Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Tri-Shutter - Autumn is the challenge at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight. We are sponsored by Heartsong Designs. I used their Thistle image to make this tri-shutter card. I colored the thistle with Copics and put some Stickles on the butterfly. I used a Spell binders to cut the image and lots of red brick and Walnut stain distress inks.

My DP's are from a pack that I picked up at Big Lots. They repackage them, so I don't know the maker.

I used a variety of flowers. The dark blue ones I made using my Cricut and the wet and ball method. The red one was a silk flower with I added a gemstone brad with. The small orange flowers are by Making Memories, as is the clear leaves. I wrapped a blue wire around a small paint brush and the blue pearl spray was airbrushed with Copic's.
I used 4 gemstone butterflies for the small folds. The butterflies are a MS punch and then Dew Drops were added to them.
I used a couple of charms to dangle from the top fold. I also used a Maya Road chipboard key that I sprayed with Maya Roads Mist. I added some of my Favorite gemstones to the key.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fallin For You

Fallin for You - Today's challenge at Creative Card Crew is "Fallin for You." We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter. Boy, are their images cute. The have a lot of cute couple images. I in love with about 6 of them. They are so sweet.

My DP is from Target's dollar spot. It was intended for Forth of July, but I thought it was perfect for this image.

I made this flowers by cutting them with Spellbinders Blossom #3, then forming them around a paintbrush. while wet. After they dried, I stacked them on a glitter brad and used some red wire also wrapping them around a paint brush.

I used their Love in Venice image. Aren't they adorable? I colored the couple with Copic's and added some Stickles to the ribbons of their hats, the girls scarf, and their Sachs. I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the water.

Crafts 4 Eternity # 42 metal - the wire

Friday, October 21, 2011

Soup Can

Soup Can - This week's challenge at Sew Many Challenges is a sketch challenge. It is a very easy sketch to follow, so I hope that you will join us in this challenge.

For my card, I used Deja Views Timeless collection. My flower is a Petaloo. My image is Eris Nurse. I colored her with Copics, cut her with a Spellbinder and then distressed with Ranger's Tea Dye. The DP was also distressed. My sentiment is from Hot Off The Press. I also used my Bronze Viva Decor pearl pen.
For my second card I used this week's dollar deal. We are still bringing Awareness to breast cancer and their ribbon campaign. You can get the image here.

My DP is Pressed Petals Baby Girl. I used my MS punch around the page set. My image is colored with Copics and everything was distressed with Rangers Peeled Paint. I used my Viva Decor cream pearl pen.
I hope that you will join us in our Sketch challenge at Sew Many Challenges. You don't have to use a Sew Many Cards image, but we really like it when you do.

Soup Card
Top Tip Tuesday #56 Layer it up
4 Crafty Chicks #60 Marker it up
Colour Create Challenge #82 Burgundy, gold, green and Cream

Stay Strong Card
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #134 Anything stamped Goes
Anything Challenge #52 To the letter
Totally Paper Crafts #89 Layer upon Layer

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sweet Witch

Sweet Witch - Halloween is right around the corner and the challenge this fortnight at Craft Your LinkDays Away is Halloween colors - Green, purple, orange and black. We are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. They have the most delightful products. Such a wide range of crafting supplies. You have got to see all that they carry!
For my card, I used Ching-chou Kuik, Pick a pumpkin by Sweet Pea Stamps. I adore these images. I think they have cast a spell on me; as I love them so much.

My image is colored with Copics and I added some Stickles to her bodice, the cat's wings and the bow on the cat's tail.

This was a scrap of DP from my scrap drawers and the company logo is long gone, so I have no idea as to who made it. The spiders are flocked. So they feel really cool. I used a MS punch on the border and one of the butterflies that I picked up at the scrapbooking convention. I added some black gemstones to the border, to add a little sparkle. I used my wonderful Bow Easy to tie the bow.

Mel Jens Designs DT #80 use a ribbon
Phindy's Place Challenge #77 Halloween
Alphabet Challenge Blog #S=Soon to be Halloween
Card Makin Mamas #31 Halloween
If the Shoe Fits.. Scrap it Female power

Friday, October 14, 2011

Moon Dreamer

Moon Dreamer - Today's challenge at Sew Many Challenges is eyelets. I nice, easy challenge.
For my card, I used Tayla Looking at Moon. You can get this image here. I love how it is just him and a pumpkin gazing at the wonder of a full moon. This makes me think of my husband, who is in Iraq. He is an avid night sky gazer. Which seems really odd; as he usually goes to bed quite early. LOL

My DP is Alleghany by K and Company. My image is colored with Copics.
This week we have an additional sponsor and that is the fabulous Whimsie Doodles. They gave us some images to play with. I used the Have a seat set. I chose to use just this chair and sentiment image, but they have included all kinds of little things that can be added, such as an end table and a pitcher of lemonade.
My DP is Deja View's Timeless. and I used a Spellbinders, Fleur De Lis Accents. It reminds me of a picture on the wall.

I so enjoyed coloring this image. It was all about adding depth. This would also be a great image to paper piece.

For my last card, I used this week's dollar deal, Butterfly Ribbon.

My DP is K and Company's Berry Sweet. I fussy cut the image, then shaped a little with an embossing tool and added wire to give the butterfly some antennas. The black cardstock was embossed with a CB folder and I added some black pearls with my Viva Decor pearl pen.

For this card, like most of my cards, I dig through my scraps first. I have a little trick that I do with my scraps to share with you. I tape a strip of paper to the inside back of my paper pads, making a pocket. I then store all my scraps for that pad in the pocket. I now have all of my coordanating paper together and I can look through there first, instead of cutting a new sheet of paper. It also helps me to be able to name the paper brand on my posts.

Tayla Looking at the Moon Card:
The Pink Elephant Challenge #120 Photo Inspired
Digital Tuesday Challenge #132 Fall Colours
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog # Fall Colors
The Paper Shelter #35 Animals
Simon Says Stamps Challenge Halloween/Goth
For Fun Challenges Pumpkin's with no Faces

Have a Seat Card:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #76 Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday #55 use DP
Anything Challenge #51 Die Cuts/Punch

Butterfly Ribbon Card:
Stamp With Fun #132 Sketch

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Germs are Scary

Germs are Scary-I made these adorable holders for the little bottles of hand sanitizers from Bath and Body works. They had several different kinds of sanitizers that were so fun. My favorite is the Vampire blood. It is clear red with little black beads in it. Below is the bottle without a holder.
I made these for the moms in my daughters play group. All mothers with small children know how scary germs can be, and I thought they would enjoy these.

As much as I would like to take credit for the holders, I first seen this here. Dawn is so cute in her tapes. I love her sign off, as well as her cute giggle.
I used Tim Holtz Rosetta maker to make the little flowers. I heat embossed with a glitter black embossing powder the little Frankenstein heads and fussy cut them. The little sentiment was cut with Tim Holtz tattered banner and again I heat embossed the sentiment. Both images are Studio G, but are from different packs. I distressed everything and bent up the sentiment banners. I used some little black gemstones in the corner.

The first batch I used the smaller Rosetta's on and the second batch I used the larger Rosetta's. I think I like the smaller Rosetta's best. I also used different ribbons as handles on each batch.
This is my DT project for this fortnights challenge of Spooky Fun at Creative Card Crew. We are sponsored by the awesome Simon Says Stamp. They are a wonderful sponsor and have some fun stuff in their shop.

Creative Card Crew is looking for new designers. If you are interested, enter our Spooky Fun challenge at Creative Card Crew and put DT after your name.

Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #133 Special Fold
Meljens Designs DT #79 Halloween
Card Makin Mamas #30 Folds
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Fall/Halloween
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog #79 Make your own embellishments
Stampin Sisters in Christ #110 Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #133 So Distressing
Cupcake Craft Challenges #163 Halloween

Friday, October 7, 2011

Autumn Ribbon

Autumn Ribbon - This week's challenge at Sew Many Challenges is a color challenge-Burnt orange, yellow and brown. I used Sew Many Cards pumpkin image. I colored this image last year in creams and I must say that I really enjoy coloring this image. It is so easy and it really is all about the depth, and it is just nice to focus on using dark and light color to create depth without having to worry about contrasting colors.

I colored the image with Copics and can you believe I didn't add any Stickles to it. :P The image was cut with a Spell Binders, as was the mat behind it. My DP is Cloud 9. I used a MS punch and added some bronze pearls with my Viva Decor pearl pen.
The flowers were cut with my Cricut using the new flower shoppe cartridge. I shaped them and added some Stickles (you knew I would get Stickles in there some where, didn't you?)
My second card used Duncan with Ribbon which is the newest dollar deal at Sew Many Cards. This image was designed with Breast Cancer Awareness in mind, but many organizations use different colored ribbons to bring attention to there cause. Teal had a lot of causes, everything from Anti-bulling to Ovarian Cancer. I found a great site that listed some different ribbon colors and what they represent. You can see that list here.

My DP is My Minds Eye, kaleidoscope. I used another MS punch and the same Spell Binder die as above to cut my image. I used my white pearl pen on this card, but the paper was thinner and it flattened more than I would have liked. I used it also on the flower (Petaloo) centers and it stayed in the dome shape better.
Pumpkin Card
Card Patterns #135 Sketch
The Secret Saturday Challenge #154 Halloween
Stampin Sisters in Christ #109 include fruit (pumpkins count)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Photo inspired
The Shabby Tearoom #82 A Shabby Autumn
Crafts and Me Challenges #55 use a digi
Crafting For All Seasons #11 fall flowers and pumpkins
Truly Scrumptious Challenges #67 distressing

Duncan Ribbon Card
Mojo Monday #209 Sketch
Paper Sundaes #89 Lots of Layers
Craft Your Passion Challenges #79 Ribbon
Paper Take Weekly Punched
Anything Challenge #51 punches/diecuts

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Turkey Bowl

Turkey Bowl - This fortnight's challenge at Craft Your Days Away is to make a tag. We are sponsored by Meljen's.
Meljen makes some really delightful images. They are real fun and so easy to use.

For my tag, I used Meljen's Turkey Bowl image. For my friends from abroad the turkey bowl is an American tradition. Many of you know that we traditionally serve turkey on Thanksgiving, but we have another tradition which is that we always have a major football game also on that day. That game is referred to as the turkey bowl. I love that Meljen used the play on words by putting a turkey in a bowl for this image. It made me chuckle the first time I heard it.

For my tag, I colored my image with Copic's and put some Stickles on the tail feathers. I used Rangers distress ink in several different colors to add color to the tag. I dangled some teardrop charms from the bottom.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge Anything Goes
For Fun Challenges #Warmth
Crafts and Me Challenges #54 flowers
Cute Card Thursday # 184 Animal Crackers
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #102 Things With Wings
Crafts 4 Eternity #39 Anything Goes