Monday, April 30, 2012

CAS-ual Friday - Flower or Tree

Hello my crafty friends, how are you?  Did you have a chance to get your fingers inky during the weekend?

I did (yesterday), and I made a card for CAS-ual Fridays challenge 50.  The challenge is to make a clean and simple card with flowers or trees.  I have, in the past, made many cards with flowers, but not trees (at least not as focal point).  So it's fun to do something different.  Here it is:


Stamps: Hero Arts (ST506 I Love Books, CL290 Printed Flowers); Bonnidee (CL0111 French Greetings #3)
Papers: white card stock, Bazzill Orange Peel card stock (Green Tea)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo)
Others: ribbon, twine

Enjoy your week.  Come back soon.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Red Flower

Happy Friday!

A second post today yay!   If you are looking for the Playing in Paradise post, click here.

Now onto today's card, made it for April's Virginia's View Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  I love the orange/red colour of the poppies.

It inspires me to make this card:

My flower is quite brightly coloured, but my camera is not capturing it very well!! :(  Anyhow, I hope it brings you a smile.

Stamp: Magenta (C43020-K)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Paper: card stock in white, cream, red, green
Other: colouring pencils

Have a great day!

Playing in Paradise


Yipee it's Friday!  And today I am Guest Designer for Scrapbookers' Paradise challenge.  This week's theme is:

Here's a little peek of my card:

Thanks for stoping by.  I hope you'd join in the fun and play along.  To enter and to see my card, click here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Card with a View


A quick share of a card made for Challenge #2 Cards with a View over at A Blog Name Hero. 

My card:

The stamp I used reminds me of a window screen, so I stamped a floral scene first on water colour paper, then I stamp three times the stamp side by side on top to make a three panes window with screens!  Note that the panes are connected with a black strip of card stock acting as hinges. Then I cut out the scrallop shape so it opens up to reveal a message.  I hope you like it!  Yes I am submitting last minute again!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts (AC009 Journal De Voyage, CL477 Delicate Leaf Clusters, CL282 Feather Grass); Bonnidee (CL0111 French Greetings #3)
Paper: water colour paper, Mustard Yellow card base, black card stock
Ink: Rangre Distress(Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Broken China); Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Others: Ranger Perfect Pearl

Be sure to come back Friday.  I've got a little special news to share.  See you then.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tiny Flowers - CFC49

Happy Sunday! 

What's a girl to do on a rainy day?  Yup you guessed it, make cards!  :)  Made a CAS card for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 49

The sketch:

My card:


Stamps: Technique Tuesday (Post Cards from Paris);
              Hero Arts (CL290 Clear Design: Printed Flowers)
Dies: Hero Arts (DI002 Scallop Frame)
Ink: ColorBox Pigment (Frost White)
Other: Gelly Roll gel pen (white)

Thanks for stoping by. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pears Trio

Hello, just want to share a card made for challenge #47 - card inspired by food for this group, CST (CanadianStampTalk).  From the name you know it's a all Canadian stampers group, so if you are a Canadian please join us.  Other than a weekly challenge, we have lots of card exchange, ATC swaps .. etc you could take part.  So come take a look.

Stamps: A Stamp in The Hand (Pear w/Leaves Med); Hero Arts (S4878 Old Letter Writing)
Paper: white card stock, BasicGrey (Picadilly 6x6 paper pad)
Ink: Range Distress (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint); Heritage (Old Gold); Ancient Page Dye ink (Lemon Peel)
Other: tag sticker (source unknown)

Thanks for stopping by.  And happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Welcome back,  today I've got a card I am entering to the Playing in Paradise Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge, and I thought I'd play along using a Hero Arts stamp set I've got since last year but have not use much.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:


Stamps: Hero Arts (CL146 Travel Journal)
Paper: white card stock, pattern paper from Country Lanes Paper Collage Kit by Sarah Lugg
Ink: Ranger Distress (Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint)

Note: the dots stamp (top and bottom of the "Enjoy.." panel) is not part of the Hero Arts set, I've misplaced the original package forgotten the supplier.  ;)

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Typing lesson

Hi everyone!

Have you ever taken a typing lesson before?  The stamp I used to make my card reminds me of typing classes in high-school.  All those drills that really hurts the pinky finger!!!  Yup that was the time before electric type-writters were use in the school.  OMG now you know how 'young' I am!  LOL

Anyway I had lot of fun making this card, and I want to share it before making more (yes I intend to make multiple in different colours).

I used the (I call it) the 'pre-digit-kit' method: stamp on paper, scan image, enlarge, and print, and then colour.  I printed the enlarge image on a cream cardstock, and use colouring pencils to fill in some details/shading.  Adorned it with a few art flowers and brads, stamped the greetings and voila!  Hope it brings you a smile.

Althought it doesn't appear in the photo, the back piece is shaped the same way.  I am entering this card to Hero Arts' April challenge (shaped cards).


Stamp: Hero Arts (CG414 Greetings, CL282 Feather Grass)
Paper: cream card base
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Others: colouring pencils, Hero Arts art flowers (CH152), brads

Have a lovely day, and come back again soon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thinking of you

Oh I have been procracinating about this challenge over the A Blog Named Hero, but I have a good excuse, I have too many favorite Hero Arts stamps I couldn't choose!!!  LOL 

Here's my simple card:


Stamps: Hero Arts (CG405 Leaf & Floral Background, AC001 Untitled Post Mark)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Paper: brown card base
Other: ribbon


Sunday, April 8, 2012

5 for 5$ Challenge

Welcome back.

If you are looking for the Lily Pad Cards' First Birthday blog hop, click here.

Now onto today's post, since I've discover this fun challenge, I really want to play along.  And finally I found some time and did it!  What challegne is that you say?  Well it's the 5 for 5$ challenge over at Moxie Fab World.  The goal is to make five different cards with less then 5$ dollars worth of material.  Check out the detail here.

Here are my cards:


Here's what I used and the break down:

2.95 Mini stamp set from Technique Tuesday
0.12 half of BoBunny double sided pattern paper on sale (0.23 / 2)
0.70 Five card base plus envelope (50 for 7.00, each at 0.14)
0.04 One CH155 Olive green gem (0.04 each)
0.03 Three mini clear gem (0.01 each)
0.18 Nine mini white pearl (0.02 each)
0.05 twine
0.00 strips of colour card stock scraps
4.07 Total

I think I did well.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Easter, and have a great weekend.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lily Pad Cards First Birthday Blog Hop

Hello my stamping friends:

Welcome to the Lily Pad Cards' First Birthday blog hop! You should be joining us from the very talented Nancy Krueger's blog.  If not, you could start at the beginning at Lily Pad Cards.

There are three prize packages with a total retail value of over $300!  These prizes will be awarded by random draw.  There are two ways to be eligible for the prize drawings.  You can “like” us on Facebook, but if you do not have a Facebook account, you can also be eligible for the drawings by leaving a comment on the Lily Pad Cards Blog.  To better your chances even more, leave comments on the other blogs participating in the hop.  For each comment you leave, you'll get your name entered again! (but only one comment per blog, please.)  You have until 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 8 to leave your comment.
Here's the card I made to celebrate Lily Pad Cards' first anniversay.  I do hope Frederick likes the Lily flower topped cupcake!

Stamps:  Hero Arts (CG269 Happy Definition, AC001 Untitled Postmark, CL477 Delicate Leaf Clusters); Hot Off The Press (HOTP-1062 Small Cupcake)
Paper: cream card base, Bazzill Basic (Orange Peel card stock - Green Tea), white card stock
Ink: Ranger Distress (Peeled Paint, Broken China); ColorBox Pigment (Lilac); VersaColor (Raspberry)
Embellishments: small pearl
Others: black marker

Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on the hop is of a stamper I admire very much, Barb Engler's blog. If you hit a bad link, you can always go back to Lily Pad Cards to view the master list of blog links. Please report any bad links to

Enjoy your hop and hope to see you again soon.