Saturday, October 30, 2010

iCopicLover Challenge #6-Fight for a Cure

The colour combo for this challenge was to use pink, white and black and to include a pink ribbon somewhere on the card. I choose to use a Magnolia stamp coloured her dress pink and grey and did her hair black. The copics I used are: R81, R83, RV000, E11, E00, E000, R20, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00. I cut the image and frame with Spellbinders Nestabilities and used the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder to emboss the frame and then edged all pieces with black ink. I embellished the card with some pink roses and flowers and pale pink pearls. The wedding section is always a good place to check out flowers, pearls, etc. that can be used for embellishments. I added a sentiment done on the computer and then added the pink ribbon stamp to complete the card.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Monochromatic Challenge

This card I made for the CMC Copic Challenge group. It was to be monochromatic. The image is Magnolia with Hair Bow and coloured with copics - E11, E00, E000, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41, E59, E53, E25. I used cream, sand, and light brown cardstock along with Adornit Carolee's Creations Wild West Stripes, Basic Grey Basics "Rule" and "Lineup". The image was cut out using Spellbinder's Nestabilities and framed with the light brown also cut with the nesties. The inside of the image was sponged with Dessert Sand ink and the edges of the papers were torn and distressed with pinecone ink. Flowers and pearls were added for embellishment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

iCopic Challenge #5

This Halloween card I did for iCopic Challenge #5. The requirements were to use the Halloween colours of black, purple and orange. The stamp is Kraftin Kimmie's "Fred and Ginger". The image was coloured with copics - C9, C7, C5, V17, V15, V12, E18, E39, E99, YR23, E11, E00, E000, R20, R89, R85, C2, C1, C00. The image was cut out and embossed using Spellbinders Labels 8, the inside was sponged with London Fog and the edge inked with Tuxedo Black. The next purple layer was also cut with spellbinders Labels 8 largest die and then the orange was cut by tracing the outside edge of the largest die and hand cut. Then the black layer was cut the same was using a double pencil 1/4" tracer. The striped paper is from Basic Grey Eerie collection. A border trim was added using Martha Stewart border punch. This was all mounted on black and then put onto orange CS. For embellishment I added a chandelier and bats cut with the Slice die cut machine. I then added some orange gems to the chandelier to look like lights.

iCopic Challenge #5

Sunday, October 3, 2010

High Hopes Blog Birthday Challenge 90

This card I made for High Hopes Challenge #90 for their blog birthday. I followed a sketch provided and used High Hopes "Retired Raymond" stamp on the card. Raymond has been coloured with copics - Y26, Y23, Y21, W1, W00, C2, C1, C00, R20, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, E11, E00, E59, E57, E55, E53, E49, E41, E31, E000. I used green and black CS and Around the Block "Shabby Green", Creative Imaginations "Old Guys Rule", and Daisy D "Market Blossoms" pattered papers. The circle portion was white cardstock embossed with Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug embossing folder and reversed to look like the pock marks on a golf ball. The papers with cut with Martha Stewart grass edge punch and most papers with inked on the edge with black ink.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Jingle Balls

I forgot to record the copic colours I used on this card but I think they were R39. R29, R27, YG99, YG95, YG93, BG75, BG72, Y26, Y13, C9, C7, C5, E39, E35, E34, B0000. The patterned paper is "Jovial" from Basic Grey and black and red Bazzill cardstock. The stamp is Whipper Snapper "Jingle Balls". The embellishments were red satin ribbon, Making Memories Poinsettia flowers edged with black ink and the centres were white pearls I coloured with copic Y26. I added some Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight glitter on the snow.

Fall Thankyou

I made this card for the iLoveCopic challenge using yellow, orange and brown. I also decided to make it into a thankyou note for someone special. The image is Imaginisce Apple Cider Collection "Pumpkin" and it was coloured with copics - YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18, E39, E35, E34, YG99, YG95, YG93. The background printed paper is from Provo Craft "Flutter Things" and Bazzill cardstock in orange, brown, and yellow. The maple leaves were punched using an assortment of scraps, some run through Cuttlebug embossing folders for texture, in an array of colours from deep red, shades of brown, yellow, and orange.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Craft Room before

This is the mess I had before. Spent more time trying to find stuff than I ever spent working on a project. So frustrating. This bedroom is very small - 8x9'. I had to find something that would allow me plenty of storage space (organized storage) and a large surface to work on. That's were "Best Craft Organizers" came in. Fits the bill perfectly as you will see from 2 earlier posts - reno finished.

Quilting Closet Before and After

These are two pictures of my closet I used for storing extra scrapbooking supplies and some quilting fabrics. Before it was a jumbled mess.Now, I have another unit beside my desk for all my sewing notions, extra scrapbooking supplies now fit into other drawers or onto bookcase freeing up the closet for most of my quilting fabrics that before where squeezed into many different cupboards and almost impossible to find or access. Still needing some more rubbermaid bins but it is coming along.

Craft Room Renos Complete

Here a few pictures of my room finished. Doors still need painting but otherwise done. A very small room but made the most of it with a unit that has a good working space and lots of storage - lots of little drawers to organize things, easy access and lots of rack space for papers, nice big bookcase for larger items, good light, everything pretty much at my fingertips.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sarah Kay Anniversary Card

Boy, I seem to be on a roll. Decided to get a jump start on some cards I need for upcoming events. This is one I made for my daughter and her husband's anniversary coming up in October. The image is a Stampavie Sarah Kay stamp called First Kiss. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics - E11,E00,E49, E59,E57,E25,E55,E53,YG99,YG95,Yg93,YG91,W00,W2,W3,BG72,BG11,BG10,R20,R00. The image was cut and embossed with Spellbinder's Nestabilities Labels 8. then I sponged the edges with Memento London Fog. I used some Bronze shimmer paper to frame the image. I had to trace the Labels 8 and cut it out by hand. The card base was a cream Bazzill Bling cardstock. The patterned paper was Basic Grey Cappella collection and I inked all the edges with versa colour pinecone for a distressed look and make them pop a little more. I added some flowers from Making Memories Mocha collection, coloured a cheap dollar store brad with copic to match the colours. The leaves were punched and then I added some green sheer ribbon. The inside of the card was finished with some scraps from the patterned paper and Happy Anniversary was stamped on the inside.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

iCopic Challenge #3-Pink/Red/White Tilda

This is a card I made for the iCopic Challenge #3. You were to use Pink, Red and White in the card. I began with a burgundy red card stock by Prisma along with some white cardstock by Bazzill. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey "Indian Summer" collection. The stamp is Magnolia "Tilda with Hair Bow" which I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics - E11,E00,E000,R20,R89,R85,R83,R81,E99,E97,Y21,Y11,YG99,YG95,YG93,YG91,C3,C1,C00. The image was cut and embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Ovals and Scalloped Ovals. The edge was sponged with Memento Angel Pink, the wings were done with Clear Star Gelly Roll pen and I added 3 white half pearls along with white satin ribbon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Standing Tilda

Just finished this card and pleased with the results except for a little smudging I hadn't planned on and if I did it again I would move the image and the patterned paper it is on down some more. It seems a little top heavy to me. Anyway, the image is a Magnolia stamp called "Standing Tilda with Hair Bow". It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with copics - E11,E00,E000,R20,E49,E59,E25,E53,E41,E42,E43,E44,Y21,Y23,Y26,YR23,YG99,YG95,YG93,YG91. Then the image was cut and embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Oval Small. The inside edges were sponged with Versa Magic Sage and the edges of the papers were rubbed with Memento Rich Cocoa. The patterned papers were from My Mind's Eye "Home" collection. The orange paper was embossed with my cuttlebug and the swiss dot folder. The green polka dot paper was cut with Spellbinder's nestablilities scalloped ovals. The base of the card is a green Bazzill cardstock. I embellished with Prima flowers, the leaves and pearls spray were from the dollar store, and the the green half pearls are from Basic Grey Opaline collection.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bearing Gifts

This card used a Whipper Snapper stamp called "Bearing Gifts". The image was coloured in using copics - B26, B24, B21, C7, C5, Y15, Y13, YG25, YG23, YG21, R29, R27, R24, V99, V95, V93, YG99, YG95, B0000. The image was cut and embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 and then I sponged the edges with Dessert Sand ink. Deep red and white Bazzill cardstock was used along with pattern paper from s.e.i., a collection called Christmas Mint.

Blue Christmas

This is a card I just finished for Christmas in August. The stamp is called "Snow is Overrated" by Whipper Snapper. He was coloured with copics -B95, B93, B91, B0000, B97, YR14, YR12, E59, E57, E55, E11, E00. The image was cut out using Nestabilities rectangles and then I sponged the edges with Sky Blue dye ink. I added a little sparkle to the snow with the Quickie Glue Pen and Crystal Ritz Cool Highlights glitter. I used white, navy and brown Bazzill cardstock along with patterned paper called Snowflake Blue by Daisy D. The snowflakes were punched out and then I added come clear crystal gems to the centres. I finished the inside of the card with coordinating papers and more snowflakes and then added a white piece cut with Nestabilities Label 8 to have a space to add a note.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quilt Til Ya Wilt

Here are few pictures from Cariboo Calico Quilters latest workshop held Aug 20, 2010. We started at noon and quilted til everyone was ready to call it quits. Some people came and went and others stayed the whole time. We ordered in pizza for dinner and everyone was ravishing by the time it came. I left just after dinner so not sure when it ended. This workshop was for people to bring and finish UFO's (LOL). The quilt on the wall is Betty Easthope's 3.6.9 quilt that was fabulours all in florals.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

iCopic Challenge #2-Handy Man

This card I put together for a challenge at iCopic. The image is from High Hopes called Handy Man. The challenge was to use red, blue and yellow - not my favourite colour combination but..... I coloured the image with copics - C7, C5, C3, C1, B97, B95, B91, R29, R27, R24, Y15, Y13, Y11, E39, E35, E34, E33, E31, E44, E43, E42, E41. I used a Cuttlebug folder on brown card stock to make it look like wood grain.

Rock Star

This is a card I made using Ikadinkado Rock Star stamps. I followed a tutorial I found online by Michelle Zindorf. Thought this made a great card for those teen boys. The guitar was stamped and embossed. Then I coloured in the brown wood part and embossed with clear powder. Added swirls in background using Autumn Leaves Swirls stamp set. The background was sponged using Tsuinko dye inks in Dandelion, Pear Tart, Cottage Ivy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lil Snowman-iCopic Challenge #1

Just entered this card into the first iCopic challenge. Challenge was to include gold, brown and ivory in the project. Enjoyed colouring this image called Lil Snowman by Victoria Case. I used copic markers - E18, E19, E17, E13, E11, R29, R27, G24, G21, G20, R24, R22, C7, C5, E29, E27, E25, E15, B0000, and used some Stickles Frosted Lace for the snow. The papers are from the Basic Grey Wassail collection.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Big Guy Grilling

My most recent purchase - a stamp by Mo Manning for Stamping Bella called Big Guy Grilling. Love Mo Manning images. I coloured it using copics and used the new KaiserCraft Jungle Bug paper collection along with Bazzill cardstock. The sentiment I did up on the computer and then added a Jolee's barbeque embellishment.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Easter 2010 layout

I just completed this layout today. I started it last night at the crop at Imagination Station. I used Bazzill cardstock in chocolate brown for the background and framing along with a light yellow and aqua blue. The patterned paper is from BoBunny Flutter Butter striped and clover dot. The cardstock stickers are also from BoBunny called Chocolate Bunny and the brackets were from another set of cardstock stickers called Thankful. The title was cut with cricut using the Mickey font. The journalling was done using the JanieHmkbold font and dark brown colour. The edges were all distressed using VersaColor pinecone ink. The original photos had alot of bright blue and bright red from his Spiderman pjs and just didn't work with any of the Easter themed papers and so I printed them out in sepia to blend better.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

40th Anniversary Card

A card I made for my husband for our 40th Anniversary. These two bunnies are a High Hopes stamp. The papers are from Upsy Daisy Designs, Blossom collection. The flower was cut from Cricut Plantin cartridge into 6 layers of 3 sizes and then bent up for dimension.

Black Magic

This is a technique I came across on the internet and just had to try it out.

Birthday Card for My Son

A Rose is a Rose

I tried this stamp many years ago before I discovered colouring with copics. So much more dimension with shading.

Retirement Cards-Mummu by Mo Manning

These are two cards I made for people retiring. I used the stamp by Mo Manning (Stampavie) called Mummu. I thought it looked like someone happily walking away.

Monday, June 14, 2010

High Hopes Colour Challenge #80

Here is a card I am submitting for the High Hope Colour Challenge #80 using blue, brown/kraft and cream. The image is High Hopes Troubled Travis.