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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Penguin Love

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am busy today preparing dinner for my family and our new neighbors.
 
That doesn't mean I can't find time to craft. It's my showcase day over at Jiggery Makery and I have been coloring up 2 adorable kissing penguins
 
Meet Percy and Lily:
 
 
Aren't they just the cutest??
 
I have colored them using my Spectrum Noir Markers then added glitter to the fur trim on their hats and liquid pearls to Lily's necklace. As it's Christmas I also used a fine liner to make Percy's scarf plaid.
 
I printed the sentiment using my PC. A little Merry Christmas ribbon and a few pearls colored the match finished the image.
I then matted this onto green card before adding to my white card blank.
 
A super cute card.
 
You can find the image - The Kiss over at Jiggery Makery's Etsy shop along with other Percy and Lily images
 
For more inspiration why not check out the designs created by the rest of my teamies over at the Jiggery Makery Facebook page
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cracking Christmas

This is my last design team post for So Suzy Stamps and I thought I'd go out with a bang!!!
 
Well I would if the Christmas Cracker I have made was real!!! For those of you that don't know Crackers are a Christmas table decoration that you pull with another person - they have a strip inside that make a bang. They usually contain a little treat, a party hat and a joke.
 
As the Holiday season is almost upon us and here is Michigan it is starting to look like Christmas - yes the snow is back - I'd thought I would bow out with a Christmas card
 
 
 
I made this Cracker card using a cutting file for my Silhouette Cameo I then decorated it with silver edging stickers and the So Suzy Snow Flake Trio stamp embossed with wow powders.
 
As you can see the cracker has already been pulled and the treat inside is......
 
 
 
The Vintage Stocking image. I have colored this using my Spectrum Aqua pens before mounting it onto silver mirror card and adhering it to the center of the open cracker.
 
Inside the card I added my sentiment
 
 
Another fab Suzy stamp....... Stockings were hung again matted with silver mirror.
 
Well that's all from me here at So Suzy - I hope I have given you a little inspiration with my designs during my time on the team - Thank you for taking the time to read all my posts.
 
Thanks for stopping by and before you leave check out the challenge at So Suzy's blog and enter our challenge. If you don't have a blog - don't worry you can enter over at our Facebook group
 
For more inspiration why not check So Suzy out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and  Flickr so go check us out!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Faery Ink GDT Application

Good afternoon - well today we have had our first proper snowfall (and I'm sure it will be the first of many) so I thought I'd stay in and work on my application for the Faery Ink Guest Design Team.
I found Faery Ink through my bestie - Amy Almeida she has been doing some fab makes with the gorgeous designs and I just had to find out who drew these stunning images so she directed me to Amanda's page on Facebook and her Store.
Amanda has so many adorable images and once I started looking through her store I realized that I did have some of her art work. This prompted me to enter my first Faery Ink Challenge using my first favorite image Vampy Cutie

I colored her up in Halloween colors for the October Challenge and submitted her on Faery Ink Facebook group as well as other challenges - I won Card of the Month with her over at the Spectrum Noir Challenge


She is my entry for my old favorite - Ok..... I know my card is not that old but then I'm new to Faery Ink - you can find details of how I made the card here on another of my blog posts

2 more of my favorite Faery Ink images are Breanna Fae who is a color for cause digi and is so adorable. Bella Bubble Fae is my other favorite and I had a gorgeous card sent to me by my bestie with her on! They have joined my collection today and I can't wait to make more cards using these beauties!!!!
 I have played with making my own candles in the past and Faery Ink images will look stunning on them!

I decided for my brand new make I would use one of the newer images:



As it's nearly the holidays I thought I'd color her up in candy cane colors:


Like most of my cards she was colored with Spectrum Noir markers, although it doesn't show I added sparkle to her wings using Wink of Stella. The cute design paper is from a digital collection by Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. I added the ribbon and gem from my stash. I then colored the silver candy cane using a red marker to compliment the design.

Ok as this post is my application here's the nitty gritty about me that Amanda has asked for:

These cards are the only ones I have made using Faery Ink, this is purely because I am new to the designs and this will be changing over the next few weeks!

I am currently on 4 other design teams - however my term is due to come to an end on 2 of these by the end of the year. I currently make 4 cards a month in total for the ones I will be leaving and 6 in total for the other 2. I am a stay at home mom who gets plenty of time to play in my craft room so have always managed to meet my commitments.

I love sharing my creativity and as I am leaving 2 of the teams I am on I would be open to a long term spot on the Faery Ink team. If this is not an option for me I am available any month between December 2015 and November 2016. I take my design team commitments seriously and plan ahead if I know I have a particularly busy month.

I have never personally used WordPress blogging platform. I am familiar with it as some of my design teamies on other teams use this and am always willing to learn new things!

I participate in all my design team Facebook groups as well as some fan based groups that I am a member. I love posting my makes around Facebook and do so with every card I make whether it is a design team make or just for fun. I also post from a personal point of view at least daily.
I have active accounts on


I post frequently on these. 

Recently I have joined periscope but I am still plucking up the courage to do a video and use this platform.

Phew!!! I think I have covered all that was asked of me - readers wish me luck and Amanda I hope that I have given you an honest opinion of me and my creativeness!

Thank you for stopping by and I would love if you could leave me some love.

I am also entering my Candy Fairy card into the Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge - The theme this month is Christmas /Winter













Thursday, November 19, 2015

Oh! It's not Christmas yet!!!

Good afternoon, here's my 2nd post of the day and it's a Christmas card for a man!!
 
Jiggery Makery images are great for a bit of sexy fun and Juliet who I'm showcasing today is definitely up for a bit of fun with her cheeky smile and wink!
 

 
I have colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers - she needs no embellishment so I have just added a sentiment typed up on my pc and matted her on red card and gold Mirror card! A simple card but great for the man in your life!
 
Thanks for stopping by you can purchase Juliet over at  Jiggery Makery's Etsy store along with her other pin-up pals.
 
Why not check out our Facebook page for further inspiration from my teamies and I!!
 

Apple Girl

Good afternoon! After the storms of last week the weather here has been exceptional, we've had temperatures in the 60s and lots of sunshine. It's all due to change soon and we'll be under the white blanket we're getting used to as part of Michigan winters!
 
Well It's Thursday which means new release day over at Julia Spiri!
 
This release is something a bit different, it's called the Fruity Girls and what fun they are! As my post title says I have had fun with Apple Girl!
 
 
Isn't she just the cutest! and her little pet is adorable!
I have colored her using Spectrum Noir Markers. I then matted her onto some red and orange card which coordinates with the design paper I chose from my stash. I them added some little heart stamps whilst maintaining my signature CAS look!
 
Apple Girl and her friends are available now over at Julia's Etsy Store along with all of Julia's fab designs so why not add them to your collection and join our challenge with them.
Pop over to Julia's Facebook group for more inspiration by the rest of the Design Team and to see the other newly released stamps from the collection.
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Something to be thankful for

Good morning,  I have a story behind my showcase card today - We are due to get new neighbors a single mom and her 2 daughters, they were supposed to move in last weekend however due to things outside of her control the sale of her house is taking longer than she expected and the move hasn't happened. She has packed up her belongings and is worried that she won't be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with her little girls as they are living with next to no cooking utensils or furniture.
We have great neighbors and they are always doing things to help out so I decided so pay this forward and have invited our soon to be neighbors for Thanksgiving dinner.
 
What better way to invite them than using So Suzy Stamps for an invitation:
 
 
I have used the Pumpkin Swirl stamp which I have colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers I added some color to the swirls to make them blend in with the image. I typed and printed the wording on my pc. I then used orange sheer ribbon across the top of the image card and rounded the corners so it would blend better with the scalloped card blank I used. I matted this onto some brown card and added some Lawn Fawn orange enamel dots. A very simple design but I think it turned out very pretty!
 
Thanks for stopping by and before you leave check out the challenge at So Suzy's blog and enter our challenge. If you don't have a blog - don't worry you can enter over at our Facebook group
 
For more inspiration why not check So Suzy out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and  Flickr so go check us out!!
 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

I have something for you......

2nd post from me today. The wonderful Julia Spiri has a new release today and it's full of uber cuteness!!!
 
Meet The Hedgehogs and the gift from the brand new I have something for you collection
 

 
How adorable are they!!!!
 
I have colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers adding a fine liner to the spines for extra dimension.
I then matted them and some plaid card onto dark green card before adding to my white card blank.
 
The ribbon and flowers are from my stash and were placed along side the image
 
A few bronze colored pearls and the card is complete!!!!
 
they are available to buy today so why not add them to your collection and join our challenge with them.
Pop over to Julia's Facebook group for more inspiration by the rest of the Design Team and to see the other newly released stamps from the collection.
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
 
 
 
 
 

Naughty and Nice

Good morning, the weather has been so kind to us this week, temperatures topping out at 76 degrees in November - if you didn't see the bare trees you wouldn't believe that winter is on it's way!!!
 
 
Yes winter! but it brings Christmas with it and I've been working on another festive card using the gorgeous pin ups from Jiggery Makery
 
Meet Roxy
 
 
She ready and waiting to hang her star on your tree!
 
I have colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers and added dimensional glistening snow writer to her fur bits
 
The star has been colored using a Gelly Roll pen to give it a glittery effect
 
I then added the sentiment which is a Crafter's Companion Sentimentals stamp.
 
I matted her and some snowflake design paper onto black card before fixing to my card blank.
 
A few black pearls just finish the card
 
You can purchase Roxy over at Jiggery Makery's Etsy store along with her other pin-up pals.
 
Why not check out our Facebook page for further inspiration from my teamies and I


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sparkle Sparkle Everywhere

Good evening, 2nd post from me today and after spreading glitter everywhere - I think even Gizzie got some I can share the sparkly card I have made for the 12 month's of Christmas Design Team showcase.
 
Twinkling lights, garland, and tinsel oh my!  Christmas is quickly approaching and as we start to get ready for the festivities we'll be noticing that our surroundings will soon be rather bright and sparkly.  Whether it is part of the decorations that we put up or the special sparkle in the eyes of the people around us, there is a certain glimmer about.   Just like our surroundings, it is time to give our cards that same kind of glitzy look. 
 
The sponsor this month is


 
 Sparkle and Sprinkle
In order to have a chance to win the prize from them, we want to see a Christmas or other holiday card that has lots of sparkle and shine on it.   Here is your chance to grab your glitter, sparkles and other forms of bling and get to it!   If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
 
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store
 
The additional prize as always is a mini set of digital papers called the Glitteratti set from
 
 
 
 
On to my card
 
 
I have used Winter Stream from the Sparkle and Sprinkle store I have colored the image using Polycromo pencils and the added an abundance of crystal glitter to all the snow! there are sparkles on top of sparkles! I then added Glossy Accents to the icicles and parts of the stream to give even more shine. I embossed some shiny pearl card with a holiday sentiment folder. I matted this onto aqua card along with my image. To finish I added yet more sparkle with 3 crystal gems to the bottom left corner.
 
Now come over to the 12 Month's of Christmas Link up and enter your Christmas makes!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Falling Leaves

Good morning, since last week the leaves around us have definitely fallen from the trees - high winds made sure of that - but then we mustn't grumble as it is 1st November and we are forecast more high 60F weather this week!!!
 
It's new release day over at So Suzy Stamps and she is celebrating Fall and Thanksgiving this month so get your leaves out and enter the challenge!!!
 
I am normally a very clean crafter  however I thought I'd mess about with a bit of ink for this card.
 
 
I embossed some white card with a swirling leaf folder. I then used Mowed Lawn, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to color the leaves. I then matted this onto green and orange card before mounting on a white card blank.
 
I then stamped Suzy's fab new sentiment Fallen Leaf onto the same white card again matting this with green and orange card before placing onto my card front. Some orange enamel dots just add the finishing touches
 
Thanks for stopping by and before you leave check out the challenge at So Suzy's blog and enter our challenge. If you don't have a blog - don't worry you can enter over at our Facebook group
 
For more inspiration why not check So Suzy out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and  Flickr so go check us out!!