Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hello, everyone. Today it dawned on me that I have a lot of plans to make things for people in the coming months and I don't know why I think I have plenty of time to do all these things. This epiphany came to me after seeing that my last Cameo Spotlight Card Challenge post has attracted 15 views and only 1 comment. I'm guessing that means I haven't impressed many with that creation and so why am I spending my time trying to impress strangers, when those near and dear to me love what I do? So, I decided I better start participating in my own personal Challenges.
First personal challenge - I need to make 10 Halloween cards for those I love. I will post them as soon as I finish them.
I hope you will check out my Halloween creations once I post them and leave a comment letting me know you've stopped by.
Posted by Carole at 7:17 PM
Monday, September 24, 2012
Another Cameo Spotlight Challenge card. This time the challenge was to use triangles in our design.
I remembered I had purchased some Silhouette quilting block images and figured there was bound to be some triangles in one of them. I was right. This card was pretty simple to make. The sentiment was done with my Chomas Adjustable pen holder and a black gel pen, and I added some hand stitching using a paper piercer for the holes and some glittery floss. I love to make sewing themed cards. This one will go to my sister in law who is a talented quilt maker.
Paper-Vintage Springtime Designer Series Paper-Stampin Up
Green Glitter floss-Sew Easy
Paper piercer, template and piercing mat
Chomas Adjustable pen holder
Gelly roll pen-black
Thanks so much for stopping by !
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Yay! I won a supporting role over at the Cameo Spotlight Challenge! It was for my Color Challenge card. Thanks for the nod ladies. And congratulations to all the talented designers who participated!
And here is my entry again:
See you there!
Posted by Carole at 9:01 PM
Monday, September 17, 2012
Hello, everyone! Time for another Cameo Spotlight Challenge. This time it's a color challenge!
The challenge was to use Slate Blue/Gray, Sage Green and Beige. And we could also use neutral colors of Black, White and Kraft. I frequently find color challenges difficult, but somehow I managed to use all 6 colors for this card. I won't tell you how long it took me to conceive and execute this card, let's just say it took me a long time and leave it at that. And here it is:
I have to confess that I'm the only person I know that it takes a tremendous amount of effort and planning to create a "simple" looking card. I guess it would be simple to re-create it, and I'll have to settle for that being what makes it "simple".
All of the cuts I used are from the Silhouette store. The card base, rolled flowers, leaves and labels. I thoroughly enjoyed using my Cameo as it cut everything just the way I wanted it to, the first time around. In addition to card stock and Silhouette store images, I used some twine, a couple eyelets and a stamped image for the sentiment. I'm really happy with how this card turned out and I will be giving it to someone I love very much.
Thanks to the Cameo Spotlight Challenge blog for challenging me to play along. And thanks to all of you who have taken the time to look and comment.
Craft on my crafty friends,