Monday, January 8, 2018

Bird Crazy Birthday

I needed a birthday card for a young man and decided the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies would fit the beak perfectly (get it?? Beak instead of "bill"...snort!). My inspiration for the layout came from the current Fusion Card Challenge (Happy 4th Anniversary Fusion!), and I played with just the sketch. Here's the sketch:

I flipped the sketch because I thought it worked better since the bird faces left. I colored my bird with Spectrum Noir markers, stitched around the edge of my cardstock and voila!

I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday Anything Goes. 


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Merry Christmas to me...

Didn't have access to my crafting supplies for most of 2017 so I'm thrilled to be back to it. This is my first card of 2018 and first card posted in a year! This one is based on the Jingle Belles challenge to make a card using goodies received over the holidays. The Merry Christmas is from the Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge, a thoughtful gift from myself to myself.  

I'm also submitting this to Craft Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hello Coffee Friend

Another rainy day in NorCal! We are officially no longer in a drought...although SoCal is still in drought conditions.

I decided to try out Cas(e) this Sketch #204.  I just love this layout...I could easily make a card everyday with this sketch.

I colored Copic markers on Tim Holtz Coffee Time stamp and die set and then splattered distressed inks on the background.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Just saying hello

This year my resolution is to try my hand at more card challenges, ones I haven't tried before. I also resolve to post my cards to the challenge blogs (resolution #2), which is something I seldom do, but here I go!

This clean and versatile sketch by Kim is from Freshly Made Sketches:

I really like this sketch, it was so easy to design my card. I combined it with the Shopping Our Stash Stickle Me Elmo challenge, to use glitter, like Stickles, on a project. I decided my card needed blue glitter but I didn't have first thought was, well I'll just go git some. But that'd be cheating...Shopping Our Stash is about using what you already have, which is resolution #3. So I settled for the green glitter (Recollections stickles knock-off) and it turned out just ducky. (True confession, this card reminds me of a pair of pants I had in the seventies that had big blue and green pop art style flowers. I loved them.)

And here's some close-ups of a few of the faux stickles.

That was fun...what will I try next?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

No time like the Presents...

First Christmas card of the year!

This one is for the first Jingle Belles Rock challenge of 2017, to make a Christmas card featuring presents or gift wrap or otherwise characterized by giftyness. I bought the stamp for 80% off at Michael's Christmas clearance and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I haven't gotten into the whole coloring book thing, but it was rather fun. 

Happy New Year!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Halloween Fusion

I love the Fusion Challenge blog...I haven't played along for a long time but I think I need to start.  The current sketch is so adaptable that it took me no time at all to come up with my card design. Yay me!

Here's the challenge: 

And here's my take using just the sketch. The papers are Graphic 45 Happy Haunting and Rare Oddities. The witch that I cut using the Cricut Happy Hauntings cartridge.

I also decided to jazz up the back of the card, just for fun. And to get rid of old scrapbook paper. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oh Little Town...

Joining the fun at Jingle Belles, just under the wire! The challenge is to make a card featuring at least one building. Here's my card, using Pink Paislee Snow Village papers. I fussy cut the snow covered homes and used foam tape to create some depth.  Stitched around the edges and made a little tag.