Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crowning a Queen

A quick post of the card I made for the Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers.
The new queen is Sylvia aka sillyfilly. I loosely cased this card: As you can see, I kept my card very clean and simple.Yikes, that flower is looking brighter than it is in real life.  Maybe it could use a little less brilliance.

Stamps: Hero Arts-Silhouette Fern, Stampin'Up! Well Scripted
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Copics for coloring flower and leaves, McGill Star Lily and Starburst Punches

New Home/Apartment Card-CCEE Stampers

The CCEE Stampers challenge this week given by Joanne is to make a new home/apartment card.
I got my digital image from Deena at A Creative Need (Etsy) and it is called Cottage Window. I thought it was really good for this challenge.

I wanted to give it a crackled, old look so I used Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy on the shutters and frame. I really wanted it to look like peeling paint but it doesn't...maybe if I had sanded. I guess I was going for a look of an old, comfy, but in need of a paint job house. LOL

I used Copics to color and used a couple dies. The die under the sentiment is PoppyStamps ivy tendrils and the buttons are from Marianne Creatables Tags and Buttons.

My stamp for the sentiment is a Flourishes set called Home Tweet Home and the paper is PTI white cardstock, Paper Pizazz Christmas Plaid, and black scraps.

Hope you'll join us at CCEE Stampers, take a look at what the rest of the team made,  and show us your creation.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Favorite - Yellow Tulips

My favorite flower is the tulip and my favorite color for them is yellow. I had just received this stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps last week and then the owner was named Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. Her name is Korin aka sweetnsassystamps.

I was more than happy to color my tulips and case one of Korin's cards. This is the one I chose. I kept her sketch and changed just about everything else. Of course, I have no to get out that sewing machine. How long has it been since my sister gave it to me. Two years...or one? No excuses for me to not have some stitches on my card.

Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps-Spring Tulips
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive, black scraps, The Paper Studio Hounds Tooth 2 (looks like checks to me)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, black pearls, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter in Aqua and Yellow

I think my favorite color at the moment is aqua. Plus, I love it for Easter cards. I colored my lilies in a soft yellow and that, to me, looks good with the aqua.

First, before we get to my card, we have three new DT members joining us next week at Friends of Speedy TV.

They are:
Barbara Colbert
Davi Reed
Tammylee Newberry

This week, the Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV) challenge found at the Home of Speedy TV  is to make an Easter card. I needed a few so I was glad to see that challenge.  I used a Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp set called Blessings for stamping my lily.

If you join the challenge this week and win, you'll receive this wonderful stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co. called Pussy Willows.

My card is made using cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Aqua Light premium cover card stock.

My aqua frame in the background is a Cheery Lynn Designs A2 frame (small window) die. I used three of  the negative pieces that fell away after I ran it through the machine to put under my sentiment and place some adhesives gems on top of them.

The corners are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants-Contemporary Hearts.

The right side of my image is a PoppyStamps ivy tendrils and on the left side I used pieces cut from a Memory Box Madera Corner die. At the bottom of the card is part of a Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance Flourish peeking out. I sometimes just like to use bits and pieces of dies where something is needed and the complete die won't work.

The card is finished off with blue pearls and Recollections floral embellishments (Flowers).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Leibster Award

I received this award from two people recently. They are both wonderful crafters and I am glad they think I'm worthy of receving it.  The are Davi Reed and Debbie Moran.

The idea of the award is that it be given to bloggers with less than 200 followers in the hope that it will bring them new friends and followers.

It has very simple rules and they are as follows:

1 Show your appreciation of the award by thanking the person who awarded you and link back to their blog.
2 Reveal your five choices for the award and let them know.
3 Post the award on your blog.
4 Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blog sphere - other bloggers.
5 Finally and best of all - have fun and spread the love.

I so appreciate this award from Davi and Debbie and hope they don't mind that I handle it this way as I don't like choosing bloggers to give awards to....don't want to leave anyone out. So, I'll just say to each person that visits my blog, consider yourself deserving (because you are) and pick up this award if you like because you all are fantastic.