Fluttering By to Say Hi!

Woo Hoo!  This is my second post this week – mark that in your calendar!

I just LOVE this image!  My card for today is featured in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week (June 16th through June 22nd).

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My image is from Tiddly Inks.  More information is available on the TTCRD website.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week!

Hugz,
Linda

 

Geckos and the Beach

Welcome crafty peeps!

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog – I’m very sorry about that!  May was such a hectic month, and I’m still trying to catch up.  I’ve been making cards, just haven’t had time to update my site.

But today I have three cards to share.  All of them are featured in this week’s Outlawz Greeting Card challenge.  The first two card features a freebie form the Outlawz site.  It’s a Gecko designed by Deedee’s Digis.

061515_DeedeesGeckoUsing the same image, and a little Photoshop manipulation, I made a second card.

061515_Deedees3GeckosThe third card features – an image from the Melonheads.  It came from their Season Summer Deluxe combo pack.

061515_MelonheadsEach card was colored with Copic Markers.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week.

Hugz,
Linda

 

Reggie Loves Books

Hi crafty peeps!  Welcome to my website.  I love making my cards, and uploading them to both the Outlawz and Through The Craft Room Door challenges, but I am so bad at updating my site – I apologize!

My image comes from Lacy Sunshine – Reggie Loves Books.   Be sure to check out my card, and some fabulous cards for other team member’s on the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge.

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I used Copic Markers for my coloring, and I made the background by cutting 3″ by 6″ rectangles diagonally and placing them on my 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ background rectangle, then trimming the excess.  I’m going to work out a better recipe (with measurements) for this and I’ll post it sometime soon.

Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy, happy and creative week!

Linda

Golf, Anyone?

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!

My cards today feature the cutest golf cart ever – from Sandi’s Samples.  The first card below is shown on the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.  TTCRD_GolfCart_032415b

My second card is just a tad different.  It uses the same digi but I treated it differently.

GolfCart_Butterflies2_TTCRDThe Copic Markers used are:

  •  Golf Cart:  B05, B04, B02, B00
  •  Seat Cushion:  E31, E33, E35, E41, E17
  •  Left Golf Bag:  YG13, YG63, YG67
  •  Right Golf Bag:  R22, R27, R56, C8
  •  Clubs:  C8, C5, C3
  •  Tires:  C1, C3, C5
  •  Bumper:  BV000, BV01
  •  Headlights:  YR000, C1

The Happy Birthday Tag is from Sweet & Sassy Stamps, and the butterflies are from Memory Box Dies – Rhone Butterfly Wings (the outline) and Effera Butterfly Wings (solid wings).

The double bow was made out of 3/8 ” ribbon using the Zutter Bow-It-All.  Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy, happy, and Creative week.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Hugz,
Linda

Tabby Boo Wishes You Well…

Hi, Crafty Peeps!

My cards today were made for this week’s Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge.  Our theme is Get Well or Missing You.  We have some great cards for inspiration – be sure to check them out.

Tabby Boo comes from Lacy Sunshine – they have a large group of digis featuring Boo, and I just love, love, love to color her and her friend Rory.

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Outlawz_Rory_1Both cards were made with paper from my stash, and colored with Copic Markers.  The die-cuts are from Spellbinders.  The top card shows some orange home-made dots and a triple bow made from ribbon colored with my Copic Marker and made on my Zutter Bow-It-All bow maker.

Thanks for stopping by, have a happy, healthy and creative week.

Hugz,
Linda

I will be entering this in the following challenge – Crafty Creations

Giraffe

Hi Crafty Peeps!

My cards this week feature the Giraffe from Robyn’s Fettish.  I had so much fun coloring the Giraffe, that I made three cards to show it off.  The challenge this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge was to use four or more layers on our projects.  This first card has six layers.

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My second card has only four layers, but it includes a ribbon.Giraffe_a_022315

My third card (and probably my favorite), has seven layers plus some greenery.

Giraffe_GCC_022315Each giraffe was colored with Copic markers.  I also used my Copic Airbrush system to color the backgrounds.  All of the background papers came from my stash.  To color the spots on the giraffes, I used E00, E01, E15, E31, E33, E35, and E19.

Our sponsor this week is Robyn’s Fettish.  Be sure to check out other designs by this artist as interpreted by our Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by this week.  Have a healthy, happy and creative week.

Hugz,

Linda

 

 

The Dog Days of Summer (and “inchies”)

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!

Since a large portion of the US has recently dealt with record breaking snowfall, I thought that I’d jump ahead and start thinking about summer – more accurately the Dog Days of SummerDeedee’s Digis is the sponsor this week for the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge and they supplied the images for my card.  The dogs in the pool, the Pool Party text, the large sun, and both background papers, (plus a few other goodies) were included in the set, Dog Days of Summer.

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This is how I created the background for my Pool Party.  In PSE, I created a blank document 5″ x 5″.  I placed the sun paper on the top portion, and the paper waves on the lower edge.  After printing on quality card stock, I trimmed off all of the white edges, and cut a row 1″ tall from the top.  Then I cut that row into 1″ pieces (“inchies”), making sure that I kept their order and positioning intact.

Starting 1/8th inch from the top and 1/8th inch from the left side of my blue background paper, I attached each 1″ square (“inchie”), with a tape runner, being sure to leave the proper margin on all sides.  I continued the process one row at a time.  When all 25 squares were attached, I trimmed the blue background paper leaving the 1/8th inch margin on all sides.  (I eye-balled it, but it might have been smarter to use a ruler to maintain the straight lines.  lol)

After printing and cutting the large sun for the card, I used my black Copic marker around the edges to smooth my ragged fussy-cut edges, and make the sun show better on the busy background.

I used Copic Markers to color the main design.  The colors I chose were:

  • Dogs:  E35, E17, E33, E79, E18  (tongue E04)
  • Hose:  YG11, G03
  • Pool:  Y06, Y18, Y35
  • Grass:  YG03, YG11, E70
  • Water:  B00

After coloring, I fussy-cut around the dogs, the pool, and the Pool Party text, then I used my black Copic marker again to cover just the top and side edges of the design.

Using foam dots, I attached my graphic, the sun, and the flowers to the background.  With a light touch of clear Stickles in various places to simulate water and enhance the sun’s rays, my card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a healthy, happy, and creative week!

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Catch the bug – Anything Goes

 

Hugz,
Linda Osterwise

Little Irish Dancer

Welcome, Crafty Peeps!  My card today is called Little Irish Dancer by Beansie Doodles.  I had to keep it simple this week because I was a little short on time.

IrishDancer_020215The greeting is from a Sweet & Sassy stamp set called Ticket Sentiments.

The Copic colors that I used are:

Hair:  YR21, E13, E19
Skin:  E00, E01, E93
Dress and stockings:  G03, G00, G14, G17, G12
Dress trim:  Y18, Y35, Y38
Eyes:  E000, G14, G12
Shoes:  C3, C5
Lips:  E04

The outlines on the trim were made with a red Atyou Spica Glitter pen.

Let it snow…

Hi crafty peeps!  I’m so … in addition to being on the Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge Design Team, I’m going to be joining the Design Team of Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD).  My official start date is February 1st, but my first card won’t be posted until February 10th (TTCRD has two teams, so we submit our cards every two weeks, instead of each week with the Outlawz)!  It will be absolute fun to be designing for both teams.

Be sure to check both challenges each week, because the creativity of the members is unbelievable!

My card today uses Little Lila Drinking Cocoa, available from Angies Digi Stamps.

LetItSnow_011915Here are the details:

  • Card size:  7 x 5
  • Image was horizontally flipped in PhotoShop Elements
  • Skin:  E00, E01, R00
  • Hair:  Y18, Y32, YR23, YR24
  • Spoon:  C1, C2, C4
  • Cup:  B00, B02, B04
  • Marshmallows: N0, N2
  • Hot Chocolate:  E55, E99
  • Coat:  E31, E33
  • Scarf:  W1, E04 E02, E30
  • Embossing folder:  Snowflake Flutter by Crafters Companion
  • Die Cut:  Spellbinder’s Grand Nestabilities – Grand Ovals – the two smallest dies
  • Background paper:  From my stash

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

  • The Paper Shelter – (use Dies)
  • Dies R Us – use a die cut and an embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by today, have a healthy, happy and creative week.

Hugz,
Linda

 

Black & White plus One Color

Hi crafty peeps!  Today’s card features a digi called Russian Dolls by All Dressed Up.

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As part of the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge this week, my card is black & white plus one other color.  Can you guess my favorite color?  The black & white paper came from my stash.  The Just For You tag came from A & T Digital Designs.

Thanks for stopping by, have a healthy, happy and creative week.

Hugz,
Linda