Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Skating Santa

Hello everybody!  Can you believe it's the last day of July?  Time flies by so fast, so I've actually made a few Christmas cards already.  When I was choosing which stamp I wanted to use today, I just fell in love with this whimsical, Santa on Skates.  I already had in mind which patterned papers I wanted to use and visualized Santa colored pink and green.  Let me show you my finished card and then I'll give you some more details.

I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color in Santa's face, suit and leggings.  I covered his beard, hair and all of the fur with white glitter glue and sprinkled it with ultra fine glitter, then added gold glitter glue to his belt buckle.  I cut out the image and chalked the edges with pink, then matted it with some green patterned paper and distressed the edges.   The big bow is pinkish-white and I thought it was the perfect finishing touch.  Here is a close-up of my card:

Here's one more:

The two sentiments can be found here and here.  I also used chalk on them ~ one with pink and the other with green and attached them on angles with pop dots.  I thought this went along with the whimsical look of Santa on Skates.  I often mix it up too and add some really pretty thing (like this glittery bow) to a whimsical card.  It's just something that I like to do.

How about you?  Have you made any Christmas cards yet?  I really had fun with this one.  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Cheryl ~

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gemma Pocock's card using both Eureka and QKR digis stamps

I decided to use a digi stamp from both companies to show how easy they blend together, I used the leaf background http://www.eurekastamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=digi26901, coloured them all in using autumn colours with my pro markers. I added the Spider http://www.qkrstampede.com/proddetail.php?prod=digi12301, then searched on the internet for a little saying that would fit it well, and came across this one. I really like both images together and wanted to show you how easy it is to make one project using both sites.

I really enjoyed this card, I have even sent it into a magazine to show off the digi stamps. I have never sent a card to a magazine before so fingers crossed.
If you would like to see a few more of my projects please take a look at my blog http://gemshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk/

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just A Note on the Go

Happy Saturday!
Today I am bringing you
"Just a note...",
A stationary set for those on the go.

 Below is a close up of one of the small note cards, they are retired SU, time to get these
babies used up.  I made some return address labels and placed them on the backs of the envelopes. 
They are a perfect size for the set and I tucked them into a small brown sack.

Below you can see how I used red line tape and wax paper to make my own bag.
(I have looked all over and have not found a sack I like for packaging up these list pads.)

Product list...

digital kit download Express Yourself
Elements and Papers

Photoshop Express
HP 7000 printer

Jr legal pad cut in half from Staples

PaperTrey Ink stampers select white card stock, aqua mist card stock, 
dark chocolate card stock vintage buttons

White paper clips, return address labels, binder clip, RSVP pen and post it notes from office supplies

Stampin' Up small note cards and envelopes, scallop circle punch brown felted ribbon

Prism Floss Brown

I also plan on tossing in a few withdraw and deposit slips for the bank.
This little set will be going into 
my ride;)

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beach Boy

Hello! This is Barb posting today.
 I can't believe it's the end of July already!!
 Where has summer gone!!!
 Today I am sharing with you a card I made using
 Eureka Stamps digital image, Beach Boy.

I colored the image with colored pencils and blended with mineral sprits.
For fun I added a beach ball die cut (quick kuts) I found in my stash of stuff.
Background paper is Cosmo Cricket.
Thanks for stopping today!
Hope you will visit again!

Christmas in July

Happy Friday and Merry Christmas...oh wait...it's only July. I thought I'd get into the Christmas mood with sharing this card is done using digi17502 Snowy Church Circle by Eureka.

Card details:
Paper: SU burgandy card stock, MME paper pack, unkown blue with silver flecks paper
Accessories: SU riding hood red tafida ribbon, Spellbinders circle and scalloped nesties, DCWV metal snowflake charm, Spica glitter pen.

Hope you enjoy these cards and that they inspire you to make a few Christmas cards for Christmas in July!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Upcycled card

Hello blogger friends!
Kristie sharing today.
Today I have a card to show you that was very simple to make.
I used "Just a Note" (#6405)
from Eureka! Stamps for this card.
I was playing around with papers trying to match up some colors and patterns, which I sometimes have a tough time doing.
My friend, Marie, had just opened a package of paper that she bought and gave me the "cover sheet"
You know the one, it shows little swatches of the papers inside.
Now I didn't have to hem and haw over what would match,
the work was done for me and I was upcycling too.
I punched squares out of the different patterns with a punch,
arranged and adhered them to a piece of paper from my stash.
I then ran it through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder.
I love how it looks with the embossed flowers on the patterned paper!
This I adhered to a white cardstock base.
I used the "Just a Note" stamp on another scrap and trimmed it down.
Blue and pink embroidery floss were wrapped around it and tied into a bow then it was adhered to the card.
What an easy note card! And I think it's quite lovely.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you've gotten some inspiration.
Leave a comment if you will and come again soon.

I'd love to have you stop by my blog
and see what else I've been working on lately.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Best Friends

I hope you like the card I made today.
It is a digi from Eureka Stamps store.

You can buy rubber or digi and both are very affordable on the site.

Here is my card:
Digi- Best Friends, Rubber - Best Friends

Hope you like these two cute friends!
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Under the Weather?

I hope you're doing well today!  I also hope you are LOVING our new Eureka blog!  Is it not awesome.  Now you can come here to check out all of the awesome Eureka Stamps and ways that the fabulous design team has used their stamps!  Did I mention I have a new found love for digis!  Well, if I didn't mention it now you know :)

I created this card using Rainy Day Duck as well as Under The Weather a perfect combination!  I colored the image using copic markers and ribbon from my stash--which I assume is likely May Arts but I am not 100% sure!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Baby Zebra...

Good Morning, It is Katie here today with my post for Eureka Stamps.

Here is my latest creation made using an image from Eureka Stamps.  As soon as I saw this image I knew it would make a fab Baby card.

The Digital Image can be found here.

Recipe & Method:
1. Colour and cut the image, I have cut it using a circle die.
2. Mat and layer Blue card stock onto a 4" x 4" White card.  Add the stripe patterned paper on top.
3.  Add a layered strip of patterned paper across the centre of the card.
4.  Layer the cut image onto a Blue Scallop Circle.
5. Add the flowers and sentiments to embellish.

I have coloured it using Promarkers: Denim Blue and Cool Grey 3.

This is a effective but quick card to make, great for Birth Announcements or Baby Shower cards.

You can visit my blog here.

Thank you for looking at my post.

Katie x

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gemma Pocock's DT post for Eureka Digi

Good Morning everyone, hope you are all well on this fine day? Well I am really emjoying my DT post here at Eureka stamps, this is my second card and I am totally in love with lots of the digi stamps, I can not wait to make more fun and exciting things for you all to look at.
I decided to use my hougie board and hougie book which are all pretty new to me and I have to say I don't know how I coped without them, this card too a matter of minutes to make where as before it would have taken hours with all the measuring.
I used the digital image of a butterfly on the flower (http://www.eurekastamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=20801&cat=19), coloured in with pro markers. I glittered the butterfly and the tops of the flowers to make them stand out. I found some purple paper that went well with the purple flowers, cut to size for the diamond and a strip at the bottom, I then added my stamped sentiment "With Sympathy" and added some purple gems.

There are lots more posts on my blog with the work I have done, I would love you all to take a look and give me your comments, I hope you all have a lovely day and thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

God gives music

I'm posting today from Eureka. I hadn't  As often happens, I got an idea for a card last night (even though I already had a card ready to post today!)   A glitter  theme challenge on another blog (not a stamp company) inspired me to get out my glitter -- something I have done maybe three times in ten years, lol, I'm not much of a glitter fan! But I had fun with this card ... especially when I realized that two of the glitter sheets I owned - and have not used at all in the five or more years I have owned them -- were perfect matches for the glitters I had already chosen before remembering the glitter sheets existed! I found it while looking for background paper, where I also unexpectedly found the cool copper material (not exactly cardstock, but not orinary paper). All in all, I was satisfied with my simple card.

The first card I made with glitter was a waste; the glitter clung to the embossed image of clear on black, which is what my first desire was for the image. I then tried the copper, and after embossing, decided to let it sit for a much longer time than I had the clear. The very first time I embossed it, I had done clear embossing with black powder, and decided to see if gel pens would give the glitter look I sought. It didn't, but I liked it, and while the copper cooled, I finished the second card. My photographing job does not show the beautiful emerald green of the unique, foil-like background paper, and the glitter pens worked much nicer than you see here. Still, I wanted to include it just because it's a very different look than the other card, despite the near identical layouts.

When I went to Houghton College in the early eighties, I had a friend who would let me sit behind his piano in one of the music rooms. He was a composition major, and wrote absolutely beautiful piano pieces. When he played, despite the fact that he was not singing, the music clearly was centered on the Lord, and I worshipped as I listened. So although texts like the one of this stamp can sometimes seem trite, I find truth in it.

Beach Girl

Happy Saturday! Barb here - today I am featuring a digital image 
from Eureka called Beach Girl.
 Isn't she just cute with her little floatie! 
I paired her with the saying Fun in the sun.

I colored the image with colored pencils and blended with mineral spirits.
The paper are from Jillibean and Cosmo Cricket.

Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you make some time to have fun in the sun!
See  you next time!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Walk On Water

Good Morning to you!  
This little creation is sure to put a spring in your step and get
you ready for a wonderful day!

Walk On Water
Easel Fold Card

I used an easel fold so the sentiment was also showcased.
This would be a great way for Sunday School kiddos and VBS attendees
to learn the scripture for the day.

Close up of easel top...
Above I used the digital image

Close up of easel bottom...
The sentiment digi image on the bottom portion is

I added in some drop shadow so it would match the distressing of the waves 
and change the look just a tad.
The waves were cut on my Cricut using digital paper that I printed out.
Distressed by inking up my Divine Swirls embossing folder with
Tim Holtz distress ink vintage photo.

Both of the digital  images listed above come in Rubber and Digital images
and can be found at:

Product List...

digital paper  used Stormy Skies
from Design House Digital

Cricut Expression

Photoshop Elements 10

HP 7000 printer

Nestabilities Lacy Circles die cut and circle die

Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo

Divine Swirls CB embossing folder

PaperTrey Ink Stampers Select White Card Stock

Stampin' Up Basic Gray Card Stock

Happy Stamp Day, God Bless!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sew Glad We are Friends!

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends!!

Welcome to the NEW Eureka Blog!! We are SO Excited To have You Join Us on Our New Adventures!!

Today I'm Showcasing the Digi Stamp : Best Friends
 This Stamp Reminds me of my daughter & niece! 

The Paper I used are scraps, The flowers I used are some I picked up from the Good Will Outlet for $.35, hehe! If you haven't Noticed, I craft with Scraps and things I have lying around from years past! However, the sentiment I used, is from Pink by Design that I won as blog candy I though fit perfectly with this card!

I Would Love for you All to stop by my Blog & See my other Creations sometime! 

Many Blessings,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Good Morning everyone, this is my first card I have made as a DT member for Eureka stamps, I used a Craft Work Cards card base, added some patterned paper and matt and layered it with dark green card, colour in the cute little rabbit image http://www.eurekastamps.com/proddetail.php?prod=25303, then added a ribbon, pleated it at the end and added the Sorry sentiment.

Would love you all to take a look at my blog http://gemshandmadecards.blogspot.co.uk/