Monday, September 15, 2014

Anniversary Card

I made this card for a friend.  She asked if I could make a card for her to give to a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary.  I decided to keep the card simple and did not use any stamps.  Instead, I used my Cricut and cut this couple out of the A Child's Year cartridge.  I cut it 3 times so that it would have some dimension.

Card Details:
Couple: A Child's Year Cricut cartridge
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Spellbinders die

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thinking Of You

This card is going in my stash for when I need a sympathy or a get well card. 
 I love this little Tilda with her cross necklace.  
After coloring her with copics, I painted her dress, shoes and hair bow with extreme glitter paint.

Card Details:
Image: Tilda with cross necklace from Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders circle, cross and tag dies
White embossing enamel
Martha Stewart branch punch
Copics: E00, E11, E13, E21 R20. E57, E43, E33, E50. BG70, BG72, BG75, W0, W1, W3, YG93, YG95, YG97, RV32, R34, RV52, E84, E81

Entered in following challenges:
7 Kids College Fund: Anything Goes
Crafting by Design: Pretty In Pink
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: Stitching

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Past Your Prime?

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme this time is to create a project for a guy.
I decided to make a birthday card for my brother in law.  Our sponsor this time is The Doodle Pantry.  I chose this image from their store simple for the sentiment.  I love the play on words.

Card Details:
Image: The Doodle Pantry
Copics: E19, E18, E17, E13, E31, E33, e30, T7, t4, R20, R00, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tilda With Witch Hat

Here's another card using the Martha Stewart punches to create the card shape.
This is one of my favorite Magnolia stamps. (ok, ok, most of them are my favorites)

Card Details:
Image: Tilda in Witch Hat from Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, E08, E18, e19, YR18, YR16, YR00, w3, V91, V93, V95, V99, T4, T7, T8, YG95, E84
Martha Stewart paper punch
Pumpkin from Jolee's boutique
Aged silver embossing enamel

Entered in following challenges:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dressed Up For Halloween

I love the background shapes I have been seeing on cards lately. 
Unfortunately, I just have a cuttlebug and it isn't big enough for the background dies I would like to use. 
So what does a crafty girl do?
She creates her own of course.

I played around with my Martha Stewart punch around the page border paper punches for this card.
I wanted to use the punches to create the shape for the card but I didn't like the sizes that were listed on the instructions so I changed it up a little
Here's what I did:
I started with a 6x6 piece of cardstock.  
I punched all 4 corners with the corner punch.
Using the matching border punch, I punched along either side of the corners just once.
Here is a picture of what I ended up with:


I then trimed off the middle sections to look like the top.
Next I cut out 4 corner pieces on some scrap pieces of matching paper 
and then attached them to the middle sections as pictured below

If you don't want to cut and attach the corner pieces to the middle like I did, you can punch the middle sections first before doing the corners.  I tried but found it difficult to line up the punches so I chose the easier method for me.
After I had my background punched, I ended up with a 5x5 section in the middle which is a perfect size for embellishing.

I plan to play around with other sizes so I can match of the middles a little better.  Can't wait to see what I can do with my other Martha Stewart paper punches

Card Details:
Image: from All Dressed Up
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, E50, E51, e53, BV02, BV17, W1m W0, YR12, YR14, YG01, YG13, T8, T7, T4, BV31
Martha Stewart paper punches
Star paper punch
Crystal stickles
Lemon Ice Stickles
Spellbinders die

Entered in following Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments: Spots and/or stripes
Use Your Stuff: border punch

Monday, September 8, 2014

Yummy Ice Cream

The name of this digi image from The Paper Shelter is Not Big Enough.  That's  exactly what my husband says everytime we go to Aspen Leaf for frozen yogurt.  I used the papers from the Cherry Limeade stack from DCWV.  I love the pink with white polka dots so I colored her dress to match.  Of course, I had to color the ice cream all my favorite kinds, pistachio, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla.

Card Details:
Image: Not Big Enough from The Paper Shelter
Martha Stewart Drippy Goo paper punch
Spellbinders scalloped heart dies
La La Land Heart border die
Copics:  E00, E11, E13, E21, E57, E53, E50, E33, E30, E27, E25, R81, R83, R85, R89, W0, W1, W3, R20, R32, YG91, YG93, Yg95, BG70, BG72

Entered in the following challenges: 
The Paper Shelter: Hearts or Stars
One Stitch At A Time: Anything goes with a die
Fairytale Stampers: Your favourite punch (drippy goo punch)
Paper makeup Stamps: Use a digi and sequins or gems
Fitztown Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Halloween Card

I had some fun with green for this project.  I colored her hair and then added some lime ice stickles.

Card Details:
Image: The Paper Shelter
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, w0, W1, E50, E55, e31, YR12, YR14, YR04, YR15, BV02, BV08, BV31, YG00, YG03, YG01, T4, T8, YG13, e37, E35, E39
Martha Stewart drippy goo punch
Witch pot: Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut cartridge
Stars: George Cricut cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
The Paper Shelter: Stars or Hearts
Crafting At The Weekend: Anything Goes
Send A Smile For Kids: Fun Halloween Card
Glitter and Sparkle: Use a Digi

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Baby Boy Card

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of a friend's baby.  Can't wait to meet the little guy!
I love cards with clean lines and the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time is just perfect.  I did add the banner to the top for a little extra embellishment though (It may or may not be covering a stray drop of blue from my copics.  Shhh nobody really needs to know)  
The challenge at Cosmic Strawberry was to use the color combo pictured below.  I love the blues and tans together for a baby boy.

Card Details:
Image: Wee One from Wee Stamps
La La Land Banner Die
Copics: E00, E04, E11, e21, R20, E50, E51, E53, B000, B00, E35, E31, E30, W0, W1, YR65

Entered in following challenges:
Sketch and Stash: Sketch (my neglected items are the buttons)
Cosmic Strawberry: Winter Color combo (I know, I didn't do winter)
Crafty Catz: One for the boys
Fairy tale challenge: Clean and Simple