Posts Tagged ‘Cards’

Girl Polish

I really wanted to have some fun with the Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge … using NAIL Polish.  The nail polish I used is my DD’s.  She has started convincing me that there are other polishes besides French Mani’s.

I used some grunge board from Tim Holtz & paper from Cosmo Cricket.  The Sentiment is SU!

Colour Q fun


It’s a Colour Q Challenge!  This week, ColourQ10, I was able to get a sneak peek a few weeks ago so I could be one of the guest designers.  Woo-Hoo!  Arielle supplied us with an adorable Christmas Image.


Here’s my card, that I had a bunch of fun with.  The ribbon, was just gathered on 1 side & then tied to make a yoyo or Rosette.


Be sure to check out other fun goes with this inspiration at the Colour Q Blog.

Used:  Martha Stewart Punch, Ruby Red CS, Bashful Blue CS, Inkadinkado Clear Stamps, DCWV The Christmas Stack PP (from Michaels), Metal Ringed Tag from Staples, Clear EP, Versa Mark Ink, Bashful Blue Ink, White String, Terrifically Tacky Tape.

Gown Inspired


This week’s Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #58, is Shakespeare in Love.  Today is the first day to play & I managed to sneak into the craft room on the typical busy Saturday for a wee escape.  Be sure to give this challenge a go, before next Thursday!  Such a blast.


Great movie, saw it years ago.  Costumes Designs were awesome too & that’s what I went with for this card challenge!  Check this out:


What an outfit.  Anyhoo, here’s my card trying to reflect Gwenyth’s fancy-smancy outfit.


Used:  White Opal Liquid Pearls, Gold Foil Graffix Sticker Paper, Lacé Template, Cats Eye Color Box Inks, Inkadinkado clear Warm Holiday Wishes Stamps, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, Yellow CS Grid Paper (unknown).

Good to Sea You.

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #54 this week was Finding Nemo!  Be sure to play along this week (you have until Thursday, October 22nd get your creation linked).  Taylor is giving away YOUR choice of the newest holiday stamp sets that have just been released fromTaylored Expressions as blog candy!

This was the first movie I ever took my oldest to in the theatres.  Emma was 4 at the time & I watched kids leave the theatre in tears because of the first 10 minutes of tragic loss.  Isn’t that always the way?  My Emma-Sian simply leaned over & paused eating her popcorn, “what happend to the mum, she dead?”  ”yes, she was eaten”, “okay” and then she continued watching.  I asked her when she got home if that movie bothered her & she simply said, “Mum, it’s just a movie!!”  Right.

I don’t know why I found this part of the movie so entertaining, but I did:

Here’s my card:

Yes, I did have these Sizzix-Sizzlit Fish Die Cuts, probably, because it was on sale & probably for a kids project at one point or another.  Honestly never thought I’d use them on a card.  LOL.  Never say never.

Used:  Brilliant Blue Textured CS, Only Orange Textured CS, White CS, Going Grey CS, Tsukneko Brilliance Platinum Planet Dew Drop Pigment Ink, Sizzlit Fish Dies (tropical fish set), Unibal Signo white gel pen, Seeing Spots Stamp Set, Brilliant Blue Marker, Scallop Edge Punch.

October Trio

I saw Kristina Werner’s A Year in Cards:  October 2009 over at Two Peas and thought the trio of cards was too cute so I thought I’d give it a go.  When you upload it to the TwoPeas gallery and select this month’s class, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a TwoPeas store gift certificate. You have until 11:59 pm on November 14th.  Cool!

Used:  Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District Mat Pack, Pretty in Pink CS, White CS, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piecer, Scalloped Circle Punch, Scallop Circle, Junkitz Double Playz Kid Embellishments, SU corner Rounder, Texjas Suede Lace, Assorted Buttons.

1980’s Sweater Card

So the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #45, (can you believe it, #45?) is that tribute to the 1980’s “Sixteen Candles“.

The Challenge this week was to create something à la 1980’s.  Hmmm,  Bill Cosby Sweaters, big shoulder pads, leg warmers, jelly sandles, acid washed jeans, bangles, rubiks cubes, & bad permed hair with big bangs.   I went with an Ode to the Bill Cosby Sweater.

Here it is.  Um I have NO idea who I would give this to.  It’s just so, um, oddly bright.  Maybe for a child.

Used:  Wonderful Words II SU, Spectacular Birthday SU, Bold Brights & More Mustard EP SU, Versa Mark Ink, Basic Black CS, Glorious Green Textured CS, Coluzzle (to make a mask of a wavy line), yellow ribbon.

Traveler’s Inspiration {FOUR}

This weeks Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {four}, hosted by Tina at Travelingmama, comes from Savitri, at Scrapbit, who has this gorgeous picture she took in Rothenburg, Germany:

I thought I’d try one of those fun Flower Pot Pocket Cards, from Stephanie at SplitCoastStampers.

It’s a twist on the regular pocket card, that I thought was such a fun idea.  Pull out yur dirt & flowers & there’s your message.  Honestly, people are so clever.

Used:  Picket Fence & Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Fabric Brads, Sage Ribbon from Michaels, Really Rust CS, EK Success Edge Punch, Silk Flowers, Garden Green CS, Super Sticky Tape, Distressing Ink:  Antique Linen & Weathered Wood.


Time for Kristina Werner’s 56th Colour Inspiration!  This challenge had a lot of colours, so I had a few false starts to the card, before trying to figure out what I was going for.

Here is Kristina’s fun inspiration photo:

Here’s my card.  For each “flower” I poked two holes, for each of the thread to be tucked in, in the centre & at the end of the spiral wrap.  To make the spiral, I just used some tombo glue to hold down the embossing floss/thread.  It dries very quickly.

Used:  So Saffron CS, Apple Cider (I believe) SU DSP, metal ringed tag from Staples, dimensionals, So Saffron Gross Grain 1/2″ ribbon, SU Cute & Curly Stamp Set, Ballet Blue Marker, White CS, Stapler, Embossing (Embroidery Floss) Thread.

Happy HSM

Okay so Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #37 is High School Musical!

The following is a questionnaire to fill out if you are not sure if you have a HSM Fanatic in your home.  NB:  This could also be used interchangeably with the Jonas Bro’s.

Have we seen it:  Yes.

Gone to theatre release:  Yes.

Do we own all the DVD’s:  Yes.

Do we own the Music CD’s:  Yes.

Do we have a 9 going on 10 year old Daughter:  Yes.

Does she own a massive poster of HSM in her room:  Yes.

Is the the second card I made for this challenge, because the first “basketball card” was rejected as ‘not High School Musical Enough?”:  YES.

My oldest, my DD actually wanted me to get all the neighbourhood kids to jump in the air, take a picture & make a scrapbook page.  I might actually have to do that, now that it’s in her brain.

Here’s my our card:

Used:  Yoho Yellow Textured CS, Ridinghood Red CS, Cricut Machine, Mini Monograms Cartridge, Creative Memories Gold Pen, Yellow Highliter, Stapler, Velour Fabric.

Boys & Cars

I thought I give a try to make a Boy’s Birthday Card for the Gallery Idol 2009 Card Submission from Paper Crafts Connection.  Why not, eh?  Looks like fun & I can always use Birthday Cards.  

Be sure to check it out for yourself, as they’ll be holding open auditions until Monday, June 22, 2009.  

Here’s my go for the Open Auditions.  Thankfully, unlike American Idol, I don’t have to hear the criticism, but just have the fun of crafting :)

Used: Kraft CS Stampin’ Up!, DCWV Safari Kids Matstack CS, White CS, Orange Bold Brights Embossing Powder (SU), Versa Mark Ink, Scrapblocks Old Typewriter 6×6″ Rubber Stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms, Mini Dimensionals, Raffia. Border 6 from Home Accents Cartridge cut at 1″ in Cricut Cutter, Corner Rounder.