Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PWC329 Fall/Halloween

Oh Boy, my favorite holidays are coming up and Paper Pretties challenge PWC329 "Fall/Halloween" kick starts the season.  

I just love Halloween, creepy and scary or just silly.   All the costumes and decorations have been fun for me since I was a little kid but if Halloween isn't your thing then you can still play along and just use a Fall/Autumn theme.  The colors of Fall are gorgeous and who among doesn't have something to be grateful about so there's got to be something you can make to play along in this challenge. 

Since I love Halloween and I love cupcakes I pulled out one of my favorite Paper Pretties sets "Holiday Sweets I - Clear".  It's a favorite set because there are four cupcakes in the set, celebrating four different holidays.  After coloring the image, I pulled the paper (it's from an old retired Stampin' Up pack) and some embellies and put it together in a simple layout.  Did you notice the googlie eyes in the upper right corner?  I'm telling you, I love Halloween, when else do you get to use those bad boys?

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Holiday Sweets I - Clear"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and VersaMagic Spanish Olive
paper - Neenah Classic Crest Brilliant White card stock;  Bazzill - Sunbeam card stock; Stampin' Up "Basic Black" card stock; Stampin' Up "Ghostly Greeting" patterned paper
miscellaneous- copics; candy dots; googlie eyes; Martha Stewart ghoulie border punch

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC329 - Fall/Halloween
A Random Fan #15 - Anything Goes
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Fall
Cutie Pie #78 - Cute with Shades of Autumn

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

PWC327 - Sympathy

This week at Paper Pretties our challenge theme PWC327  is "Sympathy".  That's a challenge that usually goes over like a lead balloon but let's face it, eventually we all need to send one of these to someone so it's a good thing to have in our stash and if you don't get a nudge to make one you probably won't so now's the time to do it.

I prefer sympathy cards to be CAS.  It's a somber time and the frills may not be appreciated. That doesn't mean it has to be black and white, or gray or white, or silver and white, all of which are good choices for sympathy cards.  Pastel colors also work and since I love pink that's what I choose for this card which uses one of the "Irish Blessings" sentiments for a focal point.  To dress it up a little I used Spellbinder dies to frame it and popped it up with dimensionals.  A  Stampin' Up corner punch  was used on the pink mat to give it a little more interest.  

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Irish Blessings"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Bazzill "Buttercream" and Pink card stock
miscellaneous - Spellbinder's Label's Four and Imperial Gold Labels Four dies; Stampin' Up corner die

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC327 - Sympathy

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PWC326 Orange/Turquoise

It's a colorful challenge at Paper Pretties this week.  PWC326 is "Orange and Turquoise", and if that doesn't scream hot fun in the summertime I don't know what does.  It's the beach - surf and sun or any kind of fun you can imagine.  So break out your favorite coloring medium and get to work on a card or project to enter into this week's challenge and you could win your choice of five digis.  Just remember to link it up on the Paper Pretties challenge blog.  
My card features "Live, Love, Golf" stamp.  I don't play gold but it seems like everyone else I know does so this stamp comes in handy.  The golf course is one place you can get away with wearing any color and pattern combination, in fact this outfit is kind of tame for the golf course but I digress... 

 The image is stamped on Neenah paper and colored with copics but the skirt is pieced with paper to match the papers used on the card.  On the panel behind the stamped image I wrapped bakers twine on the diagonal  to go along with the pattern of the paper.  Let me tell you, this was a a pain in the butt to do and I am not likely to do this again.  If you happen to like the way it looks and want to do it then you should have some scotch tape on hand because when you wrap the twine it does not want to go on the diagonal and in order to get it do this I had to secure it on the backside at every turn. There may be an easier way to do this, maybe running a thin line a quick drying glue where you want the twine to lay will work but I don't know about that since I don't own any of that.  Hanging off the baker's twine there's a golf bag charm which is difficult to see through the watermark but in real life it looks quite cute.  Lastly to punch up the orange aspect I randomly scattered a few Glitter Dots on the card.  

Here the deets:
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"; Close To My Heart "Ocean"
paper - Neenah Classic Crest Brilliant White card stock; My Favorite Things "Orange Fizz" and "Tangy Orange" card stock; Simple Stories "Snap" patterned papers pad
miscellaneous - copics; Glitter Dots Tropical; Baker's Twine; golf bag charm

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC326 - Orange/Turquoise
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad  #94 - Anything Goes

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