Saturday, 30 January 2010

Purely Innocent Mercy

I'm still on my mission to get all my Pure Innocence stamps inky. This is the last one from the first release - Flower Girl. This will be a valentine card for one of my daughter's preschool teachers - who she absolutely adores.
The paper is all older paper from My Mind's Eye, other than the riding hood red cardstock. I used an MFT perfect panel for the image though and coloured with copics. The awesome layout is from Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge.
I've been stamping up a storm, trying to get things ready to post more regularly. I'm hoping to continue stamping this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for reading!

Monday, 25 January 2010

Soaring By...

I'm still on my quest to use the images from the Everyday Button Bits set. I love this hot air balloon image and I paired it with some shimmery cardstock and shimmery Bo Bunny paper. The layout is last week's Mojo Monday sketch with a few minor changes. These images are really easy to use - I think that this set will be really versatile.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy Monday!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Taylored Flurries!

I'm still on my quest to ink up all of my Pure Innocence stamps - hope you're not tired of them yet because 4 more landed in my mailbox the other day!! I used Taylor's sketch challenge for the layout and more of that Ski Slope designer paper. I'm hoping this doesn't look too "christmassy" but I'm thinking that it's definitely leaning that way.
I used liquid applique for the snow flurries and glittered up her boots and hat. I also glittered up my blue snowflake and layered it with a felt snowflake and button. The sentiment was heat embossed to make it stand out better against the patterned paper.
Hope you're having a good week! I've been super busy but am hoping to squeeze in some stamping time today! Later taters!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Watercoloured Innocent Valentine

I'm trying to get a head start on my valentine's cards so that I'm not scrambling at the last minute as usual! I saw Joanne's tutorial the other day on watercolouring and wanted to give it a try. I must admit that watercolouring is not my favorite way to colour images, mainly because I'm too impatient to wait for the colours to dry. So if you look closely at my image you will see areas where the colour bled into other areas. But it's watercolouring - and that's the beauty of it - it doesn't have to look perfect (thank goodness!).
Joanne also issued a challenge, and I just can't pass up a good challenge. I managed to incorporate all the elements except using the MME Be Loved paper. I don't have any so I substituted some older My Mind's Eye paper. I was able to include the Pure Innocence stamp, watercolouring, machine stitching, Bling Bet and pearls though. I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge for the layout. I thought that this PI girl with her apple would be perfect for one of my kids' teachers.
Well that's all for me friends! Hope you have a good weekend!! Later taters!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Everyday Sketchy Buttons!

Hello friends!! I had a chance to play along with Taylor's sketch challenge and pulled out my Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey. I had been dying for this set but have only used a couple of images so far. I paired this fun floral image with some old Scenic Route Sonoma paper (that I still {heart}) which matches perfectly with PTI's sweet blush and berry sorbet. I threw a little Kiwi Kiss in there as well and called it good! I tried to fit a sentiment on there, but after fiddling for way too long, gave up and stamped a birthday sentiment inside the card!
I'm off to get some cleaning done (oh yeah!) so I hope you're having a great week so far!! Later taters!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sketchy Birthday

I don't usually post two days in a row but today is my husband's birthday and I wanted to post the card I made for his birthday. I used the sketch from the MFT Wed. stamp club but substituted the top note die for the star shape. I paper pieced Cuddle Up Carter and Nite Nite Ellie and flocked the blanket and bunny slippers (they're super fuzzy!). The paper is Basic Grey Mellow and those are some of the MFT glittered garnishes up in the corner. This card is much bigger than my usual size - it's 6"x6"!
Ironically enough, my son is definitely not being an angel today - but oh well! Hope you have a wonderful weekend friends!

Friday, 8 January 2010

Purely Snowy Thank You

True confession time! I haven't had a chance to ink up the first Pure Innocence stamps that were released! By the time the first 5 arrived in my mailbox, it was time to play with the next 4 for the December release! I'm trying to work my way through them - this is the 2nd of the 5. Shocking I know! (I can hear Megan gasping from here)
This card is for a friend who knit my daughter a neck warmer. Just because. Apparently she was thinking of us and was knitting and voila! How lucky am I to have such amazing friends?!
I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge from this week, (although I may have compressed the sketch just a tad to fit my image and a standard A2 card) and had fun embellishing with paper piecing, brads, liquid applique and glitter. Here's a close up of this cutie pie!

The paper is Stampin Up from a couple of years ago, as is the felt ribbon. Did you see that 5 new Pure Innocence stamps were released Wed. night at MFT?? Let's just say they're on the way to my mailbox! Later taters!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Christmas Thank You's

I know it's a little late to be sending out Christmas thank you cards, but I figure better late than never right? We have some out of town relatives who sent our kids wonderful gifts and I wanted to make sure they knew that we were grateful.

I needed something fairly quick to produce and I managed to whip up 5 of these cards in about an hour. Not bad for a slow stamper like me! I used MFT's Polar Love and a sentiment from one of the Pure Innocence girls. The snowflake stamp and punch are from Stampin Up and the paper is Basic Grey Mistletoe. I loved this paper and never really had a chance to use it this year. I only used 5 copic markers and didn't worry about shading - I coloured quickly!

I really loved all the glittery snowflakes I had been seeing, especially Jo's, so I knew I wanted to incorporate them in somehow. For the first couple I ran my snowflakes through my xyron machine and then dipped them in glitter. For the second batch I used heat and stick powder and that worked much better. They're so pretty and sparkly in real life!

Hope you're having a great week - Happy Hump Day! My son is home sick today so we're laying low! Later taters!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Blinged Out GD Entry!

Oh how it feels good to be back stamping! Due to Christmas and some family stuff it had probably been a month since I've been in my stamp room. This card took me way longer than it should have, but it was great to shake off some of the cobwebs!

I have quite a few birthdays in the next week or so and decided to tackle some cards. I had not yet inked up this Pure Innocence cutie and she was so much fun to play with. I used the Mojo Monday 120 sketch and this is my entry for MFT's guest designer contest to get "blinged" out!

I used some DCWV Citrus paper that is already blinged out and paired it with some Doodlebug sugar coated cardstock. I used tiny rhinestones to replace the dots on the "i" in the sentiment and I glittered up my button. I picked the button up with my tweezers, smooshed it into versamark ink, dipped it in heat and stick powder, heated it, dipped it in dazzling diamonds, and heated it again. It came out perfectly and SO sparkly.

I covered the shoes with a clear glaze pen - all patent leather like! The balloon got a coat of Crystal Effects and then some dazzling diamonds on top while it was still wet - I was going for that shiny mylar look. A little bit of added glitter on her heart, barrette, and all around and she's complete!

Happy Monday friends! Hope you're all getting back into routine after the busy holidays! Thanks so much for reading and stopping by!


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