Monday, January 30, 2012

Fish Wishes

Hello - It has been a busy week as we were away 3 days last week to watch our son play hockey. The weekend was supposed to be for getting some housework done but I seemed to have caught a stomach flu virus and just wasn't up to much of anything even though I did manage to get a bit of house cleaning done. We are invited to my uncle's 80th birthday next week and so I made this card for the occasion. I just purchased the Art Impressions fisherman stamp and it took me some time to put this card together - I tried a couple of other lay-outs before ending up with this one. I used my sizzix die for the tree in the background and added some rocks for the fisherman to stand on with my copic markers. I layered with various paper from my paper stash and added a MS border punch to the right side and some ribbon, twine, flowers and buttons. The sentiment is from SU. The fisherman image does not include the fish - that was an add-on. I had that cute little fish from another older stamp set and thought it would be nice that the fisherman at least had a good catch for the day. It is hard to see on the picture but I used some colored sparkle on the fish and it really looks quite nice in real life. This card is different for me than my usual so I must admit a bit more of a challenge but I am pleasantly happy with the results. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a great day!

Your stamping friend, Debbie
P.S. Sorry again didn't keep list of copic markers used - I did use a lot for this picture though.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Roses are Red

Hello - Boy it has been cold!! BRRR!!! I do not like this cold weather we are having here but thankfully by the weekend it is supposed to warm up considerably - I sure hope the weather man is right this time! This card was initially made for the Just Magnolia challenge which is a sketch but it lost the sketch design as I starting putting it together so I won't be entering it after all. I will find another challenge to enter it in I am sure. I love this Tilda - I love her hair on this image and it is fun to color as well. I used a Penny Black sentiment that I have had for quite some time and at the time of buying this Tilda I envisioned a card using the two stamps together somehow. I used my Martha Stewart around the page punch for the background and my oval nesties as well as some ribbon and lace, Marianne swirl die, flowers and my new favorite the pearl pen (love that pearl pen!!) I liked this color combination as well (turquoise and red). I colored Tilda with my copic markers and once again I didn't keep track of colors - I will keep trying to do that though - hopefully next time. Thanks for stopping by to visit and have a great rest of your week!

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lavender and Lace

Hello everyone! Wow did we have a snow storm today! We have not had much snow all winter and then this afternoon in a matter of a couple of hours we got about 8 inches of snow! It just so happened my husband is out of town and my son was away at hockey so I had to do all the shovelling and boy was that a work-out!! One of my adorable new Tilda images was used for this card. I started coloring last night and finished the card this evening. I used the beautiful Bo Bunny "Smoochable" 6 x 6 paper pad and just love this combination of lavender, brown and bright green. I colored Tilda with my copics (sorry didn't keep a list of colors - I will try to remember more in the future). I purchased a pearl pen some time ago and haven't really used it much so I added pearl drops all around the border of the image (I think I will be using that pearl pen again - love the results and ease!). I added a Memory Box swirl die in the corner and topped with 3 prima flowers. I also added lace and ribbon on the bottom and the sentiment is from Stampin Up layered on SU oval punches. Well off to bed for me - late night once again! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for taking time to stop and visit my blog.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh So Huggable!

Hello - Well this card was not planned out - it just evolved with each new piece that was added. I bought the Bo Bunny "Smoochable Collection" 6 x 6 paper pad and one of the papers was the brown background piece with the words "Huggable, Kissable, You" and that is where it began. I then knew I wanted to use my new Tilda and she needed something to sit on so I thought why not cut out a couple of hearts which I used my cricuit machine for. I then found the pom-pom ribbon border and just knew that finally I was going to use it on this card - I was so excited at this point!! (I have had this pom-pom border ribbon for ages and never knew where I would ever use it and it just worked so perfectly for this card - in my opinion) I then cut out the sentiment from another sheet of the Bo Bunny paper. I added some pink twine in the background for a more 3 dimentional look and added some tiny green and pink brads as well as some buttons, felt flowers and pink twine to make a bow. I also paper pieced Tilda's overalls with paper again from the same paper pad and added a couple of small purple buttons. I did add sparkle to the rose although it is hard to see on the photo. I was pleasantly surprised at how this card turned out and truly enjoyed the entire creative process involved. That is what I love most about this craft - each card is it's own masterpiece and the process of creating is so enjoyable! Two more days till the weekend - looking forward to a nice quiet weekend and hopefully more time in my craft room. I am going to submit this card for the Just Magnolia challenge "Anything Goes" and "using something new" which would be my new Tilda stamp and the Bo Bunny paper. Have a great day.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Perfect Day!

Hello - well must say it was a difficult 2 days - my computer was not working properly and was driving me crazy so I had to take it in for repair - I was without my computer for 2 days and let me tell you that was not easy - I never thought I would feel that way - but I did surprise myself on how much I actually missed my computer. As I was not spending time on the computer though I was able to make another card this week. I wanted to use my new Memory Box tree die (just love this die) and thought my Penny Black stamps were a perfect match (I can also see those cute little hedgies having some fun under that tree in the future as well). I cut the die out of white cardstock and then used 3 various shades of green copic markers (G99, G85 and G82) to give the tree a more realistic look. I added the grass under the bear - I have seen others do this grass technique and always wanted to try it - it was fun to try and I am not disappointed in my first attempt of coloring grass. I added 3 blue copic markers (B0000, B000and B00 to the background for the sky. I layered some DP and cardstock and added some gingham ribbon and a couple of red brads to the top corners and that finished it off. After finishing this card and looking at it I saw in this card a perfect day (my vision of a perfect day - sitting under a tree on a warm spring/summer day - the only thing I would add would be a book in my hand and my dog at my side) Hope you get a chance to have your perfect day some time in 2012! Thanks for stopping by for a look and once again thank you so much for your very kind comments.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Day that Sparkles

Hello - I colored this image at our latest crop night and then came home and put the card together. I really like the soft mauve and yellow combination (although the photo turned out more blueish in color unfortunately). I used my new Memory Box die for the swirls behind the flowers. It is kind of hard to see the glitter on the border of the diamond shape but in real life it really does sparkle that is why I chose the sentiment I did (not sure where this sentiment is from). It is really late so I am heading off to bed - hope you have a fabulous monday and thanks for stopping by for a look.

Your stamping friend, Debbie

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hooked on Magnolias

Hello and Happy New Years! Well I think I can finally admit that I am totally hooked on Magnolias. I am not sure what it is about them but I just adore them and I love to create cards with them and this is my latest creation using one of my newer Tilda images. I decided to make a Valentines card as I know that I will need a few. This card uses paper from We R Memory Keepers 6 x 6 paper pad (love those 6 x 6 paper pads - perfect for cards). I also used my oval nestabilities, Martha Stewart heart punch (one of my favorite punches), fiskars border punch, sizzix love sentiment and some flowers - I have a huge drawer full of flowers I always buy them when I see them as I just love how other people use them on their cards so I am making an effort to use more of my flowers on my cards in the future - I am liking the look. I added some lace on the bottom and colored Tilda with my copic markers as well as paper piecing her dress. Thank you for stopping by for a look and hope you have a wonderful week.

Your stamping friend, Debbie