Monday, August 30, 2010

TSMONDAY, Anything But a Card!

Hi Everyone, we made it back safe and sound from our vacation at the beach! Even though the weather wasn't the best, we managed to get out almost every day and we all have the tan to show for it!

Todays Totally Stampalicious challenge is to make anything but a card! I covered a large can, that measures 6" across the opening, with designer paper. I think this would be a great size for travel size baby lotion, wipes, small diaper etc. to leave at Grandma's house as an emergency kit when visiting!

The image is Bently he is a Bugaboo image now available in stamp form from Totally Stampalicious! I stamped him with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured with copics. I used a circle nestie to cut the image out and sponged in clouds. The grass was made with the MS edge punch. The sun is the smallest of the inverted scallop circle nesties, and the center is the 3/4" circle punch.

The sentiment from the same Bently set was stamped and punch with the small tag punch. Then I trimmed the edges down so you can see the blue made with the same small tag punch. I attached it to the bow with a blue safety pin I found at the $ store!

Everyone is welcome to play, so why not join in, you never know, you may win something! Make sure to upload your creation to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Stamps: Bently
Paper: so saffron, certainly celery, bashful blue, white, dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue, so saffron, certainly celery
Accessories: copics, circle nestie, inverted scallop circle nestie, 3/4" circle punch, small tag punch, MS grass edge punch, ribbon, safety pin, sponge, scallop circle punch for mask

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

RILEY1610, Create a Scene!

It's time for another Riley and Company challenge RILEY1610. This weeks hostess is Cathy, and she's challenging us to create a scene!

For my card today, I combined 3 stamps. Picnic Riley, Under Tree Riley and the pine tree in the background is from Carrying Tree Riley! To create the scene I first stamped Under the Tree Riley and then to make sure I got the Picnic Riley in a good spot, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig. I also stamped the Picnic Riley onto a scrap of copy paper and cut this out to make a mask & cover the image. Then I masked off the Carrying Tree Riley with post it notes, so only the tree was exposed & I inked it up and stamped it so it looks further away!

I used a thin marker to create the hills is the background, and that really brought it all together.

The images were coloured with copics, and there glitter on the butterfly & cupcake icing as well as crystal effects on the cup and top of the cupcake. The sky was sponged in with soft sky and a scallop circle mask. The grass was sponged in with certainly celery & pear pizzazz.

So why not play along and create a scene. Please use the keyword RILEY1610 when uploading to any forums. Make sure to leve a comment on the Riley & Company Blog with a link to your Scene! For more inspiration, check out the other Design Team members Blogs, all the links are on the right hand sidebar.

Stamps: Picnic Riley, Under the Tree Riley, Carrying Tree Riley
Paper: Blushing Bride, white
Ink: mementon tuxedo black, blushing bride, soft sky, certainly celery, pear pizzazz
Accessories: copics, Butterflies EF, curved rectangle nesties, sponges, dazzling diamonds glitter, cystal effects, taffeta ribbon, button, twine, dimensionals.

Have a Great Day!
I'll be back on August 28,

Monday, August 23, 2010

TSMONDAY, Texture texture texture!

Hello Everyone, I'm away on vacation with my family and have preset this to post, so I hope it works! This weeks Totally Stampalicious challenge is to Use at least TWO different textures on your card ie: dry emboss, heat emboss, fabric, ribbon, flock, flower soft, etc.

I used one of the images from the Sweet Birthday Kids set, it is a Bugaboo image now available in stamp form from Totally Stampalicious! For texture, I used dry emboss, ribbon and bling!

The image was coloured with copics and I added tiny gems for buttons on her dress. The image panel is popped up!

Hopefully you can join in the fun this weeks and create something with texture. Make sure to upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog...there may be a prize!

Stamps: Birthday Kids
Paper: pear pizzazz, so saffron, white, dp?
Ink: memento tuxedo black, so saffron
Accessories: copics, spots & dots EF, long rectangle scallop nestie, corner rounder, tiny gems, taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MMTPT107, We're Going Fishing!

Well I'm in shock...2 challenges in a row posted on the day the challenges were posted! say What!

This is for Todays Teapot Tuesday MMTPT107, Gullable Gill Jumped Up The Hill And The Boys Swam Panicking After! I love Cindy's Titles and stories, what an imagination she has!

This is Fishing Riley, from Riley and Company, and I thought he fit the challenge and would be perfect for this weeks Destination Station!

I coloured Riley with copics, and you probably can't see it in the photo, but his fishing pole was made sparkly with a copic atyou spica in lavender.

This is an easel card, the base is elegant eggplant with some daffodil delight and dp from Cosmo Cricket. I used circle and inverted scallop nesties for the image and mats.

For the bottom edge on the inside I used a Fiskars edge punch, and a MS fish punch popped up.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

TSMONDAY, Pink, Black & White!

Hello, this is my card for the TSMONDAY Challenge at Totally Stampalicious! This weeks challenge is to use the colours pink, black and white! One of my favorite combos!

This also fits the TLC286, anything but a bow or knot!

I used Red Hat Stella, but today her hat is not red! I coloured Stella with copics, and cut & layered the image with petite oval/scallop nesties.

The card base is black, white a layer of pretty in pink, and a layer of dp from Making Memories Sabrina. I finished it off with 3 strips of black grosgrain some buttons. and black cording.

The sentiment is also from the Red Hat Stella set, and I punched it with the small oval punch.

I hope you can join us in the challenge! Make sure to upload your creation to Totally Stampalicious, who knows you may win something!

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #16, Flowers!

Hello, this is my entry for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #16. This week we are challenge to think flowers! This is my newest flower stamp from Mark's Finest Papers called "Lady Bugs and Carnations!
I stamped the flower & butterfly image onto very vanilla, and on white 2 times. I coloured both the images that were stamped onto the white, using copics. Then I gave the butterfly & flower a little sparkle with some Niji Pearlescent watercolours. I trimmed some of the outer flower petals on one of the stamped images and popped it up. I also popped up the butterfly wings.

Stamp: Ladybugs & Carnations
Paper: kraft (crumb cake), very vanilla, SU dp
Ink: memento tuxedo black, crumb cake
Accessories: copics, petite oval nesties, fleur de lis border ribbon, pearls, Niji pearlscent watercolour, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #15, Homemade embellishments!

Hello, I made this for the Speedy the Cat Challenge #15, over at Mark's Finest Papers! This weeks challenge was to make your own embellishments. I've had a crazy/lazy week, so mine is very late!

This faux metal tag is my homemade embellishment. You can find a Tutorial here.

The Dog is from the set 'More of Speedy the Cats Friends'. I stamped him onto watercolour paper and coloured him with SU ink. The sentiment is also from this set.

The card base is chocolate chip, the middle panel is creamy caramel with dp from Basic Grey archaic. The oval is very vanilla, popped up.

I finished it off with ribbon and twine to hold the tag. The tag was made with a MS punch.

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

RILEY1510, Oh The Things You Can Stamp With!

Hello, time for another challenge from the Riley and Company Design Team! I am honored to be the hostess this week, and I'm challenging you to make a card using a non-stamp item! Look around your house, I'm sure you'll find something.

A couple ideas, pencils eraser, elastics wrapped around a block and inked up, potato, sponge, netting from onions, childrens blocks, use your imagination!

I used a net bag from onions and another from sweet potatoes to add texture to the sky and sand on my card!

I used the new Seaside Sophie for todays card. I stamped the image onto white, and coloured with copics. The oval was made using a nestie and I sponged in some baja breeze around the edges.
The sentiment is also new from Riley and Company, I popped it up and added some tiny gems.
The card base is baja breeze. I inked up the netting in matching ink, and stamped all over for texture. Then I sponged the edges.
The faux sand is creamy caramel, the top edge punched with an EK punch. I used the other net bag to stamp in texture with matching ink and then sponged the edges.
The crabs were made with an EK punch, in riding hood red, they're popped up too!
I can't wait to see what the other DT Gals came up with, you can find links to all their Blogs on the right side bar under the Riley and Company heading!
So why not ink up those Riley & Company stamps, and play long! You can leave a link to your card on the Riley and Company Blog, and if you upload to SCS or other forums, please use the keyword RILEY1510.
Have a Great Day!

Monday, August 9, 2010

TSMONDAY, Single Layer, oooonooooo!

Hello, it's time for the Totally Stampalicious Monday challenge! This weeks challenge is the dreaded or super easy, depending how you look at it, single layer card with minimal embellishments! I personally find the single layer very difficult. On the other hand, they are quick to make!

For this weeks easy peasy challenge, I used the new Morning Margaret, a Bugaboo image now available at Totally Stampalicious in clear stamp form!

I used white cardstock, and embossed with the Label #1 nestabilitie. Then I stamped Morning Margaret as well as the sentiment below, in memento tuxedo black.

I coloured the image with copics. Then I used my craft knife to cut a slit along the sides to slip the taffeta ribbon into. Easy Peasy!

I hope you can join us in the challenge, please make sure to link your creation up on the Totally Stampalicious Blog with Mr.Linky!

Have a Great Day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

TSMONDAY, Inside Outside & More!

Hello Everyone, It's Monday so that means it's time for another TSMONDAY challenge from Totally Stampalicious! This weeks challenge is to make a card and do up the inside too!

This week you can double your chances to win, I used the sketch from 1{heart}2Stamp, SFYTT, this weeks sponsor is Totally Stampalicious, and a $25. gift certificate is up for grabs!

I also used the VSNAUG10MINI4, Flag Colours, I'm Canadian, so my colours are red & white!

I used one of the Images and one of the sentiments from the Sweet Birthday Kids set. It is a Bugaboo image now available in stamp form from Totally Stampalicious!

I coloured the image with copics, added dazzling diamonds glitter to the cupcake and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz antique linen.

The card base is riding hood red, with a layer of white embossed with the swiss dot EF. The strip is embossed with the Number Collage EF. I matched up the red strip so the embossing lined up.
The sentiment on the inside is from the same set. I also used the number collage on the bottom. All the white pieces have the edges sponged with the Tim Holtz antique linen.

I hope you can play along! Please make sure to upload your creation to Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog!
and check out the sketch at i{heart}2Stamp SFYTT and if you decide to use it you can enter it there!

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #14 & VSNAUGMINI's

Hello, don't you just love that shimmery Monarch butterfly! I made this for 2 challenges, the Speedy The Cats Friends Challenge #14, at Mark's Finest Papers. The 2nd is the VSNAUGMINI1, Nature in the land that I love, which is Hosted by Markie's Mom aka Faith!

We have Monarches here, and there beautiful bright colour always stands out! I used the butterfly from the Daffodil & Anise set from Mark's Finest Papers. I stamped him on watercolor paper with versamark & embossed with black EP. They I coloured him in with only orange & peach parfait. I then went over that with some paint from the Niji pearlescent watercolour set. I also added white inkessentials to the wings.
The card base is black, with a layer of peach parfait and the dp is Basic Greys Ambrosia.
The sentiment is from the set Ladybugs & Carnations. I finished it off with some sheer ribbon and a stick pin!

I made this card for the VSNAUGMINI2, State Flowers, Hosted by Gingerbeary8, aka CarolH. I also made this to give to our Neighbours, who are celebrating their 46th Anniversary!
The image is from Mark's Finest Papers in a set called Ladybugs & Carnations. I stamped it onto white and coloured with copics. Then I cut it out with a Labels #4 die. It's popped up.
The card base is chocolate chip, with a layer of blushing bride, the tope half is emnbossed with the victoria EF. The bottom is dp from the Basic Grey Porcelain pad.
I can't believe out of all these stamps I have I couldn't find a Happy Anniversary sentiment! So this sentiment is from the SU Baroque Motif set.
I finished it off with ribbon and I glittery brad!
Have a Great Day!