Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fab N Funky #33

I think I'm getting the hang of this DT thing, got all the bugs worked out, and I love it. Not only do I get to make cool cards for everyone to see, but I even get digis to play with, like this one from Some Odd Girl. Want one for yourself? Then play along with this week's Fab N Funky challenge:

Buttons and Bows

One lucky player will win a $10.00 voucher to spend at Some Odd Girl, woo hoo! Don't forget to check out all the Fab N Funky DT's great work too.

Not sure if those little knots count as bows, but I just couldn't work a bow onto my cool boy card. Just like my 7 year old, this boys got attitude - no time for bows! I love this diamond plate embossing folder too, it adds just the right touch.
A few challenges I'm playing in this week:
sketch - Sweet Sunday
colours - SPCC
use plastic - Pile It On (buttons)
distressing - Stamping with the Dragon, Raise the Bar
birthday - the Crazy Challenge

Friday, July 23, 2010

Under the sea!

Don't you just love it when you can play along with a whole bunch of challenges and they all seem to 'match'? This week there seemed to be alot of water-y challenges, so I pulled out some fishy stamps from My Cute Stamps and went to work. I hope this isn't too busy, I tend to lean toward clean and simple cards most of the time.
colours - SPCC (been awhile since I played here)
sketch - Pals Paper Arts
Pennants - Pile it On
Sea life, splish splash - Oh Alice, Stamping Royalty
buttons - Crazy 4 challenges
cute - Papertake Weekly (are cute and boyish mutally exclusive?)
for the boys - The Crazy Challenge
Recipe - Cards 4 Men (1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments, hope they they didn't want 3 different ones!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Being green!

This week's challenge at Fab N Funky is Reuse/recycle. Of course the first thing I headed for is my scrap bin. It's full of bits and pieces of paper, and I found a nice turquoise piece that looked summery and went with this cute image from Digital Delights. A few more scraps later and my card was almost complete.
I'm not sure if it was reusing or recycling, but if you look closely, you can see some real sand decorating the beach - we live on what is basically a giant sand dune, and all I have to do to find sand is shake out my boy's shoes!
So let's see what you can reuse or recycle this week, one lucky player will win a gift certificate from Digital Delights! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something fishy

I'm at work, so I gotta make this super fast. Playing around with these new Sweet Pea stamps last night, they're beautiful, but I definitely need to step up the colouring skills for these! She needs way more shading.
I made the card for my Dad who likes mermaids, but really, what guy doesn't love a girl who can get away with wearing just her hair!
Sketch - Wild Flower Wednesdays
Holiday Colours, non holiday card - Pile it On
Recipe - Stamp Something (1 patterned paper, ribbon and 1 image)
Squares - The Crazy Challenge
Gardens - Papertake Weekly (she's covered in flowers, does that count?)

PS, I took the photo with the flash on, the colours are a little off, but you can see the shiny purple pigment I used. I have no clue what it's called, it comes in tiny little pots and you use it like a watercolour.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas In july

This week's challenge at Fab N Funky is Christmas In July. I immediately pulled out the Jingle paper pack and some stamps from CTMH, I love the colours, and it's so easy when everything matches.
I must admit though, that the sketch is not mine, I stole it right of the cover of Paper Crafts magazine! (no one will tell, will they? I also hope no one will tell that my brad is a little off center, I seem to be consistantly crooked when it comes to brads!)
I pop dotted the ornaments to make them stand out, along with the silver embossing. I love, love, love this set, it's losing some of it's stick I've used it so much!
Anyway, can't wait to see what you all come up with this week, it's never to early to start planning this year's Xmas cards!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Still too hot

Yeah, it's still too hot around here, but after an evening spent in the dark doing nothing, I said to hell with it and dragged the biggest fan we had to my craft table!
I made this card for a friend - I know she'll appreciate the sentiment as much as I do!
Sketch - Heart 2 Heart
colours - Color Q
Fave things - Pile it On (cookies!)
Use Nesties - Little Red Wagon
Distressing - Crafy Catz

Paper is and accessories (except ribbon) are CTMH and stamp is Elzybells.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fab 'N' Funky!

So here's the big news - I am now officially a member of the Fab N Funky DT! I am very excited to be chosen, and I hope you will all play along with me for a Fab N Funky challenge. This week's challenge is Shaped Cards, and one lucky player will win an image from our sponser, Softpencil.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge, as soon as I saw the cute pooches from Softpencil, I thought about a dog bone. I kept the shape simple, added some ribbon (dog collar) and the puppy image. (dog tag, get it? hee, hee!)
Cardstock is CTMH, striped paper is CM, ribbon from Walmart, alpha stamps and button from CTMH. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feeling hot hot hot!

Wow, it's like a bazzilion degrees here in the shade (and yes, I'm sure that's a real number!) and it's too hot to do anything, even craft. I did squeeze this card out, but I think that will be for a few days until it cool down. Man, I wish we had central air.
The stamp is one I just got from Elzybells Art Stamps, can't wait to use some more they are so cute! Can someone please tell me though, why it costs less to ship from the UK than the States?
Why oh why does it cost like $15.00 bucks to cross the border when I can get stuff across the ocean for $5.00? Just one of the many mysteries of life I guess.
Anyway, here's the deets:
Sketch - CPS
colours - Color Chef
fave things - Pile it On (colouring!)
Up in the air - The Crazy Challenge (balloons)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!

We have a winner!

Before I make the big announcement, I just want to say THANK YOU to all my followers, everyone who left comments and everyone who posted my candy on their blog. I've had such a fun year playing around with my blog (although DH thinks I spend too much time on the computer already, and it's probably true!) and I'm really looking forward to the next year.
To make the draw, here's my version of random.org, my son Warren making the draw:

So, without further ado, the winner is

#40 BeckyNoelle

Please contact me and I'll get your prize out right away.

PS, I have another big announcement to make, (no, not more candy just yet) so come back later this week to find out which DT I'm a proud member of!