Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sunshine Or Rain

Actually, here in the Pacific NW, we are having both sunshine and rain and many times in the same day.


This cute digital image is by Crafty Sentiments who is the sponsor for the Die Cut Diva's Challenge which is "Change of Weather."  He is colored with pencils and the umbrella is paper pieced with a piece of OLD designer paper.
The sentiment and clouds are by Diane's Daydream Designs.
As you can see, I used a Spellbinders Die set cutting out three layers.  The back orange layer is glued to a piece of cardstock that measures 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 when folded.
The inside image and sentiment are by Diane's Daydream Designs.
The challenge at the Die Cut Divas only runs til Oct. 31 so hurry with your entry.  

Challenges:
Pile It On - create a scene
Crafty Cardmakers - cut something out
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Clear It Out - use something orange
Stamp and Create - Autumn
Simon Wednesday - anything 
Sisters Act - anything



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Recycle Fun

Don't you get tired of junk mail in your mailboxes?  But sometimes there are stickers or return address labels that are cute enough to use.  Last week there was a sheet of stickers that I was going to keep and let the youngest grandchildren use them but then I decided they were cute enough and just the right size to use for a card with the sketch at MFT.
Here is the sketch:

See?  Perfect for the stickers.  After placing them on white cardstock, I added a sentiment and icicles cut with a die.  The blue snowflake is cut with a die and then Stickles were added for sparkle.  The twine is from the Kraft Outlet.

Challenges:
MFT - sketch
Crafty Cardmakers - cut it out
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sisters Act - anything

 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Solution for Ugly Paper

The new challenge at the Kraft Journal is Ugly Paper.  There is some of that in my huge stash of papers.  And some papers aren't necessarily ugly, just not my style or difficult for me to use.  For this card I chose a paper that has been sitting in the pile for many years.   I don't like it as a sheet but thought maybe it could be used for something besides a layer.

It has been a long time since I did any tea bag folding but the print design of this paper made it a good choice.  After finishing the medallion, I attached it to a decorative square made from Buff  Ivory cardstock and cut with a Spellbinders die. The sentiment is stamped on the same Buff Ivory cardstock.  A few loops of green Natural Hemp Cord were glued behind the medallion and used for attaching the button in the center.
The bow is a die.  I was able to center the design before cutting so it was symmetrical when I put it together.
So I think I accomplished what I set out to do - to turn something ugly into beautiful.  What do you think?

Challenges:
Creative Card Crew - bows
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sister Act - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Die Cuttin Divas -think pink
Crafty Cardmakers - cut something out
Paper Creators - pink buttons





Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank You From the Kitchen

Someone very dear to me recently made me a darling apron.  Here is the  thank you card I made for her using Doodle Pantry images.
Love the papers that come with the images.
When all the elements coordinate, it makes for a simple yet beautiful card.


Challenges:
Pink Gem - make a scene
Creative Crew - bows
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Crafty Catz - thank you
Your Next Stamp - colors

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured On Watch Us Wednesday

This is my first week for Watch Us Wednesday at the Kraft Journal  and I'm pretty excited about that.  This week we want to introduce you to the Grungy Tags.  I am really having fun with these tags and there are five different tags to choose from.  This card uses a Scalloped Grungy Prim tag.   I love these stained tags.  They look like tea stained.


The layers are SU Garden Green, the Kraft Outlet Lunch Bag Kraft, and a piece of patterned paper from Heartfelt Creations.
Using a brown ink, I stamped "adore" and cut "you" with a MFT die from the Lunch Bag Kraft.
The flower is made out of kraft wrapping paper - really!  The vine is cut with a MFT die.
I hope this inspires you to use these beautiful tags.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Bingo ( recycle, twine, flowers)
Through the Craft Room Door - anything
Sweet Stamps - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Sister Act - anything



Monday, October 20, 2014

Hey There Punkin

My shelves are lined with photo albums.  My computer is full of photos.  I enjoy going back through past years and yet it makes me sad at the same time to see all those cute babies and realize how fast time flies.  All my children are grown and now my grandchildren are growing up way too fast.  I have to be careful what images and sentiments I use on cards that I send to my grandkids because most of them are out of the baby, toddler stage.  But this sentiment I may use for a few more years because I actually use it when talking to my grandkids.
This cute wagon full of pumpkins is a pre-colored digital image by Doodle Pantry and there are several sentiments that come with this set.
Doodle Pantry has two sets of Wagon Hellos.  This is the 2nd set.  

In making my card, I used Buff cardstock ,a grunge tag, and twine from Kraft Outlet, patterned paper from the Doodle Pantry set, Pumpkin Pie cardstock from SU.  The leaves are cut out with my Silhouette and the leave button is from my stash.
BTW, there are a few more days to enter a card in the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge

Challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - things that start with "G" (green twine, green leaf)
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - create a scene
Open Minded Crafting - pumpkins
Stamp and Create - Fall
Great Impressions - Autumn Eloquence
Crazy Challenge - Fall Gatherings


Friday, October 17, 2014

Card To Accompany Album

Last week I showed you a small photo album that I was going to send to my daughter and grandchildren.  This is the card that will accompany it.


Here is the inside of the card:

These are pre-colored images in Diane's Daydream Designs set, Signs of Fall, the same set I used for the album.
For the front of the card, I superimposed the sentiment onto the quilt.  A few leaves are popped up with dimensionals and I added some wire tendrils on the top of the pumpkin.
For the inside I added the sentiment before printing the pre-colored scene. With the panel being square, it left room for me to add a note and my signature.

Challenges:
Simon Monday - "O" - orange
Papertakes - wings
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Pink Gem - create a scene
Open Minded Crafting - pumpkins
Crazy Challenge - Autumn gathering
Stamp and Create - Autumn
Great Impressions - Autumn Elegance