Thursday, May 21, 2015

Challenge #112-"Black and White"

I am excited that Karen of Lunagirl and I are combining challenges.  Just think you can now enter both challenges with the same entry....a 2 for 1!  My DT and the members of the Lunagirl team have made some pieces to inspire you..  Please limit your entries to two on this blog...thanks.
The theme "Black and White" is one of my favorites.  I got going a little wild with my card this week.  I have a very busy designer paper which I have tried to calm down with some paper lace made with a Martha Stewart punch.  The beautiful dogwood is of course from Lunagirl and it is on a black center mat.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread.
Lunageirl gave us some lovely images to play with and I used this civil war portrait to make a stationery set with notelets.
Vee xx

Have you ever been to a black and white ball?  Well, you are invited to one now!  This is a 4x6 postcard format creation.  It is my invitation to you to join our black and white ball for the challenges sponsored both here at the cheerful stamp pad and also at lunagirl moonbeams.  All images on my postcard are from the "black and white" collage sheet by Lunagirl, resized to fit my format and with the words typed in by me.  Please join our party! 
I used one of the images from Lunagirl's civil war ladies-gents, kindly supplied by Lunagirl as sponsor of the challenge, printed out and matted on to black card with some lace at the side. The background paper is some that I got some time ago from PDA card and craft, flowers from Hobbycraft.
For the first week of Black and White, I made a card using an image kindly supplied by our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams and it is called Civil War Ladies and Gents. I layered it on two scrapbook papers and added some pearls, some flowers and a lace trim.Hope you continue playing along with us!
Week 1 of the Black and White challenge with Luna Girl I chose the Flower Line Art page, I loved the floral images and they were perfect for me to try out a Folded Screen card. I used the Fleur Dis lis border punch for the top of the screen and picked different patterned papers to go along with the flowers. I die cut butterflies out of a scrap of shiny white, buttons and dewdrops from my stash. More pictures on my blog.
Guest-Shelby Pizzarro
Guest- Corinne Marie

 Guest-Corinne Marie

I hope you enjoy the next couple of  challenges that The Cheerful Stamp Pad and The Lunagirl Moonbeams are having jointly.  Click on the badge for the Black and White challenge and visit Lunagirl's site with all the wonderful images being used here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Challenge Dates Change

Beginning this week my changes will still run for two weeks, but they will begin on Friday morning.  The current challenge will run the full term and end Sunday at midnight.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

More Fairies

This is the second week of the challenge theme "Fairies" and the Design Team has been busy. Hopefully after viewing what they have created, you will be tempted to enter the challenge. Just go to the shortcut at the top of my sidebar and it will take you directly to the original post.
My Sweet Pea fairy is on a designer paper background on which I have added some reflective stickers in two corners.  She is colored with Copic markers.  She is getting ready to water some flowers made with a Stampin' Up stamp and punch.  These are also colored with Copics and have a brad as the center.
For Week 2 of Fairies at The Cheerful Stamp Pad I used an image from Sweet Pea named Magic Spread by Ching-Chou Kuik. The lilies reminded me of stargazer lilies so I tried to replicate their colour. I used spica clear glitter pen on her wings. There are some awesome images at Sweet Pea Designs.
Hello. For the second week of our Fairies challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad I have made another project using the lovely Darkling image by Janna Prosvirina which is available from our sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps.  This time I decided to make a parchment piece.  I shaded the image which I had printed onto parchment, cut with spellbinders grand oval and layered onto a paper which had shades of purple and pink. I attached vintage ribbon around the perimeter and layered everything with foam mount onto lilac matte card then layered onto cream linen card. I finished with some gems and die cut corners. All The Best.  xx
I used Karen Middleton's 'butterfly blue' from Sweet Pea Stamps, colouring with spectrum noir pens and adding a few little stars. Background papers were freebies from magazines, corrugated strips, spotty ribbon and lace all from stash
For the second week of Fairies, I made a card using a lovely image designed by Ching Chou Kuik and you can find it at Sweet Peas Stamps. I coloured it digitally and layered it on two cardstocks. Then I framed  my fairy and added a couple of  ribbons, some crystals, some flowers, a trim and a sentiment.Hope you keep playing along with us. Have a magical week!
For the second week of the "fairies" challenge I've made an ATC with another darling fairy provided to our DT by our challenge sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps.  I printed this digital image on designer paper by Gecko Galz and colored it with colored pencils.  I added this to my ATC card base and decorated with borders and flowers.  I do love working with the darling images from Sweet Pea and I hope you will play for the chance to own some of these images for yourself
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Lunagirl Continues Mother Theme

Here is another piece of inspiration for the "Mother" theme at Lunagirl.  It is a tag showing that mother does a lot of multi-tasking.  The mother reads to her daughter while clothes dry on the line.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fairies Come Out on This Blog.

Fairies are coming out everywhere on this blog the next two weeks.  The Design Team has created a number of pieces  to inspire you.  Their images are from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I hope you will join us in this challenge for the next two weeks.
I just love the fairy images from Sweet Pea Stamps.  They are all gorgeous and it is hard to pick one as a favorite.  My rose fairy is printed on a piece of white cardstock and then I added some gold embellishment stickers to the corners..  The image was then placed on a piece of cardstock that I had altered a couple of years ago and never used all of it.  In the corner are some pick felt flowers with stones as centers.

For my card I used the lovely Ching chou kuik's 'magic spread' digi kindly supplied by our sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps. I coloured with spectrum noir pencils and cut the image with a Spellbinders nestie die, brushing with antique linen distress ink before removing from the die. This was then matted on to another Spellbinders nestie die cut using some matt gold card, which was also embossed. The paisley embossed background was created with an embossalicious folder using some cream card with gold glitter, brushing this with the antique linen ink, adding the strip of corrugated card, sentiment, gems and hessian and wood flowers. Everything was then matted on to matt gold card and then a kraft card blank. I based the card on a sketch - more info on my blog.
For the first week of Fairies, I used a lovely image kindly supplied by our sponsor Sweet Peas Stamps.  I colored my fairy digitally and layered it on scrapbook papers.Then I added some butterflies, flowers, crystals and a sentiment. I hope you keep playing along with us. Have a magical week!

For Week 1 of the Fairies challenge I chose this super sweet image coloured her in pink and fussy cut, I had the cloud background in the scrap folder. I added a couple of shiny butterflies and I haven't decided what I would use this for so left the sentiments off for now.

My ATC in celebration of fairies starts with this digital image from our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps printed on designer paper by Gecko Galz.  I colored the image with pencils, outlined in black pen and added the sun and flowers border.  This is such a wonderful challenge theme; I hope you will join us!
Hello, I used the lovely Darkling by Janna Prosvirina, which is available from out sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps.I coloured her with alcohol markers and layered parts of the image, I cut it with a Spellbinders grand nestie and used Distress Inks and roughed it a bit for a distressed look. I layered it onto a sheet of paper printed from Craft Artist and layered this onto pale blue card. I made a floral arrangement by curving a bough of purple flowers and placing this onto a nest of tattered florals cut from Tulle using Tim Holtz sizzix die. I finished off with a few leaves cut from Spellbinders. Finished piece is aprox 8 x 10 inches.All The Best. xx 
This challenge is being sponsored by the generous people at Sweet Pea Stamps.  Please visit their site and see if there is something you can used.  Just click on the badge above.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day

I wish each of you a very happy Mother's Day and hopefully you will be able to spend time with your children no matter their age.  Over at Lunagirl the Moonbeams are celebrating Mother's Day with a challenge.  Come join in.  Here is a fan I made for the occasion.

The fan uses some of the wonderful mother images at Lunagirl and I added flowers and an acrylic sentiment which says "Happy Mother's Day".  The Design Team would love to see additional entries.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Second Week of Challenge

This is the second week of my challenge "Owls".  If you have a chance, join in on the fun  by going to the shortcut at the top of my sidebar to find the challenge announcement and enter.
My card is made with one of the lovely images from my sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  A diecut is added for embellishment.
Hello My Lovelies!Did I tell you I love owls? No? But I do! So for the second week of Owls I made a card using another lovely image called Mr and Mrs and designed by Theresa Sherman which was kindly supplied by our sponsor Sweet Peas Stamps. I colored it with watercolor pencils and layered it on a book page and then on a scrapbook paper. I also added some chipboard flowers and a sentiment.Keep playing along with us and have an inspiring week!
For my card I used Concetta Kilmer's 'owl hearts' Sweet Pea digital image keeping the colouring to sepia tones, including a little distress sponging around the edges before tearing around a perspex oval template and using an offcut of brown card with a larger template to back the image. The background paper is actually from My Mind's Eye lost and found Christmas, but I think it can be used for occasions other than Christmas. This was wrapped in the centre by some lovely natural jute from Poundland, with  maroon offcut down the centre that matches the background, finishing with some lovely textured natural canvas and cork flowers, again from Poundland.
For the second week of Owls I chose a digi from Sweet Pea Stamps named Olivia and Peter by Norma J. Burrell. I coloured the image with Coastal Cabana Blendablities from Stampin Up, copics and spica glitter pen. The patterned paper is from Printworks, I picked up at a dollar store. The cardstock is Burmuda Bay and Kraft.
For week two of the "owls" challenge at the I've made a tag featuring a lovely owl and woman image from artist Norma Burrell and provided by our challenge sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps.  I printed the digital image onto designer paper from Gecko Galz and then colored the image with colored pencils and outlined it in black pen.  I added washi tape, letter stickers, a flower, ribbon, etc.
For the second week of our Owls challenge I have chosen this lovely image by Theresa Sherman called Mr and Mrs. It is available from our sponsor, Sweet Pea Stamps. I decided to make something with a rustic feel. I coloured Teri's image with alcohol markers and pencils and made a wall plaque using an MDF blank from Joanna Sheen. It measures 11 inches x 5 inches so it is a good size and holes were pre-drilled. I used Mod Podge matt to cover it with Tim Holtz Paper Stash from the 12x12 pad. The wooden leaf embellishment is from Artemio and I coloured it with alcohol marker. The frayed fabric flower is from Funky Junkie (cut from a roll) and I added metal leaves by Creative Expressions. I cut the letters from grunge paper using Tim Holtz Block Talk XL Sizzix die and coloured them with gold laquer pen. I made the hanger part from hairy string (twine) and wooden, painted buttons.
All The Best,

A special thank you goes out to Sweet Pea Stamps for sponsoring this challenge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Lunagirl Moonbeams' Challenge

This week at Lunagirl, the Design Team is focusing on "Mother" as that is the theme for this week.  I used one of the wonderful mother images at Lunagirl and added a couple of embellishments on which I also placed a blue stone to go with the  blue in the image.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Challenge #110 - "Owls"

Stampers will give a big "hoot" for this challenge as the theme is "Owls".  You may enter any type project as long as there is an owl on it.  The owl my be stamped, a digital or hand-drawn.
These cute little owls are from my sponsor "Sweet Pea Stamps" and they were placed on a background from Gecko Galz.  The branch they are sitting on a actually a piece of twine wrapped a couple of time around the background designer paper.
Hello!  Today we have a new challenge - Owls. I hope you will join in with our challenge and we are a mixed media blog so you can enter anything that fits the theme, card, tag, art journal, etc.I made a wall hanging.  The image  I used is the lovely Hoot Owl by Norma J Burnell. It is available from our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps as are many other beautiful digital and rubber stamps. 
I coloured two images with alcohol markers and layered parts. The background is a canvas board, 7 inches x 5 inches, I punched holes around the four sides with my crop a dile and inserted eyelets, I added texture with texture paste through a dotty stencil, painted it  with Heather matt chalk paint then inked through the Tim Holtz  trellis stencil with black soot distress ink. I threaded  hairy string (twine) through the eyelets and also through two metal  Graphic 45 flowers. I finished off with metal leaves. a corrugated cardboard butterfly and a Prima flower.

I love owls and here are two owls in love! We got some wonderful digital images from our sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps to work with.I printed the digital image onto paper by Gecko Galz and colored it with pencils.  I tore it and placed on some additional Gecko Galz paper and added lace and some hearts I punched from designer paper from my stash.
Week 1 of the Owls challenge, I chose this funky autumn owl, since we have been Zentanle-ing the past couple of weeks I thought I would use the same technique. I used the Fleur dis lis rectangle die and layered it on a sheet of patterned paper from Bo Bunny. The image is from Sweet Pea and is called Autumn Hooty by Concetta Kilmer.
Hello everyone!For the first week of Owls, I made a card using an image kindly supplied by our sponsor Sweet Peas Stamps. I colored it with watercolor pencils and I layered it onto a cardstock and a scrapbook paper. You can find both at Toke and Crie which is from Brazil. I also added some pearls, some buttons and a lovely sentiment. Keep playing along with us and have an inspiring week!
I recycled this lovely Sweet Pea Stamps image (Silentness (owl version) digi by Ching Chou Cuik) which had been coloured with spectrum noir pens and mounted on to a piece of blue angel hair and then on to a piece of white mulberry paper, with the addition of a few gems here and there to give a bit of bling. This was then mounted on to a piece of paper from a magazine freebie, with the lovely lace with ribbon slotted through.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Do You Zentang;e?

Do you Zentangle?  If so, this is the challenge for you.  The second week of the "Zentangle" challenge is here.  The DT would love to see your work.  Don't do the zentangle?  That's ok, do like the Design Team and use zentangle images.  These great images are from Sweet Pea Stamps.

Beginning with my newest team member Vee Cassidy, the Design Team shows what they created.
Good Morning
I am delighted to be joining Vicki and the lovely Design Team at The Cheerful Stamp Pad for week 2 of the Zentangle Challenge. I do hope you will join in. I was given this lovely digital stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps to play with. It is called Treat Hummer by Norma J Burnell. I coloured it with alcohol markers and polychromos pencils then went over it liberally with Sakura, Gold, Silver, Stardust and Glaze pens. I was not able to catch the shimmer properly in my pic, sorry, but there is a LOT of shimmer there! It is layered with black card and I added some die cut corners and layered it onto a zentangle backing sheet which I created in Craft Artist Professional 2 and printed onto super smooth digital paper, layered onto black card. 
All The Best, Vee xx 

My zentangle image is from artist Courtney McAnsh and was colored with Copic markers.  This was a fun image to color.   Every time I see a moon I think about dreaming, thus the sentiment.
Our DT is continuing to work with the zentangle art of Courtney McAnsh, designer of digital images at Sweet Pea Stamps, our challenge sponsor. I've taken Courtney's moon zentangle and combined it with images from Gecko Galz for my creation this week. I printed the wonderful digital moon image and colored it with colored pencils.  I used background paper and a vintage lady image from Gecko Galz and arranged them with the zentangle.  I added washi tape, a pink lace border, a white heart brad and the words "moon love" which I formed with vellum stickers.  I hope you will join our challenge!
I added more zentangle to Courtney McAnsh's zetangle elephant (click the link to see the original), kindly supplied by the Sweet Pea Stampers as sponsors of the challenge. The backing paper is some I've had for ages from PDA paper card & craft, on to which I added a cut out of faux black crocodile. The strip across the top is recycled from some craft packaging and the ribbon/bow is Papermania. I thought it was appropriate to add the Belated Birthday Wishes as elephants never forget ... but sometimes we humans do!
For the second week of zentangles, I made a tag using another image designed by Courtney McAnsh and you can find it at Sweet Peas Stamps. It is a lovely fairy which I colored with pencils and gel pens. I also added some fabric flowers, lace,ribbons, crystals and a cute wooden message peg. Hope you continue playing along with us!Have an inspiring week!
Card one
I couldn't decide which of the awesome digis I wanted to create with so I did both. The first card is a Halloween card (it isn't too early is it?) The image is by Norma J Burnell from Sweet Pea Stamps and is named Treat Hummer. Background from a Halloween pad and on my table there was a scrap of Halloween paper so I punched the edges and added some orange and white twine.
Card 2
This image is just gorgeous, of course I love cats the image is by Norma J Burnell at Sweet Pea Stamps named Cat's Cradle.  My light Spectrum Noir markers came to good use as I wanted a softer looking image. the background is from a different Halloween pack and the swirl was added as accent for the background.

Thanks go out to Sweet Pea Stamps for their sponsorship of this challenge.  Don't forget to go to the shortcut at the top of my sidebar to find the current challenge.