Wednesday, February 29, 2012

House that stamps built DCC229; Divas by design; Pairie Fairy Fridays

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

The House that Stamps Built CDD229 had us using pastel colors on our spring creations.

Divas by design challenge #24 is to use stripes or spots or both. I used a striped pattern paper and also embossed a strip of pink card stock with Bloom Dots embossing folder.

Prairie Fairy Fridays challenge #73 provided me with the sketch for the card.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: unknown from stash
ink: black
Copic colors: R24, R43, BG10, Y11, YR12, G14, YG06, YG09, E41, E42, E43, E44, E55, E57, E59, B00, C00, C5, C7
card stock: yellow Stampin' Up!; Papertrey Ink- Sweet Blush; green Bazzil bling
patterned paper: petals & possibilities- spring theme paper; Die Cuts With a View glitter patterned paper; Stampin' Up!- Delicate dots
accessories: Prima flowers from stash; buttons from stash; K & Company adhesive rhinestones; coarse twine from stash; Bloom Dots cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Skipping Stones Design #117

Hi all!

I am entering this card into skipping stones design's challenge #117.

Here's the card:


This is a card for the recipient of a card request over at SCS. 

supplies used:
stamps: Verve Stamps- Psalm 46:1
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Delicate Dots; grid kraft also by Stampin' Up!
card stock: Papertrey Ink in Spring Moss and Kraft; unknown light yellow
accessories: circle nestabilities; K & Company adhesive jewels

Thanks for looking!

Sweet Stampin'; Crafty Catz; Cupcake Craft; Creative Craft

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Sweet Stampin' had us making things for boys or men for their challenge.

Crafty Catz had a cute "I spy with my little eye" theme for challenge #121 in which we were to use something with the letter B. I used the image of a boy.

Cupcake Craft challenge #181 had a "boys and their toys" theme. I added a giraffe image behind the boy image to act as if it were a stuffed animal.

Creative Craft challenges had a boys will be boys theme. This is my second entry for this challenge.

Here's my card:



Supplies used:
Stamps: unknown giraffe; The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, E50, E59, B12, G14, YR15
card stock: Die Cuts With a View textured green; Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White
patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View
accessories: nestabilities labels 20

Thanks for looking!

TGFM22, Paper Sundaes, Anyone for Anya; Creative Craft; Pile it On; Craft your Passion; Paper and Such Design

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm Monday Fun-day #22 had an anything goes (using one of their stamps).

Paper Sundaes challenge #109 was to use circles. I made a scalloped circle easel card with circular layers.

Anyone for Anya challenged us to use shades of blue.

Creative Craft Challenges had a boys will be boys theme.

Pile it On challenge #9 was to make a card with a fun fold. I made an easel card.

Craft your Passion challenge #99 was to paper piece.

Paper and such Design also had us using the paper piecing technique.

Here's my card:



supplies used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian; Verve Psalm 3.3
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White; shades of blue from stash, maker unknown; Papertrey Ink- kraft
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Patterns Pack II; star paper is by Frances Meyer 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mission Possible 5th card

This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope, as these will be inside care packages. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in theSpanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 


I had won this stamp for a challenge hosted at Stamptacular Sunday and I just got it today. SO cute, right? I could not wait to color it. 

stamps: Giordano- Friends Always
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors- sky BG10; stones- T5; fur- C1, C3, C5, T0, T2, T3, T5, T7; flowers- T0, C00, Y06, R05, R08, R29; greenery- YG05, YG06, YG13, YG21, YG25, G21, G24
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar white
patterned paper: Stampin' Up! Delicate Dots
accessories: oval nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

MFTWSC60

Hi all! Just thought I'd share this card that I made for My Favorite Things MFTWSC60

Here's my card:



Supplies used:
stamps: MFT- You're so Tweet
ink: Versamark
card stock: unknown light yellow; Papertrey Ink- Spring Moss
patterned paper: Stampin' Up!- Delicate Dots
accessories: circle nestabilities; MFT double scallop boder DieNamics; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Crafty Purple Frog; Fussy and Fancy Friday #57; VLVFeb2012

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog wanted us to use yellow and green on our creations.

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #57 wanted us to use more than a simple word or phrase on our creation. I used a psalm verse.

The sketch used on the card was one of Verve's sketches for February.

Here's my card:


Here's a close-up of the verse:

stamps: Verve- Psalm 46.1
ink: Versamark
card stock: unknown light yellow; Papertrey Ink- Spring Moss
patterned paper: Stampin' Up- Delicate Dots
accessories: Zing! embossing powder in butter; K & Company adhesive gems; My Favorite Things- fancy flourish DieNamics; circle nestabilities; Tim Holtz paper distressing tool

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

allsorts #143

Hi all!

This is my second entry for the anything goes hosted by allsorts, challenge #143.

Here's my card:


I had a blast playing with Tim Holtz distress inks. I used Fired Brick to color white card stock, and also inked up my Tim Holtz nonstick mat with it and spritzed with droplets of water, then pressed kraft card stock down. 

supplies used:
stamps: unknown santa face from stamped image stash
ink: Brilliance- Moonlight White; Tim Holtz Distress- Frayed Burlap, Fired Brick
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- Kraft
accessories: black letter stickers; striped ribbon; Tim Holtz alterations Texture Fades sheet music embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Stampalot; allsorts; City Crafter

Hi all!

I am entering this tag into the following challenges:

Stampalot has an "in the garden" theme going on for February's challenge. This is my second entry for the challenge, but we're allowed one entry per papercraft item. I already submitted an 8x8 LO and this is a tag.

Allsorts challenge #143 is an anything goes.

City Crafter challenge #97 was to use natural colors. This is my second entry for this challenge.


Here's my tag:



Here's a close-up of the Glimmer Mist:


I stamped with Versamark on a white card stock nestabilities cutout, heat embossed with fine detail embossing powder and then using my ink applicator by inkssentials, I applied Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap. Afterwards, I sprayed with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist and mounted onto a white 4x4 card stock square. The last thing I did was punch a hole and then add the bow with the ribbon.

supplies used:
stamps: Stampin' Up!- Always
ink: Versamark watermark; Tim Holtz distress ink in Frayed Burlap
card stock: Georgia Pacific white
accessories: labels 1 nestabilities; Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist; taupe ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

City Crafter; Pollycraft Monday; The Pixie Cottage; DYSU

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

City Crafter challenge #97 was to use all natural colors by which I understood from the picture provided that they meant neutrals.

Pollycraft Monday challenge #128 was to use ribbons and buttons.

The Pixie Cottage challenge #109 provided a sketch and the theme of buttons and bows. We could use either or both. I went with the theme.

Do You Stack Up DYSU #60 was to distress. I distressed the edges of the kraft card panel.

Here's my card:





I used CardPatterns sketch #153 for my card. The sheet music paper is from a digital kit which you can get at this website.

supplies used:
patterned paper: sheet music digi download
card stock: different shades of cream and kraft
accessories: Tim Holtz paper distressing tool; brown buttons from stash; coarse twine from stash; ribbon from stash; Fiskars scallop edge punch

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway!

Hi all! Just thought I'd share about a giveaway being featured over at Stamping All Season's blog.
Here's the link to the post.

And look what's up for grabs!

WOW, right?! Look at those delicious flowers! There's lots of other cute things, but the flowers take my breath away. Must be because I'm a girl, lol. So be sure to pop on by the link I gave you so you can participate in the drawing!

PaperPlay; Stampalot; Tuesday Morning Sketches; Shopping our Stash Weekly; Cropstop

Hi all!

I am entering my 8"x8" scrapbook page into the following challenges:

Stampalot February challenge had an "in the garden" theme. I used lots of floral paper, flower embellishments and a butterfly and a bird element.

Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge #134 provided the sketch for my layout.

Shopping our Stash Weekly challenge #40 showed us a photo as an inspiration which inspired me to add the butterfly element and also use the heavy floral patterned papers.

CropStop challenge #59 was to use at least three flowers. Apart from using lots of floral patterned paper, I also added three paper prima flowers and to the center of each of those I added a ribbon flower.

PaperPlay's challenge was to make something for a female relative. This page will be given to my mother for her to put a vintage photo of her mother on Mother's Day.

Here's my layout:


Here's a few close-ups:






supplies used:
stamps: Stampin' Up!- Always
ink: VersaMagic- Sahara Sand and Sea Breeze
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Fine Linen; Colorbok- textured black
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs- it's the little things collection
accessories: paper Prima flowers from stash; rolled ribbon roses from stash; dotted grosgrain ribbon from stash; butterfly embellishment from a free kit by Far Far hill found here; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BasicGrey challenge #63

Hi all!

I am entering my card into BasicGrey challenge #63. The theme was "wish upon a star". I had a hard time interpreting this so just used a designer paper with little white stars. The Basic Grey product I used was a brown distressed looking paper from the Sultry collection.


This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope, as these will be inside care packages. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in theSpanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 



Here's the card:


This image came from my stash. It had wings and bug antennas but I cut those off and just kept the teddy bear body. 

supplies used:
stamp- unknown from stash
ink- black
Copic colors: W5, W7, R11, E33, E35, E37, E99, Y06, Y08
card stock: smooth blue; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: blue paper with white stars is by Frances Meyer; distressed looking brown paper is by BasicGrey from the Sultry collection

Thanks for looking!

red white and blue birthday card

Hi all!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Greeting Farm Monday Funday #21 challenged us to use primary colors. I used red and blue.

Craft your Passion challenge #98 was to use blue, red and white.

Paper Sundaes challenge #108 was to make a birthday card.

C.R.A.F.T. challenge #143 provided me with the sketch for my card.

Cute Card Thursday challenge #205 was to use winged things. I used a The Greeting Farm image of an Anya with wings.

Delightful Challenges challenged us to use patterned papers.

Simon Says challenged us to use three different patterned papers. I used two different Stampin' Up! papers and a dark blue pattern paper with small white stars.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamps: Flutter Anya by The Greeting Farm
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: (listed from darkest to lightest shades used) skin- RV00, E000; wings- R29, B39, B37, B34 and inner wings were B21, B91; hair- R37, R29, R24, R35, R14; dress- B12, B00, R24, R17, R14
card stock: unknown smooth 12x12 blue; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: two red designer papers by Stampin' Up!; blue with white stars paper is by Frances Meyer
accessories: scalloped circle nestabilities; labels 1 nestabilities; black letter stickers


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The House That Stamps Built; Operation Priceless #3

Hi all! 


I am entering my card into the What if? sketch challenge F2212 by The House That Stamps Built.


Also entering into the challenge by Crafty Sentiments to use only two different patterned papers. I used a paper with a cat pattern and the other paper is a striped pattern. 



This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope, as these will be inside care packages. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in theSpanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 

Here's my card:


Supplies used:
stamp: unknown kitty stamp from stamped image stash
ink: black
Copic colors: E31, E33, E37, E39
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Kraft; Stampin' Up! smooth green and blue; white
patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers- friends furever collection
accessories: nestabilities labels 1

Thanks for looking!

Papertake Weekly

Hi all! This is my entry for Papertake Weekly's getting krafty challenge. Very simple challange- we were to use kraft card stock somewhere on our creation. I chose to use it as my card base.

Here's my card:


Isn't it darling?! I bought that huge stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs recently, but I was struggling on how to use it. After many discarded attempts, I just stamped it using Versafine black ink onto white card stock (my versafine onyx black ink pad fell apart after inking up this huge stamp so often and so vigorously :( !), then colored the white with some ink pads and also using the ink applicator tool. Then I colored the tree. To my delight, I found this stamped image of an Edwin on my stash. To my dismay, I don't have more of those :( I think this will have to go to my wishlist because adding him to the ODBD collage stamp and coloring him just made for the perfect finishing touch. Just the colored collage looked so plain without the little colored Edwin. Oh, and I forgot to mention- during the first tries, I had inked up the stamp with Versamark Dazzle in frost before adding the black, and now as a result the actual stamped image shimmers beautifully, especially the tree! There's no way to catch it on a pic, but trust me, it's gorgeous in person.  

now for the supplies used:
stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs- Tree Collage; unknown Edwin image by Magnolia
ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark Dazzle-Frost; VersaMagic in Wheat; Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
Copic colors: let me try to make sense out of the mess of markers on my desk... I'll try to explain what I used on each part. The tree used G07, G24, G29, G82,G94, R24, Y00, Y15. On Edwin, I used 0 and G0000 on the wings. On hair, I used E37 and E57. Skin was R0000 and R00. Shirt, hat and shoes was C00, R24, R27 and R29. Bag was Y15, BG93 and BG96. Pants- I started off with W9, W7 and W5 but also added in C7 and C3.
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Pure Poppy, kraft; Neenah Solar White 80#

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, February 21, 2012

remake of a previous card

Hi there!

Guess what my puppy's been up to? She likes to climb up on her two legs and look at the things in my desk. She accidentally slobbered a card I had made a bit ago:

The slobber made the paper warp and the black ink smeared. I was able to save the image, and this is what I came up with:



supplies used for the remake:
stamp: Lolli Anya by The Greeting Farm
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: Copic colors: 0, W0, C00, W5, W7, W9, E34, E35, RV00, BG0000, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG34, BG75, BG78
card stock: Colorbok aqua; Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White
patterned paper: Scrappy Cat- Glamour Pink
accessories: light purple grosgrain ribbon; Stampin' Up! Love & Happiness rub-on


Thanks for looking!

Operation Priceless

This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope, as these will be inside care packages. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in theSpanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 

Here's my card: 


I used scraps lying around in my desk! The strips of PTI's Plum Pudding were lying around about to be thrown out because I cut them 1" wide instead of 3/4" when making a card yesterday. Lucky me, I did not throw them out right away and then decided to use them for this card. That pink layer is the very last bit out of a 12x12 Scrappy Cat patterned paper sheet. You have probably noticed me using it on the last few cards :) I'm trying to keep at it once I cut into a sheet, because my scrap basket is starting to overflow and my naughty puppy does not need much encouragement to do mischief. In fact, that corner detail with the ribbon was because of her! She stole a spool of that ribbon and tore off the cardboard. But it's OK, it encouraged me to use the ribbon instead of putting it away. The bad part is she also tore up the cardboard spool of a 30 foot ribbon. Sigh. Imagine the tangle she left.

supplies used: 
stamps: bunnies digi by Meljen's Designs. It's a freebie which can be found here.
patterned paper: Scrappy Cat- Glamour Pink
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- Plum Pudding 
Copic colors: B00, B01, B12, V06, V15, V25, RV14, BG11, BG23, G0000, Y06, Y08, YG13, YG23, E57
accessories: light purple grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 20, 2012

City Crafter; One Stop Craft; Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays; Verve

Hi all!

I am entering my cards into the following challenges:

City Crafter challenge #96 wanted us to make identical cards but one had to be primarily blue and the other primarily purple.

One Stop Craft challenge #170 wanted us to make our own backgrounds instead of using patterned paper. I used a flourish stamp on my strips of purple and blue card stock, and also embossed the kraft panel with an embossing folder.

Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays wanted us to use more than 2 layers.

Verve provided the sketch I used for the card, but I noticed I forgot to add the embellishment on the sentiment circle, so I'll have to do that and then photograph again and then upload the cards to SCS.


Here's my cards:




supplies used:
stamps: Stamping Bella- Fluey Huggabug; Inkadinkado- Dot Flourishes; Verve- Heartfelt Phrases
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Copic colors: E50, E57, BV0000, BV02, BV17, G12, BG0000, B21, B24
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White; Papertrey Ink in Spring Moss, Kraft, Plum Pudding; unknown light purple and dark blue (probably Stampin' Up!)
accessories: circle nestabilities; spots & dots Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

CPS253

Hi all!

This is my entry for Card Positioning System CPS253.


Here's my card: 




I made this card for a card request over at SCS for a little girl who is terminal from a disease. 

Supplies used:
stamp: free digi by Stampinsanity found here 
Copic colors: V0000, V000, Y00, Y11, Y13, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG23, YG13, YG17, E000, E00, RV10, V25, V93, V95
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; textured pink and aqua
patterned paper: Scrappy Cat- Glamour Pink
accessories: circle nestabilities; Fiskars corner rounder punch; Tim Holtz tattered florals sizzix die


Thanks for looking!

iCopic; The Ribbon Girl; PaperPlay; Truly Scrumptious; C.R.A.F.T.

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

iCopic challenge #70 was to color animals.

The Ribbon Girl challenge #16 was to use pink, brown and cream on our creations.

PaperPlay wanted us to use critters.

Truly Scrumptious challenge #74 was to use creatures.

Craft challenge #142 was to use no designer papers.


Here's my card:

This card will be for a card drive going on at Mission Possible's website for Operation Priceless.
It is very easy to cooperate- just send a card or cards, handmade. They can be from your stash. No need to send an envelope. They just need the cards to add to care packages which they will be giving out. Inside, you just write or print out and attach one of the phrases included in the Spanish or Creole leaflets on the inside of the card. No need to write anything else, just one of the phrases. You can sign them if you'd like to. Just please keep in mind to not use any images which could be taken as offensive due to the cultural difference. In the links provided, there's info on which images not to use. I am going on the safe side and using animal images. You could also use floral images or nature images or perhaps toy images. And please use strong adhesive, as the destination of these cards is hot and humid. I live in the Caribbean myself and have had problems with layers coming clean off, but since switching to ATG Scotch tape that has not happened. 



Supplies used: 
stamps: Meljen's Designs freebie donkey digi which can be found here.
Copic colors: E41, E42, E43, E44, W3, RV00, RV02
card stock: textured pink; Georgia Pacific white; Neenah Solar White 80# 
accessories: Fiskars corner rounder punch; Blossom twine from The Twinery

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The House That Stamps Built; Delightful Challenges

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:


The House That Stamps Built DCC215 was to use something leftover on our desk. Apart from having this blank image already cut out, I had made this card a long time back and it was lying on my basket of works in progress. I have a few cards like this one was, which are only partly built until I find something that works to complete them.

Delightful Challenges asked us to use scraps. I used a scrap of kraft card stock to cut out an oval to stamp the sentiment on.

Here's my card:


supplies used:
stamp: unknown Edwin by Magnolia
ink: black
Copic colors: W5, W7, W9, YR0000, G12, R27, R29, B34, B95, B97, multiliner 0.5
card stock: white; Papertrey Ink kraft
patterned paper: all unknown
accessories: oval nestabilities

Thanks for looking! 

Friday, February 17, 2012

iCopic; Card Makin Mamas; CAS-ual Fridays; OCL105; Crafter's Companion

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

iCopic challenge #69 was to use our BG colors. I used BG0000, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG34, BG75, BG78 on my colored image.

Card Makin Mamas challenge #39 was to make a birthday card.

CAS-ual Fridays CFC40 had us using ribbons on our clean and simple creations. I adhered strips of ribbon behind my image panel.

Our Craft Lounge OCL105 wanted us to use ruffles. I used ruffled brown ribbon strips and adhered those, along with other strips, to the back of my image panel.

Crafter's Companion challenge #21 was an anything goes.


Here's my card:


This is my first time (I think!) trying to color in a dark skin tone. And I also tried the flicking technique on the hair and leaving a bit of white for shine instead of the lightest hair color and there's a huge difference! I love it! My friend told me she almost had to put sunglasses on, lol. 
I doodled faux stitching and added a line under the rub-on sentiment with a Copic multiliner.

supplies used:
stamp: Lolli Anya by The Greeting Farm
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, W0, C00, W5, W7, W9, E34, E35, RV00, BG0000, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG34, BG75, BG78, multiliner 0.5
card stock: Colorbok textured aqua; Neenah Solar White 80#
accessories: assorted ribbon strips; silver rub-on sentiment

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Frilly challenge entry

Hi all! I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday challenge #151 was to use pearls and lace. I used a strip of little pearls and used white lace.

Shopping our Stash Weekly challenge 39 was to use something metallic on our projects. I used two metal paper clips.

Paper Sundaes challenge #107 wanted us to use at least 2 of the following elements: blue, cream, distressing, and pearls. I used blue, cream (kraft) and pearls.

Catch The Bug's picture inspiration challenge was what inspired me to use the heart clip and the lace surrounding the hearts also inspired my card.

My Mum's Craft Shop challenge #44 was to use swirls and pearls. For the swirls, I used the D'vine Swirls cuttlebug embossing folder on the light bluegreen panel of card stock behind the image. I used pearls on the image panel.

Colour Create's challenge #90 was to use the colors blue, lilac, kraft and white and so I did.

Do You Stack Up challenge #59 was to put layers on our creations. On top of adding lots of matting, I also added petticoat netting and sack cloth layers behind the stamped image.

Pixie Dust Studio's challenge #114 provided the sketch for my card.


Now here's the card:


 And a close-up of the pearls, swirls, metal clip and lace:

The card is 5.75" by 5.75". I added faux stitching with a Copic multiliner.

supplies used:
stamp: Saturated Canary free digi called Canary Love
Copic colors: W0, W1, E0000, E31, E41, E42, E43, E81, BV00, BV11, B91, B93, B95, multiliner 0.05
card stock: American Crafts textured white; Neenah Solar White 80#; Papertrey Ink- aqua mist, spring rain, kraft
patterned paper: Scrappy Cat- Glamour Pink 
accessories: heart metal clip; blue metal clip; white lace; d'vine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder; burlap fabric; petticoat netting fabric; pearl strip

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sketch Saturday #194

Hi all!

This is my take on the sketch over at Sketch Saturday #194.

Here's my card:


This will be my father's card for father's day. He's completely surrounded by animals even though the one he likes the most is one of the cats. You'd never believe he's not an animal person if you saw him baby-talking the cat! 

Supplies used:
stamp: unknown from stash
ink: black
Copic colors: YR30, Y21, R17, E97
patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers- Friends Furever collection
card stock: white; Stampin' Up! blue
accessories: circle nestabilities; blue sticker  that says "I'm in charge" from stash

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

City Crafter #95; Sweet Stampin'

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

City Crafter's challenge #95 was to use at least 3 of the colors of the rainbow. I used green, blue, yellow and orange. 

Sweet Stampin' hosted a clean and simple challenge.

Here's my card:


I would like to offer the story behind the card. I recently found a website, dogtuff.com, which offers the toughest dog toys out there. To top it off, most of them are covered by a warranty. My three dogs are notorious for breaking any new toy within the first 5 minutes of letting them have it. So I was delighted to find a website which offered a warranty behind their toys. I ordered 5 toys from them. One got broken the same day, so I contacted customer service and within 24 hours I already had instructions on what to do with the toy. I opted for a store refund instead of a replacement, figuring since they managed to break this one, they will break the toy again if I get the same one. I am happy to report that all the other toys are doing great and although they are a bit chewed up, these are the toys that have lasted the most, for a total of 48 hours (so far!). Customer service even sent me a personal recommendation about which particular toys might work best for me and my girls. I am a VERY happy, pleased customer and will be buying more toys from them. Already have the online cart loaded up with the new goodies I'll be getting the girls with the refund!

Now, for the supplies used:
stamps: unknown doghouse image; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, E27, E57, E59, YR09, YR18, RV25, Y13, Y21, Y23, YG07, YG25, B12, B21, multiliner 0.8
card stock: white; green Bazzil bling; Papertrey Ink- Kraft

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TGFSC3; TGF Retro-fresh Wednesday; Allsorts #141

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

TGFSC3 provided the sketch for my card.

TGF's RETRO-fresh challenge was to add dimension.

Allsorts has a free and easy challenge.


Here's my card:


Close-ups of the added dimension:



Supplies used:
stamps: The Greeting Farm- Oh Boy! Ian
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: B34, B39, E33, E35, E37
card stock: Neenah Solar White #80; Stampin' Up!- Kiwi Kiss
patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs- Beach Bum collection; American Crafts- White Out! collection
accessories: hole punch; circle nestabilities; Fiskars corner rounder punch

Thanks for looking! 

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 188

Hi all!


This is my entry for Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 188. They had a "love and kisses" theme.

Here's my card:


Supplies used:
stamp: Penny Black- Piece of my heart
ink: black
Copic colors: 0, E0000, E000, E00, E21, E34, E37, E53, E57, B0000, R20, R21, YG01, YG03, YG25
card stock: white
patterned paper: unknown brown, unknown double sided green from scrap pile
accessories: scallop circle nestabilities; circle nestabilities

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 10, 2012

FLLCFEBRW2

Hi all! This is my entry for the challenge which Flourishes is hosting, the you've been framed challenge.

Here's my card:

This will do wonders for someone who needs a pick-me-up. Apart from creating a black frame using nestabilities labels 1, I also framed the sentiment with a stamp of a sprig.
supplies:
stamps: Flourishes- Spring has Sprung; Stampin' Up!- Always
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Tsukineko Brilliance in Pearlescent Purple
card stock: generic lavender; Colorbok textured black; Neenah Solar White 80#
patterned paper: unknown double sided from scrap stash
accessories: nestabilities labels 1; spots and dots Cuttlebug embossing folder; shimmery lavender ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

love, embossed

Another one that fits too many challenges to name them all on the title *smile*

Here's the challenges I'm entering it to:

The House that Stamps Built's F812 sketch challenge  provided the sketch and also challenged us to use heat embossing. Check out the links- they're two different challenges. My stamped Stampin' Up!  heart image is heat embossed using Zing! rouge embossing powder.

The Pixie Cottage's challenge #107 was to use red on our creations.

Delightful Challenges was hosting a love themed challenge.

Creative Inspirations challenge #149 was also hosting a love themed challenge.

Simon Says had a "love is in the air" theme. Another love themed challenge.

Shopping Our Stash Weekly had a hearts, valentines and/or lace challenge for their challenge 38. I went with the hearts aspect here with my heat embossed heart and the dry embossed hearts and also this card can also be used as a Valentines.

Try it on Tuesday had a card for a true love theme.

Divas by Design had a love is in the air theme for their challenge #21.

My Mum's Craft Shop challenges had an it must be love theme.

Phew, right? Now, here's my card:



Close-up of the dry-embossed parts:

Close-up of the heat embossed stamped image:

Supplies used:
stamps: Stampin' Up!- Always; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Versamark watermark pad; Memento in Tuxedo Black
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- Pure Poppy and Kraft
accessories: round clear rhinestones; circle nestabilities; textile texture and heart blocks Cuttlebug embossing folders; Zing! rouge embossing powder; embossing buddy

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FEB12PIN

Hi all!

This is my submission for Flourishes's Release Week Noon Time Challenge part 1. We were to take inspiration from a photo that they found on Pinterest.

Here's my card:


I was inspired by the texture and the colors. I used pink and black textured card stock, and stuck to pink, black and white. Also added the little triangle cutout which forms the two peaks on the black piece of card stock, and added rhinestones because the earrings had a beaded border. 

supplies:
stamps: Flourishes- Orchids; Urban Design- Communique Curves Sentiments
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: R00, R20
card stock: textured pink and black; Neenah Solar White #80
accessories: textile texture Cuttlebug embossing folder; pennant nestabilities; round clear rhinestones

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simon Says; Crafts 4 Eternity R#57; Penny Black and More

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp is hosting an animal antics challenge. They wanted us to use animals. This is my second entry into this challenge.

Crafts 4 Eternity R#57  provided the sketch I used. I flipped the sketch and took inspiration from DT member Keeley. She added embellishments to substitute the diagonal panel. I added sentiment panels because adding a full size panel would have been way too much.

Penny Black and More had us playing color bingo, which was lots of fun. I chose diagonal- kraft, white and brown for my card. Used a Penny Black image called Ladybug & Hedgehog and that qualifies for an entry into the draw for an additional prize! Just for using a Penny Black image! Thank you, DT member Brenda for pointing out this challenge blog to me!

Here's my card:


supplies:
stamps: Penny Black- Ladybug & Hedgehog; Papertrey Ink- Mega Mixed Messages
ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: E30, E40, E41, E42, E44, Y08, Y15, YG63, R24
card stock: Georgia Pacific white; Papertrey Ink- kraft, dark chocolate
accessories: cream lace; lacey ovals nestabilities; Fiskars- corner rounder punch, scallop edge punch; mesh texture Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Craft your Passion #96; Paper Sundaes #106; Allsorts #140; OCL103; The Poodles Parlour; RCC39;

Hi all!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Craft your Passion challenge #96 is an anything goes with a catch- no using patterned paper.

Paper Sundaes challenge #106 had a clean and simple challenge.

Allsorts challenge #140 had a free and easy. This is my second entry.

Our Craft Lounge challenge #103  had an "up in the air" theme. I chose to interpret this by the nest up high in the branches of a tree.

The Poodles Parlour challenge had an anything goes challenge. This is my second entry.

Ribbon Carousel challenge #39 had an anything goes theme.

Here's my card:


This is a slight variation on the card I made for the Flourishes challenge. I added a bit of twine and a few rhinestones to the sentiment panel, and added a blue mat to match the eggs. I used a different sentiment to this card can be used for someone needing a pick-me-up. 

supplies used:
stamps: Spring Has Sprung by Flourishes
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, B0000, B00, B01, B02
card stock: Neenah Solar White #80; bazzil bling in blue; Papertrey Ink- True Black
accessories: Stone twine by The Twinery; round clear rhinestones


Thanks for looking!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Totally Gorjuss #117; Allsorts #140; Cropstop #56

Hi all! I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss challenge #117 provided the sketch.

Allsorts challenge #140 had an anything goes challenge.

Cropstop challenge #56 was to use numbers.

Here's my card:


The card is a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. 
Supplies used:
card stock: Papertrey Ink- Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate; Georgia Pacific white
patterned paper: unknown DP paper
stamps: Oh Boy! Ian; Communique Curves Sentiments
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: Y11, E30, E50, E55, E59, W5, W7, W9, YG61, BG0000, BG10, BG75


Thanks for looking!

FLLCFEB12

Hi all!

This is my card for Flourishes' challenge in which we were to make a card using black, white and a pop of another single color. I chose blue.

Here's the card:


I squealed in delight with how this came out, but I'll make a few other versions of it just for kicks. I think this is a beautiful design that I can incorporate any other sentiment to. These would make great "thinking of you" or "get well soon" or would go great with a scripture sentiment.
I know, those are robin eggs and that's not a robin image, but I had it lying around and thought it looked completely adorable where I placed it so decided to go along with it. 

supplies used:
stamps: Flourishes- nest on tree image from Spring Has Sprung and sentiment from the Orchids set. The bird is from a Stampin' Up! set which I think is called song of spring.
ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black
Copic colors: 0, B00, B01, B02
card stock: Papertrey Ink- True Black; Neenah Solar White 80#
accessories: mounting tape; circle nestabilities

Thanks for looking!