Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge #116

Time for a little festive card-making with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  I used the cover of the current Papercrafts magazine for a little inspiration for the circle.  I stamped branches around the outside, and then embroidered little red french knots to simulate berries - I love the look and the texture it adds to the card.  Here is our colour inspiration:
The card is 5 1/2" square:

Patterned Paper is Mistletoe; Cardstock is Cocoa & White Daisy; Inks are Garden Green & Cocoa; Stamp sets are Festive Thoughts and One of a Kind; Holiday Red Organdy ribbon & Red embroidery floss - all CTMH.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Little Santa Card

I'm working hard to design cards for a craft show at the end of November... so hopefully I'll get many more posted over the next few weeks.  Here is a simple one using my new fave paper (kraft!):
You can't see it too well in the photo, but look closely, and you'll see that he has a little 'blush' on his cheeks.
Kraft paper & ribbon - Michaels; Cardstock is Black, White Daisy; Ink is Black; Stamp sets are Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Card Commentary.

Mojo Monday #162

Everybody and his dog wants their house staged this month!!  Which is why my posts have been fewer and far between... but I had time today to work on Mojo Monday's sketch, and I chose the circle option.  And - it's a paper only card, no stamping!  I can't decide where the bow should go - thoughts, anyone?

Funny how the flash changes the picture completely?  Papers are all Making Memories, Mistletoe collection, Provo Craft corner rounder, Martha Stewart punch. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mojo Monday #161

Thought I would use this week's Mojo Monday sketch to make up a Christmas card:
Textured Paper is Twilight; Patterned Paper is Aspen; Creme Brulee ribbon; Clear Buttons; Twilight Ink, Distressed with Desert Sand Ink; - all CTMH; Martha Stewart punch.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A trio of challenges

I don't like to mix too many challenges together, but I had a busy week, and the days are disappearing on me to do a couple of challenges... so here is my offering for Mojo Monday, Heart2Heart (leaves & trees), and the Color Throwdown:

Patterned paper is Expedition; Cardstock is Chocolate, Bamboo & Colonial White; Stamp sets are You're a Hoot & Serendipity; Inks are Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, Garden Green & Creme Brulee; Chocolate ribbon & Autumn Terracotta bigger brads - all CTMH.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Newfoundland card

Good friends of ours moved to Newfoundland this summer, so I wanted to make them a special "Newfie" card... and had this idea floating around in my head.  I'm going to first post a picture of what the houses are like in Saint John's - there are row after row of the most wonderful, brightly coloured houses, built all over the hillside.  We spent hours just hiking around the streets and taking pictures when we were there 4 years ago.  If you can ever make the trip - it's a gorgeous little corner of the country, and the people are the friendliest you'll find anywhere:
So I pulled out our "Around the Block" stamp set, which is all the bits and pieces of a house, and this is what I came up with:
Cardstock is Indian Corn Blue, Holiday Red, Crystal Blue, Sunflower, Topiary, Orange, Desert Sand and White Daisy; Stamp set is Around the Block; Copic markers; Ink is Desert Sand.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Play Date Cafe Challenge #50/Waltzingmouse Sketch #18

Only a couple of days left in this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge... so I was glad to finally put together this little Christmas card using some not-so-typical holiday colours.  Here was our inspiration:
And my card also works for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge:

Cardstock is Smoothie, Pear, White Daisy; Inks are Clover Meadow, Citrus Leaf, Pear, Desert Sand; Stamp Set is Evergreen; Sparkles; - all CTMH.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Made the Friday Five!

I got many wonderful comments when I posted this card on last week's Heart2Heart Challenge... which was to use an alphabet stamp, make it for a boy, and use the colour chocolate.  So I was very excited to see that I made it as one of the Friday Five!  Thanks ladies!  Here's a little repost of my card:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mojo Monday #159 & Color Throwdown #113

I combined this week's Mojo Monday sketch, with this week's Color Throwdown colours - both were great to work with:
Patterned paper is Paper Garden; Cardstock is Chocolate, Petal & Colonial White; Stamp sets are Coffee Shop & For Every Occasion; Inks are Choclate & Petal; Winter Cozy Sassy Strands - all CTMH

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Heart2Heart Challenge

This week, the Heart2Heart Challenge was to do something birthdayish, so I decided to work on my stash of girly cards.  Here's what I came up with:
and a close up to see the glitter & gems on the cupcake:

Patterned papers are Paper Garden; Cardstock is Sweet Leaf, Petal, Blush & White Daisy; Inks are Petal, Sweet Leaf; Stamp sets are Good Times & Cherish the Moment; Winter buttons; White grosgrain; Sparkles; Prisma Glitter;  All CTMH.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Wee Memories Challenge

This is my first time trying the Wee Memories Challenge - who has a bit of a fruit theme happening this week.  I've had this stamp set sitting around for ages, and have never used it, so here was our inspiration, and what I came up with:

Patterned papers are Basic Grey, Sugared; Prima Flowers; Michael's ribbon; Stamp set is Cheers!; Cardstock is Baby Pink & White Daisy; Ink is Cocoa; Autumn Soft Chalks; Barn Red brads - all CTMH.

A Layout for a Change

Even though cards are my "thing"... I'm a big scrapbooker, too - so I thought that it was time to post a layout.  Not the best picture of it, but I quite like the layout itself, and I especially love the Twitterpated papers... so I've decided to share it with you.  (I'm not a big title/journaling person... but I've added a bit more to the layout since I took the pic)  Oh, and I should add that my children are drinking "mocktails" :o)

Patterned Papers and Embellishments are Twitterpated - all CTMH.


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