Thursday, April 15, 2010

April HCCC

So, this month's challenge over at the HCCC was a doozy! Ange sure knows how to issue them.

My inspiration for this month's challenge was this picture frame that I received as a gift for my birthday:

Nice, huh? Yeah, I really like it too :) Gotta find the perfect pic to put in it.

So, I tried to play on the circles around the outside of the frame, and incorporate that into my card. Here's a look at the finished product:

This is a sweet little card that I am going to use for my niece's baptism next month.

My favourite features of the card:
- I got to use transparencies
- The face of the card slides open to reveal the 'inside'

See what I mean:

Too cool.
Here's a close up look at the "pearl"-esque embellishments...

Can't wait for next month!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

MOJO133 Madness

I had some extra time this week, so I thought I would take the opportunity to challenge myself. I decided to take a stab at the Mojo Monday challenge:

I really liked the challenge layout for this week and couldn't wait to get crafty!

And, here is my take on the original:

I tried to stay away from using purple (since it is my go-to colour) and really challenge myself by using some other colours. :) I heat embossed the jukebox image with my awesome, sparkly, stardust embossing powder. The 'bday' sentiment is also embossed on the blue CS using white embossing powder to make it pop out.

I like the music theme of the card, but think that the patterned paper in the background might be a bit too busy. I am pleased with the end result though. Hope the recipient likes it as well!

Sunday, April 04, 2010


My attempt with this card was to create a masculine birthday card. I have to make a lot of birthday cards for my many brothers and nephews, and I have a hard time coming up with new ideas. I mean, in the end the guys aren't going to really care about the time and effort that went into the card - it'll just end up in the recycle bin - but I want to know that I've put my best effort into the creation. ;)

The layout for this card is based on a card that I received months ago from my friend Angela.

I made a mask of the ticket stamp, and used it to created the layered ticket look. I then wrote "Happy Birthday" inside the tickets. I popped the tickets up with dimensionals on top of some patterned paper.

The first flap opens up to reveal another fold of patterned paper...

...which in turn opens up to reveal the inside of the card where I can write my birthday greeting:

Overall, I think its ok. Not too frilly or frou-frou-y. Dark colours. Very masculine.