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Sunday, January 31, 2010

WOJ and Totally Papercrafts

I have two cards to post today.  My co-worker's birthday is Feb 2 so I made her a card!!  Used the WOJ sketch by Gio. 

Entered in following challenges"
  WOJ #64--sketch above  (Feb 3)
  Totally Papercrafts #1-- Friends card (Feb 5)
Front of easel card!!
WOJ Henry Mouse Image colored with distress inks.  First try at watercoloring with distress inks and I love how it turned out :)  Added heart over the holly leaf due to change of season :D Stardust and distress broken china stickles blinged Henry's hat, scarf, coat buttons and cup :)
Inside of easel card: Giving my friend a heartfelt Happy Birthday Greeting!! Used MS punch and Spellbinders heart and labels dies. Used distress ink to soften the white heart.
View of whole card!!

My next card is for my daughter's friends 1 year old son.  I made a fun sort of shaker card.  Used my new High hopes giraffe image~~he is soooo cute!!!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tilda's Love Letter!

 My daughter, Kim (Crafts By Kim) and I did some bonding over her break off of school and we shared stamps and goodies :)  Love that Girl!!!!  I always wanted some of the roses from Wild Orchids and WHALA guess who graciously gave me some????  Yeah right on~~ Miss Kim :D  I have been creating a card and it so reminds me of Kim!!! So without delay here it is.............................................................
A Wiper card using the Just Magnolia sketch by Jay Jay.
I Started with MS cardstock and dp from DCWV Sweet collection and Paper Pizazz.  Used a bunch of punches:  EK Success, MS, Fiskars and American Girl--had to have this one b/c I LOVE butterflies!!  Colored Tilda and the Elegant Heart Ribbon with copics and accented with stardust stickles, rhinestones and pearls. Used SU Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment ~~with LOVE~~~ stamped in versamark and heat embossed with ZING white powder!!  Dimensionalized Tilda and the Heart Ribbon :)   Embellishments include:  Prima flowers, wild orchid roses and butterflies-- all dusted with stardust stickles.  The pop-up is SU Sizzlet brushed with eggplant SU ink and blinged with Hallographic glitter and them butterflies again :D  On far left of card I used my versamark pen  to add lilac scented jelly powder to butterflies and inside edge of card~~mmmmm does it smell good!!!!!!!!!!!  Finished touches are pearl swirls, more rhinestones and a lovely heart charm.  Here are a few more pics with challenge entries:  

Just Magnolia~~ sketch by Jay Jay (Jan 29)
Stamps and Smiles~~ Wiper card (Feb 2)
FBW94~~open--needs butterfly, fairy or angel (Feb 3)
SSCC#23~~little touch of green (Jan 31)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Opossum Pals

MMSC37 sketch: (Jan 26) 
Basic Grey Week 12~~~ animals (Feb 5)
Quixotic #10~~~ Ink up an old stamp (Jan 27) The inside sentiment Friendship Adds to Happiness is an old stamp that I rummaged from my Mom :) Thanks Mom
Stamp Something~~  Funny somethings (Jan 29)
Susie's Sassy Designs~~  Card for boy/option an animal (Jan 27)

I decided to make an easel card featuring the new Opossum Pals stamp by Tina Wenke~~they are so darn cute!!  Colored image with copics and lightly daubered the sky with SU Bordering Blue ink.  Cut out with Spellbinders Label 2 nesties. Papers used are SU cardstock and Cottage Wall DP along with One small piece of BG Porcelain DP (found on top front of card).  Sentiment created with SU lots of tags sizzlet, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (friend to friend), daubered with SU bravo burgundy ink and detailed lines with SU marker.  Embellished with Flower Soft gold border on top of card and on sentiment, ribbons and Heidi Grace Icons

  Close up of Opossums image and sentiment~~both given dimension with foam tape.  I did use the distress CB folder on the tree trunk but doesn't show very well :0
Close up of inside/bottom of easel card.  Used Spellbinders octagon nesties~used CB Swirls folder on large Octagon~added Flower Soft gold border again along with HG Icons as stoppers :)  Inside sentiment is Hero Arts stamp and McGill punch made the heart which I then coated with stickles. 
PhotobucketSide photo of finished easel card!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MMSC36~~ Flower Image

 MMSC 36   ~~~ Made a card for Midnight Madness today.  Used SU papers and embossed using 3 different folders-- QuicKutz flowers, Swiss dot CB and SU Elegant Bouquet.   Main flower image from Rubber Cafe was stamped on acetate, glittered and cut out. The diagonals are popped up to give dimension as well as the image itself.   Added ribbon, frosted lace stickles and pearls along with metal butterfly for glitz and pizzazz :-)

                                                 Close up of Glittered flower image :)
Close up of Metal butterfly with added pearls and the pearl lace stickles used on the embossed flower centers.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Willow saying thanks

One of my many Christmas thank you cards.  I used this sketch from CLP.
Also entering Fussy & Fancy-- Theme is NEW!  I had gotten craft store gift cards for christmas so I went shopping and got bunch of new supplies.      CRAFT Challenge #31-- Thank you card                                                                                           
Miss Willow is popped up with foam tape sitting by her outdoor lamppost sending thanks.  Papers are from DCWV christmas glitter stack.  Cutout lamppost image using my new Spellbinders large deckled rectangle nesties. Colored images with copics and dobbered ground cover and sky with my new Tim Holtz distress inks of broken china and antique linen :)  Then placed photo corners to frame image.  My one other new purchase was the Fiskars upper crest border punch which was used on the right side of the card under the ribbons and butterfly :D  Just LOVE my new products!!!!!  

The butterfly was CB and covered with diamond glaze for shine and then accented with pink rhinestones. Below are close ups of stamped images and flower!!

The flower is layers of prima, MS chrysanthemum sticker and Colorbok layered flower center linked with a charm of "thanks"!!

Stamps:  Lamp post image from my mom and WOJ willow with floral wreath
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, copics and Tim Holtz distress inks
Paper:  DCWV and cardstock
Tools:  MS butterfly and border punches, EK Success photo corner and Fiskars upper crest border punches, Spellbinders large deckled rectangle nesties and CB folder
Embellies:  Ribbon, prima flower, charm, MS Chrysanthemum sticker, Colorbok flower center, Diamond glaze and rhinestones on butterfly



MY BEAUTIFUL AMARYLLIS!!!!  I just have to share some pics of one of my fabulous christmas presents I received from my SIL and family this year.  It is just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!