Friend to Friend-Sketch Challenge C4C488

Today is Crazy4Challenges day and it is a Sketch Challenge. I was in the middle of making Fathers Days cards and I just couldn’t come up with a Fathers Day card for this sketch, I think the bow and the scallops just had my mind leaning towards a more feminine card, then I got a call from a very dear friend who just called to see how I was doing, so I thought that I would make this card for her.

This is the sketch for the challenge

To see the cards from the other talented Crazy4Challenges ladies please check this out Craz4Challenges Sketch challenge

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Oldie but Goodie Fathers Day card

Sooooo, I had to dig into my old cards once again, it’s hard to post new Fathers Day cards on the internet when all my new cards are meant to go to someone and they are supposed to be a surprise. I found this card, it uses an old technique that I haven’t used in years, it gives a marble look to a background and is quite easy and fun to do, so I thought that I would share. If you try this technique, different colours give different results, if you use shades of brown or grey it can actually look like stone.

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BEE Happy Crazy Fold card

This is a fun card that I made a while back, I really like how the yellow pops against the black,  and the cute little bee. It has a fun fold which piqued my interest back when I made it. This card was made before I knew about pop up cards, back before I knew what could be done with cardstock, so it may seem pretty simple compared to what I generally make now but I think it’s still pretty cute.

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At the Beach-Birthday Card-C4C487

This week’s Crazy 4 Challenge had me shopping at the hardware store lol. The challenge was a beachy theme and to incorporate sand, I could have used real sand, sandpaper, sand stamps or sand images, I choose SANDPAPER, I thought the texture would add to the overall effect of the card and would be a little less messy than real sand. This is a belated birthday card for my Mom and one thing that she enjoys is her almost daily walks on the beach with my Dad and their 2 dogs, Cinnamon and Molly. This is my representation of their beach, with the waves rolling in and the woods in the background.

to see the other sandy, beachy cards from the rest of the talented design team check this out Crazy 4 Challenges

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Time Flies Accordion Card

Accordion cards make such an impact and are fun to open, they are also very easy to display as they stand up very nice. Here is an accordion card that I made a little while back, I hope you like it.

 

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All the cardstock used to make this card is from Stampin Up. The colours used are Not Quite Navy, Buckaroo Blue, Basic Grey, and silver. The panels are cut out of the Basic Grey and the edges were sponged with Basic grey. The blue panels were sponged with Not quite Navy ink., All the clock pieces and gears were cut out of silver with the exception of the hands on the front clock.

To create this card I used Karen Burnistons “Gift Card Accordion” die set and followed these directions https://youtu.be/bzB7Auai1QU my card has 4 panels so you would just keep adding panels as needed. The clock and some of the gears are also an older Karen Burniston die set. The die on the second panel I lucked out and found at Thrift store.

I decorated the panels with the clocks, gears and a few rectangle dies. I printed the greeting “Time Flies” on the front and “when you’re getting old” on the inside.

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to see other accordion cards check these out

Happy Birthday Flowers

Under the Sea Baby Accordion Card

The Journey Begins

 

 

 

 

 

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so I’m not exactly sure how to post this properly, but I am pretty excited, I was chosen to be the featured artist on SplitcoastStampers for their Featured stamper challenge this week. Pretty excite to see other people’s takes on my cards 😀

Here is link to the challenge https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/featured-stamper-f132/fs643-%5B6-2-19%5D-nickel-pickle-t629368.html

Feel free to comment on the cards posted, it is quite a honour to me to be chosen and would like their feedback to be positive.

Edit-I forgot that SplitcoastStampers link may not work as you have to be a member to login. If you are crafty stamper and you’re not a member please feel free to join the group as there are some amazing card ideas that can be found there

SHHH dads belated Birthday card-C4C486

Crazy 4 Challenges day and the theme this week is to create a card using a wood element, it can be wood grain, wood paper, embossing folders or veneer shapes. I started off with the wood patterned paper and then I found some veneer shapes I TOTALLY forgot I had. I knew I wanted to do this chair for my Dads birthday card and I was able to picture it in my head with the cup of coffee and the crossword book (if you know my dad you know he likes nothing more than sitting outside in the fresh air with his coffee and crosswords) but it’s kind of funny how the whole card came to be, as it wasn’t exactly all planned out lol

to see the rest of the “wood themed” cards from the rest of the talented design team check this out https://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/?m=1

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a Kiss to make it Better-easel card

so I’m going to start off with an apologie, I’m cheating a little on this one and will be posting links to previous posts for some of the directions, also I made this card before I was blogging so there are not any extra photos but it’s pretty simple so it should be ok. I chose this card tonight as it is a card that I am able to cheat a little on as I am STILL dealing with numb fingers on my left hand and tonight my hand is a little achier than it has been and typing kind of sucks:(

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