Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown

Today Team B's  Tuesday Throwdown Challenge is Homemade flowers.
 Our Sponsor is Flourish with a Bling and one lucky winner will receive a gift
 voucher from them. As much as I love to make flowers seems this is a season 
of life over the top and there is a definite shortage of time. So my card is a simple 
one with just one flower made with some scrim. A couple leaves cut 
out and scrunched and voila! My teamies have lots of wonderful
flower inspiration for you, so do stop over for a visit!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Our new Monday Challenge

Friends of Speedy TV is challenging you to make a shaped card this week.
 My teamies have lots of fun inspiration for you so check them out. I decided to make a
pumpkin card. Its way too hot here so the fall sounds really nice about now.
I use an old plastic oval die and cutter  to make the ovals 
and them embossed them. I cut out a stem and embossed it
and then stitched them all together for the front of the card.

The sentiment is from one the upcoming August Stamp Sets. The owl
is from the Autumn Splendor Set. I colored it and cut out only
using a part of the pumpkin and adhering it to the
sentiment which was cut out with a 
Spellbinder Scalloped Oval.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Friday~~

My work week is coming to an end and Im a happy girl!! 
Our TTSTV Challenge is to stencil with colored pencils. Barbie has a quick Tutorial  
you can check out.This was an easy and quick card to make.
I used my little square stencil doing random squares 
with two different colors of green and then came back and added
 the butterfly. The sentiment is from the  Set. The strip was stitched onto
 the dp with the edge cut out with a MS butterfly punch. The edge
 was embossed with a  Provo Craft folder and the lines added. 
Give it a try, it is great when you need a fast card!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Color Challenge Today.....

Our FOSTV Challenge this week is to use turquoise and orange. 
I used some Lost & Found dp, stitched onto the turquoise. The flower
 is made with a PTI die and some faux flower soft for a center.The sentiment 
is from the new Cone Flower Set embossed and stitched on. The leaf spray is also a
 Lost & Found dp cut with a Spellbinder die. Hows that for 
quick and simple! Come join in the fun this week.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tutorial Time with Speedy TV Challenge

Jane has brought us the tutorial this week. It is beyond the borders and her instructions 
make it quite easy!I have used one of our Super cool new July images... from the 
Cone Flower Set! Stop on over to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. and take 
a look at the New July Releases. They are Really nice!!
After stamping and coloring my image I cut it out with a Spellbinder Label #   The
 green is cut with a  Stampin UP scalloped border die and them embossed with 
the SU lattice. A little stitiching to put it all together. The sentiment is from
 the new Rose Set and attached with a little button.
The string looks very pink, have to replace that! This is a fun technique 
to add a little extra dimension, stop by and give it a try!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tuesday Throwdown Team B

Happy Tuesday friends, today at Tuesday Throwdown the challenge is  Lets have a picnic 
 and our sponsor is Meljen's  Designs. We all received these fun images, mine is called
 Hot Apple Pie.After coloring it was cut with a Spellbinder Scalloped Circle and 
dotted onto the gingham. the navy was embossed at one end and stitched 
then the gingham stitched on. The decorative border is a PTI die. The
 Sentiment was stamped and also mounted with foam dots. 
join in the fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Our new Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

FOSTV is challenging you to make a Sympathy card this week.
One of those cards none of us like to make but sometime you need.
I went with a stitched on floral background and 
used the pale blue to soften it.
After cutting it out with a Spellbinder Scalloped Square I
stitched around it and foam dotted on.
 The sentiment  is from Today Tomorow and Always Set,
stamped and cut with a Spellbinder fancy label. The little leaf 
spray is also cut with a Spellbinder foliage die. Simple and quick.
 Join in the fun and you may be the
 winner of a new stamp set!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Flower Pounding???

Have you heard of this technique?? That is our Tutorial and challenge this week at TTSTV
 Our tutorial is brought to us this week by Cheryl Miller. 
This is a long post full of pics....
 The technique can be used so many ways. I raided my yard for the last
remnants of flowers as it is really heating up here
 It was 115 degrees yesterday!
  One of the fun things about this one is that the images do not always turn out the same 
colors as they are in real life so its fun to see what you get!! After making a 
variety of images I embossed some and cut some out to use in my 
album. Each page uses a pounded image. The front was made with a gaillardia 
which are not purple but thats what it came out as.
 The smaller flower is from a Lantana that was yellow and red..
 I ran thru the dotted swiss folder and stitched onto
 the purple which was also embossed. Added a lattice border with a MS punch. 
The lg daisy is a MFT die and the small one is a Marvy 
punch. The sentiment from the Primitive Farm Set was stamped 
on a Spellbinder fancy tag and tied on. The spine was cut with
 a MS scallop punch.

This flower image came from the Potato Bush which are very purple but look
 more blue, embossed and cut with a
 Spellbinder die. The sentiment comes from the Huge Blossoms Set.
 A couple tags in the pocket.

This image is from the Plumbago embossed and cut out. The pocket and border
 are Spellbinders as is the bird and decorative oval. This sentiment
 is from the Birdcages Set.

This flower is from one I dont know the name of but it get little pink or lavender
 trumpets on it and it loves the heat!.All Spellbinder dies from two sets. .
 The sentiment is the Lantern Set.

This is another image using flowers from the Potato Bush. The pocket
 is a Spellbinder as is the stitched on striped border.
 The Sentiment is from the Island Life Set
This is another of the no name flower embossed and cut out. Cherry Lynn,
 PTI and Spellbinder dies and stitching does this last page. The sentiment
 if from the Be Wild & Free Set.

These are some of the tags I made for the pockets using leaves, potato plant, 
bougainvillea, plumbago and lantana.

We all used different flowers as we are all in different locals so this make for interesting
 results. Stop by and check out their creations and the tutorial you will
 find interesting!! All the sentiments I have used you will

Monday, June 30, 2014

Are you ready for the new FOSTV Challenge?

This week the challenge is to make a set of note cards.
 We all ran different directions with this one so stop over and see all the GREAT
 inspirations my teamies have for you. I have used a border technique we 
learned a TTSTV a few weeks ago. I have used 10 different stamp sets
 for the cards and holder....Dogwood Blossoms, Asian Delights 
Train Talk, Classic Dad, Wealthy Fish and the new June release 
Great Flower, Just a Note, Dino News, Tiger Lily, and the
Today Tomorrow and Always Sets.

After stamping  the images on each I used embossing folders to add
 texture to the bottom of each. Each one was colored and
 I added a little glitter to the train and card images for
the silver metal accents.

I then used different Spellbinder dies to cut 
different colored papers for the sentiments.

For the holder I took one long piece of paper folded twice 
added the image and embossing then rounded the corner and added 
a piece of velcro for a closure. Voila 
a quick set of note cards, a cute little gift for someone.

USA Heros mini stamp set

This weeks winner recieves the USA Heros Stamp Set

Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Friday...a new challenge today

Barbie Dobson is sharing the tutorial this week at Tutorial Time with Speedy TV. 
 She has detailed instructions for the fun Pocket Greeting Card. 
 This one was fun and can have a variety of takes for all kinds of occasions! 
I did a feminine floral one. Using the flowers from the
 May Friends Set, I stamped along the front border.
after addding the dp to the turned up part I punched it with a
Martha Stewart arches then tied the ribbon around it. It
forms a stop to tuck the top into.

Here is the inside of the card of the card, added
another punched piece of dp to match the pocket.
Here  is the tag tucked into the pocket. I cut it out with a Spellbinder 
and added one of the cut out flowers from the Friends Set.

Monday, June 23, 2014

An Easy Peasy Challenge this week!!

Buttons Buttons Buttons,,,,Friends of Speedy TV are challenging 
you to use some buttons on your creations! 
 Everyone has buttons so stop on over and join our challenge this week!

I used a My Minds Eye dp and added the yellow center. It looks almost green,
 in person but it looks very nice with the dp.both layers stitched onto the base. 
 The image is from the May Release, Tiger Lily Set, there is also a beautiful 
Bearded Iris all found a Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
this one was fun to color. Lilies come in so many different colors
  that you could do it any color. I chose yellow for a sunny happy
 look. My friend Martha sent me the die for the background so I 
dont know the name of it. The lily was foam dotted on for some
 dimension. I added several buttons picking up the different 
colors on the card. The sentiment is from the Dogwood Blossom Set and 
punched with a couple of Stampin Up punches.

Halloween Set is the prize for this weeks winner