Thursday, November 26, 2009


This is my card for the challenge for Midnight Madness. All the Stamps are from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Everything on this card is stamped. I made the background paper using chalks. The stamping around the JOY is done with peg stamps. The cool thing about these is that each little stamp is an individual stamp, so you can get some awsome color and you can place it exactly where you want it. The stitch look came from Technique Junkies and is called drywall stitching. The stones were made from clear stones and alcohol ink. Also glitter was added to JOY and random glitter was added to flowers and holly with stickles.
So many of the cards in the challenges are so embellished. They are absolutely beautiful, but the best I can say is that is just not my style.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 42

This card is actually for two things. The first is for a color challenge on my Just cards Yahoo group. The colors to be used were eggplant, goldenrod, Bronze, maroon and Chartreuse. I used the Eggplant, goldenrod and bronze. The second is for the Card Patterns Sketch Challenge. The stamps used are all from a Close to My Heart set called Welcome Home. I love this set because all the pieces are individual and it even has a clock for the mantle and other pieces for a scene. Happy Holidays is from Hot Off The Press.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MMSC #28 and SSHP08

This is my entry for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. It was to be a Christmas Card. The stamps I used are from Inkadinkado and Posh Impressions. The flower is colored with copic markers. The punch is from Martha Stewart. The ornament is actually two pieces. The Posh Impressions stamp is a blank ornament. I then stamped the flower and punched it out and applied it to the ornament with a pop dot.
I was looking at all the challenges I watch and Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential wants cards with ornaments on them. This should fit.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 41

I did this card for several challenges. One was for Card Patterns Sketch 41. The other is a color challenge on my Just Cards Yahoo group. The colors used are Cobalt, Aqua and Champagne. The stamp is from Inkadinkado. I used an embossing plate on the top portion and faux paneling (from Technique Junkies) for the bottom. I colored the pine cone and ribbon with markers and added glitter to the ribbon.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

I needed a baby card, so I started looking at the sketch challenges. The sketch from Stamp Something is the one that struck my fancy. I colored the bear with colored pencils. The background is a Sizzix embossing plate and the stamps are from a clear set by Paper Studio. The flower punch was from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


This is my try at the challenge from Satuurday Spotlight with hidden potential. I needed a bag topper for a Christmans present. Merry Merry is from Rubber Stampede and the other stamp is from magenta. The flowers were embossed with gold and then colored with copic markers. The challenge was to use the same stamp numerous times.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

MMSC #27

Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The trees stamp is from PSX. The flourishes is from Hero Arts and the Merry Christmas is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. The corners and the stripe in the background is faux marbling technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter.

Monday, November 9, 2009


This is my first try at a Magnolia Tilda Stamp. I needed a thank you note. I also wanted to try a color challenge in my Yahoo group. The colors were to use 3 of the following---Raspberry, Sapphire, Seashell, Ochre, and Khaki. The sketch for this card came from Technostamper. I do love the sketch challenges. The Tilda stamp came from an exchange I did a while back with some ladies in my Yahoo group.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mojo Monday week 111

I needed a wedding card for a friend so I decided to use the sketch from Mojo Monday. I used the burnished background from Technique Junkies again. The stamp is from Paper Inspirations. I have had this stamp for a long while, so I doubt it is still available. I tied the ribbon onto the card and then tied several more pieces of ribbon around the first knot.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MMSC #26

This is my entry for the Midnight Maddness Sketch Challenge. The stamp is from Hot Off the Press. The embossing powder is from PK Glitz. I love this powder because it is like a mixture of colors in one bottle. Of course the picture doesn't do it justice. The background is the Technique Junkies Burnished Background Technique.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sketch Saturday Sketch #75

This is my take on the Sketch Saturday Sketch this week. I also needed a card for my Yahoo group that had the colors baby blue, pink, Burnt sienna, ultramarine and red. The card is baby blue. The stamp image and layer is burnt sienna, the background is ultramarine (I thought this would be lighter , but the chart showed this as dark blue. The flowers are two step from Stampin' up and are pink with red highlight. I cut out all the flowers so it is dimensional.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Artful Sentiments Challenge #32 and SSS28

Again trying to do two for one. This card is for Artful Sentiments by Kimm Challenge #32. The colors were to be YRo4, Y15 and Warm Gray. The stamps I used were from Rubbernecker. The second challenge is The Sweet Stop #28. I am still working at coloring and shading.