Friday, July 31, 2015

Silent House

Today's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to make a woven centre to the card.   I couldn't make myself cover all the pretty paper so I used it to make this New Home card instead.  The base is craft and I used a bunch of scrap bits left in my file.  Yes, I keep little scraps but as you can see, I use them too.  The chipboard was donated to me years ago.  The sentiment is from the Primitive Farm set.  I don't use it often but I do love the mute

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Trip to Pirates' Cove

I had fun getting inky this week.  MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to doodle a frame.  I struggle with doodling.  I like everything to be "just so".  That's when I came up with the pirate treasure idea.  At least then, my doodling would look purposeful.  I started with white card stock and inked the whole thing with TH's Frayed Burlap.  I then added a large circle of Vintage Photo around the edges to make a frame and distressed the edges with Walnut Stain.  The image and sentiment is from MFP's Pirates sets.  I drew the X and the "map" frame using my Real Red marker.  This card works for my family since we are all very into geocaching, a treasure hunting type of game.

Challenges This Card Meets:
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude -  Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple
Stamping Royalty - Keep It Simple
CASology - Line

Friday, July 17, 2015

Toes in the Water...

This week's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to make a beach scene.  Eeek!  I don't have any beachie images.  I cheated and used my Umbrellas and Fans sets and stamped in Pear Pizzazz.  I then masked it and made my torn edges for the top and bottom.  I inked the top bit in Island Indigo at the top and then used TH's Tumbled glass to bring down the colour a little more than half way.  I added the Frayed Burlap to the bottom.  I then added a strip of paper and added another line of Island Indigo.  It turned out better than I'd hoped, although I think I would do a brighter umbrella next time. The sentiment is from Hello Trucks.

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Little Green Frog

I love shaker cards.  I've done a few recently as part of my using my stash.  When I saw today's challenge, I knew I'd make another one.  MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to stamp an image on coloured card stock and emboss it in white then highlight it with the same colour as the card stock.  I cheated a bit and added some brown and red too.  Isn't this the perfect image for the challenge?  It's Tree Frogs from MFP Stamp Shop.  I added a frame, the stitching is from the Waltzing Mouse die.  I then used some plastic from a berry box for the acetate and green gems from Recollections.  I may add a sentiment later but I love being able to see the beads right now.  What do you think?  Too plain?

Challenges This Card Meets:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends - Shaker Card with an Animal or Person
Fab N Funky - Inspired by a Song (The Little Green Frog)
The Male Room - Song Title (The Little Green Frog)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Victorian Garden

Today's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a cut away embossed card.  You can find the tutorial here.

While I really like how my card turned out, I'm still a little miffed.  I had carefully planned out a Christmas card last night.  The paper, embossing folders, sentiments were all picked out.  I was just too tired to put it together.  Unfortunately, the kiddies got up before me and my supplies were not quite where I'd left them.  I cleaned my entire living room and dining room (think LARGE table full of stuff!)  DH is happy but I still haven't found the Christmas embossing folders.  Really, where could they be?  By that point, I was on a cleaning fix and went through the entire lower level of the house.  I mopped behind furniture for goodness sakes.  I vacuumed under the couch cushions.  NADA.

Okay, enough rant.  This card was an awesome use of stash.  The DP is unknown.  My aunt found it as a freebie at her craft guild meeting and brought it home for me.  The base and green layer were both scraps as well as the white borders.  The prisms I've had for years and the rhinestones were my attempt at using up all the miscellaneous stones that had been pulled off recycled cards and therefore had no matches.  YEAH!  The sentiment is from MFP's Roses set.

Challenges This Card Meets:
Alphabet Challenge - J is for Jewels
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Designs - Shabby Chic
Simply Papercrafts for All Occasions - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fox on the Run

I'm short little boy cards.  I'm always short little boy cards.  I am quite excited about the party animals  set for this reason.  The challenge this week on Speedy Fox and Friends is to mask some stripes and sponge some colour.  I chose to create a gingham pattern.  The blue and yellow didn't blend as well as I'd hoped but I like the overall effect.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Falling For You

Hurray for me!  Reports are in.  Father's Day gifts were made, wrapped and cards made.  I'm in the last week of school - and I'm already starting to plan the fall.  It's an illness.  I love my job.

This week's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a card with kraft paper and to use white embossing paper.  I love this combo and was really drawn to a fall look.  The acorns are from MFP's Calendar set.  I know, you see this set a lot here.  The sentiment is from MFP's Fall Apples.  I used just a little Chocolate Chip brown for contrast.

I hope everyone enjoys their Father's Day and for those of you in Canada, National Aboriginal's Day tomorrow.