Thursday, October 11, 2012

Vintage chipboard album

Hey everyone! I made this chipboard album in the vintage style. For the cover I used some vintage style paper and added this wooden "traditions" element. I painted it brown. I took this brown piece of paper, and put gold paint all around the edges for a mat. I added some ribbon/flowers/lace and brads to finish up the front. Throughout the rest of the album, I have added stickers, flowers, brads, gens, metal elements, buttons and flowers. I sewed some of the mats to the pages for interest. To bind this album, all I did was take my we r memory punch and make holes for the top and then bind it together using a binder clip. It is a very easy way to get an album together!
Challenges I have entered include:
Through the craft door - Anything
Simon Says - Rustication
Anything but a card - Challenge 3

Fairy sweet

Hey, I took this fairy digi image and then used some stickles to add some glitz to this fairy. I used spellbinders to mat up the die cuts. For the background, I made this using the ranger colour sprays. It is a product they sold a couple years back, it gives some nice rich colour. Then I added some paper from the K & Co paper line sweet nectar. I used some twine to criss-cross around the mat. Then I added three flowers/brads over top of the main image mat. I added a tag I made with my We R Memory Chompers (purple set) and stamped the "You're so sweet" sentiment on to it. I used my copics to match the colours from teh cards in the words. I lastly added this great cupcake embellishment that I'm not quite sure what company it is, but it worked perfectly! Then I adhered it to the card front and it was done!
I entered this into these challenges:
Simon says - Use dies/punches
Tip Tuesday - Wings
Crafts n me - Anything Goes

Awww puppy

I won this digital image awhile back and just had to use this sweet puppy. I added some stickles to his collar and then matted him up using spellbinders. I used some Authentique paper and layered up a tag using my own sentiment using MS Word. I then used copics to add some red to the "Life" in the sentiment.I attached this beautiful red ribbon and made a nice bow! I'm still working on my bows, but this one is great! I then adhered it first to some red cardstock, and then that to the black card front. I added some red bling to the side and she was done!
Challenges I have entered this pup card into are:
Diva's By Design - Anything
Pixie Dust - Anything
Sweet n sassy - Tic Tac Toe (Paper piecing, punches, flitter

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Birdie Brown and fall

Hey! Check over at Birdie Browns and grab this cute digi. It is there challenge for the month. I printed this guy off and then used watercolour pencils on him. It worked alright, but I think I prefer my copics...but I wanted to do something a bit different. After he was dry, I had to spice him up with some stickles. I layered him onto a spellbinders oval scalloped die cut. I used some random paper for the back and some layered the border and matching sticker onto the mat. I added some leaves...one big one in behind and 2 little guys in front. Lastly I added some buttons/twine to finish this up. I think I will try this little guy again and use copics, hopefully sometime soon!
Challenges include:
Birdie Brown - Of course!
Card Making Mama's - Fall Theme
Pink Elephant - Fall inspirational photo

Girl Matchbook Album

Here is a quick way to make a mini-album. I made this matchbook style girl album. To add some decoration, I sewed all my mats onto the pages. It was a very easy to put together mini. I added a few flowers and brads along the way and a few stickers of course. I put this one together very quick and it will make a nice present! I also thought that this could turn into a card...in fact a few pockets and it could be a gift card holder/card/mini!
Challenges for this include:
Anything but a card - Challenge 3
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes
Challenges for everyone - Anything

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tic Tac Toe bears

Hey! I used this digi image of these love bears. I then used copics over top of them to add some more details. I cut them out with spellbinders ovals and layered it with a scalloped ovals die. I used papers from the My Mind's Eye Bluebell 6 X 6 pack. I love this paper! I then added a ribbon/bow to the side. I made my own sentiment using MS Word and then used a corner rounder to make a nice tag. I didn't like the light colour paper going across the bottom, so I used the same copic colours I used on the bears to the light colour of the stripe. Then I added 3 flowers and 3 buttons. Lastly I added some glitter to where the bears were sitting...and then some above and on the bears as if it were snowing.
Challenges include:
Sweet n Sassy - Tic Tac Toe (Glitter, flower, button)
Penny's Paper-Craft - Use Dies
Totally Gorjuss - Anything
Meljiens Design - Anything

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dad distressed

Hey everyone sorry for the back log of postings, it hasn't been too sunny out, so I have been postponing taking pictures! Anyways, here is my male inspired card. I used a variety of Tim Holtz papers, stamps, and ink of course. I added some brads to the spellbinders label die inked it up and used copics to colour in the "dad". I used some pop dots to "pop" it off. I added some black ribbon to add some interest and some 7 gypsies gears (as you know I love them!) I ripped the bottom of the main mat and inked it up. Lastly I just layered the papers and brought this card together.
I entered the following challenges for this card:
ABC Challenge - Male inspired
Diva's by design - Texture
DSYU - Warm Colours
The Paper Shelter - Distressing
Bunny Zoe's - Distressing
I love that I won 3 digi images from the Paper Shelter for this card. Thanks so much!!! I love your images!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sparkley Gum Balls

I love this paper from the K & Co paper line. I matted some pattern paper and then sewed it together. I printed this digi-image onto white cardstock and then used my spellbinders ovals to cut it out. I matted it onto some black cardstock. For the image I used some copic colours and then added some stickles on top for some sparkle! If that wasn't enough I added some stickles to the flowers and then layered them on with some brads. I made my own sentiment from MS word and then matted it onto black cardstock to get it to pop a bit. This was a quick and easy card, but a fun one too to make.
Challenges I have entered this card into include:
Simon Says - Glimmer & Sparkle
Crafts & Me - My Sentiments
Forever Friend - Anything
Creative Card Crew - Purple

Boo - HOO

Yes here I am with my owls again. I should warm you all, I have found a lot of owl images, so you might see some more owl cards soon!!! I love this little image with the spider dangling. I added some stickles to bling it up, and love the red eyes on the spider! For this card I cut this little guy out with spellbinders and matted him up on 2 other dies. I layered some cardstock and then put some American Crafts green ribbon/bow around the card. I had a rub on web/spider I placed in the corner. I then added some flowers/brad and it was done.

Challenges include:
Heck of a challenge -Spooktacular
Catch the bug - Fall/Harvest

Distressing and for the girls

I made this card with this could image from Darcy's diaries. I want to say, a girls card does NOT have to be pink and purple!!! (Coming from someone who has 2 boys!) Anyways, I matted some Simple stories Documented paper onto some kraft cardstock and then sewed on an extra mat. I made the "stitched with love" sentiment using MS word and then punched it out using a spellbinders label punch. I then inked it up with vintage photo ink. I inked all the edges and parts of the "girl" image with this ink too, to make it all go together. Lastly, I added the Jolee's fleur-de-lis. That's all that was to this one, but I like the distressing look and the papers.

Challenges for this one include:
A Gem of a challenge- For the girls
Paper Take - Anything
Paper Shelter - Distressing

Boo!

Hey everyone. Well I didn't do so well taking pictures this week as it has been quite grey out, but today was a little sunnier...I guess fall is here.

So, for the card today I made this adorable card using this awesome image from Dearie Dolls. I love this site, lots of coloured and uncoloured images!!! I cut him out with my spellbinders and matted him up. I then used some Gelly Roll marker on him to add some shine here and there. I used some wonderful American Crafts orange ribbon and made a bow. I added the skeleton to this to add some pop. I had the "Boo" from the same package (can't remember what product it is) and added it to the mat. Then i layered a few mats in behind and put the guy up on pop dots. I added a flower/button and it was done!
Challenges include:
Heck of a Challenge - Spooky
Cutey Crafts - Spots/stripes
Catch the bug - Fall