Monday, May 4, 2015

MFTWSC226 & SSS - Happy Mother's Day

Trying my best to recover from an injury I had causing lots of pain and was hard to make cards laying down so went missing for a bit on card making, so please bare with me while I get back to 100% and getting there to catch up to speed.

Moving on to better things, joining this week's MFTWSC226 over at MFT Card Challenges along with SSS Work It Wednesday April 2015 to incorporate something yellow and joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes".
Here is my card:
Got some new stuff so decided to play and came up with this card for Mother's Day since it's coming around the corner and need to get a move on it. Here I started with Blueprints 13 along with some Grout Gray card stock. 

Next, I used one of the new colors I received called Summer Splash along with Simply Circle Background and went with a tone on tone look. 
Colored in these gorgeous tulips from the set: Spring Tulips using my copic markers and than went on to create this tag. Die cut a stitched tag in white and than used the same tag to cut a smaller portion using Tickled Pink

Pulled out my stitched scallop border die and used it on the pink to give it a decorated edge look. For the sentiment, I used the set: Smitten with You since I wanted to create a Mother's Day card. Added some hemp and clear button to finish off this card. 

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.  

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Spring Tulips (MFT), Smitten With You (MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Ticked Pink, Grout Grey (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Stitched Tags (MFT), Stitched Scallop Borders (MFT), Spring Tulips Die (MFT), Hemp cord, Button, Foam Mount

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MFTWSC224 - Happy Birthday Sunshine

Wanted to play with some NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff) that has been sitting around so pulled out this cute stamp set called: Everyday Is A Picnic and playing with the MFTWSC224 sketch over at MFT Card Challenges and one more card for the Simon Says Stamp Wed challenge of backgrounds.
Here is my card:
Changed up my color combination again and this time using some Grout Grey with Orange Fizz and Sour Apple. It's always good to experiment and see how colors change a scene and design. As always, used my Blueprints 13 for the base stitched mat. Also used Blueprints 5 for the center rectangles.

To create the background, I wanted a tone on tone look so used Grout Gray ink and Gingham Background stamp as my base and than used my Copic markers to color in some sky and grass for the middle. 

Used some foam mount under this cute little girl to add some dimension and Glossy Accents on the flowers. The sentiment is from the set: Birthday Greetings (Another NBUS). Always good to go through stamp sets and see what hasn't been used yet.

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Every Day Is A Picnic (MFT), Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Sour Apple, Orange Fizz, Grout Grey (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 5 and 13 (MFT), EveryDay Is A Picnic Dies (MFT), Glossy Accents, Stitched Scallop Borders (MFT), Foam Mount

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sending Warm Hugs on Your Birthday

Here we go again with another challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge which is to create your own background. Plus joining WPlus9 Throwback Thursday #3 and Seize The Birthday.
Here is my card:
Finally got a chance to play and color this sweet little girl from the stamp set called: Miss You Lots which I've been wanting to do for a long time now. Also, played with making a background to keep it as a one layer card. Still practicing with grounding so bare with me on this.

Here I used my Blueprints #20 along with Pink Lemonade card stock as my base. Than used some foam mount under the Berrylicious cardstock to give this card some dimension. The sentiment is from the set: Winter Pals and to finish this card, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

As always, if you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Miss You Lots (WPlus9), Winter Pals (WPlus9)
Card stock: Smooth White, Pink Lemonade, Berrylicious (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 20 (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Foam Mount

Monday, April 13, 2015

MFTWSC223 - Spring Flower Thank-You card

Wanted to make a "thank-you" card for someone super sweet and also wanted to try out this cute sketch MFTWSC223 over at the MFT Card Challenges along with Simon Says Wednesday Challenge of "Spring or April Showers".
 Here is my card:
Changed my color combination this time around and used some newer colors from MFT with Peach Bellini, Persimmon, Lemon Chiffon to give it more of a spring feel. Background is made up with some Blu Raspberry card stock along with the Polka Dot cover up.

Played around with this cute flower from the Gerbera Daisy Die and added some Layered Leaves using Gumdrop Green card stock. Cut up several "thank" and "you" sentiments and stacked them together to get more dimension to it along with Chocolate Brown as my top layer.   
Couldn't resist but to color this cute little girl using my Copic markers from the stamp set: You Have My Heart and add her to this spring card. If you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see all the wonderful ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: You have My Heart (MFT),
Card stock: Smooth White, Blu Raspberry, Peach Bellini, Persimmon, Gumdrop Green, Chocolate Brown, Kraft Lemon Chiffon (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 21 (MFT), Polka Dot Cover Up Die (MFT), Gerbera Daisy (MFT), Thank-You Die-namics (MFT), Circle Stax (MFT), Layered Leaves (MFT), Foam Mount

Saturday, April 11, 2015

SPDSS23 - Fairy Sweet

Wanted to play and have some fun coloring and couldn't resist but to use this cute sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs SPDSS23 along with this adorable stamp set and join the challenge along with Seize the Birthday challenge and Just Us Girls Challenge JUGS288 which is a shaker card.
Here is my card: 
Absolutely love this stamp set called: Fairy Sweet and have been wanting to use it for awhile now so went on to make this a square size shape since I wanted to also add in a shaker element for someone special who's birthday is coming up along with this cute sentiment from the set: Special Delivery.

For the background, I cut out several heart borders and added it to the Blu Raspberry card stock to add some dimension and embossed look. Than went on to cut out a Square Frame using Ripe Raspberry card stock and another one using Stitched Squares dies to put on top. Perfect fit. 

Added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and little hearts from the hearts border die to fill up this little square. Last but not least added some Wink of Stella on her wings and starts.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Fairy Sweet (SPD), Special Delivery (SPD)
Card stock: Smooth White, Ripe Raspberry, Blu Raspberry (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Ripe Raspberry (MFT), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprint 8 (MFT), Square Frames (MFT), Stitched Squares (SSS), Hearts Border (Sugar Cuts), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Foam Mount

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

MFTWSC222 - Wish Big on Your Birthday

Joining the fun with this cute sketch over at the MFT Card Challenges with MFTWSC222 and got to color in one of my favorite images from the You Have My Heart stamp set along with joining Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge where they are celebrating their 6th birthday. 
Here is my card:
I started off with some Kraft card stock under the Modern Morocco background and than used the Stitched Circles using Blu Raspberry to create this circle to add some color around the sentiment.  

Colored this cute little girl using my Copic markers once again and added some little white dots to her top using white sharpie. Sentiment came from the stamp set: Delicious Birthday which I love since it has some many birthday sayings in it.

If you haven't already checked out the challenge site, go check them out to see wonderful ideas and inspiration. 

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: You have My Heart (MFT), Delicious Birthday(MFT)
Card stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Ripe Raspberry (MFT), Blu Raspberry (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Stitched Fishtail Flags (MFT), Stitched Circles, Modern Morocco (MFT), Foam Mount

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy Birthday with a Shaker

When I saw The Challenge was celebrating "1" year anniversay, over at Always Playing with Paper, I wanted to join the fun as well with The Challenge #28 and make another shaker card with these cute elephants. Also, joining Seize Your Birthday.

Here is my card:
Here I used my Blueprints #4 to help me out and get started to see if I could get two elephants in one on top of the other and worked perfect from the stamp set called: Unforgettable. Also, I wanted to get a couple more days in on coloring for the Daily Marker 30 day challenge so used my Copic Markers once more on this.

Added some dots using my texture paste and Tiny Dots Stencil and than used one of the hearts to add my sentiment on. Last but not least added some more Pretty Pink Posh sequins on top to finish this off.

If you haven't already checked out the challenge sites, go check them out to see wonderful ideas and inspiration.  

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Unforgetable (Wplus9),
Cardstock: Smooth White, Steel Blue, Bubblegum (MFT), Lemon Chiffon (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers,
Accessories: Blueprints 4 (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Tiny Dot Stencil (SSS), Texture Paste (Ranger), Foam Mount