Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finally, the whole set!

Here is the last of the 8 card set... along with a pic showing all 8 cards:
Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection; Stamp set is Totally Chic; Cardstock is Black and White Daisy;  Ink is Black; Sparkles - all CTMH.
Paige's teacher loved them!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teacher cards #6 & #7

I LOVE this little owl stamp set, "You're a Hoot", and definitely wanted to use it in the teacher gift, so here's my version:
Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection;  all other supplies are CTMH: stamp sets are You're a Hoot & Twitterpated; Cardstock is Chocolate & White Daisy; Inks are Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Chocolate and Twilight;  Chocolate Waxy Flax

Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection; Stamp set is Let's Shop; Cardstock is Black and White Daisy; Ink is Black.  Inside sentiment: "When the going get's tough,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Two Challenges

This card incorporates both the Heart2Heart challenge for this week, as well as the Mojo Monday sketch...  H2H called for a patriotic card, so in honour of Canada's 133rd birthday this Thursday, this is what I came up with:

All supplies are CTMH: Stamp sets are Trans Canada (retired), Spot On Backgrounds and Happy Birthday (sentiment); patterned paper is from Canada Day; cardstock is Cocoa & Parchment; inks are Cranberry and Cocoa; Pewter brad.

More teacher cards

Two more teacher cards... I really am having a blast doing girly designs, and I haven't had a chance to use this stamp set much, so I'm glad to do so.  For the first one, I smudged a little hollyhock chalk over the stamped image to give it a bit of a halo effect.  The second is a simple design, but the paper is so pretty, that it didn't need much!  All of the cards in the set are 6 1/2" x 5":

Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection; All other supplies are CTMH: Stamp set is Be Yourself; Cardstock is Black and White Daisy; Inks are Baby Pink, Hollyhock & Black; Martha Stewart punch.

Prima Flowers; Martha Stewart punch; Patterned papers are Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection; Stamp set is Gracious Greetings, Brad and ribbon are Connection Club from CTMH.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Birds & Butterflies

Here are the next two cards for Paige's teacher... the first is using Butterfly Kiss which I've used so much more than I ever thought I would.  I love the 3D look to the large butterfly, which I simply cut out and mounted over the same image.  The little rhinestone circle was a Connections Club reward a few catalogues ago:
Patterned papers are Basic Grey - Urban Prairie collection;  All other supplies are CTMH: Stamp sets are Butterfly Kiss and Bird Basics; Cardstock is Crystal Blue, White Daisy; Inks are Hollyhock, Crystal Blue, Honey.

Patterned paper is Basic Grey - Urban Prairie collection; All other supplies are CTMH; Stamp set is Bird Basics; Cardstock is Sweet Leaf, Twilight; Inks are Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, Twilight; Ribbon is Connections Club, Martha Stewart punch.

Friday, June 25, 2010

One of a Kind

"One of a Kind" was one of my favourite stamp sets from the spring catalogue - it's the set that was featured in the cover layout.  You can tell that I like this Piggy Tales paper... I'll be sad when it's all gone!  I love stitching on cards, and like how the intentionally "messy" stitching worked out on this one:
Patterned paper is Piggy Tales; All other product is CTMH: stamp sets - One of a Kind, Argyle Background; cardstock - Crystal Blue, Chocolate; Ink - Crystal Blue, Chocolate, Bamboo; Buttons - Basic collection.

For the last couple of weeks, I've been working on a set of cards as a Teacher's gift.  My daughter requested that they be 'girly' - so it's been a blast coming up with a bunch of cards that are a bit prettier than my normal style.  I'll post them as I finish them, but here's the first:

Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection;  All other product is CTMH: stamp sets are Be Yourself, Cherish the Moment; Cardstock is Hollyhock, Blush, White Daisy; Inks are Black, Blush; Ribbon and brad are Juniper;  Martha Stewart punch.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My first Heart 2 Heart challenge!

I've been following the Heart2Heart blog since it began a few months ago, and am very excited to finally participate in their weekly challenge!  The challenges vary from week to week, but this Monday it was a colour challenge: you must use CTMH's Buttercup, Tulip & Black.  Definitely a challenge for me, but it made me think of our wonderful Treasures stamp set.  I originally planned to do a sunset style sponged background, but ended up liking the simple black on white stamping.  Here goes:

All supplies are CTMH: stamp set - Treasures, Argyle backgrounds; cardstock - buttercup, black, white daisy; ink - black, buttercup; tulip brads; cranberry waxy flax.

Knitted Pears!

I've been knitting since I was little... but have really pursued the craft over the last 6 or 8 years, taking classes and learning techniques.  Finally last year, I decided to combine my fashion design career with my knitting skills, and designed my first knitted item - a pear!  My sister-in-law has a pear collection, so I decided that a knitted one would be my contribution, and I knit this in the car one day, designing it as I went along.  I was so pleased with the result, that I knit a second, slightly larger version... and am inspired to continue creating other 'little' things.  The little one is about 3" tall, the larger one is about 4":
While we're on the knitting subject, I'm going to share a card I made to thank my knitting instructor (Karen at Serenity Knits in Newmarket, ON) who is quite amazing...  It is supposed to be a miniature sweater, and was knit up in just a few minutes.  I love using up my leftover sock yarns on little things like this:
All supplies are CTMH - cardstock is Ocean, Hydrangea and White Daisy, stamp set is Card Chatter, Thank You, ink is Bubble Gum.  Toothpick knitting needles are from the Dollar store!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Father's Day cards

A day or two after the fact... but thought I'd share them anyway! 
Supplies used: Dot and stripe papers are from Piggy Tales, all other supplies from CTMH: stamp sets are Star Struck, Just Like You; cardstock is Crystal Blue, Chocolate, White Daisy; Inks are Chocolate, Crystal Blue & Honey; Ribbon is from the Chocolate Ribbon rounds.  Here's an inside view:

And one more:

This one uses a retired CTMH set called Road Trip (love those little cars) and Say it in Style for the sentiment; cardstock is Topiary and White Daisy; Ink is Creme Brulee; Clear buttons - all are CTMH.  Patterned paper is KI Memories. 

Saturday, June 19, 2010


It's a warm and humid weekend here just north of Toronto... so I thought that I'd make my first post a few summery cards.  Friends of mine have a general store at a beach/campsite a few hours east on Lake Ontario, and asked me to make a selection of cards for them to sell, so here's what I came up with:

All products are CTMH: Stamp set - Beary Best; Paper pack - Sarsaparilla; Cardstock - Barn Red, Indian Corn Blue, Desert Sand, Black, Colonial white
All products are CTMH: Stamp sets - Relax, Beary Best; Paper pack - Rustic Trails; Cardstock - White Daisy, Black, Brown Bag, Colnial White.

All supplies are CTMH: Stamp sets are Daydream, Watermelon Picnic; Paper is old B&T!; Cardstock - White Daisy, Black; Images coloured with Copic Markers.

All supplies are CTMH: Stamp set is Do Nothing; Paper is old B&T, Precious Paisleys and Animal Cookies Creative Basics; Cardstock is Heavenly Blue, White Daisy, Holiday Red; Images are coloured with Copic Markers and Watercolour pencils.


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