Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Visit to the Candy Shoppe

       Gilli Lollipop does put me in the mood for paying a visit to the candy shoppe.  I'm thinking about those penny candy stores with the colorful dots, rock candy and pixie sticks ~ pure sugar!  :)
     There's a challenge going on over at House of Gilli and it's to make a card using your die cuts and punches.  I've used a Martha Stewart punch and some of my circle die cuts for this challenge.  I've colored Gilli with Copics and sprinkled much Diamond Dust on my card.  :-)
     Wouldn't you love a chance to win a Gilli goodie?!  Hop on over to House of Gilli to check it out.  There's always a fun challenge going on there.  Thanks for stopping by.  :)

     I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sweet Shopper Gilli

     Today I have a card made with my Shopper Gilli stamp.  I paper pieced Gilli's shirt and shopping bag and added shading with Copics.  The rest of the image I also colored with Copics.  I used a white gel pen to doodle on the paper, Uni-Ball Signo Broad and they are so much better than any other white pen I've tried in the past.  
     I made Gilli for the challenge over at Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog.  You must use ribbon on your card and we also have a photo inspiration:

     A couple of my favorite designers are the sponsors for our challenge:  anaRy of Gilli Stamps and Michelle Perkett digi designs.   So hurry on over to TTCRD and enter your card for a chance to win.  :)

     Also check out the magazine Through the Craftroom Door;  first issue by Colleen Holmes and it's now ready for your perusal.  Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by.  :) 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lucky Rabbit

     Here's a whimsical card I made recently using a Pixie Dust digi image;  I colored *White Rabbit* with Copics.
    ....added a little gloss to his shoes and nose with Glossy Accents.  He's a cute little fella, isn't he?!  
     I want to mention some exciting news about an online magazine Through the Craftroom Door which was recently acquired by a friend of mine Colleen Holmes, who is also the founder of The Outlawz site.  So that you can read some background information regarding the magazine, I'm going to cut and paste what Colleen has to say about TTCRD:  

"Are you familiar with Through The Craftroom Door magazine started by Suzanne J Dean & Marti Wills ? It's a fun craft magazine filled with articles, tutorials, crafting tool information and a whole bunch more. Suzanne and Marti's life has changed significantly since they started the adventure and have realized they no longer had the time to devote to it as they once had. Well I, Colleen Holmes am very honor to the new official owner of the magazine and very excited and scared to start this new adventure!! I have a lot of friends who are coming together to help me bring to you the best online magazine ever! The first issue created by me and my friends will be May 15. Please come check out what Suzanne and Marti created for it is filled with excellent articles and it is only going to grow bigger and better to fulfill their dream of having one of the best online magazines!!
Please come and see what we create! I promise it will have articles, tutorials, photo's and lots of other fun things to see and do! Join our TTCRD NING Group for subscription info and how you can submit submissions to be publish! We'd love to hear from you so come on over and find out what the magazine is all about!" ~ Colleen Holmes

Monday, May 7, 2012

Challenge 32 ~ House of Gilli

     I've been thinking about how I need to get out and pull some weeds and trim the shrubs.  Haven't done that yet but it did make me think of my Gilli Duty stamp because she's wearing good comfortable clothes for this sort of work.  So I inked it up and colored it for our challenge over at House of Gilli.
          Of course Gilli has to have a little bit of glamour so she's wearing Swarovsky crystal flatback earrings.  The current challenge at House of Gilli is embossing, as much or as little and any type you choose.  After much consideration, I settled on embossing the sentiment.
     I've colored the image with Copics but Gilli always looks fabulous with paper piecing or any other coloring medium.  Come and join our challenge and you could be the winner of a Gilli Goodie.  Hope to see you over at House of Gilli.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  :)
     I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
PanPastel ~ Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper ~ Inspire Me Fridays ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Through the Craftroom Door

It's the First Birthday of Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog and there are lots of prizes to be won for our current challenge.  Please click on the link or see the info below for all our wonderful sponsors!  For my Mom I made a gift card holder using my Cameo, and this is a view of how I decorated the back using a digi image from DigiDarla, and colored the image with Copics:

I'm entering my gift card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash ~ Mother's Day or *Girly*
Sweet Stamps Blog ~ For Mom
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Ribbon or Twine

There are so many prizes for Through the Craftroom Door Challenge Blog that I'm pasting the information from the site here:

Challenge #25, Happy Mother's Day

 We have another amazing challenge for you and it’s "Happy Mother's Day, Pearls optional"

We have some pretty awesome sponsors for our celebration.


For this challenge we have Paper Temptress, as our sponsor. Thank you Patricia.
Winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to her store.
We also have some wonderful sponsors for our Birthday celebration
Winner will receive 5 digis (winners choice)
DigiDarla is the brain child of Kim Eskola and her daughter Emilea.
Emilea and I both enjoy creating and when the idea of creating digital stamps came up, it sounded like the most wonderful way to earn ever! There was only one problem! We are both shy and dislike the center of attention! As a way of "hiding behind the scenes" and avoiding having one spokeswoman, DigiDarla was born!
Working with Emilea on this project has been a wonderful blessing and has stretched both of us. Emilea is a busy teen with her passion for art and training our 2 horses, piano and violin lessons, and squeezing in high school classes somewhere in between! She is also the oldest daughter in a family of 11!
Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to her store
Winner will receive a $10 voucher to her store
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

Color Me Creative Classroom

Winner will receive a free Copic class (winners choice)

~Your creation must be new (please do not link to old creations, they will not be entered in the drawing)
~Please link back to the challenge if you blog your card
~You may enter up to 3 Times
~Please follow the requirements for the current challenge
~Please link to your project not your blog
~You have one week to claim your prize

Don't forget we now have a monthly sponsor: Aletha from Ippity.
This is a MONTHLY prize and the winner will receive a $18.00 shopping spree, thank you Aletha.