Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teddy Bears' Picnic

This is such a fun challenge this week.  The theme on MFP's Simple Salutations is bears.  This was a challenge for me, I don't have any bear stamps.  At first it was difficult - my bear kept looking more like a monkey than a bear but perseverance makes perfect.  The sentiment was from MFP's Lots of Words.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prairie Coneflower

I'm back!  I had a wonderful time visiting relies in England.  Now it's back to the day-to-day.  This was way more fun than doing laundry.

This week's challenge on MFP's Sketch with a Twist is to use at least one button.  I played with MFP's Coneflower image.  I used the double flower image and then fussy cut it out to fit this layout.  The sentiment is from the Roses set.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye.  In order to have a matching embellishment, I ended up colouring the prism with my copics.  I love that technique.  Hope you'll play too!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What A Doll!

This week's topic on MFP's Simple Salutations is to use Paper Dolls.  I was always more of a tomboy and never played with paper dolls before. I used the Frances Doll and the Frances Bundle Up sets.  After playing with the doll for a bit, I started to get into it.  I took the boots from the winter outfit and cut them thinner to look like dress boots.  I made my own pencil skirt design by following the doll's hip lines.  The blouse is from the tennis outfit.  It just goes to show how much flexibility there is in the sets to make it your own.

For the sentiment, I love how this turned out.  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Great Flowers set and then added Beautiful! from the Huge Blooms set.  You wouldn't know that it's two separate sentiments.  The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Outside the Window...

This week's Sketch with a Twist is to make a card featuring a tree.  I decided that this sketch just screamed for me to use my window die.  I love it but don't use it nearly enough.  The image is from the Please Snow set.  The sentiment is from 'Tis the Season mini set.  I used some recycled ribbon and for the strip at the side.

Hope you will join us this week.  What a great opportunity to get a Christmas card off that list.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Guardian Lion

This week's challenge on MFP's Simple Salutations is to make a card using oriental papers.  I'm on holiday and somehow missed this challenge so I thought I'd share with you a card I'd made earlier this year with the only oriental papers I have - rice paper used to make a girlfriend's wedding shower invitations, 9 years ago!  How's that for stash.

The image is from MFP's Guardian Lions set and the sentiment is from MFP's Lotus Blossoms set.  I used some old rhinestones for some bling.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Popping up Posies

Today's Challenge on MFP's Sketch with a Twist is to make a card using polka dots.  I love polka dots and have far more paper with them than I care to admit.  I liked how this card turned out but couldn't decide if I wanted to give it as a birthday card or a thank you card so I'm going to add the sentiment to the border when I decide whom is the recipient.

The flower was fun.  It's actually 3 layers.  The first is the largest flower of MFP's Huge Blooms set.  The second layer is the smaller flower popped up on recycled rubber.  I then stamped the smaller flower a second time and popped up the inner layer of petals and added seed beads to the centres.

Stamps:  MFP's Huge Blooms
Papers:  Gina K's Luxury White for the base,  DP is an unknown birthday pad purchased from Walmart.
Ink:  Black Versafine
Accessories:  Pink Seed Beads from my stash (think 20 years old)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rhinestone Christmas

I do hope that you will excuse my late post.  I had a terrible bout of food poisoning for two days; I'm just barely moving now.  At least I'm pretty sure it is food poisoning since no one else in my house has been sick.

This week's MFP's Sketch with a Twist is to use ribbon and pearls.  My ribbon is very small - the scarf on the snowman.  I loved the idea of the Christmas tree and used all my misc. coloured rhinestones, which was lots of fun, before I realized I was supposed to add pearls, hence the pearls at the corners.  The set is from MFP's Please Snow set.