Saturday, January 31, 2009

Regal Burgundy Kiss

Splitcoaststampers posts a weekday challenge. I challenge my "Ladies" to do Tuesday's colour combo challenge and Wednesday's sketch challenge. It's fun to see what they come up with. This was last week's challenges that I have made. I usually make 3 cards using a different background colour. This time I only made 2. In case you can't tell, the colour challenge was using Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, and Bravo Burgundy. What a colour combination! I really didn't think that I could do it. I really disliked these colours together, that is until I visited the gallery for ideas. Not bad at all, it kinda grew on me.

Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, DSP from Costco pad.
Stamp Set: Greetings Galore.
Ink: SU! Markers, Kiwi Kiss.
Accessories: Bravo Burgundy ribbon, large oval punch, word punch.

Absolutely love the water colouring of this image. I nailed it, so proud of myself.

Card Stock: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Water Colour, Urban Garden DSP.
Stamp Set: Bloomin' Beautiful, Short and Sweet.
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On, Bravo Burgundy, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose.
Accessories: Sponge dauber, small & large oval punches, distressing tool, aqua painter.

Always Bird

And last but not least, another Adult Education card. The original idea for this card was cased from Splitcoaststampers a long time ago but I still like it very much and the colour possiblilities are endless. My original one was done in soft sky seen here, Carol has made one in Purely Pomegranate, and it's just as gorgeous.

Card Stock: Really Rust, Old Olive.
Stamp Set: Always, It's Your Birthday.
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive.
Accessories: scallop edge punch, dimensionals, hole punch, scissors.

Manly Celebration

This is another card we made at the Adult Education class. Carol cased this card from a Splitcoaststamper as well. It's a great place to get ideas. Masculine cards, I find, are very difficult for me because you can't add the frill and bling to them as embellishments. But these came out nicely.
Card Stock: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Stripe DSP from a Costco pad .
Stamp Sets: It's your Birthday.
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Ribbon buckle, River Rock ribbon, spnge dauber, dimensionals.

Birthday Blast Off

I cased this card from a Splitcoaststamper's challenge. I adore it for a litttle boy. Notice the hippo in the top left corner; beautifully interchanged from the rocket and the orientation of the card is flipped. Just goes to show you that the same card made by different people don't have to be the same.

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, WhisperWhite, Urban Garden DSP.
Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, It's Your Birthday.
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy.
Accessories: Crop-a-Dile, eyelets, mat pack, blender pens, glitter glue pen.

Princess Birthday

These cards were made by my card-making class through the Adult Education program. We had a hard time with the glitter for some reason, that's why 2 cards have no sentiment on them.

I had a great time with the ladies on Wednesday night and can't wait to get together again in March. I hope they had fun too; they sure looked like they were.

Card Stock: Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, and Glittered Pink from Scrapbooker's Paradise.
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday sentiment from a unknown retired set
Ink: Versa Mark, Pixie Pink marker
Accessories: Dew drops, punches - Martha Stewart edge, scallop circle, 1 3/8 circle, corner rounder, hole punch-, Cuttlebug, Princess embossing folder, Cosmo celery glitter, Nestabilities, pop dors, glue dots, heat & stick powder.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Status Update

Hello my peeps,
Just checking in with you to let you know that since wonderful hubby is on holidays in Ontario, I will not have time to update my blogs with cards until next Wednesday. John took the camera with him to take pics of his beautiful grand-babies. Ok, not grand-babies anymore; ages 10, 9, and 4.

I'm upgrading my craft room this week-end too, while he's gone so he doesn't try to help. LOL! I'm moving everything 90 degrees around to accommodate the new "pantry shelves" that can only go on the one wall. I get to pick those up from Zellers on Sunday. In the meantime, everything is a mess, I may not even be able to make cards this week anyway.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Always Soft Sky Bird

I cased this card from someone on Splitcoaststampers but can't remember who. I'll do my best in the future to give them credit and add a link to the original card. Carol made this card but in Purely Pomegranate and it was just as beautiful.

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sahara Sand (because I didn't have Going Gray) , SU! DSP.
Stamp Set: Always.
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive.
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch, scissors, scallop scissors, piercing tool, and dimensionals

Monday, January 19, 2009

Crackled Bird

Gonna have to learn how to operate this camera better. Once I do I will repost this one for sure. I made this card at Val's stamping group last year sometime. I absolutely love that stamp set even though I've only made one other card with it. I'll have to make a few others just to justify owning and not wanting to part with that set. It's called Crackled Bird because the background uses the Weathered stamp to add a crackled look but you can't see that right now. Stupid camera!!!

Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla.
Stamp Set: Touch of Nature, Weathered
Ink: Mellow Moss, Bordering BLue, Choclate Chip (I think).
Accessories: ribbon, corner rounder punch, scallop circle punch, circle punches.

Boho Happiness

This was a fun card I did last summer. I made two different colour variations because I couldn't decide which shade of pink looked better.

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, SU! DSP, some other pink DSP.
Stamp Sets: Summer by the Sea, French Script.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: 1 3/8 square punch, square scallop punch, flower punch, Boho Blossom punch, brads, sponge dauber.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Jolliest Snowman

I absolutely love this card. When I went Ontario in October last year, I prepared a few card kits that I can work with my niece and nephew and sister and whoever else wanted to play. This was one of the easier one. And my niece really loved it, one nephew wasn't interested and the other only made the Halloween cards. I Cuttlebugged the blue card stock with Dots and Snowflakes embossing folder.

Card Stock: Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue, Whisper White.
Stamp Set: Jolliest time of the Year.
Ink: Basic Black, SU! markers.
Accessories: Sparkly sheer ribbon, cuttlebug, aquapainter, sponge dauber.

Thanks for looking in today.

Watercolour Tulips

This card was made for the Card-Pal program that my Stampin' Up! Group participate in monthly. I stamped my images and then misted them with water to create a water colour look. I will definitely use that technique more often because I like the effect.

Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Gable Green, Very Vanilla.
Stamp Set: Never Ending Joy.
Ink: Gable Green, Elegant Eggplant.
Accessories: ribbon, bras, water mister, stampa-ma-jig to correctly position my images.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Holiday Sleigh

I have time for just this last one this morning. Gotta go shovel, get things ready for the Stampin' Up! class tonight and go to Red Deer. Scrapbooker's Paradise has kept the Spellbinders Label Nesties on hold for me. Can't wait.

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP. Stamp Set: Sleigh Bells Ring. Ink: Basic Brown, SU! markers, SU! water colour pencils. Accessories: Sponge Dauber, Blender pen.

Infinite Mustard Daisy

I absolutley love this card. I say that alot but I mean it every time.

Card Stock: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Very Vanilla. Stamp Set: Infinite Goodness. Ink: Clost to Cocoa, So Saffron, More Mustard, SU markers (Stampin' Up!). Accessories: Tearing Edge ruler.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wish Big Car

This card was made at another Stampin'Up! class but in Ponoka with Val. It's masculine even if there is flowers in it. I would remake this one but add screw shaped brads instead.
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla. Stamp Set: Thoughts of Father. Ink: Stampin' Up! markers. Accessories: Pewter brads, Word Window punch.

Thanks for looking in today!

Hydrangea Blossom

I absolutely love to watercolour now after doing this card. Once you learn the technique, it's easy peasy. Well, I think so anyway. I made this card at a Stampin' Up! class out in Crestomere, Alberta. Lori is a great inspiration and has wonderful ideas. I still go to her classes every so often and I read her BLOG often. I'll get her permission and post her page so you can see what I mean.

Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Watercolour. Stamp Set: Bloomin' Beautiful. Ink: Black Staz-On, Chocolate Chip, Stampion' Up! markers. Accessories: Copper brads, Antique Copper hardware, Edging tool, Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter.

River Rock Trees

It is ever so difficult to come up with a masculine card without doing the same thing over and over. They don't like the cutesy cards that most women like, so it is a great challenge. I made this one for my delivery driver friend, Mike's birthday.

Card Stock: Basic Black, River Rock, Whisper White. Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree. Ink: Basic Black. Accessories: Black brads, Ticket punch, Ribbon.

Hope you like it as much as I do.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Scrappin Fun

All these cards were made using the "Simply Scrappin' " package called "Home Again" from Stampin' Up!'s Spring-Summer 2008 catalogue. Sorry about the shadow! New camera, not so smart user.
Stamp Set: So Many Scallops, Eastern Blooms, Lovely as a Tree, Spring Song, Heard from the Heart, Dream du Jour, Woodland Cottage, Thoughts of Father, Pocket Silhouettes, Season of Friendship, Best Yet, and finally Peaceful Wishes.
I had fun with these and I may try a different Simply Scrappin' kit soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Best Birthday

I gave this card to my Mother for her birthday last week. Instead of getting her a real present, I made a whole bunch of my cards in duplicates for her. I hope she likes it. Another sketch from the "Joy of Card Making: Collector's Edition". I made a few different ones with this lauout but got to say this one is the better one.

Card Stock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Maine Mulberry DSP, UR Sweet DSP. Stamp Set: It's your Birthday. Ink: Old Olive. Accessories: 1 3/8" Square punch, Sponge Dauber.

Bundle of Joy

I'm not usually into making baby cards but I thought I should have one on hand, just in case. I used the same sketch as the "Wasabi Wishes" card but added some more funky. Well, I think so anyway. Really cute for sure.

Card Stock: So Saffron, Whisper White, DSP. Stamp Sets: Punches Three, Bundled in Love. Ink: Certainly Celery, So Saffron. Accessories: Flower brad, Angel brad, Red Rose brad, Silver hardware, ribbon.

Rusty Happiness

Really don't like that there's a shadowy look to the card. I'll have to find a better place to take my pics. Anyway here's the recipe.

Cardstock: Really Rust, Soft Sky, DSP ( Designer Series Paper)Stamp Set: Heard from the HeartInk: Really RustAccessories: White ribbon, Really Rust buttons, Antique Brass hardware

DO try this at home. LOL! Thanks for looking.

Wasabi Wishes

I found the sketch for this card in a book that I bought because my friend Carol showed me hers at Christmas and then I had to have it. The book is call "Joy of Card Making" from Paper Crafts. Absolutely love it! Anyway here's the recipe:

Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, DSP.
Stamp Set: Always in my Thoughts.
Ink: Wild Wasabi.
Accessories: Wild Wasabi ribbon, Antique Brass hardware, Boho Blossom punch, Square scallop punch, sponge dauber.