Feb 3, 2016

Under the Sea

Good morning! 
Time for a little Whimsy Inspiration today using one of the new MiRan rubber stamps from the January release. This gorgeous stamp is called "Coralia" .
She's been colored with copic markers. The background was done with distress ink, SU ink and water. The card is CAS, I just added some washi tape and the sentiment, then finished it off with sticky pearls and twine. I will most likely re-do this card, unfortunately I got ink onto her hand when inking the backgorund...
The sentiment is from an older Whimsy Stamp set - Summer Letter Seals

Hope you like today's card, and thank you for visiting!
Stay warm!!

Feb 1, 2016

Critters and Creatures Linky Party 1 - February

Hi blogging friends. Welcome to the very first "Critters and Creatures" Linky party. Yes, you read correctly, I have decided to start up another linky party, as I am having so much fun with the "Let's Color" party. Bought the inklinz subscription, so I might as well get some good use out of it :-)

For this linky party you will use an animal (pets, wildlife, fish, birds, insects, etc. - real or mythical) as the focal point. Seems like there are so many creations with girly images out there, being shared in blogland (which are all gorgeous!!!) but I'd like to see more critter creations :-)

 Rules and Guidelines
Focal point must be a critter or creature (any animal) 
It must be a new creation (no back linking)
Mention linky party on your blog post or gallery entry
Enter as many times as you like as long as it's new
Feel free to combine with other challenges 
Each linky party will be "Anything Goes with a critter or creature" 

Critters and Creatures #1
Anything goes with an animal

Image has been stamped onto neenah solar crest card stock and then colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, copic markers for the skin. The tiny hearts at the bottom are from a really old Stampin Up Stamp set. Postmark and cancellation mark are by Penny Black. I used an old cuttlebug die for the hearts.
You can find the cute image HERE in this set.

And now it's your turn to share a critter or creation creation.

Starting February 1st
 (Image above for logo has been used with written permission by Penny Black, Inc.)

I will post 2 to 3 of my top picks who will receive a badge to post to their side bar. 
Top picks will be announced with the next linky party.
You have until March 5th 9am EST to link up. New party will start Monday March 7th. 

Happy creating!!

Jan 30, 2016

Let's Color Linky Party 3

Good Morning and Happy Weekend!
Already time for another Let's Color Linky Party! A big thank you to all of you that linked up in the last two weeks, be sure to scroll down to the end of this post, to see if you were one of the top picks. 

Let's Color Linky Party 3
Anything goes with something colored
optional theme (in case you can't decide what to color):

And this is what I made for today, using a cute Mimi stamp.
Stamped onto xpress it blending card and then colored with copic markers and faber castell polychromos pencils. A pretty simple card, I embellished with some twine and glitter and used my Janome sewing machine around the edges.
The sketch was inspired by this cute card designed by Jill Foster.

This card is available for sale in my etsy shop if you are interested.


Now onto my top choices, it's never easy to choose but I did manage. So here are my top choices in no particular order.



Here is the top pick badge for your sidebar!

Now it's your turn to get coloring!

A few things to remember:
Must include something colored
Blog post must include link back here
Unlimited entries and feel free to combine with other challenges
Anything colored goes - theme is always optional 

Linky Party open until February 12th 10AM (EST)
Can't wait to see what you colored!

Jan 25, 2016

Little Valentine Gift Bag

Hi everyone! Hope you're all doing good and are staying warm. 
Today  I am sharing a cute little gift bag that'll be perfect for a little Valentine gift. And I already have a very special recipient in mind for this :-)

The gift bag was really easy to make, following a tutorial I found on Splitcoast Stampers. 

I started out with a sheet of pink card stock, not sure why it looks like kraft card stock in the photo. 
You can find all the measurements in this tutorial

Before adding the pretty image, I embellished the bag with sparkly designer paper, added a die cut border to the flap and tied the sheer pink ribbon. The cute Kitty Ballerina from Whimsy Stamps has been colored with copic markers. To finish it off I added some tiny flowers and pearls. The "scripted love"die cut was done with a new die from Whimsy Stamps, it fit perfectly onto the top part of the flap.

A couple more photos..
Hope you liked my little gift bag today. I definitely had fun making it, and will be making a boy version of this very soon!

Thanks for visiting!!

Jan 20, 2016

With Love - for Whimsy Stamps January Challenge

Today the new challenge is going live at whimsy inspires challenges, and the theme this month is
 "With Love".

 I used one of the new stamps from the Elisabeth Bell collection to make my card. 

She's been stamped with Memento ink and colored with copics and Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Then fussy cut. Grass was done with an old punch. I added some postage sentiments to the card along with some twine. A little bit of glitter to the ruffles on the dress and the flowers to finish it off.

There is a Whimsy gift certificate to win over at the Whimsy challenge blog, come play along, you can use any stamp manufacturer. 

You can find the Whimsy products here:

I would also like to play along here: 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New (new stamp) 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist: Make It Girly 
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge- Something New, Something Old (new stamp old patterned paper)
 Sweet Stamps - January -  Anything Goes 
 Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes

Have a great day everyone,
stay warm!

Jan 18, 2016

Poppies for Penny Black and More - Midmonth Creation

Already the 18th of the month, that means it's time for some Penny Black and More inspiration for our January challenge. This month it's all about girly creations. Come join us for a chance at one of the fun prizes. Any brand of stamps is welcome, but it has to be an actual rubber or clear stamp, not digital. You are also allowed to use a Penny Black stickeroo.

For today's mid-month post I used the poppy stamp from the set Blooming Garden. Stamped with memento ink and colored with copic markers.
Then I stamped the poppies again on post-it notes, cut out and used as mask so I could add ink to the background. The music sheet stamp is by Hero Arts. To finish it off I added gold glitter to the blooms and some washi tape with white card stock and a brad as an accent in the corner....kind of wish I left the glitter off...
I am also playing along here:
Crafty Friends Challenge - anything goes 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge  Jan - anything goes
Crafting-With-Friends -  Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party -  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - F,   Seeing Red
DoubleClick Skittles -  Use A Flower
Inspiration Destination  F- Always Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to join us at Penny Black and more simply click here. 

Jan 16, 2016

Let's Color Linky Party #2

Good Morning and Welcome to Let's Color Linky Party #2!

It was great seeing so many of you linking up, be sure to scroll down to see if you are one of the top picks!

Time already for a new linky party.

Anything goes with something colored
optional theme: the color pink

 Here is my share for today using a cute stamp from an older Penny Black clear stamp set.
Stamped using versafine onyx ink and colored using Faber castell Polychromos pencils. A little bit of  blending was done with a prismacolor colorless blender. The sentiment is from this set by Whimsy Stamps, and the snowflakes are from this Penny Black sentiment set.

And here are are the top picks of last linky party in no particular order.



Well done ladies, here is your badge for your sidebar.  


Now it's your turn to share something new you  have colored! 

A few things to remember:
Anything goes with something colored.
(any finished papercraft, coloring page, home decor etc.)
It must be something new.
Entry must include link back here.
Feel free to combine with other challenges.
Enter as many times as you like.

This is not required, but to make this even more fun, why not select an entry ahead of yours to comment on? A great way to discover a new favorite blog or make a new blogging friend.