Sunday, May 31, 2015

Progressive challenge - May last minute

OMG I'm sooooo last minute... and have soo much trouble blogging.  So anyway here's 2 progressive challenge before they are over!

The 1st one is the great Deedee Anderson one that you can find here this time around I decided to make a little ICAD with my make and it's done with some left over paint from my gelli plate as well as some left over little papers.  The image was colored with my copics.  I edged all around it with some prima chalk ink called old road.  I added some bling as well.


For my other progressive challenge make it's for the Outlawz freebie progressive challenge.  This month the image was a great one from ppinky dolls.  And it's the 1st month that I realized that there's a progressive challenge there!!! So had to play.  Gave me the chance to get another Christmas card done as well.

The paper is Jolly from American craft.  I used my Nellie's ovals as well.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC

that's it for me.... got to get some posts done for tomorrow.... yikes.... and then NOTHING.  I'm already tired... and yeah... teary eyed.... :(  looking forward to my new medication.

Hugs



Klub kidz - RSD

I wasn't supposed to post today over at Sparkle and glitter with rick... but yesterday I finally got playing with the great Klub Kidz sheet.  Initially I wanted to make a cardboard altered book.  But then I figured that this would not be interactive.  I really wanted to be able to capture some of their thoughts as well as handwriting.  I think it will be great fun to look back on later!

Now initially I made 8 inserts for this album.... but with all the collage of paper plus the tags only 4 fitted well.  So I have already 4 inserts ready to go!

Here's the top of it.  The faces I made using a mold with toilet paper or with clay.  I painted the face with some nail polish :)  I used a little heart button for the closure.

Here's a look at the side hanging charm that I made:
The back with my little handwritten date and such.  The orange enamel dots are pony beads that I melted!
Here's the inside of it. Each kid as a little section with some tags and some smash book papers to fill up.
The inside of the little kid insert
And the tags that they had to complete

Here you can see the back of the insert as well as the next insert :)  I tried to use some words that they use a lot and give the translation for the future generations.
The next one:
And for the last kid
Finally the back of it were I still have to add 2 tags the parents' perspective of teenage years lol
The papers were from We r memory keepers and DCWV Neon chic.  I used some Nesting tags from Quickutz to make the tags.  I added a bunch of ribbons from my stash and doodled all around.  Getting better at that :)  All the images were colored with my copics.

I'm entering this little altered album in the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create - Doing the anything goes
  2. Digi Galore - Alter a notebook or floral - made a notebook/journal
  3. Scrappers-delights-challenge - anything goes
  4. Bloggers - Tag you're it - well lots of tags here
  5. Crafts 4 eternity - hidden elements - lots of hidden tags.
That's it for this Sunday... wasn't supposed to post but I was pretty happy with this!

Hugs

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Minded Crafting Fun - Midway challenge - song inspired

It's time for the midway point over at Open minded crafting Fun but before that if you are looking for the blog hop for delicious doodles it's here.

The challenge this time around is about songs!  And my song inspiration is the following:
Our fabulous sponsors this time around are:
, and 

For my make I used the super fun image rom Wonderstrange Keep shopping.

I used this little guy on an ATC that I used in a pocket letter!  Love working with the small size.
The background was done using glossy photo paper, some home made alcool inks and then some bling from my stash.  I also stamped with some jet black archival ink all around the atc.

I'm entering this little ATC in the following challenges:
  1. Alphabet challenge blog - hats or handbag -went with handbag :)
  2. Joe's scrap shack - Anything goes
  3. Crafty gals corner challenges -Critters
That's it for me for today.  Hope you have a great day!

Hugs


Delicious Doodles Blog hop and new challenge!

Well it is true, we are back, Yeah! and we are bringing you a special Blog Hop, to start off our new Challenge Blog.  So a bit of a tease here at the minute!  Do you want to see what our DT made this month? well do you? LOL...well pop over to Nikki and start the Hop.  If you came here from Kay Dalton you are on the right track otherwise you really want to start from the top

The idea of the Blog Hop is to visit every DT Member's blog and leave a comment.  Come back here and let us know what you thought of our blog hop.  Then enter our Challenge - which for the Month of June is Anything Goes - "simples".

The prize for winning the Blog Hop is the choice of 6 images from the Etsy Shop.

Our DT has worked incredibly hard to bring the Blog Hop, and I hope you all enjoy.

Below is the order that our Blog Hop has taking:-


Vicky Fortier - You are here
Avril Watson

Don't forget to come back and enter our challenge to be in with a chance to Win...Good Luck and Have FUN!

For my make I used the image for an ATC that was used in a pocket letter!  The image that I used is the fab Celtic Dragon.  This little ATC was to be used in a b-day pocket letter :)  I did the background using my gelli plate and the sentiment was hand written.  I finished this off with some fibers from my stash.  I used some metal flowers embellishments as well.

The little dragon was colored with my copics.


I will be entering this in the following challenges:

  1. Wicked wednesday atc  - Add some ribbon - hope this will qualify
  2. Craft for the craic - Wings
  3. Crafty creations challenges - All creatures great and small - that would be a great one lol
That's it for me but I will have another post later!  Don't forget to come for it!

Hugs


Friday, May 29, 2015

short little post

I'm going to be doing some very short little posts... I've been doing some ATCs to include in pocket letters and of course being a card maker initially I just can't seem to not put an image on mine... so I'm sharing a few that I made to enter miscellaneous challenges and I'm about to miss the deadlines... yeah.... haven't been blogging much it seems  I used to blog over 70 times a month and now I can barely do 50.... yikes... you can tell that I'm not out of the woods yet.

Anyway this is not about me it's about my little makes!

So here's my 1st one for the from the heart progressive challenge I though this would make a fab little ATC  For this I tore the sentiment out and edged it with some dysty concord.  I also tore a few strips of papers as well.  The background was made using my gelli plate (for the 1st time!)
My next one is using a fab little image from A day for daisies, I haven't played in awhile and thought it would be fun to do so.  So I used 3 different ovals in pattern paper to fit with their challenge going on. the ovals are from Nellie's ovals.  The ATC background was done using a glossy photo paper sheet and some homemade alcool inks :) and then I used a stamp to do the frame with some jet black archival inks.  The image, Fairy flower outing, was colored with my copics and some stickles.
and here's the last one that I'm sharing today and this one is to enter in the Sami Stamps anything goes challenge it's using butterfly flower.  It's the same background paper as the previous one.  I used my Nellie's rectangle and colored with my copics and some stickles.
So I'm entering these in their respective challenges over at:
From the heart stamp - Progressive challenge
A day for daisies - 3 pattern papers
Sami stamp - Anything goes

Heart on a String journal page - Faery Ink inspiration

Heart on String is such a great image to use in a journal page! And it's my inspiration for Faery Ink today.
And it's an image that actually got me out of bed and journaling at past 11PM!!!!  Yup just needed to be out of me and unto a page.  Do journaling do that to you?  I've found so far that I just get this idea that just needs to come out and be put to paper!!!!  It's like it's got a life of it's own.  And this is what happened with this great image!

I have to admit that I felt like my heart was making way too much sound.... and beating too fast and I just wanted peace and quiet and silence both in my head and in my body.... but it was better to journal this than do what was going on in my mind at the time...
heart on a string

The East Wind - Lucy Loo long trip

Oh my... I have totally FALLEN over unto the mixed media side... so much so that now I'm giving list of items to my family members to collect for me.... yup that's how bad it is!  Found out this week how to create albums using pop tabs... so called dad for that and well everything else in between.  Good thing that my family loves me and realize that I have nothing to do but watch videos and get ideas... and that just gets my mind going lol

Anyway I'm here to share with you a make that I did for the The east Wind using the brand new release image from the store called Lucy Loo long trip.  And I've been having fun doing ICAD - supposed to be an index card a day... it's more like once in awhile lol but it's such a fun shape and size!!!!  Once you start you will love it.  It's just a bit bigger than ATC so PERFECT!

I used my Gold champagne and my iced coffee as well as my iced rosé gelattos.  I used some book papers and some stamps that I had kept from my parcels (and now will be keeping more... btw if you are friends please KEEP them for me!!!! especially if they are from other countries) and I used a stamp from Artemio stamps and from 7 gypsies.

The image was colored with my copics.  Hope you liked my inspiration.  I'm having fun getting my hands dirty and thank god I have that!

I'm entering this little ATC in the following challenges:

  1. Inspiration destination challenge blog - anything goes 
  2. Simon says stamp blog - Anything goes
  3. crafty sentiments - Anything but a card
That's it for this post but I have something else coming in the morning so please do come back :)

Hugs


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ICU - RSD

Hello!  I'm here just to share for fun a little make that I did.  My mojo's been out the door because Monday I learn from the psychiatrist that the medication that I was taking wasn't the right one... that explains why I wasn't getting better and actually felt worst in some aspect.  The good news is that I had made some change myself by doing really NOTHING which meant that the darker thoughts stayed away even if I was feeling sad and tired.

And of course I also learned on Sunday the dismantling of the SBS team and that bummed me out as well...  It's a good thing that I'm doing mixed media these days... playing with paints and getting all dirty is really helping my mood and letting me cope better with stuff... I can't do much but the little I do brightens up my day.

Anyway that's not why I'm here... I'm kinda in a zombie mood... maybe because I'm feeling a bit like one?!?  That actually might be close to the truth.... and I have used a lot of zombies in my coffee little altered book.  This one is the great ICU zombie image from Rick St-Dennis.  I just love this guy!!!  And had to replace his blood supply with some coffee supply after finding the quote that I used online :)

Here it is:

Dreaming of spring - Art by Mi Ran inspiration

It's spring here!  Finally it's been pretty cold last week but this week it's better and what a perfect image to use for a card right now right?!?

The image that I used is Dreaming of spring and I thought she would be totally perfect for a little thank you card!
Digital Stamp - Dreaming of Spring, Digi Stamp, Coloring page, Printable Line art for Card and Craft Supply

For this card I made again another flower by hand.  I made the center as well and I'm really happy with the result.  Since it was big I left the rest of the card fairly CAS because I really wanted the great image to have the attention.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Boxing Betty - Last DT make

Hello everyone!  This is a pretty sad post as it will be my last one with Simply Betty.  The DT was dismantled.... I'll miss it because it was great fun!  Oh well more time for other creative venue right?!?

Anyway here's my make with the great Boxing Betty.  When I saw this digi I totally envisioned her in a ring.  So for the 1st time I drew something... I don't usually do that... but I had fun doing it.  I used my new neocolors for the page with the come watch the fight.  I did some texture using some old dress patterns that I scrunged up!!! Learning soooooo much right now and having fun trying it out... just wish I had more energy to do stuff....  Used to be able to do so much more... but I digress.

Here's my make.  It was colored with my copics.  The ring background was done using my pan pastels.
Here's a closer look at my scrunged up page.  I have never done graffiti so I had to practice lol.  I actually had to get up to put this layout on paper because it just came at me while I was trying to sleep.
And here's a closer look at the digi and the ring
Hope you liked it!

Hugs

Top Tip Tuesday- Hair colour

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday and this time it's all about hair color!

There's now a DT call going on over at the challenge!!!  So come over and join :)  Such a great group of ladies!

And the great sponsor for this challenge is 


If you know and follow me you know how much I loooooove Lucy Loo and love coloring her.  I have fun with her hair and I have done it in all sorts of colors.  The image that I used this time around is:Lucy Loo close up

Tip: I will share with you something that I have found out by watching a great youtube video.  I really love journaling and journals can get pricey.  Sometimes you find great journals at a reduced price at bookstores and such  this is the case of this one. However the pages are much thinner than the regular art/mixed media journals.  So my trick to you is glue 2 pages together(using a regular glue stick).  You can prep the entire book and then have fun.    And here's what I did with this book
I just love the proverb and cover!
 And here's the 1st journaling just for you for the hair colour!

Monday, May 25, 2015

SOOOOOOO PROUD of me!

Ok so this is probably the only post of this kind because it's really rare that I'm super happy with my work but this time I'm totally over the moon with the results of my last day of crafting!!!!

I redid my journal cover so from the before to the after picture!!!!  I'm beyond happy!  I can't believe how well it turned out with just paper, cardboard and some toilet paper molded pieces (all the bolts,
nuts and screws).

Isn't that a HUGE difference?!?  I can't believe that I made it!!!

Here's the video tutorial that I followed in case you want to try this out... yeah... I'm not that clever to think of this myself lol

And here's a closer look at that cover all by itself.  I used a bunch of dies from Cheery Lynn dies I have quite a collection of the gears and steampunk stuff.  I did some texture using my crafter's companion stencils.  The paint that I use is decoart (2 super old bottles from my MIL's stash that I put water in to use they were that dry) and some Heidi swapp mist (gold and bronzer)
 and the back.  I did some holes in it and placed eyelets because I wanted to have some sort of closer to this book
Here's the view of the charm that I created  following another video that I found


It's not perfect... it's my 1st time doing this but I don't care I totally looooove it!

And here's how I finished the inside!


 Here's the picture of the work in progress :)
and that's not it!  I also made some shabby chic flower centers and put them on some of the flowers that I had made with the drape that I got at the thrift store.
So from this (and I still have ton of fabric)
 To this!  I still have more flowers to make so made 2 more centers :)  I have to go to the dollar store and get more pearl bracelets of this color to dismantle and use for the next ones!!!  I ran out of this warm color and I'm waiting for more beaded chain to make the other colors...
I'm entering my handmade altered journal cover in the following challenges:

  1. 613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option didn't do option
  2. Altered eclectics - Something altered
  3. Rhedds creative spirit - Mixed media anything goes
  4. Ema-gination station - Anything goes
  5. Not just cards challenges - Anything goes
  6. Cut it up challenges - Misty - I had made something for the challenge already but changed my mind and wanted to use this instead!  So I deleted the other entry to respect the rules!
  7. That craft place blog - Shabby chic
  8. Corrosive challenges - Anything goes
  9. We love 2 create - Anything mixed media
  10. Simply papercrafts for all occassions - anything goes
  11. Simon says stamp blog - Stencil it - you can see the stencil that I used on the edge of the cover and back :)  there's more but it's discrete with all the paint and the textures!
That's it!!!!!  But wow soooooo happy with this make... I really feel like I gave it my ALL!  I'm learning lots (that's what happens when you can't do anything for very long.... you watch videos... lol)

That's it for me.  Hope you have liked this!  Can't wait to read the comments!

Baby it's cold outside - My whimsical little world release

Don't know for you but here it has gotten colder.... sure hope that our summer is not over without me knowing.... well we did have 1 great week :)

Well it's Monday!  And that means a great new release over at My Whimsical little world and boy oh boy is there fun stuff for you!

There's daddy's little girl (that's the one I will be showcasting), there's Wink wink and there's Splish splash.

Of course there's always the freebie still and great fun going on over at the FB group!!!  We even had a special freebie last week... so if you are not part of it why not?!?  There's a great progressive challenge going on and the next freebie is pretty awesome... just saying lol

So without further ado here's my card for this week.  And yup I went Christmasy with this one :)  surprise.... I wanted to show how this digi can be used for all sorts of cards!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gerda stamps - Stinkin' Cute

Ok so I'm a total IDIOT.... yup you read it IDIOT I printed out the digi and colored it up .... and then put it on an ATC to use in a pocket letter.... then I checked the name and the new Gerda image for the progressive challenge is called Stinkin' Cute.... well.... too late I had already made this little guy into a squirel.... can you say OOOPS?!?

Anyway I thought it came out cute so I'm leaving it this way and I know that I will be making an impression over at the challenge blog since I will be the only one with a brown skunk....

I made my very own background using a gelli plate (that was my very 1st time using it!!!  and I still have to try it again... I was a bit hesitate so purchased a class and have to watch it now) and I used some washi tapes as well as some bling from Queen and co.  The sentiment is from Stampendous stamp.

I'm entering this little ATC in the following challenges:

  1. Gerda Steiner Designs - progressive challenges
  2. aud sentiments challenge - Cute with sentiment
  3. Creative knockouts - Include a sentiment
That's it for this post!  Hope you have a great Saturday night and that I made you laugh a bit with my silliness....

Doodle Pantry - Dahlia

I'm here for a very short post.  I realize that I don't blog a lot... I seem to have trouble concentrating still and just takes me forever to write.  So maybe if I blogged shorter post that would be better?  Wonder how many of you really would mind.... I do have some followers that come by and say hello following what I write (and you guys totally ROCK my world).

Anyway I'm here with a new release image set from Doodle Pantry it's called Dalhia colored
Dahlia COLOR plus
I have some tags for a swap to make and I thought this would be a totally FAB image for one of the tags.  I also figured that I would use a precolored image that would make it faster :)  YUP got to say with Laurie's coloring.... why would I make my own?!?  It's just so fast and wonderful but of course you can also color your own if you want.

Friday, May 22, 2015

SLS Lines - New release - May 2015

It's time for the new release over at SLS Lines Digital stamps.  For this new release I have done 2 images on the same project :)  I decided to play with my brand new We r memory keepers fusing tool and make a bookmark that would be waterproof for when I read next to the pool :)  It's so much fun playing with this new tool!

So here's my project using on one side the super cute Kitty Princess and on the other side Grumpy cat that looks a lot like me lol

The tags were done using some tattered angel sprays.  I used some bling on this one and the great sentiment is from Create with TLC.  The image was colored using my copics.  I added some twine to the top to hang over the top.  I used a punch to cut the hole out of the plastic.
 And here's the other side of it.  I just had to put a little handwritten sentiment on the side as well as the torn sentiment from Create with tlc
So now it's fun because it has 2 sides... depending on my mood lol

I'm entering this little bookmark/tag in the following challenges:

  1. Aud sentiments challenge blog - Cute with a sentiment - well one side is cute :)
  2. Pennys challenges - Anything goes
  3. Rubys rainbow - Humour
  4. That craft place blog - Tags
That's it for me for today!  Hope you have a fab day!  And if you are not scared go and check out my darker blog for a post today :)

Hugs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Life

Hello!  This is an unusual post for me... one just for the fun of it.  It seems that all I do is DT work.  Not that I mind I totally love doing it but it was fun to do a little project just because.

My dad purchased some children cardboard books for me that are 2 3/4 inch x 2 3/4 inch.  He is my go to person to get stuff for cheap for me from garage sales and stuff.  His request this time was that I make a little album for him.   So I decided to make one about Life (in French since my dad is French speaking only).  I search on the net for some cool quotes for this.

And I got a big order of fab stamps from Unity today!!!  I was super excited to start playing with them.  Their challenge was my inspiration for colors

And here's my little book

This is the front and the back of the book
Here's the 1st page using the cute stamp from Counts as fruit.  I thought that was a good illustration of simple pleasures!
And here's the 2nd page I used the Trust your soul stamp set (the heart one... but it's showing really pale).  The quote for this page is from the "Le Petit Prince" that states that the only time you see clearly is with the heart and the rest is invisible... hence the darker writing.
Here's the next page where I used the Day and night stamp set, I paired it with some la la land craft gears dies

And here's the page that states that you need to stop dreaming about your life but live your dreams.  The stamp is from Simple Daily Blessing
and here's the last page about life being simple but people being complex :)  I used some pebbles texture paste with a stencil from Crafter's companion.  I used a stamp again from Trust your soul.
The writing was done with some Faber Castel pitt pens and the inks are mostly archival inks.  The paints were dollar store acrylics.

That's it!  What do you think?  Fun?  It was dirty but a fun little project.  

I'm entering this little book in the following challenges:
  1. The unity stampco-challenge - I was inspired by the color scheme and well that picture is all about life!
  2. Ema-ginationstation - Anything goes
  3. Altered eclectics - Something altered
  4. One crazy stamper com - Anything goes with stamps
  5. Rhedds creative spirit - mixed media anything goes
That's it for me.  Hope your week has been good so far!!!

Hugs
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