Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards ~ Sketch 7 & 8

Challenge 8, created by Janina, used elements I'd never combined before. At first I thought how could I use 4 brads and 4 eyelets on one card? And how could I make photo corners work with everything and a textured base? I love being stretched creatively in this way and am very pleased with my result. This stamp is adorable. It is silly and so true! This is a perfect card for a man this time of year... Darn Lights!

Be sure to stop by JCBC and post your take on this challenge. We've got some fun prize giveaways this month so be sure to check in on us often! Have a wonderful holiday~

Cuttlebug folder used: A2: Snowdots (inked with Sky Blue pigment ink)
Border punch: EK Success snowflake, then cut to fit corners
Stamps: Uptown Rubber Stamps (Darn Lights), Inkadinkadoo snowflakes
Inks: Colorbox pigment inks: Chestnut Roan and Sky Blue and Chalk: Ice Blue
Misc: Brads, Eyelets

Challenge 7, created by Mada, was a really fun sketch. I love the simplicity of the sketch. You can dress it up or keep it simple and it will still look great! Here is my take for a Birthday card using my favorite Mary Engelbreit papers and a sticker. I feel like this is totally cheating but it worked too perfectly!

All papers are generic cardstock or Mary Engelbreit
Cuttlebug A2 folder: Bloom Dots
Other: Mary Engelbreit stickers

Cuttlebug Spot ~ Challenge 8 & 9

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we all made pop up cards with a little embossing for the 9th challenge. I love these. They are so fun to look at when you're done. You can find a tutorial at Splitcoaststampers. I am sure once you try it you'll be hooked. Be sure to stop by The Cuttlebug Spot and leave us a comment with a link to your creation. We'd love to see what you come up with!

Cuttlebug embossing folders used: Borders: Frills
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo with Brown Staz On ink
Paper: Bazzil cardstock and Me And My Big Ideas
Flowers and leaves are Primas with rhinestone brad.

Last week, Challenge 8 was to alter something using anything cuttlebug. I chose to alter a paint can for the holidays. I'm not sure if this is finished yet. I plan to add a cut from the Cricut Christmas Solutions cartridge (Santa with reindeer flying over the town.) I will have to post a final results after I toy with it a bit more. Christmas Ornaments folder was inked with Versamark pad, then heat embossed with Blue Tinsel powder. Winter House was also inked with Versamark pad, then heat embossed with Kaleidoscope powder. The town is colored using prismacolor pencils and blended gently with odorless paint thinner. Snowy bottom was flocked in white, then applied a layer of white pigment ink over top and clear embossing powder. The snowy texture is the result. This was totally an accident but I love how it looks now (thankfully)! Thanks for looking!

Cuttlebug embossing folders used: A2: Winter House and Christmas Ornaments.
Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch
Misc Ribbon

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sketch #6 ~ Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Sketch 6, created by the tallented Simone, was a ton of fun this week at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards. It was my turn for a Christmas card this week which worked delightfully with my little House Mouse stamp! I haven't come up with a Birthday card quite yet but will add it within the next few days! Thanks for taking a look... be sure to check out the other DT creations~

Paper is all DCVW Christmas Stack
Stamp: House Mouse~ Jolly Sailing
Colored with Prisma Colors and gamisol technique.
Ink: Paper Box: Chestnut Brown
Misc: Buttons and floss.

Happy Thanksgiving - The Cuttlebug Spot #7

I am so happy to join the design team over at The Cuttlebug Spot! I have been excited about there challenges since they started. This weeks is Challenge 7: Emboss the Cut! You can use any diecut from cricut, cuttlebug or other... just be sure to add depth and texture by embossing your cut! I had a lot of fun thinking of our beautiful fall season we're having. This is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. I love the crisp air. I love the feeling of togetherness it brings to my family with only one wish that the days lasted longer! My card is the result. Be sure to stop by and check out other DT cards! Leave us a note with your creations too for a chance to win a fun prize!

Paper used is all DCVW Fall and Glitter Fall stacks.
Turkey cut from Cricut~ Stretch Your Imagination.
Cut embossed with Cuttlebug~ Tiny Bubbles.
Turkey has color added with prisma color pencils.
Border punch: Fiskers~ Treading Water
Ink: Color Box~ Chestnut Roan
Misc buttons and Pen-Touch pen~ white for the eye.

Scrap Everything Blog Candy

This little backpack has got to be THE MOST adorable paper craft project I've ever seen. I cannot wait to try making one myself. Karin has graciously offered this up with little treasures inside as a blog candy giveaway. Check our her beautiful work at Scrap Everything and be sure to add a note to some of her projects... maybe even enter this candy give away!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sketch #5 ~ Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Sketch #5 over at Just Christmas and Birthday Cards was designed by DT member Tanja. This week it was my turn for birthday greetings. Stop by and check out all of the other design team creations! I love how we all use the same sketch but all finished products stand alone.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Enfys 100,000 Hits Blog Candy

Stop over to Going Buggy and see what Enfys has made today. Here creations are lovely. To celebrate reaching 100,000 hits she has posted some fab candy. Winner to be drawn Nov 9th. Stop by :)