Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Before the baby wakes up.....

I have two cards that I managed to make yesterday. The first is based on the Clean & Simple FTL 84 sketch.

I made this with a special friend in mind, who's birthday is coming up soon.

The second card is based on the sketch from Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge 8 while the colours are blue, red and kraft for the Play date Cafe Challenge 22.

Kept both cards really simple. Have to wake the baby up now....Namaste!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A special card for a special girl...

A cousin's daughter will be turning 2 at the end of the month. Unfortunately, I've never had the chance to meet this little princess and interact with her, but all the pics I receive by email tell me that she must be a very charming young lady. I'm so thrilled that I could use Laura's Sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You to make a card for this really sweet girl.

The colours seem a lot more vivid than they are actually, probably due to my messing around with the photoshop tools!! The absolutely adorable image is a Nellie Snellen stamp (Koetie), which I won for this card  that I created for an ABC Challenge

I can't wait to mail this card tomorrow morning. Namaste!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Reds & Yellows & Greens, oh my!!!!

I just ordered some DP from the Basic Gray series.....I'm absolutely in love with the bright and vibrant colours. Each sheet is so unique in itself, and lends such a great dimension to the card. I got to work as soon as I opened that box!!

I've attempted a Pals Paper Arts Sketch after a really long time. I know that the team primarily use SU supplies, so I tried to incorporate at least one SU stamp; the flower. Here's my interpretation of the sketch...

My next card is for the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge #11. I really liked their sketch as well, since it was open to so many different interpretations.

The "poofy flowers" are something I learned to make on the Raspberry Suite blog site by the very creative and talented Dawn McVey. You can go here to watch the tutorial video. I used tissue paper that I recovered from my son's birthday gift bags!! Trying to "go green"!!!

This card can be entered in the following challenges as well:
1. Crafty Creations Challenge 59: Spots & Dots
2. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 35: Easter
3. Our Creative Corner: Think Easter
4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 104: Happy Anniversary
5. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: Another birthday challenge
6. Creative Card Crew Challenge 46: Going Dotty
7. Spoon full of sugar Challenge 95: Easter
8. Bee Crafty Challenge 26: Spring

It's funny how I'm able to find so many challenges for my one card these days!! Well, I can't wait to create more with my new DP!!! Namaste!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Anything but a card....

That was the requirement for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #37. I decided to make a bookmark. I apologise for the poor picture quality.


Lord Have Mercy 65

I really liked the sketch from Lord Have Mercy for the Tuesday Sketch Challenge #65.

Here's my card....

I finally used some bright DP and the butterfly is a sticker from the 99 cent collection at Target!! I used my sewing machine and the really neat scalloped circle punch from SU. I initially thought the stitching was too close and a lot but I kind of like how you really can't notice each zigzag.

Here are some other challenges this card could be acceptable for....

1. Pile It On Challenge #10: Pastel Colours
3. Sophisti-Cat Challenge 26: New beginnings
6. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: Another Birthday Challenge
7. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 104: Happy Anniversary

I'm off to enjoy some sunshine with the kids...Namaste!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Late night post....

Just got back from a good friend's home, up the road. Enjoyed an hour of wholesome conversation and laughs, and I think I'm ready to post one more card before I retire for the night.  The sketch is loosely based on that from Diva Coffee Break Design Team Challenge #169

Here are the challenges that inspired me:

1. Pile it on Challenge #10: Pastel Colours
3. Sophisti-Cat Challenge #26: New beginnings (spring)
6. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: Another Birthday Challenge
8. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 104: Happy Anniversary
10. Just Us Girls Color Challenge #25: Light brown, light blue, yellow & light green
11. Our Creative Corner: Think Easter

Honestly, I never expected to find so many!!!! I know that I'm really stretching it with some challenges in terms of the requirements, but there's no harm in trying, right? Well, goodnight and Namaste!!

In a rush.....

Just a quick note to show you my card and the challenges I'm entering it in...

1. Pile It On Challenge #10: Pastel Colours
2. Creative Card Crew Challenge: Going Dotty
3. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: Another birthday challenge

That's it from me...got to go feed the kids:) Namaste!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stamping Hiatus

Wow, I feel like I've been away for quite a while, and actually it's been only 3 days since my last post. I've had some trouble attempting challenges the last couple of days. Not sure, if my mojo melted with the snow, or it's just exhaustion from keeping up with my two boys. Anyway, I told myself that I was going to create something today, without referring to any specific challenge. My friend needs a birthday card, so here's what I made.....

These are the challenges I'm entering this card in:

1. Gingersnap Creations Challenge #44: Birthday (This is my second entry for the challenge!!)

Well, surprisingly I found these challenges that the card seems perfect for!!! Hope my friend likes the card. Namaste!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

For Mother's Day

I decided to make another card for 2S4Y, following Laura's classic sketch...

I'm also entering this card for the Stampavie and more Challenge #85, which requires the use of orange. 

The next card is for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #36......

It took me a while to make this card, since I kept changing  my mind about how to embellish the card, etc, etc.


This final card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge #36....

This is what I created for a special friend's grandmother...

I'm off to make more.....Namaste!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

1S4M (One sketch from moi) for 2S4Y!!

Okay, okay, I know the title is a little lame, but after an evening of my sons running around the house with  my friend's kids nonstop for 2 hours, that was all I could think of!! I have to admit, it was a fun evening. The T.V was switched off, the kids were burning off excess energy, my friend and I were drinking tea, and chatting.... well, we tried to have a conversation amidst all the chaos!! Overall, this evening made me reminded me of how wonderful friendship can be.

I absolutely love Laura's Sketch (47) this week on 2S4Y. It's one of those sketches that you can do so much with. I found myself going back to some DP that I'd already used. Guess I was playing a little safe. I really would like to try and make another card with some brighter colours. But I guess, at the end of the day, I was in a mood for something mellow.

I of course used my handy dandy sewing machine (this is from watching too much "Blue's Clues" with my son)!! I realised that the card doesn't have any stamps at all, but I guess it's the paper crafting that could also count, right? Well, hopefully I should have another card done by tomorrow for this challenge. I'm going to try to find the brightest, most cheerful DP, I promise!!! Namaste!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

The week's begun....

Today was a great Monday. Exhausting, but great. This week's going to roll by so quickly, and before I know it, my first born will be 4 years old by next week. He's such an incredible child; full laughter and smiles, always willing to give you a hug...It's amazing how such a tiny creature can become such an important part of your life. I have all these great pics of him as a little baby, and I thought I would create a scrap book page for him instead of a card. Better get to work on it soon!!

Today's card is for Card Patterns Challenge 54

I turned the sketch clockwise to accommodate the length of the flowers. I was trying to combine two completely different colours with the green, but changed my mind when I saw the ribbon in my stash. 

 The inside of the card has a simple "Happy Mother's Day" stamped in it. Well, I'm off to bed a little early today. Can't wait to start on my son's birthday project!! G'night and Namaste!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Can you feel the sunshine?

Today was such a beautiful day. The sun was out, the snow was melting, and the kids were all out on their bikes. My older son and I headed out to hang out with the "gang" and what an amazing afternoon we had!! Can't wait for spring.....

Today's card is a reflection of how I'm feeling inside; all sunny and warm and happy. I used the sketch from OCC Sketch Challenge 5

I combined a couple of challenges, which went so well together. I used some lacy fabric, did some stitching, used some brads and watercolour crayons, kept it really really simple and this is what I created....

The other challenges are:

1. The Play Date Cafe Challenge #19: Deep Yellow, Pale Yellow & White 
2. C.R.A.F.T Challenge 40: Mother's Day/Flowers

Well, as I said before, I can't wait for spring!!! Off to have some dinner now.....Namaste!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I love my gel pen!!!

I just received my new supplies from SU and I am in love with the stuff!!! I ordered a gel pen, that I don't think I can live without now!! How did I ever manage without it???? It is one of the best tools I've used on my cards. I finally figured out why faux stitching is such a rage!!! The sketch is based on the Mojo Monday Challenge 128

I found a whole bunch of other challenges that this card could be entered for.......

1. Pile It On Challenge #8: Lucky Me Theme (Used green)
2. Lexi's Creations #8: "Anything goes"
3. Creative Card Crew: Celebrations
4. Digital Tuesday Challenge 48: Use of scallops
6. Papertake Weekly Challenge: Buttons, bows, brads & bling (Used only bling!)
7. Tanda Stamps: Flowers
9. Crafty Creations: Monochromatic Challenge
10. Gingersnap Creations Challenge 43: 3 colours you love ( Green, White & Blue)
11. Gingersnap Creations Challenge 44: Birthday Greeting
12. Gingersnap Creations Challenge 45: Celebrate
13. Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: Going green
14. Stampavie & more Challenge 84: Spring
15. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 102: Lucky green
16.PPA32 - A Theme Challenge - Spring

Honestly, it's just a stroke of luck that I found all these other challenges that would accept my card. I would love to win some new stamps/accessories!! Well, off to entertain my preschooler...Namaste!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Second entry for Just Add Ink

I decided to do a scrapbook page out of the blue. Actually, I was inspired by the Just Add Ink DT creations (Amanda Reddicliffe & Sarah Klass). Loved what both have done with the sketch for Just Add Ink Challenge #6

So I pulled out some pics of my first born and got to work....

My handwriting is terrible but I realised that journaling is really part of making the whole scrapbooking process personal and special. At least, it's legible!!! My friend very generously allowed me to use her Cricut to cut out the letters on the side. Phew, I finally can add a third page to my scrap book!!!! Hope the week is going well for everyone. Looks like we won't have any snow for a while. It's beautiful these mornings and I can't wait for spring.....Namaste!!!

Before I say, "Gnite"

Today's card is for the Card Positioning System Challenge 156. I absolutely love this sketch and would love to create more based on it. 

The DP is Ancestory.com: Marcella by K and the rhinestones are from my stash. I cut out the flowers from one of the DPs, since it was all part of the same collection, and seemed to go well with the rest of the card.

Well, I have to get the kids to bed. I'm off...Namaste!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Card Patterns Blog Hop

I picked up some accessories from Target today and was thrilled that I could use them on this card. My creation is based on the Card Patterns Sketch 53

I really enjoyed using my machine to sew all the panels and pieces. The colours are a little sedate but I love the way the flower pops against it. And the sentiment, which is an epoxy sticker, seemed perfect. I really enjoyed following this sketch, and might do another one with completely different colours. All that stitching reminds me that I have to go buy fabric to make valences for my family room asap!!!! 

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Ancestory.com- Marcella by K
Accessories: Paper blossoms by hul.la.ba.loo; Epoxy sticker  by Colorbok; sewing machine; rhinestone from stash.

Well, keeping this short and sweet. Hope you all had a great weekend. Namaste!!