Friday, April 29, 2016

Mother's day card

Hello everyone!  It's been awhile since I last posted here!  I've been away to Greece.  It was a wonderful trip with my hubby.  And of course that meant no posting and I didn't schedule anything either.  1st time in forever that I took a break from blogging or youtubing.  It was nice and I got my head filled with ideas and looking forward to making them.

I have made some mother's day cards today thinking that when I return to work this week there might be some requests.  The one that I'm about to share with you used a handmade embellishment that I made today.  I also made 2 sets (one yellow and one pink) to put in my etsy store.  You can find them here and here.

And here is the mother's day card that I made.  I used an image from Nicecrane to make this.  It's a precolored image.

I used my Quickutz die for this.  I used some seam binding that I distressed.   The paper is from Blush by My mind's eye.

I'm entering this little card in the following challenges:
  1. jwscrapshack - Mother's day
  2. Simply create too - Ladies only
  3. The stamping boutique challenge blog - Mother's day
  4. Creative knockouts - Lots of layers
  5. Mods quad challenge - Mother's day
That's it for me for today!  Hope you had a great week.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Scribbles Challenge - A little note to BUG you

I have one last post for you on this very very busy Friday!  This time it's about the new challenge that is going on in over at Scribbles designs challenge and this time around it's about being a bug.  And for my make I decided to use the fabulous using sunny Butterfly Doodle.

My make is a little journaling outside my box and it's done on a little cardboard.  The sentiment is from a magazine and I used a lot of diffent stamping as well as some stencils.  The image was colored with my tritone pencils.  I really love playing with those.
I just ADORE how this turned out!!!  And I can't wait to share with you via video all the little cards that are in my box.  I have made quite a few.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
TB added later

Have a fabulous day!!!


RSD - FB reminder Jolly Rodger

Hey everyone!  I'm here to share with you my little make for the challenge going on over at FB RSD and friends.  This time it's about stiches (real or false).  In my case I did false!!!

The image that I used is the fab Jolly Rodger to make a little postcard for my little nephew :)  The base for this was a cereal box .  I really do love using cereal box as my base.  And I'm happy to report that the postcard made it and my nephew was really happy.

I used copics to color the image and many stencils and paint to make this.  The sentiment is from a magazine.  I decided to use a little dollar bill from a game because well pirates love their gold right?!? :)

I'm entering this little postcard in the following challenge:

  1. Inky impressions challenges - all about boys
  2. Robyns fetish challenge blog - use a sentiment
  3. We love 2 create - Anything goes mixed media
  4. Crafty time challenges - for the kids
  5. Doodle pantry blog - Anything goes
That's it for me for this post... but there's one more post coming so please don't forget to come back :)


Ajna - TEW new release

Hello everyone!!!  Hope you are having a fabulous week.  This Friday it's really busy on my blog especially since I decided to play with the latest release from The East Wind Ajna which you can find in the Etsy store.

I was wondering how to showcase this gorgeous image!  And then I thought that I could put her on one of the background that I had colored in my Secret garden coloring book.  I don't want to just color those pages... I need to make it more so it's a journal in progress!

For this I used a sentiment stamp set from Unity stamps that I thought would go perfect with her.  The colored page was done with my polychromos pencils.  The image however was colored with copics.  I really don't dare attempt doing skin coloring with pencils.

Here's the closer version at the gorgeous image.
I hope this will encourage you to play with your digis in different way like this one :)

I'm entering this little coloring page in the following challenges:
  1. Aud sentiments challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. C.R.A.F.T. - Clean and simple - there's no embellishments here and I left it fairly simple
  3. Julia spiri challenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Star stampz - Use a digi
  5. Addicted to stamps-challenge - Clean and simple
That's it for this post but there's loads more today so please do come back!!!


The East wind Challenge - 3d challenge

Oh man... it's time for a new challenge over at The east wind but it's about 3d and that is always so difficult for me...   I really had to think long and hard about what I could make.

And then I look through my stuff and saw a little clock that I had meant to alter some time ago.  That was the starting point!  And I used the great image Faith Lettering

You can see what it looked like and the process of making this in the little video here:

And if you don't want to see the entire process here is the final view!!!  I used some different stamps to decorate this.  But the lettering was put really big because that's what I wanted as the focus!  We need to have more faith.  That little altered clock is now in my kitchen to make us remember.

I really can't wait to see what you guys create!!!  I'm sure that it will inspire me in the future!!!

I'm entering this little clock in the following challenges:

  1. Wordart wednesday - anything goes
  2. Path of positivity challenge - Grace - I think that if you have Faith you will be able to notice more how God does grace us with so much!  We just don't see his presence as we should.  To me Grace description is: the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.
  3. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  4. Altered eclectics - Anything goes
  5. Cards galore challenges - anything goes
That's it for this post!  LOTS lots more coming up.  Hope you like what you see and are inspired.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Oddball FB challenge -April midway post

Hello!  It's Thursday and it's time to share with you my make for the midway post of the FB challenge going on at Oddball .  It's anything goes so long as you use an Oddball image and if you don't you should go and shop :)  You can use the code DTVICKY10 and get 10% off your order!!!

In this little make I used the fabulous image 293.  I wanted to try out something different!  I get a lot of inspiration from the wonderful crafters that put videos on Youtube.  And one of the channel that I really love to watch is KagedFish.  If you don't know her you should check her out and tell her I said "Hello" :)

There was a flip through of some of her previous work and she showed something using some collage square little pieces of paper.  And I thought this was really clever.  In my cutting up of magazine I came across some black and white pictures that I thought would be interesting for this process as well as a little poem (I didn't keep the entire poem just the beginning).

So this is what it ended up looking like.  I used some pink washi tape as accent and that fit with her dressing as well.  But it's a tiny bit of color.  Just to pop it out!

I also used my label maker on the left hand side to do my journaling.

Here's a closer look at the poem

And here is my little digi colors with my copics.  I also use some gel pen on her wing.
I'm entering this little journaling in the following challenges:
  1. Lemon shortbread challenge - Anything goes
  2. Ttcrd - anything goes
  3. The papernest dolls challenge - Anything goes
  4. Left of center challenges - Torn edge - well there's torned washi tape and she is holding a skull so kinda LOC as well
  5. Llil patch of crafty friends - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have enjoyed this make!  Always love reading your comments


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

El Gato Dia De Los Muertos - Karleigh Sue

Hello everyone!  I have to share another passion with you all!!!  Right now I just adore making postcards that I can send out to my friends and family.  This is what I'm doing this time for the Karleigh sue inspiration blog.

The base of those postcards is recycled cereal box!  Super cheap right since it's something that would go to the recycling otherwise.  And since it's a postcard it's much cheaper to mail then an actual card!!

When I saw the fabulous image El Gato Dia De Los Muertos I knew that this little cat would be fab for a little postcard to send to my grandmother.

You can see the little making of this in the following video:

And here's the make with the image colored with tritone pencils and polychromos pencil.  The sentiment is a play on word that I did in French and I typed with my brother label maker.  I used a bunch of different stencils as well.

 Hope you like it!!! I sure hope my grandmother will like it!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Crafty boots challenges - Use a sentiment
  2. Dream valley challenges - Anything goes
  3. mmmchallenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Quirky crafts - Raining cats and dogs - used a cat here
  5. Robyns fetish challenge blog - use a sentiment
  6. Ikes world challenge blog - Tatty, wetty kitty - Thanks Ike for the heads up and GREAT freebie there.... you should all go and check it out!!!
That's it for me for today!!!  Have a great day.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

En mass journaling - Miss Terry- Karleigh Sue

Well I'm still at my latest passion of doing En Mass journaling (to know more about this you can check out this group on FB) but I'm realizing that I can't just put pictures.... I really do need to add the digital images or else it doesn't feel like me!  And I really love to be able to find new ways to share digis!  They can be used in so many other ways than with a card.  The ones from Karleigh Sue are particularly nice for this!

This time my page spread was about Fish!!! And well to me that means ocean... and of course you have to have a mermaid.  Yes yes I know they are not fish... but they swim with them right?!?  So the one that I used for this spread is Miss Terry.

And here's the make with the image colored with copics.  The rest is images that I cut out of magazines.  I used some stickers as well and some kids playing cards that I thought were just TOO funny!!!

 Hope you like it!!!  I really have so much fun putting those together!  I already have ideas for the next book :)

I'm entering this little En masse journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting in a beautiful mess - Anything goes
  2. Craft for the craic - Anything but a card
  3. jwscrapshack - Anything goes
  4. pde linky party - Anything goes
  5. Simply paper crafts for all occassions - Anything goes
that's it for this post for today!!!  Hope you have a great Sunday!!!!!


Friday, April 8, 2016

Faery Ink - Layla xoxo

Hey everyone!!!  How happy are you that it's Friday?!?  I sure know that I AM!!!!!  Today I'm here to share with you another mail art envelope.  But this one was the 1st one that I did with a little window.... so you might want to watch this to see what happens lol.  The digi that I used on the back is a great digi from Faery Ink she's called Layla xoxo.

I made a little video of my process so that you won't make the same mistakes I did...

And here are the pictures.  The envelope is one that was taken from work.  It is an 8 1/2 x 11 that has little windows for the address.  I used some paints on this and sewed the edge close.

I used some art foamies stamps on this and some stencils with some paint and gel medium.

Here is the front of the envelope.  I just need to put a label to put the address on this.

I hope this inspires you to do some recycling.  Imagine getting some mail in a colorful envelope instead of the typical bills... how fun right?!?

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. As you like it challenge - Favorite non card project and why - Right now my favorite projects to make is altered mail!  I just love the idea that people will get colorful mail for me.
  2. Crafting with an attitude - Anything goes
  3. Cre8tive hands friends - Anything goes
  4. Little miss muffet challenges - Anything goes
  5. Sassy studio designs - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a fabulous Friday.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Altered Playing card doll - RSD

Hello!  I'm back and this time I'm here to share with you something new on my blog.  This is my 2nd doll but I didn't share the 1st one with you yet.  This one I used a great image from Rick St-Dennis this one you can find in the store here.  I thought that head would be awesome for a little altered card doll.

I'm part of a FB group that you can find here.  And saw such great inspiration.  However when I went to do mine I thought it was a lot more difficult to make... because let's be honest here!  A playing card is not exactly the most flattering of figures for a woman... I'm pretty sure that no one wants to be that rectangle from shoulders to hip lol

So I had to find a way to camouflage that she had no shoulders.... that's when I thought of some sequin ribbon that I had it was the perfect accessory for this lady.  I also found her arms in a Sears Catalogue, the dress was part of an Elle magazine cut out and the legs from another.  I added some washi tape as well to hide the seam of her skirt to sweater.

I tried to get her to stand up for the pictures.... but the legs were too flimsy... and I had to make her sit.

I left the card like it was because I liked to have the V of the brand showing up.  I thought it was pretty neat.  The face was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.

This little doll will be sent out in a swap that I'm participating in :)  Hope my partner likes her.

I'm entering this little doll in the following challenges:

  1. Artistic inspirations challenges - Anything goes
  2. Not just cards challenges - Anything goes
  3. The papergirls challenge - Mixed Media
  4. Gem challenge blog - don't be square - that is definetly not square :)
  5. Crafty friends challenge blog - Anything goes
That's it for me for today.  Hope you have a great day!!!


Altered mail art - Inspiration Conspiracy - Alumni Gallery

WOW I'm now part of the Alumni of Inspiration conspiracy!  It's so fabulous to be part of an Alumni.  :)  and that group is just fabulous so when we were told that we could participate in a photo Gallery on Youtube you can see it fully here while they were hosting a new hop with fabulous channels that are probably unknown to you (you need to go and check it out here).

For mine I am obsessed at the moment with Altered Mail art so that's what I made.  And I'm soooooo obsessed with it that I asked that colleagues from work give me the big envelopes that they get bills into!!!  I'm recycling them.  Here is what I made with the envelope that I got.

And here is the video of this:
And here it is if you don't want to check out my video.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Arielle Tea Time - Faery Ink

Arielle Tea time was the perfect little image for a postcard to send to a friend.

I'm always trying to find new ways to recycle and to use the supplies that I have and at the same time make my friends happy.  I thought that my little journaling card would make some great postcard if I changed a bit the size of them.  This is what I did with the fabulous image from Faery Ink.
I have made a little video to share with you the process of this in case you want to do something similar

And here's the actual little postcard that I made.  The image was colored with my copics.  I fussy cut her out and made little holes in her wings so you can see the backgrounds!  I used paints to make the background and I also used stamps this time around.  The little sentiment is a cut out from a magazine!  See you can recycle from many places.
arielle Tea time
I hope you will be checking out this new image and that you will be inspired to send some mail to your friends!  It's something that we forget but all of us (well the ones that I know) love getting some news in the old fashion way.  

I'm entering this little postcard in the following challenges:

  1. Digi choosday - Anything goes
  2. ttcrd - Anything goes
  3. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Craft your passion challenges - Anything goes
  5. Dream valley challenges - Girlie
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great day!!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mixed Media Challenge - Yellow

Hello everyone!!!  Hope you are staying warm.  Here after a taste of spring last week we went back to negative temperatures :(  Looking forward to warmth!!!!

Anyway I'm here to brighten up your day with the new make for the More mixed media challenge.  The challenge this time is YELLOW!  How fun for spring right?!?

The image that I decided to use for this make is from Delicious Doodles and it's called Floral Elegance.  It's part of a set of 2 that you can purchase here.

You can see make this little postcard in the video here.

And here is the picture of the finished make.  I used some paints, napkin, stencils and the base of this is a cereal box cardboard that I had gessoed.
I hope this is something that inspire you to make some mail that you can easily without much postage send to friends and family.

I'm entering this little make in the following challenges:

  1. Dragonfly-dreams-challenge - Spring is in the air
  2. Eclectic ellapu - Spring flowers april showers - doing the flower part :)
  3. Catch the bug blog - Anything goes
  4. Crafting in a beautiful mess - Anything goes
  5. Creative artiste mixed media - anything goes with option of flower, stencil and chipboard - did do the flowers and the stenciling
That's it folks for now.  Hope you like this.


Friday, April 1, 2016

Oddball FB challenge - March challenge

It's already time for a new challenge over in the FB group Oddball Art and as always it's anything goes with an Oddball image!!!  The image that I used this time is Image 292

For my make I did a little postcard that I intend on sending to a special little someone!  you can hear all about it in the video that I made.
If you didn't check out the video here is the little make that I did.  The base is a recycled cereal box!  Love that I get to recycle for this.

I used all sorts of papers from my working table.  There was some sewing patterns as well as some book paper and some delipaper that I had used to cover my table.  The dream sentiment is from a magazine.  I used a little paper that I had punched a bunch of holes in as a stencil and then I doodled with my Faber Castell pen on that.

I'm entering this little postcard in the following challenges:

  1. 2crafty girls challenges - Anything goes
  2. 4 crafty chicks - Anything goes
  3. dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-177_31 - Anything goes
  4. Southern girls challenge - Anything goes
  5. Crafting by designs - Anything goes
That's it!!!!  And wow what a day it was!!!  It's Friday and it wasn't an April's fool joke!!!


Scribbles Challenges - Song in your heart - Midway point

It's already time for the halfway point for the challenge over at Scribbles Design challenge.  And our challenge for you this time is about finding inspiration from a song.  I'm using the fab digi Moon Star.  And my song inspiration is quite old it's Moon River.

I'm trying to do all sorts of different things for you so that you are entertained when you check out my blog.  So do do that for this make I decided to use my little book of alphabet.  I printed the digi quite large so the moon totally filled out one of my "M" alphabet page.  I covered the lettering of the book with black pan pastel and I colored the moon using my new Tritone coloring crayons.  I love those because they already color my images differently which means you don't have to do real shading.... you just play.

I hope this has inspired you to do something different as well.

I'm entering this little book page in the following challenges:
  1. Crafting from the heart challenge blog - Anything goes
  2. Craft your passion challenges - Anything goes
  3. Love to scrapchallenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Not just cards challenges - Anything goes
That's it for me for now but there's still one more post coming.


Delicious Doodles - Recipe - 3 Design Papers, 2 images and 1 embellishment

Hey everyone!!!  Second post of the day.  Always busy here on the 1st of April.  I'm here this time to share with you my make for Delicious Doodles Challenge.

The challenge this time is to use 3 Design papers, 2 images and 1 embellishment.  This challenge had me pondering for a little bit of time... I wasn't sure what was the best approach for it.

In the end, since I have some friend's b-day coming I thought that would be perfect.  I used  Hydrangea and Majestic monarch images from Delicious Doodles.

The East Wind - Dream House

Hello!!!  Yup I'm back on the same day with a new release image from The East wind.  And I just HAD to play with this one because it was just PERFECT for my En masse journal where you collect images or items based on a criteria that you chose.  My page spread was about houses.  I found all sorts of them in magazines.

And here it is.
The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  The background to this was done with some gelatos on top of my gessoed background.

I'm entering this little en masse journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
  2. Artistic inspirations challenges - Anything goes
  3. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  4. The Craft Room Door - Anything goes
  5. Lemon shortbread challenge - Anything goes
That's it for this post!  Still LOADS more to come hope you come back for them.


The East Wind - Steampunk challenge

Hello everyone!!!  It's time for a new challenge over at The East Wind and this time we hope you will join us with the great Aurora just face to play in a little Steampunk/metal challenge!

That challenge had me DROOLING.  The image is just PERFECT for steampunk.  I played on a little index card that I had already splashed paint on and you can see the video of the making here
And for those of you that don't want to check out the video here is my little make.

I used some stamps on this from Paper artsy and some cogs and gears. The little sentiment on this is a quote from a French magazine.  Love reusing those.  The face was colored with my copics and then I fussy cut her out.

I'm entering this little index card in the following challenges:

  1. C.R.A.F.T. - Create your own background paper - that's what I did on this index card.  I didn't use dp
  2. Tuesday taggers - Add a quote - used one from a French magazine
  3. Deep ocean challenge blog - Favorite color combo - I have to say that I really do love browns and gold those are my favorite I would think.
  4. Stamp art papel - Anything goes
  5. 613 Avenue Create  - Anything goes
That's it for this post but there are loads more coming up so please do come back.

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