Showing posts with label Lockhart Stamps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lockhart Stamps. Show all posts

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Get Your Game On!

I'm sure a lot of people in the US will be glued to their TV sets for the Superbowl on Sunday!  Our team (the Patriots) didn't make it this year so the thrill of watching the game isn't quite as high as it would be if they were playing - but we will probably have the game on even if we don't watch it closely!

My card today depicts a much simpler game  -  checkers!  and I created it for the Cas-ology Cue Card challenge -  the cue card this week is GAME.
I stamped this cute little game board from Lockhart Stamps onto red card stock, cut it out and layered it onto my 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card that I had embossed with the Spellbinders Fleur de lis square.
I had the perfect sentiment to go along with my game board -  it's from the Waltzingmouse set called Half Pint Heroes.  I popped the checkerboard up on foam tape.

Stamps:  Checkerboard - Lockhart Stamps, sentiment from Half Pint Heroes set - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  foam tape, Fleur de Lis Squares - Spellbinders.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Fresh Baked Tag for the New Year!

Happy 2011 everyone! I cannot believe how fast a year flies by. And now we start a fresh new one!

I combined two recent Split Coast Challenges for my little tag today - the Clean And Simple challenge was to be inspired by this apron and the Try a New Technique challenge was to use stitching - real or faux.
Instead of a card - I decided to make a tag that I could attach to a freshly baked gift.
I've had this wonderful apron from Lockhart stamps for ages and, shame on me, I haven't used it in over a year! So I was happy to be inspired to finally use it.
First, I stamped the apron on the tag and then I paper pieced 2 different papers on it. I quickly stitched around the edges of the tag, stamped the WMS sentiments and grid (don't the grids look like cooling racks?!) I sponged the edges and added the wrinkled seam tape.
Did you make any New Year's Resolutions or did you resolve not to make any???!!!
Mine are the ongoing, never ending ones - try to eat better and exercise more!
Stamps: Apron #2104 - Lockhart Stamp Co,, Waltzingmouse - Sentiments/Half Baked, grid/Off Beat Backgrounds
Paper: purchased tag - Staples, Patterned paper - Basic Grey/Urban Prairie/Corn Husk, Pool Plaid/Art Impressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters
Accessories: distresser, Blending tool, non stick craft mat - Ranger, Sewing Machine, wrinkled seam tape

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Special Birthday Card & a Free WMS Digi Image on World Card Making Day!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge over on Split Coast several weeks ago.

Each week Cindy offers a destination for our cards should we choose to participate. Someone who needs a lift or in this case has a really special birthday coming up. This particular week we made cards for Eula who celebrated her 108th birthday on 9/14/10! She is known for her flower gardens so I made flowers the theme of my card. The dress by Lockhart Stamps has roses and daisies on it.

After her birthday - the stamper who let Cindy (Mothermark) know about Eula, sent Cindy this picture of Eula along with just some of the cards she received. (can you see mine on the top center of the bulletin board!?) This lady reads 2 books a month, knits afghans for patients, and takes classes at the assisted living place where she lives. She knows how important it is to exercise your mind! She was just thrilled with all of her cards - and was most interested in learning about blogs and blogging!

What a wonderful reason to make a card - days like these make me proud to be a card stamper!!
Fun alert!: most of you probably know that this Saturday is World Card Making Day - To celebrate - Claire over at Waltzingmouse will be offering a free digi image on that day and will be holding a competition to win a free stamp set of choice. You'll find all the details on the Waltzingmouse Blog on Saturday!

And, of course, we're still having the WMS Saturday Sketch challenge as well! Lot's of excitement going on! See you then!!

Stamps: Dress Roses & Daisies - Lockhart Stamps, Victorian Alphabet - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse - PTI, DP Basic Grey Sultry Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics - YG11, E50, E02, RV06, RV02, BG10, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Scallop edge punch - SU, Corner rounder - EK Success

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Some Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Cards

I have 2 cards to share with you today....
I made this card for the Teapot challenge - Show your hearts - and 3 Dare to Get Dirty Challenges over on Split Coast. A sketch, a color challenge and one more - can you guess what it is?

The 'Enjoy' is a Waltzingmouse Stamp, the popcorn snacks stamp is Lockhart and I printed 'the show' with my Brother label maker! The red panel is embossed with my new Tim Holtz cracked folder and the strip is stamped with a Waltzingmouse bg stamp from Pic-Nic Patterns.

I can just tuck these theater passes into this card and send it off to a friend!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Rescue Remedies Additions, Pic-Nic Patterns, Lockhart Stamps
Paper: white, pure poppy, Summer Sunrise - PTI,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron - SU, Barn Door - Ranger Distress
Accessories: Sizzix Embossing folder - Cracked, Copics YR61, E02, R35, E50, BG10, B05, V17, Y13, Pinking Circles Nestabilities, Brother Label Maker

I managed to get four Dare to Get Dirty challenges into this card! I don't get a lot of time each day to stamp so I really have to cram them in if I want to get all 33 challenges completed!
My fav new TV show is Miami Medical - hence the Sniff Sniff theme. The cute kleenex box is another Lockhart stamp. I used a mix of patterend papers on this card.
All members of the Fan Club can play with the DTGD challenges - so come along! you'll find them in the Forum under Split Coast Challenges!
Be sure to check back here over the weekend - I'll be sneak peeking the new Waltzingmouse stamp sets being released next week along with the rest of the Design Team! You won't want to miss the fun!!
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Co
Paper: vintage cream, ocean tides - PTI, DP October Afternoon/thrift shop/ needs Paint & One of a kind
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink
Accessories: Glue dot, foam dimensionals, labels three Nestabilities, MS edge punch, sponge applicator Ranger, Vintage button and narrow silk ribbon - PTI, Copics E02, E50

Monday, September 21, 2009

An Apron for a Friend

Stef showed us the Lama Designs web site for the inspiration challenge on Split Coast. I was inspired by this pretty apron.
I've been wanting to use this apron stamp by Lockhart stamps - it lends itself so well to being paper pieced. I used Cosmo Cricket DP's - Early Bird on the apron and Girl Friday for the towel. I left the ends of the twill loose to suggest apron strings. The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Earth Angel set

This also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World's around the house challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Apron: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: Earth Angel/Waltzingmouse Stamps
Paper: VIntage cream, Pure Poppy: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Early Bird (Apron), Girl Friday (towel)
Ink: onyx black Versafine
Accessories: basic grey glazed brad, pure poppy twill: PTI, Oval punch: SU, Lacey punch: Martha Stewart, foam dimensionals

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Chef's Announcement

This weeks Featured Stamper on Split Coast was my good stamping friend and Fellow Doubledog Dare Challenge Team member Joanne Travis (sleepyinseattle). I CASED her fun chef card

I missed making this fun stand up card when it was a new technique challenge on Split Coast and I just love Chef (Voila by Stamping Up) so this was the card for me! Anne (Itsapassion) - another good stamping buddy who is also on the DDC team - is having a special birthday this week - so I made this for her (Happy B'Day dearest Anne! This is in the mail to you along with a couple of treats!)

The card base is a Bazzill coral color and the designer paper is Basic Grey Porcelin. The cupcake is by Lockhart Stamps and I colored it with Copics. It's popped up on foam dimensionals and I added the Basic Grey Chipboard numbers on top!

On the back of the card I added two more stampings and this is where I signed the card.
Here are the copics I used on the cupcake and Chef's skin. His outfit is paperpieced with Bitty Box Basics by Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for coming by today! Leave me a comment so I can come visit you!!

Stamps: Chef: Voila SU, Cupcake: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: clearartstamps
Paper: Bazzill, White, Bitty Box Basics, White: PTI, basic black: SU, DP: Basic Grey: Porcelin/Hampton
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Sorbet: PTI
Accessories: sponge, dotted satin ribbon: PTI, chib board sticker numbers: Basic Grey, Pinking Circle, circle: Nestabilities, sugar coated brad: Doodlebug Design, Spellbinders Tag 5, foam dimensionals, copics

Monday, October 27, 2008

Is Frosting in the 5 Food Groups? and a Travel Napkin

My first card today is for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with some SCS friends. Joan Ervin was our hostess this week and she challenged us to make a card with plenty of sugar and calories - something good to eat!

I thought this fun sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado (don't try the cupcake - go for the frosting, happy birthday. Liam Holland Age 8) and yummy little cupcake by Lockhart Stamps would fit the bill!

Remember when you just lapped the frosting off cupcakes and then didn't eat the cake?!?!?! Or was I the only one that did that?!?!?

You can check out all the high calorie cards here!!

Stamps: sentiment: Inkadinkado, Cupcake: Lockhart Stamps
Paper: white, PTI, Ballet Blue, Real Red: SU, DP: basic grey Cupcake
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: SU markers, coffee ice stickles, hole punch, nestability circles, foam dimensionals

My second card was for Today's Try a new Technique challenge on Split Coast that was to use a decorative paper napkin on your card.

These are the Lynn's instructions: Supplies:
Decorative Napkin
Freezer Paper (the white stuff with a waxy coating on the backside)
A piece of scratch or copy paper
Other cardstock and supplies you would like to complete your project.

First start by unfolding your napkin and if it is a multi-ply napkin, carefully pull the layers apart so that you only have the top decorative layer for your project. Cut a piece of freezer paper a little larger than your napkin (about 1/2 to 3/4") Heat your iron while you first lay your freezer paper, shiny side up, on your ironing board.

Next, lay your decorative napkin (pretty side up) onto your freezer paper, then lay your copy paper on top of your napkin.

Heat with your iron (set on medium - no steam) for about 15 to 30 seconds, moving your iron over the copy paper, applying gentle pressure until your napkin is adhered to your freezer paper.

Now just apply your pretty napkin to your cardstock, (just like you would if you were using patterned paper) and complete your project as desired.

I used this pretty scenic napkin that I got on a summer vacation on Prince Edward Island. I thought it looked so lovely - I didn't add anything accept the sentiment under the image.

I must say that I had some issues with the napkin separating from the freezer paper when I put the double sided adhesive on the paper. So I think I need to play around with the ironing bit a little - maybe I ironed it too long? Most of it stuck together - just a few areas pulled apart and I just put some adhesive between the layers and stuck it back down! I think it's a great new technique for a different kind of card though and worth another shot to get the technique down pat.

That's it from me today - I appreciate your stopping by!

Saturday I'll be participating in the H&M Design Team Blog Hop - all the DT members are making lovely holiday decorations to inspire you - so be sure to come by this Saturday - Nov 1!

Stamps: Sentiment: Simple Little Things: PTI
Paper: Kraft, Ruby Red: SU
Ink: Onyx Black versafine
Accessories: decorative paper napkin, freezer paper, iron, sheet of typing paper
Techniques: paper napkin transfer

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Stitched Flap Cupcake Birthday

Hi everyone! Today was a beautiful, sunny, hot day here in Massachusetts! We had my son and his fiance over for dinner out on the patio in the backyard - they had predicted rain earlier in the week for today so I cooked inside just in case but it was a wonderful day! They have 2 bassett hounds - Daisy and Roscoe - (my grandchildren! LOL!) who had a great time romping around in the yard!

So my stamping had to wait until after they left and I have 6 challenges on my work table to complete from the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Split coast! I'm trying not to panic LOL!!!

Here is my card covering 3 of the challenges:

This is a flap card for Rose Ann's challenge - see her tutorial on how to make one on Split Coast here.

It has cupcakes on it for Taylor's challenge to use those on your card - and I stitched around the edges of the card with my sewing machine for Julia's challenge to use stitching on your card.

Phew! I haven't done much sewing on my cards so that was a REAL challenge!! The Basic Grey designer paper called Cupcake worked perfectly for this don't you think?! The two cupcakes are from Lockhart stamps and the fun sentiment inside is from Printworks.
I used velcro for the closure instead of a magnet (in the tutorial) and I heated the ends of the ribbon with my hot gun to make it curl and shrink up. I sponged the edges with Certainly celery.

You can check out all the Flap cards people have made for the challenge on SCS here.

And all the cupcake cards here.

And all the stitched cards here!

Exciting news! I'm going to be teaching a class tomorrow up at the Paper Tree in Manchester, NH - we're going to be making little LL Bean-like summer totes out of card stock! You can see examples here as well as other kinds of bags I have made. Wish me luck - it's my first time teaching at a stamp shop and I'm a little nervous!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Cupcakes: Lockhart Stamps, Sentiment: Printworks
Paper: Cool Carribean, certainly celery: SU, White: PTI, DP: Basic Grey - Cupcake
Ink: Certainly Celery - SU, Onyx black versafine
Accessories: Dotted sheer ribbon, heat gun, scor pal, sewing machine, nestability circles, cuttlebug, coluzzle circle and knife, velcro, sponge, Prismacolor markers: sky blue light, ballet pink, cheey, cinnamon toast
Techniques: sewing, flap card, coluzzle, nestabilities

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Trifecta and A Summer Snowman in the Sand

This is my Trifecta card - I made it for 3 different challenges! First - it is the color challenge on Split Coast - to use Kraft, Soft Sky and Basic Black.

It also is the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. And number 3 - it is for the weekly Double Dare Challenge I do with a small group of SCS friends. That challenge was hosted by Joan Ervin this week and her instructions were to make a summer card using flowers and birds. You can see all the Double Dare challenge cards here.

I don't usually like combining challenges like that as I get so focussed on the rules of each one I lose my creativity (Stef was just talking about that on her blog today) But I had the vision of what I wanted to do with this and it all came together for me today!

The black panel is dry embossed with the distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder but you can't see it too well. The flowers are Stampin Up rub ons. The bird is from Amuse and the sentiment is Stampin Up - and they are up on foam dimensionals. I punched the scallop edge with my corner rounder with the guide piece taken off.

I made the inside sentiment on my computer - printed it out and punched it with my scallop punch.

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Bird: Amuse Clear Nature Set
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Soft Sky: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: SU Rub Ons, foam dimensionals, distressed stripes Cuttlebug folder, corner rounder, circle scallop punch

And here is another Snowman card that I made for my friend at work who sends them to her friend in Florida. This is for Danielle's June birthday - so it is a beach snowman!

I colored the image with my new Koh-I-Noor woodless colour pencils and gamsol. The pretty designer paper is for Peeps Sake by Imaginese and has a shimmer to it. The Happy Birthday is by Verve Visual and the name is done with Karen Foster Snap Stamps.

I stamped a cupcake by Lockhart Stamps - cut it out and layered it on the arm of the chair with foam dimensionals. I added red stickles on the cherry.

I stamped a Birthday verse from PapertreyInk and a pile of snowballs by Stamps By Judith on the inside.

You can see all my snowman cards by clicking on Snowmen in the index on the right column.
Thank you for stopping by today! I'd love to have you leave a comment for me!
Stamps: Happy Birthday - Verve Visual, Snowman in chair: A Country Welcome - Taking a Break, Cupcake: Lockhart Stamps, Danielle: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: Soft Sky, Basic Black - SU, White PTI, DP: Imaginese: for Peeps Sake
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Koh-I-Noore colour pencils, gamsol, Xmas red Stickles, dimensionals, circle and oval punches, circle scallop punch, paper stump