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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Frightfully delightful freaky Friday challenge #4

Have you been playing or following along with Leigh O'Brien's "frightfully delightful freaky Friday challenges??" Check them out on Leigh's blog. This week's challenge was a sketch challenge in a Halloween theme...of course! This was a really fun layout to play with.
I started by masking a moon on glossy white cs and using my brayer applying 3 layers of blue bayou ink for the night sky. Then I stamped in my branches and owls. By using my white gel pen I was able to colour the owls eye's white to really make them pop. To get my scalloped border on the main image I used a small circle punch and just taped them along the edges of the main image. I still have not purchased and nestabilities but am hoping maybe Santa will bring me some for Christmas...wink! I added my sentiment using the rounded tab punch and added a brad and some orange gingham ribbon. The main image panel is up on dimensionals.
Stamps: branch out and we're not scared (MFT), Boo sentiment (PTI~spooky sweets). CS: blue bayou, pumpkin pie, glossy cs and patterned papers by: Making Memories (black sparkly paper), KI Memories (Halloween words). Inks: blue bayou, blk staz on, white craft. Access: dimensionals, brayer, white gel pen, orange snaps (MM), circle punch, brad, rounded tab punch, orange gingham ribbon.
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Inspiration Saturday...

Today on Splitcoast was the inspiration challenge and there were 3 different bedding displays from JC penny to gather inspiration from. I chose the second image...I loved the bright bold colours, the mix of polka dots, stripes and flowers... wonderfully girly! So, sticking with that theme I went for a super girly card. I finally inked up my "fairy nice" set I traded for months ago :o

I started out by choosing my colours to follow the inspiration piece: pixie pink, pretty in pink, green galore and a wee bit of tempting turquoise (in the patterned paper and her wings). I stamped my fairy onto watercolour paper and using paint brushes painted her in, layering a bit of darker colour in some areas for a bit of shading. I added some barely banana ink around her to really make her pop. Using my 2 way glue pen I also added some glitter around her...a wee bit of pixie dust if you The layout is from Wednesday's sketch challenge.

The rest of the card is pretty straight forward I think. The pretty in pink panel was cuttlebugged with the swiss dots folder and the patterned paper is from Imaginisce and the thick plaid ribbon is by Making Memories (I think).
Supplies: Stamps: Fairy nice. CS: gable green, pixie pink, pretty in pink, water colour paper and patterned paper by Imaginisce. Ink: Brilliance graphite black, basic black, Used for watercolouring: pixie pink, pretty in pink, gable green, tempting turquoise, and barely banana). Access: cuttlebug, swiss dots emboss folder, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, paintbrushes, dimensionals, ticket corner punch, plaid ribbon (Making Memories, I think).
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

frightfully delightful freaky friday challenge #3...

The frightfully delightful freaky friday challenge this week was a colour challenge. To make a Halloween card using only the following colours: Purple, dark orange, olive and black (neutrals allowed too). This is what I came up with!
I received this awesome image from MFT from the PIF (pay it forward) thread on Splitcoast. I really wanted to paper piece the witch's dresses but because I didn't have the stamp decided to use an exacto knife and cut the dresses out and line up patterned paper beneath the main image. Voila! They now have stylish I coloured them in using Prismas, gamsol and stumps and added black stickles to their boots and her hat...these ghoulish gals are ready for a night on the town! Using my white craft ink and a sponge I sponged the edges of all the black cardstock, cuttlebugged the purple panel and then using the finger walk technique stamped the cheesecloth bg on the olive panel. The sentiment "ghoul's night out" was done on the computer. I added a black glittery bat to continue the "glitter" theme and added the fat olive ribbon under the panels and tied purple, olive and pumpkin grosgrain ribbon off of the main image. The main image is popped up to add some dimension to the design.
Stamps: Totally witchin' (MFT), cheesecloth bg. CS: basic black, elegent eggplant, old olive, whisper white and patterned papers by: Making memories (spellbound) and renessaince (?). Ink: blk staz on, basic black, white craft ink. Access: cuttelbug, skulls and swirls embossing folder, sponge, Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, exacto knife, dimensionals, 5/8" olive grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin, olive and eggplant grosgrain ribbon, horizontal slot punch, black stickles, glittery foam bat (Making Memories), and computer for sentiment.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Anything but square...

Last Saturday's challenge on "our creative corner" was to make any shaped card (except square or rectangle).
I decided to make a haunted house card and feature my new adorable Bella "little witchy".
I drew a house template and then traced it and cut it out. I did the same for the roof and popped the bottom edge up with dimensionals to give it some dimension. I coloured my little witch using prismas, gamsol and stumps. I used my circle punches to create a pumpkin, added some ribbon and a tag with a computer generated sentiment.
Stamps: Little witchy (Bella), pumpkin stem (Spooky sweets ~Papertrey Ink). CS: Basic black, whisper white, old olive, pumpkin pie and designer paper by Making Memories (Spellbound). Ink: Brilliance black graphite, distress ink. Access: sponge, Prisma's, gamsol, stumps, circle punches, chipboard tag (Beary Patch), slit punch, dimensionals, and ribbon.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Frightfully delightful freaky Friday challenge #2

For the second freaky Friday challenge Leigh O'Brien asked us to make a non Halloween card using a Halloween stamp. This one took a lot of thought as I did not want to do the same idea that Leigh did by using a "haunted house" image for a welcome or congrats on your new house card. I really wanted to do something different. So finally after much thought I came up with this! A gift card holder for a coffee gift card with a beat up looking Frankenstein for the "rough morning" I came across this cool gift card holder tutorial that I had printed off ages ago by Julia Stainton.

I started by stamping Frankie onto watercolour paper and then using my black marker inked up his shirt (minus the words) and stamped it onto my patterned paper and paper pieced his shirt. I coloured Frankie using a paintbrush and ink in the lids of the pads. When I stamped him onto the watercolour paper I masked off the words off of his bag and using my snap stamps I stamped the words "cafe". Using my sewing machine I sewed the edges for the "pocket" for the inside to hold the gift card and then also sewed the scalloped edge onto the front. Added some distress ink on all the papers and added some blue bayou, old olive and reverse side of patterned paper to matt the main image. I inked up the swirl from the Baroque motifs set and added a couple of swirls onto my main patterned paper. The sentiment "Mornings can be rough..." was done on my computer and printed right onto my patterned paper. I added some ribbon and then popped Frankie up onto dimensionals so that he pops off of the card.

For the inside I cut out a little message panel and once again using my computer printed the rest of the sentiment onto the inside "coffee's on me!". I added some coffee beans and distressing onto the cardstock.
I think this turned out really cute and know many friends (including myself) who could totally relate to these

Stamps: Best Fiends, baroque motifs and like it a latte. CS: watercolour paper, old olive, blue bayou and patterned papers by Bohemia My Minds Eye. Inks: Brilliance graphite, chocolate chip, walnut stain distress ink (Tim Holtz), basic black marker. Access: slit punch, chocolate chip twill, brown and black ribbon by May Arts, paintbrush, sponge, dimensionals, sewing machine, and computer.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

cootie catcher Thanksgiving center piece MFT style...

So I have to admit that I really bought this set for the little owls...I honestly did not think that I would use this scarecrow and now....I am in scarecrow love!! I started playing with this little guy and wanted to make a little center piece for my table for Thanksgiving so I started checking out Splitcoast for a little something to hold some treats. I came across a past technique challenge (TLC154) where you make those folded fortune teller's (I never knew they were actually called cootie I used a piece of 12X12 double sided patterned paper and followed the instructions and voila! a sweet little candy dish.

I stamped my scarecrow in Brilliance ink onto kraft cs and coloured him using Prisma colour pencils, gamsol and stumps. I used rafia for his hair, sticking out of his chest and popping out from his shirt sleeves...he looks so real. I stamped his hat twice and popped up the brim over his hair to add some dimension to him. I also popped up the corn behind him for added dimension. I used a glue dot to secure him to his "stick", made a hole in the center of the cootie catcher and he sits right in the center scaring people from eating my pistachio' I still wanted to add a little something and decided that one of the sentiments from "branch out" would be perfect ("let us gather with grateful hearts") so I stamped it onto really rust cs four times and secured them onto the cootie catcher with brads. I am really excited that this came out exactly like I had envisioned and hoped!

I really hope everyone is having a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving! It is just my husband, daughter and I for dinner at our house this year and also my first time making the dinner completely on my own... :o should be

stamps: we're not scared (MFT), sentiment (branch out~MFT). CS: kraft, whisper white, really rust and designer paper by KI memories. Ink: Brilliance, basic black. Access: dimensionals, rafia, glue dot, Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, brads, hemp thread, and pencil.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Frightfully delightful freaky friday challenge #1

Leigh O'Brien issued an awesome challenge on her blog...check out all the deets and prizes and new challenge here. The first challenge is to make a Halloween card using non-Halloween This one took some thinking, but I finally decided on Gina K's "way to go" set with LAD (Lizzie Anne Designs) "out of this world" alien popping out of the toilet looking for his

I cut a slit in the toilet bowl so that my little alien could pop out, his head is on dimensionals to give some dimension to the main image. I LOVE this paper from Making Memories "spellbound" line. The sentiment is from Papertrey ink's "spooky sweets" set and I added it onto the oval punches and then weaved the ribbon through it. The ovals are on dimensionals as well. I did do some paper piercing in the 4 corners of the card but due to the designs on the paper, it's not really very visible. I left the design fairly clean as I really wanted the main image to be the focal point. I love the way this one came cute is the little alien?! The layout is one I have used before and seems to be my "go to" layout.

Stamps: Way to go! (Gina K), out of this world (LAD), spooky sweets (Papertrey Ink). CS: Basic black, pumpkin pie, whisper white and patterned paper by Making Memories (Spellbound line). Ink: Brilliance graphite black. Access: xacto knife, dimensionals, small and medium oval punches, orange grosgrain ribbon, gingham ribbon, crop-o-dial, Prismacolour pencils, gamsol and stumps.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadian readers!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Spooky sweets boxy bag...

Quite awhile back, Texasjodylynn made the sweetest little treat box/bag...and she named it a boxy bag. I finally created one using her tutorial and it is simply adorable! Check out her tutorial here.
While out at the dollar store with my daughter this afternoon I came across these Halloween themed treat bags that were clear but had small Halloween images all over them (as you can see in the photo, under the boxy bag- I chose the bats) and knew I wanted one of those holding my treats in the boxy bag. Once I arrived home I also realized I had some leftover candy corn from my last project to use as filler in the bags...YAY!
I stamped up the cauldron image from "Haunting Halloween" and coloured it using my Prisma colour pencils, gamsol and stumps. I stamped the stars and steam image with a glue pad and sprinkled glitter on it so it is super magical and glittery looking. The patterned paper is the reverse side of the Imaginisce paper I have been using (the sheet is almost These little boxy bags could be made up for any occasion and are super cute. Imagine them personalized with names on the tags and set on a table for Thanksgiving place settings....sooooo cute!
Supplies: Stamps: haunting Halloween, spooky sweets (Papertrey Ink). CS: Basic black, whisper white, kiwi kiss and patterned paper by Imaginisce. Ink: Black staz on, glue pad. Access: glitter, small and medium oval punches, horizontal slot punch, gingham ribbon, hemp thread, cropodial, Prisma colour pencils, gamsol, stumps, white gel pen, green grosgrain, acetate bag, and candy corn.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Treatza pizza gift set...

I am going to apologize in advance for the not so great photography but, it's a windy, grey day outside and natural light is not at it's best at the moment =)
Sorry for the lack in posts but, I had a nasty cold and was out of commission for a few days and then work got in the way of my, you know the whole dealio.

Mondays technique challenge on Splitcoast was to make a mini pizza box. The tutorial is provided by Jen Del Muro and can be found on the above technique challenge link. These are the cutest little boxes and so easy and fun to make. I made a window in my box so the recipient can see the yummy candy corn I filled the box with. I also found a wonderful sketch by Jen Del Muro while browsing her blog and decided to make a matching card to make this a little gift set. I happened to have these sweet trick-or-treater images that I received from the "pay it forward" thread on Splitcoast that worked perfectly for the design I had in mind.


pizza box: stamps: spooky treats (Papertrey Ink), skull (Imaginisce). CS: kiwi kiss, pumpkin pie, acetate and patterned paper by Imaginisce. Ink: versamark. Access: black emboss powder, heat gun, gingham ribbon (dollar store), tag (Stampin Up!), hemp thread, dimensionals, giga scallop punch, fiskars circle cutter, black and orange stickles.

Card: Stamps: Fright night (My favorite things), Cheesecloth bg, sentiment by Amuse. CS: kiwi kiss, basic black, patterned paper by Imaginisce. Ink: blk staz on, white craft ink, basic black. Access: Prismacolour pencils, gamsol, stumps, dimensionals, brads, paper piercer, cuttlebug and emboss folder and ticket corner punch.