Thursday, April 17, 2014

Here and forever spring notebook

Here is a spring looking altered composition notebook I made. I went a little crazy and used anything and everything I had on hand :)
The woodland fairy  is a digi from Sweet Pea Stamps called Here and Forever
 as you can probably see I used a lot of yellow acrylic paint, some green too... there is also a doily, embossing paste, shabby green frantage embossing powder, prima flower and charm, washi tape, pearls and butterflies....

and here is a close-up:
Challenges:
One Sweet Challenge - Ringing in Spring
The Crazy Challenge - Spring Is Here
Make My Monday - mythical creatures
Anything But a Card - Spring

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SOS145 - Faux Patina Celebration

Happy Tuesday, and Happy April 1st! This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Faux Sure, and in honor of April Fool's Day, we'd like you to use a faux technique.
There is plenty of faux techniques I did not try before and I decided to  try the Faux Patina technique.
I used a sketch from Paper Crafting Challenges.
  and here is a detail

Challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - make your own background
Challenges & Candies - Embossing

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SOS144 - Oldest tree

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we would like to use your  Oldest Tree Stamp.
My oldest tree stamp set is Lovely As A Tree from Stampin Up and since it's still cold and freezing here I made a CAS Christmas card:

 Challenges:
Amusing Challenge - sponging
Glitter & Sparkle - Add some Blue
Just Us Girls - inspiration image (inspired by different shades of blue)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

SOS142 - Sentiments Only

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is Sentiments Only, and we'd like you to limit your images to words -- no other stamped images can be used.
here is my card - I used my new favorite technique - sunburst made with patterned papers and a lovely sentiment I got from somebody a long time ago
papers are from a retired SU pack and the dimensional flower is made from several flat flowers.
I'm entering it into:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Be Sentimental

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sweet Pea Stamps design team call

Sweet Pea Stamps are having a design team call, so since I just looove their stamps I decided to give it a try. Here is a card I made:

I used one of older Ching Chou Kuik's mermaids - I don't know the name, but if you do I would be grateful if you let me know.
Image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and embellished with Stickles.
If you would like to see more of my Sweet Pea Stamps creations check out these blog posts:
Northern Nightfall
Dark Lilies
Katie

I'm entering it into these challenges:
Make My Monday - grown up card
Make Something Monday - use stamping
As You Like It - favorite 3D texture and why - I love feather and flowers (make people want to touch and explore the card)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SOS140 - Heavy Metal Rainbow

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to use metal...
well, why use just one brad if you can use a hundred or so :)
..and believe it or not, you don't even notice anything missing in my brad stash :)

Challenges:
Card Mania - use a sentiment
Less is More - metal
Crafting for all seasons - sentiment as a focus

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SOS139 - Embellish me

This week at Shopping Our Stash we want everyone to make their own embellishments.

for my project I made my own rolled flowers. For the big one I used 2 die cut pieces of  SU spiral flower die and the small ones are made from a large scalloped circle. All pieces were distressed, glimmer misted and  scrunched before rolled into roses.
I re-purposed a Crystal Light container and filled it with single serve cappuccino packets. Paper and sentiment are from SU, sparkly velvet ribbon from a dollar store :)
Challenges:
The craft place - make or alter a box
The ABC Challenge - F is for flowers
Brown Sugar - punches or die cut
Scrapbook Stamp Society - make your own flowers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SOS138 - Shiny Dark Lilies

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week our theme is Oh, Shiny, and we ask you to use something shiny on your card.
For my card I used a Sweet Pea image (again) from Ching-Chou Kuik called Dark Lilies

The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I used stickles on the lilies, in her hair and on the flowers too
and here is a detail:

Challenges:
ABC Challenge - E is for Embellish (flowers, ribbon, butterfly)
Crafts Galore Encore challenge - bling
Card Makin Mamas - make it sparkle
Southern Girls - Bling, Bling, Bling

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SOS137 - Love Me Tender

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Love Me Tender and we ask you to make something with the theme of Love or Valentine's Day.

For my card I used Ching Chou kuik's Poppy, from the Mist from Sweet Pea Stamp and colored the image with alcohol markers. Paper and card stock is from Stampin Up.

One Sweet Challenge - Love
Sweet Pea Stampers - Valentine/ Love
A Creative Romance - Show some Love
Sister Act - anything goes

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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