Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Sweet Stop Challenge - Wish Big.....

I had a buying spree over at Some Odd Girls Samps and now I get to play - I love this image of Alice sitting on the mushroom and think it goes well with the sentiment 'Wish Big'. I've used the sketch from The Sweet Stop and made it as a childs birthday card for Totally Papercrafts challenge this week.



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Doodlebug {Paperpotpourri}
Ink: Distress Ink-Broken China and Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Alice
Copics: Y19, YR21, YR24, BG01, BG05, BG09, E00, E02, E13, E17, E21, E25, R24, R29, C1, C5, 100
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Bling: Doodlebug Crystals

This year: 14 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 4 Valentines, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lots of Scallops

Whats not to love about scallops? They make clouds look fluffy, make awesome ocean seas and add a touch of pizzazz to any card when used as a transition between DPs - lets face it a heart is made up of two connecting scallops! This card is for the Some Odd Girls Challenge 'Scallops Galore'.


Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: October Afternoon {NIght Light - Katie; Hometown: Depot Park}
Ink: Distress Ink-Broken China
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Head in the Clouds Kaylee
Copics: Y19, YR21, YR23, BG01, BG05, BG09, E00, E02, E17, E21, E25, E29, 100
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Square
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Bling: Liquid PEarls and Stickles



This year: 13 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 4 Valentines, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Tiddly Inks - Quote Me!

Isn't little Alice from Tiddly Inks a cutie! The Tiddly Inks challenge this week was 'Quote Me' - and my quote is from Swift (thanks MFT) - May you live all the days of your life!


Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: October Afternoon {NIght Light - Katie; Hometown: Depot Park and Road Map: Blue & White Motel}
Ink: Distress Ink-Broken China
Stamps: Tiddly Inks: Alice; My Favorite Things sentiment: Clearly sentimental about Birthdays
Copics: Y19, YR21, YR23, BG01, BG05, BG09, E00, E02, E17, C1, C5
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Oval
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Acetate: 7Gypsies transparencies
Glossy Accents for clock face.


This year: 13 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 3 valentines, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Friday, January 28, 2011

Get Sketchy #72....more loving

I used the Get Sketchy Challenge sketch for this card and tried to make it all about the lines: lines of ribbons and lines of letters....



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Fancy Pants {Vintage Valentine - Strips}
Ink: Versa Colour Pine Cone
Paint: Kaiser Antique White
Die: Nestability Eyelet Circle and Scalloped Circle
Copics: 100
Punch: EK Success Scalloped border
Alphas: Thickers (coloured with copics) and Carolees Creations - Adorn It: Tiny black
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug birds

This year: 11 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 3 Valentines, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

I {heart} U.....

I've been playing around with some Valentine cards to sell in my etsy shop and again have to thank the DT over at Mojo Monday for inspiration.



This card is also for the Charisma Cardz challenge - Valentine/Love and the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Anything Goes.

Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Fancy Pants {Vintage Valentine - Strips}
Ink: Versa Colour Pine Cone
Chipboard and Sentiment: Collections
Paint: Kaiser Antique White
Flowers: Tim Holtz Lavish Trimmings (tea dyed)
Copics: R46
Punch: EK Success Scalloped border
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug birds

This year: 11 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 3 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

4 Challenges in one card.....

What to do....I had already coloured a little Kody from the Odd Girls and was playing around with what to do with it when I read one of Dawny P's posts from The Paper Take Weekly Blog listing the top 20 UK challenge sites. I started perusing them and then picked 3 to work on with the Paper Take Weekly Sketch. I am down to just scraps of BG's Wander collection so had to flip the sketch to have enough paper...lol.....the other challenges I worked on were:

1.
Charisma Cardz - Magic Numbers
2.
One Stop Craft Challenge - More than one fold
3.
All sorts Challenge - Male/Boy (Had to do this one sponsored by Some Odd Girls!!!)



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Wander - Element Stickers, Vroom and Standby}; Kaiser Craft {K-Bots - Surge}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo; Versa Color Pinecone
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Hip Kody
Copics: YR14, YR21, G20, G24, G29, E00, E02, E08, E09, E51, E53, E57, 100
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Cirlce and Scalloped Circle
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Alphas: My Little Shoebox - Apples

This year: 11 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tiddly Inks - Just be me challenge....

When I first looked at the Tiddly Inks challenge title and thought about how I could put me into a card I was at a little loss of where to start until I decided to make it all about me and my card making - put all the things I love into one little card.....so firstly its a birthday card for a special little girl - I LOVE my nieces and I wish they had birthdays every month so I could spoil them without redress...lol Secondly I have used my favorite colour combination - teal (I LOVE teal!!!), pink and clean white. Thirdly it shows my love of super cute stamps that make you giggle and ooh and ahh to colour. Finally it's all about the elements - I love using my nestability dies to create fabulous frames; I LOVE my copics (Ive just had to order 2 more Copic Cubbies to deal with my addiction to copic markers!!) and wish there was a job that just required me to colour all day!!! I love to add stitching with my trusty Janome...I love love love bling and shine - little jewels that glint in the light and glossy elements that add dimension and gloss to a project...I love new trends (I know banners are sooo 2010...lol) and I am showing my newest shame....addiction to Collections chipboard elements my little title stack which I had to ink - very subtlely to show my final love of inking. So this card is ALL about me and my LURV of crafting!!!



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Urban Prairie - Morning Glory and Bonnet}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo; My Minds Eye {Ooh La La - Beautiful Morning}
Stamps: Tiddly Inks - Happy Bugg
Copics: RV29, R81, R83, R85, E00, E02, E17, E51, E53, E57, BG10, BG31, BG49, 100
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Die: Nestabilties Circle and scalloped circle
Bling: Bling Bling and Glossy Accents
Sentiment: Making Memories {Tiny alphas - teal ledger}
Labels: Collections Chiboard

This year: 10 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #101

This little Magnolia image has been in my stash for over 6 months without inking *hangs head in shame* - she is called Tilda Unwrapped and I am on a mission to use up my Basic Grey Scraps (hence the colouring choices) - got to make room for all those new lines soon to be released at CHA!!!!!! I've used the Sweet Sunday sketch over at the Sweetest Thing and added some recycled corrugated card taken from some German Speculoos (Spelling???????) biscuits mum gave me for Christmas (to remind me of our Cruise last year from Budapest to Amsterdam) for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge.



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Urban Prairie - Morning Glory, Bountiful and Petticoat}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda Unwrapped
Copics: G13, G20, G25, G67, RV29, R81, R83, R85, E00, E02, E17, E51, E53, E57, BG10, BG31, BG49, 100
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Bling: Bling Bling
Sentiment: Making Memories {Tiny alphas - teal ledger}
Labels: Crate Paper {Paper Dolls - stickers}

This year: 9 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SFYTT January 2011

I stamped little Kaylee a couple of times and she is SOOOO fun to colour I had to go searching for another sketch so I could keep playing - work starts officially in a few days so I have to make the most of my colouring hours while I have them! So I have used I{heart} to stamp's sketch and CR84FN's new colour challenge.




Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Cratepaper {Katlin - Bubblegum}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Balloon Kaylee
Copics: G20, G25, G67, R81, R83, R85, V01, V15, V17, YR21, YR23, E00, E02, E21, E25, E53, 100
Punch: EK Success
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Bling: Doodlebug Designs jewels, Diamond Glaze & Liquid Pearls
Flower: Prima Fancies

This year: 8 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Card Patterns Sketch #99

Still showing some love to the Odd Girls Stamps - this one is Balloon Kaylee - isnt she mangalicious! I've used this weeks Card Patterns sketch and some basic Grey scraps I didn't have the heart to throw out and now I am so glad - Love this old Urban Prairie range - pink and teal - it doesnt get better than that combo! I'm also trying my hand at a few other challenge blogs - hence the pearls (liquid - love those must get me some more colours!!!!) for Paper Take Weekly .




Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Urban Prairie - Morning Glory, Bountiful and Petticoat}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Balloon Kaylee
Copics: G13, G20, G25, G67, RV29, R81, R83, R85, E00, E02, E17, E51, E53, E57, BG10, BG31, BG49, 100
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle and scalloped circle
Punch: EK Success
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer
Bling: Diamond Glaze & Liquid Pearls - recently found and very much loved!!!!

This year: 7 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lets hear it for the boys.....

Loving little Kody enough to have another play with him.....he's in to cars and khaki! I've used the sketch from over at The Little Sweet Stop and done a Birthday card for the Sisterhood of Crafters.



I'm running out of these Basic Grey papers left over from a Hyden retreat class - enough for one more Kody card I think!



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Wander - Element Stickers, Vroom and Standby}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Hip Kody
Copics: YR14, YR21, G20, G24, G29, E00, E02, E08, E09, E51, E53, E57, BG01, BG05, BG09, 100
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectancle and scalloped rectangle
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer

This year: 6 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Cards for Boys.....

Is it just me or do these flumox you.......I always struggle with birthday cards for boys...especially those for the big boys but today I am happy with this little card - for a little boy! This little guy is another digi I got from 'Some Odd Girls' - pretty cute huh! I've used inspiration from Case Study and colours from Play Date Cafe . Originally the colours there stumped me, but with a little copic colouring of some Basic Grey papers to MAKE them fit the colour profile I was happy with the result!





Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Basic Grey {Wander - Element Stickers, Vroom and Standby}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Some Odd Girls - Hip Kody
Copics: YR14, YR21, YR23, G20, G24, G29, G67, E00, E02, E08, E51, E53, E57, C1, C5, C8, 100
Pens: Uniball Signo White and Zig Writer

This year: 6 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Friday, January 21, 2011

Card Patterns Sketch #98

Discovered some amazing digital stamp designers over at Some Odd Girls - super cute images and just had to purchase and play! The image is called Deer Mae - guess I have just made a start on this years X-mas cards - 2 down many many more to go!

I used the Card Patterns sketch - nice and simple allowing the focus to be on cute little Mae!



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Fancy Pants {Happy Holidays}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: Some Odd Gilrs - Deer Mae
Bling: Doodlebug Jewels and Eva Creative Pearls
Copics

This year: 5 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 2 Christmas cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Heart Heart Love

Loved the colour combination at CR84FN (can't resist using craft!!!) and the sketch at Pals Paper Arts so thought I would have a play - a valentine for that special someone.....coloured my white stitching brown using a copic marker - very cool trick - will never run out of teal again!





Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Fancy Pants {Vintage Valentine - Strips}
Ink: Versa Colour Pine Cone
Chipboard and Sentiment: Collections
Paint: Kaiser Antique White
Bling: Kaiser Pearls (copiced!)
Copics: E29

This year: 5 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 1 valentine, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Thursday, January 20, 2011

CPS sketch Challenge # 201

I recently purchased an awesome set of stamps from My Favorite Things called Baby Bump - some great sentiments and a nice simple image - so decided to have a play tonight after digging through my stash of Crate Papers and finding the Card Positioning Systems Sketch.





Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Crate Paper {Paper Dolls - Addi, Emma and Tori}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamps: MFT Baby Bump
Bling: Doodlebug Jewels
Copics: R22, R24, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG15, BG31, BG49, E00, E02

This year: 5 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 2 Baby Cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Sweet Sunday Sketch #100

More play today and a little work - dropped down to school for 2 hours without much success! However, am happy how this little card came out using Karen Girons from The Sweetest Thing's sketch. Was using the colour challenge from the Play Date Cafe as well.....however should have read the fine print as the challenge was over 2 days ago....arghhh....enyways - Love their colour choices for LAST week!



I dug through my Crate Paper stash and pulled out one of my new CC Design stamps for this one!



Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: Crate Paper {Sweet Branch - Cherish}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Stamps: CC Designs Cuppie and MFT Clearly Sentimental about Birthdays
Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop
Copics: BV31, V17, YR04, Y19, B12, B14, B26, E00, E02, E25, E51, E53

This year: 5 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Mojo Monday #174

Home at last and settled back into my craftroom - at least for a few hours a day. Reality is I have to start thinking about work and getting a few things done. But, there is still time for a little card making!

The Craft Cruise was awesome! Melissa Kennedy from Kaisercraft was our teacher on board and while at sea she had us working on some awesome layouts. We had to mail 13kg home because of all the stash we acquired so I am still awaiting the return of my layouts but once home I will post them so you can check out the awesome projects. You can check out Melissa's blogpost about the cruise here...


So last night I had a little play with the MOJO Monday sketch and made two cards...they are multipurpose cards but I wanted to have a little play with the KaiserCraft 6" Paper Pack - Hello Birdie - its all pink, green and girlie!


Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: KaiserCraft {Hey Birdie}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo
Stamp: Penny Black Tiny Wishes sentiment

This year: 4 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards, 2 just a note cards, 6 12x12 LOs and 4 double 12x12 LOs

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mojo Monday #172

Well.....I spent most of the afternoon avoiding packing and what better way than to make some cards...lol...that would be all well and good if I wasn't supposed to packing my tools and stash for a craft cruise that I am flying too tomorrow after a 4 hour drive to get to the airport....lol....thankyou Mojo Monday for distracting me!!


Recipe
Cardstock: Coredinations
Paper: October Afternoon {Cherry Hill}
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Stampin Up Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa and Taken with Teal
Stamps: CC Designs
Dies: Spellbinders Circle
Alphas: Dymo
Bling: Eva Creative
Copics: RV32, R35, R46, B14, B26, E00, E02, E21, E17, E29


This year: 4 Birthday cards, 2 thankyou cards