Friday, November 18, 2011


Here's the second day of previews for Little Miss Muffet Stamps and today the DT girls are showing off Hope and Audrey - so make sure you check them out HERE! To add a little humor I'm showing off Hope and if you look closely, you'll see Gilgo in there too. :D

The background image is A Time to Relax from Make it Crafty which was a perfect fit for this gal. Then the page was created with pastel color to match and a few large sticker flowers I had that were begging to be used! Do you ever have those kinds of embellishment? I think mine take turns getting their attention.... except those chippies - they seem to make it on practically everything! LOL

If I had a penny in my pocket I would start marketing this idea... but, I don't which means it's your lucky day. He he he. So what is the idea? It's this new revolutionary diet plan and it even works faster than having a baby!! It's amazing and the results are instant!! Just give this a try and see how fast it works...

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #32 - Mix and Match DP
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #15 - Flower Power
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps Challenge #90 - Anything Goes
Karens Doodles Challenge #89 - Anything but a card

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my SBS post below for the other card I had made for today - you'll shocked to see how those zombies turned out!! Yes, I said zombies! :D

Reindeer Boys

It's the final day of previews for the Sketchy Zombies release at Simply Betty Stamps and today is a combined image of Levi and Caleb, Reindeer Boys! Betty has posted all the details on the release and specials on the Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog so make sure you head on over and check out the deets.

The image I used is Reindeer Boys and as you *might* have noticed already ... they aren't zombies!! He he he. All the areas that were zombie related were wiped away then I used a fine tipped Copic black liner pen and drew normal lines back in where it was needed.

It was easy enough that I think I might do it again to another stamp. ;D But I have a few other project in my queue to get to first. So stay tuned as this blog is going to be booming with ideas from now until the end of the year! Yikes... I better to back to my desk. But I hope you like this alteration and don't forget to make it over to Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gilgo and Echo

Ya gotta love Thursdays!! And especially today because you get three projects to view! Yea! Make sure you scroll down for the SBS Preview post too. ;D

Today I'm showing off two new images I created for Little Miss Muffet Stamps... Gilgo and Echo! This first one is Echo the snake and I used the Tulip Garden from Make it Crafty plus a few gears and dragonfly chippies.

Since I was out of boy cards I thought Echo would be perfect for the task and even tried to incorporate flowers into the mix! So did it work, a successful boy card? My nephews will at least enjoy it. ;D

The other project I have here uses Gilgo the fish and I made a Christmas tag as you can never have too many of those. The paper is a punch out remnant from Martha Stewart paper and was the perfect size - no since throwing that stuff out, I say. ;D

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Update: I was the top pick at iCopic Lovers for this challenge!

The goldfish was colored to look like a koi and I added Snowflakes chippies and baker's twine with faux stitching around the edges. It should be fun to use on a pressie. Hope you like them and make sure you head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps challenge blog to see the other inspirational projects!

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge #6 - Anything but a card
Moving Along with the Times Challenge #125 - Let it snow (DP)
Cooking it up with Katie Challenge #84 - Diecut, tag and Christmas
Make it Monday Linking Party #63 - Anything goes

Fluffy Reindeer Tail Levi

Your waiting has paid off and today I'm showing off the other half of my last journal page for the Sketchy Zombie release! Make sure you check out all the other inspiration from the DT over at the Simply Betty Stamps Challenge blog. Today we're showing off Fluffy Reindeer Tail Levi and his cute little worm crawling living in his head. LOL

The background is from Make it Crafty and come from two combination packages... Winter Scene Elements and the sign is from Winter Elements. On a side note... doesn't that sign have a technical term for it? You know... the "where is everything" kind of sign? I'm sure it does but I haven't a clue! Santa is looking out for these buddies as it's customized just for them... Brains, Hearts and Livers! LOL (An idea from the SBS DT. :D)

Here's the whole page with the backing taped together. I love how the colors turned out and have the SBS DT to thank for their Zombie inspiration - they'll have me converted over in no time! He he he. The snowflakes are stickers and left over from last year but I like how they add the final touch to this project. Hope you like it and thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments recently too! *Hugs

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rudolph Head Caleb

We're on a roll - day six of eight of the Sketchy Zombies from Simply Betty Stamps! Today is all about Rudolph Head Caleb on the other half of the Christmas-Halloween melded journal page. ;D

The background is the other half of Mistletoe Archway with an added tree from the Winter Objects, both from Make it Crafty. There is even a skull stamp on the side I used from Inkadinkado! Here's the full project with both sides taped together. It would have been fun to use the same background for all the pages and then I could flip to mix and match! Well... that's why they say hindsight is 20/20!

Here's a close up of Caleb with is blue hair (which I like better than the pink hair in the winter scene). In the background you can see the tree which was super easy to color - just dot YG61, YG63 and YG67 for the green and the shadow on the snow was done with B91 and C1. (Or it could have been C3.)

I also scanned this before cutting it apart - sometimes it helps me to look at it from a different perspective plus it's also fun to look at it without all the embellishments. Hope you like it and be sure to come back tomorrow for the second half of yesterday's project! :D

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jinglin' Jessie

Welcome back! Today we're showing off Jinglin' Jessie - another Sketchy Zombies from Simply Betty Stamps! This time I took the initiative from my teamies and colored her as a frozen zombie and I love the blue much better than the green or purple that I've been coloring.

The background images are part of the Winter Scene Elements from Make it Crafty. The other half of this project will be shown in two days. ;D Yep, I'm making you wait. LOL Make sure you head on over to the SBS blog and check out the other samples!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Carol Signing

Here's a fun card I did for the Make it Colourful challenge where the theme is to have a single light source ... aka a "Candlelight or Lantern." This is one of the images I got last year and promised myself I'd use it this year! The image is Carol Signing from Lili of the Valley and I should have included a Make it Crafty chippie or something so it would count. LOL But alas... here it is anyway ...

The background was created by flicking and blending in N0, N2, N3 and BG91, BG93 and BG95. All the strokes were towards the light and in the end I like how it turne out - looks like it really is shining. Then after the image was complete, I used a white gel pen and white acrlic paint to add the snow and highlights.

The card is pretty simple - just some DP and ribbon but the image was already busy enough to keep it's own focus. This was a fun experiment and next time I think I'll try to make the sky and shadows darker - or perhaps I'll try a candle? We'll see. I'm also entering this into the Lili of the Valley Challenge #120 (Creature Comforts). Hope you like this fun image and a happy early holidays! :D

Update: My card was featured at Lili of the Valley for this challenge!

Peppermint Brooke

Whohoo - it's the third day of previews for the Sketchy Zombies and I'm excited to show you the other half of one of my journal pages! LOL I had them all printed out before I realized what the order of previews was but at that point didn't want to change it. He he he... So today we're showing off Pepermint Brooke from Simply Betty Stamps!

Now you get to finally see the whole project with both half pages together! The image was colored as a whole when as I assembled it I cut each of the layers in half. For the picture I taped it on the back so it would be aligned. ;D

On this side of the project, I used ribbon, charms and more chippies (Mix 'n Match Centres) from Make it Crafty. The background image is the same - Winter Park from Make it Crafty and this side you can see the bench. Here's a close up of Peppermint Brooke. It would be funny if she was sucking on a segmented arm or bone ... but then she wouldn't be as cute. LOL

To get a better look at the lightning bolt, I scanned the image in before I cut and covered some of it. To read about how it was done then click HERE for the Falalala Lexi post. As you can see with the larger image I had problems with blending this time around and better paper would have solved that. Unfortunatly, I layered down the darks too fast and wasn't able to smooth them out. None the less, it still turned out better than I expected.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Holly Jolly Ginger

It's is the second day of Sketchy Zombie previews from Simply Betty Stamps and today we're showing off Holly Jolly Ginger! I've done another half journal page and the background I used this time from Make it Crafty is Mistletoe Archway and with some more Mix 'n Match Centres chippies. Again I went with the melding of Halloween and Christmas themes but I'm not sure how this one turned out.

The small bottle of potion is an accessory stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie. If you're curious, the background was colored with YG91, 92, 93, 95, N2 and N3. Then the moon was colored with E50, E51 and E53. This was a fun zombie to color and she can even be made into a cute Christmas sweetie too. Of course, the other half of the project will be shown in a couple of days. ;D