Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mojo - Snowmen Gang

Another stamp set inked - this is #20! This set is from SU.
The sketch is mojo, and I coloured the image with my copics.
The snowflake embellies are all from the dollar store, as is the feather. The pearls are a wedding pearl spray. The sparkle on the snowmen is Ranger stickles.

An Orchid Greeting

Another stamp set used - this is a Stampendous set called Orchid Greeting. The sketch is *kinda* the latest mojo.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

An Ugly Card

This is for a birthday challenge over at ISC - use up some UGLY patterned paper - here's mine. Believe it or not this is K&Co paper! Just to be on the safe side of UGLY, I added the ugliest embellie sticker I could find! Gaak!

My challenge for this week over @ ISC

It's my turn for the challenge at ISC this week, so I've posted a 'felt' challenge.

Any card, any occasion, homemade felt embellie, or purchased.

I made this ghost with a cuttlebug die, the Quickkutz grave yard embossing folder, some white ink, and a Studio sticker. I inked the punched moon with 'Going Gray' from SU. The ribbon is from the dollar store.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My 17th Wedding anniversary

October 23, 1993 was sunny and warm, and the perfect day for a fall wedding! Here's to my dh. We had a perfect anniversary yesterday.

Nick's Bday Card

He'll be driving soon, so I went with a car themed masculine card. Most of this card is from Tim Holtz & Ranger.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

WCMD A card for my brother

This is loosely based on the Mojo Sketch, and features an Inkadinkado stamp set called "Road Trip" - number 18!
I coloured the image with my copics, and the stamped background uses SU ink. The stamp set is from Autumn Leaves, and I use it all the time!
The inside of the card reads "You're not old, you're retro"


A simple ATC - the image is a cs sticker from Tim Holtz, and the wings are Wilton leaf cake thingies!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

These are the cards I made today for all of the challenges over at ISC for WCMD. Gemini Jen has donated some awesome prizes for the challenges!
All told, I have used 5 new sets of stamps for my challenge - so I am up to 17 sets! woohoo! Three SU sets, one CC designs stamp, and one Fiskars set are now inked, and I can let go of the guilt!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CASE Study

I found a new (for me!) challenge blog called CASE Study, and I love it! Find it here -
The trick is to find inspiration from the "MUSE", and from the design team's take on the muse's card - well I did find inspiration - I made this card at 6:00 in the morning - couldn't sleep again.
It's a terrible pic, it looks all misshapen, but despite that I'm very happy with this card,
The craft paper is repurposed file folder, the embossing folder & stamp are SU, prismacolor pencils, and a dimensional butterfly sticker.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mojo 157 & two seasonal cards

Both of these cards use the latest Mojo sketch (thanks Julee), and both are for challenges over at ISC.
The top card uses a previously un-inked Inkadinkado set (that's 11 so far!), and the bottom card used spellbinder nestie dies to create the pumpkin. Oh yah, the SU wheel was previously un-inked so that's TWELVE sets! yipee skipee!
I used my copics to colour both images.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

artchix vintage lady

My keyboard is still trouble - but these are for a swap over at ISC.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

mojo & absolutely no stamping! eek!

These are Hallowe'en papers from MME.

'cuse the short post my keyboard is acting up and it seems as of half the keys are not working the first time! aargh!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mojo 155 & Swaps Galore!

I loved this sketch so much I made two different ones! Both of these cards are for swaps over at ISC.
Here's the MOJO sketch that they are based on. As always thanks to Julee at Verve for the great sketches and to everyone at mojo.
Both images are from swaps so I can;t count these cards for my stamp challenge so for the record I'm still at ten stamp sets.
The top card is also for the weekly challenge over at ISC.
The cs is all Bazzill the pink patterned paper is BG the other is MME. I coloured the HM with Prismacolors and the Tilda with copics. Everything else is from my stash.
thanks for looking! I love comments so drop me a line

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Birthday.. A brayer approach

I am on a roll...another stamp set used - ca ching, that's 10 so far. This one is from Inkadinkado, and it's called "Fall Season", and this is the most posting I 've ever managed in one month!

I used Ranger Glossy paper, brayered 3 colours of SU ink, and then stamped the tree.

All of the leaves- fiddly - were then attached. The sentiment is from "Watercolor Trio", and i've used it lots 'o' times!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mojo 154: Round or Square?

Round of course!

Note to self: when you use a nestie to create a round card, try to arrange the scallops so that the card sits straighter! lol

This is a crafty secrets stamp that I have never used before, so I'm up to nine stamp sets inked up!

And, this mojo is rocking on a MONDAY! two weeks in a row! Of course, next week it is back to school, so I'm sure to be posting on Sunday, right before the deadline!

This is the first time I've tried some vintage 'new to me' binding tape. I love the bows I've been seeing around the web, and picked up some today at a second hand store - 50% off today, so I got nine packages of ribbon, lace & bias tape, all kinds of colours, all different lengths, for $9. Each pack contained at least two spools of 'finds'.

The cs is Bazzill & SU Whisper White, Memento & copic, and a button from my stash. Punches were Fiskars & EK Success, and of course, my cuttlebug.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

House Mouse for the Holidays

I had these images from a swap and decided to use them. They are for a HM Holiday swap.
The pp is MME, bazzill cs, ribbon from my stash, and coloured with my prismacolor pencils.

Clean and Simple - Christmas

These are for a swap at ISC - Clean and Simple Christmas.

I don't usually craft like this, I like lots of layers, but I am very happy with how they turned out.

I used another stamp set for my challenge - 8 Sets so far! This is an SU set.

I used my Tattered Angels screen in my Big Shot to emboss, and Zing embossing powder on the reindeer.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Asian Inspired Iris Fold

The sketch challenge over at ISC can be seen here
Hope that works;(
The iris fold was accomplished with my nesties oval, and I used metallic ribbon instead of paper.
I was able to use another un-inked stamp set, this time from Inkadinkado "Asian Characters". So, the tally is seven ink sets now used! The kanji stamp is from Prairie Rubber stamp, and I've used it before.
I coloured the image with my copics, after stamping with Memento ink, and the flowers are confetti from the $ store.
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Butterfly Collage & Stamp Challenge

I'm on a roll here,folks!
The 4x4 chipboard collage is for the designer's lottery over at ISC, and features another un-inked stamp set, this time from Inkadinkado called Morphic Bugs, and ephemera from my stash.
The card is scraplifted from the current SU catalogue, from the front cover, and features two stamp sets, "Sense of Time", and "Elements of Style" which I've never used before. I also used two stamps from "Notably Ornate", so I am up to a grand total of six stamp sets for my challenge.
Details from the card include gold stickles on the frame, and crackle accents on the small clock face. The ink is Ranger and Versafine black.
thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mojo Monday...on a MONDAY!

Imagine that, I finished a MojoMonday sketch on a Monday!

This is for a weekly challenge at ISC to use only flat stickers from our stash! When I started scrapping, I went nutso crazy buying stickers - surprise, I know, and when I look back at old scrapbooks, and cards, that was the only technique I had - the artful arrangement of stickers! So now, to go back to stickers is funny.

These are some baby stickers I had, I don't even know the manufacturer, and DCWV cs. The ribbon is from my stash. I used my cuttlebug nesties and the textile folder. Of course, the sketch is MOJO.

So, even though this does not count towards my self imposed stamp challenge, I'm glad I used up some stickers, and I think the card turned out pretty well!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Confessions of a Stamp-a-holic

My stamp collection has reached monstrous proportions; and yet, every day, I see new stamp sets that I want to own!
Well enough!
I am making a vow here today that I cannot, must not, will not purchase another stamp set, until all my stamp sets have seen ink!
There, I said it! I WILL NOT BUY ANY MORE STAMPS!!!!
Unless someone is willing to GIVE me stamps, I am not going to spend any more money on stamps until I have made at least one card with each and every stamp set I currently own.
How long will it take me? I don't know!!!
I think that if I use 2 stamp sets a week, it is going to be at least a year before I can buy new stamps. There, I said it...I have at least one hundred stamp sets that I can use before repeating any sets! OMG, I should be ashamed of myself.
So here are two stamp sets that have never been inked - until now - A Hampton Art clear stamp set, and an SU 'Herb Expressions' stamp set. I have used the two Verve stamp sets before, so they don't count!
I followed the Verve blog contest - too late to enter! - and the latest Mojo Monday sketch. All the paper is BG, and the cs is from my stash. Which of course, I am not going to supplement either!
The only item I am allowed to purchase is:
wish me luck!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Designer's Lottery Challenge over at ISC

This is an on going challenge over at Inspire Swap Chat called the 'Designer's Lottery'

Here is my entry to this week's challenge - matching altered coasters.

I've used Webster's Pages pp, SU stamps, SU & Ranger ink and ribbon and a flower from my stash.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Eastern Influences

I was inspired today to complete three cards, all based in MojoMonday Sketch 151, and all before Sunday - whew!
The top card used DCWV "Taj Mahal" pp, and a stamp that I purchased off ebay, so I'm not quite sure of the manufacturer. The jewel is from Prima.
The other two geisha cards feature DCWV "Far East" pp, and Core'dinations cs. The embossing is with some new Cuttlebug Asian folders. The sentiments are DCWV chipboard.
I used Memento ink, and my copic markers to colour the image.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mojo Monday 150

A Baby Card for a friend
A friend of mine just had a baby - his name? Archer! Isn't that adorable?
I followed the MojoMonday Sketch, and used my new Cosmo Cricket Earth Love paper.
The stamp is from Prairie Rubber Stamps. the ink is Ranger Distress, and I used my MS punch, and my cuttlebug.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Mojo Monday 149

This is a card for my Fil's birthday this month.

I used SU stamps - two new sets: Watercolor Trio, and From the Farm. The cs is DCWV, the ink is Copic and Memento. I used my cuttlebug nesties, a Tim Holtz embossing folder, my SU border punch, and stain ribbon from my stash.

thanks for looking & Comments always make me happy!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Latest Cards...a Commission!

One of the sevretaries at work commissioned me to make sets of cards for her - the top card is a sympathy card that features mostly Stampin' Up stuff, the middle card is a Cuttlebug Baby card, and the bottom card is an inspirational card that features MME paper, and a Verve stamp.
thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

All Stampin' Up "Stamp- a- Rama"

I went to an all day SU make and take yesterday called 'Stamp-A-Rama', and these are the cards we made during the make and take portion of the day.
Most of the cards are made with a new stamp set from the Summer Mini called 'Watercolor Trio'.
The techniques were simple and easy, and I love the results, especially the butterfly on vellum card, and the pink & white birthday card.
I learned a few new techniques from the demonstrations, and hope to have time to try them this week,
thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mojo 137 - Some Vintage Goodness

Mojo 137

This is a great sketch, and a perfect opportunity for me to use my new Tim Holtz/ Sizzix filmstrip die.

The cs is file folder cut down, the ink is all Tim Holtz, the images are from Holtz's alterations line, the flower is from Prima and the button is from my stash. The twine is SU, and the pearls are from the $store.

It was very tricky to get the photos behind the film strip, and to not block the sprocket holes, but I LOVE this die.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Corner Bookmark Swap

I'm hosting a 'corner bookmark swap' over at ISC, and here is my contribution.

I saw this idea on Cindy Laurence's blog, and loved them!

I went with a vintage travel theme to suggest the old proverb - travel the world without leaving your home, with a good book!

The cs is bazzill, the pp, rub-ons and stickers are from a kit, and came from the $ store.

I used a Fisker's punch for the detail.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love a comment.

House Mouse Swap

This card is for Cheryl's swap over at ISC, any HM stamps, any theme, any occasion. You are supposed to send 5 extra stamped images to trade as well as finished cards.

I coloured the image with prismacolor pencil, the cs is all bazzill, I used my cuttlebug folders and a MS punch. The flower is from the $store, and the ribbon is from my stash. I thin I got it from Len's Mill store.

Thanks for stopping by, and I'd love to have a comment.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mojo Monday...of sorts

These tags, for a challenge over at ISC, are loosely based on the latest MOJO sketch.

Tim Holtz products - stamps, patterned paper, ink and die cuts.

The rest is SU (ink & stamps, and a brad from my stash.

thanks for looking & I'd love to have a comment from you.