Friday, September 28, 2012

Bless My Bloomers!

Sometimes, a more quieter CAS card is nice to make. This one was colored with Copic markers E50, E00 on the dressform's decollotage, then RV000, RV00, RV02, RV13 all for the top/bottom outfit, and C1 for the shadows.

Added sparkle by going over the 'wired' parts of the dress frame with Sakura Clear Star glitter pen. Small golden pearls to waistline and small decoration at bottom of dressframe, large pink pearls to left & right of image, pink ribbon tied with Bow Easy, and simple sentiment on hand cut paper. 'Stamped' the lace designs :)

Inks: Distress Brick Red and Spun Sugar

Entered into:

  •  StampTV Live Chat Challenge, CAS 09.26.2012
  • The Outlawz Copic Marker Challenge, Anything Goes, 09.28.2012
  • Through the Craftroom Door, Anything Goes, #37, 09.25.2012

Thank you very much for looking!
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Watering Can Card

I sure hope I get this in under the wire. I've been so ill lately, and this card took all week. Sinus infection, then head cold on top from visiting a doctor's office, on top of chronic illness and my body is just a limp noodle with fog brain.

Used a template for the watering can, fussy cut everything (nope, don't have a cutting machine), paper pieced it, stamped/colored/cut out the flowers and pop dotted them, Diamond Stickles to flowers, tied flower charm to button with Stickles on that, too, and simple embossed sentiment "Hello."

For the Friends of Speedy TV challenge - choose 3 in a row from a bingo card. I chose: Not a card + buttons + flowers

Thanks so much for looking!

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nighttime Autumn

For dear friend.
Hoped to create a faux window scene, nighttime with moon shining on the trees and early autumn snow.
Thank you so much for looking!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

OK...I'm not normal - there, I've said it :)

The sentiment for this stamp set makes me smile. I don't even know anyone normal LOL.

I just saw this challenge a couple hours ago, so quickly made a card to enter into it, (have a few minutes before it closes).

 The Play Date Cafe Challenge!!

"Spin Cycle" stamp set by Craft Lounge; Copic Markers, MS border punch, Fiskars corner embosser/punch, Kaiser rhinestones aqua, paper by Bazzill and cardstock by GinaK Designs.

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Thanks so much for looking!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Embossing in gold, coloring w/Copics, then fussy cutting ~

It's being entered into the following Challenges:

  • Simple Salutations 9.12.2012 at Mark's Finest Papers; 
  • CAS 9.16.2012 at the Outlawz;
  • Live Chat Challenge 9.12.2012 at StampTV

I used gold embossing powder for the leaves and acorn, then used Copic Markers to color. I stacked different layers of pop dots behind the leaves and acorn, as well as the sentiment tag, in order to give  the card all kinds of depth. Using the twine ribbon (that has gold strings running thru it) as well as the CB Twig EF, bronze brads and copper pearls, then autumnal floral pp gives the card lots of different textures.

Thank you SO much for looking!!!!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Cat Angels

Gatefold Card ~

When our dear friend in the stamping world passed away last month, her cat went through some traumatic times. It seems she may have a good home, we are hoping. Two elderly sisters have taken her in, and I made a thank you gatefold card for them. If anyone feels inclined to help us fund the care of Lynn's cat, please PM me and I will forward the mailing address to you. One of the sisters has suffered a stroke - they are doing the best they can. Their address is also at StampTV, Lynn's online stamping family. Thank you so much for looking, and for caring!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sew Happy to enter this into Outlawz Challenge 9/10/2012

Sewing - real and faux ~

Challenge at the Outlawz Stamping contest Sept 9, 2012

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Stitched on sewing machine around the image to tack the bias tape as a frame, sewed around the sentiment, and faux stitching around the card base. Sakura Clear Dust pen to pop all the metal parts on sewing machine. Finished with bling and a chiffon wired ribbon blow
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Song in my Heart


This is a card entered into a challenge at The Outlawz, Greeting challenge. I finally get to use some music pattern paper. The image and greeting are by Hero Arts. I had to become a detective to figure out what sentiment to use since I don't own anything music in crafts other than this paper. So I drew a music note after the sentiment to tie it in. The sentiment tag started out white, but I sponged it red. Colored with Copic markers.
Prisma glitter to dress hearts and trim and buttons, black adhesive pearls, stash shimmer ribbon & twine, teddy bear charm, pop dots behind the image and sentiment for some 3D effect.
Thank you for looking!

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Thank you for looking!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Winter Crocus

Many of us have been been grieving in the stamping world over two lovely ladies, Barb and Lynn. Lynn I knew well, and her passing was just a shock to me, leaving me numb and lost for the last 3 weeks. I wish both their families the very best in healing and hopes in the promised resurrection (John 5:28&29).

It isn't surprising that making a sympathy card is extremely hard under these circumstances.

I used 'Winter Crocus' stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers and am entering into their Speedy Fox & Friends Sympathy Card challenge.

First I cut two ovals out of brown and white cardstock using Spellbinder dies. The edge of the image oval is colored in with Sakura Stardust Clear pen for sparkle.

I stamped, then masked the crocuses, sponged a simple sky, ground, and drew in some grass using Memento inks. Using Copic Markers, I colored the flowers, added some Sakura glitter pen in Copper, and topped the centers with orange bling. Stickles in Diamond finished off the inside petals.

The butterfly was stamped with VersaMark embossing ink, painted with blue, purple and pink Perfect Pearls, and finished with clear sparkle bling. Pearls complete the card. There's so much sparkle and shimmer in this card in real life! Thank you for looking!

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