Sunday, 12 February 2017

Mojo483: A Foxy Birthday Card

I thought I'd play along with the Mojo Monday sketch a second time, since I love the layout so much! I also love the Fox Builder punch from Stampin Up and saw this as an opportunity to use it again :)
(To see the first card I made using this layout, check out my last post here). 

I used the same colour combo in this card as the last, but changed the character from a skunk to a fox. I have another niece (there are many in my family!) who is celebrating a birthday in early March and thought this would be a great birthday card for her. Again, I added a little flower by the ear of the fox to make it a little more girly. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, 10 February 2017

A Stinkin' Cute Birthday Card

One of my newest Stampin Up favourites is the Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder punch. There are just endless possibilities with this bundle! And I finally got to use it on one of my cards last night.

Mojo Monday had a great layered sketch this week and the Color Throwdown challenge this week was the perfect colour combination for what I had in mind!

I pulled out "A Little Foxy" designer series paper (DSP) and used that, along with the Color Throwdown combination, as my basis for choosing the colours of cardstock for the layers in this card sketch. The circle shape in the sketch was the perfect spot to place a cute little character using the Fox Builder punch. I've seen several images on google and Pinterest of different characters you can make with this punch and the cute little skunk caught my eye! Here's how it turned out:

The colours may be a bit more pastel than the bright colours of the Color Throwdown challenge, but I thought I would enter it anyway.  Isn't the skunk adorable?! I added a little flower to the skunk, as I will be using this card for my niece's birthday and wanted to make it a little more girly :)

I'll definitely be using this punch more often in the near future! 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Feathery Birthday Card

After a busy, long week, I spent part of my Friday night making some cards. It took me some time to gain inspiration, but after looking through a few card challenges for this week, I was inspired to make a birthday card using a stamp set I haven't touched for a long time! 

Fab Friday has a clean and simple sketch this week, which gave me the perfect start to making my card:

And Seize the Birthday has their usual "Anything Goes" theme this week. The 'Topping' option this time was felt, but I'm pretty sure I don't own any felt... or it's buried somewhere in my crafting supplies... So I opted out on that :). 

And here's the card:

The Stampin Up stamp set I used was "Four Feathers". I loved this stamp set when I first saw it, but wasn't really sure how to incorporate it into my card designs. This sketch gave me the perfect opportunity. The large circle on the card was the perfect spot for these 3 feathers that I stamped and die-cut. The colours I used are probably my favourite colour combination lately -- Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Basic Black and Whisper White. Shades of teal have always been my favourite colours! I added a small strip of black and white designer series paper which seems to pop right out of the card! A couple of the feathers and the sentiment is popped up to give the card some dimension. I've also added texture by embossing the background with "Decorative Dots". Bakers twine and small rhinestones embellish the card.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Fresh & Bold: A Flowery Birthday Card

I'm jumping right into my first 2017 entry for card challenges with a fresh and bold birthday card! 
Three card challenges inspired me to make this card.

I love using card sketches and Mojo Monday never disappoints! This week's sketch is a simple yet layered sketch:

The colours I used for this card were inspired by the inspiration photo challenge over at The Card Concept. This photo is clean & fresh with a pop of bright pink and orange. 

And finally, Paper Players has a Clean-and-Simple challenge this week with a twist: Flowers. I love using flowers on my cards. My latest favourite is the Botanical Builder framelits from Stampin Up. There are multiple flowers in this set, with options to be creative and layer the flowers. 

Now to finally show you the end result in combining all three of these challenges...

I added a little texture in the background, as well as a strip of striped designer paper in bright pink. A few of the flowers are popped up to give the card some dimension. Rhinestones are added in the center of each flower for some bling! 

I'm Back! (A Blogging Update)

After taking a very loooonnggg break from blogging, I've decided to step back into it again! I've missed it! So much has happened since Summer of 2015!  Life got busy after going back to work (starting a new job) and taking care of my now 2-year old! Crazy how fast time flies! 

With another little one on the way (due in June!) my time may be even more limited, but I thought I would try to blog every once in a while, participating in card challenges and sharing my latest projects with you. 

To give you an update in my crafting world... 

➤ I'm still keeping up with making birthday cards for family members (lately its been limited to just that)

➤ I hope to stock up my Etsy shop - making cards for upcoming holidays and keeping my shop up-to-date.

➤ This past fall, I participated in one craft show and it went really well! I hope to do at least one craft show each fall. 

➤ Over the next couple months I will be moving my crafting area to a new space in our basement (to make room for baby!). I look forward to setting up my new crafting area and making it a cozy place for me to retreat to! 

Stay tuned for another post later today where I'll be entering a recent card I made into a few challenges online! 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Viva La Verve: Welcome Baby

It's been a long time since I've participated in online card challenges! Today I'm linking up with Viva La Verve and their July Week 2 sketch (click here to see the post). I love layered sketches, so this one caught my eye!

I looked through a couple of colour challenges this week for inspiration and loved the colour combo from Colour Throwdown (minus the lime-y green). So, while I can't participate in this colour challenge because I didn't use all the colours, I still loved 3 out of 4 of the colours and decided to use them for my card -- Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, and Bermuda Bay. These colours could be use for any occasion. For me, 'baby' came to mind! My daughter's nursery has similar colours - light grey and teal/aqua. Here's a couple pictures of the card:

I love how it turned out!
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Celebrate Baby (SU)
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, I Am Me DSP
Ink: Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay
Tools: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Circles nestabilities
Accessories: Basic Grey satin ribbon, Bakers Twine (CTMH)

Friday, 17 July 2015

A Pokemon-Themed Card-in-a-Box

This past week I had a request to make a Pokemon-themed anniversary card. I am not familiar with Pokémon at all, but I thought I would take on the challenge. The recipient wanted the characters Charmander and Vulpix on the card. So I went right to google and found clipart of these characters:

Easy enough, I think! I simply drew these characters on cardstock and pieced them together from scratch. I then made a card-in-a-box base, added designer paper to each panel and added these characters to the inside panels. Here's how it turned out:

A close-up of the characters:
Card Ingredients:
Paper used for the card base: Smokey Slate, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches DSP
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Memorable Moments
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window, 1-3/8" Circle, Heart to Heart