Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art Flag Banner

I'm in a swap that is for "Art Flags". After I made the required 6, I made more. They are so much fun to make!  The piece of cs or chipboard is 5" across the top and the sides are 6". The "carnations" are scallops punched from coffee filters using SU's scalloped circle punch. The little white flowers are tiny pieces of the coffee filter simply wadded up and glued onto the flag.  The pp is also SU - Raspberry Tart - and sadly it is retired :(  I used Color Box Pink and Moss Green pigment ink pads and SU Cameo Pink classic ink pad for inking and the sentiment. I cut a scalloped oval from Nestabilities from Paper Trey Ink Ivory cardstock. Colored in the little leaves and flowers with Faber-Castell markers. The leaves - also using Raspberry Tart pp - are punched with MS (Martha Stewart) punch.  I had some lace trim that I adhered across the top of the flag and using my Crop-a-Dile, pinched holes in the corners at the top and tied some sheer white organza ribbon leaving a 7 and 1/2" tail on each side. These will be used to tie all the flags together that I get back from the swap  to make a banner.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspire Swap Chat Sketch Challenge #5

This is my card for InspireSwapChat's new sketch challenge. I used an image I bought from a member of ISC in the "Garage Sale" section and stamped it with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink. . Added strips of scrap vintage lace. Cut a piece of transparency and edged and stamped it with Stazon Timber Browm using a flourish stamp by Inkadinkado. The pp and pink cs are from my scrap stash. The ivory cs is from Paper Trey Ink. I used Color Box pigment ink pads (Cocoa and Pink) and the Stazon Timber Brown to ink the edges; Su Wild Wasabi and Cameo Coral for the flowers and leaves (SU Carte Postale) and SU Chcolate Chip to stamp the sentiment (also from SU Carte Postale). The flowers are the next to the biggest die cut from Bosskut Design-A-Flower Scalloped Flowers. They are made out of white coffee filters, held together with a mini brad, scrunched up and dabbed with pigment inks and Stazon. I think they look like little carnations :) I've seen similar flowers made with tissue paper, but, alas, I had none (which is why the coffee filters). I've made larger ones using SU's round scallop punch. I really like how they turn out! I've been using coffee filters quite a bit ever since I joined a swap on ISC for "Frosted Filters". There are some cards in some earlier posts that I've made, and the scrap pieces make great roses and flowers! They are very easy to work with, dry quickly and are sturdier than tissue paper! Coffee filters...not just for coffee anymore ;)

ANYway, thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

ISC Sketch Challenge #4 and more

Firstm I made this card for the 4th sketch challenge at InspireSwapChat.  I used Stampendous "Changito Pirates", Inka's alphabet for the sentiment, MS border punch, Fancy Pants "The Daily Grind" pp, and Paper Trey Ink white cardstock.
Now, I'm in a swap for Extra Postage Holders (EPH). I used K&Company Wild Saffron Die-Cut Mat Pad and made them matchbook style. Added a bit of ribbon, stamped with Tim Holtz "French Market"clear stamps, SU Carte Postale stamps and Laundry Line hand image.

Then I made some Thinking of you cards just to use up some of my card bases I've made for challenges and ended up not using :)  The first one is using SU Raspberry Tart pp on Paper Trey Ink yellow cs. The deco edge is one of the new Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. The flower is made using three size circles from Sizzix Circles #2 red die. I just crumpled them up and layered them.  The sentiment is from River City Rubber Works and the little fairy is't remember right off hand :(   And MS deep edge punch, butterfly and leaf punches.

Thanks for stopping by and hope all of you had a safe and happy 4th!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 31

PK's challenge is a sketch challenge...entry due today!  In there by the skin of my teeth :)  ANYway, here's my card using Peachy Keens' PK-259 Shower Peepers (sentiment and images), SU's flower punch and Sakura Glazing pens and additional embellies.  Thanks for stopping by and have a very safe 4th...My town had their fireworks - for the first time ever (since I've been in TN, anyway) and they had to call fire stations from up to a 100 mile radius!!!! Still not sure of what the damage is yet : O

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Page Card Candy

Made some Page Card Candy for a swap I'm in over at InspireSwapChat.  Each piece can be place on cardstock and voila!!!...a ready card!  It's just like decorated 4x4 squares, etc...only different shapes.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Inspire Swap Chat Sketch Challenge #3

I LOVE sketch challenges!   They are so...well...CHALLENGing :)  ANYway...InspireSwapChat has posted it's third sketch challenge and here is my take on it:  The pps are from my scrap stash, the seed bead Bee is from a swap, the green rose is made from a leftover piece of coffee filter from the frosted filter technique swap I was in and last, but not least, is...tada...SPONGE BOB. I got this stamp from StampItCrazy some time last year :)  It's my no.3 grand daughter's birthday next month and she'll be 7.  Plus, her very first word was NOT mama or dada, but - you guessed it - SpongeBob!  So, Chloe, this card's for you!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Inspire Swap Chat's newest sketch challenge

I'm soooo glad that InspireSwapChat is now doing sketch challenges!!!!  They are so much fun!!!  Here is my take on it.  I used SU's Raspberry Tart paper and Emma from Scrollswork Rubber stamps.  I used assorted ribbons and lace from my stash. Sentiment is from a dollar stamp from Hobby Lobby.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

ThemeThursday, Stamp Something and ISC sketch & Weekly Challenges

InspireSwapChat has started sketch challenges!  Here's my version of it :)  Used SU Raspberry Tart paper, scallop & heart punches, and Sizzix circles red die. Folded ribbon pieces for the leaves. I think the sentiments are from River City Rubber Works. Also, StampSomething's weekly challenge is "Happy Something". I thought this card was a "happy" looking card :)
This card is a Father's Day card for ISC's Weekly challenge. The Fruit label is from a book by Dover Press. It has tons of vintage fruit crate labels with a CD that you can print images from.  My dh is from Florida and used to work in his dad's nursery. He has spoken of Winter Garden and when I saw this image, I just had to use it :) Used  a Sisslet clear die to diecut the front cover. Also, ThemeThursday's challenge is "Men with Hats" 
This is the inside of the front:
And here is the vintage fruit crate label I choose. It fits since I let him think he's Boss...hehehe.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Friendship cards

I made some friendship cards with the same sentiment but different colors. The sentiments are from Inkadinkado Baby Dear set. The papers are pieces from my scrap stash. The rose/flower is made from a small scrap of the Frosted Filter technique that I just simply crumbled up and shaped.  I used florist tape to wrap a paperclip for the stem and tied a tiny piece of green ribbon to it for the leaves.

Iv'e been bust last night as I have to stay up all night to sleep during the day so that I can stay awake at work tonight :)  I have made another doll dress, wardrobe dress, 9 ATCs and an extra postage holder.  The dress is a simple white with silver floral design. I added white gathered lace trim and a pearl brad at the neckline.

I made a special Halloween dress/card for a very good friend of mine who just LOVES the holiday :)

For the Designer's Challenge at InspireSwapChat, I made this extra postage holder. It's a siple folder with pockets. There is a folded piece of patterned cs that pulls out to slip the stamps into.
And finally, I made 9 ATCs for a swap on ISC "Ladies and their Boudoir".  Had to use pink as the base color. The small face image I got at an online garage sale at ISC. The woman holding the powder puff (aka pompom) is an image from Scrollswork Stamps.

Thanks for dropping by and wish you all a great day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Challenge Cards - Theme Thursday and Cupcakecraftchallenge

 Not had a whole lot of time for crafting these past few weeks because I've been helping my dh in our garden :)  However, I did manage to finish up some swaps I'm in and a few challenge cards.  The first one is a card for Theme Thursday - "Bright Colors".  It is a Thank you card. 
The second card is for Cupcake Craft Challenges - challenge #93 - "Summer"

These two are made from scraps in my "I-CAN'T-throw-it-away-I-might-NEED-it-for-something!" stash ;)

I have been working on some doll dresses for a paper doll swap I'm in, also.  I post a couple of the dresses in an earlier post but here are some new ones:

Thanks for stopping by :)  Hope you all have a great weekend! (I know I's my weekend off)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Basic Grey Week 20 and Mytimetocraft Challenge 93

Here is a card I made for both Basic Grey's Week 20 (punches) and My Time To Craft challenge 93 (vivid greeting card).  Used Basic Grey's Porcelain collection and SU cs.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Recipe Card Challenge

Day late and a dollar short :(  This is for Recipe Card  May 10 challenge...Tea Room Favorites

Monday, May 17, 2010

I WON !!!!!!!!

 I won first place in Sarajanes card swap/contest!  WOO HOO !  I won two SU retired stamp sets of my choice.  AND, I also won a set for having the most friends go to her blog to vote!  Thanks so very much, my friends!  What a wonderful way to end a hectic work weekend at the hosp!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Queen Sue's challenge on ISC

Day late and a dollar short, but the Queenly challenge on ISC was gold and black embossing. I made a card didn't get it done in time. I'm going to post it anyway :)

Cupcake and My Time challenges

I made this card for these two challenges:  Cupcakecraftchallenge (buttons) and Mytimetocraft (cute). I had to scan the cards since dh had my camera so it isn't the sharpest. Sorry about that :( Anyway, here it is:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Card Swap/contest I'm in...

In an earlier post, I told you I was in a swap that was also a contest...birth of my "dress" template and card. Well, voting has started on that will go through to midnight Sunday.  Won't you please go check it out and cast your votes?  There are 11 cards to choose for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Also, the one who's name is mentioned most for sending people to the site also wins a retired SU stamp set.  So, if you pop over there, just mention that I sent you, if you wouldn't care :)  And, to refresh your memories, here is the card I designed/stamped for this contest:
TIA for visiting the site and casting your votes :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Doll Dresses

I joined a swap on InspireSwapChat for Doll dresses. The hostess sent each participent a vintage paper doll and each is to make 6 dresses that fir the doll.  I received my paper doll and just had to play around with some fun patterns I came up with before becoming a serious dress know, to get the feel of a pattern to fit her. Here are two designs I came up with :)  The first is a simple summer dress with a hat and the second is a French Maid outfit complete with feather duster :)  The dresses I will make for the swap will - hopefully - be much more elegant.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Recipe Card Challenge

This weeks Recipe Card Challenge is for a Spring Cleaning recipe.  I made mine for a linen spray. It's VERY easy to make AND works and smells wonderful!!!  My dd had me make her some Fresh Cut Roses spray and it smells just like roses!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Pile It On challenge

Okie dokie...made a card for the Pile It On challenge.Their challenge #16 was "Make it Sweet".
The others are:

  1. Cupcake Craft Challenge: "Don't Be Square"  No square cards

  2. The Cuttlebug Spot: fav flowers and embossing

  3. Pollycraft Challenge: Make your own flowers

  4. Sisterhood of Scrap: Flowers on your creation

  5. Simon Says Stamp: Buttons, Bows and Bling

  6. Crazy Challenge: Buttons, Brads and/or Eyelets

  7. My Time To Craft: "Make it Red" Ruby, Ruby, Ruby

  8. Pile It On: "Make it Sweet"

  9. Mojo Monday: Sketch challenge
And card:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scrolls Work Sketch #6 challenge card

Scrolls Work's new challenge is this sketch:

This is  my take on it:
Used the following stamps:
#4524 Rose set
#3080 Tattered Fairy Wings
#2019 Large Column, and
Deb (I think that is her name. I bought her from Inka's quite a while back and she is one of my fav stamps)
If you don't have any of these stamps, you really ought to check them out. They are FABulous!!!  That is my opinion :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Quixotic Challenge #22

Quixotic Paperie chalenge this week is "Make a Splash"  Anything with a water theme so here is my water themed crd.  I just LOVE this little guy!!!!

Theme Thursday Challenge Card

This week, the challenge on Theme Thursday is to make a red and black card.  Here is my red and black card :)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Recipe Card Challenge using Flowersoft

Well...I don't have "Flowersoft" so I made my own using two small pieces of styrofoam :)  Rub them together and the little flakes fly off and can easily be colored with any color re-inker you desire :)  I used yellow for the little ears of corn on the stalks. The leaves on the two large ears are done form coffee filters using the Frosted Filter technique (tutorial posted in earlier post).  These pies are deLICIOUs!!! I really had fum making this card for the Recipe Card Challenge this week :)

Thanks for dropping in :)