April 27, 2015

Welcome Baby - Action Wobbler

Hello my friends!  Happy Monday!  I have an Action Wobble inspiration post for you today.  I'm using a digital stamp from MelJen's Digital Designs.  I made this card a while ago and I know I colored it with COPIC markers but I'm not sure which ones I used.
  The Action Wobble is in place and looks like this when wobbled!!
If you don't have any Action Wobbles hop on over and SHOP HERE

The Action Wobble challenge blog hosts a new challenge every Wednesday.
You can check it out here Action Wobble Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

April 19, 2015

An Old Favorite Revisited

Hello my friends.....I have something new on my blog today.  I used to cross stitch way back in the 80's and I haven't picked it up in a while.  I got the urge a couple of years ago and started a small project, but that flame burned out as easily as it was ignited.  But.....sometime in March I was bitten by the bug again.  I had done a project for a friend about 20 years ago using an alphabet that I loved.  I lost the chart in my move from FL to WI.  I was surfing the internet and one day I happened to be looking at the website '123 Stitch' and to my amazement I found the chart that I had lost.  I ordered it and in the middle of March got back into cross stitching with a vengeance.  I am really enjoying it and have several projects planned for the near future.

I would like to show you the project I started mid-March and finished 3 weeks later.  I am going to have it framed and given to my boyfriend for his birthday....
The chart is like a vintage type of alphabet - it's really cute but not too juvenile. 

Luckily my name is one that lends itself well to 'signing' my work - I can spell out 'Heidi' instead of just putting my initials....
I started my second project the beginning of April and I've been taking photos of my progress.  I will be adding the pictures to my blog in upcoming posts.  I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy working on them. 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon,


April 12, 2015

Paper Nest Dolls New Image Release for April

Hello my friends....Paper Nest Dolls has some new images being released today.  Check out the new images HERE

The image I used is called 'Bucket of Love' and she reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood - although I made her 'hoodie' purple!!!  And she's carrying a bucket of hearts and not a basket of food for Grandma....okay, so maybe the thoughts of Little Red Riding Hood are only in my head.....in any case she's a cute image!!!!

Here's a close up of the image.

COPIC markers
Skin:  E04, E11, ,E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair:  C9, C7, C5, C3
Pail: C5, C3, C1
Dress/Hoodie:  BV08, BV04, BV02, R89, R29, R24 

Other Supplies:
'Lovely' collection paper by Authentique
'Picket Fence' collection paper by LilyBee Designs
'Spooky Scene' die set from Die-Namics
'Lots of Love' die set from Die-Namics
'Stitched Rectangle Stackables' die set from Lawn Fawn

Enjoy the new release and thanks for stopping by...


April 5, 2015

Water Can Ellie for Paper Nest Dolls

Happy Monday my friends!  I know it's officially Spring but the weather in the Mid-West is still a little chilly - but I couldn't help coloring this image with the hopes that Mother Nature will warm the weather a bit!!!!   I have another inspiration card for the new Paper Nest Dolls monthly challenge that starts today, Monday, 4/6 and runs the entire month.

My image this month is "Watering Can Ellie" and she's colored with my Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils.  I used these pencils on last month's card and just had to give it another go.  This image is also a little older but you can find it in the store HERE.
Here's a close up of the coloring on Ellie....
Don't forget, the top winner will receive a prize pack varying each month and to be considered for this prize you must use a PND image.  The winner this month will be able to select 8 digital images of their choice fromThe Paper Nest Dolls shop (check it out HERE).   Add a direct link for your project to the challenge blog  HERE

Inktense Pencils used:
Skin:  Baked Earth, Crimson
Hair:  Saddle Brown, Bark
Dress:  Fuschia (and black pen for dots)
Apron/Bow:  Teal Green
Ground:  Leaf Green
Shoes:  Bark

Other Supplies Used:
"Basics" paper pad from Pebbles
Epoxy dots from Relections (Michael;s)
"Smile" die from Mama Elephant
"Rectangle Stitched Stackables" die from Lawn Fawn
Small "Heart" punch by Reflections (Michael's)

Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create.