I have been anxiously waiting to make this post. I had this idea for making a big sandcastle out of the “Woven Basket” die set and the “Castle Pop up” for a while now and I had to wait for this week’s Crazy4Challenges challenge to post it because you guest it, this weeks challenge is to make a card incorporating a sand castle, apparently its “Sandcastle Day” so get out there and hit the beach or craft room and make a sandcastle everybody.
If your wondering what I mean by “lake beach”, I grew up in a town on the North shore of Lake Huron, and although all the “Ocean beach” cards with their crabs and palm trees are quite lovely , I’m more likely to see frogs and cattails near the beaches I’m used to, so this card is dedicated to my home town of Blind River. Miss you like crazy especially when it’s this hot out.
Well I had a busy weekend making cards, I am currently working on three and not one is finished yet. So I dug into my older cards again (sorry) and I found this cutie, it is a card panel that I used for a gift card. When my kids were younger I would make gift cards like this when I knew that wanted a video game (usually for Christmas) but I wasn’t sure want they wanted or what they may have been getting from family. Much cuter than an actual gift card and it entitled them to one free game. We always wrote a note on the back. I can’t take credit for this dude as I CASEd him from Leena Girsa from alacards.blogspot.com way back in 2013, I tracked down her blog and she still has it posted http://alacards.blogspot.com/2013/03/lots-to-show-you.html there are a few slight differences but otherwise its a pretty close CASE
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea……….. So this is a card that I made for my son, back in the day when Sponge Bob pretty much played on a loop at my house. It is not my original idea and back in the day (2010ish) if you googled “Sponge Bob punch art card” you would find dozens of cards very similar to mine, but this is the version that I made.
I am sooooooo excited about this card, it was requested by a friend for her niece who loves Rapunzel and pop-up storybooks and her Birthday Party colours will be pink and sparkles (Sparkles is a colour right?) so this card idea pretty much planned itself. It was a lot of work and there is a lot of detail so hopefully, I don’t miss anything in my directions.
Happy New Year, I am going to start the year off with a Birthday card that I made for a friend. She and I are both fans of this period show primarily based in 18th Century Scotland so when I saw this stamp set I knew it would make the perfect card for her.
Love this little mouse, and in this card, the little stinker is running away with a Christmas light. I thought that it would be fun to make an interactive card and have Jolly the mouse actually be able to scurry across the card.
So this card was so much fun to make but turned into quite the challenge when I decided to make 50 of them, there were a few challenges along the way but I did get them all done and in the mail 🙂
Another card created back in my punchart days. I used to really like making cute little characters out of random punches. The Trifold design was also very popular for a while. Most of these ideas I found scrolling through SplitCoast Stampers, the elf I came up with on my own.
What do you get when you cross a Christmas card with a Valentines Day Card??? a little something like this. This was a card that the boyfriend of a friend of mine commisioned me to make. He was very clear with what he wanted, he even picked the colours. His exact words were I want a WOW card that will show my Sweetheart how much I love her. AWWWW challenge accepted and this is what I came up with.