Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Basket of Sunshine

Shelly's Images has provided this beautiful digital image basket for the CDAC Progressive Challenge 14 series 3. The basket is colored with copics.  I thought the basket was perfect for Easter Eggs and chicks.  The chickies made me think of sunshine, thus the velum sentiment.  I will put Happy Easter on the inside of the card. The chicks and eggs are stickers from Sandy Lion.  The DP is from K & Company with a few flower stickers added. 

Spent the day in the emergency room with my husband, they finally admitted him about 6:00 p.m.  He had fallen at home, and as he is 6'4" I could not get him out to the car so I had to call an ambulance.  He has a broken hip, but they may not be able to operate for a couple of days because of his blood thinners.  So you know where I will be during hospital visiting hours until he is ready to come home.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mr. Bunny

A card for CDAC Progressive Challenge 14, Series 3.  The Bunny image is from Spectacular Printables and is from a drawing by Amber Katherine which came first  in the CDAC Digital Drawing Challenge.
I have colored him with copics and added him to a K&Company DP.  The Sentiment is computer generated.  I seem to have a lot of shadows in the photo because I used pop dots on the image and on the Sentiment.

We won our curling yesterday, but don't know if we are in the finals on Monday yet or not.  If we are not that will be my final game for the season.  I'm off to cards to-day for the day, 9:30 to 3:30 - lunch is always good.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miss Bunny

Miss Bunny is a pretty little image from Stamping Dragon Designs.  Another card for the CDACPC14 Progressive challenge which ends April 1st.  I used a die from Nellie's multi frames to make the two ovals.  The image has been paper pieced, the little dress and the hearts.  I added a bit of color to the body with a copic marker.  Added some ribbon and a bow.  DP from my stash. 

I will add this to the gallery and then I am off to curl  only one more day of curling for me after to-day.  The season is changing, so soon golfing will start - it will be nice to be able to spend more time outdoors.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Baby Girl

This comfy looking Rocking Chair complete with all kinds of stuffies is an image from A Day for Daisies. The card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge 14, Series 3. It is also for the CDAC Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I have colored the image with a mixture of H20's and Stargazers Pearlescent & Metalic watercolors. The lamb is colored with the Pearlescent paint and it is from Petaloo. I cut around the image with a Nellie Snellen Die. The DP is from Autumn Leaves. And the cross pieces are from a EK Success Punch. I think it would be a sweet card to send to someone with a new baby girl.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patricks Day Birthday

March 17 is my husbands birthday, so he often gets cards with the St. Patricks day theme. This year was no exception. The lovely lady holding the green brew is an image from Bugaboo. The hat with the shamrock was a free digi I downloaded this week, but did not realize the artists tag was not with the image, so if anyone knows what site I got it from - they can let me know. The sentiment was computer generated and the DP is from my Christmas stash, I thought it was suitable for this card. Images colored with copics.
Had two Birthday dinners with my husband, yesterday with family, and tonight we went to the Falls. Ate way too much both times!

Friday, March 16, 2012


I know that geraniums are usually red, pink or white.  I like blue, so that is the color I used for the basket of flowers.  This is a beautiful free image from Inks Art for CDACPC 14, series 3.  I had fun with this, but I think I have more leaves in the basket than flowers, maybe because that is the way my planters usually turn out.  I have colored the image with copics, added flower gems from Dollarama.  The sentiment is computer generated and the DP is from Hot Off the Press, Paper Pizazz.

We are experiencing very warm weather for this time of year, you didn't need a coat this afternoon.  I talked my husband into barbecuing on the back deck tonight, first time since last summer.  Very tasty.  Curled this morning and we won our game.  Only about three weeks left to curl this season.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Dressed For a Party

The big decision with this image was what to put on her outstretched hand?  Seeing as how I had added glitter to her dress, I decided on a very small purse.  Such a cute free image from Back to Paper to be used in the CDACPC 13  Series 3 Challenge which ends on March 14th.  A new Progressive Challenge with new images will begin then and run until the end of March.
I have colored the image with copics, adding some silver glitter to her dress.  The handbag is a stamp from Crafter's Companion, just the right size for this image.  Had fun with the designer paper I used, positioning it so that it looks like she has crown on her head.  The sentiment has been computer generated.

 Went for my Mammogram to-day - hope everyone has this check up every couple of years, or more often if needed.  One of my closest friends went for her checkup recently and they discovered a small lump since the previous exam.  They were able to remove it and also took the lymph nodes from under that arm.  She will have radiation treatments, but should be okay.  

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just a Flower

This lovely flower image free from Glitterbabe is to be used in the CDACPC13 - 3rd Series Progressive Challenge.  When entering the challenge you receive 5 digital images, to use.  If you enter a least one in the challenge you will receive free images for the next part of the challenge.  If you find you can't do this, you have the opportunity of buying in again for $1.00.  This part of the challenge runs until March 14th.
I have used the flower in 3 sizes, layered them with pop dots and added a Making Memories Metal Sticker in the Center.  The flower is mounted on a die cutout from Spellbinders.  The background pieces of the card were run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots Folder.  Then the three sections of the card were glued together to form a T-Pee Card.   (The card looks quite red in the photo, but it is actually a bright pink.)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring Butteflies and Flowers

This card is for the Series 3 CDACPC13 Progressive Challenge.  This image from Crafting With Jack does make you think of Spring and of the flowers that will soon be blooming.  The background is DP from Color Bok.  I first stamped the butterfly on a transparency, embossed it with gold and then mounted it on a piece of shiny white cardstock that I had stamped with a pad using Tim Holtz Alchol Inks.  I used pop dots behind the butterfly to make it sit above the flowers.  The larger flowers are from Pettaloo, and even though they are meant to be colored I left them white to fit into the background.  The top flower is from my stash.

Strange day to-day it blows and the snow falls, but does not stay, then it is bright and sunny, I guess it is just telling us that winter isn't over yet!  Just a few more weeks of curling left for this season.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

A Child's Happiness

This little girl with her tattered cat reminds me of my granddaughter and her cat which I have mended many times for her.  It has lost most of its plush coating and some of the stuffing, only has one eye, but is still a keepsake.  This card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge Series 3, #13.  This delightful image is from Lia Stampz .  I have colored with copics, used a Martha Stewart punch on one side, and added embellishments from Dollarama to the lattice work.  The sentiment which is framed in a die cut from Nellies is computer generated. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

To My Friend

CDAC has started a new Series #3 of their Progressive Challenge with new prizes.  We received five free digital images to work with from some wonderful sponsors of this part of the challenge CDACP13.  #13 goes from March 1 to 14th, This is the first card I have made for this series, it is an image from Patties Creations. The beautiful sunflowers are colored with copics and a small amount of Ranger Glossy Accents has been added to the vase.  The chipboard sentiment is from We R Memory Keepers and the pearls from Forever in Time.  The DP is from my stash.

Suppose to be very cold here to-day, but we are so lucky that we have had hardly any snow this winter which makes it so much easier to do any driving - No cleaning off windshields etc.