Monday, November 21, 2011

Apple of my Eye...

Inspirational photos are great, and this week the Lawnscaping Challenge is to create a card (or other project) inspired by this photo:

I used Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine and Critters in the Forest.

I am also entering my card in 4 Crafty Chicks challenge #64 - Paper Piecing.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Card Camp Week 2

The weeks go by so fast that it is hard to believe that Holiday Card Boot Camp is already over! I have only had the chance to sit down and make one card for the class so far.
I really enjoyed the class, even if I haven't tried all the ideas/techniques yet - but I plan to next week.
For my card, I used my new Penny Black stamps (that I bought through Simon Says Stamp with my 15% discount as a HCBC student!), winter wonderland. These stamps are soooo cute! I love the little birds. I used the first sketch from Day 6 for my card. I thought it worked perfectly with the three birds.
I added some glitter to the hats, but it is hard to see on the picture.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanks, Friend

I just love my LF stamp set, Making Frosty Friends. There are so many things you can make with it!

The Lawnscaping challenge, that I'm entering my card into, is all about Thanks. 

I created my little scene of animals and a small snowman. The idea was to have it look like the animals created their own 'snowman' as a thank you to their special wintery friend. I just love the smiling socks and adorable bunny from the My Silly Valentine stamp set.

Stamps: LawnFawn Making Frosty Friends; My Silly Valentine; Critters in the Forest (click on the LF image on the side to go to their wonderful site.)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, copics, glitter gel pen, Tim Holtz distress inks
Paper: BG Nordic Holiday, and paper scraps

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Birthday Card

My mom's birthday is on Monday and I had so much trouble deciding what type of card to make for her. After picking out Bo Bunny Garden Girl paper (she has a gorgeous garden) I felt that a PB stamp would work perfectly. I wish the pictures turned out better, but it is so grey outside and I couldn't get a good picture. The close-up of Mimi is closest to the true colours of the paper.

I still have to make an anniversary card for my parents, but I think it is time to get some ironing done first. :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Giveaway at Lawnscaping Challenge!

Laurel, over at the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog, is giving away FC Watercolour pencils. So hurry over  and check it out.  :)

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

I've seen the cute Paper Smooches images on a lot of cards recently (love the snowdudes) and checked out their challenge site, Paper Smooches Sparks. Luckily I am entering my card just in time - it ends tomorrow!
I don't own any PS stamps, yet, but they do have some free digital images that I used. You can go to Paper Smooches to check them out.

The inspirational picture has green, orange, cream and brown; the free image is a feather. I thought about it for a while and decided to cut the stem off the feathers, use distress ink to colour them, and arrange them like a butterfly. I used the Fall colours for the wings and then added a folded ribbon for the body.