Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sew...What's New

Here's another card without and image and using Kraft cardstock.



The stamp set is called "Tailor Made" and is from Close To My Heart. I made the inside sentiment with the Theresa Collins stampmaker that was a gift from a friend. The roses and the greenery are from the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and cut with the Cricut. The buttons are from my stash. I cut the spool freehand and used black twine to simulate thread. After using a Nestabilities die and a Crop A Dile corner rounder, I used an archival pen to add the faux stitching. Thanks for looking.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Not a Christmas Card

I love Kraft card stock. When I started this card, it's the only thing I knew I wanted to use. I didn't start w/a sketch so I had no idea where it was going.

The design paper is from the Mariposa stack from DCWV. A sewing student of mine gave me the lace. From there I cut and embossed an oval scallop shape using a Nestibilities die. I adhered it with 1/4" foam tape. The roses and leaves were cut using my favorite Cricut cartridge - the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. I added a small swirl of black bling and also added some gold bling to match the gold foil in the design paper. I wanted to start using some of the stamps that accompanied the cartridge especially the one pictured. Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut the shape and stamped the sentiment. I love that this stamp can be used for several occasions by just checking one of the boxes as needed. Thanks for looking

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get Ready

Mark your calendars. Sentimental Sundays is having a New Year's blog hop. Drop by for all the details.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Passport to Adventure

When I sat down to make this card, I really didn't have any idea how it would end up. I knew I wanted to enter the Corrosive Challenge, "Anything Except Christmas" and I'd have use a previously colored image. This Sassy Studio Designs image is from their Steampunk collection and was colored w/Copics, highlighted with gel pens, Stickles and glitter glue. I also added Glossy Accents to the lens of her goggles.

The card is A2 sized and the base is Kraft cardstock. I consider this a "kitchen sink" card because it has a little of everything. The background paper is from my stash and has a vintage feel. Keeping with the vintage idea I distressed the edges. Next I cut the teal colored paper, used a Crop-A-Dile corner chomper, cut two opposing corners and distressed the edges. Next I embossed it with Cuttlebug folder and distressed it with sandpaper. Using the Nestabilities Sprights and Sprockets dies and DCWV Metallic finish paper, I cut three sprockets and placed them strategically around the design. I added the Tim Holtz metal spright and adage ticket because they fit so perfectly in the vintage style that the card had taken on. We all know how I love bling so I colored Recollections clear swirl bling, from Michael's,  with Copics to match the teal colors used on the image. I used 1/4" Pop Dots to the image and finally I added a Making Memories dog tag "Passport to Adventure" and adhered it with a brad. I am so proud of myself whenever I use a brad! LOL. Thanks for looking

Challenges entered:
Corrosive Challenge - anything except Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers -  use it three times
I Brake for Challenges - I brake for vintage
Paper Variety - anything goes

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Naughty or Nice?

I'm still working with previously colored images but I have not let that stop me from creating Christmas cards with images that aren't necessarily geared towards Christmas.

The image is from KennyK and colored w/Copics and gel pens. I started out with a center step card and used Seems a Little Sketchy weekly sketch. The design paper is one sheet of DCWV cut strategically. It included the snowflake cut as well. I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss a small paper cut and add even more texture. The glitter and bling snowflakes are from Jolee. The roses were cut using my Cricut along w/the Close To My Heart, Art Philosophy cartridge. I also included a small white Christmas tree also cut w/the Cricut and glitter paper. Digging even deeper in my bag of tricks I added black twine along with a small button that is highlighted with bling. Last but not least is the beaded stick-pin that I made myself and added a sheer ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Challenges entered:
Seems a Little Sketchy - sketch
Heart Song Inspirations - snowflakes or doilies
Make It Monday - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - more than one fold

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sweet Stop Sketch SSS138

This is today's sketch at the Sweet Stop.

Card size is A2. Used the Crop A Dile corner chomper on opposite corners. The papers are from DCWV.
The KennyK image was colored w/Copics and highlighted w/Stickles. The edge punch is EK Success. The rose and leaves wee cut using the Cricut w/Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. The rose is highlighted with glimmer mist. The final touch is the swirl bling. Thanks for looking.

Challenges entered:
The Sweet Stop - sketch

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Wishes

Right now I'm not doing a lot of crafting. I am four weeks post-op from total knee replacement surgery. OUCH! Let's just say nothing anybody told me prepared me for what I've been going through. The surgery and the first two weeks were okay but that last two have been horrible. I wake up every night in excrutiating pain and although I'm on massive amounts of painkillers, they give me the shakes. What does that have to do with this blog? I'm not able to color because when I do it looks like a two-year-old did it! Anything I'm creating now is with images that I'd colored in advance.

This image is from KennyK and colored w/Copics and gel pens. I've been stuck on the glitter paper for some time now and used it to cut the evergreens with my Cricut machine using the Christmas. The snow was also cut from glitter paper. The circle was cut with the same paper as the background but it is the reverse side. The sentiment is a sticker from my stash. I really like being able to use an image that is otherwise not a Christmas image but being able to use for the occasion as I see fit. I used 1/4" pop dots to add dimension to the card. Lastly I used a Gelly Roll pen and shorthand to add some interest around the edge of the card.

Challenges entered:

Craft Your Passion - Anything goes plus glitter
Paper Makeup Stamps - cut out your image
iCopic Weekly Challenge - color black hair
Make My Monday - add some glitter

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Wish

The Sweet Stop Sketche Challenge blog has this sketch as their sketch of the week.

This A2 card has as its base Kraft cardstock. The background papers are from a two year old DCWV Christmas stack. I used a Fiskars punch for both the borders and the snowflake. The image is from Sassy Studio Designs was colored w/Copic and die cut w/Nestabilites. Using the Nestabilities as a stencil, I added Close To My Heart "Topiary" colored ink. The swirl bling was colored w/Copics. The finishing touches include green & white twine, a button and a Tim Holtz "adage ticket."

Challenges entered:

The Sweet Stop - sketch
Craft Your Days Away - Buttons or Bows
Catch the Bug - Anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - Punches/and or dies
Scrappy Frogs - use Kraft cardstock
Come and Get It - Anything Christmas

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dare to be Sassy Thursday #101

Time again for Dare to Be Sassy Thursday at Sassy Studio Designs. The challenge is "Holiday sparkle." Break out your bling and glitter and show us your most sparkling creations.

I started with an A2 card base and used a 1/2" Crop-A-Dile corner chomper to jazz it up a little. I found the glitter swirl paper in my stash. Using the Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge I cut the snow globe from white and red glitter paper. The evergreens and the reindeer were cut from the Christmas cartridge. Of course the super sexy image is from SSD and colored with Copics. The sentiment is a sticker and from my stash while the holly was cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and highlighted with bling.

Challenges entered:
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Anything goes
Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes

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