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 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 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 :)