A Magical Unicorn from Bugaboo

Hello & good day to you, my friends. I have another card using a digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps to show you today. 

Unicorn card using Bugaboo Stamps

While I was browsing through Bugaboo store for a golf image for this card, I ran across this adorable Unicorn Digital Stamp. It accidentally fell into my basket & I felt it just rude not to go through with the purchase. 😉

I printed out the image three times on Neenah Desert Sand paper, so that I could create a 3D paper pieced image. I love this style of crafting, it adds such dimension to a card, while allowing me to keep the overall design simple.

3D paper pieced unicorn image

Image: Unicorn Digital Stamp (Bugaboo Stamps)
Unicorn: E50, E51, E53
Mane: R83, R85, R89
Horn & Hooves: Y17, Y26, Y28
Clouds: B000, B00, C0

A 60th Bugaboo Stamps Birthday

Long time no see!

It really has been quite awhile since I’ve created anything, let alone posted it up on the blog. If you subscribe to my RSS, you won’t see the change to the blog, but I have a new web host & a new look. A new logo is in the works as well. 😉 As of right now the blog is quite sparse, some of your old links might not work anymore as some posts are missing. Well…they aren’t missing per se, but the images are & so I un-published them for the time being. I’m working hard on getting all the images uploaded & a new gallery as well. 

It feels good to be back in the crafting world again. 

I have taken a long sabbatical from coloring & card making but the itch has me again. Now that the LO is in daycare & I’m back to work I NEED my creative outlet. Plus, I have felt bad not having a stash of birthday cards for family, which leads us today’s card.

I posted this already on my Facebook page, but now you get the full deets. 

The Card

A 60th Birthday card

Per a request from the MIL, I quickly colored up Gus from Bugaboo Stamps & made this card for a family friend who turned 60. The sentiment is just hilarious!

Copics Used

Image: Gus from Bugaboo Stamps

Skin: E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair: C0, C1
Hat/Vest: YG93, YG95, YG97
Pants: E50, E51, E53, E33, E35
Hills: G14, G05, G16, G17
Bush: YG93, YG95, YG97
Flags: Y13, Y15, Y17

Until next time!

I’ll be posting as much as I can with excitement, let me tell you. I’m just so happy to have the time & energy to start crafting again. You might even see some other crafting things I’ve been up to as well. 😉

Pop it Up in March

Heya friends! I’m here again with a new creation. It is for the March Challenge up on Some Odd Girl.

I finally got to coloring up one of the new Hipster Cats from January! This is Coffee Cat, who is just adorable.

Image: Coffee Cat (Some Odd Girl)
Copics Used:
Cat: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, R20
Hat/Skirt: E33, E35, E37
Hair: B04, B05, B97
Shirt/Tights: Y13, Y15, Y17
Cardigan/Tights: R81, R83
Coffee: C0, C1, E55, E57

Continuing with my flat themed cards, this one is popped up in order to fit the March Challenge. 🙂 Still, I had a lot of fun coming up with what to do, and what paper to use!

February Some Odd Girl Release Review

Hey everyone! One new thing that we are doing at Some Odd Girl is our Some Odd Girl Release Review, where at the end of every month we get to look back on the projects made with that month’s new digis. 🙂 It is a great idea & I love it.

Here you have two of my own projects, one being new and the other is from the Valentine’s Hop.

My new creation is using the awesome new SOG character, Dakota. This is one tough cookie! Even with that being said, she still knows how to take it easy and just be.

Image: Lounging Dakota
Copic Markers used:
Skin: E11, E13, E15, E19
Hair: C3, B28, C5, C7
Shirt: R81, R83
Pants: C3, C5, C7

I’m sticking with my flat cards, but have switched over to an A6 size. This is a bit easier for me to print out images for a next-to-full sized card base. I love concentrating on just coloring the images and accenting with a patterned paper and border. 🙂

A little refresher from the V-day’s hop – Swoon Dakota! She is just a fabulous, versatile character and I can’t wait to see more of her.

There were quite a number of new images in February, so make sure to stop by the Blog for our Some Odd Girl Release Review to see examples from the Design Team! Or…you could just hop over to the store and pick yourself up some NEW digis!

 

Tea pot friendship has its perks

Hey everyone! I was up on the Some Odd Girl blog yesterday with our February Challenge reminder. I created this little sequin studded card using Tea Pot digi stamp!

I’m a fan of all coffee/tea related and since having Miss E, I finally understand the NEED for the brown stuff, so when Kristy made up Tea Pot I was thrilled! It also let me try to get my metal coloring on – this is a hard technique I tell ya.

Copics used:
R24, R27, R29, R59, R89
C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

While I didn’t use too many Copics I felt that extra R59 in the reds made a huge difference on that Tea Pot. I was lucky enough that my need-to-be-replaced Cool Greys actually added a bit the effect I was after on the stainless steel.

I LOVE shaker cards! They are just so much fun and create a super-flat card, which keeps the postage down. 😀 It doesn’t hurt that I love sequins, and for our Feb Challenge I even whipped out some red heart shaped sequins and even a pearl heart!

For those who love challenges, Some Odd Girl has brought back our challenges to the Some Odd Girl Blog. They are now monthly long challenges with the theme “Anything ODD Goes”. There will be a twist to each challenge though, so keep an eye out. I’m sure you figured out this month’s. 😉

Fairy Bear on Kraft

Hello, hello! I’m over on the Make it Crafty blog again this Wednesday featuring a card with the cutie Fairy Bear!

Fairy Bear Card

I worked some magic with Copics and some kraft cardstock. Usually I leave the pencils for kraft, but I wanted to get some Copic coloring done so challenged myself a bit. The biggest difference between the white and kraft is that the kraft is more fibrous and thus soaks up the copics differently. Once you have that in mind, you can begin working!

My Copic Color Choices:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R22
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Sweater: R24, R27, R29, R59, R89, G05, G16, G17
Pants: BV20, BV23, BV25
Wings: B00, B02
Bear: E31, E33, E35, E37, Y13, Y17, Y28

I found myself using an extra light hand while coloring Fairy Bear on kraft, which is good! I have a heavy hand so the kraft helped me to lighten up. I’m almost out of kraft cardstock, but until then I think I’ll continue practicing. 😉

I also tried a different approach on coloring the light natural chipboard pieces. I used my White Wink of Stella, which I have to admit I don’t use often at all. I wasn’t sure if the chipboard pieces would actually show the white, but against the kraft they still pop – and have a little bling to them. 😀

Make it Crafty Products Used:
Fairy Bear Digi Stamp
Believe Brush Script Word Chipboard
Pretty Snowflake Chipboard Set

Some Odd Girl Movie Monday recap on a Wednesday

Hey hey everyone! I wanted to do a little recap on my own blog of a fab Some Odd Girl Movie Monday that was up on the inspiration blog this week. I’m so happy over how this project turned out using the Build a Snowman Clear Stamp Set.

3D Tree Ornament

So here is the end result, a magical 3D ornament with a little 3D paper piecing of one clear stamp! Make sure you hop over to the Some Odd Girl Movie Monday post or our YouTube channel to take a look on how I put this project together.

Here’s another view!

Neve Warm Winter Wishes

Wow, it is December already! I’ve been on the Make it Crafty blog for a month already – only one more month to go. *cry* I’m still so lucky to be able to play with the wonderful images like Neve in this card I posted on the MIC blog yesterday.

Warm Winter Wishes Card

Warm Winter Wishes Card

I stayed with my ever favorite layout, with the addition that I first placed Neve so she and the snowman would hit the lowest point. It left plenty of space for the awesome MIC digital sentiment!

Neve Digital Image

Neve Digital Image

Image: Neve Digital Stamp (Make It Crafty)
Color Copics used:

Skin: E000, E50, E53, R20
Hair: YR20, E53, E55
Dress/Bow: R81, R83, R85, R89
Hat/Scarf: E50, E51, E53
Jacket: BV20, BV23, BV25
Shoes: C5, C7, C9
Snowman scarf/hat: B000, B00, B02, E50, E51
Snowman: C0, C1, C5, C7, YR02, YR06
Shadows: BV20, BV23
Background: V000, B000, C0, C1

I did try a full-Copic background here, just in the lighter colors V000 and B000. I’m working up to trying it in the darker shades, but first I need to make sure my markers are cleaned and well juiced up before I try it. 😀 While I’m not totally in love with the background, that isn’t the focus of the card – Neve and the sentiment are, so I’m satisfied with how the card turned out. 😀

 

Matilda Celebrates with Make it Crafty

Hey all! I’m over on the Make it Crafty blog again today with a gorgeous new make using Matilda Celebrates! These new Make it Crafty images are just fantastic!

http://www.makeitcrafty.com/store-blog/cas-inspiration/matilda-celebrates-with-some-coloring-tricks

I had a heck of a time coloring up this beauty, so if you hop over to the blog post you will see some tricks that I pull out when things just aren’t going to plan. 🙂 Very rarely can I not salvage a colored image or card using these tricks so they are good to keep in the back of your mind.

Matilda Celebrates Digital Stamp
My Copic Choices:
Skin: E000, E21, E13, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Dress: R24, R27, R29, R59
Boa: C5, C7, C9
Pencils used: Carmine Red, Dark Red, Brown
Also: Clear Star Gel Pen & Wink of Stella Clear

I hope everyone stays safe this Thanksgiving weekend and don’t go cray-cray over the Black Friday Deals. I shudder to remember what it was like working at Walmart on Thanksgiving. So.Not.Pretty.

Batty Baxter and the MIC Galaxy

Hello friends. I was up on the Make it Crafty blog yesterday with this lovely card, so today it is here for you all to see. It is a lovely card using the Batty Baxter digital stamp, Scribble Star Chipboard Frame and “Believe” chipboard word. I just love the chippies!

Batty Baxter Card

I created the galaxy, which is my latest obsession, using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. It was so easy! At first I was suspect to how it would turn out, but dang it came out amazing, if I don’t say so myself. The white stars are droplets of white paint.

The Scribble Circle Stars Frame is painted a silvery metallic. I think it gives a nice backdrop to Batty Baxter. To finish it off I colored up the chippy “Believe” in cordinating copic colors and then slathered it with Wink of Stella. 😀

Batty Baxter Image

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E000, E21, E11, R20
Hair: B05, B28, B97
Blacks: C5, C7, C9
White shirt: C0, C1, C3
Purples: V04, V06, V09
Chipboard “Believe”: V06, V09, B28, B99

And here is a closeup of the  “Believe” chipboard. I really love these chipboard words from Make it Crafty. They add some wonderful dimension to the card and are a great deal pricewise!

Believe Chipboard Word