Sunday, February 28, 2010

My card is for Cooking it up with Kate Recipe Challenge : Something girly, paper piecing and at least two dps.
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Col 3:17 Creative as an act of worship
Simon Says: vintage with flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges: three textures
Crafty Creations: cut out and popped up
Frosted Challenge: handwriting
Our Daily Bread: Think outside the box
Lily Boo: Mothers Day

I'm not sure if there is a name for this card. I started with two SU pink pirouette strips punched with MS loop. I cut another pink piece and rounded the corners and used a scalloped nestie to cut the pink arch. I Hand wrote my Mothers Day message and then used a music folder to emboss the arch. I used My Minds Eye papers, one striped and one dotted. They are cream with yellow and pink with a faint touch of green and aged. I cut a piece of the stripe for each of the side legs and sewed them on the front and inside also.Then I put a strip of pale pink lace down the center of each leg. I then cut the dotted paper piece with the label one nestie and attached it to the square pink piece then stamped it with a flourish, put a little stickles on it and then aged the edges. The vintage lady from a graphic 45. I used the striped paper to cut out and make a stool for her to sit on. I attached it with foam so that I could form the corners to create some dimension to it. I then sat her on it. I made one flower from the dotted paper and the other two from pink tissue paper. I added a pearl center to one and a glittered brad to another and to the last one I found the great gold flower button with the pearl center and sewed it onto the flower and then I looped some pink beads from the flower and also some punched MS leaves. I attached that to the punched piece and then to the corner of the image.
Next I had some pretty pale pink ribbon that I made a bow with and attached the smallest flower into the center and then attached it to the corner of the arch. I cut out two leaves shaded and shaped them to go behind the large printed flower and attached to the leg.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Card is for Charisma Cardz Challenge:A great sketch
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Sappin: Go green
Allsorts: A tag
Stamp Something:Touch of Spring

I started with a white base and then cut a green and pink print to fit over. I added a strip from my friend down each side of the print. Then cut and embossed all of the black pieces. I cut out the pink with spellbinders and cut half on the diagonal and attached to the black. My recycle was paint swatches that were too pretty to throw away They made some pretty flowers which I cut out with the peony nestie. I attached the layers together with brads.I first colored my vine and leaves and then attached to the black and added the flowers. I also added a couple of tendrils. I punched 6 black circle and added little pink flower brads to the center and attached to fulfill the sketch. Lastly I made a tag with my sentiment and tied on with a pink dotted ribbon.

My Card is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge: Scripture from the wonderful story of Esther, 4:14 : Use a time piece or something denoting time
Just Us Girls Challenge: Use rasplberry, coral, chocolate and ivory
Creative Corner: A new technique

Creatalicious Challenge: A little something
Pixie Dust: Charmed

This past week held both tragedy and celebration. My friends brother was going to town and hit ice the car rolled and he was killed. Another friends daughter had her first baby this week. When I read the challenge I was thinking about the past week and how no matter what is going on God is in control so the scripture in Ecclesiastes seemed fitting. I cut the raspberry with the nestie and then ran it thru the cuttlebug with a dotted swiss folder. I used a stamp that has 3 time pieces on it and lightly stamped in over the scripture along with a flourish and added the key charm then mounted to raspberry. I added that key charm because God holds the key to time not we humans. I have never made a step card before and it sure took me some time to figure out those measurements! lol I used ivory and then added chocolate to each side after I ran thru the cuttlebug with the swirl folder, added the lace down the center and made the bow with a gold button in the center. Used the MS punch for the chocolate and mounted on the coral for the front fold. Added a chocolate embossed with the swirls on the second layer and coral which I also punched with the MS punch for the last layer. I made two flowers out of crepe paper which I colored and gathered. On the front one I added a clock as the center. On the second flower I added a coral punched flower center with a pearl and attached to the second layer.. I added several other time pieces and coral flowers with stickle centers.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My card is for Pixie Cottage Challenge: Love
Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge: Love with butterfly, angel or fairy
Simon Says Challenge: Love
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: In the name of Love
I used SU pirouette pinkbase, layer of white and darker pin to mount the image onto. I watercolored the rose image and fastened pink mulberry paper and some black cut outs to frame it. I mounted the sentiments on black and attached. I fastened the little black butterflies on and used pink and black stickles on them.
My Card is for Just Us Girls Challenge: A layout
A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge: 1 pattern paper,1 embossing, 1button & 1 ribbon
Crafty Creations Challenge: Friends
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Anyone for leftovers
Creative Belli Challenge: Ribbons
Tuesday Taggers Challenge: Love for a friend
Squigglefly Challenge: not traditional colors
My card is a Valentines card for a friend using scraps of non traditional colors. The base of the card is a lavender piece, the circles are a scrap piece of cream, lavender, green and purple floral print. I had some pieces of cream that I used the nestie reverse circle to cut out. I cut some green out with the peony nestie and ran thru the dotted swiss folder and fastened together with a purple button. I useda purple scrap and the MS heart punch for the three strips and used those punched out hearts to fastened around the cream. Cut out the purple hearts and added a cream heart punched with the MS punch. I added a purple bow and the sentiment.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This card is for Sew Many Challenges: Red, Silver & Black
Crazy 4 Challenges : Valentine
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Mark 10:7-9 Two becomes one
I used SU Red for the base and attached the black MS punched border from my friend top and bottom. The image is from hero arts called poppy heart print. I used three silver lace doilies to make the flower and added the black button and red ribbon for the center and attached over the flower image. I tore out the image and attached to the black and added four punched hearts to the corners. I used the silver centers to cut out two hearts added the red and black hearts and black stickle dots around the edges. I attached the sentiment to the black and foam dotted it to the card. I then added the little red heart and covered it with red stickles.Opps I just noticed that it flipped over as I looked at this pic. I lifted the two heart up two more layers with foam and attached.
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MY Card is for PennyBlack Challenge: pins & pearls
All Sorts Challenge: Distress, Buttons & Bows
Our Daily Bread Challenge: Hearts New Challenge...check it out!
Lily of the Valley Challenge:Valentines

I used the PB stamp iris tulip wreath colored it with watercolors and distressed the edges. I used the textured purple from colorbox and distresed its edges and attached the image. I cut out 2 triangles from memory makers french lace attached and added the pearls across the top and bottom. I added a strip of punched red hearts that my friend sent to me so do not know the name. Next I used purple stickles to make the dots down each side and attached tiny red hearts every few dots. I cut out red and dp hearts and attached the sentiment to them. I attached the top heart to the bottom one with a foam dot and then attached the second heart with two layers of foam to lift it over the top of the image. I tied a bow with the white ribbon and attached the red button heart to a pin and to the bow.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My card is for Charisma Cardz Challenge: White on White

Squigglefly Challenge: White and Sparkly
Crafty Creations: Celebrate

I used cuttlebug folders to emboss with: the three background panels are swirls, the sentiment is on the dotted swiss and the flower panel is the greetings. I used three layers for the flowers to raise them up. For centers I used a pearl, brad, and a stickle dot. I used the stickles to out line the raised area on one flower and the depressed area on the other. Added the little jewels, lace and ribbon. Mounted the sentiment with a foam dot.
This card is for Lili of the Valley Challenge: A great Sketch
If the Shoe Fits Challenge: Vintage
Magical Crafts Challenge: Valentines
Crafty Card Challenge: Hearts and Romance
Pink Elephant Challenge: All about Pink
The Pixie Cottage Challenge: Red&Pink

I started with creme card stock and colored a piece of white with alcohol ink to mount onto it. Used a piece of burgandy with some black cut outs to mount my image onto. The stamp has no name on it. I colored the image with watercolors and aged the edges. I punched hearts out of the ink dyed paper and the burgandy aged the edges and mounted them so they have some dimension. I stamped a flourish and then added some pink pearls to part of it. Cut the tag out of white, the dyed and cream and aged all the edges added a ribbon, sentiment and a couple more punched hearts.I had a sheer ribbon with rose buds embroidered on it which I attached and tucked the tag into.

My Card is for Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge: Scripture was Matthew 18:4 Very important for believers, to be great in the kingdom we must have childlike humility. Use an image of a child.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: For a Special Someone
This is my first spring card. Great fun to make! One of the wonderful ladies in my Womens Ministry is having a birthday this week so this is for her. I started with the striped dp folded and cut and punched with the MS doily punch on the front edge. I added agreen and white layer with the MS punch also. I made a large and small pink flower by tearing circles and layering them. I added a pearl for the centers. I tore green leave and added them. Cut out the sentiment and made a paper spring to hold the sentiment up. Used a piece of the green to mount the friend on. The image is a old PB stamp I had called rain or shine friends. Colored with watercolors and made and cut out a second umbrella and mounted it on foam dots. I used gold stickles on the top, the joints and bottom of handle.

My Card is for the Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge: A 2D Project
Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Blooming Gorgeous

This is one of my little purse gift bags. I cut out 2 eight inch circles and cut off the top and bottom. I then used a 3" strip to connect the two and form a bag. I used a orange strip and punched oval to mount the sentiment onto. I also used a orange ribbon to tie the gift bag closed. I made the flower and leaves with oval punches and made a fuzzy center and small strips with black tips for stamens.