Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge #30

I bought the pattern paper sometime last year. I loved it but could not find the perfect project for it until now. This card was created using a wonderful sketch I found on Friday Sketchers challenge. It was very nice to work with - simple yet with great possibilities.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Copic Sketch markers - G20, G82, 0, B91, B93, E43
Twinkling H2O's - Sandollar, Golden Sand
Pattern paper: AdornIt - Scarf Stripe

Here is the sketch I was working with:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

House Mouse Challenge #15

Here is my card for the Polka Dot challenge at House Mouse Monday. I recently bought the polka dot paper for Christmas cards but I didn't feel too Christmasey today and chose to create card for friend's upcoming birthday instead.

Stamp: House Mouse - Morning Kick Start
Twinkling H2O's - Rose Petal
Copic Sketch markers - E000, N1
Pattern Paper: October Afternoon

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Friday Sketchers #29

I usually work with square cards and this sketch gave me opportunity to play with different format. I felt little uneasy at first but soon overcame the feeling and found working with the sketch very enjoyable.

Whiff of Joy
Copic Sketch markers - E43, E59, G20, G99, E00, E02
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Pattern Paper: BoBunny

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #36

This weeks theme was RED + GREEN. I considered Christmas card but I usually do poorly trying for traditional colors when it comes to Christmas card making so I decided to create thinking of you card instead for a friend I haven't seen for a while.

Stamp: Sugar Nellie
Copic Sketch markers - G20, G99, E00, E02
Twinkling H2O's - Cedar wood, dandollar
Ranger Distress Ink - Fired brick

House Mouse Challenge #14

I just got my new stamp of the month for December which turned out to be perfect for this week's challenge called "All about Christmas"

Stamp: House Mouse candle Light Vigil
Copic Sketch markers
Gray - N0, N2
Twinkling H2O's
- Rose petal, Pear Blossom

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Gift Exchange

Alota and Sarah Kay stamps worked wonderfully well for this Christmas card.

Stamps: Alota - Background
Sarah Kay - Christmas magic
Colors: Twinkling H2O's
Tahitian Blue
Sunset Glow
Mocha Rose
Rich Cocoa
Sapphire on Ice
Copic Sketc Markers
Snow - B000, N2, 0
Pattern Paper: Reminisce

Wintry Scene

I was looking for the perfect wintry background stamp for a while and found it pretty much behing my door from a local company Alota. It works very nicely with variety of my other winter stamps.

Stamps: Alota - Background
Magnolia - Chilly Tilda
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Snow - B000, C2, 0
Blue - B91, B93
Brown (Tilda) - E43
Gray - N2
Twinkling H2O's
Rich Cocoa
Mocha Rose
Golden Garden
Scarab Beetle
Pattern paper: Reminisce - Blizzard blue

Friday Sketchers #27

The Alota background and Rowdy Tilda stamps make such a wondeful combination. It's like the two stamps were meant to be used together. I chose my favorite black/brown/white colors for this card and was so happy with the result.

Stamps: Alota - background
Magnolia - Rowdy Tilda
Colos: Copic Sketch Markers
Brown - E35, E43
Blue - B91, B93
Hair - E27, E59
Face - E00, E02
Snow - BG000, N0, 0
Pattern Paper: s.e.i. - sleighbell blinging

Stair Step Fold Card

I found this very cool technique on splitcoaststampers and totally fell in love with it. It is so unique and brings the well needed break from traditional flat cards. Imagine all the possibilities of decorating all the steps.

It looks pretty intrique but as a matter of fact it is so easy to make. Here is how you can make stair step fold card:

1. Cut your cardstock to the size of 10.5 X 5.0
2. Score the cardstock at 1.25", 2.5", 4.25", 6", and 8.25"
3. Fold making sure that the smallest 1.25" fold is folded down. This will be the front of your card.
4. Decorate as much as you want. I stamped the background image on separate piece of paper, cut it out after coloring, and attached to the tallest fold. Then I did the same with the Sarah kay stamp and attached it to the middle fold.

NOTE: I used regular cardstock for the stairs and I found it to be too soft to hold the decorations so I run a ribbon around for support (it's under the first green rectangle and goes around all the way to the back of the card. If you use some heavy duty cardstock, you might not need to do that.

If you'd like to see the post I found the idea on, look here:

Stamps: Alota - background
Sarah Kay - painting girl
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Green - G000, G20, G82, G99, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05
Brown - E35, E43, E59
Blue - B000, B02
Skin - E000, E02
Patter Paper: Cloud9Design - Leaf your troubles behind
Flowers: Petaloo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Honey with Gifts

Another adorable line of stamps come from Sugar Nellie. Their stamps are the cutest and as soon as they started to take international orders I knew I had to have some in my collection.

Here is the very first image I made into a card.

Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Honey with Gifts
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Face - E00, E02
Green - G000, G02, G07
Brown - E43, E55, E57
Red - R46
Patter Paper: The paper company - Green diagonal weave
Dream Street Papers - Wonderland/Magic Moments

Naughty Ladies

It's always hard for me to come up with birthday card ideas for my male friends. With girlfriends, it's easy - the cuter, the better but with guys it is a completely different story.

I was fortunate to still have some scraps of BG Archaic papers in my pile. They have wonderful masculine feel. The next thing was to search in my stamp collection to find appropriate stamp. I was sure cute Charlotte, Tildas, or Willow won't cut it this time so I had to dig deeper... and I found this naughty ladies stamp that I got for a project a while ago and completely forgot about it. Seemed pretty suitable.

Stamp: Abracadabra
Pattern Papers: Basic Grey

Magnolia vs Stampavie Challenge #1

Seems like my new Sarah Kay stamps arrived just in time. I had a great time working with the image and the sketch was such a perfect match for it.

Stamp: Sarah Kay
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Faces - E00, E02
Blue - B000, B00, B02
Green - G20, G99
Twinkling H2Os
Rich Cocoa
Scarab Beetle
Mocha Rose
Fuzzy Peach
Patter Paper:
Fiskars - Frost Blvd.
Buttons: Basic Grey

Charlotte with Kitty

Just a quick card I created with my new Whiff of Joy stamp. I tried to place the picture straight but the slight tilt seemed to work better.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Colos: Copic Sketch markers
Face - E00, E02
Green - G20, G99
Blue - B91, B93
Brown - E02, E39, E57

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Charlotte with her kitty

This was the first stamp I colored when I received my Whiff of Joy shipment. Isn't she adorable? I didn't have particular papers in mind for the card. I was really excited about my new stamps and wanted to play with them right away. I was really surprised when I found perfectly matching papers in my scrap pile.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy - Charlotte with Kitty
Colors: Copic Sketch Markers
Face - E00, E02
Hair - E55, E00
Green - G20, G99
Blue - B91 B93
Gray - C3, C5
Pink - E000, RV11

One Stop Craft Challenge #2

I saw a tuitorial on how to make the cutest gift bag on You Tube and gave it a try. It was easy and fun and I love how it turned out. I will for sure be making more of these in the future.

Stamp: Whiff of Joy
Colors: Copic Sketch markers
Gray - N0, N2
Green - G000, N1
Brown - E59
Orange - E95
Face - E00, E02
Hair - Y00, YR01
Patter Paper: October Afternoon - Chilly Mornings