Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dazzled!

Hi Everyone and Happy Hump Day!

 All good things must eventually come to an end and after much consideration Monica Weaver from Add a Little Dazzle has decided to close the Dazzling Diva Challenge. The blog and boutique will continue being open offering unique creations and Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets. I invite you to continue following the Add a Little Dazzle blog.
 It is time for our final challenge at Add a Little Dazzle; we have a theme of 'Spring' for this, our last Dazzling Divas Challenge.




When I think spring, I think of getting out side and going for walks.  I usually start out strong and take the dog for walks too.  Sadly, this does not last for long.  One of these days, I keep telling myself, one of these days!

I decided to use my poodle die from the Top Dog Dies Dog Days #2 Die Set and go with a Parisian theme and 'go for a walk'. I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of yellow, black and white.   I used some Black Diamond Add a Little Craft Metal for the poodle die.  To give it dimension and texture, I used the paper stumps from the Embossing Tool Kit.
The frame is cut with a die from Heartfelt Creations.  Background stamps are Crafty Secrets.
I am linking up to Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge- 'Yellow'.  
 
I hope you can join us this week and have one last chance to win a gift certificate for Add a Little Dazzle!  You can link up your project on the blog,  and you can purchase Add a Little Craft Metal HERE, in the store. 

Have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Getting Dotty with The Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

It is Monday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge.  We are offering up some fun this week with polka dots!




I couldn't get the thought of using one of my Prima Dolls for this challenge out of my mind, so I paper pieced some yellow polka dot dp for the skirt. As  I have a thing for yellow, black and white, I went with the color challenge at the Color Throwdown this week~


I used the sketch at Stamplorations~

My circle cut out is lined with dotted vellum from PTI. I added some sparkle with sequins from Simon Says Stamp and Wink of Stella added along the skirt ruffle.  I also added score lines down the right hand side of the card, but they are not showing up in the photo.
 Hope you hop over to The Challenge and see all of the fab inspiration from the rest of the talented Design Team!  Then link up your own work of art!

Lee Ann  :)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Black and White with Kraftin' Kimmie!

Good Morning and Happy Weekend Everyone!

Sorry to be MIA for a bit.  My mother has taken ill and I flew out to Florida last Friday to be with her and my Dad.  I wish I could say she is better, but unfortunately, she is still in the hospital and does not have a diagnosis yet.  Thankfully, my brother was able to fly down and he is with them now.
I had just about finished this fun card using my new to me Kraftin' Kimmie set, Dishin' the Dirt, before leaving for Florida last Friday.
I finished it up last night for the Saturday Challenge, 'Black and White'~


Instead of using my Copics, I got my Prismacolor Pencils out for the adorable image.  I was initially going to go all black and white, but then I decided I wanted a hint of pink to her cheeks, which led to some matting using my highly coveted stash of Blush Blossom cardstock. 
The sentiment is heat embossed with white ep.  I used a Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Scalloped Border Die, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax Die and 'CAS'ual Friday Casual Vine Fri-Die to dress up the card. 

Hope you can play along!

Lee Ann :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Krafty Saturday!

Good Morning!
Hope you are going to get krafty this weekend!  There is a brand new Saturday Challenge up at Kraftin' Kimmie and this week it is all about twine!


So this turned out to be a happy accident! I wanted to play with stencils and practice layering them, as is done in mixed media.The background was sponged, then I outlined the tree branch/bird image and watercolored it very loosely, using my Derwent watercolor pencils.
  It really did not turn out as intended, but I realized that the scene I ended up with perfectly complimented this sweet image from Best Fur-iends that I had already colored up.  I fussy cut the image out, drew a black line around the background and added a couple of mats.  Lastly, I added some of my most favorite Hempitque twine. 
Come join us for some Krafty fun and if you link up your creation, you are in the running for a Krafty prize! 
I am linking this up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- 'Your Own Background'

Have a wondeful and Krafty weekend!

Lee Ann  :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Its Time for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

I am back with some more coloring using a super sweet image from Kraftin' Kimmie.


See?  Cute as can be! This is from the Fairy Friends Stamp Set
So, I colored this up for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie; as usual it is 'Anything Goes'.



I have also used the April Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch~


I used a variety of papers, PTI vellum, SU dp, Echo Park dp, Soft Sky cs, Neenah Cryogen white cs and some Flourishes white cs from my stash that I am using very sparingly.
I added lots of sparkle- Wink of Stella on the dress, wand,  and hair, clear glitter on the wings, clear glitter on the edges of the narrow panel, flourish, leaves, and flower.  There is also Tattered Angels Gold Shimmer Mist on the flower. 
I am linking up to the following challenges~
{Pin}spirational- 'Anything Goes'
Sister Act Card Challenge- 'Anything Goes'

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann  :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

Time for some Colors at The Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

Boy, one week goes by awfully fast!  It is time for a new challenge at The Challenge!  Thanks to all of you who tried our sketch last week. We had so many gorgeous entries! This week we have a color challenge for you~

 
I LOVE these colors!


I pulled out an oldie but goodie MFT stamp, colored her up and fussy cut her out.  I was in need of a sketch, and as luck would have it, the sketch at MFT challenges this week was just perfect!

I am also linking up to the challenge at Virginia's View- Layers and Dimension.
I used a stitched mat from one of my Blue Prints Die-Namics and stamped it with a SU background stamp, Hardwood.  Then layered up a stitched circle, some Hemptique twine, a star die cut, followed by the image.  I finished up with a heat embossed sentiment on vellum, die cut with another die from the Blue Prints Die-Namic.  
Check out all of the gorgeous inspiration from our guestie and the rest of the team!
Linda Snodgrass
Lori Tecler
Kim Wiener
Nancy Salked
Anita Madden
Kim Heggins
Michele Ferguson
Then check out Lesley's card and link up your card while you are there! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hop to see you in the gallery! 

Lee Ann  :)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone!
Woohooooo!!!  It’s APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our April release! I have used the Birthday Kids Stamp Set for my card today~


Isn't she cute??  I actually stamped her twice, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut out the cake and her right arm from one of the images.  This is popped up on dimensionals over the main image to add dimension to the cutie.


I used the sketch at Retrosketches~


I am also linking up to Seize the Birthday- 'Anything Goes' Birthday Card.

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a gift card to the shop!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Lee Ann  :)


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