Sunday, February 28, 2010

White Core Paper

I did a couple of new, for me, things with colored paper with a white core or in this case DCWV. I think they turned out neat. DCWV doesn't work that well as the card itself but it is fun in layering.  
For this first card I ran the paper through my big shot with a embossing plate and then sanded the embossed areas so you could see them better.

Amazingly enough I had ribbon that has bandanas on it also so that made a nice accent and then tied a ribbon around it. This little girl is from the simply because stamp set by the angel company - long since retired. She is colored with copics. 
There is crystal stickles in the middle of the flower in her hair and red stickles in the middle of the flower she is holding. Along the side are pez-a-bling from here

My next card uses a Magnolia stamp from here. I think it is from the yummy collection. I thought she was just too cute.

For the background on this one I used my boning tool and ruler and made lines every half inch at a 45 degree angle. Then I folded each line and sanded across the fold. I would have probably been much easier with a scor-pal or ek success's new scoring board but I don't have one so I improvised. The dp is from the lemonade collection by basic grey. The ribbon that Tilda is sitting on is from Target's see spot save section. The scalloped circles are cut out from nestabilites. Tilda is colored with copics. The dots and her bows have stickles on them. Tilda's lollipop has two layers of dimensional glue. The little pearls are from here.
Hope you enjoyed my cards for today.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Christmas Blog Hop

It's time for the monthly Magnolia Christmas Blog Hop. Hope you are enjoying this as much as we are making these cards with the oh so cute Magnolia stamps. If you are coming here from Norma's blog
    then you are on the right track, if you aren't and want to start at the beginning go here. I used Christmas Angel #3010 from Magnolia-licious. For some reason I used pink again this month. I usually like the traditional red and green. 


I tried using Suzanne Dean's method of using copics like distress ink. I don't think I succeeded very well but I like her just the same. The stars all have gold stickles and the head band and dots have crystal stickles as do the little dots on the dp which is from basic grey.  The wings were colored with copics and then have angel wings shimmerz applied. The gold background was made using  Pendants Fleur De Lis by Spellbinders and then cut in half.  The sewing around the image is done with pink rayon thread. I am an accomplished seamstress but all I use my machine for any more is to sew on paper LOL. At her feet is crystal stickles with polar white flower soft. The little star brads in the corners are from making memories. She is popped up with foam tape. Tied a ribbon around the background and she is done.
Copics used
E00, E02, E11, E31, E57, R00 R20, R85, RV23, Y00, Y06, Y17, Y38, YR20, BG10, BG34, Goo, W1, W3, W5, W7
Your next stop on the tour is Ruby's.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

House Mouse

My kids have always like the House Mouse stamps, but I never got any until recently I bid on some on e-bay. I just had to have this one to send to those who play the piano at my church.  I think it is such a hoot.


This is colored with prisma color pencils. There is diamond glaze over the black keys. The dp is from the Oh Baby Boy collection by basic grey.  Tied a ribbon around it and the outside was done.  I actually did the inside for a change too.  


I got little Monica at the same time.  At first I thought she was yawning which she could be but I decided she was definitely singing. And singing Happy Birthday because it is a birthday card. The little notes are by Stampendous and stamped in Night Sky Versa Magic Chalk Ink.  You even get to see some of my printing/writing with to you and dear dave.

Hope you enjoy. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rainy Day Tilda

Well like this Tilda I have been dealing with lots of water. Only my water has been pouring into my family room from the ice jam in my gutters. Fortunately, it seems to have stopped but not before it ruined the insulation, carpeting and flooring. Thank heavens for insurance.  Anyway back to Tilda.  She is done for a couple of challenges. One was to do a bright colored Tilda for the yahoo group home page. The other was to do a pop-up card at Hope you enjoy my versions.


Tilda was colored with copics except for the nails which was done in metallic silver prisma color pencil.  The background is a Magnolia summer background. Tilda was popped out using foam tape.  There are crystal stickles on the lace of the umbrella and the raindrops.  The orange/red dp is from basic grey.

Here is Tilda in the sunshine after the rain dried up.  Tilda's flowers are done with sweet pea flower soft and then autumn flower soft. Tilda's wings and shoes were painted with Angel Wings Shimmerz. The sun is an old, old stamp from Art Gone Wild, I think.  Here is another view of the pop-up.

You can see I even popped up the sun. 
I would love to hear your comments on my card. I really enjoyed making it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

Today's card is only 4 x 4". You could still use a A2 envelope to mail it and not have to use extra postage for a square envelope. All the stamps used are from Christmas Seasons by the angel company. It is one of my favorite Christmas sets. Unfortunately it is retired.  The image is colored with prisma color pencils.  Over top is vellum with Merry Christmas stamped on it.  The green card is stamped with staz-on Forest Green with stickles applied to the swirls.  A white pen was used to make dots all around the red scallops. The dp scalloped circle is from bo bunny. The poinsettia is from Hero Arts and the pine branches are from a punch by McGill.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Edwin sledding

 What a fun card it is to make too. I used the directions from here. It is called a wiper card. Not quite sure except maybe that it wipes up when it is opened.  Here is a picture of the card closed.


I used Edwin sledding. He is colored with copics. The cuffs and hat have white fun flock on them. The fence is cut out of the Magnolia background stamp from the summer collection. Couldn't have ladybugs or grass in a winter scene. lol The trees are from Santa Rosa and stamped with staz-on green. The trees and the fence have white applique with polar flower soft over the white applique for  snow. Edwin and the fence are popped up with foam tape. The background paper is from basic grey. The little snowflake rhinestones are from JoAnn's dollar section. Around the edge of the dp are dots and dashes with a white pen. They don't show up too well.

Here is the card opened:

The snowflake on the pop-up is from the angel company. 

I was doing this wiper card for a challenge. When I went back and read all the directions it was supposed to be for spring. I guess with over 30 inches of snow on the ground I can't think of spring just yet. I'll have to try another one with a spring design. One word of caution when making this card - make sure everything lines up just as perfectly as you can make it so it lays flat. I don't have a score pal which would make it easier, I'm sure.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bella Angel

I hadn't used my one lonely Bella stamp in ages and decided to pull her out tonight to make a Valentine's Day card. I'm not sure it is really a Valentine's card but I liked the way it turned out anyway.


She is colored with copics. The wings have crystal stickles and the halo gold stickles. I added a Swarski crystal to the halo. Because I managed not to get a good punch on the one corner I decided to put a bow there to cover it up.  Remember there are not any mistakes with stamping only creativity waiting to happen. The dp is basic grey. 
Would love to hear your comments. They make my day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Holiday Wednesday

Here it is Wednesday and time for my Wednesday Christmas card. This card worked up really quickly. That may because I used a sketch - of course I almost never use a sketch exactly.  What fun would that be. It is much more fun to create something original rather than an exact copy of something else. But the sketches do help sometimes.


For this card I used the retired set Christmas Seasons from the angel company.  It is really one of my favorite Christmas sets. I colored the poinsettia with prisma color pencils if for no other reason because I knew I didn't have the right color copics. There are crystal stickles on the swirls and gold stickles on the outside dots. The center of the poinsettia is done with clear mini beads. The scalloped circles are done with nestabilities.  At this rate I may actually get all my Christmas cards done long before Christmas. What a wonder that would be.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Isac with skateboard

I needed a birthday card for a little boy in by Sunday School class. I don't have too many little boy stamps but Isac with skateboard from Susana's Store seemed to fit the bill for this active child.


Isac is colored with copics. The skateboard was done with copics first and then pearl ex for some shimmer. I thought a fancy skateboard needed some sparkle.  The diagonal dp is from the angel company and the other is from basic grey. Happy Birthday was attached with a fastenator. The little squares are pez-a-bling from Pez-a-Doodle.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Warm Hello x 2

It's still winter even though Christmas is long over. As a matter of fact we are supposed to get a major snowstorm tomorrow through Saturday. Here's hoping. I would love to curl up and watch a movie or read a book with no place to go for a change.  So for today I created two snowmen cards.


I stamped this guy twice.It is a from a stamp set called a warm hello from the angel company. Colored the bottom layer with prisma color pencils and then cut out just the snowman and popped him up with foam tape. There red stickles on the hat and hearts and crystal stickles on the snowflakes. The big snowflake is a brad and it has crystal stickles on it also. In the corner is a little red heart brad. The shapes are a label nestabilities.  The swirl is one I found floating on my table and it just seemed to fit. It is a sizzix die. The little silver heart tied to the red organza ribbon is from see spot save at Target.  I told my boss at Target that Target should pay me for advertising for them. lol The dp is from basic grey.


This snowman is from the same stamp set as above and colored with prisma color pencils.I can say almost the same thing as above - dp from basic grey, stickles, ribbon from Target, nestabilites. This one has string of pearls baubles on the side. a warm hello is stamped twice - once in light brown and then again in a darker brown.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mice Thoughts

It's Holiday Wednesday! 
I thought this card turned out cute except I couldn't seem to cut straight. And I stamped the image on the back of a piece of dp instead of white cardstock. I was trying to follow a sketch but it didn't turn out too much like the sketch.
It really wasn't my night. 
Anyway here is the card.


The image is a retired one from the angel company called mice thoughts. I have never used it much in part because of coloring the quilt.  I colored this with prisma color pencils. I don't know if you can see but there is a little notch where the button is that I made with basic grey's notch and die tool.  Something else I haven't used too much. The punch at the tom is from fiskars.  The poinsettia is from hero arts.  And guess what - no glitter. I may go back and put some on the ribbon now that I think of it.  lol

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tilda with lilacs

I have now inked up all my Tildas. I may just have to go buy new so I can keep doing new ones. LOL. Of course there are so many different things you can do with Tildas that new may not be necessary but oh so much fun.

This is a side step card. I got the template from Sandy Hulsart here. What a fun card it is to make with all the mountain and valley folds. Tilda was colored with copics.
for the face: E57, E00, E02, E21
for the flowers: V15, V17, V21
wings and bottom of shoes: BG10, YR 31
for jeans: B95, B97, B91
for top, patches, shoes and bow: R22, R27, R24, R29
for leaves: YG03, YG 06, G14
The dp is boxer from basic grey. Red stickles are on the patches and bow. Crystal stickles are on the lilacs and wings and gold on the flower centers. I don't remember where I got the lilac heart rhinestones from. The mind is a sad thing to loose.  lol. The heart and be mine stamps on the stair steps are from the stamp set forever from the angel company.  
Here are a couple of other views of the card. 
One from above:

And one from the side: