Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, Thank you

The challenge this week at Flourishes is a thank you card.  Yesterday I watched the technique video on their blog and decided to try it.  It makes a very nice background especially for masculine cards.  I used the mix and mugs set for this card. I stamped the images and colored them with copics.  The Thank you is a copper peel off and I added some ribbon and a buckle from Flourishes.  I edged everything with a copper pen and then stamped the little sayings in Walnut stain.  Be sure to check out the video for the background it's very quick and easy. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

Shabby Tea Room, Color me Pretty

The color challenge on Shabby Tea Room is white/cream, pink, blue and add flowers and fabric.  I made this 6x6 card, some paper from my stash and distressed the edges with TH distressed inks.  I added a strip of lace that I also distressed with the tea dye ink.  I cut a pretty Swedish spring oval, distressed the edges and put a copper peel off thank you in the center and pearls around the edge.  The beautiful Victorian Romance Flourish was used in the corner.  I made the leaves from the new Flourish Leaf Strip and added some distressed inks to those also.   The butterflies are from the Exotic small set #2 and I added pearls to those.  I made the flowers from Medium Rose and Miniature Rose.   I added a gem to the center of each rose.  All of these dies may be purchased at  Cheery Lynn Designs.  Be sure to stop by the Shabby Tea Room and check out the creations, they are always gorgeous!!!!

As you graduate

Our Daily Bread Shinning Light challenge this week is a color challenge. Pink Black/grey White/cream and the challenge on Cheery Lynn is for the grad.  I chose the stamp set from ODBD As you graduate for this challenge. Stamped in memento black and added some pink copics in RV02 and RV63 to the butterflies.   I added some fine pink flower soft  and meadow flower soft to the trees to add some dimension and color. I cut the image with the scalloped cove rectangle and silver coved rectangle.   The fanciful flourish, small exotic butterfly,Victorian  fence,  I cut the size down on the fence,  grass border and rose medium flower are all from Cheery Lynn.
  Be sure to check out all the design team creations on both blogs.  They are always inspiring and beautiful.  I'm also entering this into the IC338 Charming Charlie challenge on Split Coast stampers. Here is my inspiration for this card..  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flourish Timeless Tuesday, Flowers

The challenge on Flourishes this week is flowers.  How appropriate since they make the most gorgeous flowers on the market!!!   I stamped their gorgeous calla lilies and colored them with copic markers,RV00, R81, R83, leaves were G21, BG93 and then cut them out. I used a pretty Marianne cut and emboss folder and then a Marianne border along the bottom of the card.  I edged this with a copic marker and some pretty peel off borders.  For the finishing touch I added some liquid pearls on all the dots and some of the edges.  Check out the beautiful flowers on Flourishes website and blog and then join in the fun!!!! You may win a gift certificate to the store.    My inspiration for this card comes from Leanne's blog.  She is amazing with the Marianne dies. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cheery Lynn Add a door or window

The challenge this week on Cheery Lynn Design Challenge Blog is to add a door or window.  I started with a 5x7 cream card, added some pretty soft gold embossed paper and then cut the screen door with cat.  I put some cream paper behind it and distressed the bottom half with TH distressed inks.  I added the Victorian picket fence  which I also distressed  and added the  grass border.   The leaves are from the new flourish leaf border. I made the cute little pink flowers with the Cuties #3.   I'm also entering this in the Shabby Tea Room's Garden Party challenge. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anything but square

The challenge over at JustRite is anything but a square.  I started this card using the scalloped circles from Cheery Lynn.
I added some pretty DP from my stash and it's an unusual color, it's really a purple but very greyish purple.  I added some smaller circles and then stamped the  Sympathy rose from JustRite stamps and colored it with copics, cut it out and mounted it on the top circle.  This stamp set can be purchased at Classy Cards N Such.   I added some new Cheery Lynn leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip.  This die is fantastic, you get several leaves on the same strip.  I added some lace to the bottom and a cute creatable Folklore from Marianne dies.  I added some pearls, Martha Stewart butterflies and a bow to finish this card.  I'm entering this card in the following challenges.
Marianne Design Divas     JustRite
Classy Cards N Such
Stampin Sisters in Christ.  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design sketch challenge

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is this sketch.  I chose to use the stamp set, The mighty Sea for this challenge.  I used some paper from GCD studio Ella Blue collection, added some brown and blue strips and ran the blue through the dot cuttlebug.  I took a Swedish spring oval from Cheery Lynn Designs, then I did the same die in white and cut out the center part to stamp on.  I stamped the image in Memento black and colored with copics. I added a bow and some bling pearls from Prima.  I edged all the papers in a gold pen to finish this card.  I'm also using this for the Split Coast Monthly Fan Club Challenge Life is like a box of chocolates by using the browns and beige.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Our Daily Bread Scrapbook Challenge for May

The challenge this month at Our Daily Bread is a sketch and you must use circles.   I decided this wonderful springtime background page Graphic 45 Once upon a springtime collection was perfect to show off my granddaughter in her pretty Easter dress.  I backed her picture with a some coral paper and light blue wax paper resist on glossy paper.  I added the sayings from ODBD mini tags one and three.     The coral flower is made with Cheery Lynn medium and large rose die. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Alphabet letter

Our challenge this week for Timeless Tuesday is to pick a letter from the Alphabet and use three things starting with that letter on our card. I chose the letter (F) and used the magnolia flower    from Flourishes  The pretty Victorian Romance Flourish and  Swedish Spring Oval Frame from Cheery Lynn designs.     I colored the pretty flowers with copics and outlined the die cuts with a gold pen.  The background paper is embossed with the pretty flowers. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Shabby Tea Room challenge 114

Our challenge at Shabby Tea Room was color and make a shaped card. I love the french flair by Cheery Lynn and the matching french flair doilies.  The pretty paper is Melissa Frances.  I also used CL medium and small butterflies and the little flourishes are Die-namics from
Joan's Garden.  The tag is from Spellbinders and I just added some gens to finish the card.

Bling it up

Our challenge on Cheery Lynn Designs is to bling it up!! I started this card with the coved rectangle and then the pink layer is the scalloped cove rectangle.  The pretty image with the silver metallic background and decoupage 3-D layers is from my stash and I bought it at a convention.  I used the pretty Swedish spring oval and cut it in half so I could see it at the top and bottom.  Olive branch and large and medium rose dies were used for the flower.  I added lots of pearls and gems to finish the card.  I will also be using this for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge of birds. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design Mother's day challenge

Our inspiration for the ODBD Mother's challenge was a beautiful picture with these colors.  I used their Mothers day set and cut out the flowers, colored them with copics and used a Spellbinders die cut. The pretty paper is from my stash and a silk bow for the bouquet. I cut 1.5" squares and cut them on the diamond and then dropped them into a Martha Stewart border punch to make the corners. Added some pearls to finish the cards.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Joan's Garden challenge for May

I made this for the weekly challenge on Joan's Garden.   Our challenge was: Use a Garden Theme
Use a Sentiment
Make a flower using Flower Soft or micro beads for the Stamen (center)
Use an Embossed Background  
I used a Heartfelt creation stamp and cut out the rose on a second one to pop it up. Colored with copics and distressed ink, a Cheery Lynn oval, Victorian romance corner, Medium and Small rose die with some flower soft in the center and the small exotic butterfly.  The background is a piece of DP from my stash and I ran it through the Kassie butterfly cuttlebug.  You can get all of the dies and stamp from Joan's Gardens.  
Be sure to check out the beautiful card that Selma made for this challenge and all the wonderful products from Joan. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Noon time masculine challenge

This quick easy card is for the noon time challenge for Flourishes pre-release party.  I colored it with copic markers and airbrushed the sky and water. I just added a couple of shells to decorate it.
Stamps used were guiding light,   Seaside life.   Be sure to stop over at Flourishes and check out the design team's creations. They are gorgeous!!  You can also preorder your stamp sets and they will be here in a few days.      

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Flourishes noon time challenge #1 May

Our noon time pre-release challenge today on Flourishes  is Purple!!  I used their pretty paper white stamp set.  I colored it with copics BV collection and added some pearls for the center.  The border is Cheery Lynn border carnivale,  oval is from the oval doily stacker,  I used a Marianne die for the flourishes and some prima flowers to finish the card. 

Midnight madness sketch challenge

I went a little overboard on this sketch, LOL challenge for Priscilla's Midnight Madness sketch.  My card is 5x7 and I used some pretty paper from Fabscraps High Tea collection.  I used the carnivale border along the left edge, the oval doily stackerscalloped oval for the center, small exotic butterfly,  leaf from Judy's bloom and base of the flowers are Judy's bloom also. olive branch,  Victorian flourish fanciful flourish,  Rose large and Rose medium.   I added some pearls to finish this card.  

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Shabby and Flourishes

The Shabby Tea Room and Flourishes have pretty pink challenges this week.  I started this 6x6 card with a pretty adhesive fabric background from JoAnn's. The Polynesian sail die cut with an oval behind it. I stamped the gorgeous spring bouquet from Flourishes, copics to color it and cut it out and pop dotted it over the ovals. The flourishes and leaf dies are from Marianne and all die cuts can be ordered through Joan's Garden. 
I added a gold peel off border and prima flower and bow to finish the card. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mother Nature

Our challenge on Flourishes is to make something representing Mother Nature.  Stampin Sisters in Christ is to use something natural, (feathers)  Crafty Friends Challenge and Joan's Garden are the colors and embellishments.  I started this card with a Damask background stamp and the beautiful Butterfly and Blossoms set. I colored the image with copic markers, cut it out with labels 5,  edged it with distressed ink.  The Victorian flourish  from Cheery Lynn was used for the corner, I added a feather and a pearl stick pin to accent it.  Small exotic butterfly from Cheery Lynn and gold peel off borders finished the card.  

Home Sweet Home, shades of purple

This card is for Flourishes home sweet home and Cheery Lynn shades of purple.  I'm using the hand painted vase (shown below) as my inspiration for the card.  My Mother's great aunt painted the vase around 1900.  I used the Sweet violets set and colored them with copics.  I cut the image out with a classic oval Cheery Lynn die and the Polynesian sail oval behind it.  I also used the center die cut of the Polynesian oval and cut it into 4 pieces for the corners.  The Fanciful flourish,   Olive Branch,    the leaf from Judy's Bloom. The purple flower is Cheery Lynn's Large Rose and Medium Rose dies and I colored them with the distressed ink.  I added some gems and dusty concord distressed ink to finish the card.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Butterflies

Our Flourishes timeless Tuesday challenge this week is to use butterflies on our creations. I started the card background with the Kassie butterfly cuttlebug embossing folder, then stamped the medallion motif stamp on a Marianne die cut with the saying from the that set.  The butterflies are Cheery Lynn small exotic and medium exotic die cuts.  Everything was sponged with Victorian velvet distress ink. 

Craft a scene spring flowers

Our challenge for the Craft a scene this month is spring flowers.  I used a variety of stamps for this challenge. The castle is from Beeswax, fountain and lady are Sheena Douglas, fence unknown and flowers are Heart felt creations. I used some little grass stamps and birds from Stampscapes.  All images were colored and airbrushed with copics and I added some fine flower soft for the flowers and bushes by the castle. The water in the fountain has diamond stickles on it to make it shine. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Missing in Action

I have been organizing and getting ready for our annual scenic stamping retreat this year. I will be with 20 other people using Stampscapes, Sutter, Beeswax and many other companies this week from early to late each day. Have a great week and I will post some of my scenes later this week.