Sunday, October 1, 2017

30 Day Challenge Completed


I did it and more!  The 30 Day Challenge from the Daily Marker.  And it was so much fun to carve out purposeful "me time" for the whole month.  I generally colour and craft a good bit but not like this.

So here are my colourings:



And then, I realized I had a few, ahem, favourites from the Bloobel Store :-O


~Shelley

#thedailymarker30day


Sunday, September 3, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge



So, I'm gonna try lol.  The 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of the Daily Marker.

Day 1 thru 3 so far:

MFT, I Knead You

AHNM, Dolly Sunshine

Bloobel Stamps, Ice Cream Cool https://www.bloobel.com/products/ice-cream-cool-digi-stamp


#thedailymarker30day

~Shelley

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Inspired by Brenda Quintana

I saw a fireplace with "stockings hung by the chimney..." and a little black cat . So many possibilities with this one. I adhered window sheet inside the front die cut window and filled the box with loose Christmas coloured Hershey Kisses.

 

Brenda just inspires me.

I've used all current product EXCEPT the Baker's Twine.  The Cat Punch will be available September 1.

You can find Brenda's original design at QbeesQuest.

I've always liked to decorate a table with little treats and things for my card classes or special dinners but I tell ya... I now look at every punch and die cut with an eye for "what else can I do/make/re-purpose with that" lol.  Brenda has done that to me/ruined me lol.

And so it goes with the Cat Punch. I already had some Hershey Kisses on the table to stuff into my previous make and that Cat Punch was right there staring at me so... a single Hershey Kiss Halloween treat. I'd also use this for just 'bout any other occasion too. Different colours for "just 'cause". Christmas papers for the holiday time. So many possibilities.

This is my design but more-than-inspired by my good and creative friend 💖



Thanks for looking!
~Shelley

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Milestone Birthday needs a Special Card

WooHoo... I was actually ahead of the game and had this card completed 2 weeks ago.

Hubby's birthday is today so by the time this blog goes live, he should've received this card.  I needed to make a special card... 1) 'cause he loves/expects a handmade "gift", 2) 'cause I really, really wanted to and 3) 'cause this is a milestone birthday. 

What better images to turn to than our Bloobel?! I NEVER have a plan in mind. No card design, size or colour. Yikes. So I printed off a bunch of what I "thought" might work and sized smaller than I'd like (oh those little limbs... argh lol!) and coloured 'em all in a "neutral" blue. Then stared at them for a few days and obsessed as to what to do or maybe start over lol. I eventually had an idea and used two of the four I coloured. Can you guess which two (scroll down to find out)? 


Clockwise from top left: State of Shock, Peek a Boo Lulu, Oh No Nannette, Hand on My Heart and Back to School/Jump for Joy 

Oh No Nanette just struck me as perfect for the card front and this retired stamp sentiment from Stampin' Up 

Can you guess the second image yet?

Now?

How 'bout now lol?  Yup... Back to School (Jump for Joy) and another word bubble sentiment from the same retired set.

This is a Double Display/Tri Shutter Card and I've done a shaker element with the retired Pop Up Balloon Framelits from Stampin' Up in the center.

And one last pic -


Coloured with Copics; All Cardstock and paper from Stampin' Up; various dies from my growing stash.

Thanks for looking!

~Shelley
 





Monday, July 3, 2017

New Era Girls and sale

New release time at Angels Hearts and Memories.  New Era girls!

I have created a card with Saloon Girl Nellie.


Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Miscellaneous dies and embossing folders from my stash
Coloured with Copics on Xpress-it Cardstock:
skin - E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93-RV11; R20-E04
hair - Y38-YR15-16-18-R05
red - R05-08-46-E09
black - T4-6-8-9
feathers - Y04-15-E55

Be sure to join us at the Angels Hearts and Memories Papercrafting group on Facebook as there's talk of a huge sale and contest!  Hurry on over and join the fun.

~Shelley

EDITED - the sale is on!  Check out this pic for different hot deals then go to the Etsy shop and make your list.  You buy the offer that you want and in the "notes" section before you hit "pay", list the images you want applicable to the offer/deal you've chosen and Angela will then email them to you (details under each offer in the Etsy store).


Happy 4th of July to all my awesome American friends!

Patriotic Angela can be found here.  You know you wanna ;-)

 
 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Inspired by Star Power

Well, that title is two-fold... my "mentor" and inspiration STAR, Brenda Quintana AND her new tutorial with the Hershey Kiss Stars in patriotic colours for my American friends' July 4th celebrations.  You can see her tutorial here and while you're there, take a look at all the other awesomeness available.  You have an occasion... she's got the table "candy"/dressing!

So without further adieu, let me present my Hershey Kiss Canada Day Maple Leaf!



The Maple Leaf is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits available from Stampin' Up.
The cardstock is, of course, by Stampin' Up - Real Red

I just diecut two Maple Leafs, snipped the bottom stem and then followed Brenda's tutorial.  Easy peasy! 

~Shelley

Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

I've been challenging myself to colour with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and having a blast.  Here are some of the pieces I've been working on.


And yes, you do spy some Bloobel goodness there :-)

I will come back and highlight one of the colourings and the markers I used.

~Shelley

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Push and Pull

These digital images just appeared magically in my Inbox today.  I signed up for the Bloobel "Troo Bloo" monthly subscription back in February and I haven't been disappointed yet.  $5 a month and an exclusive image (sometimes a bonus too - like today) shows up in my inbox twice a month.

So today was exciting.  A code for TWO images appeared!  Push and Pull.  Funny little ol' men that would be perfect for so many projects/events.  I chose to flip them and put them on a Z-fold card.  Push is on the front trying to block the "big day" coming and Pull is reeling in that special day.  If I knew someone with a milestone birthday, I'd add some big die cut numbers on the brickwork on the front of the card.  For now, I'll leave it as is.


Quick and dirty colouring with Copics -
Skin: E50-51-271; E93; R20; E04
Hair: C1-2-W3
Eyes: BG000-B93-C4; BG000-C2
Pants: C4-6-8
Boots/Belt: W5-7-9
Shirt: BG000-C2-"0" (colourless blender)
Rope: Y21-E35
Ground: E43-44

Cardstock and Happy Birthday die from Stampin' Up; Brick Wall EF is Tim Holtz; Nuvo Glitter Gloss for Happy Birthday diecut

It's a simple Z-fold card and I put an extra mat on the backside to write a message.

Thanks for looking!  Oh, and if Push and Pull are calling you, you can still get them if you sign up for the Troo Bloo subscription this month (June).  Two images minimum per month and TWO codes for discounted images... what are you waiting for?!

~Shelley




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Celebrate the Music

Angels Hearts n' Memories has done it again... some timeless beauties of memorable musical decades past.

I have chosen Poodle Skirt Cristena and created a quick and simple fun fold, Concertina Card.  I made a few adjustments to the size, but you can find the original tutorial here --> Beccy's Place.  In hindsight, I should've coloured in "bobby socks" instead of leggings but I think she's cute either way ;-)
 




Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-21-11-BV20; E93
B60-C5-7-9
R24-E07-E09-T6
T4-6-8
C00-1-3
E43-44

Additional:
Gold Liquid Pearls
Spellbinders dies
Stampin' Up cardstock and decorative paper 

Be sure to check out the Angels Hearts n' Memories Shop for the other beauties from the May release (Rock Star Molly; Flapper Helen; and Flower Child Dawn).

Thanks for popping by! 

~Shelley


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's all about the strong girls :-)

Yes, I know it's May and this was the April release at Angels Hearts and Memories but as I've just finished colouring 'em all up AND they are so adorable and perfect for so many projects... here they are :-)

Dragon Slayer - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); E34-57-59 (hair); Y21-E23-27 (eyes); E84-87-89 (armor); T1-3-E07 (emblem); E43-44 (ground); white gel pen

Graduating MacKenzie - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); W3-4-6-8 (outfit); B93-97 and C0-2 (pants and shoes); Y21-E35-39 (hair); W2-4 (ground)

Kentucky Derby Debra - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); Y21-E23-27 (eyes); BV01-Y23-15-17-19 (yellow); Y23-R01-02-05 (coral); G20-21-24 (green); E23-25-27 (hair); white gel pen and spica pens (yellow, gold, red, clear)

Housewife Sandra - E50-51-21-11-BV20 (skin); E31-33 (hair); BG000-93 (eyes); V15-17-BV08-V09 (purple); V15-17 (shoes, belt, collar); E43-44 (ground)


Thanks for looking!

~Shelley




Friday, May 12, 2017

Pretty in Pinks

This is Stampin' Up's Birthday Blooms stamp coloured up with Spectrum Noir markers and the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen (love it).




PV3-2-4 + Blender; CG3-4; GB4-OR1

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - clear (on the butterfly and roses)

Diesire Edge'ables - Butterfly Dreams (cut out one of the end butterflies)

The card mechanism was inspired and created from a video tutorial by Brenda Quintana of QbeesQuest

The card design using the Birthday Blooms stamp set was inspired by a card created by another Stampin' Up Demo (A Stampers Diary)

Thanks for visiting!
~Shelley






Wednesday, April 12, 2017

No colouring!

What?!  You don't say lol.  Occasionally I surprise myself.  I often create cards for my Stampin' Up classes without colouring but there is always lots of stamping and techniques.  More and more colouring/painting is taking over.  This last couple of weeks have been busy and I just haven't been able to find the time or drive to lose myself in colouring but... I needed to be creative.  So I made a bunch of much-needed quick and clean thank you cards.

 






Supplies: Stampin' Up Butterfly and Dragonfly dies, Hexagon and Butterfly Embossing Folders and cardstock; Creative Basics dies; Crafters Companion, Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Orchids; decorative paper from my stash.

~Shelley

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Orchids

This is one of the stamps from the Little Bit Sketchy Orchid (Sheena Douglass collection) at Crafters Companion.  I've coloured it up with the Aquablend pencils (Primary Set) on watercolour paper.





I stamped with an Archival Black and used a waterbrush with the Aquablend pencils.  It was quick and easy.  I also tried the Aquablend pencils on two other surfaces, the Bristol Smooth and Recycled Bristol.  Both with equally good results; however, my fave is with the watercolour paper followed next by the Recycled Bristol (using the "tooth side" of the paper).

The decorative paper is from my stash as are the dewdrops.  The sentiment stamp and cardstock are Stampin' Up and the gorgeous dies I used are Creative Basics dies - the Basic Cutting Edge Borders and Basic Stitched Flags

Thanks for looking and check us out on Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group for more inspiration and fun.

~Shelley

Monday, April 3, 2017

Butterflies

Can never have too many butterflies!

This is a butterfly from the stamp set Flights of Fancy by Crafters Companion.  I've coloured it up with the Aquablend pencils (Primary Set) and then done a quick overlay with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers (Clear Overlay and Perfect Pastels).
 


It's been stamped with an archival black ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock and then coloured with the Aquablend pencils and a waterbrush.  For the sparkle markers, you must move quickly and brush it over your piece without "working it", otherwise, the marker will reactivate the pencil and move the colour.

It's hard to see the sparkle in the photo, so I'm attaching a pic taken before I made it into a card.  It's really yummy in person and the light pastels really make the pencil more vibrant if you match the tones (Cosmos used on the pink; Moonstone on the blue/green; clear on the Butterfly body).


The cardstock, sentiment, circle die and embossing folder are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for looking.

~Shelley