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Friday, November 25, 2016

I LOVE FAERY INK !!

Hey everyone!  Kind of a long post from me today, so please sit back, relax and hopefully enjoy what you are about to readSmile

If you have followed my blog for any time at all, then you know that I used to be on a crazy number of design teams (DTs), and although I loved every minute of them and enjoyed all the artists I worked for over the past 7 years, last year, I decided to take a step back and cut down my DT commitments.  At present, I am an active creator on 4 DTs and I do administrative tasks for a few additional DTs.  I have really enjoyed my reduced number of commitments because it has given me the time and freedom to create what I want, how I want it without feeling rushed and also leaves me time to promote the artists that I currently DT for through my blog and other social media outlets of which I am a part: Facebook (as Audrey Ernst and Creations by Hippieaud page), Twitter (as Hippieaud), both Pinterest and Instagram (as Hippieaud Ernst).

Over the years, I have made a ton of friends and crafty connections through my DT work and crafting in general.  I love meeting new people and making new friends.  I have even been fortunate to meet with, in person, a great many of those who were initially online friends from crafting.  I think being a part of a DT is not only a fun way to be able to share an artists images and ideas with others, but that it also serves as an important tool to promote each artist and hope that your enthusiasm for their images and talent is shared by those who visit your blog, see your social media posts and participate in social media groups dedicated to a particular artist, eventually leading to purchases in their shop.  I also enjoy entering challenges to promote my various creations, and although I haven’t been as diligent about doing that in the past few months, I do intend to begin that again – one of several crafting New Year’s Resolutions.  I have always thought in my mind that the reason I have been chosen to the DTs that I am on is because I am serving the purpose of making an artist’s designs well known and well loved (or at least that’s what I been attempting to doWinking smile)

Another resolution I have is to relax and color more.  I have been coloring with Copics for over 7 years, and I became Copic certified, both standard and intermediate, back in March 2012 – I can teach Copic classes as a result, but I am unable to certify others – that is only allowed by those employed by Copic International.  Copics are my very favorite coloring medium, although I have used other markers (Shin Han, Spectrum Noir, Prisma) and I do occasionally add some pencil to my coloring (Prisma, Lyra and Spectrum Noir).  I love to color, I find it very relaxing.  I also love to find new and different ways to use my Copics, be introduced to new techniques, try new color combos, etc.  As such, I always take whatever Copic classes I can find, either locally at a shop or online and am constantly looking for new tutorials and videos on coloring, which I find super helpful.  Every class I take has taught me many new and useful ideas on how to improve my coloring and push it further. 

Now, you are probably wondering about the title of this blog post – I love Faery Ink and how it relates to the above.  I have been part of the Faery Ink DT since it began several years back.  I own almost every Faery Ink image currently in Amanda’s shop (I am honestly probably only missing a few) and I think they are amazing.  I have definitely noticed over time and after being a part of many different DTs, that some artist’s images really suit my coloring style and I always am excited to color them, and other artist’s, although I love their work, just don’t mesh with my personal style.  Faery Ink images remain one of those that I am always thrilled when I get new images and I always have so much fun coloring them and experimenting on them with different styles, color combos, etc.  I am not sure I have a favorite Faery Ink image as I honestly love so many of them, but 2 that I find really breath-taking are Aja Autumn Leaves Fae
Aja the Autumn Leaves Fae by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com
Lady Lahla Anthea by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com
Below you will find a project created with Lady Lahla Anthea.  Although I love all kinds of crafting – altered items, mixed media, 3D projects – my favorite craft to put together is a fancy fold card.  I don’t know what it is, just something about measuring, cutting, folding and the resulting project that just really makes me happy and makes me feel like I have accomplished something wonderful.  I have never sold any of my creations, but I have had many friends encourage me to sell them at local craft events – who knows, maybe some day.  For now, I just like to give them to my friends, my kid’s friends, my friend’s friends (I have had friends request cards to give for weddings, birthdays, etc.) in addition to charities and children in need when I have the opportunity to do so.

I was thrilled to have been asked to make a wedding card for my friend’s friend who got married this past summer.  I chose Lady Lahla Anthea for this creation and I colored her with very light pastels, a variation that I rarely use.  I am really proud of how this turned out.  I chose this really wonderful fold that I found from a tutorial on Beccy’s Place blog.  The papers are from an Echo Park set as well as the “Congratulations” banners.  The bride really loved the card and I was so excited that I was able to create something that she will be able to keep and cherish forever.
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Copics used:
Hair:  E79, E47, E57, E23
Face/Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R21
Lips: RV34, E04
Gown: RV34, RV11, RV10 and lots of colorless blender
Flowers are various combos of RV66, RV55, RV53, RV34, RV32, RV11, Y08, Y11, Y13, B00, B02, YR23 and YR21.
Flower leaves are YG67, YG17, YG03
I have 2 more Faery Ink projects to show off today.  These are ones that I just made in the past couple of days for Thanksgiving and for a good friend whose husband has been hospitalized for over 2 weeks now with a foot infection.

This first card I made for my Mother-In-Laws sister, who lost her husband last month, and dealing with loss of a loved one is especially difficult during the holidays.  I chose Fairy Queen Bee image because I think she is stunning and felt that she sent the right message of beauty and positivity in the face of loss. 
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I did something fun for my coloring for this image – I used Sepia tones with a very small hint of red (insides of some of her flowers) as well as some glitter with my Atyou Spica.  Otherwise, I used only the following colors in various combinations:
E04, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 and E59.
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I went with another fancy fold, a new one for me this time, tutorial also found on Beccy’s Place and called Gatefold Window.  I used Sizzix dies and Hot of the Press die for sentiment, which is a Jaded Blossom clear stamp.  My papers are Doodlebug Design.
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I chose bling crystals from Prima, a Petaloo flowers and butterflies to round out my embellies and really put this gorgeous image in the spotlight.  Below is a close up of her colored.WIN_20161125_13_52_21_Pro
My last creation I wish to share today is a card I made for one of my very best friends.  She has been going through a very tough time and I wanted to cheer her up especially since yesterday she had to spend time with her husband in the hospital and then come home and prepare a meal for her 4 children and her 2 parents.  I chose this fun image Snickerdoodle and Snail as it is cute and whimsical and to me it just brightens up my day.
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I chose bright, happy colors to color this cutie.  Copics used:
Snail – V09, V17, V15 and V12
YG85, YG82, G43, G40 (also used for Snickerdoodles wings)
RV99, RV19, RV17, RV09, RV02 (also used for Snickerdoodles hair)
Skin/Lips - is E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R21, RO4, R02
Outfit – BG78, BG75, BG49, BG45
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I added fibers from my stash, sentiment from Reverse Confetti clear stamp cut with die from my stash, SU button and Zva Creative bling flourishes.  Fold is another new fancy one for me – the tutorial calls it a Centre Easel Step and I really think it was a great choice to show off this amazing image.  Btw, my friend really enjoyed it.

Well, it’s time to sign off now and I really hope you enjoyed my creations and story that I have shared with you today and hope you will come back soon.  Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving everyday!!
Audrey

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BINGO–3 IN A ROW CHALLENGE AT THE PAPER SHELTER

Oh goodness, I have been so out of it this week!  First of all, my husband and I traveled to North Carolina with our boys, who had a soccer tournament there, last Thursday.   All day Friday, I thought it was Saturday, then thought Saturday was Sunday and on Sunday, I didn’t know what day it was!  We didn’t return home til after midnight Monday morning and then Monday was so busy catching up from being gone for 4 days, that by Monday evening, I thought it was Tuesday already!  Now my kids are off today for Thanksgiving holiday so I completely forgot it was Wednesday and I am late with my challenge post, something I never let happen!  So, apologies for the lateness of today’s post.

 

Happy Wednesday, yes, I have confirmed today is Wednesday LOL.  It's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is
BINGO – choose any 3 in a row from the board below to come play along.
 
Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

For my card this week, I chose
Keep Warm digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop.  I went diagonal from top left: Sentiment, Digi Stamp, Buttons – on the BINGO board.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with my Cameo.  I chose these fun papers from Doodlebug Designs and buttons from SU and Bag O Buttons.  My sentiment is from a clear stamp and cut out with Crafter’s Companion die.

 
I loved coloring this adorable image and putting together my card.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Saturday, November 19, 2016

HARVEST HAPPENINGS CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, although, this weekend is a bit busier than most as we are away for a soccer tournament and have early games both tomorrow and Sunday.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is HARVEST HAPPENINGS.    Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 10pm EST on Friday, December 2, 2016 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too - new stamps are being added to the SALE all the time.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released! 

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I used this adorable image “Harvest Hedgehogs” from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This  image is colored with Copics and I used my Cameo to trace the image and then cut out with a slight border around the image.  Papers are from Doodlebug Design, sentiment is from Stampin’ Up and is cut out with an MFT die.   I chose a bling flourishes from Prima, buttons and twine from my stash to decorate my card.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP REMINDER–CHRISTMAS IS COMING CHALLENGE

It’s time for the reminder post for our challenge at Imagine That! Creative Playground - our challenge posts on the first Saturday of the month and then a reminder on the 3rd Saturday, so this post is for our reminder.  Our challenge can be found at Imagine That! Creative Playground and our theme this time is CHRISTMAS IS COMING.  Please visit the blog for our rules as well as to come play along with our challenge and to see all the other DT gals awesome creations.  Our challenge runs until 11:55pm on December 2, so hope you will come check it out!

Finally, don’t forget about our Imagine That! Facebook Friends and Fans group and our FB DT challenge.  Plus, we’d love you to share your Imagine That! Digistamp projects there.  Sure hope you will come join us.

For my creation today, I chose  Angel Harpist set.  I used one of the images and one of the sentiments from this lovely set. 


Image is colored with Copics.  Both image and sentiment cut with my Cameo, sentiment inked with Memento dew drop.  I used papers from Cloud 9 Designs, stickers are from Jolee’s Boutique, Little B and K and Co.  and bling/pearls are from Bo Bunny.
I sure hope you like it and will come join our challenge at Imagine That Creative Playground.
Hugs!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

FAE OF THE MONTH AT FAERY INK!!

Today is our One Day Fae of the Month giveaway at Faery Ink and as always, this month's image is a beauty!  Her name is Ophelia Vanity Fae and you can find out all the details on how to claim your free image at Faery Ink Facebook Group and Faery Ink Blog.

 

I always love the Fae of the Month and each month I try to do something different with each Fae of the Month – use a different than my typical color scheme, try a new technique, etc.  This month I went with a mainly monochrome theme and colored in golds and yellows, 2 colors that I usually use very moderately.

 

I also chose a fold that was new for me when I made this card – I have since used it a few times, but this was the first one I made with it – the diagonal gate fold.  There is a nice tutorial on it on Splitcoast Stampers.

 

Sadly I couldn’t capture the sentiment on the close view, but you can get a nice view of it here when the card is open.

 

This beauty is colored with Copics, and Atyou Spicas and cut out with my Cameo.  I chose Basic Grey and Bo Bunny papers, added an embossed piece of gold vellum, a gold doily, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, flowers from Prima and Doodlebug Designs bling.


Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration. Make sure that you visit the Faery Ink Shop to pick up this FABULOUS FREEBIE – today ONLY – and to see all the wonderful images there, especially all this month's New Releases!! Also, remember you still have time to play in our monthly challenge – this month we are looking for your CHRISTMAS/WINTER creations – info. is available on our Faery Ink Facebook Fan Group page.  Hugs:)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW RELEASE #4 AT IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP–Marianne’s Hamster

Welcome to day 2 of our New Release showcase from Imagine That Digistamp Shop!   This is the final image for this current New Release.  Kris has designed some amazing image sets that you are definitely going to want to add to your stash of images!   Please pay a visit to our blog, Imagine That Creative Playground, where you can view samples using each of the New Release sets.   The New Releases will be displayed in 4 separate posts, you saw 2 yesterday and get 2 today, with this being the last one, so make sure you keep coming back to Imagine That Creative Playground to view all of the new sets.  

Until Friday, November 11th, you can grab each of the new releases for 50% off--NO coupon needed!  You can find each of the sets from the new release in the Featured section of the store by clicking HERE.  Be sure to grab this fantastic deal NOW before it is too late!

 

Our second New Release for today is the adorable Marianne’s Hamster set.  I had such fun working with this image.

For my creation, I chose the image of Marianne holding her hamster, as well as one of the sentiments featured in the set.  I colored the image with Copics and cut out with my Cameo.   Sentiment is also cut out with Cameo and then daubed with Memento ink. 

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I chose Doodlebug Designs papers and added jute ribbon and then placed the sentiment on top of it.  Additionally, I chose Zva Creative bling flourishes.  On the inside panel, I added Doodlebug Designs stickers.  Snowflake sticker is from my stash.

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I sure hope you like it and make sure to head on over to Imagine That Creative Playground to check out the rest of the fabulous DT creations!

 

Reminder that our current challenge is  CHRISTMAS IS COMING - to find out more about it, please visit Imagine That Creative Playground.  You can also find our challenge rules there and see all the DT gals awesome challenge samples.   Hope you will come check it out!

Finally, make sure to visit Imagine That Digistamp Facebook Friends and Fans group where our FB DT will be showing off their New Release creations as well as a challenge for you to join. 

 

I sure hope you will also stop in at Imagine That! Digistamp Shop to see all the amazing sets, papers, etc. for sale and don’t forget to take advantage of the 50% off sale!!

Hugs!!

NEW RELEASE #3 FROM IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP–SHOPPING SANDY

Welcome to day 2 of our New Release showcase from Imagine That Digistamp Shop!   Kris has designed some amazing image sets that you are definitely going to want to add to your stash of images!   Please pay a visit to our blog, Imagine That Creative Playground, where you can view samples using each of the New Release sets.   The New Releases will be displayed in 4 separate posts, you saw 2 yesterday and get 2 today, so make sure you keep coming back to Imagine That Creative Playground to view all of the new sets.  


Until Friday, November 11th, you can grab each of the new releases for 50% off--NO coupon needed!  You can find each of the sets from the new release in the Featured section of the store by clicking HERE.  Be sure to grab this fantastic deal NOW before it is too late!

Our first New Release for today is the adorable Shopping Sandy set.  I had such a great time working with this image.



For my creation, I chose the image as well as one of the sentiments featured in the set.  I colored the image with Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura glitter pen and cut out with my Cameo.   Sentiment is colored with Copics, also cut with my Cameo and Stickles then added.   My papers are from Echo Park.  I added stickers from K and Co., Jolee’s Boutique and Bo Bunny.

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I used a tri-fold pop up box concept for my card.   I sure hope you like it and make sure to head on over to Imagine That Creative Playground to check out the rest of the fabulous DT creations!

Reminder that our current challenge is  CHRISTMAS IS COMING - to find out more about it, please visit Imagine That Creative Playground.  You can also find our challenge rules there and see all the DT gals awesome challenge samples.   Hope you will come check it out!

Finally, make sure to visit Imagine That Digistamp Facebook Friends and Fans group where our FB DT will be showing off their New Release creations as well as a challenge for you to join. 

I sure hope you will also stop in at Imagine That! Digistamp Shop to see all the amazing sets, papers, etc. for sale and don’t forget to take advantage of the 50% off sale!!
Hugs!!

CHRISTMAS IS COMING CHALLENGE AT THE PAPER SHELTER!

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is
CHRISTMAS IS COMING.
 
Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

For my card this week, I chose
Christmas Decorations digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop.  I colored it with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using my Cameo.  This new fold I have recently discovered is a diagonal gatefold and it has quickly become one of my favorites.  I chose papers from Doodlebug Designs and stamens and berries from my stash.  Sentiment tag is a sticker from the paper pack and I cut out 2 frames behind it with a Lifestyle Crafts die.
 
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On the inside of my card, you can see the wonderful Christmas image and bling from Recollections.
 
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I loved coloring this adorable image and putting together my card.   I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEW RELEASES AT IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMPS!

Woo hoo, we 4 New Releases today at Imagine That Digistamp Shop!   Kris has designed some amazing image sets that you are definitely going to want to add to your stash of images!   Please pay a visit to our blog, Imagine That Creative Playground, where you can view samples using each of the New Release sets.   The New Releases will be displayed in 4 separate posts, 2 today and 2 tomorrow , so make sure you keep coming back to Imagine That Creative Playground to view all of the new sets.  

Until Friday, November 11th, you can grab each of the new releases for 50% off--NO coupon needed!  You can find each of the sets from the new release in the Featured section of the store by clicking HERE.  Be sure to grab this fantastic deal NOW before it is too late!

Our second New Release for today is the adorable Lorie’s Peppermint Mocha.  I just love this image and she was such fun to color.

For my creation, I chose the image as well as one of the sentiments featured in the set.  I colored the image with Copics, cut out with my Cameo and added Stickles.   Sentiment is also cut with my Cameo and then I daubed a couple Memento inks over it.  My papers are from Doodlebug Designs.  Tree and bling embellies are Recollections.

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I used a drapery pleat fold in the center of my card.  I sure hope you like it and make sure to head on over to Imagine That Creative Playground to check out the rest of the fabulous DT creations!

 

Reminder that our current challenge is  CHRISTMAS IS COMING - to find out more about it, please visit Imagine That Creative Playground. You can also find our challenge rules there and see all the DT gals awesome challenge samples.   Hope you will come check it out!

Finally, make sure to visit Imagine That Digistamp Facebook Friends and Fans group where our FB DT will be showing off their New Release creations as well as a challenge for you to join.  Sure hope you will come visit us there as well.

 

I sure hope you will also stop in at Imagine That! Digistamp Shop to see all the amazing sets, papers, etc. for sale and don’t forget to take advantage of the 50% off sale!!

Hugs!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

FAERY INK CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH BELLA AND BEAU

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  All was great here, a break from soccer for the next few weekends, although we were still pretty busy – had my oldest daughter's Communications Class over Friday night to tie dye their class t-shirt.  It was so much fun, but lots of work!

I am sharing some inspiration with you today from Faery Ink Shop and you can also view this post on the Faery Ink Blog along with lots of other inspiration and New Release posts.    I have chosen the awesome digital stamp, Bella and Beau's Christmas Party, this month for my inspiration post.  This stunning image can be found in the Faery Ink Shop - just released yesterday - and better yet, it is part of a set of 2 digi images - you will also get Bella and Beau's Christmas Morning image - for a great, special price.    As always, Amanda's images from Faery Ink Shop are super fun to color - always so many options and often great scenery included in the image.

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I really had fun coloring this image with my Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura Glitter pen.   Image is cut with my Cameo and then I added Stickles for the fur on their hats.  I chose Heartfelt Creations papers and made a Bendi card.  I have only ever made one of these previously, and this one turned out much better!  Sentiment is from MFT Stamps and cut with die from my stash.  I then added a pearl from Bo Bunny.

Hair:  Bella E18, E19, E08, E97, YR21; Beau C9, C7, C5

Face/Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00

Lips: Bella R37, R35; Beau E04, R21

Christmas Tree: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG03

Bella's Hat and Beau's Sweater: BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90

Beau's Hat and Bella's Sweater: RV99, R59, R39, R37

Bella's Scarf and ribbon on present: V99, V95, V93, V91

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Please pay a visit to the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially the most recent New Releases!!  Also, come play along in our monthly challenge – Christmas or Winter   - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.

**Don't forget our DT CALL!  Hope you will apply to join this amazing DT - details available HERE.

Wishing you all a great week!

Hugs:)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

HAND COLORED IMAGE CHALLENGE AT DI’S DIGI DESIGNS

Happy Saturday to everyone!    Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, especially because they allow me the opportunity to sleep in!   Life is actually giving me a “breather” this weekend as the boys are on break from soccer for 2 more weeks.  I love soccer and watching my boys play,  but we have been so busy with it, it’s just nice to have some down time.  Of course my girls have gotten really busy these past few weeks, but it’s all good.

 

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is HAND COLORED IMAGE.    Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 10pm EST on Friday, November 18, 2016 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi images.

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.  There's also a BIG SALE going on now at  DI'S DIGI STAMPS, so hope you will check that out too - new stamps are being added to the SALE all the time.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released!  Hope you will check them out!   

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I used this adorable image “Snuggle Izzy” from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This  image is colored with Copics and I used my Cameo to trace the image and then cut out with a slight border around the image.  Papers are from Doodlebug Design, sentiment is from MFT Stamps and is cut out with Crafter’s Companion die.   I chose a number of embellies from my stash to round out my card.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PEARLS/GEMS Challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!

The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
 
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks, so this week it is Team B hosting the challenge.  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge is
PEARLS and/or GEMS.
 
Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

For my card this week, I chose
Penguin Friends digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop, I colored it with Copics and cut out using my Cameo.

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I loved coloring this adorable image.  I chose these lovely papers from Bo Bunny and bling from Want To Scrap, ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, pearl snowflake and sparkly button from my stash.  Sentiment is from the paper I used.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Monday, October 24, 2016

DESTINY CHRISTMAS AT THE BEACH–FAERY INK INSPIRATION

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!   Hope everyone had a great weekend.  All was great here, a break from soccer for the next few weekends, although we were still pretty busy – went to a great Halloween party Saturday night and got to enjoy some really lovely weather all weekendSmile

 

I am here to share some Faery Ink inspiration with you today.   I have chosen the awesome digital stamp, Destiny Christmas at the Beach, this month for my inspiration post.  This stunning image can be found in the Faery Ink Shop, in fact she is BRAND NEW!    As always, Amanda's images from Faery Ink Shop are super fun to color - always so many options and often great scenery included in the image.

 

I really had fun coloring this image with my Copics.   Image is cut with my Cameo and then added to die cut background from MFT.  I added Stickles to her hat brim and pom and some embellie sea shells from my stash to go along with the beach theme.  This double pocket card is made from circles cut with my Cameo and then folded and trimmed.  Papers are from Bella Blvd.

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Sentiment is from a clear stamp set and I chose this great double tag die cut from my stash to make the insert for the top pocket.  I added ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Ribbon on bottom of card is also from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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Hair:  E29, E57, E 35, E53

Face/Skin: E04, E13, E11, E21, E00

Lips: E04, R21

Bathing Suit: B24, B26, B28, B69

Flip flops: BG09, BG07, BG05

Christmas Tree: YG67, YG17, YG13, YG03

Sand: E37, E34, E33, E31

Hat/shovel:  RV99, R39, R46, R29

Beach Towel: R89, R85, R83

Sure hope you like my creation and hopefully it has given you some inspiration.  Please pay a visit to the Faery Ink Shop to see all the wonderful images there, especially the most recent New Releases!!  Also, come play along in our monthly challenge – HALLOWEEN   - you can check it out at Faery Ink Facebook Group.  Wishing you all a great week!

Hugs:)