Sunday, May 29, 2011

HMF #96 Challenge - Green & Yellow Football

This is my card for the HMF #96 Challenge. These little guys aren't playing football but they are playing a game. Its called 'Shoot the Pimento'. This will be a birthday card for my niece who has loved olives since birth I think. She might even like to play this game invented by these 2 little mice. Her birthday isn't until December so I'm a bit early making it. Her sisters have their BD's in July and I haven't even started their cards yet. Those might be another challenge on HM...

I colored the main image with copic markers. I love using these markers and have slowly collected quite a collection of them. The sentiment was stamped with black ink and then I used clear ep to heat emboss. A Happy BD embossing folder was used for the bg which I took a sanding block to. A few flowers & brads were added to finish it off.

Here are the ingredients for this card:

Stamp: HM What a Pit & SU Birthday Wishes
Ink: Black Memento
Paper: Green & Yellow Cordinations textured cs, SU barely banana, crumb cake and choc. chip
Accessories: Spellbinders dies, MS punch, Happy BD ef, sanding block, green & yellow Prima's, fancy brads & copic markers.
Techniques: Dry & heat embossing and alcohol markers.

I did stay up late last night finishing this card. I guess I just enjoy the quiet of the evening to do my cards. I never seem to have time during the week nights or days to make my cards, so, I look forward to Saturday nights to do my thing. I love coloring the HM stamps and creating cards for all occassions with them. I look forward to making many more.

I really enjoy reading peoples comments on my cards which are posted here and on Splitcoast. So thank you all for taking the time to look at my cards and I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cherry Lovin' Mice

We are celebrating the Queen's Birthday here in Canada and I am really enjoying a day off from the office. What better way to spend the day than making cards. With summer just around the corner (I think lol) cherries seem like a fitting subject. It was a really long winter here in Alberta and I thought Spring would never arrive. I love cherries just as much as these 3 little guys and will be looking forward to cherry season.

I left the inside of my card blank so it can be used for several different occasions. All images were stamped on Manga Artist Paper with black Memento ink and then colored in with copic markers. The dp I used is from a K & Company paper pack and the cs is chocolate chip from Stampin Up. The stitching around the edges was done by hand as I'm not good with a sewing machine - small or big. I leave that to my daughter and I don't know where she got her sewing talent from as its certainly not from me. I made the bow in the corner by using cherry ribbon which I purchased at Michaels, a large red brad and red & gold jewellery wire which I wrapped around a screwdriver to make into coils. I then added gold snaps to the other 3 corners to finish it off.

Well, I really should be doing something else today, but, its poring rain out and thats my excuse to spend the day making cards. The trees are really in need of a good drink which is what they are getting. So on that note I'll be off and I do hope everyone has a fantastic Monday and to those who read my blog Thank You for taking the time.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

House Mouse May Flowers

Well, it has been such a long time since I've added anything to my blog. The last time was for a baby card for my friend at work, and now this is a card for her second baby. For this card I have used House Mouse stamps which I must say I really do love. The images are so adorable and so much fun to color. It seems like there is a baby boom happening right now, as I have 2 more baby cards to make before July.

The stamps I used were HM Baby Blocks for the front of the card & HM Monica With Pacifier on the inside. Both images were colored with copic markers. I used ms punches for the top & bottom borders & the infinity punch to border the main image. Spellbinders oval dies were used under the main image. Marvel punches for the yellow ovals and corners of the green cs. The bow was cut with a sizzlet die and I took the su spritzer tool to spray pink ink all over the bow. The pins were something that I had been thinking of doing prior to making this card. I took safety pins and added some white fabric paint to the ends to make them look like baby pins. I added prima flowers to the corners with sm silver button brads for centres and added blue ribbon under the image. The dp is from a dp pack from Michaels. I used coredinations cs and a metallic cs for the ovals that I put the pins on. SU pink cs was used for the main part of the card in which everything is attached to.

I do believe that I should make more of an effort in keeping my blog up to date. I have made many cards inbetween these 2 baby cards. Stamping is something that I truly love to do. I spend many late nights doing my stamping and other crafts during my weekends.