Friday, May 27, 2011

Hello Card

Good Morning.

What are you up to today? I'm putzing, and cleaning, and hiding in my studio if time permits.

Today's card is based on this week's The Play Date Cafe challenge which is a color splash. The challenge is to use black and white with a splash of green.

Here's the inspiration:

Here's my card.

The paper is from Echo Park (For the Record) stamp is from Hampton Art, blossoms are from Prima and the brad is old from One Heart, One Mind. I glittered up the flowers with some shimmery Craf T chalks.

Happy Friday everyone.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Father's Day x 2

The Create: Blog challenge for this week is make a card for Father's Day. Making cards for guys is not always the easiest thing but somehow when I started, these two came together quickly.

The journal note is from Echo Park, the embossing plate is from Sizzix, I inked it with platinum ink. The gaffer tape is from 7 gypsies and the letters are Thickers from American Crafts. This card and the next one are based on this weeks sketch 219 at Card Positioning Systems.

The great image is from Crafty Secrets, from the Summertime Images and Journal Notes. It's just perfect for a Father's Day Card. The black cardstock is embossed with the Argyle embossing folder from Cuttlebug and then inked with platinum ink. I used 7 gypsies gaffer tape again and Offray ribbon. The photo corners are from Canson and the sentiment is from SRM.

Thanks so much for dropping by.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Best Wishes Card

Today I'm playing along with a couple of clean and simple challenges. I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of this style.

First my card is based on the sketch FTL 141 at Clean and Simple Stamping. It's also for CAS-ual Friday challenge blog to bring on the bling.

Love this color combo. The patterned paper is from Echo Park, stamp is from Me and My Big Ideas. I used Maya Road metallic ink and then heat embossed it with clear powder. Bling is from Kaisercraft, ribbon is from Offray and the brad is old from One Heart, One Mind. Sentiment is a rub on from Joanne's.

Hope you're enjoying your Saturday. Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Think Pink

It's been a long time since I've made a baby card. I bought these Pebbles chipboard baby embellishments a last month in Edmonton and promptly lost them somewhere in my studio. I came across them yesterday (buried under a stash of paper!) and was so happy to use them today.

This card is for this week's 'Think Pink' challenge on the Create: Cards blog to make a 100% pink card. It is also for the stripes and polka dots challenge on The City Crafter challenge blog. My first time playing along with City Crafter, such a fun blog.

The paper is from Stampin' UP, ribbon is from Offray, charm is a baby shower favour from Michaels. Those little foot prints are so precious.

Off I go to find more things buried in my studio....

Ivanka :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

Every week Cath at Moxie Fab World comes up with an image challenge, Tuesday Trigger.
This is the trigger for this week.

Cute, isn't it? Whimsical too.
I really don't do whimsy very well at all, but I must have been up for this challenge, so off I went digging for my 'whimsiest' papers.

This is what I came up with.

I picked up on the blue and bold black on the plate with this paper from Stemma. It seemed perfect. The mirror is from Paper Bliss, and like the paper has been in my stash for years. The Karen Foster rub on sentiment finished it off.

Feels good to use up some supplies and it feels really good to challenge myself to a little whimsy...

Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oldie Moldie Monday

My friend Barb and I came up with a challenge for ourselves to try and use long forgotten papers and supplies. And Oldie Moldie Monday was born. Barb has been very good about posting an OMM card each week but sad to say, I've been neglecting my stash in favour of 'new' papers.

So this morning I dug deep, right into the bottom of my scraps box and came up with these 7 gypsies papers from many, many years ago. I still love them, they are so perfect for masculine cards. Finding them was like running into an old friend. lol

My card today is based on this week's sketch at Card Positioning Systems and the Get Sticky challenge at Wee Memories.

The twill tape is from Martha Stewart, decorative label punch and brads are from Stampin' UP, stickers (happy) is from Jenny Bowlin, (birthday) is from SRM. Embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking a little trip down Memory Lane with me. I hope your Monday has been a good one.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

It's Sunday

Yes, it's been a while. :)

I was so glad last night when inspiration hit in the form of this weeks' Play Date Cafe Color challenge and CAS-ual Friday's button and twine challenge. I love these colors! I don't remember using this combo before but it just came together so quickly and before I knew it, two cards were made. Don't you just love it when that happens?

Here's the color inspiration:
Here's the first card...

Patterned paper is from Echo Park, embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, sticker is from SRM, button is from Stampin' UP, twine is unknown, and the ribbon is from MemrieMare on etsy.

Here's the second card with flower, button and twine from my stash.

So where has the last month gone? And how come time is going by so fast?

I hope you're doing well...and as always, thanks for dropping by.