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Mercy’s Last Sketch

Wow – two cards for me today! This time, I blurfed over to Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge and was horrified to learn this is her last week posting sketch challenges! These are among my most favorite and I’ll be very sad to see them go. There are lots of other sketches out there in craftland, so I’m sure I’ll find more than a few to attempt down the road. For this card, I combined Mercy’s sketch with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC98) to use pearls. I have to admit, I had to tweak this card a couple of times until I was happy with it.

I haven’t used many pearls in quite a while but I didn’t have many in my stash to play with. I rumbled through my drawer of embellishments and found a little strand of small pearls as well as a previously-made hat pin – woohoo! Here is what I came up with for these challenges:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. White (Strathmore), Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Mellow Moss (SU)
Patterned Paper – Eastern Promise (Dovecraft)
Stamps – Cherry Blossoms (Flourishes), Occasional Quotes (SU)
Ink – Black (Versa Fine), Blushing Bride (SU)
Accessories – Floral Screen (Cuttlebug EF), Marianne Design Circular Die (LR0129), Blush Satin Ribbon (Michael’s),
Modern Garland border punch (Martha Stewart), Pretties Kit and small self-adhesive pearls

I hope you like it! Thanks for taking a look.



December 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm 4 comments

Shabby Christmas

I recently bought more patterned paper (I know I didn’t need it, but…) and wanted to try it right away and I hadn’t made a card for Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC97) in ages, so what a great marriage this was! Here is Mercy’s great sketch for the week:

I totally fell in love with the Petite Papers “Holiday Collection – Home for the Holidays and Winter’s Wings” package as well as a few others that I found on the Stamp-by-Step website. They were all on sale, so I did a bulk buy!! Here is what I came up with today:

It’s very late, so my picture is a little dark. I rarely use my sewing machine to add stitching/zig-zagging to my cards, but for some reason, it called to me today. I’m kind of glad that I did it. Here is the card recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. cream, SU’s Cherry Cobbler & Bermuda Bay
Patterned Paper: Petite Papers – “Home for the Holidays & Winter’s Wings
Stamp Set: SU’s Occasional Quotes (Hostess)
Ink: SU’s Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spellbinders Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, satin ribbon, sewing machine, red self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look! Your comments are always greatly appreciated.


October 27, 2010 at 12:02 am 2 comments

SCS Color Challenge

Today’s Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC279) calls for us to use Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist. I also wanted to play over at Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC82). I love Mercy’s sketches. They are just the right level of challenge for me. I decided to make a card for my friend, Joanne. I was supposed to get together with her today for a little bit to stamp some images to colour later (stamps I don’t have but that would be good to colour with my copics). She has a stamp collection to die for! She has also been a good customer of mine (thanks, Joanne!). I decided to add a few images of the hydrangea from SU’s Level 1 set for her to play with. I couldn’t make it because of work meetings and other errands I had to run. We hopefully will play a day trip in the next week to Buffalo, which is just about an hour away.

Here is the recipe:

Card Stock – PTI White, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey “Eskimo Kisses”
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamp Set – Lizzie Anne Designs “Say it in Script”
Accessories – Circle Nesties, Mulberry Flower, CB EF (D’Vine Swirls), dimensionals

That’s all for now. Thanks for having a look!

July 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Living Life

I haven’t uploaded much lately. I’ve had company for the past week and was in a bit of card-making withdrawal! I was able to sneek off to print off a few challenges for this week. I loved Mercy’s sketch for this week (MTSC81) and just had to play. I am loving the new patterned paper my Dad brought up from the states for me. I get my on-line orders sent to him in Pennsylvania and he either brings it up for me or I go down for a weekend visit to see him and pick it up, if I can time it right. I recently bought some Laura Ashley paper called “Contemporary”. There is a really nice variety of colours and patterns in this 72-sheet pack (6 sheets of 12 designs). My card base is cream CS and I layered the patterned paper onto Pear Pizzazz (SU In-Color). I tied retired SU Mellow Moss velvet ribbon around it. I used the sentiment from Verve stamped in Momento Rich Cocoa ink which was cut out and layered (onto SU Blushing Bride) with my oval nestabilities. I popped up the sentiment panel and finished the card off with a Prima (Belle Arte Sachette) flower, which I think is absolutely gorgeous! I hope you like it! Thanks for having a look today.

July 7, 2010 at 9:56 am 1 comment

New goodies!

I had a bunch of new stuff sent to my Dad’s in the States and he came up yesterday. Part of my order included lots of new paper from Addicted to Rubber Stamps. I went a little crazy and now need to just use everything I bought! I loved Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC80) and wanted to make a birthday card that used some of the beautiful paper I bought. This card used PTI White CS for my card base. I layered some new SU Blushing Bride CS as well as Kate Knight’s Eastern Blooms patterned paper. I kept the card simple and added some Early Espresso CS from SU and some chocolate ribbon and a PTI button tied with brown embroidery floss. The Birthday Wishes sentiment is also a newly acquired set from Lizzie Ann Designs. I cut and layered the sentiment with nesties. I love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for having a look!

July 1, 2010 at 12:52 am Leave a comment

Birthday Cupcakes

I made this card for Mercy’s Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC79) . What a great sketch! I can see myself using this many times over. I decided to make a birthday card because every week or so, it seems either I need one or one of my friends or family needs one. My sister was over when I made this and as soon as I was done, she asked if she could have it! I asked her to wait at least until I took a picture of it! Turns out she didn’t need it immediately so I can hang onto it for a bit. I think I will make a bunch of these cards over the next few weeks, just to have them handy. I used PTI (white CS) for my card base. I used some retired SU DSP, layered with going grey. I stamped the cupcake topiary (Crazy for Cupcakes from SU) with Momento Tuxedo Black and coloured it with various copic markers. I added some Diamond Glaze to the cherries. The sentiment is from the same set. I added a few self-adhesive half pearls and tied pink satin ribbon (SU) under the main image. I popped up my cupcake image with SU dimensionals. Thanks for having a look today.

June 22, 2010 at 10:19 pm 2 comments

Little Red Wagon

I came across the Little Red Wagon blog after viewing Rosanne’s blog and decided to participate in Challenge #33 to use beads. Well, this got me thinking…I bought a whole bunch of beads to put on hat pins at Mary Maxim in Paris, Ontario one day, thinking I was going to use these ALL the time on my cards, because they looked so pretty! I don’t think I used them very much, since I can only find a couple of cards on my blog or on my SCS with them! Part of the reason is that the hat pins I bought are so flimsy! Every time I try to add the piece on the end to secure the beads and pearls or even to get it to go through the ribbon in any given spot, the pin would go all wonky. It’s virtually impossible to straighten it out again. Anyway, I had a pin half done sitting in my drawer, so I thought I would try to use the hat pin look again. It’s hard to see in the photo, but a couple of the beads are light pink and they match the patterned paper. My card uses an old sketch from Mercy (MTSC34) . I am loving the Basic Grey patterned paper I bought a little while back. I especially love the 6 x 6 packs because the pattern on the paper is perfect. I never realized that the scale of the pattern is so much larger on the 12 x 12 papers. This patterned paper is from the Green at Heart pack and it is layered on the new Pear Pizzazz SU In-colour. I love it when I can match up papers so nicely. The ribbon is from the dollar store and I made two bows with my Bow Easy. I’m telling you, if you don’t have one of these little baby’s, you need to get one! Unfortunately, I fiddled with it so much, it looks awful! Normally the bow would look much nicer than this. The sentiment comes from Verve and I used my nesties to cut it out an layer it. Thanks for having a look.


June 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm 1 comment

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