Monday, 13 October 2014

Halloween-Trixxie Treat-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello my darlings!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends who are celebrating this weekend.
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Halloween
Our sponsor is the fabulous Kenny K!

I love getting to create with the Kenny K digis and for this challenge I got to play with Trixxie Treat!

Trixxie looks spooktacular with her tiny feather capped top hat and her pumpkin purse full of Halloween treats!
The man in the moon is smiling down with giddy approval!

I cut the moon from a sheet of Graphic 45 Sreampunk Spells. 
 I love playing with these ornamental die cuts! Especially the spiderweb gate die cut that I got from my fabulous friend, Glo! 
Last year Glo, and I did a  Halloween swap and sent each other a box full of scrapbooking/cardmaking schtuff!
We both enjoyed the exchange so much we decided to do it again this year.
(Glo you should be getting a package from me in the mail this week)

The sentiment I used is from Kraftin Kimmie stamp(Batty and Catty) and reads,
screamy, screamy
happy, happy

Too fun right?!
The paper is from Bo Bunny-Enchanted. It's discontinued but thankfully I have a pile of it!
I added some black and purple bling, a rosette net ribbon, cheesecloth, a couple of feathers and a little pumpkin button.
It's difficult to see but there is also a jeweled spider brad attached to the spider gate.
If you have a Halloween creation be sure to link up with us at TCCB!

B Unique! Hugs! 

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Aurora Wings Goth Mermaid-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

You've come upon a mermaid's lair
Strings of pearls have led you here
Enter if you dare...
If you've no fear...
come inside and hear her song
Keep Calm and Mermaid On

Details details details

I love black Gesso! I used it at least 6x to cover up each attempt I made at hand lettering,"Keep Calm And Mermaid On"

Wish you could feel the texture

I'm excited to share the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
This is a color challenge and the colors we're playing with are,
Orange, Purple, Green and Black.
Our sponsor this fortnight is the awesome Stamps By Aurora Wings as well as Simply Betty Stamps.
I've chosen to work with Goth Mermaid with skull, an image from
 I'm always head over heels excited whenever I get to use one of Mitzi's digis! I love making those card as elaborate as I can.
On a scale of 1-10 I think this creation may be at a 10+ when it comes to the overload of embellishments.
But that's only because I had an overload of ideas as to how I wanted this card to look and feel...
Really, I should have colored up the image 4 or 5 times and made the individual cards I was envisioning.
I didn't have time for that so I jammed as many thoughts, ideas, and details into this card as I could without taking away from(hopefully) the focal point which is the digital image!
The items I pulled from my craft stash to possibly use in creating this card
I designed this card for a friend's daughter in mind.
She's a mermaid at heart.
It was a challenge for me to use my favorite Halloween colors but not have the card scream, "Halloween Colors used here!"
I had more embellishments added but decided to take off an extra string of pearls and removed a couple of seashells.
I love that it's a feast for the eyes! The more you look the more you see!
 There is so much texture going on here and the card is just begging to be touched.
There's a layer of clear micro glass beads on the mermaid tail and the dimension it gives almost makes it seem alive. 
I had colored the tail scale by scale using 4 different colors per scale. That beautiful quilt looking pattern got a little lost when I added the glaze and beads.
Just when I thought it was all done I realized I had taped the image panel down slightly crooked.
 I'm sure no one would have noticed but I noticed so I decided my best option was to draw the eye away from that little mishap by adding all the feathers rather than trying to peel off the panel that was stuck down with Sookwang tape!
 Of course I didn't think that was enough so then I also added the punched out paper coral to place behind the clam shell and added the "crystal coral" as well as a few more rhinestones. 
Did you notice the very kewl skull charm I embedded into the seashell?
 It has the word,"Queen" etched into the crown.
Once I began adding more things I had a hard time stopping!
I thought surely no more could be added I was wrong! Before I knew it  I had added that fun clay skully gifted to my by friend * Glo!
Talk about detail! This card has it!
It's like a Where's Waldo in the Mermaid's lair...can you find the brass KEY amongst these other things:
-Paper by Bo Bunny-Fright Delight Collection 
-Vintage Kodak glitter sticky paper
-Jolee's dimensional bubble stickers
-Fish net
-String of pearls
-Glitter card stock and die cut
-Awesome green seaweed looking ribbon*
-Purple, green, orange feathers,
-metal corner embellie
-Recollections bling in black and orange
-Crystals in a glass bottle with rhinestone detail
-Clear dew drops
-Amber rhinestone heart from my broken jewelery stash
-MS punched coral
-Clay skull
-Maya Road chipboard
-Suzy Weinberg's Beadazzles-Jazz
-Gold and clear micro beads 
-Two sea shells
-Stickles- orange peel and diamond
-Viva Pearl Pen
-Crowned skull charm etched with,"Queen"
-Vintage rhinestones and vintage orange ribbon
The background was painted with Sennelier Water Color 
Well I think that's it!
Thanks for stopping in today!
 If you're creating with Halloween colors be sure to play along with me and the other DT girls, and link up your creations at TCCB for a chance to win a  fabulous gift certificate from our sponsors.

 B-Unique! Hugs!

How Isabella feels about being dressed up in her spider dress


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Autumn Attitude-DT Card For The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hello my darlings! 
Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our theme this fortnight is Autumn/Fall.
Just a little note...we had our first snow fall on the 8th.
Feeling very "Fallish" already in my part of Canada and I miss Summer already!
Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter.
 I love these detailed gorgeous digis and the best part of purchasing from The Paper Shelter is the "digi packages", which always include, in addition to the black lines for coloring, a pre colored version.
 The colored digis are not sold separately. All are available and included in the product. So you will receive more, but without extra charge!
Often there is also bonus digi papers which also come along with your digi.
For this card I decided to take advantage of the colored bonus digi version of Autumn Attitude and printed multiple images so I could do some paper tole.
I had originally colored up the black outline image but when I went to color the background I messed up the background with my water paints and there was no way to salvage it as some of the outlines had bled and looked blurry.
No problem...bonus pre colored image to the rescue!
That's a seriously awesome bonus and a true time saver!
The paper is from a Bo Bunny Paper pack, Autumn Song Collection
I used a yoyo die cut, and the Happy Birthday sentiment, is from a Kraftin Kimmie Trinkets.
Other embellishments I used were, punched out maple leaves adorned with glass beads and glitter. 
Miniature assorted paper flowers, wicker heart, pins, Feathers, Burlap, Dew drops, Recollection Bling, Prima silk leaves, and a little bit of Nature.
I have no idea what those little acorn caps are called but they came from some trees in Florida. I found them when we went to Disney World in Florida 5 years ago. 
They had fallen along my path I was walking from the parking lot into the park.
 I stopped for a few minutes and collected a pocketful to use "one day" in my crafts.
Be sure to join us for this challenge and you could win a $20 gift certificate from The Paper Shelter.
Psst!...The PS also have a DT call going on right now on the blog and they could be looking for you!

I'll leave you with another pic of my pup Isabella. She just had her first grooming appointment a couple of days ago and she no longer smells like
 camp fire. 
Have you heard of Itty Bitty's yet?
I bought Izzy her first one.

Izzy with her Itty Bittys...Glinda the Good Witch

Be unique! Hugs!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Bad Hare Day-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Only two ways to add the grommet ribbon and I staple it on upside down! Of course!

Paper:Afternoon Muse by Glitz
Barbwire stamp from a CTMH set

Embellishments by Prima Junkyard Findings and TH. The spark plug reads, "Be Happy"
Hello my darlings! Thanks for stopping in today!
I'm trying to be quick like a bunny with today's post because I'm getting ready for another weekend of glamping.
When we were at the lake last weekend we sure enjoyed the nights around the fire. You could really feel that things have started to cool off but we should still get a few more enjoyable weekends.
This is the last long weekend of the Summer, and the kids/grandkids are planning to join us for a sleep-over in the glamper.
I'm planning for a ton of fun! 

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Meljen Designs.
 The image I've chosen to work with is Bad Hare Day!
How fun right!
Our new theme for this challenge is One For The Boys.
Create a masculine project, something for a guy of any age.
Then be sure to link up with us at TCCB for the chance to win 4 digis of your choice.

My bestie took me out for dinner last night and gave me a belated birthday present.
Part of my the gift was this set of Sennelier Water Colors!!
I had been looking for these for months! My bestie found them for me!
 I was soooo excited to get this fabulous set of paints and I of course had to try them out right away so I used them to paint the background of my Bad Hare image.
Love, Love, Love, these paints for doing backgrounds so you'll probably be seeing a lot more of that kind of background coloring/painting from me.
I can't wait to try them out on actual water color paper.
That's it for me, I'm out of here.
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!
Isabella with a dandelion stem in her mouth making her look like the Cheshire Cat

B-Unique! Hugs!

Fur: BV000,BV00,BV20,W1,W3,W5,W7, 
Red: R22,R24,R29,R39
Glasses:C3,C5,C7,110, FBG2,B0000
Silver:Adirondak alcohol ink 

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Dilly Beans-Elly Framed-DT Card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge up at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Dilly Beans Stamps.

 Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

I've chosen to work with this wonderful image from Dilly Beans called,

Our challenge theme is B-Unique.
Use three items starting with the letter B(bling, brads, bows, blooms, blossoms, buttons, etc). Get creative.
I would have loved to have been more creative with this card but I didn't realize until I had finished it that the challenge was for 3 B's not 1. Thankfully I had added Bling! I managed to squeak by with Blue(her lovely blue hair) and Big of course. I love her Big Blue eyes.
That's what I love about ART...everyone will have a different interpretation of what it means.
Yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Those are my 3 B's, Bling, Blue, Big!
The paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle-Fern & Forest
The sentiment on the  pre stamped paper reads, 
Laughter is timeless,
Imagination has no age,
Dreams are forever.
I added diamond glaze over her eyes, and over the words, Laughter-Imagination-Dreams.
This is probably the least embellished card I've made but with those beautiful big eyes it didn't need anything else.
Be sure to link up with us at TCCB and you'll have the chance to win some fabulous digis!

B-Unique! Hugs!
Hmmm, I just may have found my tag line(that above)

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,BG49,BG78,100
Eyes: BG000,BG10,BG13,BG49
Flowers: YR04,YR23,FY1
Leaves: YG23,YG25,YG67
Flowers: RV66,R56,R59
Flowers: V015,V09,V17

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Let's Party! Delicious Doodles-Horrorscope-Cancer

 I'm having a somewhat relaxing Sunday and found time to share another card I made using an awesome image from Delicious Doodles called Horrorscope Cancer.
How brilliant is that play on words!
I love working with Teri's images. Her digis have such outstanding shading already added to them that they make everyone's coloring look extra fabulous!
This is the card I made for one of my son in law, Darryl's birthday last September.
 Yayyy that I finally got around to blogging it!
His birthday is in late September and the appropriate zodiac sign would of course be 
 Horrorscope Libra but I'm a Cancer and I absolutely love this creature!! I love creatures!!

I added some fun metal embellishments from Tim Holtz, and some Prima Junkyard's faucet wheels.
The paper as well as the film strip are also from a Tim Holtz.
The Happy Birthday and Let's Party sentiment are from SU sets.
Here's the colors I used:
Just about all of the fluorescent colors which I love!
Creature: Y11,RV34,R85,R20,RV25,FBG2,FYG2,FRV1,FYR1,
Background shadow: C00,C0,C3,0

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Delicious Doodles Challenges Anything goes/fav colors

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!
This is Isabella's favorite spot to sleep...right under my chair, even though she has a lovely dog bed to sleep in on the other side of my chair.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Birthdays Balloons and Puppys-DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the new challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this fortnight is Sami Stamps

 The theme for our challenge is BIRTHDAYS.
 Simply make a birthday card, any kind for anyone, and enter it for your chance to win!  Please stop by our design team's personal blogs to and leave some love!
Happy Birthday to Regan, who is celebrating her birthday this month. If you stop by her own personal blog she has candy.
Sami Stamps images are so happy!  I chose this fun puppy image, Balloon Pup to work with weeks ago never imagining I would be coloring it up using my own puppy as inspiration!!(more about that later on)
The sentiment is from a SU set and it reads, Happy Birthday(call when it's time for cake.) 
The paper is from a Bo Bunny pack, Enchanted(disc.)
I've never colored fur before so this was a bit of a challenge and something that needs practice.
I added diamond glaze to the balloon and sprinkled some glitterfetti over top.

I've spent most of the Summer so far out at the lake glamping with Barry. We will go out on a Thursday/Friday, stay till Tuesday/Wednesday, then spend a couple of days at home doing wash and restocking supplies. 
Our lake lot is only an hour away and it's a really nice ride out there on the bike.
 During one of these wonderful weekendish get aways, Barry suggested we go visit our friends in Victoria on Vancouver Island.
( A 13 hour trip)
That would have been a fabulous road trip on the bike but the day we had decided to leave, it was raining. 
I don't mind and even expect some wet weather on a bike trip but starting out and  leaving in the rain doesn't thrill me so we took the car.
I love the Island!
The friends, food, and atmosphere make me feel like I could live there.
 While we were there we got to partake in the "famous" Paint-in on Moss Street.
That's not something you see every day and it was wonderful to see such amazing local talent.
This is what's at the end of Moss Street...
The Sea.
Taken with my phone

We had a fabulous time away, visiting with our good friends, J and H.
After a day back at home, we were headed back out to the lake lot/glamper.
At this point I'm not even sure where I am when I wake up in the morning and have to stop and think about it as my eyes open.
I should also mention that while I was home for two days I had the pleasure of taking two Finnabair classes in the beginning of July.
  Right here at my LSS, The Inked Stamper!!!
 I will be sure to share and show you the canvases I created in a future post
. By far the best classes I've ever taken and it was so awesome to meet Anna!

I'm thinking, my Summer has been abundantly fabulous! Then Barry suggested that we should get our puppy... the one we've always talked about getting...and lets do it right in the very next day!
He had been secretly looking at puppy adds on Kijiji and found a litter of  Yorkie/Lhasa Apso puppies ready for forever homes.
He showed me this pup's fun little face and I fell in love! 
The very next day we went to get her and brought her back out to the glamper with us for a week.
Meet Isabella, our new furr baby!
She moves so quickly it's hard to get a clear pic

Dressed up for the Long Weekend festivities at the glampground
I know right!? Adorable!! 

I'm looking forward to seeing your birthday creations so be sure to play along with us for another week at TCCB and you could win a $12 gift certificate from Sami Stamps.
Hope you're Summer has been enjoyable!
Girls Weekend...don't know why Jan is doing all the cooking. :)

Ground shadow:C3,C5,C7