I am a mother of three wonderful young teens and we live with a houseful of cats. I enjoy crafts of all kinds (needlepoint, card making, scrap-booking, knitting) and have a rather large obsession with anything Disney.
Oh what I wouldn’t give to be in DisneyWorld right now eating one of their scrumptious cupcakes! For those familiar with DisneyWorld food, you understand. My inspiration today was Disney aided and abetted by the current Double D Challenge. They have this unicorn cupcake that made me think of magic, which in my mind then goes straight to Disney. I had no Disney cupcake stamps, so off to Etsy I went looking for a digital option. Simple Copic coloring and some jell pen embellishments finished my cupcakes. The background is Distressed Oxide Ink in vintage photo with Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamps. My sentiment is from a Craftin’ Desert Divas set.
Time for a little Kawaii. This little girl is having a fabulous time floating in the clouds with her balloon friends. Kawaii style is very simple coloring and a simple background. The stamp is from a set I found at Michaels and is colored with copic markers. The clouds are from a Hero Arts set that were stamped with Ink on 3 Disappearing ink and colored with white ink from Winsor Newton.
Anytime I think of the ultimate fashionista, I always think of two people Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn. My favorite is Ms. Hepburn. She was the epitome of graceful elegance. The other thing I think of when I think of fashion is….. Paris! Of course!!! So, I paired the two for the “Less is More” fashion challenge. The card has a simple ink blended background with Tim Holtz’s Paris backdrop. Audrey’s sentiment came from The Ton and my young fashionista, who is casually strolling the streets of Paris, is from Stampabilities.
Hello Everyone! I’m playing along with the great group over at Fusion Card Challenge. I used both the sketch and the photo. My color palate is black, white and red similar to the photo. The little girl is from a retired set from Craftin’ Desert Divas. The black gingham frame and “stripes” are from the table cloth in the photo. The little girl is holding a mug filled with hot cocoa. The sentiment is white embossed on black inspired by the chalk board. I hope like it!
Hello and Happy Sunday! I am starting the week out with a challenge from AAA Cards today. This is truly a clean and simple card. I used an embossing folder from my stash to emboss the center field of flowers and butterflies. I then added the ladybug and sentiment with Lillac Ink from Hero Arts. The ladybug is from a Hero Arts set and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Yeah! The first challenge of 2021 from A Color Throwdown!!! The background is a wood grain layered stamp from Gina K. I used Walnut Stain Distressed Ink as the first layer. I then used Versamark ink and Copper Perfect Pearls for the second layer. I set the Perfect Pearls with a ModPoge Spray. The sentiment is from a Stampin’ Up set that was heat embossed with Rangers Vintage Pearl. The floral pieces are die cut from ivory card stock (it looks a bit white in my photo) using Tim Holtz dies. The wreath is from Tonic Studios “Under the Mistletoe”.
What a great day to wake up to one of my favorite Youtubers with such a fun card, and I hint at a new challenge. It was for certain a marvelous Monday morning. So, my inspiration is 100% by Maaike Uijthoven’s card from Youtube. Her entire tone last year of use, don’t horde reminded me of a set of stamps and stencils from Kindred Stamps that I have not yet used. I found some craft cardstock and inked the edges lightly with Vintage Photo Distressed Ink and then used the same ink on the stencil and the map for my background. I then did crazy simple Copic coloring of Peter. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in Distressed Oxide Forest Moss. Ok folks. This is about as clean and simple as I get. I hope you enjoy it!
I didn’t have time to share over the holidays. I was busy making cards. But a few of my cards were winners at different challenges. I am so very thankful for the challenges and the people who run them. I look forward to all my sidebar listed challenges this year!
Happy New Year ! This card is a combination of the Ton background with Stampabilities’ Runway. I received the Runway set as a Christmas gift and new exactly which background to pair it with. The background was stamped in Ink on 3 disappearing ink on Arches cold press watercolor. I used watercolor paint I had on hand. I “inkblended” the trees and the street. I used a sponge and some gauche paint to add a few clouds. After it dried, I stamped again with Versafine onxy black ink. The model was stamped with Versafine black ink as well. I then used some Crayola watercolor pencils for her dress and skin with a waterbrush. She is then positioned in Paris using some foam tape.
I LOVE Disney! I miss seeing their Holiday decorations and opulent change to the Magic Kingdom at DisneyWorld. So, I just had to do a Disney Park inspired Christmas window. Here is her story….
It is a beautiful sunny day in Kissimme Florida where Tiffany lives. She and her family are Disney fans with her mom being fortunate to work for the WDW Enterprises. There are very thankful this year that her mom still has a job and everyone is healthy. Tiffany is surprised one morning by her parents that allow her to go shopping at Disney Springs. She quickly dresses, Disney-bounding in her beautiful Tiki-dress from 13 Cherry Tree Lane. She and her mom are there to finish some last minute Christmas shopping. They stop to see the Jingle Cruise window display at The World of Disney; the baby elephants have just emerged from the backside of water and are happily wearing their Santa hats. Sad to leave, Tiffany takes one last photo and heads for home.