Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sugar Plum Fairy Christmas

Happy Wednesday everyone. Today I have a card for you with that vintage feel. I just love doing vintage projects. Hope you like it :)

Materials used:

Copics - R11, R00, R0000, E43, E42, E41, E40, E01, E00, E000, R20, BG34, E35, YR20, E50 - Oozak
Cryogen White card stock and Glimmer Mountain Rose text - Paper Temptress
Sugar Plum Fairy Enchantress - Lacy Sunshine
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet
Tim Holtz Distress Inks pads
Prima Distresser
Memory Box dies - Oozak

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Happy Tuesday everyone. Today I have a card for you using non-traditional Holiday colors. It's a bit dark for me but I think it came out great. I am using a beautiful image from a great artist Heather Valentin, Eleanor and Pickles North Pole.

Materials used:

Copics - Oozak
X-Press It - Oozak
Heartfelt Creations paper and die
Memory Box Dies - Oozak
Martha Stewart glue
Tim Holtz Glitter - Oozak

Challenges entered:
There is still time to play the Lacy Sunshine challenge, Anything Goes.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lacy Sunshine Indian Maidens

Happy Sunday everyone. Today starts a new challenge for the Lacy Sunshine Color Your World challenge. With Fall in full swing, Heather has created some really beautiful Indian Maidens and I got to color Windsong Indian Maiden.

I colored this beauty with Kuretake Gamsai Tambi 36ct Solid Watercolors and Zig Clean Color Watercolor markers.
I also created the cornucopia using card stock, burlap, corn husks, flowers, leaves and pine cones.

The embellishments are a take on the leather hair wraps. They are made with Faux Leather card stock, leather string, beads and feathers that from my parrot Spike (he is molting right now lol).

The background is on a canvas board. I used a leafy stencil with texture paste and colored with the gelatos.

Materials List:

Lacy Sunshine image - Windsong Indian Maiden
Kuretake Gamsai Tambi 36ct Solid Watercolors 
Zig Clean Color Watercolor markers
Watercolor Paper
Canvas Board
TCW Stencil
Faber Castell Gelatos
Leather card stock - Paper Temptress
Butternut Orange Treasures card stock - Paper Temptress
Corn Husks
Flowers, Leaves, Wheat and Pine Cones
Leather String

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Sparkletini Christmas

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I have an ornament for you and with one of the cutest images from Lacy Sunshine.

The ornament is on Vellum paper and I used the Sparkle Poinsettia stamp and dies from Heartfelt Creations. I heat embossed the Poinsettia stamp twice and leaves once with embossing powder from Lindy's stamp Gang and then used the corresponding dies to cut them out.

Materials used:

Lacy Sunshine image - Sparkletini
Copics - R24, R22, R21, R20, R01, R00, R0000, E01, E00, E000BV20, YG67, YG63, G20, Y26, Y23, Y21 - Oozak
Cryogen White card stock and Golden Glow Metallic Vellum - Paper Temptress
Heartfelt Creations Sparkle Poinsettia stamps and dies
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Watercolored Fairy

Happy Thursday everyone. I have to tell you, I never thought I would get into watercoloring, but I love it so so much and it's something I know I will continue to do, like with the Copics. I have this beautiful fairy from Lacy Sunshine, Love is in the Air Love Note Fairy, in a very CAS card.

Materials used:

Lacy Sunshine image - Love is in the Air Love Note Fairy
Hambly Screenprint - Bohemian - Paper Temptress
Mica/Metallic text weight - Paper Temptress
Spellbinders Dies
Kuretake Watercolors
Watercolor paper
Butterfly punch

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Mansi and Cub

Happy Monday everyone. Today I have an Autumn project using the beautiful Mansi and Cub image.

Materials used:

Mansi and Cub Lacy Sunshine image
Copics - E44,E42,E41,E40, YR18, Y15, YR12, YR00, YG67, YG63, G20, Y26, Y21,Y11, Y000, E18, E15, E13, E11, C9, E01, E00, R20, N9, N7, N5, N3, N1 - Oozak
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Clear Vellum paper - Paper Temptress
Kraft paper - Paper Temptress
Ribbon - Paper Temptress
Spellbinders Dies
Flower Soft in Heather

I created a Tepee for her and her cub. The tepee was really pretty easy to create, using the Spellbinders Nested Lacey Pennants, Vellum paper, Copics and Ribbon.
To create the tepee, cut out 3 of the Lacy Pennants and color with copic markers. Glue them together, leaving an opening, add the ribbons for the door. For the bottom, I cut one Spellbinders Nested Pennant and glued on. Then I added flower soft glue and sprinkled flower soft in Heather for the floral effect.
Challenges entered:
Don't forget the Anything Goes Challenge is still going on. Hope you will stop by and join in.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Holiday Recipes for Lacy Sunshine Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend. Today is my first official post as a Lacy Sunshine Creative Designer, yay. I was just so thrilled when Heather asked me to join the team. She has the most adorable and cutest digital images I have ever seen. I want to thank Heather and all the Lacy Sunshine Creative Designers for having me on the team :)

Now on to my project: I created a Distressed Recipe Booklet with Butter Anne Cookie Crumbler and she is so adorable. Check out the Lacy Sunshine Color Your World and Creative Inspirations challenge blog and see what the other Creative Designers have created and their yummy recipes.

Isn't she the cutest.

Materials used:

Copics - Oozak
  Clothes- RV89,RV85,RV83,RV81, W7, W5, W3, W1
  Skin - E01, E00, E000, R20, R85, R81, E77
  Hair - E25, E31, E50
  Wings - RV11, RV10, RV0000
  Butter - Y02, Y00, Y0000, E37, E33, E31, R85
Lacy Sunshine image - Butter Anne Cookie Crumbler
Cryogen White card stock for the image - Paper Temptress
Heavenly White 120# card stock for the booklet - Paper Temptress
Deckle in Sandstone for the pages - Paper Temptress
Deckle in Natural for the recipe and leaves - Paper Temptress
Canvas for the cover
JustRite background stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder
Tim Holtz Distress stamp pads
Prima flowers and leaves
Prima Distresser
Spellbinders Dies
Burlap and twine from my stash

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For more adorable images visit Heather's store Lacy Sunshine Stamps.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Little Gothic

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have a card for you that’s a bit out of my norm. I hope you like it :)

Materials used:

Mica/Metallic text weight in Silver - Paper Temptress
Mica/Metallic text weight in Onyx - Paper Temptress
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Spellbinders, Memory Box and Poppy Stamps Dies
Copics - BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20, V28, V25, V22, V20, E01, E00, E000, R20, E51, E50, BV00 - Oozak
Lacy Sunshine image - Cassandra
WOC Roses
Cuttlebug Embossing folder

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Under The Sea Christmas

Happy Sunday everyone. Today, I am happy to say that I am a GDT for the Lacy Sunshine Challenge blog and it's also my birthday today :) The challenge for the next two weeks will be Under The Sea Christmas and I had so much fun coloring this absolutely adorable image and creating this card for you. Hope you like it :)

Isn't she adorable :)

Materials used:

Lacy Sunshine image - Shelly Sun Kissed Mermaid
Copics - Oozak
Memory Box Dies and Poppy Stamps Dies - Oozak
Spellbinders Dies
Gold Sparkle card stock, Mica/Metallic Emerald text weight, Heavy Weight Clear Vellum and Golden Glow Metallic Vellum - Paper Temptress

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I just wanted to say thank you again to Lacy Sunshine for having me as their GDT :)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Colors

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I have a card for you filled with some beautiful fall colors.

Materials used:

Butternut Orange and Goldenrod - Treasures -Paper Temptress
Cranberry Brown Bag text - Paper Temptress
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Copics - Oozak
Lacy Sunshine image - Gusty Oak
Spellbinders Dies
Memory Box dies - Oozak
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads - Oozak
Fall Embellishments are from my stash

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Friday, September 11, 2015


Happy Friday everyone. Mel here with a card for you that will show you my very first attempt at water coloring. I hope you like it :)

I loved how she came out and I had so much fun water coloring her. This image took me 3 days to do and it was worth it, it see what I can accomplish with lots of time and patience and love.

Materials used:

Sorbet – Grape - Paper Temptress
Mica/Metallic – Rose Quartz - Paper Temptress
Mica – Metallic – Silver - Paper Temptress
Ching Chou Kuik image - Lily
Wartercolor Paper
Kuretake Gamsai Tambai 36ct Japanese paints
Paint brushes
Spellbinders & Sizzix Dies
Die’sire embossing folder
WOC – Lillies
Copics - Oozak

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Back to School

Happy Thursday everyone. Today I have a really super duper cutie for you :)

Isn’t she super duper cute
Materials Used:
Cryogen White card stock - Paper Temptress
Classic Linen package – Classic Natural and Silverstone - Paper Temptress
Basis – Light Yellow - Paper Temptress
Basis – Light Green - Ppaer Temptress
Hambly Screenprint – Portrait Gallery - Paper Temptress
Copics - Y02/Y00/Y0000, T5/T3/T1, YG23/YG03/G20, YR23/Y32/E50, G24/G23/G20 - Oozak
Lacy Sunshine image - Eleanor and Pickles Back to School
Spellbinders dies
Apple punch

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sepia Color Tones

Happy Saturday everyone. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Hubby took the kids out boating with some friends and I have the house to myself finally, lol. I needed this alone time and hubby was kind enough to give it to me :) I have a sepia color tone card for you today, this is a bit out of my box, but I had so much fun coloring the image.

Materials used:

Copics - Oozak
Memory Box Die - Oozak
Distress Ink Pads - Oozak
Lacy Sunshine image - Amelia
Cryogen White card stock, Ruche and Mica/Metallic text weight - Paper Temptress
Spellbinders Dies
Prima flower

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone. Melanie here with a CAS one layer card for you. It's been a while since I have posted on my blog and am excited to be getting back into the crafting world.

This card was so much fun to make using the Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer tool.
Materials used:
 X-Press It Blending card - Paper Temptress Ribbon - Paper Temptress
Make it Crafty image - Carly Celebrates
Copics - Oozak
Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Spritzer tool - Oozak

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Outlawz Challenges ~ Once Upon a Time DT Call

We are excited to announce will be offering a brand new challenge, Once Upon a Time, which will feature Vintage/Shabby Chic projects.  We are looking for 3 to 5 DT members with a variety of skills and who would love to work in a stress free environment.  If  you design stye is Vintage/Shabby Chic and would love to be involved with the team please read our criteria below and contact us!

DT requirements

You must be able to commit long term  
You must be able to complete projects on time
Commitment: We need you to make a minimum of 2 projects every month during your time on the team.
You will also be expected to: actively promote on Facebook /Twitter/ Instagram/ Pinterest and your own blog if you have one.  Being active on Social media is a pre-requisite to being on our team (you don't have to do ALL of these).
You will be expected to leave comments using our rota system for people who enter our challenges.
Skill level –
Any level can apply, we want everyone to see all kinds of projects at every level so do NOT be intimidated
Photos - you MUST be able to take good photos of your work.  
Style will be Vintage/Shabby Chic
You do not need to have DT experience to apply
Looking for all types of paper crafters (mixed media, markers,  any type, cards, etc.)
You may use any company's image/stamp UNLESS the requirement calls for something specific which we will supply you with

DT Benefits

You may receive merchandise from sponsors

Most of all - we need people who ADORE craft. We want people who are team players and in it for the long haul.

So if this is you, email us with why you want to be on the team, your blog address and 2 examples of some work, we'd love to see them!  email us at:  

Closing date: April 10, 2015
Announcement Date: April 14, 2015