Thursday, December 31, 2009

Princess Lotus Believe







Hello everyone! Well it is New Years Eve and I am looking forward to next year. I have enjoyed making these creations and posting them on my blogspot. I can't wait to start more next year. Happy New Year!

This card is for Michelle Perkett's Group Challenge. This is my very first Tri Fold Shutter Card and I had so much fun making it. Our challenge was to make a card using a different technique like stair step cards, shutter cards or one that flips or moves. I used gold metallic card stock for my base and all my images are from Michelle Perkett. My papers are from DCWV and on the front fold I used a flocked paper with Michelle's Princess Lotus image. I colored this image using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and added glitter for sparkle. I added two Prima flowers with a brad in the center along with some glitter for their stems. The center fold has another one of Michelle's images of Peace flowers which I also colored the same way. I added the words Peace, Love, Joy,Harmony and Believe to the other folds. My last fold has more of the flocked paper along with the image believe from Michelle and a few feathers. So what do you think of my first attempt at a Tri Shutter Card?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Together




Hello everyone, I have another creation today and this one is for The Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge. I used the sketch from Peachy Keen and also some of their images. I colored my images with my copic markers and added some glitter to them for sparkle. I also cut out my images and used foam sticky pads to attach them to my card to give them some depth. My papers are from various stacks. I used my Martha Stewart scallop punch near the bottom of my card. I added some brown organza ribbon, a green bow, a sentiment and a few gems to complete my creation.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sweets For Sweetie





Hello again everyone. I have been very busy trying to catch up on my creations the past couple of days and I have another creation to post. This one is for the following challenges:
1. There's Magic In The Air - Use one of Nina's images and possibly one for New Years with sparkle.
2. The Color Dare Challenge - Use the colors pink, brown & green.
I decided to make an easel card because I love making them and they are so easy. I chose an image that I won from Nina at TMITA called cupcake mouse and colored it using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I did not use a New Years theme but since we sometimes make New Years resolutions to give up sweets, I thought this fit the theme perfectly. My card stock is mainly from K&Company called Smitten. The colors, are from Color Dare. On the outside I used my Fiskars round lace punch for around my image, a Prima flower, glitter and 4 green cabochon gems. On the inside I used my Sizzix flower & vines die for the scrolls. I added a sentiment and a couple of cupcakes by Sandylion to complete it. So what do you think?

Alice's Tea Party




Hello everyone, I almost forgot to post this to my blogspot. This creation is for Michelle Perkett's Challenge. Michelle is starting a new blogspot with exciting challenges coming in mid January. Right now we are entering our creations to Michelle's Paper Craft Planet Group. I will be one of her Senior DT members and I am very excited because this is my first time being on a DT team. This challenge has a sketch that we were to follow and the image is Alice's Tea Party and it is one of Michelle's creations. I decided to use this image as a party invitation and I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks. I found these cute pocket watches online and colored them with my copic markers. I added some glitter, a sentiment and some gems to complete my creation. What do you think?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy New Year Favor




Hello everyone. I have another creation and this one is for Just Us Girls Challenge, The Cupcake Craft Challenge and Allsorts Challenge. The theme for JUGC is to use a template for your creation, The Cupcake Craft Challenge theme is "A time for celebration" and anything but a card for Allsorts. I chose one from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs who is the guest designer for this week at Just Us Girls and it is a pillow box. Since new Years is just around the corner I decided to make a party favor decoration for anyone who is having a party. Treat your guests with something special! Maybe a handmade bar of soap, candy, a gift card or whatever will fit in this box. I used the template for my box and cut it out using black card stock. For the front I used a piece of DCWV La Creme flocked paper. The flocked pattern was already on this paper and I just love it! I taped one end of my pillow box and left the other end open. A piece of black organza ribbon keeps it closed. I added some features, Prima Flowers, glitter, a brad and a sentiment and my creation was complete. So what do you think?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cute Moose




Hello everyone. Well Christmas will be here in two days and I am so excited. I haven't had much time to do my creations but I did manage to finish this one for There's Magic In The Air Challenge. This cute reindeer image is from Nina and I colored him using a combination of Adobe Fireworks and my copic markers. The sketch was submitted by Danielle from Paper Inspirations by Danielle. I used my sewing machine to stitch around two of the papers and distressed the edges. I also added some red glitter to the those edges. I added a few embellishments and a sentiment to complete my card. What do you think?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Thank You




Hello everyone, I have a creation that I finished last night and this one is for There's Magic In the Air Challenge and Cute Card Thursday Challenge. The image was provided by TMITA and Cute Card Thursday's theme is to make an Aperture card. My image is by Nina and it is o lovely winter arrangement of flowers. I colored it using Adobe Fireworks and my copic markers. I love this combination! I made a thank you card since I will be needing a few to send out after the Holidays are over. I cut out my window using one of my Nesties scallop oval dies. I also cut out my image and used foam stickies to give it some depth. I added lots of glitter, some small Prima flowers, tiny colored pearls and gems and a sentiment. So what do you think?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Happy Birthday


Hello everyone, today I have a card and this one is for The Cupcake Craft Challenge and The Colour Create Challenge. The theme for Cupcake Craft is to create a 5" by 5" Birthday card and the colors for Colour Create are pink, burgundy & ivory. I decided to use this cute stamp from Elizabeth Bell and I colored her with my copic markers. I used papers from several of my stacks. I used two of my scalloped Nesties and my polka dot embossing folder with my Cuttlebug machine. I added a few Prima flowers and some cabochon pearls. A happy birthday sentiment, glitter and a bow finished my creation.

Angel Of Hope


Hello everyone, I have a new creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett's Group Challenge and Allsorts Challenge. The sketch was provided by Jana at Michelle's group and the theme for Allsorts is pearls and swirls. I used Michelle's Angel of hope image and colored her using Adobe Fireworks. I used lots of glitter for this creation and also my swirl embossing folder in my Cuttlebug machine. I found the doves on the Internet and cut them out with one of my Nesties dies. I added pearls and more glitter and my creation was complete.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let It Snow Snowman




I have another creation for today and this one is for the following challenges.
1. Peachy Keen Challenge ... provided the sketch.
2. Crafty Creations ... Theme colors are red, green and gold.
3. Sophisticats Challenge ... Christmas theme.

I felt very much in the Christmas Spirit as I created this card. The colors alone spell out "Christmas Holidays". I used a combination of different papers and my image of this cute snowman is from Peachy Keen Stamps. Lots of red, green and gold and glitter. I added a couple of glitter snowflakes, some red gems, a sentiment, a star button and a piece of festive ribbon to completed my creation. I love every one's comments so, What do you think?

Christmas Joy Reindeer





Hello everyone, I have a new creation and this one is for the following challenges:
1. Sketch Saturday Challenge ... provided the sketch.
2. Stampin For the Weekend Challenge ... Colors are blues and browns.
3. Creatalicious Challenge ... Something old, something new, something torn & something blue.
4. The Pink Elephant Challenge ... Theme is Winter or Christmas.
5. Diecut Dreams Challenge ... Theme is glitter me silly.
6. Just Us Girls Challenge ... Use a chalkboard technique.
I used an assortment of papers for this card and my image is from Phee McFaddell. I used Adobe fireworks CS4 to color my image and added glitter to it. I cut out my image using one of my oval dies. I used Color Box Chalks around the oval and also around my torn edges of my card. I used paper with music notes and added some glitter around the edges. My embellishments are silk flowers, punched glitter snowflakes, 2 rhinestones and a brad. I also stamped my sentiment and cut it out with my whale of a punch oval.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Heart Snowman




Hello everyone. Today is Sunday and there are only 11 days until Christmas. I have another creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett's Weekend Holiday Party Challenge. I used the sketch that was provided and also the image of this adorable snowman from Michelle. I colored my image with Adobe Fireworks and used a lot of glitter for sparkle. I added a pale blue organza ribbon and bow. To finish my card I put a shinny heart on my bow.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Tilda




Hello everyone. I have another creation to add to my gallery and this one is for the following challenges.
1. Friday Sketchers ... Provided the sketch
2. Crafty Catz ... Color theme is brown, cream, white and gold
3. Just Magnolia ... Theme is Christmas
4. Cute Card Thursday ... Use beads somewhere on card

I used papers from a few of my stashes and my image is Tilda. I colored Tilda with my copic markers and added some stickles for sparkle. I found some cute tags on the Internet and this one is in the shape of a star. I stamped my sentiment on the star and added some gold glitter. I used a heart hat pin and added some beads to it. I used a few Prima flowers and two snowflakes that I punched out. I used my Martha Stewart lace punch on one of my papers. To complete my card I added glitter around the edges and four topaz gems.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Guinevere


Hello everyone. I have another creation and this one is for Michelle Perkett's Studio Stamp Group Challenge. I am stuck on pink and purple this week as you can see here. My image is from Michelle and I won it at her last challenge. Her name is Guinevere and she is absolutely beautiful! The challenge is a recipe challenge.
1 ribbon
2 patterned papers
3 embellishments
4 sides which means to make a square card

I think I have this recipe covered. I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks CS4 which I love to use and I added some stickles to give her sparkle. So what do you think?

Sweet Trouble





Hello everyone! Today I have a creation that I am entering in the following challenges.
1. Truly Scrumptious Challenge ... provided sketch and use some vellum
2. There's Magic In the Air Challenge ... image of puppy and make the card clean & simple
3. Crafty Creations Challenge ... their theme is Christmas for my pet
4. Color Dare Challenge ... colors razzleberry, tan & teal
I used papers from my stash and I colored my image using my copics and Adobe Fireworks CS4. I love the combination of the two. I added some glitter and six vellum snowflakes. For my sentiment I stamped it on card stock that I cut with my Martha Stewart lace punch. I also used white fabric paint for the fur around her hat. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

There's Magic in the Air Recipe Blog Hop


I just finished Nina's Blog hop and here is the secret sentence. "Paper Cupcakes where the main ingredient is love". If you have not done this blog hop then click on the blinkie and it will take you there. I had so much fun joining in the fun and collected some yummy recipes too.

Cupcake Love







Hi everyone, I have another creation and this one is for There's Magic In The Air Challenge Recipe Challenge. I decided to make another easel card since I really like making them. The image is from Nina and I colored it using my copic markers. Here is the recipe we had to follow:
1. Use 1 tag ... My tag is inside my easel card with a sentiment stamped on it.
2. Add 2 textures ... I used pink glitter card stock and embossed the purple polka dot paper on front.
3. Mix in 3 pattern papers ... Purple polka dot paper, lavender stripe paper & lavender scroll paper.
4. Fold in 4 pieces of ribbon ... 1 ribbon on tag inside, 3 ribbons on inside bottom (lavender,pink & lavender flower ribbon)
5. Sprinkle with 5 brads or 5 buttons ... 4 brads on Prima flowers on front & 1 brad on inside Prima flower.
So what do you think?



Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree...


Hello everyone, today I have a creations for a few challenges. The Pink Elephant's theme is favorite Christmas color combo, Diecut Dreams theme is to use colors sage green, cream and beige and The Cupcake Craft Challenge theme is Sing a Christmas Carol. My papers are from my stash and I used two images, Bronson Bear from Pollycraft and a Christmas tree from the Internet and I colored them with my copic markers. I used a green metallic card stock for my base and some cream and sage papers. I embossed the sage paper with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. The snow on the bottom of the card is white glitter card stock and I used tiny Prima flowers with crystal gems in the centers. I completed my creation with a gold glitter button star that I placed on top of the tree and a sentiment to go along with The Cupcake Craft theme.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow Goddess







Hello everyone, I have a creation that I just finished today and this one is for Michelle Perkette's Challenge and The Allsorts Challenge. We had so much fun with Michelle's blog hop and at the end we were given a sketch to follow. The theme for Allsorts is to use the color purple somewhere on our project. Here is my creation for this challenge. I decided to create an easel card since I had so much fun with my last one. The papers are from my stash and the image is from Michelle called Snow Goddess. I love this image and I used Adobe Fireworks CS4 and my copic markers to color her. My background card stock is a metallic lavender color and I used sand paper to distress the edges. I also used pink glitter card stock for my panels. I added some stickles to my image and several Prima flowers at the bottom of the front section of my card. I also added some tiny white pearls in the center of each flower. On the inside of my easel card I used one of Michelle's sentiments along with some pearls and purple cabochon gems.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Stocking


Wow what a busy day this has been! I managed to finish a card last night and I am finally posting it. This one is for a few challenges.
1. Sketch Saturday Challenge --- Follow sketch
2. Crafty Catz Challenge --- Colors red, green and silver
3. Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge --- Theme is polka dots, a border, stripe and stamped image
4. La La Land Challenge --- Theme is buttons, button and buttons
I used a red card stock for my base card and added red polka dot paper and distressed the edges a bit. My image is from Phee McFaddell and I colored it using Adobe Fireworks CS4. There are tiny buttons already on the image and I added a little stickles for some sparkle. I added a piece of red fringe border with another piece of red ribbon with some silver threads running through it. I also added three Prima polka dot flowers and three silver glitter buttons with raffia. My sentiment is a sticker and I placed it on a scalloped oval that I cut out using one of my Nesties. To complete my creation I added a couple of holly stickers.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Michelle Perkette's Blog Hop




This is my Wish Box.


Here is my wish inside.



Click on the wish for a larger view.


Welcome to my hop at Michelle Perkett's Studio Blog Hop. I am so excited about this Blog Hop because it is the first one that I have ever participated in. I also found out that I will be part of Michelle's new design Team that starts in January. Woohoo...
There are many entries so go to Michelle's Blog Hop to find all the other entries. If you arrived at my blogspot by going to Maria's blog then you are in the right place. Here is my entry. Tell me what you think? To go to the next blog just click on the name at the end of this post.
The image is from Michelle called Wishing Star Angel. Along with our creation Michelle asked us to make a wish for someone other than ourselves. My wish is posted here along with my creation. I decided to make a wish box using the Wishing Star Angel on the front of the box. I colored her using Adobe Fireworks CS4 and my copic markers. I found the perfect box at the dollar store and added a piece of pale blue organza ribbon as the handle. A little glitter for sparkle and my creation was complete. I placed my wish inside the box in a tiny lavender envelope. I hope this wish comes true!
Now it is time for you to hop over to the next blog to see Mary's creation.


Christmas Easel Card





Hello again. I have another creation to add to my gallery and this one is for the following challenges.
1. Friday Sketchers ... Sketch provided
2. Mo's Digital Pencil ... Colors red, green and gold.
3. Stampin for the Weekend ... Colors red, green and gold.
I decided to try to make an easel card since I see them on many blogspots. This is my first try at making one and I think I am hooked. I chose an image by Mo Manning called Noel bearing gifts. I decided to use Adobe Fireworks CS4 again and I really love the way the colors came out. I used papers from different stashes. On the front of my card I used my Fiskars round lace punch and my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder. I distressed the edges of my papers and the embossed papers. A few snowflakes, a silk flower and jewel brad, glitter glue and a sentiment completed the front. On the inside I used contrasting papers and cut out 2 scalloped ovals with my Nestabilities die. I used MS Word to print out my inside sentiment. Two gold square gems completed the inside.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Rosie




Well, I finished another creation and this one is for the following challenges.
1. Color Dare Challenge... provided the color scheme
2. Crafty Creations Challenge... lace and distressing
3. Cute Card Thursday...theme is swirly girly
I chose an image from Michelle Perkette's Studio called Rosie. I colored my image using Adobe Fireworks CS4. I love the affects I get using this software. The sentiment is part of the digital image. I added a few very tiny pearls on her shoes, waist and hair and some glitter glue to her wings and dress. I distressed my paper and added some contrasting glitter to the edges. I used a piece of cotton lace and two silk flowers with a butterfly brad in the center. A few contrasting gems and my creation was complete. What do you think?