Thursday, September 27, 2012

Boy chipboard

Hey! I made this chipboard album. It is really cute! It sure took a lot of adhesive though. I shaped my chipboard pieces and then set up my mats for this album. I sewed some mats onto the main papers and then adhered it to the chipboard. I made sure the paper came right to the end of the chipboard edges to keep a clean look. After the papers were attached, I added some embellishments such as stickers and buttons. Very little went into this album, but how cute it turned out!

Challenges for this one include:
Heck of a challenge - Anything
Simon say - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Anything

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mojo - Bingo - Anything

Well tonight I put together a card for Mojo Monday. I always find sketches hard because I want to add or take away from the sketch!!! At any rate, I stamped this sentiment from Just Rite stamps onto some white cardstock and then used a spellbinders die to but it out. I used more of the K & Co sweet nectar paper line and sewed the square onto the spellbinders flour lis squares. I added some pink gems/bling onto the 4 corners. I layered the papers like the Mojo design and sewed the green piece to the mats. I adhered it to the main card front and then added a really nice flower and a leaf. I inked the edges with shabby shutters just t add some interest.
Challenges include:
Mojo Monday of course! - Sketch
Simply Create Too - Anything
Lady Bugs - Bingo!

Yee Haw distressing

Yee-haw. I made this birthday card with these awesome boots. I printed the digi and then matted it up with spellbinders. I inked around the digi using both brushed corduroy and vintage photo. I like the two tones ... and leaving the lighter area in the centre. I used paper from the documented line by simple stories. All I did was cut 3 different pieces into strips to cover the card. I used the EK success punch on part of it to add some dimension. For the sentiment, I as usual, made my own up using MS Word and then printed it out and punched it with a corner rounder. I attached 2 golden brads and adhered it to the card. Lastly I added some gold bling to the side, just for ... why not! I distressed all edges with brushed corduroy.
Challenges for this one include:
Crafty Mess Challenge - Distressed
Bunny Zoe's - Distressing
Saturday Challenge - Distressing
Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes

Simple autumn

Hey, I made this autumn'y card. I like how simple it was to make. I used some leaves paper and then put some velvet black embellishment down the side of the card. I really like how that looks. I added a digi of this scarecrow and matted it up with spellbinders. I then added some golden bling, a brad, and some flowers to finish this up. It is funny how sometimes we talk forever to do a card...it is nice every once in awhile to just do a simple one!
Challenges include:
Sentimental Sundays - Autumn
Totally Stampalicious - Fall Colors
Kraftin' Kimmie - Fall into fall
Addicted to stamps - Fall

This card won at Totally Stampalicious!!

Happy 1st bear-day

I love this card! I used paper from My Minds Eye - Bluebell 6X6 paper pack. I love this pack! I layered the papers and then added some black for the bottom and used the Martha Stewart punch to add some pazzzazz! I have this digi of this bear and used watercolor pencils to add some light brown/grey color to this little guy! I used spellbinders to mat him up and used pop dots to add some lift. For the sentiment, I made this up in MS word and printed it out. Then I used the new spellbinders fancy tags from their 2012 release to cut this out. It was quite a simple and quick card, but it is oh so sweet!
Challenges include:
Totally Paper Crafts - For a child
Tammy's Scraping - Kiddie Card
The Squirrel and the fox - Celebrate the occasion!
Creative Craft - Anything
Dream Valley - Celebrations
Craft Challenge - Children

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beary Sweet

Hey, I love this little bear. I used some spellbinders to mat him/her up. I put some bakers twine around the mat and popped it up onto the mat with pop dots. I layered several layers and criss-crossed them. I used my slice and cut out the one from the green paper, and then did it again with the black so it would stand out, I placed this onto a black mat. I made my own sentiment using MS Word and then punched it out again with my Whale of a punch. I used copics to add some pink to the happy birthday sentiment. I added some bling and then adhered the whole mat to the card front. I love this bear!!!

Challenges include:
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Kiddie Card
Saturday Fort. Challenges - More than one die/punch
Brown Sugar - Anything
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything

Sparkles the x-mas bear.

Hey everyone. Well, I guess it is time for a ... Christmas card. I know it is early, but it seems there are a lot of Christmas Card challenges out there, so why the heck not! I took this digi image and used some spellbinders to mat this adorable teddy bear up. I used some twine to wrap around it. I used some stickles on his hat to make it sparkle!!! I used some random Christmas papers I had and sewed them onto the main mat. I made my own sentiment and sewed it onto the main card as well. I added a flower and a button/brad/leaf to the card. I used a small corner rounder to round my edges and then I adhered the mat to the main part of the card.
Challenges include:
My heart pieces - Anything
Stamp with sarah kay - Sparkling
Cutey Craft - Dieing for a challenge

Gymnast card.

Hi everyone. I want to give a shout out to some new followers who have joined my blog. I also want to thank everyone for their sweet comments, I really appreciate them!!!

For this card, I used another Patti image that I won from entering a previous challenge over at Patti's Creations. I used to be a competitive gymnast for many years, so when I saw this image...I had to have it! For this card I used the K & Co Sweet Nectar paper line. I layered a few pieces and then used some oval spellbinders dies. I used copics to color in our Patti image. I then added some glittery stickler for her gym suit and matching pony tail elastic. I used pop dots to help her "pop" out. But I couldn't stop there with the stickles and added some pink stickler to the polka-dots on the pink paper! I made my own sentiment and printed it off, then used a Paper Shapers, whale of a punch tag punch to punch out the sentiment. I inked it with Shabby Shutters and then pop dotted it. Lastly I put some black bling to add some interest and this one was done! I love it!
Challenges I have entered:
Patti's Creation - Anything Goes
Through the crafts door - Anything
Ribbon Girls - Colour pink/green
Stamptacular Sunday - Bling

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dog album for charity

Hey everyone. I made this card stock paged dog album for the Dogs With Wings charity auction coming up. If you didn't know, we have a service dog through them for our son!

For this album, I tried to keep it simple and not over embellish it. I found some words to place on pages, and I really liked how it turned out. I embossed the X's and O's onto some similar colored paper to be my front/back cover paper and then inked it. I used a variety of paper packs as they all seemed to have browns in them and it turned out great. I stamped the lab/dog stamp and then colored it with copics and then matted it with spellbinders scalloped circle die. I attached some ribbon and flowers to add to the front. I used vintage photo as my ink for the edges and such. I really hope that they get a good price at the auction for it. Last year my baby girl shopping album went for $80!!!!
Challenges include:
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything
Anything but a card - Challenge 2
Simon Says - Emboss
Sassy Cheryls - Show me 92!
Pattie's Creations Challenge - Anything

Thursday, September 20, 2012

What a hoot!

I love this owl image, I mean really who doesn't love owls! I used a spellbinder die and then some smaller circle dies to layer underneath. I added some flowers, gems, brads, and some staples to finish it up. A pretty simple card, but I really like it, mostly because of the owl!!!

Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl - Dies
Dream Valley - Celebrations!
Stamp and create! - Anything

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Embossing, Autumn, and Tim Holtz

I made up this card using Tim Holtz's kraft resist. I used gathered twigs, red brick, and spiced marmalade. I distressed the edges. I stamped the umbrella man with Onxy black ink. Then I embossed Tim's stamp, LIFE, and used a copper embossing powder. I also did that with the umbrella and used dimensional adhesive to give it a POP. I attached the paper to the card base using the tiny attacher and then used copic markers to change the color of the staples to black. I added 3 gears from 7 gypsies. I inked up the "play" tag and then attached it with a clip. This one took awhile, but I had fun playing!

Challenges!!!
Simon Says - EMBOSS!
Stamp Man - Hot colors
Papertake Weekly - Autumn
Paper Shelter - Autumn

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Greenie Darcy's

For this card, I used a "green" version of this Darcy's Diaries digi. I used scraps of paper from other projects to put this one together. I inked using the "stream" colour and then used a similar color to sew the mats on. I used the Martha Stewart punch on the green mat and then adhered it to the main card. I added some matching card stock punched hearts, bling, flowers, and a brad to finish this one off.

Challenges include:
Meljens Design - Scraps!
Joanna Sheen Challenge - So Sweet
Shabby Tea Room - Pink/Green
Pixie Dust Studio - Picture green/pink/black

Darcy's diaries images

I made this card using a Darcy's Diaries digi. I made this one with her in pink, you will see my other post in which I did the same digi but she was in green. I used K & Co paper from Sweet Nectar. I layered the mats and sewed them with green thread. I attached a yellow ribbon and some bling. I used a black spellbinders mat to really make her stand out. I just attached the sentiment and I was done!

Challenges:
Craft your passion - Bingo (yellow, flowers, ribbon)
Shabby Tea Room - Green/Pink
Totally Stampaliocious - Girlie Card

Monday, September 17, 2012

Tilda in purple

Hey everyone. I made this card. I used a mask to get the bubbles images on the purple paper. I layered with spellbinders and then placed a copic'd tilda on top. I used some stickles to dress her up a bit. I placed some brown button ribbon down the side of the card for some texture. Brads, flowers, and a golden star finished this card up.

Challenges:
All Sorts - Purple!!!
Just mongonlia - Stars with Tilda
Make It Monday! - Monday