Saturday, August 20, 2011

:) I love greeting farm!

So...if you haven't noticed by now alot of my cards use TGF stamps. They're just so gosh darn cute! I'm going to work on making some cards with other stamps soon though. Perhaps next week?

This one was fun because I normally don't do distressing, because I don't feel that I can do it that well but I kind of like how this one turned out. I tried to make the background look like an old crumpled letter.

I like how I didn't have to color for this card, because honestly it just takes so much work to color. They always turn out so nice, but it takes so much longer to color AND make a card. ^^ This was a fun layout to tackle. I got to use up a bunch of scraps too, so that was good. I Just love that little bit of glitter paper I had left over for the small strip behind the image.

I made the flower out of a Martha Stewart leaf punch.

^^ Anyway ta ta until next time!

Here's the inside :)

Farm Fresh - Mystery Mondays
Farm Fresh - Which One Wednesdays
Farm Fresh - Farm Fresh Friday Button It Up!
Pollycraft - Distressing
Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Creative Stamp Friend  - Handmade background
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew  - Handmade flowers
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine - Bling
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Free, Pearsls, Blooms)
Try It on Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafts & Me - Blues or Blues/Greens
My Mums Craft Shop - Summertime
Emerald Faeries - Birthdays
Paper Crafting Journey  - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Tween/Teen
Sew Many Cards - Summertime
Simply Create - Distressing
The Stamp Man  - Anything Goes with summer colors
Fussy and Fancy - Celebrate
Cath The Bug - Distressing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bingo (Buttons, Die Cuts - The leaf punch I used, Flowers)
Dream Valley - Distressing
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Go's
Pixie Cottage - Big on birthdays
Ellephantastic (Monthly) - Add Some Layers
AI Factory  - Anything Goes (Ends September 1st)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

:) Woo boy it's been a while

For the past couple of weeks, my boyfriend had come to visit me. He went home for the summer, so it had been about 3 months since I have seen him. :) I was so excited, and we had such a good time doing tourist activities in Vancouver when he came.

O_O we took in excess of 500 photos while he was here. I'm such an asian :P

By the way, I totally neglected to mention some amazing candies I won in the past month or so. :) I wanted to post them and say thank you! ^^ I feel so utterly lucky! (Sorry I'm a bit late!)

Ann's Whimsy Giveaway ^^ I received it and the stamp set is beautiful!

I also won Surfer Ian from TGF after winning their  Mystery Monday Challenge
Steph's amazing candy ^^ Isn't her card just lovely? It looks even better in person.

Lastly, I won Lilith from Stamp Insanity for winning their Summer Colors Challenge :)

Super exciting ^^

^^ For my cousin's 37th birthday, I made him this card. He loves cars, and I put the crown on his head because everybody calls him a Princess. Honestly he totally is a princess :) but it's a joke and we mean it in a fun way.

I colored the images with Copic markers. I used dimensionals on pretty much everything there. I inked a dollar store stencil for the background swirly thing :) I thought it looked kinda cool. The cool star thing behind TGF Edward is a spellbinder. ^^ I really like this spellbinder. Lastly, I finished the inside with a strip along the side and once again inked the stencil.

Okay without further ado, here is my card:

Ta da :)

Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friend - Handmade Background
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Anything Goes - Happy Birthday/Celebration
Tuesday Throwdown - Non-Stamped Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Favorite Stamp (I really love using Edward on my guy cards)
My Mums Craft Shop - Sports & Hobbies (My cousin's hobby is tinkering with cars)
Emerald Faeries - Birthdays
Do You Stack Up? - Emboss It
Card Makin Mamas  - Birthday
The Stamp Man  - Anything Goes with summer colors (^^ Yellow!!!)
Crafty Catz - Emboss It
Fussy and Fancy - Celebrate (Ends September 16)
Craft Your Days Away  - Birthday Celebrations (Ends August 18th)
Totally Gorjuss - Round and Round
One Stich at a Time  - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum  - ONe for the Boys
Cute Daisy May - Anything Go's
Ellephantastic (Monthly) - Add Some Layers
AI Factory  - Anything Goes (Ends September 1st)
Just Some Lines - Embossing (Ends August 26th)
Crafty Sentiments - Punches & Dies
Craft us crazy - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life-#50 No Designer Paper 
Meljen Designs - use black

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A very cheeky summery birthday!

=) Just finished this card, and I thought I would pop onto the computer to share. I absolutely adore pink & brown, so I thought I would make a summery birthday card. I quite like how it turned out! Unfortunately, the camera makes the pink look a bit dark, so it looks like purple but I promise it is a very hot pink!

I created the pink circular embellishment type thing with three strips of paper punched on one edge with the Cherish punch by Martha Stewart. I glued the three strips together and then accordion folded the whole length. Then you twist it into a circle and press down in the middle, and voila you have a gigantic circle embellishment thingy. I like these pleated circles, because they add huge dimension to your card. I attempted to show that in the pictures.

I actually really liked how the coloring came out on her ^^ I just love Copic coloring. It's so much fun! I'm quite partial to the anime style of coloring hair, so this is my attempt at it.  I just love how her little feet are dangling in the air, too. The photos have kind of distorted her hair color to look like a kind of blonde. The hair is actually a dark brown. The 3rd photo shows the closest I could get them to come out. 

Monday challenges:

·         Pollycraft – The Great Outdoors
·         Lollipop Crafts – Anything Goes
·         The Crazy Challenge - Summertime
·         Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (monthly) – Fun in the sun
·         KB Cute Monday – Something cute
·         Farm Fresh – Mystery Monday – case Beansscrapsandsheep’s card
·         Cupcake – Your favourite cupcake (I can have two favourites right?) – I chose cupcake #110 pink & brown because I LOVE this color combo
·         Deep Ocean Challenge - Cards
Creative Stamp Friends (Fortnightly) - Summer
Gabby Abby Challenges - Bling
Kaboodle Doodles - Use those scissors
Lexi's Creations (fortnightly) - At the beach
Paper Playtime - Summer
There’s Magic in the Air - Birthday Card

Tuesday Challenges:
·         A Spoonful of Sugar – Pink & Brown
·         Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
·         Papertake Weekly – Hot Hot Hot
·         Tuesday Throwdown – Fun in the sun
·         Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Birthday 
·         The Stamping Boutique - Summertime
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Embossing

Wednesday Challenges:
·         Crafts & Me – Summertime
·         Penny’s Paper-Crafty (Fortnightly) – Happy Birthday
·         Simon Says Stamp  - Anything Goes
·         ABC Challenge (Closes on Mondays) – Y is for Yesterday: I chose to do a previous challenge P is for Pink
·         Emerald Faeries  – All things nice (girly)
·         Belli Challenge – Custom made bellies (I made that giant circle in the background with several strips of paper and a Martha stewart punch)
·         Your Next Stamp - Button Up

Thursday Challenges:
·         Sassy Studio Designs – fancy edges
·         Southern Girls – Happy Birthday
·         Crafty Purple Frog (Fortnightly) – Summer fun
·         Cute Card Thursday – Going round circles
·         Moving Along with the Times – Favorite Things (Copic coloring is a personal favourite of mine, as well as Martha Stewart punches!)
·         Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
·         Stamp Insanity – Summer Colors
Aud Sentiments - Sentiment with at least 2 words (Happy Birthday!)
Pals Paper Arts - Summer inspiration
Pixie Dust - girly girl
Stampin' B's Design Team - Bling
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
Friday Challenges:
·         Sew Many Cards – Glitter/Sparkle
·         Totally Papercrafts – Girly girl
·         Card Makin Mamas (Fortnightly) – Summertime
Crafty Anns Challenge - Embossing (Sorry, it's a bit hard to see but it's on the brown strip behind the rosette)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Oh Holidays (I like going to the beach!)
Fussy and Fancy - Summer

Saturday Challenges:
·         All Sorts – Free & Easy July
·         The Secret Crafter – Holidays

Sunday Challenges:
·         Dream Valley (Fortnightly) - Summertime
·         One Stich at a Time – Anything Goes
·         Cute Daisy May – We Love Pink

Monthly Challenges:
My Grafico Crafts (15th each month) - Anything Goes

Candy Alert:

Debbie's Candy

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So adorable in purple and orange

Sometimes I wish there was more time in the day. I have recently been focusing on building a 1000 piece Final Fantasy X puzzle, and I have consequently had very little time to make cards. Sadly, it has been a little over a month since I have actually made a card.

Without much further ado, I present to you a card I quite like that I made today. The image is from Deviant Art courtesy of Yampuff. :) SO ADORABLE, no? It's one of my favorites ^^. I used this clear wrapping paper type stuff for the dotted background. I tried out my new Martha Stewart punch too for the square behind the image. :) I love this punch, and I have been looking for it for so long. It is called Cherish. I love it! I also embossed the square that she is laying on just for that little added touch. I also tried out the Bow Easy :) It took some time for me to figure it out but I finally got it.

The Challenges:

1) KB Cute Monday - Something Cute
2) Cupcake - Favorite Cupcake - I chose Challenge #43 Something Sweet :)
3) There’s Magic in the Air - Birthday Card
4) Die Cut Dreams - Recipe
(3 shapes = rectangle, square, and circles; 2 colors = purple and orange; 1 bow)
5) Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
6) Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Birthday Card
7) Emerald Faeries - Sugar & Spice & all things girly!
8) All Sorts - Free & Easy July
9) One Stich at a Time - Anything Goes
10) Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes
11) Deep Ocean Challenge - Make a Card
12) Thrilling Thursday - Pick 3 (I chose digi image, bling, and punches)
13) Frosted Designs - Pick 2 (I chose ribbon and rhinestones)
14) Ellephantastic - Celebration
15) Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
16) Lollipop - Anything goes
17) Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Birthday 
18) Pile It On - Favorite Technique (I personally really love embossing)
19) Gabby Abby Challenges - Bling
20) Kaboodle Doodles - Use those scissors
21) Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Embossing
23) Aud Sentiments - Sentiment with at least 2 words (Happy Birthday!)

Friday, June 3, 2011

One Father's Day Card Down One to Go :)

I thought I would attempt the recessed window card last night. I realized as I was doing it that I didn't have a ruler, which posed quite a problem for trying to cut out the window. So, I kinda made my own ruler with a piece of paper and it worked out alright. ^^ Cutting the window was a bit of a pain but it was fun trying out this type of card.

I tried to keep it simple so that it would be masculine. I find making cards for men rather difficult. Is it me or are hand made cards just inherently girly? I found this coloring page online of a guy chilling in a hammock and taking a nap, and I thought it would be great for father's day. I used spellbinders to make the cutouts and an embossing folder that I thought made the background piece look like tress (I thought that was kinda cool ^^).

This is the back of the window (have to cover it up because it's an ugly X otherwise)
I'm going to put a photo of me and my dad in there when I find one :)

1) Creative Craft - Blue, Brown, and Cream
2) Simon Says Stamp - Masculine creation
3) KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
4) Cute Card Thursday - Embellish It
5) Craft-Room - Anything Goes
6) Tuesday Throwdown - DIY Embellishment
7) Crafts & Me - Punch It Out
8) Crafting for all Seasons - Father's Day
9) Crafter’s Companion - Here Comes Summer
10) Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day
11) The Stamp Man - Boys/Men
12) Sweet Stamps - Masculine Card
13) Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Here Comes Summer
14) Sassy Studio Designs - No patterned paper
15) Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
16) Moving Along with the Times - No Designer Papers
17) Delicious Doodles - Texture
18) Simply Create - All About Your Dad
(I used the 3/4 inch circle punch to make the blue circle ^^; haven't used that in awhile)

- Hammy