Thursday, 20 November 2008

Season's Greetings

November 20, 2008

Here is a card for today's Ways to Use it challenge over at Splitcoast Stampersto, use pearls.

Image (A Snowman's Best Friend - Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc) was stmped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. It was then colored with various copic markers. cs was cut with the Cricut Machine using the Storybook cartridge. Aqua mat was also cut using the Cricut machine. Layers were mounted onto the DP background from the Snowy Days Snowflakes paper of pebblesinc the onto to the aqua base of the card. Outlined the borders with dashes using a Signo pen. Punched some snoflakes and trimed it a bit to fit on the four corners of the aqua mat layer. Then topped it of with pearls that were colored with an Aqua copic marker. Sentiment was stamped with Tuxedo Black and is from creative cafe.

Stamp: A Sowman's Best Friend - Whipper Snapper Desings, Inc
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Aqua and Copic markers
Paper: Snowy Days Snowflakes - Pebblesinc
Accessories: Half pearls, Storybook - Cricut and snowflake punch

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

naughty or nice

November 19, 2008

Here is a card for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Image is from the Christmas Critters stamp set of Penny Black. It was stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with Copic markers. Did a little stippling with Lime Pastel to blend in with the background paper. Images was matted on to red then green cs. Outlined the edges of the layers with Gold Mettalic Gel pens. Dp is from the Falala collection of makingmemorries. On each of the 4 corner squares I punch part of the design from the BG paper with a circle punch and then coated it with Glossy Accents. Sentiment is a rub-on from Cosmo Cricket and final touch to the card are 2 red crystals on each side of the sentiment.

Stamp: Christmas Critters
Paper: Falala, green, red and white cs
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, copic markers, Gold Mettalic Gel pen and Lime Pastel
Accessories: red bling, Glossy accents, and circle punch

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Thanks so much!

November 18, 2008

Today is Tuesday and Tuesday is the Color Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers and it is also the day for the Tuesday Crafty Secret Forum challenge. So I combined both challenges and made one card.

Color challenge was to use Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft and the Crafty Secret Forum challenge's theme was 'thanks'.

Card was made with stamps from the Glamour Girls Crafty Secrets Clear Art set which was stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Then colored with Copic markers. Hat and ribbon on the image was topic with a Sakura glitter pen. Sentiment was stamped on kraft cs and sponged with Creamy Caramel on the edges. White, black and red cs was but with an oval scallop nestabilities and dotted with a white Signo pen. Background DP is from the Radiant Paper Design collection of Crafty Secrets.

Stamp: Glamour Girls
Paper: Radiant Paper Design, white, black, red and kraft cs
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Black, Coral, Carmine, Raw Silk and Sand copic markers
Accessories: Oval Scallop Nestabilities from Spellbinders

Monday, 17 November 2008

Merry Christmas Medallion

November 17, 2008

Today's Technique Lover's Challenge over at Splitcoast Gallery was to make something using a triangle fold medallion.

So for this challenge, I once more used a stamp from the Christmas Joy stamp set of Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamps. The stamps in this set are so adorable and there is so much you can do with them.

First of all, I cut 8 - 2" squares and folded them, following Lynn's instructions in the challenge which you can find here. I assembled the triangle medallion and put it aside for a while. I then stamped the little Christmas bird on DP from the Wassail Paper Pad of Basic Grey (all the paper used for this card is from this paper pad) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I heat set the stamped image to prepare it for coloring with Copic markers. Then proceeded to color the image with several copic markers. I added some gold metallic Sakura to the edge of the circle. Then die cut a round scallop with green dp using my small nestability. I used 2 other sizes of scallop circles for the other 2 layers behind the main image. The main image was mounted on to the triangle fold medallion, then onto the other 2 circle scallops. Edges of the circle scallops were again lined with the gold metallic Sakura pen. The whole circle piece was then mounted onto the background DP. Stamped the Merry Christmas and cut the piece out with scissors and mounted it onto to red DP. Cut the 4 corners from a Cuttlebug corner die and placed them on the four corners of the card.

Stamp: Christmas Joy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Wassail Paper Pad from Basic Grey
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Walnut Stain, Copic markers and Gold metallic Sakura pen
Accessories: Cuttlebug corner die

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Kreative Blogger Award

November 16, 2008

My friend Darlene honored with this award. She is such a sweet lady. She herself, has received 2 of this awards and is very deserving of it.

Here are the instructions on this award:

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees

I will be updating this post later on to list my five nominees deserving of this award.

Once again, thank you so much Darlene.



Here are the blogs I am nominating for this award:

Go check their blogs out and you will find lots of inspirations.


Saturday, 15 November 2008

November 15, 2008

This card was made for the Featured Stampers challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Congratulation Kendra for being selected for the featured stamper. You have a great gallery. Here is the card I selected from Kendra's gallery for this challenge.

Snowman image was stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Colored with copic markers and sponged the edges with Aqua Color Box ink. Cut red square scallop with Spellbinders nestability. Aqua strip of cs on the top was embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder and then sanded. Botton DP is Holiday Joy Mini Dots from Paper Adventures. Wrapped ribbon on the edge were the 2 papers met. Sentiment is from Stampin Up which was stamped with Tuxedo Black onto white cs that was sponged on the edges with Aqua Color Box and then mounted on red cs. Added some red brads to both ends of the sentiment strip.

Stamp: Snowman stamp from Great Impressions and Sentiment from Stampn Up
Paper: Holiday Joy Mini Dots from Paper Adventures, white and aqua cs
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Aqua Color Box and Copic markers
Accessories: Ribbon and brad

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


November 12, 2008

Wow, what a busy weekend. First of all I had my sister come to visit. It's been almost a year since she last came over to visit. We really had a good time together. Saturday, I helped out with the make-n-takes at the Crafty Secret booth in the BC's Creative Expo. This was my first time doing something like this and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Then, I was lucky enough to get a spot in the Copic Certification Class. Learned a lot on how to use these great markers.

With all that behind, I now had time to make a card for 2 challenges. Today's card was made for the Tuesday Challenge over at the Crafty Secret Forum. For this challenge the host Darlene, challenge us to use punches. This card was also made for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

Christmas Ornament from the Christmas Joy collection of Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps was stamps onto DP from Basic Grey's Wassail paper pad with Pitch Black Adirondack ink. Edges were distressed slightly with Walnut Stain Distress ink and then parts of the ornaments were inked with a Gold Sakura Glitter pen. Bird image was stamped onto white cs with and colored with Copic markers. Both images were cut with scissors. Bird was mounted onto the ornament with doublesided foam tape. Ornament was mounted onto another DP from the Wassail paper pad, which was punched and embossed on the corners with a Fiskars corner punch. Used a snowflake punch to cut the 3 snowflakes which were colore with a Gold Glitter pen and mounted onto the 3 squares. Stamped the sentiment JOY onto DP with Walnut Stain and cut it into squares which were mounted on top of the snowflakes. Rest of the layers are DP from the same Wassail paper pad. Added some dots with a Signo Pen.

Stamp: Christmas Joy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack, Walnut Stain Distress Ink and various Copic markers
Paper: Wassail paper pad from Basic Grey, white cs
Accessories: Fiskars corner punch and Snowflake punch

Friday, 7 November 2008

A Very Happy Christmas

November 7, 2008

Here is a card for today's Ways to Use It Challenge to use a corner punch in your creation.

This card was made using stamps for the recent release of Crafty Secrets - Christmas Joy.The wreath was made using the single Holly Leaf stamp and stamped around a circle with Onyx Black Versafine and colored with red and 2 shades of green Tombow markers. Then stamped the ribbon from the same set, colored it with red Tombow marker and cut the shape out. This was added to the bottom of the wreath. Cut the cs into a circle and matted it on to a red scallop circle. This was then matted to the three square layers. Two of with were punched at the corner with a ticket punch. Used DP from Heidi Grace for the background and added ribbon and sentiment to the bottom of the card.

Stamp: Christmas Joy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Jolly and Bright, white, red and green cs
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine and Tombow markers
Accessories: ribbon, brad, chipboard and circle scallop nestability

Monday, 3 November 2008


November 3, 2008

It's time for another Crafty Secret Card. This time using one of the latest stamps released by Crafty Secrets Clear Arts stamps.

For today's card I used stamped images from the Christmas Joy stamp set. This card was also made for today's Try a new Technique challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers which was to make a Decorative Circle Medallion. A technique used by yesterday's featured stamper - Becca. She has complete video tutorials in her blog.

First of all, I followed the instructions from Becca's tutorial for the circle medallion. I cut a circle using a colluzle 2x. First on plain photo copy paper and then on white cs. The circle I cut on the photo copy paper was folded into 8 pie sections and this was used to mark lines on the back side of the cs circle. Once the lines were there to guide my punching, I used one of the corner adorner punches and lined up the center of my punch to the guide line. I punch 8 times around the circle. If you do it right the middle should just fall off once you finished the 8th punch. If it doesn't, just trim the little part that is still attached using a blade. I then smudged Versamark on the front of the medallion and poured some Silver Embossing Tinsel and heat embossed the medallion. Put that aside for awhile. I then stamped the 2 singing bird images with Onyx Black Versafine and colored it with some Copic markers. Cut the cs in a circle to the same size as the medallion. I dotted the circle with a Quickie Glue pen and then poured a small amount of silver glitter to form some snow. Below the 2 birds, I also drew randomly lines with the glue pen and poured some clear sparkle glitter and white fun flock also for a snow effect. I cut some acetate in the same size circle and glue this to the front of the white cs then glue the circle medallion on to this. Used a circle scallop nestability to cut the base of the circle medallion. Background paper is the reverse DP from Bo-Bunny- Holiday magic Dot. Used the front of the DP for the white scallops on the top of the card. Final touch to the card is a green ribbon. Tutorial for making the ribbon can also be found on Becca's blog. In fact you can learn a lot of techniques from her blog.

Stamps: Christmas Joy Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Holiday Magic Dot-BoBunny, white cs and green shinny cs
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine and copic markers
Accessories: Silver embossing tinsel, silver glitter, corner punch, circle scallop nestability and ribbon.