Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pirates in St. Augustine, Florida

Cute Pirate
Stitchy Bear
This Cute Pirate designed by Stitchy Bear is standing by a shop in St. Augustine, Florida, that makes costumes for the many reenactors who participate in special events. If you are looking for pirates, St. Augustine, Florida is the place to go. There is a St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum to investigate and also  The Treasure Hunt Adventure, where you cruise on board an actual pirate ship.
Here's that little guy again on an island with treasure! I used the Pirate digikit and merged him in Craft Artist 2

Stitchy Bear is the current sponsor of the Simply Papercraft Challenge. This image was colored in Prismacolor Pencil and some silver metallic Gelly Roll Pen. The image in the first card was merged with a color sketch of a shop by Sandy Brooke. This was done in the Craft Artist 2 program.

Come and share your talents with us at Simply Papercraft. Sponsored by Stitchy Bear.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Santa's Living Room

Fireplace
Limited Runs

Fireplace
I am really enjoying designing Christmas Cards. The Fireplace Set from Limited Runs our current sponsor at A Snowflakes Promise, has so many possibilities!

The Fireplace was colored with Prismacolor Pencils. It was scanned back into the computer and merged with bits and pieces from various digikits to make it into a lovely Christmas living room. I used the Craft Artist 2 program to make this happen! The second card shows Santa's List by QKR Stampede added to the living room. Following the printing of these two card, I touched up both designs with a bit of metallic red and gold Gelly Roll Pens.

It's my hope that these wonderful card have inspired you to join the current challenge at A Snowflakes Promise where any Christmas holiday project will be just fine. Sponsored by Limited Runs.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lost in New York City

Father Christmas 5

Scrappers Delight
Did you know that occasionally Santa takes  detour and sometimes gets lost? Well, if you are going to get lost, Central Park, the heart of New York City, isn't too bad!

Poor "Father Christmas 5," he looked so confused that I had to give him a nice card and help him on his way! He was designed by Scrappers Delight. I chose him for my design team card for Crafting for All Seasons.

I colored this Santa with Prismacolor Pencils and merged him with a background from the Manhattan Winter digikit with the Craft Artist 2 program.

It's Christmas in July at Crafting for All Seasons, so have some fun with the theme and join us. Sponsored by Scrappers Delight.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Xmas in July!

Rory and Mickey Under the Mistletoe
Ultimate Craft Girl


Lacy Sunshine

I know it's a bit early for holiday cards, but when I see a cute image or come up with a super idea, I have to go with it. Besides, I'm going to be ready when the holidays are here!

Lacy Sunshine is the current sponsor of the Crafting from the Heart challenge. The image I chose for my design team card is the adorable Rory and Mickey Under the Mistletoe. It was colored in Prismacolor Pencil and Prismacolor Blender Marker (just the coats and the hat) The image was merged with the holly Xmas paper background from the Christmas 2013 digikit, in the Craft Artist 2 program. I used a red metallic Gelly Roll Pen for the red bow after printing the card.

For my second design team card,  I chose Lacy Sunshine's Ultimate Craft Girl. she was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and merged with a background created from the Mother's Day 2011 digikit using the Craft Artist 2 Program.

I hope I have inspired you to enter the challenge at Crafting from the Heart, where anything goes. Sponsored by Lacy Sunshine.

Bear Bath

Charles Just relax
Charles Just Relax is designed by Crafty Sentiments, which is the current sponsor of the challenge at Artistic Inspiration.

This is my first card made for this design team. Charles is enjoying his bath colored in Prismacolor Pencils. He was merged with bits and pieces from digikits in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I hope you plan to enter our challenge at Artistic Inspiration, sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Let me introduce you to Rory sitting on a Rainbow, a Lacy Sunshine image, which I colored using my Prismacolor Pencils. I combined the colored image with a digikit background in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I plan to enter this card in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. The theme is "Somewhere over the Rainbow."
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Drive this Car for Xmas in July Challenge #11

Christmas Bulb Car
Cut as a button
Christmas Bulb Car
Have you seen the adorable Christmas Bulb Car by Cute as a Button artist Francesca Lopez? The elf and his car were colored with Prismacolor Pencils and merged with assorted bits and pieces in the Craft Artist 2 program.

I couldn't resist this image and so I design two cards for the same colored image.

Come and show us your work at the Xmas in July challenge #11!