Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume. ~Jean de Boufflers

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I am working on an album for my mum as a surprise for her 70th birthday, she loves butterfly so using sketch #92  from Creative Scrapper and lots of butterflies I did page 2 of her album. This will also be submitter at Flutter by Wednesday since we are still in an open week. Don't forget to stop by both blogs to see the beautiful DT inspirations.

Really Happy

The Friday Sketch at Practical Scrapper is below, I had this torn picture that I have been looking for the right LO for and this was just perfect. I was able to use the use the 2.25x3.00 oval on my Fislars tempelate to cut out a decent picture and then I just cut out different oval sizes using the template and glue together using foam dot to give it a 3d effect. The PP is American Craft amplified.

Time Heals

There was a beautiful sketch (#10) at The Pixie Cottage this week but instead of an oval I changed it into a square so I can use it at the Clearly iStamp It's Hip to be square (CIC8) challenge. Challenge #27 for The Stampin' Sisters in Christ is to make a project to denote time, so I use the seneca saying of "Time heals what reason cannot."


Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Challenge #7 at Tellen's Place is Anything goes but you also got a free beautiful Tellen Design  image to use if you want, so I decided to use the image and make a St. Patrick's day card for my girlfriend. Don't forget to stop over at Tellen's Place to see all the beautiful image from the DTs and also get your free image. I also ended up using the last free image I got from Paper Popsicles and this week Challenge at The Practical Scrapper is stamp, I will turn this card in for both of them.
I tried water coloring again with the dress, I think I am slowly getting there and the background is from a colorbok sticker packaging, I think I bought the stickers really for the packaging and it worked great for this card.

The Irish Blessing on the card reads (had to look for the one that says heart since she had those in the basket):

May you always have
Walls for the wind,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your hearts might desire!

Love Makes the World Go Round

Challenge #3 at Simon Says Stamp Challenge over at PCP is a recipe use the colors Dark Brown, Vanilla and Teal and The Scrappiest had a sketch #53 for this week, so recipe plus sketch equals what you see below.



I use Momento Desert sand on the Inqueboard bur it came out a little darker than I wanted

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Irish Blessing

Using the card template and the free digital image from Paperpopsicles I made my son's St. patrick's Day card. I was looking for something different to make for him and this was just perfect. I tried 8x8 paper in my printer for the first time and it worked, so this came as smaller than I wanted but it is still perfect and I now know I can print 8x8 and stop waiting 8x11s. I tried watercoloring again and I think I did a much better job this time, as you can see I use left over scrap from the last LO I did.


The inside of the card reads, May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Irish 4 a day

My family have already celebrated every holiday in one fashion or the other, and St Patrick's day is one of our favorite just because everything gets colored green for the fun of it, so using Melissa's sketch (okay started out with the sketch )and free digital at Paper Popsicle project theme was St Patrick's Day, I created an Irish LO for my son, he is born in March so everything in March is celebrated. He was only one in this picture, this year he will be 19, so I guess I am a tad behind.

I will also be submitting this project for Lexi's Creations Challeneg #8 - Anything goes, Flutter by Wednesday - Open need a butterfly, fairy or angel, there is a butterfly by each pot.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bird Watching - Wood

The Twist on the Twisted Sketch # 39 was to use wood, I knew which PP I wanted to use as soon as I saw the challenge , just because I wasn't quite sure how I was going to use it. So using the PP that look like tree veins from Poppy Ink and some cardstock, real wood alphas that are got from the dollar store I created a LO using the sketch below. The PP is interesting it has the same pattern on both side.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Thanks Jess

Got my beautiful RAK from Jess today for the doing the Pink Elephant blog hop included with a gorgeous handmade card from Jess.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Artist at Work

For the ScrapRoom week 7 challenge I dug out a picture of my son Michael, he loves to draw and color then and between the 2 of us we still spent a lot of Money at hobby stores since he still loves to color and draw.

This is the sketch from the ScrapRoom


and this is my interpretation


Alpha - Angela Ash
PP- S.e.i
Bling - Elsie & Heidi Grace
Chipboard - Inque boutique

Arabian Night LO 1

Using the sketch from Priscillastyles Midnight Madness #41

 came up with a LO for one of the Arabian Night Picture, the 2 PP are scrap paper left over from a previous paper, flowers are M Flowershop.

Congrats Card

The next dwarf in the sleeping beauty challenge at Let's Capture this Sketch is Doc, you have a choice of card using the sketch below.

I had a not so girly card in mind, clean and simple, it turned out beautiful but it doesn't photo too good, oh well

All scrap paper, sentiment cosmo cricket, flower Brenda Pinnick

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winter Theme Birthday Card

Daring Cardmakers wants a Winter theme birthday card, I tried to use a PP but I had none that really seems wintery, not really surprise, winter here is so cold and dreary that the thought of picking up a winter theme PP probably never cross my mind tend to gravitate towards bold summery colors. then I rememered that I had bought a birthday Stencil kit and decided to use it instead. First time stenciling messed up the edges a bit so trim with with the Sunflower Fiskar Scissor but practice makes perfect.

The cake is colored using gel pen and for the other I use Martha's Aquarium pigment ink collection. Paintbox for lettering.

I will also be submittig the card for Tellen's Palace - #6 Birthday and  Penny's Paper Crafty - Birthday

To Love and Be Loved

Simon Says 3 embellishments (Ribbon, Chipboard flower and brad), 2 PP and 1 image for the Happy Hello Hop and Recipe Challenge, so using Sketch #91 from Creative Scrappers, I attempted Simon's recipe.


Sentiment Reads : There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand

Get well soon

I made this card this morning for one of my lab technicains that recently had surgery for brain tumor, he is in my prayers and so is the rest of his family because his father was also found to have the same tumor. So don't forget to count your blessings today.

I use 3 different PP from Inque Boutique, 2 ribbons (red & Green) , 1 hand cut flower using a template from Scrapbook etc, 1 blue flower from  Marcella with blue bling brad. Alphas are Cosmo Cricket.

Entering this card in the following Challenges
Die Cut Dreams - #35 Recipe 3PP, 2 Ribbons, 2 flowers and 1 gem
Squigglefly - Color Challenge Red, green blue
The Pink Elephant - #54 Ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Get Well Soon

What will I do without you?

I love this image from Selina Fenech (She request no direct link so she can be found here, I actually had the image printed/colored a while and was just waiting to use it.The butterfly was a free hand draw and then cut out. Both image are colored mostly with glitter gel pen and Marvy LePlume II. 
Cardstock - Paper Reflection embossed with my Bigshot
PP - K Marcella 
Sentiment Printed out using P-touch
Friends Bling - Unknown

I will be submitting the card for the following Challenges.
Flutter by Wednesday - #97 Fairy, Butterfly and Love
The Pixie Cottage -  #9 Love Theme
By the Cute and Girly - Feb Challenge - Love
Pile it on - #6 Flowers
Creative Belli Challenge - Butterflies or dragon (#2)
Digital Tuesday - #46 All Things Girly

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank you

Made a quick thank you card for my girlfriend, no matter what is going on  in my life she is always there and I try to thank her once in a while so as not to take our friendship for granted. I will be submitting this card for the Paper Sundaes Challenge #5 - A Glittery Spring  there is glitter on the flower and shoe, this was also my first attempt at water coloring, a lot harder than I was expected but will keep practicing. Creative Belli Blog, Challenge #85 - Butterflies or dragon 

The digi image is free from Sliekje digi stamps - thanks

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

No More Snow

Been having so much working with digi images and making cards that I haven't done a LO in a while but today using Capture these Sketch #5 Sneezy Sketch which is part of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Challenge for this month, I made a LO of my son, I guess reflecting how we are all feeling about the none stop snow we have been getting, I believe Hawaii is the only state currently without snow.



I am also going to enter this LO in Robyns Fetish Color Challenge
  • royal blue
  • light blue
  • black
  • white
  • grey/silver
Cardstock - Paper Company
Black & white/Blue with Spiral PP - Colorbok
Navy Blue with Dot - Making Memories Sydney Collection
Alpha - Angela Ash
Kirigami Snow flakes cut by me
Snowman Online stock

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thinking of you

Using the free digi image from Hope Jacare, I worked on making a card for Sew Many Cards Challenges #4 - Red, Pink and white. I had this sheet of flowers from Cosmic Cricket wasn't quite sure what to do with it but it ended up being perfect to cover the white card up, before covering the white card with the flower, I did go over it with Holtz' fired brick distress ink, also went over the white flowers with the distress ink. There are 139 little flowers on the card.
I will also be submitting the card for the Daring Cardmakers Have a Heart Challenge 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crazy About You

Took the day off work today since my son had no school and got some much needed stuff done outside the house but I was able to make a quick card to cover a couple of challenges. Right now I think I need to go back to making LOs but I really seem to be enjoying making the cards since I get a change to try different techniques. So using the Sketch over at Sassy Lil Sketches February 14th Sketch


I will also be submitting this card for the following challenges, AiFactory - #23 Lots of Hearts and The Pink Elephant - #54 Ribbon 

Cardstock/Sentiment - Cosmic Cricket
Pattern Paper- AC-Romance, Brenda Pinnick, S.e.i
The heart is an inqueboard cover with the AC Romance Paper

I also spent the day working on using my Wishblade, finally got something to cut but still have no idea what I am doing. oh Well.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ducky Great Day

The theme for Clearly Digital Challenge #2 is Ducks, I had found this cool duck image from the Coloring Book Fun website so I couldn't wait to use it, I will be entering as my second one on Digital Tuesday #45 - It's all about Animal and also in A Spoon Full of Sugar #90 Recipe(1 PP, 1Ribbon, 1 embossing and 1 button)

PP and Sentiment - Cosmo Cricket
Flower - M Flower shop
Coloring Using Gel Pen and Fibracolor
Ribbon - The Sweet Life

Card for Delia

A call went out from Dustin Pike to make a card for a 10 year old girl Delia who is battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Dustin made free Owl digi to use since this is one of Delia's favorite things, please go to Dustin's blog for more information and if you have the time to made a card for Delia please do so. I use the sketch from Midnight Madness Challenge #40

 I am also going to be submitting this card for Digital Tuesday #45 - It's all about the animals

Card Stock and sentiment- Cosmo Cricket
Blinks - K by Marcella
Brown Ribbon - The Sweet life
 Digi Owl Image - Dustin Pike
PP - S.e.i
Use Marvy Le Plume II and g Studio chalk for the coloring

Friday, February 12, 2010

Be Mine

I found this beautiful image by Selina Fenech (copy to open she requested no direct linking) and it was free and it just seem like another perfect one for the many valentine day card challenge.
I had problems with the antennas when coloring, cutting and gluing after a while gave up and cut them off. Am entering this card at Flutter by Wednesday - #96 Theme of Love,  Creative Card Crew - Valentine Penny's Paper Crafty -Valentine/Love Ooh La La Creations - #47 Love Simon Says - Love,  Delightful Sketches #16 - Love

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Enjoy V Day Diva Style

Finally, life settled down abit and am able to get another card out, I guess with Valentines day around the corner lots of love/hearts challenge. I really love coloring and playing with images which is an unexpected surprise and boy do I love to cut. Todays image is another freebie from Tellen's Place, Challenge #5 is Valentine Theme + 5 hearts,I started out using the sketch from Our Creative Corner, the intention was to create a bar scene with a door behind the diva but the card took on  a life of it's own.

 I will also be entering this card in the following challenges,
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Valentine/Love , Raise the Bar Challenge #4- Heart to Heart Talk,  Crazy 4 Challenges C23 - Valentine, Tuesday Taggers - Love Theme, C.R.A.F.T Challenge #37 - digi colouring, The Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Pink Elephant Birthday Blog Hop

In celebration of The Pink Elephant's 1st Birthday , I volunteer to be on the hop, what we had to do was make a card using any previous challenge. I pick challenge #50

Congrats/Happy Birthday to The Pink Elephant and it's Design Team who showcase an incredible talent every week, thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, please leave a comment then hop on over to Lisa aka Myran

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Be Mine or else

After my 5 miles run this morning, sat down and worked on my card for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 89-Lets  get Sketchy, love the sketch by Sonja

my interpretation

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pink and Furry

The digi Nebitt is free from Paper Craft Planet in celebration of their 300 followers, they have some other free digi images so hop on over and grab it, the Cherub one is really cute. Am entering the card in the following challenges The Pink Elephant - #52 All about Pink, Cup Cake Craft Challenge - #76 Four Legged and Furry and S2G Challenge - Party, Celebrate or Birthday. Need to find the right material to get the right color and texture I want for the body still not right.

Thanks for stopping by

Tellen's Place

Okay I got to Tellen's place while blog hopping and immediately fell in love with the challenge and not only do I get a free digi (wasn't quite sure initially what this was, since most people normally say they are digi scrapping, so many scrapbooking lingo to keep straight) to play with but I also get to play tic-tac-toe.
Since I have never painted a digi before I made 4 copies, I had some Studio G fresh chalk that I bought from J when they were on sale for $0.25 didn't know what I was going to do with them or what you did with them but I bought them any way, my reason was they were cheap and in scrapbooking section so I should need them. I had a hard time getting the skin tone they way I wanted after 2 tries got the skin somewhat right but then I had nothing to get the shade of the hair anywhere close to where I wanted which result in a trip to M since I had a 50% off coupon (probably just an excuse). In the art section I picked up a box of 100 Fibracolor Markers for the grand price of $12 after discount I felt they were worth a short and the colors worked beautifully, did not soak through the paper and went on smoothly.
I had the coloring about where I wanted (well to the best of my minimal artistic ability anyway) so I decided to cut it out (just love to cut things out with my cute little Cutter Bee scissor, this is a must have for any crafter) but accidentally cut the jump rope by the loop which now meant I was picking ribbon, so go down or across. I had no clue what dew drop was, did a goggle search and still wasn't sure so when down, ribbon-punch-button. For some reason, I couldn't figure out what punch was, even though a had  my row of punches looking right at me then I finally had a light bulb moment. So decided on the Martha Stewart landscape punch which I bought from M on clearance but never used. So punch is set, ribbon is a go and my digi is painted looking pretty with a button as a buckle so ended up with this hope you like it. Also submitting this card for the ABC-Challenge blog for N= New digi, punch, chalk & color pen and Creative Belli Blog - Ribbon use for the jump rope.


So now that I have done 2 cards, I am absolutely in love with making them, so will definitely be doing more.

Thanks for stopping by.