Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sketch time at Holly Jolly

Over at Holly Jolly this week it is Judy's turn to set the challenge, and she gave us this sketch to work with, and this is the card I came up with. Other than the sentiment, and die used to cut it out which is from Taylored Expressions. The rest of the card is made using Stampin Up products. I have used the new embossing folder Lacey Brocade, found in the holiday mini which was carried over, for the background, I embossed it using Versamark, then using gold embossing powder. The circle on the left was made with the cherry cobbler and always artichoke card stock, embossed with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, then the main image is from the Bells and Boughs  set, colored using the gold dazzle marker, and then the leaves and bow were water colored with  ink. I added the pearls from the basic pearls set. and to finish off the card I used the always artichoke seam binding ribbon.
Thanks for looking Cindy
I will also enter it into the following
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Water Play at Come and Get It

For this week at Come and Get It, we have a challenge set by Shell, she has asked us to use the theme water play, so interpret the way you wish, using all sorts of things, mermaids, fish, beach theme, what ever your fancy. Come join us for all the fun. I have used a little Mermaid for my image from Bugaboo, and have colored her with inks and added some glitter for the tail and bathing top, then added some Crystal Effects for the bubbles, really gives it dimension. I've put her onto a background of embossed bubbles, and added some scallops to make it like waves, but made them to compliment her suit. Thanks for looking
Will enter into the following challenges as well
My Time to Craft: Song or Movie ( The Little Mermaid)
Broken Box Stock: Birthday
Crafty Catz: Dies and Punches

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Die Cuts and Punches

This is my card for this weeks die cuts and punches theme at Crafting for All Seasons. It is a sponsored challenge by Kenny K, I've colored the image using Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade, and Cajun Craze. The sentiment was stamped in Lucky Limeade, and it has a glitter pen over it which can't be seen in the picture. The foam on the beer is liquid applique which I got from Close To My Heart demonstrator, and I've also used Crystal effects on the beer mug. I used the Extreme Elements and Cheers to you sets from Stampin Up, The cheers to you is the sentiment and the Extreme Elements is the design around the border of the top not die, which was cut twice and the first layer cut with snips around the perforated border. the sentiment was punched out then another die was used for the edging. I've added some paper from the well worn designer paper, and some buttons to finish of the card. Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges

craft -room challenge.  Anything for a man

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tic Tac Toe for Holly Jolly

Julie Bingo-001

Here is my card for the new challenge over at Holly Jolly. We have a tic tac toe challenge for you, the grid is here, and I used the diagonal part of the grid that has embossing, ribbon, and gems/pearls. I know you can see the gems I used, the ribbon is the tulle scalloped ribbon, that I used as the background and wrapped it around the upper layer of the card. The embossing is hard to see, but it is the ornament it is heat embossed using the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. The ornament along with the doilies behind it are all die cut after being stamped. All items on this card are from Stampin Up. The tulle, and the ornament stamps are now longer available, but you can purchase the rhinestones, the ornament dies, and use designer paper for it, and the stamp set that is used behind is Daydream Medallions. and they were cut with the floral frames dies, which can all be purchased here. Thanks for looking 
I will also enter it into the following
Merry Monday- Elegant Christmas 
Winter Wonderland- Most Wonderful Time of the  Year

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Colorful Challenge at Come and Get It

Julie's 02-17-13

Hi Everyone, This week at Come and Get It we have a color challenge for you. We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps and I am using a cute image that I got from them It is called Wee One: Balloon Girl , along with the Pennant Parade set from Stampin Up. The image was colored with aqua painter and inks, where as the pennants were stamped directly and then punched out with the matching punch. I also used a die from the Apothecary Accents Set, and used the brads from the sweet shop designer brads. 
Thanks for looking
I will enter this into the following challenges
Broken Box Stock, Birthday

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dies and Punches for Holly Jolly

Hi Everyone, at Holly Jolly this week it is Meighan's turn for the challenge and she is asking us to use at least 2 dies or punches on our creation, an easy challenge for sure, look forward to seeing everyone's work. We have a sponsor this week which is Bugaboo, the image I've used is called; Eggbert Snowballs. Isn't he cute. The colors I've used is Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Island Indigo, which is what I colored him with, adding the glitter for the snow of course, The sketch is from an old sketch I saved in my file. I have used square dies, scalloped edglit die, a scalloped circle die and a 1 inch circle punch and snowflake die for the sentiment, pretty easy huh. Well come and join us over at Holly Jolly, and thanks for looking
I will also enter my card into the following challenges
Christmas Card Challenges- Scallops
Jingle Belles: Snow Sleet Rain...
Sparkles Christmas: Anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs: Add Texture

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hearts it is for Come and Get It

Hearts is the theme at Come and Get It this week, and I have used the Hearts a Flutter set from Stampin Up for the banner and the heart on the banner, then I used the I (Heart) Hearts (retired) set from Stampin Up for the small heart in the bottle cap along with the Collage Curio stamp set for the background. the shape behind the bottle cap is a die from the Apothecary Accents dies from Stampin Up. and then the greeting is from the feel good set. The papers used are retired papers from Stampin Up as well. The colors are Rose Red, and Real Red, with a hint of Pretty in Pink.
Thanks for looking.

I will also enter into the following challenges
Two Sisters Challenge- Hearts
A Gem of a Challenge - Hearts/Valentines Day
Catch the Bug- Affairs of the Heart
Lady Ann Sentimental Fridays- must use sentiment  anything goes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Color Inspiration Challenge

This was the picture and colors we were given for a color inspiration challenge over at Crafting for All Seasons this week. I decided to do a floral birthday card, I used the new Secret Garden Set from Stampin UP along with the the framelits that go with it as well as the Itty Bitty stamp set and punch for the centers. The greeting is from on your birthday set that is retired. Anyway a fun challenge.  I've used the colors, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip and Pool Party.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Center Step Poinsettia

For this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges we are asking people to make step cards. For my card I chose to do a center step card. I've used the Be of Good Cheer Designer Paper, and the Christmas Blessings Designer Paper, along with Gold Embossing powder, and Garden Green ink and Raspberry Ripple ink and Ribbon. the card was made using the video from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts to make the center panel longer. I stamped and embossed the image onto very vanilla using versamark and embossed with gold and colored with aqua painter and inks. Stamped the sentiment from the set in Garden Green ink. the paper was cut and then mounted onto very vanilla, then mounted onto the garden green base. The center panel was put onto a Raspberry Ripple piece then a gold piece then onto the base.
Thanks for looking
I will also enter this into the following challenges.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sketch Challenge for Come and Get It

Cindy' 02-03-13Cindy's Card

This week we have a sketch challenge for you at Come and Get It Challenges, made by me. Well it's a fairly simple sketch and you can glam it up or just do the simple sketch that it is. For my card I  have used some paper flowers that were given to me at Christmas from a great friend of mine. I've also used the Mocha Morning Designer paper and the champagne glimmer paper. I also used the sizzlets die Beautiful wings. the sentiment is from a retired set called on your birthday. Thanks for looking
I'll also enter into the following challenges
One Stop Craft Challenge  Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays Anything goes
Sandy's Crafty Creations- Birthday

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sewing is the Theme

Sewing is the theme for this weeks Challenge at Fairy Tale Challenges, We also have a sponsor, Peppercus, which they supplied us with images, and papers. This is the little bird sitting in front of his bird house is one of their digital stamps, and the paper is a paper designed to go with it. I've colored it using Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Gumball Green with aqua painter, and I've stitched it to a piece of Early Espresso. and then this is put on one of the pieces of designer paper, and then onto another piece. a simple layout for sure. The sentiment is from a Close To My Heart set, called card sentiments. Thanks for looking

I will also enter this into the following challenges