Monday, August 31, 2009
I used Water Colour Pens along with a Blender Pen to get this look. I ran some ink from the pends onto a white plate and picked it up with the Blender Pen, I also used liquid pearls for the fur trim, I didn't have anything else that would 'puff up' although it looks good IRL, it has caught a bit of glare from the camera.
I also added gold highlights on the middle snowman's scarf and hat - you can see them if you look carefully! I used the MS Border Punch that I received in the mail on Friday from Pat Smethers (I am loving it Pat!) and lightly inked the edge in white craft ink and then added a slight touch of Kindy Glitz...trying to create the look of light snow - well - I did try!! LOL! I popped the fence up on dimensionals!
The Snowflake is from a RAK I received from Suleika (aka Roxystamper) months ago, I adhered this on a dimensional, added Kindy Glitz and a jewel for effect. The photo corners are also from Pat Smethers, in a previous RAK and the ribbon is from another Twisted Sister Helen (aka misshelenstamps)BUT the little black bling are mine!!!
Thank you for dropping in, I do appreciate the comments you leave - they make my day!! God bless you!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
I have also used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, which worked so well with the look I was wanting to achieve....this is the first Layout I have done for the MMSC, so am hoping that it is okay!!! It is also for the Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS which is 'Very Vintage' and I would say that this more than fits that challenge with all of the sponging and aging - AND I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT ME with the aging!! LOL!
I embossed a panel of creme CS with the Textiles Embossing Folder, tearing one edge and sponging it with distressing ink, then layered in onto black CS. The edges of the photo have been distressed and layered onto distressed black CS. A lace border has been added to the bottom edge of the photo. I have also sponged and added 2 lots of CS behind the photo, one bing flocked and the other embossed....I love the different textures.
The flourish at the top of the photo is from the Layers of Color Nature Walk set, this has quickly become one of my favourite sets, it is so versitile, I love the way it looks with this gorgeous flower which is part of a RAK from the lovely Sabrina (aka ok1mom2girlz) along with the stunning pin - thank you Sabrina for your gorgeous gift...I am loving everything in it... The flowers have been sponged on the ends of the petals, the pearl button is part of a heap of buttons I was given - these are perfect for flower centres and these qualify me for the Pile it On Challenge where we are to use 3 of anything...buttons, layers and flowers - I am in with this one!!
The flourish on the bottom left is from the Layer of Color set Old World Flourishes. The flower centre and that gorgeous heart and both 'vintage' buttons that my friend (and SU Demo) Ann brought me back from the USA - they are perfect for this page - thanks Ann! The Fancy Corners are also from Ann, part of her SU purchases - yes she got a BIG SHOT and everything that could possibly go through it - we were able to play with it on Wednesday night at Scrapbooking!! The Squares on the top of the embossed panel are from the Layers of Colour set Gothic Crosses, I have added half pearls to these and to one of the flowers....so this would qualify this layout for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!
Oh and I must add that the sentiment is from ISC, I won 2 sheets of stamps on their Blog Hop a little while back - this one is from the 'All About Me' set and is fitting for this page, because it is - 'A Bit of Me!'
Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments - you are so encouraging and it makes my day seeing that you have stopped by! God bless you!!
I have used an image I was sent by my SCS friend Kathy (aka Wattle) who went to the trouble of embossing it for me as well - thank you Kathy! I have coloured it with pearlised Chalks and this qualifies it for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge as well - using pearls! I have also used the silver half pearls that were sent to me in a RAK from another SCS friend, Pam (aka Pam124)
After colouring the image I attached it to a layer of shimmery blue CS and then to a darker navy blue CS, for added depth...this was paper pierced and attached to some embossed CS. Ribbon from my Twisted Sister Peggy (aka Marilyn Prestonn) and the sentiment mounted on the 2 layers of CS (the sentiment is from another Twisted Sister, Lesley - aka Marleygo) Where would I be without my friends - boring cards that is for real! LOL!!
I finished off by lightly chalking the wings and adding touches of Kindy Glitz and using a Gold Gel Pen and added highlight on the gown...these don't show up too well, as you would know from your own experience...
So that is it from me for now, I will be doing another post later tonight. It is Saturday here and wet - we are all enjoying chilling out - perfect for making cards and enjoying this wonderfully blessed life we have! Thank you for coming by, I love it when you visit and love reading your comments - you bless me!! I hope you are having a great day - if not, keep hanging on, persevere - a new one is coming in the morning!! God bless you!
Friday, August 28, 2009
It also qualifies for the ABC Challenge where circles are the order of the day! PLUS the Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS which is all about vintage - and you know how I love VINTAGE!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
This card is also for Mothermark's Tea Party Tuesday...I have combined last weeks and this weeks - ha! Cindy, dar-r-rling, I have to be honest and say I had every intention of playing last week - even 'had be a lighthouse' but somehow along the way I got distracted BUT...do not fear...along the way I am collecting clues for this weeks Murder Mystery....so am multi tasking Dar-r-r-ling and making this card for both weeks - and that is what I have to say about that!!
This is a very quick post from me (shock horror) as it is nearly time for school pick up - once the kids get home there will be no time for this...so here you have it....although I do have to say Cindy - I have found a 'bobby' in Craft Central, so hope to make another appearance this week - maybe with the guilty party (maybe not too!! LOL!!)
I am also slipping this into the Doubledog Dare Challenge which is honouring gals of all ages - you can find it here. It also qualifies for the Pile It On Challenge where it is all about threes - I have used three brads - so I am in!! YAY!
Thank you for visiting....and for your comments - I love it when I can see you have been - I am trying to get across to you as well - hope you have a great day! God bless you!
I was inspired by this card of M's and made it last night but have so much trouble trying to get a good photo...today has been very overcast and windy, so any photos outside were ghastly, so I had to resort to PLAN B.....one of the main problems with the photographing was the silver panel...now those of you who know me, know that this is recycled...now what could today's be from...Apple Pie...and yes, DH saw to it that I had a good supply of it! LOL!
The beautiful butterfly is from a set that Peggy (aka Marilyn Prestonn - Happy Birthday Peggy!) sent me in the most amazing RAK, the flowers are from the lovely Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) in another gorgeous RAK, the rest is from my supplies and pretty self explanatory really!
Thank you for looking and all of those encouraging comments - it is always such a 'buzz' when I see that you have been - wouldn't it be great if we could visit in person!! I have set aside tomorrow to get caught up with a few cards and get organised with a Layout. I have Scrapbooking tomorrow night and my SU demo and friend, Ann has just arrived back from the USA today and informed me via email that she has made a dent in the Stampin' Up Industry...so I can't wait to see what she has brought back!! I hope you are having a great day!! God bless you!
The rules for this award are that I must list 5 things I love to do, and then pass it along to five other people:
I love to:
1. Spend time with my family
2. Create with paper - it is a passion of mine
3. Spend time with friends, in person or online!
4. Drink Coffee
I am passing this onto some of the amazing people who follow my Blog:
This award is from Queenie, whose Blog I have just discovered and LOVE! Thank you Queenie for this honour, I always love it when you come and visit and am thrilled that you would pass this award onto me.
The rules with this award are:Link it to the person who gave it to you in your post.Pass it on to seven other bloggers who inspire you....how hard is that - you all inspire me, but here are seven that I have chosen today:
Thank you so much to Grace and Queenie - you have blessed me!! I am going to link all of these blogs during the day - but I have had this post sitting in draft for a couple of days - if I don't post it now I am skeered that I will not get to it!! So if you check this morning and it is not linked, please pop back later and have another look!! Thanks!
Thank you to you too for visiting, you know I love to see you!! I hope your day is a good one! God bless you!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
18. Darlene (akronstamperdpk)
63. Lovely Linda
below have entered all but the very first one :)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment if you can - I love to know that you have been!! God bless you!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is MojoMondays celebration week - they have reached their 100th challenge and are celebrating this week with a new challenge every day. This one is MOJOJANETTE and made one quick card....which is great as I have to get some made for one of the boutiques for Tuesday...so I am hoping to get a few made tomorrow....I will definitely we using this one again!
I have chalked the image and coloured the coffee mug with red glitter pen and then added Dimensional magic, to give it a more realistic look! The image has been layered onto black CS and attached to the background DP which has had layered torn CS, DP and lace. A hydrangea flower was added, which I had added flower stamens to and I finished it all off with brads.
Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments, you make my day...I love knowing you have been here!! Enjoy your day...chill out and maybe even get in come 'THERAPY!' LOL! God bless you!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The circles are embossed with the 'Textiles' Embossing Folder and distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Walnut Stain. The flower is from a Blog Candy that I won from Abby (of Abby's Garden) and the middle strip has been punched with the Fiskar Border Punch - Sunburst...I love the vintage look this border punch can take on when it is sponged along the edge!! I have added the sentiment layered on black CS and finished with a String of Half Pearls along the top of each embossed circle - unfortunately the flash has shown up the tape that they are on...but at least this way you can see how they look!)
Friday, August 21, 2009
I have used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and really enjoyed it - if you haven't been over and checked it out already - you are missing out!! you can find it here. I chalked the image, which qualifies this card for the Stampin' B. Challenge as well! Dimensional Magic was added to the ornament, giving it a realistic look IRL...I have added touched of gold through the pine needles and on the top of the ornament!
The image has the corners cut with a small circle punch and then is sponged around, layered on black CS and secured with gold brads. I have torn and sponged strips of DP to add to the end panels, then used eyelets and made holes and threaded gold cord through some lovely little jewellery clasps....the extra gold touches add so much life to this card!
So that is all there is to that - thank you for stopping to have a look - I appreciate each and every comment and hate to miss you! It is Friday Night here and we have taken our girls down the coast to stay with our friends for the weekend - on the way back it was so windy and cold - makes you appreciate the comforts of home!! With only my DS and DH at home - I am in for a quiet weekend....and we know what that means....LOL! God bless you!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I have used chalks to colour the image, which I won in Blog Candy for Sharon and this is the first time I have inked it up, but won't be the last! I have used DP and embossed CS for the different panels and have sponged around all of them! Lace and ribbon have been added along with the gorgeous flowers that arrived in a RAK form the lovely Sabrina and added some silver embellies!!
I need to get some anniversary cards done for one of the Boutiques that sell my cards, so thought this might be a great image...I do try and keep the sentiments fairly 'generic' so they can be used for a number of occasions, I also try to make two cards at a time!
Well, time to kink this and get to bed - thanks for dropping in...and for your kind comments...you make my day!! God bless you!
and the theme is food .....so.... that being said,
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I have taken a close up as it can be hard to capture dimension in a photo...I love the lift that it can give...you wouldn't think that it could make such a difference!! I love the concept of this card and can think of sets that I have that I could do this with....hmmmm....thinking...thinking!
This qualifies for the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week the theme is Christmas in August....I could handle Christmas every month - how about you! LOL! It is also for the Creative Card Crew Challenge, which is also Christmas in August - sounds like we are all going to be organised this year!! LOL!
Thank you for stopping by I love to see you have been and appreciate your encouraging comments - you know they make my day! God bless you!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
You know I love to look around for challenges and found Whimsey Challenges earlier this week - it is all about Animal Magic this week, so this card fits!!
Another Challenge I have found is the ABC Challenge which is A is for anything goes with the option of animals!
Flourishes are turning two and are celebrating BIG time, they have set up a Royal Court and you can imagine my surprise AND delight when I saw that I had been added to their Royal Court. This is what they said,
'Last Wednesday, they made Lois Bak the 'Queen' of our Royal Court! As we celebrate our second anniversary, we thought, why not honor this loyalty by making some of our best and brightest customers... royalty! We could literally "crown" them as one of our most precious gems in business.This week, we looked to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge Players! Not one, but TWO ladies rose to the top! This week we hereby crown.....
In the 28 weeks that the Friends of Flourishes have ushered in their Timeless Tuesday challenges, Liz Williams has missed only two! And, there have been many weeks that she linked up not one, but two or three or even four cards! We love her commitment and style!
We also crown..... 'Lovely Linda' as many call her might have missed a few challenges but there is no doubt - she's got the Timeless Tuesday Fever! After we looked at all the challenges and her entries - she's submitted well over 50 cards for our FTTC challenges! You go girl!
Ladies, we love your vim and for it, you officially join Lois as members of our Royal Court! We'll be sending some goodies your way!'
What a thrill for me, I had no idea until Linda the Funky Junky said something in a comment - so thank you Linda....I do feel like Royalty now...look out family!!! Thank you Ladies at Flourishes...you are such beautiful bunch of ladies and I love being part of this fabulous Challenge....I can't stand missing a week here and there, but it does happen so I have to make up for it other weeks - some weeks I have made as many as 6 cards - bit with all of that inspiration...how could I not!!! I am both honoured and humbled to be chosen to be part of the Royal Court - cant wait to see what's next AND to see what's coming my way!!
Thanks you for sharing this moment with me - I slept in my crown last night and it sure does dress up my 'around the house clothes!' Do you think the neighbours will think I've lost my mind if I wear it as I garden out the front of the house - LOL!? Hope you are enjoying your weekend - it is Saturday and sunny here....gorgeous, a taste of Spring which is just around the corner!!! God bless you!!