Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Black and yellow bird card

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I made this card these colors for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday. And I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers. And I tried my hand at decorating the inside of this card.

Inkadinkado ('Quartet' and 'A little bird told me')
Penny Black Salutations (happy birthday)
Papermania paper
crochet flower (made by me)
whisper markers
Sakura Tiara pens
black cardstock

Friday, 25 September 2009

Cotton Candy Bird Card

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It might be hard to tell but I colored the birdies with Sakura Tiara gel pens, so they're very sparkly. I also stitched along the bottom paper, as well as doodle stitched. I'm really loving making crochet flowers; I've even made a little leaf for this one as well.

I decided to fit this card for Basic Grey Challenges (embossing) and Simon Says Challenge (stitches). It was a pleasure to use this fabulous sketch from Mojo Monday; it's a fabulous sketch.

Inkadinkado stamp (Duet 98419-K)
Basic Grey papers (Two Scoops)
Sakura Tiara gel pens
Cuttlebug folder (Swiss Dots)
crochet flower and leaf (made by me)
circle punch (1.5")

***If mixing challenges is not allowed, please let me know; I'm pretty sure it's ok for these challenges.***

Penny Black lace and pearls

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The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday challenge is lace and pearls. I also used the sketch from icsketches.

And as I was aiming for those I also met the challenges over at Color Create (pinks and chocolate), Our Creative Corner (pinks, white, and chocolate), Whimsy (buttons), and Secret Crafters (for the girls).

Penny Black stamp set "Critter Party"
Autumn Leaves paper
Prima pearls
crochet flowers (made by me)
lacy ribbon

***If mixing challenges is not allowed, please let me know; I'm pretty sure it's ok for these challenges.***

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Happy Halloween: Knight Charlie card

The "happy halloween" and the pumpkins are on light green foil (I hope you can tell- it's very shiny and looks mint chocolate chip ice cream, mmm). I made this for the "neon and black" challenge over at Color Create challenges.

Whiff of Joy stamp: Knight Charlie
Inque Boutique stamps: Happy halloween set (swirls/stars and pumpkins)
Quickutz Bright alphabet dies (from Merry & Bright set)
Sakura pens
gems stars (colored with green Sharpie marker)
Whisper markers
color pencils
the striped black paper is the kind designed for gel pens
Stampin' Up color spritzer

Sunday, 20 September 2009

One Color Card: Purple

Here's my purple one-color-card using the sketch from Stamp with fun. This sketch was really fun but a little to simple for my small image, so I added a little variation with a shorter front of the card.
Penny Black clear set: "Critter party"
DCWV papers
various ribbon
lilac pearl card blank

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cute Christmas card

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Bentley Bear is adorable; I especially love the little cat in this stamp. And since he's a teddy bear it fits today's One Stop Craft challenge of "Beary Nice." Gotta love teddy bears!

Bentley Bear clear stamp set from "Cardmaking & Papercraft" October magazine
Studio g "Happy Christmas" stamp
Scenic Route paper
color pencils
whisper markers

A husband is...

A husband is someone you can give candy to even after it's been in your mouth.

Friday, 18 September 2009

My cards and my style

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ABC challenge is looking for new additions to their design team. Check it out. So I've picked three cards of mine to highlight. It is such a challenge to choose favorites from my cards. When I finish a card, it usually becomes my favorite until I make the next card; I've picked three cards that have been favorites of mine for a while.

I chose the card on the left, because I love how it came together. This orange card is the first of my self-imposed challenge of "One Color Cards." So far I've made 5 out of 7 Penny Black "one color cards" this summer - It's going to make a rainbow when it's finished.

The middle card is one of my top-three, because it's exactly as I pictured it when I first got the idea. Perfect for my little niece. And it was so much fun to color a variety of animals for the same card.

The card on the right is nearly a year old, but it sits out on my desk because I love it so much. My favorite color is orange - seeing it anywhere makes me happy. Orange and blue - that's just classic!

Looking at all my cards, I would say my style is definitely colorful, mostly cute, and pretty tidy (I think a lot before gluing anything down).

Whiff of Joy: Rogue Charlotte

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This sketch was the challenge over at Whiff of Joy challenge blog. It was difficult for me to use - way too many layers for me (so I took one out). This is the first time I've used Rogue Charlotte; coloring her was fun.
Whiff of Joy: Rogue Charlotte
Scenic Route papers
Prima flowers

Thursday, 17 September 2009

HoHoHo card

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This is the first time I've tied string around ribbon, instead of knotting it.

Hero arts sparkle clear H and O
QuicKutz holly leaves
red buttons

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

My crochet flower - check it out!

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I'm really pleased how I colored Willow. I mainly used colored pencils, but a little bit of marker, too. However, I'm really happy with my crochet flower; I'm definitely going to make more of these. I chose orange and teal to fit the challenge at Whiff of Joy challenges; I love orange!

Whiff of Joy stamp: Willow with cookies
Stampin' Up stamps (message from 'Delight in Life', texture on teal from 'A little bit of happiness')
Daisy D's paper
color pencils
Whisper markers
2.5mm crochet hook
embroidery thread
flower pattern from Jan Eaton's 'The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques'

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Willow with Umbrella

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I made this card to fit two challenges. The Whiff of Joy challenge was to add bling to my project, so I used glitter and gems. I also used (and tweaked) this sketch from Friday Sketchers:

Whiff of Joy stamp: Willow with umbrella
Dovecraft/Studio g stamp: star from mini Xmas set
October Afternoon paper
Whisper markers
various cardstock
red sharpie marker (to color gems)