I've really been enjoying the card chain challenge the past couple months. It's fun to see what everybody else has made and what options they chose to use for the challenge. Here is my card using a tree:
I found a new card challenge today that looks like a lot of fun. (I love finding new challenges!) Many of my cards start with an idea I hijacked from someone else, so this is right up my alley! Here is the card made by Judy from their design team that we are supposed to be using as inspiration:
I used the Stampin Up tree punch and garland from the Festival of Trees set I got recently. The sentiment I used for the banners is from a set by Repeat Impressions. It actually said Merry Christmas Wishes, but I did some masking to stamp just one word at a time.
I flat out copied every element of this one using what I had on hand because I really like her layout and also all of the matting:
The stamping was done with silver embossing powder, and I popped up my tree on foam tape. The dies are Spellbinders. I've truly been on a brown and blue kick lately with my Christmas cards, but I much prefer it over red and green! What is your favorite color combo for Christmas cards?
Case-ing Christmas: Judy's card at top
Monday Morning: new something(Stampin Up punch & stamps)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: winter stamping
Vintage Stamping Challenges: new year, new stash
Stamp & Create: winter wonderland
Fashionable Stamping: something new(punch and stamp)
Corrosive Challenges: winter blues
The Glory of Christmas: non traditional colors
The Crafting Cafe: lots of layers
Daring Cardmakers: January blues
Jingle Belles: bring in the new
Crafty Hazelnut: Christmas
Perhaps you've already seen that our theme this month over at House of Cards is dies or punches. So go dig out your newest (or oldest) ones and see what you can come up with! Here is my creation:
I was browsing Pinterest recently and came across some cool ideas using negative die cut pieces and thought it would be fun to use that idea with fall leaves. This punch is probably one of my oldest craft supplies...it's nice to dig out the neglected stuff every once in a while and put it to good use. I started out by punching my brown strip of cardstock, then cutting little scraps of different orange papers and taping them behind each leaf. I added a bit of sewing in gold thread to match the gold embossed sentiment. What do you think?
Eureka and QKR have teamed up to bring you a blog hop! You can get the entire hop list over on the Eureka post-just in case you get lost. We are doing anything goes for our challenge and you have 2 weeks to color up an image from either QKR or Eureka and make a project to join us in this challenge. Remember, for this challenge only, we are REQUIRING that you use either a QKR image or a Eureka image.
I decided to make a bookmark for a friend using this Waterfall Border image from the Eureka store. The back side has a scripture verse on it.
Make sure you comment on each blog along the hop you could be the lucky winner of 2 extra images, just for commenting. Thanks so much for stopping by! Now hop on over to Susanne Rose's blog - http://clayscrapkreativ.blogspot.de/2014/08/qkr-stampede-blog-hop.html.
Word Art Wednesday: anything goes
Crafter's Cafe: punches & dies
PDE Linky Party: punches or dies
This is our third week for the sketch challenge at House of Cards, so perhaps by now you've already seen the sketch:
I wasn't too crazy about this one when I saw it, but I still like how my card came out in the end. Of course having a bird on it always helps.
I thought washi tape would be an easy way to achieve the stripes on the bottom. I used a Fiskars corner punch for my sentiment- which is a Studio G stamp, and then I colored some white pearls with a pink Copic marker to match.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with on this one!
Welcome to Eureka Stamps Challenge #82! This week's theme is anything but a square card. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this one, but once I got going I had a lot of fun putting it together. I started with this free tree shaped card template from Cuddly Buddly.
I used a cloud punch and some Distress paint and inks for the tree.
Prismacolor watercolor pencils for the apples and Copics on this cute bird from Eureka: Sm Bird Pecking
Here's the inside- I thought this sentiment was just perfect for a fruit tree.
His Fruits also from Eureka.
Come on over to the Eureka blog and show us your shaped cards this week! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations and visiting your blogs.
Kitty Bee-Things with Wings
Crafty Calender-Animal Antics
Word Art Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic- Something Green
QKR- A Little Birdie Told Me
Crafty Little Fairies- Down on the Farm
Creative Knockouts-Things with Wings
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!