Friday, August 16, 2019

Winnie - Partytime

Thanks for popping by as I have a super cute shaker card and video to share showing how I add my flowers to my cards.  

I've started by picking my papers again and this time I'm using the Bright and Beautiful 6" x 6" collection from Polkadoodles.  It's been ages since I did something in blues and greens and I should do it more often because I just love this combo!!  

Previously, I masked my image and then used the Great Outdoors 6" x 6" stencil, which is quickly becoming my favorite and oh my goodness I loved the end result!  This time I used distress inks for the clouds but ... maybe next time I'll use something different.  😉

The shape of the card is a file I've used on my Silhouette machine.  There are a number of tutorials for a step card online but I fear my measurement skills.  😂   I usually end up destroying a few lovely pieces of paper I could have hoarded in my stash.  ha ha ha ha!!

I created some hand made flowers from the Daisy Cluster Delicate dies by cutting them, spraying with water, crumpling them, letting air dry and then adhering the layers using my glue.

I chose a saying from the Sentimentals 6 x 6 paper pack and die cut it using the Posydoodles Basics Tags.  I cheated and placed the die (pic) closer to the other end so my sentiment wasn't as long as the die itself is.  

Here you can find digi Partytime Winnie or the pre-colored Partytime Winnie, whichever is best for you!  

I've used all my hand made flowers as well as some Wild Orchid Craft flowers to complete my bouquets.  Also added a gorgeous metal butterfly from my stash. 

And another pretty bouquet.  

As mentioned you can see my video here:


Thanks for coming by!!
Enjoy your week and keep it crafty! 💓


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E51, 53, 43, 57
YG03, 63, 67, G99
C3, 5, 7, 9

Monday, August 12, 2019

Gnome Matter What

I couldn't help but to buy this super cute set from Whimsy Stamps called "Gnome Matter What".  ha ha ha so cute!  It's chocked full of images so there is soooo much potential!  I don't have a ton to say but that it took me quite a long time to color - LOL - with my Prismacolors.  


Thanks for stopping by!

All my Prismacolor combo's:

Grass - Olive green, Kelly Green, Sap Green Light, Page Sage
Shirt and Shrooms -  Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Yellowed Orange
Hat, Shorts and Wagon - Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Snail - Dioxazine Purple Hue, Violet, Parma Violet, Lilac
Belt - Indanthrone Blue, Denim Blue, Periwinkle, Cloud Blue
Snail - Warm Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%, 10%
Sky - Black, French Grey 90%, 70%
Beard and Lantern - Cool Grey 90%, 70%, 50%, 30%

Friday, July 26, 2019


When it's time for me to create my card the first thing I always do is always pick my image.  The second thing?  My papers and OH what beautiful papers they are from Polkadoodles, "Winnie, Once Upon a Time"  At this point, I know what colors I'm going to use so that's when I pick my coloring medium.  This time I've chosen to use my copics.  Well....I think they were feeling somewhat neglected as I could hear their little cries of abandonment.  Oops!!  LOL!! 

After a few hours, she's finished!  I'm not the fastest colorist but I think it's because even after 10+ years of using them, I'm still not positive where my shadows go so for the most part, I just wing it. 😆  And picking my color combo's doesn't come naturally yet either so I have my trusty combo sheet right beside me.  I've decided to use this gorgeous Polkadoodles "Elegant Nest" die for her to sit atop. 

Next, I create my layers and a few extra's but I wasn't quite sure yet how they would all fit in.  When I start a card I have no idea what it's going to look like when it's done so it's very much a pleasant surprise.  LOL!   They just kind of magically come together!  Are yours like that too? 

Now here I've kind of planned on where I was going to place all of my layers.  It's a rather simple layout but I wanted the image and papers to come through.  I don't usually use sentiments on the front of my cards but I just happened to have a great 6 x 6 "Sentiment Paper Pack" from Polkadoodles that consists of 24 sheets of 96 sentiments!!!  WOW!!  So I die cut one of them using the "Posydoodles Tags" (also from PD) then cut a 2nd piece out of the design paper to layer underneath my sentiment.

Now here is when the really fun stuff comes in!!  EMBELLISHMENTS!!  I normally grab a handful of things I think I might use and end up using half of those and then another half I grab from my stash, or as I like to call it, "collection!"  hee hee   Seam binding or lace, always always flowers, sometimes chipboard, die cuts and gems!!  I always tell my husband if I were a fish I'd be never make it to old age.  The hook would come down all flashy like and OMG THERE'S SOME BLING!!! GULP!  Gone......yup.

It probably takes me a minimum of 2 hours to finish this part of the card after 2 hours of coloring so I'm kind of a slow crafter but I enjoy every minute of it!!  VOILA!

And here's the sweet digi Winnie Fairytale Faraway.

I knew I wanted to use a butterfly from the Polkadoodles "Butterfly Trio" and I ended up going for the medium-sized one.  I popped on a Tim Holtz nib and rose to finish it off.  

And my last picture is just a share of my bouquet and a stunning gem I found in my stash, popped on top of a seam binding bow!

I hope you managed to stick through that as I think it's the longest post I've ever written but there have been a number of people asking me how I create my card.  My reply is normally "I don't know, it just happens"!  LOL! 

Enjoy your weekend and keep it crafty!  💓


R81, 83, 85, 89
YG93, 95, 97, 99
V01, 04, 06, 09
W3, 5, 7, 9
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R11, 20

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Hugs & Kisses

Hi there I'm back with another super cute Magnolia image from the Hugs & Kisses collection "Tulip Love Tilda".  I've paired her up with Maja Design's most recent paper collection "Denim and Girls".  Love it!!  

I've added my usual ton of embellishments so if you have any questions please let me know.  I didn't get as many photo's as usual but probably because it was a "just for fun" card. 

I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!


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B93, 95, 97, 99
W0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 100
R81, 83, 85, 89
E11, 13, 15, 18
E21, 25,29

Friday, July 12, 2019

Winnie - Hooray

Well I have some fun new news for you!!  Well ok maybe more for me but
(drumroll please)


I'm really looking forward to playing with all the new things and promoting Nikky's amazing store and amazing products!!  You know I've been a fan of hers for awhile now so I'm super thrilled to have a spot on her team.  Thanks Nikky!!  

Today is my first card but I'll be altering my format somewhat going forward.  I think it'll be fun for a change and I hope you like it.  You may even learn a little!!  😉

I've paired up Winnie - "Hooray" with Maja Design's gorgeous new papers "Denim and Girls".  As you can see here, under my image I've created a layer using Polkadoodles dies - "Fanciful Circles" and added a doily from my stash.  I love this set and will use it for many more cards as the sizing is nice and big and there are more pieces for variety!  

Under my image layer I have some gorgeous Laserowe Love chipboard flourish pieces.  I will bring a tutorial to you in a future post showing how to use the shimmer Versamark and then heat the Ranger UltraThick embossing enamel (clear).  I heated it only halfway so it looks rather like raindrops.  Very cool look but a little hard to photograph.  LOL!

On the left edge of my card I've added a Scrapman border die, Laswerowe Love chipboard embossed flowers, then popped on some Wild Orchid leaves and roses to top it off.   I had some wooden butterfly embellishments in my stash so I painted one with gesso then adhered a couple of pearls to the center.  

I've colored this little sweetie using my Prismacolor pencil crayons and listed all colors below my image.  That peach color was a challenge but matches perfectly with the Maja peach on their new papers and I'm sure you'll find some Polkadoodles papers such as "Just Smile" or "Butterfly Daisy" to match as well.


Shirt - Beige, Pumpkin Orange, Mineral Orange, Terra Cotta
Pants - Sky Blue Light, Blue Slate, Mediterranean Blue, Denim Blue
Sky - Sky Blue Light, Powder Blue, Periwinkle
Tree, Bushes and Grass - Pale Sage, Sap Green Light, Kelly Green, Olive Green
Pavement - Cool Grey 10%, 20%, 30%, 50%, 70%
Hair - Sand, Burnt Ochre, Light Umber, Chocolate
Tree - Ginger root, Chocolate, Light Umber, Dark Umber

I hope you've enjoyed my first post to Polkadoodles and continue to stay tune for more inspiration!

I'd like to join in on the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Ally's Angels - Anything Goes

Keep it crafty! 💓

Friday, June 28, 2019

Mister Tom's Treasures

Good day! 

I don't have a lot to say about this one but it's a card I made for my dad's bday back in February.  I love these papers from Pion called "Mister Tom's Treasures".  It's always nice when a company dedicates the occasional collection to men.  I've been using this for a few years now and YAY ME I still have some left!  LOL!

I hope I've helped with some inspiration as men's cards are always tough for us!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Hugs and Kisses!

Good day!!  I'm super excited to be sharing this little beauty today!! 

Here is Selfie Tilda from the Hugs and Kisses collection, who I've framed in a chipboard piece from Laserowe Love "Oval Floral Frames" and they come in a set of 2.  With this chipboard, I added Diamond stickles over the whole frame.  You should see it in real life.  It's soooo sparkly and pretty!!  

Since Tilda is holding a phone, I thought I would try to make a cell phone look like it's texting with someone.  I'm still on the fence about how it turned out but the idea was fun.  LOL!!

I've used some shabby seam binding again in 2 places, added some pins and OH!!  The stitched heart chipboard covered with stickles is also from Laserowe Love.  I must say I think this might be one of my recent favorites!

Well thanks so much for stopping by
and have a great week!!




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B93, 95, 97, 99
E21, 25, 29
R81, 83, 85, 89

Monday, June 17, 2019

Ruby - Hey There

Good day!!!  This week I've decided to pair up a Polkadoodles image with these gorgeous LemonCraft papers "Grow Old With Me".  They are very vintage feeling and just stunning!!!   In the lower left you can see a super cute Laserowe Love chipboard fence, which I've colored brown with my copics and added a few flowers.  There is also a yellow pearl headed berry there as well as 2 more in my main bouquet.

I colored the image "Ruby - Hey There" with my Prismacolor's and listed the combo's below.  Not a color combination I use often so it was fun to play!

I punched 2 layers of this amazing Magnolia umbrella doohickey and layered a couple of Laserowe Love butterflies.  I colored both of the with my copics but stickled the top peach colored one and popped on a pearl center.  Again I've used a seam binding bow, which I can't seem to get enough of.  The store has quite a selection of colors so there's something for everyone!

Don't forget about our challenge this month of BLING or LACE!  I hope you can join us!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!


Face - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Light Peach, White
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Grass - Olive, Kelly Green, Sap Green Light, Pale Sage
Dress - Pale Vermillion, Peach, Light Peach
Dress - French Grey 30%, 20%, 10%
Hair - Black, Dark Brown, Chocolate, Light Umber, Ginger Root
Flower Centers - Burnt Ochre, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Jasmine

Saturday, June 15, 2019



I bought a package of pre-colored images from Polkadoodles called "Fuzzypuffs" (even the name is CUTE) and had fun with some quicker cards.  I didn't have to color and so that saved me about 8 hours!!  I am really liking this idea!  Maybe a little too much.  LOL!

A hedgehog - awwww!!!!

A writing mouse - hee hee!

A little teddy bear with flowers and mail.  Adorable!!!

I think I can see more of these in my future!!!  


Sunday, June 9, 2019

Penguin Ray

I love coloring penguins and this one was my favorite only because it meant something to me.   My stepdad has been going through chemo for mantel cell lymphoma but he's been through 5 treatments now and one more to go.  Things have subsided somewhat and now we just wait for the last treatment then I think a scan to see how things are.  Hopefully this has knocked him into remission.  It's what we're all thinking and trying to be positive about.  

This image is "Penguin Ray" from Whimsy Stamps created by Crissy Armstrong.  It couldn't have come at a better time.  💓

A close up of the copic coloring.  

To all those going through or been through this horrible disease, love to all!!




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E41, 42, 43, 44
W3, 5, 7, 9
C1, 3, 5
Y11, 15, 17, YR14, E15

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Angel Celeste

Welcome back to another monthly challenge for Magnolia-licious!!   This month we're doing an simple one:


Don't you like these easy ones?  I sure do!!  I love these new papers from LemonCraft "Sense and Sensibility".  There are these lovely blues in the pad as well as some gorgeous peaches.

This stunning Whimsy image is called "Angel Celeste" and is still available in the store.  I've colored her with my copics and added some white dimensional dots in a few places.  

Here is a pretty bouquet just because - hee hee!

I've added a seam binding bow and popped up this gorgeous heart shaped gem. 

And there you have it!  I hope you can join us this month!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Y02, 06, 17, 38, E15
E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
W1, 3, 5
E42, 43, 47, 49

Monday, May 20, 2019

Whimsy's Angel Nevaeh

Good day!!  If you are having a long weekend, I certainly hope you're enjoying it!!  This week I've paired up a Whimsy image called "Angel Nevaeh" with some gorgeous papers from LemonCraft called "Grow Old With Me".

I colored this cutie up using my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  Adorbs!!!
(All color combo's listed below)

Here I've used some chipboard from Laserowe Love "Floral Swirls", cut them in half and layered them under each of my bouquets.  I painted them using Adirondack's pearl acrylic paint dabber.

I've layered my burlap butterflies and added a little tiny vial of yellow glitter just for fun!

I hope you've enjoyed my make for this week!


Deco yellow, Canary yellow, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod
Skin - Chocolate, Burnt Ochre, Peach and Light Peach
Cheeks - Hot Pink, Deco Pink
Hair - Burnt Ochre, Goldenrod, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre
Stars - Deco yellow, Canary yellow, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Magnolia-licious Challenge

Good day and welcome back to another Magnolia-licious Challenge and this month it's:

Now, I HATE mine, it's topaz.  Is that really even a color?!!  Well awful it is but I tried!  I found some older Magnolia papers in my stash and started with something subtle.   I didn't overthink it too much, which is good because when I do, it's usually a mess!  LOL!!  

Again I've used this super cute image exclusive to Magnolia-licious and colored her up with Copics, all listed below.  

 I've added my usual pretties and a seam binding bow available in the store.

I added Laserlowe Love's "Set of Butterflies" but used Ranger's thick embossing powder to make them look a bit wet.  

There is my card for the monthly challenge this month.  I hope you can play along and if you don't like your birthstone, who's to prove that whatever one you do use isn't yours?  I'll never tell!!  

Thanks for stopping by!


Pants - BV20, 23, 25, 39 
Shirt - G21, 94, 99
Bow and Bottle - Y000, 11, 17, 38, E15
Hair - E21, 25, 29
Pancakes - E50, 51, 53 55
Syrup - E39, 35, 34, 33, 31, Y24
Slippers - W1, 3, 5, 7
Floor - E31, 33, 35, 37, 29