Monday, December 30, 2013

Thank you for Cheery Lynn

I made this thank you card for the challenge at Cheery Lynn.  I started with a 5x7 card, used the Dutch Doily Frame, and behind it the French lattice die.  The border is the Carnival Border.  I used the Rose leaf stripFlourish leaf strip and  Fanciful flourish with the Sweet William flower strip.  The peel off saying is on the Sentiment frame #2 set.  I added some pearls to finish this card.  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our Daily Bread and Split Coast case Beate

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is anything goes and on Split Coast it's case Beate.  This is a 5x7 card and I turned it landscape to fit the image.  The image is from the Missing you set from ODBD.  I colored it with copics.   The spellbinders dies are Elegant labels 4 and labels 4.  The flower and leaves are from Cheery Lynn. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Flourishes Vellum and Marianne Designs anything goes

I made this pretty white and silver and pink card for the challenges at Flourishes (vellum) and anything goes for the Marianne Designs.  This is a 5x5 card, I used the old fashioned florals stamp set from Flourishes. I stamped them on vellum and used a very small spellbinders scalloped oval to cut them out and colored them with distressed inks in Victorian velvet and mowed lawn. I added a pink gem to the center of the main flower.  The fan is Marianne fancy fan #1 and the bottom piece is Anja decorative edge and the scalloped shape behind the fans is from the Marianne  but I can't find the name of it.  You can get the Marianne dies from Sweet Stamps and she can order any of them for you.     

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sister's birthday card

I made this for my sisters birthday today.  I used a spellbinders border and then the leaves and flowers are Cheery Lynn.  She loves bling so I added some bling from Michaels.  The saying is a silver peel off.   I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!! Merry Christmas. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cheery Lynn Guest Designer!!

I have the honor today to be Cheery Lynns guest Designer.  This is a 5x7 card base, I added the beautiful snowflake mesh border die along the left edge in copper paper.  Then I used the  holly leaf strip and Poinsettia strip for the flower.  The beautiful mini flourish right is cut from copper mirror card so it shimmers.  To finish this card I used the pretty holly corner.   The image is a Thomas Kinkade stamp from  Cornish Heritage Farms.  I stamped it in Vintage Photo Distress Ink after I re-inked the pad. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fancy Fold with Stampscapes

I made this fancy fold card and then decided to use an ornament stamped with winter Stampscapes stamps. I colored it with copics and added some snow. 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pion Christmas

I made this pretty Christmas card using an image from the Pion Paper.   The die cut is a Go Create Die and I think it was a large #7 die.    I added some Martha Stewart ferns in greens and gold and a peel off saying with a pretty brown silk bow.  I added some glue and glitter for some snow on the trees. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room Terrific Tags

I used this pretty download to make this tag.  The die cuts are all spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles, the fence is from Our Daily Bread Design and the ferns are a Martha Stewart Punch. The flower is a prima flower from Michaels.  I tied the silk ribbon from Really reasonable ribbon at the top.  The background is a cuttlebug 5x7 embossing folder. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Our Daily Bread Design 3 circles

Our Daily Bread Design challenge is to use circles or squares. I used the new circle ornament bundle and matching die for this center easel card.  I embossed three of the large ones in gold and then used the different size dies to cut them out. The center sentiment is also from ODBD Christmas blessings and I used the ODBD die for it as well.  The side dies are a Marianne die.  The leaves and poinsettia are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I added a few pearls to finish the card.   

Friday, November 29, 2013

Cheery Lynn Nontraditional colors

The challenge on Cheery Lynn this week is to use nontraditional colors for a holiday card.  I love this Lace Peace frame.  I cut it out of glittered card stock and backed it with a holographic paper.  I added the holly leaves and poinsettia to finish this card.  All dies can be purchased at Cheery Lynn.     

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cheery Lynn Tag you're it!

The challenge at Cheery Lynn this week is to make a tag.  I started this tag with the Cove silver stacker rectangles.   I layered that with the scalloped cove rectangles in a pretty gold paper.   I added a pretty snowflake 2 up in the corner with a gem in the center.  The Christmas candlelight was added next with lots of holly leaves,   the leaf flourish, and the poinsettia strip.   I know this looks really flat and that is because Microsoft hasn't fixed the problem with all the Sony products yet and I can't use my camera to take a picture, I had to scan it instead. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Flourishes grab a cup

I made this pretty colored card for the grab a cup challenge at Flourishes.  I used their coffee with friends stamp set but unfortunately I think it is discontinued.  I emboss the cups in gold and colored two of them with copic markers. I used Spellbinders rectangles for the shapes and stamped the sentiment with walnut distressed ink. I added gold borders and ribbon and flowers to finish the card.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 246 sketch

Wow after many hours and frustration I found out that the new windows 8,.1 is NOT compatible with Sony cyber shot cameras, isn't that nice.   I hope they send a fix through soon for this.  I did however get this scanned on my printer so I could participate in the sketch challenge at Flourishes.   I started this 5x7 card with a green card stock, then added a square of deep red and the ribbon along the side. The pretty die cut is the Adorning squares by Spellbinders.  This pretty image is from Flourishes Holiday Topiaries collection.  I colored it with copics and added stickles to the dove for some sparkle.  I used the Season's greetings from this set also and added a pretty poinsettia from Cheery Lynn dies. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Birthday Christine

Christine with Flourishes is having a birthday this week!!!  I made this pretty card using Flourishes Dahlia set and fussy cut it out.  I colored it with copics in V series, V15, V12 and V01 for the flowers, Y06 for the center of the flowers and YG 63 &67 for the leaves with a little of the Y06 on the ends.  The fan is a Sissex die and then I ran it through a cuttlebug folder and sanded it to bring out the design. The paper for the fan is Shimmer Sheetz Mylar.  I added some Cheery Lynn dies around the flower and leaves, mini fanciful flourishes, rose leaf strip and the shape is Cheery Lynn's French Flair.  I used the oval inside from Flourishes
perfectly pierced oval and added a peel off saying. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pink and White Roman Romance

I was playing some more with the shimmer sheets today and the Roman Romance embossing folder by Spellbinders. The embossed card front is on shimmery vellum and then I rubbed over it with ink.  The bow was made from shimmer sheets and it doesn't have white spots on it in real life, I think it must be the lighting.  The bow is a tutorial on Becca's Amazing paper grace blog and they are fun to do.  I added a Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish and some glittery pearls. This gorgeous folder and shimmer sheets can be found at Joan's Garden.   

Shimmer Sheets

I was playing with my new shimmer sheets from Joan's Garden.  I ran the Cheery Lynn lace tree die through the vagabond and it didn't cut all the way through but that was ok, I just cut a shimmer vellum and layer it. I hand cut around the outside of the metal tree and kept all the pieces intact for the backing tree.   The min Sophia heart doily behind and added some wreath strip flourishes and ready made poinsettia and gold peel off border and corners to finish the card. 

Vintage Christmas

The Challenge on Cheery Lynn this week is Vintage. The card is 5x7 with the white silk paper cut 4.75x6.75 inches and trimmed in gold pen.  I ran the white silk  paper through with the poinsettia background plate and used tea dye distressed ink around the edge also.  I used the lace Christmas tree and distressed it over the angel wing in green. I edged the tree in gold pen also.   The top border is lace deco lights and I added some gems to bling it up.  I used the mini fanciful flourish and holly leaves in green and gold with a few wreath strips around the leaves.  The poinsettia is an old one from my stash and I can't wait to get the poinsettia strip from Cheery Lynn, it's much prettier.  I added some bling to finish the card. 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Christmas in pink and white

The challenge this week on Joan's Garden is to use pink and white, flowers, and flourishes.  I used the image from Flourishes Colored it with Copics and the three die cuts in the background and around the image are Marianne dies. The center oval is a spellbinder. The pretty mini fanciful flourishes are from Cheery Lynn. I'm also entering this for the Christmas challenge at Marianne Design Divas.   I just added a silk bow and prima flower to finish the card.  The Marianne dies and Cheery Lynn can be ordered from Joan's Garden.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our Daily Bread Fall Leaves

I made this cute card for the  fall leaves challenge at Our Daily Bread Design. I LOVE their new stamps and matching dies, they have a different way of lining them up and it's so easy to use the dies with the red rubber stamps now. I used the new flower and pumpkin bundle and  I colored it with copics and used the ODBD nested oval die to back the pumpkin and trimmed it in a gold pen.  Spellbinders embossing folder and leaves and border from my stash. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Flourishes Lace and Pearls

This burgundy and silver card is for the Lace and Pearls challenge at Flourishes.    I stamped the Passion Flower and colored it with copics.  Used Spellbinders Labels 4, Enchanted labels 25 for the image and then I cut the corners with a Martha Stewart punch. I added some pink lace over pink silk ribbon from Flourishes and the embossed folder is a Spellbinders.        

Monday, October 7, 2013

World card making day at Our Daily Bread Design

I made this for the world card making day at  Our Daily Bread Design.  I used their gorgeous Large Ornament with the matching spellbinders die.  I stamped the ornament twice, once on the red and then on white and colored it with copics and cut out the poinsettia and popped it up, added some yellow gems to the center and colored in the holly leaves with a spica pen and added some tiny red gems to the holly.  The border is a Spellbinders majestic labels 25 and the bow is from Cheery Lynn.  I edged the ornament with a gold pen and gold peel off borders around the card.  Card size is 5x7. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Christmas with a twist, No red or green

I made this pretty scene for the challenge at Flourishes, no red or green colors.   I used their gorgeous
 Forest of trees set for this scene.  I started with a 6x6.5 piece of glossy paper and used Mary inks and a stylus to color it.  I punched a circle for the moon and used a spellbinder die to stamp the saying on. 

Flourishes Paper Piecing

This is made for the paper piecing at Flourishes. 
I stamped their Vintage Postcard stamp three times and colored it with copics.  I cut out the oval in the center, popped it with pop dots and colored it and added all the snow and glitter, then I colored and cut out the trees and popped them as well. The holly leaves on the corner are from Cheery Lynn and the die cut behind is Spellbinders Enchanted labels 28.  I added some pearl bling to finish the card.    

Friday, September 27, 2013

Our Daily Bread Design, anything goes

Anything goes at Our Daily Bread Design this week.   I made a 5x7 landscape card and used the pretty Spellbinder label 11 and Exquisite labels 11.  The beautiful poinsettia and matching die are from ODBD and I colored it with copics. I popped it up on the front and finished the card with some bling and ribbon. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room, The Splendor of Fall

I made this cute Crafty Secrets card for the challenge on The Shabby Tea Room.   I started with a 6x6 card, cut the soft beige layer 5.5 square and ran it through the cuttlebug 6 inch square dots folder. I used some brown satin ribbon on the corners. The Spellbinders label 17 was used for the image and back layer.  I edge those in gold also.  Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish was used on the corner with the Chrysanthemum strip for the dark red flower.  I added some Petaloo leaves and a gold gem to center of the flower.     

Monday, September 16, 2013

Things with Wings for Cheery Lynn

Things with wings is the challenge on  Cheery Lynn this week.   This is a 6x6 card, I used the silver stackers circle for the gold base and then made a frame from the smaller ones.  I cut lots of the holly leaves border from glossy paper that I used the alcohol technique on the paper.  I added some wreath strip in between the leaves.  The pretty butterflies are from the small and medium exotic butterfly collections.  The bow is from wreath and bow set.    

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Make a Good Impression

Make a good impression is the challenge on Flourishes.  This is a 5x7 card, the gold mirror card was embossed with a holly folder, the pretty Gold Majesty Circles were used for the center dies and I embossed them and cut them out and then sponged some plum ink on them. The image poinsettia and pine stamp was embossed with gold and H2O's to color it.  I added some spellbinders corners which were embossed and cut out and sponged also.  I added a bow to finish the card. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Flourishes Shaped Card

The Sept prerelease challenge on Flourishes is a shaped card or 3-D object.  I chose the gorgeous Autumn Blossoms stamp set and colored it with copics in fall colors.  All of the dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  

Bouquet of Happy Wishes

I found this beautiful paper on Pinterest and hand cut it out. I backed it with Enchanted Labels 28 and used the Labels 28 for the saying.  I added lots of bling with pretty pre-made flowers, pearls and leaves from Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  The lace is from Flourishes. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

One layer including dies

Well I'm not sure why anyone would want a one layer card but that is the challenge and it's hard!!!! Our Daily Bread Design challenged us to no extra layers this week.  We could do one layer on top of the card including any dies.  I chose their sweet Precious Boy stamp set and stamped it in Memento rich cocoa.  Tea Dye distressed ink for the edges and a 6x6 cuttlebug folder for the embossing. i just added a few gems to finish the card.   

Double the ribbon

I made this pretty Dahlia card for Flourishes Double the Ribbon challenge. I stamped the image on cryogen white paper with memento black ink and colored it with copics.   The card is 5x7 and the die cuts for the three layers are from Flourishes Enchanted Labels and Labels 28. The pretty little pink side pieces are Marianne dies,  The mini fanciful flourish is from Cheery Lynn, there are right and left in this die cut. The two ribbons are the bow and the light lavender piece around the center, silk ribbons from Flourishes.   I'm also entering this in the challenge on The Shabby Tea Room's Sweet Summertime challenge.    

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Distressed for Flourishes

I made this distressed card for the challenge on Flourishes. 
I used their new stamp set Garden Fairies and colored it with copics. I used a lot of Tea Dye distressed ink around the edges.  The die cut is from Flourishes Taylor Made Classic Keyhole.  I used several Spellbinders, Joy Craft and Cheery Lynn dies for this card and MS butterfly punch.  Finished the card with gold peel off borders.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room, Tea Party Picnic

The Challenge on The Shabby Tea Room is to use these colors and have a tea or picnic theme. I'm using  Me and Carrie Lou Stamps with a pretty adhesive fabric background from Micheal's and I colored the ribbon with copic re-inker. I used the tiny doily from Cheery Lynn and cut it into 4 pieces for the corners. Added some pretty peel off borders and flowers, leaves and stickles to finish the card. 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Our Daily Bread Sketch

I made this for the Our Daily Bread Design sketch challenge this week.  I used the sewn with love sentiment and the spool and tape image.  I backed this with a Cheery Lynn Dutch scalloped square doily and the center piece is a scalloped square by Spellbinders and I ran it through the cuttlebug borders. I used some matching pearls and outlined everything with a silver pen. 

Flourishes Dainty Doilies

The challenge on Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is Dainty Doilies.   I used their Spring Bouquet stamp set and colored it with Copics.  I mounted that on a Spellbinders circle and trimmed it with pearls. Then I mounted that circle on Parisian Accents Spellbinders and a Cheery Lynn  French Pastry doily which I backed with a French Flair doily stacker.  I added some gems to this layer to finish the card.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flourishes, Autumn Colors

Flourishes challenge this week is Autumn Colors.  I stamped the pretty Zinnia and colored the image with copics.  I used spellbinders label 26 for the image and backing and a Marianne Anja square for the green layers. All of the layers were edged in gold pen and the green layer was run through a cuttlebug dots folder.  The pretty corners are Marianne ivy corners and I dabbed some green and copper ink on them.

The Shabby Tea Room Vegetable Garden

I made this for the challenge on The Shabby Tea Room.  I used Our Daily Bread Design stamps and colored with Copic markers.  I added some distress antique linen ink to the image and cut out the little pumpkin.  The background is a cuttlebug and same ink over the raised part of the paper. I added some leaves and gold borders to finish this card. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Things with Wings

I made this for the Things with Wings challenge at Just Rite.  I used the beautiful Iris Vintage Labels 4 with matching die for this card and spellbinders dies for the corners and backing.  I colored the image with copics and added the pretty spellbinder butterfly after I ran the paper through the cuttlebug. Some gems finished the card. 

Flourishes color challenge for August

The color challenge on Flourishes is Teal, Rust and a Neutral. I used their gorgeous Autumn Blossom stamp set and colored it with copics in teal and rust and green.   This card is 5x7 and I used Radiant Rectangles for the dies. I added a bow that I colored with the copic marker BG72 to match the flowers and added some pearls to finish the card.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Our Daily Bread Design Dahlia

I used this pretty Dahlia stamp for the sketch challenge at Our Daily Bread Design this week.   I colored it with copics and then stamped another one and colored it and cut it out so it's 3-D.  The butterflies are Cheery Lynn small exotic butterflies and the circles are Spellbinders scalloped circles.  I used some pretty papers and a cuttlebug for the background. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Flourishes case and backgrounds

There are some fun challenges on Flourishes this month. I used Butterflies and Blossoms stamp set and colored it with copics. The designer focus is on Makiko Jones and I chose one of her cards to case. The Timeless Tuesday challenge is to make your own background using stamps and I used the same stamp set for the background. I added a border made by a Martha Stewart punch and some ribbon. The sentiment is stamped on the center piece of elegant labels 4 dies by Spellbinders. I stamped and colored an extra butterfly and cut it out and popped it on the top.     

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Just Rite color challenge

After seeing Linda's Work I decided to try and case her idea for pretty pastel challenge on Just Rite Stampers.    I loved how she combined these dies.  I used the gorgeous Irises vintage label 4 stamps with the matching die from Just Rite stamps, colored them with copics and outlined it with a gold pen.  The beautiful spellbinders elegant labels 4 blends right in with the custom die set.  Be sue o check out the challenge on Just Rite and see all the beautiful DT cards.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Our Daily Bread Design, Fluttering or Flying

I made this card for the Shining Light challenge on Our Daily Bread Design.   I used the new stamp set and matching die from  Bird Cage and Banner Bundle.   I added some pretty paper background and a Cheery Lynn carnival border, mini fanciful flourish and a Marianne corner.  The butterflies are a MS punch and Cheery Lynn small exotic.  I added some gems, pearls and stickles to finish the card.

Flourishes Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

This was a fun challenge on Flourishes blog for the week. I used Tosha's card for an example and changed quite a bit of it.  The oval that I stamped the image on is a spellbinders, oval behind that is spellbinders gold label 4 and the two dies behind that are both Marianne dies.  The image is Flourishes new Garden Fairies and I colored it with copics and used some stickles for the wings and flower.  I added a gold holographic peel off border and MS fern punch and prima flowers to finish the card.     

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Flourishes Christmas with a catch

Christmas with a catch is the challenge on Flourishes.    The challenge is to make a Christmas card that can be mailed easily. I do have some 3-D embellishments on this card but it still can be mailed in a regular envelope. I used the pretty poinsettia and pine stamp set, colored it with copic markers. The yellow background is a 6x6 embossing folder.  I stamped the poinsettia on a pretty die cut, no idea what company,  and backed that with a Joy Craft die. Added some embellishments to finish the card. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Flourishes casing Heather

The challenge at Flourishes for their 6th birthday is to case one of Heathers cards.  I changed it around a little and used the passion flower stamp set.  I used Spellbinders ovals and gold ovals for the die cuts and I think the tag is from Cheery Lynn.  I added some pretty gold borders and ribbon and made the butterfly from the Cherry Lynn exotic butterflies small set.  Be sure to check out all of the challenges on Flourishes for a chance to win some great prizes. 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas in July at Flourishes

I made this card for the Christmas challenge on Flourishes.  I still love this holly and dove stamp set from Flourishes and have used it so many times. I used Spellbinders label 4 for the image and saying and the center of the Marianne Anja's Vintage Frame for the edges. The flourishes are Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourishes. Some pretty prima flowers and pearl rope finished the card.  The borders are a gold holographic peel off. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pearls, Lace and Flowers

I just received my new Dahlia stamp set from Flourishes and wanted to play today. I made this card for The Shabby Tea Room Challenge.  I stamped the image on a spellbinders oval circle with a Marianne and Joy die behind it.  The flower is from Heartfelt Creations and the butterfly and flourish is from Cheery Lynn. The pretty papers are from Wild Rose Studio.  I edged everything in silver pen and added some lace and pearls to finish the card. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Layer it up for Marianne Design Divas

I made this center step card for the challenge on Marianne's Design Divas. I used the  Anja's large oval for the center two back dies and the back plate of the Anja's Vintage frame for the center and added a peel off saying.   The die along the bottom is Anja's Vintage decoration and I sponged some distressed ink on it. The side pieces are the Forest Branch and I added some flower soft to them.  

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Heartfelt creations thinking of you

I played with my Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed stamps and die cut.  This new die cut is so much easier to use with the flowers.  I cut and colored and embossed three of the flowers and added them along the top of the card.  I added stickles to all the flowers for accents.  The sentiment is stamped on their stamp and fussy cut out and I used a gold peel off saying.