Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cafe Mojo Fruity Chai Challenge for 2-23

This is my project for yesterday's Cafe Mojo Fruity Chai Challenge. The colors for this challenge are pink and orange, and I was fortunate enough to have some really pretty paper in these colors to make this card! I also had this beautiful textured flower given to me by a friend (thanks Jordi!) and I think it really finishes off this card. The background is the patterned paper cut into squares then matted onto textured cardstock. I used the large Baroque Motify from Stampin' Up! which I then heat embossed in metallic gold. The image is double matted. I used an SVG cutting file from myscrapchick to make the scalloped square for the bottom mat.

The inside is finished with the same patterned paper. Again, I used a stamp from the Baroque Motif set, heat embossed in gold metallic and punched using the scallop punch from Stampin' Up! The same image is used on the front of the box envelope.

I used a coordinating patterned paper to line the inside of the box envelope and attached a velcro dot as a closure.

I hope you like this pretty card! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2009

'Bout time...

Been a while since I posted a new project. I was hit this week with a yucky cold bug that kept me in a sneezing fit. I'm hoping I'm at the tail end of this thing now. Fortunately, I was still able to get a project or two made during that time, including one for a future challenge that I will show you later. I will share the ones that can at this time.
This first one is for the Mojo Mocha Friday challenge on Cafe Mojo Challenges. We were to use either ribbon or lace and for this one I chose ribbon. The image is one of the many vintage images that I have. I really love vintage! I paper toled the bird and flowers and added glitter to the top layer. The edges have been distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
On the inside I've added brads and corner embellishments and a pretty gold embossed stamped image, which is from Stampin' Up! I added the same image to the coordinating envelope.

My next card uses a darling chicken paper piecing from the myscrapchick Farm Friends collection. She has been chalked and popped on dimensionals. The scalloped circles are svg files from myscrapchick that I cut using my Cricut.

I have to warn you that the inside sentiment is incredibly corny! A very bad pun indeed! But I think it's still a cute card nonetheless :)

So there are my creations for the week. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend!



Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cafe Mojo Challenges

I recently became a design team member for Cafe Mojo Challenges on Paper Craft Planet, so I have two projects to show you that I made for the most recent challenges. The first was the papercraft your man challenge and I chose to make a layout using a photo of my 19 month old grandson.

I hand drew and cut the little trees, the swirls and the tear drop shapes. I added some doodling to the swirls and tear drops, and also around a couple of the circles. The quote is from the children's book Guess How Much I Love You. I did some distressing around the edges using my distressing tool and some Tim Holtz distressing ink.

The second is a card I made for a color challenge using pink and green. I apologize for the quality of the picture. It was taken at night so the light is horrible! I hope to soon make myself a light box so hopefully my pictures will turn out better.

I chose to go shabby chic on this one. I used gold embossing powder and my heat gun to add some pretty sheen to it. The flowers are little pink sheer ribbon flowers that I found ready made. I distressed the edges lightly with the Tim Holtz distressing ink. The sentiment in the center, which doesn't show very clearly, says "Cherish". I love the look of this one.
Hope everyone is having a great day! It's a bit cloudy here, but the temperatures have been lovely! Today should be around 70 degrees. I'm sure winter will remind us it's still not spring, but for the time being I'll just enjoy these warm days!
Y'all have a good one and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs ~ Cindy