Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trevor is hitting the slopes

Can you believe that 2011 is almost here??!!  This will be my very last post for 2010.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday enjoying time with family and friends.

You may even be on a Ski vacation like our friend  Ski Bunny Trevor, who is on the slopes sporting his new Christmas attire.  Santa was very good to him and his Grandma knit him a cozy sweater with a matching scarf to keep him warm.  This stamp is just the cutest and quickest to bring to life.  I've had him coloured for quite a while just itchin' to put him to paper.

I used the following Copics to colour my image:
Skin:  R00; R20  Sweater:  R14; R24; R35; R39  Pants & Hat:  B000; B01; B06; BG45; BG72
Hair:  Y23; Y26; Y28; YR24   Boots, Gloves, Shading, Scarf, Skis:  B39; B37; BG72; C4; C7

I had some trees colored and cut out from a previous project and used them to create a winter wonderland scene by applying white glue and sprinkling Art Institute - Frost Ultrafine Glitter
to give the snow some sparkle.

Instead of using my Spellbinders "Labels Eight"  to cut out the image, I used a trimmed negative for a frame, matted it with red cardstock and punched an MS Border Punch down the right hand side.  This was all mounted on paper from 6" x 6" double-sided paperpad from Webster's "Santa/Sweet Season" and then put on a black card base.  Another tree and two snowflakes joined together with a Rhinestone were popped onto the frame with foam dimensionals

Hope you enjoyed my little card as much as I had fun making it.

~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Popcorn Bear is ahead of the Game

Are you almost ready??!!  because....................  "Santa Clause is coming to town".........

Popcorn the Bear is jumping ahead a little to wish you all a Happy New Year!  I love this little image of Crafter's Companion Golfer Popcorn.  OCS has so many of the "Popcorn" sets in stock, you’re sure to find one to suit a card for anyone.Popcorn Bear718 copy
I found that he was so easy to color and hardly used any color at all, keeping him light and sunny looking.  The Happy New Year letters were punched and mounted on a sign that was sized to fit between his arms.  (I cut off the golf clubs and poked two holes in his hands to insert the twine to hold the sign.  Glossy Accents was used to stabilize the letters.
Copics:  E50, E51, E53, E9, R20, R89
Spellbinders:  Labels Eleven
Misc: (snow)  Frost Ultrafine glitter, ribbon and DP from stash.

I want to wish everyone of you who celebrate Christmas  a very “Merry Christmas” to you and yours . May the holidays give you time to spend with family and friends.

Til next time
                                ~ Rubber hugz, inky wishes ~siggyhaycock

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stampavie – Penny Johnson - “I Wish”

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!  

When I saw this image in Lora's store, I just had to have it!  It is so sweet!  I had so much fun bringing it to life with my Copics.
The end result took very little coloring as the image speaks for itself. I also used some of the 6 x 6 Webster’s pages. These cardstock weight papers are so rich and beautiful! The 6 x 6 pads are scaled down versions of the  12 x 12, which make them ideal for cards.  They are my absolute favorite papers!   
Card Recipe:P1110713 copy
Copics:  Bows, and Stockings:  R24; R20; R29; R39, Skin:  R00; E02; R20,  Dress:  RV20; C1,  Hair:  E11; E13; Y18, Mantle:  E33; E11; E13; C1, Shading:  C1; E11
Spellbinders:  Beaded Ovals and Scalloped Rectangles
Misc:   Stickles, Pearls**, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Glossy Accents, Oval Punch, and Frost - Sheer Shimmer Mist.
P1110714 copy** TIP:  In a pinch, if you don’t happen to have the right shade of pearls, color them with copic markers.

This image reminds me so much of our daughter, when she was little.  She always had a teddy in her arms and such a sweet little smile. P1110716 copy

Remember, Stamp up a storm, ink up a Wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ rubber hugs & inky wishes ~


Monday, December 6, 2010


Hi to all my fellow Blogsters!!  Well today is a big day for ONE CRAZY STAMPER, as it is the Launch of the Design Team Blog, which I am very proud to be a member.  We have all been waiting on pins and needles for this day.  If you haven’t been to One Crazy Stamper’s online store you have been missing out BIG TIME.  The prices are absolutely awesome, with lots of sales going on, her copic prices are a screaming deal – Check it out at OneCrazyStamper.com.

OK, now I’m really nervous about my first post to a Design Team Blog – I’ve been puttering with my own blog for over a year, but this is serious stuff – and I’m in a league of absolutely talented gals.  I feel like a tadpole in a very big pond. 
The theme this month is of course, Winter / Christmas.  I just love the rich colours of Christmas.  I made a Tri-Shutter card, using Chic Shopping, available at One Crazy Stamper.   I’m always kidded by my husband about not being able to make a normal 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card …….  I love to construct…….

Chic ShoppingOpen-Chic-ShoppingCARD RECIPE:
Stamp:  Chic Shopping from Stampavie; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Copics:  Coat, Purse, Scarf:  R22; R25; R29; R39;  Pants & Bag, Scarf:  E11; E21; E23; Skin:  R00; E01; R20  Hair:  E29, E25; E21. Die Cuts:  Long Classic Scalloped and Plain Rectangles .  Other items: MS Border Punch, Webster Pages DP, charms and ribbon from stash.
Drop over to One Crazy Stamper and take a peek at the samples the Design Team have added to the Christmas / Winter theme.  Enter your own card, to win a $25 Gift Certificate!!   With OneCrazyStamper's  already fantastic prices, $25. can go a very long way! 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #167

For Mojo Monday Challenge #167, I decided  to make Tilda With a Hanging Star into an Ornament to fit  the challenge.
She is such a sweet little Tilda – aren’t they all??!!  I would have posted this much sooner, but my camera was having issues – actually, the “user” was having issues.  I love my camera.  DH has a DSLR that requires a u-haul to carry all the equipment, and mine – well it is an “almost” DSLR that I carry in a small bag.  My other camera that I have with me all the time – well, it is small and fits in my purse quite nicely. 

Here is a picture of the Mojo Sketch.  
And here is my creation.  I think “Tilda With a Hanging Star is just the sweetest……….. 

This is the first time I have had a pleasing results experimenting with the copic R’s.
R22; R24; R29; R39.

I cut Tilda out and popped her onto a circle with “Dap”, (the acrylic bathtub grouting compound).

I had forgotten all about the effects of giving dimension, and is easy to apply to those tiny little pieces you want raised.  I have thumbs that hurt most of the time, so I paid a little more and got the trigger pump.  Really easy to use and it lasts forever.  I don’t think it is acid free, so wouldn’t recommend it for scrapbooking and it does take a while to harden
P1110696Here is a side view of my card, I used some navy snowflake DSP on the inside and punched out some large snowflakes, then popping it onto some white to make the snowflakes pop.

I will write on the navy with a white gel pen and add a computer generated “newsletter”. 

Hope you enjoyed looking at my creation.  Thank you to all who take the time to leave comments, I love to read them, it makes my day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Break-a-way card Tutorial

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hi there stampers, I’m going to share a tutorial on how to construct a “Break-a-way card”. This is my very first tutorial, so I hope you can follow along comfortably.  If the pictures appear too small or too dark, click on the image and it will double in size.

4 – 4 ½” x 2 ¾” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5” x 3 ¼” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
1 - 5 ¼” x 2” cardstock (SU Cherry Cobbler)
4 – 1” circles ( I used flowers) punched from C/S
2 – 2 1/4” x 3 ¾” Designer paper (Bo Bunny)
1 - 4 ¾” x 3” Designer Paper (Bo Bunny)


Step 1

Other Materials: 
SU Word Window Punch
SU Up Corner Punch
1” Flower Punch ( 1” Circle punch would work)
SU Dimensionals
3-D foam tape
Glue dots (no larger than your punched circles or flowers).
1  – matted image of your choice (approximately 2” x 3”)
Step 1: Cut all pieces of Cardstock and Designer Paper. Punch 4 - 1” circles (I used 1” flower punch)

Step 2: If desired, at this point you can punch the corners, stamp and distress your Designer Paper pieces.
Step 2
I used Tim Holtz (Brushed Corduroy) Distress ink (available here at OneCrazyStamper) here after I punched the corners. The Snow Bracket stamp is a Stampendous stamp also available at OneCrazyStamper.

Step 3: Attach your Designer paper to the corresponding pieces of cardstock. Set aside.
Step 4
Step 4: Take the 5 ¼” x 2” piece of cardstock and lightly draw a pencil line ¼” from each end and at the 1” mark down the center.
Step 5

Step 6

Step 5: Line the Word Window punch up with the ¼” mark, centered with the pencil line in the middle. Punch a slot at each end.

Step 6: Place a dimensional in the center of 2 of the 4 circles, or flowers ,you have punched.
Step 7

Step 7: Position each of the flowers behind the horizontal slots you punched, lining them up so the dimensional fits through the slot. Peel off the backing and top with the other two – sandwiching the dimensional. Check to make sure it will slide smoothly in the slot.

Step 8

Step 8: Put dimensional at each corner and at the center, top and bottom.

Step 9
Step 9: Place the matted sentiment face down (base) on the cutting mat, using the grid to align your center points on all sides. A small piece of tape or some repositionable tape will hold it in place.)
Step 10

Step 10: Peel the backs from the dimensionals and center the piece on top of the base.
Press to adhere.
Step 11
Step 11: Make sure the circles (flowers) are pushed to the end of the slots on the inside. Place a large glue dot onto each circle (flower).

Step 12: Using repositionable tape to keep it in place again, line up the two back pieces (4 ¼” x 2 ¾”) for the card (no Designer paper) onto the mat. Press the glue dots to adhere.

Here is how it will look when you flip it over.

Step 12 & 13

Step 13: Cut 4 strips of 3D foam tape to 2 ½”. Place alongside the Top and bottom of the card. Snug them up to the sentiment base. Too tight will prevent the slider from working smoothly. Test before you proceed to the next step.
Step 14

Step 14: Peel the back off the 3D foam tape. Carefully place the two matted designer papers on top, lining them up with the sides of the pieces at the back. Press down to adhere.

Step 15

Step 15: Test the sliding mechanism of the card and embellish as desired.

Because I like the recipient to be able to display my cards, I cut two pieces of cardstock 2” x 2”, scored one edge at ¼” and applied adhesive to the 1/4”. I then adhered the pieces on the back, flush with the bottom of the card on each side.

Rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Here little Tilda is -- sitting proudly and on display!!

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial – if there are any questions, please feel free to email me at madge@shaw.ca .

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shake, Rattle and Roll Tilda

 As soon as I saw the challenge of shaker cards, hosted this month by the uber-talented Barb Hardeman on the  Magnolia-licioushighlights challenge blog,  I thought of Tilda with Autumn Leaves rolling in the leaves and having a giggling good time.   Then the idea to make her roll and move came into play with a spinner card with Tilda.  I had so much fun coloring this little Tilda - just the look on her face is enough to make me giggle. Diana at Magnolia-licious has her in stock only a mouse click away.

I used a discontinued color of SU to make the background (Marigold Morning), punched the borders using EK Success English Ivy border punch and distressed the edges using Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany.  The Ribbon is from my stash and is absolutely gorgeous because the leaves are actually outlined in gold, the wired edge of the ribbon is copper. I cut some of the leaves out to embellish the paper.  The shaker box is filled with punched tiny  leaves that I colored and distressed with Distress Inks.

I've had this card made for about a week, but my PC was in ICU and my Laptop has an issue with blogger for some reason. So, it has been sitting on my desk shaking to get out of the camera....lol

I'm really pleased with the outcome of the spinner / shaker card. It is a little larger (5 1/2" x 6"), but I will make a custom envelope for her and send her on her way.  I will post a picture of the inside later as we have an appointment in a few minutes.......see you then.

Remember,  Stamp up a Storm - Ink up a Wish, and send it on to make someone's day!

rubber hugz, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bewitching Tilda

I'm entering this card into the paperplay for the " A Haunting we will go challenge.

This is my one and only Halloween card that I made for this year which will be hand delivered tomorrow.  I don't usually get too thrilled making cards for this occasion - the desire to dress up and party has disappeared:(

A friend of mine makes booootiful Halloween cards -- but then again, she has all the stamps to fit the occasion ..
My new little Witch Tilda, which can be purchased from Magnolia-licious, came to the rescue.  Diana seems to be sold out of this particular witch, but there are soooooooo many others to chose from and if you ask her nicely, she'll order it for you.

Tilda's been coloured with copics and dusted with perfect pearls to make her "green".  I made this into an easel card, and popped the Martha Stewart punched fence on to stick out from the rest of the card. then added glue and perfect pearls to look like skeletons hanging from the fence posts and glossy accents to the pumpkins to make them glow.
The background paper started out as yellow then I stamped it and started adding orange, purple and black.  The haunted house is a Stampin' Up set, which I have used again and again.
Hope you like it.

Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish - and send it on to brighten someone's day.    

Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 161

This may just squeak into the deadline for Mojo Monday Sketch #161 which can be found   here.

I found this little Magnolia  in a garage sale and need a name for her??

Here's hoping someone can identify her and  help me put her in alphabetical order in my case.
I managed to use a couple of sadly neglected items for this card.  Some Designer paper from My Mind's Eye, little mulberry flowers, and a spellbinder's edger.

Copics used:  Jacket: BG72; BG75; BG78
                         Pants &; Shoes:  E13; E17; E39
                         Skin:  R00; E01; R20
                          Hair:  E70; E74; E77
                          Flowers:  YR12; YR68; Y13

Martha Stewart "Sunburst" Border Punch
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Hunter Green and Blush Blossom (SU)

Hope you can help me with Tilda's name.  Thank you for making the time to leave a comment, they are greatly appreciated.

Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

Rubber hugz, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sparkle and Glitter Dinner Tilda

I have been working on my little "Tilda" project for about a week, and finally completed her.  The Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Seven" available at Lora's (Canadian) online store, which have been in my case for over a year finally got used.

I decided upon an Easel card using iridescent white for the pages and shaded them with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, to give  depth. Dinner Tilda, which is available at Magnolia-licious was coloured with copics: B91; B93; B95; R00; R20; E00; C01; and a white glaze gel pen for the pearls and shoes.  Icy Stickles were used to add some bling to the silk flowers, ribbons, beads and the little flowers inside.  I wrote a very tiny letter on the book page, picturing Tilda writing in her diary while waiting for Edwin to take her out to dinner.

The inside is another Magnolia stamp available at Magnolia-licious. I used the EK Success punch for the scrolls and flowers and Martha Stewart's Sunburst border punch for the sentiment and for the outside decorations, distressing the edges with SU Pretty in Pink.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
"Totally Tilda  Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #6" 
" Mojo Monday Sketch 159"
"Secret Crafter Challenge #103", which happens to be an easel card challenge
"Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #79" - Layer it on!

Hope you like it, and will take the time to leave  a comment - it is always enjoyable knowing that someone appreciates the work they see.

Remember, "Stamp up a Storm, Ink up a Wish and send it on to brighten someone's day"

Rubber hugs, Inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka: maddie6833

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #152

Another Monday and another Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.Mojo152Sketch  I need another masculine card and thought that I would combine Sketch  152 and my most recent Greeting Farm stamp.  I know,

this is a masculine card, so what’s with the flowers??  Well the recipient of this card loves flowers – that is in the garden, tending to them, watching them grow and I swear sometimes it appears that he even talks to them to encourage them to flourish.  So, in this case the flowers were an added touch.  The little fisherman – well, that is because he also loves fishing (he would prefer catching, but he keeps fishing). P1000346
The fish are little buttons from my stash – that I’ve had kicking around for years.  I decided to hang them from loops on the cord with glue dots, and then I covered them with glossy accents to keep them in place forever.
On the inside I’ve pasted a piece of the plank dp and will write a sentiment with markers to appear like graffiti.
Most of all, I had fun making this card. I am so in love with my copic markers that I find it hard not to use them on every card I’ve made recently!  They say practice makes perfect…….. well, in my case I just hope to improve.
If you’re stopping by to take a peek, please leave me a comment (good, bad or indifferent). I love to read them and they are greatly appreciated.
Remember, Stamp up a card, ink up a wish, and send it on to brighten someone’s day.
Rubber hugs, inky wishes, Cricut chirps and Cuttlebug squishes,
aka:  maddie6833