Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ICS #85

My card this week for ICS #85. 

Supplies : Prima Paisley Road pps ,
Karen Foster clear sticker sentiment,
Prima florals , Maya Rd trim , 
Martha Stewart pinked scallop punch.

***** Blog Giveaway Winner *****

Announcing the winner of my latest blog giveaway ,

as chosen by 
-  always wanted to use this service , 
like on many giveaways I've seen !;) 

None other than Mo !!!!!! 

woot ! do send me an email  !!

KCK Challenge #1

trying out a local crafting challenge for a change - 
a first one by KCK

I've used their chipboard tag here . 

Other supplies : 
DCWV Butterflies & Blossoms glittered pp, 
Core'dinations cardstock.
KI Memories' glittered alpha. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SRM Stickers Card sketch challenge

SRM's latest card sketch challenge is back. 

I couldn't resist trying it out 
with some new stash on hand. 

I tried out here Webster's Pages' Hollywood Vogue petite papers 
( comes in a 6x6 pad) ,
with some of their latest matching bloomers & trims. 
I've also misted a GCD Studio's flocked paper 
with new Luminarte's Butternut Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist 
( now is that a mouthful for a product ! 
but a rather yummy one in terms of shimmery color for sure ! ) 
I love clear sentiment stickers for the crispness of print
& of course JJ  dear will understand best why 
I'm over the moon having some of these SRM stickers in hand now. ;)
I've used their Quick Cards Congrats sentiment.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

LSOS Sketch 71

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Sketch #71 is up & running over at LSOS

My take here using the latest SF Mix & Mend papers 
& featuring Chelly Bean Designs' demin eco flowers .
I altered them slightly -
 i toned down the pink felt center with an emerald green Glimmer Glaze , 
and then traced out the flower shapes on white paper in different sizes , 
misted them and added that layer to the demin flowers for a fun touch. 
Added some of my own handdyed ,crinkled ribbons to finish the layout. ;) 

Keep sending in those layouts at,
 we hope to upload them on the LSOS blog next week!
 We have some prizes to win, with sketch #70 &71 for Sept.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm a Kiki Art Scarlet !!!

Absolutely Delighted to say I've been selected 

Papilio Rumanzovia Butterfly on Flower Philippines (aka "SCARLETS")

& I'm together on the team with these wonderful artistes : 

Kiki Art will have 3 groups within their design team -
do check out their blog & the fun annoucement here. 

It's been a wonderful September for me so far -
& to celebrate how about a little blog giveaway for one lucky commenter here  - ;)  

I have a 10 yard crinkled ribbon sampler to give away , handdyed by me ! 
Since August , I have been creating my own handdyed ribbon colors - 
& I think I have more than 20 colors on hand now - this pic is now old ! lol 

I will also have an embellishment kit to add on.

To play along , just leave a comment here telling me 
what are some of your fave colors & embellies .
 - I will try to tailor the giveaway to the recipient's preferences ;) 

I'll announce the winner on Sept 30th ! 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ICSketches #84

ICS #84 is up and running 
and this week there are 
2 prizes to play for -
head over here to check them out

Sunday, September 19, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook Sunday Sketch

Here's the latest Sunday Sketch up 

And my take as one of the guest designers this week . 

I had some new product in my stash that I really wanted to use 
so that was my primary focus with this sketch. 
Using the Jillibean Soup Monster Stew papers , 
I chose to use 2 of the scalloped frames in the line, 
 instead of using the semi circles as prompted by the sketch. 
I built up the layout design from there - 
picking a photo of DS to match the paper . 

I often have difficulty embellishing boy layouts - 
so I turned to some new Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze 
to create a unique background with a drippy paint technique. 

After the Glaze drips had dried I also misted on some new Chalkboard Glimmer Mists 
to add a little subtle color to the background.
 Lastly,  I couldn't resist painting on some Gold Gimmer Glam below the title . 
I cut out some fun monster faces as embellies 
as well as added some Such Sweet Tierney handmade chipboard buttons."

Friday, September 17, 2010

ICSketches #83

My Prima card for ICS this week.
All papers used are from the Paisley Rd line - 
so are the glittered chipboard journaling spot
and the pebble for the ribbon centre . 

This week , Taylor, Creator and owner of InStyle Stamps.
 giving the winner of this challenge 4 Free Digi Imagesof their choice.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Scrappiest Sketch 81 - test drive

Here's this week's Scrappiest Sketch 81 
up & running . 

I realised today I've never tried making my own "patterned paper" 
/cardstock backgrounds using mediums yet . 
So here's my first test drive 
using Glimmer Mists & Glimmer Glam. 

The gold glitter from the Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam 
shows up nicely here. 
I tried to follow the curves in the sketch & cut out the CC Delovely patterned papers 
freehand for a fun touch . 

I think I just could do this more often -
creating my own backgrounds on white cardstock - 
that oughta use up the spray ink / mediums just a little bit more ! ;) 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrapping made easy - the SF Mix & Mend way

The new SF Mix and Mend papers are like no other 
from their previous collections & understandnably so ,
as it's designed by Michelle Clement
It's no sweat, no bulk, no warping pages if that's how you like 'em sometimes
( like I do ! ) 

This Handmade Hobnob paper practically scraps itself , 
with all the rich, layered details . 
I added quite a few Such Sweet Tierney buttons
used some Tim Holtz tickets for titles, an  SF Indie Girl journaling sticker, 
my own hand colored crinkled ribbons & Helen's crochet flower.
Layout design inspired by Sketch Inspiration #141 too.

Love how  happy the colors of this line are, 
& the papers turned out more versatile to use than I thought ! 

Check out Sassafras' blog for a little insight 
on Michelle Clement's design process with this line . 
I thought I spied a pic of  her fabric or canvas material being coffee stained ! yums ! 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Color Room TCR#23 / Sketchy Thurs 9.9

Nothing like finding some time to play along with some 
challenges to get some scrapping mojo going. 

I thought the latest Sassafras Lass' Mix & Mend 
was perfect for the latest color palette over at
& I used the latest Sketchy Thursday sketch to get 
the layout design going fairly quickly. ;) 

Buttons are Such Sweet Tierney's
Felt titles by Creative Cafe.
Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches #70

The latest sketch is up & running over 

The Bo Bunny Cambridge pps are just perfect 
for this sketch interpretation 
and came together easily with these pics of DS . 

I outlined the shaped paper with TA's Glimmer Glam in Dirty Martini
and splattered Glimmer Glaze( penny loafer) & Glimmer Glam( gold)
 on the navy blue background .
I also used Dragonfly GM on the Kaisercraft wooden flourishes .

Starting this month , we have prizes to be won 
when you play along with our sketches . 
We're also on the lookout for more designers to join the DT .
Do check out the details here. 

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

ICS #82

Just love how versatile this Prima  Paislee Road line 
is for all types of cards . 

Check out all the DT examples here. 

This week, the owner of Sassy Studio Designs
Lindsay has offered 4 free digi image of the winner's choice.

Deadline to play along: September 13th at 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time USA.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Scrappiest layout sketch 80

Found some time today to play along 

Papers & stickers by Bella Blvd - Midterm & One Fall Day ,
Jenny Bowlin Star stickers ,
May Arts ribbon.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #55

I thought I'd cut into some new Crate Paper Restoration papers 
with the latest sketch at Inspired Blueprints. 

The corners of the square I cut using
 a circle punch , simply eyeballing it. 
More use for my fave crinkled ribbon . ;) 
Canvas alphas are the latest by Prima. 

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Sketch Inspiration 139 - vuvuzela love

Here's a quick layout that I made today ,
using up some scraps of  the new Bo Bunny Cambridge pps . 
I had finished one layout earlier (for reveal next week) 
and thought I could use the scraps with 
the latest sketch at Sketch Inspiration. 

& finally a layout with our still new South African vuvuzela ! ;) 

I misted some Autumn Nights , Sugar Maple & Apple GM 
on the background paper for some depth of color. 

Other supplies : Karen Foster large horn brad, 
Making Memories ' glittered flourishes,
Honey puffy Thickers.