Saturday, May 28, 2011
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Sketch Challenge. Here's a copy of the sketch; I pretty much followed it exactly:
Copics: C3, E00, E21, E31, E35, E34, E35, E37, G24, G94 R20, R22, RV06, Y21, Y23, Y26, YG03, YG06
Posted by ahlers5 at 10:05 PM
Friday, May 27, 2011
This card gave me a heck of a time tonight. If you could actually see the card itself it looks like it went through the war. I had to pull it apart so many times. Nothing was ever straight no matter how many times I put it together. I guess I didn't cut straight. The craft oval around the sentiment I had to cut by hand. Another disaster. I had to redo it so many times there is almost no edge left. Well anyway, it still made it here so it was not a total loss. The image is from Sugar Nellie, the Simply Adorable Collection. I am in love with this collection. I just love the look on this little guy's face. So precious and innocent. I colored him with copics. I'm finally learning to do the hair without looking at the color guide constantly. He is sponged with ColorBox Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk. Although, it doesn't really show in the photo. The paper is from Stampin' Up. I usually list my copics, but my work area is such as mess I can't figure out which ones I used. Just one of those days!
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Fab & Funky Challenges Cute and Cuddly
Crafty Calendar Challenge Teddy Bears
2 Sisters Challenge Blog Anything Goes
Do It With Digis It's All About the Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters Buttons
Charisma Cardz Challenges Boy oh Boy
Truly Scrumptous Anything Goes
I had a request to make this card with a blond...so here it is. I'm not sure which I like better.
Posted by ahlers5 at 10:39 PM
Thursday, May 26, 2011
This is my Guest DT card for Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Blog, Challenge #55-Stitches. This image is from Wags 'n Whiskers. I colored it with Copics. The paper and ribbon are from my stash. The fish charm was in a small bag of charms I found at a junk store about a year ago. I had no idea what I would do with it at the time. I'm glad I bought it.It suits this card perfectly.
Copics: B21, B24, C1, C3, C5, C7, E00, E02, E35, E37,Y08, Y13, YG07, W5
Posted by ahlers5 at 9:01 PM
This image is from Digi Doodle Shop. If you haven't checked out the images there yet, please do. There are some beautiful digis there. I love so many I have a hard time deciding which ones to use. I knew I had to do this one as soon as I saw it. My daughter once did a beautiful counted cross stitch picture just like this and it turned out gorgeous. I absolutely loved making this card. Seems like my favorites are almost all of animals. This is my DT entry for Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #60 Anything Goes. I colored it with Copics and I used a white pen to highlight the eyes. The paper is A Proper Gentleman from Graphic 45. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog #40 Use A Digi
Make It Monday #38
Creative Card Crew Anything Goes
CraftyCatz Challenge No. 83 Anything Goes
I Did It Creations #56 Anything Goes
Do It With Digis Challenge #11 It's All About the Boys
Do You Stack Up Challenge #21 Animals
Whoopsi Daisy Birthday
Paper Pretties Birthday Card
Ladybug Crafts Animals
Charisma Cardz Boy Oh Boy
Paper Crafting Journey #11 Anything Goes-Your Favorite
Truly Scrumptous Anything Goes
E000, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18
E31, E33, E34, E97, E99
R00, R02, R12, R21
Posted by ahlers5 at 12:01 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
So far I'm keeping up with the Christmas Card Challenge at Splitcoast. These are two of the six cards I made for May. I thought for sure I wasn't going to make it this month, I've been so busy with challenges. I had alot of trouble photographing these tonight for some reason. I'm just too tired to do them over. They were both made with an old Stampin' Up set I bought at a yardsale. I really love the ribbon I used on the stocking card. I bought it about a year ago and never used it. I thought it was too wide. When I finally got around to trying it I realized it's actually very soft and flexible. It tied into a very nice bow.
Posted by ahlers5 at 8:34 PM
I recently tried to change my blog design. It did not turn out well at all. I decided to have someone else do it for me, before I wiped out the whole thing. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
Posted by ahlers5 at 8:04 PM
Friday, May 20, 2011
I created this card for Here Come the Boys Challenge #2 Sketch. I love the idea of having a challenge blog dedicated to the men and boys in our lives. I have always loved this image from Mo's Digital Pencil and finally decided to purchase it.
I colored it with Copics and sponged the edges of the picture with ColorBox Pigment Ink. I tried to make railroad tracks down the side of the card. They didn't quite come out as I envisioned them, but they'll do.
Posted by ahlers5 at 10:36 PM
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Welcome to Wags 'n Whiskers new Princess Collection blog hop. This digi is called Ballerina Katie. I just had to choose this one because I have a daughter named Katie. Katie, by the way, made sure she told me I forgot the comma after Happy Birthday. Thanks so much for pointing out that little detail after the fact. I decided it was best to leave it alone. This card was so much fun to create. I colored her with copics and added gold glitter to the crown and white glitter to her wand. The beautiful ribbon is hand dyed silk from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I bought it in several color combos. The paper is from K & Company. Please be sure to leave a comment. You may have a chance to win the full Princess Digi Collection. (6 digis). Three collections will be given away in all! Next stop on the bloghop is : Mariska and her card using the adorable "Beary Sweet."
Copics: B12, B14, B16, E00, E11, E97, E99
R01, Y28, YR12, YR20
I am also entering this in:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge Anything Goes
Posted by ahlers5 at 9:05 PM
Copics: B000, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, C5, R24
Posted by ahlers5 at 3:46 AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Wags 'n Whiskers new princess digis. Isn't she quite adorable. I colored her with copics and glittered her crown. The paper is from a Taylored Expression's Key Ingredient kit. The silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I tied it with Bow Easy. The three flowers were handmade. I really like the way the handmade ones look. Please come back and join us Friday for the blog hop. If you leave a comment on Friday's post, you'll have a chance to win the full Princess release.
Posted by ahlers5 at 9:26 PM
Friday, May 13, 2011
This is for Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge #58: Blue and Pink Combo. I colored this with copics and used glitter on the popped up flowers. The die is from Nestabilities and the paper is from K & Company.
Posted by ahlers5 at 12:18 PM
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
This is my first card as a Guest Designer for Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Blog. I will be a guest designer for May, June and July. I am very grateful that they have selected me for this opportunity! This image is called "Love You Sis." I thought it was just adorable when I first saw it. The current challenge is to use a punch or die. I colored the image with Copics and the background paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl. The flower was the first one I ever tried making about six months ago. I just happened to find it in my stash when I was looking for something yellow to embellish with. I still need alot of practice making flowers, but when I'm off for the summer I'll have lots of time to practice. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Copics: B12, B14, B16, B21, B34, B93, B95, E00 E02, E21, E31, E35
E97, E99, G05, R08, R11, R21, R24, R27, R39, Y11, Y13, Y15
Y21, YG06, YG07, YR12, YR20,W3
Posted by ahlers5 at 12:22 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This image is from Digi Doodle Shop. I colored it with Copics, but did the sky with pastels. I can't decide what to put for a sentiment. I'm open for suggestions if you have any.
Copics: B21, B34, B39, B93, B95, C1, C3, E15, E17, E18, E35, E37, E49
G24, R59, R89, YG83, YG97
Here is the updated version with the sentiment suggested by "bound4london" at Splitcoast Stampers.
Posted by ahlers5 at 9:39 PM
Monday, May 2, 2011
I am entering this card in Mo's Challenge #80: Pink and Girlie. The image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. She is colored with Copics. This is the second time I've used this image. I like it better each time. The silk ribbon is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I used my Bow Easy to tie it. Once I finally figured out how to use it, I don't tie a bow without it.
This is a big list of copics:
B05, BG 0000, BG000, BG02, BG10, BV00, BV02
C1, C3, E00, E02, E27, E55, E57, E97, E99
R01, R11, R20, R21, R22, R24, R32, Y11, Y13, Y15
YG03, YG63, YR12, YR12, YR17
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge Blog For A Mom
Sundays with Crissy Flowers
pattie's Creations Design Challenge Challenge #20 Mother's Day
Sentimental sundays Challenge #53 For Those Special Women in Your Life
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Springtime
Sisterhood of Crafters Mothers' Day Challenge
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays Mothers' Day
Moving Along with the Times Anything Goes
Posted by ahlers5 at 7:23 PM
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I was on a real card making binge yesterday. This is the fourth card I completed. My daughter had come over to craft and we worked for five hours. I had worked before that for a few hours alone. I was so tired last night I couldn't get it photographed, plus I needed to clean up my workspace first and I wasn't about to do that. This image is from Mo's Digital Pencil. She's colored with copics. I found the graphic for the sentiment in my Word program. It was ideal. I plan on making the boy version this week. Maybe, I can find some Anything Goes challenges to put it in.
Copics: B12, B14, C1, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37
R05, R08, R11, R27, W0, W1, W3, Y000, Y02, Y21, Y23, Y26
I have entered this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday's Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times Anything Goes
Paper Cutz Anything Goes
Posted by ahlers5 at 8:22 AM