Tuesday, June 30, 2009

365 Cards - Day 121 & 122 and Card Patterns Sketch 21 and Pile It On - 4 Buttons

Day 121 - Four Seasons & Card Patterns Sketch 21 & Pile It On - #4 Button it up!

The 365 Cards challenge was to incorporate all four seasons on our card. Pam said she thought this challenge could be fun, and it is wide open to interpretation..the challenge police will take a break on this one - I think I have met that challenge criteria with the sentiment (thanks to SharonSkippy) and the buttons in the seasons colours.
I used the sketch from Card Patterns.
I used the four buttons to associate with the seasons.

Day 122 - It's a Wrap
Today's challenge at 365 cards was to use Wrapping Paper on our card.
CB embossing folder 'snowflake'
Reindeer from PDDU cartridge
Carl CP1 Holly punch
Sentiment using Microsoft word
Scorpal for lines
Detail on reindeer is hand drawn. White gel pen for eye.
Bling from stash
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Cricut June Card Swap

The theme for this month was - Hi or Hello or Just Because.
Cartridges Used - Pooh & Friends - Platnium Schoolbook - Story Book
I also used Swiss Dots & Swirls - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and Nesties.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 120 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today is Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards

I think the card is way too busy - may have to make another one.

Paper - K&Company - Berry Sweet

Cardstock - Bazzill

Ribbon - Regal Trim - Sullivans

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 119 - Seeing a Silhouette & SAS Challenge #21

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to create a silhouette of an image on your card. This might require some fussy cutting or coloring in a stamped image...

Ok - I cheated on this one - I did not have a silhouette stamp and I cannot even cut a straight line with a ruler so I turned to my cricut - I cut the girl from the New Arrival Cartridge and cut her belly off a bit - so I suppose I did do a bit of fancy cutting. LOL
I used the sketch from Stamps and Smiles - my first time at using one of their sketches.
Paper - Pink Petticoat & Funky Fairy's
Ribbon & Sentiment - Misc from stash.
Rhinestone - Kaisercraft
I have just realized I am another year older, it is 12.14am 28th June here in Australia - so it is my birthday - Yippee.....
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Friday, June 26, 2009

365 Cards - Day 115, 117 & 118 and CPS 121 & Pile It On

365 Cards - Day 115 & CPS 121 & Pile It On #3 - Purple

The challenge for 365 Cards was Piece it together, I used the sketch from CPS #121 and Pile It On asked for Purple.

Day 117 - Simply Stamped

The challenge at 365 Cards was Stamped Simply, we could only use One stamped image and One stamped sentiment.

Day 118 - I've Been Framed
The challenge at 365 Cards today was to create a Frame on our card, I hope my card is correct as I don't want to cause any trouble with doing the wrong thing like some of the ladies yesterday - LOL - you ladies were/are just so funny, it was not good for my bad back, laughing so much with the banter going on. TFS
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

365 Cards - Day 116 - Keep It to Yourself: Wedding Card

Today's Keep it to Yourself Challenge is to make a Wedding Card. The message should be clear without an actual sentiment, although it will still count if you put the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Bride & Groom - Cricut - Wedding Cart - Blackout
Scallop Rectangel - Nesties
Ribbon & Clip - Stash
Heart & Swirls Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug.
Have a nice day and Happy Crafting.

Monday, June 22, 2009

365 Cards - Day 114 - Lovin' Lavender

Today's challenge is to make lavender the dominant color on our card.

I am still undecided on this card, but anyway I finished it on time, that is a plus.

DP - Pink Petticoat

Image - Hero Arts

Sentiment - Stamp-It


Rhinestones - Kaisercraft

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Day 113 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today is Sunday so that means that it is Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards.

This is my take on the above Sketch, I think it may be a bit busy - LOL.
Do my buttons look a bit like Arrows??
The Sentiment is cut from Fun Foam using my Cuttlebug and a Cut & Emboss Die - this idea needs to be credited to my Friend - SharonSkippy @ http://skippysplace.blogspot.com/.

DP - Me&My Big Ideas - Fashion District
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ribbon - Stash
Buttons - Stash
Sentiment - Fun Foam & Cuttlebug.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 112 - Everlasting Love

Today's challenge was to Create a wedding card, and use the word "Love" in the sentiment.

Paper - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Misc Wedding Stickers
Dove & Heart - Handmade Tags
Cardstock - Bazzill & DCWV

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Blog Candy Alert - Going Buggy - Very Yummy Candy

The soooooooooo talented Enfys from Going Buggy has a huge Blog Candy giveaway going on to celebrate 40,000+ hits.

Please hop on over to her blog Going Buggy and take a peek at her fantastic creations.
The above picture is of some of the Yummy Candy Enfys is giving away.
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 109, 110 & 111 - Catch Up Again

Day 109 - Colour Scheme

Today's challenge - Use - Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown and Aqua in our card .... and make it a feminine Card!

Day 110 - My Guy

Today's challenge - Make a masculine card, and use an ARGYLE pattern.
Day 111 - Say it With Stripes
Today's challenge - create a card with Bold Colours and Stripes.
It has been a busy and long week for me and I hope to be able to actually make my cards on the same day as the challenge is set from now on - fingers crossed.
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

365 Cards - Day 106, 107 & 108

Day 106 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today is Super Sketchy Sunday and this is my take on the above sketch.
DP - DCWV - Green Stack
Owl Stamp - Kelly Panacci
Sentiment - Computer Generated.

Day 107 - So Girly

Today's challenge was to have the word Girl somewhere on the card - mine is on the DP in the bottom right hand corner.
DP - Autumn Leaves - Cute World Girl
Letters - American Craft
Ribbon - Stash
Rhineshones - Kaisercraft

Day 108 - Oh Boy! and Card Patterns Sketch #19

Today's challenge was to create a card that is all boy - make it masculine birthday card, but not for an adult.
I used the Sketch #19 from CardPatterns.
DP - Kaisercraft
Rub-ons - Kaisercraft
Cardstock - Bazzill and DCWV
Star Punch - Fiskars
This week is Cosmo Cricket Week at 365 Cards and there are 2 kits to be one, so come along and join us.
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

365 Cards - Day 103, 104 & 105

Day 103 - Card Recipe

Today's ingredients for our Card Recipe:

4.25 x 5.5 card
Solid Background
2 Patterned Papers
Stamped Sentiment
3 Jewels

PP - Provocraft - Beyond Birthdays Pad
Jewels - Kaisercraft
Misc Stamped Sentiment

Day 104 - Imagine This: Grass

We were asked to use Grass for the inspiration on our card, we could use an image or just be inspired by an image.

I printed a picture of grass and used my Cricut for the fence and number people and computer generated sentiment.

Day 105 - Sing Along Saturday

Let the song Rainbow Connection inspire our card.

PP - K & Company - Berry Sweet
Ribbon - HOTP
Rhinestones - Kaisercraft
Star Bling - Crafty Bitz

PS - I will be back on Sunday to comment on all the cards I have missed as I have a busy weekend planned.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

365 Cards - Day's 102, 92, 91 & 90

Here are a few catch up cards I have made today and I think I have 2 more to go for May.

Day 90 - I See Your "Two" Colours

The Cuttlebug Embossing Folder was kindly lent to me by my Cricut Message Board Friend - SharonSkippy - Thank you Sharon.
Day 91 - Front & Centre

I have not placed a sentiment on this card as yet because it could be used for Father's Day or a male Birthday.

Day 92 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 102 - Challenge Combo

Today's challenge was a real challenge for me - we were asked to make a card using a challenge from March, April and May.
The combo's I used:
March - Rounding the corner and Flashy Friday
April - Brad, Blossom and Circle
May - Age Is Just A Number and Circles, Scallop & Bling.
I think that is it and I hope it is right.
Have a great day and happy crafting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

365 Cards - Day 100 - Manic Monday & Day 101 - Fun With Food: Veggies

I started my card for Day 100 last night and I thought I would finish it off this morning before my DD woke up but that did not happen because I went to let the chickens out for the day and noticed a car parked in our bottom paddock (I live on 18 acres), it had come off the road and went straight through the fence, so I spent half an hour looking for my horse in that paddock and finally found her - so I did not get to finish the card, but now I have and here it is:

Day 100 - Manic Monday
Pam said: To quote one of my favorite 80's bands, The Bangles, "It's just another manic Monday...
"But in this case, I don't mean something stressful - rather, I challenge you to use 5 bold colors on your card: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, and BLUE - No pastels!

Cardstock - DCWV - Whitecore
Paper - DCWV - Nana's Kids
Image - Pink Petticoat

Day 101 - Fun With Food: Veggies

Today's challenge is Fun With Food: Veggies, Pam said it's as simple as it sounds, just create a card with a veggie (or two or three...) on it. And for extra fun, this challenge is being sponsored by Crop Stop.
The only Veggie paper I had was the Mushroom paper from DCWV - The Green Stack.
Cardstock - DCWV - WhiteCore
Raindots - Kaisercraft
Photo Corners - Jasmine Cricut Cart
Large Mushroom - I actually scanned the paper into my computer and cropped and resized it and cut it out in the DCWV WhiteCore Cardstock.
Fiskars Border Punch

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Pile It On Challenge #1 - Non-Stamped Sentiment & Allsorts Challenge #4 -Pink & White

I was just about to stamp a sentiment for this card I made for Allsorts Challenge #4 -Pink & White and I went to check to see if Pile It On had posted there first challenge and they had - Non-Stamped Sentiment, so I found a sticker sentiment for my card.

Paper - DCWV - Nan's Nursery - Baby Girl
Buttons - Stash
Sentiment - Stash
Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 99 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - Super Sketchy Sunday. As an added bonus Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys! recently celebrated her 10,000th hit on her blog, and she would like to award one lucky 365er a prize. So what do you have to do to be considered for this prize? Just participate in this sketch challenge, AND include a dragonfly on your card. For details on the prize, please visit Jeannie's blog. Thank You Jeannie.
Paper - DCWV - Blossoms & Butterflies
Cardstock - DCWV
Flowers - stash
Raindots - Kaisercraft
Dragonfly - Cricut - Pooh & Friends Cart cut at 2"
Sentiment - Studio G
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

365 Cards - Day 98 - It's An Anniversary!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - It's An Anniversary. It is Pam's 11th anniversary today, so she wanted to see anniversary cards....with a catch (of course). Make the dominant color white -- what!? Oh yes, it can be done - it just requires simplicity :)
Image/Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Bazzill
Happy Anniversay and Hearts - Fiskars
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Pile It On - New Challenge Blog with a Twist

One of our 365 Cards ladies (Vickylyn) has a new challenge blog starting Sunday 7th June 2009 - Pile It On Challenge Blog
The theory behind Pile It On! is to create cards, scrapbook pages or even altered items using MORE THAN ONE challenge!

Here is the concept:
Each Sunday we will give you a challenge. We would like you to incorporate it with our CURRENT challenges (at the time of posting). You will need to include a minimum of one other challenge besides ours to "qualify" to be one of our Three Top Scoops or should there be a prize offered that week.
The only other rule - HAVE FUN!

Do you want some SWEET CANDY?
They will be having 2 blog OPENING Candies!!!

Hop on over to Pile It On Challenge Blog and say hello.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Friday, June 5, 2009

365 Cards - Day 97 - Shape Up #2

Today's challenge brings us another shape.......DIAMONDS! All we had to do is make a diamond the dominant shape on our card (or you can even make it the shape of the card itself). I used the Argyle layer from Wild Card Cartridge - I hope that counts.
Paper & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Cardstock - Bazzill & DCWV
Ink - Bazzinks
Have a nice day and happy crafting.
PS - Thank you ladies for your lovely comments on my UGLY card from yesterday's challenge - It still has not grown on me.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

365 Cards - Day 96 - Fun With Fabric

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - Fun With Fabric. We were asked to use any piece of fabric will do, except for fabric ribbon, buttons, or flowers. Of course we can add those things to our card, but they won't count as the fabric.
I have to say I think this card is very, very UGLY. I will try and make another one.

Panels are fabric by Duralee - Exclusive Mini Prints.
Ribbon - stash
Button - Stash
Flower cut from felt
Cardstock - DCWV & Bazzill.

Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Card Patterns - Sketch 17 & TPE Challenge #17

Challenge #17 for Card Patterns is the above sketch. Michelle said - Another plain and simple sketch to follow this week! Do a vertical or a horizontal card. Flip them, turn it upside down, stamp or paper pierced a bigger image you have been wanting to use. Father's Day is coming, so it may be something you can do!
Challenge #17 for The Pink Elephant was a Recipe Challenge for this recipe you must use:
3 buttons, 2 layers and 1 sentiment. Please feel free to interpret the 2 layers anyway you like, just.Have fun and enjoy!!! - I think my card qualifies for this challenge.
Papers and Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Buttons - Stash
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

365 Cards - Day 93 - Call Me & Day 95 - Wacky Colour Wednesday

Day 93 - Call Me Today's challenge at 365 Cards was to use "Call Me" as the sentiment and/or use an image of a phone on your card. You only have to have one or the other, but you can have both.
I made a shaped Mobile phone card from Cricut - My World Cartridge and Funky Fairy's paper and computer generated sentiment.

Day 95 - Wacky Colour Wednesday

Today's challenge at 365 Cards - So what is the color combo for this one? Let's try BLUE, PINK, and ORANGE - try to stick with those colors as much as possible (that's the challenge part).
Paper - Scenic Route Paper Co
Buttons - Stash
Flower - Stash
Floss - Stash
Faux Stitching - Blue Gel Pen
Have a nice day and happy crafting.

365 Cards - Day 94 - Ad Inspired

Hello to all my 365 Cards Friends, I have been AWOL for a few days, but now I am back into the card making and blog land. I would like to thank a couple of ladies who posted comments on my blog about my whereabouts, I did not think anyone would miss me. I was sick for a couple of days last week and then went away for a long weekend to Noosaville - which was very nice.
I have to share this funny story with you about my sister and her husband and 4 children who house-sitted for me. We live on 18 acares and have a horse, chickens and cats and my sisters family come from the suburbs, so they are not used to the horse, anyway my sister went to put the feed in the chook shed on Saturday afternoon and my horse must have spotted her going in with the feed and had her trapped in the chook shed until she had finished all the chook food, my sister tried to push her out of the way but she would not budge until she had finished, her husband came up after hearing her yelling and said to my horse "move horse move", I fell on the bed laughing so hard my stomach hurt. I know it was not funny for them at the time, but they did laugh about it afterwards, I hope they will come back and house-sit for us again.
Anyway onto the today's challenge at 365 Cards, Tammy selected the beautiful Ad above for us to be inspired in any way liked.
Papers - Pink Petticoat & Funky Fairy's
Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Fiskars
Ribbon - stash
Flowers - cut from Funky Fairy's paper
Rain Dots - Kaisercraft.
Have a nice day and happy crafting.