Friday, April 30, 2010

TESC #111

Just wanted to share a quick card that I did for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #111.

My berries bowl is kind of skewed...but who would say it is a mistake :) It was designed that way :D

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - TE Berries and Cherries
Paper - American Crafts and GCD Patterned Paper, PTI White Dark Chocolate and Kraft CS
Ink - Memento Black and Copics
Other - PTI Scalloped border Die, Chai Inking Cube

Thursday, April 29, 2010

One Card - Three Challenges

I am in love with PTI's Masculine Motifs stamp set. I almost did not get it thinking I could recreate some of the DT cards using stamps that I already have. But I caved in and got it and am so happy about it.

So here is my card with PTI's Masculine Motif's set,

1) This is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #27 - to use light green, light blue and Off White.

I used Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream from PTI. I love how well these colors go with Masculine Motifs set :)

2) This is also for Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday - Poolside Inspiration where the colors were also green and blue..:)

3) Last but not the least I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #43 for my card. I flipped the sketch :) Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Masculine Motif Stamp set
Paper - PTI Patterned Paper, PTI Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist CS
Ink - PTI Ocean Tides, Memento Black, PTI Spring Moss, Chai Inking Cube
Other - PTI Ric Rac Die, Lace Ribbon

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WOYWW 47 and a card using 2s4y sketch

I have been so busy at work and not had much time to create. I was just in love with this week's sketch from 2s4y by Kazan and I had to create a card for it. Plus I had found this cute image from some image swap or from my friends. I woke up early today and created this card for the 2s4y. But of course that meant a messy desk as I was throwing things around to find the right stuff for my card. So, I had to take a picture of my messy desk for the What is on your workdesk Wednesday 47 :)

Here is my card (Better to show the nice stuff first),

Here is the Sketch,

And last but not the least is my Desk :) It is really messy..Hopefully I will clean it up before I start my next project.

Happy Hump Day and hopefully weekend will be here soon for me to get my hands inky. Have a great day!!

Stamp - Unknown
Ink - Memento Black and Copics
Paper - from my stash
Other - Generic Ribbon and PTI Vintage button tied with PTI Rustic Twine

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Combined Flowery challenges

I used PTI Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta Tile and Vintage Cream for my card. The Gray is from SU. Tulips from Wishing You stamp set from PTI is the focal image. I have stamped PTI Background Basics - Text Style II using Versamark ink on the Hawaiian Shores paper to add additional punch. Terracotta tile paper cut with the PTI Ric rac die and some buttons completed the card

This card is for,

1)The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC26 - To use the colors Turquoise blue, Terracotta and Cream with optional Gray or Silver.

2)Sketch is from Papertrey Paper dolls Challenge #1

3)A Passion for Papertrey challenge - Pretty Flowers

4)Our Creative Corner Challenge - Blooming Blossoms

Stamp - PTI Wishing you stamp set, PTI Background Basics - Text Style II
Paper - PTI Hawaiian Shores, Terracotta tile, Vintage Cream CS, SU Gray CS
Ink - Memento Potter's Clay, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Versamark Ink
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Ric Rac Die

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday April 26th {ippity} blog hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

Here is my card using the Because of You stamp set. I love this stamp set.

I created a stenciled background using Spellbinder Impressabilities and Ranger Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade. I am in love with this technique.

I stamped the sentiment and image from Because of you set in Dark Chocolate Ink and added some patterned paper to the flower for added dimension. Some Ribbon completed the card.

Stamp - {ippity} Because Of You
Paper - PTI White and Dark Chocolate, PTI Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate, Ranger Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade
Other - Offray Brown Gingham Ribbon

Sunday, April 25, 2010

PTI April Blog Hop

PTI Blog hop this is time is to focus on the Tissue paper and their stamps do come wrapped in Tissue paper. For my project today, I folded a tissue paper in half and cut out some flowers using Beautiful Blooms II #2 Die Collection. Inked them up with some distress ink and used them on the card. I also punched out some butterflies using MS Butterfly punch.

I used the new Dotty Biscotti Patterned paper along with the CAS Sketch #87 for this card. Sentiments is from the Anniversary set Round & Round.

Here is a close up of the tissue flowers,

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - PTI Anniversary set Round & Round
Paper - PTI Orange Zest CS, PTI Dotty Biscotti Patterned Paper
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink
Other - Martha Stewart Buttery fly punch, PTI Dies, Generic brad

Friday, April 23, 2010

Inspired Crafters April Christmas Card Challenge

We have monthly Christmas Card Challenges at Inspired Crafters Blog so that we are not scrambling at last minute for Christmas cards. This month's challenge was hosted by my friend Amy and she used a sketch for us.

Here is my card,

I used all the patterned paper from my stash, so was quite happy about it. Paper is from Basic Grey Collection. CS is GKD.

This is a Digi Image from Inger Harding.

Stamp - Inger Harding Digi stamp
Paper - Basic Grey Patterned Paper, GKD Red CS
Ink - Copics
Other - Red Ribbon, Nestabilities

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch #65

2nd Post of the day! Please scroll down for the Card Patterns Sketch Post or Click here.

I created this card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch #65 using the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge.

I see that the friend word is not stamped that straight and the flower cut out is not my best :) but I really liked how this card turned out. I might try this combination again.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - PTI Friends Till End
Ink - PTI Pure Poppy, Memento Black
Paper - PTI Bitty box basics PP, PTI Black and white PP, PTI Kraft and White CS
Other - PTI Black Vintage Button, PTI Cream Twine

Card Patterns Sketch #60

Here is my card that I did using card patterns Sketch #60 and the color combination was using Color Cue Challenge #3 from WPlus9 blog.

I used the {ippity} stamp set Because of You for this card. Click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

I used PTI Rustic White, SU Gray, PTI Melon Berry PP and PTI Summer Sunrise CS. I cut out some summer sunrise CS using the new PTI Ric Rac die and used that instead of ribbon or twine. Prima flower completed the card.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - {ippity} Because of you
Paper - PTI Bitty Dot Basics PP, PTI Rustic White, Summer Sunrise CS, SU Gray CS
Ink - PTI Summer sunrise
Other - PTI Ric Rac die, Prima Flower, Nestabilities

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Play Date Cafe - Splash of Orange Challenge

The Play Date Cafe is having a color splash challenge - 'Color Splash' is simply black & white with a 'little bit' of color. And this week's color is orange.

I was really impressed by the card that Kelly from Lawn Fawn Stamps did for this challenge. You can see her card here. So, I had to play along with this challenge. I created two cards for this challenge.

1) The first one is using Lawn Fawn's Sew Lovely stamp set. I used some Luxe Designs Patterned paper. I love love these PP's. I kept the card simple with the image taking the center place. I colored this image with Copic Markers. Some buttons completed the card.

2) I did the second card using {ippity} Regal Greetings set. Please click here if you want to buy some of these yummy stamps for yourself.

I again used some Luxe Design Patterned paper. Everything is kept black and white except for the sentiment and the mat. I really liked how this card turned out. I am thinking of re creating this in other colors.

This card is also for the {ippity} Challenge for this week to create something with Scallops - IHHC20.

Stamp - Lawn Fawn Sew Lovely, {ippity} Regal Greetings
Paper - Luxe Designs PP, PTI White, Black and Summer Sunrise CS
Ink - Memento Black, Ranger Distress Ink Peeled Orange, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Rustic Twine, SU Oval Punches, Nestabilities

Monday, April 19, 2010

April 19th Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

Here is my card using this beautiful sentiment from Love in Return Stamp set. I used the CPS Sketch #163. I am not too happy about how this turned out. Oh well, another chance to try it again :) I think I should have rounded the corners of the patterned paper...I flipped the sketch to accommodate this longish sentiment.

Here is the Sketch

Stamp - {ippity} Love in Return Stamp Set
Paper - PP from Stash
Ink - PTI Dark Chocolate
Other - Prima Velvet Flower, PTI Vintage Button

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 2nd chance Challenge

I used the 2nd Chance Challenge Sketch from Sketchy Thursday for these photos that we had taken during my parents trip here. This was taken in a mall here. My parents enjoyed walking through the mall along with Shopping. They had lot of greenery in the mall when we were there, which is what prompted me to use this green PP from SU.

I used SU Patterned Papers and some flowers :) I cut out the accent from Cricut Home Decor Cartridge. Title is done using AC Thickers. In Retrospect, I should have used some other color and not Green for Title, but I am happy how the LO turned out.

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - None
Paper - SU Patterned Paper, Generic White Mat
Ink - PTI Chai Inking Cube
Other - Prima Flowers, Button from stash

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Copic Color Challenge #60 using Unscripted Sketch #50

2nd Post for the day. Please scroll down to see the Card for Card Patterns Sketch #59 or click here.

I love to do the Copic Color Challenges because they are a good way of practicing :) Sadly, I did not have even one of the colors mentioned in this week's challenge and had to substitute..but I am happy with the way this card turned out.

Copic Color Challenge #60 this week was to use colors B93 (Light Crockery Blue), E47 (Dark Brown) and Y23 (Yellowish Beige).

Here is my card using Bugaboo Digital Stamp - BJ ladybug - which is a freebie for this week :). I also used the Unscripted Sketch #50 for this Card.

I used the New PTI Ric rac die along with some PTI Brown felt for this card as well. Here is a close up of the ric rac.

Here are the copics I used with this card,

Here is the copic color chart and the sketch,

Stamp - Bugaboo Digital Stanp
Paper - From Stash, PTI CS
Ink - Copics
Other - Nestabilities, SU Label Punch, PTI Ric Rac Die, PTI Brown felt

Card Patterns Sketch #59

I wanted to share the card I did using card patterns sketch #59 and the {ippity} stamp set Because Of You. Please click here if you want to buy some {ippity} stamps for yourself. Sentiment is from Verve Because Of you set :) How curious that I used two sets named same from two different stamp companies. :)

Here is my card,

I used the Paper from Cosmo Cricket Early Bird :) I used the colors from the paper as a guide to color the flower image.

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - {ippity} Because of You, VERVE Because of you
Paper - CosmoCricket Early Bird PP, GKD Red and white CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copic Spica Glitter Pens, PTI Ripe Avocado Ink
Other - Nestabilities, SU Circle Punches

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Justrite challenge using 2s4y sketch

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down to see the Inspired Crafters scrapbook Challenge or click here.

Justrite Friday Challenge #013 was Sew Right. I knew immediately that I wanted to use their Stitched with Love stamp set. Kazan's Sketch #50 from 2s4y was perfect for this card.

Here is my card,

I wanted to use the new BG Kioshi Patterned I went with the purple color for my whole card. I was really happy how this turned out. As you can see I even ended up doing some actual stitching on my card :)

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - Justrite Stitched with Love
Paper - BG Kioshi Patterned Paper, PTI plum pudding and white CS
Ink - Memento Grape Jelly
Other - PTI Plum pudding Saddle stitched ribbon, Generic button, PTI Rustic Twine

Two pages with one sketch :)

My dear friend Chris is hosting the Saturday Scrapbook Challenges over at Inspired Crafters blog. She even has some give away for those who complete all the four sketches in the month of April. So, please stop by at the IC blog to play. She has chosen a very versatile sketch from Sketchy Thursdays and I loved it so much that I ended up creating two pages. I had also played along with this sketch on Sketchy Thursday as well and you can see that page here.

The Photo in this page was taken at a crop at my home..:) I chose the title to say Passion, Fun..which describes this hobby for me :)

Here is the travel page I did. These are photos of my husband and his parents when they visited him here before our marriage. These pictures are from their trip to Grand Canyon. These photos are very precious since my father-in-law is no longer alive. So instead of using the original photos, I made color copies and used them..hence the not so good quality of the images.

Stamp - None
Paper - Bazzill CS, Patterned Paper from Stash
Ink - Chai Inking Cube from PTI
Other - Border Punches, Felt, PTI Beautiful Blooms Dies, PTI Vintage Button, BG Brads, Prima Flowers

Monday, April 12, 2010

{ippity} Monday 4-12 Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

Here is my card using the {ippity} Because of you set..Have I told y'all this is my all time fave set :)...You should get one from me, if you do not have it already :)

I used the two mushrooms from this set along with the sentiment to create this simple card :) In Retrospect, I would have liked to add some glitter to the mushroom and the butterfly in the sentiment...but oh well..Next time :) Good reason to make another card with my fave set. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - {ippity} Because of You
Paper - Polka Dot paper DP from AC, PTI Kraft and White CS, Generic Green CS
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Potters' Clay
Other - PTI White Ribbon, PTI Dark Chocolate Button, SU Scallop Border Punch. SU Circle and Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, April 09, 2010

PPA #37 - Flower Theme

The Pals Paper Arts challenge #37 is Flower Themed cards :) Even though they do not ask you to use SU products, this is one challenge where I try to use my SU stamps..coz it is nice to think out side the box.

Amongst all my SU Stamps - I have two favorite flower stamps - A little happiness and Eastern I decided to be generous and do two cards for this challenge :)

For my first card using - A Little bit of Happiness. This card was inspired from this card that I saw on SCS. I used water color brush to create the effect she had done on her card....but then the rest of the design is mine :)

Here is my card,

I used my new SU Supplies - the new border punch from SAB, the new corduroy buttons from Occasions Mini (I think)..

Here is my second card using Eastern Blooms. I kept it simple. I just love this Cherry Blossom (I think??) flower image from this set.

I added some Stickles to the flower centers. Some PTI Raspberry Fizz ribbon and a tag with sentiment completes the statement.

Stamp - SU Eastern Blooms, Three Little Words, A Little bit of happiness
Paper - PTI Sweet blush, white, black CS. SU White, Red, Crushed Curry CS
Ink - Memento Black, SU Markers
Other - Nestabilities Tags, PTI Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, Water brush, Offray Yellow Ribbon, SU Corduroy brad, Prima Flowers, SU Modern Label punch, SU Border Punch.

Sketch Girl #15

I wanted to share this card that I did for Sketch Girl Sketch Challenge #15. I am in love with this Zen frog image from Doggone stamps. :)

Here is my card,

I used the new Kioshi patterned paper from BG. I cut several paper in the matching colors to the image using the new ric rac die from PTI. Sentiment is from PTI's around and about sentiments :) A button finished of the card :)

Here is the sketch,

Stamp - Zen Frog from DogGone Stamps
Paper - PTI Kraft and White CS, Kioshi Paper pack from BG
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - SU Circle Punch, PTI Vintage Button, PTI Rustic Twine

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

IC Blog - Christmas Card Challenge #2

Hello Friends,

Inspired Crafters is a group of Friends who are passionate about paper crafting. They have a Christmas card challenge every Month and here is my card for the Month of Feb. I know I am lagging behind.

I used the Wings Of Joy stamp set from Taylored Expressions. The image was stamped in Memento black, colored with Copics and cut out with Nestabilities. Sentiment is from PTI.

I again used Holiday Patterned papers from my stash making me a very happy person.

Here is the sketch. Please stop by at the IC blog and look at all the different challenges they have and come play with us.

Stamp - Wings of Joy from TE and Sentiment from PTI
Paper - PTI CS and Basic Grey PP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Pure Poppy
Other - Ribbon, Nestabilities, SU Small Oval Punch, PTI Inking Cube

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Celebrating you

I am in love with blues and greens now a days and using them together :) I used the Verve Up Up and Away set along with the Verve Celebrating You sentiment set for this card.

I used some Bo Bunny, Basic Grey and other papers from stash to create this card. I am very happy that I used up my stash instead of breaking out new ones :) I paper pierced the hot air balloon image and added some buttons.

This card is for the following challenges.

1) Moxie Fab Paper Piercing Challenge
2) Crazy4Challenges - to use Kraft as your card base.
3)Verve April Challenge on SCS - to use a sketch and to get inspired by Living room. I chose the Green Living room that Amber had provided for inspiration.

Here is the sketch from Amber,

Stamp - Verve Up, Up and Away and Celebrating You Stamps
Paper- PTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate CS, Basic Grey, PTI and Bo Bunny CS
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, Inking Cube from PTI

Monday, April 05, 2010

Mojo Monday 133

2nd Post for the day. Please click here if you want to see the Monday {ippity} blog hop post.

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday 133 Sketch. This is an awesome Sketch. Loved it.

I used the flower Image from PTI Baby Button bits set and colored it with Copics. Then I cut it out with Nestabilities Oval and then added the buttons to it - thus using this card for the OCC Challenge - Break out the Buttons.

I used the new PTI Ric Rac die to cut out a piece of felt so that I can enter this card for A Passion for Papertrey contest to use fabric on your card...I know this is a very small piece of fabric, but I hope it counts :)

Paper is a combination of PTI and Cosmo Cricket Early bird.

Here is the Sketch,

Stamp - PTI Baby Button Bits
Paper - PTI Summer Sunrise and White CS, PTI Bitty Stars PP, Cosmo cricket Early Bird DP
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Inking Cube, Nestabilties

April 5th Monday {ippity} Blog Hop

Hello Friends, It is the {ippity} blog hop time. Time to get inspired and see some beautiful creations. :) Please stop by at the {ippity} blog to see the complete list of participants.

Click here if you are interested in buying some {ippity} stamps for yourself.

Here is my card based on CPS Sketch #161. I rotated the sketch to accommodate my sentiment :)

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - {ippity} Where you should be
Paper - PTI White and Vintage Cream CS, Patterned paper from stash
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa and Copics
Other - Corner Rounder, PTI Vintage Buttons, PTI Twine, Copic Spica Glitter Pen

Thursday, April 01, 2010

PTI Swap Cards

These are the two cards that I did for the PTI Swap on SCS hosted by my friend Angela.

For this first card I used Dawn's Scattered Showers set. Paper is the Quite Contrary line from My Minds Eye.

For the second card I used the new Beautiful Blooms II set from PTI and their new dies. This was also based on the sketch #1 that you can see in the swap thread on SCS. I used the sentiment from Heartfelt Basics set.

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp - PTI Scattered showers, PTI Beautiful Blooms II, PTI Heartfelt Basics
Paper - Quite Contrary Line from MME, PTI Bitty Boxes PP, PTI Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, White and Vintage Cream CS, GKD Green Apple CS
Ink - Memento Black, PTI dark Chocolate, Scarlett Jewel
Other - PTI Scarlett Jewel Vintage Buttons, PTI Beautiful Blooms II Dies, Inking Cube, Nestabilities, Offray Red Ribbon, Generic Felt