Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!


Here's the last of my Halloween cards for this year. I used a pre-cut envie for this, adding a tag inside with an I.O. die-cut ghost. The hand bones, envie, and sentiment were all cuts from a Teresa Collins paper pack that also included the chevron dsp. The orange scalloped circle was from my stash.


Here it is with the tag removed. The Boo was done with a wooden stick stamp by Judith and the twine is from the twinery.


Here's a fun ghost image from SK digis I've had for a while. I colored it with a fluorescent Copic, and added some more I.O. ghosts, along with a sentiment done with my Quickutz. The papers were a find from Tuesday Morning.

I'll be sharing these over at the Snippets Playground #148.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Halloween and get lots of treats (and no mean tricks!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Carol

Thursday, October 30, 2014

You're Totally Witchin'


I have another card for the Scrapy Land #4 challenge - which is "Halloween." You need to use one of the die brands they sell in their store, so for this card I've used some Impression Obsession ghosts, along with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Grommet tag for the sentiment. The image called "witch shoes" is by Stampendous and it was colored with Copics. The sentiment was a free digi "Witch Brawd" from Stampalicious. The papers were a gift from my sweet friend Mary Anne, and I added a little piercing around the edges just for fun. The lime green twill is a little bobbin spool I've had forever.

Halloween is just about here, so I hope all of you are ready for a fun night of trick or treating :) Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Little Rock Star


Here's a card I made for my DGD's 4th birthday. She loves and plays with her toy microphone all the time, so I used this digital image from Anne's Digital Art and colored her with assorted markers. I built this card around her favorite color of yellow, adding snippets of assorted solid colored cardstock & polka dot papers in yellow, grey, and black. I embossed a yellow panel with a CB birthday ef, and added lots of ribbons and twine in coordinating colors. The herringbone technique was used on the right side panel. The sentiment is from SNSS and was embellished with some mini black pearls after hand-cutting into a banner.

I'm entering this over at the Snippets Playground #148 (use snippets) and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you a perfect day!

Carol

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Birthday Wishes


Here's my card for the OWH sketch challenge #241. I used all SU! papers and cardstock in their IN colors. The punches are from SU! and I added mini brads and pearls to the flower centers. The leaves were hand-cut by folding strips of white cardstock longway, and feeding them through the paper crimper on a diagonal slant, then hand-cutting them into assorted sizes and shapes.

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Winter Snowflakes


Here's a card I made for the OWH ODBD October challenge - make a card with snowflakes without it being a Christmas theme. I used this fun Darcie image, along with some favorite Echo Park Winter Wishes dsp. I colored it with Copics and added some pacific point blue cardstock. The snowflakes were done with a MS punch from the dsp and alternated on each panel I cut circles of the blue to use as centers for the snowflakes, which makes for flat mailing.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a great day!

Carol

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mini Punched Christmas Trees


It's the 25th of the month, and that means it's time for the October Rudolph Day challenge to make 2 Christmas cards. I found inspiration for this card on Pinterest, and decided to try making one, and one ended up being two. These cards both use all SU! products and I'm pleased with the way they turned out. I'm so glad I bought those mini punches because they make some of the cutest cards! The sentiments were embossed with gold to match the golden star. The cardstock colors are cherry cobbler and gumball green.

These will be heading over to the new Snippets Playground 148 challenge as well.

Have yourself a wonderful weekend and I hope you're having some nice autumn weather like we are here in PA. Our temps are heading for the 70's in a few days! Yippee!

Carol

Friday, October 24, 2014

Unity FWF



Here's my card for Unity's Friday Friends with Flair. This might just be my all-time favorite Unity image and sentiment combo! I added a die-cut red heart along with some very thin red ribbon. The background was embossed with a Sizzix Textured Impressions Curlique & hearts embossing folder, and I added mats with some Pacific Point blue cardstock.

Thanks for checking in today, and I wish you all a great Friday!

Carol

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Holly on Kraft


Here's my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use kraft. I started with a kraft card base, and used a Tim Holtz die for this basic card. I used pieces of dark green and chocolate chip, sponging everything with chocolate chip ink. I shaped the leaves by pressing them around a pencil and popping them up on foam tape. The berries were shaped and coated with glossy accents, and the SU! sentiment was done with chocolate chip ink.

That's all I have for today, but thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Butterfly Wishes


I don't often get the time to play along with Mrs. A's Butterfly challenges, but today I have a card for their 17th challenge, which is to either dry or heat-emboss your butterfly. I used 2 different butterfly dies along with 3 different embossing folders; all from SU! The sentiment, solid cardstock, and dsp's are also by SU! too. I love hand-cutting those hexagons and sticking them down into the embossed sections which reminds me of an old-fashioned quilt. I added a piece of blue bling to the smallest butterfly center and called this one done!

I'm also taking this over to the Snippets Playground #147 which is of course - to use snippets!

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Haunting


Today I have another Halloween card to share. I cut the tag with my Cricut, and added some I.O. die-cut ghosts, along with some stamped bats done with 2 Judith stamps in white and Brilliance inks. I added some wink of stella glitter to a few bats, and tied some lavender ribbon to the top, after edging the tag with white. The smoky slate background was embossed with a SU! ef and sponged with black ink, and the apple green card base was from my stash. The ribbon is retired SU!, and the sentiment was computer generated. The finishing touch was a stamped cat from MFP.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Color Coordinates - Black, Slate, Orange Peel, Green Apple,                                                            Lavender.

Scrapy Land #4 - Use a die sold in their store (Impression Obsession) with a                               Halloween theme.

Tuesday Throwdown #218 - Photo-inspired Halloween colors.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol