Sunday, August 17, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Poppy Sing - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_PoppySing_HB.html

I love poppies... Lost mine this year for some reason... Hopefully I'll have some next year, but in the mean time, can always create them BIG GRIN.

After making the poppy, I raided my stash for all the detail elements... Slowly but surely the pile recedes... only to spring back again another day. Sigh!!

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_PoppySing_HB.html
I'm using an eCut and a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Reasonable Ribbons  #101 pets + ribbon
Card mania Challenge  #53 birthday
Lil Red Wagon  #250 birthday
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  summer
Sisterhood of Crafters  #15 favorite color (reds/greens)
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #113 favorite season  (Summer)
Milk Coffee Challenge  stripes
Southern Girls Challenge  #96 lots of texture
Brown Sugar Challenge  #107 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #70 anything goes

Thursday, August 14, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill - Whimsical Bouquet - Get Well Soon

I am continuing to play with my jumbo comb gadget (Jumbo Comb Tutorial) I designed... and came up with these whimsical flowers and decided to put them on a get well card to hopefully brighten someone's day.

I side folded my cream toned card (5"w x 7"h). Stamped the mason jar (Deep Red) on some white cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx, then fussy cut around it. Also cut it in half so I could get a shorter version of the jar... Used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil and a paint brush to paint the mason jar. Then used colored pencils to color the jar lid.

Adhered a piece of white lace and some Sari ribbon (Denim) on a diagonal. Then adhered the mason jar and lid.

Adhered my quilled elements. Then die cut and adhered some leaf swirly flourishes (Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish")  from decorated cardstock I had in my stash. I had a bunch of misc die cut leaves in my stash as well, which I put here and there.

The "Get Well Soon" is a Quietfire Design sentiment stamp ("Ten Tiny Sentiment" set), stamped with the black on cream toned cardstock, cut close, edges sponged with blue, hole punched and tied to mason jar. The "Whimsical Bouquet" is hand written using a Zig marker, cut close, sponged edges with a dirty blue sponge and adhered, then light blue rhinestones added.

I added a medium white half pearl in the center of one of the flowers. Also attached a unicorn charm (for luck and more whimsy...)

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #226 add some yellow
Cute Daisy May  use scissors to cut something out
Love to Scrap  #35 use circles (all the little tight coils...)
Squigglefly Challenge  #3214 add a charm
Creative Card Crew  #68 embossing (the leaf flourishes cardstock was embossed prior die cutting)
Scrap Creations  animal
Divas By Design  #147  charms
Inky Impressions  #172 animal friends
The Paper Shelter  #169 punches & dies
Fussy n Fancy  #120  Bingo: pearls, stitching, message; swirls, lavender, strass; flowers, lace, frantage (I have no idea what "Strass" or "Frantage" means???)
Moving Along with the Times  vintage
Anything Goes:
Crafty Sentiments
Fantastic Tuesday  #48
Pinspirational Challenges  #120
TTCRD  #12 - 18
Penny's Challenges  #190
Lil Miss Muffet  #92


Sunday, August 10, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill - Hum of Bees - HB My Friend

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Quill_HumOfBees_HB.html

Another quilled element card made using my jumbo quilling comb I designed and made... This time using it to create the petals of the flower, then filling them with Bee Hive coils.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any image. Enjoy. And here is the link to the Jumbo Comb Tutorial

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps on the front and inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays  #218  inside and out
Pile it On Challenge  #32 main colors Red, Yellow & Blue
Pan Pastel UK  #20 Bold and bright
Cupcake Inspirations  #272 bugs
Mark's Finest Papers  #224 Feathers
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Sparkle (wings of bees and birds are glittered and the gauze ribbon has a sparkle to it)
Lil Red Wagon  #249 embossing
City Crafter  #223 Home is where the heart is
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Quill_HumOfBees_HB.htmlFacebook - Cardmaker magazine  forgotten stamp (the Kaiser Craft stamp purchased over 2 years ago and never used...)
 Delightful Challenges  Anything goes

Saturday, August 9, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill - What is a Weed HB



I made a bunch of these cone shapes at my last quilling session while the other ladies were making wheat sheafs the long way... When they were done I reminded them of the quilling gadget they purchased from me a while back that makes making wheat real easy BIG GRIN... But it's always good to know more than one way to make something.

Anyway while that quilling gadget I designed was brought up, I reminded them of the other quilling gadget I made that makes fern type leaves (like in this card) or large petals or... So a couple of the ladies ordered them.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Stamped the lace background (Harmonie - not available anymore - sorry) using Versafine Toffee and embossing with pearlescent embossing powder.

Die cut the scalloped oval (Spellbinders from an aqua toned cardstock, then the oval (Spellbinders) from white Ruche cardstock. Adhered the layers together then onto the card front. Adhered my quilled elements.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) onto white cardstock using Versafine Black onyx. Cut the quote apart, rounded the corners and sponged with a dirty blue Distress sponge.

On the inside stamped the 2 sentiments (Quietfire Design) using the black, then created a mask from some post it note and stamped the leaf sprigs (Local King Rubber "Hummingbird" set)

Used Prisma colored pencils to color in the letters and the leaves. Sponged around the edges with the dirty blue sponge.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Creations  #269 flower power
Wags n Whiskers Challenge  #135 BD
All Sorts Challenge  #271 sentiment
Hiding in My Craft Room  #5 BD

ANYTHING GOES:
Penny's Challenges  #189
Crafts 4 Eternity  #188
Little Scrap Pieces
Sister Act Card Challenge  #69
Suzy Pants Smarty  #41


Jumbo Comb Tutorial

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DTR Aug/14 - Distress & Glue - Just Because

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today. I came across this technique the other day which inspired this card.

Click on either card to see all the details and descriptions and a better view of the background etc.or click here to go to my web page.

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps.

and it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Designs  #19 sea, sand, sure or something about the beach
Deep Ocean Challenge  #83 summer colors
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #112 thinking of you
Milk Coffee Challenge  use 2 or more dies
SisterAct Challenge  #68 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #40 anything goes

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Parrot & Blossoms - Love & Laughter HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Parrot&Blossoms_Love&LaughterHB.html

I had a bunch of left over petals which I wanted to use, so started making these inverted flower types... ran out of petals so cut a whole bunch more (and of course have left overs again ROFL). It's so full and busy... but I really love the way it turned out.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Parrot&Blossoms_Love&LaughterHB.htmlI'm using part of a Quietfire Design quote on the front (ABSOLUTELY love this part) and another quote and sentiment on the inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  add a sentiment
Melon Headz Friends  Flowers
MIM Challenge  #156  Birds
Our Creative Corner  monthly Aug Summertime
Totally Gorjuss  #246 flowers
Corrosive Challenges  #205  Birthday (2nd entry)
Delightful Sketches  Bling

ANYTHING GOES:
Fantastic Tuesday  #47
Loves Rubber Stamps  #115
Papertake Weekly
TTCRD  #5 - 12
Stamp And Create

Monday, August 4, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill Wheat - Urban Meets Suburban - Sometimes Said Pooh

I was working on these wheat sheaf yesterday, and today put it together, using the bricks as a background - urban meets suburban...

I side folded my white card (4"w x 8.5"h). Inked up my brick background stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms) using Distress mini pads ("Antique Linen") then hit it here and there with "Worn Lipstick" and "Frayed Burlap", misted with water and stamped. repeated to fill the card background.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Adhered my quilled elements. Then adhered some flowers and the butterfly from my stash. Added some white half pearls in the flower centers.

I left the inside blank to fill in later since this could work for a lot of different occasions.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Mark's Finest Papers  #223 stamp your background
Oh La La Creations  #162 scenic

Anything Goes:
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly Aug
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Aug
Crafty Card Challenge  monthly Aug
Bearly Mine  monthly Aug

Sunday, August 3, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Mixed Media - In Creating HB

 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_MixedMedia_InCreatingHB.html
My muse took me in a weird journey... I had an urge to wrap Sari ribbon to create a background and I saw it in my mind's eye going off the page... This kind of card is just so not me... beats me where it was coming from.

One of the challenges was a color challenge that I ABSOLUETLY loved - but again weird colors. I added a touch of mauve before I realized there wasn't any in the color scheme - c'est la vie, and that's 
when I switched directions. ROFL.

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy.

I'm using Quietfire Design sentiment and quote stamps.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_MixedMedia_InCreatingHB.html

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Daisy May  2 or more dies
Squigglefly Challenge  #3014  add twine (the netting is made with twine)
Dreamvalley Challenge  #87 favorite color combo
Perfectly Rustics  #28 bow or ruffle
Facebook Challenge  color of the day (multi - I'm rarely a single color)
Love Rubber Stamps  #114 buttons & bows
Scrap Creations  Birthday
Craft Creations  #267 something that makes you smile (these colors)
HobbyBook Designers Challenge  circles (2nd entry)
Sisterhood of Crafters  #14 dies or punches (2nd entry)
Milk Coffee Challenge  2 or more dies
Sassy Studio Designs  #240  string, ribbon or twine
Polka Doodle Challenge  #31 bright & colorful
All Sorts Challenge  #269  use your favorite things (Sari ribbon, dies, colors, mother of pearl buttons)
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Bingo: lace, ribbon, pearls; brads, buttons, punches; flowers, spots, charms
Cardz TV Challenge  #6 Feminine BD
Corrosive Challenges  #205 birthday

Brown Sugar Challenge   #105 color scheme (see below)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill Daisies - With Sympathy


My cousin's wife's mother is in Paleo care and I figured I'd better get a card made real quick... I saw this style of daisy (you can see my inspiration HERE) and liked the look so created my own. The centers are Flower Soft. The flower petals are white quilling strips colored on one side with a Distress marker "Antique Linen".

Side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Cut a rectangle from some cardstock to use as a stencil and sponged Distress "Pumice Stone" all over then some "Tumbled Glass".

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Selectively embossed using my hard rubber mallet and the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.

Adhered my quilled elements.

On the inside I stamped the quote with the black then stamped the daisy image (gg Designs "5 Daisies") a couple times, putting a post it note mask over the quote area. Colored the centers with Prisma colored pencils.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #224 flower power
Wags n Whiskers  #134 polka dots
Pile it On Challenge  #30  Embossing

ANYTHING GOES:
The Pink Elephant  #261
Crafty Sentiments
Fantastic Tuesdays  #46
TTCRD  #29 - 4
Divas By Design  #145
Inky Impressions  #170
Penny's Challenges  #188
Simon Says Stamp Challenge
The Paper Shelter  #169
4 Crafty Chicks  #205

MC Aug/14 - Xmas Tree Stencil - Peace on Earth

So another Xmas card bites the dust... and one that couldn't be simpler...

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h).

Cut some tall skinny type triangles in a piece of cardstock to create a stencil to represent my Xmas trees. Sponged Distress "Shabby Shutters" all over the trees through the stencil. Heat set the ink. Then stamped the "Fa La La..." portion of the Xmas quote stamp using repeatedly Versafine "Olympian Green" and embossed with Linda's Stamp Gang "Oak Leaf Olive" embossing powder. Added 3 red rhinestones on the tree tops.

Stamped the word part of the "Peace on Earth" using Versafine Black Onyx.

On the inside stamped the whole quote with the green and embossed with the olive. Stamped the holly leaves with the black and colored with Prisma colored pencils. Drew in my line border with a Zig Writer.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
XMAS:
Sentimental Sundays  #217
Creative Card Crew  #67
Stamps Fun Creativity  #213
The House that Stamps Built  sparkle, glitter, bling

Saturday, July 26, 2014

MC July/14 - Xmas Ornament cards


 And again there are quite a few Xmas challenges... so here are a couple more for my stash.

I side folded both cards (4.25"w x 5.5"h) from white cardstock. On the card above, used Distress acrylic daubers "Barn Door" and colored some white cardstock, then ran through my embossing machine using Sizzix "Xmas Vine" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Versafine "Toffee" pad and embossed with Queen's Gold. Trimmed down to fit card leaving a 1/8" border all around.

For the card below, I embossed the front with Sizzix "Holiday Print" embossing folder.

Cut some piney type branches from white cardstock, colored with Distress acrylic daubers in various greens, dried then hit with a Distress pad "Pine Needles". For the card below, touched here and there with Deco art "Snow Writer", and puffed it up with a heat gun. Added specks of glue with a Quickie glue pen and sprinkled with "Star Dust" glitter.

The ornament is something I saw and then made my own version, eCutting with my electronic cutter. For the card above, made the ornament section as a solid piece. Colored the leaves with Distress markers, then used a Quickie glue pen and Ritz micro fine glitter. Added black glitter to the hanger and curly vine. Used the holiday print folder and my hard rubber mallet to emboss the ornament, then hit the high points with the Toffee and embossed with the gold. Adhered to card front adding three red rhinestones.

The ornament on the card below, the leaves were colored with the Distress markers, hit with Versamark pad and embossed with Distress embossing powder. Hanger and curly vines colored with a black marker. Rim of ornament hit with the Toffee pad and embossed with the gold. A circle was cut using the shape of the ornament as a guide. Painted with the red dauber, adhered to ornament, then filled with Glossy Accents and lightly sprinkled with Stickles "Star Dust" glitter. When dry, adhered to card.

Stamped the word "Christmas" on scrap piece of white cardstock, trimmed down adding a picot edge, touched edges with a red pad. On the card below, stamped onto the front with the black.

Inside of card uses more of the piney type branches and quotes stamped with the black.

Quotes and sentiment word stamps by Quietfire Design

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:

Xmas
Crafting Desert Divas  #36
Craft Your Passion  #223
Lexis Creations  #121
City Crafter  #221
Lil Red Wagon  #247
Southern Girls Challenge  #95
Hiding in My CraftRoom  #159

Paper Take Weekly   Any holiday

Friday, July 25, 2014

MC July/14 - Easel Camellia - Hug HB


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EaselCamellia_HugHB.html
Had a nice day with a friend yesterday, ate at Red Lobster, then came back to my place to yak and stuff. I had all these little petals I had cut and brought to my quilling session the day before to show the ladies the "faux Blossom Impression" tool I created... So while I'm yakking with my friend I just kept shaping these little petals... Next thing I know I'm gluing them together to create the Camellia bloom. Then I'm making the buds, and before you know it, the card was made... All I had to do today was stamp the sentiment and quote and cut the "Hug" word... Love the way the card turned out.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

I'm using sentiment, part of a quote stamp from Quietfire Design and an eCut design that will be in the Silhouette store soon.
http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EaselCamellia_HugHB.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Gloria Designs Challenge  #12 Embossing
Cute Daisy May  lots of pink
Inspiration Avenue  Hot Pink
Oh La La Creations  #161 vintage
Squigglefly  #2914 round card
Top Tip Tuesday  #132 Material Girl or use fabric
Delightful Sketches  Add ribbon
Hobby Book Designers Challenge  Circle
Penny's Challenge  #187  anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  embossing
 Sisterhood of Crafters  #14 Die cuts or punches
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #99 ribbon
Alphabet Challenge  L for lace
Crafty Catz Weekly  #241 anything goes
Fussy and Fancy  #119 put words on it

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DT July/14 - Iridescent Accents - Papillon Bonne Fete

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
My turn again on the Quietfire Creations blog today.

I had a play morning with my friend a couple days ago... She brought me a big pile of Somerset Studio magazines that a friend of her's gave her... She said pick a mag and pic a page to try. So I closed my eyes and came up with Mar/Apr 2002 page 50 - an add for Dr Martin's Iridescent Accents which I didn't own but looked like Perfect Pearls...

Anyway you can see the details etc by clicking on card image, or my web site here. Enjoy

I'm using butterfly and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Quirky Crafts  #14 something to do with the Silk Road/Orient (Sari ribbon)
Sister Act Card Challenge  #67  anything goes
Inky Impressions  #169  o DP


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Glue Dots Giveaway

There's a GLUE DOTS Give Away on the Quietfire Creations blog. Click HERE to enter.


MC July/14 - Quill Be Yourself - HB

I was in a mood yesterday to do some quilling and wanted to make more of those combed grass type leaves and the double strip leaves... Made both. Then put it together. Was amazed at how quickly it came together.


I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Colored the edges with Distress dirty green sponge. Layered a piece of white Ruche cardstock leaving a scant border all around and adhering a piece of green Sari ribbon.

Adhered my quilled elements, using the quilled grasses as leaf stems... I like that idea. Added some of the flowers I had made a while back.

Stamped the sentiment on another piece of cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx. Cut close and then used a large oval punch (McGill) to shape it. Sponged some Distress dirty green around the edges. Adhered it off the edge of the card.

Die cut the ladybug (eCraft Designs) and colored it with Prisma colored pencils.

On the inside stamped the "Garden Delights" oval using Distress mini pads ("Mustard Seed", & "Mowed Lawn"), all over with the yellow and then here and there with the green. Misted with water and stamped. Stamped the sentiment with the black.

Quote/sentiment stamps are by Quietfire Design.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Reasonable Ribbon  #99 things with wings + ribbon
Crazy Challenge  #176 dies & punches
Melon Headz Friends  Things with wings
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #260 summertime
Fantastic Tuesday  #45 anyting goes
TTCRD  #22 -29 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #205 handmade flowers

Sunday, July 20, 2014

MC July/14 - Two Turtle Doves

Too many Xmas challenges at the moment... so thought I'd make one. Sheesh. I've been on this kick lately of using Quietfire Design stamps to make backgrounds... so that's how this one started.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Put all the stamps from the 12 Days of Christmas set onto my acrylic block, inked with Versamark, stamped and clear embossed.

Direct to Paper with Distress blues ("Stormy Sky", "Chipped Sapphire"), sponged with "Seedless Preserves", the direct to paper with "Broken China". wiped off excess from embossed areas. I really liked the intensity of color... but it didn't look so good with my dove image. So misted my background well and dried. That toned it down nicely, but still not enough... So put a layer of Drafting Vellum over top. Perfect. Glued it down around the edges using Glossy Accents. Another dilemma... I didn't like the darker edge the glue made, so cut strips of a purple toned cardstock from my stash and adhered them to the edge. Yes!!

Stamped the "Two Turtle Doves" words (from the Christmas set) onto the purple cardstock with Versamark and embossed with Queen's Gold. Hand cut the rounded edge and the picot edge. adhered to card off the edge.

I had the two turtle doves (Flourishes) already cut from a previous session from last year's Xmas batch in the stamp package. BIG GRIN I had electronically cut it and stamped, I believe, using Distress markers and misting with water. Adhered the cut out onto the card. As a final touch added very small red half pearls for some of the berries.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge   Xmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round  Xmas non traditional colors
Crafty Sentiments  Xmas
Scrap Creations  Xmas
Divas By Design  #143 Xmas
Hobby Book Designers Challenge  Xmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #111 Xmas
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #268 Xmas
Jelly Park Challenge  Xmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #158 Xmas
Squigglefly Challenge  #2814 something off edge of card
Corrosive Challenges   #204 Xmas

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MC July/14 - Arianna Blooms - Summertime HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_AiannaBlooms_SummertimeHB.html

I've been seeing quite a bit with these Arianna blooms from Heartfelt Creations... I don't have this die set, so drew my own petals and cut with my electronic cutter.

I love herons... When I lived in PEI I was always enthralled when I saw them, I could sit and watch for hours. Peaceful... going back would be a perfect vacation...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_AiannaBlooms_SummertimeHB.htmlI'm using a bunch of stamps - sentiment, quote, parts of quotes and design element stamps from Quietfire Design on the inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #175 summer vacation
Dream Valley Challenges  #86 summer
Creative Card Crew  #66 sea/beach
Tuesday Throwdown  #204 vacation
Frilly and Funky  water
Lil Red Wagon  #246 vacation/travel
The House That Stamps Built  #716 summer fun
The Paper Shelter  #167 holiday
Fashionable Stamping  #77 Dreaming of Summer
4 Crafty Chicks  #203 great outdoors
Cute Card Thursday  #330 fun in the sun/summer
Little Miss Muffet  #90 anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge  birthday
Sister Act Card Challenge  #66 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #38  anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  you favorite stamp (Quietfire Design calligraphy stamps)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #103 Sea/sand

Friday, July 18, 2014

MC July/14 - Easel Beaded Circle - In Creating HB


The Card Maker Blog challenge is to use the colors Purple, White & Black only... Then one of my DT friends, Holly, reminded me of using a stamp in a different way - the Quietfire Design (Gingko leaf) used as  petals... and that's how this card evolved.

I stamped the leaf, scanned it and created a silhouette image to cut with my electronic cutter _ I'm lazy and wasn't in the mood to fussy cut a dozen petals BIG GRIN. Once cut, I inked the stamp using Distress "Seedless Preserves" and stamped each petal. Misted the backs with water and used my faux Blossom Tool to shape each petal, then adhered them to a punched out circle. When assembled, I added a glob of glue to the center and sprinkled Gitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Black".

To create the easel, I die cut the largest Beaded Circle (Spellbinders), scanned it and then enlarged, added a circle for the floor section and welded the two forms together, then cut with my electronic cutter to make a 5" x 5" card when closed. Cut another beaded circle the same size as the front.

Sponged the Preserves heavily all over the loose beaded circle, then ran through my embossing machine using Cuttlebug "Kassie's Brocade" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Distress acrylic dauber "Picket Fence". Set aside to dry, then stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

card closed
Used some Sookwang tape to adhered the black Sari ribbon, then used a glue gun to adhere the tails and the blossom. Adhered this assembly to the front of the easel.

On the Spellbinders beaded oval, I sponged heavily again with the Preserves through the die. Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using the black and clear embossed. adhered the beaded circle to the floor of the card, then adhered the black beaded flourish to act as my stopper.

As a final touch, cut out black circles, adhered them to the front and then adhered white half pearls.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Maker Magazine  Black, White, Purple
Penny Black Challenge  monthly July  Dies/punches w/stamping as focal
Incy Wincy Challenge  #253 strings & things
Lexis Creations  #120 black, white + 1 color
TTCRD  #15 - 21 anything goes
Penny's Challenges  #186 anything goes
My Time to Craft  #253 Paper Piecing
Pile it On Challenge  #28 monochormatic
Southern Girls Challenge  #94 something round


Thursday, July 17, 2014

MC July/14 - Embossed Foil - Just For You

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EmbossedFoil_JustForYou.html
One of my friends came over on Tuesday for a play morning and to bring me a whack of Somerset Studio magazines she got from another friend... She said to pick a mag and then pick a page and we'll do whatever technique it is... We had a good time BIG GRIN

This technique is one part of it - I still have to do something with the other parts. Click on card image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

I'm using a sentiment stamp (10 tiny sentiment set) from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspiration  #100 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  #82 lots of layers
Fantastic Tuesday  #44 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  use buttons, bows or bling
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  spots & dots
Wags n Whiskers  #133 anything goes

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MC July/14 - Easel Blossoms - Smile Amen of Nature HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EaselBlossoms_SmileAmenOfNatureHB.htmlSo I was trying to make a less "high" type of flower using that faux blossom tool I mentioned a while back (here). They are less high, but still too high for inexpensive mailing. Sigh!! C'est la vie.

I also was trying out something new I found on line, using 2 or 3 colored strips of quilling paper at a time to create the variation type leaves. I like the concept and will play with it a bit more.

All in all I really like the way this card turned out. You can see all the details, descriptions and more view by clicking on card image. Enjoy

I'm using sentiment, quote stamps and eCut design from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Oh La La Challenge  #160 easel card
Craftin Desert Divas  #35 summer
Stamps Fun Creativity  #210 summer
Divas By Design  #142 something with wings
Fab n Funky Challenge  #223 summery
The Paper Shelter  #166 BD with sentiment
Sisterhood of Craters  #13 birthday
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #97 ribbon + sunny yellow
Cute Card Thursday  #329 use pretty DP
Crafty Catz Weekly  #239 flowers
Fussy n Fancy  #118 girlie

Anything Goes:
Crafty Sentiments
Fantastic Tuesday  #43
TTCRD  #8 - 14
Penny's Challenge  #185
Sister Act Card Challenge  #65
Suzy Pants Smarty  #37

Friday, July 11, 2014

Stampede 2014 Calligraphy artwork

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Stampede14_Breathe.html
ID: Breathe - 3rd place ribbon

Well another year for Stampede is almost done... Went on Wednesday to demo calligraphy and checked out a bit of Stampede. The 2 pieces I entered, one got a 3rd place ribbon and the other didn't get anything sigh!! C'est la vie.

Click on either image to see more details and descriptions, enjoy.
http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Stampede14_TimeToCreate.html
ID: Time to Create


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MC July/14 - Quilled Sari Roses - Let the Beauty - HB


You've probably gathered by now, I LOVE SARI RIBBON... In the past Ive made quite a few quilled roses and have never been really satisfied with the results - re the stiffness of the papers. So I'm looking at the bunch of Sari ribbons I have on my other table and said let's try making one with them. It took a little finessing... but I'm quite happy with the results. Will see if I can make even bigger ones. BIG GRIN.

So I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). layered a piece of orange toned cardstock leaving a scant 1/16" border all around. Adhered the vertical piece of ivory Ruche cardstock (from my stash).

Adhered some foliage (Marianne Designs) which I salvaged from my stash...

I used "Marmalade" Sari ribbon for the flowers, using a glue gun to adhere the layers and the flower on to the card.

Wrote in the word "roses" using a pointed pen and Sumi ink.

Stamped the other sentiments (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx.

Final touch added 4 pink square rhinestones in the corners and the flourish pearls on the leaves.

On the inside stamped the rose border with the black and colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) also using the Black and clear embossing.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Stamp & Create  monthly July Birthday
 The Crafting Cafe  use fruity colors (papaya, berry)
The Squigglefly Challenge  #2714 use your scarps
Frilly & Funky  Use warm colors + summer flower
Crafty Ribbon Challenge  #96 use ribbon
Mark's Finest Papers  #219 use 4 squares
Totally Gorjuss  #243 bling
Cupcake Inspirations  #267 Berry, Papaya, Goldenrod
Opus Gluei  #186 use twine, string or ribbon
 roses are a girls best friend
Pan Pastels UK  #17

Monday, July 7, 2014

DT July/14 - Gelatos Border - The True Harvest

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/07/gelatos-border-true-harvest.html

It's my turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I've got a card using Gelatos. A friend asked me how to use them and she only had pinks & blues - I said no problem BIG GRIN.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image Enjoy, or go to my web page here.

And fits for these challenges:
Sir Stamp A Lot Challenge  Monthly July summer blooms
Love to Scrap Challenge  #33  anything goes
The House That Stamps Built  #72 fur or winged things
Fashionable Stamping  #76 flowers
Pile it on Challenge  #27 flowers

Saturday, July 5, 2014

MC July/14 - Easel Beach Nautical - Learn To Write

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EaselBeachNautical_LearnToWrite.httml.html

There were quite a few challenges calling for beach/nautical themes... Then some summer ones and one that asked for an easel. Here's the creation.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_EaselBeachNautical_LearnToWrite.httml.html
card closed
I'm using a sentiment and quote stamp from Quietfire Design

And it fits for a bunch of challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #174 by the sea
Lexis Creations  #119 at the beach
City Crafter  #218  The Beach
Scrap Creations  water
Lil Red Wagon  #244 summer
4 Crafty Chicks  #201 Nautical
Sassy Studio Designs  #236 Easel card
Southern Girls Challenge  #94 put something round on card (the beach ball BIG GRIN)
Wags n Whiskers Challenge  #132 Summer fun
Hiding in my Craft Room  #156 Summer
Corrosive Challenges  #202 use your favorite coloring medium (Prisma Pencils & WC)
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly July  Summertime Fun
Anything goes:
Aud Sentiment  #110
Brown Sugar Challenge  #101
SisterAct Card Challenge  #64
Suzy Pants Smarty  #36
Catch The Bug

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MC July/14 - Barn Board Azaleas - HB2U

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_BarnBoardAzalea_HB2U.html
I was in a mood to do some watercoloring... so printed out a floral image on 90# watercolor paper and used my Peerless watercolors.

I recently saw some barn board used as a frame and it struck my fancy at this moment...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy.

I'm using an eCut design from Quietfire Design which can be found on the Silhouette online store HERE, as well as quote and sentiment stamps on the inside.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_BarnBoardAzalea_HB2U.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Stamps Fun Creativity  #209  flowers & pearls
Pennys Challenges  #184 Buttons, BFlies or Bows

Anything goes
Inspiration Avenue
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #257
Fantastic Tuesday  #42
Loves Rubber Stamps  #110
Papertake Weekly
TTCRD  #1 - 7
Tuesday Throwdown  #202

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MC July/14 - Oval Side Easel - Stencil Bump - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJuly14_OvalSideEasel_StencilBump_HB.htmlI came across a painting video on You Tube called "Stencil Bump" by the http://blog.paperartsy.co.uk/  blog using stencils and then shifting the stencil slightly to create a shadow. This is not something new and it's definitely something I've done before, but this time using acrylic paints, which I rarely use for card making... I love the way it turned out.

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy.

I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge  #50 circles
Craft Your Passion  #220 ribbon
Crafty Sentiments  no Designer Papers
Deep Ocean Challenge  #81 add a sentiment
Digi Stamps for Joy  #95 anything but sq or rect
Pennys Challenges  #184 Buttons, BFlies or Bows
Divas By Design  #141  ribbon & flowers
Delightful Sketches  Favorite Embellies (buttons & bows)
  Anything Goes:
Inspiration Avenue
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #257
Fantastic Tuesday  #42
Loves Rubber Stamps  #110
Papertake Weekly
TTCRD  #1 - 7
Tuesday Throwdown  #202

Monday, June 30, 2014

MC June/14 - Woven Feathers - You Are Amazing

Got a bunch of feathers yesterday at an Inventory Reduction Sale - not that I don't have enough feathers already... but they were just there - BIG GRIN. So came home and had to use them. Then one  of the challenges called for weaving and my favorite way of doing that is going in to my thin/sliver type of scrap drawer. And the rest just evolved.

I used cream toned cardstock and sponged it all over with Distress
"Mustard Seed" going lighter in the center area. Then sponged various browns ("Brushed Corduroy", "Walnut Stain" & "Vintage Photo") around the edges. Misted with water and also sprinkled droplets of water, dried.

Adhered my woven slivers of scrap decorated papers to the left edge onto the sponged background. Then started adhering the feathers here and there.

Adhered a ribbon/bow around the bottom edge (another sale item) and then adhered a button on the bow. Adhered the background to the side folded wheat textured card (5"w x 7"h). Pierced holes for the photo anchors.


Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) onto another piece of cream toned cardstock using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Sponged the browns and yellow around the edges. Trimmed down and adhered to the wheat cardstock, then on to the card front. Final touch added white half pearls.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity  #182  weaving
Crafty Catz Weekly  #237 anything goes
Delicious Doodles  #94 buttons & bows
SisterAct Card Challenge  #63 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #35 anything goes



Thursday, June 26, 2014

MC June/14 - Blossom Tool - HB - Some People Come In To Our Lives


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJun14_BlossomTool_HB-SomePeople.htmlhttp://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJun14_BlossomTool_HB-SomePeople.html
I came across this newest tool by Marion Smith Designs "Bloom Impressions Tool" which I thought was a good idea... the only problem is it's waaay too expensive for what it is. So I decided to see what I could come up with to mimic the end results... Click on card image to see the gadgets I used BIG GRIN

I love the way the flower turned out and it's HUGE... 3" dia and over 1.5"h, so needless to say this is a hand delivered type of card. Hope one of my friends says they want it - hint, hint.

I'm using one of the newest Happy Birthday sentiments and a quote stamp from Quietfire Design.

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

And it fits for a bunch of challenges:
One Stitch at a Time  #218 anything goes
Fashionable Stamping  #75 birds or bees
Dream Valley Challenges  #84 monochrome
SisterAct Card Challenge  #62 anything goes
Sassy Studios  #235 Celebrate
Moving Along with the Times  Birthday, Bunting or buttons
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #95 stitching + ribbon
Aud Sentiments  #109  2 word sentiment
The Sisterhood of Crafters   #12 monochrome
Simon Says Stamps Challenge  anything goes
Penny's Challenge  #183  embossing
Inky Impressions  #165  anything goes
Hobby Books Designers Challenge  Summer
Divas By Design  #140 favorite stamp (Hello Doily by Stampin Up)
Delightful Sketches  use yellow, white or add a flower
Crafty Creations  #265things with wings
TTCRD  #24 - 30 anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #109 Hand made flower
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge  anything goes
Fantastic Tuesddays Challenge  #41 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  #80 favorite color combo (these blues)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  summer or summer colors
Stamps Fun Creativity  #208 lace
Inspiration Avenue  anything goes
Cute Daisy May  summer is here
Craft Your Passions  #219 bold beautiful color
Gloria Designs  #10 get messy with inks sprays etc. (my fingers can attest to the messy...)
Top Tip Tuesday  #130  use 2 or more ribbons/twine
Pinspirational Challenge  #113 inspir image (see below)