Friday, September 19, 2014

Motorcycle Momma

Hi folks,

Just popping in to share the birthday card I made for dearly beloved's Mom.



Cute, huh?

I decided last year to give up my motorcycle. I had a cute little white Honda CBR 125 as my learner bike but just couldn't get over feeling uncomfortable in traffic. So, when I said I was getting rid of it, dearly beloved's Mom said she would be delighted to take it off my hands. I was happy to see my little baby go to someone who would enjoy the little ride. She's had her motorcycle license for years but had given up riding when dearly beloved's younger sister was born (30 years ago!).

So, I thought for her birthday this year I would make a card using this image coloured up to look like dearly beloved's Mom on the bike. I hope she likes it!


card details:


As always thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunshine Cards #3

Hi folks,

As I mentioned in my two previous post, I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. These are the third set of two cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.

Again, very clean and simple, in large part for easy mailing.







card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, white card stock base, DCWV Spring adhesive cardstock mat stack
  • patterned paper: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • sentiment: Verve "Thanks so much", stamped in CTMH Crystal Blue
  • adhesive gems and ribbon from my stash
  • Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals
  • layout: Splitcoaststampers Card Sketch #497 (For the second card. For the first, I kind of played around with the elements of the sketch and repositioned them.)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sunshine Cards #2

Hi folks,

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. This is the second set of cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.





card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, white card stock base, DCWV spring adhesive card stock mat stack
  • patterned papers: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • dies: Paper Smooches Wise dies "Thanks Word". Notice how I used both the positive and negative of the die cut? Waste not, want not!
  • embellishments: brads from my stash
  • layouts: Splitcoaststampers Sketch #498 (first card) and #503 (second card)
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunshine Cards for T.O.P.S.

Hi folks,

I've been asked to make a few cards for my T.O.P.S. group to send to friends, former and current members. The person in charge of sending out those greetings brought me a couple of mat stacks she had bought and two packages of card blanks so I could use them to make a few cards.

These are the first two cards I've made - for when the chapter would like to say Thanks.





I kept them pretty simple since they will most likely be mailed so I figured I shouldn't go overboard with thick embellishments. I must say though, I found it hard to make such big cards when I am used to making my standard 4.25 x 5.5 cards.


card details:

  • finished size: 5 x 7, ivory card blanks
  • patterned paper: DCWV Spring mat stack
  • stamps: CTMH D1306 Treasure Life, Verve "Thanks so much", stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa
  • ivory satin ribbon from my stash
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Always be your own kind of Wonderful

Hi folks,

Boy I've been a slack blogger of late! So much going on that I just keep forgetting to post the cards that I have been making. Anyways, I'm back today to share the third card I made when I was playing with my new Shinhan Touch Twin Markers from Close to My Heart.



And here's a close-up so you can see how the wings on the butterfly have been popped up.


Notice the shading on the wings? That was achieved with just two markers - Turquoise Blue and Peacock Green.

card details:


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dream Big

Hi folks,

Back today to share another of my recent creations that came about because I wanted to play with my new Shinhan Touch Twin Markers from Close To My Heart.



Tee hee. This card makes me smile. I think the combination of the tiny, wee elephant and the Dream Big sentiment is just ... well, perfect!!!

And here's another shot to show how I popped up the bits and pieces of the wee guy, for a little added dimension. Isn't he a cutie?




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 inches, white card stock base
  • patterned paper: CTMH Lollydoodle
  • stamps: CTMH Cuddly Salutations (B1458 - Hostess Rewards Set), D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful
  • sentiment stamped in CTMH Lagoon and Hollyhock ink
  • Elephant coloured with Shinhan Touch Twin WG4 Warm Grey Marker with a touch of RP198 Tender Pink
  • Embellishments: CTMH Flamingo Dots
challenges for this card:
As always, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hello Hello Hello

So did you sing that in a little sing-song voice? I can't help myself. I did.

I realized tonight that I have a few cards waiting in the wings that I have not yet shared here on the blog-arooni. So I'm here to remedy that over the next few days.

Up first is this little birdie card that I made so I could try out the new Shinhan Touch Twin markers from Close to My Heart.




card details:

  • finished size: 5x5 white card stock base, CTMH Pear card stock mats
  • patterned paper: CTMH Lollydoodle
  • stamps: CTMH B1458 Cuddly Salutations (one of the hostess rewards stamp sets in the new idea book). The sentiment is stamped in CTMH Slate ink and the birds are coloured with Shinhan Touch Twin markers (Tender Pink, Cherry Pink, Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green)
  • embellishments: CTMH Flamingo Dots
  • the birds are popped up on dimensional foam tape
challenges for this card:

As always, thanks for stopping by!