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)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

 
The new challenge at Crafty Ribbons is Pure Whiteness.  I combined that challenge theme with the Emboss it challenges at Simon Says and created this elegant white on white Christmas card.  I've had this Cuttlebug lace tree embossing folder for a couple of years now and couldn't get it to work right until today.  After a couple of tries, I figured out the trick to making it work.  I used a very light weight cardstock and cut the cardstock piece to fit just inside the embossing folder.  I added a sheer white ribbon bow at the bottom of the tree to finish off my pure white card.
 
Challenges

Little Flower Girl

 
CAS style card I made for the children's charity.  This little flower gal is a stamp that I bought many years ago, but never used until today.  Stamped her with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  Background layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder. 

Challenges:
Pollycraft Challenge 7 - Harvest colors
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Embossed
 (Used Cuttlebug Victoria folder to dry emboss)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Emboss it
(Used Cuttlebug Victoria folder to dry emboss)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Winter Hugs

 
Love this darling little snowman.  Colored him with Copics then cut out image and saying with Spellbinders dies.  Snowflakes were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Patterned paper is BG Aspen Frost.  Added some stickles under the snowman and on the snowflakes.
 
Challenges
Craft Your Passion Challenge 179 - Glitter and gloss (Stickles)
 

Kitty card


Using up more scraps of patterned papers to make cards for the children's charity.  Kitty digi is from Jellypark.  Colored with Copics.  Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Punched some flowers from scraps and added pearls to the centers.  Finished off with a sheer white bow.
 
Challenges
Jellypark Friends - All about the kids
Papertake Weekly - Childs play
Dream Valley - Purple and green

Monday, September 9, 2013

Animal Antics Christmas Card





Another holiday card for the children's charity.  Stamp is from Penny Black.  Colored with Copics. Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Used Stickles Crystal on the hat.  Attached image with pop dots. Added a ribbon, some punched snowflakes and gems.
 
Challenges:
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Animal Antics
Craft Your Passion Challenge 179 - Glitter and gloss (Stickles and gems)
 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Vintage ladies



Used a very old Hero Arts vintage ladies stamp set to create this faux postage card.  Designer papers are from the DCWV Linen Closet Mat Stack.  Added lace and a button stitched on with twine.
 
Challenges:
Love to Create Challenge 81 - Grandparents Day - For grandmother
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free For All - I used sketch 55
Paper Playtime Challenge 18 - Use 3 different patterned papers

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Caught up in the Christmas spirit

 
Getting a head start on my holiday cards.  This cute Fluffles stamp is one of my favorites.  Colored him with Copics.  Cut out with Spellbinders dies.  Background paper is from Basic Grey.
 
Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie free for all - I used sketch 68
Craftyhazelnuts September Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Pile It On Challenge 35 - All that flickers (Christmas lights on image)
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything goes with die cuts (Used Spellbinders Nestabilies dies)

Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

 
I combined a few challenges to create my little reindeer card.  I used Bo Bunny dot paper for the background, a ribbon and a Quickutz die to cut the reindeer out of Bazzill textured cardstock.
 
Challenges:
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge 40 - Something new (the dot paper is new)
 ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for quick
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Anything goes (Used Sizzix Big Kick and Quickutz dies)