Feb 25, 2010

absc16 - Blooms of Pink











Hello,  Hey it's (Friday) well at least in Australia and by now you know what that means.  Yep, it's time for the Annabelle Sketch Challenge.

For my card today I chose stamps from, (Flowers For You).  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and this time I colored them with Stampin Pastel Chalks (SU).  I highlighted the flower centers and edge of the circle with Frosted Lace stickles.  I stamped the vase on Designer Paper and layered it over the original with dimensional tape. 

PLEASE stop by the Annabelle Blog and see what the other DT members have created using this sketch.  Don't forget you can try this sketch yourself and leave a link (Mr. Linky) for us so we can check out your creation too.  There will be a prize involved: (I Can Fly) stamp set and you have 2 weeks for this challenge.  So Hop To it & create!!!

Card Stock:  Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze (textured), Close To Cocoa, Whisper White.
Designer Paper: Afternoon Tea (retired SU).
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Other: Nestabilitie Dies, Light Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Frosted Lace Stickles, Blossom Pink Sprinkles.

Feb 23, 2010

CIC47 These Mice are "sew" nice!

Oh YUM!...don't these sweet cupcakes makes you "sew" hungry! (Sorry couldn't help myself).  Of course you know what this means, Yep, it's time for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal. 
When I first saw these delightful looking cupcakes I immediately knew which stamp I wanted to use for my card.  It's one that I've had in my stash forever.  It's probably one of the first stamps that I ever bought so I'm guessing it's at least 15 years old.  The stamp is called, Crafty Mice and is from Great Impressions.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Prisma Colored Pencils.   My card stock colors are:  Regal Rose, Baja Breeze (textured) and Whisper White.  Designer Paper Patterns:  Afternoon Tea by SU-retired and Allson Ellis Designs.  That is the pink patterned paper which I over stamped in Regal Rose ink using the Fine Lace BG stamp-retired SU.  Then I added few stitching with a White Gel pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Close to Cocoa ink and is from Hero Arts.
I also used some Prima Flowers and Button Brads to complete my card along with some Cream Grosgrain ribbon.

Be sure to stop by Hope's Blog and check out what other people are doing with this yummy inspiration photo and why not give it a try yourself.

Feb 19, 2010

BC139 - Hippity Hop, Easter's On it's way

If you are here for the Annabelle Sketch challenge click HERE    -  Today is also Blogger Challenge day and this month we had a sketch to use.  Isn't it a great sketch.  I didn't want to do a lot of stamping because my hand just can't handle it right now so I chose to use an adorable dimensional sticker (Sandylion Essentials) that I've had for some time now.

I paired it up with some fabulous Designer paper (SU) called, Sweet Pea.  I think it's so pretty and so spring like.  We could all use a breath of fresh spring air.  Since Easter is coming up I also decided to make this into an Easter card.  The Happy Easter stamp if from Holidays and Wishes by SU.

Card Stock:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty n Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other:  Flower Punch (retired SU), Scallop Punch (SU), So Saffron Brads, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Foam Mounting Tape
Dimensional Sticker (Sandylion).
Nestabilitie Dies.

Don't forget to click on the BC icon on my sidebar and stop by the other members blogs to leave them some comment lovin.  Have a great weekend.

To Post or Not to Post...That is the Question

It's been a bit of a "trying" week for me due to my Carpal Tunnel issues.  I'm late posting for the Annabelle Sketch challenge and I wasn't even sure I was going to participate.  I went in yesterday and got my 2nd Cortisone shot (they only last me about 3-4 weeks) and this morning my hand was feeling halfway normal so I went ahead and finished my card. 

The sketch this week was hard for me.  Those scallops threw me for a loop but I managed to get them done.  I'm combining two challenges today.  Anymore I try to do that to save wear and tear on the hand.  Which by the way I'm scheduled for surgery on April 8th so hopefully once that is over and I heal up I'll be back to stamping without pain again.  I look forward to that.
This card also is for Hope's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  I love the Hot Pink/Chocolate color combo so that's what I drew my inspiration from for this card.   I used stamps from Annabelle's Floral Stems and Flowers with Love (the sentiment) for this card.               Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Designer Paper by Bo Bunny.  I wrapped some chocolate ric-rack around my scallop, added Blossom Sprinkles for my "bling" and spritz my flowers with Melon Mambo ink using the Color Spritzer tool.
Ink used,  Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo.  I also used Oval Punches.

Please stop by the Annabelle Blog to check out the othe DT members cards.  They are really awesome!

Feb 12, 2010

BC138 - A Valentine for You

HAPPY FRIDAY! - It's Blogger Challenge day and today we are sharing cards/projects with a Valentine theme.

For my card today I chose this adorable turtle digi image which I received for FREE from Karen's Doodles  I just love how cute this image is.  Karen has a bunch of wonderful digi images so if you haven't checked her site out yet hurry on over, it's worth checking into.

I colored my image with Prisma Color pencils, blended with Gamsol.
For this card I once again chose the Basic Grey Lemonade DP.  I liked this pattern because it reminded me of the patterns on the turtle's shell.  Card Stock Colors:
Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Whisper White.
Accesories: Ribbon from Ellen Hutson, Nestabilties Dies, Love Charm from Making Memories.

Don't forget to click on the BC Icon on my sidebar to check out the other members blogs and see their wonderful Valentine's.  Have a great weekend and don't forget to show some love to those you care about.  God Bless

Feb 11, 2010

absc016 - Easter Blessings

Hello!  Are you ready for another Annabelle Sketch?  Well the wait is over...here is the newest Annabelle Sketch absc014 - Isn't it fun!  I really liked this sketch and hope you do as well.
While summer is winding down in Australia it's still winter here in the USA and while we've had a pretty mild one here where I live there are plenty of people in the mid-west and back east that have had more then their fair share of SNOW and WINTER.  So for my card today I chose to use some brighter, cheery colors to help brighten things up for those longing for spring.
The stamp set I used today is called, (Flowers for You) and features a number of floral images, several vases and sentiments as well.  Since Daffodils are one of my flowers in spring I chose the for my card.  I paired everything up with my patterned paper from the Lemonade collection by Basic Grey.  I paper pieced the vase and sponged in some color around the flowers.  Then I added a bit of sparkle with my "Quickie Glue Pen" and some Baby's Breath Glitter (Art Institute).  For my "bling" I used 2 sizes of the gorgeous Blossom Sprinkles.  The ribbon was a little "thank you" from an order I had placed at Ellen Hutson's store.  It went so well with my colors I just had to use it.

Now don't forget to stop by the Annabelle Blog and check out what the other DT members have done with this fabulous sketch and don't forget to try it yourself and leave a link (Mr. Linky) so we can check it out too.

Feb 6, 2010

CIC44 - Hugs and Kisses

Whew I made it and with time to spare.  I wasn't sure I'd get this done in time to participate in this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge but I did it!

Wow there's a lot going on with these cupcakes.  I really liked Hope's comment...
looks like Valentine's Day blew up, right???  That really made me chuckle.  I wasn't sure how I was going to pull this one off as it's really hard to find DP that matches that explosion of color.

I did find a piece of DP in my stash from KI Memories that I felt was pretty close so I went with that.


My focal image is from a retired SU set (Alphabet Soup) which I had yet to ink up.  I colored the letters with various SU markers to match the colors of the inspiration photo.
The sketch I used is an old TECC sketch


 I embossed the Lavender Lace panel with the Hearts Embossing Folder and added some ribbon from Papertrey ink and a heart charm (Making Memories) to complete my card.  I think it turned out pretty cute (if I do say so myself).

Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Pink Passion.
Ink: Lavender Lace, Pretty in Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Real Red
Other: Scallop Border Punch (SU), Nestabiltie Dies, Heart Embossing Folder, Heart Charm, Grosgrain Ribbon, Foam Mounting tape

Feb 5, 2010

BC137 - Red Bird

Hey it's Friday!  We all know by now that means it's time for the Blogger Challenge of the week.  This week is a color scheme challenge...Red, Black and White.  This happens to be one of my favorite color combo's.  I always find these 3 colors to be very striking to look at.

My card this week features absolutely NO stamping at all.  Instead I chose to use my new bird punch from SU as the focal point of my card. 

The details are pretty much self explanatory so I'll just list the card ingredients and you can figure the rest out.  If you have questions you can always email me.

Don't forget to click on the Blogger Icon on my sidebar to check out the other members blogs to see their creations using this color scheme.

Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red
Designer Paper, Flower pattern by Doodlebug design.  Dotted pattern (source unknown)
Punches by SU - Bird Punch and Scallop border
Chilli Heart Sprinkles and Black Current Sprinkle from Annabelle Stamps
Red Ribbon - Offray
Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Foam Mounting tape.

Feb 4, 2010

absc13 - Valentine Roses

 Hello!  How has your week been?
                                                                                      
Mine hasn't been to bad all things considered.  I've been having some issues with my left hand and ended up needing a Cortisone shot to ease up the burning pain that I was having.  I am however doing okay and hoping the shot will last for awhile.  This is pretty much the same thing I went through last year with the Carpal Tunnel problems in my right hand so I'm pretty sure that sometime this year I'll probably be having another surgery.

But you didn't come here for that...So let's move on to today's Annabelle Sketch Challenge (absc13).  When I first saw this sketch I was like...What am I going to do? I don't own any large heart punches or Dies so I opted to use a different shape for my card.

I love how soft and delicate this card looks.

As you can see from the sketch this weeks, "bling" is the Flourish part of the sketch and what could be more perfect for creating these lovely flourishes then the stamp set, (Flourishes) which shows you how you can add the perfect placement for your bling.  On my card I decided to use it as a background stamp and only added a few gorgeous Blossom Pink Heart Sprinkles for my bling. 
I also used the Rose trio stamp from (Flowers for You).  I colored the flowers with markers and added some subtle sparkle to them with a Blossom pink Spica Glitter pen.  My sentiment was computer generated. 

Card stock: Kiwi Kiss (SU retired), Regal Rose, Gable Green, Whisper White
DP - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Nestabilitie Dies, Sprinkles, Scallop Punch SU, Paper Piercing Tool.

Don't forget to visit the Annabelle Blog and check out what the other DT members created using this sketch.