Thursday, November 25, 2010

This week's For Fun Challenge

Well, if you've been here to check out my entry for this week's challenge already you will have noticed that it wasn't here. That's because I was "challenged" with scheduling my post! I had the date for December...eek! I usually check but with Turkey Day coming I just go busy but anyway.....the challenge is an open one. Create anything you like. Make whatever makes your skirt fly up...that's it! My creation was for a Christmas cookie exchange. We had to bring the recipe along with our cookies so I thought I would jazz it up a little. Not too much but just something fun. It's pretty self explanatory so since I'm so late with this post....I'll just leave it at that. Make sure you hop on over to For Fun Challenges to check out the other creations. Have a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


This week's challenge over at For Fun is to create a card illustrating thanks. I chose to make a card with a big beautiful acorn that I embossed using Archiver's shimmer paper. I adore that paper, don't you? The sentiment is computer generated and the DP is a scrap from my stash. I cut the acorn on my Cricut using an SVG file that I found on the internet. I'm really having fun with my new Make The Cut really should check it out. This card was really pretty simple and I like it a lot...hope you do too! Make sure you stop by For Fun Challenges and check out the other creations the ladies came up with. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Embossing, Glitter,Ink and Shimmer Mist....oh my!

This week's challenge over at For Fun is to create a card using the dry embossing method. I used one of the fabulous folders from Cuttlebug as my background, some kraft paper from SU and went from there. I cut out a snowflake on my Cricut using the amazing "Make the Cut" software and a free SVG file that I found out there in the world wid web somewhere and then inked it using Van Dyke Brown from the The Vick Bartock Collection line of inks ( I think they are no longer available...sorry). I spritzed it with some Autum Leaves Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. I sponged up the background with some SU Close to Cocoa and Blue Brocade and added another spritz of gold Shimmer Mist. I added a punched snowflake from MS and sprinkled some blue glitter on it for that added magical snowflake sparkle. The sentiment is computer generated and attached using some copper brads. There ya have it! A REALLY different kind of holiday card for me but I like it a lot. Wish you could see the shimmer mist in the light...pretty! Make sure you check out For Fun Challenges to see what the other ladies came up with and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's Wednesday!! did that happen? It's Wednesday already? This week's Challenge at For Fun  is sponsored by Daisy's Digi Doodles and the objective is to create a card with metal on it. You know...brads, frames, clips, etc. My card showcases one of the adorable images from Daisy's Digi Doodles called Rainy Day Freddy. It's just adorable. The DP is from The Paper Loft called Morning Rain. I love it. It's so soft and somewhat rustic. I printed the bear out on some velvet paper that I've had in my stash for a's tough to see but it really adds some interesting texture. I did cover the rain coat and boots with some Crystal Effects just to get that shine. Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!!