Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easter greetings

I love finding a great sketch that can be used for multiple cards! I just finished making this batch of cards for the BC Childrens Hospital (sending them via Send A Smile 4 Kids Canada) using last week's sketch from Sketch and Stash. Most of the papers are from the "Peep" pack from We R Memory Keepers. The ribbons, flowers & buttons are freebies from a magazine. The gorgeous die cuts are Memory Box (thank you to my BFF Lee for cutting & sending these for me!). The bunny & puppy images are digital stamps from Karen's Doodles and the dragon is from Dustin Pike's Doodle Dragon Studios. Of course they are all coloured using Copic markers.
After assembling the cards I decided that they needed some some "bling" so I added Glossy Accents on the Easter eggs (background paper on dragon card, eggs in basket on bunny card) and Stickles to the basket filler (dragon card).

2 Sisters - anything goes
Allsorts - anything goes
Corrosive Challenges - another dimension (the images and flowers are popped up)
Crafty Catz - something starting with "B" (buttons, bunny)
Crazy Challenge - anything goes
Doodle Dragon - Pike's Playground - bling (glossy eggs & sparkly yellow basket filler)
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - pop it
Karen's Doodles - pastel Easter
Moving Along With the Times - layers
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Easter/spring
Truly Madly Crafty - ribbon & bling

Friday, February 24, 2012

Finally unpacked ... sort of

Update: This card was chosen as one of the top 3 at Simply Create! Yay!

I have finally completed my move, unpacked the majority of my boxes, and set up my crafting supplies. It's been so long since I've done anything creative (does arranging pots & pans in the cupboards count as creative? I think not) that I decided to start back with something simple.
I used one of my favourite digital stamps - "Follow the leader" from Pollycraft - which I coloured using Copic markers. The papers are from We R Memory Keepers. I needed a boost for my creativity so I chose this sketch from Scrapbook Essentials BC.

Now that I've broken the crafting drought, I'm going to get working on more Easter cards so that I can donate a bunch (including this one, of course) to BC Childrens Hospital (via Send A Smile 4 Kids Canada).  

  • Cute Card Thursday - winged things
  • iCopic Challenge - animal
  • Moving Along With the Times - lots of layers (I used 4)
  • Papercrafting Journey - make it cute (what's cuter than duckies)
  • Simon Says Stamp - 3 different papers
  • Simply Create Too - add sunshine to your day
  • Sisterhood of Crafters - use a digi
  • Stamp Man - colours of Spring/Easter
  • Truly Scrumptious - all creatures great & small