Late is always better than never right? I think so:) So here's my card for this week's mojo sketch. I wasn't really digging the three strips of paper/ribbon behind the main focal image so I didn't use it. That's allowed right? Man, I'm breaking all the rules. I got my first supply of new catalogue stuff and I am LOVING the perfect polka-dot embossing folder. It adds just the perfect amount of texture:)
Supplies: -basic grey, very vanilla, and baja breeze cardstock -elegant soiree DSP -basic grey satin ribbon -basic black ink -perfect polka-dot embossing folder -scallop trim border punch -pewter brads -modern label punch -"Embrace Life" and "Happy Moments" stamp sets
I discovered a new colour challenge blog (to me:) and when I first saw the colours this week they screamed boy birthday card! So I combined it with the Card Patterns sketch for birthday card for my stash:)
Supplies: -whisper white, night of navy, crumb cake, pumpkin pie, and not quite navy cardstock -Sweet Pea and Elegant Soiree DSP -twine -basic black and pumpkin pie ink -Little leaves sizzlit die -"Fox and Friends" stamp set
Another birthday card:) I intended for this one to be a masculine card....but I'm not so sure taken with teal is a masculine colour:) Ah well...I'll add it to the pile anyways:) I used this week's taylored expressions sketch challenge for this one.
Supplies: -basic black, whisper white, basic grey, and taken with teal cardstock -perfect polka-dot embossing folder -Sweet Pea DSP -taken with teal, basic black, and whisper white ink -teal brads -"Loads of Love"
I had made a card a few weeks ago using the watercolour/masking technique with the "embrace life" flower and really loved it (plus it was one of the first cards to sell at the farmer's market) so I decided to use the same technique again for this weeks' sweet sunday sketch challenge. This time I used elegant eggplant and perfect plum for the flowers.
Supplies: -basic grey, elegant eggplant and perfect plum cardstock -watercolour paper -staz-on, perfect plum and elegant eggplant ink -blender pen -basic grey satin ribbon -scallop border trim punch -white gel pen -grey SU! brads -"Kind and Caring Thoughts" and "Embrace Life" stamp sets
I've got a lot of birthday cards to make so I've been looking at sketch challenges to get some inspiration and ideas. When I first saw the celebrations DSP I knew I had to have it:) I thought those numbers were perfect! I used the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge to make this card using that DSP. It might be a little overwhelming in a large sheet like this one:) Maybe next time a smaller piece would be better:)
Supplies: -real red and whisper white cardstock -Celebrations DSP -real red ink -pear pizazz poly-stitched ribbon -"Happy Moments" stamp set
A friend of mine asked me to make a card for her anniversary with her husband....but there was a catch... It had to be camo:) What a fun challenge! I wasn't sure it was going to work out, but I'm happy with it. And now I know how to make it for when I need another one (there are a couple of hunters in the family:)
Supplies: -chocolate chip, very vanilla, always artichoke, old olive, soft suede, and early espresso cardstock -twine -chocolate chip ink -"Whimsical Words" stamp set
My friend asked me to make a card for her that she can give to a couple that is getting married in the fall and the current colour Q challenge was perfect for it! If these aren't fall colours, I don't know what are:) I also used the mojo monday sketch challenge to make this card. I stole the idea to use butterflies in the squares from LeAnne Pugliese:) Thanks Leanne for the inspiration:) I'm not impressed with the ribbon as it is, so I might have to change it a bit:)
Supplies: -chocolate chip, whisper white, and pumpkin pie cardstock -Welcome Neighbour, Sweet Pea, and real red DSP -pumpkin pie and real red ink -brown brads -chocolate chip satin ribbon, twine -basic grey button -"Kind and Caring Thoughts" and "Great Friend" stamp sets
After the Farmer's Market I realized that I needed to build up my birthday card supply, so I used the new Embellish colour challenge to make one. What a daunting colour challenge! Orange and Turquoise, yowza! Plus ric-rac! I'm not quite sure I made it work. I think I would have liked this card better if I had left out the ric-rac or used it in another way:) Ah well, maybe someone will like it:)
Supplies: -bermuda bay, whisper white and crumb cake cardstock -chocolate chip satin ribbon -chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, and bermuda bay ink -white ric-rac -corner rounder -stampin dimensionals
My baby card supply is pretty low so I used last week's mojo monday sketch to make one. It's not exactly like the sketch, but at least it was my starting point:)
Supplies: -crumb cake and whisper white cardstock -Sweet Pea and Welcome Neighbour DSP -not quite navy, soft suede, so saffron, old olive, and basic black ink -pretty in pink satin ribbon -"Fox and Friends"
In addition to the 3 cards that Molly bought from me at the farmer's market (see below) she also commissioned me to make her 3 more sympathy cards. Well, given that I hadn't made a new card in awhile, I was way behind in my sketch challenges and had a lot of inspiration to use:) Here are some that I made for her, hopefully they are what she had in mind:
I used Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #119 for this first card. This is a new challenge site for me, but I'm really liking their sketches so far:) As soon as I saw the three cut panels I knew I wanted to use the tulip from "Garden Whimsy". Supplies: -whisper white, rose red, and old olive cardstock -Sweet Pea and Welcome Neighbour DSP -old olive, pretty in pink, and rose red ink -pretty in pink satin ribbon -"Garden Whimsy" and "Kind and Caring Thoughts"
I used Card Patterns' sketch #72 for this next one. I love sketches like this one and now that I have my Cricut to cut out the squares they are even more fun:) Supplies: -soft suede and very vanilla cardstock -Sweet Pea and Welcome Neighbour DSP -twine -soft suede ink -fabric flower and brad from supply -"kind and Caring Thoughts"
I used another TESC for this next one! They are so great, you have to check them out:) Supplies: -chocolate chip and whisper white cardstock -Welcome Neighbour and Good Morning Sunshine DSP -scallop border punch -so saffron and chocolate chip ink -"Kind and Caring Thoughts"
Busy, busy, busy! There's been a lack of updates on the blog because I haven't made any new cards for awhile. My friend Amie, her mother-in-law Molly and I went to our first farmer's market on thursday. I went to get all of the cards that I had made and realized that over half of them weren't finished!! So all of the time spent in my craft room was used to do the insides of all of my cards:) New Rule: finish a card top to bottom (before you use the patterned paper you need on another card). Anyways, it was a fun farmer's market and we will definetly do it again. I didn't sell any cards to any strangers, but my co-workers were very supportive:) I did manage to cross an item off of my 10 Things To Do in 2010 list: sell a card at a farmer's market (Molly was very sweet and was my very first customer:) Here are some pictures:
Aren't these hypertufa pots super cool! Might have to buy one for myself at the next farmer's market:)
I was going through my stamp sets the other night and I realized that my "Very Thankful" stamp set had not seen any ink yet. For Shame! So I decided to play with the peacock stamp. My roll of chocolate chip satin ribbon is coming to an end. I new it was going to come sooner rather than later....luckily there is some espresso satin ribbon in the new catalogue to keep me happy:)
Supplies: -melon mambo, whisper white, and chocolate chip cardstock -razzleberry lemonade and good neighbor DSP -scallop trim border punch -chocolate chip and melon mambo ink -chocolate chip satin ribbon
Yes, It's the beginning of July which can mean only one thing.....Stampin Up!'s new catalogue has arrived! Jesse and I have been on holidays so I haven't had a ton of time to play in my craft room until today. And I thought what better way to showcase the new catalogue than to play with some retired products:) LOL, I didn't plan it, but looking at these cards now, I realize that's exactly what I've done:) Oh well, I have plenty of time to play with the new stuff:) I'm in love with the accessories, I can't wait to get my hands on that crochet trim! If you want to get your hands on one of the new catalogues just give me a shout, but you can always look at it online at stampinup.com. Anyways, on to the cards:
I used Clean and Simples sketch #96 for this first card. I used the masking technique to overlay the gorgeous flower image multiple times. Then I watercoloured the images with taken with teal and night of navy ink. I really love the main panel, but there's something not quite right about the rest of the card. If anyone can tell me what they'd do differently, I'd love to hear it:)
Supplies: -taken with teal, whisper white, night of navy cardstock -watercolour paper -taken with teal, night of navy, basic black ink -blender pen -pewter and white brads -white organza ribbon -scallop trim border punch -"Embrace Life" and "Garden Greetings" For the second card I used Card Patterns' sketch #70 and the following colour palette:
Wow, I sure struggled to fit all 5 of those colours into one card! I'm not sure I hit the mark, but it's kind of pretty. Not sure how I feel about that row of buttons...
Supplies: -night of navy, whisper white, bordering blue, crumb cake, and not quite navy cardstock -scallop border punch -night of navy grosgrain ribbon -white gel pen -white brad -blue bazzil buttons -twine -old olive, basic black, and night of navy ink -"Kind and Caring Thoughts" and "Embrace Life" stamp sets