July 28, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 84...Fuzz...Dog Days!

Hey crafty friends! Hope you are keepin' well and enjoying the summer sun! I haven't been doing too much crafting as of late. It just seems that there isn't the time with all the summer things to do and we will be going camping again soon but I do have a card to share with you today for the Whiff of Joy Challenge! Yup, It is Wednesday and that means we have another fun challenge at the Whiff of Joy Challenge blog! We also have several new additions to the team and we are all so glad to welcome Paula, Michele, Kathrin and Wendy to the WOJ Challenges family! They are all super talented ladies and will sure to inspire you with stunning creations each and every WOJ challenge!

This week we have a really fun challenge...Fuzz! This challenge is great for both summer and winter cards and the DT have really out done themselves this week! WOW! What stunning creations! Please go to the WOJ Challenge blog and have a peek at their creativity! Then Join us with your Fuzzy cards! The only rule for this challenge is to use a Whiff of Joy image on your creation to be eligible for the prize! This challenge we have a wonderfully generous prize from Simon Says Stamp, a $25 gift voucher (this does not include shipping).

For my card I made the base 6x6 from Prism cardstock and used K&Co. Wild Saffron pp. I knew that I wanted to use this adorable image of Willow with Chihuahua. I coloured the image with my Copics, Cut it out with my Nesties and left the image in the die and used Pumice Stone Distress inks to colour in the background. Then I added Red Fun Flock to her cap!

Here you can see the fun Flock up close! It was my first time using it and it was so easy and looks great! I love it when you discover a new, fun product from doing a challenge! I also used this "fuzzy" brown felt border by MME that my blogging pal and BG Challenges teamie, TaraW, sent me in a RAK. I love it as it already had adhesive on it and it's so soft and fuzzy...just perfect for this challenge. I added some suede twine that is a bit fuzzy too. I embellished with some Prima flowers, half pearls and the sentiments are Melissa Frances rub-ons.

Here is the inside!

I actually remembered to write down the Copic colours that I used so here they are....

Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11 and R20
Willow's Hair and Doggie: YR20, E33
Skirt and Shoes:E55, 57
Shirt:Y21, E53,
Hat, Socks, Scarf, Doggie's shirt, Lips:R27

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek at my Whiff of Joy Challenges card! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your fuzzy creations!

Have a stampin' great day!

July 24, 2010

New BasicGrey Challenge # 25...Stitiching Real or Faux...Cool Oakley!!!

Hello crafty friends! I've missed you all terribly! It feels like such a long time since I've blogged or visited any of you and I am afraid my crafty mojo has upped and left me too! Perhaps, I lost it while we were camping,lol! We had a good time camping at Arrowhead Provincial Park but there were active bears in the park and that is always a little off putting for me, yikes! The kids did some fishing which was fun! Kieran caught 3 fish and Hannah caught 1! We had lots of fun at the beach and also going into Huntsville...such a cute little town in Muskoka! We have a few more camping trips coming up soon so not a lot of time for crafting but it is good to be outside enjoying the summer!

Well, It is time for another great challenge at BasicGrey Challenges! We would like to see stitching, either real or faux! Just remember that you must follow the challenge and use at least one BG item on your creation to be eligible for the generous prize, a $25 Voucher for Simon Says Stamp, our fabulous sponsor!!!!

For my card I decided to ink up Oakley from the Whiff of Joy June Stamp kit. I think he is such a cool dude! I also made a joy fold card that I found the fab tutorial for by Beate on Splitcoast. I modified the dimensions so that I had a 6x6 cardbase and I used American Crafts cardstock and Bazzill kraft cardstock! The pp is not actually BG it is We R Memory Keepers called Show & Tell. I thought it was perfect for a boy card! I stamped the faux stitching all around the various panels for the card with my Kelly Panaci Stitching stamps and Black Soot Distress ink. For my BG item I used a Max & Whiskers Stitched Brad and I cut a QK tag from Max and Whiskers pp and stamped the Kraftin' Kimmie Sentiment stamp from the Kimmie's Holiday Sentiment set on it!

For the inside of the joy fold card I stamped and coloured the sand castle also from the WOJ June kit. I cut it out with my Nesties left the image in the die and inked with Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone Distress ink.

I stamped another sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie's Mermaid Sentiment set on the inside of the card.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek! I hope you get some crafty time in and you have 2 weeks to play along with us! Please pop on over to the BasicGrey Challenges blog and have a peek at the stunning creations the BG DT has designed! You will be so inspired to pull out your sewing machine or to get those stitching stamps out or both!
Have a stampin' great day!

July 14, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge # 83...A gorgeous Sketch by Bev...Joy!

Well, I hope everyone is enjoying the summer! We have been having a heat wave here in Ontario but it is letting up a bit now! Well, it is Wednesday and that means Whiff of Joy Challenge time! Bev has designed a beautiful sketch for us to use! I just loved this sketch and I hope you can get a chance to play along with us. Just hop on over to the WOJ challenge blog check out the sketch and all the gorgeous cards the DT has made this week! Then join us! Just remember there is only one rule...you must use a Whiff of Joy stamp on your creation!

For my card I finally broke out my 1001 Nights set and used this gorgeous Belly Dancing Willow that I coloured with my Copics. I used BasicGrey Wisteria 6x6 and Bazzill Basics Carstock to make the easel card.

To embellish I used this Prima lace and flower border, blue velvet ribbon, some prima flowers and Wild Orchid Crafts cherry blossoms and blue half pearls. The card is very sparkly IRL as I used my yellow and stardust Sakurah Glitter pen on the image. Sentiments are also by WOJ...the word "Joy" is from the WOJ 2009 Winter Kit and the other setniment is from the 1001 Nights kit!

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my card for this week's WOJ challenge! Looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations!


July 10, 2010

New BasicGrey Challenge # 24...Gingham...2 cards to share!

It feels like forever since I've posted a card. I was camping with the family at Sandbanks Provincial Park and had a great time even though I got burnt, yikes! Then I came home for a day and then headed to Ottawa with friends for the AVLIC 2010 Conference. I had a great time at the conference but I am glad to be home now and see the kids and Chris. I missed them a lot! I'm glad to be home with all my stamps and stash too, he, he, he. I was having some serious withdrawal, lol!
We have another fun BasicGrey challenge for you today and it is simply to use some gingham on your card! I hope you can join us. Just remember to use at least one BasicGrey product to be eligible to win the random draw for the generous $25 Voucher donated by Simon Says Stamp.
So, I brought just the basic tools/supplies, a few embellies and some Copics to match this BG Kioshi paper with me! I coloured these 2 images and made the cards in my hotel room at night while I was watching TV. I'm quite happy with how the turned out considering I didn't have all my usual stuff, no Nesties, no distress inks etc.

My sweet friend and BG Challenges teamie, Tara W, from England sent me a bunch of images from the Roll Call kit and some of the beautiful flowers and goodies that I have used on these cards. Thanks so much, hun. I just loved colouring this sweetie called Summer from the Wild Sprouts collection and the flowers and ribbon all the goodies are just beautiful. For both cards, I used this pretty green gingham ribbon. When I was quickly throwing stuff in my bag to take with me I tossed in a few cork butterflies that I had on my desk and this cute Making Memories paper clip. Tara sent the ticket....I think it is a Tim Holtz ticket.

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my cards for the BG Challenge. I can't wait to see your gingham cards and make sure you pop over to the BG Challenges blog and see the beautiful creations by the BG DT.


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