Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Bears and Creepy vs Cute Flowers!

 Good morning!  We had some excitement at our house yesterday morning... I live smack dab in the geographical center of Massachusetts in a town called Rutland.  It's a rural town but has had a lot of new developments recently, leaving the wildlife struggling to find places where they can safely roam and live.  Anyway, yesterday morning this guy stopped by our neighbor's bird feeder and chicken coop looking for a snack and we all scared him off so he wouldn't get into trouble...

Pretty cool, huh?  The neighbor called the Mass Wildlife Association and was told we have 2 known bear dens in the woods behind our houses.  I won't be going for any strolls through the woods any time soon!

Today is my day to post on the Oddball Too Cute to Spook blog and I have a couple of projects to share with you using the fun May Members Exclusive Images Creepy vs Cute - first up is a card using my standard format of 5.25x5.25 inches:

And a couple of ATCoins (my new addiction - ha!):

I would like to enter my ATCoins into the following challenges:

I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather and spending some time in the fresh air and I hope you all have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend coming up!  Peace.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Peace, Love, and Hippies!

 Hello friends! Today is my day to post on the Oddball Art Too Cute To Spook blog - tomorrow's theme for the Creepy Cute Chronicles is Wild & Free/Boho/Hippie Daze and that theme is right up my alley so I made a couple of fun cards using Whimsical Big Eye Flower Girl Noora Image #244For the first card, I printed out her whole body, colored her with a combination of Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits and Blick alcohol markers.  I used a banner die cut, a frame die cut, and a peace sign die cut and added some gemstone stickers and alphabet stickers to spell out "peace" on the banner - all other embellies are from Doodlebug Designs coordinating paper pads & stickers (this one was a lot of fun to make!) and I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Use Dies and/or Punches

Love to Craft: Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps: Die Cuts or Stencils

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies

For the card above, I printed out a tie dye background and then cropped the image close to get a nice big face to color.  I used a combination of Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits with Blick alcohol markers and gave her some sparkly eye shadow with Ranger Stickles.  Threw some decorative tape on there along with a paper flower with a button center and some peace sign die cuts.  I hope you like! Peace.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

No Desire to Fit In

 Good morning everyone!  Today is my day to post on the Oddball Too Cute To Spook blog.  I used 2 of the adorable Oddball images to create my little card today - I put Snail Pixie Pete #306 inside the Magic Glass Ball #476:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits, my favorite coloring medium.  Added some purple Stickles to his wings and Diamond stickles to the skull and some purple gemstone stickers for eyes.  Lizzy has so many adorable images available at Oddball Art, I just love being on her design team and seeing what I can come up with each week!  Make sure you check out the store here for all of the deliciousness!  Peace.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Say Your Pwayers Wabbit!

 Hello crafty friends!  It's a beautiful day here in central Massachusetts - I hope you are enjoying sunshine wherever you are!  I'm really looking forward to nice weather, opening windows, playing with my grandbabies outside... but I digress.  Today is my day to post on the Oddball Too Cute To Spook blog so I'd like to share a card with you that I made using the kitty from CCC 149 Haunted Picnic and CCC  147 Bunny Butt:

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Feminine

Show us Your Pussies - Furrything Goes

Love to Craft May Challenge - Anything Goes

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  - Feminine

Paper Funday - Florals

The Sisterhood of Crafters - How Does Your Garden Grow?

I colored with a combination of Blick markers and Prismacolor pencils with mineral spirits.  I like to keep my cards fairly clean and simple to keep the focus on the image and/or sentiment.  I also love combining images from different stamp sets to see what I can come up with - creativity is fun for me.  See you all next time - thank you for visiting!  Peace.