Monday, September 29, 2008
This project is pretty much self explaining, right? The only thing you might want to know is how i made the chipboards so white. I used first my Stampin up white craft pad but it did not give me enough coverage so on top of that i sprinkled white Detail embossing powder and embossed right on the chipboard. Worked out fine.
The back was decorated fast but i simply did not want to leave it plain.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I have to make it short.. my life is crazy at the moment.. i will be going into the hospital next week and try to get everything sorted out with my kids and the house. My blog should be running while iam gone. I will try to comment on your cards sometimes today. I feel i have missed sooo much.
hugs and love and please dont forget to check out the other Sassy Sketcher cards.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Have you checked my friend Anne's blog yet? She does design for Magnolia as well and has really adorable cards up on her blog, plus she expects any day her new winter Magnolia's. So keep an eye on her blog as well as on mine please :-) We will start making cards as soon we have the new stamps. I expect my new stamps to arrive maybe tomorrow or on Saturday. I can not wait to see them.
I would also like to mention that my friends Kelly, Tanja and Gisela awarded me with some wonderful awards. Thank you so much ladies.
Oh.. this card was made for Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog as you can imagine :-) what else on Thursdays, right??? Please go check out the other Designers work. See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I totally fell in love with these two Halloween DP papers :-) You are going to see a few projects in the next days this card is part of a "gift set" iam working on.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I just went to comment on blogs and found a wonderful card using also this Magnolia. check out Clodine's card using this Tilda. I loove this card.
This card is sold to Christina :-) Thank you so much that you liked this card.
Yes, these pictures do not have watermarks because they were submitted to a card magazine but remember that they are digitally protected by "my free copyright". Unfortunately i have to mention this these days. Thank you!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Today's card is made with one of the new Magnolia Autumn/Halloween stamps 2008. Can you imagine how i bounced when i saw the images and this Tilda Bea sent to me from Stempel Mekka?? I can not believe it... she shipped on Monday and i had it yesterday in my mailbox. I think this Tilda works nicely also with fresh colors alto she is in the Autumn release. So i picked up some of my Basic Grey Sugared DP and worked with my Rasberry Ribbon kit. I knew exactly that i wanted to use my new sentiment stamp Bea sent me for my birthday. wow.. thank you so much Bea :-) I really like how this turned out. It was really fast (expect waiting time for the craft ink to dry) The layout of this card is really nice.. i have made a second card i used this sketch as well- i think i can show this card on Monday.
Don't forget to visit Carole's blog she is has a fabulous blog candy to offer!!! While you are there check out her cards she is a DT for Alota and the Friday Sketcher blog. Her work is wonderful and inspirational.. you will not be disappointed!!!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Today's card uses a sketch that my friend Kristine created for the Friday Sketcher blog to follow this week. I would love to thank you in the name of all Sassy Sketchers again that she agreed to join.. i have invited her already at the beginning of the blog but she denied so iam even more thrilled to have her now sharing her incredible talent with us.
Again.. i am not happy with the picture of my card. Seams every time when i color Tilda on the sled the pic is all dark. I spoke yesterday with my friend Michelle cause i love how her pictures look and asked for her advice on tents. I really appreciate Michelles knowledge in crafting things and she was so kind to share her experience.
Stamps: Tilda with sled was sent to me by Diana Crick - I think Diana has her in stock so please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Designer Paper: Fiskars Heidi Grace, Soft Sky
Embellishments: Making Memories and Stickles on the layers of CS, Swarovski Christal's.
Today I wanted to tell Patti that i think a lot about her! Patti is leaving Switzerland and is preparing her big move to Australia. Gosh i know so much how it feels and how scary it is. If you can drop her a line on her card making blog :-) i think she will not be able to post something there in a while :-)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I made a Triangle-Fold card. It has been a very long time since i have made this card. The size of my card is 5.5 x5.5. Cut two sheets of 8.5 x 11 to 5 x 10 fold in half and glued together. From there i you just work the same way as you would do with the small size you find on SCS the tutorial. My piece of chipboard took a little more work and attention :-) this piece comes in plain grey like most of the chipboard's do. You will receive these with the new Raspberry Ribbon kit. I used my Craft Whisper White stamp pad to give it the base color - than i added white embossing powder, shake excess off and added one layer of Dazzeling Diamond Dust - than heat embossed everything. It looks really nice and sparkly. The backside of the chipboard is just plain white covered with ink. Tilda is colored with Copics. On Cupcake and wings is Stickles.
I totally LOOOVE the pearl stickers Carole sent me as a gift :-) they are sitting really on my desk in front of me - i want to use them on every project. lol you will see when i show you my second card using the Raspberry Ribbons chipboard piece.
Here is a peek of the inside. Since the challenge said "foods" i wanted to use also the matching cupcakes image. Again.. Carole came to the rescue!!! :-) she sent me a while back some images of this stamp. :-)
Least but not last.. the back of the card. I have to show you this... When i received Kristine's absolute stunning birthday card i noticed how pretty she not only decorated the inside of her card... no she even spent time to work on the back as well. Not to compare with my card. I simply stamped on the DP. Kristine really adds a design with patterned paper to the back of the card and than stamps the circular stamp over it. It looks soooo cool. I needed to know were she got the fabulous stamps with her name and blog. She shared with me the name of the seller in Malaysia and i pretty much ordered the same stamps she used on her card lol and of course some more :-) The stamps are nice prized, the seller is super nice plus shipping was fast. Love it..
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
What a wonderful sketch Heidi provided for us to play with this week. I was amazed when i saw all the amazing cards that the Sassy Sketchers came up with and Iam sure you will be inspired as well.
On Heidis sketch are the 2 "main" embellishements marked as circles on the upper right hand side but since i started my ribbon threading on the left side - i ended there as well and i had to switch the embellis from one side to the other. Remember, you can add any kind of embellishments on the indicated spots of the sketch.
Embellishments: Prima Marketing Flower and red button were sent to me by my friend Carole
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This week you should use "cats & dogs" on your card. Boy.. this card was already finished and submitted to Deb and Andrea, otherwise i would have loved to sent yesterdays card in :-) However.. Rufus is adorable. I think he is one of the MUST-have animal/accessory stamps Magnolia has to offer. I have used him quite a lot on cards and projects.
Since the image was really fast colored, i thought I'd give the DP some extra texture and sewed also along the lines of the DP (the diagonals). When i made my first "bite mark" cards i had a couple of emails how i created these. You can read about it here: Card for Gizmo
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
EDIT: I would like to show you a link to a Halloween card i published here in June.. if you are on a stamping budget and can not afford all the new stamps.. take a look at this card: Halloween - you can make stamps work for 2 occasions.
Swirls: Debbies Die Cuts
Other: Stampin up: Clips, Prima Marketing Flower, Making Memories rhinestone brad
Papers: Bazzill Basics textured, Basic Grey (orange), Making Memories (swirls), Black, White and Vanilla: Stampin up
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Tilda's are always so cute :-) but take a look a the ghosts aren't they adorable as well? :-) they have a little bow on the head - on one i left it, on the other i cut it off so it is kind of like a boy and a girl ghost. The spiderweb is embossed with black detail embossing powder on the ghosts is some Stickles to make them sparkle.
Gosh, i am so happy that i got this Martha Stewart fence punch.... i was hesitating so long and by the time i had made my mind up - it was sold out everywhere. I really drove a lot and was able to find one for me and one last one for my dear friend Carole.
Monday, September 8, 2008
This card really sparkles so pretty!!! I used Stampin up's Heat and Stick powder to adhere Dazzeling Diamond Dust. The stamp i used to add the swirls to the background paper is from Stampin up "Baroque Motifs". One of my all time favorite stamps cause it is so versatile!!!! Tilda is watercolored and i used lots of Twinkeling H2o paints to give the image also shimmer. Stickles is used on the scallops.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
For the card i followed one of my friend Bea's fantastic sketches. She actually created this sketch for the Friday Skecher blog. I love to browse back and see what has been posted in the past - i always find inspiration there.
This card is sold to Christina C. - Thank you so much!!! xxxxx
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I know this layout.. i have made already a card with it - i really love it. I wanted to go still a little bit summery before i can not use these kinds of papers anymore.
The second card is all made with scraps i had left. As many of you know - i LOVE to make cards using just the accessorie stamps from Magnolia. On this card i used the strawberry bowl. Yummy, yummy :-)
Paper: Nana Nursery pack baby girl