Saturday, November 20, 2010

Birds and more

I wanted to share the two cards that I did for Karly's Anything with Wings Swap on SCS. I have so many images of birds, it was hard to chose.

1) For my first card I used this lovely bird image - Digi Stamp from Whimsy Haven stamps. I love this bird. It looks beautiful as a line art image or colored. I kept the layout simple with some patterned paper and a charm threaded through the ribbon. 

 2) For my second card I used this Studio G stamp from Michaels. I just loved this stamp and I kind of liked how this card turned out. I had to use one of the pins on this card as they seem to be my latest trend :) In this case I used a Making memories Pin and then just added some extra beads to it.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Studio G Bird stamp and Digi Bird stamp from Whimsy Haven
Paper - PTI CS. Crate Paper and SU patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Nestabilities, Ribbon, making memories Pin, SU Scallop border punch

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mojo Monday on a Tuesday

I used the PTI 2010 Holiday Tag Stamp set for this Mojo Monday Sketch #165. Patterned paper is from Jolly by Golly Collection (Cosmo Cricket).

Two things that I noticed after I posted this card is that,

1) I have use the music paper in the wrong way. You can see the text is upside down :(
2) The Holly leaves in the image could use some bling or stickles.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI 2010 Holiday Tag Stamp set
Paper - PTI White CS, Cosmo Cricket Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Other - Fiskars Edge Punch, SU Circle Punch, Nestabilities, Ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Wishes with Butterflies

I created this card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #68 - which was a beautiful inspiration photo. I did not have the colors that were a perfect match to the photo, but I think these come close enough.

The SU Medallion stamp is stamped with Purely Pomegranate ink and the sentiment is stamped in Lavender lace. I was blog surfing and found this interesting challenge of using 5 or more butterflies on your Christmas card/project on on Roree's blog. So, I added some gold butterflies (punched with MS punch) all around the medallion. I really loved how this card turned out.

Here is s a close up of the butterflies,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - SU Medallion stamp set, SU So Many Scallops
Paper - SU White, Gold paper and Plum Pudding CS from PTI
Ink - SU Purely Pomegranate, SU Lavender Lace
Other - SU Scallop Punch, MS Butterfly punch, Gemstone embellishment

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inspired Crafters Holiday Blog Hop

Inspired Crafters is a challenge blog by a group of PTI Junkies :) So to showcase the talent and to get some more inspiration, we are having a blog hop today with the theme of Christmas/Holiday cards using PTI Stamps.

I have a very simple card to share with you which I did for the Inspired Crafters November Christmas Card Challenge.

I used the new PTI paper from the October release - Pine Feather. Then punched out some scrap papers and added the image from 2010 Holiday Tags stamp set and added some bling. Sentiment is from the same stamp set as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Next in the hop is Tracie.

Here are all the creative friends of mine participating in the hop,

Stamp - PTI 2010 Holdiay Tag Stamp set
Paper- PTI White and Pine Feather CS, Basic grey Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Other - SU 1 2/4" and Small Oval Punches

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #100 - Pride & Prejudice

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is celebrating their 100th Challenge - and the movie they chose is Pride and Prejudice. I love love this movie. I have watched the latest one so many times and I have read the book so many times :) Awesome indeed.

I am not really good at creating Vintage cards. So, for this card, I took inspiration from the dresses and colors from the movie. I loved that one scene where Elizabeth is visiting Darcy's Home at Pemberley. I loved the striped dress that she is wearing in that scene - you can see some pictures here.

So, here is my card based on the dress from the above scene and with some vintage papers that I had in my stash. I paper pierced the dress and I did not have the exact striped paper as the dress, but I think this comes close. The stamp set is GKD - Retro Boutique designed by Rupa Shevde. I used some pearls and lace as well :)

Here is the CSCC Challenge,

I used Taylored Expressions Sketch #133 for this card,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - GKD Retro Boutique Stamp Set
Paper - SU and Other patterned Paper, PTI White CS
Ink - Memento Black
Other - Lace and Brown Ribbon from Stash, Pearl Embellishment

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall: Sunflowers

2nd Post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to see my Purple Larkspurs Post.

This is the card that I did for the MoxieFab Tuesday Trigger - Fall Festival. I was inspired by the vase of flowers as well as the colors and this is my interpretation of it.

I tried the Ribbon technique that Susan had demonstrated on her Simplicity Blog. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Autumn Abundance
Paper - PTI White and Kraft CS, October Afternoon Patterned paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - Nestabilities, Ribbon

Purple Larkspurs

PTI is releasing the Year of Flowers series - a new flower for each month. I do not have all of them, but I had bought "Year of Flowers: Larkspurs" and had never inked it up. I needed a card for my friend and I thought of this set. I stamped the flowers using Memento Black and then colored it with Copics. For the centers of the flowers, I added some MS Glitter. I have not used Glitter in a while, so I was happy how it turned out.

This card was inspired by the cards from Nichole Heady and Niki Estes.
This card is also for - The Shabby Tea Room challenge #35 - Lavender and Lace

Thanks for Stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Year of Flowers: Larkspurs
Paper - PTI Plum Pudding and White CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, PTI Chai Inking cube
Other - None

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #54

Please scroll down or see the Birthday Boy and Pals Paper Arts Challenge #67 Posts here.

Here is my CAS card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #54 - I used this newly acquired Lockhart Chair stamp. I somehow just loved this stamp and when I found out that Stampin' Treasures is going out of business (which is very sad by the way as I have bought lots of stuff from them before), I had to get some of these Lockhart stamps.

I colored the stamped image with Copics and then kept it simple with some green mat for the image and the sentiment. Sentiment is from PTI Handwritten Notes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Handwritten Notes, Lockhart Adirondack Chair Stamp
Paper - PTI White CS, Green CS from Stash
Ink - Memento Black, Copics, Memento Potters Clay
Other - Nestabilities

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #67

2nd post of the day. Please scroll down or Click here to see the Birthday Boy Post.

I recently acquired this SU set called Asian Artistry. I just love this bird image from this set. I did this card for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #67 to use the colors Yellow, Red and Grey. I used the CPS Sketch #192 for this card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - SU Asian Artistry
Paper - PTI Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart, SU White and Grey CS
Ink - Ranger DI - Barn Door
Other - Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities

Birthday Boy

I needed a Birthday card and the Inspired Crafters Sketch #11 was perfect for this card. I embossed some PTI Aqua mist paper with the cuttlebug folder and added some border with enchanted evening CS. I die cut the car image and stamped the car from PTI Enjoy the ride stamp set. The sentiment is Mega Mixed Messages.
This card was also done for the Papertrey Pals challenge #17 to use some dry embossing on your project.

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Enjoy the Ride and Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - PTI White Aqua Mist and Enchanted Evening CS
Ink - Memento Blue
Other - EK Success Border Punch, SU Circle punches, PTI Enjoy the ride die, cuttlebug

Monday, November 08, 2010

Monday {ippity} hop

It is {ippity} Hop Time. Please stop by at the {ippity} blog for the complete list of participants.

I have a simple Holiday card using {ippity} Kissmas and Misletoe set. The papers are from the Echopark collection. The card is quite pretty in IRL, somehow I was not able to get a good picture of it.

I kept the card simple and just added some Snow Flakes punched with MS punch and added some pearls.

I used Unscripted Sketches #80 for this card. Here is the sketch,
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Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - {ippity} Kissmas and Misletoe Set
Paper - PTI White CS, Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores CS, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Blue
Other - MS Snowflake punch, Pearl Embellishment

Sunday, November 07, 2010

One Layer Card

I needed a quick one layer card - I used the PTI Turning A New Leaf stamp set for this card along with the butterfly images from Butterfly dreams and With Sympathy. Sentiment is from PTI Handwritten Notes.

This card is for,
1) CASE Study Challenge #13
2) Papertrey Playhouse Challenge #4 - No layers

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - PTI Turning a New Leaf, Butterfly Dreams, With Sympathy and Handwritten Notes
Paper - PTI White CS
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Tuxedo Black and Angel Pink
Other - None

Friday, November 05, 2010

Inspired Crafters Sketch #11 for November

Hello friends,

It is the First Friday of the Month - Which means it is time for Inspired Crafters Sketch Challenge for the Month of November.

I used the PTI Guidelines 2 for my card. Today is Diwali - Festival of Lights. So I made a Diwali card for the sketch. I created my own patterned paper using the Guidelines 2 stamp set and guidelines 2 paper from PTI. I love doing this and it is so much fun to be able to create your own patterned paper. I used some PTI Plum pudding CS and punched out the scallop border. The sentiment was computer generated.

Here is the sketch,

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can stop over at IC blog and participate in this sketch challenge to win some exciting prizes.

Stamp - PTI Guidelines 2
Paper- PTI Guidelines 2, PTI Plum Pudding and white CS. GKD Metallic Gold CS
Ink - Memento Sweet Plum and Lulu Lavender
Other - EK Success Scallop border punch, SU Circle Punches, Gem Embellishment

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Mojo Monday #163

I used my newly acquired Elzybells Stamp - Winter Scene for this card. It was an easy card to make and turned out quite nice. I used the patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Collection. Love the papers in this collection. Kept the card simple with just the ribbon. :)

I got some more winter related stamps from Elzybells, so hopefully will get to create more soon :)

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Elzybells Winter Scene
Paper - PTI  White, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores CS, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other: PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, PTI Vintage White Buttons, PTI bakers twine, Stickles

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Justrite Christmas

My entry for the Justrite Friday Challenge #042 - which was a sketch challenge. I used the Justrite
Old Fashioned Christmas 3 1/4" set for this card. I stamped it, colored it and then cut it out using Nestabilities. Some Red and Green May Arts ribbon along with some lace completed the card. I found these left over holly leaves from an old Christmas Project that I used here with some embellishment. 
I used the color throwdown challenge 116 for this card as well.
Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - Justrite Old Fashioned Christmas 3 1/4" set
Paper-  PTI White and New Leaf CS
Ink - Memento Black, Copics
Other - May Arts Ribbon, Lace from Stash, holly leaves, Nestabilities

Monday, November 01, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I needed some Birthday cards and happened across the Everything But the Kitchen Sink challenge #26 hosted by Kelly Marie and I really loved the color combination that she came up with.

I used the Pals Paper Arts sketch #66 for this card. Very versatile sketch. I used the SU stamp set Infinite Goodness - I just love this set. I stamped the Leaves lightly with blue ink and then stamped the dragonfly in memento black. The sentiment is from SU Set Think Happy Thoughts, added a brad to finish the card.

Here is the PPA66 Sketch,

Thanks for stopping by,
Stamp - SU Infinite Goodness and Think Happy Thoughts
Paper - SU Bermuday Bay, Grey and White CS, SU In Color Patterned Paper
Ink - Memento Black, Ranger DI - Stormy Sky
Other - SU Scallop Border Punch, SU 1" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, SU Brad