Thursday, August 25, 2016

49th Holiday card



49th Holiday card for the children's charity.  Only 1 more to go and I'm done with their box.  :0)

I made another gatefold style card like the one I posted this morning, but this one opens in the middle.  And I used the same snowman image from Bugaboo.   The snowman image was colored with patterns and solid colors in GIMP.  Cut out the image, saying and layers with my rotary paper trimmer, fiskars postage edge scissors and EK Success circle punch.   Snowflakes were cut out with my Cameo.  Embossed  layers with the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder.   Added gems to the centers and a tiny twine bow.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Snowflakes)
Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge - Players choice - Embossing, Bugaboo image, Bling
Holly Jolly Christmas 79 - Non traditional colors (purple, brown, blue and pink)

48th Holiday card




48th Holiday Card for the children's charity

I made a square gatefold style card using a cute snowman image from Bugaboo. Colored it with patterns in GIMP.  Cut out all the pieces with my Silhouette Cameo.  Embossed snow layers with a Cuttlebug folder.  Snowflakes were cut out with a Poppy die. Added gems to the centers.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Snowflakes)
Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge - Players choice, Bugaboo image, Bling
Holly Jolly Christmas 79 - Non traditional colors (purple, brown, blue and pink)



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scalloped circle easel card


Here's a scalloped circle easel card I made for the children's charity.  The darling bunny is a digi image from QKR Stampede.  Colored parts with GIMP and parts with Copic markers.  Added some glitter glue to the bee's wings.  Cut out all the pieces with Spellbinders scalloped circle and circle dies.  Added a flower print ribbon as the stopper.

Challenges
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 372 - Colors - See photo below

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

You are so doggone special.

This cute little pup is a precolored digi image from Fred She Said.  Thought it would be perfect to use for a card for the children's charity.  Created the stripe and solid color papers in GIMP using the color challenge photo and the color picker tool.  I designed the card layers with Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out all the pieces with my Cameo.

Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Scalloped border and banner saying)
Delicious Doodles Challenge - All Creatures Great And Small
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 372 - Colors - See photo below

Monday, August 22, 2016

House Mouse Card - Summer Fun


Here's a card I made for the Cards For Hospitalized kids charity.  These cute little mice always make me smile and I hope it will make the kids smile too.  Cut out the talk bubble, image, purple frame and yellow card base with my Cameo. 


Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 115 - Die Cut Embellishments (Talk bubble, frame)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 372 - Colors - See photo below
(Used the closest colors of card stock in my stash as I didn't have these lighter colors)
(D



Friday, August 19, 2016

47th Holiday card

47th Holiday card for the children's charity. Only 3 more to go.

This sweet image is made by Hobby House and sold on a sheet with several images.  I bought it from Joann.com last year.  Cut it out with Spellbinders dies.  Red background layer was embossed with Cuttlebug folder and cut out with MFT stitched die.  Tag was cut out with my Cameo.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 294 - Color Brown (Brown hair)

46th Holiday card

46th Holiday card for the children's charity

This little cutie is a precolored image by Mo Manning sold by Hobby House.  Cut out the image, scalloped background layer and tag with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed the red layer with a Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder.  Cut out red and green layers with MFT dies.  Added a tiny red bow to the tag.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Embossed)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 294 - Color Brown (Brown hair)

45th Holiday card

45th Holiday card for the children's charity

I really love all the House Mouse holiday images.  They always make me smile.  Cut out image and 
scalloped background layer with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed red layer with Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, then cut out with a MFT stitched die.  Cut out the brown background layer with a MFT die.  

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

44th Holiday card

44th Holiday card for the children's charity.  

Love this darling Stanley Claus bear from Beccy's Place.  Printed the bear and saying, then cut them out with my Cameo.  Embossed the red layer with a Cuttlebug folder, then cut out with a MFT stitched die.  Cut out both brown layers with MFT dies.  Added a tiny jute bow to the tag.

Challenges
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

43rd Holiday card


Our dog woke me up at 4:15 this morning and I couldn't get back to sleep.  So I put the time to good use and made some cards.  This lovely image is from Fred She Said.  Saying is computer printed. Green and blue layers were cut out of card stock scraps from my scrap bin.  Snowflakes were cut out with EK Success punch.  Added some pearls to the center of snowflakes and a tiny twine bow.

Challenges
HIMCR 16HIMCR01 - Super Scraps Saturday
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Aug - A/G Christmas 

42nd Holiday card


Here's my 42nd card for the children's charity.  Only 8 more to go to finish their package.  To make this card I used a lot of left over card stock and paper scraps.  White layer was cut out with a Spellbinders die. Holly was cut out with EK Success punch.  Banner, image and tag were cut out with my Cameo.  The darling bear image is called Stanley Claus from Beccy's Place.

Challenges
HIMCR 16HIMCR01 - Super Scraps Saturday
ABC Christmas Challenge - Q is for Quick Cards

Monday, August 15, 2016

41st Holiday card

41st holiday card for the children's charity

Supplies used
GIMP to create patterned papers 
EK Success Holly Punch
Red twine and pop dots
Silhouette Cameo to cut out the images, banner and paper


Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Go Wild
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 425


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Turtley great birthday


The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute turtle at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies. Scalloped corner was cut out with EK Success punch.  Button was die cut.  Bow tied with white twine. Orange background layer with a Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder.  

Challenges
HIMCR16 - 16HMCR01 Super Scraps Saturday
Come And Get It Challenge - Punches And Dies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Go Wild
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Summer Fun
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

You are sew special


Just playing with my Silhouette Cameo using some pattern and cut files I bought
 at the Silhouette store.  Stitched background cut out with MFT Blueprints die.

Challenges

Friday, August 12, 2016

40th Holiday Card

40th Holiday card for the children's charity

Supplies used
Penny Black Holly Days Transparent Stamp Set
Basic Gray Aspen Frost Patterned Papers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Poppy Snowflake Die

Challenges
Penny Black And More Challenge - A/G With A Stamp
ABC Christmas - P Is For Paper Piecing
Tuesday Morning Sketches 364 - See Sketch


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Happy Bird-day To You


The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute little owl at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies. Embossed the blue background layer with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. 

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Go Wild
HIMCR Challenge 262 - Pastel Colors
Paper Shelter Challenge 259 - Punches Or Dies
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)

39th Holiday Card

Here's my 39th holiday card for this year for the children's charity.

Supplies used
Penny Black Holly Days Transparent Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Copic Markers
Sakura Silver Glitter Pen
MFT Blueprints Dies
Spellbinders Banner Die
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
 Blue Christmas Designer Paper From Recollections

Challenges
Penny Black And More Challenge - A/G With A Stamp
ABC Christmas - P Is For Paper Piecing
Winter Wonderland - Gold/Silver Or  Embossed Background
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background
Sketch Saturday Challenge - Sketch 424 (See sketch)


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Flamingo Card


This is for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity.

Supplies
Bugaboo Digi Image - Flamingo Car
Colored image with GIMP
Silhouette Cameo 
Poppy Button Die
White Twine


Challenges
Crafty Calendar August - Summer Fun
Come And Get It Challenge - Buttons And Bows
A Gem Of A Challenge 175 - Buttons And Bows
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 125 - Things with wings

Another Birthday Card For SCS Cards For A Cause




The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Found this cute little birthday birdie at the Silhouette store.  Printed the image and saying then cut them out with Spellbinders dies.  Embossed the blue background layer with a Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder, 

Challenges
Pile It On Challenge 114 - Make Your Own Background (Background is dry embossed)
QKR Stampede - Challenge 203 Things with wings
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 125 - Things with wings

Monday, August 8, 2016

Beach Flamingo Step Card


Here's a fun summer theme step card I made for the kids.  

Supplies
Bugaboo Digi Image - Flamingo Car
Colored image with GIMP
Silhouette Cameo 
Silhouette Cut File # 64598 Card Base
Cut File # 25488 Buttons
Card Stock From My Stash
White Twine


Challenges
Dragonfly Dreams - More Than One Fold
QKR Stampede Challenge 203 - Things With Wings
Come And Get It Challenge - Buttons And Bows
A Gem Of A Challenge 175 - Buttons And Bows
Creative Fingers Challenge 114 - A/G
Cupcake Inspiration 370 - Green, Pink, Eggplant
(I didn't have the exact colors shown on the photo, so I used what I had in my stash)


Sunday, August 7, 2016

A little birdie told me it's your birthday




The Cards For A Cause Forum this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

To create my birthday card, I opened the image and saying from Beccy's Place Cool Chicks Set in Silhouette Studio DE software, created all the shapes and resized.  Printed all the pieces and cut them out with my Cameo.  Assembled all the layers, then mounted the image on pop dots.

Sorry about the poor quality photo. It's raining and cloudy again today.  I always struggle with taking photos indoors when I can't use natural light on my cards.

Challenges
Beccy's Place August Challenge - A/G 
QKR Stampede - Challenge 203 Things with wings
Sketch Saturday - Week 424

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Dog Card SCS Cards For A Cause Card Three





The Cards For A Cause Forum this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.  Sorry about the photo.  It's raining and I had to take the photo with a flash. Even with adjusting it for gamma, brightness and contrast, it still looks overexposed from the flash on the white image.

Supplies used
Beccy's Place Dog Tails digi, MS border bunch, Copic markers, EK Success Gold Glitter maker (for dots on collar), White twine colored with Copic marker, Button, MFT Blueprints Die Set and Whimsy Stamps Say What die to cut out the talk bubble.

Challenges
Beccy's Place August Challenge - A/G 
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Celebrate
Inspiration Destination Challenge 97 - A/G
Crafty Friends 37 - Favorite Embellishment - Twine is my favorite
Pink Gem Designs - Buttons And Bows (Button with twine bow)


Happy Birthday SCS Cards For A Cause Card Two



The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and cake.

Supplies used
Strawberry shortcake print and cut file from the Silhouettte store, Cameo, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders die and card stock.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Celebrate
ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden
Inspiration Destination Challenge 97 - A/G


Happy Birthday SCS Cards For A Cause Card One



The Cards For A Cause project this month at Splitcoast Stampers is to make birthday cards for kids that are staying in a homeless shelter.  The volunteers are helping to make the kids birthday special with cards gifts and a cake.

Supplies used
Strawberry shortcake print and cut file from the Silhouettte store, Cameo, Spellbinders dies, Whimsy Stamps dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, fiskars postage edge scissors, card stock, flowers and pearls from my stash.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Celebrate
Inspiration Destination Challenge 97 - A/G


Friday, August 5, 2016

Flowers


I made this for a charity using a lovely flower image and patterned paper from Beccy's Place.  
Cut out all the pieces with my Cameo using a cut file I found at the Silhouette store.

Challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Fabulous Flowers

Monday, August 1, 2016

38th Holiday card for 2016

I cased this card by Donna (with a few changes) to create my 38th holiday card for the children's charity.  I used a fun digi image called Rudolph Presents by Bugaboo Stamps.  Colored the image in GIMP using patterns and solid colors.  Then I used Silhouette Studio DE software to create all the other pieces and cut out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Stitched grass layers cut out with Poppy die.  Added a lace bow, button and branches cut out with MS punch.

Challenges
Catch The Bug Recipe - 3 stripes, distressed edges and a tag
Fab N Funky Challenge - Anything goes with Christmas theme
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
Fun Friday Challenge 149 - Anything goes
CHNC Challenge for Aug - Anything Christmas
HIMCR Challenge 261 - Freestyle with a twist (Christmas)
Pinspirational Challenge 170 - Photo (Colors & Theme)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tutu-ally great card version two




Another flip swing cow card for the children's charity.  Used a fun digi image from QKR Stampede called Dancing Cow.  Colored the cow with patterns in Gimp, printed the image, then finished off some details with Copic markers.  Cut out the flip/swing card base with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  Corners were cut out with EK Success corner and flower punches.  Inside circle says "Hope your day is tutu-ally great."

Challenges
QKR Stampede Challenge 202 - Down on the farm
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
Fun Friday Challenge 149 - Anything goes
Aloha Friday Challenge 77 - All about animals
Creative Playground Challenge 6 - Fancy Folds (Flip/swing card)
Crafty Friends Challenge 37 - Favorite embellishment
My favorite embellishment is die cuts (flowers and corners)

Tutu-ally great card version one




Here's a card I made for the children's charity.  Used a fun digi image from QKR Stampede called Dancing Cow.  Colored the cow with patterns in Gimp, printed the image, then finished off some details with Copic markers.  Cut out the flip/swing card base with my Cameo using a cut file from the Silhouette store.  Corners were cut out with EK Success corner and flower punches.   Inside circle says "Hope your day is tutu-ally great."


Challenges
QKR Stampede Challenge 202 - Down on the farm
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes
Fun Friday Challenge 149 - Anything goes
Aloha Friday Challenge 77 - All about animals
Creative Playground Challenge 6 - Fancy Folds (Flip/swing card)
Crafty Friends Challenge 37 - Favorite embellishment
My favorite embellishment is die cuts (flowers and corners)



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

37th Holiday Card

Here's my 37th Holiday Card for 2016 for the children's charity
Supplies
From The Heart Digi - Flurry
Colored the digi image with Patterns in GIMP
Background paper also made with Patterns in GIMP

Challenges
I Heart Sketches - Used Only Sketch 159 No Twist

Monday, July 25, 2016

36th Holiday card



Here's my 36th Holiday card for this year.

Supplies
Beccy's Place Precolored digi image - Finn's Scarf
Cardstock, ribbon, pearls and glue dots.


Challenges
Simon Says Challenge - Things With Wings
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Use Your Die Cuts
Come And Get It Challenge - Kids Cards

35th Holiday Card

This is the 35th holiday card I have made this year for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids charity. 


I find Photoshop difficult to work with so I have been playing with GIMP the past few days.  I finally figured out how to turn digital paper into pattern files.  Once they are converted and saved in the patterns folder in GIMP  I can use them to color in png images.  The snowflake paper is from Bugaboo.  That is one of the papers I converted to a pattern and I used it to color the letters and for the background. The penguin (from Bugaboo) was also colored with patterns which makes it look way more interesting than if I had hand colored it, since I am not very good with my Copics.  I designed and cut out all the card pieces using my Cameo and the Silhouette Studio DE software.  Snowflakes and center dots were cut out with EK Success punches.  White layer is embossed with snowflake texture plate from Sizzix.

Challenges
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 422
Simon Says Challenge - Things With Wings
Simon Says Monday - Add Some Texture (Embossing)
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Use Your Die Cuts
Come And Get It Challenge - Kids Cards

Friday, July 22, 2016

You quack me up


I need a few more cards to fill up this month's package for the Cards For Hospitalized Kids Charity. This little duck is a digi image I bought from the Silhouette store a few weeks ago.  I printed the duck along with several others, but put them away to work on another card.  Lol, then I had a senior moment and couldn't find where I put them.  Today they showed up while I was cleaning up my craft area.  I cut out the image and scalloped border with Spellbinders dies.  The green stitched border was cut out with MFT Blueprints die.  All the paper pieces used on this card were scraps left over from other projects, but I'm sure the little kids won't mind receiving a scrappy card since the little duck is so cute.

Challenge
Simon Says Challenge - Things With Wings

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You're how old?

Flip/Swing Card Open

Flip/Swing Card Closed


I made this flip/swing style birthday card for my husband's cousin who has two pet birds. 
 Inside circle says " Happy Bird-day to you!"  I opened the cut file, image and saying in Silhouette Studio DE.  Printed all the pieces, then cut them out with my Silhouette Cameo.  Corner pieces were cut out with a Whimsy Stamps corner die.  Since this is being mailed and will travel through several states to get there, I didn't add any bulky embellishments.  Hopefully with the card being flat,  it will go through the postal machines without a problem.

Supplies
Beccy's Place - Cool Chicks Set
Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Store Cut File - 3D Flip Swing Card Circle - No 28761 


Challenges
Beccy's Place  -  July Challenge
Simon Says Challenge - Things With Wings