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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Christmas Gift Box with Snowflake

Today I've made a Christmas gift box. This is my first go at heat embossing as I only got my gear yesterday.

I started with covering up my gift box with striped design paper.
Then I covered the sides of the lid with red ribbon.
For the top I embossed the edges with silver.  I also embossed 2 chipboard corners.
The snowflake is cut out of silver mirror carton, using a Memory Box die.
I attached a red brad in the middle.
I've also used some seasonal decoration of pearls, and a red ribbon bow.

This box is for these challenges:
1) 52 Christmas Throwdown - Anything But a Card
2) Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday – Embossing
3) Jingle Belles - Christmas - Snow
4) Crafty Ribbons - Anything but square
5) Nutcrafters - #27 Glitter and Gems
6) Crazy Amigo Challenge - Anything But A Card
7) Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #92 All wrapped up
8) Christmas Card Challenges - #44 Chipboard
9) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Papertake Weekly Sketch and Vintage

I've been travelling for almost 2 weeks, so this is my first card in what seems like ages!
I went for a vintage style card, inspired by the layout of a Papertake sketch.
I've used 3 different DPs for the background. The image is also from a DP. The sentiment is a rub-on. I placed it on a chipboard circle, which I decorated with lace. I've also flowers and pearls.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Papertake Weekly -Sketch*
2) The Crazy Challenge - Seeing Spots
3) Clear It Out! - Child image + any old stash (flowers and lace)
4) Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #87 Anything Goes
5) Card Crafter's Circle - Vintage
6) Twisted Tuesday - Back to Basics NO TOOLS ALLOWED
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Christmas Card with Santa

For this card I haven't used any design papers. I've used kraft, red and white paper. The white paper is embossed with a star pattern, and I've used glimmer mist, but you can't see it from this photo.
I've used gingham ribbon, a Santa image, a digi for the hollies and stickers for the stars. The digi images have been colored with Promarkers and red glitter glue.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Pick 3 (Red, Glitter, Embossing)
2) Paperminutes - #233 No Design Paper
3) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -Tic Tac Toe (Red, Glitter, Santa)
4) Pattie's Creations - Embossing
5) Nutcrafters - #26 Christmas
6) Christmas Card Challenges - Stars
7) Christmas Crafting -Traditional Christmas Colors
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sketch and Vintage

Not feeling especially creative today, but a sketch is always helpful! I've used  3 DPs, a green one with spots, a yellow one with flowers and chevrons and one for the vintage image. I've used green paper too, for the circle frame (Lea'bilities die) and for the swirls (Magnolia die). The die cut elements have got a bit of glitter glue on them.
I've used a little bit of yellow ribbon, a metal butterfly, some pearls and a rub-on for the sentiment.

1) Sweet Sketch - #170 Sketch
2) Come and Get It Challenges - Tic Tac Toe* (Pearls + free + ribbon)
3) Pile It On - Patterned Paper
4) The Ribbon Girls - Pearls
5) One Stop Craft - #198 No floral embellishments
6) Fairy Tale - Anything Metal
7) Poodles Parlour - Here come the girls
8) Simply Create Too - So Old or Vintage
9)  4Crafty Chicks - Metal
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Friday, September 7, 2012

Going through mummy's stuff...

I've used a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil for this card. This girl reminds me so much of a girl called Amanda, so I made a birthday card for her, using glittery sticker letters for her name.
I've colored her with watercolor pencils. I've added glitter glue to her necklace, around the inner circle and on the butterfly.
I've used a Spellbinder die for the scalloped circle and a Magnolia die for the butterfly. The banner is hand cut and I've distressed the edges with lavender colored ink. I've used pastel colored flowers and some pearls.

1) In the Pink - Pink and anything but square
2) Digital Tuesday - #176 Shaped Cards
3) Cupcake Craftroom - Pretty Pastels
4) Pile It On - For a Princess
5) Mo's Digital Challenge - #151 Anything Goes
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Male Criss Cross Card

This is my first criss-cross card.
For the "envelope" I've used 2 different masculine DPs .
For the die cut kraft elements I've used a Spellbinder oval die and a star die. I've also used a grass die, and a scalloped border die for the card inside the "envelope".
The image is a Teddy Bo digi which I've colored with Promarkers. The sentiment is a rub-on and I've used pompon ribbon and pearls for decoration.

I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Here Come the Boys - Teddy Bears
2) By the Cute & Girly - Boys/Men
3) Hooked on Crafts - Cards for Men
4) Scrapper`s Delights Paper Crafts - Birthday
5) Crafty Sentiments - Male Cards
6) Creative Craft Challenges - All about the boys
7) The Pink Elephant - Use Patterned Paper
8) Forever Friends - Ribbon
9) Paperminutes - #232 Combination Old & New (Old: Oval die and rub-on sentiment. New: Digi)
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Brown and Pink with Butterfly

I actually had the color combo from this week's LIM challenge in mind when I started out. But then this design developed from less to slightly more, so I changed direction.
I have used 2 stamps, one for the wooden background (Donna Salazar) and one for the butterfly (Panduro).
The banner with script is made with washi tape and pink carton.
For the hearts I'ved used 2 heart dies, as I wanted the middle to pop out a bit.
I've used brown carton for the frame around the image, as well as for the card base, which I've embossed using a Spellbinder folder with chevron pattern.
I think this card can be used for several occasions, but I think I'll keep this until I'm in need of a "with sympathy" card.

This card is entered into these challenges:
1) Speedy and Friends -#123 Sympathy Cards
2) Card Makin' Mamas - Hearts
3) No Matter Which Challenges - #2 Die Cuts and/or Punches
4) Poodles Parlour - Winged Things
5) In the Pink - Pink plus Wings
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sketch - Red, White and Blue

This sweet little cowboy from Stampavie is one of my favorite stamps. I've colored the image using a combination of Promarker pens and watercolor pencils.
I've used jeans patterned paper as background and two more DPs to make the panel behind the image.
I've also used a row of tickets and some jute, onto which I've added white and blue ribbon and red and white twine.
As for embellishments I've used two red glitter brads and a star shaped metal charm.

I've also decorated the inside, by making a frame of the star patterned DP. I've also added the blue spotted paper and tickets, to pick up the theme of the front page.

 I enter this card into these challenges:
1) Sweet Sketch - Sketch
2) Card Crafter's Circle - For the Fellas
3) Stempelsonnen Challenge - Children
4) Pink Gem Challenge Blog - A Boy Thing
5) My Mum's Craft shop - #72 3 sets of 3 things (3 embellishments, 3 DPs, 3 tickets)
6) Celebrate the Occasion - #77 Child's Birthday
7) Shopping Our Stash - #66 Use Your Favourite Things (jeans patterned paper, jute and image)
8) Hooked on Crafts - Cards for Men
9) The Squirrel & the Fox - One for the Men