Monday, October 31, 2011

Midnight Madness and Our Daily Bread Design

The sketch is for Priscilla's Midnight Madness.  This beautiful collage is from Our Daily bread Design.   I used distress inks and carefully colored the large stamp with Tea Dye and forest moss.  I added a MS holly leaf border to the bottom and then some satin ribbon and peel off lace border.  Oval scalloped die cut with a gold peel off.  I used paper from K&Co and trimmed everything with a gold pen.  A few green gems and gold Spica pen and Diamond stickles finished the card.  Be sure to hop over and see the gorgeous creations on Midnight madness.    

Just Rite Christmas card

This pretty cardinal is from the Backyard birds set.  I colored it with Spica glitter pens and put it on a Stacked doily from Cheery Lynn Designs. The shape of the card is the French Flair from Cheery Lynn also. I LOVE this die cut.  The sentiment is from Just Rite holiday set also.  The DP is a scrap I had leftover.   Added some edging with a gold pen to finish the card and a red felt leaf sticker. 

Mark's Finest Papers Welcome home

This pretty image is from the Welcome Home set from Mark's Finest Papers.  They have lots of wonderful new sets for the holidays.  I colored this with copic markers, added some snow writer set it in the frame from a cuttlebug folder.  The poinsettia and gold mirror card MS ferns add some dimension to the card. I outlined the cuttlebug lines with a gold Spica pen and added holographic peel off borders.  A pearl in the corners finished the card.  Be sure to check out the Speedy TV today to see the DT creations. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 12 Days of Christmas

Mark's Finest Papers is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas and I made this box for the challenge.  I used the new set of Cardinals in Winter.  I colored it with copics, used a MS punch around the card, holly punch and snow flake punch.  The DP is from K&Co.  Be sure to stop over at the hop and check out the wonderful creations on
Mark's finest papers Speedy TV hop.

Creative Belli 1,2,3,4 Challenge

Our challenge this week is a recipe, 1,2,3,4 on Creative Belli.    I used 1 piece of DP, it actually has some soft writing on it but doesn't show in the scan. 2 die cuts, the doily is from Cheery Lynn, the octagon die is spellbinders.  3 leaves around the flower and 4 peel off corners were used to finish the card.  Please check out the DT's cards on Creative Belli.  This beautiful medallion image is from Flourishes.  I colored it with copic markers and edged everything with a gold pen. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A few more scenes

Here a few more of the scenes that I stamped at the scenic retreat last weekend. Mostly Stampscapes with a few other stamps mixed in. Copics to color and airbrush on cryogen white paper. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Speedy the Cat TV Halloween challenge

Mark's Finest Paper Speedy TV challenge is Halloween.  I made this spooky fall card for the challenge using her new set, Country Christmas.  I colored it with copics and airbrushed with the copics.  Some pretty DP behind the images finished this card.  Be sure to check out the wonderful TV design team cards.    

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Stampscapes Retreat

I spent a couple of days at a Stampscapes retreat for scenic stamping. There was about 12 of us that stamped our hearts out for 3 days and had a fabulous time. Meeting new friends and seeing old ones is always so much fun.  All of the stamps on these pictures are Stampscapes and I colored and airbrushed with copic markers on cryogen white paper.  The fog is done with a memories white ink and stylus and sponge. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sweetest Day card for Mark's Finest Papers

Speedy TV challenge this week is Sweetest Day cards.  I had never heard of this holiday.  I made this with Mark's Finest Papers October release. 
I colored it with copics and sponged some sky and grass in it.  The border die is from Cheery Lynn and I punched some holly leaves from gold mirror card with a MS punch. The gemstone flower was added over the pretty ribbon.  Be sure to hop over to Speedy TV and see the wonderful creations.
Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers likes to get a head start on special Christmas gifts and memories for friends and family. He gathered the design team at Mark's Finest Papers to bring you 12 days of exciting paper crafting gift ideas to get that holiday mojo flowing. Begin your holiday hop at Speedy's home base, the Mark's Finest Papers blog and relax with a cup of eggnog (or sprig of catnip, your choice) as Speedy leads you though a short, daily hop. You'll find your holiday paper crafting ideas and supplies at Mark's Finest Papers.
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! We have four samples each day for our hop! Please visit each of the following blogs for holiday inspiration!  Hop over here and see all the stunning creations!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our Daily Bread and Stampin Sisters in Christ

In case you can't tell I LOVE this new Christmas Rose stamp from Our Daily Bread Design.  Our challenge on ODBD is holiday this week so I just had to use this gorgeous flower again.  I stamped it Memento black and colored it with copics.I stamped a second one and colored just the center flower and cut it out and popped it up for dimension.   The scalloped oval and beaded oval are Spellbinders and the gorgeous border which I cut two of and laid them back to back is from Cheery Lynn.  I added some double edged lace over the seam and used the remaining pieces of the border to cut two corners.  This card is also being used for the Stampin Sisters in Christ (2) of everything card.  I added two snowflakes and lots of pearls to finish the card with silver peel off borders.  Be sure to check out the DT cards on both blogs for some gorgeous inspiration!! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flourishes Name Game

Flourishes challenge is to use your initials to choose things to make a card.  K-D-W are mine and I used K&Co paper, Doily die cut, Water color wash for the ribbon.  This beautiful medallion is from the September release and I embossed it in white and sponged lipstick distressed ink over it.  Cheery Lynn French pastry die cut and some bling finished the card. Be sure to check out the Design team on Flourishes for fun and great ideas. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Creative Belli, Flower soft challenge

Our challenge this time on Creative Belli is to use flower soft.  This new door stamp from Our Daily Bread Design is perfect for flower soft.  The stamp has greenery around the door and the wreath so you just follow the lines.  I colored the door with copic markers and added the flower soft vintage Christmas. I used the XL stacker, coved rectangle dies from Cheery Lynn on this card. Added some pretty DP and ribbon to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the DT cards at Creative Belli and see the fabulous inspiration.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Flourishes timeless Tuesday 139, ornament

Our challenge on Flourishes blog today is to make a card and use one of their stamps to make an ornament. I cut this ornament from the spellbinders ornaments and stamped their damask flourish on it and embossed it in gold.  The pretty cut and emboss folder is from Marianne Design.  I added some bling with gold metallic ribbon and borders. The Saying is a gold peel off and I colored it with a copic red marker.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards on Flourishes.

Crafty Secrets Nature challenge

Our challenge on Split Coasts Crafty Secret forum is make a card with something from nature on it.  This beautiful image is from the Birds and Botanical booklet.  I ran the layer through my cuttlebug cut and emboss folder and put the image behind the oval.  Added lots of prima leaves, MS fer punch and prima flower.  The birds are a MS punch.  Gold holographic peel offs around the edges finished the card.

Mark's Finest Papers, resist background

I played with Mark's Finest Papers cute image today and tried the glittery resist background on a video found here.   Our challenge was to use NO designer paper so I made my own.  MFP is showcasing the newest stamps this month here.  Check them out, beautiful winter scenes and cute ones also.   This Fox is from the
Autumn Glory set from September. I sponged distress antique linen around the image and saying and added copper peel off borders,   I think he's so cute  and we have lots of red foxes around our area.  Check out all the fantastic new stamps and ideas gallery at Speedy TV for the Design teams inspiration. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Our Daily Bread Poinsettia Corner

This pretty poinsettia corner is from Our Daily Bread Design.  I stamped on cryogen white paper and colored with copics.  The background paper is from K&Co and I used metallic peel off borders in red and green to trim both layers.  I added a green silk bow and some little yellow gems to the flower.  Be sure to check out the ODBD blog this week, they are celebrating the sale on Christmas stamps. Gorgeous creations!!!!!

Casing the featured stamper SCS

Our challenge today on Split Coast Stampers is to CASE Julie and make a card like one of her's in her gallery.  I'm using a Flourish Peony, colored with copics and cut out with spellbinders die. The fancy tag I cut in two and put some on each side,  I'm uploading her card that I cased and changed several things on it. Mine is 6x6 and this flower didn't fit in any of my ovals so I used a different die, and added some bling to mine.  Here is her card!

Our Daily Bread Design Ornament

Today's Our Daily Bread Design Blog is featuring a big sale on the Christmas stamps from previous years.  I decided to get out my ornaments from last year and play.  I used the snowflake swirl background for this card, stamped in blue distress ink on white cryogen paper.  Added a silver pen around the edges and also on the blue layer behind it.  The card edges are trimmed with holographic silver peel off borders.  I used a spellbinders fancy tag with matching Want 2 scrap pearls, embossed the saying in white.  The ornament is stamped in white and embossed in white on light blue prisma paper and then I hand cut the die around the outside to give it a darker blue backing.  Be sure to check out the GORGEOUS cards on the blog today, it really makes you want to get started on holiday cards.  Thanks for stopping by.

SpeedyTV challenge, Anniversary

This beautiful image is coming soon from
Mark's Finest Papers. I love the doe and cardinals in this scene. You can check out the DT and join in the challenge here! I colored this with copic makers and added lots of bling with pearls and gems. The background paper is K&Co and the die cut with the Anniversary peel off is spellbinders. The holly die cuts are a MS large punch.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design and Stampin Sisters in Christ

The challenge this week on ODBD is make our own embellishment.  This beautiful new image is the Christmas Rose from Our Daily Bread and I love it!!! I used a spellbinders label to cut it out and backed with a doily from Cheery Lynn, the border dies are also Cheery Lynn. I down loaded some background paper and colored the bow with Stamp Zia's color wash. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stamping in Time Our Daily Bread Design fall colors

Our challenge this week on ODBD blog is to use fall colors.  This pretty pumpkin stamp and matching die are from ODBD  The fence, grass and leaf flourish are Cheery Lynn Designs.  The saying is stamped on a spellbinders die cut.  Be sure to pop over to Our daily bread blog and check out the beautiful cards.

Flourishes Metal challenge

Our challenge this week on Flourishes blog is to use something metal on our card.  I think I went a little over on this one.  The base card is shimmer Bazzil card stock, 6x6 card.  The background paper is from Bo Bunny, midnight frost collection.  I added some metallic gold/white borders around that. I cut a piece of blue mirror card 5x5 and then used the MS around the page punch. I stamped the beautiful medallion from Flourishes in white pigment ink and carefully heat set it. I added the metallic/mother of pearl corners and some pretty leaves and flower. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vintage Garden

I ordered this set from the UK, Stempleglede vintage garden is the name and it was very hard to find.  It's so pretty and delicate. I colored with copic markers and sponged some soft blue around the edges after cutting it out with a spellbinders label. I added some pretty DP and ribbon and pearls for the trim. Gold peel off corners to finish this card.

Midnight madness sketch, ODBD Christmas Door

This wonderful door is from the latest stamp set at
Our Daily Bread Design.  I colored it with copic markers and then added the vintage Christmas flower soft.  The die cut is scalloped cove corner rectangle from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The ribbon is some dark red with gold holly from my stash and holographic gold peel off borders. The background is the cuttlebug holly folder.  The sketch for this layout is this week's sketch from Priscilla's Midnight Madness.  

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design, Song challenge

Our challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is to use a saying, song or scripture as the focal point. I love this new stamp with the song and tree on it from their Oct release.  I stamped it in versafine spanish moss ink and added just a touch of color and glitter glue. I backed it with a holly cuttlebug and MS border punch on the triangles.

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 138, Fall colors

I'm also using these gorgeous zinnia's for the fall color challenge that I used on the Timeless Tuesday challenge.  I love these flowers and they are so easy to color as most of the Flourishes flower stamps are fabulous to work with.  I stamped and colored them with copic markers and cut them out with Spellbinders labels.  I added a Cheery Lynn leaf flourish and some bling at the corners.  The pretty DP is from K&Co and I did try the technique on Laura's blog on the left side but it doesn't show up on the scan.  I don't think I let the base color dry enough so the subtle background stamp doesn't show much.  Be sure to check out Flourishes and Laura's blog, fabulous eye candy!!!

Technique challenge at Flourishes

Our challenge this month at Flourishes bring back beautiful is to use a technique on our project.  I want to thank Laura for this wonderful new idea, check out her blog to see the how to on this.  I used this gorgeous Zinnia's set from Flourishes and colored it with copic markers.   The left side is done with the technique from Laura and the right side is DP from Michaels.  I cut the image out with spellbinders labels 2 I think, trimmed everything with a silver pen and added some bling. the card is 6x6.  Be sure to check out all of the DT cards on their blog, gorgeous eye candy. 

Stampin Sisters in Christ, Fruit challenge

Our challenge this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ is to use fruit on our card.  I chose this pretty apple of my eye set from Flourishes. I stamped in memento black and colored with copics.  I used a cuttlebug background Mary Ann and cut it apart.  Spellbinders tag and lots of bling from Michaels to finish the card.  Check out the wonderful cards on the sites and enjoy the eye candy, or fruit, LOL

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, Polka Dots

The challenge on MFP is to have polka dots on your card, this paper was perfect for this.  The cute fox and pumpkin stamp are from the Sept release Autumn Glory.  I colored it with copics and added some sponged sky and grass.  Spellbinders die cuts and MS border punch on the corners. I stamped the saying from this set also and cut it out with spellbinders scalloped rectangle.  Added some bling and its done!! Check out the fantastic cards on the blog and see what's new for all. 

Matching die tutorial

Have you purchased any of the stamps with matching spellbinders dies yet. I love them but hated trying to use them. Every time I tried to do the masking thing it never worked quite right. My friend Sandy Hulsart came up with a much better way to do this in my opinion.   Step one is cut out the die cut on your paper and set it aside. Step two is line up your stamp a ma jig, I got mine at Michaels.  It has a square piece of plastic and you stamp on the shinny side. The rough side is to keep it from slipping on your paper.  I'm left handed so I do mine this way but anyway you line it up is fine.  Step 3 place your stamp on the block or use a wood mounted stamp and ink it up. 
Step 4 is place the block into the corner of the Stamp a ma jig and stamp on the piece of plastic.
Step 5 is place a piece of REMOVABLE scotch tape on the backside of the die cut and stick it down on your stamping surface, I'm using black paper just so it shows up on this.  I get my removable tape at Michaels in the tape section. 
Now I have the ornament taped down and I have the stamped image placed over it exactly where I want it. Line up the corner of the stamp a ma jig and then carefully remove the plastic.  Now place the block or stamp into that corner and press down on top of the die cut, it should stamp it perfectly. 

Now you are finished and you have a perfectly placed stamp over the top of your die cut. I know this sounds like a lot of fussing but it actually is very quick and easy.  It only takes about 2 minutes or so once you get the hang of it.  I hope this helps some of you with these new matching die cuts from Spellbinders. Just a quick note,  some of the companies use Cheery Lynn dies and they come with a clear acrylic template to use which is much easier to line up.   Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.

Joan's Garden Challenge, Nature

I made this card for the challenge over at
Joan's Garden.  We were to use Nature as a theme, several layers, glitter and one of the Around the page punches by Martha Stewart or any other punch.  This beautiful stamp set is from Heartfelt Creations Spring Birdies set and I stamped in memento black, colored with copics and then added stickles to the images. I used some pretty DP from my stash and then layered everything with black to accent it. The around the page punch is from Martha Stewart and the oval is spellbinders.  I added some feathers and prima flower and leaves to finish the card.  Be sure to check out Joan's blog, she has some fabulous ideas and things for sale. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers, exciting news!!

I'm so excited to be one of the new members of the Speedy the Cat design team for Mark's finest papers.
This wonderful moose scene is from their newest release for October and I'm giving you a sneak peek!! I colored it with copic makers.  The DT sisters are listed on the right side of my blog and please be sure to check out their gorgeous work.   I cut the ribbon border with a Cheery Lynn die and the tag and ovals are spellbinders.  I added some metallic leaves from Michaels with a large holographic gem in the center.  You can see dozens of fabulous cards on Speedy the cat TV so check it out!!!