Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Friday and the Sun is out!! Yeaaaaaa!!

Hello Happy Crafty friends and a big shout out to all my new friends! You really are what keeps me going and I pray I am making you smile in my little blog land here!  For everyone who has been following me about our new mattresses the third one was a keeper!! We have had three new mattress's in the past 3-4 months trying to find one which allowed us to sleep peacefully and wake up without all the extra aches and pains. The one we kept is a Tempur-pedic Cloud and let me tell ya what we paid for it you would expect it to sing you lullabies too!

I am going to start my Tip of the Day again! It's been awhile since I have done it and you might see some repeats for those who have not read them before so here we go!

TIP OF THE DAY:  Cuttlebug.  Does your B plate curve or arc when you are embossing with Die cuts?  Or does your paper come out of the die? My B plates have curved so much I had to replace them.    Now mine are flat as can be and my embossing is deeper, more crisp and the paper never comes out of the dies.  This is what I do. Instead of using two tan embossing mats, I took a cereal box and cut two pieces out of it the size of my B plate. My sandwich for embossing is:  B plate, die cut and paper, cardboard, tan mat, card board and B plate. By switching out one tan mat for two pieces of cardboard your plates remain flat with deeper embossing!

Today my card is made with Carmen Medlin's   "Siren's Call"  from the Natural Beauty Collection only available at SCACD.   Isn't she adorable in her gorgeous dress? I had so much fun coloring her and you will too! 

Copic Markers: Skin E11, E00, E000. Hair C 7, C5 ,C 3 B32. Dress: BV O2, BV 01, BV00, BV000. Rock: E44, E43, E41. Green Plants: GG99, YG63, YG61, G40. Cat's Tails: E18, E11. Koi fish: R02, YR23, YR21. Water: B91, BG000, B01.

Prima Sugar Blooms: These have gold tip rims and are so pretty. SCACD has them for 20% off!
Paper: My Minds Eye: Stella and Rose Hazel

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McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Colleen, I like the image which you have coloured beautifully, and i love that butterfly.
Kevin xx

Sara I. said...

Beyond gorgeous Colleen!! Love your coloring and all the sweet little details! And I must be nutz, too - I love the smell of fresh cut grass and dirt, too, lol.

Monica said...

Hi Colleen,

This is lovely... love the butterfly and the mermaid has such nice, soothing colours.

Thanks for the tip about Cuttlebug and it's plates. My B plates kind of look totally warped. And I just acquired them like 8 months ago...

xxx Monica

Catherine said...

What a stunning card Colleen ! The image is beautiful and your colouring is just amazing ! Love the glitter on the fish ! Hugs x

Lynne Armstrong said...

Gorgeous card Colleen. The image is beautiful and so is your colouring :)
Hugs xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is so pretty - as always! Thanks so much for that tip on the Cuddlebug...I'll try it as my B plates are getting pretty warped looking too.

Sharon Keanly said...

Beautiful work girlfriend. Just love your card and thanks for the Tips, I've missed them. All ready for the par-tay tomorrow. hugs Sharon

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, awesome colouring, luv the sparkle, pretty papers & embelies, sue,x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I am loving this gorgeous creation here, just fabulous, hugs pops x

Saron said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions challenge#18!

Julie said...

Super card -fab image and gorgeous embellies!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Colour Create this time around, Juliexx

Ann Craig said...

Such a pretty card with lovely embellishments and colouring. thanks for sharing with us at jac-inks Challenge # 9

Linda said...

This is simply gorgeous.. Thanks for joining us at ABS.. hugs, Linda

Brenda said...

Seriously gorgeous card Colleen. I love this fabulously colored image. And now I get to say, thanks so much for playing with us over at Anita Be Stampin!!
hugs, Bren

Mary Lou said...

What a beauty Colleen!! Love the sparkle!! Is this that paper you were telling me about Colorbok blue/brown pack????? Sweet if it is :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I especially love that gorgeous butterfly and that fabulous flower. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

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