Friday, February 25, 2011
Paper Cupcakes has a great challenge to make a children's birthday card. The background papers are from Activity Village, the Happy Birthday is computer generated and the wonderful digi is a Nina May digi from Paper Cupcakes. I added some stickles to the icing on the cupcake and some gems to finish the card.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
When I was looking through my UK mags for my last post I saw this fold too and loved it, so thought I'd give it a try. The digi is from Limited Runs and the birthday candles are from
Imagine, Make, Share. I used Martha Stewart daisy border punch as well as a scallop circle punch, added a butterfly and some gems. I'm entering this in 3 challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Digital Tuesday - use punches
Incy Wincy - use punches or dies
I love challenges! Kaboodle Doodles has a great one called 'Break Tradition!' and use a different fold. So I pulled out some of my old card mags from the UK looking for something different and found this one and liked how it looked in the mag....I used my Cricut alot on this card: Stretch Your Imagination for the cake, Alphalicious for Happy Birthday and George Basic for the balloons. Along with Kaboodle Doodles I'm entering this in 2 other challenges:
Cupcake Craft - Cake & Ice Cream
Fantabulous Cricut - Emboss It!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Crazy 4 Challenges has a die cut challenge going on. I only have a few die cuts so went with the gift one. I used 2 of my fav color combo, pink & green.....swiss dot on top for some texture a pretty green bow and some pearls and there you have it, easy peasy, LOL!
This card is made with the background c/stock and a lovely 12" pc of pretty paper.....it was all filled with spring flowers, greetings and butterflies! Very pretty. This went perfectly with
The Sweet Stop sketch spin challenge - to follow their sketch and Think Spring!
Monday, February 21, 2011
black and white goes so well together, here I've added a handmade rose in lilac shade. I used 2 embossing folders, Swiss Dot and Victorian, added a sentiment and some pearls & gems. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Mark's Finest Paper - black & white plus 1 color
Sew Many Challenges - sketch
This pretty flower image is a free digi from NinaMay at Paper Cupcakes. I colored the flowers with pink pencil crayon and used a yellow gel pen for the ribbon. I embossed with the Victorian folder and added a few pink gems. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch
Meljen's Design - Happy Birthday
Sunday, February 20, 2011
My grandson Sebastian (Madisons' brother) is turning 10 on March 1st, I made this card for him. The image is from Marjie's Malarkies and at one time was free. I cut the balloons and SEB with my Cricut and stamped Happy Birthday with a Stampin Up stamp. I'm entering this in 3 challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Masculine Colours
Stamptacular Sunday - "S.O.S." SomeOne Special!
Whoopsie Daisy - Someone Special
I'm not sure this qualifies as a 'fancy fold', I hope so! The rose paper is Martha Stewart wedding design and was free to download. I used the same paper to make my handmade flower and used the Martha Stewart daisy punch. I'm entering this at Saturday Challenge - fancy folds -
Saturday, February 19, 2011
This card started with the flowers. There are a number of challenges that call for rainbow, spring, shiny etc, so I thought I'd combine them and see what I came up with! There are 5 challenges to enter this in:
Flutterby Wednesday - rainbow Colors
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung
PaperPlay Challenge - Add Shine
Thursday, February 17, 2011
This is another handmade rose. I use my cricut machine to cut the pink hearts. My cardmaking friend, Connie made the picture flower of my granddaugther Madison and her ('far away' who lives in Sask) gramma Evelyn. I used the Crafts Too butterfly embossing folder again and topped it with a little bow and a few gems. I'm entering this at Digital Tuesday for their challenge to use a die cut.
this week there are some wonderful challenges! Whoopsie Daisy has a free and easy open one going on so I'm going to enter this one there. I made the flower using my Cricut, George Basic cartridge. It's the first time I've been happy making one using the flower (I usually use hearts). The butterfly embossing folder is from Crafts Too.
I've been making more handmade flowers. I used a rosy/white pattern paper for this one, used Martha Stewart daisy punch to make it look lacy and embossed with the Victorian folder. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Pick Your Sundae Toppings!
Kaboodle Doodles - Hearts & Flowers
Monday, February 14, 2011
This could be used as a Valentines card but I made it to send to a friend as a thinking of you card. I used the textile embossing folder for the background as wells as the hearts. The designer paper is Bella Rose from Stampin Up. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Hearts
The Sweet Stop - sketch
I think everyone knows I love shoes, LOL...here again is a Michaels $1.50 bin stamp, yeah! I've used pink and brown (great color combo), stamped the shoes with brown ink and colored them pink and added some bling. I used the Victorian embossing folder for the background. I'm entering this at Friday Sketchers for the sketch challenge.
and this is my handmade rose! I made this for Madison's mom and dad to celebrate family. I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
Cute Card Thursday - Hearts & Flowers
PaperPlay Challenge - Hearts & Flowers but not a Valentines
This is how my flower rose started out! It's a picture of Madison and I that one of my wonderful card friends made for me!
here's my 2nd post, this lovely flower digi is from unique by Anne Marritta but I cannot find her link! any help would be appreciated, thanks! I'm entering this in 2 challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Valentines
Speedy the Cat - sketch
I'm doing alot of posting today so my posts are going to be short and sweet, LOL! I used 3 different stamps, all from Michaels $1.50 bin to make this as my focal point, added some hearts, butterfly, ribbon and bling and there you have it! I'm entering this in 3 challenges:
Flutterby Wed - to add 3 hearts
Crafty Creations - use 3 little words
Allsorts Challenge- It's all about the Sentiment
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
my 'foster' grandson Chris is turning 20 this month! He's so grown up now, wow... anyhoo here is the card I made for him. This adorable owl stamp is from Michaels $1.50 bin! hard to believe...I'm entering this at The Sweet Stop for their sketch challenge.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
this is the my last valentine card, again it's a Nina May digi, one of my very favorites! I cut the hearts with my Cricut, used the swiss dot embossing folder and did a little distressing by tearing the paper and of course used my favorite colors, LOL! I'm entering this in 5 challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines card
Stamp Something - use a digi image
Easy Craft - Love
Saturday Challenge - Valentine
Allsorts Challenge - Love Love Love
my neice is turning 30 soon so I made her this card. I like the pink/brown combo and my handmade flower. I used my new Floral Fantasy embossing folder. I'm going to enter this into 2 challenges:
Speedy the Cat' Friends Challenge - self made flower/s
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Saturday, February 5, 2011
this adorable digi is from Nina May at There's Magic in the Air. I've used this image for a number of my cards and just love it. Here I colored it red with my pencil crayons and OMS, keeping with the color scheme of red, black and white.....a great combination for any card. I'm entering this at Paper Sundaes for the Valentine challenge.
so a rectangle's not a square, right, LOL! A couple of years ago I received a great birthday card that was this shape/style and just loved it. Sortof a sideways pocket card that measures 7x4. My sorority sister Rita is our Chapter Sweetheart this year so I made this card for her. I used the Wedding solution and Alphalicious Cricut cartridges for her name, hearts and crown. We have a tea in a couple of weeks and I'll be giving it to her then....I'm entering this at Whoopsi Daisy for Anything but a Square challenge.