Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

Our challenge this week on ODBD was to "ring" in the New Year.  I used this gorgeous wreath of flowers from Melissa Frances and colored it with copic markers, the pretty flower in the center and the saying is from Our daily bread. I used my heart cut and emboss cuttlebug folder on this card and trimmed it all in silver pen. 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flourishes Pearl challenge

Our challenge to day on Flourishes blog was to use some pearls on our cards. I used this gorgeous flourish of pearls and some on the flowers and border both outside and inside as well. The stamps are from Flourishes also, paper is from Melissa Frances. The card template is from Dawn's video she explains in detail how to do this template.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowflakes and more snowflakes

I just got this pretty paper from Bo Bunny and the entire pad is gorgeous! I played with my snowflakes dies from Spellbinders and Our daily bread design. I added the background and ran ribbon through it for faux stitiching for the Split Coast technique this week. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that you have a safe week if you live on the East coast!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prayers go up, Blessings come down

Our challenge today on Our daily bread design is to make a sentiment the focal point. This is from their new set Blessings. Our challenge on Stampin Sisters in Christ is encouragement. I think this wonderful saying fits the bill for both challenges. I used my newest dies from Cheery Lynn by dies direct and a spellbinders for the design paper.  Some ribbon and bling and gold leafing pen to finish.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some children see him

Our challenge this week on Split Coasts Dirty Dozen interactive was to use a musical theme. I chose my favorite carol, Some Children See him, this is on an old Andy Williams CD and I love it. It says how different children in different parts of the world see Jesus and baby Jesus.  The image is from Our daily bread and I used my new dies from Dies Direct and Cherry Lynn.  After my friend Sandy straightened me out, I was able to cut the card design with these dies, under $30 for a whole set and this card is about 5x7!!!  Did you know for about $25 per year you can be a paid member of Split Coast and get lots of extra benefits that the nonpaid members don't see.  check it out!!!!! I want to thank the DD team on SCS for all the fabulous inspiration and ideas we get each month for this magnificent bunch of gals.

Crafty secrets "seeing red"

Our challenge today over at Split Coast Crafty Secrets forum was to use red on our card. I just got this new set from CS and I think she is adorable. I stamped her in memento black ink, colored with copics and then used Spica pens over the red and green, puffy white paint from Michaels with prisma glitter over it. I took a MS fern and leaf punch used some stickles on them and added a prima flower. The ribbon is from my stash and I used the same scattered straw distress ink on it that I used around the image. Paper is from last year, not sure who made it but I think it's K&Co.  Check out the forum on Split Coast, we always have a lot of fun and fabulous ideas to share.

Photo inspiration for Our Daily Bread Design

This is the photo that I used for my inspiration this week. For my card I used the poinsettia set that matches the spellbinders dies, some gold mirror card thru the cuttlebug and some holographic paper. A flower and leaf on the corner with some holographic peel off borders. Check out all the wonderful cards over at ODBD.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A special thank you

I saw this technique on someone's blog the other day, of course I thought I saved the email so I could give you a link and her the credit. I will try and find it later.  This is a piece of foil and DP from an old Christmas pack of paper. I took the foil, ran it through the cuttlebug and then used copic various refills and sponged the color on it. Blotted it, used versamark over the whole thing and embossed it in clear.  I added the stamp from Flourishes and colored with several blue copic markers. Added the bling and saying over the spellbinders tag.  I'm using this for several challenges including Flourishes food or drink, TLC303 sponging.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I'm doing the happy dance, Creative Belli Challenges

I'm so honored to be on the design team at Belli Challenges. These ladies are over the top talented and so nice!! I used Our daily bread design stamps to match the spellbinders ornaments for this card. Some glittered chipboard from Michaels and ribbon and a gem to finish this.  I stamped the background snowflake and the poinsettias in versamark and embossed in sparkly gold. The saying is a gold peel off from Pop up templates.   Please stop over and join in the fun at Creative Belli Challenge blog, you can use any stamps or digi's that you have for these challenges and the group is just super!!!
I'm also using this card for Our daily bread challenge, Christmas cards.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ on Split Coast sketch 309

Our challenge was to use white with a touch of red, I had to add a couple of green leaves to finish the flower.  Cuttlebug background, white pearlized peel off border and MS snowflake punch, all papers are shimmer paper.  Check out the cards on the Stampin sisters in Christ.  The layout for this card is from split coast challenge 309.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mark's finest papers Red and Green

Hop over to Mark's finest papers and check out the wonderful cards.  This image was colored with copic markers and flower soft. some DP from Hobby Lobby and gems.

Our Daily Bread Designs sketch

I used the sketch this week from ODBD blog challenge.  Their bird fit perfectly in this oval and the papers are from we R memories from my local store.  Spellbinders die cuts and I found matching ribbon at Michaels.  I colored the bird with copics BG10, 18, 72 added some E13 and G24 to the flowers or weeds.  The glittered oval is a chipboard from a pack at Michaels called AC Christmas glitter but they are more like chipboard, very thick and heavy, I had to run the die through several times to cut it.  Thanks for stopping and have a great week.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Flourishes Doily challenge

Our challenge this week on Flourishes was to use doilies on our card, boy did I have to dig through my drawers to find them, LOL  I sponged a little bit of lavender on the doily and used their paper white flowers with copics to color them.  Spellbinders die cuts and some bling from Michaels.  Check out the beautiful DT cards on their blog.

Flourishes and Midnight Madness Christmas

I made this very white and pale pink card for the Winter white and the flower but not a poinsettia challenges for Flourishes.    The DT have some gorgeous creations on their blog for your inspiration so check them out.  The sketch is from Priscilla's midnight madness 84.  They have all the December sketch's up for us this month so we can make them ahead of time which is wonderful!!! The DT on Midnight madness are always over the top on creativity so make sure you stop over there also.  I used the beauitful paper white flowers from Flourishes, added a touch of pale pink and some green for the stems, the centers of the flowers have some cotton candy pink stickles and the outer edges are frosted lace stickles.  Gold leafing pen, I took a very pale pink chalk ink pad and touched lightly over the dot background and snowflakes just for hint of pink, lots of glittered pearls and gems from Michaels. The soft pink ribbon is silk and 1/2 inch wide.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More midnight madness and some more Christmas cards

The blue one is for the Midnight madness Dec challenge and the stamp is from Crafty Secrets. The teal colored one is from a new stamp set from Flourishes.  I used some copic markers and lots of bling on the cards.

MMSC82 with Our daily bread design ornament

Priscilla's midnight madness challenges for the whole month are posted today, wonderful!!!! I used the newest Our daily bread design stamps and ornament die.  Copics to color this on cryogen white, cuttlebug snowflake background folder on the red square. i used the ODBD snowflake on the gold mirror card and some red ribbon and gems. The trees are puffy ribbon from my local SS and they didn't get any in this year, darn!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Crafty Secrets anything goes Christmas

Our challenge this week on Crafty Secrets is open to anything. I just received this beautiful Christmas scraps and have been playing. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Celebrate in Style

I needed a birthday card this week and I took a lot of "artistic liberty" with several of the challenges this week.  This is a new stamp set from Flourishes and this is the small version of the flower, Paper whites, I had never heard of these before and they are so pretty.  I used a very light touch of colors to match the DP on this and a blue green for the stems.  The beautiful DP is from Memory keepers, Merry January twig.  My local store had some solid to match this.  I used the spellbinders Labels 17 and the Stampin up top note die for these. Some flowers colored with my copic markers to match and ribbon and peel offs for the corners. The saying is an old one from Morning star stamps.  I'm entering this in the Priscilla's midnight madness challenge also and Stampin Sisters in Christ. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our daily bread challenge 39 snowflakes

I love the new snowflake set from ODBD and our challenge today is to use snowflakes on our card. Check out the beautiful cards from the design team on their blog also.  I used a silver and blue mirror card with sparkly ribbon and silver peel offs. A blue gem finishes the little snowflake.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Crafty secrets shape it up

Our challenge this week is to shape it up with die cuts punches or anything.  I used the Crafty secret images with spellbinders and Sizzex for these cards. Papers are from Prima's Anna Lee.

Creative Belli challenge (R) Red, Ribbon, Ric Rac anything (R)

Our challenge on the Creative Belli blog was to use anything that started with an R. I used several things, red colors, red flower and red rhinestones.  The pretty french horn image is from Mark's finest papers.  I'm having severe computer issues today so some of the links may not work.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Thank you

So many people do such nice things at the holidays, our challenge today for Stampin Sisters in Christ was to be thankful and Our daily bread design was to make a Christmas card. I have lots of regular cards done already for the holidays so I decided to make a Christmas thank you. I"m donating lots of cards next week for the Christmas walk in our town to be sold for the Chamber of Commerce. The image is from ODBD and the saying is Hero Arts. I embossed the images in gold, used copics to color, you have to be very careful, they melt the embossing powder and smear it so gold works pretty good, black does NOT. I cut out another of the flower and popped it on top.  Gold holographic borders from Pop up templates to trim this in. 

Beautiful french horn, Mark's finest papers

This pretty image is from Mark's finest papers, I love it and their service is wonderful.  Faith always has gorgeous cards to look at and wonderful ideas. I used this side step card with some pretty papers from Little Yellow Bicyle company, red bow from Michaels, the trees are puffy ribbon from my local store and the peel offs are from Pop up templates. I'm making this for Faith's challenge to use a circle on your card.  spellbinders circle and I cut out the music image by hand.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Split coast 307 and Flourishes Christmas

Flourishes new post card set has this darling scene in it.  I used some holiday papers behind it, copics to color and lots of glue and glitter to add the sparkle. Some embellishments from Michaels and it's done!!! The layout is from Split Coast number 307 and the cards are fantastic!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Creative Belli challenge

I found this new challenge blog from Chris. Thanks Chris looks like fun.  Check out the DT's cards on Creative Belli blog, they are wonderful. I used my new stamps and die cut from Gina K and some pretty Christmas paper from Melissa Frances. Added some bling with pearls and colored peel offs with my copic markers.

Crafty secrets leaves challenge

This darling image is from Crafty Secrets. Our challenge this week is to use leaves on our card. I used a MS vine punch, some scrunched ribbon and leaves from Michaels with a spellbinders die cut.  Check out the DT's cards for this, they are always gorgeous and there is till plenty of time to order Christmas images from CS.  This image is from the Seasonal booklet.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ simple and jazzed, Dirty Dozen's well read

Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge was to make a simple card and then jazz it up more. I have chosen this Rubber Cottage image of an old Santa. I used a frame paper from K&Co and then some Anna Griffin holly, removed the bottom holly and used some bling from Michaels Christmas section on the second one. Cuttlebug snowflake folder behind him.  Copper peel off borders.  I'm also using this image for the Dirty Dozen challenge, "well read" not sure what book this is from but I know there are lots of the old world Christmas books out there.

Midnight madness and Our daily bread designs new snowflake

I love this snowflake from Our daily bread design, the stamp and die really work perfectly together. The sketch is from
Priscilla's midnight madness blog.   I white embossed the snowflake and then used the die to cut it out. The paper is from K&Co and I used the cuttlebug background on white and then slid a red ink pad over it to highlight the snowflakes on there. Some bling from Michaels Anna Griffin's collection for the holly and berries and some cute little red cardinals to finish the card.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our daily bread design, anything but a card

Our challenge today on Our Daily Bread Design's blog was to make anything but a card so this bookmark is for a friend at church I used their saying on red cardstock that I had painted gold metallic paint over and stamped in white embossing. Spellbinders dies and flowers and ribbon from Michaels, I think. The DT have some pretty cool stuff on their blogs, so check it out.  Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our daily bread challenge is quilts!

Our challenge over at ODBD was to make a quilt on our card. I used papers from Basic grey and the stitiching is a peel off border.  The image is from ODBD and I love this deer and baby. Colored with copics.  Check out the DT cards they are wonderful over at ODBD.

Flourishes glitter challenge

Our challenge today over at Flourishes was to use glitter on our card. I glitter the bow with pink and blue stickles. The image is from Flourishes, cuttlebug background, holographic pink peel off borders from Pop up templates and Martha Stewart snowflake border punch. The silver snowflake is from spellbinders. 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Daily Bread Designs 3-D sheets

These new sheets from Our Daily Bread Design are just gorgeous.  You just punch out the pieces and layer them with pop dots. I added some Bling and you are done!!!! They also have some gorgeous flowers and holographic images on some of the sheets.

Stampscapes weekend

I spent the weekend helping some gals learn scenic stamping. We had a great time and unfortunately the snowy scene does not show well. I should have used glue that dried white not clear.

Midnight madness 79 with Thomas Kinkaid

This layout is for the sketch over on Priscilla's blog. Check out the gorgeous DT cards over there.  I used some printed Thomas Kinkaid papers that I was lucky enough to get from Cornish Heritage Farms before they closed.  Tim Holtz die cut and some pretty flowers and leaves from Michaels.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Daily Bread Challenge 36 with new 3-D Nativity scene

I love this new 3-D set from Our Daily Bread. You just pop everything out and layer it. Our challenge this week is to use cording so I finished my corners off with some gold cord and some ferns from a MS punch. Gold mirror card on dark green CS.

Flourishes Blue challenge and Stampin Sisters in Christ weather challenge

Our challenge on Flourishes blog was to use Blue. I chose their angel stamp which they are brining back this year by popular demand. Cuttlebug embossing folder for the holly and Spellbinders circle dies. Gold leafing pen with some ribbon from Michaels and poinsettias from Belle Fleur by Prima and leaves are from Micheals also.  I gold embossed her and colored with copics very carefully so they don't melt the embossing powder.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards on their blog. I'm also using this for the Stamping sisters in Christ challenge this week of snow or weather related.  There are a few snowflakes around the angel.  They also have some gorgeous DT cards on their blog. Come and join in both challenges this week!!! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Midnight madness MMSC78

I loved this layout from Priscilla's blog. I used some gorgeous flowers from Fred She said. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Crafty Secrets favorites and Split Coast sektch 304

The sketch is from Split Coast and the image is from Crafty Secrets. No stamping involved in this one and a peel off saying. The pretty ribbon is from Michaels and several spellbinders and MS punch were used. The pretty DP is from K&Co.

Timeless Tuesday Shabby Chic

Flourishes has some gorgeous cards today with a link to beautiful images for inspiration. I chose to blend many of them together beause they didn't have a lot of holiday ones. This image I'm calling the Christmas rose, colored with copics, the shape is from their matching stamps with spellbinders labels. I used a prima rose and pearls to embellish it and the paper is from Prima's Annalee collection. These papers are just gorgeous and they come in 6x6.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Flourishes double challenge week

I am using this card for both challenges this week on Flourishes blog.  One was to use a tag and the other one was to use a bow or ribbon.  I love this stamp set of the Christmas doves, this is the small size and there is a larger one also.  The ribbon is from Michaels and the flower is Belle Fleur.  A white peel off finished the card.  BG paper is Anna Griffin.