Thursday, October 25, 2012

13 Days of Halloween-Day 2

Good Morning World!

It's warm and sunny here in New Hampshire. I love warm Autumn days. Today I have a vintage looking Autumn card that is super simple to create.

I used paper from the 2011 Fall/Halloween stack by DCWV and some Core'dinations Vintage cardstock to create the card. The image is stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and distressed around the edges using Tea Dye ink by Ranger. The image is called "Colonial Fall" and is made by Impression Obsession.

I love how this card turned out. It's warm tones reminds me of Autumn joys from my childhood.

There are two card kits and a set of six (6) finished cards available for purchase in my eBay store. Just click the tab above.


Challenge: Today's challenge is to create a project that uses the vintage feel. It can be a card, scrapbook page or a piece of altered art. To enter your creation, just post your blog address where I can find the creation in the comments below by November 1st.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 19, 2012

13 Days of Halloween-Day 1

Hello Everyone,

I do apologize for not having this post up on the blog yesterday. I was rear-ended two weeks ago and I'm still recovering.

Today's challenge (or, well, yesterday's challenge) is to use Core'dinations Black Magic paper and pumpkin images to create a card, altered art item or scrapbook page. To enter simple leave your name and blog address where the image is posted in the comment section below. I can't wait to see your creations!

Here is an example-


  • (1) 12x12 sheet of Core'dinations Black Magic Warlock
  • Stamping Up Halloween Smiles Stamp Set
  • (1) 8.5"x11" sheet of ivory Copic approved cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink pad
  • Cuttlebug Candy Cane embossing folder
  • Halloween Dew Drops
  • Orange with black poka-dot ribbon
  • adhesive (runner and Zots)
  • sandpaper or sanding tool
  •  Cuttlebug with (1) A plate and (2) B plates
  • Copic Markers-N0, N3, N6, C7, YR15, Y38, E59, E33, YG95, G99
  1. Cut a piece of the Warlock to 4.25"x5.5", one piece at 4x5.25"and one piece to 3x3.25"
  2. Cut a piece of the ivory cardstock to 8.5x5.5" and fold in half-creating a 4.25x5.5 card base
  3. Cut a piece of ivory cardstock to 2.75x3" and stamp image from Halloween Smiles using Memento ink.
  4. Color image with Copic markers as desired.
  5. Place 4x5.25" piece of Warlock in embossing folder so that the black side is facing up.
  6. Run embossing folder through Cuttlebug
  7. Remove cardstock from folder and sand the the black side exposing the orange color underneath.
  8. Adhere larger piece of Warlock cardstock to card base so that the orange is face up. 
  9. Using the "cheater" or "Saver" method adhere a piece of ribbon to the left side of the embossed cardstock about .5" in from the edge
  10. Adhere Embossed cardstock to center of card base
  11. Adhere stamped and colored image to orange side of smaller Warlock and adhere to the card front
  12. Adhere three Dew Drops using Zots 
  13. Enjoy.