Monday, November 18, 2013

Happy Harvest -

Hello my crafty friends! It's been a long time.  I have to tell you, it's not feeling like fall down here on the river, we're still doing 90's. 

Today, I'd like to share a card I'm entering into the Peachy Keen Challenge Anything Goes. Click HERE for all the fun.

I used stamps from PKSC-22 October 2013 stamp set.   Then I used a puncher and punched out several different colors of branches.  Added a hemp bow and a golden/copper flower charm. VIOLA!
That's it for today, short n sweet.  --C

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wicked Birthday

Oh it's finally cooling off down here on the Colorado River! I love fall, it makes me want to craft! With that said, here's a card for a good friend whose birthday is on Halloween.  I was so glad Miss Emma over at My Creative Time created the Fright Night set and it included the phrase Have a Wicked Birthday.  Get over to her site to purchase this fun set for the holiday, HERE.

Now onto my card:
As I mentioned, I used MCT Fright Night set and used the sentiment Have A Wicked Birthday and stamped it in Memento Tangelo (Orange) and used clear embossing powder.  It shows up nice and shiny.

Last year I purchased Teresa Collins Chic n Scary in the Cricut Craft Room.  They had so many fun cuts I didn't get to use them all last year.  The October 31 cut was perfect for my friends birthday.

This cut was done at 2.258 by 2.5 then I cut a circle in white for the background.  Since this card is for  a guy, I tried really hard to keep it masculine, but still ended up adding a bow.
Hope he doesn't mind LOL
I'm entering this card in MCT Designer Challenge: Birthday 
Click HERE to enter your birthday project.   That's it for today.  Have a great day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Fall

My, oh my, how the time has gone by since my last post.   I've been doing some crafting just haven't had the time to post.  I've had some changes in my life...IT'S ALL GOOD, and I won't bore you with all the details. 
This weekend I was really feeling the heat and the humidity from our monsoon storms we've been having and I just want fall to be here already so it can cool off.  So while in my craft studio I did the Fall Dance LOL and made this card.

The sequins idea came from Nikki over at Scrappin Navy Wife and I couldn't wait to give it a try. The leaves are from MCT Stitched Leaves Dies. Click here for MCT

I first heat embossed my sentiments, these were from my stash.
I placed the dies in the arrangement I wanted and ran it through the Cuttle Bug.  Then I took a piece of scrap paper and placed it behind the front of the card and traced w/ pencil the area that needed to be covered in sequins.
I used Red, Gold, and Orange, the colors of Fall, for my leaves. I used my two sided permanent runner tape and they held really well.  After all the sequins were in place, I placed on the inside so the sequins showed through the leaves and secured it w/ tape.  Then I took white card stock cut to fit the card to cover the 'insides' so it looked finished.
To top off the card, I used light orange/peach colored sheer ribbon on the side. Viola.

That's all I have for today. Can't promise when I'll post again. Happy Crafting!  --C

Monday, May 13, 2013

You're Brilliant! MCT Designer Challenge

Today I'm sharing a set of 4 3x3 cards that were inspired over at My Creative Time.  Miss Glora is this week's designer. 
When I saw this challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  And although they're not "critters" these little graduation cards are going to the little critters in my life. LOL  A few of my nephews are graduating from kindergarten and grade school.  I want to send them something to tell them to keep up the great work.  And these little cards are perfect.
The light bulb is from MCT "You're Brilliant" stamp and die set.  The graduation cap is from my stash and used silver embossing so the cap would stand out against the black card stock.  And of course, the sentiment You're Brilliant   
There's still some time to enter. Click HERE for more info and to enter.
Have a great week. --C 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day :: PKS Challenge Just Cards 13::19

Happy Mom's Day to all of my blogging & crafty friends.  This week got away from me, I can't believe how fast it went.  Here's my second MD card inspired from this week's challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps.   Just cards, how easy is that....and for Mother's or Grandmother's.

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-19 :: Just cards :: Mother/Grandmother

For my card I used the flowers and sentiment from PKS SOTM April 2013 set.  I colored in the flowers with Prisma Colored Pencils.

Super simple and bright...You Light Up My Life    added a little sheer ribbon and bow and viola!

There's still a few days to enter your Mother or Grandmother card, click HERE for more info and to enter.
I wish all mom's a wonderful, relaxing day today.  You deserve it.     --C


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mother's Day Card - PKS Connection Challenge

Today's Mother's Day Card is inspired from over at the Peachy Keen Connection May Challenge #1 - FLOWERS    

For my 5x7 card I used stamps from the PKS SOTM April 2013 set.   I wanted to do something different with the jar (and if there is someone out there who's already done this I apologize if I haven't seen it).  I first stamped the jar on plain white card stock in black ink.  Then I stamped it again on translucent paper in silver ink.  I cut out the little opening on the translucent paper so that my flower stems could fit through.  Once the stems were place inside the opening I used a glue pen and glued around the white card stock edges only and adhered the translucentt paper, matching up the lines.

The daisy stems are Rick Rack ribbon - my great inspiring friend Cassandra did this and it looked fantastic, I just had to try it.  I paper pieced the center of the daisies and pop dotted them. I wrapped some hemp twine laced with silver around the jar and tied a matching heart button to the jar.  I neglected to take a picture of the inside, I simply stamped Happy Mother's Day from a stamp from my stash.

Well, that's one of two Mother's Day cards.  Not sure what I'm going to do for my second card.  But I better get started.  Mom's Day is just around the corner.  If you'd like to enter your project in the PKS Connection Challenge for your chance to win $25 Gift Certificate, click HERE for more info.
Have a great week everyone. --C