Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SOS Challenge #19 - One Colour Plus Black & White

I absolutely love my card this week even though I nearly messed up the challenge theme over at Shopping our Stash (SOS).  The theme is "One Colour plus Black & White" however I had written down in my calendar "white & one other colour" and totally missed the BLACK!!  Oooops :)  Didn't realize it until I went to post my card on the DT blog so after two minor additions, here's my card:
Can you tell my little black pearls were added afterwards??  Oh well I had the best of intentions and still made it work so I'm quite happy with it.  This card was super easy to make & one that I'll definitely replicate!  I used leftover plain white cardstock and embossed it with a cuttlebug embossing folder.  Next I added Tim Holtz Distress ink in Spun Sugar directly from the pad to the paper for the background and mounted it on pink cardstock.  I added a Prima flower that has been sitting in my stash for well over a year and stamped the work Thanks using a sentiment from an Amy R sentiment set I have.  The pink ribbon is also some leftover ribbon that I couldn't bear to part with and fit perfectly with this card.

Super easy right?  So now you will have to play along in our SOS Challenge #19 - One color plus black and white (skin tones and hair  colors okay)!!  PS  - Don't forget the black like I originally did :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Critter Sketch #83 - A Recipe

I'm loving that our sponsor for the month over at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog is the fabulous Stamp & Create because I got to use one of their fairy images "Nichola".  I love their Wags n' Whiskers line of fairies...they are definitely some of my favourite images to play with.  For Challenge #83 this week we would like you to use the following recipe:

1 image
2 Design Paper
3 embellishments
1 sentiment

Here's my card:
I coloured the image with copics and then decided I wanted to play along with Challenge #70 over at Sketch N Stash - which is Free Choice Sketch (choose one of the sketches from their catalogue and play along).  I chose to use Sketch #7:
I used a sentiment I had on hand and coloured my pearls with copics to match.  Isn't she pretty?  I hope you will play along with us over at Critter Sketch this week...can't wait to see what you cook up with our recipe challenge :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #87 - Felt

Happy Sundae!!  I could not wait for this weekend to arrive as this week just seemed extra long, you know?  Well it's Sunday so that means it's time for Paper Sundaes Challenge $87 and this week the Sundae Girls would love to see you use felt on your creations.  We are being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp so be sure to play along to win a gift certificate to their store!  For my card this week I was so happy that I finally used my CC Designs Darby & Penelope stamp that I've had for ages.  I've been wanting to use this image to make a card for a friend of mine for so long:
I coloured the image with copics to match my Kaisercraft DP (all from scraps - YAY ME) and then used Sketch 119 over at Sweet Sketch Challenge Blog as my inspiration:
For my felt element I layered some felt flowers by SU and then used brads for the centers.  The sentiment is from an Amy R Friendship set.  I will also be entering my card into the current challenge #182  over at Cute Card Thursday which is Anything Goes.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SOS Challenge #17 - Shabby Chic, Distressed or Vintage

I am a huge fan of the Shabby Chic, Distressed and Vintage themes however I LOVE to look at other peoples creations and not make one of my own!  This theme absolutely terrifies me more than any other!!  BUT.....the theme this week for Challenge #17 over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) is Shabby Chic, Distressed or Vintage so I participated of course but kept it very simple:
I used some leftover scraps from my last post to make this somewhat vintage, distressed card.  The paper is from Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection and the flourish stamp behind the flower is from a SU set that I own and have rarely used (how's that for using my stash?).  I distressed the lace with Tim Holtz distress ink & airbrushed my flower by Recollections with copics to match a little bit better.  I also coloured the pearls with copics to match.  I swear I will never, ever buy any other pearls than white as I just love that I can use copics to colour them to match any project I'm working on.  

Well I hope you play along with this week over at SOS so I can look at your fabulous Shabby Chic, vintage or Distressed creations and hopefully get over my fear of this theme :)  The other DT girls have some fabulous creations to share with you too!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #86 - Finishing Touches

Hope everyone has had a fabulous week!  Mine has been super crazy with back to school preparations and last minute school clothes shopping for my son that I couldn't wait for this weekend to arrive.  Now it's almost Sunday (I'm typing up my post early) and I wish the weekend was even longer!  There is never enough hours in a day to get everything I need to done!  I just got back from a wonderful family dinner and I ate way too much food but it was a fabulous day with family and the weather was fantastic too.

Well enough about me!!  It's time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge #86 which we are calling "Finishing Touches" which means we would like to see you decorate the inside of your card!  Our sponsor is the fabulous MFT (My Favorite Things) Stamps this week and they have the most adorable stamps & fabulous dies called Die-namics which are really fabulous.  I have a bunch I'm waiting for to be delivered and would be stalking the mailman if I could!!  For my card this week I decided I wanted to do something different so I created a tri-fold pocket card from these instructions I found over at SCS.
Here's the outside:
And the inside:
I really enjoyed making this card!  Not only did I use this super cute Pure Innocence Stamp called "Flower Girl"  Now this sweet little girl was supposed to be holding a flower but I had a little cutting accident so now she doesn't :(

I used some of my favorite design paper from Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection for this card and even did some paper piecing of her outfit.  I coloured the rest of the image with copics which are also available over at MFT.    I used up some flowers I had on hand and the two larger ones were airbrushed with copics to match a little bit better.  I added some pearl flourishes and the sentiment from the same set to complete.  I'm definitely making more of these tri-fold pocket cards in the near future as it was really easy!  

I hope you'll play along with us this week over at Paper Sundaes as there are some beautiful DT creations this week for inspiration plus a fabulous prize from MFT for one lucky winner!  I also can't wait to see how you decorate the inside of your cards too :)

I will be entering my card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Multi-fold cards (I'm hoping my Tri-Fold Pocket card counts)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

SOS Challenge #16 - Birds, Bugs or Beasts

It's time for our 16th Challenge over at Shopping our Stash (SOS) Challenge Blog and being that the theme this week is:  BIRDS, BUGS OR BEASTS I was able to use up this Whipper Snapper image "Caught a Bug" I've had in my collection for quite some time now.

Isn't he so cute?  I guess as cute as nasty virus type bugs could be!!  I coloured the image with copics and then added glossy accents to the jar.  I was able to use up some Basic Grey DP scraps from my scrap bin for the card base and printed the sentiment out on my computer.  The ribbon was also from my stash and the pearls were coloured with copics to match.  I love that you are able to colour them to match with copic markers, it's so perfect when you don't have the right colour to match :)

Anyways I hope nobody I know gets sick but if they do I'll be able to add this little mini card to a bunch of flowers and hopefully brighten their day!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!  Remember you don't have to use all three items on the list (Birds, Bugs or Beasts) for your creation unless of course you want to!  Have fun......

Monday, September 5, 2011

Critter Sketch Challenge #81 - Anything but a card

It's time for Critter Sketch Challenge #81 and this month we are being sponsored by Stamp & Create which is a store that I LOVE!!  They really do carry such a wide variety of stamps, embellishments, paper & so much more.  For our challenge this week the DT was asked to create anything but a card.....Hmmmm so I created a box to hold all my cards:

I used paper from Kaisercraft to decorate my box along with these fabulous flowers, pearl flourishes and an image by The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Dressy set.   I figured that since I wasn't making a card I should make something to hold some of the many cards I've got piled on my desk :)  I'm thinking this would be a great gift to give away full of cards for someone to use as needed!  Can't wait to see your Anything but a card creation!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #85 - Lisa's Sketch

I'm typing up my post and scheduling it early because I'm headed down to the cabin for the long weekend WOOHOO!!  Can't wait!!  After the last few weeks I've had I'm looking forward to getting away and relaxing.  Maybe this time I'll remember my camera so I can post a few pictures when I get back.

It's time for our 85th Challenge over at Paper Sundaes and this week we have a fabulous sketch by our Sundae Girl DT member Lisa.  I love this sketch:
And here's my take on it using this super cute image "Wally" from our sponsor this week Paper Make-up Stamps:
I coloured the image with copics and then paired it with this super cute paper sent to me from my SOS DT leader Carla.  Love this paper, it's so pretty!  The sentiment comes with the Wally image.  I hope you will play along with us this week :)  Don't forget to check out the super cute stamps over at PMS, they have the cutest fairies, kid-friendly monsters and wonderful sentiments too!