Saturday, April 30, 2011

Call when it's time for cake!

Can you believe it's the last day of April? Where is the year going? I made today's card using this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch...which I flipped around as it suited the Fuzzy Bear stamp by PSX better.



Supplies:- Fuzzy Bear by PSX, Afterthoughts by SU, SU coloured cardstock, Scrap DP, Watercolours, Watercolour paper, Brilliance ink, SU marker, SU punch, and Foam dots.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Floral Friday

In honour of the Royal Wedding this morning I thought I'd share my Duchess Rose with you. This composite flower was created from the petals of several fresh roses.
This next flower is also a composite flower called a Glamellia. These were very popular in the 40's and 50's and are appearing more frequently in bridal bouquets today. It is made with several Gladiola florets glued together to make a large blossom that resembles a Camellia...hence the name Glamellia!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Your friendship warms my heart!

Just a quick post today with a clean and simple card because my kids are keeping me busy while they are on Spring Break !

Supplies:- Unity KOTM Feb 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, Copics, DP unknown, Bazzil textured cardstock, Paper flowers, Buttons, and Foam dots.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Love you

With the Royal Wedding just a few days away, the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Happily Ever After...the card can be for a wedding, anniversary or just love related.
Supplies:- Flower Delivery by Penny Black, Big on Spring by SU, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, DP unknown, SU markers, and SU ribbon.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Many Thanks

G'day and welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Hop today!

I made today's card using the {Ippity} sketch from this month's challenge and stamps from the cute {Ippity} set Bitty Pixie Paisley.

You can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!


Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

Supplies:- Bitty Pixie Paisley by Ippity, PTI white cardstock, SU ink, SU markers, Ribbon, DCWV DP, Nestabilities, SU rhinestones, and Foam dots.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He Restores my Soul!

Wishing you all today Easter joy.


Supplies:- Lamb by Azadi Earles, Tulip Tag Set by ODBD, Quiet Waters by ODBD, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, DP unknown, SU coloured cardstock, SU markers, Ribbon, Foam Dots, SU scallop border punch and Paper roses.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Thank You for Your Kindness

I made today's card for the Stampin' Up club I attend and this month's theme for the swap was "anything goes". You can never have too many thank you cards on hand so that's what I chose to make!
Supplies:- The Art of Life and Occasional Quotes by SU, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU markers, SU punch, SU flower punch, Copic, SU rhinestone, SU ribbon, and Foam dots.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Floral Friday

This month's Tangled Up in Creativity challenge hosted by Heather over at Stamping Mommy is perfect for my Floral Friday post because Heather challenged us to make a card inspired by the saying "April showers bring May flowers".

...and of course a flower arrangement for today...a hand tied bouquet of Roses, Wax Flower, Leather Fern, Salal and Myrtle.

Supplies:- Friendship Gardens by SU, SU coloured cardstock, DP scraps, SU flower punch, Sizzix Embosslits Cherry Blossom and Simple Flower, Foam Dots, Buttons and SU ribbon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Blessings!

I have a couple of challenge cards to share today. The first is for this week's Penny Black Easter Extravaganza Challenge and the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch Challenge #65.

The next card is for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge...use Versamark or the same colour ink on the same colour paper for a tone on tone effect somewhere on your card/project.



Supplies :- Bunny Bouquet by Penny Black, Daffodil Tag set, Tulip Tag set and Flourished Christian Symbols by ODBD, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, CM DP, SU ribbon, SU markers, SU flower punch, SU brads, Foam dots, SU ink, and Fiskar paper edgers.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Precious Friends

Today's card is for this week's Cupcakes Inspirations challenge...

...these cupcakes inpired me to make this card...

Supplies:- Stamps by Hero Arts, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU coloured cardstock, SU flower punch, Foam dots and SU rhinestones.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You're Just my Type

Jenn over at Jax Bean Stalks is hosting one of the Tangled Up in Creativity challenges this month. She challenged us to get out the newspaper! She wants to see our "daily post" in our projects!



Here's my card with a snippet from our local newspaper and stamps from Unity.


Supplies:- Unity KOTM Novemeber 2009, SU coloured cardstock, Newsprint, Brilliance ink, SU markers, Foam dots, SU ribbon and Cosmo Cricket DP.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Because of You

G'day and welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Hop today!

I have a couple of cards to share today. The first is for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge...


...I stamped the swirls from the set Love in Return on white cardstock and embossed them in clear before sponging the ink over the top. Then I just wiped the ink off the embossed swirls to reveal them.


My second card is for the Ippity challenges this month and uses both the sketch and colour combo...and of course the cute little birds from Quotes a'la Happy!



You can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!

Supplies:- Love in Return, Quotes a'la Happy and Now & Always by Ippity, PTI white cardstock, SU coloured cardstock, SU DSP, SU ink, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Paper flowers, SU linen thread, Button, Scallop border punch, and SU pearls.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Balloons make everything better!

The OWH Stars and Stamps Midweek Throwdown challenge this week is to make cards using 2 or more layers.

Supplies:- Unity KOTM February 2011, PTI white cardstock, Brilliance ink, SU markers, SU coloured cardstock, Ribbon, SU oval punch, Foam dots, DP unknown.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Floral Friday

My arrangement today is a casket spray that I made for the Floral Design course I'm taking.... It is made with Snapdragons, Carnations, Pom Pons, Plumosus, Tepe Fern, Salal and Eucalyptus.


When I had finished it and photographed it for my assignment I decided to pull it apart and make a couple of basket arrangements for my neighbours.



I think Spring has arrived in NH as the last of the snow finally melted from my yard a couple of days ago and it's been raining nearly every day this week! I'm looking forward to all the flowers that will soon start to appear in my garden. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What are you looking for?

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for"...so true and thought provoking! I'm not sure who I would give this card to or for what reason but one day it will be just the card I need. I think it would also be nice framed as a reminder to always look for the good and positive in every situation. Have a great day!




Supplies:- Unity KOTM February 2011, SU markers, DP unknown, SU coloured cardstock, SU lace, Foam dots, and SU pearls.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

God Bless You

Today's card is for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge which is to use shades of purple as your main colour AND/OR use wood paper or elements on your card/project.

Supplies:-

Stamps - Crosses of Hope by SU, SU coloured cardstock, DP unknown, SU ink, Foam Dots, Sizzix Embosslits Sweetest Stem

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thanks a Bunch!

This week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Say it with Flowers". I couldn't resist using this cute stamp called Guess What?! Supplies:- Stamps - Guess What?! by Penny Black and Floral Greetings by SU PTI white cardstock Brilliance ink SU markers SU DSP Copics SU ribbon Button Nestabilities Foam Dots

Monday, April 11, 2011

Welcome Little One

G'day and welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Hop today!
This week I had fun playing with the {Ippity} sketch for this month. My first card uses stamps from four different {Ippity} sets...I love how you can mix and match all the sets to create so many possibilities!

My second card uses stamps from Moon Beams and Heart Strings and one of my favourite colour combinations....Navy and White!


You can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!

Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!
Supplies:- Stamps - A Moment in Time, What Matters Most, Simply Home and Moon Beams and Heart Strings by Ippity PTI white cardstock Versamark ink White embossing powder SU ink Copic SU DSP and unknown SU ribbon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Make a Wish

I love this stamp from Pink Cat Studios and after colouring it with Copics I had fun adding some sparkle, and flowers! Supplies:- Stamps - You're Fairy Sweet by Pink Cat Studios PTI white cardstock Brilliance ink Copics SU Dazzling Diamonds DP unknown SU coloured cardstock Nestabilities Paper roses Foam dots SU rhinestones

Friday, April 8, 2011

Hello

Hello....I have a flower arrangement and a card to share with you today. Today's arrangement is a basket arrangement...full of Roses, Snapdragons, Carnations and Freesias. ...and my card is full of flowers too!
Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity Flowers and Hello by A Muse

PTI white cardstock

Copics

SU coloured cardstock

SU DSP

SU stickers

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Best Friend Blogger Award

Molly over at Miss Molly Creations gave me this Best Friend Blogger Award....thank you Molly for thinking of me....I consider you to be a great blogging friend too!


The rules of this award are:

1. Post about it on your blog with a link to the sender.

2. Pass it on to those who visit your blog and leave comments regularly.


I choose to pass it onto:-





Thanks to everyone who stops by and leaves comments...I really do appreciate them all!

The Lord shall renew their strength...

One of the challenges this week over at Our Daily Bread Designs is to use a bird image, punched bird, or birds on your designer paper. I chose to use stamps from the set On Eagle's Wings and the Eagle is stamped lightly behind the verse...which is one of my favourites! Supplies:-
Stamps - On Eagle's Wings by ODBD

SU coloured cardstock

SU DSP

SU markers

SU ribbon

Foam Dots

Nestabilities

SU rhinestones

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Elegant Birthday

Today's card is for Party Time Tuesdays Elegant Birthday Challenge and uses OWH Stars and Stamps sketch #63. Supplies:-
Stamps - Floral Greetings by SU

SU coloured cardstock

SU DSP

SU marker

Copics

Scallop border punch

SU rhinestones

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabulous Friend

My card today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is a sketch... The stamp I used is called Soft & Sweet by Penny Black and I coloured it with my Copics.
Supplies:-
Stamps - Soft & Sweet by Penny Black and Oval All by SU

PTI white cardstock

Brilliance ink

SU ribbon

Copics

Paper Roses

Nestabilities

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thinking of You Now & Always

G'day and welcome to my stop on the {Ippity} Hop today!

I have a bright, sunny card to share today using stamps from the {Ippity} set Now & Always and airbrushed with Copics.

You can purchase all the {Ippity} stamp sets from me HERE and you won't pay any shipping within the US!


Don't forget to visit the {Ippity} Blog for the full list of today's Blog Hop participants and all their wonderful {Ippity} creations...and to see what this week's challenge is!


Supplies:- Stamps - Now & Always by Ippity

PTI white cardstock

Copics

Versamark

White embossing powder

Basic Grey Brads

Paper flowers

SU coloured cardstock

SU DSP

SU ink

Sizzix swirl

Foam dots

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thank You

Just a quick post today...a simple thank you! Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM Jan 2011

PTI white cardstock

Brilliance ink

SU markers

SU coloured cardstock

Copics

Sizzix embossing folder

Nestabilities

Foam dots

Friday, April 1, 2011

Believe in Yourself

It's Floral Friday so I have a card and some flowers for you today. Firstly, my card is for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge this week. Here's the inspiration photo...

...and here's my card. It felt like I was doing a flower arrangement on a card!

My flower arrangement is a simple vase arrangement of fresh flowers - Freesia's Miniature Carnations, Roses, Larkspur, Leather Fern, Boxwood, Myrtle and Misty.
Supplies:-
Stamps - Unity KOTM September 2010

SU coloured cardstock

SU markers

Paper flowers

SU ribbon

Foam dots

Brads

Nestabilities

CM corner rounder