November 28, 2013

Muse Challenge #45

I though I would join in the fun for the current Muse Challenge.  I love the large snowflake Lucy used as the focal point for her card, and that is what I used on my card as well.
I used a die cut to for the snowflake then embossed the panel, I added a piece of scrap designer paper in behind. I then stamped the sentiment and added some gold twine and a star button with a gold gem. I even added a little ink to the edges.
You can see Lucy's card that used as my Muse: HERE
Supplies: Cream, brown and craft card stock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Verve - Bright Spirits, Memory Box die cut, embossing folder,  twine, gem.

I have been encouraged to also join in the fun over as Festive Friday too so I will head over there and link up, another challenge to look forward in the new year :).


November 27, 2013

Seize the Sketch #9

I have a short post this evening for the current Seize the Sketch.
I pulled this stamp set out that I have not inked up in a while and stamped it in brown. I added layers for the sketch then finished with twine, a button and a few sequins.
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Technique Tuesday Daisy, twine,

November 26, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #226

I am playing along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I used a thin black border around each of the layers, I heat embossed the motorcycle and the sentiment. The bike panel is popped up with foam tape and I finished with twine.

Supplies: Natural White and black card stock, Designer Paper - Sugar Tree, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash sentiments, Stampin' Up! Motorcycle. twine.

November 25, 2013

Merry Monday #85

We have a new  Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, and Lesley's has another fabulous image for inspiration today.

I have never created a white on white card before, I actually try to stay away from white card stock all together truth be told.  Nothing white ever stays white around me...ever. Surprise surprise I managed to keep this card clean... probably because I did not go anywhere near an ink pad.
I used an embossing folder to create some snowy background texture. I then used a number of die cuts for hills, the buck and snowflakes. I used my SCAL software with my Cricut for the sentiment and I popped up the snowflakes, sentiment and one tree with foam tape. I finished with some gems on the snowflakes.

Supplies: White card stock, Cricut, SCAL software, Memory Box die cuts, Papertrey die cut, gems.
Stop by Lesley's blog  and see what the Design Team has created and play along with us for Merry Monday.

November 21, 2013

Seize the Birthday - Use Pink

Ok, I know I don't usually say a whole lot in my blog posts. This week has been a series of short and sweet posts and this evening is no different. Tonight my card is for the new Seize the Birthday challenge.
Be sure to take a peek at the blog because they have some extra special news to share. Congratulations Jenny.
I was so determined to make this pretty pink paper work, just look at it all girly and such :) I am so not girly. I admit I struggle with the feminine cards, but I am happy with the end results.
I heat embossed the sentiment and it is popped up with foam tape, I inked the edges of the designer paper and used lots of layers. I even added a little texture to the brown strip.  I just had to work the sentiment on the DP into the card and I finished with a couple of sets of deep brown sequins.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Glitz, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash Sentiments, sequins.

November 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #113

A quick card for the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

I heat embossed the sentiment, popped up each layer with foam tape then finished with some pearls.

Supplies: Natural White and Black card stock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash Sentiments, pearls.

November 19, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches #225

Ok, I love this sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I am in need of a few masculine cards so that is what I made. I found this interesting DP in my stash and it worked great for my card.  I added some twine in a thick band and tired a double bow, I finished with some pearls.
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink - Birthday Bash Sentiments, twine and pearls.

November 18, 2013

Merry Monday #84

We have a new  Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge, and Lesley's has once again provided a fantastic inspiration image.
I still had this fun paper in my craft area from another card, I used a die cut to create 6 trees  then pieced together the sections alternating sides and using foam tape to pop parts up. I added red and clear gems all over the trees then I heat embossed the sentiment.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, The Stamps of Life - lights4christmas,  Penny Black - xmas tree, Recollection pearls.
Stop by Lesley's blog  and see the Design Team creations and join in the fun and play along .

November 17, 2013

Seize the Sketch #8

Another quick post for the current Seize the Sketch challenge.
I used a new stamp set from the Stamps of Life and some fun bright papers that are edged in ink. I heat embossed the tv, then fussy cut another panel for the sentiment. I finished with some pearls for the tips of if t antenna
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, The Stamps of Life - tv2stamp, pearls.

Dynamic Duos # 79

I have had a crafty weekend and I love it, at the urging of Lesley  :) I am trying the current Dynamic Due Challenge.
Isn't this paper fabulous, I fussy cut some mittens then embossed them and added a touch of silver glitter pen to the raises bits and the cuffs. I heat embossed the sentiment and button then popped them up with foam tape. I added some twine and sequins to finish.
Supplies: Natural white, and gray card stock, Designer Paper - Bazzill Basics, Verve - Winter Mittens, embossing folders, twine, sequins.

November 16, 2013

Retro Sketches #90 and Be Inspired #41

Ok, yup I'm back. I am having some creative time today and enjoying it. I am also trying a new challenge today. I love the DT samples over at Retro Sketches.

I created a CAS card and even used... gasp... vellum.
I could not resist using The Alley Way Stamps - Be Inspired #41 inspiration again as I love the colours and all those Polka Dots.
I added some coffee stains to the background paper then heat embossed some beans in brown. I added another strip of DP that has the colours in the above inspiration photo and then covered it with some Vellum. I inked up paper edges then heat embossed the mug and fussy cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Vellum, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants , The Alley Way Stamps - Breakfast Club.

Seize the Birthday and Tuesday Morning Sketches #224

My card is for two different challenges, the first being Seize the Birthday where I needed to use texture. Usually I will pull out one of my many.. many embossing folders but today reached for a paper pack I brought this summer and had not used yet.
The paper is so nice it has raised elements,  embossed bits, glittered bits and over all fun with all the texture.
The second challenge is the current Tuesday Morning Sketches, this layout worked great for this card.
I heat embossed the lighthouse in blue twice and fussy cut out parts and popped them up for 3D detail. I used foam tape for the anchor, the compass and the little boat as well.  I added a heat embossed sentiment and some twine. I even added a little yellow glitter pen to the windows.
Supplies: Natural white and blue card stock, Designer Paper - Best Creation Inc ,Inspired by Stamping - Ahoy Matey, MTF-World Traveler die cut, misc punches, twine,

Christmas Card Class - Card 2

I should have posted this card and the others through the week but I just did not get organized enough or find the energy to put a post together.

This is the second card I will show you from the Christmas Card class I attended at Lesley's.

I love this layout.
Supplies: Unknown


November 13, 2013

Beanie Birthday

Isn't this stamp set the cutest, I received it in the mail just last week and I had such fun playing with it.

We are having another family challenge and I have asked the ladies to create something and to use paper piecing, I think it is a technique we have already tried but it is one of my favorites.

This is the video I used to inspire Barb and Judy

I heat embossed all the pieces then cut them out, I added some brown inked edges. I popped up some parts with foam tape. I also heat embossed some beans and the sentiment,

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, The Alley Way Stamps - Breakfast Club and Wish Big.

Stop by Barb and Judy’s blogs to see how they have been inspired by this video.

I am also entering the The Alley Way Stamps - BE inspired challege #41, I love all the polka dots.


November 12, 2013

Christmas Card Class - Card 1

I had the chance to attend a Christmas Card Class this past weekend that Lesley hosted, I have a few cards to show over the next few days. The designs are all Lesley's  :).

This one has a pretty poinsettia made from punches.

Supplies: Unknown

November 11, 2013

Rememberance Day 2013

"A Day of Remembrance"

Image by Dalicar, In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918

Merry Monday #83

We have a new  Merry Monday Christmas Card ChallengeI love the country feel of this weeks inspiration image.
I guess I had three on the brain as I was creating this card :),  I die cut both the snowflakes and the little stars. I used brown as a frame to my striped designer paper and center panel. I added foam dots to the center panel it pop up then heat embossed the sentiment and added some clear and silver pearls.

Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Just Right-Christmas Inner Thoughts,  Memory Box die cuts, Recollection pearls.
Stop by Lesley's blog  and see the Design Team creations and join in the fun and play along with the challenge.

November 6, 2013

i {heart} card sketches no. 41

I found a new challenge :), I was on the hunt for a sketch that would allow me to use this laser cut chipboard bicycle and I found i {heart} card sketches.

I have had this chipboard laser cut embellishment for a while and I though it would be a great addition to a card for one of my best friends birthday. Love the paper and the rest of the card but the jury is still out on the bicycle.
I also could not resist trying out my new Simon Says Happy die Cut that I cut out using double sided tape and covering with glitter. I added a little color to the edges of the layers and used some pearls and gems to add a little sparkle.
Supplies: Cream and brown card stock, Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, chipboard embellishment, Simon Says - Happy, pearls and gems, glitter.

November 4, 2013

Muse Card Challenge #42

I had a chance to spend a few minutes in my craft area this evening so I created a card for the current Muse Challenge.
I love the CAS that Laurie created, the layout is perfect for a quick card I needed to pop in the mail tomorrow. I cut a couple of strips of DP then stamped the little birds and die cut it out. I then stamped the speech bubble and finished with a popped up heart and a sentiment.

Supplies: Cream cardstock,  Designer Paper - Authentique, Lawn Fawn - a birdie told me stamp and die cut set.

Take a look at the this weeks Muse card HERE.


Merry Monday #82

Happy Monday it is time for a new  Merry Monday Christmas Card ChallengeLesley has posted this fabulous looking image for inspiration for this weeks challenge.

The colours for this challenge are Red, Aqua  and white, and we must use circles. I used a white card base then added a panel of aqua designer paper backed with some red card

I stamped this pretty poinsettia with white embossing powder infused with gold glitter then fussy cut it out. I used a circle inch to create a hole in the designer paper then popped a smaller designer paper circle up with foam take and added the poinsettia.

I used the same embossing powder for the sentiment then finished with some white ribbon and pearl.

Supplies: Natural and red card stock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, Verve - Joyous Noel , ribbon, pearl, circle punch. 

Stop by Lesley's blog  and see the Design Team creations and join in the fun and play along with the challenge.


November 3, 2013

Cas(E) this Sketch #52

A quick card today for the current Cas(E) this Sketch.
Simple layers and die cuts were used make up my card, I finished with some twine and gems.

Supplies: White card stock, Designer Paper - Pebbles, Spellbinders, The Stamps of Life - balloons2cut, twine, pearls and gems.