Sep 29, 2009

Heart to Heart ....DTC26

Hi all and happy tuesday!

Here's my design team card for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge. Paula is our hostess this week and she wants to see a heart or hearts somewhere on our projects.


My image is from Digital Stamp Oasis, one of my favorites "Love birds on a branch". Right now you can still get all 20 images for $10.

Image was colored with copics. Papers are from K&Company, I did stamp the flourish over the sage colored designer Paper. I also did some sponging and distressing, and after I adhered it all to the card front, I thought sewing would have been nice, but well, it was too late.

I embellished with some prima flowers, buttons, eyelets and pearls, added a little lace with hearts on it, and stamped my sentiment on a heart done with a sizzix die. Oh, and the sketch is from last week's Everybody Art Challenge.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, hope you like the card. And maybe you'll find some time this week to play along with us at Digital Tuesday!

Sep 26, 2009

Maya and Willie and a couple of challenges

Hi all!

I really meant to post this sooner, but we had a super busy day and didn't get home until 7:30pm.

I made this card yesterday for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which is the colors Yellow and black. And it's also for this week's stamp something challenge, and they want us to use our favorite sketch. I surely use this one a lot, it is easy to work with and works for square, rectangle, oval, circle etc. main image.If you are familiar with Maya, the Bee show (or Biene Maja in german), then I am sure you recognized Maya and her friend Willie. I used to watch this show all the time when I was little (and a teen too!!) and believe me while I made this card I was humming the theme song LOL. I found this image while searching coloring pages online. It was colored with copics. Papers are from Stampin Up and DCWV. I embellished with a large prima flower, some buttons and silver cord, and added some stickles glitter to the wings.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, hope you like the card. Oh, and if you'd like to win some blog candy, Lora from Lora's cards is giving away some candy, you can read about it in the post below this one.

Sep 25, 2009

Lora's blog candy!

Just a quick post to let you all know, my blogging friend Lora from Lora's cards is giving away some fabulous blog candy. You can see some of it below and she is going to add some more. You can check it out by clicking her blog link above!


That's it for today, but I should be back with a card for you tomorrow.

Sep 22, 2009

DTC #25 - Falling Leaves

Happy Tuesday!!

This is my Design Team card for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge. Michelle R. is our hostess, and she wants to see falling leaves on our projects. They can be in the image, or on the designer paper or even a leaf brads, etc.

I actually stamped tiny leaves on my white paper, but they are really hard to see. My image is from Digital Stamp Oasis. Right now you can get all 20 digis for $10. Here is the link to the sale.

The image was mostly colored with copics, for the flower umbrella I actually used bravo burgundy ink from Stampin Up with a small paintbrush dipped in alcohol because I didn't have the right shade of burgundy in my copic collection.

The leaves on the ground were cut from the sizzix leaves die from Stampin Up.
My papers are all by Stampin Up, old olive, bravo burgundy, whisper white, and designer papers too, but they are retired. I embellished with a square aged copper paper clip and grosgrain ribbon and did some sewing around the edges. The full recipe is below.

If you're up for a "digital" challenge why not join us at digital tuesday, we have a brand new sponsor again this week, McMahon5designs, and they are giving away 4 gorgeous digistamps to one lucky winner!



Recipe:
Stamps: digi- susie squirrel in the rain (Digital Stamp Oasis), Vases in Vogue and Petite Patterns (Stampin Up)
Ink: HP inkjet, chocolate chip, so saffron, creamy caramel (for sponging), bravo burgundy, copics for coloring
Paper: whisper white, old olive, creamy caramel, apricot appeal, bravo burgundy
Accessories and tools: paper clip, grosgrain ribbon, word window punch, scallop edge punch, janome mini sewing machine, white gel pen, paint brush, sponge

Sep 17, 2009

Whiff of Joy blog candy!!

Hi all,

Bev from All the things I love is giving away a Whiff of Joy stamp and some other goodies. The candy is open until the 21st of september. Here's the link to the candy.

Sep 16, 2009

To you from me...and Willow

Hi everyone, hope you had a great day. Mine's been ok, had to visit the dentist this morning because of two cavities. I am so glad I decided not to get numbed, because I HATE that feeling. It only hurt for a very short time. But I am so glad I got that dentist visit over with!!

Here's a card I made monday and it fits the challenge at the Cupcake craft challenge which is Pearls and swirls. I know you can all see the pearls, the swirls are harder to see, as they are only on the image.



This sweet image is from Whiff of Joy "Willow with cookies". Isn't it just beautiful. I had so much fun coloring it with copics and prismacolor pencils and baby oil. The designer paper is from Basic Grey and the cards stocks are from Stampin Up. I used my janome sew mini sewing machine for some zigzag stitches and Martha Stewart and stampin up punches for flowers and leaves. The full recipe is below.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, hope you're having a great day/night!

Ellie.

Recipe: Stamps: Whiff of Joy (Willow with cookies), stampin up (cute converse) Ink: memento tuxedo black, purely pomegranate, pale plum for sponging the edges, copics for coloring Paper: rich razzleberry, white (stampin up) Designer Paper Basic Grey (Eva collection) Accessories: ribbon, paper flowers and leaves, pearls, thread, Tools: janome mini sewing machine, big kick, nestabilities scallop oval, corn flower and branch punch (martha stewart), photo corner, small oval, flower trio and scallop edge punches by Stampin Up.

Sep 15, 2009

A clean and simle fall card --- DTC24

Hello all and happy Tuesday.

I made this card for this week's digital tuesday challenge. Martha is our hostess and she wants to see a

clean and simple fall card.

I don't know about your area, but here in Illinois it surely is looking more and more like fall, even though it hasn't officially started. Leaves are starting to change colors and fall off and the squirrels are throwing down tons of acorns from my tree in the backyard. My son is constantly complaining about them because he still loves to be barefoot in the backyard (it is still very warm in the daytime) and hates to step on them! I keep telling him to put on his shoes but he is not listening! Kids!!

I thought this little Susie Squirrel image from the Digital Stamp Oasis would be perfect for this theme. I used copics to color. Papers are all Stampin Up, the designer paper too, even though it is long retired. The full recipe can be read below. Oh, and if you like digital stamp oasis images, I have a super sale going on for a limited time only - all 20 images for US$10.00. You can check out the sale here.

I hope you get a chance to play the digital tuesday challenge this week for a chance to win some images from KLM Designs.

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Recipe:
Stamps: digi from Digital Stamp Oasis, Stampin up sentiment and acorn

Paper: Stampin Up old olive, so saffron, retired designer paper, white card stock
Ink: HP inkjet, chocolate chip, memento tuxedo black, copics
Accessories and tools: grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, large oval punch, crafter's tool kit.

Sep 12, 2009

Penny Black Challenge..........A sketch

Hello and a happy sunday! I hope your having a fun day planned.

I got a chance yesterday to do the Penny Black Challenge, which is a sketch this week. I used this cute "Snowy" Penny Black stamp, which my dear husband got me from a local stamp store last winter. He is the best!!



Image was colored using copics and I added stickles glitter to the hat and scarf. The papers are from Stampin Up and Basic Grey. I distressed the edges a little and did some sewing with my sewing machine.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. The full recipe is below.

Recipe: Stamps: Snowy (Penny Black), Cute converse (Stampin Up retired) Ink: memento tuxedo black, chocolate chip, copics for coloring Paper: bashful blue, white (Stampin Up), Basic Grey (figgy collection) Accessories and tools: bashful gingham ribbon, stickles glitter, martha stewart lace border and snowflake punches, small oval punch by stampin up.

Waterlily skiing and some challenges


Hi all and a happy weekend!!
I made today's card with a few challenges in mind.
The image is Waterlily skiing from Penny Black. I had received a few images from a image swap I was in, and after that I just had to have the stamp, and I was lucky enough to find it on ebay.
It was colored with copics and prisma markers. I actually colored it a few months ago when I was practicing.
The designer paper is from Basic Grey, eva collection. I added a little bit of stickles glitter to it for some sparkle. The other papers are stampin up, melon mambo, kiwi kiss and white. Since the paper was already so busy, I tried to use less embellishments, but they are my favorites: pearls, narrow grosgrain ribbon and paper flowers.
And these are the challenges I made it for:

Friday Sketchers sketch ( a little bit reversed)
Stamp something (something with your favorite embellishment)
Cute Card Thursday (color challenge pink and green)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, the complete recipe is below.
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Recipe:
Stamps: Penny Black (waterlily skiing), Stampin Up (warm words)

Papers: Stampin Up (melon mambo, kiwi kiss, white),
Designer Paper Basic grey (eva collection)
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, flatback pearls, punched out flowers, punched out butterfly, stickles.
Tools: punches (SU spring bouquet, martha stewart butterfly), paper piercing tool kit.

Sep 8, 2009

It's all about kids (baby, child, or teen) challenge

Hello and a happy tuesday to all of you in blog land.

I made this card for this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge. The lovely Maria is our hostess this week and the theme she chose is

It's all about kids
(use an image of a baby, child or teen)



I used this cute image from Cut-it-out Paper Crafts. It is cheering Karina. Be sure to check out Lynda's store on etsy, her images are awesome for cards for teenagers.

I am not a big football fan, but since I live in Illinois I decided to go with the colors from the Illinois Football team of orange, blue and white. I don't normally use these colors but they work great with the cheerleader theme.
The sketch is an old one from Friday Sketchers. I embellished using prima flowers, sizzix die cuts, stickles and flatback pearls. Sorry about all the sparkles, it isn't that much sparkle in real life. The full recipe is below.

Have a great day,
Ellie.


Recipe:
Stamps: digi Cheering Karina (cut it out paper crafts), digi sentiment, floral flourish by paper inspirations
Paper: whi
sper white, pacific point, only orange
Ink: HP inkjet, white craft ink, copics for coloring Accessories and tools: stickles, pearls, CM circle cutting system, prima flowers, big kick,
flourish die

Sep 6, 2009

From the Heart

Hi all, hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mine was great, we got lots of things accomplished, like starting to work on our planned yard sale. Plus today it was raining so we spent the day indoors (of course the kids had to build a sand castle in between the showers!)

I made today's card for the Create4fun Challenge. This is my first time playing along, because I just found this challenge. I love the sketch they provided.I received this cute Sarah Kay image from a image swap, I am not sure what the name is, but I believe it is called "Rose Garden". Papers are from SU and DCWV. I embellished with lace ribbon, prima flowers, MS punched leaves and pearls, I also used my sewing machine and did some sponging around the edges to soften it a little bit.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, hope you liked the card. The full recipe can be read below.

Recipe:
Stamps: Sarah Kay (Rose Garden?), stampin up
Ink: black, soft sky for sponging, copics for coloring
Paper: soft suede, white, dcwv sweet stack
Accessories and Tools: prima flowers, pearls, lace ribbon, martha stewart branch punch, scallop edge punch, word window punch, stickles

Sep 3, 2009

Whiff of Joy - 2 cards

Hi all, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you had a wonderful day. Mine has been good, even though I am having a cold. But I am not complaining as my husband has it worse than me. It was also a very exiciting day, it was my daughter's first day of preschool and open house at my son's school.

Today I have two cards to share with you. I normally don't post two at the same time, but this is for a special occasion.

The lovely Katharina from Whiff of Joy is looking for a guest designer and since they have the most adorable stamps, I really wanted to give it a try. You can read all about the Guest Designer Call here. We can submit as many projects as we wanted, so I decided to make two cards for now to show off my style. I really have two styles, I believe, one tends to be sort of vintage, and another one is fresh with no distressing. As you can see, I love adding lots of details to my cards.

Here is the first card.

The first card was made using my most favorite Whiff of Joy Stamp, Willow with umbrella. I colored it with copics. The front part of the umbrella was cut out and adhered with a dimensional in the middle for a 3d look. Designer Paper is from My minds eye and card stocks used are chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, soft sky and white. I computer generated the sentiment, cut it out and tucked it underneath the flower. I also did some sewing around the edges, I just love the look of stitches on distressed cards. The complete recipe can be read below.

And here is the second card.

On this card I used my favorite party animal collection image, Henry celebrating mouse. I just love his big smile!! Again I used copics to color the image, cut it out and framed it with a scallop circle nestabilities shape. Designer Paper is from DCVW, and cards stocks are SU. I embellished with some ribbon, paper flowers and buttons, and added a little bit of stickles to the image. Again the recipe is below.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you liked the cards and please wish me luck!

Recipe card 1:
Stamps: Willow with umbrella (whiff of joy), sentiment computer generated
Ink: memento tuxedo black, close to cocoa for sponging, copics for coloring
Paper: choc. chip,
tempt. turquoise, whisper white, soft sky, my minds eye DP
Accessories and tools: grosgrain ribbon, prima flowers, buttons, linen thread, tulle, charm heart and tiny flower charms for the corners, paper doily, sewing machine, sizziz flourish, big kick



Recipe card #2
Stamps: Henry Celebrating Mouse (Whiff of Joy), sentiment Hero Arts
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, basic gray, copics for coloring
Paper: basic gray, whisper white, real red, pretty in pink, sweet stack DP (DCWV)
Accessories and tools: grosgrain ribbon, buttons, linen thread, stickles Martha Stewart cornflower punch, sizzix flourish, big kick, nestabilities circle scallops, scallop border punch.

Sep 1, 2009

Lace and Pearls

Hi everyone,

it's tuesday again and you know what that means, right? Another fun challenge over at the digital tuesday challenge blog! The lovely Lora is our hostess this week and she wants to see us use Lace and Pearls. I loved this challenge, as I love the look of lace and pearls.


I thought the adorable Emma with butterfly from Fred She Said was perfect for the challenge. Her dress was paper pieced. Instead of real lace I ended up using my lace border punch, because I didn't have the right lace at home. I definitley will get some more as soon as I see some at the store.

The papers are all by Stampin Up and the flowers are also from Fred She Said. I printed them on SU pomegranate paper, cut them out and sponged the edges using whisper white craft ink to soften them a little bit. Leaves are made with a sizzix die from SU.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today, maybe you'll find some time to join in the challenge this week. Tracey, the owner of Fred She Said is giving away a $10 gift certificate to her store to one lucky winner.

Have a wonderful day,

Ellie.