Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tilda Twins at the Teaparty

Greetings blog friends. I wanted share with you today a card I made for the Tea Party over at Splitcoast Stampers. I just started playing over there the last month. I love the concept of sending my card to a complete stranger to cheer or brighten their day. This week our destination is whoever loads their card to the left of us. And can you imagine the luck of the draw would have it that I am sending this card to my former Design Team Sister Phyllis (sparkleplenty) from Midnight Madness. Is that cool??? lol

I also wanted to play the Magnolia Down Under Sketch Challenge. They have an awesome sketch which is right up my alley for my style of card making. You can click on the link in my Challenge roll at the bottom of this post to join us.

There is so much detail on this card, I may miss something:
Spellbinders: Parisian Motifs, Parisian Accents, Foliage. Large Circles
Martha Stewart-Eyelet Lace Border Punch, Large Butterfly, Small Butterfly
Cuttlebug-Roses Embossing Folder
Prima Flowers, Pearls, Heart Pearls, Rhinestone circled pearls, Ribbon, Stickles,
Image: Tilda with Cherries

Also there is a tag behind the Tilda image with a sentiment. I am so sorry I do not know who made these clear stamps. I won them in a drawing and did not keep the cover. :O{

I wanted to show you a close up of these rhinestone surrounded pearls. I found these in the Bridal section at Hobby Lobby. The wires you see curled are part of these little floral accents. I love the way they look. Thank you for stopping by today and viewing my card. I am all in a tither because Mother's Day is just a week and a half away. I need to work on my Mom's gift. Then her Birthday is May 22. So you will be seeing the fruits of my labor soon. If you could find it in your heart to pray for my Mom, I would appreciate it. Her health issues have kept her home bound since October of 2010. Her name is Rita. Thank you so much.

Challenges Entered

Magnolia Down Under - Sketch
Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe-Ribbons, Tags, & Bow
The Crazy Challenge - Three Different Papers
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Flowers
Craft Your Passion - Show Us Your Layers
House Of Gilli - Stitching and Layers
Stamp Fairy - Sparkle, 3 Design Papers, 2 Dies
Shabby Tea Room - Photo Inspiration (Butterfly Wishes)
Card Cupid - Use Punches
Let's Ink It Up - Flowers
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Nobel Deer

Just wanted to share this card with you. This was a stamped image given to me by Sue (Coffeestamper) over at Splitcoast Stampers. I had admired her masculine cards made with this image and Sue so kindly sent me a couple of these stamped images. I made this to honor Sue as she was selected as the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast.

I colored this image with Copics. The paper is from K & Company. The punches used are Martha Stewart Laurel Leaf Punch Around the Page and Branch Punch. The flowers are made with a Marvey Floral Punch. The leaves are a Sizzx Die. Spellbinders Fleur de Lis and Scalloped Squares were used. The Corners are the Cuttlebug Victorian dies and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stickled the flowers and edges.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter!

Challenges Entered

Card Cupids - Use Punches
The Corrosive Challenge - Welcome to the Jungle (Animals)
One Stitch At a Time - Father's Day of Sports
Paper Sundaes - Choices from the Bar (Pearls, Sparkle, Die Cuts)
Sparkles Forum - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Pearls or Swirls
Little Claire's - Animals
One Stop Craft - Inspired by Chocolate
Stamping Vacation - Watch This Challenge-Inspired by Grizzly Adams

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fred She Said Tulip Bouquet Digi

Today is tea party day over at Splitcoast Stampers. You can find the scoop on this fun challenge just by clicking here. Our destination station is Winnipeg, Canada. I will be sending my card to "Kay" who is 91 years old and will be having a Birthday soon who lives in Winnipeg. She likes Tulips so we are making cards with Tulips. I sure wish I could be there when she opens her mailbox to all these beautiful cards.

My card today is using the Fred She Said Tulip Bouquet Digi you can find here and the tulips from the spring flower collection found here. I colored them with Copic Markers and popped it on Spellbinders Labels 6 dies. The border punch is from Martha Stewart called Gothic Arches as well as the small butterfly punch. The Sentiment is something I got on clearance and don't remember the company, but it is stamped on Spellbinders Fancy Tag 1 die.

This is called the Funky Fold and you can find the video here at Cher's blog. I applied crystal effects on the tulip container to make it look porcelain. I machine stitched all the cardstock together and I also ran it through my cuttlebug with the hounds-tooth embossing folder. Thanks for stopping by today. Come join us in the Tea Party. I know you will have a blast.

Challenges Entered

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Blessings Wooden Pearl Cross

Here's something a little different. Well, the easel card isn't different, but the focal point is! This is a wooden cross ornament that I found at Micheal's a few weeks ago on one of my scouting trips. They had several different shaped crosses, but this one caught my creative eye.

As you can see in this close up version, I attached pearls around the outside and distressed the wood with Rangers Tea Dye Distress inks. I also tied a sheer bow around the center of the cross. The roses were made with a Marvey punch, I distressed ink them as well. I used Star Dust Stickles for the glitter as it compliment the soft teal card stock I used.

Now for the details....

Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page Iron Fence, Frond and Branch Punch
Spellbinders - Oval Beaded Nesties, Large Oval Nesties, Fancy Tags 2, Parisian Motif Shapabilities
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Rangers Tea Dye Distress Ink, Pearls, Stardust Stickles

Challenges Entered
The Crazy Challenge - Easter
DDH Challenge - Stitches
My Partner In Crafting Crime - Layer It Up
Oooh La La Creations - Happy Easter
Pink Elephant - Easter
Pollycraft - Easter
Shabby Tea Room - Doilies & Lace
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Distressing
Stamps R Us - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter
Delightful Challenges - Easter
Paper Romance - Paper Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Easter

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Please Don't Pick the Daisies

Please don't pick the Daisies!!! Well, they are pretty so if you must, go ahead. They are right up there with Black Eyed Susan's for me. Both pretty flowers in their simplicity. These flowers are so easy to make. Just punch with a "Marvy" flower punch, gently fold each petal in the middle, layer, and use some yellow stickles for the center.

This product is a desire for me to join in the Tea Party over at SCS. You can read about it here. I started this on Tuesday, but didn't finish it until today. Not that I worked on it all the time. This only took me about an hour and a half, but I have had horrible allergies this year and my asthma is all worked up big time. I finally broke down and did a breathing treatment last night and one this morning and am feeling better. At least I am not wheezing and coughing so much.

My image is from a google search. It is a coloring page. I printed it and colored with copic markers. It was perfect for the Tea Party theme. Thank you for stopping by to view this card. It is going to be winging it's way to "Destination Station" to Idaho to a lady who loves cats and has had many health problems of late. I hope it will brighten her day.

Spellbinders - Parisian Motif and Circle Nestibilities
Martha Stewart Punches - Daisy Punch Around the Page, Branch Punch, and Large Butterfly Punch
Flowers - Marvy Flower Punch
Accessories: Both Crystal and Yellow Stickles, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Plastic Fibers that I got in a yard sale for the curly Q's on the flowers.

Challenges Entered
Card Makin' Mamas - Embellish It
If the Shoe Fits - Spring is in the Air
Wags 'n Whiskers - Ribbons and Pearls
C.R.A.F.T - Animals or Pets
Paper Play - Critters Galore
Shelly's Images - Daisies and Bling plus Stitching (Scrappy's Birthday Bash-Favorite Things)
Creative Belli Challenge - Think Seamstress
Flutter By Wednesday - Open include a Butterfly, Angel, or Fairy

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fred She Said Spring Flower- Soft Tulip

Greetings friends. Today I wanted to show you this spring card I made with the Fred She Said Spring Flower Digi set. You can find this digi here at the Fred She Said Store. I also stamped the soft wheat background with a Inkadinkadoo clear Damask stamp. I love the soft background it gives.

This is a picture of the envelope and card together. I used Spellbinders Labels 4 and Labels 6. The Punch Around the Page is the Corner Modern Garland and the Wing Modern Garland by Martha Stewart.

The flourishes are a sizzx die and the branches are a Martha Stewart Punch. The flowers are from the Bridal section at Micheal's and the edges have been distressed with Rangers Antique Linen. Of course, my favorite embellishment "stickles" was used on this as well. My paper is K & Company.

This is the inside of the card. I stamped the damask again on the inside. I think it will look so pretty behind my handwritten sentiment. I really thought I toned down some of my embellishments but looking at this now...gosh I have a lot of There is a minimum of 74 punches on this card. That is not including the die cuts. I count 14 die cuts. No wonder I go through "B" plates on my cuttlebug like there is no tomorrow!!! lol

Challenges Entered:

Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Recipe Challenge Pick 3 Ribbons, Flowers, Pearls, Glitter, Buttons, Charms
Tuesday Throwdown - Spring
Crazy Challenge - Just Add Flowers
Their's Magic In the Air - Let's Use Flowers
The Crafty Pad - Flowers
Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms
Sparkles Forum - Springtime
Allsorts - Blooming Blossoms