Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct/19 - Enchanted Letter C - The Magic Of Christmas

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_TopFoldEnchantedLetterC_TheMagicOfChristmas.html
 http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_TopFoldEnchantedLetterC_TheMagicOfChristmas.html 

As I mentioned before, I've been making a lot of stuff for cards both at my gals get togethers and while playing...and that's where they ended and in my "one day" pile of stuff. Well I sat down the other day and finished a whole pile of them. These two use my Enchanted Letters.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Oct/19 - PoinsettiaDie Cut - Peace - The Magic Of Christmas


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldPoinsettiaDieCut_Peace_TheMagic.html
As I mentioned before, I've been making a lot of stuff for cards both at my gals get togethers and while playing...and that's where they ended and in my "one day" pile of stuff. Well I sat down the other day and finished a whole pile of them. This one uses one of my newer poinsettia dies.

I'm using a die "Peace" from Elizabeth Craft Designs also available from Quietfire Design.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldPoinsettiaDieCut_Peace_TheMagic.html


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Merry Christmas Bkgrd - Poinsettia Border - The Magic of Christmas

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldPoinsettiaBorder_MerryChristmasBkgrd_TheMagic.html


I've been making a lot of stuff for cards both at my gals get togethers and while playing...and that's where they ended and in my "one day" pile of stuff. Well I sat down the other day and finished a whole pile of them. This one uses one of my newer border dies.

I'm using a background stamp from Quietfire Design "Merry Christmas Background"


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldPoinsettiaBorder_MerryChristmasBkgrd_TheMagic.html

Monday, October 14, 2019

Oct/19 - Easel Waterfall card Hello - In A Perfect World

  http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_WaterfallCardHello_InAPerfectWorld.html

This is an easel card and the waterfall is on the floor as a stopper. I recently came across the Lawn Fawn die set and video instructions. So easy... BIG GRIN

I'm using a die "Warm" and "Hugs" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design   

And I'm using rubber stamp sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design ("In A Perfect World" 4pce set);


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_WaterfallCardHello_InAPerfectWorld.html

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Coloring Poinsettia - Bold & Beautiful


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_BlueChristmas.html
I came across a gorgeously colored green poinsettia and had to imitate it done by Laura Jane using The Ton "Poinsettia Close Up" background stamp. You can see her post HERE. I don't have this particular stamp from 2017, so I hand drew my interpretation of the image. I have since made it in 4 other colors beside the green one...

This is the 5th of 5 cards I made with the Poinsettia image.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_BlueChristmas.html

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Coloring Poinsettia - Blue Christmas

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_BlueChristmas.html
I came across a gorgeously colored green poinsettia and had to imitate it done by Laura Jane using The Ton "Poinsettia Close Up" background stamp. You can see her post HERE. I don't have this particular stamp from 2017, so I hand drew my interpretation of the image. I have since made it in 4 other colors beside the green one...

This is the 4th of 5 cards I made with the Poinsettia image.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_BlueChristmas.html

Friday, October 11, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Coloring Poinsettia - Everything Is Softer


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_EverythingIsSofter.html
I came across a gorgeously colored green poinsettia and had to imitate it done by Laura Jane using The Ton "Poinsettia Close Up" background stamp. You can see her post HERE. I don't have this particular stamp from 2017, so I hand drew my interpretation of the image. I have since made it in 4 other colors beside the green one...

This is the 3rd of 5 cards I made with the Poinsettia image.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_EverythingIsSofter.html

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Coloring Poinsettia - Cherish The Season


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_CherishTheSeason.html
I came across a gorgeously colored green poinsettia and had to imitate it done by Laura Jane using The Ton "Poinsettia Close Up" background stamp. You can see her post HERE. I don't have this particular stamp from 2017, so I hand drew my interpretation of the image. I have since made it in 4 other colors beside the green one... This is #2 of 5

I'm finally doing some of my own calligraphy...

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldColoringPoinsettia_CherishTheSeason.html

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oct/19 - Star Booklet Plumeria - Friend


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBookletPlumeria_Friends.html


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBookletPlumeria_Friends.htmlI'll be teaching this structure soon again and enjoyed making the first sample, so thought I'd make another one slightly larger... If you live in the Calgary area check my "Workshop News" on my blog for class info.

I'm using a die  "Flourished Butterfly" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design.

 http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBookletPlumeria_Friends.htmlI'm also using a bunch of rubber quote stamps from Quietfire Design

("Friendship Quotemarks" (discontinued); (""Sometimes Said Pooh..."); ("Hold A True Friend..."); ("A Friend Is Someone hoe Knows..."); ("I Wouldn't Have Missed Being..."); ("In A Perfect World" 4pce set). 


Click on any booklet image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBookletPlumeria_Friends.html

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Oct/19 - Top Fold Pomegranate - Magic - It's Time To Speak - Rumi

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_TopFoldPomegranate_Magic_It'sTimeToSpeak_Rumi.htmlI just got a bunch of Altenew stamps... I know, I couldn't resist. This one's called Happy Pomegranates. I'm finally doing a bit of my own calligraphy on cards again...
I'm using a die "Magic" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_TopFoldPomegranate_Magic_It'sTimeToSpeak_Rumi.html




Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct/19 - Side Fold Deco Roses - Danke - No Act Of Kindness



http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_SideFoldDecoRoses_Danke_NoActOfKindness.htmlI love drawing and coloring these deco roses...

I'm using a die "Danke" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design

 I'm also using a brand rubber quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("No Act Of Kindness") 


Click on any card image to see the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oct/19 - Star Booklet - Autumn Joy - I Got A Friend

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBooklet_AutumnJoy_I'veGotAFriend.html


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBooklet_AutumnJoy_I'veGotAFriend.html


I'll be teaching this structure soon again and thought I'd better refresh my memory BIG GRIN... If you live in the Calgary area check my "Workshop News" on my blog for class info.

I'm using a couple dies  "Autumn" and "Joy" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design.
 
http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBooklet_AutumnJoy_I'veGotAFriend.html
I'm also using a bunch of rubber quote stamps from Quietfire Design

("I Dwell In Possibilities"); ("How Lovely Is The Silence..."); ("Always Believe That Something..."); ("Autumn Is A Second Spring") 


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Oct19_StarBooklet_AutumnJoy_I'veGotAFriend.html

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

You Come From Dust

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/YouComeFromDust.html
Our Guild (BVCG.ca) has a theme of "Laugh, Learn" for our November /19 Journal. It's not a theme that inspires me like the "word" theme I did a few months... but c'est ala vie... I looked and looked and couldn't find anything that resonated with me.. And then there it was and I had 1 day to create it before the deadline.

Click on image for descriptions. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Illuminated Caitals with Susan Keyes

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/SusanKeyes/SusanKeyes_IlluminatedCapitals.html

I took a 2 day workshop this past weekend (September 28 & 29, 2019) with Susan Keyes "Illuminated Capitals". A Wonderful teacher with a wealth of knowledge.

Here are a few of what I created. There are also some downloadable line drawn images for Christmas cards free for your own personal use. Enjoy
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/SusanKeyes/SusanKeyes_IlluminatedCapitals.html

Click on any image to see more of what I created this past weekend.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sept/19 - Side Fold Poinsettia - ECD Dec 25 - What Is Christmas

 http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldPoinsetti_ECDDec25_WhatIsChristmas.html
I came across a gorgeously colored green poinsettia and had to imitate it done by Laura Jane using The Ton "Poinsettia Close Up" background stamp released in 2017. You can see her post HERE. Since I didn't have the stamp I hand drew a similar image. Love the linear way of coloring...

I'm using a die "Dec 25" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE 


You can see the technique for creating a shadow layer HERE 
 

I'm also using a rubber Xmas quote and design element stamp from Quietfire Design ("What Is Christmas..." 2pce set);  ("Poinsettia Banner and Sentiments" 4pce set)

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy
 http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldPoinsetti_ECDDec25_WhatIsChristmas.html

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sept/19 - Easel Deco Roses - ECD Thanks - For Everything


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_EaselDecoRoses_ECDThanks_ForEverything.html
Saw an image of some Deco Roses which I really liked, so hand drew them and added a bunch more leaves and berries etc. Scanned and printed out the image on white cardstock in a couple different sizes (which will be cards at a later time...)

I'm using a die  "Thanks" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

 I'm also using a rubber sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design ("Thanks Cuddlers" 7pce set)


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_EaselDecoRoses_ECDThanks_ForEverything.html

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Aug/19 - Waterfall Card - ECD Merci - Friendship Thanks

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.htmlThis is a top fold card and the front is the waterfall construction. I recently came across the Lawn Fawn die set and video instructions. So easy... BIG GRIN

I'm using a die "Merci" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE   

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.html
And I'm using rubber stamp sentiment, quote and design element stamps from Quietfire Design ("Always Be My Friend"  3pce set); ("Friendship Isn't A Big Thing"); ("Queen Of Everything" 6pce set); ("Thanks Cuddlers" 7pce set)

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And click HERE  to see a 24 sec video clip of how it opens. 

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Aug19_WaterfallCard_ECDMerci_FriendshipThanks.html



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sept/19 - Top Fold Snowflakes - ECD Merry Christmas - Good Friends Are Like Snowflakes


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_TopFoldSnowflakes_ECDMerryChristmas_GoodFriendsAreLikeSnowflakes.html

 Another simple card using another embossed image from my stash and another of the newest rubber Xmas stamps from Suzanne...

I'm using a die set "Merry Christmas" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

 I'm also using a brand new Xmas rubber quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("Good Friends Are Like Snowflakes..." 2pce set) 


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_TopFoldSnowflakes_ECDMerryChristmas_GoodFriendsAreLikeSnowflakes.html


Monday, September 23, 2019

Sept/19 - Side Fold Gifts - ECD Noel - May Peace Be Your Gift


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldGifts_ECDNoel_MayPeaceBeYourGift.html
A very simple card using another embossed image from my stash and another of the newest rubber Xmas stamps from Suzanne...

I'm using a die set "Noel" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

 I'm also using a brand new Xmas rubber quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("May Peace Be Your Gift..." 2pce set) 


Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldGifts_ECDNoel_MayPeaceBeYourGift.html

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sept/19- Side Fold Flourish Border - ECD Best Wishes - What Is Christmas


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldFlourishedBorder_ECDBestWishes_WhatIsChristmas.html
I'm using one of my newest 3D embossing folders from Creative Expression - love them.

I'm using a die "Best Wishes" 2pce set from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Sept19_SideFoldFlourishedBorder_ECDBestWishes_WhatIsChristmas.html I'm also using a rubber quote and design element stamp from Quietfire Design ("What Is Christmas" 2pce set) 

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mixed Media Phone Stand

I took a 2hour mini workshop at "The Paper And Ink Boutique" here in Calgary this week. Loved it. The class was taught by Tracy Moreau who is a Deco Art ambassador. 
Granted I'm not really in to mixed media, and I don't own a mobile/cell phone... but I thoroughly enjoyed this class.  When I looked at the image on the website I gathered my supplies with similar items but in my own style. BIG GRIN.

I also brought my own acrylics. But have since purchased the Deco Art Media acrylic paints which are translucent but vibrant.

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Crafts/MixedMediaPhoneStand.html