Sunday, January 29, 2012

Anything but a Card Challenge at Come and Get It

At Come and Get It this week we have an Anything but a Card Challenge, So this is my project, it's a double page layout for the book I'm working on for my husband. It's the Klompenmakerij, which in English is the Wooden Shoe Maker. The pictures are of us in Best where we seen a gentlemen make the wooden shoes from the log off of a willow tree and through to the point of it drying out, then shown other ones that had been dried and were being either varnished or painted. The wood that is made into the shoe is wet when first starting the process, my husband is trying to blow some of the water out from a small hole, his brother is video taping him doing it, and his mom is also in the first picture watching him use the hatchet to shape the shoe from the original log. the final picture is my husband and I in the store beside the shop where they sell the shoes. I'm also going to post this one the sketches in tyme blog, as the layout is based on one of their sketches.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Another page to the book I started done. this is a place called Giethoorn, pronounced Geethorn, where we went to see, it is a town that was made famous in 1958 when they made a movie there. The neat thing is there are no cars allowed, in fact there are no roads in the town. You can travel there by walking, by bicycle, or by water, through the canals. The houses are the old farm houses made with the thatched roofs. Very pretty. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

CPS- Sketch

Here is my card for the CPS-Sketch. I used the new Bordering on Romance set. I colored the image with blender pen and inks, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight. the outer papers are from the Subtles pack of paper, the center piece is from the Beyond the Garden DSP the ribbon is the 5/8 Daffodil Delight satin. and the Sentiment is from the Petit Pairs.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sketch Saturday

Here is my card for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. Yeah I know it is a Christmas card, but I have an order for this year already for 100 cards. So I will need to work on them over the year, as well as make enough for a couple of shows I know I will be in this coming year as well. So you will see some Christmas Cards and others as the year goes by. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Faux Tile for Come and Get It

Hi Everyone, this week over at Come and Get It. Shell gave us the challenge of using the Faux Tile technique on our cards. It's a simple technique but messy. anyway my image was colored using inks and blender pen. before adding the Crystal Effects for the tile look. The colors I used were night of navy and cherry cobbler, I embossed the background and made the snowflake using the northern frost die and then stamped the greeting on a punched circle. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Monkey 92 Anything Goes

Last week I was the Monkey Princess over at A La Card Monkey for the previous weeks Challenge. So they asked me to be a guest designer for this week. the theme was anything goes, with the sketch. I decided to bring out some new goodies to play with. The stamp for the main image is from the Bordering on Romance set, and the greeting and image on the tag is from the Tiny Tags Set. The colors I chose, are Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzaz, and Ridinghood Red. The paper is new from the Occasions Mini Catalogue as well called Twitterpated. very pretty. and then I used the square lattice embossiong folder on the background. the ribbon is also the new pleated ribbon in Blushing Bride.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sketch by Leslie for Come and Get It

Hi Everyone, here is my take on Leslie's sketch for this week at Come and Get It Challenges. I decided to use the Beau Chateau Designer Paper, and I went with the Elements of Style set that matches the paper, and I used a greeting from the Whimsical Words set (retired), for my greeting. The colours I used are Rose Red Marina Mist and Early Espresso. I used the eyelet border punch along the edges, used my circle punches to cut out the greeting, and the beautiful butterflies die to cut out the butterfly, added some basic pearls, and some crochet trim to finish off the card. Thanks for looking

Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrapbook Started

I'm making a scrapbook on our trips to the Netherlands. My goal is to take the pictures of our trips from 1993, 1998, and 2002 and make a scrapbook on My Digital Studio. This is the beginning of the scrapbook. After I'm finished it I hope to give it to my husband on his 65th Birthday. So I have 2 years to finish it. As I want it to look nice and be a memory album for him as his family is from there, and are still living there, other than a few of the people in the book will be passed away such as his parents, I thought it would give him something special to keep. Thanks for looking, and please comment on what you think too. Love to hear what people are thinking. Cindy
Find more samples like this on My Digital Studio

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Mashup

This week is the first challenge of the year for the Friday Mashup, which was Holly's choice of doing Birthday cards, using pastel colours or chalks or a combination of both which is what I chose, For the image I inked it with versa mark then coloured with chalks, using Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi, I then backed it on to a piece of Marina Mist, stamped the greeting and added a bow with the wide striped ribbon. I used Elements of Style and the sentiment is from the retired set Watercolour Trio.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Year, New Challenges

Hi Everyone, this card I made for the A La Card Monkey Challenge, It's a sketch and your to use something that you have that is new, or new to you, so I chose the set that will be available at the end of the month during Sale-a-bration which is called Fresh Vintage, I also used the new designer paper from that catalogue as well. called Everyday Enchantment.
The colours I used are Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. I used the Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, along with the antique brads. The paper already looks distressed but I distressed it a bit more then I mounted it on the Soft Suede and ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, the greeting comes from the Pennant Parade set.
Thanks for Looking.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Come and Get It Color Challenge

This week at Come and Get It, it was Julie's Choice this month on the Colour Challenge, She chose, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip.  This is the card I came up with, I've used those three colours in card stock, punching out various circles, and mounting them onto a white background, I then ran it through the big shot with the square lattice embossing folder, that made my background. for my main image again I used all three colours in card stock layering them, I then used the Need for Speed set and the Happiest Birthday Ever stamp set to do the main panel. I stamped the plane in Chocolate Chip, then used aqua painter to colour in the blue areas with Marina Mist, and then I stamped the birthday greeting in Marina Mist on the Crumb Cake. It's a simple card, but effective for a male I think. What are your thoughts?
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone, This is my card done for the Come and Get It Challenges. It is coloured using rose red, cherry cobbler, soft suede, basic grey, the ribbon on the card, is the seam binding ribbon in rose red, and the gems are just a  little addition to spruce it up. The designer paper was a gift from a friend, so not sure where it is from, and the image is a digital stamp. Thanks for looking.