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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 …

A Flourishes Celebration- Silke’s Pink 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 help 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! Here’s my second sample card, this one is  for Silke’s “think pink” challenge (FTTC52D)! Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along! I thought right away of the “Think Pink” set for this challenge, and as I need more breast cancer awareness cards it was perfect! I stamped the dress in Versamark on glossy paper and embossed it with Super Fine detail embossing powder (Ranger).   I sponged over it with Pretty in Pink …

Silver Embossed Tags/Tree Ornaments

I made these silver embossed tags tonight and I was originally thinking they would be pretty paper ornaments, but then realized they would be great as tags too.  So maybe I will use them for both. I embossed the Unity bird, and Flourishes sentiment stamp in silver embossing powder.  I also added a little dazzling diamond glitter to the bird for some extra sparkle, tied a sheer purple ribbon and silver cord to the top with an eyelet setting.  The die cut shape is Nestabilities Labels Four. I’ve entered this in the Simon Says “Merry Christmas” challenge where all they wanted us to do was say “Merry Christmas” in some way. 🙂 My friend Rosana whom I’ve met blogging, has asked if I could share some info with you all. This is an appeal to all CAT LOVERS! http://adoteumgatinho.uol.com.br/ Adote um Gatinho (meaning Adopt a Kitten) is a foundation that rescues cats and prepare them for adoption. They have been nominated for a prize and if they receive enough votes by December 28th they will …

Wintry White Holiday

This is a card I made casing Pam124, the Featured Stamper today on SCS. I kept the same basic layout and used the same stamp set, but changed the sentiment, the colors and added snow by embossing in three different ways (Thanks Mel!! ) You can see Pam’s card HERE. Please see Mel’s fabulous post on how to create snow by embossing three different ways HERE.  How fun! And much easier than I thought it might be. I used River Rock card stock and stamped my image in Memento rich cocoa.  I used a white pencil crayon to add in some snowy highlights on the branches and trunk.  Then, I added more white around the base of the tree before stamping the Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder stamp (Twinkle Twinkle) in white pigment ink and embossing in white embossing powder.   As in MEL’s tutorial, I used a souffle pen to add more “snow” around the trunk and across the top of the landscape, sprinkling on ep and heat embossing.   The final step was to sprinkle embossing …

A Winter Wonderland!

Crafty Creations Challenge theme this week is METAL/METALLIC FINISHES.   There are many ways to incorporate metal into a card, be it with embossing in silver or gold, using metal embellishments, using metallic papers or adding  punched metal elements like I’ve done here with my snowflakes.  They are punched from a metal craft sheet.  The blossom circle background  is a silver card stock from the Metallic Stack by DCWV. The image is “She Dreams”  from DOODLES BY HOPE JACARE.  Claire will be sponsoring us this week with her very own digital image giveaway!!   She has a beautiful assortment of images in her shop and if you play along in our challenge this week, you might get to choose one along with a few other surprises! I’ve also entered this card in the Pink Persimmon Sketch challenge this week, using their fabulous sketch! Lexi’s Creations is having their first challenge ever and  wanted to see our blue an silver Christmas cards! Here’s a second card I’ve made with the theme as well. I made this card …

Merry and Bright

Wow, what a wonderful response we’ve had to the Spread the Love Blog Hop!!  Thank you so much for all your kind comments, and for sharing your cards, but most of all for your BIG HEARTS in spreading the love for Jaimie!  Keep your cards/links coming, the card drive is on all week (and there’s a prize to be won as well)!   Click here for the Spread the Love Blog Hop post. This is a DT project card I’ve made for CUSTOM CROPS.  A fun holiday card to make using my cuttlebug with the borderabilities nesties and cb folder.  If you would like all the deets on this card as well as a step by step tutorial and lots of photos,  just go to my CUSTOM CROPS PROJECT. Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!

A Kraft challenge

Hi everyone!! I thought today’s color challenge on SCS  (kraft, white, and mellow moss) sounded like an interesting combination.  I decided to give it a whirl!   Here’s the holiday card I came up with. I stamped the snowflakes in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder directly on the dp.  I really like how this turned out! The sentiment is embossed as well.  The paper is from Basic Grey Archaic, and of course the kraft is from my SU! stash. I was sick with a head cold the last couple of days, but I felt much better today…that is until I had to help my son with what ended up being an hour and a half of homework!!! He’s only in grade 3 for crying out loud!! Sheeesh!! Well, I am in need of some crafting therapy so I’m off to make more cards! Have a creative day!!