Friday, December 30, 2011

Flower Power

I've used Marci with a Rose for today's monochromatic card.  I've used quite a few of my favorite things in this card--spellbinder dies, punches, metal and Authentique Paper.  She is colored with copics and I've paper pieced her dress.  I've also added some WOC flowers and some metal butterflies for sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and Happy New Year.

Challenges for this card:
La La Land Crafts Challenge--flower power
Paper Sundaes--celebrate
Dutch Dare Card Challenges--my favorite things

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sparkly Tilda

Please excuse the picture, but I just can't seem to get the colors right.  The background was spritzed with diamond glimmer mist, but it really looks dirty in the picture, but definitely not in real life.

I've seen challenges lately for wintery cards, sparkly cards and star cards, so I thought I would combine the three ideas here.

All the stars are cut out using the spellbinders star die. I even made a line of stars going across the top, but it's not really all that visible in the picture. I guess that's what happens when you create a monochromatic card.  All the cut out stars are covered in diamond stickles for more sparkly. Tilda is colored using B000, B00, B01 copic markers.  She is also popped up on the card front.

Challenges for this card:
Magnolia Stamp Lovers
Paper Sundaes
Mojo Monday

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Vision in Yellow

Ahhhh....Authentique paper.  Don't ya love it?!  I really wanted a bright card today, and I feel like I've succeeded.   I've used two new dies from My Favorite Things, along with my copic markers to color up this gorgeous MFT image.

I hope your holidays were as good as mine.  My big news...........Ken and I got engaged!  Today I went dress shopping for the first time, and I actually found my dress.  The stars are definitely all in alignment for me.  I'm truly blessed.

Challenges for this card:

My Favorite Things Sketch MFTWSC51
Paper Sundaes Challenge 100
Reasonably Ribbon--anything goes and ribbon

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hippie Love

This is a Sugar Bowl delight--straight from Funky Kits---Hippie Love by Sugar Nellie.   I didn't use any dp for this card.  I created my own using a variety of cuttlebug folders.  I added some cuttlebug hearts and rubbed them with the lustre rub.  Lastly I added some glossy accents to the hearts on the image. 

Challenges for this card:

The Sugar Bowl
Tuesday Throwdown

Friday, December 16, 2011

Is it present time yet?

 This is my first stamp from The Cat's Pajamas...isn't he cute?  It's called Bearing Presents.  Copic colored of course, and I used some dp I got from my LSS Scrapbookers Anonymous.  Iused my snowflake cuttlebug die to create those snowflakes on the side. I used glitter paper for them too, for a bit of sparkle.

Hope you like it.  Janet

Challenges for this card:
TCP Tuesday 189
Celebrate the Occassion
Lexi's Creations
Mad for Markers
Mojo Monday
Paper Sundaes
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Sketch Day!

I'm playing along with the sketch over at Paperworks Co.  Here's the sketch we can use:

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used a little creative license with the sketch, but once I get an idea going, it's sometimes better to go with the flow.  I used the stamp called Flaky Friends.   I stamped it twice and cut out the little snowman and popped it up on the main image. Of course, I used copics to color these images.  I used my new spellbinders pennant die to make the tree, and then embossed it with the snowflake cuttlebug folder.  I added some stickles to go around the edge of the tree. I also chose non-traditional Christmas colors---so fun!

Please play along with us and submit your sketch to the Paperworks Co blog. It's tons of fun.  Happy Holidays to you all!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beautiful Green

I pulled out my Flourishes sets again and decided to try something different. Can you guess what it is?...................

No copics!  It's been ages since I've done a card without using my copic markers in some way.  I decided to create my own background paper, and I stamped the Butterflies and Blossoms set with versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.   The sentiment is from the Zinnias set.  It was also stamped with versamark and embossed.  I inked around the edges of the sentiment piece with my new TH christmas ink that new color.  I added some seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts and the brad is from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work.  Also, thanks for taking the time to comment.


Challenges for this card:

Friends with Kenny K

I'm late posting this. My apologies to all those who were looking for my Crafting When We can posting.

Our sponsor this week is Kenny K--gotta love those cool images!  Our theme is friendship so I made a card that I thought would be a perfect one to send to a friend.

As it's nearly Christmas we are running challenge #8 until 7th January so you will have plenty of time to join us over the holiday period.  If you'd like to join us, pop over here.

Challenges for this card:

Cute Card Thursday--anything goes
The Sketchy Challenge
OSAAT--use a digi

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sending You Love

Here's a stamp set that I've had for quite a while but haven't inked up.  I bet you don't have any sets like that, do you?!  I think that we all do, and it's high time that I get some ink on this lovely and create with it.

The stamp set is from My Favorite Things and it's called First Class Friend.  It's a stamp and die set, and it's a great one! I also used Hello Cupcake, also from My Favorite Things.

I inked up all the edges of the card using Night of Navy ink from SU.  Rhinestones were added for a bit of bling. Lastly, I used this week's sketch from My Favorite Things.

Hope you like it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Feminine Touch

It's another new release over at Flourishes next week and I'm playing along with their challenges.  For this challenge we are to create something with a feminine touch.  I chose some peach colored papers that have been in my stash for a while. I matched it up with some seam binding I ordered from Wild Orchid Crafts, along with the flowers.  The flowers were touched up with some diamond stickles.   I used Zva crystals as an accent.  I also used the sketch that was posted at Flourishes last week. 

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes Feminine Flair Challenge
Corrosive Challenges
The Crafty Pad challenge
Cute Card Thursday

Happy 7th Birthday

This is my last post for this year at Paperworks Co and I'd like to thank Peggy and all the girls for a wonderful DT term. It's been a blast!
This is my last project on Anything But A Card Sunday. I found this really cute sucker when I was out shopping, and thought it would make a great birthday treat. Here it is:
Isn't it adorable? !!!!!   I used the monkey stamp from the Jungle Jesters set.  He's called Mikey the Monkey.  I used E31 and E33 to color him up.  I used paper from my stash to create the holder and die cut out 7, which i inked with TH distress ink and added stickles for bling.
Happy Christmas everyone and enjoy the holiday season.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monochrome Marci

I was lucky enough to get to try out this new Marci stamp called Santa Marci.  She makes a great focal image, don't you think?

I used the monochrome theme and used C's and T's from my copic collection.  I inked up the scalloped oval and the tab on the side with brilliant white ink. I also used that same ink to stamp the sentiment, which is from a Flourishes stamp set.  The twine and buttons are from my stash and the black and white dp is ancient paper--definitely from my stash. I had a couple of bits left, and it worked well with this card.  You can't see it very well in this picture for some reason, but I blinged Marci up with some diamond stickles on all the furry pieces of her trim.  It looks nice and sparkly in real life.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I really love to hear from you.

Challenges for this card:

Inspiration Friday at La-La Land Crafts
I {heart} 2 stamp
The Paper Shelter
Creative Belli
Simon Says Stamp

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Be Brave, Fly Free

Here is another canvas I recently finished off.  I got the idea from Pinterest---yes I'm addicted ---and turned it into a canvas.  I used scrap paper for masking and sprayed the canvas with glimmer mist.  I used the cricut to cut out the letters.  The buttons were from my stash. I've been really building up a stash of buttons, so it was good to put some to use. The leaves and owl are from my stash as well.

Challenges for this canvas:

Speedy the Cat--favorite embellishment (buttons)
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
The Crazy Challenge--anything goes
Whimsy Stamps--anything goes

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Favorite Things--Release Day is coming up.

It's release time at My Favorite Things  .  The actual release takes place on Tuesday, December 6th and the information about it can be found here.   Have you been hopping along the past few days and seeing all the previews that the DT has created?  Wow--their work has been amazing and I've definitely got some of the new products on my wish list.

What's most important is that for every release there is a Guest Designer contest.  I've decided to play along this month, and the theme is Play Tag.  If you're interested in playing along too, check out all the information here.

I've created a tag and card/book with tag combo this month.  Here`s the two items together:

I used the Pure Innocence-Hello Cupcake stamp as the feature in my project.  I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the A la Mode set-Birthday girl-- on the tag on the front of the card/book. The pocket and tag on the card/book front are made with the Pretty Pocket die and stamp set

Here are some pictures of the inside of the card/book:

Here's a picture of the tag itself:

Some highlights for my project are:

1.  I dyed the seam binding to match the ink.  Put the seam binding in a plastic bag and add some copic refill.  Mix it well, and let it dry.
2.  I used the jelly roll pen throughout the project to add some slight bling.
3. I ran the tag through the cuttlebug using the snowflake folder.  I coated the debossed side of the tag with stickles and used a credit card to spread it thoroughly on the tag, being sure to fill in the debossed sections.   I used the credit card to wipe off the excess stickles and then dried it with my heat gun.

Thanks for looking at my projects today.  I've got some great competition for this month's GDT contest.  Cross your fingers for me.

Products used:
MFT Solid Bracket Border
MFT Oval Decorative Doily
MFT Pretty Pocket Die and Stamp Set
Stickles--diamond dust
Jelly pen--clear
Soukwang tape
TH Antique Linen ink
Momento Ink
Buttons from my stash
Seam Binding
Copics--E27, 50, 53, BG45, T2,4, R39
Cuttle bug snowflake folder
Heat gun

Challenges for this project:

MFT GDT Contest
Paper Play Challenge 48
Simon Says Stamp
2 Sisters Challenge
Sassy Studio
Bizzy Bec's--anything goes
Stamping Royalty
Sassy Cheryl
Creatalicious Challenges
Bling It On
Christmas Blog Challenge
 Fab N Funky

Anything But A Card Sunday

 I'm creating for the Anything But A Card Sunday this month at Paperworks Co, so let's get started, shall we?!
Have you seen those cute little gift boxes that people are making? I really like them but they are so small as you use a 6x6 piece of light patterned paper. I decided to make it bigger, so I used a full sheet of light patterned paper...light weight paper is the best.
Here it is:

I decided to use the Rocky the Raccoon stamp which is available here.  Isn't he cute?  I colored him with copic makers  (C1,3,5) and added some pearls to the scalloped circle Spellbinder die cut. 

I wanted to make a treat box that would hold some Hershey kisses, and this one is big enough to hold at least 6.  It would make a great party favor or a small treat for someone special.

If you'd like to try one of these treat boxes, here's the link to the instructions and pattern.

Happy Sunday!  It's the weekend!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

An EveryDay Princess

I've been big into canvas' lately, and this is one of the latest ones I have created.  I also really love the 'She' sayings, so I put that together with a Tiddly Inks image. Voila!

The Tiddly Inks image I used is called Everyday Princess.  She's a wonderful digi stamp. I really love the saying I've included,   "She ignored people who said it couldn't be done".  It's a canvas that I've got on display in my classroom at the college.

To make the canvas, I covered a plain white canvas with gesso. Then I placed some punchinella from Gauche Alchemy and painted over it with acrylic paints.  Then I used my Balzer Designs stencils and some Glimmer Mist and srayed them randomly over the canvas.  I painted the chipboard letters, then coated them with stickles for a bit of sparkle. I colored up the princess with copics, cut her out and then adhered her to the canvas with mod podge.  I used glossy accents to stick the letters onto the canvas, then once dry, I covered them with mod podge too.  Lastly, I added a red rhinestone to the Princess' crown.

Thanks for stopping by and I'm hoping you are having a wonderful weekend.

Challenges for this canvas:

Tiddly Inks--Anything goes
Gauche Alchemy Flickr group
Art Journal Every Day Flickr Group

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bring Back Beautiful

This is the inside:

I had to join in on the Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful challenge this month.  The challenge is to use a fold, so I made my own card up this time.  I really wanted an envelope look, so I created my own and used an old border die from Spellbinders to add some zing to the edge of the card.

I inked the edges of the card with mustard distressing ink, on both the outside and inside of the card.  I colored the image with Copics and stamped the image three times, so that I could cut out two butterflies and pop one up on the front and stick one on the inside.   Lastly, I added a button and some twine from my stash to keep the card closed.

I hope your week is going's halfway done!

Challenges for this card:

Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Tilda

I haven't created a Tilda card in ages.  It was so nice to pull out a Tilda stamp and create with her.  I got this great paper at my LSS this weekend....Bo Bunny I think. It's full of sparkles and teal and brown--all my favorites.   I also got to use my new memory box die..woohoo!

Challenges for this card:

The Classroom--color swatch challenge
Magnolia Down Under--snow
Color Throwdown Challenge
Paper Sundaes--winter wonderland

Monday, November 28, 2011

Icy Stardust

This is my entry into the Sugar Bowl challenge this week. I just purchased Stardust this past week, and had to ink her up right away.  I must say that Funky Kits has the best shipping ever!  It only took 5 days for my stamps to arrive here......compared to almost 2-3 weeks from the US!  Isn't that amazing!  You rock, Funky Kits.

Since the theme is ice and snow, I decided to go with a blue theme. I used a variety of BG and B markers from copic to color the image. I used the cuttlebug snowflake folder and embossed the dark green paper behind the image. I then spread Diamond Stickles all over this to give it some shimmer.  I did the same to the snowflakes I die cut.  I also added the same stickles to the stars.

I'm having a hard time getting a good picture of this card so I'll try in different light later on.  My apologies for that.

Challenges for this card:

The Sugar Bowl
Paper Sundaes--winter wonderland
Back in Time Challenge--I'm basing my card on Oct 2,2010 Glitz challenge post
Friday Mash Up

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Snowman Time

We are definitely into winter here, and have about 3 inches or so of snow already.....and some has already melted!  We've even hit the -25C mark a few days!  BRRRRRRR.

This cold has got me thinking of snowmen and I made this card as a sample for the copics class I was teaching yesterday at Scrapbookers Anonymous in Winnipeg. (waving to Marilyn and all the wonderful women there.)

I have seen the layout on a blog somewhere but I didn't save the address, so if you know who originated this layout, please let me know so I can credit her here.  It's a gorgeous layout isn't it?

I used spellbinders metal sheets and embossed it with a cuttlebug folder.  I adhered it to the cardstock base and then worked on the snoman.

I used copics to color the snowman--R27,29, YR68, B000, BG000,G0000, B0, W0 and the blender pen.  This image is a Mo Manning image available here.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for all your comments. They are very much appreciated.


Challenges for this card:
D2P Challenge--snowmen
Paper Sundaes--winter wonderland
Shopping Our Stash--winter
Cupcake Inspirations #138--I focused on the reds.
2 Sisters--holiday
Totally Papercrafts--holiday
Fairy Tale Challenge

Friday, November 25, 2011

Touchy Feely

That's the theme for this week's Recipe Friday!  It's Janet here and today we are asked to use an animal image, texture and two embellishments.  Wanna see what I came up with?  Here it is:

I used this cute Rachelle A Miller image called Puddles of Fun.   I stamped it twice and cut out the largest duck and then glued yellow flower soft on it.  I added some brads and a cute resin flower.  The paper is from Authentique.  So yummy!

I'd love it if you played along with us this week.  Play along with at least two of our Sketch and/or Recipe challenges by the end of the month, and you’ll be entered to win YOUR CHOICE of TWO PWCO RUBBER STAMPS OR November’s PaperCard Kit! You don’t have to use PWCO images to play, but we’ll throw your name in for the prize twice as often if you do!

Challenges for this card:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sale Alert

Michael's has Ott lamps on sale for $17.99.  If you don't have one, or never tried it,. they are so worth it. I love mine and it's great to use when the lighting is low and you're coloring.  It's available on thursday from 4pm - 10pm.