Joy Fold Card - Revisiting old SU set "Garden Collage"

I was going through my older stamps the other day and came across this SU set from 2005 called Garden Collage. I always liked the images and decided to use the bird one on a card for a friend who recently had surgery. Inside, the verse from the same set reads "Gently thinking of you".

While I had planned to do a "joy fold", I wondered where to go from there. The challenge this week on Crafty Creations is a recipe for 3 patterned papers, 2 ribbons, and 1 charm. So I incorporated the recipe into the joy fold card. I used tone-on-tone turquoise printed paper as an alternate colour because there is a bit of the same shade in the floral paper on the right side. Although the pattern is faint to see in my pic, it is sorted of an allover stitched type. I also used three embossing folders -Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots", Crafts Too "Daisies" and "Flower Swirls" (I think that is the name - the folder case is missing! Ooops!)

As it turned out, there is another blog challenge for the "recipe 3,2,1", so I'm entering my card in that as well.

-The image is coloured with Derwent water colour pencils
-The three patterned papers were scraps I had on hand
-The two ribbons are by SU - one is wrapped around a layer; the other I gathered into a ribbon flower centered with a prima and pearl
-The charm is a silver heart (or one item)

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Crafty Creations #82 - Recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons or trim, 1 charm

Paper Take Weekly -Recipe Time, three of one thing, two of another, and one item.

Penny Black Betsy Bluebell

Peter went to the cottage today, but it is rather coolish and fall feeling in the air. I decided to stay home and stamp, and really enjoyed getting back into the blog challenges.

I recently purchased the new Penny Black clear set "Betsy Bluebell", product #30-053. It has four cute images and six verses, so I followed the sketch for the PB Saturday challenge this week.

-The image is coloured with Copics, and cut out with the Petite Classic Oval Nesties, second largest in the set, popped up with foam tape.
-I created a flower oval layer using my Cricut Expression and Design Studio - "Lacy Labels" cartridge. It is the "Beautiful" base icon, third row down, #5 across on the keypad, set at 4" wide by 5" long.
-Paper is double-sided Imaginesce, so I used the dotted side for the two contrasting bars at the bottom.
-Lacy Border is a Martha Stewart punch. Primas with pearl centres and two buttons completes the sketch. Stickles glitter on the butterfly wings.

Aug. 22/2010

Other Challenges

Let's Ink it up Challenge - Colour Yellow

Fun with Shapes and More Challenge #64

So Happy! Card published in Gallery

I received an email tonight that one of my cards has been published on-line in the Penny Black gallery at My card is third row down, on the right.

I created this card back in April for two challenges - one being a sketch, and the other to use Gable Green, Green Galore, and Dusty Durango which was really hard because I would tend to think of these colours as sort of Christmasy, not spring or summer.

Woo, hoo ....I'm so happy!

August. 18/10

"Haunting" - October 31st Cartridge

I know it's early for Hallowe'en, but I just recently purchased the October 31st cart, and wanted to play with it. There are lots of cool halloween images on this cart - check here:

October 31st cartridge

First of all I cut a small circle with my Nestie dies and placed it on white cardstock (4" x 5-1/4") in the upper left corner as a template for the moon. Holding down the circle with your left hand and being careful not to move it around, sponge the whole area of the white cardstock with Brilliance black ink,including over the circle; however leave a bit uninked at the bottom for the grass. Removing the circle leaves an uninked area to then sponge in Brilliance Yellow and Orange creating the moon. Using a Q-tip, I dabbed it in Brilliance Moonlight White ink and created whispy clouds scudding past the moon. I also sponged Brilliance Green on the bottom to create grass.

I cut a headstone, cat and wrought iron fence from the October 31st cart. I sponged silver ink on the fence to give it a metallic look, and black around the edges of the headstone to add dimension. The headstone is propped up with pop-dots.

The tab at the top is a SU punch on which I stamped "a haunting we will go" (Studio G stamp). I also punched two tiny holes and threaded black gingham ribbon to make a faux bow. The bat is from a cuttlebug die.

I added faux stitching around the edge and used a Tim Holtz distressor thingy to sand the edges giving a worn look.

Yellow layer is Bazzill, and the black layer is "Origins" graph design by Basic Grey.

Aug. 18/10

Halloween card:

Stampin' B's Challenge #71 - Make a Scene card