Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Red With Ribbon Challenge

Carole from On My Craft Room Wall was the second guest designer this weekend over on Paper Craft Weekend Challenge.  Her challenge - an alliteration, Red with Ribbon.

Now I will admit I made this easel card a while back, but with a little tweaking I thought that it fit this challenge perfectly.

Directions to make the easel card can be found here.  The main image stamp is from Unity Stamps (I bought this particular one at Archivers, the sentiment stamps are from The Angel Company, the ribbon and paper is from my stash.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Thanks so much for the challenge Carole.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ariel Card (Button Challenge)

This is a card I made for the Paper Craft Weekend Challege blog.  This weekend Kate from Sassy and Scrappy posted a challenge to use buttons in our projects.  At first glance it may look like there is not a button in sight on this card, but check closely the bottom left hand side and you will see the little blue fish which is really a button.

And a close-up of the button.

Ariel and all the other images are cut from Dreams Come True cartridge.  Ariel is cut at 5 inches (any smaller and it would have been more of a pain to get her eyes right.)  The card measures 6" x6".

Thanks Kate for the challenge.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Gone to the dogs....

Trying to play a little bit of 'catch-up' this week, as I spent a couple of days in Denver, where the Vizsla Club of America were holding their National Specialty show.  It was amazing to see so many of those red dogs all in one place. The reason I mention this is because I was asked to make a table centerpiece for the awards banquet.  Now I love all different types of crafting - but arranging flowers is just not my 'thing'.  So when I saw the the colour inspiration challenge from Caroline on Paper Craft Weekend Challenge  I knew at least the colour scheme of this project.  Armed with a few cuts from my svg files (the vizsla silhouette) and a few cuts from my Cricut cartridges, I ran to Michaels, where a lovely lady named Lisa helped me to come up with this.

Here is a close up of the vizsla silhouette, made by tracing a file given to me by my breeder, using SCAL software.  The wording was also done with SCAL using Cri-kut gel pens.

I made the mountain range from Everyday Paper Dolls, the lettering is from Opposites Attract, and the number plate is from Holiday Cakes.

I was also asked to make some tags that would hold the information of all the donations made to the trophy fund that would adorn some of the prizes.  I used the vizsla svg again, and this is how they turned out.

And a close up.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my projects.

Friday, September 16, 2011

3D Advent Calendar (Black Currant)

As soon as I saw this advent calendar on SVG Cuts. I just knew that I had to have it.  I had wanted to try and design something of my own but never really had time (or probably enough computer savvy).  This svg file makes it so easy (seriously!)  I will admit that when I first downloaded the file and looked at it, I was pretty nervous that I wouldn't know where to begin - but the instructions are very clear and the video on the website (which I thoroughly recommend  you watch before you start) is great. The only problem I had was deciding which paper to use.

This calendar is for my daughter who is at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA (Go Loggers!)  Once I had found The Black Currant Stack from Die Cuts With A View, I knew it was just right for her.

Here are a few of pictures with the doors open and items inside.

I can't wait to start searching for all kinds of fun things to put inside each box - lip balms, small bottles of nail polish, candy, etc.

I am currently working on a second calendar for my youngest daughter and will post pictures when I'm finished.

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Rockin' Anniversay Card

Back from vacation (all too quickly) and now playing 'catch-up' with all those lovely chores that awaited my return.  I took a lots of photos and plan on doing some layouts in the not too distant future, but for now I am using a card that I made several weeks ago.

I cannot take sole credit for this card, as it was a collaboration between my friend DeAnna (PaperGrandma) and I.  We were chatting on the phone about a card tutorial she had seen on the Splitcoaststampers website she wanted to make but hadn't bookmarked.  So after and bit more chatting and searching (actually a lot more chatting!) we found the tutorial and then started bouncing ideas around, and somehow 'action-wobbles' came into the conversation...and this card was born.  (I should add here that DeAnna and I were being a bit naughty/smutty when we dreamed this up.)

This is a view from the side, the action wobble spring is behind the bed.

Finally, (and here is where we got smutty!) is the inside of the card with 'sentiment'.

This card is called a Center Step Card, the tutorial can be found here Splitcoaststampers.

The bed is cut from my the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge (3 1/2"), I ran the bed cover through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder to give it a little texture.
The paper and heart brads are from Paper Wishes, and all sentiments are computer generated.
Action Wobble springs can be found here http://www.actionwobble.com/

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I'm off on vacation...miss u already!

I'm off on vacation tomorrow, so didn't really think I would have time to make a card, but I wanted to take part in the first weekend challenge over at Paper Craft Weekend Challenge.  Caroline and Allison have worked very hard on this endeavour, and I'm sure it is going to be a great success.

I hope this card will  fill both the sketch and the product challenge.  This is just a quick card using odd papers from my stash, the cocktail drink is from Life's A Beach Cartridge (cut at 4"), the background paper was run through the cuttlebug and the orange slice is 'blinged-up' with some stickles.

Miss U Already!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate, chocolate everywhere - but not a bite to eat...

I came up with the idea of turning the chocolate bars from 'Sweet Shop' lite cartridge into cards. I thought that they would be good to keep on hand for unexpected birthdays or other occasions, with a sentiment such as "Enjoy your birthday down to the last bite!"

The first 'bar' is very simple using some paper from my stash.  (I guess I really need to start taking note of the names of the papers I buy.)

I decided to embellish this bar with a couple of butterflies using the Martha Stewart punch and some Core'dinations cardstock (I guess I do remember some of the names.)

And this one is quite unashamedly my favourite.  As a child Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' was one of my favourite books.  I can just imagine giving this to someone with a bookstore gift card inside.

All candy bars are cut at 5" (each welded to another same sized candy bar using the Gypsy,) the butterflies from the Martha Stewart punch, the golden ticket is from Summer Vacation seasonal cartridge (cut at 1") and the ticket sentiment is from an Inkadinkado stamp.

Thanks for checking out my projects.