Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SSS36 and Stamp Something Challenge

This is my card for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. The stamp I used is from Lockhart Stamp Company. It is colored with copic markers. I used flower soft on the flowers. The Thank you is from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
This card also works for the challenge at Stamp Something.
The challenge there was to use something new. I just bought this beautiful window stamp at a local stamp store. I know when you are addicted to this craft you can't always pay full price for things, but I strongly encourage you to support your local stamp stores some if possible.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. The set I used is from Stampin' UP. The cupcakes are colored with copic markers. The icing is done with Liquid Applique. On the cherries I used a lipstick colored Spica pen. The silver tray is done with Silver Smooch.

Monday, December 28, 2009

One Last Holiday Card

I am not quite ready to put my holiday stamps away. Actually I didn't get some of my Christmas cards out and am sending out several New Years stamps. The stamps I used are from Firecracker Designs by Pamela. I won this set on a blog hop and just love this snowman. It is excellent quality and very deeply etched. It stamps beautifully.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

KSCC #20

The challenge at Kitchen Sink Stamps was to do a tag. I just got some of these stamps. I tried the cats and the dog. first. The multi-layering takes a bit of practice, but the outcome is fantastic. I need to do some experimenting with colors and ink pads.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Boy Christmas is sneaking up fast. This is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I am not really pleased with the coloring of the picture, but have tried several times and this is the closest. I just wish the picture could actually do the cards justice sometimes. The stamp used is from Paper Inspirations. I must really like this punch, because it has really seen a lot of action lately. Thanks so much for looking. Have a great holiday.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Artistic Outpost

This is the first post that I have done in a while that is not a sketch challenge. This card has two techniques from recent Technique Junkies newsletters. It uses the Herringbone ( Dec.- Jan) and Sepia (oct/nov). The stamps are from Artistic Outpost.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Finally got my card done for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. The manger stamp is from Serendipity and I don't know the company that makes the star. All is says is Chritmas Button Cube. I colored the manger scene with copic markers. I used Diamond Glaze on the middle of the star so that it looked like a button. Also highlighted the edge of the star with blue to bring in blue theme.

Monday, December 14, 2009


This card is for several challenges. The first is a color challenge in my Just Cards Yahoo group. The colors were to be Emerald, Drk Blue, Saffron, Misty Rose and Magnolia. You have to use three of these and it had to be a Christmas Theme. I think I got all the colors in. The second challenge was Crazy 4 Challenges and the theme was snowmen/ snow. The snowman stamp is from Serendipty. I love all the detail on the snowman. I used copic markers on some of the image and colored pencils on other parts. The background is Antique Glimmer from Technique Junkies.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch 45

I needed a get well card for a swap on my Yahoo group. I also used Card Patterns Sketch 45. The flower stamp is from Stampin' Up and the wording is from Hero. The flowers are colored with copic markers with highlight with stickles in the center.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mojo Monday week 116

I made this card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. The stamps are all from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. The colors are a little nontraditional but I wanted to use the background paper that someone had sent me.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

MMSC31 and stamp something

Here is my card the the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We were not only to follow the sketch, but the theme had to be Winter Wonderland. The stamp I used is older one from Stampin' Up. I colored the image with colored pencils. I also did a lot of highlighting with glitter glue and used some paint that was supposed to look like snow.
This card also fits the challenge at Stamp SomethingThe theme there is also Winter Wonderland Something.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I made this card for several challenges. One is for my Yahoo Just Cards group. It was a color challenge. The colors were Sea Green, Chestnut, Forest Green, Scarlet, an Orchid. I used the Sea Green, Forest Green and Scarlet. The second challenge was Crazy For Challenges. The challenge was to use punches. The snowflake is from Martha Stewart and the border punch has no name on it. The Pattern is Marta and it does borders and 4 other shapes. The cute snowman stamp is from Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela. This stamp is so cute. I won this set on the blog hop several weeks ago. I didn't have any stamps from this company, but was very impressed with the deep etching and quality. It stamped beautifully.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mojo Monday week 115

The is my card for the Mojo Monday week 115 challenge. Cabin stamp is from Inkadinkado, and Christmas Blessing if from outlines. The image is stamped with blue Momento. I used the color outside the lines technique from Technique Junkies around the cabin. I then used Tessler Snow White glitter paint on the trees and stickles glitter paint on the dots around the trees. I added a little green to Christmas tree and wreath with green spica pen.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Here is my card for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. The stamp is a really old one from PSX. This challenge was a little tricky because not only did you need to follow the sketch, but it also had to have something on it that could fly.

I also want to remind you that Midnight Madness is having a blog hop December 8 -15. I have a picture in the side bar that will take you there. One of my Christmas Cards is going to be on Jane's blog during the blog hop, so be sure and visit.