Sunday, August 14, 2011

Flowers for a friend

I have fallen in love with the stamps at Heartfelt Creations. I saw their products at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention back in June and could not get them out of my head. I've placed two orders since then!

For this card, I modified an old sketch that I had saved to my computer. I apologize for not saving the information regarding who created the sketch. I just loved it, and so I copied to my desktop. If it's your sketch, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

I colored the roses and leaves with my Prismacolor pencils, and used Stickles on the petals. The glitter stripes I made using Scor-Pal tape and glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. The card stock that I used as my base is, I think, from Wausau Papers.

On the inside of the card, I used a digi-paper from the Nitwit Collections. The quilted purple digi is part of the Fairy Tale Too collection. Using my Nesties, I cut out the two scalloped ovals so that I could write a message to the recipient.

I'm sending the card to a friend of mine who just recently had an emergency surgery to repair two strangled hernias. I hope the card can cheer her up.

I'm entering the card into the following contests:

GingerloftChallenge: Make It Sparkle
Jellypark Friends: Favorite Embellishment (glitter is now and always will be my favorite embellishment!)
Mami Doodles: Challenge #31 Flowers
The Poodle's Parlour: Round and Round the Garden
Wags 'n Whiskers: Sparkly

Thanks for stopping by. As always, I appreciate comments and suggestions!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Christmas easel card

May I present to you my second easel card! I apologize for the quality of the photos, but I was anxious to get her posted.

I used the Foxy stamp from Sugar Nellie and colored her with my Copics. I decided to use traditional Christmas colors this time around -- something about that combo of green and red makes my heart happy.

The dps came from a Paper Wishes Christmas card kit. I don't recall where I got the stickers, but you can probably tell that I didn't think through the placement of one sticker. Oh well. That's why I call my blog Crafty by Accident.

The sentiment on the inside is actually a cardstock sticker that I mounted on a couple additional pieces of cardstock. I then adhered the sentiment to the card using a dimensional adhesive.

I am entering this card into the following contest:

Christmas inspirations: Anything goes
Just some lines: Easel cards
Christmas Stampin All Year Long: All about you
Class Act Insider: Chapel Road Challenge

Sunday, July 17, 2011

For my great-aunt

I made this card for my great-aunt's 90th birthday. I made the flower using a stencil, Dreamweaver embossing paste and Pearl-Ex pigment powders. The jewels came from Michael's, and the cardstock from my stash. It is a pretty simple card to make, but you have to give the stenciled image time to dry.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas

I thought I'd try a Christmas card in some nontraditional colors this time. This little Magnolia angel -- Christmas angel -- was colored with Prismacolor pencils and a gold Sakura pen.

I got the dp at Michael's. I'm still trying to decide what embellishments to add to the card, so it's not quite done. I would appreciate some advice!

Friday, June 3, 2011

And the Cat came back ... with a Christmas card

I'm back! I'm sorry I've been gone so long -- this past semester was rough, and in the break between semesters, I've been trying to catch up on everything else. But I have completed a couple of cards, and have several others that are nearly done.

I'm pretty pleased with this card, which features Tilda with Wedding Gifts. The stamp is so versatile -- obviously I use her a lot for my Christmas cards. The design is based on a card I saw in an old magazine. I used plain card stock -- no dp this time -- and like the clean look of it. So I may try this design out again.

Tilda has been colored with Prismacolor pencils and some Sakura gel pens. The "noel" down the side comes from the American Crafts Thickers, which are by far my favorite alphabet stickers.

I hope to enter the card in some challenges, but that will probably have to wait until after work.Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Christmas card of 2011

Yes, I know it's only March, but I decided it was time to start making Christmas cards for my friends. So here it is, my first Christmas card of 2011!

The DP and the sentiment are both from The Paper Studio. I put a couple strips of Scor-Tape on the stripes (on the front of the card) and coated them with glitter from Sparkle and Sprinkle. I don't remember where I found the flower.

This angelic little Tilda (Christmas Angel) is one of my favorites. I colored her with the following Copics:

E000             E53
E00               E57
E11               G16
R20               G17
R22               G28
R24               W3

I used a gold Gelly pen from Sakura on the crown and star.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Birthday card for mom

Wow, has it really been over a month since my last post? Yikes.

I just finished my mom's birthday card and got it in the mail to her Wednesday. Her birthday was Sunday (oops). Between school and my usual trial-and-error method of card making, it took me about a month to finish it.

It's my very first easel card, so I'm pretty happy with the results. The metallic papers came from my stash. The dimensional sticker and the gemstones came from Michael's. The white paper is from Cryogen.

I've really fallen for these Popcorn the Bear stamps. They are just so cute. I colored this one (from the Thanks a Bunch stamp set) with my Copics and added some sparkle with Stickles.

I'm looking for some challenges to enter, so stay tuned.

 Update: The challenges

AiFactory Challenge Blog (Luck of the Irish)
Charisma Cardz Challenges (Easel cards)
Colour Create (Greens/Olive Green/Brown/Cream/and Black)
Meljen's Designs (Green)
Paper Play Challenges (Green)
Stampin B's Design Team (bling)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Finally made a card

Wow, it has been a long time since I finished a card! I swore to myself that I wouldn't spend my entire snow day studying, and I finally got away from the books late this evening.

The end result is a new contest entry and a couple of Valentine's Day cards for my friend's daughters.

The first card makes use of the Noble Tilda I colored a couple weeks ago. She was colored with Prismacolor pencils, but I used Sakura gelly roll pens on some of the accents. She's sitting on the Love Envelope.

I can't find the name for the Tilda on the second card, so I would appreciate any help you can give on that front. She, too, is colored with Prismacolor pencils, and I used Stickles on her wings. She also sits on the Love Envelope.

I don't remember where I found the glitter papers -- all three were buried in my paper stash. The silver and purple foil papers came from American Crafts. The hearts I cut out using the Cricut George cartridge. I bought the self-adhesive ribbons at the Scrapbuck table at the Great American Scrapbooking Convention last year (I cannot wait for this year's convention!).

I'm entering the top card in the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge blog contest and in the Stamp With Fun sketch challenge (see below). If I find any other contests, I'll let you know!

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave comments!

Other challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends ("Shapes")
Double Dutch Challenges ("Love is in the air")
Really Reasonable Ribbon ("Pink, Red and White")

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A colorful weekend

I didn't get any cards done this weekend, but I did get to color some cuties, and I'm thrilled with how they turned out. Two are from Magnolia: Tilda Goes Shopping and Noble Tilda, which is quickly becoming my favorite maggie! The third is Anya from The Greeting Farm. All three were colored with Prismacolor pencils and were stamped on Neenah Crest cardstock.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with them. I'm thinking I'll use Noble Tilda on a friend's birthday card. I'll need to do a little more work to her before she's ready.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trying new techniques

I've tried a couple new techniques (new to me, anyway) -- colored pencils and shadows -- in this birthday card for my boyfriend's middle daughter.

The shadow didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, even after I used odorless mineral spirits to blend it, but the colored pencils -- all Prismacolor, this time -- worked like a charm. I wish I had kept track of all the colors I used, but fortunately I don't have that many pencils (yet).

I've had all the papers for some time now, so I don't remember where I got them, either. One of these days I will keep track of those sorts of things, I promise! I can tell you that the stamp comes from Whiff of Joy, though.

I'm entering this creation in Wild Orchid's sketch challenge. They have several beautiful items included in the prize package. I've posted the sketch below.

I must say thanks to the wonderful people of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo! group for their advice regarding colored pencils. Extra thanks go to Linda Imler (she knows why)!

UPDATE: I'm also submitting my card to the Craft Your Days Away "Anything Goes" challenge.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A new Tilda for Valentine's

I have a Valentine in the works for my sweetie (but he doesn't know it's for him!). I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures -- I had to crop and straighten them in order to get them ready to post.

This lovely Tilda is Dancing Tilda from (I think) the Fairytale Collection. Simon Says Stamp is selling it on eBay (my apologies to the Magnolia store, but I couldn't find it there).

The pink flourish at the bottom came from a Christmas present: the Cricut Home Accents Solutions cartridge. The white cloud-like background was also cut using a Cricut cartridge.

I embossed the pink paper using a Sizzix Texturez plate. I added some Stickles to the Prima roses, and a Martha Stewart rhinestone to Tilda's crown. Whew! And that's just the front!

Inside I layered pink and white cardstock and topped it off with some pink lace.

I'm quite pleased with how the card came out, and so I'm making it my first challenge card! I'm entering it in Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Something New Plus Ribbon" Challenge.

Update: I have also decided to enter it in Paper Sundaes' Something New challenge and Creative Inspirations' Something New challenge. You can't win if you don't compete, right?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Really Reasonable Ribbon has blog candy

I posted this in the sidebar, but I'm having a little trouble with the link. So here it is again: Really Reasonable Ribbon has blog candy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its blog. You can find out more here.