Archive for September, 2010

Medallion Birthday Card

I wanted to play along with this weeks Waltzing Mouse challenge since I just received my stamps and wanted to play!

This is the sketch we were supposed to follow:

It’s my DH’s birthday on Friday so I decided to give this a masculine bent (I hope I succeeded!).

I used Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper from The Paper Studio, Offray ribbon, pearls by Mark Richards, Nesties and Stamps from Waltzing Mouse, Hero Arts and Stampabilities.

I originally cut the medallion into thirds, but when I was laying it out I thought it looked better together with the ribbons separated.

My new stamps were easy to use and I love the pizzazz it gives the Nesties!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback.

Candy

Witches Head treat box

I found this super cute template at Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  I’ve been meaning to make it for a Halloween decoration and this weeks Polka Doodle challenge gave me the excuse.  We were to make something that contained something hidden.  The witches hat opens up to put a treat in!  I  love it!  I used Bazzill paper, a spider web stamp from Stampabilities, ribbon from Joann’s, pattern paper for the buckle from Cloud 9 Design and the fuzzy ribbon on the hat came in a Bo Bunny Halloween Kit.  I used my Cricut to cut the circles and scallop for the hat, Plantin Schoolbook and Home Accents carts.  Unfortunately, I forgot to draw the face on until after I put together the box, so it doesn’t look the best.  But she’s a witch so I guess she’s not supposed to be stunning, right?!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback!

Candy

Blast off birthday card

I made this card for 2 challenges and my Son’s friends birthday. 

The first challenge is 2S4Y sketch:

The second challenge is Polka Doodles.  They wanted an easel card.

I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I saw the sketch.  I saw the cutest stamp set from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that showed a rocket with a little kids face in the window.  I knew there was a rocket cut on the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cart because I used it to make my son’s birthday party invitations.  I just broke out my Peachy Keen face stamps and wa-la!  The stars are from Plantin Schoolbook cart (this is such a great cart!).  I cut two slits and threaded the embroidery floss through after I inked the edges with Stampin Up Peach Parfait.  I also popped up the rocket and stand-a-lone star.  The background patterned paper is K&Company, The Best of Brenda Walton; and the rocket paper is from DCWV, Nana’s Kids.  The plain paper is Recollections.

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Christmas Candle Snow globe

This week at BBTB2 they challenged everybody to make something using a candle cut from a Cricut Halloween Cartridge.  I don’t have the cart, but I found a candle in the Joys of the Season cart and decided to use it.  I had so much fun making this card!  I wanted to make a snow globe with a candle in it, but I wanted the ball to be open to the inside. 

I used my circular Nesties for this because I find it easier to line everything up than with the Cricut.  I cut a large circle in the card.  Then cut out a rectangle in the color I wanted as my globe (light grey) and cut out a slightly smaller circle.  Then I placed the rectangle on the inside of the card, on the back of the front flap, so you could see some of the color come through around the edges.  I cut out another large plain white circle.  I placed this on the inside of the card to when it was closed the white circle fully covered the opening in the card. 

Next, I cut out the candle and all the pieces that went with it with my Gypsy.  I assembled the candle on the white paper, stacking the flame three high after I had used my Copics to color it and crystal Stickles to give it some shimmer.  I also stamped the dotted circle (Stampin Up) under the flame twice, once in orange once in yellow, just before gluing everything down.  Then I colored and glittered the holly leaves, and  added some berries I had from home decorations.  I added a ribbon, then adhered the snow globe base to the card.  Finally, I cut out more holly and blinged it up before placing it on the base.  I rounded the edges of the card and inked them with red.  The patterned paper is from DCWV Christmas stack.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Spider treat bag

This week at Peachy Keens new “Faces” challenge we were supposed to make a Halloween treat bag of some sort.  I made this spider using a welded circle cut from Plantin Schoolbook cart.  I placed the pipe cleaner legs inside the circle sandwich with the treat bag and taped them down.  I added crystal Stickles to the body make it stand out.   The head is a punched circle mounted with pop dots.  I stamped the face with Peachy Keen faces in white ink and added a bow.  I am having a hard time keeping my kids from ripping it open!

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Welcome Card

This is my first entry into a Waltzing Mouse Challenge (don’t you just love that name!).  I am pretty excited because I ordered my first set of her stamps a couple of days ago and can’t wait for them to arrive!  Todays entry contains Stampin’ Up stamps, American Crafts patterned paper and Bazzill card stock.  This is the sketch we had to work off of.  At first I was going to do a slide card with a rocket ship that moved over stars, then I scrolled through the images the designers made and changed my mind.  Hopefully I will have some new, and nice (the house doesn’t have a good track record), neighbors next door soon so I thought I would make a welcome card.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for you kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Paper butterfly flowers card

Well, I’m not sure why I thought I would find more time to craft once the kids went back to school!?  Anyway, I squeezed in one of the many challenges I wanted to do this week – 2S4Y.  The sketch fit in perfectly for the card I made for my manager whose father died last week.  I used the Stampin Up butterfly punch to make four butterflies.  Then I layed them out on paper towels and got them very wet with a spray bottle.  Then I used blue and orange ink with a waterpen to get the effect.  After letting them dry I curled the edges and overlapped them.  Then I put a brad through the center and added some silver Stickles in the center.  Then attached it to the card with dimensionals.  I learned this from my oh so crafty Stampin Up demonstrator and friend, Carol Fothergil.  I used a Cricut cut from the Storybook cart and ran it through a cuttlebug folder (I had to modify the cut a little to get the shape to line up the way I wanted  in the folder!) .  I also added some Crystal Stickles to the corners of the card on the embossing.  The saying is a Stampin Up stamp on one of their punches, then layered on another punch from Fiskers that I inked around the edges.  I used Bazzill Bling cardstock.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Watering Can card

I found these wonderful templates at Waltzing Mouse.   I was suffering from severe lack of mojo the last two weeks and this site really inspired me.  I had decided to make this watering can before the I saw the challenge for Polka Doodles this week.  I am also entering this card in the 2S4Y challenge because I didn’t want to do a regular card.  I used Stampin Up stamps and I made satin flowers.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.

Candy