Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Break from Halloween and Autumn Colors!

The colors at the Play Date Cafe #105 this week are Flesh, Kraft and Cadet Blue. I love these colors together and it is a nice break from Autumn and Halloween colors although I love them too! Here is my card.
The saying is Stampabilities and the flower vine stamp is StampinUp. The paper is Die Cut With a View. I added punched flowers, pearls and a butterfly. I am also entering into the following challenges.
Sketch Saturday #179 
The Kraft Journal #42-Anything Goes
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One Stop Craft Challenge 154# -No Sentiment

It it time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! The challenge this week is not to use a sentiment. We are sponsored by our very own One Stop Craft Shop! I decided to make a shaker box card. Here it is.
I stamped the image twice. Once on the kraft paper and once on white. I colored the image with Copic markers, cut it out and pasted it on the Kraft paper. I then made a shaker box, putting punched leaves in the box. The paper is Basic Grey. I sponged brown ink on the orange cardstock to tone it down a bit. The border punch is Martha Stewart and the punched leaves are EK Success. I added ribbon, a pumpkin by K&Co. and punched leaves. Go to The One Stop Craft Challenge and check out the projects that my fellow Design Team members have come up with and play along with us this week!
Here are the other challenges that I am entering this in.
House Mouse and Friends #107-Fall
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge  #127
Truly Scrumptious # 68 -Shaker box
Oldie But Goodie-Forever Autumn-I've had this cute stamp for about 2 yrs.
Basic Grey #56-Anything Goes-used Basic Grey Mellow paper
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

An Enormously Cute Card

Would you believe that it took HOURS for me to make this card! I knew that I wanted to use the colors from The Play Date Cafe #102  -Mauve, Egg Yolk, Artichoke but I had trouble figuring out what stamp to use! I also wanted to make a Clean and Simple card for the CAS-ual Friday #25-color your stamped image. I also used the Midnight Madness Sketch #126. Here it is.
The stamp and saying is Hero Arts. I colored the elephant with Copic markers and free handed the spots. I cut it out and glued it to the green card stock. I don't know who made the paper:( and I added gems. I do like the finished card but it sure was a struggle, I almost gave up! I think I will give it to my Daughter-In-Law because she loves elephants! Thanks for stopping by!

Scary Bears

How's it going? I haven't created a card for a while so I whipped one up this morning! I wanted to create a Halloween card for a  few challenges.

House Mouse and Friends #106  -Green, Yellow, Orange, Black
The Kraft Journal #41-Spooky Stuff
The Sketch Saturday Challenge #178
Allsorts #126-Halloween
Paper Play Week 42-Use Black
Paper Take Weekly-Spooky Hues

The Gruffies are colored with Copic markers and cut out. The backing is Kraft paper and the candy corn paper is Remininisce and the saying is cut from My Minds Eye patterned paper. I added foam bats and pumpins and green ric rac. I bought my Halloween candy this weekend and I am ready to treat the Trick-or-Treaters! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

One Stop Craft Challenge #153-Halloween

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! The theme for this week is Halloween. We are sponsored by Sassy Studio. They have generously given the design team some images to play with. I picked this Frankenstein woman. Pretty scary, huh! Here is my card.
I colored this image with Copic markers. The paper is The Paper studio. The title are stickers and I added bling and a flower. I tried to make this card scary but I just couldn't do it! Be sure to check out The One Stop Craft Challenge because my fellow design team members have created some awesom projects.
I am also entering this into
Colour Create Challenge #81  Lilac, Grey and White
Inspirational Card Challenges #135
ABC Challenge-B is for Boo
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sunshine and Smiles

The CASual Friday Challenge blog #23 was one of the sponsors for a benefit blog hop for our friend Julie Ranae. You can read about her story on either her blog or CASual Fridays. I can sympathize with her dental problems because I am having some myself! I am going to have to have to have another root canal done next week:( Anyway, I wanted to create a card for this challenge and I think I am posting it just in time! Clean and Simple cards aren't my thing but I like the way they look! I have to fight back the urge to add stuff! The saying for inspiration is :Everyday you spend without a smile, is a lost day. Here's my card
The girl stamp is Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things colored with Copic markers. The sun and saying is Verve. I paper pieced the sun. I am also entering this card in the Crafts and Me Challenge #56-Orange. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 10, 2011

An Autumn Bear Hug

I was off work today, another beautiful day, here. I had time to make a card tonight for a few challenges.
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #124
Saturday Challenge #155-Anything Goes as Long as it Sparkles
Allsorts #124-Bear With Us
Stampin' for the Weekend #18-Colours of Autumn
Moving Along with the Times #119-Autumn Leaves
Paper Play-Week 40- Autumnal Colors

The stamp is JRL Design Co. colored with Copic markers.The saying is StampinUp. The paper is The Paper Studio. I added flowers by Spare Parts and ribbon. A simple Autumn card! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Your Friendship Colors my World

How's it going? It has been a beautiful Autumn weekend in Indiana. The leaves are turning and becoming very colorful! I had to work yesterday but got to spend some time outside today and came in and created this card for a few challenges.
Play Date Cafe #102  green, fuscia, purple, black
Sketch Saturday #176
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #110-  Anything Goes
Just Us Girls #105-Technique-Black Magic
Oldie but a Goodie-Wings-I've had this stamp for about 4 years

These colors scream Halloween but I wasn't in the mood to make a Halloween card! For the Just Us Girls Challenge, the technique is Black Magic. You stamp on black with white Kraft ink, color with pencils and highlight with a white gel pen. The flower stamp is StampinUp and the saying is Stampabilities. I colored the COLORS with Copic markers, cut them out and pasted them on the black cardstock. The papers are Basic Grey and Doodlebug. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Bountiful Harvest

How's it going? Fall is in the air so I made a card with fall colors. Here are the challenges that I have created it for.
Mojo Monday #209-Contest
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes and Birthday Blog Hop
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #109-Fruit
The Kraft Journal-Lavish Layers-use Kraft paper
Craft Your Passions #78-Anything Goes add ribbon
Sir Stampalot-October Challenge-Food, Glorious Food

I stamped the image twice, once on Kraft paper and once on white cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out and pasted it on the Kraft paper. The image is D.O.T.S. and the saying is Verve. I ran the orange panel through the Cuttlebug embossing folder and the green paper is SEI. The border punch is Martha Stewart. I added a ribbon and foil leaves. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Joyous Noel

How's it going? My toothache is finally better, Yay! I lost 6 lbs in a week but I wouldn't recommend the toothache diet! I have created a card for a few challenges tonight.
House Mouse and Friends #105-Christmas Sparkle
Papertake Weekly-a sketch
ABC Challenge-Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #184-Animal Crackers
I colored this House Mouse image with Copic markers. The saying is Verve. The papers are SEI and The Paper Studio. The border punch is Martha Stewart. You can't see the sparkle that well but I added glitter to the snow and sky and the snowflake sparkles too. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The One Stop Craft Challenge #151-Just for Men

It is time for another One Stop Craft Challenge! The theme for this week is Just For Men. Let's see your cards for a man! We are sponsored this week by Dude Time Doodles. They have genoursly donated some images for the Design Team to use. I picked this fishing dude. Here is my card.
I colored him with Copic markers. The saying is also by Dude Time Doodles. The papers are Basic Grey. The fish and bobber are rub ons. I added the fish netting. Go check out The One Stop Craft Challenge and created some cards or projects for the men in your life!
I am also entering this into the following challenges.
Midnight Madness Sketch #123
Play Date Cafe #101-Smudge, Leather, Wine, Parchment
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