Friday, December 17, 2010

Shades of green Recipe #64

Hello all,
I seem to have forgotten to add my last weeks recipe, I think I've lost my mind along the way with the Christmas frenzy shopping this last two weeks:-( So here is recipe 64 and this week Michele has challenged us to :
1. Shades of green:-)
2.The sketch below
The winner will get 3 Digi images from Crafts 4 Eternity! Go Here to play with us at Crafts 4 Eternity

I had a bit of a hard time with everything being "green" as you can see:-) But I did as much green as I could fit, haha. I had so much fun using Crissy Armstrongs new image called "Leap of Joy" I cut my Reindeer out and used pop dots on the back. Copics were used to color my image and I added green smooch to the holly and a bit of gold to the bells. Please go and see what the rest of the team came up with

Supplies used were:
Image: Crissy Armstrong:Leap of Joy from Whimsy stamps
DP: College press: Little Flurries
CS:Bazzill,
Copic markers, smooch
flat backed rhinestones
Border Punch and sentiment stamp from Stampin up
Here's to the last weekend before Christmas and I hope everyone gets their last minute shopping done:-)
XMicheleX




Friday, December 3, 2010

Sunday's With Crissy Challenge #12 Christmas is coming! or Winter is Here!
Welcome back
Two Posts in one day :-) It's my turn to share my card for December's Challenge Crissy has come up with, which is either Christmas themed or Winter:-) I picked Christmas, I have to catch up on my card making by this weekend or there will be no cards from me, Yikes! My image is a new Angel from Crissy called "Touched By Love" which can be found Here at Whimsy Stamps. Why not have a try in the challenge, If you are one of the first 12 entrys, Crissy is giving an extra digital image plus the chance at the end of the month to win the regular prize! Go to Crissy's Post HERE to enter your card! This challenge is for the Month of December.
I used Graphic 45 Papers that I've had in my stash, with Bazzill and Bo Bunny CS. My image was colored with Copic Markers on Georgia Pacific CS, a tiny bit of red Spica on the berries of the holly, SU ultra fine glitter for her wings and the blanket, I used Stampin ups corner and border punch that I recently ordered, which I thought was just so elegant to add to this beautiful angel and Baby. The ribbon is actually three different ribbons I put together from my ribbon collection.
Supplies used:
Image: Crissy Armstrong's "Touched BY Love"
Punches: Stampin Up
Copic Markers
Card stock: Bo Bunny and Bazzill
Glitter: Stampin UP
Have a Great weekend
XMicheleX

Friday, November 26, 2010

Twinkling Stars R#61

Here we are at another Friday,
We had a wonderful quiet ThanksGiving yesterday and today is the start of a new Challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity:-)
The Challenge is: 1. To use the sketch below
2. Add some stars somewhere on your project!
The prize this week is 3 digi images, Christmas ones have been added recently
I decided to use my wonderful Magnolia Tilda holding her star wand, and glued tiny star confetti to the dangling stars:-) Some yellow MS type of confetti glitter added to the large star. The DP is from a DCWV stack I've had and thought it would be fun to use just the part with the snowman, I added SU ultra fine glitter to the snowman and snow drifts, some more confetti stars were glued to the background and prima flowers with a glitter covered brad were added to finish off the bottom. a EK success border punch was used and it had a tiny dot cut out above each scallop that I hid with the aqua and brown cs. I made the card 5.5x5.5.
I would also like to add this card to the following:
paper play : stars
paper take weekly : Cut it out
XMicheleX

Friday, November 12, 2010

R#59 I Believe in Santa

Hi All!
It's Friday and another Challenge to start off your weekend at Crafts 4 Eternity! This week here is what you need to do to play along with us:-)
1. Use the sketch below
2. use a santa image
The prize is a few images from Crafts 4 Eternity's store!
I used Crissy Armstrong's Santa's Mailbox, which can be found Here at Squigglefly. I had to do another santa of Crissy's because I love their whimsical faces:-) I used Copic markers to color him, CS was Bazzill, Ribbons were all Stampin up. I added a hint of ultra fine glitter from Stampin up to the snow and the flat acrylic snowflake, white flocking was glued onto santa's white fur parts on his outfit.

other challenges I added this card to:
A Soonful of sugar-snow/snowflakes
Cute card Thursday- anything goes
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
XMicheleX

Friday, November 5, 2010

R#58- Doodle- Tastic

Happy Friday everyone:-)
Thank you all for stopping by to see what I've come up with:-)
This weeks Challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity is to use:
1. The sketch below
2. add some doodling,
My doodling was added to look like faux stitching, just a little to be seen!


Supplies I used were:
DP : Stampin Up
CS: Stampin Up
Gold mirror CS was a scrap piece I had saved from my recent card for sundays with Crissy
Image: CC Designs from All That scraps
Ribbons: from Stampin Up
Embellishments : flat back pearl, Rhinestones, snowflake from my Local craft store
border loop punch : MS
Circle and scalloped circle : nesties
That's about it for now, Here's wishing everyone has a great weekend!

XMicheleX

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sundays with Crissy Challenge #11- Red, Green and Gold



Welcome Everyone!
Today is my day to show off one of Crissy's four new images just released at Whimsy stamps
The name of this cutie is Classic santa and he reminds me of the santa from my childhood:-) Crissy has designed these images with the upcoming Christmas holidays in mind, and from Nov. 8 to the 14th all digis at Whimsy are on sale 50% off !!
This month LSL Diversified is sponsoring with another generous prize they donated to give to one lucky challenge participant. Crissy will add to this package of stamping related accessories from LSLD, and throw in three of her digital images of the winner's choice from either Whimsy Stamps or Squigglefly!
All you need to do to be eligible for the draw is to use one of Crissy's digital images on your creation. If you are just playing in the challenge, you may use any image you wish from anywhere. This is just a rule for the candy draw.
You need to go Here to link up your card to the blue inlinkz box at the bottom of Crissy's post to join in this fun Challenge.
Please make sure you go every few days to Sunday's with Crissy blog to see the other design team members creations as we are all taking turns to show them off through the month of November:-)
I had so much fun coloring this image that I'm making some as my Christmas cards and who knows I think he'd look wonderful as Gift tags:-)
I used Bazzill swiss dot as my card base, in 6X6, Bazzill red was used for the mat and circles cut with my Nesties. I used the Stampin up oval punch and scalloped oval for the sentiment which I created on my computer. DP is DCWV and ribbon is PTI. I used a piece of Gold Metallic cardstock for the loop border with was punched using a MS punch.
Other challenges I am entering this card in are:
sir stamp alot- Christmas traditions
wild orchid challenge- Red, Green , Gold
Craft with passion: anything goes
Bee Crafty: Christmas
Die cut dreams challenge: anything goes
City Crafter: get your digi on
dotties world: anything goes
Copics used were:
Boots: C8, C7, C4
Santa suit: R35, R46, R39, R89
Pom pom and white trim on suit: B32, C2 and Blender pen to blend the colors into the white.
Hair and Beard: E42, E40, hint of C2 and Blender pen to blend into the white area.
skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 cheeks and R32 for lips
Background: Pan pastels in yellow and tattered angels sunshine glimmer mist.
Bells from local craft store.
Ribbon: PTI
Cardstock: Bazzill swiss dot and red.
Accents for the candy cane belt buckle were Copic spica pens and in the trim
Highlights were a sharpie white fine point marker.
Here's wishing everyone a wonderful week! and thanks for stopping by to see what I've come up with:-)
XMicheleX

Friday, October 29, 2010

Recipe#57 O Christmas Tree

Hi All,
I hope your week has gone well:-) I am having a tooth pulled today as I have been having problems with it, so my weekend may not be as great as some of you, hehe
This weeks Challenge for Crafts 4 Eternity is to add a tree to the sketch below:-) I dug out an Ollyfant stamp set I purchased last year and it worked perfectly for this sketch and challenge!
I added a sentiment I made on the computer, and punched it with SU's oval punch and oval scallop punch. I paper pieced the ribbons for the tree, used SU design paper, and colored the image with Copic markers. There are hints of ultra fine glitter here and there for some sparkle. I cut the little girl out and used pop dots to place her in front of the tree, and I chalked the background with a new pan pastel pale blue color! PTI cs was used and some flat back pearls, I also added a bit of distressing to the papers.
The Prize this week is an adorable snowman that is pictured on crafts 4 Eternity's blog ,Please go and see what the other DT members came up with this week:-) Here's wishing everyone a great weekend!
XMicheleX

Friday, October 22, 2010

R#56 SPOOKY

Happy Friday everyone! Today is a new week for a new Challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity and It's got a "Spooky" theme to it! The prize this week is Halloween Bingo Digi cards and here is what you need to be in it:-) I flipped my sketch to fit my Frankie...
1. Use the sketch below
2. have a Halloween theme
I used a Penny Black stamp I have owned for awhile and haven't been able to use him much:-) so I stamped him and cut him out! I distressed a bit of the CS around the image,
I had found these really cute3-D Halloween embellishments at a local craft store and thought it would be perfect to put right in this spot on the sketch:-)
I've also added this card to these challenges:
Supplies used:
Image: Copics
Paper & CS: DCWV
Bling and embellishment from Craft store
XMicheleX

Friday, October 15, 2010

White Christmas: C4E Recipe #55

Hi All,
This week It's a theme of "White christmas" and to use the color white.....Well I tried really hard and I did use white card stock on the background and I did add a white flower and white pearls:-) so I hope that counts, because these snow people needed Christmas colors in them to be "happy"
I added a pretty flower and some crystals from wild orchid crafts, a few red flat back pearls to look like berries with my MS leaf punch....The papers are from my Cricut Imagine which I am loving what I can do with it, and I added Sea Glass tattered Angels to the white circle behind the snow peopleFor the Challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity this week we are looking for the sketch above, add the color white, and a Christmas theme, The sponsor this week is by Crafty Sentiments. Please go look at all the DT cards:-) wonderful ideas! My image is from Crafty Sentiments and I think Its adorable and I had fun playing this week with it
I colored the image with Copic markers and added glitter here and there. The circle and scalloped circle were done on the cricut machine.
Have a great weekend everyone
XMicheleX

Thursday, October 7, 2010

All That Glitters: C4E Recipe #54

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is:
1. Use the sketch
2. include some glitter
I used my cricut Imagine, to cut the shapes and I even printed the back oval scalloped paper with the cricut, the other papers are Basic Grey. card stock was bazzill around the image and Basic grey pieces.I added a piece of black ribbon from my ribbon stash, and a white paper dot covered in my favorite ultra fine glitter from SU. I added spots of the glitter on the little girls wings and Spica glitter pens on the horn, hearts, and halo. I used Copic markers for the coloring. And just a note... I don't know what happened but when I originally looked at the sketch on my computer, It appeared to be oval? I have no clue what I did but I made my oval shape and now as I uploaded the image of the sketch it appears as a circle:-) It was probably me, hehe but I swear I thought it was oval, Life would have been much easier if I had known it was a circle:-) I sat with the cricut for at least an hour trying to get a large enough oval shape that would fit my image, hehe
The Image is an old Penny Black stamp that I have just needed to have:-)
Here's to a wonderful weekend ahead.
XMicheleX

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Buttons and Bows-Sundays with Crissy

Hi Everyone,
Today I'm excited to share another new challenge at Sundays with Crissy! For the entire month of October the challenge is "Buttons and Bows"!
This month the really kind and generous people of Stitchy Bear Stamps are sponsoring us! They are offering up FIVE digital images of your choice from their store! And Crissy is going to throw in THREE of her digital images as well, making the prize a total of EIGHT digital images!
If you use either a Stitchy Bear Image or one of Crissy's digital images from either Whimsy Stamps, Sqigglefly, or Wags n' Whiskers, you will be eligible for the prize! If you don't use any of those designated images, that's fine, you can still play along. But you won't be entered into the draw if you choose to use alternate images!
You can link it up Here at Sundays with Crissy post. Please keep an eye out every few days to see more of the design teams creations, and remember you have till October 31st to enter a link to your challenge card (not your whole blog please) Remember every few days another one of Crissy's talented DT members will have their turn at putting up their card for the month, so keep visiting the blog over there as well.
My card was made using Crissy's brand new image called Annas Hallowe-en, which can be found here.
Supplies I used are:
DP: DCWV
Ribbon: Maya Road
Bat: was cut from a piece of felt trim from Recollections
Buttons were from friends, thanks Donna and Louise:-) for helping a girl in need of Halloween colored buttons:-)
Spica pens on the crown: yellow and gold mixed here and there and a hint of lavender in her hearts on her dress

Other Challenges I'm entering in here:
Fridays sketchers here the sketch
One stitch at a time here anything goes, halloween
Thank you for stopping by
XMicheleX

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wacky Weather-- R #53 Crafts 4 Eternity

Hi Everyone! It's Friday, YAY! I'ts been a week here with rain on and off and humidity, which doesn't make working with the copics and the paper a great experience especially with the paper ! I had bleed problems and ended up doing my Image 3 or 4 times and finally just decided that there might not be much hope in getting a "bleed free" image with the paper:-(
The Challenge this week for Crafts 4 Eternity is :
1. The sketch below
2. an image with snow, rain, sun in it
This weeks prize is a GDT spot for November:-) so why not have a try at the challenge.
Please also go see the wonderful cards the rest of the DT came up with:-)
Supplies used:
I used my Cricut Imagine for all the design papers,
Cardstock SU and Bazzill
Image: Mo Manning A Duck Day
Ribbon from my pile of ribbon. (local craft store)
Copic markers for coloring the image.
Have a wonderful weekend friends:-)
XMicheleX

Friday, September 24, 2010

Lavender and Lace C4E Recipe #52

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the theme is:
1. Use the sketch below
2. Use lavender
3. Use a piece of lace
The prize this week is an assortment of stamped images:-)
Please go have a look at the wonderful cards that the DT has come up with
I flipped my sketch on its side just cause I liked it better with my image:-)
Supplies used :
Card stock: Bazzill
Design paper: Little yellow Bicycle Zinnia
Ribbon & Pearls from my collection
Flower: from Petaloo
branch punch: Martha stewart
coloring: Copics
Here's wishing everyone has a great weekend coming up!
XMicheleX

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity Autumn Harvest Recipe #52

This week the theme is Autumn for the Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge with the sketch below and Autumn Colors! This week, Crafty Sentiments is the sponsor for this weeks challenge:-) Please go look at the DT work this week, Just lovely:-)
I decided to pull my SEI Autumn Velvet pack of papers I bought, for the circles which are different circle sizes cut from my Stampin Up punches.
Supplies used:
Image: Hanglar
paper: SEI velvet, in Autumn color pack, Printed DP I believe is Heidi Grace, CS Stampin Up.
Ribbon: from my stash
Colored image with Copics, added white highlights with sharpie extra fine point white.
Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend!
XMicheleX

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sundays with Crissy, Sparkle and Shine GDT card:-)



Happy Sunday all:-)
I'm very excited to have been asked by Crissy Armstrong ,to stay a bit longer with her "Sundays with Crissy Challenge Team" What a wonerful and Talented team they are!
It's Sunday and the beginning of september which means it's time for a new challenge from Sunday's with Crissy! The prize this week is being offered by LSL diversified. I used Crissy's Say a Prayer Digital image from here, Since the Challenge is sparkle & shine I decided to add just a pop of glitter paper in a dark pink to accent her dress, I used DP from the Memory Box- Gossame collection I just received before I left for vacation, which I think was a perfect choice with this cutie. I used Bazzill & PTI cardstock for the matting, and took clear flat backed Rhinestones and colored them with my Copic marker to give them the pink coloring. I added some ultra fine glitter to her wings for sparkle, and Copics were used to color my image. so please go over to Crissy's Sundays with Crissy blog to read about the challenge and how to enter in it, we're all having lots of fun:-)
XMicheleX

Friday, September 3, 2010

Recipe #49 Crafts 4 Eternity



I'm heading down to the last few days away on vacation with my husband and son, and have had a wonderful time:-) we leave sunday night to go home and I'm hoping all will be back to normal with the airports since Hurricane Earl is heading towards Long Island, I am also really worried about my family and friends for the next two days.
On to my card for the challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity:
This weeks prize is a guest design team spot for the month of October:-)
Here is the recipe:
1. use the sketch above
2. use your favorite fairy/Angel
I added my favorite colors too going with pink & lime green:-) the image is a Tiddly Inks digi that is another fairy from the collection:-) I kept it more simple then I would normally, I matted using bazzill CS and Dt scraps I had been saving. I colored my cutie with Copics, added spica pens on stars and wings.
Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for coming to visit me here:-)
I'm getting ready to celebrate my birthday here with my husband and son at the mouse house in Disney, and when I get back I think that I will be doing blog candy so watch for that post:-) I want to make my 48th start out with a bang:-)
Hugs
Michele






Friday, August 27, 2010

Sketch # 98 Crafts 4 Eternity




Hi all
Im on vacation with my husband and son right now but have iPad will travel:-) I uploaded my pics before I left home and am adding my text now!
This weeks challenge over at crafts4eternity is
1. Use the sketch above
2. Use your favorite Image
3. Use your favorite colors
If you join in the fun and enter a card, you might just win an array of stamped images donated by our own DT member, Pinky:-) Thanks Pinky they look awesome!
I decided to pull my Bo Bunny papers I've had in my stash for the past few months and pull it together with the sketch and my favorite colors I love to shade with in my coppices which is the pinks! So I cut the paper apart to help create the circles, and I used a new tiddly inks digital image I got and cut apart the papers for the sentiment:-) I distressed the papers a tiny bit, added some rhinestones to the teal circle, added spica pens to her wings, and her flowers,

Copic colors used:

R89,R85, 81, 83

E00, 11, 13, r20

E35, Y23, E31

BG00 , Goo

Hope you all enjoy this cutie fairy:-) please go see what the others in the DT have created this week and have a go at the challenge, who knows you may be the winner:-)

XMichelex



Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tiddly Inks Halloween Witch


Hi all
I thought I would throw in a Halloween card I put together as I was getting myself ready for our family trip to Disney World! I bought some Tiddly Inks digital images recently and Just could not pick which I liked better, so there will be a few fairies coming up and the Halloween witch I did here!
Supplies I used for this card are:
Basic Grey Eerie paper
Black glitter cs
Bazzill CS
Flat Back Black pearls (Thanks Paola)
spica pen in gold
Copics for the image
Fiber ribbon from Craft store:-)
I hope you all enjoy my card as much as I did making her,
XMicheleX