Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's Your Day- FBW191

A quick post for Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #191 . The challenge this time round was to use this picture as your inspiration for your project:


I love the many colors of pink, and they are so well represented in this bouquet. In looking through my papers, I came across a little packet of papers and stickers from Creative Memories I bought at a garage sale last fall. Perfect colors for this challenge. You also have to have a butterfly, fairie or angel on your project-always easy to do! Here is my take on it:

I considered making this an Easter card, but it ended up more of a Birthday card. It's just the kind of bouquet I'd like to receive for MY birthday!!!!
As stated above, the DP, the green cardstock and the tulip sticker from Creative Memories. The tulips were white and I wanted them pink, so I colored them with Copic R81 Rose Pink. Much better than the white! The pink cardstock is Recollections, a nice layering weight. The frame for the sticker was cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3 (the white) which I cut in half and adhered to the back of the side of the sticker with score tape. The top & bottom (Pink) were some left over pieces from a  project awhile back cut from Ironworks Motifs. The sentiment is from Hot Off the Press 'Matching Borders and Focals'. The butterflies were cut with SU butterfly Embosslit die in green and pink, layered two together, added some rhinestones (Basic Grey) turned up one corner of pink DP and added a frosted pink brad top as an axcent. So spring-y! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baja Birthday card


Here is another card for Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA129. I had soooo many birthdays this month! This I made for a dear friend in my craft group. She's 18 days younger than me 8-)!
I used SU Baja breeze cardstock and a piece of DP from my scraps-don't know what it is, but it is so pretty.
I stamped the image (CTMH Treasure Life) on white CS with Versamagic Sea Breeze for the background, than in the middle again with Turquoise Gem. The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes stamped in Turquoise Gem. I cut the butterfly out of white cardstock with the SU Burtterflies embosslit die, then brushed the Turq. Gem ink pad over it to bring out the design. I added some sheer Turq. Celebrate It ribbbon. Sponged Turq. ink around edges of image panel, added some rhinestones and made anteana for the butterfly with some craft wire.
I'm alway glad to receive comments, so please leave one!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Think Spring

This card is for the Create 4 Fun Challenge CR84FN48 which was to use Chartreuse, Gray and Lavender for the main colors on your project. Here is the inspiration photo.

And here is my card.

 I actually colored this image up some time ago. I came across it when I was searching out papers for the challenge and it's perfect for this color challenge. The main image is Stampabilities House Mouse-Chamomile Tea. I absolutely love the House Mouse stamps. Those little critters are so cute.  I stamped the image on Bazzil Simply Smooth white cardstock with Staz-on Black ink and colored it with Prisma Colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits. I added some Stardust Stickles to the sugar cubes. The Sentiment, from Hot Off the Press 'Stamp & Punch' stamp set, is stamped with Versamagic Ink-Spring Pansy. The green and lavender cardstock are Recollections cardstock. I cut the image & card base out using Spellbinders Curved Rectangles. For the lavender mat I traced around the die I used to cut the image out and cut it by hand and put the 2 layers together with some green and lavender brads.  I popped the image panel up with SU foam dots. I really like how it turned out.
Thanks for taking a peek! Leave a comment please!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Boy Birthday card

I finally got around to making that 3rd masculine card I needed this week. This one is for my 11 year old grandson. I am entering it in the challenge at Pals Paper Arts-PPA129, a sketch challenge this time around. Am also entering it over at Crazy4Challenges -- C4C124 . The challenge there was to have stripes and polka dots on your card/project.  Here is the PPA  sketch

 And here is my card.

The solid cardstock is Recollections. The DP is American Crafts 'Tea Party'. It's paper I've had for quite awhile (got on clearence at Mike's-of course). I used Spellbinders Ric-Rack Edgeabilities on the second layer. The blue strip was laying on my table, and it worked just right for the band across the top layer. I just turned the middle of the sketch upside down. I stamped the sentiment (SU Happiest Birthday Wishes set) on white cardstock with Versamagic Red Magic ink, dusted with clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I cut it out with Spellbinders  and chalked around with Pebbles chalks before taking it out of the die. The balloons I cut out with a cuttlebug die in several different patterns. I sponged the edges of the balloons and the sentiment label with the red ink. The bird is cut out of one of the DP from the same pack. I used a piece of WRMemory Keepers Bakers Twine for the string on the balloons. The 11 is also cut with a cuttlebug die. I added some Stampendous Class-a-peel round stickers to the top balloon.

Here is the inside of the card.

I added some more balloons to the inside, for a total of 11 balloons on the card. I used 2 of the sentiments from Verve 'Big Wish' stamp set for the inside. His birthday was last week, but my daughter is having his party this weekend-hence it will be late!
Hopefully will have some more to post later this week. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Masculine card #2

Here is the second masculine card I made this week end. Actually I made 3 of this one, leaving the sentiment off of 2 and the inside blank so I can finish & use them however I need them.

No challanges for this one. None that I looked at seemed to work for me,, so I just came up with my own design.

Stamps: SU 'Lovely as a Tree" (trees); CTMH Summer Breeze (birds); Gina K. Designs 'Life is Good' (deer), Verve "Birthday Surprize' (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU natural  Ivory, Bazzil
DP: K&Co. Ancestry.com Marcella
Ink: Versamagic Hint of Pesto, Memento Rich Cocoa, Black
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 7 (#6) & Curved Rectangles (#3); Verve Tiny Sweet Tags
Twine from my junk drawer that I colored with Copic #84 Khaki
Copper Dazzles hinges
Brads: Spare parts from the Paper Studio

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Masculine BD CArd

Well, as you can see, it's been some time since I posted. Had some minor surgery a couple weeks ago, have been recuperating from that, so have not done much crafting until this week. Saw this sketch over at The Sweet Shop for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, which I really liked, so thought I'd work with it a bit.

 I am in need of 3 masculine B-day cards for this coming week. I just received this Close to My Heart stamp set, and knew I wanted to use it for at least one of the cards.

I used SU Naturals-Ivory for the card base, as well as the mats for the 2 middle squares, and the stamped image. I stamped the Lighthouse and water from the CTMH Summer Breeze stamp set in SU Chocolate Chip craft ink. I used the SU corner punch on the 3 focal panels and the mats for them. The background panel is Bazzil Bitter Chocolate-such a rich dark brown. The back DP is Jillibean Soup-Chopped Onion, the middle DP is from the My Mind's Eye 'Lost & Found-Union Square' 6 x 6 pad. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts clear set 'Birthday Messages', stamped in SU Choc Chip on SU Natural. I cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 7 (#2), and distressed around the inside of the die with Time Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink, then ran the SU CC ink pad around the outside edge. The star I cut using Spellbinders Stars (#1) to cut the red paper, then traced around the die on SU natural and hand cut, then inked the edges. I thought about adding some color the the lighthouse, but really liked it just as is. I always struggle with masculine cards, but this one came together quite easily. I'd love to know what you think of it-leave a comment :)
Now I'm off to get ready for Craft night, and to work on the other 2 cards I need this week, and 3 more for next week (thankfully only one more masculine). Have a wonderful day!