Monday, January 21, 2019

First Challenge of the New Year at Aurora Wings

Happy New Year everyone!  It's not only the first Challenge at Aurora Wings, but the first post from me in the new year.  YIKES!  I've never let my blog go this long without a post, but there's nothing better than to come back ready and refreshed for the fun new challenges we have in store for you this year at Aurora Wings.  The teams have had a break too, so we're easing into the new year of challenges with the all time favorite theme of Anything Goes.

My project just happens to be a Chinese New Year's project, which falls on February 5th, celebrating Mitzi's new image for Year of the Pig, available HERE on and HERE on Etsy.  Here's the closeup of this adorable image, the 12th sign of the Chinese Zodiac with the Chinese character for pig in the background.   While doing a bit of research I noticed that most of the images for this Year of the Pig were in reds and golds.  The Feng Shui lucky colors for the Lunar Year 2019 for those born in the year of the pig are Vermilion Red and Venetian Yellow, so I colored with Copics accordingly.  If you'd like to read more about the lucky colors for all signs of the Chinese Zodiac for 2019 click HERE.

I fussy cut and popped the image and cut some textured gold paper with the Oriental Fan die from Tattered Lace in the background.  My hubby was born in a Year of the Pig and he received a special gift from a Chinese woman who worked for him when we had her and her family over for dinner during the holidays many years ago.  He holds an honored place in our dining room hutch and will be especially lucky this year all shiny and gold.

So there you have it!  A brand new challenge at Aurora Wings for a brand new year.  Be sure check out the fabulous inspiration by the Stella team HERE and come play along.  It's Anything Goes!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Last Minute for Ike's Art

Yeah, I know, I haven't been posting.  I seem to have lost the crafting mojo but today I rallied with this adorable polar bear family that was the Progressive Freebie image for December in the Ike's Art Fan FB group.  It also just happens to be part of the cool Inuit set of 6 digis, one of many in Ike's World Tour series.

I printed the family in a light gray and used Copic warm grays to shade the fur.  They're partially fussy cut and then I just extended the base to look like snow drifts.  I have bigger plans, but couldn't find my igloo die, so instead I chose to go CAS with a night sky DP from the DCWV Winter Magic stack.  The sentiment was computer generated, influenced by the look on mama bear's face.  I gotta say I kept singing "And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again," from "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas", the whole time I was coloring.  LOL

I'm also entering this in the Ike's World Challenge #115 AG/Christmas Time, the DL.Art December Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Last Post for the DL.Art Elf Antics with a Twist

Well, Elzabet and I have had loads of fun playing in the DL.Art Elf Antics with a Twist Event but it's Day 12 and this is my 3rd post, so...  

I'm afraid my promise to shop today with Elzabet wasn't kept and she finally got tired of waiting and snuggled up to Santa for a nap.  I'm afraid she might have told him I was naughty today.  Hope not, it couldn't be helped.  A huge thanks to Diana, for the great time and to all of the other elves out there who played along.  Merry Christmas!

I'm adding this to the last day of the Elf Antics Event on DL.Art.

GIVE! 'Tis the Season

It's the last day of the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on FB, of course, but I've managed to use this adorable Santa, just in time.  I'd planned to use him in the Coffee Lovers Hop but didn't make it so I changed gears and found a mini Bingo card from Jenni Bolen and DP with lots of presents instead.  The sentiment is a sticker from K&Co I found in my stash.

I'm also adding this to the DL.Art December Linky Challenge,  the DL.Art Thankful Thursday #238 Christmas Challenge, and the Outlawz Festive Fridays Christmas theme.

In the meantime, although I promised Elzabet that we'd shop today, but I don't think it's gonna happen.  She decided a shelf was more boring to wait on than a wreath so she hopped on this Santa wreath in hopes that he's a talking head.  LOL

I'm adding this to the last day of the Elf Antics Event on DL.Art.  #2/3

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day 12 #1

Well, it's the last day of the 6th annual Elf Antics with a twist event at DL.Art and Elzabet and I are very sorry to see it end.  Elzabet reminds me that this is an ANNUAL event, so she can come back to play next year but today we'd better get our butts in gear and do some shopping!  The Christmas Store is her favorite, of course, but she recently discovered Neiman Marcus.    EIYIYI!  It's beginning to COST a lot like Christmas!

I'm entering this in the 6th annual Elf Antics with a twist event at DL.Art   Day 12, #1.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day 11 #3

Sorry I haven't been crafting, but a couple of crafting events I participated in left me way behind.  I sure had fun, but I'm struggling with decorating and other holiday details. Elzabet has been helping, or goes off to do her own thing.  She came across these happy guys on her snowman search and joined the group singing "Let it Snow".

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a twist event at DL.Art.

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day 11 #2

This snow lady says "Hi".  Elzabet waves back, but to be honest, she thinks her grin is kind of creepy.  Maybe it has something to do with the candles on her head melting her brain.  Nice outfit, though.

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a twist event at DL.Art.

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day 11 #1

Since Elzabet has been missing the snow, she went looking for snowmen.  She wondered if this guy melts when he pours hot tea.

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a twist event at DL.Art.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day10 #3

Elzabet says the elves spend all kinds of time on sleds at the North Pole and really wanted to take this one out for a spin.  It's a little big for her to handle alone and what a bummer there's no snow.  She says maybe next year she'll ask Santa to send her elsewhere.  I sure hope not!

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a Twist Event at DL.Art, Day 10.

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day10 #2

Elzabet is fascinated by the birdie in the nest.  The birdie seems to like her, too.  She says birdies are like private airplanes for elves at the North Pole.

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a Twist Event at DL.Art, Day 10.

Elf Antics at DL.Art Day 10 #1

Elzabeth is getting quite excited about the fabulous decorations everywhere (except at home since I've barely started).  She wonders where the candle is in this lantern but supposes that would burn up the pine cones and stuff inside.  Pretty, though.  She also likes the snow, even if it's fake.

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a Twist Event at DL.Art, Day 10.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Elf Antics Day 9 /3

Elzabeth decided to check out who all the presents are for.  WOW! Those are some BIG boxes!  Some children have been very good this year.  Clearly not Elzabet, though, and she knew it.  One glimpse of the Security Guard and she high tailed it out of there.

I'm entering this in the 6th Annual Elf Antics with a Twist Event at DL.Art, Day 9