Friday, April 13, 2018

Birthday Rascal

Happy Friday Y'all!

Today I'm joining in with this cute card I made for my nephew.  I bought this stamp last year at The Scrapbook Expo and didn't get the chance to use it...'til now. It's the perfect image for nephew! 
I used the sketch from the Sunday Stamp Blog, but I turned it vertically for my card. The colors are borrowed from the Color  Throwdown Challenge. I wanted to play with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge, so for this card I chose Kraft, Stiched and Free. I fake stitched the white cardstock and for my free element I chose stars. 
I hope you like it! 

Stamps: Altenew (Label love), Sherri Baldy(Boy)
Paper Recollections(kraft,  gold vellum, white, blue)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Tools: Gina-K (Stitched shapes), Spellbinders (scallop)
Accessories:Pearl stickers (Recollections), twine, pencils, Copic Markers, Rub-on Stickers (AdornIt)
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Friday, March 30, 2018

Love you bunches!

It's Spring time! Finally!

It's been quite some time since I got to play along with some challenges... but you know how it goes- life get's in the way :)
Simon says-Anything goes, and possibly with Stampendous product, so-there you have it! I've had that sunflower stamp for a long time... it's quietly sitting on my desk waiting to get invited to the party... and finally I decided to use it. It's an old stamp, but brand new for me :) I used the soft colours from the ColorThrowdown Challenge and the sketch that the Gals over at the Case This Sketch created. I created my circular focal point with the help of my image and watercoloring the background, leaving a white circular "border" around it. I LOVE Tic Tac Toe challenges! For this one I went with flower-gold-baker's twine...or green-baker's twine-bold sentiment.
Despite the fact that I'm a little bit rusty, I have to say I enjoyed creating this card and I'm quite pleased how it turned out. 
I hope you like it as well!

Stamps: Stampendous (Sunflower ladybug), Hampton Art (Handwritten sentiments)

Paper: Recollections(white)
InkVersafine (black) 
Accessories:  pencils, watercolors, Copic markers, baker's twine

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Golden Christmas

Happy Thursday Y'all!

Inspired by the colorful wreath from the card Concept blog I created this CAS card. I used a beautiful poinsettia image for my focal point but I decided to be a rebel and use pink instead of the traditional Christmas red. And gold to finish the festive feel to it. 

 Paper: Recollections (white)
Stamps: Altenew (poinsettia)
Ink: Ms.Sparkle &co (gold), Versafine(black)
Tools: PTI (merry), Altenew (poinsettia)
Accessories:  gel pencils, pearl stickers, washi, 
comic markers, pencils

Sunday, November 26, 2017

CAS-e this Inspiration

Happy Saturday!

After Thanksgiving and Black Friday crazy and in between waiting for Cyber Monday insanity i managed to find time and make a card! With my new toys!

I am in love with the wooden star from the inspirational photo the Gals over at the Inspired by blog posted. I just had to! And I did! On a white cardstock I smudged (yes, that's an official technique!) my star and on the top I stamped my brand new stamp. And somehow (meaning with quite struggles) I managed to CAS-e the sketch from that other challenge... No, really, you'll see it...just use a LOT of imagination lol.

Well, ready or not Christmas is coming so here it is in all it's glory- the second Christmas card for this year. Oh, I'm so screwed!

Paper: Recollections (white, gold)
Stamps: Recollections (Christmas)
Ink: Hampton ink (pink), Versafine(black)
Tools: Gina-K Dies (stars)
Accessories:  gel pencils, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Happy holiday season! 
Lets the eating and drinking festivities begin!

The Passion for Promakers Gals reminded us that Christmas indeed is around the corner. Honestly it's hard to tune in, especially if it's 90F outside. It is Warm and Cozy, but just a little differently lol. Nevertheless, I jumped on the Holiday card making wagon. 
This card was inspired by a few challenges.
I chose quite non traditional colors for it- the soft colors of the ginger house really caught my attention. And since we're celebrating- there's gotta be stars!
So here it is!

Paper: Recollections (white, pink, beige)
Stamps: Hero Arts (Merry)
Ink: studio G(pink), Versafine(black), colorbox (gold)
Tools: Gina-K Dies (stars), PTI (Merry)
Accessories:  watercolors, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Inspired by#73
Passion for Promakers#422

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Color Throwdown Guest Stamper

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

I am beyond thrilled to join the Ladies of the Color Throwdown for this week's challenge!

It is fall season (even though that's not the case in LA with 104F today) so I had to try and do something appropriate... for the season. The colors for this challenge are eggplant, olive and rust, so I immediately thought-autumn leaves. I created a sectional background with some stamps, watercolors and pencils. Focal point opposite from it- and there you have it. Even though it seems like it has a lot of elements I still consider this card Clean and Simple.
I hope you enjoyed it!
Be sure to stop by the Color Throwdown Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.

PaperRecollections(white,olive green, vellum)
Stamps: Heidi Swapp (Magnolia Jane),TPCStudio (Autumn Harvest),Studio112, Inkadinkado
Ink: s.e.i.(cayenne,cumquats), Versafine(black)
Accessories:  watercolors, pencils, pearl stickers
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Monday, October 16, 2017

CAS Paper Players

A simple and clean card for Halloween

I really wanted to participate in the speed challenge over at the As You see it Blog, not only because it's fun, but also so I can learn to make cards faster-it takes me way too long... So after careful planing, I had an idea and I started. It took 7.5 min. (And only because i glued the rhinestone more on my fingers than on the card. ) So it's do-able!
The colors got inspired by the Colour Throwdown and house of cards. The moon is more orange in real life than on the picture. And not to forget the theme-it's spooky time over at the Paper Players! 

Stamps: Hampton Art(October31), Inkadinkado(All Hallow's Eve)
Paper: Recollections(white
Ink: Versafine (black) s.e.i. (cayenne, cumquats, coral)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), washi tape

Color Throwdown

Trick or Treat, True or Not, Halloween is around the corner!

So, I am making cards for friends and family which gives me the perfect excuse to participate in challenges (not that i need one hehe)
For this one I follower the sketch from the Try Stamping On Tuesday blog and the colors from the Color Throwdown blog. My spiders are Tim Holtz rub on...which I had For-e-vah!!! but I was happy to find the perfect placement for them :)

Stamps: Recollections (Halloween)
Tools: Spellbinders (scallop, circle)
Paper: Recollections(KraftPatterned paper (DCWV)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), Rub-on (Tim Holtz), KopiC markers, twine