Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to Draw Funny Monsters

Hey there!  Today I have something a little different, a card I made with a hand drawn image. Ansley recently got her hands on this book I've had forever and we decided to see if we could draw some of the monsters.  I don't think of myself as someone who can draw, but this book makes it really easy!  We got pretty silly and I thought this guy would be perfect for a Halloween card.

Here's the book.  If it makes me look like I might be able to draw than anyone can do it!

I'm playing along at a couple of Halloween challenges:

Update: This card was chosen as the winner of the Pinspired Challenge #20, woot woot!  You can see the post here. How cool is that?

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Fond Farewell...

Happy Saturday crafty friends!  I'm sad to say that today will be my last post as part of the team over at Retro Sketches.  It has been an awesome time this month as their headliner and I will certainly miss being a part of it.  Here's my card for this week:

The sketch this week is based on this card by Lauri

I can't wait to see what everyone posts in the gallery!  Thanks for looking, keep it crafty! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nuts About You!

Hey crafty friends!  Today I had a little time to sneak down to my craft cave and I made this card for CAS(E) this Sketch! and the Color Throwdown.

 I haven't had much of a chance to play with these new colors so this was a good excuse!

Thanks for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Stamps: Giving Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding (SU!)
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar (SU), Spice Tin (Jenni Bowlin)
Misc:  Sequins, Bakers Twine

Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's time for another Retro Sketch!

Hey there crafty friends!  It's Saturday and that means time for another awesome sketch over at Retro Sketches.  After this I only I have one more week to play along with their amazing Design Team!  I've been having a blast this month!  This week's sketch is based on this card by Kasia.

Here's my card: 

I can't wait to see what everyone does with it this week.  I'm always amazed at the gorgeous cards in the gallery there!  

Also linking up over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for holiday cards.

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Muse Challenge #39

Here's my card inspired by this week's card over at the Muse Challenge.

Here is this week's gorgeous MUSE card by Marion Vagg:

 I love the blue stripes with a hint of red, so that is what inspired my card design this go around.

Thanks so much for stopping by, keep it crafty!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Trick or Treat

Here's my card for this color challenge #170 over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Here's the inspiration photo:

I also took another crack at this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!

And since I used a clear stamp I'm linking up at this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Three Foxes

 Here's my card for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! and colourQ challenges:

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Retro Sketches #85

Hello crafty friends!  It's time for another sketch from Retro Sketches!

This week's sketch is a based on this card by Arielle.  Here's my take on it:

 I can't wait to see everyone's entries this week! Here is the sketch:

I can't get enough of the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods goodies and I used them to make two different cards from the sketch.

And now that I finally have some Lawn Fawn stuff I can play over at the Lawnscaping Challenge, hooray! 

Thanks so much for looking, keep it crafty!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sending Cheer

Here's a card I made using the Color Me Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up.  I've been trying my hand a little bit of coloring lately, and it's been fun, although I have a lot of practicing to do.  Practice, practice, practice!

I made this over the weekend using the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments but the challenge deadline got away from me, oops!  Posting him anyway because he's just too cute!  This is the sketch I used:  

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pinch Me!

...Because I must be dreaming...

Today I became the October Headliner over at Retro Sketches!  I just about fell out of my chair when Arielle asked me.  I'm super excited to be creating with such an amazing design team at one of my favorite challenges for an entire month, so here goes!

She sketched THIS CARD for this week's challenge.   Here's my retake:

I knew I wanted to use washi tape again and have an element "bursting" out from behind like the original, but it took me a few tries before I decided to see if I could use rows of washi tape and trim them to look like the bricks in a fireplace.  I think that little flame guy on a log is so darn cute, he's perfect for a fireplace.

Here's the sketch this week:

I hope you all play along, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  Thanks for stopping by, and keep it crafty!

Stamp Set: Cozy Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Real Red, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Papers: 12 Days of Christmas 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Red chevron washi tape, Stardust Stickles, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (SU!)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beautiful Beginnings Card

Here's a wedding card I made for some friends of mine who are getting married this weekend.  Of course I have procrastinated until just a few days before, but luckily I found some inspiration at the Muse challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

The sentiment is embossed with silver on vellum, it took me a few tries to get a picture that showed how it reflects.  I love silver embossing!

I love the colors in the muse card, so I decided to use Wisteria Wonder, which I rarely do for some reason. I wanted to have some white embossing to mimic the muse card, so I  used strips of white to make a wedding cake, and embossed them each with a different pattern.  I used two kinds of polka dots, and it's perfect for the "going dotty" theme over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. 

  And here's this weeks Muse card:

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

You're So Tweet

My card for Colour Q #209.  I love the bright and cheery colors this week:

Also linking up at the Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge where Anything Goes. 

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!

Stamps: Giving Thanks (Simon Says Stamp), Welcome Spring (Paper Smooches)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Alcohol Markers (Spectrum Noir)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thankful to Know You

Hey friends! I'm back with another Fall card for CAS-ology.  I'm loving the all the Autumn crafty goodness I'm seeing out there, so I was happy to to see that the cue card this week is Harvest.

The inside...

Also playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Thanks for looking, keep it crafty!