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Corrosive Challenge #113 – Gone to the Dogs

Happy Easter everyone!

Our Corrosive Challenge this week is to make a card featuring animals. I decided to make two cards using dog images this week. Here we go:


I coloured one dog using copics and the other dog was stamped with chocolate chip craft ink to give it a nice, opaque look. I hope you like them! Have a great day everyone and don’t eat too much turkey today!



April 24, 2011 at 9:04 am 6 comments

Corrosive Challenge #112 – Home Sweet Home

Hi everyone – I’m still in the Bahamas until later tonight – what a fantastic time we’re having!

For today’s Corrosive Challenge, our theme is “Home Sweet Home”. I knew I didn’t have any “real” house stamps, although I did find a digi image for free on the internet I could have used. I put on my thinking cap and realized I had a fairly new (last winter) stamp set with cardinals and a bird house. Well, I figured that still qualifies, right?! Here’s my card for the week:

So, here is the recipe for the card:

Card Stock: 110 lb. white Strathmore, Poppy Parade & Baja Breeze (SU)
Patterned Paper – Memory Box
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, various copic markers
Stamps: Northwoods Rubber Stamps, Sentiment (I don’t know!)
Accessories – flower soft, circle punches (SU), ribbon

April 17, 2011 at 7:31 am 3 comments

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

Magical Creatures

Hi all! Another week has flown by and it’s time for another Corrosive Challenge. This week’s theme is “Magical Creatures”. I’ve got to tell you, this card took me ages to make! I was scouring through a bunch of sketches challenges and came across this one from Wild Orchid Challenges:

This card also qualifies for the challenge #105 at Flourishes to use three patterned papers. I’ve had this angel from Flourishes for a little bit but it hadn’t seen any ink yet. Since I consider angels to be magical, I think it fits the challenge criteria nicely, don’t you? At first I tried something different. I had embossed it in gold, but then I thought it would be too bright and wasn’t in the mood to colour it. I’m not sure why I chose to stamp it in blue, but it kept calling to me. I used a blender pen to pull some of the blue from the outline into the the image and added a wee bit of silver to fill in the ribbon. I also sponged around the edge of the image to soften it up. Here it is:

Here is the rest of how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore (card size is 5.25 x 5.25), Not Quite Navy and Marina Mist (SU)
Patterned Paper – My Mind’s Eye, SU and something else from my stash (!)
Ink – Marina Mist and Sahara Sand (SU), Encore Silver
Stamp – Flourishes
Accessories – White satin ribbon, Bow Easy, EK Success punch, Tattered Angels “Pearl” Glimmer Mist, dimensionals

Thanks for having a look today! I can’t wait to see what you create too!


February 20, 2011 at 1:02 am 1 comment

Mojo Monday 176

I can’t belive it’s Monday again! Where did the weekend go? Well, Monday means it’s another Mojo Monday sketch challenge. What a great sketch this is! I don’t think it can get much simpler than this. I’ll always go for the square card over the round. Just a little faster for me, I think. I don’t want to fuss with a round card and I’m more traditional, I suppose. Here is my card for the day:

Here are the details:

Card Stock – 80 lb. Neenah (cream), Poppy Parade (SU)
Patterned Paper – MME
Stamp Set – Whimsical Words (SU – 2010 SAB)
Ink – Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories – Prima Flowers, gold brads

That’s it. Thanks for having a look today.


January 31, 2011 at 8:13 pm 2 comments

Playdate Cafe Colour Challenge

This is my second post of the day, although I made this card last night. Here is this week’s “splash”: Lilac (or any shade of purple). We are to create a project using Black & White with a ‘splash’ of lilac/purple. Wow – I rarely use lilac, or any purple, really. “This is going to be interesting”, I said to myself! I knew I had some black and white patterned paper and some images with shades of gray, so that was my starting point. I loved all of the beautiful samples shown in the blog post, and wanted to keep my card fairly simple, yet classy (if I could pull it off). I also used the sample image in the post as my other inspiration. Here is what I came up with:

So, here is what I used to pull my card together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore, Basic Black (SU)
Patterned Paper – DCWV
Stamp – sentiment from SU’s “All Holidays” set
Ink – Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories – SU oval punches, nestabilities fancy labels, heart charm, lilac ribbon, copic marker (to colour one of the roses)

Thanks for having a look today!


January 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm 9 comments

Double Challenge-Monochromatic Sketch

Hi again – I’m a stampin’ machine today! I am pooped from not sleeping well the past couple of nights. Part of my problem is that I sometimes nap after work and that RUINS me for the rest of the night. I decided to fight through the fatigue today so that I’ll crash at a decent hour (after watching American Idol auditions!). I am really enjoying checking out the Peachy Keen challenges. This week’s challenge is a sketch and a twist to use a monochromatic colour scheme. This card also qualifies for the Crafts and Me Challenge for a monochromatic card. I don’t make monochomatic cards very often, so thought this would be a good one to try. Here is the sketch:

I wanted to use some of the things I had on my craft table, namely the foliage. So I went from there and pulled out some scrap pieces of patterned paper. Here is what I came up with:

Here is how I put the card together:

Card Stock – Beige, Medium Brown, White
Patterned Paper – MME, retired SU
Ink – Early Espresso, Ranger Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Stamp – With All My Heart (SU)
Accessories – SU dies, Nestabilities Fancy Frame, MS pine punch, brad

I hope you like it as much as I do! Thanks for having a look!


January 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm 16 comments

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