Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge #167; The Stamping Boutique #25; Skipping Stones Design #113; Crafty Sentiments;

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

One Stop Craft challenge #167 was to use either faux or real stitching. I stitched baker's twine on the middle of the three big felt hearts.

The Stamping Boutique's challenge #25  wanted us to make Valentine's creations.

Skipping Stones Design challenge #113 provided the sketch I used on my card. I flipped the sketch like DT members Karen and Wendy P. did.

Crafty Sentiments wanted us to use punches or dies. I used circle nestabilities dies.


Here's my card:


Supplies used:
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; unknown red
patterned paper: Scenic Route- Surprise rainbow road
stamps: Stampin' Up!- Always; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Tim Holtz distress ink in Fired Brick
accessories: red felt; circle nestabilities; The Twinery blossom twine


Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Paper Sundaes; Sentimental Sundays; The Crafter's Cafe; OCL; allsorts

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes challenge #105 called for Valentine's creations.

Sentimental Sundays challenge #87 called for dry embossing. I used an embossing folder.

The Crafter's Cafe called for a clean and simple creation. I hope my card qualifies as CAS because of the clean uncluttered design and lots of white space. If not, feel free to remove my link!

Our Craft Lounge wanted us to use felt or fabric hearts. I hand cut hearts out of pink felt.

Allsorts challenge was to use one or more hearts. I used three felt hearts, plus the background behind the envelope is embossed with a hearts embossing folder.


Here's the card:


supplies:
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Fine Linen; white
patterned paper: retired Stampin' Up!; Scenic Route- Surprise rainbow road
stamps: Stampin' Up!- Always (red sprigs); Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: VersaMagic- Red Brick
accessories: labels 1 nestabilities; hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder; McGill mini-envelopes punch; Fiskars corner rounder punch; pink felt

Thanks for looking!
Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pixie Dust Studio's challenge was to use an animal on our projects. This is my second entry.

Sweet Stampin's challenge was also to use animals.

Here's my card:



It's 5" x 5 1/2"
Isn't this stamp absolutely adorable? It's free! Check out the supplies list at the bottom of the post for info on where to get it. You can get it black and white or just the black outline so you can layer it on to other things. I downloaded the black outline and layered it onto a digi paper I had won on a challenge some weeks back. Check the supplies list at the bottom of the post for info on where I got the digi paper!



supplies:
stamps: cat and dog stamp from a website that offers free digi stamps. I downloaded the one that has a transparent background so I could layer it on digital papers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages set.
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: W00, W5, W7, W9, E0000, E23, E25, YG01, YG23, G000, R30, R35
card stock: Papertrey Ink- kraft; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs- Celebrate; scene digital paper I won on a Crafts 4 Eternity challenge
accessories: The Twinery- maraschino twine; Tim Holtz distressing tool

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crafts 4 Eternity R #56; Totally Gorjuss #116; Stamp, Scrap & Doodle

Hi all!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity R#56 was to make a clean and simple card. (second entry for this challenge!)

Totally Gorjuss also had a clean and simple challenge for their challenge #116.

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle's challenge was an anything goes.

Here's my cards:






Yes, 5 of them! Remember the baby card I made this week? A clean and simple one made with stickers and a stamped sentiment? Well, I went ahead and decided to not put the stickers away and just finish them up! And now I'm stocked up on baby cards, lol. These are so easy to make and they turned out so, so cute. I added doodling with a Copic multiliner so the card didn't look so empty. 

Supplies used:

stamp: Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white
accessories: Copic black multiliner 0.5; Basic Grey- Urban Prairie rub-ons (the "precious" sentiment on one of the cards"; Darice Finishing Accents 3-D Paper Embellishments- baby; glittery frame stickers from stash

Thanks for looking!

Stamptacular Sunday; Sketch Saturday; Anyone for Anya; Pile It On

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday's challenge #149 was to use either diamonds or pearls. I chose to use diamonds (rhinestones) because they are my absolute favorite embellishment, not to mention my favorite precious stone in real life as well! If I could afford it I'd probably have a jewel box full of beautiful earrings and tennis bracelets.

Sketch Saturday's sketch for week #192 gave me the sketch used on this card.

Anyone for Anya's challenge was a recipe challenge. We were to use three different papers, two different embellishments and one image. I used an XO print, a light blue with tiny flowers print and a striped red print for my choice of 3 papers. For my two embellishments, I chose to use rhinestones and dew drops. For my image I used Tulip Monkey by CC Designs.

Pile It On's challenge #5 was to make a "just because" project.

Here's my card:


Close-up shot of the rhinestones/diamonds :) 


Supplies used: 
card stock: Stampin' Up! pale green; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: Scenic Route- Surprise; Fancy Pants Designs- Celebrate; retired Stampin' Up! (says copyright 2007) 
stamps: C.C. Designs- Tulip Monkey; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: W9, E21, E25, R17, Y11, YG11
accessories: nestabilities labels 1; round clear rhinestones; Robin's Nest Dew Drops- daffodil

Thanks for looking!

I won a Stamptacular Sunday challenge!

Woohoo, I was the winner of Stamptacular Sunday's challenge #148!

I'd like to say a huge THANK YOU to the peeps over there. Already sent an e-mail with my addy.

Check out their blog. They host challenges every Sunday. This week's challenge is to use diamonds or pearls! And if you post what's your choice between diamonds and pearls on your blog post when it's time to blog your card, they'll enter you twice in the drawing. They have three prizes donated by Scrapper's Delight, so be sure to play!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cas-ual Fridays

Hi there!

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

Cas-ual Friday's CFC37 gave us a sketch to play with.

Here's the card:


This is a card request from a member at SCS for her nephew.

supplies:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; communique curves sentiments by Urban Design
ink: VersaMagic- Aegean Blue
card stock: blue Stampin' Up!; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: Stampin' Up! Patterns Pack II
accessories: nested pennants nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Jellypark challenges; Prairie Fairy Fridays; Crafting for all seasons; Dutch Dare Card Challenges

Hi all!

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Jellypark challenges had a winter wonderland theme.

Prairie Fairy Friday's challenge #71 was an anything but a card challenge.

Crafting for all Seasons hosted challenge 19, a color challenge of blue and white. My page is mostly blue and white.

Dutch Dare Card Challenges hosted challenge #149 which was to use buttons. I used three buttons threaded with twine on the top left corner of where the photo goes. This is my second entry for that challenge.

Here's my page:



Supplies:
stamp: unknown snowy house stamp
ink: black
Copic colors: 0, C00, E27, G000, B0000, B00, B39, BG0000, Y0000, Y00, Y11, G99, YG09, YG67
paper: the base 8x8" paper is Stemma- frosty winter; the other patterned papers are from winter-themed kits
card stock: unknown dark blue; Georgia Pacific white
accessories: snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder; The Twinery denim twine; Dress it Up- tiny snowflakes buttons; blue button from stash

Thanks for looking!

Pixie Dust Studio; Divas by design; Dutch Dare Card Challenges; Charisma Cardz; Card Crafter's Circle

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Pixie Dust Studio's challenge was to use an animal somewhere on our project. I used a really cute stamp I won recently made by The Pixie Cottage.

Divas by design's challenge 19 provided the sketch for my card.

Dutch Dare Card's challenge #148 was to use buttons.

Charisma Cardz challenge #3 was "pretty in pink". I suppose this meant use lots of pink, which I did.

Card Crafter's Circle challenge #7 was a friendship challenge. I used a sentiment by an SU! set which says "your friendship is like a song of spring". This is my second entry for this challenge.

Here's the card:




Supplies used:
stamps: The Pixie Cottage- Buff the Bunny and little chick; Stampin' Up! sentiment from set (I think it's called song of spring)
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: RV000, RV00, R20, W1, E42, E43, E44, Y13, Y15, Y17
patterned paper: Making Memories- Sabrina collection
card stock: Stampin' Up!- pink pirouette; Papertrey Ink- True Black; Neenah solar white 80#
accessories: hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder; Dress it Up- Gift of Love heart buttons; square button from stash; The Twinery twine in blossom color; diamond Stickles

Thanks for looking!

Crafts 4 Eternity R #56

Hi all! I am entering the following card into Craft 4 Eternity's R #56 challenge which is clean and simple cards.

Here's my card:


This was such a quick and easy card. I used VERY OLD stickers from stash to whip it up. The sentiment was stamped and the black doodling was done with a Copic multiliner.

Supplies used:
card stock: Georgia Pacific white
stamp: Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
acessories: hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder; Scrappy Cat flower sticker; Darice Finishing Accents 3-D paper embellishment (baby); pink frame sticker from stash; Copic multiliner 0.5; labels 1 nestabilities (to make the tab where I stamped the embellishment on)

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

DYSU; PaperPlay; Tuesday Morning Sketches; Cute Card Thursday; My Mum's Craft Shop; Card Crafter's Circle

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up's challenge #56 was to use ribbons.

 PaperPlay's challenge this week was to use lace.

Tuesday Morning Sketches provided the sketch for this card. I turned it into a square 5.25" x 5.25" card instead of a rectangle, though.

 Cute Card Thursday's challenge #201 was to use gems/rhinestones.

 My Mum's Craft Shop's challenge 41 was to use flowers.

Card Crafter's Circle's challenge #7 had a "feel good with a friend" theme. I decided to stamp a "friend" sentiment a few times on the image panel.

Here's my card:

A few close-up shots:





stamps: Magnolia Tilda; Papertrey Ink's Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic chalk ink in Wheat
Copic colors: (listed from lightest shade used to darkest in each category) B0000 for wings; R43, R22 for socks; E34, E35 for boots; E93 for pants; E81, G40 YG61 for shirt; E35, E37, E27 for hair; 0, E43, R22 for hat; E0000, E30, E00 for skin
paper: Colorbok pink glitter paper
card stock: white; Papertrey Ink in Fine Linen and Kraft
accessories: petticoat fabric; white and cream lace; My Moments- peach paper roses; diamond Stickles; sponge; My Mind's Eye Lush rhinestones in green; pale green Flower Soft; pale green grosgrain ribbon; Tim Holtz distressing tool

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Delightful Challenges; The Pixie Cottage #105

Hi all!

I am entering my project into the following challenges:

Delightful Challenges had an anything but a card challenge.

The Pixie Cottage's challenge #105 had a sketch or love and kisses theme. I went with the love and kisses theme. This will be a Valentine's treat bag. That's why the dog has red colored spots, to represent the day of love.

Here's my project:


A close-up of the image and heart-embossed background:


You know, I really should get some sort of white paint to add the reflections on the eyes. I accidentally colored over the white part left on the stamped image. 

Supplies used:
stamp: unknown
ink: black
Copic colors: 0, RV000, RV32, RV34, YG17, YG25, R29, Y15, E31, E55, E57
paper: Stampin' Up! red card stock and neutral shade card stock from multi pack; Georgia Pacific white
accessories: clear plastic bag; hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder; heart cricut cutout

Thanks for looking!

TGFFF16, Repeat Impressions J2512

Hi all!

I am entering this card to the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm's Friday Spy Day #16 showed us a card to case. We were to use some element from the card. I colored my Ian with the colors used on the card's image, used a paper with lines and also added bunting to the panel the image is on. This is a short stretch of imitation, but I also left a bit of white when cutting around the image just like the creator of the card we CASEd did. I tend to cut my images right on the line.

Repeat Impressions' sketch challenge J2512 provided the sketch.

Here's the card:


I know, the shirt looks orange but it's actually red. Doesn't show up well on the pic. I used Copics R24 and R29 on the long sleeved shirt. This one's for a card for my stash. No recipient in mind yet.

Supplies:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: BG72, BG75, BG78, R24, R29, Y15, E30, E31, E37, E55, T0
card stock: Stampin' Up! red and blue; Neenah solar white 80#
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Design- Beach Bum collection
accessories: nested pennants nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Creative Inspirations #147; The Poodles Parlour; DYSU #55

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations #147 is an anything goes challenge.

The Poodles Parlour wanted us to make a valentine's/ love theme project. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Do You Stack Up #55 challenged us to use patterned paper. This is my third entry for this challenge.
I used two different patterned papers on this card.

Here's my card:


I used alphabet stickers but colored them over with Copic markers because the shade of red was way too bright. This helped tone them down a little. 

A close-up shot of the key. It has a small round sticker with a heart and several red rhinestones. I colored it with a Copic marker. 

The stickers on the card have been sitting in my stash an eternity. They were valentine's themed stickers. I am glad I used them finally. The package hadn't even been opened until today.


supplies:
stamp: Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: R27, R29, R39
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Stampin' Up!- Pink Pirouette
pattern paper: unknown paper with writing; the glittery paper is from a Die Cuts With a View matstack
accessories: My Mind's Eye- Lush red rhinestones; chipboard heart and key; K & Company- Lots of Love pillow stickers; Stickopotamus red alphabet stickers; pennant nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Puppy Valentine

Ok, the challenge list was too long to enter them all on the title. Here's the challenges I'm entering this card to:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge week #185 wanted to see us use our crafty bargains and as with all their challenges use a Penny Black image. I know for a fact the image I used is by Penny Black, I just don't know the particular name of the stamp. The crafty bargain I am featuring is twine. I got the sample bundle for the black Friday sales at 25% off. So, so glad I did. It's now my second most favorite embellishment.

Do You Stack Up challenge #55 wanted us to use patterned paper. I used patterned paper on the glittery rose and on the main circle behind the doggy image. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Dream Valley challenge #24 wanted us to feature an animal. The sweet Penny Black dog is the star of my card.

Wags 'n Whiskers stamps challenge 71 asked us to create a Valentine's/Love card.

CardPatterns sketch #149 provided me with the sketch for the main part of the card. I adhered to the sketch and made a mini card and then adhered that on an A2 card base because leaving it tiny like that was too out of my comfort zone, lol. Besides, that part was so heavy that I didn't think it would've held up on what I wanted to turn it into, which was an easel card.

The Poodles Parlour has a Valentine/Love theme as a challenge.

Cupcake Craft Challenges #176 has an "all you need is love" theme. I chose to interpret this the easy way- making a valentine's card and adding a "love" sentiment.

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle's challenge is "have a heart". They wanted to see hearts in our creations. I have a painted chipboard heart behind the doggie and the designer paper behind him is full of hearts.

Here's my card:


This part is where I went to town with the sketch I used:


A close-up of where all the action is going on. I threaded three different colored twines through the dainty dots Die-namics cut-out. I made a little bow with the leftovers from that and adhered on top of the paper flower. The doggie was colored with Copics and mounted on mounting tape. That's how I was able to tuck the painted chipboard heart behind him.


Here's my inspiration for coloring the doggie:

This is Sophi, one of my baby girls. She's sleeping like an angel while I'm up crafting. At least she's not up to mischief. She likes to steal my supplies while I'm not looking. Her favorite thing to steal has always been ribbon, but lately she's been stealing the twine. As a result, several of my colors are a tangled mess. 
At least she doesn't destroy anything. She just does it for fun, I think. 

Here's the supplies I used:
stamps: Penny Black dog with rose image from stash; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: YR30, Y32, YG17, RV23, RV25
card stock: Papertrey Ink- True Black and Pure Poppy; Georgia Pacific white; Stampin' Up!- Pink Pirouette 
patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View - glittered The Sweet Stack; unknown hearts paper from stash
accessories: scallop circle and circle nestabilities; My Favorite Things- dainty dots and rolled roses Die-Namics; Fiskars scallop edge punch; chipboard heart; white acrylic paint; pink, red and black rhinestones; Tim Holtz paper distressing tool (for black circle layer); mounting tape (behind stamped image); The Twinery twine in blossom, maraschino and pink sorbet

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 23, 2012

BasicGrey #61; Stamptacular Sunday #148; DYSU #55; Colour Create #88; Paper Sundaes #104

Hi all!

 I am entering my card into the following challenges:

MFTWSC55 provided the sketch but we're to upload the card to splitcoaststamper's gallery to enter that challenge, so this doesn't count as one of the challenges I'm combining on the card.

BasicGrey's challenge #61 was to incorporate our favorite things on our project. Mine are rhinestones (use them on pretty much everything!) and twine. Also, as with all their challenges, we're to use at least one Basic Grey product. I used patterned papers from the Oddball and Sultry collections. And speaking of patterned paper,

Do You Stack Up's challenge #55 was to use patterned paper. As mentioned above, I used patterned paper from 2 different Basic Grey collections for a total of 4 different patterns!

Stamptacular Sunday's challenge #148 was to use spots. The panel on the left right behind the image is a patterned paper with white and brown spots.

Colour Create's challenge #88 was to use the colors pink and green on our cards.

Paper Sundaes asked us to do paper piecing on their challenge #104. I paper pieced the little Pure Innocence girl's dress.

Here's my card:


Close-up of the paper pieced dress and the twine and rhinestone at the bottom of the image:


supplies used:
stamp: My Favorite Things "You're so Tweet" set
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: E000, E00, E27, E57, R85, YG23
card stock: Georgia Pacific white and Papertrey Ink in Dark Chocolate
patterned paper: Sultry and Oddball collections by Basic Grey
accessories: pale green adhesive rhinestones; The Twinery twine in Cappuccino; prima flowers from stash

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

J1112; Dream Valley #24; Sweet Stampin'; Sentimental Sundays #86; Crafty Sentiments; Purple Frog; Pile it on #4

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Repeat Impression's Sketch Challenge J1112 provided me with the sketch for this card.

Dream Valley's challenge #24 was to incorporate animals. I used a bird stamped image.

Sweet Stampin's challenge was a white on white challenge. We were allowed to color the images and the embellishments used had to be mostly white.

Sentimental Sundays had challenge #86 for us in which we were to use die-cuts, plus as with all their challenges incorporate a sentiment. I stamped a PTI sentiment on a ribbon slider die-cut which was from a cuttlebug die. I also used the following dies along with my Big Shot: scallop circle nestabilities, circle nestabilities and the double scallop border Die-namics die by MFT.

Crafty Sentiments had an anything goes challenge.

Purple Frog also had an anything goes challenge.

Pile It On's challenge #4 was to use lace. I threaded some baker's twine through white lace trim. I'll post a close-up pic a bit farther down this post. Also, as with all their challenges, you're to combine this challenge with at least one other challenge from somewhere else.

Here's my card:

Here's a close-up of the details on the bottom: I threaded Maraschino twine through the white lace trim and then threaded that through a white card stock ribbon slider that I cut out of a die that came with an old cuttlebug. I added a bit of detail with diamond stickles on the sentiment area, and also to the bottom part of the Die-namics die cut. 



I had the hardest time coloring this image because it was stamped on Stampin' Up! whisper white and let me tell you, the Copic markers DO NOT like it! I take it it's because their card stock has a clay coating. The Copic squeaked throughout and the blending was not cooperating. Still, I did the best I could with the coloring. 

supplies used:

card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Stampin' Up! whisper white

stamps: Stampin' Up!-Cardinal Christmas; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages

ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black

Copic colors: B0000, B00, R14, R17, YR07, YR68, E43, YG91, G85, T7, T9 and black BS multiliner to outline the scalloped circle so it would show up a bit better

accessories: d'vine swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder; textile Cuttlebug embossing folder; circle nestabilities; scallop circle nestabilities; My Favorite Things double scallop border Die-namics; maraschino twine by The Twinery; white lace trim; diamond stickles; ribbon slider die that came with an old cuttlebug; fabric flower with rhinestone center from stash

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday #68

Hi all!

This is my second entry for the sketch challenge, challenge #68, over at Top Tip Tuesday's blog.

Heres's the card:


Another super quick and easy card! These images are ALL stickers, even the sentiment. I am ecstatic about using these up instead of throwing them away. I'll be using this sketch a lot to make similar cards which will help me use up my huge sticker stash. I also got to use a piece of bright orange scrap card stock which I was thinking of throwing away because it was too garish, but it worked great as a barely there layer and also matched the bright and cheerful sticker flowers.

Here's the supplies:
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Colorbok textured orange
accessories: swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; diamond stickles; Leisure Arts- App Alpha pink (the alphabet stickers I used to make the "hello" sentiment); Scrappy Cat- Retro Bloom and Glamour Gal flower stickers

Thanks for looking!

Stampin with the Dragon #2; Card Crafter's Circle #6; Charisma Cardz #2

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stampin with the Dragon's challenge #2 is an anything goes.

Card Crafter's Circle's challenge #6 is to use a bear. I used a cute imaginisce bear stamp. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Charisma Cardz challenged us to go clean and simple. I hope this card is simple enough. This is my third entry for this challenge.

Here's my card:


This is a just because card for my neighbor's grandchild. She's 7 and a total sweetheart who carries around a teddy bear. I don't have teddy bear images, but this little guy looks cute enough. 

supplies used:
stamps: Imaginisce- Bear from Happy Camper collection; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: E55, E57, multiliner 0.3 to draw in the little butterflies that are flying around the flowers
card stock: Papertrey Ink- kraft; Georgia Pacific white; unknown blue paper
patterned paper: unknown from scrap pile
accessories: circle nestabilities; mounting tape; Scrappy Cat- Fab Florals stickers; The Twinery twine in Cappuccino; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Top Tip Tuesday #68; Charisma Cardz #2; Card Makin Mamas

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday's challenge #68 gave us two sketches to play with. I went with the clean and simple one.

Charisma Cardz's challenge #2 is to make a clean and simple project. This is me second entry for that challenge.

Card Makin Mamas challenged us to use something old. These flower Scrappy Cat stickers have been in my stash FOREVER. I hadn't touched them and they must be over a year old.


Here's the stickle detail on the card:

And here's the actual card:




This was a very quick and easy card. I was so happy to have used up some of my very old stash. 

supplies used:

stamps: Urban Design- communique curves sentiment
ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; unknown blue paper
accessories: diamond Stickles; Scrappy Cat- Fab Florals stickers; Copic multiliner 0.3

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 20, 2012

ICS147; Crafty Catz #116; Charisma Cardz #2; Card Crafters Circle #6

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Inspirational Card Sketches #147 provided the sketch for my card.

Crafty Catz challenge #116 was to incorporate at least one button and one bow. My twine bow is laced in the heart button at the lower right corner of the center pink frame.

Charisma Cardz wanted us to go clean and simple for their challenge #2.

Card Crafter's Circle challenged us to use bears in our creations for their challenge #6.

Here's my card:

I added stickles to the center of the flower row. I used the swiss dots embossing folder but mounted the embossed card stock backwards so that the back of the embossing is what shows. 


Here's a close-up of the focal point with the heart button and twine bow:


Supplies used:
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; unknown pink and yellow card stock
accessories: Dress it Up- Gift of Love button; The Twinery twine in blossom color; swiss dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; bear and pink frame are stickers from stash (unknown brand); unknown EK Success edger punch

Thanks for looking!

Alota's Heart challenge #75 ; Creative Card Crew #2; Crafty Creations Challenges #153

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Alota's Heart Challenge #75 asked us to use hearts in our creations. Apart from embossing the red piece of card stock with a hearts embossing folder, I added a two heart rhinestones.

Creative Card Crew's challenge #2 asked to see lots of red on our cards.

Crafty Creations Challenges wanted to see a Valentine themed creation on their challenge #15. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Here's my card:


Aren't they sweet? They're about to kiss each other. 
I added faux stitching with a black multiliner on the white panel because it looked a bit too blah. 

Supplies: 
stamps: unknown from stash
ink: black
Copic colors: 
girl: skin- E000, R00 and lightened with E0000; clothes- R24, R27, R29, E31, E42; hair-E33, E35, E39
boy: hair- Y15, Y18, Y19; skin- E0000, E000; clothes- R37, R39 for vest; E31, E42 for pants
used W0 to add barely-there shadows to their white clothes
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy
accessories: hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder; sticker from stash; K& Company-Sweet Talk adhesive gems; Copic black multiliner in 0.03 for faux stitching around the white panel

Thanks for looking!

I won a crafts 4 eternity challenge!

Woohoo! I was one of the winners for R#54! Thanks so much.

Check out their blog. Crafts 4 eternity have challenges every Friday, which feature recipes. Last week it was a color recipe, while this week's challenge is to use office supplies as embellishments. Great way to add in staples, paper clips, etc!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CCCB92; CCCW153; Aud Sentiments 46; Creative Inspirations 146; TPE131; SOS35

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

City Crafter Blog's challenge #92 was to make a card but also decorate the inside. Please scroll down to see pics of the inside and outside of my card.

Crafty Creations challenge #153 was to create a valentine's themed project. I made a Valentine's day card.

Aud Sentiments blog's challenge #46 asked us to use the word "love" somewhere in our creations. The stamped image has "loves me" and "loves me not" next to some petals, and I also hand wrote "love you" at the bottom right corner of the image panel.

Creative Inspiration's challenge #146 challenged us to use only our favorite color plus white. I went with a pink and white card.

The Pink Elephant's challenge #131 was also a challenge in which we were to use our favorite colors. You can probably tell I chose pink as my favorite color. What girl can resist it, eh?

Shopping Our Stash Weekly's challenge #35 was to use a border punch. I used a Fiskars scallop edge punch on the white layer behind the main image panel.


 Here's my card:

I inked the image panel first with colorbox Chiffon White ink over most of the panel, then went a bit farther inside the edges with VersaMagic ink in Pixie Dust and then lightly tapped along the edge with colorbox Rouge ink. The flower was colored with Copics. I hand wrote the "love you" sentiment and doodled hearts and dots along the border. 

The handwritten sentiment:

Here's the inside:

I tore up a piece of white tissue paper and adhered that behind a scrap of Neenah white card stock, then doodled hearts and dots along the bottom border and on the top right corner, then colored them with Copic color R21. If I had not used Neenah card stock, the color would probably have bled out of the doodled heart lines, but Neenah is very absorbent and I made sure to barely touch the tip of the marker inside the tiny hearts.

 A close-up of the doodled hearts and inked edges of the torn tissue paper:



Supplies used:
stamp: Rubber Stampede- loves me
ink: Colorbox Chalk- Rouge; Colorbox- Chiffon White; VersaMagic- Pixie Dust
Copic colors used: R20, R21 and black multiliner 0.1
patterned paper: the pink layer behind the image is by Fancy Pants Design from the Baby Mine collection
card stock: base is Georgia Pacific white; white layers on the outside and inside are Neenah Solar White 80#
accessories: Fiskars scallop edge punch; Gem Chic pink pearls; mounting tape; white tissue paper; inkssentials ink applicator

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Simon Says; Truly Scrumptious 72; Penny's Paper-Crafty 71; Papertake Weekly

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's challenge was to use the sketch provided.

Truly Scrumptious blog's challenge 72 was to use something you'd forgotten you had because you hadn't used it in so long. I had two stamped images of the image I used on my card in my stash of hundreds of stamped images that came from swaps. I have no idea how long those have been sitting there. I was looking around in the miscellaneous baggie and found these and thought they'd make a perfect vintage type card. Something else that was really really old was the rub-on. It's by SU! and I've hoarded them for so long...

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge 71 was to use ribbons and buttons.

Papertake Weekly's challenge was to use buttons, bows, bling or blooms. I used all 4!

Here's the card:


I have to be completely honest and say this is the only vintage style card I love out of the few attempts I've made. I think the trick is in the colors used and there's lots of inking edges and distressing. For once I did not screw up the card when it came time to add the sentiment! Wanted to use a stamped sentiment but I just knew it was not going to come out right, so I used a rub-on instead and let me tell you I'm so happy I did. This card is generic enough to suit any occasion. 
Do you notice that I used a spotlight technique? Only I sort of reversed it. Instead of leaving the lower image white and coloring only the spotlight, I slightly sponged distress ink on the lower image and then cut out a circle out of the other identical stamped image using nestabilities and left it uncolored except for inking up the edge with a distress ink. I layered the white circle onto a circle scrap of newsprint pattern paper and also inked up the edges of that. I mounted the image onto a scrap of tissue paper that I had inked with distress ink and tore up the edges of the tissue paper before adhering the whole thing to a scalloped circle of pattern paper whose edges I had distressed, inked and bent slightly. I added a double bow to the piece of lace because I wanted bows but was not going to make it out of such a thick lace!

Supplies used:
stamp- unknown image from stash
ink: black; Tim Holtz distress ink in Vintage Photo and Tea Dye
card stock: Stampin' Up! in Kiwi Kiss; Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink in Fine Linen
patterned paper: K & Company Classic K Margo Mat Pad
accessories: gold lace; brown grosgrain ribbon; buttons from stash; coarse off-white twine; The Paper Company Studio wedding jewels; scallop circle nestabilities; circle nestabilities; white tissue paper; Prima flowers from stash; Tim Holtz distressing tool; Inkssentials ink applicator; black pen (to add the "..." after the "for you" rub-on

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend 24; Cupcake 175; C4E R#54; Totally Gorjuss 114

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge blog's challenge 175  asked to see our wintery birthday cards. I didn't have a rub-on that said happy birthday so went instead with "celebrate".

Crafts 4 Eternity's R#54 was a color recipe. We were to incorporate the colors provided.
I matched the colors provided to the following Copic colors (from left to right in the picture of the color palette): B37, B34, B24, B63, B91. B63 looked like a blue with a bit of violet thrown in and was the closest I could match to the color on the palette.

Totally Gorjuss's challenge 114 was to use a star somewhere in our card. You can see mine at the top right. And speaking of those,

Stampin' for the Weekend's challenge 24 was to use something old from our stash. Do you know how I made those embossed stars? I used a VERY OLD cuttlebug embossing folder called boo to you. Using circle nestabilities, I cut out two blue circles and then embossed just the star on that folder using the Big Shot. The folder has several other circles with Halloween themed images.

Right, so here's my card:


The rub-on moved while I was going over it with the stylus (sigh), so I sort of readjusted it as I went and then added little dots with a Copic multiliner to complete a swirl pattern that sort of guides the sentiment gracefully. Hey, it helped save the card lol. The image was adhered to a scrap of tissue paper I had lying around, which I crumpled before attaching the image to it. The shimmery card stock is Bazzil bling. 

Supplies: 
stamp: Magnolia image from stash
ink: black; Brilliance in white
Copic colors: hair- E43, E42, E40; skin- E000, E00; sled- E57, E55; B37, B34, B24, B63, B91, B0000, B00, multiliner 0.05
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Fine Linen; Georgia Pacific white; unknown light blue; blue Bazzill Bling
accessories: lace; boo to you Cuttlebug embossing folder; circle nestabilities; blue button from stash; unknown silver rub-on; Dress it Up- tiny snowflakes buttons; white tissue paper

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweet Stampin' all that glitters; RCC36

Hi all!

I am entering this card into Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog's challenge #36, which was a sketch challenge.

Also entering it to Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog's "all that glitters challenge", in which they wanted us to incorporate glitter or sparkle. I added white glitter to the heart on the card, of which I'll show a close-up for in a bit.

Here's my card:




And here's the close-up, in which you can see the heart covered in white glitter:


I wanted to go for a masculine look, so used a palette of a rich dark red, cream, chocolate and white. Instead of ribbon, I used a coarse twine that comes from the hardware store. I got this sentiment from my stash of stamped images. I don't know who makes it. It came stamped in colored ink. The heart is popped up on mounting tape.

Supplies used:
stamp: unknown Love sentiment stamp
ink: unknown 
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate; Georgia Pacific white; unknown dark red (probably Stampin' Up!)
accessories: Martha Stewart crystal fine glitter; Fiskars corner rounder punch; mounting tape; Cuttlebug embossing folder- Swiss Dots; coarse off-white twine

Thanks for looking!

Sketch Saturday #190, Pollycraft #123, Ribbon Girl #15

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday #190 provided the sketch I used on the card.

The Ribbon Girl blog's challenge #15 was a color challenge in which we were to use blue and pink. The image is stamped on blue ink, plus I colored a dress and a shawl blue. The designer paper has a vintage rose color, and one of the dresses is colored pink, as well as the flowers in the stamped image.

Pollycraft Monday's challenge #123 had us playing bingo. We were to pick a row from a bingo card which had different elements and incorporate those on our project. I chose the last column, which was to use die cuts, lace and pearls.

Here's the card:


The image came from my stash. It was stamped in blue ink. Also sponged light blue ink around the image and then added some distress ink on top of the light blue. I don't know the maker of the image. I cut it out using nestabilities and then cut out two more layers out of kraft card stock, distressed the edges with a distressing tool, then inked the edges. Much to my dismay, the distress ink I used to stamp the sentiment looks orange. The card was a complete nightmare to photograph anyway. I went with no flash, because the flash gave it a really bad look.

Here's the supplies:
stamp: unknown image; Urban Design- Communique Curves Sentiments
ink: unknown blue; Colorbox- ice blue; Tim Holtz distress inks in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Copic colors: E000, E23, E27, E33, BG0000, R12
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Fine Linen, Kraft; a dark kraft that came as packaging material from a Verve Stamps order; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: K & Company- Classic K Margo Mat Pad
accessories: My Favorite Things- Double Scallop Border die-namics; Kaisercraft pearls; golden lace trim; Labels 1 nestabilities; Tim Holtz distressing tool; sponge dauber; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Anyone for Anya sketch challenge

Hi all!

This is my submission for the sketch challenge  over at the Anyone for Anya blog. For the challenges in this blog we're to use any image by The Greeting Farm or by C.C. Designs. I used a C.C. Design image.

Here's my card:


I traced the inside of the lacey ovals nestabilities around the stamped image and cut it out by hand, then adhered ric rac around the border of the oval. I used this cute colorful paper which had white swirls, which I thought went perfectly with the sketch image. The button on the right was used to cover where the ric rac ends meet. 

Supplies used:
stamp: C.C. Designs- Tulip Monkey
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: E0000, E31, E35, R27, Y08, YG25, G03, BG0000, C9
card stock: I am not sure but I think the blue card stock is Stampin' Up!; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers- White Out collection
accessories: white twine; buttons from stash; yellow ric rac

Thanks for looking!