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Corrosive Challenge #98 – Sketch

Janet is featuring a sketch for this week’s Corrosive Challenge. I’m so glad there are creative people out there who help people like me who have NO imagination to come up with my own layout! I COMPLETELY (no exaggeration) rely on sketches to make cards. If there weren’t any out there, I wouldn’t be doing this craft at all. So, here is my big THANK YOU to all of you out there who provide sketch challenges!! Here is the sketch for this week:

After all of the Christmas cards, I was so happy to pull out a stamp that has flowers on it. I wanted to create a bright card, so I flipped through some new SEI paper I recently picked up and settled on a small flower print. Here is what I came up with this week:

Here is the recipe:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white (Strathmore), 80 lb. white (Neenah Classic Smooth Solar), Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip (SU)
Patterned Paper – “Play Day” (SEI)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Stamps – “Krista’s Vase” (Stamping Bella), sentiment by Dawn Houser (Inkadinkadoo)
Accessories – Regal Rose 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (SU), Scallop Trim border punch (SU), oval nestabilities (Spellbinders), dimensionals, self-adhesive yellow rhinestone

Thanks for having a look and I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with!



January 9, 2011 at 2:43 am 2 comments

JOY (I made another card)!

Yesterday, as I was recovering from the flu, I was able to be vertical (for the first time in two days) and knew I had to at least made a tiny dent in getting my Christmas cards done. I flipped through a bunch of websites until I found a sketch I thought I could manage and discovered this sketch from Crafty Sentiments Designs:

The name of the challenge is “Lots of Snowflakes and Sketch Challenge”. I am also submitting this card for the first ever challenge at One Crazy Stamper, to create a Christmas or Winter-themed card: Here is what I came up with:

Here is the recipe for my card:

Card Stock: 110 lb. white Stathmore, 80 lb. Neenah solar white, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (both SU)
Patterned Paper: “Jolly Happy Christmas” by Dovecraft
Stamps: “Group Hug” from Stamping Bella, “Joy” from Gina K. (“The Magic of Christmas” set)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, copic markers (VG91/93/97, R24/37/59, BG000/01/07,YR07, C1/3, G21/24, B000, Colorless Blender)
Accessories: Die by Marianne design (LR0129), 1″ an d 1 1/4″ circle punches (SU), “Petals-a-Plenty” Textured Impressions embossing folder (SU), dimensionals

Thanks for having a look today!


December 12, 2010 at 10:07 am 5 comments

Group Hug

I made this card for this week’s Corrosive Challenge #94, which is a simple sketch:

I was a bad girl and didn’t post my card to my blog for last week’s challenge, so I wanted to make sure I did it this week. I’m posting early since I couldn’t sleep.

Anyway, here is my card:

and here are the details for the 5 x 5 card:

Card Stock: 110 lb. white (Strathmore), 80 lb. solar white Neenah, Real Red (SU)
Patterned Paper: Jolly Happy Christmas by Dovecraft
Stamps: “Group Hug” by Stamping Bella (I just got this one this week) and “Teeny Tiny Wishes” by SU
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers (VG91/93/97, R24/37/59, BG000/01/07,YR07, C1/3, G21/24, B000, Colorless Blender)
Accessories: die by Marianne design (LR0129), Green satin ribbon, Word Window punch (SU), dimensionals

I haven’t even started my own Christmas cards yet – well, I guess this will be the first one! I’m just getting over the flu, so I’ll have to try to tackle about 50 of them tomorrow. My target is to make at least 75 in order to cover off family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. I truly hope that will be enough since I’m cutting it pretty close now! I’ll post a few more cards in the coming days. Thanks for having a look!


December 12, 2010 at 3:40 am Leave a comment

Verve Week 4 Challenge

I remembered to check today’s Viva la Verve Week 4 challenge thread this morning. I opened up the first inspiration apron and I loved it! As soon as I saw it, I knew what patterned paper I wanted to use. Even though the flower aren’t Poppies (they are Cyclamen), the colors were a really close match. This is a neat sketch. I started with Papertrey White CS and added the patterned paper. I layered the polka dot patterned paper with Kiwi Kiss. I loved the polka dot trim around the middle and base of the apron. I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) in Pretty in Pink and punched it with a 1″ circle punch. I added a little adhesive pearl to the centre of each. I layered that with Rose Red (1 1/4″ punch). I used the lovely Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink satin ribbon. I tied a ribbon and adhered it to the middle strip of ribbon and added a half pearl from the S-U Pretties Kit. That’s it. Thanks for having a look! Enjoy the day.

March 19, 2010 at 11:20 am 1 comment

Cakeabella Wishes

I haven’t used my Bella images for awhile (I only have 5 or 6 – for now!) and I happened to peruse Blogabella and noticed Em had posted the theme for this week (I think) is POLKA DOTS BIG AND SMALL WE LOVE THEM ALL! by Karen Motzabella! Karen was my upline when I joined SU as a demonstrator. I’ve loved Karen’s stamping from day one! I thought I’d try my hand at creating a card using this theme. I used Cakeabella for my card, but it didn’t start out that way. I initially started with another image but when I was colouring it, my copics bled a lot outside the lines quite a bit. I started over with this beauty. I paper pieced her apron with polka dot patterned paper. It was a little tricky cutting it out, let me tell you! I had this shimmery polka dot patterned paper from a big package I purchased a few months ago when I was working on a scrapbook. I stamped Bella on Papertrey Cream CS with Momento Rich Cocoa. I used various copic markers (I’m too lazy to keep track of them!). I cut it out and framed it with my nesties. The scallop background is Dusty Durango CS. I popped this up a little to add a bit of depth. I wrapped some polka dot ribbon around the card and tied a blue button around it with light brown embroidery floss. I used my SU word window and modern label punch and die for the sentiment panel, which is popped up too. The sentiment is from a Gina K. Designs set. Thanks for having a look!

March 4, 2010 at 12:20 am Leave a comment

Mojo Monday #109

Here is my submission for this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge # 109. I attended the Creativ Festival in Toronto last weekend and picked up a couple of stamps so I thought I’d use one from Stamping Bella (Charlotte Keto) with some new copic markers.
mojo109_by_duchiedog I used 110 lb. white card stock as my card base. I added some DSP from Stampin’ Up! and Crushed Curry as my foundation pieces. I stamped Charlotte with S-U Basic Black (I’m waiting on my Tuxedo Black from Momento as I understand that is the best ink to use copics with). I added colouring to Charlotte with various copic markers and layered her with a scalloped rectangle nestie frame. I used the Great Friend set from S-U and stamped the image in basic black. I layered it with the S-U scalloped circle punch and added dots with my Signo uniball white pen (that is not working very well). I popped both the main image and the sentiment with dimensionals from S-U and finished it with ribbon (Rich Razzleberry and retired Maize). I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

October 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm 1 comment

Color Dare 10, SC222

Two, two, two for the price of one! As usual, I’m combining two challenges. This time, I’m combining the SCS Sketch Challenge 222 with Color Dare 10 to use Tangerine Tango, Taken with Teal and Kiwi Kiss. I stamped this Bella image yesterday but didn’t colour it yet. When I saw the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge, I knew exactly what to do. This came together pretty easy and I’m happy with it. I added a few sticky jewels in a light kiwi colour to both sides of the main image. I gotta get to work, so have a wonderful day!

April 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm 3 comments

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