Friday, February 5, 2016

MC Feb/16 - ECD Love - Love You Forever



Suzanne Cannon from Quietfire Design released another couple of Silhouette cutting files and I just had to use one of them... No one to give this card too until next year sigh!! 

I'm also using one of the newest Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Love" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE). 

And then Tim's challenge was for stamping with your stencil among other techniques... I remember doing it in one of His classes but haven't done the technique since. I didn't do the texture paste through the stencil, I instead just sponged through the same stencil and embossed creating my texture. Love the way the background turned out...

This is a top folded card which as you know I very rarely do... I'm using a dark brown textured cardstock (7"w x 5"h - incl the die cuts).

On white cardstock I sponged some Distress pinks through the stencil (Tim's "Flourishing Layering Stencil"). Then inked the back with "Picked Raspberry" and some "Broken China", misted with water and stamped, aligning the stencil with the previous sponging. I then sponged "Gathered Twigs" more heavily through the stencil and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to my card front.

Die cut the word "Love from white cardstock, inked with Versamark and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Soft Fallen Snow" embossing powder. Adhered to card edge.

eCut the "you Forever" from white cardstock. Inked and embossed the "forever" as the word "Love". Inked the "you" with the raspberry and embossed with Tsukineko "Iridscent" embossing powder. Adhered both these words to the card edge.

The rose is a left over from a few days ago die cut using "Die-Namics "Hybrid Heirloom Rose" die and colored with Color Burst. I adhered to card front. Punched out a bunch of hearts (Carl "Sakura") from white cardstock smooshed with "Spun Sugar" and a touch of raspberry. Tooled them and adhered them under the rose. Added some red narrow ribbon & some white glittered cord.

Final touch, adhered some pink half pearls.


On the inside, stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "The Future Is Uncertain...") using my raspberry pad and embossing with white detail embossing powder, then inked it again with Versafine "Satin Red", restamped slightly off set and clear embossed.

Stamped the musical heart spray (Anita's) with the red and clear embossed.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Scribbles Designs Challenge  #37 have a heart
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge  #133 pink + ribbon
Craftin Desert Divas  heart
Love to Scrap Challenge  #71  a heart
MMM Challenge  #224 red, pink & white
Crafty Creations  #308 heart
Dar and Diana  pretty pink hearts
Penny's Challenges  #263 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  have a heart
Scrapy Land Challenge  #35 anything goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters  #48 use the word LOVE (2nd entry)
Emerald Creek challenge  use hearts in an un-Valentine way (as part of the flower...)
Dies R Us  #42 Love + a heart
Art Impressions  #177 Love
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #148 use a love sentiment
4 Crafty Chicks  #284 love
Cute Card Thursday  #411 in the pink
Sassy Studio Designs  #319 include hearts
Brown Sugar Challenge  #184 love
QKR Stampede  #77 Valentine's
Simply Create Too  #102 love


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

MC Feb/16 - ECD Happy - Fuchsia - The Hum Of Bees

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with a background I love making... glue resist... 

Using one of my newest stamp sets from Heartfelt Creations "Fuchsia Bouquet" and part of A Way With Words - die cut set "Happy Anniversary" from Elizabeth Craft Designs and also available HERE on Quietfire Design.

Also using a quote from the "Garden Delight" 8 pce set.

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Craft Your Passion  #297  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments  anything goes
Scrap Creations Challenge  use 2 of something (bees, 2 flower clusters, 2 layers)
TTCRD  #2 - 8 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #279 paper piecing (the bees)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #183 anything goes



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MC Feb/16 - Silhouette - The Best Kiss

I came across this kissing image stencil on Pinterest by (Bahia Stencil) and thought it would be perfect for the quote "The Best Kiss..." from Quietfire Design calligraphed by Suzanne Cannon. I LOVE the way it turned out. BIG GRIN

I cut the silhouette image from white cardstock and then lined the back with black cardstock, trimmed down and adhered to a red textured card (5"w x 7"h).

Stamped the quote using Versafine ("Habanero") all over and then here and there with Black Onyx, clear embossed.

Added the vertical red line using narrow red satin ribbon.

Voila, can't get easier than that...

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Valentine
Sassy Studio Designs  #318 monochromatic
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #348 Love/Valentine etc (2nd entry)
Fussy n Fancy  #156 monochromatic
Polka Doodle Challenge  #53 love/romance
My Time to Craft  #314 Love (2nd entry)
Pile It On Challenge  #100 black, white + 1 color
Die Cut Divas  monthly Feb  Love/marriage/anniversary
Artistic Inspirations  #149 valentine
Card Mania  #77 add some red
Crazy Challenge  #215  Love
Dream Valley Challenges  #124  Valentine's
Incy Wincy  1 - 14  Love is in the air
Melon Headz  Love
Oh La La Creations Challenge   #197 love
Stamps Fun Creativity  #271 love/Valentine
Facebook Cardmaker Mag  Love is in the Air
Fantastic Tuesday #122 sweetheart (if it needs to have hearts... those lips can act as my hearts BIG GRIN)
Cut It Up Challenge  #88 Love is in the Air
Pinspiration Challenges  see inspir image

Monday, February 1, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Heirloom Roses - ECD Happy Birthday - A Bit of Fragrance


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_HeirloomRoses_ECDHappyBirthday_ABitOfFragrance.htmlI'm using a few of my favorite dies... The Hybrid Heirloom Rose by Die-Namics is fabulous. I colored the petals after die cutting using Color Burst and Perfect Pearls mist. The Maidenhair Fern leaves are a new acquisition by Creative Expression that I love. And then there is the "Happy Birthday" of the edge of the card. Love that... OK so there's nothing I don't love about the card - BIG GRIN

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

The Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words die "Happy Birthday" can also be found HERE on Quietfire Design.

And I'm using one of the "Nature Quote Marks" 7pce set from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
Frilly and Funky  Shabby chic/vintage embossing
Little Red Wagon  #326 birthday
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #142  fabulous flowers
Cute Card Thursday  #410 for a girl
Little Miss Muffet  #130 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #123 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #348 Bling
Hiding In My Craft Room  #236 anything goes
MFP Stamp Shop  #299 anything goes
The House That Stamps Built  J2716 sketch


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_HeirloomRoses_ECDHappyBirthday_ABitOfFragrance.html

Sunday, January 31, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Quill - ECD Love - Blessed By The Christmas Sunshine


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDLove_BlessedByTheChristmasSunshine.html
So the Facebook Card Making Mag Challenge called for "Husking"... which is usually done with pins on a cork board type surface. Not my favorite way of quilling but what the heck... And then there were a few Xmas challenges, and then there was this and that... and this is what evolved.


I guess I'm starting with this year's Xmas cards earlier than usual. ROFL.

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

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDLove_BlessedByTheChristmasSunshine.htmlI'm using one of the newest A Way With Words "Love" designed by Suzanne Cannon from Quietfire Design and licensed to Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE. Love all the new words.

Also using a quote on the inside by Suzanne "Blessed by the Christmas Sunshine..."

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Monthly Jan  anything goes
Craft Your Passion  #296 anything goes
Facebook Card Making Mag Challenge  Husking
Tuesday Throwdown  #278 anything goes
TTCRD  #26 - 1 anything goes
Fantastic Tuesdays  #121 flowers
Crafty Setiments Challenge  anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenge  #289 Xmas
Sisterhood of Crafters  #48 use the word LOVE
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #348 Love
Jingle Belles Rock  Xmas Bling
Wags N Whiskers Challenge  #170 with Love
My Time To Craft  #314 Love
Scrapy Land Challenge  #34 Love is in the air
Inky Impressions Challenge  #282  borders
Crimbo Crackers  #99  Anything goes (Xmas)
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDLove_BlessedByTheChristmasSunshine.html

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Tag Koi - ECD Live


I've been in a little slump lately, just wanting to read my books... Every once in a while I would do a few minutes of something artsy and then go back to my book, so this tag evolved after several of those few minutes... It will probably land onto the front of a card one day...

I had eCut the fish (Designs By Ryn "Sea Creatures 2" set), seaweed and a couple other little things on watercolor paper a couple days ago. Inked the stamps using Distress mini pads, stamped and then with a wet paintbrush moved the color around. When dry, re-inked the stamp with the same colors and re-stamped. When dry, misted the Koi with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearls".

The tag (Sizzix Tim's "Bookplates & Tags") I had die cut out a few for something else... but one was laying on my desk, so used it instead of a card base. Direct to paper with "Tumbled Glass" all over, then streaked a bit with "Broken China", dried, applied some small globs of PVA glue and smeared. Dried, then again direct to paper with "Faded Jeans".


Adhered the Koi and seaweed elements to tag, using 3D foam tape on the bottom Koi to pop it up a bit.

Using one of the newest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "A Way With Words" "Live" (also available on Quietfire Design  HERE) twice from Soft Finish cardstock. Inked one of them with the tumbled glass and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder (love their embossing powder with all the different variations and shimmers in each...). Inked the 2nd word with "Blueprint Sketch". Adhered the 2 together slightly off set, then on to the tag.

Tied 3 different variegated blue Sari ribbons and tied them into bows.

Click on any tag image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #214  ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  critters
Aud Sentiments challenge  #147 anything goes
Moving Along with the Times  #12 embossing
Southern Girls Challenge  #127 anything goes
Simply Create Too  #101 something new ("Live" die)
My Time to Craft  #313 tag
Avenue 613  #160 anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  #320 pop something up
Designs By Ryn  monthly Jan something new (use Ryn's  stamps) (3rd entry)


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Bamboo Oriental - ECD Thanks - There is Always

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_BambooOriental_ECDThanks_ThereIsAlways.html
I came across an Oriental painting of Bamboo and it just hit me - BIG GRIN. I don't know who the artist is Sigh!! but you can see the pic HERE

I created my painting using Pan Pastels and rubber stamps on the smooth side of Soft Finish cardstock. The bamboo stocks were done with an altered glue stick spreader and a square edge Sofft sponge, double loaded with pastels and a manipulated/twisting action of the tool.

You can see all the details and descriptions etc, by clicking on any card image - enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_BambooOriental_ECDThanks_ThereIsAlways.html
INSIDE OF CARD


I'm using a couple dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs  the "Thank" from ("Thank You") & an "s" from ("Congrats"), designed by Suzanne Cannon (also available  HERE & HERE). PS I do have a one piece Thanks die, but I couldn't find it...


I'm also using a quote stamp on the inside by Quietfire Design "Give Thanks" 2pce set

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspiration  #148 thanks
Melon Headz Friends   cool colors - green, blue, purple
Fashionable Stamping  #107 thanks
We Love 2 Create  #29 mixed media - anything goes
ANYTHING GOES:
Craft Your Passion  #295
Love to Scrap  #70
Stamps Fun Creativity  #270
TTCRD  #19 - 26

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_BambooOriental_ECDThanks_ThereIsAlways.html

Monday, January 18, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Easel Alcohol Ink Splatter - ECD It's a Party & Celebrate - Enjoy Your Day HB

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca
It's my turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today with this easel alcohol ink splatter technique.

They say everything old is new again and that's for sure with this technique. You can see some straw art I made in 2009 HERE; a card I made in 2009, was published in Just Cards issue #16 released January 2010, Happy Birthday category HERE; and another card from 2009 published in Just Cards Special Issue Birthdays 2010 released March 2010 HERE

I'm using two of the newest 2016 dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "It's A Party" & "Celebrate" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE & HERE)

I'm also using a couple sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design  ("Twirl & Enjoy" 3pce set); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set) 

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca 
Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my web page.

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny's Challenges  #260  anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  #408 something fun
Emerald Creek  use something new (both dies) using Turquoise Shimmer embossing powder
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly Jan  use a die (2nd entry)
Little Miss Muffet  #129 anything goes
Wags n Whiskers  #169 anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas  shaped card

Sunday, January 17, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Brocade Window - Hope Is The Thing - God Grant Me


At the last quilling session the gals put out a challenge to use your older dies... just found out about it yesterday BIG GRIN, so created this card... I'm using a favorite from a long time ago - Cuttlebug "Brocade Window" emboss and cut die.

I scored and folded my dark blue card (5"w x 7"h).

Painted a piece of white glossy cardstock using a blue Acrylic paint and then streaking in Viva Inka Gold "Silver" paint, moving everything around with a wet brush, dried and die cut the Brocade Window. Trimmed it down and adhered to card front.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Hope Is The Thing...") using Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Filled in the bird area with a Quickie glue pen and micro fine glitter "Star Dust".

Adhered a filigree butterfly (Memory Box "Viviene") from my stash cut from Paper Roots silver embossed paper adhered to white cardstock for strength. Adhered to card and used a Viva "Bronze" pearl pen for the body and antennae.

On the inside, stamped the stitching border (Stampers Anonymous Tim's "Spring Sprung" set) using Versamark and embossing with Emeradl Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder. 

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "God Grant Me...") using Versamark and embossed with the white embossing powder.

Created eCut files for the feathers, eCut then inked the stamps (Local King Rubber "Feather Pleasure" 6pce set) with various colors of Distress pads, misted with water and stamped. Adhered to card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room  #234 Embossing
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Things with wings
Avenue 613  #159 Stylish/Elegant
Opus Gluei  #219 Sparkle & Shimmer
Alphabet Challenge  W for window (the cut/emboss folder is called Brocade Window...)
The Ssterhood of Crafters  #47 something old/new (the cut emboss folder is old and the feathers are new)
The Paper Shelter  #231 shades of blue
Scrap Creations  use something new (the feathers)
City Crafter  #294 butterfly (2nd entry)
Dies R Us  #41  stitching faux or real


Thursday, January 14, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Easel Quill - Art Deco Fan - ECD Celebrate - Let the Beauty

OK my web server is back on line and the instructions are on my website.
yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_EaselQuill_ArtDecoFan_ECDCelebrate_LetTheBeauty.htmlI came across an Art Deco Fan card which I thought had a really nice shape. You can see the card HERE.
I decided to case her card BIG GRIN and I wanted to use the other stencil shift background I  made a while back using acrylic paints and stencils and mentioned on one of my previous cards which you can see HERE.

I seem to be having problems with my web server so reading the instructions will have to wait till they are back online. Sigh!!

yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_EaselQuill_ArtDecoFan_ECDCelebrate_LetTheBeauty.htmlI love the way the card turned out. I've added a bunch of quilled elements and my favorite "Hybrid Heirloom" roses from DieNamics. Also using one of the NEWEST "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Celebrate" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE).

And a bunch of quote, sentiment and design element stamps from Quietfire Design. "Let the Beauty..."; "Twirl and Enjoy" 3pce set; "Butterfly/Dragonfly" 7 pce set;

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions (when my server is back on line...)

And it fits for these challenges:
Quirky Crafts  #1 use the word Celebrate (2nd entry)
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge  #132 new craft supply ("celebrate" die, pearl ribbon)
Craft Your Passion  #294 anything goes
City Crafter  #294 butterfly
Deep Ocean Challenge  #120 something new ("celebrate" die, pearl ribbon)
TTCRD   #12 - 19 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #276 add dimension
Scrappy Land Challenge  #33 anything goes
Simply Create Too  #100  party time
Sweet Stampin Challenge  flowers (2nd entry)
Avenue 613  #158 BD/anniversary or anything goes (2nd entry)
Crazy Challenge  #213  celebrate (2nd entry)
Sassy Studio Designs  #316  shabby chic
Classy Cards n Such  #119 bright and cheerful




yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_EaselQuill_ArtDecoFan_ECDCelebrate_LetTheBeauty.html

Monday, January 11, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Oriental Screen Card - ECD Birthday Wishes - Enjoy Your Day


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCDec15_OrientalScreenCard_ECDBirthdayWishes_EnjoyYourDay.htmlI love making screen cards, but must admit they are some of the most involved cards I make... But I really wanted to use some of my newest Chocolate Baroque stamps from the "Chinese Lanterns set... I'm also using some of my favorite stamps from Altenew "Peonies".

I'm also using a bunch of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Alphabet 1 - Caps", "Ginger Jar" and "Bambo Trellis" as well as 2 from A Way With Words series "Happy Birthday" 2pce set and "Best Wishes" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE and  HERE)

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCDec15_OrientalScreenCard_ECDBirthdayWishes_EnjoyYourDay.htmlAnd a sentiment quote I absolutely love "Twirl and Enjoy" 3 pce set from Quietfire Design

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

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Calander  Challenge  monthly Jan  something new
Cute Daisy May  monthly Jan  something new
Die Cut Divas  monthly Jan  something new
Penny Black At All Sorts  Monthly Jan  One for the girls
Sir Stamps A Lot Challnege  monthly Jan  use a die
Oh La La Creations  #195 girlie
Digi Stamps For Joy  #120 hand made embellies
Fab 'n Funky Challenge  #286 something new
Inky Impressions Challenge  #281 something new
Penny's Challenges  #259 more than 1 fold
Simon Says Stamping Challenge  something new
The Paper Shelter  #230 punches or dies
Scrappy Land Challenge  #33 anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs  #315 anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge  #126 one for the girls
Brown Sugar Challenge  #180 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #120 anything goes
Craft Stamper Challenge  use a stamp
Sweet Stampin Challenge  flowers
Quirky Crafts  #1 Celebrate
Avenue 613  #158 Bd or anniversary


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCDec15_OrientalScreenCard_ECDBirthdayWishes_EnjoyYourDay.html

Sunday, January 10, 2016

MC Jan/16 - CAS - Seahorse - Thanks

So a few challenges were asking for "blue" and then there was a CAS and one thing led to another again...

I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5"h. Created a stencil from some paper for my center rectangle and sponged Distress "Broken China" & "Faded Jeans". Stamped the water splash (Inkadinkado "Wellspring") using "Chipped Sapphire" and clear embossed.

Stamped the "Thanks" (Quietfire Design) using "Mermaid Lagoon" and clear embossed.

Dry embossed around the rectangle with Sizzix "Swirls" embossing folder.

Created an eCut file for the seahorse (Designs By Ryn "Sea Creatures 1" set), cut from Soft Finish 85# cardstock, stamped with the mermaid and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Turquoise Shimmer" embossing powder, colored with Pan Pastels. Adhered to card front.

Added various colors of blue rhinestones and then added a line around the rectangle using the mermaid  Distress Marker.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Artistic Inspiration  #147  winter blues or anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs  #327 white a splash of +1 color
Lil Red Wagon  #323 thank you
The House That Stamps Built  #J0616 colors: navy, light blue & white
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #146 thank you
 4 Crafty Chicks  #280 tropical
QKR Stampede  #173 CAS
Designs By Ryn  Monthly Jan use Ryn's stamps (2nd entry)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Stencil Shift Bkgr'd - ECD Friends - Hold a True Friend


I came across this background technique and decided to play a bit... From Paper Artsy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nujTk7tGzM&feature=share). I made a background with a mesh type stencil as well, but that's for another day... I love the effect.


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_StencilShiftBkgr'd_ECDFriends_HoldATrueFriend.htmlAnd then I was looking at my challenge list and started adding this and that BIG GRIN. For a change I didn't do anything on the inside this time. Maybe one day...

You can see all the details and descriptions as well as instructions/colors and more pics for the technique by clicking on any card image. Enjoy
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_StencilShiftBkgr'd_ECDFriends_HoldATrueFriend.html

I'm using one of the Elizabeth Craft Designs dies "Friends", also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote stamps from Quietfire Design "Hold a True Friend..."

And it fits for these challenges:
All Sorts Challenge  #345  ribbon and lace
Catch the Bug  Bingo: lace BD, bow; button, snowflake, blue; die, stitch, sentiment
Crazy 4 Challneges  #318  something about bubbles
Hiding in My Craft Room  #233  use your scraps (I raided my scrap cardstock bin & the bow)
My Time to Craft  #312 Friends
Moving Along with The Times  #11 spots and dots (2nd entry)
Color Throwdown    #374  Aqua, Orange, & lt grey
Power Poppy  monthly Jan Tall.skinny and technique
We Love to Create  #27 anything goes/mixed media (2nd entry)
Opus Gluei  #218  stretch yourself

Thursday, January 7, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Tim's Tags - ECD Live - Time Waits For No One

 Well I think I'm starting the year off well... and finally doing one of Tim's tag challenges. It's been a while...

It's so rare I work with black cardstock, so right off the bat he got my juices going.

I die cut the black tag (Sizzix Tim's "Tag & Bookplate").

Applied some aluminum duct tape to thin white cardstock, embossed with Sizzix "Pocket Watches" embossing folder. Painted all over with Distress acrylic daubers "Black Soot", then some "Walnut Stain"  and a bit more of the black, drying between layers, then sanding the high points. Adhered to tag.

Die cut the gears (Sizzix Tim's on the Edge "Gears") from black cardstock. Painted with the black and brown and added some "Copper". Adhered to edge of tag.

Stamped the watch with rose (Stamp It Australia "Rose Clock") using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock and clear embossed. Fussy cut around and colored with Prisma colored pencils, Adhered off the edge of the tag.


Die cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs word "Live" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE) from black and white cardstock. Swiped some "Picket Fence" over the black in a streaky fashion to mimic blackboard effect. Adhered it to the white die cut, off set, then on to the tag. Added the word "now" using a pointed nib and a mix of Copic White Opaque and H2º.

Swiped over the oval frame (part of the bookplate die) with the picket fence and wrote my words on the oval drop out "Time waits for no one" and doodled some dots. Adhered to tag and adhered the frame using 3D foam tape, adding two pewter colored screw brads.

Final touch added the black/silver Sari ribbon bow.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Tim's tags 2016  January technique remix
Moving Along with The Times  #11 spots and dots
Cute Card Thursday  #407  something new (the "Live" die)
Facebook Card Maker Magazine  color something metal
Craft Your Passion  #293 anything goes
Hiding In MY Craft Room  #232 black and white + 1 color
Avenue 613 Challenge  #157  anything goes optional CAS
Our Creative Corner  monthly Jan  inspir mood image (se pic below)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Alpha Bkgr'd - Letters Mingle Souls - A Word Lovingly Written


http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/I-Write-you-Letters-Design-Elements.htmlWhat do you do with all the negative die cut pieces??? I usually throw mine away or keep them as stencils because they're usually cut from white cardstock, but every once in a while there are some that speak to me and are too pretty to throw away... BIG GRIN This is the case with the alphabet negative die cuts (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Alphabet 1 - Caps" set). I've been cutting quite a few of them from some really beautiful color burst watercolor decorated papers with Schminke gold powder and Kosher coarse salt technique..

http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/I-Write-you-Letters-Design-Elements.htmlI'm also using a couple stamp quotes ("Letters Mingle Souls") & ("A Word Lovingly Written...") from Quietfire Design and an element stamp set for the inkwell ("I Write You Letters - Design Elements" 5pce set)

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions and more info on how to make the background.

And it fits for these challenges:
Sassy Studio Designs  #314 recycle/reuse
ANYTHING GOES:
Crafty Sentiments
Creative Card Crew  #103 (2nd entry)
TTCRD  #5 -11


http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/I-Write-you-Letters-Design-Elements.html

Monday, January 4, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Quilt Bkgr'd - ECD I Dream of You - Sleeping Under a Quilt - Love You

 http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I'm using a quilt stenciling technique I love doing... and some of my newest Kanban decorative paper I recently got, and a bunch of the newest Elizabeth Craft Designs dies... ("Calligraphic Elements 1" 3pce set) ("Dream") and the ("Thinking of You" 3pce set also available on Quietfire Design HERE). So if you want to see all the details and descriptions etc, just click on any card image. Enjoy or click HERE to go to my website.

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
I'm using a sentiment stamp ("Just For You" 4 pce set) on the inside as well as ("Sleeping Uner a Quilt...")

And it fits for these challenges:

All Sorts Challenge  #344 something new (the die cuts and the DP)
Catch The Bug  anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  use something new (the die cuts and the DP)
Fashionable Stamping  #106 make your own bkgr'd (3rd entry)
Love to Create  #27  anything goes mixed media
Sunday Stamps  #117  all about love
Stamps Fun Creativity  #269  sketch


http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

Friday, January 1, 2016

MC Jan/16 - Quill - ECD Faith - Hummingbirds - Keep Your Faith



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDFaith_Hummingbirds_KeepYourFaith.htmlFirst card of the new year... using my newest stencil "Flowing Branches" from Designs By Ryn that I received as a gift with purchase. Love it - thanks Ryn.

I'm also using Ryns newest stamp sets Hummingbirds 1 & 2 sets.

And since I probably need something old - I'm using my spray mists that I haven't used in eons... (Dylusions, Adirondack & I think some Glimmer Mist). I had gotten this largish not deep box from Amazon and it's perfect as a paint booth on my art table... ROFL

Love that quote on the front, it just puts a warm smile on my face. I used Elizabeth Craft Designs "Alphabet 1 - Caps" & "Alphabet 2 - Lower Case" to create it, stamping the rest of the quote with an alphabet stamp set from Just Rite. Added some of the smallest flowers from "Bunch of Flowers 2" die. And using one of the newest dies "Faith" - I thought it was perfect for this card...

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDFaith_Hummingbirds_KeepYourFaith.htmlThe quote stamp on the inside is one of Suzanne's - Quietfire Design - "Keep Your Faith..."

So if you want to see more details and descriptions etc, just click on any card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
QKR Stampede  #172 feathers & fur
Scribbles Design  #36 bingo: string, die, bling, fabric, no DP; glitter, pearls, DP, sentiment, red; brads, buttons, free,green,  washi; punch, yellow, twine, flowers, blue; brown, lace, ribbon, emboss, gems.
4 Crafty Chicks  #279 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday  #406 anything goes
Little Miss Muffet  #128 use your favorite stamp (love Ryn's & Quietfire Design stamps...)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #344 anything goes
Designs By Ryn  Monthly Jan use Ryn's stamps

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCJan16_Quill_ECDFaith_Hummingbirds_KeepYourFaith.html

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

MC Dec/15 - Angelina Flower - ECD Hello - Each of Us - HB


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCNov15_AngelinaFlower_ECDHello_EachOfUs_HB.html
And another card left by the wayside and finally uploaded... This one has a flower and die cut from Angelina fibers that were heated to make a paper like substrate to die cut for the word and to wrap around wire for the flower.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCNov15_AngelinaFlower_ECDHello_EachOfUs_HB.html

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

I'm using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die "Hello" (also available on Quietfire Design HERE)

And on the inside quote ("Each of Us...") and sentiment ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set) stamps by Quietifre Design

And it fits for these challenges:
The House That Stamps Built  #D3015 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  party
TTCRD   29 - 4 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  #119 anything goes (2nd entry)
Crazy Challenge  #213 celebrations

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2015/MCNov15_AngelinaFlower_ECDHello_EachOfUs_HB.html