Monday, May 30, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Black & White with a splash!


This week our task was to make a Black & White card, adding a splash of colour. I used this adorable little lamb image from a fun and expensive set called baby boy. This set includes 6 sweet little stamps for a wee little price of $4.00. Check out the unmounted overstock bin
you can find all sorts of adorable images there! What a great deal!

If you'd like to play along with the challenge, hop on over to the Outlines Blog. You could win a $25.00 Gift Certifcate just for playing along, using your Outlines Stamps.

If you're enjoying Memorial day, hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Holiday MondayH

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flower Soft Sponsor's Bugaboo Stamps!

Please Scroll down for my C4C Challenge!

This week, Flowersoft is sponsoring the Bugaboo Stamps Challenge Blog. I've had the Opportunity to work with Jody's images before as part of the Totally Stampalicious Design Team
However, this image, Ava Flower is a digital image that is exclusive to Bugaboo Digital Stamps

LinkI used this fun Upcyle DP, Which I picked up at Outlines Rubber Stamps, who also happeLinkn to carry Flowersoft! In terms of Flowersoft, I alternated on the flower Petals Between Baby Pink and Peony Pink. I also added some Lemon Yellow To the centre of the flower prior to topping it off with a pearl! Ava is coloured in Copics of Course, with some White Gel Pen highlights! Follow the Links on my sidebar to the Flowersoft Website to find the colours I've listed.

The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the Back2Basics Stamps set from the {Stamps} of Life. I believe that was the first set that Stephanie Released and I still come back to it quite often!

Anyhow, if you'd like to play along with the Catch the Bug Challenge, you can find all the details HERE

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Crazy 4 Challenges #89-It's a great day for a Vakay!

This week, our Crazy Hostess with the Mostest, Joanne is finishing up her month of challenges with a Vacation or Favourite Pastime theme. So get out your stamps and show us your stuff!!!!

For my card, I used this fun set from My Favourite Things Pure Innocence Collection called Are we There Yet?. I coloured the sweet little girl up with Copic Markers. I absolutely ADORE this textured two toned paper by Bazzil. This colour is so yummo to me that I can hardly stand it........This is the second card I've made using this colour and I'm sure that you will probably see more of it from me!!! The Strip of DP hails from the jillibean soup Spotted Owl Soup Collection and I got it HERE

Make sure you link up your creation on the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog Site!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge # -Acetate

It’s time for another Stampotique Designer’s Challenge. This week Willy is challenging you to use ACETATE in your creation. You can make your whole creation of acetate or just use a little piece of acetate in it… there are so many possibilities.

Take a look at the fabulous Design Team samples for a lot of inspiration. Please remember, this week is a Stampotique Originals stamps only challenge so take out your Stampotique stamps and join us for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to shop at Stampotique Originals.Link up your creation here and don’t forget: only one entry per person please!

For my focal point, I used Relaxin, one of my favourite Daniel Torrente images. I coloured her with Copics and cut out all around the image. I then added a cut out to my card base using a floral nestabilitie. I added some dimension to my acetate by running it through a cuttlebug folder and created a floral border with a cool embellie that I found in the Bargain Bin at M's!

For the interior I wanted to imitate a rainfall like pattern and add a little bit of oomph behind the acetate , so I used the Strung Background Stamp. I then stamped the sentiment-Quiet Place in not quite navy ink. Lastly, I added tad of white gel pen around the cut out border and to add highlights to the image!!!

Hope you'll play along


Monday, May 23, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Make it Masculine!

Happy Monday Morning! If you're a fellow Canuck, here's hoping that you're enjoying this nice long weekend.........Our Challenge today is to created masculine themed Cards. I used this fun necktie image along with a celebrate your day sentiment, both which can be located on the Outlines Store Website

Guess what's new? You can also play along with this challenge, using your outlines stamps. For all the details in regard to the challenge, make sure you check out the Outlines Blog. Hope that you'll play along, you could be the winner of some Outlines Stamps!h

Have a fabulous Monday and don't forget to visit my fellow DT members blogs to see their creations!

Happy Stamping

Saturday, May 21, 2011

C4C88-Funny Bone!

This week, our challenge is to used humour in our cards. Totally Stampalicious Stamps are absolutely perfect for this challenge as they have some of the most humorous sentiments to match their fun sets! They just happen to be our sponsor for this week as well!!!

I used Exercise Stella for my card! Isn't she fun?? I coloured her with Copics and used some DCWV DP to match the colours in the image

Want to play along and win a fun prize? Make sure you link your creations up HERE and while you're at it............check out what my fellow crazy girls have been up to!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday Barb!!!!

It's Barbara Anders Birthday today and her Creative Pals are having a Birthday Blog Hop to help her celebrate. I've never had the pleasure of meeting this Dirty Girl face to face, but she is a sweet lady and a constant source of inspiration! If you've been hopping already, then you've arrived from the lovely Lynda's blog. If you haven't been hopping yet, you really should as the lineup of stampers for this hop are truly talented!!! I hope that you have an amazing day Barb and that you celebrate many many more Happy Birthdays!

For my card, I used this fun new image from the {Stamps} of Life. Scream4icecream includes a lot of sweet and creamy images!!! the Happy Birthday is from the Back2basics set and Make a wish can be found in the HappyBday2you set.

I coloured the ice cream cone in with Copic Markers. The Designer paper is from the SEI Corrine collection. The Bakers Twine can be found at the Twinery.

Hope you all have a wonderful hop along to Christina's blog to see her amazing Birthday Greeting

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SDC30 Recycle!

This week, Valerie is excited to challenge us to make use of items that might otherwise be destined for the landfill by re-using them or re-purposing them into a unique piece of art. The design team has pulled out all of the stops to provide the most wonderful inspiration for this challenge!!

Join our fabulous design team and create a project using stamps from any company for your chance to win a $30 Stampotique Originals gift certificate. We will randomly pick a winner with the announcement of the next challenge.Make sure you load your creations HERE


For my card, I used these three fun and freaky images: Santa Baby , Noelle and O Joy. The Jingle sentiment on the tag is from the Jingle Bells sentiment. I masked the images before colouring them in order to have Noelle take the forefront ahead of her gruesome boyfriends

In terms of recycling, the cross hatch dp behind the main image is actually a packaging card from some Jillibean Tags. The Jingle tag on the card is an actual tag that I recycled off a Pier One Bubble Bath. I simply stamped the Jingle Bell sentiment and cut out the "Jingle" to fit the middle of the tag The sparkly Ribbon was also taken from the Ornament Shaped Bubble Bath.

Lastly, the silver beading was rescued off some venetian blinds that were in my father's salvage pile........... I have several yards of this and like to use it from time to time. The images were coloured with Copic Markers with some silver gel pen accents!

Sure hope you'll play along with us!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Focus on Florals!

Good Morning! Hope you've all been well. Things have been pretty crazy in my life lately and I'm sorry I've been scarce! Anyway, our DT task for this week is to make a card focusing on Floral Images. I chose this pretty image, as I thought it would be just perfect for this challenge. The sentiment is from the inner square of this stacked image: To you -sm square. I used a marker on only the words and then punched around the sentiment with the small tag punch from Stampin' Up! I coloured the image with Copic Markers, adding a wee bit more dimension with a Light Blue Viva Decor Pearl Pen as well as a touch of Sunny Yellow to the middle of the pink flower.

I embossed the card front using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added a tiny bit of linen thread to attach the tag to the Hat image as well as a flower from Prima to ground the tag sentiment. The wee pearls are dollar store finds.

Hope you have a wonderful week and follow the links on my sidebar to check out the gorgeous DT creations

Happy Stamping!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Button Up!

This weeks challenge is to use buttons on your card! This new Spring Image MeadowBright was the perfect image to showcase buttons in the middle of the flowers. I coloured the cheery scene with Copic Markers and added some hemp twine tied buttons to the middles for dimension and variety! You can find the tiny sentiment here. I kept the card base simple with some Mustard and Chocolate cardstock!

Please follow the links on my sidebar to see what my fellow DT members have been up to!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Outlines Monday Designer Challenge-Round the Corner

Made a quick and easy card for this challenge! The task this week was to have rounded edges on your creation! Using this sweet Murtle Stamp made this card work up very quickly! I added to the "Round" Theme by embossing my card front with a Cuttlebug embossing Folder. Murtle was coloured in with copics, the center of the flower "popped" by adding a Yellow Pearl Pen Pearl, one of many colours of Vivah Pearl Pens available at Outlines.

The Tiny Thinking of You sentiment is available HERE

Head to my sidebar to check out the rest of the DT creations!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Stampotique Designers Challenge #29, It's Sketchy!

Kim Howard has designed a Fabulous Sketch for us to play with this week! This week, I give you a sketch. This challenge is a STAMPOTIQUE only stamps week, so we encourage you to break out your Stampotique stamps and join our creative design team for your chance to add to your stamp collection with a prize of $30 gift certificate for stamps at Stampotique. We will randomly pick a winner with the announcement of the next challenge.

I was in a monochromatic mood when I created my card and I used the fabulous Minkygirl and Toby as my focal point. I added a touch of shading with my Cool Grey Prism Pencils, but just a touch. DP is from Stampin' Up! Cobweb Punch is a Martha Stewart Border Puncn. I added some dimension to the black panel with a Tim Holtz embossing folder by Sizzix.

Here's the Sketch so you can play.........please link up your creations HERE

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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