Thursday, March 31, 2011

Caterpillar Spring Challenge

It's Hambo Hoedown Challenge time! I just love their stamps, they are way to cute.This week we had a chance to play with a Caterpillar image and had to use Hot Pink and Bright Green for colours. How fun is that?
They are also having a blog hop tomorrow so if your surfing the net check it out!
Here is my card

Whoa! Just in time for the challenge!

I'm running behind but I managed to squeeze out a card this week using the Ladybug Bloom digi from the Delightful Inspiration blog.

I am also entering this card into the Card-Ideas blog as well. It was to make up your own holiday. So I present "Plant a flower day" This card is just the right size to put a seed package in :)
Have a great night!

Monday, March 28, 2011

It's a sale day at NettieG's Digital Gems

NettisG is having a sale today that you don't want to miss go here and check it out! After your done there, pop on over to the challenge blog. You'll love the new Dogwood Rose digi. Here is a sample I did up by layering the image on top of itself. Have a great day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

More Coffee Please Challenge entry

This fun little coffee girl image came from the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog, free for playing along last week. And speaking of last week...guess what I won :)
Yeah me! I won this bad boy by using my Elephant glittery birthday card :) Anywho, here is this week's image

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Hambo Hoedown - use this image and follow the sketch
Card Ideas - colour challenge using chocolate, caramel and any other colour (purple used here)
Crafts4eternity- embellishment challenge-use fabric (handmade flower), button (inside flower), and beads (2 on top right corner)

Now if you really knew me, you know I hate coffee (can't even stand the smell) so what am I going to do with this card? I am going to give it to the lady at our coffee break ministry who comes 45 minutes early each time to make coffee, tea, and water for the ladies.  She is such a sweetie :)

It's not to late to play along! Click on the links above and join in! Have a great night :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Caught a bug? 5 minute card Delightful Inspiration Challenge

Here is a quick and easy card I made in about 5 minutes. This was super easy to do with the new digi from the Delightful Inspiration blog. It was free because I played in last weeks challenge. You can get free digis too-go check out the site! For this card I simple printed the digis on white cardstock, added some colour ,shading and a ribbon.Viola, 5 minute card :)
I am also entering this into the following challenge on the Paper Shelter blog. Came across this site today and their digis are cute and hilarious-check it out!

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's hambo challenge time! Elephant card

It's that time again for another awesome Hambo Challenge. This week the free digi was a cute birthday elephant and the challenge was glitter. HELLO-who doesn't make a kids card with glitter? Certainly not me-lol!
Click on the Hambo link above to check out the challenge.
For my card I printed 3 copies of the elephant and popped each section up-an easy and affective way to add depth to a card. The background paper is glittery, his hat is glitter, and I added glitter to the inside of the green circle. (Ya know, just in case there wasn't enough already-teehee)

Dotted puppy mini card

Last week I made an attempt to enter the Meljens Designs challenge blog. They gave us an adorable free puppy digi to use. Unfortunately with my DT obligations I didn't have time to finish it. Yes, it is true I don't craft 24-7. Maybe in my next life-teehee. Anywho, this week their challenge was to use their image and incorporate dots. So I made my puppies dotted, turned my card into a bone (you can see the shape of the bone once opened) and put the word smile on the front. My son LOVED the dog digi and so inside I worte "mommy loves you"
Have a great day and remember to smile, it's contagious!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Find your own Style Card for Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends

I have joined a Design Team for Scrapbooking and Crafting friends. They have a cool sponsor called My Grafico. Have you heard of it? Well, they have various designers and lots of freebies too. Here is the link to the images I used in my card, designed by ReviDevi :
These images are all silhouettes which was something new for me to use. But... I loved it! It really made me think outside the box on how to dress up my card. So here it is
I used lots of little gems to tie the pieces together, outlined the images to make them stand off the white background. I also took scrap paper and pieced together a skirt adding a little bow for a final touch.
Hope this gives you inspiration, have a great night!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Angel Caroline card -Delightful Inspiration Challenge

It's that time again for a wonderful new digi stamp from the delightful Inspiration blog. This week we received an angel image called Caroline. She comes with the angel and a few other things. To get the weekly free stamp check out the site here :
here is my card

I am also entering this into the DYSU challenge seen here
The challenge is to do layers. The patterned paper is layered on the background paper. The angel is popped up. The sentiment is layered on the designer paper then popped up.

Have a great night!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Butterfly thank you card

There is a sketch challenge over at CDAC and we received this wonderful butterfly image as a freebie to use with our card. Not my usually 'neutral' pallet but that is why I do these challenges, to push myself out of my comfort zone!

I am entering this into the following challenge :    layers at DYSU   
 There are a few layers here: ds paper on green cs, scallop circle on designer paper, circle on scallop, butterfly popped up on circle
Have a great night! ( I maybe back with another tonight...this time change thing messes me up-lol)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Patty's Day Hamster Card Challenge

I had a lot of fun this week making up a card featuring the little hamster from the Hambo stamps.
I almost missed out on the freebie as I forgot to send in my entry via email-so if you play along-EMAIL your entry :) Thankfully they were kind enough to send it to me anyway!
Here is my card:

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:       Hambo Hoedown-use gold   Do you stack up-use layers (hamster, hat, gold and pot layered)

Thanks have a great day :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Delightful inspiration challenge

Well spring is almost here and Faith has given us a freebie to use this week called Lucky Bird. Want some free stamps? Come play along and you'll get one sent to you next week. Check out the deets here:
Here is my card for the challenge:

For the background I used some paper I had hanging around. I added pearls and glitter to the flower and sentiment (unfortunately it smeared) Tip: wait til your ink dries before you put your glitter on! The bird is popped up and so is the sentiment. I edged the side with a punch from SU and chalked around the card with blue. Now I confess, this uber cute bird had a clover in his mouth but I found it was to much with the flower background. Have a great day!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's challenge time!

I made this card incorporating a few challenges. It's called an easel card. I have to admit I had never done one, but after I realized it's like a 6x6 scrapbook page I may just do a few more :)
So here it is, please look below so you can go to the challenge sites yourself and join along :)
Crafts for eternity blog :  *make an easel card
Do you stack up blog:  *green in card
Hambo Hoedown blog:   *use their image and sentiment, masculine card, and stripes (see his shirt??)

Have a great night :)

Random crafty things (mostly cards)

Here are some random cards and things I have done over the past few years. Some of them have my old blog address on them but they are mine:) Hope you find some inspiration from them.