Sunday, May 31, 2009

FS121 - Casing Roxi twice

Congratulations to Roxi on being Featured Stamper #FS121 over at Splitcoast Stampers. She has the most amazing gallery, full of wonderful works of art. She also host the Sketch challenges. There were so many cards in her gallery that I wanted to case, only managed to case two today. My dear Husband (Rob) and I went out for a motorcycle ride - we had the most beautiful, warm sunny day to go for a ride.
Here is the card that I cased of Roxi's - called "Fly Fishing" . Your are to change at least two things. I changed the image, colours, layout and I sewed on my card. The fisherman and fish are from Stampin up - the set is called "On the Fly". The sentiment is from Costco - clear stamps.
I Water coloured the images with Stampin up reinkers. Added the clouds and also the two trees on the left side of the fisherman. These trees are from Victorine Originals. Base card is kraft, next is basic black and the designer paper is from Memory Stor. All edges were sewed. I tore the designer paper to make the waves, added Diamond stickles to give the white caps sparkle.

Above is outside of card.
Below is the inside of card.
Below is the second card of Roxi's that I cased. Her card is called "Sentiment Only".
I changed the sentiment and colours, I sewed on my card and added bling. My sentiment is from a Stampin Up set - "Measure of Life". Designer paper is from Shasha Company. I punched out the butterflies and added mini rhinestones to their bodies. Used EK corner punch in the upper left corner and applied Diamond stickles to the white dots on the dp.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping.
Hugs... Pat

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SC230, WT220, Happy Birthday or Bust

Happy sunny Saturday everyone.... I made this card last night but didn't get a chance to upload it. I combined two Splitcoast Stamper challenges, sketch challenge #SC230 and the Ways to Use it Challenge WT220 - Beautiful buttons.

I received this cute Fluffles image from Anne Bradley (aka Dawson on SCS). Image was water coloured with Stampin up reinkers, the balloon, hat and candle wicks were all clear embossed. The chocolate chip card base and the pink pirouette panel were run through the cuttle bug - chocolate chip with swiss dot embossing folder, pink pirouette with heart embossing folder. Sewed edges of dp and sewed on the buttons. Made string for balloon. Stamped candles in pumpkin pie, more mustard and riding hood red. Cut out with oval nestability, matted with scalloped oval. Applied diamond stickles to candle wick and top part of hat.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy stamping.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Enjoy - It's your special Day

Above is hinge card closed.
Below hinge card is open.
Happy Tuesday everyone.
For this card I combined three challenges from Splitcoast Stampers - Colour challenge #CC220 - bashful blue, so saffron and pumpkin pie, Ways to use it challenge #WT219 - stamp it again and the Technique challenge #TLC222 - hinged card. This adorable House Mouse Image is called "In a Nutshell". I stamped image twice on water colour paper in stazon jet black. Water coloured with Stampin Up reinkers. Cut out the mouse and shell. Clear embossed the water on the main image to give it some shine. I used a plain circle nestability to cut out image. Matted with bashful blue and scalloped circle in pumpkin pie. I ran the blue dp through the cuttlebug with divine swirls folder. On the bottom orange panel, I used my Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, once on the Pumpkin pie and once again on the striped dp. I sewed around edges of upper and lower panels. Added diamond stickles to the swirls and the top of the flower. I popped up the flower and mouse head only to give them dimension. Attached the double ribbon, sentiment brad and corduroy hinge brad. Stamped the sentiment in stazon jet black, cut out circle, sponged edges with pumpkin pie. Sentiment is from Scrappy Cats - called birthday wishes.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping

Monday, May 25, 2009

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge - birthday

Happy Monday everyone. Todays challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog has been provided by our very own Birthday Girl - Lori Barnett. It was her turn to provide a challenge and seeing as today is her birthday, she felt a birthday theme was the perfect choice. Just make sure you use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your project.

I made a tri shutter style card - here is a wonderful tutorial by Bonnie Szwalkiewicz on how to make this fun card. It very easy to make - just takes awhile to decorate.

Above is my tri shutter card closed.

Below is the card open.

I water coloured this adorable Happy Hopper image - called "Bunny Bath". (thanks Pat Smethers for letting me stamp several of these adorable images - I finally purchased my own - which I recieved last week :)

I water coloured the image with Stampin Up reinkers, drew in the floor. I cut out the Bunny, tub and floor. Layered image over the striped dp - it looks like wood paneling. Matted with more mustard and chocolate chip scalloped square nestability. I just love the My Mind's Eye dp - Bloom & Grow line (flowers, dots and stripes) it is my absolute favourite right now. Each panel is matted with chocolate chip and all edges were stitched. I cut out the orange polka dot flowers with a cuttlebug die cut, punched out the flower circles with SU 1/4" circle punch. Attached the flowers with mini copper brads. The little blue flower on the sentiment panel was cut out from dp. Stamped sentiment in chocolate chip ("May every part of your Birthday have happy in it") - Sentiment is from Stampin Up - set is called "Full of Life". I made the little towel for the Bunny to dry off with. Crimped the More Mustard strip, folded over the top, sewed on the ribbon, threaded the brown ribbon through upper part of towel. Attached towel to card with button.

Please make sure to check out the other DT's blogs to see what they have come up with. I hope you will come along and join us in the challenge at House Mouse & Friends.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.

Happy Stamping

P.S.- Happy Birthday Lori

Sunday, May 24, 2009

FS120, TSC0515, Hows's everything on your End ?

Happy Sunday everyone - I cased another card of today's featured stamper on Splitcoast Stampers blog - Mercy (aka mkstampin74) "FS120" - Here is the adorable card I cased "Happiness".

I also combined this card with another challenge - Twisted Sisters Challenge TSC0515 - to case Pat Smethers - here is her card that I cased "McKenzies Pal". I stamped this Charlie Horse image while visiting Pat - earlier this year. Pat also uses the SU Water colour mini's to create the flowers around her images... I love this effect and Pat also loves horses and handsome cowboys :)

I hope I did justice to both of these very, very talented ladies.

Happy stamping... Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little piece of the blogging world.



FS120, Happiness is You

Congratulations Mercy (aka "mkstampin74") on being this weeks featured stamper on Splitcoast Stampers
"FS120". I love your gallery, it is chalk full of wonderful cards to case. Here is the first card I cased "You'll always have a friend".
I used this adorable House Mouse image called "Under the moon together" (I didn't
have the same mouse image).

Thanks for stopping by...

Happy stamping -

Hugs - Pat

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

TLC221, Tri Shutter - Thank You

Happy Tuesday everyone. For this card I used this weeks Splitcoast Stampers technique challenge "TLC221" - Tri Shutter Fold card. For the Tutorial see Bonnie Szwalkiewicz's Blog. I found the fold very easy to do - Bonnie gave wonderful instructions to follow. It was the decorating that took me awhile to do.
I will definetly use this technique again.
The flower is from Stampin Up's "Bloomin Beautiful" set and the sentiment is from Stampin Up's "Full of Life" set. I water coloured the flower twice. Cut out one image and popped up over other. Added Diamond Stickles to flower. Made the vase and tied on the ribbon. The Dp is from Making Memories and is double sided. Sponged dp edges with chocolate chip and matted with pink (Tinted Dawn) card stock. All edges were sewed. Punched out butterflies and darkened edges with Chocolate chip marker. Added the little rhinestone flower on the sentiment panel and to the butterfly bodies. I am very pleased with how this turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my little part of the blogging world.


Monday, May 18, 2009

HM&F #38 - A sketch challenge

Happy Monday everyone.... Over at House Mouse & Friends Monday blog the wonderfully talented Judith has given us a sketch challenge. You can rotate it, flip it or shrink it as long as you can see the original sketch.

Here is what I came up with...

My adorable House Mouse image is called "Bird Watching" HMJR1008. I stamped the image twice on Whisper White, coloured images with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol. Masked one image and sponged on the clouds with soft sky. Cut out image with plain circle nestability and matted with black scalloped circle nestability. Sewed around circle. Cut out the other image and popped up over main image. Added diamond stickles to flower. Main card is 5" X 7". Base is kiwi kiss. Designer paper is from The Sasha Paper Collection. I ran the blue polka dot dp through the cuttle bug with the swiss dot folder, and the pink/blue/green dp through the bug with the floral screen folder. I applied diamond stickles to the swiss dots on the blue dp. Used Martha Stewart scalloped border punch on the blue and black lower edges. Stampin Up border scalloped border punch was used to make the left border on the middle panel. Sewed all edges. Attached pink Martha Stewart ribbon, sentiment and primas. Middle panels are up on pop dots.

Please join us over at House Mouse and Friends, just remember you need to use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie's image on your card. Make sure you upload your card. Don't forget to check out what the other wonderful DT members have come up with to help inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

FS119, CC218, Love 2 Love

Congratulations Joan Ervin on being this weeks featured stamper "FS119" over at Splitcoast Stampers. I absolutely love your gallery.... there were so many fabulous cards to choose from. I finally settled on casing this adorable card "Love is in the air". I also combined this weeks SCS colour challenge "CC218" - summer sun, only orange and kiwi kiss (old olive). I changed the image, colours, ribbon and sentiment placement. I sewed instead of doodling.
I stamped this adorable House Mouse image (Sunflower Smooch) while visiting Pat Smethers earlier this year and I received the sentiment from America... Thanks Pat and America. I water coloured the image using Stampin Up reinkers.
Happy Stamping, thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 11, 2009

TLC220, OCCC, Here's a little something sweet for you

Happy Monday everyone... I really wanted to use this adorable House Mouse stamp called "bird watching". I received it in the mail last week...
I used the sketch from Our Creative Corners blog and today's Technique Challenge TLC220 - bandanna technique over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I coloured two House Mouse images with prisma colour pencil crayons and gamsol.. masked image and sponged on clouds with soft sky. Used plain oval nestability to cut out bottom image, matted with black scalloped oval. Cut out one image and popped up over other. Added diamond stickles to the flower. I stamped the Hero Arts - design block tree using old olive ink onto kiwi kiss card stock. Added the lines and dots (bandanna technique) with white gel pen. I ran this panel through the cuttlebug with using the swiss dot embossing folder. Main card is 5" x 6". Made the two striped panels. Sewed all edges. Attached the three black brads and ribbon. Finished the inside of the card.
I am really pleased with how this turned out.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy stamping.

HMF #37 - Moving

Happy House Mouse Monday everyone... Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.... I did... Saw all three of my children, two out of three grand children, had dinner with my parents and Mother-in-law... My husband cooked a delicious steak dinner and had a spa day with my daughter... it can't get much better than that.

I have some wonderful news to share with you. I have been asked to stay on as a permanent member of the HOUSE MOUSE CHALLENGE BLOG.
I feel so very happy and honoured to have been asked to join this amazing team who create the most wonderful cards..

Ok... so today's challenge over at House Mouse and Friends is MOVING.

Make a card or gift for someone who is moving into a new home, new job or someone who has moved into your area... whatever you want. Just make sure you use at least one House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffies image on your creation.

I made a gift tag. I'm using mine to hang on a wine bottle. I have been fighting a cold all week and seemed to have lost my mojo... I finally decided on making this gift tag, it took me 3 days on and off to finish it... Then I noticed that Suzy H - had made a gift tag a couple of weeks ago for our Get Well challenge ... I loved her tag so much when I saw it, that I cased it... but changed some of it too... Thanks Suzy for the inspiration....

My adorable stamp is called "Monica's gift". I water coloured the image twice, cut out one image and layered over top of other image. Cut out image with plain circle nesty, cut out two larger rust coloured scalloped circles to matt image.. Sanded edges. Used one of the largest scalloped nesty circles to make gift tag. Ran the dp through the CB with Swiss dot folder. Pierced edges.. Attached the yellow striped ribbon and bead for the hanger. Sentiment inside card is computer generated.

Make sure you hop on over to the House Mouse and Friends blog and check out what the other DT members made to help inspire you.

Happy Stamping, thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

FS118, Love Birds

Congratulations Debbie (DbDoodle) on being this weeks featured stamper "FS118" over at Splitcoast Stampers... I have always loved your wonderful creations....
Here is the card I chose to case.....
I kept the same layout and type of designer paper. I changed the theme, colours and image...
I sewed on my card and used brads in place of the buttons. Omitted the hardware.
The little bird stamps are from Studio G, Designer paper is from Heidi Grace - A little birds Tale,
card stock is Stampin up - pink pirouette, bashful blue, whisper white and basic black. I used the Stampin up scalloped border punch. Embossed the pink panel with swiss dot folder. Used oval and scalloped nestabilities.
Happy Stamping. Thanks for stopping by.

CC216, TLC218, Happy Mother's Day

I combined two Splitcoast Stampers challenges for this card --- color challenge CC216 (black, real red and old olive) and the technique challenge TLC218 (marble technique).
I recieved this beautiful bird stamp from Pat Smethers - she had this love gift package for me and this stamp was it it.... Thanks Pat - hugs. I stamped image on water colour paper and coloured it with Stampin up reinkers. Cut out image with oval nestability and matted with black scalloped oval nesty. For the bg I used the marble technique - I used Adirondak alcohol ink - lettuce. Cuttle bugged the bg paper to give it more texture.. The gate fold card is 5 x 5. I cut a piece to 5 x 10, scored lines at 2 1/2 and 7 1/2. I cut up a scalloped circle to make the corners.

Happy stamping, thanks for stopping by.

Five Funky Monkey's Quilt

Happy Mother's Day ----- I just wanted to share with you the baby quilt I am making. My youngest son and his lady are expecting a baby in July... Two of my sisters (Valerie and Joan) came over to my house last weekend. Each one of us is making this cute monkey quilt... They are the quilters in the family and are giving me instructions on how to make it.. We finished the top piece (flimsy), now will have to finish putting on the backing and quilting it...
They weekend went by very fast,
Above is a picture of my sisters - working on the quilts....
Happy Mother's Day

FS117, TLC219, CC217, OCCC, Happy Mother's Day

I made this card last week - I'm a little slow uploading it, have been fighting a cold all week...
I managed to combine four challenges in this card. From Splitcoast Stampers - last weeks Featured Stamper - FS117 - Sparkplug17, technique challenge #TLC219 - embossed wax paper resist, colour challenge #CC217 - garden green, cameo coral and ballet blue and Our Creative Corners challenge - make a Mother's Day card ( I gave this to Isabelle Graham - my Mother-in-law from my first marriage).
This is the card I cased from Sparkplug17's gallery. Here is the link for the Embossed wax paper resist technique information.
Thanks for stopping in...

Happy Birthday Daddy, Love Kayla

My oldest grand daughter, Kayla had a sleepover with us a couple of weeks ago. She wanted to make cards - it was going to be her Daddy's birthday in a couple of days. So together we made this cute 3 x 3 card. She chose the puppy stamp - it looks just like her dog Bennie. She stamped the paw prints for the bg, stamped the puppy and the bone. Gramma assembled the card. She then picked the candles for the inside and coloured them. We signed her name and Daddy's. Gramma helped her find the right letters so she could stick them on the envelope. Look how happy, sweet and proud she looks... Her Daddy loved his card.

Happy stamping, thanks for stopping by.