Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CHNC's challenge card for a child

For this week's CHNC challenge, I have made a shaker box card.  A rectangle was cut out of the card front and my shaker box was attached on the inside front.  The outside acrylic was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder, but it doesn't show up very well in the pic.  I added patterned paper to the front and a border on the inside front to hide the foam tape that was used to stick both pieces of acrylic together.  Glitter snow is inside the shaker.  Felt dimensional snowmen stickers were used on the inside.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 3, 2012

CHNC bell challenge

Christmas will be here before we realize, so I guess it's time to get started on some cards.  I've been following CHNC's challenge blog for some time;  just haven't had much time to participate.  I must say, the ladies over there have been making some beautiful cards!  This card is for CHNC's bell challenge and also for Crop Chocolate's weekly challenge, which is to be monochromatic (white and black are OK to add, though).  I went with different greens and used a cricut (winter collection trim the tree cartridge) to cut out the bell image.  The sentiment is MM alphabet charms painted white, with the indented letters painted green using acrylic paints.  Paper is EP Holly Jolly Christmas.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CHNC's Home for Christmas challenge

This card is for CHNC's Home for Christmas challenge. We are to use a house (or part of one) somewhere on our card. I have used Echo Park papers and some rub-ons from Michaels, as well as DecoArt snow writer. This was combined with the CropChocolate challenge, which was to use packaging materials. The clear plastic "window" is packaging from a pack of Glazed Brads.
It was a fun challenge! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

buttons and up-cycled flowers

This card was made for two challenges: CHNC's button challenge and Crop Chocolate's up-cycled flowers challenge. For the flowers, I used some old sheet music from high school voice lessons. (I never liked this piece, so it was easy to cut it into flowers.) After die cutting the flowers and leaves, I inked the pieces with distress ink and sprayed with glimmer mist for a little sparkle - hard to see in this picture, though. The sentiment is made using a simple brown rub-on alphabet set. I thought it sort of went with the music sheet flowers.
This was a fun card to make; thanks for taking a look!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

CHNC Challenge 61, LIM scrappy card

This card is for CHNC's challenge to add ribbon or charms and LIM's challenge to use scraps. Everything on this card is from the scrap box except the white card base and star charms. I used a circle nestie to cut out around a scalloped nestie leftover and placed it over the center "Joy" circle that was a practice heat embossing piece. I didn't have any narrow ribbon, so instead I pulled out some scrap embroidery floss to hand stitch around the white circle and added star charms to the ends.
I always like using up leftovers, and like a little sparkle, too.
Thanks for taking a look.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Love Birds - Crop Chocolate non traditional valentine challenge

The Crop Chocolate challenge for last week was to make a valentine using non traditional colors. I used the love birds stamp set and colored the birds with copics in lavender and yellow. The branch they are sitting on is a die cut and nesties were used for the white and patterned paper mat. All was put on dark brown cardstock then mounted on a white card base. The inside of the card is finished using the same brown and printed papers framing the sentiment. I really like this card, even with the different colors. And, my hubby liked it too! (Purple is his favorite color.)

Less is More Punches or Die Cuts Challenge

The challenge for this week at Less is More is to use punches or die cuts. I have also combined this with Crop Chocolate's challenge to use one shape in place of another. The shape I have chosen is a heart and have used that shape to form shamrocks. All the hearts were punched out, which satisfies the Less is More challenge.
The center plaid square was made with a stripe stamp and three different colors of green. I stamped then rotated 90 degrees and stamped again to achieve a plaid design. The edges of the white background cardstock were cut with pinking shears and the square mounted on a darker green square with inked edges. I ran the hearts and hand cut stems through my Xyron then put the shamrocks together on the plaid square and card base. Some stickles were added for sparkle.
As always, thanks for looking at this card!

CHNC Challenge 60

This week at CHNC, we are to make a card with a scene. I have decided to continue using up some scraps from last year, and made a card base with some light blue swirly leftover card stock. The scene was purchased at Michael's end of season sale. It's a glitter rub-on called "Winter's Night" I used Nesties to cut around the scene and to make a solid blue mat. The corners of the card base were rounded using a punch and gems added for more bling. All in all a very simple card but fun to make (I've never used such a big, thick rub-on before). I like it and hope you do too.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CHNC Challenge 58, LIM Aqua Challenge

This week at CHNC, we are to use die cuts, and the challenge at Less is More is to use the color aqua. So, I've combined both and made an aqua card with die cut snowflakes on it.
The base is aqua Bazzill card stock, and snowflakes are cut out of vellum with pearls added to the centers. For the "winter", I used a letterpress and white paint. I sprinkled fine, clear glitter over the printed area while still wet to give it a more snowy feel. It is quite simple, but I think it is effective.
Thanks for taking a look!

Friday, February 3, 2012

CHNC Challenge 57

Hello, I'm back! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! My first Christmas card of the year is for CHNC's Challenge 57, which is to create any type of square card. So, I've made a square gatefold angel card. I used a glittered angel sticker that I mounted onto white cardstock, then fussy-cut it out and adhered to the front of the card. The wide red ribbon was from a Christmas gift. And I added the holly stickers that go with the angel on two of the corners. It's a simple card, but I really like it! Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy it.