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.