Friday, October 30, 2009

Combined challenges

I wanted to share my card that I did for a few challenges :) I kind of like mixing challenges together.

Here is my card that I created using the PaperMakeup Stamps that I had won during an earlier Copic Color Challenge. I used the Hope Awareness Fairy stamp.

I used a combination of E33, E35 and E37 for the hair. R20 - for the dress and accented the dress and shoes with YG06. I used a combination of R35 and RV34 for ribbon. BG10 for the wings and B12 for the bird.

1) I did this card for the Copic color challenge #37 - which was to use colors - YG06 (Yellowish Green), R20 (Blush), E33 (Sand).

Here is their color chart,

2) This was also for the Pals Paper Arts challenge - PPA14 - which was to use Pink in the card (For breast Cancer Awareness Month)

3) I used the Our Creative Corner Thursday Sketch - SASSC38 for this card.

Stamp - Papermakeup Stamps - Hope Awareness Fairy
Paper - Generic Pink DP, PTI White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Hibiscus Burst Ribbon, Nestabilities

Thursday, October 29, 2009

PTI Swap #5 - Regular Cards

I have been working on my cards for the Papertrey Ink Swap #5 on SplitCoastStampers, hosted by my friend Chris. This time I had signed for two spots in the regular cards and two spots for the sketch cards. I have finished my two regular cards and they were so much fun to make...

Here are my two regular cards,

I did not have the Enchanted evening ink, so instead I used the Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans and quite happy with the results. This card was inspired by some card I had seen online, but cannot remember where and I had not bookmarked that card. If you know or remember or see a similar card, please let me know and I would love to give credit to them.

Stamp - PTI Everyday Button Bits
Paper - PTI Enchanted Evening, White CS, PTI Bitty Boxes and Bitty Dots DP
Ink - PTI Ripe Avocado and Ranger Faded Jeans
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, SU Ribbon, Nestabilities

Stamp - PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, PTI Borders and Corners - Circle
Paper - PTI Bitty Baby Blessings DP, PTI Summer Sunrise CS, PTI Rustic Cream CS
Ink - Memento Black, Ranger Ink - Faded Jeans, Copics, PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Nestabilities, Generic Pin, Circle Punches, Generic Ribbon, Tea Duo Inking Cubes

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pals Paper Arts Challenged combined with Paperworks Co UCC #7

I combined the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #13 - which was to create anything but a card and the Paperworks Stamp Co Ultimate Craft Challenge #7 which was to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and to use some brads.

I did a small Christmas Ornament/Decor using some leftover chipboard. Covered it with some left over Martha Stewart DP and added some ribbon. :) Nice and easy. Kind of small and nice to gift to co-workers.

Sorry for the image quality. :) This is what happens when I work at night :) on these challenges.

Stamp - PTI VIntage Labels, PTI Signature Christmas
Paper - Martha Stewart DP, GKD Pure Luxury White
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - SU Jeweled Brads, Nestabilities Label One, Gems, Satin Ribbon, Chipboard Coaster

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI October Blog Hop

It is time again for a PTI Blog Hop. The blog hop this time was to show our best upcoming Holiday plans for cards, gifts etc...

I have tried to get a head start on Holiday cards this year...:) It is still a slow progress. I was very inspired by the Take a Note released this month by PTI - from Mish to create these cute note pads. I thought those would make very good holiday gifts. So, that is what I am planning to do this year, do these notepads as gifts and also do some of the no layer Holiday cards showcased by Nichole.

Here is one of the notepad that I did as a gift,

and here is my no layer card :)

Stamp - PTI Take a Note, PTI Peaceful Poinsettia, PTI Signature Christmas, PTI Vintage Labels
Paper - PTI White, Kraft and New Leaf CS. PTI Bitty Dots and Bitty Boxes DP
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Scarlett Jewel, PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI New Leaf Ink
Other - Circle Punches, PTI Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, Photo Corner Punch

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18

The colors for this Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18 this time were very interesting and quite challenging. I created two cards for this challenge. Both are same, the only difference being the color of the polka dots. For the first cards I stamped the polka dots from PTI Polka Dots II set in Dark Chocolate ink over New Leaf CS and for the second card, I stamped the polka dots in New Leaf Ink over New Leaf CS. :)

Here are my cards,

Supplies: PTI Signature Christmas, PTI Polka Dot Basics II, PTI Borders and Corners - Circle
Paper - PTI New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Cream CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI New Leaf
Other - PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, PTI New Leaf Vintage Buttons, PTI Twine

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Triple Challenge Card

I wanted to share the card that I did for three challenges today. I used this digital freebie image from Inger Harding. I love her images.

Here is my card,

The three challenges were,

1) Copic Creations Challenge - Coloring Black with Copics. I used C5, C7 and T6 for coloring the hair black in this image. As per the tutorial you can see on Copic Creations site, the colors that Suzanne Dean uses are C5, C7 and C9. I did not have C9, so I had to substitute.

2) Copic Color Challenge - Challenge #36 was to use the Colors V17(Amethyst), YR68(Orange), G99(Olive).

3) Just Us Girls Challenge - To add a 3D flower to your project. They have a fantastic tutorial also. But I did not have the Blossoms nestabilities. So, instead I used the five petal flower punch from Paper Wishes and created my own 3d flower. Basically I punched out three flowers, edged with ink, then folded two of them and then curled the third one using a tooth pick and then put them all together with a jewelled brad.

Stamp - Digital Freebie Image from Inger Harding, PTI Simple Things Anniversary Set
Paper - 120 LB Pure Luxury CS from Gina K, SU DP, SU Orange CS, PTI Rustic Cream CS, Bazzill Yellow CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Avocado Ink, Brown chalk ink
Other - Jewelled Brad, Paper Wishes 5 Petal Flower Punch, SU Word Window Punch

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SG7 Sketch

I wanted to have a quick post to share my card for the SG7 Sketch. I used the PTI 2008 Holiday Tags and some ribbon that my dear friend Sara had sent.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI 2008 Holiday Tags
Paper - PTI Scarlett Jewel, PTI White and PTI Cream CS, Basic Grey DP
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Circle Punches, Christmas Themed ribbon

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just Us Girls Color Challenge using TESC87 Sketch

Just Us Girls Challenge for this week was to use the colors Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist and Cream. These colors really go very well together. And I used the TESC87 Sketch from Taylored Expressions for my challenge. This sketch is just ab fab and I can see so many possibilities for this sketch.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Everyday Button Bits
Paper - PTI Pure Poppy and Rustic Cream CS, PTI Aqua Mist Bitty Dots DP
Ink - PTI New Leaf, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Martha Stewart Border Punch, SU Circle Punches, PTI Pure Poppy Vintage Buttons, SU Word Window Punch

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #35

The copic color challenge #35 this time was to use the Colors - R27 (Cadmium Red), BG05 (Holiday Blue) and G02 (Spectrum Green). I did not have BG05, so instead I used B05.

I used this really cute Dustin Pike Digital Stamp (Freebie) from his blog - Dragon with Wreath. I used a combination of G09 and YG63 for the wreath, R27 for the bow. G02 and B05 was used for his belly, scales and Horn and the Dragon was colored with T4. I just reapplied T4 to give it shading. I am kind of happy how this turned out. The sentiment is from the Stamptv Kit - Holiday Cheer from Gina K designs.

Here is my card,

Here is the color challenge chart,

Stamp - Dustin Pike Digital Stamp - Dragon with Wreath, Gina K designs Holiday Cheer StampTV Kit
Paper - Generic Christmas DP, SU Vanilla CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - SU Oval Punch, Gems
Other -

Friday, October 16, 2009

Moxie Fab World Challenge - Not your regular ruffles

The Moxie Fab world challenge this time was to create something with Ruffles. I have been wanting to CASE this card from Dawn McVey for a long time and this was the perfect challenge for it.

Here is my card,

Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance
Paper - Making Memories DP, PTI Rustic Vintage CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, PTI Vintage Button, Marvy Circle Punch

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch #37

Justrite stamps are the sponsors for the latest Kazan's Sketch #37 over at 2Sketches4You.

Here is my card for it. I used the Justrite Stamp that I have and the sentiment is from PTI. I colored the flowers with Sakura Glaze pen which kind of gave it a embossed look.

Here is my Card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Justrite Stamps, PTI Simple Things Anniversary Set
Paper - PTI Soft Sand, Pure Poppy and White CS, SU DP
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Copics
Other - Sakura Glaze Pen, Marvy giga punches, SU Word Window Punch, PTI Ribbon

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pals Paper Arts - Color Challenge PPA11

Pals Paper Arts present us with a color challenge this time.

Here is my card,

I used the Pocket Silhouette's set and kept the card simple. I used the Sakura Clear Gelly roll and went over the leaves of the image to kind of give it a shimmer. I am really sorry that the photo is not that clear :(

Here is the color challenge,

Stamp - SU Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - SU DP, SU Orange and Old Olive CS and Vanilla CS
Ink - PTI Plum Pudding and PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - PTI Plum Pudding Ribbon

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #34

I had not played the previous Copic Color Challenge as I was kind of looking for some new images to color. Then I found quite a few Digi Stamps out there and fell in love with them.

The Copic Color challenge #34 - this time was to use the colors YG95 - Pale Olive, R39 - Garnet and C4 - Cool Gray No.4. I did not have YG95 - so instead I used YG93 and YG97. There are still certain aspects of the coloring on this image that could be improved, but I am quite happy how it turned out. This was quite new for me to color such a complex image.

Here is my card,

This Digi stamp is from Inger Harding. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It is a freebie that she is offering called - Waiting for Santa to Come. I colored the Girl's dress with C4 and her coat with R39. I used the YG93 and YG97 for the door. I have decorated the inside of the card with the same DP and added a sentiment. Forgot to take a picture of it.

Here is the color chart,

Stamp - Digi Stamp from Inger Harding - Waiting for Santa to Come
Paper - Gina K designs Luxury 120 LB CS, Generic Christmas Themed DP, SU Vanilla CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - None

Mojo Monday 107 and Copic Creations Challenge

The Copic Creations Challenge this time was to color Pumpkins. The image from Gina K that came with the previous StampTV kit - Signs of Autumn was the best for this challenge.

I also used the Mojo Monday 107 Sketch for this card.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Gina K Designs Signs of Autumn StampTV Kit
Paper - Autumn DP from Signs of Autumn StampTV Kit, Coredinations Cardstock, GKD White CS, SU DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Colorbok brads, Marvy Giga Scallop Circle punch

Monday, October 05, 2009

WCMD Challenges from PTI

Nichole Heady at PTI had these four challenges for the World Card Making Day. It was like globe trotting with cards :) Lots of fun.

WCMD Challenge #1 - Japan

I did not have any Asian Themed PTI Stamp sets. So I used the combination of Boxes, Bags and Tags and Beyond Basic Borders. I created this card bases on my feel of Japan and its art and colors :)

Stamp - PTI Boxes, Bags and Tags, PTI Beyond Basic Border
Paper - PTI Ocean Tides Bitty Boxes DP, PTI Rustic Cream CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI New Leaf
Other - SU Word Window Punch, White Gel Pen, Sakura Star Burst Pen

WCMD Challenge #2 - Mexico

I used the Guidelines 2 Stamp set to create a tiled background and used it with Lemon Tart Bitty boxes DP. Some how these colors always convey Mexico to me :)

Stamp - PTI Guidelines 2, PTI Vintage Picnic
Paper - PTI Bitty boxes DP in Lemon Tart, Guidelines 2 CS, PTI Ripe Avocado CS
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, Ranger Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, PTI New Leaf
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons

WCMD Challenge #3 - India

I used the Guidelines stamp set to create the background and then added some bling to it. Kept it simple with juts the sentiment (which I printed from the computer). I added a few pure poppy buttons too. I used a combination of Orange and red Inks as lot of Indian Saree's have this color combination over pale blue background :)

It might be hard to see the bling on this card as the photograph might not be capturing it well. But it looks beautiful IRL.

Stamp - PTI Guidelines
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Orange Zest, Versamark
Paper - PTI Aquamist and Pure Poppy card stock
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Gem stones

Challenge #4 - Australia

I was influenced by the reds and browns in the Australian art and plus I used the challenge of dotting the stamped images with White Gel Pen. :)

Stamp - PTI Background Basics Retro, PTI Flower Garden
Paper - PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate CS, PTI White CS
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Nestabilities, Ribbon, White Gel Pen

Sunday, October 04, 2009

My Simple card for Raspberry Suite Challenge #17

Howdy All, It is October already :) I am not much into Halloween cards for some reason. Although I love putting up Halloween decorations :)

So for Dawn's Raspberry Suite Challenge #17, I ended up doing the a simple Holiday Card. I used the one of the images from Vintage Label and tried to create a frame...but after I see the picture, it is kind of skewed, but I still like the card.

Basically, I cut out a square piece of card stock, used it as a mask and stamped this image around it on the aqua mist card stock. Inside, I stamped the sentiment from Signature Christmas. I created the background page using the Guidelines Stamp set on Kraft card stock. A simple ribbon finished it off. I thought of putting some bling on the aqua card stock, but somehow it felt nice as it is.

Here is my card,

Sorry for the bad picture. This is what happens when you work late in the night on challenges.

Here is the Raspberry Color Challenge,

Stamp - PTI Vintage Label, PTI Signature Christmas, PTI Guidelines
Paper - PTI Kraft, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Aqua Mist CS
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Dark Chocolate and Versamark
Other - Ribbon and Vintage Chai Inking Duo

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Sketch Girl : SG6

I used one of the Paperworks Co Stamps - Gordie the Giraffe for my card this time for SG6. The stamps from Paperworks Co are really nice and they are perfect for copics coloring.

Here is my card,

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Gordie the Giraffe from Paperworks Co, Mega Messages from PTI
Paper - SU CS and Making Memories DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - SU Scallop Punch