It's time for a new Challenge at Lacy Sunshine and the theme this fortnight is The North Pole. Think winter, snow snowflakes, candy canes, use anything you might find at the North Pole and you're good to go. And be sure to check out the Loyalty Program digi, free to those who used a Lacy Sunshine Stamp in the previous challenge or 50% off in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe for the duration of this challenge. I've used the adorable Candi Cane Ethereal Enchantress. She's sitting on a snow bank embossed with Snowflake Cuttlebug folder with a stenciled icicle background. I've use Spellbinders Grand Labels Four to frame the scene.
Candi is colored with Copics in shades of peppermint and spearmint. At the end of her canes I've added candy and snowflake metal brads. I had the best time with her gorgeous hair and looky, it's not RED for a change. LOL Candi Cane is just one of the fabulous new Ethereal Enchantresses available at the Shoppe, and many were custom made for Lacy Sunshine fans and drawn to exact specifications. Check out the Lacy Sunshine FB Group page for deets on how to get your own.
This adorable new digi is available at The East Wind TODAY! Meet Aurora 'Daisy Kiss'. I've framed her with Spellbinders Circles, Petite Scalloped Circles and Grand Dahlia's and added flourishes from Taylored Expressions. The layered Prima "poppy" has a mesh ribbon rosette behind and center from a disassembled silk flower. the dramatic DP is BoBunny Serenade.
It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and we've made it easy for you. Our new theme is Anything Goes and I've made a little Thanksgiving card using a number of the adorable Sprites.
I've modified a center step card to better accommodate all the little Sprites and used very old DP from the Debbie Mumm Holiday Glitter pack from JoAnn's. the sentiment is computer generated and cut and embossed with a Spellbinder's Petite Scalloped Oval and inked with Distress. The leaf is recycled "table confetti".
So let me introduce the Sprites. First we have Corn Sprite, Poor little guy looks kinda sad. I tried to choose ones that might appear in our Thanksgiving Dinner. Corn pudding anyone? Maybe that's why. All images have been colored with Copics, and fussy cut.
Cauliflower (or Broccoli) Sprite. He's cauliflower today, thinking roasted cauliflower gratin, although we'll probably be having broccoli. Needed a change from all the green. LOL
Pumpkin Pie Kitten. I'm the "pie girl" at Thanksgiving. We'll be having pumpkin as well as pecan (my favorite!). Tell me that kitty isn't the sweetest EVER! (Still workin' on that fur!) This reminds me of Thanksgivings past when our friend's little boy (he'll be 21 in December) couldn't wait for pie and when we came out to cut it, it had little finger gouges in it. I decorate my pies with crust cut outs which had strategically moved to disguise the the holes. LOL (Of course, he didn't do it.)
And finally, the star of the show, Turkey Sprite. He's now available in the AW Etsy shop in both jpg and png formats. Mitzi is in the process of converting many of her images to png so look for the colored dotty background if that's the format you want. Turkey Spriteis mounted on an action wobble so he "wobbles when he gobbles". Couldn't manage an action shot. You'll just have to trust me on this. I managed to resist that sentiment however. LOL Thanks for hanging in there with me, I had so much fun coloring these cuties. The team has had free reign with this challenge so be sure to visit the AW Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration there. We're so looking forward to what you come up with. And don't forget to scroll down to see the lucky winners from our last challenge. Our 1st Anniversary FB contest is still open with the theme of "My Favorite AW digi" so pop over and join us there, as well.
It's time for a new challenge at The East Wind and this time the theme is "Baby, it's Cold Outside". Pretty fitting, considering the cold wave that's sweeping the country (but not here in CA, it's been in the 70's. Yeah, I know, we're sooo spoiled). I had a hard time choosing an image for this one because there are so many fabulous ones appropriate for this theme at The East Wind Etsy Shop, but my new XCut Build a Scene die was just itching to be used and I thought the gorgeous Lucy Loo 'Cat Walk' was the perfect choice. I embossed the top layer with the Cuttlebug limited edition snowfall folder to add some softness to the cold frosty scene. The sentiment is a Starform peel off sticker in silver metallic to match the silvery moon. Lucy looks like she's missing someone, don't you think? It's so hard to be away from the ones you love at Christmas.
Today I'm hanging with the Aurora Wings Showcase Team again and am very excited to introduce the adorable new release, Christmas Tree Sprite, debuting today at Aurora Wings on Etsy and the Aurora Wings Digi Shop. I just love all Mitzi's Sprites, they're so sweet and whimsical, and he is no exception. A must for Christmas, don'tcha think? I thought he'd make a great tag to go on a special present. The tag was cut with my trimmer and I've used a MS Gingerbread punch along the bottom.
Isn't he the sweetest? He's colored with Copics and I've used Card Candy and adhesive beads for his ornaments. The star on top is a glitter sticker from JoLee's.
It's the 13th of the month and you know what that means. We've a brand new Challenge at Delicious Darkness with the theme of ATG/Bloody Hell. I've changed all the digis I used to a bloody red in my PrintMaster Platinum Program. The base DP is the 666 paper from the Beastly Paper Pack. The next layer is the Pile o' Bones Paper and I cropped and added the terrifying Halloween Freebie from the Delicious Darkness FB group to opposing corners. (One was flipped) I cut a window in the center of that layer with my Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle, popped that layer and added Let Me Out!! recessed in the window. Finished it off with MS Drippy Goo (or should I say Drippy Blood) and there you have it. Bloody HELL! I'm adding this to Left of Center using the LOC theme.
Our new challenge begins today at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and with the theme of Harvest/Thanksgiving. Sweet Rory is one of my favorite Lacy Sunshine characters and this time I've used Rory's Giant Pumpkin. I've made and easel card and dug down deep in my stash for harvest and Thanksgiving theme DP's, most of these (including the frames and "Blessings" sentiment) are from the Debbie Mumm for JoAnn Fabrics Harvest and Holiday Stack (circa 2008). The antique Pumpkin Label is a Freebie from the Graphics Fairy and I've used a twig wreath die from Memory Box and leaves from "table confetti" that I've recycled.
I've colored Rory with Copics and fussy cut her to pop her on the printed frame. The added "grass" was cut with my MS icicles border die.
I'm excited to be joining the Aurora Wings Showcase team for the new release of Rococo Cinderella. I grew up with the original Disney animated movie so I just had to do my project in the traditional blues. The base cuts are Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One cut from the DCWV Luxury Stack.
I had such fun coloring Cinderella with my Copics. Her dress details are to die for and you can view all other the fabulous interpretations by the team on the Showcase Blog.
Yeah, I know, when it rains it pours. LOL If you're looking for the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop click HERE, or the TEW Go Green Challenge click HERE. It's been awhile since I've done a CAS card and the Outlawz Sunday CAS Challenge this week is Going to the Pumpkin Patch. Yea! I'm still in Halloween mode and was dying to use this cute new stamp from ADFD. She's one of the Pumpkin Heads, but the regular shop is closed for a remodel until Nov. 14th and this image isn't available in the Etsy Shop for now. Anyway, she's colored with Copics and adhered to an A2 card embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Sentiment is computer generated. Can't get much more CAS than that. I'm also entering this in the Crafting by Designs It's Halloween Challenge, Tuesday Throwdown Dressed Up and Simon Says Wednesday ATG.
If you are looking for the Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop, please go HERE. Our new challenge at The East Wind starts today and the DT is using the fabulous freebie you receive with the November newsletter. Visit the Challenge Blog and look for the big pink rectangle on the right to get yours. Our new challenge is "Go Green", giving you the option of doing some recycling, or just using a lot of the color GREEN. I've done both! the DP's are from the DCWV Green Stack (70% recycled paper), the tree is cut with an old Halloween Cuttlebug die from the corrugated lining they put in the display cartons for Starkist tuna pouches, the grass came with my sushi (and smells like fish LOL No, JK, I washed it first. Just wondering if you're still with me here), and the embellishments are strung on the ribbon by bread tags. WooHoo!
Welcome to the 5th annual Dia de los Muertos Blog Hop. Wow I can't believe it's been 5 years since this fabulous hop was started. You should have arrived from Julietta's Blog, or if you happened upon us this by chance and would like to start from the beginning, go to Patty's Blog HERE.
I've made a mini ofrenda (altar) using the adorable kneeling girl from the Llorona Rubber Stamp set, available as a past offering (July 2014) from Smeared Ink, some mini votives covered in card stock, a punched border and gold border stickers, traditional mini marigolds made from tissue paper and the smallest of the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a gorgeous cross from Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations.
I've colored Her with Copics in bright colors to match my ofrenda. Too bad she looks so sad. She is either to young or perhaps didn't get the memo that Dia de los Muertos is a happy celebration of life, not death, and a day to remember our loved ones with smiles, not tears. This stamp set is available exclusively at Smeared Ink and is now available to the public outside the Rubber Club.
And the other, a fun party invitation using Mr. and Mrs. Bones from SCACD. They are also available individually in both rubber and digital form. More details on this project HERE.
This year our fabulous prizes include 2 $15.00 Gift certificates to the new Snap Dragon Snippets Store and 6 mini Stamp sets from Dilo en Espanol, 3 for the USA and 3 Shipping worldwide. I hope you've enjoyed what you've seen here. Now it's time to Hop on to the fabulously talented Ruthie. We seem to be experiencing some difficulties with our links These should be the correct ones.
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut in 2008, that is. I've since expanded my horizons and found a new love in coloring both rubber and digi stamps with my Copics. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 38 years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.