Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #30 - It's Sketch Time!

Another fun challenge! For some reason, Valentine's Day popped into my head when I saw the sketch.  I also opted for non-traditional colors....just to mix it up a bit.  This is definitely the earliest EVER that I have had my honey's V-day card ready!

Here is the link if you would like to play along:

Supplies:  Paper - Stampin' Up; Nestabilities; Stamps - Stampin' Up and unknown (sentiment); Punches - Stampin' Up and Walmart; Ribbon - Stampin' Up

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Square Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

This is my card for the second Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  These challenges are a great way to get the mojo flowing!  I lie awake in bed at night trying to come up with new ideas....Sheesh, eh? (Yes, I'm Canadian) LOL

I am in the middle of making a light box/tent to try to get some good quality photos! The photos just don't show the true colors! So, hopefully, within the next day or two things will be brighter....literally :)

Anyway, please play along by visiting the following link:

Off to make my card for the next round! Ta ta!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shaped Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

This is the card I created for the Shaped Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Here is the link if you would like to play along:

I used individual punched circles to create the scalloped border.  The "lace" overlay was made by cutting a punched flower in half. The dotted centre circle was punched with my nesties and embossed with the Stampin' Up dots folder. I then punched individual dots from pink and black and glued these over the embossed dots and added thin strips of black to divide the circle into quarters. The centre is a Bow Bunny button embellishment popped up with a dimensionals and has a rhinestone added for some bling. The salutation is embossed and popped up with dimensionals.

Now, I am off to make my cards for the next three challenges.  Please visit Moxie Fab World to join in the fun!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Something Other Than A Card

This is our yard in summer

                                         This is our yard in winter!

Needless to say, I get quite a few more cards made in the winter!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #29 - Paper Punches or Punch Art

Another fun challenge! 

I used four sizes of circle punches (1/8", 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2") to punch out circles from Sookwang Adhesive Sheets.  VERY CAREFULLY, I removed the backing and randomly placed the circles on the scored lines. I used three shades of Martha Stewart glitter to cover the adhesive circles.  I assure you that the "challenge" part was trying to remove the backing paper on the wee circles without ruining the shape! 

This was a very difficult card to photograph!  I had to settle for low lighting so that the score lines would show up, therefore the vibrant colors are quite compromised.  The card is actually in shades of blue/green with the base being Isalnd Indigo (Stampin Up).

Would you like to play along?  Then head on over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to join in the fun!  Just click on the link below and get ready to punch!


Supplies: Sookwange Adhesive sheets, Fiskars & Stampin Up circle punches, Close to My Heart (white) cardstock; Stampin' Up Island Indigo cardstock; Martha Stewart glitter; Sentiment - Ditto stamps

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Playing In Paradise Challenge 27 - Stencils or Templates

Wow! This was a real challenge! After 100 million attempts at getting my nesties lined up, this is what I created.  I started with plain white Close to My Heart paper.  I used a dauber to cover the entire surface with Frost White Shimmer paint.  It is really difficult to see the effect in the photo but it is quite pretty. I laid down my "frame" made with the negative images from my Large Scalloped Square and Large Square (nesties).  Once again, using my dauber, I sponged on Soft Suede ink.  It is quite difficult to keep the color from bleeding under the "stencil" but after several tries, I finally got a nice clean image!  I then stencilled the negative image from my Sizzlits Little Leaves in the frame that I had created. I added a few brown dots, a velum butterfly (also daubed with the Frost White Shimmer paint), and the sentiment (stamped with Stazon Ink).  I wanted my mat to match the frame so I prepared it using the same technique as the frame.  Honestly, this card took 2 evenings to prepare but it was fun and definitely a challenge :)Hope you like my creation!

Supplies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities; Sizzlits Little Leaves and Beautiful Wings; Stampin Up Stamp - Love & Sympathy - Stampin Up; Frost White Shimmer Paint, Paper - Close to My Heart,