Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sending a Little Happy!

I love this little stamp and sentiment from Unity's KOTM May 2010...great for a birthday card or just to cheer someone up! I drew and paper pieced the clouds on top of the background to match the clouds in the background paper.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM May 2010
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Copic Multiliner
Brilliance ink
Foam Dots
Scallop border punch

Friday, July 30, 2010

You Light Up My Life

The challenge this week over at Stampin' Sisters of Christ is to make a votive holder or a card/project depicting a candle. Here's my card for the challenge...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM May 2009 and Shine On! by Unity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Nestabilities
Copic Multiliner
Color Box Chalk
Foam dots

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Christmas Hug

OWH's Midweek Throwdown Challenge this week is...Christmas in July. I decided to use one of my favourite Christmas Stamps that I've owned for many years by Penny Black called Christmas Hug.

Inside reads...May the joy and love you feel this holiday season extend to every day throughout the year. The colours I've used are SU's new Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Rose Red.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Christmas Hug by Penny Black and Christmas Greetings by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
American Crafts ribbon
SU heart punch

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Peace

The Ippity challenge this week is a 1 - 2 - 3 challenge...that means you create a card using for example: 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, and 3 Designer papers...but you pick you own combination of things to add to your creation.

I chose...1 Ribbon, 2 Colours, and 3 Snowflakes. I made the background paper by lightly stamping the snowflakes from the set Season of Joy and then I lightly "sponged" the background with SU ink but instead of using a sponge I used a scrunched baby wipe.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Kissmas & Mistletoe and Season of Joy by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
SU coloured cardstock
SU rhinestones
SU ribbon

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wonderful Friend

I think the Kimono Kids in the new Stampin' Up catalogue are just adorable and I couldn't resist using one on this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge card. Here's the sketch...

...and here's my card...I usually try and stay pretty true to the sketches but for this one I rotated it and added another layer as my card needed a little more colour.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Kimono Kids by SU and sentiment from Hero Arts
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
SU markers
Copics
SU DSP

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hello There

It's {Ippity} Hop time! 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 made this card for today's blog hop using the cow from the Ippity set Simply Home and the sentiment from Sweet Thoughts of Spring because I really like how they go together! I coloured the background paper with my Copics to look like cow hide to stay with a black and white theme.

After making the card I was putting away my stamps when I realised that I have never inked up the house from the set Simply Home so I HAD to make a card so it wouldn't feel left out! :) I paper pieced the house and coloured the windows and doors with Copics.


Don't forget you can purchase {Ippity} stamp sets and paper 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 - Simply Home and Sweet Thoughts of Spring by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU marker
Copics
Brilliance ink
Ribbon
Hemp cord
Buttons
Color Box chalk
SU coloured cardstock
Foam dots

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tuesday Trigger: Dancing Lanterns

Here is the trigger photo for this week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World.

On Tuesday, I received my Stampin' Up order and in it was the stamp set Kimono Kids which I thought was perfect for this trigger! I paper pieced the lanterns and kimono's to match the colours in the photo and left the layout very plain as I want the lanterns and the kimono kids to be the main feature.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Kimono Kids by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Foam dots

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Turquoise, Yellow and ???

...that's what this week's Ippity challenge is! Make a card with turquoise, yellow and one other colour. After grabbing my usual suspects...pink and purple, I decided to try something a little different for me and chose green.

I punched out several hearts and glued them together and then applied Crystal Effects to them to make them shiny. I also applied Crystal Effects to the house...so both the hearts and the house match the shiny brads.

Supplies:- Stamp - Delightful Little Things by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU markers and ink
Nestabilities
Basic Grey brads
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU Crystal Effects
SU heart punch
Foam dots

Friday, July 23, 2010

Snowbody Like You

Monica, over at Gardner's Basket, is hosting this week's challenge for the blog group Tangled Up in Creativity. She has challenged us to make a Christmas Card without using the traditional reds and greens.

I used the SU colour Baja Breeze with white for this cool snowman card. The stamps are all from the Ippity set Kissmas & Mistletoe and I punched the snowflake stamp out with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch which was almost a perfect match! So much easier than cutting all those snowflakes out by hand!

Ps. I'm loving the new Stampin' Up rhinestones...I think they are my favourite item in the new catalogue!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Kissmas & Mistletoe by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU marker
SU coloured cardstock
DP - K&C
White silk ribbon
Martha Stewart Snowflake punch
SU Rhinestones
Foam dots

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Go ahead...wish!

I made today's card for this weeks OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge. Here is this week's sketch...

...and here is the card I made...I think this sketch is very versatile...why don't you give it a try?
Supplies:-
Stamps - Bunny by Azadi Earles and sentiment from Unity's KOTM Sept. 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU markers
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Foam Dots

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something that is built...

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to use an image in your card/project of something that is "built" using a set of plans ... a house, church, school, automobiles, even a bird house...anything that would be built according to a set of plans.

I used the house and sentiment from the Ippity set Devoted and the scallop borders from the set Sweet Thoughts of Spring. I paper pieced the house and then the scalloped borders to match. Have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Devoted and Sweet Thoughts of Spring by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DCWV cardstock
Brads

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feel Better Soon

I made this for a friend who had been feeling very unwell lately. The butterfly and sentiment are both Ippity stamps and I stamped the butterfly in versamark ink before embossing with white embossing powder. I do hope and pray she feels better real soon.
Supplies:-
Stamps - Now and Always and Just Wanted To Say by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU ribbon
Nestabilities
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Flower stamen

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Cute Little Flower

It's {Ippity} Hop time! 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!

The cards I'm sharing with you today all have one thing in common...they are all made with the centre of one of the flowers in the {Ippity} set Now and Always. I never really noticed how cute the centre of the flower was until I was cutting out sections of the flower to paper piece for another card. I thought to myself how cute it would be all on it's own and kind of went a little crazy...hence the three cards to share today and all the little flowers that still remain on my craft table!


Don't forget you can purchase {Ippity} stamp sets and paper 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 - Now and Always and Music of my Heart by Ippity and Thank You by Hero Arts
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
DCWV cardstock
SU brads
Corner rounder
Foam Dots

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kid's Cards

Over on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog this week they challenged us to make cards for the heroes to send home to their kids!

First of all I made this card with Mickey Mouse...

...and then after using this Penny Black image 'Balloon Madness' the other day I decided to make a card using the stamp as a whole...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Mickey by All Night Media, Time to Celebrate by Rubber Stampede, Balloon Madness by Penny Black and Justright stamper
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
DP - unknown
Copics
SU markers
Nestabilities
Bazzil textured cardstock
Ribbon
Foam dots

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ippity Challenge Card

This week's Ippity challenge was to find a card that inspires you on the SCS Gallery and remake it.....make it your own but let the card inspire your design. There are so many wonderful cards in the SCS gallery it was hard to choose one but I've always wanted to try making a round card so I chose this card by Michelle...you can see more at her blog Stop and Stamp the Roses.

As you can see I've made another Thank You card! I used designer papers from the Ippity Spring Paper Pack and stamps from the Ippity set Just Wanted To Say. I cut the little flowers out of one of the designer papers and adhered them with foam dots....I love how their little scalloped edges match the outside of the card. I must say I really like round cards...you might see a few more of these from me in the future!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Just Wanted to Say by Ippity
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
DP by October Afternoon...available through Ippity
Nestabilities
Color Box Chalk
Foam Dots

Friday, July 16, 2010

More Thanks!

Here are just a couple of thank you cards I made using some leftovers on my craft table. I made these flowers for other cards but didn't use them and didn't want to waste them. I do love this flower from the Ippity set Now and Always...it's so great to layer with different designer papers.


Supplies:-
Stamps - Now and Always, The Simple Things and Just Wanted To Say by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU scallop border punch
SU scallop circle punch
SU ribbon
Unknown DSP
Foam dots
Brads

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Enjoy The Day!

I hope you are enjoying your day and I hope this card puts a smile on your face. I made it for this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge. Here's the sketch...

...and here's my card. The stamp is an old favourite of mine...Balloon Madness by Penny Black. It's actually one stamp so I masked off sections of it to stamp each hedgehog individually...the little hedgehog certainly looks like he's enjoying his day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Balloon Madness by Penny Black and sentiment from Unity's KOTM May 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Copics E000, E11, R20, C3, C5, Y02
SU coloured cardstock
SU brads
SU flower punch

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sorry, no card today...

I thought I would take a break today from showing my cards and show you a bag I made recently with a dear friend. When I lived in Australia I would meet every Wednesday with this friend and we would make things...mainly quilts but we also made jewellery and bags and lots of other things.

When I moved five years ago I really missed those Wednesdays, not just for all the great things we created but for the lovely friendship that we made. Since then, my friend has moved to America too and although we do not live close enough to get together every Wednesday we do keep in touch and a few weeks ago she came for a short stay so I dusted off my sewing machines which haven't seen fabric in a while...only cards...and we each made a bag.

You may not be able to see it in the photo but hanging off the button on the right is a little cluster of wooden beads on a leather cord...all made out of Australian timbers as a lovely reminder of our time together.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What brings you peace?

That is this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...make a card that symbolizes what brings you rest or peace. For example, it could be flowers, an ocean, music, mountains, sitting with a friend, or just reading a book. As I sat gazing out my craft room window...which gives me lots of peace...I thought of trees and the colour blue and created this card.

Supplies:-
Stamps - What Matters Most by Ippity and Growing in Unity bu Unity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
Embroidery cotton
Button
Foam Dots

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thanks So Much

Welcome to another fun {Ippity} Hop! 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 made today's card for last week's OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown. It was an inspiration challenge and here is the inspiration...
As soon as I saw it I thought of the flowers in the Ippity set Now & Always and here is the card I made...


Don't forget you can purchase {Ippity} stamp sets and paper 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 - Now & Always by Ippity and Sincere Salutations by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
SU ink
Ribbon punch
American Crafts ribbon
Flower stamen
Nestabilities

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beary Cute!

Isn't this bear cute...I love the expression on her face! I think it's one of the biggest stamps I own (the card measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4") and I'm not a huge fan of really big stamps so it really hasn't been used very much, if ever, over the years! As I was tidying up my stamps the other day I dug out a few really old ones that I wanted to ink up and this cute bear was one of them! She's a little too large to colour with my Copics so I chose to paint her with watercolours on watercolour paper. I left it blank on the inside so I can add a sentiment later depending on who I give it to. I added little pink rhinestones to her heart and of course she needed a bow!

Supplies:-
Stamp - PSX
Watercolour paper
Brilliance ink
Watercolour paints
SU coloured cardstock
SU ribbon
Pink rhinestones

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thanks 4 Everything!

Ippity's challenge this week was to make a card/project with four of something on it! My card has a four layered flower, four lines of stitching and four colours...Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and Apricot Appeal. It's a thank you card because I need them so you will probably see a few thank you's over the next few weeks!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Now & Always and The Simple Things by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
SU DSP
SU ribbon
Nestabilities
Brad
White gel pen

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Birthday

Today is my daughter's 12th birthday and so I wanted to share with you the card I made for her special day. She loves all things Japanese including Manga art so when I saw this digital stamp from In Style Stamps I knew it would make the perfect birthday card for her....and her favourite colour at the moment is green!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Mellie a digital stamp by In Style Stamps and Happy Birthday by Hero Arts
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
DSP by Heidi Grace
Nestabilities
Copics - E000, E11, R20, G40, G82, G21, RV11, RV06, E31, E33, E35, RV00, RV02, E30, Y06
Buttons
Rhinestones
K & C Flowers
Dazzling Diamonds
SU scallop border punch

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tuesday Trigger: Poppin' Off The Page!

Here is this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger photo...

...I must admit that when I first saw this photo I thought I might actually give this week a miss! But I must say it's good to step out of the box creatively every once in a while and play with colours and styles you wouldn't normally work with. I think that is what I enjoy most about the Tuesday Triggers. The flowers in the photo reminded me of a flower in the Ippity set Faith Blooms...

...so I used it as the centres of all my flowers and I had fun doodling around them in the same style as the photo. Surprisingly I don't own any black and white designer paper so I paper pieced the background with black and white stripes and little punched out black circles. I couldn't find a sentiment that I liked and I really need some thank you cards so I drew the "Thanks" to fit the style of the flowers...and lastly I used foam dots to have the flowers poppin' off the page!
Supplies:-
Stamp - Faith Blooms by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
Copic Multiliners
SU circle punch
Foam Dots

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge

Here's is this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge....

...and here's my card. I airbrushed the Stampscapes scene and the background paper to match with Copic markers.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes and Growing in Unity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
Foam dots

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Every day is a precious gift...

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to use the colour red and/or blue on your card/project, although it does not need to be a patriotic card. I love this quote from Charles H. Spurgeon and think it's perfect for today...my son's 14th birthday! I've airbrushed this Stampscapes scene with my Copic markers. Have a great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes and SU's Refuge and Strength
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
Copics
SU ribbon
Button
Embroidery thread
Foam dots
Felt flowers

OWH Independence Day Blog Tour Winners!

Congratulations to...
Paula and Jenn
You both won my 'surprise' blog candy from the OWH Independence Day Blog Tour.
A BIG thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog over the weekend.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fun {Ippity} Hop! 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!

Last week's challenge was to create a project inspired by this photo below...

This is the card I created...the dove is from Stampin' Up and the word "hope" is from Unity's January KOTM 2010 but the rest of the stamps are all Ippity!

I also want to share with you this little journal I made using the Ippity set Devoted.

Don't forget you can purchase {Ippity} stamp sets and paper 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 - A Moment in Time, Devoted and Where You Should Be by Ippity, Unity's KOTM January 2010, and SU Gifts of Christmas
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU Markers
Brads
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Paper flowers
Fiskars flower punch
SU scallop border punch

Sunday, July 4, 2010

You're My Cup Of Tea

I made today's card for this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. Here is this week's trigger photo...

...and here is my card...I really wanted the little mouse to be sitting in a tea cup but I don't own a tea cup stamp so I drew the tea cup onto designer paper, cut it out and used a craft knife to cut a slit for the mouse to slip in. Have a great day everyone!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Flower Delivery by Penny Black and Unity KOTM December 2009
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copic Multiliner
SU DSP
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Copics
SU flower punch
Ribbon
Nestabilities
Foam Dots
SU brads

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Enjoy the Little Things

Tammy over at Tammy's Spot is hosting our blog group challenge this week and she has challenged us to alter the designer paper used to make the background. Here is the designer paper I chose made by Heidi Grace...

...and here is the card I made after altering the paper with my doodles! Who knew that all my doodling over the years would actually come in handy on my cards?

Supplies:-
Stamp - Unity KOTM September 2009
PTI white cardstock
DP by Heidi Grace
Brilliance ink
Copic Multiliner
SU circle punch
SU flower punch
Button
Embroidery cotton
SU markers
Foam Dots

Friday, July 2, 2010

Teddy Surprise!

This is my post for the Operation Write Home Independence Day Blog Tour. Please go and check out all the other participants on the Stars and Stamps Blog and all their wonderful birthday card creations! Don't miss the surprise at the end of my post!

I made this tri-fold birthday card using the Elzybells set Teddy Surprise in red and blue for this holiday weekend...



Thank you so much for stopping by...I'll be selecting one random comment from this post AND one follower to receive some SURPRISE blog candy! I will announce the winners on Tuesday the 6th of July. Have a great weekend!
Supplies:-
Stamps - Teddy Surprise by Elzybells
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU markers
Scallop border punch
Nestabilities
SU ribbon
SU circle punch