Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The End

That's IT!  All 75 card challenges done in less than 2 months. 


Challenge #54 - Use a TWIST TIE or a BREAD TAG

Material: unknown
PP: American Crafts and Echo Park

Sentiment: Papertrey Ink

Challenge #36 - Finish sentiment: "I love you more than...."

PP: Basic Grey
Card base: Bazzill

Trim: from my stash

Challenge #9 - Use Bleach


I used the faux bleach technique

PP: Basic Grey
Trim: Basic Grey
Wooden embellies: Prima
Branch stamp: Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp: Papertrey Ink
Distress Ink: Ranger

Challenge #40 - Use YARN

Inside: to a couple who make each other less crabby.

PP: Little Yellow Bicycle
Stamp: CTMH
Yarn: Premier
Crabs: K&Company

Friday, March 8, 2013

Challenge #18 - Stamp with HOMEMADE STAMP

I used the end of compressed foam to stamp the squares

PP: Cosmo Cricket
Twine: American Crafts
CS: scrap from my stash

Challenge #3 - Stamp on FELT

Die: Spellbinders
Felt hearts: CPE (bought at Michaels)
Twine: American Crafts
Stamp sentiments: Paper Trey Ink
Buttons & Ribbon: from my stash

Challenge #14 - Use a PAPER BAG

Stamps: Fiskars
PP: Teresa Collins
Pencil crayons: Crayola
Twine: from my stash
Paper bag: from my stash
Card base: Autumn Leaves

Challenge #41 - Use CRAFT FOAM

Foam stickers: Creatology
Font: Disko
Pencil crayons: Crayola

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Challenge #48 - Make a DIGITAL card

all digital elements from a kit by Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Challenge #13 - Stamp on TRANSPARENCY

I couldn't find my transparencies so stamped on a piece of acrylic instead. I have used alcohol inks on the back first.

Stamp: Stampin Up
Alcohol Inks: Ranger
Bling: Kaiser Craft
Sentiment stamp: MME
Lace: Michaels
PP: BoBunny

Challenge #62 - Use VELLUM

The vellum is over the patterned paper to give it a softer look. It is also subtly embossed.

PP: BoBunny
Vellum: unknown (had it forever)
Sentiment Stamp: CTMH
Tag: K&Company

Challenge #32 - Mask with DIECUTS and MIST or PAINT

PP: Dear Lizzy - 5th and Frolic
Die: Spellbinders
Mist: Mr. Huey
Alphas: Sizzix
Flowers: from my stash
Pen: Recollections

Challenge #35 - Alter a PHOTO

This is a photo of our two cats.

Inside: To my wonderful friend ________ on your birthday. I will always think the best of you (wink).

PP: Basic Grey and MME
Journaling tag: Basic Grey
Alpha Stickers: Karen Foster

Challenge #26 - Use DUCT tape

Did you know you can buy SHEETS of duct tape? That's what I used here....
Duct Tape: Duck Brand
Embossing Folder: Nestibilities
Journaling tag: Basic Grey
Sentiment: Hot off the Press
Washi tape: unknown

Challenge #10 - Use TEN embellishments

2 flowers
3 brads
1 crown
1 heart
2 hands
1 bird
Total - 10
Flowers: Michaels
Brads: Recollection
Embellishments: Jolees
Sentiment: CTMH

Challenge #59 - Make patterned paper with PENS

Pens: Recollections
Diecuts: Making Memories
Stencil: Crafters Workshop
Alphas: K&Company

Challenge #71 - Use the SPLATTER technique

Trim: Recollections
Diecut Squirrel: DCWV
Alphas: Thickers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Challenge #70 - Make a COMIC inspired card

I know EXACTLY who this card is going to.....

Card Base: DCWV
Cartoon: Shoe Box
Flowers: Prima
Twine: Queen&Co
Buttons: from my stash
Sentiment Stamp: unknown

Challenge #60 - Use a WINDOW

I think this challenge was meant to have a cut-out type of window but I had this stamp set that I wanted to use. After all, it IS a window.....
All stamp images were fussy-cut after being coloured.

Stamp: CTMH - Flower Pot
Pencil Crayons: Crayola
Embossing Folder: Sizzix
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz

Sentiment: Paper Trey Ink (I think)

Challenge #23 - Make an ITTY BITTY card

This isn't really itty-bitty but it IS smaller than my usual cards....

PP: American Crafts
Mist: Mr. Huey
Tree: Spellbinders die
Felt Bird: Michaels

Challenge #10 - Make your own BUTTONS

Not that keen on this one.... Oh well, it's done.

Used the ScrapShotz November 2012 kit for this one.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Challenge #24 - Use STITICHING

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
PP: MME - Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
Twine: MME Lime Twist

Challenge #66 - Use a BANNER

PP: KaiserCraft - Save the Date
Sentiment: CTMH

Challenge #55 - Use FABRIC

PP: MME - Away We Go
Whale die: Stampin UP
Fabric Trim: Unknown (it might be May Arts)

Challenge #52 - Give a card a decorative edge

PP: BoBunny
Gems: Jolee
Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo - Insprirational Lift
Bird: Michaels

Challenge #49 - Make your own BACKGROUND paper

Background Stamp: Hot of the Press - Delicate Patterns
Inks: CTMH
Balloon and sentiment stamps: Inkadinkadoo - Inspirational Lift
CS - Michaels

Note: The stamp is a border stamp that I stamped all the way up the card from darker to lighter colours.

Challenge #53 - Use WOODGRAIN

PP: MME - Dolled Up (6x6 pad)
Bird: K&Company
Ticket: Tim Holtz

Challenge #11 - Doll up a DIECUT

PP: MME - So Sophie
Diecuts: Michaels
Markers: CTMH
Sparkle: Stickles
Twine: Queen&Co
Sentiment: CTMH

Note: I also sponged the plain background paper with two different coloured inks.

Challenge #28 - Make or Use a BUTTERFLY

Punch: We R Memorie Keepers Mini 8
Alphas: Thickers
Butterfly: Basic Grey

Challenge #21 - Write a HAIKU

A haiku is a japanese poem with 17 syllables.

PP: KaiserCraft - Save the Date

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Challenge #5 - Make a QUILT inspired card

PP - Basic Grey
Hexagon punch - Creative Memories

Outside: Friendship is like a quilt
Inside: They both surround you with warmth

Challenge #16 - Make a BORDER from CIRCLE punches

Card base - Core-dinations
PP - Basic Grey - Wisteria
Sentiment - Paper Trey

Challenge #15 - Use CREPE PAPER

Corrugated shapes - Jillybean Soup
CS - Bazzill
Sentiment Stamp - CTMH
Ink - CTMH
PP (behind house) - MME
Crepe Paper - bought at Walmart
Bling - unknown

From an idea in the CardMaker magazine

Challenge #56 - Use the NEGATIVE of a DIECUT

Twine - Queen & Co
Sentiment - Paper Trey
Die - Slice

Friday, February 8, 2013

Challenge #6 - Use nothing but STICKERS

Background and cardbase - DCWV
Stickers - Pierre Belvedere

Challenge #45 - Add GLITTER to diecuts

PP & Diecuts - DCWV
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment Stamp - CTMH

Challenge #20 - Make a background from DECORATIVE TAPE

Washi Tape - Recollections and Tim Holtz
Sentiment - Paper Trey
Other Stamp - MME (?)

Challenge #67 - Use Pleats

From an idea shown in my Clean and Simple Cards II class:

PP: Basic Grey - Wisteria
Chipboard Butterflies: Basic Grey
Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Challenge #1 - Use a page from a PHONE BOOK

Stamps: MME & American Crafts
Buttons: from my stash
Kraft Card Base: Autumn Leaves
Sentiment: ?

Challenge #61 - DIECUT a DIECUT

PP: Basic Grey - Wisteria (6x6 pad)
Dies and Dragonfly Stamp: Nestibilities
Sentiment stamp and pearls: CTMH
Border punch: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Challenge #65 - PAPER PIECE

Found this idea online somewhere - sorry can't remember where. 

Challenge #37 - Say THANK YOU in a different LANGUAGE

Bling - Recollections
Alphas - Thickers

Challenge #72 - Use Metal

Used a sketch from Clean and Simple II Class

Embossing folder - Sizzix
PP - Simple Stories
Twine - Darice
star brads - unknown

Challenge #2 - Make a Creative Handmade FLOWER

Flower: Japanese paper (unknown manufacturer)
Centres - unknown
PP - Basic Grey - Wisteria (6x6 pad)
Pearls - Prima