Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here's a card I created on this snowy day in Southern Ontario...for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #167 - Fussy Cutting...and it was fussy cutting...the hair was pretty hard...just sayin' !! I based this card loosely on the sketch I saw on "Moving Along With the Times" blog challenge...similar to the previous couple of cards I created today !! Special thanks to my pal Peggy T. for allowing me to stamp this lovely image using her stamps !!
Here's another card I created on this SNOWY day in Southern Ontario...I am submitting it in the Meljen's Designs weekly challenge which was to use one of their images, and also POLKA DOTS...I hope the giraffe and the embossed part of the card count as polka-dots !! I'm also submitting my 2nd submission in this weeks "Moving Along with the Times" Blog challenge which was based on a sketch...see my previous post...it's always interesting to me how a sketch can look soooo different on cards !!
Here's a pic of card I made for the "Moving Along with the Times" Challenge. The sketch was pretty easy to work with, and I used a FREEBIE image from Meljen's Designs and coloured it with my copics...quite pleased with this card !!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
www.onlinecardclasses.com I couldn't find my white ink to create the clouds on blue paper, so I used white paper, with blue chalk...we scrappers and card-makers are a smart lot to be able to make do with what we've got...hmmmm...still doesn't make sense I have WAY TOO MUCH stuff in my scrappin' room...oh well...tee hee...tee hee !!
Here's another card for the card-making day yesterday (into today) for Kards for Kids, HSC. It's based on a sketch from the "Designed to Colour Challenge blog". I'm thrilled with how this turned out. It uses a lovely Kraftin' Kimmie image and the stamped image, papers and diecut were provided to me by Bela, the organizer of the Kards for Kids, HSC Smiley Team !! I'm having so much fun !! OH YAH...if you're following along, you noticed I went from Challenge #5 to #8...but I'm working on #6 and #7 now, and should have them posted shortly.
Here's a card I created for the Kards for Kids Challenge #5, which uses the lovely Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp. I based the layout on the "Designed to Colour Challenge" which was a sketch, so I will enter it on that blog for a chance to win a prize...woo hoo !! I LOVE prizes !!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Challenge #4 was inspired by a Spanish theme and the colour black as a background...and bright pink, bright green and red. This card didn't photograph well. I clear embossed three different-textured birthday candles on bright pink, bright green and red cardstock...cut them out and also embossed the flames on yellow cardstock and cut them out...I used my bright pink embossing powder on the Happy Birthday greeting...does it ever pop on the black !!
I'm having a ton of fun stepping out of my comfort zone and creating cards based on specific criteria. Bela has organized a very fun and interesting day ! There is a Price is Right game going on, and I am one of 3 finalists...hope I get a chance to go onto the Showcase round !! I'll certainly be posting here if I do...and you may hear a WOO HOO or two if I win !! LOL !!
The 3rd Challenge today was to create a beach card using a few things given to us by Bela. I coloured the image with Copics and thought the edge of the card would look nice with a little wave. I'm pleased with how this card turned out.
The 2nd Challenge today was to use the CHEF stamped image and create something with a buffet-theme...what better than a CUPCAKE buffet ?? This card is inspired and dedicated to my pal Peggy T. THE BEST PASTRY CHEF I KNOW...and a wonderful friend too !!
I'm participating in a Kards for Kids Cardmaking Challenge today...from 10am to 10pm, however I was at a Bazaar from 10am to 3pm, so I got a late start ! I've put together this card for the first challenge; it's using papers and an image provided by Bela at Kards for Kids, HSC. I coloured with Copics and added some Stickles to the flowers to give some sparkle.
Friday, February 22, 2013
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Friday, February 15, 2013
Here's a submission for Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #165 - a card with love...the cute chick is a KK stamp, and the greeting is a Stamps of Life stamp...it's stamped in Silver ink and didn't photograph well...but it says YOU WARM MY HEART. I created the background with a very old snowflake stamp and some distress inks (a technique I learned in Tim Holtz on-line class); the card looks much better in real life than in the photo.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here's 5 more Kards for Kids BOY Birthday cards I made...thanks Peggy T. for the use of the diamond-plate embossing template...really adds to the cards !! I coloured with copics without too much worry for shading, etc., but I think some young boys at Hospital for Sick Children will like them anyway !! THE MUSTANG STAMP IS FROM RUBBERNECKER STAMPS
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Here's a card I created for the KKS Challenge #164. The challenge was to use texture on your card. I used my polka dot embossing folder for the blue strip under the coloured image. I played with my copics yesterday and had some fun and even learned a little !!