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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blog Award

I just received this award from Yvonne over at Ink-spirations .It was so nice of her to choose me . Thank you ,you made my day .

About the Liebster Blog Award:

This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their work. It is given to bring light to new blogs and its a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by.

1- Create a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3 to 5 blog picks.
2- Let them know you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog about the award.
3- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4- Have the faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you award this to.
5- Have fun!!!

I have chosen these 5 people who have inspired me with their work :

Sharon Papercrafts
Kim Creative Diversions
Michelle Michelle's scarp and bits
Kristina Reflections of a Happy Crafter
Vicki Artiful Validation of Vicki

Now all you have to do is pass this award along to others that have inspired you


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It's Grungy Monday #1

Well it's time for Grungy Monday over at StudioL3 . Linda has been kind enough to post challenges again based on Tim's techniques. This is the first week and she has chosen the 12 days of Christmas 2008 Tag #10.
Here's my tag that I did using DI's vintage photo, antique linen and walnut stain.
Thanks for looking .

studioL3 challenge #1

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cropstop challenge #12 ,LIIU die cuts/punches,SS#104 no kids allowed Birthday

Well it's been a few days since I posted so thought I'd enter a few challenges this week. This card I made for a friends Birthday that's coming up soon which fits challenge going on this week over at Cropstop, Let's Ink It Up and Stamptacular Sunday. The image is from Glitz stamped in versafine black onyx and sponged lightly with DI tumbled glass and layered on Spellbinders labels #3. DP is from Kaisercraft.Other supplies used :Spellbinders ovals and scalloped ovals, TH's Elegant flourish die and MS lace punch. White lace was added to finish the card.

Cropstop challenge #12

LIIU Die cuts /Punches

Stamptacular Sunday #104 No Lids allowed Birthday

Thanks for looking , love reading your comments

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

La Blanche flower & script.--LIIU #11 Dies & Punches

Just wanted to share with you one of the cards I did with a few of my friends that come to my place to make cards. It's such a fun night and we all look forward to having a few laughs and sharing ideas and what's new in cardmaking. This is one of the La Blanche stamps that I purchased at Fargo Cats Shop recently . I stamped and embossed the image then colored with copic markers followed by sponging over the script area with vintage photo DI and distressed the edges with paper distresser. The BG was embossed with TH's regal flourish embossing folder .I layered the image on kraft c/s then unto a paper doily . The trellis was done with MS punch and swirl from TH's elegant flourishes.

Entering this in challenge #11 over LIIU

Also paper sundaes challenge#61 Embossing

Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops carries a good selection of the La Blanche stamps and Tim Holtz products so drop over and check it out .

Thanks for looking

Monday, March 14, 2011

Let's Ink it Up #10 Embossing

This card I made for a class I'm doing next week so I thought I'd enter it in a challenge over at Let's Ink It Up this week . The challenge is Embossing . I embossed the BG with Tim Holtz's folder damask and then sponged with distressed ink .The layer the image is stamped on I first sponged with Tattered Rose DI and Vintage Photo ,and distressed the edges with paper distresser . The image was stamped in walnut stain DI.Added some lace to complete the card . Sentiment was stamped on ovals cut and embossed with spellbinders dies.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal

This card I made from bits of stuff I had laying around from other projects so I thought I'd try and make a card to fit the challenge this week over at SSSS.It's all about metal. For the BG I covered a piece of tin foil with alcohol inks and them put it through the CB folder textile after which I sanded a bit so the foil would show through. The bird I make by inking a piece of foil duct tape with AI and then put that through the CB folder bubbles. I also ran the cage through the CB folder bubbles and the sponged with gold acrylic paint dabber. The square medallions I also did with acrylic paint. The flower was made from brown paper using TH tattered florals die and homemade glimmer mist .

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This is a card I made for the challenge this week over at Joan's Garden using Just Rite stamps There's some great prizes being offered this week if you haven't checked it out yet . My card uses a stamp from the Harmony Classic Circle Stamper11. I stamped the image with Versafine spanish moss and layered on SU c/s . The DP is from a K & Co. paper pad. Other supplies used : Spellbinders fancy ladels,MS trellis punch, May Arts ribbon and Kaiser pearls.
If you are looking for May Arts ribbon Deborah over at Fargo Cat Shops carries a wonderful selection

Joans Gardens

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CCC#35 Design Detail

Well all good things come to an end I guess , really going to miss these weekly challenges that Linda over at StudioL3 has been so kind to offer . Thank you Linda for all the work you have done in pulling this off and to the sponsors who have provided such wonderful prizes each week. This is the last week in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenges and the challenge is taken from page 67 of the book Design Detail.I have chosen to make another tag to add to my collection . I used paper from BG,stamps TH, Butterfly HFC which I stamped ,embossed and cut out.Can't give too much info about the challenge but is done with the stitching and brads.

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Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Metal

Sunday, March 6, 2011

CCC#34 Dimensional collage fragments, Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera

Well it's time for another challenge over at StudioL3 can't believe it's soon going to be over . Linda has chosen the challenge this week from page 63 of Tim's book A Compendium of Curiosities --Dimensional collage fragments. I struggled with this one this week cause I didn't have any fragments that were large enough so I happened to come across a clear CD that was in my stash and thought this might work. I followed the technique on page using some page that I cut from a paper bag which had old advertising on it and Tim's Lost and Found Pad.In the center of the Cd I added a wheel and decided to make into a card .
Also entering this in Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera. I think the paper bag that I used shows some Ephemera.
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Simon Says Stamp and Show some Ephemera