Young Love

There is still time to hop along the Make it Crafty blog hop and a chance to win over $200 worth of products including the newly released Secret Garden collection which has been released in digital and rubber! The hop finished Friday 24th and winners will be announced on Christmas! Click HERE to start! I made this card using Young Love from Mo Manning and backed it up with Lovers Pavilion from Make It Crafty.

Make it Crafty is opening up a new challenge blog called Make it Colourful and Zoe has put together an awesome team! I’m excited to work along side some very talented ladies and hopefully learn all their fabulous techniques! 😀 I am very excited so say… I’m a colour addict!

This is the Lover’s Pavilion from the Secrete Garden collection and a fun image to color! I used four different green combinations for the plants to give it more depth and I chose to make the pavilion resemble white stone.

Challenge: Papertake Weekly Challenge – Anything Goes
Challenge: Paper Sundaes – Challenge #49 (Cut it out)
Challenge: Crafts and Me – Challenge #20 (Anything Goes)
Main Stamp:
Young Love (MMS) and Lover’s Pavilion (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Kioshi (BG)
Copic Colors:
-pavilion: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G20, G21, G24, G28, G40, G82, G94, G99, YG93, YG95, YG99, R21, R24, R29, V12, V15, V17, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR12, YR16, YR18, C1, C3, B000, B0000, B02, E18, E19, E17, E15, E43, E44, E47, E49, T0, T2, T4
-couple: E3, E44, E47, E49, C00, C1, C3, C5, W8, W6, E000, E00, E11, E13, T2, T4, T6, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, B91, B93, B95, V91, V95, V99, G20, G21, G24, B02, B11, B12

Did you know? The December 2010 lunar eclipse occurred from 5:27 to 11:06 UTC on December 21, coinciding with the date of the December solstice. It was visible in its entirety as a total lunar eclipse in North and South America, Iceland and northern Scandinavia.
[December 2010 Lunar Eclipse,]

Angel with Kitty

You are in the middle of the best blog hop ever previewing the new Make it Crafty images from The Secret Garden Collection!! You should have arrive from the very talented ANNIKA and if you haven’t then start at the beginning with Zoe. Plus I have a second card for the hop posted below so you don’t want to miss that.

This is my card featuring Stairway to Heaven and I paired it up with Angel with Kitty from Mo Manning. I made it for a special friend and it is also one of my favorites from the collection. I love how the colors turned out.

I am very excited about our very first blog hop! As you know, today we are revealing some gorgeous new images with lots of prizes along the way! The hop will end Friday 24th so be sure to get your comments in before then. Here’s a great view of Stairway to Heaven before it was placed on the card.

Your next stop is HERE and is actually a second card of mine, after that, you can head on over to Beccy’s blog. But before you go, don’t forget to collect your hidden puzzle piece below! ;D

DT Blog Hop: Make it Crafty – The Secrete Garden Collection
Challenge: Crafty Creations – Challenge #99 (Angels)
Challenge: Some Odd Girl – Bling Time Two (Stickles & Beaded Silver Pin)
Main Stamp:
Stairway to Heaven (MiC) & Angel with Kitty (MM)
Patterned Paper: Linen Closet (DCWV)
Copic Colors:
-girl: E000, E00, E11, R12, R22, E42, E43, E44, E47
-clothes: C1, C3, E50, E51, E53, E55
-hill: E41, E42, E43, E44, G20, G21, G24, G28, C3, C5
-sky/clouds: 0, C1, C3, C5, BG10, BG11, BG13
-gate: Y32, Y35, YG93, YG97
-birds: B91, B95, B99
-kitty: E11, E13, E15, E17, E18

Did you know? A puzzle is a problem or enigma that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution. Puzzles are often contrived as a form of entertainment, but they can also stem from serious mathematical or logistical problems — in such cases, their successful resolution can be a significant contribution to mathematical research.

The first jigsaw puzzle was created around 1760, when John Spilsbury, a British engraver and mapmaker, mounted a map on a sheet of wood that he then sawed around each individual country. Spilsbury used the product to aid in teaching geography. After catching on with the wider public, this remained the primary use of jigsaw puzzles until about 1820.

Jill is Two

I made this card using Jill is Two by Mo Manning. I used the wrong ink to stamp with so I couldn’t color with Copic Markers. So instead I used some watercolor crayons, without the water of course. I also created this card for the Lollipop Crafts challenge that I’m hosting this month. I love this little tyke!

Lollipop Crafts – Challenge #6
Main Stamp: Jill is Two (MM)
Patterned Paper: Imaginary Friends Monster Mash (My Little Shoebox)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Big Scalloped Rectangle
Copic Colors: (none)

Did you know? United States currency notes now in production bear the following portraits: George Washington on the $1 bill, Thomas Jefferson on the $2 bill, Abraham Lincoln on the $5 bill, Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Ulysses S. Grant on the $50 bill, and Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill.
[Portraits & Designs FAQ – U.S. Treasury]