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10/17/10

We have a winner

and I would like to congratulate Christy S #73 for the winner of Penny Black's Thorny Affair.

I always like to give a card as well so I made this for Christy.





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I couldn't find the right sentiment to fit on the busy background so I used a fine tip Sharpie marker and wrote the word "congrats" on the body of the butterfly. Just a quick post today I am in the throws of dinner and a project. I hope your weekend has been lovely. Hugs, Kathy


SUPPLIES: click on the photo

10/14/10

Our Last Trio Challenge

Hello and welcome! I am so excited to share with you my new blog candy. Sorry I just had to post the candy first. I am so in love with all of these stamps from Penny Black. You will find all the details at the end of this post.


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Now down to business.... 
For our last Trio challenge we chose this awesome stamp  
from Penny Black called Christmas Star. I love flowers and I love this stamp. It's wonderful because you can use this for any occasion. On this card all I have to do is add a  sentiment when I need a card for a particular occasion.

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Christmas Star


Every card that Jennifer and Lucy design just blows me away. So let's see what they have done today. Just click on their names to be inspired. I am sad that this is the last of our stamp challenge. Thanks Jennifer and Lucy I had so much fun with you!!  And a big thanks to all of YOU !!

Click on the photos to see a better view of the supplies I used on this card. 

In case you missed this card below I just have to post it again because I love the versatility of this stamp. You can see all the Copic colors and distress ink on this post.

tis the season

tis the season


If you would like a chance to win this blog candy here is what you need to do:
Option 1.  Just include my giveaway in a blog post AND ADD the photo TO  YOUR blog sidebar linking it back to my blog....right here.  (All you have to do is right click to copy the photo.)

Once posted on your blog or in Flickr or Facebook about this giveaway just put your name on the Inlinkz list with your blog address  or email.       

OR Option 2:  You can omit option 1. and sign up to follow me if you don't already but,
YOU MUST PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LIST BELOW THIS POST :)

I love all of these stamps. Keep your eye out for more cards featuring them.
AS always I really appreciate you stopping by. Have a great day! Hugs,Kathy

Here is the blog candy card if you want to see it closer. I am in LOVE with this butterfly.

Blog candy card


10/13/10

a card for the Penny Black blog

Hello Friends, I hope that your week is off to a good start.  It's hard to believe that it's Wednesday already! This card was created for the  Penny Black blog  and it's being featured today.
Before I get started please stop by tomorrow, I think you will love my new blog candy and it will be the last "Trio Challenge" with Jennifer and Lucy.


Best Wishes....

Believe it or not, these buildings are from Penny Black's Christmas 2008 collection. I prefer to use this "cityscape" as an everyday stamp or for those men in our lives. These buildings are so easy to cut and layer for a nice and dimensional effect. 


Best Wishes....

 "Best Wishes" in your new home. I considered printing the "in your new home" part from my computer and decided that I would go for the more home spun look. I also like to show the main stamped image on the envelope or inside the card so they can see what the "before" looked like.


inside reads "in your new home"

Card details: Use the Tim Holtz die as seen below and cut the shape from scrap paper. At the same time cut an old vintage book page and glue on top of the cut scrap. Coat the paper with any bright color of Twinkling H2O's, set aside to dry. The background brown paper is from Basic Grey and I added some walnut distress ink and stitched around the card. Cut a 3" circle from white paper and distress with wild honey, and walnut on the edges to create the "harvest moon" . Stamp in wild honey the script background. Color the buildings and cut apart in sections. Apply glossy accents to the windows. (looks so dimensional in person! )It's super easy to make stars in the sky with white dots.

NOTE: If you use water color paper for your die base you won't get any warping like I did. 


If you are new to Penny Black they are hosting an exciting contest called  OCTOBERFEST  and the price is $100.00 in stamps of your choosing. Click here for are all of the details. Thanks for  stopping by I really appreciate it. If you have any questions just send me an email. Be back tomorrow. Hugs, Kathy


Supplies: (click on the photo for more details) 

10/12/10

Day Four of our Trio Challenge

Hello Friends, I hope you have been following the three of us.... Jennifer, Lucy and I and our stamp challenge of sorts. Lucy is brilliant with paper piecing, paper selection and design. Jennifer is a genius at anything especially when it comes to inking. My take on the "Trio Challenge" is coloring.


An all occasion card
This is a big flower and that's why I love digi's because it's so easy to alter the size of the image. This flower alone measures 5x5 and the card is 6x7. I printed the flower twice on white paper with the black outline instead of the purple that you see in the digi kit.




I used the dots on the digital image as a guide for my white dots. A puddle of Glossy Accents is in the center of the flower.



 
Today we are using a Hero Art's digital image and you can find it here. The buzz is there is a huge sale of Hero Arts stamps here.
Check out the ever so talented Lucy and Jennifer to see what they created with this digi stamp.

I hope you will stop back on Wednesday for our last card and I will have a big giveaway!!
Thank you as always for your sweet and encouraging comments. I'll be back :) Hugs,Kathy 

Copic Colors: (flower)BG000, BG01, BG05, BG16, BG13 and for the center YR13, E17 

10/10/10

Day three of our Trio Challenge

Hello Friends, Welcome to the third day of our "Trio Challenge" . The stamp that Lucy, Jennifer and I are showcasing today is from from Hero Arts and i think you will love it. I am just as excited as you are to see what Jennifer and Lucy has designed for us with this same stamp. Just click on their names to see how they will inspire us today.


Be Jolly


Be Jolly

The white dots gave this front panel that little extra something that I was looking for.


Be Jolly

I have always loved decorating with holly and enjoy the holly trees in our yard. So you can imagine that I love to color holly too. I used my copic markers on white paper for this card. I applied glossy accents to the berries. The goal was to keep this a clean and simple card but, I still needed something to draw your eye to the center . I used  a large oval nestie and cut right through the colored center panel. Then I used pop dots to elevate the cut panel. At this point it was clear that I needed to color more holly leaves to glue around the oval.

Copic colors: (Greens) G02, G05, G07 and YG95  (blues) B000, B02
Note: I use more of the blue in the corners to draw your eyes more to the center. I colored all the blue you see in the card. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments. This weekend is a special one because it's parents weekend at our sons college. We are enjoying spending some quality time with him! I hope you had a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy
Supplies:(click on an image for more information)
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