Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Masquerade

I used the gorgeous masquerade stamp from the Halloween stamp set from The Stampsmith.

The beautiful flowers around the image are flowers from a wedding that I attended this past summer that I dried.  They used them in the bride's bouquet, but these were ones that the little flower girl threw to the ground as she walked up the aisle.  I thought they were absolutely stunning so I pocketed a few!  lol  :)

I used some scraps for the woven background to create the basket weave pattern.  Not traditional Halloween colours, but hey, who says I have to be traditional?

Just a note that there's still a couple of days left to enter the 'With Gratitude' card challenge over at The Stampsmith Challenge.  You have a chance at winning an entire sheet of stamps from The Stampsmith just for entering!   I hope you decide to play along in the fun! 

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sepia Dreams Part I

Hello Everyone
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.
For my DT sample I would like to share one of the cards that was featured as a Spotlights in the Autumn issue of Take Ten.
The card I am sharing today has Serena #1 as the focal, a stamp I never tire of using.
I was aiming for a dreamy appearance on this card.
We are down to the final days for the October Stampsmith Challenge, the theme being With Gratitude so if you wish to enter then please do not delay in doing so. All details can be found at TSC Blog (see sidebar).

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Spooky Halloween Card

Hi Smithies,
Today, I have a spooky card made with the Halloween Full Sheet---the spooky Jack-o-lanterns.  I stamped on velum with Stazon ink.  The velum was attached with brads.  The card is long and narrow.

For more pics and info check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Quilt Show Sign

Hi Smithies,
The Fall air is crisp and clean here in Michigan.  The Fall nip in the air has inspired me to create a Fall themed card.  My project is made with Country Landscapes Full sheet.  The images of this set got me thinking about a Fall quilt show in the country.

Check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating for more info.  Hope you are having a great day.
Karen McAlpine

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Halloween Moon Dancers

It's almost that time spooky time of year again and that being said I have another Halloween card to share with you.   I used these fun little moon dancers from the Halloween plate by The Stampsmith.  

I'm almost done another Halloween card, using another fun image from the same stamp set.   I'll post it soon, so stay tuned...

Thanks for stoppin by! :)

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Author of Her Life

Hello Everyone
Today I would like to share a DT sample where I made use of a beautiful stamp from the Belinda and Friends plate.
I stamped the image directly onto some script paper which gives a slightly more muted appearance to the image compared to if it were stamped onto glossy cardstock.

An old book cover was used as the base of this hanging layering up vintage book text, dyed lace and trims and anything else that was to hand.
We are now past the half-way mark for the October Stampsmith Challenge With Gratitude. We welcome your entries to this challenge whether you make a card, tag or altered art, anything goes but please remember to include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your entry.

Lovely Rita!

  Good morning! Friday is finally here! I love the old movies and the glamourous movie stars of days gone by!
  I made this for a card swap for the Stampsmith Yahoo Group. Rita is now living with Margaret in Kingston Ontario.
  Hope you can get your Stampsmith stamps out and join us for the October challenge, "With Gratitude". You could win some fabulous stamps!
  Have a creative weekend!

Scraps From A Broad

Monday, October 08, 2012

Halloween Kitty

I have a bit of Halloween fun to share with you tonight.  I used the kitty perched on a tree branch from the Halloween plate by The Stampsmith.   I'll have a few more Halloween cards to share with you throughout the month, so stay tuned.   :)

Here's a close up of the spooky kitty image and my spider web made out of hemp twine that I pulled all part to make it look fibrous.  

I also made the spider using my Martha Stewart Double Loops punch.   I punched it out once to make the body and four legs, then, I punched it out two more times and cut off a leg from each side and glued them to the back to create my little spider.   Some tiny green gems for eyes and he was complete.  You can check out my blog for the more info.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

She Holds A Secret

Our latest challenge at TSC is With Gratitude. For my DT sample I created a wall hanging using stamps from:-
Won't You Be My Honey
She is holding a secret, if you want to know what it is then you are welcome to visit my Blog, Adorn. 
We hope you will join us this month at TSC. At the end of the month there is a random winner selected who wins $21 to spend on stamps of their choice at The Stampsmith store.

With Gratitude Challenge Lovely Flapper

Hi Smithies,
The October Stampsmith -With Gratitude - Challenge is up and running.  For my Design Team project, I used a stamp from the Flappers #3 full sheet.

Let's see what you can come up!  One random winner will receive a $21 gift Certificate to The Stampsmith store.  Click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating, to say hi and see the inside of the card.  Hope you are having a great day!
Karen McAlpine

Friday, October 05, 2012

TSC35: With Gratitude

Our theme for this month over at The Stampsmith Challenge is 'With Gratitude'. To play along, create any sort of thank you card, using at least one stamp from The Stampsmith to be entered into the draw for a chance to win a gift certificate, valued at $21.00 from The Stampsmith Store!

For my project, I used sweet little, Shirley, holding a bucket full of flowers.

I hope you decide to play along in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Belinda's Friend for Stampsmith Card Swap

Hi Smithies,
All of us Smithies have been having a great time over on the Yahoo group participating in some swaps.  The most recent is a card swap.  My card went to fellow Design Team Mate Julie.  I am pretty sure she has received her card by now.  If not, Julie, look away now!!!  I used one of the four images that come on the Belinda and Friends Full Sheet.  I stamped the image with archival ink on glossy white CS.  I used some Ranger Distress Crackle Paint on some of the elements.

For more pics and info, click over to my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  I hope you are having a great day and find some time to be creative.
Karen McAlpine