Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fancy Sunbonnet Witch

Ack!  I can't believe it!  I had this project all set to be scheduled for Halloween and then I completely forgot to publish it!  So it's been sitting in draft mode for a while but I'm still going to share it.  LOL  It also give me an opportunity to remind you about the buzz going on over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today - the challenge blog is featuring the LMMS Super Saturday projects showing off the spotlighted rubber stamp for the week as well as the freebie for today! 

For this project, I used Fancy Sunbonnet Witch from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and kept the layout simple. I was at my Mom's house and she didn't have much in the way of Halloween papers so I made do with some red and oranges that worked well together.  Then when I got home, I added the black to tie it all in... something about orange and black that just screams "Halloween!"  Right?!

This was such a fun project to color and I have to confess a little bit about the black lace.  It's actually a hard commodity to find.  Really, it's true!  So when I discovered in the store (after months of searching), I ended up giving in to my hording instincts and bought the whole roll!  Gasp!  I know, sorry I couldn't share, but maybe next time I'll leave some on the spindle.  LOL

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Girl Hug

Today (well actually, two days ago) is my opportunity to add a project to the MiC Store Blog!  This is a project that I did for the Whimsy Magazine last month and I've combined images using Whimsy and Make it Crafty to create this scene.  The Make it Crafty images are all set on the sides of the images and then cropped so I only show half of it - in effect, it creates a more personal image and one that looks more like a real picture.  After all, how often are our pictures taken where *something* hasn't been cropped!  LOL

Make it Crafty Images:
Other Images:
Girl Hug (Whimsy) 

Papers: K&Company TC Blossomwood, Recolections The 12 Days, brown cardstock

Ink/Coloring Medium: Copics

E43, 21, 11, 000, R20, C3
E29, 27, 25, 23
R37, 35, 32, 30
R59, 46, 14, 21
YG67, 63, 61, G20, YG21
C1, 3
E43, 42, 41
E19, 17, 13, 11
B91, 93, 95, 97
BG70, B91, 93
W4, 5
Y26, 11
BV23, 20

Other: blue ribbon, red tape measure ribbon, pink glitter

You can see the background was created using several elements from different themes... such as Paris Elements (to create the bottom of the wall), Winter Scene Elements (for the snow, of course) and the door, windows and Christmas tree were also included.  Why the window is open on a cold winter day?  I don't know but maybe they burnt the turkey and needed to air out the house a bit.  LOL 

Once the background was built, I added the characters.  Even though these are everyday characters, I thought they would be perfect for a Christmas themed card and that big hug says it all!  :D

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

DIY Chester

Our challenge this week at Little Miss Muffet Stamps is "Polka Dots" and is one that was initially created for use with the latest Polka Dot Pals images!!  But don't let that be the limit of this challenge because it also includes polka dot papers and designs too!  I was able to use one of those darling girls but then came across this decorative paper and the "Don't Forget" bingo card next to it and I completely changed my thinking to come up with this card...

The image is DIY Chester drawn by Pollycraft and available as a rubber stamp at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The thought of this image and the "don't forget" bingo card gives me the chuckles and, with the warm color scheme, makes this a great man card!  Yes, I know there's some stiching on there and polka dots are circles - but, I think it still passes as a man card.  LOL  Don't you think so?

This rubber stamp and other Chester images can be found in the LMMS Store and the challenge is hosted on the LMMS Store Blog.  Make sure you visit the challenge blog to see all the gorgeous creations and many that feature the adorable Polka Dot Pal images too!!  Have a great week!

Monday, November 4, 2013

NEWS - Festive Coffin Winner

I have been remiss in my blogging duties and even more so in my award-giving duties.  So I'm a bit back logged in all tasks this week and hope to get caught up to date... and quickly!  LOL  However, so you're not waiting any longer, I wanted to quickly post the random winner of the Festive Coffin give-away.

The lucky winner is ...

"What a fun Halloween decoration. I have the perfect spot for it."

Congratulations Julie!  
Email me with your mailing address and I'll get it in the mail for you to enjoy.  :D 

Stay tuned this holiday season for more give-aways and prizes!