Sunday, March 27, 2011

CR84FN21 Challenge

I really should be doing some school work, but couldn't resist playing with CR84FN21's challenge

The moment I saw the inspiration photo, I couldn't stop think of all the combinations and layers I would use.  I knew I wanted to make a wedding card, and I knew I wanted to play with my new Cuttlebug---YES, I finally got one!!!!  Any way, here's what I came up with:
 I found some gorgeous appliques used for dresses at a thrift shop--a whole bag full of it for less than $3.  I knew when I saw it that I could incorporate some of it into wedding cards.
 You can see how that applique adds a bit of sparkle with the pearls and sequins.  The flower adds lots of texture too!

Okay--enough prograstinating . . . I really got to do my school work (arghhh).
Have a great Sunday!!
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

CARDS challenge--Use a Grid

The current CARDS challenge is to use a grid on your card.  This is the card I've submitted--my quilt uses a grid pattern!
Little one just went down for a nap--gotta try to get some work done around here!!  . . . or maybe just procrastinate and craft instead! LOL

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Why does my Purple look Blue?!?!

This week's CR84FN Challenge has one of my favourite colours . . . purple!

If I were to do my wedding all over again (to the same wonderful man, of course), I'd go with that deep purple.  I did go with a silvery lavendar, but the colour of those dresses in the inspiration pic is so rich and beautiful!

Any way . . . when I saw these fab colours, I knew I wanted to CASE this stunning card by the amazing Joy Taylor (you've MUST check her blog--her work regularly makes my jaw drop!)

I really loved how Joy made this hydrangea POP, and I also loved the text behind the stunning flower.  So, I created the following card: 
The only problem is that when I went to go photograph it, the flower appears blue.  I SWEAR, in real life, the flower is purple and lavendar.  I used purple markers and a grey toned Copic (don't own any purple Copics yet) to colour in the flower.  However, no matter what setting I used on my camera, or what lighting I used, that darn flower appeared blueish--eeesh.

So, I thought I'd also submit this card for the challenge.  I made it a while back.

I hope I get some time to craft this weekend, but I think I'll be spending most of it grading my students' assignments :( 

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Masculine Color Trends Challenge

Embellish has put out a Masculine Color Trends Challenge
 And this is what I came up with--just gave it to my nephew this weekend.  I went a bit lighter on the gray colour (only because I didn't have any of the darker shade in my stash)
I heat embossed the woodgrain (hard to see in the photo), so IRL, there is a great shimmer.  I added 12 stars to commemorate his 12 years!

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrapbook Calendar

I picked up this DCWV calender kit during Boxing Day and have slowly started putting together my monthly pages.  This past week I got the chance to spend a few hours at Two Scrapbook Friends to scrapbook {SO MUCH FUN}, and I cranked out about 6 months (only 2 more to go--I just have to find the perfect photos for them).

Here are 9 of the months I've completed; I do have April done but just noticed I didn't get a photo of it (sorry, they were all photographed at different times, so excuse the inconsistent background/lighting)

 June's LO is for the March Sketch Challenge over at 2SF!
 I have since added some bling to the July LO--near the title--to mimic fireworks!
 August's LO is for the January Sketch Challenge over at 2SF!

Well--got to run--lots to do today!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CR84FN19 Challenge

My shortest post ever . . .  my card for the CR84FN19 challenge.
Hard to tell in the photo, but that music sheet panel has a shimmer to it (using Perfect Pearls)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


First time I'm playing with this challenge; it's the CR84FN #18--it's a colour challenge indeed:

I used orange ink to stamp the flowers--not dominant, but there. I scored the diagonal lines using my paper trimmer (saw something similar this week while blog-hopping and had to try it--sorry, I forget where I saw the inspiration to link you up). Any way, here's my card:

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Color Cue {12} Challenge

I'm getting these two cards just in time for the Color Cue {12} Challenge.  I've been thinking about these colours for weeks. 
I came up with the second card in my post first, but wasn't satisfied; so, I started dreaming up this first posted card, and finally had some time last night to put it together.
 Hard to see in the photo above the sparkle of the turquoise jewels I added to the buttons and the glitter I added to the bottom of the banner, so here's a close up:

Here's the first card I made a few weeks ago for the challenge.  I love that it uses on of my favourite wPlus9 Stamp set, but I think it needs something more, and I haven't figured it out yet.  Maybe some ribbon or bling along the bottom!
The white flower is heat embossed for added dimension:

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Embellish Challenge w/ Music

I can't resist the Embellish challenges, and when I saw this one posted this morning, I jumped at the chance to play along . . .

Here's my card:

I've had the time to make some other cards over the last few days, so I thought I'd do a clupm post here too!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Hoping to squeeze in some crafting time tonight (but I've got a splitting headache--so I really should just go to bed).  Night-night!

Thanks 4 your time!