Tuesday, December 27, 2011

365 Cards - Day 303 and catch up!

Mele (belated) Kalikimaka!! Sorry I've been MIA for the past few weeks. The parents came in for their annual Christmas trip early this year (the evening of the 13th) and just left this afternoon after two busy weeks!! Gotta admit I'm a bit embarrassed that we didn't get out and do much in this great tropical paradise (just a short beach trip on Christmas day) but we did get lots of projects done around my house! I'll post pictures later for the proof but just in summary I got a new laminate hallway floor, my bedroom floor no longer squeaks, my air conditioner doesn't rattle as much, my houseplants have new soil, my coffee table has a couple of fresh coats of paint/glaze, I have a new grill, and I have a gorgeous new kitchen island!! Whew! Anyway, sorry I didn't have time to post my last combined DT project so I'll do that at the end of this post.

This week at 365 Cards is "flashback" week and I picked the May 19th challenge which was "cute cuts." For this one you need to create your own sentiment letter stickers. I stamped a random holiday sentiment stamp on an address label and cut it up. This card is also for this week's D2D challenge which is to create a gift card holder. I followed the Pop-Up Gift Card Holder tutorial on SCS for this one.

Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - snowflakes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - anything goes
3. Bearly Mine Challenges - anything goes
4. City Crafter Challenge Blog - Make the cut: I'm counting my cut up sentiment for this one
5. Delicious Doodles challenges - anything goes
6. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - anything goes
7. Do you Stack up - stripes
8. Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes
9. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - Anything goes
10. One Stop Craft Challenge - Winter Wishes
11. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - holiday gifts
12. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - punch it
13. Saturday Challenge  - anything goes
14. Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes

Here's last week's 365 Cards and D2D card.
The challenge at 365 Cards was to use two different kinds of stitching (I have faux stitching around the image and actual handstiching on the tree) and the D2D challenge was to use a Christmas tree.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and an even better New Year!!
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

365 Cards - Day 289 - Pretty Petals

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards! Today's challenge is called "Pretty Petals" and Pam wants to see you "create a large flower on your card using petals you've created yourself (any way you want)." To make mine I used the SU! Bird punch...the inner leaves are from the wing and the larger leaves are the bird's body (slightly trimmed). The leaves are just the bird's body. The flower center is a snowflake punch and it's all held together with a glitter brad. Oh and I used my embossing stylus to draw veins in the leaves. FUN!!

Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Winter Holiday Sentiments
2. CES challenges - a traditional Christmas
3. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything goes
4. Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
5. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - nature
6. Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas + brads
7. Lollipop Crafts - Happy Holidays
8. One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas cards using traditional colors
9. Paper Issues - Holiday Madness
10. Phindy’s Friday challenge - clean and simple

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 9, 2011

D2D "Tag you're it!" challenge

Here's my samples for today's D2D Saturday challenge at Designed2Delight. I couldn't make just one so I made 5!! I used the Peace Trees and Tag set, Snowman Tag and FrameChristmas Train and Tag set, Christmas Cocoa and Tag set, and Gift Wrap Mouse (I added the To/From sentiment). All are colored with Copics and layered on SU! Real Red and Green Galore cardstock with a big eyelet at the top. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for these:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - Christmas
3. Charisma Cardz Challenges - No cards
4.{Cupcake Inspirations} - inspiration photo
5. Freshly Brewed Challenge - Christmas
6. My Partner in Crafting Crime - tag for a Christmas pressie
7. PaperCrafting Journey - Christmas creations
8. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Merry Christmas
9. Stampin' for the Weekend - Christmas
10. The Crazy Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

365 Cards - Day 282 - Challenge Combo

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards! Today's challenge is to combine one challenge from the month of September, one from October and one from November. I chose September 25 - sketch, October 31 - All Smiles, and November 11 - 3 R's (rhinestone, rick rack and mine was Red). I used my last new stamp from Sister Stamps called Setsuna. I used the snowburst embossing folder from SU!and colored him up with Copics. Other challenges I was inspired by for this one include:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - punches/dies: the image panel is a die and the scallops on the sentiment is a punch
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - sentiments
3. CCEE Stampers - snowflakes and bling
4. Cooking It Up With Katie - anything goes
5. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Colours of Christmas + optional sparkle
6. Crafty Sentiments - snowflakes
7. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - anything related to Winter/Christmas
8. Creative Card Crew - Tis the season
9. Cupcake Craft Challenges - DIY backing paper
10. Do you Stack up - Ribbon: I layered 3 ribbons on this one - a black grosgrain, a red sparkle, and a white felt rick rack
11. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - Christmas
12. Lexi's Creations - one for the lads
13. One Crazy Stamper - Christmas/Holiday
14. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - Be Square
15. PaperCrafting Journey - Anything goes
16. pile it on - bling it up
17. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Christmas fun
18. Raise the Bar - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
19. Simply Create Too - Christmas
20. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Holiday
21. Stamps R Us - Emboss it
22. The ABC Challenge - E for Embossing
23. The Pink Elephant - Snowflakes and Sparkle
24. Tuesday Throwdown - celebrate the season
25. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - snowflakes

Thanks for stopping back and can't wait to see what challenges you combine!