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Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 2 of CDS Sneak Peeks ~ One of my stamps relase & win some Comment Candy!!!!!

Hello All!
Today is a very exciting day for me! I am pretty new at illustrating stamps, so each new release is a big event!
Today I am going to show you 3 peeks and give you a chance to win a little comment candy! (Candy is now closed)
The first peek was done with my illustration "Butterfly Bunny". It will be available for purchase on April 1st.
Read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win my new stamp!
(Candy is now closed)

Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge for better detail.

The second peek is from the "Bless My Bloomers" set illustrated by my friend Kim Teasdale.

For this card, I combined another of my design teams by using "The Paper Temptress's" beautiful papers.
Papers used are: Vista Mica Metallic, Fairway Mica Metallic, Neenah Solar White

The third card is from the "Bee Happy Charlie" set designed by my friend Laurie Wilson.
I have titled my card.... "Don't Whinny...Bee Happy!"  :)

All of these sets will be available @ Clear Dollar Stamps on April 1st.

You will want to check out all of the super talented DT's sneaks for this month. For a complete list of who is showing what stamps today, go visit Lori's blog.

(Sorry, the candy is now closed)
OK....What is the comment candy and how do you get a chance to win?
The candy is my brand new "Butterfly Bunny" stamp and all you have to do to win is leave a comment about one or all of the cards on this post. Easy cheesy!

I would love it if you would become a follower too (if you aren't already) but it is not necessary to win.
I will pick a name by random on Sunday, April 4th.

Thanks again for stopping by!
True :D

"Butterfly Bunny" Card Recipe:
CDS STAMPS USED: Butterfly Bunny
CS/PAPERS: Basic Grey's - "Lily Kate" stack. Bazzill Dots. Core'dinations
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black. Color Box- Olive, Lime and Rouge
ACCENTS/TOOLS: The Paper studio's Spare Parts brads, Offray Kiwi ribbon. Ranger Stickles in: Orange Peel, Yellow, Lime, and Cotton Candy. Prima flowers. Diamond Glaze. sewing machine with tan thread. Wizard and rectangle Nestabilities
COLORING: Prismacolor watercolor pencils
TECHNIQUES: stamping, watercolor pencils, sewing, 3D, tole'
"Don't Whinny Bee Happy!" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Charlie Bee Happy"
CS/PAPERS: Basic Grey's - "Origins" stack. Bazzill - smoothie green. The Paper Temptress's "Neenah Solar White
INK: Staz-On - Jet Black, Color Box's Olive and Lime cat's eyes
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Offray yellow ribbon, Ranger Industries Stickles glitter glue in - Black Diamond, Lime Green, and Stardust, sewing machine with yellow thread, foam tape, glue, Stampin' Up's Corner Rounder punch
COLORING: watercolors
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, water coloring, sewing, 3D, tole'
"Bless My Bloomers" Card Recipe:
STAMPS USED: Clear Dollar Stamps "Bless My Bloomers"
CS/PAPERS: The Paper Temptress's- Vista Mica Metallic, Fairway Mica Metallic, Neenah Solar White
INK: Memento - Tuxedo Black
COLORING: Copic markers # YG67, G21, Y11, E35, VR04, E08, R02, B23, B00, YR04, Y06, ACCENTS/TOOLS: Wizard, Lables and square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, and Swiss Dots embossing folder, ScorPal, piercing tool, Offray Nice and Narrow ribbon in Kiwi, All Sorts of Things brads in Blue and Yellow, double-sided foam tape, glue, sewing machine and green thread, Ranger Stickles in Yellow, Orange Peel, Waterfall and Stardust, Diamond Glaze
TECHNIQUES: Stamping, alcohol inking, sewing, tole', 3D, embossing
SPECIAL NOTES: I stepped it up by layering, and adding Stickles glitter glue and Diamond Glaze over the coloring


Katie said...

True, your stamp reminds me of Beatrix Potter illustrations, it's beautiful. Thankyou for the chance to win xxxx

Clare said...

Hi Trudy,
Your cards are awesome as always. It's great to see your design as a stamp - butterfly bunny is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win him (her?).
Clare x

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous set of cards True and as always your colouring of the images is perfection!
Butterfly Bunny is adorable :)

Carol x

Bobbi said...

All three cards are adorable and the bunny butterfly is so cute. Great job. TFS

Cassie said...

True, that bunny is absolutely adorable! Fantastic job on the design of her! Both of your other sneaks are awesome too. . .really puts me in the mood for spring ;D

Lorraine said...

hi all of these cards are beautiful i absolutely have fallen in love with the bunny how adorable and i think you have shown how beautiful they look teamed up with all of the pretty papers and embellies you have used.thankyou so much for the chance of winning this little beauty i would love to win so im keeping everything crossed
Lorraine xx

Claude said...

These cards are beautiful, I esp. love the bee one. Can't wait to see the recipe for it, I love those papers!
Thanks for the chance to win!
I'm already a follower, I love your work!

Julye said...

Oh I love that bunny ,she is so cute and cuddleble,the colours are perfect too. I have to admit it would be my top choice out of these 3 without a doubt followed by the daisies then charlie bee, and I'm not just saying that , the bunny is wonderful Thanks for sharing Julye

Leah the Orange said...

TRUE!! congrats on another release, girlfriend! the bunny is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! i love that he's a good size, too. the flower pot is VERY pretty, too, and i can see that one getting LOTS of attention and mileage!

so happy and excited for you! xo

K. Joy said...

Aww, the bunny's cute! Thanks for the chance to win! Great sneaks - my favorite is the flower pot card. Beautiful!!

craft_princess said...

Cute cards but I must say that the bunny image is truly my favorite! I used to raise them when I was little so they hold a special place in my heart! And your image is darling!!!


Teresa Jenkins said...

They are all cute, but that bunny card is down right adorable! Love your coloring.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful all of them! Your bunny is just so springy and pretty. Wonderful papers and stitching. Your flower pot looks AWESOME. Love the colors and a fun layout. charlie is totally cute..... I like the brown spots, how creative. Loving your sneaks girlie!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi True, what a gorgeous bunny. Your colouring is awesome and you always make using lots of layers look so easy (but it isn't). I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Denise x

Kay's Creative Corner said...

They are all so pretty!

Penni said...

What gorgeous cards and this stamp is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.


Mindy said...

I just love the cards (all of them). I love the creations you make :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

Chris said...

The three cards are so adorable. Your new image Butterfly Bunny is awesome!
Comment candy how wonderful, thank you for the chance to win!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness. These card are fabulous. I love that bunny, how sweet. Your Don't Winny card is so fun. TFS.

Anonymous said...

I saw your bunny card on SCS (for some reason some of your pics aren't coming up when I open your blog, says google error) and am so glad I did. It is just adorable and your coloring is to die for!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Hey there! Love the bunny! Very cute and cuddly!!! Fun to stamp with.

Awesome samples!!!


Beautiful Greetings said...

True your bunny is amazingly cute! Fantastic job and I am so happy for you and your success!

xxsquigglesxx said...

That first card is so adorable. I really love the bunny :)

The Stamper's Touch said...

Such gorgeous cards Trudy!! So much wonderful detail with the dimension! Yummy colors too! I love your bunny stamp!!!


Moni said...

Waw gorgeous stamp, love the bunny with the butterfly! Great colour combo, love the papers you have used! hugs, Moni

Cindy said...

Congrats, True! Ridiculously adorable bunny image and, of course, the expected beautiful cards samples!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Trudy - WOW! What amazing work you do! I can't wait to be a follower! Just beautiful coloring...my goal! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Aussie Loz said...

Hi True... that stamp of yours is gorgeous and I love the colours and glitter on your card!! Gorgeous... xx

Dana said...

First time to your blog and I'm blown away. Your talent is off the charts. IF only I could be half as talented. LOL Love your blog.

Andrea said...

All three cards are gorgeous - as ever - but my fave has got to be the one made using YOUR OWN image! Wow, the bunny is adorable, your colouring is beautiful, and the papers are gorgeous!
Love, Andrea xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Three really lovely cards! The Charlie Bee one is so funny - that image is a delight and your design elements on the floral card are very pretty but I love that bunny! He is sooooo cute! Lovely, Warmest wishes, Lesley

racinggrandma61 said...

You have done a great job on all of the cards. My fav is definately the bunny with the butterfly that one is soooooo adorable

Thea said...

I've been watching your blog thru Card Maker Magazine, and love what I see. To come even close to what you are able to create would be a dream come true! The Butterfly Bunny stamp is so cute, and the card is adorable...

Renee said...

Trudy Hi! new to your blog!! love these cards they are all fantastic, really love the bunny :D also love your choice of papers. I will be back :) thanks for sharing,
Hugs and Blessings, Renee

Cheryl said...

All the cards are lovely but the one using your own image is ADORABLE. This image is so stinkin' cute. I love it.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

The butterfly bunny is adorable. Too bad the ones eating out my garden aren't nearly as cute!

Katie Renz said...

Great job True on all the cards. Your rabbit is so very cute though.

Lisa Lara said...

Your bunny image is fantastic Trudy. I am so happy to see you illustrating for CDS. All these cards are amazing. I always leave the insides of my cards blank. Yours are as beautiful on the insides as the outside. I love the colors on the flowers and the sparkle you put on them. I have this image to play with this month, I am excited to use it.

domire said...

beautiful cards (expecially i like 2) and nice bunny!

Jill said...

Fantastic cards and congrats on designing your own now! I'm an instant customer! I'd love to buy the bunny stamp!

paperscissors said...

all the cards are lovely but i must say "new to illustrating stamps"...someone took a crash course and graduated top of the class!!! i am very impressed with the eye of the bunny. congrats!

Jenny L. said...

Charlie has always been a favorite, but I love this bunny! He looks so sweet, innocent, and Springy! Thanks for sharing your creations

Jenny L.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

The all are beautiful but my fav is "Bless My Bloomers". The colors just pop off the card and what a great job on the flowers.

Zuila said...

all the cards are lovely and this stamp is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherie said...

Oh!! I just love your bunny stamp. Thanks for a chance to win it.
Love Cherie

Courtney said...

What BEAUTIFUL cards! Your talent is truly works of art!!!

MoMo sprnany said...

You are as always, perfection! I adore that little bunny, he's to cute for words! Thank You for the chance to win him!

Rufus said...

True, all of your cards are gorgeous, they always are. But I really do like that butterfly bunny and would love to win him! Keeping my fingers crossed,

debb said...

All the cards are amazing! I love the bunny - what a beautiful card and stamp! You go girl!

Kathy said...

I love all the cards. Thank you for the opportunity to win the sweet bunny and butterfly stamp.

Shawne said...

OMG! I don't even have to tell you how much I love those cards, you ROCKED those jeans! She looks so cute and sassy and your bunny is absolutely the sweetest thing I love it, the look on it's face is precious! Beautiful! xx

iluvmybugs said...

All three cards are just beautiful True...my favorite is the bunny...love the color comb!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!


Elaine A said...

Hi Trudy -

These cards are just beautiful. You really have a way of bringing the images to life. I think you little bunny is just so darn sweet!

Elaine Allen