Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Fairy Merry Christmas Card

Card is made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge, both their sketch and their black and white and one other color. I chose red so I could make it a Christmas card...since I am a bit behind on those. I wasn't going to make any, as I rarely send them out...but I have decided to change and to send more personal card then emails because getting mail is just more fun! :)

Image is Sugar Nellie, stamped in memento, colored in copics and stickles added for bling.
Red CS is cut and embossed with Spellbinders Label 1
Black Bling from Michaels clearance
Patterned paper from walmart...colorblok? paper stack....
black cs embossed with cuttlebug swiss dotsc
Sentiment is from Gina K and embossed in black
thanks for looking!
Also adding this card into the Crafty Catz weekly challenge for their christmas theme!

Happy Holidays Snowman

For the Pixie Cottage Challenge, I have made a "let it snow" snowman card for the holidays

The Snowman image is from my local stamping store from Great Impressions, as is the holly strand on the green that is embossed in clear holigram. Sentiment is from SU, warmest wishes? maybe? enbossed in black
Red cs is cut with spellbinders big scallop and paper pierced. DCWV patterned paper from christmas stack from years past.
Dew drops from michaels and stickles add the extra bling.

Parents Anniversery Card

My InLaws have an anniversery...well, had....I am late, but we just got their present....plus my husand, their son, is on a business trip this week, so I won't give it to them till he comes home anyways.

I created this for 2 challenges.... Flourishes challenged us to use Dollies....and the only one I had was in my 5yr old's craft box, so I stole that one and since it was a heart, it is good for the anniversery card I was making. I used the sketch from the Papertake Weekly Challenge for my design.

All sponging done in Holtz distress ink linen....I only have walnut and linen and use them all the time....need to put together a list for my husband and get some new colors....would make good stocking stuffers...hmmm....shopping and emailing will comence tonight after kids are asleep!

Ribbon from michaels

Flourishes image of the lilacs (which my mil loves), cut out in spellbinders Label 8

colored in copics....bv00,02,04,08 for flowers..YG63,67 for leaves

Patterned paper from paper studio mirabelle paper stack...this stack is great because a ton of the colors match the linen ink from tim holtz that I use so much!

Sentiment is from Gina K and is embossed in black

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Krafty Kimmie in Kristmas Kraft!

I created this card for the Krafty Kimmie Challege, also entered in the Papertake Weekly Challenge for "cut it out"

Kraft Card Base
layered with Handsome Hunter SU cardstock
White CS cut in Spellbinders Scallopped Frame, sponged in Walnut Distress Ink
Patterned Paper is from a DCWV christmas stack from a while ago....
Kraft cardstock sponged in walnut again on Ovals--Spellbinder Oval and Fancy Tags-modified.
Sentiment is Gina K designs--Rinestones were colored with copics
Image is Krafty Kimmie "Lillth" colored in copics, trimed with Stickles, cut out and popped up.

Baby Card for Baby Jacob

We have a friend, Candy, that just had a baby and we will be visiting them in a few days for the first time and wanted to give her a card and a few other things....hand me downs, adorable socks that I found at target...they are my favorite for my kids, so I thought I would like to share with the new mommy!

White Cardstock embossed with Spellbinders Label 8.
Oval sponged in black, stamped in momento black ink.
Image is from The Angel Company and is colored in copics.
I used just any paper for it and wow....can I just say, using the right paper for copics is so super important and I learned that today! The paper bleeds....ugh, will have to make sure that I don't use cheap CS again when coloring with copics!
Sentiment from Gina K designs and stamped on a Spellbinder FAncy Tags Die and embossed in silver.
Ribbon is silver satin ribbon from Michaels
My husband really prefers simple cards, so I did this one for him.
This will be submitted to the Charisma Cardz Callenge

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pixie Cottage Challenge-Gorjuss Girl

I just made this card for the Pixie Cottage Challege. I was practicing shadding on the hair and skin from a tutorial since I am not the best. I like the way she turned out. My husband could even tell which way the light was shining on her, so I am improving. I didn't shade her dress, I like to keep cards a little simple.

Image is sugar nellie gorjuss girl colored with copics--stamped in momento ink on papertrey cs--cut out with spellbinders oval and scallop oval. the colored cs is SU and papered paper is unknow stack from michaels. Cuttlebug folder for embossing swiss dots.

Ribbon is satin from ribbons and bows oh my and the metal spiral is from a kit I got from the angel company.

I didn't add a sentiment because I am not sure what I will use her for, but have lots of gals in my life so she won't be wasted!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Lillth for Truely Scrumptious challenge

A happy birthday card for the truely scrumptious challenge sketch.

I rather liked the way this came out. Loving he black and purple. I am thinking of adding black faux stitching on the lavendar cs, both at the top and at the scallop part also.

Image: Kraftin Kimmie Lillith stamped in memento ink, colored in copics
Dies are spellbinder label 8, edged in stickles
Sentiment is Gina K and lacey circle spellbinder tied with a sheer ribbon--crinkled by heat
Black CS clear embossed with a swirly background stampd unsure where it came from
the lavendar cs clear embossed with a crinkle background (unsure origin also), scallopped edge punch from fishars.

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Card--Funky fibers

I really didn't have funky fibers as the Kraftin Kimmie challenge called for, so I created one by sewing my Michaels silver satin ribbon and gathering it to make it funky. Really looks quite nice!
SU cardstock, copic coloring...(abiet sad shading job, just couldn't get it to blend!) Unknown stack summer patterned paper. Will make some little gal a very great birthday card!

Also entered into the Cute Card Thursday challenge sketch

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas Fairy Card

I made this card from the Stampin for the weekend card sketch challenge.
Paper is dcwv from last year christmas or more back... :) using up stash!
Image is Sugar Nellie, colored with copics and sponged around using the spellbinder nestability oval that I used to cut it Sponged in Distress ink linen. Spellbinder shapeabilty for the sentiment along with Gina K stamp set that matches the "fancy tags" shape.
thanks for looking!
OH....also entering into the FLourishes tuesday challenge for christmas card.
Entering into the copic challenge for shading and paper piercing. Not as much shading done on this fairy, but I worked on shading of her hair. I need to find a beginner copic class as I really enjoy using them and have really grown my collection of them and want to be good at what I am doing!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Card Pattern Challenge 90, more thank yous

More thank yous for my mother. I stamped the image in Lovely as a Tree from SU. The ribbon is a sheer gold that came on a present that I heated with my embossing tool to make it all wrinkle/crinkley. Sentiment from Gina K, die cut is lacey circle spellbinders.

CPS Challenge 193 Thank Yous

I made these thank yous for my mother to use since she has run out. She needs alot for my sister's memorial service last week. So I had to keep them simple and not too much extra things on them so I could make several. I also used up scraps that I found around, so there are several different variations of this.
Stamp is lovely as a tree from stampin up, embossed in copper. Nestie lacey circle in a paper from a pad from walmart , ovals in white and SU kraft. Blue/Grey cs is from SU but I don't know the name anymore! The Sentiment is from Gina K stamps.

CPS sketch to try AND other card challeges to make cards for!

Tonight I am going to be working on the sketch below for some thank yous for my mother to use for those attending my older sister, Annie's memorial here in Indiana. She passed away at 40 in florida at the beginning of October. Cause of death was unknown. She was able to be an organ doner at least.

My mom has run out of TYs so I will be making these tonight after the rug rats are in bed and try to get the results posted! :)

I also Have a KRAFTIN KIMMIE challenge of funky fibers and have decided that I would just try to do something with ribbon, either ruffling it by sewing or by doing some sort of alteration to make it "funky".

I am going to be making a birthday card for the "all that scraps wed challenge" and I think I will pair the kraftin kimmie challenge with this and make one style! :)

I have a 7kids college fund challenge to "give thianks" card to make and the card patterns challege to make with this sketch.... I have my work cut out for me this evening!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie Distressing Christmas

Lola from Kraftin Kimmie is the Image stamped in Memento ink and colored in with copics.
Torn and edges inked with Holtz linen and then in walnut.
The Sentiment is Gina K designs.
Red patterned paper from DCWV christmas pack a few years ago....trying to use up the stash!! NO New Christmas stuff!!! Edge punch from Michaels and distressed with my nail :)
The green striped paper is also DCWV and is sewn to the cs and distressed with walnut holtz distress ink.
The gold sheer ribbon is twisted and adhered to the card and the bow made with the bow easy is tied to the twisty ribbon with a gold cord.
Pretty simple, but I like the outcome! thanks for looking!

Sparkle Holiday Gal

Unknown Stamp, stamped in momento, colored in copics and red stickles, red ribbon/bow made with bow easy. Layered on Silver reflective cardstock and hunter green cs. Simple, fast and fun!
Thanks for looking.

Gorjuss Girl Christmas Challenge Sketch

I made this card for the Gorjuss Girl sketch challenge and love how it turned out! I didn't even case....which is usually my mo, but I am changing and doing my own thing always now.

Stamped in memento ink and colored with copics, except shoes which were a black gellyroll pen. Both patterned papers are DCWV holiday pack from at least 1 or 2 yrs ago. Spellbinder label 8 on black and emboseed and on patterned paper, trimmed so I would have a small black frame.

white flowers colored with copics (copics used were r43, r46, r59) for image also with pearl brads on inside from michaels several yrs ago....(i am trying to stop being a horder!)

Setiment is from Gina K on a spellbinder fancy label cut out.

I decided it was too crowded at the bottom and changed the layout a little to be the second picture, which I like much better!

I am pretty sure this card will go to my gal pal in Chicago who has a little 2 yr old with a bit of an attitude....but will do anything if she is allowed to wear her boots. So the inside will say... "I want my boots!"

Shades of Blue-- Just Because Card

I created this card for the Flourishes Challenge for their new release of winter stamps, making shaes of blue. this was actually hard for me as blue is not my go to color!

I used momento ink for the image-Kraftin Kimmie stamp on Papertrey cardstock and colored with copics( BG000, 02, 05). Image cut and framed with Spellbinders label 4. Black mat has paper piercing free handed on it. Sponged in Holtz distress ink linen.

Her pettycoat has been colored with gellyroll pen silver. Ribbon from michaels on sale!! Bow made with bow easy (purchased last night at my local stamp store (lss) at their make and take....

Background stamped in versaink and embosed with an old stampin up glitter embossing powder. Can't remember where stamp is from! Sponged again in linen.

Tempting Turquoise cs from stampin up is embossed with cuttlebug folder.

Setiment is from Gina K designs and fits the Spellbinder Fancy Tags that I just got also.
The image reminds me of my oldest daughter...5, who is headstrong and loves animals....and this summer has been obsessed with finding toads/frogs under every rock! She even sneaked one into the house, up to her room and housed him in her doll house. When I found him, i thought he was just a statue (she has lots of animal statues like that) and went to touch him and he started to jump around her room! Ahh....
Hope you enjoy! :)