Sunday, February 28, 2010

One more for tonight

I've got one more card to share. It's another SFYTT combined with the Cute Card Thursday ribbon challenge and Stamp Something's recipe- design paper, button, and ribbon. Image is a Greeting Farm digi and the papers are KandCo.



DSO card


I've got another Digital Stamp Oasis DT card to share. This one features Party Squirrel. You can pick him up at the shop now. I've made my card with the sketch at Papertake Weekly and I've added three types of texture for the Crazy4Challenges challenge. I used embossing on the yellow squares, ric rac, and some glitter on the present and balloons. The paper is BasicGrey Lime Ricky and I've colored my image with Prismacolor pencils. Thanks for taking a peak.


Vintage card for Mom

I've combined several challenges into this card. I've used a Whiff of Joy image and Basic Grey Wisteria papers. I think the colors have a vintage feel. I've colored my image with Copics markers. The first photo shows the ones I've used.






Here's a little close up. One of the challenges calls for glitter and I added just a hint with Stickles to the flowers in her basket, headband, and bow. You can't see it too well in the main photo.



Here are the challenges I've entered with this card:

Whiff of Joy sketch challenge

Simon Says - Vintage with flowers

Spoonful of Sugar- Distress inks, pearls, and glitter

All Sorts - Mother's Day

Rainy day friend

I've used this great digi image from Phindy's Place with Jen's SFYTT. There is a mega prize involved and I've got some catching up to do. Here is my first card:



I've always loved Jen's sketches whether there is a prize involved or not. They are so much fun to work with. I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils. I also combined this with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge- stitching. I did some faux stitching with a black pen.

Stamp: Phindy's Place
Paper: Making Memories
Tools: Nestabilities circles and scalloped circle; Martha Stewart lace doily punch

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenges for a cause

I love it when I can play in a challenge and have a cause and purpose for my card. I love to give my cards away and know someone might be touched. Taylored Expressions is having a card drive. Here is an excerpt from her blog-

"In an effort to be a blessing to families experiencing a deep loss, Taylored Expressions is excited to host the Dragonfly Card Drive! My sister-in-law and a high school friend both work as labor and delivery nurses at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. When they told me about the wonderful work they're doing for parents suffering the loss of a newborn, I knew we could help! The cards we gather will be donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care nurses where they use the dragonfly as a symbol of hope for families who have lost a child during delivery or in the early stages of life. Families are given a dragonfly card while they are in the hospital as something to hold on to, cherish, and comfort them after the quiet time spent with their son or daughter. In addition to a card, the parents receive a small ring with a poem, a prayer shawl for the mother (to symbolize God wrapping his loving arms around her), along with baby footprints and baby molds."

For each card sent in you get an entry into a giveaway for a gift certificate. Check out the details here.

Here are a couple that I made to send.




The card on the right uses TESC101. The one on the left uses the sketch from Crazy4Challenges. Both use the same Cosmo Cricket papers. The one on the left uses a Starving Artist stamp and MFT sentiment. The one on the right uses an Inkadinkado stamp and Verve sentiment. The cattails are from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

BTW, Does anyone know where I can find more dragonfly images? Maybe digi? I should have more than I do, because I have two sis-in-laws that love dragonflys.

Blog Candy winner!

Thanks to everyone that entered my blog candy and became followers. I've just finished writing out all the names on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. The name I drew......


didn't contact me. It's been a week. I waited a little longer because I didn't have a definite end date. So... I've drawn a new winner_

Kristen


Please email me at fkayct@hotmail.com with your address by Sunday Feb. 28 7:00 p.m. Thanks. Congrats!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Patriotic Bella

Here is my Sketch Saturday card combined with the Cute Card Thursday metal challenge. I used circle clips and brads for the metal.



Stamps: Stamping Bella Cruisabella; MFT sentiment
Paper: Doodlebug Design, Bazzill cardstock
Tools: Copics, cirle punch, Nestabilities
Accents: circle clips, brads

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DT Submission

What an honor it would be to be on Mo's Dream Team. This is my submission for the March 2010 Guest Spot. Of course the image is Mo's. I colored this sweetie with Prismacolor pencils. Paper is BasicGrey Sugar Rush.

Two for Tuesday

Here's a bright gift and card combo "Just Because"...



FLOWER BLOSSOMS Ceramic Tile Coasters (Set of 4) - Hot Pink/White or Blue/White by craftation



Beautiful butterfly greeting card by SouthernScraps

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Flutterby

Just a quick post before bed...

This is my card for the Flutterby challenge 97 using Mercy's sketch 61. The image is by Whiff of Joy and I've colored it with copics. Papers are by We R Memory Keepers. I sponged some angel pink ink by Memento around the edges of the image.



Here are the Copics I used



Thanks for stopping by!

Thinking of you

I've made a couple of cards with a "thinking of you sentiment." The first one is for Mo's challenge- clean and simple- white cardstock, ribbon, and image. That was hard for me. Here is my card.




I've used Jack and Ginger and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. This card is also for The Pink Elephant challenge- ribbon ( At least that was simple enough) and Papertake Weekly- gingham (checks).

My next card was made with this week's CPS sketch.



Stamp: GKD
Tools: FLeur de lis embossing folder, Nestabilities circle, Copics- V15, V17, Y08, Y17

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thinking Spring

It's seems many of us are tired of our colder than usual winters and are looking forward to spring! I've made a card with that in mind using an image from Digital Stamp Oasis. I colored my image with prismacolor pencils and then added Stickles to the mushroom and butterfly. I also added Stickles to my brads to give it a little more glitter and bling.





Stamps: Digital Stamp Oasis
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Nestabilities
Accents: Stickles, brads, buttons, flowers

This card was also made for the following challenges:

Pile It On: Flowers

Paper Sundaes: A Glittery Spring

Simon Says: Recipe- 3 types embellishments ( I used brads, buttons, and flowers), 2 patterned papers, and 1 image

Charisma Cardz- Sketch

Stamp Something- A touch of spring

A Spoonful of Sugar- Spring

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blog Candy-Closed

Wow! I've passed 12,000 hits! So it's time to pick a winner. I'll be back later with the lucky name.

Winner announced HERE.



Sometime before Christmas my blog counter hit 10,000 hits. I totally missed it. But I wanted to celebrate so I'm putting together a candy for 12,000 hits. I'll draw for this candy sometime after I hit that mark. What you see above is not all. I'll be adding to it because I'm clearing out supplies as I work on projects and some of them will go in this stash. Some will go to charity. I'm sure some ribbon will end up here and maybe some stamped images for you. If you want a chance to win, please do the following:

1) Become a follower. (For every 10 new followers, I'll add another piece of candy beyond what you see. If you are already a follower, thanks. You will automatically be entered. Current followers can get a second entry for completing the next steps.)

2) Spread the word!

3) Leave me a comment on this post letting me know where or how you spread the word about my candy.

Thanks again to everyone who has come by to visit and to leave comments.

***I have added three stamped images to the "dish". Whiff of Joy - Melinda Blowing Kisses, High Hopes Ace, and Birthday Betsy from Dog Gone Stamps. These have been stamped on GinaK Pure Luxury cardstock with Memento ink. I also added a Memento Dew Drop ink in pink, some pink fibers, and some ribbon (two kinds with over 3 yds of each.*** Photo has been updated.

As promised the candy is growing as the entries grow. Thanks for all the kind comments you are leaving. Continue to spread the word.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage

Just a quick post to share the card I made for TGF FFF Vintage challenge, CPS, and Little Paper Shop's distressing challenge. This image is Laurie dreamy from The Greeting Farm. I've colored her with Prismacolor pencils and distressed the edges of some of my panels.




Thanks for looking. Don't forget about my blog candy HERE. The counter is only 20 hits away from me picking a winner!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pretty in pink. and white and red

The challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil this week is to use pink, red, white, and a heart. This image just calls for these colors! And aren't they cute? Cute is the theme of the challenge this week at Stamp Something.



Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Martha Stewart Embossing heart punch, Fiskars cloud scissors, Nestabilities ; Copics
Accents: ribbon, rhinestones

This card was made using the sketch at Card Patterns and also made for the Cute Card Thursday love challenge.

I almost forgot- I colored my image with Copics. Here are the colors I used:

Two for Tuesday - Vintage

Know someone who likes vintage? This would make the perfect gift and card.


Vintage Set of 8 Floral Teacups and Saucers by shabbychic72



Vintage floral thinking of you greeting card by SouthernScraps

Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday kitty

Hi, hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day. I did. Hunny got me some stamps and a couple more Copics. He really knows the way to my heart, lol.

Here is a card made using the Sketch Saturday sketch. I've also combined this with All Sorts 3,2,1 challenge. I used 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers, and one image.

Isn't this the sweetest kitty? I really don't like cats, but I love this image. As a side note, (and I hope this doesn't offend anyone) hubby jokingly says "Bella likes cats- she just can't eat a whole one by herself yet". Bella is our 10-month old Malinois shephard.



Stamp: Purrfectly Delightful GKD
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Accents: Buttons, Making Memories stitches

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A bucket full of love

Verve's project parade theme this month is Tags, Tins & Treats. You must go to their blog and see all the awesome projects by the DT members.

For my project I've used a red tin bucket I bought a couple of years ago on after Christmas clearance. I've filled it with paper flowers and Hershey's miniatures wrapped in custom wrappers that I have stamped with some Studio G clear stamps. I embellished the bucket with a tag and ribbon. This has been sent out to some family members. I hope they receive it in one piece.



The Pink Elephant is calling for Valentine's projects and Simon Says is looking for "love". My bucket is certainly full of "love".

Feather Blending

Copic Creations has issued a challenge to use feather blending. I had so much fun with this. I'm so glad I'm following these challenges and have learned this technique. I used this to color this angel's jeans. I used this image on another treat holder. Are you tired of these yet?

I'm also sharing this for the Flutterby Wednesday love theme.



Image: Whiff of Joy Angel hugging heart

Here are the Copics I used on this image:

Mail call




Here's a quick little post to share a quick little treat holder I made for Valentine's Day. I filled this with Crystal Light drink mix sticks and put it in a package I'm mailing out to family. The image is from Digital Stamp Oasis. You can get lots of cute digi stamps there. (I colored mine with Prismacolor pencils.)

This project was also made for Digital Tuesday's challenge- It's all about the animals. DSO is sponsoring it so if you play along, you could win three of their images.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Young Love



Hi, hope you have all had a good week. This card was made for Mo's challenge- wood. I've used "Young Love" by Mo at Digital Pencil. I've colored it with Prismacolor pencils and I used papers by Cosmo Cricket. The layout is based on the sketch at Friday Sketchers. This card is also for the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend- Valentine's

Stamp Something- Love

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Framed



I cut a frame with my Nestabilities labels four and added some bling to it for the FTTC52E.





Last is my card for the FTTC52F- use your favorite set. Right now Beach Life is my favorite set. I combined this with the sketch challenge at Paper Sundaes.

All in pink


This one is for FTTC52D - use pink. I combined this one with Cute Card Thursday Spots and Dots. I used Flourishes Gerbera Daisies and Making Memories paper. I colores my flowers with Copics.


Beach scene


I'll be quickly posting a series of cards that I just finished. This one is for the Flourishes FTTC52A. I've used Flourishes Beach Life set and K&Co. paper. I colored my scene with Copics. I dabbed on the sky with Memento ink and an sponge dauber.


Late Mojo

I'm a little late getting in the game for some of the challenges I wanted to participate in this week. Here is a card a made for the Mojo sketch and the FTTC52C to make a birthday card with fruit or fruit colors as inspiration. I have no fruit stamps so I went with the citrus fruit colors.




Stamps: Flourishes
Paper: K&Co.
Tools: Nestabilities; Copics
Accents: brads

Roses for You

Valentine's Day is coming up and we will all be celebrating love. There are some other celebrations going on too. Flourishes is celebrating the anniversary of their Timeless Tuesday challenges. For Betty Wright's challenge she wants you to cut it out and pop it up. That's exactly what I did with these roses from A Year of Flowers for Melanie's new release contest.






Paper: Making Memories
Stamps: A Year of Flowers GinaK Designs; sentiment- MFT
Tools: Copics; Martha Stewart lace doily punch; circle punch
Accents: heart eyelet, ribbon

This card was also made for the following challenges:

Simon Says- Photo inspiration

Charisma Cardz- Love

Our Creative Corner- Masculine Valentine ( Don't tell my hubby, this is his Valentine's card)

Taylored Expressions Sketch #99

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valetine treat holder



I'm sharing this cute hanging treat holder I made for Valentine's Day. Some of you may remember the ones I did at Christmas. I will again fill this with drink mixes and hang it on a bottle of water for a family member.

I've combined a few challenges with this one. DareU2DigiStamp called for hearts and Valentines. I've used a Pure Innocence digi image. Paper Sundaes is looking for Valentines and Saturday Spotlight issued a "tiny" challenge. I've got a tiny button on the heart.

I colored my image with copics. Here are the colors I used:

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Cake is .. so good!


This cute little fellow can be found at Phindy's Place. I've made this card using the sketch at OCC Sketch Challenge Blog.


A few other deets: Image is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Paper is by K&Co.

Candy is Dandy!

There are some great giveaways going on. Be sure to peek in the candy dish on my sidebar. Rosette from Rosette's Crafting World is giving away BG Origins goodies! She is celebrating being chosed for Mo's Design Team. Way to go!

Don't forget about my candy HERE. I'll give it away when I hit 12,000 visits. 574 more to go, so send your friends over and spread the word.

Friday Feature - Love Birds

The day for "love birds" is fastly approaching. Here are some "love bird" finds from etsy.





Love Birds Coffee Mugs by marywibis



Love Birds Magnet or Push Pin Set by kimiko611



Love Birds Night Light by bloominlumen



Love Birds Necklace in Silver by ANORIGINALJEWELRY



Love Birds by ShoopTiles32

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Prayer time



Matthew 18:4 "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

This verse is the inspiration for Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week. The challenge is to make a card with an image of a child or children. I chose this digital image by M&M Designz at Digital-Ink Co. Maybe if we all prayed with that child-like faith, with no doubts, our prayers would be more powerful and would be answered.

This card is also made for the Saturday Spotlight "big" challenge. I used a "big" image. I made my card based on Mercy's Sketch #59. I like this sketch and it leaves a lot of liberty to add to it.

A few deets: Paper is by Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday. I've colored this image with Prismacolor pencils.

Missmatch and a Flutterby

I've used MissMatch Ketto on this card and used the sketch from Sketch Saturday again. I also incorporated the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge call for hearts into this one.





Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: Unknown (from my old stash)
Accents: Prima flowers
Tools: Sizzix heart die, heart punch

I also made a card last night for StampTV's sketch challenge. Since I used a butterfly, I thought I'd share it at the Flutterby Wednesday challenge- it's an open challenge this week.



Stamps: GinaK take flight
Paper: K&Co.
Tools: Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval ; Copics
Accents: Rhinestones- Michaels


Monday, February 1, 2010

Sweet baby girl


Simon Says has set a "baby" theme for its challenge. I thought this sweet bunny from Digital-Ink Co. would be perfect for a baby card. On top of that, The Pink Elephant has set a color challenge- all about pink- perfect for a baby girl card. The layout of my card is based on Sketch Saturday's sketch.


The paper is from K&Co. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.

Wish you were here

I took another stab at the Friday Sketchers sketch. I still didn't follow the square shape, but I used the basic idea. This is a great simple sketch. I've used it for my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday card. The challenge was to be inspired by the letter "P" so I thought of "palms" and punches.




Stamps: Flourishes beach life
Paper: K&Co.
Tools: Nestabilities, MS border punch
Accents: flower, brad

Sit a while...

Well, it is Monday and I can only imagine that it's the weekend so I can sit a while and relax like this card suggests. I made this one based on the sketch at Friday Sketchers.



The stamp is from GinaK Designs. The paper is just card stock. It was embossed with the Cuttlebug Moroccan folder.

Thanks for looking. Have a great week.