Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cassis Colours Challenge

Good morning, hope you are already enjoying your day. Today I have my card for the "Cassis Colour Challenge" over at Meljen's Designs. These colours are aqua, pink, lime, beige/peach; just incase you are like me and not exactly sure what "Cassis Colors" are, giggle. {To me they seem like the beautiful colours you might see in Mexico so I went with that, though I'm thinking my shades might be a bit dark compared to what Dianna was looking for}.The image is by Meljen's, of coarse and is called "Chili Chihuahua" and you can find him right here . I coloured him wioth my Copic markers. The DPs are all by MME. The sentiment is a rubber stamp. I inked the outside edge of the card and added lots of fine line detail to the edges of all the pieces.
So now it's your turn to give Cassis Colours a try. Simply pick your favourite Meljen's image and get colouring. Then make any papercraft project you'd like and add it to our gallery. You can link it up right here. Who knows maybe you will be our next winner.
Until next time.
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - On The Wild Side

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Good Sunday Morning to You.

Hope you are looking forward to a wonderful Sunday. Here in Canada we are celebrating Victoria Day this tomorrow, so I am enjoying an extra long weekend.
Today is "Reveal Sunday" at Just Imagine and they have invited the GDs to join in the fun. Our theme this month is "Red. White & Blue", in honour of Victoria Day and Memorial Day (USA). Here is my card.
I went with the CAS look, which is very hard for me to do! I love filling up all those lovely spaces with lots of pretty DPs and embellishments! For paper I used only cardstock. I used Kreaxion punch 302 (without any inserts) to make the pretty border along the bottom of my card. The scripture sentiment is a free digital by StampArt Design by Kathryne. My only embellishments are the button tied with twine & some faux stitching around the sentiment...not bad, yeah!?!
Well, that's it for me. I do hope you will check out what the other Just Imagine DTs & GDTs came up with.
Blessings on your day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

*** Words with Friends.

Welcome to a new challenge over at Meljen's Designs. This week's theme is "Words With Friends" and we want to see torn word pages on your project. The DPs I used are by Authentique. I love these papers, they are so nice & thick. I inked all the torn edges.The Meljen's image is called "Little Pocket Mice". I used Copics to colour the image and then cut it out, adhering it to the card with a double layer of foam squares. The flowers & leaves were cut using a Spellbinder die. A few pretty buttons for the flower centers. The sentiment is a rubber stamp.
Sure do hope you will play along with us.
Delightful Challenges - Bingo {buttons/add dimension/patterned papers}
Sandy's Crafty Creations - Anything Goes with Flowers
* Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

*** A Fun, Quick & Inexpensive Project ***

Hi there! Today is my DT Day over at Meljen's Designs and I thought it would be fun to try creating something other than a card with one of Meljen's adorable images and so I came up with "coasters". Quick and very in-expensive to do, these would make a lovely gift...maybe even for Mother's Day {which is approaching very quickly}.

I decided to work with one of Melissa's new images "Flowers In My Pocket". {It was one of the April New Release Images}. It is just so cheery, it seemed the perfect choice. After printing it on cardstock, {I was going to try it on Kraft but changed my mind and went with plain white}, I coloured it with Copic markers.

I trimmed the image so that there would be a border of tile showing around the edge. Using "decoupage" I adhered the image to the tile. {I bought the plain white ceramic tiles at Home Depot for 28 cents each}.

Let dry. Then I doodled around the top edge where the tile showed, with a blue Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker. Then I added another coat of decoupage. {I ended up giving it 3 coats in total}. Finally, I sprayed it with a clear coat of varathane.

I found some self-sticking, clear rubber, circular thingies at the $ Store to put on each of the bottom 4 corners to prevent the coaster from scratching the table surface. Voila! Done!

I already have family and friends wanting some, so I can safely say I will definitely be making more of these fun coasters. Hope you'll give it a try too!
Hugs, until next time, Nancy


*The Cheerful Stamper - Flowers/Showers
Craft Your Passion - Floral Delights
Created With Love - Mother's Day
*Get Inky - Floral Fun
Love To Create - For Mom or Special Lady
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Marker Pop - May Flowers
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
My All Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - But No Cards Please
***This project was a Gallery Gem over at Scrapbook Challenges***

Thursday, May 2, 2013

*** What's The Point?

Good morning to you and thanks for stopping by. Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Meljen's Designs. This week's theme is "What's the Point?" We want to see something on your project that has a point; ie a pencil!
For my card I chose pre-coloured "PenPal Mouse" with his sharp little pencil already to write a quick note. You can find him and a whole shop full of other great images right here: 
I folder embossed the cardstock background. Added 2 different DP's, a bit of yellow baker's twine and a large brad. The sentiment is computer generated. I also added a fair bit of faux stitiching to tie it all together.
Well, that's it for how about you? I'd love to see what you come up! To join just submit your card right here:
Thanks again for stopping by and for all of your lovely comments.

All That Scrap Wednesday - Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns - Always Anything Goes
* Inky Impressions - Spots/Stripes
Nutcrafters - Bingo {Embossing/Free/Diecuts}
Penny's Paper- Crafty - Animals
Ruby's Rainbow - Furry Friends
Simon Says - Just Because
The Sisterhood Of Crafters - Free For All
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - All About Animals
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Lots of Layers
Paper Playtime - Embossing