Saturday, 10 December 2016

Let it Snow


I can't believe it has been almost a year since I last posted! 2016 has been a hectic year here in the Butchart household & there just didn't seem to be enough hours in the day for crafting. Things have settled down a bit now so, I'm back in action.
This adorable little snowman & his bird friend are from Bugaboo Stamps. I just love this image and he was fun to colour with copic markers.  The DP is My Minds Eye Comfort & Joy series & the sparkley snowflake is Banbury Snowflake by  Memory Box. It's a little hard to see in the picture but there is Stickles (my favourite embellie!) on the snow & of course on the snowflake. Hope you like the card!

I am entering the following challenges:

Bugaboo: Holiday Chaos Day 1.....let it sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge: # 184.....anything Christmas
Di's DigiDesigns....traditional Christmas colors
Alphabet Challenge: U....use something red
Brown Sugar: ATG
Simply Papercraft....Challenge 42


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Giggling Snowman



I made most of my Christmas cards for this year using the adorable "giggling snowman" by Mo Manning. I coloured them up in various colours, used different gorgeous designer papers & dies & voila....done! This non traditional colour combo was one of my favourites....copics BG11 & BG13 & his cute little carrot nose was done with YR04 & YR07. The paper used here is "Falling Snow" by Fancy Pants & the die is Winterflake Border from Memory Box. The sentiment is from Beccy's Place & the gems from the $1 store. Thanks for taking a look.
Hugs, Renee

Challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown.....Pick a theme.....theme #41.....snowmen
Crafty Calendar.....Dec.....Let it Snow
Crafty Friends.....Ch.20.....Christmas
Come 'n Get It.....Dec.....anything Christmas
Glitter 'n Sparkle.....#167.....Traditional or non Traditional colours
That Craft Place.....Christmas
Corrosive Challenges.....#239.....Merry Christmas
Christmas Challenge.....#74.....ATG
Sunday Stamps.....colour challenge (teal, white & grey)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Christmas Sprite

 
 
I'm finally back & with another image from Aurora Wings......Christmas Sprite. Isn't she adorable! She is coloured with copics; DP is Echo Park & CS is Bazzill. I've used dies from Spellbinder & Memory Box & the pine boughs are a Martha Stewart punch. It's hard to tell from the picture but there is Stickles on the trim of her dress & also on the Merry Christmas. This is my first Christmas card completed this year....I am so far behind! I am having surgery on Friday to remove a small growth from my eye so although I coloured 20 images yesterday it will be awhile before I can get them on cards. (will have a patch on the eye for up to a week...yuck!)  Wishing all of my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow.
Hugs, Renee

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps.....#172.....make your mark
Crafting by Design.....Nov.....Christmas
Fab n Funky.....#283.....ATG Christmas
Inky Impressions.....#278.....Traditional Christmas colours
The Paper Shelter.....#229.....a Christmas card
Simon Says Wed. Challenge.....ATG
The Crafty Addicts.....#4.....ATG/use a die cut
Whimsy Inspirations.....#88.....ATG  Holiday

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Star Dancer



This has to be one of the most beautiful images I have ever coloured....she is called Star Dancer & is one of many gorgeous images by Mitzi Wiuff of Aurora Wings. I've had her for over a year but was afraid of her! lol  Have you ever had one of those images you were afraid to colour?  I've coloured her with copics & although it is pretty hard to see in this picture there are little stars on her dress that I used diamond Stickles on. An image like this doesn't need much decorating so I just punched stars out of the white CS to show the pink CS underneath & then added a die cut flower (Memory Box) & pearl in the center.

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps.....#169.....CAS
Crafting by Designs.....Nov.....ATG
Crafting for all Seasons.....#113.....girly
Sweet Sketch Wed. 2.....#77.....
 

In the Pink.....#81.....Magical (in pink)
Crafting with Friends.....#10.....ATG
Simply Papercrafts.....#17.....ATG
Di's Digi Designs.....Tic Tac Toe.....die cut, digi image, hand colouring

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Horse Love!


I have a very dear friend who will be celebrating her 65th birthday next week & one of the greatest loves in her life are horses.....her husband & Labrador retrievers are right up there too! We recently went to see an amazing show called Cavallia....Odysseo which features 64 gorgeous horses & some very talented humans.  I was in awe of not only the beauty of the  horses but also how intelligent they were. It was incredible to watch them go through their routines with no one touching them. If you get the chance to see Odysseo be sure you go. You will not regret one minute of it!

This beautiful image is a Serendipity stamp (thank you Sue!!) which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  It looks just like one of Darlene's horses called Tante, white blaze & all. I used kraft cardstock with the perfect DP from Kaisercraft to create a gatefold card.  A few little horseshoes, some bronze brads & a jute "rope" & voila, there you have it, the perfect card for a horse lover!

Challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner.....#43.....ATG
Creative  Moments.....#80.....ATG
4 Crafty Chicks.....#270.....ATG
Crafting with Friends.....#9.....ATG
Simply Papercraft.....#16.....ATG
613 Ave. Create.....#147.....ATG
Glitter n Sparkle.....#161.....ATG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.....#21.....ATG

Autumn Beauty!


Here I am with another beautiful image from My Whimsical Little World. This is Autumn & you can find her here. The DP I have used are oldies from my stash....they are Sei. The CS is Prism & the lattice die cut & tree branches are Memory Box. The lovely autumn leaves are Recollections & are also "oldies".  If you haven't entered a MWLW challenge yet get busy colouring & enter your creation here.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Happy Fall!



This is sort of a cross between a Thanksgiving & a Halloween card.....the pumpkins, wheat & scarecrow say harvest time to me but the witches hat, ghost & bats are definitely Halloween....maybe I should call it a Thankoween card! tee hee  Anyway, the pumpkins & fence are a digital image from My Whimsical Little World that I coloured with copics. The scarecrow, wheat & ghost embellies are by Sandy Lion & the awesome DP is Echo Park. You can join in the monthly challenge over at MWLW here. It is always anything goes & you can use any image. If you use a MWLW image you get an extra entry in the draw.  Come join in the fun & maybe win some of Paola's awesome images in the process.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Award of Excellence!

 
 
My niece is the nurse educator in the emergency department of a local hospital. She was recently recognized by the College of Registered Nurses with the Award of Excellence in Education. What a wonderful moment when all the hard work you put in is noticed! Of course, this was the perfect opportunity to get out this cute little nurse by Mo Manning to make her a card congratulating her on her achievement.  I found the star paper in my scrap bucket & it matched perfectly with the copic colours I used on her scrubs (BG10, BG11 & BG13) The CS is Bazzill; the star is a wooden button from JoAnn's that I coloured with BG13 & threaded with silver sparkly embroidery floss. Remember those magnetic sets of letters & sentiments that Making Memories put out eons ago? Well, that is where the "achieve" came from. It was stamped with Bermuda Bay ink from Stampin Up.  Thanks for taking a look.

Challenges:
Bronte & Bella's Ch. #208...........ATG
Sketch Sat..........sketch
613 Ave. Create..........ATG
Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine..........ATG
Crafting From the Heart..........ATG
Craft Your Passion..........ATG
Not Just Cards.....Ch.#25.....ATG
Crafty Sentiment Designs..........ATG
TTCRD..........ATG