Thursday, July 30, 2015

Post Delayed

I  am in the process of moving so the challenge post for Friday will be delayed.  As you can see on my sidebar the next challenge will be  "Anything Goes" sponsored by Little Blue Button Stamps. Hopefully the challenge will begin Friday night or Saturday morning.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lunagirl's "Summertime" Challenge Ends Soon will be ending its challenge "Retro Summertime" soon, so if you haven't entered, hurry and join the challenge.

 I have used one of the great bathing beauties graphic sheets from Lunagirl as my focal point on my card.  The background was made with a collage stamp on an designer piece of cardstock.  I love the sentiment.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hearts and Flowers

This is the second week for the theme Hearts and Flowers.  It is such an easy theme. You can use digital or regular stamps or even hand-draw your images.  Let's see some more entries!  Just remember to not enter more than twice in order to be eligible for the prize. The Design Team has been busy at work.
I used a different approach to this card.  I wanted a little color without worrying about detail and I have gotten to really like working with watercolors.
For week 2 of Hearts and flowers I chose this gorgeous flower (marigold?) from Floppy Latte at Stitchy Bear Outlet. The card is 4 1/4 X 6 1/4 and used an ornamental lace die from the Momento Collection - Tied together. This die is from Couture Creations. I used some stardream paper in vanilla to cut the lace piece and layered it on Daffodil Delight cardstock. Cut the Happy Birthday out of a scrap of green cardstock then added the white heart.

For the second week of Hearts and Flowers, I made a card using a lovely image called " large shaded flower" which was kindly supplied by our sponsor Stitchy Bear. I colored it digitally and layered it on a black corrugated cardboard and then on a cardstock. After that I added some punched flowers, crystals, a blue swirl and a sentiment. Hope you keep playing along with us! Have an inspiring week!

Hearts and flowers are such lovely images to work with.  Our DT was given digital images from Stitchy Bear artist Floppy Latte to make our creations.  Here is my week 2 card -- the digital image is called "large shaded flower" and I printed it on Gecko Galz paper and then colored it with colored pencils. I cut that piece and layered it on a second piece of designer paper from Gecko Galz then added borders, distressing and a punched heart.  This card could be used for a birthday, get well, sympathy or any number of occasions.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week!
For my card for the second week I've featured both hearts and flowers, using the lovely 'flowers and lattice' image from Stitchy Bear's 'in the garden', coloured with chameleon pens and fussy cut to stick on a shaped card blank, adding the Kanban sentiment panel, gems and epoxy hearts.

All these wonderful images are by Floppy Latte which can be found on the Stitchey Bear Outlet Store.  Please go and visit their site as they have been so gracious to sponsor a number of my challenges this year.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Challenge #116 - "Hearts and Flowers"

I hope to see loads of entries for this challenge as it is very easy.    The theme is "Hearts and Flowers".  Your entry may have EITHER or BOTH hearts and flowers on it.  This gives you many possibilities.
You really can't tell by the scan, but t his is a very delicate-looking card.  I ran the white cardstock through the dotted embossing folder and.  On top of that I put the Floppy Latte image from Stitchey Bear Outlet with a grey mat.  As embellishment I place a silver trim and butterflies on the card.  The flowers were colored with Copics
For the first week of the Hearts and Flowers challenge I used this beautiful digi from Floppy Latte at Stitchy Bear. I used a sketch from The Crooked Stamper Sketch #6 and flipped it horizontal . I coloured the image with copics and used a black butterfly that was sitting on my table and added some pink rhinestones for the body. There isn't a sentiment on the front or inside as I like a few generic cards on hand and this image can be used for just about any occasion, I'm sure I will use this image  often too.
For the first week of Hearts and Flowers I used an image kindly supplied by our sponsor Stitchy Bear and it is called Almost kissing. It is a lovely silhouette. I attached corner border sticker and added a red rose after mounting my couple onto a cardstock and a scrapbook vintage paper. Hope you play along with us! Have an inspiring weekend!

Our DT was given digital images from Stitchy Bear artist Floppy Latte to work with for this challenge and I was asked to use a digital image called "Doves and Heart Frame."  I thought this image would make a nice wedding gift tag. I used some designer paper from Gecko Galz for the background and decided not to color the digital stamp but to just print it out, fussy cut it and add it to the colorful paper. I picked up on the white color theme by using a white die cut border, a white heart brad and white ribbon.  I also added a sentiment sticker from my stash.

I used the lovely dogwood image from Stitchy Bear's In the garden, kindly supplied by the sponsor, colouring this with chameleon pens and then die cutting using one of the Spellbinder marvelous squares die. The background paper is from a booklet of the Country Dairy of an Edwardian Lady collection which seemed appropriate for the card. Some spotty ribbon, lace, gems and sentiment finish off the card.

Lunagirl's New Challenge

Lunagirl begins a new challenge today.  It is Retro Beach Beauties.  Here is a card I made using one of the wonderful images.  Take a trip over to Karen's site and see all the amazing images.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Second Week of Challenge

The Cheerful Stamp Pad is  still having the Marie Antoinette challenge.  The Design Team looks forward to seeing what you create.  Below are some additional creations from the Design Team/
I was disappointed as to how this tag turned out.  I love the Lunagirl image, but after moving all my crafts stuff from one house to another, I was completely exhausted and couldn't really put my heart into it.  I hope to post another sometime this week after I find the item I need which are in one of many boxes.
I've made another tag this week and I call this one "Marie Flies Away."  The designer paper background on the tag base is from my stash but after that I used a bunch of images from Lunagirl.  The Marie image is from the "Marie" collage sheet.  The wings are from "Rainbow Wings,"  the fan is from "Fans," the postcard strip is from "Ephemera Memories" and the button I used at top for the hole is from the "Buttons" collage sheet, all by Lunagirl.  I added a brad by Tim Holtz, lace and ribbon to finish.
For the second week of the Marie Antoinette challenge I use the same collage sheet and made another ATC, When I saw the images I knew that is what I wanted to do with them. I fussy cut around the flourishes and layered it on a Fancy labels 8 die cut. I did use some spica glitter pens on the flourishes and added 4 rhinestones, I added it to a purple base.
For the second week of challenge 105 I once again used one of the beautiful images from Lunagirl's Marie Digital Collage sheet, using background papers that I've had for ages. The black flowers are Craftime and the centres were from the Hobby House.
For the second week of Marie Antoinette, I created digital card using an image kindly supplied by our sponsor Lunagirl Moonbeams. Most elements in my card are from the internet.Hope you keep playing along with us! Have an inspiring weekend.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gecko Galz Spotlight

Last month each of the members of the Gecko Galz Design Team was spotlighted and each showed some of the items they had I created using some of the great images of Gecko Galz.  It was so successful that they decided to spotlight each member again. I am spotlighted on the 9th of the month.

Basically we are using images for this month's Customer's Challenge which is "Seaside Memories".  Below is how I used some of the images.

The first thing I did was to alter a calendar/planner that I had.  To the right is a lovely seashell next to a starfish;,at the bottom center is a cute image of a little girl at the beach.  At the top of the calendar at the left is a small Gecko Galz image of a seahorse Additional embellishments include a black shinny black border sticker, and some stenciling, and a little scribbling.

Front of Memo Pad

Back of Pad
I took an old memo pad and decorated it with numerous GG images.  I first started with Gesso on the pad, and  added scraps of cardstock for the background.  In various places I added a little watercolor and then placed the images on the background and used a black marker to make some of the images to pop.

This card is a collage.  It has a little bit of everything.  Not only are there images from Gecko Galz, but there are some plastic colored fish, but a piece of tinted rubber matting.  All of this is on a watercolor background.
I am using watercolors again f or the background on t his card.  The collage is made of Gecko Galz images only.
Below is the Gecko Galz freebie from my blog.  Feel free to grab it and enjoy!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

No More Grey Skies!

We have had so many days with grey skies lately, that I decided to put in a little color with my card bu using watercolors.  The image and sentiment are by Our Daily Designs.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Marie Antoinetter

Instead of going to the fireworks last night, I made another Marie Antoinette card just as a reminder that she is the theme of my challenge the next two weeks.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Challenge 115- "Marie Antoinette"

Challenge # 115 "Marie Antoinette" begins today.  This is one of the more popular themes for a challenge on the net.  I hope you will look through your stash and make something that will be compatible with the theme.

I love making tags and have many in my studio, but I tend to let them sit around and not use them in cards or on journal pages.  This particular tag has a little bit of everything on it.  Beside the wonderful Lunagirl image, there is the use of watercolor, diecuts, stickers, and an old book page..  In addition I used text and a little scribble handwriting.
I used one of the beautiful images from Lunagirl's Marie Digital Collage sheet, using two pieces of K & Co paper that have been in my box for ages. The sentiment panel was from Kanban and the flowers from Hobbycraft.

The first week of the challenge Marie Antoinette I made an ATC (artist trading card) for the base I used a Fleur dis lis rectangle die and layered the image on gold paper, added a couple of pearls and coloured the flowers and leaves with spica glitter pens. We had a holiday on Wednesday July 1st it was Canada Day and it totally threw my schedule off having a holiday in the middle of the week. For my U.S. followers have a wonderful 4th of July.
For the first week of Marie Antoinette, I made a card using an image kindly supplied by our s
ponsor Lunagirl and it is called Queen Marie Antoinette in Gilt Frames. It is such a vintage beauty! I layered it on a scrapbook paper and on a blue cardstock. I also added some decorating paste flowers and pearls. When I think of Marie Antoinette, refinement and graceful approach to life crosses my mind and those things are still important. Have a creative weekend! Hope you continue playing along with us!
For the first week of this challenge I chose to make a tag.  I started with some designer paper from my stash which was already covered in French script.  I gave the paper a light going over with watered down white gesso.  Next I selected an image from the "Marie" collage sheet by Lunagirl and cut it out.  I also added a scene from the Lunagirl "dreams of Paris" collage sheet and a compass from the Lunagirl "winds and roses" collage sheet.  I arranged and adhered these pieces, distressed the edges and also added a prima flower, some washi tape and a fleur de lis brad.
Don't forget that this challenge is being sponsored by Lunagirl and it is in conjunction with their challenge.  You may use the same entry on both sites.  You have twice as much chance to win some gorgeous images at Lunagirl.