Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Thank You Card

Hello all!

I've got a thank you card to share this time.
Every couple years I get courageous to arrange a Different Point of View swap on OSA (a yahoo group called Oriental Stamp Artists).  To encourage participation I select a stamp from one of the vendors that are part of the group and try to make it an image that could be used in different ways. This is a two fold swap.  First they do get a card for sending in a card.  Second, I ask them to send me a second card for submission to a magazine.  I have had two of these swaps published in the past and love to see the result!
I just completed this year's attempt with an image from Art Neko/ About Art Accents called 'Koi with Stylized Wave'

I am horrible at sending thank you cards when well deserved, and I make cards!!!  I decided to try and change this bad habit and created one for the owner of the company.  She allowed me (as most stamp companies do) to use her image in a publishing attempt, but also gave me permission to send stamped images to those who may wish to play along, but do not have the funds to purchase the stamp. Most companies do not allow that. 
Since I have sent the cards off to possibly be published I cannot share those, but I can share the thank you card I created today.

I used two kinds of oriental washi paper in the background, some shimmer cardstock from DCWV and some handmade marbled paper I had in my stash to stamp and cut out the flowers.  I cannot remember where the cherry blossom stamps came from, but I love the versatility.  I also used the largest of the Labels 4 from Spellbinders for the opening and the Spellbinders Layered flowers in the bottom left cluster.

Hugs to all!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Puppy Cards


Feeling like crap today so I focused on finishing some cards for the Shetland Sheepdog Fanciers Club in Edmonton, Alberta.  I've been a member for a few years and have been making cards for silent auctions and special occasions for a while too. 

This batch is for some competitions the club is hosting next month and the Sheltie Extravaganza in October. The October show is the Canada-wide competition. They hire judges and pay for their accommodations, but a thank you is always given as well.  I have made these cards to be given as part of the gift to the judges.

The supplies used are:
Adorn It Hound Dog Papers
Dog napkins by DTSC Imports
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Paw printed twill ribbon by
Quote stamp by SU!
Derwent Coloursoft pencils

Also used this week's Mojo Monday sketch

Hope you like it!

Cindy :)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Where Bloggers Create!

I am so over the moon that Karen has decided to host another Where Bloggers Create day this year!We have just moved cross country and I am building up a brand new craft room that I am looking forward to sharing...  I have gotten so many ideas from previous years' posts! I have lurked to some blogs that are dear to me and even made a shy request of comment once in a while...  All these regular creative bloggers remind me to play and get me motivated to play! 

If you have a blog and have a dedicated corner that you play in, join the fun!  On July 15th there will be quite a few of us posting and hopefully gaining some followers too! There is a poster on the side bar that if you click on it, will bring you to Karen's page with the details of this event.

I have already posted the beginning of the renovation for my space here.  And here's a sneak peak of what I have been doing... the rest will be revealed then!

Cindy :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Play Time and Mojo Challenge


I am back playing again and it feels GREAT!
Still unpacking and sorting but cannot resist making a card here and there.
Gotta remember to take pics before sending them off though! 
Already sent off two and forgot to document...

I'm playing with the Mojo Challenge of this week and used it to create a swap card for my Oriental Stamp Art group on Yahoo.  The swap is oriental in nature and using Black + White + Green only (for this month).  I do like these swaps and combining them with other challenges is extra fun...

I am still sorting and cleaning my new craft area and am quite embarrassed at the mess right now.
Shall endeavor to get it mostly set up and update you all with after pics soon...

Cindy :)

Time Flies!

 It's June! Almost July! I have just come back from Quilt Canada in Vancouver.   This is a show that highlights the best juried quilts a...