Wednesday, December 9, 2015

3D Star Ornament

This pretty (and easy and quick)  Star Ornament (or package topper!!!) follows at tutorial at  Splitcoast Stampers for the Wednesday Technique workshop taught by Wendy Klein. I was dismayed to find that one of my stars in the SU Star Dieset has gone missing, so the graduated pattern of the stars isn't exactly to my liking.  The topmost red and gold foil star is a McGill Star punched embellishment.  LOVE IT!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Soft Snowfall

This tri-fold card uses the exquisite  Simon Says Soft Snowfall die, (exclusively at Simon Says Stamps #304) Judiken embossable acrylic, and  Tim Holtz distress inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint sketch, seedless preserves, and several blends of the yellows and soft gray distress inks. The sentiment on the inside is from  SU Bright and Beautiful, and the Peace sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo  Christmas stampset. Colors are bright white embossing powder (SU) Night of Navy.  This card was inspired by Jennifeer McGuire's beautiful Tri  Fold Card work found in her UTube tutorial.  Now my Christmas cards are finished, with memories of hundreds of new techniques, and hours of fun for this Holiday.  

At Christmas time, dear friends, 
 It's an easy thing to do!  
Wishing all the nicest things
For every one of you.
And at this extra-joyous time, 
we'd like to add one thing.,   
 May you have all the happiness and joy 
That twenty sixteen can bring.  


  All best wishes for a speedy one, Chip.
The adorable little bee is the Bee Sprite by Aurora  Wings.  Thank you Mitzi for another precious sprite to play with!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Hanukkah

This special card was created for special friends on this first day of Hanukkah, 2015.  The card was created with a kit created by EMS Arts several years ago.  

Miran's Angelica--from the Heart

This is Miran's Digi  Girl #273, Angelica, posted for the Progressive Challenge December Album on Facebook at Art by Miran.  She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and finished with Wink of Stella, Glittering Snow Writer (deco arts), diamond glitter and Flower Soft on the heart.  The paper is Real Red (SU) and the EF I used was Intricate  Swirl by the Paper Studio.  The Stamp is SU from Teeny Tiny Wishes stampset.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Watercolor Ornament Card

This is my first try as I  following the watercoloring techniques described in  Dina Kowal's tutorial  at Splitcoast Stampers.  It was fun and challenging as I tried Lyra Aqua Crayons, Tim Holtz Distress inks, red, green and white Wink of Stella and some border and sentiment stickers.  I used the small poinsettia stamp from Just Rite Festive Poinsettia stampset on the ornament.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Art by Miran

Here are a couple of cuties drawn by Miran and available in her Art by Miran Esty Shoppe.  This top on is the Snowflake Princess.  She's colored in Prismacolor pencils, and accented with Wink of Stella, pearls, and four kinds of Stickles.  The sentiment is from the stampset "Snowflakes" from Hot Off the Press. The ink is SU Island Indigo and clear heat embossed then fussy cut.  This is incredibly sparkly, much more than any web-detail photo can share.

Digigirl 1252  Suzi Snowflakes is also a Prismacolor artpiece mounted on Night of Navy and Smoky Gray cardstock.  Accented with 3d crystal glaze, and stickles, Dazzling  Snow Writer (Deco Arts) and Posca Pen white paint.  The fonts are Almonte  Snow and Arno pro that creates the wordart: "Take time to chase the snowflakes." (Photoshop CC)

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Faux Silk and Vellum

Now nothing is more fun than the technique shared this week by Sandi McIver shared on her techniques blog for Black Friday, 2015.  I used SU Baja Breeze paper under SU vellum  Snowflakes stamped in Hero Arts white paint are from SU "A Little Something" kit.  The Merry Everything sentiment is from  SU Jingle all the Way stampset embossed with SU gold EP (the best!) The trees are a rubber stamp by Tim Holtz stamped in Black Stazon. (Reindeer Flight CMS 052) Other elements are punched stars, gold thread bows, silver loops, snowflakes, etc. She and her design team share Total Techniques on her blog bringing so many ideas to cardmaking.  Thanks  Sandi.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peek - A Boos

These cards were inspired by a tutorial taught by  Sandi McIver She called them Peek  A Boo cards.  They are fun to make and turn out SO cute.,  The top one is die cut with ovals from the Lil Inkers Stitched Mats. The artpiece puppy with a candy cane is by  Art by Miran, and is pencilled in Prismacolor Pencils. The North Pole Pole with the tag that says Santa PLEASE stop here was a gift designed by my friend Tracy Wray.
The polka dotted paper is by SU from Season of Style and uses SU green papers for matting
 Also from Season of Style these trees have been dipped in Versamark and then heat set with clear embossing powder. This could have been done as effectively with 3d Crystal Glaze, but it was fun to heatset the clear EP making these trees come away from the matching paper under them. They've  been edged with line stickers from Pop Ups Etc, and the trees stand away glistening and still matching the designer paper below.  Another one using this  SU tree punch is HERE

Puppies and Candy Canes

This unusual "decorative corner card" was inspired by a tutorial and video on Split Coast Stampers by Dina Kowal and Laura Lipe.   The papers were designed by UK designer Poppy Moon called Blue Christmas (a collection of papers)  They are found in her Esty store.  The Candy Canes were designed by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen in her kit "All Wrapped Up"   The puppy was drawn by Miran and was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  The dies I used were Spellbinders basic Circles, Lifestyle Crafts scalloped circles and Spellbinders Holiday (S6-040). The stamp is a SU stamp from the Christmas Messages stampset.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Papers 'N Pixels_ Cards for VA

The Sun City Papers 'N Pixels Club gathered today to create Christmas and Holiday cards for the patients at the nearby Las Vegas Veteran's Administration Hospital.  12 friends created almost 100 cards for the Vets.  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Digi Girl 265---Cellphone

Here is the November Progressive image for the Facebook Progressive Challenge at Art by Miran.
Thank you for such a cute image to work with.  She's colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and finished with "Hello You" red holographic paper diecuts from the  SU Hello You dieset.  Mighty cute for a special teen!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Skating_JDufort Merry Christmas To YOU

Wow!  Already skating our way into the Holiday Season.  This card is created with J Dufort's cute 2014 ice skater graphic, matted on Mossy Meadow green paper, and striped SU dp.  It's worked in Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is stamped from a Just  Right Clearstamp set "Festive Poinsettia (CR 04635). Wink of Stella and touches of clear stickles finish the card.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Memory Box Ornaments Cards

These cards were all created with various Ornament (large ornament) dies from Memory Box.
The basic design was inspired by some cards created by Sandi MacIver for her blog hop.  She called them Embellished Ornaments

This is Larue, (Memory Box 98377) touched with silver Wink of Stella and Cherry  Cobbler and Mossy Meadow (SU) DP and cardstock,

Above is Memory Box Colette, (98379) with foiled red and gold paper from my stash, and mounted on Real Red and Mossy Meadow cardstock by SU.  The ornament is diecut from star holographic paper, window cut through to the Real Red cardstock below.  

And this one, my favorite, is Memory Box Ornament Emma, (98411) mounted on white shimmer paper (SU), and diecut from gold star holographic foil.   These can be very tricky to adhere, and for them, I found that "stick it" was the very best for the extremely intricate dies.  Two of them, however are adhered with Multi-Medium Matte glue.  Emma is brought off the background with play foam adhered to the back of the ornament and then to the card base.  All Merry Christmas stickers are from Pop-ups Etc.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Get Well Fast, R.

This card is for a friend having shoulder surgery this morning.  Wishing you a speedy recovery, and faster than you can imagine healing.  Get well fast, R!
The card is made with SU Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry, and coordinating DP. Accented with gold ribbons and stickers (from PopUps Etc)  for this USN fellow.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Hallowee'n Over and Over

This cute little witch graphic was drawn by Hannah Lynn and named "Pricilla"  SO!  I couldn't resist putting her against the vibrant sunset sky photo taken by a friend of mine in Sequim, WA in August.  The  witch is entirely colored in Photoshop, and the font is Halloween Spider.


This little witch below is by Art by Miran.  She's called Trick or Treat Witch  She's done entirely in Prismacolor Pencils, with a tag designed by  Tracy Wray. Mounted on black and Tangelo Twist papers by SU

Enter if you Dare Besties...Sassy Studios, finished with SU dp Halloween, and teeny tiny wishes stamp. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

For a Scorpio Birthday

This graphic of a Scorpio Zodiac diva was drawn by J. Dufort  It is done with prismacolor pencils and finished with stickers from pop-ups etc.  

Happy  Birthday Charlie

Monday, October 26, 2015

Irises by Kuik for a Kappa Friend

This Flower Lady Fantasy (Iris) by Ching Chow Kuik was just what I was looking for for a Kappa Friend on reaching her Golden 50th year with Kappa Kappa Gamma. She is colored in Prismacolor pencils, and finished with holographic line border stickers, pearls and mounted on Mercury Glass Recollections gold foil paper.  The key and locket are from my stash. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Ching Chow Kuick--Halloween

Isn't this beautiful little witch adorable?  I colored her for the Ching Chow Kuick  Kit and Clowder Facebook Challenge.  And for her blog challenge. I think now all my Halloween Greetings are done and in the mail.  The Squirrel and Toadstool  artwork is available HERE

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mermaid Kisses and Christmas Wishes

This sweet Christmas Eve Mermaid was drawn by J. Dufort.  She's done in Prismacolor pencils, wink of stella, and liquid pearls. Gold frame is created sticker lines from Pop Ups Etc. Mounted on SU papers. Sentiment in Photoshop. Since we'll have been in Tahiti on  Christmas Eve,  I thought a little Mermaid would be a fun card to send.

Feel Better Fast, Donnie

This cute  Apple a Day keeps the  Doctor Away graphic was drawn by J. Dufort.   It's pencilled  with Prismacolors and cut with the Spellbinder's S5-59 Gold Labels 4 dies. Island Indigo,  SU paper.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

SU Small Jump on Holiday Cards

I was working with SU vellum today and got quite a few cards made, one bunch using the Jingle All the Way Dies, and the other the Star  Framelits by SU.  PLUS the Winter Wonderland Vellum, and older vellums I had for projects like these were really fun for a change.  Love the effects of heat embossing beautiful Christmas sentiments, and while I have a LOT of different company's embossing powder, I got the best results today with SU's.  Holographic glitter and gold tickers on the Jingle all the way diecut cards and the holographic border are from PopUps Etc

Monday, October 19, 2015

Young Witch Aurora Wings

This card was created for the Aurora  Wings Challenge for Halloween.    I chose the pretty Young  Witch to celebrate. The matting is Core-di-nations sanded textured core paper, and two designs created by Michelle Roos in her card-crafting kit called Halloween. The border is a gorgeous etched gold satin ribbon from my stash (and I think from Ribbons N Things).  She's colored with Prismacolor pencils on Neenah white paper and fussy cut for mounting and stacking up on this 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch card.   It is created for a small child, so isn't a scary witch or goblin.   The inside sentiment reads:

On Halloween the thing you must do Is pretend that nothing can frighten you.  And if somethin' scares you and you want to run, Just let on like it's Hallowee'n fun

My other coloring for this image is here:

Harvest Elf_Aurora Wings

This gorgeous autumn graphic is from Aurora Wing's fantasy collection.   She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and finished with Wink of Stella.  The matting is SU blackberry bliss paper, and the edge detail is from the S4-525 Spellbinders Decorative Curved Square dieset.

The second time I colored the Harvest Elf, I framed the final piece in a rich-grained wooden frame for my coffee table.  She is  So sweet, and I am very pleased with the pencilling and the detail of this gorgeous image.