Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LRW #117 - Winter Wonderland

Happy Hump Day!!  It's the middle of the week, and a new Little Red Wagon challenge is on!!
Winter Wonderland!

Joanne has challenged us to create a winter themed card.

 Hard to capture in the photo, but the little snowman is set with white embossing powder
I reused the top of a Kleenex box again--hadn't done that in a while.
Did a double bow this week--if you recall, it wasn't working for me last week with the 2 ribbons challenge.

Any-whoo . . . hope you can harness some winter inspiration to create something.  
Be sure to link it up at the LRW blog!

Edited (to add)
I made this "winter" card a while back, but realized I never posted it on my blog, and it also fits this challenge:

Thanks 4 your time!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

RIC #4 - You Color my World

Fabulous burst of colour this week with the Runway Inspired Challenge.  It's a Christopher Kane dress . . . ha, I say that like I know who he is . . . to be honest, I've never heard of him.  I'm not a label person, but the inspiration at this blog is always a fun challenge nonetheless!

I was inspired by the slight pleating in the lower part of the dress, and I had just so happened to have recently bought a sleeve of Martha Stewart seam binding in this rainbow of colours

Hope you have some crafting time today.  Me?  I'll be spending the day marking a pile of Senior English Reports : ( . . . then exams start next week . . . looks like I won't have much crafting time until February!

Stay tuned to my post for Little Red Wagon on Wednesday--thankfully I've got that already scheduled!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

LRW #116 - Two Different Ribbons

Deanna's up this week at Little Red Wagon, and she's challenged us to use 2 Different Ribbons on our card.

At first I thought I'd for sure tie my ribbons into a double bow, but it wasn't working for me.
I ended up with this:

Closer look at the pleated seam binding:

Hope you can join us this week.  Dig out that ribbon that you're hoarding saving, and use it up!  

Thanks 4 your time!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Winter's Children's Hospital Valentine's Card Drive

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching for us card-makers, and I wanted to make some extra special ones for Winter's Children's Hospital Valentine's Card Drive.  St. Jude is just one of the Children's Hospitals that will be receiving cards.

Winter is very passionate about this drive, and it is that passion that inspired me to make some cards for these children.  If you have some time, I urge you to pop on over to her blog for the details.  She needs the cards mailed to her in Texas by Jan. 31, so for us Canadian-folk, that's not a lot of time. I'm getting mine mailed out today, so I hope they arrive there on time!

I made 4 very CAS cards--didn't want anything too bulky for the mail.

Again, I hope you can join us for this wonderful Card Drive!

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

LRW #115 - Itty Bitty Little Polka Dot Bikini

Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge! 
Roseanne challenged us to make a card that could be either:
- Little
- Yellow
- Polka dotted
-Include a bikini
- OR ANY or ALL of these

I decided to make the card for a"little" one, used some "yellow", "polka dotted" ribbon, and embossed some "polka dots" on my background panel . . . I just couldn't figure out how to squeeze in the bikini--LOL

Hope you can join us. What a fun challenge--so many possibilities!
Go check your lil' wagon to see what you can come up with!
Then link up your card back to LRW.

Thanks 4 your time!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #3

Okay, I love the idea of the Runway Inspired Challenge--fashion meets cardmaking!  However, I think I yelled out YIKES when I saw this week's inspiration photo.  I don't think I've ever made a B&W card before!  Guess that's why they call it a "challenge"!

 The design team did an amazing job with their cards--you should check them out.
Here's what I came up with:
The runway model seems to really be "workin' it"--that's why I went with this sentiment.

Thanks 4 your time!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CR84FN45 Challenge

I haven't had the chance to play with the gals at the CR84FN blog for a while, but these holidays are giving me the time to get crafty--imagine how much crafting I could do if I didn't have a teaching job . . . ahhh . . . one can dream . . . (don't get me wrong though, I do appreciate my job).

Any who---when I saw this colour combo, I was intimidated. Yikes, what do I do with those colours???

So, as with any challenge I see, I couldn't stop thinking about it. I couldn't let go of the hint of green and floral image in that third photo, so this is what I ended up with:

Here's a close up of that yummy orange seam binding.  I don't own any blue copics that matched the required colour, so I used a Q-Tip to colour in the hydrangea with some Broken China Distress Ink.

Enjoy your day, and consider scattering some seeds of kindness.

Thanks 4 your time!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

LRW #114 - Warm & Fuzzy

Here it is, the first Little Red Wagon challenge for 2012!! 

It's called WARM & FUZZY
Regan has challenged us to use felt or flocking on our card.

Here's my CAS felt heart card {excuse the not-so-great stitching)
 I got really behind on my Christmas cards, so I need to start now with Valentine's Day!

Hope you can join us in the challenge!
Click on the link above to add your card--you have one week!

Thanks 4 your time!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Vellum Butterflies

Morning all!  I'm loving having this week off!  Lots of time to relax, watch movies, get crafty (oh yeah, and squeeze in some essay marking).  I made this card yesterday for the current call from the CREATE Blog card challenge--vellum.
 I coloured my vellum with various Copics, then punched the butterflies out (colouring them again for a stronger colour and to highlight the edges).  I then sewed them onto a strip of recycled kraft cardstock, added the strip with foam adhesive onto card front, stamped my sentiment, and voila!

Hope you have a great day!!  It's absolutely frigid outside today (-13 Degrees Celsius)--brrr!!  I'm going to stay warm and get inky!!

Thanks 4 your time!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Little Red Wagon Design Team!!

It is with great excitement that I share with you that I am now a member of 
Little Red Wagon's Design Team!!!!

I've applied for various DT positions before, but have never been accepted :(
So I'm delighted that I'll be joining the rest of the LRW team this year to create some super cards!!
I hope you have some time to join us for our weekly challenges!! 
New challenges are posted every Wednesday.

Thanks 4 your time!