Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"Royal Challenge"

Our challenge today at Creative Belli is make a card for the Royal Wedding this week. Either something for a wedding or the color Purple, or crowns or whatever is Royal.  I used an old Me and Carrie Lou carriage stamp for this.  I finished the scene with Beeswax castle and some Stampscapes, the fan and hat are also Me and Carrie Lou, added some ribbon and bling. I colored this scene with copics and then scanned it so I could print it off smaller.  Be sure to check out the Design team cards as they are fabulous, all DT's are listed on the right side of my blog.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This was a fun sketch, check out the beautiful cards on Priscialla's blog.  I used this beautiful new set from Flourishes for this card, I think those boots are adorable.  I colored them with copics and then used a Martha Stewart big punch for the pink flower borders. some bling and nestabilities to finish this.

Timeless Tuesday 115, sketch

This wonderful sketch and stamps are from Flourishes blog.      I love the gorgeous orchids on this new set, colored with copics.  I used a cuttlebug border across the bottom and up the side. The doily and other dies are from
 Cheery Lynn Designs.  I cut some corners and added a little bling.  Be sure to check out the Team cards over on Flourishes. As always they are spectacular!

Sweet Stamps, Sympathy

I tried several pictures of this card to get the color correct, the ribbon actually matches much better than this.  Our challenge at Sweet stamps was to make a sympathy card which is always very easy for me as I need lots of them in this elderly community we live in.  I think these new Marianne Designables cut and emboss folders are perfect for so many things.  They are available from Sweet stamps as is the saying.  She has a lot of very nice vertical sayings which are hard to find.  Check out the design teams cards, I know for a lot of you sympathy is a hard card to make.  I used the coordinations paper and sanded the embossed part a little bit to bring out the core color.  Gold mirror card is behind the embossed cut outs and the saying. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design Sketch and Flower soft

This beautiful image is from ODBD, flower soft toppers.  I layered it according to their sketch but the image is so large is kind of hides some of the layout.  I added pretty blue and green flower soft to this.  Gold peel off's and some pretty paper. Be sure to visit their blog and check out the gorgeous cards there.

Stamping Sisters in Christ Round card challenge

Our challenge today on Stampin Sisters in Christ is to make a round card.  I used Cheery Lynn Designs straight and scalloped XL stacker dies on this card. The pretty K&Co paper on the top and the swirls were cut with a Marianne Die from Sweet Stamps.   Some bling from Michaels and sayings and it's all done.  Be sure to check out the beautiful DT cards on their blog.  Be sure to check out these Cheery Lynn stackers, you can make large shaped cards with these and you don't need a fancy expensive larger machine to do it. I used my cuttlebug and this card is about 5.5 inches across!! Just fold your paper and lay the top of the die up a little bit so the fold doesn't cut thru. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stamping in Time with Our Daily Bread Designs, piercing

Our challenge today at ODBD is to pierce our card.  I used the new Martha Stewart around the card punch for this. ODBD stamps, copics to color and some bling. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Use those Pearly Whites, SCS329

Our Challenge on Split Coast Crafty Secrets is to use pearls on our card.  The sketch is this week's from Split Coast as well.  All images are Crafty Secrets, spellbinders scalloped circle, Martha Stewart vine punch and cuttlebug background. Lots of pearls to finish.  You really should hop over to the two places on SCS and see the gorgeous galleries, the cards and projects are always amazing!!

Sweet Stamps Frame it!

This beautiful frame and bird stamp are from
Sweet Stamps and our challenge to frame it worked great for this.  I actually cut out part of the frame stamp to make it larger and then stamped in black, didn't like that so I used my krylon gold pen and went around the outside of everything.  MS birds and branches punch. EK corner punch and some pretty paper.   Hop over to the blog and play along.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Midnight Madness sketch

Our challenge today at Flourishes  is brown, aqua and yellow.  I used their newest set orchids for this challenge and the sketch is from Priscialla's.  I love these new flowers and they worked perfectly for this Basic Grey Urban Prarie paper.  You really should hop over to both blogs and play along. You could win some free stamps. As always the DT cards on both blogs are gorgeous and so much inspiration!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stampin Sisters in Christ Tone on Tone

Our challenge today at Stampin Sisters in Christ is tone on tone, I used White gold paper and distressed linen iwth gold embossing and soft gold pearls for this card.  The DT cards on the blog are gorgeous so be sure to check them out. The beautiful cross stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs and works for their challenge of no coloring also.  The die cuts are spellbinders and Martha Stewart around the card punch.  Come join in the fun!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Purple and more purple, Really Reasonable Ribbon

This beautiful ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I belong to the monthly ribbon club and each month we get 6-8 beautiful ribbons.  This card is made for their challenge blog this week.  I used some new K&Co paper, diamond spellbinders and these gorgeous pearls  from Want 2 scrap nestablings.  They match the spellbinders nestabilities. Theya are fantastic!  Be sure to check out all the links and see the gorgeous creations!!

Our Daily Bread No coloring!!!

No coloring was our challenge today at ODBD blog.  I used their stamp and lots of Martha Stewart around the card punch and spellbinders die cuts.  Tim Holtz distressed ink.  Check out the DT cards on their blog, they are gorgeous!!

No coloring and Shapley cards

Our challenge today on Our Daily Bread Design is NO coloring, you can sponge the background but no coloring on the image. Wow that was perfect for the new set of stamps!!  The other challenge this card is for is the Fan club challenge on SplitCoast Stampers, make a shapley card.  I used a Marianne Design die cut for this card and the blossoms dies from Spellbinders.  Did you know that for a small amount of $25 per year you can be part of the fan club on SCS, we get to see fantastic cards and projects that you don't ever see if you are not a member and it helps keep SCS up and running!! I stamped this pretty image in Violet and the pretty paper is new from K&Co. Some prima flowers and MS fern punch with gold pen for the edges. The colors on all of this are blue and lavender even though it doesn't look like that in the photo.   Hop over to the blogs, the DT cards are beautiful!!!   

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring bird and flowers

This pretty new stamp is from Stamping Sensations, the sketch layout is on Split Coast Stampers this week.  I stamped it with memento black and colored with copics.  Added some spellbinders circles and scalloped rectangles and Just Rite stamped saying.  The card shape is made by using Cheery Lynn Designs XL stackers and just moving the top up a little bit over the fold. 

Flourishes Flowers and Stampin Sisters in Christ Purple, MMSC99

Flowers in purple and Midnight Madness sketch, it's wonderful!!  Flourishes has some gorgeous DT cards to share with this flower theme.  This beautiful Sweet Pea stamp set is from Flourishes and I colored it with copics.  The sketch is from this week at Prisciall's and the cards on there are always over the top as well.  Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge was purple or wood. I love these purple flowers and the purple accents.  Spellbinders accent across the top and some gems and cuttlebug dot folder finish this.

Sweet Stamps and Crafty Secrets, For the ladies and yellow

Our challenge at Sweet Stamps is to make a card for the ladies.  Check out the blog and gorgeous DT cards over there.  The beautiful fan is from Sweet stamps and I gold embossed it on vellum and colored it with Marvy inks from behind. I used the grid to add some texture to the fan also.  The beautiful flowers in yellow and orange are from Crafy Secrets. Our challenge on SCS Crafty Secrets is to make a card with yellow on it. I also embossed these on vellum and colored from behind.  Lots of wonderful cards on the forum at SCS also.  I embellished this with some pretty paper from Prima's sprakling spring book. A gold peel off for the corners and some pretty ribbon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Creative Belli, Eggs/Bunnies

Our challenge at Creative Belli is Eggs and bunnies. I purchased these adorable downloads from Janet and I love them, you get several on a page and the pink background is from her also.  Her service and help is fantastic.  I printed them off on glossy photo paper, cut them out, edged everything with a Krylon gold pen. The die cuts on the pink one are spellbinders labels 20 and ran the pink one thru the Kassie cuttlebug.  Bunnies and butterfly are a Martha Stewart punch.  Some pretty ribbon and it's done.  The beautiful doily on the green/truq one is from Cheery Lynn Designs.  A MS border punch and same cuttlebug folder for the background My DT sisters are listed on the right side of this and they have some fabulous cards to show you. Hop over to the blog and check everything out and play along.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Easter, Our daily bread design

Our challenge this week on Our Daily Bread Design Stampin in time is to make something for Easter.  I used their beautiful new images Bird Border and corners.  I backed it with glitter lavender paper and some pretty print from K&Co.  Spellbinders border and some prima flowers, MS leaf punch and gems.  The happy Easter is a peel off from Pop up templates.  The pretty scalloped oval dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs and the tag is a new spellbinders fancy tags 2. 

Flourishes April 11, Blue, Green and Yellow

Our challenge today on Flourishes is to use Blue, Green and yellow on our card. I used their pretty stamp set and some new Melissa Frances 5th Ave papers.  Spellbinders border with distress inks, lables 20 for the image with the same distress ink. some MS punch butterflies in yellow with a vellum overlay and some bling from Michaels.  Please stop over and check out the DT cards, they are gorgeous!!

Another bird card, Our Daily Bread Design

I love these new sets from Our Daily Bread Design. I used some pretty K&Co paper and the stamps for the spellbinders and brds are all from ODBD. Martha Stewart punches and prima flowers.  Be sure to check out the cards on their blog.

Flourishes Bring Back the Beautiful April

I love these new stamps from Flourishes and our challenge this month is spring colors. I used this pretty cuttlebug folder and spellbinders label 20. Some pretty designer paper and gems to finish this. I outlined the labels in gold.  Stop over and check out the gorgeous cards the DT have done.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sweet stamps recipe

Our challenge this week at Sweet stamps is a recipe,  1 ribbon or border, 2 designer papers, 3 gems.  I used some pretty papers from Graphic 45, stamps from Sweet stamps, die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs and lots of bling.

Crafty Secrets, What I love about spring, Stampin Sisters in Christ, child

The challenge this week on Splitt Coast Crafty Secrets forum is to tell what we love about spring.  I love the pretty flowers and sunshine.  All stamps are Crafty Secrets  I love these darling stamps!!! I colored with copics and airbrushed the sky and grass.  I used the bottom of this tree and masked it several times to make the bushes along the bottom  I'm also using this for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge to make a card with or for a child.  I think this little girl is just precious. Be sure to check out all the cards on both links because they are all fabulous!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Our Daily Bread Challenge, Birds!

Our challenge today is to use birds on our cards. I love this gorgeous Dove from Our Daily Bread Design. I stamped it in black ink and added just a touch of shading with copic marker C1 and some stickles. I used a Marianne Designable cut and emboss folder for the background.  The beautiful saying is also from ODBD, cut with their die and sponged with lavendar ink.  Some white gel pen dots to outline the die cut.  Be sure to stop over and visit the blog to see the gorgeous DT cards.

50th Anniversary

It's so nice to need a 50th Anniversary card in this day and age. I used the Marianne Designable cut and emboss folder for this card and Spellbinders fancy tag #3 and labels 20.  White satin paper with gold mirror card behind it and it's done!!  You can get the Marianne Designables from the March new items on Sweet Stamps.  They are about half way down the page under March 2011.  These new cut and emboss folders are just so elegant and fit into the cuttlebug just like their folders do.