Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sketch Challenge # 206 at FCCB

I am going to call this post a "Tale of Two Cards". First this is the card that I posted for the challenge. I used Cricut cartridges,  George and Basic Shapes and Ribbons and Rosettes.

 Here is the inside. Sometimes I don't finish the inside when I am not using the card right away. I like to personalize the inside with my message, but since I was using this one I went ahead and finished it.
 Here's a tip. I like to write my message on another piece of card stock so if I mess up I can start over and not ruin my card. I then adhere it to the inside.

Now for the tale. I originally made another card for the challenge, but was never really happy with it. It looked OK and followed the design of the sketch, but there was something about it I did not like. Since I needed a wedding card I decided I would use the sketch and see how it turned out. I am so glad I did because I think it turned out beautiful.

This time I cut my card base as a 5x5 square.  I think that is what made the difference. Before I made the card base A2 size. 
The first step was spraying the white card stock with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. It's hard to see it in the picture, but in real life it added a lot to the card. Then I ran it though the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot folder.  Because of the square shape the folder was not wide enough to cover the whole card which worked out perfectly, because that is where I ended up stamping my sentiment.
The heart border was cut from silver paper using the Ribbon and Rosettes cartridge. I had to trim it down because it was a little too wide. I adhered it to the card and used white seam binding for the bow. 
The next step was embellishing the rectangular piece from the card design. It's two layers of paper, one silver and the other white. I stamped the black dot border using the Fiskars celebration stamp set. I used this stamp set for all the stamping on this card. The intertwining hearts are cut using the silhouette feature from George and Basic Shapes in silver paper. For the Mr. and Mrs. I used Thickers "Lark" by Dear Lizzy.
The finishing touch, four square rhinestones at each corner.  I used pop dots to elevate this off the base for more dimension.

And now you my be wondering about the other card. Well here it is. So you be the judge.

Hope you will link your project using the sketch at FCCB. Good luck and have fun. And if it doesn't turn out right the first time try again. Maybe sometime in the future this card will be just right for the occassion. Thanks for looking and leave a comment. Let me know which card you like.

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, April 7, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 205 Spring Cleaning

Hi! Hope everyone is having a good crafting day. We all have Cricut cartridges that we have bought, either on sale because the price was so good we couldn't pass up the deal or we thought the images were so cute surely we would make a project using them.  Well Joann's had Cricut cartridges on sale for $19.99 and I bought Kates' ABC's. I have seen so many cards made using these images and I thought they were so cute. Well finally I have made a card using this cartridge. The challenge this week at FCCB is to use a cut or cartridge we have not used before. Here is my card.

I think it came out so colorful. The paper I used is from K&Company "Sweet Nectar". It's was a mat stack and a sticker pad that coordinated. All the papers and embellisments are from this paper collection. For my sentiment I used a stamp from our sponsors this week Mark's Finest Paper's called "Garden Bunny". It worked perfectly with my little watering can filled with flowers. I used pop-dots to give the card dimension on the watering can and the sentiment. For a little bling I used Stickles on the flowers.

Pull out those cartridges and come up with your own creation, then link it to our challenge at FCCB.
Our sponsor Mark's Finest Papers will be giving away a stamp set to one lucky winner.

Bye Bye for Now'

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sketch Challenge #204 at FCCB

FCCB challenge for this week is to use this sketch for your project.


Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

I made tags for baby gifts.  I have some co-workers who are pregnant. So I made one for a boy and one for a girl using "Little Miss" and "Little Mister" DCWV stacks.
The tags were cut from the paper using George and Basic Shapes @ 5".  I embellished them with a star cut from this cartridge. I used coordinating Stickles for some shine on each star. The girlie one has a flower and the boy one has a pinwheel brad.  For the B is for Baby I used the cards from the paper stack.  I used hand dyed crinkle ribbon in yellow and pink.

Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is My Craft Spot.
Hope you will play along.

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 203 Bye Bye Birdie

For this weeks challenge create a project with a bird. Spring is fast approaching and the birds are everywhere. I was looking out my window while I was making this card and the yard was full of birds. Lots of inspiration! I used  Cricut cartridge Happly Ever After for my bird cut.

 For my sentiment I heat embossed Happy Birthday with silver embossing powder.  I made my background paper using watercolor paper. I used my craft mat to create this effect. First I used watercolor markers in green and blue. I just scribbled a few lines of the color onto the mat then sprayed it with water.  I then put the paper into the wet color, when I lifted the paper this was the results. I think it looks like grass and sky with maybe a few clouds. I used brown twine for my branch. The bird is on pop-dots for dimension and I added a black flat back pearl for his eye. I actually used some pieces of coordinating scraps of paper to piece him together. For the final touch I added a button from my stash.

Our sponsor for this week is The Robin's Nest.

 So play along and create a project with a bird. Don't forget to use a Cricut cut on your creation then link it to our challenge at FCCB.

Thanks for looking and good luck
Bye, Bye for Now,

Monday, March 17, 2014

Challenge # 202 at FCCB, Pinch Me, Use Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day 
This is the day we all get to be a little Irish.
 The challenge at FCCB this week is to use the color GREEN. Well what's more green than a shamrock.

I made my shaker card using the shamrock cut on the Cricut cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up. The tag was cut from George and Basic shapes using gold paper and the the stamped sentiment was added.  I found the shamrock ribbon at Joann's.  The banner is cut from a Spellbinders die out of the gold paper and stamped with March 17.  I cut two of the shamrocks from the ribbon.  The background paper is from DCWV "Chateau Lavender" stack.

As the sentiment says "Wishing you Luck all the day through & more than a wee bit of Happiness, too!

Join the challenge this week and have fun.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Mark's Finest Papers.

Bye Bye for Now

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring at Shabby Tea Room

Hi! everyone been working on some Spring  and Easter projects. Ready for some warm weather. Personally I'am done with Winter. It's Spring Break here and we are reaching the 70 degree mark. Here is a card I made and I will be linking it to the challenge at Shabby Tea Room.

I used a white card base and then embossed another layer with polks dots. I rounded the corners and used ink to the edges in Peacock Feathers. I stamped this image and colored it with Distress Markers. For the blue polka dot frame I cut the oval from Elegant edges Cricut cartridge.  I made the banner with a Spellbinders die cut in white vellum. The spring sentiment are stickers. I used pop dots to give some dimension to the banner and the frame.  I finished off my card with a blue/white polka dot ribbon. The bird is a metal embellishment from Tim Holtz.

Come and join the challenge this week at Shabby Tea Room using a Spring theme, flowers, a bird and baby blue.
Thanks for looking.

Bye, Bye for Now

FCCB Challenge # 201 Use the Sketch

This week we are challenging everyone with a Sketch. Here is the card I made for a Birthday boy. My niece's little boy turned 2. I used George and Basic Shapes cartridge for my circle and squares. I just rounded the corners with my corner punch. It was quick and easy and I was in a hurry because as usual I waited to the last minute.

The paper stack is "Kidlet" from DCWV. Some cute paper for little boys . I love this red and kraft background with the different modes of transportation.  The base of my card is also Kraft paper. The letters and number are stickers, which also made it fast to put together. The circle and the belly band ( it was a border strip) are from the paper stack also.  

Here is the sketch

 Make a project and link it to FCCB. Have fun creating and play along.

Our sponsor for the weeks challenge is 
If you like cats you'll love their adorable stamps.

Bye, Bye for Now