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Monday, April 30, 2012

Something in the air

Hiya friends,

This card is for the CDAC Progressive Challenge (CDACPC17) where the theme was "Something in the Air" and I have just made it to the deadline. I wished I had made more cards but due to time constraints, I just couldn't. I have made this card for my girlfriend who needs some encouraging words and thoughts for the hardships she is going through now.

The sketch is from I{heart}2stamps

Here is my card

Close up

Cardstock: Green, Beige & White (The Paper Mill Store);
Patterned papers: Spring (Making Memories), K & Comapny Terrie Conrad Sweet Life,
Stamps: Happiness (Local King Rubber Stamp), Timeless Tags (The Craft's Meow), Spread Your Wings (There She goes);
Image: McMahon Five;
Ink : Desert Sand (Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop);
Embossing Folder : D'Vine Swirls (Cuttlebug);
Embossing Mat (Spellbinders);
Embellishments: Flower Chipboard (K & Company); Sheer Ribbon from stash; Sewing Machine;
Copics: E00, E02, BG10, BG34, B02, R32, R29; Stampin' Up Markers: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green.


CDACPC16 - Something in the air
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge - Mother's Day/Feminine plus with ribbon
Lej's Design Challenge - Anything goes

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Birthday Wishes

This weekend has been very crazy for me. Yesterday, I went to a sewing/craft fair and today, I took the kids to the nearest fair and boy, am I tired. I have added some stickles on the flower and hearts but with poor lighting at night, it did not come out well.
Here's the sketch I had to use

Here's my card

Close up

Cardstock: Neutral color (Stampin' Up), Amethyst (Bazzill)
Image: Pollycraft
Stamps: Plaid (Hero Arts), Birthday Wishes (Hampton Art)
Ink: Tsukineko Black, Brown &
Accessories: Floral Fantasy (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder), Purple adhesived pearls (Prima Marketing), Classic Circle Nestabilities, Red Stickles, Baker's Twine, Die-Namics Notebook Edge, copics markers


Pollycraft - Sketch
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Punches & Dies

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rain or Shine

This is my first time trying to enter the Hero Arts contest with this month's theme being "Sunshine and Showers".

I have used the Hero Arts House with plant stamp and have stamped it four times. On the left, I have used bright cherry colours to represent Sunshine and on the left, dull colours to represent Showers. I have also colored the plants with copics. I have also used some foam dots to create some dimension for my black frame. The windows and doors have been fussy cut and it did take some time but I enjoyed it in the end.
Here's my card:

Cardstock: Black, White (Paper Mill Store)
Ink: Pigment (Aladine)
Foam Dots: Glue Arts
Copics: B02, YR02, Y08, V15, R32.


Hero Arts April contest - Sunshine and Showers

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Little Princess

A little princess will be celebrating her 5th birthday this weekend and I thought of using an unusual image as my focus. Usually it's always fairies and princesses but I wanted to play with the ostrich, which is usually seen as an "ugly" bird. I think it came out pretty, don't you think? I've cut one of the crowns from the patterned paper and used some foam dots to give some dimension.

Close up

Paper: Black (Bazzil), Pink (Recollections), Yellow dots (Nikki Sivils Kit); Princess Paper (Provocraft);
Image: Ostrich (Doodle Pantry)
Stamps: Happy Birthday (Unknown), Butterfly (Maped);
Ink: Tsukineko Memento
Punch: 1" (Stampin' Up); Circle: Stampin' Up; 
Markers: Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: Doily (The Royal Store); Rhinestone Stickers (Me & My Big Ideas); Foam Dots (Glue Dots)

Doodle Pantry #22 - Use an image
DigiDesigns Challenge - Animal Friends
Paper Sundaes #117 - Let's get cute
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - To Die For
Wags and Whiskers Challenge - Anything goes
Spectacular Sunday Challenge - Loads of layers
Crazy 4 Challenges - Black Cardstock

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's all about the bears

Good afternoon! I'm trying to finish the CDAC Progressive Challenge and to tell you the truth, I wasn't feeling it today. I've got a bad strep and my whole body is aching. I tried to push myself but it's not fun when I'm sick! No creativity happens...

I have used the sketch 161 from Card Patterns

My card:

Close up

I will  update the supplies later. Sorry...


CDACPC 15- It's all about the bears
Card Patterns - Sketch

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dream with me

This card was for my daughter who likes to dream a lot:-) She is only 4 but you all know at this age, they love to dream and sometimes, I wish I could go ahead and dream away with her. She has a very big creative mind. I have stamped my criss cross stamp a lot of times to create my own pink paper. Unfortunately, I don't know the name.

I've inspired myself with the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches

and here's my take

A close up


Papers: White (Martha Stewart), Blue (Michaels); Image & Frame (A day for Daisies); Punch (Floral Lace Edge - Martha Stewart & Butterfly - Maped); misc. feather and ribbon; Ink (Memento Black) and copics.


A day for Daisies - Add a feather
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Pastels
7 Kids Challenge Blog - Die Cuts/Punches
Sugar Creek Hollow - Die Cuts/Punches
Crafts and me Challenges - 3D embellishment (feather)
Delicious Doodle Challenge - Lots of layers
Stamp and Create: Spring