Wednesday, February 25, 2015

MC Feb/15 - Round Easel - Quilled Basket of Flowers - Just For You - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_RoundEasel_QuilledBasketOfFlowers_Just4You_HB.htmlMy quilling friends asked me to figure out how to make a basket that they saw in a picture... The first one I made was white (color they wanted) using plastic cocktail skewers and white quilling paper. After that one I made the one on this card using Bamboo skewer ends instead. Same number of posts, but it became double the size. Amazing the size difference because of the posts...

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_RoundEasel_QuilledBasketOfFlowers_Just4You_HB.htmlI had also made a bunch more of my purple petals at the last quilling session, so wanted to use them. And I had a whole bunch of roses I had die cut from various dies and some eCut files sitting on my desk. So it all came together. I'm laughing when i think of the quote I recently scribed "Less is more only unless more is too much"...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions, more views and a bit of detail instructions for the basket by clicking on any image. Enjoy.

I'm using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design, love this set... "Just For You" 4 pce set" and an eCut file available on the Silhouette onLine store "Happy Birthday".

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #250  anyting goes
Dream Valley Challenge  #100 favorite color combo (green, purple, pinks)
Stamps Fun Creativity  #238 frame it
The Pink Elephant Challenge  #287 anything goes
TTCRD  #24 -2  anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #233 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #299 Purple
Penny's Challenges  #216 lots of Layres
Simon Says Stamps  Anything goes





Monday, February 23, 2015

DT Feb/15 - Easel - Slainte My Friend

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I'm here with an easel St Patrick's Day card... Well it is around the corner. BIG GRIN.

I'm using  a new die cut set I recently got that I really love (Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection "Stockholm"), a couple of Suzanne's eCuts available on the Silhouette onLine store ("Slainte" and "Shamrock Flourish") and some stamps from Suzanne available on the Quietfire Design store ("This Is My Beloved" and "Twirl & Enjoy" set).

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image - Enjoy. or by clicking here  to go to my web page.

And it fits for these challenges:
Creataclicious Challenge  Monthly #72 no sq or rect
Loves Rubber Stamps  #139 sparkle
Papertake Weekly  Bingo: ribbon, gems, punch; die cut, free, glitter; buttons, lace, blooms
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/Scrap Creations  Bingo: glitter, flowers, ribbon; lace, die/punch, brads; pearls, digi, buttons
Frilly and Funky  Handmade Flowers
Lil Red Wagon  #277 nothing sq or  right angled
Penny's Challenges  #215 spots and stripes (see pic below)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  add texture (gloss, glitter, and more)
4 Crafty Chicks  #234 wings
Cute Card Thursday  #361 flowers
Sassy Studio Designs  #269 circles or circle shape
Crafts for Eternity  #214 circles
Fussy and Fancy  #133 Tic Tac Toe: charm, die/punch, lace; dry emboss, ribbon, pearls; sentiment, wet emboss, sparkle
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Catch The Bug  Bingo:  shamrock, button, border; bling, merged images, flowers; sentiment, lace, 3D object
Hiding in My Craft Room  #188 Erasers
Sweet Stampin Challenge  spring flowers
Corrosive Challenges  #218 wings



Friday, February 20, 2015

MC Feb/15 - Oh My Sex In A Suit - HB

 It's extremely rare I play on an image like this... but I just couldn't resist. A friend pointed me in the direction of this Cricut cartridge "Suburbia" and I drooled... Sheesh

I cut him out of white cardstock and then painted with Black dauber acrylic paint. I added 3 melted bead buttons I made a while back from a package of cheap Michael's  plastic beads. They are a clear iridescent.

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Masked off about a 2" strip on the left side with post it notes and inked up an Impression Obsession CAC stamp "Brick" using Distress mini pads - all over with Antique Linen", then swiped a bit of "Burlap" and then a bit of "Black Soot", misted with water and stamped, moving the stamp to fill the whole side edge. Dried

Die cut the grass (Cheery Lynn) from white cardstock and painted with various green daubers. Glued down a double layer.

Stamped the text (Just Rite "Times New Roman") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Dry embossed the upper right hand corner using Spellbinders "Brick/Woodgrain" embossing folder.

Adhered my guy!!! oh my... ROFL

On the inside, stamped the upper text ("Just Rite "Curlz") with the black. Then stamped the "Happy Birthday" (Quietfire Design - "Let them Eat Cake" 4 pce set) also using the black and clear embossed.

Masked off about 2" again and inked and stamped the brick stamp as the front.

Hope whichever girlfriend I send this too will have as much pleasure ogling this cutie...

And it fits for these challenges:
Our Creative Corner  Monthly Feb  (2nd entry) TicTacToe: Metal, die cuts, embossing powder; paint, stamps, stencils; lace/twine, emboss folder, paint mediums
Scribbles Design  #26 CAS
Craft Your Passion  #249 anything goes
Inspiration Avenue  words
Love to Scrap  #48  anything goes
Melon Headz  Die cuts
Oh La La  Creations  #174 add something green (the grass... ROFL)
The Pink Elephant  #286 Birthday
Creative Card Crew  #81 Birthday w/sentiment
Fantastic Tuesday  #73  die cut
Inky Impressions  #197  cute & cuddly (probably not what you were thinking... but he's definitely cute and in my books very cuddly...)
Red Rubber  #208 feminine (ROFL)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #299 CAS
SisterAct Card Challenge  #94 anything goes
front & inside of card

Sunday, February 15, 2015

MC Feb/1 - Quilled Flowers - Leave Room - Love & Laughter - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_QuilledFlowers_LeaveRoom_Love&%20Laughter_HB.htmlI was in a mood to make a few cone petal flowers... and then wanted to make die cut roses from some Yupo I had been playing with... and you know the rest of this story. ROFL. also added the quilled ladybug & die cut   butterfly...

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

I'm of course using a bunch of Quietfire Design quote, sentiment and design element stamps, a couple of them minus some of their parts...

And it fits for these challenges:
Gloria's Design  Monthly Feb  How I love thee
MIM Challenge  #180 Valentine
Perfectly Rustics  #39 wings
The Pink Elephant  #285 Valentine
Cuttlebug Mania  put a heart on it
Deep Ocean Challenge  #97 love is all around
Papertake Weekly  hearts or flowers
Tuesday Throwdown  #231 love is in the air
Inky Impressions  #196 Valentine/Love
Penny's Challenges  #214 embossing
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_QuilledFlowers_LeaveRoom_Love&%20Laughter_HB.htmlAud Sentiments Challenge  #125 spring or Easter sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks  #233 Valentine
Cute Card Thursday  #360 pink
Red Rubber Designs  #207 sentiment
Sassy Studio Designs  #268 Valentine
Southern Girls Challenge  wings
Crafts For Eternity  #213 pairs of elements (2 rhinestones, 2 insects, 2 large & 2 small of each type of flower)
Frosted Designs  use 2 messy items (the alcohol inked Yupo paper for the BFly & roses; the edges of the cone petal flowers inked with Distress & then wet with a waterbrush to bleed color also the ivy leaves painted with acrylic daubers)
Fussy and Fancy  #132 all about love
Wags n Whiskers  #147 for someone you love
Pile It On Challenge  #56 butterflies
Sentimental Sundays  #246 Valentine

ANYTHING GOES:
Crafty Calendar  monthly Feb
Little Miss Muffet  #104
Simply Create Too  #79
SisterAct Card Challenge  #93
Little Scrap Pieces  


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_QuilledFlowers_LeaveRoom_Love&%20Laughter_HB.html

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

MC Feb/15 - Easel Fern - With Sympathy - Life is Not Measured


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_EaseFern_WithSympathy_LifeIsNot.html
Quietfire Design is sponsoring the Die Cut Divas challenge blog this month and this is my contribution. I've been meaning to eCut that fern set since the first time I saw it... but as usual one thing lead to another and it was always put off. Not anymore BIG GRIN. Then I thought I'd better make a sympathy card...

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge   #132 anything goes
Polka Doodle  #6 flower power
Craft Your Passion  #248 anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs  #281 punch or dies
Inspiration Avenue  anything goes



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_EaseFern_WithSympathy_LifeIsNot.html

Saturday, February 7, 2015

MC Feb/15 - Quill Flowers - Just 4 You - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_QuillFlower_Just4You_HB.html

I got lots of petals made at my last quilling session, so had fun putting them together for this card. I'm very pleased with the end result. I'm also using my favorite card structure - easel, and the quote on the floor is stamped onto glossy decorative paper made from left over inks on my gelli plates...

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions, die cut names etc by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCFeb15_QuillFlower_Just4You_HB.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Fab n Funky  #245 heart or flowers
Inky Impressions  #195 red & white
Penny's Challenges  #213 favorite card fold (easel) or tech (gelli plate bkgr'ds)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  bright & cheerful
The House That Stamps Built  red, white, pink
Sassy Studio Designs  #267 anything goes
Crazy Catz Weekly  #265 birthday
Cut It Up Challenge  #64 flowers, lace & pearls
SisterAct Card Challenge  #92 anyting goes
Our Creative Corner  Tic Tac toe: Metal, die cuts, embossing powder; paint, stamps, stencils; lace/twine, emboss folder, paint mediums
Craftin Desert Divas  #48 red, white & pink
Deep Ocean Challenge  #96 Lace & pearls
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Catch the Bug  anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room  #186 colors: wild wasabi, blushing pink, red rose

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DT Feb/15 - Accordion - A Smile - LOVE Fill 'er Up

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

My turn again on the Quietfire Creations blog... and I'm using the newest LOVE Fill 'er Up stamp set. What a fabulous set of letters. And if you think outside the box - think of words you can create with these letters - differently arranged... or if you have the fill 'er up JOY stamp - WOW what possibilities BIG GRIN

Anyway I'm using one of my favorite dies from Spellbinders, my electronic cutter to enhance the die, a touch of quilling, pearls, glitter, ribbon... and to see all the details and descriptions, more views etc, just click on any card image Enjoy, or click here to go to my web site.

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday  #358  use a rubber stamp
Sassy Studio Designs  #266 use 3 different embellies (ribbon/bow, pearl flourishes, quilled ladybug)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #296 Valentine's day/Love
Aurora Wings  #11 Valentines
Creative Cutting Challenge #46  Valentine's
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/Perfectly Rustic  #38 hugs & kisses (XOXO on ribbon)
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #124 Valentine or Love sentiment
Die Cut Divas  Monthly Feb  Words/Sentiments
Little Miss Muffet  #103 all you need is love
Brown Sugar Challenge  #131 use 3 different embellies (ribbon/bow, pearl flourishes, quilled ladybug)
Crafts 4 Eternity  #211  No DP
Simply Create Too  #78 Valentine's
All Sorts Challenge  #296 flower power
Hiding in my Craft Room  #185 Anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Love
Jelly Park Challenge  Love
Pan Pastels UK  #3 Love
Stamp & Create  monthly Feb  all you need is love
Crazy Challenge  #190  Love
Dreamvalley Challenges  #99 Valentine
Love to Scrap Challenge  #47 love is in the air
MelonHeadz Friends  Love/Hearts
Oh La La Creations  #173 Love
Facebook Card Magazine challenge  love for someone other than a significant other
Creative Card Crew  #80 glitter
Loves Rubber Stamps  #137 anything goes
Scrap Creations  Love
Top Tip Tuesday  #146 favorit color combo (purple/yellow)
TTCRD  #3 - 9 anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #109  love/valentine
The Paper Shelter  #189 valentine



Monday, February 2, 2015

MC Feb/15 - Quill Shamrock - Slainte - Friend

We're back in to frigid temps and winter here in Calgary... I was getting really spoiled with the + temps recently... So now I needed something green. Shamrocks. ROFL. I know I'm a little ahead of myself. but that's normal for me. I also was in a mood to finally make one of those Greek borders... so mixing a few nationalities here.

I side folded the white card (5"w x 6.25"h).

Created the Greek border and then cut with my electronic cutter from white cardstock. Used Distress daubers and some regular acrylics with dauber tops in various greens. Dried, then applied Versamark all over and clear embossed.

Stamped the leaf sprig (Local King Rubber "Hummingbird") in the appropriate spot using Distress mini pads, "Mowed Lawn" all over then some "Forest Moss" here and there. Adhered the Greek border.

eCut the word "Slainte" and a shadow layer from white cardstock, colored with the daubers, dried, then streaked the shadow layer with Distress dauber "Picket Fence". The main word I applied Quickie glue and then sprinkled with Ritz glitter micro fine glitter "Sweet Basil". The shamrock part of the word I used a lighter green (unknown brand). Adhered the two layers together and then on to the card.

Adhered my quilled elements (shamrock, white flowers and the ladybug). Added mini white pearls.

On the inside stamped the sprig a couple times using the same colors as on front. Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

The quote and eCut word are from Quietfire Design

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Die Cut Divas  Monthly Feb  Words/sentiments
Card Mania Challenge  #65  add some red
Inky Impressions  #194 glitter & gloss
Southern Girls Challenge  sparkle & shine



Friday, January 30, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Quill HB - Evolve - Fill 'er Up Love

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_QuillHB_Evolve_Fill%27erUpLove.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_QuillHB_Evolve_Fill%27erUpLove.htmlFinally using my quilled flowers I made recently... and in a post that will be coming soon, I ask - What other words can you make with the "Fill 'er Up LOVE" stamp set??? This is one idea. Love the quote by Oprah Winfred...

Click on any image to see more details, descriptions and views. Enjoy

The sentiment stamps on the front and the letters for the word "Evolve" are from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown  #229 Gems/sequin (center of flowers)
Cut It Up Challenge  #63 die cut & embossing
Fussy & Fancy  #131 wings (ladybug & BFly)
Pile it on Challenge   #53 hearts or flowers
Facebook Card Maker Challenge  Layers
Penny's Challenges  #212 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks  #231 anything goes
Polka Doodle Challenge  #5 Flower Power
SisterAct Card Challenge  #91 anything goes
Penny Black At All Sorts  Monthly Feb anything goes
Sir Stamps a Lot  Monthly Feb anything goes
Crafting Cafe  Monthly Feb your favorite tech (watercolor stamping & adding quilling)


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_QuillHB_Evolve_Fill%27erUpLove.html

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MC Jan/15 - CAS - Birthday Joy

I got side tracked.... I wanted to make a card with some of my quilled flowers I recently made, started looking in my rubber stamp journal for a quote to go with them and saw the word "JOY" (Fill 'r Up) by Suzanne at Quietfire Design. This stamp was basically done for the Xmas season... but I thought to myself why not make it for a birthday... and that's how I got side tracked. Sheesh.

Anyway, I side folded my white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h). Stamped the word "Birthday" (7 pce set) using Distress mini pads ("Broken China" & "Evergreen Bough") misted with water and stamped, then clear embossed. Made a little mask for it and then stamped the word "JOY" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Used post it notes to mask the bottom and top white space, then inked up my "Bubbles" stamp (Impression Obsession) using a bunch of different mini pad colors, misting with water and stamping. Removed the masks.

Applied Quickie Glue pen to the internal areas of the "Fill 'R Up" letters and then sprinkled with Stickles dry glitter "Star Dust".

Finished the front with two different colors of narrow ribbon.

On the inside stamped the quote ("Love Where You're At...") using the black and clear embossed. Created a mask for the quote using tracing paper and the outside edge of Spellbinders Labels 42 Decorative Accents. Lay it over the quote and again masked of the borders with the post it notes and inked  up the stamp as per the front.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Melon Headz Friends  CAS
Cute Card Thursday  #357  colourful
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Pan Pastels UK  #2 birthday
Sentimental Sundays  #243 anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #246 anything goes
MIM Challenge  #178 bright & cheery colors
The Pink Elelphant Challenge  #283 anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #70 one layer card
TTCRD  #27 -2 anything goes



Monday, January 26, 2015

Queen of Hearts Blog Hop Winner

THANK YOU 
to everyone who left comments on my Queen of Hearts blog post.
 So much appreciated.

and my winner is
#80

Blogger Denise Bryant said...
Beautiful cards! I love the layers and textures! Lovely sentiment stamps and details!
January 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Congrats Denise, please contact Suzanne at Quietfire Creations, her email address is in her side bar

Thanks again


Friday, January 23, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Plum Blossom - This Heart Longing


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_PlumBlossom_ThisHeartLonging.htmlSuzanne from Quietfire Design asked me to make a card using the embossing folders from the Cuttlebug "Plum Blossom" set and "This Heart Longing" quote stamp... Haven't used this embossing set in a very long time... so it was nice to resurrect it.

The first background I made became a reject... but I used it to die cut the hearts, so all was not lost...

On the inside I'm using some melted down beads... One of our quilling gals mentioned how to do it, so decided to try. Didn't quite work the way she mentioned, but maybe I had a different kind of bead. Adjusted the temp and it finally worked.. I'm going to make more of them BIG GRIN.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_PlumBlossom_ThisHeartLonging.htmlAnyway you can see all the details and descriptions as well as the rejected background by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black At All Sorts  Monthly Jan  Embossing/stencils/Masks
Reasonable Ribbon  #110 Hearts + ribbon
Facebook Card Maker Challenge  Thinking of you/Encouragement
Colour Q  #276 Strawberry, Kraft, cabana, neutral/white, chocolate
Creative Card Crew  #79  Shabby Chic
Top Tip Tuesday  #145 new creative tip  (melting beads - in a well ventilated area)
Crafty Creations  #281 something old (Cuttlebug Embossing folders), something new (Spellbinders Label 42 die)
Penny's Challenges  #211 anything goes
Simon Says Stamping Challenge  Lovey Dovey/Have a heart
Red Rubber Designs  #204 anything goes (focus on stamping)
Sassy Studio Designs  #265 for a guy
SisterAct Card Challenge  #90  anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #64 layers
Wags n Whiskers  #146 hearts
Brown Sugar Challenge  #130 Valentine's

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_PlumBlossom_ThisHeartLonging.html

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Queen of Heart 2015 Blog Hop - The Future is Uncertain


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_EaselFlourishEmblem_TheFuture.html   
Above are my contributions! Two versions on using the same stamp...

Welcome to the
Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!


Here is our Blog Hop Schedule and the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Jan 19 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Jan 20 - Sherry and Yogi (that's me)Jan 21 - Yvonne and Teresa 
Jan 22 - Wanda and Robyn 
Jan 23 - Suzanne 


For a chance to win a Quietfire rubber stamp (Don’t be shy!) leave a comment below before midnight Sunday January 25th, 2015. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. If you haven't done so already, go back and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts!

IF YOU ARE ANONYMOUS - MAKE SURE THERE IS SOME WAY TO CONTACT YOU SHOULD YOU BE A WINNER...

Good Luck! 

If you want to see more details and instructions etc, just click on any card image. Enjoy

ID: QofH Jan/15 - EASEL FLOURISH EMBLEM - THE FUTURE
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_EaselFlourishEmblem_TheFuture.htmlsize: easel closed 7"w x 5"h
Using Cuttlebug "Flourish Emblem die by Anna Griffin as well as an eCut design to create the easel with a bit of fussy cutting... and Marianne Design center detail, all from white cardstock and embossing with either clear or Pearlescent embossing powder.

Hand made lace flower on front and felt flowers as the stoppers on the inside.



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_EaselFlourishEmblem_TheFuture.html
card closed

ID: QofH Jan/15 - PEACOCK FEATHERS - THE FUTURE
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_PeacockFeathers_TheFuture.htmlsize: 5"w x 7"h
Using Spellbinders Classic frame die and popping it up using corrugated quill cardstock. A Darice "Brick Wall" embossing folder, Spellbinders "Classic Heart" set and "Peacock Feathers" set. Negative of the frame used on the inside with masking and repeat stamping for the background.

inside card
Flower beads adhered to wire thread and an enameled heart


As I mentioned above, click on any card image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_PeacockFeathers_TheFuture.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/QofHJan15_EaselFlourishEmblem_TheFuture.html
and fits for these challenges:
Either card...
Crazy Challenge  #189 embossing
The Pink Elephant  #282 Love
Frosted Designs  (something new- stamps, embossing folder, die cuts)
Tuesday Throwdown  #228 embossing

White Easel card...
Incy Wincy Designs  #278 easel card
Stamps Fun Creativity  #233 Lace

Inky Impressions  #192 Monochrome
All Sorts Challenge  #294 spring flowers
Papertake Weekly  use 3 or more different shapes (5 shapes)

Peacock Feather card...
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  for a guy
Sweet Stampin Challenge  for a guy
City Crafter  #245 Feathers
Crafty Sentiments  for a guy
Loves Rubber Stamps  #135 things starting with "B" (beads, brickwork, beige, bling)

ANYTHING GOES
Craft Your Passion   #245
Dreamvalley challenges #98
Love to Scrap Challenge  #46
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #123
Little Miss Muffet  #102
JW ScrapShack  #71
SisterAct Card Challenge  #90
TTCRD  #20 -26

Thursday, January 15, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Mixed Media - Have a Heart - HB

 http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_MixedMedia_HaveAHeart_HB.html...and using another of the newest "Love" stamps "Have a Heart That Never Hardens" on the inside from Quietfire Design as well as a Happy Birthday - calligraphy eCut file available on the Silhouette on line store on the front.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_MixedMedia_HaveAHeart_HB.html
This one is a mixed media style using pastes, Dreamweaver stencils, some of Tim's layering stencils, sprays, metallic Pan Pastels, rub n buff, acrylics, sheesh I'm getting tired just writing them all down... Die cuts, eCuts, lace/ribbon. stamping, more of my roses I made the other day from Gelli prints, stamping in color...

Ok you get the idea. You can see all the details and descriptions, as well as close ups etc by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamweaver  monthly Jan  BD
Creative Cutting Challenge  #45 anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #134 stamp in any color except black
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #108 Bingo: die/punch, flower, stitch; heart, free, pearl; button, 2+layers, favorite thing (eCutting)
Fab n Funky  #242 something new (the quote stamp)
Penny's Challenges  #210 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #186 punches or dies
Sisterhood of Crafters  #24 use a new craft toy (the quote stamp)
4 Crafty Chicks  #229 Flowers
Red Rubber Challenge  #203 birthday
Sassy Studio Designs #264 favorite color combo (pink/greens)

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_MixedMedia_HaveAHeart_HB.html

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Easel Heart Roses - The Heart - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_EaseHeartRoses_TheHeart_HB.html


I got my newest bunch of Quietfire Design stamps - gorgeous... so had to use at least one of them BIG GRIN. ("The Heart Has Its Reason"; "Happy Birthday/Let them Eat Cupcakes" 4 pce set)

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan15_EaseHeartRoses_TheHeart_HB.htmlThis is a very involved card... but as would happen, one thing led to another and just kept growing... I'm using left over flourishes from eons ago. Recycled some paper towels I used the other day to clean up my Gelli plate, adhered it to some heavy weight paper prior die cutting. The roses are also from the Gelli prints made the other day - rejected paper, but great for the roses...

Click on either card image to see all the details and descriptions and more close ups. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments  girly
Fantastic Tuesdays   #68 something recycled (the dirty paper towels)
Papertake Weekly  something new (Darrice "Wire Fence" embossing folder & this card shape)
TTCRD  #13 -21 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #261 polka dots
Simply Create Too  #76 lets celebrate
My Time To Craft  #274 stripes
Jelly Park Challenges  bling






Monday, January 12, 2015

MC Jan/15 - Quill Easel Gelli Print Love U - Always Be My Friend

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan155_QuillEaselGelliPrintLoveU_AlwaysBeMyFriend.htmlI had an epiphany the other day and finally did some experimenting yesterday. You know I love calligraphy, love my gelli plate and would love to have calligraphy on my pulled prints... but that is not an easy task with a broad edge type pen and calligraphic style lettering since you need the lettering in reverse. Then I thought - the epiphany - why not make a print onto a 2nd gelli plate and then pull a print. It would get my lettering in reverse, and it worked, but with limitations... Thin lines seem to disappear. And depending on the type of paper used you get a wide difference in results.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCJan155_QuillEaselGelliPrintLoveU_AlwaysBeMyFriend.htmlSo the words Love U on the front are done with a plastic glue spreader I picked up at Kensington Art Supply here in Calgary. It's about 1/2"w and I was able to manipulate my strokes to do some of my Funky Bone style lettering on the gelli plate without damaging the plate.

Next experiment will be with a narrower writing tool, more types of papers, more spritzing on the papers etc... Will eventually make a web page with my findings.

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

I'm using a quote stamps from Quietfire Design ("Always Be My Friend" 3 pce set)

And it fits for these challenges:
Gloria Design Challenge  monthly Jan: choose paint, ribbon, die cutting, heat embossing, flowers/buttons/bling)
Inspiration Avenue  Words to inspire in your art
Oh La La Creations challenge  #171 words to inspire
Squigglefly  SFC0215  Anything goes
Lil Red Wagon  #270 sparkle and shine
Art Impressions Stamps  #151 something new (gelli print technique)
Alphabet Challenge  X for X-periment
Wags n Whiskers  #145 anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces  Valentine
All Sorts Challenge  #283 something new/cute (the gelli print tech)
Crazy For Challenges  #268 Fill up the craft room shelves (calligraphy supplies, gelli plate and Golden's paints, gems, ribbons, dies)
Hiding in my Craft Room  #182 use your scraps (all the quilled pieces, red cardstock)
Sweet Stampin Challenge  girlie with no pink
Fashionable Stamping  #89 something new (gelli print technique)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Origami Booklet

http://yogiemp.com/Journals/OrigamiBooklet.html

At our Guild meeting today, one of the members (Nancy Dormer) taught us an origami booklet structure... love it. I can use up a whole bunch of my Gelli prints... She learnt the structure from this book: Trash Origami: 25 Paper Folding Projects Reusing Everyday Materials by Michael G. LaFosse. The structure was originally designed by Rona Gurkewitz, USA.

Click on either image to see all the details and descriptions as well as instructions on how to create your own booklets. 

Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/Journals/OrigamiBooklet.html

Friday, January 9, 2015

Less is more...

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/LessIsMore.html

I never realized there was more to that quote until I took a class with Renate Worthington recently and she quoted the whole quote. Now it totally makes sense...

Anyway to see the details and more images, just click on artwork. Enjoy