Saturday, January 28, 2012

Butterflies Are FREE!!

Hi All,
Gee, do you think that I am thinking of Spring? I so want to see some real flowers and butterflies.
But alas, these are just some that I made for my card for Joan's next Challenge, From Joan's Gardens, a wonderful place to make some purchases, get some inspiration, and make new friends!!! Come check it out! OH and of course her weekly challenges with some wonderful prizes.

Here is my next creation, first here are the guidelines,
Challenge #3:

■Create a 4.25" x 5 1/2" birthday card
■Colors to use are Pink, green and some purple
■Include some distressed edges
■Add piercing

And of course we love to mention Selma's sample cards which give us so much inspiration, and today's is just gorgeous as usual, and that can be found here at Selma's Stamping Corner, her talents are endless.

I am just going to list my supplies, if any one has any questions, please just feel free to ask.
Bazzil Card stock
Punch Bunch Punch to make the Rose
Memory Box Die for all the little Butterflies
Memory Box Die for the Tree
Cheery Lynn Die for the leaves under The Rose
Martha Stewart punch for sprig leaves under Rose
Nestabilities Dies for Oval shapes and sentiment tag
Ranger Distressing Tool
Ranger Paper Piercer
Distress Inks
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents
Hero Arts Birthday Sentiment

And my dear folks that completes this weeks creation, well one of this weeks, hope to make a few more.

I have also decided to enter this card for a challenge over at, Mark's finest Papers and Stamps site, they have a challenge going on there, and it is for cards made with more than 4 layers, which this one is, so hey nothing ventured nothing gained they say, and I do enjoy this site, so I might as well try.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Big Hugs

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joan's Weekly Challenge 3RD of the Year.

Well, I hope everyone is staying warm, we just had our first snow of the year, and brrr it is cold outside. Anyway, it was very pretty and we did not get very much, maybe about 5 inches or so. I love the big storms, with a few feet, but one a year and then bring on Spring.

Well, on to business at hand, I hope to be posting more frequently in a week or so, it seems everything has been a mad rush since Thanksgiving, so hopefully my life is getting back to being quiet again. I am hoping to be able to get back into being more creative, and I hope to do that by starting to practice my techniques at flower making, (little ones using punches), and to be inking up quite a few stamps (I have found so many that have never been used, time to use or sell) ,I also want to branch out in some new areas as well .

So here is my card that I made for Joan's Challenge this week, here were our guidelines for this week,
Challenge #3:
■Use a door or window or something similar
■Use an out door type of stamp
■Use a flourish
■Use either an embossing folder or embossing powder

And of course here is Selma's wonderful sample card. She is FANTASTIC.

Pretty sure I covered all bases. In fact the stamp I used behind my window scene was one I just purchased from one of Joan's wonderful sales. I also used my Window Die from Poppy Stamps (love that die). The flourish I used is a Doohickeys die, Leaf and Swirls I believe. The larger flower is also a die, from Die-namics, and the tiny flowers on the swirl are from a Martha's Stewart punch around the page set, and it is one of the tiny flowers that gets punched out. And lastly the greenery behind the flower, are from dies from Memory Box. My image was colored in with colored pencils, copics and also some chalking, a little bit of everything. My light blue card stock is embossed with a cuttle bug folder I believe, and then I used a nestabitity die behind the window die and scene.
Think that is it.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spring Love

Here is a card for Valentines day, for a challenge at Joan's this week.

This week the challenge at Joan's Gardens is to create a Valentine using non-traditional colors.
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #2:

■Create a Valentine in "non-traditional" colors
■Use some kind of lace
■Use a flower - rose if possible
■Use a key - optional You will have until next Thursday (January 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.

You can enter more than once. Here is a gorgeous sample card from the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner.

My Card I used my Madison Window Die from Poppy Stamps, I love this die for some reason. Also used my Martha Stewart punch for the greenery (twig sprig), and also dies from Cheery Lynn, my spellbinders die, for the label. And for the very tiny flowers is from a Martha Stewart punch around the page set.
Used also my copics, glossy accents, and some PP for curtains and some lace, which was also part of the requirements of the challenge, so I put my lace on the curtains. And instead of snow falling, being as we are so snow starved around here in NJ, I put little falling hearts!! Sorry no key in my card, did not have one, and it was not a requirement.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hello 2012

Well, This be my first post of 2012, have not been around the old blog, as i have not been crafting much since the Holidays, had a lot to do, so not much time to do any crafting. But that hopefully is now changing for the better.
I am enjoying the mild winter we are having so far this year, we have had no snowfall, unless you count the six inches or so we briefly had at Halloween time, this past fall, otherwise, dry as a bone!!!

Anyway, entering my first challenge of the year, over at Joan's Gardens, wonderful place to shop and hang about, Selma, her DT so to speak, is so Fantastically creative and always has some wonderful inspiration for us, so take a gander over and check out either blog.

So here is my simple first card, which had to have some pink or red and white, some form or embossing, any embellishments, and it could be a tag or a card, so here is my card for now, may be back as you can enter more than once.

By the way, the card was fairly simple to make, bazzil card stock, Swiss dots embossing folder, spellbinders edgeabilities, made the flower with a die from Marianne, the using some glossy accents to put it together and added some rock candy stickles to it to make the flower sparkle, The label is also spellbinders, the greenery is from Martha Stewarts sprig punch and also a die from Memory Box.
A few other odds and ends and done. Any questions, just ask.!