Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Crafters of Faith October Challenge

Hello everyone!!!. End of the month again and the Crafters of Faith have another great challenge to share. This month our hostess was Sharon and she challenged our group with this:

Sharon's favourite season is Autumn..."In Southern Ontario it is quickly making its appearance and where I'm fro the colour of the changing leaves can be quite spectacular. It's so inspiring... I just love it! Autumn also includes my most favourite holiday celebration... Thanksgiving!. It's hard not to love a holiday that calls on us to give thanks for our blessings. I realize not everyone around the world celebrates this holiday and our friends in the U.S. don't celebrate until November, so for this challenge you can choose to make either a card for Thanksgiving or a thank you card for someone who has been a blessing to you. Please use at least 2 designer papers and 1 embellishment, and most importantly, have fun!

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Really Rust from SU
Designer Paper: it is an old DP from SU and I can't remember the name (this are my old scrap that I'm using for the Use it Tuesday challenge...also the orange in the pumpkins).
Stamps: Maybelle R.O. (Whimsy and Stars Studio). Pilgrim digi.
Accessories: Scallop square Spellbinder, Leaves punch and branch punch from Martha Stewart, Pearls from the dollar store, Paper Piercing tool kit from SU, Copic markers and the flower dies from MFT.

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Earthquake Alert?

Hello everyone!!!. Well... I know... the title of my post today is not my favourite one at all. This past weekend British Columbia experienced two earthquakes. We have been expecting a big one for ages, it may come or not but we are always aware that it can happen. Well my son's school has this routine every year: parents have to write a letter of comfort for our kids in case of emergency. We have to prepare a Ziplog bag with the letter, an underwear change, socks, a little toy and a family picture.  I cry so much every time I have to do this. Well... this year and after two 7.7 earthquakes this past weekend I decided to keep him home today and make a card for him to take tomorrow to school. 

I know... I have two more kids but they are older and understand more the situation. My oldest son was at a Youth Service in our church on Saturday when the first one shook B.C. He said he didn't feel it but he saw the lamps of the church moving from side to side. I asked him if he was scared and he said "NO"... "it is not that the whole church was moving... then I would have been scared"... but for my seven years old the story is completely different, plus he is "TERRIFY" of natural disasters. He cannot see the news reporting about one that immediately asks... "is that in Canada???". 

All my prayers for everyone in the East and West coast of North America this days!!!.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White and  Not Quite Navy from SU
Designer paper: Breeze from My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Little Loves from Some Odd Girl and I love you sentiment from Frosty and Fabulous snowman from MFT
Accessories: Oval Stax die from MFT, Vanilla hodgehardware, Paper piercing tool kit, button, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder and Star punch from SU, Twine from the dollar store and Copic Markers. 

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Whimsie Doodle challenge using the Desconstructed Sketch

Hello everyone!!!. I'm glad I had some time to play at Whimsie Doodle's challenges. I love their images and there is a chance you can be the Guest Designer for December and win some images as well. I used this lovely boy and the theme was "FALL". I also used the Desconstructed sketch for my card.

Here is my card. I flipped the sketch though:

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and River Rock all from SU.
Designer Paper: Generations from Simple Stories
Stamps: Leaf me from Whimsie Doodles
Accessories: Fishtail die, Trio flower die and Oval Stax die from MFT, buttons from Michael's, Twine from SU, Copic Markers, Sewing machine and the Paper Piercing tool kit from SU.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

MFT past challenge.

Hello everyone!!!. I made this card for a little girl at my Tae Kwon Do academy. She is a very social and outgoing girl, I totally see myself when I was little. Her birthday is next week and I wanted to make her this card. I used MFT sketch challenge #91 at Splitcoasstamper. 

For this card I used:

Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White from SU
Designer Paper: Modern Homemaker from October Afternoon
Stamps: Karate girl from MFT
Accessories: Oval stax die, Fishtail die and Monarch border die from MFT, Pearls from Recollections and Copic Markers

Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Crafty Gals October Challenge

Hello everyone!!!. Another monthly challenge for the "Crafty Gals". This month our hostess was our sweet Athina and she challenged us like this:

Think Outside the Box!

I challenge you to make a project with no squares or rectangles (not even the base of a card or scrapbook layout). Since we have already stepped outside the box, lets take another step. Try a technique that you have not tried before. It is always fun to learn something new and expand our creativity. Have fun with it! I can't wait to see what you create!

I have to say that it was a real challenge for me. I tried for the first time distress inks. I tried so many times and here the result:

Maybe it is just me but my distress background don't look like the nice projects I see on line. Well I really like Athina's projects so she would be a real judge for me this time.

For this card I used:

Cardstock: River Rock and Whisper White from SU
Stamp: Being cute is what I do from MFT and French Script Background from SU
Accessories: Copic Markers, Circle and Scallop Circle Spellbinders. Courderoy buttons from SU, the brown one from Michael's and the flower from the dollar store. And of course Tim Holtz distress ink pads: Peeled paint, Broken China and Antique Linen

Thanks for looking!!!