"Let it snow!" That's the challenge at Simon Says Challenge this week... again, this isn't what i want to say, but the challenge is called for it... and i made it... lol... yes, we already had our first snow, but it was a very light snow, very early in the morning, and dissappeared like sands... This HM image is just like here in western PA... still see the leaves & had a little bit of snow... I put Glitters in the center of all snowflakes but it doesn't show on this pic. much... and also on those dotted lines. The sentiment is from Mary Engelbreit ink. I've also drawn the veins of the leaves in copper color gel pen. That doesn't show much either. So, in person, this card looks much more shimmery! lol :-)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I made this card for my online HM friend, Mary Ann for her birthday. I layered 3 nesties, with the different papers. I used yellow glitter in the center of the flowers. I often end up making "purple" card! lol, just luv the color... :-) The name of the stamp is "One Mouse Band". This mouse is playing "happy birthday to you~~"
Friday, November 26, 2010
I finally found my fav. design of Hanukkah stamps! And this is my card. I also made a couple of gift tags because i'm participating in gift's exchange in 2 weeks, for this year's Hanukkah. All stamps are from Lawn Fawn, in a Clear stamp set. I used "text" embossing folder with the cuttlebug, for making the silver background paper. I heat embossed all images. I used yellow stickles for the flames. Since i'm not Jewish, and i dont' know much about anything, i made the card rather simple, so i don't offend anybody, doing something wrong...:-)
This week's Etsy Inspired Challenge is from the store of Queen of Tarts Cakes. Like somebody asked in the blog challenge, I also get inspired by so many products/pics the stores have, and this week, i decided to combine 2 products/pics as my inspiration and made a card :-) Two small pics are the ones I was inspired by.
I paper pieced the dolls' clothes. I made a "quilt block" and "sew" (actually paper pierced!! lol!) around it :-) I punched many 1/16" holes around the oval nesties, on scallop nesties. I think this card turned out fun, cute, and cozy looking :-)
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving!! I made this card for my House Mouse friend, Mary Ann. She sent this image to me! :-) So, i made a Shaker card with it, and mailed it back to her! :-) You can see those leaves are the ones which is in the shaker box. The leaves move. I also punched out those leaves on the other side of the inside of the card and have drawn the veins with the copper gel pen. I used cuttlebug embossing folder and have drawn some veins there too. The cornucopia is an old Darci's stamp. Hope you'll all have a great thanksgiving!!
I made this card for my new local friend, Linda. This is another old stamp from Inky Antics. I bought it, many years ago, but had never inked it before! I used glossy accent for apples & on the pilgrim's hat, where it is shinny. I used copper gel pen here and there, to give some accent, like on leaves, Stitches of the girls headband, etc. The image of the corns is Inkadinkado. I luv the leaf punch! I used shimmery cs & draw some veins, attached them with 3d glue dots, and the main image is also raised with 3d glue dots, like you can see it in the 2nd pic.
I luv this image! I made this Easel card to my best friend from College, Laura. I colored Tilda with watercolor pencils. Little glitter on laces of Tilda's clothe & copper gel pen for veins of leaves. The little cornocopia is an old stamp from Darci's. I used many pop up dots glue to give dimentions, all over the card :-)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This is the kind of Christmas trees the tropical islands have! lol :-) This christmas "palm" tree is from Guam's Original Stamp company. For this week's "sparkle" challenge, i used gems under the sentiment. I used yellow Stickles in the middle of Plumeria flowers; tropical flowers you can find all over on the tropical islands :-) I also used silver gel pens to the ornaments & wreath. I used red liquid pearls on berries on the wreath. I used simmery light blue card stock too, so in person, this card is even more Sparkling than on the pic! :-) I also luv all the blue colors i used for this card. To distress the main image & the sentiment, i used Tim Holtz' Faded Jeans & Broken china distress inks. I saw the great image,using these 2 colors, recently, from Kathy's blog (The Daily Marker), so i bought myself the Faded Jeans color inkpad. The little hard thing i did was to cut all little ornaments, to attach with 3d glue dots, cuz they are very small to handle. I also did that for the wreath. I'm also sending this to my NEW online friend, in Wisconsin, as RAK (swap), to surprise her, with this card (she doesn't know my blog address yet! ;-)) I don't think she's ever seen Christmas "Palm" tree before, on the christmas card! ;-) For this RAK, i'm supposed to attach the holiday recipe. I stamped on the corner of the recipe card with CTMH stamp, as you can see it on the 3rd pic.... Now you can see how much i miss my beautiful Tropical islands life...
This image is really big, bigger than my halloween easel card i made, with HM halloween image. I had to make the card with 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" base cs instead of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". But I luv this HM design! And if you look closer, the middle brown mouse is giving a hand (for some reason, i can't figure out what), to the next grey little mouse, and I thought this would be perfect for this week's challenge; "You gotta have friends"! :-) I distressed the grass cut outs, to look a bit more fall-like (Fiskar's border punch). I placed 3 layers of grass cut outs. I used Glossy accents for rain drops. I used broze color gel pen for leave's veins. I luv my MICE friends :-)
Monday, November 15, 2010
I made this "Gate fold card with a twist" (from stampTV), using my fav. House mouse for my online friend, Yara's birthday. You can see how it opens, in the second pic. I used the glitters on mice's birthday hats & candle flames to look Festive :-) I mixed the clear heat EP with glitter, for the sentiment, to heat emboss. The background paper is from my fav. stack of DCWV, "Sweets". I used the same paper inside of the card. I really like this stamp image :-) Another house mouse rak isn't actually a card but made a little bag to hold the Marshmallow lovers' hot chocolate mix, to send it to my another online friend, Mary anne. She remembered that i really like Marshmallows, and when this Stamp of the month (marshmallow design) came out, she just sent the image to me. How sweet of her! So, i decided to make a bag, with the colored image, sent it back to her, saying "thanks", with the hot chocolate mix in it! :-) I'm uploading these cuz i just read that they received these safely :-)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
This week's Etsy inspired challenge is from the Putu Princess Escapes. I hardly make any asian type card but when i found this Posh Impressions' Japanese Stamp set, i had to buy cuz luved Dee's authentic Japanese designs! I was impressed with these designs, and i even e-mailed her husband (who is the CEO at Posh Impressions) through Club posh, and he e-mailed me back, saying that Dee stayed in Japan as an exchange student in her high school years! No wonder! Anyways, i particularly luv this stamp! The small pic. is the one i got inspired from. The carps & flowers are heat embossed. I scattered tiny pearls on the flowers & fern. I used water drop STICKERS all over too. I used glitter here & there, on the Wave design paper. The main image & flowers are attached with 3D glue dots to give a bit of dimention. I also distressed the edges of the main image & background cs, colored with the distress inks.
ok, another Difficult one for me..."LET IT SNOW" challenge...but i found a very old Penny Black stamp in my collection - snowmen! :-) It is a long stamp, and i barely fit it in the regular size CS. I sometimes use partially if the stamp is long or big but this one, it was rather impossible to trim the stamped image cuz all snowmen's hands were stretched out to the next snowman! lol! I colored the snowmen with Le Plume markers, added fun flocks & glitter here and there. I used cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, petit oval nesties (added with 3D dots for the sentiment), and i WROTE "let it snow", using sakura quick glue pen, poured glitters on the letterings. ...still Denying this sentiment...lol...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
that's the challenge this week, and again, i finally finished it...it's due tonight... I made this card, BUT i really don't like making a card, thinking? SNOW... I can make BEACH/summer cards all year around but NOT the one with the snow... i can do christmas cards, in SUMMER/warmer weather, NOT with the snow... My first warm christmas was back in college time, in Key West, FL. Then Sydney, Australia, and Guam & Hawaii. I have many years of Christmas withOUT snow! lol! anyways, i need to make a card with white so, i thought of SNOW or wedding, and i chose snow... This House mouse image actually has christmas lights over the igloo but i didn't ink those parts, cuz my card had to be all WHITE (or as white as it can be!). So, i HAD to hide the parts i didn't ink, on the igloo with the snowflake punches, with 3D glue dots :-) I used 2 cuttlebug folders. I painted parts of the raised snowflake images with perfect pearls, mixed with water. I also used glitter glue. The light is coming out from the inside of igloo cuz the mice has a little gas heater inside of the igloo, to keep themselves a bit warm! ;-) I wish i could've taken this pic. while sun was still out by the window, but no time. It gets dark outside early these days... so i had to take a pic. with the flash with the regular room light... I also tried to find other sentiiments to go with this image, other than "let it snow" which i really didn't want to use (or say) but surprisingly, there are not many short sayings with snow images...If you can think of other great "short" sentiments, which can go with the snow image, please let me know! :-)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I luv this stamp cuz i can use as ONE image, like this, or i can use the individual cat, like i did (actually two together out of these 3 cats) in a previous post. I used white rick rak on the red CS and under/bottom of the Red CS. Again, i used my fav. Souffle white pen to draw the parenthesis on the both side of the sentiment. I used the gold gel pen to draw the vein on the red part of the poinsettia & green metalic gel pen on the green part, to give a bit of life! :-)
Again, time flew, and i finally finished this card! hyuuu... I think this is a cute sketch! I used glitters on the berries, the edge of the nesties, snowflakes & snow on the ground. I used my fav. Sakura Souffle white pen for those snow/dots on the mug cup and snow on the birdhouses. I used Glossy accent on the candy cane to give more shiney look like real one :-) I luv this stamp. It's Debbie Mumm's design, from Stampington Company. I still luv Debbie Mumm's designs and buy her fabrics (i sew :-)) and other things but i dont' think nobody makes her RED rubber stamps anymore. This stamp is dated, "1998" (and i probably got it, in early 2000s) but hardly ever used it before, so it still looks like new :-) She & Joann (the craft store) make Clear Stamps sometimes though. Her design is a classic Country, and i luv it! :-) In person, the color of this card is a bit more darker blue.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I "met" "Maxwell" in a teacup ("Feeling Rosy" rubber stamp) 10 years ago, in a stamp store in Guam. Now they will be on the FABRIC in mid Feb. 2011, and since i sew too, i'm very excited!! :-) You can see the designs here; http://www.house-mouse.com/php/House-MouseDesignsFabric.php They are soooo cuuute!! :-)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
"Punch Em'!" so i used Christmas Tree punch. I decorated the trees with Red & Gold Liquid pearls :-) I used white flock on the top (pompon) of the santa's hat & the rim. I decorated the rim of the main images with the red glitter. I luv this christmas background paper. It's a bit shimmery, not too much, but also very colorful :-)