Sunday, November 16, 2014

Simon Says Stamp November Card Kit

I finally got around this weekend to play around with the Simon Says Stamp November Card kit. I had a lot of fun making these cards and I can't wait for next month's kit to arrive!

Simon Says Stamp Nov 2014 Card Kit

Simon Says Stamp Nov 2014 Card Kit

Simon Says Stamp Nov 2014 Card Kit

Hope you all had a great weekend.....December is just around the corner!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

retrosketches #140

I am just a little busy bee today.

Here is this week's entry for Retro Sketches:

Retosketches #140

Can I just say I am proud of my little bow? It's the first time I tried making a bow with the use of a fork. Super duper easy! 

This is what the sketch looked like: 

It's back to crafting for me, who knows maybe I can get another card done today! 

Freshly Made Sketches #161

Happy Sunday!

A day later than planned, I had hoped to start and finish the card yesterday, but then the internet happens, you go shopping and well yeah that's it. LOL!

This week's Freshly Made Challenge is below:

This is my take on the challenge: 

Freshly Made Sketches #1618

Inside of card:

Inside of Card

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday! 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 5, the last day *sad face*

Happy Friday!!

I was so excited today was Friday....T.G.I.F! Mostly because one of my Simon Says Stamps shipments was supposed to arrive, but when I called my freight forwarder it seemed there was a delay in the freight shipment and now I have to wait a whole week again before I can get my goodies *frown* So tonight I had to make due with what I have in my stash for day 5 (our final day) of the online card classes holiday workshop 2014 *another frown* I swear the week flew by and there were so many helpful ideas, some I still really want to try out and practice.

Today it was all about tags! I was super happy that was today's topic. I am planning to make tags this year for my presents I will give to family and friends.
I decided to try a window tag tonight, it seemed to be the easiest thing to try and I was still bummed, since my tag dies were supposed to arrive today too. I made due with a free printout of tags I found on Pinterest.

Here is what the finished tag looks like:


Some items used: 
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peacock Feather
  • Number Die: Lawn Fawn Finley's 123's 
  • Sentiment Stamp: Fiskars (Don't know the name of the set) 
  • Star/Snowflake stamp: Lawn Fawn (Don't know the name)
  • String: Hemp Cord 
  • Brilliance Dew Drops in Pearl Sky Blue
  • Hero Arts Black Dye Ink


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Day 4

Ok, so I skipped some of the other days from the online card workshop. I did try out the watercolor technique we learnt, but I think I wet my paper too much and I messed up my project. I will retry in the weekend most likely. Today's lesson was a lot of fun and was based on one-layer cards. I still want to try out one of the techniques, but I am waiting on some of my new goodies to arrive and as soon as they do, I will have lots of fun playing around.

I decided to try today's lesson by Julie Ebersole. I didn't have a die to use, but instead I used a paper die that I recut on some scratch paper and then used that to stamp around. I used Green Hills shadow ink by Hero Arts. 

Day 4

I really love how the embossed "Happy Holidays" came out. I used Gold Tinsel embossing powder by Ranger. Let me know what you think of my card. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 1

This year I am taking the Holiday Card Workshop at At first I didn't know what to expect and I am running a little behind with creating my cards, but that's ok. Today was day 2 of class, but I am updating my blog with a card inspired by the lessons of Day 1. 

Day 1

I really loved playing with water and my Tim Holtz distress ink. I used Peacock Feathers in the tag. 

Hope you like the card, can't wait to keep creating beautiful holiday cards and continue learning new techniques. 

I am also adding this card to Challenge #51 over at Addicted to CAS

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Seize The Birthday: Washi

This week's Seize the Birthday challenge theme was "Washi" tape. I am a huge hoarder of washi tape, you can do so many creative things with washi tape. For my card this week I wrapped some scrap paper I had lying around and wrapped it in Washi tape, after that I ran it through my Big Shot machine and used small circle dies. This is how the card turned out:


Hope you like the card and had a wonderful weekend!

Retro Sketch 140

I was feeling really inspired this morning when I opened my email and saw the new post for this week’s Retro Sketches challenge. I decided to get to work right away. This is the challenge that was posted this week:

And this is my take on the challenge:

Retro Sketches #139

Hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Friday, October 31, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #98

Since the holidays are upon us, I have been making a lot of holiday cards. There is just something about the Christmas season, isn't there? Again, keeping up with all the challenges, I took part in yet another one this week, Cas(e) this Sketch had this "sketch" for us this week:

Here is my take on the challenge: 

Cas(e) this sketch #98

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Retro Sketch 138

I have started to take part in challenges, just for the fun of it. This is one of the first challenges I am attempting. I was actually able to make 2 cards for this challenge, hosted by Retro Sketches, since it seemed like such a simple and easy card to make for many different occasions.
Retro Sketches #138

The second submission:

Retro Sketches #138

This is was the sketch for this week:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge

While browsing the web, hopping from one great card blog to the other I came across the Runway Inspired Challenge Blog. I thought this was an interesting take on card challenges and a picture from a designer is posted and you have to make a card inspired by the picture posted, mostly it’s one of a model.
This week’s picture was:

I do have to admit it took me some time to come up with something I was happy with, but I got it done, here is my take on the challenge:
Runway Inspired Challenge #70

After taking a few looks at the card I should have chosen a different sentiment, but it was stamped and done. I think a sentiment like “Just a Note” would have worked out better than the one I chose. That’s why I guess it’s very important to really think your cards through before stamping anything permanent. Hope you still enjoy the card!