Tuesday, February 24, 2015

sos190 - Happy Birthday with a very sparkly cake

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use something that comes in a jar or use a jar image.
For my card I used one of my House Mouse decoupage sheets and since the cake looked big and empty I covered it with Vintage Lilac Embossing Tinsel and added a Happy Birthday die cut.

Challenges:
House Mouse & friends Monday challenge - Friends or anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration - cute critters
613 Avenue create - anything goes + happy birthday

Friday, February 20, 2015

CCK So Long Yesterday

It's Friday and that means my turn to post at Ching-Chou Kuik's  challenge and inspiration blog.
Today I'm featuring a digi called So Long Yesterday - you can find it here.
The image was colored with my mix of alcohol markers, mostly Copics. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up and all the other goodies are from my stash.

Challenges:
Scrap & Craft - Birthday
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - use a die
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - bingo (diagonal - ribbon, die cuts, pearls)
Come and Get It - Birthdays
ABC challenge - D is for Die cuts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SOS189 - Christmas Cottage in Sepia

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to be inspired by a movie.

My card was inspired by a movie called Christmas Cottage and it's based on true story of young Thomas Kinkade. So what's not to like on Christmas movie especially if Thomas Kinkade is played by Jared Padalecki :)
The stamp is called Snowy Postcard and it's from Stampendous.
I wanted it to be masculine, so I kept it pretty simple with only a bit of gold (gold shimmery CS and I used the gold pen to highlight the frame) and one snowflake.

I'm entering it into these challenges:
The Glory of Christmas - monochromatic
Holly Jolly Christmas - non traditional Christmas colors
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything Goes + use a die (snowflakes)

Friday, February 13, 2015

CCK - Awake in Purple Dream

Here is a brand new card I made for Ching-Chou Kuik;s Challenge blog with another beautiful digi - this one is called Awake in Purple Dream. You can find it in her Etsy store - here.


Keeping with the name of the image I used lot of purple and shimmery papers for soft and dreamy look. The image was colored with a mix of alcohol markers. 
I wanted to keep the card easily mail-able so I only added a bow and couple of pearls for decoration.

If you like Ching-Chou Kuik's images, there is a special going on right now (and there is another new image):


Challenges:
Cards und more - purple, gray, turquoise
Southern Girls - winged things
Simply Create too - Anything Goes
Sister Act  - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SOS188 - Spring hedgie

Good morning! This week we have a fun challenge over at Shopping Our Stash - use toilet paper or paper towels on your project, as a tool or be inspired by it.
For this card I adhered a piece of TP to my CS and then run it through inked embossing folder. That's how I got the yellow background layer..it's quite soft, but you have to look very close to realize it's a TP. Hedgehog is from a Penny Black spring set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers

Friday, February 6, 2015

CCK Gentle Heart

Here is my Ching-Chou Kuik inspiration post for this week. This week I got to play with the sweetest digi called Gentle Heart.

Since our January challenge calls for tearing, the smaller DP layers have all edges torn.The circles and the main panel were heavily distressed.
Image is colored with Copics and the background with Prisma pencils. Papper are from MME, lace and ribbon from my old stash.

Challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity - with love
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Love is in the Air
Outlawz Tuesday Challenge - inspired by heart image

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SOS187 - Inky leaves

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use our oldest ink.
My oldest inks (still in existence) are little inks spots from Stampin Up from the time when these were the In Colors. They were a little dry, but I had reinkers - so no problem.

I used the new white on white resist paper from Sale-a-bration brochure and sponged one with River Rock & Wild Wasabi and the second one with Purely Pomegranate & Groovy Guava inks.
Then I used the small butterfly stamp from Butterfly Basics stamp set & matching framelits.

Challenges:
Through the purple haze - anything goes
My Time to Craft - bugs & insects

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SOS186 - Love Me Do

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Love Me Do.
I'm not making Valentine's day cards so I made this vine (or other) bottle tag - using my friend Lisa's instructions and supplies
the tag started as printed Kraft paper, then I stained it, stamped it with SU roller. The lips are not a stamp, but actually my lips kissing the paper - using regular lipstick and then embossing it with pink EP. The Eifell tower is also embossed and the dotty  heart is made with pearl pen. Then just some lovely lace with roses and chipboard heart and a lovely tag is done.

Challenges:
Just Inspirational - heat embossing
Through The Purple Haze - Love is in the air
Perfectly Rustic - Hugs & kisses

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ching-Chou Kuik - Hi Deer

This week I got to play with Hi Deer image from Ching-Chou Kuik and here is my card:

I'm tired of winter and wish for spring so I used fun cheerful colors and a lot of flowers. I colored the image with markers and shaded the sky with Prismacolor pencils.. 
The background papers have been in my stash for so long that I have no idea where they come from. Card stock is Mossy Meadow from SU.

Challenges:

Crafter's Cafe - stitching
Digistamps for Joy - Bingo (flowers/free/two or more layers)
Little Red Wagon - shhh (no text or sentiment)
Without Words - dreaming of spring

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sweet Pea Stamps - Calla Lily Valley

here is a card I made for the first part of the Progressive challenge on Sweet Pea Stamps Facebook group. The theme is Anything Goes with Sweet Pea image.
I used a Ching-Chou Kuik image called Calla Lily Valley and colored her with alcohol markers (Spectrum Noir  & Blendabilities). Added some Stickles here and there and a glittery butterfly.

I'm also entering it into these challenges:
Crafty boots - butterflies
The Crazy Challenge - embossing
Pile it on - Fantasy