Sunday, 26 February 2012

Masculine Birthday Resessed Card Center - Sweet Stamp'n Challenge

This is a card which I am entering into the Sweet Stamp'n Challenge for a masculine card.
I thought I would try an idea which I saw a bit ago, and here is what I came up with.  I believe I saw this on Split Coast Stampers.  They are an excellent resource center for the truly serious card maker.

The front of the card was kept fairly plain as I do not many men who are fussy about frills.  The centr of the card is resessed and the small piece of metal work is placed there along with a metal key and brads in antique colours.

The inside both top and bottom are again simple to match the exterior.

Here you see the die cup piece which was place both for decorative reasons along with the fact that it covers the recess which pops to the inside.

Feeling in the Pink

I had so much fun with the folding of the last card that I thought I would try a variance on the type of card.

The front of the card appears the same as the last one.  The differences are only visible once you open the card itself.

As you can see only the triangle opens and not the complete square as did the previous card. This was accoplished by simply adhering the triangle to itself.

Here you can see the view of the card with the sides partially opened.

Thank you for stopping by and remember;  In Life
Wee Things...    are what matter

It Seems that LOVE is in the Air for Sure.... Birthday Sundaes Card Challenge #45 - Get Messy Birthday Card

Well deciding what card to do today for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge #45 was easy, as we just heard friends of ours have gotten engaged, while celebrating a birthday.  So congratulations are required all around.
They are on a boat in the Caribean at the moment.  That is apparently where the question was popped.

This is the card all closed up and the sides of the cards folded in.

This is the image which I chose to mount onto the back inside of the card.  You see this once you unfold the card.

This is the sides of the inside of the card.  Kept fairly simple. no sentiment I felt was needed.
Supplies used for this card are as follows:

Liquid Pearls by Ranger  - Opal White
Rhinestones from my stash in round and heart shaped Two Wedding Laces from my stash
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Therm O Web Tape
Scor Tape
Heart Shaped Brads
Flourish Brads in Silver
Bazzil Card Stock in both creamy white and a champange
Spell Binder die Lacy Oval
The stamp is Penny Black  "Stuck on you"
Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Stickles by Ranger in Red
Color Box Ink
White satin Ribbon from stash
Copic Markers to colour the image
The Sentiment Stamp is from my stash, origin unknown



 

The card was fun to do.  It starts out with your choice of a piece of card stock three times longer than it is wider.  In my case, I used fifteen inches as length by five inches of height.  Since I did not have casrd stock fifteen inches long, I took two pieces 5 x 10 inches and overlapped them for the back section.  Scor the piece at 5 and 10 inches.  Now you have to decide which way you folded sides will flow.  I scorred mine from the top left to the bottom right of the first and third sections of card.  You should now be able to fold the front (left hand side) section upward towards the center and the third section downward towards the center section.  Once you have this you simply decorate in the fashion you desire.  I cut creamy white card stock 1/4 inches smaller and mounted it on all the section on the inside and the outside which is seen once the card is closed.

I took Liquid Pearls in Opal White and white washed the cream card stock.  As I did not want the bulk of the brads I simply removed the legs and mounted them to the card with Glossy Accents.  The image is mount using Pop Dots and was decorated using Liquid Pearls again. Small rhinestones shaped in hearts were placed onto the hearts in the image as well.  Additional rhinestones were place at the corners on the inside.  The plain red brads were coated with a beautiful red Stickles.

The front of the card is layered and then I attached it using demensionals only to the left side of the front, enabling one to still open the card.  A satin ribbon was attached using Scor Tape across the back and threaded under the front sentiment, and tied at the side of the card, thus holding it closed. 

Well I hope I have remembered everything.

Please remember in Life,
Wee things are what matter.

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Scrapfest Anyone??????


I do noy know about all of you but I am counting the days until registration for Scrapfest. I had such a great time in Oshawa last fall. Link to their site for details. SCRAPFEST

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Birthday Sundays Challenge #44 STEP CARD GONE FANCY

Good Morning Everyone,
Well I must say that I got really excited when I say what the Birthday Sundaes Challenge #44 was today.
I wanted a really good challenge.  So out came the paper and on went the thinking cap.  I did not want the standard step cards, I wanted something exciting.  Well here is what I came up with, I hope you enjoy it.



The card supplies used are as follows:


Bazzil Card Stock in Navy and Cream White
Lilac Ribbon and Rhinestones from my stash
Various Purple and white shades of flowers from my stash.
Therm O Web Tape
Scor Tape
Glue Dots
Glossy Accents
Colour Box Ink in Black and Violet
Spell Binder Lacy Square Dies
Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Leaf Punch
A Sentiment Stamp from the Dollar Store

I hope that you like what I came up with, and thank you for stopping by to visit and see my creation.
Remember:
Wee Things......are what matter.

Monday, 13 February 2012

MoJo Mondays

It seems I can not get enough challenges.  I have created this card for MoJo Mondays Challenge #228
Please check out the cards which were designed and created by their design team.

I have decided along with their sketch, I would keep myself to two colours.
I chose white and pink and used various shades to create interest and balance.


The supplies used are as follows:
Liquid Pearls  -  Pastel Raspberry by Ranger
Stickles -  Star Dust by Ranger
Glossy Accents  -  Ranger
Color Box Ink  - Magenta
Ranger Embossing Powder  -  Clear
Therm O Web Tape
Scor Tape
Pop Dots Rhinestones from my stash
Ribbon Given to me as a gift by my neice
Personal Impressions Stamps by Inkadinkado
Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder from "Love is in the Air" set.
Spellbinder Dies  - small oval and label




Thank you for dropping by for a visit to my blog.
Remember:
Wee Things Are What Matter.......In Life

Once organized work is very easy and Fun is GREAT......

I recently was fortunate enough to have been given plans to make an ink organizing station for my craft area.  Well I have found a second use for the same unit. and thought I would shae this with you.

This units plans were from Afdish of Split Coast Stampers.  Thank you again to her for the plans.
During my organizing I discovered I like the same unit for my ribbon organizing.  Below see the pictures.

Here is the unit partially assembled.  Take about 5 minutes to put it all together.

Here is how I was organizing my ribbons.  But found that these little units wanted to move about too much for me.

So I removed the acetate sleeves from the ribbon organizers and turned the ink organizer on its side and voile.  Once has a great ribbon organizer which has great display and easy access for the ribbons as well.


The acetate sleeves can vary in their width in accordance to the width of your ribbon.  I plan to make another organizer with different heights of the shelves to accomodate some of my wider ribbons and laces.  Gotta love organizers.  They sure do make life easier.

Both the ink storage and the ribbon storage ideas were found at Split Coast Stampers.

Sweet Stampn Challenge SWEET AND SIMPLE

Good Morning,
Today we are doing a new challenge for myself.  Sweet Stampn's Challenge of SWEET AND SIMPLE
You would think that simple would be easier than some complicated, multi layered card.  WRONG

I found that one had to achieve all the same things with the use of a great deal less.  Balance, depth, demension, and most of all appeal.

I have done a sympathy card for this one.

The supplies I used are as follows:
Bazzil Card Stock in Black and White
Glossy Accents  by Ranger
Liquid Pearls by Ranger  - White Opal
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder from the "Love is in the Air", set.
Memento Ink
Pop Dots
Scor Tape
Black Satin Ribbon 1/2 inch from my stash
A bobble from my stash
A butterfly stamp by Magenta

This is the card in its' initial construction, before I used the Liquid Pearls and Opalized it.

Here you can see how the card took on demension with the White opal add overall.  The card is not ivory in colour, it is still a true white.  I had to distort the light, enable to show the effect for you.

Here is a close-up of the embossed area for you to see.

Thank you for stopping in and reviewing my card.  Don't forget to check out Sweet Stampn and the cards created for this challenge by their design team.

Remember:
Wee Things Are What Matter...... In Life

Sunday, 12 February 2012

CR84FN Challenge

I found that this was a fun and interesting challenge to enter, as most people would not automatically choose this colour combination. 
CR84FN Challenge
The items which I used to create this card are:
Babette - Stamp Kraftn Kimmie
Copic Markers
Hair - Y21 - Buttercup Yellow, E33 Sand, E47 Dark Brown
Flesh - E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, E000 Pale Fruit Pink, R20 Blush,
Suit, Fan and Eye Lids - V15 Mallow, V17 Amethyst, BV08 Bue Violet,
Lips - R17 Lipstick Orange,
Fan and Tail Feathers - YG11 Mignonette, YG07 Acid Green, YG09 Lettuce Green
Stickles - Star Dust
Flowers - Recollections and Martha Stuart Leaf and Branch Punches in varios green papers.
Rhinestones - from my stash.
1/8 " Green Satin Ribbon
Pop Dots, Skor Tape
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Papers - Bazzil cardstock/black, Grey, and Purple paper/Recollections,



The card is 5" x 7", with a base of black card stock, onto which I placed a purple paper. I have coloured the image, and accented her ruffles with Stickles in Star Dust. The image was then mounted onto the purple base. An oval cut out was created using my Spellbinder die, in the grey patterned paper. The green ribbon was then used to fram the oval.   This section was then mounted onto the base using Pop Dots. The sentiment was created and printed on my computer, on which card stock, then mounted on the same purple paper which was used in the base of the card. The edges were touched with some Star Dust Stickles, four rhinestoned placed on the corners. The sentiment was then mounted using Pop Dots at the bottom on the already raised Patterned Grey Paper. A floral arrangement of varios flowers was placed at the top left corner using Glossy Accents to adhere them.

Thank you for stopping by and remember;
Wee-things... are what matter..... In Life
Keep on Scrappin

Birthday Sundays Challenge #43 CUPCAKES


This weeks challenge is required to have a cupcake on the front of the card.  I chose to take Mo Mannings digi and use it.  I found her to be quite cute spreading her sweetness on the cupcakes.

The supplies used were as follows:
Copic Markers to colour the image
Light Coral Ribbon from my stash
Spellbinder Die for the center image and frame
Buttons from my stash
Bazzil Card Stock in black
Bobunny Coral Dot paper
6 x 6 Designer paper  -  Everyday Flair by My Minds Eye
Tombo Glue
Therm O Web Tape
Scor Tape
Glue Dots
Glossy Accent by Ranger
The Sentiment is by Katie and Co.
Color Box  Ink in Black
Stickles by Ranger  - Star Dust, Yellow, Orange Peel, Magenta, Turquiose and Cotton Candy




Mo Manning
Photo Credit: http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2011/02/valentines-day-treats/
This is the inspirational picture for the challenge this week.

The card has been given a bit of a punch by backing all the blocks in a small black edge. I have used the Ranger Stickles on the various cupcakes to give them a bit of glitz.  Stacked buttons are used at the side of the sentiment and as a topper for one of the cupcakes as well.  Any one with a sweet tooth would surely love to received this card for their Birthday,  I know I would.  Once can not have too many cupcakes in ones life.

 Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my creation for this weeks Birthday Sundae Challenge.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Stuck on Silver Today

I find myself reaching for the silver cardstock today.  This card is my redition of a card I have seen on one of my many visits to the many blogs I visit.  Unfortunately I can not tell you which one.
It is a simple design of raised tiles and a great deal of Liquid Pearls in Opal White.  All the stock is from my forgotten stock stash.



Thank you for stopping by and viewing my cards.
Remember:
Wee Things Are What Matter...... In Life

Love Still in Another Colour Combination and Style SILVER AND WHITE.....

Well it has been a week of a great deal of LOVE. Love wishes in many colours and styles of cards.  Here would be my last one for the week.  I chose to go with a more traditional style and a simple colour pallette.  As they say sometimes "Less is more", and in this case that is true.

The supplies which were used for this card are as follows:
Silver Card Stock
White Card Stock
A square doillie from my stash
White flowers from my stash
Rhinestones from my stash
Therm O Web Tape
Scor Tape
Glue dots
Pop Dots
Cuttle Bug Embossing folder from Love is in the Air
Spellbinder die
The stamp I used is from a set gifted to me, the origin is unknown
Memento Ink
Liquid Pearls by Ranger in Silver Pearl and Opal White


Here you can see some of the details of the liquid pearls.

Thank you for popping by to take a look at todays card.
Remember:
Wee-Things Are What Matter.......in Life.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Every one should have a little glitter in their lives.....

Well I seem to hae glitter happy today.  Just could not stop myself.
This little gem was put together using the following:
Therm O Web tape
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Scor Tape
Bazzil Cardstock  -  Black, Red and White
Paper from Bella Road, For the Record
Cuttle Bug Embossing folders  from the "|Love is in the Air set"
Rhinestones from my stash
Stickles by Ranger  -  Diamonds, Xmas Red and Star Dust
Liquid Pearls by Ranger  - Opal White
A heart shaped doillie and a round shaped doillie from my stash
Black satin ribbon






Thank you for stopping by and taking a look.
Remember Wee-Things are what matter.......

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Valentines Does Not have to be Red - Colour Throwdown Challenge #178

It's me again, and have accepted the Colour Throwdown Challenge #178, but have added an additional challenge to myself of making it a valentines card for my husband.

The supplies which I used are as follows:
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Therm O Web Tape
Pop Dots
Papers used were from -  My Minds Eye/Six by Six, and Stella Rose
Card Stock in brown by BoBunny
Distress Ink  -  Vintage Photo by Ranger
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Color Box  - Picante
A Copic marker  -  E47 Dark Brown
A multi liner in black
Prisma Colour Pencils  -  Orange Ochre, Orange, Terra Cotta and Tuscan Red
The stamps used were from Craft Smart and Penny Black / Stuck on You
I used a metal key from K & K Company and small heart brads from my stash.

The card was done in a buckle style for a change. 






Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me and I will be glad to help.

Remember:  Wee-Things are what matter......


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Card Pattern Challenge Sketch #151

Hi There Everyone,
I decided to attemp another challenge this week.

I also decided that I would try something else which I saw was the colour combinations of Pink, Red, Black and White for this card.

The supplies I used are as follows;
Bazzil Card Stock in Black, White and Red
Also used Making Memories Patterned paper
Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder  -  Swiss Dots
Spell Binder Die  -  Scalloped Oval, Foilage,and the basic circles
Sizzix Branches with leaves die
Martha Stewart Branch and Leaf Punch
Marvy Small Flower Punch
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Liquid Pearls - Rouge and White by Ranger
Color Box Ink  -  Magenta
Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Scor Tape
Therm O Web Tape
Pop Dots
My 1/8 inch red ribbon and the 3/4 inch pink ribbon were from my stash
The stamp which I used I do not know whose stamp it is.

The inside of the card was simply lined with white card stock.






Monday, 6 February 2012

Sundaes Birthday Challenge # 42 - Karens Doodles

Good Afternoon Everyone, 
Time sure flies when you are having fun.  This card for Birthdays Sundaes Challenge #42, was a great deal of fun for me to create. I found my mind racing to do different things as they came into thought.
The card which I have created is a Zig Zag Fold, is 6 x 6 inch size.
The sponsor for this weeks challenge is Karens Doodles, who has great images and other products as well. 





The supplies which I used to make this card are as follows;
The Image is from Karens Doodles and is called:  Herbert Birthday Cupcake

Copics
Copic Multi Liners
Uniball Signo - White
Spell Binder Die  -  Labels One Small S4-308
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Therm O Web adhesive
Scor Tape
Pop Dots
Liquid Pearls by Ranger  - White Opal and Baby Blue
Stickles by Ranger  -  Yellow,  Star Dust, Orange Peel, and Turquoise
Buttons by Dess It Up  - Tiny Stars
Resin Candles from my stash
Twine by The Twinery in Turquoise
Felt Demensional Stickers by Jolee's Boutique
Papers were from   -  Basic Grey (Picadilly), Lime Rickey(Tart and Tiny), and The Paper Company Studio(Paws and Claws)
Bazzil Card Stock in Navy Blue

The construction of the card was fairly simple.  I took a 12 x 12 inch piece of card stock and cut it into two strips 6 x 12 inches.  Scored each one at the 6 inch mark.  Then adhered the one on top of the other to create a zig zag shaped card.  That is your base.  Applied the various layers of different papers.  I created a sentiment using Memento Ink and a rubber stamp, the origin which I can not remember.
I coloured two images of Herbert the turtle.  One image was then cut out using a craft knife and the other had pieces cut out and applied in a raised fashion using Pop Dots.  The one image was then worked from behind with my stylus in the area of the turtles shell to as to give the shell  a demensional value.  Herbert was then glued onto the blue paper which was cut out using the Spell Binder die. This unit was then adhered to the base of the card with Pop Dots.  The items which I cut out of the second image were the cupcake on its plate, and the individual flower heads in the grass.  Make sure that you take the multi liner from Copic and color the edges of the images which you have cut out to give them a finished look. 

I applied a dot of White Opal Liquid Pearl to Herberts eye to highlight it and once dry I took Glossy Accents and highlighted the black pupil of his eye.

I used the various colours of Stickles to highlight the hat and its ribbons on top along with the center of the flowers and the icing of the cupcake.

Glossy Accent were used on the plate to give is the appearance of china wear.

I took the second image of the cupcake and my stylus and from the back I worked the icing part of the cupcake to give it the rounded appearance one would expect of such a yummy thing.  The cupcake unit was mounted over top of the original image using Pop Dots, doubled in the center and single along the outer edges, so as to keep the round appearance.

Three of the flowers were adhered over their original ones with Pop Dots and the other two were demensionized with the stylus and adhered using Glossy Accents.




Three glitter stars were added in the lower left corner, and three resin candles were added under the top cupcake but ontop of the base image.

The felt letters were layered with the various papers and adhered with Scor Tape and four glitter button which were tied with Twinery Twine were added.

Finally I applies Liquid Pearls around the from of the card and along the sides and the top of the inside in blue.

That my friends is how this came to pass.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Remember:  Wee-Things are what matter......