Saturday, December 29, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design anything goes

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is anything goes.  I'm using their Happy Birthday saying from the Birthday Blessings set.  I started the card 6x6 and used the scalloped French Flair with the silver french flair on the adhesive fabric piece.  The lace die cut is a Marianne and Cheery Lynn Circle die. The saying is mounted on a spellbinders fancy tag with Want 2 scrap pearls.  I used several of the CL flourish and some prima flowers, leaves, pearls and feathers to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the beautiful designs on the Our Daily Bread Design blog

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter scene

I made this scene using new stamps from Stampscapes.  The trees are from Sutter and everything else is Stampscapes. Copics to color and airbrush the scene.  I using for the craft a scene challenge. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Baby it's cold outside

This cute snowman card is for the challenge on Split Coast Stampers Dirty Dozen interactive.  I used this cute little old Northwoods rubber snowman 2004 stamp and masked them, colored with copics and Spica pens. I stamped the Stampscapes mountains and the Sutter trees. I used the air compressor and sprayed the copics around the card and then added some white dots with white liquid pearls and glitter.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

HolidayThank You's

I needed two thank you cards this week and I used 3-D stickers for both of these. Spellbinders die cuts and some gold pen and stickers to finish the card.These are Reddy Creative Cards from Ecstasy Crafts. You just punch out the layers and pop dot them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Lots of layers, Cheery Lynn challenge

The beautiful card was made with all Cheery Lynn dies. the background dies are the classic french flair and scalloped french flair.  The hear to heart doilies are both from the same set. The carnivale border even has little hearts in it and the mini fanciful flourish and medium and mini rose strips made the flower with the beautiful new rose leaf strip to finish it.  I took a gold pen and edged everything and used gold peel off sayings on this card. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Flourishes progressive challenge

Wow what a fun challenge Flourishes is having this week.  Getting ready for the new release next week the challenge is a progressive one. There are 8 things that you need to use on your card.  The first is to make a card that is NOT an A2 card, I'm using a 6x6 square card that I used the French flair die from Cheery Lynn to cut it out.  I added a smaller layer of the French Flair with patterned paper and edged both those layers with peel off gold borders.I sponged some distressed broken china ink on both layers. Then I cut out a Joy craft die in lavender and edged it with a gold pen.  I stamped and colored with copics the beautiful poinsettia and pine stamp from Flourishes and then cut it out by hand. I added a triple bow and a tag from Spellbinders with the saying from this set to finish this card.  The recipe for the card was:
Not an A2, floral image, Ribbon or lace, inspiration photo which was turq/pink, add a tag, rounded corners or curvy die, some antiquing, and a die cut. I think I made all of these.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Season's greetings

I made this for my hairdresser this year.  My sister wanted one in purples and yes the saying is a peel off that I colored to match but it scanned red??  All the dies are Marianne dies and the peel off is holographic with purple paper behind it.  You can get Marianne dies from Joan's Garden or
Sweet stamps.  The silver background is made with two Anja corners, then the Anja square is the next three layers, the two top layers are insides to other Marianne dies sets. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Deck the Halls, Our daily bread design

This beautiful ornament is from the Ornament bundle at Our Daily Bread Design.  I'm using it for the shining light challenge this week, Deck the Halls.  I cut and embossed two ornaments in gold EP and layered them on the snowflake background which was also embossed in gold.  I used the Martha Stewart around the page punch on blue mirror card and backed it with white.  I took a few of the snowflakes and added them to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the new stamps at Our Daily Bread Design, some gorgeous holiday stamps and matching dies.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cheery Lynn Guest Designer, Non traditional Christmas colors

I'm honored to be the guest designer on Cheery Lynn today.  The theme is non-traditional Christmas colors and I love that!!  I started this 6x6 card with the scalloped French Flair, then added a layer of embossed paper with the silver French Flair.  I used the new lacey tree and made 3 of them so I could attach them for a 3-D look.  The corners are holly leaves from the new holly leaf strip and I love this leaf, there are three sizes on the strip.  I added some pearl snowflakes to finish this card.  This second card uses the same lacey tree and back plate.The panel behind the tree is scalloped cove rectangle.   The top border is lace light deco border and I used some glitter glue to decorate it.  I topped the tree with the beautiful bow from the ornamental wreath set.   The corners are the gorgeous holly corners.
Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations on Cheery Lynn. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last week as guest designer, Flourishes gold or silver

This is my last week as guest designer for Flourishes. It has been such an honor and fun this month.  The challenge this week is to use gold or silver on your card.  I made two cards for this challenge, this first one is using their gorgeous poinsettia and pine stamp. I colored it with copics and cut it out and layered it on the gold Marianne die cut using gold mirror card.  The background paper is metallic from my stash and added a bow and some bling.
This second card is also gold mirror card even if it does look like copper in the picture. This adorable skate stamp is from the snow day set and I stamped and embossed it in gold and added a spellbinders die and some bling.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations by all of the design team and join in the fun, you may win something!!!!
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Winter holiday, Our daily bread design

The challenge on Our Daily Bread Design is winter holiday.  I chose this beautiful new set Baby Jesus and colored it with copics.  The die is a Spellbinders die with a Marianne die behind it. I used some paper from my stash with peel off corners and a Martha Stewart punch for the ferns. Hop over to ODBD and play along, you may win some free stamps!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Shining light challenge, winter holiday

The challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is winter holiday.  I chose this gorgeous cardinal ornament from the ornament bundle.  Colored it with copics and sponged some tea dye distressed ink with a gold edge.  I used some paper from my stash and gold holographic peel off borders.  I made the pretty corners using Cheery Lynn's new holly leaf border and added some dots of red glitter glue for the berries.  Be sure to check out the gallery and see the gorgeous cards made with these beautiful sets.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Casing Kitty's winter scene

After seeing this wonderful winter scene on Kitty's Blog I decided to try and case it.  I know it doesn't show in the picture but the trees are glittered with holographic glitter and they really look cool.   The trees are from Sutter and mountains and buck are from Stampscapes.  I used the copics and airbrush to color this, it was about a 30 min card.  Size is 5x7. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flourishes Happy Week, guest designer

Check out all the gorgeous cards on Flourishes this week, It's a Happy week challenge.  For this card I used their gorgeous trimmed with love stamp set and colored it with copic markers.  I added sparkle with glitter glue and glitter.  I used spellbinders dies on this card and a Martha Stewart snowflake punch.   For this next card I used some paper from my stash and added a holographic border, the beautiful poinsettia is from the poinsettia and pine stamp set.  I gold embossed it on white paper and added a touch of color and cut it out.  The die cut is from Marianne dies and some beautiful silk red ribbon.  Be sure to check out all the design team creations this week, I know you will love them. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tag you're it, Cheery Lynn Designs

Tag you're it is the challenge at Cheery Lynn this week.  I used their beautiful scalloped inverted cove rectangle dies to make this card.  Holly corner was added and some red gems.  The saying is mounted on a sentiment #2.   I added a pretty triple bow with a gold gem to finish the card.

Season's Greetings

I love this beautiful paper by DCWV and used it to make this card.  The card is 6x6 and I added some die cuts to finish it.  Mini Fanciful Flourish  Holly leaf strip,  wreath leaf strip,    flourish leaf strip,
sentiment frame #2,   all of these dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  the poinsettia flower is from Spellbinders.  I added a peel off gold saying and edged the paper with a gold pen to finish this card.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design gold

The challenge at Daily Bread Design  is to use gold on the card for the challenge.  This gorgeous cardinal image is from ODBD bird ornament collection. I used spellbinders scalloped circles small for this card and a Marianne die behind it. I took the background paper and cut it into 4 squares for the broken challenge on  Stampin Sisters in Christ.  I edged everything in gold and added peel off corners to the Marianne die.  The beautiful gold ferns are a new wreath strip from Cheery Lynn Designs. I punched them from gold mirror card and added a glittered cardinal.

Our Daily Bread Design, using gold or silver

This gorgeous image is from the ODBD bird ornament collection.   The challenge on their blog is to use gold or silver on your creation.  I colored the image with copic markers and spica pens.  Used a gold pen around the image, red layer and the background paper. I added some ribbon and a bow and then I found these gold glittered trees to finish the card.  The background paper is from Graphic 45.  Be sure to hop over to ODBD and join in the fun, you could win some of these gorgeous stamps!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

All Natural, guest designer week two

Week two of my guest designer spot with Flourishes is All Natural and the color scheme picture is below. I used the totally gorgeous Dove and Holly set which has been one of my all time favorite sets for Christmas.  The card is 6x6 square and I used some music paper from my stash for the background, cut a 4 inch square for the image and antiqued it with distressed ink. I colored in the holly and berries with copic makers and added red stickles for the berries.  I sponged some distress ink on the entire card and image for the antique look. The beautiful corners are  holly corners from Cheery Lynn.  I added some red stickles to highlight the berries. 
Be sure to hop over to Flourishes and check out the fabulous creations from the Design Team. 
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe,   Cindy HaffnerDenise Marzec,   Maki Jones       

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Flourishes progressive challenge

The challenge this week at Flourishes is a progressive challenge, the sketch, then monochromatic color, designer paper and gems.   I didn't have time to make 4 separate cards so I combined all the steps in this card.  I started with a 5.5 inch sq card, added some adhesive paper from JoAnn's for the background.  I used Marianne dies for the circles and spellbinders poinsettia and Cheery Lynn leaves. The Poinsettia and pine image was colored with copics and the berries were colored with Spica pen.  I added some silver peel off borders and corners and a bow and dove to finish the card.  Make sure you hop over to Flourishes for a chance to win some of the new release stamps!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Serendipity Christmas scene

My friend sent me this link for the Serendipity Christmas scene and I thought it was so pretty I ordered the stamp and started my cards. I used a holographic silver mirror card behind the image to set it off and colored the image with copic markers and the airbrush system.  I added the ribbon and snowflakes from my stash to finish card.  

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winter White and Thankful

The challenge at Our Daily Bread Design is Winter White.  I used the beautiful stamp set Grow in Grace.  I started this card with a the French Flair scalloped die from Cheery Lynn on an embossed card stock. Layered it with the scalloped and classic French Flair dies and edged them in gold pen. The leaf flourish and small and medium rose dies are from Cheery Lynn also.  I embossed the saying in gold EP.   Be Sure to Check out the blogs and see all the wonderful DT creations on each of these:
Our Daily Bread Design
Cheery Lynn challenge blog
Crafty Friends
Stampin Sisters in Christ

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Timeless Tuesday Guest Designer

I am so thrilled and honored to be the guest designer for Flourishes this month. From the first time I discovered their stamps I've been hooked on the elegant and gorgeous stamp sets.  The challenge this week is silhouettes and I used this beautiful First Noel set and embossed it in white on black paper.  I added a beautiful carnival border from Cheery Lynn around the card and then some very sparkly silver snowflakes to the corners.  Silver holographic mirror card and the base card is black.  Please check out the Design Teams wonderful creations:
Allison Cope
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Haffner
Denise Marzec
Maki Jones

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Flourishes Stamp off the page challenge

The challenge over at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is to stamp off the page with your image.  I used their new set,  Autumn blossoms and used the smaller corner stamp which went off the page on the end of the bouquet.   I colored the image with fall colors of copic markers, added some tiny beads to the center of the flowers and on the sentiment.  All of the dies used on this card are Marianne dies from Joan's Garden.  I used Anja's corner, Anja's square, Anja's large and small ovals.  The flower and leaves are from my stash and I trimmed the inside and top with holographic gold peel off borders and a gold pen.     I found my inspiration for this card from
Kathi's blog, her card was so gorgeous!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Marianne's shaped card

I made this pretty Christmas card for the shaped card challenge on Marianne Design Divas blog.  The 3 background dies are from Anja's Square die set and white front die is the center of the small oval by Petra.  All of these Marianne dies can be purchased from Joan's Garden.    The green leaves are from the holly strip leaves from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The poinsettia is Spellbinders and all of these can be purchased at Joan's Garden also.

Cheery Lynn Vintage and Stampin Sisters in Christ Time

The challenge over at Cheery Lynn this week is a vintage look.  Stampin Sisters in Christ is Time, there is a season for all.  I started this 5x7 card with a cuttlebug clock folder and sponged some oak brown ink over the raised portions.  The clock stamp and saying is from Our Daily Bread Design Time set.  I used the silver circle and inverted scalloped circle dies from Cheery Lynn for this and sponged ink around the edges to distress them.  The corners are from Cheery Lynn's Lace corner Deco F   I added the mini fanciful flourish from Cheery Lynn and sponged all of these with the oak brown ink.  The die for the saying is from cuttlebug and it too was sponged for distressing.  Check out the pretty cards on both Cheery Lynn and Stampin Sisters in Christ.    

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Our Daily Bread Design Leaf Word challenge

ODBD challenge this week is to pick at least 3 letters from the word "leaf" and use something that starts with those letters.  For my card I'm using the L for layers, A for Aqua and F for fall.  This pretty little scene is from the Quiet Waters stamp set and I used spellbinders labels 20 to cut it out.  I colored it with copic markers and used lots of pretty aqua glitter on the water.  The little leaves are a  Cheery Lynn die and it comes with the acorn die.  The background is an Embossed metallic paper from JoAnn's.  Stop over and check out the Design Team's cards, they are gorgeous!!

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Happy Birthday

The challenge for this week at Flourishes is to make a birthday card.  I chose their gorgeous Autumn Blossom set and colored it with fall colors of copic markers.  The background paper is from JoAnn's and it's embossed with copper metallic leaves.  I added some peel off copper borders and the corners are the gorgeous Lace Corner Deco F from Cheery Lynn.  The saying is a peel off and I used the Spellbinders Label 4 on this card.  I added a triple bow and gem to finish this card.  I'm entering this card is the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Cheery Lynn challenge.    Please check out the challenges on each of these blogs and join in the fun!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Marianne Dies with Cheery Lynn

I made this card using the newest Marianne Anja's square. I got this die from Joan's Gardens website.  I started with a 5x5 square and then added the layers in cream and lavender. I topped them with some lavender silk ribbon and then made the flower from the large and medium rose strip from Cheery Lynn.  The flourish leaf strip is from Cheery Lynn and the little gold ferns are a MS punch.  I added a purple gem to the center of the flower to finish this card.  I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Marianne Dies

I've been playing with my new Marianne dies. I love how elegant and feminine these dies are and they cut so well.  The background paper on this one is adhesive fabric from JoAnn's.  The pretty flourishes are Cheery Lynn and I added some peel off corners and saying.  The next one is Spellbinders dies, Spellbinders poinsettia and MS leaf punch. The same Cheery Lynn dies for the flourish.  The pink center die is the center of one of the Marianne dies.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Scenic stamping retreat

I attended a three day scenic stamping retreat last weekend.  It was so much fun and I made lots of great scenes to use to make cards. 
Most the stamps in these two scenes are Stampscapes.  I colored them with copic markers and the airbrush system.  Unfortunately you can't see all the glitter on the waterfall one it's really pretty all glittered up!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flourishes inside and out

The challenge at Flourishes is to decorate the outside and don't forget the inside of the card.  This gorgeous new  autumn blossom set is so much fun to color.  I used fall colors of copic makers, the die cut is the new spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles and the saying is the center cut of romantic rectangles.  The border is the Carnivale border from Cheery Lynn.  The inside was stamped with distressed ink and the saying over it in tuxedo black.  Here is the inside of the card

Flourishes think pink

One of Flourishes challenges this week is to think pink!!  I used their gorgeous passion flower set and colored it with copics.  I cut it out with a spellbinders label 8 and sponged some distressed ink around the edges and then edged it with a gold pen.  I used an embossing folder for the green background and added some gold peel off corners.  For the bottom corner I started with a
 Victorian Romance Flourish from Cheery Lynn Designs and added a die cut flower over it from Heartfelt Creations.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas ornament scenes

I made all of these Christmas cards to give to our nursing home for prizes.  They have an incentive program for the patients, for every activity they attend and participate in they get points and then they get to go shopping once a month with their points. It's a wonderful way to get patients out of their rooms and active.  Most of the stamps used are from Stampscapes, I think this buck is from Sutter stamps. All colored with copic markers.  The ornament shape is Spellbinders 2010 ornament die. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 188 Autumn

I made this pretty Autumn card for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.   I used two of the dies from Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  I stamped in Memento Black and colored with copics.  The background paper is adhesive fabric from Michaels.  The stamp set is from Autumn Blossoms and the one saying is from Passion Flower set.  Be sure to check out the stamp sets, they are so pretty!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Wreath for my boss

I made this birthday card for my boss. She is turning 76 this Sunday.  She runs the little cafe where I wait tables sometimes and she has finally decided to retire.  I got this beautiful paper from one of big box stores, not sure which one but the darker flourishes on it are glittered.  I used two plain circles to cut out the shape and then added lots of the leaves from Cheery Lynn's flourish leaf strip.  Then cut out several strips of the pretty medium roses and used pop dots to put them together.  I used a stylus and soft pad to shape the petals.  I added some dried flowers from Michaels and pearls to finish this card.  I hope she likes it. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cheery Lynn Frame it!

The challenge at Cheery Lynn this week to use a frame or make one yourself.  I chose their Anastasia border and mitered the corners to make this frame.  I added the Fanciful Flourish and topped it with the holly leaf strip.  I used this strip to make the leaves and the flower.  I just added some gems to the center of the flower and a peel off saying to finish this card. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Timeless Tuesday sketch 187 and Stampin Sisters in Christ

The challenge at Flourishes this week is a sketch.  I used their pretty Apple of my eye stamp set, colored with copics and layers with dark red cardstock.  The two background pieces were embossed with a cuttlebug folder and I added a red  border carnivale from Cheery Lynn and the yellow one is a Martha Stewart border punch.  I cut the tag from red cardstock and added a peel off saying and two green gems.  Finished size of the card is 5x7. I"m also using this for the fall/autumn card for the  Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  Be sure to check out the new stamp sets from Flourishes this month, get an early start on holiday cards as well.  Here is a picture of the sketch we were to use.