Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You are invited - -

I really had to think about this one - but if I remember rightly the theme for these images was supposed to be food, though not too many of them fell into that category when we made our cards.  This is my last card for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  The crab is an image from Tiffany Doodles and is colored with copics.  The strawberries are from Creative Charms, the ribbon from my stash and the wording computer generated right onto the card.
If you have not entered into any of the Progressive Challenges, I hope you will do so, the next one starts on the first of December and runs until the 15th.  All new images.

Please leave a comment, I so love to read them!

Give Thanks

This was the bonus image for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7, from Jen, Digi Stamps for Joy.  I colored the image with copics, added a small dragonfly in blue and cut around it with a Nellie Snellens die.  It is mounted on cardstock from my stash.  A lovely image!
Hope you have time to leave a comment. Thanks for looking.

Birthday Sentiment

This is my 5th card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  I chose to make a gift card, it does open.  This very useful sentiment was from Sending Treasures.  The card was cut with a Nellie Snellen die.  The second layer has been embossed with a folder from Crafting to you.  The center was again cut with the smaller Nellie Snellen die.  The green gems were from Melissa Frances.    

The Yak

Isn't he a hairy looking beast.  This is my 4th card for CDAC Progressive Challenge 7.  The bull is from Crafting with Jack.  I colored him with copics starting out light and then deciding I liked him darker.  (The pictures I saw on the internet showed they come in all colors.)  Added the sheave and ribbon and chipboard button from my stash.  Sentiment stamp from Art Impressions.  Cardstock from DCWV.  I think it looks like a man's card, hope someone will appreciate it.

If you have time, comments are greatly appreciated!

An Apple a Day

This card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, 7, Which ends in a couple of days.  The digital image of the apple is from Heart Song Designs.  The apple is colored with copics. The sentiment is from Micheals, The green apple is a button, I cut the shank off the back.  The embossing is a folder from Crafts-Too you.  A quick card as I have been busy babysitting, and my computer is not working (thank goodness my husband has one too.)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Honey Bear

Isn't he just the sweetest little bear!  The digital image is from Sew Many Cards for CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 7.  This is my second card for this series.  I colored the bear and the tree with copics, added some Glossy accents and used a photo of the sky that I took from the back of our house.  The sentiment was computer generated.

Had a houseful of family for the weekend, 7 children, 3 adults.  So I was very busy for a few days, and then on Monday, when I went to use my computer it wouldn't let me download pictures or print.  I am using my husbands computer until I can get mine fixed, but I will have a six month old here for the next fours days.  I will have to try to get my other cards done when he is napping, or after he goes to bed at night.

Comments are appreciated, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Snowboarder

This is a card for my thirteen year old grandson, Jarrod - he snowboards and skis in the winter - which means he will be out there soon.  I colored the trees and the snowboarder with copics.  I put glitter on the mountain top and snowpen on the area where the snowboarder is standing.  I didn't like the effect of either one, so I covered them both with white Gesso.  (Actually when heating the white from the snowpen it turned brown in one spot - too much heat!).  The sky is colored with Distress Ink with a brush.  The DP is from Basic Grey.  Sometimes it's hard to find an image for a boy this age, so I was pleased when I came across this one from Guylou.

One old Hen

This is a gift / pillow box made for CDAC Progressive Challenge Series 7.  The upper picture is closer to the true color than the lower one.  The Hen was colored with copics, and gems were added to head, tail and body. The image of the hen is from Sugar Creek Hollow and the Birthday sentiment is from Sending Treasures.  The other sentiment was computer generated - have to have a little fun sometimes!  It is ll inches long, so will hold a gift. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Perfect Bride

This is my sixth card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series 6, which is over at midnight to-night.  This wonderful image is from Margaret Kieser, a member, this was one of the top images in the Drawing Challenge last month!!  The lattice on each side of the bride is part of an image from Nana Vic.  The bride is colored with Copics.  I used a Quickie Glue pen to add glitter to add glitter to the dress and veil.  The lattice is colored with white Pergamano pen.  The lace and roses are from Dollarama.  Blue cardstock from my stash.  I think she is a beautiful bride!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lilac Butterfly

A very pretty but quick card to make.  The glitter on the butterfly wings does not show up in the photo as well as it does on the card.  The image is is called Exotic Butterfly from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The background is a cuttle bug folder, after embossing it, I used a small mauve ink pad to highlight the design.  The sentiment has no name on the sheet, and it is not in it's original packaging.

I'm quite excited, because tomorrow I get to look after my youngest grandson; (Colton (6 Months old).  He will only be here for to-night and until noon tomorrow, but next week I get to look after him for a whole day while his older brother and sisters go to the waterpark in Niagara.  Have to enjoy the kids while they are still young, they grow so fast.  Next week my husband is having a cataract removed from his left eye and in two weeks, they will do the right eye.  Lots of appointments to get to before he is finished.

Christmas Candles

This is my fifth card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 6.  It is a wonderful Chritmas digital image from Daisy Doodles.  I colored the candles with copics and added some Diamond Dot stickers from Stampendous to the red candle, some stickles to the two blue candles.  The BP is from my stash.  I will add a sentiment to it when I send it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Merry Christmas from above.

This is my fourth card for Series 6 of the CDAC Progressive Challenge which is over on November 15th.  The image of the bear in the plane is from Ellephantastic Digis.  The image is colored with copics and a Hi-Jell silver pen.  The Sentiment is cut from Bo-Bunny cardstock.  The oval trim at the bottom of the card is from Basic Grey.  The stamp is from B-Line, Home Sweet Home, stamped in Stazon Ink.  The reds look the same on the card, but on the Silver Background, they look different in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by hope you have time to leave a comment, they are appreciated.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bear Family Sliding Downhill

This is my third card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge series six which will end on the 15th of  Novermber and I still have two more cards to make .  The image of the bear is from Design 2 Delight.  I had fun with this image copying it 4 times in different sizes. The bears are colored with copics, the sky with Distress Ink, and the snow is from a Marvy Uchida snow marker.  The snowflake stickers are from Starform, and the Sentiment printed on my computer.

We have had some wonderful weather here, so did some work in my garden trimming shrubs and pulling out the tomato plants, etc.  I have been curling mornings three times a week, have been on the winning side more often lately so get to buy the drinks!

Thank you for looking, hope you have time to leave a comment - they are appreciated! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Barn Scene

This is my second card for the CDAC Progressive Challange, series 6.  This wonderful barn scene is from Ginger Loft.  I have used Ranger Distress Ink using the ink pad and sponges direct to paper.  I used post it notes to cover the areas where I was not stamping, or coloring.  I printed out the image on a slant, then stamped in the triangular areas at each corner of the card.  Then colored the card.  The Ponderosa Pine branch stamp is from Stampendous, and the Christmas word stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I am so used to doing Christmas cards in red and green or gold or silver, that I don't know if these colors are right or not!

The shopping Elephant

This cute little Elephant who likes to shop is a digital image from Inked Treasures.  I have colored her with copics.  Cut a hole in the designer paper to frame her with a Nellie's multi frame's oval.  The Snowflakes at the top of the card were cut with a Marianne Design die.  The DP is from K&Company, and the ribbon from my stash.  This is my first card for the CDAC Progressive Challenge, series 6, which ends November 15th.

My favorite store for card making supplies is closing at the end of the month.  As long as I have been making cards they have had free classes on Saturday mornings, a weekend in the spring and fall, with classes and lunch for both days free of charge, and make and takes.  I have not always been able to attend, but have gone when I could, and have gotten to know the names of most of the people in their classes.  They display the cards that the teachers for the classes made, and you are allowed to take pictures of them.  They also had classes taught by some of the suppliers some free, some where you were doing hands on, and paid for the day.  The store is Angela's Creative Papercraft in Dundas, Ontario, Canada and we will miss not only the store, but the wonderful staff.