Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sorry I haven't been around much ... the tv season is back in full swing and I've been trying to catch up on all the new shows to see which ones I like and which I don't ... not to mention I heard about mad men and I've been watching all 3 seasons of it, love it ... which new shows do you like? I haven't been in the crafting mood at all lately but my computer got a virus and while I was wiping my hard drive and reloading everything I had hours and hours to kill so I made this card ... I just don't understand why someone doesn't put a stop to these viruses when they know about them and where they come from??? The stamp I used for this is from Paper trey ink and I glued jewels in a few places on it that matched ... I used the cuttlebug folder that matched the swirls of the stamp. I bought this pretty colored dark pink ribbon and I had the hardest time finding some kind of paper to match and make a card, it is a little off but in the same family. This fit in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz which is distressing, the white designer paper is torn. The challenge at Stamp Something is bling it, which the jewels fit.
Posted by Charlie at 9:55 PM
Friday, October 9, 2009
This weeks challenge at Whimsy Stamps is sugar & spice/frogs & snails, either make a girl or boy card, I chose girl of course! Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is to make a card or project for the woman in your life and to use pink as your main color. Papertake Weekly Challenge is a sketch that I followed to make this card. Copic Buzz Challenge is to color your embellishements as well, I colored the center of all my snowflakes pink, although you can't tell well in the photo except for the silver charm, it was baby blue before. Cute Card Thursday Challenge is to add a charm, the metal silver snowflake is mine. Pollycraft Challenge is 5 S words ... snowflakes, sparkle, spots, stripes & swirls, if you use all 5 which I did you get a bonus free download image! The image is from Mo's Digital, and I've seen her colored as a boy also so this is such a great digi! I glued glitter all over the snow and used stickles for sparkle on the flakes and the bottom of her scarf. I actually used scraps I had for the layout and it wasn't too hard finding the spots, swirls and stripes to match.
Posted by Charlie at 6:57 PM
Thursday, October 8, 2009
There are a bunch of challenges this week that are make a card for halloween, I've made this card for the challenges and I don't like how it turned out at all ... but it is what it is right? Copic Creations is having a color pumpkins challenge this week and I bought this cute digi just for this challenge, actually I bought several and decided on this one. Creative Card Crew is make a celebration card and they listed halloween as one of the celebrations so I'm including them also. A Spoon Full of Sugar is make a halloween card. Simon Says Stamp Challenge is make a halloween card. Cuttlebug Challenge is make a halloween or fall card. Die Cut Dreams is make a color combo of black, purple, orange & green following their sketch, which I did. I'm sure there are more challenges out there that I didn't come across since it is October and tis the season for them but this should do hee hee. I used stickles on her headband and for the purple swirls. I found the spider brad at the local craft store and fell in love with them. I cut around the skulls on the designer paper to slide the paper behind so as not to cover them up.
Posted by Charlie at 12:54 AM
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The new Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential started this week and their first challenge is to make a halloween card without a halloween image stamp ... so I decided to make pumpkins out of buttons ... I cut out my own stem stamp and stamped them with some leaves around where the buttons would be and used a stampin up stamp for the punkin patch sign and drew around everthing with a black marker ... I like how it turned out ... the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is stitching and besides the cardstock I used having stitching on it I stitched around the circle I punched for the owl to peak through and around the pumpkins. The challenge at Stampin B's Design Team is to use a pumpkin on your card ... I think these qualify! And lastly the Pile It On Challenge is of course to do more than one challenge and to add something 3-D on your project!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here's a card I started making for a challenge but didn't get it done on time so I finished it last night and am just gonna submit it for one challenge this time, Die Cut Dreams is to use ribbon and/or trims on your project ... I used a new stitch on this card which didn't turn out perfect but I needed more dark brown so the sentiment and clock didn't stick out so much.
Posted by Charlie at 4:09 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week is "cute as a bug", you have to use a bug on your project, I used many bugs ... Basic Grey's Challenge is embossing, I used basic grey paper for the card and heat embossed all the bugs in a different color ... Stamp Something Challenge is your favorite layout ... Whimsy Stamps Challenge is "the eyes have it", you have to use at least one eyelet on your project, mine is a butterfly eyelet, it is by the bow ... Simon Says Stamps Challenge is stitching, I broke out the sewing machine for this one. I didn't notice that the ribbon was crooked until after I uploaded the picture and since I'm getting sick I didn't feel like retaking it, sorry.
Posted by Charlie at 8:49 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I looked at her shirt and thought they were apples so I picked out some papers with strawberries and one with cherries thinking I'd go with the whole fruit theme, then I saw the slices on her shirt and headband and realized they are oranges, too late because my head was seeing this card already with the papers I picked out, so I decided I'd just make the slices lime slices and I could still do it ... it worked out kinda ... I followed the sketch at Creative Inspirations Challenge and I followed Whiff of Joy Challenge which this week is 6 brads, 3 patterned paper and 2 flowers which I realized would still fit in with this sketch so I did a twofer hee hee.
Posted by Charlie at 8:36 PM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Kylie just turned 5 and has recently gotten some attitude ... I have to admit that sometimes it's cute ... but mostly not so much! I had to buy this gorjuss girl stamp when I saw it because it makes me think of Kylie everytime I look at it ... this is my first gorjuss girl purchase and I just love her! I followed the sketch this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge ... I actually loved this sketch after I started working it ... it was a lot of fun! I first stamped her in black and got her half colored in before I realized she was sticking out like a sore thumb so I stamped her in a couple different shades of brown ... the one I didn't use Kylie asked if she could have ... she made her very first card with it, matted and everything ... she made it for me can you tell??? ha. Pink is her favorite color. She'll be wanting her own blog soon!
Posted by Charlie at 2:12 AM
I am spreading the word about a new challenge blog for the Gorjuss girls! I have loved them since I first saw them and I've finally started getting them in the mail yippeeeee! If you're interested in the challenge or want to try out for the design team ... help spread the word and become a follower! Totally Gorjuss
Posted by Charlie at 1:56 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I got some new stamps in the mail and had to color them up right away, I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday Challenge for this one and used the colors I had closest for the Copic Colour Challenge which are V06, B23 and BG23 ... I had V04, B24 and the closest BG I have is BG05 so I colored her with what I have here and she still turned out cute.
Posted by Charlie at 8:28 PM
I didn't try real hard this week to fit too many challenges into this card hee hee. I did this one in autumn theme to fit in with the Stamp with Fun Challenge, added buttons to fit the Whimsy Stamps Challenge ... added some ink and distressed the cardstock to fit the Cupcake Craft Challenge and finally I decorated the inside of the card to fulfill the requirements for Creative Card Crew Challenge
... I love this sweet little image ... I cut her with my largest oval nestie and it meant cutting off her toes but I thought that was ok, I cut a little larger oval and when I was laying them on the card she looked crooked to me so I turned both ovals opposite each other and it seemed to work and this way you could see the other decorative paper a little more ... I colored her with my copics. I used cardstock that is embossed with leaves and acorns .... wish I could find an embossing folder like this!
Posted by Charlie at 12:14 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I have done this card to cover two challenges ... the first is at Copic Buzz Challenge which is to use black and gray ... I think my designer paper takes care of that alone ... I also used gray and black copics to color the witch, she was a free digi given to do the challenge with ... the second is Colour Create Challenge which is neon green and black ... this was fun to try and get the whole thing to be just those two colors, I colored the white cardstock a pale green also even though it still looks white in the photo, she actually has green skin and is shaded which you can really see in person and can see a little if you click on the picture to make it larger ... the only white on the card is the stitches and dots ... this was a fun challenge to do!
Posted by Charlie at 3:52 PM
The challenge over at Stamp Something this week is to use your favorite papers or color combination ... this is not so easy as most of you know to pick a favorite, this is one of mine ... as is this stamp. I put stickles on her headband, bracelet and necklace, although you can only see it on the headband in the picture ... I really enjoyed trying to make her clothes match the cardstock which I couldn't quite get on the shirt but I got it close ... I colored her with my copics in the only colors I had that were close.
Posted by Charlie at 12:03 AM
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I'm going for a record here and I don't think I'll ever break it, this is for seven challenges and boy did I luck out finding some that are similar! The first one is Stamp Something Challenge which is to use your favorite embellishment ... I picked flowers because summer is almost over and I won't be using them much until spring again! The second is LaLa Land Crafts Challenge which is at least three different embellishments ... again the flowers, buttons and a brad. The third is Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is three embellishments, two papers, and one image ... I really wanted to mat everything in orange but I was afraid that would put me at 3 papers! The fourth is Crazy 4 Challenges ... for this I followed the sketch. The fifth is Copic Creations Challenge which is to combine your prismacolor pencils with your copics, which I did and loved this technique and will use it almost everytime now! The sixth is Copic Colour Challenge which is to use YR68, G94 and Y38 ... I used Y38 and YR68 in her shirt and the closest to G94 I have is BG93. The seventh and final challenge is Charisma Cardz Challenge which is flower power and flowers have to be your main focus and I figure with her holding the bouquet and the 3 flower embellishment this fits the bill quite nicely ... phew that was something just writing out this post and linking everything! hee hee.
Posted by Charlie at 4:53 PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I actually got this card to cover three challenges ... this months challenge over at Creatalicious is to make a creation with this colour combo pink or plum,with burgundy and green. Also add some sort of lace,ribbon or fibre etc.... I did pink, burgundy and green, and added a variegated fibre that covered my three shades of green I colored in the picture ... the challenge over at Papertake Weekly is "faking it" ... I did faux stitching ... and the last challenge I got this card to cover is over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which is "fall into autumn" and I colored every flower like a fall mum, plus the card is fall-ish colors, sorta ... plus I messed up her skin and now she has a tan like early fall hee hee. I colored her using my copics and the paper is from basic grey ... this card was really fun to make. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by Charlie at 7:07 PM
Monday, September 14, 2009
I was gonna give her ruby slippers but they would have clashed with her outfit hee hee. Here is my submission for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge which is fall colors ... up for a little interpretation on our parts and mine is of course halloween ... love the fall and halloween both, wish we could enter this one more than once! I colored this image from mo's digital stamps with my copics and heat embossed the buckle on her hat in silver ... she was fun to do!
Posted by Charlie at 8:12 PM
I made this card last week and have been waiting to find a challenge that I could submit it to ... I finally did yippeee! ha. They are having black white and one other color over at Pollycraft Challenge ... mine is black white and red ... I got this digi free from somewhere? I know I should keep track ... I used my snow dots embossing folder for the red cardstock and colored the snoman with my copics, I didn't have any light blue or cool grays so I had to use my warm grays to color in the white, he looks dirty but aren't all men dirty?
Posted by Charlie at 2:25 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Look what I made tonight, it's a rack to hold my growing ribbon supply! I took 4 pieces of board and nailed them together, covered the back with two cardboard boxes that I unfolded, cut to fit and nailed in place. I drilled holes every 5" down the sides for dowels to slide into and covered the ends with little wooden spools that I wound thread around to make them match my room and look like miniature spools of thread, since this is also my sewing room! I spray painted the whole thing black and now I have room to buy more ribbon ... uh oh! Now I have to hang it in the only spot in the room it will fit and cut the dowel rods shorter and post a picture in with my scraproom photos.
Posted by Charlie at 12:40 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Ok, so I changed the ribbon and made the holly bigger and painted it to match, like the bigger holly, not too sure about the ribbon, best match I could find at my store ... I'm thinking I need to get one of the bow perfect thing-a-ma-jiggy things, I thought I could tie a bow, but boy oh boy am I having problems lately with them twisting and stuff, it's aggravating me!
I got two new stamps in the mail today and actually made a card with both, astounding! I did this one with Whiff of Joy's Lizzie, she is just too cute ... I did the challenge at Copic Colour Challenge which is R29, BG05 and Y15, I actually had R29, the lowest number BG I have is 10 and I had to use Y11 as it was also my closest choice, she ended up looking quite like the holidays, so I made her an xmas card and I followed Mercy's sketch #38 this week to complete two more challenges ... did I tell you I had an obsessive behavior problem? hee hee! This is the only ribbon I had that was even close, I will be going to the store tomorrow to get a better color and not so wide! I also think I'm going to have to break out the acrylic paints and make that holly match too! ha.
Posted by Charlie at 9:04 PM
The fall seems to be when all the mice come in for warmth, I had to get a cat and that takes care of the problem here! I did this for two challenges, Flourish Newsletter has the feel of fall, I followed the sketch to make this card, and I did it in brown and orange, which not only are fall colors, but took care of the challenge over at Die Cut Dreams, which is chocolate and orange ... I had to use the Whiff of Joy stamp that I got in the mail today, because it was the only one I got that I could color in orange and brown ha!
Posted by Charlie at 5:13 PM
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I actually got the card done and then remembered that the challenge at Hanna Stamps was sewing on a card, so I had to take it apart and sew, liked it better before it was sewn too but oh well ... I followed the sketch for this card from Friday Sketchers ... have no idea what's gotten into me lately but I'm into doing challenges this week, can you tell???
Posted by Charlie at 6:26 PM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I think it's funny, but I have a warped sense of humor! The outside of the card says don't but me and the inside says I'm having some "ME" time! The challenge for this weeks Stampacular Sunday Challenge is off the wall slap you're knee funny, now I'm quite sure it fits that bill but it's the best I could come up with ... The challenge at Cute Daisy May is Pink & ? ... I chose purple ... This image is a cute daisy may digi ... I colored it with copics and everything was just fine until I added stickles to the bubbles and then I dropped it! I didn't realize that the stickles would make the ink smear ... I didn't want to recolor it so I'm using it anyhooooo! I followed the sketch from Sketch and Stash Challenge to make the card ... I used some plastic bubbles and flowers I had in my stash ... so voila 3 challenges in one!
Posted by Charlie at 6:01 PM
Well, I did pink yesterday hee hee! I did this card for two challenges ... Creative Inspiration Challenge is lilac, purple & gray ... and I followed the sketch from Simon Says Challenge ... I just want those copic markers! The image for this I got from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design, I tried to do the oval so the missing thumb wasn't showing but it didn't work ha ... I used some fabric flowers with flower shaped brads, the cardstock is gray.
Posted by Charlie at 5:20 PM
I found a sketch today that I thought I might try, since I've never made a card using a sketch before ... I kinda liked it! I found Truly Scrumptious Challenge blog and this is their sketch for this week, only I turned it on it's side. I am also entering this into the Charisma Cardz Challenge which is swirls & curls ... I stamped the swirls using Designer Flourishes which I sell on ebay (see link on my sidebar) to create the background paper, I used the same ink to stamp the butterfly which is from Papertrey Ink, then I found a pink paper that has swirls all over it so this fits well into that challenge also... I am also submitting this to the Design Team submissions for Die Cut Dreams ... all you have to do is make a pink card ... I've been meaning to do that one for awhile now as Kylie's absolute favorite color is pink and she keeps getting mad at me for making cards and never making her one, so this one I gave to her ... she'll have it drawn all over and colored in a few minutes tops ... trashed I tell ya, trashed!
Posted by Charlie at 12:55 AM
Monday, September 7, 2009
I made this card for my dad on father's day and I forget to give it to him everytime I've seen him since, he is coming over for a cookout today since it's labor day and I got it out so this time I won't forget ... his nickname has been "bear" his whole life so I cut a bear out with my cricut and put this card together real quick. I came across a new challenge blog called creatalicious challenges and the first challenge is to make a man's card with brown on it somewhere and some kind of metal ... so I took a picture of the card so I can join in ... the bear and ribbon are brown and the brads are metal so I'm in like Flynn!