Saturday, January 20, 2018

Charming Spring Girl

Hello Everyone my name is Kathy and this is my first Blog Post as a Design Team Member with Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I am thrilled to have this opportunity and look forward to working with some really awesome Design Team members.

When Denise from Lil Patch of Crafty Friends asked me to create something with this darling image I was so excited. You see I love to color little people images.

Sponsor for this Challenge is The Paper Shelter and the name of the image I am using is Charming Spring Girl.

So here is my card that I created using the Charming Spring Girl.

After printing and coloring the image, I cut it out with the rounded rectangle die and added some details with my gels pens.  Then cut some other elements with other dies to embellish with.

Here is a side view of this little cutie:

I hope you will hop on over to Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and join in on the fun and check out all the inspiration from the other team members.

Stamps:  Digital - Charming Spring Girl   
Paper/Card Stock: My background was cut from Bristol Smooth and I used a MFT cloud stencil for the sky, then distressed another piece that I cut with a Lawn Fawn die. 
Ink:  Citron and Lucky Clover and Broken China Distress Oxide
Dies Used:  Miscellaneous rounded corner rectangle, Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders and Mama Elephant Hello dies
Accessories:  Copic Markers

Thanks so much for stopping by.



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.



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.


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.  
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


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.