Monday, August 29, 2011

G is for?

Welcome to my blog! I have to tell you have been making comments on other blogs and I do have to said sometimes it is hard to see their card when they leave their card so small even when you click on their card to make it bigger the card does not get much bigger. So I glad I’ve been making my card pretty big so everyone can see all of the card. It is time for Squigglefly. I just love the image I used it is called “Teddy Garden”. The sentiment is from Sentiment 4 you.
Start date: 29 August 2011
End date: 11 September 2011
Theme: G is for...
Sponsor: Letraset
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The copic makers I used to color my image are: Tree G24, G21, G20. Hat E35, E33, Sunflower Y19, Y18. On his band, gloves in his pocket and the cuffs on his pants I used R24. Bear E55, E53, E51, E50. Fence E25, E23, E21. Jeans B95, B93, B91. Bird B14, B12. Grass YG67, YG63, YG61. Rake C1, C3, E25, E21. Sky BG000, C1.

Supplies: Copic Markers (Too.Inc.), OozakArchival Brilliance Pigment Ink (Olive)Printer ink to print out my digital images, Crygoen White 80# , DCWV (Die Cuts with A View), Was able to used some of my Scrapes. Zutter 1/2” “Round it all” corner rounder. Martha Steward “Frond Leaves” and “Grass”. Fiskars “Apple a day” and “Pumpkin”. Computer, printer and software to edit picture size. Paper Trimmer. Adhesive. Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Tsukineko) Diamond Glaze, Pearl Pen “Sunny Yellow”. Beads Glass Embellishment (middle of sunflower)Measurements:
Card Base 9.25” x 6.25” Score in half.
Base layer is 4.5” x 6”.
Top layer is 4.25” x 5.75”
Image size is 3.5” X 3”
Sentiment is 1.25” x 1.25”
Have a wonderful week everyone.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tree that stands alone, Something different for me

Tree that stand alone

We are starting now with Challenge #17 at Cards for Men, if you would like to join us the challenge is ANYTHING GOES  but you need to remember you need to make a MAN OR A BOYS CARD.  The challenge starts today and ends August 28th. Our sponsor for this challenge is Hope Jacare. The image is called “Bird in a Tree”. My background paper is from the Angel Company. My dots are made from the Pearl Pen color Sunny Yellow.  You can win 3 digi’s from her designs

 I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgw School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts. I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Stitchy Bear Stamps.

This is how I did my card. I did a little tutorial for you to sow you how I made the frame around the tree.

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I used my brayers to created the colors on my card. I used Kaleidacolor and the ink color I use is Melon Melody, if you have never used this ink it is an ink that you can slide a part after you open the top and it is raised it come in so many different shades of colors it is by Tsukineko.

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I punched the edges with Carl Carla Craft corner punch. When you start with your thread you need to start on the back and tape it close to the edge. Very thin Metallic thread when I wrapped it around several times on one side to give it a thicker look.

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Go to the next punched area and wrap it around several times for the thickness, and so fourth.


This is a picture of Carl Carla Craft corner punch.


Here is the finished framed card. I hope you enjoyed my simple card. We had a wonderful week end in Wisconsin the weather was perfect. I hope your week end was just as nice.

Hugs, Patricia

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Autumn Blessings

Autumn Blessings

I needed to do a fall card for a friend. This image is from Sititchy Stamps, I think she is so cute so I thought I would use her on a card. Stitchy is also having a challenge all you have to do is use one of the images they sell in the store. So the is challenge #74 for them. I also used her for one of Splitcoast Stamper challenges called Dare to get Dirty and that is how I got the sketch for my card.. This is the first time I have enter a card in one of Splitcoast Stamper challenges so that was fun. The sentiment I used is from Digi Doodles.

Autumn Blessings

I used several punches one from Punch a Bunch called small maple leaf and the other one from McGill’s called flourishes. I used my Spellbinder Scalloped Oval to cut out the image, Stampin up circle punch to cut out the sentiment. Pearl Pen and added some Sunny Yellow dots. My paper is DCWV (Die Cut With a View). I printed my image out on Neenah solar white. Sponged around the top with Brilliance ink Sky Blue.

Autumn Blessings

Copic markers are Shorts YG67, YG63, YG61. Shirt Y15, Y13, Y11. Skin E50, E00. Shoes C00, C1. Hair E35, E31, YR21, YR24. Leaves and Grass E07, E25, E31, YR12, YR09, YR04, Y35, Y32, Y38, G24, G21.

Thanks for stopping. I hope you are having a good week.

Hugs, Patricia

Sunday, August 7, 2011

In my garden

Gilli in the garden

Can you believe this I’m still working on getting better. I do not like this. My sore throat is better but I’m still horse when I talk so I try not to talk but still pretty weak. I take a medication for my arthritis that make it hard for me to fight off any kind of infections but this is the first time I have been sick since I have been on this medication. I’m not sure this is the right thing for me. I’m going to have to have a talk with my Rheumatologists. Enough about that.

Over at Color Me Creative we have a new Challenge #24 starting August 7 and ending August 19, 8:00pm EST. The challenge is FRIENDSHIP, we would like you to color you embellishments to match your card with your copic markers. This challenge is open to anyone who loves to colors with copic markers just stop by and check us out. Our sponsor for our challenge is Gilli, if you would like to stop by and see what stamps  Gilli Rubber Stamps has pleas do. The Gilli I used is called Renaissance Gilli.


My butterflies, they are called Exotic Butterfly (small) set of 3dies, Frangipani (Plumeria)  with leaves die, English Tea Party Doily die, are all from Cherry Lynn Designs. I have a circle cutter I used to cut out my image, sorry I do not know who makes it. The gems I used I colored them with B37 copic marker.

Gilli flat

The ribbon I colored with B37 copic marker. I also made a pin using 1-10mm, and a pearl 1-5mm pearl with a 1-3mm Swarovski Crystal. My top bead is called a coin bead but I can’t remember what the name of that bead is. I do not have any of the cheep beads. I thought they looked nice together. This is a nice way to use some of my beads also.

Gilli in the garden close up

The pearls I colored that are around her neck and on her ears, I used copic marker  B37 and these are just cheep beads. These are the copic I used to color my stamped image. First I stamped her on Cryogen paper. The other paper is from Stampin’ up.  Dress B37, B34, B32, E40,E41, E42, E43., Hair E31, E25, E50, E51. Skin E00, E000, E51. Floor E87, E81. I sponged around with distress ink color Tea Dye.

Have a good week. The weather man says it is going to cool down but that is what he said last week and it did not cool down. So we will see. Be safe everyone. Until next time.

Hugs, Patricia

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My grandson and even Mommy did it, come see what

in a brad

Remember this handsome young man. This is my grandson Aiden he has been doing something very special for a real long time. He has been growing his hair out. He wanted to donate his hair when it is long enough to locks of love so he can help all the children that do not have any hair. I took this picture in March 2011.

Aidens before cute    mommy back

This picture was taken just before they cut their hair. Now another good thing came of Aiden’s idea Mommy said that she would grow her hair out as well. So Aiden is on the left and Mommy is on the right.

aidens front mommy front

They both look like they did something wrong, put it was the other way.


aidens cute hair after

This is the cut after it is all done. WOW!!! Look how long Jessica’s hair is and look how think Aiden’s hair is. Aiden’s was 12 inches long and Jessica’s was 24 inches long plus they cut a couple more inches off to make a style for their hair.

mommy and aiden

So mother and son look really good after it is all done and grandma is so proud. I could not ask for two more beautiful people to be in my life. I do have the most wonderful family anyone could ever want and bless then all. So proud to be a grandma♥♥♥

Thanks for sharing my story.

Hugs, Patricia

In the garden

In the garden

Hello to all my friends. I do hope your week is going better than mine. I was hoping I would be feeling much better but I’m a little better today but not much. I did go back to the doctors yesterday and she give me a stronger medication and I can feel it is working a little so I do hope I will feel better tomorrow. I made this card, not for any reason and I wanted to share it with you. It is an image from Tiffany Doodles, if you look under flowers you will fine “Dogwood Branch Digital Stamp”. Tiffany has many wonderful flower images. I printed my images out on Neenah Solar white 80#. I really like Neenah paper.

The other paper is from K&G Company. It is called Purple Butterfly Glitter paper. This one of my favorite colors but I also know someone else that loves these colors so I might surprise her with a card for no reason. I know she love my cards. I hope you can tell I have Deco Art/Glamour Dust Crystals and I put some very lightly on the flowers, I wanted then to match the paper. If you would see the card it looks so much prettier then the picture. The embellishments I used I cut out of the paper I could not through any of it away. Around the frame of the flowers I put some Inka Gold color I used is purple. My pearl dots are from Pearl Pen,color “Ice White” and I make then myself.

In the garden close up

Copic marker are V95, V93, V91, V25, V20, BV0000, YG67, YG63, YG61, Y15, B0000. I hope you enjoyed my card. It is going to get cooler here at least that is what the weather man says. I sure hope so. I would love to turn off the AC and let in some fresh air and take a nice walk but it has been so HOT a person can not catch one’s breath outside.

Hugs, Patricia

Monday, August 1, 2011

Know you can fly

Know you can fly

Sorry I have not been around much but I have not been feeling very well. I made time to get my card dome for our challenge at Cards for Men we are at Challenge #16. I used an image from Make it Crafty and my image is called “Alf and Dylan fly a Kite digi stamp”. They have so many wonderful digi stamps you really need to stop by and check then out. This was hard for me you need to keep your card “Clean and Simple” but this image helped because their is so much going on in it. The sentiment I found at TLC creations it was one of their free sentiments, they have so many wonderful images and sentiment they give out free every day, always remember to give then a big thank you when you take the free images.. Our Sponsor for our challenge is

Start Date:  1 August 2011
End Date: 15 August 2011
Theme: Clean & Simple
Sponsor: One Stop Card Crafts

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I guess you do not have much to say when it is “Clean and Simple” card. The paper I used is from Die Cuts with a View. The ink is from my printer. Buttons and I cut the backs and shaved then to make sure they would lay flat.

Know you can fly close up

Copic markers for the boy his Shirt and the Flower YR68, YR65, YR61. Shorts, socks and undershirt B24, B23, B21. Hair E37, E35, E31. All Skin E51, E00, E000. Kite R39, R37, R35. Both Shoes C00, C1, C3, C5. Elder gentleman suite YG67, YG63, YG61, I also added some white from the Gelly Roll Pen and I have a hard time with that… I really do not know if I like it. I have tried before and I’m just not sure so I stopped. Ground G28, G24, G21. For the background I just sponged softy some Brilliance “sky blue”.

Got some medication from the doctor today so I hope it helps me feel better. This has been around way to long. Have to go tomorrow for some blood work hope they find out what this is. I hope everyone had a great week end. It is still so HOT and I’m sure it is that way by you so please stay safe. Have a wonderful week everyone and I do have more to share with you so I will not be so long next time.

Hugs, Patricia