December 1, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches #329

Good Morning and Happy December 1st, we have a new Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge for you this morning.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.

I printed off this image twice so I could fussy cut the largest rose and double it up with foam tape between the layers.

I used my watercolour pencils to colour, I also layered the circle and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with some punched leaves and branches and some gems.

Supplies: White and red card stock, Bugaboo - Rose Tag, misc die cuts and punches, gems.

Stop by the TMS blog, the DT has created some great cards to share.

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November 30, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #182

Some may not agree but I think it is pretty safe to say we are getting suspiciously close to the crunch time for Christmas cards. We (Merry Makers) would like to help you along with that. 

There is a brand new Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge posted, Kathy is our hostess this week and her challenge is to Make a Christmas card with any kind of bird on it. Easy Peasy!

I thought I was being pretty crafty (pun intended) when I used this tiny little row of snowmen with itty birds on them. Alas, I figured most of you don't want to sit with a magnifying glass as you play a 'Where's Waldo" style game with my card. I fixed that little conundrum with this cute little cardinal.

Let's get some details shall we - truth be told I was on a mission this past weekend, I had close to 20 cards on my little too do list. So this card needed to be somewhat simple.

I pulled out the rectangle die cuts - with stitching (of course), I cut out the background and the snowmen. I heat embossed the sentiment in white and then popped the snowmen up with foam tape. I coloured up the cardinal with my new Zig markers (LOVE THEM!) and then fussy cut around the edges and popped it up with foam tape and added Wink of Stella. Then I finished with some silver dots. 

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, My Favorite Things - Hand Lettered Holiday, Lawn Fawn - Joy in the Woods, SS Stitched die cuts, dots.

There Merry Monday DT has created some wonderful cards, take a peek and play along.

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November 29, 2015

Twins you say

AH, I had this half drafted yesterday then just walk away to do something else. So I  am back today to finish the job, and I have a CAS card for you.

Friends of ours had twins and we need a quick card so I put this little one together. I did a stitched panel and threaded some twine through. These stickers are popped up with foam tape. I added a simple sentiment then used some pick and blue gems.

I need a couple more baby cards for the raffle basket so I might be back again today.

Supplies: White card stock, Daisy Hill stickers, Lawn Fawn - Plus One, twine gems.

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November 27, 2015

Faux Textured Metal - Trial #2

I showed you the first card I made using the Faux Textured Metal technique yesterday, this is the second go around. Being as I made them at the same time I think they both had the same downfall.

With this one I used a number of brown distress inks then added a gold brown Pearl Ex for the metallic look. The Pearl Ex worked nicely with the distress inks. I wish the picture showed a little more shimmer.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Sizzix Thinlets, Memory Box - Mini Gears, distress Inks, Pearl Ex, embossing folder.

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November 26, 2015

Faux Textured Metal - Trial #1

I have been spending some time on YouTube looking at different techniques, I found this Faux Textured Metal one by Jennifer McGuire. I love this look but not sure I pulled it off with my two trial runs.

For this one, I used a number of different green distress inks. I had forgotten how much I like blending with these inks and in this case it was no different. I did not have a Perfect Pearls that would work so I decided to try some Pearl Ex I have had forever.

It worked great, where I think my cards went a little side ways is the sentiments.

Supplies: White and green card stock, Sizzix Thinlets, Memory Box - Stars, distress inks, Pearl Ex, embossing folder.

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November 25, 2015

Big Trucks, Simple card

I started on a organizational adventure in my craft room this evening, I expect it to take me awhile but I am looking forward to seeing how it ends up especially after the mess I just made.. :)

In the meantime, the ladies and I had the chance for a second evening to craft together via Google Chat. We are playing along to a challenge that is new to me Wednesday challenge at Simon Says.

I did a card similar to this in the summer but I needed a card for a little man in the raffle basket and this DP was perfect.

I used a simple layout, added some twine and popped up the sentiment I finished with some faux metal sequins that come with adhesive on the backs.

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash, twine, sequins.

So by the ladies blogs, Barb and Judy to see what they have created.

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Score! A little hockey.

Blogger is driving me crazy, it keeps messing with my formatting....

Still building on the raffle basket, sports in general will be a bonus I think. I heard today that each department had to build a basket for the raffle so my cards would be added to that.. Being IT our basket is going to hold a MacBook Air and some accessories. We need to go with a movie theme so The "You've Got Mail" still works.

I used a simple layout for the card, a hocky theme DP for the background, I added a embossed panel along the side then finished with some hockey stickers and pucks. The sentiment is printed off from MS Word.

Supplies: White and grey card stock, Designer Paper - Karen Foster Designs, Little B Stickers, embossing folder.

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Stitched - Family Challenge

This year has simply flown by, Judy has sent out the first family challenge for 2015.

The challenge is to use stitching on our project. I will admit to being relieved at such a simple technique, after all I am not all that talented with the more intricate styles and techniques. So I cheated and used stitched die cuts.

I am continuing to add to the basket I mentioned yesterday. I used a pretty simple layout, I used stitched die cuts for the main panel and the frame. I popped the frame up with foam tape and then added gems to the flowers behind. I had originally heat embossed the sentiment on the back panel but it did not turn out nicely so I used the patch method to cover it up.

Supplies: White and brown card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Hot off the Press - Heartfelt Greetings, SS Stitched die cuts, Gems,

Stop by the following blogs to see what the ladies created, Judy, Barb and Sam.

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November 24, 2015

Sunday Stamps #114

What is going on, three posts in one day.. I love it.

I had some wonderful crafty time with my family tonight. So we decided to play along with a challenge that is new to me Sunday Stamps.

I did take a few liberties with this sketch. I added just a little space at the top, then used a scribble die cut in place of the circle.

I stamped and used die cuts for the cupcake holder and the cupcake. I think added some Liquid Pearls and some glitter to the top of the cupcake. I finished with a sentiment along the bottom.

Supplies: White and pink card stock, Designer Paper – Echo Park, Lawn Fawn – You are all I knead, Sizzix die cuts, glitter, Liquid pearls.

Take a look and Barb and Judy’s blogs to see what they created.

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Fore you

I am going to take a leap, we have a raffle for charity every year a work. I have though about putting a small basket of cards in every year but have never been able to get it together enough to make it happen.

This year though I think I am on my way, I have until Dec 4 to build my little basket and it just might happen. Well it will happen, I committed yesterday when I confirm I would have something to add to the raffle. Yikes!

We have a bunch of golf enthusiasts so I need to but together at least one card with that theme. I found this digital image by Imagine That!, I printed out the golf ball three times, the tee two and layered them all up with foam tape. The golf ball is covered in glossy accents. I finished with some twine. 

Supplies: White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Imagine That! Digis by Kris - Golf Set, twine.

So glad you stopped by,