Sunday, November 27, 2011

Twistin' #87

Here is my take on this week's Twisted Sketches challenge, where the twist this week was Glitter!  Glitter is so fun and I had a great time making this fun Holiday card.  Head over to Twisted to try the sketch out for yourself!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

CAS'in #28

One more challenge post for you today - CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week was to make a tag or a card with a tag on it.  I bought a few new dies this past weekend and thought it was a perfect time to try them out.  I used some double sided sticky paper for the snowflake.  I cut a small square out of the sticky paper and adhered one side to some ivory cardstock.  I then ran it through my Cuddlebug with the new snowflake die, and had to run it through about 15 times before it cut through.  Once I finally got it cut through, I peeled the other side off and added the glitter.  I love how it came out, it's so sparkly and pretty.  After that I just used an ornament shaped die to create the tag and then heat embossed a 'to' & 'from' on the back.

LIM'in #41

This week's challenge over at Less Is More is to create a one layer card using "Leaves" as the theme of the card.  One layer cards can be so challenging because I keep wanting to add layers of paper!  However, once I complete a one layer card, I always love how it looks because it's just so simple and clean looking.  I love challenges like these because they push me to do something different.  For this card, I just scored a border around the edge of my cardstock and then heat embossed a leaf with some gold embossing powder.  After that was done, I just thought it would make a great Thanksgiving card for someone so I added the sentiment using a rich cocoa ink.

PDCC'in #107

As soon as I saw this mustache paper in my local scrapbooking store, I knew I had to have it so I could make my dad a birthday card with it.  My dad has had a mustache since his teen years so it just seemed so fitting.  This week's challenge over at the Play Date Cafe was to create a card using black, white and a splash of orange.  It was a fun card to make, I can't wait for him to see it at the end of the month.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Clean & Simple Stampin' (#165) & PDCC 106

Here is one more challenge card to share with you all.  I am submitting it for the Clean & Simple Stamping challenge and the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week.  The C&S challenge was to use the provided sketch to create a C&S card, this isn't the simplest of cards but I love the sketch and wanted to submit it anyway.  The Play Date Cafe Challenge was to use the colors gray, pink and yellow.  I immediately thought of the Authentique paper pad I have because the whole pad is those 3 colors!  I finally got to use my PTI bloom builders die on this card and then I just colored some rhinestones with my Copic Y38 marker.

LIM'in #40

I'm back with some challenge cards! I have had zero time lately to participate in the online challenges, but today I managed to find 2 hours to make some cards for a few challenges.  The first card is for Less is More and Cas-ual Fridays.  The Less is More challenge was to use the colors red & orange and the Cas-ual Fridays challenge was over the edge, so something had to hang over the edge of the card.  This was a quick, clean, simple card to make.  Looking forward to doing more challenges on these blogs in the future!