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!!