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!)