Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Stephanie's Quilt - Accuquilt Go Churn Dash

My soul is fed with needle and thread. 

I managed to slip away from my frenzied holiday crafting this year to enjoy some blissful time with my second love...quilting. I stitched this lap quilt for my daughter, Stephanie, who  lives in Monterey, CA where the breeze off the magnificent Pacific ocean can get quite crisp on winter evenings. This cozy cotton quilt should provide her with a virtual hug from me and some snugly warmth  in her seaside paradise.

At approximately 54  x 72  inches, its generous size fits a twin bed.  My daughter chose a layer cake in blue shades and I contrasted it with shades of red.  I added a few leftover squares to jazz up the piecing on the back.

I almost always make striped binding for my quilts.  I love the crisp, modern look it adds to a traditional quilt.

With all the holiday madness  over, I can't wait to use my Accuquilt Go Big to die cut some new fun blocks.  My stash is calling me!.

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create some handmade snugly love.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Stay Close to People Who Feel Like Sunshine - Vera Lane Digi

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves."

Copic markers, Vera Lane digi from Etsy, Cricut cutting and writing,
white gel pen, gem swirl, bow die, dp background 

Hey there,

I've recently discovered THESE Vera Lane's digi stamps on Etsy and I'm blown away by their whimsical cuteness.  These fabulous images are so lovably quirky,  I just can't get enough of them. This darling little girl's enormous soulful eyes shaded by her luscious curtain-like eyelids are so dreamy.  And, oooooh, those  magical plaits!

I cut out the tag-shaped 5 x 7- inch card base in Cricut Design Space. I knew I wanted the sentiment to match the mirth this little doll-face conveys, and I think this one is perfect.  I have several sunshiny friends in my  fun-loving tribe who are worthy of this card.  And, thankfully, i have several amazing Vera Lane images  to play with.

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and spread some sunshine.

Playing along with:
        Moving Along With the Times Challenge #114
        My Time to Craft Challenge #413
        Craft Rocket Challenge #66
        Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - January ATG
        The Corrosive Challenge #1
        Digi Doodles Studios Challenge #23
        LeAnns World 101 Challenge #22
        Love to Craft Challenge #42
        Pearly Sparkles Challenge #47
        Tales From the Craft Room Challenge #1

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Lotus Chilling on a Country Swing - Make It Crafty Digi's

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. 

Copic markers, Make it Crafty Lotus and Country Swing digis, Spellbinder frame die,
Impression Obsession butterfly and flower dies, gold leafing pen, Nuvo drips, fun foam for mounting

Hey there,

I created this birthday card for a darling friend in my card making tribe ages ao and I'm happy to be finally posting it.   My birthday card theme this year is "charming images situated in idyllic scenes".  These adorable Make it Crafty digi stamps are perfect for that purpose.   I seated cute little Lotus on a country swing in the middle of a sunny garden to show off her perky style.  I edged the panel with gold and mounted it with a fun foam square on a lacy Spellbinders frame.  My pink card base is 6" x 6."

The tiny butterfly and flower dies are from Impression Obsession and are perfect for small details in a scene.

It's a cool, wintry day in California today (55 degrees--brrrrrr), but creating in my craft room makes me feel like I'm in a sunny garden every day!

Thanks for visiting,
Go forth and create a sunny day in your craft space.

Playing along with:
        Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #372
        Crafty Creations January Challenge
        Scrapy Land Challenge #130
        The Paper Funday Challenge #13
        Digi Choosday Challenge - Week 2
        Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - January 14
        Try it on Tuesday - What a Cutie
        Just Us Girls Challenge #518

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

You are Made of Magic - Janna Prosvirina Fantasy Fairy

To find magic in your life, just look deeply within yourself, 
and you will find that one thing that will elevate you 
and vaporize your worries, like magic.

Copic markers, Janna Prosvirina digi from Etsy, Cricut Design Space, Cricut Maker,
gold leafing pen, white gel pen, rhinestones, blue and lavender card stock
Hey  Artsy Tribe,

Magical is a word I would use to describe Janna Prosvirina's incredible digital art.  THIS lovely fairy in light grayscale was a delight to color with Copics in soft shades of blue, lavender and green.  I  continued her airy ethereal look with a whispy scroll-bordered card base which I was excited to find in Cricut Design Space.  I also created a small tag for my sentiment in Design Space and printed it with the  writing feature.  I edged my panel and card with a gold leafing pen and  embellished with lavender and clear rhinestones.  I added white gel pen dots to my lady's lovely wavy locks and my flower centers.

I loved coloring this enchanting fae with subtler colors than my usual vivid hues. Sometimes a little lighter touch is needed to bring forth the magic.

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and vaporize your worries with your own kind of magic.

Playing along with:
        Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #463
        Arty Divas Challenge #12
        Digi Choosday Challenge #1
        Through the Craft Room Door January Challenge
        Always Fun Challenge #144 - Something New (New Cricut Maker, New Digi)
        Path of Positivity Challenge #76
        Make My Monday Challenge #113
        Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Anything goes
        The Fairy and the Unicorn January Challenge

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

DT for Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge #1 - Morgan Fitzsimons Fantasy Fae Stamp

Morgan's ArtWorld digi, Copic markers, Cricut Design Studio cut files (frame and card base),
 Cricut writing feature, gold leafing pen, white gel pen, black and white card stock

Hey artsy tribe,

It's time again for another fabulous challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld.  I chose THIS gorgeous lady to inspire you and colored her in shades of pink and lavender to create a blissful fantasy garden.  She's mounted on a center step card base created in Cricut Design Space.  I sized the black panels to fit a 6 1/2  x 6 1/2 card when folded and framed my lovely lady with an ornate lavender frame.  I used the writing feature in Cricut Design Space to print the sentiment. 

Challenge #1 runs  from January 1 through  January 27.   
The theme is always "Anything Goes."  You can use any image or project. 
Join in this fabulous challenge HERE.

      Morgan has a new shop that will be fully open soon and there are some beautiful digi images available now for purchase HERE.  

We  would like to invite you to our Morgan’s ArtWorld Facebook Group.
Please come and join our Group HERE.

Please join us for this fun challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

Playing along with:
Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and create a masterpiece to enter in the Morgan's ArtWorld Challenge.