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Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #111

I made a few more birthday cards made for a friend to take to work to sell on my behalf. This one uses a layout from Karen Giron’s blog The Sweetest Thing and her Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #111.
This is a great layout!

I wanted to keep my card fairly light and airy. I’m not sure I accomplished that, but here it is:

So, here is how it came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White Strathmore, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Stamps – PTI
Accessories – Prima Flowers, PTI button, Circle Nesties, Damask EF, Pink Ribbon


April 4, 2011 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

Sweet Pastels – Corrosive Challenge #110

Here is my card for today’s Corrosive Challenge #110 to use pastels. I was going to make an Easter card, but thought that since I rarely make baby cards, today would be the day! Besides, we are still a few weeks away from Easter, so I have lots of time, right?

I decided to keep my card fairly simple this week. I am entering this card in the MelJen’s Designs sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White Strathmore, Barely Banana (retired SU), Certainly Celery (SU)
Patterned Paper – “Sweet Nectar” Designer Paper from K & Company (I won this, woohoo!)
Stamps – Baby Tees (SU Jumbo Wheel), Holidays & Wishes sentiment (retired SU)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories – Swiss Dots CB EF, PTI Vintage Button Collection, foam adhesive to pop onesie up

Thanks for having a look today. I look forward to seeing what you create too!


April 3, 2011 at 7:30 am 4 comments

Corrosive Challenge #106 – Going Green

This week at the Corrosive Challenge blog, we are featuring the digi images of Digis with Attitude. My card using an image from this company will be shown next week. For this week, our challenge is to Go Green. I decided to make 2 cards this week, one with a St. Paddy’s Day theme and the other a Father’s Day card that my 6’2″ son will give my husband.

Here they are:

For this card, I used a stamp that I picked up from Michael’s. It is made by Hampton Art. I inked up the shamrock on its own using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it 4 times to make a medallion-type image (masked it off so the leaves wouldn’t overlap). I coloured the leaves with copics (G20, G21, G24). I added a green self-adhesive rhinestone in the centre. I then inked up the sentiment and stamped it below the shamrocks. I used my nestie circle and lacey cirlce dies to cut and frame it. My paper is 110 lb. white (Strathmore), Basic Black (SU) and Basic Grey & We R Memory Keepers (Tiffany’s) patterned paper. I tied some black & white gingham ribbon around the paper before adhering my main image.


I used Karen Giron’s sketch from last week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout. I started with a 110 lb white (Strathmore) card base. I used some scrap solid green CS and ran it through the Forest Branches CB EF. I adhered that to some Bassill dark brown paper. I also used some Basic Grey patterned paper layered with the same brown for my left-side panel. I stamped the tree from PTI (Father Knows Best) with Certainly Celery & Always Artichoke as well as Close to Cocoa and Early Espresso, since it’s a two-step stamping set. I also stamped the sentiment with Early Espresso and used circle nesties to cut and frame them. I added a strip of Certainly Celery under the sentiment and 3 buttons (PTI) to finish the card.

I hope you like them and I look forward to seeing what you create for this week’s challenge!


March 6, 2011 at 7:10 am 4 comments

Corrosive Challenge #103 – Sketchy Time

Hi everyone! I haven’t posted in ages, but I’m super happy to share a card for the Corrosive Challenge today. We are featuring stamps/digi images all month from Sparkle Creations. This week, we also have a sketch challenge. Unfortunatly, for some reason, I can’t get a clear link to the sketch, but you should be able to see it on the Corrosive Challenge blog directly. Here is my card for the day, featuring Surfing Oliver:

Here is how the card came together:

CS – 110 lb. white Strathcona and 80 lb. white Neenah, navy blue
Patterned CS – “sky” paper and red on red polka-dots
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Accessories – Crystal Effects, Sand, SU brads
Stamps – Sparkle Creations (Surfing Oliver), PTI (Everyday Button Bits)

Thanks for having a look. Have a terrific day!


February 13, 2011 at 9:10 am 1 comment

Corrosive Challenge – Button it up!

Hi everyone. This week’s Corrosive Challenge is to use buttons on our creation. I love some of the sets from Paper Trey Ink., and I happened to have the Everyday Button Bits set, so, of course I had to use this for our challenge this week. I used a sketch from Card Patterns #100 as my starting point (I always need a sketch to work from). Here is the sketch:

I really like using buttons on my cards, but they are typically relegated to being the addition to my bow. Well, that was true today as well, but they were also part of my focal image. Here is the card I came up with:

So, here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore, Early Espresso (SU)
Patterned Paper – K & Company “Poppy Seeds” Designer Mat Pad
Stamps – PTI Everyday Button Buts
Ink – Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories – Dark Brown Satin ribbon, PTI green vintage buttons, CB EF, green embroidery floss

I think that’s it for now. Thanks for having a look today!


January 30, 2011 at 10:39 am 3 comments

One Layer – Little Red Wagon

I am really trying to make much simpler cards. I have a tendency to want to just keep adding and adding things. I have a “thing” for patterned paper and typically add some to my cards. It gets frustrating though, when you don’t have the “right” pattern or colour. Well, the Little Red Wagon challenge took care of all of that for me with the One Layer Wonder Challenge #64. I have to admit, I CASED this pretty much exactly from this blog. I changed the colour from Artichoke to Old Olive, didn’t add pearls but added a ribbon and changed the sentiment. Here it is:

I decided to make two cards. The second one used an Embossing Folder and the sentiment is definitely the focal point:

Here are the supplies used:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore
Ink – Old Olive, Versafine Black Onyx
Stamps – PTI – Big & Bold Wishes
Accessories – MS Scoring Board, Quickutz EF (Frame), olive grosgrain ribbon

That’s it! Can’t get much simpler than this. Thanks for having a look.


January 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm 2 comments

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I’ve participated in the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. I came across this challenge when I was going through the Unrestricted Challenges blog. I really like this sketch:

I decided I’d keep it as simple as possible and I took my inspiration from the sketch itself. I thought I’d use buttons and had a great stamp set to use to incorporate them. Here is what I came up with:

Here is my recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Patterned Paper – Eva by Basic Grey
Stamps – Everyday Button Bits by Paper Trey Inc., “Congratulations” stamp (not shown) by SU
Ink – Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories – PTI buttons, Satin Ribbon, circle and scallop circle nestabilities, Flower Vine #2 Sizzix EF, round pink buttons from my stash, dimensionals

I think that’s it. Thanks for having a look.


January 20, 2011 at 12:05 am 2 comments

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