Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

I would like to take this time to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  Enjoy the time spent with your family & friends. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Digital Delights - Dec.15

It's Thursday! :) One day closer to the weekend.  :D  It's the last weekend until Christmas is here.  :O  I still can't believe that the holidays are almost upon us.  Do you still need to make those last minute projects?  You still have time.  This week I used two images from Digital Delights new Christmas collection.  "Flurry The Snowman" & "Skier Slippy".  Both are colored with promarkers.  The sentiment is from the "Caroling Sentiments".  Right now there is a sale of all winter/Christmas images. The papers are from Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad - Nordic Holiday.  The fluff on the hats is flower soft white.  I used some stickles on the lantern.

This is the last post for Digital Delights until the New Year.  Don't forget to visit the Digital Delights Blog for more inspiration from the team and see this week's challenge.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Digitial Delights Dec.9 & Staedtler

It's Friday!!!  In just a few hours the weekend will be here. :)  I'm late posting my card for Digital Delights because my internet modem kept rebooting every few minutes.  It wasn't my service provider so that means it's either a virus or trojan.  It's been years since I had one of those nasty buggers.  Of course my antivirus didn't detect it.  So I had to run some malware and spyware softwares.  In the end I think the free online scanner from microtrend did the trick.  Knock on wood everything seems stable now.

Do you realize that in two weekends from now it'll be the Christmas Holidays????  How insane is that?  Digital Delights still has you covered for all your holiday crafts.  This week I used the "Jingles and Tree" image and the "Caroling Sentiments" image.  This time I used a method for coloring that I haven't used in a long time.  Pencil crayons with mineral spirit.  I have always loved this technique but I have to tell you since using the Staedtler Ergo Soft colored pencils I have a new found joy in this technique.  With other pencil crayons I had to go over numerous times to create a shading effect and when applying the mineral spirit my color wasn't spreading out so well.  With the Staedtler Ergo Soft I don't have to color everything.  The mineral spirit literally pulls out the color from these pencils.  For you ladies who love using this technique you have to get the Staedtler Ergo Soft pencils.  The papers are from Echo Park 6x6 paper pad - Season's Greetings.  Lots and lots of distressing using the Tim Holtz distresser.  To create the snow on the tree I used the Flower Soft white.  In my opinion it's still the best product I've used to create a snowlike effect.

Be sure to check out for the rest of their products.  Also please go to their facebook page  STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG  and click on like to see all the wonderful inspiration on how to use their products. 

And don't forget to head on over to the Digital Delights blog for more creative inspiration from the rest of the DT and also see this week's challenge.  You will also see some awesome specials going on!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Pointer Gifts & Crafts

Happy Friday Peeps!  Most of you know in October I went to Scrapfest in Oshawa.  I had an awesome time and I would do it again.  While I was walking the aisles of the venders I came across Pointer Gifts & Crafts.  There was a display of the most amazing, original and super sweet rubber images by Dreamerland Crafts.  Simon, the owner of Pointer Gifts & Crafts is the artist of Dreamerland Crafts.  When I saw them I just had to get my hands on some and create some cards.  I am happy to announce that I am on the DT and I will be showcasing his beautiful images.  There is a purity in his work that I haven't seen out there.  I will be posting at least one card a week.

Today's card is using the image "A Walk By The Seashore".  How angelic is she?  Can you see how I was compelled to create using this image?  She is colored with Promarkers.  I used a thicker cardstock this time and I wasn't crazy with the results.  I had to go over several times to achieve what I get once with the Stampin Up smooth whisper white cardstock.  Stampin Up is still my favorite for coloring with Promarkers.  The papers are from Memory Box 6x6 paper pad - Brioche.  For the faux stitching I used the Triplus fineliner from Staedtler.  The fineliners are beautiful to work with for fine lines and they come in many colors.  For the clouds I used the Die-Namics die, for my flowers I also used the Die-Namics rolled flower die.  TFL!  Be sure to check out Pointer Gifts & Crafts, they deliver and the customer service is super friendly.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Digital Delights - Dec.1st New Release

It's Release time again at Digital Delights.  You know what makes Digital Delights so special.  Not only are the images adorable but the price is low enough to make you want to get a selection.  Once again I had a hard time choosing which image to use because they are all so sweet.  I did make a choice and he is so stinking cute.  "Hop Hat n Tail Slippy".  He is perfect for A NEW YEAR's card, graduation, party, etc.  He is colored with promarkers.  The papers are from Prima 6x6 paper pad - Printery.  Gorgeous vintage paper that went so well with the theme I wanted to create.

Now head on over to the Digital Delight Blog to see what the rest of the DT did with the New Releases and while you're there check out the new challenge for this week.  Happy Crafting!!!