Friday, December 10, 2010

CSS December Sketch Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's first StampTV CSS blog hop.  These hops are so much fun and who doesn't love all the inspiration we get from them?  Thank you for all your great comments on our hops....we all appreciate them so much.  

If you've hopped here from the fabulous Carolina's blog, you're in the right place.  If you jumped in the middle, we invite you to click here and begin this great blog hop from the beginning.  

This is a sketch hop and the sketch was provided by our own extremely talented, Melissa Cash.  Thanks so much Melissa, this is an awesome sketch and one, I'm sure, will be used over and over.  Here is Melissa's sketch:

Isn't this a great sketch???  I made two cards for our hop today and because I liked the color combo I kept it going throughout each project.  

This is my first card:

CS:  GKD White and Vibrant Violet.  The scene was sponged with Memento Sky Blue and Paris Dusk, stamped with trees in Memento, Vintage Green, then using a post-it note, I masked the "edge" to make it appear like it was a skating rink.  I cut the oval with Nestabilities.  The stamps are all from the new "Winter Wonderland" stamp kit.  (what a great bargain these sets are each month) The skates are colored with metallic pencils and highlighted using the Sukura Gelly Roll pen.  CB EF "Swiss Dots" made the background.  

My second card:  

I changed up the sketch a bit for this one but I really loved the way it turned out.  (Sorry that the photo isn't the best,  I didn't get home in time to take a daylight shot of it.)  
CS:  GKD PL Fresh Asparagus, Vibrant Violet and White.   
Stamps are from the Winter Wonderland Stamp Kit.  Colored with Copics.  Spellbinder dies are Labels 14.  Distressed with Tim Holt's Distress Ink "Milled Lavender".   

You're invited to play along with us.  Just post your card to the thread in the Forum at StampTV - we'd love to see your take on the sketch too.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now, the very talented Deb Felts is waiting for you to see what she's created.  

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vintage Romance - Favorite Occasions Week

Who doesn't like a little romance???

This card was made for two challenges - the sketch challenge over at StampTV this week and for the Card Creations:  Favorite Occasions Week at Moxie Fab World The Love Challenge.  Come on over and play.

Card details:  CS is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury "Ivory", Red Lipstick" and "Chocolate Brown".  The DP is Basic Grey "Curio".  When I saw this dp made me think of chocolate covered cherries and when my hubby gives me those, he speaks right to my romantic heart.  The stamps used are GKD "Sung from the Heart" designed by Rupa Shevde and for the sentiment I used "Fanciful Tags" by Nina Brackett

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stamp on!!!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #93

Hi Blogger Friends,

Somehow, I've found time to make some cards today, and I made this one for two challenges.  The first is for Tina Gilliland's Release Party 12 Days of Christmas Challenge over at StampTV and the other is for Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #93.  I turned the sketch a bit for this challenge, but I really love the way it turned out.  There are so many challenges out there, I hope you get an opportunity to play along in some of them.

Here's my card.

The products used on this card are:
CS:  Gina K Designs "Red Lipstick" and "Ivory"
DP:  Webster's Pages "Waiting for Santa and Sweet Seasons".
Stamps:  GKD "Lovely Labels 2" by Nina Brackett and GKD "Festive Frame" by Melanie Munchinger for the sentiment.
The flower treatment is a tutorial I picked up on SCS "Stitched Ribbon Flower" by Beate.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a Great week.


Color Challenge at Stamp TV

There's a color challenge over at Stamp TV and it's a beauty!

Here's the card I made for this challenge.

Card Stock is GKD PL "Innocent Pink", "Ivory" and "Chocolate Brown".  DP is Basic Grey "Cappella" paper pad.
Stamp Set is GKD "Lovely Labels 2" by Nina Brackett.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week!


Moxie Fab Thank You Challenge

Check out the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World I've been lurking in the shadows of this site for quite some time - the challenges are such fun and I love seeing what everyone creates there - now I decided I'd like to play too.

I made this card for Thank You Challenge at Moxie Fab World!  Come on over and play some too!

I used the new Tim Holtz Alterations Rosette to make the rosette.  DP is by "Me and My Big Ideas".  CS is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury "White" and "Red Hot".  Really easy card to make but it packs some WOW punch with the colors and the dimension.

Thanks for looking.


Speedy the Cat's Challenge #33

Hi Peeps!

I was very excited to win challenge #31 over at Speedy the Cat's Challenge Blog and I wanted to play (again) this week.  I bought a second stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers and, although I didn't need another holiday stamp set, I just could not resist Musical Holiday.  The challenge #33 is to make a red and green card.  With those colors pretty much dominating my crafting area lately, I made this card.

Stamp set is from Mark's Finest Paper Musical Holiday.

I love that music piece.  I stamped it on GKD Pure Luxury Kraft with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I embossed the sentiment with Ranger Gold super fine ep.

Thanks for looking.


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