Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Challenge #34 - Christmas

What a fun site having Christmas all year long so I decided to join in with their Challenge #34 over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long with a photo inspiration and anything goes week challenge. Plus this way I get more Christmas cards done for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Here is my card:
Since I just got these goodies, I figured why not use them and try to design something I can re-create fast and this is what I came up with. First I started with Spring Flowers Stencil from MFT and used white embossing paste and covered with a mix of clear embossing powder and red glitter.

Since I wanted the flowers a little more vibrant red, I colored over them with my copic red markers cleaning the glitter that was getting on my marker along the way, but it works. Marker looked fine when done.

Stamped this cute little girl from the stamp set: Jingle All the Way using my copics once again and focused on the colors of the photo inspiration (reds, green, white) and popped her up using foam mount. Sentiment came from the set Merry Messages which I just adore. 

I continued playing around and almost added the cute little Christmas tree or some other embellishment but in the end decided to leave it as is and not add more since the glitter makes this card shine and didn't want to take away from it.

Colors Used:
Face: E01, E11, R20
Har: YR21, E15, E18
Dress: R24, R27, R29
Scarf and boots: YG23, YG17, YG67

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Jingle All the Way (MFT), Merry Messages (MFT)
Cardstock: Smooth White (MFT), Cherry Cobbler (SU), X Press It Blending
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Spring Flower Stencil (MFT),Light Modeling Past (Liquitex), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Foam Mount

Monday, October 27, 2014

MFTWSC199 - Witch Way is the Candy ?

Finally back to making cards after a long time of not being able to use my right arm from a fall I had (broken), than I had to catch up on other projects for work and when I felt better I re-organized my craft area so I could see it again since I bought more goodies to play with which took a lot of time. Lots of organization which I will post soon. Thanks for letting me ramble, but now onto better things.

Wanted to join the weekly sketch card MFTWSC199 and than I saw Challenge 17 over at Always Playing with Paper for my inspiration on the color scheme but added some green, so I might try the sketch portion of the challenge since there is still time to join the fun.

Here is my card:
During my reorganization, I also took the Copic Online Card Class and absolutely loved it plus I learned so much and highly recommend it. So obviously I wanted to color something for this card and afterwards realized it covered up the squares on the right hand side from the MFTWSC199 sketch, but figured it would still work.

Here I used some retired DSP stash I had called: Frightfull Sight along with Concord Crush card stock and Peach Parfait along with this cute stamp set from My Favorite Things called: Which Way is the Candy and the matching dies to cut it out. 

For the sentiment, I used the stamp set: Trick or Sweet from My Favorite Things and stamped it using Pumpkin Pie (SU) and than decided to decorate the inside using more stamps from this set and Which Way is the Candy?

Please make sure to stop over at the challenge sites as they have talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and terrific inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: DC Trick or Sweet (MFT), Which Way is the Candy? (MFT)
Paper: Frightful Sight DSP (SU)
Cardstock: White, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake, X Press It Blending
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Pumpkin Pie (SU), Copics
Accessories:  Layered Labels (MFT), Layered Treat Bag (MFT), Which Way is the Candy Dies (MFT), White Gel Pen, 1" inch square punch (SU), and Foam Mount

Friday, July 25, 2014

VLV July Week 3 & Curtain Call - Thank You

Love these sketches and so happy to be able to join for week 3 over at the Viva La Verve sketch challenge. Plus another chance to join the Diva Dare Challenge and Curtain Call challenge with anything goes. Here I was able to play with some new items I purchased awhile back and just now pulled them out.

Here is my card:
Here is some cute DSP from SU called: Fresh Prints and I must say it's one of my favorites after looking at all of the designs in the little book plus I got a chance to play with Verve's stamp set: Lean on Me. For the circle, I pulled out my Stitched Circle Stax from MFT and added this cute sentiment.

Here I colored with my copics pens since I went crazy and purchase several colors. For the reds, I used: R22, R24, R29 and for the blue I used: BG000, BG11, BG13 and for the yellow Y11, Y15 and added some glitter on top. Also, added some burlap ribbon across.

Here is the inside
Please make sure to stop over at the challenge sites as they have talented design teams which always have beautiful cards and terrific inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Lean On Me (Verve), Dream Big (Verve) - for the leaves
Paper: Fresh Prints (SU)
Cardstock: White, Coastal Cabana SU), Real Red (SU), X Press It Blending (For the flowers)
Inks: MFT Hybird Ink Black, Lucky Limeade (SU), 
Accessories:  Pierced Fishtail Flags Stax (MFT), Stitched Circle Stax (MFT), Pointed Flowers Dies Set (Verve), Dreamy Leaves Die (A cut above die by Verve), Glitter, Burlap Ribbon (SU), and Foam Mount

July Diva Dare & Curtain Call - Birthday Wishes

Spent a few weeks on organizing my supplies, colors, stamps, and dies and finally back to making some cards. This one is for the July Diva Dare and the Curtain Call challenge which is celebrating their 1 year anniversary and the challenge is Anything Goes

Here is my card:
The Diva Dare challenge this month is to create a stamped card and continue the design on the inside for a special surprise for the recipient.  Simply carry over some portion of the card front design on to the inside of your card.  

Picked up some of my favorite DSP paper: Gingham Garden and one of my favorite Verve stamp sets: Surely Goodness for the flower and sentiment. Also used the Mini Classy Label from the stamp set Borderline and than added the sentiment.

To continue on the inside, I stamped the flower using Daffodil Delight and than used the Island Indigo for the sentiment on top. The key with any challenge is to have fun, so make sure to stop over at the Curtain Call challenge and the Diva Dare if you haven't yet.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Surely Goodness (Verve), Borderline (Verve)
Paper: Gingham Garden DSP - (SU)
Cardstock: White, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade (SU)
Accessories:  Surely Goodness Dies (Verve), Mini Classy Label Die (A cut above die by Verve), Washi Tape (SU), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Monday, June 16, 2014

MFTWSC180 - Have a Super Day

Love these sketches and happy to have time to create another card. This one is MFT Weekly Sketch 180 over at My Favorite Things.

Here is my card:
Playing around with more new stuff I haven't had a chance to get and it was fun. Started with the fishnet stencil and embossed the Kraft cardstock for my background. Since I wasn't sure what images I was going to use from the stamp set: You're Super, I used the matching die-namics and cut them all out and played around.  

Here I did some second generation stamping with the building and love how it came out and than used the Sun Ray stencil to complete my background scene. Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and at the end added some basic rhinestones and added the cute sentiment from this set. Enjoying these colors and card stock.

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - CT2, CT3, GB5, GB4 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Cape and Boots - PP5, PP4, PP2
Skirt - IB1, IB2, IB3
Cuffs - CT2, GB5

Don't forget to check out the MFT Sketch challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: BB You're Super (MFT), Lrg Scale Backgrounds (MFT)
Cardstock: Sweet Tooth, Blu Raspberry, Razzle Berry, Kraft, X-Press Blending Card
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Daffodil Delight (SU)
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Fishnet Stencil (MFT), Sun Ray Stencil (MFT), BB You're Super Die-namics (MFT), Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SPDSS05 & Curtain Call- Thanks A Bunch

So happy to get some crafting time in and wanted to use one of my new stamps from the Sugar Pea Designs called: Love You Bunches and join in the challenge over at the Curtain Call with this cute inspiration photo. Here I used the sketch from the challenge SPDSS05 over at the Sugar Pea Designs.

Here is my card
I used one of my favorite papers called: Chantilly and went on to color this cute little girl for a Thank-you card for my niece along with some of my favorite dies from MFT using the inspiration photo for colors.

This was so much fun coloring and I used my prisma pencils to add some more details with her hair and cheeks. With the inspiration photo, I decided to create a flower using the Hybird Heirloom Rose from MFT and used stampin dimensionals to pop her up.  

Here are the markers I used:
Hair - FS4, TN9, TN7 
Skin - FS2, FS4, FS7, CR3
Shirt - PP5, PP4, PP2
Pants - IB1, IB2, IB3
Grass - DG2, DG3

Don't forget to check out the Sugar Pea Designs challenge as they have cute sketches and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Love You Bunches (Sugar Pea Designs)
Paper: Chantilly - (ctmh)
Cardstock: White, Black, Cotton Candy (ctmh), Blu Rasberry (MFT)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Pencils
Accessories:  Die-namics Hybird Heirloom Rose (MFT), Dispersed Dots (MFT), Oval Dies (Spellbinders), Scalloped Dies (Spellbinders), Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals (SU)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

VLVApril2014 & Curtain Call - Welcome Little One

Saw this fun sketch over at Viva La Verve, week2 and thought it would be perfect to create a little baby card and also join the Curtain Call - Confetti Crush which I've been wanting to do and saw I still have some time to join the fun.

Here is my card below:
I needed to create a baby girl welcome card and since I had the stamp set: To The Moon (Verve) out on my desk, I thought perfect!! Now looking at it, it could be for a little girl or boy with the colors. Also, my idea was to only use the Crumb Cake and Pink color scheme, but I just couldn't resist but to add in some more color.

Sequins seem to be in a trend right now and when I saw the challenge of Confetti Crush over at the Curtain Call Challenge, I knew I had do use some of my pastel sequins mix (Verve) for this card. Plus got inspiration from the cute photo and incorporated polka dots using the Seeing Dots embossing folder and the DSP paper stack - Subtles (SU).

Here are the markers I used:
Giraffe - CT2, CT3, CT4, TN7 

Don't forget to check out the Viva La Verve challenge as they always have cute sketches every week and stop over at the Curtain Call challenge if you haven't already. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: To The Moon (Verve)
Paper: Designer Series Paper Stacks - Subtles (SU)
Cardstock: White, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (all SU)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers 
Accessories:  Fishtail Flag Layers (MFT), Circle Punch 2 1/2 (SU), Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders), Starry Die (A Cut Above Verve), Pastel Sequin Mix (Verve), Seeing Dots EF (Cuttlebug), Stampin Dimensionals (SU)