Another week, and another challenge begins over on the Eureka blog. Our theme is to add bling. I chose to do another Christmas card.
I used From Our House to Yours and Wreath with Bird from the Eureka store. I used a circle die for the wreath, fussy cutting around the tails on the bow first. The die underneath is Picot Edge Circles from Spellbinders.
Welcome to the third week of the House of Cards Challenge where we're showcasing Cute and Fun designs using the color palette and/or picture above. I think perhaps I forayed into the land of vintage/shabby on this one, but I still think this truck is cute.
The Authentique 6x6 pad I used had the perfect paper to go with this stamp.
As a bonus I'll share the card I made with the other half of the patterned paper:
I really love the look of burlap and lace together, so I thought I'd try a background with the two - and I couldn't resist adding a bit of sewing!
Welcome to a new week and a new challenge at Eureka Stamps! This week we're going vintage, and since I'm in the middle of canning season, I'm thinking canning jars.
I'm using a QKR image- Jar and Apples. Watercolors and some Glossy Accents on the jar. Burlap, eyelets, sewing, a bit of inking on the edges and kraft cardstock for the base. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll feel inspired to play along with our vintage/distress challenge this week.
Crafting at the Weekend: Anything Goes
Snarky Stampers: distressing
Card Makin Mamas: vintage
Pattie's Creations: vintage
The Stamping Boutique: watercolor
4 Crafty Chicks: Fall
Crafty Creations: vintage
Cute Card Thursday: Awesome Autumn
Give a Crafter a Cookie:
Thanks to everyone that stopped by all the design team blogs during the hop for our last challenge...isn't it great to share ideas and leave a bit of love for our fellow crafty friends?
For this week's challenge we're digging into our paper stash and pulling out the floral paper. I wanted to do something other than just using it for the background, so I did a bit of paper piecing using the Presents digi from Eureka. Then I made a banner using Happy Birthday also from Eureka. The little banners and papers I used were from an American Crafts paper pad, so they were super easy to coordinate. I colored the ribbons and bows with a couple Copics and a glitter pen.
I have one thing I'd like to bring up today and I'd love to hear from anyone who has any thoughts on the subject:
One thing I've noticed in the crafty blog world is that there is never any constructive criticism. I understand that everyone has their own tastes and style, but I don't think I've ever seen a comment where anyone leaves a suggestion for improvement. Personally I welcome the opportunity to learn from others, so feel free to leave me feedback with your suggestions on improving a design. I'll admit to not always liking my own designs after finishing them, but I'm not always sure how to fix them, so I believe it would be helpful to hear honest opinions from others.
Crafty Catz: Clean & Simple
Case This Sketch:
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!