Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday use those other stamps!

If you are looking for the Belli challenge please scroll down.  Our challenge this week at Flourishes is to use the "other" stamps in the package. We all tend to use the focal point stamp and forget the others. This bunny scene is the focal point stamp in the group but I used the other stamps of the bird on a branch of flowers and the bird nest and saying from that group as a background. It's hard to photograph this because it's tone on tone.  I also used the ribbon tutorial on Flourishes blog to outline the focal image.  A MS border punch on the corners and her bird punch and some gems and peel offs finish the card. Michaels is carrying a whle new line of gems, really pretty and reasonable. I am trying to make a lot of cards that are easier to mail as most of these will be donated to the church for a fundraiser, I think I have about 125 so far.  I added a second card for this challenge also.  This nice saying is also part of this set.

Creative Belli Sewing challenge

Our challenge this time on Creative Belli is to sew or use something connected with sewing. I don't sew at all so it's always a challenge for me to do something like this. LOL I did however get some sewing stuff in my monthly ribbon package this month so that helped.  I'm using my new Marianne Designable cut and emboss folder from Sweet Stamps for this card and the stamps are from Flourishes   Hop over to the Belli blog and check out the gorgeous creations!!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crafty Secrets Texture and Midnight Madness Sketch

Our challenge at Crafty Secrets is to use at least two textures. I used ribbon, gems cuttlebug embossing and glitter glue.  I love their gorgeous flower images and they are so fun to color.  Some pretty paper behind them and it's done.  This fun sketch is from Priscilla's Midnight Madness blog, as always the cards and ideas at both places are fabulous, come and join in the fun!!!!

Stampin Sisters in Christ and Sweet Stamps challenges

Our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ is to Piece it. I used this gorgeous new stamp from Sweet Stamps, scalloped oval die from Cheery Lynn Designs and the new Marianne Designables are also from Sweet Stamps.  I colored the image with copics and used a white pen to highlight the dots on the cut and embossing folder. I added some prima little flowers and MS butterfly punch. Some ribbon and lace from Really reasonable ribbon's monthly ribbon set and a peel off saying from Pop up templates.    I'm entering this for
Stampin Sisters in Christ
Sweet Stamps
Be sure to check out the DT's cards on both of these blogs, they are just gorgeous and lots of inspiration!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Daily Bread Design, Frame it!

Our challenge today at ODBD is to frame it and stamp on the frame.  I used their pretty butterfly and flower stamp set and matching die cut for the large butterflies. The little ones are a MS punch. Spellbinders label 17 for the frame.  Some pretty paper and peel off border to finish it.  Check out the DT cards on the blog today, they are gorgeous!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our Daily Bread and another Marianne Designable

This is another gorgeous cut and emboss by Marianne Designs at Sweet Stamps.  These beautiful 3-D flowers are from the Flower soft kits at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I just won a challenge from last week there so now I can order more of these gorgeous pop out, NO cutting flowers!!    You really need to hop over to the ODBD blog, the DT cards are just awesome!!!   We were to use something new, well these dies just came today and the flowers are pretty new also.  Come and join in the fun at both places and see the wonderful ideas and inspiration on the website and blogs. These dies are just like the cuttlebug folders so they fit in most machines.

Have you seen these?

Have you seen these new Marianne Designables? I love these new cut and emboss folders.  They are about 4.5x6.5 or close to that. I love them and they can be purchased at Sweet Stamps.  I finished the card and then decided that the tulip ribbon does NOT fit with the card but oh well it's already stuck down and I tried to get it off but no go. The stamps are also from Sweet stamps and I used an oval from Cheery Lynn Designs which Sweet Stamps sells also.  I used copics to add just a touch of color and edge the oval.  Be sure to check out these gorgeous new folders, I used it in the cuttlebug and it was great.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 110 Masking

Our challenge over at Flourishes to use masking on our card.  I masked the eggs and added them behind the front ones.  Colored with Copics and added some bling.  The stamps are from Flourishes and some Flower soft finished the card.

Midnight madness and Crafty Secrets Challenges

The sketch challenge is from Priscialla's midnight madness and the beautiful image is from Crafty Secrets.  I stamped and masked the images and cut out an extra one and pop dotted the center one.  The paper is from Memories and bling from Michaels. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Crafty Secrets Fancy Layers

Our challenge today at Crafty Secrets is to use layers on our card. I cut the image layer with a spellbinders and the corners are cut and punch with a MS punch.  All the white embossing are stencils with white paste and then glittered, some ribbon to finish the it off and a couple of MS butterflies and lots of gems. 

Sweet stamps center step card

Our challenge and the template is over at the
Sweet Stamps blog today.  I used their medallion stamp for this and embossed it in gold on three different papers. I cut each section out and layered it with pop dots.  You can shop Sweet Stamps by clicking on the shopping bag on left side of the blog, she has some gorgeous stamps and dies on their.  Added some bling and it was a fun and easy card. Check out the DT cards on her blog they are just fabulous!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Stampin Sister in Christ, hidden message and new Just Rite stamps

Our challenge today at Stampin Sisters in Christ is a hidden message. When closed you can't see all the sayings on this Tri Shutter card.  I used some pretty paper from K&Co, holographic gold peel off borders, prima flower and leaves, spellbinders fancy labels 2 and 3.   I got the Tri Shutter template from Split Coast resources.  The sayings are new from Just Rite stamps.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Our Daily Bread Shinning Light "New Life"

The challenge today at Our Daily Bread is make card with "new life " for spring.  I used their gorgeous image and die cut for the flowers. I colored the images with copics and used flower soft on the fines by the birdhouse.  Spellbinders die for the saying, some pretty ribbon and gems for the bling. MS punch for the corners. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Midnight madness challenge 95

Our challenge at Priscilla's mightnight madness sketch today was fun, check out the gorgeous cards on their blog.  I used their sketch and added some pretty papers, cuttlebug background and a 3-D sticker and butterfly from Michaels,  I tried the double tailed bow from  Becca's Amazing paper grace blog. Check out her video on this, I need a new bow maker mine isn't tall enough and I had a terrible time getting to stay on there. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Creative Belli Challenge the Letter C

Our Challenge today at Creative Belli is use something that starts with the letter,   We would like to see
"C" embellishments
(chipboard, crystal effects, charms...)
You can create any project you like as long as it follows the theme.
Everyone is welcome to play along! If you upload to SCS use CBC113 keywords. My DT sisters are listed on the right side of my blog and be sure to check out their creatiions.  I used some Melissa Frances papers and stickers, the oval chipboard was glued and glittered, some pop out flowers, then some ribbon and bling from Michaels.  Come and play with this fun challenge here!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, Butterflies

Our Challenge on Flourishes blog is to use butterflies today.  These images are from the Clematis and butterfly collection.  The dies are spellbinders Fleur De Lis Motifs, cuttlebug background is Kassie.  Be sure to check out the DT cards at Flourishes

Stampin Sisters in Christ

Our challenge this week on Stampin Sisters in Christ is to dig out those things we treasure or hoard and USE them. I dug out my pyrmids 3-D stickers, I do tend to buy these and then not use them.  I think these came from Our daily bread design 3-D punch outs.  My card is 5" square,  used a Martha Stewart around the card punch on the green layer and a scalloped square spellbinder die on the pink. some cute butterflies from Michaels or HL and it's done.

Sweet stamps think spring

This pretty frame stamp is from Sweet Stamps, it works great with paper and ink or it's also gorgeous done on vellum.  Our challenge today is to think spring and boy do we need that.  Very long winter and lots of shoveling snow.  I used cryogen white paper, stamped in memento black ink and colored with copics.  Some ribbon and butterfly bling and a gold peel off and it's all done. Be sure to check out the blog today, gorgeous creations over there.

Technique Lovers Challenge on Split Coast, Trellis

We were probably suppose to make our own trellis on SCS today but I have a die cut for this so it's much easier.  The die cut comes in a couple of shapes from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I used spellbinders die on the front of the card and some bling from Michaels.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous cards in the SCS gallery.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Daily Bread Designs Leather or pearls

 Our challenge at ODBD is to use pearls or leather on the card. I chose these images from ODBD and colored the pearl strips with my copic markers.  The paper is from DCW once upon a time mat stack.   Check out the DT cards on their blog. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Our Daily Bread Challenge Glass, Crystal or clear

I made this second card today for the ODBD challenge, I coverd the tulips in glassy accents. I love these new corner flower stamps from ODBD. Colored them with copic markers, MS around the card punch, some ribbon and flower accents and prima background paper.

Our Daily Bread Stamping in Time Challenge Glass, Crystal, Clear

Our challenge today at ODBD is to use Crystal Effects or something clear on our cards. I used Glassy Accents on the flowers today. This beautiful corner Daffodil set is a new one from ODBD and they also have a corner tulip one.  Colored with copics, M.S. around the card punch and some pretty DP and all trimmed in gold. Gems and butterflies from Michaels. 

Flourishes The Cut Above Challenge

What a fun challenge at Flourishes today.  We are to use die cuts, punches etc to make our card.  My Cheery Lynn XL stacker dies worked perfect for this challenge.  You don't need a larger machine to make these and this card is approximately 5.5 inches. I just scored and folded an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock and positioned the die a little above the top fold, ran it thru the cuttlebug and then added the extra die cuts.  I used the scalloped XL circles and the French pastry doily.  Some memories paper and lots of bling from Michaels. The stamp is from the new set, From the Desk of and I colored it with copics.  Sponged some soft blue around the edges and then used a cuttlebug folder to emboss it. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Split Coast Odd shaped card

This French Flair shaped card is for
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.  We were to use faux or real stitching around the card. This image is from The Desk of set from Flourishes.  I used the French Flair die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs and the stitching plate to match the die cut.  I used the same copic maker to accent the stitches and color the image and flowers.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the gorgeous DT cards!! I'm also using this card for the Make it odd challenge on split coast stampers TLC315  this week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bring back the beautiful neutrals

Bring Back the Beautiful from Flourishes challenge today is to make a neutral card.  This new stamp from Flourishes works perfectly for this.  I used some DP from K&Co and my Cheery Lynn XL stacker dies to cut out the card.  I'm also using this for Split Coast Odd Shaped Card, TLC315. Some distress inks and little flowers finish this card.

Sweet Stamps Parchment Challenge

Our challenge today over at Sweet Stamps is to use parchment on our card. I heat embossed their gorgeous curly butterfly with white EP on vellum and then outlined it on the backside with a stylus.  I mounted it on some pretty blue print paper by K&Co and a solid piece run through the cuttlebug. Added some pretty butterfly corners made with a MS border punch on gold mirror card, lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some scrunched ribbon from my stash.  Gold pen to edge the borders with.

Crafty Secrets One stamp and Midnight Madness sketch

The challenge on Split Coast Crafty Secrets forum is to use just one Crafty Secret stamp today.  I used their new stamp which is part of their new flower sets. They are gorgeous and stamp beautifully.  The sketch is from Priscilla's Midnight Madness Blog and as always there is gorgeous art on there. Be sure to check out the beautiful cards on both places and join in the fun.   I colored this with copics and added some prima flowers and bling.  The die cuts are spellbinders. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Technique Lovers Challenge

Splitcoast TLC315 is to mkae a card that is not a standard shape.  For this card I used the XL stackers from Cheery Lynn Designs. I folded an 8.5x11 piece of CS over and just positioned the die cut above the top fold a little.  I used the next size down for the green layer and then ran it thru the sticher plate in the French flair also.  These beautful flowers and oval are punch outs from
Our Daily Bread Design    They are part of the new flower soft kits.  Actually I didn't use the flower soft on this one.  You just punch them out and layer with pop dot tape.  The little butterflies are peel offs from Michaels.

Stampin Sisters in Christ and Our Daily Bread Design

Our challenge today on Stampin Sisters in Christ is use a flower on our card, it has to be stamped not a stick on flower. I just received my new flower stamps from Our Daily Bread Design and their challenge is use yellow and ivory. Well my camera is not cooperating!! The background paper is white gold which is very creamy ivory and the flower soft is citrus and has lots of yellow in it.  I also used the sentiment from ODBD newest release this month and the die cut to match.  I colored the flowers with copics first and then added the flower soft and some stickles to the leaves. Be sure to check out the DT cards on both sites as they are just fabulous!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New paper and ODBD stamps

Our challenge today at ODBD blog is to use pink, blue, yellow and ivory, at least a couple of these colors, well this new paper Madeline by Prima just fit the challenge perfectly.  I used one of the new
3-D punch out flowers from Our Daily Bread Design.     I think these flowers are just gorgeous. You just carefully pop them out and layer them by numbers.  I also used their new die cut on this card and a Martha Stewart border punch to cut the corners.  I made 1.5" squares, turned them to a diagonal and cut them in half, then dropped the longer part into a MS border punch to cut the edges for the corners. Some bling from Michales and it's all finished.  Be sure to check out the DT cards at ODBD blog, they are just beautiful.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Green

Our chalenge today for is to use green at Flourishes  I used their beautiful gerber daisy stamp and colored with copics.  Check out the DT cards on the blog, they are gorgeous!!!

Creative Belli Challenge Animals!

Our Challenge today on Creative Belli is to use animals on our card. I used Sutter bears and some Stampscapes to make this card. I stamped in Memento black on cryogen white paper and colored and airbrushed copics. I used a Marianne corner die cut with cuttlebug background. The ovals are cut from Cheery Lynn Dies. I have the DT sisters listed on the right side of my blog, please check out their gorgeous creations. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sweet Stamps sketch challenge

I took some artistic liberty with this sketch because I couldn't bear to completely cover this gorgeous paper by Prima. The sketch is for Sweet Stamps blog and I used Stacey's  pretty stamp embossed in white on rainbow vellum which she does sell also. I colored carefully with copics as they will color or melt the EP, layered it with soft yellow and then the doily die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs and I believe Stacy sells those also.  Added some bling from Prima and Michaels. I have tried every vellum glue, tape etc, etc, etc on the market and today I used clear silicone adhesive and smeared it on the back of the vellum, then when I layered it on the circle I turned it over and pressed with my fingers and finally a vellum glue that does NOT show thru. I love it!!!  Cheap at Walmart in the glue and paint section, they use it for aquariums.

Midnight Madness sketch 93 and Crafty Secrets Green challenge

Every Tuesday there is a new sketch pattern with fancy and simple designs on Priscilla's blog. Check them out and her DT's are amazing.  Our challenge this week on Split Coast's Crafty secrets is to use some green on our card so I chose this darling image from their Valentine or love scraps and the soft green matches it so well.  Prima paper, lots of ribbon and lace and gems from Michaels.  The die cut is from Cheery Lynn Designs and this is the cove corner rectangle.  I love the Crafty Secrets images and can't wait to get my new flower stamps that are on order, they are just beautiful!!!