Friday, September 19, 2014

DT Sept/14 - eCut Sunflower - You Are My Sunshine

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/09/ecut-sunflower-you-are-my-sunshine.html
Yogi here for the Quietfire Creations blog today. After the amount of snow we had last week and chilly weather, I was ready to make something summery and warm... this newest Sunflower eCut and the latest quote stamp set from Suzanne were just right. BIG GRIN

I'm also using a eCut step card design by Suzanne. All the eCuts are available on the Silhouette Online Store. Click on card image to get all the details, descriptions and links. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #231  bring me some sunshine
Sqigglefly  #3714 embossing or glitter
Stamps Fun Creativity  #216  Butterflies
The Pink Elephant  #267 embossing
Scrap Creations  Favorite embellie  (btterflies)
Tuesday Throwdown  #213 bows & BFlies
Alphabet Challenge  P for pretty petals
Hobby Book Designer Challenge  embossing
Penny's Challenge  #195  embossing
The Paper Shelter  #174 ribbon, twine or floss
Sisteract Challenge   #75  anything goes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BVCG - Alphabet Samplers - Graffiti & Blackletter

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_AlphabetSamplers.htmlIt's our Guild's meeting tonight and over the summer we were asked to work on alphabet samplers... I only got around to doing 2 of them - Sigh!! and one of them I should have done over...

I love graffiti style lettering and these Bubble letters are easy and fun to do.  The Blackletter still needs a lot of practice.

Click on either exemplar to see more details and descriptions. etc. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_AlphabetSamplers.html


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Felt Rose - Thankful For Friends


I needed a thank you card for a friend... she went way and above... So I'm using the newest stamps from Quietfire Design (Being Thankful) 6 pce set, that is absoluetly perfect.

Side folded the white card (5.5"w x 4.25"h). Masked of the rectangle in the center with post it notes. Sponged the area with a dirty pink sponge lightly. Used Tim's layering stencil "Doily" and sponged some greens, then added more intensity with Distress "Crushed Olive". Removed stencil and masking.

Stamped the words using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

The felt for the rose was colored with Distress "Picked Raspberry" on salmon colored felt, misted with water, sprayed with some Perfect Pearls, then dried and die cut with Marianne Designs LR0162 larger die using my Cuttlebug. Loosely formed and glued together with a hot glue gun.

Adhered some end pieces of Sari ribbon, then the rose.

As a final touch added a flourish spray of pink pearls.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspirations  #106  bling
Love to Scrap  #38 anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania  Die cuts
TTCRD  #16 - 22  anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #193 favorite color combo (pink/green)
Crafty Catz Weekly  #246 CAS
SisterAct Card Challenge  #74 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #46 anything goes
Wags n Whiskers  #137 girlie
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes


Thursday, September 11, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Stained Glass Window - Christmas

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_StainedGlassWindow_Christmas.html

I came across a classic leaded window design and decided to make one of my own... I designed the window in my photo editing program and then eCut with my Cameo. I'll probably make a few of these, I like the design...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_StainedGlassWindow_Christmas.html
I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #230 lots of circles
SquiggleFly  #3614 stripes
Crafty Sentiments  spots & stripes
Digi Stamps for Joy  #100 celebrations (Xmas is the biggest one for me...)
Divas By Design  #151 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  create your own bkgr'd
Little Miss Muffet  #94 anything goes
Red Rubber Designs  #137 just text me
Southern Girls Challenge  #97 winter blues
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #276 Christmas


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill - Holly & Ivy


One of the challenges called for no rubber or digi stamps... that's not easy for me to do, since I almost always use a Quietfire Design quote or sentiment stamp... So instead I used one of Suzanne's newest eCut designs available on the Silhouette OnLine store "Holly&Ivy"

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h) and embossed with Sizzix (Tim's "Holly Branch") embossing folder. I did cut the folder apart and taped it together on the opposite end so I could position the embossing more to the top of my card... Hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Shabby Shutters", then with "Pine Needles". Sponged around the rest of the card front with a dirty green sponge.

side view
Adhered my quilled elements. Those holly leaves are made with a double length of lime green paper (ugh!!) so I colored on one side using a Distress marker "Pine Needles". The berries are tight red coils which I dabbed with some glue and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter "Regal Red". Also added the same glitter on the embossed berries.

Adhered a narrow green ribbon on the left side with Sookwang tape.

eCut the words from white cardstock and then while still on the mat direct to paper with ""Fired Brick", then the Shabby shutters, then some pine needles. Removed from mat and applied Versamark on the words and clear embossed. Adhered to card front.

Click on either card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamvalley Challenge  #90 no stamping or digi
Craftin Desert Divas  #40 anything goes
Crazy Challenge  #179 use 3 of something (3 holly berries; 3 techniques - dry emboss, quill, eCutting)
Lexis Creations  #124 sparkle (the glitter) & shine (clear embossing)
Paperwings Productions  ribbon or twine
Loves Rubber Stamps  #120 glitter or sparkle
PaperTake Weekly  repeat (the holly)
TTCRD  #9 - 15  anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #173 embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters  #17 single layer card


Monday, September 8, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Holly Bkgrd - Christmas Is The Day

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_HollyBkgrd_ChristmasIsTheDay.html
card open on black background to show design details.
I was in a mood to create an openwork background and decided to do a Holly Leaf one.

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

There is a ZIP file for the "Holly Background" on my website (jpg, Scut and Studio file).On Sept 10/14 I added an SVG file to the Zip file. It will need to be resized and positioned on the mat.

I'm using an Xmas quote from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
City Crafter Challenge  #227 vellum
Card Makin Mamas  #88 use 3 metal items (gold embossing, gold brads, gold metallic in threads ribbon)
Christmas Stampin  #26 use only 1 stamp
Crafts for Eternity  #192 Digi (the background is a digital design I created)
Jinglebelles Rock  use gold
One Stitch at a Time  #119 use a die (the candle & oval)
Pan Pastels UK  #22 frame it

Saturday, September 6, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill Flower - Give Thanks

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_QuillFlower_GiveThanks.html
I got the newest calligraphy stamps from Quietfire Design - they're gorgeous as usual. And for a  limited time they are 20% off. So had to use one of them...
Give Thanks set.

I also saw a die with matching embossing folder (Tim's Layered Leaf) and said to myself... I can make one of these... so made it in three sizes and embossed it using my Cuttlebug....

And I was in a mood to make one of these Chrysanthemum type flowers...

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

And it fits for these challenges:

Simply Create Too  #69 something new (Tech or purchase) - the die cut/embossed leaves, this style of quilled flower
Brown Sugar Challenge  #110 lace
Fab n Funky Challenges  #227 tic tac toe: lace, buttons, flowers; stitching, doily, ribbon; charm, die cut, pearls
Delightful Sketches  not square
MIM Challenge  #160  Indian Summer
Melon Headz Friends  2 or more dies
Cute Daisy May  leaves
Reasonable Ribbon  #102 autumn colors + ribbon
Die Cut Divas  do something new: the die cut/embossed leaves, this style of quilled flower
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Catch The Bug   embossing
Hiding In My Craftroom  #164 Fall
Sweet Stampin Challenge  the great outdoors
Totally Gorjuss  #252 bling
Cuttlebug Mania  embossing
Bearly Mine Challenge  Monthly Sept Autumnal color change (see below)

Color Throwdown  #308 (see below) (the melon color is in the leaves)

Friday, September 5, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Snowflake Frame - 3 Xmas cards

It's my turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I thought I'd play with the eCut Snowflake Frame and  Heart Snowflake available on the Silhouette online store. Love these eCuts... I used the Snowflake Frame in various sizes.

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/09/snowflake-frame-3-xmas-cards.html
Take Time to Delight:
I'm using a quote stamp from Suzanne "Take Time to Delight".



http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/09/snowflake-frame-3-xmas-cards.html
Tri-Fold - Snowflakes Are Kisses card:
And another card using the snowflake frame and heart snowflake from Quietfire Design available on the Silhouette onLine store, and the quote stamp from Suzanne "Snowflakes Are Kisses".







Booklet - Christmas Waves a Magic Wand:
And the last card using as well as the Noel eCut file and the quote and design element stamps from Suzanne "Christamas Waves..." and "Merry Christmas Snowflakes"

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/09/snowflake-frame-3-xmas-cards.html


Click HERE to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy.
or to see these cards on my website
Card 1, Card 2, Card 3.

And they fit for these challenges:
Crafting Cafe  Monthly Sept shades of one color
Oh La La Creations  #164 CAS
Facebook Challenge  Quick card
Penny's Challenges  #193 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #73 anything goes

Crafty Creations Challenge  #217 sketch (see below)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill Flower - HB

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_QuillFlower_HB.html
Another quilled flower using the jumbo quill comb I designed. You can see all the details and descriptions etc by clicking on card image. Enjoy

I'm using the birthday sentiment from the "Let Them Eat Cake" set by Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Suzy Pants Smarty  #43 anything goes
Totally Gorjuss  #251 pearls
Fashionable Stamping  #80 BD for someone special (all my cards are for someone special...)
A Creative Romance  #31 use Kraft (the 1st layer)
TTCRD  #2 - 8 anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps  #119 anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #51 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Stamps Fun Creativity  #214 use 3 layers of paper
Gloria Design Challenge  #15 pretty flower
Artistic Inspiration  #104 anything goes

Monday, September 1, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill Pine Branch - Xmas Cards

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QuillPineBranch_XmasCards.html

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QuillPineBranch_XmasCards.html

I was in a mood to do some quilling using my comb quill tools I designed (jumbo and regular). Pine Branches, and of course they became Xmas cards BIG GRIN. 3 more for my stash.

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

I'm using a bunch of quotes/sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design




http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QuillPineBranch_XmasCards.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut Christams Challenge  monthly Sept anything Xmas
Pennys Challenges  #192 Xmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #114 any sentiment except BD
Polka Doodle  #35 Xmas
All Sorts Challenge  #274 Xmas
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Embossing
Christmas Stampin  #25 anything Xmas

Anything Goes:
Crafting Desert Divas  #39
Brown Sugar Challenge  #109
SisterAct Card Challenge  #72
Little Scrap Pieces 
Hiding In My Craft Room  #163



Thursday, August 28, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Queen Anne Lace - Queen of Things Beautiful - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QueenAnneLace_QueenOfThingsBeautifulHB.html I LOVE the newest eCut flowers from Suzanne available on the Silhouette OnLine store. The one for this card is available HERE

I made this one girlie... adding lace and pearls etc. Love the inside too. BIG GRIN.

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

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QueenAnneLace_QueenOfThingsBeautifulHB.htmlI'm also using various sentiment sets and part of a quote set from Quietfire Design on the inside.

And it fits for these challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks  #209 something old (the Posh art Stamp, white lace & stitching stamp); something new (the eCut flower & word)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #101 Birthday
Cute Card Thursday  #336 anything goes
Moving Along with the Times  stitching real or faux
Cute Daisy May  girlie
Crafty Creations Challenge  #270 use something old (the Posh art Stamp, white lace & stitching stamp)
Divas By Design  #149  birthday
Frilly & Funky  Vintage/Shabby Chic Summer garden
The House that Stamps Built  #827 Birthday

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MC Aug/14 - ConeFlower - With Sympathy


One of my friend's father past away this weekend so I thought I'd make a card for her using the newest eCut designs from Quietfire Design available on the Silhouette OnLine store HERE.

Love coneflowers... OK I love most flowers BIG GRIN...

I side folded my dark green textured cardstock (6"w x 5"h). Rounded the corners with a jumbo corner rounder.

Stamped Stampin Up "Hello, Doily" using Versamark and embossed with Pearlescent embossing powder.

eCut the coneflower and the calligraphed word from white cardstock. Sponged some brown on the head area of the flower, then applied a bunch of glue and adhered Flower Soft in "Earth" & "Autumn". Sponged some Distress "Mustard Seed" all over the petals and then hit it here and there with a dirty red sponge. Used a brown colored pencil to add definition to the petals.  Sponged green on the stem. Adhered the flower head.

Sponged the word with the yellow and the red, then adhered it to a white shadow layer. Adhered the eCut elements.


On the inside Stamped the sympathy sentiment (Quietfire Design) with the Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Stamped the coneflowers (Flourishes "Gratitude") with Versafine Black Onyx and colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Squigglefly  #3414 round every corner
Fantastic Tuesdays  anything goes
TTCRD  #26 - 1 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #210 anything goes
Inky Impressions  #174 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge   anything goes

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Cosmos - A Friend - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Cosmos_AFriend_HB.html

Love Cosmos...

Quote and sentiment stamps on the inside by Quietfire Design


Click on image to see all the details and descriptions

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_Cosmos_AFriend_HB.html












And it fits for these challenges:
Sunday Stamps  #83 pink, white, olive, blue
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Dreamvalley Challenges  #89 Flowers

Friday, August 22, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill Distress Bkgr'd - Celebrate HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QuillDistressBkgr%27d_CelebrateHB.htmlI was playing around with one of the background techniques from Tim's challenges (April) using Distress acrylic paints - love this technique. Then I combined it with a bunch of quilled elements, some made at my last quilling session, some made at the previous session...

I combined it with a eCut "Celebrate" from Quietfire Design which can be found on the Silhouette online store. And on the inside the Happy Birthday stamped sentiment from the Happy Family's set.

Click on either card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCAug14_QuillDistressBkgr%27d_CelebrateHB.html








And it fits for these challenges:
Love to Scrap Challenge   #36 anything goes
Fantastic Tuesday  #49 anything goes
Divas By Design  #148 use pearls
Inky Impressions  #173 anything goes
The Paper Shelter  #170 lace
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #100 Celebrate + ribbon
SisterAct Card Challenge  #71 anything goes
Suzy Pants Smarty  #42 anything goes

DT Aug/14 - Ornate Frame - I Will Honour Christmas

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a Christmas card. Even though it seems to have a large bow, it press down pretty flat so postage shouldn't be a problem...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy or clicking HERE to go to my website.

I'm using Quietfire Design calligraphy quote & sentiment stamps. PS: Christmas and Holiday stamps on the Quietfire site are on special for a limited time.
quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
inside

And it fits for these challenges:
Polka Doodle Challenge #34 Xmas
Sassy Studio Designs  #243 Create your own DP
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  Monthly Aug Xmas
Art Impressions Stamps  #142 sentiments only
Christmas Cards All Year Long  Monthly Aug Xmas - sparkle & shine
Cute Daisy May  no square cards
Squigglefly  #3314  Red, brown, yellow & orange
Deep Ocean Challenge  #84 Xmas
Papertake Weekly  use a die
TTCRD  #19 - 26 anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge  Q for quick and Easy
Hiding in My Craft Room  Xmas#6 ribbon

Sweet Stampin challenge  Xmas

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Poppy Sing - HB

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

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

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

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Reasonable Ribbons  #101 pets + ribbon
Card mania Challenge  #53 birthday
Lil Red Wagon  #250 birthday
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  summer
Sisterhood of Crafters  #15 favorite color (reds/greens)
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #113 favorite season  (Summer)
Milk Coffee Challenge  stripes
Southern Girls Challenge  #96 lots of texture
Brown Sugar Challenge  #107 anything goes
SisterAct Card Challenge  #70 anything goes
Totally Gorjuss  #247  Special Celebration

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Corrosive Challenges  #206 things with letter "B (Blooms, Blue, Bling, Bouquet)
Craft Your Passion  #226 add some yellow
Cute Daisy May  use scissors to cut something out
Love to Scrap  #35 use circles (all the little tight coils...)
Squigglefly Challenge  #3214 add a charm
Creative Card Crew  #68 embossing (the leaf flourishes cardstock was embossed prior die cutting)
Scrap Creations  animal
Divas By Design  #147  charms
Inky Impressions  #172 animal friends
The Paper Shelter  #169 punches & dies
Fussy n Fancy  #120  Bingo: pearls, stitching, message; swirls, lavender, strass; flowers, lace, frantage (I have no idea what "Strass" or "Frantage" means???)
Moving Along with the Times  vintage
Anything Goes:
Crafty Sentiments
Fantastic Tuesday  #48
Pinspirational Challenges  #120
TTCRD  #12 - 18
Penny's Challenges  #190
Lil Miss Muffet  #92


Sunday, August 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, August 9, 2014

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

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

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


Jumbo Comb Tutorial

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DTR Aug/14 - Distress & Glue - Just Because

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

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

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

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps.

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

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

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

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

Sunday, August 3, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Mixed Media - In Creating HB

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

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

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

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

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

Brown Sugar Challenge   #105 color scheme (see below)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

MC Aug/14 - Quill Daisies - With Sympathy


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

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

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

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

Adhered my quilled elements.

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

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy

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