Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hero Arts April Contest B

I managed to finish my entry for the second half of the Hero Art April Contest. It is a masculine Gift Card holder. I made two of these earlier this month for my dad and nephew - they each received a Tim Horton's gift card. I forgot to take a picture of them, so I had to make a new one for the contest. Luckily, my new Bo Bunny paper arrived in time for me to use it on the card. :) I used my Hero Arts sentiment stamps for the inside and front. Check out the Hero Arts Flickr Group to see all the wonderful entries!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Emboss it!

Well, here it is Tuesday night and I am just submitting my entry for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog (which ends tonight). It has been another busy week and I was lucky to find a little time while baking buns to finish my card.
The theme this week at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is Emboss It. I embossed a square piece of cardstock and turned it so it stood out more. I stamped the sentiment in black and embossed it with clear embossing powder - gives it a little shine. :) The image is one of my new ones from Penny Black. You might have noticed that the button does not have any thread through it...the first button broke and I had to add a new one after the card was done. I guess I could have glued a piece of floss on...I'll have to try that later.
I just noticed that the sentiment looks a little blurry. If you click on the picture and see the larger image, you can see it clearer - I guess the shine is what makes it blurry.
Edit: Sorry, the contest ends Wednesday at 8:00am CET, not last night.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For a Child and Masculine...

It is another busy week and unfortunately I don't have as much time as I would like to make some cards. Luckily, yesterday I was able to find a little time and made a card to enter into two challenges: Hero Arts April Challenge - Masculine and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - For a Child.

My daughter was home yesterday and told me what image I should use and how to lay it out. It was nice to see her show an interest in it. :)
I'm off to school to help the kindergarten kids make some Easter cards for their families. Have a great day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Daily Marker Blog Candy

Kathy, at The Daily Marker, is giving away some wonderful blog candy! I have a picture of it on my sidebar. Check out her awesome blog, full of beautiful cards and great tutorials!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New MME papers!

I just got my new papers from MME and I'm really excited to use them! I bought Stella and Rose Gertie (the one I used for this card), Hattie and Mabel. I coloured the ribbon with my copic YR23 - after hearing so many other people say they colour their own ribbon I had to try it myself. It is definitely easier than having so many different coloured ribbons to store.

I'm entering my card this week in two challenges: Card Patterns Sketch 110 and Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Say it with Flowers.

Friday, April 08, 2011

While Searching for New Ideas....

I came across a link to Cathy's blog, Ellieskeepers Creations. She is giving away some awesome items and I thought I would enter for a chance to win.
I really like her blog (from what I've had a chance to read so far) and she has made many beautiful cards! While reading through, I realised that I have seen some of Cathy's wonderful cards on other blogs (like Basic Grey).

Monday, April 04, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Domi's Sketch

This week at Simon Says Stamp, the challenge was to use a sketch by design team member, Domi. I made a slight change to it because I like using the scalloped dies and don't have any rectangular ones. :) I used a Penny Black Christmas stamp (I bought them recently and have been wanting to use them!) The paper is from Bo Bunny. I made a mistake and put adhesive on the wrong side of the inside square...and I couldn't change it. I really wanted to use the side with the purple and green Christmas trees. The center paper blends in too much and the snowflakes don't have quite the same effect. I didn't have time to re-do it, though, and I really wanted to enter this week's challenge.