March 30, 2009

Easter Ornament slider card

I've just finished to make this slider card by using a die cut left
(an egg shape) of 'a Window card - Sending Warm Wishes'.

I'm gonna make a few more this slider card as gift tags.

stamp used:
HA Wallpaper Flowers / K5185
HA Pattern Bunny / D5192
HA Sparkle Clear: Happy Greetings / CL180

paper: Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Ink & embossing powder:
HA Shadow Ink / Soft blossom, Sand
Tsukineko StazOn / Timber Brown, VersaMark
Color Box chalk ink: Chestnut Roan
Ranger Adironduck Embossing Powder / Cranberry
Watercolor pencils
Ribbons, Paper flower, Button, Pom pom
HA Midnight Black Accent Pearls (CH172 for the bunny eye)

Thanks for looking! :)

March 29, 2009

a Window card - Sending Warm Wishes

Finally, spring comes here. Trees are starting to sprout new leaves. Those are really fresh and beautiful. And, many birds are singing outside!

I made a card yesterday night for this week's challenge of the Hero Arts. The project theme is 'window'. - creating cards, scrapbook pages, or objects with a window on it.
But, my idea was so humble... Originally, I love the scene at the window, the shape of window frames or windowpanes.
So, I made a card which scene is at the window near the big tree. Oh yes, I wanted to express my 'early spring'.

This is the card, 'a Window card - Sending Warm Wishes'.
The round small table was made by
--- using a part of the cake plate from the birthday cake stamp for the table top, and the decorative border stamp for the table legs, those stamps are from the Celebrate All Day Clear stamp set.

This is a close-up view around a flower vase and a bird cage.

stamp used:
HA DesignBlock Tree / S5037
HA Clear 6x8 C'est Chouette / CL326
HA Clear design All Occasion Messages/ CL272
HA Clear design Birds Branch Alphabet/ CL138
(used a bird silhouette stamp only)
HA Clear design Celebrate All Day / CL292
HA Bird in a Cage / F4899

another materials are:
paper: Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Ink & embossing powder:
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Pool, Sand
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black, Crimson Red, StazOn / Timber Brown
Ranger Distress Ink/ Shabby Shutter
Ranger Liquid Pearl / Ruby Red, Gold
Watercolor pencils

Accessories: Ribbon, Torchon lace

Thanks for looking! :)

March 28, 2009



※アクセサリー類(エンベリッシュメント)については、スクラップ・ブッキングと、ほぼ同様の物です。 - 全く一緒♪とも言えるかと。)

私の個人的な好みですが、好きなスタンプ・メーカーさんは、米国のHero Arts、Inkadinkado、Stampington & Company、Stamper Anonymous、Stampendous等です。




the Hero Arts
the Inkadinkado
the Stampington & Company
Stamper Anonymous


March 25, 2009

Merci - Thanks card & Easter card

I made 2 cards for the last week's challenge of the Hero Arts.
Recently, I begin to make them in weekend... I can't make time for thinking about the images for the theme. :(

This is the card 'Merci - Thanks card'.
(The project theme of the challenge was 'Spring or Easter'.)
I created this card inspired by the stamps images as follows.
HA Clear 6x8 C'est Chouette / CL326
HA Clear Design Scallop Borders / CL233
HA Clear Design Scattered Leaves / CL293
HA Dots / K5192

paper: American Craft Cardstock, Basic Grey / Two Scoop
Ink & embossing powder:
Memories Dye Ink / White
HA Shadow Ink / Soft blossom
Ranger Distress Ink/ Shabby Shutter
Tsukineko VersaMagic / Sahara Sand, VersaFine / Onyx Black
Watercolor pencils
HA Perls, Accent Pearls (Midnight Black CH172), ribbon,
Fabric flower (Heidi Swapp)

And this is a 'Happy Easter card:'
.I made this quick card by using the Pattern Egg stamp, the Cuttle Bug's embossing folder and the QuicKutz's shape die 'chick'.
I stamped the Pattern Egg stamp with 3 chalk inks. (I used the Soft Blossom ink for the cracked egg. Because, I wanted to keep the balance of the chick shape, I slightly colored around the edges with a dye ink.)

stamp used:
HA Pattern Egg / D5182
HA Sparkle Clear: Happy Greetings / CL180

paper: Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Ink & embossing powder:
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Sand, Blossom
Ranger Distress Ink/ Tea Dye
Tsukineko VersaMagic / Spring Pansy
Color Box chalk ink: French Blue, Lime Pastel
HA Midnight Black Accent Pearls (CH172 for the chick eyes),

Thanks for looking! :)

March 17, 2009

我家の庭梅 - the Prunus-japonica-Thunb

このところ、急に春めいて・・・。日中は暖かいですが、朝と夜は、かなり気温が下がる・・・。体調管理も、かなりやっかいですね。 2日ほど前に、庭の庭梅が満開になってきましたので、久々にキャプチャ♪ 庭梅はバラ科の植物と、ご存知でしたか?私、知らなかったんですよ(笑)
そういえば、再びヒーロー・アーツ社のウィークリーチャレンジにエントリーしてみました。画像は、下の記事に貼っていますので、興味をお持ちの方は、ご覧になってくださいネ。 今回のテーマは、「シェイプ」。通常の形と違ったグリーティングカード・その他を制作というもの。 なかなか思い浮かばないテーマなだけに、最初のうち少々考えて、「今回はパスしよう・・・」と思っていたのですが、締切日の朝、急に思い立ち、油彩パレットに、絵の具と筆・・・というイメージで作ってみました。
This photo shows you the tree named 'the Prunus-japonica-Thunb', belongs the Rosacese. The diameter of this flower about 1/2". I took this pic a few days ago in our garden.

Paint Palette shape card

I had many things which I had to do last week. So, I wasn't gonna join the weekly challenge. But, yesterday's morning, I began to think about a few shapes to entry the challenge of the Hero Arts'. The limit is Sunday 11:59 PST. But here in Japan, it is on Monday 16:59.
The theme of the challenge was 'shapes'. We had to begin thinking its 'shape', apart from the traditional ones.
"Oh, what kind of shape should I create!???", this has been occupying 70% of my brain on its limit day. (I was not exaggerated. Actually I didn't think out at all, because I wasn't gonna join it. I visited the Frickr's Heroarts' pool..., I could see so many wonderful, creative and unique shape cards! I was almost overwhelmed. Really...) I began to make a card after taking my lunch. And finally, I finished this at when 2 hrs before the limit.
This is the card 'Paint Palette shape card'. (The reason why I selected this shape is my experience of the oil painting.)
Explanations: I use two heart shape stamps for colors on a palette, and the part of wood grain stamp for the point of a brush. The reason why a butterfly on a palette is... this was true story of my art class when I was a high school student, to go outside (a small forest) for drawing. A beautiful butterfly came and stayed my palette while a few minutes.
stamp used: HA Se: Artistic Windows / LP128 (use only woodgrain stamp for the blush) HA Heart Winged Butterfly / F5158 HA DA: Pattered Hearts / LP124 HA clear design Hugs N Heart / CL301 HA clear design All Occasion Messages/ CL272 
This is another photo in different angle.(This photo's color is closer to the actual card.)
paper: HA Kraft, American Craft and Bazzill Basics Cardstock Basic Grey / Urban Prailie (for the heart shapes) Ink & embossing powder: Memories Dye Ink / White HA Shadow Ink / Soft pool, sand Ranger Distress Ink/ Tea Dye, Antique Linen Ranger Liquid Pearl / Petal Pink, Gold, Baby Blue Tsukineko VersaMark, Embossing Powder / pearl Tsukineko VersaFine / Spanish Moss Accessories: HA button, Basic Grey buttons, ribbon
Thanks for looking! :)

March 9, 2009

3rd card in March 'Hip Hop Hooray'

Today, I'm very sleepy. But I hadn't made a card for the Hero Arts' weekly challenge, 'littlethings'. So I began to make it 3 hours before the limit. I uploaded the finished one to the flickr 2 minutes before the limit. (It was 17:00 in Japan)!
I have to make dinner from now on, but I'm still sleepy. And I don't want to make it.
What should I do???

This is the card.
I made this card using 'tiny tiny circle clear stamp has the heart-shape hole in the center' from the Clear Design 'Hugs N Heart ' on the 'Raindrop Background' stamp image,
and also using tiny 'Assorted Sequins' on the 'Pop Stems' image.
And the last, put 3 frogs from the 'Lilypad Greeting' set.

How I made the lower half, etc:
After stamped the Raindrop Background stamp with white dye ink, overstamped the tiny circle clear stamp has the heart-shape hole in the center with VersaMark and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder.
And then, I colored the place which a heart -shape hole in the circle with red and white crayon pencils. One is red colored heart, and the others are white.
Paper I used is 'Kraft'. I bought it at the HA Online shop the other day and I use this kraft paper at the first time.
Upper half Area, 'Hip Hop Hooray' was heat-embossed with black embossing powder.

this is a closeup.

stamp used:
HA clear design Hugs N Heart / CL301
HA DesignBlocks Raindrop Background / S5101
HA Pop Stems / K5162
HA PL:Lilypad Greetings / LP119

HA Kraft
American Craft and Bazzill Basics Cardstock

Ink & embossing powder:
Memories Dye Ink / White
HA Shadow Ink / Soft pool
Ranger Distress Ink/ Shubby Shatters, Tea Dye
Ranger Embossing Powder / Clear, black
Tsukineko VersaMark

HA Assorted Sequins / CH110, button, ribbon, linen thread, eyelet

TFL! :)

March 7, 2009

RENEWing my website '' now...

Renewing my web site is ongoing. Today I found the BLOGGER can be published in both English and Japanese! Encording is 'Unicode (UTF-8)'.
Wow! :) But why I didn't notice this earlier? I wrote all the posts in English only from last October. I'm going to add sentences in Japanese later.

2007年から事情により更新をストップしていた私のサイト ''ですが、再開させる予定で昨年末よりサイトの構造を検討していたところ、本日お友達のBloggerを見て、発見!
エンコーディングがUnicode (UTF-8)になっているではないですか!!!


Happy event for me!

I was selected as the second place winner on the Hero Arts' weekly challenge, 'Win a Day Challenge', held on last week.
I knew this result on March 6th in here. This was an unbelievable incident, but happy event for me!

*I forgot to publish this post. I still don't use this blog well.

受賞カードは、3/1分に掲載していますグリーティングカード 'Totally Special'


March 1, 2009

March has begun. I made 2 cards.

Spring comes close to us in Japan.
I made new 2 cards at the begining of this month.
3月が始まりました。 月始めにあたり、2枚のグリーティングカードを作成し、ヒーローアーツのウィークリーチャレンジに応募♪しました。

This is the one, made for the Hero Arts weekly challenge.
Totally Special

I really love this card, there's a bit NOT GOOD BALANCE in it though.
I made this card inspired by the Win A Day (held by the Heroarts) winner , Kelly and Sarah's fantastic works.

Technique I used, etc:
After stamped Clear Stamps with permanent ink, I just only colored with dye inks using Ranger Inkssentials Blending tools.
Used the CuttleBug Embossing folder for dry-embossing.

stamp used:
HA clear design Printed Flowers / CL290
HA clear design Scattered Leaves / CL293
HA clear design Woodlamd Creatures/ CL261
HA clear design Thoughtful Message / CL184

American Craft, Bazzil Basics

Inks etc.for coloring:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black, Spanish Moss,
  StazeOn / Timber Brown
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Pool, Green, Apricot, Blossom
Ranger Distress Ink / Faded Jeans, Fired Bricks, Shabby Shutters

HA Gemstone Black / CH139, ribbon

This is the other one.
Swing card (Friends Forever)

This card's inside... (This is a swing card.)

This was inspired by the the Win A Day (held by the Heroarts) winner, Krissi, Kiara and Deborah's fantastic works.
And also inspired by everyone used this stamp set in the Heroarts' group pool of the Flickr. There're so many fantastic works, I can see there. I really apreciate everyone!! This is my first attemp using this dolls set.

Technique I used, etc:
After stamped clear stamps with permanent inks, I slightly colored with watercolors and shadow ink, put three flower gems. Doll's hair accessory was from a flower border of the dolls clear set.

stamp used:
HA clear design Four Dolls / CL297
HA clear design Asian Elements / CL228
HA clear design Fancy Friendship / CL295
HA clear design Thank You Message / CL142

Paper: Cardstock / American Craft, SEI

Inks etc.for coloring:
Tsukineko VersaFine / Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia
HA Shadow Ink / Soft Blossom
Watercolor (solid)

HA flower Gemstone, Basic Grey brad, ribbon

Thanks for looking! :)