Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Design Team Sketch Challenge 41

Thanksgiving is over and I finally had time to work on my cards.  Today's card was really fun to do and meets the specifications of Our Craft Lounge Challenge 41.  I love this snow flake and dot paper that comes from DCWV’s Christmas combo pack.  They really seem to compliment each other.  Martha Stewart's laced scalloped punch was used for the trim and was done twice.  The green banner needed a little spark so the dotted red ribbon was used to add a little brightness. 

Just prior to Thanksgiving, my husband brought home eight live poinsettias to decorate our home  for the holidays so I decided to choose the poinsettia from Our Craft Lounge “Happy Holly Days” Collection.  Each poinsettia was stamped three times and cut out to make the layers.  Foam pop dots were used to elevate each layer of the flower and give it dimension.  

Copic markers that were  used included: R22, R24, R27, Y11, Y19,  G40, G 82 and G07.  The background of the white disc is shaded with BG0000

I hope you like the card.  Thanks for taking the time and stopping by.

Happy Creating

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Challenge #40

Our Craft Lounge came out with their Friday Challenge yesterday and it is time for me to jump on in to my second time of entering. So here goes!  This cute set of stamps is called “Golfer Gramps”.  If you have as many friends as we do that golf, you definitely need this stamp.

Graphic 45 paper from their Gentleman’s Collection was use for the background and paisley strip. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and the Cookie Cutter Dies scallops are from a soft blue card stock.


Copic marker used included: C01, C03, C05, C07, YG00, YG01, YG17, G21, G24, B21, B23, E000, E01, E31, E33,  and R24

Large and small silver brads were used for enhancements. 

Not a skilled photographer I really don’t feel the picture does the card justice. so  I figured I would add a second picture using the same markers but changing the paper.


Once again Graphic 45 paper from the Gentleman”s Collection was used and a soft green card stock helped to finish it off.  This time gold brads were used to  augment the card. 

To me the argyle and the houndstooth prints make this a true Golfer card.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Special Lady

I love this stamp because it reminds me of a work of art, a picture you might find in a cameo.  Her name is “Lovely Lydia’ by Peddler’s Pack.


Seeing this stamp the first time I knew she was a must have.  I wanted her skin to be pale so  there is not a great deal of shading.  The front of her blouse and jumper is a little long.  Next time I would shorten it.

The pink card stock seemed to blend with roses of her hat.  The card needed to be simple because Lydia is the focal point,

Copic Markers used included:
Blouse- Co, C01, Co3
Jumper. hat and hair - E30, E32, E33
Face - E000, E00, E01
Ribbon - G40, G21
Flowers RV 32, RV 34

Hope you like Lydia.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Love of Stanta

A friend reminded me yesterday of my love for Santas.  Our Christmas tree is decorated with Santas and one year when we would be gone for Christmas I decorated the tree down at the School District Office with my Santas.  Great memories!

This charming Santa is form Peddlers Pack and is simply called "Santa in Fir Frame".   The card is made up of simple layers of paper.  The back is Bo Bunny's "Wild Berry Splatter", next is Making Memories "Happy Holidays Mistletoe',  and finally a green card stock to frame his face .  Three little rhinestones and a sparkling ribbon finish him off.

Copics used:  R22, R24, R27, E00, E02, C01, and G29.  The berries on the fir frame were made with a red Spica pen and his glasses with gold.

He is definitely an old fashioned Santa but a cutey just the same.  Hope you like him.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Real Santa

Doesn’t this Santa remind you of some of the Santas you would see on old cards?  He comes from another company I love, Peddlers Pack which is housed in Oregon.   “The Real Santa,” is not difficult to color, but his look is dramatic. 

I used Copic’s C0 to color his beard and hair, E000, E00, E02 for his face, R22, 24, 27 for his hat, Spica’s Green for his glasses and Our Craft Lounge Sparkle Fluff for his hat band and pom pom.

Since Santa is really the focal part of the card I wanted to keep the card simple.  The Holly paper is from Graphic 45 and the double layer red and green mat is card stock.  The three little trees was cut from a border I found last Christmas when scrapping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating,

Ready to Go Santa

 Ever had one of those days where technology has gotten the best of you.  Well I did yesterday.  Well I was told by Hughes Net that my husband and I used the internet too much so they slowed us down and I could not even make a post or send an email.  Today I am going to make up for it and post two cards.  Best of all, Friday we are getting a new internet provider!

Every time I look at this stamp it brings back such wonderful childhood memories of my grandfather, a little English man,  dressing as Santa and yes, not being able to hold on to all the gifts he would bring to my sister and I.  Amazing memories! 

This Whipper Snapper Design is entitled:  “Ready to Go Santa”.  The card is a very simple design using  using Bo-Bunny Wild Berry Splatter for the red background, Happy Holiday Mistletoe for the second layer and plain green card stock for the framing.  

The embellishment, a simple reversible red and green ribbon holding two bells just seems to finish it off.

Copics used included:  E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R22, R24, R27, G21, G40, C2, C4, C6,  BG0000, BG01, Y15 and Y19.  Santa’s Beard and fur is finished off with Sparkle Fluff from Our Craft Lounge.

Hope you like this winsome Santa.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Santa and Friends

I guess I will admit it, I Love Stampavie Stamps!  Today's stamp is an endearing Penny Johnson stamp entitled “Gifts for You”.  

Digging through my older Christmas stash I found this cute paper from Basic Grey.  A Martha Stewart punch was used to make the scallops at the bottom and the snowflake ribbon just seemed to compliment the scene.  Cookie Cutter Nesting Labels were used to cut out the picture and frame. The red card stock just seemed to top it off.

Copics used included:  R22, R24, YG06, YG17, E41, E42, Y11. Y15, C01, E00, E02.  Spica's clear glitter pen was used on the snow flakes and Our Craft Lounge fluff finished off Santa’s beard and trim.  Finally, the background was airbrushed with BG0000. 

This is a card that any friend would enjoy receiving.

Happy Creating,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let It Snow

This is my first challenge ever!  As you can tell from my blog I finally got it up and running last Monday.  So here goes.   The design is from Our Craft Lounge Friday Challenge # 39.

The stamps are the penguins from
Our Craft Lounge Penguin Fun Collection .   The paper is from Bo Bunny’s Winter Joy and the card stock is from  Core Destinations.  I had fun coloring these cute little guys with the following Copics: C1, C2, Y11, Y15, BV000, BV02, BG01 and BG000.  Foam dots were used to pop the penguins up and snowflake brads made great added embellishments.

I am still a little nervous about this posting but it is ready.  I hope you enjoy the card.

Happy Creating,

Let’s Celebrate

This is a fun little card that I made especially for a friend my husband and I camp with each summer.  We have known him since he was two and now he is a Senior in High School. 


 Once again, it’s another adorable stamp from Stampavie. Tina Wenke is the designer and it entitled “The Mouse with Ice Cream.”  The double sided paper  used was in a birthday packet I found at my local Craft Store, The Tall Mouse.  The company name is not on the paper I am sorry to say. The card stock is from Die Cuts  With a View and the button embellishments are from Basic Grey.
The inside is finish and ready to be sent.

                                                           Here are copic markers I used.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


It won’t be long until little ones will be counting down the days for Santa’s arrival. Can’t you just picture Santa trying to quiet the dog on Christmas Eve as not to wake the children. 

This charming little stamp from Stampavie is by Penny Johnson.  The paper is from DCWV’s Combo Christmas Stack which had the two foil papers I chose for the backgrounds.

I must admit that I found this layout  at Our Craft Lounge’s Friday Challenge.  One day soon I will have enough courage to try my first challenge.

Copics used include:  R22, R24, R27, E00, E02, E31, E33, E41, E42, Y11, Y15,  YG06, YG17
Our Craft Lounge White Fluff was used for the fur and beard.

I think this cute little 4x4 could be used to present a fine bottle of wine to the host of a holiday dinner or party.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Merry Bear

As the holidays approach Christmas cards are where the interest lies.  This easel card is not in the traditional holiday colors but motivated by Bo Bunnies Winter’s Joy.  The stamp, Merry Bear, is from Stampavie’s Laurence Collection.  This cute little bear is colored with Copic  markers E31, E33, E35. I used YG6 and 17 for his bow and the holly, followed by V00, V01, BG00 and BG01 for the present.  A little glitz was added by using Martha Stewart’s crystal glitter and  Our Craft Lounge’s fluff for the snow.  Nestiblities classic scolloped rectangles were used to cute the purple card stock behind the bear. A soft bow and the Bo Bunny brad just finishes it off.

The inside has a complimentary paper with the computer generated saying.  The two brads are also from Bo Bunny and I cut the packages from one of the papers to add a little embellishment on the inside.  

Hope you like it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is my first post to my new blog! I am so excited but also scared since this is the first.  This adorable stamp from Stampavie is by Penny Johnson.  The papers I used are the red card stock from Die Cuts With a View and the Holly from Graphic 45.  I used Nestabilities labels Two to cut the image out and the red paper to help pop the image.  The accent of holly is from my local craft stop with three brads  to make the berries.  Green Christmas ribbon and the sentiment just finished it off. The Copics that were used are: R22, R24, R27, Y11, Y15, BG000 BG01, E40, E41, E31, E33

Happy Creating,