Pond Song - Stampendous and House Mouse Designs

We are still having a fun weekend with Stampendous! and Passionate Paper  Creations and Friends.
Come on over and join the coloring contest.  You could win!

Here is Pond Song which is also featured in the new Stampendous Catalog.
I had a lot of fun coloring this.  

Here are the colors I used:

Until next time.....xo


A Stampendous Potted Mouse

Good Morning, Dorinda here with a little cutie from Stampendous.
So sweetly called

She's looking quite Cozy.

 I really had fun making this one. The image was so fun to color.
After I colored her up, I realized the I could make an awesome flower just like here out of the Creative Basics Basic Pierced Oval.
So, I ended up incorporated the whole thing around the flower.
Using the two smallest dies from Basic Pierced Oval I attached the two with the tips toward the petal end. Then trimming a piece from Basic Background Builders I, I created the flower center.

Sentiment is from the Beary Mice Set
I've also used the large flag from Basic Stitched Flags to cut out my image.
I just love the way it edges my images

Copics Used:
Pot: E79, YR27, 14, 24, 12
Vine: YG99, 97, 95, 93
Flower: B66,63,61
center: E79, Y38, 35, 32, YG03
Mouse: C6, 3, 1, 0, R00, 01



Those Who Love

Welcome back to Passionate Paper Creations~ this is Rhea!  I'm here today sharing inspiration for Stampendous!

This is such a fun card and just one stamp!  It's a new release and one of several that I just love!  
I will be including this in my class in Virginia in just a few weeks.  If you can't make it to Virginia I will be teaching this in one of the classes in Connecticut in June!  Watch for my "class" page for updates.  

Did you know that we are celebrating Stampendous this weekend over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends?  There is a coloring contest you can enter to win a gift card to Stampendous!  No purchase necessary!  So come on over and join us.  Click HERE

Here are the colors I used.


For U

Welcome to Passionate Paper Creations!  Rachel here with you
today, and I am sharing a card that I put together with the

The image is from The Greeting Farm, her name is

Copic colors used-
Skin- E13, E21, E00, E000, V01
Hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
Outfit- Y21, Y26, Y28
W5, W3, W1
Gift- E42, E41
R35, R32, R30

I used a 5x5 card base, and matted a piece of patterned paper
to build on.  Next I layered the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I, 
the scalloped piece, and a piece of ribbon.
After the base was finished, I used both the Basic Pierced Ovals,
and the Gilded Oval die set to layer with my image.
I finished it off with a few embellishments and some gorgeous
flowers from I Am Roses!

Thanks for stopping by!!


LDRS Creative and Ribbon Resource Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 3 of LDRS Creative week long blog Hop!  What an exciting week of inspiration we have in store for you!
There will be so much inspiration on the LDRS Blog and we have guest designers joining us this week.
And of course prizes!
At the end of the week LDRS Creative will be choosing two lucky winners to receive a $25 gift vouchers to the LDRS Creative Store.   
So be sure to subscribe to this blog and leave a comment below to be entered to win!

Here I've used Basic Pierced Ovals to create a flip card with the half oval.  Gilded Embossing Folders to create texture on a piece of the pattern paper and several of the Basic Stitched Flag Dies.  The Image is Sweatshirt Saturday.

Sweatshirt Saturday was colored in:

skin - E50, 51, 21, 13  Hair E79, 74, V95, 91  Shirt V91, 93, 95, 99

Here is another view of the card...

Hope you all enjoyed and please keep checking our Blog Hop for more wonderful creations! And don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!


Alice Mae

Hey everyone, Jessie here today.
Sharing a fun card today using, Some Odd GirlAlice Mae.

I cut extras of the piece from Background builders 1 for the center piece to frame it in black.

Copics used:
Skin - E04, E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair - E37, YR24, Y21, Y11
White - W3, W1, W00
Brown - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70
Eyes - E59, E57, E23, E21

Thanks for stopping by,


Strawberry Fields

Welcome back to Passionate Paper Creations, this is Rhea to share inspiration for LDRS Creative using Strawberry Fields. New, from CandiBean.

I used a lot of layers with the first one being embossed with the Gilded Oval Embossing Folder.  For the accent piece I used the Basic Backgrounds Builders I from the Creative Basics Line.   
Fun bright and juicy card.  I just love the new animal collection!  I will see you soon!

Here are the colors I used:


Noor! Design and Passionate Paper Creations Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Noor Design UK''s First Blog Hop.  We are joined by the girls from Passionate Paper Creations so there will be lots of inspiration and ideas on how to use the LDRS Creative Basic dies along with products from the Noor Design UK Shop.

Hi everyone, This is Rhea!  We are having a lot of fun with Noor Designs!  I am so excited they carry the LDRS Creative Basics Die Line.  My team and Tracy's team are going to show you some amazing inspiration in this hop so grab your favorite beverage sit back and be prepare to be wowed!!!!

My card Base isDutch Card Art Stand-Up from Dutch Doodadoo
I have used all four of The Creative Basic Dies as well as LDRS Creative Dies Gilded Ovals and the Gilded Doily. All the links are below and can be found at Noor Designs Online Store!!! 
My Image is courtesy of Conie Fong Art and Design, The Flowers are courtesy of I am Roses.

What I liked about this stencil that draws out your card shape is once you have it all cut out, you can fold it in different directions.  Are you ready to see the inside?  
Here it is folded toward the back for a dimensional look.  It would be great out of chipboard then covered and made into a mixed media piece.

Here it is folded forward...not all the way because of the sentiment flag.  Again imagine doing it from
chipboard, covering it with papers...adding a fence across the front and creating a stunning shabby chic mixed media piece.  I might just do that!

Here are the links from Noor Designs and todays focus products!
LDRS Creative Rubber Stamps, Dies and Embossing Folders
Dutch Doobadoo Masks/Shape Art Templates/Paper Art 

There are some hidden prizes along the way so please be sure to stop by everyone on the hop and leave a comment.  The hop will run for one week and then the winners announced on the Noor Design UK Blog and Passionate Paper Creations blog on 22nd April.
Ready?  Let's get hopping!!!
Rhea you are here 
When you have finished head on back to the Noor Design UK Blog and leave us a comment and one random winner will receive a £15 Gift Voucher to spend in store :)

Have fun

Tracy & Rhea!!!!!

You really should check out Noor Designs Shop!  It is just amazing!  Here is more from Tracy:

Noor Design UK opened its online doors 18 months ago and has grown at a tremendous rate.  We ship worldwide and now carry over 1500 products!  Our latest additions include:-

and our latest addition 

We ship worldwide and have something for everyone :)



Welcome to Paper Passionate, Corinne here today
with my newest card using

OMG, isn't this stamp just awesome!!!! 

LDRS Creative die dew drop border,
Dew drop Circle 

Printed on X-Press it Paper
Colored with Copic's

I love Tulips!

Welcome to Passionate Paper Creations!  This is Rhea with Power Poppy Today sharing Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher

This is a digital image which is enlarge to 200%.  It is now framed in black with a black and white matting and proudly hanging on my wall of framed Power Poppy florals.

What I wanted to share with you today is the foliage.  If you look at the depth of the foliage it was created using many different color of greens.  To make something look like it is in the distance it needs to be a little darker with more of a gray tone to it.  If you are using Copic Markers this means you want to move more to the center of the Copic Color Wheel.  
I like to start with the shadows first or in this case what is in the background.
I started with YG61, 63 and 67 and colored the leaves that were behind the front leaves.
Next, In the deepest shadow areas I added G94 and 99 as these have more gray tones to them. 
Now I moved to the leaves that were in the front.  I used YG25, 17 with the highlight yellowish color being YG 21.  With these colors being more vibrant and lighter it helped bring them forward.

Now for the Tulips!  There are several colors used here ones you can't imagine using together.
RV52, 63, 66, 69, V12, 15, 17, Y00....Say what!!!!  Yup that's right.  It's all done in layers in the order listed.  with Y00 last where I left white starting at the end and flicking into the violets and purples.
These colors blending so well together and I actually had no idea what the plan was as I was just playing.  I figured I could always start over.  
Now back to G99 to add drop shadows under the leaves and flowers and blended a little with G94.

For the pitcher....Makenzie Child Pottery is one of my loves so I added the pattern and just went for it.  Although it isn't perfect I just don't care because it is art.  I used a multiline .08 in black to outline the black squares, A Spica to add dots of texture to the cream squares.  The final touches was adding a touch of color around the flowers and using V20 to ground the pitcher.

That's how you take a flat image and ad depth :)