Crafty Christy’s Creations

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Razzelberry Christmas

I'm not going to lie...this sketch killed me!! I think it was because my goal was to do a "get well soon" card for my dad using this sketch and I just couldn't do it. I ended up making him a 3 x 3 card using this sketch (see below) but it took me FOREVER!!!!

My poor dad had surgery on his rotator cuff (am I saying that right??) so he'll be out of commission for six weeks!! Poor guy. When he's up for visitors I'm going to bring him licorice All know those black licorice tasting, multi coloured things...GROSS!! It's his fav...and I'll bring him a novel to keep him occupied for a while.

Anyway, these cards are for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I hope you like them...I slaved and slaved...*wink*
Card #1
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, Pale Plum Classic Ink Pad; VersaMark
Paper: Rich Razzelberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder; Clear Rhinestone Brads; Coluzzle; Organdy Ribbon; Sponges
Card #2
Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink Pad
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa Cardstock; Not Quite Navy DSP; Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Aqua Painter; Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain; Horizontal Slot, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle Punch

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

This is the card I made for my dad for father's day. It's hard to make masculine cards and it doesn't look as masculine as I wanted it to be but my dad loved it. I'm so glad. He does seem to love everything I do...that's my wonderful dad for you!

I loved Kerin's sketch so much that I thought I would use it for my dad's card. Click HERE to check out her challenge. I'm so glad this stamp set made it into the new catalogue, I loved it when I first saw it. It, like the set on my previous post, is perfect for all seasons.

Check out Kerin's blog for different cards using this sketch and other cute designs she posts.

As I do my posts I realize I'm not a very wordy or articulate person. This makes blogging VERY hard! I'm hoping to get better...I just got side tracked because my dog started barking. Hey, that's why I'm not so good at dog barks too much!!! ;)

Stamps: Season of Friendship; Teeny Tiny Sayings (Coming in July!!!)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad; Not Quite Navy, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Not Quite Nave, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Whisper White Cardstock; Maine Blueberry DSP
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle Punch; Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon; Paper Piercer; Mat Pack

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sweet Sweet Birthday

When the new Stampin' Up! catalogue comes out I don't normally choose to get a level three hostess set but I thought this one was too cute! It has something for every occasion - Halloween, Birthday, Christmas, Thanksgiving & Valentine's Day.

This is my take on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I love this sketch. At first I thought I would use Trendy Trees but I needed to make a birthday card for a friend and I knew the cupcakes would be perfect.

These are the new In Colours, aren't they gorgeous?? I died the Organza Ribbon with the Melon Mambo ink pad - super easy! It does take time to dry, though - super annoying! I made a mark on the card with the ribbon so I decided to sponge above the ribbon.
Stamps: The More the Merrier (level 3 hostess set coming July 1), Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink Pad; Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
Paper: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories: 3/4" Square, Large Oval, Scallop Oval Punch; Blender Pen; White Embossing Powder; Organza Ribbon; Sponges; Dazzling Diamonds; 2way Glue Pen

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Celebrate You!!

Sorry I've been away so long. Things have been a little crazy over the past couple weeks. My full time job has gotten quite busy (which is a good thing!) and I'm coming home just exhausted. I haven't crafted for weeks and I think I was getting cranky because of it! ;) It actually felt good to get in my craft room, turn on the music and craft. I made a few cards.

This is my take on the Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge. I love this sketch, I didn't think I would at first but I'm happy with the end result. I made this card for a friend to give to her nephew. The colours are perfect for a boy or a girl, that's what I love about them. I'm sad that this paper is going, it's just too cute!

It's hard to tell but I used Crystal Effects on the balloons to make them POP! And because I'm a numpty and
forgot to put brads in before I glued
everything together, I punched out circles and put Crystal Effects on them to make them look like little brads.

Hopefully you can see more with this angled picture.

Stamps: Party Hearty, Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad; Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White Cardstock; Washington Apple Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain; Crystal Effects; Coluzzle; 3/4" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, 1/4" Circle Punch