2011-04-30

Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Recipe

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps.
It's a recipe challenge and it calls for 2 papers, 3 flowers, and 3 half pearls.
It's hard for me to get dimension with only 2 papers, so I've added mesh, tulle and cheesecloth to "fluff" up this recipe.

This challenge runs for 2 weeks, I hope you will join in on the fun with us.
There are great take on this recipe by the DT, make sure to stop by to see their wonderful work.



Magnolia Stamp: Tilda in Her Garden
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: DCWV

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for your visit.


2011-04-27

WoJ Challenge - A Sketch by Jane

Today is a start of another challenge at Whiff of Joy Challenge blog.
Jane has made this beautiful sketch for us to play with, please join us and make sure to use a Whiff of Joy stamps.
Have you seen the DT's take on this sketch yet? They are absolutely wonderful!!!

I inked up Melinda with Cookies...a favorite of mine from the Whiff of Joy collection.
I love her flowing apron, her comfy slippers, and that tray full of cookies....Yummy!

I found this beautiful flower at Michael's...added a few mesh for texture and layers.

Isn't she just a cutie?

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Melinda with Cookies
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: K&Co.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Thanks for your visit, have a wonderful day.

2011-04-25

Beautiful Things in My Life...

We had a beautiful Easter weekend, I hope you did too.
I would like to share some photos of Leila and some gorgeous flowers...some of the Beautiful Things in My Life.

My Cavalier King Charles is a year old now and she's still very much a puppy.
I shared some photos of her year ago here, and was so touched by all the welcoming comments you left for her.
So it's time to share some new photos of my little sweet Leila.
Here are some photos of her at the park where she loves to chase birds and squirrels.

This next set of photos are just beautiful blooms that I'm surrounded by.
Thank goodness I don't have allergies :)
Enjoy...I promise these photos are allergy free!



Thank you so much for your visits and for the comments you've left on my posts.
Wishing you a bright and cheerful Monday.

2011-04-23

Guest Designing for Our Creative Corner - BnW Card

I've been waiting awhile to post this card.
I'm so excited to be Guest Designing for Our Creative Corner this week, Thanks to the wonderful DT.
The challenge is to make an Easel Card...I love this style card.
I hope you'll stop by and take part in this challenge.

Do you recognize the wing on this cute Belles 'n Whistle stamp?
Yup, it's the same one I did a fairy wing tutorial on a few days ago.
This is how it looks like on a completed project.
It's so cute and tiny and it adds lots of interest and dimension to the card too.
I really like it and will be making these more often.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great Easter weekend.



Belles 'n Whistles Stamp: Fairy Fond Thoughts
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: DCWV

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Happy Easter!!!

2011-04-21

Fairy Wings Tutorial

I'm going to share another tutorial today.
I love making these tiny fairy wings to go with my stamped images.
It's fairly easy to make, not to mention alot of fun too!
I'll show you the basic steps for making the wing, the embellishing and decorating part is up to your imagination.
You can keep it plain or be creative and add unique details to your one-of-a-kind wing.
Of course, I love to embellish...and this is the result...


These are the materials I used to make my fairy wings...

  • Belles 'N Whistles Stamp - Fairy Fond Thoughts
  • Iridescent films
  • Wire with plastic coating
  • Clear Gallery Glass
  • Polyester Glitter

Are you ready? Lets get started...

Step 1 -Framing of Wings

  • Stamp the image with wings you'ld like to use
  • Place one sheet of Iridescent film over the stamped image
  • Cut and shape wire along the edge of the wings
  • Place the cut wire on the film
  • add transparent glue to the connecting wires

Step 2 - Gallery Glass

  • after the glue completely dry, add the clear Gallery Glass

Step 3 - Glitter

  • While the Gallery Glass is still wet, add the glitter
  • make sure to use polyester glitter, it will have an iridescent look when heated

Step 4 - Second Film Layer

  • Add the second layer of film to the glitter gallery glass, let dry.
  • Once dry, cut the wing into shape

Step 5 - Heating

  • Carefully place the wing over a flame
  • Heat around the edges and add tiny holes by carefully placing over flame.

Step 6 - Finished wing

  • This is the finished look, now it's time to decorate

Step 7 - Final Wing

  • Decorate as you wish
  • I've added flower soft, micro beads, and a tiny flower

Overall look

  • notice the wing has shrunk, this is due to the heating process

That's it! Hope you like this tutorial and find it useful.
I will be back to share the completed project with this wing soon!
Until then, have a wonderful day and thanks for your visit.

2011-04-20

...and the CLP Designers are...

I'm so excited to finally announce the new Designers for CLP Sketch Challenge blog!
Thanks to all who entered the Designer Search.
You've made it so hard to choose, I appreciate the time you've put toward each emails.
Thank you so much for wanting to be a part of our team.

It's been a year since I started the Sketch challenge blog,
I want to Thank all the past, present and guest Designers for making the CLP challenge what it is today,
and especially to everyone who play with us every month..
The Designers are...Bonnie, Elise, Hege, Lori and Stephanne who have been there from the start of the Challenge Blog.
The new Designers are...Dunja, Eulanda, Maria, Randi, Tanja and Yvonne!
A big warm welcome to our group ladies!!!

The CLP family is now complete with 12 Designers who hope to motivate and inspire you to craft with us.
Please visit their blog by clinking on their names in the image below...

CLP Sketch Challenge is having a Birthday Blog Hop!!!
Please remember to join us on May 1st.
Wonderful creations from the Designers and one fantastic grand prize.
To help us with the fun, please place the badge on your blog and invite your followers to our party!!!
Many Thanks.

Don't forget to take part in our current Challenge.
I hope to see you there!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I'll be back soon with another tutorial.
Enjoy your day.

2011-04-16

Addicted to Stamps - Sketch - Magnolia Card

Update April 22nd:
This card made Top 3 at Creative Inspirations. Thank you so much!

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There was a fantastic turn out at Addicted to Stamps first challenge, Thanks to all the beautiful entries!
Our second challenge is a wonderful sketch by Nadell.
You don't want to miss what the DT has made for this challenge...Amazing Cards!!!
I hope you will join us...here is the beautiful sketch and my card.



Magnolia Stamp: Tilda and Her Bunny
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: K&Co and DCWV

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)

Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for your visit.

2011-04-13

WoJ Challenge - A Recipe

There is a recipe challenge at Whiff of Joy this week.
You must use a Whiff of Joy image along with 3 buttons, 2 papers and 1 ribbon for your change at the prize.
Please stop by the challenge blog, check out the gorgeous work from the Designers, and be sure to join in on the fun!

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:
(Thank you for all the wonderful Challenges!)


Notice the tulle and pearl on each butterfly...

Blowing kisses in the wind...

Whiff of Joy Stamp: Melinda Blowing Kisses
Coloring Medium: Distress Inks
Paper: BasicGrey

I'm so happy you've stopped by.
Thanks for visiting me!
Enjoy your day...