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Monday, October 29, 2012

OWH Sketch #144

Sentiments stamp - $1.00 stamp from Micheal's
Jute cord in brown
Mullberry paper flowers from Got Flowers
glitter brad from Recollections

OWH Sketch #143

paper from DCWV Citrus Mat Stack
flowers cut from Plantin Schoolbook at .75 inches
hello stamp from a give away set from Michaels

A few Thanksgiving cards 2012

This card is distressed using the Tim Holz distresser and inked around the edges of the sentiment.

I embossed iwth the cuttlebug damask folder and used ribbob and a button for this one with lots of layering.

I stamped the image, used copics to color it and used glitter to shimmer up a few spots. I then embossed the pumpkin using devine swirls embossing folder and then used glossy accents to give it dimension.

OWH Bonus Sketch- Piglet

I had the Piglet cut out left over from another project and when I started making the white and pink card I just knew Piglet would work perfectly.
Disney Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge - Piglet cut at 4 inches
Bronze brads
Embossed with cuttlebug folder - Victoria

OWH Sketch 140

I am once again playing catch up. So I talked the last 4 weeks of sketches today since I'm in for the storm. Sandy is blowing through and I'm happy as a clam crafting!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Joshua's Birthday cake

This is my Step son's birthday cake for tomorrow. I used chocolate buttercream to cover the cake.
Melted red and orange chocalate chips for the lava. Added chocolate rocks along the bottom and then buttercream for the waves and grass. When we light the candles it will appear to explode lava.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my Step son. It's a 6 inch square card
EK Success corner and border punches - Starry Night
Cricut Cartridge Robots - cut at 4.5 inches, layers with shadow background
Party Time chipboard from I believe Recollections
Celebrate stamp from the $1.00 stamps at JoAnn fabrics
Martha Stewart blue metal-rim tag
color box green ink for card edges
Creative Cafe -  Creative imaginations ribbon

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OWH - MWT Color Challenge - Black & White with hint of Green or Red

This card came about by trial and error. I recently learned a new technique using Black Gesso and Opalite inks.  I used Cypress Frost on this card.  I painted on the black gesso and then brayered on the Opalite. When I saw the metallic finish I instantly thought dragon flies. to incorporate the black and white for the challenge?...Embossing powder.  I began with white metallic but that embossed clear so I thought, no going back now so I added the black and that came out pretty good. Now did I have a flat white? Yes! When I completed the paper I then started searching through my stamps for a sentiment and Viola!
So here it is! My version of the black and white card challenge with a hint of green.
Claudine Hellmuth Studio black gesso
Opalite Cypress Frost
Inkadnkadoo Gem Stone Insects
Amy Fedder Desingns - Just Right clear stamp set Anchors Away (sentiment)

I hope you enjoy my card and I'd love to hear any comments!

OWH - Sketch 142 card challenge

For this challenge I attempted to mix 4 patterned papers. Not sure how i feel about this one but for better or worse here it is. I used a stamp sentiment from Meagan Elizabeth  - Thankful sayings

OWH- Sketch 141 and October Bonus Sketch

I'm trying to catch up with the OWH card challenges. Although I'm a little behind I buckled down to get the last few done. My scrap stash is growing by leaps and bounds as I finish my scrapbook pages so I've made a concerted effort to use just scraps for the cards. So again, I used scraps from my stash to make this card. 
I used a Lili of the Valley stamp image- just love this stamp! My husband is the grilling king so when I saw this stamp I just had to have it. Enjoy!

This is my version of the Bonus sketch for October. 
I found the image online as a coloring page and copied it into a word document and sized it to my needs.
I used small scraps from my stash to complete the card.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Our Daily Bread Challenge-October

Each month l Our Daily Bread Designs donates up to two boxes of free shipping for our heroes. For October - use circles on your card. This is my interpretation of the ODBD October Challenge. I've wanted to make a gatefold card for a while. This is my first shot at it. I used: 

  • paper from the me & My Big Ideas stack - Fashion District
  • circle frame from - Edisto cards
  • Lili of the Valley Stamp -Teddy Flower
  • May Arts ribbon
  • Martha Stewart punch -  Vintage Floral
I hope you enjoy and leave a comment if you like my card!