Friday, June 15, 2012

It's a Boy!

Yesterday's Noon Time Challenge at Flourishes was to create art using a Letter(s) as the main focus. I created this baby boy card using a chipboard letter and some hand made fairy tale roses (you can see my tutorial on how to make these flowers here).

(Even though I have this program set to center my picture, for some reason it keeps putting them on the Left, anyone know how to fix this?)


Paper - Blue CS (Bazzill), White Daisy, Sorbet and Sweet Leaf CS (CTMH)
Stamps - Hello Baby (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Sky & Sweet Leaf (CTMH)
Accessories - sheer ribbon, chipboard 'B' (CTMH)
Other - Swiss Dot EP (Provo Craft), border punch (Martha Stewart), Floral Ovals, Large & Small Classic Ovals (Spellbinders), 1/2" flower punch (EK Success), Cricut Art Philosophy (CTMH), 3D foam

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just for You from the Porch

I am so excited to make a card using one of the images from the stamp set 'On The Porch' which was a new release last month at Flourishes. I am especially happy because it was a set that I won! I love their beautiful images which are great for colouring and they stamp perfectly.

Yesterday's Noon Time Challenge for the July release was to create a card with part of it 'popped up'. I popped the whole image on this card with foam tape (it's hard to see in the photo). I used this week's sketch 'rs#15' at 'retrosketches'. I also tried to speed things up at bit by trying to make quick decisions re: sketch, papers, embellishments. This was a real challenge for me since every step along the way to making a card usually takes me an age. I'm not 100% happy with this card but that's OK.


Paper - Beau Chateau (SU), Neena Classic Crest Solar White (for image), White and gold CS (Bazzill)
Stamps - On the Porch (Flourishes), Say it With Style (Waltzing Mouse)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories - 1 1/2" silk ribbon (May Arts), sparkle flourishes (CTMH)
Other - Labels Eight (Spellbinders), Bow Easy, 3D foam tape

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Card For Dad

It's new release week at Flourishes so I thought I would try and play along with some of their challenges. Yesterday's Timeless Tuesday challenge #173 was to create something for a Dad. I don't have any Flourishes sets with masculine images so I had to make do with a sentiment from the 'With Gratitude' set. I also didn't have the right size chipboard letters, so I made my own by layering letters cut out on the cricut. I wanted to do 5 - 6 layers, but ended up with only 4 because I only had a very small piece the paper left that I wanted to use, but I think they worked. I do like how this card turned out.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch #245 and also entered City Crafter Challenge #113 - Buttons, Buttons...

Supplies: Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" - All Supplies CTMH except where noted

Paper - Cruisin' DP, Grey Wool, White Daisy, Juniper, Black CS, Red CS (Bazzill)
Stamps - With Gratitude (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Grey Wool
Accessories - Buttons, Black Hemp, Black ribbon
Other - Cricut Art Philosophy, Without a Lock Embossing folder (Couture Creations), 3D Foam

Friday, June 8, 2012

Gimme Ten!

The challenge posted at Flourishes' blog today is to create a card in 10 minutes. In my world that would be considered a 'miracle'. This challenge really intrigued me because I usually can't get anything done in ten minutes, but I sure would like to speed things up a bit. So, I picked a paper pack and a couple of stamp sets, started the clock and this is what I came up with. The card actually took me closer to 15 minutes to complete, but I have to say I really surprised myself.

I am also entering this card in Julie Koerber's 5th Anniversary challenge at Out To Impress.

Supplies: Card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper - Mocha Morning (SU), Black CS (SU), Colonial White CS (CTMH)
Stamps - Butterfly Blossoms (Flourishes), Gratitude (Flourishes)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black