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Princess Card January 17, 2014

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Today for the McMahon Five Designs Flashback, I am sharing a card I made using the Studio 313 Princess Cupcake digital image.

Princess Flashback M5D Danielle

For this project, I started out using some gorgeous Neenah Classic Linen Epic Black cardstock for the base.  The cupcake image is colored using a combination of Crayola and Prismacolor colored pencils and then embellished with i-Rock gems.  I also added a line of hearts which are from the K&Company Sleepy Tree seasonal paper pad and the word Princess which is from a sheet of 12×12 High School Girl DCWV cardstock.  The heart is made of felt and popped up, and it is from my stash.  I  used the Art Deco Corner Chomper to add a little interest as well and round the corners.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, and please stop by the M5D blog to see the rest of the DT’s work here.

 

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Orange You Ready for Some Sunshine? August 30, 2013

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Happy Friday!  Hopefully, everyone is ready to get going and have some fun this Labor Day weekend – I know I am!  My brother and his family are coming to visit, so we should have some good times.  There are now two school-aged kids, (can’t believe Emma is five and going into kindergarten!) so Julia will be the only one at home full-time once Tuesday hits.

For today’s card, I am using a fantastic Studio 313 image called Vintage Crate Label Orange.

This set of images has been so fun to work with!  I love the cheery images and their versatility.

Oranges Anyone?

Oranges Anyone?

For this card, I started out with a black cardstock from my stash, cut to 5×7.  I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix Texturz plate called Tween Dots.  It gives a subtle embossing.  I like the Texturz plates because they are larger than the common A2 embossing folders, and so I could get an edge to edge emboss with the plates.  On top of that is a piece of cardstock from the DCWV’s The Pocket Full of Posies Matstack.  The images are printed out on Cryogen White cardstock and colored with the following Copic markers:  100, BG10, E23, E59, FYR1, G07, RV10, RV11, RV14, RV19, Y02, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y35, YG05, YG06, YG07, YG09, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YR16, YR18, and YR68.  I cut out the little circles using a 1″ circle punch and popped them up with pop dots.

Hope you’re having a sweet weekend!  Please stop by and check out the rest of the McMahon Five Designs projects if you have a chance.  You can check them out here.

April Showers Bring June Flowers June 28, 2013

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We have had a very cool spring, followed by a blast right into summer with high temperatures and high humidity.  Plants are a little behind, but hopefully they will kick into high gear with the rising temperatures.  This week for McMahon 5 Designs, I am bringing to you a beautiful floral design called Friendship Flowers.  The image and sentiments in this set are perfect for many different occasions.

Friendship Flowers, available in jpg and png formats

Here is the card I created using the image from this set.

A card for your special day

A card for your special day

I apologize for the dark photo… we’ve  been getting lots of rain here, so there hasn’t been much natural light.  For this card, I colored the image using Crayola colored pencils and Gamsol as the blending solution.  I also used the Prismacolor colorless blending pencil for the tabletop.  The lace doily has Frosted Lace Stickles on it as well.  I fussy cut around the image and then mounted it on Eclipse black cardstock from my stash, which is the same cardstock used to cut out the tag, a combination of Spellbinders’ Fancy Tags Three and Just Rite’s Happy Everything Tag Making Kit.  The designer paper used for the background is from DCWV’s Black Currant stack.  I rounded the corners with a 1/2″ corner rounder.

Please stop by the M5D blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s creations.

This card is being entered in the following challenges:

Some Halloween Cards September 23, 2012

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My first card is for The Paper Shelter’s Challenge #82 and for Hambo Hoedown’s Zig One Way and Zag the Other.

 

For this card, I used an adorable Mummy digital image from Hambo Stamps.  I thought this would be a really cute Halloween card.  The mummy image is colored with the following Copic markers: E40, E42, E43, Y19, YR61, YR65, and YR68.  The oval, scalloped background and tag were cut using Spellbinders dies; the purple cardstock is Recollections cardstock, and the yellow ribbon is from my stash.  The three crystals are iRock gems, and the background paper is from the DCWV Linen Closet Matstack.

This Halloween card is going to be entered into the Paper Play Challenges Choose a Holiday Challenge and the Dude Time Doodles September Inspiration Challenge.

For this card, I used the Frankie Stein image from Bonibleaux Designs.  I colored him with  Crayola colored pencils and Gamsol.  The Little Monsters sticker is one I got from a friend; the Dreaded Wheat sentiment is from TLC Creations.  The background paper is from the Recollections Animal Kingdom paper pack.

 

The Purple Dragon January 24, 2012

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Here is my latest card.

Although the photo doesn’t show it too well, the background cardstock is a light purple color from Archivers, and I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background – I thought it looked a little like scales.  The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps and is Lisa Victoria’s Mercreature. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Birthday Exp clear stamp set.  I stamped it onto some DCWV textured cardstock and then used the Seedless Preserves and Iced Spruce Distress inks on the cardstock.  The dragon and crystal ball are colored with the following Copics:  B000, B02, BV11, BV13, and BV17.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Index Card Box January 15, 2012

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Well, this challenge was just that — quite the challenge!  It was way outside the box for me, no pun intended… And this time around, we have Ippity by Rona offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky winner, so get out your thinking caps and get creative!

This challenge for Through the Craftroom Door was a tough one for me… anything but a card!  So I went with something totally out of my norm, and I created a box for organizing stuff — whatever kind of stuff you’d like that would fit on an index card.  I was thinking I’d use it for organizing stuff like birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  I cut the template for the box using an SVG file from Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff, which I purchased at My Grafico.  I created the alphabet embellishments using Spellbinders dies combined with Just Rite monogram stamps.  The front flap of the box and the little bird (silver) are embossed cardstock.  I used silver embossing powder and heat embossed each item 3-4 times, until they got to a thickness and sheen that I liked.  The flourish is another Spellbinders die that I spritzed with Sea Glass Glimmer Mist, and the little bird is from My Favorite Things, Contempo Cage.  I created the rosette using dark blue cardstock (Recollections) and my Martha Stewart scoreboard.  The box itself is cut from American Crafts cardstock, and the lid is embellished with DCWV cardstock from the La Creme stack.

This project will be entered into the following challenges:

Falling in Love at Through the Craftroom Door November 1, 2011

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For November’s first challenge with TTCRD, we are proud to announce that Karber is sponsoring our challenge.

For this card, I used a beautiful silhouette image from Karber.  The designer paper is DCWV’s Sweet Chocolate Frosting Glitter cardstock, and the image is matted on brown Reflections cardstock.  For the colorful background, I used the Tim Holtz Fall Limited Edition distress inks in Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, and Gathered Twigs; they are applied with the foam applicator.  The metal leaves and beads are from Blue Moon, and I purchased them at Michaels.

Karber carries a variety of different digital images, many of them are whimsical and perfect for using Copic markers with since they have plenty of wide open spaces.  Be sure to check them out!  And as always, make sure to check out the Through the Craftroom Door site here.

It’s Almost Turkey Time October 20, 2011

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Here is another card using a free image from the CDAC progressive challenge.

This cute pilgrim turkey is another Sew Many Cards image.  They have been extremely generous since they also donated a stamp for the last go-round!  The gorgeous brown glittery cardstock is DCWV’s Sweet Chocolate Frosting Glitter cardstock.  The words came from my stash.  I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment with Whispers Cherry Red ink on some textured cardstock from DCWV’s La Creme cardstock stack and then used Vintage Photo distress ink to give it a little more color.  The turker is colored with Neopiko 2 markers.  I also used Tulip yellow glitter paint on the feathers to give them more shine as well as Glossy Accents on the shoes.

This card is being entered in the following challenges:

Another Anniversary… September 26, 2011

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We have a lot of anniversaries in my family in October, so here’s another anniversary card for a special couple that I created for a few challenges:

For this card, I used a piece of 12×12 DCWV cardstock called Sweet Chocolate Frosting Glitter as the background.  The sentiment is by MSE, and I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for this sentiment.  Then, I used Distress inks in Old Paper and Antique Photo to darken up the white cardstock.  The beautiful sunflower image is a ditial stamp created by Just Inklined, and it was donated as a freebie for the CDAC challenge.  I colored the image with the following Copic markers:  0, 100, C8, E33, E39, E49, G24, G28, R14, Y11, Y19, and YR15.

 

Autumn is in the Air September 15, 2011

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As much as I almost hate to admit it, Autumn is in the air… our high today was 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and there is definitely a chill in the air now… Just hoping that it doesn’t foreshadow a harsh winter!  This card is for two challenges, the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge and Digistamps4Joy’s Challenge #27.

The image is called Autumn Harvest from Designed 2 Delight’s shop, which you can find here.  I colored this image with Crayola colored pencils and used Gamsol as the blending agent.  It is matted on some silver paper from my stash.  The designer paper is from DCWV’s Amber Autumn Matstack, and the ribbon embellishment is made from ribbon purchased at Michaels.