Thursday, September 30, 2010

SC300, Heaven Sent!

Hello, this is the second card I made for this weeks Sketch Challenge SC300! There are lots of prizes that will be randomly drawn, and one of the Sponsors is Totally Stampalicious! They've generously donated 9 sets as prizes to help celebrate the 300th sketch!

This is one of the bears from the new Angel Bears set. This is a Bugaboo image now available in clear stamp form at Totally Stampalicious!

I stamped the bear with perfect plum onto dp, for his body, vanilla for mouth & halo, vellum for wings and white for the cloud. I cut out all the pieces and layered from the bottom up. The cloud was covered in fun flock, the perfect plum ink started to run when I was covering the cloud with glue, so it has a hint of plum in it!

The star, halo wings and tiny heart all have icicle stickles on them. The wings are vellum, and as the stickles dried, they started to lift up, which I think looks kinda cool!

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SC300, With Prizes!!!

Hello, this is my card for this weeks Sketch challenge SC300! Yep 300, that's alot of sketches! To help celebrate, several companies are sponsoring this weeks challenge with great prizes. Mark's Finest Papers is giving away 5 stamp sets to 5 lucky winners!

This also fits for this weeks Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #22, use a pumpkin on your card. There's still time to play along and possibly win there too!

Today I used the Thankful Mums and Pumpkins set.

The card base is early espresso, with a layer of old olive embossed with the pumpkin harvest EF, edges sponged.

The 2 panels are dp from DCWV text prints. The pumpkin, leaves and stalks are paper pieced scraps of dp from Basic Grey.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

MMTPT112, I'm Late to The Party!

The tea is probably cold by now, cause I'm coming to the Tea Party late...but I love cats, and just had to play along with last weeks Teapot Tuesday Challenge Nibbles and Fritz and a Feline Fantasy Blitz! To top it off, the Destination Station is to Bertie aka BertLady, who is always positive, upbeat and generous with her comments on SCS, and I have been fortunate to be on the receiving end of these comments. As soon as I see Bertie's avatar it puts a smile on my face!

So for this weeks challenge I also combined it with the past weeks sketch challenge SC299.

The cardstock is black, bermuda bay and all the designer paper is Basic Greys Max and Whiskers.

The stamp and sentiment are both from Mark's Finest Papers 'Speedy the Cat's Friends' set. I stamped the cat onto dp and the white strip, which also has the sentiment.

I finished it off with some sheer ribbon, and a cat charm.

You can find the Stamps, DP and Charm at Mark's Finest Papers!

Have a Great Day!

TSMONDAY, Halloween & Treat!

Time for another Totally Stampalicious Monday Challenge and this is a great one!
We are challenging you to make a Halloween card or project and here's the best part...the wonderful owners of Totally Stampalicious, Becky & Joycelyn are offering you a FREE Witch Brawd Digi set. Make something with this FREE set, and you will be entered to win a $15. gift certificate to Totally Stampalicious! Make sure to upload your creation with Mr. Linky on the Totally Stampalicious Blog, for your chanced to win!
I used the Witch Brawd to make my card today! I stamped her onto white, and coloured with copics. I made her fave a little green by using YG11 with E00 over top. I'm not too happy about the wart placement, but I already had the card together when I added it so not much I can do about it now!
The card base is black, with a layer of pumpkin pie, edges distressed, then a layer of K&co. dp. The image was cut out and attached to pumpkin pie, edges distressed. I offset that on black, and finished it off with a MS cat and sentiment, also in this set.
I hope you can play along!
Have a Great Day,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #22, Pumpkins!

Hello out there, sorry I'm late posting this! I'm still not well and I was so proud of myself for having my card done ahead of time, but I completely forgot to upload it to me blog! My Daughter Rachel had all her wisdom teeth out yesterday, so I was busy tending to her!

Enough about me, this weeks Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #22, is to use a pumkin on your card. If you are new to SCF Challenge, we offer a random weekly winner a FREE Mark's Finest Papers stamp set as a prize! For every 5o entries, we pick ANOTHER random winner! [Yes, you may play more than once] If you use MFP stamps, you are entered twice!] Just make sure to upload your card Here by Friday Oct. 1, at 3 pm.

I used the new Thankful Mums & Pumpkins set. The lines on these pumpkin are so fine, and it embossed beautifully!

I stamped the image first in versamrk and then in Early espresso, then I embossed with clear embossing powder. I coloured the pumpins with markers and a watercolour brush on watercolour paper.

Then I went over the pumpkins with some of the orange pearlescent watercolor, you can see the shimmer in the photo above!

The card base is early espresso, with a layer of blue from Mark's Finest paper, that I embossed with the pumpkin harvest EF. The dp is from Basic Grey mellow.

I finished it off with ribbon and a charm, they have such great charms at Mark's Finest Papers!


Stamps: Thankful Mums & PumpkinsPaper: Early Espresso, watercolour Basic Grey-Mellow, Blue-MFP Ink: versamark, early espresso, pumpkin pie, only orange, dusty durango, always artichoke, old olive Accessories: clear EP, Niji Pearlescent watercolours, Pumpkin harvest EF, MFP charm, Taffeta Ribbon, twine, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Riley BLOG HOP Time!

Welcome to the Riley and Company Blog Hop! If you're following the Blog Hop in order, you should have arrived here from Cathy's. If you didn't I'll have a link to all the Designers at the bottom!

All the new stamps are available now at Riley and Company! There is a 10% discount if you decide to purchase the whole set! And I'm sure you know by now, each Design Team member is giving away a Free Riley (winners choice) to one lucky randomly drawn winner! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered.

My first project features the New Mummy Riley! I stamped him onto a white tag made with the Tag #3 nesties die. I cut around the edge and then matted this with a black tag. The edges are sponged with Tim Holtz antique linen. I stamped Mummy Riley again on white, and coloured both with copics. I cut one out and popped it up.

I started with a regular can, Manwich to be exact, and coloured the top and bottom rims with black permanent marker. Then to make my faux gauze, I took one 8x11" piece of white cardstock, off stamped it with the Canvas background stamp in Tim Holtz antique linen ink. Then I tore the sheet into strips. The strips were then crumpled, opened and I sponged on more ink. I put a strip of scor tape on the backs of the strips to cover the can. One piece of cardstock was more than enough to cover this size can.

There's jumbo eyelets in the sides of the can and wire for the handle. I also used cording, fibre and gauze to tie the tag on and decorate!

This card features the new Hiking Riley! I stamped Riley onto white and coloured him wth copics. I guess I got stuck on the tag idea! lol I used the EK pine edge punch to make the tree line, and added it to the baja breeze tag, then backed it with early espresso. Pretty much all the edges are sponged. I cut Riley out and popped him up. The sentiment is from the 'Things Riley Might Say' set. I finished this off with a wood bead and some twine. The whole tag is on dimensionals too.

The card base is early espresso with cajan craze embossed with the Quickutz leaves EF. The edges are sponged and I added some faux stitches with a fine tip marker.

So next up is Silke, hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has tonight!

Here's a list of the whole Hop incase you missed someone!

Laurie (that's me!)

Have a Great Day, and Good Luck!

Riley Sneak Peek Day #4, Almost Blog Hop Time!

Hello, it's Day 4 of the Riley and Company Sneak what do you think so far?

Please make sure to join us tonight, Thursday September 23, 10 pm est. for our September Blog Hop! The Hop will start at the Riley and Company Blog. All you have to do is leave a comment on each persons blog, and you will be entered to win a FREE Riley stamp of your choice.

The New Stamps will be available for purchase Tonight at 10 pm est.
There will be a 10% discount available if you purchase the whole set!

So for todays card, I used the new Writing Riley. This is the greatest idea. You can put anything you want on his paper, it comes blank! Today I used a piece of dp.

Riley was stamped 2 times on white, coloured with copics and then I cut the second Riley out & popped him up.

The whole idea for this card really came about from this dp. It's High School Musical dp I found a while back at the $ store! Since it looks like doodles I thought it was a great match for this stamp.

Hope to see you tonight for more peeks and a chance to win!

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Riley Sneak Peek Day #3, Franken-Riley!

Hello, it's Riley and Company Sneak Peek Day#3! One day closer to this awesome release!

Today I used the new Franken-Riley! I coloured him with copics and cut him out with petite oval nesties. This fabulous layout is from the C4C55!

The card base is black, with a layer of purple dp and strips of spotty dp from K&Co. I used MS edge punches for the mice, spider web and drippy goo.

I had an aha moment and decided to try some googly eyes...I kinda like them! lol

Make sure to join in our Blog Hop Thursday September 23, 10 pm est. Leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win a Free Riley of your choice! The hop will begin on the Riley and Company Blog! The new Stamps will be available for purchase on Thursday September 23, at 10 pm est.

Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Riley Sneak Peek Day #2, and Challenge!

Hello and welcome to Riley and Company sneak peek day #2! It is also time for our bi-weekly challenge RILEY1810. This weeks challenge is hosted by the Super Talented Frances, she's challenging us decorate the in side of our cards!

Today I used the new Popping Pumpkin Riley! I think he's so cute, and great for a fall or Thanksgiving card, or even an invite to a pumpkin farm or pumpkin carving party!

I coloured Riley with copics, then cut him and the scallop circles with nesties.

The card base is chocolate chip. The bottom is more mustard, embossed with the Pumpkin Harvest EF and edges sponged with Pumpkin pie ink. The top is retired DP from SU.
You can't really see it too much on the from, but I have a strip punched with a Fiskars edge punch running between the top & bottom panels.

I finished the front with a ribbon and Sentiment from the Sayings #1 set, punch with a MS tag punch.

Here's the inside, and you can see the leafy Fiskars edge punch better here! I left it blank, but it will probably be a Thanksgiving card!

Everyone is welcome to join in the challenge fun, we'd love to see what you come up with. Just leave a comment and link on the Riley and Company blog! If you upload to a forum please use the keyword RILEY1810.

Please make sure to check out all the Design Team Blogs, you can find the links on my right side bar. Everyone is showing peeks of the This Thursday's release.

Make sure to join in our Blog Hop Thursday September 23, 10 pm est. Leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win a Free Riley of your choice! The hop will begin on the Riley and Company Blog! The new Stamps will be available for purchase on Thursday September 23, at 10 pm est.

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Riley Sneak Peek Day #1!

Hello and Welcome to Day #1 of the September Riley and Company Sneak Peeks! Today I'm featuring Count DracuRiley! I coloured him with copics and cut him out.

I decided to use the matchbox die with the easel on top to make a cute little Halloween treat container! Count DracuRiley makes me think of red & black, and his surroundings are usually full of brocade/castle type things so I tried to give it that feel!

The drawer part is black, and it's covered with cherry cobbler embossed with the Kassie's Brocade EF, edges sponged.

I popped up Count DracuRiley on dimensionals, and added a bat. The drawer pull is a metallic red brad.

You can see the easel better in this side view.

The Riley and Company Design Team will be showing sneak peeks of Riley all week. There will also be a Blog Hop Thursday September 23 at 10 pm est. The stamps will also be available for purchase at that time. If you comment on our blogs during the blog hop, you will be entered to win one Riley stamp of your choice, there will be one per blog! There will also be a fall package available for 10% off the entire set!

Have a Great Day!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

TSMONDAY, 3 Ribbons!

Hello Everyone, it's the start of another week, and that means another challenge from Totally Stampalicious! This weeks challenge is to use 3 ribbons!

I am now the proud owner of the fanciest grocery list pad around, and I used 3 different ribbons to decorate the spiral thingy on the side!

I used Shopping Cart Stella for this project. I stamped her with memento black onto white and coloured with copics. The image was cut out with the petite oval nesties. The edges were sponged with river rock and so saffron.

The notebook is from the $ store. I unwound the spiral thingy from the edge and wrapped an eleastic around the inside pages while I covered the front & back. Hint: if you wrap the pages with an elastic, it keeps everything in place so it's easy to wind the spiral thingy back in place!

I love the top piece. It's the reverse side of the bottom dp but I stamped it with a new background stamp called Spoon & Fork and embossed it in gold.

The middle is rick rack made with the dies from MFT and gold metallic cardstock.

Everyone is welcome to play along, just make something using 3 ribbons and upload your creation to Mr. Linky at the Totally Stampalicious Blog!

Stamps: Shopping Cart Stella, Hero Arts-Spoon & Fork
Paper: white, gold, DP Autumn Splendor by Best Creation
Ink: memento tuxedo black, versamark, So saffron, River rock
Accessories: copics, gold EP, petite/scallop oval nesties, MFT rick rack & texture dies, word window, dimensionals, sponges, inkessentials pen

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #21, Operation Write Home!

This is my card for this weeks Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #21! This we we are challenging you to make a Birthday card for 'Operation Write Home'.

I used the Thankful Mums & Pumpkins set for the image, and the sentiment is from Daffodil & Anise!

The image was embossed with black embossing powder and then I sponged on regal rose ink. The vase was coloured with copics, which I always forget, makes the embossing bleed! I cut the image out and popped it up.

The card base is black, with a layer of white and then a pink cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers that looks a lot like regal rose, very pretty, sorry I'm not sure what it's called! The designer paper is Basic Grey Porcelain.

I finished it off with some mini black brads.

So why not come over and join in the fun. There are awesome prizes each week! You can find all the details here at Mark's Finest Papers Blog! Make sure to upload your creation at the bottom of the post by 3pm Friday Sept. 24.

Have a Great Weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Look at Those Fabulous Fashionable Ears!

Hello, this is a gift card holder I made for my Daughter's friend Daisy! Daisy turned 10 on Monday, she likes monkeys and was getting her ears pierced, so this holds a gift card for Ardene's, an accessories store in the local mall. I made one of these before, so you can find the instructions here.

To start, I stamped the canvas background stamp in crumb cake onto very vanilla and kraft cardstock. Then I stamp the Monkey on both with soft suede, and once on white. Then I cut out the pieces and glued them to the white. Then I cut the whole thing out. I added red marker to his mouth, and tiny flower gems for earrings!

The base is rich razzleberry, and then I wrapped the ribbon around so it ties shut. I matted a piece of cottage wall dp with pale plum and attached it with dimensionals.

The ballon is from the Sock Monkey set, I stamped it onto white 5 times and added Daisy's name with the 'Rough Type' set. They were cut out, edges lightly sponged with pale plum, and positioned on the end of the linen thread and attached with dimensionals.

Daisy and Olivia went together to get there ears pierced after school. Here's a pic of the birthday girl and her newly adorned ears!
And this is Olivia, who was finally brave enough to do it because she had her friend Daisy with her!
Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Big 5...0...!

Hi out there, well apparently history repeats itself, and I have been very sick these last couple of days...same time as last year! I do believe the return of school brings about an increase in the passing of germs! My kids both came down with colds suddenly last week, and of course I get it but worse. So I went to the Dr's today and hopefully the antibiotics will work quickly!

So Monday was the 5oth Birthday of my BIL! I know this card may not be your typical masculine card, but Guy is in the business...acting/singing and this just seemed perfect! He actually had a singing performance Monday night in TO that a few family members were able to attend!

I knew I wanted to make a card that had something to do with music, and when I saw this paper in a DCWV pad called Songbird Stack, I knew I had to have it!

The cardbase is black, with a layer of the glittery dp. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers set 'Daffodil & Anise'. I embossed it with black embossing powder. I used circle & inverted circle scallop nesties to make the layers.

The tickets were made with the SU set 'Admit it' I masked off the center and stamped with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. Then I cut them out and stamped in the 5 & 0.

I finished it off with some brads and ribbon!

Have a Great Day!
ps Riley sneak peek and release start next week Monday Sept. 20

Monday, September 13, 2010

TSMONDAY, Bookmarks!

Hello, time for Totally Stampalicious Monday, and this weeks challenge is to make a bookmark...any kind! I used this Corner Bookmark Tutorial to make mine.

I used one of the Bears from the newly released Angel Bears, isn't he cute! I thought this would make a great bookmark for a bedtime story book!

The Bear was stamped in memento rich cocoa and coloured with copics. I cut him out with an oval nestie, and added so dazzling diamonds glitter.

The base is marine mist the edge is punched with a MS star edge punch. I used a scrap of dp and edges is with very vanilla punched with an EK edge punch. The upper part of the triange is embossed with a Star EF.

Here you can see how it works...cause I wasn't slips over the corner of the book!

I hope you can join in the challenge this week, please make sure to upload your bookmark to the Totally Stampalicious Blog, we look forward to seeing your bookmarks!

Stamps: Angel Bears
Paper: Marine mist, very vanilla, white, dp scrap
Ink: memento rich cocoa
Accessories: star EF (crafts-too), oval nesties, copics, dazzling diamonds glitter, EK edge punch, MS star edge punch, taffeta ribbon

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #20, Fall Colours!

Happy Saturday Everyone, it's time for another challenge from Speedy the Cat's Friends! This weeks challenge #20, is to use fall colours.

Just so you know, a randomly drawn winner will win a FREE stamp set. There is one winner drawn for every 50 entries, and if you use stamps from Mark's Finest Papers your name gets entered 2 times. You may enter as many as you like...just upload your creation here by Friday September 17th at 3pm.

For my sample this week, I'm using the new set Stinky Situation just released this week! I love this set, it includes a few critters, sentiments and this great tree background!

I stamped the images in black onto white. The trees seemed kinda lost so I decided to colour in between them and it really helped to make them stand out.

The card base is black with a layer of white and then DP from Basic Greys Origins. The procupine and layers were cut with the petite oval/scallop nesties.

I finished it off with some beautiful black satin ribbon from MFP's and some yellow taffeta. I tied the little sentiment tag on with some fancy black fibre!

Stamps: Stinky Situation
Paper: black, white, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, daffodil delight
Accessories: petite oval/scallop nesties, satin ribbon, taffeta ribbon, fibre, MS tag punch, dimenionals, copic

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Have a Great weekend,

Friday, September 10, 2010

MFP Blog Hop!

You can find the Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop Here!

Welcome to the MFP September Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added two new DT members and have shortened link lists!
We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Autumn Fun, Broom Rides, Stinky Situation, and Thankful Mums and Pumpkins. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (September 11, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

9/10 FRIDAY Thankful Mums & Pumpkins

Joanne T-
Nicole -
Susan –
Judi –
Connie –
Mark’s Finest Papers -

My card today Features the new set Thanksful Mums & Pumpkins! I stamped the mum with brown and coloured with copics. The image was cut out and layered with oval/scallop nesties. The dp is from Basic Greys Marrakech and the ribbon is Florida orange satin ribbon, all are available at Mark's Finest Papers.

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop!!!!!

Welcom, Welcome, Welcome! It`s Time for the Totally Stampalicious September Release Blog Hop!

So you know what that means?!!
Lots and lots of gorgeous EYE CANDY and fabulous PRIZES!!!
Prizes will be selected randomly from 3 different DT Blogs (also randomly
selected) so be sure to stop in and comment on all of them!

Wanna know what we're givin' away?

3rd Prize - $10 Gift Certificate
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
1st Prize - ALL FOUR New Release Stamp Sets!!

All of the New Releases are AVAILABLE NOW at the
Totally Stampalicious Store!

If you are interested in the Digi Files of these stamps, head on over to Bugaboo
Digi Stamps
to find these and many. many more fun images by the fabulous artist,
Jodie Mackerell!

I made 2 cards for todays hop! The first up above is the New Breast Cancer Stella, and she comes with several saying that fit into her sign! I Love Stella, she`s so sassy!

The second card was made using the New Bubble Bath Scarlette! She also came with several sentiments. I couldn`t make up my mind which to use, so I left it without one, and I can always add it later. I used this weeks sketch challenge SC297. I added some glitter to her bubbles and kept it feminine with the soft colours, lace and crystal brad!
Next stop....Becky!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

RILEY1710, It's a Sketch!

It's Tuesday, that means time for a Riley and Company Challenge! This weeks challenge RILEY1710, is hosted by Silke, and she has a fabulous sketch for us to try!

Today is the first day back to School here, so I thought Schoolgirl Sophie would be perfect for todays challenge!

Sophie was stamped with memento tuxedo black, coloured with copics and cut out with a circle nestie.

The card base is black. I layered this with cherry cobbler with a rectangle cut out of the center. I stamped it with basic grey and a woodgrain stamp then sponged the edges with cherry cobbler. I used craft white ink to stamp the letters & numbers in the background, hoping they looked like chalk!

I stamped some letters & numbers onto white, and punched them out with a circle punch. I finished it off with some ribbon!

Everyone is welcome to play along. Make sure to upload your creation on the Riley & Company blog so we can all have look!

Stamps: Schoolgirl Sophie. woodgrain,
Paper: Cherry cobbler, black, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, craft white, basic grey, cherry cobbler
Accessories: circle punches, circle nestie, ribbon, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 6, 2010

TSMONDAY, Flowers and NEWS!

OK first the news! There will be a new Totally Stampalicious release this Thursday September 9th woohoo! There are 4 new stamp sets being released. Please join us as we kick off the new release with a BLOG HOP starting on the Totally Stampalicious Blog at 9pm est on Thursday September 9th. Just hop along and leave comments on the Design Teams Blogs for your chance to win FREE stamps!

OK this weeks challenge is to use paper flowers. There are so many flower punches and dies out there this is an easy challenge!

For my card above, I used the Bugaboo Brat image Sean, isn't he cute! I combined this challenge with last weeks colour challenge CC286, mustard mambo breezes, and the sketch challenge SC295!

I coloured Sean with copics. The background is stamped with the French Script and the edges are sponged.

The flowers were made with the Birds & Blooms sizzix dies. I took a white piece of cardstock and stamped it with the french script in more mustard. Then I cut out the flowers with the die and sponged the edges.

Please join in the challenge and upload your creation to the Totally Stampalicious Blog. You never know, there may be a prize this week!

Don't forget to join up Thursday at 9pm est for the Blog Hop and new release!

Stamps: Bugaboo Brat Sean with flower, French Script
Paper: baja breeze, more mustard, melon mambo, white
Ink: memento tuxedo black, melon mambo, baja breeze, more mustard
Accessories: copics, circle punches, Sizzix Birds & Blooms, brads, white inkessentials, dimensionals, sponges

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #19, Five of Anything!

This weeks Speedy the Cats Friends challenge #19, is Hosted by Geri, and she's challenging us to use 5 of anything, layers, colours embellishments etc.

If you haven't played in a Speedy the Cats Friends challenge before, it's super easy! We offer a random weekly winner a FREE Mark's Finest Papers stamp set as a prize! For every 5o entries, we pick ANOTHER random winner! [Yes, you may play more than once] If you use MFP stamps, you are entered twice!] Just make sure to link your card or project up on the Mark's Finest Paper Blog, by 3pm on the following Friday for your chance to win!

For this weeks challenge, I used the 'More of Speedy the Cats Friends' set. I stamped the cat with memento tuxedo black and coloured softly with copics. The sentiment is from the same set.

The dp is Basic Greys Olivia.

For my 5 anything, I used 5 little pink pearls!

I also used this weeks sketch challenge at SCS, SC296.

Stamps: More of Speedy the Cats Friends
Paper: blushing bride, white BG Olivia
Ink: memento tuxedo black, blushing bride
Accessories: Nellie Snellen die, Love Language EF, oval nestie, ribbon, pearls, dimensionals

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #18 and Big News!

OKay first the Big News! I'm so excited that I was one of the Lucky people chosen to join the Speedy the Cats Blog Team over at Mark's Finest Papers. It's a 3 month term, and I look forward to working with the fabulous Designers on this Team! The challenges are every Saturday, and there is 1 or more stamp sets won each week. I'll have a sample and links posted here each Saturday for the next 3 months, so I hope you can join in the fun!

This is my card for this weeks challenge Speedy's Friends #18, Make a Friendship card. I also combined this with this weeks Teapot Tuesady challenge MMTPT109. The destination Station this week is to a Woman named Eula who will be celebrating her 108th birthday, now that's something to celebrate!

Since Eula likes roses, I used the Roses for You set from Mark's Finest Papers. I stamped the 2 large roses, one 2 times, and the other 3 times with versammark onto watercolour paper. Then I embossed with black EP and coloured them in with SU markers.

One of my favorite new colouring tools is the Niji pearlescent watercolours. They are so easy to use, just wet a brush, pick up some paint and apply, and they don't cost a fortune! The picture below shows the sparkle on the roses.

The card base is black, with a layer of daffodil delight and a layer of very vanilla embossed with the Victoria EF. I cut out the roses and leaves and arranged them, layering the rose in the bottom corner.

The sentiment is also from the Roses for You set. I used the Nestie Tag Shape #3 to cut it out. I really wanted a sheer bow, but I couldn't get anything to look nice without covering the roses, so I went with the gold cord!

There's still time to join in this weeks challenge, just make sure to link your creation Here, you have until Friday Sept. 3 at 3pm.

Stamps: Roses for You
Paper: black, very vanilla, daffodil delight, watercolour
Ink: black, versamark
Accessories: Black EP, SU markers summer sun, daffodil delight, old olive, always artichoke, Niji pearlescent watercolours, Victoria EF, Nestie Tag #3, dimensionals, gold cord, tiny gems

Have a Great Day!