Monday, November 28, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Anything But A Card

I love the Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers - Anything But A Card.
I chose to do a candle.  Stamping on candles is just too much fun and quite addictive.

I used Ornamental Pine by Stampin Up and kept the design very simple.

All it takes is a candle, tissue paper and wax paper to create a fun candle.
There are several tutorials on You Tube.  Basically, you stamp your design on the tissue paper, color if necessary, cut around the design, place it on the candle, wrap with wax paper and use a heat gun and melt the design to the candle.  It takes a little practice to use the right amount of heat, but what the heck, just go for it.  They make great gifts and are so pretty.

Have a happy week!
:) Pam

Monday, November 14, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Embossing

Happy Monday!  The Challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is embossing.  It can be wet or dry.
I happen to love embossing.  It just adds so much pretty to any card.

For this challenge I used a Snowflake embossing folder by Darice.

I embossed white cardstock then added color with 3 different colors of Distress Ink pads.
The tree is from Stampin Up, Lovely as a Tree.  I added Wink of Stella to the tree and a little bow at the top.  A few sequins, a nice sentiment by Just Rite Designs and this card is finished.

This card will be donated to the Caring Hearts Card Drive as well as the one below.  I was hoping to make 50 cards this year, but I will be happy to get to 25.  I am just not a fast card maker. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Have a great week!  Hope you will take part in our challenge.
:) Pam

Monday, October 31, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Explosion of Color Challenge

This weeks challenge is Explosion of Color.  Lots of color, if you please.

This little mermaid is by Conie Fong and is colored with copics.  I also used copics for the background.  The seashells were hand picked at the beach by my granddaughter and me.  This card was for her 12th birthday.

Please come join our challenge.  We would love to have you!
Have a wonderful week.
:) Pam

Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Hello and happy Monday!  Our Challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Things That Go Bump In The Night!  Well, I am somewhat of a chicken and if anything is going to go bump in the night, I am hoping that it is cute and friendly.  So that is what I went with for this Challenge.

This treat bag was made with a Lawn Fawn Die.  I have used this die many times.  It is so much fun to decorate these cute bags.  I colored this image from 2 Cute Ink and the background with copic markers.  The pumpkin is a Martha Stewart Punch.  The letter dies are also from Lawn Fawn.  Pinking Shears added some interest to the bottom layer.  A couple of sequins for fun and all done.

I hope you will join us for this fun challenge.  We have a wonderful sponsor this time. 

I am looking forward to all your creative designs.
Have a fantastic week!
:) Pam

Monday, October 3, 2016

Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge - Birthdays

A fun and simple challenge this time at Crafty Cardmaker's - Birthdays.  We all have them and they are so nice to celebrate.  I am the host for this fun challenge. I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful designs.

I chose to use a CAS card design.  I made this card for my sister, Janice's October birthday.

The image is from Mo Manning and is called Baby Fairy with Ladybug.  I added a little shirt with ruffles and colored her and the background with copics.  Since all fairies need a little sparkle, I used Stardust Stickles for her wings and beneath her.

I hope that you will join our challenge this time.
Have a fantastic week!
:) Pam

Monday, September 19, 2016

Autumn Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

I am so ready for Fall.  The heat and humidity in NC has been going on way too long.  I am looking forward to cooler days and hiking in the woods.  Bring on the cooler weather!  If we can't have that, at least we can have some fun with our newest Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn.  This could be Autumn colors or an Autumn theme such as Harvest or falling leaves.  I am anxious to see your beautiful creations!

This lovely image is Fall Angel by Mayumi Ogihara.  I colored her with copics following along with the artist's rendition.  I am fairly pleased how she turned out.  I used a die to emboss the front of the card.  The banner and leaves were in my crafty junk drawer.  You know the place - elements and things that were not used on other projects.  I am afraid I have quite a bit in it!

Welcome Fall!  Come and play with us this Challenge!

Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Monday, September 5, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Layer it Up Challenge

This week at Crafty Cardmakers we would like to see lots and lots of layers.

I used my circle dies and cut out several circles and layered them around the card.  The little frog and the sentiment are from Jane's Doodles. He was colored with copics and googly eyes were added for a bit of fun.   I hope this card will bring joy to a little one on their birthday.  It will be donated to the "Birthday Card Project".  I think it is quite cheery, with all the bright colors.  Not necessarily my style, but that's what challenges are all about, the chance to step out and try something new.  Come join us!

Here's to a beautiful and happy week. 
:) Pam