Friday, September 30, 2011

Pink Blessings

Pink Blessings - Today is the blog hop with Sew Many Challenges. We are showcasing the Sew Many Cards new releases for the the Thanksgiving Season. These new images are in the Sew Many Cards store and you can get them here.

If you arrived here from Darling Ho's blog when you are right on track. If you arrived here first, or got lost along the way, you can start and find the list on Sew Many Challenges Blog.

For my card, I have used Kasiah Pilgrim. Isn't she a cutie! Kasiah is one of the PJ Pals, but today she has actually changed out of her PJ's.

My DP is K & Company. I used some lace and distressed everything with Rangers tea dye and Antique linen. My sentiment is Studio G. The prearls were made with a bronze pearl pen.
My image was colored with Copic's and I used some stardust Stickles on her bonnet trim, collar, cuffs and Apron.
My flowers are Petaloo.

This month is Breast Cancer awareness month and Angela created this cute fellow to help. I want to encourage everyone to have regular mammograms. I went and had mine today.

I crop with a small group of ladies and Breast Cancer has already touched our group twice. We lost one of our treasured freinds a couple of years ago and another one of our ladies' daughter has it and is going through chemo. We are praying for a different outcome for her. All prayers for her would be much appreciated.
For my second card, I used the Bailey Bear breast cancer awareness Freebie that is available for a short time on the store blog. I will put a link at the bottom of this post, so that you can get it.

My image is colored with Copic's and again I used stardust Stickles on the ribbon.
I have the Tinkerbell Cricut cartridge and I thought it would be fun to use this image and to cross out the T and replace it with a P; making it Pink instead of Tink. I hope you like my little play of words. My DP is Al Fresco by Tapestry.

My tulle puff was made by scrunching a running stitch through the bottom of my tulle and drawing it up. The flowers are cut from stems and my white pearls are Want 2 Scrap.

The grand prize for this hop/challenge of Anything Goes is the entire new release plus a $15 gift voucher for the Sew Many Cards store. Also, I get to give both of the images that I used to someone who leaves a comment on this post.

Leave me a comment, then head to the finial stop on the hop which is the store blog, which is also where you can get the Breast Cancer Awareness Bailey Bear.

Pilgrim Card
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #74 Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ #108 Blessing sentiment
Paper Sundaes #88 Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons #10 Fall colors
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges #25 Dress-up
Dutch Dare - Card Challenges #132 Bingo - Ribbon, Flowers, Die cut
Totally Paper Crafts #81 Autumn
Phindys Place Challenge # 75 Autumn/fall
Alphabet Challenge Blog R=recipe 1 image, 2 DP, only 3 flowers

Bailey Bear Card
Stamp With Fun #130 Sketch
Cupcake Craft Challenges #161 teddy bear
The Paper Shelter #33 For the Girls (Mine is really for the girls)
4 Crafty Chicks #57 Anything Goes

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Autumn Easel

Autumn Easel - Today I have an easel card for you. If you have never done one before, they are super easy and they make such an impact.

The challenge this fortnight at Creative Card Crew is Easel cards, so give it a try and join us in our fun challenge.

We are sponsored by Michelle's Scrapbooking. They have a wide range of products for all your crafting "needs." LOL
For my card I used my Cricut and my newest cartridge Damask Decor. It has a lot of great cuts on it. I chose this cut, but it looks like fall leaves to me. I cut the pieces in different colors, then sprayed them with lots of Glimmer Mist. Even though I used different colored papers, I used the same Glimmer Mist on all of them and I was surprised to see that they each look so different.
My DP is by Cloud 9. My punch is MS and my ribbon is Straight and Narrow. I also found these cute little leaves and thought they would be nice on here.

Make an easel card and join us at Creative Card Crew for this fortnights challenge!

Deconstructing Jenn #20 Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks Fall/Autumn
Southern Girls Challenge #28 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #101 Autumn
Crafts 4 Eternity #38 Autumn
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Try a new techinque - Glimmer Mist

Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Oval

Christmas Oval - Todays challenge at Sew Many Challenges is to use a oval. Easy, right. So join us there. You don't have to use a Sew Many Cards image to play with us, although we really love it when you do!

For my card, I used Sew Many Cards Cammi with Santa Bag image.

The oval was created with my Cricut using the Wild Card cartridge. I have loved this cut since I first seen it, but I have not used it until now. I did stretch it with my Gypsy. I wanted it a little wider with it was originally. I then had to resize an oval to fit inside it. I used a signo pen to make the white faux stitching. I circled the card with green and red gemstones.
I colored Cammi with Copic's and added some stickles to the Christmas lights. I gave his hat some "fur" with liquid pearls.

The inside is stamped with Rejoice from a Studio G stamp. I circled the inside oval with white eyelash yarn.

For my second card, I used today's dollar deal with is this cute pencil image. You can get this image for $1 in the Sew Many Cards shop. My DP is from the Seasonal pack by Paper Studio.

I colored the pencil with Copics and gave it some Rock Candy Stickles. The image was cut with a Spell Binders, when distressed with Ranger's Fired Brick distress ink, useing the Spell Binder to create a frame.

The border punch is a MS and I added some large red gemstones to the punched strip. The ribbon was tied using my bow easy.

The card has a pocket and I added a piece of paper to show how it would look with a note in it.

Christmas Oval
Totally Gorjuss #98 No Squares
Stamp With Fun #129 Anything Goes
LinkLinkLinkCards for Men # Anything but Square
Top Tip Tuesday #51 One for the Kids
Paper Take Weekly Creature comforts
ABC Christmas Challenge S = Shape-include swirl

Just a Note
IC Sketches #132 Sketch
Corrosivechallengesbyjanet #133 punches or dies
Alyssundaychallenge September - Add a bow
Anything Challenge #50 anything goes
The Paper Shelter #32 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies to die for

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fantasy Fairy

Fantasy Fairy-This weeks challenge at Craft Your Days Away is pink, blue and brown. I thought it would be fun to color the fairy kind of like an Avatar character. After all fairies are fantasy creatures, so they can look however we want them to.

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. They have wonderful, fun crafting supplies.

My image is Stamp and Creates' fairy named Iris. She was colored with Copic's and I added some Stickles to her skirt, wings and also the hummingbirds wings.

My DP is Kailiscope by MME. I used Ranger's Distress inks to distress the edges. The pink gemstone swirls are by Want2Scrap. The pink tulle and pearls, I picked up in the Bridal section at Hobby Lobby. The flowers are stems that I cut up.

Craft Your Passion Challenges #75 F=flowers, flourish
Magical Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Papertakeweekly Things with Wings
The Paper Shelter #31 Fairies and Elves
Flutterby Wednesdays #171 Open
Cute Card Thursdays #82 Anything Goes
Sketch and Stash Challenge Pick a sketch from catalog - I picked # 44 My neglected stash is the tulle and pearl embellishment.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Webbed Fun

Webbed Fun - This weeks challenge at Sew Many Challenges is Halloween. I love Halloween. It is so much fun.

For my card, I used Sew Many Cards Eris making spider web. Isn't it a cute image? I love the spider.

My DP is from Target's dollar spot last year. My punch is MS punch around the page web set. I used some orange raffia and tied it with my Bow Easy. There are 4 buttons, one in each corner.

My image was colored with Copics, and I used some Stickles on the spider and around the edge of the image. I also used my Sukara pen on the web. It is hard to see in the photo, but in real life it glisten like a real web.
For my second card, I use the dollar deal; which is this package image. What I like about this image is that it can be used for any occasion. I have used it to be a Christmas package, but it could be a wedding, birthday, or just because.

My DP is The Paper Studio Magic of the Season pad. Image was colored with Copics and I used some Stickles on the the dots. Viva Decor pearl pen to make the black pearls. I used a MS punch and a pearl spray. The sentiment is Dream Weavers, cut with Spellbinders.

Halloween Card:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #117 Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge #127 Celebrate the Season (any season)
Creative Craft Challenges 2 Buttons and Bling
Moving Along With The Times #116 Sparkle

Present Card:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp #72 Sketch

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CAS Giraffe

CAS giraffe - This week at Creative Card Crew we have been very busy. We had over 1000 entries this past challenge. We each have an assigned number to comment on, but that was still over 100 each. We are thrilled to have so many who like and follow our challenge blog. Thanks to all you entered!

Creative Card Crew is also keeping the stork busy. We have a total of 5 babies that have just or will soon join our families. So in honor of this, our challenge this time is something for a baby.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp! They have given a $20. gift voucher to one lucky winner. They have really awesome craft supplies to include Copics and Magnolia stamps. They also carry some Heartfelt Creations products which I love!

In light of how busy I have been commenting, I went with a Clean And Simple card. I have had these stamps from Autumn Leaves for a while. It is a set and you just ink each in a different color ink and stamp. I used Rangers Broken China and Blue Jeans distress ink. I embossed with a Spellbinders. My sentiment is Hot Off The Press.

I am one of the lucky ones that the stork will be visiting. My 3rd grandson is due next month and this card is for him! Cal, I can't wait to met you!

Alphabet Challenge Blog P = pastels
Totally Gorjuss #97 It's a male thing
The Shabby Tea Room #73 Boys will be boys
Cards for Men #19 Anything but a square

Friday, September 9, 2011

Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird

Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird - I love how tiny and bright hummingbirds are. The challenge this week at so many cards is: use purple, 2 Designer Papers and 3 or more gemstones. When I found the below image of the Purple Throated Woodstar Hummingbird, I know what I wanted to make purple! Why it is called the Purple Throated rather that the Emerald Throated or Purple Bellied is beyond me, but isn't it gorgeous!!!!!!

My image is Halo the Hummingbird by Sew Many Cards. You can find him here.

My DP is Miss Elizabeth and my punch is EK Success. Halo was colored with Copics. V12, 15, 17, 20, B 00, 60, 63, 66, 69, R 00, 20, G7, YG01,03. I added some Stickles to Halo and the flower. I inked with Ranger's Concord distress inks. The gemstone spray is Magnolia and I added 5 purple Dew Drops.

My frame is a Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders. I cut, embossed and inked (Ranger's Blue Jeans) with the die still on the paper.
I finished this card off with a flower made from my new Flower Shoppe cartridge by Cricut. I wet, crumpled and inked the edges then formed the flower. The center is one of the quilled spirals that got a heavy coat of Midnight Stickles.
We will now be having a Deal of an image that is for only $1 for a limited time. So hurry and get this bargain while you can. The Deal this week is this awesome image of an apple for teacher. It was a lot of fun to color and is so timely with school just starting back.
My DP is Prima Nursery Tales which was inked with Ranger's Tea Dye. The pencils were cut with my Cricut useing the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I cut it twice - once with kraft and once with golden yellow. The lead tips are made with a Sharpie. The eraser was colored with Copic's R32. The metal band was made using Viva Decor Inka Gold. You can get it at Heartfelt Creations. I then cut, inked and shaped my pencils. I love how they came out. Some looked at my card and thought that I had used actual pencils.
Here is a close up of the side, so that you can see the dimension of the pencils. I used a sentiment from the $1 bin at Michaels and I found the star paperclip also at Michael's.
The image was colored with Copics.

You can enter Sew Many Challenges here. You don't have to use a Sew Many Cards image to play along, but of course we do hope that you will use one. So check out what the rest of the team did with our Purple, 2 DP and 3 or more Gemstones challenge.

Humming Bird Card
Card Patterns #131 Sketch
Craft Your Passion Challenges #74 anything with flowers
Paper Take Weekly anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas #28 digis

Pencil Card
Paper Sundaes #85 Sketch
Stamp-tacular Sunday Challenge #127 The sky's the limit!
Lil Red Wagon #97 Die Cut
Divas By Design Challenge #10 Back to School
Cute Card Thursday # 181 Office Supplies
Fussy and Fancy Challenge Back to school

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tattered Flowers

Tattered Flowers - Today's challenge at Craft Your Days Away is Hand made flowers. The large flower is made using Tim Holtz sizzix die cut. My wonderful friend Milly cut a bunch of these out and brought them to share with all of us. They were distressed with Ranger's Tea Dye distress inks, then shaped and stacked. I uses a MS pearl in the center.
The 3 small flowers were cut with my Cricut, sprayed with Glimmer Mist, and crumbled. After they were dry, I opened and stacked them.

All of my papers are K and Company. My sentiment is Hot off the Press. You can hop over to Craft Your Days Away and see what my teammates have done. They have made some gorgeous flowers.

Craft Your Passion Challenges #73 Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday #49 Shabby Chic
My Mums Craft Shop Challenges 123 1 big flower, 2 small leave stems, 3 small flowers
Charisma Cardz #35 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times #114 Hand Made Flowers
Our Daily Bread Designs Blog dots and stripes

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bus Stop

If you are here for the hop and you came from Sew Many Challenges blog, then you are at the first stop on the PJ Pals fall release. If you happen chanced to come here, then please go to Sew Many Challenges blog and start there.

Bus Stop - Here is a sight that is common around the country this time of year; as children head back to school. I keep my grandson, Tyler, and he has just started 1st grade. I am happy and sad at the same time to lose his company during the day.

For my card I used All Seasons paper pack by The Paper Studio ans some buttons.
My image is Back to School Stryder, one of Sew Many Cards PJ Pals. PJ Pals are modeled after children with disabilities, hence the name PJ Pals. Stryder is the son of Sew Many Cards owner, Angela. Stryder has an amazing story that Angela has posted before, but I was unable to find it to put in a link.
My second card uses Ghost. Ghost is the Freebie that you can get for a limited time here. I love this image. I colored him with Copic's.
I colored him yellow-green to match the paper and Glow-in-the-dark MS glitter that I used on the MS punched fence. The bottom photo was taken at night without a light or flash.
Leave me a comment and one lucky person will win the Stryder back to school image that I used. Now head over to Audrey's blog for the next stop on the hop.
Bus Stop card:
Stamp With Fun #126 Sketch
Simply Create Challenges #51 Here comes the bus

Ghost Card:
Paper Take Weekly Sketch
Cards For Men #18 G = Glow in the dark and Ghost
Anything Challenge #48 inspired by TV/film Casper the friendly ghost

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Too Cute to be a Witch

Too Cute to be a Witch - We are continuing with the week of new releases at Sew Many Cards. This image is Bailey in witches hat. Isn't he/she fun! I really enjoyed coloring it with my Copics.

You can go to the Sew Many Challenges blog to see more of the New Release.

My DP is Paper Studios All Season pad. I also got to use my new MS spider web edge punch. I added some Stickles to the candy.

Corrosive Challenge by Janet #131 Dark Side - Witch
Alys Sunday Challenge #45 Halloween
The Paper Shelter #24 anything goes
Lil Red Wagon #96 border punch It is hard to see, but I used MS web punch on side of image