All posts filed under: Timeless Tuesdays Challenge

Grand babies are Grand!

I made this for a friend (The Nutty Cardmaker) who has recently become a Grandma!  Her step daughter had a baby girl! I stamped the bear and sentiment from a Flourishes set called Baby Love.  I had never used the sentiment and the bear was only inked once before, so I thought it time to show them some love! To make the flower, I stamped the center of a 3/4″ punched circle with a flower from an SU! set (pensee positives).  I covered the back of the circle with sticky tape.  Then, I made the flower by loosely looping and sticking ribbon onto the back of the circle to form a five petal flower.   You could alternatively add a button to the flower center, like I did on another one of these cards. Challenges: WT316 on SCS Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #111 (use a previously unused stamp from a purchased set…never used the sentiment) Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena

Believe In Yourself

I love this sentiment from Flourishes! I think it is the simple things that awaken in us a desire to push our limits, expand our potential.  Perhaps because we realize that those “simple things” are in fact so much more; indeed, they awe and inspire us, and we realize that our appreciation of their gifts, must mean that we too, as simple beings, are capable of such gifts.  Believe in yourself !! I’ve made my card today for The Play Date Cafe color challenge.  I stamped the background using Flourishes Cherry Blossoms  by repeating the arrangement of stamps that I placed on an arylic block.  This made it quick to stamp out the entire sheet of Kraft card stock.  I cut it down to 5 1/2″ square for the the 5 3/4″ square card base.  I used some cream colored lace and an old earring back from my stash of vintage jewelery findings for the embellishments. I sponged the layers and distressed the edges as well.  I love these colors so I really enjoyed making …

Sweet Friend

Let me share a few of my favourite things… CAS CARDS– clean and simple designs! RIBBON–  Ribbon can add style to any card! Bows can be formal, prim and proper, whimsical, tied up tight, or free and flowing; there is a ribbon for every design. STAMPS– I enjoy many styles of stamps, but one of my absolute favourites and go to styles is FLOURISHES!  Easy to color and shade because of their tremendous attention to detail and lines…always beautiful and original…I love ’em!! TEXTURED CARDSTOCK– Texture adds richness and depth to your designs, so when I’m making a card with limited elements I like to let the card stock shine! If I want super texture, I emboss! (Swiss dots is still my favourite cuttlebug folder) COPICS–  Once I decided to give these a try, I could not go back to anything else.  Other markers are not the same, if you enjoy coloring…indulge…they’re worth it!! UNEXPECTED and INEXPENSIVE elements- On the card below I added a cut dollar store  paper doily as an accent.  I saved …

Baby Cards

Two new baby girls in the family this summer, and here are the cards that I made for them, both in a z fold pattern. I’m a Great Aunt 4 times over now! Stamps: Flourishes Baby Love set Paper: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie,  old olive cs, white cs ink: Memento rich Cocoa Accesories: Copic markers, Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge (letters), cricut expression, scallop edge punch, oval punches Papers: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie dp, white cardstock Accessories: Cricut expression, A Child’s Year cartridge I’m entering the top card into this week’s Flourishes “celebration” Timeless Tuesday challenge.  A new baby is a wonderful reason to celebrate, I think! Thanks for stopping by! See you all tomorrow with a new Crafty Creations challenge card! Deena

Weddings and Anniversaries

Wow, I can’t believe a whole week has passed since I posted last!  I have been low on mojo lately…maybe I’m just enjoying the lazy days of summer.  I hope to find my groove again though, as I am feeling really out of touch with my crafty online friends!  I hope to get around to visiting your blogs soon too! Last week I finished up 75 of these wedding invitations and RSVP cards for my niece’s wedding in October.  She has mailed them out and is anxiously awaiting the return of the RSVPs.   I was so happy to have the opportunity to make these for her and her fiancé!  My niece is crazy about the color pink and she was very decisive about having pink and black invitations.  It is her overall color theme for the wedding too.  I have been seeing this modern, trendy color scheme at other weddings lately too!  I had complete creative license with the rest though and gave her a few options to choose from.   She chose to keep …

Flourishes Sweet Strawberries

I’ve made this card for Steve and Donna; friends of my MIL who have been so wonderful in helping her, my SIL and our family in every way possible since my MIL was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  They have always been very good friends to my MIL, but they just went above and beyond if you know what I mean!  I made this on Wednesday after seeing the FTTC69 (one layer card),and was going to drop it in the mail for them today. Sadly, I am up at 5:30 am, writing this post because we got the phone call in the night that my sweet Mother In Law has passed on. I could not go back to sleep of course, so I am up trying to clear my head (and keep busy at the same time…is that possible?) before my boys wake up.  My husband, Des, has managed to get back to sleep (I hope).  We will have to make plans to go to New Brunswick, but we have no details yet.  When and how …

Cuttlebug Fabric Flower Tutorial

I made a sympathy card for a friend whose father passed away this week, and took inspiration from a few challenges.  One was the black magic technique on SCS,  and another was the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge to make our own flowers. I am not one to use flowers on my cards very often.  The reason for this is that I don’t like a lot of bulk on my cards, and I always find flowers to be so thick.  I mail a lot of my cards and in Canada the postage is not only expensive, it is also very finicky about shape and size etc.  So, I just try to steer clear of bulk.  However, yesterday I decided to try making a  flat fabric flower to see how it would look. 🙂  I’ve tried fabric flowers before, but cutting them was always a challenge.  I think the trick is to use a very light weight but still sturdy material.  I am going to play some more with different materials. I used very sheer polyester fabric …

Flourishes Vintage Style

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is asking us to bring our “vintage style” to the table!  For some reason, I reach for vanilla, or yellow when i think “vintage”.   So this is how I interpreted this vintage challenge… Everything is distressed and sponged using  Tim Holtz Distress Tea dye ink.  I even sponged some tea dye ink on the lace ribbon, which gave it a nice tattered look, that I like.  The button is mother of pearl from my stash of vintage findings that an antique shop owner had given me years ago.  I cut the bird and frame with my cricut and Home Decor cartridge at 2 inches and sponged it too. Stamps: The sentiment and corner flourish is from Flourishes Timeless Quotes set. Ink: Distress ink tea dye paper: Basic Grey Nook and Pantry, vanilla cardstock Accessories: vintage button, cream lace ribbon, distress tool, Cricut, home decor cartridge Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great weekend! Deena

Easter Celebration

I’ve finally made a card for the Flourishes grand opening celebrations!!  Spring for me, is definitely something to celebrate, as is Easter!   I combined two challenges from Flourishes for this card: FLLCCEL2 (Celebration) and FLLCCEL5 (pink and green). I’ve colored the Flourishes Signs of Spring image with Copics and I’ve paper pieced the eggs in the basket with Basic Grey dp.  The eggs and the frame are cut using my Cricut. Cricut Cartridges: Easter ltd ed. 2010, Accents and elements Copics: R01, R12, R20, R11, E31, G82, G40, YG93 Paper: Basic Grey Sultry dp, Stampin’ Up card stock in green, pink, and white Accessories: dew drops, May Arts lace ribbon Any questions? I’m always happy to answer them! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

A Flourishes Celebration- Maki’s Favourites Challenge

It is Celebration Time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges!    The week of February 2-8, 2010 marks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to join in their celebrations by making sample cards for the Design Team challenges!!! I hope you enjoy them and they  inspire you to join in the fun too!!  There are six different challenges being posted and I have samples for three, so hold on to your crafting chair, you’re in for a treat!! There will be lots of amazing prizes at the Flourishes blog! Please scroll down to see my first two challenge samples: Cindy’s Sketch and Silke’s Pink challenge! I have my third and final sample challenge card ready….wanna see it? Here it is… a sample for Maki’s “favorite stamp set” challenge (FTTC52F)! Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along! I’ve used my Favourite Set from Flourishes: BIRDS IN VINES I adore this set from Flourishes called Birds in Vines designed by Marcella Howley!  It is …