Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Halloween or Halloween Colors

Last minute again! Here is my card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Halloween or Halloween Colors!

As you can see I was inspired by the colors of the fun mood board they provided. I would like to encourage you to play but the challenge closes in 10 hours... I really hope that I have more time to write my next post because I would like to welcome two new followers! 

Since I probably won't post before I wish you all a fun and safe Halloween!

Thank you so much for you visit and you kind comments,

Stamps: PSX (cat), Inkadinkado (spider), Hero Arts (words)
Die: Lawn Fawn (word bubble)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tuesday Trigger: Enthralled with Fall

The Tuesday Trigger over at the Moxie Fab World is this gorgeous photo

Instead of leaves this idea popped into my head:

The picture is not the greatest but it was already dark and I couldn't wait until tomorrow because the challenge closes tonight. (I will try to get a better picture tomorrow and edit the post.)
That's also why I will be very brief tonight.

Have a great week and thanks for visiting and commenting,


Die: Simon Says Stamp (happy), My Favorite Things (scallops)
Ribbon: Stampin' Up 
Stamps: Hero Arts (Lattice), Impression Obsession (?), Hero Arts (dotted swirls), unknown/unmounted (script),  Impression Obsession (plaid)
Let me know if you have any questions...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Muse Challenge # 40

Happy Saturday!

This is already the 40th challenge at the Muse Card Club where everyone can vote for their three favorite entries but it's the first time for me to play! But how could I not? This week's muse is the one and only Darnell and not only did she provide a beautiful card to inspire us but also wrote a thought provoking post. Take some time and read it here. So how could I not make a card? First Darnell's inspiration:

And here is my card:

I wanted to use torn paper, not only because I love the look of it (at one time I was know amongst my stamping friends for the torn paper look) and hadn't used it in a while but also because of the symbolism that Darnell wrote about in her post. The vellum I used once covered some chocolates and I just couldn't throw it out. It is not wrinkled like it looks on the photo but has a pattern on it. (Wish I would remember which chocolates they were...)

Have a great weekend and hope you take some time to create something, maybe even for the Muse challenge...


Die: Simon Says Stamp flower die, colored with Pearlescent Chalks from Pebbles, Inc.

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Less is More" week 142: Trees

Hello friends,

Another challenge that I have been following but never participated in is "Less is More". This week the theme is trees and I think you know by now that I love trees. So I felt I just had to make a card! The beginning of the week was busy so when I arrived at Stamp Camp* today this was the first card I made because the challenge is closing soon!

It is even a One Layer card even though that was not the challenge this week. Do you see the score lines on the bottom? 

* Stamp Camp: Every October, my stamping friend "Dora" kindly uses her timeshare for a whole week of stamping fun and invites all her friends. Some friends had to leave already and I could only come for the last two nights.

Maybe I will post again from our beautiful location...

Thank you for your visit and your comments. If you have any questions please contact me.


Stamps: PSX (tree, it's from 1995, woohooo!), Stampin' Up (words, Simply Sketched)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holiday

Hello friends,

Hope all is well with you!
This week at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge we are to enter Christmas/Holiday cards. I am one of those people who make the same card for everyone. I actually enjoy the mass production. That's why I cannot show you this year's Christmas card (don't even have a prototype yet - panic!). But I wanted to play and therefore went into my archives and will show you this card:

It's an ivory shimmer card, with a gold shimmer strip on the side, gold embossed with the music background. 

Have a great week,

Stamps: PSX (angel collage), Judikins (music background)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CFC #116 Chevrons and Sequins

Happy Wednesday!

Over at CAS-ual Friday they want us to use Chevrons and Sequins and it was a great motivator to finally break open the sequins that I bought months ago. But where were they? I searched high and low and was growing desperate when I finally located them. Phew!

So here is my card:

The top chevron is cut from matte silver paper. The rainbow chevron is made by tearing tissue paper and glueing it onto watercolor paper, a fun project that I did at a friends house one day.

Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments!
Have a great day,

Stamps: Hero Arts (newspaper background), sentiment computer generated
Die: Chevrons (My favorite things)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

ric #45, CAS(E) this sketch #48

Hello everyone,

The inspiration picture of the Runway Inspired Challenge #45, Tanya Taylor is right up my alley! Black and white with bright colors and stripes! Sunday morning, while in the process of waking up, I had a, what I thought, brilliant idea. But it didn't work out. Oh well... I had a few other ideas and finally made a card with the current sketch from CAS(E) this sketch #48. But first the inspiration picture. Doesn't this dress look comfortable and actually wearable?

And this is the sketch

and finally my card

Thank you for your visit and for all your kind comments,

Stamps: DRS designs (black and white stripes), Hero Arts (Everyday sayings - love this set!), the colored stripes are made with markers (years ago I tried to copy my favorite patterned paper that I couldn't find anymore) 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A baby card for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day, my friends!

I did manage to make a card today. I needed one for a new baby boy and here it is:

And since it features plenty of dots it get's to play over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, where they are going dotty this week. This is my second card for their challenge. The other one is here
Btw, the star is cut out from silver mirror paper. And the panel is mounted with foam tape, which doesn't show so well in the picture. 

Hope you find time to make a card or two today,

Stamps: Hero Arts (dotted background, alphabet)
Ink: Brilliance Sky Blue

Friday, October 4, 2013

Retro Sketches #83, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Hello there,

I have been admiring the sketches at Retro Sketches for a long time but have never gotten around to making a card on time. I fell in love with this one when I first saw it over at Muse and now I couldn't miss another chance to play with this versatile sketch! So even though I have a million other things I should be doing, I sat down and made this simple card with a piece of cardstock that my friend M brought on a recent Thursday night for another project and which I ended up not using then.

First sketch #83

and my card

And since it has dots it also gets to play over at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, where they are going dotty this week!

Have great weekend,

Stamp: Hero Arts

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #47

Hello crafty friends,

I am back again because I really wanted to play with CAS(E) this sketch #47. I love their sketches but not always find the time to make a card in time. First this week's sketch:

And here is what I made:

I hope it is CAS enough. There are no embellishments but it really needed those layers. At least IMHO.

What do you think?

Stamps: Borders from the set Trifecta, words from the set So Breeze - all by Mama Elephant

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