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:

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.

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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 for 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
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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)


Monday, June 23, 2014

DT June/14 CAS - BFly - Bonne Fete - May the Wings

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
Yogi on the Quietfire Creations blog today with another CAS card. I made this card a while ago for a magazine submission... but low and behold they didn't ever publish it, so it languished. Sigh!! I thought I'd finally let it see the light.

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

It of course uses Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps

And it fits for these challenges:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

MC June/14 - Quill Copenhagen Ornament - Christmas

So another Copenhagen flower, this time made in to an Xmas Ornament...

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

Stamped the string of ornaments (Chocolate Baroque) with Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock. Stamped the sentiment word (Quietfire Design "Textured Holiday Word" set) also with the black and clear embossed. Adhered this layer to the card.

Adhered the quilled ornament which was mounted to Sookwang tape and glittered. Then adhered the beaded hanger.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  Monthly June Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge  #88 anything goes
Christmas Stamping  #16 Inspiration Image of Xmas ornaments



Saturday, June 21, 2014

MC June/14 - Tri Fold Quill Copenhagen - Friend HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJun14_TriFoldQuillCopenhagen_FriendHB.html
So one more of these Copenhagen flowers, but this one as a 3 petal instead of a 5 petal flower. One of the challenges asked for an opening to see what's behind... hence the lattice work.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions (and close ups of inside pages) by clicking on card images. Enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJun14_TriFoldQuillCopenhagen_FriendHB.htmlQuote, sentiment and bird stamp are from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calendar Girl  Monthly June Petals & Pearls
Loves to Scrap Challenge  #32 put a hole in it
Melonheadz Friends  Summer fun (just sitting outside, listening to the birds, smelling the flowers and yakking...)
Tuesday Throwdown  #200 Celebrate
Delightful Sketches  friend
Divas By Design  #139 3 or more layers
Penny's Challenges  #182 favorite embellie (pearls, glitter & quilled elements)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge   Friend
Milk Coffee Challenge#131  summer fun (as described above)
Wags 'n Whiskers  #131 fancy folds
My Time to Craft  #251 tall & skinny (2nd entry)
Pan Pastels UK  #16 flora & fauna

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

MC June/14 - Quill Copenhagen - Snowflakes Are Kisses

So I'm really getting in to these Copenhagen flowers... Because of the colors I picked and the background I used it works really well for an Xmas card. First of the year.

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Inked up my background stamp (Penny Black "Crystal Pattern") using Distress mini pads ("Salty Ocean", "Picked Raspberry" & "Seedless Preserves"), then misting with water and stamping. Dried. Then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls" mist. Dried it.

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

Adhered my "Snowflake"

Click on card image to enlarge.

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Designs Challenge  #18 sentiment
2 Sisters Challenge  #177 make your own embellies
Cute Daisy May  lots of circles
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  CAS
Loves Rubber Stamps  #108 spots & dots
TTCRD  #17-23  anything goes
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #263 Xmas
Crimbo Crackers  #66 anything goes - Xmas
Christmas Stampin  #15 One Layer Card Xmas





Sunday, June 15, 2014

MC June/14 - Bamboo Text Believe - We Must Be Willing


I must be on a black & white kick... I wanted to make this card because of a friend. We went shopping... at Michael's the other day and she bought a beautiful all in one type stamp of a silhouette tree with text on the side of it. I asked her why she was buying it because I thought that kind of stamp was very limiting. It's the type of stamp I would use a couple of times and then it would become too recognizable and I wouldn't use it anymore. I said why don't you just stamp some text and then add the silhouette image of whatever. But she answered me with "I don't have as many stamps as you...". And that's probably true. And I said "It is a beautiful stamp".  So that's how this card was started.

I created a silhouette mask image of the bamboo sprig (Inkadinkado "Asian By Design" set) on my electronic cutter.

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Stamped the bamboo using Versafine Black Onyx. Place my mask over the stamping and then repeatedly stamped the text block (Just Jones "Pieces & Parts" set) using the black. Removed the mask

Stamped the Asian symbol for Believe (Prairie Rubber Stamps) with the black and clear embossed. Shadow outlined the symbol and the bamboo with a Wink of Stella gold pen. Added the golden glittered butterfly from a previous project.

On the inside, stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with the black and clear embossed. Masked off the fold edge of my card and stamped the bamboo sprig with the black.

Click on either card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for this challenge:
All Sorts Challenge  #263 white, gold + 1 color

Saturday, June 14, 2014

MC June/14 - Quill Copenhagen - Thank you


I came across a quilled flower called "Copenhagan" technique. No idea why it's called that, but I liked the look of it so decided to make a few... and one of the reasons the flowers are not traditional colors is for a few challenges I'm entering...

I top folded my white card (8.5"w x 4"h). Die cut Sizzix Tim's Trellis die to create a stencil from white cardstock. Sponged Distress "Pumice Stone" all over and then hit here and there with "Mustard Seed". Removed the stencil and cut off one strip which I inked with Versafine Black onyx and embossed with Distress "Black Onyx" embossing powder. Heat set and swiped off the misc particles. Adhered to card off set from the design.

Adhered my quilled elements. Die cut the leaves (Die Versaions "Old Oak Leaves") from black cardstock, then cut them apart and adhered to two of the flowers.

Stamped the "Thank You" (Quietfire Design) with the black.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Stamp & Create  monthly June Thank You
Crazy for Challenges  #240  stencil it
Crafty Creations Challenge  #264 Tic Tac Toe: Flowers, Emboss, Die Cut; 2 layers, ribbon, charm; circle, for a guy, digi.
Craftitude Challenge  #67 Flowers or lace
Crafty Catz Weekly  #235 use 2 different dies
My Time To Craft Challenge  #251 DL card (if it absolutely needs to be portrait mode no problem, card is flexible... BIG GRIN either orientation works)
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Say it with flowers
Opus Gluei  #184 Black & White + 1 color (2nd entry)
Alphabet Challenge  I for inspiration image (greys & yellow)
Southern Girls Challenge  #93 dies and/or punches

MC June/14 - Umbrella Rain - You Are Sunlight

Were having quite a bit of rain here in Calgary... chilly too... so I thought I'd finally make this umbrella card. I had designed the umbrella a few days ago, in between work and misc other things... so scanned it and cut with my electronic cutter. Swiped a Distress pad "Mustard Seed" all over while still on my mat, then with "Spiced Marmalade". Removed the outline portion leaving the negative pieces on my mat for safe keeping and stamping... applied Versamark all over and embossed with Black Embossing powder. Stamped the alphabet background stamp on the negative pieces using Smoky Grey.

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). Stamped the rain drops (Designs by Ryn) repeatedly using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing. Adhered my umbrella outline, then adhered the drop out pieces.

Stamped the quote on clear vellum with the black and clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders circle die. Adhered to card with Glossy Accents. Then adhered the red rhinestone heart.

Calligraphy stamps by Quietfire Design.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Lexi's Creations  #118 friend
Moving Along with the Times  CAS
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge  #61 anything goes

Friday, June 13, 2014

MC June/14 - Birch Moments - HB

And another week where there are so many challenges for guy cards...

Side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h). taped my Memory Box Birch stencil down and applied Versamark all over, then swiped my sponge using Pan Pastels in blue, purple and rose tones. Cleaned off my stencil, then lay it back down and outlined all the openings using a .05 Copic Multiliner pen.

eCut the word "Moments" (Quietfire Design - Silhouette OnLine Store) from white cardstock. (PS I first separated the words...). Also cut a shadow layer and inked it with Versafine "Blue Lagoon". Ran both through my 1.5" Zyron and adhered them together, then on to the card, off setting it.

Masked the rest of the quote ("Hand in hand") to only get the word "Life's" inking it with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossing. Then stamped the "cherish" with the black and embossed.

Stamped the bird (Quietfire Design) with the black on white cardstock and fussy cut around it, then sponged with a dirty blue Distress sponge and adhered to branch.

Inside I stamped part of a quote (Quietfire Design "Love where you're at...") masking of the part I didn't need and stamped with the black, clear embossed. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" (Quietfire Design).

Wrote the words "Big Guy" with the black multiliner on white cardstock and cut out, hitting the edges with the blue sponge and coloring inside the letters with colored pencils..

Stamped the bird with the black and colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
For a guy:
Bearly Mine  Monthly June
Craft Your Passion  #217
MIM Challenge  #148
Oh La La Creations  #158
Pink Elephant Challenge  #254
Crafty Sentiments
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge 
Papertake Weekly
Hobby Book Designers Challenge  
Milk Coffee Challenge
Sassy Studio Designs  #233
Crazy 4 Challenges  #239
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #108   any guy sentiment
Tuesday Throwdown  #199 (special guy)

Simon Says Stamp Challenge  stencil it
Fussy n Fancy  #116 things with wings
Suzy Pants Smarty  #33 celebrate



Thursday, June 12, 2014

MC June/14 - Ecstasy Crafts Folders - cards


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJune14_EcstasyCrafts.htmlEcstasy Crafts is having a contest/challenge with a chance to win $100 worth of product if you use and upload one of their new embossing folders... So I ordered a couple - they are really nice. BIG GRIN.

And then one of my friends mentioned having problems with Gelatos or maybe not so much problems but not really knowing how to use them... so I figured I better brush up on that again. So both these cards use Gelatos  in the embossing folders, one on watercolor paper and the other on cardstock.

And I went to one of my quilling sessions yesterday and was productive, so used something I made there. And the filigree bow I created using my electronic cutter.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCJune14_EcstasyCrafts.htmlAnyway you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on either card image. Enjoy.

I'm using quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:

Digi Stamps For Joy  #94 flowers
Inky Impressions  #163 gilrie
Penny's Challenges  #181 anything goes
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes

Blue card:
Aurora Wings  #3 Butterfly
Crafty Ribbon Challenge   #93  ribbon

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MC June/14 - OLC_Oriental - Sing HB


I came across this challenge (Marie's Tombow challenge) today and thought I'd create something for it.

I side folded my cream toned cardstock (5"w x 7"h).

eCut the frame piece (Quietfire Design on the Silhouette Online Store) and used it as a mask, sponging Distress "Spiced Marmalade" then some "Shabby Shutters". Used an HB pencil to shadow outline the design and a paper stump to smudge the pencil. Then went in with a 6B pencil in the corners and smudged some more.

Lay my cut pieces down to stamp the bamboo sections (Scroll Works "Bamboo") using Versafine "Vintage Sepia" and hitting here and there with "Black Soot", then embossing with Distress "Walnut Stain", then rubbing the embossing.

Stamped the bird and the word sing (both Quietfire Design) with the black. Stamped the Sakura flowers (Bo Bunny "Serenity") with Distress "Picked Raspberry" and clear embossed, then put a drop of Viva Glitter Liner "Holo Iridescent" in the centers of each flower.

Created the leaf design while at work (BIG GRIN...) then scanned when I got home and eCut. Colored with Tombows while on my mat, then removed them from the mat, hit it with a Versamark pad and clear embossed. Adhered to card. Added the pearl ovals.

On the inside I stamped the rest of the "Sing" quote and the "Happy Birthday" with the black. Repeatedly stamped the Sakura flower with the raspberry and clear embossed.

Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Tombow Challenge  anything to do with birds
Mark's Finest Papers  #215 Oriental
All Sorts Challenge  #261 One Layer Card
A Creative Romance  #26 HB
One Layer Simplicity  #6 Frame it
Craftin Desert Divas  #33 favorite color (greens with pinks)
Incy Wincy Designs  #248 faux technique (faux 3D shadowed frame)
City Crafter  #215 for the birds
Fantastic Tuesday  #38 anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #107 CAS
TTCRD  #10 -16 anything goes



Sunday, June 8, 2014

KH - June/14 - Quill 39 - Love Does Not - Happy Anniversary

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/KHJune14_Quill39_LoveDoesNot_HA.html
A friend asked me to make an anniversary card and this is what I came up with. I like the way it turned out.

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

I'm using a sentiment and quote stamp from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
The Crafting Cafe  Monthly June  Love/marriage
Desert Island Crafts  #78 use any 3 or more: Distress it; NO FLOWERS; Monotone; Not a Card; funny quote or saying; sexy for that love in your life; use at least 3DP; emboss it ; ribbon; metal 
Card Mania Challenge  #48 flowers
Gloria Design Challenge  #9 fun folds
Digi Stamps For Joy  #93 girlie/feminine
Delightful Sketches  ribbon/string or twine
Hobby Book Designer Challenge  use at least 3 flowers
The Paper Shelter  #161 flowers
Cute Card Thursday  #324 use some pink
Sassy Studio Designs  #232 something summery
Stamps Fun Creativity  #205  favorite die (Spellbinders Classic Frame)
Totally Gorjuss  #239 embossing
Corrosive Challenges  #201 Crop it - Cut it


Anything goes:
Creative Cutting Challenge  #36
Cute Daisy May
JW Scrap Shack  #53 
Little Scrap Pieces
Sisteract Card Challenge  #60
Stampin For the Weekend
Suzy Pants Smarty  #32
Sentimental Sundays  #210

Friday, June 6, 2014

DT June/14 - CAS - Dahlia - Thank You card

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a CAS card. Something I created quite a while back for a magazine submission... but never heard back from them so am finally uploading it. I really HATE the waiting process... which is why I rarely send anything in anymore.

You can see all the deatils and  descriptions etc by clicking on card image or clicking here to go to my website. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Sentiment  anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #106 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
TTCRD  #3 - 9 anything goes

Sunday, June 1, 2014

MC June/14 - Tri Split Jalopy - What You Leave HB card

I was in a slump yesterday so just read my book all day... Finished it this morning. Then checking my database of challenges realized there were a ton calling for a guy card... and I hadn't made this structure in a while. This card evolved from that. I'm using a lot of stamps I haven't used before... I've made my uncle a card a while ago, but might change my mind and give him this one.

I cut my paper to 10"h x 7"w. Cut slits at 1.5" & at 5.5" starting 1" from the top edge and stopping 1" from the bottom edge. Then did my score lines. on the middle wide piece I scored at the 5" only. On the two side pieces, starting at the front edge, scored at 1", 2" & 5".

Stamped the Rocky Ground (Beeswax) on the front lip using Versafine Black Onyx. Stamped the Rock/Tall Grass (Beeswax) on the right panel with the black. Stamped Tall Boulders (Beeswax) on a separate piece of cardstock with the black and fussy cut around it. Stamped the Flying Bird Scene (Stamping Ground) also with the black and fussy cut around it. Sponged Distress "Tumbled Glass" all over the sky areas. Adhered the bird scene and the tall boulders to the left panel.

Colored my elements with Prisma colored pencils

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with the black and clear embossed. Stamped the birthday with the black.

And it fits for these challenges:
Lexi's Creations  #117 Birthday
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge   monochromatic
Top Tip Tuesday  #128 monochromatic
Delightful Sketches  for a guy
Inky Impressions  #161 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp challenge  anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #160 for a guy
4 Crafty Chicks  #196 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  #323 blue as main color
Brown Sugar Challenge  #96 Birthday
Crazy Catz Weekly  #233 anything goes
Fussy & Fancy  #115 outdoors
JW Scrap Shack  #52 Birthday
Polka Doodle  #22 for a guy
Simply Create Too  #62 for a guy
Sister Act Card Challenge  #59 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #261 for a guy
Hiding In My Craft Room  #151 anything goes
My Time To Craft  #250  no DP
Sweet Stampin Challenge  special man
One Stitch At A Time  #215 for a guy
Opus Gluei  #184 Black, White + 1 color
Pan Pastels UK  #15 for a guy



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MC May/14 - Diamond Square card - Live in the Moment

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMay14_DiamondSquareCard_LiveInTheMoment.html
So I loved the previous card I made so much... made another one. BIG GRIN.

Using a Quietfire Design quote stamp.

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Creations  #264  something starting with S (summer feeling, scalloped border, swirls, script)

Our Creative Corner  Monthly May  use your scraps
Crazy Challenges  #172 Bingo: lace, punch, button; twine, digi, gems; pearls, flower, die cut
Creative Card Crew  #62 shabby chic/vintage
Fantastic Tuesday  #37 anything goes
TTCRD  #27 - 2  anything goes
A Creative Romance  #25 girlie
Little Scrap Pieces  #10 anything goes

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MC May/14 - Coffee Cup Card Holder - Just because

Suzanne from Quietfire Design just got the go ahead with this design for the coffee cup gift card holder. You can find it on the Silhouette OnLine store HERE

I don't give gift cards or any gifts... to people, but when I saw this cut file, I just had to make one. BIG GRIN

Of course I didn't read the instructions first ROFL... and cut just as it came to me, so of course there were some overlap elements (which you're supposed to ungroup first before you cut) which cut into each other. sigh!! But I'm a quick study and got what I needed the next time.

I cut it all out of white cardstock. Ran the cup portion through my embossing machine with the Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots" folder. Sponged Distress "Walnut Stain" over the bumps and then some "Picked Raspberry".

The wrap around for the cut I stamped with an alphabet border (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx, then sponged the Raspberry. I found it way too strong, so used my gelli plate with some gesso and made a print. That toned it down nicely.

The gift card holder portion I sponged with "Mustard Seed", then the Raspberry. Stamped the sentiments (Quietfire Design) with the black. Sponged some Walnut Stain on the little cup. Glued everything together.

Then Adhered the center heart which was embossed with Queen's Gold.

And it fits for these challenges:
Milk Coffee Challenge  anything but a card
Fashionable Stamping Challenge  #73 3D object

Monday, May 26, 2014

Carl Rohrs - Pencils, Pen Stiletto - Cut Paper Calligraphy & Decorated Letters Class

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_Ciao-MyFriend.html
ID: Ciao - My Friend

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_ChangePerspective.html
ID: Change Perspective - The Secret of Genius
I took a 2 day workshop this past weekend with Carl Rohrs. I
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_ChangePerspective.html
ID: Change Perspective - Reminding One
enjoyed it thoroughly. This is the 2nd class I've taken with him. With this class I got to use my Silhouette electronic cutter - made life really easy. Of course I had to struggle with PSE 7 - but at lest that's getting a little easier to use. Sigh!! I don't think I'll ever love it though.
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_Sixty5_HowOldWouldYouBe.html
ID: Sixty 5 - How Old Would You Be
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_DreamBig.html
ID: Dream Big - Look For The Dream
Anyway, I created all the cut work stuff in class and then finished up the cards at home with stamped quotes/sentiments from Quietfire Design. Added a bit of quilling or do dads etc. I'm very pleased with the results.

Click on any image to see more views and details for that card. Enjoy.

And fits for these challenge:
Ciao card
Craft Your Passion Challenge  215 frame it
Alphabet Challenge  H for Handmade Embellies
Pan Pastel UK  14 Florals

Change Perspective - Secret of Genius card
Artistic Inspirtaions  #93 anything goes (with wings)
Cute Daisy May Challenge  lots of layers
 Deep Ocean Challenge  78  wings
Polka Doodle Challenge  21 Wings
Dream Valley Challenge  82 Wings
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_DreamBig.html
ID: Dream Big - As You Dream
Sentimental Sundays  208 wings

Change Perspective - Reminding One
The House That Stamps Built  DCC521  monochromatic
Cute Card Thursday  322  Text only


Sixty 5 card
Scrap Creations  celebrations
All Sorts Challenge   260 birthday
Sweet Stampin Challenge  sparkle & shine (ribbon has silver metallic threads & the 5 is glittered)
Corrosive Challenges  200 celebrate

Be Yourself card
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/CarlRohrsMay14/CRClass_BeYourself.html
ID: Be Yourself -  The Only True Gift
Card Mania Challenge  47  CAS
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge  195 no rubber or digis

Anything goes:
Pink Elephant Challenge  252
Divas By Design  135
Brown Sugar Challenge  95
Sister Act Challenge  58
One Stitch at a Time  214