Friday, October 28, 2011

If life hands you lemons...

Well, I found a new challenge to enter! This card is for the Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and simply requires some embellishments! I didn't have one bit of a problem finding lots of embellies in my stash! And I used a really fun Paper Pretties digi - "Oh So Tropical". Love the sentiment - oh so true!!

Recipe:
  • White, yellow, green and yellow glitter cardstock
  • Green polka dot paper
  • Paper Pretties "Oh So Tropical" digital image
  • Copic markers: E35, E37, Y02, Y06, YG11, RV21, RV23, RV25 and C5
  • Green and yellow flat-back pearls, tiny clear gemstones
  • Two shades of yellow flowers
  • Yellow memory thread

Saturday, October 22, 2011

You're Cool Beans

Happy weekend, everybody! I finished another card today for the StampTV Free For All Friday Challenge - CASE the DT (Donna Baker)! Donna is a hard act to follow, but I chose her "You're Cool Beans" card to CASE. It was a lot of fun and I even used the same cardstock she used from the Gina K Designs Falling For You stamp kit! Gotcha, Donna! Part of the challenge was to change two or more things, so I mounted the sentiment on a Spellbinders lacey oval and offset it, I did starburst sponging around the coffee grinder and I added some bling.

Recipe:
  • White, dark brown and three kinds of patterned cardstock from the GKD Falling For You stamp kit
  • Memento rich cocoa ink
  • Gina K Designs Cool Beans stamp set
  • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
  • Walnut stain distress ink
  • Rox Ice Chocolate Delight bling

    Friday, October 21, 2011

    A Happy Hello

    I've been a busy little bee! I made another new card to enter into CRAFT Challenge 125, "Autumn". This is the first CRAFT Challenge I've entered and I really enjoyed this one! Autumn is my favorite season, as we're coming out of the hot, hot Florida summer and into the cooler fall-like weather which I really love! Yummy... I can smell that pumpkin pie cooking!

    Recipe:
    • White, burnt orange, bright orange and yellow-orange cardstock; gold mirror cardstock; autumn striped paper
    • Gina K Designs Heartfelt stamp set
    • Memento rich cocoa ink
    • Crayola colored pencils, blended with odorless mineral spirits
    • Spellbinders classic ovals, lacey ovals and grommet tags dies
    • Antique linen and rusty hinge distress inks
    • Ruffled ribbon, brads, amber flat-back gemstones

    Thanks (Coneflowers)

    I entered the third Touch Twin Challenge, "Florals", which is running October 10th - 22nd. Finally, another challenge! Life has gotten in the way a little bit and I haven't made any cards in several weeks! But I did manage to get a couple made today and I'm getting my "Thanks" card entered into this challenge just in the nick of time! It feels good to be back in the Scrap Room! ;)

    Recipe:
    • Gina K Designs white Pure Luxury 120# and 80# cardstock, lightweight dark green cardstock
    • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
    • Spellbinders craft foil (dark green)
    • Gina K Designs Heartfelt stamp set
    • Memento rich cocoa ink
    • Copic Sketch markers - RV21, RV23 RV25, YG11, YG13, YG17, E29 and E35
    • Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch
    • Tonic corner punch
    • Thanks rub-on
    • Silver flat-back gemstones
    • Pink and white dotted ribbon

    Wish

    **CHALLENGE WINNER**

    The theme of Karber Challenge 43 is "Use Your Scraps and a Karber Rubber/Clear Stamp or a Karber Digi." I chose the Cocktel Denny digi for my "Wish" card because I really love her! She's such a vamp! She's so much fun to color and make her gown sparkle!

    Recipe:
    • White, scrap of black and scrap of purple shimmer cardstock
    • Scraps of purple patterned paper
    • Karber Cocktel Denny digital image
    • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die
    • Copic markers: V12, V15, RV21, E00, E11, E35, E37
    • Sakura stardust and gold metallic pens
    • Gold glitter pen
    • Glossy Accents (on cocktail glass)
    • Silver organza ribbon
    • Large purple and small clear gemstones
    • Wish rub-on

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Sole Mates

    The second Touch Twin Challenge running this week is a color challenge. The colors to be used are frost blue, mint blue, terra cotta and mahogany. For my "Sole Mate" card, I used stamps from the Flourishes Feminine Charm stamp set (by Marcella Hawley) which are fabulous! This was great fun! I've also entered this card into the Flourishes Wacky World Card Making Eve Challenge!

    Recipe:
    • White, beige striped, brown polka dot, brown/blue Core'dinations and three shades of blue cardstock
    • Flourishes Feminine Charm stamp set
    • Memento tuxedo black ink
    • Spellbinders Labels Twelve die
    • Blue ink
    • Bic Mark-It Alcohol-based markers
    • Sakura gel and stardust pens
    • Blue flat-back pearls and gemstones
    • Blue funky fibers, bronze brads

      Wacky World Card Making Day Eve Challenge

      In honor of World Card Making Day on October 1st, Flourishes is putting on a Wacky World Card Making Day Eve Challenge! To play this color challenge, cardmakers are to think like a kid and share their favorite animated character, and make a card that's inspired by the colors in a photograph of that character. My all-time favorite animated character is Scooby-Doo, and I've chosen an internet picture of one of the many "scary" scenes with Scooby and Shaggy to inspire my "Sole Mate" card which is done in shades of blue and brown. I used stamps from the Feminine Charm stamp set by Marcella Hawley. This was awesome fun! I've also entered this card into the 9/26-10/8 Touch Twin Color Challenge!

      Recipe:
      • White, beige striped, brown polka dot, brown/blue Core'dinations and three shades of blue cardstock
      • Flourishes Feminine Charm stamp set
      • Memento tuxedo black ink
      • Spellbinders Labels Twelve die
      • Blue ink
      • Bic Mark-It Alcohol-based markers
      • Sakura gel and stardust pens
      • Blue flat-back pearls and gemstones
      • Blue funky fibers, bronze brad


      Here's the Scooby and Shaggy pic with the colors that inspired me:

      Charmed Cards & Crafts Mega Mega Mega Candy Giveaway

      OMG! Charmed Cards & Crafts is putting on the most AMAZING Blog Candy Giveaway that I have ever seen! It's running until November 1st and the requirement is to use a digital or stamped image that has been colored in, so I entered my Thanksgiving gift bag into the Charmed Cards & Crafts Mega Mega Mega Candy Giveway. For the focal image, I used stamps from the Gina K Designs Heartfelt stamp set and I layered the flowers for a 3-D effect. I am still shaking my head at this gift!! If I could only be so lucky...

      Recipe:
      • White, green and gold shimmer cardstock
      • Patterned beige and green stripe papers
      • Spellbinders classic ovals and lacey ovals dies
      • GKD Heartfelt stamp set
      • Memento rich cocoa ink
      • Bic Mark-It alcohol-based markers
      • Antique linen distress ink
      • Bronze embossing powder
      • Green ribbon, yellow flat-back pearl
      • Buttons, twine