Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hope is Faith

 This card was made for the CAS Challenge at CASology using the cue Hope.  I debated whether it is too much for  CAS but I am going to go with it I thought of this stamp and sentiment when I first read the challenge....just may have gone with too much patter paper but maybe I still have enough solid space.

CASology: Hope is the cue
Flutter By Wednesday: Use blue, green, and yellow with Butterfly.

Stamps: GKD Hope is Faith
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue
Copics: Yellows
Paper: Yellow CS from Stash, Pattern Papers My Mind's Eye ( Green is in pattern, Ink is Blue, Yellow in papers and image)
Nesties Dies

A Bunch of Flowers

Happy Easter to all my friends and followers!

The challenge  at Joan's Garden is fun this week...we are to
  • Use some kind of container
  • Fill it with flowers
  • Use Yellow, Green and Orange
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.
  • I started by making a basket with strips of textured brown card stock that I have saved forever from making some other baskets.  I started with a base card of textured olive green (stash) and layered with blue  card stock embossed with Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Embossing Folder and the a pattern paper from My Mind's Eye pad. Does that not look like a lace tablecloth over a gold liner??

    I then filled my basket with flowers and foliage. I first added a Fanciful Flourish cut with Cheery Lynn die but it got lost under the flowers. My flowers were made with  Cheery Lynn Build a Flower #1 (stamens and leaves) and Build a Flower #2 ( poppy petals and leaves), Stampin' Up 6 petal flower punch, and Martha Stewart leaf punch.  I used various shades of green paper for the leaves, yellow, orange, and  white papers for the flowers.  Green and orange brads were used in center of some of the flowers.  A tag stamped with sentiment from Flourishes "Zinnias" in Memento Cantaloupe ink was added to the bouquet and a "Friends" Metal Brad (Stash) was attached to the baskets with the texture that adds.  I used the Tool Kit from Joan's for assembling the flowers and some of the many useful tips from Selma for making flowers.  Items used from Joan's are highlighted in orange.

    Joan's Garden: Details above- week's code is joansgardens, JG0328

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Friday, March 29, 2013

    Spring-Easter Card

    I made this card for a few challenges about to end....Using a sketch from Sweet Sunday and a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers Daffodil Greetings,  I used some leftover Easter paper to create an Easter card.  I stamped the daffodil image and colored with Copics on white cs and shine with some clear star and punch cut butterfly in pink. Following the sketch I arranged papers and words from paper adding some dry embossing and matting.
    Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge:  Make an Easter card or card with Bunny. Did an Easter card.
    Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge: #180 Sketch
    Alphabet Challenge: D is for Daffodils

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Flowers in a Floral Frame

    This is a card that I made for the Annabelle Sketch challenge shown on the left.  When I saw this floral stamp from Annabelle's Floral Silhouette Set, I thought of this pattern Paper from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found pad and decided to use both together coloring the flowers similar to the paper using Memento Cottage Ivy ink and Copics RV17 and RV19 with Sukura Clear Star pen.  I cut an opening in the pattern paper and placed the image under the window. Added the sentiment from Annabelle's Squared Posies  and finished with some dew drops  changing a bit from the sketch.

    Sorry to be so short and quick. I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    No Stamps Used

    Challenge: FC95: Create a Clean And Simple project that doesn't use stamps.CFC95:
    I made this card using a bird sticker from My Mind's Eye pack and sentiments from a Sticker Pack from Karen Foster.  I looked every where for some stickers I have from SRM stickers but  could not find...I decided  to do this or miss the deadline.

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Notecard for Meljens

    This week's theme for Meljens Challenge it to make a itty bitty teeny weeny notecard  sized 3"x3"...I decided to make this notecard with a Meljen digi image that was too small for my original use so I was glad to find it to use along with some small scraps along with copics, a glaze pen, and some dew drops and made this cute Easter notecard.
    Meljens: Itty Bitty teeny Weeney Card
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Tropical Shores

    For the month of March Craft the Scene's challenge theme is  Tropical Shores-to show things like palm trees, beaches and a bit of water.   I used a lot of stamps for my scene including Flourishes' Palm trees with hammock from Beach Life, Seaside Stamping Ink's sand dunes hills, Alextamping's fence, ship and water reflections and ripples, and GKD birds.  I used inks Memento Rich Cocoa, Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Toffee Crunch, Grey Flannel: Brilliance Moonlight White (for sails); Copics E00,E15,E30, E34, E35, E50, YG67, B24, YR09, and Memento Markers Green Bamboo and Tuxedo Black, and some pencils for highlighting.  Used brown brads on the trees for coconuts. I used Oval scallop Nesties die to create clouds in the sky. Used number of techniques including sponging,   masking, coloring, and blending to get the look that I wanted.   I used a gold card base and mat of bright blue mat under the scene.  I spent 6 weeks on the tropical Island of Captiva recently which was great inspiration for this challenge.
    Challenge Links:
    Craft a Scene: Tropical Shores
    Cupcake Craft Challenges:   Cool Men-make a card for a male using cool colours: blue, green, grey etc.


    Tuesday, March 26, 2013

    Some Days Flutter By

    Today , I am showing a card that I made for the What IF? Wednesday Sketch challenge at The House That Stamps Built .  I used a Butterfly and Sentiment stamps from Repeat Impresssions....the card turned out to be a monochrome just by accident.  I took my inspiration from the DP nad color.

    What If? Wenesday Sketch Challenge

    Stamps: Repeat Impressions  as mentioned above
    Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink and Marker
    Papers: My Mind Eye's Check & Floral from Lost and Found Two Paper Pad,  GKD Cranberry Tart CS
    Ribbon : Cranberry Satin
    Nesties Dies Labels One and Square
    Cuttlebug Wickerweave EF

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

    Dogwood Blossoms

    Welcome! Another Easter greetings card with Spring Flowers.  This is a Dogwood Blossom Stamp by Inkadinkado that I purchased a couple years ago because I liked it but have never inked it. I pulled out some new Graphics 45 paper and made this card.  Stamped the Dogwood on white CS with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copics, cut with Nestabilities Die,stamped with sentiment., and sponged with Distress ink. Placed this on a green DP Mat embossed with CB Wickerweave. Placed over ribbon on a Floral Mat embossed  with a CB EF. Attached to a green card base.  Love the colors.
    Stamps: Inkadinkado Dogwood and Hero Arts Easter Greetings
    Ink: Mememto Rich Cocoa, Distress Inks Wild Honey and Spun Sugar
    Copics R00,81, Y32, YR000, F15, 27
    Paper: GKD Grass Green and White CS, Graphics 45 A Ladies Diary Collection
    Coral Ribbon
    Oldie But a Goodie: Easter...stamps over 2 years or more
    Timeless Tuesday: 212-Bring on spring.
    Fab 'n' Funky: Color Combo- Pink, Green, and Brown
    Simon Says Stamp: Easter/Spring
    Fussy and Fancy: Spring Days
    Craft Challenge: Use photo inspirations  below
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Easter Greetings

    Welcome. I have been taking some time off from blogging.  I am easing back into card making with some Easter cards.  This is a clean and simple design made with some very old stamps that I have had for several years and DP from My Mind's Eye. I chose colors from the DP which are not traditional colors that I used for Easter designs. I did not use any embellishments. 
     Stamps- Inkadinkado Cross; Hero Arts Easter Greetings: Ink- Mememto Potter's Clay; Copics BG0000: Papers- My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing, Ivory Linen and Red Card Stocks
    Challenges to enter:
    Oldie But A Goodie: Theme is Easter-rubber stamps are several years old.
    Shopping Our Stash Weekly: Easter or Spring
    Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge is Crosses
    Simon Says Stamp: Easter or Spring
    Speedy Fox and Friends:  Bunnies or Easter
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Colors of Blues and Yellow

    To join in Flourishes' March Release challenge, I was  inspired by the beautiful color palette above!  I stamped an image from Flourishes Cherry Blossoms and one of their sentiments and came up with the card below.  I used some Pattern Paper from My Mind's Eye and solid white, yellow, and blue card stock from stash. Finished with blue looped ribbon and some yellow dew drops. 
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Monday, March 11, 2013

    My Irish Bear, Paddy

    Hello! This is another card that I made with the digi bear shown on my banner. He is from Sassy Cheryl. I colored him with Copics and sponged the sky with Memento Blue.  I simply cut with Nesties Die and placed on a green textured mat and on a scored white card stock base. Stamped sentiment from Annabelle Stamp in black ink.

    Simon Says: A bit 'o' green.
    C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Spring
    Sweet 'n' Sassy: Go Green and use a digi
    One Stop: Spring
    Sweet Stamps: Green is theme
    FOSTV: St. Patrick's Day

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Spots and Stripes

    Welcome!    Today I am showing a one layer card made with stripes and dots that I printed from some digital paper files from Annabelle Stamps.  I simply printed a portion of the paper designs on the precut white card stock and embossed with the Cuttlebug EF Village Border showing the reverse of the border.  I stamped a Flourishes stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black.
    Less Is More: Use Spots and Stripe on One Layer
    City Crafter: Use shades of Pink
    Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Thursday, March 7, 2013

    Stamping Your Background

    I have been making a lot of CAS cards lately.  This card was made for a challenge at Cas-ual Friday: CFC92-Stamp your own background on your CAS creation.  I used a stamp from Flourishes Cherry Blossoms to stamp 13 images on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  to create the background and stamped the sentiment from MFP's Papers with Memento Rose Bud ink.  I adhered this to a card base of black card stock. This was a very quick and clean card.

    CAS-ual Friday: CFC92 make your own background by stamping.
    Fussy and Fancy: Pink and Black

    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Happiness is Having a Friend

    Hello!  It has been a few days since I have made a card.  I have been busy posting to my Captiva Island Blog "Captiva Days with Al and Theresa"  about our visit there.  But today I took time to make a card for a few challenges. 
    Annabelle Stamps Blog: Use the sketch ac157
    Flutter by Wednesday: Open challenge
    Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes

    Annabelle "All Things Grow"

    Ink: Memento Rose Bud and Memento Markers Cantaloupe and Dandelion
    Papers: Parchment from stash, Green from scraps. DP frpm GKD
    Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Wicker Weave Border
    Dew Drops
    I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa