Saturday, March 27, 2010

Karen's Challenge #3 - Fancy Folds

Today I have made an Easter card to participate in the Karen's Doodle Challenge. The challenge requires the creation of a card that is not just your typical square/rectangle card, hence the "Fancy Fold". This is my first attempt at an easel fold card, it was fun. What I really enjoyed was weaving the ribbons to decorate the front of the basket.

I chose Easter because she has some really sweet freebies to try out and I have used one of them in my card. I don't really have a use for Easter cards, but when the images are so cute, it's hard to resist!

Materials Used:
Stamp: Karen Johnson - Easter Puppy
Cardstock: DCWV, Paper Company, GP
DP: DCWV Spring Stack 2009, Origami paper, DCWV Spring Stack 2010, Making Memories Chloe's CLoset
Ribbon: Basket-Offray, bow-Walmart, bow lace-stash
Flowers/Brads: Prima
Sentiment: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Basket/Eggs: Cricut Doodlecharms
Grass: Cricut Easter 2010
Ranger Stickles
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mousy Goodness

Today I have my entry for the Lili of the Valley sketch challenge #49.

I endeavored to use some of the fun things I buy for crafting, and then don't use because they are too precious to me. So I busted out some stickles and brads and diamond glaze in an attempt to accessorize the image I chose. I hope it worked.

Materials Used:

Sliekje Digital Stamp, Tea Mouse
Sentiment Stamp, Studio G
Cardstock, DCWV
DP, Basic Grey Lily Kate, Martha Stewart Evening Terrace
Digi Flowers, Fred She Said
Brads, Recollections
Ribbon, stash
Cricut Mini Monograms, circle and scalloped circle
Ranger Stickles
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Pop dots.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Creative Inspirations Challenge #53 a Sketch.

I made this card to participate in the the Creative Inspirations Challenge #53, which happens to be a sketch. I really like having a sketch to follow because left to my own devices I will dither and dally and then give up!
I've been feeling that brown is underappreciated this time of year, yet the brown earth is essential to all the pretty spring blooms. Plus, I really like the combo of browns with greens, teals and pinks.

Materials used:

Digi Stamp School Kids by LadyBug @My
Sentiment stamp Lori Renn
Cardstock: Coffee Cafe from the Paper Company (Jo-ann's)
DP: Floral Dreams from K&Company
Ribbon: Stash, unknown
Cuttle bug folder Swiss Dots
Cricut Mini Monograms scalloped circle
Marvy Uchida 1.5in Circle punch
Penny Duncan Creations for nested frame
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cheeky Radish Rabbits!

The Moosetrack Monday challenge over at Paper Popsicles is to make something with an Easter theme using their free digital stamp. I'm sure I had glorious visions of a beautiful card with copius amounts of pastels and ribbons attached. That's not quite how it turned out. I actually colored this image 5 times trying to come up with a color combo that appealed to me. I finally had enough and went with my final rendering. I didn't feel there was room enough for ribbons so I left those off. I was trying for one of those old timey eggs that had a scene inside of them, not quite sure if I hit the mark there either! Perhaps Easter's not for me...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's not easy being green!

Today I have a card made with a shades of green theme. I've made this to enter into a few challenge blogs with "Go Green" themes. Since I don't really celebrate St. Patty's day, I purposely did not want to use any of the traditional associations with that holiday. Instead I'm using a cute digi called Audrey in the rain from The Stamping Boutique.

I've made this to play along with the following challenges:

Clearly Inspired Challenges sponsored by Clear Dollar Stamps.
Penny's Challenges - just another challenge blog. GREEN FOR ST PATTY'S DAY!
Something Cream and Green at Stamp Something Challenge Blog
Challenge #50 St Patricks Day or Lots of Green at Digital Tuesday Challenge

Materials used:
DP; DCWV 2009 Spring matstack, DCWV 2010 Flower Shower Spring stack, Martha Stewart Playground crafting paper.
Cardstock is Core'dinations Meadow, Bazzill Bank Roll, GP white.
Stamp is Audrey in the Rain from the Stamping Boutique
Ribbon is Michaels'
Brads Reflections
Buttons Joann's
Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Cricut and Mini Monograms
Fiskar's Threading Water border punch

Monday, March 15, 2010

Scruffy Tilly Bear Card

Ok, here's my attempt at a card using a free digital stamp from Doodle in Style.

Materials used:
Digital Stamp: Scruffy Tilly from Doodle in Style
Cardstock:GP White, Core'dinations Love Potion, Gemstones (shade of green which I don't know the name of!)
Patterned Paper: K&Co. Floral Dreams
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Staz On Jet Black
Scalloped Circles from Cricut Mini Monograms
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Right Now...

I seem to have caught the digital stamping bug. The past two years I have been trying my hand at making my own Christmas cards and the occasional birthday card. I started out making very basic cards out of pretty patterned papers, with little to no adornment.

Last year I got a little more elaborate, I started using rubber stamps and trying
to incorporate more embellishments.

Now I know a bit more about coloring and am now getting into digital stamps. Trying
to work on my technique some more, we'll see how it goes...


A big hello and welcome to anyone that may be reading this.

I've decided to start a little blog to keep track of the crafty projects that
I decide to involve myself with.

I enjoy doing some quilting, craft sewing, making things out of paper, cards, ATCs and other things here and there. I'm not an expert at any of these things, I just do
it for the fun of it.

Thanks for stopping by.