Monday, April 30, 2012
Good Morning to all, well it is now anyway, another week, another challenge at Joan's, a fun place to visit and shop!! Below are Joan's guidelines for this weeks challenge,
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #16
Use any size or kind of butterflies on your card
Use some type of scallops or lattice
Use yellow or gold colors
Use a pattern paper back ground
You will have until next Thursday (May 3) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #16
The winner of challenge and will be announced Friday May 4. This winner will win a Butterfly Die. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.
To see the rest of the information and the sample card made by Selma, please visit Joan's Gardens HERE, and see all the lovely entries by the other girls as well as Selma's card.
Supplies I used for my creation this week, are as follows,
PP from stash
Large flower made with Sweet Williams flower die from Cheery Lynn (6 layers)
Butterfly Die from Memory Box
Lattice Die from Cheery Lynn
Flourish Die underneath the large flower is also from Memory Box
Sizzix embossing folder Diamonds and dots
Liquid pearls in each dot of the embossed paper (gold)
Bling on Butterflies
Sentiment is 3d popped as well as the label it sits on.
Tiny Yellow Bow
Fancy Butterfly Brad in center of Flower
I also jazzed up the inside of the card, but did not take a picture of that , sorry!!
Guess that is it, thanks for looking.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Well, here we are, another week and Joan is doing "Something Different" this week, instead of her usual weekly challenge, you or anyone interested is invited to submit a creation with flowers made from punches, or dies to compete and be chosen for a Blog Hop that Joan and Selma will be having in a few weeks time. So I thought I would submit my card as well, I would have liked to spend more time doing so, but I only had one day for me to come up with this card, I was so busy prior to this I had no time to work in my craft room.
Such is Life I guess.
Here is Joan's guidelines for submission's for this blog hop,
We are doing something different for his week's challenge at Joan's Gardens
Thanks so much for playing!!
So there you have it ladies and or gentlemen, so come on over and check it it out, even if you don't want to submit, Joan's store has so many wonderful things to check out, you won't be sorry.
Products used in my submission,
PP Bo Bunny Double Dot Powder Blue Flourish.
Spellbinders Label 25.
My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish.
My Favorite Things Large Leafy Flourish.
Cheery Lynn French Lattice Small Frame.
Martha Stewart punch Sprig.
Punch Bunch Fern.
My Flowers are made with Punch Bunch punches, Small and Medium Ovoid punches, small and medium Cosmos punches, Crystal Flake Punch, Some chalk for coloring of edges, Dark Blue pearls for center of flowers.
White pearls in the corners on the front of the card and done.
Thanks for stopping by,Have a great week.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Well, it sure has been a while, LONG STORY I won't bore you with, lets just say it has been a rough road, did not actually think I would be back, crafting was a long way off my list for a while. But I hope I can slowly return now, the desire is there, now if my body will just work in accordance with my brain, we will be in business.
So I have created a card for this weeks Challenge over at Joan's Garderns, below are the Guidelines for this weeks fun challenge.
Here is what you need to do for Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge #14
Make or use a flower pot
Make flowers for flower pot
Use some trailing greenery
Use any color combination
You will have until next Thursday (April 19) morning 6:00 AM EST to link your project.
You can enter more than once. A winner will be chosen from the Random Drawing for week #14
challenge and will be announced Friday April 20. This winner will win 2 bottles of Mica. The winner will also be entered in the end of the year $100 gift certificate drawing.
Below are the guidelines:
1. You must have a blog or post to the SCS gallery.
2. Post your challenge card to your blog.
3. Or if you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card to the challenge. This week's code is JG045 and needs to be posted with the challenge.
4. Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of the challenge.
Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address. Comments always appreciated. I love seeing your cards! Thanks so much for playing!!
And of course it would not be a challenge without an example creation by the wonderful Selma, from Selma's Stamping Corner, her creation can be seen HERE!! Selma's cards and flowers are just a wonder to be seen, she does some wonderful tutorials, she is definitely a big contribution to this business, her talents are amazing, and of course everything she uses can be purchased at Joan's Gardens, a wonderful place to shop!!
Supplies I used were mostly purchased at Joan's Gardens as well, for Today's card some of the supplies I used were,
Spellbinders Flower Pot die
Memory Box Dies, Side border
The ivy I made useing Ivy Tendrils by Memory box, but I punched out some grape leaves with a punch bunch mini punch and glued them to the vine.
Martha Stewart Sprig punch.
I made the Flower using a Marianne die, I spritzed all petals with water, curled and dried the petals, then dabbed with Victorian Velvet ink, I think they look like carnations, then glued about 4-5 layers to get the end result. All made with my tool kit from punch bunch and my embossing mat from McGill.
I added some tiny flowers to the border die on the side and also to the ivy, touching up with some centers and cupping them before gluing onto the vine and ivy.
Also used the Cherry Lynn Flourish Die.
Some bling and inks and ta da, I am done.
Thanks so much for stopping by, take care and hope to be back soon.