Monday, May 28, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend - the weather was perfect here and I was able to get out in my garden a bit and take my dog for a couple of long walks and on Sunday I was able to spend some time in my craft room.  I made this card from an adorable Whimsy stamp.  This is actually not my stamp but a friend asked me to make a card using her stamp and so this is the result.  I had some paper in my stash paper drawer that worked out perfectly for this card.  I colored the image with my copic markers but unfortunately did not keep track of the colors - sometimes I am really good about that and remember and other times I just get so wrapped up in my coloring and completely forget.  I drew in the grass and flowers myself and I paper pieced the girl (her shirt and pants).  I used my sizzlit western die to cut out a couple of horseshoes and my cricuit machine for the stars.  I added some gingham ribbon and a couple of brads to finish off the card.  The sentiment is an older stamp and I am not sure where I got it from.  Hope your Monday is a good one and thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pretty as a Picture

Hello - I wanted to spend time in my garden today but it was raining for most of the day so I ended up in my craft room instead -darn - lol!!  I made this card using Tilda from the latest Magnolia release.  All the paper except for the white paper is from Bo Bunny Little Miss Collection - this paper reminds me of a flower garden - it is very pretty.  I paper pieced Tilda's jumpsuit from the same paper collection as well.  I used my Martha Stewart around the page punch for the background border - the circles are cut with nestability dies.  I added flowers and 4 pearls on the corners and that pretty much finished off the card.  I colored Tilda with copic markers.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit - back to work tomorrow - cannot believe the long weekend is already over!  At least it will be a short work week though so that is good.

Your stamping friend, Debbie.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Just Say "I Do"

Hello - hope you are having a wonderful weekend -here in B.C. we have a long weekend with Monday being Victoria Day - I am so glad to have the extra day.  Today I was able to spend time in my craft room and I made this wedding card,  The Tilda and Edwin image is from Magnolia.  The Arch Gate with Fence (I cut off the fence part) is from Tiddleybitz.  I painted the Arch with white acrylic paint and added sparkle to it.  I then added lots of jewels to the Arch to give it even more bling and sparkle.  I added some flowers, Martha Stewart hearts, lace border on bottom and I made a bow from some pink netted ribbon.  This card is made for our local scrapbooking store for which I help design cards for.  I colored the image with copic markers (list below)
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a great day!

Copic Markers Used:
Hair:  E31, E25, E50
Face: E11, E00, E000, R20, R85
Dress: RV10, RV000
Pants: C3, C2, C1, C0, W3
Shirt: C2 and Colorless Blender
Roses: R85, R20
Stem: G14

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hello Friend

Hello to all my stamping friends out there! I finally had a chance to ink up this absolutely adorable Whimsy stamp that I bought some time ago. I must say she is probably my most favorite stamp at the moment and so so fun to color!! I truly enjoyed the entire process of making this card. I used so many copic markers and I didn't keep track of them - sorry - I used my nestie scallop border punch for the background of the image and layered with various cardstock and design paper. I added some lace and flowers and that pretty much finished off the card. I am not sure which company the sentiment is from it was just loose in my drawer. I hope you have a wonderful day - we are having summer like weather these past few days and I am truly enjoying the warmth.

I entered this card in the Whimsy Challenge this week "Anything Goes" and also in the Papertake Weekly Challenge "In the Garden"

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Bon Appetit!

Hello - Happy Mother's Day - here in Canada we celebrate Mothers everywhere. I had a nice day - my son and his fiance had left on Friday so it is just my husband and myself - it was a beautiful sunny day here so we went for a nice walk with our dog and then I spent the afternoon in my craft room - perfect!! I made this card with my new Tilda. I had an old wooden stamp that was an apron so I stamped it out on design paper and layered it with dark brown cardstock. I stamped Bon Appetit from an old SU stamp set. The sentiment is a Whimsy stamp, the stars are a sizzix die cut and the fork and knife is also from another older stamp set. I added a Magnolia lady bug. The paper is some older Bo Bunny paper from my paper stash. Today was perfect barbeque weather so I was inspired to make this card. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by for a look.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Friday, May 4, 2012

Tilda colored in Distress Inks

Hello - for some reason I decided I wanted to learn how to color with distress inks. I always admire cards that are colored with distress inks and I thought it can't be that difficult to learn - wrong!! Actually it wasn't that bad but the hair took me many, many practice images to get it to how I was happy with it. There is a learning curve no doubt with the distress inks but I do love the look - it is a nice change from copic markers once in a while - I may be doing more of it in the future. This card was made with one of my favorite color combos - pink and green. I colored Tilda and cut her out and layered her on nestie circles and added a Marianne swirl, flowers and ribbon. I used my new Magnolia fence die cut which is kind of hard to see on this card (in the background). The sentiment is also a Magnolia stamp. Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful weekend. My son and his fiance are home for a week from Chicago so I am really looking forward to visiting with them.

Your stamping friend,