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Friday, November 30, 2012

Nobody's Perfect...ya right!

Nobody's Perfect, huh?  Well, I know a few people who would beg to differ! LOL  Anywho, here is Nobody's Perfect by Beccy's Place, for Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Anything Goes Challenge:

Isn't she just precious?  My Momma loves angels, talks about finishing her Angel Story books, so I think this will be a special Christmas card just for her.  Nobody's Perfect is colored with Prisma Pencils.  Decorated with WOC goodies, sentiment by Crafty Sentiments Designs, snowflake cuts from my BFF and that beautiful angel pin by my friend, Karen C.

Well, off to talk to a Nobody's Perfect person!  Angel bright spots for you this weekend!  Yeah!


Snowy Christmas Cottage

Hello from Fat Pages and Card with Attitude!   Here is Christmas Cottager from Robyn's Fetish:

Colored with Prisma Pencils and tied with a pretty bow and pin by my friend, Karen C.  I hope you like Christmas Cottage..the sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments Designs.  They offer a wonderful variety of sentiments as well as many cute Christmas images.  Love the paper.  I think it is by DCWV.

See you at Fat Pages!  By the way, both our challenges are Anything  Goes!  Robyn's Fetish, our sponsor, well, they are famous!

Bright spots even find you at remote cottages in the woods!


Party Horn!

We are having a party at Crafty Sentiments Designs!  Yep, a party and you are invited!  You can come to a New Year's Party or to a Birthday Party!  I'm going to the Birthday Party and with the cutest image from our Mini-Preview, Party Horn.  He and 2 other Beauties are CSD's latest.  

Before I show him to you, if you hop on over to our Crafty Sentiments Inspirations blog, become a follower and leave a comment, keep coming back to look for that magical number of 130 followers, leave another comment, you just might win our Mystery Prize!  OHHH, we love Mysteries!  Parties and Mysteries, what a combo!  Oh, and a sale too!  

Without further ado, here is Party Horn:

Party Horn is colored with Prisma Pencils.  Since I am giving this to an underage guy, he has a bottle of Coke! LOL

Sure hope to see you at Crafty Sentiments Designs, Crafty Inspirations, and I hope you give yourself a "shot" at winning that Mystery Prize! LOL  Did you know we have tutorials on the Inspiration Blog?  And like the name says, lots of inspiration too!  

We also have our CSD Challenge running now too, with the theme of Red, White and Green.  With so much fun going on, you have to go to at least one of the parties!  

Have fun!  Bright spots all around ya.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Little Imp of a Faerie on Mushie

Hello Emerald Faerie Fans!
Aren't these the best digital images ever?  I sure think so. And such a blast to color and play with.  Our theme this go at A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge is "Make an Easel."  We all love easel cards and with Christmas coming, it would be a treat for someone special.  Today I have for you a new little Imp...drawn by our very own Anita!  She is sure a talented one!    All the images used on this card are from the A & T is Faerie on Mushie:

We are running a DT Call right now at A & T.  Sadly, I will be stepping down.  I'll miss Anita and Tracy, they have been wonderful.  And I will miss coloring these images.  But no goodbyes yet!  We have one more challenge to go!  I have the pleasure to view your creations a wee bit longer.  See you at Emerald Faeries!

I tried to resist but I just have to say for Bright Spots!  Especially this time of year when things may not be as we want.  It is now that those Bright Spots are given to us even more; to lighten a heavy heart or make a happy heart leap all the more.  Watch for them, I promise they are there!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fa La La La La La, it's Christmas Song!

Whew!  I had to count my "La"s to make sure I had the right amount. I think I left out 4- LOL!  This week at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge we have a wonderful prize AND if you enter using a Crafty Sentiments image, you are entered twice!  Check out our CSD Challenge blog, you are sure to be inspired by this week's Design Team artwork.  They are amazing.  But we have to start with amazing images, and Crafty Sentiments are certainly that!  Look around the store, we have the cutest Christmas stamps and digital images anywhere!  Truth!

For my "Thanks" card, I used Christmas Song.  The Thoughtful sentiment is from CSD's Spring Sentiment Set.  Christmas Song is a  stamp about 3.5"x4."  Very nice size for coloring.  I used Prisma Pencils to color and Snowwriter with glitter on top for the tree snow and the snowballs.  I say snowballs because my snowflakes turned into snowballs- lol :(.   Okay, here we go with Christmas Song by Crafty Sentiments Designs:

I love coloring these CSD stamps so much!  You will too, I just know it!  Well, that is it for me so I will say good bye.  Sure hope to see you at our CSD Challenge.  I sure enjoy seeing what you have made.  Watch out for Snowballs, umm, I mean Bright Spots!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

La Luna Lupa

I am just 'howling' to show you this as I am so excited how this turned out.  It is a gift for my sister's birthday in December...she hits the big 55.  Oh she is going to be so mad at me that I told!  We are not allowed to mention her age! LOLOL  Sorry Sis, I just told quite a few people! LOLOL!!!!!

Here is La Luna Lupa, The Wolf Moon, by Delicious Doodles:

I'm not sure what that mark is on her hair but it brushed off, thank goodness.  

OH, I almost forgot!  This is my project for ATC's and Cards with Attitude Challenge this fortnight!  Colored with Prisma Pencils, cut and placed on a punched out moon (the image comes with a moon) then on suede and card stock.  The charm is a belly ring!  I'm not saying a thing more about the belly ring-lol!) The suede patches in the corners, one is 'sisters', the other 'wolf'' and 'moon' in Plains Indian symbols.  I found the feather in a special place but I'm not sure what kind of bird it is from.  

I hope to see you at ATC's and Cards with Attitude!  Bye for now.  Watch for Bright Spots.  Someday you will get tired of me saying that and give in and tell me one!


I am entering the following challenges:
Simply Create- Linky Party/Anything Goes
Shelly's Images- Oh Scrap!
Quoth the Raven- Tic Tac Poe
DL.Art Thankful Thursday- Linky Party/Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday- Photo Inspiration
C.R.A.F.T.- Color Inspiration

It's the December Fairy!

I want to share with you my project for Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude Challenge...I got my faeries right this time- this is December's Fairy from Beccy's Place. Her name is Holly Fairy.  Isn't she sweet?

 Colored her with Prisma Pencils and used some glitter glue with Glossy Accents covering it for her dress.  The floating hearts and snowflakes are more cuts from my BFF!  She is some BFF, eh?  I love this and think Holly Fairy makes the perfect Christmas card!

I'll say see you again soon instead of goodbye, as I have one more post to do- LOL!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kayla & Twinkie

Hello Emerald Faerie Fans!
I have a fun project to share with you today! Our A & T Emerald Faeries theme!  It is a Sketch Challenge, by our very own (drum roll please, Maestro!)....Anita!  Yes, the "A" in A & T Emerald Faeires Digitals and Challenges!  Here is Anita's Sketch:
Cool sketch, isn't it?  I am sure I will follow this one again!  And here is my rendition of Anita's Sketch...


using Kayla & Twinkie!  Isn't this the most adorable image?  Love it!  I bet Twinkie is the one in blue, yes?  Such a fun image to color.   That gorgeous pink flower stem up the left side is a die cut sent from my super talented and beautiful BFF and those gorgeous pins are from the very talented and lovely Karen C, another good friend.  Friends in High that the name of the Country song?  Well, it's rounding it's way in my head now!  Oh wait, one of the song lines is "I Have Friends In Low Places, where the whisky flows"...something like that!  Sorry BFF and Karen! LOLOL!!! Don't you love it when you crack yourself up, finding yourself laughing at your own jokes!  Oh my gosh, I need to get out of the house more! No kidding!

Anyway, we sure hope to see you at A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge this next fortnight.  I really enjoy looking at your wonderful artwork.  Such talent.  And if you enter, following this great sketch by Anita, you may win some Emerald Faeries of your own!

Watch for those Bright Spots...they hang out in low places...a lot!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Simple Dragonfly

Hello again!
One last project for this week's Glitter n Sparkle Sunday challenge, Things with Wings.  I am not sure yet what the exact name of this Dragonfly image is, but it comes in set from Digi Darla's.  As soon as I know the correct name, I'll post it for you along with the link to the Digi Darla's Store. Here is simple Dragonfly:


Colored with Prisma Pencils then beads were added with glossy accents.  Cut out the letters and put Glossy Accents on them too.  Added a thingymabob from Tim Holtz with twine and then tied it on to a hemp & burlap ribbon.  The little corner die is from my best friend.  Thank you BFF!

That is it from me until tomorrow when I'll post an A & T Emerald Faeries project.  Fun!  Oh, Oh, while I have your attention (maybe- lol), we have a brand new weekly challenge named Artistic Inspirations It is a weekly challenge and you can enter all your different craft, candles, wreaths, tags, You make it, we probably take it!  So please check us out!  Fantastic sponsors and Top 3's too!  Between all these challenges, there is sure to be one or two for you...we will have a grand time!

Watch for Bright Spots!  Sometimes you bump right into them!


Life with Amy

Hello again Crafty Buddies!
Today I have a new DT Challenge for you....Glitter n Sparkle!  We are a weekly Sunday challenge with such fantastic sponsors!  This week our theme is Things with Wings.  Here is my project with an image from Daisy Doodles named Amy with Flowers:

Isn't she a sweetheart?  Colored with Prisma Pencils; paper-pieced the butterflies; attached some baby colored safety pins and baker's twine.  Easy peasy and cute to boot!

I'll be back in a bit to link up Daisy Doodles but you can go to the Glitter n Sparkle Challenge in the mean time, see what the other very talented DT Members have come up with, and then start making your Things with Wings project!  Maybe a Christmas Card with wings! 

Remember those bright spots-- sometimes they have wings!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sweet Butterfly and Poppies

Hello my Friends!
This is my very first post for Crafty Sentiments Designs!  I made the Design Team!  Yipee!  I am so excited and very honored to have been chosen to be on such a classy, super talented, fantastic images, all-around wonderful Design Team as Crafty Sentiments!  I was shaking in me boots, wondering if I would make the cut....lo and behold, I received my email a few weeks back.  I hit the roof, running to my hubby (after writing my best friend), "I made it!  I made it!"  My hubby just didn't get it- lol!  I'm sure you understand what I am saying.  A sweetheart but not with things that are important in this world, like card making and design teams! LOL  He loves politics, yet so do I, that at least gives us both something to get excited about!  Speaking of politics, the theme for Crafty Sentiments Challenge is Poppies.  I was thinking to myself, "I wonder why poppies?"  Then I remembered the older men years ago standing in front of stores selling paper poppies to pin on one's lapel.  It is done in remembrance of our Veterans.  Then I read that in the UK and Australia, they celebrate this day in November, thus the poppy theme, me thinks anyway!  I haven' t seen any men selling poppies for ages.  I think this is because most of the World War II Veterans's here in America have passed on.  My Dad is a World War II Veteran and he is 86 now.  We all love our Veteran's, no matter where we live, don't we?  Thank you Veteran's and Active Service Men and Women for protecting us.  Without further comment from me, here is my Crafty Sentiment card, using the stamp Sweet Butterfly:

She is sweet, isn't she?  Sweet Butterfly is a stamp about 3 1/2" by 5".  You can get her and many other divine stamps and digitals from the Crafty Sentiment Designs Store.  She is colored with Prisma Pencils.  Added french knots to the poppies and her paper-pieced hair bow.  The pearled pin up there in the ribbon corner was a gift from my friend Karen CThank you, Karen!  The winner of our Poppy challenge will receive an extra this week, a L10 Voucher to spend at the Crafty Sentiments Store!  Quite a nice win, don't you think?

Such a flurry of posts over the past few days, now all will be quiet from me for a bit.  I feel like I have forgotten something important.  Well anyway, you are important and I hope to see your makes on our Poppy challenge.  I love looking at your creations, knowing how much you put into each.  While there, look at my teamie's projects as you are sure to be inspired.  They are a very talented bunch!  And always, remember to watch for Bright Spots!  Please share one with me...would so love to hear.  Haven't had a share yet!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Nutcracker

My last hello and post for you today, Friends....this time from ATC's and Cards with Attitude!  This fortnight our theme is Add A Tag or Sentiment, or you can enter as Anything Goes.  Gets me confused sometimes! lol Happens easily.  I think that is why my nickname of Goof Ball and Silly Sissy.  I don't mind as it keeps me amused in my head! lol  Oh I have been full of nonsense today!  Let's get on with is Christmas Nutcracker by Saturated Canary, one of our sponsors this fortnight.  The other is A & T Digital Designs, the store with those unique fairy images.  Wow, to win from either of these sponsors will be a real treat!

Goodness, this is the cutest image!  Colored with Prisma Pencils.  The Tiny Ticket tag was taken from the Stitchy Bear Store.  Such a handy and great Christmas tag set.  I hope you like this sweet Saturated Canary card.   

My Friends, I am wishing you the best weekend and coming week.   I just know there will be Bright Spots for you.   Be on the look out for them, they are there waiting for you to notice.  Bye Bye for now!
ps see all those beautiful snowflakes all glittered up?  They were sent to me by my special New Zealand friend, along with many other cuts I use on my cards.  You can see this very talented and lovely Lady's work here.  She really is a gem.   Oh I almost forgot, she also bought me this image as a gift!  She truly is a special one.


Hello again, Friends!
Now we are on to Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude!  Our theme this fortnight is "Thanks for the Bling."  Sort of a play on Thanksgiving, but with our fans who do not celebrate Thanksgiving in mind.  Clever, eh?  LOL.  Oh dear, I remember now that Abbie didn't really know what Bling was so she changed the theme to Add A Sentiment or Tag, the same as our sister challenge, ATC's and Cards with Attitude.  But I did mine with Bling in mind. LOL  But of real importance, you can follow the theme or do Anything Goes!  We always have Anything Goes.  That way you can do your Christmas cards early or a birthday coming up. Very convient challenge with such fantastic sponsor images for you to win.  This fortnight our sponsors are Sassy Studio Designs, My Grafico and my very own DT, A & T Digital Designs (who has the images of the post just below this one). 

I colored this Sassy Studio Designs image, The Nutcracker, with Prisma Pencils.  Here she is in all her glory, just dancing away.  Oh wait a sec, I've never seen the Nutcracker play, can anyone tell me what it is about?  In pictures I have seen, a Ballerina is dancing and singing to the Toy Soldier.  I wonder what she is saying to him......

No reason not to see you at Fat Pages and ATC Challenges!  Please drop by and check us out.  We have wonderful inspiration from our very talented DT and the best sponsors ever!  Oh and Top 3 too!  New changes are coming also, so it is all very exciting at these two challenge.  Most important is that we love seeing what you create!

Bye bye for now.  Remember those Bright Spots!


PS I have to give credit to Karen C, who made the pin poking in the ribbon.  Isn't the netting just perfect for the image?   You can visit her blog to see her fab cards and also the link to her Etsy store where she sells her pins.  You have to go and look!  You will ewwww and ahhhhh at all the lovelies she has!   (she also sent me the flourish that I colored with a clear Stardust gel pen)

Boo & Snookie

A & T Emerald Fairy Girl speaking.  But I have a you look at this wonderful image, can you tell me which one is Boo and which one is Snookie???  I would so love to know your answers!  Either way, isn't this a fantastic image by A & T?  Sooooo love to color these images.  This fortnight challenge is "Add A Charm."  See the charm around Boo's, or is it Snookie's, neck?  Colored this up with good ol' Prisma Pencils.  Wouldn't "Are we there yet?," be a perfect sentiment?  I had two other snails to add but they wouldn't fit.  Bummer. LOL.  Stop by A & T Emerald Faeries Challenge and look at the other DT artwork.  Such a talented group and you are sure to be inspired to join us.  Hoping to see you there!  Without further nonsense from me, here is Boo & Snookie:

All of the images used are from the A & T Store!  Made quite a little Fairy Land, eh?

Bye for now, Friends.  A special thank you to my new followers.  I was really shocked to see you and truthfully, you made me feel very good.  A thank you too to those who always take the time to leave me a comment, whether I am in your challenge or not.  All of my Followers are wonderfully talented artists and it is quite a compliment that you would follow me!

Remember to look for the Bright Spots!  Please tell me one or two.  Would love to hear of them.  Onward to the next DT post!


ps we also have our A & T Challenge that runs alternate Tuesday fortnights.  It is a Bingo theme this time.  So you may be able to enter both challenges and have twice the chance of winning our unique images!