November 28, 2011

Mojo Monday # 217

Howdy all :). This is another quick post for the Mojo Monday challenge.. #217. I am not sure why I say most of my posts will be quick, it seems to be the norm as of late. I want to spend a little time catching up on blog comments though rather then rambling.

Another fantastic sketch.

The mailman delivered an armload of Verve stamps to me today, I could not wait to ink them up.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper-Echo Park, Verve-Bright Spirits, misc die cuts and punches, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, misc ribbons.


Playing in Paradise #43

Good morning - a very quick post for the current Playing in Paradise Challenge.

I made this flower out of a gently used paper lunch bag forever ago and could never find a use for it. I think it worked just fine for this card.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Basic Grey, TPC Studio - Flourish Text, misc ribbon, Pebbles Inc-Candy Dots.



November 27, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches #12 & The Friday Mashup #34

Whew, what a busy week. I don't mind being busy but I certainly missed my craft time.

This is a quick post as I try to catch up on some of card challenges, I have combined a couple of my favorites. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, and mixed and mashed with the challenge from The Friday Mashup.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project featuring "A Christmas Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using the colors "Aqua, Chocolate and White".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Christmas themed project using the colors Aqua, Chocolate and White".

This card has all kinds of sparkle, the DP snowflakes have glitter in different colours of blues and turquoise. I used Turquoise Stickles along any section that was scalloped and then finished with some turquoise gems.

Supplies: Natural white and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny, Magenta-Let it Snow, Just Rite-Christmas wishes, Spellbinders die cuts, misc punches and ribbon, Kaisercraft gems, Stickles.


November 24, 2011

Blog Candy

Morning all - sorry I have no cards to show today. I am on course all this week and I have not had the oppurtunity to get into my craft space at all.

Cardabiliites has some really nice blog candy available, pop on over and become a follower and leave an comment to get your chance.

Happy Carding,



November 21, 2011

Mojo Monday #216

A quick second post for today's Mojo Monday sketch challenge #216.

I seem to be fascinated with monochrome cards right now and I love this 6x6 paper pad from Kaisercraft.

I added lots of texture and foam tape to this card :). The texture is visible but I am little disappointed that the popped layers are not.

Supplies: Natural white and black cardstock, Designer Paper-Kaiser Craft, Verve-Autumn Splendor, misc flower punches, kaisercraft black rhinestones. Cuttlebug embossing folders.


Challenges and more challenges

Good Morning - a quick post this morning for a couple of card challenges I did yesterday.

This first card is for Cardabilities Sketch #43

Supplies: Cream and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Recollections, misc punches, Inkadinkado- Happy holidays.

The second card is for the Card Patterns Challenge #142

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-My Mind's Eye, Stamps of Life, Spellbinders die cuts, misc punches, Kaisercraft pearls.


November 20, 2011

Challenges Galore

A second quick post, I managed to do a few cards today.

This first card is for Clean & Simple Stamping challenge 167.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper-Recollection, Memory Box die cut, Cornish Heritage Farms- Christmas Greetings, misc buttons adnd gold floss, Sizzix embossing folder.

This second card is for Playing in Paradise challenge 42.

Supplies: Green cardstock, Designer Paper - Recollections, Memory Box die cuts, Stampendous-Seasons Greetings, misc twine


Thank You - with a little flair

Brrrr it is frosty outside, perfect for a little indoor crafting activity.

My husband and I attended a wonderful early Christmas party last night.  Our hosts have spend time in France so I though I would make them a themed thank you card.

I am off to listen to a audio book and some more crafting, have a wonderful day.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown cardstock, Designer Paper-My Mind's Eye, Fiskars-Wish you were here and So Much Thanks, Sizzix Embosslets, misc twine, Cuttlebug embossing folders.


November 18, 2011

The Friday Mashup #33

Yahhh it's Friday, that means there is a new challenge over at The Friday Mashup blog.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using "Paper Rosettes".
  2. Or Make a project using "the Sketch Above".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Project with the Sketch using Rosettes".
I recently brought a few new stamps and some 6x6 paper pads and I am excited to try them so it was so fun to sit down to this challenge. I was in the mood for monocrome and I am happy with how this turned out.

Supplies: Natural white and black cardstock, Design Paper - Bo Bunny, Inspired by Stamping-All Year Wishes 1, Close to my Heart-Filigree Charms.


November 16, 2011

Freshly Makes Sketches #11

It is a blustery wet evening out my window, it makes me happy that I am snuggled in my craft space with a tea contently making a mess as I card.

I managed two separate cards this evening, the first is for the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I think this stamp is so cute, I cut the birdie out a second time and popped it up with foam tape and added the smallest of color to the branch. I used this wonderful twine that has sparkle to add a little something extra.

I tried to make my little flower punch look like a pointsettia but I am not sure I managed it. I finished with a crystal. Those little white flowers I added here and there are for nails, they are so delicate I thought they would work great on cards.

Supplies: Cream and red cardstock, Designer Paper-Recollections, Stampendous-Peace Birdie, misc punch and twine, crystal.

The next challenge is for Card Patterns.

This card was three days in the making, I had a it all lined up in my mind but it just did not translate to card form. I am still not loving it. I used my Cricut to make cut most of the elements, I added crystals to the snowflakes to give them added sparkle.

Supplies: Cream and blue cardstock, Designer Paper-My Minds Eye, Close to my Heart-Christmas scripts. gems, misc twine.


November 15, 2011

Playing in Paradise Challenge #41

Happy Tuesday everyone - this will be a quick post.

I am trying a new challenge today, Playing in Paradise.

I love the simple look of this card, I usually struggle with this style but it flowed nicely today.  I love these flower punches, I think they were the first ones I ever brought and they layer nicely. I finished the card with crystals.

Supplies: Blonde Columns and gray cardstock, Designer Paper-Authentique, TPC-Cardmaking Happy Birthday, misc punches and ribbon, Swarovski Elements-Jolee's.


November 14, 2011

Mojo Monday #215

It is a beautiful day here in Victoria, the sun is out and the sky is a beautiful blue if the wind would just go away it would be perfect. I took a vacatrion day today, I am alone in the house and it is fabulous.

Mojo Monday has a new sketch today:

I pulled out my Linen Closet Stack for today's card, I am going to be so disappointed when I use all this DP. I love the wondeful mix of glitter and brilliant pages. I was not able to get the glitter to sparkle in the picture so you will have to trust me. I did manage to my the crystal to show their glitz.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Desiger Paper DCWV, TPC-Card Making Birthday, Cuttlebug embossing folders, misc punches, Swarovski Elements-Jolee's.


November 11, 2011

The Friday Mashup # 32

A quick second post for this Friday. There is a new Challenge posted on The Friday Mashup and I happily started working on this card first this morning.

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project featuring "A Girly Theme".
  2. Or Make a project using "Your Favorite Technique".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Girly project using your Favorite Technique".

I struggle a little with girly cards, but I think I almost made it :). I have been loving embossing this past little while so I used both heat embossing and an embossing folder.

I embossed the designer paper with an embossing folder, it is new so the impression was deep enough to go through the DP. I decided to give the card a little bit of a shabby look with some brown edging to enhance some of the small tears. I embossed the bottom portion of the DP with Frosted Glass embossing power to give a little variation in colour.

I heat embossed this cute flower three time then cut out the different layers and added foam tape between each layer to give it dimension.I finished with an embossed Hello.  Just before I posted my husband walked in and said nice card I like the dints.

Supplies: Natural white and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Unknown, Verve stamps-Sunny Day, TPC-Cardmaking Hello, Cuttlebug folder, misc ribbon.


Remembrance - 2011

"A Day of Remembrance"

Image by Dalicar, In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)

November 10, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches # 10

Welcome to Thursday,  I love that I had some productive craft time last night. I had fun with the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, Rita has created a wonderful sketch.

I love layers and I popped each layer with a little bit of foam tape for dimension. I cut a Christmas bulb out of the Designer Paper and embossed it with my new favorite embossing powder-Frost Glass.

Supplies: Natural white and brown cardstock, Designer Paper- Basic Grey, Inkadinkado-Happy Holidays, Sew Easy Fancy Floss, Kaisercraft gems, Antiquities Frosted Glass.


November 9, 2011

Mojo Monday # 214

I seem to have fallen a little behind with my cards this week. I started my card for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge yesterday but I was distracted and did not get to finish it till tonight. I am happy with the way it turned out.

Mojo Monday Challenge Sketch:

I tried to take the picture where it would show the shimmer of some of the designer paper, I just could not get the lighting to work for me. I guess that is what I get for trying to take the picture in the evening. I did get a close up of the snowflake embossed with Antiquities Frosted glass.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown cardstock, Designe Paper-S.E.I., Inkadinkado-Happy Holidays and small snowflake, Memory Box die, Snowflake punch, AMuse-Pearls.


November 7, 2011

CardPatterns #140

Happy Monday - This will be another very quick post for the current CardPattens Challenge.

Isn't this stamp the cutest, I think it matches this DP perfectly. I paired twine with buttons to finish.

Supplies: Natural White and red cardstock, Designer Paper-My Minds Eye, The Stamps of Life-penguins4Christmas, Sizzix Embosslets Sweet Buttons, Bakers Twine.


November 4, 2011

The Friday Mashup # 31 and Card Patterns # 139

I think I am almost down to the wire for one of these challenges so this post will be short and to the point :). I thought I would combine two challenges today The Friday Mashup # 31 and Card Patterns # 139.

Challenge info for The Friday Mashup is :

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So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project featuring "Heat Embossing".
  2. Or Make a "Thank You (Greatful)" project.  
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You project with Heat Embossing".
The Sketch for Card Patterns:

I can always use a Thank you card, with my Birthday on the horizon I will definitely be sending out a few Thank you cards.

It took me a while but I have worked up a nice supply of Thank you stamps, I like how I was able to string these ones together. I love this Designer Paper and I wish I have more then one sheet. The buttons are just small circles punched out with holes added, I heat embossed them with Ranger Antiquities Frosted Glass embossing powder.

Supplies: Natural white and gray cardstock, Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye, Inkadinkado-Thank you Words, Fiskars-So Much Thanks, misc circle punches, Ranger Embossing Powder, misc ribbon.


November 3, 2011

Scrap n Stamp November 2011 Sketch Challenge

I am so excited Scrap n Stamp has posted a sketch challenge for November.

This is the Sketch:

This is my second time drafting this post, blogger ate the first one so unfortunately this is be short.
I am still building my small Christmas card stash one card at time.

I used Cuttlebug folders to emboss each of the layers to add some texture, then added some Versacolor Pinecone on the edges. I finished with a small amount of Stickles for a little sparkle.

Supplies: Natural Ivory and brown cardstock, Designer Paper- Graphics45, The Stamp Barn - Merry Christmas, Cuttlebug-Embossing Folders, misc ribbon, Stickles.

A quick post. I made this card with some scraps from my bin.

Simple layers, I embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder. I added some leaves as accents. The button was created with Sizzix Embosslits Sweet Buttons then heat embossed with Ranger Antiquities Frosted glass.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper-S.E.I., Rivercity Rubber Works-In Sympathy, Gina K Designs- Autumn Leaves, misc silver twine, Sizzix-Embosslits Sweet Buttons.



November 2, 2011

Freshly Made Sketches #9

The rain arrived today, we have had a number of nice sunny days but it took a turn today. I can't say I am disappointed as it just encourages me to spend more time in my craft space.

Freshly Made Sketches new sketch:

Isn't this whimsy tree cute. I have wanted to ink it up for ages. I embossed it with this gorgeous Moss Tinsel, I wish the sparkle showed a little more. I added some gold and red Stickles for the little bulbs.
I added some little gems to the mini holly leaves. to give them a little sparkle as well.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper-DCWV, Penny Black-Winter whites and greens, Cornish Heritage Farms-Vintage Christmas, Studio K- Moss Tinsel Embossing Powder, Bazzill basics- Mini Holly leaves, Recollections gems, Stickles.