Thursday, January 22, 2015

It's All About SPARKLE AND SHINE

Happy Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Can you believe it  - the weekend is just around the corner - what are your plans?  I will be getting some much needed rest and hopefully be able to do a little crafting as well.


Today's post is all about the 15 minute Speed Craft Challenge and putting together my project was a lot of fun.  I also got some hints and tips from my wonderful honey.  Thanks Mark!!!  

This challenge is all about "Sparkle and Shine".

I wanted to make a key chain and decided to use a wine cork as the base.  I gathered all my supplies; got the timer set up; took the photograph of my supplies and it was finally time to push the "start" button.  


This was a pretty quick project.  I only had one major obstacle that kept getting in my way but I won't be sharing what it was until the end of the post.  Here are the steps it took to make the key chain:

1.  Glued a small washer to the top and bottom of the wine cork.
2.  Quickly screwed in anchor screws on each end.

(not as easy as I thought it would be)

3.  Wrapped white lace around the cork and glued the ends down.
4.  Wrapped a small floral border around the top & bottom & glued edges down.
5.  Added the key ring to the top.
6.  Added the jump ring to the bottom anchor.
(This is where my honey was sweetly telling me how to use the two small pliers to open the jump rings - I have never done this before.  At the same time I was thinking "Are you kidding me?" It was like I was using two left feet instead of my hands. 

(again, not as easy as I hoped it would be).

7.  Finally added the "Sparkle & Shine" (pendant) with the small pearls at the bottom.
8.  Last step was to add the pink lace and tie a small bow around the perimeter of the wine cork.  


And here's my final time.  WooHoo!!


Now, are you wondering what my biggest obstacle was?  


 ((( MY FINGERNAILS )))

Yap - they kept getting in the way.  They are way to long and I couldn't hold on to the small pliers to save my life.  Ultimately I came up with a solution - I used my nails to open up the jump rings.  So it turns out for this project my nails were a blessing and a curse.  

So come on over and join in The Speed Challenge.  The Design Team has some inspiring projects to help you get you started.  

I look forward to seeing what you create!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine K

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Raccoon, Robot and A Butterfly

Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  My youngest daughter and future son-in-law came down for a visit this weekend and it was great just spending family time together.  It was perfect.


It's time for the Not Just Cards Challenges and I have three projects and three different sponsors to share with you today.  The link to each sponsors shop is under each individual photo.  

The first is from Kitty Bee Designs.  I fell in love with this adorable raccoon and decided to create an altered magnet and colored him with my copics.


I also fell in love with this little robot from SLSLines.  Isn't he a cutie?  I decided to really play around with some different color combinations with my Copics and am really happy with how he turned out.  What do you think?




And last but not least is a beautiful "Butterfly and Sunflower" from Eureka Stamps. What do you think of the color combinations I used on the butterfly?  I did a lot of experimenting with my Copics on this one as well.  


Eureka Stamps


The Design Team has some great projects to share with you this week so I hope you will stop by, say hello and join in the challenge.  You can get all the challenge information on the NJC Blog.

Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it.  Have a great week and I hope you will join in the challenge.

With hugs and smiles

Laine K

Friday, January 9, 2015

ArtByMiran - Creative Fingers Challenge Blog


Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

Its challenge time with Creative Fingers.  And our wonderful sponsor this challenge is ArtbyMiran who has an Etsy Shop full of more gorgeous images.


1920's Flapper Digital Image


My goodness I love this little 1920's Flapper image and she was a hoot to color.  Once again I have a scrap piece of paper with all the colors I used written on it however I have to find it and will update this post as soon as possible.

I hope you come on over to the Creative Fingers Challenge Blog and join in our challenge.  The Design Team has some great inspiration for you and you can find all the challenge details over at the blog as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create and share with us at Creative Fingers.

With smiles and hugs
Laine K
DT Creative Fingers

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Speed Craft Challenge - Anything Goes


Well Howdy My Sweet Friends

Today is the 
SPEED CRAFT CHALLENGE.

All you need is 15 minutes and you can create something really pretty.  This is an "Anything Goes" challenge with an optional Twist and the twist this time is Music Inspired.  

For this challenge I decided to alter a large composition book.  .



This project was mostly about paper piecing - I cut out the flower that's now on the front bottom right corner from another piece of cardstock.  I did the same thing on the back cover, I cut the bird and the little boat out from different sheets of cardstock and created the image on the back.  Is that like borrowing from "Peter to pay Paul" -  sorry I couldn't resist - it just popped into my head.  Of course I had to add cardstock to the front and back of the comp book first.  I used mod podge to glue everything down.  Trimmed the edges and used a nail file to sand the edges and book binding tape on the left side.

(Front Cover) 

    (Back Cover)



(Oh my goodness - I didn't think I was going to finish on time)

Here's the lesson I learned from this challenge.  I know I have said over and over again how much this Speed Craft Challenge has helped me get out of my head and like Nike says "Just Do It."  What I mean is - I think I have to have it all figured out before I create anything.  And the reality is - that's not how it works.  Oh, its a great place to start but I there's so much more waiting around the corner.  

It's like making a batch of chocolate chip cookies - all you do is follow the instructions.  However with the Speed Challenge you get to make your own batch of cookies but you won't know what the recipe is until you finish the project.  How wonderful is that???

So it's time for you (please) to join in the challenge and create your own recipe of chocolate chip cookies (not the hot from the oven, melt in your mouth kind cookies) but your own 15 minute craft creation.  And then share it with us at Speed Craft Challenge and you will discover a new freedom within that is better than a freshly baked batch of chocolate chip cookies and with no calories - how awesome is that??

I am so looking forward to seeing what you create.  Just remember you can have your supplies ready to go, your stop watch ready to push the "start" button but please include a photo of the final time on your clock on your blog.  

The Design Team has some gorgeous creations to share with you and I hope you will check out their blogs and maybe leave them a little love.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Speed Craft Challenge

Monday, January 5, 2015

Big-Eyed Girl


Well Hello again my Dear Sweet Friends 

Happy Monday - how was your weekend??  I spent a good chunk of mine in bed - My fibromyalgia pain was way out of control and it was not fun.  


However I think its time to focus on the fun stuff and share this card I made from a beautiful image from The East Wind.  They are one of our sponsors over at Not Just Cards Challenge.  Doesn't she have the sweetest face??  I colored her with my Copics and her hair was fun (and challenging) to do.  I lost count on how many attempts I made to get this image colored.  

So my sweet friends stop on over at the Not Just Cards Challenge and join us.  I am looking forward to see what you create!!  The Design Team has some great projects and some wonderful sponsors.

With hugs and smiles
Laine K
DT Not Just Cards




Sunday, January 4, 2015

For the Love of Roses

Good Evening/Morning Sweet Friends 
(Depending on when you read this post)

I love love love roses!!


And using this gorgeous rose for this Fitztown Challenge couldn't have made me any happier.  I don't know why - but I wanted to color this rose BLUE!!! 

For this challenge it's ANYTHING GOES with a twist of flower/s and pattern paper.  There are some amazing changes at Fitztown so it would be a great idea to read the updates on the Fitztown Blog - it's all on the sidebar and top of the page under Challenge Rules.  Once you are familiar with everything its time to join in the challenge with us.  

Fitztown Challenge Blog

For this card I colored the rose with Copics and wanted the image to be a little larger when I printed it so that it would be the main focus of the card.  I cut the rose out and added it to the pattern cardstock. It took a while to find some pattern cardstock I thought would look good with the rose (and added some mounting tape to the back of the rose).  I think this pattern cardstock worked perfectly.  And then I just added a row of bling on the right side and a little to some of the petals of the rose.  What do you think?    

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing your creations!!

With hugs and smiles
Laine
DT Fitztown

In The Garden


Happy Happy Sunday My Dear Sweet Friends

Well have you been able to catch your breath after Christmas and New Years??  I sure have been trying to put the pieces back together again but its been a very slow process. 

I am super excited about today's post.  I am so honored to be the Guest Designer at "Crafting When We Can".   As a designer with Fitztown we are sponsoring their challenge for the next two weeks.  And for this challenge it's Anything Goes except a Card.






I am beyond delighted I was able to use the Morgan Fitzsimons Image #Fae 27 and it was so much fun to color her.  It was like creating my own garden and peaceful corner of the world.  I decided to alter a small clipboard and I wanted Fae to be the center of attention.  

I painted the clipboard and covered the front and back with cardstock and used Mod Podge to seal it.  I added the Fae #27 image and used more Mod Podge .  After it was dry I added some lace around the outside edges.  And last but not least I added a trio of purple flowers to the clip and used a hot glue gun to attach the flowers.  I am really happy with how she turned out.  

I am going to use the clipboard as a decorative element in my craft room.  I smile every time I look at her.  I think its because I would love to be standing in that garden myself.  It actually makes me think of an Elvis song called "In the Garden".  

So my dear friends the link to the Crafting When We Can Challenge is listed above.  I hope you will come on over and join in the challenge.  And FYI - they are having a Design Team Call too.  

And huge thanks to Crafting When We Can for having me as a Guest Designer.  
Thanks for stopping by.  I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles

Laine
Fitztown Design Team





Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Hands of Time and an Altered Clock

Happy Happy New Year My Dear Sweet Friends

Well, 2015 is finally here and I am full of hopes and dreams for this New Year. 
One of my biggest goals is to continue working on my health issues and learn more about how to use my Copics (and World Peace).

 What about you?  What are some of your goals, hopes and/or dreams for 2015??



I am also excited to share my first project as a DT member with Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  I have loved Sandie's blog challenge for quite some time and I feel so incredibly honored to be a part of this amazing group of talented team.  Thanks so much Sandie!!


This is a 12" by 12" piece of wood that I recycled.  It already had the hole in the middle of it but I don't remember how long ago that part was done.  Anyway, I thought it was time to alter it into something and decided to make a clock.  I painted it brown and then used Mod Podge to adhere and seal the background cardstock.  Glued lace around the outside, added some buttons on the face of the clock where the numbers go and then some flowers.

This was actually a pretty quick project except for deciding how to embellish it.  My goodness, the biggest challenge was deciding which buttons and flowers to use.


Thanks for stopping by - I really do hope you will jump into 2015 by joining in our challenge.  It's anything goes as long as it fits into the month's theme.  I hope you will also check out the rest of the beautiful projects created by the Design Team.  And here's the link where you can join in:


With hugs and smiles

Laine K
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Friday, December 26, 2014

All Wrapped Up

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your Christmas?  

Everything was amazing here at home.  My daughter cooked an amazing dinner and it was so wonderful being able to spend some quite time with my family.  



Today I am sharing a card I made for the Freebie Progressive Challenge over at OutLawz.  I can't remember the last time I was able to join in a challenge over there and it was so much fun to create this card.  

This digital image is from Simply Betty (love her images) and she was gracious and kind enough to sponsor and give us this image free to join in the challenge.  Isn't she amazing??  

I colored her with Copics and I have a list of all the colors I used some where in my bedroom.  As soon as I find it I will post the information.  

As a progressive challenge you can join in and receive a free image from the sponsoring designer.  If you use the image and join in the challenge you will automatically receive the next months free image by email.  And it just continues month to month and there are some great prizes.  All you need to do is visit The OutLawz and sign up.  Here's the link:

Freebie Progressive Challenge

I also made a few more cards that I will be sharing soon.  

Thanks for stopping by and saying hello - I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles
Laine

Friday, December 19, 2014

Birds and Butterflies

Hello My Dear Sweet Friends

I sure hope you are getting some rest (I know I need it) and time to be a little creative.  Personally I've been so tired I haven't had a whole lot of time to do very much.

Today I am sharing the card I created with a gorgeous image from Ching-Chou Kuik.  Oh my goodness I love love love her images.  I have numerous rubber stamps from her but this is my first digital and it definitely won't be my last.  


It was so much fun to just play with different copic colors and this is my final creation.  I sure hope you join in the challenge with Creative Fingers Challenge Blog.  The Design Team has some great inspiration this week so I hope you will check each of their blogs as well.

  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

With hugs and smiles

Laine
DT Creative Fingers


Thursday, December 18, 2014

One Stencil and a Bird House

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Oh my goodness - I still can't believe Christmas is just around the corner.  Do you have your Christmas shopping done??  D

It's the SPEED CRAFT CHALLENGE time!!!

You already know I love this 15 minute speed challenge and this project is no exception (well almost).  In all honesty - I really really didn't want to do this challenge (and yet, I found it challenging).  Wow, a challenging challenge!! But anyway here is my finished project and I will share the process a little further down.  


Okay, I have a confession to make.  Yes, a real honest to goodness confession.

((((((((((I don't remember the last time I used a stencil))))))).  
(((((((((((I am not even sure I have ever used one)))))))).  

I have quite the collection but haven't really taken the time to jump in and play with them (and found them a little out of my comfort zone).  And that is why I was a little worried about this challenge but I wanted to keep my team commitment.  So once again I had no choice but to jump into the dark void and see what's waiting on the other side.  

And so I looked and looked and looked until I couldn't stand the thought of looking one more second but couldn't find my bag of stencils to save my life.  Now I was totally freaking out wondering what I was going to do.  I finally remembered I had found a 12" x 12" bin in the garage that had some old templates in it.  (LIGHT BULB Moment).  It was actually a template for creating designs on the front of cards but I decided to use it as a stencil.  In the photo below you can see the items I used to create this birdhouse.  Tomorrow I will take a photo of just the template and add it to this post.


I used Tim Holz alcohol inks (Espresso and Cranberry) and made the checker board shape pattern on the front of the house shape chipboard.  I held the template down with my left hand while I inked with my right.  (Yes, my hands were covered in ink)  I wish I had taken a quick photo of what the front of the house looked like but totally spaced on that idea until it was to late.  Next I:

Cut the roof off an extra chipboard shape house and covered it in lace.
I then attached it to the front of the first house with some glue.
Added the bird sticker to the round piece of chipboard that I had also inked with Tim Holz alcohol ink in espresso.  
Used pop up dots to attach that to the front of the first house.  
Added a couple rows of lace, rhinestones and a big brown flower and I was DONE.  I know it sounds like this was a very quick project but it really wasn't.  It was full of obstacles the entire time.  I was almost in tears.  It is now 9:20 PM on Wednesday night and I am exhausted and just want to crawl under the covers.  So, my dear friends - this is the reader's condensed version of the process.  And you can see below just how little time I had left.  And last but not least - as I was putting all my supplies away - GUESS WHAT I FOUND???


This is the final Speed Challenge for 2014.  I hope you will join in.  The Design Team has some great projects and I hope you will check out each of their blogs as well.  

And for those of you that have read through this whole post - I have a little surprise for you.  If you can "GUESS" what I found when I was putting all my craft supplies away today (see reference above) I will add your name to a drawing for a sweet treat (and its not candy candy) and mail it to the winner.  Just leave your "guess" in the comments.

Have a great day!!  Thanks for visiting me today - I really appreciate it.

With hugs and smiles

Laine
DT - The Speed Craft Challenge




Thursday, December 11, 2014

"A Star is Born"


Happy Happy Friday My Dear Friends

I am actually writing this on Thursday evening at 8:30 PM (Pacific Time).  I sure hope your evening is going better than mine has.  We had a major wind storm and it knocked out the power for more than half the city.  Luckily the power is back on for us now but not so for neighborhoods close by.  

I ended up taking quite a fall and tumble over the doggie fence and am having a hard time typing this post and walking.  There's not a place of me that does not hurt. So this post is going to be short and sweet so I can crawl under the covers and hopefully wake up feeling better tomorrow. 

It's time for the Sister Act Challenge and I am using an image by "All Dressed Up".  He's so CUTE!!  And of course the little sheep is too.  I used my Copics and created this card.  The DT has some great cards this week and I hope you will check out their blogs and join in the challenge.

Sweet Dreams, Good Morning or Good Evening - depending on when you are ready this post.  (LOL)

With hugs and smiles

Laine K
DT - Sister Act

Monday, December 8, 2014

Festive and Pretty in Pink

Happy Happy Monday My Sweet Sweet Friends

How was your weekend??  Did you get the shopping done you had hoped?  Did you get to make the Christmas cards you wanted to get done?  

Well I have my Not Just Cards Design Team hat on.  And I am sharing the card I made using one of Aurora Wings sweet images.  


What is it about these images that make them so adorable?  Their cute faces surrounded by all the beautiful leaves?  I just love using my copics (I guess I do say that a lot - sorry) on these sweet images.  Oh my goodness I need a copic intervention!!

I just love bringing them to life and using not always traditional colors.  I  guess it brings new meaning to loving my fruits and vegetables.  I do, I do and I do!! If I could afford to buy all of them I would - and now I find myself wondering how long it would take to color them if I had all of them all?  I don't even want to go there - it expands my brain to much.  LOL 

Oh my goodness - my honey is laughing at me because he says my face is aglow, my eyes are sparkly, my smile fills the room and I am drooling all over my laptop and its all because I am looking at all the different creations by Mitzi-Sato-Wiuff.  Looks like I went off on another tangent.  My bad!!



I used Holiday Sprite  and used Pinks and Greens again.  Oh no, I think I am using this color combination to much lately.  Does that mean I really am addicted to PINK?????  Do I need to go to a Pink 12-step group?  I think I will make that a rhetorical question because I may not want to hear your replies.  


So dear friends I hope you will join in the Not Just Cards challenge and check out the great designs by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love.  Today is my day to get caught up on leaving my love all over your blogs.  Getting sick really put me behind.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs and smiles
Laine

PS - If you see any typos in this post please let me know - my beloved Moxie walked across my laptop and was adding her own two sense.  I hoped I found them all but don't know for sure and my eyes hurt from being crossed for so long searching and searching for the added doggie words.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Creative Fingers Challenge with Polka Doodles

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

Oh my goodness Christmas is right around the corner. Are you ready??  Not me, not me!!!

I have my Creative Fingers Design Team hat on today.  Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is Polka Doodles and I have used an adorable image called Hollybobs.  I hope you will hop on over and join in this weeks challenge.




With hugs and smiles

Laine
DT Creative Fingers

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Butterflies and the Power of 15 Minutes

Happy Thursday My Dear Sweet Friends

Boy oh boy is it cold in Vancouver, WA.  I am not ready for winter - that's for sure?  I don't really tolerate the cold anymore - it really makes my fibromyalgia pain even worse (which is hard for me to even imagine as possible).

How has the weather been for you? Warm and sunny?  Cold and rainy??

Its time for the next Speed Challenge and this one is all about Butterflies.  Yep, no such thing as to many Butterflies for me.  Funny part is I did this challenge around November 22nd and I had to wait to share this post.  That's the power of scheduling the post ahead of time (most of it anyway).  So before I get into the specifics of this project I thought I would show you a photo of the finished project.


I have been wanting to make my own set of butterfly coasters and thought it would be a quick easy project for this challenge.  And in my mind its a perfect match.     


Supplies:  
Plastic Table Cloth (check)
Paper Trimmer (check)
Brayer (check)
Mod Podge (check)
Pattern Cardstock (check)
Tiles (check)
Foam Brush (check)
Stop Watch (check)
Hand Sander (check) - just not in photo
Hubby says: "Ready, set, GO!!!

And then it happened - can you guess what it is??

Waiting...............
(Fingers repeatedly tap tapping on my counter top)

Well you guessed it:

The entire process went without a hitch and you can see the time I had remaining below. 

Ooops I lied (not intentionally) there was a little glitch when my hubby had a trigger finger on the stop watch button and pressed it a few moments to early and had to restart it.  (Big SMILE)

To create these coasters all I had to do was find the butterflies I wanted to use and then cut the cardstock (it was from BoBunny - one of my number one favorite paper lines).  
Cut four pieces into 4" x 4" 
Used mod podge to seal the cardstock to the tiles.
Used brayer to help get out the air bubbles.
Added top coat of mod podge.  
Used my secret technique.
After sealing all four tiles I added another top coat.
Used my secret technique.
Walla - Coasters done.


I finally have my own set of butterfly coasters and I love them.  It was still an easy project but it took almost the entire 15 minutes to get them all done.  

And so my dear friends - I hope, really really hope you will consider joining in this Butterfly theme Speed Challenge.  It's fun - lots of fun!

It's okay to put aside 15 minutes to create something that is quick and easy and then enjoy all the joy when the project is complete.  And you never know - you might be able to cross one gift off your Christmas list.  And of course, please come and share your fabulous creation with us.  

The DT has created some amazing projects to help with getting your creative juices flowing.  We can't wait to see what you create!!!

With love, hugs and smiles

Laine
DT - Speed Challenge

(P.S. - I must confess before starting this project I was stressed and tired but decided to do it anyway and at the end I was smiling and relaxed).  
Thanks BoBunny.















Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Ornaments - CS Designs - Anything Goes Challenge

Well Happy Happy Monday for the third time today - how insane is that??  I have my CS Designs design team hat on now for the December 1st Challenge- Anything Goes.

I thought it would be fun to try and make some ornaments using this darling little angel named "Angeline" from CS Designs.  I came across a package of small CD's at an estate sale a few years ago and it occurred to me then how they just might make some adorable ornaments one day.  
The CD's measure 3" x 3".  


Well three years later I finally made the ornaments and had so much fun. The first thing I did was use Mod Podge to seal some solid cardstock to both sides and let it dry.  I colored "Angeline" with my copics and attached the images onto the CD's with more Mod Podge on the back side onle.  I also added some bling and then used various embossing powders around the altered CD's to give a more Christmas look.  And lastly I added some shimmery yarn to the backs of each ornament and then covered with another layer of cardstock and used Mod Podge to attach it.  And here is how they turned out.  

So come on over and play with us because it would be great to see what you create for this challenge.  There are some cute DT projects for this challenge at Re-Cycle- Re-Purpose and Re-Invent

With hugs and smiles

Laine






Sunday, November 30, 2014

Altered Wine Cork Christmas Tree Ornaments

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your weekend?  I haven't been feeling well and am still in bed resting.  Luckily I can work from bed from time to time and its a good thing because I have so much to share today.  Actually as you will soon discover I will be making some wonderful announcements as well as having numerous posts going live today.

Once again I am sharing an altered project I made as my first Design Team Project for the Altered Eclectic Challenge Blog.  Yep, twin challenges by Elaine and twice the fun.  For this project I wanted to make some Christmas ornaments.  So I gathered a handful of recycled corks and started adding some different types of lace, rhinestones, beads, charms and whatever else I could find.  And I think my favorite is the bling yarn I used so create the strings so I can hang them from the Christmas tree.  To me it was like the icing on the cake.  

The biggest challenge was in photographing them especially with the darker and colder weather. I really like them 



Looking forward to seeing you over at the Altered Eclectic Challenge Blog.  It's a month long challenge and there is plenty of time to get a little something something made.  I know, I know easy to say at this time of year.  There are a lot of new DT members (including yours truly) and lots of pretty stuff to see from the new DT as well as the seasoned DT members.

Thanks again for stopping by to say HELLO and I really appreciate it.  Have a fabulous Monday!!

With hugs and smiles

Laine K 
DT - Altered Eclectic

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Happy Happy Monday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your weekend??  Did you get some Christmas shopping done?  I have been in bed and not feeling well and working on getting my DT projects completed.  Today is going to be interesting because as you will see - I will have a total of three posts overall.  You see, I have some exciting news to share and I need to share in bits and pieces.  

First of all today I am sharing my first project I have made for my first DT project with Eclectic Ellapu and its so exciting.  I am really looking forward to being a part of this DT and for those of you that don't know - it's a month long challenge so there is plenty of time to create something and share it with us this month (December).

I am part of the "Purple Team" and our challenge was to create anything with a Christmas theme except a card.  Well, I decided to alter just one of the many 12" x 12" floor tiles we found at a garage sale in Medford many many moons ago.  However, I am going to show you the "after photos" before I show you the "before photos".  


I used large napkins and decoupaged them to the front of the tile.  I thought it would be an easy project.  I was wrong.  Truth be told there are many layers under the top layer but it was still fun to make.  Once I got the front finished I added the polka dot ribbon and then added two more coats of Mod Podge, and then glued four children's blocks (in different colors) for the feet.   By the way this made a great hot plate 

And shown below are the front and back of the floor tiles.  I am bound and determined to make something wonderful and useful out of each one.  I know it will take a while but it will happen and I will share some of them along the way.

Thanks for stopping by and I truly hope you will join in this challenge.  There are a lot of new DT members and as a group there are a lot of beautiful creations on the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog.  Hope to see you over there.

Hugs and smiles

Laine 
DT Eclectic Ellapu




Friday, November 28, 2014

Eggbert Christmas

Happy Happy Friday My Dear Sweet Friends

How was your Thanksgiving Day?  Did you go out and do any shopping today??  My Thanksgiving was fabulous - my daughter fixed the best dinner.  This was my first time having cornbread stuffing and it was decadently delicious.  I am not a big fan of corn bread but the stuffing was really good.  My taste buds are going crazy just typing about it.  I told her it was the best Turkey Dinner I can remember - and that includes my own cooking.  



Well its time for another Sister Act Card Challenge and our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps.  I used "Eggbert Christmas" and I am still head over heels for this little guy.  I will explain more in another post about Eggbert.  I colored him with my copics and wanted him to be the center of attention so I made a clean and simple card.  I used some puff snow (with my heating gun) around the brim and the ball at the end of his hat.  

So come on over and join in this weeks challenge with us.  Looking forward to what you create.

With hugs and smiles

Laine
DT - Sister Act

Monday, November 24, 2014

Butterflies

Well it's me again My Dear Sweet Friends 

Yep, this is my second post for today.  I currently have my Not Just Cards DT hat on and we have three amazing sponsors this week:







I have included the links above and there is more information on the NJC Challenge Blog.  

For this project I decided to alter a small notebook I have had laying around for a while and calling my name.  I used an image called "Love Blocks" - "Love Conquers All".  I love all the butterflies and the sweet sentiment just says it all as far as I am concerned.  And no project is complete without some bling bling and more bling.

The DT has some great projects this week and I hope you will join in the challenge and visit all the wonderful DT blogs.

Have a blessed day!!

With hugs and smiles

Laine
DT - NJC - Not Just Cards






Sunday, November 23, 2014

"Pink and Silver" Christmas - FItzTown


Hello my Dear Sweet Friends

Happy Happy Monday!!  I hope your weekend was wonderful.  I did manage to get several projects created this past weekend.  I will be sharing them later in the week and some at the beginning of December with a couple of surprises thrown in.  It's all a mystery for now except for the 

Today I am sharing the card I made as a new CT member for the Fitztown.  Yep, I am excited to be a part of this wonderful group of ladies.  

Challenge #63 is all about "Pink and Silver Christmas".   


I used an image called:  "Winter Bird #   and just fell in love with her sweet face.  Of course, pink being my favorite color I couldn't wait to start coloring her.  I also added some stickles around the brim of her hat, the cuff of her mittens and the pom pom on top of her hat.  I had some 1/4" shimmery velvet ribbon that I was finally able to use and just created a velvety border around the image.  


There are some gorgeous cards from the CT and it makes me smile even more because there is a lot of pink pink pink over there.  So come on over and join us in this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.

I used the following Copic Colors:

C0, C1, C3, YG03, YG06, YG13, R81, R83, R85, YR23, YR24

Have a great Monday!!

Hugs and smiles
Laine
CT Fitztown