Friday, January 12, 2018

New Years Eve Birthday Wishes



A Winter Fairy for a New Year's Eve birthday is everyone's wish right?  This adorable Winter Fairy from Mo's Digital Pencil is wishing someone a Happy Birthday on the last day of the year.  

After I printed the fairy, I colored her up with my Copic markers.


Skin: BV00, E11, 21, 00 ,000 & R20
Hair:  E41, 42, 43, 44, 47 and 49
Wings, Pom-Poms and Leg Warmers:  C1, BV000, BG10 & Colorless Blender
Greens:  G000, 00, 01, 02, 05 and C3 to deepen the shadows
Image Outlined with W1 & 0
B01, 00 & 000 to ground the image

Additional embellishments used:  glitter and white gel pens to add details and highlights and glitter was added to the wings.  Card stocks used green and silver glitter, pale green print and solid green all from my stash.  Sentiment is from a Mama Elephant stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you.

Hugz,

Kathy

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pretty in Pink

I created this cute little Ballerina for our Crafty Creations Challenge that we are having.  It is from Kinda Cute Cards by Patricia.


I wanted to incorporate a bit of a Valentine theme and decided to use my Love die from Simon Says Stamp, along with some pink and black CS and of course a pink dancing costume.


After printing the image I used various Copic markers from the RV family.  The papers are from my stash.




I wanted to add a bow on the front of the card.  Don't all Ballerina's have a bow somewhere.



I think the black CS really makes the pink pop on this card, don't you.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you and you stop over at Crafty CreationsChallenges and join in on our Challenge #358.  As always the theme is Anything Goes and we look forward in seeing what you create.

Hugs,


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Peace be with You Little Bird

This little girl has found a friend in a little bird that she is feeding from the palm of her hand.  As she is feeding the little bird, I would imagine she is saying Peace be With You Little Bird.


I hope I have inspired you today and you will hop on over to join in for this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  
SUPPLIES I USED ON MY PROJECT
Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil - Urchin with Bird
Paper/Card Stock:  Red plaid, Light Green pattern and 
                                 Cream CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Impression Obsession Peace Word Die
AccessoriesRibbon,Flat Back Pearls, Copic Markers, 
                       Craft-Dee BowZ tool, Chunky Embossin
                       Powders


Kathy

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy Birthday Fiona


When I seen this cute little Hippo image from Beccy's Place, I immediately knew I wanted to create a card with it.. You see here in Cincinnati, we have a really sweet little hippo that has her first birthday coming up. Our hippos Henry and Bibi had a baby January 24, 2017. She was born pre-mature and only weighed 29 pounds. Most baby hippos weigh within 55-120 pounds at birth. So the zoo formed a team of doctors and care takers for this little sweetie which by the way was named Fiona, they called themselves "Team Fiona". They took her from her mother because they were afraid her mother would not be able to give her the care that she so desperately needed and quite honestly if they would not have stepped in I don't think she would be with us today. They nursed her 24/7, feeding her special formula along with her mother's milk. Eventually she was reunited with her mother and her father. In July she made her first appearance in Hippo Cove with her mother. Our local news stations followed her and had weekly stories of her and her progression. My daughter and I like many other people not only here in Cincinnati, but all over the world fell in love with Fiona and as of December 18 Fiona was weighing in at 622 pounds.

Sadly on October 31, our zoo had to make a very tough decision and put Henry to rest. He became ill earlier and kept loosing weight, our zoo tried everything and he lost his fight but left behind a beautiful little girl. You can read all about Fiona here.

Thanks to Beccy's Place for this perfect image, I believe I am going to send this Birthday Card to Fiona with signatures of some of her followers that I work with. What do you think?


I used various Copic Markers, all from the Warm Gray family to color the image.

I made a little tutu because I've always imagined Fiona wearing a tutu. Both bows were made using my handy dandy Craft-Dee BowZ tool which can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my card and that I have inspired you.  Remember to please jump over to Craft-Dee BowZ and join in our this month.  As always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.

Hugs,
Kathy


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ben the Penguin

This is Ben the Penguin from Mo's Digital Pencil and I have used this darling penguin to create my card for you today plus it is my turn to post for Craft-Dee BowZ this month.  






I decided on a Clean and Simple card for this image and used my Copics to color him up.  The pattern papers I have used are from my stash.  



My card base is a piece of Kraft CS cut to 12" x 6" and scored at 6".  The red piece is cut to 5.75" square, the green pine tree piece is cut to 4.75" square and the piece the penguin was colored on was cut with a die.  I popped the colored and the sentiment piece up on foam tape, placed it on the card.

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool, you can purchase one here.  




I hope I have inspired you today and you will hop on over to join in for this month's challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ.  Our theme as always is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  

Hugs,
Kathy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Believe

Hi there I have a Crafty Creations Challenges Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Bugaboo and is called Elf 001.  I love how this little elf is running around with a string of ornaments like he just isn't sure what to do with them.



I colored my little elf with Copic markers keeping this card clean and simple. Added a little glitter to the trim on his hat, glossy accents to the ornaments and the bells on his shoes and hat.

Layered up a few papers I found in my stash and added the colored image on top of the layers.  Then I topped it off with a Simon Says Die - Believe.  The die is so cool, it has what is called bubble that fits right behind the word die, giving it more dimension.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment with a sentiment in the Believe Stamp Set and popped it up like the die with some foam tape.



Please remember to come join us over at Crafty Creations Challenges #356 for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.



Hugs,
Kathy




Friday, December 1, 2017

Winter Fox

Hi there I have a Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team card to share with you today.  The image is from Cute As a Button Stamps, called Winter Fox.  This darling little girls coat reminds me of a coat my daughter had when she was five.  However hers was red and not pink.  I believe I will make her a card and color the coat in red.



The papers I used were from a 12x12 paper pack that I had purchased a year ago to make photo albums.  I colored the image with my go color medium, "Copics".  I love my copics.



I added some little flecks of Stampendous Chunky Embossing flakes in white and heated them from the back side of the colored image so they would melt from the back and not fly away.



Different papers were layered together before adding the colored layer.  Then added some snow flakes cut from the small Lawn Fawn snowflake dies to embellish.  Added a pink bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  Bows have never been so easily made and I never waste any ribbon using the bow tool.  You can pick your very own Craft-Dee BowZ tool up here.



Please remember to come join us over at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge.  As always our theme is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.  We look forward in you joining in on our challenge and can't wait to see what you have created.

See you next time.

Hugs,
Kathy