It’s Humphrey’s sister Lottie

Hello everyone!

It’s Friday with Steph and it’s Humphrey time! This week, our design team was given the opportunity to pick whatever image we want to showcase and I’m back with my favorite elephant! She is just the most adorable not so little thing!


Here she is:

She was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, every opportunity to practice my pens. I used IG2, IG4, IG5 for Humphrey; CT1, CT2, CT3 for the yellows, TB3, TB5, TB7 for the blues, TN7, TN8 for her shoes – it’s so easy to pick a color, it’s already pre-packaged in the range you need to use! My background paper is by Teresa Collins and my tag was wrapped with zigzag patterned washi tape by Queen and Co. at the bottom. Sentiment is from Justrite Stamps and the twine is from Doodlebug Design.


It’s time to look back …

Hello everyone,

I always feel very nostalgic at the start of a New Year. Don’t get me wrong – I’m excited for a new beginning; I’m not used to writing 2012 in print yet but I’m sad that another year has gone by. So this 1st challenge of the new year at CMC challenge is aptly themed “RETRO” – use BLACK, PINK/HOT PINK and WHITE.

The Sponsor this week is GuyLou’s Inimitability. Don’t forget when you play along the entire month, you are also entered into the monthly drawing for the shopping spree at Oozak. How can you beat two prize opportunities – head on over to be inspired and get to coloring.

Use any image you want as long as they are colored with Copic Markers or Promarkers. Your card must also be newly created.

Here is my Retro card:


I just learnt how to color my own retro clothes at Color Me Creative Copic Class 5 - it’s full of many more fun techniques to learn and this is also Suzanne’s last Copic class. So come check it out.


Celebrate the season

Hi Folks…

Christmas is coming – I’m so happy – I love Christmas, it’s easily one of my favorite holidays. Presents, food, family, my birthday, my kid’s birthday (yup – we all have our birthdays 1 after another in consecutive weeks/days) – what’s not to love!

It’s also time to celebrate the season at Tuesday Throwdown too. Today’s challenge is to make a card that celebrates the season – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice … you get the idea.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps.

Here is my Christmas card:

Papers are from Authentique Paper, the corner holly image is from Robyn’s Fetish, Sentiment is from Justrite Stamps.

I choose the papers for this card when I saw the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger title “Deck the halls” – the music and the decorations on the papers. Then I saw those big giant baubles on the inspiration photo here:

Don’t those berries on the mistletoe look like those big baubles? Then I added the framed sentiment to my mantle – oh wait, I guess I got carried away decorating my house card. The rest as they say is history!

Fa la la … Have a Holly Jolly Holiday season!!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Stamp

Mark’s Finest


Dimensions and Textures

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is “Lots of dimension and textures”. LOL – has that ever been a problem in the card making world?? I guess this is one challenge we should see lots of entries.

Our sponsor is MY GRAFICO and I used this delicious strawberry jam image. And loaded her up with about 6 layers of papers, a felted strawberry 3-D sticker from American Crafts, decorated with flowers and pearls, popped up the jam jar and the sentiment from Just Rite Stamps for even more dimension; added a doily and sewed the edges for texture. All the white cardstock is from PTI and I just bought their white adhesive sheets to try (used it on the sentiment border and the mat for the jam jar) and they are the most convenient things.

Here is the card:

How’s that for an overkill on texture and dimensions? Now I’m off to weigh her to make sure I don’t need extra postage – oh, and I better give her a fitting too, to make sure she fits in a regular envelope.

Have fun with your dimensional and textured card!! I sure did with mine.

Challenges entered:

Papertrey Ink August 2011 Blog Hop

Stamping Scrapping Challenge – just rite stampers


Simon Says Stamps

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge

Fussy and Fancy Challenge

Moxie Fab World

Pile it on