Sunday, June 26, 2011

Its the 4th of July...

Time for some red, white and blue.
Wave the flag.

 The Creative Details:
Image: Stampendous Stamps
Colors: Copic Markers in strong red, sand, manganese blue, smoky blue
Embellishments: star rhinestones, banner (Jenni Bowlin),
star ribbon, bakers twine, stickles
Tools: Scalloped circle punch, mounting foam
The Challenges:
Bugaboo (red, white, blue and ribbon)
Card Makin Mamas (#23 red, white, blue)
Catered Crop (recipe)
Challenge up your Life (Use a circle)
Craft us Crazy (red, white, blue)
Cupcake Inspirations (#117 photo inspiration)
Fun at Fairy Knoll (summer)
Just us Girls (3-D & red, white, blue)
Ladybug Crafts (#37 use red)
Paper Play (stars and stripes)
Play Date Cafe (#87 photo inspirations)
Pennys Challenge (#56 red, white and blue)
Scrappy Frogs (use red)
Speedy the Cat (#61 sparkle)
The Stamping Boutique (no designer paper)
Stamptacular Sunday(stars and stripes)
Stamp Something (4th of July)

Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blooming Gift Set...

 Another PaperTrey Blog Hop!
This blog hop focuses on a color inspiration.
Graduated Colors.
Blended Together.
A Perfect Transformation!

My project is a hot pink gift bag set using dye inked flowers and coordinating buttons. A gift tag and an enclosure card complete this cute gift ensemble that anyone would love to receive.

Creative Details:
Image: PaperTrey Ink - Blooming Button Bits
Sentiment: PaperTrey Ink - Blooming Button Bits
Designer Paper: Basic Grey
Colors: Marvy Dye Inks in pink, yellow, red, lt. blue
Embellishments: Color coordinated buttons, ribbon, pearls
Tools: Scalloped border punch

Hope you like it -
Stay Warm Harted, Elizabeth

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cool Day Mice...

Oh My! Took my daughter to college orientation in the south
this week and boy were we hot!
 104 degrees all four days we were there. Whew!
I knew I had this "cool" stamp and the entire way home I worked
out the design in my head.
So here is a way for you to stay cool also!

The Creative Details:
Image: House Mouse Designs
Sentiment: House House Designs
Colors: Copic Markers in cool grey, sand, apricot, honey,
 napoli yellow, tea rose, cool shadow and  smokey blue
Inks: Adirondack: Denim blue
Embellishments: drinking straw, dew drops, scalloped border (Basic Grey),
flower soft, starfish stickers(Martha Stewart Crafts)
Techniques: Masking (for the clouds)

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine (#13 summer time)
Card Creations (beach theme)
Delightful Sketches (fun in the sun)
House Mouse (#98 summer)
Kaboodle Doodles (#72 food or drink)
One Stop Craft (#136 - use stickers)
Paper Crafting Journal (anything goes)
Papertake (here comes the sun)
Paper Shelter (#19 - fun in the sun)
Paper Variety (its summer)
Pixie Cottage (outdoor Fun)
Pollycraft (#98 Travel or holidays)
Scrap creations (animal or jungle theme)

Find a "mouse" friend,
Be Cool.
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Go Girl...

Go Girl & put the medal to the METAL this week at the Pile It On Challenge
 beginning Sunday June 19. The theme is Metal.

 I snuck into my husbands tools & supplies and added 
some hexagonal metal nuts to use on my racy card.
Then I made it all girly by using my favorite color combo of pink & green.

The Creative Details:
Image: Penny Black
Coloring: Copic Markers in blush, cashmere, lilac, mallow, sand
Embellishments: Metal nuts, dotted ribbon, metal flower, paper flower, gems
Tools: Scalloped punch
Technique: Paper piecing

The Challenges:
Aly's Sunday (all about kids)
Art Impression (#20 buttons, bows or both)
Charisma Cardz (#24 pink and green)
Crafts 4 Eternity (embellishment with an R")
Crafty Purple Frog (use your favorites)
My Mum's Craft Shop (spots)
Paper Cupcakes (pick 2)
Paper Shelter (punch or dies)
Poodles Parlour (anything goes)
Pollycraft Challenges (#97 ribbon and flowers)
Stamps R Us (1, 2, 3 recipe)
Top Tip Tuesday - (open challenge)
Stamp Something (use pretty paper)
Southern Girl Challenge (anything goes)
Use it Tuesday (dies or punches)
Whoopsi Daisy (free & easy)

Speeding off to another card project....Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Red, White and Bluebird

This sweet little bird is all decked out in red and white
to complement his blue feathers.
My favorite color combination!

The Creative Details:
Image: Pollycraft (digi)
Colors: Copic Markers in carmel, crimson, powder blue, honey, napoli yellow,
 new leaf, robins egg blue, sand, strong red, willow
Inks: Adrirondack dye ink in denim and caramel 
Embellishments: multi colored grosgrain ribbon, antiqued brass studs,
 paper flowers (Recollections), glittered flourishes (Making Memories)
Tools: Oval die cut, scalloped oval punch, border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine (anything goes)
Catered Crop (Follow the recipe)
Crafty Purple Frog (Favorite things)
Delighful Sketches  (anything goes)
Delicious Doodles (#30 things that flutter)
Meljens Designs (red, white, blue)
Paper Crafting Journey (our feathered friends)
Sew Many Challenges (#57 use a punch)
Simply Create (fly with us)
Stampin B's (#115 use a border punch)
Top Tip Tuesday (#38 open)

Hope you liked this colored themed bird.
Stay Warm Harted,

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

All About Dad...

All About Dad...
Check out this multi-faceted mallard card from Doodle Pantry Designs
 where I have just been named a Top Notch Artist.
The coloring was done with a variety of Copic Marker colors (same tone range) and then blended with a colorless blender. A little shimmer mist was also sprayed to give the ducks a iridescent look (difficult to discern on the photo)

The Creative Details
Coloring: Copic Markers in colorless blender, cashmere, cool shadow, 
 honey, leaf green, mauve shadow, verdigris
Embellishments: twine, dew drops, wave sticker (K&Co)

The Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge (F for father)
Crafty Anns Challenge (#42 - use more than one image)
Craft Challenge (#106 father's day)
Crazy 4 challenges (#91 masculine)
Cupcake Craft (#146 masculine)
Delicious Doodles (#29 father's day)
Fresh Brewed Designs (monthly challenge/guy thing)
Incy Wincy (Fathers day)
Ooh-la-la Creations (#82 fathers day)
One Stop Challenge (masculine card)
Mami Doodles (#28 male card)
My Time to Craft (use extra images)
Papertake Weekly (dads and lads)
Party Time Tuesday (#20 fathers day)
Paper Variety (male cards) 
Secret Crafter (male card)
Sentimental Sundays (#59 fathers day)
Sew Many Challenges (#56 - father's day)
Simply Create (#45 all about dad)
Speedy the Cat/Mark's Finest (fathers day) 
Spoonful of Sugar (#156 splish and splash)
Stamp Insanity (father's day)
Stamptacular Sunday (#115 dad or a grad)
Top Tip Tuesday (#38 open challenge)

Remember Your Dad on June 19
Stay Warm Harted,

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Read & Relax

Read and Relax with this
adorable stamp from Just Some Lines.
The theme this week at the Pile it On Challenge
(beginning Sunday June 12)
 is crooked angles.

 I am definitely a linear person so this took me out of my
 comfort zone which is a good thing.
 Best of all the sponsor this week is
Just Some Lines - trust me they have super-adorable digital stamps
(check out their dogs in hats).

The Creative Details:
Image: Just Some Lines (digital - Emo Reading)
Coloring: Copic Markers in blush, cashmere, leaf green, powder blue, sand
Sentiment: Computer generated
Embellishments: colored gems, pearls, tag, gingham ribbon
Tools: Large circle scalloped punch, dotted swiss embossing pad

The Challenges:
Bearly Mine (#12 anything goes)
Craft Your Passion (#61 anything goes)
Dutch Dare (3 papers/2 embellies/image
My Mums Challenge (Punch it)
Paper Take Weekly (anything goes)
Shabby Tea Room (Embossing)
Shellys (anything goes)
Stamp Something (punch it out)
Read and relax - my favorite past time!
Stay Warm Harted,

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage Dress

Vintage Dress..
Silken color...
Sensory Goodness

Creative Details:
Image: Paper Garden Projects (digi)
Coloring: Copic Markers in begonia pink, cool grey, leaf green, powder blue,
milky pink, sand, shadow pink, willow,
Embellishments: Pearl border trim (K&Co), pink rose trim (K&Co),
pearls, metal tag, velvet ribbon, vintage button set

The Challenges:
Catch the Bug (June - anything goes)
 Copic Creations (distress/tear)
Catered Crop (#14 - follow the recipe)
Creative Card Crew (for a diva)
One Stop Craft Challenge (#34 - texture)
Stamp Something - (use a digi)
Wee Memories (#59 anything goes)
Whoopsi Daisy (Lace and Ribbon)

Put on a pretty dress today!
Stay Warm Harted,

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Heaven...

What is better than a Summer Day?
Check out the Pile It On Challenge beginning Sunday June 5.
Its all about "Summer Heaven"
Special news: I'm now part of the Design Team at Pile it On!
Hope to see your creativity at Pile it On soon!

 The Creative Details:
Image: Sassy Cheryls (digi/girl), Darcies (Sun) & Hero Arts (sentiment)
Colors: Copic Markers in honey, sanguine, sand, cashmere,
 robins egg blue, blush, leaf green, cool grey
Embellishments: orange rhinestones, blue rick rack,
 grosgrain ribbon, orange dotted satin ribbon
Supplies: Mounting foam

 The Challenges:
ABC Challenge (Variety - 3 embellies)
Anita Be Stamping (#22 - layer it on)
Bee-Crafty  (#51 -Summer's here)
Charisma Cardz (#22 something that flies)
Cute Card Thursday (#167 - embellish it)
Crafty Catz (#85 circles)
Divas by Design (flowers)
DYSU (#22 - orange)
IncyWincy Designs (#96 - nature)
Flutterby Wednesdays (open - butterfly, fairy, angel)
Lady Bug Crafts (#30 - make your own embellies)
Paper Play (#22 - summer citrus splash)
Party Time Tuesday (#18 - anything goes)
Pennys Challenge  (#54 - here comes summer)
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge (#8 - things with wings)
My Time to Craft (#143 - funny/make you smile)
Sarah Hurley Challenges (summer)
Stamping with Fun (#113 - in the garden)
Top Tip Tuesday (#36 - ribbon)
Tuesday Throwdown  (#51 - make your own embellies)
Truly Scrumptious (#58 - summer sparkle)

Hope you are enjoying a little "Summer Heaven"
Stay Warm Harted,