Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mirror Mirror On The Wall...

Hi Everyone!
This week's challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenges is to make a card or project :
For Mom
I have chosen this gorgeous paper from K&Co to compliment the freebie image from TLC. Gotta love Paulette and friends ! She keeps coming up with  the most awesome stuff, if you don't 
follow her, you should!
But the sentiments here on this card are my own and they're pretty cool too, IMHO. lol I simply created them on the computer with various fonts.

 So the flowers and butterflies you're 
seeing are K&Co

Below you see the Nesties framing my image. What would the world do without Nesties, by the way? Would we still make cards? Did crafting (as we know it) exist before Nesties?
Wonderful invention!

Lots of bling going on here...I just know 
you want a closer look so I'll oblige. :-)
I colored the image with Prismacolors and 
paper pieced the dresses.

A few close ups:

I just love these colors together...
 Inside- Top
The flowers in the picture below are a combination of Marvy punches and Recollection brand flowers.
Theres a nestie again....See they pop up everywhere!

So there's my project! Now its time to see yours.
You have a whole week to show us your stuff! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate all the sweet comments you leave!

*ColourQ - COLOR
The Stamping Boutique -  Winged Things (butterfly)
*Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Use a digi
*Ooh La La Creations - Aqua, Bling and a Sentiment
*Stamp Fairy - Sparkle, 3 Patterned Papers and 2 Dies or Punches
Creative Inspirations - use a Digi.
 Sparkles Forum - Anything goes
*A Gem of a Challenge -Pearls and/or swirls 
Crafty Calendar -  April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers
*Bloggers Challenge - Ribbons & lace
*Card Makin' Mamas - Spring colours.
*Fussy and Fancy -  Springtime.
*Crafts and Me - Vintage/distress
*Just Add Ink -Just add a Flower
                                               * Paper Cutz - Pink, blue, green, purple & white ONLY.
*Phindy’s Place - Paper piecing
*Get Hippity with Ippity -- Spring/Summer
*Little Red Wagon -  for Mom

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Go For The Gold

This week at Dutch Dare is Fancy Fold
So I chose to do another explosion box.
  The possibilities of fancy folds, are endless.  
Do join us in the fun this week!

I do love these boxes! 
They make the perfect gift for special occasions.  
This was for a couple who were celebrating their 
50th wedding anniversary. (Hence all the gold)
50 years definitely deserves something special!

Side 1

Side 2

Side 3

Side 4

I was hoping to have a tutorial ready for you this time on how I 
do the cake.  I ran out of time.  I have not forgotten.  I will
surprise you one day. 
Meanwhile these are the measurements I used
The dimensions I used for the cake layers are as follows:
Bottom layer- 5 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides 
Middle layer- 4 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides
Top layer- 3 1/2" Square- scored at 1" on all 4 sides
This is the tutorial I used on making the box
To see my other boxes you can go here and here

Side 1
Side 2  

Side 3

Side 4

Supplies Used:
Glimmery Cardstock and White W/ Glitter: Recollections
Gold Doilies: Wilton Cake
Gold Ribbon: Thin- Offray  Wide- Celebrate It
Flowers On Top Of Box: Wedding Section at Michael's
Flower On Top Of Cake: Offray
Flowers On Side Of Cake: Small EK Success Punch- Layered
Flowers On Outside And Inside of Box- K&Co. 
Pearls: Recollections : Paper Studio
Gold Frames: Making Memories
Punch: Martha Stewart: Double Arches 
Gold Hearts: Jolees???
Sentiments: Done On Computer 

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Amber's Crafts and Stuff  - Use your favorite things. (The Box, Pearls, Flowers)
Crafts and Me - Ribbon
Creative Craft World - Weddings/ Anniversaries
Scrapbook Sisters - Wedding Or Anniversary
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - Celebration
Fab 'n' Funky - Spotty And Dotty
My Time To Craft - On The Spot
The Paper Variety - Flowers
Bearly Mine - Inside Out - Decorate inside of card/project
Claudia & Co - Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Crafty Emma - Monochromatic
One Stop Craft -  Monochromatic
Paper Take Weekly -  Dimension somewhere On Your Card
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle & Bling
Wags 'n Whiskers  - Ribbons & Pearls.
Shabby Tea Room - Doilies and Lace
Catered Crop - Polka Dots, Bling, Ribbon, Scallops
Alphabet Challenge - "W" is for white with only one other colour.
I Did It Creations - Sing a Song. (Heart Of Gold- Neil Young)
Pile It On - Say it in Style

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Even More Springiness

This is the third get well Card I made for a friend.
I had 3 get well cards to make quick, so these
were perfect for the  situation.  Like the others
I used a K&Co. card kit. 

Chalked the die cut Ivory
Top Inside
 Bottom- Inside
I posted this 
on my other post earlier this morning, 
did not have time to link up my challenges
so I decided spilt them up and give them 
their own post.  So a few of you get to 
see it twice today!
Supplies Used:
Card Kit: K&Co. (All paper)
Ribbon: Offray
Sentiment: Mine From Computer
Stickers: K&Co. (Glitter in the stickers)
Die Cut: Martha Stewart Tags- Chalked 
Lace: From Joann's- Chalked
Pearls: Recollections

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Sketchy Colors - Colour* Turquoise, Purple & Green
Top Tip Tuesday  - Spring Has Sprung
Tuesday Throwdown - Sparkle & Bling
Cupcake Craft  - Doctors and Nurses
House of Gilli - Stripes and Bling
Shabby Tea Room - Doilies and lace
Woodware USA - Anything goes
Little Claire's  - Any Celebration with Spring Theme or Colors
Craft Us Crazy - Spring.
The Rubber Cafe - Spring
Patties Creations  - Spring.
Card Makin' Mamas  - Embellish it.
Tellen's Place - Sparkle & Lace.

More Springiness

 As I mentioned in the last post there were three of these
get well cards.  So here are the last two.  The paper is from
K&Co. card kits.  I LOVE them.  So quick, yet very
pretty when in a time crunch.  These  Martha Stewart 
die cuts are my other favorites at the moment.  
 Top Inside
 Bottom Inside
Supplies Used:
Card Kit: K&Co. (All paper)
Ribbon: Basic Basic
Sentiment: Hope You Feel Better- Mine From Computer    
Happy Thoughts- Whimsy
White Flower: Recollections
Patterned Flowers: Marvy Punches
Die Cut: Martha Stewart Tags
Lace: From good friend Yenni- (Thank You Yenni!)
Pearls & Jewels: Recollections 

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
Wags 'n Whiskers - Ribbons & Pearls.
Incy Wincy Designs - Flower Frenzy
Shabby Tea Room -  Doilies & Lace
CCEE Stampers - Add A Doily Die and/or Lace.
Pixie Dust Studio - Lace it up
Woodware USA -  Anything Goes
Crafty Pad - Spring
2 Sisters - Spring
Craft Us Crazy - Spring.
Card Makin' Mamas - Embellish it.
Mami Doodles - Use A Punch Or Die Cut
Freshly Brewed - Flowers
Gingerloft - Got the Blues

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Is In The Air

I had 3 get well cards to make, so these cards from K & Co. made the 
perfect base to make some pretty but quick cards. 
This is for a friend who had knee surgery.  I have 2 more of these 
cards that will pop up sometime soon. We are in the middle of spring
here in North Carolina, but are now in a cold spell with a bit of rain.
So this card is the perfect color combo to cheer one up.
At least it does for me!

 Close up of Medallion- I chalked it to give it a more off white look
It is also close enough to show one of the pearls fell off!- oops!

Inside Of Card
Inside- Top
Inside- Bottom

Shabby Tea Room's Color Inspiration

Supplies Used:
Card Kit: K&Co. (All paper)
Ribbon: Offray
Sentiment: Mine From Computer
White Flower: Recollections
Patterned Flowers: Marvy Punches
Die Cut: Martha Stewart Tags- Chalked & Spellbinders Labels 8
Lace: From Joann's- Chalked
Pearls: Recollections

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This Card In:

The Shabby Tea Room: Color Inspiration & Flowers
House Of Gilli: Ribbons & Pearls
Wags 'n Whiskers: Ribbons & Pearls
Charisma Cardz: Bling & Sparkle
The Rubber Cafe: Spring Flowers (Inside)
Pattie's Creations: Flowers and Pearls
Scrapbook Sisters: Card For a Special Lady
Gingerloft: Die Cuts
Scrappy Frogs: Flowers (On Inside) & Lace
Card Makin Mamas: Embellish It


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