Monday, July 28, 2014

A Happy "Butterfly" Birthday card

Here's a lovely birthday card I created using one of the lovely butterfly images at Fitztown.

It's for the latest challenge at Fitztown - Challenge #46 - Step Cards

Here's a peek at the side view so you know how it's folded/standing:

I was very intimated by step cards not too long ago, but have come to love them.  I may make a little tutorial post on how to cut and score the base of the step cards so keep your eyes open for this coming soon.

I used this lovely image FAE 18 which can be found here.

I hope you'll give this challenge a try, and for some of you it truly will be a challenge; but one worth trying once you see the restuls. 

Flower Power is here...

Well it's time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion !  This week our theme is FLOWER POWER !!

I chose this cute image called "Spring Blossoms Bunch" from A Day for Daisies which can be found here.

This is such a versatile image.
You can make just about any occasion card with this image, and it's easy to colour too !!

I hope to see some of your wonderful floral creations this week at Craft Your Passion

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Inspiration at Fitztown

It's another Inspiration Friday at Fitztown.  Here's what I made to go along with this week's challenge

Challenge #45 - Browns.

I used this great masculine image SPORTS 9 which can be found here.

Who can't use more masculine cards in their stash, right? 

I used some burlap strips I had on hand, coloured the image with copics and chalked the water and sky.  The enamel buttons are made by melting Perler beads in the oven.  
They are a perfect addition to my card as they add texture/dimension without being too "girly".

I do hope you'll play along with us on this challenge. 
 It's pretty easy to use browns on just about any creation, especially a masculine card like this.  

A hockey Happy Birthday

I created this card for th latest challenge at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog 

We are sponsored by Dr. Digi
and I chose this great image Ice Hockey Hugh for my creation.  
We have several hockey playing nephews in our family so this card will come in handy for that !!

I hope you'll play along with us this week for a chance to win a prize.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas in July at Craft Your Passion

It's Christmas in July at Craft Your Passion.

Come along and play with us this week and get a head start on your Christmas cards.

Of course you just KNOW I had to choose a penguin image for my card.  
This week our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and my cute image can be found here.

I hope you'll pop over and play along with us !!

I hope you'll pop over to Craft Your Passion and play along.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Another fun colouring competition at Kit and Clowder

There's another colouring competition going on at Kit and Clowder.  This time we are sponsored by All Dressed up Stamps.  You can get this image FREE...yes, I said I hope you'll pop along and play along.  Just go to the Kit and Clowder Facebook page and share the post, visit the link and add your e-mail and the image will be sent to you ! I can't wait to see what you create.

Here's my coloured image...not turned into a card yet, but I think she's pretty cute and sure was fun to colour!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Christmas in July and a sale at Kith and Kin

It's Christmas in July time at Kith and Kin.

Here's what I created using this adorable digi Little Drummer Boy

I had fun colouring this little guy up and it was a change to be working on something Christmas-y in July !!

I hope you'll pop over and check out all the great images at Kith and Kin.

Check out the sale going on to celebrate the release of Rory the Runner while you're there

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Fairy nice clock !

I created this cute Fairy Clock for the latest challenge at Fitztown.

I bought a cute little clock at the dollar store and took it apart so I could put my own image on it.

It was pretty easy to pull apart by unscrewing the base.I
I pulled the arts off the centre part of the clock 
(I broke the 2nd hand by accident) 
and then I was able to colour my image, trace the circle shape 
using the glass as a template 
and then poked a hole where the hands go and I was done.  
I used little rhinestones for the numbers and chalked the background 
with blue and purple.
The wings are glittery but didn't photograph well.

I hope you'll play along this week with us at Fitztown.

Mr. Icecream says Happy Birthday...

It's Monday and time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion !

This week the challenge is #222 - Use Citrus Colours
I used this really cute image from Zap-Pow Designs called Mr. Icecream

I used Rock Candy Stickles on the icecream to make it look textured and sweet, but it sure didn't photograph really well !! 

I hope you'll pop over to CYP and create something Citrus-y for a chance to win a prize.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pink and Pearls...

Can't get much more GIRLY thank Pink and Pearls, can ya ?  And this image from A Day for Daisies is perfect for a little GIRLY card !!  It's called MOM's HAT and can be found here.

It's time for the next challenge at Brown Sugar Challenges - #102 - Pink and Pearls
I hope you'll pop over to check it out, and play along.

On another note, I've started a CLOTHING colouring class at Kit and Clowder...this image was coloured before I started the class, so come back and check for this image coloured again once I get some lessons under my belt!!

It's Friday and another Design Day for me at Fitztown

Can you guess the theme of this week's challenge at Fitztown?
If you guessed LOVE or Valentine's're wrong...

Challenge #43 - Pick a Holiday
I chose Valentine's Day (which isn't really a holiday, but it should be)

This week I had fun with the VALENTINE 13 image.

I created this shaped Valentine's Day card by printing the image fairly large and cutting it out.
Then I cut a back (inside) piece too and attached them together after
printing "Happy Valentine's Day" on the inside piece.
I also added some pearls to the heart to dress it up a little bit. 
Here's a look at it inside:

I am very pleased with how this turned out.  

I hope you'll play along with us for the current challenge here at Fitztown

Monday, July 7, 2014

A little boating fun on a warm summes day...

I had fun colouring this great Sassy Cheryl Image 

I coloured the water with blue and green chalk and created the clouds with blue chalk 
and a circle punched into cardstock as a template.

Copic Colours:
Kit and Clowder - Alyce's Skin Colours:  E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E13, E37
Red t-shirt:  R24, C3
Blue shirt and Hat:  B45, B95, R24
Boat: E23, E25
Oar E21
Ladybugs R24

You're a classic...

Well it's Monday and time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion.

I used this great image from QKR Stampede "Old Car" which can be found here.

I simply printed the image in colour (using Microsoft Word) by RIGHT CLICKING the image, select FORMAT PICTURE, then recolour !!  Easy-peasy and there you have a nice coloured image !!

I used my embossing folder to create the diamond plate background. 

I created another card in black and white:

and another using a very CAS design and some washi tape for an accent:

I hope you'll pop over to Craft Your Passion and play along this week.  
I'm sure you have an image or two in the Transport/Travel theme that you can use !!  
I look forward to seeing what you create!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Another fun competition at Kit and Clowder & Kraftin' Kimmies

Pop on over to Facebook and join the Kit and Clowder Facebook group (if you're not already a member) and also find this post, LIKE it and comment then pop over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Facebook page and LIKE it too and make a comment (in both place)s for a chance to win!!

I have some wonderful and exciting news to share with you...

Awhile back, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog had a Guest Design Team Call.  
I applied and was ACCEPTED 
(insert excited SQUEAL here).
Krafty Guest Spot Winners

How exciting is this??  I'm soooo very excited as I've been a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps fan for a very long time and played along in challenges and blog hops and had tons of fun.  

I get to be a GUEST DESIGNER with the Krafty Gals in August 2014 !!  
Now don't get me wrong here, but I sure wish August would hurry up and get here so I could be doing my Krafty Guest Design duties...
'cuz after the winter we had, I'm definitely not rushing summer !!

Check out the links to Kraftin' Kimmie here...

Keep an eye on my blog for my Kraftin' Kimmie Kreations each week (as I play along in the Wonderful Wednesday and Saturday challenges as often as I can)

It's challenge time at Kit and Clowder

The challenge this month at Kit and Clowder is Clothing Techniques.  
So grab an image with clothing and give it a go...can't wait to see what you colour !!

I used this lovely image by Artbymiran called AUTUMN'S MEMOIRS

I had a lot of fun colouring her up and on a hot summer day it was kinda nice to think about fall !!

The colours I used are as follows:
Kit and Clowder (Alyce) Skin Colours:  E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E13, E33, E37
Pants/Jeans:  B45, B95
Hat/Scarf:: R24, Cf
Shoes/Jacket: C3, C5
Book: B45, R24
Leaves: Y28, Y17, E13

I hope you'll pop over and play along with us.

Check out the classes offered here, which are AMAZING !!  
I'm taking the Skin and Hair Class and have just signed up of the Clothing class too.
I'm loving them both and have seen a remarkable change in my colouring since I started a couple of months ago.