Tuesday, August 26, 2008
And here are my cards:
The first one was asked to be a Christmas card. Since getting my whiff of joy stamps I have been itching for the opportunity to use them all, so this time I chose Charlotte and her cat. I colored her in using my watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Her hat and muff have fun flock on them. First time I have ever used it. It was a lot of fun but a little messy.LOL. The cardstock is Soft Sky, Black and Whisper white. The DP is called figgy pudding from Basic grey. It is 2 sided I used the other side for my middle panel. The sentiment is from SU warmest regards. The card was finished with a flower punch and a snowflake brad.
For the second card I flipped the sketch over and made this birthday card. I need some masculine cards desperately as I have a few male birthdays coming up and did not want to have to resort to hallmark at short notice. For this card I used the same SU set for the sentiment but pulled out my awesome TAC set called take pride for the image. First time to ink for this baby. I have been neglecting a lot of my stamps lately. I seem to buy them and then I forget I have them. So I intend to try and work though my sets TAC, SU and others and see if I can make at least one card per set. The DP is HOTP and the middle strip is some awesome cardstock that my friend Sonya sent me ages ago from the Netherlands. "Look Sonya I finally got around to using it. Thanks again" It is textured and looks just like elephant skin. Other cardstock used is creamy caramel, black and very vanilla. I used my large star punch, spiral binding punch, and 2 circle punches. I also used a large brad and my crop-a-dile.
Friday, August 22, 2008
DP - Heidi Grace
Cardstock - Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky
Stamp - Whiff of Joy (Charlotte)
Colored using watercolor pencils
some glitter added to image and sentiment using glitter pen
Scallop and circle punches,
Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder,
Blue Bayou Ribbon
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Cardstock - chocolate chip and rose red
Stamp Set - Essence of Love
Ink - chocolate chip and rose red
Image clear embossed.
Cuttle bug folder for background.
Ribbon to finish.
My Whiff Of Joy stamps have arrived! I am so excited. I am gonna have to squeeze in some time for them no matter what.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Cardstock: Old Olive and Real Rust
DP: UnknownImage: Magnolia
Embellishments: Buttons, hemp cord and Dimensionals
The card seems to work well for a couple of challenges this week so I am going to enter it on Cute Card Thursday and Papertake Weekly. It was a simple card but took a while due to my mojo being a little on the fritz. Still I think it came out well in the end.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Cardstock - Pixie Pink, Espresso and White
Misc Designer Paper
Ink - Chocolate chip
Pink water color pencil and aqua painter
Scallop edge, mega and giga scallop circle punches
Stamp set - SU Blooming With Happiness
Embellishments - White ribbon, glue dots, Flowers, white metal dots
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The rules are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you’ve nominated
I'd like to nominate the following people:
1. Lucy - http://midnightmaddness.blogspot.com/
2. Katharina - http://katharina1704.blogspot.com/
3. Kim - http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/
4. Libby - http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com/
5. Emily - http://emilygiovanni.com/
6. Jenny - http://stampingmoments.blogspot.com/
7. Laurie - http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Ok I know this is a stupid post but I just got mine on Tuesday and have already got so many things flagged in it that it looks like it's exploding. Just wanted to see if you had one and if you had any favorite products that you really really want. What's on your Wish List?
Monday, August 11, 2008
So happy I decided to go back the next day to make a 2 page scrapbook spread that was available just for the weekend. It was really nice and the more I looked at the flyer the more I wanted to make it. It was just as well I did too as I managed to get one of the last ones they had. They were such a hit they ran out before midday on Sunday. I am planning to put some of our road trip pictures in it as the theme is Explore. also I bought a pack of American crafts paper. It has the paper from the spread in it and a bunch more that I really liked. I really do need to be more productive in my craft room as I have a lot of projects building up now.
Blogger seems to have flipped my picture onto it's side and won't upload it properly. Oh well If I don't manage to fix the porblem you may just have to turn your head to one side to see it properly.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
First off I caught a bargain at Hobby Lobby last week and got some more material for Jake and Megan's quilts. I now feel I have everything I need and hope to start cutting my blocks of fabric out soon. That is as soon as I clear some space for my sewing machine yet again. Every time I make some space something invades it before I can get to it. But I am now a woman with a mission. Stay Tuned for more installments on my first ever attempt at quilting.
OH and I also wanted to show you this scrap page make and take I made at my friend Sarah's Scrapbook weekend. I actually cut all the pieces ready and took them home and only found them again the other day which is why it has taken so long for me to show it to you. I still have to do a title for it once I decide on a picture. But I love the colors and papers she picked. Plus my first kit arrived recently from The Scraproom and I am feeling the scrapbooking vibe very strongly. Something tells me that between card making, quilting and scrapbooking I may be spreading myself a little thin. We'll have to see if I can make this work some how.
Thanks for stopping by
Thursday, August 7, 2008
The cardstock is river rock, groovy guava, wild wasabi, soft sky and white. The DP is from a little 6 x 6 stack from K & Company. I've had it for ages and was only brave enough to use it for the first time today. I used a new cuttlebug folder (bought Monday) on the large piece of groovy guava. I got to play with the new scallop punch on the wild wasabi too (it's very cool). The scallop circle punch was also used and the sentiment came from a little dollar set I got from Michael's. The ribbon is double stitched soft sky. I also used a couple of flower punches to make the little flower in the corner, finished with a white metal dot from Colorbok. The image is mounted on dimensionals to make her stand out a little although the picture does not show it so well. I think I will also enter it under splitcoast stampers color challenge 178 as it has the In colors that are retiring in it.
Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Also the days are counting down on the Free Shipping pre-order offer on her new website Whiff Of Joy. These are a Christmas collection of the cutest images ever. Store goes live in 6 days. Catch this awesome deal while you can. http://www.whiffofjoy.com/
Friday, August 1, 2008
Since we are on the theme of cats with this entry I thought I would show you the birthday card I made for our other cats, Poppet and Bodie. We had them in England and decided the trip over here would be too stressful for them and so my lovely mother-in-law has taken them in and they in turn have taken her heart. This year they turn the grand age of 12 which is pretty good going. I think you times by 7 for cat years. I send them a card to show them I have not forgotten them. I know, I know they probably have no clue. But it makes me feel better and my MIL spoils them in this day for us too. This pic is pretty old but these days it's very hard to get one of them together.
The cardstock is Real Rust, Garden Green and More Mustard. I put the green through my cuttlebug. The images are from High Hopes. The jungle is stamped on vanilla as is the tiger but on another sheet and then cut out. I water colored both and distressed the edge of the jungle piece. The tiger is on dimensionals. Add ribbon and brads. Not forgetting the sentiment which is from SU So Many Scallops.
The making of this card also times nicely with a challenge on A Spoon Full Of Sugar which asks for a card with an animal on it so here is my entry for that also. I have just found these challenge sites and they are quite fun. I must post some links for you guys over on the side bar. In the meantime you can find this one here http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thanks for looking
My dear friend Joani has given me an award. It is a BFF Gold card!!
To pass on this award, these are the rules that must be followed:
1. Only five people allowed.
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Joani of http://joaniscardsmadebyhand.blogspot.com/ gave me this award and I am glad. She has an awesome blog and is a constant inspiration to me not to mention group boss of her awesome MSN group Cards Made By Hand. You must go take a look! So here goes, I pass this award on to:
1 Gabby - http://confessionsofastamper.blogspot.com/
2 Renee - http://angelrenees.blogspot.com/
3 Barb - http://wwwcatscraftingblog.blogspot.com/
4 Betty - http://ladybugscraps.blogspot.com/
5 Sonya - http://sonyaslilypad.blogspot.com/ She is not new to my blog but she lives in another part of the world and has been my biggest supporter since I started my craft blog.
These are very talented ladies! I hope that you all have time to go check them out ~ you won't be disappointed!! I would love to give this to all the blogs I visit but there are so many I don't even have them all on my blog roll. Yet, but the rules say 5. I haven't really had anybody new post so I did cheat a little. If you visit regularly and have a blog but are not in my blog roll then please post a link on this thread so we can see your awesome crafts. You all are great!!!