Dueling Darlings – May

I adore the 15th of the month. It’s so exciting! That’s because it’s the day I get to see what my fellow Divas did with their kit…and I get to find out what those cheeky Dazzlers worked with. Yes, I called them cheeky! Why?? No clue. Seemed like something I’d call a duel opponent (say it with a slight Antonio Banderas Zorro accent and you’ll see what I mean).

But back to the point. Today is post day. This month, my card kit came from Judy. Judy sent a great floral theme kit, based on the theme “April Showers Bring May Flowers”.

I used the Sarah Kay image and colored her up with pencils. This is unusual for me, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out. I was going to use one of the sentiments, but it wouldn’t quite fit (too big, too long, etc), so I bypassed it this time. Guess I could have thought out the layout better, but I like how this turned out! I believe all these papers came from the Crate Paper, Maggie Homes “Bloom” paper pad.

Sketch credit to very old Mojo Sketch (possibly).

Now, I’m off to visit my friends cards. See you in June!

TCCCB – Birthdays!

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Birthdays. How many birthday cards do you send in a year? Well, get a start on your stash and play with our challenge!!

We do have three sponsors this May 15th challenge, but the one that I get to play with is Mari Digis. Masculine image options are often a challenge, so I was excited to find this Dr. Spock in the gallery. So happy with how this one turned out!!

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!

Sketch Saturday #463

Welcome back with another challenge at Sketch Saturday!

Today’s sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, one of my favorite digi artists and a fellow Canadian! There is a fantastic variety of quality digital images on this site, so go on and check them out.

So, here is our sketch for the week:

I decided to work with Kidz – Ice Cream. I thought this would make a great birthday card image and since I have a little girl, that’s exactly what I did with it. Her next birthday isn’t for quite awhile, but we’ve got pretty much a million birthday parties to attend now that she’s in school, so this will get used up quickly, I’m sure.

As you can see, I twisted the sketch a bit (I’m a rebel that way). I meant to turn it for this image, but placed my “bits” in the same corners – so, I guess you can say that I stretched the sketch instead. I think you can still tell that I used the sketch, so we’ll call that okay.

Like me, feel free to rotate the sketch for your creation. Just as long as we can tell you were inspired by our Sketch! Get your fabulous creation linked up prior to the deadline on Friday (check the challenge page for the time in your zone) and be entered for a chance to win a prize from Bugaboo Stamps.

I’ll see you in two weeks with another Sketch Saturday challenge. Don’t forget, they play every week.

Prickley Pear May New Release, Day 5

We’ve been having fun here all week with the New Release at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. Sadly, the week is winding down, but I’ve got a few more projects for you to finish up the week.

And, don’t forget that we have regular posts over at the Prickley Pear blog, so swing by every Tuesday and Thursday to check us out.

My first project on this final Friday post is this one featuring Sammie the Sheep and the I Miss Ewe sentiment. This is one of several adorable animals released this week, including Bessie the Cow and Prissy the Pig. Plus, there are five related sentiments that make this a fun set of stamps to work with.

This might be one of my very favorite images this week. I love tulips and I was pretty excited to see this pretty Bucket of Tulips. It’s one of many new florals in the store.

If you see anything you like, don’t forget that there is free shipping on orders over $15 until midnight on Sunday May 14th. Use the code FREESHIP in the coupon box upon checkout.

Thanks for hanging out with me this week! We’ll see you again soon with more great goodness from Prickley Pear.

Prickley Pear May New Release, Day 4

Welcome back, everyone! If you’re here for the first time this week, then you’ll want to know that we’re celebrating the May New Release with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

There are lots of newly available goodies in the store and they’re all handily located in the New Release section of the website. Keep adding a few to the cart to make your total over $15 and you’ll receive free shipping too with the coupon code FREESHIP at checkout.

This New Release has three fantastic new fairy images, plus their fantastical friend, Della the Dragon. I paired Della with the Let Your Faith Be Bigger sentiment. Just a note, those easy floral embellishments come from the Poinsettia Leaf Die, available in the store.

I also like this new Prickley Pear Bicycle stamp. It was the perfect match up with this sentiment from the Scallop Circle and Oval 4 Floral set.

I won’t leave you now! I’ll be back tomorrow with my final two projects of the week. See you then with more new release options from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Prickley Pear May New Release, Day 3

Is your midweek mojo in need of some inspiration? Good thing the Prickley Pear team is here for you. It’s Day 3 of the New Release with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and I’ve got some cuteness to show you today.

This is Frog on Mushroom. It’s such a FUN image to color! I love mushrooms somehow and even better when there’s a frog sitting atop it, right?

If you want to see this guy colored differently, swing by the blog today. Two of my fellow Design Team members have gorgeous alternatives with him today.

You can check out all the new release products in the Prickley Pear store. And, this week orders over $15 receive free domestic shipping. Just use the FREESHIP code in the coupon box at checkout.

I will be back tomorrow with more fun with the May New Release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. See you then.

Create with Riley & Company

Hello Everyone!! It’s a super amazing two post day here on my blog. The Prickley Pear New Release continues, to check out their blog, as well as my post right here.

And, it’s my regular Tuesdays post with Riley & Company blog, and I have a few projects with New Release product that I saved for you this week.

My first project is with that fantastic new Funny Bones, Get Up, Get Coffee. This stamp is one of my favorites from this release and I love how it turned out on the Easel I posted on Friday. I also decided to play with it on a card and this is what I created. Neato, right?

I colored the individual parts of the sentiment in different colors, one at a time, and stamped them on white paper. Then, I cut them out on white cardstock with the Round Word Bubble dies.

I then positioned them where I wanted them on a second white piece of paper and stamped my three Riley’s. Here I’ve used Figure Skating Riley, Coffee Riley and Cheerleader Sophie.

I then masked off my desired pattern, stenciled and then attached my word bubbles in place for a cute result!

The other card for you today is this one. This sentiment was also released last week, 60% Water. I’ve paired it with accessories from both Summer Fun Accessories set (the waves) and the Sports Accessories set (the fish) for this cute scene. The Riley used in this project is Floating Riley.

I hope you enjoyed my projects this week! We’ll see you in a few weeks for another creation with Riley & Company. Thanks for stopping by.