Saturday, September 25, 2010

New kids on the block

No ... not the 80's boy band, but some funky new crochet patterns. There has been nothing in the crochet pattern market for emo, gothic or simply funky people. Well ... now there is! Check out Quirky Crochet by Melissina on Etsy. She has 3 new patterns available, and given that we're talking about my uber-talented sister, I know there's more to come! Patterns are PDF, so no shipping, and they have step by step colour photos and very clear instructions in USA standard crochet terminology.

You can check out Cordelia here and Cardamon here. There's also a super-easy rainbow serpent for the reptile lovers out there.

Now, I know I'm probably a bit biased, but seriously ... aren't these cool???!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

One card - Two challenges (again!)

I coloured up this Kraftin Kimmie 'Charlotte' stamp a few weeks ago, and decided she was perfect for two lovely challenges today.

Tickled Pink Stamp monthly challenge gave us a sketch - check!
A Spoon Full of Sugar challenged us to use fall colours - check!

Stamp - Kraftin Kimmie, Charlotte
Greeting - Darkroom Door, All Occassions
Inks - black, Memento ... Red, SU
Papers - from my stash
Cuttlebug embossing die - swirls
Ribbon - Strano Designs
Copic markers: E50, E51, E53, YR00, YR02, YR04, R20, R22, R27, C1, C3, C5, C5, E00, E02, E04, B00, B02, B04

The Town Scrapper Monday Showcase

Good morning! It's Monday showcase over at The Town Scrapper, and you should see what the design team has on display on the blog today!

This card features a gorgeous CC Designs stamp. I keep thinking of different colour schemes for her, and particularly like the versatility of this stamp.

Here's a list of what's what:
Stamp: CC Designs, Umbrella Emma
Greeting stamp: Darkroom Door, All Occassions
Pattern paper: Doodlebug
Bazzil Cardstock
Background Stamp: SU, Canvas
Red Ink: SU
Copic markers: E50, E51, E53, E02, E31, E33, E35, E71, E74, E77, R20, R22, R27, B00, B02, B05, Y00, Y02, gold spica
Everything else from my stash

Sunday, September 19, 2010

One card - Two challenges (again!)

EDITED to include a third challenge!!! Over at Stamp Something we've been challenged to use a digital stamp ... check! This is the digital version of Oleander from CC Designs Sweet November collection. As I posted this on Saturday while the challenge was current, surely this counts :D

It didn't start out as a lazy Sunday (those darn Girl Guides and their fun activities!), but I did manage to knock over all the boring stuff before lunch. That left me with the afternoon to myself and I made a few challenge cards. This is the first, and I might get around to posting more tonight.

The All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog challenged us to use a sketch - check!
The Color Me Copic blog challenged us to use a straight hair copic technique- check!

Do go & and check out the other entries and Design Team eye candy on those blogs ... just ... wow!!

On this card I used black card base with lime shimmery bazzil.
Pattern paper: DCWV baby boy stack + scraps
Greeting: Darkroom Door, All Occassions
Stamp: CC Designs Sweet November, Oleander
Copic markers: W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7, E50, E51, E53, YR02, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, YG00, YG03, YG06, C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7
Purple Ink: SU, Elegant Eggplant
oh ... and I used my sewing machine!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

One card - Two challenges!

Just got my hands on this gorgeous Kraftin Kimmie stamp called Princess Petunia. I really enjoyed the challenge of working on the folds of her clothes with my copics on this stamp. I am really excited to enter this in two challenges today.

Friday Sketchers have challenged us to use this sketch - check!
Copic Creations have challenged us to use shading on our work - check!

Monday, September 13, 2010

All That Scraps challenge

I was really excited to pick up this new CC Designs Sweet November digital stamp from All That Scraps this week. Then I found the challenge blog, and the coolest tutorial on how to make a corner bookmark! I love books ... I love bookmarks ... I love stamping ... it's a marriage made in heaven!!! Here's one I whipped up today (so quick and easy!).

Stamp: Sweet November, Oleander
Cardstock: Bazzil
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Greeting: SU, Alphabits (& 1/4" square punch is SU)
Copic markers: Skin (E50, E51, E53), Black (C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7), Red (R20, R22, R27, R29), Green (YG00, YG03, YG06), Eyes (E43, E35, E47)
Glittery wings: Spica At You pen, Clear

Tiddly Inks challenge

**THIS IS MY SECOND POST FOR TODAY** Scroll down to see the Monday Showcase post for The Town Scrapper

I recently discovered the wonder that is Tiddly Inks, and fell in love with the cute & quirky digital stamps. This is one from the gothic cute range called 'Pinky'. The current challenge is to create a birthday card, so here it is! I have used copic markers to colour the image and the background is leftover pieces of bazzil and KI Memories paper. The greeting is a Darkroom Door stamp from the All Occassions set.

The Town Scrapper Monday Showcase

It's Monday Showcase at The Town Scrapper today! This is a card I made using a sweet CC Designs stamp called Nurse Nora. I've had a bizarre obsession with lime green lately, and I really enjoyed digging into my scrap folders and using up some (very) old design paper. I alsu used my Cuttlebug embossing die with numbers all over it, as well as some mini ricrac and Kaisercraft droplets. The sentiment was printed on my home computer. Nurse Nora is coloured with copic markers, though the colours escape me at the moment. If you really want to know them, just ask :)

I'm not the only one who has been busy. Go check out the other showcase cards that The Town Scrapper DT have put together to show you. These stamps are available at Phebe's store, so go check it out!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Town Scrapper Friday Challenge

We're back!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay :D Summer haitus is over (which was weird for me in one of the coldest winters we've had here in Australia in years LOL).

Anyway ... we have a recipe challenge for you today. Check it out ... the entire design team over at The Town Scrapper have been cooking up a storm.

The recipe uses 2 pattern papers, 2 ribbons, 1 cardstock color, 3 embellishments, 1 stamped image. It's easier than it sounds, so why not give it a go! You can enter your card at The Town Scrapper for the chance to win this Made with Love Loa stamp as the prize!

My card is using Victoria Case stamp called Made with Love Lola. The greeting is Stampin' Up, and everything else came from my rather large stash of goodies. Lola is coloured with copic markers.