Sunday, February 28, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #7 DT card

Thanks for stopping by today!

My card today features an image from our sponsor, The Stamping Boutique, called AJ the Race Car Driver.  As soon as I saw him, I knew he was the guy for me ;)  I always seem to struggle with boys and mens cards.  I needed one for a birthday last week and I had NONE in my stash!  So I decided that I need to push myself out of my girlie comfort zone more often!


This image can be used for so many different occasions, birthdays, congratulations, job well done, etc!

The sketch is by my dear friend Shana, and I love this layout!  I hope you will stop by Paper Sundaes and play along with our sketch challenge for your chance to win 5 digital stamps from the Stamping Boutique!

I am entering this card into just one challenge this week, Quixotic Challenges- One for the Boys.

Happy Sunday!

**~~Christine~~**

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Girl power!!

If you're Canadian and a fan of the Olympics, you know that yesterday was a great day!  Our women won 4 medals!  Gold and silver in Bobsleigh, silver in speedskating team relay, and bronze for speedskating.  Girl power!! :D

I did manage to get a bit of work done while I was cheering our girls on... I finished up a card that had been in the works for a few days.  I used another paper pieced Pure Innocence stamp from MFT, I just love them!!

I used the current sketch layout from Sketch Saturday, but rotated it 90 degrees. The DP panels are My Mind's Eye, and are stitched.  The cardstock is DoubleMates, light pink on one, and the darker on the other.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

**~~Christine~~**

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nothing says Spring like baby Chicks!

Good morning!  I hope everyone is staying healthy out there!  My family has all been fighting a cold this week, no fun!

Today I have a card featuring Mimosa Chicken, a Bildmalarna stamp that you can purchase at Paper Jewels.  She is just so adorable, I fell in love with her at first sight!


The layout is from the new challenge at Papertake Weekly.

The papers are Lemonade by Basic Grey.  They are perfect for the current color challenge at the Basic Grey Challenge Blog.

Mimosa and the sponged background are colored with Tim Holtz re-inkers.  Here is a close-up:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

If you love these stamps, don't forget to play along at either Paper Sundaes challenge which is sponsored by Paper Jewels this week,  or the Paper Jewels challenge, for your chance to win!

**~~Christine~~**

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #6

This week at Paper Sundaes, our challenge is to distress your cards!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Jewels, a North American retailer of Bildmalarna and Sweet Pea stamps!  She is providing the winner of this weeks challenge with 2 Bildmalarna stamps, you can see them on the Paper Sundaes challenge blog!

My card today uses one of the brand new Bildmalarna releases, called Tossa Get Well.  The layout is from the current sketch challenge at Charisma Cardz.  The papers were all distressed with my Tim Holtz distressing tool, and then inked with my TH distress re-inkers.  The flowers are distressed with chalks.


I am also entering this card into the current challenge at Stampavie Challenge #82- Get Well, and the current challenge at Creative Card Crew- Get Well Soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

**~~Christine~~**

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yum, chocolate!

I am just getting this entry in before the deadline!  The current challenge at Stamptacular Sunday is a treat holder.  I made this box a few days ago from a tutorial at Splitcoast, but then got busy and didn't get it finished!


It is filled with mini York Peppermint Patties, yum!  Thanks for stopping by today, see you tomorrow with a new Paper Sundaes DT post!

I am also entering this into the "One piece of DP" challenge at ABC challenge blog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Loving the Pure Innocence stamps!

Last month I finally gave in and bought several Pure Innocence girls to play with, they are just so cute!!


I have several Pure Innocence cards in the works.  This particular one uses My Balloon.  Isn't she so sweet?  Her dress is paper pieced with my new favorite paper by Pink Paislee.  The sewing is done by hand since I still haven't resolved my sewing machine issues!  LOL  This fits perfectly with the Paper Piecing challenge at Stamped by Hand, with an extra entry for using a MFT stamp!  :)

The layout is from the current sketch challenge at Stamp With Fun.  I am also entering this card into the recipe challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog (3 types of embellies- button, ribbon, brads; 2 patterned papers; 1 image).  A few more challenges that I am entering this into: Stamp Something- a touch of Spring, Pals Paper Arts- Keep it simple sweetie, The Pink Elephant- ribbon, and If the Shoe Fits, Scrap it!- Mad for Plaid.

Thanks for stopping by!!

**~~Christine~~**

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One last Valentine's card!

I know, I know, I've said that before!  ;)  But I really think this will be my last Valentine's Day card!

My card today uses Mimosa Cupcake, from Paper Jewels.  She is the perfect accompaniment for a basket of baking, don't you think?


Mimosa is colored with copic markers.  I did the sentiment myself on the printer.  The paper is a new favorite of mine by Pink Paislee.

I am entering this card into several challenges, including:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Love
Cute Card Thursday: In the Name of Love
Lili of the Valley Thursday Challenge- Valentine
Stampin For the Weekend- Valentine
By the Cute & Girly- Love

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 29

Is anyone else having fun watching the Olympics?  We watched the mens moguls today, as well as the Pairs short figure skating.  I should be colouring while I watch!

My card today was an anniversary card for a friend of mine.  I used a Sugar Nellie stamp I won from their wonderful Advent calendar give-away, called "Happily Ever After".  I followed the current sketch challenge over at the Sugar Bowl Challenge blog.


Happy Anniversary!  :D

**~~Christine~~**

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #5

This week at Paper Sundaes Challenge blog, our challenge theme is Glittery Spring!  Our sponsor this week is Katie from Paper Makeup, and she is generously providing this week's winner with a grab bag filled with approximately $25 in stamps.

For my card today, I used Shaela from PMS, she is way too cute!


The layout is from the current sketch at Sketch Saturday.  She is colored with copics, and her dress and wings are colored using the feather blending method from this week's challenge at Copic Creations.  I am also entering this card into the Pollycraft: Things with Wings challenge, as well as the Pile it On: Let us See Flowers challenge.

Materials used:  Papers- My Mind's Eye.  Misc- Blossom Nestabilities, Dazzling Diamonds by SU.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure you play along with Paper Sundaes this week for your chance to win our fabulous prize!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flowers? For Me?

Today I have my second DT card for Paper Jewels!  Jenny sells the super cute Bildmalarna stamps.  My card today uses Mimo With Roses.  Isn't he adorable?  Check him out:


For my card, I used some scraps of my Basic Grey Bittersweet papers.  They're almost gone!  

Mimo is colored with Tim Holtz distress inks, I can't wait to get all of the new colours!

I am entering this card into the Stamptacular Sunday challenge, Love is in the Air, with no hearts :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

**~~Christine~~**

Sunday, February 7, 2010

DT Paper Sundaes Challenge #4- a sketch!

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today!  This week, Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog is sponsored by PaperWorks Co again, and they have a fantastic prize for you!

This week, Shana has another great sketch challenge for you!  This is my card:


I used one of the super cute Little Loud Stamps from PaperWorks Co called "The First Date", and it's matching sentiment that comes with it.  The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils using OMS.  The paper is Girl Friday, from Cosmo Cricket.

I am entering this card into a few challenges:
Creative Card Crew- Valentines
Charisma Cardz- I love you
Crazy for Challenges- Be My Valentine

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

**~~Christine~~**

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

If Friends were flowers...

Today is my first official post as a member of Paper Jewels design team.  Paper Jewels carries Bildmalarna stamps, and they are so cute!  It's a Canadian company that just opened last week.  Here is my card:



Jenny is so nice, and her shipping is very fast!  If you want to see more design team creations, stop by our blog!

The layout for this card is from the current sketch challenge at Mojo Monday.  I am also entering this into the Blooming Gorgeous challenge at Cute Card Thursday, and the Friends challenge at Totally Papercrafts.  Lastly, over at Pile it On, the current challenge is "Enough of Winter Colours".

Thanks for stopping by!  Please check out the post below this for my other card this morning!

A Valentine for My Daughter

OK, I admit it, this card gave me fits!  First I decided the image wasn't quite right, then the papers... in other words, I started over from scratch!  LOL... But in the end, I am thrilled with how it turned out!


If only I could find nail polish in that button's shade of Robin's egg blue!  :)

Here is a close-up:


I even did up the inside!    (warning, bad photo ahead!)


And it only took me 2 days of cutting, painting, and starting all over again from scratch!  :D

I'd love to hear what you think, after all that angst!

I am entering this into a few challenges:  The layout is from the current sketch challenge at Roses On Paper.  At Ilona's Shop Blog, the current challenge is Love and Hearts.  At Just Magnolia, the challenge is to use flowers and hearts.  At Color Throwdown, the color challenge this week is Soft Sky, Pink Pirhouette and Kraft.  Finally, the challenge at Magnolia Stamp Lovers is Buttons or Bows or Both.

I have another card for later this morning, I hope you'll come back!

**~~Christine~~**

Monday, February 1, 2010

Makeup 4 the Weekend

Good morning!  Only 2 weeks until the Olympics, is anyone else excited?  I wish we were going!

Today I have a card for Makeup for the Weekend #14 over at Paper Makeup.  It is a photo inspiration challenge with blues and white.  Here is my card:


I was really going for a clean and simple card again, that seems to be a theme for me this weekend!

I am also entering this card into the Friends challenge at Totally Papercrafts, since the bird and girl are definitely friends :).  Also, over at Cute Card Thursday, the current challenge is Blooming Gorgeous.  Lastly, over at Stamptacular Sunday the current challenge is Winter Blues.

Materials used:
Paper:  GinaK, Lynx (base), bazzill
Medium:  Momento with Copics
Accessories:  Stickles, flowers from PTI, Cuttlebug Swirls folder

Thanks for stopping by!!
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