Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone

I'd like to wish everyone, a very Merry Christmas, a safe and happy Holiday Season. I hope you enjoy the time with family and friends.
Thanks again for all your comments throughout the year, and I'll see you all on Jan 1st with a new card.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Birthday Flowers

Hi Everyone, well this is a card made for the A la Card Monkey Challenge, with Terry and Shirley. They have some simple sketches to use and a theme to go with them. It's a great challenge for all types of stampers, beginners to advance, so go over and take a look. Anyway I used the set Called Button Buddies on this card. The vase was stamped twice and cut out and put on with dimensionals to give it a 3d look, The flowers are buttons in perfect plum and rose red. ribbon is also rose red, it's the seam binding ribbon, love it. the sentiment is from Perfect Pairs. and I used the Striped embossing folder on the black background and added rose red paper to it, from the subtles stack of papers. I did the stripes up and down so it kind of reminds me of wainscotting. I finished off the card by adding some rhinestones to the vase, in the corner and on the sentiment.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Color Challenge at Come and Get It.

Our newest challenge at Come and Get It Challenges is a Color Challenge, Red, Green and your choice of a third colour.I chose white on this card. I love the simple elegance of this card. I used the Tree Trimmings set for the ornaments and the sentiment is from a Cardinal Christmas (retired). We will be taking a bit of a break for the Christmas Holidays after this week. Then we will be back on January first with a brand new challenge, and a sponsor for a gift for the winners.Thanks for Looking.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thanks so much

Here is my card for this weeks A La Card Monkey Challenge. It's been a while since I've been on their blog, Terri, and Shirley are great, you really should take a look at their blog. Anyway I've just been busy with shows, and a dinner that I was the organizer for which was held last night for 30 seniors, now things are slowing down again, I do have one more show next weekend, then that will be it for a while.
The card stock used is Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pool Party, The ribbon is the 5/8 Satin ribbon in Early espresso, I used the Triple Treat Flower Stamp to make the flower, punching out each layer, the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. Thanks for looking

Anything Christmas

Over at Come and Get It this week we have anything Christmas, This is the card I made for our theme. I used the cracked glass technique once again, stamped it in Soft Suede, then layered clear embossing powder over it and melted it and put in some glass glitter during the 3 layer, then added one extra layer before I cracked it. I then mounted it on Real Red card stock. I put it on to a piece of soft suede that I had embossed with the square lattice die, then did the ribbon treatment, which is just folding the ribbon back and forth to make 2 loops on either side, I tied it with string, then I made the centre piece. which is one of the Autumn spice buttons, with a layer of Real Red, and very vanilla, then stamped the holly from the Tags till Christmas set, and added the gold embossed sticker lettering, Peace, Love and Joy. Thanks for looking.
Cindy I will also enter my card into the following two challenges.

Simply Create Too
The Artistic Stamper

Monday, November 28, 2011

Quick and Easy Parchment Card

Here is a card I did today, It's a quick and easy parchment card, I used to do this craft before I started stamping and doing other cards. So it's kind of neat to get back into it again even if it is the quick and simple type. Anyway the elements were are pre printed on parchment so I just had to cut out, emboss them, then put them together with some dimensional glue. Thanks for looking. I've also entered it into the
Unstampabelles challenge

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Center Step Card

Over at Come and Get It this week, Julie has set our challenge and asked us to make a center step card, well this, is a first for me. Not as happy with it as I could be, maybe I will try another one later this week, if I do I will post it here. Anyway this is the card that I made. I used the Beautiful Season Set for the main image, and Holiday Happiness for the sentiment. the paper is from last years Deck the Halls. I bought the set digitally as I loved it and this way I can use it when I want, just print and go.The other paper is non stamping up.The ribbon is taffeta 3/8 in in Riding Hood Red. The image was coloured using inks and blender pen with garden green, always artichoke, riding hood red, soft suede, crumb cake  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hummel Christmas

This is a card I made this week, I've been doing some quick and easy cards, well relatively quick, anyway this is a M.J. Hummel picture done using the 3d paper tole, I love the images and they make great cards. Anyway found a new challenge which is right up my alley, as I normally don't post a lot of my none stamped cards here, as I usually post mainly challenge cards. I do over 400 a year, and I do from embroidery to 3d to stamping and also embroidery with beads, and every now and then I dabble in punch art, or in iris folding. So look forward to sharing more of these types of creations in the future. The snowflakes on this card are a die cut from the northern frost die and are put on with silver brads, and I used my mat pack and piercing tool to go around the layered edge to give it some more detail. I'll enter this into a new challenge I've just found called
Unstampabelles Challenges. 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone this week at Come and Get it we have a Sketch Challenge for you, it is a fairly simple sketch made by Leslie. I decided that for this week instead of making a stamped card I've done something I haven't done recently, which is a 3 dimensional one. I do these occasionally, and when I do craft shows I sell quite a number of them. This week's version of it is a little Morehead Angel, she's such a cutie.  All of the card stock and designer papers are from Stamping up, the ribbon from my stash, and the sentiment is from the teeny tiny wishes set. I'll also enter this into the Just us Girls Color Challenge, of Red White and Green.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Come and Get It Colour Challenge

Here is my card for our Colour Challenge over at Come and Get It. I used the Bells and Boughs set, along with the petals a plenty and snow burst embossing folders. The image was coloured with pencils and gamsol. The colours are Pretty in Pink, Night of Navy, and Whisper White. The image was coloured on Naturals white, and just to add a touch of bling, I used the silver glass glitter around the image. I also did another card almost Identical only changing up the colors a bit. Will post that one tomorrow.
Thanks for looking Cindy

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autumn Blessings

At Come and Get it Challenges this week, Shell has chosen the theme of Autumn Blessings. I decided to use the only image I hadn't yet from the new set from Stamping Up called Always Thankful. I used pencils and gamsol to colour the image, I paired it with some pumpkin pie, garden green and early espresso. The paper is from Spice Cake Designer Paper. Thanks for looking. I'd also like to enter this card into the following challenges

Craft your day away - Autumn
Dutch Dare Challenge- Thanks
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge- with thanks

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Anniversary card for Come and Get It

This is an anniversary card that I made for a customer of mine this past week.  She loved the card, but the best part was that she phoned me later to tell me that the recipient of the card just loved it and was so pleased, which of course made my day, so decided to showcase it here and on Come and Get It this week for Anything goes. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Paper Players 2nd Card

This second card using the sketch uses the Snow Much Fun set, along with the northern frost snowflake die, and the Snow Flurry and Square Lattice Embossing folders and 5/8 in basic grey satin ribbon. The colors used are Bravo Burgundy, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze. Thanks for looking

Paper Players Sketch

Both cards use the sketch from the challenge this week at the Paper Players Challenge. 
This first card I made uses some of the in colours: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Pear Pizazz. Along with the Just Believe set, the beautiful wings sizzlet die, the heart border punch, the word window, and modern label punch along with the teeny tiny wishes sentiment. The paper is retired from last year.

This second card using the sketch uses the Snow Much Fun set, along with the northern frost snowflake die, and the Snow Flurry and Square Lattice Embossing folders and 5/8 in basic grey satin ribbon. The colors used are Bravo Burgundy, Basic Grey and Baja Breeze. Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cracked Glass at Come and Get it

Over at Come and Get It this week the technique that Leslie chose was Cracked Glass. This is my card for it. I used the Welcome Christmas set. I stamped it in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla. I then used 3 layers of Thick embossing powder over it and heated each layer, then after the third layer I put one more on and while I was heating it I added some champagne glass glitter. Once that was done I waited for it to go to room temperature and the layers of the embossing powder that was melted cracks to give you the look of Cracked Glass. I then bordered it in Soft suede, and Cherry Cobbler. The base of the card is Soft Sued, on that is a layer of Crumb Cake, which I distressed the edges of it with Soft Suede, I stamped the greeting and then did the ribbon with the brad. Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Monkey Challenge #79 Holiday Cheer

Hi All This is my card for the Monkey Challenge this week, as guest designer. I've used Jolly Jingle bits and Riveting(retired), for the images and greeting, the paper is also retired, from last year. Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Over at Come and Get it this week we have a sketch challenge. I used the Beautiful Season set along with Petite Pairs. I colored the image using blender pens and Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink. The Designer Paper is Deck the Halls, which is still available through a digital download. I also used gold brads, Cherry Cobbler Satin Quilted Ribbon, Circle Scissors Plus, Movers and Shapers die to cut out the border label, and my curly label punch. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Spooky Cute at A La Card Monkey

Hi this week I'm a guest designer at A La Card Monkey. What a great Sketch and the the theme is Spooky Cute. The stamp set is Wicked Cool. The designer paper is Frightful Sight, and I paired it with the Rich Razzleberry 1 1/2 in striped Grosgrain ribbon. the spooky sentiment was cut with the decorative label punch, and I cut it again in grey to make the border as well. I colored the stockings with Rich Razzleberry, and then to finish of the card I added some amethyst nail heads. Thanks for looking

Monday, October 10, 2011

A La Card Monkey Challenge

Hi All:
I don't know who it was that came up with the sketch, Shirley or Terry over at A La Card Monkey, but I have to say wow. I am not a person to use much designer paper on my card, in fact I think two is normally my limit, but with this sketch I've actually used 4 different patterns, and I really like the way it turned out. Of course they are all from the Spice Cake Designer Series Pack,  The stamp sets are Day of Gratitude, and Happiest Birthday Wishes. I used Pool Party, More Mustard and Early Espresso. I also used the decorative label, Large Oval and 3/4 in. circle punch and the lace ribbon border punch, and antique brads. I'd also like to put this into the Stamping Up Only Challenge, which is for leaves this time around.
Thanks for looking.

Paper Players Color Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Friends. I hope you are all having a great day.
This is my card for the Paper Players Challenge, which is a color challenge this week using the colors: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Bravo Burgundy. I like everyone else at this time of year think of fall and the beautiful leaves and the colors outside, but I thought lets do something different than leaves for this challenge. I used the colors to create a birthday card, which I think is suitable for either male or female. I used the Up, Up and Away set, along with the Pocket Silhouettes set, the only color other than the three mentioned above is the clouds I created which I used Baja Breeze. Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Come and Get It Color Challenge

This week at Come and Get It, it's Shell's turn to come up with the Color Challenge, and it's Black Orange and Purple. I again used the wicked cool set, along with the spiderweb design embossing folder. I'd also like to enter this into the Friday Mashup Challenge this week, which is to be a Halloween card, or a Halloween card with the colors, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush and Lucky Limeade. This week I just managed to do the Halloween.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Stamping 411

The sketch at Stamping 411 this week is kind of unusual but a fun one none the less. Thanks ladies for the inspiration. I've used the Bright Hopes, and Petite Pairs set on my card. Using the colors Baja Breeze, and Island Indigo. Love that ruffled ribbon.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

JUGS Challenge

Just us Girls has a unique Sketch Challenge this week, with lots of elements. I thought it was great. here is my card, using Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Chocolate Chip. The Paper is the Beyond the Garden Designer Paper, The stamp set is Sincere Sentiments.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Black, Pool Party and Sarah Sand

Definitely an interesting color combo. That's the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. I must admit it looks very striking together. For my card I've used, Upsy Daisy and Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Thanks for looking

Monkey Challenge #76

Hi Everyone, I'm back again with another Monkey Challenge. This week we can pick our own theme but go along with the sketch. So I've decided to do a male card. Left off the greeting figuring I can add it when needed, The stamp set used is Need for Speed, Colors, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip. Colored the image of the ATV with my blending pens and ink. Used the Square Lattice, and Hounds tooth Embossing Folders, along with some Hemp Twine and a Crumb Cake Button.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just Add Ink Color Combo

Well I was just blog hopping tonight, looking at some of the challenges, and I came across the Just Add Ink blog, which I've not been there in a while, and they had  a Color Combo for their challenge.

In this photo you can't see the vanilla shimmer mist used, I scanned a small portion to show you how pretty that shimmer mist is. It is the same card I promise, but of course a scan always changes the colors  which is why I don't like to scan anything anymore. Thanks for looking

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Happy Halloween at Come and Get It

Come and Get it Challenge this week is Halloween, befitting for the month of October. Anyway this is the card I made for the challenge. I used the Greeting Card Kids set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Wicked Cool. I also used the Spider web embossing folder, really cool. The image was colored using inks and a blender pen. Thanks for looking. Don't forget to go look at the other DT samples great job ladies.


Friday, September 30, 2011

Triple Treat Flower

Well this is my final post as the Guest Designer for the Friday Mashup Challenge. My month has come and gone, but I must say it was a blast. Thanks ladies for all your encouragement and for your wonderful comments along the way. Anyway onto my card. The Colors are Early Espresso, Pool Party and More Mustard. The designer paper is called Spice Cake. The stamps I used are the Triple Treat Flower, and also the greeting is from the new hostess set called Happiest Birthday wishes. Thanks again for looking and thanks again to all the wonderful ladies at Friday Mashup, I'm sure I'll see you around as I'll still be doing the challenges.
Thanks again.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fabulous Floret

Here is the card I did using the Freshly Made Sketch this week. This is not what I had in mind for this sketch so I may do another one, of what i wanted to do, when I figure it all out. but I'm happy with the results of it.
I'd also like to enter this into the Southern Girls Challenge for anything goes. Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch

This is the result of the sketch from Stamping 411. I decided that I would incorporate some of the new in colors this time on my card. So the flowers are done with Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Chocolate Chip. The grass is Old Olive. The stamps used are Baroque Motifs, Perfect Pairs, and Inspired by Nature. Accessories: pearls and Calypso Coral Ribbon Beautiful Wings Embosslit. Card Stock: Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Calypso Coral, Inks: Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive. Thanks for looking have a great day. See you tomorrow with some swaps I've been making for a demo only event I'm going to this weekend with Heather Summers in London, ON. 

Thanks to the ladies at Stamping 411 for featuring my card in the Stamper's Showcase this week.