Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Christmas at Crafting By Designs

Can you believe it is already November 25th!!  that is shocking! Today is my son's birthday... he is 17 today. He gets to work on his birthday LOL  But I think he is happy about it!  More attention that way LOL  He also works tomorrow, but it is later so we get to have Thanksgiving Lunch together and then he will go off to work.  So that is our next couple of days. And I do not go out on Black Friday. That means I will enjoy my day inside crafting. And Thanksgiving day we will turn the tv on to the parades and then some Christmas Hallmark movies LOL My family is sick of them already! It will be a great rest of the week. I have some Christmas gifts to work on!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe week ahead. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the USA. Happy crafting!!

I have done a Christmas card for Crafting By Designs. Here is my card today:

For this Christmas card I have used Aurora Woods from Ching-Chou Kuik. I've colored her up with my Copic markers and I've used a little bit of Copic Opaque White as well. For the rest of the card I have used scraps of white card stock and lace. I did a bit of embossing with two different folders. I did a bit of layering of the image and I hope you can see it well enough in the photos. I was going to just leave it as an ATC, but I decided to put it on a card instead.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Background: YG05, BG45, B04, RV19, V17, B69, B79, C10
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Hair and Eyes: E21, E25, E29
  • Trees: G20, G21, G24, G28
  • Reindeer Hat: E41: E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Reindeer Nose: R22, R24, R27
  • Tree Trunk: E43, E55, E57

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Quirky Christmas

Evening everyone!! It is just about time for bed I think. And I'm cold! So I need to be all snuggled up and watching a movie I think LOL  It has been a pretty relaxed weekend here. We have just hung out. Kevin worked on his trike and I have crafted. My youngest daughter got in big trouble this weekend, but we are past that. She is grounded for the week and I hope she learned her lesson. We went to my mother's this morning to help her with her cable box, but it did not end up working in the end. They are going to send another one out. I'll see if we can get that one working once it gets there.

I've made a list for Kevin and Bailey to work on Monday and Tuesday. A list of things to get for Thanksgiving. They have to pick up the Ham on Tuesday. Michael's birthday is Wednesday, so I've also made a list of some things to get for that. I work on Monday and Tuesday, so I have a lot to get done at work over the next couple of days. And in the morning it is supposed to be 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold for me on the bike!! I have a bunch of clothes to get layered up hehehe!!

Okay.. here is my card I created for Quirky Christmas as a Guest Designer:

I've used Mixie from That Craft Place Ltd. I think she is adorable. I've colored her with my Copic markers. The gold on the stars and on the dress are glitter gold embossing powder from WOW. All of the papers are scraps. I've added some gold thread and the charm at the top. I've done a bit of layering on the image. I've added a small bit of stitching as well. I've added some pink gems on the sentiment I created. The wings I used some Wink of Stella, white and pink.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Blue: B0000, B000, B01, B02, B04
  • Pink: R81, R83, R85
  • Hair: E50, Y21, Y15, Y26, YR24, E37

Saturday, November 21, 2015

3 Girl JAM Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the "Thankful for 3 Girl JAM Fans Blog Hop!"  The 3 Girl JAM design team has joined up with a few of our friends and fans to put together an awesome hop full of inspiration and fun!

3 Girl JAM has put together an awesome prize package of crafty goodness!  To win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop.  Easy peezy!

Here is my project for our Hop. Thankful... I am thankful for my friends. This is something I made for a friend at work who is expecting next month. :) I gave her the card and the stroller full of Kit Kats, along with a little outfit for her little precious package coming.

I created this little carriage using my Silhouette Cameo. I've used cardstock and patterned paper. The patterned paper is from a Mambi Stack. I've inked a lot of the papers with black ink. I've added some ribbon and some small and large blue pearls. I've used some twine to hang a carriage charm. I've used two brads on the carriage umbrella piece. And then of course I've filled it with yummy Kit Kats which I can't eat any longer LOL  Oh well! :D

For this bottle shaped card I have used a Tiddly Inks image, Lullaby. I've colored the image with my Copic Markers and I've done just a small amount of layering. I popped the mother up one level. I've used the same papers I used for the carriage project. I've also inked the papers with black ink. I've added some blue sequins, gems and pearls towards the top of the bottle. And I've also added some ribbon towards the bottom of the card. You can find Challenges that I have entered both projects in at the bottom of the post :)

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
  • Hairband, Shirt and Blanket: B00, B02, B04
  • Background: B00, B02, B04, B24, B26, B37, B39
  • Hair: E11, E15, E17, E27

The full hop order is below:
So, your next stop is at Jessica's blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

Challenges Entered With Stroller:

Challenges Entered With Card:

Friday, November 20, 2015

Little Shepherd

Good evening everyone! It is quiet around the house tonight. Bailey is spending the night with a friend and Michael is working. Kevin was working downstairs on his bike for a while and I have been happily crafting and getting a post ready for a blog hop tomorrow. That has been my night :) I hope you all are having a nice day/evening. It is going to be a cold one tonight here. And it is only 8 pm and I'm ready for bed LOL How sad is that! But getting up at 4 am kind of does that to you.  Okay... I'm here to post this card for today:

For this card I have used To Warm The Hearts. This was a Facebook Freebie from Mari Digi's. I just fell in love with it and knew I wanted to create a Christmas Card with it. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I did a bit of layering. The background was created with chalk. I also used a white gel pen to create snow on that background. The top of the image I used Gold UTEE. The papers are all scraps, so I have no idea who they are from. It is great to be using the scraps up though! I hope I can keep at it! I added some stitching around the rectangles at the bottom. I've added some lace and a strip of pearls. The sentiment is Paper Smooches and I used Gold Glitter Embossing Powder from WOW on it. I also added the red Candi. On the inside I used the same papers and a couple more red Candi to finish it off and that is it! :D

Copic Markers Used:
  • Eyes: E31, E35, E37
  • Hair: E21, E25, E29
  • Robe and Shoes: E50, E51, E53, E55
  • Sheep: E40, E41, E42; N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04; R20
  • Pants, Belt, Shoes: R37, R56, R59
  • Flowers: R22, R24, R29
  • Shirt and Shoes: B21, B23, B24, B26
  • Bush: G21, G24, G46, G29

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Christmas Baubles*

Good morning everyone!! It has been a busy time. Lots of running around with my husband, picking up kids, taking kids, work and crafting and all that stuff. Nothing like being a mother/taxi LOL!!  And Christmas is coming up so quickly.  I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! Wow!!  It just seems like this year has flown by. I'm off to work here in a minute. I have to try to beat the rain since I'm riding the bike. I have to get all rain geared up first :)  I have a feeling I will be soaked through on the way home LOL Rain gear or no rain gear! Maybe it will be gone by the time I leave this afternoon; we will see!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and rest of your week! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been involved in any kind of terrorist act of any kind all over the world. I pray that no more will happen. I also pray for those poor souls that don't like that I'm a Christian and put mean, nasty, foul comments on my Facebook. I'm sorry you feel the need to curse me because you don't feel the same way I do. But... that is what we are ... not all the same and not all having the same views. It is just sad you have to strike out with hatred and foul language. But... I hope you have a wonderful day too! :)  *hugs* to you all!!

Here is my card for today:

For this card I've used Christmas Glitter Shoujo from Lemon Shortbread. I just think she is so adorable! I've colored her with my Copic Markers and Ive done a small amount of layering. I've added some 3D paint to the sparkles along with some gold and silver Wink of Stella to add some glittery spots. I've used clear Wink of Stella on the baubles to add some glitter to them. I've also added some glitter to the white part of the sleeves, the puffs in her hair and on her dress and on the white belt part of her dress. I've hammered down a bottle cap and placed the circle sentiment inside it. Then I covered it with Diamond Glaze. The background of the image I used colored pencils - Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. All of the papers are scraps and I added three types of ribbons behind the image and on the inside as well. I've also added a few gems at the top.

Copic Markers Used:
  • Eyes: B02, B26
  • Lips: R22, R24, R27
  • Shirt, Scarf, Ribbons and Ornaments: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59
  • Dress: G21, G24, G29, G46
  • Hair: Y35, YR20, Y21, E50
  • Gold Ornaments: Y00, Y11, Y15, Y18, YR24
  • Silver Ornaments: C00, C1, C3, C5
  • Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fairy Magic*

Good evening! And a very happy Thursday, almost Friday! I have had such a productive week at work. It has been a really good week. Tomorrow, Bailey has a mandatory Spring Lacrosse meeting at 7:45 am. Then she has a doctor appointment. Then it is off to school for her and I have some work to get done. And it is Friday tomorrow! That is fantastic! Time for the weekend again! We don't really have any plans for the weekend. Her coach said something about a team needing a goalie. She gave the coach Bailey's email, but she hasn't heard from them, so we will see. Other than that it will be Hallmark Christmas movies and crafting LOL!!  My family is already sick of Hallmark. I'm not sure if we have a V8 race this weekend, but from Scott McLaughlin's posts, I'm thinking there is no race this weekend. No V8's and no MotoGP .... that means crafting and movies or crafting and music.  I hope you all have a great rest of your evening and a great day!!

Here is my card for today:

For this card I have used Fairy Magic from All Dressed Up. I've colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils. The background I used a dark grey pencil and Gamsol. I also used some blue Wink of Stella on the wings and on the edge of the blue butterfly. I also used some pink Wink of Stella on the edges of the pink butterflies and also on the Fairy Magic. The circle around the image was cut using a Spellbinders Die and the small butterflies.. I think they were a Spellbinders die ... but it could have been a My Favorite Thing too. I can't remember. I've added some pearls to the butterflies. Around the circle are some glass beads and then I also added the lace.