Sunday, June 30, 2013


I had a pretty productive weekend and I was able to find time to make several cards-yahoo-my OWH box is almost full.

Over at Drunken Stampers this week's challenge is:


I have this very sweet Tiddly Inks little fairy digital image- so fun to color!  I used BoBunny Isabella papers, and copics (C3,5,7,9; YG45; E00,50; R20; RV00,02 and 04, EK Success punch, Hero Arts sentiments and Sakura clear star and clear glaze pens. Since most of my cards are sent to OWH, glitter that comes off is not OK! So- when I want lots of sparkle but want our troops to be safe, I cover the clear star glitter pen with a clear glaze pen, The glaze gives lots of shine and seals in the glitter so it passes the Sandy Allnock sweater test! I put a honkin' lot of glitter on her wings and scribbled more on her hair, dress and shoes. The shine on her hair and wings in the first picture is from the glaze. The second picture shows less glaze, more sparkle! I cut 3 butterflies from another piece of the BoBunny papers and glued them around the fluttering fairy!

And did you hear??? The awesome ladies over that Drunken Stampers are on the look out for some fun and crafty folks to join their design team. I had a lot of fun with the group when I was the Designated Designer in I am thinking this would be a blast! Not a lot of hoops to hop thru- just some great challenges, laughs and lots of support--- go take a look and give it a chance!

Another great sketch is posted at OWH by Marlene today. I am so loving the sketches and the sample cards that Marlene is choosing-- I am having a hard time picking my favorite! I guess each week the posted sketch is my favorite--I like when I use the sketch for several cards but they all look different! I do not take pictures of all of my cards- mostly just the ones I make for challenges....I may take pictures of my whole box before I mail it off to Kris.... and maybe I won't-depends on the timing!

Kathryn  made a fantastic card for today's inspiration! I love her patterned papers and matting- and I love that the sentiment really stands out and is the same paper as her mats!

My card:

I tucked my panel on the right behind the panel on the left and changed where I put my embellishments and left off the twine but otherwise I stayed pretty true to the sketch.
I used Authentique Festive papers, Mama Elephant stamps, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug and Bamboo Leaves inks, Copics R29, C1,3,5, G99 and YR04. I am trying to make some Christmas cards every week to add to my next shipment for Kris- so she has a little bit of a headstart on the winter holidays. I am really going to try to get my boxes in well before the OWH deadlines....sometimes I cut it very close!

Another busy softball week coming up for Tessa- the town league championship games are starting this week-after the break for the All Star games. Her team won 1 out of 3 of the All Star games- so they are out of the tournament....but the 2 losses both ended up requiring extra innings! The win was by a score of 16-1--the bats were on fire that night! Fabulous effort by all the teams- we just came up a tiny bit short.....but wow- her team really put forth true teamwork!!!

Craft on and have a great week- and fellow Americans, enjoy our Independence Day!


  1. Diane, I love the Christmas card you made. The damask stamp you used for a tree is so clever and the bling really brings safe sparkle to the card! Thanks for playing along.

  2. I love your snowmen! I'm happy to see you're already making holiday cards and thanks for showing your prizefighter from the blot hop!

  3. I am glad I am not the only one making Christmas cards in the heat of the summer!! Love how you made the sketch your own!

  4. Wow,wow, wow (!!!) on the fairy card! The coloring and sparkle was too, too wonderful and I always love pink and gray together! Funny that you did a Christmas card, which is too cute.

    We were up at a Mt. Rainier cabin this past week and I mostly colored Christmas and winter stamped images to try to get ahead of the season for once. (Ha! I say that every year. And I'm always rushing to get cards to people at the last minute.)

    And how great about the softball! When I was growing up, if girls wanted to play sports, we had to do it in neighborhood fields without any official organization. (I had an Australian Shepherd and collie who returned the long hit balls. lol) Being proud of playing your hardest and doing your best is a wonderful life lesson for your Tessa to learn! You must be so proud of her!

  5. Great cards Diane!!! Your creations are fab!
    Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week and for giving the DT call a shout out :)

  6. This so darn pretty! The holiday image is so sweet and simple :)
    Thanks for reminding us to make holiday cards.

  7. Such cute cards, love the "tree" stamp with the snow man, such a clever idea! With the heat right now, Christmas cold sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sooo cute! Love the green paper used for the panel and the gems around the corner are the perfect finishing touch! I need to start on my Christmas cards too! Sounds like Tessa is having a big time playing ball!

  9. Love love love your cards Diane! What a sweet fairy card and that snowman card is adorable! Thanks for playing the Enchanted challenge at Drunken Stampers and for posting about our DT call!

  10. Love all of the sparkle on the fairy wings and your Christmas card is wonderful too!

    Hope you had fun at the ballfield!


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