Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Feathered Friends for Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone, This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.we have a Tweet Christmas for you, the challenge is to use your feathered friends on your cards for Christmas. I chose to use the Beautiful Season set. I stamped it in Stazon and then water colored it with my aqua brush and inks. I used Basic Grey, So Saffron, Old Olive, Gumball Green, and Real Red. I stamped the bird a second time and water colored it again and popped it up.  I then mounted it on Real Red and put it on Naturals White. I stamped the greeting directly on the Naturals White. I then punched the Lace Ribbon Border punch out of Whisper white, then threaded some Old Olive 1/8 in ribbon through it and added some pearls. Thanks for looking, now go make a tweet card and share with us over at  Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge
 I will also enter this into the
Crafty Hazelnut Challenge- foilage
Christmas Card Challenges- Bling

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Flight of the Butterfly

 For my card this week for the Dynamic Duos challenge, I used the Flight of a Butterfly Stamp Set. It's a simple layout, with the butterfly stamped and punched out with the butterfly punch, and then smooched with frost white paint, gives it some shimmer. The rest of the card is very simple randomly stamped using the Marina Mist and the Bashful Blue. then I added the bow to the side of the card. The send panel is of Bashful blue, cut at 4.25 by 5.5 and then trimmed with the Adorning edgelit then this is put onto a base of Marina Mist. Thanks for looking

Window Cards for Come and Get It

For this weeks challenge at Come and Get It , Leslie is our host and has asked us to do window cards. Here is my take on this type of card. I have used the Because I Care set along with Oval All set. I have stamped the hydrangea in Stazon ink and water colored it with Rose Red, I did the leaves with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. I used paper from the Twitterpated Designer Series paper on top of the Old Olive Card Stock , and cut my oval out of the front of the card. I've added some butterflies made with the sizzlet Beautiful Wings, and added pearls to the flower, butterflies and the front of the card, I stamped my greeting and punched it with the Large Oval and layered it with the Scalloped Oval in Old Olive, which was placed on a piece of Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenge
Stamptacular Challenge - Looking through the window
Hybrid Chick- Use Pink

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Snow lady For Holly Jolly

The new Challenge at Holly Jolly this week is anything with ribbon. We have a new sponsor of our challenge, so go check it out. I have used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Pink Pirouette to color the snow lady, I've embossed the background and cut it into strips, then added some Pool Party seam binding ribbon and a snowflake and a couple of silver brads. I also used the liquid applique on her cuffs and hat to give it dimension and some glitter for the sparkle of snow. Thanks for looking.
I will also enter this into the following challenges.

A Lot of Rubber Stamps: Tic Tac Toe, Ribbon, Brads and diecut
Make it Monday: Anything goes
Winter Wonderland: Embossing
Festive Friday- Glitter

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Black and Yellow Fabulous Floret

This is my card for the Dynamic Duo's Color Challenge and the Stamping 411 Sketch
I've used Fabulous Florets, and Perfect Punches Stamp Sets. I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits, black brads, XL oval punch, the Scalloped Border Punch, and to finish off the card, I used 5/8 black Satin Ribbon. I've decided just to use the colors and not the dessert option of dry embossing. I think the card has enough without it. Thanks for looking. 
 I made the Showcase Blog Bling

Sketch Challenge at Come and Get It

Julie's Sketch

This week at Come and Get It we have a sketch Challenge for you, presented by Julie, We also have a new sponsor so go check it out.Thanks for looking.
I will also enter into the following challenges
Delightful Challenges: Add Ribbon
Pile it on: Mix your Patterns

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Festive Stockings

There is still time to play on the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, Our theme this week is stockings. I've used the stocking punch for this card along with the glimmer paper and the holly berry designer paper. I've again done the same as my original card but this time have used red instead of the blue, and the polka dots on the paper have glitter on them as well. Thanks for looking
Also entering this into the Festive Friday Challenge # 19 Product Challenge- glimmer or glitter.


The sketch and theme of the A La Card Monkey challenge is Joy, Nothing brings joy like a gift of a vase of flowers. It always brings a smile to the person who is receiving them. So this is where my idea came from for this week's sketch and theme. Thanks Terry and Shirley for inviting me once again to be a GD.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Christmas Stockings for Holly Jolly

Our Second challenge at Holly Jolly is hosted by Judy, and she has chosen a theme challenge, and that is Stockings, so she wants to see a Christmas Stocking or Stockings on your card this week. I loved the Stitched Stocking set and matching Punch by Stampin' Up, but sadly it hasn't been carried over. I have used both of these products for my card. I also used some of the beautiful glimmer paper, it's great stuff. I also used the Timeless type alphabet sizzlets for my letters. I  used the perfect polka dots embossing folder. I used Pacific Point and Silver for my card. I added some jingle bells onto the stockings with some dental floss. Thanks for looking I will also enter it into the following challenges.
Jingle Belles- Embossing
Phindy's Place- Christmas in May


Monday, May 14, 2012

Merry Monday Time

Here's my card for the Merry Monday Sketch this week I've used Marina Mist Night of Navy and Very Vanilla for my card. The stamp set is Snow Swirled Christmas. The designer paper is Beau Chateau. The ribbon is the soon to be retired Night of Navy 1 1/4 striped Grosgrain. I also used some blue rhinestones on the card as well. Thanks for looking  I will also enter this into the Jingle Belle's Challenge which is Embossing.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Color, Sketch and Technique Challenge in One Card

Here is my card for the for these three challenges I have used the Just Believe set, and the sentiment is from Watercolor Trio set. I've used the Colors Pool Party, Whisper White and So Saffron, the Pool Party Panels were embossed with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, the butterflies are cut from the embosslit butterfly wings die, the ribbon is the 1/2 in seam binding in pool party, and the paper is a retired paper called Tea Party from the 2009-2010 catalogue
Thanks for looking.

Color Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges

Over at Come and Get It this week we have a color challenge for you. Shell was the one that chose the colors this month. very pretty colors. Anyway this is my card using the sponsor's image, Isn't she sweet. I colored her with aqua brush and inks. The flowers were originally the vanilla ones from Stampin Up, that I had left, just put them into a small bit of water with re-inker color and let them dry. Anyway the sentiment is from Happiest Birthday set, which will be gone as of the 31st of this month. You would have to host a party to get it as it is a hostess set this year.
I'd also like to put this into the following challenges.
A la Card Monkey- Girlie Girl and Sketch
2 Sisters Challenge- Girlie Girl
Outlawz Challenge- Anything Goes twist Bingo-

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Card for New Christmas Challenge

Hi Everyone, I'm so excited to be a part of the New Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Our first Challenge is a color challenge, I've used the tedxmas stamp from Bugaboo for my card, as we are being sponsored by Bugaboo. I've colored the bear and the cocoa in early espresso using water coloring technique, and I've colored the mug in Always Artichoke, and the hat and word Joy in Cherry Cobbler, to add a bit of dimension to the card, I used crystal effects on the word Joy, I used liquid applique for the marshmallows and I added a rhinestone for his hat, and under the greeting. It was all cut and put into the spellbinders lacey squares frame.
I will also enter this into the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Letter B for brown, bear
A Lot of Rubber Stamps- Animals
Thanks for looking, and please go check out the other cards made by the designers

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge GD Spot

Hi Everyone, I was asked by the Unstampabelles challenge, if I would be a GD for their blog. I said yes. there is no stamping allowed, and they asked me to make a card that has a moving part. So this was the card I decided on, It is a penny slider pinwheel birthday card. I used the big top birthday paper, along with my word window punch and also a modern labels punch to put the sticker greeting. Go Check out what the rest of the ladies did and follow along

Thanks for looking

Let's hear it for the Boys/Men

Over at Come and Get It Challenges this week we have a theme challenge for you. I chose the theme this time around figuring that with Mothers being honored all over blog land I would be different. So I am asking everyone to make a card for a male in their lives, weather it be little guys or the big guys. I used the Lovely as a tree set, stamped it with Versamark and colored it with chalks. I cut it into a circle and mounted it on another circle, very simple. I used Chocolate Chip retired ribbon and the colors used were Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, and More Mustard. and a bit of Always Artichoke. Don't forget to check out the other designers blogs and give them some love too. We all love comments.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Bright Thinking of You

 Here's my submission for the Stamping 411 challenge. I've used the French Filigree, and Teeny Tiny wishes stamps. The designer paper is a long ago retired Sweet Always, the colors are Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, and Chocolate Chip. The flower was made with the daisies #2 die, and the embellishment is a retired corduroy button in Pumpkin Pie. The Pumpkin pie layer was embossed with Elegant Lines Embossing folder. Thanks for looking
I will also submit this to the following Challenge
Emergency Crafters:  Bold and Bright Challenge

Dynamic Monkey Challenge

Hi Everyone, This is a card I've made that combines the A La Card Monkey Challenge this week with the Dynamic Duo Color Challenge, I've used Lucky Limeade ribbon, scalloped squares, ink, scalloped oval, and plain card stock. I've also used Pool Party designer paper from the Sweet Shoppe Pack, 3/4 in circle punch embossed with dots, and bakers twine, I also used some whisper white. The stamp sets are Button Buddies, and A Word For You.
Thanks for looking Cindy

A Star is Born

I was asked to be a guest designer this week at A La Card Monkey, so this is my card, The sketch is above and the theme is anything goes. I just got this really cute baby onesies wheel and decided I had to try it out. I stamped the wheel on a some whisper white then colored them in with markers and cut them out, I found this paper in my stash that someone has given me, and thought it fit perfect for the card. I used daffodil delight ribbon along with a bashful blue button for embellishments, and then the sentiment was stamped then punched out with the word window punch and then mounted on a modern labels punch. and voila, Thanks for looking

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Skiing Penguin

Here is a card I've done tonight for the ABC Chrsitmas Challenge, I is for Icy, the inspiration photo is some penguins, so I used a skiing penguin from The Angel Company, along with the Lovely as a Tree set and the Snow Much Fun set for the greeting. I sponged on the snow and stamped the trees. The penguin was water colored with Real Red, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede. I cut him out and then this scarf, mitten and hat again and made it 3D. I used Liquid Applique on the Hat, and Mittens to give it dimension, added a snowflake, glimmer brad, and some red grosgrain ribbon to finish of the card.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Flutter of Pink

Here is a card I did for the Stamping 411 Challenge this week, I brought out a set that is retiring called Baroque Motifs, and also the Something to Celebrate set. The card is fairly simple but I like the pop of Melon Mambo against the vanilla and subtle colors around it.
Thanks for looking