Monday, January 25, 2010

My Card is for the Penny Black Challenge: Something Sweet
Stampin Sisters in Christ: A touch of greenI Peter 1:23 was the chosen scripture for this challenge
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge:Freestyle
I think the Boyds bears are just the sweetest. Two friends just resting and supporting one another!! Watercolored the bears and then punched the corners. I started with a blue base added a piece of brown and blue stripe and added a strip punched with the MS daily punch. I used my cool button attached to a cream ribbon bow with some blue ribbon. I also ran the blue ribbon done the printed strip. Lastly added the sentiment.
My Card is for Friday Sketcher Challenge: A sketch
Crazy 4 Challenges: Pink theme
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: Glitter & glitz
Allsorts Challenge: Hearts & flowers
I used a creme base and added a piece of pink print from my scraps. I stamped and watercolored the image and shaded around the edges. I cut the pink oval with decorative scissors and added diamond and gold stickles around the edges. I painted and added the pink glitters onto the flourish. Used the MS botanical punch on the black and added pink ribbon down the center and then added the same stickles on the pink ribbon. I used black stickles on the center of the flowers and around the chipboard oval. Added pink brads and the sentiment to the oval. Put some lace around the oval and then attached the flourish and heart button.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Fruity colors
Stamp Something Challenge: Funny
PaperMakeup Stamps Challenge: a sketch
Squigglefly Challenge: Summer
I didnt have a funny stamp but this goofy one does make me smile so I used it. I used the striped piece to as it reminds me of all sorts of citrus fruit. Stitched it on with a red zigzag. I made the sunflowers to go with the ones on her dress and in her wheelbarrow. Popped them up with foam dots. I used the web ribbon added a strip of red and tied the yellow button on with more of the red. Mounted the watercolored image onto the red and punched the corner with a unnamed punch and mounted with foam. Added the sentiment.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

My card is for the Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge: colors, flowers,purse or clothes. I used some yellow and orange and flowers. I used alcohol inks to color the textured piece of paper and then punched the corners and added yellow rose buttons on the corners. Next I layered the yellow which I tied the ribbon on. Next I cut the orange and used stickles on it. Lastly I stamped the rose frame and watercolored and cut out. I raised it one layer higher. Lastly I added the sentiment and added foam to the one end to make it level with the second layer..
This Card is for the Stamp Simply Challenge: Something Vintage Magical Crafts Challenge:Vintage Style
I started with a beautiful lady from stamp oasis. I love their vintage ladies. I lightly watercolored and cut the top into a oval shape then shaded the edges. Next I mounted it on the burgundy oval and added stickles on each scallop.I punched the burgundy, creme, and grey with MS punches. and layered onto the blush base. I added the narrow burgundy ribbon and beads at each scallop. I punched several circles and shaded the edges for the flower. I had a piece of dp that had all the colors in it and I sewed it on. I used some thin wired gold ribbon to curl and thread thru the buttons. Lastly I added a few strands of beads to image and mounted it on foam and added over the other layers

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Card is for AllSorts Challenge: Pink and Brown & Creative Belli Challenge: Hearts. I started with a brown base and punched the vanilla down each side with a MS punch. I cut out two chocolate hearts ran thru the swirl folder and the inserted the swirly pink paper behind. I also punched out the tiny chocolate hearts and dots with the MS heart punch and scattered around. I used the pink and brown stripe ribbon to make three loops and fastened down with a little brown button tied with some pink dotted ribbon. I lifted the large hear up t and then lifted the smaller one another level higher.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My card is for the Penny Black Challenge: The challenge was to use blue, cream and gold & Cooking it up with Kate: Non human image, texture and something new. I used a heavy textured dark blue base. Just couldnt seem to get a clear enough photo to see the texture. The edge is punched to run a ribbon thru. I used my new label 1 nestie to cut the two cream shaped squares. I ran them thru a folder to texture and used some straw ink to grunge up and show the texture a bit. I cut the cream and the blue which is a graphic 45 print with the dahlia nestie. I alternated colors to form the flowers with a brad in the center. I then stamped the penny black hedgie and cut out with the label 1 nestie. Watercolored the image and grunged the edges. Added the three buttons from my button box which added the gold and the sentiment.

My card is for Pixie Dust Challenge: a shaped card A Creative Card Crew and Simon Says: to punch it. Simon Says is having a design team call. Don't you think that it would be great fun to be a part of their team. I chose to do a straw hat that took me a couple tries to get the shape right and still open. I then ran my cream paper thru the cripper both directions to give a woven straw effect and then wiped a little golden color to bring out the texture. I made the paper roses By using a scalloped punch and shaping them into petals and I punched the leaves from a dp. If you look closely at the large rose you will see a tiny bee on one of the petals. I cut the ribbon from the polka dots dp and added the sentiment. I have a friend who likes to garden so this will be a fun card for her.

This card is for Our Creative Corner Challenge: Use blue and green. I made a gate card and added a circle to overlap. Added the dp over half of the circle. Added green stickle dots around half circle. Colored the tilda in greens and blue and seated her on the bench. Added the buttons, sentiment and bow.

My Card is for Creatalicious Challenge :Anything but a stamp - Stamp Something: Blue and white - Lily of the Valley: A thank you card & Squigglefly: Use some blue. I started with a white base and used a little blue around the edges. I used a blue stripe dp and added stickle dots around the edges and at the four corners. At each corner I added a little floral brad. I cut layers of the dahlia in 1/4" widths in the blue and white and ran it thru the swiss dot folder. I then alternated layers and added the pearl center. Last I punched white leaves and shaped them for a little dimension.

Friday, January 15, 2010

My tag is for the Three Challenges.... Tuesday Taggers Challenge: Tag it with birds, Sqigglefly Challenge: Anything but a card and Crafty Creations: Texture. My tag is made with these beautiful My minds Eye papers which I aged and tore and applied to my base tag. I stamped some leaves and glittered them and some shimmer spray was also added for the top area. I added some texture to the flourish, painted it white, aged it a bit and added it over the top of part of the image. The raised leaves are cut out to mimic the shape of the leaves in the image. I cut them out of some brown cardstock and stamped them with a webbing stamp to give them a veining effect and then shaped them for more dimension. A also added a stem to attach them to. I used a button which is the same burgandy color as the birds even though it looks black in the pic. I added several different coordinating fibers to match the tag.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Card is for Friday Sketchers Challenge, Simon SaysChallenge , Color Throwdown Challenge and Creative Belli Challenge. Friday Sketchers was a sketch, Simon Says was shabby chic,Color throwdown is garden green, razelberry and mellow moss and Creative Belli is glitter. I didnt have the exact colors but they are closer than the camera seems to capture. This was a fun sketch to try. My image is Emma & Bailey boyds bear teaparty watercolored and aged. Papers are from My Minds Eye and it was already grunged and aged a bit. I aged all around the edges however it doesn't show up very well. The image is cut with a octagon nestie and then mounted on a spellbinders cut out. I punched the center strip with a fiskers fleur de lis. Stamped a couple of flourishes and added some stickles to them and around the sentiment and on the flower and on the bears. Mounted the friends on two layers punched with SU punches glittered and aged a bit. The flower is several layers of round punches shape and colored with glimmer spray and glitter. Added the bow to match the stickles.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Allsorts and Charisma Cardz Challenges

My card is for the All Sorts Challenge
and Chrisma Cardz Challenge. The Allsorts Challenge is a sketch and Chrisma Cardz is something new.It is a birthday card for my brother in law. I started with a nice stripe dp by we r memory which I cut in 4 strips. I stitched and fastened with my new brads on the top and bottom strips. The stamp is called leopard. I added the body and some more to the tree he is in and colored with watercolors. Cut out with my new label 4 nestie and added a couple brads and some foam squares to lift it up. Tucked some leopard printed paper in a couple spots and mounted on the brown background. Added the hi there and the birthday greeting is inside.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Three Challenges

My Card is for 3 Challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges: Birthday The Pink Elephant: Birthday and Sketch Saturday: a sketch. I used the daisy d striped paper on the blue colorbox. The punch is the MS daisy. I made the little pink flowers out of tissue paper and added the leaves and tendrils.I chose this Penny Black image which makes me smile> I colored with watercolor pencils.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Color Throwdown

This is a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge. The challenge was to use durango, chocolate, and rose. I started with rose and cute out a durango and ran it thru the cuttlebug. I also cut out a piece to mount my sentiment on ( no name). I also embossed the chocolate with a narrow daisy strip. I then punched them with the MS arch. I colored the PB image and mounted. I finished with the brown and pink ribbon and the glittered butterfly.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ & Allsorts Challenges

My Card is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ & Allsorts Challenges. Stampin' Sisters in Christ scripture was II Corinthians 5:17 and the challenge was to make a new born card.Allsorts was this great sketch and to use up some of your stash. MY good friend's daughter is having a baby in a few weeks so this was a perfect chance to get her shower card done! Could you tell its a girl?? :) She loves lavender so I chose 3 different lavender prints to use. I love easel cards and I wanted something special for her. I stamped the image from SU nursery set and mounted it on a darker lavender cut out with reverse circle nestie and punched holes around it. I stitched the blocks on and stamped with a flourish and then glittered it up some. Mounted the image on foam dots, put the sentiment on, wrapped the ribbon around opposite corners and put a second little lamb in the corner. On the bottom part I punched one of the prints with the MS hearts and then stitched down rows of the three prints I ran a little strip of ribbon down each side. I mounted the scripture attached the back end with foam dots to raise it up and fasten down on the front end, so it would be slightly elevated to view it easier. I stamped some flourishes and glittered them also.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Two Challenges: Stamp Something & Creative Card Crew

This card is for Stamp Something Challenge and Creative Card Crew Challenge. The challenge was to use something new for Stamp Something and Creative Card Crew was anything goes. My inspiration was my cool new button!! I love glitz and stickles always adds great sparkle. :) I started with creme base and added a rose color and punched the bottom end with the ekmorrocan. I also punched a second strip to run up the side. Stamped some flourishes and stickled some of them along with the dots along the punched edges. My image is watercolored and cut out and mounted on the grungy pink from my minds eye. Mounted that onto the black and mounted with the foam dots so it would stand up for some dimension. I added the burgandy ribbon going up the side and then the lace going across the bottom. I made a bow out of the lace and added a bit of the burgandy . I sewed on my beautiful button which I thought was perfect with the lace. I sewed it on with the little glass bead.

Our Creative Corner Challenge

This is for Our Creative Corner. The challenge was clean and simple. A gal at church loves my Chicken Divan and so I made a recipe card that she can display. Her kitchen has roosters so I used this cute stamp that is a rooster with a french recipe behind it. I cut it out with a oval nestie and then mounted on another. I love the daisy d paper with the red flowers and print behind it. Just seemed to fit the bill. I tore pieces and mounted on the green. Punched the red and kraft square and sewed a button onto it. I tied the raffia across to tie the card shut. Rolled up the bottom corner a bit. Inside I added the torn dp on each side panel. I mounted the recipe onto the red and attached it. I grundged it up inside and out a bit to look as if it had been used for a while. I plan to present to her with a little pan of the Chicken Divan.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Two Challenges Crazy 4 Challenge & Just Us Girls

This card is for Crazy 4 Challenges polka dots & Just us Girls sketch. Finally feeling better and stayed up late to create. That was fun. I chose an orange base next layer rusty. I punched each side of the rusty with the MS scallop dots punch. I ran the plum thru the swiss dot folder and matted my image on it. Cut the sentiment out of the plum. I used a strip of orange and yellow polka dots down the center. Watercolored the stampendous image and added small dots from the plum scattered around. I cut out leaves shaded and shaped them. I cut petals out of a couple shades of orange and made into a rose and mounted it with the leaves. Added a small bow and orange stickle dots along each side of the polka dot paper.

Friday, January 1, 2010

I want to wish you all a wonderful Happy and Blessed New Years. That your days will be filled with abundant peace and joy!! Thanks to all of you who have stopped by and left such encouragement since Ive started blogging these past months!! :) :)