Monday, November 22, 2010

Hurry Santa

A friend of mine, Danielle, is a Design Team member for a blog called Stamping Vacation. They have a different challenge every day. I decided to join in on one called Build a Sketch. There is a list of pieces that you are to cut out and number them. Each time they do this challenge you use just the numbered pieces they list. You are to play with them forming your own sketch. Did that make sense to you. I finished my card and have my eye on a few more of their challenges to work on.
Here are the details:

  • Stamps - Santa*Inkadinkado -Sentiment*Penny Black
  • Paper - White, Real Red and Glorious Green--Designer paper - My Minds Eye
  • Ink - Memento Black, Barely Banana & Broken China
  • Accessories - SU Scalloped edge punch, red Stickles, Glitter pens

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Send in the Clowns

I am not a real clown person but when I saw these new stamps at I Brake for Stamps something called to me and I had to have a couple. Here are two I only have colored so far.

  They have such great faces don't they!! I have added another image to a card for The Play Date Cafe challenge for this week. Their colors were red, olive and turquoise.

 Here are details:

  • Stamps - The clowns* I Brake for Stamps by Rick St. Dennis -The verse* Flourishes  Kids at Play set. Flower*Fire Cracker designs by Pamela
  • Ink - Memento Black & Bamboo Leaves - SU Tempting Turquoise & Barely Banana
  • Paper - White, Turquoise, Red & Olive
  • Accessories - Gamsol, Prisma Pencils, Atyou Spica Glitter Pens, Cuddlebug folders & Nestabilities Oval

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Mojo Christmas

Here's this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch. I also used the sketch for the challenge at the Brakefast Club which is you guessed it Christmas.

I changed the shape of the card to square to accommodate my image in the circle.  I also made this card which started out as my Mojo card but the Merry Christmas was way to big and I didn't want to cover any of it up. 

Here are the details for both cards:
  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps
  • Paper - White, Real Red, Hunter Green--Designer paper from Memory Box & My Minds Eye
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black, Distressed Inks Vintage Photo and Fired Brick, Brilliance Blue
  • Accessories - Gold EP, Vera Mark, Prisma pencils. Martha Stewart punches for poinsettias

Snowflakes is the theme

Speedy the Cats Friends challenge this week is snowflakes as well as at The Stampin Bs. Love that the challenge blogs are cooperating with the chore before me. I've spent the afternoon finishing cards that needed the insides done. I'm ready to start addressing the envelopes and mailing will take place the day after Thanksgiving. Here's my card.

Here are the details:

  • Stamps -Marks Finest Papers ( it's actually an autumn stamp. Left the word autumn uninked.
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black
  • Paper - Glorious Green, White, Frosted Gold - designer paper unknown
  • Accessories - Cuttlebug Folder and snowflake die, Frosted Lace Stickles

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A recipe card

Here's the recipe: Make a card featuring a tree or Ornament.
Use a die cut
Handmade embellishment
a touch of Bling
This is the challenge at The Paper Craft Star and I worked a long time trying to get this just right. Here is my card.
My die cut is an ornament from Spellbinders and my homemade embellishment is the little poinsettia I made from 2 flower punches.

Here are the details:
  • Stamp - Sparkle n Sprinkle
  • Ink - Archival Black, Adirondack Red Pepper, Meadow, Butterscotch and Brilliance Gold
  • Paper - Brushed Gold, Glorious Green, Real Red & White. Patterned paper from My Minds Eye
  • Accessories - Ornament die from Spellbinders, small 5 petal flower punch

Back to my Christmas cards

This card has no layers at all. I cut my card stock 4 1/4 x 11 for a bottom opening card. I used my Snowflake Cuddlebug folder to emboss the top and bottom of my card. For those asking how is that possible if this card has no layers, the snowflake design is also on the back of the card.  I then used my Scor-Pal to score a line where the design ends.  Stamped my image from CTMH in the blank space. I colored with dye ink right from the pad. That used to be the only way I ever colored. I haven't done it in so long. I need to get back to using this method. It is so easy and looks great. Then I hit the snowflakes with my Essential glue Pad and sprinkled glitter all over. The whole thing is covered with glitter. I used Stickles for my image. This card I am entering into the Scrappy Frog **Christmas Card** Challenge.

Here are the details:
  • Stamps - CTMH
  • Ink - Archival Blacck and various Adirondack dye ink pads
  • Paper - white card stock
  • Accessories - Essential Glue Pad, Sparkle n Sprinkle Sparkling Snow glitter, Cuddle bug Snowflake embossing folder, Frosted Lace Stickles

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One more Birthday card

I started this card a few weeks ago for a sketch challenge and just gave up and went a different direction. The panel however works for this challenge at Case Study. Here is the card we were to case.

Here is my card. I used similar colors and the large bling. The speckles are glitter. They are not showing up well. The background was in my stash.

Here's the details:
  • Stamps-Crafters Companion
  • Paper- White & Riding Hood Red
  • Ink- Archival Jet Black- several shades of Distressed Ink in reds and purples
  • Accessories- White Inksentials pen,chalk, Stardust Stickles

A break from Christmas

The challenge at The Play Date Cafe was to use these great colors. Isn't that the coolest looking building. I needed a Birthday card. So to the person receiving this card this is how I came up with color scheme. :O)  This is another one of my new stamps and also one of my favorite flowers. The flowers are colored with pencils. The background is chalked with pink and red and sealed.
Here are the details:
  • Stamps- I Brake For Stamps & CTMH
  • Paper- White, Pink Pirouette & Bravo Burgundy
  • Ink- Memento Black 
  • Accessories - Gamsol, Prisma pencil, chalks, Cuddlebug folder and Krylon Fixatif.

40 days till Christmas.

Are your cards finished. I haven't even counted mine but the stack is growing. Luckily a few of this weeks challenges have cooperated. Speedy the Cats friends challenge today is to make a card with snowflakes. Piece of cake! And I Brake for Stamps challenge over at the Brakefast Club was to use sparkly bling. This card should qualify for both. I sponged the background with blue and used the same blue to stamp my snowflakes. I then cut out my largest oval. Sponged it with the same blue while still in the die. Then removed it from the die and sponged with a darker blue. Put it in my Cuddlebug snowy village folder. Added a saying which actually says Autumn Season on it. I just didn't ink up the word autumn and it worked just fine for this card and about a dozen more I have on my desk to finish up this evening. I need to get myself some sayings for Christmas cards. Lots of Stickles for the added Bling.

Here are the details
  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps & Marks Finest papers
  • Paper - White & Brilliant Blue
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black -Memento Summer Sky & Danube Blue
  • Accessories - Stardust Stickles, Nestabilities, SU Ticket Punch, Fiskars Snowflake Punch, Cuddlebug Snowy Village folder

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Blue Christmas

Does this picture make you think of Christmas? Use this picture as inspiration for a Christmas card. Just what I need. That was the challenge at Paper Craft Star.
All I could think of was going to Sanibel and walking on the beach.  I pulled out a snowman I bought last year . I colored her and cut her out. Ripped paper and sponged with light blue and added Stickles. I also sponged the Embossed background and added Stickles to that.
Here are the details:
  • Stamp - High Hopes
  • Paper - White, Bashful Blue
  • Ink - Memento Black and Summer Sky -  Copic- W1
  • Accessories - Gamsol, Prisma Pencils, Cuttlebug and folder, Snowflake punch and Frosted Lace Stickles

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Case Study

Here is one last challenge card #13 before I run out the door for work. This is for The Case Study card this week. Here is the card we were to case.

Here is my card. I love making these poinsettias. Another Christmas card complete.

Here are the details:

  • Stamp - Sparkle n Sprinkle
  • Paper-White,Riding Hood Red,Olive-Designer Paper is from My Minds Eye
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart Leaf & Flower punch, Sizzlits little leaves

Now this was a real challenge

Here are the colors I had to work with over at Pals Paper Arts. This would be hard for a normal card but for a Christmas card. Oh My!!! Now they didn't say to make a Christmas card but that's what I'm working on so set out to make this work and I had the perfect Santa to start with. What do you think?

Here are the details: 

  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps from Stampin Back
  • Paper - Basic Grey,White, Sunny yellow and red- Designer paper were scraps in my box. Co. unknown
  • Inks - SU basic Grey and Memento Black
  • Accessories - Gamsol, Prisma Pencils, Nestabilities

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lets Ink It Up Challenge #6


this is our first monthly challenge.

Use anything you like that is recycled, could be the whole project or just bits of your project, just so long as there is something recycled on your project.

There will be 2 winners this month.

Sponsor Blurb - Whimsy Stamps is a family owned business and online store located in the United States. We carry a line of whimsical and fun rubber stamps made from deeply etched red rubber and mounted on EZ mount foam. We also have a digital stamp collection with new releases on the 1st of each month. We've recently added an online gallery for our DT and registered users where you can find lots of samples using our stamps. We also have an inspirations blog with daily postings and product info and our featured stamper Saturdays!

Prize Package - ₤15 voucher to Bunny Zoe Crafts (equiv to approx A$22.00)
Sponsor Blurb -  Bunny Zoe's Crafts is a family run business based in the UK.  We pride ourselves on our fast dispatch and excellent customer service.  We stock many popular rubber stamp brands, Personalised Stamps and have a great selection of Designer Papers, Ribbons, Embellishments, Buttons and 160 different charms!!!!  We ship worldwide too at competitive prices!
The home of Wags n Whiskers Stamps.

So stop on over to Lets Ink It Up and see what the design team has come up with and enter your creation for a chance to win one of these great projects..  

A couple more challenges

This first one is for The Stampin Bs: Use an animal in a die cut. Is this not a gorgeous image! Another of my new stamps. The flowers are from that blog candy I had told you about earlier from Sky Blue Pink.

Here are the details:
  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps from Stampin Back
  • Paper - White and Night of Navy
  • Ink - Memento Black and New Sprout
  • Acessories - Gamsol, Prisma Pencils, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug folders
Next we have the Mojo Monday Sketch and the challenge from The Play Date Cafe.  

The image is not new but I haven't used it a long long time. The background which was perfect I found in my stash. It is the Fossil Stone Technique.

Here are the details:
  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps from Stampin Back and the sentiment is Inkadinkado
  • Paper - White, Certainly celery and Pumpkin Pie
  • Ink - Memento Black- Copics R17,G21.BG10.E08,Y15,YG03,YR68- Distressed inks Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade
  • Accessories - Nestabilities, Spellbinder flourish die and SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings

Gots me some new stamps just in time for this weeks challenges

I haven't bought any new stamps for quite sometime so decided to treat myself. I was so excited when the package came I ordered more. Those should be here tomorrow so be prepared to see all my new rubber. This first card was for Paper Craft Star's Simon says challenge. I say was because when I went to upload it after hours of trying to figure out the layers the challenge had closed. I guess there is only a 2 or 3 day time limit. I will have to watch this the next time but I wanted to show you the card anyways. We were given the dimensions for the card and layers. Then you were to add a punch, buttons and ribbon.
        Here are the details:
  • Stamps - I Brake for Stamps
  • Card stock - white & Brocade Blue, Paper- My Minds Eye
  • Ink- memento Black and Copics R35,R37,R59,Y15,YG03,YG63G28,BG10
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart Punch, a corner rounder, Spellbinder Imbressibilities
This card is not for a challenge but the stamp is new. I won it in some blog candy. The prize came from the company Sky Blue Pink. They sell lots of embellishment type things. You'll see more in my next post. I was thrilled with the package I put together.The background is an old stenciled piece I had made. Didn't care for it and sprayed it with webbing and wha laa.

Here are the details:
  • Stamps - Tim Holtz
  • Ink - Archival Jet Black- Memento Summer Sky, Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk
  • Card Stock - White, Soft Sky and Glossy Black
  • Accessories - Silver Stickles and TomBow Markers
Here is one last farm picture. My husband loves those pigs and this one is sad and lonely because her roommate is on her honeymoon. So hubby was trying to show her a good time.