Sunday, August 28, 2011

Moxie's Fab World Vertical Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone! I was skyping with my friend today Sherry and I had commented on her finished card which I loved because it was a halloween card lol and said I would make one. I checked to see who the sketch was by first and then went to work on it. I have not done a card challenge for Moxies Fab World before today but I can promise it will not be the last *grins*.
Below is the challenge we were to follow. . . .


This is my card which I also love because it has my fav paper collection of all time. . .Basic Grey Eerie collection. I absolutely adore it and I usually keep it in the stash vault but I thought it needed some air today and whilst it was taking in the view from my craft room I took a small piece from the pack lol. The mini alpha stickers are from Cosmo Cricket, the button is from the Eerie collection as well. The twine and Halloween stamps are from my stash. Okay until next time. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our Vintage Affair Aug 10th Altered Item/Card

Hello everyone. Well it is a little past the 10th of the month and I should have done this post already but I was busy studying and starting my assignment so crafting takes a back seat then. For this challenge over at Our Vintage Affair we are to use triangles in whichever way we could, either as a card, an altered item or even as Polly did a banner which is gorgeous. I made an individual cake slice box using SU Crumb Cake cardstock and October Afternoon Modern Homemaker DSP and their tin pin. I used my tag punch and some twine I was gifted by Sherry. All in all it was pretty easy to make but I would hate to production line them for a wedding lol.



For this month over at Our Vintage Affair our sponsor is. . . . .



and the prize is a £20 voucher to spend in their store!!

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I hope you can join us for the challenge this month as I would love to see what each of you create.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Monday, August 8, 2011

Card Patterns - #127

Hi everyone. Well it is very late Sunday night here in NSW Australia and I am about to head off to bed but before I went I thought I would post this card that I just finished for Card Patterns. The sketch we were to follow is below. . . .



Here is what I made for the above sketch. . . .

I used SU Crumb Cake cardstock and vintage lace as well as Early Expresso stamp pad, I Am Roses flowers, one of MFT's new stamp set/die combo as well as their doily die, Basic Grey DSP and a Making Memories garment pin. I love how this card turned out don't you? Okay I am off to bed as I am closing my eyes as I type lol. Why don't you pop over to Card Patterns and join in the sketch this week.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with beauty.
The Gypsy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our Vintage Affair Aug 1st Layout

Hi everyone!! Well here it is another month and of course that brings brand new challenges over at Our Vintage Affair blog. Now don't laugh okay. . . . this is my very first scrapbooking page that I have ever loaded up to my blog! I know right *grins*. I am a cardmaker and a mini album creator and an off the page lover. Polly and Loriete over at Our Vintage Affair gave me some time off as I dealt with family issues concerning my daughter and little grandaughter Sophie. It has been a very long hard road but hopefully there is light at the end of a very lonnngg tunnel. So here I am creating a scrapbooking page.
We have a new sponsor for this challenge and that is. . . .



And here is a little about the company itself:

"Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker is a scrapbooking company specializing in premium papers and embellishments that will make you smile. From whimsical designs to cute, cuddly creatures, Nikki Sivils designs straight from her heart hoping to inspire creativity and expressions of love and life.

http://www.nikkisivils.com/
http://nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com/"

And here is a prize for challenge winner: the collection from "My Friend Birdie"!!!


Below is the sketch we were to follow for this month. . . .


Here is one of my gorgeous grandbabies. . .Sophie!! I had this black and white pic that my daughter gave me so I thought why not create my page using this pic. The challenge is to also include a bird on the page and I chose a SU DSP pack that has birds etc all through it but I had to cover the gorgeous bird up with the pic so I used a SU punch to put a bird there.

I hope you can join us over at Our Vintage Affair for this months challenge and that you are a lucky winner if chosen for the prize pack on offer this month and there will be another challenge but possibly a card or an altered item for the 10th August so stay tuned for that. Please join us as I would love to drop into your blog and leave a comment on your creation.
In the meantime. . . .
Walk about your day with artistic beauty.
The Gypsy