The Stamps I Use

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mojo Monday 341 Inspired Card

Hi folks,

back again to share the last of the cards I made that were inspired by the Mojo Monday 341 sketch.



The card has all the elements of the sketch - they have just been re-arranged.


card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, cream mat
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Hope"
  • stamps: Verve "Big Wish"
  • layout: Mojo Monday 341
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #54


Hi folks!

It's Friday so that means it is time for me to share my latest creation for our weekly "Anything Goes" card 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 - Digital Delights by Louby Lou! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

If you would like to see some of my previous creations using images from Louby Lou, click right on through here.

This week, my "anything goes" project is this card I recently created for one of my dearly beloved's brothers.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base, white mat
  • patterned paper: Carta Bella "Well Played
  • stamped image: Yumi and Fumi Handmade "Summer Chuckles", coloured with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E93, R21, R22, R24, E84, E87, B45). Background sponged with CTMH Olive and Heavenly Blue
  • sentiments: Yumi and Fumi Handmade "Tiki Surf Set", Verve "Doodled Occasions" stamped in CTMH Olive
  • layout: Freshly Made Sketches #130
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles, EK Success Border Punch
additional challenges for this card:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Mojo Monday 341 - 20th Anniversary Wishes

Hi folks,

Well, I am back today to share the THIRD card I made using the Mojo Monday 341 sketch from last week.



Friends of ours celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last week (in Jamaica) so when they return I'll be giving them this card.


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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mojo Monday 341 - Happy Easter

Hi folks,

Well, leave it to me...see this card?




Well, it was SUPPOSED to go with us to Easter dinner at dearly beloved's Dad's. I forgot it. Apparently, I can MAKE the cards, I just don't remember to GIVE the cards. sigh. Oh well, in the stash for next year!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, cream mat
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Hope"
  • stamps: Verve "Eggstra Special"
  • layout: Mojo Monday 341
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Mojo 341 - You're egg-stra special

Hi folks!

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate!!! Just thought I would pop in and share a few cards this morning before we head down to have Easter dinner with dearly beloved's family.

Up first is --- an Easter card!



I know it has flowers on it but I'm giving it to dearly beloved anyway. So there. I probably could have swapped out the flowered paper for the polka-dotted paper in this pad but - oh well, it's Spring, it's Easter, he's getting flowers on his card!

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, cream mat
  • patterned papers: Authentique "Hope"
  • stamps: Verve "Eggstra Special"
  • layout: Mojo Monday 341
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

What do you do when....

Hi folks,

Back today, sharing the last of the cards I made while making my card for Mojo Monday 340. This one is "what I did when..." I had a pile of scrap paper sitting on my desk.


I have to say I do quite like the dramatic look of these prints against the black card stock.

card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base and mats
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Well Played"
  • stamps: Verve "Treasured Words"
  • black twill ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
challenges for this card:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #53


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 - JW Illustrations! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

This week, I actually had time to make more than one card with the sponsor-provided images from the Monster Mongrels set.

#1


#2



card #1 details:
  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base, green card stock mats
  • patterned papers: Echo Park "A Boy's Life"
  • digital image: JW Illustrations "Monster Mongrels", coloured with Copic Markers (YG00, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG06, YR12, YR15, YR16)
  • sentiment: PaperWorksCo "Tinheart Collection"
  • corner rounder punch

card #2 details:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Inspired by Mojo Monday 340 - Take Three!

Hi folks,

Back again today to share the THIRD card from the extras I cut out from doing the Mojo Monday 340 sketch.




card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white and red mats
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Well Played"
  • stamps: Verve "Making a Statement"
  • black twill ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
challenges for this card:




As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inspired by Mojo Monday 340 - Take Two

Hi folks,

Back again to share the second card I made - inspired by the bits and pieces of the Mojo Monday 340 sketch.




It feels good to have a few extra "masculine" birthday cards in my stash - though they won't last long since there are a few birthdays on the horizon.

card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white and red mats
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Well Played"
  • stamps: Verve "Birthday Bash"
  • black twill ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspired by Mojo Monday 340 - Take One

Hi folks,

So, when as I mentioned in my previous post, I actually cut out the bits and pieces to make four cards based on the Mojo Monday 340 sketch - but I wound up putting them together differently on each of the cards.

Today, I'm sharing one of them - a 50th birthday card for one of the guys with whom my dearly plays Dungeons and Dragons.



card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white and red mats
  • patterned papers: Carta Bella "Well Played"
  • stamps: Verve "Birthday Bash", CTMH Solos "Zero", "5"
  • black twill ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
Challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mojo Monday 340

Hi folks!

Just popping in to share a card I made for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I REALLY need to replenish my stash of simple cards for grown-ups and sat down on Friday to make a bunch of cards.




I quite like the graphics in this paper collection and actually wound up cutting out the bits to make four cards  - but just assembled them all a bit differently. This is the one that actually stuck to the original sketch. I'll share the rest of the cards, plus one I made from the scraps, as the week goes on.

card details:

  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, kraft card stock base, white and red mats
  • patterned paper: Carta Bella "Well Played"
  • sentiment: Verve "Making a Statement"
  • Spellbinders Petite Circles
  • black twill ribbon from my stash
challenges for this card:

As always - thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #52

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 - Dee Dee's Digis! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

For my project this week, I'm using the Poppy image from the Bloom and Grow set from Dee Dee's Digis.





card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches, black card stock base
  • patterned papers: Basic Grey "Curio"
  • digital image: Dee Dee's Digis "Bloom and Grow" (Poppy), coloured with Copic Markers (W6, W7, W8, G20, G21, G24, G28, R00, YR02, YR04, R05, R08, YR09, R14, YR18, R17, Copic Multiliner)
  • sentiment: Verve "Amazing Wishes"
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers sketch 483
  • adhesive gems from my stash
  • Spellbinders Classic Rectangles die cuts
additional challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sister Act Card Challenge #51

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 - Stitchy Bear Stamps ! I can't wait to check our your fabulous creations!

The DT were given a lovely opportunity to work with images from Stitchy Bear and I decided to use this adorable Boo Boo Bear to make a get well card.



What do you think of the bear's fur? I used a technique I learned from my friend Tanya at a class she taught some time ago. I coloured the fur with a combo of brown Copics and then put some Colorless blender onto a terry facecloth and then dabbed it onto the image to give that teddy bear texture. I think it came out quite well.

card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white cardp stock base, CTMH Lagoon mats
  • patterned paper: Amy Tangerine "Yes, Please"
  • digital image: Stitch Bear Stamps "Boo Boo Bear", coloured with Copic Markers (E21, E23, E25, E27, E93, Y11, Y13, Y15, R81, R83, R85, BG10, BG11, Colorless Blender)
  • sentiment: Verve "Doodled Occasions" (I noticed that I seem to have misplaced one of my FAVOURITE Happy Birthday sentiments in that set. Sigh. I HOPE it is stuck to something in my craft room and hasn't accidentally gone the way of the trash bin. I guess I have a really good reason to tidy up in my craft room now. BIG SIGH!)
  • layout: Mojo Monday 339 (I adapted it from the skinny profile to a square card)
  • Spellbinders Petite Ovals
additional challenges for this card: