Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Father's Day

This is a card that I've done for a father's day swap. The stamp is from the new mini catalogue called and many mower set, It also comes with a lawn mower and a sign, and a couple of more word stamps. It's so hard to come up with man cards and this set is just perfect for this type of card. You can order from me at my Stampin up website, just follow the link on the right hand side.
Anyway for the card I watercolored him with my prisma watercolor pencils.then cut him out and layered him olive cardstock with dimensionals. Added some golf ball stickers to the corners. Those along with the border stickers I got from www.ecstasycrafts.com. Then layered it on a piece of dp which I don't know where it came from was in my stash. and then layered onto a brown card. The Happy Father's day was stamped onto an oval I cut out from my nestabilities, and distressed with Chocolate Chip and then used some tee's on it from the same sticker set and glued it onto the brown card.
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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Africa Swap

These are two cards I made for an africa swap, the zebra and elephant were stamped on grey and white paper, so didn't have to do much other than cut them out, The giraffe was stamped on ivory, but used my markers to color the spot used rosewood by marvy and used more mustard with aqua brush for the golden color on them. Then printed off a map of africa and cut it out of the patterned paper, not sure where its from, came out of my stash, then layered them with dimensionals. The ribbon is one I got from Michaels.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cards for the boxes

Here are the first three cards that I'm putting into the boxes. I have made them so far, will work on the other three this weekend. I'll see how far I get with them.
The first I've done is using the upsydaisy stamp set from SU, I stamped it in pumpkin the reinked and stamped off and stamped off again, used the ribbon from the bundle set they had on in the SAB catalogue and then used my tom tas butterfly punch to punch out the butterflies.
The second card is embroidery pretty straight forward, also did it on a number of different colors.
The third card I used a stamp from the Birds Galore set from Inkadinkado
Stamped it in Glorious Green then stamped it again and cut the bird out in Pink Passion. I used my nestabilities to cut out the scalloped rectangle and the paper is from my stash. and used some ribbon from my stash as well.
Anyway thanks for looking

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yet Another Swap done,

These two cards were made for a basket swap. These are the last of the swaps that I'm doing for a while as I said in the last post I have an order for 7 boxes of 6 cards, and now I have another one to do as well. I just got another order today for 6 more cards. So I'll be busy for a while. Anyway hope your all doing ok in blogland.
Thanks again for looking

Monday, April 20, 2009

Here are two more cards that I've made for a swap. The color combo swap was to be yellow, turqoise and pink. I don't make two cards the same for most swaps. the last one was unusal. So here are the two cards I came up with the first is from the true friendship set by SU and the second is the upsy daisy stamp from SU. I love both of these sets.
Anyway thanks for looking. I'll be busy working on an order that I received the other day. I have to make 7 boxes of cards, with 6 cards in each. So I"ll post on of the sets when I get them done.
Again thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Faux Leather

These are two cards I've made for a faux leather swap I'm in. I think they would be great for a man's birthday, which people are always saying they don't have enough of. The faux leather I made quite some time ago and have had laying around, it worked out kind of neat though cause as I was cutting it up to use, some of the embossing powder and stuff flaked off. so it kind of gave it an aged look which I like.
The rest is pretty self explanitory for the card.
Stamp used is from Lovely as a tree set
Ink on the first one was distress ink tea dyed from Ranger, and handsome hunter from SU.
Ink on the second one is Chocolate Chip and Handsome Hunter by SU
brads are from my stash one set is square gold brads and the other are antique copper brads. both from Making Memories.
White cardstock and Ivory cardstock from Michaels.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Simple Friendship

This card was inspired by Julie.
If you take a look at her blog you'll see the card she did, awesome work.

I stamped and watercolored the butterfly with markers.
then I used cuttlebug nesties for the oval and scalloped oval, put the vellum on to white cardstock for the oval and lilac carstock for the background. put the rest of it together and stamped in Elegant Eggplant True Friend

Anyway supplies used:
Ink: Versamark, Elegant Eggplant (SU)
EP: Black
Paper is vellum by Pergamano
Cardstock is from the Purple Passion Pack at Michaels
Brads: from my stash
Stamps: Butterfly from a set I got at Michaels, True friends from the Simple frienship set SU.
Markers by Marvy , Bubblegum Pink and Violet.
Spellbinders Nestabilities: oval and scalloped oval
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Close as a Memory

This is a sketch that I've been working on. It's from Our Creative Corner.
Materials used for making this:
Stamps: Close as a Memory - Stampin Up
Ink Bravo Burgandy
EP: Clear
Tools: stampmajig, quilling too, leaf punch, circle punch, scallop circle punch.
The stamping was done on whisper white and backed with the opposite side of the paper as the DP. The rose was made with quilling paper that I inked in the Bravo Burgundy to match the ink, and then embossed it with clear to keep the ink from coming off as the quilling paper was a shiney paper and I wanted the rose to have a sheen to it. Part of the image is blurred cause the rose is 3d and the scanner blurred the rest of the image.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Embroidery and 3D

Here are a couple more embroidery backgrounds. This time I decided to do some 3D flowers on them instead of stamping. I like both effects what do you think?
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mojo Monday

Here is my card for the Card Sketch for the MojoMonday this week. I used the SU set Simple friendship. The swirls are stamped in Pumpkin Pie and so is the Friend circle and then the flower is stamped with Chocolate Chip and then I used a blender pen to paint the flower in Pumpkin Pie. the Designer Paper is from SU from the Sweet Always set. and then I used copper eyelets for the decorative things on the bottom.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009


M is for Mittens which were just die cut with the cuttelbug added holes and purple rope and then the background and the mittens were stamped with versamark using a snowflake stamp.
N is for Napkin as this is what the whole atc is made from other than the antennae of the butterfly which is stamins you can get at a florist or craft store. The background was one napkin and then the butterfly is from anotehr one.
O is for Owl. This guy was stamped then colored in, then I used a mask and a cut out circle to make the moon, then masked that and then sponged the rest of it in Black.
P is for Penguin or pinetree, He was stamped colored in then I added glitter to his hat and to the ground for snow.
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Here's the next installment of the ABC atc's

IJKL: I is for Igloo, J is for Jellyfish, K is for Kimono, L is for Leaves
The igloo was stamped then added glitter, and cut out. Added torn paper to the atc and then added glitter to that for the snow.
The JellyFish was stamped on to a background done with regular white glue and pearl x and then heated.
The kimono was stamped on black then heat embossed with a glittery gold, the background has some asian flowers stamped with versa mark
The leaves were stamped on a background done with alcohol inks on glossy cardstock, I was going for the fall colors look on this one.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Stamping and Embroidery again

Here's another Stamping and Embroidery one, this time the Stamp is from the Simple Friendship SU set. I stamped the butterfly in tempting turqoise and cut out and he is 3d even though you can't really tell in the scan. The embroidery is done with a turqoise metalic thread
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Friday, April 3, 2009

Embroidery and Stamping

Hi Everyone, for this one, its a bit of embroidery and stamping combined. I embroidered teh border on this card at work, then brought it home and thought what am I to do with it, so I cut it up into a square and punched of the corners using scalloped circle punch. Then cut a circle using my nestabilities die and cuttlebug machine and cut out the center circle, sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant ink, and then stamped the very versatile plant in the center and stamped off two more of them on either side. Glued on to the center of the frame, made the card from So Safron textured cardstock and centered the square of purple onto the center and stamped again with Elegant Eggplant with the Happy Birthday of the same stamp set all around the outside edge.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Cards from Sunday's Class

The first one is a treat holder, it's hard to see, but we used one of the impression plates for a nice background, then used a couple of dies for the flowers and leaves and put it all together.
The second on was done with the Upsy Daisy stamp set, We stamped the original, then stamped off on both sides of it, very simple but nice.
The third one is made with Pocket Silhouettes, and an oval punch for the planters. It's nice the way it looks like they are sitting on a floor.
The last one again is another card done with the Eastern Blooms set. very simple but elegant, and we added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the center of the flowers.
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