Katies!My picture does not do the bracelet and earrings justice. They are so gorgeous IRL. Our talented Jamie designed the earrings and I adore them and they were quite easy to make. She taught me the pattern for the bracelet and it is one of the few things I have made that were not her original design, very beautiful though. This is the same pattern that I used for Katie's Bracelet only I used all squares and a different way of joining them; See here for
I used pearls, crystals and seed beads for this one and Katie's was made usings round crystals rather than pearls.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
My DT card for:
Lexi's Creations Challenge # 34 Flowers
Sponsor: Ewe 2 can Craft a great site for the things you need to embellish a card such as marvellous buttons, charms, including Christmas and Easter collections,etc.
Prize for this week is a fabulous selection of charms from EWE 2 CAN CRAFT)
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I am very happy to announce that I am now a design team member for Doodle Pantry (we are called the Doodle Pantry Creative Team) . Laurie Wilson has kindly asked me to participate from March thru August 2011. I am very excited as they are a great company with marvellous stamps, a very creative crew and some great challenges. I am honoured to join them.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I am one of those people who loves to shop so I find some commonality with the sentiment. I know I would rather shop than do house work, always have, always will=) This adorable creature is from Digi's With Attitude and is named Shopping Tween! Given the opportunity to shop when I was a tween (tween wasn't even a word back then) I would have been gone like a shot.
OK here are the challenges I entered:
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge #18 -Anything to do with Cleaning House
Stamp Something: Something Funky and I think my Shopping Tween card is bright and funky (hopefully anyway:)
Mojo Monday: Sketch
CharismaCardz: Spring has Sprung- use something related to spring - I have bright gable green and garden green and I have a young lady skipping the spring cleaning ritual-lol! Oh and a nice big flower in spring colours.
My Grafico Crafts: Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Plain and Simple- maximum 2 design papers, maximum 4 flowers
Stamp: limited time freebie from Digi's With Attitude! Stampin Up 'Crosshatch' used on the
large green background
Sentiment: googled - I added the 'however,SHOP is OK'
Paper: Stampin Up's Gable green and Garden green, whisper white
Ink: gable green, garden green
Flower from K&Company
Monday, February 14, 2011
Well this will be my last valentine card for 2011 (I think) as
it's to late to send it out and I have all the others taken care of. It will see the light of day again in 2012. I quite like it and it is my first round easel card. Love the images of the sock monkey(s) from Bugaboo (one image - duplicated and the size changed). Just too darn cute.
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Different Folds and this one is sure different for me.
Digital Tuesday Challenge : From the Heart- Valentine's theme
CES Challenge Blog: Cute and Cuddly - I think these little sock monkey Fit that bill:)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Hearts
Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog: Valentine's Day
Bee Crafty: Hearts
Scrapbook Sisters: Challenge 22 My Valentine
Stamp: Digital stamp from Bugaboo SMG Standing, Marble Texture cube from Stampendous
Markers: Prismacolors - light Tan, sand, apple green , blush pink
Ink: SU creamy carmel, gable green
Paper: Su creamy carmel and gable green
Technique: round easel card tutorial from Get Funky
Valentine facts: Valentine's Day is celebrated in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the Great Britain.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I spent Friday afternoon with Dawn and we ventured into the world of nursing; or at least making a card depicting that world. My husband spent a couple of days in the hospital last week having his gall bladder removed, so I am dedicating this card to him - it will give him a laugh. I will link to Dawn's card when she posts. (update: here is Dawn's card; it is quite wonderful) I'm not sure where the sketch idea came from; it was not a current challenge and I cannot find it , so cannot reference it.
The image is one of the digi's in the "Help for Katie" Fundraising package over at Jak Heath's blog. Give a gift donation to help Katie Renz and you get a package of digi's from various artists!Jak Heath crafting beautiful things: thank you card competition for those who have donated to the Help for Katie Benefit
Short o Mania - any card that is not 6x6 .Mine is 41/4 x 5 1/2.
Cute Card Thursday: Banish the Blues - humour, hopefully this gal will give you a giggle
Stamp Something: Feb. Digi Day Challenge - use a digital stamp
(digi stamp from Just Inklined - part of 'Help Katie' package)
Papertake Weekly: anything goes - with flowers (optional) I have a flower in place of a bow
Phindys Place: Embossing (dry or heat - I used dry embossing on my blue background)
Stamp: Just Inklined digital stamp
Paper: SU whisper white, brilliant blue, basic black
Punches: Martha Stewart: Christmas Branches, Marvy flower punches
Friday, February 4, 2011
Sweet Sketch Wednesday: challenge #87 sketch - I used the shamrocks for the ribbon and the balloon for the bow
SSDS challenge: get punchy
The Pixie Cottage: challenge #55sketch and or buttons!! I have shamrock buttons
Cute Card Thursday: challenge #150 banish the blues ,use humour - I think my little leprechaun with his balloon and his desire for a kiss should bring a smile
Dutch Dare Challenge: challenge #98 - buttons and I have those adorable shamrock buttons on my card
PaperPlayChallenges: stamp it out - use your stamps rubber or digital
The Corrosive Challenge: button it up
Some Odd Girl: scallops
Stamp: digital stamp from StitchyBearStamps Stitchy Bear Stamps artist Lexi Creation)
Sentiment: computer generated
Markers: Prismacolors (PM-166,PM-32,PM-167,PM-86,PM-137,PM-93)
Paper: misc. paper (in other words I have no idea lol) I did brayer two pieces of whisper white paper from SU to make the gable green coloured rectangular background pieces
Punches: Martha Stewart for the terrace type border; oval punch from Michaels for the sentiment
Embellishments: 'Dress it Up' shamrock buttons from Michaels,crystal effects on the balloon
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
It was minus 27 when I made this card last night and I thought the image was fitting. Actually my mood was not near so cheery as the card is. Will this winter never end!!! At one point I thought January would go on forever, but here it is Febuary so I guess I made it :).
The image is a freebie from Digi's With Attitude' and I was quite taken with her, love those boots! Wished I looked that good out in the cold, I mean her nose isn't even red..
Digi's with Attitude! Challenge Blog: Go Digi People - use a digi person as your image
Stamp Something Challenge - Winter
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #96 : Whateva
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog: : My Favourite Things - In my case it's nestabilites, snowflake punches and a new favourite border edge punches and prismacolor markers
PaperPlay Challenges: Layer it Up - I have six layers counting the punched embellishments:
Stamp; Digi's with Attitude 's "Winter Diva'
Paper: Stampin Up Marine Mist and Baja Breeze ; white cardstock from Staples
DP: Dollar Store
Markers: Prismacolors #PM48,PM109,PM103,PM108,PM100 and PM121
Embellishments: Spellbinders Shapeabilities and Create a Flake or Two, MS Snowflake Punch, brads and one dew drop.