November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Poppies

I was straightening out my craft room today and came across this piece of Graphics 45 poppy paper. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and this paper is one of my favorite Graphics 45 papers. I just played around with some doilies I had sponged with antique linen distree ink a while back and came up with this little number. I like it, hope you do too. Apologies for the dark photo, it's evening now. Items used: Graphics 45 DP, gems, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, doilies, distress ink.

November 26, 2011

Case Study Challenge #67

Check out the beautiful card by Kryssi Ng we are to case this week over at Case Study. The minute I saw this pretty card, my take on it popped into my mind. I love this big flower cling stamp from Hero Arts and paired it with the HA friendship background stamp on both the background border and flower. Other items used: twine and pearls.

November 25, 2011

A Bird Tree

I printed this 1870's children's school book image on my card from The Graphics Fairy blog. If you have never visited Karen's blog, please do yourself a favor and check it out.

The 2 week challenge at the Play Date Cafe is the use the colors maroon, copper and tumeric on your card (or craft). I have been waiting to use this wonderful bird tree and thought the colors for the challenge gave this pretty tree just the life it needed.
I weathered the edges and scuffed the image with antique linen distress ink, added some jute and brown twine and a pretty little flower button and done. TY for taking a peek :)

Sketch challenge at Lily Pad Cards

I can't believe how many Christmas cards I have already made. Usually I lag behind and scramble at the last minute to get our cards made; this year I'm right on schedule.

I made this card for the sketch challenge over at Lily Pad Cards, check it out :) Items used: Stampendous sentiment stamp, 2 different twines, DP, MS snowflake punch, gems, stickles.

November 20, 2011

Casual Fridays Sketch Challenge

I made the card in this post using this week's challenge sketch over at Casual Fridays When presented with a nice, simple, clean sketch it's easy to come up with creative ideas, I chose to make a Christmas card for the challenge: There was a time I would not use brown on a Christmas card, I'm happy that time has passed. I like adding brown, it give's the card a more earthy feel. Items used: Stampin Up Christmas tree stamp, Basic Grey DP, gold gems and ribbon.

Another Starbucks Christmas card

I continue to make Starbucks Christmas cards. I have been so inspired by the images on Starbucks to-go cups. Fortunately the people I work with drink a lot of this coffee ($3:00 plus a cup). I love this ice skating image. I grew up ice skating in the winter, we skated outside at Grover Cleveland Park. There was a little house next to the pond where we could go inside to get warm and put our skates on. The park staff (or volunteers, not really sure about this) always gave us free hot chocolate while we skated. I loved doing the whip and flying into the snow on the side of the pond, what fun and fond memories I have of winter :)

Gift tag with a little deer

I continue to make gift cards, Christmas is coming, geez it will be Thanksgiving this week (YUMMMMM!!!!). Anyway, here's a gift card I made today with a cute little deer on it :) Items used: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey paper, gems, ribbon, snowflake punch, stickles and watercolor pencils.

November 13, 2011

Splash of Orange

I love this week's challenge over at the Play Date Cafe which is to use black, white and a splash of orange. My first thought was Halloween, but that fav holiday has passed until next year. So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with this card: I had forgotten all about my little piercing pad from Stampin' Up and came across it today; I think it added that little something extra this card needed. Items used: Memory Box flower bundle stamp, Nestabilities and gems.

November 12, 2011

Let it Snow.......and it is here in Colorado :)

This week's challenge over at the Case Study challenge blog is to case this fun card by Krisi Ng: I chose to case this card with a Christmas theme as I need to get in gear with my Christmas card making. I chose to turn the card upside and use a snowman and mitten, here you go: Items used: Stampendous stamps, twine, Basic Grey DP, watercolor pencils, bubble border punch and distress inks.

November 11, 2011

Lily Pad Cards - Nov/Dec CCC

This will be my first time participating in the Lily Pad Cards Card Chain Challenge. I chose to use the sketch provided for my card, she's a cutie don't you think? The card chain challenge is a card exchange between card makers from all over the world. I'm always excited to receive a card from another card making friend and just can't wait to see which card I receive :) Items used: The Greeting Farm Dahlia stamp, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, gems, ribbon, Nestabilities, watercolor pencils and lace.

November 6, 2011

Framed flowers

This pretty card by Kryssi Ng is the inspiration for this week's challenge over at Case Study My card uses bolder colors; hope you like it: Items used: Hero Arts stamps, Nestabilitie die, SU inks, pop dots and pearls.

Over the edge and recycled

Starbucks has some cute cup images this Christmas season and I just had to find a way to recycle them; what better way than Christmas cards :) This week's challenge at Casual Friday's is "Over The Edge", here's my card for the challenge using the cute Starbucks sledding image: Items used: Northwoods sentiment stamp, Starbucks cup image, Hero Arts felt snowflake, stickles, gems, cuttlebug folder, Basic Grey DP.

November 2, 2011

Gift tags

I've started making Christmas gift tags, here are 2 made with Hero Arts stamps. Love that little snowman :)

Happy Thanksgiving 1

I just love Autumn, don't you? The beautiful tree leaves and the delicious Autumn squash, pumpkin carving, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I could go on and on. This week's challenge at the Shabby Tea Room asks us to use this pretty photo for inspiration: Here is my card inspired by this Autumn photo: Items used: Memory Box wreath stamp, Hero Arts Friend background cling stamp, DP, gems, SU brad, gathered ribbon and raffia ribbon.

November 1, 2011

Don't waste those crumbs....

When I saw these 2 inspiration photos for this week's challenges over at the Play Date Cafe and Case Study I first thought of a nice cold, tall glass of chocolate milk with chocolate chip cookies, and then I thought the card by Nikki Estes provided the perfect sketch for a card that came into my mind.
Well, it just so happens I have these cute chocolate chip cookie digi stamps from Tiddly Inks and made this card. I will be entering this card into both challenges, now off to have some chocolate milk and cookies, YUMMMMM!!! Items used: Tiddly Inks digi stamps, watercolor pencils, Nestabilities, ribbon and gems.