Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Cards and Sketches Galore

I wanted to share the holiday cards I had done for three different sketches. So, please bear with my long post.

1)Kazan Sketch #40 from 2Sketches4You

I used the Justrite stamper Merry Little Christmas set for this card. Stamped the bell image with Memento Black and colored it with Copics:) Kept the card very simple and really liked it that way.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Justrite Merry Little Christmas Borders & Centers Round
Paper - PTI Aqua Mist, Rustic White, Enchanted Evening CS, PTI Holiday DP
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Copics
Other - Photo Corner Punch, Circle Punches

2) Mojo Monday Week 114 Sketch

I used this 1 dollars stamp that I had bought from Michaels ages ago and never used :) I went all blues for this card :)

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Michael's 1 Dollar Stamp
Paper - PTI Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Rustic White CS, Basic Grey Blitzen Collection DP
Ink - Memento Paris Blue
Other - PTI White Ribbon, Nestabilities, Border Punch

3) Unscripted Sketch #32 -

I again used another Justrite stamp set for this card :)

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Justrite Christmas Joy Borders & Centers Oval 1-3/4” x 2-5/16”.
Paper - BasicGrey Blitzen Collection Pack, PTI Enchanted Evening CS, PTI DP
Other - SU Ribbon Slide, Nestabilities, PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon

Sunday, November 22, 2009

PPA 17 Sketch using Just Us Girls Color Combination

I used the PPA 17 Sketch along with Just Us Girls Week 8 Color Throw down - which was to use Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, and Bashful Blue. I did not have those exact colors, but substituted with what I thought was closest to those.

I somehow had made up my mind to create a holiday cards and these are not traditional holiday colors, but I am quite happy how it turned out.

Here is my card,

I used PTI Aqua Mist as my card base. I used Really Rust ink on white CS with Darling Dots and Cute & Curly stamp sets :) I had this SU DP from a while ago, while it was not Pumpkin Pie, that was the closest I found :) Some PTI Orange Ribbon added another color to it :)

Here is the PPA Sketch,

Here is the JUGS - Color Challenge,

Stamp - SU Darling Dots, SU Cute and Curly
Paper - PTI Aqua Mist and White CS, SU DP
Ink - SU Really Rust
Other - PTI Orange Zest Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, SU Curly Punch

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #92

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #92 is a real fun sketch and I have been wanting to use the Taylored Expressions Stamp set called Wings of Joy that I had ordered a while back. This sketch was perfect for that stamp set.

I stamped the bird house in memento black and then colored it with Copics. It was so much fun using this image.

Here is my card,

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - TE Wings of Joy
Paper - Basic Grey Blitzen Collection, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly DP, PTI White and Enchanted Evening CS
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Dark Chocolate, Copics
Other - Nestabilities Ribbon Tag, Offray White Sheer Ribbon, Stickles

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gina K. Designs November Blog Hop

A very first Gina K Designs Customer Blog Hop. I am of course super thrilled to be part of this. :) I love their stamp sets and this is a great opportunity to see all the beautiful creations that can be done from their latest release. You can go to Gina's blog and add a link to you blog so we can admire and get some eye candy.

For my card, I used the latest StampTV Kit - Holiday Cheer. I have to say I love this set. Has versatile set of images and the possibilities are endless. The only thing stopping me is TIME :)

This image from Holiday cheer set is so much fun to color with Copics and is very forgiving also :)

Here is my card.

I also did this card for Copic Color Challenge #40. The challenge was to use the colors RV23 (Pure Pink), YR04 (Chrome Orange) and YG06 (Yellowish Green). I did not have YG06, so used YG09 instead and used RV25 instead of RV23.

I also used Unscripted Sketch #31 for this card.

>Stamp - GKD Holiday Cheer StampTV kit
Paper - Basic Grey Blitzen Collection, PTI Enchanted Evening and White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Memento Bahama Blue, Copics
>Other - PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Circle Punches, Stickles, Nestabilities

Altered Notepads for Christmas Gifts

I wanted to share some of the Notepads that I have been doing as Christmas gifts for some of my friend's daughter's :) I need to do one Masculine also for my friend's son. Had forgotten about it.

I used the Junior Legal Pad from Staples and got it cut into half. It has been so much fun doing these :)

Some tips from my side,

1) I attached the notebook to the cardstock using scortape (or any double sided tape). It felt easier for me to put the scoretape on the card stock and then attach the notepad than the other way. :)

2) It was easier to get a few notepad fronts done as designing is only involved there. Then you can mass assemble the notepads because then you just have to score and attach :)

3) I cut my Card stock to 8x5 1/4. And to make the scoring easier, I put it on scorpal and scored it at 2.5 and then turned it around and again scored it at 2.5. This gave me a perfect 1/4 inch spine.

Stamp - PTI Take a Note, PTI Damask Designs
Ink - PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Scarlett Jewel
Paper - PTI DP, BG Eskimo Kisses DP, PTI Kraft, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, White CS
Other - PTI Ribbon, PTI Buttons, Circle Punches, Generic Gemstones.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #58 - Roman Holiday

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #58 this time was inspired by the movie Roman Holiday. I cannot tell you how much I love this movie. I have seen it N number of times and still never get tired of it. :D I have plans to see this movie again this weekend :)

Some of my fav scenes are when she does not realize she has to pay for the flower :) or when Gregory Peck puts his hand in that Idol or statue and pretends he was hurt :) Or even the last party scene on the boat :) Amazing movie and amazing acting by my two fav actors....

I was so enthused by this challenge that I ended up doing two card for this.

The first one was inspired by the Vespa that they drive around in Rome. I kind of imagined it to be of a pale or dirty green :) So here is my card using the Scooter image from Rupa Shevde's "Are We There yet" set.

Stamp - GKD Are we there yet set
Paper - SU DP, SU Grey and PTI White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Buttons, Pearls and Nestabilities

My 2nd card was inspired all these beautiful A cut dresses that Audrey wears in the movie. I used another Rupa Shevde set called Retro Boutique. I paper pierced the dress and added some pearls and flowers :)

I used the Unscripted Sketch #31 for this card.

Stamp - Gina K Designs - Retro Boutique
Paper - Making Memories DP, PTI Melon berry CS
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Prima Flowers, Pearls, Offray Satin Ribbon

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 113

I really liked the Mojo Monday Sketch 113 this time and it had been a while since I played with Mojo Monday sketches.

This card was also done for the Squigglefly Challenge #28 - To create a Thank You Card.

Just this past week when I was down with cough and cold, one of my neighbor who is also a very good friend of mine helped me out so much, so this Thank you card is for her. :) Have to drop it off tonight with some of the Banana Bread that I made :)

Here is my card,

I used the Squigglefly Digital Image - Flower Vase for this card. It was so much fun to color it with Copics. Sentiment is from PTI Mega Mixed Messages.

Here is the Mojo Monday 113 Sketch,

Stamp - Digi Stamp from Squigglefly - Flower Vase
Paper - PTI White CS, BG Lemonade DP, Making Memories Fa La La DP
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, Copics
Other - May Arts Ribbon, SU Circle Punch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just Us Girls - Technique Challenge

Just Us Girls Week 7 - Technique Challenge was Dry Embossing. I have been wanting to CASE one of Dawn McVey's card from her latest set that was released yesterday..Signature Greetings. You can see her card here in this link. I do not haver that set yet, but I used another PTI set called Handwritten note.

Here is my card,

I created a background panel that is dry embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. I stamped the image from Giga guidelines on Spring Moss CS and used some ribbon. The sentiment was just cut out and popped up to give it some dimension. Some pearls completed the card.

Here is the Just Us girls Challenge,

Stamp - PTI Giga Guidelines, PTI Handwritten Notes
Paper - PTI Spring Moss CS, Gina K Pure Luxury White CS
Ink - PTI Spring Moss and Dark Chocolate
Other - Offray Ribbon, Pearls, Cuttlebug

Friday, November 13, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #39

Copic Color Challenge #39 was to use the Colors G05 (Emerald Green), R29 (Lipstick Red), Y08 (Acid Yellow).

I wanted to try out some new Digital Stamps :) to use with Copic Markers. That is how I found out about Squigglefly. They have some real neat images. I bought this image April Showers from them and it was so much fun coloring with copics. There were minor mishaps with ink smearing....but was fun.

Here is my card,

I did not have G05. So, I used a combination of G02 and G09. I added some stickles to the Rain drops.

Here is the copic color chart,

Stamp - April Showers - Digital Stamp from Squigglefly
Paper - Basic Grey Lemonade Collection, Generic Card base, GKD Pure Luxury 120lb white CS
Ink - Copics
Other - Nestabilities, stickles

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Cards

I wanted to share some Holiday cards that I have been working on. So, sorry in advance for the long post :)

1) I found this real cute ginger bread man stamp in Michael's dollar stamp bin. I had not bought PTI's Holiday Button bits stamp set but have been ogling all the neat cards made from that set and this stamp reminded of the gingerbread man from that set. So here is my card from that stamp,

It is not as cute as the image from PTI Set, but still was a fun card to make.

Stamp - Generic Gingerbread Man stamp
Paper - Fa La La Collection from Making Memories, Generic Card Stock Base, GKD Pure Luxury 120lb White CS, PTI Smokey Gray CS
Ink - Memento Brown
Other - Generic Golden Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities, Buttons

2) This is the card that I did for the Squigglefly Monday Sketch Challenge. They have a new challenge on their blog every Monday. I also used another Digital stamp from Squigglefly. This is their latest release - Mr. Snowman. There are some wonderful samples out there with this stamp. I kept my card pretty simple.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Mr.Snowman - Digital Image from Squigglefly
Paper - Fa La La Collection from Making Memories, GKD Pure Luxury 120lb CS, GKD Metallic Gold Paper, Generic Card Base
Ink - Copics
Other - Nestabilities

3) The last card I am sharing uses a stamp image from Gina K Designs StampTV Kit - Holiday Cheer and it also uses a technique called Split Negative - showcased by Gina on StampTV. Here is a link to the video that has the tutorial for this technique. Mine of course has not come out as Gina has showed..but I am quite happy with the outcome considering this is the first time I am doing it.

I used the bow easy (sold at Gina K Designs) to create this beautiful double looped bow. I cannot tell you how easy it was and how professional and neat it looks. This is one of the best purchases I have made. Gina also has a tutorial on how to use the bow easy on stamptv.

Stamp - GKD Holiday Cheer StampTV Kit
Paper - GKD Black, GKD Metallic Gold CS, Martha Stewart Christmas DP, Generic Card Base
Ink - Versamark
Other - Black and Gold Embossing Powder, Generic Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Nestabilities

THANKS for your patience and for looking. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #57 - My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #57 was to create a wedding card inspired by the Movie - My Big Fat Greek Wedding. This is one of my fav movies. The culture and the events resemble a lot with my own Indian Culture..So I had to play with this challenge. I used the SU DP Bella Blue to create this wedding card. This card was inspired by another card that I had seen online ways ago, but I had not bookmarked that card...So if you happen to see or know this card, please do let me know so that I can give credit.

Here is my card,

I used the SU Eastern Blooms stamp for the image, stamped it with Memento Paris Blue Ink and then cut it out, added some bling to it. The sentiment is from PTI Wedding day stamp set.

Here is a close up of the eastern bloom image that is cut out,

Here is the challenge from CSC -

Stamp - PTI Wedding Day, SU Eastern Blooms
Paper - PTI White, SU Bella Blue DP, GKD Pure Luxury Navy CS
Ink - Memento Paris Blue
Other - Glue Gemstones, pearl accents

Monday, November 09, 2009

Pals Paper Arts and Just Us Girls Together

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #15 was to use the colors Taken With Teal, Ruby Red and Basic Grey. I had these SU Papers so it was really nice to play with them.

I used the Just Us Girls Sketch with this color combination for my card.

Here is the Sketch from Just Us Girls,

Here is the color chart from Pals Paper Arts,

Stamp - SU Eastern Blooms
Paper - SU Taken with Teal, Basic Gray, Ruby Red and Vanilla CS
Ink - Rangers Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Other - PTI White Vintage Buttons, Generic Ribbon, SU Word Window Punch, Marvy Circle Punch, Stickles

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge - SASSC39

This is my entry for the Our Creative Corner Sketch challenge. I used this Penny Black Charlie Brown stamp set and colored it with Copics. Kept it simple with just some patterned paper and ribbon.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Penny Black Charlie Brown Stamp
Paper - American crafts DP, PTI White and Generic Green DP, PTI Enchanted Evening CS
Ink - Memento Black and Copics
Other - Generic White Ribbon, PTI Scarlett Jewel Button

Friday, November 06, 2009

Copic Color Challenge #38

Copic Color challenge #38 was to use the colors R85 (Rose Red), G02(Spectrum Green) and B02(Robin's Egg Blue). I did not have R85 and B02, so instead I used R89 and B04. I used the sketch from StampTV's Thursday sketch challenge.

Here is my card,

It was so much fun coloring this image :) and this sketch I think is very versatilie. Would be something that I can use over and over again.

Here is the Copic Color chart,

Here is the Sketch from Stamptv,

Stamp - Gina K Designs StampTV Kit - Holiday Cheer
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, GKD Pure Luxury 120 lb white CS, Basic Grey Blitzen DP, SU DP and PTI Bitty boxes DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Nestabilities

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Sketch Girl SG8 and Embellish Owls Color Challenge

This is the card that I did for the Sketch Girl sketch SG8 and for the Embellish Owls Color Challenge.

Here is my card,

The Embellish Owls challenge was to use a owl image in your card/project and to use the colors - Coral, Green and Dark Brown. I used PTI Melon Berry, Spring Moss and Dark Chocolate. I embossed the Spring Moss with this flower/Vine Cuttlebug Folder and then followed the SG8 Sketch :) It was fun to do this card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - GKD - Owl Always Love you
Paper - PTI Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss, Melon Berry, White CS
Ink - Memento Brown, Copics
Other - Fiskars Border Punch, Prima Flowers, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Plum Crazy Card

Here is the card that I did for our PTI Swap #5 on SplitCoastStampers hosted by my dear friend Chris.

This was for the Sketch card that is part of this swap. This card is also for the Moxie Fab World Challenge - to create a card with Plum Colors :)

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Out of the Box
Paper - PTI Guidelines DP, PTI Plum Pudding, White, Hibiscus Burst CS
Ink - PTI Plum Pudding and PTI Hibiscus Burst
Other - PTI Plum Pudding Ribbon, Scalloped Border Punch, Marvy Square Punches

Monday, November 02, 2009

Mojo Monday 111 combined with a few other

The Mojo Monday Sketch this time is something that is easy to use and one that I could use often.

Here is my card,

This card was done for,

1) Mojo Monday 111 Sketch. Here is the sketch,

2) Cinema Saturday Challenge #56 - Legally Blonde - The challenge was to create something with an encouraging or uplifting statement.

3) Paperworks Co Blog - UCC #8 - The challenge was to use bling.