June 28, 2009
Just a really quick post this afternoon to share this card that I made with the gorgeous sketch by Bev over on the Just Magnolia Challenge blog this week! I am heading over to my Mom's so she can colour my hair...time to cover up the nasty grey hairs,lol! It's a nice perk having a Mom for a hair stylist!!!!
I am just loving this BoBunny paper at the mo it is soooo super scrumptious and such a great colour combo!!!! I used my EK Success border punch and my Nestie flower dies that I first saw on Wild Sprinkles, Tori's fabulous blog and I just love what she does with them...they're so much fun! She even has a quick tutorial on how she colours them in! I have used chalk inks and sponge dauber thingy and added lots of Stardust Stickles!
Tilda is stamped on Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock and then I masked her and stamped the fence. I coloured the image with my Copics and cut it out with my circle Nesties and did the Out of the Box Nestie Technique so that I didn't have to cut of her pretty umbrella... I am totally lovin' this technique!!!!!
I used this gorgeous American Crafts ribbon that I got at Stamping Bella, I've been hording it 'til now, the sentiment is from WoJ and I coloured the heart gem with my Copic marker to coordinate!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!
June 22, 2009
I stamped Willow on Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock and coloured her in with my Copics and paper pieced the wee baby swaddled in this pretty pink flower pattern paper! I did the out of the box Nesties technique again as I didn't want to cut of any of willow's gown, as it is so beautiful! I used some scrap pieces of American Crafts ribbon from my stash. I cut the Nesties tag and stamped the WoJ sentiment. I left the die in place after embossing the tag and inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Scattered Straw!
Here is the inside...another one of the great WoJ sentiment from the new Women's Delight collection and some pretty prima flowers and MM brads! Since I was scrounging up the last bits of my ribbon here I didn't have enough to span the width of the card, so I used one bit on one side of the sentiment and another bit on the other of the sentiment and the Nestie rectangle hides that they don't actually meet in the middle! Now that is pretty good at using up the bits and pieces eh?! I am just a titch sad that this is the last of this yummy green plaid American Crafts ribbon!
June 21, 2009
Again, I embossed this fun C.C. Designs sentiment with American Crafts Zing white embossing powder. I just love having a white sentiment and it is so hard to get a good crisp impression with white ink, so I am just thrilled with the Zing embossing powder! I finished the card off with some American Crafts ribbon...my fave, smile! Got Flowers? Primas (that I got at Micheals for $2.99...whata steal) and MM brads!
June 20, 2009
Hope you are enjoying your weekend! It is rather dreary and rainy here, so I have spent the day in my scrapbooking room making cards. I've made yet another card with the gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamps from the Women's Delight collection! I Know you are enjoying them as much as I am! This card is one that a friend at work ordered for her nephews upcoming wedding! The wedding colours are Brown and Pink and so I picked this MME Wild Asparagus paper and Bazzill Bling cardstock!
I stamped Willow and Oakley on Prism Simply Smooth white cardstock with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and coloured them with my Copics and Shimmerized the images here and there.
I made this card loosely based on the fabulous sketch that Bev designed for the Whiff of Joy Challenge last week. I have used this sketch about 4 times now and just love, love, love, it! I also used the Out of the Box Nestie technique using Rach's fabulous tutorial again and I love how this looks!!!
Here is the inside sentiment and dove image are both from the WoJ Women's Delight collection.
June 19, 2009
Well, I'm back as promised with this months Kim & Tara Monthly Challenge...this challenge between me and my good stampin' pal Kim, from Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner, is so much fun! I love that we have a bit of twist to our challenge too! You know the drill by now though, right?! One of us sends the patterned paper and the other sends the image and neither of us knows what we are getting until it arrives! It is just a big ol' surpirse and who doesn't love a surprise, smile!
Well, isn't this C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie, Heidi, just the cutest wee thing? Gosh, I just love her and her Pixie friend Gretel too! When I got these images from Kimmie I was sooooo thrilled and I sent Kim this great K&Co. Citronella paper and I think they are a great match!
For my card I used a 6x6 cardbase of red Bazzill Bling and I matted the circles paper in pink Bazzill cardstock. I cut the cloud paper with my flower Nestie as I thought it would double for a cloud and I matted it in blue Prism cardstock. I cut out a few of the clouds from the pp and pop dotted them over the clouds in the pp and added one for Heidi to float on. I love pp with words on it and this gold foil word paper has lots of great summery words and sayings on it.
To finish it off I added some yummy American Crafts ribbon and The C.C. Designs Sugar Plum sentiment is stamped on a Nestie tag with VersaMark ink and embossed with white American Craft Zing embossing powder...my new fave thing!!!! I pop-dotted it too and added a MM heart brad!
Here is the inside...I basically used the same layout as the front. I added the white cardstock so I can add a little personal note to the card. This inside sentiment is by Studio G and I embossed it with the Zing embossing powder too.
So I am pretty happy with how this card turned out, I am just not that crazy about the dark blue Stickles on Heidi's wings. I should have stuck with my tried and true Crystal Stickles!
Well, there you have it another card! I had a blast with this K&T challenge! Now, I haven't even had a sneak peek of Kimmie's card this time, so I am going to hop on over to her blog now and see what cute creation she has come up with!!! I just know it is going to be super fabulous! Now, you make sure you head on over there too!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek of this sweet wee Swiss Pixie and of my K&T Challenge card!
June 17, 2009
Here is the inside with another fab WoJ image and sentiment!
June 15, 2009
FAB Candy! I have just joined your followers and I am off to post about your candy on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Caroline x
Can you e-mail me with your address and I will send you your goodies!!!!
Thanks again for playing along everyone!!!
June 14, 2009
So, you all should know what today is by now, that is right, it is the release of the WoJ Women's Delight collection! So make sure you hop on over there and place your order you won't regret it!!! Theses stamps are soooooo beautiful!!!!!!
June 11, 2009
Thanks everyone for playing along with me!!!
This Candy is now Closed!!!! Scroll up to see who was the winner!!!
for the inside sentiment I used this fab sentiment stamp from the Women's Delight collection and the WoJ flourish stamps.
June 09, 2009
So, as promised this is my happy accident card,smile. I thought the WoJ swing was a trellis/walkway, as I mentioned yesterday. I guess Willow is having a garden wedding, how beautiful! I rather like how this turned out and I think this just makes the stamps that much more versatile when you can use them in different ways!!!!!
I stamped Willow on Bee Artist Marker paper and then made a mask out of a post-it-note and then stamped the swing upside down to make a trellis! I only wish I had read Rach's fabulous tutorial on masking before I made this card!!!! She gives a fabulous tip...because the vail is transparent it's important to cut the vail off from the mask so the flowers in the background can show through it. That didn't even occur to me and you can see I didn't do that for this card but definitely will for my other cards.
I also visited the Copic Creations Challenge blog this week and they have several fabulous links to tutorials on colouring transparent objects. Many of the links are to Marianne Walker's blog I like Markers. These tutorials were extremely helpful to me!!!!
June 08, 2009
I am so excited to show you a sneak peak of the gorgeous new Whiff of Joy Women's Delight collection by Elizabeth Bell! They will be available in the Whiff of Joy Online shop June 14th! Make sure you get in on these stunning stamps!!!!
This stamp of Willow expecting is just so beautiful! I just adore it! I do have a bit of a funny story to tell about this card...well, I 'm not sure if it's funny really...It's just that I can be so dense sometimes,lol!!!! Well, Anyways, I wanted something for poor Willow to sit on, after all she is expecting and needs to take a load off! So, I asked my hubby to draw in something that she could sit on! Well, this is what he came up with, a swing! I thought it was brilliant!!!! Not a bad job, eh!? Then, I made another card (that I will show you tomorrow) with what I thought was a trellis/pergola type thing with flowers on it!!! Well, later I realized it is actually a swing, duh!!! Talk about dense or what!!!! Kinda helps if you turn things the right way,lol! Well, I was going to do the image over but I think I would have hurt my hubby's feelings if I didn't show you the swing he drew for sweet Willow!!!!
I made this card for the challenge over at Friday Sketchers with the fabulous sketch they have this week!!
I used some beautiful papers from Cosmo Cricket called Girl Friday! I am loving Cosmo Cricket papers they are really pretty! I used some great American Crafts ribbon, pretty Prima flowers and buttons from my stash. I threaded the buttons with Scrappers floss and I inked all the edges of the papers with Tim Holtz distress inks and stamped the stitching with my Kelly Panacci stamps and Weathered Wood Distress ink.
I stamped Willow on Bee Artist Marker pad paper and coloured her with my Copics. My Hubby, Chris, drew in the swing with a Copic Multiliner pen and they are Copic Marker Proof, so I was able to colour it with my markers and not have the ink smear.