Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fairy Special Sister

I am so lucky to have such a wonderful big sister--actually she is much shorter than I. Nevertheless, she will always be my big sister, and I will always be her little sister no matter our heights, or our ages.  When I saw the Sweet Pea flower fairy stamp set by Crafter's Companion, I knew I had to have it. The image depicts how protective my sister has always been.

Because this is a fairly large image, I made the card larger so I could add a  little embellishment, not too much though--that is not my sister's style, but flower fairies require a little something extra, don't they?  I pulled out the Copics for the coloring the image, the seam binding, and the flower.

I am linking this to the Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog and the first challenge which is to use flowers.

Have a beautiful weekend,

Stamps: Sweet Pea Flower Fairy (Crafter's Companion)
Ink: Black Tuxedo Memento (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Patterned paper-  Home for the Holidays and Winter's Wings Petite Paper(Webster's Pages), cs-Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Other:  trinket pin (Maya Road), Copics

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Wishes

May the simple joys of Easter stay in your heart.

Stamps: Basketweave (Flourishes); Take Three: Spring, Fillable Frames 10 (PTI)
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Black Tuxedo Memento, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Blueberry Sky (PTI)
Other: Favor It Box 2 die , Fillable Frames 10 die (PTI)

Friday, April 22, 2011

CR84FN Challeng 24

Another quick post to meet the deadline for CR84FN Challenge 24 using this lovely soft palette.

I began by creating a  soft vintage pattern using Victorian Frippery from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
The sentiment is from Fancy Phrases.

Gotta run; thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Fancy Phrases, Victorian Frippery, Very Vintage Labels No.4 (Waltzinmouse Stamps)
Ink: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist (PTI); Black Tuxedo (Memento)
Paper: Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Other: Turning a New Leaf Collection dies, Vintage Cream felt (PTI);Label 4 Nestabilties (Spellbinders);Rolled Rose and Mini Rolled Rose dies (My Favorite Things)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Trumpet Vine --Case Study #35 and FTTC #113

One sure sign that spring has arrived is the arrival of hummingbirds. I put out the nectar last Wednesday morning and saw the first hummingbird at the feeder that afternoon. I'm sure these little winged jewels are also feasting on the coral honeysuckle that is blooming across the arbor which is part of the inspiration for my card. The other inspiration is  CASE Study's April Muse Silke Ledlow and this beautiful card of hers.                                  

My take on Silke's card uses a stamp from Flourishes Humming Along set, which was part of wonderful prize I won from Dawn Burnworth last fall.  I am also linking this card to Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge # 113 to use flowers on your card.

The sentiment is from PTI's Delightful Dahlia. I distressed the edges of image panel and inked them with Antique Linen ink.
I used these Copics to color the image.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week,

Stamps: Humming Along(Flourishes); Delightful Dahlia, Background Basics: Text Time (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Petite Pad-Lullaby Lane and Life's Portraits (Webster's Pages)
Other: Copics;  Melon Berry Vintage Button, Rustic Cream Button twine(PTI); Antique White grosgrain ribbon (Offray), pearls (Paper Studio)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Wishes

A quick post today to share a card for the Shabby Tea Room's Challenge #56, a spring color challenge.

My card uses a vintage image from Miss Rhea's Sweet and Shabby Roses and stamps from Papertrey.

Wishing you a day wrapped in spring bliss,

Stamps: Postmarks, Mixed Messages, Background Basics:Gingham (PTI)
Ink: Lulu Lavendar, Grape Jelly, Angel Pink Memento (Tsukineko)
Paper: patterned paper(Anna Griffin); cardstock-Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Other: Parisian Doily die, Tiny Tags die, Postage stamp die, Tiny Envelope die (PTI);butterfly punch(Fiskars); millinery flowers (Sugar Pink Boutique); Stickles