Hello again!!!! HAPPY 2013!!! I hope you all have had a GREAT start to your fresh new year!!! I have been very busy as usual making both cards and layouts, as well as some birthday invites!!! So, here's a look at what I've been busy doing!!!!
I'll start with some cards I made for various challenges and sketches. The first couple of cards are last minute Christmas Cards that I wasn't able to upload before. All three of these were made using a sketch by Cheryl Caldwell for a challenge at Sketches4All!
Here is the lovely sketch Cheryl provided...
And here is what I came up with...
All three of these were made using papers by Recollections and MME. The chipboard Santa is by K&Company, the violin , cute little reindeer, and bells by Recollections. I also used a gold leafing pen around the edges of the cards.
I also made a tag for my Tag Challenge over at Sketches4All. This month, the challenge is to create a tag using a stamp. I was lucky enough to be given this stamp made by The Greeting Farm from a lovely member at S4A. The little girl Santa was just too cute to pass up on this!! I also used papers from Websters Pages given to me by Fia, the site's founder. Isn't it adorable?!?!?
I also made a few birthday cards for some people very special to me. The first was for my oldest daughter's 6th birthday! She loves Disney Princess so I put them to work!!! I used some alcohol inks (for Paula's Challenge on Colorful Creations) on glossy paper to create the top and bottom border, then stamped my sentiment. The center piece was purchased as a gift tag and I just tore it apart!! I added some bling to finish it off and voila... Disney Princess it is :-)
|This is a close-up pf the inks.. Isn't that neat?!?|
This is a card I made for my Mother-in-Law's birthday. The papers are gorgeous and from the Melody Ross collection. The chipboard flower is by K&Company and the sentiment by Basic Grey. All I really did was put it together and add pink rhinestones to the circle. Not much work to make such a beautiful card!!!
The next two cards were made for challenges at Skecthes4All using a sketch Fia posted by Freshly Made Sketches. I LOVED working with this sketch... it was soooo much fun!!!!!!
Here is the sketch...
The first is a card for a special friend using a Recollections Signature paper pad that I couldn't wait to play with!!! The papers are GORGEOUS!!! I actually made an antire paper bag album using them and it turned out PHENOMENAL !! I will def show pics when I can :-) I also used a jean pocket by Simple Stories and added some twine (my fav these days!!). Lovely?!?!?
And the last card was made for my best friend. She LOVES hot pink so I made a card to match her style. I used some rub-on flowers in the middle to fill in all the negative spcae, added some ribbon and embellies by Soft Spoken and that was it! Well, I also used my butterfly punch on some left over embossed foil (will show you that shortly) and outlined it with a Sharpie paint marker. I just love the look :-)
And a close-up of the butterfly...
Now... On to some layouts!!!! I know you're probably sick of seeing all these cards!!!! I know you're probably also sick of seeing Christmas anything so his is the last one.. I swear it!!!!
I made this layout using a sketch for the January Sketch Challenge at Sketches4All! The theme is "Winter Wonderland" and I just happened to have some "winter" type photos. This is my husband and I on the night he proposed (and of course I said yes!!!!). The date was December 13th, 2009... Two days before my birthday, 10 days before our anniversary, and 12 days before Christmas!
I also combined this with Paula's "Anything Goes" winter photo challenge at Colorful Creations. The papers are Recollections Signature Collection and the flower and ornaments are by Recollections as well. I just happened upon the red tree at Michaels and couldn't resist buying them. They're buttons and cute ones at that!!! This is a close-up of the journaling pocket..
And the cute little tree!!!!!
Well, that sums up this edition of my crafty creations. As usual, thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)