Friday, February 25, 2011

Sparkly Butterfly Cupcake

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

A Birthday Butterfly Cupcake

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

fancy folds

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

happy birthday card

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 & dot on top for some texture a pretty green bow and some pearls and there you have it, easy peasy, LOL!

Spring Greetings

This card is made with the background c/stock and a lovely 12" pc of pretty 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!

Mr Owl

this adorable digi is free from Pop 'N' Stick (thanks!), I knew I had to play with him, LOL! I colored him with pencil crayons and OMS and added some gems. I'm entering this at:
Sketch Saturday - for the sketch challenge

Monday, February 21, 2011

black and white with lilac

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

Spring Flowers

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:
Meljen's Design - Happy Birthday

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sebastians Birthday Card

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

a pretty rose

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 -

A Box for Jessicas card

this is a box I made for my niece's card. I've used the sketch from Mojo Monday. I'm entering this at C.R.A.F.T as well for their challenge - not a card -

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Rainbow of Shiny Flowers

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
Truly Scrumptious - Swirls & Pearls
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards
Charisma Cardz - Spring has Sprung

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Pretty Butterfly Box

This is a card I made for my step-granddaugther along with a matching box. I'm entering the box at A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge for anything but a card!

A Rose of Madison and Evelyn

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.

Free and Easy

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.

a rosy rose

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

Sweet Violets

this sweet digi image is from Bird's Blog (thanks Bird!). The quote is from Doodle Beans (thanks!). I'm entering this at Saturday Challenge - A Stamped Flower

Friendship Hearts

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:
The Sweet Stop - sketch

yummy shoes

I think everyone knows I love shoes, 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.


I just got this cute little stamp from Michaels $1.50 bin again....gotta love that bin, LOL! Anyhoo, I'm entering this at Truly Scrumptious 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!

pretty flowers

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:

3 little words

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

Birthday Owl

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

Happy Valentiens Day

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

Turning 30

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:
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes

Saturday, February 5, 2011

special delivery

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.

anything but a square

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.