Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fabulous folds

Two cards, two challenges. Both wanting something other than the traditional side/top (one) fold card. One of the challenges suggested a site that has tons of folds for cards and boxes. I booked marked this site. Always looking for something new and different.

tri fold opened
I got the instructions from OWH for this card right here. I still need to work on my scoring and folding before I will be 100% happy. Eh, not bad for a first time! The sentiment on front is from Fiskars clear stamp set, Cameo Ovations.
The hearts inside are from here.

 This fold I got from the site referenced above.  The image is from here. thanks Elizabeth for another awesome image. I'm sending this one to my older sister. We both do NOT like winter.

D2D-fabulous folds
One Stop Crafting-more than one fold

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Friday, January 21, 2011

B is for black and white

And you get a freebie, not just any freebie but a awesome image from Dustin Pike. I just LOVE his images.
The challenge is at ABC Christmas, here. Go there, get your free Dustin Pike image, participate in the challenge and have fun. We are supposed to make a card using black and white, but we can add a bit of color to the image. You have to make a Winter or Christmas card, using the freebie or another of Dustin Pike's images. I hope my sentiment will be okay to qualify for a chance to win.  I realllllly want more Dustin Pike images! LOL  I rather like how mine turned out.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Tellen's Place Polka dot challenge

This is a new blog to me, but it looks like a fun one. I will be following this one. The challenge I'm entering is Polka dots. They gave a free image to use as well.  So I found some polka dot paper (I knew I wanted to paper piece it). But boy is it an ugly paper! Why did I buy it?hmmm Anyhow, here is my version of the challenge.
I wanted her hair to be a "bad" hair dye, that you might do at home, so there's some blue in with the gray/black. Oh dare I wanted to "rouge" up her checks also. I'll have to add that now.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Bugaboo challenge

Oh my this was very fun to make and I will definitely be making much more.  I got the image from Bugaboo, here. Don't you just love their images? I sure do!! Then I went thru my stash of paper to see how I wanted to color this guy. Here's what I picked out;

Just big enough to use as 4x5.5 on the card front. What great colors to choose from for the image. Perfect!!

Then I had to find the markers. Well my Copic stash is veeeery small, so I used some of this and some of that;

As you can see, just a couple Copics, some Bic, a Sharpie and one Prismacolor marker. They all worked well together. But perhaps Santa, the Easter bunny, my fairy God mother, or someone will bring me more of the Copics this year! LOL

And now for the final product. Ta da;

I wasn't going to add the flowers, but I had a little booboo when I glued the arrow on and had to cover it up. I distressed the H & B by sanding the edges. I don't know why I wanted to add the arrow, just saw it and liked it. It also is destressed and slightly blinged out.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Christmas Winter Combo

Winter fun
A new challenge. There are a few blogs that are having winter/Christmas challenges, here is one. I figured if I did this by the time Christmas 2011 rolls around I will be way ahead of the game. This one will have to be for personal use, not for OWH as I added some glitter for snow affect. I used a D2D image, called Winter Bear, for the card and barely colored with Bic markers. The dp was from a stash I have had for about 6 months now. Glad to finally get to use it.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

OWH mid week throw down

White on white with a pop of color. NOT my favorite type of card to make. I love other peeps designs but I just can't make it work for me. Here is what I have so far, like I said, NOT my fav. :)  Maybe I will keep working on it and repost another picture, later.

The one on the left is colored with copics and the one on the right with pencils. I do NOT like my coloring with pencils. To me it looks childish. But I am my own worst critic.

EDIT: okay I made another one and I like this one better. See what you think; The image is from here. She has some really sweet vintage looking images.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

St. Jude cards

I saw on Collette's blog a post about making cards to send to St. Jude's for Valentine's. Well, I have been busy making cards just for that. Here I thought I was finished with Valentine's already! LOL  So far, this week, I have 14 cards completed, inside and out. I'll show you what's done and challenge you to match my numbers. :)
Really I couldn't say NO to the kids.

The cards are supposed to be no gender. But alas some of mine look more boyish than girlish and vice versa.
Lots of different sources for the images, the bears in the back left are E. Dulemba, The cupid and cat in front are from CDAC. The robot, I think, is from, as is the V.

The girl in the front and again the cupid is from CDAC. The girl/dog and the bee, I think, is from the free digital page, listed above.

Well that's all so far, again I challenge you.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New sketches at OWH

I saw posted on OWH there are two sketches this week. Apparently we somehow missed one. More fun today, is what I say! :)
sketch 34
The first card is from sketch 34, sentiment from Ginger's house, here. You really should look at her blog. She has some very funny post and great sentiments. The image is from here. Another great blog to check out, if you haven't already. That girl works her little fingers off finding freebies!
sketch 52
This image is also from the freedigital blog, and the sentiment is from Ginger's house blog.
Hope you enjoy both as much as I did making them.  Now on to some cards I'm making for a swap. Then I have about 16 images colored and ready to be put together. Gonna keep me busy for a little while.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G

Cards for CDAC

These are cards I made yesterday to enter into the new Challenges at CDAC. All are free images when you join the group and participate in their challenges. They post new challenges every 2 weeks, so really you have tons of time to finish your projects. :)  The bling and flowers are the cards are from my shopping extravagance at Michaels.  Various markers used to color them and the dp is from my stash, probably The Paper Studio, as I get most from Hobby Lobby and that is the brand I find there mostly.

Happy Crafting,
Shirley G