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Thursday, April 25, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #95--Window of Opportunity

Today I want  to share a card I made for a friend of mine who's son is getting married this summer and it also fits the challenge this week over at the Just Rite Friday challenge . The challenge is to have a window in your project and use a Just Rite stamp. My Window was made with a circle to showcase the Just Rite stamp from one of the first stamps I purchased years ago called Harmony Classic Circle Stamper 11. I rely on this set often when making wedding cards.

Supplies used:
Papers: Bazille shimmer c/s, Su whisper white, SU mellow moss, SU Very Vanilla,Kaisercraft After Five DP
Stamps: Just Rite Harmony Classic Circle Stamper 11
Inks: Versamark embossed with gold EP, vintage photo DI
Accessories: Spellbinders classic circles & classic scalloped circles, Spellbinders Lacy circles,MS Double Loop edge punch,Spellbinders Foliage , TH Pinecone die, Dollarstore Pearls,May Arts ribbon.

I made the roses using the Tim Holtz pinecone die and sponged the tips with vintage photo DI . Love how they turned out .

Just Rite Friday Challenge #095--Window of Opportunity

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Stampsmith Challenge TSC41: Black and White with a Splash of Color

This months challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge blog is black and white with a splash of color using one of their stamps. Here's a card I made for the challenge using of one my new stamps that Iwon recently from a challenge called Thank Heaven for Little Girls. Image was stamped on glossy cardstock with Archival ink . I let it sit for a minute or so to let the stamp relax before removing it .
Supplies used :
Paper: Bazille white and black c/s, DP unknown, Glossy c/s
Stamps: The Stampsmith Thank Heaven for Little Girls.
Inks: Black Archival, SU Chaulks
Accessories: Spellbinders Floral OvalsS4-356,A2 Scalloped Borders OneS5-182, Classic ovals,Classic Scalloped ovals, Cheery Lynn Two of Hearts, Hug Snug Seam binding, Flower--TH pine cone die, Pearls from my stash. 

I just love the photo stamps but you do need to use glossy cardstock  and not photo paper. I used my bow maker to make the triple bow .

The Stampsmith Challenge TSC#41---B&W with a Splash of color ( mine is pink)

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Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #76 ---Pretty in Purple

This week over at Cheery Lynn Designs the design team challenge is to use purple in our projects . I just want to share an easel  card I made for the challenge   in various shades of purple.  I started with a 6x6white base which I scored at 6" and 9" to form my easel card . The list of supplies used to complete the card are

Paper: Bazille white,purple, Basic Gray wisteria collection(which I've had for ages), SU whisper white
Stamps: LaBlanche flower stamp, Just Rite Because I Care sentiment on inside of card , For You (unknown).
Inks: CTMH Pansy Purple
Cheery Lynn Dies: Two of  Hearts,Fanciful Flourish B117,Swedish Spring Oval FRM135,Polynesian Sails Oval DL153.
Spellbinders Dies, Decorative Scalloped Borders, Fancy Tags 2,Oval and scalloped oval die.
Other: May Arts silk ribbon,pearls ,Lace from my stash, flower was make from cutting a spiral circle free hand .

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #76 --Pretty in Purple

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Just Rite Friday Challenge #94--Sketch

Just wanted to share with you a card I made today for this week challenge over at Just Rite Friday Challenge #94 . The challenge was to made something following the sketch that was provided . Just Rite as just released  some new background stamps which are just gorgeous unfortunately I don't own any yet so was not able to use them on my card . I hope this makes the challenge sketch .

Supplies used:
Paper: Black River Designs --old white pincushion flower, CTMH Lilac C/S , SU whisper white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Stamps: Just Rite Elegant Frames
Accessories: Spellbinders Timeless rectangles, HFC Delicate asters by Spellbinders,Cheery Lynn Excotic Butterfly, MS trellis punch , May Arts Silk Ribbon , Pearls from my stash

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Just Rite Friday Challenge #94 --Sketch

Cheery Lynn Designs #75 --Anything Goes

The Ribbon Girl April Challenge

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Liebster award

What a nice surprise today to know that I was nominated for the Leibster Award by Nikki over at Nikki's Crafting  Craetions. I found Nikki's blog via way of Heartfelt Creations Blog . She made the semi finals for their design Team . Her work is amazing and I have become a follower of her blog . Here's the link to her blog do drop by and have a look .
Now to decide who to pass this award on to .
 This award was designed to promote blogs which have less than 200 followers. Once the award is accepted, the idea is to pay it forward to five other blogs you enjoy, encouraging others to visit, leave comments, and hopefully follow.
To accept the award:
Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog. Post the award on your blog. Give the award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Write a comment on their blog letting them know they have been nominated.

1. Lisa's Creations : Lisa is a friend of mind also and does really beautiful scrapbook pages .it's because of her that I started scrapbooking . Do drop by and visit her blog

2.Michelle's scrap bits: although I have never met Michelle I I feel I have though her blog . She lives in Newfoundland my home Province  and does beautiful creations . I have gotten so much inspiration from Michelle and would like to pass this award on to her .

3.Papercrafts :I met Sharon many years ago though taking Cardmaking classes at a local craft store . We have been getting together since then to share ideas and just hang out . Sharon does such beautiful work and I'm sure you will find much inspiration if you drop by her blog .

4.Scraps from Abroad : I have never met Debbie personally but do visit her blog regularly she does such nice work and I would like to pass this award on to her  She also lives here in Nova Scotia . Hope you can drop by her blog for a look around.

5.I'm A Little Teapot: I'm sure if you drop by Kathy Jo's blog you'll find lots of inspiration . I have never met Kathy but she has left many lovely comments on my blog . Hope you can drop by her blog and have a visit.

So here you have my list of 5 blogs that I have chosen to pass this award on to  and do drop by Nikki's blog for lots of inspiration .

Now you have to just pay this forward to 5 others that have under 200 followers   . 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #74 --Back to Nature

Well here I am just getting in under the wire for the challenge over at Cheery Lynn Design challenge this week  . The challenge is back to nature so here's what I created using a new butterfly stamp that I purchased recently by La Blanche stamps , papers are from Authentique  collection Journey . I stamped the image on pattern paper with Versafine Onyx black  and embossed with clear EP. I cut the oval with the Cheery Lynn Design Polynesian Sails Oval die  and added pearls on the flowers around the perimeter. Other dies used were Cheery Lynn Design branch die, EK success scallop border punch,Spellbinders fancy tags ,Ek  butterfly punch .

Cheery Lynn Design Challenge #74-Back to Nature  

Playing in Paradise Challenge #111--Embossing

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Monday, April 1, 2013

WooHoo doing the happy dance again

Just found out my card was selected as a winner for the Stampsmith Challenge#40  for March . I get to shop in their storefor some new stamps . What a way to start a new month . Here's the link to my card

Have a great day