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

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Card for my little Angel


Birthdays are always special and this one is no exception – it is for a little girl who I will always call my P1110522little Amy-kins.  I’m allowed because I’m her gramma, and she loves me and tolerates me. 

A friend sent me an image of Tilda Blowing Bubbles and I just had to use it for this Birthday Card.  The Sentiment says, “May your day bubble over with fun!!”  I cut the image out and mounted it onto a white background embossed with my new Stampin’ Up folder.  Then I lightly rubbed a dauber inked with Bashful Blue across the raised embossing.  Different size circle punches were used to make “bubbles”, which I added glitter to, making them iridescent.

I used my copics to colour Tilda, using Blue and a bit of Violet to shade.  I really love the results.  Then I added more glitter to the dress and wings by P1110518feathering the glue pen and sprinkling glitter over it.

The card is an easel card which I just love to make – the formula for whipping them up for any size is so easy once yoP1110520u master it and allows the card to stand for display while the sentiment inside remains hidden. 

I found some white flowers in my “stash”, and coloured them by spritzing them with alcohol, (no, not the drinking kind) and colouring them with my copics.  The alcohol makes the “bleeding” so perfect.

I had this card in my mind for Amy-kins – and for once, everything fell into place making it easy to put together.

Hope you like the card and thank you in advance for taking the time to leave a comment – they are always greatly appreciated.

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


aka: maddie6833

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Boy

Our oldest son's Birthday is on the 15th of August.  Since this has to be sent, I'm posting it early - I'm sure he doesn't check his mom's blog therefore I'm relatively safe in not spoiling the surprise.

This little stamp is from The Greeting Farm - and he is just soooooooooo sweet.  DH and this son just returned from a fishing / bonding trip.  They both had fun and enjoyed the two days time away from the every day happenings.

I happened to have this stamp already and when I took a Copic class recently this is one of the images that we had to "practice" on.  LOVE my copics!!  Here is a close-up.    It will be hard to get back into "normal" card making in September after having such fun with Magnolia Stamps and little fellas like this one.

Hope you like the card.  Comments are always greatly appreciated.

Rubber hugs,
 Inky Wishes,
Cricut chirps &
  Cuttlebug squishes,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch # 150

This week is the Mojo Monday Contest week, for a chance to win a stamp set from Verve Stamps.
Julee Tilman has some wonderful stamps and her customer service rocks!!

A friend has a Birthday this week and to kill two birds with one stone - I created her card around the Mojo Monday sketch.  It's a very "basic" card as this friend does not like fussie or frou-frou.  I would have loved to make a Magnolia Tilda card and gussied it up with lace, flowers and ribbons, but slapped my hands and kept to the basics.  Even this may be a little fussy for someone who likes plain, no fuss, no muss....... lol 

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey; the stamp from Sunshine Designs; leaves are cut with my Cricut.  The "bling" at the bottom of the card are self-adhesive  holographic micro dots.  Bling with no bumps  (lol).  Even though this card is just going down the street and not being mailed, I had to keep to the plan.   (plain-jane).

Hope you like it and remember to Stamp up a Storm, ink up a wish, and send it on to someone to brighten their day.

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