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Friday, February 26, 2010


Tonight I"ve been playing with the new Unity stamps I purchased at THE SCRAP and SHOP this week . I wanted a 3D effect so I stamped the tree then the image (Tim Holtz stamp ) over the tree since it's solid stamp it gave the effect of the man staying in front of the tree. I really like how this turned out .

RAK from Robin

Received this beautiful card from one of my Inkstain friends . Robin 's makes such nice cards . She also loves to play Lexulous .

Ink-spirations challenge #2

This is my card for the second challenge over at Ink-spirations. I had gotten some new Unity stamps this week and thought I'd try them out so far I'm really please with them .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday Taggers;Get messy hands

My friend Sharon sent me some images recently which I just love reminds me of my childhood days running through the grass. The images were embossed so all I had to do was brayer a BG with my spectrum pad added a butterfly cut with spellbinders die out of vellum and layered to create a 3D effect. Border was done with MS punch and added some ribbon and pearls . Oh I forgot the card base BG was done with spellbinders Impressabilities and sanded lightly.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Won Sketch Challenge

Just wanted to share with you my blog candy I won for a sketch over at My friend Yvonne had recently moved to the USA and posted a challenge sketch on her blog ,so I entered a card . Here's what I received in the mail Friday. Thank you so much Yvonne .

Stamptacular sunday challenge #46

Good morning ,hope everyone had a great weekend even though Canada lost to USA last night in hockey . Hope they do better in their next game. This week at Stamptacular Sunday the challenge is to make a card with circles . Oh this was such a fun card to make. I think I have lots and lots of circles on this card ! The DP is from BG and C/S from SU and Prism. The flower I made using mulberry paper and spellbinder scallop circle nesties. Other supplies used were MS punch and sizzix die, Kasier pearls . I love how the flower turned out and will be making more of those for sure.

Also going to enter this for the Penny Black pink,green,yellow challenge this week
and this challenge
Thanks for looking !

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Crazy4 Challenges #25

Bought a couple of new stamps at the Scrap and Shop this week so decided to use them on one of the weekly challenges . The MFT pure innocence stamps are so cute .Image was colored with copic markers,added distress ink with stipple brush for the sky and grass
Supplies used:
Stamp:MFT pure innocence flower girl
Paper: BoBunny my darling motion, Prism C/S
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, distressed inks broken china and peeled paint
Accessories: spellbinders scallop ovals ,sizzix swirl,liquid pearls, kaiser pearls,copic markers,stickles,prism flowers.MS punch

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MoJo 126 Sketch Challenge


I've been trying to keep up with challenges but gosh there's a lot out there. Today I did the MOJO 126 sketch . This card was made from images and sentiment that I had laying around along with the paper that I had used recently for another card so I thought why not just use it up .
DP is from K&C,C/S SU, Stamps SU. MS Lattice punch and butterfly punch, ribbon from my stash. Added stickles to the butterfly and flowers on the heart.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Create4fun challenge #29

Hi it's been a few days since I've posted ,Hope everyone had a great Valentines day weekend. Today I had to make a birthday card for a friend on Cropstop so I thought I'd use the sketch for this week on create4fun challenge . Paper is by K&C ,stamp SU and ribbon from my stash.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stampotique Designers Challenge

My friend just became a member of Stampotique Design Team--Hooray for Kim and since this is the 1st challenge I thought I'd enter . The theme is Love

Monday, February 8, 2010

OCC Music challenge

I'm a little late in doing this challenge but better late then never I guess LOL. Yesterday i was going through some of my older SU sets and came across the the set Stipple Rose--one of my favorites I must say. I had a piece of music PP left over from a scrapbook page so thought this would be perfect for this challenge. The image was stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink and then colored with copic markers,added some stardust stickles for sparkle. Other supplies used were Labels 8 spellbinderies nesties,key from my stash.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Welcome Little One

Two more cards using the Melissa Frances DP. Stamp used were SU

Babies are bits of Stardust

Hope everyone had a great weekend . I know the girls that went to the Scrap and Shop Scrap Booking retreat in Sydney this weekend probably did . Lisa from the LSS store Scrap and Shop asked me to do some baby card using the Melissa Frances DP that was in the store . Here is what I came up with .

Monday, February 1, 2010

MOJO Monday #124

This was a great sketch to do .
Card recipe
Stamp: MFT Boho Blossoms, Hero Arts sentiment, Flourish Inkadinkadoo.
Paper: Bo-Bunny Darling,Bazzill C/S
Ink: Memento rich cocoa
accessories: Ribbon,brads,white gel pen.
I stamped and embossed flowers then cut out and layered.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge#54

Since the weather is still so cold I've been spending more time stamping . Thought I'd do some of this weeks challenges. Here's the card I did for this weeks SSSC#54 challenge. Not much stamping on this card . I used hearts instead of circles . DP is by Basic Grey and MME