Friday, April 28, 2017

Hippo Dad

Hello everyone!  It's Friday and that means a fabulous new release over at Sandra Caldwell shop!!!!  I have played today with the super cute Hippo dad that you can find here.

I have made a video of my playing with my journaling out of the box, hope you will enjoy seeing this.

And here is the closer look at the make that I did!

as you know I totally love mix media so for this I used all sorts of products and stamps.  I have colored the digi with Chameleon pens.  It was my very 1st time using those pens but I really enjoyed it!

I'm entering this in the following challenge:

  1. Little miss muffet challenges - anything goes
  2. Simon says stamp blog - anything goes
  3. The sisterhood of crafters - The letter "b" - bbq :)
  4. Cardz4guyz - The great outdoors - nothing says outdoor more to my husband than being able to bbq!!!!
  5. We love 2 create - Mixed media
That's it for me for today!!! Hope you have a fabulous Friday!!!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Soul book start

Well I finally did it!!!  I started out my soul book!  I'm so happy about that because I have been wanting to do something to document this year and having a hard time to commit to something. This seems like something that I can totally do.  I have found the soul book via the youtube channel of Christie B and you can also find her blog here.

And I had been super lucky to have a great shop owner on Etsy give me one of her beautiful mandalas.  You can see the mandala that I used here.  It's from Coloring Craft Shack.

I have made a video to share with you all my mental process through this.  It was quite emotional and unexpected.  I didn't start of thinking that I would do this entire page... it just happened.

And here is the journaling spread that I have made.
As my son said this is totally not my typical style... but I really love how it turned out.  It's the start page of the book.  I used some acrylic paints, a stencil, a stamp from Eclectica and some stamping with a mat, stabilo pencil and some pitt pen.  The mandala was colored with some gel pens as well as coloring pencils.  And then I fussy cut it out.

I'm entering this spread in the following challenges:
  1. 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and I didn't really do the spring but it is spring colors
  2. Dragonfly dreams challenges - Anything goes
  3. Corrosive challenges by janet - Anything goes
  4. My time to craft challenge - No design papers
  5. More mixed media challenge - Option yellow... didn't use much a bit but not much
That's it for me for today.  Hope you have a great Tuesday!!!


Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Bud Hippo - Sandra Caldwell new release

Hello and happy Friday everyone!  What a week.  I have been working later at work... this means getting home later... preparing the meal later and obviously after eating well it's time for bed... almost anyway lol.  This means no crafty time for me and I miss it!!!

But because it's Friday it also means that there are new release over at Sandra Caldwell's etsy store.  And you can find this super cute Spring Bud Hippo there.

I made a video of the process of this.

And here is a closer look at my mixed media journaling out of the box.  The sentiment was found online and typed on a word document and then torn out.

I used a bunch of left over papers for this as well as a silicone mat for stamping.  The texture paste is from Heidi Swapp.  I colored the super cute hippo with my copics and then fussy cut her out.  I added a bit of sparkly washi at the bottom so that she is kind of doing a tight rope split lol.

I'm entering this mixed media piece in the following challenges:

  1. Crafting by designs - Anything goes
  2. Crafty sentiments - anything goes
  3. Inspiration destination challenge blog - Anything goes
  4. Crafty gals corner challenges - 3 plus layers - I put a lot of layers on this as you can see on the video :)
  5. Tuesday throwdown - Tropical critters.
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great rest of the day and that you will be able to craft :)


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lucy Loo "sniff" - The East Wind new release

Well there's a brand new release image by Unky over at the East Wind Etsy store. And because it's a Lucy Loo I just HAD to play with her.

However I'm very sad because I made a video to share with you all and my memory card bugged... and so the video didn't register properly :(

I was playing in one of my junk journal, the one that I made for my vacation last year but didn't really use.

I found a sentiment in a magazine that I thought would go well with her.

The background to the page is done in Panpastel.  I had done the entire book that way to have some sort of background.  I used some of my newest washis :)  love love love washi (you can see my haul's videos about that lol).  The image was colored with my copics and then I fussy cut her out.  I added some gel roll pen to her wings.  I also used a silicone mat to do some stamping.  And I got some paper scraps from a fellow youtuber and used some of it here.

I'm entering this journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Color inspiration monday - Anything goes hand colored
  2. Dragonfly dreams challenges - Anything goes
  3. We love 2 create - Anything goes mixed media
  4. Crafts and me inspiration - Things with wings
That's it for me for today!  Have a great day!!!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Easter Bunny

And I have one more... yup I said it one more!  3 posts in one day!!!  wooo hooo that's a lot for me these days.

This last one is for a little girl and I used one of the great images that I had for a long time.  I couldn't find it in the store so it might have been a freebie at one point because Bugaboo digi store has freebies every Friday.

I decided to  use this great sketch:

And here is my card.
I used some left over papers from my previous cards that were from American craft - Amy Tangerine.  I added some bling from Queen &co twinkle goosebumps.  The image was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Stella-says-sketch-challenge-507 - Sketch
  2. Catch the bug blog - Anything goes
  3. DL Art - Bunnies and/or ducks 
  4. Crafting by designs - Happy Easter
  5. The paper shelter - Easter
Ouf... it's done all my posts :)  Hope you have enjoyed those cards and can be inspired by some of them!  Have a great Monday


Easter Wishes

Told you that I would be back lol and here I am with another Easter card.  Another great image from Sandra Caldwell as well and this time this one is on sale until end of April 3rd... so not much time left to grab it at that special 1.5$ price!  Run run run... but not before you have check out my card lol

The image that I used is called Chocolate Bunny

I followed this fab sketch

And here is the card that I created.  This one is for a little boy.  So I didn't want it to be too girly.
The paper is from American Craft - Amy Tangerine.  I used copics to color this image as well as my wink of Stella in gold for the foil.  I fussy cut the image.  I used my grand square and my circle die from Spellbinder.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I finished this card with a little bit of bling on the sentiment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

  1. Creative sketchy girls - Sketch
  2. Crafting when we can challenges - Animals
  3. Pink gem challenge blog - Furry friend challenge
  4. My time to craft challenge - Woodland animals or Easter - he is both :)
  5. Alphabet challenge blog - B for bunnies
That's it for this post but there's still one more to come!  Yup I'm on fire today!!!!


Smelling the flower bunny

Well I'm big time into making cards right now lol I haven't made them in forever and well I depleted the stock that I had so now I need to have new ones and with Easter coming up you know what that means.

For this card I used a great image that you can find over at Sandra Caldwell's etsy store it's named Smelling flower bunny.

I needed some inspiration and used this great sketch to make it.

I'm really happy with how cheerful this card turned up like!
The bunny was colored with my copics and then fussy cut out.  I used paper from the set American Crafts - Amy Tangerine.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I used my spellbinder circle die and my Quickutz oval die to make this.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Cheerful sketches challenge - Sketch
  2. Dream valley challenges- our 4 legged friends
  3. Come and get it challenge - Easter
That's it for this post but more to come :)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Opening Flower - Alphabet journaling

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I'm still sort of out of it.... the vacation made it hard for me to get back into a routine.  I'm kind of out of it.  And because of the vacation I'm a day late to share this make with the great new release freebie image of The East Wind.

All you need to do to be able to get this great image is to register for the news letter!  And you can find the newsletter registration on this site.

I wanted to play in one of my other journals.  One that has been quite neglected actually.  Last year after seeing KagedFish on youtube show her alphabet scavenger hunt I thought I would do the same thing.  So I set up a book to use for that.  But you know me.... I have trouble just gluing papers down without putting some sort of journaling to it.... so I ended up using it for alphabet but with some digital images and basically journaling but with alphabet.  And then I just let it be and didn't play in it anymore...

So today it's playing with it :)  Of course since it's just a book it's better if I don't use too much wet medium so I limited it to some Tattered Angel inks (some of the new ones that I got :) )

Here is the video of my making this:
And here is the journaling page upclose

I colored the image with my copics and then used some gell roll pen on the dress a bit.  I used some little bits of papers that had been sent to me by Rosaleen (this and that on youtube).  Around the bird I used some blue stabilo pencil and used some water to make it spread a bit.  The tattered angel sprays used are from the set Lucky and the set Easter.  The fun part of this journaling is that there is book text already in the back of this therefore some interest already created that doesn't need to be added.

I'm entering this journaling in the following challenges:

  1. Altered eclectics - Anything goes no card
  2. Connie can crop - Reuse reduce recycle - I'm using a book for the journal, the bits of papers where left over that a fellow crafter gave me instead of throwing away (you can see the bottom piece of paper is one that had been used for dies or something of the sort).
  3. Crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - Anything goes using patterned paper
  4. A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
  5. Creatalicious challenges - Anything goes with the option of flowers - used a digi that had a flower on it.
That's it for this post.  Hope you like what I have done and will go and check out the newsletter!


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Another b-day card

So I had to make another b-day card.  And for this one I used another fabulous image from Sandra Caldwell and this one is also for sale!!!  Wooop wooop.  It's called My fathers son.

And I used another great sketch this time from Sketch Saturday.
and here is the card that I made with this fabulous image
And I used the paper from Simple stories - Legacy.  I used my Quickutz ovals for this as a background.  I used some Robin's nest dew drops.  The sentiment was found online and I used my copics to color this image and then I fussy cut it up.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
  1. Sketch saturday - Sketch
  2. Lemon shortbread challenge - Anything goes
  3. Incy wincy designs - Happy b-day
  4. Making memories crafting - Add some layers
Hope you like this card and most of all I hope that the person that gets it will like it!


Rosie Chick

I have some birthdays coming up and I really needed to get going on making some cards.  I have been slacking in that respect recently.

There's a totally fabulous sale over at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy store and it's up until the 3rd of April.  There are tons of images for 1.5$ instead of 3$.  Such a great great deal!!!!

For this card I'm using the Rosie Chick image.  And I wasn't sure what to do for this card so I went and checked out Wednesday Sketch over at Outlawz and as usual they had a great sketch which ended up being the base for my make.

Here is my card
The paper that I used for this is from Kaisercraft - Confetti.  I added a little ribbon, a flower from prima.  The image was cut using the grand nestabilities oval dies.  I used a great sentiment that my friend Lisa from Decosse dynamite Doodles.  The image was colored with my copics.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Outlawz Wednesday Challenge - Sketch
  2. Just-add-ink - Just add criters
  3. Creative knockouts - Anything goes
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a great Saturday and get to be creative!!!

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