November 30, 2011

Decking the Halls...........

This card reminds me of the front hall/entry way to a house that is all decorated for the holidays, hence the title.
It has been so very hectic for me of late as I am sure it is for everyone.  I had about 6 birthdays and a wedding going on along with Thanksgiving and having the family here for dinner.  So with all going on I was not sure I would be able to get the project done this week for the Crafty Creations design team that I am on, but I did get one done.

This week out hostess is Bernie and our sponsor is

The challenge this week is to use a picture as your inspiration, follow the picture, color etc, however you interpret it.  I normally shy away from this kind of challenge as I think I have a hard time with them, never knowing to follow the photo, color or whatever.  So I went ahead and tried it I am pretty pleased at how it turned out.   Here is the photo inspiration

photo inspiration

Interesting and so many ways you can take it, so here is what I came up with

I am so excited with how it turned out!  What do you think, can you see the photo in it or what I was trying to convey?
The desk is cut from the French Manor cartridge (Circle exclusive) at about 2.75 inches, I cut it from plain white cardstock ( I do this a lot to check on sizes) then I covered it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and distressed embossing powder and heat embossed it. . It has a lot of texture to it and way happy with the way it resembled wood.  I cut it again from chipboard and glue them together to give it more weight to pop dotted it. Added some gold half pearls for the handles on the drawers.   The "mirror" I cut using the Fancy Frames cartridge at about 2 inches, out of a metallic DCWV paper and added a layer of foil silver for the mirror part.
Using some stickers I had I embellished the whole thing to make it look like it was decorated for the holidays.  I think I will add the sentiment "Deck the Halls".

Thanks for stopping in, please let me know what you think of my card and we would love to have you join in the challenge this week at Crafty Creations.

Challenges for this card

Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends  12/4
Crafty Cardmakers  Heat Embossing   ends  - 12/10

Craft Your Passion  Tis the Season   ends - 12/4
Divas by Design  Anything goes   ends -  12/13

November 28, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Challenge

This week the challenge in the Circle blog was to create something using some of your flowers from your stash and incorporate at least 2 Cricut cuts into it.  The prize is a $25 credit to your account.
Here is my card, it was also made following a sketch this week on the message board.
I have had this poinsettia flower and leaves in one of my Prima flower packs for some time now.   The background plaid paper was print and cut using the Imagine cartridge Santa's Village.  The white is pearl paper I Cuttlebugged with a plaid flower that was in a Christmas set of folders.
The flower pot was cut from Walk in my Garden , I Cuttlebugged it and then put Crackle Accents on it.    Here is a close up of the pot.
The stem of the flower is the letter "L" from the Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge.
So I guess that covered my two cuts and 3 if you count the plaid paper.

I did the inside very simply and will stamp a sentiment is it later.
I also added some of that plaid paper from the Santa's Village cartridge.  All the plaid papers I printed on pearl paper so they have a very pretty sheen to them.
Thanks for stopping by, would love to hear what you think of my poinsettia card.
Challenges for this card

Make it Monday   Always anything goes    ends - 12/4
Lil Red Wagon   Christmas  ends  - 12/6

November 27, 2011

A Hole in One Birthday

It was my son-in-laws birthday earlier in the month and he loves to golf so I made him this card using a Tiffany Doodles golf ball image.  I love her images, make sure you stop by and check them out if you like to work with digital images.
He is the son-in-law that works in a print shop and often brings me some gorgeous paper to use, so I wanted to make his card extra special, however I was a little late so I added the bleated birthday which was computer generated and added some eyelets to the edges of the strips of paper.
The grass paper I printed and cut using my Imagine cartridge Snapshot Nature.  I printed the golf club and ball image twice, once on white paper and once on silver.
As soon as the silver piece came out of my printer I sprinkle it with black embossing powder and heat embossed it so the black part is raised.  The golf ball I ran through my Cuttlebug using the dots folder then covered it with Glossy Accents, I shadowed the edges with a gray a bit to make it stand out.
Then I had another moment and I thought I would add the inside sentiment printed on paper printed with my Imagine to look like sand.  The using the Give a Hoot cartridge I cut it in the shape of a "sand trap".
I also used the grass paper on the inside and added a hole flag from the Everyday Paper Doll cartridge.  I think the whole thing came out rather cute, what do you think?
Thanks for popping in and taking a look at my card, I sure hope you liked it enough to look around my blog a bit.  Would love to hear what you think.

Challenges for this card
Paper Crafting Journey    Anythings goes   ends  - 12/7

November 23, 2011

Feelin Crabby?

I made this card following a sketch on the Cricut MB, but I think it came out so cute.   The image is a Tiffany Doodles (tagged "cdacpc7, tiffanydoodles") image that I got for free for playing along at the CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge.   It is so much fun, if you like working with digital images be sure and check it out.
I colored the image using my Copic markers, then cut him out and covered him with Glossy Accents.  I cut 3 circle using the George cartridge out of acetate and then colored it using my alcohol inks and Cuttlebugged it using the Bubbles folder.
 I added so some cute red googly eyes.    The stripe behind him is black glossy paper.
I got to thinking and thought it would would make a great get well card to try and cheer someone up.  So here is what I put inside.....
It actually came from my head can you believe it???  Sometimes I do come up with something good  LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and I hoe while you are here you will take a look around at mu other creations.  If you like what you see leave me a comment or even better become a follower.

challenges for this card
Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends   11/27
CDAC Freebie    use images offered   ends  11/30
Creative Craft  Free for all   ends  12/5
Lollipop Crafts  Anything goes   end  - 11/26

November 20, 2011


This is a very simple card, that I let the paper do most of the work.  The paper is from an older Christmas stack I had from a few years ago.
The 2 snowflakes are from a couple different Cricut cartridges, I covered them with very fine crystal glitter and pop dotted them.  The sentiment is a stamp that I stamped directly on the printed paper and heat embossed with white powder.
This was my first time using crumple or crinkle ribbon that I just got from an exchange on the Cricut message board.  I am not sure I know what I am doing with it yet.  Do you think it looks OK?  I will learn as time goes by.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog.  And I wish everyone a very wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family & friends.

Challenges for this card
Christmas Inspirations  No images but must be Christmas  ends  -  11/30
CES Challenges  Snowflakes   ends  -  11/25
Crafty Catz   Snowflakes   ends  -  11/24
Moving Along with Times   Let it Snow   ends  11/23

November 19, 2011

An Apple for you

We just got a new set of some great images from amazing artists for this series of challenge at CDAC Progressive Freebie challenge.  This is the second series and it would be a great time for you to hop in on all the fun.  It is really easy, just go to CDAC and join up and get your free images, then all you have to do is create one project using at least of them and post it by the deadline, then you will get the images for the next round. easy peasy and fun too!

So this time I chose this cute apple image by Heart Song Designs how kind of them to offer this image for us to work with.  Make sure you check out their site for other images.  Tag - cdacpc7, heartsong
 I colored the apple using my Copic markers and then glazed over it with Glossy Accents and Crackle Accents in the center.  The papers are from the DCWV Autumn stack, I love the papers in this stack.   The brown paper is sprayed with Glimmer mist so it has a gold sparkle to it.
You can see the glossy and crackle better in this photo.  The "for you" is a stamp that I have had for some time, I stamped and heat embossed it with gold.
The inside I did very simple and let it blank for a hand written note.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am so very glad blogger restored my blog so I have some catching up to do.

Challenges for this card
Raise the Bar  Food Time to Feast   ends  -  11/24
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  11/20

And the Celebration continues

..............over at the Cricut Couple blog.
Bobby & Jill at the Cricut couple were having a 500 follower celebration & giveaway.  I sure hope you didn't miss it, because not only did they show us some fabulous  amazing, incredible and awesome cards they had great prizes.
Well in true Cricut Couple style they are having a continuation of the celebration because they reached 600 followers.
You really need to head on over and join in the fun and check out the HUGE prize they are giving away.


November 15, 2011

Sledding Polar Bear

Hi everyone, I am so so glad to be back.  For some reason Blogger decided the remove my blog for possible spam.  Me? my little blog? I think not, well anyway I contacted them and asked them to do a review of my blog and they re-instated it late yesterday.  Bot I sure missed having it.
So today I have to post the card I made for two challenges, one the Crafty Creations challenge, peanut butter and jelly, use Kraft paper, white/creme and one other color, also the CDAC Freebie challenge, where the image is from D2D.  Both of which I am a bit late for what wanted to post this card anyways.
The image is from Digital 2 Delight , I colored him using gray Copic makers and distressed the paper he is mounted on.

Coloring "white' is kind of tricky so I just used Cool Gray around his outline and I think that is all I needed to him to get the effect I wanted.
Hard to see but I added some Glossy Accents to the scarf.
Thanks so much for sticking it out with me during my blogger issues.  So glad to be back and hope you like my Polar Bear

Challenges for this card
The Kraft Journal  Favorite project of 2011 using kraft paper  ends  12/25
The Craft Garden  Christmas no red or green   ends  - 11/30
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  11/19
Creatclocious Challenge  Sparkly Christmas    ends  -  12/10
Paper Sundaes  Use a digi    ends  -  11/19
ABC Christmas Challenge  W is for Winter sports   ends  -  11/21
Scrappy Frogs  Use Kraft cardstock    ends  - 12/3

November 3, 2011

Old St Nick

Hi, been so so busy I haven't posted for a while.  This week at Crafty Creations our challenge is to use GREEN, PURPLE & SILVER with some "snow" on it.  The very talented Peggy is our hostess this week and we where given some images by our sponsor Stretch n' Bubbles Shop.  I chose this image and it reminded me of St. Nick.

I used the challenge colors to color him using my Prisma Pencils and Gamsol, then added some white flocking to the little roof ro make it look like snow.  I cut the snow flakes using the Cricut cartridge Christmas Noel and covered them with snow glitter and added a pearl to the center.  I matted him on green and silver paper that I ran through my Cuttlebug for texture.
A closer look at those snowflakes so you can see the sparkle.
Well sorry this is such a short post but have to go pack, we are leaving for Laughlin, NV in the morning to go to a wedding.  I think I might do a bit of gambling while I am there :), well I guess more than a bit, I love all those crazy slot machines.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peak, let me know what you think of my St Nick card.  I think I will cut out the words St Nick to the top of the card.
Challenges for this card
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 11/6
The Cuttlebug Spot  Anything Goes   ends  11/13
Joyful Stamper Inspire Fridays  create a crafty project   ends  -  11/10
Digital Tuesday   Cute & Cuddly    ends  11/7
Paper Playtime  Past or Presetn anything goes   ends - 11/4