Saturday, December 31, 2011

Anything goes with Our Daily Bread Design

Our challenge at Our Daily Bread Design Blog is anything goes as long as you use ODBD stamps. I chose this gorgeous Daffodil corner and colored it with copics.  The words are from the Mother Day set. I also used the daffodil corner on the inside of the card.  The beautiful shape of the card is from Cheery Lynn coved corner die set. The sentiment is on the inside of Spellbinders Twisted Metal tag set. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fuzzy birds

I LOVE this new stamp set from Flourishes, I think these little birds look so fluffy and all ready for cold weather.  I cut them out by hand and then used the custom die for the border.  The beautiful Dutch doily frame is from Cheery Lynn dies and so are the
pine branches.  I colored the image with copic markers and then sponged some distressed ink around them to look like the sky.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all!!! I love how pretty the table looks before we eat and trash it! I hope the best for everyone in the New Year. Thank you so much for all my followers and the wonderful comments throughout the year. Have a blessed holiday season.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, telescope card

Flourishes challenge this Tuesday is to make a telescoping card.  I used their paper whites  flower set and colored it with copics.  Spellbinders labels 20 for the die cuts. Paper is from my stash and  I added some bling from Michaels.  The corners were cut with a MS border punch and some gems added. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Opposites Attract

Opposites attract is the theme for this challenge on Flourishes blog.  We were to use the same stamp set for two totally different looks.  For this card I'm using their stamp set,  Christmas Candles and this card is made into a birthday card.  I used their key hole die cut for the shape around the candle, then I traced the outer edge to make the backing for it.  The beautiful Victorian flourish and leaf flourish are from
Cheery Lynn.  The fern is a MS punch and the rose is from Prima. Background paper is adhesive fabric paper from JoAnn's.  I colored the image with copic markers and added some stickles.
For my Christmas card I used the same stamp and die cut, added some holly leaves from a MS punch and the spellbinders poinsettia.  Colored the image with copic markers and added glitter to the hurricane and candle.  I used a pre-made bow and ribbon to finish the card.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas Poinsettia

Well it's almost Christmas and I totally forgot I had the spellbinders poinsettia die.  I found it today when I was cleaning up my table and decided I better make a card. The poinsettia and leaf is from Spellbinders, the Victorian flourish  and holly branch are from
Cheery Lynn designs.  The corners are done with a MS border punch beaded arches, just cut 1.5" squares and then turn them point to point like a diamond and cut in half, drop the straight end into the border punch and trim the ends and you have beautiful corners.  I'm using this for a quick Christmas card for the challenge at 
Joan's Garden blog.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design sketch

This wonderful sketch is from Our Daily Bread Design blog.  I started out with a 5x7 green card, then added a piece of soft yellow and ran it through the musical 5x7 cuttlebug folder.  The red scalloped DP is from my stash and I used a scalloped XL cove rectangle stacker from Cheery Lynn Designs, edged with a gold pen.  The green die is a Spellbinders label 21, I stamped the musical background from ODBD on this and edged it in gold.  The holly inverted circle is from Spellbinders, I cut it out of cardboard and then added the DP from K&Co over it, edged it in gold also.  The holly leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and I edged them in gold, added some dark red gems. The flower was white and I used a copic R39 garnet to color it and the center pearl is colored with Y8 bright yellow.  The spellbinders fancy tag was cut out of yellow and edged with gold, the wishing you warm wishes for a bless Christmas season from Our Daily Breads Warm wish set.  Please be sure to hop over to the ODBD blog and see the fabulous creations and inspiration from the design team!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cheery Lynn Flower challenge

The challenge on Cheery Lynn blog this week to make a flower using their dies.  I used their Stacker Flower #5 to make the flowers and then you use the pretty circles to cut them out in the sizes. You can watch their video on making these flowers, they are really easy. The card shape is french flair and the leaves and ferns are also from Cheery Lynn.  I edged the papers and flowers and some of the leaves with a gold pen to highlight them and a yellow gem for the center of the flower.  Be sure to check out the DT cards on the blog, they are gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday

This birthday card is for my sister and for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week.   This beautiful cut and emboss folder is from Marianne, I used pretty white silk paper which has a sheen to it and some detailing on it.  The 3-D flower image is from my stash and I think I got it on Etsy.  I hand cut the images and layered them with pop dot tape. Peel off holographic borders in pink from
Pop up Templates and some ribbon and gems from Michaels. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Feminine Flair

Feminine Flair is our challenge at Flourishes this week.  I used their gorgeous heart stamp with several of the heart Cheery Lynn dies.  the border die is Hearts di Vine
The gorgeous heart dies are two layered, the largest one is Heart to Heart Doily   the smaller one is
Heartland America.  the beautiful background paper is from JoAnn's and it's an adhesive fabric paper. I edged it with gold peel off borders from Pop up templates and added some pearls, a heart gem, flower and leaves from Michaels.  I knew the minute I saw these gorgeous lacey heart dies that this heart stamp was going to be perfect for these. 

Thank you tag

I made this pretty tag for our organist at church. She loves to read and love blue.  I used Spellbinders dies and Just Rite stamp.  Added some bling to finish this.  She loved it and said she was going to hang it on the tree and then use it for a bookmark. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Beauty of winter

The beauty of winter is the theme this month at  Flourishes
This beautiful image is from their November release and it has the matching die.   The die cut with the peel off saying is from Spellbinders.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the corners and added some holly from Michaels. The red die cut is from my stash.   

Craft Secrets glitz

Our challenge this week is to use glitz on our card. I love this adorable image from Crafty Secrets Christmas Journal.  I used a new Cheery Lynn Victoria Garden frame over pink card stock for the image. framed it with gold mirror card and a rope of pearls from Michaels.  The border die is Border carnivale and I cut it out of gold mirror card. I also added a rope of pearls along the bottom and a few pearls in the flowers.  The glittered snowflakes are from Michaels.  I'm also entering this in the silver/gold challenge on Cheery Lynn blog.  Be sure to check out all the DT's cards on these sites, they are fantastic.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter window

Our challenge on the Creative Belli blog is to do something wintery.  When I got this window die cut from
Our daily bread design I knew I wanted to use it with the scenic stamps.  I trimmed one the bars out of the window so you could see the cabin better. The cabin is from Stampscapes and the mountains are from Sutter. 
I colored the image with copic markers and added some MS fern with red gems from Michaels.  I used a cuttlebug on the background. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

A little tag for the holidays

The challenge on Joan's Garden this week is to make a tag.   I started out by using a Martha Stewart around the page punch of Aspen snowflakes. All other dies are Cheery Lynn. The holly, ferns and leaves and the sleigh are all part of the Christmas release from Cheery Lynn.  The circle is part of the flower dies and I just used the outside ring. Added some bling to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the dies and inspiration on Joan's blog.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

FLLCNOEL20 with Flourishes

This darling snow globe and Santa image is from the newest release from Flourishes.  Our challenge for this month on the blog is use something Santa.  I stamped the globe and Santa with memento black and colored them with copic markers. Added some diamond stickles for glitz. The background paper is Melissa Frances and I used the French flair dies from Cheery Lynn for the card shape. A little ribbon and bling and it's done.   Also using this card for the shaped card on the Cheery Lynn blog.    Be sure to check out the design teams on these wonderful blogs, they are always fabulous and inspiring!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cheery Lynn Peace

This beautiful peace die cut is from Cheery Lynn.  I used the glitter technique on their video over green mirror card.  The leaves and ferns under the bird are also from Cheery Lynn and the bird is from Marianne designs die cuts.  I added some lace under the die cut and finished the bird with a red gem for his eye.  This card is for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to use a bird on the card.  Be sure to check out the design team cards on the blogs, they are always fabulous!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cheery Lynn bouquet

If you are looking for the Belli Challenge please scroll down to the next post.  All of the leaves and ferns in this bouquet are from Cheery Lynn.      I cut several of each of the leaf flourish and ferns and cut a leaf die apart to fill in.  The vase is from Flower soft and the roses are little prima ones.  The paper is from my stash and I spritzed it with Tattered Angels pearl spray and edged it with a gold pen.  Be sure to check out the Cheery Lynn blog and see the awesome wall hanging that inspired this card, Sandie made this fabulous arrangement and now I probably will have to buy the newest flower dies after seeing her creation.  
Dies used are:
Pine Branches
Olive Branches
Fanciful Flourish

Belli Challenge, Leaves, Autumn

Our challenge at Creative Belli this week is leaves or autumn cards.   This pretty glittered lattice die cut is from Cheery Lynn Designs. The lattice die was cut out of white card stock then I used the video tutorial from Cheery Lynn on spraying it with adhesive, glittered it and then sprayed again with a sealer.  This fanciful leaf flourish is also from Cheery Lynn.    Mike has a video on his site about glittering these dies, it's with the glittered flower video.  The pretty sunflower wreath is from Flourishes and I colored it with copic markers.  The sentiment tag is from Spellbinders and I used a peel off saying.  Be sure to check out the Creative Belli blog and see the DT's creations for some fantastic inspiration. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cheery Lynn and Marianne Dies

This beautiful cut and emboss folder is from Marianne and the tree is from Cheery Lynn.  I love both of these dies.  I added some red gems,  lace and glittered packages and corners with peel off borders to finish the card.  This is for the green and red challenge on the Cheery Lynn blog
and the "glittered" challenge on the  Marianne blog 

Monday, November 21, 2011

More scenes from the retreat

Here are the rest of the scenes that I made at a retreat in October.  All are colored with copics and airbrushed with copics.  We had three days on stamping and it was fabulous!!!  Stamps are from many different companies, Stampscapes, Sutter, Beeswax, and others. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design, Holiday

Our challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Design is make something for the holidays.  I chose this gorgeous Christmas rose stamp and colored with copic markers on silk white paper.  The beautiful Polynesian Sail oval is from Cheery Lynn. I cut it out of gold mirror card and layered it over a spellbinder oval.  The leaves and flowers are also from Cheery Lynn,
I love these flower and leaf die cuts, and they have new ones this month and some fabulous videos to watch also.  Be sure to stop by ODBD and see the beautiful DT cards and projects.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankful and new background stamp

Our challenge this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ is to be thankful.  This pretty new scrolled vine background stamp from Just Rite stamps is perfect for that.  I used a fancy tag from Spellbinders and the matching Want 2 Scrap pearls.  The butterfly and leaves are from Michaels.  Distressed tea dye ink was used and copper peel off thank you.  Be sure to check out both the sites to see some gorgeous creations by the design teams. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's like Christmas!!!

It's like Christmas today at my house. I WON lots of goodies from Flourishes!!!! They are one of two favorite stamp companies I use!!!!!  They have the best elegant stamps going!!  Check out the gorgeous stamps on the Flourishes website.  If you haven't participated in their challenges you need to start on Tuesday with Timeless Tuesday challenges.   The design team are the greatest and the inspiration is never ending!  Thanks so much for the opportunity gals, I love your stamps!

From our home to yours

This pretty metallic cream, gold and burgundy card is for the challenge on Our Daily Bread Design blog.  This Christmas Door set is so versatile.  I stamped in versamark, embossed in gold and added some burgundy touches to it with copic markers. I used the
coved scalloped rectangle XL stacker dies from Cheery Lynn to cut out the shapes.  The cute sleighs are from the sleigh border die and I colored them with copics. I colored the glittered snowflakes with a copic marker to match and some ribbon from Michaels to finish the card.  18K gold pen used to edge everything.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards on Our Daily Bread Design today, they are beautiful!!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Flourishes noon challenge, red, white, green

Our challenge is red, white and green, I added a touch of blue in the ornaments.  This beautiful image is from A gift for you collections.  It matches Spellbinders labels 14 and 15.  I stamped and colored this with Spica glitter pens, added the Want 2 Scrap bling and lots of bling from Michaels.  The paper is from my stash.  Trimmed the die cuts in gold pen and gold peel off corners to finish the card.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flourishes tag challenge

This pretty tag is for the challenge on Flourishes.  This cute set of stamps is from the Warm Winter Wishes and I colored them with copics, cut them out and added some glitter.  Check out the DT creations and a chance to win the new set coming out next week.  I added the saying from the same set and some bling from Michaels. 

Belli Challenge Paper Piercing

Our challenge on Belli this week is paper piercing. I used a 4 prong needle to cut out the image.  I embossed the frame and candle stamp in gold. Colored with memento markers on the vellum.  Gold mirror card under the red and green for the card base.  The stamps can be purchased at Sweet Stamps.   The DT cards are fantastic so Check them out and join us at Creative Belli. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flourishes, Beauty of a Fold

This pretty center fold card is for the challenge on Flourishes
I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edges and the 5x5" square, Cheery Lynn Designs stacked doily, scalloped circle and fern dies.  I stamped and gold embossed this all time favorite image of the doves in gold on Poison Ivory paper and sponged tea dye distressed ink around all pieces.  The sentiment is from the same set and I gold embossed it also.    Be sure to stop over at Flourishes and check out the gorgeous creations!!!!  I'm also entering this in the
Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to use an old stamp, I don't think I had ever used this smaller version of this set. Be sure to check out the DT cards on SSIC also, some beautiful inspiration there.  I just love the elegance of this set and it's still available!!! Hop over to Flourishes to get it before you finish your Christmas cards this year. 

A tag for many challenges

I made this tag for several challenges.  Cheery Lynn is a tag, Crafty Secrets is Thankful or thank you, Learn a new technique is NO stamps.  I used a ready made tag, covered it with Prima Annalee papers, trimmed to fit, then added 3 different laces. I used the Cheery Lynn leaves and stacker flower 5. then I trimmed them with the classic stacker.  I added a gem to the center of the flower.  The Merci Beau-coup is from Crafty Secrets heartwarming vintage stickers French Labels.  Added some fluff to finish the tag.  Be sure to check out the blogs and websites to see these wonderful products. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Speedy TV, Ribbon challenge

Our Challenge today on Speedy TV is to use ribbon on our card. This beautiful image is from Mark's finest papers.   I used the spellbinders ornament 2010 die cut and stamped the beautiful french horn from last years Christmas stamps and colored with Spica glitter pens.  I distressed the edges with TH old paper.  Marianne cut and emboss folder with gold mirror card behind it, gold ribbons and red gems with green ribbon trees by May Arts Ribbon to finish the card. The ribbon trees, reindeer and ghosts are about half way down the page.  Be sure to check out the fabulous DT creations on Speedy TV. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just Rite Round thank you

This beautiful medallion is a new set from Just Rite Stamps.  The blog challenge is to make a thank you card.  The Thank you is from an older set.  I used the scalloped circle dies from Cheery Lynn and the center die cut around the medallion is from Marianne dies.  Added some bling to finish the card.  The pink layer was fun thru the cuttlebug with the Kassie folder.

Just Rite, Give Thanks

I made this for the Just Rite challenge, give thanks. I used the pretty Kindness set.  I stamped it in Victorian Velvet distressed ink, cut with Labels 20.  Another labels 20 was used for the background and ran it thru the cuttlebug.  The pretty paper is new, adhesive fabric paper from JoAnn's and some pretty ribbon, pearls, flowers and leaves finished the card.  

McKenna turns 1

My granddaughter turned one last Sunday. I think Mom took her to have some photos made.  She's just too cute!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Our Daily Bread Sketch

This wonderful sketch is the challenge on Our Daily Bread Blog.
This Joy tree is one of the holiday stamps for this year.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Door set.  I stamped these in Versafine Majestic Blue on white cryogen paper.  Trimmed it in blue mirror card.  I colored the dove with a copic marker and added some bling from Michaels.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards on the blog. 

Stamping in time, Sentiment

Our challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is to use your favorite sentiment or make a card with a sentiment on it.  Unfortunately I need a sympathy card today for a friend, her mom died very suddenly.   I love this cross set from ODBD and it works so well with the spellbinders cross die cuts.  I embossed it in gold and then antiqued it with old paper distressed ink.  The sentiment is from The Heartfelt Sympathy set. 
I embossed it in gold and used the oval spellbinders behind both the image and sentiment. I added a leaf flourish from Cheery Lynn designs and the gorgeous paper is something new, fabric on paper, the texture is fantastic and it's so pretty.  I got the paper at JoAnn's.  It's from DCWV and it's adhesive fabric.  Be sure to check out the fantastic creations on the ODBD blog

Flourishes let it snow

Our challenge today at Flourishes is to make something landscape, let it snow is the theme.  You can tell they are in Florida and don't have to shovel the stuff, LOL  I used their gorgeous tree and stamped it in Forest Moss distressed ink.  The Kiwi oval frame is from Cherry Lynn
the pretty holly lace flourish is also from Cheery Lynn.  I added some tiny red gems for berries on the holly and some snow flakes from Michaels.  The background paper is from JoAnns.  I sponged the sky with distressed inks and added some snow writer to details.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards and a chance to win some goodies.

Flourishes Noel, round card

This gorgeous wreath is from Flourishes, I have a feeling it may be discontinued but they have some gorgeous Christmas stamps and a set of seasonal wreaths also.  I stamped in memento black and colored with copics. I highlighted the berries with god and red stickles.  The round scalloped die cut to make the card is from Cheery Lynn, the doily is from Marianne designs, another circle from Cheery Lynn to stamp the wreath on.  Did you know you can make shaped cards with any die cut machine, just cut the paper 6x12 and fold in half, set the die cut about 1.25" above the fold and run it through the machine. No large machine required.  The bow and snowflakes are from Michaels.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards on Flourishes blog. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just Rite Christmas Linky

Just Rite is having a party.  Link your cards to their blog and a chance to win some goodies.  Hop over and check out the beautiful cards and new Christmas stamps from Just Rite.  This beautiful die cut is a cut and emboss from Marianne dies. I used blue mirror card and trimmed it with red gems. The borders are red holographic peel offs and I used a gold pen to trim around the image and die cuts. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Looking for Design Team Members

Creative Belli Blog is looking for some new DT's for next year.  The fun part of this team is it is NOT company sponsored, that means you can use any stamp, download, sticker, whatever on your card but you MUST FOLLOW THE THEME!! It also means that there are not free goodies for doing this, it's just for fun!!   It is every two weeks and you will also have to go into the participants cards and comment on some of them.  If you are interested please go over and check out the rules on Creative Belli Blog.  
I have enjoyed my time there and met some very sweet and wonderful friends there.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Crafty Secrets Christmas with Midnight Madness sketch

This beautiful image is from Crafty Secrets Christmas images and journal notes.  I layered with light green and red to match the image and the background paper from Melissa Frances.  The sketch layout is from Priscilla's Midnight Madness.   

Melissa Frances Angels

I love Melissa Frances paper and stickers.  I've had some of these stickers for a couple of years and they are so gorgeous I hated to use them, LOL The paper is Melissa Frances holiday and I added lots of bling and spellbinders dies to finish the card.