Friday, October 29, 2010

Christmas Themed Throwback Challenge

Good Morning Everyone!  I am so happy it is Friday.  It has been a long week for me!  I've been sick so I haven't been able to do much.  I am starting to feel better so I decided to enter Emma's challenge for this week.  The rules are to make a Christmas themed card using Celebrations cartridge.  I went home and opened up the booklet to see what I could come up with.  I decided to use the hat tag shift image on page 47 and turn the party hat into a Christmas tree!.  I cut it out at 5 1/2".  I also cut out the star on page 51 (the shift image) at 2".  I used Elmer's 3D glue in gold to fill in the lines to look like tinsel and I used Diamond stickles on the star.  It is popped up on foam tape.

I also used red card stock from stampin up (I can't remember its name but it was in the brights last year), paper from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses 6X6 pack and basic white card stock.  I embossed the greeting with Martha Stewart's gold embossing powder and cut it out using a scalloped paper edger.

All in all, I think it came out cute for a project I made so quickly.  So this is my entry.  I hope others take on the challenge and visit Emma's website. 

Take care and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Boo card

Good Morning everyone! I had a good holiday weekend but then it was back to the grind.  I am a follower of My Pink Stamper and she has a few challenges going on right now.  One is to make a Halloween or Fall card.  I made a few cards over the weekend but I felt inspired so I went home and made a card specifically for the challenge.

This is a standard A2 size card.  I used stampin up cardstock for the base and the other cardstock comes from scrap packs from Michael's.  The black matte is 4"X5" and the three panels are all 1.5"X3.75".  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Eerie 6X6 paper pack.  The ghost is cut from Simply Charmed at three inches with Peachy Keen Everyday Character Assortment.  I used a white gel pen for the eyes and Prisma Color pencils for the cheeks and mouth.  I cut the boo out at .75" from the same page and doodled them up so that it stood out against the background.  The spider webs are from Paper Doll Dress Up at 2.25".  I used a clear spica marker to glitter up the spider web. 

I had fun making this card since I made it up as I went.  I kind of craft on the fly.  I have a 16 month old so I do what I can do once I put him to bed, LOL.  I definitely am influenced by a lot of you crafters.  Thank you for welcoming this newbie into this wonderful circle.  Have a good day!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My First Post and Challenge!

Hi, my name is Pam and this is my first blog post!  I have been a follower of other crafting artists for sometime now and decided to try my hand at it.  I had a baby last year and decided to make his Christening invitations myself and that led me to buy a Cricut and into the wonderful world of cardmaking,  It has become my stress relief this last year.  Nothing makes me happier than looking at a finished project that turned out well.

One of the artists I follow, Creative Time For Me, is hosting a challenge this week and I decided to participate.  The challenge is to use the Create a Critter cartridge and make a shape card using the color orange.  I am a gypsy owner so I merged a rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook with the saying Nuts About U from CAC and made a card base out of that.  I cut out the nuts and circle with U in the middle out of patterned paper.  I also cut out acorns and used cinnamon stickles to dress them up.  I had so much fun with it.  I wanted a non traditional shaped card.  I put the mustard color paper behind it to make the phrase pop out more.

 I hope to try my hand at more challenges in the upcoming months.  I have mostly been making cards for family and friends but looking at other blogs I realize challenges help you to grow artistically.  I have learned a lot from so many artists that I am more confident in my crafting.  Thanks for viewing my first post and challenge!