Sunday, July 29, 2012

I'm hot, but not in a good way!

Phew!  It has been quite 'warm' here in Colorado - temps in the 90's and 100's.  I think I mentioned before that I have friends visiting from the UK so we have been out and about having fun - so I haven't been doing much crafting. I have however been doing a lot of shopping and every time I go into the store, the shop assistants always ask "How are you today?"  My standard answer (much to the embarrassment of the teenage daughters with me) is "Hot, and not in a good way."

I wish I could be 'hot' like this cute chick from Saturated Canary.  This image is called 'I'm sweating you'.

She is coloured with Pro Markers (skin: Blush/Soft Peach, hair: Vanilla/Sandstone/Mustard, clothes Salmon Pink and Cool Aqua.)  The paper is from Heidi Grace Designs (sorry I can't remember the name), ribbon and lace from my stash.  The flowers on the bottom are made with card candi (which I have raved about before) by Craftworks.  Here is a closer look at the flowers.

I bought a load of card candi a while back and shared it with my friend DeAnna from Paper Grandma. One of the packs she bought and shared with me was called 'Icing' - these are plain white pearlised.  I wasn't sure how much I was going to use these until she suggested that I could colour them with my markers to make perfectly co-ordinating embellishments (genius!)

Here is another look at a little detail that does not show up so well in the top picture - a little bead of Diamond Glaze for the sweat on her forehead.

Well, a short and sweet post today - hopefully it won't be too long before I am back again.  Stay cool.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Bunch of 'Bad Apples'

So yesterday I volunteered (last minute) to make a 'Get Well' card that my daughter needed.  As I have mentioned before she is a Denver Roller Doll - recently roster-ed on to the 'Bad Apples" roller derby team.  Many people who I have told about this have greet the news with some disdain, that I would let my daughter join these ranks of women who are generally regarded as somewhat 'trashy'??

Well, let me tell you about these so-called 'trashy' women.  One of them learned that a very young fan was in hospital diagnosed with a very serious condition - that skater immediately contacted the rest of her team and arranged to go and visit this little girl in hospital, take her a card and a load of roller derby goodies.

I volunteered to make the card for them all to sign.  Here is how it turned out.

All of this was cut using my Silhouette Cameo and files from the Silhouette online store.  The tree apples are stamped with Peachy Keen faces and mounted on action-wobble springs (sorry no video as I was cutting this one close to the wire.)  The sentiment on the sign was made using a single line font and a gel pen in my Chomas Pen Holder - I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The sentiment inside reads 'Get Better Soon!' - with plenty of space left for the team to sign and write messages (the card is actually 12" x 12".)

So at the end of the day I am proud of my daughter for being involved in Roller Derby, and no matter what others may think, I think she has an awesome bunch of teammates.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shine Card with a FREE digi stamp

Wow - long time, no hear from me :(  I would love to tell you that I had been whisked away on some exotic island for a vacation, but no such luck - I've been busy with chores, broken cars with flat batteries (not my forte - but the good news is I now know how to jump-start a car!), insurance companies (yuck!) and I guess just busy with life in general.

But today I am back :)  I spent yesterday evening in my craft room, looking at my poor neglected blog and some of the blogs I follow.  Everyone has been so busy making such beautiful projects (except me), so I decided it was about time I did something.  Obviously I needed to 'buy' a new digi  stamp, (isn't it amazing how a little craft shopping can get your creative juices flowing?)  My first port of call was The Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.  To my pleasant surprise (and relief to my credit card) I found that Krista (the very talented artist/owner of The Saturated Canary) had a free digi stamp called 'Fancy'.  She fits perfectly with this month's challenge over at Saturated Canary, so here is what I did with her.

She is coloured using ProMarkers (Blush, Soft Peach for skin, Vanilla, Sandstone, Mustard for hair, Cool Grey 5, Pink Lobster, Blender for dress and hair ribbon)  The paper is The Blackcurrant Stack (DCWV) and of course just a little touch of Diamond stickles for the hair.  The ribbon and gems are from my stash, the 'Shine' sentiment is computer generated, and the flower cut using my Cameo.

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you next time.