Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cupcake Challenge

I was checking through some blogs this morning and saw this week's challenge (Challenge #113) at Cupcake Inspirations. Their challenges are based on some yummy-looking treats. :)
Take a look for yourself at how delicious these look:
Recently I bought a gift card for someone and purchased the $1.00 card sleeve. I used that as a template to make my own. When I saw this challenge, I thought I would create one based on the cupcakes and use it for my sister's birthday. :)
I am entering it in the challenge.
I wish I had one of the delicious cupcakes right now...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Upgrading my template

I wanted to make some changes to my blog, so I've upgraded from my Classic template. It will probably take me some time to get everything the way I want, but if enlist the help of my oldest daughter, I might get done by the end of the week. I'm not sure what I want for the background, but I'm sure she will have some wonderful ideas for me. :)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pretty and Pink

When I was young, my favorite colour was pink. I had pink shirts, pink shorts, pink skirts, and pink dresses. My sister preferred blue. Her loss - pink is an awesome colour. Although I have very few pink clothes as an adult, I still love pink! When my girls were little, I would find the most adorable pink fabric and make them clothes - usually dresses. Unfortunately, they have outgrown wearing pink - and dresses.
So when I saw the Penny Black Saturday Challenge was "one for the girlies" it took me back to my pink days, which was the inspiration for the main colour on my card. I used the sketch from this week's challenge at the Penny Black Blog...that ends tonight.
The majority of paper I used was from My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose 6x6 paper. It has such beautiful patterns and colours. The stamp is from Penny Black - 'sealed with a kiss'. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photo Inspiration at Allsorts Challenge Blog

The inspirational photo at Allsorts Challenge Blog has me wishing summer was here - instead of the wet, cool spring we're experiencing. It's raining, again, as I'm posting this.
I used Stamping Bella images Arthur and Annie. The clouds were made with a little doodle-type stamp from Hampton Arts. I started with white cardstock and used distress inks to make my beach/sky background. I used dimensional foam on Annie and the little sand pile, just to add a little extra dimension to the card.

I am entering this is at Allsorts Challenge Blog. There is also an extra part to the challenge this week, that I've already completed and emailed, so check out their site! (But it ends soon.)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Birthday for my sister...

My sister's birthday is coming up this month and I thought I would make her a card with my new HA stamp, Tall Flower. I coloured it with copics and paper pieced the darker part of the flower. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts. I am entering it the Hero Arts May contest.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Flowers Amongst Flowers...

The Penny Black Blog’s weekly challenge is to “lift” a card by one of their designers. I choose this card. I used my Marvy brush markers to colour the PB stamp. I misted it with water and stamped it on some watercolour paper. To get most of the image, I had to rotate my square die to cut this out. I used Antique Linen to ink up my letter stamp and stamped it on the patterned paper underneath the image and mat. The pp is from MME Stella and Rose collection.
I am entering this card in three challenges: Penny Black blog, Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog (Anything Goes) and Penny Black Saturday Challenge (Milestones – I am celebrating 19 years of marriage to a wonderful man.)