Saturday, June 20, 2009

HH Challenge #35 - Lotsa Circles

This is my card for the High Hopes Challenge #35 - Lotsa Circles and I have added circles everywhere. I really love the DT cards and the entries I have seen for this challenge. Again I started making this card around 12:30 last night. Got most of it colored and cut up and just finished putting it all together. These images are so much fun to color. So, here are the ingredients for this card:
Stamps: HH - Oops Ellie & Sentiment
Paper: DP, SU in color blue, white & cream cs, yellow core'dinations
Ink: Black stazon, yoyo yellow, white & black gel pens
Accessories: Spellbinders dies & embossing folder, buttons, emb. floss, fiskars corner punch, copper brads, yellow stickles, prisma colors & oms
Techniques: Gamsol Magic
The main image was colored with prisma colors & oms. I added some yellow stickles to the ribbon around the trunk to give it a little sparkle. I ran the yellow core'dinations through the cb with a circle embossing folder. YoYo yellow was added to the edges of the circles for the elephant and the sentiment. So, here is the finished product and I must say that I had a great time making it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge #34

This is my card for the HH Sketch Challenge #34. I just love this HH stamp and it is one of my favorites. I love the layout that was chosen for the challenge and the DT cards are just fabulous as always. They give me so much inspiration.

To make this card I used the always popular prismacolor and oms to color my image. I bought the dp some time ago and it seemed to fit in as it has apple images on it which don't seem to appear in my picture. To make the larger apples in the corners I used a MS apple punch, glued a green apple with a red one. I then rubbed versa mark on the top of the apples, put Utee on top and then heat embossed. I did this several times to give it that look of glass. The leaves were punched with ms punches and a marvel punch. The main image was cut out with a spellbinder die and then brads added to finish it off. Here are all the ingredients:

Stamps: HH - Annie's Bushel
Paper: SU cranberry, white cs and various dp's, dk. med. & lt. green & gold cordinations'
Ink: Black stazon, versa mark, white & black gel pens & su glorious green stampin' write
Accessories: Brads, prismacolors, oms, spellbinder die, ms apple & leaf punches, marvel leaf punch.
Techniques: Gamsol Magic & Heat Embossing

Thanks for the fun challenge and I'm looking forward to the next one.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


This is my card for the High Hopes Challenge #33 - No Corners. This is the first time I have ever made a round card. Wasn't sure how I was going to do it, but, it was very easy to do. I just might make a few more. I have been doing the insides of my cards lately and did the same for this one. It's simple but just adds a little bit more to a home made card. I haven't invested in any copics yet but am getting closer. Until then I still like and will use my prismacolors & oms.
Stamps: HH Lion & Lamb
Paper: White cardstock & SU dp
Ink: Black stazon & more mustard
Accessories: Primas, small coper brads, nestabilities, prismacolors, oms & sizzlets alphabet
Technique: Gamsol Magic
I had lots of fun with this challenge as it was something that I hadn't done before and I will be looking forward to the next challenge.