Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Card Challenge

The current challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is Halloween or Halloween colors.  My card is bright and colorful with rhinestones and candy corn ribbon.  The pumpkin sticker is from K & Co. and the BOO pennant sticker is from Jolee's.  I usually make dark, scary Halloween cards, but this one was bright and fun.  Join us at Ruby's Rainbow to see what our design team created.  We would love to see what you make too.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cute Cottage Crafts

The ladies at Cute Cottage Crafts are hosting a giveaway to go along with their event, Luxury Craft Day.  I wish I lived in the UK so I could attend.  It sounds like a lot of fun.

Friday, October 25, 2013

S is for Scary

S is for Scary at Alphabet Challenges this week.  Halloween is just around the corner and I have been using my CraftRobo to cut out lots and lots of bats.  The kids have been hanging them all over the house.  For my scary card, I used a leftover sheet of bat cutouts with a piece of pom pom trim.  I embellished with a few stickers and crystals and voila, a scary card.  Be sure to join us at Alphabet Challenges to see what the rest of the design team created.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

The Cupboard Trilogy - Halloween
My Mum's Craft Shop - Halloween
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Spooktacular
Inky Impressions Challenges - Halloween
QKR Stampede - Orange
CRAFT Challenge - Recipe
Crafty Creations - Halloween
Left of Center Challenges - Halloween
Cut it Up - Halloween
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shabby Chic Butterfly

I created this shabby chic style card for a sketch challenge at Cardabilities.  I started with distressed, torn paper from the DCVW Modern Meadow stack and added a punched border.  I used my Martha Stewart fringe scissors to turn a polka-dot fabric circle into a flower.  I added a K & Co. butterfly diecut and lots of flowers with a twine bow and a button.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vintage Silhouette

My latest card is still inspired by the talented, vintage, shabby chic team at Vintage Card Cafe.  I started with a striped background and added a torn and distressed piece of paper.  I used one of my Martha Stewart punches and added a crystal silhouette sticker to a cintage style bingo game board.  I added a little twine, lace and crystal gems as well as a bird tag tied with a piece of seam binding ribbon.  A cluster of jewels including a cameo finish the card with a vintage flair.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
A Simple Five - Anything Goes

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

It is time for the next challenge at Ruby's Rainbow.  The theme is buttons.  I used lots of vintage, well-worn buttons on this card that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.  I added torn and distressed paper, a bit of vintage lace from an antique store and lots of pretty flowers.  A distressed doily is peeking out from under the chocolate colored butterfly and I used several pearl gems in antique colors.  The sentiment is a diecut from K & Co.  Be sure and stop by Ruby's Rainbow to see what the other talented design team members created with their buttons.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shabby Chic Vintage Card

I found a group of vintage style card makers at the Vintage Card Cafe blog.  These ladies have the most beautiful vintage styles.  It requires the Google translator to be able to read their text, but the pictures are amazing.  Their current challenge is to make a shabby chic card in brown and beige tones.  Stop by and see their inspiring creations.

I used lace and crystal stickers, hand dyed vintage seam binding ribbon, vintage lace, a shabby chic flower, a vintage postcard birthday greeting and pearl stickers.  The bird is a K & Co. diecut that I glittered and everything has been Distress inked.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Dies & Punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Autumn Leaves

I have wanted the Tattered Leaves cutting die from Tim Holtz for a long time.  I am so excited to finally have it!  I used lots and lots of fall colored papers and my children helped me cut tons of leaves this evening.  Now it is time to create something with them.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Autumnal Colors

Our current challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to create a card using turquoise, orange and yellow colors.  I intended to make a brighter card, but the Autumn theme just came together.  I used sparkly pinecone stickers from Jolee's, a collage of leaves and a turquoise colored rhinestone flourish.  I also added a little lace and vintage seam binding ribbon.  Be sure to stop by Ruby's to see what the other design team members created.  We would love to see what you can do with these colors too.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile it On - Leaves
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Colors of Fall
Delightful challenges - Happy Fall Y'all
Dream Valley Challenges - Autumn
Simply Create Too - Fall / Autumn
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafts4Eternity - Anything Goes
Creative SHopping Challenge Blog - Autumn Leaves
Sugar Creek Hollow - Fall is in the Air
Craftitude - Anything Goes / Harvest

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Shabby Chic Birdcage Card

I created this card using colors that I consider to be non-traditional for a bird and a birdcage.  Most of my bird themed creations tend to be blue (maye that's because the Indigo Bunting is my favorite bird).  I love the softness of this card and the shabby chic look that was the result.  I added vintage lace and a little bit of sparkle too.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges - Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes