Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween Witch

I don't usually make Halloween cards since we don't really celebrate it, but I found myself in need of one for my Secret Pal at work. I went online to look for witch pictures. I thought I could make a funny one with a big warty nose but I didn't know how to make the clothes. I went online just to see what witch clothes look like. I came upon this picture instead. It was so cute I couldn't resist using it. I have no idea where it came from. It was just an image that came up in my search for witch pictures.
I had to recolor her because my printer doesn't print well for some reason. I used my copics to brighten her up. One of the challenges I saw yesterday needs a flower, so I stamped a small one on orange paper using Ripe Persimon Distress Ink. I cut it out, used my stardust clear gellyroll pen for glitter and stuck it on her hat as a pompom. I used gold stickles on the buckles of the hat and shoes and the center of the flower. I made the tree using a stamp from a set by Stampendous. I think its called Summer Tree Fun. I stamped the tree and cut it out. Then I flipped it over so that I didn't have any of the lines from the stamp on it. The leaves are from the same set. I stamped on Orange Paper and used Ripe Persimmon Ink again. I outlined them with the stardust pen. The moon is just a 3 1/2 inch circle cut from Cream Cardstock. I used the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge to cut it out. The sky was done using Stormy Sky and Chipped Saphire Distress Ink. I outlined the moon with the stardust pen and dotted the sky for stars. I was really pleased with the outcome. Here are the challenges I entered:
Use It Tuesdays challenges are intended for us to use things we already have. All of my paper is from my stash. The only things new are the image and the stamp set that I used.
I can't believe it snowed today in Ohio. I am just thankful we didn't get the weather that the East Coast did. I want to wish everyone there the best and I hope that you are all safe. My prayers go out to you!

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Ribbon Girl's Giveaway

While browsing blogs tonight I came upon a giveaway at www.ribbongirls.blogspot.com. She's giving away a gift voucher for her store. Check it out this week. The winner will be announced Nov. 3. Good luck to all.

CDAC Progressive Challenge

Soccer is finally over, but it seems like life is still crazy. I have been able to get some crafting done, but no time to go to the library to post. I almost forgot that I needed to use this image for the CDAC Progressive Challenge. I did remember though, just in the nick of time. The image was provided to us by Pattie's Creations. I wanted to put the sentiment on the ribbon because with the image popped and the diecuts I had used, I hated to to use anything else for fear of making my card look cluttered. I could not find any nice way to write on the ribbon though. This is (I think) my 4th attempt. It was hard to find something that would write on it. The swirly doodle is a sizzlit by Sizzix. The mats were done using dies from Lifestyles Crafts. The image was colored with copics. I stuck decorative pins in it in place of the pins that were on the image. I added a butterfly charm to the middle pin. I cut apart the spools and wrapped bakers twine around them. I glued a white button with twine to the one in the image. The image is popped with foam squares. This was my first attempt to use the on the edge dies from Tim Holtz. I messed them up because the card is longer than the die and I had to try to make a second cut. I didn't get it positioned correctly. Live and Learn. This card was made for the following challenge:


PS: If anyone knows a good way to write on ribbon, please let me know:) Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Renate's Candy

Renate has a great blog with some fantastic creations. As a "thank you" to her followers, she is giving away some wonderful blog candy. You may want to check it out! Just click on the picture in my side bar.