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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

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

You crack me up!

Karen Giron always gives us a great sketch to work with every Sunday on her blog Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This week’s sketch #102 is no different.

I decided to keep my card fairly simple too. I absolutely love the image of this lady who is having her (first?) cup of coffee. This is often how I feel in the morning! My hair is curly and if I don’t put it in a ponytail to sleep, I’d wake up just like this! Here is what I came up with:

Here are the deets:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore, Bravo Burgundy
Patterned Paper – MME
Ink – Momento Rich Cocoa, various copic markers
Stamp – Stepping Stones Designs
Accessories – punches, nesties, sewing machine

Thanks for having a peek!


January 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Sweet Sunday

It’s been awhile since I made a card for Karen Giron’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. This is week #101. I haven’t made any Valentine’s cards yet, so thought I’d better get on it. This is a great, simple sketch and I can see kicking it up a notch or just keeping it really clean and simple. I decided to go with the latter, since I’m going to give this card to my DH and he doesn’t like masculine cards with ribbon. I hope he doesn’t mind the brads! Here’s the sketch:

I recently picked up a 6 x 6 pack of patterned paper at Dollarama. It had some nice designs and some I know I wouldn’t use. It only cost me $1.25, so I really couldn’t pass it up. I decided to use this patterned paper, since I wanted to keep the card as non-feminine as possible, while still making it seem like a Valentine’s card. Here is what I came up with:

Here is how the card came together:

Card Stock – 110 lb. white Strathmore, Early Espresso (SU)
Patterned Paper – Dollarama
Ink – Early Espresso
Stamp – Heart by Inkadinkadoo
Accessories – Oval Spellbinders Nestabilities, Heart brads (Dollarama), dimensionals

That’s it! Thanks for coming by for a look. Have a great day!


January 23, 2011 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

Tres Chic!

Holy smokes – I have been on a stamping rampage over the past two days! Today I have made 4 cards, each combining challenges in order to do a wee bit of catch up on all of the challenges I love to play with! For this card, I combined the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC76) as well as the Scrapmaster’s Pradise Color Combo #55. I haven’t participated in either challenge for quite some time, so I’m glad my mojo is running in full swing! I had stamped a cute little image from Stampavie (Tres Chic) using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto PTI White CS and used a number of copic markers to colour the image. I have to admit, I spent about 30 minutes colouring this little sweetie and her puppy! I had tried to buy this image a couple of times over the past few months but it was always out of stock. I finally managed to get my hot little hands on it and was just dying to colour it! I held off until I found just the “right” challenge! I have to say, this is probably my best copic colouring job yet! I am very, very happy with the way this turned out! Here is the card recipe:

Card Stock – PTI White, Daffodil Delight (SU), Cajun Craze (SU)
Ink – Momento Tuxedo Black, various copic markers
Ribbon – Old Olive 5/8″ grosgrain (SU)
Accessories – SU Perfect Details Texturz Plate, Big Shot, prima flowers, button

I hope you like it!

July 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm 3 comments

Strut your Stuff

It took me a few days to figure out what I was going to do for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC72) this week. The sketch threw me a little bit, but after playing around with it a little bit, decided to turn it clockwise. I also incorporated today’s SCS Color Challenge (CC274) to use Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. I haven’t inked up the peacock from Flourishes Strut your Stuff stamp set, so figured today would be a good day for it (after checking out some amazing cards in the gallery). Here is what I came up with for my card. I started off with a Papertrey White CS. I layered some coral colored patterned paper as well as some striped paper from My Mind’s Eye. I stamped the peacock in Momento Tuxedo Black and colored it with various copic markers. I also added some iridescent blue Pearl-ex using an aquapainter filled with floor wax for some shine. I cut it out with my nesties label. I aded some retired SU ribbon and finished it off with the sentiment stamped and layered with circle punches. Thanks for having a look.

June 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm Leave a comment

Birthday Girl

Two cards today – wow! It’s not often I get a chance to do two cards in one day. I love participating in challenges and I always take a look at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge (SSSC67). I also love trying to incorporate a color challenge and today was able to make the Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Combo Challenge (SPCC46) work. Sometimes I’m amazed at what color combos these creative geniuses come up with – Pixie Pink, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip? I wasn’t sure how I was going to put this together. I kept looking at the sketch and wondered what kind of image I was going to stamp. I pretty much always use flowers, but decided to look through my stash of patterned paper scraps for some kind of inspiration. Lo and behold, I found this cute paper that is bright pink and has a touch of brown in it. Perfect! I thought I’d keep the card pretty simple. The card base is Flourishes Cream and the patterned paper (from a scrapbook calendar) was layered with Chocolate Chip. The two horizontal panels are Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I had already made the flower combo a few weeks ago, so that was easy just to stick on. The sentiment is a rub on from SU’s Chit Chat package. There is no stamping on this card at all! Thanks for having a look.

May 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm 7 comments

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