Saturday, October 25, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Circle Easel - Snowmen Fall From Heaven

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_CircleEasel_SnowmenFallFromHeaven.html

And another circle easel card... it came to me while I was making the other one that it would make a nice snowman...

I'm using stuff from ages ago as well as a stamp I've never used but loved when I bought it... I'm happy with this card. BIG GRIN and of course another Xmas card finished. I suppose I should count how many I've got now - for me there is only a month to go before they have to be ready, envelopes made etc, etc...

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card  image. Enjoy

I'm suing the larger of the Let It Snow sentiments and the altered Snowman quote from Quietfire Design.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_CircleEasel_SnowmenFallFromHeaven.html
Floor

And it fits for these challenges:
Card Mania Challenge  #58 buttons
Glorias Designs  #18 at least 3 layers
Craft Your Passions  #236 Bingo: recycle, buttons, pins; twine, image, brads; flowers, gems, die cuts
Cute Daisy May  lots of embellies
Creative Card Crew  #73 bows
Top Tip Tuesday  #138 favorite color combo (red & white)
Delightful Sketches  use 3 embellies (rhinestone, pearls, buttons)
Divas By Design  #156 festive or Christmas Flower
Inky Impressions  #182 use checks
Penny's Challenges  #200 polka Dots & pearls
Crimbo Crackers  #68 Xmas Round
Alphabet Challenge  S for stitching
Polka Doodle Challenge  #43 Xmas
Simply Create Too  #73 use only what you have - nothing new...
All Sorts Challenge  #282  Christmas
Hiding In My Craft Room  #171 any  holiday
Christmas Stamping  #34 inspir image (see below)


Friday, October 24, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Round Easel - If the Broom Fits


And another Halloween card... Using Quietfire Design Halloween Wicked stamp set and an eCut design "Boo" & "Kitty Witch" available on the Silhouette onLine store.

I folded my white cardstock and then cut with my EK Success Circle cutter through both layers to create my circle easel card. I then folded the front piece.

Cut another circle the same size and applied Distress "Antique Linen" all over  to mimic the moon... Adhered to the front of my easel.

Stamped the tree background (Just For Fun "Tree Line") using Versafine Black Onyx.

eCut a large version of the "Kitty Witch" from white cardstock, colored with Distress pads and colored pencils and adhered to card. Added a purple ribbon tied in a knot and a light mauve rhinestone eye.

Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock using the black, die cut with Spellbinders "Grommet Tags", sponged Ripe Persimmon" around the edges and adhered to card adding a couple purple rhinestones.
card closed

Colored the floor, direct to paper using "Crushed Olive" mini pad.

eCut the "Boo" adding a rectangle to the base and welding together. Colored with "Dusty Concord". eCut a shadow image and colored with the Persimmon. Adhered the two elements together then clear embossed. Folded the rectangle piece and adhered to floor.

Stamped the spider spray (Inkadinkado) with the black.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Colour Q  #264 Black, Orange, Celery, Wisteria, white
Tuesday Throwdown  #218 green, black, orange, purple
Digi Stamps for Joy  #102 animals
Art Impression Stamps  #147 humour or pun
Brown Sugar Challenge  #117  anything goes
SisterAct Challenge  #80 anything goes
Halloween
Artistic Inspirations  #114
Dream valley Challenges  #93
MIM Challenge  #166
Squigglefly  #4214
Scrap Creations
The Paper Shelter  #179
Cute Card Thursday  #344
Milk Coffee Challenge
Trimmies Craft Challenge  #282
Crafts for Eternity  #99
JW Scrap Shack  #63

DT Oct/14 - Double Gate Fold - Holly & Ivy

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog this week with another Xmas card - my stash is growing...

I've made a few gate fold cards in the past, but this time I put a bit of a twist on it making it good for 3D items (especially quilling...). There's a diagram with detailed instructions.

I also like the way I attached the ribbon so it doesn't have to be untied to open the card, and when removed it won't get lost either...

Anyway you can read all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy, or click here to go to my web page.

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/
top view
Of course I'm using Quietfire Design quote stamp on the inside and one of Suzanne's eCut designs on the front available on the Silhouette onLine store.

And it fits for these challenges:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Gate Fold Winter Scene - Let It Snow

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_GateFoldWinterScene_LetItSnow.html
Talk about an involved card... I really don't know what possessed me to make  it... but I do like it. BIG GRIN

I love the Sheena Douglas snowflake embossing folder. Those snowflakes are just gorgeous on it and coloring the solid part of the embossing folder, really makes them pop.

Love all of Tim's bits... and paired with Quietfire Design Xmas quotes - matches made in heaven.

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions and more views by clicking on card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Perfectly Rustic  #34 holiday card
City Crafter  #234 feature one: SNOW, rain, clouds, moon, sun, stars
Crafty Sentiments  use a sentiment
TTCRD  #21 - 27 anything goes
Fashionable Stamping  #84 weather forecast
Red Rubber Designs  #143 anything goes
Aud Sentiments  #118   2 or 3 word sentiment (the "Let it Snow")
Sassy Studio Designs  #252 anything but square

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Glue Gun Stencil - Wicked

A friend sent me a link to someone who made stencils with a glue gun (Frugal Crafter)... OK so I had to make one. BIG GRIN It's got a lot of potential... I lay down my craft sheet and used my Martha Stewart hot glue gun and just started putting lines of glue down - horizontally and vertically. Let it cool completely and removed from my craft sheet. Lay it on a piece of white cardstock and sprayed with Dylusions sprays (purple and orange). PS I alos flipped the stencil over and sprayed the underside with the sprays and stamped with it. worked too... (that's for another post).

The stamps used are from Quietfire Design and is a fabulous Halloween stamp set. "Halloween Wicked Collection".  I also used an eCut from Suzanne available on the Silhouette onLine store that matches the stamp set. "Wicked".

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h). Layered with black cardstock, then with my stenciled piece.

Die cut the spiderweb corners (Cheery Lynn) from black cardstock, applied Versamark all over and clear embossed. Adhered to corners.

Adhered a piece of mango colored cardstock, then an orange gauze ribbon. eCut the word "Wicked" from white cardstock and eCut a shadow layer. Colored them while on the mat with Distress "Seedless Preserves" and embossed with "Tanzanite" embossing powder. Colored the shadow layer with "Peeled Paint" Adhered the two elements together, then on to the ribbon piece.

Stamped the rest of the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed on white cardstock. Trimmed very close to stamping and edged with a dirty purple sponge. Adhered to card.

Punched out the spider (Punch Bunch) from black cardstock. Applied glue to the body and sprinkled with black Flower Soft. Adhered to card and adhered a piece of green thread.

On the inside, stamped part of another quote using the black and clear embossed.

Stamped the "Mason Jars" (Deep Red) using the black and moving the stamp on the other jar to get a smaller jar. Colored with Prisma colored pencils, and the lids with Super Ferby metallic colored pencils. Stamped the names on the jars with the black and clear embossed. Hand drew the border around them

Stamped the sentiment "Trick or Treat" with the black on white cardstock and clear embossed. die cut with Spellbinders "Wonky Rectangles" and sponged edges with the purple sponge. Adhered to card.

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Bearly Mine  monthly Oct  Halloween
Paper Wings Productions  monthly Oct Halloween
Reasonable Ribbon  #105 ribbon/anything goes
Craftin Desert Divas  Halloween
Melonheadz Friends  lots of layers
Lil Red Wagon  #259  spooky
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Black, slate, orange, green apple, lavender
Sassy Studio Designs  #251 black, green, orange, purple
Crafts 4 Eternity  #198 creepy crawlers
Cut it Up Challenge  #56 black, lime green, orange, purple
Wags n Whiskers  Stripes  #140  Stripes
Little Scrap Pieces  Halloween
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Halloween
Corrosive Challenges  #210 Halloween
Sentimental Sundays  #229 too cute to spook + sentiment
Pan Pastel UK  #25 Halloween colors
Opus Gluei  #194 Halloween
Colour Q  #263 (see below)


Saturday, October 18, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Quill Ornate Frame - Mistletoe

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_QuillOrnateFrame_Mistletoe.html

I don't think I've every made a card with mistletoe... beats me why, it's such a lovely looking plant and has a lot of potential for sayings... This one was created because I saw a pretty image on Pinterest that i thought would quill beautifully and I was right.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_QuillOrnateFrame_Mistletoe.htmlAnyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

I'm using a sentiment stamp on the front by Quietfire Design and a bit of my own funky calligraphy on the inside...

And it fits for these challenges:
SisterAct Card Challenge  #79 anything goes
All Sorts Challenge  #281 embossing
Hiding in My Craft Room  #170 embossing
Stamps Fun Creativity  #220 for a guy
Divas by Design  #155 texture
Fab n Funky  #233 Xmas
Inky Impressions  #181 anything goes
Quirky Crafts  #21  Frame it

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_QuillOrnateFrame_Mistletoe.html



Friday, October 17, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Xmas Scene - Love Lives Here


One of my newest acquisitions... another stamp, but couldn't resist - sigh!!! (Stampendous "Christmas Cottage").

Stamped the scene using Versafine Black Onyx. Colored with Derwent watercolor pencils, water and a paint brush.

Stamped the sentiment with the black, clear embossed and cut close to the text, rounding the corners, sponging with a dirty red sponge. adhered to card and added the two chartreuse colored rhinestones.

Kept it simple on the inside by just stamping the larger quote with the black.

This will be an easy card to reproduce a few times...

I'm using sentiment and quote stamps from Quietfire Design.

Click on either image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Penny Black at All Sorts  monthly Oct  Xmas
TTCRD  #14 - 20 anything goes
Penny's Challenges  #199 anything goes
Christmas Stampin  #33 Xmas anything goes
Polka Dooodle Challenge  #42 Xmas
Southern Girls Challenge  put words on it


Monday, October 13, 2014

MC Oct 14 - Side Easel Quill - A Friend is Someone HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_SideEaselQuill_AFriendIsSomeoneHB.html
From the simple to the complex... My thought process was a simple card, then I started adding things, then it became complicated... I had to step away from it and read my book for a while... came back to it and added more stuff... so slept on it and finished it off this morning... I've got to say I like the way it turned out. BIG GRIN.

The quilling is something I came across that inspired this card. You can see the two toned cascading loop flower tutorial here by Noor Azlina Abdhul Samad K.

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps.

You can see all the details and descriptions and a bunch of close ups by clicking on card image. Enjoy

And fits for these challenges:
Fantastic Tuesday  #56 wings
Crafty Calender Challenge  monthly Oct Bingo:  flowers, pink, sparkle; pearls, sentiment, die cut; emboss, buttons, blue
Sir Stamps A Lot  monthly Oct autumn colors
Stamp and Create  monthly Oct  fall/autumn
Artistic Inspirations  #113 manke your own background
Craft Your Passion  #235 hope/love/encouragement
Crazy Challenge  #182 autumn
Cute Daisy May  distress
Incy Wincy Designs  #266 Tic Tac Toe: ha ha, pastel green, Leaves; burgundy, free, thanks; metal. BD, a little bad
Inspiration Avenue  Autumn
Oh La La Creations  #167 inspired by Nature
Squigglefly  #4114 pumpkin or use orange
JW Scrap Shack  #61 Fall
Catch the Bug  Fall


Sunday, October 12, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Rose Buds - Some People HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_RoseBuds_SomePeopleHB.htmlA friend asked me about making rose buds... which led me to experimenting... which led me to using this lace flower I also was experimenting with... which led to this card. ROFL.

Love the use of the silk materials as backgrounds. Actually love the whole card. BIG GRIN.

Anyway you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. Enjoy

I'm using Quietfire Design quote and sentiment stamps

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_RoseBuds_SomePeopleHB.html
And it fits for these challenges:
The Paper Shelter  #177  shabby chic
Milk Coffee Challenge  lots of layers
Southern Girls Challenge  shabby chic
Pile it On Challenge  #41 2 or more dies
Sweet Stamping Challenge  for a friend

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_RoseBuds_SomePeopleHB.html

Saturday, October 11, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Triangle Xmas Tree - Merry Xmas

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_TriangleXmasTree_MerryXmas.html
I can't believe I actually made a card with no words on the front. It was only when I was writing up my web page that I realized it. Amazing...

Anyway, one of the challenges called for triangles and another had a whole bunch of colors... crazy I know.

So if you want to see the details and descriptions etc., just click on card image. Enjoy

I'm using an Xmas sentiment stamp from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge  #115  triangles
Scrap Creations pop it up (use 3d tape)
ABC Christmas Challenge  T for Tree Ornament
Art Impressions Stamps  #146 fancy fold
4Crafty Chicks  #215 1 image, 2DP, 3 bling (the bling is the star, snowflakes & balls on tree)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #104 vintage Xmas + ribbon
Crimbo Crackers  #67  anything goes
Marks Finest Papers  #233 have an extra fold
Christmas Stampin  #32  inspir color image (see below)

Friday, October 10, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Jumbo Leaves - Thankful & How Beautifully cards

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_JumboLeavesCards.htmlI was really on a roll between yesterday and today... Just couldn't stop making cards BIG GRIN. These two cards are the first in the bunch...

Debra McGinnis was using the Stampendous Jumbo Leaves at the Artsy Market... and I said to myself, I have that stamp set, so pulled them out and made a couple of autumn cards using my electronic cutter as well as some of the newest calligraphy stamps from Quietfire Design.

 I'm also using the newest Pan Pastels "Pearlescent" colors. Love them. I demoed them at the Artsy Market last weekend, making backgrounds for my calligraphy. Had lots of fun.

Anyway, you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any card image. enjoy

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_JumboLeavesCards.html

And it fits for these challenges:
How Beautifully card:
Squigglefly  #4014 Leaves
City Crafter  #232 leaves
Color Throwdown  #313 orange, green, yellow, purple
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  use watercolors
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge  #250 Autumn
Wags n Whiskers  #139 fall colors
Jellypark Challenge  fall colors
Pan Pastels UK  #24  Autumn


Thankful Card:
Artistic Inspirations  #109  Thankful
Facebook Challenge Typography
Tuesday Throwdown  #216 Buttons
Crafty Creations Challenge  #273 use orange
Frilly and Funkie  Autumn colors
Inky Impressions  #180  flowers & leaves
Lil Red Wagon  #258 give thanks
Simply Create Too  #72 lots of orange
Pile it On Challenge  #40 Autumn

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_JumboLeavesCards.html
inside

MC Oct/14 - Quill Grapes - Wine is Sunlight

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_QuillGrapes_WineIsSunlight.htmlI'm loving these newest stamps from Quietfire Design... I knew this one was coming so had time to do the quilling in a couple sessions...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #117 anything goes
Little Miss Muffet  #96 anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  #197 Harvest

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_QuillGrapes_WineIsSunlight.html

MC Oct/14 - Arianna Blooms - There is Always & A Hug cards

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_AriannaBloomsCards.html
And last but not least... the last two cards from my card making session. BIG GRIN.The Arianna Blooms is one of my latest stamp acquisitions... (there are a few more that I haven't used yet...). I'm also using a tool set from Ten Second Studios - meant for shaping metal but works great for shaping flowers...

One of the challenges called for using fabric... so I adhered some to cardstock and die cut it.

As usual you can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on any image. Enjoy

And of course I'm using calligraphy stamps and eCut designs from Quietfire Design.

And it fits for these challenges:
There is Always card:
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_AriannaBloomsCards.htmlhttp://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_AriannaBloomsCards.html
Crafting Cafe  Pink
Craft Your Passion  #234 add fabric
Pink Elephant Challenge  #271 pink
A Creative Romance  #34 Color inspir (blues, purple, mauves)
Fussy n Fancy  #124 lots of pink


A Hug Card:
Crazy Challenge  #181 for a special lady
Frosted Designs  Fall colors, ink & bling

MC Oct/14 - Holly - A Smile is the Best

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_Holly_ASmileIsTheBest.html
One of the challenges called for using black... I decided to combine it with Sheena Douglas's Holly embossing folder, one of my newest acquisitions...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on card image. Enjoy

I'm also using one of the newest Xmas stamps from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Christmas Cards  lots of embellies
Creative Card Crew    #72 black cardstock
Penny's Challenges  #198 polka dots
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #280 Xmas
Alphabet Challenge  R for round or rectangle
Polka Doodle Challenge  #41 anything but square
SisterAct Card Challenge  #78 anything goes


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DT Oct/14 - Napkin Fold Card - A Smile is the Best

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog today and I'm making another of those napkin fold cards. I'm having fun making them and I thought you might enjoy making one too... So this time I'm giving the Nitty Gritty instructions as well... You can see my previous card HERE.

 My previous card was tied on the edge of the card, but this time I wanted it close to my central detail...
http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/


Click on either image to see all the details and descriptions etc on the Quietfire Creations blog. Or you can click here to see the details on my website. Enjoy.

http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/10/napkin-fold-card-smile-is-best.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge   #88 Xmas
Fab n Funky Challenge  #232 ribbon
The House That Stamps Built  #DCC108 Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters  #19 Pink

ANYTHING GOES
Love to Scrap  #39
Crafty Sentiments 
Loves Rubber Stamps  #121
Papertake Weekly 
TTCRD  7 - 13


And it fits for these challenges:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

MC Oct/14 - Classic Poinsettia Cards


http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_ClassicPoinsettiaCards.html
I picked up a stamp set by Creative Expressions "Classic Poinsettia" and wanted to use it right away BIG GRIN, so I created a solid silhouette image of each piece to cut with my electronic cutter and cut florets from pink vellum, then stamped, embossed and tooled.

You can see all the details and descriptions etc by clicking on any image. Enjoy.
http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCOct14_ClassicPoinsettiaCards.html
I'm using quote and sentiment stamps from Quietfire Design

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge  Monthly Oct anything Xmas
Crafty Sentiments  Bingo: emboss, digi, ribbon; DP, die cut, sentiment; rubber stamp, gems, flowers
Pinspirational Challenge  #125 anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday  #137 non traditional Xmas colros (pink & brown)
TTCRD  #30 - 6 anything goes
Delightful Sketches  add a sentiment
Lil Red Wagon  #257 stitching
The Paper Shelter  #176 pearls
Art Impressions Stamps  #145 Holiday sparkle
Cute Card Thursday  #341 spots & dots
Sassy Studio Designs  #249 anything goes
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #279 embossing
Crafs 4 Eternity  #196 3 of same letter (brown, border, blossom)
Crafty Catz Weekly  #249 sentiment
SisterAct Card Challenge  #77 anything goes
Little Scrap Pieces  anything goes
Catch the Bug  anything goes
Fashionable Stamping  #83  anything goes
Sentimental Sundays  #227 easel card


Friday, October 3, 2014

Walnut Hollow & Quietfire Design Blog Hop Reminder

JUST A REMINDER: you have until Oct 5th to enter the blog hop.

Welcome to the

Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop!  

We’re pleased you’re joining us and know you’ll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps on the beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products.

To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts on the Quietfire Creations Blog
and the Walnut Hollow Blog

We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!

List of Blog Hop Posts with links:
Wanda
Teresa
Chris
Sherry
Kathy Jo
Sara
Holly
Yogi (that's me...)
Chris
Judi
Yvonne
Robyn
Suzanne
Chris

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Walnut Hollow & Quietfire Design - Rustic Wood Ledge - Give Thanks


Yogi on the Quietfire Design blog today with Walnut Hollow. Love this Rustic Wood Ledge (approx 3" x 22" x 5') that fits all my stuff I use on a daily basis... Plus having the positive affirmations right in front of me, and a double plus, I can turn it around for a change of view. BIG GRIN.

You can see all the details and descriptions on the Quietfire Design blog by clicking on either image. Enjoy or you can see the details on my website here.

Needless to say, I'm using Quietfire Design rubber quote stamps and eCut design files.

Welcome to the
Walnut Hollow & Quietfire 2014 Blog Hop!  

We’re pleased you’re joining us and know you’ll find lots of creative inspiration for combining Quietfire stamps on the beautiful Walnut Hollow wood products.

To be eligible for our grand prize, your work is simple:  Please leave a comment on each of our blog posts on the Quietfire Creations Blog
and the Walnut Hollow Blog

We look forward to seeing your comments!  Tell your friends!

And it fits for these challenges:
Inky Impressions  #179 anything but a card

Monday, September 29, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Napkin Fold - May You Have

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_NapkinFold_MayYouHave.html

I came across a napkin fold card by Carol Hurlock on Split Coast Stampers. I'm familiar with the structure , but using it as a card is new to me... I decided to make mine using 10" square paper to get a 5" sq card.

You can see all the details and descriptions by click on either card image. Enjoy.

I'm using a calligraphy quote by Quietfire Design I haven't used in a while... I thought it was perfect for this card.



http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_NapkinFold_MayYouHave.htmlAnd it fits for these challenges:
Jingle Belles Rock  Xmas - use 3 different DP's
Christmas Stampin  #28 Xmas - non traditional colors
The Paper Shelter  #175 multi fold
Cute Daisy May  use 2 or more DP
Incy Wincy Designs  #264 something old, something new (the DP is ancient... and the structure for a card is new + the ribbon.)
Melonheadz Friends  fun folds
MIM Challenges  #163 dies or punches (used both)
Oh La La Creations  #166 put a bow on it
The Pink Elephant  #269 anything goes



MC Sept/14 - Skull - Something Wicked

I won a couple digi's from Aurora Wings in Card Makin Mamas challenge #88, and this skull with flowers is one of them. I love the look of it... so of course I had to make a Halloween card. BIG GRIN.

I printed out the digi in reverse mode on white cardstock then side folded it (5"w x 7"h). Colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Halloween Wicked Collection") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Adhered some purple and orange ribbon on top of each other. Used Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and my hard rubber hammer to selectively emboss areas. Sponged over them with a dirty purple sponge. Stamped the faux stitching (Stampers Anonymous Tim's "Spring Sprung" set) using Versafine "Imperial Purple". Used the purple colored pencil to add stripes above the ribbon.

Die cut the buttons from some previously decorated orange cardstock. Tied purple metallic threads through the holes then adhered to card.

Click on image to enlarge. Enjoy.

And it fits for these challenges:
Frilly and Funky  haunting Halloween
Penny's Challenges  #196 spots & stripes
Aud Sentiment  #116 Halloween sentiment
Corrosive Challenges  #209 Halloween colors
Pile It On Challenge  #39 Halloween
All Sorts Challenge  #278 stitching
Aurora Wings  #7 a Touch of Darkness
Stamp and Create  Circles & Dots
Squigglefly  #3914 dotty

Sunday, September 28, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Jingle Bells - My Idea of a Perfect Christmas

I picked up this embossing folder by Sheena Douglas and love it as a background. So of course had to make an Xmas card with it. ROFL.

I side folded my white card (5"w x 7"h).

Inked up the embossing folder with a Distress mini pad (nice and juicy) "Mowed Lawn", then colored the berries with a Distress Marker "Barn Door", misted with water and inserted my white cardstock in to the un-inked side, then closed to folder and ran through my machine (my newest gadget a Cheery Lynn Crossover machine - love it...). Trimmed down and layered it on to a dark green textured cardstock. Trimmed that down using my layering ruler at 1/8" and adhered them to the card front. Added a bit of Quickie Glue to the berries and sprinkled with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter Regal Red".

Placed a piece of aluminum tape onto a piece of cardstock and die cut using Memory Box "Jingle Bells" a couple times. Adhered to card with white glue.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "My Idea...") using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Die cut with Spellbinders circle set and sponged edges with Distress "Barn Door". Adhered to card. Die cut the ornament attachment using Sizzix "Carved Ornament" die set and a scrap of the aluminum cardstock. Distressed the hanger and colored with a black Lumocolor marker and wiped off the excess. Adhered to ornament on card.

Punched out some pine branches (McGill punch) from some green decorated cardstock, then hit the punched elements with Distress "Pine Needles". Adhered to ornament. Adhered some narrow red ribbon and added a bow.

Click on card image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Hiding in My Craft Room  #167 any holiday
Suzy Pants Smarty  #48 use some red
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #278 add a charm or use metal (2nd entry)
Sassy Studio Designs  #248 metal (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday  #340 dies & punches
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas  monthly Sept  anything goes (2nd entry)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

MC Sept/14 - Quill Chinese Lantern - Keep Your Faith - HB

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_QuillChineseLantern_KeepYourFaith_HB.html

I've been looking for rubber stamp images of Chinese Lanterns and not having much luck... The ones I've been seeing didn't have enough umph for me. Then I came across some Lanterns that were at the tail end of their life and the outside husk is just a beautiful filigree/web like openness.  I also picked up some corrugated cardstock recently and thought it would be perfect for these flowers...

You can see all the details and descriptions by clicking on either card image. Enjoy.

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_QuillChineseLantern_KeepYourFaith_HB.html
And it fits for these challenges:
Inky Impressions  #178 anything goes
Lil Red Wagon  #256 fall
The House That Stamps Built  DCC924 Fall
4 Crafty Chicks  #213 a trio of pairs (2 different quilling type papers; 2 different ribbons; 2 colored cardstocks)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge  #103 buttons & ribbon
Sassy Studios  #248 metal (4 brads)
Trimmie's Craft Challenge  #278 charm or metal
Alphabet Challenge  Q for quadruple (4 brads)
Brown Sugar Challenge  #113 anything goes
Crafty Catz Weekly  #248 birthday
Simply Create Too  #71 special occasion (birthday for a friend is special...)
SisterAct Card Challenge  #76 anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges  #255 leaves
Creatalicious  #67  flower power
Deep Ocean Challenge  #87 include at least 1 flower

http://yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2014/MCSept14_QuillChineseLantern_KeepYourFaith_HB.html