Posted in C4C Challenge, Character Card, Halloween, Uncategorized

Boo to You! C4C507

Trying really hard to get back on track, well at least this week’s Crazy4Challenges challenge is done on time 🙂 it’s the third weekend of the month and that means it is a sketch challenge. I don’t typically make Halloween cards but I thought that I would give it a go. I can’t take much credit for the card as the front is a design challenge and the inside is a close re-creation of a Karen Burniston card.

to see a video of this card in motion please check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/

to see the other talented ladies versions of this weeks challenge check this out C4CBlog

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Posted in Birthday, C4C Challenge, Pop up card, Uncategorized

Ha Ha Happy Birthday-C4C505

Welcome to the weekend, and another Crazy4Challenges challenge. this weeks challenge was to focus on the Sentiment, to make the sentiment the star of the card. I had to think a bit on this one, but then it came to me when a friend asked me to make a Birthday card for her son. I know him a little and I know that he fairly recently got a tattoo of the “HA HA HA” Joker themed tattoo. We gave him a bit of a hard time about the tattoo so I thought he would get a kick out of a Joker themed card using the same kind of look as the tattoo.

I have to say this card was actually a little frustrating to make at first, as everything I was trying to do was not turning out like I had planned, so I kept putting my mistakes aside and trying again or moving on, but in the end I ended using all the mistake pieces, some extra pieces, I changed ideas as I went, and the card turned out way better for it than I thought it would.

to see the other talented Crazy4Challenges cards please check this out C4Cblog (posts Saturday Oct 5)

if you would like to see this card in action please check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/ please feel free to join if you would like to share your own crafty creations.

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Posted in Birthday, C4C Challenge, interactive

Cheers to you-C4C504

It’s the weekend so I have a Crazy4Challenges challenge, today we have another fun Calendar day challenge, apparently today (september 28th) is “Drink a Beer day” and I just happened to have a friend who needed a Beer themed card, so how about that, it was meant to be.

to see a video of this card in motion please check out my FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/

to see all the other fun C4C “Beer Drinking” cards please check this out C4Cblog

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Posted in Birthday, C4C Challenge, Spinner square pop up

FYI I💙U-C4C-503

Welcome to the weekend and another Crazy4Challenges challenge. This weeks challenge is a Sketch challenge. I was a little short for time this week as I have been preparing for a really special card that I will posting soon (Monday I hope) so I thought this would be a fun card to make using a Scrapbooking kit. The benefit to using a Scrapbooking kit is that all the cardstock, paper and stickers will coordinate so if you are short on time this is a quick way to pull a card together. I also thought this kit would make a good masculine card to have on hand as I generally have an easier time making more fancy feminin cards that I am generally short of masculine cards. I think this one hit the mark.

Here is this weeks Sketch

Sketch Challenge

and here is the card that I made for this challenge

To see a video of this card in motion please check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/ please feel free to join if you would like to share your crafty creations.

If you would like to see the other wonderful card from the talented Crazy4Challenges design team please check this out C4C Blog posts Saturdays

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Posted in Character Card

Colour Blocking Birthday card-C4C501

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.

To see a video of this card check me out on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/ Please feel to join if you would like to share your own creations.

to see the other talented ladies and their colour blocked cards check this out C4C blog

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Posted in Birthday

Happy Birthday Bear-C4C500

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

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Posted in anniversary, Pop up card, tree pop up

Autumn Leaves Anniversary Card -C4C499

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)

to see a video clip of this card please check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/ and feel free to join if you would like to share your crafty creations.

To see the Jennifer McGuire Tutorial

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Posted in Birthday, C4C Challenge, Tag Book Pop Up

Pretty in Pink-C4C498-Sketch Challenge

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.

This weeks C4C Sketch

To see all the other C4C sketch cards this week check this out C4C Blog (Posting Saturday Morning)

To see a video of this card in action please check out my Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/ and feel free to join if you want to follow or to share your own creative creations.

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Posted in Castle Pop Up, tree pop up

Whomping Willow 2.0-C4C-497

Hello, a little late today but here I am. Apparently yesterday was Book Lovers Day so this weeks Crazy For Challenges challenge is to get inspiration from a book. I cheated a little this week, if you are following me you may remember that I posted Whomping Good Day card back in June. When I posted that card I had a special request to make another so my challenge to myself was to make this card different than the last one. In many ways it is similar but there are still a few ways in which it is different.

to see a video of this card in movement check out my face book page, also feel free to join if you would like share your creations 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyMessyCraftroom/

to see all the other book inspired cards check this out Crazy4Challenges blog

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Posted in 3-D, C4C Challenge, Character Card, Woven BAsket Box pop up

Sand Castle-Beach at the Lake Style-C4C496

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.

to check out the other C4C sandcastle cards check this out Crazy4Challenges blog

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