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Monday, June 26, 2017

Walking in the rain

Hi All it is Afternoon here and I am a bit late getting started today.  I have insomnia so bad that my days an nights are turned around big time.  Anyway it isn't about me it is about this wonderful image and my playing with a new technique that I found. 
This is a Lacy Sunshine image that I have had for a very long time. So I printed up a bunch of them to color while watching Baseball with my hubby.  I love how she turned out and I found this water color technique on Utube and wanted to try it.  It is really simple and you can achieve such stunning results.  Lots of ways to use the water colors.  I have more ways to try this week so we will see how they turn out.  I know they are lots of fun!! 

I kept it pretty simple as I wanted her to be the center piece of my card.  the butter flies are a die cut from Stamp-in Up and the enamel dots are home made using Pearler beads.  I am always looking for ideas to save money as I make so many cards.  I think this one will be one that makes it into the box for the Cancer kids.

I hope you like my little lady walking in the rain.  If you do I hope you will leave me a comment and let me know.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  So till next time Happy Crafting.

Linda 

Flower Girl

Good Morning everyone.  Today is my day for posting for Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog, here
And a gentle reminder to come check out the Challenge there as you only have a few days left in the month to enter.

 
 

I have colored up a very sweet image for your inspiration today.   This is Image 688 and you can find her here in the Esty shop,  so grab a cup of coffee or whatever your drinking and be prepared to browse as there are literally tons of images to look at.  It is like Christmas in June.  I know I can spend tons of time on these sites but sure is a good way to spend my craft money.  So take your time and look around.  

So on to the card information.  I colored her with my copics as they are my go to way of coloring.  Once that was done I really wasn't sure what I wanted to do with her.  After sitting and looking at her my mind started working and I know it had to have more flowers.  So I made the large one with my classic rose from Heartfelt creations and shaped it with the flower shaping tool set I got for Christmas last year.  Believe me if you made these kinds of flowers that is a must have.  I tried white leaves but they got lost in all the light colored background so I went with the teal to match the base card    I colored the large flower to match as closely as I could.  Then I knew it needed some smaller ones so I grabbed my shoe box with all my flowers in it. I found these small ones from Recollections and decided to use those.  I added stickles to all there petals to make them stand out a bit more.  I also used eye shadow on the background of the image because with the white dress and white background she was lost.  You could use this for a wedding or bridal shower too.  It is a pretty versatile image and so pretty.  

I do hope you will come play along with us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog. The link for easy access is at the top of this page.  So grab your supplies and make your card and come join the fun for some wonderful prizes. 

So everyone it has been fun to show you my card for this new design team that I am on and I look forward to being able to do many more.  Let me know if you like this card here in the comments and I do want every one to know I read each and everyone of them.  So til next time Happy Crafting and hope to see you at the Challenge.

Linda DT SSS

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Inspiration by Linda "Come Softly

 Good Morning to all of you wonderful crafters.  Today is my day to  inspire your creative juices. 

My card today is a posting for the very creative artist Ching-Chou Kuik and her wonderful fantasy images.  This lovely image is called Come Softly (girl with Moth) and you can find this image in the Esty store here

 
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I decided that I needed to try some new hair colors so this time I went with Red and I am pleased with how it turned out.  
This is the 3rd Week of the month and our DT theme is Anything goes so I just went with what my heart told me to do.  Yeah I do that sometimes, just for fun.  She is colored with copics of course and the background is a die cut that I got from a friends die cuts and I love it.  Can't find it anywhere so I have to keep calling to ask for more.  LOL  I added some glitter paper behind it to make it sparkle  and the glitter paper was the exact color as the base card.  The flower I colored with my ink pads as it was stark white and was to light and didn't look good.  The gem is from my stash.  I didn't add a lot of embellishments to this one.  I loved the moth and how it stood out so wanted not to take away from that.

I do hope you will come down to Ching-Chou Kuik challenges here to play along with us our theme for this month and you still have a week to get in on the fun is Scent of Spring and we also have challenges on our facebook page as well.  I do hope you have been inspired and will leave me some love,  So tell next time all.  Happy Crafting to everyone one.  
Linda DT CCK


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My Dust Bunnies

Good Morning to you all.  I am posting this sweet image by Imagine that by Kris.  This is my dust bunny girl.  I have used this image so many times and once again I have made her into a card.  I have made wall hangings (for my craft room) and for my sister as well.  I didn't take a pic of the inside where I put the sentiment but it says don't feed the dust bunnies.  I used cotton balls to make some dust bunnies for the embellishments and I colored her with my copics. I would like to enter this sweet image into the challenge at Imagine that.  You can find that challenge here if you want to come play along.  You don't have to use one of Kris's images but if you do you get a free image from her and this time it is an adorable giraffe.  You have till the end of the month to join in.  Hope to see you there. 




Challenges I would like to enter this into as well
https://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Inspiration by Linda " Starry"


Hey everyone I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
  I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital stamps today.  My sweet image is called "Starry" and you can find this wonderful image here.

Today the DT theme is "Use Kraft Paper " so what I decided to do is color my image on Kraft Paper.   
I colored this with copics and mounted on it on a dark pink.  The gems are from Michaels and the stars are gems I have had for a couple of years.  The base card is white.  

I used eye shadow on the back ground to do the sky.  Then sprayed it with hair spray to make sure it doesn't come off.  

I would love to invite you to come play along at the challenge here at Ching-Chou Kuik and our monthly challenge theme is Butterflies.  We also have a facebook page that you can play along with as well.  I do hope you will come play along with us there as well.  
Well till next time I hope you all have a wonderful crafting day!!
Linda DT CCK



Monday, June 12, 2017

Fathers Day

Good Morning to you all.  I am excited  to announce that I have been invited to be on the Sherri Baldy Design Team.  I love her images and can't wait to see all that we get to do.  I will be posting for her team at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog twice a month and this sweet image is my first posting for her.  
This image is called  Bestie Boy and I am using him for a fathers day card.  This is a reminder for the Challenge at the blog here.
I do hope you will come play along with us.  It is Anything goes with the option for Fathers Day.  

I colored my image with copics and the hearts are a fiskars punch and I punched it 6 times for each of the three corners.  It raised them up like it would if it were chipboard. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so not to take away from the sweet image. 
 You can find this sweet image here at the Esty shop.  Sherri has many many wonderful images to choose from and is always coming up with more wonderful images so be sure to bookmark the store site so you can go back often and check out what she has come up with.  I know you won't be sorry.  She has coloring books as well if your interested in those.  

So till next time I hope you like my image and will leave me some love.  I do take the time to read each and everyone of the comments.  Till I see you next time Happy Crafting. 

Linda DT SSS

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Inspriation by Linda with "Butterflies"


 Good Morning to you all.  Today is my day to inspire you with this wonderful image from Ching-Chou Kuik .  She is called "Scent of Spring"  and you can find her here
Our theme for this month is "Butterflies"
You can find our challenge here so I do hope you will come down and play along.  
  We also have a facebook page to play along on too.  We have lots of great ladies on the site to meet and such great talent. 
I used my copics to color this image and with the theme of Butterflies, I chose this one for the butterflies and then added the large butterfly the the smaller one cut from aluminum from the top of the coffee cans. The small yellow one is from Stampin-up.  The doily in the back is half of one I had used on another card.  The Love sentiment is a punch from EK success and well used and much loved.  
So till next time have a great crafting day!!

Linda DT CCK

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ballerina

Good Morning to you all.  I do hope your having a good day and I want to thank you for visiting my blog and will leave me a comment.  

Today I am posting for Through The Craft Room Door.  Our sponsor this week is Crafts and Me.  They are giving an $8.00 voucher to there store as a price for this week.  I do hope you will join in and as it is always Anything goes,  You have till Monday night to get a card posted to be eligible for the prize.  Here is a little about the company and then I will give you the address to get to there store to look around.


We are a small family Craft business that came about when as a card making family, my daughters and young granddaughters and I that is! Not our men who do not make cards, although my husband has had a go....Could never find the stamps and crafts that we had seen advertised! 

So, in the end we decided to start up Crafts and Me, so that we could get the products we wanted not only for us, but to offer to other crafters like you. 

We love the different ranges of stamps and crafts that we get from all over the world and we hope you will love them too.... 

Our aim is to give you the best possible customer service that we can, and to treat our customers just as we would want to be treated ourselves. 

So, enjoy looking at our shop and if you cannot find a product you would like, or if you have any suggestions about our shop we would love to hear from you, just email us at info@craftsandme.co.uk as we are always looking for ways to improve our site.  Here is the addy for there there site. 
I hope you will go take a look around and see all the beautiful images they have to offer.  And good luck in the challenge.  
Mentioning the challenger here is the address to find that as well. we have a new challenge each week and it is always Anything goes so come on down and enter and join in the fun.  
Now last but not least I made my card for my grand daughter for her next Ballet Recital and so I kept it pretty simple as she is only 8.  I colored it with copics and kept the embellishments to just the two swirls that are actually brads.  I used eye shadow on the back ground to keep it soft looking.  Pretty simple but I think very pretty.  I know she will love it.  So folks that is it for me for today but before I go I do want to invite you all to go play in our challenge today.

Till next time Happy Crafting 
Linda


Thursday, May 18, 2017

On the Moon



Hello Everyone.  
Today I am posting for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.  My image is called "On The Moon" and you can find her here.

I love this image and she is so beautiful.  I colored her with copics and mounted her on a scap piece of designer paper and the base card is Turquoise.  The flower is Posey from Heartfelt Creations and shaped with the flower shaping tool that they sell.  The lace and ribbon are from my stash as well as the gems and the stars.  
The Design Team theme is Anything goes.  
Our Monthly theme is Ribbons and Lace and you still have time to join in the fun so here is the challenge site.

We also have a facebook page for you to come and play along.  You will meet many wonderful ladies there.  
I do hope you will all come down and play along with the challenge and the facebook page.  
So till next time Happy Crafting to you all.




 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spring/ Jasmine

Hi everyone.  I am so happy it is spring time here in Florida.  Sunshine and a nice breeze today.  

Today I am posting one of my favorite images for many reasons. You can find this beauty here in the Esty Shop.   First she is so beautiful and second she has all my favorite colors.  Why you ask?  Well our Design Team Theme at Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge is Favorite color.  
And as you can probably tell my favorite color is green.  And Green of any shade will do.  This one is all yellow greens and I love how she turned out.   When I like them this much they never get used or sold.  LOL  Any of you ever have that with your creations?  I know I have a few that I can't give up. 
I colored her with copics and the glittler pens for the swirls in the background.  
The black swirls are from Recollections, and the flowers are a stamp and die cut from Heartfelt Creations called Ariana Blooms.  One of my favorite flowers too.  I used distress ink on them and shaped them with my shaping tool from Heartfelt Creations as well.  The polka dot paper is just a scrap that I found in my scrap box so it looked good so I used it.  

Our theme for the month is Ribbons and Lace so if you want to join in you need to follow this Theme.
Our Challenge is here.

We have a facebook challenge as well and a challenge there to if you choose to play along with us there. 
We have some great ladies there so come join the fun. 
 



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coffee Time

Good Morning to you all.  I have had my coffee and I hope you have yours near by and are enjoying it.  I do love my coffee.  
Today the sponsor for our challenge is Digistamps4Joy and this wonderful image is drawn by Margy.  I love her images they are always so useful.  I can think of a ton of ways to use this image.  The sentiment comes with the image as well as one other.  

Here is some information on our sponsor for today.  The prize that is being given away this week from Digistamps4Joy is a $10.00 voucher to their store.
Since 2010, Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop - a unique South African online digistamp store – has been providing you with fabulous digistamps that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and often humorous. The store has verified PAYPAL facilities for our international clients, as well as PAYFAST and EFT for our South African customers.   You are welcome to enter our monthly card challenges on our Blog at http://digistamps4joysa.blogspot.com and of course “like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/DS4Joy where you will receive regular updates on our activities.

This is for a challenge at Through The Craft Room Door Anything goes challenge here 
I do hope you will come down and join in the fun.  Our challenges run from Tuesday to Tuesday each week so you still have time to join in the fun. 
Now let me tell you how I made my card.  The background was so much fun. I do love to experiment with different backgrounds.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and used my Stampin-up ink and an large brush and just swiped the brush over till I got the colors the way I wanted them. ( I did wet the paper first and also used some water with the inks as well.)  I let it dry then cut out my images as I wanted to stack them on top of each other.  I colored each of them differently as you can see and used copics to do that.  I had my sister in mind when I made this card and it ended up being her birthday card.  She is so into the coffee and the french vanilla creamer I knew she would love this.  I had a the other sentiment ready but dropped ink on it and ruined it so had to go with this one.  Good thing I always print more then one at a time when I print.  LOL  The two red enamel dots I made my self by melting Pony beads, it is a lot cheaper then buying them already made. 

Well this is it for today so I do hope you will come join the fun and play along with us this week.  We do have a weekly challenge and it is always Anything goes. 

So til next time Happy Crafting all
Linda TTCRD DT

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Endless Waiting




Hi Everyone.  Today is my day for your inspiration for Ching-Chou Kuik Stamps.  My image is called "Endless Waiting " and you can find her in the Esty Store here.  She is a new one and she is stunningly beautiful, in my opinion.  
I have colored her with my copics and wanted to keep every thing soft and pastel in the image so as to make her stand out on the card that I made.    Our theme this month is Ribbon and Lace so as you can see I used both.  The lace is from some I found at a garage sale and the ribbon was bought for me by a friend. The flowers are from Heartfelt Creations called Ardiana Booms and I shaped them with the flower shaping tool kit they sell.  I inked them with distress inks and added some glitter.  The back ground paper is a scrap that I found that looked good so used that too.  The base card is the shinny paper they have out now;  At least it is new to me. The leaves behind the flowers are from a sizzix die cut.  I do love how this one turned out and hope you do as well and will leave me a comment.  I do read them all.  Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope you all h ave a wonderful day. 

I sure hope you will all come down and play along this month in our challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik digital stamps here.  Just remember the theme is Ribbon and Lace.

 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Live Laugh Love Rose Block

Well Good morning to everyone here. 
 I have to say that this is one of my favorite cards that I have made recently.  It was fun to color and I love the background.  I made it a long time ago and it is called the Bokah technique and fit the color scheme so I used it.  The scroll at the top is a die cut I got from an RAK and the only one I have..  Th butterfly is a die cut that I got from a friend.  The base card is a pink color that matched the pink in the background.  I wanted to keep it simple because the image is the focal point on this one.  
You can find this image on the Bugaboo site here.
I made this card for our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door here

The prize this week is a $12.00 voucher to purchase what ever images you want from their site.  What a great prize... 

 Here is a little blurb about the Bugaboo Stamps.
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 

So I would like to invite you to come play along with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Anything Goes Challenge this week.  
So till next time Have a great Crafting Day!!

Linda 
DT TTCRD

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sweet Compaion

Hi all I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  
Today is my day to inspire you for Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps.   This wonderful image is called Sweet Companion and you can find her here

I colored my image with copics and mounted her on this cool honeycomb paper.  I added the flowers and they are from Heartfelt Creations and are the Adriana blooms set.  The swirls behind are cut from my cricut.  The heart gem is from my stash as well as the gems in the centers of the flowers.  

The DT theme this week is as always Anything goes.  I do hope you will come play along with us at our Monthly challenge and you can find that here 

I am wishing you a wonderful day and happy crafting too.  

Linda DT CCK
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Old Lady

Well Good morning to you all.  
Today  I am posting this sweet little lady  by Sandra Caldwell.   This is the image I chose to use so I could sent it to some of my "old" friends.  I have made 3 different cards with this one so far.  
I colored her with copics and looked for the perfect papers to go with her and her colors.  This one the back ground paper is from Recollections from Michaels.  The Sentiment is from sizzix and there are lots of fun ones in this pack.  The die cut that I used to cut the image from is also from sizzix and be beads are from Joanne Fabrics.  



So folks till next time Happy Crafting. 
Linda.