Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dilly Beans Head Gear

Just popping in to let you know about the new fortnight challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Our challenge, #198, sponsor for this fortnight is:

Our challenge this time around is
"Head Gear"! 
By that we mean anything you put on your head! Hats, barrettes, bows, flowers... If your image has something on its noggin, you're in! Or think outside the box and WOW us with your creativity! Be sure to stop by the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration from the design team and to enter your own creation!

Surprise Pop-up card

Aidynn's Bear Framed - Dilly Beans image
Create w/TLC sentiment
Copic Markers
Bo Bunny Design paper
Kraft cardstock
Tim Holtz metal embellishment
Tim Holtz "vintage photo" Distress Ink
Square rhinestone bling
Black round rhinestone bling
Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy "rolled flowers"
Martha Stewart "branch" punch
Paper Studios Rhinestone brad
Crop A Dile "deco" corner punch
Foam dots

Challenges entered
613 Avenue Create -  Anything
Glitter n Sparkle - Ribbon
2 Sisters - Teddy Bears
Kitty Bee Designs - Animals
Totally Gorjuss - Cuddly
Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Use a sentiment or the number 4
Crafty Ribbons -  Anything But a Card
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything goes (must be uplifting, no dark images or themes)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Two-sided Bookmark

I was in a crafty mood today but wanted to make something other than a card. I settled on a two-sided bookmark.  I used a Die-namics "Vertical Label" die as the bookmark shape. I added a Bugaboo image which I colored with Copic Markers. Although it doesn't show up in the pictures, I outlined the "wrought-iron" chair and table base with iridescent Ranger embossing powder. I added tiny bling to the fruit on the drink and the purse closure. I also highlighted her cheeks and lips with a white Gelly Roll pen. I added some additional bling and the sentiment from a different Bugaboo image and  highlighted with faux stitching. I like adding faux stitching to projects because it can be added afterwards and because it's another way to added dimension to projects. I think the organza ribbon added some additional sparkle.

For the reverse side I used die cuts from Frantic Stamper "Wine and Bottle" and "Coved Labels." I too used another Die-namics die on this side in the Kraft cardstock "camera." The wine an bottle were cut out of silver foil paper while the sentiment was again highlighted with faux stitching. The paper is Bo Bunny from Fantic Stamper and is two sided. On this side you see both sides together.

Challenges entered
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts and Punches
Get Inky! - Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts - Tag It!
As You Like it Challenge - Favorite Style Stitching (Real or Faux) and Why
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Girly
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - Anything goes (2nd week)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Corrosive Challenge #197 - Pretty Pastels

Just in time for Spring...if it every arrives, is a challenge we should all enjoy. Here in Michigan we a encountering our usual crazy weather. Yesterday it was 80 degrees but the high Tuesday is projected to be only 33. Who knows. Anyway, at the Corrosive Challenge we are taking the weather in stride. Our challenge for this fortnight is:
Pretty Pastels
we're being sponsored by:

"They have a growing collection of adorable, fun, sweet images that have clean lines, excellent print quality, and you even get a colored version with your order!" So pop on over to the Corrosive Challenge blog for more inspiration and to enter your own creation!

Copic Markers
Sentiment - Create w/TLC
DCWV design papers
Wilton doily
Frantic Stamper "Music Score" die
Close To My Heart Cricut "Art Philosophy" rolled flowers
Martha Stewart "Branches die"
String of Pearls
White Gelly Roll pen
Challenges entered
Lacy Sunshine - Feminine
One Stitch At A Time - Use a Digi
Stamping Sensations - Dies and/or Punches
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
Just Some Lines - Think Spring
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots
Creative Knockouts - Spring is in the Air

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Not a Card

I wanted to try out my new Anna Griffin embossing folders that were recently sold on HSN. Both the folders and dies are very detailed. I used the Cricut and the Close To My Heart "Art Philosphy" cartridge to cut the cutegift box. The paper and pears have been in my stash forever. Finally I added the double bow using JoAnn's fabric "Spool 'O Ribbon." 

I used a different embossing folder for each side. My trusty hot glue gun came in really handy for glueing on the pearls.

Challenge entered
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - Anything But A Card
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge -Mother's Day
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Embossing
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with Ribbon
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Two or more diecuts
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Showers (Bridal, Baby, Weather..)

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