Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bloomin' fun with the Beary Scrap

Don't you just love spring? I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the gorgeous Bloomin' Fun from the Beary Scrappy Gals this week - and it's Saturday, so I'm finishing off the week for you.

I just got this new Magnolia stamp, Tilda with Flowing Hair, from the Beary Scrap. I just think she is so adorable. I wanted to try something a little different with my ribbon, so I used my Scor-pal to emboss lines where I wanted the ribbon to go, and then laid down very narrow scor-tape to adhere the ribbon. The papers are from Basic Grey's Kioshi line - which is just so cheerful and springy!

The flower is a Prima (sorry, I don't remember which collection!) I added "leaves" by punching using the Martha Stewart branch.

Starting Monday, we will have a new theme for the week - and on Saturday it will be my turn for a tutorial. I have some fun things up my sleeve, so you won't want to miss it!

Here are my challenges:
ISB - flowers, buttons, ribbon
Quixotic - Joys of Spring
Roses on Paper - layers
Just Magnolia - Punch it Out
Color Throwdown - soft olive, grey, pink

Thursday, April 8, 2010

You Light Up My Life

I made this card for the MFT's challenge this month, which was to make a card that was for a man/boy and metallic. That set the gears turning in my head ,(pun intended!) for this card. I used the robots from MFT's, colored with copics and spicas. The really fun part came when I decided to use a circuit board from an old computer as one of my layers of matting. Also, to add to the metallic bling, I ran some thin metal through the cuttlebug using the diamond plate folder. For another layer, I sprayed black gold Glimmer Mist on corrugated card board, and then ran that through the cuttlebug, to smoosh it down. The gears are from a CTMH set - Gear Up - and were stamped and heat embossed, and then cut out. The little screws on my corners were actually from the circuit board. I glued them into holes that I had punched.

Since this card is heavier than usual, I used an entire 12 x 12 sheet for the base, and folded it into quarters. This gave me the chance to make a window for the inside of the card, where I put another piece of metal that was stamped with Staz-on ink. I used the black gold glimmer mist on the kraft paper with a glimmer screen to make the patterns.
This was a really fun card to make!

Here are the challenges for this one:
Crafting Life's Pieces - sketch
Alota - 3,2,1 (3 gears, 2 ribbons, 1 circuit board)
Pollycraft- Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Kraft
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Clearly Delightful- dry embossing and some yellow
Lexi's Creations - altered
A Spoon Full of Sugar - one for the boys
ABC - "r" is for red
Belli - color spray
Simon Says - A card for a child
Paper Play - shiny, happy people

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Black + Lime + Flowers

This week, Easter kind of changed the blogland schedule a little bit, so today is the day for a new challenge from Creative Inspirations. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to make a card with black, lime green and flowers.

I used Gabrielle from Kraftin Kimmie stamps (colored with copics). The flowers are made using mulberry paper and nestabilities. I manipulated flat lime ribbon with both machine and hand stitching to form the cute little borders. The paper is Bayberry Cottage from Pink Paislee (which is now in at the Beary Scrap - yay!)

We can't wait to see your creations!

Here are the challenges for this card:
Kraftin Kimmie- punches or die cuts
Sketch Saturday - sketch
Stamptacular Sunday - Sugar and Spice (girly)
Alota - 3,2,1 ( 3 stripes, 2 ribbon embellies, 1 image)
Cupcake Craft Challenges- make your own flower
Pollycraft - anything goes

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Break out the lace!

It is Tuesday, so there's a new challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenges. This week, we want to see a favorite color combination, lace and pearls, along with one of Michelle's fabulous images. I chose her Amore Fairy for my card this week. I paper pieced her dress and flowers - and for the flowers in her hair, I popped up the flowers using paper tole.

We can't wait to see what you come up with!

My card is for these challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - sketch
Simon Says- So Distressing
Colour Create - pastels
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - wings
Stamp Something - pink
Stampin for the Weekend - Ribbons and Bows
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Sugar and Spice (Girly)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Something Old, Something New....

It's another fun challenge from Karen's Doodles! You've all heard the expression, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." You may interpret that any way you wish.

For my card I used Tulip Bunny.
Something old - vintage plastic glittery jewelry cabochons
Something new - One of Karen's newest images
Something borrowed - the sketch from Paper Sundaes
Something blue - the tulips and DP

We can't wait to see what you come up with - and remember there are always some great prizes for 3 random winners!

We hope that you enjoyed hopping last week with Karen's Doodles Easter Egg blog hop - and I know everyone is waiting to see who won! The lucky winner, from was #5, which would be Shannon! Way to go girl! For a complete list of winners, please visit Karen's Doodles.

This card is also for these challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Alota - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 colors of cardstock, 3 cabochons)
Papertake Weekly- open
Paper Sundaes - sketch
Simon Says- So Distressing
Charisma Cardz - Animal Magic