Sunday, January 31, 2010

Virtual Stamping Night - Part 3

One more challenge during the Virtual Stamping Night: to use snow or ice on your card, and the snow had to be created either with Flower Soft and Tacky Glue or with white or clear embossing powder. I used white sparkling powder with this cute image by Penny Black. The sentiment is by Stempelbar.

Virtual Stamping Night - Part 2

The next Virtual Stamping Night challenge was about the red mittens worn by the Olympic torchbearers. We were to use the colors red and white and some wool or yarn on our cards. I found these little mittens from my Christmas stuff quite close to the original Olympic ones, so I just HAD to use them on my card! This card is speaking right out of my heart... We've been stuck in the snow for almost four weeks now here in the North of Germany, and it just won't stop snowing...
Snowflake border by HeroArts, brrrr by Stampin'Up. Background created with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder.

Virtual Stamping Night

There was a Mini Virtual Stamping Night at Splitcoaststampers yesterday. It was all about the Winter Olympics, and the first challenge was to create a card using the color of one of the participating nations. I think, one of the main things about the Olympic Games is to make friends from foreign countries, so I chose a friendship theme for my card. And though I'm always struggling with these colors, I chose my own nation's flag colors - black, red and gold. The stamp is by Hero Arts, I stamped it with Palette Noir and highlighted it with a gold gelly pen. The added butterfly is die-cut with the Cricut machine.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In Love With Polka Dots

I didn't have the chance to upload my card for last Friday's Limited Supplies Challenge "Love You Much" at Splitcoaststampers earlier. But hey, better late than never, right?
The challenge was to create some "Love" card restricted to the colors red, pink, black and white, and it had to contain polka dots.
I got this heart stamp (Hero Arts) from my Mom on Thursday, so I had to try it... It is stamped with Palette Noir ink and colored with Tombow markers and pink Stickles. Polka dots are in the little hearts, on the ribbons and cuttlebug-embossed on the red cardstock. Oh yes, and on the scallop-punched black oval. The sentiment says "Best Wishes".
Do you like it?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Inspired by an Alarm Clock...

Can an alarm clock be inspiring??? Well, if it's about Splitcoaststampers Inspiration challenge, it can be indeed, LOL!!!
The challenge was to choose a piece of this recycled glass art web site as inspiration for a card.
I chose this Alarm Clock as my inspiration piece:

I had fun with creating this colorful card, and in case you can't see it on the photo, this is an overall sparkling bird with tons of Stickles on it, LOL! The sentiment is handwritten (saying "Congrats"), and I added some "Markie's Mom dots" along one of the frames with a gelly pen. Bird stamp by KaiserScrapbook, swirly flowers by See D's. Frames cut with a Sizzix BigZ Hello Kitty Frame die cut.

Thank you, Dani!

I wanted to show you a gorgeous Christmas card I got. It was sent to me from my stamping friend Dani, together with some special treats for my dogs - and they want to say "Woof-Woof" for that!!!
It's hard to see at the photo, but the card is made on a clear acetate base to which the brown design paper was mounted and accomplished with those gorgeous sparkling stars. Thank you again, Dani, and hey, you all should have a look at Dani's blog which is crammed full of wonderful cards and gift ideas!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My New Flower Stamp

My Splitcoaststampers friend Anne Ryan sent me such a wonderful Christmas present with this gorgeous card and that BEAUTIFUL flower stamp.

Yesterday's Splitcoast Limited Supplies Challenge was the perfect chance to try this stamp for the first time. We were to create a
Happy New Year
card... no, not really, but it had to be created HAPPILY in less than fifteen minutes, using something NEW we got for the holidays, and the card should be dedicated to some yearly occasion like a birthday. So this was the perfect chance for me to use my new flower stamp!

- Happy: the card was created in only twelve minutes
- New: the new flower stamp, thank you so much again, Anne, I'm totally in love with this stamp!
- Year: it's a birthday card, the sentiment says "Congrats"

The stamp was inked with several shades of Colorbox Fluid Chalks, and I added a tiny amount of glitter to the flowers (hard to see on the photo). Sentiment by Stempelmeer, but sorry, I don't know the manufacturer of the flower stamp.