Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage with Ribbons

I made time today to quickly make a Vintage Christmas Card to enter at Sugar Creek Hollow and a couple of more challenges before time runs out. I kept this very clean and simple with little embellishments other than ribbon. I used vintage looking pattern paper and a colored digital image from Create with  TLC.  Why do I always feel I am cheating if I use an already colored image? But I did age the the image with a bit of distressing and also the background.  Added the satin ribbons as I think they add to the vintage look.
Challenge Links:
Sugar Creek Hollow: Vintage Christmas
Crafty Ribbons: Use 2 or more ribbons
Alphabet Challenge Blog: V is For Vintage

Supplies:
Image: From Create with TLC
Papers: Green CS from Stash, Authenitque Wonder Paper Pack and Tabloid Elements
Ribbons from Stash
Distress Inks Tea Dye and Barn Red
Distressing Tool

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Stormy Skies

 Welcome to my blog. I am so glad that you came by.  I enjoy making cards for challenges but the difficult part is not always making a project but deciding what to create. For example the challenge at Craft a Scene this month is Troubled/Stormy Skies. That's right it has taken me almost the entire month to come up with an idea because I do not have stamps for clouds or storm effects. But I created my stormy skies with inks and Copics sponging and blending until I was happy with the result. I must say that I was pleased with the finished card. I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Thought this might make a Good Luck Card for someone experiencing troubled times.
Challenge Links:
Craft a Scene: Theme is Troubled/ Stormy Skies
Tuesday Morning Sketches: See sketch 174 below
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers "Big City"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Paris Dusk
Copics: B0000,000,26, BV25, Y000, 11
Papers: White , Textured Slate Blue, and Textured Black Card Stocks, Scraps of Yellow CS
Die: Nesties Circle and Scallop Circle
Black Pearls
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stripes for Annabelle

Good Morning. I am taking liberties to CASE a card that I saw recently on Annebelle Stamps's Blog hop. The card was made by Gayatri and can be seen on her blog Handmade by G3 here.   I had the same Stamps and Dies to copy this very closely. I plan to enter the card for Annabelle's monthly challenge to use stripes at Stamp Embellish Create.
Other Challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge: Use Ribbon or Rim
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C164 Put a  Bow On It

Supplies:
Stamps and Die Cuts: Annabelle Christmas Decorated
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Lady Bug
Papers: GKD White CS and Annabelle Digi Paper Chilli Stripe
Satin Ribbon and Rhinestones from Stash

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Winter Blues

 


Today I have another card in blue....guess the cold temps are making me feel Blue and Wintry.   So I thought I'd make this blue card with silver for some challenges.  I used some of my forgotten stash including the blue wired ribbon with circles of silver glitter, silver stickles and silver star confetti.
Challenges:
Cas-ual Friday: Winter Blues
Crafty Catz Challenge: Use Snowflakes, Stars and Sentiment
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Use gold or silver on a project.
 
Supplies:
Stamp : Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes
INK: Versamark and Brilliance Moonlight White
EP: Zing Metallic Silver
Papers: Bazzill Blue Cardstocks
Silver Stickles, Ribbon, Stars from Stash
Nesties Circle Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflakes
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Navy Card for Christmas



I have missed making cards, doing challenges, blogging and commenting for several days since I have been traveling and doing other things than being on the computer.  I did have some cards posted last week but they were scheduled to post automatically.  I am trying to get back in the swing by making this card for a sketch challenge at Annabelle's and some other challenges.
Challenges:
 Annabelle Stamps : Sketch ac149
Allsorts Challenge: Bring on the Bling -used rhinestones and gold for sparkle
Less is More: Glamour and Glitz...used gold and bling on this CAS card.
The House That Stamps Built: DCC1121 Use Non Traditional colors for Christmas Card.  I think navy is not a traditional color for the holiday.
 
Supplies:
Stamps:Annabelle Stamps Decorated Christmas
Die: Annabelle Stamps Decorated Christmas
Versamark Ink and Ranger Red Embossing Powder
Papers: Navy  and Gold Metallic Cardstocks
EF: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave
Gold Metallic Thread
Red Rhinestones
 
I hope to be stopping by some of my friends' blogs for a visit soon. I enjoy all your comments.
 Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 26, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

Welcome to my blog this Monday as we near the end of another month. As we approach December, our thoughts turn to snow and of course snowmen. Our challenge this week at FOSTV is to include a snowman or even a snow person in your creations.  My card includes a Snowman Image from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp set "Snow Gift Mini Set" and a sentiment from "Greetings of the Season".  I also added a small snowman from "Christmas Selections" on the sentiment.
Please join us this week for the challenge  and have a chance to win a Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday December 2 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV

Supplies:
Stamps listed above
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk.
Markers: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves,Nautical Blue, Potter's Clay,Tangelo,Cantaloupe
Copics: B0000, 91,93,97, C00,3,9
Papers: White and Red CS, BasicGrey Figgy Pudding Pattern Paper
Spellbinders: Keyhole Die and Label Die
Cuttlebug EF Polka Dots
Ribbon, Stickles

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Recipe from Speedy Fox and Friends


Welcome! We are back with another challenge from Speedy Fox and Friends. This week we have a recipe 1, 2, 3- Use only 1 layer, use only 2 colors and use 3 embellishments.  That is easy as 1-2-3!
I began with a card base of textured green CS that I embossed with a Quickkutz EF scallop circle and did some score lines. Inside the embossed circle,  I added  a Poinsettia  that I stamped from "Poinsettia Blooms" ( Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co) on red CS with Vesamark, heat embossed with black EP, and cut out. Added some Gold Gala Glitter to the center.  I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. from "Greetings of the Season". I made my own embellishments using the same poinsettia stamp as my feature image. I created 3 poinsettias from Shrinky Dink using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and pencils.  That was the most fun part of making this card. So my finished recipe is done and ready to serve...1 Layer, 2 Colors Green and Red, and 3 Shrinky Dink Poinsettias.  What are you going to cook up for the challenge? I can't wait to see.

Please join in our recipe challenge and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 30 to enter the challenge here. If you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge

Happy Monday! The Thanksgiving Holiday is almost here. The Friends of Speedy TV are asking you to create a Thanksgiving Card for the challenge this week.  I have made a card using stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. including "Autumn Splendor", "Scenic Selections", and "Daffodil Greetings".    I stamped the pumpkin on orange CS with Memento Toffee Crunch and also on a green CS . I then paper pieced the top of the pumpkin using the green for the stem and leaves. The pumpkin was cut out and attached to an Ivory Mat  on which I had stamped the leaves and sentiments. I also had embossed the upper part of this mat with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and added some score lines. I adhered this to an Orange mat and then a Pattern Paper Mat from K&Company. I  attached this to the card base of a lighter Orange CS.

Please join us for the fun. If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win a Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday November 25 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV.  

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends.  I wish you all a happy and safe holiday as you spend time with your loved ones and give thanks for all we have.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends


Welcome to another Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.  This week we are looking for projects that Pop It Up.  This can be a 3D element or whatever gives a pop it up effect. On my card I layered the pinecones on the focus image ...I stamped the image 3 times and cut the pinecones from 2 images and layered with foam dots popping them up and out.
Supplies:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co - "Greetings of the Season" and "Christmas Selections"
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Toffee Crunch and Marker Bamboo Leaves
Copics: E31,35.37
Papers: Leather and Ivory CS, SU Green Pattern
Ribbon: Jo-ann's
EF: Cuttlebug Forest Branches
Sprinkles: Annabelle Red
Die: Flourishes Keyhole by Spellbinders
 
Please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 23 to enter the challenge here. If you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 15, 2012

CAS with Ornaments

 

Hello! This is another card that I made using my new products from Annabelle Stamps.  I used the sketch challenge from The Sweet Stop shown on left.   I made 4 ornament cut outs with an Annabelle die in a row on the white CS used as a top layer.  I added black twine to each ornament cut out and stamped the Annabelle sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I attached the white layer with foam dots to a SU Red and White Stripe layer  and then attached to a white card base. A strip of gold metallic paper  had been added to show at the top of the ornaments where the twine "attached" to the ornaments.  The Striped layer does not show on the lower edge of the card but it is there in real life...just the angle of the photo did not capture the lower edge.
 
Challenges:
The Sweet Stop: Sketch SSS184
 
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Playing With New Toys

 

Hello. I have not been blogging or commenting much lately as I am busy with other things including making Christmas Cards for my Mother to send. I spent the past 2 days making 30 cards for her. I used a photo of  a Christmas quilted wall hanging that she had made for the front of the card. I always try to personalize her card in same way. Now to make a box, print her address labels, and buy stamps and that gift to her will be finished. I'll post the card at a later time.
I just had to take time and make a card for Annabelle Blog Challenge...see the sketch above....with the items that I received yesterday from Australia. It was a purchase of stamps and dies that I made using a Annabelle GC that I won.
I used the new Borders 1  die to make the cut out design in Bazzill Pink CS and layered this on to the green card base. I then added the Stripe Paper from Cloud Design to create the triangle side. I cut an ornament from Green CS using Annabelle's Decorated Christmas Die and embossed it with the Border Die. Love that effect... so easy to add a design. Added some Pink Rhinestones and Metallic Gold thread string and bow.  Finished with the sentiment stamped in Memento Bamboo Leaves using Annabelle Bella Stamps and Cuts by Design Die all from Decorated Christmas Sets.  Papers from stash and Jo-ann's.  I am going to have such fun with my new items....have so many ideas from Annabelle Blog Hop happening now.
 
Challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Sketch ac147
CraftyCatz: Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge: Anything Goes
CRAFTS AND ME: UNtraditional Christmas Colors. I used pink and green combo
 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 12, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge


Welcome to FOSTV Challenge 46. This week we are asking you to make a Scrapbook Page.  I have not done much scrap booking since I started saving pictures digitally and doing digital slide shows and movies which I have not done much lately. I decided to showcase some pictures made by my DH of winter scenes from a few years ago. The photos are of the Hawthorne trees in our yard covered with ice and snow. I thought the stamp set "Ice and Snow" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. was great for my layout. I stamped the icicles, trees and snowflakes with Versamark on a 12x12 scrapbook paper of blue with white dots....looks like snow. I embossed the images with silver EP. Added some stickles to the icicle border and liquid pearls for falling snow.  I stamped the verse and sentiment in black ink and added the photos that I printed with red frames...easier than doing mats. Journaling was done on the computer.

Supplies:
Stamps: MFP,aHC "Ice and Snow"

Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
EP: Zing Silver Metallic
Paper: Paper Pizazz Dots on Light Blue
Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Photographs: Resident Photographer Al Pollack

If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win a Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday November 18 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge


Welcome to another Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge.  This week is a bit of a different challenge....you are asked to add a fence to your creation.  It will be fun to see what type a fence that you use. For my card I am adding a split rail fence to a cabin scene by the lake. This is typical of fences seen in the country on old farms. I used fence and birds stamps from "Scenic Selections", a cabin stamp from "Stamps on the Fly", and a sentiment from "Buried Treasures" all by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I began by stamping the fences and masking them before stamping the scene all with Memento Rich Cocoa on White CS. I colored all with Copics and sponged the sky with blue ink and added snow to the mountain caps. Taking some artistic license, I did extend the scene a bit by drawing some lines and adding a tree so that the scene extended behind the fences. Added some birds in the sky and stamped the sentiment. I placed the image on a card base of Dark Green with scored edges. I love coloring this scene.

Please join in our challenge and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 16 to enter the challenge here. If you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.

Supplies:
Stamps listed above: MFP,aHC
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky
Copics: BG0000,01,10 , G20,21,28,40, YG 99, E30,31,34,35,37,39, C0,C1, C3, N0, N2, N4
Paper: White CS, Green Spruce CS
Stickles
Scor-pal

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Colors of Lilac, Grey, and Bluestone

 

I was pleasantly surprised with how this card looks...I had some doubts that I could make a a card with these colors for the Challenge ac146 at Annabelle Stamps. But using some of her great stamps from Floral Silhouette and Whimsy Flowers (Butterflies),  I created this card. I used Card stock from Stash in Lilac, Gray, Blue and White for layering and stamped the focus image in Memento Gray Flannel and the Butterflies with Memento Sweet Plum. I stamped off the Sweet Plum to get a lighter shade of lilac for the Butterflies. Colored the flowers with Copics B24 to get the right color of blue. Finished with a sentiment stamped with Memento Blue Danube. I really like my finished look.
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, November 5, 2012

Hello from Friends of Speedy TV


Hello! Welcome to another Monday Challenge at Friends Of Speedy TV. This week we have an easy challenge-Anything Goes! Is this your favorite kind of challenge?  I decided to use  "Cracked Hello", a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co to create my card.  I used 4 of the 5 stamps in this versatile set. I stamped the crackled pattern on a Red CS with Memento Rich Cocoa for my background.  I then embossed this with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches for some texture and to create a wall for the Butterflies to land.  The butterflies were stamped on Yellow CS with Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out by hand and attached with dots. Added some black pearls and finished this layer with a yellow grosgrain ribbon and a butterfly brad colored with Copics 100 and R59.  Stamped the sentiments. Attached this to a base card of Dark Charcoal Textured CS. All supplies from my stash.
 
If you enter the challenge this week you will have a chance to win a Stamp Set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. You have until 11:00 pm on Sunday November 11 to submit your projects at Home of Speedy TV
 
Challenges to Enter:
DYSU: Use Brads
Kaboodle Doodles: Anything Goes
 
The hardest part about an Anything Goes Challenge is deciding what to create but it is a chance to show your own creativity and have fun. 
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Embossing with Dies

Have you tried using dies to emboss a design on CS rather than just cutting out the design? I was inspired to try this after watching a tutorial by Therese posted on Annabelle's  Stamp Embellish Create Community in their Topical Tuesdays. Check it out.  I am not sure if you have to be a member or not to view the tutorial. I used Cheery Lynn Exotic 2 Butterflies dies. After embossing the butterflies on white CS, I used masks and colored the butterflies by sponging Memento Cantaloupe and Tangelo Inks.  After removing masks, I sponged ever so lightly around the butterflies. I then used colored pencils to highlight the edges, antenna, and bodies.  I trimmed the image layer and rounded the corners before edging with a black marker. I stamped the sentiments from Paper and Such with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I attached this to an Orange patterned layer of K&Co Paper and then on to a Base Card of White.  Love the effect of the dies embossed on the card.

Challenge:
Flutter By Wednesday: Open Challenge

Thanks, Therese, for the great tutorial.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Speedy the Fox and Friends Challenge

Rick Rack or Ric Rac or Rickrack??
Welcome to another challenge at Speedy the Fox and Friends.  We are challenging you to use Rick Rack on your projects.  However you spell it - ric rac, rick rack, or rickrack - we are talking about that flat-woven trim that has zigzagged its way for many years in all sizes and colors on to many garments and craft projects.  I am that sure all you card makers out there have a scrap or two or even a package of  rick rack in your stash.  That is where I found the red and gold Rick Rack that I used.

My card uses a new stamp set "Poinsettia Blooms" recently released by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  I stamped the lamp with Versamark on White CS and embossed with Ranger Gold EP and colored with Copics. I cut the image out with a Spellbinders Die and sponged with Ranger DI Barn door before taking from the die.  Layered the image on to an embossed Gold Metallic CS mat (Cuttlebug EF Swiss Dots).   Stamped the sentiment ( from same stamp set as image) )  with Versamark and embossed with Ranger Red EP.  Added 2 rows of  Red with Gold Thread Rick Rack (From Jo-ann's)  and attached to a red card base.

Challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky: Use die cuts and punches. Used corner punch and Spellbinder Keyhole die.
Crafty Ribbons: Christmas
Crafty Catz: Add texture...used embossing and rick rack


Find some rick rack and please join in and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, November 9 to enter the challenge here. If you use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Red and Gold with a Flair

 

I am running very close to the deadline for the challenge at Annabelle for their sketch shown to the left. I am rushing to get this in. My card is very simple but in a way,  dramatic with the gold and red and the large font of the sentiment.  This Annabelle stamp is one of my faves for Christmas.  Instead of bling, I added some dots punched from the metallic paper.

Challenge Link:
Annabelle Stamps Blog: Sketch absc 055
A Blog Named Hero: The OL'1, 2 punch: Use Punch or DieCut

Supplies:
Annabelle Stamp: Stamped for Christmas
Ink: Versamark and Pilot Gold Metallic Pen
Ranger Gold EP
Papers: Red Textured CS, Metallic Gold CS
Punches: Marths Stewart Douple Loop, EK Corner Punch, Hole Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa