Monday, September 15, 2014

Challenge #115 at 2 Cute Ink - Fall

It's challenge day at 2 Cute Ink. We have a seasonal challenge this time - fall.  I fell in love with this cute little bird - isn't he precious?  I have this stack of autumn/fall papers that I've had for years and I'm trying to work my way through, so I took the colors from the paper stack and went to town.

Supplies
Black Birdie Digital Stamp by 2 Cute Ink
Crafter's Companion Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Copics
DCWV Autumn Splendor Stack
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Come and Get It - use a digi with an autumn theme
2. Lacy Sunshine #42 - things with wings
3. Pile It On #37 - flowers and/or feathers
4. Crafting at the Weekend #5 - anything goes
Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 278 sponsored by Core'dinations

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored this week by


Core'dinations is generously providing a prize to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


I wandered a bit over the green spectrum of my card.  I'm still really happy with the way it turned out.  I was inspired by this card by Wendy Weixler, which I found on Pinterest.


Supplies
Core Essentials Cardstock by Core'dinations

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #277 sponsored by 7 Kids College Fund

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations!  We are sponsored this week by


7 Kids College Fund is generously providing a prize of a $20 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


I've been experimenting with art journaling recently.  I watercolored the background.  I made a collage sheet with paper and embellies from Kristin Aagard's Nerd Alert, and tore that up to make the tree trunk.  I printed the map paper from the same kit to make the "leaves."  I added an apple with glasses from the same kit.  I found the Apple a Day Kit from the Orchard Girls at Scrap Orchard and added the other apple and the tag with a quote I found from Carl Sagan.


Supplies
An Apple a Day by the Orchard Girls

Happy Crafting!
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Monday, September 1, 2014

2 Cute Ink Challenge #114 - Anything Goes!

I'm so excited to announce that I'm now a member of the 2 Cute Ink Design Team!  I love these super cute images and am delighted to join.

Today, is my first card for the 2 Cute Ink Challenge.  Since the challenge is anything goes and Peanut's 7th birthday is coming up (where has the time gone?!?), I thought I would make a birthday card for her.  As with many little girls, her favorite colors are pink and purple and she loves unicorns.  Lucky Unicorn is perfect!


I colored Lucky Unicorn with Copics.  I added silver glitter to her mane and tail, which is really sparkly and not showing up in the picture.  I added silver doilies, silver net, feathers (instead of leaves) and a flower.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. 4 Crafty Chicks #209 - something old/something new - the image is new and the embellies are old - you're right it is good to go through the stash
2. Crafty Girls Challenge #25 - anything goes
3. Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
4. Southern Girls Challenge - It's all about texture

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

My First Mail Art

I stumbled across this Mail Art Tutorial on Ziggle Designs blog when I was looking for something to craft on the Scrap Orchard site.  I was inspired and the video really helped me figure out what to do.

Here's the front of the envelope:


Here's the back of the envelope:


Once I had the envelope done, I needed a card to go in it. I  decided to use the same art journal feel for the card.  I remembered these nautical Magnolia stamps that I had in my stash and I thought they'd be perfect for the card.


The card and the envelope both have a hidden door:


Here's the inside - love the "ahoy" word art:


Supplies
Nautical by Red Ivy Designs
Magnolia Stamps
acrylic paint

I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges:
1. That Craft Place - Summery colors
2. Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
3. Crafty Calendar August challenge - anything goes

Happy Crafting!
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It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored this week by


DtsArt is generously providing a prize of 2 images to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Here's my card.  I got well into creating it before I looked at the colors - whoops!  Luckily, I have pool and white in my card.  I added a couple of coral accents.  I was having fun with my sprays to create the background.


Supplies
Fairy Lila May in a Frame Holding a Flower by Dts Art
Perfect Pearl Mists - Heirloom Gold and Perfect Pearl
Copics

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge sponsored by Jellypark

It's challenge day at Cupcake Inspirations! We are sponsored this week by



Jellypark is generously providing a prize of 2 images to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake:


Here's my card featuring rose bunny rabbit from Jellypark.  Peanut was playing around in my craft supplies the other day and found my Skittles from Abusybee.  I had forgotten about them - dangers of too much craft stuff? - and they were perfect for this card.

Happy Crafting!
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