Monday, March 20, 2017

Gems - Tutorial


http://yogiemp.com/NittyGritty/images/GemsTutorial.pdf
I'll be showing the gals at our next get together how I draw and color my gems. I love drawing them and adding the doodling around them. Relaxing and fun...

Click on the image to download a full size printable PDF file of the tutorial or click HERE for the file. Enjoy

The gems done on white paper are from a good quality sketch paper pad with no name... the black is Recollections brand cardstock.  The brownish paper is Bee paper Bogus Recycled Sketch paper.

All gems were colored with Prisma colored pencils which I find are the best and have lots of wax within them for god blending/merging of color. An optional pencil is Derwent Artist (not Derwent Studio). Most other pencils don't have enough wax in them and you will probably struggle trying to achieve the results you want.

On the black and brownish paper, I first put a light layer of white pencils.

Doodling done with a micron .01 pen or a Zig Writer. The white is a Sakura Gelly Roll Med gel pen.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MC Mar/17 - Side Easel BFlies - ECD Friends R Special - You Are The Best HB

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My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I was in a mood to use butterflies... I Love Tim's Bigz die butterfly/embossing folder combo. And all these colors and things remind me spring is almost here even if winter conditions are still out my window...

I'm using a bunch of dies and a stencil from Suzanne and Elizabeth Craft Designs. Suzanne came out with a bunch of stencils and I'm using the "Butterflies/Stars Spray Stencil" (on Quietfire Design HERE). Then I'm  using a couple and a part of A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Friends", "Special Moments" 2pce die set, and "R from Remember" also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE

And using a couple sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design, as well as a design element butterfly
("I Don't Tell You Often Enough..." 5pce set); ("Let Them Eat Cupcakes/Happy Birthday" 4pce set);  ("Butterflies/Dragonflies" 7pce set) 

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy or click HERE to go to my website.

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday  #468  for a female
Creatalicious Challenge  #110  opt green or anything goes
Sir Stamps A Lot  monthly Mar Close to Nature
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge  #159 green + ribbon
Crafty Catz Weekly  #361  mainly green or anything goes
Cut It Up Challenge  #117 Think Green
All Sorts Challenge  #406 for a female
Catch The Bug  #507 birds, bees, butterflies
Hiding In My Craft Room  #292 use your scraps
Avenue 613  #195 use rubber or anything goes
Cardmaker Magazine on Facebook  spring
City Crafter  #353 spring
Pinspiration Challenge  #186 spring

ANYTHING GOES:
Little Miss Muffet  #158
Southern Girls Challenge  #155 (I know, I have too many challenges...)
JW Scrap Shack  #179
Polka Doodle Challenge  #10


quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Friday, March 10, 2017

MC Jan/17 - Bargello- ECD Thanks - For Everything

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_Bargello_ECDThanks_ForEverything.html 

I'm finally uploading this card I made in January... made from the leftovers of a previous Bargello card.

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thanks" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using one of the Thanks cuddlers 7pce stamp set from Quietfire Design on the inside.


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_Bargello_ECDThanks_ForEverything.html
Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  Thanks
Love to Scrap Challenge  #95  anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  #150  dots or stripes
TTCRD  #7 - 13 Anything goes
Scrapyland Challenge  #61 anything goes
Crafty Creations  #336  anything goes
QKR Stampede  #234  thank you or anything goes

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_Bargello_ECDThanks_ForEverything.html

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MC Mar/17 - Yellow Rose - ECD Friends - Those Who Find

I came across this tattoo image of a rose (eltattooartist on Deviant Art) and had an urge to do some coloring... so I printed it out on white cardstock and this is the result.

Side folded the white card to make a 5"w x 7" h card. Colored the image with Prisma colored pencils. The backgrond was too bare so I randomly embossed using my hard rubber mallet and Darrice "Bricks" embossing folder. Hit the high points with Distress "Tea Dye" and then sponged a bit of "Ground Espresso", then a touch of "Mustard Seed".

A while back I die cut a whole whack of Quietfire Design words (also available from Elizabeth Craft Designs), and this was one cut from some scrapbook paper... which I then adhered onto a black layer, slightly offset. Friends and on Quietfire Design HERE

On the inside stamped the rose ("The Earth Laughs In Flowers" 2 pce set) and colored with Derwent Inktense colored pencils, moving the color around with a wet paintbrush.  Stamped the quote (" Always Be My Friend..." 3pce set) with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Then randomly stamped around everything with the "crackle stamp. Sponged some brown around everything. (all stamps from Quietfire Design)

Click on any card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Card Thursday  #467  anything goes
Card Mania Challenge  #90 pastel colors
Oh La La Creations  #223 embossing
Stamps Fun Creativity  #296 die cuts
Brown Sugar Challenge  #240 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #360 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #178 anything goes
Craft Stamper  anything goes
Dies R Us  #68 something new (the digi image)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #9 anything goes
QKR Stampede  #233 anything goes
We Love 2 Create  #5 anything goes



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MC Mar/17 - BFly Bendi Card - Slainte - May The Wings

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My turn on the Quietfire Digital blog today and since we're getting close to St Patrick's day, thought I'd do something with shamrocks. BIG GRIN

I'm using parts of 3 files to create this card although you could probably get away with only using 2 files... Click on any of the file images below to purchase.
  
I'm also using a Quietfire Design quote stamp of an Irish Blessing "Butterfly Circle - May The Wings..." 5 pce set.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge  #154 Nature
Crafty Catz Weekly  #359 Spring or anything goes

ANYTHING GOES:
Crafty Sentiments
TTCRD  #28 - 6
Little Miss Muffet  #157
Alphabet Challenge  Y for you choose
Brown Sugar Challenge   #239
JW Scrap Shack  #177
Polka Doodle Challenge  #8
We Love 2 Create  #4
Dar and Diane  spring

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Gems Are Precious

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/GemsArePrecious.html
Our Guild has a "Strange Paper" galleria coming up at Monday's meeting... I love Bee Paper Bogus Recycled Sketch Paper. It's this nice brown shade and has a rough'ish texture good for pastels and colored pencils, and I was in a mood to create some gems... This is the result. I'm very pleased with it. Love those gems BIG GRIN. The lettering is a double dipping with Sumi ink technique.

Anyway if you want to see more details and images, just click on any image. Enjoy




Thursday, February 23, 2017

Butterflies Bendi Card - Easter - I Just Look Up

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_ButterfliesBendiCard_Easter_SometimesIJustLookUp.html
I've been published in the latest copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Spring 2017 issue with this digital file Bendi card.

I'm using parts of several Quietfire Design digital files available on the Silhouette onLine store.Click on any one of them to purchase or see more details.

https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/156211   https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/77378   https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/75846

I'm also using one of the more recent stamps from Quietfire Design "Sometimes I Just Look Up..." Love the quote, it puts a smile on my face every time I say it...

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Sir Stamps a Lot  monthly Feb  animals
Artistic Inspirations  #173 anything goes
Crafty Sentiments  Spring
Cuttlebug Mania  animal (cut the oval with a die)
TTCRD  #21 - 27 anything goes
JW Scrap Shack  #176 anything goes
Dies R Us challenge  #67 spring
Polka Doodle Challenge  #7  anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #403 anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #174 animal + sentiment
Pinspirations Challenge  #184 (see pic below


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCOct16_ButterfliesBendiCard_Easter_SometimesIJustLookUp.html

Monday, February 20, 2017

Queen of Hearts Blog Hop 2017 WINNER!!!

What wonderful comments I received on my Queen of Hearts Hop blog post. Thank you everyone for participating and thank you Suzanne for the fabulous stamps, dies, and stencils that you create. Without them my projects would surely be lacking...

I used random org to choose my winner and it was


Hi Carla from Utah... CONGRATS!!!

Thanks so much for your lovely comment.


you said:

Beautiful easel card
and love all the
sayings and great
design.
Carla from Utah


PLEASE EMAIL ME your snail mail address so Suzanne from Quietfire Design can mail out your prize


Have a great day

and thanks again for playing along in our hop.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Queen Of Hearts 2017 Blog Hop - MC Feb/17 - Side Easel - ECD Wishing You Hapy Birthday - Always Believe

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Welcome to the Quietfire Design's 2017 Queen of Hearts Blog Hop!
This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects! 
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Above is my contribution to this blog hop using The newest die set from A Way With Words from  Elizabeth Craft Designs "Wishing You" and a couple from the previous release "Happy Birthday" 2 pce set and "Calligraphic Elements 2 - Flourished Heart" - All also available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE

Now Suzanne has also started a stencil line and I'm using the "Flourished Frame" loving it. You can get them at Elizabeth Craft Designs or HERE on Quietfire Design.

And what would a card be if it didn't have some calligraphic stamped quote from Suzanne - I'm using one of the just released ones "Always Believe..." and an oldie but goodie design element stamp "Butterflies/Dragonflies" 7 pce set
 

Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):
Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and ME...
Fri Feb 17 Selma

What would a celebration be without a giveaway!? Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog. 
Make sure you leave a comment below before midnight Sunday February 19, 2017. A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts! You can go back if you've missed any of them. 

Good Luck! 
Penny Black at all Sorts  monthly Feb  Use your favorite stamps (Quietfire Stamps)
Oh La La Creations  #222 die cuts
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  your favorite combo (Elizabeth Craft Designs dies with Quietfire Design stamps)
TTCRD  #14 - 20 anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #330 Say it with Words
Crafty Creations Challenge  #335 anything goes
Lil Red Wagon  #381  Season of Love (your favorite Company - Quietfire Design)
Pennys Challenges  #316 anything goes
ScrapyLand  #60 add texture
Polka Doodle Challenge  #6 anything goes
QKR Stampede  #230 embossing or anything goes
Corrosive Challenges  #2 anything goes

Seize the Birthday  HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCFeb17_SideEasel_ECDWishinYouHappyBirthday_AlwaysBelieve.html

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Queen of Hearts 2017 Blog Hop


This week we're celebrating the release of the newest dies, stencils and stamps from Quietfire Design by sharing our best projects!

And now for the good stuff!
Here is our Blog Hop Schedule with the dates each designer will be posting (Click on each person's name to go to their blog):

Sun Feb 12 - Suzanne
Mon Feb 13 - Wanda and Connie
Tues Feb 14 - Robyn and Teresa
Wed Feb 15 - Kathy Jo and Diana
Thurs Feb 16 Yvonne and Yogi
Fri Feb 17 Selma
   
What would a celebration be without a giveaway!? Suzanne is giving away stamps, dies or stencils to random winners on each blog.

A winner will be randomly chosen from my list of comments and the winner's name will be posted on Quietfire Creations shortly afterwards. Visit and leave comments on all the designers Queen of Hearts blog posts for chances to win on their blogs! You can go back if you've missed any of them.

Good Luck!
See you over on Wanda's and Connie's blogs tomorrow.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

ECD - Sending Hugs & Kisses

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And another card using the newest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words "You", "Sending Hugs Kisses",  and one from the previous release "Calligraphic Elements 2 - Ampersands" All available on Quietfire Design HERE, HERE and HERE

Loving all these newest dies. They are so interchangeable to make countless new combos...

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Cute Daisy May  monthly Feb love
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #173  Valentine or Love sentiment
Crafty  Calendar Challenge love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs  #94  love
Love To Scrap Challenge  who loves you
Facebook Card Maker Magazine  from the heart
City Crafter  #348 love
Cuttebug Mania  red as main color
Deep Ocean Challenge  #148 hearts
Fab n Funky Challenges  #337 wild about you
Frilly n Funky  Valentine
The House That Stamps Built  #F817 Bingo:  valentine, W/C, die; emboss, pink, gems; red, hearts, vellum
Sisterhood of Crafters  #70  red
Art Impressions Stamps  #201  love 
Dies R Us  challenge  #66  hearts 
Simply Create Too  #124 love
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Love

ANYTHING GOES:
Artistic Inspirations  #172
Crafty Sentiments Challenge
TTCRD  #7 -13
Crafty Creations Challenge  #334
Pennys Challenges  #315
Scrapy Land Challenge  #59
Craft Stamper Challenge  
We Love To Create  #3

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Georgia Angelopoulos - Things Greek & Gilded Class

http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/GeorgiaA_Greek&Gilded/GeorgiaA_Greek&GildedClass.html 
I took a two day class with Georgia Angelopoulos - FABULOUS!!. Love the way Georgia teaches, she's such a giving teacher with a wealth of info. I came away inspired...

These are the pieces I did during the class. Click on either image to see all the details and descriptions. 
 http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/GeorgiaA_Greek&Gilded/GeorgiaA_Greek&GildedClass.html

The two calligraphed pieces below are a direct result of this class and I will be submitting them for an upcoming Guild show we are having at the Fish Creek Library here in Calgary, Alberta for the month of March.
http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Imagine_I'mADreamer.html
http://yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/Imagine_I'mADreamer.html







Wednesday, February 1, 2017

MC Feb/17 - Hearts Bendi Card - Moi & Toi

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My turn on the Quietfire Digital blog today and since we're getting close to Valentine's day, thought I'd do a heart card...Love the "Moi et Toi... Both these files created by Suzanne and available on the Silhouette onLine store. Just click on either image to purchase...


You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy or click HERE to go to my web site.

I'm using an Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words ampersand "Calligraphic Elements 2" set, also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm using a sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design "Calligraphic Love Bits" 6pce stamp set


And it fits for these challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown  #328 love notes
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #400 valentine

ANYTHING GOES:
Little Miss Muffet  #155
Brown Sugar Challenge  #235
Crafty Catz Weekly  #355
JW Scrap Shack  #173
Polka Doodle Challenge  #3
QKR Stampede  #228

quietfiredigital.blogspot.ca

Sunday, January 22, 2017

MC Jan/17 - Easel Heirloom Roses - ECD Because, Special - I Don't Tell You - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselHeirloomRoses_ECDBecause,Special_IDon'tTellYou_HB.html
I finally got inspired to create today... Got a new set of dies from Tim Holtz (Mixed Media 2 - 3pce set) and created the upper border with one of them. Then I'm using a couple of the newest dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Because" and "Special" also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE. (they're on pre-order at the moment).
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselHeirloomRoses_ECDBecause,Special_IDon'tTellYou_HB.html
Of course I'm using my favorite roses die from Die-Namics "Heirloom Hybrid Roses", and my favorite decorative paper made with Brushos and Color Burst of watercolor paper.

Anyway you can read all about it on my website by clicking on any card image enjoy

And it fits for these challenges - a whole whack of them....:
Deep Ocean Challenge   #146 something new
Tuesday Throwdown  #326 favorite medium (Brushos and Color Burst)
Aud Sentiment Challenge  #171 sentiment
Crafty Ribbons on Facebook  ribbon
Crafty Calendar Challenge   monthly Jan  something new
Cute Daisy May  Monthly Jan  something new
Card Mania  #88 layer it
Fab n Funky challenges  #334  ribbon
Scrapyland  #58 favorite colors (purples)
Catch The Bug  #503 Bingo:  tab, pearl, ribbon; button, free, sentiment; blue, emboss, dots/stripes
Sweet Stampin Challenge  dies/punches

ANYTHING GOES:
Crafty Sentiments  Challenge 
Digi Stamps for Joy  monthly Jan
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Jan
Love 2 Scrap  #93
Stamps, Fun, Creativity  #293
TTCRD  #17 - 24
Crafty Creations  #333
Pennys Challenges  #312
Brown Sugar Challenge  #234
Crafty Catz Weekly  #354
JW Scrap Shack  #172
Crafty Stamper Challenge
Polka Doodle Challenge  #2
QKR Stampede  #227
Corrosive Challenges  #13
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselHeirloomRoses_ECDBecause,Special_IDon'tTellYou_HB.html


Monday, January 16, 2017

MC Jan/17 - ECD Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful You


quietfirecreations.blogspot.caUsing one of the newest dies - another, batch of fantastic calligraphed die cut words by signature designer Suzanne Cannon available on Elizabeth Craft Designs A Way With Words "Beautiful" and one from a previous release YOU from "Thank You" both also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

Click Here to see all the details and descriptions, or HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
QKR Stampede  #226  CAS

ANYTHING GOES:
Little Miss Muffet  #154
Brown Sugar Challenge  #233
Crafty Catz Weekly  #353


 quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Sunday, January 8, 2017

MC Jan/17 - Easel Quill - ECD Celebrate - The Earth Laughs - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselQuill_ECDCelebrate_TheEarthLaughs_HB.html

I seem to be in a slump creatively speaking. Can't seem to stay concentrated on creating... I'd be reading my book and then spend 10 minutes here or there to add stuff to a card... I hope this passes soon and I get back to spending all day creating... But even still I'm very happy with the results.

Love the brown cardstock I used from (paper-Garden.ca "Flavours Gourmet Cardstock - Moroccan Cocoa"). All the quilled elements are from my 2016 stash done with the gals at quilling sessions. The weaving is another way to use your scraps.

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Celebrate" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

And I'm using a quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design ("The Earth Laughs In Flowers" 2pce set); ("Twirl and Enjoy" 3pce set); ("Happy Birthday Plain and Simple" 7pce set) 

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs  Celebrate
Oh La La Creations   #219 feminine
Facebook Card Maker Mag  use a new technique (the embossed weaving strips)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge  something new (the weave strips technique)
Dar And Diane  Birthday
Frilly n Funky  vintage/shappy chic what inspires you
Art Impressions Stamps  #199 new technique (the weave strips)
4 Crafty Chics   #332 scrap papers (the weave strips)
Seize the Birthday birthday
Cut it Up Challenge  #112 something old (the mini beads, bird/flower stamp), something new (the weave technique)
Polka Doodle Challenge  #52 something new  (the weave strips technique)
My Time to Craft  #337  something new  (the weave strips technique)

ANYTHING GOES
Love to Scrap  #9
Crafty Creations Challenge
Penny's Challenges  #310
Scrapy Land  #57
Cute Card Thursday  #459



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselQuill_ECDCelebrate_TheEarthLaughs_HB.html

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MC Jan/17 - ECD I Believe - With Every Drop Of Rain - With Sympathy

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quietfirecreations.blogspot.caI calligraphed this song a while back and it started floating through my mind again and the only way to get it out is to put it down on paper....

I'm using a couple of A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Calligraphic Elements 1" and "Believe" also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

Also using a quote and sentiment  stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design
("May Each Treasured Memory"); ("10 Tiny Sentiments" 10pce set) 


Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy or click HERE to go to my website

And fits for these challenges:
Southern Girls Challenge  #150  anything goes
TTCRD  #3 - 9 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge  #145 your absolutely favorite of 2016 (made in 2016 - love this song...)

quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca

Sunday, January 1, 2017

MC Jan/17 - Easel Bargello - ECD Thinking Of You - Friendship

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselBargello_ECDThinkingOfYu_Friendship.html

Happy New Year everyone. To start of the year I thought I'd start with using a very old technique to use up some of those scraps... I used to do a lot of crewel work using the Bargello design. So here is one card using the Bargello pattern using paper. Love the way it turned out... Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

I'm using an A Way With Words die from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Thinking Of You" also available on Quietfire Design HERE

I'm also using a Quietfire Design quote stamp that I love "Friendship Isn't a Big Thing..."

And it fits for these challenges:
Avenue 613  #193  optional a technique

ANYTHING GOES:
Fashionable Stamping  #118
TTCRD  #27 - 2
Penny's Challenges  #309
Simon Says Stamp Challenge 
The Paper Shelter  #277
4 Crafty Chicks   #331
Cute Card Thursday  #458
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #396
Brown Sugar Challenge  #231
JW Scrap Shack  #170
Dies R Us Challenge  #64

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2017/MCJan17_EaselBargello_ECDThinkingOfYu_Friendship.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MC Dec/16 - Easel Pear - ECD Merci, Danke - Thanks for Everything

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCDec16_EaselPear_ECDMerci,Danke_ThanksForEverything.html

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and since I've had enough of Xmas stuff, thought I'd get started on my Thank You cards... BIG GRIN

I'm using a couple A Way With Words dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs "Merci" and "Danke" also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE

I'm also using a sentiment stamp set from Quietfire Design "Thanks - Cuddlers" 7pce set

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions or click HERE to go to my website. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #229 red, green & white
Createalicous  #104  traditional Xmas colors or anything goes
Power Poppy  monthly Dec  sweet treat.
Crazy Challenge  #238  anything goes
Love To Scrap  #92 anything goes 
Crazy 4 Challenges  #366 sketch 341


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2016/MCDec16_EaselPear_ECDMerci,Danke_ThanksForEverything.html

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Paper Garden envelope - Thea

I received a wonderful sample batch of a envelopes from Paper-Garden.ca  - this is the 1st one I used to send to a friend. (Pop-Tone color: Pink Lemonade). There are pearlescent, metallic and various other types in a bunch of colors, so I'll have fun experimenting... This one is a pale pink. Click HERE to see a full selection of the envelopes.

I used a 3.8 parallel pen filled with Sumi ink and H2º and using my Whimsical style lettering. When dry added a purple colored pencil line detail. The blurry area is where the address was that I removed...

I stamped the poinsettia (Penny Black) using my Misti and watercolor stamping technique with Distress pads.