Thursday, October 31, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Challenge # 73

It's time for a new Challenge at Feeling Sketchy!

Here is the sketch:
The optional challenge this time is to include some bling.

Here is mine:

I am using this months sponsors image called Thoughtful.
I colored her in with Glitter Gel Pens - except for the skin, for that I used a Promarker.
For the base of my card I used a shimmering cardstock and embossed it with a flower pattern.
For the layers with the image and the words I used white cardstock and distressed the edges on both, then sponged on pinkish ink.
I added gem flowers to it, along with a gem up in the left top corner.

Our sponsor for November is San's Designs who is kindly offering 5 digital stamps to our winner.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sunflowers & Sunflower Seeds

I have a friend who has a birthday coming up who loves sunflowers and sunflower seeds.
So I made this card and matching envelope for her.
I used light green cardstock...stamped on the sunflowers from Our Daily Bread Designs called Sunflowers - and I also stamped on a sunflower in the right side corner of the envelope.  This is the first envelope I have made, so I wasn't even sure how to make one.   I ended up taking a part an already made envelope and used that for my pattern.
I colored everything in with Promarkers...adding some green grass to the bottom of the card.
 I used this weeks Scripture Word Art from Word Art Wednesday, which is Psalm 37:3
I added some sunflower seeds in to a little bag and added the words Sunflower Seeds, which I printed out on my computer....used 3D foam to attach it, along with the Scripture Verse (which I distressed the edges of.)

I am entering this in to three challenges:
1. Twist of Faith Challenge #61 - Postcard/Card And Envelope/Packet

2. Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge #176 - No Ribbons or Lace

3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #104 - Anything Goes 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Harvest Medley

Made this card using Harvest Medley from "From The Heart"
This is a monthly challenge where when you play for the month...you get the next months image free.
This is the first time I am playing along - so I did have to purchase this months image.
For the base of my card I used a fall patterned paper from Close To My Heart.
I colored the images in with Promarkers and then added three glittering leaves to it.

Autumn is nature at her best

Made this card using Close To My Heart "Huntington" Paper Pack and CTMH stamp set "Fall Harvest"
I added CTMH burlap and stamped the leaf and the words with CTMH Exclusive Inkpad color Topiary...adding distressed ink around the edges.

I found this sketch on Pinterest that I really liked - so I followed the sketch pattern.

I am entering this into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Lots of Layers
(using at least 5 layers.)

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Made this card using this adorable image called "Jolene" which I purchased at
The Stamping Chef
I colored her in with Promarkers.
The base of my card is two flowered patterns - and I added three flowers, with pink pearls in the middle of them.

Friday, October 25, 2013

No Bones About It...

Made this birthday card for some young twin boys.
I wanted it cute...but not girly looking at all.
The base of the card is sponged on with CTMH inkpad in the color Gypsy...and the frames and title pieces are CTMH cardstock in Buttercup.
I cut the frames out with my Cricut using the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge.
I typed the words up in Paint Shop Pro and printed it out on buttercup cardstock.
I then cut around the words and distressed the edges and sponged them with CTMH Buttercup Marker.
I will be inserting their pictures into the frames.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Come unto Me.....

Made this card to send to a friend who needs encouraging.
I used CTMH papers (Laughing Lola paper pack) and the Come unto Me....is also from CTMH (Look To The Light stamp set)
On the layer that I used for the Scripture I distressed the edges and sponged on a mixture of purple & pink inks.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Let Your Light Shine

Made this pumpkin house with bluebirds using a free image from
Dearie Doll Digi Stamps called Bluebirdie House.
I stamped on "Let Your Light Shine" with an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set called "Spread Light"
I colored everything in using both Copic markers and Promarkers.
Stamped the words with a black inkpad.

I am entering this into:
 Our Daily Bread Designs Blog Challenge #175 - It Is Fall
& also
Twist Of Faith Card Challenge #60 - Harvest

Monday, October 21, 2013

In memory of my Mom

As soon as I saw that this weeks challenge over at  Heart 2 Heart   was "Lace"....the first thing I thought of was my mom.   As far back as I can remember my mom always would sit and watch TV at night while crocheting her doilies - always white.   She made some wonderful lacy doilies through the years! 
Such a fond memory of my mom :-)
I have many of her doilies around my house today.
(she passed away in 2001.)
So...I just had to make a doily card in memory of her.

This is a pretty plain card...nothing fancy.
Just a lace doily that I cut out with my CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge
(White of course!)
I layered it on to patterned paper from the CTMH Chantilly paper pack.
Then I just hand wrote "In Memory of Mom" in the upper right corner - and then her name in the lower left hand corner.
This card will not be given out to anyone...I placed it on one of my living room end tables where one of her doilies is.

I am entering this into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Lace

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy Halloween

Made this happy halloween card using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (the "I" key)
I cut out the happy halloween words, added a cat and a bat (also cut out with the Artbooking)
I attached the front to the back with CTMH Brads.
I used black cardstock...then sponged white ink over it all.

Halloween Sign using CTMH Artbooking Cartridge

Made this halloween sign to post outside on halloween for the little trick -or- treaters.
I used my CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge (the "C" key)  to cut out all of the images....except for the Come On In Here title - that I used black cardstock and wrote with a chalk marker and then distressed the edges of it.
For the main base of this sign I used white cardstock and sponged orange ink on it.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Autumn Pumpkin Patch ATC

Made this Autumn Pumpkin Patch ATC card.   
(ATC's are 3.5 by 2.5 in size)
I used a patterned paper as the base and cut out the Autumn title with my Cricut.
I added 3D pumpkins and the pumpkin patch sign.
Also added some glittered leaves to it.

I am entering this into the Craftitude Challenge #51 - Anything Goes

Friday, October 18, 2013

Hello Autumn Card

Made this card using this adorable image from Lacy Sunshine called "Emily's Windy Autumn Day".
I colored her in with coloring pencils...added the main image onto the base of my card which I had layered with some autumn patterned paper.   Added some stick on leaves around it all...then stamped on Hello.

I am entering this into the Lacy Sunshine Challenge #19 - Fall Colors

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bulb Christmas Card

I made this Christmas Bulb shaped Christmas card using the Close To My Heart "Sparkle & Shine" paper pack from the Holidays from the Heart catalog.
I cut the bulb shape out using the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge...along with the words Merry Christmas.
I used CTMH red & white Harvest Baker's Twine to wrap around the top part of the card and also to tie a string at the top (this could also be used a Christmas Tree ornament.
The card opens from the bottom up.

I am entering this into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge - You Better Shape Up

Monday, October 14, 2013

Feeling Sketchy Challenge # 72

It's time for a new challenge at Feeling Sketchy!

Here is the sketch:
(The optional challenge this week is to use patterned paper in your design.)

Here is mine:
I used patterned paper and cardstock from Close To My Heart.   I cut out the hearts overlay with my Cricut using CTMH cricut cartridge Artbooking.
I also cut out the heart with the same cricut cartridge and stamped on "Just a Note" and added a little heart sticker.
I used our Sponsor's Twine - which is purple & white and is called "Phoebe" to make the bow and string the heart.

This month we are being sponsored by:
Whimsy Farm Twine is a little Australian business run by a little lady in a corner of her little house. I put my heart and soul into Whimsy Farm Twine; I love twine and I love meeting new people who also love twine.

Be sure to get your entries in for this months challenge for your chance to win your choice of 5 rolls of twine from Whimsy Farm Twine

So come on over and play along with us at Feeling Sketchy!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fruit of the Spirit Frame

Made this frame to display in my home for the Thanksgiving Season.
I cut the frame out with my Cricut - layered it on to the base which is the Fruit of the Spirit verse from Galatians 5:22
I then added some glitter leaves and a little scarecrow to it.

I am entering this into the:
Twist Of Faith Challenge #58 - Autumn Colors
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #101 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thanks For The Memories


When I saw the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart was "Little Black Dress"....it reminded me of a dress I had made.  The material was basically black - but it did have some cream color in it also.
The papers in the CTMH "For Always" pack worked beautifully for what I wanted to do.
I found the template for the dress and the clutch at Mementoes In Time.
I used CTMH black distressed Ink around all the edges of the card....and also around the "Thanks For the Memories" tag (which I printed out.)
I added a cream color bow to the dress and little cream color pearls to the bow and also on the clutch.

I am entering this into the Heart 2 Heart challenge - Little Black Dress

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thinking of you at Thanksgiving

The biweekly challenge at Sunday Stamps is a sketch.
I made this Thanksgiving card for it.

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I made:

I stamped the base of the card with CTMH Bamboo Ink.
The main image I used is from Eureka Stamps called "Harvest" (won it in a challenge) - which I colored in with CTMH Markers.
For the swirly image I used the masking tape technique with a few different CTMH Inks.
The flower is an element form CTMH...and the apple is from the CTMH stamp set "Sweet Life"
And then I stamped on "Thinking of you at Thanksgiving.

Am entering it into Sunday Stamps Challenge #60

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Trinket Box

Made this Trinkets box using my Cricut and the Cricut Craft Room.  This box is one of the files that come with the Cricut Craft Room.
I used CTMH ProPlayer cardstock for the top and bottom of  the box (Ruby & Pacifica)
I then cut out the word Trinkets with my Cricut CTMH Artbooking Cartridge with Outdoor Demin cardstock....and attached them with 3D foam.

I am entering this into the Color My Heart Color Dare #63 - Outdoor Demin, Pacifica & Ruby

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sugar & Spice

I made this card using this adorable image from Dearie Dolls called "Sugar and Spice & Everything Nice"
I colored her in with Promarkers....I cut the Sugar & Spice title with my Cricut....then added some flowers, brads, stars and hearts to it.

I am entering this into Craftitude Challenge #50 - Anything Goes/Things that begin with the letter S

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gertie Goose

It's time for challenge 13 over at Imagine That...digi's by Kris
Kris has provided us with another adorable image - Gertie Goose (free to those who play along each month...otherwise only costs $1.25 to purchase to start playing along.)

Here is what I made with it:

I colored her in with Promarkers.  Printed out a cute fruit background...cut out Gertie Goose and attached her with her 3D dots.   I printed out the "Welcome To The Neighborhood" and then distressed the edges of it.  I also attached that with 3D dots.

So come on over at play along in Challenge 13 at Imagine That...digi's by Kris

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Made this card using a blue cardstock background...then I used a pink flower cardstock and my Cricut to cut out this heart overlay (CTMH Artbooking Cartridge).
I distressed all of the edges of the card and the layer word cards.
I added some of the words from the Open The Eyes Of My Heart song...added a pink & white bow and strung the pink & white twine around the card.
I then added Ecclesiastes 3:1 Scripture to it.

Am entering this into the Twist Of Faith Challenge #57 - Inspired By A Song

& also the challenge at Word Art Wednesday -Challenge #100

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Autumn Scrapbook Page

Made this scrapbook page called "Autumn".
I used Close To My Heart products.  The background is Cashmere cardstock...the chipboard elements are from the Flirty Complements (in the "While Supplies Last") section at CTMH.  Then I added some Flip Flaps to it to add pictures to.
I'm not sure which pictures I am going to put in them yet.  I am going to add some writing to the top area of the picture Flip Flaps once I figure out which pictures I will be using.

I am entering this into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge - Au Naturale
use either all neutral colors or something from nature