Thursday, November 27, 2008
Have a Great Day!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I made this for the challenges at H&M stamps. I wasn't sure if we were to include all the colours, I have no red, hope that's ok! if not that's ok too! lol
This card uses the same stamp set as above.
The card base is chocolate chip, with a layer of old olive, and a layer of coredinations dp embossed with the allegro EF and lightly sanded.The image is from H&M's Rock-on set. I stamped the rocker in blush onto vanilla. The I stamped it in old olive, & brown, cut out the top and pants & glued inplace. The hair was coloured with a creamy caramel marker. The guitar was stamped with bravo burgandy craft onto vanilla, and embossed with clear EP.The music note is from a inkadinkado set, of course I can't remember the name! I stamped it in versamark onto old olive, attached an eyelet & cut it out. The trim is faux leather from the $ store.
Have a great Day!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The first picture is a chocolate lovers birthday card! We were to use 3 or more stamp sets from GinaK. Luckily I have lots!!!! This card uses Just so Sporty, Little Tee’s & Retro Boutique.
I love making fun cards, and this one certainly was! I used my scor-pal for the first time and covered the brads with iridescent ice EP, they look like they’re covered in sugar.
The second card was made for a sketch challenge posted by Jessica (Jessjean). I really liked this sketch, and I’m sure I’ll use it again. I may even make more poinsettia cards in different colours! The poinsettia is from Melanie’s set ‘A year of flowers’.
I just wish the beads in the center had been a solid white, I think that would have looked better. I was going to use liquid pearl, but I can’t seem to get it to look round on top…it always looks pointed! If anyone has any tips on getting a more rounded look, please let me know.
The first challenge on the Ginak forum for the release party was hosted by Erika (SunshineMama). When I first saw it, I was totally discouraged. I’ve never done a scrapbook page on my own before…and with a deadline!!! But since Erika mentioned we could make it the size we wanted, I decided to try an 8x8 page.
Of course I couldn’t find the picture I wanted to use, it may still be on the computer somewhere! So I flipped through some loose photos we had out, and decided on this one. I used to sew, like many other papercrafters. The photo was taken on Canada Day in 2000, I made them all something to wear that day, tops for the girls, & shorts for Andre. I’m really like how this turned out.
Melanie Muenchinger posted a challenge on the GinaK forum before the release night, for a chance to win one of her 2 new sets. The 1st challenge was to use Just so sporty, or Little Tee’s. I used the Little Tee’s set and made this t-shirt of hope with a pink sparkly ribbon.
The second challenge was to make something using any of her other stamps. I hadn’t used the poinsettia from “A year of Flowers’ at this point, so this is the first card I made with it, and I won a free set!!! Gotta love that!
I also used the colour challenge on SCS that week, CC192 pacific point, certainly celery, and basic grey.
Well that’s it for today…I hope you have a great evening! I’m going to check & see if the winners have been posted.
Friday, November 14, 2008
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Sunday, November 9, 2008
#1 was a sketch challenge hosted by Candice. I used diet Sophie for the first time, she totally reminds me of myself!
The dp is from the DCWV sweet stack. I stamped her on white & coloured her with koh-i-noor pencils and oms (odorless mineral spirits) This is currently my favorite way to colour Riley & Sophie. I also stamped on soft sky dp & cut out the scale, then I stamped of white & cut out the dial of the scale, and I coated this with crystal effects so it would look like glass. The muffin is covered in dazzling diamonds glitter. The main image is popped up.
The sentiment is computer generated!
#2 challenge hosted by Beth (MyPrecious) was to make a non-traditional baby card, NO pastels.
I used the Stroller moose stamp. I chose the dp first, and picked out orchid opulence & green galore to go with it. The dp had hearts so I used the heart block EF and stamped little hearts on the card base. The heart stamp & the sentiment are from SU Short & Sweet.
The image was stamped onto white, coloured with koh-i-noor pencials & oms. I also stamped on green dp, and cut out the stroller. The main image panel is popped up.
I don’t have much in the way of Chipboard! I do have a big letter set, so I decided to use the Sleepy Time Riley for the first time. He is so adorable!
I picked the dp first again, and went with some paper from the Basic Grey two scoops pad. I used the koh-i-noor pencils, oms and SU markers to colour him in. I goofed & went outside the line in a couple spots cause I ran out of small blending stumps so I was using one that was too big on the pjs! Hopefully you didn’t notice til I mentioned it!
I used the letter Z, and covered it with dp & then stickles.
My Daughter Olivia (8) is always hoping to catch me working on a challenge so she can join in! I don’t have the heart to say no, and she has some great ideas.
For the chipboard challenge Olivia really was faced with a challenge because she had an idea, but we didn’t have chipboard to make it! She wanted a Riley sitting at a desk, with letters, like a,b,c, behind him. So she settled for school Riley and made her chipboard. The black strip is cardboard, taken from the recycle box, covered with black & then she added sticker letters!
I think my favorite is her non-traditional baby card! The before & after is so funny! She used Expecting Sophie, and stroller moose stamps.
Hope you like them!
Have a great day
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
The first is made from a stamp from H&M Stamps called Percy Builds Frosty, he is even more adorable when you actually have him in your hand!!! I paper pieced his mitts, hat & scarf. I also couldn’t believe it when I realized I had paper I bought last year with almost the exact same design as the new EF called snow dots, so I had to use them together. And of course the dazzling diamonds for snow always looks so nice & sparkly!
The second card is also made with a stamp from H&M Stamps, it’s from the set ‘Christmas is a time for Cookies’. I’m really happy with the way this turned out, and it reminded me of the plate of cookies that is of course important to leave for Santa. That’s what led me to create the ‘Hi Santa’ sentiment with the Justrite roman font. I also love the way the punched edge reminds me of a lacey tablecloth.
The third card is made with the new Flourishes set called ‘Sleighride’ This deer is very similar to the deer in the “Flourishes Christmas’ set, except he’s smaller & facing the opposite way. Isn’t he elegant!
I made this for Faith’s (Markies’ Mom) Tuesday Chat challenge. Every Tuesday Faith posts a challenge on the Flourishes forum at SCS. There’s also a chat at 7pm every Tuesday, you should check it out!
I have admirerd Faith since I first found SCS. She has influenced many of my stamp purchases, and now Paper! I just love the Basic Grey figgy pudding paper. I first noticed it last year on Faith’s creations, and I finally have a pkg of my own, it arrived last week! I’m so proud of myself for actually using it, I’m terrible for saving the stuff I love best, it’s habit I’m trying to break!
I hope you all have a great day,
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