Thursday, November 28, 2013

Recipe Card Challenge

Our newest challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is a recipe card.  The recipe must contain flowers, pearls and a charm.  I used lace, pearl gems and lots of flowers to embellish my birdcage.  Pop on over to Ruby's Rainbow to see what the rest of the design team created.

I am also entering this card in the Fussy and Fancy design team call.  I would love to be a part of this fun team.  I am kind of an embellishment junkie, so I think I would love working with these girls.  Pop over to the Fussy and Fancy blog to see what they have been creating.

Friday, November 22, 2013

"U" is for Umbrella

Today's challenge at the Alphabet Challenge blog is "U" for umbrella.  I chose a vintage advertisement paper for my background with a vintage postcard umbrella image on top.  I added lace over a Martha Stewart border punch and a crystal frame around the pretty umbrella.  An old fashioned cameo finishes off my card.

This was a big challenge for me, because I had absolutely no umbrella stickers, paper or embellishments.  I am amazed at the beautiful images you can find online.  Hop over to Alphabet Challenges and show us what you create using an umbrella.

I am also entering this card in:

Robyn's Fetish Challenges - Vintage Style
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Vintage Style
FabNFunky - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Our challenge at Ruby's Rainbow is to create something using pink and blue.  I opted for lots of lace and flowers and a sparkly butterfly.  I started with old fashioned pink and blue paper from a DCWV stack.  I used a Martha Stewart lacy border punch for the bottom and vintage lace and pink rose ribbon for the side.  I added a little pink crystal flourish and topped the card with lots of soft flowers.  I wouldn't normally use these soft colors this time of the year, which is what makes these challenges so much fun.  It is good to be challenged.  Stop by Ruby's Rainbow to see what the rest of the design team created - we want to see yours too!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween Creepiness

I was inspired by Oh My C.R.A.F.T.S. to create mini coffins for Halloween this year.  I found a cutter file for my CraftRobo and the kids and I cut tons of them.  I decorated this one for my mother-in-law.  I added a few stickers and black pom pom trim around the edges.  It was the perfect gift box for a pair of earrings.

This was the creepy card I made for her to go with the coffin.  I found the ticket images on Etsy at Iralamija's shop.  They have tons of vintage image files.  The black lace was perfect.  The bat and creepy bannet stickers are both from Jolees - they make the most detailed designs.

Have a Beary Christmas

This month's challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges is to use a bear image on your creation.  I chose an image that was already colored and added a little glitter.  I created the punched border with a Martha Stewart punch and added vintage lace and seam binding ribbon with my tiny attacher.  The garland is from Tim Holtz and the three glittery ornaments are from Jolees.  The winner of this challenge will receive three digital images from Pink Gem Designs