Monday, October 31, 2011

Last one for tonight

but check back tomorrow because I have at least one more to post.  I've had this Acorn stamps for a long time.  It's part of a Unity Stamp set.  This is one of the smallest stamps in the set and I was excited to finally ink it up.

A different angle so you can see the shadow box or frame effect.

This fits severals different challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - Autumn/Fall
Just Us Girls - Decorated/Altered Frame
Card Makin Mamas - Die Cut (green leaves)
Basic Grey Challenges - Anything Goes (patterned paper - Mellow)
Stamptacular Sunday - Borders and Frames

Past my bedtime.  Talk to you all tomorrow.


Ruff Day

Gosh I was so busy yesterday making cards for challenges which never seems to be something that I have time to do.  Of course, by the time I was done it was much too dark to get any pictures hence the postings a day later.

This cute little image from Kenny K is again one I've had for eons and never used.  It took me a bit to come up with a sentiment but I think this works.

I colored the image with colored pencils.  Poor puppy!

I'd like to enter this at The Sweet Stop  SSS132. 


Old Timer

I've had this image for a long time and finally decided to put it to work.  I created this for a certain gentleman that isn't getting any younger these days.

And the inside

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Birthday Sundaes - Birthday Card
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - #79 Sketch

I did make a small adjustment to the sketch but the basic concept is there.  I do hope it is acceptable :)

Happy Halloween!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

Yes you heard me right!  The current challenge at Dream Valley Challenges is "Anything Goes"  Head on over and link up anything you make this week be it a card, layout, jewelry, home decor project, etc.  Now remember there is a 3 entry limit to help the DT not get too overwhelmed with projects to look thru!  Here is the card I made.

*All patterened papers are from the Black Currant paperstack by DCWV
*Steampunk Amelia in Frame Digi Stamp is from Sassy Studio Designs - unfortunately she is no longer available.  She was a freebie for their 500 follower celebration at Paper Craft Planet.
*Happy Birthday Ticket was a freebie image that I accidentally saved without the name of the place I got it from.  Darn it!  If anyone recognizes it please leave me a comment so I can give them credit for it.

I'd also like to enter this at:
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes

Head over to Dream Valley Challenges to check out the rest of the wonderful creations from the rest of DT.  Have a wonderful Sunday!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge

Happy Sunday evening!  This card was created using on of the free Steampunk Frames from the celebration that Sassy Studio Designs had last week for reaching 500 followers.  I promised to show more and here is Steampunk Victoria in a frame.  I created this for the Fussy & Fancy Challenge, 3 B's.  The challenge was to use Black, Bling and a Border punch.

Obviously you can find the black.  The border punch was used on the pink dot cs.  In addition to rhinestones outlinging the border punch, the pink cs is foiled and the cogs on her hat/brooch are colored with a glitter pen for plenty of bling!  This is my first time at this challenge blog but I liked the challenge so thought I'd give it a try!


Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge - #4

It's the last leg of the progressive challenge.  This challenge was to use Steampunk Vivian in Anything Goes.  Before I get to my card, I just want to say "Thank you" to Sassy Studio Designs.  All 8 of this images were free to celebrate 500 followers.  How incredibly generous of them.  They were available thru their group on Paper Craft Planet.  This is the 4th Steampunk that you have seen here but there were also Steampunk ladies in frames too.  I have been creating with them and you'll start seeing them this week.  Without further ado, let me introduce you to Steampunk Vivian.

Here is a close up of my embellishment.  They are little washer things (something out of the garage).  Inside each I placed a black rhinestone. 

I'd like to enter this in these additional challenges:

Paper Sundaes #92 Sundae Bar - I used black, sparkle and distressing around my image
Birthday Sundaes #32 - Color challenge using purple, green, black and white

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge

We are on Sassy Steampunk #3 and her name is Victoria.  The challenge this time at Sassy Studio Designs is create a Victorian card.  That is a toughy.  I hope this will be considered Victorian.  I created a shape card using Cricut Cart Sophie.  I thought it felt the part.  Did a little inking and added a bow and flowers.

Hope every one has or had a great Friday evening depending on your location!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New cardmaking record

So I had Sassy Steampunk Amelia to work with on the progressive challenge at Sassy Studio Designs.  Thankfully I had her colored last night.  At 20 min. to deadline I started on the card and this post.  I got her linked up with 3 minutes to spar.  Whew.  Wasn't how I had it planned but I had to make 48 cupcakes tonight that I forgot about.

Lavendar paper is has a sheen to it, not quite glitter but very pretty.  The requirements in addition to using Steampunk Amelia was to include a clock and/or cogs.  There is a clock on the bicycle which was a freebie from, Beyond the Fringe.  There are cogs in the corner, well actually they are some kind of washer from the garage.  Don't tell DH.  As you can see I cut out Amelia and pop dotted her.  Oh, I also got brave last night and tried out the Copics on her.  Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be :) 

Hope you enjoy my card.  I'll definitely have more time for the next one!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Sassy Studio Designs Progressive Challenge

Sassy Studio Designs is celebrating 500 followers by giving away images if you participate in their progressive challenge.  The 1st image is called Steampunk Josephine.  There is still time left.  You have until 8pm PDT to download the image and create a project using metal embellishments.  There will be a new image for those that participate in this challenge, 4 images total and a random drawing for SSD images.  Love this image.  I am just getting my 1st exposure to steampunk and it's so much fun.  Here is my take on Miss Steampunk Josephine

 Lighting is not very good so I also took a couple of close up pics too.

These metal embellishments are ancient.  They have teeth on the back to push thru the paper and then bend down to hold in place.  They seemed to fit the card though and I used up stash :)  Yeah for me!  DH would be so pleased to know I used up what I had and didn't buy more!  Patterened paper is also and old scrap.  Used TH distress ink (old paper) on image so it wasn't such a stark white.

Image was colored with colored pencils.  I don't trust myself with copis yet on something this detailed.  Just not there yet.  It's hard to see but the hardware in the image (buckles, buttons, etc) were touched with a glitter pen for a little extra pop.

I'd also like to enter this in Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Halloween Mini - Pic heavy!

I have been on a make my own album kick.  My sister has a 4yo son (my nephew) so she ended up getting the albums that I'll be posting this week.  My kids are 15 and 18yo so not much use for these particular styles.  I will be making more and more age appropriate for my kids!    The 1st mini this week is for Halloween since it is just around the corner.


I see a few of the photos have shadows from my big head!  Sorry about that.  I'd retake them but the album has already move to it's new home in Missouri. 

Paper collection that I used for the whole album was Recollection - Midnight Magic.  Other products used are paper bags, cardstock, chipboard and duck (yes duck) tape.  There a several cricut cuts from Happy Hauntings also included. 

This album is made from paperbags but not in the way most would think of .  I learned a new technique from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon.  She creates some amazing projects.  You need to check out her blog if you haven't already.

There are so many nooks and crannies to add pictures and journaling.  It's very difficult to capture with a camera.  Almost need to video tape the walk thru but I don't have a camcorder.  Sorry!

Hope you enjoy the album!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pumpkin Magic

Good Sunday morning everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  The new challenge for the next fortnight is Halloween.  Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday!  My kids are older now so no more trick or treating.  I do have a 4 yr old nephew that lives in another state that I get send gifts to.  The card I made goes with his package.

Image - Robyn's Fetish
Orange CS - Bo Bunny dot
Purple CS - scrap

Our sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps.  One lucky winner will get 5 digital images.  Now everyone get to work on those Halloween cards and don't forget to pop over Dream Valley Challenges to see all the other creations from the DT.  They are all wonderful and creative!

I'd also like to enter this in the following challenges

Paper Sundaes - Halloween
Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colors
Freshly Brewed Challenges - Pumpkin
Card Makin Mamas - Halloween
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Halloween/Goth

Thanks for stopping by and please check back later this week.  I'll be posting 3 different mini albums that I created.  They are pretty cool if I do say so myself.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Challenge #17 - Monochromatic

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.  This fortnight the challenge is to create a monochromatic project.  This challenge is being sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts.  I choose to use green for my card.  Green has been quickly fading away around here with the colder fall temps.  I wanted to hang on to it just a bit longer!

My picture is a bit grainy I see.  Sorry about that.  My camera battery is dead and I was running late and had to use my phone.   I'll get my battery charged and get a better pic up in a little while.

Pop over to Dream Valley Challenges to see all the rest of the details and start on your creation!  There also quite a few DT creations to check out  for inspiration.  All the ladies made wonderful creations in varying styles so there is something to appeal to just about everyone!  Have a great Sunday!