Month: February 2012

Vintage Fashion

I love the CRAFTY CREATIONS CHALLENGE this week!  The theme is VINTAGE FASHION and DIGI DOODLE SHOP is our sponsor! It’s not my week to host but I definitely wanted to play along. So I made a sample for the fun of it! I had this lovely ‘Tailor made’ cosmo cricket dp and fabric I’ve been wanting to use, and it just seemed perfect for this challenge. I sponged the edges of the papers and the Digi Doodle shop image with old paper and dried marigold Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Then I added the frayed fabric square and some SU! buttons that I’ve had for far too long. I use vanilla cardstock for the base and the finished card is 5 1/4″ square. Have a great day everyone! Deena

Origami Birds

My 7 yr old son asked me to make origami birds with him last night.  He had taken a book out of the library at school with the steps to make it and he was so eager to do so!  So we  set out to folding and 23 folding steps and 30 minutes later, we had these sweet origami birds made! RONIN”S BIRD I am entering this bird in the Crafty Creations Challenge as he is so proud of it! As am I, of him!  He did each step on his own; as he watched me try a fold, he would do the same on his.  I had to read the steps since they were in french.  He is a crafty little guy!! Here’s mine and here they are ‘flying’!!  Ronin would love to hear what you think of these fancy fold origami birds!   Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena 

Fancy Folds Challenge

Today I have an easel card  to show you as my sample this week for CRAFTY CREATIONS ‘fancy folds’ CHALLENGE .  I am using an image from our sponsor Robyn’s Fetish and I’ve colored it with copics and used papers from the AUTHENTIQUE Splendid paper pad.  The sentiment is from Cornish Heritage Farms . I hope you’ll join in the challenge with your awesome projects this week!  I have seen some amazing fold techniques and now’s the time to use them!  Have a peek at the rest of the team’s samples too, you won’t be disappointed!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a creative day!!   Deena x

Happy Valentine’s Day!

“You do not know how much they mean to me, my friends, and how, how rare and strange it is, to find in a life composed so much of odds and ends… to find a friend who has these qualities, who has, and gives those qualities upon which friendship lives. How much it means that I say this to you -without these friendships – life, what cauchemar!” ~ T.S Eliot DOWNLOAD  my new image FREE  for 24 hours.  Share the love. SORRY FREEBIE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE  This image will be available soon at Squigglefly!  “There’s no vocabulary For love within a family, love that’s lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent.” ~ T.S Eliot

karokoko: stuffed with love

I just had to make a post to share these adorable stuffed bunnies from my friend and ETSY ARTIST KAROKOKO !  This is just so adorable, don’t you agree?!! Karoline uses a mix of new and repurposed fabrics to make her sweet stuffies. She makes fabric dolls and superhero softies too!   My little boy loves his! I think these make perfect gifts for baby, and wouldn’t it be cute as an Easter present for a little girl? Have a great day! Deena

Swirls and Whirls for Crafty Creations

It’s a SWIRLY WHIRLY CHALLENGE at Crafty Creations this week!   My talented teammate Claire, is sponsoring the challenge this week! You really should take a look at here fun images HERE and HERE  if you are not already familiar with them. Claire gave us images from her new SWIRLY SET and I used her swirly owl image for my card today. I was inspired by the CardPatterns 151 sketch, and I also used the colors for this week’s My Time Made Easy Pretty Palette #46! I used a clean white background to make the vibrant colors pop, and added D’vine Swirls embossing to the image panel for some extra swirls.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Copics. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you’ll join us at Crafty Creations for this week’s challenge!  Deena 

Crafter’s Cafe Event!

Mark your calendars!! February 11th!! They’re  having an ALL DAY PARTY at  The Crafter’s Cafe  There will be games and prizes and fun for everyone!!  At 8pm EST, there will be a LIVE Craft n’ Chat!    A Creative Need digital stamp Images  is the proud SPONSOR!!  I am so excited to be sponsoring my first CRAFTER’s CAFE event!! Come on everyone!  You won’t want to miss it! Check out the details HERE.  and if you would like to join my CRAFTER’S CAFE  A Creative Need group for my updates, challenges and image freebies, click HERE. SEE YOU THERE!   Deena

This Puppy is All Heart!

I just love looking into this puppy’s eyes!  We had a dog that could just tug at my heart with one look!  Does your dog do the same thing?  I’ll bet he does!   He’s my most recent sketch appropriately called ‘PUPPY LOVE’. I colored him with copics (E31 E33, E39,W3,C7)  The papers are from the ECHO PARK Yours Truly 6 x 6″ paper pad.  I kept it simple and just added a little silver heart brad. I am entering this in a few challenges: Simon Says Stamp: animal antics! Forever Friends: use an animal (valentine) Moving along with the Times: have a heart Party Time Tuesdays: anything goes Fab n’ Funky: use a digi I hope you have a creative day and thanks for stopping by to say hello!  Deena xx