Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Man-Tastic

Moxie Fab World-Tuesday Trigger- Man-Tastic...



Another Father's Day Card.........


 Supplies:Stamps- MM, Hampton Arts-Ditto, colored pencils-KOH-inoor

Also sharing with Simon Says Stamp- Father's day/Special Male

and.
.Simplicity-OLW#90

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Father

This one's for my Father....
........  prim and proper, who treasures his values and principles more than anything else in the world ,enjoys  reading  P. G . Wodehouse, and above all the most caring and generous person I have ever known..
........Love you Daddy!


Sharing with CAS-ual Friday # 54 


And Simon Says Stamp- Fathers day /Special Male


I CASEd an earlier design of mine which I simply love and of course  used that skinny little stamp, which is my newest favorite, I don't think I will ever tire of it!

I chose this silhouette because it seemed  perfect for my Father, if he belonged to an earlier era , I am sure he would have worn a hat like this!...

He belongs to a generation where being dressed meant being in formal clothes , and of course being a lawyer , I  have always seen him in a suit and  shiny shoes and he sure is picky about his!..shoes and suit!




.I chose a houndstooth patterned paper for the coat , doesn't he look handsome!


Love the way the camera captured the texture on the coat.

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Supplies: Ivory cardstock, Stamps-Ditto-Hampton arts,Technique Tuesday, Die-Simply Jane -PTI, patterned paper -source unknown, Inks-Studio G



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Sunday, May 27, 2012

HB2U

I have been following Virginia's blog for a while now, so when she posted this challenge , I just had to fit it into my already long  list of  challenges, the photo was so inspiring , I had a head full of ideas , .and in the end this is what I came up with.........



Also sharing with Lawnscaping Challenge -Embossing


A clean and simple card..


 I used watercolors on a strip of paper and gave them a subtle shape of the cello cases


 I  embossed  it using my argyle folder -cuttlebug.. to give it some texture and interest!


 the frame  and sentiment by PTI


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stardust.

 UPDATE: This card received an Honorable mention over at Lawnscaping- Honorable Gnome..Thanks everyone!

A quick and simple card for Lawnscaping  challenge# 34- embossing

and- Lily Pad cards- Simon Says Stamp -Star challenge





the fussy cut Unicorn and the  watercolor spatter..gotta love the spatter look!

the pretty little gold embossed stars

Supplies: Ivory cardstock, Stamps- Lawn Fawn- Critters Ever after , Sentiment by PTI- Inside and Outside -Birthday, Gold embossing powder,
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge

Lovely inspiration by PTI , could not resist and ended up making two cards!




Another one ......
Card # 2





 Supplies: white cardstock-PTI,Stamps-PTI, Studio G, Martha Stewart,Technique Tuesday, Micro tip pen , Bird punch- MS

 Sharing the second card with

Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr group, 

And Young Crafters Unite challenge#10- flowers


Off to blog hop.......

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Take Care!

Update : DYSU handpicked this card as one of the top 3 and I was chosen as Guest Designer....totally delighted and excited!
.....................Thanks DYSU!

A card for DYSU challenge # 73- A little Birdie Told Me

and Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr group



                                             Out for Publication



Supplies: Ivory cardstock, Stamps- Inkadinkado,PTI, Bird die-Happy Trails-PTI, Inks-Studio G

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Believe in Yourself!

Question: what tells that a crafter has some new papercrafting goodies?
Answer: she uses the same elements on two consecutive cards!!!!

..... since she can't resist playing with her new dies!!!..yup I got this new to me sizzix die which I have been wanting for a long time now..so there we go another card using this die cut...

the colors are Color Q inspired





Adding this to the Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr Group

supplies: cardstock, vellum quote, Branch with leaves die -Sizzix, butterfly punch-MS, Stamps- PTI-Movers and Shakers-Sentiments

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Graduation

Yipppee! my 100th post!!

.................wow ! time seems to fly, never thought when I started blogging in Feb, I would reach 100 posts so soon, and what a journey it was...loved every moment of it , quite a few featured cards and a few wins have kept me positive and encouraged.

I Take Pride In How Far I Have Come 
                           And Have Faith In How Far I Can Go.

so for today I hope to encourage someone out there with this card and the beautiful well meaning quote....
An encouragement card for a new graduate..
.........sharing with Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr Group.
and Cas-ual fridays CFC53








                 Supplies: DCWV cardstock, Vellum Quotes, Branch with leaves die -Sizzix, Bird punch-MS,

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Punchy Note!

UPDATE: this card was chosen to be one of the Froggin Fantastic Four by Lily Pad . Thanks To everyone over  at Lily Pad.

A punchy note for CAS-ual Fridays CFC#53

 and Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr Group

 inspired by...Lily Pad Vera's View Challenge


 fell in love with the orange rosette on the cupcake...yumm!


 A total of 4 punches used...hydrangea punch by Martha Stewart, tiny leaf punch -Studio G, Large leaf -Fiskars and the rosette was made using a circle punch by EkSuceess

Stamps by PTI

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Simply The Best!

 Update: this card was one of the top 3 at Runway inspired..Thanks!

My take on the beautiful inspiration pic by Runway Inspired....


 sharing with Paper Crafts 2012 Gallery Idol Flickr Group






I kept the top half of the card color heavy based on  the bold orange and blue in the bodice and the bottom half loose and flowing with color and spatter.


 Supplies: watercolors and watercolor paper, Stamps- Technique Tuesday , Punch-MS

Also sharing with The Moxie Fab World -Spatter Technique Challenge

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Imagine!

A floral card for Paper Crafts  2012  Gallery  Idol  Flickr Group and
Color Q # 137


 Also sharing with CAS-ual fridays : CFC53


close up of the the different elements... the vellum quote punched using a circle punch, the bottom flower  is by Stampendous.

 the skinny little stamp by Technique Tuesday which I pulled into a round shape

 the imagine stamp by Autumn leaves which I colored with my watercolor pencils
No idea why my purple looks pink!!!!!!..it's in fact a light lavender in real..well blame it on my camera....!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Blowing Birthday wishes

Update: this card received an honorable mention over at Play Date Cafe - Cream In The Coffee.

Never give up !

    ..am sure  all of us have heard that , especially when we were little , parents encouraged us and pushed us to give our best and  although by nature I am a strong willed girl ,  I admit there have been times when I have given up certain things instead of  holding my stead ....

..but today am proud to say I did not give up...did not give up making this card which seemingly looks like the most easiest card ever, yet took me 9 attempts before I could call it done!!!!!!!

I layered different stamps to achieve this look and selectively inked 2 stamps ..which is what I struggled with, no matter how hard I tried , I would either ink more than needed or my inky hands would be on my card or I would stamp crooked...well there were numerous issues and I almost tore my hair in frustration ..but I did not want to quit.and I am glad I did not ...

I quite like the way it turned out.


 This OLW88- Mini Masterpiece is all about using a 2x2 space for our stamping , I used a stamp which was under 2 inches , so I designed the focal point in such a way that the sentiments got incorporated into the design and helped to make it 2 inches



 The Jazz players image is a part of a larger stamp  with seven people which I selectively inked to get just 3 to fit in the frame

The' blowing birthday wishes your way' was one large 3 row stamp which again I selectively inked
So now you can understand why I struggled so much with this design!

 Supplies: white cardstock, Stamps: Graphic 45 Hampton art, Stampendous, Lawn Fawn, Inks: Studio G,


Sharing this with PDCC 132



 Even with all the frustrations , I enjoyed the process of creating this card , I love layering different stamps to create one new look!

Also sharing this with Simon Says Stamp- Clean And Simple

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