Friday, October 12, 2012

Sweet birthday

Hey! Well apparently I am in need of more birthday cards so I made this card. I used the bumper stamp set that came free in the "Cardmaking & Papercraft" magazine. I then coloured in the little guy and the cake. I then cut him out using spellbinders and layered it up with a scalloped circle die from spellbinders. I used some papers from the Echo Park, Dots n Stripes set as well as some My Mind's Eye Christmas paper which went perfect!!! (I had it out doing Christmas cards so why not use a bit of it!!) I punched the black cardstock with the Martha Stewart punch and then layered it with the papers going up from the bottom of the card. I attached a black ribbon and then layered some flowers/brad and adhered it on. I used some Moon Glow, Terra Cotta embossing powder, for the "Happy birthday" sentiment on black paper and then layered it with some white. I added a few bling to the card to add some more black to the card. Lastly I adhered the whole mat to the black card front.
Challenges for this one include:
Loves Rubberstamps - Bling
Crafty Bloggers Net - Anything
Make it Monday - Anything

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vintage chipboard album

Hey everyone! I made this chipboard album in the vintage style. For the cover I used some vintage style paper and added this wooden "traditions" element. I painted it brown. I took this brown piece of paper, and put gold paint all around the edges for a mat. I added some ribbon/flowers/lace and brads to finish up the front. Throughout the rest of the album, I have added stickers, flowers, brads, gens, metal elements, buttons and flowers. I sewed some of the mats to the pages for interest. To bind this album, all I did was take my we r memory punch and make holes for the top and then bind it together using a binder clip. It is a very easy way to get an album together!
Challenges I have entered include:
Through the craft door - Anything
Simon Says - Rustication
Anything but a card - Challenge 3

Fairy sweet

Hey, I took this fairy digi image and then used some stickles to add some glitz to this fairy. I used spellbinders to mat up the die cuts. For the background, I made this using the ranger colour sprays. It is a product they sold a couple years back, it gives some nice rich colour. Then I added some paper from the K & Co paper line sweet nectar. I used some twine to criss-cross around the mat. Then I added three flowers/brads over top of the main image mat. I added a tag I made with my We R Memory Chompers (purple set) and stamped the "You're so sweet" sentiment on to it. I used my copics to match the colours from teh cards in the words. I lastly added this great cupcake embellishment that I'm not quite sure what company it is, but it worked perfectly! Then I adhered it to the card front and it was done!
I entered this into these challenges:
Simon says - Use dies/punches
Tip Tuesday - Wings
Crafts n me - Anything Goes

Happy birthday bear

Hey! I started making this card awhile ago for a challenge that you could only use brown and orange for, however, it got lost in the mix and I found it the other day and thought I would finish it!!! This is a digi bear image. I cut him out with spellbinders and then inked around him with vintage photo. I then layered it onto another spellbinders scalloped circle die cut. I then popped that up on pop dots onto the card which was made with this really great creamy and orange paper. I added some vintage photo to the edges and layered a paper going down the side as well. I made this great sentiment using MS Word and then used my We R Memory Keepers (pink tool) for the angle side to make this look like a tag. I added a brad and attached it to the card. Lastly I added this butterfly, I really think it adds a nice touch...and of course adhering the whole card to the card front on Kraft cardstock
Challenges include:
Simons - Punches and dies
Totally Gorjuss -
Moving Along WTT - Tags
Flutter By Wed - Butterflies and Kraft

Santa bear

Hi! I started out with his teddy bear digi image, but he was a little bare (I know haha), so I added some stamps (the HO HO HO and the 2 presents). I added some stickles to his hat and scarf and then the the presents. I coloured in the presents with copics. I then used a spellbinders square die to cut him out and layered it onto another square (Lacey squares). I took the blue paper in behind and embossed it and then inked over the embossed areas. I adhered that to the red cardstock in behind and then wrapped the ribbon around. I stamped "warmest wishes" onto the red cardstock and then used my corner rounder to make a tag. I then attached that. I then adhered the whole mat to the card front. I wanted to keep this one simple and easy for mailing, but I think it still looks so cute!
Challenges for this little guy include:
Sassy Cheryl - Show me
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Diva's By Design - Anything
Crafty Sentiments - Anything

Awww puppy

I won this digital image awhile back and just had to use this sweet puppy. I added some stickles to his collar and then matted him up using spellbinders. I used some Authentique paper and layered up a tag using my own sentiment using MS Word. I then used copics to add some red to the "Life" in the sentiment.I attached this beautiful red ribbon and made a nice bow! I'm still working on my bows, but this one is great! I then adhered it first to some red cardstock, and then that to the black card front. I added some red bling to the side and she was done!
Challenges I have entered this pup card into are:
Diva's By Design - Anything
Pixie Dust - Anything
Sweet n sassy - Tic Tac Toe (Paper piecing, punches, flitter

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Christmas Penguin Time

Hello...yes I was busy today! I love this digi image of these penguins in a snow globe. To add some glitz to it, I used stickles here and there and some diamond stickles for the "snow flakes". I cut the image out and then matted it onto some pink card stock (spellbinders circle die cut) and then matted that onto some amazing paper that just happened to match. I used a spellbinders circle scalloped die for this one. I then took some polka-dot paper that matched and ran it down the side of the card and then attached some nice red ribbon. I stamped this sentiment onto the same polka-dot paper and then layered it with some red paper (the same as the second layer of the card). I then stamped the merry christmas stamp on the pink spellbinders circle as it looked a bit bare. I then adhered the card to the blue card front, added the flower/brad and I was done. I love these penguins!!!
Challenges include:
St. Lukes - Christmas
Whimsey Stamps - Sparkly
ABC Christmas - 12 days of Christmas
Stamp & Create - Christmas Wonderland
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Birdie Brown and fall

Hey! Check over at Birdie Browns and grab this cute digi. It is there challenge for the month. I printed this guy off and then used watercolour pencils on him. It worked alright, but I think I prefer my copics...but I wanted to do something a bit different. After he was dry, I had to spice him up with some stickles. I layered him onto a spellbinders oval scalloped die cut. I used some random paper for the back and some layered the border and matching sticker onto the mat. I added some big one in behind and 2 little guys in front. Lastly I added some buttons/twine to finish this up. I think I will try this little guy again and use copics, hopefully sometime soon!
Challenges include:
Birdie Brown - Of course!
Card Making Mama's - Fall Theme
Pink Elephant - Fall inspirational photo

Birthday friend card.

I made this card yesterday for my grandma's best friend. I started out by embossing some white card stock with the cuttle bugs embossing file. I then inked the swirls with some Victorian Velvet distress ink. I then added some patterned paper (from Echo park summer collection) and then placed the "friend" sentiment on using a rub on. I then added 3 flowers with brads. For the image, I printed this digi and then used spellbinders to layer up the mat. I added some black bling just to add some interest to that side of the card. I adhered that and then stamped the "happy birthday" onto the same colour cardstock as the main card front. I adhered it all to the card front and then I was done.
Challenges I have entered are:
Tammy's Corner - Friendship
Sassy Cheryl - Birthday
Cute & Girly - Birthdays
Lady Bug Crafts - Flowers/Embossing

Girl Matchbook Album

Here is a quick way to make a mini-album. I made this matchbook style girl album. To add some decoration, I sewed all my mats onto the pages. It was a very easy to put together mini. I added a few flowers and brads along the way and a few stickers of course. I put this one together very quick and it will make a nice present! I also thought that this could turn into a fact a few pockets and it could be a gift card holder/card/mini!
Challenges for this include:
Anything but a card - Challenge 3
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Challenges for everyone - Anything

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

Even though I wasn't feeling well in the today, I made my mom this card for her birthday. I cut out this digi-owl and then added some stickler to her. I used this paper set from K & Co. I cut out some of the flowered patterned paper and put 2 corner paper piecing in each corner. I then added some stickles to the flowers here and there. I added some ribbon and a bow and some bling to the top corner. I then adhered it to a white base and then to the black front of the card. Lastly I added the sentiment sticker and flowers/brads to finish this one up.
Challenges I have entered are:
Make it Monday - Anything
Gem of a challenge - For the girls
Crafts & Me - Add a sentiment

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tic Tac Toe bears

Hey! I used this digi image of these love bears. I then used copics over top of them to add some more details. I cut them out with spellbinders ovals and layered it with a scalloped ovals die. I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Bluebell 6 X 6 pack. I love this paper! I then added a ribbon/bow to the side. I made my own sentiment using MS Word and then used a corner rounder to make a nice tag. I didn't like the light colour paper going across the bottom, so I used the same copic colours I used on the bears to the light colour of the stripe. Then I added 3 flowers and 3 buttons. Lastly I added some glitter to where the bears were sitting...and then some above and on the bears as if it were snowing.
Challenges include:
Sweet n Sassy - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter, flower, button)
Penny's Paper-Craft - Use Dies
Totally Gorjuss - Anything
Meljiens Design - Anything


Here is the other card I made yesterday. I used this wood piece and then added some stickles to perk her up. I layered her onto a couple of spellbinders mats. I added a "boo" sticker. I then just arranged some patterned paper and wrapped some ribbon around it. I added the sparkly pumpkin, a sticker saying witches, and a few buttons/twine. Lastly I just took my black pen and made some faux stitching down the card.
Challenges include:
Party Time - Halloween Projects
Bearly Mine - Halloween
Moving Along - In the Dark
Stampavie - Halloween


Hey everyone. Well I guess I better post the halloween cards I made yesterday, here is the first. I don't know what it is, but I like doing regular cards rather than occasion cards like Halloween. Maybe I just never got into halloween, but anyways, here is one I did.

I used some random halloween papers I had. I matted sticker (bo-bunny I believe) onto a square piece of cardstock and then adhered that to a black die (spellbinders square). I popped it up with pop dots. I added a ghost element for some interest. I layered up some of the patterned paper I had and then using Tim's tiny attacher, I added some fibery ribbon across the card. I then used the spellbinders basic tags set that they sent me for winning a contest, and added some more patterned paper for a sentiment. Lastly, I cut out a couple guys, the ghost and dragon, from patterned paper and popped them up with pop dots.
Challenges include:
Bearly-Mine - Halloween
Crafts Us Crazy - Halloween
Moving Along with the times - In the dark
Stamp with me - Halloween

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dad distressed

Hey everyone sorry for the back log of postings, it hasn't been too sunny out, so I have been postponing taking pictures! Anyways, here is my male inspired card. I used a variety of Tim Holtz papers, stamps, and ink of course. I added some brads to the spellbinders label die inked it up and used copics to colour in the "dad". I used some pop dots to "pop" it off. I added some black ribbon to add some interest and some 7 gypsies gears (as you know I love them!) I ripped the bottom of the main mat and inked it up. Lastly I just layered the papers and brought this card together.
I entered the following challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - Male inspired
Diva's by design - Texture
DSYU - Warm Colours
The Paper Shelter - Distressing
Bunny Zoe's - Distressing
I love that I won 3 digi images from the Paper Shelter for this card. Thanks so much!!! I love your images!

Happy Froggie Birthday

Hey, I used this digi image and used copics to colour him up. I added some stickles on the frog and the cattails. I added some bling to add some extra sparkle. I cut it out using spellbinders circle dies. I layered it onto some cardstock that I embossed. I then added some ribbon that just fit the colours perfectly and then added some flowers, brads, buttons, twine, leaves, and bling. I made my own sentiment again using MS word and I love the "green" happy birthday on the tag, it works well. I then adhered the mat to an extra white mat and then to the green card front and wa-la!
Challenges I have entered for my froggie guy:
DYSU - Warm Colours
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday
Stamptacular Sunday - Birthday
Diva's By Design - Texture