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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #94


I picked up this cute PB stamp (tweet talk) this week so decided to enter the PB challenge of Butterflies and Bees.
The image was stamped with versafine onyx black ,embossed and then colored with my Copic Markers. DP was from Imaginisce Pretty New Dress. C/S Bo-Bunny pink dots and Prism. Butterflies were punched from MS butterfly punch and layered to get #D effect added some flatback pearls. I couldn't find a bee stamp so came across a bee sticker which I think works quite nicely . The border was punched with MS floral lace edge punch and I added some of the lace ribbon I had won from Sharon Johnson blog hop recently.
I'm happy with how this card turned out
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #57

Good morning I came across this great blog recently and decided to try the sketch for this week . My card uses an older Hero Arts stamp which I stamped and embossed then colored with my Copic Markers. The BG was embossed with my CB folder flower fantasy.Other supplies used were spellbinders nesties label 4 and 8 . Ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Build -A-Card Stamptacular Blog Hop

What a great blog hop that's going on over at Stamptacular Sunday today . They are celebrating their 1st Anniversay.
Here's my entry .I think I have followed all the rules
Brown color family --DP has brown, Spellbinder rectangle used ,favorite c/s is brown, Added matting around my image and card base,Image stamped with versafine,2 more colors are green and yellow,Yellow ribbon used,punched flowers,butterfly charm,rhinestones for sparkle on hearts,friendship sentiment on the inside.

This was a great challenge and a lot of fun . Thanks for looking

Stamptacular Blog Hop -Build -a-card

Stamptacular Sunday is having a blog hop today .Some awesome blog candy to give away .Theme is to Build-A-Card. All you have to do is visit each DT's blog for the clue.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Craft Barn March Competition

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It's back to winter here in Nova Scotia again. We had such beautiful weather this past few weeks but I'm sure it will change back again soon . I was doing blog surfing today and came across a challenge over at The Craft Barn . Haven't done any challenges with scrapbooking so thought I'd give this a go. The page I choose to do was of my grandmother at age 95. She was an amazing women and lived life to the fullest .
The paper is from K&Company .

Thanks for looking

Sugar Creek Hollow SSSC Award

I'm so excited that i won the challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week and get to post the award blinkie on my sidebar .

here's a link to the challenge

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend

Friday, March 26, 2010


This card I made for the sketch challenge this week over at Taylor Expressions.
Supplies used:
Stamp:Just Hatched Paper Inspirations, Sentiment by Amuse
Paper:DP by Karen Foster, C/S Prism
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Accessories: copic markers,dew drops,liquid applique, spellbinders , su sq. punch.

Sensational Saturday sketch Challenge 01

I made this card this afternoon for the challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow .
Supplies used:
Stamp: Inkadinkado Birds Galore, studio G
Paper: Basic Grey DP, su c/s
Ink: Versafine onyx black
Acessories: May Arts ribbon

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #61

This is my card for the sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge this week

Stamp:Hero Arts embossed and colored with Copic Markers
Paper : Prism and SU

Also entering this card in the Crafty Calendar Challenge #6Flower power for March

Thanks for looking

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Sketch #93

My card for this weeks challenge over at PB. I used one of the critters from the Bubbly set. Stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ,colored with Copics. DP by Imaginisce.
Also going to enter this is in the challenge over at Just Scraps --New beginning in pastels

Thursday, March 18, 2010

S2GSC48 Spring is in the air

Sure feels like Spring here in Nova Scotia the weather has been so nice this week just hope it stays that way. Today I did a card with my new stamps from MFT Pure Innocense.Thought it would fit this challenge for Twisted Thursday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lucky Day --another blog candy win

Woohoo I won Sharon Johnson's and her Design Teams blog candy . I'm so excited to know I was picked as the lucky winner. When I entered I never dreamt that I would have a chance with so many entries. The prize is 45yds. of beautiful ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store and some gorgeous ribbon flowers from Barb Scharm. Here's the link to the blog candy

I Won Penny Black Sat.challenge #91

What a nice surprise to find out this morning that my name was chosen for the PBSC#91 last week . The challenge was to make a easel card . It's always fun entering these challenges but with so many entries one never expects to win . Thanks and have a great day .

Friday, March 12, 2010

S2GSC#46 Cheshire Cat

This week over at Shirley's 2girls sketch challenge they want you to use the digital image they are giving as a freebie (Cheshire Cat). I'm not a cat lover but what the heck it's only a card and I did have fun making it. I colored the image with copic markers , cut it out with spellbinders curved rectangles, sponge around edge with antique linen while still in the die. Paper pierced the swirls and connected holes with black marker for faux stitching. C/S was co-ordinations and Bazzil, DP unknown.

Also entering this in Crazy4 Challenges #27 ---Paper Piercing

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #91--Easel Card

Had to makea Birthday card for my G-niece so thought I'd make it to meet a few challenges this week . Penny Black is looking for easel cards this week.

Supplies used :
Stamp: PSX and SU
Paper: DP Melissa Frances, Brazzil c/s
Ink: Memento rich cocoa, tattered rose distressed
Accessories: Spellbinders circles, MS Lace doily punch,ribbon from my stash, pearls.

Also entering in the following challenges too .
All one color.

Thanks for looking

Chicken on Egg

Hi everyone ,just wanted to share with you a card I put together for a Easter class I'll be offering at the Scrap and Shop on March 23. There will be a matching basket to go with the card . So if you're interested call Lisa at the store 902 735 3434.

I've been playing with the new product flower soft it sure adds dimension to the flowers
Thanks for looking

MoJo Monday Contest 128


I'm a little slow in uploading my card for the MOJO Monday Contest 128 this week . Since it's the 1st Monday of the month there is a prize offered .
Stamp: Paper inspirations and Amuse
Paper: Imaginisce and Prism c/s
Ink: Memento rich cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders Circles,MS lattice punch, copic markers,stickles.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Stamptacular Sunday #48-Back in Time

I just love this stamp it remines me of my boys when they were young and playing ball . They were always together and such great pals. This is one of the Flower soft stamps I picked up at my favorite craft shop --SCRAP AND SHOP--where I am on the design team and also teach classes . Heres the link if you'd like to have a peek--

Stamp: Man of the Match by flower soft
Paper: Breaking free MME, C/S SU
Inks: Memento rich cocoa
Accessories: Copic Markers,spellbinders label8, SU ticket punch, twine, crystal effects.

Thanks for looking

S2GSC 46

This weeks challenge over at Shirley2girls twisted thursday challenge is to use the color GREEN on your card. I don't often use green to today I like how my card turned out .
Supplies used:
Stamp: Pure Innocence Fairy Girl MFT
Paper: BG and Prism C/S
Inks: Memento rich cocoa, brushed cordroy distressed ink,broken china DI.
Accessories: Copic markers,spellbinders circle and scallop circle dies,label3,sizzix swirl die, SU window punch, MS lattice punch , Stickles , Flower soft(sage),Dew Drops.
I paper pieced the girls dress and added flower soft to the grass and buttons on her shoes.I used a stipple brush to add some blue around the image .

Thanks for looking.

This card also qualifies for 2 other challenges. Here are the links

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Birthday Blog Candy

Gingersnap Creations is celebrating their Birthday ,some awesome blog candy to win Click on the link below and it will take to where you can enter.

Monday, March 1, 2010

OCC sketch Challenge

This is my card for the OCC sketch challenge this week. The image is a free digital image that I downloaded from here .I colored with copic markers added liquid applique for fur around the edge of her coat and tiny pearl .
I'm also entering this card for a texture challenge C4C26 over at

The textures I used are the ribbon ,embossing with CB folders ,liquid applique and copic markers