Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Card Patterns 148

Wow, we are getting snowed on today! Was supposed to be only 'light snow showers'! but it's been snowing hard all day. Good day to stay inside and stay warm-and create!
This card is for the sketch challenge over at Card Patterns-#148 . Here is the sketch:

Current Sketch

And here is my card:

The DP is is from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found-Madison Avenue 6 x 6 pad. For the focal image I used the new SU Apothecary Art Stamp set and Labels Die set. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic markers,
 then cut it out with the Labels die. I inked around the edge with the green Copic marker. I added  a bit of stardust Stickles to the flowers. I used Spellbinders Parisian Accents dies to cut the accents and border from some pink Bazzil cardstock. The base paper is some Verde Bazzil cardstock. I had first cut the border with the green card and didn't like how that looked so tried the pink. I liked that better, but it still was lacking something. I picked up the little cut outs from the green border and layed them in the openings of the pink border-aha! looked much better. I then added some clear rhinestones to that, and added some of the pink cut outs to the 4 corners. I attached the image panel with foam dimensionals. The butterfly is cut with the EKsuccess butterfly layering punch from some of the MME paper and pink cardstock, glued just in the center, with some clear stones as the body, and attached with a thicker foam square.
The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Stamps. Please leave comments.

Stamps: SU Apothecary Art, ODBD Mini Tags 2
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Copic Markers: E30, R21, R35, Y19, YG91, YG97, O
Cardstock: Bazzil, My Minds Eye
Accessories: Spellbinders Parisian Accents, EK Success Butterfly Layering Punch, rhinestones, Stickles

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Moment in Time

Good morning blogland! Snowing and blowing here in Michigan! But we have had a week of above average temps so we can't complain-snow and cold is the norm here. And it will make the snowmobilers happy. And I can stay home and make cards, er, um, I mean clean house-I really need to do that.
Anyway, after a shopping excursion all day yesterday to Marquette to do my grocery shopping before the 'big' storm hit, I really needed to sit down and relax last evening, and this card is the results. I used the sketch from MOJO Monday #223,
and the Flourishes Release Week Challenge FLLCJANRW2-Ring in the new year with “Father Time” or “Baby New Year” – this challenge is a fight between new and old! To be in the running, simply use a card that showcases an image of time or one that showcases little baby new year i.e. a baby card. I choose to make a card dealing with time.

My card base is Bazzil cardstock. The Design Papers are from DCWV Whimsy Paper pad. The blue cardstock that my middle layers of paper are matted in is from DCWV Mariposa Cardstock pad-it's a really pretty shimmery paper. The white papers are Wasua Brite White. The clock and sentiment are from Close to My Heart stamp set Key Moments, stamped with Color box Peacock ink, the hands with Momento Tuxedo Black. I embossed the white rectangle with Craft Concepts 'Cottage Floral' embossing folder. I highlighted the raised design with White Pearl Smooch ink. The clock back is Cut with Spellbinders 'Ironworks Motif', and the backing for the sentiment is Spellbinders Scallop Circle set. I cut the bottom border on the middle layer with EK Success Scroll border punch. I had cut that piece with black first, but didn't like how that looked so searched for better paper and came up with the blue-so I filled in the scroll with the cut outs from the black one I had punched-really like how it makes that scroll stand out. I added some blue ribbon with a simple knot, a black brad to the center of the clock,  and some small pearls to the elements on the clock.  The Clock is mounted with SU dimensional dots and the sentiment with a thicker foam dot. I gently distressed the edges of  a couple of the layers. Hope U like! Please comment-I always like getting those comments.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Flutterby Wednesday

Quick post this morning. Have to get this card posted and entered before going off to Prayer Shawl Circle meeting. Made this one for the Flutterby Wednesday challenge #184. using the sketch from Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challange #237 and the color combo from Pals Paper Arts Color challange#128.

  The challenge for Flutterby Wed. this week was OPEN-anything goes, but must have a butterfly, fairy or angel on it. Stamouing 411 is a Stampin' Up challenge site, you have to use all Stampin' Up products to enter that challenge, which I have done. Pals Paper 
Arts was a color challenge this week, to use Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla. Here is my card. 

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Posy Punch Bunch (Stampin' Up)
Ink: SU Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: SU Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
DP: SU Elegant Soiree
Punch: SU Fancy Flower, SU Scallop Trim Border
Embossing: SU Elegant Lines, SU Butterfly embosslit
SU chunky glitter-Baja Breeze

Sunday, January 8, 2012


This is a card I made for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC53 , which is a sketch challenge this time.

 Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

For this card I used Co'ordinations Foundations in a blue and 'Mocha Divine' brown. I embossed the blue with the Cuttlebug folder 'Musical Flourish' , and the brown with the Sizzix folder 'Snocap". The DP is from Colorbok 'Flea Market' 8 x 8 paper pad. I picked up a bunch of used greeting cards somewhere, and the focal on this card is recyceled from one of those cards. The sentiment is from ODBD Mini Tags 2 stamp set that I just got, stamped with black ink on a scrap of Recollections Gold cardstock.  I am also entering this in the Repeat Impressions blog-The House that Stamps Built- Designer's Choice Challenge DCC14 to use the colors Blue and brown for your card.
This is a good NEPR card! I don't often make 'em like that!

Find Our Strength

It's been a couple weeks since I posted again. Busy time. Have most of my Christmas things put away. Need to wash some walls and get my everyday stuff back up- My goals for this week!

For this card I used some new things, and some things I have had for awhile but had not used yet. The DP is from a new DCWV Stack 'Whimsy'. The Focal is a stamp from ODBD - Sew Special. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers-mannnnny Copic markers. I cut the image with the Rocking chair Die from  ODBO. I've had the stamp set and die for awhile now and had not used it yet. The sentiment is I just recently bought, from 'Sincere Sentiments' stamp set by Stampendous. I used a Spellbinders Big Scallop Oval die to cut the panel to mount the rocking chair on. The flowers are Prima, and the brad is from SU. The little butterfly was laying on my table, and it just seemed like it was there for this card (probably been laying there for some time!).

Repeat Impressions Sketch D2811This card  will fit for several challenges this time. I will enter it in the Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping in time Challange SNTODBD51 , to use 2012 as your basis for the design. I have used 2 stamps, 0 ribbon, 1 flower, 2 Design papers.  
I will also enter this in CR84FN45 (to use Med. Blue, Orange and Yellow. ); Crazy 4 Challenges C4C118-to use something new-new 'toys', new techniques, etc (new stamps sets and new die) and Repeat Impressions  What If Wednesday Sketch Challenge D2811 .
I really like how this turned out. Hope you like it, too. Please leave a comment.