Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dandelion Girl

Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday as I sit here typing I’m looking out onto the lake, which is as smooth as glass and a deep emerald color.  I’m R & R-ing………. which doesn’t mean a lot different than “retired”.  DH is out trying to catch the illustrious “big one”, which keeps avoiding his hook.
I’ve chosen to use “Dandelion Girl” designed by Sylvia Zet © Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps. P1010393Lora is out of this image at the moment, but if you would like it, email OCS and I’m sure she will comply.
The patterned paper background is Basic Grey "Plumeria".
Image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with Copic Markers, die cut with Spellbinders Labels One and mounted onto a Martha Stewart Border / Corner punch. Butterfly and pearls from stash.
I cut into the background paper to insert the matted image under the beautiful design of the paper. (I dislike covering up beautiful designer paper).
TWO more days and OCS will have another NEW challenge for you to enter and the chance to win “FREE STUFF”.  Meanwhile you still have a chance to enter your creation into the “Mother’s theme” for this month.
“Remember, stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make their day brighter.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

“Ed” has a problem

Hi all, for another Wonderful Wednesday.  I am giggling to myself about the stamp I chose to use.  It is one of those front / back stamps from OCS called Ed Front and Back.  I saw this stamp and thought to myself, “I know a couple of “old Ed frontgeezers” that this would be perfect for……… thus the card.   A birthday card for a friend, who is an expert fisherman, but I think he would see the humor in this. Both back and front were stamped onto Xpress It blend cardstock, colored with copic markers, cut out and mounted onto acetate.

Ed open This is one of thEd sideose cards that cannot be captured with a camera as it has an acetate front (hence the glare).  “Ed” has silver thread looped around him front and back – attached to the fish  (punch).   The background was stamped with StazOn onto glossy white,  and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress inks 

Purely by accident, I was playing with the acetate and curved it outwards – then thought that it would be perfect for it to be curved for sitting upright to display……….  thus the two punches on the far right hand side of the card for the transparency to slip under.  This card was a hoot to put together – and I giggled the whole time.  I had to wait until after the Birthday to post this…….. and I’m still giggling.

Remember, “Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to make someone smile”.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Poppies and Fairies

Hi all,  Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday.  I have a friend who loves poppies…..and she has retired after 32 years on the job.  By the time this is posted it should be safe, as we are taking her out for lunch and surprising her with a gift certificate.  Did you know that OCS P1010337offers Gift Certificates??  A couple of hints in the right direction and you could be taking advantage of a GC from your hubby or children.

Ok, on with my card.  I made a Tri-fold Shutter card using a stamp set from the fairyopolis Flower Fairy series, doing paper tole on the image and placing it on a piece of watercolored paper.  In the center, I needed to add some stabilizer to the card, so stamped a poppy (from a Flourishes set called Poppies and Daisies) onto a transparency and glued it to the top and bottom.   This time I intentionally coated the image with Base Coat nail polish. 


Here is the closed version of the card.  Only 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 


Hope you’ll take time to enter the OCS May Challenge for “Mothers”.

Remember, “Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to make their day”.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just for you

Hi all, Madge here for another Wednesday.  OCS is having a May Challenge celebrating “Mothers”… My mother loved flowers – you might say that this card is in memory of my Mom – a wonderful, kind and gracious lady …… today, I’ve chosen a P1010356Stamp Set from OCS called “Fabulous Flourishes”.  I don’t see it in the OCS inventory, but it was a Flourishes Stamp set of 6, and if you’d like to have it, I’m sure Lora would be willing to order it once again.  Don’t you just love flourishes? – there is so much you can do with them for an elegant, classic look.
Materials used:
Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Xpress It blend cardstock; Fancy Tags Three; Flowers; Distress inks (Antique Linen, Dusty Concord); Brad (Bo Bunny), Ribbon (stash).
This is the inside, ready for a sentiment for the right occasion.
Remember, “Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day”.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wee Florist

Another Wonderful Wednesday is upon us, and today I have a quick post for a gatefold card using Wee Florist from Whimsy Stamps, available at OCS.  The May challenge at OCS is Mother’s……I hope you’ll join in.   My card is a floral creation which could have a sentiment stamped inside to say Happy Mother’s Day.  No mother to give a card to – I’m an orphan, so is my dh . . . .  sigh.

open gatefold front gatefold
Hope you are enjoying the wonderful Spring-like weather wherever you may be – and hope you’ll find time to “Stamp up a Storm, and ink up a wish – and send it on to someone to brighten their day.