Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Halloweenie Peppers

Aren't they cute and festive-looking?  AND they've been planted in a cool orange pot too........  While I don't care for peppers, I do appreciate their color and FUN!

Toodles for now...

Sunday, October 13, 2013

B F Witches

Paper-piecing is such fun when you have the right stamps and the right paper.  Pretty much any of the paper from Basic Grey is what I consider the "right" paper......and wow - this stamp from MFT was just screaming for some styling new "fabric"....don't you think?

Just added some coordinating stockings and boots (colored with Copics) and they were dressed for a night on the town!

A strip of more Basic Grey paper brought everything together.  I like it.....and I think some of my "witchy" friends will too!

Toodles for now...

Friday, October 11, 2013

Buggy for Baby

Ok, it's not like I need a baby card any time soon, but I couldn't stand it...I love this new paper from CTMH - "Babycakes".  And while it looks very baby-themed, it's really versatile in nature.  But more about that with another post. 

I used a card design from the "Frosted" Workshop on the Go (Cardmaking Kit)...and I really like how the card turned out.  The stamp is one of the new individual stamps that CTMH has come out with (initially they introduced initials!!), with the latest catalog there's a whole page of these solo stamps (and such a deal at just $2.95).  Since I didn't really need another entire set of baby stamps this cool little carriage was perfect and I love the clean lines and small details in the design.

Stamped everything with Memento Inks and colored with Copics, everything aside from the polka-dotted sheer ribbon (A Muse) is from CTMH.  I'm using this card as one of my "miscellaneous" items for the craft fair - yipppeeee!!

Toodles for now...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Head

So Creepella has been browsing around and she found a hat, a little pumpkin beanie - made for an infant....and she comes up with this brilliant idea, "Mom, can you make this for me?  Then I can be a "ruddy big pumpkin head" for Halloween!!".  Ruddy big pumpkin head as in Harry Potter 4 - when Ron is sooooo peeved about Victor Krum.....we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that line in the movie.  And well, Creepella DOES have a rather large noggin.......

So here's the first-go.  It worked and now I just need to fiddle around with increasing the size to actually FIT her ruddy big pumpkin head!!  Start to finish (including re-working the curly vines about 3 times and the stem portion once), it took about 3 hours to complete.  It was fun, fun, fun and now the wheels are spinning for all sorts of fruit beanies!

To everyone - Happy Hooking!!

Toodles for now...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Along Came a Spider...

...who sat down beside her and.....

But why would any spider leave this gorgeous glittery web?  Added Stickles to the stamped web (can't recall WHICH web I used.....I.........ahhhh.....have quite a few web stamps to choose from.....).  Anyhow, I stamped the web and then used the handy-dandy MS web border & corner punches and added the star of the show (a QuicKutz die) and I was nearly done.  Actually, in hindsight, I realize I should have added two mini red gemstones for the spider's eyes.......that would have been a nice little detail!

All that was left was to add a strip of MS webby B&T paper, wrap it with that cool orange sheer ribbon (from A Muse) and attach the cute mini-tag (another MS punch) that was stamped with the "eeeek" sentiment (A Muse).  Black cardbase is from Memory Box.

Toodles for now...

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Lumpy Duo

What do you get with two roly-poly cats and a too-small cardboard lid?

Aaaaaaahhh, I think we have our answer..............

HEY - what are YOU lookin' at????
Toodles for now...

Friday, October 4, 2013

Flower Power

Pardon the photos....neither is all that great but I nearly forgot to take ANY photos before this arrangement was carted off so I'm just happy to have these. 

Half of the class had this assignment and half of the class did something else.  For those of us with this assignment we had to make identical arrangements as these were for a paying customers.  I was a bit tense (as were most of my classmates who were working along side me...), but they all came together fairly quick and easy.  And of course, it was excellent practice for our table arrangement skills.  Think I'll make a couple of arrangements for home.....in AUTUMN-Y colors of course....yum!

Toodles for now... 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Braking for Frogs

She's got crazy eyes, don't you think???  But I like her, she looks fun...although I think I'd do the driving!

Stamps from Stampin' Up, Memento and Colorbox inks, Copics, cardbase from Memory Box, Mary punch, B&T from Basic Grey, MS spider web border punch.

Did some sponging around the edge of the cardbase and the moon - but other than that it was straight-on stamping & coloring.

Let's all bark at the moon, shall we???

Toodles for now...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Batty Greetings

October 1st..............our Halloween count-down begins!

This isn't a new card, one that I made a couple of years ago - but never posted.  It's simple enough, B&T paper and sheer ribbon from A Muse, sentiment from Hero Arts (I think!), mini-envelope punch by Marvy (can't recall which paper I used for the envelope) and some confetti bats......in shiny black.

I love this time of the year...Happy Autumn!

Toodles for now...