Friday, September 30, 2011

Card patterns challange

Here is a little Christmas card for the Card Patterns Sketch Challange 134 here.
Here is the sketch.

And here is my card. I used the new papers I received with my October Cardmaking and Papercrafts Mag. It's "My Minds Eye" Snowed In Winter Papers. The green and red cardstock mats are from my stash-probably Recollections. I punched the border on the red with Martha Stewart Poinsettia border punch. I poped that layer up with dimensionals. I added some gold border stickers to the edges, and 4 little buttons for the focals. Quite CAS. Hope you like.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New cards

Here are a few more cards I've done in the past couple weeks.

CR84FN39 challange

I haven't been posting much lately-busy,busy. I have had time to make a few cards, tho. Today I am entering this card in the Create for Fun color challenge #39-to use orange, yellow and brown.  
I have a number of people with anniversaries this fall, as well as birthdays, so most of my fall cards seem to fall into these 2 catagories.

For the image I used the new SU fall set 'Always Thankful', stamped in Stayz-on Timber Brown. I colored it with Prima colored pencils and oderless mineral spirits. I used a Versamark pen and clear embossing poweder on the can.  I cut the image and mat (SU Crushed Cury)  out with Spellbinders labels 4. I chalked around the image with light blue and around the inside edge of the die with yellow Pebbles chalks-Basics. The DP is a piece of DCWV fall stack that was laying in my box-I used it as it was-didn't cut it again. I'm challenging myself to use unusual pieces and shapes;) The orange layer I embossed with the new CheeryLyn falling leaves embossing plate-love that-so pretty! I added some crochet lace trim (from my sewing stash) to the edge. The sentiment is from Verve stamps, stamped with versarmark and chocolate embossing powder. The little flowers are off of a fall stem, and I used copper brads for the centers. I added a little bit of gold stickles to the wheat heads.
I am also entering this over at Crazy for Challanges #106, which was to do a Halloween or Fall theme card. I'm not much into Halloween, but I love fall!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Quick post tonight. Here is a card for the Paper Pal Arts 112-CAS Elements of Style Challange.
Dp is Colorboc, cardstock brown-Bazzil, blue is Paper pazzaz. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the blue 'lace' edge. I stamped the sentiment (Verve Stamps) with versarmark and used chocolate embossing poweder and heat st. The little butterfly is an velvet 'iron-on' which I choose to glue on the wrong side. I liked it better than the velvet side. I added 2 little green rhinestones. Clean and simple!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Autumn B-Day

Another post for today. I'm on a roll-teehee. And I love making fall cards! Soooooooo-

Current Sketch

This card is made using the Card Patterns Sketch 131 . The DP is DCWV Havest Gathering Matstack and the cardstock is the coordinating DCWV Harvest Matstack. I stamped the pumpkin (Inkadinkado Clear mini Autumn ast.) on Bazzil classic Ivory CS with Tim Holtz distress ink-Rusty Hinge and the leaf-flourish with Kalaidascope Autumn Daze, and heat embossed it. (I cut the stamp apart to stamp the pumpkin and leaf seperately). I cut the image circle out with Spellbinders classic circles and sponged around it wit Pebbles Earthtones chalks. I cut the back with Spellbinders Lacy circles. After I had the card assembled I didn't like how the first stamping turned out, so I stamped it again and hand cut it and popped it on top with foam dots. I added a copper flourish sticker (Recollections), some  fall leaf stickers (K&Co), some rhinestones (Basic Grey Bling It) and a butterfly (Martha Stewart). The scalloped border is EK Success. The Happy Birthday is a Starforms sticker.

Happy 6th Birthday

Wow, hard to believe it is already September. Even harder to believe, my second to youngest grandson is already 6. He was so excited, he turned 6 on the first day of 1st grade. (Even tho he said he wanted to go back to kindergarten because they had more toys there!)
I am entering this in the Our Daily Bread Stamps Shining the light challenge 74, which was to use dots or stripes. There are really lots of dots on this ! I really had some fun with this card.
The DP is from a ColorBok Mat stack-Friendly Forest-I bought a while back and just 'un-earthed' when I was organizing. The card base is SU Garden green. I used 2 of the DP for the background, the bottom one had the animals aready on it. I stamped the tree trunk and top (Hampton Arts Clear-Trees) on 2 more of the DPs and cut them out. I free hand cut the 6. The Bunny and frog under the tree are cut from the corners of 2 papers and mounted on foam dots. The ballons (hero Arts Birthday Messages clear) are stamped with SU inks and hand cut. Front 3 are mounted with foam dots. The little bird in the tree is also from the Trees stamp set. I added some googly eyes to some of the critters and stickles to others. I also added stickles to the birds wing, as well as the frog and bunny.

I stamped a number of the sentiments from the Messages set on the inside, as well as a ballon. The 2 trees are a Verve stamp and a Clear Dollar stamp I stamped on the DP and cut out. The hedgehop is part of the red DP. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

IN Our Prayers

I made this card for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge #133. The challenge this go round is 'Bingo'.
 Bingo rules* ~ select 3 items that are in a straight line, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use these on your card/ project.

I chose to do the center horizontal row-embossing, pearls & color 'pink'. And I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #145. 

The DP is from 'The Paper Studio'-Mirabelle Floral & Mirabelle Plaid (so vintage-y). The background grey cardstock is Bazzil (I have no idea the color-it's from a bargain pack I bought at a little craft store when I was visiting my sister in downstate Michigan a year ago). I stamped the sentiment (Flourishes Simply Sophisticated set) with Versamark and used Cleartops Opal Victorian Rose embossing powder. I cut it out with Spellbinders Bumped Out Ovals and highlighted around the inside of the die  with Pebbles Chalks-Earthtones.
I used Co'ordinations Pink cardstock cut out with Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendants to back the sentiment. I used Spellbinders Fancy tags 3 to cut out an additional element to accent the sides. I added some Recollections white pearls. I attached it with foam dots. 
The ribbon/lace is Offray Holiday ribbon I've had forevvvver (the sticker on the roll is from WOOLWORTH'S! How long have they been gone?)  The pearl button is also from my stash.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I have a card today for the MOJO206 sketch challenge.

 I made this card for one of the gals in my craft group for her anniversary. I really liked this sketch this week.

The image is from Flourishes new set 'Zinnias'. I love this set!!!!!! I stamped it on Bazzil simply smooth white cardstock with memento Rich cocoa and colored it with copics. The 2 background DPs are from a download from 'Cardmaking and Papercrafts' magazine-these fall papers in this download are scrumptious. The striped DP is from DCWVs Citrus Stack. I mounted the backgroud papers on a base of  Co'ordinations coffe cardstock. The image panel and stripe are mounted on some burgundy cardstock that I love. But as I bought the pack when I was first crafting, and didn't know enough to make a note of the product name at the time---I now have no idea what it is, and I WANT MORE! Oh, well, maybe I'll come across it again someday.
I cut the two from panels and mats out with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles. I punched a strip of gold cardstock with MS arches punch and attached it over the joint of the background DPs. I popped the image panel up with foam dots. The sentiment is from Verve's 'Love Story" set, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Chocolate EP. I cut it out with Spellbinders ovals and the panel of Co'rd cardstock with Spellbinders Classic Ovals. I attache dit with a thicker foam dot.
The butterfly is cut out with SU beautiful wings embosslit from gold Spellbinders Craft foil and some of the background DP, and layered. I added some red rhinestones to the smaller butterfly. I added some gold stikcers to the corners, and 3 orange pearls above the image panel.
I even finished the inside this time! I used the same DPs as on the front, also used a piece fo the border. The sentiment is computer generated. Hope you like.