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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Atlantic Hears Sketch Challenge #70

I love the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts and knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  Here is the sketch that I had a lot of fun with:





Here is my card using the sketch as inspiration:


White card base, coloured card stock is by Bazzill.  The hello word die is by Taylored Expressions.  I used my Creative Memories die to cut the butterfly.  Some ribbon and pearls finished off the card.  I really like this card.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

I made a Christmas card for the Cutting Edge Blog Hop.  Here are the rules for this Blog Hop.

  • You may enter the blog hop a total of 3 times.
  • Each entry must be NEW (ie: not previously shown on your blog/gallery).
  • Each entry must have at LEAST one die featured.
  • Your blog post must display the Cutting Edge blog hop graphic and link back to this post.
  • You MUST list the brands/ names of the dies you used on your project. 
  • Leave at least 5 comments on different stops for this blog hop.
Here is the graphic:


Here is the link to the post:  Cutting Edge Blog Hop.

Here is my card:



The die I used on this card is by Elizabeth Craft Designs:  Ornament Set of 3.  The entire set can be seen here:  Ornament Set of 3.  I bought this set from my favourite paper craft store - One Crazy Stamper in Bolton, ON. Canada and is a 40 minute drive from my home.

The card base is ivory and the background ornament was cut with SU's Cherry Cobbler paper & I also cut the frame from the same paper.  The ornament layer was cut from ivory card stock and I added some gold coloured rhinestones.  I also cut a smaller frame out of gold glitter paper which is by Recollections.  I popped up the ornament onto the ivory card stock using 3D foam tape.  The sentiment which is from Inkadinkado was stamped using Versamark Crimson Red.

I am very happy with how this card turned out.
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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge #8

I love making cards with die cuts but until this week, I had never come across a challenge blog that uses dies.  I was very happy to discover The Cutting Edge Challenge and couldn't wait to play along.  Here is the project that was provided for inspiration:


Here is the card I created:


I added a layer of SU's Cherry Cobbler card stock to the white base.  The flowers were die cut with 2 different shades of pink and cherry cobbler using my cuttlebug.  The leafy die is the Holly Lace Flourish die from Cheery Lynn and was cut using my cuttlebug.  

I was quite please with how this card turned out.
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Christmas Card Challenge

I love using my embossing folders and I also love the look of heat embossing.  When I came across the Christmas Card Challenge #38 which is to use embossing wet or dry; I wanted to play along.  Here is the card I created using both dry embossing (christmas tree embossing folder) and heat or wet embossing:


I heat embossed the tree and sentiment with Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder.  I then added a blue rhinestone star to the top of the tree and also added some tiny red, green and gold rhinestones.  The image and sentiment are from SU's Snow Swirled stamp set and were heat embossed on ivory card stock.  I added a glittery gold ribbon as well.  The card base is ivory and I used green card stock for the embossing folder.  The ivory panel with the image and sentiment is popped up with dimensional foam.  I love making Christmas cards for my stash and am happy with how this card turned out.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #66

When I saw this week's sketch, I knew I wanted to play along.  I also knew that I had enough card stock and design paper scraps to make the card.  I love that I didn't have to cut into a new piece of design paper or card stock!

Here is the sketch:

Here is the card I made based on the sketch:


The card stock is Bazzill and the design paper is by Wild Rose Studio - Butterfly Garden 6 x 6 paper pad.  I love the Wild Rose Studio's paper pads.  I punched out the scallop circle using an EK Success punch & the Butterfly was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Olympia Green.  I added some clear rhinestones to the butterfly and light green (although they appear clear in the photo) pearl gems by Forever in Time.  The sentiment which is by Hero Arts clear stamp set made especially for Operation Write Home and a portion of the proceeds help to fund Operation Write Home. 

I love how this card turned out and it will be going into my stash to give to someone very special.
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