Thursday, June 16, 2011

So Tweet!

Wings is the new theme for tomorrow over at Simply Create. Come on over and join the fun! The DT has come up with some great pieces of inspiration and we would love to see your creations with wings!

Here is my card: (I have been waiting to use my spellbinders dies for a couple of months and I have had this cute little birdie for awhile as well -- so it was time to try them out!)

Inside of card:

Products used:

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cardstock: Bazzill & unknown
Stamps: Imaginisce
Ink: CTMH Heavenly Blue and Momento Rich Cocoa
Punch: Martha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinders petite scallop and large circle
Brads: unknown
Markers: Copics: 0, YG91, YG03, YG11, YG 25, R32, R20, RV25, C1, BG53
Glitter: CTMH glitz stardust

Challenges I would like to enter:

This card was based on a sketch from Outlawz:
Simply Scrapping Copic Challenge - ground your image
Use it Tuesday - use unused, dies, punches or cut-outs (spellbinders dies - there are a few sets waiting for me to show them some love :)
Make It Monday - anything goes :) as always
The Paper Shelter - punches and dies

Have a super sunny day,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flowers are blooming

Good day everyone! I have a flower card to share with you today that can be used for any occasion. I was inspired by all the new things blooming in my garden today. I just had to make a quick card while on my lunch break to celebrate all this beauty that is surrounding me.
Hope you enjoy my card! (FYI - the deep blue has a touch of turquoise to it, but no matter how I photographed it, the bright and brilliance of the blues just aren't quite the same).

Inside of card and side view to show the dimension of the flower.

Close up of flower . . .

Supplies used:
Cardstock: unknown
Embossing folder: floral fantasy (cuttlebug)
Button: dollar store
Floss: making memories pastel
Stamp: sundail (Penny Black)
Markers: copic: YR02, YR04, YR07, BG02, BG05, BG07 and white sakura opaque paint pen
Glitter: stickles - orange & blue
Ribbon: recycled from a bath set
Punch: Fiskars scallop border

Challenges I would like to enter my card in:

K B Cute Monday Challenges - anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - floral showcase
Sassy Studio Designs - stitching
The Poodles Parlour - anything goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - stamp something
Truly Scrumptious - summer sparkle
Make it Monday - anything goes
Penny Black at All Sorts - use your favourite Penny Black stamp

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dad Card and a win!

I have two things to share today! First of all I am super excited that I won the sketch challenge on the Penny Black blog this week for my Enjoy your Day card on the post below! I love Penny Black stamps and now I will have a new set along with some Mix n' Match cardstock. Thanks so much Penny Black!

Second, it is time for another Simply Create challenge (which will be posted tomorrow morning). This time the theme is Dad/Father. I have to admit I struggled with this challenge. I, like so many others, have difficulty with male cards. I ripped up my first one, but am satisfied with my effort on this project. Let me know what you think and please give constructive feedback if you see a way to improve my card! :)

All supplies are CTMH:

Paper and My Stickease: It's a Guy Thing
Stamp set: Wonderful Friend
Ink: Barn Red, Cocoa, New England Ivy
Brads and hinge are also CTMH

Other Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Outlawz Challenges - Greeting card - anything goes
Ai Factory Challenge Blog - distress it
Crafty Sentiments - neutral colors
Crafting for all Seasons - dads/fathers
The Paper Shelter - glad for dad
Scrapbook Sisters - a mans world
Scrapalicious Blog - card for a man
Sweet Stamps - masculine

Thanks for stopping in and have a super crafty weekend,