Friday, April 29, 2011

Strawberry Ice Cream anyone?

Wow...I have been so busy this month...I can't believe that tomorrow's the last day of April and I've only blogged a couple of times!  Tomorrow is my card buffet so I'll have lots of goodies to share with you really soon! 

As soon as I got my Petal cone die, I wanted to make an Ice Cream Cone card with it and I found this card when I was 'Googling' around and I thought it was absolutely darling so I cased it...isn't it sweet? I love how Holly used the trim from the Tasteful Trims die for the Ice Cream base.  Mmmmm...I just want to give it a big slurp, strawberry ice cream is one of my favourite things!!

I used the Petal cone die (of course!) and Crumb Cake carstock, first I ran it through the die and then I ran it through the Big Shot again with the Perfect Details Texture plate.  Then I sponged the cone in my old fave retired ink...Close to Cocoa.

I used Pretty in Pink for the strawberry ice cream, trim and banner and sponged it with Melon Mambo.  For the banner I used Happy Birthday from Something to Celebrate (Level 2 hostess set in the outgoing Occasions Mini)

The ribbon is a bow de fourchette using ribbon from my stash of ribbons.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by to share your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cottage Rose

Hi everyone...I hope you had a great weekend!

Here's another one of my cards...I really liked how it turned out!  I watched Valita's video on how to make a rose with the 2 step Owl punch...such a great idea. I love it when I can use my punches for lots of things.  And roses are one of my favorite flowers, my Dad used to grow all kinds of roses and had them planted in all of the gardens.  So many colours and varieties!

Each petal is the body of the owl, trim off the feet, shape the petal with your bone folder, sponge the edges and then slit about 1" into the head side, overlap and glue the flaps together with Tombow glue.  Each rose takes 8 owl bodies and then the center is the XLarge Scallop Circle, cut into a spiral and rolled up to fit into the middle.

I used my seed packet template again (last time I used it, I did Sweet Peas and Pansies) and changed the wording to Cottage Rose and printed it on Sahara Sand Cardstock. If you'd like the template, I'd be happy to send it to you, just shoot me an email (the link is on the right hand side of my blog), I still can't figure out how to actually  put it on my blog!  I used Autumn Splendor for the leaves and stamped the image on Old Olive with Old Olive Ink.  The cardstock base is Rose Red, embossed with the Tulip Frame Embossing folder.

I  hope you like my card!  Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!  Have a great week.! 

PS...Just a little reminder....there's a Full Moon tomorrow (Monday) so don't forget to make a wish for your heart's desire while you're admiring it's beauty in the night sky!  I always wish on the Full's definitely one of my favourite things!

~ Bye

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Queen for a Day!

I found this card from Lee Ann Greff and fell in love with it... I love the technique of outline watercolouring and the soft daintiness of her I cased it! 

I used Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla Cardstock, I ruffled the Baja Breeze Seam binding by pulling a center thread at each cut end of the ribbon and gathered both ends towards the middle.  The stamps I used were En Francais Background, Growing Green and You're a Gem.  The inks I used were Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzaz.

I also used the fabulous Tulip Frame embossing folder...when I first saw it in the Occasions Mini, I wondered how much I'd use it, but being an embossing folder maniac {g} I had to have it and I use it soooo much!  I absolutely love it and it makes any card just pop!

For the Watercolouring Outline, I used reinkers and dipped my aqua painter in the puddle of ink and then coloured inside the stamped outline...isn't it pretty?  It's really a quick and easy card to make and so much fun to see it take shape with the painting...try'll love it!!

Thanks for stopping by, I love it when you spend a few minutes of your precious time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

For the guys!

Do you find it hard to make a card for the guys? I sometimes do! This stamp set, (Countryside) is perfect for a guy card and I had so much fun making it. My goal this year is to practice my watercolouring...kind of a fun goal! 

I stamped the image in Basic Brown on Watercolour paper, then painted using my Close to Cocoa (can't seem to give that colour up!) and my aqua painter. I made the clouds by sponging a punched out piece of the scalloped circle, sponging on the circle then out to the watercolour paper, moving the scallop to different angle to create the clouds.

I sponged the edges of both layers with Basic Brown and then layered the Kraft on Kraft and ran it through the lattice embossing folder.  Then I mounted the finished watercolour piece on and adhered it to the small Kraft base and then both layers to the card base. 

I used a scrap of watercolour paper for the greeting that comes from the newly retired SAB set 'So Happy for you'. 

Hope you like my watercolouring....I had so much fun making it!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hello Peeps!

It's been so long since I blogged...I've missed you and hope you've missed me a tiny bit too!! I've been busy having classes and sneaking in a wonderful little getaway to Victoria with my family! So much fun!

We had beautiful weather while we were there, we did lots of shopping, including stopping at all of my fave spots, the Fairmont Empress store, Murchies Tea Store, Rogers Chocolates, the Irish Linen store and of course a stroll through Fan Tan Alley in Chinatown...we came home with lots of shopping bags and lots of pictures.

I have a little share for you's a cute little watering can I made. I found the template on Splitcoastampers...isn't it sweet? I printed it out on Pretty in Pink cardstock and stamped the Baroque Motif swirl on the sides in Close to Cocoa and added some white dots with my Gel Pen. (You can click on the picture for a closer look) The flowers are made with White Tissue Paper using the Island Floral Die and the leaves are handcut.

I hope you like my little watering's time to get out the real thing and get ready for spring! We actually had snow here the day before yesterday, it didn't last, I thought it was going to when the snow plough drove up my street (!) but thankfully it went away just as suddenly as it came. My daffodils and I are extremely happy about that! LOL!!

I really love Spring, there is such excitement in the air, waiting and watching for all the little buds to blossom out in all their beauty. Waiting for the first little crocuses and daffodils to poke their little heads out of the ground. My tulips are starting to come up in my front garden, much to the delight of the neighbourhood deer....the little darlings have munched the tops all off!

My favourite season is Fall, but my second favourite is Spring....with all it's anticipation of warm days and blooming cherry trees, it always feels like the city is getting ready for a big wedding, the streets are all lined in pink trees and after the blossoms are finished the petals dance through the air like pink confetti...beautiful and so very pretty! I love where I live!!

Wishing you lovely days too....thanks so much for stopping by to share your time with me!

Hugs ~ Judy