Sir Chester

Sir Chester
Sir Chester

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Second Favorite Color is Blue

I love this Phindy Angel with the Metallic Silver/Blue paper from HOTP. The silvery ribbon is from WalMart - I don't remember the brand but I have to go back and get some more. This is my second entry (can we do 2 this week?) for Phindy's favorite color challenge. I couldn't make up my mind between the blue and the green and both cards are going to OWH. The deadline for Christmas cards to the shippers is Saturday!

Favorite Color Green

The Phindy Challenge this week, well one of them (if you haven't checked out the 1000 member festivities then get over there!) is to use a favorite color. Green is one of mine and of course a kitty of any color is welcome.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kitty with Identity Crisis

Everyone knows that black cats rule at Halloween. However Michu rules and Michu is grey. Here are a pair of cards with Michu and witchy friend. Another great Halloween image from Soft Pencil!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Circles

This week's Paper Cutz Challenge is: Make a card, LO or craft project for Halloween using stars, circles, diamonds or crescents. I used circles from the polka dot paper to the the tiny gold beads (technically the beads are half spheres, I'm a  math teacher). I love the trick or treat bag. It came in an embellishment pack of four. The glitter button is from Oriental Trading and the brads from Paper Wishes. Let's see your creations posted to PCC!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Michu's Mummy?

Elixabeth (Soft Pencil) has some of the cutest Halloween images. The fact that many of them have Michu (a kitty) has nothing to do with my bias.

  • Image: Soft Pencil
  • Colored (minimally) with Copic Markers
  • Cardstock papers: DCWV
  • Brads: Paper Wishes

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Best Wishes & Blessings for the Bride & Groom

The Paper Cutz Challenge this week is "Anything Goes". I needed to make a wedding card for  my husband's co-worker who is getting married this weekend. She is a scrapbooker, but I'm not sure about card making. I did know that she would enjoy receiving a handmade, unique card.

I started out with one idea. First I changed the paper. Then I switched a lace flower (a little too large) for the ribbon. I found these darling little hearts at a local scrapbook store (Scrapbook Unique in Lenexa KS) when I stopped by the other day. The 3D word sentiments were in the dollar bin at JoAnn's. I considered adding some lace in the upper right corner or some crystals scattered about, but decided the card was fine just like this. Best Wishes and Blessings for the Bride and Groom!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween For Fun (Challenge)!

I just couldn't resist using one of my favorite Halloween images. He is just soooooo cute! I am keeping most of my Halloween cards fairly simple this year.
  • Image: Sew Many Cards 
  • Colored with Copic Markers
  • Sentiment: The Angel Company stamp
  • Pumpkin Brad: Paper Wishes (HOTP)

Halloween Michu/Ratini Style

Another darling image for Halloween from Soft Pencil!! I just love Michu. This is a great image for a young child's card - not scary - just fun!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Double Duty Cutie!

Those of you that know me know that I rarely submit the same card to more than one challenge (more fun to make more cards). However the sketch challenge for OWH and the Phindy Challenge just meshed together soooo well!!

This sweet little boy is enjoying a candy cane. 
  • Image: Phindy's Place
  • Colored with Copic Markers
  • Sketch: OWH Sketch Challenge
  • Papers: HOTP

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Red, White & Black Christmas Elegant

The Paper Cutz Challenge this week is to use red, white and black only. Well, I cheated a little. The ribbon I chose did have a little gold filament in it too.

  • Sentiment: The Angel Company
  • Red metal flowers: Paper Wishes
  • Ribbon; Celebrate It (Michael's)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Something New

For Fun Challenges challenges you to try something new. Think about all those tools and supplies that you bought with good intentions and then never took the time to try out. I have a large box of quilling supplies and a wire writer. I also have several bottles of flocking. That is what I chose to use for this challenge: flocking.
  • Image: The Angel Company
  • Flocking: Flower Soft (Toffee)
  • Colored with Copic Markers
  • Sentiment: The Angel Company

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary

This Bride & Groom image from Soft Pencil is purrfect for a wedding or anniversary card. The earth tones and simple style make it appealing to men, the pink beading gives a feminine touch.

  • Image: Soft Pencil
  • Colored with Copic Markers
  • Sentiment: The Angel Company
  • Acrylic Flourish colored with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
  • Pink and white pearls: Mark Richards
  • Papers: DCWV

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Surprise - Operation Write Home

October Surprise is the latest challenge from Operation Write Home. To help ward off the deluge of Christmas cards (due by October 30) they are offering prizes if you get your cards in by October 15th! Click here for more information!  Remember - NO GLITTER!

The images in both of these cards are from Phindy's Place. Check out her other Christmas Cuties!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Phindy's Sketch Challenge

Phindy has a sketch Challenge this week. I had to buy one of the new Christmas cuties. This was one of those times that the papers, the image, the embellishments - they all came together exactly as I wanted them to! So happy with the way this one turned out.
  • Image: Phindy's Place
  • Colored with Copic Markers
  • Sentiment: Imaginisce
  • Glitter paper: DCWV
  • DP: AdornIt Carolee's Creations
  • Peppermint Brads: Paper Wishes