Sunday, June 26, 2016

June Inspiration by Judy

Hello all!
It's Judy here to share my inspiration project for June!

And, since it's June I thought I would do a Wedding card project.

I used Here Comes the Bride.

I colored my image with pencils, added stickles
and then chose some solid card stock in white and shimmer pink.

Next, I cut pink and white mats to fit my 5 1/2 x 6 card base
and used some Spellbinders dies to cut 3 other layers.

I embossed the white mat.
layered the die cuts. pulled out some embellishments:
ribbon, gems, paper roses

Everything was added to the card base
and the project is complete!

I love the way it turned out!
I hope you do too!

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Until next time
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Celebration

Hi Everyone! I'm terribly sorry about the length of time I it has been since I blogged last. I was in the Hospital on a ventilator for several weeks due to some medical complications. I'm home now and trying my best to get back in the swing of things. I currently have a tracheotomy in place and once the swelling goes down in my throat they will remove it and I will be back to normal. I have found it a bit challenging to do my painting and coloring due to some shaking that has developed from the medications I'm taking but I'm not giving up!

I have a card I recently made using an image from Cute As A Button. It's one of my favorites because it captures the feeling of summer and all the celebrations that come with it. I hope you enjoy my card! This would be a great image to use for a 4th of July Picnic, or a Family Reunion Invitations.

I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color the image. The beach sand and sky were done using TH Distress inks and a mini inker. The watermelon has Glossy Accents to give it a wet shiny look. I used a 6 x 6 card base and TH distress ink to give the edges of the card and background paper some depth and detail. I used a Regal Die Set and  Stitched Circle Die set to cut out the image. All of the Patriotic Stars are from a set I picked up at the Dollar Store last year. She is so much fun to color and has so many different uses how can you resist!?!

I hope you are inspired to create something fun and to get out and enjoy the summer! Hugz

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dianne's Inspiration


Dianne here today with my inspiration using 
the gorgeous image 


First i coloured the image then cut out 

Used my promarker's 

Hair-Raw Sienna -Mustard-Tulip Yellow-Buttercup
Skin-Coral-Sunkissed Pink-Blush-Baby Pink 
Clothes -Bright Orange-Orange 
Dino-Lime Green-Pear Green-Orchid 

Then i printed some paper and elements from a fabulous cd 
i had bought from Polka Doodles 

I then choose some orange paper from my stash white card and put everything 

First added paper to white card stock cut the edges with corner punch 
then just added image and rest of the embellishments 

This is my card finished 

Hope you like what i made today and don't forget to enter 
our challenge taking place HERE

Thank you have a lovely day 

Dianne xx 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Inspiration by Nicky - June

Here is my inspiration for you today. I hope you all like it :)

 I made this card using the 'Enjoying the rain' image from Cute As A Button. Find it at the shop link below.

Here are some step by step instructions of how I made the card.

chose some paper that matched the theme of the image and a card blank that matched the size of the image. I chose a 5"x5" card blank.

I coloured the image. I wanted it to be colourful so selected my usual colours for skin and hair then added a good mix of colours.

I used the following Promarkers and Copics:

Umbrella - Lipstick Red, Yellow, YR21, YR24, black
Puddle and rain - Cornflower and Pastel Blue
Hair - YR21, Y21, E33.
Clothes, bag and boots - Cool Grey 4, Black, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 1, Pale Pink, Rose Pink.
Skin - E11, E21, E04, E00, E000.

I added a little bit of the clear wink of stella pen onto the rain drops and puddle to add alittle sparkle.
I cut the image to a suitable sizeto fit the card blank. I mounted the patterned paper onto the card blank, measuring 6mm smaller than the card blank on both sides. I attached it with double sided tape.

I mounted the image onto the paper with foam tape.

To finish I cut out a LOTV sentiment to add to the bottom RH corner and added matching coloured gems in each corner of the card and image.

Here are some links for you:

Thanks for reading and 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Inspiration by Lau

Hello !

It's Lau ! I want to share a stepper card with you today. I made it with 2 digital stamps : "Jesus is my Anchor" and "You are my Anchor". You can find these images HERE and HERE.
Hope you like it ! xx

The dimensions of the card :

So, my cappuccino is ready, a chocolate too ;-)....My papers are here, images, wood stamp (Stamps Happen), dies, so...Go !

I used Promarkers for my coulouring.

All the dies come from JoyCrafts.

And voilĂ  !! My card is ready !

Another view.

I hope I have inspired you. Feel free to join us on Facebook to share your projects, it's here :

Have a great day dear Crafters ! xx

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Importance of Tea - June Inspiration

Here's my June inspiration project, isn't he fun.  This is the Mad Hatter, colored with Chameleon pens, Zig Kurecolor pens, Tim Holtz Distress pens by Ranger and a touch of CraZart pencil and a home made blender pen.

The background is a hand stamped oversized card, this card measures 6x12 inches .... yes I like my oversized cards, they are so much fun.  It's Craft Smith red card stock stamped with white Momento Ink and a mixture of stamps... tea cups, pocket watch, harlequin diamonds..and a few hearts for good measure.

The image is printed and colored on Canson Mix Media paper and  mounted on a Darice Adhesive foam sheet.

The flourish is created using a mixture of Gina Marie Designs dies... pine cones, pine needles and  fern and  the berries came from a  holiday garland.  The sentiment was one I found on and is by Robert Godden.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the card.


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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Margaret's Inspiration card

My turn to do the Inspiration post for Cute as a Button

I have printed Cute as a Button precoloured digi stamp Love Banner onto white card.  Cut oval in light pink card and embossed it with Cuttlebug Kimmy-Luvs embossing folder and layered it over the white card.  Add twine, punched butterflies and flowers and pearls.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I Dream Of Jeannie

I was thinking about some of my favorite TLC sentiments and recalled this one.  Knowing I had my Cute As A Button inspiration post coming up...I HAD to get Jeannie.

For this card I used feathers, string beads, a stick pin I made, some fabric butterflies, and old earring, gems, ribbon and flowers.  I topped the whole thing off with part of a 'punch around the page' border punch.  The image was colored using ink, chalk and glitter gel pen.

I don't know about you, but I have my two go to glues that I use on just about every card I make.  I love using Glossy Accents to adhere my feathers, flowers, gems (yes, even the ones with the sticky backs), metals and butterflies.  I use a glue I get from the dollar tree (a one dollar store) for my ribbon.  I also use the cheaper glue to adhere my papers.  I also use my Glossy Accents over my glitter gel pens, it makes the glitter stand out more.  I also use my Glossy Accents on my stick pins when I make them.