Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #524

 Happy Winter/Summer solstice.  Finally a dry day on the first day of summer here.  An added bonus is the air conditioner came on for the first time this year.  Might hit the 90's on Saturday and Sunday.  Then it's back to the upper 70's.  Boy howdy, i'll take this weather over steady rain any day!  Let's get the challenge started.  Here are our sponsors.

Prize~2 Digi images of the winners choice

Prize~2 digi images of the winners choice

Have I told you lately how generous these sponsors are?  Please go and show some love.  Without them there would be no us!

On to my project.  Short and sweet this challenge.  My image is from Leanns World 101 and is called Eric and Erica.  Here is my inspiration!

Using Prismacolor Pencils I colored Eric and Erica.  I did a 
print and cut with my Silver bullet.  Next I die cut 2 trees to go
on the blue and white snowflake background.  Using white glitter
paper, I hand cut a squiggle border for a blue holographic
ice skating rink.  

This is the inside greeting.  I just love Christmas in July season.
I cut 2 more trees out of blue paper and printed the sentiment
on clear vellum.  The snowflake paper is from DCWV 2013
Christmas/Winter big book.

So there is another Christmas card to put in my Christmas box.  At this rate I might be done by next July.  (kidding). 

Now a Queen Snowy and the 3 little kittens update.  Last Thursday they went with my DIL to a place called Friends of Felines.  Snowy got spayed and all the kittens got 1st shots and neutered.   Snowy came home and the kittens (to my knowledge) haven't been put up for adoption yet.  So here are a couple of pics.

Queen Snowy

2 of the 3 little ankle biters

The leader of the pack.

Would I do this again voluntarily?  Probably not.  By accident, of course.  I would help any animal in need.  So the kitten adventure has come to a close.  Good luck littles.  

So happy you came and visited today.  I'll be back in a fortnight with another project/challenge from Penny's!!

Stay Safe, stay healthy and know you are very blessed.

Happy 4th of July America!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #523 Always 'Anything Goes'

 Here I am again for another fortnight at Penny's Challenges!  Each challenge lasts 2 weeks and you can enter 3 times.  It has to be a physical creation.  No digi's allowed.  So let's get started.  Here are the sponsors in alphabetical order.

Prize~$6 Store Voucher

Prize~3 digi images of the winners choice

Wow!  Another pair of extremely talented designers and very gracious in sponsoring our challenge.  Please go show some love everyone!

Now on to my project inspiration.  I have used an image from Jan's Digi Stamps called Spring Tiger Lilies.  I have to say I did quite a bit of research on how to color lilies.  I finally settled on this.

First I colored the lilies using Prismacolor Pencils, 
Prang Pencils and an off brand that I purchased at Costco.  I 
tried to blend the colors with some sucess.  The papers are
from my latest trip to St. Vinnies Thrift Store.  I bought 3 huge
bags of 12x12 paper.  In those bags was an entire package of
colored vellum.  Many Miss Elizabeth's Scrapbook pages and
a full set of Derwent Watercolor Pencils.  I think I got a great deal
for under $30 US.  I added some purple bling and the saying
Live life on full bloom (from the digital image)

Here is a close up

Here is a close up of the large steel can.  The border was cut
from some of the colored vellum.

The inside has more bling.

Close up

Almost forgot!  It's an easel card!

Well now for new kitten pics.  They are now 7 weeks old and into everything.  I have them in the back of the house.  Mainly in my craft room and the bathroom.  Mama kitty is very much done running after babies.  I guess that is what nana's are for!  

3 weeks

4 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

Boom Cuteness Overload!!!

Just a couple of weeks for you to get your entries in.  Hope you will come and play along!

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and know you are blessed!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022


 Hello everyone!  I am typing my blog post on my new Mac Mini that dear Bob unofficially bought me for a belated BD present.  My old iMac was from 2008 and I was in desperate need of an upgrade.  I also bought a 4K HD Apple Monitor which I adore.  Since I was running El Capitan OS I couldn't run most programs and had to use my Win 10 computer.  But I love to design and the only way to do that is with a Mac.  So back to designing I go!!!  Let's see who our sponsors are and what they have designed for us to use for challenge #522.

Prize~2 single images of the winners choice

Prize~3 digital images of the winners choice

Everyone these two sponsors are so gracious in suppling images to various challenges.  Please go show some love and say a quick 'thank you'.

On to my project.  I have used an image from Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps entitled Blowing In The Wind.  The images designed at Ching-Chou Kuik are so beautiful.  I hope you like my creation.

Here she is.  A Faerie blowing in the wind.  I first cut my card
for a 6x6.  Next I made a frame out of dark purple and gold 
foil.  The background is G45 'Flutterby'.  Now for the Faerie.
I colored her using my Prismacolor Pencils on Koh-i-noor
marker paper.  (it's a little heavier and hold up to my heavy
coloring as done here) I had my Silver Bullet do a print and cut.
I also attached two nylon net butterflies.

The inside is made up of a mitered square made out of the foil 
from the front.  A yellow honey comb paper and a pink flowered
paper are also from G45. (I just love that all paper from G45 are
double sided)

My label that goes on the back of each card I make.

That is my project for this fortnight.  I think it turned out pretty good.  Oh I almost forgot.  Kitten update.  (will have photos next time) They are all boys!  They should be adopted very quickly.  I have to say watching them grow up is so fun.  Something new each day.  They are wrestling with each other and eating real food now.  Still to young to be adopted out.  Pics next time I promise!!!

So for now have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend (in the USA).  

Be Safe, Stay Healthy and know you are blessed!