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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mojo 230 - getting Christmas-y!

hi folks,

I'm back....and just in time to do my ten Christmas cards for February before the month ends. Thank goodness it is a leap year - btw - happy birthday to my Uncle Hans!! It's his birthday today....

anyways, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch 230 for all ten cards - though I did switch it up a bit on a few of them.

This week over at Mojo Monday it's actually a choice of round or square for your card....




I went with square...

Sorry this first photo is blurry - not sure what happened....













card details:

  • finished size: 4 x 4 inches, CTMH Kraft cardstock base
  • patterned paper: October Afternoon "Very Merry"
  • stamps: Verve "Poinsettia Christmas", "Ornamental Christmas", "Winter Mittens"
  • brown satin ribbon from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border Punch
additional challenges for these cards:
Thanks for visiting! Hope you are having a great day!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Viva La Verve February 2012 Week 4

Hi folks,

playing along again with the Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. Here's the week 4 sketch - another very clean and simple layout.


Soooo...I went with some seriously patterned paper for the background....



I know what you are thinking....Valentine's Day is LONG gone. But I like to give my sweetie cards randomly in his lunch....and I thought this paper would be great for an "I love you" card for him. With the browns, green and orange it's not quite so girlie. Or at least that's what I think.

card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Jillibean Soup Dutch Mustard, edges are ink distressed with CTMH Chocolate.
  • stamps: Verve "Love Notes"
  • Verve Jotted Heart Die

Thanks for stopping by!

Bellarific Friday!

I haven't played along with a Bellarific Friday challenge in what seems like ages so.....here we go.



card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH White Daisy textured card stock
  • patterned paper: Echo Park Summer Days
  • stamped image: "Matilda on her swing" from Stamping Bella, coloured with Copic Markers (I'll update the colours used later)
  • buttons from my stash
  • layout: Bellarific Friday from February 17, 2012 (if you click through though I have linked to the post from today so you can see all of the creations from everyone else who played along. BEAUTIFUL!)
Hope you are all having a great day and have a fun weekend ahead!


Just a little Odd

that's .... Some Odd Girl actually. Tanya gifted me this stamp at Christmas and I am just now getting around to inking it up for a card for my eldest niece.




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • image: "Bliss" from Some Odd Girl, coloured with Copic Markers (I don't have the list with me but I'll update it when I get my hands on it again, I do know I used E0000, E000, E00, E30, E31, E33...some BG...but which I am not sure)
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Marjolaine
  • layout: Come and Get it February Sketch Challenge
  • flowers from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border Punch
thanks for stopping by!

Mojo Monday 229

Hi folks, just popped in to the local library for a quick internet fix - I haven't been online since leaving the Ottawa airport on Tuesday! Eep! Been keeping busy walking with my Mom, taking her on a few errands, reading and baking. But today I thought I would catch up on a few post for cards I made before heading to Newfoundland.

This card is for my brother's birthday in early March.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black cardstock base
  • patterned paper: Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi
  • stamps: Verve
  • layout: Mojo Monday 229
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TGF Sketch Challenge #4

Hi folks,

well, I am off to Newfoundland today (actually finishing this post at the airport while I wait for my flight). Here's another card that I made for one of my nieces - the youngest.



Seriously, this little fairy from The Greeting Farm look so much like her!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white cardstock base
  • image: Fairy Tink from the Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, R81, R83, R85, R89, E30, E31, E33)
  • patterned paper: Echo Park Summer Days from the June 2011 PaperCard kit from PaperWorksCo.
  • ribbon and brads from my stash
  • layout: TGF SCS Sketch Challenge #4
Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mojo Monday 228

Hi folks,

Made a quick card tonight for a co-worker who has a birthday today (I won't see him until tomorrow so that's okay).


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi, distressed the edges with my scissors
  • stamps: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Spellbinders: Labels One Small, Petite Circles
  • buttons from my stash (CTMH Cocoa)
  • layout: Mojo Monday 228
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait for tonight's episode of "The Walking Dead" - it's on in twenty minutes!

TGF Friday Spyday #20

Hi folks,

back today with another of the cards I'll be taking to Newfoundland for one of my nieces.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, white cardstock base
  • stamped image: Anya from the Dress Up set from The Greeting Farm. Coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG21, YG23, YG25)
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "Summer Days"
  • lemondrop twine from The Twinery
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, Lacey Circles
  • layout: TGF Friday Spyday #20
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all having a fantastic day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Viva La Verve February 2012 Week 3

Hi folks,

playing along again with this week's Viva La Verve sketch challenge.....and a challenge it is!




I have a few birthdays remaining in February so I went with a feminine birthday card for this sketch.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Gabrielle, edges are ink distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamp: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, February 17, 2012

TGF SCS Sketch Challenge #3

Hi folks,

here I go again - Friday night and I am doing last Saturday's Sketch Challenge from TGF over on SCS.

Since I am headed to Newfoundland again on Tuesday, I wanted to make some cards for my nieces and nephew to go with the little prezzies I will be bringing for them.

I made this card for my nephew using the sketch.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: Ian from the Dress Up set by The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E30, E31, E33, YG21, YG23, YG25)
  • patterned papers: Echo Park Summer Days from the PaperWorksCo June 2011 PaperCard kit (ribbon and brads also from the kit)
  • tools: corner rounder punch, Spellbinders Petite Circles
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Viva La Verve February 2012 Week 2

Hi folks,

as usual I am playing along again with the Viva La Verve Challenges for February. Here's the week 2 sketch - a little busier than the week 1 sketch but still quite do-able!




Since I have a few birthdays left to go in February, I decided to make a birthday card.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Timepiece, edges are ink distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamps: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears from my stash
  • half-back pearls from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sweet Stop Sketch #144

Hi folks,

back with the last of this year's Valentine's Day cards.




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Chocolate card stock base
  • stamped image: Simply Anya from The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, YR02, YG41)
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Be Loved
  • layout: Sweet Stop Sketch #144

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary - Day 14 Sketch

Hi folks,

so here is the card I made for little Ava's 2nd birthday on Saturday:



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Chocolate card stock
  • digital image: Cupcake Anya from the Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E30, E31, E55, R21, R22, R24, R27, YG06, E35, E37)
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist "Life of the Party"
  • CTMH Key Lime button from my stash
  • layout: CPS 5th Anniversary Day 14

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mojo Monday 227

Hi folks,

back with another quick post so I can enter this card into this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge before the deadline passes.

I decided to sit down this afternoon to make a few cards for some rapidly approaching birthdays that are later this month.

Here's one for one of the male birthdays that is coming soon - my Uncle who celebrates on February 29th!




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Timepiece, edges are ink distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamps: Verve Big Wish, Vintage oval frame (and die)
  • twill tape and button from my stash
additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a fabulous day - I've been watching the Walking Marathon in my craft room tooday - getting geared up for the return of a new episode tonight!

TGF Friday Spy Day

Hi folks,

So are you sick of all my TGF Valentine's Day cards yet? What can I say? Between us, dearly beloved and I have eleven nieces and nephews and I find that I love using TGF stamps for their cards. Ten of them are getting TGF Valentine's this year - the eldest got a PWCO Valentine.

Here's another one for our youngest nephew.



If you are familiar with this Ian from the Dress Up set (now retired), you will notice that he isn't wearing his skully shirt. I punched out three tiny little hearts with a MS Heart Confetti punch and used them to cover it up. I thought the hearts were a better choice than a skull for a Valentine's Day card.

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Chocolate card stock base
  • stamped image: Ian from the TGF Dress Up set (now retired), coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, YG21, YG23, YG25, E59 - I can't remember his hair colours but if I find where I wrote them down I will update this post).
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Persuasion (down to my last few scraps on this paper).
  • sentiment: Verve Love Notes
  • layout: TGF Farm Fresh Challenge Friday Spyday #19
  • Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are having a great day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 2012 SFYTT

Hi folks,

back again with ANOTHER Valentine's Day card - I promise there aren't THAT many more left to show you.

For this one I used the February 2012 Sketch For You To Try



and here's my take on it:



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Chocolate Cardstock base
  • stamped image: Fairy Chloe from The Greeting Farm (mine is the original rubber version but you can get this image as part of a clear set now). Coloured with Copic Markers E000, E00, E01, E93, R0000, R81, R83, R85, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39) and some sparkly wing highlights with my Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Crazy Love, edges are distressed with my scissors
  • the small and large hearts are Cuttlebug die cuts
  • embroidery floss was used to stitch the hearts to the side panel.
additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a lovely day so far! We will be off to our niece Ava's birthday party today - I can't believe she is TWO years old today. Where has the time gone? I'll be posting her birthday card sometime in the next couple of days....

Friday, February 10, 2012

TGF SCS Sketch Challenge #2

Hi folks,

well, I procrastinated again and am just getting my card for last Saturday's TGF Sketch Challenge over on SCS.

here's the sketch:



and the card I made:


card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, CTMH Tulip cardstock base
  • stamped image: I believe the name of the set is Dress Up from TGF (it's retired now). Coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E30, E31, E55, R20, R21, R22, R27)
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Love Bandit
  • Martha Stewart Heart Loops Border Punch
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversary - Day 8 Sketch

Hi folks,

back again today with another of this year's Valentine's. This one is for my sister. Fairly clean and simple.


card details:

additional challenges for this card
Hope you are all having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CPS 5th Anniversay - Day 5 Sketch

Hi folks,

back again with ANOTHER of the Valentine's Day cards for one of our nephews. You know what that means - it's another card featuring an image from The Greeting Farm.



Yes -  it's the same image I used for one of our other nephews, coloured exactly the same - though I prefer the way the hair on this one turned. Funny how you can colour muliple images at the same time and they still turn out differently.

card details:

challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by -  hope you have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TGF Friday Spyday #18

Hi folks,

with all the Valentine's Day cards I needed to make for our nieces and nephews, my TGF stamps got a bit of a workout this weekend. Here are two more cards I made:

This one is a little more postal system friendly



This one will have to be hand-delivered



card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches square
  • stamped image: Miko from the Roll Call set by The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E30, E31, E55, YG11, YG41, YG45, R02, R05, R08)
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Be Loved (from the PaperWorksCo January 2010 PaperCard Kit)
  • layout: TGF Friday Spyday #18
additional challenges for these cards:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Viva La Verve February 2012 Week 1

Hi folks,

as usual I am playing along again with the Viva La Verve Challenges for February. The Week 1 sketch has been posted and is another fairly clean looking sketch.



Since I needed to make a bunch of Valentine's Day cards for a few grown-ups, I thought this CAS layout would do nicely. So I made four cards - actually three are Valentine's and one is for my sweetie for while I am away in late February.

This one is for my Sweetie:


This one is for my brother and his fiancee:


This one for dearly beloved's Mom:


And this one will be for dearly beloved's Dad and Step-Mom:



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Crazy Love
  • heart die-cuts: Cuttlebug
  • sentiments: Verve Love Notes & Sweet Treats, CTMH Seasonal Celebrations

additional challenges for these cards:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

TGF Monday Funday #18

Hi folks,

well I took the time today to catch up on some of the Valentine's Day cards I have left to make. I finished nine today leaving three more to go for our nieces and nephews. Phew!

One of the cards I made today was this one....for one of our nephews. It's kind of hard to make a Valentine for a ten year old boy -- so I hope he isn't too upset with the pink!


card details:

  • stamped image: Wild Sprout Paul from the Roll Call Set by The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E0000, E000, E00, E01, E93, E30, E31, E55, R20, R24, R27, R29, E47)
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny Crazy Love. I've totally been hoarding this paper. I first got some of it WAY back when I was on the DT for PaperWorksCo....back in 2010/2011!!
  • sentiment: CTMH Seasonal Celebrations
  • Cuttlebug 2-Step Heart Die and Martha Stewart Heart Confetti punch
  • layout: CPS 5th Anniversary Day 4
Additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'll be back throughout the week with more of this year's Valentine's day cards. 
 

Friday, February 3, 2012

TGF Saturday Sketch #1

Hi folks,

well I REALLY did plan to do this sooner rather than later but....as usual, I'm leaving this until the last minute.

TGF is now hosting a Saturday Sketch Challenge over on SplitCoastStampers in their member company forum. The sketch posted for last saturday's challenge was this one.




I was inspired to use my Basic Grey Bitter Sweet papers because of the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World - stripes of pink, cream and chocolate. Yum!



And here's my card - another Valentine's day card for one of my nieces.




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft cardstock base
  • stamped image: Simply Anya from The Greeting Farm, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E57, R81, R83, R85, R89)
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey Bitter Sweet
  • stamped sentiment: CTMH Seasonal Celebrations
  • buttons, floss and doily from my stash
  • Cuttlebug die cut for the mini-heart being held by Anya
additional challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great weekend ahead!