Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Saturday Friends....

Candles is the challenge, cut out, embossed or image.
 Show us a candle on your card for the new Friends of Speedy TV Challenge
 Since I didnt  have an image or folder I have cut my candles 
out of some red paper adding a little shaddowing, drips and flame atop.
 My papers are from Paper Studio Country Christmas Pak. 
After cutting out the candles I punched and die cut the foliage and pinecones with 
Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punch. The matted sentiment is from the 
Poinsettia Set. The candles were easy and fun to make and it made a quick 
and easy card.I added a little doodling across the top to go with the hearts.
Stop over for a little jump start on inspiration.
 My teammates have used a variety of ways to make candles.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Its time for a New Challenge

Im excited to share our new challenge with you this week at
Tuesday Throwdown.  Team B is Challenging you to use Texture!
Now with all the different medias available the sky is the limit on this one so join us!!

Our sponsor is Lawn Fawn and they have generously supplied us with a set of our choice.
 I am using the  Cruising Through Life Set. This is the cutest set with lots of fun pieces.
It would be great to use for a friend or mate either one.
 You will want to drop by Lawn Fawn's Shop and pick a few of their awesome sets.
They also have matching dies for some of their sets!
So I first created a background with the gelatos and them added texture with two
 different folders, lines for the grass and swirls for the sky. Next I added clouds and 
used a daisy stencil for the sun.
The flowers are from the set and I added dimensional paint to them.
 I stamped the fun sentiment from the set along the bottom . The bicycle was stamped 
colored with watercolors and some silver sparkle paint. Cut out and attached and the 
whole thing attached to the green base.  I made this to give to my hubby to encourage 
him a bit. He was hurt over two years ago and it has only worsened with time, 
he cant work or do much, so wanted to make him smile a bit!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Challenge

at Friends of Speedy TV is to make a double punched edge on your card. For my card I started with a piece of pink Bazzill paper and added a MME dp that I punched with a Martha Stewart     punch.
The white center was embossed with a folder and stitched on. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Set and stamped on the Bazzill. It was cut out with a Spellbinder Fancy Label die. The flowers are from the Tiny Flower Set and colored with pencils.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Heat and more heat!

It has been a hot week and I sure will be glad to see fall come bring a bit of cooling for us!
Are you all ready for a new Challenge??
 Today it is an easy one, all you have to do is use some Bakers String!
 Fortunately for me my friend sent me a couple packages a while back
. One was lavender so decided to do a Christmas card using  lavenders.
 My Skate image is from the  Ice Skate Set and the sentiment from the Presents Set.
The Snowflakes were punched with a Martha Steward Punch out  
of vellum and crystal glitter added. The frame is a Spellbinder with more \
crytal glitter on it. The Sentiment was hung with a brad.
Be sure to stop over and share your Bakers Twine creation with us this week!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Good Morning Friends

Hope your week is off to a good start!
  This week at Tuesday Throwdown Team B has a Sketch for you to use.
 Our Sponsor My Grafico has given us a fun Set Pretty Mermaid to use.
 My granddaughter turns 8 Friday so I have made this card for her. They live in Oahu and 
I cant be there for her birthday so Im hoping she will enjoy her card.  I have taken 
quite a bit of liberty with the sketch as you can see. I used the wall of seaweed for the 
strip and the fish for the button. The rest of the seaweed 
 and sweet Mermaid for the second square. After printing
 and coloring all the pieces I cut them out. The base is colored with Gelatos, 
embossed and stitched on the aqua base. After attaching all the pieces I added 
the jewels and stickles to the sentiment.

Check out all the fun ideas my Teamies came up with!!
You have until next Monday eve to join in the fun...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome August....

Another month and the worst of summer will be over!!
Cooler evenings coming, and I can't wait. So here we are another
 new Friends of Speedy TV Challenge. A woven background is the challenge
 this week.My card is a pretty quick cas of sorts. My time has been very limited 
since I'm caring for my friends cat. He has to be fed and medicated 5 times a day. 
Im also taking care of her house, plants and other kitties while she is  gone for surgery. 
The fortunate perk is she is also my boss so I can leave work to do it. I do have 
to say  it  is a blessing to be able to help even if it keeps me extra busy.
I used three different dps in green for the woven part, sort of staggering
 them so they dont make a perfect square.. The Morning Glory image is 
from the Friends Set colored and cut out. The mat is a embossed 
Spellbinder Scalloped Circle. The butterfly was a punched one from a
 friend I embossed and added the antennae.  
The sentiment is from the  Tiger Lilies Set.
Do Stop by and check out all the other beautiful inspiration
my teammates have created!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

New Saturday Challenge

Good Morning Friends!! Today at Speedy TV and Friends 

we are challenging you to Doodle a Frame.
I have used the Hydrangea Image and taken a little liberty with it.
 I've never seen a peach colored Hydrangea but you are seeing one now! 
I used water color pencils and Copics to color the image.
 I have used a older scrap of Pink Paislee dp and a piece of 
some very cool recycled cardboard for a
  border. I wanted my frame to have a more vintage look 
that blended in with the dp instead of being bold. For that look
I doodled with a Stampin Up Soft Suede marker instead of black.
 A little stitching for embellishment and the Sentiment is
from the      Set  with a bit of doodling on it also.
This is such a fun and easy  Challenge I hope you 
all will hop on over and join us this week!! 
Also all my teamies did different things with this
Challenge so you can check out all their fabulous creations
to give you a little extra inspiration.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Tuesday!!

It's that time again...Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
 The Theme is Christmas in July SO you can get a head start this year!! 
 I haven't participated for a couple weeks because my printer died, but Yippe, looks 
like a friend has got it revived!! Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and my image is
 Ava Mistletoe Angel! After coloring I cut her out and attached to an embossed oval.
Some stitching, string and a bell for a little embellishment. The snowflake to go 
with the dp and a quick sentiment for a fast Christmas card. My first for the 
year, at least Im ahead of last year lol!!

Stop over and join us in this weeks Challenge

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Happy Saturday!!

A Beach Scene is the Challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends this week! I have used
two different images for the card. Part of two inside and one on the outside. Ran thru the dotted swiss embossing folder too.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Whats your favorite color??

 All you need to join the Challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends 
this week is a piece of colored paper and some white embossing powder!!
 Additionally you are to high light your image. I have chosen to use a piece of 
maroon paper with my white powder. MY image is from the  Coneflower Set. After 
embossing the flowers I used the bleach method to high light my image.
 Interestingly as you can see from the close up above it turned it 
  an unexpected pale green!  A thin white mate to separate it
from the base. The borders were cut with the  
Spellbinder border die and stitched on. The center  was dry
embossed with the SU Square Lattice folder. The sentiment is
from the Friends Set was punched out with a
 Marvy circle and foam dotted on.
 Its quick and easy so join us this week!!  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July to my US Friends!

Today starts a new Challenge at Speedy Fox and Friends
The Challenge is to Cut Away Embossing and  no I didnt make a Patriotic card today,
 When making the card I forgot it was the fourth! For this challenge I used the trellis 
embossing folder and used a Spellbinder Edgeability Die to make my cut aways. The flowers are individual blossoms from the Hydrangea Set.First the Sentiment from the
 Rose Set was stamped onto the base then the embossed pieces were added. 
Next a little cheesecloth was added then the  blossoms and leaves were layered on top.
 Lastly the purple border was cut with two of the Spellbinder Edgeabilities and stitched on.
 A fun card with all kinds of possibilities. We would be so happy to have 
you stop by and join the fun this week.
 My teammates have lots of pretty inspiration for you too!!