My Challenge and Sketch Blog

Creatively Artsy is my CTMH blog and this is my FUN Blog.
Here is where I can use any products and just do my own thing. I started out with just one sketch challenge and now I'm hooked. I wish there were more hours in the day.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sweet Cocoa - SNSS New Digi of the Week


Here is a card I made with this weeks New Digi Release from Sweet 'n Sassy Digi's, called Sweet Cocoa.
Isn't this mouse just the cutest thing you've ever seen.

Supplies:
Jingle Creative Basics Paper from Close to my Heart.
Metalic Dew Drops
Matching Embroidery Floss for the hand stitching
Sweet Cocoa Digi Image
Copic Markers
Spellbinder Snowflake dies
Prisma Glitter

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SSS27 - Christmas Poinsettias






Well, it's Wednesday and time for some Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Artwork using the Sweet Stop Sketch 27.

Today I used the Christmas Poinsettias Stamp Set designed by our very talented Chris Dickinson. This is a gorgeous stamp set. So if you like poinsettias, you'd better make you way on over to Sweet & Sassy Stamps and pick up this set before they are all gone. There are only 6 sets left in stock.

What I really like about these stamps is that you can use them for any occasion cards throughout the entire winter months. There are Christmas sayings with it, but as you see, I did not use any with my card.

The paper is Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses.  The images were stamped three times, colored with Copic Markers and mounted for a 3D affect. I used yellow glitter for the tiny flowers of the poinsettia, although it doesn't show up very well in the picture.

The outside of the card is hand stitched with matching embroidery floss.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pine cones & Holly Berries - SNSS - New Digi


Well, it's Thursday so that means a NEW Digi Image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  It was designed by Leah Cornelius.

Head on over there and get yours today. And while you're there, pick up your FREE digital image of a Sea Turtle. This Freebie is for today only. Tomorrow it will be gone.

The image is the basket filled with pine cones and Holly Berries. It was printed out on Cardstock, cut to size and colored with Copic Markers. I also used the image for the top of the card. I just cut away the basket and added a few glittery white branches for a bit of Bling.

The Designer papers and card stock are from Close to my Heart..
I colored the basket to match the checked paper!!!  *Ü*

The stitching is all done by hand  using matching Cranberry Embroidery Floss.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SS26 - Noses 4 Sale



Here is a card using one of the new Digi stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Noses 4 Sale.  Christmas is only two months away. You can pick up this digi image on sale today and start making your Christmas cards with it immediately.  If you've never used Digi images before they are so simple to use. They take up less space then stamps and you can make them any size that you need and use them over and over again.

Take a look at the inside of my card. I made the image much smaller to add just a little embellishment to the bottom left corner of my card.
I used the Saturday Sketch from The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge Blog for the design of my card. Why not hop on over there and join in the sketch fun. You can use any stamps you want and you could win $10 towards Digi stamps.

The sketch challenge was to be with a spin to recycle.  Well, the best I could do with recycling was the three words "Let it Snow" was something I had printed on my computer some time ago that turned out too small. so I used them here. The snowflakes were also punched from throw away scraps. The half pearls were white and I made them match with my Copic Markers.
My images are all colored with Copic Markers. Yes, they are quite pricey, but the coloring results are so much better then regular markers. After they are colored, they are cut out and layered for a 3D affect. The bucket of noses is cut out three times.

The snow in the sky and on the ground is liquid applique that was heated to puff it then chunky glitter was added to the snow and the snowman.

The stitching inside and out of the card is all done by hand with my own unique stitch. I think it kinda looks like snowflakes!!!  *Ü*

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SNSS - Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to Day Two of the Sweet 'n Sassy Design Team Christmas Blog Hop. If you've come here from Lisa's blog, then you're on the right path. If not, then you may want to start with Leah Cornelius, who is the first one for today. If you haven't been through Day one yet, then please go back to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog and start from the very beginning. You certainly won't want to miss one single piece of artwork from the Design Team.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day Three with lots more blog candy!



Christmas is just around the corner and there's no better time to start making your Christmas Cards then right now. Sweet 'n Sassy has all of their Christmas Stamps and Digi Stamps on SALE!

This card is  5" x 7"  and uses one of the stamps from the Winter At Home Set designed By Chris Dickinson. The images were colored in using Copic Markers.
If you want to see another one of my cards using a different stamp from this same set, it is HERE. 

All papers are from the Aspen Paper Pack from Close to my Heart.
The small snowflakes are a punch and the stitching is done by hand with embroidery floss.

Well, I'm the last one on the hop for today, so hop on over to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and see what great deals they have going. Then come back tomorrow for Day Three.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Elly & Friends Birthday Card - MMSC22



 Today is my Grandson's first Birthday and my daughter & I are leaving in two hours for a 5 hour road trip with a 3 month old & a 2 1/2 yr. old. YIKES!!!  We are going to Pittsburgh for Kolton's Birthday Party. They guys are coming out tomorrow. SMART!!!

So, here is one of the cards I made for him. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch 22 Challenge for the base of this card. The stamped image turned out too big to follow the sketch exactly. But, it's close.

The paper pack and the Happy 1st Birthday stamps are from Close to my Heart.
I used dew drops in the corners and matching embroidery floss for the hand stitching around the card.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Christmas Candle - SSS-24



Here is a sneak peek of Thursday's New Digi Release. It's called Christmas Candle.  I couldn't wait to put this on paper.It's such a gorgeous image.  The image was created by Leah Cornelius, who is one of the Sr. DT's at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
This digi will be available for sale on Thursday over at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

I made this for the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at the Sweet Stop.

You can't appreciate all the dimension and sparkle on this card. I colored the image with Copic Markers, then went over certain areas with Spica glitter pens. The candle and poinsettia is layered for a 3D affect.

The paper is a retired paper pack from Close to my Heart. I should have bought several packs of this before it retired because I really like it.

The stitching was done by hand with matching embroidery floss.
 The half pearls were colored to match with Copic markers.

Friday, October 2, 2009

SNSS - Harvest Fruits

Wasn't yesterday's Blog Hop the greatest!  If you missed it, the names are still in the column to the right and I have updated them so by clicking on each name, it will take you directly to their Sweet 'n Sassy New Release Card.
It's too late to participate in the scavenger hunt, but not to late to take advantage of the  yummy recipe.

Here is the card I made for the SCS Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
This card uses a NEW Digi Set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Called Harvest Fruits.
The versatility of the Digi's is what I love best about them. You can made them the size you need for your projects. This is a 5" x 7" card.
You can't see the dimension here, but some of the fruits and the bowl were stamped & colored twice, cut out and layered for a 3D affect.



***supplies***
CTMH - Vineyard Berry & Parchment Cardstock
DP - Basic Grey Indian Summer
Organdy Ribbon
Matching Embroidery Floss for the hand stitching around the card.
Copic Markers for coloring.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sweet 'n Sassy October Release Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy New Release Blog Hop. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Be sure to collect all of your ingredients along the way!
Here we go!

Today you will see fantastic artwork from all of our Design Team members using the two new stamp sets being released.




The set I'm using is called Forget-Me-Not. This fabulous set consists of 11 stamps in all. Two image stamps and 9 word stamps.

For my card, I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, week 106. This is a gorgeous sketch.

I used Close to my Heart cardstock and ribbon and Basic Grey DP.
The image was colored with Copic Markers.

The stitching around the card is all done by hand with matching embroidery floss.
Your next ingredient for our Sweet 'n Sassy Recipe Scavenger Hunt is: VANILLA. Continue along to Leah's Blog to collect another ingredient.

Once you have all the ingredients, head back to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog and comment with the recipe you think the ingredients are for. You just might win this month's new release: Baked With Love & Forget-Me-Not!

And if you get lost along the way or you find a link that doesn't work, the list is posted in the column to your right..