Friday, December 26, 2008

A new card for a new challenge!

This card was a lot of fun and evolved over time. I wanted to do two challenges with this one card so I used the sketch from "So Sketchy" (From Dec 13). I also wanted to enter the 'Lovey Dovey" challenge at "Our Creative Corner" so I got out my things, made a huge mess and viola! This is my creation! I like it. :-)

I used Kim Huges fun stamp set U R A Hoot!, colored with copics and topped it off with some basic grey brads and a clear acrylic heart with a pink button. The owl and branch are on pop dots for dimension. I added the strip at the bottom to accommodate the "Who Loves You?" sentiment. I'm quite new to copic markers but I'm coming along. They work much differently than the acrylic paints I've used for years but I'm sure with practice I can improve.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog Candy Alert!

Oh, I just love blog candy! I've won a couple of contests and I'll have to post later and show you what yummy things I've won.... but for right now, I'm entering a couple more contests. Free crafting stuff ALWAYS makes me smile!

Claire over at: Crafty C's Crafting Library is hosting a huge variety of things in her blog candy! Click on the link and go check it out.

Also, Katharina at Stamping with a Whiff of Joy is doing an advent calendar and is offering DAILY stamp giveaways.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My poor neglected craft blog!

I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since I posted! But with my nephew getting so sick from his cancer and then his passing away.... and my daughter having more troubles with her wound, etc... posting here hasn't been the easiest thing to do.

I have been doing more stamping though.

"Look to the Lord and His Strength; Seek His face Always"
I made this card for the sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet. The colors match much better in real life, I just can't seem to figure out why they look so different here. The butterfly is stamped and embossed onto vellum and popped up with a pop dot. The backing to the butterfly is out of the same paper as the cream with pink polka-dot strip behind the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the butterfly

So Grateful:
I used 3 different stamps from Gina K Designs on this card
I made this card for Melanie's Mixology 101 and Beate's weekend sketch challenge #66 . I used all Gina K stamps. The background was stamped with versamark using the leaf stamp from "Botanical Dreams", the pumpkin is from "Whimsical Autum" and the greeting is from "So Grateful". I used the Koh-i-noor woodless pencils to color in the pumpkin and outline the vines.

Declared INSANE!
I love these fun stamps that I got from Unity Stamp company for only $1 during a Hip Hop Thursday!