Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Sweet Celebration

Here is my last entry for the 5 year Birthday celebration at Flourishes.  I stamped this image with momento ink and then colored it with copics.  Tada!

Challenges for this card:
Flourishes 5th Birthday Celebration--sweet

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Happy Birthday!

or merry christmas, or just happy present day.  I've created another CAS card, using a banner and one of the stamps from a Christmas set at Flourishes.  Here it is:

I usually like to make cards that can be used for a variety of situations, and I think this one fits the bill.  I didn't even use copics on it, which is a  big deal for me.

I'm off to brunch with friends--that's such a nice way to start the day. I hope you have a terrific one!

Challenge for this card:
Flourishes--It's A Banner of a Day

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Merry Christmas

Another CAS card.  Can you believe that I've got a good stash of Christmas cards?  Such a nice feeling. I'm glad I took out this Flourishes set this weekend and inked it up.  I also decided to use some non-traditional colors as well.

Hope you like it. Janet

Challenges for this card:

Flourishes 5th Anniversary--colorful celebration
Simon Says stamp and Show--anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy--use a sentiment
Cupcake Inspiration

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spotlight a CAS card

I've been tackling some CAS cards and here is another one:

I've used the zinnia stamp set from Flourishes.  I find it a really versatile card.  I also like to make most of my cards without a sentiment on them. That way, I can use them for any occasion. 

I decided to spotlight the image, so I stamped it twice on copic paper. I colored one image and then used my circle punch to punch out one portion of it.  I added a foam dot the back of the circle and adhered it to my card to match the image below.  I also added some stickles to the centre of each flower. The picture really doesn't do that part any justice though.  It does really sparkle.

On a side note, I just found out that John McDermott will be in Winnipeg on August 31st at The Forks, performing with the symphony. I'd really like to go. I just love his voice.

Challenges for this card:

Stampotique Designers Challenge--one layer 
Flourishes Anniversary Challenge--add some sprinkles
Simon Says Stamp and Show--anything goes
No Matter Which Challenges
The Sisterhood of Challenges

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's all about Kraft!

I'm in love with Kraft paper this week. I created another card, using some stamps from Flourishes. Here it is:

I believe I used the Zinnia stamp set. I also used some MFT dies and sponged the edges with SU chocolate chip ink.  Lastly, I added some pearls, ribbon and twine.

I hope you like it and have a happy Monday.


Challenges for this card:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday
Wags and Whiskers Challenge (my fav is Kraft!)
The Cutie Pie Challenge--borders and frames

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Krafty Day

I was really inspired by the cards Julia Stainton has up at The Classroom.   Here`s one I made today.

I`ve used only dies from My Favorite Things today.  I think I have used four in this card:  Mix and Match Banner dies, Mini Tabs Foursome die, Chevron Stripes die, and lastly the Botanical Beauty die.  I`ve always loved the dies from MFT. They work so easily and can work on both scrapbook layouts and cards.

The stamp is also from My Favorite Things. I believe it was from a triple scoop set I got a while ago.

All the cardstock is kraft paper and the papers that I used for the flower was from an old book that I got at a local thrift store.  I used white ink for the sentiment as well as to sponge around the edges.

I`m entering this card into the My Favorite Things challenge.  The winner is lucky enough to be a guest designer for MFT for the month of Sept!  I think that`s really exciting and a top notch prize. If you`re interested, you can get all the details here.  Why not whip up a card yourself and join in.

Oh yah, since I`m entering this card in the Scrapbookers Paradise challenge, I need to mention that I`m not near any of their stores. However, I was lucky enough to visit 2 in Calgary a while ago.  Great sure to check them out.

Challenges for this card:

MFT Guest Designer Challenge for September
Timeless Tuesday at Flourishes
My Mums Craft Shop
Scrapbookers Paradise Challenge