Monday, August 31, 2009

Moxie Fab - Clean and Graphic

Wow, I have been away from my Craft Room for more than 3 weeks and I am suffering Craft Withdrawal Symptoms :-! We were on an amazing trip to Washington and Alaska ~ more on that to follow.

But right now I have to get in on Moxie Fab's fantastic-fabulous-fun-challenges ... yes, I said challenges!!! Cath always has so much inspiration, new trends and new products to share with us on her Blog , but last week she focused on different 'styles' of Christmas crafts, and I plan to give them all a try. However, the dead line is Monday September 7th - NO problem, right ;)

The first card is for the "Clean and Graphic" challenge. Check it out!

We are to create a clean and graphic holiday card, gift wrap, ornament, home decor item, or paper crafted gift. The project must have at least one stamped image on it.

My card details:
Stamp - It's a really old wood stamp, imprinted on the side is "Martha By Mail" (I think that would be Stewart?!). Inked this baby with Brilliance Archival Ink "Moonlight White" and heat embossed it with "Hologram" embossing power-which has some pretty sparkle to it.
Card Stock - White card base (embossed with "Cuttlebug's-Swiss Dot") and dark green textured mat are from AC Moore.
Embellishments - Bling is from "Studio 18", Merry Christmas is an outline sticker from "Anita's Art Stamps" and the natural jute twine is from my stash~I thought it fit well with the "GREEN" feel of the tree image :o)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Caardvarks - Winter Wonderland Challenge

Caardvarks has a challenge to create a Winter themed card. You can use a Holiday card, snowmen, snowflakes or whatever reminds you of the Winder season!
You have until August 15th at midnight PST to post your entry ~ and the prize is
A collection of *new* Hero Arts stamps!

This was a welcomed change in our hot hot hot weather to think WINTER for a short time ;O)

My Card: Snowman stamp from"Inkadinkado" is inked with Stampabilities "French Blue" on white cardstock from ACMoore and I distressed ink around the edges. All coloring is with Glitter Gel Pens and the snow is highlighted with Stickles "Icicle" glitter. The top half of the base "Aqua Blue" cardstock is embossed with Cuttlebug's "Swiss Dot", the bottom embossing is "Divine Swirl". The red and kraft twine is from Michael's and the glittery star embellishments are from "Dress It Up". Used my rounder punch from "Marvy" and the "let it snow..." was printed on my PC.

Thanks for stopping by ~ have a good night!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

CPS Sketch #127 and House Mouse Challenge #49

Hi There! Hope you are having a good weekend and some beautiful summer weather where you are ~
I'd like to share this card I made for two challenges today :=)

Card Positioning Systems has a fun sketch for us this week and they are sponsored by DRS Designs. The deadline is tonight, however. Check out what awesome cards the design team created over there. My other challenge entry this week is for House Mouse. Challenge #49 will run until August 31st cause they are on their summer break so you have plenty of time to get your card posted there.
The challenge this week is "Back To School" and the Design Team has come up with some fun projects there as well.
My Card - House Mouse Stamp "Sunny Side Up was inked with Stampabilities "Chocolate Brown", colored with water color paints, with the sunflower outlined in Glitter Gel Pens and Sticklers "Copper" dots the center. I partially cut around the sunflower petals for some demension and glued onto card with "Pop Dots" from All Night Media. Bling is from Hero Arts. Patterned card stock is from DCWV and yellow base card is from Michael's. Used my rounder corner punch from Marvy.

Thanks for checking out my Blog and, as always, I love hearing what you think.