Saturday, 29 September 2012

Botanical Print

Welcome to the weekend.  So happy I have time to play along with the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast today.  I took my inspiration from a Botanical Print. 
I just love this stamp from Penny easy to work with.  I started by rubbing Distress ink onto a honeycomb mask from the Crafter's Workshop then stamped the hillflowers and the sentiment.  Finally I rubbed some more ink on the edges to add the distressing.
Hope you get time to do something you love to do today.  I find this time of year to be so inspiring.
Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps: Penny Black; hillflowers; smiling / Crafter's workshop/ Distress Inks/ twine

If you are looking for the OLW this week you can find it HERE.

Friday, 28 September 2012

Fall Blessings

Happy Friday!  This week just flew by and I need to get going and make a few cards for our Thanksgiving which we celebrate here in Canada on October 8th.  Playing along with 2 challenges today.  The first on is at CAS-ual Fridays...Toot Your Own Horn; to create a card inspired by your blog header and the second one is at Splitcoast; Fall Leaves
Keeping it simple, I stamped the circles from Inkadinkadoo then overstamped with the sentiment.  The leaf from Penny Black is stamped with Versamark, embossed with white then Distress inks rubbed on and tied with a piece of baker's twine.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black, Inkadinkadoo, Stampabilities/ Mememto ink/ Distress ink/ wh. eb powder/ Versamark/ twine

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

OLW107- Masking

Welcome to another week for me to be hosting the OLW (One Layer Wednesday).  This week I am challenging you to:

create a card using a MASKING TECHNIQUE

I don't have any sympathy cards on hand and they are sometimes difficult to create at the last minute so here is what I came up with.  For my card, I picked a fern from my garden then laid it onto my cardstock.  I tried to flatten it out a bit then I sprayed using Mr. Huey's colour mists and added a few flecks for interest.  Last I stamped the sentiment from Stampin Up for a quick one layer card.

 Don’t forget about the Gratitude Campaign! See Susan’s blog for details.

OLW107 Rules

1. Create a one-layer card.  That is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!
2. Make a card that incorporates masking in some way.   Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of card stock.
3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button underneath.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog’s main page.
4. HAVE FUN! I am looking forward in seeing what you create!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Everything Rosy?

Hello my friends.  So sorry I have been MIA but it has been such a busy time with no a Snippet of time to craft.  I did get time to play along with a few challenges today at Splitcoast.  One was the CAS challenge..a sketch and the other was a TLC Make Polka Dots which are kind of hard to see on my card but I added them onto the leaves.  Today is also the last day for the big challenges going on at Moxie Fab so I am entering this one in the Focal Point challenge.  The stamp set I used for the flower is from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Stampotique.  Used Distress inks to colour the flowers and added the scoring and washi tape as well.
Hope you are having a great Monday....I am just so happy to have time to stamp.
Hope you can come back on Wednesday for the OLW as I am hosting this week.

Supplies:  stamps; Stampin Up Mixed Bouquet, Stampotique/ Distress inks/ Washi tape/ pearls/ pop dots

EDIT ADDED:  I was thrilled to find out that my card was a finalist in the Moxie Fab challenge seen HERE!!
thanks so much for all the wonderful and very appreciated emails

Monday, 17 September 2012

Check it Out!!

Hello friends,
Just popping in to tell you that there is a great giveaways at the Penny Black blog this week.
Go HERE to see all the new releases and chances to win.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

As Summer Fades

Happy Sunday.  The weather here has been lovely all weekend...sunny, mild.  It is hard to think that summer is fading away and it will soon be fall.  My card is inspired by the colours of fall.
I am entering this card in a few challenges; the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast, the OLW105 Autumn challenge at Cheryl's blog and the Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab.  I masked the panel and then sponged on Distress Inks before stamping the Queen Anne's Lace with black and added the sentiment. 
There is a weekend challenge going on at the Penny Black blog you will want to check out.  Some nice prizes to be awarded. 

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ pearls/ Distress Inks/ twine

Friday, 14 September 2012

Incoming Wishes

Phew!  It has been a crazy week and no time to create so today I was happy to find my mojo and make a card.  I stamped the bunny from The Cat's Pajamas and paper pieced his parachute.  I coloured him with Copics and pop dotted him for interest.  The border is from Stamping Bellas.  I am adding this one to the Movement Challenge at Moxie Fab.
Looking forward to the weekend and really hoping I have some extra time to play.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; The Cat's Pajamas, Stamping Bellas/ Corner Chomper/ Twine/ DP

Monday, 10 September 2012

Shadow Monster

Happy Monday!   Here is a card I made using the new Shadow Monster stamp from Penny Black.  It was so fun and easy to create with.  I stamped the image, embossed it with clear and then coloured it using Copics.  I sponged the edges being sure to leave more white space around the little trick or treater so she looked highlighted.  I am entering this one in the Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab.
Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies:  Stamps; Penny Black/ Copic markers/ pop dots/ Distress inks/ pearls

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Being Grateful

Hi there...hope you are enjoying a great wknd.  I am playing along with a few challenges today.  First one is the Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast; the Asymmetry challenge at Moxie Fab; the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to emboss and lastly the Gratitude Campaign-OLW this week hosted by Susan.  Whew!
Since our Thanksgiving here in Canada arrives in early October, I thought it would be a good time to get started on creating a few cards for that.
First I stamped my Penny Black stamp called Berry Red, Snow White in black and clear embossed.  Next I sponged on Distress inks and since I embossed I could rub away the excess from my image so it stayed nice and crisp.  I added a line of scoring and my sentiment from the new set called Gratitude.
Thanks so much for coming by to have a look.  I am truly GRATEFUL to you!

Supplies:  stamp; Penny Black/ Distress inks/ clear eb/ Scor-bug/ twine

Saturday, 8 September 2012

PB Weekend Challenge

There is a Mini card challenge going on this weekend over at the  Blog.  So, if you have some extra time, I hope you will get a chance to play along.  I think there will be a Prize package too.
Go HERE for all the details.

Vintage Blue

Welcome to the weekend!!  Here is the card I made for a few challenges:  the Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast today; the Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab and the CAS-ual Friday challenge which was to add embossing to your card.
I masked the center circle and stamped the woodgrain first.  When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment and embossed with clear.  I pierced around the circle then added the die cut flowers.
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.  Have a great weekend!

Supplies:  stamps; Hero Arts/ flowers: die from Simon Says/ clear eb/ twine/ glossy accents

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Just Dropping In

Here is a card I made for a challenge at Splitcoast today; to use apple red; another challenge at A Blog Named Hero and the Movement challenge at Moxie Fab.  I just picked up this cute little guy by The Cat's Pajamas and used him with my Hero Arts city scene.  The bkg. and the sentiment are embossed with clear to make them pop.  The parachute is paper pieced and the bunny is pop dotted for interest.
Thanks for dropping in to take a look.

Supplies:  stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas, Hero Arts/ Copics/ pop dots

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Check it Out!

hi Friends,
Just a quick post today to let you know about a great giveaway from my friend Cathy.  You can check it out Here.  Who doesn't love new stuff to play with??
Be back soon.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Lifting Your Spirits

Here is a card I made for the Colour Challenge at Splitcoast use grey, brown and green and the Focal Point challenge at Moxie Fab.  I am loving this postage die so I started by stamping the birdfeeder and then cut it out with the die.  I then sponged on Distress ink while the paper was still in the die.  I coloured the birds with Copics, added the sentiment and then pop dotted the whole panel. 
Hope you have a great week...thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  Stamps; Inkadinkadoo, Stampendous/ Spellbinders/ Distress inks/ Copics

Monday, 3 September 2012

Geeky Best Friends

Here is a silly little card I made for a special friend.  This image from The Old Island Stamp Company always makes me smile.  I altered it a bit by drawing on the glasses.  The girls dresses are paper pieced and the rest is coloured with Copics.  The score line is done using a Scor-bug seen here:

Cutter Bee Piercing Bugs Rotary Tool 2/Pkg
Supplies:  Stamps; The Old Island Stamp Company, Imaginisce/ Scor-bug/ DP/ twine/ Copic markers

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Many Thanks

Here is today's card as I am playing along with the Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast and the Repetition challenge at Moxie Fab.  This card came together quickly and I was pleased with the final results.  I stamped the spools then cut them out so I could wrap the twine around them.  Added them over the dots for interest and the sentiment I had in my stash works great with these images.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks so much for dropping by.

Supplies:  stamps; Stampabilites, We R Memory Makers/ twine/ button/ Penny Black mix and match cs

Saturday, 1 September 2012

My Friend

It's the long weekend and I can't believe where the summer has gone!!  How can that be? 
Here is the card I am showing today...getting ready for the Fall to arrive and school to start on Tuesday.  I used the new Foliage Fancy from Penny Black for the leaves.  They are really neat because there is a solid and and an outline for each leaf in the set.  That gives you so many options in using that set.  For my card what I did was stamp the outlines first randomly around the outside of my card and then embossed with white powder.  Then I took the solid image and applied various colours of Distress inks and sprayed with water before stamping on top of the outline.  I was very pleased with the colour variations I was able to achieve.  I added the lines and the Friendship sentiment to finish it off.
I am adding this to the Movement challenge at Moxie Fab.
I hope you enjoy a wonderful wknd. and thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps; Penny Black/ Distress inks/ pearls/ fine line black marker/ white embossing powder