Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween Wishes!

I'm entering this card in the latest challenge over at Cardz TV

This weeks Cricut Card Challenge is: Challenge #117 “SSoo SSSpooky!” Make an S-fold card for Halloween using any cartridge(s) and any colors you’d like.

For this card I used the October 31st and the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridges. 

I cut the Raven out at 2 1/4" from the Oct 31st cartridge and added some popdots to the back.

Next I used the Mini Monograms cartridge and the real dial size button and cut two moons out at 3 1/4" then used SU Apricot Appeal to ink around the edge of the moons.

I embossed the sentiment in black which comes from Pink By Designs' Ghostly Greetings stamp set.

The background paper is from DCWV The Midnight Spell stack.

The inside sentiment is also from the Ghostly Greetings stamp set and embossed in black.

I used a Martha Stewart Halloween stamp set and embossed the ravens in black on either side of the sentiment.

Sending Happy Halloween Wishes for the upcoming spooky holiday.

Check out Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday and see what everyone has been up to this week. I will be adding this card to the collection.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Warm Witchy Wishes

I recently found this new blog called Crafty Friends Challenges, the blog  holds  bi-weekly challenges hosted by Beate Johns and  her friends.

This week is challenge #7 Halloween, make anything Halloween related, a card, banner, scrapbook page,treat bag or whatever you can imagine.

If there is more than 10 entries she will be giving away some awesome blog candy, so head on over and check it out.

I made a Z-fold card and used the Peachy Keen Lisa Jean Halloween stamp set for focal image.

I cut her out using my Spellbinders Scalloped Oval large die and inked the inside with SU Apricot Appeal, then colored her using Copics and a few Bic markers.

I used 2 colors of plain cardstock and Forever in Time's Hocus Pocus glitter paper for the font and left inside panels.

For the inside of the card I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder for the background and the Scalloped oval again for the sentiment.

Both the sentiment and the cauldron come from the Lisa Jean Halloween stamp set and are embossed with Adirondack Earthtones Stream and clear embossing powder.

I also embossed a Martha Stewart "Caution" stamp on the bottom right.

I love Halloween and can't wait to see what Spooky projects everyone comes up with.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Fright Night! Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #36

This week's challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge Blog is 3-D Objects - Candles.

I found this candle that I had laying around and since it had this crackle effect on it, I thought that it was perfect for a Halloween candle.

Happy Fright Night!!!

I pulled out the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge and cut the ghost and the hairy purple monster at 2 1/2 inches. I used black embossing powder to emboss the ghost with the Peachy Keen Cornies Assortment in 5/8" and the purple monster with the Peachy Keen Monster Mash Face Assortment in 3/4".

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's A Haunting We Will Go stamp set inked in Memento Grape Jelly.

I stamped the sentiment inside of a Fiskars Halloween stamp set I had and then cut it out with my Honey Bee Scissors. I attached the sentiment  to the candle with two mini purple star brads and added a larger one  on top in the middle of the ribbon.

I cut a piece of black cardstock and used my Martha Stewart Fence Boarder punch and wrapped it around the base of the candle.

I just love this cute little pumpkin, I just got my order in the mail the other day and couldn't wait to use them. I cut two pumpkins from the CottageCutz Pumpkin Trio Die set with matching Peachy Keen Faces and adhered one to the front and one to the back.

Isn't he just so cute?!?  Turns out that the piece I cut for my fence wasn't long enough for this chunky candle so the little pumpkin came to the rescue and brought together my fence boarder along with some large Zots Dots.

You should head on over to Challenge #36 and take a peek at what everyone came up with.

I will also be linking this up to Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday. Head on over and check out all the great projects.

Along with The Everyday is an Occasion Sunday Funday Link Party #1. Check it out.

And one more Crafty Friends Challenge Blog Challenge #7 Halloween. Head on over for a chance to win some great blog candy.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Halloween Fang You Card SEPT12WD

Over at Stamp TV Gina K just had her September Stamp Release and along with that a challenge.

She's challenging us to use the woodgraining  Technique.  She has posted several videos on how to use this technique and you can find them here.

So with that in mind here is my card for the September Stamp Release Challenge SEPT12WD.

I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and scored every 1/2 inch, then used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and a lighter brown ink from my stash and applied the ink directly to the cardstock.

I cut the Poppystamps Grand Madison Window die and the Grand Flower Box die with my Cuttlebug, then adhered a piece of yellow cardstock to the back of the window.

I used two Martha Stewart stamp sets and  stamped the inside images in black and the pumpkins in orange,

I gave the pumpkins and the flower box some dimension by adding a few popdots.

The outside sentiment if from Pink By Designs' A Haunting We Will Go stamp set.

The inside sentiment is from Pink By Design's Ghostly Greetings.

The black cat is a Martha Stewart doubled sided sticker which I coated with Glitter Ritz Glitter.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Harvest Time! STVLIVECHAT8

It's Harvest time! This is my entry for the Live Chat Challenge - It's Fall Y'all!! over at Stamp TV.

Posted by Lee this chat challenge is to make a card using Autumn flowers or foliage or harvest images.

Use the keyword STVLIVECHAT8 to see all the fabulous Fall entries!  Challenge uploads are due by Tuesday, Sept. 18 by 8 pm CT.

I used Bazzill Brown for the base and Momenta Back Country cardstock with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper Deco cut.

The sentiment comes from the Papertrey Ink Gobble Gobble stamp set which I embossed in Clear embossing powder and the ribbon is American Crafts.

The cornucopia comes from Recollections Thanksgiving stamp set, I colored it with my Copics and attached it to the front with some popdots .

I embossed the inside sentiment which comes from the Pink By Design Friends to the end stamp set.

Good luck to everyone and can't wait to see all the entries!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thankful for you!

Today I'm entering the challenge  for Mix it Up Monday: STV12MON35 Sketch with a Twist over at Stamp TV...

Melissa Cash is the host and her challenge to us : to create a card or project using the sketch below and FALL colors.

Be sure to tag your card/project with: STV12MON35 when you upload to your STV gallery.

The deadline for your challenge is Sunday September 16th at 8:00 pm CT. One week following your challenge one of the Mods will pick a winner and post in the Big News section on Stamp TV.

For the focal image of this card I embossed the pumpkins from Inkadinkado All Hallow's Eve stamp set with green embossing powder, then used Copics to color them in.

I cut out the pumpkins with my Spellbinders  Classic Square and Inverted Square Dies then inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. A couple of leaf brads and voila!

I took the pumpkin stamp and made a background piece, embossing them in green and inking with Vintage Photo.

The inside sentiment comes from Pink By Design Bracketful Stamp set. I embossed it and another pumpkin in green.

I then stamped the pumpkin again but this time cut out the front pumpkin and used it to hide the brads from the front of the card.

Can't wait to see all the great projects!

I will also be linking this over at Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday, so stop on by and check it out.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

JUGS #153 Stamped Line Art Technique Challenge

Today I'm entering this card in the Just Us Girls #153 Technique Challenge.

The Technique is Stamped Line Art, which means stamp a lined image in ink but with no coloring.

You can watch a great Video by Gina K over at Stamp Tv here and make your version of her fabulous card, like I did.

I cut the card base and layers with Recollections cardstock. Then I used the Inkadinkado Floral Inspiration stamp set for the focal image stamped in Versa Fine Deep Lagoon ink.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Friends to the End stamp set.

The inside sentiment is also from the Friends to the End stamp set.

Good luck everyone! There are some great cards entered in this challenge!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cricut Cardz Challenge #115 'Color Play'

I'm entering this card into the CARDZ TV Cricut Cardz Challenge #115... 

The Theme:  Red, yellow & blue, any Cricut cartridge.

I used the Mini Monograms cartridge to create the base of the card, I cut out 2 shadow layers and adhered them together. Then I cut out the largest die in the Spellbinders Star Circles, along with the little star.

I made the rocket with the Cricut Lite B is for Boy cartridge and added some Glossy Accents to the window. The rocket is flying by the moon which is made with the pop-up moon Fiskars punch.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design's Small Things which I embossed in black.

I used red cardstock for the inside, cut out with the Mini Monograms cartridge and cut off the very top to fit. 

The Alien also comes from the B is for Boy cartridge, I cut him out at 2" and added some googly eyes in red, yellow and blue for some fun. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design's Train Station stamp set. 

I will be linking up this post to Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday, head on over and check out what some talented crafters have been up to.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Peachy Keen Stamps September Release Challenge # 1

Over at the Peachy Keen Connection they are having 2 September Release Challenges.

I choose to do the first one, hosted by Michelle Criswell.

Michelle's Challenge: Use "3 of Something" on your card or project.

You can make anything you'd like for this challenge, as long as it follows Michelle's guidelines, AND you need to use the Peachy Keen Stamps of your choice. ONLY entries using PKS will be considered for the prize.

In order to have all the entries in one place, please upload your photo here on the PK Connection and when uploading, tag your photos with the key words SEPTEMBERCHALLENGE#1 (all caps and NO spaces). That's all you need to do!  

So here is my entry for challenge # 1

The Tombstone and sentiment are from the Peachy Keen Frankly stamp set. I used the masking technique in order to get 3 layered tombstones.

The paper is from K and Company Halloween 12x12 paper pack and embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.

A couple of popdots for the tops of the tombstones and the sentiment which I used a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die to cut out.

For the inside I used the tooth and Happy Halloween sentiment from the Frankly set as well. I used Memento Grape Jelly Ink with clear embossing powder and black embossing powder for the teeth.

I will also be entering this over at CARDZ TV for their Design Team Challenge #14 - "Happy Holidays ~ Pick One!"

A Dino-Mite Birthday!

Yesterday I went to a Surprise Birthday party for my friend's daughter, she turned the big 10. We all huddled by the door with balloons in our hands, waiting for her to open the door and throw them at her.. SURPRISE!!

She had this huge smile on her face and her eyes wide, in shock walking around in a slight daze.

Good food, friends, family and of course birthday cake = a Dino-Mite birthday party.

She loves dinosaurs so I made this Triceratops card with the Dinosaur Tracks Cricut cartridge.

I made this card the same way as the Happy Piggy Party card, by cutting 2 shadow layers and adhering them together, then cutting all the remaining layers.

I ran some of the layers through my Cuttlebug with the Mesh embossing folder to give him scaly skin. (I forgot to emboss the brown legs.. Oops!)

For the inside of the card I used the first layer and then cut part of the top off so it would fit inside. I used the Dinosaur Party stamp set by Pink Cat Studio for the inside sentiment with some Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.

It was a Dino-Mite birthday filled with lots of love, fun and excitement for a very surprised 10 yr old!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Happy Piggy Party

So this week Provo Craft had a sneak peek of the new Create a Critter 2 cartridge. They allowed 5 images to be revealed on the Cricut Craft Room for Crafters to use and create with for a few days. 

The best part.... make a project, post it on the Cricut Project Center and be entered to win access to the WHOLE library of cartridges on the Cricut Craft Room.

Can you believe that?! Crazy!

So here is my entry.

I call him Happy Piggy Party.

Using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge I cut 2 Piggy Shadow layers at 6". Then scored one shadow layer at the base of the pig's ear, folded and adhered to the other shadow layer, this made my card base.

 I cut the remaining layers and adhered them together. I paper pieced the hat with pink and white star patterned paper and added some white mini star brads. I also used 2 yellow flower buttons with Glossy Accents.

For the inside of the card I cut 1 more layer but this time I hid the contour lines to leave me with just a outline. I then used Pink By Design's Simply Everything and Country Living stamp sets for the sentiment.

I will be linking this to the Sarah Hamer's Link Up Tuesday. Check out what everyone has been busy crafting away to this week.