Dec 27, 2015

POD - happiest

Hi there, sorry for the lack of posts for the last 2 weeks as I have been holidaying in Thailand and had a few Internet conection hic-cups.
I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas.
I'm still in the Christmas mode and these trio of Santas designed by Stacey Yacula for..
 Purple Onions Designs
are just way to cute not to share with you.
Coloured with my warm and cool greys with just a pop of blue on the hats.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 13, 2015

birthdays...

 Hi there, this is a fabulous digital image from the East Wind and coloured with my Copic Markers.
I really enjoyed colouring in all the folds on her clothes.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 9, 2015

POD - happy holidays

Hi there, this sweet image is from Purple Onions Designs.
I coloured the fawn with my Copic markers, fussy cut it out.
Background is water coloured and Heidi Swapp sprays.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 5, 2015

hurry, hurry to Purple Onion Designs


Hello there, only 2 days left for the sale over at  PURPLE ONION DESIGNS
All stamps will be 25% off.
 Today I used   SNOW,   Holiday Marquee Sentiment  and Snowy Trees
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Dec 1, 2015

you're awesome

Hi there, today's card is all about Mama Elephant. I was lucky enough to win this stamp set from being tagged on Instagram, it's just sooo cute.
This stamp is called skater kids , coloured them with my copics and fussy cut them out. 
The background is also Mama Elephant called brush strokes and stamped using MFT colorbox inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 27, 2015

Black Friday Sale at Purple Onion Designs...

 Hello there, starting today Friday 27/11  PURPLE ONION DESIGNS  is having a Black Friday Sale.. The sale will run until 12/6/15 - All stamps will be 25% off.
If you love these stamps now is a great time to grab yourself some fabulous stamps...
  My card today features the super, super cute Fawn from the latest release from Stacey Yacula..
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 19, 2015

MFT Day 2 - Guest Designer

Hi there, its day 2 for me and the last day of being Guest Designer For My Favourite Things Stamps.
I had a fabulous time creating these cards and would like to give a BIG, BIG, BIG thanks to MFT for having me.. its been really great!
Again I made 3 cards and have included the details for you..
 
 
I used Pure Innocence Season’s Tweetings stamp set for this card.
 I stamped her and the bird onto blending card with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and coloured with my Copics. The background was made by blending Summer Splash Premium Dye Ink and then, using the Let it Snowflake Die-namics, I die cut into the card and then finished with the Pierced Rectangle STAX. The sweet little girl and bird were then glued down. The sentiment was stamped on vellum.
Handmade card from Debra James featuring Pure Innocence Season's Tweetings
 
 
For my next card below I drew a Christmas Tree triangle shape with a lead pencil onto white card stock and then using Limelight, Summer Splash, Peach Bellini, Kraft, and Cotton Candy Premium Dye Inks, I stamped the sentiments and extras from Winter Wonderland and Trim the Tree. It did take a bit of masking and arranging of the sentiments to create a good fit.
Handmade card from Debra James featuring Winter Wonderland and Lisa Johnson Designs Trim the Tree
 
 
For this my  final card, I used the Cool Cup Die-namics, Pinstripe Background, Fall Florals, Stay Cool, and a heart from the Flamingos Die-namics.
 I die cut 2 cups from water colour card stock. I coloured one of them  with pink and orange paint and stamped images from the Fall Florals set with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I then trimmed it to add to the middle of my other die-cut cup. I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and die cut with the Radial Stitched Circle STAX.
Handmade card from Debra James featuring Laina Lamb Design's Cool Cup Die-namics

 
 

Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 18, 2015

MFT Guest Deisgner...

 
Hi there everyone.
I’m very happy and excited as I have the honour of being a Guest Designer for My Favourite Things. It’s no surprise to those who know me that I love all things MFT, especially going by my rather extensive collection of MFT stamps and Die-namics, and to get to share my card creations today using these fabulous products is a dream come true.
My cards today showcase a mix of older and newer release stamps and Die-namics.
 
Handmade card from Debra James featuring Winter Wonderland
 
My first card has been created using the Winter Wonderland stamp set and coordinating Die-namics, along with Pop-Up Holiday Greetings, Trim the Tree, and Homespun Stitch Lines. The houses have been stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto X-press It Blending card and coloured with Copic Markers. I stamped the ornaments and garland using various MFT Premium Dye Inks to match the colouring of the houses. I framed the card with paper from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet Paper Pack.
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Handmade card from Debra James featuring Winter Wonderland
 
For the next card, I again used the Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics along with the Pierced Rectangle STAX and balloons from Birthday Bears. I masked off the bottom of my card with a post-it note and then sponged on blue ink, added some splattered ink of the same colour, and flicked on some water droplets. I stamped my sentiment before die cutting the Pierced Rectangle at an angle on the card. I added some foam beneath to lift the die-cut piece off the base and give dimension. I then attached my house and the 11 Balloons.
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Handmade card from Debra James featuring Winter Wonderland
 
I wanted to create some ornaments for my next card. This was achieved by using the Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Arch STAX, Snow Drifts Die-namics, Blueprints 26, and a sentiment from Trim the Tree. I sponged Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink onto white card stock and splattered on some white paint to give the look of snow. Taking the inked card and using the Stitched Arch STAX, I cut 3 from this piece and an extra 6 pieces from white card stock. The 6 extra pieces were then die cut using the snowdrifts die. I then taped these together to form my ornaments. The images from Winter Wonderland were stamped and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder and positioned on the ornaments to create little scenes. The string and bow from the Blueprints 26 were cut from Silver Foil Card Stock and a silver heat embossed sentiment was added to the card
 
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 16, 2015

POD.seasons greetings...

 Hi, sharing a card using one of the newest release stamps designed by Stacey Yacula for
I coloured Fawn in copic markers and fussy cut her/ him out - stamped the  seasons greeting 5 times with black ink and used distress inks for the background 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 13, 2015

fabulous...

Hi today I'm sharing a card using a Kenny K image.. Such a great retro image.
Coloured with Copic markers. 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 7, 2015

uh oh...

Hi there... so those who have seen the movie "Inside Out" will know who this guy is. If you haven't seen the movie then his name is "FEAR"
 This is a free Digital image from colouring pages found on the net.. There is some fabulous characters and I will be sharing all the characters with you once coloured.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Nov 2, 2015

POD - something for you..

I used.... Ruby- Flying Owl and Willa
along with Heart Balloons and the Background Stamp- The Perfect Spot
Watercoloured with Zig Watercolour Pens.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 27, 2015

CASE(ing) Kelly Blog Hop...


 Hi there.. You should have arrived here today from the fabulous DAWN TURLEY for the..
  CASE(ing) Kelly Latevola  Blog Hop

Now you may not be aware but over on Kelly's Blog she does a CASE(ing) Genius posts.. This is were she asks/chooses someone (you) to participate by sending her 3 cards of your choice and a little blurb about yourself..  then she creates her own card by taking certain elements from each of the 3 cards you send to her.
So this time around a few!!! OK all of us that have been "cased" decided to have some fun and turn the tables around so to speak and case Kelly as a surprise...

 Below is the 3  I have chosen from Kelly's cards...
1st Card-   I love the head shot image Kelly did for this card.

2nd Card - I love the stencil background Kelly did on this card- it helps direct the eyes to the image.

and
 the 3rd Card - just love these beautiful coloured butterflies with the white dots..

So after taking some elements from  Kelly's cards above..

Here is my card below CASE(ing) Kelly..


 I was totally inspired by the 3rd card and the Butterflies with those beautiful, bright rainbow colours she used  and her use of a white gel pen to add those little white dots of pop....
 I used a Prima Stamp called Sharon to mimic the head shot image of her 1st card and the CAS style. On Kellys 2nd card she uses a stencil to give that soft look and take away the stark white background card and that's what I did on my card as well.

I coloured "Sharon with Copic Markers and the background is Distress Inks thru an MFT Grid Stencil.

I hope you like it Kelly...and as the sentiment says..
"I think your all sorts of wonderful"

Now of course you cant have a blog hop with out some fun prizes..
Leave a comment by 11:59 pm.Thursday, October 29th,
 along each stop in the hop to increase your chances of winning a prize from one of our Fabulous sponsors below..

Next in line for the blog hop is the super creative....DEEPTI MALIK


 ***if you have got a little lost along the way please go back to the start -  

Here is the complete list for you playing along with the blog hop..
Here is the complete  list of the wonderful sponsors:
Winners will be notified by email after October 29th.
A BIG Thanks and Well Done goes out to Marika and Nina for organising this fabulous Blog hop
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 26, 2015

Purple Onions Designs- New Collection..

 Hi there, today is the day of the New Collection of  stamps for
 winter/ holiday 2015Purple Onions Designs designed by the super talented Stacey Yacula.
Snowflake Grove is a collection of adorable critters, gnomes, houses and images to create the magical forest they play in.  
The stamps I used are ..Emmett & Emerson and Scripty Holiday Sentiments
I used my Copic markers to colour and an alphabet die.
 These stamps coordinate wonderfully with all the prior collections.  Let your imagination run wild as you mix and match all these darling stamps.
For a limited time the entire Snowflake Grove collection is available at a discounted price.  All 30 stamps are $100.00 until November 4, 2015. 
 You can purchase the complete set here.
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Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

gazing...

 Hi there , another gorgeous little witch image from A Day for Daisies
I love these images- they remind me of illustrations from very old picture story books.
Coloured with Copics and BG is Distress Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil..
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 19, 2015

friends...

 Hi there, a quick share- I just fell in love with this super cute little witch from over at A Day for Daisies Image..
I used my Copic markers to colour her in and Distress inks and the Tim Holts Bat stencil for the background.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 12, 2015

POD - Welcome Spring

Hi, I have another card today for you using stamps from..
Sunny Blooms and Hush ( butterfly)
I stamped Sunny Blooms and Hush onto watercolour paper in Versafine Black Ink and then embossed with clear powder.
The images were coloured with my Zig Clean Color Pens
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 11, 2015

POD- Seasons Greetings

Hi there, sharing another card with a stamp from..
   Purple Onion Designs 
called...
Snowman Pete
I stamped Pete and drew a border around him with a Copic friendly marker and using Black and the C family group of Copic markers coloured around the image first and then gave that area texture with a cloth and Blending a Solution.
I Splattered on some white paint for snow.
I then coloured Snowman Pete.
Sentiment is also from POD.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 9, 2015

POD - Toys..

 Hi, today's card is showing stamps from..  
 Purple Onion Designs 
called Toy Soldiers.
They are wonderful are they not.
I teamed them up with MFT London Skyline Die.
The soldiers are coloured with Copics and I created a background behind the skyline by sponging in Distress Inks.
Sentiment is also from Purple Onion Designs.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 8, 2015

lets chill....

 Hey there, these are one of those set of stamps that you just have to have as they are totally just  soooo cute.
This Penguin is from My Favourite Things.
I stamped the images - Penguin and Palm Tree in light ink so I could do some no line colouring Copic colouring.
Created a watercolour BG, Stitched on some clouds, added a sun and sentiment..
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Oct 3, 2015

beautiful day...

Hi there, this image is from Saturated Canary and isn't she fabulous.. I teamed her up with MFT Stamps and Dies  and created a water coloured background with Distress Inks.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 30, 2015

super excited....

Hi there... I am totally excited and overwhelmed and I have a HUGE smile on my face....
Recently I entered a competition ran by MFT and you may remember this card below I shared on my blog post a few days ago.. 
Well guess what..
I am a..
 
I am 1 of 10 lucky girls to have won and have their card chosen.
Thankyou so very much MFT for such a wonderful challenge and to all the other girls, A BIG CONGRATS..
POP on over HERE to see the other brilliant, inspiring winning cards.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 29, 2015

POD _ let the wind..

Hi there, you can find this umbrella from the stamp set.. The Daily Weather by Carolyn Draws.
I stamped the Umbrella several times on Watercolour Paper and coloured them with my Zig Clean Colour Pens.
I stamped the sentiment on black card and embossed it with white and placed this on an angle on my card.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 23, 2015

Bonjour..

 Hi, another gorgeous image today from the Paper Shelter. I used one of the building stamps from Tim Holtz for my background and the stones that the gorgeous girl has under her chair is an old, old stamp I have had for ages so I can't remember where it came from sorry...
I coloured the background with only a light colouring of Copics as I wanted the girl to be the focus of me card.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 21, 2015

Uh oh....

 Hello there...This image is from The Paper Shelter and isn't this parrot the best...
Another CAS card letting the image take centre stage.
Coloured with Copic Markers.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 19, 2015

cool....

Hi there, today's card is all about those cute lil Penguins from MFT.
I coloured the penguin with copics and added a little white gel pen..
I then gave the penguin a snorkel and goggles from Impression Obsession Die, created  a watercolour background that was then glued onto my base card that I did using memento ink pads and stamps from Papertrey Ink. 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 15, 2015

Saturated Canary

Hi. Today's image is from Saturated Canary and coloured with Copics. Added a little washi tape and a clock stamp but otherwise keeping with CAS style of cards. 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 14, 2015

I have been {CASE}ed....

 
Hi there, todays post is a little different as not so long ago I was asked by the very talented..
 Kelly Latevola -  You and Your Big Dreams ......
 if I would be a part of a feature blog post where every week she publishes her unique {CASE}ing Genius  series where she showcases different card artists she likes.
 This week it is little old me that Kelly is {CASE}ing for her latest feature blog post...
 It is a HUGE, HEGE compliment and I am very appreciative that I was asked by Kelly to participate.
How it works is... we are asked a few basic easy questions and  we send her any 3 of our cards so she can CASE them into one brilliant card of her own.
Now if you have not seen Kelly's work then you really are missing out, she is one extremelly talented lady...
  You must check out her BLOG and her Instagram account.
  I'm so excited to see what she has created .. so I'm off to her Blog now to look...
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 10, 2015

Aloha....


Hi there, sharing another card I had fun creating for the MY Favourite Things Card Design Superstar Challenge which is currently on the MFT blog until Sept 18th...
 I used quite a few of the MFT stamps and Dies colouring with both Copics and Distress Inks.
Balloon String stamp for the Background,  Flamingos Die, Palm Trees are from Tiki Party, Rug/ Blanket ( fussy cut off the Penguin) and Drink is from Penguins in Paradise and Sentiment is from Polynesian Paradise.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 9, 2015

hang loose....




Hi there, so when I received this stamp set called Polynesian Paradise from MFT she just called out to me that she need a surfboard... Ok so after going thru my reasonably vast collection!!! of MFT Stamps and Dies and not finding what I needed I thought to make my own..
 I used Stitched Speech Bubble Edges Dies to create my own! What do you think?

I coloured the cute girl with Copic's  and the background is called Balloon String,  also from MFT, embossed and coloured with Distress Inks.
Over at the MFT Blog there is a Superstar Challenge that runs until Sept 18th so I'm entering my card.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Sep 3, 2015

hello....

 
Hi there, I have had a bit of spare time so I played along with the challenge over at..
 Poppy Stamps Challenge- #12...the theme being Autumm Splendour.
I die cut the Gentle Leaf Die into Watercolour Paper, coloured the leaves with Peerless Watercolours and then inlaid them back into the card.
 I die cut the word Hello from Gold Foil Card.
 
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Aug 28, 2015

POD - i love you...

 Hi there, just popping in today to give you a friendly reminder that the Fabulous Sale of 25%  off all stamps storewide at Purple Onion Designs ends tomorrow night... You really don't want to miss this great opportunity to get those stamps you have had your eye on for a while..
I created a spotlight card using the cute lil Ladybug stamp from Stephanie Ackerman called
Love Bugs  and the Bloom Stamp from Stacey Yacula.
The sentiment is also fro a Purple Onion.
Pop on over HERE.. to see all the stamps.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Aug 22, 2015

POD - merry and bright

 Hi there, isn't this just the cutest stamp designed by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs..I know I'm early for Xmas cards but, I couldn't resist colouring up the Snowman.
Don't forget that you still have a few days left to get 25% off all stamps- store wide at Purple Onion Designs.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx

Aug 14, 2015

POD - Anniversary Sale....

Purple Onion Designs is having an Anniversary Sale, woohooo...
If you have had your eye on some of these gorgeous stamps now is the time to grab them at 25% off..
 
 I used MIDNIGHT Halloween kitty and for the background I used the leaf from DOODLE FOLIAGE SET.
 I coloured  the leaves of which I stamped multiple times to create my background  and  coloured them  as well as Midnight with my Copic Markers.
 My sentiment was stamped onto vellum and run thru a scalloped border die.
 Purple Onion Designs' Anniversary Sale starts today and ends Friday, August 28, 2015.
For more inspiration using stamps from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog.
Thanks For Stopping By and Have Yourself a Great Day.xxx