The Stamps I Use

Monday, April 29, 2013

Sweet Treats Emily


Hi folks,

I am back today to share another card I made for a dear friend for her birthday.




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Gathering"
  • stamped image: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps "Sweet Treats Emily", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E27, E29, E31, E33, E50, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y23, BG10, BG11, BG13, YR00, YR01, YR02)
  • sentiment: Verve "Small Celebrations"
  • layout: hmmm. I will have to update this once I get back home from Newfoundland.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fumi with Gift

hi folks,

Have you been playing along with the Spread the Love event at Yumi & Fumi? There is a month long celebration which you get to via the link on my sidebar.

One of the events is to create a project using a Y & F image. I decided to use Fumi with Gift for a birthday card for a friend of mine.



card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: Authentique "Gathering"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi "Fumi with Gift", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E57, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, G94, E77, E79, YR01, YR02)
  • sentiment: Verve "Purely Sentimental"
  • flowers from my stash
  • layout: Sketch 'n Stash 112

Sorry for the brevity of my posts these days - I am currently in Newfoundland helping out my parents as my Dad had hip replacement surgery a couple of days ago and typing on my tablet, even with my bluetooth keyboard, is a different experience than on my laptop! But thank goodness for the keyboard - typing on screen is even less enjoyable!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mojo Monday 290

Hi folks,

I managed to play along with this week's Mojo Monday 290 sketch



and made this card for dearly beloved's brother




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Curiosity"
  • stamps: Verve
  • CTMH Juniper button from my stash

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Long Time, No Tilda

Hi folks,

back today with the last of my Easter/Spring cards. This one was for my youngest niece. I know - bad Auntie - it SHOULD be arriving tomorrow - way after Easter. That's why I'm calling these my Spring cards. Not Easter cards.

It's been a long time since I coloured up one of my Tilda images so I figured I would use this one as it kind of looks like my niece.





card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 5 inches, white card stock base. CTMH (can't remember if it is Blush or Baby Pink) card stock mat 
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye "Dolled Up"
  • stamped image: Tilda with newly hatched chick from the 2010 Magnolia Hoppy Easter collection, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E31, E33, E35, E37, E27, Y06, Y08, YR04, RV00, RV11,  RV13, RV23, BG32, BG34,  BG0000, BG000)
  • sentiment: Verve "Egg-stra Special", stamped in CTMH Juniper
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals
  • EK Success Diamond Lace Border Punch
  • CTMH Hollyhock buttons
  • ivory seam binding
  • Layout: Pink Gem #75
additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed your visit and come back again soon!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Retro-Fresh with TGF

Hi folks,

Back today sharing one of my very late Easter/Spring cards for one of my nieces. I don't really have a lot of Easter stamps for my older nieces and nephews so I decided to mod another image to have an Easter theme.




card details:

additional challenges for this card:
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

SCRS 102 - Washi Tape Challenge

Hi folks,


So, I have a terrible confession to make. I was REALLY, REALLY late sending home my Easter cards this year. I think it was a combination of no mojo, the blahs, feeling overwhelmed and my birthday and Easter falling on the same day.

I finally got around to making the last of my Easter - well, Spring cards now....so off they went into the post today (express - ouch that was pricey) along with the little Easter/Spring prezzies for the nieces and nephew.

I REALLY wanted to use one of the boys from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps on the card for my nephew, so I checked out my stash of stamps to see what I could mod for Easter/Spring.






So, what do you think? Does it work? I thought about using Video Game Oliver but I'm saving that one to use for his birthday.

Normally, Backpack Oliver is holding an apple for back to school for the teacher, but I swapped out the apple for an Easter Egg instead. I think that the sentiment I used ties in very nicely, what with the back-pack on his back and all.

I also dug into my stash of crafting supplies for some washi tape that I could use so I could play along with this week's challenge over at the SCRS blog.




Believe it or not, I have very little in my stash when it comes to washi tape (anyone want to recommend a good source so I can remedy that terrible error?). But I thought this one would work well with the papers I chose (it was part of a crafty present from my dear friend Tanya - along with the crinkly ribbon).

card details:

additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Seize the Birthday #13

Hi folks,

One of dearly beloved's D&D pals (Dungeons and Dragons for you non-geeks out there), celebrated a birthday recently. Since they played at our house last night and it was the first time we had seen him since his birthday, we were able to give him this card.



I quite like the look of this paper against the black card stock - very dramatic, very masculine.

card details:

additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

TGF Double-Take Tuesday

Hi folks,

As I said a few days ago, I am taking some time off to recharge my batteries and tackle some household tasks that have been on my to-do list for far too long. I'm also managing to get in a bit of crafty time here and there as well.

Here is a card I made for this week for one of my nieces.



card details:

challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mojo Monday 288

hi folks

Well, I found some time to play along with the Mojo Monday 288 sketch this week and wound up making a birthday card for one of dearly beloved's brothers.

Here is a peek at the sketch


and here is the card



Very clean and simple - great for a card for a guy.

card details:
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Yumi & Fumi - Spread the Love

Hi folks,

just dropping in with a quick little reminder. Over at Yumi & Fumi, you can find ALL the details about their Spread the Love event.



Just click on the badge over in my side-bar and you can find out all the details. There are LOTS of ways to win LOTS of prizes - of course, including Yumi & Fumi stamps!

Have fun checking out the details!




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yumi and Fumi - Case'ing Eva

Hi folks,

I found some time to get crafty today and decided to play along with the current challenge over at Yumi & Fumi - Case-ing Eva. I needed a birthday card for a former neighbour so this is what I came up with using "Chase"




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, red card stock mat.
  • patterned paper: My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally"
  • stamped image: Yumi & Fumi - "Chase", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, B91, B93, B95, C1, C3, C5, C7, E25, E27, B00, Y02)
  • sentiment: Verve "Birthday Bash"
  • CTMH Buttons from my stash (Juniper, Buttercup, White Daisy)
  • Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by - hope you are having a fabulous week!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Seize the Birthday with Time for Tea

Hi folks,

well, you should be seeing more crafty posts from me over the next few weeks. I have decided I need a "mental health break" and am taking the next 3 weeks off work. Well, minus tomorrow since I have to switch off on-call duty tomorrow and turn over the pager. I have already started a to-do list of things I have been putting off and am hoping to tackle some of them during those three weeks. One of those to-dos is MORE CRAFTY TIME!

For now, here's a card I made for this weekend's 7th birthday of the eldest daughter of dear friends of ours. I was inspired by one of the crafty projects her Mom planned for the party attendees - their own potted fairy gardens - complete with toadstools!




card details:

  • finished size: 6x6 inches, CTMH White Daisy card stock base
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "Summer Days"
  • digital image: Time for Tea Designs "Butterfly Fairy & Toadstool", coloured with Copic markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, YG01, YG05, YG06, YG0000, RV000, RV17, RV19, RV13, W00, W0, W1, C7). Since the butterfly didn't fit into my oval die cut of the image, I fussy cut it and added it to my sentiment panel....and drew in the extended butterfly trail with a marker.
  • sentiment: Verve "Doodled Occasions"
  • Spellbinders: Petite Ovals, Petite Circles
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • layout: Seize the Birthday #12 (feminine version)
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Mojo Monday 287

hi folks,

I was happy to find some time to play along with this week's Mojo Monday 287 sketch challenge

Here is this week's sketch



and here is the birthday card I made using the sketch using some new papers I picked up at Multi-crafts last week during a little lunch-time excursion.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Gathering", edges inked with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamps: Verve "Doodled Occasions"
  • CTMH Autumn Terracotta brads from my stash, hydrangea blossoms from my stash were used to build my flower accent
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
additional challenges for this card:

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a fantastic week!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mojo Monday 286

hi folks,

We had such a busy weekend (and week) that I did not have time to post this card before the challenge deadline for Mojo Monday 286

Here is the sketch


and here is the card - a birthday card for dearly beloved's Dad.

card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally"
  • stamps: Verve "Small Celebrations", CTMH "Typeface"
  • wooden hexagon die cuts
  • Martha Stewart border punch
additional challenges for this card:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sweet Stop Sketch 204 and Whimsy Stamps

Hi folks,

Today, one of dearly beloved's nieces has a birthday - she turns a big 9 years old today. She plays ice hockey (just like her Dad when he was a kid and just like her older brother) so, when I saw this image by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps, I knew I had to have it so I could make a card for her one day. I have had the stamp for months but this is the first time it was inked up and coloured.






card details
  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, CTMH Honey mats/accents
  • patterned papers: CTMH Stardust (I think that's the name, it is retired now and is one of many paper packs in my paper hoard. I'm really trying to use up my 12x12 papers!)
  • stamped image: "Hockey Girl" by Kenny K for Whimsy Stamps, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E04, E21, E23, E25, E27, C1, C3, C5, Y15, Y17, Y19, B21, B41, B37, YR24)
  • sentiment: Verve "Birthday Surprise"
  • white brads from my stash
  • layout: Sweet Stop Sketch #204
additional challenges for this card
Thanks ever so much for stopping by! I hope your week is going well!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Viva La Verve April 2013 Week 1

Hi folks,

Don't be alarmed, but this isn't the last of my Easter cards for this year. I was a bit tardy getting around to making them so there will still be a few that will pop up on the blog-arooni over the next little while.

Up first, is the Easter card I made for my sweetie using the Week 1 Sketch for the April Viva La Verve Challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.

Now, here is the sketch:



and here is my card:



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 4.25 inches, kraft card stock base
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia", edges inked with Memento Rich Cocoa
  • stamps: Verve "Hoppy Easter", "Some Bunny". Bunny is coloured with Copic Markers (E50, E51, E53, YG11, BG000)
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, Petite Ovals
additional challenges for this card:
Thanks for stopping by - I hope one and all had a fabulous long weekend!