Friday, August 21, 2015

Gasp! You're How Old?

Today's challenge at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends is to make a card with a candle or to decorate a candle.  This is my second attempt.  I tried to make a candle holder but learned that you need to remove masks while the paint is still wet.  Oops.

I enjoyed making this one.  I always love making shaker cards.  This one has an aperture window in it to see the sentiment that's on the inside.  I used the Birthday Mini set.  It says, "Gasp! You're how old?"  I then used Happy Birthday underneath.  The window was made with a piece of a photo protector sleeve and some birthday Minion confetti.  I'm addicted to the confetti at the dollar store near my mother's place.  Look for some Minion cards later!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Be True to Your School

I have 3 weeks left before school starts but I'm already planning.  All the school supplies are purchased for my students and my own kids.  When this week's challenge on MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends came up to use a border punch on both sides, I was still thinking about school so I pulled out this notebook border I got years ago and never used.  I used Fall Apples for the image and the sentiment is from the Pussy Willows set.  I use that one a lot for my Welcome back cards.  I think I have enough to mail each of my new students a personal card this year.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Patio Lanterns

You know you're Canadian when the first thought that pops through your mind upon seeing a card like this is the song "Patio Lanterns" by Kim Mitchell.  I don't even like the song but that's where the mind went.

Don't you just love the little lanterns.  DH bought me these mini dies for my birthday.  I love how they turned out.  They are perfect for this week's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge to use baker's twine.  I used the sentiment from MFP's Animal Birthday's set.  This week's card was inspired by the layout on Happy Little Stampers. I just love the little bunting layout.  I keep meaning to make some for birthdays but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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)