Friday, March 30, 2012

Faerie Funk I by Deanna Davoli

  The image, called Faerie Funk I, is from artist Deanna Davoli, and is available this month at Queen Kat Designs, along with a zillion other fantasy, funk, goth and even steampunk images.  My wish list over there is miles long!!
Here, my music lover has been colored with Copics.  I extended her right wing out a bit to fit into the design of my card.  I used patterned papers from Sassafras (Head Phones On) and Colorbok (Girly Girl).  The cardstock is from PaperTrey, called Hawaiian Shores. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thurday Thoughts

March is winding down; April is on its way!  But, before March is out the door, I wanted to share one more card with you featuring Maryanne English's Returning the Light.

The image was just stamped on some grey patterned paper and the pops of red and the circles on the patterned paper and the crate paper flower help to pull the card together. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Here's a sweet card featuring the Queen Kat Designs March release stamp, called "Unicorn" by artist Christina Lynn Myers

Spring weather has definitely hit the Midwest and has inspired me to create with all the lush colors of the season.  I took a piece of patterned paper from CTMH, ripped it a tad, inked it up good on the edges and stamped the heck out of the background.  I used a few other stamps from QKD, like Vintage Necklace and Clock Face.

After coloring my unicorn image and placing it on my card, I added a strip of coordinating paper and some shaped buttons to finish it off.  Hope my card inspires you to color your world!!

Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Penny here with another QKD card!  This week, I want to show you another card using Sandra Caldwell's Hares Rabbit Stamp.

I loved this cute bunny; he is not your traditional bunny that you might think of for an Easter card, but I really think that with a sassy sentiment he would be perfect -- maybe something like Eggs for You!  One Tired Bunny!  

The possibilities are endless! 

Thanks for stopping by and come back to see what Pat has in store for you tomorrow!!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Faerie Funk I
 This new release from Queen Kat Designs, called Faerie Funk I by artist Deanna Davoli., is just too much fun to stop coloring!  This time around, she's celebrating the Irish holiday in full style, with the wearin' o' the green (and orange).  Are you ready to honor St. Pat?  My corned beef is ready for the crockpot, the cabbage ready to steam, potatoes waiting, yup, we're ready!!  Yummy!!!
While I'm dreaming of an Irish feast, let me tell you that my projects are still environmentally green.  The background that you see here is from a pad of Post-It notes I bought in Hawaii years ago for my husband's and my anniversary.  I colored the bit of lace that I had snagged last summer with my Copics, and the butterfly was leftover from another project.
Now hightail it out of here and visit QKD for more fairies and other fantastical creatures!!  And remember to keep crafting!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Thoughts!

Thursday again, and I get to share another card featuring a fabulous QKD stamp!!  This week, I used
Maryanne English's Returning the Light stamp.

This image is so awesome! I love the power in the character's stance. I used some selective coloring of the image to keep the focus nice and simple.  Again, I used some scraps (don't forget about those!). The hit of color in the patterned papers helps to keep the focus on the stamp as well.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Faeire Funk I by Deanna Davoli

My card today uses a new March release from Queen Kat Designs called Faerie Funk I by artist Deanna Davoli. 
After coloring her with my trusty Copics, I glitzed her punk-dyed hair with a little Stickles.  I framed her with textured cardstock diecut with QuicKutz Cookie Cutter Frame (CC-SHAPE-045-1) and my Epic Six.
I then placed her on leftover patterned cardstock, adding some lace, pearls and handmade (by me!) flowers.  Except for her wings, she could be anyone's teenage daughter.  Love those headphones--I wonder what's on HER playlist?!

Wanna know how I made the flowers?
I took a few pieces of leftover double-sided patterned papers I had saved from previous projects.  My downfall has always been that I throw nothing away!  Today this habit showcases a success story.

I punched circles from these bits of paper; some regular and some scalloped, all around 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide.  Then I brought out my brads, some wax paper and my can of spray starch.  I chose to make my flowers with five circles.  I laid out five circles at a time, and sprayed them with the starch.  While still wet, I pushed each circle onto the end of the brad, closing it when all five were together.  Turning it around, I pulled each circle up and squeezed it toward the center, keeping my fingers wet with starch. 

When all five circles were squeezed up together, I placed the "almost" flower on the wax paper and gently pulled apart each of the circles into a flower shape.  You can pull apart and squinch together until you like what you have.  They will dry as shaped by you. 

Hope you like the new stamp by Deanna Davoli, my card, and my handmade flowers!  Don't forget to check out all the March releases at the Shoppe.  I have another wish list going...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Okay, so I am a little late posting this and have been so far off of creating and crafting, but I think that my mojo is headed back to where it needs to be.  With my QKD stamps, I have always loved how you can dress them up or keep them simple, and as a simple scrapper and card maker, this is one of the main things that I want/need in a stamp.

So, I want to show off today a card that I made using Sandra Caldwell's Hares Rabbit.

I pulled out my scraps for this card, and created everything without a single cut! I used tearing as the main focus and used the stamp without any coloring to keep the image as the main element as well.

Thanks for stopping by; stay turned next week for a new card from me!


FREE Is Good!

Did you know that Queen Kat Designs offers an incentive program?
It's simple! Spend $55 and receive a free stamp set.
Each month we will have a different freebie.
This is available to all of our friends near and far.
All you have to do is order $55 in products from our shop at and you will receive the stamp set of the month (all products included except clearance items).

Now who doesn't like FREE?  What with all the March new releases, you can "have your cake and eat it, too" with this free stamp set.  All you have to do is start HERE.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Do You Dream of Mythical Creatures?

Today I made a card using Queen Kat Design's "Unicorn" by artist Christina Lynn Myers.  Since my handmade pinwheel is a combo of navy and teal colors, I stamped my image with Navy ink, then used coordinating shades of teal colors for the image, adding a little Copic shading with RV00 for the lines of my mythical creature.

I'm having fun with my newest sets of Spellbinders Nestabilities.  This one is called FLeur de Lis Rectangles.  I inked an embossed card front for the background, added some teal webbing, popped my pinwheel onto the side, with the metal charm letters spelling out DREAM, and attached my image to the card to finish it off.  If you look close you can see a little printing on the paint chip that identifies the color.  I kind of like the fact that it shows up!!

Check out all the new March releases from Queen Kat Designs at the Shoppe and on Facebook!!


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