Saturday, June 30, 2012

TCP Tuesday 216 - Thanks Bunches








It's TCP Tuesday time! And I just love the inspiration photo's! The beautiful flowers and cute lanterns made it easy for me to come up with today's card.

I used the Wheel Love stamp set, and coloured it in with Copic markers. I cut it out and adhered it to a white oval that I machine stitched around. I embossed the large white background with a cuttlebug folder, stitched around that also, and used an old Prima flower for the splash of green and brown in the photo's.

Stamps: Wheel Love (The Cats Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: N/A
Accessories: Prima flower, Stampin Up twine, Spellbinders ovals, Stampin Up small oval punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sewing Machine

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Happy Birthday To You

I wanted to use the set Birthday Bash from Verve, for this card (newly purchased!), and I always love clear ballons to stamp on patterned paper! The sketch is Viva La Verve June Week 4, and after trying to do the sketch upside down, because I thought that would be easier, I decided on doing it the original way (with a few little changes ;) The balloon strings werent long enough to see under the corrugated piece so I just drew a little exta length on them.

Stamps: Birthday Bash (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Be Amazing (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up button and twine, Martha Stewart border punch, Kaisercraft pearls, crimper, sewing machine

Thursday, June 21, 2012

May Your Birthday Be Special

So it's CAS time again, for Viva La Verve June Week 3. And I think mine's pretty clean and simple this time!! Yay! I turned the sketch side on, and moved the oval slightly. I used papers from one of my favourite collections - Portrait, from Crate Paper. The flowers are from Joyful Blooms (Verve), and I love how you can stamp them on patterned paper to co-ordinate with whatever you're doing! I stitched around the edge of the card, and zig zag stitched on the left hand side of the thin black paper, and distressed the edges. I just used a black marker to faux stitch around the border of the oval.

Stamps: Birthday Surprise, Joyful Blooms (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
Papers: Portrait (Crate Paper)
Accessories: We Are Memory Keepers floss, Bag O Buttons buttons, Black marker, Tim Holtz edge distressor, Sewing machine

Viva La Verve June Week 2

I'm out of large white cardstock at the moment, so it's forcing me to use vanilla as my card bases, which I don't normally do, but it was nice to step out the box for a while! And rather than put a long sentiment on the rectangle panel in this sketch, I decided the butterflys would look great as the centre piece! The papers are from an older My Mind's Eye collection - Vanity Fair. I sponged the edges of each piece of paper with Old Paper ink. 

Stamps: Birthday Surprise (Verve)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin Up)
Papers: Vanity Fair (My Minds Eye)
Accessories:  Prima flower, We are Memory Keepers floss, Foof-A-La Button, Tim Holtz edge distressor

Sunday, June 17, 2012

TCP Tuesday 214

Hi There! This is my card for the TCP Tuesday Challenge #214. The theme is "You Blow Me Away". And the idea is to use any stamp that could be "taken by the wind" or that you could blow on (including candles!), together with either the Cloud Border or Pinwheel die. I absolutely loooove the bunny stamps from TCP. I know I've mentioned that before, but you might say I'm a little obsessed! Lol! After making my first card with them a little while back, I can definitly say I'll be making MANY more! For this card though, I used the balloon from the Away We Go stamp set, with the Cloud Border die. I still had the "On The Bright Side One" papers out from an earlier card so used them for the balloon and scallop border. I stitched over the clouds, but faux stitched around the border, and coloured the bunny with copics.  
Stamps: Away We Go (The Cat's Pajamas), Hope Blooms (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White 
Papers: On The Bright Side One (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Cloud Border and Circus Border (TCP), large scallop border (MFT Dienamics), Foof-A-La Bag O Buttons buttons, Stampin up twine and ribbon, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle, white gel pen, sewing machine

Cupcake Diva

I just love this stamp. It's ADDYtude is a Cupcake Diva, from Stamping Bella. I have a few friends who love cupcakes, and make them all the time, and thought this would be a fun image for their birthday cards. The sketch is for Viva La Verve June Week 1.

Stamps: ADDYtude is a Cupcake Diva (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso (Stampin Up), Copics
Cardstock: Early Espresso (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Blush (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up ribbon, oval punch and scallop oval punch, Bag O Buttons Buttons, Spellbinders oval and scallop oval

Thanks a Bunch

I'm so excited! I won my first Mojo Monday contest! I love Verve stamps, and am very grateful I get to choose a stamp set for free now! In light of that, I wanted to make a thankyou card using some Verve products. The sketch is an old Verve sketch too! The sentiment is from their Joyful Blooms stamp set, and the leaf die is their Elegant Leaves Die (On Sale now over at Verve).

Stamps: Joyful Blooms (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: On The Bright Side One (My Minds Eye)
Accessories: Verve leaf die, Kaisercraft pearls, Stampin Up ribbon, Prima Flowers, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Flourishes 10 Minute Creations Challenge


Flourishes are just about to release a new Blossoms Collection of stamps. They all look so amazing, and I can't wait to try them out! To try and win them though, I thought I'd enter their 10 minute creations challenge. My cards NEVER take me 10 minutes. Usually and hour! So I wanted to enter this challenge just to see if I could do it! And I can't believe I did! I just bought a new Kaisercraft paper pad and wanted to use a page from that! I embossed a Spellbinders heart and sponged the edges with Pink Pirouette ink. The flower is  from the same paper and is 3 scrunched layers of the Stampin Up scallop circle punch and 1 of the boho blossoms punch flowers. I stamped the sentiment from the Flourishes Botannical Bookplates stamp set, and raised the left side with some dimensionals to create a wave.

Stamps: Botannical Bookplates (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up0
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke (Stampin Up)
Papers: Sweet Nothings (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Stampin up scallop circle and boho blossoms punches, Stampin Up white brad, Spellbinders heart, Cuttlebug embossing folder, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's Only Fitting

Hi there! This is my card for the Mojo Monday 244 sketch callenge. If you're visiting from the Mojo Monday blog, thanks for taking the time to click on my link to have a loook. I was rushing and clicked the wrong button so it only showed up as the linky tool icon. Woops! Anyhow, back to the sketch! I'm pretty pleased I was able to stick almost exactly to the sketch! I coloured the image with copic markers, and thought it deserved some pretty and girlie papers to match. My sewing machine is fixed, and I was able to sew around the yellow background, and also the smaller square (not sure how well you can see it in the photo). I painted the edges of the flower with white acrylic paint and adhered it over some white twine.

Stamps: Feminine Charm (Flourishes)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics,
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Howdy Doody (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flower, We are Memory Keepers twine, white acrylic paint, Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle, sewing machine

Go For The Icing!


I am completely in love with these bunny stamps from The Cat's Pajamas! They are so easy to colour, and look great on cards! I thought I'd do this in "boy" colours, because I always need more boy birthday cards in my stash! I also made this for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge, which was to use twine.

Stamps: Forget About the Cake (The Cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Happy Days (Echo Park)
Accessories: Bag O buttons white buttons, We are Memory Keepers twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, My Favourite Things pennant die

Celebrate Today

I needed a break form pinks and blues so decided to go back to my Sunshine papers from My Mind's Eye for inspiration. And this is what I came up with! The stamp is Cupcakeabella from Stamping Bella. I wanted to keep the colours neutral, and coloured the image with copic markers. I coloured her shoes and went over her hair with a black marker. Yep, my sewing machine is still jammed, hence the black faux stitching! Behind the main image is a label die from Spellbinders.

Stamps: Cupcakeabella (Stamping Bella), Joyful Blooms (Verve)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Sunshine (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Bag O Buttons black buttons, We are Memory Keepers black twine, corner chomper, Prima flower, Stampin up oval punches and scallop edge punch, Spellbinders label, Black Stampin Up marker

Don't Mind Me - Take 2

I needed a birthday card for a girl I coach (tennis), and decided to make one the same as the one I showed you two blog posts ago. I think I like this one better! Unfortunately, my sewing machine had a terrible jam that day, and I couldn't sew around the grey panels, so I had to faux stitch with a white gel pen, but I think it still looks great.

Stamps: A girl and her cake (The cat's Pajamas)
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette (Stampin Up), Neenah Solar White
Papers: Blush (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories:  CThe Cat's Pjamas flower die, We are Memory Keepers twine, Bag O Buttons pink button, Spotlight (store) lace, The Cat's Pajamas cloud die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, white gel pen