Friday, December 27, 2013

Purple swing card

 

 
Scalloped circle flip swing card cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  The fairy digi is by Pink Cat Studio.  Used EK Success punches for the corners and flowers.  Also added 4 small buttons on the flowers.
 
Challenges
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pile It On Challenge - P is for purple
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge - Anything goes 
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pick of the year - Dec 3 Anything goes

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have a magical day

 
Card for a special little girl made with a cute fairy digi I found at Pink Cat Studios.  Embossed yellow layer with Cuttlebug texture folder, then cut out the oval opening with a Spellbinder die.  Stamped saying with Versafine ink and hand cut the banner.  Mounted banner to card with pop dots.
 
Challenges
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pile It On Challenge - P is for purple
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pick of the year - Dec 3 Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge - Keep it clean and simple

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Have a ice day

 
Another card made with my favorite Bugaboo Penguin digi.  Designer paper is Quite Contrary from My Minds Eye.  Doily cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file I found at the Silhouette store.  Scallop border and image were cut out with Spellbinder dies.  Also used Stella's Sketch 148 at the Catch the Bug Challenge website.
 
Challenge
2 Creative Chicks Challenge 9 - Christmas/Winter
Pile It On Challenge - P is for Penguin
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge 156 - Last Minute Christmas Cards
Inky Impressions Challenge - Merry Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Happy Holidays
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Warm wishes

 
This cute little penguin is a svg cutting file from a set called Skating Penguins by Scrappy Dew.  Cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo and the Designer Edition software.  Embossed white layer with Cuttlebug snowflakes folder.  Added some EK punched snowflakes with rhinestones in the centers and some black pearls for the eyes.  Saying was stamped with Versafine ink and cut out with a Spellbinders die.  Green oval was also cut with a Spellbinders die and attached with pop dots to the embossed layer.

Challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Bling it on
   2 Creative Chicks Challenge 9 - Christmas/Winter
Brown Sugar Challenge 73 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Challenge 156 - Last Minute Christmas Cards
Inky Impressions Challenge - Merry Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - Happy Holidays
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Non-tradional Christmas Colors 
Colors used, White, black, royal blue, green and orange
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for - Your own embellishments
Punched snowflakes then added rhinestones to the center

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowflake fairy




Found this sweet winter fairy at Pink Cat Studio.  Her name is Lily Snowflake.  She comes precolored in pretty shades of blue.  Cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Scalloped border was cut with my Silhouette Cameo and a border file I found at the Silhouette store.  Designer paper is last years Blue Christmas pack from Recollections.  

Challenges
Sketch Saturday Week 289 - Anything goes after 215 - I selected sketch 249
Catch The Bug Challenge - Favorite Christmas Song - Blue Christmas
   2 Creative Chicks Challenge 9 - Christmas/Winter
Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Non-tradional Christmas Colors - Black, blue and peach
Simon Says Challenge - Let It Snow - There's snowflakes on 4 parts of the digi image and all over the designer paper in the background.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

I'll Be Home For Christmas

 
Thought I was all done with my holiday cards, but rec'd some in the mail from the guys at the company my husband used to work at before he retired.  I have a hard time making cards for men so picked this generic holiday door scene that I found at the Silhouette Store.  Cut out all pieces from Bazzill cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo.  Love that these are standard size and flat so I don't have to pay extra postage to mail them.
 
Challenges 
 
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 237 - Inspired by favorite movie/song
The 1998 movie called - I'll be home for Christmas
Catch The Bug Challenge - Favorite Christmas Song - I'll be home for Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge  - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks Challenge 9 - Christmas/Winter
 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Penguin trifold card

 
 



Combined a cute penguin cut file that is a free download this week from Designs on Cloud 9 and card base 49565 from the Silhouette store.  Cut out all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo a Bazzill cardstock.    Also used EK Success snowflake punch.
 
Challenges
Simon Says Challenge - Let It Snow
 Pile It On Challenge - P is for Penguin

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Merry Christmas


This sweet little snowgal is a precolored digi image from the Little Frosties Christmas 1 digi set by Trina Clark at Digi Web Studio.  Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed the white background layer with the Argyle Cuttlebug folder.  Cardstock is textured Bazzill.  Cut out scalloped border with my Cameo.

Challenges

Pile it on 48 - P is for pink
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 200 - Start of winter
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas cookies - gingerbread
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 149 - Merry Christmas projects
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make your own background - embossed argyle bg 

HO HO HO


 
I'm finishing up the holiday cards for the childrens charity this week so I can get them off in the mail next week.  This cute little Santa digi is from Bugaboo stamps.  Colored him with Copic markers.  Cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders square dies.  Embossed white layer with Cuttlebug snowflakes folder.  Printed sayings and added a black twine bow and some black gems.  Also used this week's sketch layout from the challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. 

Challenges
2 Creative Chicks Challenge 9 - Christmas/Winter
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 236 - Christmas
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes
Crafter's Café Challenge - Use lots of red
Paper Pretties Challenge - Christmas
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Christmas using traditional colors
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 149 - Merry Christmas projects
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make your own background - embossed snowflake bg 
Catch The Bug Challenge - Favorite holiday treat - Candy canes
Red, white (cardstock and ink) - stripes (candy cane) - bling (gems)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Little frostie


Found this snowman at the Digi Web Studio store.  It's from a digi set called Little Frosties Christmas 1 by Trina Clark and only costs $1 for the whole set of digis.   Cut out the snowman and background layer with Spellbinder rectangle dies.  Embossed the white layer with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder.  Added a punched snowflake, some pearls, stitched ribbon and a tag.

Challenges
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 200 - Start of winter
Pile it on 48 - P is for pearls and punched shape
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Christmas using traditional colors
Pennys Papercrafty Challenge 156 - Bingo - Bow, pearls, ribbon
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 149 - Merry Christmas projects
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Tag - tag with saying tied on the ribbon
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Make your own background - embossed snowflake bg 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas tree candy box



 
Making these cute little Christmas tree candy boxes for my neighbors.  Each box has dividers so they hold 4 chocolate candies.  It gives me a good excuse to go shopping at our local candy store that hand dips all their yummy candy.  I used cut file 52010 Christmas tree box from the Silhouette store.  Cut out all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo except for the clear plastic layer under the trees.  Attached with Xpress It double sided high tack tape.
 
Challenges
Love to Create Challenge - Holiday Gift 3D Project
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Christmas with traditional colors
Dream Valley Challenge 71 - Anything but a card
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes 
Pile It On Challenge 48 - P is for Present
Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Christmas
Catch The Bug Challenge - Gift Wrapped

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Another penguin card

 
Papertake Weekly Sketch 42
 
This adorable precolored digi is from the Silly Little Penguins set by Cheryl Seslar at the Digi Web Studio store.  I cut out the image and background layer with Spellbinders dies, added a snowflake print ribbon and snowflakes in the lower left corner.  Attached image with pop dots to Aspen Frost paper from Basic Grey.   Also use sketch 42 from the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Time - Sketch 42
Basic Grey Challenge 109 - Happy Christmas
Used Basic Grey Aspen Frost designer papers
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes 
Charisma Cardz Challenge 46 - Christmas
Pile It On Challenge 48 - P is for Penguin


Friday, November 29, 2013

Have a ice day

 
 
 Papertake Weekly Sketch 53
 
 
Went shopping yesterday at the Digi Web Studio store and found this darling little penguin in a set called Silly Little Penguins by Cheryl Seslar.  Designer paper is Aspen Frost by Basic Grey. Sketch layout from the Papertake Weekly Challenge blog.  Image was cut out with Spellbinders die.  Stitched velvet ribbon together to form the bow and attached with glue dots.
 
Challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Time - Sketch 53
Basic Grey Challenge 108 - Cold and frosty
Used Basic Grey Aspen Frost designer papers
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes 
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Things with wings - Penguin

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Have a dog-gone great birthday

 
 
 
Need to restock my stash of birthday cards for boys/men.  Love this puppy from Dustin Pike.  He comes precolored so cards go together quickly.  Used my Spellbinders dies to cut out the image and background layer.  Added pop dots to the back.  Attached the bow to the paper clip and placed it on the upper left corner of image.  Designer paper is called All About Boys from DCWV.
 
Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Time - Sketch 42
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Fab n Funky Challenge - Cute Critters
Challenges 4 Everybody 34 - Anything goes


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thank you card - 2nd post today


Papertake Weekly Sketch 86
 
I've had this clear Stampendous stamp set for many years, but I've never made a card with it as I had a problem with missing parts when I stamped the image.  Today I decided to try again, but this time I stamped the image, scanned it into my computer and fixed the missing lines with the pencil tool in my graphics program.  Love that I can use it in the future and won't have to fuss with trying to get a clean stamped image.  The papers I used were a freebie in a card magazine I bought last month.  Substituted Prima flowers and a ribbon for the stars shown on the sketch.
 
Challenges
Card Crafters Circle Challenge 102 - Thankful or thank you
Paper Playtime Challenge 24 - Anything goes
Bearly Mine Challenge - Anything goes
(Used Spellbinders Nestabilities rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies)
Songbird Challenge 28 - Dies

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beary Merry Christmas Swing Card

Swing card front view

Swing card inside view

Found this fun scalloped circle swing style cut file at the Silhouette store and decided to use it for the cards I am making for the children's charity.  The cute little bear on the front is a digi image called bearing gifts from the Digi Darla shop.  Colored with copics.  Photo corners were cut out with a punch from EK Success that has been sitting in a drawer collecting dust for over a year.  Snowflakes and card base were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  The saying on the inside circle is "Wishing you a Beary Merry Christmas"

Challenges
Sparkles Christmas Challenge 34 - Have A Beary Christmas
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes with a Snowflake
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - CAS Christmas
(Corner punch hasn't been used in over a year)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Season's Greetings - 2nd post today


I have been looking for some new ideas for holiday cards to make for the children's charity.  I stopped by the Silhouette store this afternoon and found this new gingerbread girl cutting file which I thought would be perfect to use for the little kids.  I cut out the white, kraft and red layers with my Silhouette Cameo.  Attached the front layers, then added a tiny bow.  Very quick and easy to make.  And a fun card that is easy to mass produce when time is short around the holidays.

Challenges
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge 153 - Add a sentiment
Silhouette Challenge 7 - Anything Holiday

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What turkey?


Another card for the children's charity.  Looks like Fluffles the cat has been up to a bit of mischief with the turkey.  Hope he will make the kids smile.  Colored him with Copic markers.  Cut out image, scallop background layer and circle layer with Spellbinders dies.  Added a few buttons and a bow.  

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks or Thanksgiving
Pile It On Challenge 45- Show us your tools- Sizzix Bigkick and Spellbinder dies

Friday, November 15, 2013

Gatefold holiday card




View with card open

View with card closed with ribbon

Another gatefold style card for the children's charity.  This sweet little boy is a digi I found at the Fred She Said store.  Cut out the image, background layer and saying with Spellbinders dies.  
Embossed blue layer with Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder.  

Challenges
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Not Square
Crafty Girls Challenge 6 - Anything Goes


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving


I found this cute precolored digi image that is a free download from the Dearie Dolls website.  Cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders square dies. Cut out a banner and stamped Hero Arts saying, then added a few gems on the side.

Challenges
Paper Pretties Challenge - Give Thanks
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Thanks or Thanksgiving
Pile It On Challenge 45- Show us your tools- Sizzix Bigkick and Spellbinder dies
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge197 - Bountiful harvest or blessings
Cardz TV Challenge - Happy Harvest
2 Creative Chicks Challenge 8 - Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gatefold Christmas Card

View of open card
 
View of card closed with belly band
 
Gatefold style holiday card for the Cards 4 Hospitalized Kids charity made with a fun teddy digi by Nancy Kubo at Lettering Delights.  Opened the graphics file with Silhouette Studio software, traced it, then added a white border around the bear.  Cut out the Christmas tree charm and the bear with my Cameo.
 
 
Challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Keep It Clean & Simple
Silhouette Challenge 7 - Anything Holiday
Divas by Design - Use a digi
 


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Holidays

 
This sweet little gingerbread girl is a digi image from Bugaboo.  I colored her in Photoshop, then used Silhouette Studio to create a print and cut file.  Used by Cameo to cut out image, saying and snowflakes.  White circle background and green scalloped circle background layers were cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Punched the scalloped border with Fiskars punch.  Added some pearls and a twine bow.  Print paper is called Aspen Frost from Basic Grey.  White cardstock is from Neenah.
 
Challenges
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Silhouette Challenge 7 - Anything holiday
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Hoppy Birthday

 
Birthday card for a little girl made with a fun frog image by artist Tammy DeYoung.  Tammy sells her digi images at Aimee Aisher and as rubber stamps at Inky Antics.  Colored image with Copic markers.  Embossed purple layer with Cuttlebug folder.  Added printed saying with twine bow.
 
The Crafter's Café Challenge 35 - Birthday Celebrations

Friday, October 25, 2013

Have a ice day!

 
 
This little cutie is a precolored digi image called Top hat and tails  from Digital Delights.  Cut out card base, image and saying with Spellbinders rectangle dies. Added snowflakes with gems in the centers.

Challenges
Delightful Challenges - Winged Things
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 190 - No Squares Allowed
The Paper Shelter Challenge 134 - Easel Cards
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Spooky Halloween Easel Card


 
Went shopping at the Silhouette store and found this fun Halloween easel style card cutting file.  Used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out of AC cardstock.  Assembled all pieces then added some googley eyes and a ribbon with bats and cats on it.  Bat was attached with pop dots for extra dimension.

Challenges
Simon Says Challenge - Halloween or Colors
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 282 - Spooktacular
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 31 - Anything goes
Sparkles Challenge 49 - Halloween or Colours
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 194 - Halloween Colors
Clear It Out Challenge - Halloween
Dream Valley Challenge 68 - Halloween
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party 17 - Halloween
Paper Shelter Challenge 134 - Easel card
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 189 - Too cute to spook

Saturday, October 19, 2013

You are sew special

 
Working on another package of cards for the chidrens charity.  I picked this fun kitty image from 2 Cute Ink because it always makes me smile and I hope the kids will too.  Colored with Copics.  Punched flowers and dots for the centers with EK Success Punches.  Printed saying and cut out with my paper trimmer.  Machine stitched with zig zag pattern around edges. Print paper is from The Paper Studio Basics Pack.  It has white stitched lines in the pattern which ties in nicely with the sewing theme of the card.
 
Challenges
 Brown Sugar Challenge 64 - Blue, gray and white
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 22 - Anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge 133 - Two colors only (Blue and gray)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge 280 - Lots of embellishments
Bakers twine, machine stitching, punched flowers and dots
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge 33 - Anything goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Spots and dots
Punched dots for flower centers and lower left side of image
Catch the Bug Challenge - Bingo - Punch, players choice, sentiment
Used EK Success flower and dot punch, bakers twine and sentiment
The Crafters Café Challenge 33 - How adorable
 



 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween easel style card


Easel style card.  Cardbase was cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One dies.
  Spider web and bats were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo using files from the Silhouette store.  The kitty hiding in a pumpkin stamp is from a retired Stampin Up rubber stamp set called A haunting we will go.  Happy Halloween is a rubber stamp from Inky Antic.  Image was colored with Prismacolor pencils then cut out with Spellbinders rectangles dies.  Saying is attached to cardbase with pop dots.
 
Challenges
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 192 - Pumpkins
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 101 - Cute and furry
Simon Says Challenge - Use a stamp
Cardz TV Challenge 6 - Pumpkin patch
2 Creative Chicks - Halloween Challenge 7
2 Creative Chicks - Halloween Spooktacular Linky Party
Craftin Desert Divas - Craft it up And Link it up Linky Party 16 - Sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 21 - Favorite technique - my favorite is making easel style cards
 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hope you have a MOO-velous day!

 
Love this cute little cow from Bugaboo.  Colored her with Copics and cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities square die.  Added some ribbon, punched flowers and pearls.  Made the pink polka dot paper in my graphics program and printed on my inkjet printer for a softer look.
 
Challenges
Catch the Bug Challenge - October anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - We're going dotty
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 187 - Bring humour to your creation
Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up -Link It Up - Anything with a sentiment
 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Merry Christmas To Ewe...


 
This is one of my all time favorite Christmas digis to make cards with.  It's called Merry Christmas to Ewe from Bugaboo.  Cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies.  Added some punched snowflakes and a "ice cycle" border made with MS drippy goo punch.  Applied glitter glue to the hat so it's very sparkly.
 
Challenges:
Catch the Bug Challenge - October Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 187 - Bring humour to your creation
(Love the fun saying that comes with the Bugaboo digi.  Used it on the inside)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall kitty


Please click on the photo for a larger clearer view
 


This adorable little kitty is called Cat in Fall by Digi Darla.  I colored him with Copic markers and cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.  Was able to use up a lot of let over scraps of fall papers from last year using the fun sketch from Card Crafters Circle.

Challenges:
Digi Darla Challenge - Anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - Sketch 95
Crafty Catz Challenge 201 - Anything goes
QKR Stampede Challenge 59 - Fall colors
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 101 - Cute and furry

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I'm nuts about you


Love this darling little squirrel from Dearie Dolls.  Cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies.  Background layer was embossed with Cuttlebug Houndstooth folder. 

Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack 18 - Anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Autumn/Fall Link It Up Challenge

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thinking about you

 
 
 A few months ago I made a similar card,  but it was for a little boy.  Today I created one for a little girl.   Used a cute monkey digi from Bugaboo, Cottage Cuts window die,  lace, pearls and a button tied on with twine.  Randomly stitched the gingham paper to the card base with my sewing machine.
 
Challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC Challenge 18 - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Use a digi
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge 145 - 2 or more papers
(You cant' see it very well in the photo, but the pink paper on window die cut  has a stripe pattern. 2nd paper is the gingham on the background.)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Use 2 or more papers
Catch the Bug Bingo Challenge - See row and details below
Players Choice - Bugaboo monkey
 Homemade embellishments - lace curtain
Button on top of window
 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Teddy Bear Card

My Teddy Bear Card
 
Pinspirational Photo Challenge
 
Had a lot of fun combining several challenges to create my teddy bear card.  This is another stamp that I have had for many years and never used.  Stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with Copics.  Background layer is dry embossed with Darice embossing folder. 
Also added lace, prima flowers with pearl centers and punched leaves.
 
 
Challenges
Pinspirational Challenge 74 - See teddy bear photo
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge - Flowers - Used Prima flowers
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Embossed
(Used Darice folder to dry emboss carmel layer)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it
 (Used Darice folder to dry emboss carmel layer)