Tuesday, December 30, 2014

And they called it Puppy Love..


Remember the song from Paul Anka called Puppy Love?  That's what popped into my mind when I tried to think of a title for this blog post.  This card is for my hubby for Valentine's Day.  He loves dogs, so I thought this darling digi image called "Heart Puppy" from Eureka Stamps would be perfect for his card.

Colored the digi image with Copic Markers.  Used a gold glitter pen for the dog tag.  Designer paper is from the Robin's Nest.  Image printed Neenah cardstock.  Cut out the digi image with Spellbinders square dies.  Scalloped border and the heart shaped ribbon holder are cut files from the Silhouette store.  Cut those out with my Cameo.  Mounted image to card with pop dots for a little dimension.

Challenges
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Make your own - heart shaped ribbon holder
Here's my tip - Ribbon holders are easy to make.
  I used a Silhouette cut file, but you can make them with a punch or die cut too.
  Just cut out the shape you want and cut two slits for the ribbon to slide through.
Eureka Stamps Challenge 121 - Something Old And Something New
Something Old is the designer paper and the Spellbinders square dies,
 New is the digi image and ribbon holder cut file from the Silhouette store

Monday, December 29, 2014

Another Valentine Card for the Children's Charity


This sweet little bear is a digi image called "Bear with Heart" from the Eureka Stamp store.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  Cut out with a Spellbinders square die.  Hearts were cut out with Provocraft heart dies.  Heart border is a Spellbinders Page Map On The Edge die.  The little paper clip on the lower right side of the image is a new cut file I bought at the Silhouette store.  Cut it out with my Cameo.  Designer paper is from The Robin's Nest.  Will be sending this in next month's package to the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge 121 - Something Old And Something New
Old is paper and dies, New is the digi image and cut file from the Silhouette store

Valentine's Day Card for the Children's Charity


I recently purchased some Darice zippered binders to store and organize my embossing folders and dies.  While sorting through my collection and putting things away, I noticed I have several embossing folders and dies that I bought on sale, but never used.  So I pulled out a couple of them and starting making cards this afternoon.  This card will be in the next month's package with Valentine and Spring theme cards for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Here's a list of the supplies I used: Provocraft heart dies, Stitched Circles Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Lacy Circle die, Neenah white cardstock and designer paper from the Robins Nest.

Challenges
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a healthy and safe New Year!

Supplies used: 
 Party Gang stamp by Penny Black, Copic markers, DCWV All About The Boys Designer Paper, 
Georgia Pacific White Card Stock, and Darice Green / Turquoise Card Stock.

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pick A Fave - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Happy New Year
CRAFT Challenge - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge - Anything Goes/Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wishing You A Beary Merry Christmas - 2nd post today


Don't you just love the fun expression on this little polar bears face?  He always makes me smile.  I found him at the Eureka Stamps store.  Colored the polar bear with Copic and gold metallic markers.  Added glitter glue for the snow and Flower Soft to the pom pom on the hat.  Embossed background layer with dots folder and cut out image and background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Snowflakes were cut out with my Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Use some glitter
QKR Stampede Challenge - Lots of layers (5 layers)
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - All white
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pick a fave (2 or 4 legs)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Dec - Christmas
Pile It On Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles

Have A Micey Nice Christmas


This cute mousie is one my favorite holiday stamps by Penny Black.  Colored with Copic markers.  Also used red ribbon, Studio G glitter glue for the snow, Liquid applique on hat, rhinestones, Spellbinders dies and designer paper called Dots & Stripes by American Crafts.  Snowflakes were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Challenges I am entering
Eureka Stamps Challenge - Use some glitter
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Pick a fave (2 or 4 legs)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Dec - Christmas
Pile It On Challenge - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles

Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter scene


Here's another holiday cut file I bought at the Silhouette store during the sale.  Used American Crafts and Bazzill card stock.  Cut out with my Cameo.  Saying is a clear stamp from Penny Black.  

Challenges I am entering
Clear it Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration
Used the first photo with the trees and snow as my inspiration
Pennys Papercrafty Chalenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Lots of Layers (there's 7 layers)

3D Shadow Box Card


This is one of the new 3D shadow box cutting files at the Silhouette store by Lori Whitlock.  It's a neat design, but very tricky to put together.  I cut it out of 110 lb GP white card stock and found that it wasn't sturdy enough.  Next time I cut this out, I plan to use a very heavy weight card stock.  That way it will hold the shape better and not bend towards the center.   

Challenges I am entering
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration
Used the photo with the snowflakes as my inspiration
Pennys Papercrafty Chalenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Lots of layers
Love To Create Challenge - Create a scene

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snow globe winter scene card


I'm trying out some new cutting files I bought during the recent sale at the Silhouette store. Here's my first test cut of a snow globe card using one sheet of Bazzill white and some card stock scraps from my bin.  Sorry for the poor quality photo.   It was a bit overcast when I snapped the photo.

Challenges I am entering
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration - used deer snow photo
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Come & Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Love To Create Challenge - Create a scene (10 challenges including LTC)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winter Scene


Trying out some new cutting files I bought at the Silhouette store.  This card looks much better in real life.  I used kraft cardstock for the card base, dark brown for the deer and red for the cardinals.  White cardstock is textured by Bazzill.   All pieces were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.

Challenges
Eureka Stamps Challenge - For The Birds
Pile It On - Anything Goes/Holidays
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Come & Get It Challenge - Merry Christmas
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Christmas/Holiday Season
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Have a dog-gone great birthday


I'm taking a short break from holiday cards today.  This Birthday card is for a sweet little girl.  Used a rainbow digi from Lettering Delights for the sky outside the window frame, a darling puppy image called Doggie bone from QKR Stampede, window and saying were cut out with my Silhouette Cameo and the image was colored with Copic markers.

Challenges I am entering my card in
QKR Stampede - Rainbows
Eureka Stamps - Celebrations
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with sentiment
Allsorts Challenge - Animal Magic
Whoopsidaisy - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas trees


I found this gorgeous cut file at Birds Cards.  The cutting file is HERE.  I cut out the white tree layers with my Silhouette Cameo and Georgia Pacific cardstock.  Tag was computer printed then cut out with a Spellbinders die.

Challenges I am entering my card in
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - 12 Anything Christmas
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Christmas/Holidays
Completely Christmas Challenge - Christmas And Twist Begins with a S (Swirls)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Christmas
Pennys Papercrafty Challenge - 206 Favorite color - Blue
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 47 Blue, Blue Christmas

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Snowman gift box

I made this cute snowman gift box with a digi image called Catching Snowflakes #21304 from the QKR Stampede store. I opened the snowman digi image in Silhouette Studio DE software, did mirror right to flip it.  Then opened the gift box (Silhouette cut file #69938), aligned the snowman image with the circle, grouped the pieces, turned on registration marks, then printed it and cut out all the other pieces with my Cameo.  Colored the snowman with Copics.  Printed the Merry Christmas saying and cut out with a Spellbinders die.

Challenges I am entering my box in
QKR Stampede Challenge - 115 Anything but a card
Glitter And Sparkle Challenge - 113 Use some snow
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - 287 Christmas present
Paper Pretties Challenge - Snow much fun
Craftin Desert Divas Challenge - Christmas
Completely Christmas Challenge - 40 Anything goes -Twist letter S

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Cat - Second post today


Papertake Weekly Sketch 60


I finished another holiday card for the children's charity while waiting for the turkey to finish cooking.  This darling image is called Christmas Cat from the Eureka Stamps store.  Colored with Copics and EK Success gold glitter pen.  Other supplies used are Spellbinder dies, Silhouette cut file for the border, Cameo, pop dots, designer paper from Hobby Lobby and ribbon.

Challenges I am entering:
Eureka Stamps - Non traditional Christmas colors - used warm gray designer papers
QKR Stampede - Bling it on - Used gold glitter pens to color the bell on collar and the
 top of the ornament that's hanging from it's tail.
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick - Used sketch 60 as shown above
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Pennys Challenge - Anything goes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Anything goes
Beccys Place - A month of holiday cards

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Snowflake Card


Cut out this pretty snowflake card with my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file I bought from the Silhouette store.  I cut out just the card front piece and layered onto turquoise card stock then on a white square card.  Added a pearl in the center.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Come And Get It Challenge - Winter theme
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use 2 or more colors
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything goes
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything goes

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Have a magical bday


Birthday card for a little girl made with a precolored digi image called Lily Bee from Pink Cat Studios.  Cut file is called lace frames from the Silhouette store.  Cut out with my Cameo.  Inside says "Wishing you a Magical Birthday".

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - Yellow and purple
Robyns Fetish Challenge - Things with wings
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything goes
Fab N Funky Challenge - Birthday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowflake swing card


Cut out this pretty Snowflake swing card with my Silhouette Cameo using a file I bought at the Silhouette store.  Blue layer was embossed with snowflakes folder.  Added a rhinestone gem in the center of the snowflake. 

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee And Cards - Favorite Holiday
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dangling Ornaments Card


Trying out a new card file I found at the Silhouette store.  Used medium weight red and heavy weight gold cardstock.  Attached ornaments to cards with gold cord.  It's was really hard to take a photo of the card as the ornaments were swinging back and forth.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Ornaments

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dec 25th






Found this fun holiday cut file at the Silhouette store.
  Cut out with Bazzill Red Basics Cardstock from Joann.com
.  This is going in the box for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.
  Thought this would work for the older kids and can be given to a boy or girl.


Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
CHNC Challenge 202 - Keep It Flat
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Ornament - (It's hanging off the numbers)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Christmas from Santa Paws



Our dog got us up at 4 this morning as he heard a dog barking down the street.  Couldn't go back to sleep, so I worked on holiday cards.  I am adding this to the others in the box for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  The box is filling up nicely.  Hope to have it done and mailed to the charity in a few days.

This cutey is called Cat and Ornament.  It's from the Eureka Stamps store.  I colored the image with Copic markers and a silver metallic pen for the ornament top.  Cut out the cat and scalloped rectangle background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Scalloped border was cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. 

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
CHNC Challenge 202 - Keep It Flat

Puppy Flip Card


This cute holiday pup is called Snow cap.  He is from the Eureka Stamps store.   I colored the pup with Copic markers and added Flowersoft to the trim.  Hand cut out the image.  Flip/Swing Card base was cut out with a file I found at the Silhouette store using my Cameo.  This is going to the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Eureka Stamps Challenge 114 - 4 legged friends
QKR Stampede Challenge 112 - Let's Talk Christmas
Papertake Weekly Challenge - 2 or 4 paws
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
CHNC Challenge 202 - Keep It Flat

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Ornaments Card


My hubby is out running errands this morning so I've got lots of time to play.  I found this pretty ornaments cut file at the Silhouette store.  Cut out of GP white cardstock using my  Silhouette Cameo.  I found that it helps to have a sharp blade and a newer cutting mat.  Added some rhinestone bling and a pretty blue ribbon.

Challenges I am entering my card in
Beccys Place - A Month of Holiday Cards
Crafty Catz Challenge 254 - Ribbon and or lace
Completely Christmas Challenge 37 - Anything goes - twist - some blue
Craft Your Passion Challenge 239 - Something beginning with a B
Used blue cardstock, blue ribbon and bling 

Gingerbread gift tag


Rec'd these cute little gingerbread men as a RAK from a crafting buddy.  Colored hearts with a red glitter pen, trim with a white gel pen and dotted the eyes with a black fine point marker.  Brown and red die cuts are done with Spellbinders dies.  Used my Cameo to cut out the green pieces.  Added a button tied with twine and some twine on the back to attach to the package.

Challenges I am entering my tag in
A Crafty Mess Challenge 1 - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge 239 - Something with a B - Used brown cardstock and a button

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Merry Christmas from Tweety


Another print and cut Looney Tunes file I found at the Silhouette store.  Cut out Tweety with my Silhouette Cameo.  Cut out the easel card base, layers and saying with Spellbinders dies.  Used EK Success punch for the holly.  Mounted the saying to card base with pop dots. This is going to the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges I am entering my card in
A Crafty Mess Challenge - Anything Goes
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Good ol Days 
One of my favorite memories of when I was little was being able to stay up past by bed time
 to watch the Christmas cartoon specials that came on at 9PM.  I love all the Looney Tunes characters.

Daffy Duck Swing Style Christmas Card



When I was little, my favorite cartoon characters were Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Tweety.  I found this fun print and cut file at the Silhouette store and thought it would be perfect to use for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.  Cut out the swing card and Daffy Duck image with my Silhouette Cameo.  Cut out the corners and holly with EK Success punches.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Penny's Challenge 202 - Creative Corners
QKR Stampede Challenge - Let's Talk Christmas
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
CHNC Challenge 202 - Keep It Flat
Open Minded Crafting Challenge - Fowl Of All Kinds
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says Monday - Good 'Ol Days - I was thinking about the holidays when I was a small child and one of my favorite treats was to watch the cartoon holiday specials on TV.  I was allowed to stay up an extra hour to watch the show at 9 PM which was a big deal for me at that age.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Tis The Season



Christmas card made with the Kaisercraft North Pole paper pack.  Also used a Spellbinders dies, ribbon and pop dots.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Holidays
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge - Let's Talk Christmas
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Christmas Stamping All Year Long 36 - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas Challenge 37 - Let's See Some Blue
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov Anything Christmas Goes

Friday, November 7, 2014

Merry Christmas


Christmas card made with the Kaisercraft North Pole paper pack.  Also used a Spellbinders die, ribbon and pop dots.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Holidays
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Dream Valley Challenges - Getting Ready for Christmas 94
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov Anything Christmas Goes

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Oh Deer


Another holiday card made with the Kaisercraft North Pole paper pack that I bought from Joann's.
 Love the cute deer, snowflake and saying banner die cuts that come in the package.
 Also used a Spellbinders scallop die, a pearl, GP white cardstock and pop dots.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Die Cut Divas Challenge - Holidays
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Anything but Square 109
Dream Valley Challenges - Getting Ready for Christmas 94
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Christmas Wishes


I need to make a lot of holiday cards by the end of the month, so it looks like I won't have time to color images for most of them.  I need this group to be quick and easy designs.  I recently bought a paper pack called North Pole by Kaisercraft and in the package was a page of scrapbook die cuts.  I thought I could use up those die cuts to make some fast holiday cards.    

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Anything but Square 109
Dream Valley Challenges - Getting Ready for Christmas 94
Allsorts Challenge Week 283 - Masculine - used a deer and no bling
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Nov Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, November 3, 2014

Santa card for the kids




Cut out this fun Santa card with a cut file from the Winter Faces set by My Scrap Chick.  Used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the pieces, Bazzill and GP cardstock, a file folder for the face and a white gel pen to dot the eyes.  Will be sending this to the Cards for Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Bearly Mine Challenge - Christmas Cards
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges - No Embellishments
Christmas Cards All Year Long Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Penguin card for the kids


Penguin card for the Cards for Hospitalized Kids Charity using a cut file from a set called Winter Faces by My Scrap Chick.  Cut out all pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Used pink chalk and a Qtip to color the cheeks, Bazzill and Georgia Pacific cardstock and a polka dot ribbon.  

Challenges I am entering my card in:
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Beccys Place - A Month Of Holiday Cards
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Card




Halloween card for the kids using a print and cut file I found at the Silhouette store, cut out with my Cameo, Spellbinders dies, paper from my stash and green ribbon.

Challenges I am entering
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketchie Free For All - Used sketch 68
CRAFT - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Die Cutting Divas - Happy Halloween
Craft Your Passion - Trick or Treat - Give me something good to eat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trick or Treat Candy Holder






Cut out this Halloween candy holder with a studio file I found at the Silhouette store and my Cameo.  Also used some fun Halloween die cuts I rec'd as a rak from a crafting buddy, spider web ribbon and google eyes.

Challenges I am entering my treat box in are:
Love To Create - More Than One Fold
Whoopsidaisy - Halloween
CRAFT - Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving
Die Cutting Divas - Happy Halloween
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, Option Bags, tags, boxes and more
Craft Your Passion - Trick or Treat - Give me something good to eat
Clear It Out - Theme orange, Stash orange-y things - pumpkins and trick or treat letters

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow


This is one of my all time favorite snowman stamps in my collection.  It's made by Penny Black.
  I have used it many times to make holiday cards over the years and normally color it in shades of blue or green or purple.
 I wanted something a bit different, so this time I used shades of pink with a kraft cardstock base.

 Supplies used: Copic markers, Spellbinders dies, MS drippy goo punch, Simple Stories cardstock, pearls, white ribbon, twine, tag and pop dots. 

Links to challenges I am entering my card in:
Penny Black And More Challenge - Get ahead for Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Week 282 Christmas
Simon Says Wed Challenge - Get Crafty with Kraft
Polkadoodles Challenge - 43 Christmas Fun 
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes for Christmas
Come And Get It Challenge - Recipe - Designer paper, ribbon, bling, die cuts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

You're Out Of This World






A friend let me play with some of her stamps.  This stamp set has a moon, spaceship, alien and sayings.  I stamped the scene with Memento ink and colored the images with Copic markers.  Also used Bazzill cardstock and pop dots to attach the image to the card base.  The Sketch layout is from Splitcoast Stampers, which I had to change a bit so the dots would fit at the bottom of the card.  I always struggle when making cards for boys, but I think the little boys at the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity will enjoy these fun aliens.

Challenges
Love To Create Challenge - Anything Goes/Fall Colors
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Use Some Orange

Monday, October 20, 2014

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow


Christmas card for the children's charity made with a darling snowman from QKR Stampede.  Colored with Copics.  Also used a EK snowflake punch, Spellbinder dies, ribbon and pop dots.

Challenges
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Snowman Fun
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge - Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - For A Child
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenge 34 - Dies or Punches
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge - Christmas Fun
CHNC Challenge 199 - Something forgotten - I used ribbon that hasn't been used in years.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Halloween


This is one of my all time favorite Halloween stamps from Penny Black.  It's called Feathered Witch.  Colored with Copics.  Also used MS Tag punch, Studio G Spider and Bat punches, Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies,  pop dots, twine and paper scraps left over from other projects.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - O is for the color Orange
Pile It On Challenge 41 - Use 2 Or More Die Cuts 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween card for the children's charity


Quick and easy card for the children's charity made with lots of leftover scraps from my bin.   The kitty stamp is from Penny Black.  I colored it with Copics and mounted with pop dots.  Also used drippy goo punch from Martha S, printed ribbon and a computer printed tag and Spellbinder dies.

Challenges
Eureka Stamps Challenge 109 - Delightfully Frightful
Pile It On Challenge 41 - Use 2 Or More Die Cuts 
 Used 2 Spellbinders dies - one to cut out the image and the other to cut out the tag.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Converting dingbats to cut files


I spent an hour this afternoon experimenting with my Silhouette Cameo.  I follow Jin Yong and my card was inspired by the tutorial she posted on her blog  (Under A Cherry Tree) today.  It's a wonderful tutorial that shows you step by step how to convert a dingbat to a cut file.  I followed all the steps to create the cut file, then I made another offset, mirrored left, overlapped, aligned and cut out my black card base.  I also cut a extra black piece to put on the card base so the part where the shapes overlapped on the left wouldn't look cut off.  I will be sending this to the Cards for Hospitalized Kids charity.  I hope it will make the little kids smile.

Challenges
Creative Card Crew - Use black cardstock
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Use punches or die cuts
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - Use something with a b - black cardstock and a bow

Friday, October 3, 2014

Merry Christmas From Santa Paws


Papertake Weekley Sketch


This little cutie is a print and cut file 52764 that I bought at the Silhouette store.  Cut out image, saying and snowflakes with my Cameo.  Also used Spellbinders square die and EK circle punch.  Paper is Aspen Frost from Basic Grey.  Added some pearls to the center of the snowflakes and a bow tied with twine to the saying.

Challenges
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Freebie - Used Sketch 68
Sentimental Sundays Challenge - 226 Use Kraft Cardstock
QKR Stampede Challenge - 107 Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 45 For A Child
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Use 2 Or More Designer Papers
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - 84 Use Punches or Dies - Used both
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - 197 Use 3 Or More Patterned Papers
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge - 185 Anything Goes With A Die Cut
Used Spellbinders Square die and my Silhouette Cameo
Eureka Stamps Challenge - 108 Use Some Bling - Pearls on center of snowflakes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thank you


Quick and easy thank you card made with a stamp from Stampendous, colored pencils, eraser to blend colors, Snap paper pack from Hobby Lobby, Swiss dot ribbon, Spellbinders dies to make the frame, Martha S butterfly punch, white twine and pearls.

Challenges
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Penny's Papercrafty - 196 Spots and stripes
Whoopsidaisy Challenge - Bling or pearls
I used pearls for the body on the butterfly
Creative Card Crew - 71 Use twine 
I used twine to make the butterfly antenna
Come And Get It Challenge - Use 3 of something
3 patterned papers, chevron on the butterfly, dots on the frame and diagonals on the card base.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall colors


Sorry I haven't posted anything lately.  I had a virus and it took several days to get over it.  Still feeling a bit tired, so today's card is quick and easy using a precolored digi image I bought from Dustin Pikes store a few years ago.  Used up some scraps from my overflowing bin, some ribbon and flowers.

Challenges
Come And Get It Challenge - Autumn In The Garden
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - 101 Use A Digi
Bearly Mine Challenge - Autumn Colors
2 Cute Ink Challenge - 114 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - 26 Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge - 74 Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Throw On Those Flowers

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Moowy Christmas To You


This cute cow with his Santa hat is a digi image from Eureka Stamps.  Colored with a Prismacolor pencil and a Copic marker.  Image and background layer cut out with Spellbinder dies. Applied Flower Soft to hat.  Printed saying and cut out with MS tag.  Border was cut out with MS drippy goo punch.

Challenges
Crafty Girls - 25 Anything goes
Simon Says Monday - Anything goes
Clear It Out - Stash and theme - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes with animals
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - 77 Square cards only
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q for Quick and easy
Craft Your Passion - Use at least 3 patterned papers
Come and Get It - Anything goes with a sentiment
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge - 84 Monochromatic
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge - 191 Christmas, Children or Critters
Paper Pretties Challenge - 324 White, black and one other color
Holly Jolly Christmas - 1, 2, 3 - Used 1 image, 2 colors red + black, 3 patterned papers