Hello! Today, I'm sharing my inspiration for the start of a new Creative Fingers Challenge. I've chosen to use a stunning image from sponsor, Rick St. Dennis, called Unicorn "Arco Iris" to create a simple card with lots of color and bling. To start, I sized and printed the Unicorn onto XPress-it blending card. I … Continue reading Rainbow And Unicorn Wishes
Hello! Today I'm sharing my inspiration for the new Get Creative Challenge that has a theme of shaped cards. I chose to create a card that features the garden shed image from Twinkle Lane Designs. To start this card, I printed the garden shed onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I used my free … Continue reading Going Potty Over Shaped Cards
Hello! For the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge, I wanted to again share a quick way of digitally making cards. This technique speeds up the process by digitally layering the card front so that it's ready to just color. To create a card this way, you first need a digital image, either a digi … Continue reading Speedy One Layer Digital Card.
Hello! It's time for my monthly spotlight with Kitty Bee Designs and this month, I've created a sweet birthday card for a younger recipient, using Emilee the Elephant, now available in a clear stamp! This was a relatively straightforward card to make, with some coloring and die cutting. I started off by printing the digital … Continue reading Sparkling Emilee – Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight
Hello! It's the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge and this challenge has a fun theme of "under the sea". I thought it was a good opportunity to play with a reasonably new technique to make an underwater background, where Distress Oxide inks are smooched onto glossy cardstock. I followed this My … Continue reading Under The Sea, With Kitty Bee
Hello! It's the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and we're lucky to have Goebie again sponsoring this challenge. For my inspiration, I've chosen their wacky Caterpillar to create a card that's great for encouragement and achievement. I started off by doing a web search for a caterpillar inspired sentiment. Not the usual place to … Continue reading Your Wings Are Ready!
Hello! It's my turn in the Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight and this month, I decided to make something a little different. I'm not usually one to try out a carding trend but this one just looked like a bit of fun. This style of card is known as an impossible card and was much easier … Continue reading Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight – May 2018
Hello! Today is the start of another Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge. My inspiration uses a gorgeous digital image called New Baby from Polkadoodles. I printed the image onto XPress-it Blending Cardstock and colored it in pastel colors, using Chameleon Pens. I followed up by adding more contrasts in the shadow areas using my … Continue reading Welcoming A New Arrival.
Hello! It's time for another Creative Fingers Challenge and my inspiration for this challenge is a masculine card that has a real Australian influence. I started the card by creating the background with a simple watercolor scene that showed a large water hole, sandy plains and a distant mountain range. I used Ranger Distress watercolor … Continue reading Sunset, With A Cuppa.
Hello! Today I'm happy to announce I've joined the Get Creative Challenges design team. For my first challenge, with a theme of "lots of flowers", I've created a digital one layer card using QKR Stampede's Flower Bouquet image. I started by selecting a patterned paper for the background. I chose one from my favorite dot … Continue reading A Bright Birthday Wish
Hello! Today I'm joining in with Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge for the start of a new challenge. I've chosen to use one of Angie's cute digital stamps, called Horse and Foal. This card is a relatively simple make. I started by printing the horses onto XPress-it blending card, sized to fit my Poppy Crafts rounded … Continue reading Horsing Around With Angie’s Digital Stamps.
Hello! Today is the start of another Creative Fingers Challenge and for this month, I've used a sweet circus scene from sponsor Le Ann's World 101, called Circus Friends. This image is quite detailed so I started by printing it as large as my generic large oval frame die would allow, without it interfering with … Continue reading In The Spotlight…