Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gift card holder and...

Hello again!  Today I had some down time and decided to try my hand at a few challenges. First I did a gift card holder.  I wanted it to look like a gift bag since I knew there was a gift bag challenge going on (except I didn't use the right image!)  :)  I cut a strip of cardstock at 3.5" and scored it 1" on one end and cut 1" on the other end, then scored again at 4.25" at from each end.  I folded along the score lines.  I cut with decorative edge scissors on the outer flap.  I punched through the 3 layers with the Crop-a-Dile and then affixed silver eyelets on each hole.  For the front, I decorated with BG paper. The image is from SU.  The flower was made using a SU flower punch and a jeweled brad.  On the inside, I used the slit punch to make the gift card holder.  Finally, I closed it with a piece of hemp twine.

The next card is a Christmas card.  I decided to dig through some old stamps and found this tree and the sentiment.  I used the sketch from BG.  The paper is Eskimo Kisses.  Isn't it adorable?  I, of course, had to add glitter and sparkle :)  And I just love these brads!

Gift card holder fits the following challenges:  Cupcake Craft-Gift card holder, Pollycraft-Christmas, Everybody Art Challenge-Christmas,  Charisma Cardz-Anything Christmas, Colour Create-Red, green, and white, C.R.A.F.T.-Christmas gift, Papercutz-Anything goes, Crazy 4 Challenges-Punch happy and Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Christmas.

Card fits the following challenges:  Pollycraft-Christmas, Everybody Art Challenge-Christmas, Charisma-Anything Christmas, Colour Create-Red, green and white, Basic Grey-Sketch (and BG papers), Secret Crafter- Christmas trees, Stamp Scrap & Doodle-Christmas, Bizzy Bec's-Christmas and lots of sparkle.  

So that's it for now!  I'm enjoying my long weekend...although I'm not happy it's almost over :(  Anyway, I hope to have more tomorrow!  Have a great night!

Weekend Stamping!

Hello there!  I hope all of you in the states had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I have a great time with my parents, my brother and one of my second cousins.  It was a great day!  Today I am posting a couple of cards I've made over the last week or so that I haven't had a chance to post.  The first is a non-traditional Christmas card.  I was looking for an excuse to use my Surfer Ian GF stamp, so I thought a little taste of Hawaii would be a good choice.  I followed the sketch for Aly's Sunday Sketch.  I used my favorite brand of stamp to fit the "favorite things" challenge at Creative Card Crew. Creative Belli wanted to see chipboard.  Charisma Cardz, Stamp, Scrap and Doodle, Pollycraft, Everybody Art and Bizzy Bec's all wanted to see Christmas (Bizzy Bec's also wanted lots of sparkle which is in his hair...all glittered with a gel pen!)  Ildi Co wanted a Christmas song inspired card (Mele Kalikimaka). PaperCutz said "anything goes!" Allsorts wanted buttons.  And I believe that's it for that one!

The next card is a birthday card for my nephew, Kam.  His hero is my nephew, Blake, who is in the military.  So he loves anything military.  I went with Soldier Ian.  I tried to do browns and greens to make it as boyish as possible.  The sentiment is printed on the computer.  I used an old sketch I found as the inspiration.  It fits the buttons challenge at Allsorts, Creative Card Crew's favorite things (I love GF stamps!), La La Land wanted to see 3 papers, 2 cardstocks and 1 embellishment, Cute Card was something for boys, PaperCutz was anything we want, Saturday Spotlight was hats (helmet count??) and Anyone for Anya was "fake it" (faux stitching).

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Whimsy Monday!

Happy Monday!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Today at Whimsy, the challenge is Christmas!  We'd love to see your Christmas creations!  I went with this adorable new Whimsy image, "Purrfect Gift."  I colored it with watercolor pencils and some glitter gel pens.  I also used another new Whimsy stamp from the Holiday postmark set.  I'm feeling so festive with all of these Christmas cards...I'm so excited for the holidays!  Thanks for stopping by and please remember to stop in on the rest of the DT to see more!

This card works with these challenges:
A Spoon full of Sugar:  Baby's 1st Christmas/preschooler Christmas
Crafty Creations: Metallics
Simon Says: Animal antics
Colour Create:  Red, green, white, Christmas
Fun with Shapes and More:  Gift as image
Kraftin' Kimmie: Merry Christmas
Bizzy Bec's: Christmas and sparkle
Pollycraft:  Christmas

Some challenges...

Hi there...I will make this quick since I have little time to chat ;)  This weekend I was a stampin' fool!  I made some challenge entries.  This first card-with the bear-fits Charisma Cardz sketch.  It's perfect for the baby's 1st Christmas theme at A Spoon Full of Sugar too.  Christmas is the theme at Kraftin' Kimmie's and Bizzy Bec's also...with an element of Sparkle on Bec's.  Creative Inspirations also wanted to see sparkle.  Simon Says featured "Animal Antics." 

The second and third pics are of my Flutterby Anya card.  I created this card using the sketch from The Crafty Pad.  She also fits the recipe for Stamp With Us with 2 papers, 3 brads and one stamp.  Die Cuts wanted girly, and Danni's likes butterflies.  And Creative Inspirations again, with the sparkle!

Finally, I have a thank you card I whipped up for my mom.  She recently bailed me out of a major bind with a sick animal.  I just wanted to give her a little thank you.  This card was for the PTW sketch.  La-La Land has a Thankful theme.

So that's all for now!  Thanks for looking :)  Happy Stamping!