Friday, April 22, 2011

Challenge #16 “Dots and Stripes”

A new challenge was posted on April 15 here at  A Day For Daisies and a free digi image was offered so everyone has a chance to do the challenge. It was asked “are you a dot or a stripe person, perhaps both” I couldn’t decide which I liked the best so on my card I have both. The image is very cute and I coloured it with prisma pencils and oms. I cut the image with the largest circle die and cut the embossed part of the border off. Then I cut the same size in red to highlight the image. I then used the largest scalloped circle die to add some interest. The dp  and ribbon is from SU.  I cut slits in the circle to thread the ribbon through, I think it brings attention to the sweet digi image.

                                ADFD Stripes or dots which are you

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek at my latest card you are welcome here anytime.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Easter

Over at Stamp in Canada we had an April one on one swap, the theme was Easter. I have a lot of House Mouse stamps and love to use them as much as I can. The stamp I used is Sweet Relief featuring Maxwell, Mudpie, Monica and Amanda. Easter to me is lots and lots of jellybeans, I like the red and green ones best. I coloured with prismas and oms. The cardstock I used was Lavender lace and elegant eggplant. I punched the butterfly out of vellum and coloured it with a purple spica glitter pen.
                                    April swap card for Donnalee 2011
I made the charm that is hanging on the ribbon, one of my first attempts at making a charm. It is also purple. Here is a close-up of the charm.
                                          Close up of the charm

Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy Easter!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

White on White with a Touch of Colour

On Sunday two of my “stamping buddies” and I  had a virtual “get-together” It was so much fun crafting and chatting, it was like having friends over to “play”. This is the card I made for Lynn’s challenge on Pages in Time, White on White with a touch of colour, the sketch I used was also posted for those who wanted to use it.
My touch of colour was bashful blue the rest of the card was done with Georgia Pacific white cardstock. I tried something new again, I finally opened my cool highlights ritz glitter that has been sitting on my shelf since I bought it last year at Scrapfest. Most of the rest of the card was dry embossed with the Textile embossing folder.The scalloped raised frame around the image was adapted from a project on Stamp TV.
                               White on White with a touch of colour 001

Thank you for stopping by today and come back again to visit soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Vintage Finished

I am really beginning to love vintage and when I saw this challenge on the Crop Stop Blog I knew I just had to pull out my retired Roses in Winder set from Stamping Up. This set can be used for all occasions, wedding, anniversary, birthday or a thinking of you card. I tried a new to me technique…….Cracked Glass. I have had the utee for several years but never even opened the jar. I was very excited when it all worked out the first try. My new spellbinders Fleur dis Lis Motifs got another work out for the medallion behind the image. I layered the image on a scalloped edge spellbinder die cut and popped it up on the medallion. Very Vanilla cs used for the background was embossed with the Textile embossing folder. Lace and ribbon from the dollar store.
                                       Challenge #15 Vintage Finished 001
Here is a close up picture of the cracked glass. Super easy technique but time consuming.
                                        Challenge #15 Vintage Finished up close and personal.
Here is a link to the tutorial for Cracked Glass I found on Splitcoast Stampers.
Thank you for stopping by to visit today come again real soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crop Stop Blog Sketch Challenge #14

I loved this sketch and finally had some time to create a card.  I used my new Spellbinder  Fleur De Lis Motif die set and one of my older dies which of course I remember only as a set of scalloped tags. Riding Hood Red, crumb cake cardstock and crumb cake dsp. Image is a House mouse," Berry Tired" featuring Monica.The image was  coloured with prismas and oms
                                     Crop Stop Sketch Challenge #14
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

If I had a Million Dollars….Drunken Stamper’s Challenge #62

I had a little time this afternoon and thought I would make a card for the Drunken Stamper's Challenge. The image  I used is “See the World” from Stampabilities


                                          Drunken Stampers Challeng #62 If I had a MIllion Dollars       

I used Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Red and Early Expresso card stock, Versafine Sepia ink and coloured with prismas and oms.

I also did a few pictures on how I did the image.           

                            Inking stamps 001         

First I inked the stamp with Versafine ink left it sitting on my table.

                              Inking stamps 002    

I then put the 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of cards stock on top, take your brayer and holding the cardstock roll the brayer over the cardstock one swipe is usually best or you will get a double image, this does take a bit of practice.

                             Inking stamps 003

The finished image all nice and crisp, this works really well with the large background images.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial taught to me by Natalie from the Butterfly Moon in Lyndoch, Ontario.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Spring Swap

Over at Stamp in Canada, Andrea hosted a spring swap in April. There were 9 participants and all the cards were fabulous. Here is the one I submitted for the swap
                                         Andrea's Spring Swap card.
As you probably noticed House Mouse stamps are my all time favourite to use although I have stamps from a lot of different companies.
For this card I used  House Mouse Gentle Rain featuring Muzzy. I used SU always artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil delight and GP white. card stock. The ribbon is Certainly celery. Coloured with Prismas and OMS and I used clear liquid embossing on the raindrops. Stickles was used on the daffodil.
Thanks for stopping by and come back as often as you can.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are you sponge worthy?

This card is for the Drunken Stampers Challenge posted  here to do sponging on your card. This is my attempt at sponging.
                                      Thinking of you and Sympathy 002
I stamped the Artful Stamper image with versamark watermark and embossed in white. I sponged it with distress inks tumbled glass and peeled paint. The image was mounted on SU pear pizzazz and the So Saffron layer was embossed with the Argyle folder. Sentiment is from Warmest Regards.
Not much happening here in SWO, it’s windy and dull, a great day to stay in and get some crafting done. I have 8 more cards to make for a friend and the April swap card for SC. So glad you took some time to drop by and visit.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A bit of spring on a snowy day

Wow what a day!!! I can’t believe all the snow outside right now. The only thing good about snow in April it doesn’t last long. I think what we need is something to brighten the day.
This card I made is for a March challenge on Stamp in Canada, the card has travelled all the way to PEI to the recipient. It is a one way swap. It is monthly  and sometimes there is a theme to follow.
The theme for March was Bring on Spring!!
The stamp is a House Mouse stamp called Painting Panssies. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Quatros.which was punched out with the SU Decorative Label punch. The image was coloured with prismas & oms. I put crystal ice stickles on the flowers and leave. TFL.
So happy you stopped by to visit today, you are welcome any time.