Sharing what I love to do, with others who might love it too
Thanks for joining me! I am a paper crafting enthusiast who has a special interest in interactive cards. I get a lot of inspiration from the internet so I thought that I would throw out my own creations with hope that it inspires someone else.
I have a really busy week, so I had to pull a card from my photo archive. I also have been working on a really crazy card that I can’t post quite yet, but when you see how much work was put into It you will understand where my time has been going. anyway, this card uses one of my favourite old techniques, it is called Reinker Spread, as it uses die ink pad refills to colour in the image, it is a kind of water colour but you have to trust how it will turn out as it does get out of your control how the water moves the ink around.
Soooo I’m back, I apologise to anyone that is following about not posting since last week, I’ve had a crazy week, and I’m running crazy behind today. ok, so this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges challenge is to use colour blocking. a lot of the samples that I saw used strips, but I thought that I would try something a little different.
so it’s the beginning of a long weekend Yaaaaaayyyyyy, and it is also Crazy4Challenges day. This weeks challenge was to create a shaped card. I actually have been meaning to try this for a while so I was I excited to give this a whirl. I decided to use My Scan n Cut to create a larger version of a die cut character that I have, and it worked great.
to see the other Crazy4Challenges Shaped cards check this out C4C Blog
This is a baby card from my photo stash, it is an oldie but a cutie. Every once in a while I get the urge to watercolour, I’m not great at it but I find that when I use a cute stamp and watercolour paper, I can pull it off ok.
The weekend has rolled around again so that means another Crazy 4 Challenges challenge. This weeks challenge is called “Cut up Stamping”, this means that after you stamp an image or a background you cut out a section of the image. Most of the examples that I have seen usually it is a strip that is cut out, but you can try cutting it anyway that works for you. I watched a Jennifer McGuire video months ago so I was kind of working off some tips that she suggested in that video. In a lot of the samples I have seen the images tended to be floral, I wanted to do something different so I opted to do some autumn trees, this is an anniversary card for a couple that I am very close to that has an autumn anniversary (and they don’t go on the internet EVER (besides Netflix)so it is safe to post. (if you are reading this and can guess who this couple is DON’T tell them about this card 😀)
To see the other “Cut up Stamping” cards from the rest of the C4C ladies check this out C4C BLOG (Posts Saturday morning)
The is a simple card that I had made a little while back (preblog so there are not a lot of photos) I really think this shade of Teal against the dark brown is really striking, but then again I have always been a sucker for the teal and turquoises, This size of card is a little different then the size I generally make but I think it works great with the rest of the design.
This cheeky monkey really cracks me up, I used him twice on this card as I think it adds a little whimsy making this a cute card for a child. When I started this card it was just going to have the Ice cream Sundae with just a Happy Birthday on the front, then I thought maybe I’ll make a Banana Split, and who loves bananas….. MONKEYS. My weird crafty brain turned a card that might have taken about an hour, into a 3 hour project in which I BROKE my BIGSHOT, I almost cried 😭. (Don’t worry I found a replaced on my local buy and sell facebook page) anyway this is how I spent my day.
Happy Weekend, and this week’s Crazy4Challenges challenge is a Sketch Challenge. I have a special friend with a birthday coming up so I made this one with her in mind. When creating cards sometimes I try to come up with little side challenges just for myself, and one of them more often than not is to find (and use) something that I’ve had for years and not used previously. So this week I got digging through some Scrapbook Kits that I’ve had for YEARS and pick one out that suited the theme I was looking for. The benefit of using kits is that all of the items in the kit will coordinate with each other so it makes it a little easier and sometimes quicker.
To see all the other C4C sketch cards this week check this out C4C Blog (Posting Saturday Morning)
I made this card a few weeks ago as a request for a friend. She needed a wedding card for her brother and his soon to be wife with a traveling theme. I had to ponder this one for a bit as I wasn’t quite sure what to do and how to make this a personalized card. Then I happened to look across my craft room at a book shelf and there it was, an Atlas that had sat on a shelf, unused for at least 20 years, I’m not even sure how hold it even is, my hubby is guessing 30ish. I thought long and hard before I started ripping pages out as I love books, I have always taken care of my books and part of my brain had a hard time committing to taking this one apart. I texted my friend and told her what I was considering and asked if there was any special places that she had in mind, well she passed on where they were, living, where they got engaged, places they have been and places they were planning on going so I made the decision and this is what I came up with.