Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Congratulations on your new home

I have a friend who is moving into a new home so this will be the perfect card for her.  She closed on her house yesterday, which has been very stressful.  I'm hoping that this with a small house warming gift will help.  This wonderful image is part of a progressive challenge at TLC.  The sentiment is also from TLC.  I used my new Cuttlebug page corners die and my old Spellbinder Label 4 die.  The house image is new where the sentiment is old.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  TLC, Create - 1 Neighbors House Vintage (new)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Congratulations New Home (old)
Bling:  Recollections
Page Corners:  Cuttlebug (new)
Spellbinders:  Label #4 (old)
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

Challenges
Papertake Weekly -Sketch 94
Glitter 'n sparkle - Ch. 104 Use Flowers
Eureka - Ch. 108 Use some bling
Incy wincy - Something old, Something new

Witches convention

For this card I used the digital image and patterned paper from TLC.  It is a simple card.  I have been working so much lately that I haven't had a lot of time to work on my fall holidays.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Spider Liar Paper
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Witches Convention
Spellbinders:  Large Circle; Grand Circle
Embossing Folder:  Darice
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Making Memories
Button:  Recollections

Challenges
Sweet Sunday Sketch - Sketch 238
A Gem of a Challenge - Ch. 129 Clean and Simple
Craft your passion - Ch. 233 Color
 Glitter 'n Sparkle - Ch. 104 Use Flowers

Happy Fall Patchwork

I can't believe that is October 1st already.  I used this image from Meljen's along with a paper from TLC to make my card.  The challenge at Meljen's is patchwork so I made a patchwork piece with stitching on cardstock.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create - Turkey Trot Paper 1
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Meljen's - Happy Fall Badge
Ribbon:  Michael's
Gems:  Mark Richards
Thread:  Stash
Pumpkin:  Dress it Up
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles

Challenges
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 29
Meljen's - Ch. 229 Patchwork
QKR - Ch. 106 Pumpkins
Sentimental Sundays - Ch. 226 Use Kraft cardstock
Love to Create - Ch. 135 Love of Ribbon

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time to relax

This month at Imagine That for the progressive challenge you can use any image.  I chose this cute airplanes image along with the Take flight papers.  I used a sentiment from TLC, Create and cut it out with a die cut from My Favorite Things from the cloud set.

Patterned Paper:  Imagine That - Take Flight
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollections
Stamp:  Imagine That - Airplanes
Sentiment:  TLC,Create - Time to relax
Die cut:  My Favorite Things - Clouds
Spellbinder:  Captivating Squares

Challenges
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Ch. 217
Imagine That - September
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 340 Dies and Punches
Love to Create - Ch. 134 Fussy Cut

Celebrate your day

Doodle Pantry has an adorable image for the month.  I colored the image and put Crystal Accents on the balloon.  I used a sentiment from a wonderful set from TLC.  I even made a yellow flower to try to keep the card bright and cheery.  However, just like the image there are times it's hard to be "up" on your special day.  I usually don't find it too hard especially if you are with family and friends.  Maybe this bird celebrated too much.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock;  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  From the Heart - Flappy Birthday Bird brain
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Brad:  stash
Washi tape:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Small and large circles; Large label
Crystal Accent

Challenges
From the Heart - September stamp of the month
From the Heart - Sketch 80
The Squirrel and the Fox - Ch. 78 Happy Birthday
Sisterhood of Crafters - Lots of Layers
Cute Card Thursday - Ch. 340 Dies & Punches

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stocking heavy and your heart light

Doodle Pantry has this wonderful image and I just love the non-traditional Christmas colors.  I used a sentiment from TLC

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp:  Doodle Pantry - Vintage Stocking
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Stocking Heavy Heart Light
Spellbinder: Small and Large Circle; Pearl Effect
Ribbon:  American Craft
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix and Cuttlebug
Stickles

Challenges
Doodle Pantry - Ch. 50
Digi Sketch - Get well soon - sketch
CHNC - Ch. 195 20 minutes or less
CHNC Extra - September
Fab 'n Funky - Ch. 230 Christmas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Keep your balls clean....

I have a friend who has a friend who is going to have heart surgery.  I was wanting to make a serious card, but he wanted a funny card to give.  So since they are golf buddies....this is what I came up with for him.  I added Crystal Accent to the glasses.  I made it into an easel card.  I just found out that the surgery was last week so I'm running a little late in getting this card done.....

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park
Cardstock:  Bazzil:  Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Gus Golf
Button:  Stash
Bling:  Mark Richards
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Washi Tape: Recollections
Crystal Accent

Challenges
Stella Says Sketch - Sketch 214
Catch the Bug - Late for Something
Inky Impressions - Ch. 177 Primary Colors
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 54 Outdoors