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Mini Mushroom Village Card Set

Hello! I’m back from an all too short vacation! But, ¬†I’ve missed you all!! ūüôā I do have an exciting announcement to make…¬†I am now making some of my prints and patterns available on different products at Society6! ¬†I’m super nervous about this but I’ve taken the plunge! My MINI MUSHROOM VILLAGE cards are now available as sets of 3, 5 or 10 at SOCIETY6! ¬†They will be printed and shipped to your door! You can see more of what I have in store at Society6 HERE. ¬†Let me know what you think…I’m being very selective as to what I will make available there so you will not see the same things as in my ACNPrintable Art Etsy shop. ¬†Let me know if you are looking for a particular pattern or image for a product and I’ll see what I can do. ¬† Thank you! ¬†Your feedback, comments and support are so very much appreciated.

Watercolour Illustrtation~Mini Mushroom Village

I’m so excited to share this illustration today! This creative piece just makes me happy! It just puts a smile on my face! ¬†I really enjoyed the process of creating it, and now it holds a special place in my heart. This digital watercolour was inspired by Danielle Donaldson‘s workshop CREATIVE GIRL: LAND OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS¬†. ¬†Danielle works with traditional media, and creates her beautiful art in pencil, watercolour, acrylics and papers. I have been practising my digital painting techniques and was really excited about creating a ‘mixed media’ piece in a completely digital format. I approach a digital piece much the same as I do a traditional piece. ¬†I start with a white canvas and build my paint up in layers. Here are a few photos of my process… I painted in watercolours for the background with different brush work, and then sketched in my mushroom houses in pencil. ¬†I painted with more watercolours and white acrylic on the next two layers… …finishing my illustration with pen and white liquid ink. (All Digital) …

A Sketchy Squigglefly Challenge

This week at Squigglefly Marlene (our super fearless and funny leader) has given us a fabulous sketch to follow!¬†¬† I had a ton of fun working on this sketch¬† with my friend Peggy over for the better part of Friday!¬† We not only had time to make cards, but also to go out to lunch and head over to my local scrapbook store!¬† A fabulous day!¬† Thanks to Des (hubby extraordinaire) for picking up the boys from school giving us plenty of time to play!!¬† Could a girl have it any better?!¬† I think not. Head on over to Squigglefly to play the SKETCH CHALLENGE and don’t forget to use any of your favourite Squigglefly images for a chance to win!!¬† For my card I used a Lulu Lancaster image called Gothic Bouquet and colored her up with Copics.¬† I think she is so sweet with those sad puppy dog eyes. I thought it would make a good “get well” card for a friend who’s been really sick for a couple of weeks now.¬†¬† I …

Simply Paper Pieced

I love it when a card comes together like it was nothin‘! I made this simple paper pieced vase using two Unity stamps. I stamped the flower first on the white card stock,¬† then the vase on the dp (My Mind’s Eye Lime twist). I used Jilly bean soup blossom soup dp for the background panel…you need to look closely to see that it’s not the same as the vase dp! ¬† The die cut layer was cut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge in my Cricut expression.¬† The center of the flower and the outline of the oval¬† is lightly inked with mint blue Copic¬† B01.¬† I stamped the Flourishes (taglines) sentiment and voila! I’d like to mention that this card was inspired by Limedoodle’s beautiful CAS cards!¬† I didn’t¬† case any particular card, but I spent some time perusing her blog and was surely inspired! I’m playing in a few challenges: fun with shapes and more: what you want Joyful Stamper: Inspire me Fridays anything goes So glad you had a moment to spend …

Blue /Green Birthday Card

SQUIGGLEFLY has a new challenge for us today!¬† BLUE and OR GREEN are the colors of choice for this challenge and they happen to be my favourite colors!! I used this adorable ‘Birthday Bears’ image by Cheryl Alger for my main panel and used Copics to color it.¬† Of course the image is available at Squigglefly!¬† I made the card base with blue bayou cardstock, matting the image with it as well.¬†¬†¬† I have used different shades of blues and greens throughout the card. I hope you’ll play along in our challenge this week!¬† Blues and or greens are all you need, oh, and use a Squigglefly image if you want a chance at winning an image of your own! ¬† If you don’t have any of your own yet,¬† there are FREEBIES you can use too!¬† There are many great images to choose from…something for everyone at Squiggefly! Check out these fun challenges that I play too! Birthday Sundaes: birthday card with sentiment (French “Happy Birthday”) Make it Mondays: anything goes Linky party and …

Bon Voyage!

I used a technique called “Direct to Paper” and made this Bon Voyage vacation/travel card. ¬† The tutorial is on SCS if you would like to have a look. I used Versa Color and Color Box chalk inks to create the sun and the waves, stamped the Technique Tuesday ship and sentiment in Versa Color Bark ink, and added the crinkled seam binding through two set eyelets.¬† The result?¬† Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that! I took the Color Throwdown challenge: blue, green, and yellow! Thanks for stopping by!¬† You know I enjoy your company!! Deena

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.¬†¬† Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!¬† I found one that I wanted¬† to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.¬† The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.¬† I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.¬† I’m so happy with how it turned out!¬† I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena

Cotton Candy

Hello everyone!!¬† I’m trying to entice you with cotton candy today!¬† Mmmm, pink and sugary sweet! The Crafty Creations Challenge Team would like to recruit a few new members for the design team – Would you like to join us…? Here’s what you need to do: (1) Enter the next 2 challenges (2) Add DT after your name when you link up the challenge If anyone has any queries please feel free to email us and we will answer as best we can!¬† Good luck everyone – we look forward to seeing your entries! Now on to the CHALLENGE!¬†¬† I am a day late with my DT entry this week, sorry!! The challenge is “It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3”¬† which is 1 technique (stamping, distressing, etc.), 2 embellishments, 3 pattern papers.¬† For my technique, I paper pieced her dress, using Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup dp. I also punched the flower in Basic Grey¬† Bittersweet dp, and October Afternoon Ducks in a Row dp for the hearts.¬† My two embellishments are the paper cord …

Mother’s Day

It’s time for this week’s Crafty Creations Challenge and we are to make Mother’s Day cards!¬† Getting organized ahead of time is always a good thing isn’t it? Our sponsor this week is The Stamping Boutique!¬† I am using one of their lovely images for my card today, and I’ve colored it with Copics.¬† I used a base of gray cardstock and light yellow textured cardstock. The sentiment is French for “Happy Mother’s day”.¬† I am making a few French sentiment cards for sale in my my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!¬† Have a creative day! Deena

A Look Back (Tutorials)

I thought it would be fun to have a look back at some of my favourite projects and tutorials that I’ve enjoyed making! CLICK THE LINKS for details on any of these projects. This sympathy card samples two techniques:¬† Cutting FABRIC FLOWERS using the cuttlebug¬† and it effectively shows off the BLACK MAGIC TECHNIQUE too.   I explored the versatility of the cuttlebug and borderabilities to cut and emboss this Christmas card.   I had so much fun coming up with this mini backpack scrapbook tutoria lto share with my friends at Scrapbook Crazy!   I first had the idea for these clear acetate bonbon boxes on SCS, but gave them a twist of my own.¬† They make great Valentine or Easter treats and can be embellished for any holiday!¬† The full tutorial for these can be seen HERE.   I’m super proud of my Flat Fold Gift Boxes! I love the simple design, and they fold down flat to store or ship easily! Love that! I hope you enjoyed having a look back at …