Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Pretty in Pink

It's hot where I live. At the time of writing this, it's 110 outside in the Arizona desert. Why do we live here? Well, because I never have to shovel sunshine! I was born and raised in Connecticut and dreaded the winters with the icy snow. Now I dread the summers in Arizona and burning my hand opening my car door! While trying to stay cool, I colored this adorable Elisabeth Bell stamp. The one thing about Elisabeth's stamps and images is that they are always cute, and I like cute!

I love the colors pink and green together, and this paper pack from Wild Rose is awesome! The die cut around my stamped image has been embossed with white ink and then white glitter embossing powder and I used glitter on top of white puffy paint on the trim of my little image's coat and hat. I used a clear acrylic tag by Hodge Podge over my sentiment for additional dimension and the poinsettias are from I Am Roses. The stamens are from The Ribbon Girl. The flat backed white glitter dots are from Michael's and I also used frosted white flat backed pearls. And I love glitter, so I've glittered my snowflake die cut, the snow on the ground and on the tips of my flowers with Cool Glitter Ritz.

Here's a picture of her close-up. I love coloring red hair, too!

Thanks for stopping by and looking at this Christmas card and I hope that you're having a wonderful summer!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog A Holiday Creation
The Crafty Addicts Say It With Flowers
Crafty Friends Use Pink/Green/White
ABC Christmas Challenge N is for No Rules
Lemon Shortbread Challenge  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Digi Choosday For The Girls
Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowflakes
Aud Sentiments Challenge For a Girl
Crafting With an Attitude Anything Goes
In The Pink All Or Nothing
Stamping Sensations Anything Goes with a Stamp and Ribbon
The Glory of Christmas Challenge Two or More Patterned Papers
Through The Class Room Door Anything Goes

Snow, Mittens, Sleds, Ice, Cold...

What do the words cold, snow, ice, warm clothes, wreaths, Santa, pine trees all remind you of? Winter, of course! And this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' our challenge is all of these's an ANYTHING GOES WITH WINTER challenge.

This month we're sponsored by Ppinky Dolls Art. If you haven't seen these cute images, please stop by the link and check them out. There are some awesome images that fit our challenge at the Ppinky Dolls Art store! Thank you, Chrishanthi, for sponsoring us this month!

I used this adorable image named Winter Day for my card.

This is my first attempt at my new Pastel Chalk Pencils. They were great to use and although I need to practice more, I think they might become one of my favorite coloring mediums. I used a tree die by Memory Box, a holly border punch by Martha Stewart, the stitched snow on the bottom is a die by Lawn Fawn, the die cut around my image is by Marianne Design and the words "Holiday Cheer" are a die cut by Paper Smooches. I was generous with my Hero Arts Snow glitter and added a touch of clear glitter on their hats and the roof of the house.

Our sponsor, Ppinky Dolls Art, has generously donated 3 digital images, of the winner's choice, to our challenge this month. Click on any of the colored links to go and visit this store of adorable images!                  

The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created some adorable cards with these sweet and cute images this month. I hope you'll go over to the CaSS site and take a look at their projects and will join us this month for our ANYTHING GOES WITH WINTER challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels!

Good day! It's time for new challenge at Cutie Pie Challenge blog!  This month our challenge is POLKA DOTS AND PASTELS. We're sponsored this month by Little Blue Button and I've used this adorable image named Watering Plants Ivy. And, or other sponsor is Sweet Stamps.

Here's what my little image looks like close up. To get the texture on her hat, after I colored the hat with Copics, I took a piece of fabric, dabbed some Copic Blending Fluid on it and then touched down on her hat.

One of our sponsor this month is this fabulous digital company that you should cruise through her site...Little Blue Button. So many adorable digital images!


$10 gift certificate

The team has created some beautiful cards to help inspire you to join us this month for our POLKA DOTS AND PASTELS challenge. I hope you'll take a look at them here, and join us this month!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer fun

It's July 1 and time for a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ where the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. For my card I've used this adorable Elisabeth Bell image. I love the ocean and have been collecting summer dies and have used a Cherry Lynn die of the Sailboat oval around my image, the small sailboat die is by Whimsy, the lighthouse die is by Marianne and the anchor die is by Magnolia. I finally did it...I used some of the paper I've been saving (I don't know what I was saving it for) by Maja.

You can see my little image has gotten a bit too much sun on her back and legs. I colored the image with Copics. The rhinestone sailboat is from Michael's. I inked the edges of my dies and applied a bit of glitter to the edges. It's hard to see in the photos. :(

And as my finale, I'd like to show off my bow. ;)  And without my Craft-Dee BowZ bow maker, I couldn't have created this double looped bow!  The sand dollar in the middle of my bow is a button with the shank cut off and glued on.

The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have made some gorgeous creations to inspire you this month. And, don't forget that we have a new project posted each Tuesday by a different DT member so please stop back by for that each week!  The challenge to you at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you'll join us this month!


Monday, June 27, 2016

Shabby Chic Tiny Ballerinas

This is my Tuesday to post a project on Craft-Dee BowZ and the Design Team set our sights on doing shabby chic and using the color peach during the month of June. We had a grid to follow for tic-tac-toe, also! I thought about putting the grid up for you to see, but if I do that, I'm afraid someone might think they have to follow the tic-tac-toe grid to enter our challenge and that's not true!  I love challenges like this and our Team Leader understands that we are a Team of four over-achievers and can't just do a project with a bow on it. And, as an over-achiever, I incorporated the entire grid of elements on my card. But, remember, that's just our challenge...your challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I used this precious image from Stamping Bella for my card.
I colored my image with Copics. I have three little girls here, all different nationalities! The die cut around my image is by Nellie Snellen. The die cuts that are inked are by Marianne Designs. My sentiment and banner are also by Marianne Designs. I stitched my layers and then used my little Ranger tool to distress the edges. The pearls are from my stash, as is the little button in the bottom left corner that I cut off the shank and glued on.
The flowers I used are a combination from byThita, Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl. The leaf punch is by Martha Stewart.
Last, but not least, is this perfect peach taffeta bow. It's a triple looped bow and made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. Do you have a favorite tool that you use when card making/scrapbooking? I have many of them and it's hard to pick my very favorite tool. But this little bow tool is one that I wouldn't want to make a bow without! I can now make perfect bows and not waste any ribbon trying! Before getting this little bow tool, I'd make bows but it took 2 or 3 times, using the same ribbon that would be getting wrinkled with each try! Now I can produce bows in less than a minute, and they're perfect every time.

If you buy one of these Craft-Dee BowZ tools, please let me know via an e-mail (e-mail address is on the top right side of my blog). I'd be happy to send you a variety of ribbons for you to play with and make your perfect bows! I love the bow below. The color of the ribbon is so pretty and sweet, thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ! And, you can see it tied beautifully. I didn't put anything over my knot just because it was such a good looking bow. :)
Each Tuesday the Design Team gets to post their individual project on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. It's so neat to have the spotlight for the week! I know that each of us on the Team takes special care to create something special for you to look at and, hopefully, inspire you to join us for our monthly challenge. If you've missed a Tuesday this month, please cruise back through the Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge Blog and take a look at what Barbara, Vicki and Tracey have created this month. No matter what the Team does, your challenge is always ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Splish, Splash, Splosh

It's that time again...time for a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. The topic for this month is SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH. The Team has had a great time with the topic and I hope you'll visit The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and see their creations.  I used this adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs named Annabel Mermaid's Hair. Here's the card closed:

Here's the card open:

The dies I used are: Nellie Snellen oval; QuickKutz pink frame; chair, tiny seashells and sailboat by Impression Obsession; crab by Joy; seagulls, beach umbrella and wave by La La Land; lobster by Memory Box; sailboat by Frantic Stamper; and, seaweed,  jellyfish, seahorse, water by Magnolia.  applied Warm Glitter Ritz with my Sakura glue pen on all of the sea life. The bubbles from the sea life are done with my Folk Art Papier Glass Finish. I colored my image with Copics and covered her entire tail with my clear Wink of Stella pen. I used Versacolor White ink on the waves and then clear embossing over it then applied my Kirarina Wink white on the tip of the waves.

Our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Designs, is giving the winner of our challenge three (3) digital images of the winner's choice!  Take a look at the images over at Crafty Sentiments Designs to see some very cute images! It will be very hard to pick only 3 if you're our winner!

The Team at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog hope you'll join us this month for our challenge of SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH!


This card is entered in the challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog

Friday, June 10, 2016

My little greenhouse.

I saw a picture of a little greenhouse on a 'do-it-yourself' site on Pinterest a few months ago. I thought it was so cute! I sent the picture to my husband, Tim and all my friends showing off this adorable greenhouse. Below is the picture that was on Pinterest, isn't it a cute little greenhouse?!

So, I started collecting what I needed to make myself one of these. The very first problem is that I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. We don't have wood sashes like this around and in the small area of downtown, which is called the Historic District, those houses are treasured and you won't find them remodeling and trashing what makes those houses historic!  So, I went to vintage places to find them. Hence, my first experience at: (1) Highland Yard Vintage, (2) Junk in the Trunk Vintage, (3) Melrose Vintage, (4) Sweet Salvage, (5) and assorted antique/vintage shops in Carefree, Arizona.

After 2 months of collecting windows, old screws, old hinges (thank you to my best friend, Lillian, in Michigan for providing me with almost all of the hinges we used--and she had to shop twice since the USPS lost the first 13 hinges she sent to me, old washers, an old door handle, a cast iron bracket, but couldn't find an old table that was the right size, right height or would withstand the brutal summers in the desert of Arizona. So, Tim decided to build our table. And I helped and even used power tools!  The legs of OUR table, unlike the one above, are made from 4x4's and we turned them on his lathe!  I turned one, my daughter Stephanie turned one, and Tim turned 2. All of them are different patterns, too! We found a neat chair (?) spindle that Tim used across the top front to help the greenhouse stay squared. We also picked up 2 baby crib (?) spindles that we used on the roof windows for decoration.

We needed to paint and seal the wood against the sun that would rot it and I mixed my own white chalk paint and painted everything. Then I painted over all of it with a taupe tone of paint. Then another coat of chalk paint...then we distressed each wood piece. After that, I sealed each item with chalk paint sealant, inside and out.

Tim had to build a frame for the roof so the roof windows had a good support rather than just leaning on the side windows and you can see the wood frame that is attached to the top of the sides, and the roof windows sit on it. He also build the peak so that my little greenhouse has a finished look to it (unlike the photo above that inspired me to start this project). Keep in mind I had old used screws, old washers, and used hinges to construct this, and we built this with what we had. No, the roof does not open, but the entire greenhouse is held together with hinges and can withstand any storm coming through our yard! I can promise you that my little greenhouse is a whole lot sturdier than the photograph that got me started on this project.

Now that you've read the above, you're waiting to see my little greenhouse, right?  Well, we took a poll and it even has a name.  Here is my little Bloomin' Room. It's 30 inches x 30 inches and stands 18" off the ground. My daughter helped me find each of the little treasures in and around the Bloomin' Room, and Lillian provided me with the ladybug (she sits right under the greenhouse), a wire basket and a brass container (which holds succulents inside the 'room').

Tim worked really hard on this little greenhouse and planned it so well. I had bought shorter and more narrow windows for the front door and the back so that water would drain out of it and so that the door would open and close without it being too tight. He did a beautiful job, with me helping on every step of it...and he made sure I helped with it so I realized this wasn't a "slap together over the weekend" project. I now know that what some people consider a 'weekend' DIY project, might not be completely accurate. And boy, do I know that now!!!!  We kept all the original hardware on the windows, so there are window locks and handles that are authentic when these really were used as house windows!

I was looking at cards on different blogs one day and saw a card made with a rubber stamp by Magnolia. I thought to myself: well, it's a bit different than mine, but the same idea. I ordered the stamp and did something I rarely do...I made a card for Tim that wasn't for his birthday or Father's Day! Hahahhaa.  I made him a Thank You card for helping me take a picture on Pinterest and turn it into reality.

So this post is a "just because" post. It's not for a DT assignment or any challenges. It's a special thank you to Tim, Stephanie and Lillian because without them, I'd never all the parts I needed to build the Bloomin' Room.

                                                                                     With love,

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Baby, it's cold outside!

The new monthly challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is WARM WINTER CLOTHING.  No matter where you live, you probably have some type of cold weather and have to pull out the coats, sweaters, hats, muffs, gloves, mittens or boots. So, please pick an image that includes WARM WINTER CLOTHING. I used this adorable image from All Dressed Up named Little Skater.

I colored my image with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to the edges of her frilly skirt. I used Memory Box dies: snowflake wreath, snowflake and mittens; Silver Deco Dots by Queen &  Co.; Pebbles Chalk to give my mittens a touch of color; and, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up who is offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!  Take a look at the images at All Dressed Up and I'm sure you'll agree that they are some of the cutest images around. Thank you, Anne Lise at All Dressed Up, for providing the images to the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Team.

The Team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge of WARM WINTER CLOTHING. Please hop over to the blog and take a look at their creations and I know you won't be disappointed!


This card is entered in the following challenge:  All Dressed Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pretty in Peach

I always look forward to the first of every month. Not because I get to pay my mortgage, but because it means the start of a new month and new challenges!  The new challenge for June at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.  The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ used our own images this month and I chose this beautiful image by Make It Crafty for my card.
This post is picture heavy, but I want to share the elements with you since I think it's such a beautiful image and I'm pleased with my coloring after attending the COPIC Boot Camp May 13-15. Yes, it was three days long, with the days going 9am-9pm (except Sunday we left at 6pm). It's called Boot Camp for a darn good reason!
Isn't this image just the sweetest! I love that she's digital, too, enabling me to size her to fit my 6"x6" card comfortably. I colored her with Copics and then used my extra fine white Sharpie paint pen to make the polka dots on her apron. The die behind my image is by Marianne Designs.
My flowers are an assortment from Marianne Designs, byThita, The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts. I added a bit of lace in my flower arrangement, too, just because.
This is a lovely sentiment and one that I don't use very often. I ordered it on-line from Stempelglede and it came in a package with other wonderful sentiments. I used an oval punch and an oval scallop punch on the sentiment.
I've found out that some of the cutest charms for my cards can be purchased in the jewelry section at Michael's and JoAnn's. I love this little gold charm, peach enameled with the iridescent jewels on it and a peach glass bead hanging from it. I got this one at Michael's.
This is my triple looped bow made with peach satin ribbon. My bow came out wonderfully and I had no trouble making it using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This little tool is awesome and if you have one, I bet you like yours as much as I like mine. They're so easy to use, and make a fool proof perfect bow.

I used a Martha Stewart border punch, and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The pearls and jewels are from my stash, and the pretty peach lace and peach ribbon are from Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ. Thanks, Donna! I sewed my paper layers and for the last step, I added gesso to my card to keep with the shabby chic look I tried to achieve.

I hope you'll take a look at the Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team's cards for June by clicking here. I know you won't be disappointed! I hope you'll feel inspired to join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Is it Christmas in May?

If there are "Christmas in July" challenges, why can't I make a Christmas card in May! I love making Christmas/winter cards and when the Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ was given the challenge of Music to My Ears and we needed to use teal, black and white, I admit to being a little stumped. But as I went through my notebook of stamps in the music category and ran across this stamp by Our Daily Bread, I knew just what image stamp I had that fit this sentiment. This Wild Rose Studio nativity stamp is totally precious to me and I hope you like it, too. Remember the challenge for you is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A  HAND MADE BOW.
I colored my image with Copics but used chalk around the star and over the sentiment. The musical note die cut is by Memory Box. And to keep the scene as I imagined, I used this wood plank paper to represent the barn where Jesus was born. I added white flocking to the lamb and bunny for texture.
This white organza bow is a triple loop bow made on my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I truly could never manage this bow without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool as how would you ever hold the loops and pull them to come out as beautiful as this bow! My husband was standing over my shoulder talking to me about other 'stuff' as I made the bow and he paused in awe as I looped this around, tied it off and slid it off the rods. He said, and I'll quote: Wow, that was easy".  This little bow maker is a treasure I will have forever, keep close on hand, and when the day comes I don't need it, I'm passing it down to my daughter. It's one of my least expensive tools, used regularly, never fails me, doesn't need electricity, is portable and can hang by a push pin (how do I know this? Cause it's on a push pin on the wall next to my craft table). And, if anyone out there over thinks their card making and embellishments (like I do), I used this white organza because to me it represents purity.
The Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ each has a Tuesday to post a project. If you've missed any of the posts, please come on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and scroll down to see each of the projects by the four Design Team members.  As always, our monthly challenge to all entrants is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you'll add a hand made bow to your project and enter our challenge this month!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Winter Fun!

Today begins a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the topic is WINTER FUN. We're looking for fun things that you do in the winter season. It can be an outdoor sport or activity such as sledding, snowman building, ice skating, skiing, caroling, or an indoor activity such as decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, making a gingerbread house. There are oodles of images that fit WINTER FUN and it must be a winter activity of some sort!

I used this adorable image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Her name is Polka Dot Pal Noeleen.

The tree die is by Magnolia, the die around my image is by QuicKutz, the ice skates die is by Impression Obsession, and the poinsettia die is by Sue Wilson. My papers are from a Carta Bella paper pack. The assorted green pearls, metal button and sequins are from my stash.

We're being sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps this month! Have you ever been to the LMMS store? You're in for a wonderful treat, so please click on the link above or the picture below and have a peek!

Little Miss Muffet Stamps will award one $6.00 Gift Certificate for the random winner of this challenge.  The Gift Certificate can be used towards anything in the LMMS store, including Digital Stamps, Rubber Stamps and/or Metal Dies!
The Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Design Team has had a great time creating their cards this month with these fabulous images. We hope you'll enjoy what we've made and will join us for our WINTER FUN challenge. Thank you, Barbara at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, for sponsoring our challenge this month!


This card is entered in the challenge at Little Miss Muffet.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Escape to the Country

Where do you live? In the city, a suburb or out in the country? No matter where, I bet everyone wishes for some peace and quiet sometimes! Today begins the new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and the topic is ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY. Your card or project needs to be designed around escaping to the country.

Our sponsor this month is 2 Cute Ink and we've used these adorable stamps in our posts. Thank you, 2 Cute Ink for letting me use this image named Sunflower Girl.

I've colored my image with Copics and I colored the sky background with blue chalk. The clouds are die cuts from My Favorite Things and I used double stick adhesive on them and applied white flocking. I used a watering can die cut by Impression Obsession, a fence die cut by Marianne Designs and an octagon punch by Fiskars for the bumblebee hive. The flowers are from byThita and the 3-D bumblebees are by Jolee.

Here's what the octagons look like mounted on black paper and then clipped around them.

Our sponsor, 2 Cute Ink, has so many cute images at the on-line store. Take a peek and I'm sure you'll find one you just have to have!  The winner of this challenge gets to choose 2 images of his/her choice from the on-line store!

The Design Team has created the cutest cards with these adorable images. Please stop by here and take a look at them. I hope you'll join us at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog for our ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY challenge this month!


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Waiting for you!

Don't you just love the 1st of every month?! So many challenges begin on the 1st of each month and Craft-Dee BowZ is just one of them!  So, here we go and I hope you'll join us in May. The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I used this Magnolia stamp named Tilda with Rose for my card.

I colored my image with Copics and I used an embossing folder for the bricks with black paper that had a white core and then I sanded it. After fussy cutting around her legs, I slid the bricks under her, taped it down on the back and then used an oval diecut to cut it all out. I mounted it on this pretty die cut in black by Sue Wilson. The little black dots on the white cardstock are enamel dots.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl. The pretty swirl and heart die cut is by Magnolia. The turquoise rhinestone swirl is by Michael's and the Hello die cut is from my best friend, Lillian. My teal ribbon is satin and I pleated it and used glue dots to hold it in place as I went across the page. The black ribbon is sheer organza. My bow is double looped and was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This little tool is small, handy and easy to transport, so if you go to crops or to classes, this bow tool is for you!  I added a small red rose to the center of my bow to match the rose that Tilda is holding. A dash of glitter on all the flowers petals adds a touch of sparkle.

The team has made some beautiful creations again this month. Since we're a team of only four, it doesn't take long to take a look at our creations. All comments are welcome, too!  Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW and I'll hope you'll join us this month!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious, Midweek Magnolias, All About Magnolia

Monday, April 25, 2016

Flowers, Fleurs, Blumes, Fiores, Flors ...

Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. Such fun that we each have our own Tuesday each month! The Design Team used the colors yellow, lavender and moss green this month. I used this beautiful image named Spring Cart from Robyn's Fetish, our sponsor.

I colored this image with my Zig watercolor markers and this was the first time I've used them. I can use some practice, but what better way to practice than with a flower image!! 

The colors we used this month were perfect for me. ;) With Mother's Day approaching in May, I always make my mom a pretty card. Her favorite color is yellow and my dad's favorite color was purple and I know this card might make my mom a little sad for a moment since dad is in heaven now, but I thought she'd like to have their two favorite colors together. It took me a bit to find this paper in my stash and it's from a pad by Wild Rose. I used my Memory Box rectangle die and a die by Marianne for the ferns. The tags are stamps by Lili of the Valley.

Thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ, for this beautiful yellow sheer ribbon. It was the absolute perfect ribbon for this card being that it's so sheer and made a beautiful double bow. I made my double looped bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool and left the tail on one side long so I could wrap it around my design paper. The yellow flat back smooth bubbles are from Queen & Co. The purple jewels in the corner are crystals that have a beautiful shine to them!

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please go here and scroll down. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Winter Animals

It's the second Wednesday of the month and time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Our topic for this challenge is:  ANIMALS in winter.  Your animal needs to be a winter animal, or an animal dressed for winter since we are a Christmas challenge. 

We have a sponsor this month, All Dressed Up, and I was given this adorable image to use. Thank you Wendy at ADU! The name of this stamp is Christmas Post.

I colored my image with my new Zig watercolor markers. The technique I used was to color a small area and then wet that area of the image and slide the color around with a small wet paintbrush. I'll be using this technique more since I love the watercolor look. To put this card in perspective, it's 5"x7". The snow was made with white puffy paint and then I sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on it. The snowflakes aren't showing up well, but they're colored light blue and then I used my Sakura glue pen and applied Cool Glitter Ritz all over them, too.  The paws on the sentiment are buttons with the backs cut off and glued on.

Our sponsor, All Dressed Up, is offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice as the prize. If you have never visited their site, you're missing out on some very cute images! Click on the link in my post to go to the store!

The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some awesome cards to inspire you this month. I hope you'll visit us and will join our challenge of ANIMALS in winter since it's never too early to start Christmas cards!