Thursday, May 26, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - "Use Felt"

Oh fun another challenge to do on this rainy cool day here in Calgary .... so here is the darling "Pure Innocence" girl doing what I wish I was doing ... watering my flowers in the garden ... oh they have enough water right now... but I would like to be outside in the sun :)
Anyways this challenge from the ladies at All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is to use some of the felt that you have. I had just got some felt from MFT and so this was a great way to make me use it for the clouds and the flower leaves (both cut with MFT die-namics). You can purchase this cute stamp from All That Scraps online store and the die-namics too - all under My Favorite Things in the stamping area of the store. The papers I used are from My Mind's Eye new sets, this one is from "Life of the Party" - you can get these from All That Scraps too!! I colored her with copics and used Sakura pens for the dots on her dress, flower center, hair clips and the heart barette. I added Glossy Accents to the water drops from her watering can and also to buckles on her shoes. The sentiment is from C.C. Designs.... one of the many sentiment sets that I own.
Copics used were:
YG00. 01. 03, 21
E000, 00, 21, 42, 43, 44, 47
BG11, 72

Another One for MFT Wednesday

Another card for the MFT Wednesday challenge... decided to go with something that made me feel like the sun will shine again soon and my plants that are getting soaked outside will once again grow when they feel the warmth of the sun. :)  If you want more details on this card you can check out my gallery at Splitcoast Stampers (click on that should take you there.....) Have a good day and hope the sun is shining where you are!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Okay I see there are a few changes to the "blogger" process and my images are in opposite order - oh well!! There is a great sketch on the MFT blog site that you should check out if you have not seen it and this was made for that challenge. I decided to go very vintage looking this time around and that was a fun change although I do blow up my work area while I do that :). This is a great stamp and die-namic set from MFT that I have been excited to use. I also used a few Tim Holtz embellishments and his great distress inks too!! The paper is from an old K & Company 6x6 pad that I have had around.
This card was made for my husband who is really "just my type" and it is to let him know that he is loved and I appreciate that he encourages me in this craft so much!!  I am a lucky lady for sure!!
Hope you enjoy this one.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This was fun - the challenge from Penny Black was "fussy and fancy" and how perfect is that with a few nieces that I am proud of and can always find a reason to give them a card :) The papers are from Echo Park, "Summer Days' collection, except the pink stripe is from Bo Bunny. The flowers and the scallopped strip are all made with MFT die-namics - love using those!! The image is from Penny Black of course and is called "about town". A few rhinestones, swirls, ribbon and glossy accents all add the finishing touches ....and oh yes colored with my copics!! Thanks for the fun challenge ladies!!!

TGF - Mystery Monday Challenge

Got to love challenges ... they get your creative ideas going, they can make you think of new ways to do things and you get cards made that you need to give to family and friends!! This was a fun challenge and you should go over to the TGF Farm Fresh Challenge blog and check out the Mystery Monday challenge ... this one you could "case the card or you use it as inspiration". I decided to case it and change it up just a little :) The stamp is from the Hats Off Anya set, paper is from My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose set, butterflies are an old EK Success punch and the flowers are from MFT. Oh in case you don't already know I used my copic markers to color the image.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

MFT Wednesday Sketch

Hello there fellow bloggers and blog followers - hope you are having a good day and "being good to yourself" as the sentiment on this card says!! I am enjoying taking part in the sketches from MFT and today was fun as I had just got this stamp and also a few new die-namics from MFT too - yeah!!!! The paper I used is from MY Mind's Eye and is just about the end of one of my 6x6 pads (love those) - this one was Stella Rose. The die-namics that I used from MFT are upsie daisies, butterflies and open scallop border - such fun!!! I stamped and embossed the sentiment so that it stands out and it is a good reminder to all of us :) I paper pieced her dress and did as my friend Sherrie (good friend and awesome copic teacher, her blog always has good hints) says and did color some on the pattern paper so that it does look like the light hits the dress too. I added the close up so that you can see the little antenae on the little butterfly :) Also used some stickles, glitter pens and rhinestones for some bling!!

Copics used are: BG0000, 000, 72, 75 and E21, 51, 53 and E42 for the floor which I then ran the wide end of my blender pen across to give the hardwood floor look.

Love to hear your comments :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Paper Piecing

Thank you ladies at All That Scraps for giving me a good reason to pull this new stamp out of it's package as I knew as soon as I read the challenge that this was the right stamp for this challenge!! The stamp from C.C. Design is called Rainy Day - Lilliput, the sentiments are from C.C. Designs too. Paper is from My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose collection. Flowers are from Prima and the flourishes are an old punch that I have from EK Success. I did add some Glossy Accents from Ranger to the puddle and the rain drops too.
Copic colors used: E50, 51, 53 and BG10, 11, 70, 72 and Y21, 23, 26, 28 and R22.
Very fun paper piecing her umbrella, boots and her cuff on her coat :)

Wednesday Stamp Club

Well this was a good challenge as it did challenge me - it was a sketch and they had used a
die-namic that I am waiting for when my order out came my cricut and on the Wild Card cartridge I found something similar for the banner and then small cirlces to cut out and then barely showing around the cirlces I used a flower die-namic from My Favorite Things to have a bit of a scallop behind the circles!! The stamp is from MFT and is called My How You've Grown - great for new baby cards, which I make for our church community. The paper is a pad from K and Company. I paper pieced her shirt and colored the rest of the image with .................... my Copics of course!!! Now to see if I can get this to Splitcoast and into the challenge :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

7 Kids Challenge - "Circles"

Fun Challenge - thinking of all the ways I could add "circles" to this card!! If you haven't taken the time you need to check out the cards that the Design Team has done over at the 7 Kids College Fund Blog - always inspiring!! The papers that I used are from "the girls paperie" from the kitch line - so soft and pretty. The flowers are one of the great dies from MFT, circle shape for image is a Spellbinder die and the sentiment is from Lily of the Valley and of course the great "Anya" image is one from The Greeting Farm bought at the 7 Kids College Fund online store!! This image is from a set called "Hats Off Anya" - I like these girls alot!! She is sitting on a bench from C.C. Design stamps - I colored her then cut her out and popped her up to give some dimension to the image.
Copic colors used are: B32, 34, 91 and R20, 21, 24 and YG61, 63 and E31, 34, 50, 51, 53, 55, 57
Hopefully you enjoy and get some imspiration for your cards :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

7 Kids Challenge - April Showers or May Flowers

Yes it feels like spring here today - I can even wear my sandals and my feet are not freezing!! YAHOO!
So a very fun challenge from the ladies at 7 Kids College Fund Blog - to make a card with either the theme of April Showers or May Flowers. Okay so good to see the sun - I went with May flowers with this cute girl from Magnolia, which I got from the 7 Kids College Fund store on line!!

The paper is from Kaiser craft, flowers and bling from Prima. I used one of the Spellbinder dies to cut the paper flowers - love that die and also for the scalloped circle behind the image.

Of course I coloured with my Copics and this time I had just sat down and coloured for fun and did not write down which colours I used .... oops!! I thought this was a fun springtime card and hope you enjoy it too!!