Saturday, October 31, 2009

Back to the 80's!

I have made this card for 2 challenges.

Stampin' for the Weekend #22-Back to the 80's with a twist
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #5-In so many words

For the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge you had to use blue, orange and purple and pick one of their three songs listed on their blog for inspiration. I picked Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindi Lauper. I printed out the lyric to the song on my computer. The stamp is Penny Black that I colored with Copic markers. I made the frame by using a Martha Stewart punch. I think it looks like Madonna lace! I added a flower, ribbon and bling. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A House Mouse Hello!

inside of card

I made this card for 3 challenges.

House Mouse Challenge #55-Aperture
Get Sketchy #12
Stamp Something-Cute and Fuzzy Something

For the House Mouse Challenge you had to put a hole in your card! I cut out the O in HELLO. I used 3 different House Mouse stamps-Beary Good Friend, Chocolate Heart, and Mudpie Munch.I colored them with Copic markers.The letter stamps are StampinUp. The patterned paper is Dream Street Papers. I also stamped the paw prints across the card and the saying on the inside of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Midnight Madness #25

On the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog there is a tutorial on chalking by Linda. I tried my hand at it with this digital image from Squigglefly. I used pop dots to raise the image. The papers are Sassafrass Lass. The saying is stickers from Memory Makers. I added ribbon, bling and flowers. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let Me Make Something for You

Let me make something for you.
Good friend and talanted artist Zoe has posted on her blog an offer I could not refuse. The rules are strict so please read them and if you would like something made by me just for you leave a comment at the end of this posting.

The first five (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.

2. What I create will be just for you, with love.

3. It’ll be done this year (2009). This is my deadline to make something you for, it may be that you want to change this to some future time such as Easter 2010. Provided you make your committment clear then no one will mind.

4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something strange.

6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.

7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you.

While you're at it, check out Zoe's blog. Her work is outstanding!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A throwback to Summer in the middle of Halloween and Christmas cards!

I needed to make a bright, cheery card after making two dark and scary cards! I made this for Allsorts Challenge #21-Furry Friends and Get Sketchy #11. This stamp is called Seed Shooter and I bought it this Summer and was itching to ink it up!I colored him with Copic markers. The papers are SEI. I made the frame around the image with a ribbon. I added flowers, leaf punches and bling. Thanks for stopping by!

The Sanderson sisters ride again!

The movie for the Cinema Saturday Movie Challenge is Hocus Pocus. This is a fun Halloween movie that I watched with my kids when they were little. I embossed with black the trees using Lovely as a Tree from StampinUp. I cut out the moon and brushed Twinkling H20's around the moon and trees. The witches are stickers from Creative Memories and the Happy Halloween is a sticker from Moxxie. The cat is a fun sticker that I had in my stash and he represents the boy that was turned into a cat and talked! I am also entering this into the Our Creative Corner Challenge because you are supposed to make a card based upon a Holiday Movie. If you can, watch this movie this Halloween with a child! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ready, Steady, Stamp Christmas Card

I created this card for the latest Ready, Steady, Stamp Challenge. Here is the requirements for this week and of course you have to include stamping on your card and no cute!

C for Christmas
a 2x4 inch skinny panel
lilac, black and silver

It is hard to tell by the scan but I used Ranger Distress Crackle Paint on the chipboard C. The stamps that I used are by StampinUp. The silver 2x4 panel is from Best Occastions Prismatic Paper Pack. The letters are stickers and I added Dazzling Diamond to look like snow. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Halloween card for 3 challenges

Here are the challenges that I created this card for.

Midnight Madness #24
Stamp Something-Halloween Something
Stampin' for the Weekend #21-A Haunting Good Time

When I was trying to think of a Halloween card, I remembered seeing a raven template in a Stampers Sampler magazine. I used it as a template, cut it out, ran it through the Cuttlebug and added a google eye. The papers are My Minds Eye. The saying is a stamped by Queen Kat Design. The frames, spooky tag and spider web corners are from Memory Makers. I added orange bling. The Raven by Edgar Alan Poe is my favorite spooky Halloween poem! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nemo meets hair gel!

Ok I have to explain my title now! This is called a hair gel card! You can find the tutorial here. I will explain it a little bit though. You fill a clear bag with hair gel, sealing well. You create a scene putting it on the back of the baggie so that the gel looks like water. I made one of these for my friend years ago so when I saw that the movie for the Cinema Saturday Challenge #54 was Finding Nemo, I knew that I had to make one for this challenge. You also had to use the colors coral, royal blue, green/blue and white. I also used the sketch from Stampin for the Weekend #20. I have been following this new blog call Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #3 and you had to make a scene for that challenge.

I created my scene using stickers from K&Co. I just happened to have a clown fish! I also used some bubble stickers. For the outside of the card, I ran the blue panel through the Cuttlebug. I stamped the brown panel and the crab with stamps from StampinUp. I tore the brown paper and distressed it with brown ink. The Hello is a rubon from Memorie Makers. The seahorse is another sticker from K&Co. Under the coral squares I stapled it so that the gel bag would stay in place because it is heavy and that works better than glue. This was fun to make, you need to try it sometime! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Hedgehog wishing you a Merry Christmas!

I created this card for 3 challenges.

Penny Black Challenge 71-a sketch
Basic Grey Week 6-color combo-green,blue and red
Stamp Something-Bling it Something

I guess I probably took the easy way out for the Basic Grey challenge to use blue, red and green because I made a Christmas card! I used the Basic Grey papers Blitzen and the red paper is Lime Ricky. I colored the Penny Black stamp with Copic markers. The saying is Verve. I added the red bling to the holly punches over the I in holiday. Thanks for stopping by!

Midnight Madness #23

Here is a card that I created for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I love Chinese style stamps. Instead of going for the red/black/gold combo, I decided to go with the pastel pink/cherry blossom kind of card! I used one of my favorite stamps Pucinni's Muse by Stampington Company. The tree stamp is Inkadinkado and the saying is Queen cat design. The patterned paper is Pink Paislee. I added ribbon and the tiny pearls. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Purple Rain...Purple Rain...

I've had this song in my head every since I had this idea for the House Mouse Challenge. The challenge this week was to pick a movie title for your card. I picked the movie Purple Rain. I tried to use purple and blue for the rain and puddle. The image is colored with Copic markers. The patterned paper is Deja View. The saying is Verve and the bling is Basic Grey. Now that I have made this card maybe that song will leave my head...I used the sketch by Mojo Monday #108. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get Sketchy #9 and Stamp Something-Brown plus Something

I did this card for 2 challenges. For the Stamp Something Challenge, you were supposed to use mostly brown on your card. I used the great sketch at Get Sketchy. I colored the image with Copic markers. It is StampinUp. The saying is Inkadinkado. The patterned papers are Adorn It and Mambly. I kind of feel like this card needs something else but I am going to refrain from it! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Queen for a day

I created this card for 2 challenges.
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #53
Our Creative Corner-Sketch

The movie for inspiration at Cinema Saturday is Elizabeth-The Golden Age. It has been a while since I have watched this movie but I remember that Cate Blanchett does such a great job of playing the strong-willed Queen Elizabeth. I chose this lady stamp by Hot Off the Press because she is so regal looking. I masked her off and the background stamp is StampinUp. I filled in the flowers with an embossing pen and embossed it with gold. I embossed the chandelier (Queen Kat Designs) and the crown (Hampton Art). The letter stickers are Bookworks. The background paper is a specialty paper that I had in my stash. It is hard to tell but the black dots are raised felt. I added a gold, sheer ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

A Sleeping Hedgehog...

I made this card for 3 challenges.

Penny Black Week #70- Buttons and Bows
Stampin' for the Weekend-Orange, Brown and Leafy Green
Mojo Monday #107

I recently won a Penny Black Challenge so I picked out this cute little Hedgehog! Being as Daisies are my favorite flower, this stamp wasn't too hard to pick out! I colored him with Copic Markers. The rubon is SEI and I added the buttons and ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Autumn Leaves

I created this card for 2 challenges. The Ready, Steady, Stamp #7 Challenge blog was to use brown, cream and yellow ochre
distress inks on the background, you can find the tutorial on how to do this
on their blog
I also used the fun sketch at Midnight Madness Challenge Sketch #22. I created the panel using the distress ink technique on a glossy panel. I then embossed the leaves by StampinUp. I added the canvas and stapled it. I ran the background panels through the Leafy Branch Cuttlebug folder. I fastened that onto a yellow ochre pannel. I then added the leaves by Dress it Up. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Favorites-DT call for House Mouse Challenge

I made this card to try out for a Design Team spot at the House Mouse Challenge Blog. I decided to use all of my favorites! I used my favorite stamp Dragon-flying and the saying is Verve. I used my favorite patterned paper Basic Grey Wisteria. I used my favorite colors, blue and green and I also love dragonflies thus the dragonfly charms! I colored the image with Copic markers. I also added Copic markers to the saying. I also added a lot of Dazzling Diamonds to the saying, the wings, and even the Cuttlebugged green panel. I also added Prima flowers with bling in the middle. I also used my favorite sketch that I used on my last card from the Basic Grey Challenge. If I don't make the team at least I have made one of my favorite cards! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

House Mouse Challenge#53 and Basic Grey Challenge #5

The challenge for the House Mouse Challenge this week was to use buttons on your card. The Basic Grey Challenge was a sketch by Martine. The stamps I used are Relaxing Bubbles and the saying is by Tim Holtz. I colored the image with Copic markers. All patterned papers are Basic Grey Wisteria. I added the Prima flowers from Stephanne and I added the buttons. I used the sketch from the Basic Grey Challenge. Of my recent cards that I have made, I think this is my favorite! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

One last card

for World Cardmaking Day! I created this card for 2 challenges. The movie for inspiration at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is Mrs. Doubtfire. This is a funny movie but I went for the more serious side. I like Daniel's speech at the end of the movie about how family can be different like the parents being divorced but they are still family. The requirement was to make a pocket or a surprise element to your card. I had this iron on velvet house for a long time. I ironed it on the cream cardstock and added lace. The burgundy paper is ran through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. If you swing it to the side, you get some good advice about families from 7Gypsies.I used the sketch from the Inspirational Card Sketches.. This was fun to make. Thanks for stopping by!

All Sorts Challenge #21-Kraft and Midnight Madness Sketch #21

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I created this card for 2 challenges. I used the sketch at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and I used kraft paper for the All Sorts Challenge. I have always loved this sun stamp by Stampendous and I finally bought it this week. I stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with Copper embossing powder. The patterned paper is Basic Grey and the saying is a rubon by SEI. I also used copper cardstock. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #77 and Get Sketchy #8

I created this blue sparkly card for Flutterby Wednesday and Get Sketchy. For the Flutterby challenge you were supposed to use Danni's birthstone, sapphire as a color or gem along with your butterfly or fairy and I decided to do both! The stamp is Stampinbella-Madeline. I colored her with twinkling H20's and Copic markers. I rubbed Versamark on the white panel that was run through the Cuttlebug. I then embossed it with blue Zing embossing powder. The saying is a rubon by Cosmo Cricket. I added ribbon and bling by The Paper Studio. Thanks for stopping by!