The Stamps I Use

Friday, March 28, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #50

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Digi Darla! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!




card details

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, white mats
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey "Oxford"
  • digital image: Digi Darla Fireman Frank, coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E19, Y21, Y23, Y32, Y35, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W6, W7, B0000, B00), sky sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue
  • sentiment and cake: Verve "Birthday Bash", numerals: Verve "Calendar Countdown"
  • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen
  • Basic Grey Indian Summer Buttons, jute twine from my stash
  • Layout: MFT Wednesday Stamp Club 169 (well, it started out that way - but then I turned it on it's side)
challenges for this card:


Friday, March 21, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #49

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Digi Stamp Characters by Heather Ellis! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

My card creation this week features a very cute Easter image from Heather's Pure Innocence line




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base and mats
  • patterned papers: My Mind's Eye "Howdy Doody"
  • digital image: Digi Stamp Characters by Heather Ellis "Pure Innocence 033", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E11, E23, E25, E27, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06, Y17, R11, R12, BG34, BG10, BG000, BG0000
  • sentiment: Verve "Hoppy Easter", stamped in CTMH Lagoon
  • Prima flower from my stash
  • EK Success Diamond Lace Border Punch
  • layout: Seize the Sketch #13
additional challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Viva La Verve March Week 1

Hi folks,

Long time no Viva La Verve posts from me! I haven't been much into crafting lately, well, much of anything truth be told. I'm actually in the midst of a Doctor ordered break from work due to massive burn-out from the stress I've been experiencing for the last year or so.

But I'm finally easing back into playing with the stamps and papers I love so very much so that means a return to my one of my favourite weekly challenges - Viva La Verve!!!!

My dearly beloved celebrated his 49th birthday last week so I grabbed the first sketch for the March Viva La Verve challenges and made this card to mark the day.




Clean and simple, with some fabulous papers from Prima.

card details:

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

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #48

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

As you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor - Papers and Petals! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

This week, my creation features a cute masculine image from Some Odd Girl



I thought this would be great to celebrate my baby brother's 39th birthday.

card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, navy card stock mats
  • patterned papers: Echo Park Paper "A Boy's Life"
  • stamped image: Some Odd Girl "Big Day Tobie", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E11, E93, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E47, E49, Y13, R22, R24, C1, C3, C5), sentiment stamped in CTMH Holiday Red
  • button from my stash
  • layout: Sketch Saturday #299

Challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Seize the Sketch with Kraftin' Kimmie

Hi folks,

Just thought I would pop in today to share the card I created for my sister-in-law's birthday. Like me, she is an avid reader so her birthday presented an excellent opportunity to ink up this image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I've had it for a while but am just now getting around to putting it onto some EZ-mount so I can finally use it.




card details:

  • finished size: 5.5 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base and mats
  • patterned papers: Bo Bunny "Zip-a-dee-doodle"
  • stamped image & fairytale sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Lucy", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, B91, B93, B95, BG32, R21, R22, E51, E35)
  • birthday sentiment: Verve "Small Phrases", stamped in CTMH Lagoon
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • layout: Seize the Sketch #15
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Have a Magical Birthday

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share a card I made for one of our nieces for her fourth birthday. She's really into fairies these days so I thought I'd get out one of my Pink Cat Studio fairy images and use it on her card.




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, dark brown mats
  • patterned papers: Doodlebug "Flower Box"
  • stamped image: Pink Cat Studio "Enchanted Lily", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, BG0000, E50, E51, E53, Y23, Y21, C7, R21, R22, R43, R27, YR00, YR01, Yr02, BG10, BG11, BG15). Sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio "Fairy Friends"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • Recollections Butterfly Paper Clips from my stash
  • layout: hmmm, I'm not sure. I'll come back to update if I can find the sketch.
challenges for this card:

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #47

Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Sister Act Card Challenge!

If you are a regular visitor then you probably know by now, the rules for joining in our weekly challenge are pretty simple - anything goes as long as it is a new card of your own creation! Just join in the fun by linking up to your blog post featuring your lovely creation and you will be in the running for the prize offered by this week's sponsor Milk Coffee - I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

This week, I'm sharing a card on which I used the VERY cute digital stamp Lisbeth and Little Bunnies



I think this card will be perfect for one of my nieces for Easter.

card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, Bazzill bright pink card stock mats
  • patterned paper: Amy Tangerine "Sketchbook"
  • digital stamp: Milk Coffee's "Lisbeth and Little Bunnies", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E93, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, C1, R20, R32, R43, YR15, YR16, YG17, YG67, Y000, Y00, Y02, Y04, Y06, Y19), background sponged with CTMH Heavenly Blue
  • sentiment: Verve "Some Bunny"
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Sketch 477
  • Spellbinders: Classic Squares
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch
  • flower, button, twine from my stash
Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Getting scrappy - one more time!

Hi folks

Time for a little deja vu!




Yep - I did make another card with the other half of that doily from this card. Same papers, same die cuts. Different orientation, sentiment and embellishments but....using up scraps on my desk!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock baseapatterned papers: Kaisercraft "Violet Crush"
  • stamps: Verve "Birthday Surprise"
  • adhesive gems and paper doilyfrom my stash
  • Spellbinders Labels 4
Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my weekly post for the Sister Act Card Challenge!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Getting scrappy

Hi folks,

Just thought I would share a card I decided to put together from some of the left-overs from making the two Mojo 334 inspired cards.



I got a little blingy with it to say the least. I may be back tomorrow with another card similar to this - I still have the other half of that paper doily waiting to be used and those papers are still scattered about my desk.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Kaisercraft "Violet Crush"
  • stamps: Verve "Birthday Surprise", "Small Celebrations"
  • adhesive gems, gem band, paper doily and black feathery pouf from my stash
  • Spellbinders Labels 4
Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Mojo 334 - Take Two!

Hi folks,

while I was playing with the Mojo 334 sketch yesterday, I decided to make another card but with the sketch flipped on its side -- and mirrored. Same papers, same image, slightly different sentiment stamp. Yay! An extra card for my stash....





card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Kaiser Craft "Violet Crush"
  • stamped image: Frog's Whiskers Ink "Dragonfly" from the "Enchanted Hollow" series, coloured with Copic Markers (YG13, YG23, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV08). I replaced the stamped antennae with antennae I made from black crafting wire. Background was sponged with CTMH Amethyst
  • sentiment: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Spellbinders Labels One
  • black satin ribbon and adhesive pearls from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 334

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Mojo 334 Crushing on Violet

Hi folks!

I made some time today to get crafty - I'm attending a 70th birthday party tomorrow and needed to get the card made for the birthday girl.

I looked up this week's Mojo Monday sketch and decided it would be perfect for the papers I wanted to use. The stamp is one of many I have from Heather's Stamping Haven, sadly another LSS which just closed its doors this week (because the owner is retiring and there was no one to take over the store).



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Kaiser Craft "Violet Crush"
  • stamped image: Frog's Whiskers Ink "Dragonfly" from the "Enchanted Hollow" series, coloured with Copic Markers (YG13, YG23, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01, BV08). I replaced the stamped antennae with antennae I made from black crafting wire. Background was sponged with CTMH Amethyst
  • sentiment: Verve "Big Wish"
  • Spellbinders Labels One
  • black satin ribbon and adhesive pearls from my stash
  • layout: Mojo Monday 334
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!