Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Saturated Canary Coloring Contest!






Coloring Contest!!

Hey All, did you hear there is a coloring contest over at Saturated Canary!!
As you all know i just love her images. I think i have close to 175 of them..shhhhh don`t tell the hubby..ha ha. I just fell in love with this one and had to color her up. She is from a new set of Krista`s. 
60 and 70`s Fashion Decades
You can also find her 40 and 50`s as well as 80 and 90`s at her SHOP

Let`s  have a look at my project...


OK i colored this one up with my promarkers and for the hair i used copics. Now i did take a little liberty with the dress. I found a image online for the 60`s fashion and came across one that was similar to the look i was going for. So i added a little color to her dress. I`m thinking it was the late 60`s early 70`s as it`s a little on the hippy side. Now for my embellishments...OK it took me almost 1.5 hours for this..REALLY there is nothing there right???  I put stuff on, then off, then on again then off..man i'm telling you...it was torture i say. I ended up leaving it the simplest of simple as per my usual. I did color some material up in the colors of her dress just to tie all the colors together. I sure hope you like and go have a look at Kristas images..they are just so darn cute. 
WARNING!! Enter at your own risk, they may (no WILL) become addicting.

Link for Coloring Contest: http://saturatedcanary.blogspot.ca/

Other challenges i will enter are:

Thanks for dropping by...




Friday, June 19, 2015

My Entry into GDT for Saturated Canary!!


GDT for Saturated Canary!!

Hey all, thanks for dropping by, can you believe i`ve posted so many cards lately. My work schedule has changed which leaves me with a little extra time on my days of..Yippee more crafting time for me!! I just wanted to show you all a new image from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary. I just had to get this one and as my luck would have it she is having a GDT call using this image.
So let`s have a look!!





As you can see i colored this one in the beige and reds with a little yellow thrown in. I colored everything with my promarkers except her hair..i somehow seem to grab that combo for brown hair. I did add a bit of wink of stella to her lips, bracelets and the tags on the suitcase and some liquid accents to her glasses. I almost blobbed a big mess but was able to clean it up fast enough to not do any damage..it flew out of the bottle..I loved using my most favorite new color of twendy twine for this one as the colors matched perfectly and i was dying to use it. I wish i didn`t glue down my doily right there but there was no moving it once i put it down, i wanted it out just a tad more but it is what it is..ha ha

Thanks so much for dropping by and hope to chat soon..take care all

Monday, June 15, 2015

Oh how i love the Sea!!!

 WELCOME!!

Hey all, thanks for dropping by. I just have to show you this amazing image from Make It Crafty. I did luck out and received this one as a freebie from Make It Crafty Facebook page..It sure does pay off to follow your favorites online.I have many of her images you should go check Make It Crafty out..i just love all their images..
Let's have a look! 






I colored this one with my promarkers for the most part but did her hair with copics. Did i tell you i just love the sea, ocean and all things fishy..ha ha. I even have a hand painted mural done by me in my bedroom wall of orca whales..they are just so beautiful. On to the card..i embellished this one more than usual but you guessed it i have a few things fish related in my stash. I even went nuts and used real glitter not the Wink of Stella kind but the real messy stuff. I wanted to add needed glitter to her tail which added shine and some dimension as well as texture..there's some crafty words if i ever heard them..ha ha..but it's true!! I had some burlap type material as well that added a nice background to the image for the earthy vibe i was going for..i think it worked...added a few gems, some charms and tags i had from my paper pack...funny i think i used papers from three different paper packs on this one..cool. I usually stick to one as i know it will all match but sometimes you can get lucky..Thanks so much for coming by and i would love to enter a couple challenges with this one..


Inspiration Destination -anything goes 
The Crafter's Cafe -anything goes
Shopping our Stash - cute critter
Card Mania Challenge - metal embellishment

Have a fabulous Crafty Day!!



Graduation!!!


Graduation is here!!!

Hey all, been a while since i posted but never fear i`m always busy colouring, creating and making videos for all of you..Pocket Letters have taken a bit of my time as of lately but it`s all good. One day i won`t be working anymore and i can create all day long if i want to...ha ha

Well back to my post of graduation, here are a few i managed to remember to take photos of. I think i did over 10 this year. I wish i took a photo of the green and white one i did, i was quite proud of that one. But of course many of these cards were commissioned and for some reason always ask: can I get it done by tomorrow...whew, thankfully i had a day or two between cards, it was hard but i managed to get them all done. I don`t think people realize how much time goes into making these. I wish i could wave the magic wand and have them be easier to finish. I can`t even colour ahead as i like to match the recipients hair, eye colour and school colours if i can. Lots of red and white this year which makes for a pretty card. 
Well lets have a look..

Do you see a theme this year..All images are from Saturated Canary..how 
adorable are these eh?? I did take liberty and add a stethoscope to one of the images but 
she became a doctor and i just couldn't resist adding that..sorry Krista...




They are all very similar and coloured with promarkers and a few copics. Didn't add too many embellishments as my usual style but i think all turned out cute. I did add a school logo here and there and added some gold papers to a couple too. In trend i think but thought it added a little sparkle to the cards..Wink of Stella was added to all the accenting colours. 
Many thanks for dropping by and having a look!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tiddly Inks Pocket Letters!!!

Pocket Letters!!!

Yeah, i got more pocket letters to show you all. I have such fun decorating these little pockets. However i need some design skills bad. I also need more things to decorate with..
Shopping here i come..a perfect excuse RIGHT??

I coloured a couple Tiddly Ink images for these ones. Perfect images for a cute hello!
I couldn't resist colouring these up to be the focal point of my pocket letter.
Let's have a look...
p.s. sorry for the horrendous pictures but i've learned that having them in the plastic wrecks havoc with the camera's skills..ha ha




And another!!



I coloured the images with promarkers and just used die cuts, designer paper, a few embellishments like buttons, flowers and charms to create these 9 pockets. I included the backside of these to show you what items i put inside and of course i tried to match all my colours..it's a sickness i know. The only thing that had to be added to the bottom one is my tea..It has been done and is mailed out. I sure hope the recipient enjoys all the extra surprises i added. Do you think this would be nice to receive, Do you have any ideas what would be great to add to another pocket letter??? 
If you would like to join in on all the fun you can join FREE here: 
http://www.pocketletterpals.com/
And if you would like to swap with me you can find me under kimbob at the link above.

Challenges i would like to enter are: 


Thanks for dropping by...take care!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

POCKET LETTERS!!!!


POCKET LETTERS!!!

A wonderful thing...Have you all seen this concept yet. It was created by Jenette Lane.
Here is her description of what a pocket letter is:

It's a penpal letter in pocket format. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder! 

Isn't THAT amazingly fun!!!
I just had to start, i have so many ideas of what i want to send. However the process of creating 9 different pockets did take me some time and i hope over time i can become better at it and it won't be so daunting. 
I just had to add at least one coloured image from The Doodle Garden and that set the tone for colours i wanted to use and the vibe of my pocket letter. The sun is shining and i'm so ready for this winter to end that my theme has me thinking of beach, heat, summer..bring it on!!
Let's have a look



So i coloured this sweetie with promarkers and just went to town using all matching paper from one paper pack. Now i know what to do with all those 6x6 paper pads that have a array of patterns that i'm afraid of. All my white tags now have been marked with what i added to to back side for the recipient to use on her crafting projects..Just to give you an idea i added some washi tape, candy, tea, die cuts..that sort of thing. The BEST part of a swap like this is everyone is on the same playing field. We are all limited to what you can fit into the pocket. When i do a normal card swap i'm always hoping i meet the expectations of the extras that i send along. I would hate for someone to shower me with gifts and i don't give back as much as i receive. So this way we are all together for what we can fit inside. And to top it off it fits into a standard envelope and depending on how elaborate you decorate you can keep the postage reasonable. I hope you like and you can join for FREE to start your own swapping. I go by the name kimbob if you want to look me up and swap. Here is the link: 

http://www.pocketletterpals.com/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bring on the Sunshine!!!


Bring on the Sunshine!!

Well i just had to purchase this stunning image from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary. And of course i just had to try Ombre again, i think i was a little more successful this time around. On top of having a relaxing evening colouring Krista has set up a colouring competition and the winner will get a stamp made from his or her idea..how cool is THAT!! Well lets have a look!







Well i've coloured this one with promarkers for the most part except for the hair, i used my copics for that. I did add some wink of stella to the towel, earrings and eyes just to add some shimmer. And added a few brads to bring some interest to my card. As you can see it was a very simple design. I tried for over an hour to add embellishments to wow my card but of course my comfort zone is all in the minimal and clean. I just love how this style makes the image pop and after spending so much time colouring why wouldn't you want that image to be front and center. That's my story and i'm sticking to it..ha ha Thanks so much for dropping by and will see you all real soon.

Colouring Challenge!
http://www.saturatedcanary.blogspot.ca/