Sunday, December 15, 2013

Missing You Dragon

Love these Bo Bunny papers so I paused in my Valentine's Day card marathon and made some of these. Digi from Doodle Dragon Studios colored with Copics, digi sentiment from Create with TLC.

Some Valentines

The deadline for Valentine's Day cards for Operation Write Home is December 31st.  It's always better to get our cards in earlier than that, so I've been trying to get my box filled and out the door by tomorrow. I haven't been posting since I've been trying to get a bunch done.  Thought I'd share what I've made. Since I do multiples, in most cases each card was made 6 times (love those 12x12 cardstock sheets!).

Digi image from Tiddly Inks - the lips are covered with Glossy Accents and the bow was cut out and added on top for dimension.  The digi sentiment is from Create with TLC, cut out with Spellbinders circle dies.  Cow patterned paper from Canvas Corp.  OWH sketch 36. 
Digi image from Doodle Dragon Studios colored with Copics.  Digi sentiment from Elegant Word Art. Sizzix Hearts embossing folder, Splitcoast Stamper sketch 7. 

Digi image from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copics.  Verve sentiment stamp.  Splitcoast Stampers sketch 395.  First card's papers are from Imaginisce (hearts) and Basic Grey (distressed black).  The second card has papers from American Crafts.

Digi image from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Copics.  Verve sentiment stamped on My Favorite Things Fishtail Banner dies.  Basic Grey paper, Fiskars border punch, and OWH sketch 167.

I just might squeeze in a few more cards because I haven't used some MFT stamps yet and I just saw a great sketch over at CASE this Sketch for some masculine Valentines.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

Valentines with Silver

Three versions of some cards I made using a bonus OWH sketch.  The digi is from Tiddly Inks called Silver Valentine and colored with Copics.  The sentiment stamp is from Verve.  The first two cards have papers from American Crafts and the last card's dp is from my stash - a piece of cardstock from a make your own calendar set from Debbie Mumm.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge 202

Another great sketch this week for the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge.

  • OWH sketch 202
  • Lawn Fawn border stamp colored with Copics
  • Hero Arts Lil Hoots bears and sentiment
Well, it's back to watching football.  Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Card for Two Challenges

Today's Midweek Throwdown at Operation Write Home's Stars & Stamps Blog is Valentines Cards. Also today, Tiddly Inks is having a great sale, so I was going through my digis to make sure I didn't purchase a duplicate, and decided to make a Valentine card with this cute image already in my files. Wednesday is also the day for a new sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, so I decided to use their new sketch 465 for my card.  I already knew what papers I was going to use since I had a 6x6 pad from American Crafts (XOXO) just waiting to be used.  The hardest part was coloring with my Copics since I'm still relatively new to them.  Coloring the hair was quite an experience!  I hope I've done her justice.  I used MFT Fishtail Banner dies and a sentiment stamp from PaperTrey Ink to finish off my card.

Well, that's it for me today.  One of my dogs is crying for her supper, so I better get her fed!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge 464

I use a lot of sketches from Splitcoast Stampers, though  I rarely get any cards done in time before the next sketch challenge comes out.  In fact, tomorrow there will be a new sketch, so I just squeaked getting a card done.  Since Valentine's cards are due to Sandy by December 31st, I'm busy making as many love/Valentine's cards as I can get done before the deadline.  I hope to get my box in the mail no later that the 17th.

  • Splitcoast Stampers Sketch 464
  • Digi from Digi Darla colored with Copics
  • Sentiment stamp from Micheal's
  • Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder
  • Herringbone paper from Recollections
  • Spellbinders circle dies
  • Viva Pearl Pen (just a little black dot for the dog's nose!)

Thank You Card

I made some thank you cards using Basic Grey papers and a stamp from my stash.  Always good to get some done for my OWH boxes.

Monday, December 2, 2013

OWH Sketch Challenge 201

I made a Valentine's Day card for this week's Sketch Challenge 201 at Operation Write Home.  Since I've been on a Doodle Dragon Studios binge, I knew right away what image I wanted to use for this week's sketch.  (This card looks a lot better in person because the background paper is truly white instead of the weird gray color the photo shows.)

Supplies:  Digi from Doodle Dragon Studios colored with Copics, Recollections heart paper, Verve sentiment stamp, EK Success border punch

Doodle Dragon Studios Valentine's Cards

Quick post of  two Valentine's cards for OWH using characters from Doodle Dragon Studios.

I made this card last year, and I decided to try to color the image with Copics this year.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get a brown to work for this little guy's face and stomach.  I did finally succeed, but not until I'd given up and used the pre-colored image!

Supplies:  OWH sketch 37, Verve sentiment stamp, Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder, hearts paper from Recollections.

I also made this card last year, however, this year I colored the image with Copics instead of using the pre-colored version from Doodle Dragon Studios.  I also found my "bee mine" sentiment this year, so I could make a pun!

Supplies:  OWH sketch 41, Basic Grey papers, sentiment stamp is unknown.

Lil Hoot

Thought I'd try another card using Lil Hoot from Hero Arts.  A quick, fun card to make!

Supplies:  Darice striped paper, Poppy Stamps fence die, MFT Fishtail banner die.