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Season’s Greetings

I haven’t been making many cards this week. I do plan to make a bunch today since I don’t have much else to do. I have a few gals coming over to do some stamping, woo hoo! It’s gonna be a fun day!

This card was made for today’s Corrosive Challenge Blog #89 to make a card with blue and black. I was going to make a boy’s birthday card, which I had started a few days ago, but I really need Christmas cards, so went through all of my patterned paper and found some that I really liked. Here is what I came up with:

I used an old Splitcoaststampers sketch for my layout. I find they really help me get a card together much more quickly. I have most of them printed off for quick reference and I’ll use them today, for sure. Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. cream, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (colorless blender, BG000, B000, W0, W1, YG63), Weathered Wood by Ranger (Tim Holtz)
Patterned Paper – Petite Papers (Christmas pack)
Stamps – Dove from “The Magic of Christmas” by Gina K. (Rupa Shevde), Sentiment from “Snow Swirled” by Stampin’ Up!
Accessories – Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Victorian die, blue self-adhesive rhinestones, dimensionals

That’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have lots of other cards to share later!



November 7, 2010 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Mojo Monday and Color Challenge Tuesday

I’m a wee bit late, but you know how it goes. I decided to combine yesterday’s Mojo Monday 154 Sketch Challenge with today’s SCS Color Challenge (CC286) to use More Mustard, Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze. I always go through my patterned paper to see if I can match up the selected colors. Today was a good day – I had some! The next step was to find some stamps that I thought would fit the approximate size of the sketch. Here is what I came up with: Here is the recipe:

Card Stock: Cream 110 lb., Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, More Mustard
Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsies (Zanzibar)
Stamps: SU Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi (all markers), Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Sqaure & Round Scallop nesties, SU large circle punch, CB EF, Very Vanilla 5/8″ satin ribbon, pewter photo corner

Have a great day & thanks for having a look!

August 31, 2010 at 11:29 am Leave a comment

Sweet Little One

My family & I are recently back from almost 3 weeks on the east coast of Newfoundland where many of my relatives live. We arranged our first ever family reunion. My uncle and two of my cousins were the master minds behind it, working for months to arrange everything. I can’t thank them enough. We took loads of pictures and I’ll upload them in the near future. We even managed to see Killer Whales up close when we were on a whale & puffin watching tour! Apparently, in over 300 trips, these whales have only been seen a few times. We saw a few different pods of whales – how totally cool!

Back to stamping (I didn’t even think of stamping while I was away) – I made a card for a friend who has just had a baby boy. I used the SCS Sketch Challenge (294) for my layout: At first, this sketched looked too daunting to me. I kept looking at it trying to figure out how the layers needed to be laid out. I ended up starting with picking the patterned paper I wanted to use and worked from there. I already had the bottle and rattle image stamped (gratefully borrowed from my friend Joanne). I tried to match up the colours in the patterned paper with copic markers that I have, but it isn’t exactly perfect. Here is the recipe:

Card Stock: 110 lb. White, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nanna’s Nursery (Baby Boy collection)
Stamps: unknown manufacturer for the bottle/rattle stamp, Holidays & Wishes sentiment from SU
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers in blue, green, yellow and beige
Accessories: Velvet blue ribbon, self-adhesive rhinestone, dimensionals

That’s all for today. I can’t wait to post some vacation pictures. I just have to retrieve them from my hubby’s computer and put them back on a disk, then upload them to my computer. Ciao for now!

August 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm 1 comment

Color Challenge #280 (SCS)

I made two cards today – one for today’s Color Challenge over at SCS (CC280) which also incorporated an older sketch challenge (SC97). I couldn’t find the sketch to show you, but trust me, it is very similar to my layout: I wasn’t sure what image I was going to use, but I had this patterned paper from Basic Grey (June Bug) already picked out. Here is the rest of the card recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Peach Parfait and Regal Rose (SU)
Patterned Paper – Basic Grey (June Bug)
Ink – Momento Rich Cocoa, copic markers, sakura gel pen for a wee bit of glitter
Stamps – Flourishes, Lizzie Anne Designs
Accessories – SU punches (oval and scallop oval), nesties (rectangle and scalloped rectangle), cuttlebug and dimensionals (SU)

Many thanks for having a look!

July 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Bride & Groom

Well I’m glad the Mojo Monday sketch challenge is over! I did make a second card yesterday – something much cleaner and simpler. Guess what, it was the CAS challenge (CAS76) over at SCS. We were given a sketch to work with. I went a little over the top on this one – adding more layers than I planned to, but I am happy with the way it turned out. The card measures 4.75 x 4.75.

Here are the details:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories – SU rub-ons (Chit Chat – retired), SU white satin ribbon turned into a flower (kind-of), dollar store brad, sewing maching & thread, dimensionals, Spellbinders Fleurs de Lis pendant, SU corner rounder

Not a lot to the card, really, is there. I am trying to use a few of my newest acquisitions. I am planning on putting a halt to my craft spending (who the heck am I kidding?, I just tell my hubby that!), so you may see many similar supplies over the next year.

Thanks for having a look.

July 20, 2010 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Verve Week #3 and Moxy Inspiration

I really love trying to come up with a card that is representative of the inspiration piece and the sketch we are given in the Vive la Verve challenge. This is week three and here is the sketch and inpiration image (New Colony) I choose from ThemeBathroom . I also made this card for the Card Style Classy and Elegant Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. We were able to pick our favourite image from the Theme Bathroom blog instead of getting 3 images given to us. I tell you, I spent a long time trying to find a bathroom image that I thought I could make into a card, given the sketch. I decided to pull out the Fleur de Lis Spellbinders pendant set and feature the smaller pendant as my square focal point. I recently went to Coast Paper (in Vaughan, ON – just north of Toronto, actaully still part of it) where I could buy 250 sheets of paper for $20 and up (110 lb. too!). I bought some solar white Neenah paper as well and some off-white paper. I was also able to score some envelopes (250) for a great price. I won’t need to buy paper for quite some time! Anyway, here is my card:

Here are the details:
Card Stock – 110 lb. off white, Basic Black (SU)
Patterned paper – beige with a slight swirl pattern that you can’t see (from stash)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories – Spellbinders Fleur de Lis pendant, SU oval punch and scallop oval punch, black organza ribbon, off white button from stash, Bow Easy, off white embroidery floss

I hope you like it – thanks for having a look!

July 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm 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

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