Friday, September 25, 2009

Stamp Something!

It's FRIDAY!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! That means a new challenge at Stamp Something (and it means TOMORROW is Alan Jackson!!!!)  Okay, so the challenge at Stamp Something this week is Favorite Sketch or Layout.  Choose your favorite card design!  I chose an old sketch from another blog...wish I could remember which (and too lazy to go find it in the pile!)  I used some Christmas paper from Rusty Pickle for the background and the sentiment.  The image is my newest Greeting Farm image "Skater Ian." I love him!  He looks naughty, but my guess is Santa will still deliver :)  I wanted to make something appropriate for the nephews for Christmas.  Thanks so much for stopping by and please stop over at the rest of the DT's pages for more inspiration! 

This card fits these challenges:

Charisma Cardz:  Gettin' Sporty
Cupcake Crafts:  Distressing
Cute Daisy May:  Texture (the green triangle is embossed)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Last one for the day. this one I started this weekend and then finished this afternoon, using a sketch from Sketch Saturday. I wanted to make a winter card to build my collection for distributing to friends and family this year, and while I was at it, I wanted to fit some challenges!  So the snowflake theme was for Allsorts. The embossing on the snowflakes was for Basic Gray Challenges.  I put a pearl necklace on the Whimsy Seal and lots of pearl accents to make it girly for the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge "for the girls."  Finally, I went with tons of distressing to fit the Daring Cardmakers "Shabby chic" challenge and the "shabby" challenge at Everybody Art Challenge, and finally the Distressing Techniques challenge at Cupcake Craft.  I know it fits more challenges, but I think I'm done trying to figure them out for today :)  Thanks for stopping by again!

A card for Chase...

Hello again. So this is a card for my 13 year-old nephew.  He was injured pretty seriously in a bicycle accident.  He tried to land a jump and instead, landed in the hospital with a lacerated liver and fractured forearm...poor kid!  He's home now, recovering. So I thought I'd send a card to wish him well!  I don't have much that works with boys his age, so I did my best!  I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers. I embossed the sentiment on the tag and inside the card.  The image, GF "Edward," is colored with watercolor pencils and highlighted with white gel pen. The edges of the tag and the pocket are distressed with a sanding sponge to fit Cupcake Craft's challenge.  I did some faux stitching and doodling to fit the challenges over at Papertake Weekly and Three Clovers (respectively).  The pocket fits the challenge over at Cute Card Thursday "hidden treasures."  The ribbon qualifies over at Paper Maniac's challenge.  The embellishments (and they are aplenty!) fit the LaLa Land challenge. I think that's it for now!  One more to come in a bit!  Thanks for stopping by :)

Whimsy Challenge!

Happy Monday!  I'll be posting a few today, but the first is for Whimsy Stamps Challenge!  Our challenge this week is "Button, Button. Who's got a Button?"  So obviously, we'd like to see buttons on your creation!  I went with a fun fall themed belated birthday card!  I used the Owl from Whimsy Animals collection and colored him in watercolor pencils.  I used some fun papers and lots of coordinating buttons and some eyelets!  I want to tell you that the pic is not great, but by this weekend, I will be getting a camera so the picture quality WILL FINALLY improve!  Thanks for checking it out! And please drop by Whimsy to check out the other DT samples!

This card also fits the challenges for:

Cute Daisy May:  Texture (the background paper feels like sandpaper with the glittered dots and leaves. And the cardstock is also textured)
Stamp With Fun:  Autumn (fall colors)
My Time To Craft:  Polka Dot Party (background paper)
A Spoon Full of Sugar:  Fall into Autumn (fall colors)
Papertake Weekly:  Faking it (faux stitching)
Creative Inspirations: Animals
LalaLand:  Embellish it (buttons)
Simon Says: Recipe 3 embellishments (I have more than 3 total, but I have 3 TYPES of embellies), 2 papers 1 image
Lili Of the Valley: Green, brown and orange
Pile it On: Punches (sentiment)
Three Clovers:  Doodle or handwrite (sentiment is handwritten)