Thursday, January 26, 2012

D2D Bear's Heart Balloon

This image is part of this month's new release by Designed2Delight, called Bear's Heart Balloon.  He was colored with watercolors and Twinkling H2Os.

I have recycled here!  The mat for the image and the border were cut from this package insert pictured to the left.

It was one of those happy coincidences where I had just colored my image and shortly thereafter brought the packaging to my craft desk. And I noticed the colors matched the Bear's bow-tie and an idea was born!
Love that when it happens!!
I just wish it was more often. *sigh*

 Thanks for popping in,

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's a new thing

New things are happening over at Designed2Delight!  Faith is having a new monthly reveal of all her new digital images for the month. Please check out her blog on the 20th of every month for the monthly reveal. There will be a challenge each time with the chance to win a free image too!

And to celebrate and introduce you to all the designers for Designed2Delight, we are having a Blog Hop! I'm glad you hung in there and hopped over to my little ole blog. (yeah, I'm in the south!)

Let me show you my first card:
I chose Designed2Delight's 'Birdie's Valentine'.

I used Microsoft Word to insert the image, resize it, copy it over & over and to turn the image various ways.  I guess i could have also inverted it to a mirror image, but I didn't think of that!! (maybe next time...)

This is on watercolor paper and I used Derwent watercolor pencils and a water brush to color the images.
For the letters, I used my wooden letter set by Stampabilities that I picked up recently for half price. (love that!)

I did a sloppy ink job on the edges of the letters to give them character.  Gives it that nice home-made touch, don't ya think?!

Now for card number 2:

Isn't he a happy snowman? He is Designed2Delight's 'Rainbow Snowman'. I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and popped him up on top of a stamped Hero Arts cloudy sky background.

And I gave him a polka-dot butterfly for company.

Thanks so much for participating in our blog hop. From here please go on to Michele H. and see her great creations! Also don't forget to go to Designed2Delight and get in on the new challenge. See ya there!!

Challenges for Card 1:
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Animals
Stamptacular Sunday - Texture
The Ribbon Girls - Must use ribbon Blue and Pink
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges -  Anything Goes
There's Magic in the Air - "From the Heart"
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
MyGrafico - Love and Valentines
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Birds of a Feather
Cards & Things - #104 Sketch
Crafty Sentiments  -  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Must use ribbon -  Valentine's Day
Just Tracys Crafts Challenge - Love is in the Air
Crafters Companion -  Love is in the Air
Just Inspirational Challenges  - Photo Inspiration
Moving Along With The Times  - Things with wings
Craft Us Crazy - Valentine/Love and/or Animals
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Word "Love" 

Challenges for Card 2:
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time  - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Animals
Stamptacular Sunday - Texture
There She Goes - Scene of Back to Nature
Stamps R Us - Card for Kids
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - "Snow much Fun"
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - "Baby it's Cold Outside" 
Incy Wincy Designs - Bold & Bright
House of Gilli - Winter
Sassy Cheryl's -Bright & Cheery To Chase Away the Winter Grey
The Stamping Boutique - #24 Die Cuts
House That Stamps Built - Scenic with snow
Eat Sleep Stamp - Sketch
Shelly's Images  - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio  - "We're going Dotty"
DRS Designs  - Snowman
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Designed2Delight Challenge

Today starts a new challenge over at Designed2Delight.  We want to see HEARTS!  The wonderful day celebrating love is coming around the corner.
I chose to use 2 images, which is just as easy to do with digital images as it is with regular stamps.  I just use MS Word to print my images, easy peasy.  I have 'Big Surprise Bear' and 'Love Ya Cupcake'
I kept the embellishments to a minimum in order to be able to send this card to Operation Write Home.  And since this card is destined for a service person, I did something a bit different to the interior.

I attached several sheets of notebook paper to the interior to provide plenty of writing space for the service person.  Its like a miniature notebook!

Might as well join in on some other challenges:
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Glitter (center of heart)
Paper Take Weekly - Die Cute Special
Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes 
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes  
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
MyGrafico - Love and Valentines 
I Brake For Challenges - clean and simple 
Pixie Dust Studio - "Put Your Heart into It!" 
Meljens Designs - SIO - Anything Goes 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - Embossing
Crafty Ann's - Lets Think Hot (hot pink)

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm back!

Boy, did I drop off the face of blog-land!  I took a couple of months off for my son's wedding and the holidays. Now that things have calmed down I think I can get back to card-making.  If I remember how to do it!!
Designed2Delight has a challenge starting today over at the blog. The challenge is winter flowers.

I'm not sure my flowers are "winter flowers", but I wanted to use this image of an owl called 'Lovely Day' and these ribbon flowers seem to go well. I made the ribbon flowers by twisting ribbon a round and around. Fun!

I used Prismacolor pencils on the owl and chose not to blend with OMS.I was trying for a feather-like look.  (failed) Guess I'm out of practice!

Challenges I'm entering:
Stamp-N-Doodle - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - #67 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #70 birds 
House of Gilli - Anything Goes 
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes  
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma's Store - Anything Goes 
Catch the Bug -  Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by, and I will be posting more regularly in the future.