Saturday, March 31, 2012

Our Daily Bread Designs, favorites

Before I get into the making of this card I want to give you the link that I got this inspiration from.  Linda's works of heart, her card is fabulous and much fancier than mine but it made me remember that I had these book dies in my stash and I forget to use them.  Our challenge this week on ODBD is pick a favorite set of their stamps and make a card with it.  Do you know how hard that was? I like them all but I have always loved this cross of Christ set and
Easter Blessings set.  I cut the dies out of white and gold mirror card, trimmed the white ones to fit inside the gold ones and gold embossed the saying and the crosses.  I used the Spellbinders cross dies to cut them out and edged them with an 18k gold pen. The fanciful flourish, olive branch  and flower and leaf are from Cheery Lynn designs.  The DP is K&Co and the pretty pale aqua card is from a Japanese linen paper. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Butterflies and embellishments

Just Rite challenge this week is soft spring and butterflies.  I used their pretty clear botanical butterflies and the cling lace borders for this card.  The background paper is from Meadow Lark and the die cuts are Cheery Lynn fanciful flourish small exotic butterflies, and for the image and backing circle I used the stacker set that cuts the flowers to different sizes. I added lots of pearls to finish the card. I'm also entering this in the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge lots of embellishments.

Father's Day Faux Silk

Our Challenge this week on Our Daily Bread is use silk or faux silk on our card.  I chose this Father's Day set with the birch background stamp behind it.  I stamped the moose and masked him and then stamped the background over him.  I colored in the moose with copic markers and framed it with the Dainty Dutch Deco Frame from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just added a bow from silk ribbon and a gem in the center to finish the card. 

Flourishes Easter challenge

I love this Easter challenge at Flourishes this week and this new  He is risen stamp is perfect for this.  They also have a video on the blog this week for coloring with copic markers and it's fabulous!!!  For the card I cut a 5x7 green base, added the yellow layer run through the Kassie cuttlebug folder.  The pretty Polynesian oval is from Cheery Lynn. I also used the leaf from Judy's Bloom and the olive branch from Cheery Lynn.  The center oval is from Spellbinders, I cut some corners with a punch and added lots of pearls to finish the card.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just Rite soft colors and butterflies

Our challenge this time on Just Rite is to use spring colors and butterflies.  I love this beautiful Sympathy Rose set, this flower can be used for anything.  I used a spellbinders beaded oval   with a straight oval for the image.  I cut 1.25 in square and then cut it on the diamond and dropped it into the Martha Stewart punch for the corners.  The pretty pink border is a strip from MS also and I colored it with a copic marker and added pearls down the center.  Paper is from Prima meadow lark collection.  I punched two butterflies from a MS punch and added the pearls.    

Things with Wings

Things with Wings is our challenge this week on the Cheery Lynn Blog.
I used their French Flair dies for this card.  The card base is made from The French Flair, then I used the French Flair stitch plate for the stitching around the edge, the light green layer is the French flair and the DP layer is the French Flair doily stacker.
I used the gorgeous Med Exotic butterfly with the matching angel wing.   Fanciful flourish, olive branches    Judy's Blooms, Cuties 1 were used to make the flower and leaves.  I added a few pearls for the butterfly center. 

Casing Selma!!

Do you know about Selma's blog?  It's fabulous and she is one of the queens of Marianne Dies.  I made this card for the challenge on Classy Cards N Such, the butterfly on the front is Cheery Lynn die with the angel wing behind it.  Some of their dies have solid ones for backing them. All other dies are Marianne, I tried to CASE Selma's card today, LOL  it was fun but I had challenges with it.  I didn't have the exact same dies so I improvised on a few things.  This is also using the Technique challenge on SCS for Patina.  I cut the edges on the back piece and then cut the pretty circle and ran it through on a cuttlebug folder. Then I applied some inks and versamark and embossing powder to get the patina look.  I added some peel off borders, a bow dyed with the same inks and flower to finish the card.  Selma has a step by step tutorial on her blog to help you make this card. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Moon light escapades

I needed a masculine card today so I used my new Sutter stamps and some Stampscapes for this cute scene.  I stamped the right side rocks first and masked them and stamped the little boy over them. I stamped the mountains and then the sheep on top. I stamped the grassy area last, colored everything with copics except the sky which is done with distressed ink.  I added some layers for the split coast sketch challenge this week and some bling to finish it. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Sketch 161

This beautiful sketch is the challenge this week at Flourishes.
I used their beautiful Cherry Blossoms for this card, with the saying from Around the Arbor.      I used some pretty silver glittered card stock for the background and added silver to pen around the images.  The ribbon and bow are from my stash and I added lots of pearls to finish the card.
Die cut for the Cherry Blossoms is an inverted scalloped oval from Cheery Lynn
Saying is from Spellbinders

Springtime challenges

This cute card is for several of the springtime or Easter challenges.  Cheery Lynn is Easter, Joan's Garden is Easter and Stampin Sisters in Christ.
The Split Coast challenge is to crop your image.
I watched the video on Amazing paper grace on making the card 5x7 vertically and tried it for this card.  I cut some pretty embossed and shimmery K&Co  paper for the background and it has turquoise and green with tiny little purple flowers on it.  I cut my image from Fred She Said with Spellbinders label and then backed it with the Cheery Lynn Polynesian sail oval.  The center of the die has a gorgeous circle doily and I cut it up for the corners.  I colored the image with copics and sponged around the die cut.  I added some Cheery Lynn olive leaves and prima flowers with a Cheery Lynn butterfly  and pearls to  finish the card.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Joan's Garden Easter time

This pretty card is for the challenge on Joan's Garden which is Easter!  I used some pretty DP from DCWV for the background and added a Marianne Design embossing folder.  The cute basket of eggs and flowers is from Signs of Spring by Flourishes.
I colored the image with copics and sponged some TH tumbled glass around the edges.  The fence and grass dies are from Cherry Lynn Designs and I added some leaf flourishes from an EK punch and cut some flowers from ribbon.  The cute little bunny is a glittered one form Michaels and I stuck some baby's breath behind it.  Pretty peel off borders finished the card.  All die cuts are available from Joan's Garden.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Flourishes Front and Back challenge

The noon time challenge today is front and back over at Flourishes.   We were to use the same stamp to make our background that we used as the focal point.  I used the butterflies and blossom set.
I colored them all in with copic markers and added some bling to the centers.  I made a triple bow and added some MS ferns to finish the card.

Easter Blessings

This cute little note card is for the Spring or Easter challenge on  Marianne Diva's.  The shape of the card and blue center die are from Marianne.  The little white die with Easter Blessings is the inverted scalloped circle from Spellbinders.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and ferns and the bunnies.  Prima flower to finish the card.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Black, White and one other Just Rite

The challenge is black/white and one other color.  Needless to say I chose purple and lots of it!!!  This beautiful new Just Rite Easter blessings stamp set was stamped in versamark on black paper and embossed with white sparkle.  I used iridescent H2O's to color it.  I cut it out with the matching die.  I also used a border punch from Martha Stewart and ran black ribbon through it.  The top die cuts are Marianne's Anja corners and I embossed them first and then cut.  I added a purple silk bow with a pearl in the center and some prima flowers with Martha Stewart leaf and fern punches.  Be sure to check out all the beautiful cards and creations on the Just Rite blog. 

Flourishes Noon time challenge, Round card

Our challenge today for the pre-release from Flourishes is to make a round card.  I used their beautiful Love sweet love set for this card.  I colored the image with copic markers, then used a classic circle  and scalloped circles from Cheery Lynn for the die cuts.  The fanciful flourish was cut and added with an olive branch and pin branch.  I added some pretty pink flower and baby's breath from Michaels and pretty silk bow from the Really Reasonable Ribbon company. 

Flourishes lace and scallops

Flourishes challenge this week for the Timeless Tuesday is lace and scallops.  I made his 5x7 cards with a Bazzil yellow base, peach colored layer run through the Kassie butterfly cuttlebug folder.  Then I added a peel off scalloped lace border to the top and bottom.  This lace will be available at Flourishes later.  I used the He is Risen stamp set and colored it with copics.  I added the Celtic oval frame around the image.I added the Stack flower #5 and cut it out several times with some scraps of designer papers.  I added the Fanciful Flourish and Olive branches for decoration around the oval.  I popped a cute Exotic butterfly with some pearls to finish the card.  All die cuts are from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I'm using this card for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge and the Flourish challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.   

Monday, March 12, 2012

Light and Dark, Stampin Sisters in Christ

The challenge this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ is Light and Dark.  I chose Black and White for  mine.  I used a 5x7 cuttlebug folder Madison for the background and inked up the top side with Marvy Black ink before I ran it through the Vagabond. The image and die cut are from the Cast all your cares from Just Rite and it matches the labels 16 nestie.   I added the Celtic oval frame and used the flourishes in the center also from Cheery Lynn.  I also used Olive leaves and Fanciful flourish and added some stickles to the leaves.  I added a black and white prima fabric flower and colored a pearl with a black copic marker.  I added a Martha Stewart butterfly with black pearls down the center.,  I finished the card with a black holographic border.  I'm also entering this card in the Cheery Lynn add a flourish challenge.  

A cool breeze challenge

The challenge on Split Coast is using some fans as inspiration.  The fan die is from Sissex and I used some gorgeous taupe paper with gold threads in it.  The leaves are from Cheery Lynn Olive branches and the larger leaf flourish is the center of the Victoria Garden Frame.  The BG paper is from my stash and no package so I don't know the name.  I added some prima flowers and a silk bow and some filler from Michaels.  I used a gold pen to edge the paper and fan. 

Round box and flourish challenges

Our challenge this week on Joan's Garden is a round box.  I covered the box with DCW French country stack papers.  I took the Anastasia border and cut three of them to finish the top of the bottom of the box. I added a little of the victorian velvet distressed ink to the edge of the border.  For the top I used a coordinating piece of paper and a strip of plain around the edge.  I taped ribbon around it and added a double line of pearls.  The top (see below) I used a prima flower over the beautiful Nautical Wheeler doily from Cheery Lynn Designs and started layering flourishes and leaves around the flower. I cut several fanciful flourishes and then cut them up to fit around the flower. I used pine branches and  olive branches to accent the flower.  I added some pearls and flowers from Michaels to finish the top.  You can get these die cuts from Joan's Garden as well as Cheery Lynn.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Our Daily Bread Scripture challenge

Our challenge this week on ODBD is Aqua or Topaz and to use a scripture as the focal point.  I'm using this pretty sentiment and border from Eternity
I love this beautiful corner Daffodil stamp from ODBD also and it's so much fun to color with copics.   I started this 6x6 card with Aqua CS and then added a pretty piece of DP that I got at JoAnn's.  The daffodil and saying and border were stamped on white and colored with copics.  I added a prima flower, some ribbon and bow at the top, the flourish and leaves are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The large leaf flourish is the center portion of the Victoria Garden frame.
The leaves are the olive branches and I added some pretty silk flowers to finish the card.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just Rite black, white and one other

Our challenge this week at Just Rite is black, white and one other color.  Now that Just Rite has some cling and clear stamps I am increasing my supply of their stamps and this vine background stamp is becoming one of my favorites.  I stamped it in black on white shimmer paper and added a splash of color to the edges and edged the white card in pink also.  I used the elegant frame set that is compatible with labels 10 for the sentiment.  I added some ribbon, peel off black borders and a double bow with gems to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards on the blog and get inspired to join in the fun!!!

Classy cards sketch

This pretty sketch is from Classy Cards N Such.
I cut a 5" square card and then used the the pretty scalloped french flair die from Cheery Lynn.  I layered a piece of DP cut with scalloped coved rectangle from Cheery Lynn, then the  I just cut a rectangle to stamp the saying on from Just Rite's sympathy set.  I added some silver pen around the edges and some prima flowers and leaves.    Stop over to Classy Cards N Such blog and see the beautiful creations from the Design Team. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Release week challenge for Flourishes

This gorgeous Sweet Pea stamp set is from Flourishes I love this set and they are so much fun to color.  I used a lavender card, green background with a 5x7 cuttlebug folder and then I cut borders with a Martha Stewart punch.  The image is surrounded by a labels 15 and a silver pen edges it.  I tied a triple bow and added some gems to finish the card.    Stay tuned to Flourishes for their release week and sneak peeks starting next week.  Our inspiration for this week was this picture:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cheery Lynn Doily challenge with Calla Lilies

This pretty frame is the Victoria Garden Doily Frame from Cheery Lynn.  This is a 5x7 card with printed vellum for the background. I cut the frame from white CS and added a piece of white behind it. I sponged spun sugar and peeled paint around the frame for some depth.  The flourish leaves are the center of the frame die cut. I used olive leaves and pine branches and sponged the peeled paint and crushed olive on all the leaves and added some glitter to some of them.  The gorgeous Calla Lily stamp set is from Flourishes    I embossed in gold and used H2O's to color them.  I made this for their spring challenge also.  I added a double bow and a MS butterfly with some gems to finish the card.  This also fits with the Best Buds challenge on Split Coast. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Flourishes Springtime challenge

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge is spring or autumn.  I chose spring with their new gorgeous calla lily set.  I gold embossed this image and used H2O's to color it. I used a labels 5 from Spellbinders to cut out the image and then the pretty Polynesian sails oval and in the center of that beautiful die is a doily circle. I cut the doily in half each direction to make the corners.  The flourishes through the center are the ends of beautiful lace rose flourish.   I cut several sets of the olive branches for the bottom under the bow.  I made a triple bow and colored a couple of pearls to match the flowers, added some gold beads to the corner to finish the card. I'm also entering this in the Cheery Lynn doily challenge. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Flourishes Bring Back the Beautiful

Flourishes Bring Back the Beautiful challenge this month is Spring or Autumn.  I chose spring with their gorgeous new He is Risen set.  I started with a 5.5" square card and then used a Martha Stewart around the page punch for the green layer.  I cut a square and used the pretty new Marianne Anja corner emboss and cut die.  Spellbinders label for the image and I stamped it and colored it with copics and then stamp a couple of the single lilies and popped them up.  Some pearls, a bow, and a MS butterfly finished the card. 

Midnight Madness sketch

This pretty sketch is from Priscilla's Midnight Madness blog.  I just cut the layers and edged everything with a silver pen, the French flair scalloped die cut on the front is from Cheery Lynn, as well as the olive branches and pine branches.  The cute glittered circles are from Michaels and they come in lots of colors.  The saying is an old Hero Arts stamp and I added a bow to finish the card. 

Doily challenge, and many more

Our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn is to use doilies!!  I took this challenge very seriously, I started by cutting the French Pastry doily and using the Canadian Kaleidoscope and cutting it apart to make the oval on the top and bottom behind the French Pastry.  I then cut a standard circle from Cheery Lynn, laid it over the ribbon and stamped this pretty circle with a butterfly in the center from Botanical butterflies from  Classy Cards I cut an Exotic butterfly medium #2 and #3.    The butterfly #3 fit perfectly over the butterfly on the image. I added some gems to finish the butterflies.  The corners are the inside doily die that is part of the Polynesian Sails Oval and I cut it apart to make the corners.  The Fanciful flourish frames the doily and I added some prima flowers and a pearl stick pin.  Have you seen the beautiful flower dies from Cheery Lynn, they are next on my wish list, you can make gorgeous matching flowers with these dies!! Check them out!
I will be adding this to the following challenges
Just Rite
Classy Cards N Such
Joan's Garden
Cheery Lynn
Best Buds, SCS
Stampin Sisters in Christ

Thinking of you with Cheery Lynn Doilies

The challenge this week on Cheery Lynn is using doilies, I love these french flair dies and the french flair doilies.  I started the 6x6 card with the classic french flair die, then I used the gorgeous french flair doily and cut it to make the borders. I trimmed those at the top with some pretty ribbon and topped them with the gorgeous oval doily stacker.  The top butterfly is the exotic butterfly #3 large and bottom one is the pretty exotic butterfly medium.  I trimmed everything in a gold pen and added it to the centers of the butterflies also. All of the layers have vintage photo distressed ink sponged around the edges.  I used a peel off saying for this card.  This is also for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge, Things with Wings!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Classy Cards N Such

I just found this wonderful blog called Classy Cards N Such.  I love the challenges on here and this week's is flowers on your cards.  This card is made with the pretty rose from Just Rite's sympathy set, I just love this flower.  I colored it with copics, cut it out and then colored and cut two extra roses to pop up on the image.  I took a 6x12 piece of cardstock, scored at 2, 4, 8, 10 to make this card.  The pretty paper is from Fab Scraps, High Tea collection, gorgeous florals and matching papers, this can be purchased at Joan's garden.   I cut pieces for the borders and the inside and edged them with a gold pen.  I used Cheery Lynn dies for this card,
Border Carnivale
French Flair doily
Classic French Flair
French Flair Scalloped

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stamped Flower challenge

Our Daily Bread Stamped flower challenge inspired this card.  I started with a 6x6 white card, used a piece of floral background paper from K&Co Julianne pad, then I took 3 pieces from that booklet and backed them with a white border. I outlined all the papers in gold pen.  The sentiment panel is Cheery Lynn's scalloped french flair die cut. I stamped the small
sweet William stamp on it lightly and then the saying over the top both in weathered wood distressed ink.  The beautiful flower is Sweet William small set, stamped 6 of the medium one and one small one for the center, all cut with the two smallest matching die cuts all from Our Daily Bread Design.  The leaves are olive branches and leaf set.  I added some bling to finish the card. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Just Rite Happy Birthday

This beautiful rose stamp is from Just Rite's Sympathy set, the cute Birthday wishes is from the Topsy turvy cake set,  and I'm using this for their Happy Birthday challenge and Cheery Lynn's lots of layers challenge. 
This card is made with the gorgeous French flair scalloped die set, then I layered the classic French flair and mixed those together.  I colored the flowers with copic markers in the BV colors and sponged Marvy violet around the edges.  I edged all the layers with an 18k gold pen and then added the bow and leaves and flowers and the cute little gem butterflies to finish the card.  The cuties and flowers from Cheery Lynn are on my wish list and I can't wait to get some so I can make my own flowers to match!!  I also am entering this into the Split Coast "best buds" interactive challenge this month, and Classy Cards N Such. 


Countryside is the challenge on Flourishes this week.  I started the card with a French Flair scalloped die from Cheery Lynn. The oval is a spellbinder label 10, Parisian accents for the corners.  The stamp set is Swan Lake from Flourishes and I colored it with copics and the sky is weathered wood distressed ink. I added some pretty flower soft to the little flowers to give it dimension.  This card is also for Joan's Garden challenge this week, corner embellishments, green and blue and flowers and an oval.