Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby boy card.

One of my good friends recently got a baby boy and I am planning to visit her this weekend. I whipped up a baby boy card. I have never done a card for a boy before since I usually use lots of flowers, twirls, and girly colors but I loved the challenge and I must say this card will be hard to part with (ok! not so hard).
I googled boat images and found one that I liked, I cut it out by hand and pieced it to creat the boat. I used this cute button that has been in my stash for like 8 years  (seriously) that was too cute I could never find the perfect project for it. I had to add something quilled hence the waves. I also added some blue rhinestones to bring on a bit of shine. The sentiment was stamped on white paper and framed on the same handmade paper from the last card.
Enjoy my card.
Here is a close up of the button. Isn't it lovely?
I will be sharing my card to these challenges.
Woodware USA- clean and simple.
Stamping sisters in Christ- paper piecing.
Basic grey challenges- something recycled (paper).
Thanks for reading.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Queencake.......with a cherry on top.

I love cakes especially queencakes (or cupcakes as they are commonly known by most people).
 While I have never quilled a cupcake before, I have seen lots of these on the internet and these little beauties are so easy to make, I wondered why I had not tried it before.
I have had the Just rite pre-inked stamps forever and have not used them before so I stamped " precious little one" to celebrate a new baby. The sentiment was framed with teddy bear punch outs from a never used punch. I spent last weekend making and drying handmade paper which I used as a base for the Queen/cup cake.
I will submit my card to the following challenges.
Simply create- DIY
C.R.A.F.T Challenge- new baby.
Craft us crazy- cupcakes.
DDSB- Ribbons and bows
MelJens design Team- punch it.
Heart to heart challenges- Oh baby
KB cute Monday- Baby

Monday, March 7, 2011

Going green.

Happy Monday friends.
Another birthday card this time with only two colors green and yellow.
A lot my favorite challenges are celebrating green/yellow so I was inspired to make a card with this color combo.
The other day at the mall I found a pack of "Happy birthday" foil confetti on sale and I bought it without really knowing what I was going to use it for.  Good thing I did because I am  loving using them on my cards..


Challenges;

The corrosive challenge blog- going green
Creative inspiration paint- gone green
Gingerloft challenge- flowers
Easy craft projects- challenge # 33- green
Little Claire's designs- flowers.
Card making mama's- something green 
Stamping with the dragon- green ,yellow ,white
Simply create #38- power of flowers
Some odd girl- handmade embellishments

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Don't be crabby,

 I have been reading about Paper Piecing and I began looking for a simple project that I can tackle.Then I found this cute little fella (google cartoon crabs).
I printed out the image and traced it on some red card stock. Although the little parts were hard to cut by hand I would say this is something I will do again. I also added a bit of quilling since he looked so lost on the sea of white paper.
So don't be crabby, you will get well soon.
Somehow I kept of thinking of Sebastian from THE LITTLE MERMAID ( I really loved the cartoon series waaaaaaaaaaaay back when- early 90's).
Sebastian, Oh how I loved your singing.
I will take my fun card to these challenges:
Freshly brewed Blog- pink and paper piecing.
ABC challenge- P is for Pink.
Belli Challenge- Animals.
Crafts and me- under the sea.
Dream valley- anything goes.
Marks finest Papers- Food ( crabs are food right? To some people though, I would not touch them with a 6 foot pole alive or dead! I hate anything that looks spiderish.)
The stamp man- curls and swirls.
Totally paper crafts- paper piecing.
Critter sketch- sentiment
Meljen's design blog- use an animal.

Thanks for visiting.