Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Penny Black Christmas

It has been a long time since I have entered the Penny Black Challenge. I missed using their cute images. Here are the challenges for this card.
Penny Black #179  -Red and Embossing
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #131
Stamping Sisters in Christ #117-use a bird
Stamptacular Sunday #140-Anything Christmas
2 Sister #167- Holiday
The paper is The Paper Studio and I embossed the white panel with the Snowflake embossing folder. I colored this Penny Black image with Copic markers and I added glitter. The saying is Verve. I added punched leaves, a flower and gems. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The start of the Christmas cards!

Well, Thanksgiving is over so now it is time to start on Christmas cards. I usually design 3 cards and make about 15 of each design. I kind of like this one but will probably make it standard rectangle for cheaper postage! The CASE study card that I used for inspiration is here:
Here is my card:

Here are the challenges:
CASE Study #67 
Play Date Cafe #108-Copper, Tumeric, Maroon
Paper Crafting Journey-Anything Goes

The reindeer stamp is Bo Bunny and the background stamp and saying is StampinUp. I ran the copper panel through the Argyle embossing folder. The Reindeer is embossed with Copper embossing powder and the saying is embossed with red. I colored the deer with a Copic marker after embossing. Hope that everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #109-Warm and Fuzzy Guest Design Team Card

Good morning! I had a busy weekend! Last Thursday was my birthday and I basically had a week long celebration! My husband took me to a Bob Seger concert (it was great!) then my daughter and daughter in law took me to see the Breaking Dawn movie and then I went on a bus tour to see the Biltmore House in North Carolina with some friends from work! It was decorated for Christmas and very beautiful! I created this card in between doing all of that! This is my last card as a Guest Design Team Member for November at the House Mouse and Friends Challenge. The theme for this fortnight is Warm and Fuzzy. Here is my card.
I colored this very sweet image with Copic markers. The papers are K&Co Basic Grey and Scenic Route. The saying is Hero Arts and the little flowers around the image are Stamp Tapestry. I added punched flowers, greenery and gems for the middles. I had fun being a Guest Design Team Member at The House Mouse and Friends Challenge. Go check out the awesome talent of the Design Team and join us with some Warm Fuzzies!
I used the sketch at Inspirational Sketch Challenge #140  .
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The One Stop Craft Challenge-Color Theme-Blue-Design Team Card

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! The challenge for this week is to use the color blue. The sponsor is Sassy Studio Design. Here is my card that I have used a digital image that was generously donated by them!
I have colored it with Copic markers. The papers are Authentique. I embossed the earrings and bracelets with silver embossing powder and the blue sparkle around the picture is blue gitter embossing powder. The saying is a digital stamp colored with Copic markers and I used the blue glitter embossing powder on it also. I added a punched vine and a  flower. Go check out The One Stop Craft Challenge and check out my fellow Design Team Members projects. They have done an awesome job!
I have used the sketch at The Midnight Madness Sketch #130

Friday, November 18, 2011


Here is the card for inspiration at The CASE Study Challenge #66..
I love to ink and emboss so I loved this card. Here is my take on it.

I rubbed blue and yellow ink on a glossy panel. The stamps are StampinUp, embossed with black embossing powder. The stars are yellow embossing powder. I am also entering this in The Crafts and Me Challenge #61-Simples.Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 7, 2011

House and Friends Monday Challenge #108-Thankful Cards-Guest Design Team Card

The wonderful women at The House Mouse and Friends Challenge Blog invited me to be a Guest Design Team member for the Month of November. The theme for this fortnight is Thankfulness. Just use a House Mouse, Gruffy or Happy Hopper on your project along with a Thank you of some sort. They are giving out a prize for 2 winners this month!  Here is my card.
I went a little simple with this card. I stamped the image on the white panel. I cut the pink and yellow panel with the Cuttlebug Spellbinder and added it to the white panel with pop dots. The saying is Hero Arts. I added a butterfly, flower and gems.I added glitter to the rose. Go check out The House Mouse and Friends because the Design Team have awesome talent!
I am also entering this into the CASE Study #64  I used the same design.  I also used the colors at The Play Date Cafe #106-Grey, Yellow, Pink.  The theme at Flutterby Wednesday #178  is Thankful so this fits my card also! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

3 is a Magic Number!

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge but this one is special! For Challenge #156 Blogiversary  the theme is 3 is the Magic Number because it is our Blogversary! The One Stop Craft Challenge is 3 years old! Happy Birthday! To celebrate, all of the Design Team Members are creating projects with element of 3 on it. Our sponsors this week are The Stamp Fairy, Robyns Fetish, Kenny K, Tiffany Doodles and Limited Runs and The One Stop Craft Shop. They have donated some fabulous prizes! My 3's are 3 balloons, 3 butterflies, 3 flowers, 3 patterned papers.
This digital image is Barry Balloons from the Sponsor-The Stamp Fairy. They generously gave the design team an image to play with! I colored Barry with Copic markers. I added glossy effects to the balloons to make them shiny. The papers are Basic Grey, The Paper Studio, and Doodlebug. I added flowers, butterflies and gems. I decorated the inside of this card also. The saying is Verve and the rest are rubons by Colorbok. Go to The One Stop Craft Challenge #156 and check out what all of the Design Team members have created and join us for our celebration!
I used the sketch at The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #128
Truly Scrumptious #69-Bingo Time-Gems, Flowers, Die Cuts/Punches.
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes with a bit of bling