Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MFTWSC238 - May Your Wishes Come True

Another cute sketch over at MFT card challenge with MFTWSC238 and one more birthday card with a little sparkle and shine for the Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge.
Here is my card:
Here I started off with using Grout Gray cardstock as my base using Blueprint 20 for the stitched rectangle. Next, I die-cut a cross stitched rectangle using white card stock and used Summer Splash cardstock to use as a mat behind it.

To add the look of grass, I first, die-cut a white piece of cardstock using the Grassy Fields die and placed took the negative piece and placed over the area where I wanted the grass. From there I sponged in the color creating the look of grass.
Created the ballons by die-cutting Birthday Balloons along with Birthday Wishes Balloons as they are a perfect to use together if you want a mat look. Colors are Daffodil, Ripe Raspberry, and Lavender Fields. Kraft cardstock for the strings. To add some details, I used the white sharpie pen and added chevron, dots, and crosses on the balloons.

For the bears, present, and sentiment, I used the stamp set called: Birthday Bears and colored them using my copic markers. Last but not least, I added some clear sequins and Wink of Stella over the present to add a little sparkle and shine.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Birthday Bears (MFT)
Card stock and Paper: White, Grout Gray, Summer Splash, Ripe Raspberry, Lavender Fields, Daffodil, Kraft (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)  
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Sour Apple (MFT), Copic Markers
Accessories:  Blueprints 20 (MFT), Cross - Stitched Rectangles (MFT), Birthday Ballons Die (MFT), Birthday Wishes Balloons Dies (MFT), Grassy Fields die (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear (Wink of Stella), Foam Mount Tape 

Monday, July 27, 2015

SSSC279 - Happy Birthday

Saw this sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch 279 and wanted to give it a try along with adding some sparkle and shine to my card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and one more for the Seize the Birthday challenge with anything goes.
Here is my card:
Started off with diecutting a stitched white base from the Blueprints 25 along with die-cutting a doily for the circle base using Dizzy Doily Duo. Next went on to create this shaker circle by die-cutting Nightshift blue cardstock with the stitched circles dies and added acetate sheet on top which than was filled with Sequins and seeds from Pretty Pink Posh. 
Added a fishtail flag using Daffodil cardstock and added the sentiment from the set: Birthday Bears. Next, I pulled out the set called Whimsical Flowers from Altenew and colored them using my copic markers and die-cut using the matching dies which than attached to the card. Last but not least, I added some clear Wink of Stella to add a little bit more sparkle to the flowers.  

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Whimsical Flowers (Altenew), Birthday Bears (MFT)
Card stock and Paper: White, Nightshift Blue, Daffodil (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)  
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers
Accessories:  Blueprints 25 (MFT), Stitched Circles Dies (SSS), Fishtail Flags (MFT), Dizzy Doily Duo (MFT), Acetate Sheet, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Clear (Wink of Stella), Foam Mount Tape 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PP254 - Special Delivery on Your Birthday!

Wanted to create another card for this challenge over at The Paper Players with PP254 and create a frame around this cute little penguin from the Sugar Pea Designs. Also, joining Seize the Birthday as they have "Anything Goes" this week where this card is Special Delivery (Birthday Wishes)

Here is my card:
To create my frame here, first I die-cut a stitched square using Blueprints 14 and next, I took the same square and placed a stitched circle in the center using Stitched circle dies from Simon Says Stamp as that would leave a stitched look on the outside of the circle. 

Next, I die-cut another circle using the same dies so that I could place that in the center where I created my background by adding some clouds first using Maliblue ink and than for the grass portion, I die cut using the Stitched Snow Drifts and Jellybean Green cardstock. and added that to the background.

Colored in this adorable penquin from the stamp set: Happy Mail using my copic markers. Since, I wanted to create some depth to the frame look, I added some craft foam under the white square to raise it up, but before that, I added the sentiment from the same set. Next, I popped up this little penquin as well using foam mount and added some enamel dots to finish it off.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Happy Mail (SugarPeaDesigns)
Card stock and Paper: White, Black, Jellybean Green (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)  
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers, Maliblue (SSS), Wild Cherry Ink (MFT)
Accessories:  Blueprints 14 (MFT), Stitched Circles Dies (SSS), Enamel Dots, Craft Foam, Foam Mount Tape 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sending Hugs to Someone Special

Love the challenge this week over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog with  "Get in Shape". They don't mean diet and excercise, just no squares or rectangles. Therefore, I came up with this below. 

Here is my card:
It's been a long time since I made an easel card, but this was so much fun to make and wanted to create something special for a dear friend of mine, so went on to create this card. Here is the view when the card is sitting up.

 This is the top view of the card using several products. Started off with die-cutting a Cross Stitched Circle where I created the background by sponging on the color for the grass and sky. Next, added in the sentiment from the set: Big Scripty Greetings

Afterwards, I colored in this cute little girl from the set: PI Heart Bouquet using my copic markers where I than added foam mount underneath and popped her up. For the scallop circle card, I used the Bigz Die called: Circle Scallop along with Wild Cherry cardstock

Inside of the card:
For the inside, I cut out another Cross Stitched circle and than another circle using from the new MFT paper pack Dots & Strips. Also, to decorate the inside of the card, I used Modern Blooms stamp set where I popped up the flowers using foam mount so that when you open the card, it acts as a placement stand. 

Once again, here is the finished look when the card is closed. Almost forgot, added some white details to the hearts with dots and stripes. As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, please go take a look to see all the fabulous inspiration and creativity.



Monday, July 20, 2015

PP254 Using Frames - Happy Birthday Mom!!

Saw this fabulous challenge over at The Paper Players with PP254 and just had to play as I love frames. Also, joining Seize the Birthday as they have "Anything Goes" this week. This card is for my sweet Mother who's birthday is today. I hope she has a fantastic day!
Here is my card:
Here I started by cutting out a Stitched frame using Kraft cardstock and Stitched Rectangles Dies by Simon Says Stamps. Next, I went on to create this background by using some of my newest inks I got from Simon called Jellybean, Maliblue, and Rosie Cheeks. Afterwards, I used my mister and sprayed some mixture of water and Perfect Pearls. To finish it, I added some white drops using my distress paint and a waterbrush.
Afterwards, I added this adorable sentiment from their Color of Fun release called: Big Scripty Greetings. Next, I got my hands on these gorgegous flowers from Altenew set called: Vintage Flowers that I recently purchased and created three different colored flowers in Pink, Yellow, and Blue. Final touch was to use some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, please go take a look to see fabulous inspiration and creativity.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Big Scripty Greetings (SSS), Vintage Flowers (Altenew)
Card stock and Paper: White, Kraft (MFT),    
Inks: Black Licorice Hybird (MFT), Jellybean, Maliblue, Rosie Cheeks(SSS), 
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Distress Paint (Picket Fence), Sequins(PPP), Foam Mount

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy Mail - Thanks for Being So Wonderful

Wanted to say "Thank-you" to my wonderful Instagram friends for thinking of me and creating so many wonderful Get Well Cards and can't thank them enough for the sweetness and thoughfulness. They are so fabulous and appreciate each and everyone of them. Also, joining one more time with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Furry Friends".

Here is my card
Pulled out this cute stamp set from Wplus9 called: Happy Mail and decided to switch it up a bit and watercolor this scene. Than, die cut a Stitched square using Dark Chocolate cardstock from SSS to use as a mat behind it. Afterwards, I popped it up using craft foam

Added some Doddlebug paper from the Sugar Shoppe pad at the bottom which I die cut using the Horizontal Stitched Strips from MFT. I must say water coloring is so much fun and relaxing for me. I would call it theraputic. For this card, I used a combination of my Spectrum Aqua and Zig Clean Color Brushes.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, please go take a look to see fabulous inspiration and creativity.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Happy Mail (Wplus9)
Card stock and Paper: White, Dark Chocolate (SSS), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion), Sugar Shoppe (Doodlebug Design)   
Inks: Black Licorice Hybird (MFT), Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Accessories: Stitched Squares (SSS), Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT), Craft Foam

Sunday, July 12, 2015

MFTWSC236 - Sending Hugs and Smiles

Love this sketch over at MFT Card Challenge MFTWSC236 and wanted to create a special card for Kathy over at The Daily Marker and giving her a thumbs up for all the times she demonstrates and shows us in her videos the different techniques one can do with coloring and different mediums. She is fabulous and so sweet to also show us tricks and tips. I say "Wonderful teacher"

Here is my card:
As I was doing this card, I found myself converting this into a 5 x 5 card instead of an A2 which gave me a chance to use my Blueprints 14 frame using Sweet Tooth cardstock. To add a mat base under, I grabbed Black Licorice cardstock. Next, I used the biggest Stiched Jumbo Fishtail Banner die along with Sno Cone cardstock for the center main attraction. Kraft cardstock was added to each side. 

Next, I pulled out the In Bloom: Addie's Garden from Winnie & Walter and colored in these flowers and leaves with my Copic marker. For the sentiment, I used The Big, the Bold, and Friends along with the the Stitched Circles from Simon Says Stamps. To finish off this card, I added some sequins. I have another idea with this sketch as well as it's so cute.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge sites, please go take a look to see fabulous inspiration and creativity.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: The Big, the Bold and Friends (Winne &Walter), In Bloom: Addie's Garden (Winnie & Walter)
Card stock and Paper: Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Sno Cone, Black Licorice (MFT), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)  
Inks: Black Licorice Hybird (MFT), Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 14 (MFT), Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner (MFT), Stitches Circles (SSS), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Craft Foam, Foam Mount Tape