Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I made a card using a rubber stamp designed by Rick St.dennis, available at I Brake For Stamps.

The imgage is coloured using Derwernt Inktense pencils , and the background ismade using Deco At Products: Andy Skinner Stencil Baroque, Deco Art Traditions Opaque white, Media shimmer misters in Yellow, Viole and Turquoise.

Also check out Rick's Alice 150 th birthday coloringbook here

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Hi everyone for my inspiration post Im getting into the Christmas spirit with the adorable Rick St Dennis MFA digi stamp Chrismouse cute huh!!!!
To make my card I started off with a red card blank, and then mounted it with a kaiser craft journal card. I then printed out Chrismouse and coloured him with copic markers and cut him out and popped him up with double sided foam tape. To finish off I added some gems to the holly on his hat, a chipboard sentiment and some sequins in Christmas colours.
The colours I used are:
So that you too can find this adorable image here is the direct link ChrisMouse
If you want to check out my my blog here is the link Deb Vees Craft Place

Monday, September 28, 2015

colouring contest

Rick St Dennis Mfa is having a contest , this means you can have your coloured work on Rick's next colouring book cover. Rules are simple.
Email Rick St Dennis Mfa at :
He will send you the image asap. It has to be coloured and scanned, the scan has to be put in this album :

if link does not work go to the Rick Stdennis friends and fans group and become a member all info is in that group also, see link here
Contest ends Sunday October 4 th, 2015.
The winner will have his/her coloured work on the new Rick St Dennis Mfa colouring book cover, and gets credit inside the book, and 12 free copies ( and a 13th) autographed one to keep-the rest you can give away if you want.
The image must be scanned at 300 dpi otherwise it can't be used for the book.
Save you scan because the winner will have to email the scanned file to Rick.
Everyone can enter, all mediums can be used

Gandalf with a Dream

Rick St. Dennis is sponsoring the Challenge over at Artistic Inspiration

I hope you will enter your wonderful projects for the chance to win some amazing prizes.
I printed Gandalf onto neenah and coloured him with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I also printed  the lady, colouring her with promarkers. I imported both images into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white surround and added the background and the bubble around the lady. I hope you can see that Rick's images can be used again and again and look so different each time. Gandalf with a dream fantasy..

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy Hanukkah!

Hi!  It's Deborah with you today.  I've made a card to celebrate Hanukkah - I used one of Rick's super turtle images - he's just perfect!

Happy Hanukkah - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I think this guy is just wonderful - he's called Channukah Turtle and you can find him in Rick's Zibbet shop.  For full details of my card - check out my blog here.  I am rather fond of Rick's turtle images - they are fun to colour and make super cards.  I've only got two more to colour and then I'll have a complete collection.  I think I'll have to ask Rick to make some more!

That's it for now.  See you soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ya Gotta Spread Those Wings

Hi all, it's Donna giving a little inspiration on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog today using Cabaret Broadway Chorus Girl.  Isn't she a hoot?  I'm pretty sure she's a firm believer in "If you got it, FLAUNT it".  Just look at her 'tude!

I can just hear her belting out a tune a la Ethel Merman (who, I might add, was quite the looker in her day, although her costumes were never quite so risque). She was a ball to color with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  My original plan was to use teals and purples, but then the wings gave me a monarch sort of vibe so I chose the yellows and oranges of Autumn and I love how she turned out.

She's fussy cut and popped on DP from making Memories with double mats. The sentiment is computer generated, matted and also popped a top a gem swirl. The tiny wings on either side of "wings" is an MS punch.  There are more fabulous Broadway Chorus Girls in Rick's Zibbet Shop so be sure to check them out by typing "Broadway" in the search bar.

And for all the exciting things happening around the net, here are the important links.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Buttons and bows altered card - Crafting Vicky

I told you this week how fabulous I thought the sheet  Buttons and Bows is well I used it yet AGAIN to make something else totally different.  So far you have seen a card and a journaling page with this.  This time around I'm sharing a little altered playing card.

I colored the image with my copics and used some stamping in the background as well as some magazine cut out.  She was part of my creative journaling By 5 but using little cards.

You can check out how this was made on my blog post here.

Hope you like my inspiration. Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Friday!!!!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah ~ An Altered Board Book

Hi everyone. It's Bonnie here today. I haven't made an altered board book in what seems like ages and I had an idea that I really wanted to play out. The theme of this board book is Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah and it's going to feature one of Rick St. Dennis' morning goddesses and some kitchen monsters/robots because that's who is in the kitchen with Dinah! How fun is that! I began with a child's board book which I sanded and coated with gesso. before applying the second coat of gesso, I glued some washi tape to the center seam of each page to prevent the gesso cracking as the book is bent. The tape stays flexible so no cracks appear.

For the first two page spread, I decided to invite Sugar Monster into the kitchen. I coloured him with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils. Then Sugar was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border before he was matted with black cardstock and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back of him for dimension when he was added to the background.

The background began with London Blue and Crushed Grape Dylusions paint brayered onto the gessoed background. Gesso was scraped across the dried paint with a palette knife. Once that was dry, Forget-Me-Not Archival ink was stamped onto the background using a cross-hatch stamp. A little while ago, a friend gave me these fabulous vintage Woman's Day magazines from the early 1950s. They are so cool, filled with wonderful old ads. I thought it was be so cool to use them as a background for these kitchen themes pages. I tore out three plus a recipe and adhered them to the journal pages with gel medium. Inktense pencil activated with water was used to shade them and black outlining was added. A little stamping was added on top in a few places to embed these ads.

Black stencilling was sponged on next using Jet Black Archival ink and TCW's Mini Texturized stencil. Using another pattern from the same stencil, white embossing paste was scraped through the circles with a palette knife. Music washi tape was adhered to cream cardstock and applied to give Sugar a place to stand. Another little section was added to the other page at the top to create repetition. Memory Box Sketchy Rings die was used to cut black cardstock twice. One was layered  onto each that die! Sugar was popped up onto the left side.

The sentiment which was computer generated  and printed on white paper was matted with yellow spritzed paper and then black cardstock  before being adhered to the background. To finish the spread, a border was doodled with black pen and the circles filled in with white paint pen. Doodling and rub-ons were added and three enamel hearts adhered to the top left corner to balance out the design. Black Big Brush pen was added to the edges of the book as a final touch.

Thanks for joining Sugar and me today in Dinah's kitchen. Stay tuned until next Thursday when another character (or two) from this altered board book will be visiting.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Buttons and Bows Journaling - Crafting Vicky

I've been really busy this summer with this awesome new process of journaling by 5s.  It's a timed event so you really don't have time to think you have to just let it go!  And that's pretty awesome creatively speaking.

I've been playing with the fab sheet Buttons and Bows.  And I played with 3 for this page.

I used some borders on the left and right plus the little manequin shape.  I used some washi tape and lots of paint to make this.

Here's a closer look at the page.  They were all colored with my copics.
And here's the closer to the other:
You can check out how this was made on my blog post here.

Hope you like my inspiration. Check out all the other fabulous images in the Zibbet store or in the Etsy store!

Have a fabulous Tuesday!!!!


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Beautiful You

Hello, good afternoon.  It's Deborah here with you today - and I'm running a bit late with this post.  If you want to see why - read the post on my blog - I have a good reason.

Today I'm sharing a card I made using another of Rick's wonderful Hat Lady images.  I think you all know by now that I'm rather fond of these images.  This one is called Vivienne and here's the card I made:

Beautiful You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This is one of Rick's new images for 2015 and she's new to me too, I only got her last week.  For full details of the card go to my blog, Deborah's Gems.

If you want to find her or any of Rick's other images, check out his Zibbet shop.  There are over 1,200 images at the shop ranging from these elegant ladies, to cute mice, cute and fun Halloween images, Creepmas, Christmas, Easter, backgrounds along with some rather more scary images.  Do check it out.

That's all for now!  See you soon.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I Wish..

Isn't she the absolute sweetest little fairy. I love colouring  her for Springtime cards but today I needed an Autumn card and she was perfect. I printed her onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers. I then imported the coloured image into a program called Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white surround and added an Autumnal background.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Progressive Challenge September part 2

Morning all you lovely people. Here's hoping you are all safe and well. There have been a few "problems" going on in the world, to put it mildly and I know quite a few friends are directly affected. Our thoughts are with you, whether the "problem" is on a personal level or on a slightly larger scale. Big gentle hugs to you all and hope you get some "me time" to de-stress and craft.

Whilst my thoughts are on the de-stressing - Rick has announced the first signed batches of the fabulous colouring books are winging their way from California, woooo hooooo. If you've been sleeping through August and missed the news - take a peek over at the Zibbet store. The Rhinestones,  Furs and Feathers book and The Day of the Dead book are both available as collectors items as well as through Amazon without the little extras. Why not join us on facebook to ensure you're updated on the news on a daily basis and it's another outlet to show US what you've been doing. We all love to ooooo and arrrrrrr over others work after all. The EDT members are normally around as well to answer any questions you may have.

Ok, enough waffle. On with the reason for this post..............

The second installment of the September Progressive challenge

Part one can be found here if you want to go see what Team A made and this time Team B have worked their own brand of magic and produced these beautiful projects for our ANYTHING GOES using a Rick St Dennis image

Crafting Vicky

using I need a Bigger Purse

Rhoda using Clive

Lady B using "Isabella Trick or Treat"

Donna using Bayou Witch

Deborah using Marsailles

Without You - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Deb Vee using Noah

I did say magic - and I'm sure you'll agree with me - magical indeed.

Mr Linky is still on his own tab up top so that he's easily found and I see some of you have already used his services. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing more projects linked and any participants will, of course, get next month's compulsory image free.

See you soon, 
Take care and stay safe

Monday, September 14, 2015

It's Happy Hour

Sponsoring the Crafty Girlz Challenge

I have two hats today. I am on Rick's Elite Design Team so I get to work with his amazing designs on a regular basis. This is such a gorgeous fairy with so much detail and really clear lines.
I am also on the Design Team for Crafty girlz which is being so generously sponsored by Rick today.
I printed this beautiful fairy onto neenah and coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. Then imported into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white surround and added the background.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Forget-me-not :-)

Hi all xx 

I made this card using a Rick St Dennis image, it's called September forget me not

I am a big fan of Rick's hat ladies, he has loads on offer so check out his store here.

I coloured her using promarkers. I use to avoid using purple but I finally found a colour combo I adore, I used Slate - Winter Berry and Lilac.

I used Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle textured paste to give the flowers some texture

Lynda xx .

Happy Halloween

And an element from Wonderland Sheet
I have coloured this little chap so many times now. He certainly is full of joy today. I printed him and the toadstools onto neenah then coloured him with promarkers. I uploaded him into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white surround and digitally decoupaged him and the toadstools before adding a spooky background.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy Dance Tag

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a mixed media tag created to celebrate the Happy Dance...that feeling of excitement, sheer joy, and delight. I chose to use this adorable fairy to represent doing the happy dance. Her name is Summer Fairy and she is available in Rick's Etsy shop. She also needed a stage or platform where she could hop up and strut her stuff. One of the mushroom clusters from Rick's Wonderland Elements Set One seemed the perfect choice for a wee fairy. I must say, I absolutely love these elements sets. They provide such wonderful settings and help customize so many images. I love how they help tell the story.

I coloured both images with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils adding some yellow gel pen to the flower centers to make them pop. I fussy cut each image and then glued them together by Summer's feet. Then the new single image was adhered to black cardstock and trimmed out again. Foam tape was added to the back to add dimension and create shadow.

The background began as a rectangle of mixed media paper which was spritzed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal and Bells of Ireland Green Starburst sprays. Both contain mica and have the most wonderful shimmer. Black cardstock was cut to a #10 size tag and the sprayed paper was then cut to fit as two sections. A star stamp and one with text were inked with Forget-Me-Not Archival ink and added in several places. A border was doodled with black pen and black splatter dots were created with a TH stamp and jet Black Archival ink.

Before the bottom section was adhered to the tag, the sentiment was printed onto it. Three small washi tape flags were applied to the sides and tiny polka dot buttons adhered with Glossy Accents to those flags. To complete the tag, two lengths of turquoise and four of blue polka dot grosgrain ribbon were added to the top.

Thanks for joining Summer and me today. We always appreciate that. It gives us both a reason to do the happy dance. You know what else gives us a reason to do our Happy Dances? Well, have you seen Rick's new Alice in Wonderland themed Alice 150th Birthday Colouring Book for Adults? It's also available on Amazon. I am so excited...I'm going to have to find a bigger mushroom so I can dance on it, too.


Monday, September 7, 2015


I absolutely adore this image. Beautifully designed and drawn by Rick with a bit of colour and stuff by me. I am giving this to our beautiful Grand Daughters and I hope it will go on their bedroom wall.
Printed onto neenah and coloured in pencils. This is fairly new to me as I usually stick to promarkers but I am having fun trying a new medium. I imported the coloured image into Craft Artist 2 where I removed the white surround and added a frame from a new kit and a few embellishments and of course a background. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Elegant Birthday

Good morning all!  It's Deborah here with you this morning.  I'm beginning to get back to my normal routine and get into my craft room to make cards.  I think you all know that I love Rick's beautiful Hat Ladies images, well not only does he draw beautiful women with hats, but he draws them without hats too!  I've had this image printed for ages, but it's taken me until now to finally get her coloured:

Happy Birthday - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm really pleased how Musetta turned out.  You can find full details of the card on my blog, Deborah's Gems.  Musetta is a joy to colour and you can find her at Rick's Zibbet shop.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Progressive Challenge September

Good morning everyone. Here's hoping you are all fit and dandy and raring to go.
It hardly seems possible that 31 short days ago saw August appear on the calendar and now we're already in September. Doesn't time fly! Before we know it, Hallowe'en, Thanksgiving (for those that celebrate it) and Christmas will be upon us. Urrgggg.... I must try and stop scaring people including myself, hahaha.

Before I go much further, I bet you're all eager to find out who won the last Progressive challenge. Well, are you?
I won't keep you in suspense, Nana Connie and your super cute card using the August Calendar Mouse won the toss

Just adorable. Please contact Monique for your prize.

How many of you have got caught up with the newest trend of colouring books being produced for adults?  Quite a few from what I see on facebook. I do hope by now that you are aware that Rick has produced two books so far. The first is called "The Day of the Dead", the second is Rhinestones, Furs and Feathers. They are both available as signed copies from Rick's Zibbet shop and links have been provided but they're also available through Amazon around the world. Don't forget, we'd love to see your interpretation over on our Facebook Group, please pop on over when you get the chance.

OK, onto this month's challenge. As normal, for the first month in any Progressive Challenge, The theme is Anything Goes as long as you use an image from the shops of Rick St Dennis. Zibbet has the most choice with nearly 1300 items but if you want to use Etsy, feel free.
It's Team A's turn to play host and Oh My Goodness! Wow girls!!

Fiona Henderson
Palm Court Hat Lady

Bonnie Irvine
Garden Sprite Giggles
and Wonderland Elements Set One


on a page of an altered boardbook




I hope you go leave some bloggy love for the ladies. We need some too occasionally.

Mr Linky, as always gets his own tab up top. That way no-one has to go searching for him.
Take part in this episode and get the image for the next chapter absolutely free.
See you soon

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