Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trevor is hitting the slopes

Can you believe that 2011 is almost here??!!  This will be my very last post for 2010.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday enjoying time with family and friends.

You may even be on a Ski vacation like our friend  Ski Bunny Trevor, who is on the slopes sporting his new Christmas attire.  Santa was very good to him and his Grandma knit him a cozy sweater with a matching scarf to keep him warm.  This stamp is just the cutest and quickest to bring to life.  I've had him coloured for quite a while just itchin' to put him to paper.

I used the following Copics to colour my image:
Skin:  R00; R20  Sweater:  R14; R24; R35; R39  Pants & Hat:  B000; B01; B06; BG45; BG72
Hair:  Y23; Y26; Y28; YR24   Boots, Gloves, Shading, Scarf, Skis:  B39; B37; BG72; C4; C7

I had some trees colored and cut out from a previous project and used them to create a winter wonderland scene by applying white glue and sprinkling Art Institute - Frost Ultrafine Glitter
to give the snow some sparkle.

Instead of using my Spellbinders "Labels Eight"  to cut out the image, I used a trimmed negative for a frame, matted it with red cardstock and punched an MS Border Punch down the right hand side.  This was all mounted on paper from 6" x 6" double-sided paperpad from Webster's "Santa/Sweet Season" and then put on a black card base.  Another tree and two snowflakes joined together with a Rhinestone were popped onto the frame with foam dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my little card as much as I had fun making it.

~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Popcorn Bear is ahead of the Game

Are you almost ready??!!  because....................  "Santa Clause is coming to town".........

Popcorn the Bear is jumping ahead a little to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I love this little image of Crafter's Companion Golfer Popcorn.  OCS has so many of the "Popcorn" sets in stock, you’re sure to find one to suit a card for anyone.Popcorn Bear718 copy
I found that he was so easy to color and hardly used any color at all, keeping him light and sunny looking.  The Happy New Year letters were punched and mounted on a sign that was sized to fit between his arms.  (I cut off the golf clubs and poked two holes in his hands to insert the twine to hold the sign.  Glossy Accents was used to stabilize the letters.
Copics:  E50, E51, E53, E9, R20, R89
Spellbinders:  Labels Eleven
Misc: (snow)  Frost Ultrafine glitter, ribbon and DP from stash.

I want to wish everyone of you who celebrate Christmas  a very “Merry Christmas” to you and yours . May the holidays give you time to spend with family and friends.

Til next time
                                ~ Rubber hugz, inky wishes ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stampavie – Penny Johnson - “I Wish”

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!  

When I saw this image in Lora's store, I just had to have it!  It is so sweet!  I had so much fun bringing it to life with my Copics.
The end result took very little coloring as the image speaks for itself. I also used some of the 6 x 6 Webster’s pages. These cardstock weight papers are so rich and beautiful! The 6 x 6 pads are scaled down versions of the  12 x 12, which make them ideal for cards.  They are my absolute favorite papers!   
Card Recipe:P1110713 copy
Copics:  Bows, and Stockings:  R24; R20; R29; R39, Skin:  R00; E02; R20,  Dress:  RV20; C1,  Hair:  E11; E13; Y18, Mantle:  E33; E11; E13; C1, Shading:  C1; E11
Spellbinders:  Beaded Ovals and Scalloped Rectangles
Misc:   Stickles, Pearls**, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Glossy Accents, Oval Punch, and Frost - Sheer Shimmer Mist.
P1110714 copy** TIP:  In a pinch, if you don’t happen to have the right shade of pearls, color them with copic markers.

This image reminds me so much of our daughter, when she was little.  She always had a teddy in her arms and such a sweet little smile. P1110716 copy

Remember, Stamp up a storm, ink up a Wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ rubber hugs & inky wishes ~


Monday, December 6, 2010


Hi to all my fellow Blogsters!!  Well today is a big day for ONE CRAZY STAMPER, as it is the Launch of the Design Team Blog, which I am very proud to be a member.  We have all been waiting on pins and needles for this day.  If you haven’t been to One Crazy Stamper’s online store you have been missing out BIG TIME.  The prices are absolutely awesome, with lots of sales going on, her copic prices are a screaming deal – Check it out at OneCrazyStamper.com.

OK, now I’m really nervous about my first post to a Design Team Blog – I’ve been puttering with my own blog for over a year, but this is serious stuff – and I’m in a league of absolutely talented gals.  I feel like a tadpole in a very big pond. 
The theme this month is of course, Winter / Christmas.  I just love the rich colours of Christmas.  I made a Tri-Shutter card, using Chic Shopping, available at One Crazy Stamper.   I’m always kidded by my husband about not being able to make a normal 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card …….  I love to construct…….

Chic ShoppingOpen-Chic-ShoppingCARD RECIPE:
Stamp:  Chic Shopping from Stampavie; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Copics:  Coat, Purse, Scarf:  R22; R25; R29; R39;  Pants & Bag, Scarf:  E11; E21; E23; Skin:  R00; E01; R20  Hair:  E29, E25; E21. Die Cuts:  Long Classic Scalloped and Plain Rectangles .  Other items: MS Border Punch, Webster Pages DP, charms and ribbon from stash.
Drop over to One Crazy Stamper and take a peek at the samples the Design Team have added to the Christmas / Winter theme.  Enter your own card, to win a $25 Gift Certificate!!   With OneCrazyStamper's  already fantastic prices, $25. can go a very long way! 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #167

For Mojo Monday Challenge #167, I decided  to make Tilda With a Hanging Star into an Ornament to fit  the challenge.
She is such a sweet little Tilda – aren’t they all??!!  I would have posted this much sooner, but my camera was having issues – actually, the “user” was having issues.  I love my camera.  DH has a DSLR that requires a u-haul to carry all the equipment, and mine – well it is an “almost” DSLR that I carry in a small bag.  My other camera that I have with me all the time – well, it is small and fits in my purse quite nicely. 

Here is a picture of the Mojo Sketch.  
And here is my creation.  I think “Tilda With a Hanging Star is just the sweetest……….. 

This is the first time I have had a pleasing results experimenting with the copic R’s.
R22; R24; R29; R39.

I cut Tilda out and popped her onto a circle with “Dap”, (the acrylic bathtub grouting compound).

I had forgotten all about the effects of giving dimension, and is easy to apply to those tiny little pieces you want raised.  I have thumbs that hurt most of the time, so I paid a little more and got the trigger pump.  Really easy to use and it lasts forever.  I don’t think it is acid free, so wouldn’t recommend it for scrapbooking and it does take a while to harden
P1110696Here is a side view of my card, I used some navy snowflake DSP on the inside and punched out some large snowflakes, then popping it onto some white to make the snowflakes pop.

I will write on the navy with a white gel pen and add a computer generated “newsletter”. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at my creation.  Thank you to all who take the time to leave comments, I love to read them, it makes my day.