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.
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.
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.
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"

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.

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.  

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.  

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.

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.
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.
Catch The Bug Challenge - Anything goes
Silhouette Challenge 7 - Anything holiday