Friday, April 30, 2010

Challenge #3 for Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper-Oh My!!

Mary-Kate over at Emkay Designs is the host for our blog group's challenge this week and she has challenged us to make not one but TWO different cards using this sketch she created. Thanks Mary-Kate for this fun challenge!

My first card is a tri-fold card....might be a little hard to see in the photograph because the base of the card is black. I decided to make a porthole card...the cardstock around the fishy scene is a shiny silver...also doesn't show up very well in the photograph!

For my second card I decided to make a more feminine card and dug out my silk ribbon to put down the middle with a nice bow! I needed a Get Well card so this was the perfect opportunity to make one.

Supplies:-
~Fintastic~
Stamps - Fishy Philosophy by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
CM metallic cardstock
Brilliance Ink
Copic markers
Brads
Skittles
~Get Well Soon~
Stamp - Justright
SU coloured cardstock
Gina K pure luxury cardstock
Silk ribbon
DCWV designer paper
Scallop punches
Circle punches
Foam dots

Thursday, April 29, 2010

3-D Flower Challenge

This week's {Ippity} challenge is to make a card/project with a 3-D flower...preferably handmade and not store bought. I have been wanting to make flowers with my silk ribbon for ages so this was the perfect opportunity to give them a go! I have also been wanting to make some baby cards with the {Ippity} set Moon Beam & Heart Strings so I chose a pastel pink silk ribbon and decided to make a baby girl card. I use 12" of 1 1/4" ribbon for these ribbon flowers. I stitch a running stitch all the way along the long edge of the ribbon and gather the ribbon tightly and stitch the two ends together. I used a brad here for the centre but you could also use a button, a bead or a pearl.

No sooner had I finished the card above when my phone rang and it was my husband at work asking me to make a card for his co-worker who had just had a baby. I replied "sure I just made a baby card this morning...did they have a boy or a girl?" They had a lovely baby boy so it was back to the craft room for me to make another card...and here it is!
Supplies:-
Stamps - Moon Beam & Heart Strings by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
Silk ribbon
SU ribbon
Lace
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Basic Grey brads
CM corner rounder
SU Dazzling Diamonds
Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger

I decided to participate in this week's challenge over at Moxie Fab World. Every Tuesday they post a Tuesday Trigger Challenge which is a photo of something to inspire you to make a card. This week's trigger photo is called Poolside Inspiration...

I think this has been my favourite type of challenge so far. I loved the fact that is wasn't so specific and that the photo would inspire everyone differently. I was immediately drawn to the clean, crisp white outdoor setting, the graphic shapes and designs of the cream and green cushions and the natural coloured outdoor rug and this is what I came up with...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
Hemp cord
SU DSP
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Foam Dots

Thanks fairy much!

I made today's card for this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge. I was colouring this cute fairy from Pink Cat Studio and thought she'd be perfect for this layout. Her wings are sparkly to match the sparkle in the red designer paper. I don't normally work in these colours but I was using the ladybug as my inspiration!


Supplies:-
Stamps - You're Fairy Sweet by Pink Cat Studio
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU Dazzling Diamonds
Copics - R29, E00, E11, E30, R20, C5, C1, E33, E02, E08, E99
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card/project. I've already made my Mum a Mother's Day card this year and it's in the mail on it's way to Australia so it will arrive in time for Mother's Day. I might show it on my blog after it arrives as I don't want to spoil the surprise. So, for this challenge I made another Mother's Day card using this very cute stamp by Azadi Earles.


Ps. I am going to miss the colour Orchard Opulence when SU retires it in July!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Azadi Earles and Hero Arts
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Copics - V91, V95, C1, C5, E31, E35, B12, B16, Y02, Y08, V04, V06, YG11, G14
Color Box chalks
Foam Dots
Ribbon
Paper flowers
SU Brads

Monday, April 26, 2010

Regal Greetings

Welcome to another fun 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...and to see what today's challenge is!

Today, I thought I would share a simple set of cards I made using the colours navy and pink and the {Ippity} set Regal Greetings. I love the versatility of this set and have used many of the stamps on different cards with other stamps but I think this is the first time I've made a card using just this great set of stamps!

I couldn't decide which stamps to use on a card...so I made a set of four cards.

Here are some close up photographs of the four cards. This first card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

Happy Blessings measures 4" x 4"....

Missing You measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"....

...and the last little card measures 3" x 3".


Don't forget you can purchase this set or any {Ippity} set from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

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

Supplies:-
Stamps - Regal Greetings by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ink
SU ribbon
Nestabilities dies
Ribbon slot punch
Foam Dots

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lest We Forget...

On the 25th of April in Australia we celebrate Anzac Day. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.

The Ode of Remembrance, recited at ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day services throughout the British Commonwealth, contains "Lest we forget" as its final line...as we think about those that have sacrificed so much for us let us also remember those that are working so hard for peace and keep them and their families in our prayers.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes and Unity
PTI white cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Copic markers
Brads
Ribbon
Foam Dots

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Owl Journal and Card

I have a couple of 'Owl' projects to share with you today...first is a journal I made with my Bind-it-all and this cute owl stamp from Unity.

Next is a card made with paper from the {Ippity} Winter 2010 Collection and the sentiment is from {Ippity}'s set Where You Should Be. I think this owl paper is very cute and so I wanted it to be the main feature of this card. You can't see it in the photo but the owl that I punched out from the front of the card is now on the inside of the card.

Supplies:-
~Owl Journal~
Stamps - Unity
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics YR21, YR23, E42, E44
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Brads
~You Are Fabulous~
Stamp - Where You Should Be by {Ippity}
SU ink
{Ippity} paper
SU coloured cardstock
SU circle punches
Flower punch
Foam dots

Friday, April 23, 2010

Remember the Moments

Another challenge card today for Operation Write Home! This week's mid week challenge is to create any card using hardware. You may use as much or as little hardware as you'd like. Hardware is any metal embellishment including brads, eyelets, hinges, photo corners, paper clips, ribbon slides, bookplates, photo hangers, edge anchors or other metal charms.

I'm really not a 'hardware' user....I use the occasional brad or eyelet but that's about it! But in the spirit of the challenge I dug out some paper clips and shiny silver brads and this is what I came up with....


Supplies:-
Stamp - Unity KOTM June 2009
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
HOTP paper
SU paper clips
SU markers
Brads
Color Box chalk
Foam dots

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge

I made today's first card for this week's Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge. A copy of the sketch is below my card. The "Be Happy" was stamped and embossed on blue cardstock, cut out and then adhered using foam dots...it's a little hard to see in the photo.


I also made this next card using the sketch but without the sentiment going across the middle.

Have a happy day!
Supplies:-
~Be Happy~
Stamps - Unity KOTM December 2009
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Paper flowers
Brads
Versamark ink
SU ink
White embossing powder
Foam Dots
~Ice-cream & presents and cake, oh my!~
Stamps - PSX Fuzzy Bear and SU Birthday Bliss
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics - E42, E44, E35, E33, E30, Y21, BG34
SU markers
SU coloured cardstock
SU ribbon
Foam Dots

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Challenge Cards

Hello...I have two challenge cards to share with you today. The first card was made for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week. The challenge was to make a card/project with flowers on it. I love putting flowers on my cards so this was a fun challenge. The sentiment reads "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day".

I was also honoured yesterday with a Stampin' Sisters in Christ Shining Star award for my Peace card last week...what a lovely surprise!
The second card was made for this week's {Ippity} challenge which was to use scallops on your card/project. I used a scallop punch at the bottom of my card and used a scallop square nestabilities die to frame the {Ippity} stamp from the set What Matters Most.
Supplies:- ~Flower Card~
Stamps - Flowers from Neverland by Unity and sentiment from Unity's KOTM February 2010
PTI white cardstock
K & C Company designer paper
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
SU border punch
SU ribbon
Flowers
SU buttons
CM corner rounder

~{Ippity} Challenge Card~
Stamp - What Matters Most by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
DCWV designer paper
SU ink
Scallop punch
SU marker
Color Box chalk
SU coloured cardstock
Nestabilities dies
Sizzix Embosslits Beautiful Wings Die
Foam Dots

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Create Yourself

When I heard Stampin' Up was retiring some colours in July and that Lavender Lace was one of them I was a little sad as it is one of my favourite SU colours. So I made today's cards using Lavender Lace. The flowers were bought at Walmart a while ago and have yellow centres...I don't use a lot of yellow but I like these flowers as they are a little sparkly...when I use them I either punch out little circles in co-ordinating paper or use a button to cover the yellow and then they go with everything! Have a great day!


Supplies:-
Stamp - Unity's Create Yourself
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
SU coloured cardstock
K&C Company Designer paper
Flowers
Buttons

Monday, April 19, 2010

Christmas in April?

Welcome to another fun 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...and to see what today's challenge is!

I know it's a bit early to be making Christmas cards but I've noticed a few people whilst blog hopping that have already made a start by making a few Christmas cards each month so that it does not become such an overwhelming task at the end of the year. I thought it was such a good idea that I made a start on mine and have two to share with you today made with the {Ippity} set Kissmas & Mistletoe...I did make three of each which is not a bad start!


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 wonderful day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - {Ippity}'s Kissmas & Mistletoe
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Signo white gel pen
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
Rhinestones
Foam Dots
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
SU circle punch

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coffee and Friends

I like the idea of coffee...it smells wonderful, it's supposed to give you a boost of energy and it's something nice enjoyed with friends...I just don't like the taste! I like coffee ice-cream and cookies etc but I've never enjoyed a cup of coffee! I don't drink tea or coffee and will only have a hot chocolate if I'm really cold...which happens quite often here in New Hampshire during the winter months. This past winter my Mum was visiting from Australia and introduced me to putting coffee in my hot chocolate...I loved it and every once in a while I will treat myself to a cup...I guess chocolate does make everything better :) I need this stamp to read "Mocha & friends are the perfect blend"!

Speaking of friends...one of my blogging friends, Mary Kate over at Emkay Designs gave me this lovely award...thank you so much!

So now I have to tell you ten things about myself and select ten other bloggers to pass the award onto...I don't think I know ten other bloggers who haven't already received this award...but here a few little things about me....

1. You already know I don't drink tea or coffee :)
2. I hate being late
3. I've never had anything on my body pierced
4. I try not to eat anything with High Fructose Corn Syrup...and will spend ages reading labels at the grocery shop.
5. I'm a morning person
6. I love to try new cooking recipes
7. I love all different types of crafts...and I think I've tried them all!
8. I was a lampworker for a few years (made glass beads with a flame) until I badly burned my fingers and had to take a long break from it.
9. I lived in the Australian outback for thirteen years
10. I love playing board games with my children

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM September 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
CM patterned paper
SU markers
SU ribbon
SU brads

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! Challenge #2

Time flies and Lynn over at Confessions of a Left-Brained Stamper has issued Challenge #2 for members of Eyelets, Ribbon, Paper...Oh, My! Our challenge this week is to look through our patterned ribbons and select one to use as the inspiration for the design of our card. For those of you who know me, you know I love ribbon...it's my favourite thing to use on my cards and I have a nice stash of ribbons. I do, however, buy mostly plain ribbon and not so much patterned because I use lots of patterned papers and I find the plain ribbon works better. I do own a few patterned ribbons...I just haven't used them too much so this was a nice challenge to dig them out and use them!

I love the combination of pink and brown and when I came across these ribbons by American Crafts I couldn't choose just one so I made the background with all of them....I hope that doesn't mean I fail the challenge!

Supplies:- Stamps - Because of You and Just Wanted to Say by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
American Crafts ribbon
SU markers
Prismacolor Pencil
Foam Dots
SU button
Sewing machine
Brad

Life is a Song

Every now and then I love to play with inchies...1" squares...and when I saw the little birds in {Ippity}'s set What Matters Most I knew they would be the perfect size. I then made the inchies into a card using the sentiment from {Ippity}'s set Music of My Heart.


This next card combines the house stamp from {Ippity}'s What Matter Most and the sentiment from Unity's KOTM May 2009.

Supplies:-
~Life is a Song~
Stamps - {Ippity} sets What Matters Most and Music of My Heart
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Brilliance ink
Watercolour paints
SU ribbon
Paper punch
Foam Dots
Chipboard inchie squares

~Home is Where the Heart Is~
Stamps - {Ippity} set What Matters Most
Unity KOTM May 2009
Brilliance ink
PTI white cardstock
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
SU Marker
SU heart punch
Nestabilities Dies
Foam Dots

Friday, April 16, 2010

Scoot On Over Here

Hello....I have two more cards to share today using Unity's KOTM from March 2010. I love to colour stamps in so I couldn't resist this cute scooter...both are coloured with Copics and for the first card I cut it out and used foam dots to pop it up.

Supplies:- Stamps - Unity's KOTM March 2010
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics - 1st card - BG23, YR12, R85, YG95, R39, R81
2nd card - E27, Y17, RV17, B12, G14
Patterned paper - unknown
SU coloured cardstock
Paper flowers
SU Brad
SU ribbon
Foam dots

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stamp Club

Last night, I attended a monthly Stampin' Up Card Club meeting. Each month we choose a theme and make enough cards to swap with the ten other ladies. This month's theme was anything feminine....could be Mother's Day or Birthday etc....so when I made this card I decided to leave it blank so that it could be used for any occasion or a sentiment could be stamped on it when needed. We are supposed to use all Stampin' Up supplies which I mostly try to do but every now and then I can't help myself and there are a few non Stampin' Up things on this card!

I stamped the background with the flower stamp from the set Delight in Life in Versamark watermark ink and you may not be able to see it in the photograph but I used Stickles on the skirt so that all the flowers are sparkly and added the pink rhinestone....a girl can never have too many sparkles!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Blooming with Happiness and Delight in Life by SU
Palette ink
Versamark watermark ink pad
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU marker
SU ribbon
SU scallop border punch
SU scallop circle punch
Foam Dots
Stickles - Cotton Candy
Flower punch
Rhinestone

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Share Your {Ippity} Blog Hop

Today is a special "Share Your {Ippity} Blog Hop" hosted by Bonnie Rose over on A Life Unrehearsed. Please check out her blog for a full list of participants and be sure to leave a comment on every one....Bonnie's going to be choosing a random commenter on one of the blogs to win a fun SURPRISE PACKAGE!

I have a birthday card and a couple of challenge cards to share with you today. The first card is for Monday's {Ippity} challenge. The challenge was to make a money/cheque holder and I used stamps from {Ippity}'s set Alphabetically Adorable.


This is the inside of the money holder....


This next card uses the Alphabetically Adorable set too and "birthday wishes" from Just Wanted to Say by {Ippity}. I didn't think I would get much use out the alphabet set....probably because I don't do much stamping in my scrapbooks and I didn't think I would use it on my cards...but I must say I've used it lots lately, especially making masculine style birthday cards.


The next card is for this week's Operation Write Home sketch challenge.


I used the {Ippity}stamp from the set Where You Should Be.


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 wonderful day!

Supplies:-
~Happy Birthday~
Stamps - Alphabetically Adorable by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DCWV designer paper
SU coloured cardstock
Copics - B00, B12, B14, YR12, Y21, YG03
SU circle punch
Brads
Foam Dots

~Happy birthday wishes~
Stamps - Alphabetically Adorable and Just Wanted to Say by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Unknown designer paper
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU Brads
Foam Dots

~Where You Should Be~
Stamps - Where You Should Be by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink

K & C designer paper
SU coloured cardstock
Copics - BG72

SU markers
Fiskar paper edgers

Foam Dots

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Peace

Hi...I made today's card for this week's Sister in Christ Challenge. The challenge was to make a card about prayer and/or peace. The stamp I used is one of my own designs that I had made into an acrylic stamp last year. If you would like to see a few more of my designs click HERE. I chose the designer paper first and then coloured the stamp to match. I printed the verse from Romans 15:13 on my printer to finish the card.

Here's a close up of the stamp....


Supplies:-
Stamp - Lone Pine Designs
PTI white cardstock
DCWV designer paper
Brilliance ink
Copics - YG11, Y21, Y17, E40, E42
Bazzil textured cardstock
Foam Dots
Scallop punch

Monday, April 12, 2010

H{ippity} Hop Monday!

Welcome to another fun 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.

My {Ippity} Hop post today was inspired by {Ippity}'s guest designer Heather Rolin. I loved her post last Tuesday about handmade embellishments....if you didn't see it click HERE. I thought it was a great idea and had a lovely time making some embellishments of my own. As I sat at my craft table surrounded by a lovely mess of pink papers, button, ribbons and brads I just had to make some cards too! I made this set of three cards using {Ippity}'s set Devoted and three of my newly made embellishments!





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

Just a reminder about the Share Ippity Blog Hop on this Wednesday, the 14th of April. Check out Bonnie Rose's Blog A Life Unrehearsed on Wednesday 9 am Central for the full list of blog hop participants. Come join us for lots more Ippity inspiration!

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



Supplies:-
Stamps - Devoted by {Ippity}
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ribbon
Buttons
Embroidery cotton
SU scallop circle punch
Heart punch
SU scallop border punch
Foams Dots
CM corner punch