Naughty Puppies

I haven’t added anything in my ATC journal for a while but I grabbed it off the shelf and did a quick page using Naughty Puppies from Whimsy Stamps. I also used the Basic Stitched Oval Dies set from Whimsy Stamps. I like making these pages because I can rip one out and send it in a package or use it as a bookmark. They’re great for swaps at craft events too!

These are the Copic markers I used on Naughty Puppies:
C0, 1, 2, 4
Y32, YR30, 31, 24
YG21, 63
W6, 8, BV23
E29, 30, 31, 35

This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Swings ‘n Slides Snuggles

We’ve had some unusual weather this week and, to my kids’ delight, had a couple extra days of no school!  So we’ve been lounging around in our PJs and kicking back.  That has inspired me to share this ATC Journal card I created – the image is Swings ‘n Slides Snuggles from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I colored this one using Prismacolor Pencils. I didn’t have any papers to help me coordinate the colors so I’m not so sure of what I came up with.  That’s gotta happen every once in a while, I suppose!  Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy it and thanks for visiting.

Birthday Daisies

Gorgeous Flowers Blooming just for you!  Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful time over the holidays and wish you an amazing 2015!

You should have arrived here from the incredible ZOE!
But if you get lost you can start at the beginning HERE.

 
Today we are excited to be sharing a new release of beautifully illustrated flower stamps from Make it Crafty. They are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions. These gorgeous new flowers are available in both digital and rubber and the rubber stamps also come with a hand written sentiment, which of course you could use between all the different flowers.

For my project I’ve used Birthday Daisies and created a page in my trading card journal.  I first started with distress inks and tried to go for a watercolor look.  However since my watercolor skills are about as good as my karate skills it went about as well as I expected.  So I dragged out my Prismacolor pencils to save the image.

Your next stop on the hop is the talented KAY!  
But if you get lost you can find the complete hop at Make it Crafty HERE.
Good luck!

Skelekinz Pumpkin

Happy Halloween Eve to everyone out there and whether you celebrate Halloween or not perhaps this cutie with a pumpkin will be right down your favorite spooky alley!  I’ve used Skelekinz Pumpkin rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps on this project and created a page in my trading card journal.  This one has all my favorite embellishments lately including the spiders (from a mini punch), the wood sentiment and a bat charm (that I clipped off the loop).  Scruff up the edges and add some doodles and it’s complete!  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoy this bit of inspiration.

Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag – Switzerland

The challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges this round is about making your project small, as small as an artist trading card (ATC) or even smaller.  This is the perfect opportunity to pull out my ATC Journal!  For this project I’ve used Fancy Sunbonnet Patriotic Flag (with a blank flag) and the new Marine Creek Door Metal Die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

The flag on this image is actually blank and can be colored any way.  I’m going to be fortunate enough to go to Switzerland this year so I’ve gone for the red and white.  😀  Behind her is the new metal die door at LMMS which can be configured several ways.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you’ll play along with us this challenge!

Swings ‘n Slides Little Miss Christmas

Here’s another page I’ve added to my ATC Journal book, this time using Swings ‘n Slides Little Miss Christmas in a Christmas theme, of course.  This is a rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

The image was colored using Copic markers then cut out and popped on the project.  The papers in the background are from a Christmas themed stack and I was lukcy enough to have some ribbon to match.  I think ribbon was very “IN” a while ago because I seem to have a huge quantity!  LOL  Now I hardly use it so it feels good to use some of my stash once in a while.  😀

The rest of the page was decorated with a paper doily (thank you Faye!), some metal snowflakes and a few chipboard corners (from Make it Crafty).  Lastly, I tied a little piece of string at the top of the ribbon to keep all those layers together.  I wasn’t sure if the layers of ribbon would show up in the picture but it turned out ok.  😀  I hope you enjoy this project and thanks for coming by to check it out!

Tress Joyful

It’s another fun challenge at Make it Colourful and I’ve created this project as inspiration.  I’ve used Tress Joyful from Make it Crafty (and available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps in rubber) along with the Happy Tabs Sentiment set (which comes with chipboard accessories as a bonus!) 

The EASY challenge is to color shades of Blonde Hair and I used the Copic colors YR23, 31, 30, E53, 51 and E23.  The HARD challenge is to color folds in clothing and Zoe’s new tutorial is perfect to get your started!

Chelsea Hugging Legs

Welcome to the Make it Crafty Sitting Pretty Blog Hop…

YOU SHOULD HAVE ARRIVED FROM THE JAZZY JANICE

sitting-pretty-hop-badge

We’re showcasing the gorgeous, new, Sitting Girls and we’ll help you on your way into the sparkly, flashy, new Make it Crafty Store too. You’ll find the new Store to be much more user friendly. Plus, there’s a fab Gallery Feature attached to your account, so you can upload your own Make it Crafty projects, and like and comment on the other cards you see. 

To celebrate the opening of the new Store, we have up to 25% off products across the Store. No code needed. This offer runs until Sunday 22 June.
What’s a Blog Hop without prizes?
Leave a comment in The Store Gallery for a chance to win the entire Sitting Girls Collection, or one of two $10 Gift Certificates. More comments = More chances of winning.

Each of the ten Sitting Girls are hidden, plus Robbie the Sailor Boy, somewhere amongst all the stops of the Blog Hop. We’ll be randomly selecting a winner from all the comments left on the relevant Blog. You have until Sunday 22 June to get your comments where they need to be.

Make it Crafty isn’t sitting down on the job for this hop… well, actually maybe we are!  LOL  All these sitting poses it was hard to choose a favorite but I ended up using Chelsea Hugging Legs.  I colored her with purples and blues then placed her on page two of my ATC journal.

These are the Copic colors I used:
Clothes: T3, T1, V05, 06, 09, 12, 28, 99, B91, 93, 95, 97
Hair: T8, 6, 4, 2, 1
Skin: E34, 23, 000, 0000
Eyes: E49, 37, 23
Lips: E04, R02

UPDATE:  The random commenter on this post and the winner of this image is… 
Congratulations Stephanie Allen!!

Thanks so much for hopping by. 

YOUR NEXT STOP ON THE HOP IS THE ECSTATIC ERIN!  
(If you get lost, see the full Blog Hop on the Make it Crafty Store Blog.)

Lucy’s Broken Dolly

The challenge for Make it Colourful this month is combined with The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge blog which Make it Crafty is also sponsoring.   The part of the challenge I went for is “Something Girly” as well as “Pink and Brown” and the image I colored is Lucy’s Broken Dolly from Make it Crafty.  There are many “Zoe influences” on this card too – the lighter lines (not quite no-lines but getting closer LOL), the hair technique and the yellow glow in the background.  😀

I started a new ATC journal and Lucy is lucky enough to be on the first page!  I also used other fun things on here like the MiC chippie clock.  Then also some things from Faye too – the doily, buttons, and bird – thank you Faye!!  I’m excited to start the new journal so you’ll probably see more from me in the future.  😀

Make it Crafty Images:
(plus Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments too)
 
To see the post on the Make it Crafty page, click HERE to view post.

Toxic Teens Mac

Today’s challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges from Simply B Stamps is to create a project with a movie in mind… aka, create a project that represents a movie!  This one is always one of those challenges that I struggle with but once I get started and into the color part I can then (and only then) think of tons of movies that would work!  It’s like watching the movies in my mind as I pay close attention to the details in the images.  LOL

So for this project, it started out as a representation of Footloose… and it never failed, I was able to think of lots of other movies involving break dancing and even running that would fit.  The main secondary one that came to mind was anything to do with the Michael Jackson!

The images I used on this project are Toxic Teens Mac from Simply B Stamps and I combined him with some Urban Elements from Make it Crafty.  In the background I also used the upper part of the Eerie Fence from Make it crafty and colored in the moon.

Make sure you get a chance to steel a moment and visit the SCC Blog for more inspiration and a few movie reviews with their projects.  He he he.  Also, Simply B Stamps is having a sale right now that you don’t want to miss – you can get 12 digi stamps for $25!  Plus I think there are a few more bargains you can look out for.  Happy shopping!