Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time To Get Christmasy!!!

Wowee, Its been a while. I've been itching to do some crafting but I've had the flu and been busy with other things (far less fun than crafting of course) and it just hasnt worked for me. The down time squashed my crafting mojo so I joined the following challenges to inspire me.
The Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge # 25 is "ribbons and lace"
The Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Christmas Challenge for June is "Something Handmade"
The Bizzy Becs Store Blog June Challenge is "Lace"
and a sketch Deconstructed Sketch Challenge # 7.
Last week I did a workshop on Copics. I've been curious for some time and a workshop was the best place to give them a go. It was a lot of fun and I can agree that they are certainly addictive. I decided to start with a few greys (cool greys) and bought 6 different shades. I'm happy to stick with this for now as I like to colour in black and white and I can work on my blending. I still love my prismacolors, my Stampin Up Inks and my Tim Holtz distress inks (why do I really need all these different colouring mediums - because i do!!).
The ribbon I used is off a christmas gift and is the wire edged ribbon so holds the bow shape well. I made my own flower using 2 lace doilies that are held with an antique brad then sprayed with glimmer mist.
Anyway hopey you likey!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Christmas Candy Cane Cherrie, Tickled Pink Christmas Sentiments (Tickled Pink Stamps), 
Cardstock: crumb cake, chocolate chip, soft suede, naturals ivory (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  Dear Santa Collection (KaiserCraft)
Inks:    Soft Suede, basic black (Stampin' Up!), tuxedo black (memento),
Coloured with:  Copics
Other :   pearls, antique brad (Stampin' Up!), Fancy tags dies (Spellbinders), Christmas Sentiment Die (Tickled Pink Stamps), doily lace edge punch (Martha Stewart), gold (KindyGlitz), snowflake wood flourish (KaiserCraft), glimmer mist - sand (tattered angels), lace doilies, christmas tree charm, flowers, ribbon, tassel (stash)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Sugar Bowl Sweet Wedding Card!

The current challenge at the Sugar Bowl Blog is a sketch with the option of a wedding theme. A few weeks ago I won a yummy wedding candy pack from Sugar Nellies which included this gorgeous image (Thanks so much!!). And also a friend just asked me to make a wedding card for her. So I had to use all these goodies. I was on a roll so I made 2 cards. What do you think?
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and for all your lovely comments, I love reading them.
Card Recipe
Stamps :  Happily Ever After (Sugar Nellie), Teeny Tiny Sentiments (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper White, confetti white, naturals ivory, basic black, early espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Papers:  stash
Inks:    Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!), tuxedo black (memento),
Coloured with:  Prismacolors and OMS
Other :   pearls, rhinestones, word window punch, modern label punch (Stampin' Up!), Leaf and Swirl Doohickey's die (Magnolia), flowers (KaiserCraft), Nestabilities Dies (Spellbinders), lace trim (stash)