Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Paper Tole Challenge

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to create a card using Paper Tole...a technique where you re-stamp your image 2 or more times and cut out parts of that image to pop it up and make it 3-dimensional. I actually use this technique alot but only with one extra layer. For this card I did three layers to give the card a more 3-dimensional look...the second photo hopefully gives you a better view of the layers.



Supplies:-
Stamps - Starlight, Starbright by Stamps Happen and For You by SU (Happy Moments)
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Watercolours
Signo white gel pen
SU coloured cardstock
Patterned paper - unknown
SU and Morex ribbon
Foam Dots

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thinking of You

I have a couple of cards using {Ippity} stamps to share with you today. I made the first card for this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge #10. I stamped the Love stamp from the set Because of You twice and cut the little tags out of the stamped image from three different places so they all look different. Click HERE to see all the {Ippity} sets I have for sale.


I used butterflies from the {Ippity} set Devoted on this next card. I stamped them on the base and then on patterned paper. I cut the patterned butterflies out and used foam dots to adhere them to the card.


Supplies:-
~Love~
Stamps - {Ippity} sets Because of You and Music of my Heart
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Color Box fluid chalk
Brads
SU coloured cardstock
Patterned paper - Hot off the Press

~Butterflies~
Stamps - {Ippity} sets Devoted, Music of my Heart, Sweet Thoughts of Spring
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Foam Dots

Monday, March 29, 2010

Welcome Home

Welcome to another H{ippity} Hop Monday! Be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see the full list of Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations.

This week I've been busy making a house....not a real house but a little, itty, bitty {Ippity} house! The chipboard house base is from Doodlebug Design Inc. and I've had it in my craft room for ages wondering how I was going to decorate it and not feeling terribly inspired...that was until this week when I received some more stamps from {Ippity} and the Fall paper pack. I used stamps from six different {Ippity} sets...can you find them all?




Don't forget all {Ippity} stamps and papers are available from me HERE with FREE shipping within the US.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Ippity's Devoted, What Matters Most, Where You Should Be, Simply Home, Because of You, Life's Little Moments
Small chipboard house from Doodlebug Design Inc.
Ippity's Fall paper pack
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU ribbon
SU paper punches
Foam Dots
Wire
SU marker
Button

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Challenge Cards

I have two challenge cards to share with you today...I have only just started doing challenges in the last few weeks and I must say how fun they are! The first challenge card was a challenge issued to me by my Mum in Australia. The challenge was to make an Easter card for her dear friend Sister Antoinette, depicting Easter morning with the bible verse from John 11:25 and to include a white silk ribbon (her favourite). I airbrushed the scene with my Copic markers.


The second card was made using a card sketch from Mojo Monday...I think it was from a couple of weeks ago...I had seen the sketch whilst blog hopping and it intrigued me and this is what I came up with!



Supplies:-
~Easter Resurrection~
Stamps - Something Within by Unity and Stampscapes
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copic markers
SU coloured cardstock
Silk Ribbon
Foam Dots

~God's Love~
Stamp - Ippity's What Matters Most
PTI white cardstock
SU DSP
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copic BG77
American Crafts Ribbon
Best Occasions metal dots
SU scallop punch
Nestabilities

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Angel Comfort

Another lovely stamp from Penny Black today called Angel Comfort. I've owned this stamp for over ten years and I never get tired of using it. For this card I watercoloured the stamped image which is embossed with clear. I'm really enjoying using paper flowers on my cards and love to layer them on top of each other. I even used a little flower brad to finish them off on this card.


Supplies:-
Stamp - Angel Comfort by Penny Black and Thinking of You by Hero Arts
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Watercolours
Clear embossing powder
Paper flowers by American Crafts
Brads
Ribbon
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock

Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Chick

I always seem to run out of birthday cards so today's card was made to rebuild my stash! I used scraps of cardstock and patterned paper to make the background and sewed them together on my sewing machine....a great way to use all those scraps!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Happy Birthday Cursive by Savvy Stamps and Girlie Chick by Stampendous.
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics - Y02, Y08, C1, RV21, RV25, YG05, G17, V15, V17, B02, B04, YR12, YR04
Brads
Ribbon
Scrap patterned paper
SU coloured cardstock
Foam Dots

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Music of My Heart

Another challenge card today...I made today's card for this weeks {Ippity} challenge. The challenge was to make a card using chipboard on it. I've never used chipboard on a card before. I tend to use it on journal covers and bigger items as I think it can get a bit heavy for a card which can get expensive if you're sending them through the mail...especially to Australia! I covered a chipboard heart with patterned paper and gently sanded the edges before inking the edges with Color Box Fluid Chalk. I stamped the sheet music stamp onto silver paper that has a slight sparkle to it which matches the silver pattern on the chipboard heart. Enjoy the rest of your day!


Supplies:-
Stamps - {Ippity}'s Music of My Heart
Brilliance ink
Martha Stewart patterned paper
Bazzil chipboard
Silk Ribbon
Color Box Fluid Chalk
Foam Dots
SU coloured cardstock

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Trust in the Lord

I made today's first card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #31. The challenge this week is to create a clean and simple card (CAS). I have used one of the lovely verse stamps from the {Ippity} set Devoted. Instead of tying my usual bow I made the two loops of a bow and secured them with a matching brad.

This next card is also a CAS card using a stamp from {Ippity}'s Where You Should Be set. I threaded the thin ribbon through the holes in the button before tying it in a bow. I used my Stampin' Up markers to colour directly on the stamp to get the different colours on the image. Hope you have a lovely day today!


Supplies:-
~Trust in the Lord~
Stamp - Devoted by {Ippity}
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Color Box fluid chalks
American Crafts ribbon
Basic Grey patterned paper and brad
SU coloured cardstock
Foam Dots

~You are right where you should be~
Stamp - Where You Should BE by {Ippity}
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Color Box Fluid Chalks
SU scallop punch
Button
Ribbon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stampscapes Lakeside Cove

I really enjoy my Stampscapes stamps and Lakeside Cove is one of my favourites ...

I'm going to share four cards with you today that I've made recently using this stamp. All four cards use other Stampscape stamps too to make each scene slightly different....which is part of the beauty of these stamps. I have so much fun making different scenes and airbrushing them with my Copic markers.





Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copic markers
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
Assorted ribbon
Foam Dots

Monday, March 22, 2010

Go With The Flow

Welcome to another H{ippity} Hop Monday! Be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see a list of all Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations.

I'm really enjoying using the {Ippity} set Fishy Philosophy. There are two fish in this set both swimming in different directions. For this card I wanted them to be swimming the same direction to go with the sentiment "Go with the flow". I have one fish swimming off the card so you can't tell that it's upside down!


I love these fish and "Go with the Flow" so I decided to make some magnets as I thought they would be so cute on the fridge....and make great gifts. I used acrylic magnetic photo frames. The first two magnets measure 3.5" x 5" and the backgrounds have been airbrushed with Copic markers and the plants have been accented with Stickles....a glittery glue! They look very bright and cheery on the fridge!



This last little magnet measures only 2.25" x 3.25" with little rhinestones for bubbles! I thought the "just keep swimming" would be a cute reminder on the fridge for when the munchies hit....might need to put one on the pantry too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...if you would like to purchase any of these great {Ippity} stamps you can buy them from me HERE...don't forget I'm offering FREE shipping at the moment!

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies:- Stamps - {Ippity} Fishy Philosophy
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copic markers
SU coloured cardstock
Foam dots
Stickles
Magnetic photo frames

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Let's Hang Out!

I have a couple of cards today that both use Unity stamps. Let's Hang Out is made with two stamps from Unity's Kit of the Month - June 2009. I pleated the ribbon with glue dots and finished with a button.


For this next card I coloured directly on the stamps with my Copic markers and right before stamping I sprayed it lightly with rubbing alcohol which gives the stamped image a watercolour look.


Supplies:-
~Let's Hang Out~
Stamps - Unity KOTM June 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
SU button
Foam dots

~You are in my thoughts~
Stamps - Flowers from Neverland by Unity and You are in my Thoughts by Amuse
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Copics - Y08, YR07, V17,RV29, B04, G14, G16
SU coloured cardstock
American Crafts ribbon

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You're the Cherry on Top!

When I saw this sentiment stamp in Unity's Kit of the Month last June I knew it would be perfect with my 'Cherry Jubilee' stamp from Penny Black. It's only taken me nine months to finally get around to putting them together on a card! :) Better late then never!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Cherry Jubilee by Penny Black and Unity KOTM June 2009
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Watercolours
Clear embossing powder
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU ribbon

Friday, March 19, 2010

More Green!

I told you there would be more green this week! After working on the {Ippity} challenge card earlier in the week my craft table was a creative mess of green! So, before cleaning it up (which I try to do before starting a new project) I decided to play with green some more. The stamps for these projects come from the set Where You Should Be. I paper pieced the leaves for the first card by stamping the leaves onto white and then onto coloured papers. I then cut out the leaves and glued them on the white base. I used Color Box chalks to ink around the edge of the white cardstock and I also inked around the insert of the card to match.


For the second project I decided to make a magnet using the great verse from the card. I used an acrylic magnetic photo frame. It's not a great photo thanks to a very overcast day but the cardstock behind the verse and at the back is a dark shade of green.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Ippity
SU ink and markers
Color Box chalks
PTI white cardstock
Assorted patterned papers
SU coloured cardstock
Foam Dots
Magnetic photo frame

Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Simply Shine

I love the set "Shine On!" by Unity. The little lamps are just too cute and the sentiments are great too. I made this first card for a card swap last year and the next two cards just the other day. The lamps have been stamped onto white cardstock and then the lampshade was stamped again onto patterned paper. I cut out the patterned lampshade and used a foam dot to adhere it to the white lamp. It gives the lamp a little 3D look. Look how much I love the colour Rose Red from Stampin' Up!

I made these last two cards to experiment with airbrushing a light coming from the lamp. I cut a wedge shape from paper and masked the area I was airbrushing so it looks like the light is coming from the lamp. I thought it would go nicely with "You make my life bright" and "You light up my life".

Supplies:-
Stamps - Shine On! by Unity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copic - Yo2
SU Rose Red ink
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
SU ribbon
Nestabilities Dies
Foam Dots
SU scallop border punch

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You are Bee-utiful

Isn't this Penny Black hedgehog and bee stamp cute? I found these big yellow brads in my stash and thought I would never use them as I don't use a lot of yellow and they really are bigger than I like to work with but don't they make great daisies? Now I wish I had more to make lots of daisies! I used my ribbon slot punch to punch the holes for the ribbon and then adhered the ribbon to the front of the card with glue dots. I normally adhere the ribbon around cardstock or paper so I can hide the ends but I like this way too.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Penny Black's Bee Happy! and sentiment from Unity's KOTM June 2009
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Clear embossing powder
Watercolours
SU coloured cardstock
White paper flowers
Basic Grey brads
Ribbon slot punch
American Crafts ribbon
Nestabilities Dies
Foam Dots

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

{Ippity}'s Green Challenge

This week's {Ippity} challenge is to create a card using green. You can find all the details HERE. I must admit I don't use alot of green but I always like a challenge! I used stamps from the sets Where You Should Be and What Matters Most and I also used paper from {Ippity}'s Winter paper pack. My craft table is now covered in green so you might see some more green things before the end of the week!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Where You Should Be and What Matters Most by Ippity
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
SU ink
Color Box Fluid Chalks
SU coloured cardstock
SU ribbon
Eyelets
Foam Dots

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ippity Card and Storage

Welcome to another H{ippity} Hop Monday! Be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see a list of all Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations.

I have a few things to share with you today.....my first card was made using {Ippity} stamps from the sets "Music of my Heart" and "Devoted". I cut a window in the front of the card to match the shape of the heart stamp which is stamped inside so it would be visible from the outside. I then decorated around the heart shape on the front with paper flowers and buttons. I chose the buttons and flowers first which made it easier to match the cardstock and ink.

Secondly, this next card was made with three different stamps from the set Devoted.


...And the last thing for today I thought I would show you how I store my {Ippity} stamps. I use these great 3-ring binders from Univenture and binder sheets from GinaK Designs. Each binder holds four sets of {Ippity} stamps perfectly....one set per page. I made the front insert by cutting out the image label from the packaging so it shows exactly what's in each box. The second photo shows the set Devoted on a binder sheet. The smaller {Ippity} sets have a little more space on the page.



All {Ippity} stamp sets are available for sale HERE.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Ippity sets Music of my Heart and Devoted
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
Basic Grey brads
Assorted flowers and buttons.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Warm Wishes

Warm Wishes is another one of my original stamp designs. To make the scalloped corners I used a scallop border punch and I coloured a couple of the flowers with Color Box Fluid Chalks to match the patterned paper. I always keep white paper flowers handy because they are so easy to colour to match the card your making.....saves buying tons of different colours. You can colour them, paint them, sponge them, airbrush them...with chalks, watercolours, pencils, markers, and stamp pads etc and they always look great!


Supplies:-
Stamp - Lone Pine Designs Original
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copics - B24, B28, RV23, RV21, 0
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Nestabilities Dies
SU scallop border punch
Color Box Fluid Chalks
Paper flowers
Brads
Foam Dots

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Spring

I thought I'd share my challenge card for this weeks {Ippity} challenge. This weeks challenge was to create a card using dry embossing and {Ippity} stamps. You can find more details HERE. I've been eager to ink up this cute bunny from the set Sweet Thoughts of Spring and I embossed the background using a Cuttlebug flower embossing die.

Whenever I cut out a shape that I've stamped in black I always gently run the edge of a black marker tip around the outline of the stamp. This gives the cut out a nice clean finish especially when using a light cardstock.


Supplies:-
Stamps - {Ippity} Sweet Thoughts of Spring
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics - BV00, BV000, 0, BG49
SU coloured cardstock
Ribbon
Paper flower
Brad
Foam Dots
Flower punch
CM Corner punch

Friday, March 12, 2010

Stampin' Up Card Club

I attend a Stampin' Up card club once a month and we met last night for March. Each month we make a card using Stampin' Up supplies based on a theme to swap with the other ladies. This month's theme was Easter/Spring and I thought I would share my swap card with you today. I chose to make an Easter card using the retired Stampin' Up set Never Ending Joy. The flower bouquet is three separate stamps....the blooms, the stems and the bow. I stamped the blooms three times but only inked the stamp the first time to give the bouquet a fuller look. The ribbon is actually two ribbons....a narrow one on top of the wider one. Rose Red is one of my favourite SU colours and I used it here with Old Olive and white.


Supplies:-
Stamps - SU Never Ending Joy
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ribbon
SU scallop oval punch

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Guardian Angels

I hope you're all having a great day today. I own several angel/fairy stamps which I love and thought I would share a couple of cards using them today. For this first card I used an old stamp of mine from Print Blocks Australia and coloured it with Copic markers.

This second card is a fairy called Camellia from Stamps Happen. I also coloured it with Copics and airbrushed the background with Copics too.


Supplies:-
~Guardian Angels~
Stamp - Print Blocks Australia
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Clear embossing powder
Copics- Y08, Y00, B00, E42, E47, E33, B12, B24, R83, R85
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Bazzil textured cardstock
Star punch

~Thanks So Much~
Stamps - Camellia by Stamps Happen and Thanks so much by SU
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics - R83, R85, R89, G29, W2, YR12, B00, Y02, E33
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ribbon
Nestabilities dies
Airbrush

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Easter Blessings

I have two more Easter cards today both made from Stampin' Up supplies. I own a few SU stamp sets but I really love their coloured cardstock and double-sided patterned papers. The available colour range is great and they go with just about anything I want to make.



Supplies:-
~Easter Blessings Card~
Stamps - SU Refuge and Strength
SU ink
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brads
Foam Dots
Nestabilities dies

~Happy Easter Card~
Stamps - SU A Flower for all Seasons and Just Right letter stamps
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
SU markers
SU scallop border punch
SU ribbon
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Nestabilities
Foam Dots

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Let's Patch Things Up

When I saw this sentiment in Unity's Kit of the Month Club last July I knew it would be perfect with my Penny Black stamp Snips-n-Scraps. I used watercolour paints to colour the stamp and I made a patchwork of scrap papers for the background using a 1 1/4" square punch and found some co-ordinating buttons. I love piecing together backgrounds using scrap paper....it's a great way to use up all those scraps.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Penny Black's Snips-n-Scraps and sentiment from Unity's KOTM club July 2009
Watercolour paints
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Clear embossing powder
Scrap patterned paper
SU coloured cardstock
Assorted buttons
Foam Dots
CM square punch

Monday, March 8, 2010

You Are Fabulous!

Welcome to H{ippity} Hop Monday....I'm very happy to be participating in my very first {Ippity} Blog Hop....actually it is my very first blog hop ever! Be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see a list of all Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations.

I have a couple of {Ippity} cards to share with you today. The first one was made with stamps from the set Where You Should Be. Wouldn't it be wonderful to receive a card from someone that says "You are fabulous"....wouldn't that just make your day! I can't wait to send this card to all the fabulous people in my life.


The second card is a simple card using a sentiment from the set Regal Greetings. I cut a window out of the patterned paper to show the sentiment "Thoughts of You" and tied it with a lovely silk bow. I love silk ribbon and think it is a perfect match for this regal set.


All {Ippity} stamp sets are available for sale HERE. Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS day!

Supplies:-
~You Are Fabulous Card~
Stamps - {Ippity} Where You Should Be set
Brilliance Ink
SU cardstock
Gold cardstock
Basic Grey Brad

~Thoughts of You Card~
Stamp - {Ippity} Regal Greetings set
SU cardstock
SU DSP
SU ink
Silk Ribbon

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Easter - Matthew 28:6

I love the set "Blessings From Him" from Unity Stamp Co. but I've never really liked this stamp...I think it is just a bit 'chunky' for my style. Anyway, it's been sitting in my collection and I wanted to use it as I really like the verse and thought it might like to be airbrushed.....and it did! I think it softens the heavy black lines and makes a striking Easter card! I tried a couple of colour variations and layouts and I think I'm starting to like this stamp after all. Do you have a stamp in your collection that you don't really like and don't use? Why don't you dust it off and give it a second chance....you might be surprised with the outcome!



Supplies:-
Stamp - Unity's Blessing From Him set
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copics - Y02, Y21, YR07, YR12, R21, R22, R32, V12, V15, V17
Copic multiliner
SU coloured cardstock
Foam Dots
Ribbon
SU corner punch