Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 245 - It's a Matter of Inches Challenge

Here is a quick little gift card I made for the 365 Cards Challenge Blog. Day 245. All we had to do was make an inchie card or put an inchie on a card. This cute little snowman is by Rosie's Roadshow. Thanks for stopping by.

There's still time.....

You have until midnight to submit a card for the Peachy Keen Halloween Challenge. You do not need to use Peachy Keen Stamps, though always appreciated. You can find all the details here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Great news!!! I am a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps

I am honored to be a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps for this Halloween Challenge. Kathy is super talented and makes the cutest stamps and she is such a Sweetie! Thanks Kathy for letting me be a part of your challenge! I had so much fun making this card and am thrilled to play along with you and your fabulous Design Team. The details of the challenge can be found here. I do hope you will check it out and play along. You have until midnight (CST) on 10-31-09 to post your card and be in the running for the fabulous prize listed below!

You will want to get as many people involved in this one as you can! The more that play and enter.. the higher the prize goes! We will start with a $20.00 gift certificate and the more that enter the higher the prize. For example: If 13 enter, the prize will be a $20.00 g/c, if 20 enter, the prize will be a $20.00 g/c... if 47 enter.. the prize will be a $47.00 g/c!! Grab your friends and get out your stuff for some Halloween fun!"

For my card I used a haunted house Sizzix die and mounted the die cut onto SU Summer Sun cardstock and trimmed the yellow around the house. I used shades of orange Copics to shade the windows. For the background I used SU Lovely Lilac cardstock. I punched a circle from a scrap, placed it on the lovely lilac background and sponged around it to create the moon. I sponged just a touch of color through the moon to make it appear a little spooky. The darling little ghost is PK-M04 colored with copics. I stamped the image 3 times so that I had 2 additional ghosts, well ghost heads, coming from the haunted house. I used some Martha Stewart border punches for the graveyard and the crooked fence as well as the 3 little pumpkins. (I cut them from the pumpkin border punch.) The grass was hand cut. Some punched bats and some skull stickers finished off my card.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a safe, FUN, and Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pile It On #21 and Get Sketchy #11 Challenges

I made this card for 2 challenges. Pile It On #21 is a color challenge, blue, green and yellow. Get Sketchy #11 is a sketch with a bonus challenge of using buttons.
The image is from a stamp by Holly Berry House, colored with copics. The base of the card is SU turquoise. The other paper is from my stash. I cut and layered the images and added white buttons tied with yellow ribbon. Finished card size is 5"x7". Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I am so excited!

I was just checking the challenge blogs looking for inspiration and discovered that my card was chosen as the winner of some Sakura pens over at Get Sketchy. You can see the top 5 by clicking here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog Award

My friend Wanda gave me this blog award. I have received a few other awards but never accepted them. I still feel a little uncomfortable but I do humbly accept. Thank you Wanda! I am to list 5 things I am addicted to and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers.

1. card making

2. stamps and paper and...

3. family

4. coloring

5. babies and their smiles, is there anything more precious?

Here are the talented crafters I have chosen to pass this award to.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

PK Challenge 14

This card is for Peachy Keen Stamps challenge #14.I love Gingerbread men and these little guys are just too cute! I paper-pieced the dress and the vest onto the girl and boy. We were supposed to use pink and brown, a stamped image( I used this stamp set),ribbon and glitter. Fun challenge!! Thanks for stopping by!!

GS #10

I made this card for Get Sketchy Challenge #10. We were to follow the sketch, and for a bonus challenge you could do handwritten sentiment/doodling. All the words on the front of the card are hand written. I had fun making this card. Finished size is 6x6.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Challenge No. 14 ~ Black

This week Copic Creations challenge is to color black. I chose this adorable stamp and colored her jeans and hair black. I have found that if I layer too much ink it starts to shine and also gets sticky. I will have to search the tutorials to see what I am doing wrong. I welcome any advice and tips if anyone cares to share.
I am also posting my card for last weeks challenge, coloring pumpkins. I didn't get it posted by the deadline but wanted to share it anyway. Have a great day everyone!

PK Challenge 13

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. Here is a card I made for Peachy Keen Stamps challenge 13. We were to use blue and purple, a stamped image and sentiment, and 3 snowflakes. I love this snowman image. Kathy's stamps are adorable and she is a sweetie! Check out the DT cards. They are fabulous! Hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!