Friday, March 29, 2013

Masculine Birthday cards

I made these cards for my brother and brother-in-law for their birthdays. I pulled the image from a clipart site online, but I'm not sure which site. I typed "Flying by with a Birthday Hi" as the greeting. I used copics to add some colour and the black/white ribbon adds a nice touch without making the cards too fussy. I hope they like them.

Challenge - Kraftin' Kimmie #171 - Your Fave
Here's another card for Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #171 - to use your Fave KKS. I love them all, but this is probably my absolute favourite one...I love the "Imagine all the people in the world..." quote from John Lennon's song "Imagine".

Challenge - Designed to Colour #10 - Hexagons
Here's a card I created for the Designed to Colour Challenge #10 using Hexagons. I was lucky enough to be able to use Peggy Ts Hexagon embossing plate. The bee image is a digital design from Meljen's Designs. I made a few extra for Kards for Kids too. The Greeting I used is from The Stamps of Life.

Challenge - Retro Sketch #56 & Simon Says Stamp
These are two cards I created using the Retro Sketch #56 as inspiration...I love how just changing the buttons makes them look so different. I also did the pen-stitching around the elements, which is very retro to me too !!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Challenge #152 - Meljen's Designs - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny (& Ready Teddy Go)
Here's a clean and simple card I created using one of my favourite Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps...the challenge was to make a 3x3 this fits the bill !! I used copics to colour it, plain satin white ribbon as an accent and polka dot background paper...rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper (a tool I just love). This would make a perfect Mother's Day card attached to a gift or flowers !! Just realized this will also qualify for the Ready-Teddy-Go "Mum's the word Challenge as this is a Mother's day card !!

Challenge #171 - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Your Fave

This week's challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie was an easy one...and a tough one at the same time. It was a challenge to use your FAVOURITE Kraftin'Kimmie Stamp...well...that's a toughy for me...I LOVE THEM ALL...after much thought, I was tied with this image from the Going Places Set and Gaia with the Imagine quote from John this one won out today...but there's still time for me to submit another card by midnight keep an eye out for another card for this wonderful challenge !!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Challenge - Simon Says Stamp & A Blog Named Hero
This is the card I created for two challenges 1. Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring theme 2. A Blog Named Hero - Challenge #22 - Anything Goes I used a digital image and two patterned papers (inspired by the Online Card Class - Pattern Play); and some Prima Flowers and pearls. The Happy Easter greeting is from The Stamps of Life.

A Beautiful Easter Card...

Here's a picture of a beautiful Easter card we received yesterday from our dear friends Terry and Melissa. She's a fellow-card-maker and always make such great cards !! I just had to share it. Thanks again Melissa for making such a beautiful card.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Cute Boy Birthday Card - Clean and Simple too !!
I put this card together to enter the KKS Challenge #170, which was anything goes. It's clean and simple and looks pretty colouring isn't the best on it, I'm still a copic rookie, but I'm having fun...the image is Kraftin' Kimmie (thanks Peggy T.) I'm also entering another one in the Penny Black All sorts blog "For the boys"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Another card - three challenges

I'm submitting this card for the "A Blog Named Hero" Challenge #22 - Freestyle (using any kind of product on a new project) I used a stamp from Rubbernecker Stamps (purchased 5 or 6 years ago; a Diamond-Plate embossing template and some ribbon. It turned out quite good (IMHO). I'm also entering it in The ABC Challenge - J - Just as you like (anything goes) challenge. I made this card for my brother who has just had surgery. I'm also entering this in the Penny Black Challenge "One for the Boys"...thanks Ellie !

The ABC Challenge - J - Just as you like it - Anything goes

I created this card on the weekend, and would like to submit it for the ABC Challenge - J - Just as you like - or anything goes. It uses a Meljen's Designs digital image. I thought the orange papers and cat were quite good together !!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ready Teddy Go Challenge - Mum's the word

Here's a card I created for the Ready Teddy Go Challenge - Mum's the Word. It's a challenge sponsored by The Stamp and I just happen to have won a Stamp Fairy Stamp recently...woo hoo !! I had a bit of trouble colouring the balloons to match the paper (using my copics) but it turned out okay.

Great Card-making Progress

Yesterday, my pal Peggy T. and I went away for the afternoon/evening/night and this morning to make cards. We got a lot done and had a blast, even though our radio station (Boom 97.3) wouldn't play Bon Jovi for us when we called !! LOL. We were very focused on getting lots of cards done for the Kards for Kids, HSC challenge for Spring cards. We also worked on other cards and Peggy played on facebook during the Kraftin' Kimmie release party !! We also made cards for a few challenges so we have a chance to win some great stuff (fingers crossed). We had a wonderful time and I'll be packaging up a big bundle to send to Bela this week, so that some of the Spring cards can be delivered by Easter weekend to the kids at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children !! Thanks Peggy for a fun time.

Kards for Kids - Spider Birthday cards

Here's a bunch of Birthday Cards I created for Kards for Kids, HSC. They were quick and easy to make using a Meljen's Designs Digital Spider stamp; I typed the greeting below "Just droppin' in to say Happy Birthday". I'm very pleased with how these cards turned out and have made some extras for myself.

Kards for Kids - Spring Cards

I spent the day and night yesterday with my pal Peggy T. making cards. We got away from our families and had a lovely afternoon/evening of card-making. I made a ton of cards last night and these 15 are for Kards for Kids Spring Themed cards...I will be sending them to Bela this week (along with Peggy's creations)

One Card - Two Challenges (again) - Meljen's Designs and Simon Says Stamp

This card was created for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog - using a sketch they provided. It also meets the requirements of the current challenge at Meljen's Designs !! Woo hoo !!

One Card - Two Challenges (Meljen's Designs & Simon Says Stamp)

Here's a card I created for Meljen's Designs Challenge to create a card with a bit of green on it. I used a sketch from this weeks "Simon Says Stamp" challenge too, so this card qualifies for two challenges...woo hoo !! I love these cute bunnies and have made tons of cards from them in the last couple of weeks.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #170

This week's challenge was very EASY...the theme was ANYTHING's a card I created with my pal Peggy T. (last night at our Scrappin'/Card-making night out). I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #169 - Clean and Simple

Here's another "clean and simple" card I created for this week's KKS Challenge...I love this little chef/cupcake stamp from KKS !! The card was quick to make and looks pretty nice !!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MAWTT Challenge - Birds and Bees

Here's a quick little card I put together for the "Moving Along with the Times" Challenge blog. It was a challenge to use Birds and Bees on a card. The Bee image is from Meljen's Designs (digital). I like the pop of the yellow and black on this card. OOOPS...I'M TOO LATE TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE...IT CLOSED TODAY...BUT I LIKE THE CARD JUST THE SAME...LOL !!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Blog Named Hero Challenge #21

Here's a pic of a card I created for the "A Blog Named Hero Challenge #21" - JUST MAKE YOUR OWN (embellishment). I used a heart stamp and embossed a few layers of gold embossing powder on top, then used a punch to punch it out (the stamp and the punch were pretty much the exact same shape/size). I decided to go "clean and simple" with the card and also make it pop by using black as the base...I embossed the card front with the dots, then added another piece of plain (un-embossed) cardstock in the centre, added the gold heart charms with foam tape, and used a new "Your Next Stamp" greeting under the hearts. I wish I could find my gold pen to go around the edges of the cardstock with the hearts/greeting on!! LOL !!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meljen's Design Challenge #150 (Sketch)

Here's a card I created for the Meljen's Design Challenge based on the sketch. I used a digital image from Meljen's Designs, a greeting stamp from SU, and my new 6x6 paper pack from the Kards for Kids Challenge Day prizes I won !

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Challenge #169 - Clean & Simple

Here's a card I created for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this week. The theme is "Clean and Simple". I'm quite pleased with this card. The colours are bright and cheery !!

The ABC Challenge - "I for In Love"

Here's a card I created for The ABC Challenge - "I for In Love". I used a Meljen's Design digital image here.

Kards for Kids - Spring Cards (2nd set of 5)

Here's another set of "Spring" themed cards for Kards for Kids, HSC. I used another digital image for these cards.

Kards for Kids - Spring Cards (1st set of 5)

Here's 5 cards I created using the "Spring" theme for Kards for Kids, Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. I used a digital image. Don't you think this bunny is soooo cute !!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

What a great mail day...

My prizes from the Kards for Kids Challenge Day on February 23, 2013 arrived in the mail today...thanks so much Bela !! I will try to post pictures later...I'm soooo excited to "play" with my new stuff !!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - A Bit 'O Green

Here's a card I created for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to create something with "A Bit 'O Green"...I used bazill cardstock and some Stampin' Up stamps to make this card...and the postage stamp punch. I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

I'm on a winning streak... may recall last weekend I participated in a Kards for Kids Challenge...I won my showcase on THH PRICE IS RIGHT GAME...I also won the "DEAL OR NO DEAL" game...WOO HOO !! AND I submitted 30 boy cards for Kards for Kids by the end of February for the "boy card" challenge, and my name was drawn as a winner...I won an awesome prize...$25 gift certificate to YOUR NEXT STAMP !! Woo hoo !! I'm having tons of fun creating cards for challenges and most especially for "Kards for Kids"

Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Lovely Ladies

Here's a card I created for the Moving Along with the Times Challenge. The theme was "Lovely Ladies" other words use a lady or ladies as the focal point. I'm lucky to have been able to use the TINK stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie (I stamped this image awhile back when I was scrappin'/card-making with my pal Peggy's her stamp...and I'm soooo jealous of her KKS collection...although I benefit 'cuz she allows me to use them too). I'm pleased with how this card came together...and it will go in the box for "Kards for Kids".

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #168 - Pastels

Here's a pretty clean and simple card I created using one of my favourite KK stamps. The challenge was to use pastel colours on our creation. I'm pleased with how this turned out and will be sending it in with more cards I've created for "Kards for Kids".

My Favorite Things Challenge #113

Here's a card I created using a Meljen's Design digital image (such a cute smiley cupcake). The card is based on the sketch provided by MFTs. You can barely see the wee tiny gems added as sprinkles in the picture...but they sure add dimension and sparkle. The "Seize the cupcake" greeting is from a cupcake set I bought a few years ago... unfortunately I don't know the manufacturer 'cuz it's not on the storage sheet !! I'm sending this card to my pal Alex J. who is away at University...she LOVES cupcakes, and I thought it was bright and cheery and would make her day, especially since she's in Sudbury (I can't even imagine how cold and dreary it is there).