Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Anyway, I made this card over the weekend. Do you like it? I used Basic Grey paper from the Bittersweet collection AND from another collection from the past. they look so good together! The hearts are cut from my Nestabilities. The tag, which is from the (Magnolia) New Year;s collection (and was in the winter club kit) is stamped with SU set with a million little words. I guess the rest is pretty self-explanatory to all you stampers out there.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
This card is for today's FS over at Splitcoast, Vicky Gould! She is terrific and leaves such nice comments! I saw several chicken cards in her gallery and found her 'shroom card to get a sketch for my card.
This is a new chicken by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper. It's really cute, IMO!
I stamped the chick on watercolor paper with Versifine ink, let it dry well and then water colored with SU reinkers. I used my Distress in in Vintage Photo for the edges of the Riding Hood Red and Cosmo cricket dp. The dotted paper is from Bo Bunny. I love to pull in the colors by layering with my Nestabilities and that's what you see here!
Water coloring was certainly my first love (before copics) and I used to use it a lot on cards. It felt really good to go back to it for this image.
Good to have you visit today!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I used Real Red sponged with distress Walnut Stain to darken it behind the Cosmo Cricket (Chemistry) paper and behind Tilda. I used my stencil brushes and Adirondack inks in Cranberry and Butterscotch to make the background behind her.
The letters on the tag are made with an Alphabet set from Papertrey Ink. Tiny little things!
Tilda is colored with copic markers and I punched the leaves from Kiwi Kiss and sponged them with Walnut too. The Hydrangeas are from Prima and the ribbon is from my stash!
The whole card is a little more striking in real life, but I'm photographically challenged!
Thanks so much for coming by to look! I really appreciate it!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tilda is of course colored with my copics.
I used wonderful pink shades of R81, R83 and R85 for her clothes. I also put a few stickles on her wings. The sentiment is from SU!
I'm really pleased with this one Yes, ILM!) and hope you like it too!
I'm so happy to say that I heard from Sherri Thacker and she will be getting the Blog Candy soon! Thanks to my good friends offering good advice on how to reach my winner (and to those who offered to help by taking the candy off my hands!). Love you!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
No one has yet claimed my blog candy, so here goes again!
Here are your random numbers:13
Timestamp: 2009-01-20 11:58:55 UTC
Lucky comment 13 is Sherri's!!
Sherri Thacker said...
Your kitties are so cute in the tree like that and I love your cards. Sherri
January 11, 2009 1:34 PM
Sherri, PLEASE contact me at this email address firstname.lastname@example.org so I can mail the prize to you!
If no takers yet again I will choose another number on Thursday (Jan. 22) between 6:00 and 7:00 am eastern time.
(Does this happen to everyone or just me? Am I doing something wrong? Isn't the idea that they come back to my blog to see if they've won?)
New cards oming soon!
Have a great day!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The official one:
Here are your random numbers: 64
Timestamp: 2009-01-19 00:13:21 UTC
The comment belongs to Tracy who said;
I love your "studious" Tilda! She is so cute. What great color choices.
January 12, 2009 5:02 PM
Tracy please email at email@example.com by Tuesday morning at 7:00 am so I know where to mail your gifts! Thanks so much!
If I don't hear from Tracy I will draw agin on Turesday (Jan. 20) morning!
Have a good evening!
Browns (the usual!) E31, E35, E37 and a darker brown.
Blues: BG10, BG72 (Thanks to Jacque for pointing out my mistake in colors yesterday!)
Greens: YG03, YG93, YG25 and YG95 ( I just couldn't get the color I wanted!)
Be back later with a second prize drawing, if necessary.
Thanks so much for coming to my blog!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Good morning! Well, I never did get another card finished yesterday, just some coloring! It is taking so much time to reorganize my craft room. Too much stuff if a little space my DH says! What can I say, he's right!
I think this card fits the Color Challenge on SCS this week. I did add chocolate chip, but that is a neutral, right?
I made this card for DianneP575 on splitcoast. She has a terrific gallery!
I used some great dp by Prima Marketing and colored my Tilda with my favorite blues-BG10 and BG72. Her hair is E31 and E35 with a touch of E37. I THINK the flower got a little dirtier with ink than I wanted it to, but it does match better than it looks like it does in my photo!
I have not yet heard from Darlene regarding my blog candy. If I do not hear from her by tomorrow (Sunday, 1/18) at 6:00 pm I will choose another number. Okay, is that how you do it when no one claims the prize? Hope so!!
Hope you're enjoying your Saturday! I am!
Thanks for visiting! Cheryl
Friday, January 16, 2009
Here's our winner!
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-01-16 11:45:26 UTC
So, it's comment number 41, which belongs to Darlene! Congratulations! Thanks for your lovely comment!
I just love the cards...and the kittens are too cute.Congrats on the 10,000 hits, that's great!Thanks for the chance to win an awesome candy!
January 11, 2009 6:20 PM
Please contact me at this email:
firstname.lastname@example.org so I know where to mail your goodies!
Back later (or maybe sooner, I don't have to go to work today!) with a card!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I made this card the other day because it was Eileen's birthday! She is a dear friend and she is the aide that works with me in my classroom. We've been together longer than most marriages! 15 years! We also happen to be the same age, well almost. She is 7 months older!
I LOVE the Gruffies so sort of let him stand (well, lay) on his own! I used a silver Spica pen for the candy wrappers. The image is colored with copics. I knew the card should have some ribbon in chocolate brown, but I was working under pressure (as usual) so didn't have the time to figure it out!
The inside has a stamped sentiment saying< "It's your day!" and I wrote underneath "Calories don't count!" Besides her gift I always make her a pan of Tiramisu so this was very appropriate!
Have a great day! Remember to enter on the previous post if you haven't done so yet!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The books are on sale right now! The beautiful dp is from Kaisercraft. I couldn't get a picture to show the rich colors! The sun is shining and it was too bright! Believe me, we'll take it!
Here's why you came! This is some of what I'm offering as a happy prize because you helped me reach 10,000 hits in under 3 months! You rock! There are 3 pads of Basic Grey paper, a Martha Stewart punch and Magnolia stamps. You WILL get these (Farmer Tilda, snowflakes and sunflowers) AND another Tilda that I don't have yet! There may be some other additions of ribbon and paper when I start packing the box!
Just leave a comment on this post and I will use Random.org to choose a number at 8:00 p.m. on January 15th.
One more card. I posted this on SCS for today's Featured stamper JaydeKay! She has a terrific gallery and it was hard to decide on one.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Hi! This is a great day for me! I'm organizing (well, starting to organize) my craft room and I checked my blog and saw that I had made 10,000 hits! Yippee! How could I not stop working and create a card! I HAD to! Sorry about the mess, Dave, I'll get back to my work soon!
Well, here's the card. This is waiting Tilda and I got mine from Magnolia-licious! I had colored this red and pink Tilda on Friday night as I was thinking about the Limited Supply challenge. I used Bo Bunny Valentine paper from a couple of years ago. The puffed looking heart behind her is cut from some of that dp. My card base is white and I used a layer of Pacific Point! This is the first time I have used that color. I'm not crazy about it, but my friend, Lisa has been so encouraging in many ways that I used it for her! Shout out to Lisa (lakind on SCS)!
My Tilda skin is colored with my usual E00, E02 to shade and R20 for her cheeks. The browns are E31, E35 and E37 (hair and boots). Her red outfit is R46 around the edges, leaving some white in the center of each section. Then I used the blender pen around in the wihite area and touching into the red. This starts to fill it in a bit with a lighter color. After that I used R35 (coral) in that center area. finally, I added touches of R59 to darken in the shadowed areas. The pink on her scarf and mitten is R20. I left it white in the middle and then used the blender pen to smear the edges of my coloring. I used a spica pen on the shoelace thingies on her boots and a very dark brown for the laces. I made the bow, which I am not crazy about! and punched and added pearls to the
corners. This card is an unusual 4.25" x 5", but it seemed to work!
Fun to come!
PLEASE come back tomorrow. I have taken a picture of some of the giveaway stuff for reaching 10,000! More details tomorrow !
Ya'll come back now, y'hear!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I used Pink Pirouette and Basic Grey Bittersweet dp. This is a sketch I saw somewhere, maybe the Verve challenges?
I wanted to post so I could share this blog as a place to get a great prize! Some ribbon some Primas, a Hangler stamp and 100 Hanglar Stanglar images! Wow, I want to win! LIM has a different prize for those in Sweden and Norway! Check it out and enter by January 24Th. LIM's Blog:
Have a great day!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I made this card when Rox posted the sketch last week, but saved it for when I needed a post! Not having posted anything since Sunday made me want to use it today!
This is the same (Pink collection) Tilda that I used a few days ago, similar colors, but a completely different layout! Here's the post for Tilda's colors.
The card base is Kraft and is scored with my Scor-Pal about 1/4" in from each edge. It is also sponged with Distress Ink in Walnut. These two things gave the plain bg some interest, I thought. The Cosmo Cricket Chemistry paper is mounted on chocolate chip as is the white layer behind Tilda. That layer has also been cuttlebugged with the heart folder and sponged with Barely Blush. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet by SU! The oval behind the white piece is punched from a dp scrap. I used a little brown marker behind Tilda so she had something to sit on! I few dew drops on the left side of the card to balance out the right side and she was finished. I like how this came out and think I might make a few more.
Hope you like too!
Again, my thanks for checking out my blog! I'm getting close to 10,000 hits and am getting some gifts together!
Off to school! We have a one hour delay due to ice, but I live 1/4 mile away so I think I can get there safely (and get some work done)!
Have a great day! Cheryl
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Just a very quick post today!
It's back to work tomorrow and I have so much I want to get done today-mostly getting cards in the mail to people who have been kind enough to send me cards! I hate always being late! Wish I could make a New Year's resolution, but I don't think it would help!
I also must get a straightening my stamp/craft room! It's awful and I think some things must GO!
Today's card is made for the Featured Stamper on SCS-JulieHRR. She has a fantastic gallery of clean and classic cards.
I used paper that she frequently uses-the dotted. I stamped on white Papertrey Select and colored with copic markers. I used my Nestability to cut the square and the tag (that's a new spellbinders die for me!) You can see it's pretty simply constructed!
For my frog I used copic markers YG03, YG23, YG25 and then YG95. I always use my colorless blender to mix the colors on a piece.
Hope you're having a good day! I know there are lots of teachers dreading tomorrow! It's going to be a LONG week! LOL!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
So this is my version. I used one of the clear blossoms from PTI and embossed it with white dots from PTI's Dotted set. My first mistake was not using my embossing buddy to clean the flower! (don't look too closely, please!). Then I stamped a larger dot in Pallette ink in a Rose color. After 2 rows I embossed the lines with my Scor-Pal where my ribbon would go. Then I completed stamping rows of dots the rest of the way to the top of the card. I put my ribbon around and tried to put the brad through the ribbon so it wouldn't show. I hadn't cut the ribbon long enough! Grrrr! So I glued the ribbon down and spread the brad and put the flower on top. That's why you can see the brad a bit. I tried to hide it behind dots! Below is the cake which inspired me this morning! The site that Stef has linked through the challenge has the most amazing cakes. Check it out here!
As always, thanks for coming by today! A special thank you to those who have commented that they come by everyday! I love you!
Friday, January 2, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Things began to look up when Diana Crick asked me to be on her design team in October 2008 for the Magnolia stamps she was going to start selling in her store. Now here I am with my "entry" for the second sketch challenge! This one was created by the wonderfully talented Suzy Haglighi.
My card is 5x5 inches square. The card base is Kraft. I used dp by Prima Marketing called the Aurora Collection. It was a papercraft kit and had the wonderful die cut tag in green that is behind Tilda. There is a circle element to it. Can you see it behind her? Circles were cut using my cuttlebug and nestabilities. All edges were sponged with Distress ink in Vintage Photo to cover the white edges and give the pieces some depth ( I really hate those white edges!). The flowers are from Prima (dirtied up with more brown ink) and I have several sizes of white pearls so I added those. The Tilda image is "Tilda in her Christmas socks" and she is colored with copic markers. I used E00, E02 for her skin and R20 for her cheeks. Her dress is my favorite blue, BG10 (a perfect match for SUs Soft sky) and is then darkened with a little BG72 and just touches of BG09. Her hair is E31 and E35.
Please won't you consider playing along with our sketch. Just go to Magnolia-licious and e-mail Diana a photo of your card. She'll take care of the rest. While you're there check out her Perpetual Sale items. There are some good deals.
You can also check out the blogs of my design mates Claudia
Suzanne and, of course, Suzy.
Thanks for coming by my blog on this first day of the new year! Wishing you only good things!