Thursday, October 25, 2012


 Oh Boy, are my Daughter and her boyfriend gonna squeal when they see this! Well, maybe only in my mind but they love snowmobiles. I love how this cute card came out. First, an adorable sketch which was fun to make using last years Nordic Holiday by Basic Grey.
I used 1 inch stripes of paper adhered to a scrap then punched the bottom with a scallop punch. I colored up the adorable doggie using Copics, of course, and cut him out with some nesties. If you guys haven't tried using wax paper with your dies, YOU MUST!!!

My first cut with the black paper ripped as I was wrestling to get it to come out of the die. Second time it slid right out with wax paper sandwiched between the paper and die.
Give this Fun TSG Sketch a try! It's fun....

A close up. Should have put Glossy Accents on his goggles, maybe I will add it. :)
Have a good day! I think I'll do one more Halloween card then I have some November birthdays to work on. ( And Christmas)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Card

 Happy new week! I'm here with a Halloween card for many challenges. I also made a treat box for one challenge, hope I didn't miss the deadline. I used a Deconstructed Sketch from several weeks ago. The image is a Recollections stamp set. Paper is K&Co, a couple of dies were used and some ball fringe and ribbon.
Thanks for visiting!
RRR58 Halloween with ribbon
RCC73 Halloween Spirit
Sentimental Sunday 125 Halloween
The Pink Elephant Halloween
Sassy Cheryl 138 Trick or Treat
Tuesday Throwdown 121 Halloween

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spooky, Kind of...

 Hi Crafty Friends! I am just thrilled to pieces with this card! I'm trying so hard to get the principles of shading and light source with my Copics. (After I photographed this, I finished the line and shading under her shoes!)

Would you believe that this is my first time making clouds on the background with a template and ink??? I know! I never tried it before but was inspired by the fabulous Shannon White, who does it so well. For the template I cut out a MFT cloud die. I made a mask of the witch image and gave it a whirl. I love it!! This DARLING witch and sentiment is Kraftin Kimmie Haunting Hilda. Gosh, she's adorable!!   KK Spooky Challenge

I used the The Sweet Stop 180 sketch this week. I also used the ColourQ color challenge. The paper is K&Co and so is the cute candy banner. I punched a few MS bats and used a fiscars spider web punch which is smaller in scale than the MS one. The ribbon is Jillibean Soup which I've had for a few years and never used it! This card fits the RCC73 Challenge-Halloween Spirit too.

I hope you enjoyed peeking at my card cutie! Have a great week. :)

Autumn Card

Hi Friends, Just a quick post to share an Autumn card with you. I haven't had a chance to play with Fall colors so I had to make this. I found out I'm short on Autumn themed paper, good heavens!
This paper was from a couple years ago. The sentiment is a Verve stamp. The wheat image behind and the maple leaf is Inkadinkado, I think. It's a pretty Fall set.
I made this for several challenges listed below.
Happy Sunday!
CCEE Autumn challenge
Papercraft Star- Autumn Colors
The Pink Elephant-Fall Photo
Cupcake Craft Challenge-Autumn
City Crafters-Inspirational Verse
The Sweet Spot Sketch

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TSG and More

 Hi Crafty Friends, How's you week going? I'm playing in several challenges with this card. I started with Mojo Monday Sketch 262 and used There She Goes Photo Inspiration. Such pretty colors!!!

I also made this for Theresa's Winslow's birthday Link here. She has 2 major milestones in her life this month and is offering Blog candy. You can see her post here. I, myself, have just passed the 6 year mark, Breast Cancer free!

The stamp set is from Joanne's, not sure of the maker. When I first started card making, I didn't know the importance of saving the packaging. I will have to go on an internet hunt to find the manufacturer. The sentiment is Inky Antics. I used EP So Happy paper, a recollection flower, and baker's twine.

Flourishes has a challenge to decorate the inside of the card this week for one of their release challenges.
Sassy Cheryl's 136 challenge is Birthday.
Simon Says challenge is Dies and Punches.

Hope you all have a sparkling day!!!
Kim :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

KK Skull Challenge

Hi Peeps, I'm playing in the Kraftin Kimmie Weekly Challenge 149 this week. Krafty Girl, Cheryl chose a "skull" challenge where you must include some kind of skull on your project. Not too hard! I colored up Smee for the occasion but used the skull and crossbones from Cutthroat Lizzie for the accent. Smee was fun to color and I just adored the Disney movie, Peter Pan, not the cartoon but the other one with Dustin Hoffman. That's where I first heard of Smee.
I used Bo Bunny Timepiece paper on a 5.5 by 5.5" cardstock base. I used an older Deconstructed sketch and moved the circle. Zigzag and straight stitching were added along with some great tassel trim. I hand cut the tag and punched the corners. The brad I received in a prize pack from Flourishes, don't know the brand.
The strange pinkish color on the treasure chest is stickles which didn't photograph well.

Here's a few more challenges. Papercraft Star-Anything goes
Sentimental Sunday-Anything Goes

Enjoy you week, everyone!!
Kim :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pink Awareness Card

Hi Bloggers, I created a card for several Pink challenges this weekend. The first one was the Colour Q Challenge 157. I used a Crafty Secrets Stamp and made a panel of stamped Bras!! I added rhinestones in strategic places all over the card. I believe the design paper is Echo Park and the rest of the cardstock is PTI. Twine is Doodlebug.
The card is loosely based on the Deconstructed Sketch 72. I had a plan in mind when I started that didn't work out so this is what I ended up with.
I am also playing in Flourishes 189 Pink Challenge. Lexi's Creations 75 has a Pink Challenge too.
I hope you all had a good weekend and I'll see you soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TSG175, Mojo 261

Hi Bloggers, I didn't think I could do it! Make a cute card without patterned paper! But they didn't say no patterned ribbon so that was my jumping off point. That and the adorable stamps set Snowy Days. Then I just built a color story with black, red, white and added teal.
After choosing a sketch it just fell together and I had so much fun making it! I didn't even mind that the stamp features SNOW. Brrrrr, YUCK! But snowmen are my favorite winter symbol. I just love snow men. Mostly the fake, warm kind!
Yeah!!!! I'm getting some holiday cards done!! I have about 7 made so far. I'm on the hunt for some inspiration to make some simple design for some mass-produced cards but haven't settled on one yet.
Not this one!!! Way to much going on to mass produce. Anyway, I digress.
Thanks for visiting and the links for challenges are below.

There She Goes 175-No Patterned Paper
Mojo Monday-Sketch 261
Totally Gorjuss-Punches and dies I used dies
The Paper Players-Tic Tack Toe  I used Christmas, buttons, Red and Blue
Tuesday Throwdown-Cute and Cuddly The doggie is cuddly, not the snowman, brrrr
Papertake Weekly Anything goes