Friday, March 30, 2012

Home for Christmas is the Challenge

Over at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge there is a challenge going on right now called Home for Christmas, so I brought out my Christmas Lodge set, along with the designer paper made to go with it, and this is what I've come up with very simple old fashioned Christmas. Thanks for looking.

My Newest Page done in MDS

This is the latest page I've done in MDS, I'm replacing the earlier page I did of the Keukenhoff Windmill with this page. This page was inspired by Heather Summer's who has done an online class in MDS, in which she has shown us numerous ideas of what can be done. She will be hosting another class with even more information in the near future.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Wishes

Hi Everyone, Well Easter is only a week away and I thought I would share this project with you. My friend Leslie, and another friend Catherine, made this card, and I seen them and thought how cute, so I decided to try and make it as well, but in My Digital Studio. I like my results too. The first picture is the front of the card, the second is the inside of it. Thanks for looking.
You can see Leslie's card here.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ribbon Frame Technique Challenge

Hi Everyone, Over at Come and Get It Challenges, we have a new challenge for you, This time it is to create a project using this really fun neat ribbon frame. If you go there, Julie has a link on the blog to show you how to make it. So come join in the fun and you might win some digital stamps too.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monkey challenge 100

Hi Everyone, This week at the Monkey Challenge, they are celebrating the 100th sketch and challenge, which is the sketch here, and the Celebration theme. I've used the Paper and Stamp set that I think was my favorite this year that Stampin Up brought out. It's the Nautical Expedition Paper and The Open Sea Stamp set. I used, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point, just to brighten it up a bit,  to make the card. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sketch time at Come and Get It

Hi Everyone over at Come and GEt It this week we have a sketch for you. I designed this a while ago, wtith my intention of using a differnt stamp and thinkging of spring. Well today when I looked in my box of Christmas cards for this coming year, I thought oh I need to start making some more of them, as I have one order that in a standing order for 100 then I have 25 needed for ourselves, and then nay extras I make I use for craft shows or other orders as they come in. Anyway that's why the change in the plans for the card, and since I decide to go with this set for the cards, I needed to make a square card for my image to fit on and look right.
Items used; Stamps: The Sounding Joy
Card stock, Cherry Cobbler, Natruals Ivory, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
PUnches, and Accessories, Retired star punches, rhinestones, and beaded circle die.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Anniversary to my Husband

Hi Everyone, Today is our 10th wedding anniversary, so I made this card for him. The sentiment inside is I will love you forever and always. I promised this 10 years ago today and it still holds true. Happy 10th Anniversary.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Come and Get It Color Challenge

This week at Come and Get It we have a color challenge. This week it is Shell hosting the challenge and she has asked us to do a white on white  card for the challenge. I must say not my favorite color challenge, but the effect is always nice. Thanks for the challenge Shell.
The base is All Naturals White Card stock, then the first layer is a piece of Whisper White embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I then put a piece of 5/8 in Satin Ribbon onto the card, made a bow and adhered it with a glue dot, the greeting is a piece of faux mother of pearl paper I had made punched with the scalloped punch then a piece of  Whisper White with the greeting stamped in Rose Red. The greeting is from Petite Pairs stamp set. The rose, was made using the FancyFlower Punch and the Build a Blossom Punch for the leaves. I had a sheet of the faux mother of pearl still that I had made about a week ago, so I used it to make the flower and leaves. then I sponges the edges of the flower with Rose Red, and the leaves were sponges lightly with Wild Wasabi.
Thanks for looking

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge

This is a card I created for the Merry Monday Challenge, Helping get the Christmas cards done early, hahaha. That won't happen, but that's because I sell them at shows and such, and have some regular customers that buy my cards from me. Anyway for this card I've use the Sounding Joy Set, I paired it with the Mocha Morning Paper, scrumptous if I do say so. The bow is the Cherry Cobbler Seam binding and it has an antique brad in the middle. The cherry cobbler lettering for the stamp is embossed over the crumb cake inked star image from the set. Thanks for looking

Monkey Challenge 99 Sketch with flowers

Hi Everyone, well here we are again playing, taking a bit of a break from making Baby cards and tags. I seen the sketch this week over at the Monkey challenge and just had to try it out. I really like the layout of it. For my card I used my go to set for flowers lately called Fabulous Florets, just love the simplicity of the set. Anwyay just used the stem of the flowers and stamped it in Crumb Cake and stamp off a couple of times as well. I used the Champagne Shimmer Paint on top makeing a mist with alcohol, and spritzed the card with it. I love the affect it has on a card, just a slight subtle shimmer. the rest is pretty self explanitory, I used the mocha morning DSP and I used our new edgelet die for the edge on vanilla. the pearls are our new large pearls and I colored them using the log cabin spritz. It takes a bit of time to dry, but they look gorgeous in person. and to finish of the card I stamped the birthday greeting with early espresso from Petite Pairs, and used a bit of vanilla satin ribbon from my stash. Thanks for looking. Cindy

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Baby Cards

Working on some baby cards, I have done 6 of 8 for someone, and will do 8 tags as well. Anyway used a retired stamp set to make the cards it's called A New Little Someone. Love this set, I borrowed it from someone, I would love to get a set so if anyone knows of anyone that has it let me know please.
the first cards are made with three of the smaller images, and the second set of 4 are made with the bunny. I'm doing one each in green, pink, yellow and blue. then will do two tags in each of the 4 colours as well.

Monday, March 5, 2012

My Digital Studio-Learning how to use it

Do you have the My Digital Studio programme from Stampin Up ? If the answer is yes, do you know all the ins and outs of the program? If your answer is NO, and you would like ot learn how then click on this link. Heather has been using the program for a long time and is showing us how to use it, There are videos, and sample pages and other things that she is showing all of us to do. I urge you to give it a try.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekend Project

I went away this weekend to a friends place. It was a lovely time. We were supposed to get together in November last year to make one of the rosette wreaths but unfortunately due to the bus strike I couldn't get up to her place, and since she has a little dog to look after, it wasn't feasable for her to come here. Anyway it was a great time and we did make the wreaths. Spent Saturday afternoon working on them and then went out for a nice Chinese Buffet dinner, then went back to her place and watched the hockey game, and continued a bit on the wreaths. We got up this morning and started working on them again, took a break at lunch and had sandwiches and yogurt for lunch and then put the finishing touches on the. I'm very pleased with the way mine turned out. Her's was just as pretty too. Thanks for looking. Cindy

Vacation Time at Come and Get It

Welcome to March a time for Vacations here in Canada, especially for the kids in school and the teachers as we have the March break time. So going with this Leslie decided on Vacation as the theme for this months theme challenge. So I decided to do a card with a beach theme. I am using a new set to me, called Plant Hope. I've used the Palm tree from this set, and colored it with Old Olive, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip. I sponged the background of the card using Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Bashful Blue, I used the birds from the Uncharted Territory stamp set. Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Made Stamper's Showcase this week

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to touch base and say hi, and say that I made the Stamper's Showcase over at Stamping 411 this week. They pick the top 5 our of their submissions on their sketch challenge to be in the Showcase. So I was thrilled that I got chosen this week with my pearlized flowers. Thanks Stamping 41.
I'll be back Sunday with a card for the come and get it challenge, and then also a pic of a wreath that I'm making, I am doing one of the paper rosette wreaths up at a friends house, were each making one. Looking forward to getting away for a day or two. Have a great weekend and see you soon.