Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hey Ghoulfriend Card

After a very busy day, I was able to find a few minutes to relax and make this card.  My cute "Bride of Frankenstein" is going to be joining these fun challenges:

AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenges (Inspired By A Movie -- My movie inspiration is Bride of Frankenstein.)
Pink & Main Challenge (Fall/Halloween)
CAS(E) This Sketch (sketch below)
Crafting By Design (It's Halloween)
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge (Spooky Cute)
Come and Get It Challenge (Color Challenge -- Purple, Orange & Black)
Crafty Cardmakers (Spooky)
Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge (CAS)
Tuesday Throwdown (CAS)

Stamps -- Pink & Main (Spooktacular Set)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Markers -- Staedtler
Diecut -- Sizzix eClips (Diamonds from Basic Shapes)
Wood Pumpkin -- Recollections
Embossing Folder -- Sizzix
Cardstock -- Recollections
Pop Dots -- All Night Media

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hepburn Card

There is a FUN challenge going on at AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenges this week called "Inspired By A Film."  I am big movie buff so this challenge is right up by alley!  I have several ideas going on in my head for this one so hope I find time to create them.  I did manage to make this card this afternoon though and it is inspired by one of my favorite movies AND favorite actresses.  Can you guess the movie?  I was inspired by Breakfast At Tiffany's.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple with the image and sentiment being the main focus.  I used two circle punches to make pink cardstock circles.  Glued them down after I stamped the image and then put the sentiment on with foam tape to give it a little extra dimension.  Audrey  wants to play at:

AAA Card Clean and Simple Challenges (Inspired By A Film --- I chose Breakfast At Tiffany's.)
Tuesday Throwdown (Clean and Simple)
Unicorn Challenge (Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness)
Addicted To Stamps and More (Clean and Simple)
Craftaholics R Us (Anything Goes)
The Sisterhood of Crafters (Pink October -- Anything Pink)
Allsorts (Think Pink)

Stamps -- Stamp Francisco (Image) and Riley & Company (Sentiment)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Circle Punches -- EK Success
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Boo Windows Card Photo Tutorial

There is a contest at Marker Pop's blog currently of creating a video or of doing a photo tutorial of a fall project.  It has been a while since I did a photo instruction so thought I would give it a shot with a Halloween "windows" card.  First I cut a 5x7 inch black cardstock base for a three windows card front.  I thought it would be cute to use just the faces from the Pink and Main Spook-tacular clear stamp set.  I decided to heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder.

I used a VersaMark ink pad to stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the black cardstock base.

I sprinkled white embossing powder on the stamped sentiment and tapped off the excess.  I then heat set the sentiment.

I stamped the three images with a black ink pad using my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform (which I LOVE).  It is so nice being able to get a perfect image using it!  I ordered extra magnets for mine so I have six to hold my paper securely without movement.

I used Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers to color only the faces and necks plus the hands on the Frankenstein image.

Now you are ready to create the "windows" on your card front.  I used a 1 3/4 inch circle punch by EK Success to make the three windows.

I fussy cut each stamped and colored head image.  You want them to appear to be peeking out the circle "window."  I chose to back the windows with orange, kiwi green and purple cardstocks to add more color.

I adhered a strip of spider web patterned washi tape to the front.  I had some pretty glittered purple letters by Jillibean Soup to spell "boo" over the washi tape.  I also glued some large orange and green googley eyes to the front of the card

Here is the finished card.  Now wasn't that easy?  

These fun peeking Halloween characters will be playing at the following:

Marker Pop Fall Video Contest (Video or Photo Tutorial)

Just Us Girls (Window/Peek-A-Boo Card)

Double D Challenge (Fright Night)

Cardz 4 Guyz (Halloween)

Crafty Sentiment Designs (Halloween/Fall)

Try It On Tuesdays (It's Halloween Time)

Stamps -- Pink & Main (Spooktacular Set)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black) and VersaMark
Markers -- Spectrum Noir and Copic
Cardstock -- Recollections
Glitter Alphabet Letters -- Jillibean Soup (jb0370)
Circle Punch -- EK Success
Washi Tape and Googley Eyes -- Recollections

Thursday, October 12, 2017

My Craft Space

I have done all of the activities at Joy Clair's World Cardmaking Day activities
except for one.  You were to make a "craftie" which is a photo of your craft room or of your work in progress, etc.  I took these photos this morning of my craft studio.  When I say every inch of space is taken up in there with shelves, cabinets or some kind of storage, I am not exaggerating.  It has been a work in progress for several years and I have replaced desks, added storage units and purged several times.  But I am very happy with it presently and I feel very lucky to have my own craft space.  My craft room also joins our attic and I even have shelves of supplies in there.  I have a hard time getting rid of things (like older Sizzix dies, etc.) and it is nice being able to put it in the attic where I can still use it from time to time.  So here is a little tour of my "happy place, I hope you enjoy seeing where the magic happens. (Big wink.)  The above photo is taken from the door going into my craft studio.  I have two desks set up with a long narrow table which forms a "u" shaped work space.  You'll notice my typewriter I got for Mother's day and my new Scan N Cut2 on the narrow table.  (I have a Sizzix eClips in another room but have been meaning to move it back....just need to figure out where!  Notice the tiger box on my desk?  That holds the thin metal dies I use the most.  I have them on magnetic cards.  It is nice having them at my fingertips and I can find what I need by just flipping through them.  Also I have two new paint storage spinning racks on top of the cabinet on your left.  I ordered them from Michael's on sale and love how they hold my two ounce bottles of acrylic paint.  Makes finding colors so much easier.
This photo is taken from inside the "u" and lets you see my second desk better.  On it I have my ink pads (and there is a shelf on the bottom of the desk which hold more ink pads).  Next to it is a white book case my oldest daughter stopped using years ago and of course made its way into my craft room.  The top of it holds my Spectrum Noir markers, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and a few Copic Sketch Markers.  (I have Copic Ciaos on my desk in front of the bookcase.

This photo is same desk but shows more of what is on the right side of it.  I have a two drawer filing cabinet which holds A LOT of 12x12 cardstock and patterned papers.  The plastic drawer unit with the colored drawers holds border punches.  This is a recent purchase from Michael's that I liked so much I bought another one to hold all my ribbons.  (It is under the zebra letters which spell my name.)  It works great for ribbons.  I sort it by color according to the drawer (red drawer holds red ribbons, yellow drawer holds yellow ribbons, etc.).  I did have my ribbon in photo boxes sorted by color but had outgrown those.  These drawers are a good size with room to add more ribbons.  Another recent addition is the white small drawer units made for washi tape storage (found at Michael's too).  I love them!  It is so nice having all my washi tape organzied!  On top of the white filing cabinet is recent crafty purchase (in two red baskets) and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

This is the wall you see leaving my craft room.  The door going out is on the right (by the clock).  If you turn to the left, you will go into the attic where I have more craft supplies stored.  It doesn't look like there is a walk way but there is.  My camera angle is just hiding it.  The red baskets hold stamps by various companies.  I have embossing folders in the black units by the television (where I binge watch things on Netflix while I work sometimes....or listen to a book on Audible).  That unit also holds frequently used Sizzix dies (and I have a bookcase in the attic full of Sizzix dies as well).  I hope you enjoyed your tour of my crafty space.  I know I enjoy looking at everyone else's.  It is not super fancy but I am happy with it.  I know where everything is and it is a very "workable" space.

Prickly Card

I managed to do all the challenges at Joy Clair's for World Cardmaking Day.   This is the last one!  Yay!  This challenge was called the Pinspiration with Lori.  You were to create a card from the photo below:

I chose to go the succulents and flowers instead of the cake on my card.  The colors were a little different from what I normally choose but this made it more of a "challenge."  It's fun getting out of your comfort zone every once in a while.  I'll be linking up this card at:

Joy Clair's WCMD Challenge (Pinspiration)

Sweet Sketch Wednesday (Sketch)

Little Red Wagon (Leftovers -- My patterned paper was leftover from a project.)

Stamps -- Momenta (Images) and Jillibean Soup (Sentiment)
Ink Pads -- Clearsnap (Pumpkin, Tangerine, Artichoke, Celery and Licorice)
Cardstock -- Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper -- KI Memories
Ribbon -- Offray
Sequins -- MultiCraft Imports, Inc.

Happy Friends Card

I am still working on World Cardmaking Day challenges and this is one for Joy Clair's Make A Card For A Friend.  I had a new stamp set by Jillibean Soup which has a cute flower and a nice friend sentiment which was wanting to get inky.  I used two border punches down the right side.  I have been trying to use some neglected tools lately and these border punches were so happy to get out of their drawer.  (Wink.) I'll be linking my happy friends cards to:

Color Throwdown (Orange, Taupe and Black)
Crafting By Design (Sketch)

Joy Clair's WCMD Challenge (Make A Card For A Friend)

Stamps (and Banner Die) -- Jillibean Soup
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Wicked Black)
Cardstock -- Recollections and Craftsmith (Orange)
Border Punches -- EK Success
Hemp Cord -- Hemptique
Crystal Dots -- Nuvo by Tonic Studios

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Season's Greeting Ornament Card

This card is for a challenge at Joy Clair's and part of their World Cardmaking Day activities.  The challenge was called Mix and Match With Steph.  For the technique I chose heat embossing, for the trend I chose sequins and for the theme I chose Christmas.  My heat embossed ornament card be joining the following challenges:

Addicted To Stamps And More (Holiday)

The Merry Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes + Christmas)

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge (Anything Goes)

Joy Clair's WDMD Challenge (Pick and Mix With Steph)

Stamps -- Jillibean Soup (jb1127)
Ink Pad -- Clearsnap (Watermark)
Embossing Powder -- Clearsnap (White)
Cardstock -- Recollections
Sequins -- Pretty Pink Posh
Circle Punches -- EK Success
Foam Tape -- Scotch/3M