Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Another idea for a quick card

Another easy way to make up a  card that you need in a hurry is to use a "pre-coloured" image. That's exactly what I did for this card.

I subscribe to a site called Free Digital Images and every day they send me an email with a list of sites offering free images/ sentiments/ tutorials, etc.  I simply go through the list and pick the ones I want to save. That's where I got this one. I thought it would come in handy for a more masculine type of card and the fact that it was pre coloured was an added bonus! The sentiment is a stamp from Stampin' Up. A simple card sketch helped to bring this card together.
Hope you will take a few minutes to check out the Free Digital Image Site.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

Another Quick and Easy Card

Another quick card using some bright coloured DPs and the same stamped sentiment as my card from the other day. Again I added some doodling around the squares. Simple little die cut flowers with brad centers helped to finish this card up.
Until next time.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine for a friend

Valentine's Day isn't just a day for couples it is also a nice time to tell a friend just how much you appreciate them; hence this card!

No image this time just lots of pretty DPs by MME and a fun sketch by Mojo Monday. The sentiment is a rubber stamp by Stampin' Up. Added a bit of doodling around the outer edge and some line work around the different DPs. That's it! Quick and easy!
Wishing you a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies....

Hope your week is off to a great start. Mine is 'cuz we had a "No School Snow Day"! and boy did we ever get a lot of the fluffy white stuff! Here is a picture of my back yard...

I think we got about 30 centimeters! That's the most we've gotten, at one time, in quite a little while.
I thought this card would be appropriate considering our weather.
The image is a digital that I won a while back, {sorry I don't know who the talented artist is}, which I coloured with Copics. I fussy cut her out and mounted her onto a die cut circle. The sentiment is computer generated and mounted on another circle die cut.. Lots of ink distressing. The stars and snowflakes are wooden, ink and heat embossed. Lots of glitter glue on the snow dots, flakes and stars.

Thanks for stopping by.

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
I {heart} Card Sketches - Sketch

Monday, January 26, 2015

I'll "Owl"ways Love You!

With Valentine's Day right around the corner I thought I'd share a card I made for one of my grandkids. I love this cute image, but sorry to say I don't know who the talented Artist is! I have been trying to go through all of the digital images I have and sort them into files according to Artists; some are obvious but others, like this one, I'm not sure of. Maybe you could help me out...if you know the Artist please let me know.

I used Tim Holtz's Distressed Markers to colour with.  Some pretty ribbon, die cuts, folder embossing, buttons, inked layered wooden hearts, pearls and stitching all work together to finish this card up!
Until next time,
Creative Moments - Sketch {turned sideways}
Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hearts and Ribbon

Sunday, January 25, 2015

***The Nativity

Hope your Sunday is wonderful! I enjoyed the morning helping out in "Childcare" at church. It is always so much fun to hang out with the babies and toddlers. I admit that they can easily tire this grandma out but they never fail to make me smile!
Anyway, since faith is so very important to me, this card was an absolute delight to make. I have had this rubber stamp for some time now,
(won it in a card challenge), but just hadn't had the opportunity  to use it until now.

After inking the image I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. I love how this made a sort of ridge around each section that I then coloured with my Copics. Lots and lots of die cuts, gemstones, and faux snow on this easel card. Had fun trying out this new "burlap paper" I bought at Michael's. Sentiment is also another rubber stamp, from a set that I won in a different card challenge!{As you can see I love challenges, I totally recommend entering them!}.
Here are a couple of close up shots...

Have a blessed day!

Stamping Sensations - Dies and Punches
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - "Joy to the World"
Hiding In My Craft Room - Any Holiday
My Time To Craft - 2 or more People
Completely Christmas - Christmas for a Child
Cut It Up - Embossing {Heat}
*Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas

Friday, January 23, 2015

Time for a change!

I came across another cute image I had coloured up earlier; this time it is by Doodle Garden!
I think I got my first Doodle Garden image as a freebie and fell in love! Then I was blessed to have a card win in a challenge and guess what the prize was; Doodle Garden images! This was one that I picked...

The DPs are by MME. I used an embossing folder on the blue envelope. The rest is pretty simple. No sentiment yet - I figured this card could work for a multitude of occasions, so I'll wait until the need arises, {though I am pretty sure a 1 word sentiment just below the button/bow will be the where I put it}.
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Left of Center Creative - Layer it Up!
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes
Deconstructed Sketch - Sketch