Friday, February 22, 2019

AAA Cards - Challenge #134

Here is the new challenge at AAA cards:

This was harder than I thought.  I had some ideas that didn't work out like I imagined, so I ended up leaving out the music element and working on just the one corner design.

The corner element is a Sizzix die.  I swiped a gold ink pad on the corner of the cardstock, then added the diecut and a sticker sentiment.  This would make a good masculine birthday card, I think.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #4 - Have a heart

The current challenge at Christmas Kickstart challenges is to use a heart on your project.  I pulled out a very old Stampin' Up set for this heart ornament.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, the diecut opening from My Favorite Things and the embossing folder is from Alexandra Renke.  I popped up the frame and ornament with foam tape for some dimension.  You know it's only 10 months til Christmas, so it's a good time to get a head start on those Christmas cards!

Less is More - Challenge #389

The new challenge at Less Is More is to create a one layer card with the focus on the sentiment.   I used some Distress Oxide inks and blending brushes for the background on my card.

After the background inks had dried, I stamped the large sentiment in black ink and again in Versamark, then heat embossed with a mixture of black embossing powder and black sparkle embossing powder.  The stars were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold pearl embossing powder.  I really like this sentiment because it can be used for birthday or congratulations cards.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A slightly unusual Valentines' Day card

So, what kind of Valentines' Day card do you make for your six year old grandson who is totally NOT into hugs, kisses, or anything cutesy?  I found a cut file that was perfect for him, so here's my slightly unusual Valentines' card.

The cut file was part of a bundle purchased from  I just cut it with my Cricut, and added a little inking to the "poo" and around the edges.

I'm entering this into the current challenge at Die Cut Divas - anything goes with love theme.

The Library Challenge #26 - The Note

The current challenge at The Library Challenge is to create a card inspired by this book/cover:

The Note: The book everyone's talking about by [Folbigg, Zoë]

I haven't read this book (but it's on my list, now) so I took inspiration from the little heart envelope and the love note theme.

This is an older Unity stamp set.  I colored it with Copics and cut a slot in the mailbox to the little notes could be tucked inside.  I think this would make a cute Valentine card.  

Jingle Belles - shaped card challenge

The current challenge at Jingle Belles is to make a shaped card.  I tend to stick with standard rectangular or square cards, so shaped cards are always a bit of a challenge.

I looked through a lot of Cricut images and found an image of Christmas presents that I thought would work.  To make the shaped card, I hid everything but the base layer, duplicated it and flipped it horizontally to make a mirror image, then welded the two base layers together.  The base layer was cut from white cardstock and the top layers were cut from heavy patterned papers, with shimmer paper for the gold ribbon and bows.

Thanks for the inspiration, Jingles Belles!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

My Sketch World - February Sketchathon

Lucy Chesna of My Sketch World is hosting a sketchathon over on her Facebook page.  (Search for My Sketch World).  She has both page and card sketches, so there is a lot of variety to choose from.  I've been able to join in and have made a few pages so far this month.

I didn't get a lot of scrapbook pages done in 2018, so it feels good to have some finished pages this year!