Thursday, March 3, 2016

House of Cards March Challenge

I love making clean and simple cards that don't take up a lot of time to make.   However; I also love classy and elegant cards.  When I saw the challenge at House of Cards; I knew I could make a classy, elegant and clean and simple card.  The March challenge was to make a card with the code word Silhouette.  I received a beautiful Tattered Lace Rose Die and also have a 6 x 6 paper pad by Joycrafts with gorgeous rose inspired papers.  Here is my card for this challenge:


I cut the rose die twice and layered the flower portion onto the green portion.  The card base is ivory and I added a layer of soft green and SU's Cherry Cobbler before adhering the design paper.  The hardest part about making this card was to adhere the flower portion but SU came to the rescue with their fine tip glue pen.  I also added a little bit of bling with Your Next Stamp's gumdrops in Candy Apple Red which added just the right finishing touch to this card.  I am very please with how this card turned out.

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Anna aka Oma

AHSC #149

I love the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Challenge this week, so decided to play along.  Without further ado, here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


I remembered that I had a sizzix present die so decided to add them to the inside of the card.  Here is the inside:


I have had the sizzix die for a long time and don't know why I don't use it more often.  It cuts and embosses at the same time so is very easy to use.  The design paper is SU's It's my Party which can be found in the Occasions Catalogue which ends on May 31st.  The co-ordinating stamp set is Party Wishes also from the same catalogue.  The card base is white with a layer of Crushed Curry, and I layered the design paper on black to make it stand out.  The small banners are Melon Mambo and I stamped the sentiment onto a Mint Macaroon banner with Stazon black ink.  All the banner dies   are by Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment inside the card was stamped with Melon Mambo and I cut the present dies using Melon Mambo and Mint Macaroon.  I could not get a very good picture of the inside of the card so the presents aren't quite as bright as they appear to be in the photo.  I really like this stamp set and paper pad.  I also got the mini punches which consists of a balloon, cupcake and candles.  I am very happy with this card and love the design paper pad, stamp set and punches and am looking forward to making a lot of birthday cards with this set.
  
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AHSC #146


I am a past design team member of Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and Michelle who runs it asked all the past design team members if they would like to be a guest designer.  I immediately jumped at the chance and chose this week's sketch to make a card.  After about 2 weeks with no snow and mild temperatures, winter has decided to visit us again in Milton ON.  We woke up this morning to 1 1/2 inches of the heavy white stuff but with mild temperatures.  I think hubby was secretly happy to see the snow as it gave him an excuse to get out of the house to shovel.  We have a very short driveway and a very small portion of sidewalk to clear so it did not take him very long.  I hate winter but do have to admit that the snow looked very pretty this morning.  My favourite season is spring and with that in mind, I made my card.  

Here is the sketch: 

Here is how I interpreted the sketch:


White cardstock base, the green & yellow cardstock is by Stamps of Life as well as the sentiment die with its matching shadow die.  The ribbon is also from Stamps of Life and is actually a light shade of yellow but appears to be white in the photo.  The flat back pearls are by Forever in Time.  The design paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad - Sunkissed by Doodlebug Designs.  

I am happy with how this card turned out and it will probably be mailed out to one of my friends just to let her know I am thinking of her.  

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #144

It has been a long time since I played along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I am a past design team member and I thoroughly enjoyed designing cards using their sketches.  Some of the sketches had me thinking outside the box and challenged my creativity.  This weeks' sketch was a bit challenging at first until I started looking at my heart dies, punches, embellishments, papers and embossing folders.  With Valentines Day coming up soon; I decided to make a Valentine card.  This card will probably be given to my husband of 43 1/2 years (Wow, has it really been that long?).  Once I decided which papers etc. to use, the card came together fairly quickly.

Here is the sketch:


Here is my interpretation of the sketch:



White card stock base, SU's Cherry Cobbler was used for the love sentiment from The Stamps of Life; heart banner die which is by Memory Box  and the scalloped heart punch which is from Fiskars.  I also added a small maroon colour button as well as a white heart and 2 tiny clear rhinestones.  All in all, I am very pleased at how this card turned out and at how quickly I was able to put it all together.  

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge

It has been a very long time since I posted on this blog!  A lot has happened but I will save that for another post soon.

When I saw the Merry Monday Challenge to make a card featuring White on White, I wanted to play along.

Without further ado; here is my card:


The die cut is by Poppy Stamps - Snowflake ribbon die.  The die was cut using my cuttlebug and some adhesive backed glitter paper.  I also added some white snowflakes from my stash and added some tiny rhinestone bling to them as well.  I couldn't resist adding the star.  The sentiment is from my stash and was  stamped with olive green ink onto a scallop circle.  As I didn't get the sentiment lined up properly, I added some tiny rhinestone bling underneath to balance it out.  The bling I used is from Couture Creations which I bought at my favourite store - One Crazy Stamper in Bolton ON.

I really like this card and am very happy with how it turned out.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #192

It's been awhile since I played along with Freshly Made Sketches.  When I saw the sketch for this week; I had several ideas for it.

Here is the sketch:

Here is the card I made using the sketch as inspiration:


The design paper, card stock and image are from the Frames and Sentiments Card making kit from Gina K designs.  I love this kit and have made several cards with it.  The sentiment from Taylored Expressions was heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I love how this card turned out and can see myself making more cards with this sketch.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

AHSC #108

I had just received some new papers & sentiments from my Stamps of Life kit as well as 3 new edge punches from Tattered Lace and decided to incorporate them for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #108.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:


I really like the light green and royal blue combination and was happy that the Tattered Lace die matches the flowers on the design paper from the Stamps of Life.  
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #104

It's been a while since I played along with an Atlantic Hearts Challenge.  When I saw this week's challenge; I couldn't wait to play along!  I love 3 time stamping!

Here is the sketch:


And here is my card:


The card base and card stock layers are all Cherry Cobbler from SU.  I love this colour but sadly SU has retired it.  I am hoping to get some more soon.  The stamped image is a background stamp - also from SU called Something Lacy.  The sentiment is a word die from Little B called Handwritten and there are 18 word dies in the set for different occasions.  I popped up the design on foam dots on the card base.  I had initially used Cherry Cobbler for the sentiment die but it was just a bit too much Cherry Cobbler so I re-cut it using white card stock.  I am very pleased at how this card turned out.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AHSC #90

I love this week's sketch on Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge so decided to play along.

Here is the sketch:

And here is the card I created using the sketch:


The design paper is from Recollections 6 x 6  paper pad - Love which I've had in my stash for at least 2 years.  I also used Cherry Cobbler card stock from SU to die cut the keys and hearts which are from the December Stamps of Life card making kit.  The sentiment is also from the kit and was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink by SU.  I really like this card and love the Cherry Cobbler colour.  This card will be going to a child at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #282

The Tuesday Morning Sketches #282 is one that appeals to me so I decided to play along.  It is a very easy sketch and would be great for making quite a few cards in relatively little time.  

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created using the sketch as inspiration:



The design paper, card stock, ribbon & sentiment are from the Dec. Stamps of Life card making kit.  The candy dots embellishments are from my stash.  The die cut is by Stampin' Up.  I made this card for Smiles4SickKids and I hope that the child at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto who receives this card will like it as much as I do.

I will probably make more cards using this sketch and changing up the die cut.  I have hearts, stars, circles, and square dies that I can use.  I also have a ton of ribbon in my stash!
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Can You Case it Challenge #51

While surfing pinterest one day, I came across a card I really liked and realized it was made for a challenge.  Namely, Can You Case it Challenge.  Every week they have a different challenge with the 1st week being a sketch challenge, 2nd week they have a color challenge, 3rd week a Clean and Quick challenge etc.

This week was a sketch challenge and my regular readers will know I love sketch challenges.  Here is the sketch:


Here is the valentine card I made for a child at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto ON Canada using the sketch as inspiration:


Design paper & ribbon is from the Dec. Stamps of Life card making kit.  Heart shaped brads are from my stash.  The image which I got at Michaels quite a long time ago is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink by SU and is layered onto red glitter paper.  

I hope that the child at Sick Kids who receives this card will like it as much as I do.  

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AHSC #89

I am taking advantage of the fact that Mr. Mojo is still sticking around.  I love this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge so decided to play along.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the card I created:


There is absolutely no stamping at all on this card.  It is 4 x 4.  The card stock is by Bazill; ribbons from my stash and the design paper is from a 6 x 6 Doodlebug Paper Pad - Love Bugs.  I love the paper in this pad.  The sentiment is also part of this paper pad and I fussy cut it out.  This was a fun card to put together and I hope the child at Sick Kids will like it as much as I do.
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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #167

Yesterday I made 5 valentine cards for Smiles4SickKids.  When I saw this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches; I knew I wanted to make a card using the sketch as inspiration.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the Valentine's Day Card I made using this sketch as inspiration:


White card stock base, red card stock is from Bazill and the design paper as well as the sentiment which was stamped using SU's Cherry Cobbler are from The Stamps of Life December Kit.  The heart is by Martha Stewart and the pearl (which hides the glue dot I used to adhere the heart) is by Forever in Time.

I hope that the child at Sick Childrens Hospital in Toronto ON Canada will be just as pleased with this card as I am.
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Friday, January 2, 2015

AHSC #88

I know what you're thinking!  It's about time that Oma posted again!  My only excuse is that Mr. Mojo went walkies but I'm happy to say that he returned!

When I saw the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge; I wanted to play along.  I made not 1 but 2 cards for the sketch.  Here is the sketch:

Here are the cards I created using the sketch as inspiration:



I used a window card base that I had in my stash.  The heart which is from Stamps of Life was cut using my cuttlebug.  The sentiment is also from the Stamps of Life and was also cut using my cuttlebug.  The swirled pearls have been in my stash for a very long time and I was happy to pull them out and attach them to this card.


All the elements and papers except the 2 pink pearls used on this card are from the Dec. Stamps of Life cardmaking kit.  I really like the kit and will be making most of my valentine cards with it.  I used SU's Cherry Cobbler ink to ink up the image and sentiment.

I am happy that Mr. Mojo has finally returned after his long absence and can't wait to play along with a few more challenges soon!


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Freshly Made Sketch #157

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches can be interpreted in many ways.  I decided to copy the sketch exactly but the star portion of the sketch can easily be changed to a flower, a butterfly, an ornament, gingerbread man, snowman, deer or tree and the list goes on.

Here is this week's sketch:


Here is the card I created following the sketch:


The diamond design paper I used came in a box from The Stamps of Life card kit and the polka dot design paper came from a card making magazine that I have had in my stash for almost a year.  The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life card kit and was cut using my Cuttlebug.   The stars are from Stampin' Up - Stars Framelit dies and were also cut using my Cuttlebug.  I've had the red and gold glittered paper scraps in my stash for quite a while.  I had just enough of the maroon glittered paper left to cut the star and sentiment.  I also used SU - Cherry Cobbler card stock for the middle band.  This card came together very quickly.  

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AHSC #76

When I saw the sketch challenge this week at Atlantic Hearts I knew it would have me thinking outside the box and taking me out of my comfort zone.  I love challenges so decided to play along.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my interpretation of the sketch:



The stamped image and sentiments are all from The Stamps of Life.  I stamped the sentiments in SU Cherry Cobbler ink as well as the mitts and smile.  I stamped the snowman with Black Stazon ink.  I love bling so had to add some turquoise flat back rhinestones for the buttons.  I am very pleased that I stepped out of my comfort zone to create this card.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

AHSC #72

I liked the sketch so much this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, that I made not 1 but 2 cards!

Here is the sketch:


Here are the 2 cards I made using the sketch as inspiration:



Unfortunately, it is a very dull dreary day here today so I was unable to get a good photo.  The cards are actually a lot nicer in real life.

The butterfly card has a white card stock base.  The design paper is by Papermania.  All card stock is by Bazill.  I used a Memory Box Die for the butterfly and added a few pink pearls.  The sentiment from Taylored Expression was cut using an oval circle punch.

The Christmas Tree card is on an ivory base and I used green & gold foil cardstock as an accent.  The tree and sentiment are by Stampin Up - Snow Swirled stamp set and were stamped using Versafine - Vintage Sepia.  I also added some green pearls to decorate the tree.

I really like both cards and it is a shame that I was unable to get a good photo of them.

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