Tag It challenge

Quickly checking in to share my take in this month’s Papertrey Ink Tag it Challenge blog hop.

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The challenge is create a quick set of five gift tags for the holidays, just perfect for the coming season isn’t it?

I used Papertrey Ink’s tag dies, alphas, star, and Christmas sock dies for this project. A combination of one, two or more of the elements. I did random ones rather than only one layout for the same set of five tags.

So without further ado, here’s what I came up with.

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Felt Wand

After finishing the felt crown project, I started working on a coordinating wand to go along with it. I use the same color scheme of felt, and the same flower die (smallest size) from Papertrey ink. For embellishments, I used sequins and ribbons. I didn’t get any wooden dowel to use in the wand but got this pink plastic knitting needle (12mm size) as alternative. Just fit for the my color scheme.

So, let me know what you think.

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Edited: I’m linking this project to Ginger Snap Crafts {wow me} Linky Party

Diecuts challenge Sneak Peek

How time flies.. It’s already Thursday and tomorrow will be a weekend here in Qatar.

I will be hosting a blog challenge on Saturday, 11th May for Sketch-N-Scrap month-long birthday celebration 🙂 so before my scheduled challenge goes live, I’m sharing here a sneak peek of what you will see on Saturday’s post.

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You can always go back to Sketch-N-Scrap blog for more blog candies, challenges and prizes that are given away!

 

Hero Arts Sketch Challenge

I had another chance to play along Hero Arts Oct 2012 monthly card challenge. Details are here.

Would love to do a holiday card too but got this one done first. We’ll see in the next days how I’ll be able to keep up :).

I used strips of patterned paper for the main panel, added lace detail on the side and diecut button beside the sentiment.

I’m entering this same card to Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, dies/ punch challenge. So many entries in the challenge blog every week but it’s so much fun to play along too.

On to my interpretation.

My take for Oct 2012 Sketch Challenge

My take for Oct 2012 Sketch Challenge

Lace detail

Embossed card: CFC69

This week, I’m making cards with embossing technique. Be warned, I have a lot of photos here. I don’t have much embossing folders but I was able to borrow some from my crafting buddy Chekai. See the light blue background with numbers? I kept it as the main focal point for the card. It’s from an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.

CAS-ual Fridays challenge for the week is to use embossing: heated, dry or otherwise. The Hello stamp comes from my very first stamp set bought sometime back.  Good that I was able to use it here at last.  I love the pop of color from the button that I diecut from ‘My Favorite Things’ button dies and B&W twine.

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed detail

Embossed detail

I did another embossed version in a mini squared card.  This time I used Retro Sketches challenge # 28. I love their clean, clear sketch challenges too. This card is more of an autumn color. The embossed background is again from Cuttlebug embossing folder. Also, I used a thick vellum to impressed the circles from Papertreyink Sunshine impression plate. The detail maybe a little difficult to see in the photo but the vellum has a touch of texture too. I love how you can create texture and dimension even into a small card.

Retso Sketch # 28

Retso Sketch # 28

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossed background

Embossing using impression plate

Embossing using impression plate

Another card with selective embossed detail is seen here. This time using floral embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The selective embossing gives more character to very plain Kraft cardstock isn’t it?

Embossing in card

Embossing in card

Embossed Cards detail

MIM #80 challenge, Garland

Papertreyink challenge for this week is to do a hand-made garland into a card, Make it Monday #80. I used ‘Love Lives Here’ dies for the garland. I also used Edge dies to shaped the bottom of the white cardstock. The background stamp (Sheet music) was from Kaisercraft. I don’t have much stamps and this background stamp I used here is one of the few ones I got in my  small collection. The thank you stamp is from Ali Edwards. Though I had fun doing this project, there seems to be something missing on the final card. I just feel there’s something still to be done but can’t  figure that out as of writing.

This card looks like it resembles the other card I did for CAS-ual Fridays banner challenge.

Into the card

Make It Monday #80 challenge, Garland

Make It Monday #80 challenge, Garland

Make It Monday #80 challenge, Garland

Make It Monday #80 challenge, Garland

Buttons Color Trends Challenge

I recently stumbled upon Embellishment magazine blog challenge and decided to play along the latest challenge for the week.The challenge is to use buttons, die-cut, stamp or stitch. It’s really up to one’s preference but it must have buttons  and follows the color pallette of the challenge.

My card is very straightforward. I used diecut cardboard buttons and the effect is similar to a chipboard. A cardstock and designer paper was used on top of the cardboard giving it color as per the challenge color pallette.   I embossed the main card base with Cuttlebug Swiss dots for added texture.Diecut Buttons on card

Diecut Buttons

Diecut Buttons

Buttons