Tuesday, January 31, 2012

FTTC 154 sketch

This pretty sketch is our challenge over on Flourishes blog.  I used this gorgeous new stamp from the
Love sweet love set
The pretty papers are from the Sweet Nothings paper pack.  These papers are gorgeous!  The pretty die cut is from Marianne designs.    I edged all the pieces with a gold pen and added some ferns, leaves and flower from Prima.  The butterfly is from a MS punch. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hearts and roses valentine

This pretty heart shaped card is for the sweethearts challenge over on Cheery Lynn Blog.   I used the backing plate that come with the heart to heart doily set.  There are the cut out dies and then solid dies for backing on the two largest hearts.   For the center heart I used the smaller size from that set and just drew around it and made my own backing plate.  I ran the top piece thru my vagabond with the 5x7 heart cuttlebug folder and using the brayer and Victorian velvet distressed in I made the Belleek background. The sentiment is from Flourishes new release.  I added some leaves and ferns from a MS punch and some pretty little roses from Prima to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the Cheery Lynn blog and join them, you may win a gift certificate for some of the gorgeous dies!!!!  I'm also adding this to the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Marianne dies

These new Marianne dies are just gorgeous!! I used the Anja Corner but forgot to "emboss" it first before I cut them and I had already pulled the die off the first corner when I realized this.  This is for the "new dies" challenge on Marianne Diva's blog.  I used the Lace Circle die for the center and added a scalloped circle die from spellbinders to stamp the image on. I colored this beautiful basket of tulips from Flourishes with copic markers and edged it with a silver pen. I'm also entering this in the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week, show us your style. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our daily bread design love recipe

Our challenge on ODBD is to use pink and white, I'm using the Belleek technique again for the background with TH victorian velvet distressed ink.  Pink silk paper and spellbinders scalloped and straight hearts for the die cuts.   The saying is from ODBD Kind Hearts collection. I added some mother of pearl peel off borders and flower and leaves from Prima. 

Just Rite For the Love

I love this new rose flower set from the  Sympathy set from Just Rite Stamps.   I used the backing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs hearts die set, it doesn't show the backing plate but it comes with this set.  I used the scalloped heart from Spellbinders to stamp my image on and colored it with copics. I added the saying and trimmed everything in a silver pen. I punched some leaves and ferns from a Martha Stewart punch to finish this card. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prayers for Rose

My wonderful sweet little old neighbor has been in the hospital and is recovering at her daughters now and I wanted to send a card to her. I used the new sympathy and prayers set from Just Rite Stamps for this card and used the Split Coast Belleek technique to make the background for this.  I know the Belleek is suppose to be more like taupe and cream but her eyesight is not as good as it use to be so I chose the tumbled glass distress ink for this instead.  I added some pearls and ribbon and the die cut is the custom die from Just Rite that matches this set of stamps and the border stamp which I chose not to use.  I colored the roses with copics, remember when you refill your copics only fill them about 1/2 to 2/3 full, I had to grab a paper towel and let mine drip because I got them too full and they were bleeding all over the place. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Center step Belleek Valentine

One of the challenges that I made this card for is the center step card challenge on Flourishes blog.   I started the card with Stardream white gold card stock, it's a gorgeous cream with gold shimmer. I inked up my Cuttlebug for the layers with Antique linen distressed ink and ran it thru the machine. This is for the Technique challenge on Split Coast which is to make a card like Belleek pottery.    This beautiful heart stamp is From the heart set from Flourishes latest release. I stamped it with Antique Linen and cut it out with the spellbinders straight heart die, they fit this image perfectly.  I edged all the layers with a Krylon 18k gold pen and then added some peel off lace and pearls along the bottom and some pretty flowers, butterflies from Michaels. The leaves and ferns are punched out of the white gold CS with a MS punch, and then I added some antique linen ink on them.    The letters are gold glitter letters from Michaels.  I'm also entering this into the Heart Challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Stampin Sisters in Christ Heart challenge

Our challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ is make a heart the focal point on our card.  I just received this gorgeous new heart from Flourishes and couldn't wait to play. The saying is part of this new set.  This beautiful Sweet nothings paper is from the 123 Create at Flourishes also and I love this whole paper pack.  I used one of the papers in the pack and stamped the gorgeous heart on it. Then I colored it with a copic maker RV34.  I used spellbinders heart die to cut it out and then added the spellbinders heart circle die under it.  The butterflies and bottom heart border are a MS punch.  Added some pearls to the butterflies to finish them.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our Daily Bread Sketch

Our challenge on Our Daily Bread Design blog is a sketch.  The saying is from each minute sayings.  I used some gorgeous adhesive backed fabric from JoAnn's for the DP.  I ran the brown panel through cuttlebug .  The die cuts are from Marianne Designs.  I used some gold peel off borders and a gold pen.  I made a double bow from satin ribbon and added some pearls to finish the card.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Valentine Box

Our challenge this week on Timeless Tuesday is to make a box.  I used Flourishes lace heart which I love and my new stamps for this month are on their way. I used some pretty paper from Michaels and lace around the edges.  The pretty heart die cut is the
Americana heart.    The pretty Victorian flourish is from Cheery Lynn Designs. I used some prima flowers and leaves on top of the flourish.  I added some heart want 2 scrap bling to finish the card. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fan Club Interactive and more

Well this card is NOTHING like I had in mind when I started it.  I looked at several of the challenges this week and decided to try and incorporate several into this card and then went looking for paper to start with.  I"m always stamping and coloring my image and then trying to find paper to go with it so I thought I would chose the paper first this time.  The map of the Earth is from Kaiser Craft Vintage Timeless 6.5x6.5.  Since I'm using my new stamps from Just Rite and their color challenge this week is beige, brown, teal and aqua I figured I may as well use those colors again.  The saying on the outside is from their sympathy set and I used the matching die cut around it.  I used copper peel off borders and some new pearls and rhinestones  from Michaels to jazz it up some.  I cut a 1.5" square and turned it on the diamond and cut the asymmetrical corners. I will add the inside of the card under my description.   This is going to these challenges  Just Rite
Dirty Dozen fan club  
Mind your manners and word play "CARE"   Cardstock, Asymmetrical, Rhinestones, Earth
 Stamping Sisters in Christ, something new  new stamps, new paper pack
The inside of the card I used a saying from the sympathy set but used the border from the Easter Blessings set just to mix it up. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs Word Play Challenge

Our word play challenge on Our Daily Bread is Winter, we were to chose at least three of the letters and use something related in our card. For the card I used The good seeds  (W)ords, with the  border stamp,  memento black (I)nk, (N)estability for ODBD custom die cut, a cuttlebug dots (E)mbossing folder.  I added some pretty flourishes by Spellbinders and green and gold ferns from a MS punch with a couple of teal prima flowers.  I colored the pearls with copic markers for the corner. I edged the die cut and DP with a gold pen and used a Sissex border punch along the left edge. 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Just Rite color challenge #2

This is another card for the pretty color challenge at Just Rite.
I just received this new gorgeous with sympathy set of clear sets.  I used a spellbinders oval to cut out the image and then used the matching JR die cut for the border.  The sentiment is stamped on a scalloped  long oval from Spellbinders and K&Co paper was used for the saying and the background.  Copics used for the flower and leaves, BG72 and I made my own lighter version of that number by mixing some refill ink and blender together. Leaves are YG63. 

Just Rite Inspiration challenge

Our challenge for the Just Rite blog  is a gorgeous picture of creams, teals, and browns.  For this card I used the gorgeous Shabby Chic labels 4 stamp set with labels 4 matching die from Spellbinders.  I stamped the image on White Gold prism paper and sponged Caribbean blue around it.    The doily die cut is French pastry from Cheery Lynn Designs and I finished the card with paper from Close to my heart and ribbon and bling from Michaels. The flowers and green leaves are prima and the gold ferns are a Martha Stewart punch on gold mirror card.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Flourishes 2012

Flourishes is having a noon time challenge for the previews to their new release.  I used their wonderful from the Desk set for this. Marianne cut and emboss folder and some ribbon. The card is actually pink, scan wants to make it red!!  Everything is done to match the milled lavender distressed ink. 

Flourishes Dragon Colors

Our challenge today at Flourishes is to use the reds, orange and pinks.  I used their darling cupcake stamp to match the cute paper from doodlebug designs.  Colored the cupcakes with copics and then used the pretty Cheery Lynn frame behind it. I took some red peel off borders to edge things and added some prima flowers and leaves.  Hop over to Flourishes and check out the new releases, they are going to be fabulous and you will want to pre-order the whole thing!!!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheery Lynn Beautiful Borders

Beautiful borders is the theme for the Cheery Lynn challenge this week.  I LOVE Cheery Lynn dies, they are made in America and they really cut well.  I used this gorgeous Heartland America heart with the background heart behind it. The ribbon border was used along the bottom with some soft yellow ribbon thru it. I added some tiny hearts from the cut out and some pretty pink heart gems to finish it.  The Be Mine is from Michaels sheets of glitter letters.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

In with the new, Out with the old

Our challenge on Our Daily Bread Design blog is to use something new and old.  I chose this new
Garden of Love die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs for my new and the saying is from Serve from ODBD for my old.  The shape of the card is scalloped cove rectangle from Cheery Lynn Designs and the stacker flower at the bottom is from CL.  The heart in the center is a scalloped heart from Spellbinders and I have the cuties flowers from CL on my wish list so I used some heart gems in the center of the flowers for now.  Have you seen those cuties and the video on how to make your own flowers, they are fabulous. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

SNTODBD51, recipe

Our daily bread design blog has a great challenge for you today.  2012, two of something, 0 of something, 1 of something and 2 of something else.  I'm using their Serve the Lord stamp set and matching die for this. I punched two borders, no sentiment, one image and one die cut, two pearls. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Beauty of Bling

I made this card for the Beauty of Bling on Flourishes blog.  This gorgeous sweet pea stamp set was perfect for this.  The cuttlebug Brocade window cut and emboss folder was used for the front panel.  The sweet pea image was stamped and colored with copic markers and attached to the back of the opening.  I added some gold pen around the inside and lots of bling from Michaels with gems.  The pretty silk ribbon bow is from Flourishes. 

Timeless Tuesday Tri Fold challenge

This pretty Tri Fold card is for the challenge on Flourishes blog.  I used the darling birds from the Snow Wonderful set and colored them with copics. I cut them out by hand and then used the matching key hole die around them and on the front of the card. I used some broken china distress ink to color the background like a sky.   I edged it all with a gold pen and added some bling with a MS fern punch and the bird was a white glittered dove and I colored it with a copic marker.  Check out the gorgeous cards from Design team on Flourishes, lots of inspiration on there.