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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Garden Visitor

Just a quick pic of a tiny visitor to my garden. Much smaller than the young bear who passed through the yard this evening!! Of course I was too intrigued and busy watching to get my camera!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday

Another birthday card for August!! This one is for my father-in-law. He is an avid outdoors man and hunter and beleive it - this is the closest thing to outdoors I had in my stash of stamps. Will have to fix that!!

Anyway, I used an owl from The Greeting Farm's Hoo Loves You set, some Stampin Up dp and some CTMH buttons. That's about it, other than a little sparkle from my Clear Spica Glitter Pen and some Glossy Accents on the little guys beak

By the way, I coloured the owl using Stampin Up inks and a blender pen.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Hoo Loves You, Amy R's Birthday Sentiments
Paper: Stampin Up Le Jardin cs, Always Artichoke
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown, Stampin Up Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, CTMH paper piercer, embroidery thread and buttons, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Glossy Accents, Stampin Up blender pen

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Thousand Sheets of Paper - Literally!!

Hey everybody - wanna see what a thousand sheets of paper looks like? You have to check out this blog-a-versary giveaway over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper!! Amy is giving away a thousand sheets of paper - literally, and so much more!! Head over and check out the details!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday

Here is the third card of four birthday cards I need this month. Actually the birthday was in July but luckily we haven't got together yet so I'm good!!

I continued with the Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss paper pack. This time I used Kraftin' Kimmie's Eleanor. She was fun to colour. I used a bit of some homemade glitter spritz on the flowers and some Hero Arts gems for the center. And for a bit more bling, I added some Diamond Stickles to the flowers on Eleanor's hat. The sentiment was popped up using some mini pop dots.

I finally made my own cloud background with some sponge and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I simply cut out a piece of cardstock in the shape of a cloud and sponged around it all over the white background of the stamped image. I'm very happy with how it turned out and it's actually not so intimidating like I thought :-)

I used I Love 2 Stamp's August Sketch for You to Try.

I'm also entering this in the Crafty Calendar's August Challenge - Hot Colours and The Crafty Pad's Challenge #134 - Cute n' Girly and of course I also entered The Spotted Chick's That's Krafty Thursday #53.

Paper: Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss, Stampin Up Night of Navy cs, kraft cs
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Eleanor, Amy R's Birthday Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Copics
Accessories: glitter mist (flowers), Diamond Stickles, Hero Arts gems, flowers from stash, Mini Pop Dots

Friday, August 12, 2011

{Make A Wish}

Okay - here we go! This is the third birthday card for this month, which I forgot about, so I still have two more to do

This is for a friend's little boy who is turning two. I'm so glad to finally use this stamp. I used it once at a card class and had to have it!! I'm loving these bright colours and cordoroy brads!

I used this weeks Sweet Stop Sketch #120. I'm also entering this card in Crafty Calendar's August Challenge - Hot Colours and Catch the Bug's August Anything Goes Challenge.

Paper: Bo Bunny A Gift of Love dp, Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie cs
Stamp: Stamping Bella Turtle Tots Birthday, Amy R's Birthday Sentiments, Inkadinkado Kids Quotes You Make Me Smile
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Perfect Plum, copics
Accessories: Nestabilites petite circles, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin Up Summer Sun Cordoroy brads, Spica Clear Glitter pen, ribbon from stash

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Hey Girly......

This is a birthday card I had to do for another friend this month - I think I have 4 to do, so two down, two more to go!! I wanted to use the Bo Bunny Barefood and Bliss paper again, I love how the paper is perfect for backgrounds - it makes my life simple. And I must say, it was much easier cutting out this stamped image than the last!!

I used CC Designs Bikini Honey for the first time. I'm really loving these beachy, summery themed cards. I also used three of Amy R's sentiment stamps so I'm entering this card into this weeks ATS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes and Anyone for Anya Challenge - Summer.

Stamps: CC Designs Bikini Honey, Amy R's Summer Sentiments, Amy R's Birthday Sentiments, Amy R's Sassy Sentiments
Paper: Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss dp, Stampin Up Night of Navy cs and Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Ink, Copics
Accessories: Bo Bunny Coordinating Buttons, nestabilities, Inksentials White Gel Pen, Sakura Black Glossy Pen, White embossing powder , CTMH Juniper Waxy Flax

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