Sunday, December 12, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - DONE!!


Well here I am again ....busy 12 days as for the first time I did the 12 tags with Tim Holtz and what FUN that has been!!! I have learned so much in the last 12 days - WOW!! And then today in my advent calendar box the note from my wonderful husband that said "if I could give you a display of my affection you could tag it however you feel, either that or I am sure you could puzzle it out" and there by the Christmas puzzle on the dining room table was a frame for my tags so they can be displayed!! Thanks Rick and thank you Tim for sharing your genius with us crafters!! If you have not looked at his tags click on his name and see :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just in Honor of Tim Holtz and Distressing Fun






Well I know that I am not the only one who is excited to see what Tim Holtz has on his blog tomorrow as the 12 Tags of Christmas begins!! ....so I decided to share with you some fun I have been having with his dies and inks and a mixture of stamps. I love creating this look as it turns out different each time even using the same inks - so thanks for the inspiration Tim and I look forward to learning some new techniques and having fun the next 12 days!!!! I sure have had fun with the snowman die :)!!!!

Mojo Monday Fun

I changed the sketch just a bit but still followed the elements that were required... I think :) It was a great sketch and fun to work with - thanks!! The image is from Stampaive by Sarah Kay (definitely one of my favorite stamp lines for sure!) The pattern paper is Bo Bunny's new Valentine's line called "Crazy Love" (love pink and brown together). And of course the help of Spellbinders and Cuttlebug for some shapes to use!! I distressed with Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar by Tim Holtz (yeah 12 tags start tomorrow on his blog)
Copics that were used: RV10,13 and E000,00,30,31,33,35,37,39 and YR0000 around the image.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas with No Red or Green by Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge

Always fun when you see that you have a card waiting in the wings at the right time :) I had designed this for a class that I taught recently and had fun with it as it was different colors to use for Christmas and then fun to vintage it up some!! I love the images from Stampavie and this girl so reminds me of "Holly Hobby" when my daughter who is now grown was young!! (dating myself). I think I can get this card in on another challenge as well at Wild Orchid for the Old Fashioned Christmas or Vintage card Challenge so that is a bonus too!! What a good day to be back blogging and then I get to have Bible study with good friends :)
So products that I used for this card are:
Spellbinders die cut - oval and scalloped ovals
EK Success snowflake border punch
Tag die cut from Cuttlebug
Tim Holtz edge distresser
Distress inks - Stormy sky, Pumice Stone and Aged Mahoganny
Pattern Paper is Bo Bunny
Copics: B91,95,99 and E50,51 and W00,0,1,3,5 and RV93,95,99 and YG91
I had lots of fun making this card and hope you enjoy it too!!
Oh bonus this can go in another challenge too at one of my favorite spots .....
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - and the challenge is "non traditional Christmas colors
And also this card qualifies for... (if you missed this in all the words above)
Wild Orchid Challenge - Old Fashioned or Vintage Christmas
So how fun is that? :) ... let me tell you lots of fun!!!

Friday Sketcher's

Wow - you know as a blogger that you have been too busy when you have not blogged for a few weeks!!!! So yeah I am back again and in the midst of Christmas things to do I want to take time and relax and make cards for fun!!! So thanks for the challenge and the motivation to get going again!
So what did I use for this card:
Tim Holtz Brackets edge die cut
Sizzix embossing folder
MFT stamp - these girls are too cute!!
Stickles, rhinestones, flowers
Pattern paper is My Mind's Eye
Copics used: E50,51,53,55 and BG11,13 and RV32,34 and YG11,63 and C00,0 for shadowing under image and BG00o to color the flowers that were white to start. I edged the image with SEI Tiffany ink.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lily of the Valley Challenge - "For the Girls"


How fun to just make a card that is "girly" - thanks for the fun challenge!! I am counting the days until I can order the new release stamps from Lily of the Valley!!! I am loving my flourish die from Tim Holtz it comes in handy so many times :). The pattern papers are from Imaginisce and SEI. I added some flock to her fur on the hat makes it fuzzy to touch! The small snowflakes are an old punch from Marvy and of course some Spellbinders!
Copic colors used: RV11,32,34 and BG10,11,72 and E50 and E30,31 and BG0000 and G20 and YG63 and a touch of R05 for her cheeks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stamping in Time Challenge - Embellishments

So my favorite embellishment ...... I love using flowers and love adding rhinestones when I can (and many other things too) - but for today I will say flowers are my favorite :) The paper is from Basic Grey the Capella line, the flourish is cut with Tim Holtz's die cut, the flowers are from Prima and the rhinestones and pearls are Kaiser. Now the stamp set that I used from Our Daily Bread is called "You will find refuge". This card was a request from a friend for her daughter's birthday and it just right as she is one of the worship leaders at our church - so her mom wanted something spiritual and to do with music - I sure hope she likes it!!

Birthday Wish for a Little Boy

Almost too late getting this in ... but oh well the sketch was fun and a friend had asked for a birthday card for her grandson, so I thought I would use this cute boy and do double duty making the card and getting in on the challenge :)!! The pattern papers are older ones from Bo Bunny, lots of buttons from Basic Grey and the help of Spellbinders and of course my copics and this should be a card she is happy to give.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Birthday Challenge


Having fun with the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and also taking part in the Friday Sketcher's challenge with this card! I love the Sarah kay stamps from Stampavie that you can purchase from one of my fav online stores 7 Kids College Fund ( a great store). The paper is a mix of Crate, Memory Box, Echo Park and Bazzill. I lpove using the Tim Holtz flourish die cut - just comes in very handy!! And who can do cards with out the use of Spellbinder dies?? - NOT ME!! And yes of course I colored with my copics :) And for a little girl I used quite a few markers so not going to list them all this time (if you want the color choices just let me know) Thanks for the fun challeges to play with!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Teddy

I had just made this the other day and turns out that it qualifies for a couple of different challenges that are going on - bonus!!! The adorable bear is from All That Scraps online store and it is "Milton with Stocking" from Wild Rose Studio. After coloring him I dabbed a cut up cloth with copic blending solution to make him look fuzzy and then added flocking to his stocking so it feels fuzzy :). The snowflakes were cut from a few different punches and Spellbinder dies and then added some glitter to some of them. The pattern paper is from Imaginisce "Christmas Cottage" line.
Copic colors used: R24,27,29 and YG63,67 and E30,31,33,35 and W2,4

Challenges that this card qualifies for:
Pile It On Challenge #42 - Soft Holiday card
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 22 - Winter Wonderland

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lily of the Valley Challenge - Winter Fun



With some snow on the ground when I headed to the gym bright and early this morning here in Calgary it was easy to feel like putting on the finishing touches of this card today for the fun "Winter Fun" challenge!! Now the pattern papers that I used were bits an pieces I had in my Christmas box from last year and maybe even the year before...... so not too helpful in telling you what those are :). The snowflakes were from a Martha Stewart punch with some pearls added to the center of them for fun. Some rhinestones for a bit more bling and some pearls added to the ribbon (I liked that), a "Merry Christmas" from Artful Stamper and fun copic coloring with stickles added at the end and on a new Spellbinders "Lacy Squares" and there you have it "Winter Fun" for sure!! Thanks for the great challenge using these adorable stamps :)
Copic colors used:
E40,42,43 and B01,04,06 and R22,24,27 and G24,28 and B0000

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stampavie Challenge - Spooky Colors


Well hello bloggers!! If I figure it all out okay this card will be part of a few challenges...so we will see how computer savvy I can be today :)!! The layout for this card is from the Friday Sketcher's Challenge and then I saw as I was checking out Betty's blog that this card could also be part of the Halloween Color Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - and then I saw that is also fits in the challenge on one of my favorite places to look and shop on line at 7 Kids College fund blog as the challenge is "flowers and layers" - so what fun is all of that - let me tell you very fun and it all started with the challenge from Stampavie to use "spooky colors" this time around!! The stamp I used is "Chloe watching the trees in the autumn wind" from Stampavie by Sarah Kay (one of my favorites for sure). The pattern papers are from EP (Echo Park) the Happy Halloween line. I put my Spellbinder new Lacy Oval die to use and also the flourish die from Tim Holtz for the swirls, a few Prima flowers and some rhinestones and of course my copic markers for coloring and there you go!!
So as mentioned earlier, challenges that this card is entered in are:

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge

Well another first challenge to enter .... I am thinking there are an endless amount of challenges that I have never entered and will never get the time to enter ... but it is always fun to find a new one and give it a go :) So this was a great layout challenge and since I love layers this was extra fun for me and then I also got to color with my copics so all is well!!! The pattern papers that I used were from my scrap box so no idea which company they were from.
Copic colors that were used: R05,30,32 and BG10,32,34,72 and Y21,26,28 with some E30 for her hair and E50,51 for skin tones.
Thanks for a fun layout to work with!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Sketcher's Challenge #124



Well it felt a bit like Christmas here in Calgary today for a few hours...as there were little white flakes falling on the city for a bit today.(and yesterday it was 23 celsius and today 4....) Okay now all you Americans can go figure out what the temperature really was here in Calgary :)
Anyways this was a fun challenge and always fun to color with my copics and always fun to use a Sarah Kay stamp from Stampavie!! I made good use of my Spellbinders for this challenge for the image and also for the tag which is slipped in behind the image - I made mine so that it can be pulled out and you can see that on the bottom photo. I also used my Spellbinders for the little tree and ran it through the Cuttlebug to emboss it and make it look more "tree like". The pattern paper is from Basic Grey's "Jovial" line. After I colored the image I distressed all around it with Tim Holtz's "Antique Linen" ink and I also edged the sentiment on the tag with the same ink. The edge of the tag I used the distress tool from Tim Holtz and edged the red with Vintage Photo ink ...so this card has some cutesy and some vintage married together ... I like it. Let me know what you think. Fun challenge from Friday Sketcher's Challenge, with a great layout by Aud to use!!!!
Copic colors used: YG91,93,95,97 and R24,27,29 and E00,11,30,33,35,53,55,57







Our Daily Bread Challenge


Well this is a new challenge for me to enter - so that was fun. And it was fun to do a challenge with embossing powders being the main element :) So what I did was to stamp the flourish first and emboss it with clear embossing powder from Tsukineko and then I stamped the sentiment both of which are from Our Daily Bread stamps I then covered the whole scalloped paper with Versamark ink and used Whispers - Holographic embossing powder on it and got this soft and and glittery covering!! Add some pretty papers from Crafty Secrets and some flowers from Prima, some lace ribbon and a few butterflies and I think it became a very feminie looking card.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just to share with you.





Hello blog visiting people!! I just wanted to share a few more of my "distress" playing cards that I have been doing this last week. Hope you enjoy and maybe they give you some ideas too. Okay I do admit that the goodies from Tim Holtz are very fun to play with too :)

Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge - Distressing


This is fun and challenging for me.... if you follow my blog at all you have noticed that "copics and kind of cutesy" are more of what I do. But I am trying to learn new things (and they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks - HA!!) - I laugh at those who say that :). Okay enough of my rambling I have been having fun getting addicted to Tim Holtz products too ( my friend Kate says YEAH!!) So when I saw the challenge for distressing I thought ... I can do that. So here it is.
The image stamp is Tim Holtz, the phrase is from a Verve set and I like them together. The paper is from a great 6x6 pack from Kaiser called Secret Bird Society. I love the small pads and have a few (she says quietly) on my shelf!! Thanks for the challenge!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mojo Monday

Well it has been a few days since I got something new up here. I decided to go with the layout challenge at Mojo Monday to get my creative ideas flowing. The stamp is a new one from Stampendous and very fun to color and add some glitter to. I decided it that with the papers from the Basic Grey, "Jovial" line that distressing both the image paper and the pattern paper just made good sense to get the "right" look!! I used Shabby Shutters around the image from Tim Holtz and Dew Drop, Hint of Pesto on the patterned paper and other cardstock. I colored the ribbon with my copics to get the right color - got to love that!!
Copic colors used were: YG91, 93, 95 and Y00, 21, 33 and E07, 09, 15, 39
Fun getting some Christmas done early (this card will be part of the fun class at my place in October)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

Great sketch from the ladies at All That Scraps!! I decided to use one of the stamps that is sold in the All That Scraps on line store, from My Favorite Things and used a sentiment from C.C. Designs Christmas sentiment pack. The pattern papers are new from Bo Bunny this year called "Winter Joy" (love Bo Bunny papers) and what fun to make a Christmas card with different colors!! I embossed the white strip with the snowflake emobssing folder from Cuttlebug and scalloped the edge with an EK Success punch. Spellbinders were used for the image one of the scalloped rectangles and also used the scalloped circle die for the circle. I added diamond stickles to the snowflakes by the image and turquoise stickles for her buttons. Some sparkly snowflakes that I have had for awhile and some rhinestones for bling add to the fun!! If I keep making Christmas cards maybe I will be ahead this year.... :)
Copic colors used: V12, 15, 17 and BG0000, 000, 10, 13 and YG21, 25 and E31, 50, 51 and R22
...not snowing in Calgary but it is in the mountains and they are not too far away ... not snow already!!

7 Kids Challenge #4 (....hmm feeling like fall!!)

What fun ... not too hard to be inspired to make a fall type card here in Calgary when it is only 5 Celsius and raining today. And what is more fall than "apple picking". This was a fun sketch to work with and you need to see all the great cards that their Design team made - wow!! When I saw the Apple Cider line of paper from Imaginisce this fall and knew that I already had the "Apple Emma" stamp from C.C. Designs which you can buy at the 7 Kids online store ...well it was a match for sure!! I cut the shape behind her with my Cricut and the Cindy Lou cartridge (it is great). I stamped the fence (also a C.C. design stamp) on the white circle and colored with mu copics, then I colored her and very carefully cut her out (not for when you need to make a card in a hurry). I did the sentiment with my computer so it said just what I wanted. I had fun and maybe this gives you some ideas too.
Copics that I used: E07, 09, 15, 19, 21, 31, 50, 51 and YR21, 23 and YG63, 93 and R05 and B0000

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday

This was a good challenge when I could finally got the time to do it ... hmm maybe I need to "go ahead and put my feet up". The challenge was to make a card that was a get well card - thinking of you type card .... well I have lots of friends and I know there are so many women out there who need to take a break and know that it is okay to be put their feet up when they are sick and when they just need a rest!! So this was made with all of you in mind!! (and sometimes female cards don't need to be all "girly" looking). Yeah for Spellbinder dies and my cuttlebug for some shapes and texture for this card and thank you to my faithful copic markers that always make coloring fun!!

House Mouse Challenge #78

What a fun challenge..... now if you have read about this challenge then you know that it is a sketch and also it is their celebration... NOW before you decide that this card has nothing to do with celebrating let me explain two reasons that it does. 1) there is nothing better to celebrate than a friend you can relax with and 2) after you have celebrated you have a friend to crash with!! So see it has lots to do with "celebrating". (that is my story and I am sticking to it) :)

And my count on the cheese was .... nice try you have to count them yourself ... LOL!!!

The papers I used are older Kasier papers, the flowers are from Prima. I am pretty sure that the sentiment stamp is from C.C. Designs and of course colored with copics ...but it was colored awhile back and patiently waiting to be made into a card and I did not write down the colors I used...sorry. I added some "stickles" to the flowers for a bit more bling. Hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Stampavie Challenge #32


Great sketch Marga!! I love lots of layers of paper so this was fun for me :) I thought using the fall type colors that I could give this to someone I care about at Thanksgivng which is just around the corner for us Canadians. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's line called, "pyrus" and the colors are great for autumn cards. The sentiment stamp is from C.C. Designs and of course the cute image is a "Sarh Kay" from Stampaive.
Copic colors that were used: E00, 01, 21, 42, 44, 50 and BG 11, 72 and Y21, 26, 28
...and to think I wondered what I would do with so many earth tones!! (LOL)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge


The challenge this week was "purple.... cream..... brown" - fun colors to work with, but I admit that I took too long deciding what to do and which paper to use. I have had this stamp from Penny Black for awhile and decided that it was time to use it!! The paper is an old Basic Grey line called Wisteria and it was good for this challenge. I also made use of a music stamp that I have had to just add some character to the card. The ribbon is new from Hero Arts and worked nicely with this card's look.
Copics that I used: E21,31,34,41,50,51,55 and RV91,93,95,99 and YG91,93 and B91,93 and R21
Do you notice that in most of the colors I was using the high number ones and they are more subtle in some ways as they have more grey in the color.
Thanks for a fun challenge!!

Farm Fresh Friday - Rule of 3's


This challenge the rules were to use 3 papers and 3 different embellishments ...so I have a flower, a ribbon and pearls. I have loved this girl from the set called "Darling Sisters" from The Greeting Farm for awhile!! When Cosmo Cricket came out with their new mini sets the colors in both the "Togetherness" and the "Pixie-Licious" packs called out to me to be paired up with this sweet girl and give her that very "culural" look with bright colors!! I was happy with how she turned out and decided to give you a closer look at the coloring :)
Copic colors that I used were: V12,15,17 and R32,35 and YG01,03,93 and E25,49,50,51 and a touch or R21 for her cheeks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

7 Kids Challenge #3


This card was so much fun to make - I love the images from Stampavie this one is called "Fannie's Cuddle by Sarah Kay, these are so easy to get from the 7 Kids on-line store!! The challenge was a "recipe" which I had never done before so that was good to do, the recipe is to use: 1 image from 7 Kids store, 2 Designer papers (the ones I used are from the pack by Graphic 45 called Baby and Bride Collection), 3 flowers, and 1 sparkly item. So you can have more than one sparkly item but there does have to be at least one - so for my sparkly items, behind the lacey flower border from Martha Stewart punch I used the awesome Glimmer Ritz glitter to get sparkles. I also took one of the punch outs that came with the paper and addded lots of Close to My Heart "liquid glass" and some rhinestones from Prima along the side. The frame around the image is cut with my Cricut with the "Cindy Loo" cartridge - it is a great one to have!! She was colored with my copics and I lost the piece of paper that had the colors on it - oops!! I wanted the card to be soft and on the Victorian side for style. Hope you like it!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Farm Fresh - Friday

Well this is my first time to enter this challenge and I am really hoping I can figure out how to upload this card in the right place for the challenge :) Wish me luck ...also any chance you are reading this and not a follower yet...love to have you follow me (promise not to lead you astray, just lead you to want to make cards ..LOL) Okay this was a fun challenge to do and I started out with one group of patterned papers and was not happy and totally changed it as I wanted the brown and turquoise to stand out. Papers are from October Afternoon, except the larger dot paper .. not sure where that is from. The sentiment stamp is from C.C.Designs and the girl is from the Miss Anya collection (which I love). A little help from Spellbinder dies and a couple of punches and I got the look I was after.
Copic colors used were: E50,51,31,25 and BG0000,45,49 and RV32,34 and G20 and R21

I had fun with this one :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - "Make a Splash"

Good thing about cool days is that you get extra card making done!! So another new challenge for me with stamps that I think are so fun "House Mouse" the challenge was to "make a splash" so there had to be water somewhere in the image. I think this little guy under the daffodil is so cute! It is called "Gentle Rain" and obviously the sentiment is House Mouse too :)
I used patterned paper from SEI, Maya Road chipboard sprayed with Glimmer Mist, Prima pearls and of course my copics and this is one that was colored and waiting to become a card and did not keep the paper with which colors I used. Hope you enjoy and have a mice day too!!! Thanks for the fun challenge!!
"hugs"

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - "Lovin"

Well summer love... so I took my photo so there was some sunshine (even though it is not a summer temperature outside) shining in to add to the whole theme. I do love this stamp called "the park bench affair" and it shouts "lovin" for sure!! The patterned paper was from my scrap box so not sure which company it is from. I made the scalloped border edge with my Cricut and the "Holiday Cakes" cartridge - love it!! Added some rhinestones, pearls and flowers!! I inked the border with Tim Holtz distress ink "Wild Honey".
Copic colors used were: E000,00 30, 31, 33, 35 and B0000, 00, 02 and YG00, 01, 03 and YR07,12, 15, 21 and R21
Also used a Cuttlebug die for the sparkly hearts :)
Very fun challenge thanks ladies!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday Challenge

Merry Christmas!! Now it was cool today here in Calgary but not snowing yet ....LOL!! As a gardener I would not think it funny if it snowed this soon. A Christmas challenge - way to get me making my earliest ever Christmas card - thanks!! Had to go digging for my Christmas card making supplies - so this is not my most detailed card but I do love the Penny Black hedgehogs and this Reminisce paper that I had from last year or year before teamed up for a "blue" Christmas card. The edge punch is from Martha Stewart and the sparkly snowflakes I think are Hero Arts. Yes I used my copics and oops did not write down the colors. Got me thinking Christmas cards now and will find all my goodies :) Oh yes the sentiment is a rub on from Bo Bunny that I bought a few years ago - love their rub-ons!!

Back to School Challenge with Stamp Something

Hi there ladies!! Thanks for the fun challenge - as a day home person I am very aware that the kids are back in school this week as the kids I watch are drifting back in the doors of our home!! Although I must say we did not get enough hot summer days here in Calgary to say that summer is coming to an end ..... :(
Okay enough about my summer woes - this was a fun challenge and fun to find this blog and their challenges!!
What I used this time:
Stamps - MFT (isn't she so cute?)
Patterned paper - October Afternoon
Cuttlebu emobssing folder
Spellbinders
Basic Grey brads
Copics - Y15, Y25, Y11 (blended out for the chalk board), E50, E21, E53, E55 BG10, BG13 R21
...the cute Scrabble letters my hubby found for me when we were in Archivers in Denver!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Stampavie Challenge 31 (and All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge link is in post)

Okay I have not tried to link two challenges at once before, so first I am hoping that the links work (I will check them out after I post...) and secondly it was a good brain challenge to put the two of them together!!

Stampavie Challenge #31 http://www.stampavie.com/dt/2010/08/23/sav-challenge-31-a-color-challenge

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge http://atsblog.typepad.com/wednesdayschallenge/



So for the Stampavie challenge it was a color challenge and those are fun to do!! I did notice that I had used this little girl for another challenge lately too ... oh well she is getting good use - I like her :)

For the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge it was to use crinkled ribbon. Now I did not get my ribbon to crinkle as much from the way they showed it could be done on a video ...but with some good strong double sided tape I used an idea that I had seen somewhere and crinkled my ribbon along the tape and I like the effect that I got.

So what I used was:
Stamp - Sarah Kay from Stampavie and sold at All That Scraps
Spellbinder dies
Swirl stamp - not sure but I think it is an older Autumn Leaves set and I added rhinestones
Pearls and flowers - Prima
Patterned Paper - Memory Box "frond" line
Copics - Y000,Yoo,Y11,E50, E51, E42, E43, BG10, BG32, G40 and R20

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday Sketchers Challenge #116


Awesome layout designing ladies!! Now anyone who has a dog knows full well that your dog can just about always make you smile - right?? Come on card making dog owners you know that is true :). So of course that is why this sentiment sticker from SRM from their great package called 'Thinking of You" is right for this great image from Stampavie by Sarah Kay. The papers are from Memory Box the "gossamer" line and I love the 6x6 pads for cards!!! A little bling, ribbon and some flowers and this card coloured with my copics is "all girl"!! With the help of Spellbinder dies, the stub corner punch and Creative Memories circle cutter and that is it for this one!!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Every now and then I like to stretch myself out of my comfort zone with my copic markers and lately that has meant playing with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks. I love this Penny Black stamp "letters and flowers" and it does lend itself nicely to using the distress inks!! The colours that I used were Stormy Sky and Scattered Straw and those combined nicely with some paper from October Afternoon and some Prima flowers and bling!! The lace was some that I picked up last summer at Stampers in Victoria and it is gorgeous!! Thanks you fine ladies at Penny Black for the great layout to get me thinking today!!

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday Challenge

Now this was a great challenge theme - make a card that is inspired by a song!! So for those of you who are older you will know the song from Hank Williams called "Hey Good Lookin" and for those who are younger you are wondering who is Hank Williams?? Now let me clarify that I am not so old as to be a Hank Williams fan but old enough that I had heard of the song. So when I saw this challenge and knew that I had this image coloured but not made into a card ..... what better time. So thanks for the fun ladies at Sassy Studio :)

In case you are wondering the next line of the song is "How about cookin something up with me" - I know how corny right... but it fits the image. The paper I used was from SEI and some Basic Grey buttons and a bit of Prima bling.... and a few copics :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge SSS69

Thank you for the great card layout to play with!! We have had a couple of days this week in Calgary that have been a bit cool so in going with how it felt outside I used this cute image from Stampavie called "Looking Chic" and combined with the paper from basic Grey called "capella" there were fun colours to play with that kind of had a fall feel to them :). Some lace from "Stampers" in Victoria and and some embellishments all add to the look of a detailed card that make it fun to play!!! Hope you like it and get out your copics and colour too.......

7 Kids Challenge #2


Oh yeah!!! Another challenge from 7 Kids - that is a happy thing for me as I love that web store and the cards the design team are doing are great inspiration. One of my favorite stamps to colour are the ones from C.C. Designs and this one is "Nora on a Swing" and with just a little bend in the paper she can look like she is really swinging! The papers that I used are from Pebbles the "Twitterpattered" line. Add a few prima flowers and some punched out butterflies, wings bent so they are flying too and the flower border punch from EK Success with a few rhinestones and you have a card ready to swing into someone's hands and brighten their day :)
...and yes copics to colour with!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC80)!

What fun to do something different .... yes that means I did not use my copic markers at all on this one :)!! It was a color challenge and so I decided to start playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks - and that was very fun to do. So the background colours are all done with inks and they are the colours we were to use - the paper was ivory before all the inks went on. So I thank you Silke for the fun challenge. This is my first time to do a challenge for Flourishes and it was great!!
Supplies used:
Paper - Basic Grey Lemonade line
Stamps - Flourishes "Coffee with Friends" set
Inks - Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Old Paper

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stampavie Challenge #30

Yeah I found the challenge from one of my favorite stamp companies!!! Thanks for the challenge and the great sketch!! This little cute country girl from Sara Kay teamed up really nicely with the Basic Grey Lemonade paper and with the help of a few punches from EK Success and Marths Stewart this was a fun card to put together!! And for those who don't know me yet - the coloring is with Copic Markers!!

Enough challenging for a few days I am off to see my grandsons in Saskatoon!! YEAH :) - happy grandma!!

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday

A fun challenge again... theme was dots and spots - polka dots. So when I saw the dotted paper from Stamping Up and the cupcake image... well what else could I do but put them together and give the icing on the cupcake lots of sprinkles with the Sakura Glitter pens after I colored with my Copic markers!! Amd once again I just happened to have the perfect phrase stamp to go with it!! Thanks ladies for the fun challenges!!

7 Kids Challenge



Okay I added the purse card here too, the other post was done last week and that is where all the encouraging comments I got are - thanks!! If you want to see the details for the purse card, just scroll down on my blog and you will see it - I made this card later and tried to post it separately on the 7 Kids Challenge Blog but that did not work so that is why two separate postings on my blog.

Okay I have a confession to make.... last week I was so excited to see the 7 Kids Challenge up that when I read it, I thought that it said "every Wednesday"... so I am waiting to see what the next challenge will be and go back and reread it and it says "every other Wednesday" ...so I decided to make another card for this challenge as I love the 7 Kids College Fund store so much!! So here is another "pinks and dots" challenge card :)
Lots of fun with Lemonade paper from Basic Grey, some Kaiser La-Di-da paper, some pink paper that I embossed with dots in my Cuttlebug, lots of pink flowers from a variety of companies and also lots of rhinestones for the dots for flower centers on the image and on the flowers beside it. The stamp is a cute Swiss Pixie from C.C. Designs. Yes I used my copics and this was colored awhile ago and I did not write down which colors I used. I also used my Spellbinders for a couple of the shapes, for the image and the sentiment.
Thanks again for a very fun challenge!!