Monday, October 29, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #

Happy Monday hope your weekend was great!

Hey friends you know when there are those weeks...  my microwave and computer have died and Im at my sisters trying to do
my write up. Im sorry but wont be able to do any
 visiting for a bit!
Im not able to put the sketch, the free stamp set or even
adjust or crop my photo for
this week because it is on my computer
so you will have to go to the challenge to get it.

 Our challenge this week is a C&S Sketch

I have used the fish image from one of the new sets from Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. Water colored my image and added with foam dots. A little stitching, brads and you cant have a fish without a hook right??
Hope you will join in and use the sketch.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Tutorial Time wih Speedy TV #21

For our Tutorial Time Challenge we have a fun one...faux brick
Pat Garvin has a GREAT Tutorial with all the how to instructions Here.

 After making several sheets of different colored brick I decided
 to use the red ones for a chimney. Cut out the chimney and then
 cut and small strip to create the top layer on the chimney.
 Using a Spellbinder scalloped 
border I made layers for the roof of the house, adding windows
 before adding the chimney.
The Santa popping out of the chimney is
from one of the new Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.sets,
I colored Santa with copics and added dimensional paint
 for his beard, mustache and the fur on hat and sleeves.
 Using a 1" punch I attached the Ho Ho Ho's to make it a little
 more fun. Stop over and see my teammates inspirational projects,
 they have lots of different ideas.

The free stamp set for this weeks winner is

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Happy Tuesday Friends...our new Challenge at TT
this week is Trick or Treat. Our sponsor is Meljen's

I have used copics and water colors for the
 pumpkin crow  image. My papers are a combo of
 Lost & Found stitched together. The image was cut out
 with a Spellbinder label  #18.
The sentiment was punched and tied
 to the ribbon.  A little floral lace border and
a hand dyed orange ribbon tied with
 a button to spice it up a bit.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #43

Hope you all had a great weekend. For our FOSTV Challenge you
 have a choice of  Halloween or Fall Harvest. I don't do
 Halloween so Im making a fall themed card using the 
pumpkin and acorn from the Autumn Splendor set.
After coloring the images I cut the pumpkin with a
Spellbinder Floral Oval then cut out the acorn
and added.
After embossing the paper I
 used several different inks
to color it up a bit. The fishtail flags seem to be
all the rage now so using some webbed ribbon I cut one to
 go behind the image.All was stitched onto the base card.

 Be sure to join in the challenge and you will have a chance
to win the this lovely set.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV #20

This week our TTWSTV Challenge is to emboss on a Soda Pop Can. 
 Tammy has done a super job on the tutorial so stop by and 
check it out. Using one of the new images from 
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. I stamped
 the holly  and the greeting on the aluminum
 can and heat embossed. After embossing I used alcohol 
inks to color them then cut them out.

The tag top was cut out with
 a Spellbinder label 10 and the mat embossed with the 
dotted swiss folder, then stitched on.
My greeting was attached to the Spellbinder Fancy Label
with a couple little brads.

 A closer view of the ink stained aluminum
My teamies have some dynamite inspiration for you...
Stop by and join the fun!

The winner of this challenge wins this set
Free Set for this weeks winner

Monday, October 15, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Our FOSTV Challenge is to alter an item. 
My husband eats oatmeal every morning year round so I have plenty of
large containers! I thought they would make cute luminaires.
Its surprising how much light a med size candle will make

 First I foil lined the inside of the container to make
 it more fire resistant, then covered with dp.
 I have used the snowman from the Holly Jolly Greeting set
from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. 
Tearing strips of white paper, adding in layers to make
the snow and adding lots of chunky glitter.
Here is a close up of the snowmen, they are so cute!
 Using a soda pop can I cut out stars using the 
Spellbinder star dies. I then cut star shapes out  of the container and
added the  metal star borders to cover the edges. Lastly using a
 little hand punch I punched out the
 tiny stars around the top. The snowflakes are cut using a MS punch
with a little glitter added to the centers.
Now be sure to look around

Winner will receive this  Set.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV

Today our Challenge is to make a waterfall card. 

  Jane has done a  Fab job on the Tutorial and a good thing
 because it's my first. Her tutorial made it quite easy so pop over 
and give it a try! 

Used 4 images from the Asian Delights set.
selection of stamp sets, papers and other stamping embellies.
After stamping them I colored with with a combo of copics
 and water colors and cut to size then matted.

 After assembling my card according to the instructions
 I added the paper rose, lace and fibers to the top.

 Used the same fibers to make a little pull
 tassel for the waterfall. 
 My teammates made a great variety of waterfalls, you
 will want to visit them for some great inspiration!

Our Stamp give away for the winner this week is Autumn Glory

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown

Today Tuesday Throwdown has a 1 2 3 recipe Challenge, 
 1 image 2 die cuts/punches 3 buttons.
We are being sponsored by Dude Time Doodles  this week.
I am using their Chef Luigi image.
I made a pocket card with two recipe cards tucked inside.

 My girls loved veggie pizza crusts growing up, so this will go
 into their recipes albums. Using a variety of papers to make
 the fun  recipe cards along with a little embossing. Then
added the little banner tabs with the buttons.

 The  pocket card was stitched closed and then
the image cut out and added.
The inside was lined with the little yellow check.
 I painted the chipboard letters
and added the dots attaching to the Spellbinder Label # 21
My second die is the Spellbinder banner
 tied on with the button.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV #41

The FOSTV CHALLENGE is looking for distressing this week

 The Front Cover using Pansy image from Sending Happy Thoughts set.

 images from many different sets to make a chunky little fan
fold mini album.
 Inside Cover using Pucker Up image and Island Life Sentiment

 After cutting my front
 and back covers and pages I cut the spine and inside fan to attach
 the pages to.

Page1 : Relax a Bit image & Today Tomorrow and Always sentiment/

After coloring the images I cut them out to use
with distressing ink and tearing.

 Page 2:  Relax a Bit sentiment and image   

Using several stencils, paints, chalks and modeling paste  
I created the backgrounds.

 Page 3 Welcome Poppies image Dogwood
Blossoms & Asian Delights sentiments.

  Page 4 Black Eyed Susan sentiment & Sending Happy
 Thoughts & Tweet That images.

 I used several different dies from
Spellbinders, PTI and Cherry Lynn to add embellies
to the pages.
 Page 5 : Black Eyed Susan image & Tweet That & Dogwood
Blossoms sentiments.

Also used MS punches,
 several embossing folders, lace ,buttons and pearls.
  Page 6:  Today Tomorrow and Always image and sentiment

 Page 7:  Dogwood Blossoms images and Brick
Wall sentiment

Page 8:  Relax a Bit image and sentiment

Inside Back Cover: Asian Delights image and Island Life sentiment

Be sure to stop by and join our challenge and you
 may win this fun Celebrate Big Stamp Set.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


My card is made using Mona's Color Challenge.

My friend Linda is having a Birthday on 
Thursday so this card is for her
. We were recently talking about when  we met.
It was before our kids were born and have been friends
 for 38 years, isn't that amazing! 
After stitching on the dp 
I cut the border, cut the little pocket with a Spellbinder Label# 22 
and embossed. I made the flower out of scrim and attached
a little pearl center.

Some dyed ribbon for the bow and tag.
The back of the tag has a little pocket in which I tucked 
a gift certificate for a pedicure.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tutorial Time at Speedy TV

Today is Friday so its time for a new Challenge.
 This week  Pam Stang  has done a tutorial on distressing. 
Using one of the sunflowers from the Bring On The Sun Set
 I have used copic markers to color it like on of the 
newer sunflower colors. This stamp and all sets can be found 
and stitching on the layers I added a little bow made from 

scrim and tied up with a matching button. The sentiment
 and a quick fun fall flavored card. Hope you all have
 a fabulous weekend. Here in the desert it is supposed to
 be down in the 90s and Im lovin the cooler weather!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV

Happy Monday you all.
I thought I would share a pic of a dragonfly. Friday evening
I went outside shortly after sundown and saw this dragonfly.
The light was low so couldnt get it any clearer.
 It landed on a rusty hanger and I thought it 
was interesting that its colors were the same.
So simple, it is using Chipboard. I have used one of  

 Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co's new sets. Buried Treasures 
 has a great variety of sentiments and fun images. After
 water coloring the images I cut out the parrot with
 a Spellbinder Label# 8 and did some rough
 shading around it. The map was cut out and
 darkened all around the edges.

  I thought these were the perfect dps for this project. It is
 from Lost & Found which I won at CR84FN Color Challenge.
 I painted my chipboard hinges and skull & crossbone  pieces
 from Tim Holtz. Thought the skull needed a little skullcap
 made from fabric.The dps were stitched on and the card
front cut short to reveal part of the inside. The sentiment
 was stamped, cut apart and  added. 

  On the inside I added the map and an old key.
This cute little pirate set it has lots of 
possibilities and my message in this card is that 
each of us has a treasure with in! 
 It is up to us to discover and develop that!

Winner will receive this Stamp Set
Entering Challenges:
Gingerloft: Stitching real or faux
Robyn's Fetish: Sewing real or faux