Sunday, February 27, 2011

Karen's Doodles #51 Masculine

The challenge at Karen's Doodles is

I used Dragon Birthday for my grandson's upcoming birthday.  I printed Dragon
on White Cryogen and colored him with Copics. I then used Cheery Lynn's French Flair to frame him.
The green mat was embossed with Cheery Lynn's Grunge Series, Faux. The yellow panel was embossed with the Dotted Swiss plate.  The DP is Basic Gray and the greeting is from Hero Arts.  The finished size is a 6" square.

Copics Used:
YG95, YG25, Y06, YR18
Flame YR04, Y05
Cake B93, R27
Table B0000, B93, E74
Air Brushing YG03

French Flair Classic
Dotted Swiss


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge #3 FLOWERS - Stamps or Embellishments

The challenge this week at Sweet Stamps Blog is to use
Stamps or Flower Embellishments!! Join us in this fun challenge.

Lovely Roses #7070H was my choice for this challenge. They are placed in the 'Sweet' Basket #3000L.  The images were stamped with Momento Black Ink on White Cryogen paper and colored with Copics. I cut the images out. This allowed the ribbon to be wrapped around the basket handle. The Lovely Roses were pop dotted and I added extra leaves around the basket edges. The leaves in the basket and at the corners are the Large Rose Leaves #7015C.  I air brushed Cheery Lynn's Coved Rectangle, matted it on the darker purple then put the images in place.  The greeting With Sympathy #975C.  I used Cheery Lynn's Dotted Swiss Plate on the lighter purple layer. The DP is Chatterbox from my stash!

The finished size is 6.25" x 4.50".

Copics Used:
Roses BV01, BV02, C1
G21, G24, G94, Y15
E21, E33
Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and to play along with us for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Sweet Stamps.
LILLIAN you are the winner of the Penguins!! Congratulations and thank you for playing along us.
Please check the Sweet Stamps blog to receive your penguins.
Rose Leaves
Dotted Swiss Plate
Coved Rectangle Stackers

Lexis Creations - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show us what you got

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge #50 Animal Friends

This week at Karen's Doodles the challenge is
I used Bonnie Sheltie. She is printed on White Cryogen and colored with Copics. I used Cheery Lynn's French Flair dies to put her on and layer behind her.  I also used the Lattice 2. The greeting is an old Hero Arts and is stamped with Momento's Rich Cocoa. Butterflies are from EK Success.  The flowers are from my stash and are highlighted with Stickles, Tiara.  The DP is Cloud 9.

The finished size is a 5.75" x 5.75" Square.

Copics Used:
E30, E33, E35, E47,
R27, E17
G21, G24, G 94
Y19, R81, BV04, E47

French Flair Xlg
French Flair Scalloped
Little Stackers French Flair

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Stamps Blog Challenge #2 New Release Stamps

Sweet Stamps is excited to present new Wildlife rubber stamps by designer Jacqueline Hill.  Not only is Jackie joining us today but she will be a new member of our design team.  We are having a blog hop to showcase these wonderful new stamps.  Visit each team member's blog and collect a letter.  Once you get all the letters, unscramble them to reveal the 2 word phrase.  Then return to the Challenge blog and leave a comment with the answer.  We will be chosing one winner to receive all of the new stamps.  We will also be awarding random prizes of rubber stamps chosen from the readers who comment on each member's blog so be sure to leave some love.  If you get lost along the way, you can always return to the Challenge Blog for a list of the DT mEmbers in hop order.  Blog Hop winners will be announced on Monday, February 21st before our next challenge.  You should have arrived here from Joni's blog, if not return to the Challenge blog and start at the beginning.

I chose the PEnguins # 3006G for my easel card. They are fun and easy to color with Copics. The Penguins are stamped with Black Momento Ink on Iced Silver paper for a snowy white look! The greeting is #915C and it was stampEd with Shades Ink, Ocean Blue. The same ink was used to distress the snowflakes.  Cheery Lynn's Ice Skating Plate embossed the Star DrEam background and their Snowflakes highlighted the 'icy' look.

Next stop is  Kendra's blog. 

Please leave a comment first!

Can you find my lettEr?

Copics Used:
YR04, Y06, W3, B00, B01

Finished size is 4.25" x 5.50".

Happy Birthday
Ice Skating Plate

 This card was created with Water Birds #3011G.  I stamped it on White Cryogen with Rich Cocoa Momento Ink. I colored the sand and water with Copics.  The sand is stippled with Adirondack Mushroom Ink.  The sky is stippled with Adirondack Cloudy and Denim Ink.  The shells have brown glitter outlining them. I added Stardream paper for more sparkle. The dew drops enhance the water.

Copics Used:
Sand E50, E53
Water BG000, BG01
Dew Drops BG05

The finished size is 4.50" x 6.25"

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Sweet Valentine

I created this Valentine for another son and family. All the stamps are from Sweet Stamps. The Heart to Heart Frame #469K is stamped with Versa Mark on vellum and embossed with Medieval embossing powder. I distressed the card with Frayed Burlap from Tim Holtz.  The border was created with a Martha Stewart Punch. I used a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the pearls.  The DP is from Kaiser Kraft.

A blast from the past is I used a Magic Matter to trace the brown heart mat from the cut out vellum heart. It is from Puzzle Mates and will cut trace three different size mats from any shape. It is an oldie that I keep around and still can be found on the internet.

The finished size is 4.25" x 5.50"

Country Hearts
Embbossing Powder

A Valentine

This was created for a son and family. It is a stamped with Stamps of Life using Stampin Up Craft Ink and embossed with Ranger Rich Red embossing powder.
I used an embossing folder from Crafts-Too. The corner embellishments is a border stencil from Joy Crafts. The swirls are from Marianne design. I created the pearls with an Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pearl.  Airbrushing was done with Copics R85.

The finished size is 4.25" x 5.50"

Love Hearts Folder
Circle Frame

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge #1 Shade of Pink

The first challenge at Sweet Stamps Blog is
                     SHADES OF PINK

in honor of Stacey, the owner of Sweet Stamps.

Please visit our Sweet Stamps Blog and enter the challenge for chance to win a $20 shopping spree in the store!!

For my card I chose the Heart to Heart Frame #469K.  I stamped it with Shades White on vellum and embossed it with White Detail Powder.  In fact, all stamps are from Sweet Stamps. The greeting and the Country Hearts are embossed with Medieval Metals Powder. The DP used is from Kaiser Kraft. I used Cheery Lynn's Hearts and Rose Leaves embossing plate. White Viva Decor Pearl Pen is used on the heart border.

The finished size is a 5 3/4" square

Country Heart
Embossing Powder
Shades Ink
Embossing Plate

Craft Your Passion
Digis with Attitude
Sew Many Cards
Stamp and Show

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Karen's Doodles Challenge #48 Love Red/Pink and White

Chris has given Karen's Doodles a theme and color challenge........ LOVE     Red/Pink/White

I used Karen's newest image Ollie and Olga.  Ollie needed a girl friend and Olga was created.  Aren't they adorable!! I printed them on white Cryogen and colored them with Copics. Ollie and Olga are on Cheery Lynn's Coved Rectangles.  The hearts and True Love are from Sweet Stamps.  I don't remember where the saying came from.  The corner hearts are Cloud Nine and the DP is from Bo Bunny.

Copics Used:
Ollie and Olga
E00, E01, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44

Olga's Bow and corner hearts R29
Shadow is C1
Air Brush R00

The finished size is 5" x 7"

 Olive & Olga
 Stamps of Life
Coved Rectangle

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Pink Birthday

This is a card created for a good friend. She and I share the same birthday. The trees are from Stampscapes. The ink is Shades from Sweet Stamps. The trees are glittered with Stickles Diamond. The embossed snowflake is from Cheery Lynn and done on Stardream paper.

The finished sized is 6.25" x 4.50"

Shades Ink