July 29, 2012


Here's my card for Lesson 2 -- MCC's  Colored Pencil Techniques with Marie Browning.  We were to make a card incorporating one of the techniques in Lesson 2.  I combined two of the techniques -- coloring with pencils on colored paper and layering color (which is different than blending color).

I used a combination of of Irojiten and Koh- I-Noor pencils to color the "priscillastyles" butterfly.  I also used a Sakura clear star pen to add some sparkly accents. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenge:

Hope everyone has a great week!

July 23, 2012

Horse Head

Hi All!  I'm presently taking Marie Browning's class, Colored Pencil Techniques, at My Creative Classroom.  Here's my try for Lesson One -- Blending Color.  Coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils then blended with gamsol.  The Horse Head image is by "priscillastyles".

I will be entering this card in the following challenges
Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #149 -- Make A CAS (clean and simple) card
Joanna Sheen Challenge -- Animal Crackers  --Creations with animals on them
Crafty Catz Challenge #142 -- Monochromatic

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a great week and stay cool!

July 12, 2012

Snow Poke Card Kit

Happy Day, everyone.  If you've been wondering what I have been up to, check out Doodle Pantry's new Printable Card Kits.  I've been having lots of fun playing with the Snow Poke Card Kit to create the cards pictured above.  This digital kit contains images, papers, sentiments, and tags in PFD format; and also includes a PNG Elements file filled with a wonderful selection of digital elements.  Talk about the best of both worlds!  The possibilities are endless for very easy and quick card crafting.  So head on over to the Doodle Pantry Blog to check out Laurie's post announcing the new kits.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!

July 04, 2012

DPDC25 -- Happy 4th!

Happy 4th, everyone!  Just a reminder to let you know that July's  Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge (DPDC25) has been posted to the Doodle Pantry Blog.  It's easy to play along  -- just create a card or project using a Doodle Pantry image (not just a sentiment).  This month Laurie  will allow anyone to download the featured image --Tiny Triceratops-- for free, between July 1 and 15 ONLY... The download link and other prize information can be found here on Doodle Pantry's Challenge Blog.  Sure hope you can join in the fun!

Isn't the feature image,Tiny Triceratops, the cutest!  I used the outline image from this set to create my card above.   I colored the image with Copics, and dressed him up for Fourth of July with digital paper piecing and glittered tootsies. I also used patterned digi paper from DP's Stars and Stripes Digi Paper Pack .  The sentiment is from DP's Critter Parade  set.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Party Time Tuesday PPT#75 -- Be Patriotic/Show Your Countries Colors
Forever Friends No39 Fortnightly Challenge -- Inspired by USA - feature an animal

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday!

July 01, 2012

Doodle Pantry New Release

Hi everyone, ready for a little Christmas in July to cool things off ?  Well, head on over to Doodle Pantry as Laurie has just released a wonderful selection of new sets, including some adorable Christmas sets.  Today, I am showcasing one of my favorites -- Quirky Snowmen.  This set comes with both outline and pre-colored images, digi papers and a great selection of fun sentiments.  Besides all that, this set is "free with a purchase" from July l through July 15. Click here to go directly to the specials page.

For my card, I used the outline images and had lots of  fun coloring them with Copics, and dressing them up with digital paper piecing, glitter, fun flock, and flower soft .  Then I added some small pearls for 'snow'.   I also included a poinsettia embellishment that I made with the help of a poinsettia die set by Spellbinders.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Clearly Inspired Challenge #54 -- Red, Green and White
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenge June 29 -- Must use a digi
Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge #131 (DTBST#131) -- Christmas/holiday with sparkle and snow
52 Christmas Throwdown -- Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 192-- Christmas
Charisma Cardz Challenge #25 -- Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!