Monday, December 31, 2012
The last card uses this sketch: http://www.sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/
I used misc. papers and an image (SU) that were gifted to me. The flowers are frpm Petaloo, and the crystals from JoAnn's, I added a bit of silvery ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This is for a friend with many health problems. The latest issue for her was back surgery - so she spent Christmas in a rehab facility. It is a very pleasant place, but still lonely. We had a chance to visit briefly a few days ago, and now I want to continue to do what I can to cheer her.
I used some Spellbinder dies I have had for a long time. The blue and paisley as well as the ribbon are also from my stash. I added the gold strips to cover an error in cutting - I suspect a few of you can relate! The sentiment is Our Daily Bread (Faith).
Sketch, and neglected stash: http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/:
Dry embossing: http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/
Focus on a sentiment: http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Embossed tree - QuicKutz; snowflake - Recollections puinch; letters - CB Olivia; glitter, ribbon, tiny punch. Thanks to a couple of Design Team members for ideas and inspiration.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
But the favorite I wish to highlight is the celebration of Christmas, and the message on this card. This year we are looking forward to celebrating the birth of the Savior, but with heavy hearts, as we try to understand the tragedy in Connecticut. We keep all those families in our prayers.
For this ODB challenge: N= New punch, Nativity; O= old lace (that was a hard one); E= embossing; L= lace, layers.
NOEL - http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
Sparkle and shine (more IRL than you can see here!): http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-18-sparkle-and-shine.html
Friday, December 14, 2012
Directions: I cut the cs 12x5.5. I folded it across, leaving the top layer about 6 inches. That way, the back is a little shorter than the front. I made a fold of about 1/3 inch along the entire side. I trimmed that portion off the back, and adhered this strip along the back. Easy peasy!
Gift card holder: http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
White, with black and ribbon: http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.ca/search/label/challenges
Uplifting - the greatest gift of Christmas: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sketch & vintage: http://willowsketchiechallenge.blogspot.com/
Light (star): http://twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com.au/
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Sketch - rotated: http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com/
Blue and white, ovals, ribbon, dry embossing: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/12/this-weeks-challenge.html
Blue and white: http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Blues and "snowflake": http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/
Blue, with ribbon, ovals, and embossing: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/12/this-weeks-challenge.html
Blue and white: http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/http://www.vostamps.blogspot.com/
Winter scene: http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-17-winter-wonderland.htmlhttp://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2012/12/challenge-17-winter-wonderland.html
Die cut: http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/p/weekly-challenge_14.html
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
The red is embossed with my brand new QuicKutz Woven folder, and I used one of Spellbinder's Doodles around the window. The gold is a piece of a roll of gold mesh, with a gold ribbon added down the center.
Red and white inspiration photo - with a window: http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/
And: http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com /
View from the inside of a house: http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
Sketch - http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/
Non traditional Christmas colors: http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The sketch: http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/fbc-121-november-prize-challenge.html
Black, white and maroon: http://theplaydatecafe.blogspot.com/
The thank you challenge is also a thank you to this blog for sponsoring 100 challenges - they will be closing at the end of the month, and I want to say thank you to them for so many challenges - you will be missed! - http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tag, with Basic Grey cs: http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/
Tag, using a Snowflake (Cuttlebug) EF available here: http://www.atjoansgardens.com/
BTW, I used her school colors.
Two ribbons: http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/
Across the miles (they live 750 miles away): http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/fbc-124-across-miles.html
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The top card:
Sketch #74 (we had our choice of sketches): http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
The second card:
CAS - the image is stamped on cs cut slightly smaller than the base. The sentiment is from an older SU angel set. I wove narrow ribbon through the Martha Stewart trellis punched piece. For the sketch, I used a corner embossing folder from Cuttlebug. - for: http://www.clearlyistamp.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Clearly%20Inspired%20Challenge
Christmas with no red or green: http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/
Friday, November 30, 2012
Colors (my eye had trouble seeing some of them so I hope I found the right ones): http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Any but Christmas: http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The star in the night sky: http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/
Die cuts: http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com/
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/11/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge_15.html , I was immediately inspired to use this embossed piece. Because it is large, there is not much space for anything else on an A2 card. I used my sister in law's folder, and added a sentiment from Paper Inspirations. The Nestie is Labels4, and I added sheer white ribbon I get at Dollar Tree. It does not show up well, but the main panel and tag are pale lavender, and the mat is purple.
The sentiment is computer generated. I used the CB Birthday folder, and a Martha Stewart leafy border punch.
This "ugly sweater" challenge is to use ugly DP at the bottom of our stack. Well, this green dp has been lingering for a while. The pattern sort of looks like a green peacock - though obviously I have only used portions of it here. http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/
The sketch: http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2012/11/paper-players-challenge-123-jaydees.html
The sketch: http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.com/
Neutrals, with twine and a sentiment, inspired by a photo: http://www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The sketch: http://ibsichallenge.com/
The second is my re-do for this challenge: http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/
I used a dark teal and shades of grey for the two colors. Ribbon, rhinestones, and glitter on the flowers are the three embellishments - and this time I did limit myself to one layer! I used a pastel chalk pencil for coloring, and an embossed frame from Cuttlebug.
I used shades of lavender and grey; flowers from Petaloo, and vintage lace that came in a box at an estate sale. The DP is Paper Pizazz. The image printed this way, with the lavender strip and shaded image.
The sketch: http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
Since the verse says there is an angel by your side, I added the angel image (an older SU stamp) at the back. I placed it in the center for viewing when the card holder is removed. In retrospect, I should have placed it more to the side.
I made the card holder with my own pattern. I cut the card stock (double sided cs from Costco) 1/4 inch larger than needed, and twice as long as the gift card, with a bit extra at the top. I folded the piece lengthwise, leaving the extra quarter inch as shown above. I trimmed the extra quarter inch off the "back" of the holder, then folded the excess from the front and glued. Careful not to glue the top!!! I added the strip of lace - I had a piece the exact length I needed in my scraps.
The sentiment panel is lightly sponged, with half pearls added. This is made as a card, with a verse on the inside as well. I will probably make some more of these - including some to hold (folded) checks for the grandkids. Or maybe we should decide on gift cards this year???
Here is the High Hopes challenge site, including this week's challenge to make a gift box or card holder. what great ideas you will find.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The DP is K&Company, and I have dark blue bg cs.
Peacock/jewel colors: http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/justrite-friday-challenge/
Any, with an encouraging sentiment: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Pink, aqua and brown: http://www.trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
I was inspired by one of the examples here, and I used the sketch: http://annabellestamps.blogspot.com/
A challenge for Clean & Simple: http://paperprettiesblog.blogspot.com/
And for anything: http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.co.uk/
Use chalk: http://chalk-ah-lot.blogspot.com/
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Traditional Christmas (red and green): http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
Ribbon and pearls (white pearls did not look right, so I used pale green pearl like rhinestones!!): http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Using Kraft cs (embossed with CB Snowflakes): http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet.html
Friday, November 23, 2012
Challenge for a holiday card: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Shining%20the%20Light%20Challenge
I used this sketch as a base, but after a couple of interruptions I forgot just how I intended to complete it - I think I stayed true enough to the sketch: http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.com/
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The image is SU Provencal - another favorite set I seldom have occasion to use. The sentiment is from a set by Recollections. The DP is by K&Company, and the flower Petaloo. The pink layer is from the Textile embossing folder (CB).
The Craft Your Passion challenge is to use scraps. I could pretty well include all of my cards. Specifically, all layers of the small squares and the sentiment are from my "little scraps" stash.
Sketch, with the tasty twist: http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/
Use scraps: http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
I am so far behind in card making so maybe will get caught up a bit! I need to replenish my stash, so this get well card was needed. IRL the sentiment is really much more visible.
I have a glittery frame and swirl. The die cut is from Spellbinders. DP and CS by Recollections, and the sentiment an unmounted unnamed one I have had a long time.
Use glitter: http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
A get well card: http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I was able to borrow this Thank You folder from my sister-in-law, so I have some newly embossed pieces in my collection. The sentiment is from SU's Designer Greetings. I added a couple of flowers, and a leaft from a Sizzix die.
The sketch (which I turned): http://classygirlmusings.blogspot.com/search/label/card%20Sketch
I used the colors and inspiration from the layout: http://casestudychallenge.blogspot.com/
A thank you: http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/
I am a bit late to do a Thanksgiving card, but this card is all about being thankful to a friend: http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/2012/11/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge_8.html
Friday, November 16, 2012
The cs is from AMuse, and the half pearls and twine are Pizzazz Aplenty.
I started with the sketch: http://sundaysketchandstamp.blogspot.com/
There are several challenges still out there using a Thanksgiving theme and/or colors:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sketch #2: http://chickchallengeswithippity.blogspot.com/
Be thankful: http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/
Give thanks: http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
Christmas, using a Just Rite stamp and dies: http://justritestampers.typepad.com/justrite-inspiration/justrite-friday-challenge/
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The DP is from a stack called Faith, by the Paper Studio.
Favorite Christmas stamp (well, it is my fave this year!): http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/
Favorite things - I have so many. Here they are represented by the dry embossing (I doubt I could create many cards without the Cuttlebug and now the Vagabond!!); fall colors, patterned paper, and being thankful: http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/
The sketch: http://www.sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.com/
Giving thanks: http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/
Fall colors (espresso, cajun, mustard - my substitutes): http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/
I like having a few extra cards in my stash, so I try to make them somewhat universal. The label on this stamp (I have had for a LONG time) says Oogaloo. Anyone heard of it? The DP is from an older DCWV Summer Stack. The sentiment oval is popped up.