Sunday, April 13, 2014

Quirky Apr/14 - Birdhouse Love & Laughter - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/QuirkyApr14_BirdhouseLove&Laughter_HB.html

I was asked to be a guest designer on the Quirky Challenge blog with a theme of Mixed Media... I was given a choice of several digis to choose from and chose the Squigglefly "Dragonfly Garden" digi image.

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

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/QuirkyApr14_BirdhouseLove&Laughter_HB.html
inside
I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design as well as the Italic alphabet and the newest Illumination stamp set.
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.ca/
And it fits for these challenges:
Pan pastels UK  #12 shabby chic
One Stitch at a Time  #207 use a digi (the dragonflies)
Frilly and Funkie  Vintage, spring, wings
Moving along with the Times  Spring
A Creative Romance  #22 spring
All Sorts Challenge  #254 spring blooms
Catch The Bug  springtime
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Flowers
Corrosive Challenges  #197 pastel colors


Friday, April 11, 2014

MC Apr/14 - Orchid/Frog - You Are My Friend - HB


I was eCutting a scallop frame and trying to decide what to do with it... so then I decided to check the themes for some challenges and logging them in my brain... then started creating the card...

One challenge called for something square, another to add a frog, another for lots of blooms and a couple others for dots and/or stripes, then there were buttons, baubles and ribbon...oh yeah and put a friend sentiment on it... Sheesh talk about loaded down... (ps there are a few more challenges on it...)

So as I mentioned eCut the scallop rectangle (it will be available soon from Quietfire Design) to get a square card when folded. Stamped the stripes (Impression Obsession CAC "Random Lines") using Distress pdas ("Mustard Yellow", "Salty Ocean", "Mowed Lawn", & "Ripe Persimmon").

eCut a scalloped square frame, applied Mowed Lawn all over, ran through my machine with Sizzix "Dot Matrix" embossing folder, then hit the high points with the Salty Ocean. Adhered to card.

The drop out piece from the square, I applied the Mustard Yellow all over, spritzed with water and dried, then stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Created a silhouette image of the frog (Local King Rubber "Froggie"), colored my stamp with Distress watercolor markers, misted with water and stamped onto the cut piece, dried and adhered to the edges of the square frame.

Created a silhouette image of the orchid (Flourishes "Orchids"), stamped with Versafine "Smokey Grey", clear embossed and colored with Watercolor pencils and a waterbrush. Cut one of the flowers away from the sprig and adhered to card with 3D foam squares. Adhered the single flower straight to the card.

Die cut a bunch of buttons (Memory Box "Scalloped Buttons") from white Shrink Plastic, colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens in linear and floral designs, then heat shrunk. Adhered to card with Golden's Extra Heavy gel medium.

Added greenish round gems in alternate scallops. Punched holes in three of the scallops and tied 3 narrow ribbons through each hole (tones of "pool", "daffodil" & "olive"). added a bead of glue on the backside.

On the inside, eCut a scallop oval frame. Applied the Mustard to the scallop and the Salty Ocean to the oval. Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) with the black and clear embossed. Adhered both to inside of card.

eCut a silhouette image of the frog, colored with the Distress markers, misted with water and stamped on the cut out. adhered to card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Design  Monthly #15 put a toad or frog on it
Card Makin Mamas  #84 buttons, bits & baubles
Reasonable Ribbons  #92 flowers + ribbon
Squigglefly  #1414 bright spring colors
Top Tip Tuesday  #124 cute
Color Throwdown  #287 soft sky, barely banana, pistachio
Crafty Creations  #260 blue & yellow
Delightful Sketches  Easter Egg or include an oval
Inky Impressions  #154 dots & stripes
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #104 friend sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks  #189 Polka Dots
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #84 flower power
Little Miss Muffet Challenge  #83 Distress
Sassy Studio Designs  #224 make  your own embellies
Southern Girls Challenge  #90 Stripes
Fashionable Stamping  #70  favorite technique (using distress pads/markers and misting with water)
Polkadoodle  #15 animal magic
Sisteract Challenge  #52 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #226 animals





Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MC Apr/14 - Birdhouse Chickadees - Sing As If - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCApr14_BirdhouseChickadees_SingAsIf_HB.html
A friend brought in a birdhouse type plaque that her husband made from wood - I really liked it. BIG GRIN so you know me... had to make one... my first one is a card and will be uploaded on Sunday - I'm a guest designer on the Quirky challenge. But then I'm looking at it and saying to myself, I want to make one out of foam core which mimics the wood thickness and look more... eventually I'll make one out of wood when I can get in to my basement... that's another story.

Anyway I really love the way all the elements came together for this piece. I'm using a quote, sentiment and Chickadee stamp from Quietfire Design.

Click on either card image to see all the details and descriptions and more views etc. Enjoy.

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCApr14_BirdhouseChickadees_SingAsIf_HB.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Our Creative Corner  monthly April Inspired by song or lyrics
Shelly's Images  Monthly - April showers bring May flowers
Stamp & Create  Monthly April - Spring flowers
Gloria Designs Challenge  #5 use any rubber stamp
Craft Your Passion  #208 no DP
Cute Daisy May  things with wings
Incy Wincy Designs  #239 use 3, 2, 1 of something (on front of card: 3 layers to create the branch, 2 birds one quote stamp)
Inspiration Avenue  Music
Loves to Scrap Challenge  #27 anything goes
Melonheadz Friends   Time for spring
City Crafter  #206 birthday
Creative Card Crew  #59 spring
Fattastic Tuesday  #30 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  spring
TTCRD  #8-14 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #225 springtime
Delicious Doodles Challenge  #82  show a season (spring)
Polkadoodle  #14 animal magic
Divas by Design  #129 spring
Pennys Challenge  #172 flower power
One Stitch at a Time  #206 flowers
Pile it On Challenge  #14 feminine



Saturday, April 5, 2014

MC Apr/14 - Digi Dragonfly - HB


I recently acquired a digi Dragonfly image from Squigglefly which I separated from the background then finally got around to using my print & cut feature on my Cameo... I guess I'll be using that feature quite a bit now... Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it in my SCAL software which is my preferred software.

Also picked up a bunch of new cardstock at warehouse prices from my local craft store, so thought I'd give some of it a use...

Side folded my base to create a 5"w x 7"h card. The decorative piece is something I made a while back on watercolor paper, spraying and misting all kinds of colors and sprinkling sea salt on it and setting it aside to dry naturally. That allows all the stuff to do wonderful things. Layered it on to another of the cardstock (mango) which I trimmed down using my "Perfect Layers" ruler set (they work really well). Adhered to card.

Adhered a piece of glittered ribbon on the left side, then topped it with a die cut - Tim's "Courtyard" from black cardstock which was then inked with Perfect Medium and embossed with a sprinkling of black and some "Midnight Gold Obsidian" then heat set. I cut down the design to only have one strip.

Stamped the word "Dragonfly" (Quietfire Design) using a Versafine "Toffee" pad and embossing with "Queen's Gold" embossing powder then shadow outlining the word with a fine tipped micron pen.

As I mentioned the dragonfly was taken out of the background and then manipulated in the Studio software, printed and cut. I then painted with various colors of glitter using a Quickie Glue pen, some Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter, Distress Glitter & Premium Glitter. The body I adhered brown flocking and added mini black rhinestones for the eyes. Adhered to card with 3D black foam squares.

On the inside stamped the "Happy Birthday" (Quietfire Design) with the toffee and embossed with white embossing powder. Stamped the two sizes of dragonflies (Quietfire Design) with Versafine "Black Onyx" and embossed with Pearl Lustre embossing powder.

I think it turned out as a good guy birthday card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
The Crafting Cafe Monthly April  for a guy
MIM Challenge  #138 for a guy
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge  birthday
Lil Red Wagon  #231 for a guy
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  birthday
Cute Card Thursday  #315 for a guy
Crafty Calendar Challenge  Monthly April  Things with wings
All Sorts Challenge  #253  no flowers
Catch the Bug  anything goes
My Time to Craft  #242 wildlife



Friday, April 4, 2014

DT Apr/14 - Easel Gelli Bkgr'd Thank You - Gratitude

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
It's my turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I'm showing how I use my Gelli Printing with Dye inks, my favorite technique for backgrounds...

Also made it in to an easel card, using felt and painted canvas for the flowers. Just click on card image to see all the details and descriptions or click here to go to my web page. Enjoy.

I'm of course using Quietfire Design quote stamp and an eCut file (available on theSilhouette online store).

And it fits for these challenges:
Stamploration  stamps + favorite technique (gelli printing)
Desert Island Crafts  #74 Something hidden/a surprise, Purple, Twine, Die cut,, Heat embossing, For a man, Dog or Cat, Distressed, Sparkles, Moveable parts
Cute Daisy May  lace & pearls
TTCRD   #1-8 anything goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #89 add wings
Diva's By Design  #128 anything goes
HobbyBook Designers  2 or more die cuts
Inky Impressions  #153 fancy folds
JW Scrapshack  #42 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #51 anything goes
Craftitude  #62  anything goes



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MC Apr/14 - CAS - Lili - Thank You

You can't get much more basic than this. Sheesh. The lili stamp (The Stamp Barn) already has a frame around it... so all I had to do was stamp the Thank You within it... but then I'm looking at it and saying to myself that's just tooooo plain for me... so I added the little glitter squares made from drop out pieces from the lattice die I cut on Monday - they were just laying on my desk which I hadn't cleaned up yet. BIG GRIN. I then added some Viva "Lemon" Magic Transparent Pearl Pen and sprinkled with "Crystal Snow" glitter.

The card is 4.25"w x 5"h. The image and sentiment (Quietfire Design) stamped with Versafine Black Onyx. The flower colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Card TV  #4 thank You
Mark's Finest Papers  #205 use the negative from a die cut
Loves Rubber Stamps  #97 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes

Monday, March 31, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Easel Canvas Roses HB - Some People

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_EaselCanvasRosesHB_SomePeople.html
I'm really enjoying making these canvas roses... they shape/fall so nicely. Finely getting to use one of these bird images I got a while back, and love the lattice open window and frame. Sheesh I love the whole thing BIG GRIN.

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

I'm using a Quietfire Design quote stamp

And it fits for these challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge  #74 for a friend
Penny's Challenges  #170 favorite color combo (yellow/aqua/white)
The House That Stamps Built  #326 things with wings
Polkadoodle  #13 spring is int he air
Sisteract Card Challenge   #50 anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend  spring colors
All Sorts Challenge  #252 dies
Corrosive Challenges  #196 metal (the frame is copper)
One Stitch at a Time  #205 anything goes
Pile it On Challenge  #13 floral
4 Crafty Chicks  #187 spring
Cute Card Thursday  #314 floral delights
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #252 what season are you in? (it's supposed to be spring, so I'll just ignore the snow...)
Craftin Desert Divas  #28 anything goes
Crafty Card Makers  #113 put a frame on it (copper embossed & distressed frame)
Craft Your Passion Challenge  #207 anything but square
Crazy Challenge  #168 bling it up
Incy Wincy Challenge  #238 tic tac toe: yellow, pearls, lace; gems, free, pink; wings, mono, black
Cut It Up  #41anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesdays  #27 anything goes
Hiding in my Craft Room  #143 anything goes
HobbyBook  spring
Little Miss Muffet  #82 anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge  welcome spring
Paper Crafting Journey  anything goes
PIN Spirational Challenge  #100 anything goes
Aurora Wings Challenge  #1  anything goes
Artistic Inspirations  #85 Easter colors or anything goes
Suzy Bee's Challenge  #22  spring - lots of flowers
Kaboodle Doodles  #217 spring is coming
Cucpake Inspiration  #254 (se pic below)



Friday, March 28, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Accordion Frame Jalopy - The Longest - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_AccordionFrameJalopy_TheLongest_HB.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_AccordionFrameJalopy_TheLongest_HB.htmlWell this is the 3rd time I'm making this accordion frame type card. Just loving them. This one I think will be for my cousins birthday which is still a couple months away... But since I'll be demoing this structure at my next quilling group, thought I'd make one that can be made from 8.5 x 11" pieces of cardstock including the cover and I wanted one that was landscape mode instead of portrait mode. Also using a slightly different closing mechanism. As you can gather, I'm happy with the results.

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

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

And it fits for these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge  #174 black white + 1 color
Love to scrap Challenge  #26 buttons & bows
Squigglefly  #1214 polkadots
Cuttlebug Mania  dots
TTCRD  #25-31 anything goes
Divas Design Challenge  #127 buttons & bows
Frilly n Funkie   clocks/time
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  buttons
The Paper Shelter  #151 spring delights
A Creative Romance  #21 spring flowers
Alphabet Challenge  D for die cuts
Crafty Catz Weekly  #224 anything goes
Crafty Ribbons  #82  ribbons & buttons


Monday, March 24, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Side Easel The Doors We Open - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_SideEaselTheDoorsYouOpen_HB.htmlI'm so loving making side easel cards. Beats me why I was so resistant to them...

Had a great play day with a friend yesterday. Made a pile of gelli prints using dye ink pads, stencils & misted with water, then die cut and created the flowers from this card.

Using Dreamweaver window stencil and translucent paste for the window & the carpet runner.

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

I'm using a Quietfire Design quote & sentiment stamp on the inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamweaver Stencils  March madness - anything goes
Desert Island Crafts  #73  use 3 items: polka dots, ATC or tag,  citrus colors (yellow/orange/lime green/pink),  add ribbon, Spring theme,  Add eyelets, Include an animal, Zombies, Washi Tape, Monochromatic
Reasonable Ribbon #91  Spring + ribbon
The Pink Elephant  #243 favorite color combo
Papertake Weekly for a mother or girl
Tuesday Throwdown  #187 tic tac toe:  bling, buttons, die cuts; paper piecing, digis, flowers; CAS, emboss, ribbon
Digi Stamps for Joy  #88 vintage
Crazy 4 Challenges  #228  anything goes
My Time to Craft  #240 mother or special lady
One Stitch at a Time  #204 for a female
Opus Gluei  #179 TEXTURE or inspiration
Pan pastels UK  #11  metallics
Quirky Crafts  #6 in your cupboard... (in mine is a secret little room that's quiet & comfortable...)
Kaboodle Doodles  #216 dreaming of spring
Craft Hoarders  #4  sparkle/glitz/glam
Card Mania  #43  lace & pearls
Craftitude Challenge  #61 anything goes - add brads/eyelets
Stamplorations Monthly March  stamps & spring
Card Makin Mamas  #82 spring photo inspir (image below)
Cupcake Inspiration   #253 (garden image below)



 

Friday, March 21, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Accordion Frame Booklet - HB - The Woods

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_AccordionFrameBooklet_HB_TheWoods.html

I enjoyed making the accordion frame booklet last week (you can see it here), that I made another one. This one I'll be taking as a sample for demoing the structure at my next quilling session.
http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_AccordionFrameBooklet_HB_TheWoods.html
booklet closed

I'm using that beautiful St Armand paper again. Die cut a bunch of various leafy shapes and other shapes. Created silhouette images for my bird/flower stamps and electronically cut them.

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

I'm using a Quietfire Design sentiment and quote stamp

And it fits for these challenges:
Stampotique Designers Challenge  #137  background texture
Crazy Challenge  #167 flowers
Creative Cutting Challenge  #30 anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles  #215 use green
MIM Challenge  #136 butterfly
City Crafter  #302 spring in the garden
Flourishes  #263 use something gold (the birdcage)
Top Tip Tuesday  #123 faux or real metal (the birdcage has both rustique tin & gold embossing)
TTCRD  #18-24 anything goes
Divas By Design  #126 flowers
Frilly & Funkie   use a neglected die (all the dies I used are neglected...)
Inky Impressions  #151 spring
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Glitter (used in the center of the white flowers)
The Paper Shelter   #150 use more than 5 flowers
4 Crafty Chicks  #186 no DP
Southern Girls Challenge  #89 floral frenzy
Brown Sugar Challenge  #86  anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #168 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #223 bling it up
Fussy & Fancy  #110 shabby chic
Polkadoodle  #11 spring is in the air
Sister Act Card Challenge  #49 anything goes
Totally Papercrafts  #211 beautiful borders
Delightful Sketches  spring


Thursday, March 20, 2014

SABH Mar/14 - Side Easel Spring - Take Time

www.quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
Welcome to our blog hop with Scrapbook Adhesives, makers of quality and creative adhesives!  Thanks for dropping by.
Here is my project:

You can find all the details and descriptions for this side easel SPRING card by clicking on card image or on my web site here. Enjoy

There is also a free eCut file of the word SPRING (yogihg@yahoo.com)

Scrapbook Adhesives and Quietfire Design are giving away two prizes  valued at $60 each. Enter our raffle for  a chance to win $30 worth of Quietfire rubber stamps AND $30 worth of Scrapbook Adhesives by following the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below.  Comment on each blog post this week to enter to win! One (1) comment per person per blog post. Winner will be randomly drawn on 3-24-2014 and announced here on the Quietfire Creations blog! Earn additional entries by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Accordion Frame Booklet - Zen Thoughts

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/AccordionFrameBooklet_ZenThoughts.html
I came across this accordion created frame here and was intrigued. On Thursday I picked up this St Armand very rough handmade paper and new it would make a super cover for the booklet. I was right... So finished the structure and then was stumped as to what to put into it. BIG GRIN. So went to my quote database and the first thing I see is this Zen quote. I just new it was serendipity.

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/AccordionFrameBooklet_ZenThoughts.htmlI'm entering it in our Guild's show in May here in Calgary. We're allowed 2 3D projects which I only found out about a couple days ago. Sigh!!. I might have time before the deadline to create one more. I've really been enjoying doing some calligraphy lately.

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

And it fits for thes challenges:
Alphabet Challenge  C for country flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge  #85  paper piecing
Sister Act Challenge  #48 Anything goes
Card Makin Mamas  #82 use liquid products (mists, sprays etc) I used Perfect Pearls mist on the flowers, sprayed water on the bkgr'ds.





Friday, March 14, 2014

Quietfire & Scrapbook Adhesives upcoming Blog Hop



Starting Monday March 17th on the 
Quietfire Creations blog
and the
Scrapbook Adhesives blog

Comment on each blog post for a chance to win and enjoy the inspiration!
See you there.
don't miss out on it!
Prizes of course BIG GRIN

Thursday, March 13, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Easel Window Spring - The Hum - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_EaselWindowSpring_TheHum_HB.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_EaselWindowSpring_TheHum_HB.html
top view
I'm really enjoying making easel and multi fold cards lately... So here's another easel card, but this time as a window.

I asked Suzanne from Quietfire Design to make a calligraphed "Spring" word to eCut. Love what she came up with. I put it into a frame on my electronic cutting mat and welded the elements together to create the word/window.

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

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

And it fits for these challegnes:
Card Mania Challenge  #42 use something new (the eCut word & the Anna Griffin embossing folder)
Perfectly Rustic  #18 hexagons
Papertake Weekly  Bingo: gem, die cut, flowers; ribbon, free, punched shape; button, glitter, lace.
Aud Sentiment  #102 anything goes + sentiment
Delightful Sketches  use green
Inky Impressions  #150 use green
Lil Red Wagon  #228 add dimension
Penny's Challenges  #168 anything goes
The House that Stamps Built  #228 flowers
Sisterhood of Crafters  #5 sentiment as focus
Cute Card Thursday  #312 for a girl
Pan Pastels UK  #10 use 3 textures (glossy, heat embossed, dry embossed, glitter, dimensional elements)


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

DT Mar/14 - Side Easel Slainte - Make a Wish

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/03/slainte-make-wish-side-easel-card.htmlMy turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today. I'm in St Patrick's mode... Suzanne (Quietfire Design) created some great eCut files which are on the Silhouette OnLine store and I thought I'd use one of them "Slainte" - Love it. I've also included a diagram to make a side easel card that isn't square...

I also created the shamrock lattice background that I am giving away free to anyone who wants it. It's available as a jpg image as well as SCUT & Studio files for a Silhouette machine. If you don't have a Silhouette machine or one of these sotfware programs, you will need to be able to convert &/or upload into your software. It will be a ZIP file which will include both a portrait and landscape mode of the lattice for a rectangular card. You can send me an email (yogihg@yahoo.com) to get the file.

Click on card image to see all the details and descriptions or click here to go to my web page.

And it fits for these challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces  #3 St Pat's
Sister Act Card Challenge  #47 anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  #226 sentiment as focus
My Time to Craft  #238 frame it
Shelly's Images  monthly March  Luck or lucky
The Crafting Cafe  Monthly March CAS

Inspiration Avenue  Green
The Pink Elephant  #241  Inspir image of green shamrocks
Loves Rubber Stamps  #94 green as main color
Delightful Sketches  use green (2nd entry)




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Easel Quill Window Dogwoods - HB

Well I guess I can say this is rather an involved card... It's for a friends birthday, so hopefully she doesn't either look at it or realize it's for her. BIG GRIN

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_EaseQuillWindowDogwoods_HB.htmlAt the same time I wanted to make those dimensional roses a couple weeks ago, I wanted to make some Dogwood blooms. Finally got around to it. This is really an over sized card, but had no choice because of the size of the window. Really love the way it turned out.

You can see all the details and descriptions, plus more views and the envelope box I made for it by clicking on image. Enjoy.

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles  #214 anything but sq.
MIM Challenge  #135 spring
Squigglefly challenge  #1014 flowers
Cute Card Thursday  #311 gems
Scrap Creations  pastel colors
TTCRD  #11 -18 anything goes


Saturday, March 8, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Side Step Snowy Egret - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_SideStepSnowyEgret_HB.htmlA card for one of my uncles who I think is turning 93 in a couple weeks... The card is not as masculine as I would have liked, but I think it's still OK.

I created it after seeing one of my friends cards that she brought in for show and tell. I loved the egret and immediately bought the die... She also made it in a side step, but used blues & pinks.

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

I'm using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calendar  Monthly March  animal antics
Kaboodle Doodles  #213  embossing (2nd submission)
Divas by Design  #124 for a guy
Lil Red Wagon  #227 punches (2nd submission)
Sisterhood of Crafters  #4 for a guy
Corrosive Challenges  #194 animals


MC Mar/14 - OLS Fuchsias - Some People Bonne Fete

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_OLSFuchsias_SomePeopleBonneFete.html

I got this new stamp I really wanted to use and then there was the On Layer Simplicity challenge of using water...

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_OLSFuchsias_SomePeopleBonneFete.html
Inside of card
Love the punched border and the punched sentiment piece too.

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

And I'm using a couple quotes, butterfly and sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design..

And it fits for these challenges:
Bearly Mine  #120  for a girl
One Layer Simplicity  #3 just add water
Virginia's View Challenge  #1 watercoloring
Kaboodles Doodles  #213 embossing
Top Tip Tuesday  #122 use 3, 5 or 7 of something (3 punched scrolls)
Crafty Creations  #258 Birthday
Lil Red Wagon  #227 punches
Trimmie's Crafts  #249 for a female
Brown Sugar Challenge  #84 make it sparkle (dots of sparkle all around the oval)
Fussy n Fancy  #109 birthday
Totally Papercrafts  #209 Female birthday with sentiment
Totally Gorjuss  #226 pink & green


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

MC Mar/14 - Roses & Shamrocks - HB


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_Roses&Shamrocks_HB.htmlI've been itching to do some dimensional roses for a while now and finally got around to drawing some petals, scanning and the cutting with my electronic cutter, also created the shamrock lattice piece.  Love the way the card turned out. You can see all the details and descriptions by click on either image. Enjoy

I'm using a sentiment stamp on the front and quote and butterfly stamps on the inside by Quietfire Design.
http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_Roses&Shamrocks_HB.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Card Makin Mamas  #81 use 3 or more layers
Reasonable Ribbon  #90 green + ribbon
JW Scrapshack  #39 florals as main item
Pan Pastels UK  #9 frame it
Card Maker Mag  March Green CS, green DP, green Ribbon & Irish sentiment/quote
Craftin Desert Divas  #26 Birthday
Craft Your Passion Challenge  #203 birthday
Creative Cutting Challenge  #29 St Pat's
Love to Scrap Challenge  #25 create your own background
Squigglefly  #0914 your 2 favorite colors (green & red/yellow)
The Pink Elephant  #240 birthday
Flourishes  #261  use a mask or stencil (my background)
Loves Rubber Stamps  #93  anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #101 any sentiment for a girl
Digi Stamps 4 Joy  #87 BD sentiment
Penny's Challenge  #167 anything but square
The Paper Shelter  #148 anything goes
Colour Q  #231 black, grey, 2 shades of green (see image)


Color Throwdown  #282 see image below









Monday, March 3, 2014

Live, Laugh, Love #2 & 3

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Live,Laugh,Love.html
And the 4th piece done... I love these words and have wanted to do something with them for a while. I also used my Gelli plate for the background.

Click on either image to see more details and descriptions. Enjoy

Updated: March 4, 2014
I was semi pleased yesterday when i finished the piece at left, but after looking at it for a while, thought it just didn't have any umph!! so did another take today.

Really like this version better.


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Live,Laugh,Love.html



Calligraphy - Dr Seuss - Youer Than You; I Am; & I Like to Paint

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/IAm.html
I was on a roll the past couple days... Our Guild is putting on a juried show in the beginning of May... We're allowed to enter up to 4 pieces (maybe more after they speak to the committee...

Anyway it motivated me to finally do some calligraphy. The criteria was it had to be matted in a black mat 12" x 12" with an opening of 7.5" x 7.5" - a pretty good size.

So the 1st piece I did was "I Am" using a twisted manipulation of the pen... still working on that technique. Probably would of helped with a different nib.

The next piece was the Dr Seuss piece, using Derwent Inktense watercolors, than my Gelli Plate and gesso. Really like the results of the background and love the quote, so whimsical.http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/DrSeuss_YouerThanYou.html

And this last piece that I did today "I Like to Paint" - I thought that quote was true for a lot of artist... although I'm not one of them because I LOVE to cook and have no problems filling my plate - ROFL, although when I get in the "zone" of art, I forget to eat...

Anyway you can see more details and descriptions by clicking on any piece. Enjoy

I'll probably try to do one or two more pieces before the deadline... They're percolating in my brain.




http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ILikeToPaint.html

Sunday, March 2, 2014

MC March/14 - Feathers Bonjour - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_FeathersBonjour_HB.html

I was incorporating a lot of challenges with this card... kept reading more of them and then adding more to the card. BIG GRIN. Love the way it turned out and love those feathers - an eCut file from the Silhouette on line store.
http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCMar14_FeathersBonjour_HB.html
I'm also using a sentiment stamp from the "Happy Family Days" set from Quietfire Design

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Delightful Sketches  KISS
Card mania Challenge  #41 use a sentiment
Kaboodle Doodles  #212 ribbon
City Crafter  #200 put another language on it
Deep Ocean Challenge  #72 for a girl
Divas By Design  #123 make it sparkle
Frilly and Funkie  stencils & texture
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  use pearls
A Creative Romance  #19 bingo: pink, lace, ribbon; flowers, twine, charm; pearls, glitter, bow.
Alphabet Challenge  B for buttons & bows
Crafts 4 Eternity  #165 texture
Crafty Catz Weekly  #220 anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Simply Create Too  #56 use your stash
Sister Act Challenge  #46 anything goes
Stampin 4 the Weekend   sparkle & shine
Totally Papercrafts  #208 make it shine
All Sorts Challenge  #248 spring (that fresh green is totally spring to me...)
Crazy 4 Challenges  #225 use some "orchid"
Mark's Finest Papers  #201  use some metal (the brads)
Totally Gorjuss  #225 birthdays
One Stitch at a Time  #201  anything goes
Cupcake Inspiration  #250  see image bleow



Thursday, February 27, 2014

MC Feb/14 - Side Easel - Let the Beauty - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCFeb14_SideEasel_LetTheBeauty_HB.html
So - liked the last side easel so much, decided to make another one... BIG GRIN. Also watched a video by Jennifer McGuire on watercolor painting and die cutting. I also don't normally make square cards which this structure usually is... So this time layered it with my normal 5"h x 7"w piece stuck to a 5 x 5 square card. I think my next one I'll construct with the bottom layer being 7"w as well...

This will probably go to a friend I don't see enough of, her BD is in March.

To see all the details and descriptions and more views etc, just click on card image and enjoy.

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Challenge  #234 birthday
Tuesday Throwdown  #184 anything goes
Lil Red Wagon  #226 spring
All Sorts Challenge  #247 (for a lady BD etc)
Fashionable Stamping  #67 Anything goes
One Stitch at a Time   #201 girlie
Cute Card Thursday  #310 Springtime
Cupcake Inspiration  #249 see below (birds)

Monday, February 24, 2014

DT Feb/14 - Paper Bow - A Smile That You Send Out

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/Yogi Here with a pretty paper bow I came across recently and an altered frame...

PS click on image to see all the details and descriptions on the Quietfire Creations Blog or click here to see it on my website. Enjoy.

I'm using Quietfire Design quote stamp















Friday, February 21, 2014

MC Feb/14 - Side Easel - Life is a Pure Flame - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCFeb14_SideEasel_LifeIsAPureFlame_HB.html

I finally got around to making a side easel card thanks to the nudge from one of my friends who made one for another friend. Great to have friends. BIG GRIN

This one will probably be for my uncle. I think it suits him.

Love the way it turned out and the colors I used. Some new buttons and finally using some of my yucky cardstock that really works well here. I dislike double sided cardstock... it usually has that yucky pattern on it, but since I got it from another friend, and I never throw anything away, I'm glad I finally used some of it.

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

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Design  #14 frame it
Reasonable Ribbon  #89 for a guy + ribbon/twine
Kaboodle Doodles  #211 buttons & twine
Lexis Creations  #110 monochrome
Papertake Weekly  Layering or dimension
Top Tip Tuesday  #121 stitching
Fab n Funky   #204 spots or stripes
Penny's Challenges  #165 lots of layers
Cute Card Thursday  #309 buttons & bows
Simply Create Too  #55 St Pat's or green
Sister Act Challenge  #45 anything goes
Quirky Crafts  #4 layer it up or 3D it

MC Feb/14 - Eliz - Thinking of You

I just got this fabulous head stamp from Indigo Blu ("Elizabeth Bennet") and had to use it. I decided to keep it very simple and just stamped the head on a side folded off white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h) then added some color using Prisma Colored pencils (green's for the BFly & bird, salmon for the flowers). A touch of Wink of Stell clear iridescent brush pen on the wings and bird's body.

Dir cut a couple ovals using Spellbinder's oval die sets. Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Versafine Black Onyx.

Added a couple corners - another new die set from Spellbinder's "Gold Corners set One, sponged some Distress "Crushed Olive" in the crevices.

Then used the olive pad against the edge of the card in a distressed fashion.

As a final touch, punched a hole and tied the hand charm (also from Quietfire Design) with a piece of green string.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Oh La La Creations  #150 Fashionista
City Crafters  #199 flowers & lace
Scrap Creations  use 2 of something (the corners)
Tuesday Throwdown  #183 something with wings
Crafty Creations  #257 KISS
Divas By Design  #122 use rubber stamps (no digis)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #82  use a charm
Crafty Catz Weekly  #218 cream, green + 1 color (salmon)
Crafty Cardmakers  #110  something with a bird or bird related
Craft Your Passion  #201 girlie
Moving Along with the Times  sketch (see below)