Monday, February 24, 2014

FCCB Challenge # 199 All About You

This week the challenge at FCCB  is to use your favorite color on your project. My favorite color is BLUE.
 Here is my card. I used Cricut Sampler for the Thanks. I always need Thank You cards. I never seem to have enough.

  This was a quick and easy card to make.  I used a white card base and punched a border with my Martha Stewart punch. This patterned paper was a mat stack that already had adhesive on it. I cut the Thanks at 2.5" in cream and an oval in blue to put behind the sentiment.  I simply added some dyed seam binding and a blue flower from my stash. The pink flower is from a trim by Tim Holtz. I had dyed it pink for another project and had a few leftover. I used a pearl brad to piece it together and ahdered it to my card. 

While I was making this card I made several to have on hand. I was able to use a few scraps which was a good thing. They might not be all the same but that's OK.

 Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is A Busy Bee. One lucky winner will recieve 3 colors of skittles.

So get busy and create a project using your favorite colors.  

Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, February 17, 2014

Challenge # 198 Sketch Challenge

This week at FCCB we are having a sketch challenge. The design team is also showcasing stamps from our sponsor this week Mark's Finest Papers.  Here is my interperatation of the sketch. I used Elegant Edges for the stamp shape and the Kraft border.

Here is the sketch.

I stamped the bunny on some white card stock and colored it with Distress Markers. I cut the image out and pop-dotted it on one end. On the opposite end I adhered a button with Honeydew twine from the Twinery. The paper I used is Kraft for the base and patterened paper with veggies and green-white polka dot from ATD, "Recipe Time".  I bought this paper pad a while back on sale somewhere and this is the first time I have used it.  When I bought it I was planning a recipe book, but I never made it.  The papers seemed perfect for this Garden Bunny stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers.  The sentiment is also from this stamp set. 

Hope you will give this challenge a try. Link your project to FCCB and have some fun. 

Bye Bye for Now

Monday, February 10, 2014

Challenge #197 at FCCB is I HEART YOU

Today our challenge at FCCB is to create a project with a heart.  Since it is almost Valentine's Day I am sure everyone will already have a project in mind. The cartridge I used for my heart cut is Spring Fever Holiday.

This is the first time I have used the cartridge.  The heart was actually a lock and key. I cut the lock at 4.5" and then removed the top.  There is a keyhole cut in the middle but I covered it with the doilie that I inked with a scrpit stamp using Vintage photo.  The paper I used is a 6 x 6 pad by Glitz, Hello Friend. I distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage photo.  The image and sentiment are from a collage sheet from Gecko Galzs.  A recollections rose and a stick pin I made, all tied with dyed seambinding and my card is done.

Our sponsor for the week is Jaded Blossom. They will be gving a lucky winner a stamp set.  So link up a heart project and play along for a chance to win.

Bye, Bye for Now, 

Monday, February 3, 2014

FCCB Challenge #196 Seeing Red (or Pink) and White

Hope everyone is staying warm. It actually snowed here last week. It was more of a hassel than anything else. I still had to work, no snow day for me. Can you believe it got down to 7 degrees, in Mississippi.

 Now on to my project for this weeks challenge at FCCB. The challenge is to make a project using either red and white or pink and white. I made this card using George and Basic Shapes and Home Accents.

I tried  a new technique I saw on You Tube.  I took two strips of 12x2 pink and white polka dot paper (DCWV Little Miss) and gathered it.  To do this you have to moisten the paper so you can work with it. Slowly gather the two strips and then join them together.  The next step was to cut my heart from a piece of pink cardstock from George and Basic Shapes. I used the negative as a window.  After the paper was dry I adhered it to a piece of cardstock then adhered the window over that.  For a great tutorial on this technique visit Gabrielle Pollacco's channel on You tube. She has some awesome projects.

Next it was time for embellishments. I used recollection bling and flowers, some pink ribbon and tulle. The green flourish was cut from Home Accents.  For the sentiment I used MCT stamp set, Plane and Simple.  I inked all the edges and stamped the sentiment with Vintage Photo Distress ink by Tim Holtz. The final touch was to use my white gel pen to faux stitch around the heart.

Be sure and link up to our challenge this week. Our sponsor is

Have fun and show us your creativity.
Bye, Bye for Now,