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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Party Hardy!

Good Morning everyone. It's Thursday, which means it's time for another challenge over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges!
 
Our theme for Challenge #232 is BIRTHDAY WISHES!
 
Our sponsor this week is :
 
Love these stamps!!
 
 
I used the Party Hardy digi and it was so much fun to work with! Thanks Krista! :o)
 
Here's my card for this week:
 
 
This week I decided on something different so I did a flip card. The tutorial can be found here from Card-Making Magic. Here's my take on it:
 
 
 
 


For this card I used the following Supplies:
  • "Party Hardy" Digi from Saturated Canary
  • Sentiments from Gina K. Stamps "Sweetest Blessing" set.
  • Recollections EP in Eggplant for both sentiments.
  • Dies: Beaded circles, Circles and Iron Works Accents from Spellbinders.
  • Distress ink in "Old Paper" and Lilac from Color Box.
  • White Pearls were colored in purple with Spectrum Noir Marker in PL5 to match the cardstock.
  • Yellow and Purple cardstocks from American Crafts and Bazzil.
  • Flowers and wired Berries are from Michaels. 
 
Be sure to check out the other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
 
Happy Stampin'!
 
~Amy~
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 26 August 2013

May The Force Be With You!

Good Morning fellow bloggers!
It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for another Challenge at {Pin}sperational Challenges. 

Our {Pin}sperational pic this week is:


Our wonderful sponsors this week are:
 Prize: 4 Digi's

and

Prize: 3 Digi's

I was excited this week to work with the Princess Leia Image from Sassy Studio which can be found here.

Here's what I came up with:
I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir markers and Smooch in White (boots) and Silver (Belt, Gun).



 I did a sunburst for the background. (Technique found here) I embossed the Blue pieces with the Star EF from Cuttlebug and the Black pieces with the Cirles EF from Cuttlebug.

I then used the White Mica Fragments from Stampendous to create a crater rock effect. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

The sentiment was created in word and die cut and layered using the Spellbinders Curved Rectangles. Stars, bling and stickles (yellow, silver and Diamond) were used for embellishments.  
Be sure to check out what the other fabulous DT's have created for you this week!
Happy Craftin'!

~Amy

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Post-It Note Holder

It's time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Our theme this week for Challenge#177 is:
 Office Supplies
We want to see the creative way you incorporate office supplies on your card/project.
Our sponsors this week are:

Melonheadz : $15 Gift Certificate
The Robin's Nest : $10 Gift Certificate
Ok, a little about me first...I work in an office so this challenge got me thinking....What office supplies are there-Paperclips, stationary, staples, paper, file folders etc. What would I like to see on my desk?
 Well here is what I came up with. I made these for my coworkers and they all loved them...I hope you do too! ;o)
I made a Post-It Note holder:

I used the "Tiny Wishes" stamp set from Penny Black for both the image and "Just a note..." sentiment.

I just recently got this stamp set for my birthday (no, I will not state which birthday it was..hehehe) so was very excited to be able to use it.

I colored the image with SN markers and used Liquid Pearls Buttercup on the flower centers. I stamped the sentiment with Peppermint Pink ink from Color Box. This was then die cut with the Die-namics Blueprints 3 circle from My Favorite Things.

I used an 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 piece of Sparkle Mint Green Heavy Card and scored it. For the front flap I used the EK Tools Punch to give it a sweet border. Glitter tape from American Crafts and Pearls from my stash were used to dress it up.

I used scor-tape to glue the Post-It note pad inside and a magnet and metal disc for the closure.

There you have it...who knew office supplies at work could be so cute? ;o)


Happy Craftin'!

~Amy~

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Heartfelt Sympathy

Happy Thursday everyone! 1 more day and the weekend is here!!
 Now, for today's card- it's a sympathy card. I've been card-making for years and never made a sympathy card, so I hope you enjoy my card as it's out of the norm for me. :o)
 
 
 
I stamped the Lily Image from Inkadinkado onto white cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers. Stickles in yellow were used for the stamens and I used Glossy accents on the vase.
 
I then inked around the image with Red Ink from Recollections and used the Spellbinders Circle die cut.
I layered the image onto chevron DP paper from Recollections that was die cut with the Die-namics Blueprints 3 die from My favorite Things and layered this onto red cardstock from American Crafts.  I then pierced 2 of the corners and used White clear pearls from Recollections in the opposite corners. I finished it off with a white ribbon and layered it onto the white card base with pop-dots. The Sentiment was self-generated with Word and die cut with the smaller Spellbinders Circles. I finished it off with red ink to match the image.
 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!
 
~Amy~ 


Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Dutch Dare Challenge #231 : I Woof You!

Well, I have some exciting news...I'm now on the DT for Dutch Dare Card Challenges!  This is my first DT project, so without further ado...

Our challenge this week is ANIMAL ANTICS and I used Puppy Love from one of this week's sponsors, Sweet N Sassy Stamps.



I used Burgundy  American Crafts Cardstock for the card base and layered it with DP from Recollections, Brown Cardstock from American Crafts and the burgundy cardstock again.

I colored the Digi with Spectrum Noir Markers and tried dotting it to make it look like fur. I'm happy with how it turned out. :oD



I layered the image and sentiment with Burgundy cardstock. I used Glossy Accents on the bone to give it dimension. I made the Sentiment into a "Dog tag" by hole punching the hole and using Enamel Accents in Black around it to make it look like metal. 

I finished it off with some paw and bone stickers from Michael's, brown and burgundy twine and a dog house brad from my stash.

I loved this stamp set! It can be used for many occasions its so versatile.

Be sure to check out the other DT member's blogs for more inspiration!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Loves Rubber Stamps Challennge #66- Square Card 

Aud Sentiments- Challenge 87- Inspiration 

C if For Challenge- Animals 

Crazy Challenge #152- Animals 

There She Goes Clear Stamps- 221 Fur Friends 

Twist Of Faith Cards- Challenge 51 Animals

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 161- Use your scraps (Used Scrap DP and brad leftover from a Scrapbook page.)

Happy Stampin'!

~Amy

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Poppy Of Friends

Happy Monday!!! It's time for another challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.
 
Our theme this week for Challenge#176 is:
 Summer Flowers!
Add any type of flower/Floral delight on your card/project.
 
Our sponsor this week is
 
 
I had the pleasure of working with the digi Gracy.
 
 
I decided on a step card this week, so I could have a "field of poppies". I layered the card with DP from Autumn Leaves "Pretty Poppies" collection. The poppy flowers are die cuts from the same collection.  

I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir Markers and fussy cut her out and paper pieced her shirt and pants. I stickled the flower with Red Stickles and black bling center.

I stamped "Friend" with Red Recollections embossing powder onto another die cut from the Autumn Leaves collection.  I embellished the swirl tips with red bling in different sizes.

Be sure to check out the other DT blogs for more inspiration on this week's challenge.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Challenges for Everybody - Challenge #27Anything Goes

Sister Act Challenge:challenge-20

Happy Craftin'!

~Amy
 

The Cat's Meow!

For my friends birthday I created the following card. She loves cats...so this month's From the Heart- Stamp of the month is The Cat's Out of the Bag.  I knew it would be perfect for her!
 
 
I started with an easel card made from Pink and turquoise Cardstock from American Crafts and DP from Recollections.  I used Martha Stewarts Round the Page Ribbon Loop Punch.
 
I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and die cut it using spellbinders Labels Nine.
I made the sentiment with Word and cut it out with Labels nine and curved rectangles dies from Spellbinders.
 
I used fabric flowers from the local craft store and pearls from my stash to finish it off.
 
I am happy to report she absolutely loved it!! :oD

I'd like to enter the following challenge:
 
 
Happy Stampin'!
 
~Amy


Monday, 12 August 2013

MMMartini...

Ok, once I saw this digi  "Martini Chicks" from From The Heart Stamps, I knew I had to have it. I'm very excited to get a chance to use it!! Wooohoooo!
 
 
 
I used Orange and Blue cardstock from American Crafts and DP from my stash. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
 
I used the layout from Sketch and Stash Challenge #119.
 
For embellishments, I kept it simple as I wanted the image to be the focal point. I used orange enamel dots from My Minds Eye.
 
I would like to enter the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Craftin'!
 
~Amy~

Friends Forever

Good evening friends, I have another friendship card for you this evening.
 
For the Sentimental Sundays Challenge you could NOT use a layer... I found this harder than I originally thought. Your tempted to keep adding a layer of Cardstock or DP. hahaha.
 
Well here it is...A CAS card that only has one layer.
 

I used the Humprey's Corner- Forever Friends   stamp from Crafter's Companion.  



 
 
 I stamped it onto pale pink cardstock from Recollections with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and Silver Metallic Pen. I embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set in Pink from Recollections and finished it off with flowers and pearls from my stash.
 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
 
 
 
 Thank you for visiting~ Happy Craftin'!

~Amy~

Sneaker!


Well, I have some exciting news...I'm now on the DT for {Pin}sperational Challenges!  This is my first DT project for the team, so without further ado...



Our {Pin}sperational photo this week is:

Our wonderful Sponsors this week are:
Prize: 7 digis
And
 
Prize: 2 Files
I had the opportunity to work with Creations By Ar SNEAKIES Template
I used  teal Shimmer cardstock from DCWV- Shimmer Stack and White Cardstock to print the templates on for the Hi-top. The instructions were great. I used glitter tape in Peach to create the line on the sole and toe. Liquid Pearls in Ruby was used to create the eyelets.
For the shoelace, I used white satin ribbon and the glitter tape on the ends.
This was a lot of fun to create!
I hope you found some inspiration here and come and join us in the challenge this week.
Be sure to check out the other DT creations and leave them some love!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
C is for Challenge #3- Fresh and Bright (colors and running Shoe)
Happy Craftin'!
~Amy



Sunday, 11 August 2013

I Sew Love You!

It's Monday!! So that means it's another Craft Your Passion Challenge! Yay! This week it's 
"Don't get your TWINE in a tangle". 
We want to see twine/string on your creations!

Our lovely sponsor this week is:

Here's my easel card:


I used the digi from the Patched Hearts Set  from Tiffany Doodles.
 I colored the digi with Spectrum Noir Markers and used Silver Smooch on the Pins and Needle.The base cardstock is from American Crafts- Tropical Set and the DP is
So sweet paper by Echo Park Paper. The Twine is from We R Memory Keepers-in Black, Yellow, Orange,Pink. 

Here's my twine, twine...and more twine.

I circle punched 3 circles from cardstock that I covered in Scor-tape. I started in the middle with my twine and wound it around the circle. I also used twine on the bottom corner.
I also wound twine around the layer under the Digi and around the sentiment (also from the Tiffany Doodles
Patched Hearts Set ).


 I cut out the needle and threaded it with the twine and used pop dots to adhere it to the card. 

There that's my twine and I'm sticking to it. ;o)

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge  

Challenges for Everybody Challenge #26- Anything Goes 

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #223 (Colors)

One Stitch At A Time Challenge #176 

Party Time Tuesdays PTT#132- Friendship Cards  

CARDZ TV GO-TO GALZ LINKY PARTY #1 "SEW MUCH FUN"  

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge- Stiching

 
Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment, as I do love reading them all!

~hugs~

Amy

Write Your Own Story...

Happy Sunday fellow bloggers...it's a hot one here in B.C. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!
 
Today, I have an uplifting card. Be the star of your own story...write your own story.

  
 
 
I chose the colors based on Dynamic Duo's Color Palette.
 
 
I used cardstock in warm pink and greens from American Crafts and DP from Hopscotch.
 
The theme of the card was based on The Lollipop Ladies Inspiring Pic:
 
I used the Stars EF from Cuttlebug and punched out stars with a star Marvy Punch. I used Stickles- Diamond in the centre of the embossed stars.
 
The Sentiment is from Gina K. Stamps- Great Sayings set.
 
 
I die cut the sentiment with Spellbinders Square Swatches.
 
Finished it off with pink ribbon and bling from my stash.
 
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
Happy Craftin'!
 
~Amy
 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Beautiful You!

Happy Saturday Everyone!
For the Unstampabelles Challenge #26, the challenge was to have a dress but without using any stamps. So I pondered this for 3 days and here's what I came up with...Drum Roll Please!! ;o)
 
Ta Da!!! 
 
I found  an Iris Folding Template at Circle Of Crafters. Now this was my first attempt at iris folding- It's a lot easier to do it with Paper and not cardstock....ask me how I know ;o).
 
 
I got to learn a new technique and got to use up scrap papers I had. I'm happy with how it turned out.
 
I finished off the card with a sticker sentiment from the craft store and  flowers & Bling Swirls from Michaels.
 
I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
 
 
 
Thank you for stopping by!
 
Happy Craftin'!
 
~Amy~
 
 


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Java Friends!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I have a monochromatic Friendship card for you.
 
 
I stamped the Girlfriends Blend Image from Art Impressions with Orange dye ink from Color Box. I then just highlighted the drinks with different shades of orange with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 
 The sentiment was stamped with a lighter shade of orange from Color Box ink.
 
I layered with Cardstock from American Crafts and patterned papers from My Minds Eye.
 
I used orange enamel dots, Bling and flowers for embellishments.
 
To finish the card I layered the insert as well with the same papers used on the front.
 
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Craftin'!
 
~Amy
 
 
 
 


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