Sorry it’s been awhile everyone. I’ve been so busy getting situated in my new job and then I took another part time job so not a whole lot of free time at the moment. I hope to settle into a routine soon and then squeeze in my crafting time on a regular basis!
Ok, so. New challenge at Use Your Stuff….theme is die cuts! I’d be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t have one or two die cuts of something in your stash…could be an image, a shape, a word sentiment ….
Now I was at a crop last month and I did a make and take with these gorgeous 3D die cuts! I’m using a autumn one but I did end up buying some Christmas ones to use on future projects. They are from Hearty Crafts and I just love them!
So the background is just some watercoloring with inks and then the sentiment is from my stash as well as the Nuevo Drops. That 3D die cut is fabulous isn’t it!
Now the DT has some great projects on the blog for you to check out and we want you to play along with us too! Show us what die cuts you have hanging around your desk right now and make something from it!
We are a week early with the Use Your Stuff challenge as we are collaborating with Double Trouble Challenges as well! Our theme at Use Your Stuff is Fall/Autumn and it falls right in line with their challenges, so if you are entering ours, be sure to enter theirs too!
This is a card that I created as part of my Crop & Create Cardmaking weekend hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. The leaves and pumpkin are dies from Simon Says Stamp and I created them using some tear tape from ThermoWeb and some glitter. I covered the cardstock with the tear tap and then spread the glitter on it and then die cut! I can’t even remember the last time I used glitter. I used a leafy embossing folder from I believe Cuttlebug and then just some enamel dots from my stash. The THANKS sentiment die is a tried and true one from I believe Scrapbook.com and you have seen me use it many times before.
We hope to see you play along with both Use Your Stuff and Double Trouble for this challenge!
Ok, so I had these wooden pumpkins in my box and thought that I would take a stab at them!
I was inspired by the black & white pumpkins in this pic as well as the gingham pattern.
Here’s what became of them:
Now I did the one on the right first. I used the Tim Holtz Mica Stain in the Empty Tomb and then went over it with my Simple Stories Gingham stencil and some Nuevo Glimmer paste in Moonstone. This actually didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to. The empty tomb was a bit too light and the moonstone actually had a bit of a blue tinge to it.
For the second one, I sprayed it first in the Black Soot Spray stain and then using the stencil again, I went over it with the Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste in the Snowfall from the Christmas collection. Again, going with the idea of using these holiday products for their colors not their collections. This got me a bit closer to what I had envisioned but I think just some good old fashioned white textured paste probably would have done the trick and got me that stark white that I wanted!
I did want it to be a bit rustic which is why you can see the small bits of the paste. I didn’t want them to be totally smooth.
Now it’s time to head on over to the blog and see all the great inspiration that the DT has drawn from this picture…what will you create??
Hey everyone! I am really excited to announce that I am on the Design Team for a brand new challenge blog!
If you love creating Halloween all year round, then this blog is for you!
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge blog is new and waiting to have you play along! Every month there will be an inspiration board posted on the 2nd and then you have until the 28th to create your Anything Goes project. It doesn’t have to be a card or a layout..it can be anything you want! Great right!?
So we are jump starting the challenge this month!
Here is our inspiration board for October!
Lots to pick from with this one. For me, I really liked that black and white word board and the pumpkins. So here’s my card
I was surprised how much Halloween stuff I actually have! Some dating back to 2009 if you can believe it! For this card I used some Chillingsworth Manor paper from Echo Park (2012) I’m pretty sure I won this collection. I added in some pumpkins that I die cut and embossed using an old Cuttlebug set that I had. The little words are just from Chillingsworth Manor as well and then the enamel dots are my stash. I love how this turned out and I can’t wait for you to play along with us.
Head on over to the blog to see what the rest of the DT has created and we hope that you will play along with us!
Hey all! I’m here to share a couple of halloween cards that I had created for World Cardmaking Day. It was for a challenge on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine…and there is still time to play along to win some great prizes. You can find all the details for the challenge here!
This is the Patterned Paper challenge.
I have this box of Halloween stuff that only seems to come out in October! This is the Sweet & Spooky collection by Bella Blvd, which was actually part of one of my SCT Samplers I think in 2019 (but don’t quote me). I also added a few chipboard pieces from the Simple Stories, Frankie & Friends collection which I thought went well with these papers!
I love how these turned out! You should stop by the SCT blog here and see all the great things that are happening!
This week on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog we have such a great easy sketch for you, it will have you making cards in no time at all!
This is such a classic design and yet you can do so much with it!
Here is what I have for you!
I have no idea why I wanted to do a Halloween card this early other than the fact that I had these Simple Stories die cuts sitting on my desk and just went with it. I cracked open some much coveted October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper to do this…it’s double sided so I only needed a small piece (yay, can still hoard it) for the card. Since it was for Halloween, I decided to do a bit of distressing, just for some extra texture.
Come on over to the blog and play along in our challenge…are you working on Halloween cards too? Christmas? Fall/Autumn? We want to see it !
Sunday! The start of another week. We’ve been busy over here, as I am getting ready for my craft fairs coming up next month.
Have you stopped by the Red Carpet Studio blog today? You will see we have a new challenge up!
Our theme this week is drawing inspiration from The Haunted Mansion!
We are wanting to see your Hallowe’en themed projects this week. Here is a layout I created about my little munchkin in his very first Hallowe’en costume. I loved this costume. I thought it was just adorable on him.
Most of this was created from just bits and bobs out of my stash. I don’t make a lot of Hallowe’en projects so I tend to have a lot of left over paper. The jack o’lanterns are just some dollar store stickers I had and the pumpkin in the corner is made from my cuttlebug die. Some thickers finish it off. Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to drop by the blog.
Ahh fall is here. The leaves have started to drop, the colors are changing and the air is getting cooler. Our new challenge at Use Your Stuff this week celebrates all that is fall! The sounds, the sights, the smells..show us what fall means to you.
I love making autumn cards because I love all those rich hues.
I just wanted to make a simple autumn card for a swap-bot swap that I am doing. More layers than bulk and I love using my favorite pumpkin stamp! I hope that you will play along with us this week. Can’t wait to see what you create!
Can you believe it is only a week until Hallowe’en! I have a fun card for you today for the Digital Delights inspiration post. Every Thursday we have some fun inspiration pieces for you using a variety of images from the Digtial Delights store. Here is my card using the Spooky Pumpkin. It is available in either black & white or colored.
I just used some scrap pieces of Hallowe’en paper for this card. I got the ribbon in a swap awhile a go. The bling is from my stash and the image was colored with Copics. I added some Ranger ink around the edges. I hope you like it and don’t forget to visit the blog to see the rest of the great projects this week.