Sunday, July 31, 2011

Je T'aime - A CAS-ual Fridays Challenge card...

I am suffering from withdrawal...I have not made a card for 2 months...hopefully all the stored up creativity can be put to good use now!  I have been wanting to make a card for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge since it started...they are now on challenge 13 - oh boy...

This week's challenge is to make a 4" x 9" first time making one of this size!

I cut out the sentiment "Je T'aime" with my Silhouette and distressed the edges with Ranger Distress Ink (vintage photo).  I adhered the sentiment to a panel of kraft cardstock (SU), also distressed with the same ink.  I cut a piece of lacy ribbon I had in my stash, coloured it a bit with some brown & green copics to dirty it up, tied the end with some linen thread (SU) and adhered it under the sentiment.  The kraft panel is mounted to some yummy bermuda Damask Shimmer Couture cardstock from A muse studio.

So happy to have made a card...finally!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm Sew Excited!

Moxie Fab World's current challenge is "I'm Sew Excited"...using sewing icons on a project.  My card uses a needle threaded with baker's twine.

I stamped the needle on a scrap of ivory paper and poked a hole in the eye as well as a hole just above the eye to thread the twine through.  I stamped the sentiment then I used teeny dabs of glue to strategically adhere the twine.  The right edge is finished with pinking shears.  I don't really card for sewing in real life, but threading this needle was fun!

Paper: (orange gingham & watermelon) a muse studio, (pure luxury ivory) GinaK, (basic black) SU
Ink: (noir black) palette hybrid, (tea dye) PTI
Stamps: (quilter's sampler) PTI
Accessories: (tangerine baker's twine) The Twinery, pinking shears, (pop dots) ANM, (corner chomper) WeRMemoryKeepers

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gallery Idol - Season Five...Congratulations...

I have been storing up creative energy for can see my last post was in May, and that was for cards made back in the winter time!!  When Paper Crafts posted the Gallery Idol competition, with a grand prize being a Paper Crafts cruise in November, that was pretty good incentive to get busy!  The theme for the first round is Congratulations.  I have two entries to share with you today...there is still time (deadline is July 4th), so I may make a few more yet...

 I haven't mentioned it here, but I recently decided to sell my Cricut and I bought a Silhouette SD to replace it.  What I love about the Silhouette is that I can download designs instantly whenever the mood strikes me (most are 99 cent downloads!) and I can cut out any true-type fonts that I have on my computer - no cartridges!  It was Carly that got me started thinking about getting one back when we were on the Splitcoaststampers CAS DT together and she made this card.

I used my Silhouette for both of these - I had the idea for two thumbs up in my head, and wouldn't you know, they had the shape in the Silhouette store...I also cut out the prize ribbon and the w's on it.  I am very happy about both of these designs...there are over 200 cards already submitted and that number is sure to increase before the deadline - competition is fierce...wish me luck ;-)

"Good Job" Supplies:
Stamps:  (School Days ) a muse studio
Paper: (winter sky) a muse studio, (pure luxury white) GinaK, (basic black) SU
Ink: (noir black) Palette hybrid
Die cuts (hand-2) Silhouette 
Accessories:  (corner chomper) We R Memory Keepers, (twinkle stickers) a muse studio, (pop dots) ANM

"Wow" Supplies:
Stamps:  (congratulations MA) a muse artstamps
Ink: (charcoal) Palette Hybrid, (tea dye, black soot) Ranger Distress
Paper: (pure luxury white) GinaK, (basic black) SU, (buttercup, bermuda shimmer couture, orange shimmer couture) a muse studio
Die Cuts: (ribbon pinwheel, w) Silhouette
Accessories; pop dots (ANM)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Paper Crafts Card Creations 9...

Did you get your copy yet?  I got mine in the mail from Paper Crafts the other day - I am excited that they chose 2 of my projects for this special issue.  It is full of amazing and inspiring cards for many occasions - I highly recommend you go out and buy it - you won't be disappointed!

Here is one of my cards that you'll find in this issue - the other one is on page 34.

Hope you have a super day! I am off to the nursery with my mom to buy her flowers for her pots for Mother's Day...

Paper:  A muse (winter sky), Stampin Up! (yoyo yellow, real red), XpressIt Blending Cardstock (Copic)
Ink:  palette hybrid noir black, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  A muse (cityscape, superhero, super day)
Accessories:  copic markers, pop dots (all night media), ribbon (supreme laces), Cricut (doodletype cartridge)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Crepe Bouquet

I am getting this one done under the wire...I love the bouquet featured in this week's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World...any hand-tied bouquet is gorgeous in my books.

Crepe Paper Bouquet from Martha Stewart
I decided to make my own hand-tied bouquet on a card....

Because of the softness of the photo, I chose vellum as my card base.  I used a piece of tissue paper I had saved and die cut multiple layers of flowers, crumpling them up and attaching them together with a brad.  I ran a ribbon through a few holes on the bottom of a scrap of ivory paper and tucked some green tissue paper underneath for the ties.  Edging and rounded corners as well as a flourishy sentiment complete the look.


Stamps:  Spiral Bouquet (PTI)
Paper:  chiffon yellow (A muse studio), pure ivory (GinaK), vellum, tissue paper
Ink:  peeled paint (Ranger distress)
Accessories:  scallop trim border punch (SU), corner chomper (WeRMemory Keepers), Bigz Island Floral die (Sizzix), olive twill ribbon (SU), yellow brad (BasicGrey)

Happy Easter!

Now that the Easter Bunny has visited we could open a chocolate shop...nice to have a few days off even if we have strep throat and a nasty cough in the house...

Enjoy your Easter!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: A Burst of Blooms

I made a last minute card for this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World.

I found some really cool trim at a local fabric warehouse a few weeks ago and it is perfect for this challenge.  The trim itself is off-white, but easily coloured with copics using some of the colour combos found in the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment on a card base with rounded corners, then I grounded a strip of the flower trim with an ivory scalloped base and adhered it to the card base.  I love how quick and easy this was to make!

Enjoy your day!  Thanks for stopping by...

Paper:  watermelon (A muse studio), vintage cream (PTI)
Stamps:  Eat Cake (PTI)
Ink:  fired brick distress (Ranger)
Accessories:  scallop edge punch (SU), corner chomper (WeR Memory Keepers), flower trim (NST), copics