Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hello All,

   I have to say I had a wonderful time at Joan's Garden Saturday. I love going because I not only meet new crafter's I always learn something new. I decided to give it another try on this weeks card because I wanted to try TH markers using the water tech. You will see I need lots of practice but I am trying. Also becoming very spoiled to die cuts and stamping for someone who can't stay in the lines well...... Ok, this is my second take but want to say all of the cards posted are really cool.





Card was embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dot"
Lattice -is the HCPC 3396 Bella Rose Stamp
Frame - DL 130 Dutch Doily  Rectangle
Bird - is from Penny Black "Nature Best stamp set"
Roses are on the Bella Rose stamp but I pop the large one and added
Fern from Marianne 98341"Delicate Fern" Die
Thanks - punched from Sizzix "Rat-a-tat" alphabet in white card stock
used Peeled Paint Distress ink with an Inkadinkado flourish to stamp branches
on the letters, put them on circles cut from the same paper (Kaiser-Garden Arabesque P397)
and popped up every other letter.
Kaiser Pearls - Love the brown ones I got at Joan's Saturday.
 



Friday, August 24, 2012

Hello All,

    Wow where does the time go. I should have been in bed hours ago but no I have to many things to do. Ha-Ha - Anyway I had been working on this weeks challenge for Joan's Garden and wanted to get it posted before I went to bed. So here goes.


http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_23.html

Have to say I didn't go to far from what Selma did but this is my take:
I used a sheet of purple pattern card stock from Kaiser Crafts,
The lattice is Cheery Lynn Frame A2 # 115,
Frame is a Marianne Frame for which I didn't write down the # - but I did get it at Joan's (as I get most every thing from Joan's Garden).
Greenery is B117s Mini fanciful flourish -three of them
Flower and leaves are from the new Build a flower set #1 B181 set #2 B187 and the embellishments B188
I used a beautiful Yellow Kaiser Pearl for the center.
Bird is from Inkadinkado embossed in black on yellow card stock and a hint of orange.
Sentiment is from my old sizzix alphabet set "Hearts" 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hello again,

I said this Challenge was fun so while I had everything out I made another card so here goes

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_16.html

 This was fun to make as well -
Products used: Cuttlebug embossing folder - Polka Dots
                        LaBlanche Stamp (don't have the # it is the back ground of tree, music and bell)
                        Marianne -Deer (again I don't have the #) so sorry
                        EK Success - Snow Flakes
                        Stickles - White sparkle - Frosted lace (Deer)
                        White lace decoration trim
                         Kaiser - white pearl
                         Sheer Ribbon
                        
I embossed the card, then made it appear as a package wrapped with the shear ribbon.Made a center piece with the LaBlanche Stamp,using the versa mark stamp pad and Sea foam white embossing powder. Trimmed the center piece with the lace trim,added the deer and some large snow flakes. The card is boarded with snow flakes and some of the Polka Dots are stickled with the white sparkle . Hope you like the whites. 
          


This is a little different angle so you can see the LaBlanche Stamp a little better.
Hello All,

Joan's Challenge #30 this was really a lot of fun but really cool to figure out (for me anyway)

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_16.html

Christmas card, all white, something from NATURE with glitter or stickles!

Products Use: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
                      Close to my heart die - Polar Bear on ice skates
                      Marianne  die cut - Trees
                      Cheery Lynn -B146 - Pine Branch
                      Embossing Powders: Sea foam white, clear gloss,Glitter Glitz(PK Glitz)
                      Stickles - Frosted lace, and TM clear rock candy
                      FloraCraft - Diamond Dust
                      EK Success - Snow flakes
                      Kaiser -Pearl and rhinestone
                      Chipboard Letters - Glittered
                      Lots of Pop Dots
                      Martha Stewart - boarder punch (Icicles)

Polar Bear (Snowball) is skating on an oval cut piece of clear plastic. He was stamped with versa mark embossed with the Sea Foam white embossing powder.  I used on the left tree stickles sparkle glitter, the tree on the right I used Rock candy covered with the Glitter Glitz then pearls.  Pine branch cut from white glitter felt. The Diamond Dust is the snow around the ice rink.



Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello All,

    Another wonderful rainy day - I think my grass will be ok but the flowers are a done deal - Well since it rained all day and I didn't have to run around after work I stepped out of my box and made another card for Joan's 29th challenge with (BLING).

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_9.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_9.html

I used a new embossing folder I found while looking for something else - Music Notes from The Paper Studio just in time for this card with the green card stock as background.
Frame - Cheery Lynn Dutch Doily Rectangle DL130 in purple
Block in center is from Inkadinkado and the Hummingbird as well
I used stickles on the flower and thanks word -glitter pens for the leaves
Chalked the background with pruple
I made the big flower with a very large gemstone brad




Close up to see the music notes and stickling on the humming bird, flower and thanks -purple gemstones
in the corners of the center block
Close up of the flower of many layers and to see the gem stones in each corner
Well that's my rainy day challenge.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hello All,

 I am on a day off and thought I would get my card going early - for Joan's 29th Challenge

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/this-weeks-challenge_9.html  
I have been wanting to use both dies for a long time and this was the right time:

Music Notes: Marianne Virtuoso Music 98356 ( cut in half for top corner, and single notes cut from second half as fall through the air)
Flowers - Marianne Honey Blossom Sprig 98333(Cut two and covered flower parts with yellow card stock and centers with Stickles (Peeled orange)
Die-Namics "Home Spun Bird House #1384 - (House cut from corrugated card board painted with dark brown Chalk Box cat eye ink - Birds from same set cut from white card stock and chalked with light blue, dark blue, yellow and orange -Blue gemstone for eye.
Spellbinders Shadow flowers S5-066 was used to cross over post of birdhouse and wind behind it and
fill in between  the two Honey blossom Sprigs.
Back ground purple crackle paper is from the High Tea 6x6 pack.
Everything I used I have purchased from Joan's Garden except for the Thank you which had no label, and the orchid glitter I used, the cloud stamp also from the no label set.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Hello Everyone,

   There are some beautiful card this week (as every week) I can't stand looking at the card then taking a picture and it is totally a different color. But I wanted to do another card so honestly there is no orange. LOL


 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/black-and-red-what-beautiful-color.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/black-and-red-what-beautiful-color.html

There is no orange but two different reds the flower, die cut boarder and backing are from the same red card stock and then the ribbon just a little darker red.
Products used:
Marianne Embossing/cut folder DS0907
Die-Namics Flourish
Punch a Bunch to make the flower
Martha Stewart for the die cut boarder
Kaiser pearls
Stickles

Good Luck everyone you all deserve to win!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hello All,

  I am posting early this week because it is going to be another busy one.  Believe me the picture do no justice to this card, but it was the best I could do with my camera.

 http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/black-and-red-what-beautiful-color.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/08/black-and-red-what-beautiful-color.html

Flower as focal point, black and red card stock, and a stamped or die cut boarder at the bottom.
Supplies used:
White value pack (Joan's) for the flower then colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -Color: Lobster Red. I used punch a bunch punches to make the flower.
Embossing Folder - Sizzix - I used two different ones - wish they had names
Boarder was stamped in black with "JustRite - Cast all your cares CR-03630
Flourish - Cheery Lyn Mini Fanciful  B1175
Leaves - Marianne - LR0228
Ribbon - black felt (stash) on corners and at bottom there is a black pearl for center of flower


 This is a side view to show you there are several layers to the flower.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello all,

  Had a couple of minutes and was going through my die  and decided to do another card -

http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/07/this-weeks-challenge_26.htmlhttp://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/07/this-weeks-challenge_26.html


Not a straight on shot so you could see the door opens on the Lantern -
Products used: Background paper is from paper pack High Tea from Joan's.
Lantern - Marianne - LR0190
Flowers and leaves are Cheery Lyn "Build a flower #1 B181
Flourish leaves -Cheery Lyn Tropical flourish B127
"Happy Birthday" I have no clue found at a yard sell (my bad)
Iridescent gold glimmer mist for some bling
 the lantern has a large clear rhinestone for knob and the light yellow backing on door and top is rice paper