Wednesday, November 27, 2013

NATIVITIES - PESEBRES - A work of ART by Silvia Rivera

Hello my friends, today I have a very different post, but one I couldn't pass.  My only sister Silvia makes gorgeous nativities every year, and posted them this morning on Facebook and I wanted to share with you.  Aren't they the cuttest?  Well, she is in crafting paradise... our farm in the mountains in Colombia, there is where we learned all the basics of crafting from the best teacher we could have ever had... MOM!...  Ever since we where little girls, summers where spend up in La Papunga.  Back then, we only had black and white TV with 2 channels, so mom had to keep us busy and what better than crafting right?... We did lots of sewing, cross stitch, pyrography (wood burning), crochetting, but one I love the must was coloring books... we had lots of them and every year we had to go back and fix what we did wrong the year before... It was kinda boring sometimes back then, but now that I think about it, where the must wonderful days of my childhood... always creating...

But let me stop cause I am getting a bit melancholic.... AHHHH! those good old days when technology was not in the way! :)

So here they are

...MINIATURE NATIVITIES...







I hope you leave some love on this post so I can pass it along to her, and maybe it will convince her to join us in blogland...  She is a wonderful artist graduated from Miami International Fine Arts College back in 1987.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BUNNY LOVE greeting card - SKdigis

Hello there!... I am changing the way I showcase my cards.  Yesterday I was playing with  my camera, settings and lighting, and ended up with this.  Let me know what you think... :)
This image is one of my latest drawings and one of the cuttest I have drawn so fa I believe... The name of the digital stamp is Bunny Love and can be used for many occasions, Valentine, Easter, Mother's Day... they look super sweet hugging each other right?... Hope you like my cutie card.


Image and ribbon colored with Copic markers
Bunnies:  C0,C1,C2,C3,C5,C7
Ears: RV000, RV02
Ski: B000, B00
Grass: YG6, YG9, YG11, G7
Ribbon: RV02, YG6, B00

Coloring Technique
Stippling

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Love Language

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - embossing - heat or dry.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

ALL THAT STICKLES - Christmas Decorations

Hi there! Today we start a new linky party at All that Stickles, and the theme this time around is Christmas Decorations.... I had a lot of fun working on my last minute ornament, cause frankly, I did not know what I was going to do until yesterday.  Hubby came with 3 pairs of jeans he did not want anymore, and I came up with this!!!... here it is and a tutorial will be posted next Tuesday at All that Stickles... Hope you like it... now  am going to make some more...jeje...

The stickles I am using in my ornaments is Platinum and I added it randomly and love the results... it was easier than expected... :)


Challenges:
All that Stickles - Christmas Decorations
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -  Stitching Real of Faux
Creative Knockouts - Snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday - #296 Anything but a Card
DRS Designs - Star Spangled Christmas
Happy Campers - Glitter It
Crafter's Cafe - Metal
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Crafty Creations - American Thanksgiving/Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky -  Anything Goes
Frilly and Funkie - Christmas Decoration 
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge blog - Christmas
Clear it out -  Anything goes with old stash item - snowflake 
Craftyhands - Sparkle and bling
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 2 -  Anything goes Christmas
Creatalicious - Christmas time
Creative Corner - Heavy metal (snowflakes) 
Creative Fingers -  Anything goes with optional use metal (snowflakes)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PUNK AVERY - The Paper Nest Dolls

Hiya my friends!... today is a very special day.   Last week I was chatting with Christina, and she invited me to color and create with a new cutie she is releasing today at The Paper Nest Dolls.  Her name is "Punk Avery" and I am in looooove with this cool girl, so much, that I couln't stop at one so I made two cards to showcase this cutie in two different colors and also because I wanted to practice hair coloring.   I also designed some digital paper to match this little girl, of course it was with Christine's approval.  So if you want to get the digital papers, I have them available in my store bundled with 3 sentiments that will match this image perfectly...   The great thing! they are in black and white, so you can color them to match YOUR paperdoll...  





Paper colored in Adobe Illustrator to match the girl.
Punk Avery colored with the following Copic markers:
V4, V9, V15, C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, 100, E00, E4, E00, E4, E11, E41, E43

<-------Challenges for this card: 
Sweet Sunday ---------> 
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
The Squirrel & the Fox - Use Violet
Less Is More - Use Designer Paper in a CAS way
A Little Bit Crafty - Sparkle & Shine

Challenges for both cards:
Seemacrafts - Bright Colors
Created With Love Challenges - Anything Papercraft Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Girly creations
Lady Anne's Challenge - More than 1 Layer
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Digi stamp
Through the Purple Haze - Pink, Purple OR Red
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes  


Paper and Punk Avery colored with the following Copic markers:
R22, R27, R37, R59, W0, W1, W2, W3, 0, E00, E4, E00, E02, E11, E29, E31, E33, E35, E37, EE41, E43

<------- Challenges for this card
Just Us Girls - Color Combo
Craft Dee Bowz - ATG with handmade bow
Ooh La La Creations - Stitching, real or faux
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes + Optional theme: Embossing
365 Cards - Stamping and Stitching













. 4 - 6" digital papers.
. 4 - 1" circled sentiments
. Line art is 300dpi for crisp print.

Availability:  Download link e-mailed immediately after payment.

Price USD $1.00

Sunday, November 17, 2013

ALL THAT STICKLES - Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Black Diamond Deals Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!


The biggest shopping day of the year is just around the corner, and the ATS design team has put together some fun, sparkly shopping projects to help inspire those shopping lists! (And maybe the shine from all the glitter will help wake you up in the middle of the night to hit the stores!)

 If you've come from Cathie's blog, you're in the right place! If you've just come across the hop, please visit All that Stickles.

And here is my card... it is supposed to be a project, but time has been very limited for me this days.  Between real work and "soccer mom" obligations, I have been super busy, but I was able to put this cutie together last night.
When I think of Black Diamond Deals, I think about shopping, shopping and more shopping, so I made this card to give to hubby and inside will say .... "How about NYC?"

The stickles used for this card where "Diamond & Black Diamond" 
Black Diamond for the sentiment (glad the dropper has a tiny tip) and Diamond for the snow. I added some drops and rubbed it with my finger... Love the results!!!  hope you do too.  


You can buy this image HERE
The image is one of my digital stamps, I colored it with the following Copic markers:
R22, R27, R37, R59, YG03, YG11, YG17, YG67, C0, C1, C2, C3, B99, E31, E33, E35



Challenges:
Deconstructed Sketch - # 127
365 Cards - Stamping & Stitching 
Colour Me Creative Challenge Winter, Frosty and Cold
Word Play Saturday - Snowman
A Little Bit Crafty - Sparkle & Shine
Crafters Companion - Christmas/Winter
Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas Time



We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday November 20th at All that Stickles.

$15 Gift Certificate
7 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

3 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice
(If you email TSC letting them know you're hopping with us, you'll receive a free image!)

2 Digital Stamps of Winner's Choice

Your next stop is Angeline's blog! 

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Let's Talk Turkey Linky Party!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

EVERYBUGGY NEEDS SOMEBUGGY LIKE YOU! - greeting card made using SKdigis

Hi there!  me here again with a color combo I did not want to miss.  I colored the image with Copic markers and added details with the embossed paper, twine and button... very simple, but I wanted to concentrate in the image.  Hope you like it.


Challenges:
The Dynamic Duos ------>
Die Cuttin Divas - Button
Just Inspirational - Stitching
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Crafty Creations - Dies (nestabilities)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Embossing
Digi Sketch Challenge - Animals
Marker Pop - Must use Copic markers
Dream Valley - Humor
The Squirrel and the Fox - Animals
Alphabet Challenge - T is for Twine
Craftitude - Twine
Left of Center - Twine
Party Time Tuesday - Twine
Scraping 4 Fun - ATG
Make it Monday - ATG
Brown Sugar - ATG
Fab and Funky - ATG
Card Mania - ATG
Challenges 4 Everybody - ATG
Sister Act Card - ATG




Tuesday, November 12, 2013

DESIGN TEAM INSPIRATION TUESDAY - Sketch Challenge # 27

Hello everyone!  last week was our last sketch of the year here at SKdigis.  
I want to thank all who linked, and for that, everyone is a winner and you can contact me with your choice of (1) single digital stamps from my store HERE

But none the less, we have great inpiration from the design team... enjoy the view

Sharla using White Xmas 3
Jenn using Floral Cupcake

That's all the DT for the rest of the year!   Hope you had a great time visiting today!

Monday, November 11, 2013

IN THE SPOTLIGHT - SKdigis guest designer

Welcome to another "In the Spotlight" segment here at SKdigis.  My guest today is a winner from last month's linking party.   Barbara!... It is a pleasure having you in the spotlight and thank you for making such beautiful cards.  And here is a bit about her in her own words.

Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m addicted to digi stamps.  I don’t think I need a 12 step program yet…SKdigis have too many cute images I need to try.  What a privilege to have been asked to be a guest designer here, I am honored, thank you Sonia.  I have been a card maker for three years or so and my husband of 46 years (and counting) encourages me in this.  He’s known for bringing me a glass of wine in my craft room in the afternoon to keep the creativity flowing.  You can find me at my blog, http://happyasaclaminwhitewinebuttersauce.blogspot.com/  Stop by I would love for you to come say hello.


 Look at the wondeful cards Barbara made, beautifully colored right? and in her blog she is letting you know exactly how she made them... so go visit her and leave her some love... :)


SKdigis digital stamp she used: Mistletoe

Would you like to be our next
All you have to do is link in my
Click HERE for details

Thursday, November 7, 2013

SNOWGIRL - Winter Greeting Card made using SKdigis

YAY! I can't believe i made it...  linked this card 2 minutes before the link closing...  I couldn't pass this color combo if it is me FAVORITE of all times... so let me start by telling you that I LOVE how this card looks and thrilled with the results I got after taking the Copic Intermediate class last Saturday.  My instructor was Cindy Lawrence and she was fantastic!.  I may add a bit of shading around it to make her look like popping out.  YEAP!  needs a darker shade... I will try again with the same image different colors... after all I need to practice muuuuuch more!...  


You can buy this image HERE


Challenges:
Dynamic Duos ------->
by LORI Designs - Ribbon and Bows
Divas by Design - Use a digi
Papertake - ATG
Card Mania - ATG
Craft Dee-BowZ - ATG with handmade bow
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute with Bingo (buttons, ribbon dye cut)
Incy Wincy Designs - ribbon & twine
Make it Monday - ATG
Without Words - Gettin' ready for X-mas
Wanna Sketch - Sketch # 10 -------->