Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Silver Evergreen

Here's My Card for the Paper Players Challenge #122.  The Challenge is to use gold or silver on a card.  So this was the perfect inspiration for my own Christmas cards this year.  I used the Stampin' Up set "Evergreen", so that's where the name comes from.

I stamped the tree outline in Whisper White Craft Ink (however it is hard to see in the picture), then stamped the overlay in (retired) Silver ink on Night of Navy cardstock.  The embossing folder is also retired  and called Snowflake. I added a frame of silver glimmer paper to complete the "bling" theme while still keeping it CAS.  The star was lightly coloured with Night of Navy ink refil and a sponge dauber.  A Night of Navy ribbon adds the final touch.  I hope you like it!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eat A Cupcake!

Here's My Card for Mojo Monday 267.  I was away for all of October and since I've been back I've mostly been planning for upcoming classes by making Christmas Cards.  I was asked to make a Birthday Card so I decided to look to this week's Mojo Monday Challenge as my inspiration.  Here's the sketch:

The inside of the card says "Eat A Cupcake - Happy Birthday!"  This card uses the Cupcake Builder punch with the Create a Cupcake Stamp set as well as the hostess set Carry On.  The DSP is from Floral District.  The colours are Tangerine Tango and Lucky Limeade.

Come back soon!


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Falling Leaves

Here's My Card for several challenges.  This will be my last post for a little while as we are heading off on holiday later this week and won't be home until the end of October.  I guess I'll have withdrawal again - a whole month without stamping!  I needed a birthday card and thought I'd combine three challenges to do it.  First, the sketch is  Mojo Monday #260, then the colours came from Colour Q Challenge 156  and last the inspiration came from The Friday Mashup #78 - Let's Get Twiney!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a "Fall Leaves" themed project.
  2. Or Make a project with "Twine".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Fall Leaves Themed project using Twine". 

I decided to go with the "Mashup" ; I thought the colours would be perfect for fall leaves. I don't have any of the leaf stamps or dies that seem to be so popular so I went to an old favourite set "Lovely as a Tree".  I stamped the tree in Soft Suede and then used markers to colour the fall leaves. I substituted Cajun Craze for Dusty Durango as I did not have any of that retired colour; and I did not have a button in that colour so I made one using the Buttons #5 Sizzlet and Crystal Effects.  Other details:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
DSP: Comfort Cafe
Other: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Brights Buttons in Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso Baker's Twine.

Happy Thanksgiving!!
Thanks for visiting.

See you in November,


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Welcome Baby

Here's My Card for The Paper Players Challenge 114 which is a sketch challenge this week.  I was too late posting this to get it in for the challenge, but thought I'd post it anyway. Here's the sketch:

I realized I was short on Baby Girl cards so I decided to give this sketch a whirl.

Here's the details:
Cardstock: Whisper White
DSP: Retired Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Punch Bunch
Ink: Regal Rose
Other: Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Elegant Ornament

Here's My Card for ALWAYS PLAYING WITH PAPER Merry Monday Challenge #34.  As winner of challenge #32
I was asked to be a guest designer this week, what a thrill and a honour it was to have my card chosen as top pick. This weeks sketch is so elegant and classic I wanted to make a card to fit that feel.

All products used on this card are by Stampin' Up! The colours are Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.  The DSP is Bring on the Cheer. The ribbon is Victorian Lace Crochet Trim. The stamp set is Ornament Keepsakes and the coordinating Holiday Ornament Framelit die was used to cut out the ornament which was clear embossed after it was stamped.  I layered the frames, cut out using the Labels Collection Framelit dies, and the ornament and then added a few pearls as a final touch.  Here is a close up.

It was great fun doing this.  I hope you come back to visit me here again.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Marvellous Merry Monday!

I am so excited to announce that I was the winner at Always Playing With Paper Merry Monday Sketch Challenge!!!!!  My blog was created to have a place to post cards for the various challenges I try and this is my first win.  Here's My Card:

You can see my original blog post here: Holly Christmas.

As winner I have been asked to be Guest Designer for the next challenge.  Check back on Monday to see my design.

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Just For You

Here's My Card for Mojo Monday 259.  I used all Stampin' Up products but the DSP is retired.  The stamp set is Day of Grstitude with the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The colours are More Mustard, Early Espresso and Wild Wasabi.  The ribbon is Early Espresso, also retired.  There is some paper piercing on the Early Espresso piece but it's hard to see in the photos.


Hope you like!


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hello Baby

Here's My Card for my first try at a challenge from Bugaboo Stamps and their Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. This is my first time using a digi-stamp in a challenge.  I have not used digi-stamps very much, but every now and again I find that I don't have the image I want so I go looking for a digi.  I do love what Bugaboo has to offer and they are priced very reasonably.

The challenge is Stella Says Sketch # 119.

Hope you like!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Matter of Moments

Here's My Card for this week's challenge from Freshly Made Sketches. The challenge this week celebrates their one-year anniversary.  Congratulations!!  In celebration participants could choose any sketch from the past year.  I chose sketch #7, one that I have used before. ( I will show you those cards too.)

 I wanted to make a clean, elegant card to send to a friend.  I used Very Vanilla and Basic Grey.  The background is stamped in the new Illuminate Watermark pad.  A little bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter was added to help highlight the cut-out flowers. The stamp set is Elements of Style; all products are from Stampin' Up!  I took this picture in the evening, so the colour is a little off; I apologize for that, but I wanted to get it posted.

Here's a close up of the flowers.

Here's two cards I did some time ago using this same sketch, they are not for the challenge, just wanted to show them to you.

Hope you like!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Keep Calm and Shop On

Here's My Card for Mojo Monday # 258 .  I've been making tons of cards lately and entering many challenges; that's what happens when you go away and don't get to stamp for a while.  Also, we are going away again for most of October, so I need to cram in as much as I can before we go.

The idea for this card actually came to me while tossing and turning one night I was unable to sleep.

I used the Stampin' Up! hostess set "Carry On", just love this set.  The colours are Regal Rose, Basic Black and Whisper White.  The flower accents were made by the Blossom Bouquet Triple punch.  The embossed background was made by the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder.  The sentiment and background were cut out using Nestabilities and the button and ribbon were from my stash.

I had fun making this one,

Hope you like!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Holly Christmas

Here's My Card for the Merry Monday Challenge #32 at Always Playing With Paper.  The colours are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla.  The DSP is from Festival of Prints and the Cherry Cobbler cardstock is the new Core'dinations.  All products are from Stampin' Up!

Hope you like!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Sympathy and Prayers

Here's My Card for The Paper Players Colour Challenge # 112.  This card was CASE'd from my Stampin' friend Gloria; she shared this card at our demonstrators' gathering this past Saturday.  I fell in love with it!

Hope you like!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Keep Calm and . . . Shop On

Here's my card for two challenges!  The PPA Challenge 142  colour challenge, and Freshly Made Sketches #51.

  Sometimes when you make a card the idea seems right, but it does not always end up quite as you envisioned.  I think the sentiment is a little too large here, but love this stamp  from the Stampin' Up! set called Fabulous You.  I embossed the image on vellum and coloured the back.  Again, my camera does not do a good job showing true colours but the DSP was definitely Elegant Eggpant even though it looks blue.  The sentiment is from a new Stampin' Up! hostess set called Carry On.  This is a fun set and I have plans for several cards using it.

Hope you like.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Holiday Hoopla Display

For the last couple of weeks I've been working on a display for our Demonstrators' gathering today called "Holiday Hoopla".  The displays highlighted products from the 2012 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue.  My display featured products from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone product suite.  The large tree in the background is actually painted on the wall; it fit perfectly with my display.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Colour Q Cupcake!

Here's My Card for Colour Q Challenge #153.

I just loved this colour combination when I saw it and thought it would be perfect for a birthday card I was asked to do. Unfortunately my camera does not do the colours justice but it looks great in person.

Fun card!

All supplies Stampin' Up! except ribbon.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Heat embossing: Clear (on the cupcake bottoms)
Embossing Folders: Fancy Fan, Delicate Designs
Punches: Cupcake Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Embosslits Die: Beautiful Wings

Hope you like!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Come as you aren't!

Here's My Card for Mojo Monday #257

I have been working on a Halloween display for our Stampin' Up! Demonstrators meeting and was running out of inspiration when I saw this sketch - perfect!  It was just what I needed to finish off.

I will post pictures of the display in a few days, but in the meantime here is what I came up with.

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Basic Black
DSP: Howlstooth and Scaringbone
Ribbon: Basic Grey 1/2" Striped Satin
Heat Embossing in Tangerine Tango and Black
Embossing Folder: Spider Web, Perfect Polka Dots
Stamps: Monster Munchies, Teeny Tiny Words, Googly Ghouls
Finishing Touches Edgelit
Punches: Corner Rounder, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle

Hope you like!