Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Needle Felted Penguins

Hi everyone,

Happy October.  Fall is upon us now and that means a change in weather and of course pumpkin spice lattes (yum yum).  Anyways, I just wanted to pop by to introduce a few of my new needle felted projects.  I hope you enjoy and if you have time please pop by my Etsy shop (here)

I've always wanted to make a little penguin holding a banner.  After many tries, it finally has worked! 

This little penguin holding the star is by far my favorite! I just love the color combinations.  I think I'll have to keep him for myself ;p

Christmas is right around the corner and this little penguin makes me want to set up my Christmas tree extra early. 

Take care,

Monday, September 22, 2014

ric#68 - Manolo Blahnik

Hello and Happy Monday,

It's a start to a new week and that means a new week of crafting.  The leaves are changing colors and the weather is becoming chilly again.  That means autumn is coming.  Bye-bye summer.  Lucky for me this Runway Inspired Challenge reminds me of the hot sun and the warm weather.  Check out the challenge here (Runway Inspired Challenge)

This is the card that I created based on this lovely high heeled shoe.
The overall card base and patterned paper are cork/beige colors to mimic the base color of the shoe.  I   stamped blocks of colors from the shoe and then die cut "hello" using the die from Lawn Fawn.  Next I decided to stamp triangular borders along the tag to add more of the triangular design.  I finished off the card by tying a coral/orange lace ribbon.  

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day,

Monday, August 25, 2014

ric#66 - Sportmax

Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I've posted, but I'm finally back into card making mode again.  August marks a number of birthdays, weddings and anniversaries and that means one thing - card making! I couldn't resist making a card based on this week's Runway Inspired Challenge (check them out by using this link).  I just love the simple, yet pretty inspiration outfit.

Here's my interpretation of the dress.  I stamped 3 doodle flowers on white cardstock using colors similar to the roses.  Then I cut the card stock into two separate panels to allow for the beautiful navy blue card base to show through.  I added a glitter gold button to finish off the card.

Enjoy and have a great Monday!


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

ric#59 - J. Mendel

Hi everyone,

I'm here with a card that was inspired by this week's Runway Inspired Challenge.  Here's the bold outfit by J. Mendel. 

My card was inspired by the beautiful yellowy-green color and bold black lines.  I decided to go with an abstract pattern using some of the colors from the outfit.  With my Simon Says Stamp "Lots of Dots", I stamped the pattern you see on the card.  I added different black details on the pattern as well.  I used a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Thinking of you" set.   Who doesn't love a thinking of you card =)?


Thursday, May 8, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #75

Hi everyone,

I'm here again with another entry for the new CAS(E) sketch.  Originally I was working on some new tag designs for my Etsy shop, but somehow I ended up making a card for this sketch. 

Here's this week's lovely sketch. 
 I just love the sweet little banner.

Here's my take on the sketch:

I just love butterflies and pastel colors so I paired some light green die cut butterflies (Clearly Besotted) with a pale blue circle.  I decided to emboss the circle with some Swiss dots and then add some gold Delicata ink over the raised bumps.  I think it adds a little bit of sweetness to it.  Lastly I used my new washi tape from Freckled Fawn to add the banner.  I had gotten a few grab bags from Freckled Fawn and the selection was wonderful.  Definitely check it out if you need extra washi tape.  Who doesn't love washi tape??

Until next time.  Cheers,

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #74

Hi everyone,

How's it going? I'm here again for a card challenge post.  It's been awhile since I've participated in one of these so I'm glad to be back.  I was actually inspired to partake in a challenge after reading my good friend's sister's blog.  Her burst of energy and card designs really inspired me to card make today.  Check out both of their blogs for some more card goodness: Paper and Flair and Silly Things.

Here's the sketch for this week.

Here's my take on the sketch.  Most of the pieces you see in this card are scraps I've collected from my Studio Calico kits.  They are the little advertisement cards that come with each kit.  They are so pretty and well designed that I never throw them away.  Using the scraps I die cut a spiral note page using my Papertrey Ink die.  I also used a left over hello paper piece (Lawn Fawn).  I used some post it tape to mask out the wavy piece and stamped some stars using my gold Delicata ink.

I'll leave you with a little picture of our little furry friend guard dog. 
Cheers, Janet

Thursday, May 1, 2014

You're the Cat's Meow: needle felted cats!

Hello again,

I'm back with some new needle felted friends.  This time we have some cats.  I've always wanted to make cats because I have so many people in my life who just adore them.  Today I have 2 new cats to introduce to you.  Please welcome, Tabitha the little brown cat, and Greyson with his fancy gold bow.  For these furry friends, I opted to use black beady eyes.  I hope to create more of these little guys in the future.   Any requests? I'd love to hear from you.


Tabitha the brown cat
Greyson the heather grey cat

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Needle Felted Penguins

Hi everyone,

Me again with a needle felting post.  Today I created 2 new penguins... meet Ronald and Robert!  Ronald is a beautiful sky blue, while Robert is a handsome heather grey.  I've been trying hard to come up with new needle felted creatures, so stay tuned for more new designs.  Check these little guys in the shop from the link to your left. 


Monday, April 28, 2014

Handmade Gift Tags

 Hi everyone,

Just popping by with some gift tags that I've recently created using my Clearly Besotted "Elegant Butterflies" stamp set as well as my Mama Elephant "Hello" stamp set.  I just love how they turned out.  I used some scratch patterned paper and die cut many circles.  I added some washi tape to help anchor the little black speech bubbles that I had cut out.  I adhered them with foam tape to help add some dimension.  I just love how fun and colorful they turned out.  I finished the tags off by adding a little butterfly that I die cut with my Clearly Besotted stamp set.  I love how the paper butterfly adds a nice little embellishment to the tag. 

 Guess what? Starting now, you'll get one of these free tags with every needle felted friend purchased from my Etsy sho! What a perfect gift for a loved one. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grey Needle Felted Teddy Bears

Hi everyone,

Just stopping by with a needle felting post.  Wow, it feels like ages since I've posted something here.  We've been busy pet sitting for a friend, but here's a little sneak peek at all the crafting I've been doing so far.

Until next time! Janet

Friday, March 21, 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge #9 - Entry 2

Hi everyone,

Another card for the Clearly Besotted Challenge! Did I mention how much I love butterflies?

Anyways, here's some more butterfly love for my next card.

Using the Elegant Butterflies set, I stamped the butterfly image using Versafine Oynx black onto the orange cardstock.  I loved how it turned out... just like a Monarch butterfly. I added some Ranger Diamond Stickles for some bling.  I really like how it turned out.

 Cheers and keep on crafting!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Clearly Besotted Challenge #9 - In Flight

Hi everyone,

It's me again popping by for another card challenge post.  I recently purchased and received my "Elegant Butteries" stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I just love butterflies and when I saw this newly released set I knew I had to get my hands on it! When I got them I was blown away at the quality of the stamps.  The images that are produced are so solid and beautiful.  I'm a major fan now.  You've got me Clearly Besotted ;)

Anyways, I went to work with this stamp set and created a couple of cards.   This is the first of a series of cards I made while playing around with the set for Clearly Besotted's Challenge #9.

I had a lavender card base, and I decided to stick with purple hues.  I used my favorite colors - eggplant, lavender and grey to stamp the butterflies! I just loved how it turned out and I can't wait to give this to someone getting married. 

Until next time!

Friday, March 7, 2014

ric#55 - Pamella Roland

Hi everyone,

Happy Friday, time for the weekend.  My Mr C is off to the races Saturday for his 2nd half marathon! I'm wishing him a successful run =)

Time for the card making! This entry is a card that I created for the Runway Inspired Challenge on this beauty.

Here's what I created:

Thanks for stopping by! Keep on crafting


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge 77: BLING IT

Hi everyone,

Me again with another card post.  Today I am participating in the Lawnscaping Challenge: Bling it.  How can I resist not making a glittery bling bling card?!

Here's my card:

I used my favorite Lawn Fawn "Scripty Hello" to create a negative space on a piece of black card stock.  Next I used some American Craft glitter tape and adhered that to the white card base.  I just love how the glitter pops with the black.  Next I used my Lots of Dots stamp set to create the little circles.  I added some Doodlebug jewels to add some more bling.  

In this entry, I'm also trying out a new system of displaying products I've used for my card.  Check out Clips-N-Cuts for more information on her InLinkz system as well as a giveaway.

Take care and keep on crafting,



Monday, March 3, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #66

Hi everyone,

I'm just stopping by with a card I created for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #66.  I really loved the interesting sketch and decided to play along. 

Here's the sketch 

I just purchased some goodies from Simon Says Stamps and Papertrey Ink, so I thought I'd play around and create something new.  I used the line scribbles from PTI's Circle Scribbles set to make a background.  Then I die cut a butterfly in the center using Simon Say's Stamps Crissy Butterfly.  I just love the whole scribble look.  It's so much fun.

That's all for now.  Keep on crafting :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

RIC #54 - Diane von Furstenberg

Hi everyone,

Just stopping by for another Runway Inspired Challenge #54 entry.  This week's entry is a dress from Diane Von Furstenberg. 

I just love the bold colors.  I hope my card was able to do justice for this dress.

Here's challenge #54
 Here's my entry:

I decided to go simple this time around and used my Papertrey Ink Happy Hexagons stamp set to replicate the pattern found on the dress.  I then used a lot of black lines such as the hexagon outline as well as the thank you scripts (Studio Calico) to finish off the card.  I used VersaFine Onyx black ink which I absolutely love.  The lines are just so crisp and dark.  The side panel repeats the hexagon outlines with a piece of vellum on top to soften the lines.

That's all for now.  Hope this inspires some crafting.

Take care all,


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lucy's Cards Sketch Week Day 5

 Hi everyone,

Me again with another card challenge post.  I have another card for Lucy's Cards Day 5 sketch challenge. 

This is the day 5 sketch:  I just adore the little sewed detail on the sketch! 

Here's my take on the card.  The little piece of cardstock was die cut with the word LOVE using my Lawn Fawn alphabet set.  Next I went to town with my distressed markers and water colored the little strip.  I really love how it came out. 

Lucy's Card Sketch Week - Day 4

Hi everyone,

Just dropping by with a quick blog post.  While reading up on some Hero Arts tweets, I found Lucy's Cards, a blog about paper crafting.  I really loved her sketches so I decided I had to participate.  Lucy has many beautiful card inspirations so be sure to check out her blog.

Here's the Day 4 sketch: 

Here's my take from the sketch.  I just love the use of a tag as the focal point for the card.  I made my own tag using a sticker from a Dear Lizzy sticker set and pasted it onto cardstock. I think it came out really well.  I was definitely going for a happy, girly card.  The flower is also from the Dear Lizzy line. 


That's all for now! Keep crafting,

Monday, February 10, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #63

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday! We're already into the middle of the month.  My does time fly by.  Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and of course, I couldn't resist creating more Valentine's Day cards.  I think I love pink and hearts way too much ;).

For my card, I decided to play along with this week's CAS(E) this sketch.

Here is the challenge sketch: 

This is my little creation. I decided to do something really simple this week.  I simply cut out a circle onto some post it tape and masked the card.  I pulled some of my pink pigment and chalk ink and blended them together.  I used a combination of  Lollipop (Mama Elephant pigment ink), Vintage Pink (Ingvild Bolme) and Pixie Pink (Versa Magic).  Next I stamped the "love" script sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Feb 2014 kit onto the circle.  I just love the sweet romantic feel of the card.  Kind of reminds me of pink roses... hint hint wink wink Mr C ;)

Cheers and keep on crafting,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Retrosketches #100

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're doing well where ever you are in the world.

Today's entry is about a card I made for the Retro sketches challenge #100.  Woohoo, congrats on their 100th sketch. :)

The sketch for this week is this fun layout

Here's my take on the sketch:


I really wanted to make a a fun and whimsical card this week.  I decided to make use of all my material from Studio Calico's Copper Mountain kit.  I just love the little whale so I made him the focal point of the card.  The stripes of paper and buttons on the original sketch is represented by my water waves and little fish following the whale. 
Hope you play along this week :) Keep on crafting!


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RIC#53 Temperley London

Hi everyone!

I'm just popping by with a card I created for the next Runway Inspired Challenge.  After the last one, I've become rather addicted.  I'm truly happy to have been nominated as a Fabulous Fashionista in the last round (Thank you RIC team!)

The inspiration for this week's challenge is this gorgeous purple dress.  The colors are just so rich and beautiful.  I immediately went to work.

This is my creation inspired by the Temperley dress:

 I really wanted to emphasize the beautiful flowers and the black lace pattern.  I started by stamping roses from Papertrey Ink's "The Sweet Life stamp set" onto water color paper.  Next I colored them in with distressed ink markers.  I went over them with water and I must admit I'll never get tired of this delicate look.  I finished off with a black strip and a gold embossed sentiment.  I used Hero Arts dye ink in black to stamp the flowers as well as distress the embossed side panel.  Purple is my favorite color, so I just adore this card! 

I'll also be entering this card into A Blog Named Hero's Challenge #37 Flowers, where the theme just so happens to be flowers :P

Until next time, keep on crafting.