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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mojo Moday Week 92


I needed to make a special Birthday card for my daughter, so this is what I came up with from the Mojo Monday sketch.

I used Close to my Heart Tickled Pink Papers and the CTMH stamp set "Gracious Greetings".

I used punches for the flowers and dew drops in the center of the small flowers. White iridescent ribbon used also.

The stitching is done by hand with embroidery floss in a color that matches twilight and also sweet leaf.




Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy Sketch 9

This card looks much better in person.
I was in such a rush to post this that I forgot to add the stickles to the butterfly. Oh Well!!!
Inside of card


Here is a fun card made with stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy called "In His Time".

The guide lines for this sketch was to use red, white, & blue.

There's a new sketch every Saturday. Stop by the Sweet Stop and play along. You could win a free set of digi stamps this week.

The paper used is called Blue Ribbon from Close to My Heart.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy - Sketch 8


This is my first card for the Sweet Spot Sketch Challenge.

Everything used on this card is Close to my Heart except for the ribbon and Dew Drops.

Blue Ribbon Paper Pack.

Whimsical Wings and Fringed Phrases Stamp Sets.

This card is 5.5" x 5.5".

Stitching is done by hand with embroidery floss.

It's hard to tell in the scan, but there is clear glitter on the butterfly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Card Patterns - Sketch 19

This is the card with matching envelope
This is the inside


This card was designed for Card Patterns Sketch Challenge 19. I turned the pattern 1/4 turn to accommodate the stamps I wanted to use.

I used Animal Cookies Paper Pack from Close to my Heart and Teddy & Company Clear Stamps from Penny Black. This sketch was just perfect for this set.

The card is 5" x 7" . Stitching on the outside is done by hand with matching embroidery floss.

I used a Martha Stewart Picket Fence Punch on the inside.

All images were stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

The main images were stamped, colored, cut out three times, and layered for a 3D affect.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

MMSC5 - You've Got Flair

Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch #5 OK, I'm posting this card here not because I like it or am proud of it, but only because I spent two days making it and still wasn't pleased with it. The only way I could forget about it and move on was to post it. I'm hoping that it may be like trash. You know, one mans trash is another mans treasure. Well, just maybe someone would see it and like it. *Ü*
This is the July Stamp of the Month from Close to my Heart. So, I wanted to start playing with it. I'm a Technique Junkie, and last month, one of the techniques was called Bandanna. It's just white dot doodles with a white gel pen. I knew this stamp set would be perfect for it, however, trying to work it into this sketch was a challenge for me. I think I just have the card too busy!


The red top portion is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. It matches this stamp set so well!!!!
Glitter was added here and there on some of the white portions of the cutout images.

The center image is stamped three times, embossed, colored with copic markers and cut out and layered for a 3D affect.



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Card Patterns - Bon Appetit




This card is based on a sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 18.

What a great sketch. I turned the sketch a quarter turn because I liked it better with this stamp set.

The set is a CTMH set called Bon Appetit.

Colors used are Buttercup, Olive, Petal & Pansy Purple.

I coated the big brads with Pansy Purple Embossing Powder and the small brads with Liquid glass and Pansy Purple re-inker.

The card was hand stitched inside and out with green embroidery floss.

The grapes were stamped three times, cut out and layered for a 3D affect. Prisma glitter was added to the highlights on the grapes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

MMSC4-Racoon Friends


Here is my card using Sketch #4 from Midnight Madness . I just love this sketch, but then I love all of the sketches from here.
I have a problem making masculine cards. So, with Father's Day just around the corner, I decided to use a CTMH stamp set that I've had for ages and seldom use. I left the card rather general so I can use it anytime I need a masculine card. However, I'm not sure about the polka dot bow. I'm thinking maybe just a knot or a brown grosgrain may be better. What do you think?
The stitching is done by hand. I love to cross stitch and have no time for it so I do my hand stitching on my cards instead.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 89




This is the sketch this week at Mojo Monday. I am so glad I found this site. Sketch challenges have gotten me creative again.

I used the "Life's A Creation" stamp set from CTMH for this. Colors are Juniper, Tulip, Sorbet, & Cocoa.

The stitching is hand sewn using the match to Cocoa Embroidery Floss. I love stitching by hand, so, I choose to do this instead of using my sewing machine. The butterfly is from Butterfly Kisses and was stamped with black Memento Ink, embossed with clear detail EP and colored with Copic Markers. Pearl Dew Drops are in the lower corners. Cocoa Grosgrain ribbon divides the papers. The top portion of the paper is actually random stamped using the same stamps and colors.

Monday, June 1, 2009

PB Sketch Challenge Week 51

This is the inside of the card. The color is really off on this. The color should be the same as the front of the card shown above. Same CS, B&T and colors of inks were used.

This is the sketch for week 51
I turned it 1/4 turn so it would fit my image

The image on this card is from Penny Black Acrylic stamp set "Enjoy Life". This is the same image as Chickadee Blossom in the wood mounted. I may just have to buy the wood mounted also because it is bigger and I just love this image. I think it would be fun to have it in both sizes.

I just love these challenges because it helps me get creative.

The stitching on the front and inside of card is all done by hand. I love hand sewing and I find that I have more choices with matching my embroidery floss to may papers then I do with sewing machine thread. The stitching on the front is actually done in two colors, Twilight and Heavenly blue. The stitching on the inside is done with Heavenly blue.

The tag with Thinking of you is a CTMH June Stamp of the month, Tender Tags, stamped with Twilight Ink.

I hand crocheted the three flowers, then mixed some pearl paint with Blush reinker and painted the inside of each flower. When almost dry, I rubbed a little clear glitter into each for just a little sparkle. I then attached a Big Brad in the center of each flower and used a green Copic marker to color the brads to make them match the green in the leaves. I did the same with a white dew drop on the tag.