Monday, November 30, 2009

Deck the Christmas Tree it's a sketch challenge!

So here's Riley decorating his Christmas Tree, I wish he'd come & do mine! Riley can now be found at his new home, Riley & Company. The sketch challenge #12 at Delightful Sketches is being sponsored by Riley & Company. Make a card using this sketch, and follow the steps on the link provided to have a chance to win 3 wood mounted Rileys of your choice. You have til Dec. 10th to enter.

My card actually started with dp, but somewhere along the way it was ditched! lol This picture does not do it justice, trust me it looks better IRL!

I stamped Riley onto the natural ivory and coloured with with prisma colour pencils & oms. The tree is paper pieced with a scrap from Basic Grey. The ornaments were coloured with a red atyou spica and this I added some diamond stickles. This panel is popped up.

The card base is riding hood red, with a layer of natural ivory, and a strip of red embossed with the Christmas Ornament EF.

I love this new Martha Stewart edge punch, it's called Pine Needles. I used it to make the 2 strips in old olive. The ribbon is SU Sleigh bells.

The sentiment is from a set I ought at Michaels called Joyous Holiday by Hampton Arts. I used SU markers to colour it & punched it out with the punch who;s name I always forget! It's popped up on top of a red oval!

So why not give the sketch a try, and upload your card here, remember you have til Dec. 10th!


Jackie's Birthday!

Hi Everyone! Isn't this just the cutest image. It certainly brought back lots of childhood memories for me, and reminded me of my sister & I playing with our big old male tom cat named Ginger, he was our baby. He must have had patience, or he was so tired from roaming the streets for days at a time that he didn't care what we did to him! lol

One Christmas, my sister (probably 5 at the time) got a beautiful baby buggy! I was sure Santa brought it for my Mom who was expecting my Brother at the time, but my parents were sure it was for my Sister. lol We loved to dress Ginger in baby bonnets, and the smocked baby gowns. So one day my Sister had Ginger all dressed up & took him for a stroll down the street in the baby buggy and I guess he decided he'd had enough & took off running! (can't you just picture the big Tom running through the backyards all dressed up like a baby! LOL) He did return home, but without the cothes!

This beautiful image and many more can me found at Mo's Digital Pencil, this one is Danielle and Muffin.

I coloured the image with copics. I chose the colours based on the SU DP razzleberry lemonade. The image was cut out with the largest die in the Lg petite oval nestie set. I cut around the edge & matted with melon mambo. This panel is popped up.

The card base is rich razzleberry with a layer of white, and a layer of dp.

The white piece was made using the Spellbinders classic frame die, and I sponged on some crushed curry.

Then a piece of rich razzleberry cut with the nesties label one die.

The sentiment is from a set I bought at Michaels by Stampology called Always & forever seals. The center circle is from the SU set Make it count. I added a tiny gem to the center.

I was dying to use my new rich razzleberry ribbon, so I had to include some!

The card base on this one is purely pomegranate, with a layer of white, and then a layer of kiwi iridescent by Canson embossed with the new Victoria EF.
The image is from Flourishes, stamped onto white & coloured with copics. I stamped the flower head again & added a bit of glitter with an atyou spica pen. Then I popped it up.
The sentiment is from SU Warmest Regards.
I finished it off with gems & ribbon.
Next up is a Sketch challenge using Riley!
Hope to see you soon

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cyber Teen Birthday!

Hello, I made this for my Daughter to give to her friend for his 17th birthday! I know it sounds like I'm repeating myself, but her friends are twin brothers so the card I posted earlier was for his brother!

I gotta tell ya we're pretty close to the US border, and just knowing people are smelling and eating turkey so close is making me crave some myself! Hope you're all enjoying your Thankgiving!

This card features Cyber Riley, and he can be found at his new home Riley & Company. I stamped him on white & coloured with copics. I masked him & sponged the background, but that looked horrible! so I cut him out & attached him to white. I also accidentally cut out his desk, but I wasn't completely happy with how I coloured it anyway, so his desk is now a piece of scrap dp!

The card base is black with a layer of kiwi kiss, and then the memory keepers Teen Angst DP.

The sentiment is from 'Birthday Whimsy'. First I stamped it in black, and then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to offset it with kiwi kiss. Then I cut it out with a die from the nesties 'Tag Trios'.

The sentiment is popped up, and I used black grosgrain with brads to tie it off. The brads were yellow, and I covered them with the copic YG03 to make them more kiwi kiss colour!

Tanya the new owner of Riley, just posted a challenge today on the Riley & Company Blog, you should check it out, it's a sketch challenge she sponsoring at Delightful Sketches & all the info can be found following the link. Plus the prize is 3 Riley stamps of your choice!

Have a Great Day!


Teen Skater Birthday!

Hello, I made this for my Daughter to give to her Friend for his 17th birthday! Boy they sure grow up fast!

I stamped the image 'Extreme Skateboard' in black stazon onto glossy white. Then I used those make up triangle sponges to drag colour across. I used yoyo yellow, pumpkin pie, certainly celery and ruby red. The image is matted onto black & popped up.

The sentiment is from the 'Party Punch' set. I ony used yellow and red on it. Then I punched it out with the 1 1/8" circle punch & popped it up on a 1 1/4" black circle.

The card base itself is black, with a layer of yoyo yellow, edges distressed, then a layer of DP from the Memory Keepers Teen Angst pad. I love this pad, I seem to use it a lot!

I finished it with some faux suede.

So I found out the hard way, that even though stazon & memento are both permanent inks, stazon works best for this. I actually had my whole card assembled with the images stamped in memento. I didn't notice til the next day that they weren't shiney at all! So stazon dries with a shiney vibrate black & memento looks chalky!
Have a Great Day!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Birthday Rose!

Hello, I made this using todays colour challenge CC246, pretty in pink, old olive & bermuda bay.

The rose from 'Fifth Avenue Floral' was stamped 3 times with versamark onto pink & embossed with black EP. I used pretty in pink ink & a water brush to shade in some areas a bit. Then I cut out them out, layered them & used dimensionals to pop some bits up.

The leaves were made with the sizzix little leaves die, and I sponged the edges.

The card base is pretty in pink, with a layer of bermuda bay, black, and a layer of shimmery white embossed with the Textile EF.

The sentiment is from 'Warmest Regards' stamped in bermuda bay and punched out, sorry I can't remember the name of this punch! I added little black pearls and popped the sentiment up.

Have a Great Evenings!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Emma's a Big Sister! TSMONDAY7

Time for another Challenge at Totally Stampalicious! This weeks monday challenge is to make a tag! While most of us could use Christmas tags right now, I wanted to make a tag/bookmark for Emma, she's the oldest Daughter of our Niece. She just became a new Big Sister. We bought a small gift for her so she doesn't feel left out when we bring over the gift for the baby. So this will be the tag and she can save it & use it as a bookmark!
I used the new Willameana set. I love when sets are versatile & can be used for other occasions!
I started with the tag die from Stampin Up. The cute little bear was stamped on white & coloured with copics, he's popped up on dimensionals.
I used the smallest die in the heart nesties set to make the hearts. The sentiments were computer generated and cut ut with circle punches.
I sponged the edges, added an eyelet and some ribbon, and there you have it!
So what kind of tag can you come up with? Don't forget to link your creation to Totally Stampalicous TSMONDAY7 for a chance to win a $10. gift certificate.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sock Monkey Riley! C4C12

Olivia's Friend Madison loves stuffed animals, so I thought Sock Monkey Riley would make the perfect Birthday card!

So if you haven't heard the news, Riley has found a new home in Kansas as Stamper's Ink. He has his very own website and is ready for purchase at Riley and Company.

I used the sketch challenge C4C12, over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. There's a new challenge posted every Saturday.

I stamped Riley with noir black palette onto white & coloured with prisma colour pencils & oms. The dp is from Daisyd's, it has lots of sock monkey papers.

The sentiment tag was made with a die from the Provo craft pack Tiny Tags.

Check out the new Riley & Company Blog, for all the latest news!

Have a Great Weekend!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cute & Innocent...hmmmmm!

Hello Again, I made this card using this weeks sketch challenge on SCS, SC255.
I used the Willameana set from Totally Stampalicious. I stamped Willameana on white 2 times & on dp for her pj's.
I also stamped her on the background vanilla piece, just for placement. The list isn't glued down, and the one side of her hair is glued down & tucked under the pj's. The rest of her head is popped up with dimensionals.
For the sentiment, I wanted to have some pink in there, but there wasn't enough room to add another layer, so I went around the edge with the pink copic I had used on her headband.
You can't see it, but I used a Spica Atyou glitter pen in baby blue for her eyes.
Totally Stampalicious is offering FREE SHIPPING this week, everywhere, not just in Canada & the US!

Stamps: Willameana
Paper: chocolate chip, pretty in pink, very vanilla, white, dp Kelly Panacci-multi dots
Ink: memento tuxedo black, chocolate chip
Accessories: copics, oval punch, oval scallop punch, swiss dot EF, dew drops, sheer ribbon, dimensionals, spica atyou baby blue

Have a Great Day!

C4C11, Shaker Glitter Snowman!

Hello, I made this using the challenge C4C11, on the Crazy for Challenges blog. This weeks challenge was to use acetate. They have several tutorials posted showing different ways to use acetate. I used Beate's Shaker Card tutorial.
This handsome snowman is from Totally Stampalicious. I stamped him in memento tuxedo black & coloured with copics. His hat & scarf were stamped separately & cut out.
Totally Stampalicious is offering totally FREE SHIPPING this week, no matter where you live! It's definitely a good time to same some moola!
Stamps: Snowmen - Totally Stampalicious
Paper: bravo burgundy, white, K&Co Christmas cheer
Ink: memento tuxedo black, old olive
Accessories: nestie deckled rectangles, acetate, copics, brads, glitter, ribbon, dimensionals, circle punches, hole punch

Have a great Day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hanna Stamps Blog Hop - Love Potion #9

Blog Hop Time! it's like a warm-up for the release party Tomorrow Monday November 16 9-11pm est on the Hanna Stamps Forum!

My card today features a stamp that can be found in the new 'Waiting For Mr. Right' set. Keeping with the whole Mr. Right thing, I decided to make it love potion! lol The sentiment is computer generated.

I stamped the image onto white, coloured with copics and then cut it out. Then I covered the whole glass with crystal . I seem to be having trouble taking a decent picture these days, but trust me the glass is shiny and the colours on the card are much more vibrant IRL!

Stamps: Waiting for Mr. Right

Paper: bravo burgundy, white, basic grey lemonade

Ink: memento tuxedo black

Accessories: In Spades pendant nestie, sizzix lots of tags #3, pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, copics, crystal effects, word window

You should have arrived here from Cindy's Blog. When you're done here, you should hop on over to Cathy's Blog. And if you you don;t know how you got here, you might want to start at the beginning and visit Sandra's Blog!

Don't forget, you're invited to the Release Party tomorrow Monday November 16, 9-11pm est on the Hanna Stamps forum. Hope to see you there.


Friday, November 13, 2009

HSNOV09, Spa Hanna!

Hello, I made this for the November New Set Challenge on the Hanna Stamps Forum. This months challenge is hosted by Sandra aka B-gin-R! Sandra has a great sketch challenge for us this month.
There's still time to play, the winner will be announced at the release party on Monday Nov. 16. All you have to do is upload your card using the sketch to the SCS & include the keyword HSNOV09. Then leave a comment on the challenge thread with a link to your card and you will be entered to win a $20. gift certificate.

So this is mine, I used the brand new Spa Hanna! She's gorgeous & comes with lots of accessories! I stamped Hanna 2x's onto white. One I cut out with the oval nestie, the other I coloured with copics & cut out. I also stamped the image onto dp to make the chair.
I finally broke open my rich razzleberry for the card base, with a layer of old olive & then white run thru the CB with the new Victoria EF. I also used the cottage wall dp.
The circle holds a basket of spa goodies also in the set. The basket is dp, and I coloured the rest with copics. This circle & Hanna's legs are popped up.
I finished it with pearls. The card is 5x5.
Stamps: Spa Hanna
Paper: rich razzleberry, old olive, white, dp cottage wall
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Victoria EF, copics, oval/scallop nesties, circle punches, dimensionals, pearls
Copics: Hair YR23, E53, Y21
Skin: E00, YR00, R20
Towel: V06, V15, V12, RV10, YG96 (bottle tops)
Please stop by for the Hanna Stamps Blog Hop Sunday Nov. 15, 10pm est.
Have a Great Evening!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

TSMONDAY6, Snowman Glitter Globe!

Hello & Happy Rememberance Day! I made this card for the Monday Challenge on the Totally Stampalicous Blog TSMONDAY6. We were to use glitter.

This is part of a new set 'Snowmen' released by Totally Stampalicous last Friday! There are tons of possibilities with this set! When I saw this Snow Globe Card tutorial by Libby Hickson posted on SCS last week I knew I wanted to use my new Snowman set.

So this weeks challenge was to use glitter...who doesn't love glitter! well as I'm typing this I realize I used glitter embossing powder!!!! I hope that still makes the same mess all over! lol

I stamped my snowman onto white, and coloured him with copics, I added glitter, yep real dazzling diamonds glitter, with a quickie glue pen, to his melting bits. Then I cut the snowman out.

I followed the directions of the tutorial to cut out my pieces. I a circle nestie to cut the acetate. The top snowdrift & the edge on the front were covered with versamark & embossed with iridescent ice ep.

The first snowflakes I stamped in craft white, and then found out that won't dry on acetate! So I used a little goo gone on a cloth to wipe my acetate clean & started over! If you use stazon, I used opaque white, it drys!

I totally forgot to take a picture of the inside, and I'm too lazy to go back downstairs, the sentiment says 'I think I need a higher SPF' lol it's one of the many stamps in the set.

There's still time to enter the challenge to win a $10. gift certificate from Totally Stampalicous, why not give it a try?

Have a Great Day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Big News & Willameana Revealed!

First the Big News! I was Totally Thrilled when Joycelyn Turner aka stampsncoffee & Rebeccah Kuhne aka auntbaba246 asked me to Guest Design for there new stamp company Totally Stampalicous!

I've posted a few cards on my blog using their stamps, and now I get to show you the brand new stamps for November!

Meet Willameana (love her name) she has a lotta explaining to do, and is hoping to get into Santa's good book!

I stamped Willameana onto white & coloured with copics. Well actually now much colouring, because her pj's & headband are dp. I also used the white inkessentials pen on the pockets & colour, and a sakura stardust pen on her zipper to make it a bit sparkly!

The card base is always artichoke, with a layer of soft sky embossed with the snow dot EF. The dp is from Basic Grey. I punched a square out of the always artichoke & cut it crosswise for the 2 triangles. The soft sky pieces on top were mmade with the Nestie fancy tag die, and I just cut it in half. I finished it off with gems.

The main image panel and the triangles are popped up.

Willameana is available in the store now, and don't forget there's still time to enter this weeks challenge!

Stamps: Willameana
Paper: always artichoke, soft sky, white, SU dp, Basic Grey dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black, soft sky
Accessories: copics, sponge, gems, fancy tag nestie, square punch, dimensionals, Sakura stardust pen, inkessentials, snowdot EF

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TSMONDAY5, Moving the Soul!

Hey there's a new challenge over on the Totally Stampalicous Blog! This weeks challenge TSMONDAY5, is to paper piece, and the prize is a $10. gift certificate!

I used the Road Hawg set for my card. I paper pieced his boots, vest & bandana.

The image was coloured with copics. I also went over the red bike parts with a red copic atyou spica pen. Then I masked out the Hawg and sponged in coloured for the background. I used the SU itty bitty background set to make the dirt.

The red card base has sponged edges, and I stamped the sentiment Road Hawg with versamark.

Also don't forget to sign up for the newletter at Totally Stampalicious, and you could win a $100. gift certificate! You can find all the details here.

Stamps: Road Hawg, Itty bitty backgrounds
Paper: real red, black, white, dp scraps
ink: memento tuxedo black, soft sky, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, real red, versamark
Accessories: copics, red copic atyu spica, sakura gelly roll silver, sponges, dimensionals, brads

Have a Great Day!

Swine Flu?

Well I said I'd never buy a digital stamp, my Friend Cathy aka emptynextstamper, is on the DT at Mo's Digital Pencil, and after seeing the beautiful images she's created I had to take a look! So of course the images are just too beautiful to pass up! This is my first attempt at using & colouring a digital image, and this Swine Flu image just cracked me up!

I made this for the #4 challenge on the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog. The challenge was to make a fancy fold card, anything other than a typical A2 fold card! OK I know this isn't an elaborate fold, but I love this tent topper card, and it's a little different than an A2, so I hope it counts!

I coloured the image with copics, and cut it out with the octagon nesties. I popped the octagon up on dimensionals.

I used the computer to print out the sentiment tag. It says swine flu? on the front, and Get well soon! on the back.

Let me know what you think.