Sunday, September 26, 2010

PKS Sketch Challenge #37

The challenge over at is to follow this sketch and to use Kraft cardstock.
My card is 5 x 5 and I used the candy corn from the PK Halloween Sweet Folks stamp set. I stamped it on white cs, coloured it, cut it out and covered it with glossy accents.
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Only Orange, white (SU), Halloween stack ( K & Company)
Ink: Tuxedo black(Memento), White gel pen, Black pen (Marvy)
Punches: Spider web border punch (MS)
Stamps: Halloween Sweet Folks (PK), Recollection
Cricut Cartridge: Mini Mongrams
Embelishments: Ribbon (Celebrate It), Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge -Challenge 98

Post number 2 for today and another challenge. Emma over at has her weekly Throwback Thursday Challenge. I love Emma's challenges and have participated in every Throwback challenge. This week the challenge is to make an "old school" card, no machines. I love my stamps and use them along with my cricut usually. The stamp set that I used today is one that I love but have not used until now. The sentiment is perfect, "The best things in life are made not bought".

Paper: cardstock (Recollections), All Dressed Up Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Assorted Stampin Write Markers and Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Embellishments: Buttons (Joanne's)
Stamps: Totally Tess (SU)

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Robyn over at is celebrating 5 million hits. WOW! She has posted a challenge to make a card with a bird . Well with my card has a bird (a turkey) but is a cooked bird. That counts right? I'm thinking with my evil gnome and now my cooked bird people are going to think I have a warped sense of humour. Well maybe a little bit. I love how this card turned out. I love the colours together.
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel (SU) and DSP (not sure of the name but it is retired SU)
Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU) White gelly roll pen
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Stamps: Wedding Sweet (SU)
Punches: Modern Label, Scalloped Border Punch (SU)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Pink Stamper "Anything Goes" Challenge

Robyn over at has a challenge going on today and "Anything Goes". Well I just got the PK Make a Monster face assortment and wanted to use it and I just got the Freshly Picked cartridge. Now this is certainly not a Halloween cartridge but I thought the garden gnome would look pretty evil with a monster face. I didn't have a Halloween sentment so I wrote my own. I used the October 31st cart for the tombstone and PDDU for the grave.

Paper: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip (SU), Spooktacular Stack (K & Company)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black pen (Marvy), White gelly roll
Punches: Word Window, Modern Label (SU)
Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge Episode #93

Emma over at is back today with her Throwback Thursday Challenge. I love doing Emma's challenges. Emma is so creative and inspirational. This week the challenge is any older cartridge of your choice. I have wanted to make a card with the running shoe cut from My Community. I cut it first at 4" and it was huge so I cut it at 2". My daughter has just started selling SU and got the Top Note die so I had to use it. I also used my Spellbinders for the first time for the oval and the Crop-O-Dile.

Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Whisper White (SU), The Glitter Mat Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pirouette Pink (SU)
Stamps: Whimsical Words (SU) Embellishments: Stickles Xmas Red, Green ribbon (Michaels), Eyelets
Tools: Heart punch (EK Sucess), Top Note Die (SU) Crop-O-Dile, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities, Sponge Dauber, Cricut and Cuttlebug

Monday, September 6, 2010


I just came across a challenge over at that I thought I would try. Fifteen minutes later this is what I had. As soon as I saw the challenge was clean and simple and using pearls I knew I was going to use this cut from Home Accents. I love this cut, I think I am going to cut it sometime in brown vinyl with the Welcome that it shows on the cart to put in a picture frame.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Stamps: Well Scripted (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Embellishments: Soft Suede Ribbon (SU), Pearls (Queen & Co from AC Moore)

October 31st

These cuts are from my new cartridge October 31st. I cut the "BEWARE" at 1 1/4" and the tree at 3", I don't think I could have cut it any smaller. As it is it was difficult to cut, I don't know if it is my settings, my cricut or what but it rips or doesn't cut and I slowed the speed down. It is also a relatively new blade.
I sponged the white 5 1\4" X 4" with Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant. I free hand cut the moon and sponged it with Chocolate Chip.
The 2" strip of silver cs along the bottom was punched with the Drippy Goo punch and at a quick glance looks like a cemetery.
The pumpkin inside was cut at 3" and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
The card base is Elegant Eggplant cs and all supplies are SU.