April 22, 2012

Spread Sunshine

I made this card for the challenge over at Less is More, How Charming! Had to mimic a charm with this pretty Stampin' Up brad as I didn't have any actual charms in my craft supplies. I was so taken by Chrissie's card with the Cuttlebugged flowers and leaves that I went right out to my yard and created the background circle on my card the same way.
Items used: Inkadinkadoo bird stamp, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, SU brad, flowers and leaves and my Cuttlebug.

Bright Butterfly

I watched a video by Chari Moss on A Blog Named Hero the other day about coloring with distress inks. Well, I love distress inks and have quite a few, so I gave it a try. Here's what happened:
It just so happens this card fits the criteria for 2 challenges this week The Play Date Cafe and Moxie Fab World Tueday Trigger. Items used: Distress Inks, Blockhead sentiment stamp and Hero Arts butterfly stamp, pearls.

April 14, 2012


I discovered a new challenge blog, it's called Retro Sketches. I like sketch challenges and love the little hand-drawn sketches at this blog. Here's sketch #7:
and here's my card:
The sunflowers are a graphic from the Graphics Fairy, lovely vintage images. Other items used: watercolor pencils, button, fiskars punch, design papers, Hero Arts birthday stamp.

April 12, 2012

Pretty Vintage

I enjoyed making my card for this week's challenge over at Case Study. We are to case this lovely card by Laurie Schmidlin:
I have followed Laurie's blog "Just give me stamps" for some time, you must stop by :) Here is my case of Lauries card:
Items used: SU sentiment stamp, Hero Arts frame with scrolls stamp, 3 design papers, gems, ribbons and lace.

April 11, 2012

Just a Note....

This stencil flower stamp by Hero Arts is without a doubt one of my recent favorites. Here's another card I put together using this pretty stamp. I like to paper-piece this particular stamp :)
Items used: Hero Arts stencil flower and everyday sayings stamps, button, twine, ribbon, Memory Box DP, MS punch and a little butterfly sticker.

April 8, 2012

First challenge at a Blog named Hero

I must admit, I like challenge blogs; they put my mind to work and get me outside my little box of creativity :) Well, there's a new challenge blog on the block called A Blog Named Hero. The goal is to have participants use Hero Arts stamps, papers, etc. I have many Hero Arts stamps, so I'll be visiting and participating in challenges at this blog often. The first challenge is to use your "favorite" Hero Arts stamp. Now, that isn't so easy as I have many favorite stamps; I chose to use this HA cling stencil flower stamp for the challenge as it is one of my favorites:
Now, head on over and check out this new challenge blog :)

Three shades of green

For this week's color challenge at Less is More we are to use 3 shades of green. Green just happens to be my favorite color, so I jumped right in and here's what I came up with:
I used 2 Memory box stamps, a MS die cut, little pearls, 2 shades of green ink and a yellow-green water color pencil :)

April 7, 2012

Hats Off to You

Hats off to you is the challenge this week over at the City Crafter challenge blog. I knew right away which of my favorite stamps I would use for this challenge, it's Stampendous' Mod Hatter:
Isn't she just perfect for a "Hat" challenge? Items used: Stampendous Mod Hatter stamp, Echo Park red floral DP, SU flourish stamp, gems, button, watercolor pencils, Nesties and Memory Box flower dies.

April 5, 2012

Tuesday Trigger - Sweet Surprise

The pretty gingham ribbon and embossing on this Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge inspiration photo jumped out at me straight away:
And, I put together this little number for the challenge:
Items used: SU live your dream sentiment stamp, Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Darla Butterfly dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, gems, pearls, ribbon and stippling brush.

April 1, 2012

Flowers - Spring has arrived

This pretty inspiration photo is the trigger for the "lucky dip" challenge at Less is More this week.
Flowers, so beautiful, so colorful, seeing the first Spring flowers just puts a lift in your step :) Here's the card I was inspired to put together for the challenge:
Items used: Stampin Up Echos of Kindness stamp, peeled paint distress ink, watercolor pencils, Nestabilities die and a little pink ribbon.