Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fairy Cake

Good morning my friends! It's been a long time since I made a card with a sticky notes holder. Here it is. And special thing about it is that it doesn't have anything digital. Miracle like this happens sometimes :) Then I usually make a card, I measure the size of a card, then select suitable die and then re-size the digi image as I need. Now I had to reverse this process. Probably most of you do this but it was unusual for me. Unusual but fun :) I'm really sorry for bad photos.

Background paper are stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP to white paper. After that I inked it with yellow ink. I really love this lacy stamp set.
several moths ago I was lucky to won this sweet Sugar Nellie stamp. She is adorable. I colored her with promarkers and flexmarkers and added some stickles to her and bug wings. I also added Glossy Accents to the hearts around her and some liquid pearls on her cake.

Pearls on front of the card are clued on acetate strips and on the end of them are beads. I made yellow roses with Cheery Lynn die cuts, they are also colored with Promarker (Buttercup). Under the sticky notes I put a paper doily.

Materials used:
Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Fairy Cakes; Viva Decor - Vintage Lace

Coloring: Pomarkers; Flexmarkers
Inks: Memento - Dandelion; Versamark
Papers:  White and green papers from my stash
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish Right; Medium Rose; Spellbinder - Label One sm, Decorative Labels One

Embellishments: Kort and Godt Paper Petite Rose with stems - Light Blue; Stampendious embossing powder - detail white: ribbon, pearl string, pearls, acetate from my stash; MeiFlower - Stick On Pearls White; Ranger Sticles - Diamond; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White; Paper Doily (part of the candy from Brenda)

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Stamping sensation - May Challenge - Texture and embossing
OneCrazyStamper.Com - Flowers
Sugarbowl Blog - Challenge 103 - Anything goes
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Girls, girls, girls

Delightful Sketches - Celebrate the friendship
CuteCardThursday - Challenge 270 - Tie it up
Moving Along With the Times - Embossing
SweetStampin Challenge Blog - Doilies and dies
Sketch Saturday - week 260 - Sketch

MilkCoffeeChallenge - Load on the flowers
CraftyRibbons Challenge - Challenge 46 - Anything goes with ribbon
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Winged things
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 50 - For girls

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dandy Wishes

Hello my darling friends. Mondays coming so fast. This week at the Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover challenge is super easy theme: Anything Goes. So you don't have any excuse not to participate :) Well, almost any excuse. You have to use a digi image on your project.
I really love cards with embossed shadow stamped images. This technique is only reason why I love rubber stamps. But it is possible to make it with digi stamps too. I used Dandy Wishes digi set. First I changed black image to light green. Then I made another copy on top of it, colored it white and sifted a bit down and left. All it needs then was "inking" of the background to make the white image show better. For that I made a new layer below the digis and colored the background with soft brush. I think you need some kind of photo editing program for this technique. I used PhotoShop. After printing it looks like faux white embossed image. The green was a bit too light so I took a step forward. I colored the white image with Versamark pen and covered it with clear embossing powder. After heat setting it I took light green ink and added some more color to the background. Sadly the embossing is not seen on the photo but it looks reaslly cool.

Sentiment: Congratulations
The blue button was dark gray at first. I wanted to cover it with light blue embossing powder but the button melted while I was heating it. Although the EP looked really good on it :) Luckily I had one more button. I tried to color it with Promarker but it wasn't successful, button was to dark and the grey showed through too much under the blue. Then I took acrylic paint. Success! This color matches perfectly with card base. It's not waterproof color but hopefully no one don't stick my card under the water.
I should have use different pattern papers. It has too much green on it. But I had so much fun to make this card :)

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Dandy Wishes

Coloring: Flexmarkers (Chartouse on big gems); Jenny Bowlin paint dabber - Soap Powder (on the button); Light green Stabilo pen (stitchings)
Inks: Memento - Pear Tart
Papers: Cupcake cards & Crafts - Shabby Beautiful; White and blue papers from my stash
Dies: Memorybox - Pastry Labels
Self Adhesive Rhinestones; Twine and button from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
BearlyMine Challenges - Anything goes
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - Challenge 80 - Anything goes with sentiment 28.5
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 20  - Here comes summer
Moving Along With the Times - Embossing
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 168 - Button it up
Allsorts Challenge - Week 208 - Happy Birthday
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 44 - Sketch

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles

Monday, May 20, 2013

Travel to your dreams

Hello my sweet friends! This week at the Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover challenge is all about the Friendship.

Every friend needs some encouragement time to time. I really loved this sentiment from PMS and I thought that Lisa the traveling fairy is perfect with it.

I made a super simple card for this week. Images are colored with Pro- and Flexmarkers and I also added some Gelly Roll Clear Star to luggage. I used Postage Stamps die template for my card base.

Inside of the card
Now it's your turn to show how you interpret this week theme. Don't forget to use a digi image on your project. Head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see the rules and prize. You also get lots of inspiration by my super talented team members

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Lisa the traveling fairy, Lisa's Luggage and sentiment

Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers; Gelly Roll - Clear Star

Inks: TH distress ink - Broken China
White and blue papers from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders -Postage Stamps

Embellishments: Divine Twine Eco-Luxe  - Bakers Twine Aqua

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 168 - Simply does it
Moving Along With the Times - Color challenge
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Girls, girls, girls
Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spring birthday

Hello my sweet friends. I made three cards today. Well, they all was almost done but it still feels good to finish three cards in a day :) Here is one of them.
My friend asked to make a A5 card with a pocket for money. I really like this card and I wanted to make something similar. I just had to figure out where the pocket will go.

Sentiment: "Life is nothing without friends"
I had so much fun making it. I used lots of different die cuts and some punches. Earlier this week I got a package and all the goodies was packed inside of the dark pink crepe paper. I made some flowers out of this for my card. In center of them are light green pearls (even though they look gold on the photo). Soft lilac flowers are made with same die cuts. I used lacy border punch to make holes in petals edges. In center of them is two layers of white flower soft. First layer was colored with Soft Mauve Flexmarker and second layer was kept white. 
It's third time in today then thunder storm is going over my house. I unplugged all the electronic devises and also Internet. I'm glad I have laptop so I can write this post. It is a bit scary to sit under the window and watch the lightning. I hope it will pass soon. 

View with a pocket
Back to my card... I made a pocket inside of the Z flap. It was perfect place for that. I wouldn't like to leave it undecorated anyway :) To find a place for a pocket was easy. My main problem was there people will sign the card. It's going to have many signatures. This I thought that I will decorate the back side of the card too and people can put their names in there. But luckily before falling a sleep at night I came up with better idea. The poem inside of the card is attached with a brad so it can be moved and under that is a place for signatures. 

Materials used:
Papers: 12"x12" paper pack bought from Tiimari; White and cream papers from my stash; pink crepe paper - recycled
Inks: TH Distress Inks - Tea Dye (edges of pattern paper), Milled Lavender (on die cuts and punches), Pine Needle (rose leaves); Memento - Pear Dart (rose leaves)
Coloring: Meadow Green Promarker (Flourishes), Soft Mauve Flexmarker (flower centers)
Punches: MS - 3in1 butterflies, Doily lace edge punch; Heyda flower border
Dies: Spellbinder - Floral Ovals, Rose Creations, Foliage, Radiant Rectangles, Fantastic Flourish Two; Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish Right
Embellishments: Viva Decor pearl pen - Ice White; Dovecrafts brads - Perry; Melissa Frances - Pearls

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Love To Create Challenge - Challenge 65 - Flowers 
LEJ Designsc Challenge Blog - Challenge 53 - Borders and/or corners
Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge 86 - Lucky dip (die cuts, flowers, pearls) 
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Challenge 171 - Your favorite embellishments (pearls, flowers)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Flower power 
Delightful Sketches - Bingo  (pattern paper, die cut, flowers)
Chocolate, Coffee, Cards - Challenge 39 - Use a number
PolkaDoodle - Week 20 - Spring colors/ pastels 

It has been quiet outside. I think storm is over for now. I'm going to switch Internet back on so I can upload my post. See you on Monday.
Thank you for looking!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs & smiles

Monday, May 13, 2013

Great Outdoors

Hello my sweet friends. It's new week and it's time for a new Digi Makeover Challenge at the Paper Makeup Stamps blog. This week it all about Great Outdoors. Show us anything you can do outside.

No think outside of a box with this card. It is obvious that in spring lots of people are in their gardens and plant the seeds. So I just had to use Sprout image. She is so pretty.
Sentiment: You are so special
My lovely flower dies don't get a lot of attention from me. So I used some of them from my stash of dies. All flowers and leaves are colored with markers. In flower centers I used white FlowerSoft. After it was clued in place I colored it yellow. 
I'm true Rat. I collect lots of stuff but never use any. The designer papers have been on my stash for a while.

So far I've used distress inks and masking to color the sky but  this time I decided to try something new. It is first time I colored the sky with markers. It was much easier then I thought it would be. It went really quick. I used three Flexmarkers for that: Glassier Blue, Cool Aqua and Blue Grey 1 (or maybe it was BG 2).

Now it's your turn to share a project with your favorite color and don't forget to use a digi image on it. Head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see the rules and prize. You also get lots of inspiration by my super talented team members.

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Sprout

Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers
CraftworksCard card base; First Edition Paper - Dreamcatcher; White papers from my stash
Dies: Spellbinders -
Standard Circles Larges, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Rose Creations, Foliage; Poppystamps - Grassland border; Memory Box - Pastry Labels
Embellishments: Clear crystal stickers (colored with Flexmarker); White FlowerSoft (colored with Promarker); Ranger stickles - Crystal; Ranger - Glossy Accents

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge 85 - Sketch
Delightful Sketches - Stash it
The Sisterhood of Crafters - April showers bring May flowers (2nd)
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 154 - For special woman
Di's Digidesigns Challenge - Show us your bling - Flowers (3rd)

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mother's Day

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all mother. Here is my card to my darling mom. I made her an center step card with adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil. I won it long time ago and waited a perfect chance to use it. 

Sentiment: "To world best Mom"
 Image is colored with Promarkers and Flexmarkers. Sentiments are made by me. I also made a red rose myself. Putting together a rose is difficult for me. I've always started with center and added layers to bottom. It took me so long time because pieces didn't stay in my hands. But now I saw amazing video tutorial in Joanna Sheen blog and making a rose has never been easier. I used Cheery Lynn rose die instead but technique was same. I still can't believe how easy it was :)

Picture below shows the inside of the card. My cat decided that he wants to sign the card too.  Luckily his paws wasn't muddy this time. He has ruined few cards in past like this. But this has given me a chance to be more creative to find out ways how to cover it :) Even though on this card it would be even nice to have cat paw print on it.

Materials used:
Mo's Digital Pencil - Bunches
Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Pergamano white gel pen

Papers: Super Scrap - Freebies backgrounds 23;
White and burgundy papers from my stash.
Cheery Linn Designs - Medium Rose; Spellbinders Nestabilites - Standard Circles Larges and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Punches: Martha Stuart - 3 in 1 Classic Butterflies; Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Lace Heart; Heyda - small leafs;
Kort and Godt 15mm Paper Rose with stems - White; Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White and Red; Ranger Stickles - Crystal; 

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Love to Create Challenge - Challenge 64 - For mom or special lady 
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge 52 - Summer's coming 
Flutterby Wednesdays - Challenge 239 - Open challenge
SimonSays Stamps Challenge - Things with wings 
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Challenge 38 - Mother's Day  
 CardMania Challenges - Challenge 20 - Flower power 
The Sisterhood of Crafters - April showers bring May flowers
Anything Challenge - Challenge 92 - Shaped but not square 
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Challenge 67 - Mother's Day 
CardMakinMamas - Challenge 69 - Punches 
OneCrazyStamper.Com - Flowers

Have a fantastic weekend!
Hugs & smiles

Monday, May 6, 2013

Let's go to swing!

Hello my friends. Spring is here and it is in my heart. Grass is growing and land is turning green. And trees has very tiny leaves on them. I love the sunshine and warm weather. But now: it is time for a new challenge over the Paper Makeup Stamps. This week we want to see your favorite color.
My favorite color is blue. I planned a lots of blue on my card but somehow it disappeared in all the green and brown. I know my card looks similar to my last week card but right now I truly enjoy creating spring scenes.

I used Greg Fairy on a swing on my card. This image looks like it's meant to use on a tent card. I love the idea that Greg is actually swinging on my card :)  Both blue background papers are made by me. On the cloud paper I also used tree and hills from PolkaDoodle Picknix CD. The tree on front of the card is also from same CD. The rope on the tree is drawn with black marker and colored with white gel pen.

Now it's your turn to share a project with your favorite color and don't forget to use a digi image on it. Head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see the rules and prize. You also get lots  of inspiration by my super talented team members.

Materials used:
Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps - Greg Fairy on a swing; Studio 12 - Picknix 1 CD

Coloring: Promarkers, Flexmarkers; Pergamano - White gel pen
Inks: TH Distress ink - Vintage Photo
Papers: Brown
and green papers from my stash; Pattern papers made by me
Dies: Spellbinders - Label 4 sm; Poppystamps - Grassland border
Punches: Heyda - tiny leaves

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Inky Impressions Challenges - Challenge 107 - Spots and/or stripes
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Happy mail
Moving Along With the Times - One for the guys
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 17 - Shaped card (Although I'm not sure does my card fits in the challenge. It is shaped on a side, not in the front)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge 34 - Something for the boys
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Create a scene
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 100 - Moving parts (image is swinging)

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

No stamping

Evening my friends! I really love to color stamped images but this time I decided to make something different. Here's a card with no stamping and absolutely nothing digital. I didn't even add a sentiment to it because I didn't want to use a computer. I surprised myself because I usually enjoy using computer for card making. 

My new Spellbinder dies arrived few days ago. They are gorgeous and I wanted to use them asap. This card is the reason why I ordered Radiant Rectangles dies at first place. I wanted to make similar card so here it is. I had to use my favorite color - blue. I like blue with everything but specially with brown :) 

I wanted to make some clear arcs with pearls on it but I couldn't find any fishing line for it so I cut narrow strips from acetate and  it was perfect. I just added few drops of clue to keep pearls moving around on the acetate strip. I love how it turned out.

Materials used:
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Radiant Rectangles, Foliage, Rose Creations
Inks: TH Distress Inks - Broken China, Tea Dye
Papers: Blue and white papers from my stash
Embellishments: Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Ice White; White pearls and acetate from my stash

I'd like to participate on following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 164 - Flowers and lace
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Free for all  

PolkaDoodle - Week 17 - Birthday with bling
Celebrate the Occasion - Challenge 110 - Anything goes
BearlyMine Challenges - Anything goes
Your Next Stamp - Photo inspiration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - April Challenge - Favorite color combo (Blue and brown)
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lace and pearls - Flowers 

Thank you for looking!
Hugs & smiles,
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