Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray

Schools are out.....summer vacation.....happy days for the kids--not sure about for the parents, though...LOL.

I have used this In2stamps image called "Happy Cats' from their Cute Animals Collection.

This is the sketch that I used for this card. This was designed by Maggie for Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #31.

A couple more of challenges that I am entering with this card:

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #65 - Stars and Stripes.

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge 110 - Animal crackers.

That's it for today. Keeping this short and sweet.

Have a wonderful day. Thank you for your visit. It' very much appreciated.

Stamps: Happy Cats from In2stamps Cute Animals Collection, sentiment from Studio G clear stamps set.
Designer papers: Creative Imaginations.
Tools: EK Success border punch morrocco lace.
Embellishments: Kaiser Craft pearls, Vintage Attic Treasures pearls, ribbon and button from my stash.
Medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Friday, June 25, 2010

White Christmas

Hello! Happy Friday, June 25th!

Time for another card for the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Group of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. This is my June Christmas card for our monthly blog hop. If you would like to follow the hop, the start is at Julie's blog (thanks to Julie for once again organizing this). If you're already following the blog hop, you would have come here from Monique's blog.

I like doing white-on-white cards--it's just hard to show it properly in pictures...LOL. I also made this card for the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club Challenge #22 - All White Christmas.

I've used this wonderful sketch created by Tina for Stamp With Fun Challenge 64.

At Magnolia Down Under, their theme for Challenge #51 is Embossing. The background paper I used is dry-embossed with vines, but you can hardly see them due to the all white. And what's more, I've covered them all up...LOL. but I've used the paper in the inside of my card, so you can see the embossing better there, I think. (I missed you guys!!!)

I've added glitter to Tilda's wings and halo.
And I've tried something new. For the computer-generated sentiment, I've covered it up with sugar beads (have you used them?). I did this to tone it down a bit, so that the black printing isn't so blatant among all the whites.

Your next stop in the blog hop is at Peggie's blog.

Thanks for dropping by. Your visit is very much appreciated. Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a wonderful weekend....woo hoooo!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Sparkling Tilda and Tilda as Christmas Angel from the So Jolly & Underthe Mistletoe 2009 Collection. Sentiment is computer generated.
DP: Embossed Vine White cardstock from Michaels.
Tools: Martha Stewart Lattice border and corner punches, McGill Holly punch.
Misc.: Mark Richards Pearls, Vintage Attic Treassures pearls, ribbons from my stash, sugar beads.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Gardening


Oh, I finally have a new card to show you.

I had such plans for this past weekend for my card-making, but it turned out to be a total bust. A big fat zero in the output department...LOL. And then there was that little incident of my not being able to find my camera after a wedding party I attended. It was finally found in my brother's car (phew!)--slipped out of my pocket while I was sitting in the back seat. Thank goodness, but it was still a wasted weekend--at least it felt like it.

Okee doke....sorry for my rambling on, but just had to get that off my chest.

Here's my card.

I have used an image called Jimmy and Grandpa Gardening from the In2stamps April Releases Collection. The stamp can be purchased from the In2stamps on-line store here.

I am using this card as my entry to the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - Week 57 - I have used Emma's wonderful sketch shown to the right here.

ABC Challenge Blog - W is for Weather.

I have made this a general card and did not put any sentiment on it. I can easily add the required sentiment for whichever occasion arises.

I've also used my Prismacolor pencils again to colour the image. I'm enjoying myself experimenting with them, but I do miss my markers.

Except for the 4 tiny brads at the corners, I didn't put any other embellishment. I thought the design of the DP is quite busy that any embellishment would probably get lost in it.

Thanks for stopping my. I do appreciate your visit. Enjoy your week!

DP: from Me&My BIG Idea Value Pack paper pad.
Misc.: Recollections brads. Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blowing Bubbles

Hello! Happy middle of the week!

I've started experimenting with coloured pencils and this is my very first Tilda card coloured with my Prismacolors. I luuvvvv colouring with my markers, but I'm beginning to love my Prismas also.

This image from Magnolia's Fairy Tale Collection--I love that collection--is called Bubbling Tilda. Awww... isn't she adorable?

This card is my entry for the current challenge at the Magnolia-licious Birthday Bash blog of Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. The theme is Bling it!

I have used Mina's wonderful sketch that she created for Week 59 of Just Magnolia Challenge Blog.

I am also entering the challenge at Stamp Something - this week it's a Happy Somethings challenge.

Also, this is for Sir Stampalot Challenge, a monthly challenge blog and their theme for June is Punch It!

Since I was actually just fooling around with coloured pencils with this first Tilda image, I didn't have the proper paper. I was using a plain cardstock that you would use for your printer--hardly any tooth, too smooth for me. The resulting colours here aren't as solid as I would like them to be. For the next time, I will have to use a different paper with more tooth on it--probably bristol board/paper.

I have added a gloss medium to the bubbles to make them glisten. You have to blow up the picture to really see that. laptop is still acting up. I did managed to restore it...somewhat, but now it's soooo.... slowwww..... Everything is taking about 5 times longer to download, so there's still something wrong with it. More for me to do--if I can only figure out what...LOL.

Thank you so much for dropping by for a visit. Enjoy your day!

Stamp: Magnolia Bubbling Tilda from the Fairy Tale Collection.
DP's: Creative Imaginations Sonnets Sea, a page from Me& My BIG Idea Holiday Stack.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities standard circles large, Sizzix Sizzlits die decorative strip Circles, Provocraft Cuttlebug Asterisks.
Misc.: Michaels Stores' rhinestone stickers, Studio 18 rhinestones, Deserres gloss medium.
Medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Creative Inspirations Challenge 36 - Enjoy the Day!

Hello! Happy Sunday!

Yikes!!! My computer crashed! Again! Sorry, I'm late with this posting. I'm at my sister's now and am using her computer, so I'm keeping this one short and simple.

This is my second Guest DT card for Creative Inspirations. The theme for this Challenge # 36 is Monochrome. The challenge is being sponsored by Cardmadfairy's Creations Blog/Digi Stamp Shop and Jenni, the owner, has provided some digital images to be used. I have chosen this one called 'Julia'. The colour I have chosen for the monochrome theme is I-like-to-call-it champagne...hee hee. It's actually what...beige or light brown?

I have used this wonderful sketch that was created for Week 24 at Creat4fun Challenge.

The almost-square panel is from a card stock that I have embossed with an embossing folder, but I don't think you can really see the embossed pattern in this picture.

Okay, that's it! I have to see about getting my own computer fixed now. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Digital image is Julia from Cardmadfairy's Digital Stamp Shop
Sentiment is computer generated.
DP's: Memories Magenta Style Whispery Foliage.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities petite oval small and large, Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folder Floral Screen, Big Shot machine, Martha Stewart punches leaves and daisy, McGill jumbo punch daisy.
Misc.: Studio 18 rhinestones, Kaiser Craft pearls, Making Memories brads, ribbons from my stash.
Medium: Prismacolour coloured pencils.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Take it easy!


In anticipation of summer, I have created this card, using this image of Relaxing Elmit from the In2stamps Elmit & Littlebell Collection.

I have used the wonderful sketch that Beth has created for the current challenge at Truly Scrumptious Challenge 34.

This card is also my entry to the following challenges:

Simon Says - A recipe challenge - 1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers ( + a contrast card for layering if you like ), 3 Types of Embellishments ( you can use as many of each type as you like ). My 3 embellishments are the buttons, ribbons and photo corners.

All That Scraps - Buttons and Ribbons.

Charizma Cards - Challenge # 23 - Spots and stripes.

Stamping for the Weekend - Challenge # 40 - Summer/travel theme.

I've used my Prismacolour coloured pencils to colour this image again. I'm starting to really like this medium. I find I have more control than I do with my markers.

Thanks for dropping by. I do appreciate your visits. Have a good Friday. Weekend coming up...woo hooooo.....

Stamps: In2stamps Relaxing Elmit from the Elmit & Littlebell Collection (available from In2stamps on-line store and also if you're in North America, from All That Scraps on-line store.)
DP's: Scenic Route Paper Co. stoked strip, Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls tangerine gingham.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities classic scalloped rectangle large, Marvy Uchida scalloped oval, Coluzzle oval template, EK Success Paper Shapers photo corner curved punch.
Misc.: Buttons and ribbons from my stash.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Lady Tilda


I tried to post this last night, but Google Blogger was least I think it was. I just wasn't able to post it. I wonder if anybody else was having the same problem. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just me...LOL.

I have a card here featuring this oh, so adorable Lady Tilda from the Magnolia's 2010 Fairy Tale Collection.

I have used this sketch of Janneke's that she has created for the Challenge #105 at Friday Sketchers.

The colour scheme is for Week 23 colour challenge at Create4Fun - black and white and one other colour of my choice. (Sorry, but I simply just have to use a touch of green for the leaves.)

A few other challenges that I am entering with this card:

Crafts and Me - Challenge #5 - Distressed

Charizma Cards - Challenge #22 - Flowers

Fun with Shapes and More - Challenge #56 - Handmade Background

I have added some glitter to Lady Tilda's bodice and underskirt.

The two designer papers are self-made. Using the same stamp image, I have stamped using black ink on white paper for one of them and for the other stamped white ink on black paper (also used white embossing powder here).

The single rose I have made following this tutorial -- you can find a similar tutorial in the Fairy Tale issue of the Magnolia Ink magazine.

Thanks for your visit. Enjoy the week!

Stamps: Magnolia Lady Tilda, Hot Off the Press clear stamp set Botanicals.
DP: Mustard Moon old red tractor small plaid.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities circles and scallop circles, McGill twig punch, EK Success flower punches and centre flower punch from Michaels $1.50 bin.
Misc.: Recollections pearls and brads, Tim Holtz distress ink pads black soot and aged mahogany, ribbons from my stash.

Friday, June 04, 2010

A Kiss to Make It Better - In2stamps June Challenge

Hello. Happy Friday!

A bit late with this. A new month--Happy June!--which means a new monthly challenge for In2stamps. The theme for this month is Get Well. This will be the last challenge before summer vacation--taking a break in July & August.

You can get all the details of the challenge at the In2stamps Challenges site here. And check out the fabulous cards of the other DT members.

This is what you could win:

6" x 6" patterned papers of Basic Grey's Indian Summer
3 In2stamps stamps of your choice

Challenge is open till 1st of July.

I am trying something completely new to me. I have coloured my image this time in coloured pencils. I am a complete novice at this. I have wanted to try using my Prismacolours pencils for who knows how long. I have been putting it off. In fact, I have had my set of coloured pencils, oh... over 2 years, but haven't used it. I have done my colouring exclusively with my markers. Until now. I like this very much and will be experimenting more with it.

Thanks for dropping by. And have a wonderful weekend...woo hoo.

Stamps: In2stamps Mommy's Caring from the Get Well Collection (avaliable at the In2stamps on-line store), Autumn Leaves Stampology Block 1 clear stamp set.
DP's: Chatterbox Designer Paper Happy Bloom.
Tools: Coluzzle templates circles and ovals, Martha Stewart border punch.
Misc.: Queen & Co. pearls chocolate delight, Recollections Autumn pearls, Tim Holtz distress ink pad vintage photo, Ranger Adirondack raised felt dye pad sunset orange.
Medium: Prismacolour coloured pencils.

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