Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thank you

This card is going to a very special lady. I used the digital image from Shelly's Images called Pansies.  I colored  it with CarbOthello chalk-pastel coloring pencils.  Great image to color.
Thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CDAC "Hot" Drawing Challenge

Dog Days of Summer By Pattie's Creations



These two adorable images were voted the highest at the Crafter's Digital Art Center "Hot" drawing challenge.  If you're a member, check it out.  If not, become a member and these images can be yours at a special discounted price. All proceeds go the artist, and to help pay the fees at CDAC.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

 Welcome back to another month with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges :)
These challenges will last the whole month so you have lots of time to submit your creations. You are welcome to submit up to four projects using the sketches provided as a guide. This months sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.
The theme for this months challenge is to "add a button".  For my card, I used the Flowering Tree digital image by "priscillastyles".  View this, and all of her images at her store

Sunday, April 29, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge #16

This beautiful digital image from Wax Fruit Company is one of the freebies being offered in round #16 of the Progressive Challenges at Crafter's Digital Art Center. I used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge.  I will also be adding this to the challenge at Just Some Lines.  The theme is to Give the Gift of Flowers.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

This card was made for the Progressive challenges at Crafter's Digital Art Center .  This digital image is from Create With TLC, and it's one of many free images for members who have joined the challenges.  The theme for this challenge is "It's All About the Bears".  My sketch is from this months Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Easter Weekend

Happy Easter!  I'm getting very adventurest with my Easter dinner this year.  I'm cooking a leg on lamb on a charcoal grill.  I've never cooked a leg of lamb before, let alone on a grill. 

Don't you just love this sweet digital bunny image by Angels Landing?

I am entering this card in many challenges today.  First is the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday.  Then is the "Check It Out" challenge at Shelly's Images where we have to use checks or plaids.  "In Your Easter Bonnet" challenge at Our Creative Corner.  Make a card and use elements that you would put on an Easter bonnet.  Our Daily Bread's challenge is "New Life".  Your creations must symbolize new life which can be Easter, budding trees, flowers...etc.  And last is the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  We had to find insiration from the Soul-Flower website.  I was inspired by the colors in this tapestry.

Thanks for looking.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Midnight Madness April Monthly Sketch Challenge #137 (MMSC137)

Welcome back to another month with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges :)

These challenges now last the whole month so you have lots of time to submit your creations. You are welcome to submit up to four projects using the sketches provided as a guide. For a fun twist, this month the theme is to add a flower to it.  The themes are merely for inspiration and not required to play our sketch challenges.  This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

 For my card, I used the digital tea pot image by "priscillstyles".  I heat embossed the pot and used the cracked glass technique.  My paper is from My Minds Eye.

We hope you will have fun working with our sketches and will be inspired by the work of the Midnight Madness Design Team.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mr. Bunny

How great is this dapper Mr. Bunny?! This digital image is by Spectacular Printable. They came in first in the Digi Drawing Contest at Crafter's Digital Art Center. Congratulations to Lyn Norton's granddaughter, Amber Katherine.

I colored Mr. Bunny with watercolor crayons.  Haven't used them in ages.  The sketch is from this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  My papers are from My Minds Eye.  Mr. Bunny is free for members of CDAC that have signed up for the Progressive Challenges.

Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Liebster Blog Award


I am so thrilled to have received the Liebster Award form Linda Fisher.  I want to thank her for recognizing my blog, and for her very kind words.  Please take the time to visit her blog.  Her talent is amazing!
The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs, of  200 or less  followers who you feel deserve to be noticed
5. Let them know they have been chosen
With so much talent out there, I could definitely pick more then five blogs. I have listed below, five people who have truly inspired me.   Be sure to visit their amazing blogs, and don't forget to become a Follower!  I know they will appreciate it!

1.  Pat -  Stamp, Paper and Ink
2.  Marsha - Stamping Down South
3.  Donna - my artistic release
4.  Gunn - MsPlums Place
5.  Pattie - Pattie's Creations


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Basket of Flowers

I made this card for the Progressive Challenge at Crafter's Digital Art Center.


The digital basket image is from Shelly's Images.  It's available to members of CDAC that have joined in the Progressive Challenge.  I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches
The paper I have used is from My Minds Eye.  The image was colored with Lyra skin tone pencils.
I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
                  CDAC  Progessive Challenge #14
                  Tuesday Morning Sketches
                  Digital Tuesday Challenge - Think Spring
                  Shelly's Images - Show Us What You've Got

Thanks for looking.



Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Happy Sunday. This is my second card for the progressive challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center.
The image, which is free for anyone that becomes a member and signs up for the challenges, is from Back to Paper.  I cheated a bit by coloring her in Paint, and then paper pieced her dress.  The sketch is from the Sketch Saturday challenge. 

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

There is a new set of progressive challenges at Crafters Digital Art Center, with lots of new freebie images for members.

The theme for this round is "Spring is Coming". Although you'd never know it today. It's a gloomy day, and there is snow in my yard.

I have used the adorable, digital image from Lia Stampz. Thanks for taking a look. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Midnight Madness Monthly Sketch Challenge

Happy March 1st.

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge now last the whole month so there is lots of time to submit your creations.  This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.  Enter one style or both. You are more than welcome to enter up to 4 cards during the whole month of March. Just have fun and come play with us :)
Here is this months fancy sketch and for an added twists we would like to challenge you to "make it Green". Break out all your Green craft supplies and get busy :) Themes are merely for inspiration and not a requirement to play.
For my card I used the Frog Digital image from "priscillastyles" Store.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, cut it our and then heat embossed.

Have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lace and Flowers

Happy Sunday everyone.  Here is a card that I made for the Lace and Flowers challenge at Stamp-n-doodle


This digital image, called Autum Bike Ride is from Stamp-n-doodle .  I recently purchased some chalk-pastel coloring pencils that I used to color this image.  I really love using them.

Have a great day.  Thanks for taking a peek:-)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Midnight Madness Monthly Challenge, MMSC135

The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge is back and has gone monthly.  I'm thrilled to be a part of the new design team and, we want to welcome you to the very first Midnight Madness Monthly Challenge !

The challenges will pretty much remain the same, however you will have the whole month to submit your creations. You are welcome to submit up to four projects using the sketches provided as a guide. We may add some fun twists with themes too. The themes are merely for inspirations and not required to play our sketch challenges. We will continue to award the Gold Star and Remarkable awards each month as well as a prize each month. We hope you will have fun working with our sketches and will be inspired by the fabulous Midnight Madness Design Team's work. The new DT is a collaboration of both the Midnight Madness and "Priscillastyles" Design Teams. Have fun and be sure to mark your calendar for the first of every month and come join and check out our NEW Monthly Challenges. This is my creation inspired by Priscilla's sketch:



Thanks so much for visiting.  I hope you can play along with the challenge.




Friday, November 4, 2011

IC309

I'm so excited that my suggestion for this awesome wallpaper website was used for the inspiration challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The Wallpaper Collective has so many beautiful sample wall coverings to be inspired by.


I used this picture for my manly inspiration. The digital image for my card is by Wink, Wink, Inc. The sketch used is from this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

MMSC128, "priscillastyles" Christmas Ornaments

Wow, what a wild weekend we had here in New England. Our first snow storm of the season that has created a lot of problems. It was heavy wet snow that the trees just couldn't handle. With down trees comes down electrical wires. I am fortunate that I didn't suffer any damage or loss.

It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Make it simple, make it fancy or somewhere in between.


For my card I used the digital image from "priscillastyles" Store called Christmas Ornaments. These images are so much fun to work with. The Stickles I used almost brings them to life.

If you are a member at Crafter's Digital Art Center you probably know about all the fun swaps. The stick pin and lace used on my card are from a couple of the swaps we did. Great fun!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MMSC126, "priscillastyles" Sunflower


It's time for another Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. For my card I used the digital Sunflower image by "priscillastyles". View this and all her digital images at her store.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hello. Happy Columbus Day! It's a gorgeous day here in the northeast.



I got a chance to play along with the technique challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. Today's challenge is to layer the background stamps by stamping them one on top of the other. I used three Stampin' Up! background stamps on my card. First is the Script stamped in Old Olive ink, second is the Sanded stamped in Crumb Cake and last is Checkerboard stamped in Night of Navy. Great way to get those long forgotten background stamps out!

Have a great day!