Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peace

I have two challenge cards to share today. The first is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ and the challenge was to use a Christian symbol of peace somewhere on your card/project, or create a card/project that shows or shares peace.

The second card is for OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge. I decided to make another Christmas card as I have many more to make before the end of the year!


Supplies:-
"Christmas Wishes"
Stamps - SU Gifts of Christmas
SU coloured cardstock
DP by Cloud 9
SU markers
Ribbon

"Holiday Hello"
Stamps - SU Circle of Friendship and Tree Trimmings
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU markers
SU circle punches
SU scallop circle punch
Foam dots

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another Baby Card!

I love making baby cards for little girls and boys but am finding it a challenge to make cards that could be for a girl or a boy! The stamp I used on this card is an old favourite of mine from Print Blocks Australia. I coloured it using SU markers and an aquapainter. I scribble a little ink on an acrylic block and then pick it up with the aquapainter...I've been using this technique a lot lately instead of digging out my watercolour paints.

Supplies:-
Stamps Print Blocks Australia and Moonbeams & Heartstrings by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Aquapainter
DP by Creative Memories
SU ribbon
Foam dots

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Good Friend

Every month I attend a Stampin' Up Club where we swap cards with the other members and make a few cards together to take home. We have not met over the Summer so it was fun to get out have some stamping fun! Each month we have a theme and this month was 'anything goes' so I made this card using the SU set Kimono Kids.

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

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ippity Hop Time!

G'day.....be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I have a few cards to share with you today...my first card uses mainly {Ippity} stamps from the sets Now & Always and The Simple Things but the sentiment is from All Night Media.

This next card was made for OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown which was to make an easel card. It was a little difficult to photograph but hopefully you get the idea!

My last card for today's hop was made for the Play Date Cafe Challenge which was to use deep purple or dark blue with green and silver. I used stamps from Now & Always and A Moment in Time.

Don't forget you can purchase all the {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 great day!

Supplies:-
"With Sympathy"
Stamps - The Simple Things and Now and Always by Ippity and sentiment from All Night Media
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
SU ink
SU coloured cardstock
PTI white cardstock
DP unknown
Color Box Chalk
SU pearls
Flower Stamen

"Happy Holidays"
Stamps - Kissmas & Mistletoe and Season of Joy by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
DP unknown
Ribbon
Fabric
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Martha Stewart snowflake punch
SU rhinestones
Bazzil textured cardstock

"Grateful"
Stamps - Now & Always and A Moment in Time by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Versamark ink
Silver embossing powder
Fiskar paper edgers
Foam dots
Ribbon
SU rhinestones

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Welcome Little One

This week's Ippity challenge was to make a card using any sketch on SCS. There are hundreds of sketches on SCS and I was overwhelmed with the choice so finally I opened the master list of card sketches and picked one randomly...so today's card was made using lucky SC186!

I need some baby cards for my husband's work but do not know if they will be boys or girls so over the next week or so you will probably see a few baby cards using yellows and greens!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Moonbeams & Heartstrings by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
SU ink
SU DSP
SU markers
SU ribbon
Lace
Foam dots

Saturday, September 25, 2010

You Deserve the Best

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

...and here's my card. The background stamp is from Unity's KOTM July 2010...I stamped it several times and cut out the hexagons and paper pieced the background with them. The sentiment is from the Ippity set You Deserve.

Supplies
Stamps - Unity KOTM July 2010 and You Deserve by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
Ribbon
SU marker
Foam dots

Friday, September 24, 2010

Willow the Autumn Fairy

I don't use Digital Stamps very often but when I saw Willow the Autumn Fairy by Michelle Perkett I couldn't resist...isn't she lovely? I airbrushed the background and skirt with Copic markers and coloured the details with Copics before adding some Dazzling Diamonds to her wings. The sentiment reads "Let the beauty we love be what we do".

Supplies:-
Stamps - Digi by Michelle Perkett and Fall For You by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil Textured cardstock
Felt flower
Paper flower
Button
Embroidery thread
SU dazzling diamonds
Fiskar paper edgers

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Season of Blessings

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

...and here's my card. The main stamp and sentiment are from Unity's KOTM and the little leaf on the background paper is from the Stampin' Up set With Gratitude. I used SU markers to colour the stamps before stamping.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM September 2009 and December 2009 and With Gratitude by SU
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
K & C Company DP
Foam dots

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Beauty

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week is to use Fall colours (such as green, yellow, melon, red, orange, brown) and/or leaves on your card/project. Here's my card using stamps from Unity's Kit of The Month...the tree is from December 2009 and the lovely quote is from August 2010.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM December 2009 and August 2010
SU coloured cardstock
K & C Company DP
SU markers
Color Box Chalk
Foam Dots

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

International Day of Peace

Today is the International Day of Peace also known as World Peace Day...so I made a card for today!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity
PTI white cardstock
SU markers
DP unknown
SU corner punch
Foam dots
SU ribbon

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Ippity Hop Time!

G'day.....be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

I have two very different cards to share with you today...I made the first card with stamps from the {Ippity} set Authentic Man. I drew and cut the arrow in the background freehand to depict the bend in the road and coloured the car with SU markers and an Aquapainter.

I made the next card for the Fall using the {Ippity} set So This Is Love. I airbrushed the background on this card with Copics.

Don't forget you can purchase all the {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 great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Authentic Man and So This Is Love by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
SU and Colorbok DSP
Ribbon
Brads
Felt flower
Button
Embroidery thread
Foam dots

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Two OWH Challenges!

I have two cards to share today that I made for two different sketch challenges on OWH Stars and Stamps Blog last Sunday.

The first card is for the Stars and Stamps sketch challenge using this sketch...

The challenge was to make a pink birthday card using the sketch and I used an old favourite stamp of mine Cheesecake Wish by Penny Black. I had a hard time trying to find a sentiment that would fit in with the sketch so I ended up using "wishing you" from one SU set and "happy birthday" from another and I wrote the "a" to match with a Copic Multiliner.

The second card is for the sketch challenge issued by Teresa Kline...

This challenge was to make a holiday card using Teresa's sketch and here's my card...

Supplies:-
Stamps - Cheesecake Wish by Penny Black, Bitty Birthday, Heard From The Heart and Dear Friends by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
SU and DCWV DSP
SU scallop border punch
Nestabilities
Foam dots
Copic Multiliner

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy Blessings

Ippity's challenge this week was inspired by the gorgeous colours of fall...Red, Yellow and Green. I must say I'm really enjoying all these Fall inspired challenges and I used my favourite Fall embellishment at the moment...raffia. The stamps are from the Ippity set Regal Greetings.

Supplies:-
Stamp - Regal Greetings by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
DP by K&C Company
SU markers
Color Box Chalk
SU buttons
Nestabilities
Embroidery thread
Raffia

Friday, September 17, 2010

Washing on the line...

I made today's card for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge...use real or faux stitching somewhere on your card/project. I purchased this lovely stamp by Print Blocks Australia about 15 years ago but have never used it on a card...I'm not sure who I would give this to...I think it would be nice framed and given as a gift.

Growing up in Australia we always hung our clothes on the clothesline to dry but I now live in New Hampshire and I don't even own a clothesline...I guess it's not very practical for the weather here! Anyway, I thought it was the perfect image to incorporate stitching...I stamped the image twice, airbrushed one with Copics and coloured the details on the other before cutting them out and gluing them onto the airbrushed one...I would normally mask the details before airbrushing but those little chickens would have been very fiddly...I nearly lost one cutting them out!

Supplies:-
Stamp - Print Blocks Australia
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lovin' from the oven!

Karen, from Simply Said With Karen is hosting this week's Tangled Up In Creativity blog group challenge. She has challenged us to create a card that depicts what it is we like about the upcoming season. Last week, I received some free digital stamps from Digi Doodle Shop for a challenge I'd entered and I chose this lovely image called Fresh Baked Pie and knew it would be perfect for this challenge. I live in the Apple capital of New Hampshire where the upcoming season is full of apple picking, pie baking contests and of course my favourite, the vibrant colours of the changing leaves...this image has it all!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Fresh Baked Pie by Digi Doodle Shop and Mix-up Of Cuteness by Ippity
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
SU markers
Aquapainter
SU coloured cardstock
K & C Company DP
SU linen thread
Foam dots

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

With Gratitude

Last week's OWH Stars and Stamps midweek throwdown was to make a Fall themed thank you card. I used the lovely Stampin' Up set With Gratitude...I love all the leaves in this set so I stamped them all on the background and stamped and sponged the maple leaf under the raffia bow. I think raffia is perfect for this time of year!

Supplies:-
Stamps- With Gratitude by SU
SU coloured cardstock
DP by K & C Company
Raffia
Color Box Chalk
Foam dots
Fiskar paper edgers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guest Designer for a day!

I'm very excited to be a guest designer today on Michelle Perkett's blog where a challenge for Operation Write Home is being held...the challenge is to make birthday cards. Both my cards today feature Michelle Perkett digital stamps which are available in her Etsy shop.

This delightful cupcake image is covered in little flowers so I couldn't resist punching out the flowers and using brads to give the frosting some dimension.

After colouring this yummy cupcake with Copics and Stampin' Up markers I sprayed it and the sentiment with SU smooch spray so it has a lovely glimmer to it...unfortunately it doesn't show up in the photo. The pink rhinestones make for cute, girly sprinkles!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies:-
Digital stamps by Michelle Perkett
PTI white cardstock
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Copics
SU brads
SU flower punch
Rhinestones
DP unknown
SU smooch spray
SU and American Crafts ribbon
Foam dots

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thanks Michelle!

G'day.....be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

Today, we say farewell to Michelle Ogdahl from {Ippity} as she embarks on a new adventure in her life. My first card today is a "thank you" for all that she has done.

The next card was made for last week's Moxie Fab World challenge which was to make a project that incorporates offset scallops. My initial idea was to create waves using offset scallops and the {Ippity} set Fishy Philosophy...it was a nice co-incidence that the fish I used had offset scallops too!

Don't forget you can purchase all the {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 great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Fishy Philosophy and The Simple Things by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
DSP Bo Bunny and unknown
Color Box Chalk
SU coloured cardstock
Foam dots
Aquapainter

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

Another day, another challenge for Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps blog. This one is to use googly eyes on your card. The day this challenge was issued I had just posted this card with googly eyes but decided to make a new card.

I coloured this cute Ladybug Party Tower with Copics and gave them all little googly eyes!
Supplies:-
Digi stamp by Pink Cat Studios - Ladybug Party Tower
PTI white cardstock
Copics
American Crafts ribbon
DP unknown
Foam dots
SU button
Googly eyes

Saturday, September 11, 2010

So This Is Love

Aren't the colours in Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger this week rich and vibrant?

Here's the card I created...the letters L O V E are cut out and adhered with foam dots.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Music of my Heart and So this is Love by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
DP unknown
SU ribbon
Foam dots

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Fall

This week's Ippity challenge is to make a Fall themed card/project. I have to say it's become one of my favourite times of the year since moving to New Hampshire...the colours every year amaze me and so I tried to capture those colours in today's card.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Fall For You by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
DP - creative memories
Bazzil textured cardstock
SU markers
Aquapainter

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thanks So Much

This month is a very busy birthday month over at OWH Stars and Stamps blog full of lots of challenges and today's card is for this week's sketch challenge...we were challenged to use the sketch to make a Thank You card with yellow on it.

Here's the sketch...

...and here's my card.

Supplies:-
Stamps - SU Kind and Caring Thoughts and Now & Always by Ippity
SU coloured cardstock
SU ink
DP by K & C Company
Button
Embroidery Thread

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Nature is the art of God

This week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to create a card or project that depicts water either in word or image. I made this lake picture by using five different Stampscape stamps and airbrushed them with Copic markers.

Supplies:-
Stamps - Stampscapes
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
Bazzil textured cardstock
Foam dots

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

True Friend

I made today's card for the Play Date Cafe challenge which ends tonight. These colours were fun to play with!


Supplies:-
Stamps - Azadi Earles and Unity KOTM June 2010
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Aquapainter
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
Lace
SU ribbon
Foam dots
Embroidery Thread
Button

Monday, September 6, 2010

Always Bring Your Own Sunshine

G'day.....be sure to check in at the {Ippity} Blog to see the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

First of all, I want to say I BIG thank you to all of you who visit my blog. Today I will reach 20,000 hits which truly amazes me. When I started my blog back at the end of January I mainly started it so I could share my cards with my family and friends who live so far away in Australia. Little did I know I would be sharing my cards with people all over the world....your comments and words of encouragement have truly been a blessing...thank you!

Now on to today's post....I think Quotes a'la Happy from the latest Ippity release is one of my favourite Ippity sets. I love making cards with encouraging quotes and there are several in this set that will certainly brighten someone's day...and I'm sure I've mentioned it before but I do love those birds!

I have two cards to share with you today that have been made with stamps from this set. The first one has the gorgeous birds...I stamped them twice as I wanted them to go right across my card.

This next card has another quote from Quotes a'la Happy and the heart stamp from the set House a Home.


Don't forget you can purchase all the {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 great day!

Supplies:-
Stamps - Quotes a'la Happy and House a Home by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
DP SU and unknown
SU markers
Aquapainter
Nestabilities
Foam dots
Ribbon

Sunday, September 5, 2010

For You

I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) note card to share today using the For You Flower by Stampin' Up...actually it's just the centre of that stamp as I used the Stampin' Up flower punch for the petals.

Supplies:-
Stamp - For You Flower by SU
PTI white cardstock
SU markers
SU flower punch
SU coloured cardstock
SU circle punch
SU scallop border punch
SU DSP
Foam dots

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Halloween Hi

Halloween is new to me. I grew up in Australia where Halloween is not celebrated and so I've never needed a Halloween card...actually I don't think I've ever made a Halloween card. When I saw that this week's OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge was to make a 'happy' Halloween card I thought I would give it a go. I've never even inked up these pumpkins from the SU set The More The Merrier but I think they make for a 'happy' Halloween card....although googly eyes always make me smile!

Supplies:-
Stamps - The More The Merrier by SU
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
SU markers
Aquapainter
SU scallop border punch
Ribbon
Googly eyes

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Gift Card Holder

Ippity's challenge this week is to make a card/project with a "back to school" theme. I've been wanting to make a gift card holder with the Ippity set Books a' Flutter and here it is!

Supplies:-
Stamps Books a' Flutter and Book It! by Ippity
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU markers
Aquapainter
Spiral notebook punch
Color Box Chalk
Ribbon
Circle punch
Foam dots

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Heart Strings

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

...and here's my card. I decided to leave it blank for now as it could be a note card, thank you card,Valentine's Day card, new baby card or a birthday card!

Supplies:-
Stamp - Heart Strings by Penny Black
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
Copics
SU coloured cardstock
SU DSP
DCWV embossed card front
Foam dots

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Berry Adorable

I made today's card for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge which is to use some form of metal on your card/project. When I was going through my beads the other day I came across some little metal charms and one was the cute little strawberry I used on this card...I knew it would go perfectly with these stamps from Unity's KOTM March 2010.

Supplies:-
Stamps Unity KOTM March 2010
PTI white cardstock
Brilliance ink
SU coloured cardstock
SU markers
Ribbon
Metal charm
Embroidery thread
Foam dots