Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Art Impressions - Golden Oldies - Betty

My friend Maria turned the big 40 this year!!!  I thought this image of an older woman (symbolizing me) belting out Happy Birthday was appropriate!  I found some Happy Birthday sheet music and printed it out as the background paper; coloured and mounted the image and away I went!  I quite like it.
Materials:  Rubber Stamp by: Art Impressions; Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Sunday, January 26, 2014

JustINKlined - Men - Happy Birthday Sam

This is another of the JustINKlined images from their Best of 2012 CD.  A lot of really good stuff on there.  This image is for my nephew, who, while he doesn't wear slippers, often bears a striking resemblance to this image!  In all fairness he does have a very stressful job, but he does also enjoy his relaxation!  Sam's birthday is at the beginning of December, so I am catching up slowly in posting these images.  Soon I'll be all caught up and can begin to enjoy my retirement with no cloud over me!
Materials:  Digital Image by: JustINKlined; Spellbinder Die; CS: SU: Colour by Copic -- Sentiment found on Art Impressions site but typed by me.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

JustINKlined - Garden Bench

Well, I remembered the other problem with waiting to post my cards.  Somes, with infrequently used (or first time use in this case) images, I can't remember who drew them!  I strongly suspect this is a JustINKlined image, and I'm hoping that if it is not, somebody will correct me.  I guess I could go through the CD, but right now I'm feeling kind of lazy.  I had a lot of trouble with this card - getting the background right.  I can't even remember the number of times I resprayed the background.  By the end of it, I wasn't even sure I liked the card anymore, but the recipient, bless her, seemed pleased!
Materials:  Digital Stamp by: JustINKlined (maybe); CS: SU: DP: Prima; Spellbinder Die; Colour by Copic

Monday, January 20, 2014

JustINKlined - Woman

My friend Alexandra is such a lady that I thought this lady in a spectacular hat would be perfect for her. I also wondered if I'd even be able to colour this image, it seemed so intricate and difficult.  Surprisingly, it wasn't that hard.  I must say that I don't use JustINKlined images very often, but I bought their The Best of JustINKlined 2012 CD late last year and they have tons of really nice images, the above being one of them.  I'm quite happy with it!
Materials:  Digital Image by JustINKlined; Spellbinder Die; CS: SU: Sentiment: SU: Colour by Copic

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mo Manning - Birthday Fairy Lee

Apparently, there are a couple of drawbacks in delaying posting images on one's blog.  Two that come to mind are -- I have forgotten who I made this card for; and, I can't remember the other one!  Regardless, I think this card turned out pretty well, and whoever got it was likely happy with it!  Not like they can tell me because I'm pretty sure none of my friends look at my blog --- oh well!  I hope somebody is looking, but if not, at least I have a good catalogue of the cards I've done!
Materials:  Digital Image by Mo Manning; CS: SU: Embossing Folde: SU: Colour by Copic - sparkles are Copic Spica.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mo Manning - Whoopee - Happy Birthday Candys

My friend Candys is a gorgeous woman and turned 54 this year.  I'm sure she thinks she's losing the battle with age and wrinkles --- I say - who cares, she's still gorgeous and let's face it, we're supposed to age. Nothing worse than people, and women are the worst for this, trying to look like they are 35 when they are 55!  I'm starting my own crusade against ageism --- I'm 59 and proud of it! I've worked hard to get here. But enough about me!
Materials:  Digital Image by Mo Manning; CS: SU: Embossing Folder: SU: Spellbinder Dies; Colour by Copic. Pearls made using a Viva Pearl Pen, then colouring with Copic Marker.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Giddy-Up - Mo Manning - For my Danny

My sweet little Daniel turned 5 on November 1 and while I did send him his card and presents on time, I have been a little delinquent about posting my creations of late.  Regardless, Danny is one "energetic" little fellow - usually with a big smile and always with a loving word --- he will say to me "Gramma, I love you too much!" Ah, warms the cockles of my heart.  As usual, when I send birthday cards, or whatever to the kids, I hide a $2 coin on the front.  In this case it is under the lone tire.

Materials:  Digital Image by: Mo Manning; Background Stamp: SU: Sentiment: SU: Spellbinder Die Circles; Colour by Copic

Friday, January 10, 2014

Carmen Medlin - No Worries - For Darcy

One of my former colleagues, Darcy had a near brush with death earlier last year -- had he not gone to the hospital when he did, an abscess in his large intestine would have ruptured, and he would have died!  Luckily for him and for us, he made it,  the recovery was  long --- by the time he finally returned to work it was  9 months since the incident!  This card is to represent the peace and joy in life that he should be experiencing.  I am quite pleased that SCACD is now offering some digital images as I'm finding as time goes by, I much prefer them as I can at least make them the size I want.  This particular image is a Carmen Medlin one - called No Worries which I purchased on-line from SCACD - which, sadly is my only option as Susana can no longer ship to Canada -- oh well.  Now if she'd just get the Oddly Sweet Curiosities into digital my life would be complete!
Materials:  Digital Image by Carmen Medlin; Embossing Folder by SU: CS: SU: Colour by Copic; Spellbinder Die

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mo Manning - Rosa - For Adele's Birthday

Sarah's mother-in-law, Adele (also my friend) is Italian, and while this little girl is obviously not Italian, more likely Spanish, I figured, close enough --- sorry to all the Italians and Spaniards out there who are likely thinking there's a big difference!  I love the colours of this card - so bright and cheerful - which is how people should feel on their birthdays I believe.  Adele has been experiencing some health challenges of late - knee replacements; heart attack; hernia --- but she's rising about them --- sometimes, it kind of sucks to get older!
Materials:  Mo Manning - Digital - Rosa; CS: SU: DP: ??: Spellbinder Die; Pearl by Viva Pearl Pen; Colour by Copic