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!!

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
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

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

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" 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!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

What a fun challenge to do - okay the image was so cute that it made the whole challenge fun !! I love C.C. Design stamps and have for awhile now and this new one is just so cute!! I thought this might be a fun baby card in October. :) What do you think?? The challenge was to use your die cuts, so on went the Cricut for the large pattern paper shape, and Iused the Cindy Lou cartridge. The Cuttlebug got some action with the shape for the image and the paper behind it and the sentiment shape, with a Spellbinder die cut. Also the pumpkin was done with the Cuttlebug with a Cuttlebug die cut and embossing folder. The zig zag pieces were done with an EK success punch called "zig zag chain". I distressed a few edges with Versa Magic "pumpkin spice" ink - how appropriate is that??
And the copic colours I used are: YR12, 15, 18 and YR21, E50,51, E31, 34, G20,21,24, YR000 and YR0000 around the image and a little R05 for some cheek colour.

Mojo Monday

I have had this colored for awhile and been waiting to turn it into a card - so now it is done and ready to be given away to someone special for their birthday!! I thought I would share a little personal update with this post today - last night I taught my last class at Scrapbooker's Paradise for now - it was time for a break to work on personal things like volunteering that I want to do and also on my blog. It is a dream to maybe one day be on a design team somewhere and so I need to time to learn some new things myself and see what happens. NO I am not done making cards at all and not done teaching as I do really love both - so you will be seeing lots of me!!!

Okay back to the challenge.. it was fun to get this into a card at last and so thank you for the challenge to inspire me!!
Supplies used:
Stamps - Iris is from Flourishes and the sentiment from Close to My Heart
Pattern Paper - Bo Bunny and Dream Street
Embellishments - Prima
....and copics!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Karens Doodle Challenge - Summer Zest

Fun to think of a challenge with a color plan - this one was - Lime Green, Orange, Yellow and a Splash of Blue. I make the "baby" cards for all the new little ones at our church so this will be ready for the next new little boy to arrive!!
Supplies Used:
Paper - DCWV "Flower Shower"
Stamp - Karens Doodle Digital "I love you this much, boy"
Northwood stamp sentiment
Spellbinder Die Cuts
Basic Grey Buttons
.....and my favorite copics

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Okay I had to stretch for this one..... it was to be something "beachy". The only Penny Black stamp that I had that would work was this one so they are having their little birthday picnic at the beach with the help of a few palm trees from the "Stretch Your Imagaination" cartridge for my Cricut!! Thanks for a challenge that "stretches" me too!!
Paper - October Afternoon
Stamps - Penny Black image and C.C. Design sentiment
Spellbinder scalloped oval
Stretch Your Imagaination Cricut cartridge
... and my COPICS!!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dare To Be Sassy Thursdays

What fun a challenge to use your "punches" ....okay I worked at it and used five. So thank you for the fun challenge to make me think!! I loved that the sentiment from MFT was perfect for this card. I love the images from Sassy Studio they are always fun to color.
Stamp - Sassy Studio Design Digital stamp
Sentiment stamp - MFT
Punches - Ek Success corner punch, Fiskars border punch, We R Memory Keepers corner rounder and stub corner punch and a circle punch that I am not sure whose it is and a Spellbinder die
....and you know it copic markers

Friday, August 6, 2010

7 Kids Challenge

Oh what fun a new challenge from a great web store!! Loved the idea - pink and polka dots.... very girly, so I decided a card in the shape of a purse would be ideal. The phrase on the front which is fun small stamp from All That Scraps says, "It's not shopping, It's retail therapy". On the inside I used a stamp from MFT that says, "I just shopped to say I love you"!! This was fun to do and I hope it gives you some ideas. I am now back from a wonderful holiday on the Oregon Coast and ready to take on some challenges and keep learning ways to be creative :)

Oops forgot to add some details before I first put this up:
Stamp - Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Collection
Paper - Bo Bunny Passion Fruit Dot, We R memory keepers, Retro Glam Sidney
Spellbinder dies
Kaiser rhinestones
....and copics!
I added this photo again here so that it is with the link on their site.