Monday, 30 July 2012

Happy Dance


Today over at the Penny Black blog, they are featured my card using one of the cute little clowns from the stamp called Three Clowns.  It was a fun and easy stamp to work with and has many possiblilities. 
I lined the side of my card with dp to match the clown and set him balancing a cupcake onto the sentiment from the Sweet Wishes set.  For a finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to his buttons, nose and cupcake.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday.

Supplies:  stamps, Penny Black/ dp ?/ Copic markers/ Glossy Accents/ pop dots/ Memento black

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Fruity Drinks


Well it's Sunday and I had to play along with the challenge at Splitcoast and also wanted to add this one to the challenge at CASology and Simon Says.    Who doesn't love a nice cool, fruity drink on a hot summer day??  My card uses stamps from Fiskars and the yellow bkg. is made by inking my acrylic block and spraying with water before stamping.  The rest is pretty straight forward.
Thanks so much for coming to have a look. 

Supplies:  stamp, Fiskars/ Memento inks/ Copic markers/ twine

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Woodsy Wishes


The start of the weekend and I found some 'snippets' to make a card for 3 challenge today...Yeah!
The first challenge is the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast, anything goes at Simon Says stamps and the other is  the Paper Smooches SPARKS picture perfect challenge.   
Very simple card using stamps from Paper Smooches.
Have a great weekend and thanks for popping by.

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches/ Memento ink/ pop dots/ twine

Friday, 27 July 2012

You're the Bees Knees



How can you not be happy....it's Friday!  Here is my card for 3 challenges today; the Free for All challenge at Splitcoast, the challenge at Simon Says Stamps and the hexagon challenge at Moxie Fab.
The bkg. is made using a mask by the Crafter's Workshop that I sponged  Distress ink onto then added the yellow swipe and the sentiment.  The little bee is from Recollections...isn't he the cutest?
Hope you can 'bee happy' today.

supplies:  stamps, Paper Smooches, Recollections, The Craft's Meow/ Distress ink/ copics

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Life's Beautiful


Here is today's card.  I am playing along with 3 challenges today...CAS-ual Fridays; to use a black cs base, The WT Challenge at Splitcoast and the challenge at Simon Says; anything goes.
I used a mask from The Crafters Workshop and rubbed on Distress inks, super easy.  Added some overstamping with the Grunge Me set from PTI.  Mounted onto black base with pop dots.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies: stamps; PTI, Studio G/ mask/Distress inks/ pearls/ Memento black

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Monday, 23 July 2012

Whale of a B-Day


Here is the card I made today to play along with the CAS challenge at Splitcoast and  the birthday card challenge at Moxie Fab.  Very simple card....I embossed the circle, added the whale from Recollections, pop dotted it onto the panel  and then added sentiment from Penny Black.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Supplies:  stamps;  Recollections, Penny Black/ pop dots/ EB folder/ twine/ memento black

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Here For You


Here is the card I made for the Paper Smooches Sparks colour challenge.......

A simple one as I have lots to get done.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look!!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Birthday Bug


I need some cards for the little people in my life and this ladybug spoke to me.  I am playing along with the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast, the Moxie Fab birthday and the CASology happy challenge too.  I stamped the swipe and the sentiment from The Craft's Meow and then added the ladybug from Recollections.  Very clean and simple.
Thanks for dropping by.

Supplies:  stamps:  The Crafts Meow, Recollections/ pop dots/ copics/ twine

Friday, 20 July 2012

Put on a Happy Face


Today I created a simple card to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast, wanted to add a card to the challenge at Moxie Fab which was to create a Hello card and the CASology Happy challenge too.  I used one of the flower stamps from Paper Smooches, stamped and cut out just the center area.  I coloured with Copics and then added Glossy Accents to their mouths.  Pop dotted them onto a piece of embossed white.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look. 

supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches, Hero Arts/ Glossy Accents/ EB folder/ pop dots

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Forever


The week is just flying by and I needed to make a card for my DH for our Anniversary on Monday so played along with the challenge at Splitcoast: Hit the Beach and the challenge at Moxie Fab: Create a Love card.  I was happy to have found this stamp in a sale bin at Michaels the other night for less then half price.  It has such wonderful detail.
So, I masked the oval, sponged on Distress Inks then dropped some water onto the ink which is water based and leaves the droplet marks behind.  Then I added the shells and the sentiment.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Inkadinkadoo, Paper Smooches/ Distress ink/ Memento black/ pearls/ twine

Monday, 16 July 2012

Green and Blues


Just another masculine card as I am playing along with three challenges today...the CAS challenge at Splitcoast is to add twine to your card; Moxie Fab is to create a Birthday card and CAS-ual Fridays...Let's Strip.  I am really having fun playing with these new stamps from The Craft's Meow.  I masked the center area, sponged on Distress inks and then overstamped.  Lastly I added the scored lines and the twine.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great week.

Supplies:  Stamps; The Craft's Meow/ twine/ Distress inks/ Memento ink/ pop dots

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Hey Buddy


In my ongoing attempts to create more masculine cards (sometimes I want to pretty them up too much), here is a card I made for the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast and also the challenge at Moxie Fab to create a Hello card.
I started by stamping the sentiment from Paper Smooches then masking and stamping the PTI set on either side.  I added the black line with a fine marker and mounted it over a chevron bkg.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Enjoy your Sunday.

Supplies:  stamps: PTI, Paper Smooches/ fine tip marker/ pop dots

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Flowers of Thanks


Here is a card I made using stamps from Paper Smooches and Penny Black.  The sentiment is stamped then masked so the flowers from Petal Party set could be stamped on either side.  I added the black lines with a fine tip marker and rounded the corner.
I am adding this to the challenge at Moxie Fab...to create a thank-you card.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Penny Black; Paper Smooches/ corner chomper/fine line pen

Friday, 13 July 2012

Thinking of You done in Blue


Here is the card I made featured on the Penny Black  blog today based on a sketch that I saw and loved.  I stamped the main panel flowers called Awakening with Versamark then embossed with white.  I rubbed on Distress inks then dropped water onto the paper.  Since the Distress inks are water based, it leaves droplets on your paper.  I then stamped the sentiment from the set Gratitude which is getting a lot of use lately, cut it out with a Spellbinders die and while still in the die, sponged on blue.
I am also adding this card to the challenge at Moxie Fab.
Thanks so much for visiting today and hope you have a great weekend. 

Supplies:  stamps:  Penny Black-Awakening #4237K, Gratitude #30-105/Distress inks/ Spellbinders/ eb/ pearls

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Sending Happy


It's Thursday already...such a busy week but so happy I found some time to play along with my first challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks challenge.  This week is a sketch challenge...now I usually don't do well with sketches but this one spoke to me!   I stamped the flower heads, coloured them with Copics then cut them out.  I pop dotted them over a piece of washi tape and added the faux stitching just to perk it up.
Those PS stamps always bring a smile to my face. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Paper Smooches/ Memento ink/ washi tape/ pop dots

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Monday, 9 July 2012

Inspired by Thumbelina


The challenge at Splitcoast today had me really scratching my head.  It was to create a card based on a Fairy Tale.  Here is what I came up with. 
The story of Thumbelina is about a tiny girl being born on a flower in a beautiful garden.  I used a circle mask and then stamped within it using my stamps from The Craft's Meow to represent the garden.  I  then removed the mask and stamped the sentiment then stamped, coloured and cut out the little flower girl from Stampotique...pop dotted her for interest.  I am also adding this one to the challenge at Moxie Fab which was to create a birthday card.  Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Typically Teen-TCM; Stampotique/Copic markers/ pop dots

Sunday, 8 July 2012

My Friend


So glad I have had a bit of extra time this wknd to add a card to 3 challenges:  One is at Splitcoast for the Featured Stamper; one is at Moxie Fab to create a Hello card and CAS-ual Fridays to create a card with text.  I stamped the bkg, stamps from Hero Arts called Friendship Message.  I coloured the flower stamp with Memento markers and sprayed with water before stamping. 
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Hero Arts; Basic Grey; Expressions In Ink/Memento markers/pop dots

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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Summer Butterfly


Well meet today's card....happy to say that I had time to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast today and wanted to add one more card to the challenge at Moxie Fab.   I used this soap as my inspiration for my card.  I love lime and it so reminds me of summertime. 
                                                  
                                                         Coconut Lime Handmade Vegan Artisan Cold Process Soap
I stamped the butterfly from the Social Butterfly set with Memento inks and cut it out.  Mounted it onto a circle stamped with a new bkg. pattern from Penny Black called Flower Flourish.  Added the frame with the distressing edges.  The sentiment is from the Gratitude set.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Penny Black/ distressing tool/ pearls/ Memento ink/ pop dots/Spellbinders

Friday, 6 July 2012

Special Day Circles


Today is my day at the Penny Black blog to feature a card using stamps of my choice.  Here is the stamp I used called Wow.  It is the same stamp that I used on my card from yesterday.  I stamped it off to the side as I wanted to keep all the graphic details to the right.  I filled in the spaces that were left by stamping again, then I coloured the circles with Copic markers.  I felt it still needed some more interest, so I stamped again and cut out a few of the circles  so I could pop dot them. 
I am also adding this card to the birthday card challenge at Moxie Fab
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

supplies:  wow…Product #40-112, sweet wishes...Product #30-104/ Copic markers/ pop dots

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Round and Round

Today, I am playing along with 2 challenges....the first one is for the CAS-ual Fridays-create a card with  circles and the challenge at Moxie Fab-create a thank-you cards.  I used the bkg. stamp from Penny Black called Wow.  Very fun and easy to work with.  I stamped the image on each corner then coloured the circles with Copic markers.  Added the Paper Smooches sentiment, black pearls and the twine. 
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  Wow-Product No: 40-112, Paper Smooches/ twine/ black pearls/ Copics

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Monday, 2 July 2012

Silver Congratulations


Here is a card I made to play along with the Featured Stampers challenge at Splitcoast and for the challenge at Moxie Fab which is to create a Congratulations card. 
I stamped the flowers from the new Penny Black release called Lace Flower onto white and embossed them with silver.  I fussy cut them and then mounted them with pop dots in an arrangement onto a frame cut from a Spellbinders die.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps, Lace Flower, Gratitude/ Spellbinders/silver embossing powder