Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fifth Tuesday Free For All at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

It's the Fifth Tuesday Free For All with Anything Goes at Twisted Tuesday Challenges; the twist is to show us what you're working on!  The challenge can be found here. 

I've been working on a Mother's Day gift for my mother in law.  It's a beaded letter opener (love making these!), a decorated gift box and matching card.  The denim flowers were created from old jeans and the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Button Fairy

I'm creating Button Fairies and this is my first one!  Creating them for a swap on SCS.  This is totally out of my comfort zone, so had to try it!  :)  The "fairy wings" are a CheeryLynn butterfly die.  Flat bottle cap holds the vintage "fairy face."  Buttons threaded onto 24 gauge beading wire.  The feathers behind the fairy face are from the Hobby Lobby bridal section.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bugaboo Bingo Challenge!

Card created for the Bugaboo Bingo challenge found here.  I used the middle row across:  Bugaboo Image, Pearls, and Border punch.  My image is Bugaboo Pretty Cow, Pearls embellish the flowers, and the SU border punch was used vertically with the DP panel.

Supplies Used:
Bugaboo Pretty Cow digi stamp
Inkadinkado  Latest Moos stamp
Bazzill Black Textured CS, Crafters Companion White CS
Basic Grey dotted DP
My Mind's Eye In Bloom DP
SU border punch; EK Success Corner Rounder
Spare Parts Black and White Flower Assortments
SU Adhesive Pearls; SU dimensionals
Memento Ink, Copic Markers

Sunday, April 21, 2013

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 41 & House of Cards DT Call

I'm really enjoying the challenges presented at Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.!!

This card was created for the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge 41.  The challenge can be found here.  The challenge is to create a one layer card...cardbase only, no other layers!

I stamped the flower from the SU Bordering Romance stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and a white gel pen dotted the center of each flower; the sentiment is from a 2011 MFP set called Floral Tea.  The border is a MS border punch.

This CAS card is also for the House of Cards DT call.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

MFP Sketch Challenge with a Twist

This is my first time to participate in a Marks Finest Papers challenge!  This challenge is a Sketch Challenge with a Twist, and can be found here.  I used the stacking cups and a sentiment from Floral Tea stamp set.  The sketch twist is to use 2 different embossing folders (both folders I used are from Cuttlebug, swiss dots on the bottom and unknown EF name on the top)  The lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment.  Image was colored with Copic markers.  Kaisercraft gems adorn the upper right corner.  Cardstock is SU whisper white and tempting turquoise.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

2TC48 - Chocolate Buffet at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

There's a Chocolate Buffet with a bit of a twist at Twisted Tuesday Challenges! Check it out here.

My chocolate favor ensemble was created using the Tie The Knot cricut cartridge.  Both the card and box are from that cartridge.  The rose is a Prima from my stash and I sprinkled it with fine glitter held in place with glue gloss, the center of the rose was highlighted with a Rose Red Copic marker, the butterflies are punches from Martha Stewart and were sprayed with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist, a tulle bow decorates the side of the cake box.  I used a piece of packing tape behind the flourish on the notecard with the sticky side next to the flourish, then I burnished ultrafine glitter into it so it would have lots of sparkle.  Pink gems were adhered to each butterfly.  The notecard sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Theme Challenge at Bugaboo: A Bugs Life

A Bugs Life is the theme at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog; you can find the challenge here.

My card image is from Bugaboo digi stamps called Ladybug Flower Pot.  I colored the image using Prisma color pencils, blending stumps, and gamsol; the DP is from the My Minds Eye 6x6  paper pad called Dolled Up; the rolled flowers were created by cutting a square of DP, rounding the edges, then cutting in a spiral, rolling up and shaping the rolls with tweezers.  Hiding in between the rolled flowers is a ladybug button!  Other items used, adhesive pearls, MS trellis border punch, crop-a-dile stub corner punch, and the bug's spots were highlighted with black spica glitter pen.  I used a stipple brush to highlight the image background.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Pink Elephant - TPE194 Challenge

I LOVE spring and the gorgeous colors that comes with the season!  I'm entering this card in the spring challenge at The Pink Elephant TPE194, found here

My pink spring flower was created using the SU Fancy Flower Punch and 3 sizes of circle punches for the center.  Sponged ink on the petals and adhered a large pearl into the center.  Have I mentioned lately that pink is my favorite color?!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

HMFMC 142 Springtime Challenge

This is my first time to play in the House Mouse challenge!  The current challenge, found here, is to create a card that reminds you of spring; you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, or Gruffies image on your creation.  With spring comes baseball season so I couldn't resist using the Great Catch Happy Hoppers stamp.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mo Manning Swap Cards

Cards created for a swap on SCS hosted by Sama (Paola) to use stamps from creator Mo Manning.  The first card is bye bye boy (also included view of inside of card using a map from an old atlas and the places you'll go sentiment); the second card uses End of Summer stamp.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2TC47 - Twisted Tuesday Challenge

If you LOVE challenges, then hop on over to Twisted Tuesday Challenges and create a project using an animal(s) on your creation with the twist of adding a flower(s).  This month Twisted Tuesday Challenges is announcing the start of something exciting! MONTHLY SPONSORS! Little Blue Button Stamps is the sponsor for the month of April.  You'll find a link to the store on the 2TC page.

The image I used on my card is from Whipper Snapper called Makin' Friends, colored with Copics.  The blue background was done using a sponge dauber and bashful blue ink.  Patterned paper, cardstock, ribbon and flower are from my stash.