Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Hi! This little mouse must be Irish... he was lucky enough to find a four leaf clover (do you know how hard they are to find???). I bought this image awhile ago just for St. Patty's Day (yes, I'm a large part Irish). I used green and white paper, using 2 different Cuttlebug embossing folders, one for the top and one for the bottom white. On the top, I used Paisley, and took an ink pad and lightly colored the raised images. I used green Offray ribbon and a green flower (that I bought for St. Patty's Day :-) ). I put the green Kaiser pearls on the image itself and put a green Nesties scalloped border around it. I put white dots around the scalloped edges. I put the whole image on foam dimintionals to pop it out. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I must admit, this image was tricky to color! It's very detailed with the clover leaves and stems. I couldn't resist doing this challenge, since I had the mouse image and I loved the sketch! Thanks a bunch for lookin'!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Hi! Happy Thursday :-) I made this card originally for SCS's WT205 challenge to use fabric, so I did! I made my granddaughter a dress out of this fabric last summer, and I used a piece of scrap to make this little Sunbonnet Sue from a quilt magazine I have. I stitchec around the image and stitched on the ribbon and tied it into a bow. I then stitched around the green cardstock (actually, stitched it onto the orange). Then I glued it onto the white cardstock and put pink rhinestones on the corners. And wala, it was done! Then I saw that SCS is starting a CAS (clean and simple) challenge, and I think I Sunbonne Sue fits that bill as well! This is one of the simplest cards I've made to date :-) . Might inspire me to sew some again, as well... need to do that!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Color Challenge is for SCS CC205.
The cut out... well, I see it's a bit hard to see! Anyway, the flowers and flower pot are cut from a piece of dp by K and Co. The pink gingham is also from the same piece of dp. It's for SCS TLC207.
Last, but far from least, is Timeless Tuesday's challenge to use buttons. There are obvious buttons in the upper corners and on the flower, but the heart-shapes are also buttons!
Thus, I've covered 4 challenges!
I had gone to a quilt show with a friend a few weeks ago, and one of my purchases was a bag of old buttons. Three of them are used on this card.
I had bought the dp a few years ago to go in a scrapbook for my granddaughter (who is now 4). I got carried away with this design! And have a few sheets left over :0! When I saw SCS's challenge to cut something out from dp or other source, I thought of this paper. The flowers and pot are popped up on dimensionals, but it's hard to see in this picture.
So that's it. What do you think? Thanks a bunch for lookin' and have a blessed Tuesday!
Hey, this card was created for MOJO Monday #73. It's a very simple card. I got this ribbon the other day and really wanted to use it, so... this card was created around this ribbon :-) ! I found a blue in my stash that went pretty well, found some dp from KandCompany that had the blue in it, and this shade of purple, put it together, and was happy with it. I used my Hearts Fiskers border punch on each border of the purple, and strung my ribbon through it (I don't yet have a punch to make a ribbon threader). I used the dp behind the ribbon and blue layer, then put my image, also by KandCompany (that I just got yesterday from Maggie at Cuttlebug... I won a prize during their LuvBug weekend blog hop!) and colored it with Prismacolor pencils (no Gamsol). I used bubble stickers from JoAnn Scrap Essentials on each corner and the ribbon. This was the result! What do you think?
Thanks a bunch for lookin'!
Hi! Don't ya' just love House Mouse? Their stamps are the cutest! I created this cutie for the House Mouse Monday Challenge 24, to make a tall, thin card. This stamp fit the bill! The layout is very simple. It has layers of brown, yellow and sage green (my favorite color combos!). I ran the sage through a Cuttlebug embossing folder (I had to do it twice because the paper is so long). Then I ran three colors of ribbon on top of the sage, graduating their lengths, attaching a bow at the end of each. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and I sponged the edges with VersaMagic Niagra Mist. and that was it!
Thanks a bunch for lookin' and have a great week!
Sunday, February 08, 2009
I usually go by the sketch first then choose a stamp (is that backward???), but this time I selected my stamp and colored it with Copics. The colors for the challenge were:
B28 - Royal Blue
V06 - Lavender
YR07 - Cadmium Orange
B24 - Sky
BV31 - Pale Lavender
YR07 - Cadmium Orange
I also used: YR04: Chrome Orange; B32: Pale Blue; RV13 Tender Pink; YG06: Yellowish Green; G09: Veronese Green; W3: Warm Gray #3; W5 Warm Gray #5
I found cardstock that matched fairly closely to my image. I layered the main background, ending up with blue on top; orange for the second layer, and topped it off with blue and a shade of lavender with the image on top of that. I used an orange ribbon and a bow on the image, a blue gingham ribbon behind the image, and a lavender gingham ribbon at the bottom left of the card. I used denim 1/2 pearls from Kaiser in the upper left corner of the card. The phrase is computer generated.
This was a fun card to make, and a fun sketch to follow.
Thanks a bunch for lookin' and have a blessed week!
Saturday, February 07, 2009
I made this card for three challenges: Penny Black Week 35 - Romance; Basic Gray Challenge 21 - Mix It Up; and Sketch Saturday 37.
I used three different papers from Basic Gray: Wassill, Figgy Pudding and Impulse. The letters are from Figgy Pudding and the brad, upper right corner, is from Bittersweet.
The image is Penny Black. It was colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I stamped the image twice and cut out the second image and popped it out on foam squares. I used my Nestabilities round and scallop for the image and base. The base is really hard to see, but it's there :-). I put a ribbon behind the image and tied knots in each end. I put "love you" on the sides. My dh and I have been married for 41 years! So I guess I should put love you, don't you agree? :-)
Thanks for lookin' and have a great weekend! Be safe.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Happy Friday! This card is for the Verve February challenge #2, a sketch challenge using no patterned paper. I did use a patterned ribbon to tie the colors together. This ribbon was on sale at Michael's when I was there early in the week, and I thought it was really pretty, and I don't have much wider ribbon, so I picked it up. Think it works ok for this challenge????
On the light blue-gray I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I put white dots on the scallops. I used graduated blue rhinestones on top of the reb strip, and red rhinestones in each corner. I added a bow and clip on the large scallop. All the circles were cute with Nestabilities. I layered the red and light blue-gray then put a darker blue layered under the red strip. I used a medium blue for the large scalloped circle layered under the light blue-gray circle. I used red for the scalloped smaller circle layered under the darker blue. These I put on foam squares. I also popped out Fluffles and his sign on foam squares. I colored Fluffles with my Copics.
It's Friday afternoon! But since I've been staying home with my mom-in-law, every day is Saturday! I really don't miss working... now I have time and more energy to stamp! :-)
This card was made for Monday's CCEEC, a sketch challenge. I used DCWV cardstock, and I'm not sure of the dp. It's a pale pastel plaid. It's hard to see in this picture. I used blue rhinestones in the corners and a blue ribbon and blue flowers by Offray for accent. The cat is colored with Copics. This is a simple card, but I think it turned out kinda cute, what do you think?
Thanks for lookin' and have a wonderful weekend!
Hi! I did this sketch challenge for Basic Gray. We are supposed to use something by Basic Gray. I used brads. I have two black and two red, and a dark pink with a beige heart. I thought it went well with my other colors! I used a beige ribbon around the card. The heart image is colored with Copics. My next purchase is going to be some Basic Gray paper! I love their brads, and I'd like to get the paper that matches. This was a slightly difficult card for me. And I still don't think I followed the sketch as closely as I'd like, but it's close :-).
Thanks a bunch for lookin'! Have a wonderful weekend :-).
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Thanks a bunch for lookin' and have a blessed day :-).
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
This card was made for two challenges: The House Mouse Monday challenge to make a valentine, and Unity Sketch challenge. I used red paper as the base, covered it with pink gingham paper, ran some pink paper to layer the ribbon on. I cut three layers for the image, including the image itself, using Nestabilities ovals. I put large pink brads in each corner of the gingham paper. I put paper hearts around part of the image, using brads in the centers. Some are raised up on pop dots. I used Studio G for the sentiment. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I put white dots around the scalloped oval.
That's it! Thanks a bunch for lookin'!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Hi! This card was made for MOJO Monday's challenge #72. It is a birthday card for my baby girl, who turns 32 this week!
I used blue and yellow cardstock, and a gingham dp and floral dp. I ran the floral dp through a Cuttlebug border folder with flower impressions. I used Waterfall stickles for the bling above the knot and ribbon, yellow Kaiser 1/2 pearls on the large background at the corners, and two ble Kaiser 1/2 pearls on the floral dp. I used a yellow gingham ribbon and glued a knot onto it. Should have tied the ribbon but forgot until it was attached :-(. The image is a Penny Black stamp that I colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. I cut the image and mat with Nestabilities ovals and scallops. I mounted the image up on foam squares to pop it out. I put blue cardstock and the floral dp on the inside of the card.
Thanks for lookin' and have a blessed week!
Have a blessed day!