Sunday, April 28, 2013

Super Star Shirley - MFTWSC121

My Auntie Shirley did her first parachute jump at age 79!!  She's always telling her grandchildren, "You're never too old to do silly things" and she wanted to do something "exciting" before she turned 80.  Along with the excitement of the jump she raised £2,553.38 (and that's pounds, not dollars!) for a charity that gives residential holidays to disadvantaged children in England.  I used this week's MFTWSC121 but flipped it upside down.

The PI Plane Amazing image was perfect as that's exactly what my Auntie Shirley looked like! She wore a blue/yellow jumpsuit and goggles but I gave her the wings for being so brave!  I also added a generous layer of crystal effects to her goggles.

I wish I could have been there in person to cheer her on but these photos made me smile and my cousins kept me up to date with a play by play :)

And here she is with her jumping partner having just landed! 

I'm SO proud of my Super Star Auntie!!


Stamps:  PI Plane Amazing, First Place Award Ribbon Sentiments
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, MME Lime Twist Fly a Kite
Other:  Simply Scallops die-namic, Stacking Stars die-namic, First Place Award Ribbon die-namic, crystal effects, crochet thread

Friday, April 26, 2013

Bling it up - Bellariffic Friday

Today's Bellariffic Friday theme is "Bling it up" and I knew immediately I'd be making a Christmas card (I'm sadly VERY behind this year).  Nothing says bling like a sparkly snowflake!

I love Ramona and I love Christmas and I love snowflakes so you can imagine, I'm pretty pleased with my card :)  I used a bit more of one of my fav Christmas papers - I only have 1/2 sheet left.  What will I do when I run out?!  Lots of bling around the image, on her coat and of course that perfect snowflake.  I used liquid applique on her hood and tassel puffed up with some glitter.

I kept the inside pretty simple with just the image re-stamped.

Here are the copics I used.   I'm hoping this card will push me back on the Christmas card-making wagon!


Stamps:  Ramona Loves to Glide
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Reminisce "Frosted Over" designer paper
Other:  Adhesive Rhinestone square, tiny rhinestones, glitter, liquid applique, assorted snowflakes, SU Perfect Polkadots embossing folder

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Party - MFTWSC120

This week's MFTWSC120 was a great sketch but I rotated it once.  I also added one extra flag as "PART" would have seemed odd - LOL!

I love paper piecing these little mice.  A layer of crystal effects on the cake icing makes it shine and some glitter on the candle makes it sparkle.

This card had to stay pretty flat for mailing purposes.  I would have loved to pop up those flags but Canada Post charges extra for dimension :)

Here are the copics I used.

Have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Mouse in the House It's Your Birthday, SU Designer Typeset
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Not Quite Navy, Yellow, scrap pattern paper
Other:  Fishtail Flags Stax die-namics, Fishtail Flags Layers Stax die-namics, SU Riding Hood Red Pleated ribbon, rhinestone, crystal effects

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bellariffic Friday - Shoe-a-holic

Today's Bellariffic Friday is Sketch 8 and I made this for one of the doctors at work.  It's her birthday and she loves her shoes...well, who doesn't love shoes?!

I labelled all her shoe boxes with, hopefully, some of her favourite shoe stores.  For the embellishment, a couple of prima flowers with a button bow seemed to fit and I resisted using my "go to" Fishtail Flags on the inside and went with an open scallop border.

Here are the copics I used.


Stamps:  Imeldabella, MFT It's Your Birthday (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  Scraps
Other:  Ribbon, Prima flowers, button, crochet thread, MFT Open Scallop Edge die-namic, Polkadots embossing folder, circle nestie, scallop circle nestie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Girl Talk - MFTWSC119

My card for this week's MFTWSC119 was a little tricky for me.  I didn't have the large scallop die-namic from the Blueprints 1or the Party Banner die-namic but a sketch is for personal interpretation, so I did just that :) 

Even though I love my IPhone, I'm getting the itch for an IPad now after spending a week using my Mums!  I used the Turquoise Atyou Spica pen on her hairband and added two tiny rhinestones for the camera lens.

I used the larger of the Chevron Stripes die-namic on the inside and stamped the sentiment in MFT Black Licorice ink.  It stamps so crisp and clean - I LOVE this ink!! 


Stamps:  ALM Girl Talk
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, Black Licorice ink, copics
Paper:  Confetti Cream, Retired TE KI kit
Other:  Open Zig Zag die-namic, SU Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder, Oval Stax 1 die-namics, rhinestones

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sweet Sunday Spa - SSSC181

It's been a while since I've played along with Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  I love her sketches and for this one, SSSC181, I rotated it once to work with my image.

I really wanted the polish bottle to shine so added a layer of crystal effects.

Here are the copics I used.


Stamps:  MFT ALM Polished to Perfection
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe
Other:  MFT Layered Rose die-namic, MFT Hemp cord, crystal effects, button

Friday, April 5, 2013

Back for Bellariffic Friday

Two weeks with no stamping - but I'm back now.  I injured my back a couple of weeks ago which prevented me from sitting and stamping.  Then I flew to pack up my Mum and bring her home from warm, sunny Florida to cold, wintry Ontario!  Seriously, what's up with this weather?  It's April for goodness sake!  Hopefully my card today will bring on the warmer weather and April flowers.  This week's theme for Bellariffic Friday was Sketch 7 and we had a choice of making it a square or circle card.  I went with the square card because it's easier to stand up :)

I kept the inside very simple with just some co-ordinating paper.

I used a lot of copics but that's because there's a lot of flowers :)

Have a great weekend.


Stamps:  Patsy Pixie, Happy Birthday, MFT All Smiles
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black ink, copics
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, MFT Banana Split, EP Springtime & Seasonal Stripe
Other:  SU Pear Pizzazz ribbon, SU circle punches, MFT Crown Border die-namic, glitter