Fun Challenges

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunset Background Card

Hello fellow crafters:) I just finished my card for this weeks Peachy Keen Challenge "Create a card using your own background."

For this challenge I knew that I wanted to create a sunset background and I wanted to use my new "Faceless Corn" set from Peachy Keen. So I got an ivory blank sheet of card stock, and my Tim Holtz Distress inks and went to work:)
An attempt to a close up on the background 
As I was looking through my stamps I saw My Creative Time "Hello Spring with Layering Egg Dies" and pictured the two little bunnies sharing a sunset. Unfortunately one of my bunnies didn't ink right, oh wells. I really liked how my card turned out, and had a lot of fun creating the background.

I also tried paper piecing for the first time with the cute little corns. I can't wait to get more stamps to try this technique out again:) 

I will be entering my card in the following challenges: 
Peachy Keen: Challenge #15 Create a card with your own background. 
Paper Playtime: Challenge #73 Anything Goes and Blog Hop. 
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes. 
Lollipop Crafts: Challenge #78 Anything Goes.

Supplies used for card: 

Peachy Keen's "PK-292 Faceless Corn" 
My Creative Time "Hello Spring with Layering Egg Dies" 
Tim Holtz Disstress inks: Pumice Stone, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Milled Lavender, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, & Dusty Concord. 

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment, I love reading them:) If you have time stop by the blogs I mentioned above, and play along:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspired by the colors

Hello fellow crafters:) Today I made a Birthday card to enter into Peachy Keen's Challenge #14 Color Inspiration and into Bitten by the Bug 2 Balloons and Birthday Card Challenge. 

When I saw the photo inspiration of this weeks challenge I thought about making a mini album of my friends son. The colors just seemed perfect for a boy theme project, but because of time, I wasn't able to make the mini and instead made this cute card:)

    Supplies for the card:
Cricut Cartridges: Basic Cakes, & B is for Boy

Peachy Keen Stamps: PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment & the new stamp set PK112 Cherub Face  Assortment

My Creative Time: Gift Card Sentiments stamp set, Anyday Bingo & Crossword stamp set, and the Stitched Oval Die

A slight close up 
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment, I love reading them:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Baby Shower Layout

Hello everyone, quick post today. I made a layout to fit a couple of challenges.

Peachy Keen : Challenge 13, Anything goes
Simply Crafts: Use the umbrella cut from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge
EAD Designs: April Color Challenge
Stuck on u sketches: Original Sketch by Debbie Burns
Fantabulous Cricut : Challenge me Monday #107
and I think there was another challenge I wanted to enter this project in, but the name doesn't come to me right now, so I'll come back and add it later on:)

Supplies used: 
PK-293 The Cornies Face Assortment 
PK-650 Just Baby Assortment Package 
PK- 754 Critter Faces SET A Medium 
PK-486 In Stitches Face Assortment 
Cricut Cartridges: Paisely, New Arrival, Gypsy Wonderings, Baby Steps. 

Thank you for stoping by and leaving me a comment.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's!
Monica L.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Octopus Birthday Card

Hello everyone:) This weeks Peachy Keen challenge is to create a card or a layout following the sketch provided.
I decided to make a birthday card for this challenge, here's what I came up with. 
I used one of those white blank cards that you can get at Michaels or Joann's in packs of 25 or 50 and cut it in half, right at the scored line. I had envisioned using half of the card as a base and then using My Creative Time "Embossed Gift Card Holder" Die on top of it to add a gift card slot to the card. 


I love how the card turned out, it came out just how I had envisioned it. Yay, I love when that happens! I think that I will be making more cards like this one. Its really simple to make, and it's alway good to have back up birthday cards with room for a gift card;).

How cute is he? :)
The cute litte Octopus is from my all time favorite, "Create a Critter Cartridge." The adorable face stamp is Peachy Keen's "PK-441 Cute & Cuddly 1-8th inch faces. (I won this stamp set at Simply Crafts Challenge Blog, and I have been wanting to use them for awhile:) The Birthday sentiment is from My Creative Time "Gift Card Sentiment"set. 

I couldn't resist putting an Action Wobble on the cute little Octopus:)lol. 

I will be entering my card at: 
Peachy Keen Stamps: Challenge 12 Sketch
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge me Monday #106 "Use at least one button & bow"

Thanks for stopping by, and leaving me a comment. 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hug's! 
Monica L.