Sunday, September 26, 2010

Its Beginning to feel like Christmas

Oh Christmas isn't too far away.  The high today in the great state of OK 70degrees I can feel fall coming.  This little cutey is by Cowgirl Up.  I won her in a challenge a few weeks back and got to play with her yesterday.  I never fully color in the background how do you like it?  I got to use my new punch around the page snowflake punch too:)  Lots of glitter added with stickles.  Thanks for looking.  For the following challenges
Sweet Sketch Wed Sketch
2 sisters Christmas
One stop crafts snowflakes
Totally gorjuss Christmas
Delightful challenge sparkle
Creative inspiration 2 or more images
Fab n Funky quote
spoonful of sugar anything goes
wild orchid ribbon and bows
stampitcrazy Free for all
Sundays with crissy Sparkle

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mermaid in black lace

I got this lace today at Hobby Lobby and really was going to use it for Halloween cards but then saw the under the sea challenge at Magical Mondays and wanted to use it so this is what happens when you really want to use something.  I really tried along time to make it work.  Image is by Sweet Pea.  For the following challenges

Charisma Anything goes
ABC D for diestressing
Midnight madness skethc
Magical mondays under the sea
Alice Mythical creatures
Secret crafter anything goes
In a Sweet pea dream Show us your dream
Stamp and create Pearls and gems

Glittery Halloween Forest

I'm really proud of this card  because my 11 year old Aly drew the digi (available at Gingerloft)  Lots of glitter added to this card and alot of distressing with sponges.  It was actually pretty fast to make because there wasn't alot of coloring to do.  The flower did take awhile.  The paper is the Recollections from Michaels.  The flourishes are all cut up flourishes by Tim Holtz Sizzix die.  Thanks for looking.  Made for these challenges

Charisma Anything goes
Delightful challenges sparkle
ABC D for Distressing
Fun and funky  quote
Tue morning handmade flowers
Alota Handmade flowers
Clearly i stamp owls and habitat
Stamp something Digi
Simon Says Sketch

Monday, September 20, 2010

Purfect Halloween Card

This little cute digi is by Fire Cracker Designs.  I distressed all of the edges and colored the image with copics.  The flourishes is a Tim Holtz Die.  The paper is by Recollections at Michaels. Oh and I handmade the rolled black flower and of course added glitter everywhere.  Made for these challenges

Sunday sketch and stamp sketch
Paper Sundaes Halloween
ABC D for Distressing
Simon Says Movement
Alota stamps handmade flowers

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another OWH card Christmas

Another very fast simple card for the OWH Christmas challenges.  This little cutie is by Alota Rubber stamps.  I won this stamp set last year after Christmas and it is finally time to get to use them.  Very fast and simple card.  Made for these challenges
Moving along with the times Christmas

OWH Christmas card

I find it very hard to make these simple cards without much embellishments but so many challenges are up this week for the Operation Write Home that I thought I would give it a whirl.  For the OWH cards you can not use glitter and they prefer that your cards are not too bulky (which are what most of my cards are all about) but hey I need some practice because at Christmas there is no way I have time to make tons of extreme ornate cards.  Anyway the stamp is by Pink cat studio.  A set I got last year and used alot.  Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

For the following challenges

2 sisters Christmas
Catch the bug Christmas
Cowgirl Sunday challenge Christmas OWH
Sentimental Sunday CHristmas
Crazy for challenges sketch
Secret crafter anything goes
Phindy's challenge OWH Christmas
Moving along with the Times Christmas

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sleepy Hollow

Happy Halloween.  I am really in the mood to m ake spooky cards this year.  I don't give out Halloween cards so not sure what I will do with them all but I really like how this one turned out.  This digi is by Gingerloft  I really wanted to distress the paper to make it look like a spooky night that this headless horseman was riding in and I think I achieved what I was trying to do.  The flower is a prima orange rose and I distressed with black ink.  Oh the background is webbing spray.  I haven't used that stuff in ages.  I hope you like this little spooky card.  Made for the following challenges

Delighful challenges  Pumpkins
Pixie Dust Animal
ABC Distressing
Simon says Movement (riding horse)
Kort O Mania Make your own background
Glitterbabe Anything goes
Sew many challenges Halloween
ICSketches Sketch

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lots of Poinsettias

I don't know that I really like this card...  I need to stick with what I know and stop going off into the unknown.  Another "vintage" looking card.  I do like the crackle technique.  This is new to me.  I do not think I got enough crackle as I want but I didn't have the ultra thick embossing just regular clear.  I did many layers and then stuck it in the fridge and then cracked it and got about 3 vertical cracks.  This stamp is OLD.  It is probobly one of the very first stamps I ever got about 11 years ago.  I distressed the edges and wish I would have distressed the first layer instead of punching it.  Probobly too many flowers.  OK enough of me talking about this card.  Made for the following challenges

Just us girls crackle technique
Sunday sketch and stamp sketch
Totally gorjuss flowers
Christmas stampin brads
Fairy fun friday embossing (clear embossing)
Fussy and fancy christmas colors
Charisma something new (crackle technique)
Cooking with Katie 3 papers, something clear (embossing) and a song I'll be home for Christmas
Lexis flower power
Christmas card stamping sparkle and shine
Stamptacular Sunday Distress

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

On Dasher

I bought these stamps a few years ago and seem to use them every Christmas.  They are by Penny Black.  I distreressed all of the edges of the paper.  I hope that you like it.  Entered for the following challenges

Friday Sketchers Sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge Santa
Crafty Creations Transportation (sleigh)
Scrap stamp and doodle Christmas
Alice in wonderland sparkle
Fab n Funky anything goes

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pumpkin patch and my attempt at rolled flowers

I really enjoyed using this weeks Saturday Sketch  It was alot of fun to work with.  I got to use this owl ribbon that I got last year and some of my left over fall paper also from last year.  The digi stamp is a newbie from Gingerloft I colored with copics and then added some chalk for the sky and ground.  The flowers I made following a tutorial at SCS called rolled flowers.  I'm not sure that I did them right but I had fun making them.  Thanks for looking and I am entering in the following challenges.

Delightful Sketches Halloween
Cowgirl Sunday challenge Anything goes
Paper sundaes mixed media
Stamptacular sunday distress it
Alice in wonderland sparkle
Wild flower fall colors

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Walking in a winter wonderland

This card is so not what I usually make but I thought I would try something new. Mostly white and no designer paper I gasp Can you believe I actually did it. I don't think my cuttlebug has seen so many sparks fly all the cutting and embossing LOL Anyway this a new digi by gingerloft. I colored with copics and the sky is chalk. I added tons of icecicle stickles. Thanks for looking Made for these challenges

Pink elephant mostly white
wild orchid sparkle
Christmas card challenge Clean and simple
Cowgirl Anything goes
Paper sundae mixed media
2 sisters monochromatic
Alice in wonderland sparkle
Secret crafter clean and simple
Stamp scrap and doodle christmas
Bah hum bug Christmas song (walking in a winter wonderland)
Charisma (inspired by a song)


This card was made from the image in the Designed 2 Delight Progressive challenge.  It is a freebie until Thurs night and then if you play in the challenge you get the next freebie for the next week.  I use to play all of the time but didn't keep up so I am trying again this month.  This card is very dimensional but I didn't do a good job showing it.  The wreath is popped up and the thankful sits behind it.  I love these glittery leaves.  I got them last year at Hobby Lobby.  I really did not like this card until I added the gem stones and bow.  The colors on the leaves are layers and layers of copic markers.  Starting with light green then over with darker green then a light brown and then a orangish yellow.  I made this card for the following challenges

Alice in wonderland sparkle
Charisma Inspired by a song (thankful Vegie tales song-  The end goes because a thankful heart is a happy heart)  I can sing the rest if you want:)
MelJens stripes
Fab n Funky Ribbon
Wild Flower challene fall colors
Wild orchid make sparkle
Sketches by Carly sketch
Double delight fall colors
Shabby Tea Room Something old and Something new (old sentiment, and ribbon new wreath digi)
Cowgirl Sunday challenge anything goes

Gingerloft Digis BIG SALE

Big sale at Gingerloft Digis  5 digs for $5 or 3 digis $3.  Lots of new Halloween and Christmas added.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

One Day at a Time

I made this card for a man at a church who gave his testimony about stopping the smoking habit that he has had for 50 years.  I hope the bow and glitter brad doesn't make this card too GIRLY but I made this for a man.  The image is by Phindy's Place.  I am really into scenic stamps right now so if you know some cool digi scenes let me know.  The paper is by October afternoon from their fly a kite pad.  Thanks for looking and this card was made for these challenges.

Alice in wonderland sparkle
Our daily bread buttons or brads
Crafty calendar blue
stampin 4 the weekend shabby and vintage
Charisma inspired by a song (2 songs down by the old mill stream and One day at a time -Old Christian song
Cute card Thursday material
Digi doodles sentiment
Dutch dare vintage summer
Fab n Funky Ribbon
Your next stamp anything goes
Papertake weekly Just one (just one brad)
card for men Long summer days
Sketch and stash sketch

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday in Purple Flutterby Wed

Flutterby Wednesday is having a HUGE Birthday bash.  This card follows their sketch and if I ever had a challenge that I wanted to win this is it!!!!  This stamp is by Sweet Pea Stamps.  Love those stamps.  Colored with copics and added a bit of glitter.  Thanks for looking and this card is also done for the following challenges

Penny's Paper Craft Challenge  Birthday
Papertake Weekly only 1 (1 ribbon)
Wild orchid sparkle
Cowgirl sunday flowers
Craft days away wings
Sweet stampin distressed birthday
Meljen Birthday
Sweet pea flowers
Really reasonable ribbon flowers
Magical mondays flowers
Whoopsi daisy flowers