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Saturday, October 31, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 286

This week's challenge is to create a card using the Monochromatic Layered Stamping technique.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

Here is my card:
 


I'm sorry to say this will be my last blog entry as an MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge Design Team member.  I am so grateful for the time I have been able to be a part of MFP family and have learned so much from my fellow creative and talented team members. 
 
Now for my card this week.  My background was created with the Plywood stamp set that was stamped with Antique Linen Distress ink and the owl and sentiment from the Owls stamp set was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic markers.  The owl was fussy cut and adhered to the front of the card.  All stamps are from MFP Stamp Shop

I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, October 24, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 285

This week's challenge is to use a LARGE SENTIMENT and let TINY STAMPS highlight it.
 
Here is my card:
 

For my card this week I chose the large sentiment from the Background Diamonds and Flowers stamp set and all the dragonflies are from the Dragonflies stamp set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The sentiment was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink and the dragonflies were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The largest dragonfly was colored with the same red ink using a waterbrush.   The stitched border die cut from Simon Says Stamp was used to cut the cardstock which was then adhered to the base card.

I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie  


Saturday, October 17, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 284

This week's challenge is to create a card with rounded corners.
 
Here is my card:
 

For my card this week I chose the Scarecrow stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop.  The scarecrow was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and the crows were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The designer paper and each of the pieces of card stock were edged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  The Scarecrow was then adhered with dimensionals.     
 
I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 283

This week's challenge is to create a card that has 3 panels.

Here is my card:
 

This week's card was a lot of fun.  I chose the three Nutcrackers from the More Nutcrackers set and the sentiment is from the Cardinal set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  Each of the Nutcrackers were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafind Tuxedo Black ink.

I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, October 3, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 282

This week's challenge is to do collage stamping.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
 
Here is my card:
 
 
I don't do collage stamping so this week was somewhat of a challenge for me but I did give it a try.  I created the background using sentiments from the Please Snow and More Snowflakes stamp sets both from  MFP Stamp Shop which were stamped with Color Box Lavender Chalk ink.  The snowflakes and darker sentiments were stamped with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink.
   
I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, September 26, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 281

This week's challenge is to create a card by sponging over a die cut negative to make your background.

Here is my card:
 

For my card I used the second largest Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangle die and sponged Mowed Lawn Distress ink very lightly on the lower portion and Broken China Distress ink on the upper portion.  The trees from the Tree Scene set and the sentiment from the Roses set both from MFP Stamp Shop were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then used the largest Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangle die and cut out the center front of the base card.  The stamped image was then adhered to the backside of the front of the card. 

I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIEND CHALLENGE 280

This week's challenge is to use a banner die cut.

Here is my card:
 

This week's card was a lot of fun.  I embossed my base with a snowflake embossing folder and then cut strips of cardstock and designer paper to form my banners.  I stamped the snowman from the Please Snow and the sentiment from the Cardinal set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the snowman and trees were colored with Copic markers.  Both the circles were cut with Spellbinders dies.

I hope you'll join us this week, you'll find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, September 12, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 279

This week's challenge is to create a card using gold and silver.

Here is my card:
 


For my card this week I stamped the tree three times with VersaMark and added the silver embossing powder but I did not heat it yet.  Then I stamped the tree two more times and added gold embossing powder but again I did not heat yet.  I then stamped the last tree so it appeared as though it was closer to the front and the sentiment and then added the gold embossing powder.  Then I heated everything at the same time.  This piece was then adhered to a piece of silver foil and then on the black card base. The tree stamp is from the Big Trees stamp set and the sentiment is from the Cardinal stamp set both from MFP Stamp Shop

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, September 5, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 278

This week's challenge is to stamp over a stencil.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

Here is my card:
 
 
This is a new technique for me so it was somewhat of a challenge but I am "kinda" happy with the results.  I chose Tim Holtz Rays stencil and used three Distress inks.  I started with Squeezed Lemonade, then Mustard Seed and finished off with Wild Honey.  After sponging I stamped three of the dragonflies from the Dragonflies set and then stamped the sentiment from the Hot Air Balloon set both from MFP Stamp Store.  All images were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. 
 
I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, August 29, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 277

The challenge this week is to create a Sympathy card.  I don't like making them but at times it is necessary so...
Here is my card:
 
 
I created this all white card because I felt it had a calming feel to it.  The sentiment is from the Glad Glads set from MFP Stamp Shop and was stamped with Verafine Onyx Black ink.  The opening was created with Spellbinders Label Seventeen die, the Butterfly is Exotic Butterfly small #2 from Cheery Lynn Designs and the leaves are Spellbinders Foliage Two.  Dimensionals were added to the top layer and also the butterfly.
 
I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, August 22, 2015


SPEEDY FOX & FRIEND CHALLENGE 276

This week's challenge is to create a card using Candles as the theme.

Here is my card:
 

For my card this week, my candles were made using Washi tape on a piece of cardstock and then cut to size.  The flames were actually leaves from a die cut from Impression Obsession called Bird on a Branch and I used an orange colored pencil to highlight them.  They were then adhered to a background piece of cardstock that was cut with a stitched die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 15 and I added the bow to tie them together.  The sentiment is from the Background Diamond and Flowers stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop.

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, August 15, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 275

This week's challenge is to create a card and use a border punch on two sides.

Here is my card:
 
 
For my card this week I  chose the Martha Stewart Floral Vine Deep punch.  The stamp sets I used were Pots and Vases 2, Coneflowers and the sentiment was from Glad Glads all from MFP Stamp Shop.  The vase and coneflower were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The piece was then adhered to the base card using dimensionals.
 
I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, August 8, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 274

This week's challenge is to create a card using baker's twine.

Here is my card:
 

This week's card was really fun to create.  I used three different designer papers and stamps from the Dear Santa stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop.   Santa and HO! HO! HO! were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Santa was colored with Copic markers.  I also used a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on the hat  but unfortunately that doesn't show.  The circles that Santa is on were cut from the Spellbinder Circle and Picot Edge Circle dies and adhered with dimensionals.  The baker's twin was wrapped around the striped designer paper for the finishing touch.

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, August 1, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIEND CHALLENGE 273

This week's challenge is to create a card with a weaved center.  You can find the tutorial HERE.

Here is my card:
 

For my card this week I chose 4 different pieces of designer cardstock to create the weaved pattern.  My main image is from the Flower Blocks set and the sentiment is from the Roses set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The flower was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I added just a little color with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I added some corners to the flower image using part of Spellbinders Marvelous Squares.  Both the flower image and the sentiment were than adhered with dimensionals.

I hope you join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, July 25, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 272

This week's challenge is to create a card and doodle a frame. 

Here is my card - closed:
 
 
Card Open
 

This week I chose to use a Sizzix Square Flip-its card die for the base adding some designer paper to the sides.  The flower image is from the Flower Blocks set and the sentiment is from the Tree Scene set which were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Both sets are from MFP Stamp Shop.  It is a little hard to see but I did "doodle"  around each of the frames.

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie                                           



Saturday, July 18, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 271

This week's challenge is to create a card with a beach scene.
 
Here is my card:
 

I don't really have any beach type images so I improvised.  For my card, I created the beach scene by tearing some strips of paper for the sand and water.  I stamped the crane from the Birds of the Orient stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the beak and legs with a Copic marker.  The palm tree was cut from my Cricut, the "Beach Time" was cut from an alphabet die set and the large circle was cut from a Spellbinders circle.  I didn't have anything to use as sea shells so I added few sequins instead.  The front panel was then added using dimensions.

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie
  
 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 270

This week's challenge is to create a card using white embossing powder on a color and hi-light with a marker or ink of same color.

Here is my card:
 

For my card this week I started off by embossing my background with an Anna Griffin Matelass√© embossing folder.  I stamped the hydrangea with Versamark ink and embossed it in white embossing powder, colored the petals with a Copic marker and then fussy cut it out.  The sentiment was also stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with a Spellbinders die called Vintage Sentiment Tag Dies from JustRite Papercrafts.  Both the hydrangea and the sentiment were then adhered using pop dots.   The hydrangea is from the Hydrangea stamp set and the sentiment is from the Animal Birthdays stamp set both from  MFP Stamp Shop.

I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 269

This week's challenge is to create a card with Cut-away Embossing.  You can find the tutorial HERE.
 Here is my card:
 
 
 
This was a fun technique that I had never tried before but I will definitely be making more cards using this technique.  For my card this week I chose the Cuttlebug Geometric Rings embossing folder and a Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop border punch.  I chose the sentiment from the Tree Scene and the diamond flowers from the Background Diamonds and Flowers set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafind Onyx Black ink on my base card and the embossed and punched pieces were adhered with foam mounting tape.  The two flowers on each end were stamped on white card stock with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink and adhered at the top and bottom on the diamond with pop dots.
I hope you'll join us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a Happy 4th of July and a wonderful creative week.
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie      

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 268

This week's challenge is to create a card using masking and sponging.

Here is my card:
 
 
For my card this week I masked my card using Washi tape and then sponged with Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress ink.  I used a new stamp set called Tree Scene for my main image and the "Beautiful Day" sentiment  and the "Wishing you a" is part of a sentiment from the Chrysanthemum set both from MFP Stamp Shop. 
 
I hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
  
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie
 


Saturday, June 20, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 267

This week's challenge is to create a card using Kraft cardstock and white embossing powder. 

Here is my card:
 
 
For my card this week my base cardstock is dark brown, then a piece of white cardstock and finally the kraft cardstock.  I chose one of the brand new sets called Background Diamonds and Flowers and the sentiment is from the Roses set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  Both were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  The tags were cut from one of the dies from My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 die set.

I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful carfty week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, June 13, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 266

This week's challenge is to create a card using only the corner.

Here is my card:
 

This was a fun and quick card to create.  I chose a flower from the new Small Flowers set and the sentiment is from the Lotus Blossoms set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black in.  The corner is an Anna Griffin die cut.

I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful crafty week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, June 6, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 265

This week's challenge is to create a Die Cut Background.  You can find the tutorial HERE.


Here is my card:
 
 
To create my background I used Spellbinders Label One and Label One Small.  I chose the Happy Harmony stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop.  The Hummingbird was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The background base was cut with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 15.
I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, May 30, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 264

This week's challenge is to create a card with the sketch below:  You can find the  tutorial Here.

 
Here is my card:
 

 
For my card this week I used Spellbinders Rectangle dies to create the stencil and then sponged it with Tumbled Glass for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass.  For my stamps I used the Fabulous Pets set from MFP Stamp Shop.  The cat and dog were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I used a pierced die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 21 for the card base and the fence from Spellbinders.  The sun was a Martha Stewart punch called Sunburst.
 
I hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie      
 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CALLENGE 263

This week our challenge is to create a card with seven (7) layers. 

Here is my card:
 
For my card this week I chose die cuts from Spellbinders and My Favorite Things for all my layers but my main image is the beautiful rose from the Roses set and the sentiment is from the Butterfly Sayings set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The rose was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink twice and colored with Copic markers.  One of the roses was cut with a Spellbinders Circle die and the second rose was fussy cut eliminating the leaves and adhered on top with dimensionals.  The get well sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and cut with a banner die and adhered to another die both from My Favorite Things.  So there you have it seven layers: (1) folded card; (2) white cardstock cut with die cut; (3) designer paper; (4) circle die cut with stamped rose image; (5) second rose on dimensionals; (6) large rectangle along bottom; and, (7) banner with Get Well Soon!.

I hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the challenge HERE.
  
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie


Saturday, May 16, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 262

This week's challenge is to create a background of inchies.  This is a great way to use up all those scraps.
 
Here is my card:
 
 
What an easy way to create a fun background.  After cutting my scraps into 1" squares it was easy to place them down for the background.  Then I used my score board to score in between each row and along the edge for added interest even though it's a little hard to see.  The flower stamp is from the new Small Flowers set and the sentiment is from an older set called Glad Glads, both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers and the sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The flower was cut out and adhered to the JustRite Custom Die set called Vintage Labels Seven with dimensionals.  
 
I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful creative week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie
   



Saturday, May 9, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 261

This week's challenge is to create a card using strips of paper at an angle.  This was a fun and easy challenge.

Here is my card:

 
I started off with a white piece of cardstock and then proceeded to die cut strips of four different colors of cardstock using a die from My Favorite Things Bluebrints 3 die set.  After adhering each of the strips I used a die from Simon Says Stamp called Tri Square to leave an opening for the Mushroom Selections stamp and the Thinking of You sentiment from the Chrysanthemum set all from MFP Stamp Shop.  I laid the striped piece over a folder card and marked each square and then stamped the mushrooms and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The final step was to adhere the striped piece of cardstock on top of the folded card.  
 
I hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the challenge HERE
 
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a crafty week.
 
Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Saturday, May 2, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 260

This week's challenge is to create a card with Rick Rack.  This was a fun challenge as I had never created my own rick rack out of paper and I will definitely be doing it again. 

Here is my card:
 
 
For my card I chose three different colors of cardstock that I thought went well together.  After creating the rick rack I adhered it to my card base.  For my stamps I chose the larger Gardenia from the Gardenia stamp set and I chose the sentiment from the Roses stamp set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The Gardenia was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and only the leaves were colored with Copic markers.  I cut it out and attached it with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I used the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on the Gardenia but unfortunately it doesn't show.

I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

 

Monday, April 27, 2015

ADD SOME SPARKLE

It's Monday and that usually meant it was time for a MFP FOSTV Challenge.  Unfortunately it's been cancelled but I thought I would share with you a card I had created.


Talk about sparkle, this card is loaded with it.  I created a center step card and used the Spellbinder Flower Power Decorative Inserts dies to create the flower images.  Lines were drawn from each flower to the center of the card.  The Lotus Blossom stamp is from the Flower Blocks set from  MFP Stamp Shop which was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers, cut out and then adhered to the center of the card.  I used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on each of the flowers and then added rhinestones to each flower center.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful crafty week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie
   

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SPEEDY FOX & FRIENDS CHALLENGE 259

This is my first week joining the MFP Stamp Shop Speedy Fox & Friends Design Team and I am very excited, thank you for stopping by.  This week's challenge is to create a card only using the center of your top layer.

Here is my card:
 
 
For the base of my card I used the Darice Butterfly Frame embossing folder and thought the butterfly stamp from the Cracked Hello set and the sentiment from the Birds of the Orient set all from  MFP Stamp Shop would be perfect.  The butterfly was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink once on the card and then I stamped it again, colored with Copic markers, cut it out and then attached it on top with dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I used the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on the butterfly but unfortunately it doesn't show.

I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Friday, April 24, 2015

ORIENTAL SKETCH CHALLENGE #75
 
Last Oriental Sketch Challenge

This will be the last MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge as it will be cancelled.  Our last challenge will be using this sketch:


Here is my card:
 

For this card I chose the KOI Fish stamp set from MFP Stamp Shop and the KOI embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The KOI were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The stitched circle was cut from a My Favorite Things Blueprints 3 die set and the center strip was embossed with the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosaic Texture embossing folder that I thought looked like bubbles.

Even though this is the last Oriental Sketch challenge please play along this week.  You can find the challenge HERE.

I thought I would share with you another card that I had created for the design team.

 
This card was created using stamps from the Birds of the Orient stamp set and for the grass I used just the tips of one of the tree stamps from the Tree Greetings stamp set.  All stamps are from MFP Stamp Shop.  With the exception of the grass all images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The grass was stamped with New Leaf ink from Papertrey Ink and sponged with Shabby Shutters Distress ink.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Monday, April 20, 2015

FOSTV163 - CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Last FOSTV Challenge

The last challenge at Friends of Speedy TV is to create a card featuring Creatures of the Night.

Here is my card:
 
 
I really enjoyed this week's challenge and had a lot of fun creating this card.  I chose the moon and the sentiment from the Sun and Moon set and the owl from the Owls set all from MFP Stamp Shop.  The moon was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  The owl was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers and cut out.  I then cut Spellbinders Picture Perfect die first with brown cardstock, then again with green, red, blue, yellow and white so I could piece it together to create the grass and houses.  It took a little longer than I thought it would but I really like the finished  look.  I used a Copic marker to color the sky and then added the owl which was adhered with dimensionals.

Even though this is the last FOSTV challenge please play along this week.  You can find the challenge HERE. 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie




Friday, April 17, 2015

ORIENTAL SKETCH CHALLENGE #74

This week's Oriental Sketch Challenges #74 uses this sketch:
 
 
Here is my card:
 
 
This week there isn't much stamping but I am happy with the outcome.  The image is from MFP Stamp Shop Asian Delights set.  It was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, cut out and mounted with dimensionals on top of a piece of designer paper from the Graphic 45 Birdsong collection which I thought was a perfect match of the Asian embossing folder from Spellbinders.
   
I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Oriental Sketch Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Monday, April 13, 2015

FOSTV162 - TRI FOLD CARD

This week our challenge at Friends of Speedy TV is to create a Tri Fold Card and you'll see that our Design Team has come up with a number of ways to create a tri fold card.  I chose to make a Tri Fold Pocket card.  This was the first time I've made one, it was a lot of fun and I will be making more of them.

Here is my card:
 
 
 
For my card this week I chose stamps from two sets; the Sun is from the Sun and Moon set and the sentiment is from the Roses set both from MFP Stamp Shop.  The sun was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers, cut out and adhered to the Peony Spellbinders die with dimensionals.  The Peony die was sponged with Mustard Seed Distress ink.  The scallops were cut from one of the dies from the Blueprints 3 die set from My Favorite Things.     

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You can find the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Friday, April 10, 2015

ORIENTAL SKETCH CHALLENGE #73

This week's Oriental Sketch Challenges #73 uses this sketch:

 
Here is my card:
 

This week I chose the Asian Delights set from MFP Stamp Shop.  The Geisha was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  After stamping and coloring I created a mask of the image and sponged Shabby Shutters Distress ink over the square.  A piece of Washi paper and adhered and the image was placed on top.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  The Cherry Blossoms die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and I used the smallest one to create the flowers which were edged with Gold 3D stamp-paint and a gold rhinestone was added to the center.
 
I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Oriental Sketch Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

 

Monday, April 6, 2015

FOSTV161 - SPRING COLORS

This week our challenge at Friends of Speedy TV is to create a card using spring colors and I am so looking forward to spring.       
 
Here is my card:
 

For my card this week I chose a designer paper for my background that reminded me of spring.  I used one of the flowers from the new stamp set called Gardenia which was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copic markers and then cut out and I added dimensionals to pop it up.  The sentiment is from the Chrysanthemum set and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  All stamps are from MFP Stamp Shop.  The circles were cut from Spellbinders and My Favorite Things dies and the small label is also a Spellbinder die.   

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You can find the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie
 

 

Friday, April 3, 2015

ORIENTAL SKETCH CHALLENGE #72

This week's Oriental Sketch Challenges #72 uses this sketch:

 
Here is my card:
 
 
For my card I used the Lotus Blossom from MFP Stamp Shop Lotus Blossoms set.  The Lotus Blossom was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  After stamping and coloring I created a mask of the image and sponged Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink over the square cut from Spellbinders Square dies.  The background paper is from the Far East Mat Stack from DCWV. 

I  hope you'll play along with us this week, you can find the Oriental Sketch Challenge HERE

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie

Monday, March 30, 2015

FOSTV160 - UNDER THE SEA

I hope you'll join us for this week's challenge.  You are to create a card using the theme under the sea. 
 
Here is my card:
 
 
For my card I chose stamps from a number of sets from  MFP Stamp Shop.  The fish are from Wealthy Fish, the underwater "leaves" are from Be Virtuous,  the sentiments are from both Birds of the Orient and Paper Doll Formal Wear.  For the fish, the one on the right was stamped as usual but the one on the left was stamped on a solid piece of rubber to get a mirror image.  Both fish were then cut out and adhered to the designer paper.
 
I hope you'll play along with us this week.  You can find the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge HERE.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Blessings,
Barbie