Posts Tagged ‘Card’

Now I know why I don’t combine challenges. Too hard, too many things to remember.

I did give it a go, though, with combining Kim’s Artful INKable challenge:

No PP permitted, only 3 layers max, only 1 kind of accessory (either ribbon or brads).

with Steph’s Inspiration challenge, using this image colour, whatever inspires you, from Athleta Swimwear:

I had used the wrong colour in one of Kristina Werners Challenges, so I had the “Wrought Iron” trim left over. Reuse, recycle, baby.

No stamps?? What’s up with that? But that’s what I ended up with. Ha, I just realized that I lost a piece of the white die cut in between the ‘a & the n’ in thanks. I’ll have to check the craft room floor. Ribbon was tough to give up on this one:

Cuttlebug die Combo with Gratitude and Combo for You, Christmas Ornaments Embossing Folder, Martha stewart Pearl stickers, Wrought Iron Punch (S.U. Retired), Rose Red CS, Rose Red Ink.

Check out other submissions for the Swimsuit cards on SCS IC141 and the Artful Inkables limited supplies under ARTINK on SCS.

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Well, my Liam has a low grade fever, since last night.  Thankfully, as I write this he is doing a bit better and was chipper by supper time, but it was a bit of a bust of a day.  Pretty much just sat on the chesterfield with him.  He sorta’ whimpers if you stray far.  No house chores, no excursions with the 3 kids for swimming.  Pretty low key.  

At one point, Liam dozed off on the chesterfield for 45 minutes.  Put some laundry on & did a quick escaping craft (for sanity sake).

I did quite a bit of surfing today and came across this, tiny Purse by GEETA SUGGS on Crafty Engineer, which I came across while on Card of the Week.

So for my quick break, I worked on the tiny purse.  I only changed it up a bit, smaller, so it would fit the new S.U. Punch Curly Punch.  Oh yes, & I added a velcro “snap” so it would open & close easier.

PP:  Urban Garden, Night of Navy CS, Diamond Sticker, Ribbon from the scrapbookingplace.com, Curly Punch.

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Here, Kelly of SCS, has a challenge: AUG08VSNA, Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do you see?.  We were permitted to use the any of the animals of the beloved classic, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle, and the only condition is … match the colour.  I started off with Red Bird, but that didn’t work, then Brown Bear, nope … I ended up with this tiny baby card:

The inside of the card, I just put a bit of trim to cover the Rick Rack bits & the underside of the Circle Scallops.

Used:  Bashful Blue Ink & Markers, Bashful Blue CS, Yoho Yellow textured CS & Certainly Celery textured CS, 1/4 inch circle punch, Cuddles & Tickles & Baby Frame stamps (S.U. Retired), Mini Glue Dots, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ Punch, Versa Mark Ink & Mustard Yellow Embossing Powder (S.U. Retired).

Check out what others on SCS have come up with here.

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Yeah! Kristina’s Blog is up & running (yes, I checked it daily, so did you!) and she has her Colour Inspiration posted.

Okay, I had a bit of a hard time seeing the image of the bedroom from the Orange Beautiful Blog, but I hope I got the general idea. So here’s the bedroom:

The Colours we could use were:

and one of our choice, used in small amounts.

I went with:

And here’s my card:

With these see Acetate Cards, just remember, it’s a card & needs to be able to be written on inside. Try pasting on some white CS to match the outside graphics.

Used Stazon Jet Black Ink to define the edges. Also used cuttlebug dies, just love those things. Rhinestone stickers, Ribbon.

Night all! The kids have (one hockey & other art) camp in the morning & I promised Cinnamon Buns for breakie as a treat to get them up early. I will solely rely on copious amounts of coffee to keep up with Liam. Perhaps he can watch a bit of Wonder Pets tomorrow.

EDIT:  Here is the link for the Cuttlebug Embossing Die Folder called:  Combo With Gratitude

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This is a technique from SplitCoaststampers called “Rolling with Marbles“. Thanks, Beate for the instructions!

Here’s my take on ‘Rolling Marbles’. I used Garden Green CS, because I used Ballet Blue Ink & Wild Wasabi Ink (apparently when mixed makes Garden Green! Who knew!)

The Circles on the side is a technique I learned from JeNN (using the slit punch & then using the 1″ punch). Hope you’re feelin’ better, JeNN!

EDIT: I’ve been told the link on JeNN’s website is down. Try this You Tube LINK where she demo’d how to do the scalloped circles.

For more fun interpretations of this “Rolling Marble” Technique, check out SplitCoastStampers.

Garden Green CS, 1″ circle Punch, Slit Punch, Water colour paper, dimensionals, twine, Velum, Garden Green Ink, Sponge, Coluzzle, Rhinestone Brad, Flower.

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The ArtInk Challenge this go revolves around making a “beverage card”.  So Martini’s or Margarita’s  it’s not, but mine is still is a beverage card.  This is the only drink stamp I own.  I really like the “Olive You” stamps from Artful Inkables, though.  Hmmm another set onto the wish list.  LOL

The tea cup is so tiny, like I said it’s the only beverage card I own.  I think it would have looked better larger, but here ya go!

Used:  Martha Stewart PP, Soft Sky CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Chocolate Chip ink, Close to Cocoa Ink, Basic Black Ink, Bashful Blue ink, Cuttlebug Embossing templates, Cricket “Base Camp” letters, Coluzzle (for cutting circles), Rubber Stamped: Tea Cup Stamp, dimensionals, aqua painter, sponge, cording, scallop punch (should have used a sanding block to tidy up the cuttings around the tea cup).

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This week our home has hosted the C.E.F. (Evangelical Backyard Bible Camp). It’s a wonderful program where Evangelical Missionaries (teenagers camp counsellors) come & run a day camp (couple of hours in the afternoon) for you & your neighbours. I wasn’t sure how many children we’d have coming, but thanks to the prayers of many, we have a good turn out. The teens are full of energy & play games, tell stories, sing songs, you name it.

I am responsible for providing snacks and a yard. We used the front yard & that’s how we picked up some more kids in the neighbourhood, as they were interested in what was going on. Oh, yes, I am also responsible for providing a basement in case of rain. Guess what the weather was in the second half of the camp, lol. Baking buns each day & cutting up some fruit & veggies & other various snacks … not much investment for a whole lot of fun.

So really, I personally, haven’t had to “do” anything, besides provide the snacks and give the boys a drive to their next camp. (Marshall and Alex do 3 camps each day. I believe we were the 6th week!) It’s been fun & the boys have been wonderful, so I made up a thank you card for them, letting them know they are appreciated with their hand in making this possible.

On the inside is a book mark. The Cork Paper is from Karen Foster. (I love that PP, in that it is actually cork, not a look alike print). CS: Close to Cocoa, Apple Cidar (I believe PP from S.U. Autumn Mini cat ’07) The Stamp is from S.U. retired set: “Little Inspirations”, Copper antique brads. I just used a Coluzzle to cut parallel lines in the card to slide in the book mark.

Here’s a close up of the Book Mark. I’m not sure where I got the green paper, but it’s almost like a mulberry paper it’s so thick.

With 2 days left of the camp, please pray for relief from rain, at least on the last day, as one of the neighbours offered to make home made ice cream & with 11-15 kids, I’d like to enjoy it outside. :) As I type this, Liam is snoozing upstairs & the camp is rockin’ in the rec room down stairs.

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Okay, this is the first time I tried two cards for Kristina’s Colour Inspiration. These bright colours were way out of my comfort zone. Honestly, it was just too hard for me, not sure why, each colour was so bold & I couldn’t make it come together. Maybe if I had only used minimal amounts, of each bold colour. I can’t wait to see how everyone else pulled it off. I’ve never missed one of Kristina’s Colour Inspirations, so I wanted to give it a go & see what I could come up with. They are too much fun to pass, as hundreds of other know.

I thought it might be fun to knit a little blanket, to mirror the afgan in the Photo, but if you could see me, you would have laughed. The only “wool” I could find (in my arsenal in the craft room) in Pumpkin Pie was Cross Stitch Thread, so I used that, but it was taking so long, & I felt like a GIANT with wee thread & the smallest knitting needles I owned:

Anyways, here’s the result from that silly endeavor. For anyone who ever wanted to know, you can’t easily cable with Cross Stitch Thread, so I just did regular k/p:

And after looking at it, it was just too much Green Galore for my liking so I took it down a bit & came up with this, my second attempt at these colours:

Kristina’s Colour Inspiration #18 was taken from this photo of CB2

Here’s the bedding photo:

The colours we were to use were:

and either one of these colours


I did the best I could, but it just wasn’t coming together for me.

I used Green Galore CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, Rose Red Textured CS, Rose Red PP, Petite Scallop Circles Nestabilites, Black Embossing Powder, Versamark, dimensionals, Stamps: Seeing Spots, Toile Blossoms, Favourite Greetings & some ribbon.

Check out Kristina’s blog for the Round Up & her card next week!

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Here’s a quick Anniversary card for DH’s parents.  All of the anniversary cards I googled were white with embossing & wedding like & oh I dunno, I wanted something a bit more cheery and bright, I mean, wow 30 years, that’s tough to do these days.

Used the new Cricut cutter with Martha Stewart’s PP, some dimensionals, some Rhinestone Brads, S.U. Marker, Ruby Red Ink Sponged onto the outside of the numbers, Corner Rounder, Flowers … hmm I think that’s about it.

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Kristina Weekly Colour Inspiration is here, number 17!  This week her colour inspiration comes from this beautiful dress.  I love it!


The Colours that were pulled were:


And here’s the card.  I actually started off with something completely different, as I had a bunch of “flower buttons” that matched & was thinking of working off of the ‘pleats’ idea with the buttons, but I had the focus of a butterfly & ended up with something completely different, looking more like a bureau drawer:

The PP is from Anna Griffin, NRN Designs: RoseBuds & Blooms, NRG Designs: Orchids, Martha Stewart: Heirloom, S.U. CS: Rose Red, Regal Rose, & Sage Shadow.

Check out Kristina’s Blog next week for the Round UP!

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