Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I used amethyst ink and an old SU snowflake for the bg and sponged the edges in amethyst too.
The copic markers I used are as follows: BG10 (a real favorite of mine!) for the snowman and for the purple hat and scarf I used BV00, B63, BV13 and a touch of BV08.
I also photographed the inside of the card. I sponged white paper with Almost amethyst, then used Eggplant and Almost Amethyst to stamp these beautiful scrolled snowflakes from Magnolia-licious.
They are on sale now. You get the two sizes for $5.00.
As always, my sincere thanks for stopping by! I'm gathering up some goodies for when I reach 10,000 hits on my counter. All comments are read and reread!
Hope your day is fun! Blessings for 2009 to all of you!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
My card uses the wonderful new paper by Cosmo Cricket called Chemistry. Great colors and patterns, but they don't scream Valentine's Day, so you can use them for other things. the border punch is a Martha Stewart lattice work punch. To make the background behind Tilda I swirl color on my white nestability shape with a stencil brush. Adirondack inks in Cranberry and Butterscotch give this great coral color. I LOVE it!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Have a good day after and I hope you were blessed this Christmas!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sorry about this last picture! I was counting on it to correct itself! Didn't happen!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Duh! My owl and hat stamps are from Whipper Snapper, designed by Anna Wight. They are part of an amazing set called "Cozy Critters". How could I forget to mention that!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I was "on a break" last night! I finally had an evening at home this week and NO creativity! ZERO! My husband and I get up at 4:00 and that's when the creativity flows for me. He goes to work at 5:00 (morning radio is alive and well!)
Anyway, that's my favorite time to stamp! When is yours?
This is Tilda in Christmas hat, Snowflake background, Winter Bench and Winter Trees all from Magnolia! I get my images from Diana Crick here:
If you are done with your Christmas cards check out her store for New Year's AND preorder for Valentine Tildas and accessories! Click on Shop and then look at the small print for the categories of stamps ato see all the wonderful pictures of these images!
My card base is Bashful Blue (no aqua for a change!), then a red layer of cosmo Cricket. My nestie has Bashful blue ink swirled on with a stencil brush (just like airbrushing! hehe!). I colored with copics. I don't have the colors listed (sorry!) because I colored images a week or so ago and didn't write them in my little notebook. I colored the trees this morning and used shades of blue green so they wouldn't match the olive colors on Tilda. I added liquid applique (let it set for 45 minutes), heated it then put stickles on that.
Thanks for all the support you've given my feeble blog! The numbers keep adding up (Love that!) and I am getting blog candy lined up!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! Cheryl
Sorry my pictures got switched. Please look at whole card!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I made this card so I could use Tilda AND this beautiful Winter Forest (also by Magnolia) and available from Magnolia-licious
http://www.magnoliastamps.us/index.php The trees are a big stamp. The two larger trees overlap and the third is about 1/4" away. The can be used together or separately. A really wonderfully drawn image, I think! Anyway, I combined aqua and greens to make this card around the background dp that I got from Joann's. Darn, I only got one sheet!
My card base is Sage shadow, then a layer on Hunter Green (the older shade which had more blue to it). The nestability is cut from Papertrey white Select. I use a large stencil brush to place color on from my inkpad. I use a circular motion and just keep going until I have the color I want. Then I stamped some Magnolia snowflakes in Baja Breeze on it and stickled those. I colored my Tilda and trees with copics. and layered it together. then it needed more, so I added the MS snowflake and gem and the white ribbon. This is the first time I've curled ribbon with my heat gun. Love that effect!
The trees have liquid applique. I puffed it then added stickles to it.
I used my usual colors (it seems to me!) of
E31, E33, E35
YG91, Yg95 and then a touch of dark olive (not sure of number) This card is an unusual size, 4.5" x 5.5"
Friday, December 5, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Hi! This is for the featured stamper today on SCS, Flowergal! She has a wonderful gallery and this was great fun! Here's her card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1117574?cat=500&ppuser=80229
I cased her card because I had been wanting to use this stamp I bought this summer at a stamp convention near Buffalo. Remember, Lisa?
I'm so glad she inspired me because I like how the card turned out. I think it will be a birthday card for a friend whose birthday is tomorrow.
We had our family Thanksgiving yesterday. I am so glad we got together. I come from a big family of 6 children and we all STILL like each other! Our ages range from 60 to my younger sister who is 48. The difficulty comes because this is our first Thanksgiving without either one of our parents. We lost our mom almost three years ago and our dad this July. Difficult times! It was so great to spend the day with my brothers, sisters, niece and great nephews and niece. Family!
Hope you've enjoyed this Thanksgiving with people you care about. Cheryl
Friday, November 28, 2008
In addition, here is a picture of our backyard the other day when the snow stuck to every branch on every tree. It is so beautiful!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I've made bread and rolls for tomorrow, worked on laundry and stamped! Unfortunately, this card is all I've completed! Wish they didn't take me so long!
Anyway, I tried 2 photos to see which one is closer to real life. Neither one has exactly the look of the card, but do they ever?
On with the details! The card base is Papertrey Ink's ocean Tides, the darker layers are Not Quite Navy, The dp is Cosmo Cricket (oh, Joy) and My Mind's Eye. Tilda skiing is stamped on Papertrey Ink's vintage Cream and colored with copics. The snowflakes stamped on the card base are also made by Magnolia and I got both stamps at the Magnolia-licious store.
http://www.magnoliastamps.us/index.php Edited to add: This Tilda stamps is on SALE right now for 25% off!!
The ribbon is from papertrey as is the sentiment in the hodge podge hardware from SU. The snowflakes are punched, then sponges to dirty them up, then covered with Crystal Effects and dipped in Diamond Dust Glitter. These were shamelessly stolen right from Anna Wight who has done some fantastic things with them! Thanks, Anna! I used a spica silver pen on the boots and on the ski pole round thingies. Edges are sponged with Adirondack Latte and Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Here are the colors I used:
Face E00, Eo0, R20 and Rv42
Blues: BG10, Bg72, BG09 (my favorites!)
Reds R46 and R59
Browns: E53, E31, E33, E35, E37 and E29
Greys for poles: W-3, W-5 and W-7
I have been given some VERY NICE awards (on my blog) lately! Thanks to Tanja and Suzy, such wonderful artists! I have no idea how to add the little banner to my blog. If I did I would have a couple for the companies I've designed cards for, but alas it still remains a mystery to me. Suzanne Dean (love her!) sent me some directions that I have yet to find time to try. I promise I will see what I can do to get the banner going and tag some other blogs. I DO appreciate these fine women picking my feeble little blog to mention! THANK YOU!
Off to clean up the area and maybe stamp some more! Thanks for stopping in!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is for the SCS Inspiration challenge today. I love the rich, green dress in the center picture that Stef showed us.
This is Tilda with braid, available at magnolia-licious:
She is a cutie!
I used a card base of So Saffron, the dp is from Graphic 45s botanical collection. The nestabilities are So Saffron and Vintage Cream. the Cream layer is sponged with so Saffron while still in the die to give a nice border. The gorgeous satin ribbon is from Papertrey. It's Ripe Avocado.
I colored Tilda with my copics.
I think this is going to be a birthday card for a friend this week.
Here are the colors I used:
Hair:Y21, E31, E35, then a little brighter yellow to brighten her hair.
Greens: Yg93, YG95 then I blended with the lighter YG91. BG96 was added in the darkest areas. I also added stickles to her wings.
Thanks for stopping by. With my visitor number growing I think I will have to offer some blog candy soon!
Have a good evening! I'm off to color some more!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Hi all! I made this card today for the Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast.
We were to case Kendra who has a terrific gallery of very classic cards. I chose one that had a layout I could use for this stamp. I need an Anniversary card for my niece and her husband.
I think it turned out okay. Colors were pulled from the beautiful My Mind's Eye holiday dp. The blue and green are Papertrey Ink's October colors. The stamp is from Stampendous and the sentiment really says "love to you" I colored just "love" in black marker to stamp it. The plaid background is from All that Scraps. Coloring was done with copic markers and the sky was sponged with soft sky and baja breeze.
Thanks for visiting! Cheryl
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I am completely in love with this little Tilda Elf! I wish I could get a better picture to show you how cute she is! This one will have to suffice! Trust me, ADORABLE!
She and the ornament came to me through Diana at the Magnolia-licious store: http://www.magnoliastamps.us/index.php
She is Tilda with Yule cap and big ornament (two separate stamps). Sentiment is from SU! Tiny Talk.
The card base is Papertrey Ink white, then a layer of Cranberry Crisp (sponged with burgundy). The green layer is Basic grey dp fro my Wassail pad. I sponged the edges with Artichoke and distress Walnut. Then I put on the squiggly faux stitching. (I love when I see the real stitching on a card, but I'm not into that, YET!) I stamped the ornament on the green dp to get the hook. I also stamped in on dp fro the Wassail pad and cut it out. I shaded the ornament edges with a copic marker. I also stamped the ornament top onto shimmer white cardstock and colored with a spica silver pen. Glued all that onto the green dp. The burgundy bow was to hid a mistake, but I think it works! I colored Tilda with copic markers (colors below). The sentiment is cut with the small nestability circle and sponged with burgundy. The snowflake behind is a new trick! I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch to punch out a snowflake (duh!) from Scor-sheet (also available at the store above), carefully peeled off one side and put it on my paper. Then I covered it with fine glitter. It didn't show up enough so I laid the back piece over it (as a mask) and sponged artichoke around it. Then attached my sentiment.
Guess that's it except for the colors and here they are; E00, E02 and R20 for the face and hands. Tassel:Y21 and Y08. Hair: E31, E33, E35. Reds: R27, R29, R46 and R59. Greens and for shading on ornament: Yg91, Yg93, Yg95 and Bg96.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and especially if you read all this! I really like how this card came out and hope you do too! Have a great Saturday whatever you're doing and take a moment to count your blessings!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Anyway, here is Tilda with her wreath ready to decorate for Christmas! I love that pink, blue and green can be Christmas colors! I wanted to use some of the new My Mind's Eye Christmas paper so that's how I started, but it just didn't work for this. I'll hoard it a little longer, something will come to me!
My card base is Papertrey Ink's cream color. I score just the front to make the main panel 4.25 " square. The layers are Baja Breeze and Pink Pirohette. The layer behind Tilda is dp from a Basic Grey pad. The dotted layer is a scrap from Bo Bunny's dotted line. Ribbon is from Papertrey. Of course, I added lots of stickles! I love to make this type of "hinge" card, because it gives you a nice square area to work with and that great side piece. I don't think I've ever made one with the hinge at the top, and I like it!
As I finished this card I wondered how it would look if it were more distressed with a tan ink to make it look vintage. I hope I get time to try it soon!
Here are my copic colors:
Face: E00, E02, R20
Dress, hat, mittens: B10, BG72
Wreath: YG03, YG95
Ribbon: RV10, R20, R81
Boots, hair: E31, E35
I added a VERY light brown to the fur areas, raw silk, I think (not sure of the number)
Hope you like it! I love reading your comments! Off to get ready for work!
Have a great day!
(Didn't plan for the pictures to be at the bottom, but don't know how to move them! Sorry!)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I really don't like Pacific Point at all! (Sorry to those who d0!) That's another reason to play this challenge, I bought a package, why not TRY to use some of it! And , it really does look like this outside our Wester New York windows today! Beautiful!
This is crosstitch Tilda, the old window, snowflake background and the Winter trees from Magnolia.
The store is here:
I did add a few branches to the tree with my black pen because it looked a little small. I had to redraw the bird because it fell right on my mask for the window!
The card base is Basic Grey, then a layer of Pacific point, sponged with Not Quite Navy, the dp from SU last year. I don't think it's really Celery, but I couldn't find my Celery dp! The stash has taken over my craft room! The window and Tilda are stamped in Memento Tuxedo black on Papertrey Select white cardstock and colored with copic markers. I must confess that I colored the Tilda a while ago when I made another card with her so I am uncertain of the colors. for the window I used E31, E33, the shades of grey until it "matched" my grey paper. N-1, then C3 and C5. I colored the tree with one of the dark brown.. My snowflakes are stamped in Baja Breeze ink. then I used Liquid Applique and stickles (stardust) for my snow and flakes. The hodge podge is from SU (love that stuff) and the ribbon is Papertrey's Moss green.
A HUGE thank you to Veterans present and past who serve and have served our great country.
You deserve all honor and glory!
Have a great day!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Hi! This is the card I made for the Featured stmaper on SCS-Wendy Bell. Her gallery is terrific!
My card base is white, then a layer of kiwi kiss, then Basic Grey, Eva collection. I used Pink Pirohette for the mat, scalloped piece and tag punch.
I picked up this flower stamp on vacation this summer. It's from Outlines Rubber stamps. I colored the flowers with copic markers R20, R85, V12 and V06 and cut them out. The darker shades are covered by pearls now. The leaves are Martha Stewart oak leaf punch. The sentiment is from Circle of Friendship (Su!)
Regarding my card on Friday. Here are the colors I used to color Tilda with Daleclaria coat. BG10, BG72, R46, R59, T21, E35, E31, E33, E35, E37, and YG95. thanks for your patience!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Happy Friday! Jeanne Strieff (a goddess IMO!) has a great limited supply challenge today! Use a rectange and a circle in your card. The only embelishment is supposed to be ribbon. I cheated a little ( I realized afterward) and used stickles, but how can you do a snow card without stickles?! Can't!
Anyway, this adorable Tilda is from the winter collection over at Magnolia-licious. http://www.magnoliastamps.us/store/prev_list.php?album_id=12
She is the Tilda with Daleclaria coat. I used a card base of Baja Breeze, then chocolate, and then the awesome Ski Slope paper from SU! Tilda is stamped on Papertrey white. After I colored her I cut her out and glued her to the snowflake background (also a Magnolia stamp).
The sentiment is from the SU! set Tiny Talk. I used nestabilities and the slot punch from SU to make my tag. the ribbon is retired soft sky. I love the new ribbons, but they are too wide for some purposes.
Gotta get to work. I'll try to get colors posted later if anyone is interested. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Here's what I wanted to say in this post. Sometimes I give a friend a couple of cards to send out, but they like them so much that they want to keep them! Awww, that's nice!
This simple set I made is a birthday gift for a friend. I made her 8 (!) cards like this. They are blank so she can use them as notecards, and they aren't really "one of a kind" cards that so she will feel fine about using them. AND they didn't ake me long to make.
A great background, some super patterned dp and colors to match, a border punch and some ribbon. Put your cards together all ways to please yourself and you're certain to please someone else!
I package mine in the excellent clear boxes from Papertrey. No wrapping necessary or you can tie a bow around and attach a gift tag. Homemeade in the same colors, of course!
Again, my apologies aobut the two pictures the same. All the cards are different!
Thanks for looking today! Cheryl