Wednesday, September 29, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday...Clear Card Challenge!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down for The Pixie Cottage's Orange Challenge.




I'm back with this weeks All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge and this weeks challenge is to make a clear card.

Although I have seen quite a few cards made using acetate, this is my first time actually making one. I'm pleased with the results but what irritates me is that it's a little difficult to get a good picture.
I highlighted the background and hopefully you can get a better view.

The layout for my card is based on Cute Card Thursday's sketch and the name of my image is Swiss Pixies Fall Scene. My sentiment is on the inside and it says "Autumn Wishes". After coloring in my image, I trimmed it out and adhered it to design paper. I goofed up with my original plans and decided to use design paper as a background instead. For dimension, I paper pierced holes along the edges of the circle and scallop die cuts and added felt flowers. The inside of my card is decorated with the same layout as the front of my card. The next time I make another card with acetate, I think I'll be a lot more creative and step the detailing.

For more clear card inspiration, please click here to see the ATS DT cards. The ladies did a fabulous job with this weeks challenge! I hope that you enjoy this weeks clear card challenge, just remember to have fun with it and let your creativity soar!


card details.....
Stamp C.C. Designs (Swiss Pixies Fall Scene), sentiment Magnolia Stamps 2008 Autumn Collection• card stock Bazzill and PTI• design paper from my scrap stash• inks Copic Markers• tools nesties lg. petite circle and scallop dies and paper pierce tool• embellishments felt flowers, half pearls, Stickles and ribbon


My card also meets the following blog challenge requirements.....

Stamp Something...Fall Colors
Cute Card Thursday.....Sketch
Drunken Stampers....Fall...Sat.
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle ... Stitching
Creative Card Crew....Flowers
Melijens Design....Autumn Colors
Stamptacular Sunday....Fall Colors
Drunken Stampers....Fall
A Crafty Little Place.....Autumn Theme
Flourishes....Autumn Colors...green,brown,orange and cream
Tuesday Taggers...Autumn
Marks Finest Papers....Pumpkin on Card


I hope that you all have a beautiful day and thanks so so much for stopping by!

hugs

Pixie Cottage... Guest Sketch and Orange Theme


Hello Everyone,
This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is super cool.....the theme is the color ORANGE and the weeks sketch was designed by our guest Aud Nordheim. Thanks so much for the sketch and inspiration Aud!

My image is a newer Pixie Cottage Stamp that is designed by the artist Di Carubia and I think Cassie is adorable holding her kitten. I machine stitched my design papers and embellished my card with light orange half back pearls and ribbon. I didn't add a sentiment at this time but when I do, the sentiment will probably be in the "thinking of you" category.

For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration, please click here. Have fun with this weeks challenge and let your imaginations run wild with the color Orange!

card details....
stamp The Pixie Cottage (Cassie) • card stocks Bazzill & PTI• design papers SU, PTI (scalloped border) and Graphic 45 (tag)• inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers• tools sewing machine, EK Success open scallop border punch,SU's corner rounder punch and tag punch•embellishments ribbon,Stickles and half pearls

my card also qualifies for the following blog challenges....
If The Shoe Fits....Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges...Bling...Sat...
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle ... Stitching
Creative Card Crew....Flowers
One Stitch At A Time....Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs.....Anything Goes
Anything Goes Fun Challenges....Anything Goes
Stamp Something....Fall Colors
Craftalicious Challenges.....Fall Colors
Drunken Stampers....Fall
Stampin' for The Weekend...Tag It!
Wee Memories....CAS/or Tag



Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

hugs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sparkle Creations....So Long and Farewell Blog Hop


Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #12! We hope you will join us for a fun sketch challenge this week (sketch designed by Mary Giles). In Mary's honor, the team is doing a special farewell blog hop as this is Mary's final month as a SCRS design team member. We are sorry to see you go Mary and will miss your wonderful creations. I hope that our paths will cross again in our papercrafting journeys! Speaking of "good byes", today is my last day as a guest designer for Sparkle Creations. I want to thank Sparkle and her wonderful team for the opportunity to be a guest designer, I had a blast and enjoyed every second as a guest designer! Thanks so much!

My last SCRS challenge card features Turntable Josh and he is playing Mary a sweet goodbye melody. I think Josh represents most teens and that my card would be suitable for either boy or girl. I paired the leopard print with strips of DP from My Mind's Eye (laundry line collection) and added small copper brads. Turntable Josh is matted on Nesties Label 10 die and I created the second layer (brown c/s) by tracing my die on card stock. Then I cut along the inside lines of my trace marks and cleaned up the edges with my stylus. Inks used are Copic Markers and I airbrushed the background for dimension.

Please visit all of the designers and leave some cyber hugs for Mary as she rounds out our hop!
Risa••••You are here••••

card details....
stamp• SCRS Turntable Josh•sentiment A Muse Art Stamps•c/s Bazzill & PTI•Design Paper DCWV and My Minds Eye (Laundry Line)•inks Copic Markers & air brush system• Tools Nesties Label 10 Die• Embellishments Sm. Copper Brads, sm. dabs of Stickles on turntable buttons and extra fine glitter on the musical grid.

my card also meets the following blog challenge requirements..

Raise The Bar.......Bundle Up
Charisma Cardz....Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T.......Teenagers
My Sheri CRAFTS......Masculine


This week is starting out on a busy note ! Stay tuned for more blog challenges and another blog hop later this week!


Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday RAKs

Hello And Happy Friday!

Today I have a few Birthday RAKs that I would like to share with you all. I can't thank these ladies enough for their acts of kindness, I seriously cannot! I know that I will probably never meet most of my blogging buddies in real life but I am very thankful for the friendships that have sparked through this thing called "blogging". Thank you all so much for making my day shine even brighter!

RAK from Barbara Walker
I love the soft pastel shade of yellow and the sparkly cupcake is beautiful! Barbara also lined the envelope and talk about gorgeous!!!!
RAK from Rita Santos
Rita is the queen at making beautiful cards and gifts with die cuts, the silhouette of the bird and tree branch is beautiful! I absolutely love everything about my card and gifts!
RAK from Jana Oliveira
I ♥♥ my yummy cupcake card and fantastic Halloween Treats from Jana! So perfect for the season!!
RAK from Denise Nibling

All three of these beautiful gifts are from Denise. The card is too cute for words! Denise also made the tiny note card with the matching envelope...so cute and tiny! The earrings shown in the last photo were handmade by Denise as well and they are gorgeous!!!!

Thank you all so so much for everything and I mean that from the bottom of my heart!
I doubt that I will post anything over the weekend, I have a busy week ahead of me and time is awaiting for no one. One day it's Friday and before you know it, challenge and blog hops (hint) days are here. So.. ... I'm going to head to my craft room and try to accomplish something . Take care and have a beautiful weekend and as always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Team Sketch/Fun & Games Theme

Please scroll down to see my ATS post.........Color Challenge


Hello Again!
I'm moving right along and this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is a team sketch and the theme is fun and games. You have a choice and can either make a card according to the team sketch, or you can design a card according to the theme or better yet....why not try both? ☺

While deciding upon an image for this weeks challenge, I thought about my Southend Girl Stamp designed by Andrea Seller. To me, the beauty of the Southend Girl stamps is timeless and will always be in style. The inspiration for using bingo mini cards as an embellishment was found here on Deb Neerman's blog. The idea captivated me and I thank Deb for the inspiration!

My best friend loves to play bingo and I think that she would love this birthday bingo card. I trimmed the sample piece from Jenny Bowlin's mini bingo card set and matted it to the large circle die cut. After coloring in my image, I carefully trimmed her away from the card stock. Extra fine glitter was added to the wings and the lace around her ankles. For fun, I added half back pearls to the bingo cards and if you look closely, some of the cards are winners!

We would love it if you play along with this weeks challenge. You are free to use any stamp that you desire! Simply link your finished card up to The Pixie Cottage's Blog. For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration, please click here.

card details....
stamp The Pixie Cottages (Southend Girl 2) sentiment Whiff of Joy, c/s Bazzill and PTI, design paper G.C.D. Studios (Abeille Provence Collection), inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black....Tools...lg. nesties circle die and lg. blossom die....embellishments - ribbon, Jenny Bowlin's mini bingo cards, Kaiser half back pearls and extra fine glitter.

My card qualifies for the following blog challenges..
Flutter By Wednesday....Wings
Anything Goes....Cute


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that your day is off to a great start!

All That Scraps......Color Challenge!



Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

Today we have a great challenge in store for you at All That Scraps! The challenge is to use the colors Pumpkin, Burgundy and Artichoke.....which are perfect fall colors!!

For some reason, my image (SNS, Twisted Sisters Jessamin) reminds me of Lady Gaga and I decided to go with bold colors for her hair and clothing. Jessamin's hair is a rich burgundy and her dress a dark artichoke with pumpkin accents. After coloring Jessamin, I nervously airbrushed the background with C7 and strangely enough, I like the results! My base design paper has grid lines and each line supports the colors of our challenge. I embellished my card with felt flowers, half back pearls and two small buttons.

For more ATS DT inspiration, please click here! Have fun with our color challenge and upload your creations to All That Scraps Blog. We look forward to seeing your amazing cards! I'm going to log off the computer for now, we are having a really bad thunder storm with very strong wind and rain and I better play it safe. Take care and enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

card details....
stamp C.C. Designs, Sweet November Twisted Sisters Jessamin, sentiment Stamping Bella Stamps * c/s Papertrey Ink and Bazzill* DP Reminisce (2 sided)*inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black* tools lg. nestie circle dies,air brush machine and S's window punch* embellishments felt flowers, Kaiser half back pearls
and buttons.


My card meets the following blog challenge requirements......

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two For Tuesday....Sparkle Creations!



Hello Everyone!

Today is Tuesday and time to start the week with another Sparkle Creations Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make a card pertaining to fall... harvest,Halloween etc. I chose the theme of Halloween for my challenge card which features Broomstick Lucy.
I wanted something different for this card and decided not to use design paper. I embossed the base layer of card stock with Cuttlebug's new 5X7 Clockworks folder. Instead of the rich colors of fall, I went with the bolder colors of Halloween, lots of black and orange on this one. The only embellishments are ribbon,buttons and Stickles.


We hope that you join in with this weeks challenge and look forward to viewing your creations. You must use a Sparkle Creations image on your card and the winner of each challenge wins a special treat from Sparkle! For more Sparkle Creations DT inspiration, please click here.
card details... stamp....Sparkles Creations Broomstick Lucy, sentiment clipped from a sheet of design paper by Reminisce, c/s...PTI and Bazzill, inks...Copic Markers...Tools Cuttlebug's 5X7 Clockworks embossing folder and EK Success scallop border punch...embellishments...ribbon,buttons and Stickles

My card also meets the following blog challenge requirements...
Daisy Doodles....Clean & Simple
Paper Playtime.....Autumn (Anything that pertains to fall i.e. colors or Halloween)
Scrap Creations....Fall
Wild Orchard...Ribbon and bows
I Did It Creations.....Keep It Simple
Paper Sundaes.....Fall or Halloween Colors
I also want to thank everyone for the beautiful birthday wishes and the birthday RAKs. I enjoyed every moment of my special day and I just want to thank everyone for making my day shine even brighter

hugs

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sparkle Creations....Two For Tuesday!



Hello and Happy Tuesday!
I'm starting off today with a card that I made for a few challenges in "blog land". I had hoped to post my card Sunday, but after my company from out of town went home, I was too tired and went to bed instead.

Scooter Chloe is the name of my image and she is dressed up in the colors from this photo inspiration picture and the layout is designed by Mercy (Lord Have Mercy). Other details are glitter, sparkle and buttons and even a sentiment from the sentiment challenged queen herself! *lol*

Well...I'm going to wrap up my Two for Tuesday post and even I'm surprised when I can type up a short post for a change! ☺

card details.....
stamp Sparkle Creations (Scooter Chloe) sentiment MFT, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP A Cherry On Top and scrap stash...inks Copic Markers....Tools Nesties lg. circle die, Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder and EK Success scallop border punch....embellishments....Stickles and buttons

I hope that your day is off to a fantastic start and thanks so much for stopping by!
hugs
Risa:)

My card meets the following blog challenge requirements......
Aud Sentiments......Cheer Up!
Glitterbabe's.....Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges.....Glitter,glitter and more glitter

Papertake Weekly....Photo Inspiration...purple,pink,blue,raspberry and white
Stamp,Scrap & Doodle....Birthday
Secret Crafter.....Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar.....Anything Goes


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

All That Scraps Wednesday...Sketch!

Please scroll down for my Pixie Cottage Challenge Post.



Hello Everyone,

Today I am out of town celebrating my birthday (the big 50! )Smiley from millan.net and I have pre-scheduled my post. I'm on pins and needles as I am typing because if something can go wrong with Blogger it will... but I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that all will be OK.Smiley from millan.net


This weeks All That Scraps Challenge is to make a card based off of the sketch designed by the talented Janneke.


My card features Swiss Pixies Fall Hansel surrounded by warm rich fall colors. The design papers are all by Reminisce and the sentiment is from an older Reminisce Fall Scrapbook kit that I have had for ages. Although all of the tree leaves are still quite green, Smiley from millan.netin a matter of weeks, the scenery will change dramatically. Smiley from millan.net I love the crisp cool mornings of fall and look forward to decorating my porch with decorated pumpkins and maybe a ghost or two!Smiley from millan.net

For more inspiration from the ATS DT and the rules to the challenge, please click here. I hope that you enjoy this weeks sketch and that you have fun with the challenge!

card details......
stamp...C.C. Designs, Swiss Pixies Fall Hansel, sentiment taken from an older Reminisce Scrapbook Kit, c/s Papertrey Ink and Bazzill, DP Reminisce (Forest Stripes and Sharing Squirrels, inks Copic Markers, Memento Tuxedo Black and airbrushed background....tools...SU's corner punch and 1 3/4" circle punch and paper piercing tool....embellishments....Stickles and small copper brads

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by! Smiley from millan.net

Pixie Cottage #37....Team Sketch/Mellow Fruitness!


Hello Again!

I'm marching right along with this weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge. This weeks challenge is our team sketch designed by the talented Adrina and our theme this week is "Mellow Fruitiness". Did I hear someone say what is mellow fruitiness? lol Well according to Katie, the phrase "Mellow Fruitiness" simply means anything related to Autumn. As with all of The Pixie Cottage Challenges, you have a choice! You can either make a card according the our sketch or you can simply stay with the theme....your choice!

I titled my card "Natures Beauty" and it features Pumpkin Fairy Hannah, designed by Sandra Hammer, kissing the fruits of nature with her wand. The background design papers are by Die Cuts With a View and although the paper is a bit dark and busy, the contrasting fall colors are very pretty in real life. I embellished Hannah's wings, wand and the leaves with extra fine glitter.

This weeks challenge is so perfect for the fall season and I hope that you have tons of fun creating fall inspired cards. For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration and the rules to the challenge, please click here.

card details.....
stamp..The Pixie Cottages, Pumpkin Fairy Hannah...sentiment taken from a Reminisce Fall Scrapbook Kit, c/s Bazzill and PTI, design papers DCWV (MI CasaFlowers glitter paper) and Reminisce(Forest Pupmkin Patch), inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black....embellishments...Prima Flowers, extra fine glitter and Kaiser half back pearls


My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges.....

Stamp Magic......Autumn Colors
Wee Memories...Fall Into Autumn
A Spoon Full Of Sugar.....Fall Into Autumn
Incy Wincy Designs....Autumn Colors
PaperPlay.....Autumn Is Coming!
Theme Thursday...Autumn
Creative Card Crew....Autumn
The Paper Players....Color Challenge...More Mustard,Old Olive,Early Espresso and Cajun Craze

Have a beautiful day and thank you all so very much for stopping by!
hugs

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sparkle Creations #10....Color Challenge!




Good Morning Everyone,

I feel as though I am a baby that has his days and nights mixed up! I created my card for this particular challenge on Sunday and for some unknown reason, I'm thinking the challenge is for tomorrow. I must be going nuts in my old age and I apologize to Sparkle and the team!!!!
This weeks Sparkle Creations Challenge is all about those luscious and captivating Fall Colors...orange,green and cream. My card features Farming Oliver and I added some rich browns to compliment the colors of our challenge. My design paper is a stripe print from Reminisce and I think the colors are perfect for Fall. Other details are are bold bronze gromlet, small copper brads and a few dabs of Stickles. The sentiment was taken from a Reminisce Fall Scrapbook Kit that I have had laying around here for ages. I simply trimmed the sentiment that I wanted, matted it.

For more Sparkle Creations DT inspiration and the rules to the challenge, please click here.

card details....
stamp...Farming Oliver ...sentiment taken from an older Reminisce Fall Scrapbook kit, inks Copic Markers and Memento Tuxedo Black and airbrushed background...c/s all Papertrey Ink...DP Reminisce (Forest Stripe) and a sm. green scrap piece of dp...Tools corner rounder punch....details SU's Soho Designer Hardware, Stickles and sm. copper brads

My card also qualifies for the following blog challenges....
Raise The Bar.....Color Challenge...Orange,Brown and Green
Creative Card Crew....Autumn
The Paper Players....Color Challenge...More Mustard,Old Olive,Early Espresso and Cajun Craze
Polycraft Monday...Autumn
365 Cards...Country Charm
Anything Goes Challenge Blog....Autumn


Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!