Friday, October 30, 2009

Pick Three Challenge and Craftmad October Card Swap

Yes, I have combined challenges much fun. This week over at the 'Pick Three Challenge at Stamping Vacation' we had to pick three elements from this picture. I think you might have to be quick to enter this week as there are already entries.

So I picked Tree, and two colours Black and Orange. I used black leather craft for the base card then added a layer of SU Ruby Red which I machine stitched with zig zag around the edge. A rectangle of SU Old Olive and another of SU Really Rust which I ran through the Cuttlebug with the 'Diamonds in the Rough' embossing folder. Didn't think that was quite right so then ran it through the 'Forest Branches' embossing folder. I really love the extra layers when you do two or more embossings. Next I used an offcut of SU Pumpkin Pie hence the oblong shape but it works so well on the card. Stamped the SU Lovely as a Tree image and then with a smaller zig zag sewed around the edge.

This card is now in the mail and flying off to my Craftmad card swap partner for this month. The theme was any form of stitching on two cards.

Always forget to post something. I won't be in this weekend as my daughter and I are on the road and heading down to Townsville. A four hour drive. My daughter is playing in the Touch Tournament down there and if it is anything like last year it is a fun time. So see you Monday....maybe with a project.....maybe not. :-)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Box in a Card

Woohoo!!! I am back. Once again my computer decided to have a break and wouldn't let me online until 2pm yesterday. By this time of day I am getting ready for the kids to return home and the onslaught of afternoon activities. So no chance to post.
Gave me time however, to have a try at this fun card. One of the ladies over at Craftmad post her version here with the link to the tutorial at Out to Impress. Perfect timing as I needed a card for my nieces birthday which I want to enclose money in. I have also used lots of 'Spots and Dots' for this weeks weekly challenge theme at Craftmad.
I have used Making Memories paper....)sorry don't remember name) on the outside. Then some lovely textured paper. Finished with flower and dot stickers on the front and 'A Gift For You' sticker inside. Oh and a lovely brad that I received from Deborah March ages ago.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sewing Swap - Potholder

Yes, this months sewing swap over at Craftmad is a potholder. Something I have never made before but will try again. I need practice on attaching the bias binding neatly. My partner said that she preferred blue so that is how the potholder came about. I dug out this fat quarter of blue I had with a lovely floral design. Cut two 9" squares........strange I wasn't working in metric. Then I cut six squares of flannelette material I had to use as the batting. Then sewed the straight lines across all layers about 1" apart. Trimmed and added the grey bias binding as that is what I had on hand.
If you make potholders what do you use for your batting/wadding?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Missing Piece - Pick Three Challenge

My second card for the day. This is another card created using 'Pick Three Challenge' over at Stamping Vacation. Finally, I found a use for my puzzle piece I created back in May this year.

This week we get to choose from the following. I have highlighted what I have used.
1. Puzzle piece
2. Magic Mesh
3. Slide mount
4. Colors that are the names of foods
5. Four patterned papers
6. Paper Lace
7. Swirl clip
8. Anything metallic looking
9. An UNcolored stamped image
10. gems

Handbag Card - Stamping Vacation - Pick Three Challenge

I am putting this card into Denise's 'Pick Three Challenge' over at Stamping Vacation. This week we get to choose from the following. I have highlighted what I have used. Quick you still have a little time for this challenge.

1. Puzzle piece
2. Magic Mesh
3. Slide mount
4. Colors that are the names of foods (one food...creamy caramel)
5. Four patterned papers
6. Paper Lace
7. Swirl clip
8. Anything metallic looking
9. An UNcolored stamped image
10. gems
I have used SU Creamy Caramel for the base card which I cut into a 14cm x 14cm card. Then I cut a triangle off each side.....2cm in from the top edge on angle to the bottom corner. Hope that makes a little sense. I then stamped with my little flower all over the front of the card. Dragged out my sewing machine and sewed all the edges except for the top. I took the thread out so I just had the holes. Then I used my brown tombow pen and joined the dots to make faux stitching. The flap I cut from KaiserCraft paper using my scalloped edge nestabilities. Then I ran it through the cuttlebug using my 'Diamonds in the Rough' embossing folder. Using the reverse side of my paper I cut a flower and added a gem to the centre to create the clasp. Finished off with brown ribbon for the strap.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Very White Christmas Card - Three Challenges in one

Well I ended up having time yesterday to create a couple of cards as the kids were off with their mates. :-) So I checked out some challenges and have tried to combine a couple here.

I have used a white gloss card for the base then run white paper through the 'herringbone' embossing folder. I have machine stitched this to the the card. Then machine stitched on the rectangle of mulberry paper. I have added three rectangles of embossed 'swiss dots' paper with white pearl bling. The image is a free digital stamp from Back to Paper. I coloured her with my watercolour pencils and aqua pen. Added glitter to her wings. Then cut around her using my scalloped edge nestabilities which I then embossed the edge of. I added this to a circle cut from my nestabilities from pearlescent paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

This card is also heading off to my Craftmad Swap partner for October. We had to swap two cards with stitching of some form on the front.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Progression of a card.

I made this card back in September using a sketch challenge and first time using my Nestabilities and daubing colour on as a background. I was just never quite happy with it and found the card quite dark. So had set it aside until Thursday when I had a play.

I decided to add some mulberry paper flowers I had punched out and took the little bow off as it just was not the right size. I added a paperclip thingy in it's place to cover the tear mark from the bow. :-0 Also added three more pearls to the top corner to try and balance it out. Then when I took the photo I noticed............grrrrrrrrrr........ that I had made the colour run on the background of the image. I always wash my hands before touching my cards and card making. Obviously, didn't dry them enough.

Showed my wonderful teenage daughter (13) the above card and she said just get rid of the image. Smarty. So this morning I have been colouring my Tilda image to cover the other image up. Finally, a card I am happy with but I still see things I could of, should have done better. Oh well that is my card saga for today. Have a great weekend everyone. The kids will be keeping me busy so I don't think I will have a card until Monday.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Fold Front - Lovely As A Tree - Pick Three Challenge

Morning again everyone.....somehow I just deleted the start of this post and now have to start all over again. Seems to be the way my week has gone so far. I wake up with a plan and then in an hour a phone call or child and I am way off course. :-) Caught up on everyones blog this morning, so great to see all the terrific creations.
I spied this fold for a card on one of the blogs I follow and had to have a try. I spied it over at Inspirational Tips, Techinques, and Tutorials. Valita from Valia's Designs & Fresh Folds created the tutorial for it. I have now been to check out her blog and there are some wonderful ideas on there which I will be returning for.
I have used SU Riding Hood Red for the base card which I have folded the front. I am not lucky enough to own a scor-pal so my lines were not so precise. I then stamped up a tree from the SU Lovely as a Tree set. Cut it out and embossed it with my circle nestabilities then cut out a scalloped edged nestabilities to put behind it. I cut it from SU Creamy Caramel. I added left over sticker centres to the edge of the scallop. Finished with some pearl bling. I think this card still needs a little something.....just not sure what.
I am putting this card into Denise's 'Pick Three Challenge' over at Stamping Vacation. This week we get to choose from the following. I have highlighted what I have used.
1. Puzzle piece
2. Magic Mesh
3. Slide mount
4. Colors that are the names of foods (one food...creamy caramel)
5. Four patterned papers
6. Paper Lace
7. Swirl clip
8. Anything metallic looking
9. An UNcolored stamped image
10. gems

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Merry Christmas - Stamp Something Challenge

Today's card is for my October Craftmad Swap partner. Hoping she doesn't visit. ;-) This month we are swapping two cards with some form of stitching on the card. I am also entering this into the Stamp Something Challenge which asks for bling.
So I have used a lined (textured) card from Blue Edge Crafts. Background paper is from a magazine. Sorry don't know which one as my Mum has passed it on. I machine stitched around the edge of the paper. The topper image I received in a image swap over at nice to finally put it to used. I coloured it with my aqua pen and watercolour pencils, and gold pen. The baubles I have decorated with bling and left over pieces from my gold stickers. The greeting is a Letraset rub on. I attached the image to SU Riding Hood Red and then attempted to machine stitch around the edge. I didn't realise until I had finished that the bobbin thread had run out about half way. Duh! So I unpicked what thread there was and used my gold pencil to turn this into faux stitching. :-)
Oops....forgot to mention. I was the lucky winner of Purple Sparkles chocolate wax melts. I soooooo can't wait to receive them as they look terrific.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #54 - Movies

Yep, here they are again blowing out the candle. It is such a cute image that I had to do it again. This time I have used the October Sketch Challenge from over at Craftmad. I then discovered that House Mouse have a challenge (#54) so decided to enter into that. The theme for this week is 'Movie'. So I went in search of movie titles and discovered that in 2005 there was a movie called 'Cake'. How lucky was that. :-)
I have used a linen textured card that I got from Blue Edge Crafts. A layer of paper from the SU Design Paper - Walk in the Park. I ran SU Kiwi Kiss through my new Cuttlebug Herringbone folder. Then topped that with a lovely pink bow and a Letraset rub on greeting. The House Mouse image I attached to SU Pink Pirouette and coloured with my aqua pen, SU inkspots and watercolour pencils. Oh, and added a touch of glitter.

Monday, October 19, 2009

House Mouse Birthday Card - Pick 3 Challenge

Yep, again I have used Denise's wonderful challenge to create a card. This card I gave to a friend I have known since school. I have used SU textured grey card for the base card. Then Stampin Up Design Papers called 'Walk in the Park'. The image was sent to me by Cathy from Cathy's Creative Corner isn't it cute. I have coloured it with my aqua pen, SU inkspots and watercolour pencils. Added a little glitter to the icing and punched out three circles in the corner. I needed the circles for the challenge. Added some ribbon that I received from Blue Edge Crafts. A paper clip with her age......I couldn't find an appropriate greeting. ;-)

Only need one more entry and then you are in the chance for a prize.

Here is the list I had to choose from for the 'Pick Three Challenge'.
I have highlighted the items I have used.
1. 5 rectangles of any size
2. Red, caramel and dark brown colors
3. lace
4. anything metal
5. Leaf embellishment
6. Decorative edged scissors
7. Bottle cap
8. 3 circles of any size
9. An image of anything that could be planted
10. a border punch

A Blog Hop of Blogs suggested by my Followers

Here we are the list of blogs you passed on to me as your favourite blogs. Thanks so much for sharing. I have had a wonderful time visiting them all.

My Many Many Passions from Linby over at Craft Linby

Lil Daffodil from Angie over at Handmade by Lilacanglia

Keegie, Lou, and Asher too from Sharon over at Wildflowerhouse by Sharon Chapman

62 Cards and Payne Holler Cards from Stacie (who couldn't decide :-)) over at All Things Crafty

Pretty Pressings I am already a follower of this amazing blog. Claudia does the most amazing colouring in of her images and I am constantly in awe as to how much she can put on a card and it still looks terrific. Suggested by Ruth from over at A Passion for Cards.

Jackie suggested My Cardmaking Haven but noticed that I am already a follower of this wonderful blog. And even better the owner Cheryl is a lovely follower here. :-)

Linda's Crafty Creations is Jackie's second suggestion. Jackie's blog is Jackie Thomas

Stamping Moments from Dawn over at Aurora Dawn

Practical Scrappers from Alissa over at Craftalicious Caper

NieNie and The Pioneer Woman from Melissa over at My Shabby Heart

Jackie Thomas (Isn't this wonderful another of my Followers blogs suggested as a favourite blog also another wonderful blog that I do follow myself already.) from Kylie over at Kylie's Craft Corner

Glitterbabe Greetings from Avril over at Crafting in the Shed at the Bottom of the Garden

Have fun checking out the blogs......each are very different and fun...thanks again for sharing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Winner of my Thank You Gift

Thanks again everyone for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such wonderful comments. I do really appreciate them all and am enjoying getting to know you all. Thanks also for all the wonderful blog suggestions. I will make a list of them and post them tomorrow so that you can all join in the fun.

So without further ado......the draw.....the names are in.

The hands of my helpful son .......

The name is drawn............

Who can it be.......sorry didn't realise he was showing me the wrong side. This was a real technical name draw. :-)

The winner is Michelle......from My Paper Bliss. Michelle has been very busy organising a card-a-thon weekend which they made cards for the American troops. 1754 cards were impressive is that. Michelle can you email me please with your snail mail details. Thanks. If I don't hear from Michelle by Saturday 24th October I will redraw.

Happy Birthday - Tilda - (Pick Three Challenge)

I have used Denise's 'Pick Three Challenge' over at Stamping Vacation to help me create this card. I started with cream card for the base card. Then I used Stampin Up (green) and Kaisercraft (Be Mine - Besotted) design papers for the background which I stitched around with zigzag stitching. The Tilda image I was given by the wonderful Cathy over at Cathy's Creative Corner. Tilda was fun to colour with my trusty aqua pen, SU inkspots and watercolur pencils. I then cut her out with my circle nestabilities and cut a scalloped edged nestabilities to put behind. Next I cut another circle, inked around the edge and stamped the 'for you' greeting and a leaf. To finish off I punched out three small circles and covered them in Dimensional Magic. I gave this card to my Sister-in- Law for her birthday yesterday.
Here is the list I had to choose from for the 'Pick Three Challenge'. I have highlighted the items I have used. So this makes number three entry.......remember when there are five entries there is a prize up for offer. :-)
1. 5 rectangles of any size
2. Red, caramel and dark brown colors
3. lace
4. anything metal
5. Leaf embellishment
6. Decorative edged scissors
7. Bottle cap
8. 3 circles of any size
9. An image of anything that could be planted ( I am counting Tilda's flowers here)
10. a border punch

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thank You

I noticed the other day that my Followers were up to 48........amazing! So I thought when I hit 50 I would offer something back as a thank you as I appreciate everyones visit. What I came up with was "A piece of me". :-)

I cleared up my craft desk and the bits and pieces I found went aside to send off as a Thank you.

I have two of my mini pincushions,
some copies of my one Tilda stamp,
four sheets of stickers,
ran all my embossing folders through so you have a copy,
did some of my Nestabilites,
approx 10 of crocheted flowers,
some of my inchies,
and offcut of papers I had been using.

I found When I started blogging I thought maybe ten followers at the most. Close friends and polite family. lol I really enjoy sharing my work and discovering all the creative people around the world.

So my first 50 followers all have one entry into this draw. If you would like to be added to the list or are a follower and would like another entry please add a comment below answering this question.

What is the name to your favourite blog?
(This is just to help me with more blog hopping which I really enjoy.

I will close this Australian Time 7.00pm Saturday, 17th October and let you know the winner Sunday morning. Please don't advertise this.....this is really just a thank you for my regular visitors.

I received this lovely award

Morning everyone, no cards from me today as I was too busy food shopping for the family yesterday and do other little jobs. I keep asking them to stop eating but they just won't be in it.

So today I am sharing a lovely award I received from Stacie over at All Things Crafty. I think I was Stacie's second follower after her husband. :-) I have really enjoyed watching Stacie's blog grow as well as her craft supply collection. Also have been watching their house slowly grow in a beautiful area. Thanks so much Stacie and thanks for your lovely comments over here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friends Card - Pick 3 Challenge

This card I made for Denise's 'Pick 3 Challenge' over at Stamping Vacation. Remember if Denise gets five entries she is offering a prize. (Oh yes, can do more than one entry)

This is the list we had to choose from and I have highlighted my three for this card.
1. 5 rectangles of any size
2. Red, caramel and dark brown colors
3. lace
4. anything metal
5. Leaf embellishment
6. Decorative edged scissors
7. Bottle cap
8. 3 circles of any size
9. An image of anything that could be planted
10. a border punch

I have used white card for the base card. Then 1 rectangle of black leather craft which I pinpricked around the edge of. No. 2 rectangle of a slightly cream card which I ran through my Cuttlebug using the 'Victoria' embossing folder. No's. 3 & 4 rectangles are for the greeting which is from a Stampin Up set I borrowed so don't know the name....Sorry. No. 5 rectangle is the image that could be and is planted. This image I received in our last image swap over at Craftmad, it is so nice to put it to good use. I wasn't to keen on the flowers on the image so added three paper flowers which I added ink to the centres. Then my three circles are the split pins in the centre. Oh, and I inked around the edge of the image using black ink. I am thinking at this stage that this card will be for a friends birthday.....depends what I create between now and Saturday night. :-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Christmas and Birthday Card

Finally had time yesterday to do the other set of eight cards I wanted to give to the school as part of a prize pack for their trivia night. I will have to improve with my lighting when taking photos. I was trying to get the irredescant shine on the snowflake that I added with embossing powder.

I used black leather craft card for the base card. Ran the bottom bit of the white paper through my cuttlebug using the "Swiss Dots" folder. Stamps are from Stamping Up.......sorry I don't know the name of the set. As I only have waterbased ink pads I firstly used Versa Mark on the stamp and then applied the SU Brocade Blue over the top of that so that I could heat emboss the snowflakes. Finished with a wonderful snowflake button I picked up from Blue Edge Crafts.

I made this for my friends little boy who turned 8. She had told me about this technique for the background. Grab a gloss card and some wax paper (that you use for lunches). Tear off a sheet as big as the card front and crumple. Then straighten out and place on top of gloss card with wax facing gloss on top of that a layer of baking paper now iron using a dry setting. (Remember to put something under card as well to protect the ironing board) Lift off papers and using a brayer...brayer on different colours. You will see the wonderful wax design appear. Let sit until ink dries then give a quick buff with a tissue. I coloured the cool cat image from Hambo stamps with my watercolour pencils and an aqua pen. Cut to circles with my circle nestabilities, the back layer is Bazzil Bling. Added a strip down the side and used a Kaiser Craft Happy Birthday rubon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 Weekly Challenge

Denise over at Stamping Vacation has listed her 'Pick Three Challenge'. Denise has changed it to a weekly challenge posting the new list each Monday. The list has also been increased to ten choices. Here are the first five be sure to visit her blog for the remaining five choices and post a link to your entry. Remember when there are five entries there is a prize.

1. 5 rectangles of any size
2. Red, caramel and dark brown colors
3. lace
4. anything metal
5. Leaf embellishment

******I will be back tomorrow with a card. I have one half finished but as you can see I am busy blog hopping and it is no closer to being finished. lol So stay tuned. :-)

Purple Sparkle Crafts

Rebecca over at Purple Sparkle Crafts is offering these yummy chocolate wax melts as a giveaway to celebrate her shops first birthday. Be sure to check out her candles and soaps as they sure look yummy. You could even put your name in the draw for these wax melts which ends the19th October.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Tilda - Pick Three Challenge

Hi everyone, a start to another week. I only managed one of Denise's 'Pick 3' challenges this week over at Stamping Vacation. It was a fun one all the same.

I have highlighted the three items I chose to use.

1. Pop up parts of your image
2. use a miniature hinge
3. use a circle tag
4. Use a frame
5. create a border with a stamp
6. Position a tied bow anywhere that is not a middle area of your card

I used a white card I bought from Blue Edge Crafts that has a lined embossed appearance. I then ran a strip of SU Riding Hood Red through my Cuttlebug with the 'Victoria' embossing folder. Used my Octagon Nestabilities to cut the frame around Tilda and also a larger background from some SU Certainly Celery Designer Paper. I coloured Tilda with my aqua pen and watercolour pencils. Chalked the background in a light blue and added the snowflake stickers and glitter to her wings and edge of her dress. Dug out my Shrinky Dink plastic that I bought about three years ago and always forget about. :-) I stamped a snowflake on it from the Stampin Up set using Timber Brown Staz-on. Used my circle nestabilities to cut it out and punch a hole close to the top. Then got my heat gun out and had some fun while it curled and shrunk.....really have to use it more often as it is fun. I then added three link thingies from my beading collection and attached the snowflake to Tilda's hand. Finished the card with a SU Certainly Celery bow.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lolly Pouches

I made eight of these lolly pouches yesterday to be given to the school as part of a prize for their trivia night. Someone had given me a template for these earlier this year. Thought it was a good time to try them out. To make them you need a piece of card 15cm x 21cm or half an A4 sheet. Fold in half like you are making a card and crease along the fold. Open back out and now on the two short sides make a small pencil mark at the half way point. Now on all four corners make a triangle flap by using the centre crease line and the pencil mark as your guide. Tadah!!! you have just created the little pouch. Fold it into shape and while in position punch the holes in either side. Thread through 50cm of ribbon and fill with lollies.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Birthday - Have you checked the couch lately?

I spied this wonderful card and tutorial over at Crafting Confessions. Created by a lovely lady Amy (Aimes). I just had to have a go and decided it would be the perfect card for my little brothers birthday today. I haven't got a couch stamp in my small collection of stamps so I found a clip-art and printed that out. I cut around it with my Octagon Nestabilities and colour it in with my aqua pen and Stampin up inkspots. Added some studs to the back of the couch with a bronze gel pen.

See what you can find under the pillows on the couch.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Holly Embossed Christmas Card

Morning everyone, after doing the set of cards for my cousins birthday present I thought why can't I do a set as a donation to the school trivia. They are asking for lots of eight items which they put all together to give as the prizes to the tables during the night. So I decided I would do 8 packs of 2 Christmas cards. Here is the first card.
I have used black leather craft for the base card. Ran white paper through my cuttlebug using the Holly embossing folder. Added a red organza ribbon to the bottom of the card and stuck red diamantes on with my Dimensional Magic. Finished with a 'Cheers' stamp from a snowflake Stampin Up set......sorry I don't know the name. This set is on loan from my Mum and she hasn't put the little sticker on the box. tsk tsk. :-)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Almost Forgot

Forgot to add to my post before I have won a lovely prize from Denise for the cards I did here for her challenges over at Stamping Vacation. Yep, you can catch waiting by the mailbox now. lol
Thanks Denise.

Cousin's present - card set

I am back....our computer/modem decided that we didn't need to be online for 16hours and then when it did come back online it kept keeping us off after a short time. I thought this was funny but my 15yo son was not amused when he got home from school and sat down at the computer which was actually online and .......the power went out. lol Yes, we lost power for 1 hour.
Touch wood all is going well today and I can share this quick present that I created for my cousin's birthday last Tuesday. My cousin is not a crafty person so I thought I why not give her some cards she can use whenever she needed them. So I made five cards using black leather craft card for the base card, white paper which I ran through different cuttlebug folders. I then added a different background paper to each of the embossed papers. Finished with appropriate greetings.
The orange and yellow flowers I received a couple of years ago in a Secret Santa present. They are so pretty and I wanted to use them somewhere special. So finally got the chance. The wording on the pink ribbon 'Celebration Time' is a letraset rub on. The background paper on the purple card is handmade paper I made a lot of years ago. I love it when things I have saved forever finally have a use.
I made the little star satchel to hold all the cards. I fold the paper in half and stuck together with double sided tape along the bottom and the back seam of the bag. I then got out my circle nestabilities and cut a circle in the top to make the cards easier to get to.
I haven't said this for a while but I really enjoy reading everyone's comments on my blog and appreciate you visiting and checking out what I have been up to. Thanks. Happy Thursday everyone.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thank You for Your Support

A couple more of my Breast Cancer Fundraiser cards using Hanna Stamps. I have tried something new again...paper piecing as I have seen some lovely work around. Cheryl over at My Cardmaking Haven has done some in the neat.
So I used white base cards. Ran my pink card through the cuttlebug with embossing folders. The top card I have used my "Victoria" folder.....yep really like this one. The bottom card I thought I would try my "Diamonds in the Rough" for the first time. Didn't like the effect, so then I ran it through the "Swiss Dots". lol Still not quite right so ran it through the "Stylized Flowers". Finally like it and I love all the different layers of texture, will be doing that again soon. Then I paper pieced the bras with different floral papers I have, rounded the corners of both toppers and attached. Attached the words with SU Soft Subtles split pins.
By the way we have decided on a date a time for our Girls Night In (GNI) over at Craftmad....everyone welcome. We will be holding it on Saturday night the 24th October starting at 7.30pm. Here is a link to our donation page at the Cancer Council if you are interested.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lots of cards for the STamping Vacations 'Pick Three Challenges'

Finally found some time to have another go at Denise's 'Pick Three' challenges. Every day Denise at Stamping Vacation list six elements of a card and your challenge is to pick three and create a card. Denise also post a photo of her version of the challenge. So here are five I finished yesterday and these will be all heading off to Blue Edge crafts who will be listing them soon and a Fundraising Section. So all monies from these cards will be donated to the Cancer Council. I will let you know when they are listed.

I chose the highlighted elements.
1. OCCASION - Christmas
2. CARD SIZE - 8"x 4"
3. EMBOSSING - Dry with Cuttlebug folder
4. EMBELLISHMENT - Flower Soft mixed with glitter
5. IMAGE - Animal

I embossed with the snowflake folder from Cuttlebug which I have borrowed from Mum for the past month and hadn't put to perfect opportunity. The stickers I had just bought ready for Christmas cards and the ribbon I was lucky enough to win in a September Card Sketch Challenge.

I chose the highlighted elements.
1. Fall theme
2. 6 different colors including the neutrals
3. Mod Podge
4. Doodling in Glitter
5. Liquid Pearls
6. Ribbon

Thought this was a great chance to use my liquid pearls which I won last year and used once before. Problem it was green and had to fit into a Fall theme but I think I managed this. I really like the effect of the liquid pearls and will have to start using it more often. The leaves my Mum dried about 7 years ago. OMG!!! lol.

I have hightlighted the elements I chose.
1. Floral paper
2. Any image with a wreath in it
3. Popdots
4. Liquid Applique
5. Glitter
6. Dotted ribbon

Found the ribbon first and the card emerged from there. I had also spied a card yesterday when I was checking out everyone's blogs that had the ribbon pulled through the centre of the flower. If this was your blog please let me know as I can't think of who it was. So this is my version.... I cut three different size circles and scrunched them up then flatten them and wiped and ink pad gently across the creases and also inked the edges. Made a hole in the centre and pulled through a little bit of folded ribbon then attached this to the ribbon that is on the card.

I have highlighted the elements I chose.
1. 3D craft paint
2. Striped Paper
3. Corner punch
4. Anything purple
5. Dewdrops
6. Glitter

Ok, not my favourite card out of the bunch but it meets the challenge. The topper was the top off a packet of almonds I received when I went on my Stampin Up retreat. It was too pretty to toss away. The words stamped are 'Friend to Friend'. I added the strip of darker purple to the side to try and tie it in with the purple glitter paper but now looking at it is all just the wrong tones. Finished with the glitter flower border sticker down the side.

I have highlighted the elements I chose.
1. Anything related to a tree
2. Burgundy Cardstock
3. Image of anything living
4. Circles
5. Stripes
6. Raffia

Finally, got to use another thing I have borrowed from my Mum for the past month. The Stampin Up set 'Lovely as a Tree'. I stamped the tree with Timber Brown Stazon onto gloss card. I was really impressed that I didn't smudge this image. :-) Then a layer of paper that I say is "stripes of circles" but my daughter says is "lines of circles". lol Finished with a ribbon and a couple of leftover pieces of gold stickers.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Have a Wonderful Day

I know....more crocheted flowers but I am having so much fun with them. :-) I have used pink card for the base card. Ran white paper through my cuttlebug using my new "Victoria" embossing folder. I added three of my pink crocheted flowers to some mint green paper flowers and added split pins for the centre. Finished the card with a Letraset rub-on.
I am just a tad excited this morning (a lot really) I just had my first sale in my etsy store. Smiling. Five pincushions.
Well have a wonderful weekend everyone.


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