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Monday, 29 October 2012

One Sketch, Two Totally Different Cards

More cards needed for some co-workers, so I turned to Mojo Monday for a sketch inspiration.  These were super quick to put together! This is Mojo Monday Sketch 265.

I think this paper (CTMH La Belle en Vie) is becoming my new go to paper for "girlie" cards that aren't too girlie!  The dots around the edge of the purple square were done by using the stitching guide on the awesome CTMH ruler to poke evenly spaced holes in the paper, then I used the backside as the front and just took a piece of sandpaper to it to highlight the holes.  The flowers leaves and butterfly were all cut from the new CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Of course, the piece of frayed burlap ribbon is a must on all my cards now it seems ;-)

Here is the second card, a plain and simple card using a retired paper pack from CTMH.  Perfect for a guy!

Happy creating!!!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Christmas Card Workshop Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek at one of the cards that we will be doing at my Christmas Card workshop.  I actually love this card and can't wait to show you this cool technique!

I have a couple of spots left and when full will set up a second workshop, so let me know if you are interested! Check out my full workshop list here .

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Heart 2 Heart Challenges - Something Halloween

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create something for Halloween and/or involving pumpkins.  I don't know why, but I had a very hard time with this one.  With my kids being older now and no longer doing the Trick or Treat thing, I don't have Halloween costume pictures to scrap every year, and also don't have the pumpkin picking and carving pictures to scrap either!

I ended up trying out a new technique with a suspended element in the window of a card, and I actually really like how it turned out!  I'm going to have to incorporate this idea in some Christmas cards I think!

Here's my spidy card.

It's a pretty clean and simple card, but I like the effect.  I think next time I would use either beige or black thread to string up spidy, the white is a little too visable.  Hmmm....I think I'm going to have to dig, I think I have some clear thread somewhere that I should try!

The paper is last year's Halloween paper pack.  The spider and the word Halloween are both cut from the Artiste cartridge.

Head on over to Heart 2 Heart Challenges to show us your Halloween creations!

Thanks for looking!!!