Saturday, September 26, 2015

Couple of Fairy Cards

It's new release day at Scrapper's Delights. I had fun creating with these lovely fairies.
My first card is a double diamond fold and I found the directions on Splitcoast Stamers.  It's not too difficult to score and fold but getting the pattern paper sized and aligned up correctly was a challenge.  Especially since I don't like to measure.  I usually just "eyeball" my cuts.  That drives my husband crazy when he has helped me with craft projects.  He is a carpenter who measures twice before cutting.  I used Spreading A Little Magic which you can find in the store HERE.  The flower is also from that collection.

Project Details:
Image: Spreading A Little Magic Silhouette from Scrapper's Delights
Double Diamond Fold card: Directions can be found HERE
Copics: Y11, Y00
Extreme glitter paint
Spellbinders heart circle die
Sizzix leaves dies
Aged copper embossing enamel

My second project is a money holder card. I used Spread Your Wings and you can find it in the store HERE I had fun using some of this bright colored paper.


Card Details:
Image: Spread Your Wings and Fly Silhouette from Scrapper's Delights
Copics: YR04, R25, Y11, Y00
Extreme Glitter Paint

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Creative Artiste: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers: Anything Goes
Simply Paper Crafts; Anything Goes

Christmas Stitching

One more Christmas card to add to my stash.  Making one card a week all through the year is going to make holiday preparations so much easier.
The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to use real stitching on your card.  
The pattern for my Christmas baubles is from Stiching Cards. You can find the pattern HERE
The patterns are super easy to follow and add an elegant look to your cards.
Whitle I was stitching this card, my husband asked me what I was making.  I held it up and showed it to him.  He said, "Oh, it's a fishing pole and bobbers!"  Bless his heart!
Anyway, I hope you join us for this challenge and I can't wait to see how you add stitching to your cards.

Card Details:
Christmas Baubles pattern from Stitchingcards

Entered in following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Sparkle and Shine (I used sparkly gold thread on the ornaments)
Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Silent
Winter Wonderland: Tradtional Christmas

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Angry Birds

This is one of the birthday cards I made for my nephew. All of the birds, pigs and other elements were paper pieced together.   
Angry Birds is one of our favorite family games.  Not the video game, but the game we play at family get togethers here on the farm.  My husband built a huge sling for us.  I found small balls for the pigs and birds at the dollar store.  I had an embarrassing amount of empty boxes in the attic that we use to set up our targets.  When it's really hot for the 4th of July, we use water balloons instead.

Here is the family playing the game.  We teamed up Guys vs Gals. (the guys cheated!)

Entered in following challenges:
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Birthday Card

Today we are attending a birthday party for my husband's cousin who is celebrating his 60th birthday.  I decided to have a little fun with his card.  I just love Gus from Bugaboo Stamps and the sentiment is always good for a chuckle or two.  I chose papers that are geared for young boys to match the sentiment and used primary colors.
Inside of card:

Card Details:
Image: Gus Bday Optional from Bugaboo Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, e11, E13, E21, R20, T0, T3, T4, T7, R24, R27, R29, G05, B97, B95, B93, W0, W1, B000
Martha Stewart Button punch
Spellbinders circle dies
La La Land Stitched Circle die
Sketch from Sketch Saturday

Entered in following challenges:
Catch The Bug Challenge: Bingo (Stripes, Buttons and Sentiment)
Crafty Friends Challenge: B is for...(buttons, blue
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack: boys to men
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Letters For Santa

The challenge this week at 52 CCT is to create a Christmas card For A Man.
We have a couple guys in our family who work for the post office so I couldn't resist making this card.
The mail truck is from the My Community Cricut cartridge.  I may have to go back and do some pen work over the word mail on the truck.  Not sure I like how it looks now.  

Card Details:
Mail Truck: My Community Cricut Cartridge
Letters: Doodle Charms Cricut Cartridge

Entered in following challenges:
Jingle Belles: Use something in your stash at least a year old (I used the My Community Cartridge)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thinking Of You

I made this card for my grandmother who is spending some time in a care facility recovering from a fall.
I love the clean and simple design of this sketch.  Sometimes less is more.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Floral Oval Spellbinders die
Martha Stewart branch punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Spellbinders lacy circle die
Copics;  E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E37, E35, E53, B02, B12, B14, T3, T4, T7, Y26, Y23, YR20, BG70

Entered in following challenges: 
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


I made this card as a thank you for a friend.  This little Tilda looks just like my friend.
I used papers from the Free Spirit paper pad from We R Memory Keepers.  The word peace and the flowers are from the Groovy Times Cricut cartridge and are the perfect accents to this Magnolia stamp.
Here is the inside of the card.

Card Details:
Image: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders floral oval die
Peace: Groovy Times Cricut cartridge
Flowers: Goovy Times Cricut cartridge
Thank you: rubber stamp
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E55, E57, E53, E50, E70, E74, E79, BV00

Entered in following challenges:
Midweek Magnolias: Anything Goes
Color Q: Color challenge Sarhara sand, kiwi kiss, not quite navy, soft sky, white.  I think my colors are fairly close to this color palette but I do have some dark brown
Sweet Stamps: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Anthing Goes

Monday, September 14, 2015


My son is spending the fall semester in Bhutan.  It's a study abroad program with the School for Field Studies.  He is a senior in college with a double major in Biology and Environmental Service as well as a minor in Psychology. While he is there he will be taking 18 credit hours as well as participating in field study projects and learning about the rich cultural history of the country. He is writing a blog titled, Searching For The Thunder Dragon,  documenting  his travels.  If interested in reading it you can find it HERE
The students are staying in a dormitory but at some time during the semester, he will stay with a local family.
He asked me the night before he left if I could make him a card to give to the family he will stay with as a thank you.  So being the every dutiful mom, I got up early and made this card for him.  I kept it simple so that it would be easier for him to pack.  
I used sunflowers since they are blooming around our area this time of year. 
I kept the inside of the card simple with plenty of room for him to write a message. 

On the back of the card I used die cut of our state along with a heart over the area where we live.

Card Details:
Image: Sunflowers from the Scrapper's Delights 
Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles die
Benjamin Border die from Memory Box
Missouri die cut from 50 States Cricut Cartridge
Copics: Y26, Y23, YR20, E27, E25, BG95, BG93

Entered in following challenges:
Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Autumn Colors
Simply Paper Craft: Anything Goes

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Christmas Candy Cane

It was fun creating a card using Red, White and Blue.  The candy cane is from Magnolia Stamps.  After coloring with copics, I painted the candy cane with Hologram Extreme Glitter paint.  It goes right over the copics and gives a great sparkly look.  Best part is that it dries super fast (depending on how much you use, it dries in under 5 minutes).  The ribbon was colored with blue copics and then painted with Turquoise Extreme Glitter paint.  I was surprised that the paint enhanced the blue copics and didn't just cover it up.  

This is for the current challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  Would love for you to join us. What color would you pair up with red and white?

Card Details:
Candy Cane: Magnolia Stamps
Spellbinders floral oval die
Spellbinders snow flake die
Copics: BG000, R24, R27, R37, B12, B41
Extreme Glitter paint

Entered in following challenges:
Simply Create Too: Early Holiday Wishes
Simply Paper Crafts: Anything Goes

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Baby Ellie Jane

I made this card for my niece who just had a baby girl.  This is one of my favorite images from Mo's Digital Pencil (let's be honest, all her images are my favorites) 
This is also for the current Anything Goes plus a Sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments.

 I made an easel card but really wanted my sentiment to stand out so I added a place for us to write a message on the back side of the card (actually the bottom)

Card Details:
Image: Baby Fairy Flora from Mo's Digital Pencil
Decorative corner die from Joy Crafts
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches
Corner leaf from STorybook Cricut cartridge
Spellbinders labels 8
Spellbinders decorative labels eight
Sentiments: Stampin up
Rose corner stamp: Magnolia Stamps
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, e53, E50, R00, R000, R02, Y00, G00

Entered in following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge: Anything Goes with a Mo's Image
Creative Moments: Anything Goes Use A Sentiment
Crafting For All Seasons: Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Digi Image, Lace)
Addicted To Stamps: Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly: Things With Wings
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: make it feminine

Monday, September 7, 2015

Christmas Card

Oops! This post didn't go live on Saturday as scheduled.  
It's Saturday so that means a new challenge at 52 CCT. The challenge theme is to use the sketch.

I hope you have as much fun with the sketch as I did.

Card Details:
Sketch: 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Image: Bugaboo Stamps
Border was made using Quick Kuts nesting doily rectangle die
Copics: E00, E04, E11, E13, E21, R20, E29, E27, e25, E21, R89, R83, R81, BG11, BG00, BG000
Pink spica pen for shoes

Entered in following challenges: