Thursday, July 19, 2018

Let's Get Coloring- CDD Designer Creative Challenge

Hello there!!!
Today, the Craftin' Desert Divas are sharing some tips and inspiration for coloring!
I have learned so much from the talented ladies on this design team!!!
Hope you enjoy my small tip for applying distress ink to your background.

Tip* I use clear contact paper when applying distress inks.
 I ink up the applicator than dab on plastic contact. This allows me to have control of how much I apply, have an even amount of ink on the sponge, and not waste any ink.

The shiny background is where I secure the clear contact paper ( not paper, plastic ). 
This is the stuff we use to cover our kids books for school... 
so I know you have some laying around 😉
I ink up the sponge, dab and swirl on the plastic a few times. Repeat a few times.
I only use the ink on the palstic to reink the sponge. I very rarely need more.
 When I am done, I simply wipe it with a damp paper towel and reuse for the next backround. 
 There are never any blothes of ink!

I used the new stamp set Brighter Days, and added some flowers 
from the stamp set Ladybug Garden.  I die cut the focal point with 
I used worn lipstick distress oxide ink to ink up the background.
The pink dots were made using Copic Markers in shades
RV21, RV13, RV10, RV00.

I colored this adorable bunny in shades E00, E74, E71, E70; RV21, RV13, RV00; 
Y15, Y26, Y21, Y11; YG17, YG05; G000, G00.
 I added some white accents with a gel pen 
and scattered some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!


CDD Products used:

SAKURA-Gelly Roll Pen: Medium. Ice cream smooth gel ink will look great on any writing, journaling, drawing, or doodling project. This ink won't bleed through paper and is waterproof, fade proof and archival. This package contains one Gelly Roll pen with a medium point.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Craftin' Desert Divas July Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!!!
Today we will be sharing all the stamps and dies that are available for purchase NOW!!!
Visit the CDD Shop and check them out!!!

Here are a list of items from the new release:
Stamp Sets:
Brighter Days
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LLama Party
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Fruity Friends
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Skating By
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Good Times
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Torn Paper Dies
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Here are some cards I created for today's hop!
 Here I used Brighter Days Stamp Set and Torn Paper Dies.
 I inked up the background with tattered rose, worn lipstick and wilterd violet distress oxide inks. I added a few splatter of white paint. I die cut the sentiment and adhered gold glitter to the bottom. 
I used Copic Markers to color these cuties in shades RV13, 02, 00; Y11, 15, 17; W0, 1, 2, 3, 7; G000.

 Here I used Good Times stamp set.
 The water background was created using Copic Markers in shades YG11, BG11 and 0.
The tree and grass in shades YG03, G07, 28, E41, 42, 43. 
Badger in shades W1, 2, C1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, Y21, 26, YG05, B000, R14, 24, YG61, 63, 67
Boat in shades E25, 29, 49, E41, 42, 43
Beaver in shades E25, 29, 49, R24, 27, E41, 43
Frog in shades YG21, 25, B000, 02, R30, E41, 43, R24, 27, E70, 71

Hope you'll hop along with us for some fun inspiration along the way!!!

Craftin Desert Divas Blog (Start) Blog Link
Jan (Next Stop) Blog Link
Saundra Blog Link
Ashley Blog Link
Anna Blog Link
Claire-Anne Blog Link
Michelle Blog Link are here
Jackie Blog Link ... you're next stop is here
Janni Blog Link
Natalie Blog Link
Samantha Blog Link
Sherry Blog Link
Ashlee Blog Link
Elaine Blog Link

Thanks for peeking!!!!


Craftin' Desert Divas July Sneak Peeks Day 5

Hello there!
Welcome back to the Craftin' Desert Divas July Release, Day 5!!!
I hope you ejoyed the last four days of sneak projects!
Today's stamp set is called "Good Times"
I googled an image from Wind in the Willows to help me with some inspiration and design ideas.
I created a bokah background using several distress oxides in shades salty ocean, peacock feathers and squeezed lemonade. White ink was added for the dots.
I inked up the trees and grass with distress oxides also, in shades peeled paint, forest moss and vintage photo.
I used Copic Markers to color these cute critters.
Boat: R24; YG17, 61, 67; E35, 37; E49, 57; YG25, 17
Beaver: E49, 57, 33, 35; B000, 02; E40, R27
Frog: YG21, 25, R12, 11; E33, 37; E41, 43, R27

This imaged inspired me for several card designs.

For this card, I outlined the stencil with a colored pencil so it would blend when I colored the tree
with Copics in shades G7, YG25, E25, 29; B000
Mouse: E31, 33, 35; B00; E41, 42; R24, 27
Mole: C1, 4, 5, 7; V09, 15, 17; G24; E40, 41; B000; R30
Fox: E15, 18, 000; E41, 42; R24, 27, 30; E23, 25; B02
Picnic: B00; R27, 0; E21, 29; Y11, 26; YG21, E00, C1, 2
I used salty ocean distress oxide for the sky.
Copics in shades:
Bushes: G07, 29, YG25
Mouse: B93, 95; E40, 42; C3; R24
Mole: B1, 3, 4, 5; N0; W7; E71, 74, 77; G94, 99; G000; R46; W7

CDD supplies used:

I am adding my picnic card to 

Be sure to stop by today @3pm for the CDD blog hop!!!
Thanks for peeking!


Thursday, July 12, 2018


Hey there!
Love this time of year in the craft world....Christmas in July in blog land!!!! 
I'm playing along with a few challenges...

All stamps are from Paper Smooches.  I used a few stamp sets to create this card, Natural Beauties, Warm Hearts, and Word Salad

I stamped the images with Memento black ink, than colred them with Copic Markers in shades
 G28, 46, 24; 
R59, 46, 24; R30, 0; 
E29, 23; 100. 

I inked up the background with tattered rose distress oxide ink, and added some white accents with a gel pen, and sequins. 
Here are some other fun Christmas Challenges to play along with...


Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Little Bird Told Me...

Hello there!
Just dropping by to share a card with you.
I'm playing along with  a few challenges...lot's of celebrations happening!!!!
400th Challenge!!! WOW!
Addicted to Stamps and More is celebrating their 300th Challenge 
and 6th birthday!!! Amazing!!!

I created a birthday can never have too many!
I used a stamp set from Hello Bluebird, Silly Birds.

I did a little masking and some stamping with Memento black ink.

Than I colored these silly guys with Copic Markers.
Here goes...
Flamingo: RV21, 23, 25; R30, 32; C4, 7
Toucan: C3, 4, 5, 7; YG03, 05, 09; G00, 02, 05; B00, 02, 04; YR02, 07; R22, 27
Gray Bird: W0, 2, 3, 4: E43, 44, 47
Green Bird: Y13; YG03, 05, 09
Leaves and Grass: YG03, 05, 09; Y13
Flowers: R30, 22, 43; RV21, 23, 25; Y15
I added some white accents with a gel pen.

Thanks for taking a peek!!!


Monday, July 9, 2018

Craftin' Desert Divas July Sneak Peeks Day 1

Hello there!

I'm happy to stop by today to share
Craftin' Desert Divas
July Release Sneak Peeks!

Today we are sharing projects we created using the
new stamp set Brighter Days and Torn Paper Dies

I inked up my background using distress oxide inks in shades peacock feathers, wilted violets and black soot.  Than I added a few splatters of white paint. For the grass I used twisted citron and peeled paint.
I used Copic Markers to color the beat and owl in shades E70, 71, 74, 77; E13, 15, 18; B32, 34, 37; Y11, 15; E49, and G000

For this card I used Copic markers to give an ombre effect before I die
cut the sentiment.
BV000, 02, 04, 08
BG10, 11, 15, 18
RV00, 10, 02, 04
Y11, 13, 15, 18 
I added some clear glitter dust and sequins.

For this card I used squeezed lemon and picked raspberry distress oxide inks
to shade the background and die cut circles.
I used Copic Markers in shades W0, 1, 2, 3, 7; E41, 42, 43; RV00, 02, 13; YG21 and RV10

For this pirate card I used vintage photo distress ink to ink the background.
I used Copic Markers to add color in shades R24, 27; YR21, 24; C2, 4, 5; W2, 4; E000, 93
E25, 29, 39; RV10, YG11. 
I hand drew the black stitches with a sharpie marker.

Other Craftin' Desert Divas supplies used:
Various Circle Dies are a mix of CDD Dies.

Playtime Stamp Set ( Pirate Card)
Get Well Stamp Set ( "X" on Pirate Card)
Get Wild Stamp Set ( Sentiment for Pirate Card)
Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set ( Hooray Die Cut Card)

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!
Hope you enjoyed!!!