Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shoes for a Witch

Hello! I am back with another "shoe" card.  I did not realize that I have so many Digital Images of shoes in my file.  I just could not resist creating this fun Halloween card using an image from a kit from Creative Cottage.  After printing the image on white cardstock, I colored with Memento Markers and Gold Pen and stamped a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers stamp set, "I'm Going Batty" with Grape Jelly ink. I kept this very CAS.  My DH thinks it is a bit empty...but I explained that I need a lot of white space to be CAS!  I think that takes care of my "shoe" cards for today.

Challenge: CASology-shoe
Have a fun day. Maybe I'll go shoe shopping but not for this pair.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

If The Shoe Fits....

Welcome! I love shoes! I have several digital images of shoes in my files but have more shoes in my closet. When I saw the challenge from CASology I just had to make a card with this Digi from Jak Heath that I have had a long time and never used. I simply colored the image with Copics R81,83,85,G82 and placed on a mat of Black CS and on to a card base of Pink CS.  Finished with some bling of Pink Rhinestones from Kaisercraft. How CAS is that? Now if I could only find this in size 5 1/2 AAA, I'd be a happy person. I am entering this at the Challenge at CASology.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Being Crafty with Kraft

The design challenge at Cheery Lynn this week is Keep it Krafty.  I kept the emphasis on kraft by using an embossed background of kraft inked a bit with Distress Ink. I used butterflies of kraft as my focus on the leaf flourish of green with some added leaves.  I decided to use a base card of  blue... ......seemed to be the natural thing to do....representing sky against the colors of green and kraft.

Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge:  Keep it Krafty
Flutter By Wednesday: Open Challenge-anything goes with a butterfly or fairy
Crazy 4 Challenges: Have leaves on your project

Dies: Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies #2, Fanciful Flourish, and Tropical Leaves
Stamp: Repeat Impressions Sentiment
Ink: Distress Ink Tea Dye and Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: Kraft and Green CS from Stash, Bazzill Blue CS

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Good morning! Welcome to my Saturday post for another Speedy Fox and Friends challenge #127. This week we want to see circles on your projects. To inspire you, I have created a circle card for fall using "Autumn Splendor", a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. I tried to get as many circles on my card as I could....hope you do not get dizzy going in circles.Please join us this week and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. You have until 3PM on Friday, October 5, 2012, 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.
Stamps: Listed above
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Morocco
Copics: YG03,63,93, Y11,YR00,02,09
Papers: Ivory, Brown, Green, and Orange CS from stash
Nesties Classic Circles and Beaded Circle Dies

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, September 28, 2012

Scaredy Cat??

This week, Sugar Creek Hollow wants us to make a vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project featuring Vintage Animals.  Since I have been making Halloween and fall theme cards, I decided to use a digital image from Magic Moonlight of a Black Cat that is in my collection. I also added some cutout bats that I have on digi file from Plumrose Lane. After printing the image I distressed it and my background with some distress inks - Tea Dye and Wild  Honey. Placed the image on a mat of Black CS punched with Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch. My background is of yellow orange CS embossed with Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches and distressed with inks. Used a Purple Card base. Finished with Gold organza ribbon and bow. Thought this was a great scaredy cat in a pumpkin with the vintage script.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Is Fun!

Good morning! I just love fall and fall colors and making fall cards. And I love this cute Owl in the new stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers,a Heinrich Co.called Autumn Splendor.  I thought he was perfect on a card for Cas-ual Fridays challenge fall fun.  We are to create a Clean and Simple Card inspired by fall. I stamped the image and sentiments on Ivory CS with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Pencils and OMS. Finished with an autumn green ribbon with copper leaves. Isn't the Owl a Hoot??

Cas-ual Friday: Fall Fun
Cards for Men: Animal Magic
Whoopsi Daisy: Things with Wings
Tuseday Throwdown: Fall Colors
Paper Pretties: Fall Inspired

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Say it in Shades of Pink and White

This is one of those cards that look better in real life than in my photo.  I love the is a scrap that I found in my stash with a satin ribbon design...feels the weight of wallpaper.  I'm not sure where it came from but believe it was in a package of paper samples that I won. I thought it would be great to use in this card that I made for Annabelle challenge to Say it in
Shades of Pink and White. I used "Squared Poises" stamp set from Annabelle. Stamped the image and sentiment in Versamark and embossed with a White Pearls EP and colored with Pink Distress Ink. Simply cut out the square image to which I added some 3D effects by layering some petals and bud and attached to the background. Sentiment hardly shows but it reads "Sending Hugs your way." Attached this all to a card base of a Lustrous CS.  This card really shines like satin!

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Dandelion Wishes


Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion is said to carry your wishes, thoughts, and dreams to your loved one.
This card was made using a sketch from The House That Stamps Built for the sketch challenge shown below. Love their sketches. I did flip the sketch so that the image fit my design. I stamped the dandelion stamp so the seeds blew a different direction than the actual stamp.

Repeat Impressions: Sketch #S1912

 Stamps: Repeat Impressions Dandelion Breeze and All Your Dreams from the summer series
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G20, G82
Sakura Clearstar Pen
Papers: Ivory, Charcoal Gray, and Light Gray CS's from Stash, Pattern by Authentique Blissful Collection
Nesties Rectangle Dies
Metal Brads

What is your dandelion wish today?
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 24, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

 Good morning on another Monday.  The weekend was uneventful since I am fighting a cold and I seem to be losing the battle.  But that did not keep me from playing in my studio to create this tag to inspire you to play in the challenge at Friends of Speedy TV this week.  And that is to create Tags and/or Tickets to be in the running to win a Stamp Set "Island Life" from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. shown below.  I decided to make a tag that could be used on a autumn hostess gift,  maybe a bottle of wine. On my tag, I used the soon to be released set "Autumn Splendor" to give you a sneak peek of this great set.  I stamped the pumpkin on orange CS  with a sentiment from "Welcome Poppies".  I  stamped the leaves and acorn swag on white CS,colored with pencils, cut out and attached with pop ups. I printed out the ticket and stamped with the word Autumn. Layered top on to green CS and added ribbon.
Stamps: MFP's Autumn Splendor and Welcome Poppies
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Pencils: Koh-I-Noor with OMS
Papers: Green and Orange CS from scraps
Ribbon, Eyelet from stash
EK Success Corner Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, September 22, 2012

WoodGraining with StampTV

I made this card with a technique that I learned on Stamp TV following Gina K's tutorial of making wood grain background  for the card. I used Gina stamps "Sign of Autumn" for the Apple Basket and "A Year of Leaves" by Melanie for the sentiment . 
I am entering this in the release party challenge at Stamp TV for doing a Wood Grain Background SEPT12WD.

Stamps: GKD's Stamps Listed Above
Inks: Memento Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa, Peanut Brittle, Gray Flannel
Copics: E34,35,37, R24,27,43, Y11
Papers: GKD Ivory CS, Red CS
Nesties Oval and Scallop Oval Dies

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

The weeks are going by so's Saturday again already???
Time for another challenge from Speedy Fox and Friends.
Number 126 is to make a Tag.  That's easy enough! Please join us this week and you could win a stamp from Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co.
The hardest part of this challenge was deciding what kind of tag....Christmas, Fall,etc...but I decided to make a Birthday Tag to use on a present. I love flowers and nature so I used  MFP's "Daffodil Greetings" which has beautiful flowers and a lovely butterfly.

A Blog Named Hero: Incorporate a tag

Stamps: "Daffodil Greetings" and "Island Life" for the sentiment
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark
Ranger Black Embossing Powder
Copics: Y 02,06,11,17, G 40,82 for tag
              Yellow and Oranges for Butterfly
Papers: Ivory and Texture Green CS
Dies: Nesties Label 4 ( Modified to extend length)
Corner Punch
Yellow Eyelets, Yellow Ribbons

  You have until 3PM on Friday, September 28, 2012, to enter this challenge. If you use Mark Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. stamp,  your name will be entered into the drawing twice.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, September 21, 2012

Let's Bake a Cake

This card is made with a Lili of the Valley Stamp of the sweetest bear baking a cake. I framed her with an oval in pink. Kept this simple ribbon or other embellishments...just a simple embossing.

Less is More:Theme is Oval
One Stop Craft Challenge: Let's Bake a Cake.
Joanna Sheen Challenge: So Sweet...cake and bear are the sweets
Stamptacular Sunday: Less is more
Cheery Lynn Challenge: Frame it
Paper Pretties: No designer paper

Stamp: Lili of the Valley "Baking a Cake"
Copics: E00, 0000,25,30,31,34,35, 81,83 C00,1,3
Papers: White and Pink CS
Silver and Gold Markers
Glossy Accents
EF: Cuttlebug Love Border
Die: Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval with center cut out
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Autumn Harvest

It seems to look and feel like fall more each day. Using a Digi Doodle image, Vegetable Cart, I created this fall card of gratitude and thanks. After printing the image, I colored with Copics and cut with a rectangle die. I am entering this in several fall/fall color theme challenge.

BasicGrey Challenges: Harvest Time....used Oliver DP
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C154 Anything Goes with a Fall Twist
Papertake Weekly:  A hazy shade of autumn
Ribbon Carousel: Fall into Fall-use fall colors
Sweet Stamps: Shades of Autumn
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes in their final challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Autumn Colors and Ribbon

Stamps: SU Grateful, Digi Doodle Shop Vegetable Cart
Paper: X-Press It White, GKD Pumpkin Spice CS, Orange CS Scrap, BasicGrey Oliver
Copics: E21,34,35,37, Y11, YG 03,67, YR 07,12,21,65, RV 17, R59
Ink: Memento Express Truffle
EF: Cuttlebug Argyle
Nesties Rectangle Dies
Ribbon from Stash

 Almost time to start raking leaves. I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spooky Stair Step Card


This is a stair step card that I created with a Halloween theme for the challenge at Joan's Gardens which was very easy this week.  The only requirement this week is to make a Stair Step Card.  Easy enough.

Other Challenges:

Dies: Cottage Cutz Haunted House

          Cricut Ghost
Stamp: Mark's Finest Papers Tree
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Orange, White, Black, Yellow CS's,   Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Pattern
Plastic Confetti-Ghost, Spiders, and Bats
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Old Boat on the Lake

I am kind of on a roll making cards with scenes but this will be the last one for awhile. I just had to create with this digi that I  purchased from Digi Doodle Shop. I am sad they are closing the shop as I love their designs. I wll be entering this in their last challenge.
I printed the image on X-Press It Paper and colored with more Copics that I have ever used in one card.  I was inspired in my coloring by some photos that my nephew made in Colorado. This was a lot of fun coloring.

Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Final Challenge Anything Goes
Craft a Scene: Trees, Trees, Trees
Cards For Men: Going Digital

Stamp: Digi Doodle Shop "Old Boat and Lake", Flourishes Senttment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky, Memento Markers Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Ink Marker Picket Fence
Copics: 28  used-too lazy to list
Papers: X-press It White, Green and Slate Blue CS from stash

Picture by Ben
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hexagons are Trendy

One more quick post for today. I have been trying to come up with a card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp challenge to make a trendy card using NEON,  HEXAGON or CHEVRON.  I finally decided to use some DP with a hexagon design and remembered a stamp that I have with a honey comb design. I came up with this card using the hexagon paper  for paper piecing a house stamp that I have never used. So this was a mix of some old paper, some old stamps, and a new stamp. Had to add in the bee beecause when I think of hexagons, I think of bees. I stamped the walk with a honey comb stamp.
Simon Says Stamp: Trendy Theme-Use Neon, Hexagon, or Chevron
Stamps: Itty Bitty By Unity "Bella Blvd", Creative Clear Stamps " Momma Bee" for sentiment, honey comb, and bee.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black
Copics: E07
Pencil :Yellow
Pen : Sakura Clear Star
Papers: K&Co Pattern, GKD Ivory and Rust CS
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Autumn Leaves

Hello! I did not plan to do another post but since it is raining I decided to make a quick one layer card. I stamped 2 old stamps from Hero Arts on Ivory CS to create this quick card above. Coloring was done with Pencils and OMS.
One Layer Challenge: Make a card that expresses what you love about autumn/fall. I love the colors of autumn leaves and Thanksgiving.

Stamps: Hero Arts Autumn Leaf Border and Autumn Leaf Thanksgiving
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Pencils and OMS
Paper: GKD Ivory CS

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunset in the Woods

This card was inspired by a post on Crafting The Web by Theresa Momber found here. She did a step by step tutorial on making a sunset card.  I just had to try this and followed her card as close as I could but my sponging technique needs a lot more practice.  It was fun to do and I plan to enter it at Craft a Scene Challenge: Trees,Trees, Trees.

Stamps: GKD - Theresa Momber's "Life is Good" for Trees and Deer
              Mark's Finest Paper, a Heinrich Co. "Free Greetings" for Trees; "Scenic Selections" for Birds; "Daffodil Greetings" for Sentiment
Inks: Dandelion, Cantaloupe, Angel Pink, Lady Bug, Rose Bud, Rhubarb Stalk, Summer Sky, Gray Flannel, London Fog, Tuxedo Black
Papers: GKD White and Moonlit Fog CS, Yellow CS from scraps

I hope I did justice to Theresa Momber's Tutorial. Thanks to her for sharing with us so much of her techniques and tips.  I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

Good morning on another Monday. The weekend goes by so quickly.
Here at Friends of Speedy TV we are playing a game of Bingo. Select a row- up, down, or diagonal - and create a card with the elements listed to call BINGO!
I used the top row to create a card with Flowers, Anything But Square, and Buttons.  The flower image is from "Bring on the Sun" stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Challenges to enter:
Charisma Cardz Challenge: Shaped Cards
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: card is in Autumn colors and Sunflowers always make me think of fall.

Stamp: Sunflower and Sentiment from MFP's "Bring on the Sun"
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Cottage Ivy
Copics: YR12,14,18,21,YG 63,67, E07
Papers: Ivory and Gold CS
Dies: Nesties Circle and Lacey Circle
Buttons from Stash

Please join us this week for our challenge. You have a chance to win the MFP stamp below.

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cabin in the Snowy Woods

At Craft a Scene Challenge, the theme this month is Trees, Trees, Trees.  They want us to use at least three trees stamped on our entries.  The entry should have a stamped or digi image in the background and another in the foreground.  For my cabin in the woods card, I used the cabin with trees image and trees in the background with some birds flying by. I added deer in the foreground and extended the walk and placed some snow mounds by drawing those in. In all I used 5 stamps to create the scene.

Challenge Link:
Craft a Scene: Trees, Trees, Trees

Stamps: All GKD-Theresa Momber's  "Life is Good" for the cabin, 2 deer, and trees
                                 Melanie  Muenchinger's  "Gifts From The Sea" for the birds
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky, and Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Marker White
Copics: Forgot to list
Papers: White, Red and Slate Blue CS
Stickles for snow

What is your favorite scene to create? I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Welcome! How is your weekend starting. We have a new challenge from Speedy Fox and Friends and it is an easy one this week. We would like you to share with us your favorite technique. What would that be? Do not forget to tell us.  I love doing a lot of techniques but the one that I do the most is coloring with Copic Markers as show in my card. I have used an image and a verse from "Bring on the Sun" by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

You have until 3PM on Friday, September 21, 2012, to enter this challenge. If you use MFP, a Heinrich Company stamps, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.

Stamps: MFP's "Bring on the Sun"
Inks:Memento Espresso Truffle, Cottage Ivy
Copics: YR12,14,18,21,YG 63,67
Papers: Gold and Ivory CS from Stash
EF: Cuttlebug Diamond Plate
Dies: Nesties Square and Rectangle
Ribbon  and Rhinestones from Stash

Challenges to enter:
Tuesday Throwdown: Use Gems
Scrap Creations: Pick 3 from Ribbon, Pearls, Red, Die Cut/Punches, Glitter, Distress, Embossing, Buttons, Paper Piecing, Blue. I picked Ribbon, Die Cuts, and Embossing.

I  enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, September 14, 2012

Christmas Vintage with Fabric

I have missed doing several challenges lately but trying to make up for it this week. This card will cover some vintage, recycle, and fabric challenges currently running. I have tons of fabric from when I sewed and from some my Mother has given me.  I found this Christmas fabric leftover from some of her quilts that I had planned to use for projects but never did. So now I am going to recycle it and the bells that I found also for use in cards.

 Sugar Creek Hollow: Make a  vintage and/or shabby chic project using fabric but no ribbon or lace.
OOPs! I used a bit of ribbon...forgot.  But maybe they just meant that ribbon or lace would not count as fabric???
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: Fabric of our Lives-use fabric
ABC Christmas Challenge: R is for recycling-used fabric and bells leftover from other projects
Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  Vintage

Fabric from scraps
Graphic: Graphics Fairy
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Tea Dye
Paper: SU Brilliant Blue and White CS
Fabric from scraps
Bells: Left over from a Christmas Project
Ribbon and Twine From Stash

 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you for coming by. Theresa

Wild and Wonderful Challenge

 Howdy! I am back again ! For this second noon challenge at Flourishes Wild and Wonderful Challenge FLLCSEPTRW2,  your card has to be a little on the rugged side. Use faux leather, “lasso”,  or some fun trim or give your creation a distressed look.  I hope my card is worthy of the wild west!  This was a difficult challenge for me as I do not have any wild or western stamps from Flourishes (ONLY Wonderful Ones).  And I did want to use Flourishes stamps so I can earn a second entry with this card.  After a long amount of deliberation and some trials, I came up with a distressed look and some rugged touches on my card.  Thank heaven I save everything and found a scrap of burlap and some jute "rope".

Stamps: Flourishes "Seasonal Wreaths" and "Poinsettia and Boxwood" for sentiment.
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Ranger Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
Versamark and Ranger Red EP
Papers: Red CS from Stash and GKD Wood Digi Paper
Cuttlebug EF Forest Branches
Distressing Tool
Homespun Ribbon, Burlap, and Jute Bow from Stash

Pardners, I enjoy all your comments. Hee Haw!! Y'all come back.
 Thank you. Theresa

Dear Santa Challenge

Flourishes has released 5 new Christmas theme stamp sets this week. The first noon time challenge for Flourishes release week Dear Santa Challenge FLLCSEPTTRW1  is to make a Christmas card fit for a kid and you’ll be in the running to win all 5 newly released stamp sets.   I do not have many Christmas stamps geared for children but every child loves snow and snow people so I chose that as the theme for my Child's Christmas card. I stamped the snowman using Memento Teal Zeal which gives it a colder look?

Stamps: Flourishes "Warm Winter Wishes" and sentiment from a Flourishes Christmas Wreath Stamp Set (Name Unknown).
Papers: White and Red CS from collection
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Lady Bug, Summer Sky
Markers: Memento Lady Bug, Tangelo, Summer Sky, Rich Cocoa and Copic B000
Cuttlebug EF Snowflakes
Red Buttons from Stash
White Stickles
Corner Punch

I'll be back shortly with the other noon challenge entry.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Any Which Way Flourishes Challenge

Flourishes has begun challenges for their release week. The first challenge is a sketch to use ANY WHICH WAY !  Flip it on its side, flip it upside down, whatever!  We can  win the entire Christmas release of FIVE new stamp sets!  My card is made with Flourishes "A Year in Flowers" Set 2 using the vertical option with bow at top.

Flourishes: Any Which  Way
Cute Card Thursday: Autumn Gold
Allsorts Challenge: Layers
Kaboodle Doddles Challenge: Flowers
Lollipop Crafts: Fall Frolic
Flourishes A Year in Flowers and Taglines
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Peanut Brittle,  Markers Bamboo Leaves and Tangelo
Copics: YR12,18, E07
Paper: GKD Ivory CS and Autumn Sun Kissed CS and DP
Cuttlebug EF Diamond Plate
Ribbon Organdy from Dollar Tree
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mini Card for Timeless Tuesday

Second post today.  Scroll down to see Monday's CASE Challenge.

The challenge at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday is hosted by Broni. Her challenge is  to create a mini card! Just make a small version , no larger than 4″ x 3″.   I made my card 4' x3", a perfect size to enclose with a gift. I used a Flourishes Zinnia image which was a great size  for the card.

Stamps: Flourishes "Zinnias" and "Taglines"

Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle
Copics: YR 07,12,21Y06, YG03
Yellow Glaze Pen
Papers: GKD White CS, SU Pattern Paper
Martha Stewart Double Loop Punch

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

CASE a Card for FOSTV

Welcome to another Monday challenge at Friends of Speedy TV.  We are asking you to CASE a card today, that is Copy And Save Everything from some one's card. I chose to CASE a card made by Lois Bak, a Senior Design Team Member at MFP's since 2009, whose work I have admired.  Check out her blog Clownman Creations. I have used several of the same elements as she did on her card but I changed up the ribbon and sentiment.
Card by Lois Bak
Stamps: Mark Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. "New Pines" and "Greetings Of the Season"
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Northern Pine: Markers Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa
Copics: E25,27,34
Papers: Green and White CS from stash
Ribbon: Jo-ann's
Please join us this week for our challenge. You have a chance to win the MFP stamp below.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Forest of Trees

I made this card for a sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built. I flipped the sketch to fit the Repeat Impressions stamp that I used. I did not include a sentiment because this can be used for several different occasions...will add sentiment or verse at the time that I use the card.  Can easily be used for a winter or Christmas theme. Color of paper looks white but is really ivory.

What IF? Wednesday: Sketch #S512-see below
Joanna Sheen Challenge: Going Dotty
No Matter Which Challenge: Die cuts and/or Punches

Stamp:  Repeat Impressions Pine Forest
Ink: Memento Olive Green
Paper: GKD Ivory and Green CS , GKD Sun Kissed Autumn Pattern Paper
Pearls colored with Copics YG99
Dies: Nesties Oval and Scallop Oval Dies
I  enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge

Welcome to Speedy Fox and Friends Saturday challenge. This week we are asking you to make a card with the colors Red and White.   The flowers I think of first when I think of red are Poppies. Instead of coloring my images, I decided to paper piece with solid card stock...usually use a pattern paper but thought I'd change it up a bit. I use Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. Stamp set "Welcome Poppies". You have until 3PM on Friday, September 14, 2012, to enter this challenge. If you use MFP, a Heinrich Company stamps, your name will be entered into the drawing twice.

Challenge to enter:
The Ribbon Girl Card Challenge: Add pearls

Stamps: MFP's "Welcome Poppies"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics G20, 0000
Papers: White and Red CS, Plaid Digital Paper that I resized and recolored.
Pearls and Lace from Stash
Nesties Oval Die
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Fairy Happy Birthday

Hello! I don't make many Fairy cards but I found this forgotten stamp and decided to ink it up for some challenges. This stamp was sent to my by Beate Johns last year. I stamped with black ink and colored with Copics and Clearstar pen on the wings. I cut out  the image and placed on a black mat and then on to an embossed mat edged with a narrow pink mat. Then went onto a card base of white. Finished the front with a birthday sentiment and the inside as shown in the picture below.
Paper Pretties Wednesday: Black and White + One color
Flutter By Wednesday: Decorate the inside of your card.
Charisma Cardz Challenge: No embellishments- use only image, paper, and card
No Matter Which Challenges: Use die cuts and/or punches
There's Magic in the Air: Things with wimgs.
Stamps: Paper Pretties Birthday Fairy Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Spun Sugar
Copics: E0000,00, R00,81,83,85, RV 21,23, C3,9
Sakura Glaze Pen and Clear Star Pen
Dies: Nesties Scallop Oval and Oval Dies
Punch: EK Success Corner Punch
EF: Cuttlebug Divine Swirl
Papers: White, Pink, Black CS
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friends of Speedy TV

Happy Labor  Day! Enjoy the Holiday.  This is the time of year to think about School Days since traditionally school used to start after the Labor Day Holiday.  Today most schools have already begun.  Our challenge this week at FOSTV is to make a Back to School theme project. Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co. has a great new stamp "Lesson Learned" with a school theme that I have used to create my card. I found this paper that I have had for eons from back when I was doing some scrap booking. I thought it would be a great background and inspiration for my card. I placed it on a card base of blue then attached the board and stack of books that I stamped on ivory cs, colored and cut out. I made the apple embellishment with Shrinky Dink to finish the card.
Challenges to enter:
Do You Stack Up: Back to School
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Back to School
Please join us this week for our challenge. You have a chance to win the MFP stamp below: 

Stamps: MFP's "Lesson Learned"
Ink: Memento Black, Rich Cocoa, Brillance Moonlight White
Copics: B21,67, E25,29, G82,  R46,  Y11, 13
Papers: Bazzill Blue, GKD Ivory CS, Unknown Pattern Paper, Scrap of Green CS
Shrinky Dink and Pencils
The photo shows the size of the apple stamp and the final result of the red apple after I used Shrinky Dink. This gives you an idea how much it shrinks.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa