Showing posts with label Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge. Show all posts

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #18 - Friendship

Good morning everyone! It's Saturday and time for another Speedy the Cats Friend's Challenge. This week Vicki has challenged us to make a Friendship card!

And here's mine!


I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for my card and some pretty DP's from Cosmo Cricket. I just love this bird don't you?!


Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your friendship card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

This is my last week as a Friends of Speedy DT member - I've had such a blast using these wonderful MFP stamps these last 3 months! Thanks for having me ladies!

Hope you have something fun planned for your weekend - summer's almost over!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Bird/Tweet Blessings, Sentiment/Pears & Hollyhock
Paper: Red - MFP, white - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Togetherness
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Barn Door
Accessories: Flower die - PTI, narrow silk ribbon - PTI, Foam dimensionals, Scotch quick dry adhesive.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - #17 Harvest Theme

Well, it's Saturday and that means it's time for another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - this week Geri challenged us to make a card with a harvest theme - colors, fruit or flowers!

The Apples & Camellia set by Marks Finest Papers is just perfect for this challenge today. I inked the large apple in this set using Memento Dew drop ink pads which allowed me to color each section as I wanted - brown stem, green vine and red apple. There is actually a little butterfly on the stamp that I inked in peach - but then decided to put a punched butterfly there for a little dimension.
I sponged all my edges with Ranger Tea Dye and Mustard Seed inks. I embossed the frame on the card and adhered a piece of ribbon around the center of it. I stamped the image on a piece of CS, cut it out with a square Nestability die, sponged it and layered it over the embossed frame using foam dimensionals. Then I popped the little charm under the corner.

How will you use the harvest theme on a card this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camellia

Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Peach - MFP

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Mustard Seed, Tea Dye, Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon & Charm - MFP, glue dots, square nestabilities, foam dimensionals, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #16 - Think Flowers!

Welcome to Speedy the Cats Friends challenge #16! This week Joanne G challenged us to 'Think Flowers'!


The stamps, card stock, ribbon and Ranger inks are all from Marks' Finest Papers. The stamps are from two MFP sets - the branch with the bird and the flower are from Tweet Blessings and the sentiment is from Apples and Camellia.

I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch for my card today.

How will you use flowers on a card this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!! There will be a winner for every 50 entries!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope you're weekend is full of fun (and stamping!)!!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings, Apples & Camellia
Paper: White, Kraft - MFP, DP Basic Grey Paper Pad -
Ink: Ranger Distress - Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: Large gems - Michaels, tiny gems - Taylored Expressions, foam dimensionals, sponge and applicator Inksentials/Ranger, Quickie glue pen.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #15 - Make Your Own Embellies!

This week's Speedy the Cats' challenge comes from Joanne and she has asked us to make our own embellishments!

I made my own flowers and leaves using mulberry paper (see my flower tutorial here), I used a Sizzix die to make my sentiment tag and Martha Stewart's lace edge punch to make my lacey panel. I sewed around the edges with my sewing machine (is that making my own embellie??!)

The stamps, the blue card stock, the ribbon and the Ranger ink are all from Marks' Finest Papers. The stamps are from a new set called Tweet Blessings that will be released on Aug 10th!

What kind of embellishments will you make this week!?! Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for coming by today! Hope you have a great weekend my friends!
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings (to be released 8/10/10)
Paper: Blue - MFP, Kraft - PTI, Mulberry paper pack - AC Moore
Ink: Ranger Distress ink - stormy sky, whisper white craft - SU
Accessories: Ribbon - MFP, tag - sizzix die, sewing machine, distresser, Martha Stewart lacey punch, glue dots, white gel pen.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #14 - Thank you!

Welcome to another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge! This week Vicki challenged us to make a 'thank you' card.

I chose to use the sentiment 'Blessings' to convey my thanks on my card. These pretty stamps are from a new set being released mid-August by Marks' Finest Papers called Tweet Blessings.

I thought this Basic Grey DP matched the flowered bird perfectly! I colored the flowers on the bird with Copics, cut it out and layered it over the DP. I sponged all the edges 9on bird, sentiment and DP) with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink and curled up the corners a little bit on the DP.

The sentiment is cut with a small oval punch and framed in a Labels 10 Nestability die cut. I added a few black gems on the bird, the corner and the sentiment.

The stamps, the lime and pink card stock, the ribbon and charm are all from Marks' Finest Papers.

So come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your Thank You card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Thanks for stopping by today on your busy Saturday - I really appreciate it!

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Tweet Blessings (to be released mid-August)
Paper: Pink, Lime - MFP, white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Passion - SU, Ranger Distress - Tea Dye
Accessories: Foam dimensionals, copics - FV02, YG13, Charm & Ribbon - MFP, small oval punch - SU, Labels 10 Nestabilities.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #13 - Make it Masculine!

Happy Saturday everyone! It's time for another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge - Claudine challenged us all to make a masculine card this week -

I'm sneak peaking a new stamp set that will be released in Mid August - it's called Regal and Proud and is just perfect for masculine cards don't you think? Nothing like the good old out-of-doors scenes!


This is a real clean and simple design - no layers accept the framings - I stamped the images in black on white card stock - masked different areas with torn pieces of Eclipse tape and sponged on the colors to sort of coincide with the levels of the image. This could be a congratulations card - a good luck card or a birthday card right?

Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your masculine card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Regal & Proud (to be released in August)
Paper: White - PTI, Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Sage Shadow & Baja Breeze - SU
Accessories: sponge, Eclipse tape

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge #12

It's Saturday - and time for another Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge!




This week it's a color challenge - to use yellow, orange and red - bright summertime colors!

So what do I make??? A Fall Back to School card! LOL!! One student has brought an apple for the teacher - and another student has brought in a frog!



So what kind of card will you make using yellow, orange and red? Come on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your card there. You could win an MFP stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedys Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: MFP - Apples and Camellia

Paper: red & cream - MFP, Orange Zest - PTI, Barely Banana - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket/Girl Friday/Monday

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Barn Door, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Buterfly punch - Martha Stewart, Spiral punch - SU, frog charm - MFP, Sponge & wood applicator - Ranger, glue dots, Tim Holtz Cracked Sizzix embossing folder.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #11 - Punch it Up!

Happy Saturday everyone! And welcome to another Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge. This week we have to use punches on our card or project!

I used a scalloped edge punch as well as a butterfly punch on my card today!

The stamp set is Apples and Camelia - one of the July sets being released next week! Inside I stamped Get Well Soon (one of the sentiments in the set).

I added a lot of black and white dots, the gingham ribbon and gold apple charm!

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your 'use punches' card there. You could win a free MFP stamp set!

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camelia (July Release)
Paper: White - PTI, green, black and red - Marks Finest Papers.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Apple charm & black gingham ribbon - MFP, Black pearls - Amuse, Scalloped edge punch - SU, Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, black micron pen, white gel pen.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #9 - Use 3 Flowers

Happy Saturday everyone! This week the Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge is from Vicki - and she wants us to use 3 flowers on our card. Do you think I could have just made a card with this pretty DP and nothing else?? There have to be about 100 flowers on it don't there?!?!? LOL

Well, instead of going that route - I decided I'd better use some Marks Finest Papers stamps on my card! This beautiful Camellia flower and Get Well sentiment are from a set called Apples and Camellia that will be available in July (just want to tease you with it until then!!)

I stamped the flower 3 times on purple DP and colored over parts of it with a Copic marker to give it some depth. I cut out layers from each stamping and popped them up over one another for even more dimension. I layered the whole bloom onto a lime panel cut with a Big Scalloped Circle Nestability.

The sentiment is cut with a Fancy Tags Shapeability that I sponged with Milled Lavender Ranger Distress ink before taking it out of the die. I colored the two small flowers with a Copic and layered them over the tag.

And finally - I added some tiny bling to the flower centers and on the DP.

All of the paper is from MFP - ivory linen card, Lime Squeeze circle, Egyptian Gold and crisp copper kettle framing panels. DP is Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your 3 flower card there. You could win a free stamp set!

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camellia (to be released in July)
Paper: textured cream, metalic gold, metalic bronze, lime green - Marks Finest Papers, DP - Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Milled Lavender & Tea Dye - Ranger Distress Ink
Accessories: Big Scalloped Circle Nestability, foam dimensionals, Copic- BV31, sponge, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities, pink gems - Crystal Stickers, Flowers - Michaels (Bridal section), glue dots.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #8 Embossing

Welcome to Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge! This Saturday the challenge is to use embossing on your card.


These great cowboy stamps are from a set called Southwest Cowboy that will be released in July by Marks Finest Papers.

I black embossed the cowboy, row of cactus and sentiment on a panel cut with a square Nestability. The copper color paper is a wonderful metallic paper from MFP - I'm afraid you cannot appreciate the shine in the photo. I sponged the textured cream cardstock (also MFP!) with Ranger Tea Dye ink to give it that dusty desert feel!!

Here's what I stamped on the inside of my card. I just love the barbed wire! What a great set for those masculine cards we all need from time to time!

We'd love to have you join us in this embossing challenge - jump on over to Marks Finest Papers Blog and link your embossed card there. You could win a free stamp set!!

If you load your card on Split Coast please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers: Southwest Cowboy (being released July 1)
Paper: Marks Finest Papers - crisp copper kettle paper,
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Accessories: black embossing powder, hot gun, square nestabilities, cuttlebug, sponge, foam dimensionals, hot gun, fancy tags shapeabilities (with curly ends cut off)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #7

Welcome to Speedy the Cats' Friends Saturday challenge! This week our challenge is to make your own designer paper using stamps.

I stamped this fun sentiment (A Fine Pear) repeatedly across my white card stock to create my DP. I first drew lines in pencil so I would stamp straight!!

Then I just added the sentiment popped up on foam dimensionals and the ribbon and charm. This card could be either a wedding or anniversary card.

The stamp set is a Mark's Finest Papers June release called Pears & Hollyhocks. The pretty gingham ribbon , gold thread and pear charm are also from Faith's store.

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your card there. You could win a free stamp set!

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Pears & Hollyhocks

Paper: White, spring moss - PTI

Ink: Spring Moss -PTI, Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Ribbon, gold thread, pear charm - Marks Finest Papers, key tag punch, curly label punch- SU, foam dimensionals.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #6

I'm so excited to share the news with you that I have been invited to be a Blog Team Member for Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge every Saturday for the next three months!! Whoo Hoo!!!

This weeks challenge is to use Buttons and Bows! This cute dog theme stamp set is called More of Speedy the Cats' Friends and will be available on June 8th!!I dragged my ink pad across the card stock to give it a little texture and I paper pierced just a portion of the top right and bottom left corners. The dog and sentiment are up on foam dimensionals.
Here's what I stamped on the inside of my card.

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your card there. Every week one lucky entry will win a free MFP stamp set! How cool is that?!?

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - More of Speedy the Cat's Friends
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Dark Chocolate - PTI, Close to Cocoa - SU
Accessories: circle punch, key tag punch - SU, foam dimensionals, glue dots, Vintage Buttons - PTI, Ribbon - Mark's Finest Papers, paper piercer.