Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Sunday, November 29, 2015

the owl family

Hello everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Yesterday was an exciting day for me. My future 
'daughter-in-law' invited me to the big city to go wedding dress and bridesmaid dress shopping with a couple of the bridesmaids (not all could make it).  Anna had already picked out her dress so we got to see her model it.  Oh my goodness, as usual I cried, my eyes just welled with tears, she was gorgeous - breath taking actually! The girls picked out their dresses as well - full length, dark grey - lace on top (sleeveless) and tulle for the skirt - stunning.  Now it's just the waiting game - 10 more months!

Today I have another Christmas card I made.  This one is using a Wild Rose Studio image. When I first saw this image on Simon Stamps website I knew I had to have it.  There is just something about the Wild Rose stamps - they are just so adorable.

I stamped the image onto some white cougar 100 lb card stock using black memento ink.  I pulled out my prismacolour pencils and began to colour.  After die cutting the image I left the die in place and sponged some soft sky around the image.

The sentiment is from PTI - stylish sentiments holiday set, which was stamped on a die cut using PTI - double tag ends die.  

For finishing touches I used glitter (of course), white flock for the hat trims, and the Memory Box holly bouquet die.  I cut this twice - one from green paper and once from red.  Inserted the red holly berries into the green die cut.

stamp - wild rose studio - owls, PTI - stylish holiday sentiments
paper - studio calico - wonderland, bazzill green, cougar white, SU cherry cobler and misc scraps
ink - prismacolour pencils, black versafine, black memento, SU soft sky
dies - spellbinders ovals and scallop oval, Memory box - holly bouquet, PTI - double tag end
misc - glitter, white flock

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  I love when you visit.  Enjoy your day,


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cheers to you!

Good morning everyone! It's going to be a beautiful day here in SW Ontario.  A great way to end my 3 days of vacation, back to work tomorrow :(.  But as I had hoped I did accomplish what I had set out to do for my 3 days off.  I completed one card order (13 cards), and I have 2 more birthday cards to make for my other friend who ordered a total of 20 cards.  I hope to get those 2 cards done today.  Then I just need to work on cards for me to send and for my sale basket at work.

My card today features an Art Impression image.  I just love these images, I mean who doesn't right?  For the last couple of years I have always bought at least one of their holiday images, and they always seem to be a big hit!

After stamping the image I coloured using copics.  I used an MFT stitched rectangle to cut her out.
I needed it a bit narrower, so I placed the image back into the die but in about 1/2" and then ran it through my big shot. I have done this many times, its a great way to stretch your dies, without having to buy more.

After this was put together, I added some white flock to her coat trim and glitter to the wine and holly.
The sentiment was stamped using black versafine, cut out using sb circle die, trimmed it with  gold krylon pen, then adhered it to a small scallop circle.  I added a couple of enamel dots and Voila! I made 4 of these, but they are already gone, so need to make a couple of more.

stamp - Art Impressions - cheers to you #4664
Ink - black memento, black versa fine, copics - E000, E00, E01, E11, E23, E26, E27,R12, R20, R24, R27, R29, R39, R56, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, YG61, YG63, YG67, C0, C1, C7, Black, W3, prismacolour french grey 90% for ground shading
Die - spellbinder - circle and small scallop circle, MFT - die-namics #12,
paper - white cougar 100 lb, scrap dp, SU cherry cobbler
misc - white flock, quickie glue pen, enamel dots, distress glitter - clear rock candy, gold krylon pen

Thanks for the visit today.

I would also like to wish all my fellow American followers a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for! In saying that I would like to thank everyone for their continuous support in visiting my blog.  You inspire me to keep on creating!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Birdie on a branch

 Hello!  I'm back to share another Christmas card with you. This time I'm using this cutie patootie birdie!  Isn't he the cutest?  This is a digital imaged purchased  here.  I have several of her 'birdie' images, just need to find the time to colour them.  

I used prisma colour pencils to colour.  For papers I just used some scraps from my basket, and I already had the aqua blue die cut, it was also in my basket of odds and sods and worked perfectly for my card.

For the sentiment I stamped it using black versafine.  The sentiment  is from PTI as are the double end banner dies.

To finish I added some white fun flock to his hat and glitter along the branch to represent glistening snow.

I am off until Thursday, so I plan on getting a big chunk of card orders done.  Between 2 friends I have 24 Christmas cards and 8 birthday, not counting all the cards I need for my sale basket at work, and ones for myself. I really have my work cut out for me.  I need to find some easier cards and mass produce!

Thanks for stopping in today.  Enjoy your weekend. Winter is upon us here in Ontario, snow for some, rain for others, but temperatures down near 0 over night and not much warmer during the day until next weekend when it warms up again.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Little drummer boy

Hello everyone.  Hope your enjoying your weekend.  I tell you is sure doesn't feel like Nov here, 15C (59F), sunny light breeze, just a beautiful fall day.

For my card today, I'm using an image that I have had coloured for a few years.  Yes, I'm thinking maybe 5 years now maybe 6.  This was one of the first images I coloured when I was learning how to colour with my new copics,  he was tucked away for safe keeping and I came across it a few weeks ago and decided I best use him on a card.

I believe the image is from Whiff of Joy.

Sorry I'm unable to list the colours I used, just too long ago and never wrote them down in my book.

Paper is Basic Grey from my scrap bin.  I used a Impression Obsession snowflake die and Memory Box christmas baubles die and added enamel dots to the centers. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink stamped in black versafine.

It's too bad I didn't have more images coloured up from the past, it sure makes for quick card making!

Enjoy your day, thanks for the visit.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

winter bough

Hi everyone.  I think I can come up for air now.  I have all my SCS cards posted for the month, and now I can focus on Christmas cards for me and for my orders, along with several birthday cards that have been requested.  This is also my last month being on the DD Team over at Splitcoaststampers. I can't believe how fast 6 months have gone. It has been a great journey, it has really made me think outside the box at times for each month theme.

Okay, so onto my card.  I'm using today a Power Poppy image from the set Bough Wow Wow! I am entering this card into their monthly challenge for November - Embellish this.

I stamped it onto some white cougar 100 lb c/s then coloured using copics.  I then cut the image out using spellbinders labels twenty-eight. This was then layered onto some Scenic Route & NRN designer paper.

For finishing touches I stamped off another heart (this comes separately in the set - love that!)  and coloured, then used some foam tape to pop it up, added some sequins and glitter, and there you have it!

stamp- Power Poppy - Bough Wow Wow
ink - black memento, copics - YG00, YG03, YG05 YG67, G82, BG0000, BG10, BG11, BV0000, BV01, BV02, B60, B63, B66
dies - spellbinders labels twenty-eight
paper - cougar white, bazzill purple, scenic route - winter words, NRN - winter magic
misc - sequins, glitter, foam tape, stitching

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day.  I'm off to the dentist, then home for a day of stamping! Yay!! (it's raining so it's a perfect day to stamp don't you think?)


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Save the date...

Hi everyone.  Just popping in for a quick post.  My son Mark and his fiancee Anna asked me if I would be interested in doing 'save the date' cards to mail out for their upcoming wedding next year. Of course I jumped at the chance.  I have never done invitations etc before, but this is what I came up with.  It was simple to do, now I need to make 45 of them!

I made this a A6 size one sided. Printed on cream cardstock, layered onto kraft c/s. Added a piece of kraft along the top, wrapped lace and twine around, added a pearl to finish it off.

Thanks for your visit


Friday, November 6, 2015

Ladybug and me

TGIF! Hello there!  It's a good thing that I had a couple of cards in my stash that I have shared with you yet.  I had no time to make cards this week.  Working overtime every day till Christmas and even Saturday's because of year end.  With that said this is a quick post, as I think I'm heading to bed shortly!

For my card today, I used a digital image from A Day for Daisies called Ladybug and me. I used copics to colour.

Designer paper is from Simple Stories - Fabulous.  For finishing touches I used a Simon Says - calliope flourish die cut from vellum, art institute spring mint & mimosa glitter, and a few sequins.

stamp - A day for Daisies - digital - ladybug and me
ink - copics - E33, E34, E35, E37E59, E51, E55, E57, E59, E89, Y000, V01, B0000, B00, B27, B60, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG32, G24, G40, G46, YG00, YG03, R20, R32, R35, R81, R83, R85
paper - PTI kraft, white cougar 100 lb, scrap turquoise, Simple Stores - Fabulous, PTI vellum
dies - spellbinder square, simon says - calliope flourish
misc - art institute glitter - spring mint, mimosa, sequins

 Thanks for stopping by, next post - christmas card.