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Monday, August 18, 2014

TTPH DT: Crafty Sentiments Inspiration

Hello Everyone!

Just showing a little card that I made for TTPH with a Crafty Sentiments digi called Tess Summer Fun

Thank you so much Crafty Sentiments for sponsoring our DT this week. 

This week we are working with an inspiration that you'll see as you scroll down. 

 I colored her with Copic markers, 
used a banner spellbinder's die and a die from My Creative Time. 

Down below is the inspiration photo. I tried to pick up some of the colors from the feathers.
Furthermore, on the inspiration is my lovely crafty friend BreAnn McFarland who was
diagnosed with a rare and serious illness called Pulmonary Hypertension as a child and
needed to have a lung transplant. The color Periwinkle is the official color of 
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness but varying purples are often used.
The phrase "Just Breathe" is one of the sentiments I like to use for her cards or cards inspired by her. 

Make sure to stop by 
Through The Purple Haze Challenges blog to enter your card/s using this inspiration photo. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess



I will be entering my card at:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Xzavier Luigi Style

Hello My Crafty Peeps!

Just coming in for a few minutes since I have house work to do... you all know how fun that is.

Well tomorrow is my son Xzavier's 5th birthday. He loves Luigi and he loves the color green. He is will be starting kindergarden soon and he is just so excited about everything. :D

I made him a card using:
  A Journey  rubber stamp set and Fairy Princess clear stamp set from The Greeting Farm

The step card is from the silhouette store, the grass is from My Creative Time  and the rest I created myself with the Silhouette D.E.

Here is my card:
As you can see this card was totally inspired by Mario Bros. Luigi character. LOL  
I colored my images with Copic markers. I didn't have any other little boy TGF stamps
with overalls so I kind of made them into overalls by drawing a line near the chest and coloring it blue. 
I created a little Green Toad by cutting a toadstool and cutting up a fairy. 

I know my son is going to love it! Well I'm hoping anyway. He has been counting down the days for his birthday to come... OMG all he does is count numbers all day and math problems all day. He drives me insane sometimes he has a thing for numbers but I still love him. 
Anyway, I hope you all liked my little birthday card too. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess


Will be entering my card at:

http://thegreetingfarm.com/blog/?p=1881
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Monday, August 4, 2014

TTPH DT: Sweet Summer with SSD Smurfette

Hello Everyone!

Hope everything is great.

Today I'm worked on a card from Sassy Studio Designs the digi name is Smurfette.

Thank you Sassy Studio Designs 
for sponsoring us this week at TTPH :) 

 I colored her up with Copic markers only and the background was drawn freehand 
with my Copic multiliner. I made the flowers myself using a spellbinder's die.


Hope you like it. 
Make sure to enter your cards at

Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Entering my card at:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christmas in July: TGF

Hello there Crafty Peeps,

Just stopping by to show off a quick (well not so quick initially) card I made. I colored this image a while back but just not made it into a card. I hope you like it. It's a Rubber Stamp that I actually have two of. LOL How did that happen I'm thinking I need to sell one or give one away... I'm 50%/50% on both ideas.

I used Holiday Anya just click on the link (but currently it's out of stock)


I used Spectrum Noir to color her and the background.
I cut that poinsettia with my Cricut a long time ago I just added Studio G glitter glue for the center 
to finish it off. The Merry Christmas greeting is from a clear stamp that I don't have the packaging.

I hope you liked my little card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

I'm entering my card at: 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JIC DT: TPS Ballerina

Hello Everyone,

I'm back with a short little note card for this weeks Challenge at Just Inspirational Challenge's Hobby and Sports week.

This image is from The Paper Shelter and it's called The Lovely Ballerina. The desinger paper comes with the digi. :)

 I colored her up with my Prismacolor pencils
I didnt add a sentiment but I will when I'm ready to give it out. 

Thanks for looking.


Katya Bess

Monday, July 28, 2014

TTPH DT: Japanese Oiran in Kimono

Hello Everyone!

I been finally doing summer activities with my family and unfortunately it has put some of my crafting to the back burner LOL but no worries I'm still trying to do a bit here and there... hopefully when my kids' summer vacation is over I get a little more time to do crafty stuff if homework doesn't suck up my time. :P


Okay so I was asked to make a card with an Aurora Wings image and of course I said YES because I love her drawings/paintings they are just gorgeous detailed works of art. So when I received the image I was like whoa whoa whoa that's a lot of work to color. LOL Either way coloring puts me at ease and it's quite relaxing the only thing is what colors to choose to give it the look it deserves.... Another thing is I know I didn't give it justice. I will have to make another card with this image again in totally different colors... well I might keep the peonies the same color lol. OH YEA so... well... what happen was.... I thought those purple flowers were AFRICAN LILIES lol they are so not that! They are actually SPIDER LILIES... whoops. I should have looked at the name of the image first right?

Well here you go... I'm showcasing Japanese Oiran in Kimono Spider Lily) (just click the link and it'll take you right to Aurora Wings Etsy shop.)


This is a 6x6 card and I printed two of these images on a 8.5x11 Spectrum Noir Premium cardstock. Oh yea on the Landscape side so I can make sure the height would fit a 6x6 card and be able to be matted. So it's 5x 5 3/4. As minimal decoration I wanted the side panels to be gold.
I left most of her face white so it looks like white makeup then I use a tiny bit of C3 for the darker areas then used C1 for the lighter areas then went in with "0" the Colorless Blender to make it lighter since I don't have anything lighter than C1 in those tones. Then I added some pink/reddish make up and of course colored the lips red trying to be very careful not to go into the white areas.
Probably the easier parts to color were the peonies and were my favorites to colors :)


I colored my entire image with Copic markers. I chose lucky red for the Kimono... it's just the color that first came to mind and I'm even sure if the flowers match it but oh well I had fun coloring. :P
The red cardstock base is from Recollections and the Gold cardstock is from DCWV Metallic Premium Stack. Hope you like my card and hope you are inspired to color one or many of Mizi's beautiful images.  

Thank you so much Mitzi for providing our DT with your beautiful creations. 

Thank you everyone for stopping by.
Katya Bess


Entering my card at:
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-224-flower-power.html
Flower Power

http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/new-challenge-anything-goes.html
Anything goes

http://craftingattheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-4.html
Anything Goes

http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/2014/07/week-182-anything-goes.html
Less is more

http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-67.html
Anything Goes

Monday, July 21, 2014

TTPH DT: Theme Distressed

Hi Everyone!

Hope hopefully you all had a great weekend! I didn't do much this weekend but I did get a date night when the hubby- and I had loads of fun. :)

Okay so This is my very first project as DT member at http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.com/ I saw an announcement on Facebook that they needed some design team members and decided to give it a shot at least for now. So far I have seen that the ladies are so much fun and all so very supportive.

Delicious Doodles is the sponsor this week and I'm using the image Blossoms (just click on the link and it'll take you right to the shop.)
Thank you so much Teri Sherman for sponsoring our DT group your images are beautiful. 

 I colored my image with Copic markers and some areas with my Sakura Pigma Sensei pens.
I tore the edges for (distressing) then I used Distress Inks.

 I fussy cut extra blossoms and butterflies then embossed them with my stylus to get the 3D effect on the card.

I hope you liked my card. 
I also made my first card share on YouTube
there you can see the card in better detail. 

by the way there are several challenges going on at 
for the blog's birthday. Make sure to check those out as well. 
Thanks for stopping by,

Katya Bess

I entered my card at:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

JIC DT: Shabby with SSD

Hello my crafty peeps!

IDK why it feels like I haven't been creating anything... but I have behind the scenes. I guess it doesn't feel I made anything unless it's complete and in the blog world...

Okay this week I worked on a card for http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ using an image which was graciously sponsored by http://buysassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com/. I'm not sure of the image name but it might be Sassy French Honey.

I really tried to do "Shabby"- It's not something I typically do and even though I googled shabby I still had a hard coming up with something that looks as nice as everyone else's with this theme BUT here you go:


I used papers from KaiserCraft 6 1/2 paper pad it's called True Romance. 
I colored my SSD image with Copic markers. When I was done I didn't like that my image didn't 
match the flowers very well so I sort of tweaked the roses on papers to make 
them match a little with the image. The roses were much prettier before but at least it matches. LOL
I distressed the edges with scissors a little on the pink paper to make it a little more shabby.

 Fussy cut some of the images to add to the front and inside of the card. 


I hope you can enter in this week's Shabby theme.
Sassy Studio Designs and Zuri Vice President Jr are this week's sponsors. 

Thank you for visiting. 

Katya Bess

I'm entering this card at:


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cheeky You Twinkle

Hi Everyone!

Just doing a little fun post. I had colored this image maybe about a week ago or two... I don't remember but I just put it into a card over the weekend. Some of you got to view her during my very first YouTube video. I really was just supposed to show my markers and how I store them then at the end I showed off a few of my colorings to show that I do actually use my markers... heeehee
Here's the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj6UcOdwd1k

I'm using http://thegreetingfarm.com/shop/cheeky-fairy-digi.html At the moment it's only available in digi but either way I love her! 

 I used acrylic paints for the sky and I used water color pencils for the rainbow.
I stamped this little sentiment from The Greeting Farm 
then I went over it with Copic Atyou Spica pens.
 it's called Because of You rubbet stamp set but I couldn't find it on the website to link it to you. 
I hope you liked my little card. 


Thank you for visiting.

Katya Bess

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

JIC DT: ZVP Glitter and Sparkle

Hi Everyone!

Welcome :) This week I worked on a card for Just Inspirational Challenges- 
The theme this week is: Glitter and Sparkle

Today I used Manga Style Little Mermaid from ZuriVicePresidentJr's Etsy Shop
(click on the links and it will take you to look around and purchase if you'd like)

I used bright colors for this image- for some reason these images
inspire me to use very bright/vivid colors.

I had been making lots of 6x6 cards but for this card and my last card I decided to
make an A2 sized cards- for easy mailing :)

 I used Copic Copic to color my mermaid. Copic Spica Atyou were used on the hair and the fins.
I used Stickles Glitter Glue on the tail
and I used Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll on the Banner and waves.

This is the Inspiration Photo from Just Inspirational Challenges. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Katya Bess



Places I entered my card at: