Sunday, February 28, 2010

Toadily Happy

I have created this card for 3 Challenges.

Penny Black Challenge #90-a sketch
The Play Date Cafe #18-black, white and a splash of teal
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #20-Clean it up

This frog is a cute little Penny Black stamp, colored with Copic markers.The saying is Penny Black also. The patterned paper is Rusty Pickle. I ran the black and white panels through the Heart Block and Wave embossing folders. I added teal gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Loads of Love!

I have created this card for 4 challenges

Colour Create #39-Red, Black and Off White
Stamp Something-Recipe Somethings-use ribbon, designer paper and buttons
Midnight Madness Challenge #42
Quixotic Challenges #15-One for the Boys

This is a StampinUp set that has been around for a while but I still love it! I colored it with Copic markers and inked the edges. The papers are Rusty Pickle and I added buttons and ribbon. I haven't had a lot of time to make cards because I have been going to high school girls basketball games. The team that my son helps coach won the Semi-State yesterday and next weekend they are going to the State! Go Lady Eagles! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Irish Blessing

The movie for inspiration this week at Cinema Saturday #67 is Tristan and Isolde. My husband had to work over tonight so I watched about half of it on the internet. I am not too keen about finishing it because I think Tristan dies in the end:( Anyway, she is from Ireland and he is from Britain which are at war. I thought that this Irish Blessing would be appropriate. The birds represent Tristan and Isolde.

I used stamps from 4 different companies. The birds are StampinUp. The Irish Blessing is My Sentiments Exactly! The scene on the inside is A Stamp in the Hand Co. and the saying on the inside is Verve. I used green craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The birds are stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white. I ran the sides of the card with the Argyle embossing folder with the Cuttlebug and rubbed silver on it. I also used green silver paper. This is a gate fold card. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A gate-fold, tag, House Mouse card

I created this card for 4 challenges.

House Mouse Challenge #68-a multi-fold card
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #18-Do the Mess Around
Basic Grey #14-a color combo-maroon, pink and lemon
Allsorts Challenge week 40-a tag, ticket or label

This card opens in the middle thus having 2 folds. I stamped the image on a tag and colored it with Copic markers. The pearls are Basic Grey and so is the patterned paper Two Scoops. I sponged around the edges of the tag. I added ribbon and the saying is a sticker. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a Purrfect Day!

I have created this card for 3 challenges.

Penny Black Challenge #89-a colour combo
Stamp Something-a touch of Spring Somethings
Stampin' for the Weekend-It's Sketch time

The color combo for the Penny Black Challenge is pink, green and yellow. I stamped the Penny Black image and colored it with Copic markers. The saying is Penny Black also. The green paper is Basic Grey and the pink paper is Doodlebug. I cut out the flower with my Cuttlebug and added the pink flowers, metal centers and leaves cut with my Martha Stewart punch and a sheer green ribbon. This was fun to make! At least the sun is shining today and melting the snow! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Love Fairy

I created this card for 4 challenges.

The Play Date Cafe #17-Dark Brown, Red and Linen
Flutterby Wednesday #97-use a fairy, butterfly or angel and hearts
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #41
Belli Challenge #85-use butterflies or dragonflies

I have been using a lot of red lately! Maybe to get out of this "I am tired of snow funk"! This stamp is Faerie Song Art Stamps. I stamped it twice with brown Stazon and added the red to the white panel.I sponged the brown Stazon on the edges. The paper is SEI. I ran the red panels through the Leafy Cuttlebug folder and add brown Stazon with a Q-tip. I added the Love sticker and heart buttons. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happiness is...

It snowed over a foot of snow today. Too bad that I had to go to work, I would have liked to stay home and make cards all day! I did create this card for 3 challenges.

365 Cards-Day 352 Gloria's sketch
Play Date Cafe # 16-lavender, red and silver
Just Us Girls #20-Technique Challenge

I have tried this negative technique before and I love the look of it. I stamped and embossed this stamp by American Art Stamps. I cut them in half and combined them. The saying is Queen Kat Designs that I embossed in silver. I ran the lavender panel through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Folder. I added the specialty paper and the bow. These colors are hard to combine! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Girl Power!

Well, I finally made time to make a card for some challenges this weekend! My daughter's birthday is today so we took her out for supper and I have been working on her invitations for her wedding reception. I hope that everyone had a Happy Valentines Day! Here are the challenges:

Cinema Saturday #66-Clueless-use plaid
Colour Create Challenge #38-red, white, dark brown and pink
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #40

The movie for inspiration at the Cinema Saturday Challenge this week is Clueless. This is such a fun movie. It is so funny watching the 16 year olds at Beverly Hills and the "problems" they have, especially trying to get their driver's license! My inspiration for this card is Cher, the main character. She took care of her Dad and her friends, did volunteer work and even ended up falling in love! This image is from Penny Black that my friend Sue stamped for me, coloured with Copic markers. Sorry that Cher has short hair! The saying is a sticker. The plaid paper is Keeping Memories Alive and I added red gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

a smiley frog...

I created this card for 3 challenges.

The Play Date Cafe #15-dark brown, light brown, blue and green
Penny Black Challenge #87-pins and pearls
Basic Grey #13-a sketch by Martine

I colored this cute Penny Black image with Copic markers. I also colored the green flower and flower pin with Copics also to match the colors that I used. I ran the blue panel through the Cuttlebug folder. The patterned paper is Basic Grey Origins. I added the green pearls. The saying is a rubon. Thanks for stopping by!

I believe in fairies!

Here is a Valentine fairy card that I created for the following challenges.

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #39
Stampin' for the Weekend-Valentines Themed
Stamp Something-Love Somethings
Quixotic Challenge #12- I believe in Fairies
Allsorts Challenge#38- Distressed with buttons and bows
Flutterby Wednesday #95

This is a digital image by Michelle Perkett. I colored it with Copic markers. I distressed the white heart and inked it and ran it through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug. I also ran the red panel through the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. The stamp is Queen Kat Designs. I dressed the white flowers with red ink. I added red button hearts, punched leaves and red and white bows and a white ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Guest Designer for the Cinema Saturday Challenge Blog-Sleepless in Seattle

I was so excited when Brooke and Sankari chose my Love Remains the Same card based on the movie-Australia for the Audrey award. I was the Guest Designer for this week's Cinema Saturday Challenge. The movie for inspiration is Sleepless in Seattle. This card opens in the middle and the MAGIC is the inside of the card.

Sleepless in Seattle really is one of my favorite movies. I love how Annie tries to figure out if she truly loves Walter. I think it is so funny when her brother tells her that his wife told him that they either had to get married or break up! Her mother tells her that it was like Magic and when Sam explains how he touched his wifes hand to help her out of the car, it was like Magic! That is the inspiration for my card. I think when we meet the person that we are meant to be with, deep down, you know that this is the one. I can't say that when my husband touched my hand that it was Magic but I probably knew and I grew to love him deeply!

This isn't my usual romantic card. I created a fun card because this movie is fun along with being romantic! For the front of the card I printed the hands from the internet and colored them with Copic markers. I also printed the saying from the computer. The patterned paper is Teresa Collins. I ran the grey, pink, heart and cameo through different Cuttlebug folders. The cameos are from a stamp made by Stamps Happens, Inc. I colored them in with an embossing pen and embossed them with black embossing powder and cut them out.

For the inside of the card, the stamp is Queen Kat Designs. The red chipboard letters are Marcella attached to silver Prisma paper. The rabbit is an old Easter die cut. The paper pieced hat, wand and flowers are my own design. I added punched stars and lips. I had a great time creating this card! Thanks to Brooke and Sankari for giving me this opportunity!