Wednesday, February 29, 2012

H2H sketch challenge

Hi again, trying to get caught up on some of the challenges I like to play.  This one is from last weeks sketch challenge on the

Are you ready to get sketchy with us this week?  

I always enjoy sketch challenges because it's so much fun to see the different interpretations that can be created from the same basic design.  We have a wonderful sketch today provided by our host Mary and lots of fresh creative projects from our Design Team and fabulous Guest Designer! 
Feel free to copy the inspiration sketch onto your blogs when you post your creations and link back to Heart2Heart!

This is what I came up with after a few trials and errors, I used the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the frames and hand cut the flower and banner.  Three stamp sets were used in this card, the Card Word Puzzle, Card chatter - sympathy and the new diverse backgrounds stamp set.  I think looking at it here I may add some bling to the flower center to give it more pop.  I used gypsy ink for the stamping and sponging.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OLW - one layer Wednesdays

Hi all, One Layer Wednesday is a challenge blog that I like to follow and if I can try to complete.   It can be found on

One-Layer Wednesday 80: Two by Two Plus Masking

This week's One-Layer Wednesday (a.k.a. OLW) Challenge is to use two colors, two images, and masking. Sentiments are optional but must be in one of the two colours.  
This was harder than I first thought, my first card that I was thinking of doing was this:

 I had the masking done and the two colours, but not two images, so on to another one:

This one qualifies as fulfilling all the requirements, two images (the dragonfly is a two step stamp and I had to mask birthday for the word day.
All products are Close to my Heart, the  text and  rose are from the stamp set "Card word puzzle" and the dragonfly is from a retired stamp set "butterfly kiss", the inks in the dragonfly are sweet leaf and gypsy, the rose are hollyhock and gypsy.  The lighter roses are second generation stamping.

One-Layer Wednesday 79: Stamp, Stamp, Stamp...

This week's OLW challenge, hosted by Jennifer, is to use at least three--preferably more--stamps on your one-layer card. The more, the merrier!

I finished this card last week, but did not get around to posting it, so it is not on the linking for that challenge, but it was a fun challenge to to. I used Close to my Heart Trees & things stamp set and eight images from that set, a very fun set to play with.  All the inks are also Close to my Heart.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Two versions

Hi again, I have redone one of my Studio J layouts (digital scrapbooking) to give it as part of a Christmas gift to my Mom.  I used all the same photos, just rearranged them and changed the paper up, using the same paper pack.  This just goes to show that there are many different ways that you can use the same paper pack and photos to get different results.

This is the recreated version.

It is so easy to use Studio J for my scrapbooking, I have to challenge myself to do paper scraping, good think I enjoy making cards!

The paperpack is Mayberry, and the layout is Primadonna a members only layout. 

Just a reminder that the special of 2 for one for the 5 pack of Studio J ends this week Wednesday.  You get 10 double page layouts for the price of 5 including free shipping and page protectors.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

H2H scrapbook challenge

On the H2H blog there is a scrapbooking challenge  using this sketch:

It inspired me to do this:

I used the CTMH Florentine paper pack, twilight cardstock and the Love Life stamp set.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

H2H 123 challenge

This weeks challenge is a 1, 2, 3 challenge, breaks down to 1 stamp, 2 different papers and 3 embellishments.  I have made two cards using this challenge.

I used paper from the Lucky paper pack to make both layers of the butterfly using the Cricut Art Philosophy and the stamp is from the CTMH Treasure Life a long with three green crystals from the blue/green crystals.  I used sunset, bamboo and desert sand CTMH inks.

This card was inspired by a card that I found on pinterest made by Vicki Wizniuk.  I used Roxie paper and desert sand card stock, the stamp set is  CTMH card word puzzle, the main one I embossed in white and used a waterbrush to pick up some of the colour to give it some depth.  I used three CTMH chocolate brads as the embellishments.

Monday, February 13, 2012

You are still the one....

H2H has a challenge "For the one You love".  For some reason the following song had popped into my head, so I had to look up the song on you-tube.  "You are still the one".  There are two versions of this song, I need the one that was #5 on the charts in 1976.  It was fun to listen to this again after so many years.  I thought it was the perfect one to make a scrapbook page for my husband for valentines.

I used the new Footloose workshop to go, from the new Close to my Heart idea book.  This was fun to make and I look forward to presenting it to him in the morning :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

H2H challenges

Two challenges in one, not sure if that qualifies, but I was inspired by the photo in the last challenge and made the 3D flowers to make it pop.  A thank you card.  I used a border to keep the edges clean and used the Universal background stamp in crystal blue and stamped Thank you from one of the thank you sets in Smoothie.  The branch is cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and to cut out the flowers from the Roxy paper pack.