Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In The Summertime with Butterflies!

Hey! It’s summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!

~Terri Guillemets

Good morning!
So excited ... A couple of weeks ago I was the lucky winner of Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge. As such, I was offered a Guest DT spot for Challenge #12. 

We are using a Summertime theme, colors and of course butterflies!

Here is the card I created using this adorable image from Jody Bergemo Galleries.
I colored with Prisma Color pencils and Odorless Mineral Spirits. I added some glimmer to the butterflies and flowers with a pearlized top coat from Smooch but it is kinda hard to tell in this picture.

CARD SIZE: 5.5 x 5.5
Based on a sketch by Julie Blane
Image "Swing time" by Jody Bergemo Galleries
Card stock from Bazzill and Stampin Up!
DP from DCWV
Prisma Color Pencils
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Smooch Pearlized Top Coat
Ribbon from Recollections
Flower from Stash
Die "Label #4" from Spellbinders
Butterfly punch from Unknown (I bought  from Ross)

Thanks for stopping by and please play along with us in this weeks Butterfly Challenge!
(Hugz) Cara

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dream a Little

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.

H.F. Hedge

Good morning!
Today starts a new Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.

Our Sponsor this week is Aurora Wings

I used this beautiful image of a seahorse with wings!

At this time I don't own any alcohol markers so I colored this little pretty with my Prisma color pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I added some glitter here and there to give a nice sea worthy glitz.
The background has a slight shimmer too but because it is so subtle I can't get a picture of it to come through.
I did that using a soft brush loaded with a bit of Pearl X and softly brushing over my stenciled background while the ink was still a bit wet.. It created just enough shimmer to be effective and not overpowering.

CARD SIZE: 5 x 7

Image by Aurora Wings
Sentiment from Stampin Up "Dream a Little"
Colored using Prisma Color pencils and OMS
Scrap of paper from DCWV, Stampin Up! The Angel Company & ???
Card base in unknown (from my stash)
Stencil from Tim Holtz ""Stampers Anonymous"
Bubble gem from dollar bin at Michaels
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter from Stampin Up!
Versamark from Tsuniko

Pearl X Powder "Pearl White" from Jaquard Products

Thanks for stopping by! 
(Hugz) Cara

Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Oscar (Not the Grouch)

There is still no cure for the common birthday. ~John Glenn

Good morning

This is it - The last of the scraps from DP I made using glossy card stock and re-inkers. For this card I took the scrap pile I had left and punched out squares. Not much left but confetti!
It is destined for a co-worker celebrating his birthday today!

Size A2

Based on a sketch from Simple Stampin
Card stock, 3/4" square punch & Sentiment (Best Dad Ever) - Stampin Up!
Ink - Memories India Ink

Thank you for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Diamonds & Pearl Challenge

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.  ~Author Unknown

Good morning!
Today is the start of another Clean and Simple Challenge at the Outlawz Challenge Blog!

This week Pryn us asking us to use diamonds (rhinestones, glitter, Stickles, anything that glistens) and/or pearls on our card or project. I opted for pearls for this party dress made with my niece in mind. Her 16th birthday is right around the corner.

Size A2

Card stock, ink, pearls and sentiment (Party Hearty) from Stampin Up!
Image - "Dressed Up: from Stampendous

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!
(Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tag you're it!

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

Good morning!
Today is the start of a new clean and simple challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog.

This week Lynn is asking us to create a card or project featuring a die-cut, hand-drawn or stamped tag.  Our project could be a tag as well.  Any shaped tag is acceptable.  Just Remember keep it CAS!

My card for the challenge this week!
Size A2

Card stock - Stampin Up!
Image from "Swirls" - Autumn Leaves
Pearls - The Paper Studio
Sentiment - Onyx Expressions

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

TTCRD Anything Goes Challenge: Party Time!

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.

Author Unknown

Good morning!
Today is the start of the Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door.
Click HERE to come play along with us.

This week our sponsor is

I used their awesome image called "Late Rabbit".
My daughter is a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland so I made this 5 x 7 card with her in mind
I colored in the image using Prisma Color pencils and OMS and Aleens Paper Glaze has been added to his pink nose

Based on Sketch #108 from Freshly Made Sketches
Card stock, Ink & Sentiment (Lots of Thoughts) from Stampin Up!
Prisma Color Pencils
Odorless Mineral Spirits from Gemini
Rhinestones from The Paper Studio
Clockworks EF & Swiss Dots EF from Cuttlebug
Banners were made with paper scraps from my stash
Aleens Paper Glaze

Thanks for stopping by.
Your visits make me happy and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. (Hugs) Cara

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini

In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.  ~Papiha Ghosh

Good morning.
Today is the start of a new Clean & Simple Challenge at The Outlawz Challenge Blog.

"Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini"!  

It is Cheri's week to post and her challenge was inspired by a song from the 60's called "Itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini".
Our challenge is to create a Clean and Simple card or project with dots, dots and more dots!

I hope you come over and play along with us!

Here is my card for the challenge!
I had some scrap paper with polka dots that were just the right size for me to punch out some balloons!

Size A2

Card stock - Bazzill & Stampin Up!
Balloon Punch - Unknown
Polka Dot DP - Unknown
"Seeing Spots" embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Sentiment - The Angel Company
1.5" Circle Punch - Marvy
Scallop circle punch - Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by!
(Hugs) Cara