Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blog Candy card from Nana Connie

This beautiful card was made by Nana Connie.
Her blog is Here.
She got this free stamp by just leaving a comment at Karen's blog, or on this blog. Now that she made a beautiful card from her free stamp and shared it with everyone, she gets to pick out a stamp of her choice, and she picked the bear and the penguin. Hopefully we will see another beautiful card from Nana Connie.
 
Thank you again Nana Connie for sharing your card!
 
This is what Nana Connie wrote on her blog.
 
Christmas Kitten
I was lucky enough to win a couple of stamps from Crackerbox Palace in a blog candy draw and today's card is made from one of them. It's called 'Kitty in Holly', but I colored it to look like poinsettias. Isn't this just the most precious kitten playing in the holiday greens?
 The image is colored with a combination of Spectrum Noir markers and gel pens. The edges of the punched image are colored with gold paint, and the gold dp actually has holly leaves sprinkled on it but it's sprayed with gold mist. Unfortunately, the mist shimmer makes the dp look like plain CS in the photo. The mat for the image is made with green holly print dp from DCWV. Both of those patterns just blanked out in the photo. They were pretty subtle anyway, but now they look non-existent. lol
     I added the lace ribbon because I have one granddaughter who loves all things lacy, and vintage, and ornate. This card is for her. :-D I also added gold beads to the lace and they look like gorgeous gems IRL. The bow is made from sparkly gold ribbon.
    Challenges:
ABC Christmas -- Anything goesC.R.A.F.T. -- 1 image, 2 dp, 2 flowers (poinsettias), 1 sentimentCards by Lady Anne, Sentimental Friday -- Anything goesCard Crafter's Circle -- Glitz and glamourFrosted Designs -- Paints/ mists/ inksSparkles Forum Christmas -- TraditionalThat Craft Place -- Tic Tac Toe: Gems; sentiment; ribbonWhimsy Inspiration -- Sparkly
     One more Christmas card done! I feel like that's all I've done for the last week, and somehow I have to get several Thanksgiving cards done, too. I imagine that's what you're going to be seeing for the next month or so, holiday cards. :-D
     Don't forget to stop by over at
Tuesday Throwdown. They have a new challenge up today and, even though it's my "off" week, that's no reason you can't play. :-D Happy Stamping. NanaConnie
 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Holiday Humor Cards with Stamps You Can Win!



Hey Karen here and today I am sharing some humorous holiday cards I made with stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace. You can win your choice of the stamps featured on one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog. The simple requirements for a chance at winning are below.
But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the cards last Thursday is                                                     Jane Luxem!  Here is her winning comment from the CBP blog:  “Very pretty cards!
Jane, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.
My cards today are humorous holiday cards. I love to use humor when I make cards and Crackerbox Palace has so many funny funny stamps. I combined several CBP stamps on my first card to make a swing card sure to crack up the person who receives it. Santa is stuck in the chimney and you can check off if you have been naughty or nice. Then you flip the card open to see the punch line inside:

I added some snowflakes and the red “brick” on the sides are made with an embossing folder from Sizzix.

My second card features a very cool reindeer and the perfect sentiment. I made the ornament shaped card with a circle nestabilities die and just drew the top of the ornament shape by hand. I admit the original idea came from Pinterest, but there was not a template so I just made my own. I paper pieced the cool reindeer, then cut out the shape by hand.
So would you like to win the stamps featured on one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our every other week blog candy:

 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here. 

2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the Wednesday two weeks after I post at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me (khasheck@gmail.com) or Crackerbox Palace (crackerbox@crackerboxstamps.com)  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you. If we do not hear from you within two weeks after we announce your win, and we can’t reach you through a blog, your prize will be forfeited.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen



Monday, October 22, 2012

Ghouls Got Blood

Another Halloween idea. My grandson loves this stamp, so I thought I would use it for his card.
 I stamped the image, colored it with Copic markers then cut him out. I cut out the green and purple frames from Spellbinders. Before I took off the die, I sponged black ink in towards the middle. The last frame is just cut a little bigger and I used corner punch. For the saying, I stamped the work Ghouls on green and cut out the O. I stamped the spider wed in the corner and added glitter to it and to the G. I wrapped the card with thread and it came through the web and I put the spider button at the end of it.
Here is the spider.
 
 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Floral Feminine Cards and More Blog Candy!



Hey Karen here and today I am sharing some floral cards I made with stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace. You can win your choice of the stamps featured on one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog. The simple requirements for a chance at winning this week’s blog candy are below.
But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the cards last Thursday is                                                     Paleopal!  Here is her winning comment from the CBP blog:  “As always, Crackerbox Palace stamps rock!
A note regarding commenting and winning- Mr. Random picks the winners and lately we have had many repeat winners. That’s OK, but it would be great if we had more commenters and different winners.It is so easy to win these great stamps- just leave a comment at either blog. So if you follow or subscribe to my blog, take a second and leave a comment.
Paleopal, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.
My cards today are floral cards good for the females in our lives. Both of them feature a technique called Reinker Float Technique that I learned about here. Check out the tutorial for all the details, but basically you emboss the open image with white embossing powder on a shimmer paper, then wet and float dye reinker inks to color. The first card above features the lovely rose from CBP and I directed the ink more deliberately to color with pinks and purples and green. The card itself was made with a stencil from Balzar Designs and pink distress ink.

My second card uses the same technique and another lovely open flower from Crackerbox Palace. I love the sentiment too and have used it so many times. A TIP that I have for you today is to not waste any of the lovely colors used to make the Reinker Float background, but to punch a couple colorful butterflies to complete the card. The border punch is by ek success and the butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart. 
So would you like to win the stamps featured on one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:

 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here. 

2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the following Wednesday at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me (khasheck@gmail.com) or Crackerbox Palace (crackerbox@crackerboxstamps.com)  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you. If we do not hear from you within two weeks after we announce your win, and we can’t reach you through a blog, your prize will be forfeited.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HappyGlitzGirl Blog Candy Card

Thank you HappyGlitzGirl for sharing your card.
 
This is the card that HappyGlitzGirl made from the stamps that she won by leaving a comment with our Blog Candy.
Well, HappyGlitzGirl, just let us know what stamp that you picked out and would like for free for making a card from the Blog Candy stamp!
 
This is what she wrote on her blog: http://happyglitzygirl.blogspot.com/
 
Hi everyone, I won this gorgeous stamp by leaving a comment on Karens Kreative kards blog.Karen is also the fearless leader of SAS4Kids and has a great selection of cards and different techniques for you to check out. The Crackerbox Palace stamp is absolutely gorgeous and I hope I did it justice. I always use promarkers for my colouring and the papers are from my stash. I used the Tim Holtz die for the bird ( not useing the bird cage on this one) , and EKsuccess and MS punches for the flowers, the hearts are part of the paper, I just added some bling, and used a Kraft card base.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Divas by design : Anything goes
Crafts and Me # 105: Anything goes
Deep Ocean# 36: Anything goes
Creative Inspiration# 184: Anything goes
Top Tip tuesday # 87: Things with wings
Creative Card Crew # 21: Birds
Crafty Sentiments: Anything goes
Sentimental Sundays # 123: Anything goes
Incy wincy : Anything goes
Stampalot: punch away

Polka DoodlesW40: Wings and Things

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bat Bag

Real quick Halloween Bag.
The bag is cut from Tim Holtz die cut. Sponged black ink around the edges.
Stamped and embossed the staying on green card stock. I cut out the saying with the deckle sissors also sponged black ink around the edges. I stamped the bats on the bag and it is ready to be filled!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Halloween Cards with Stamps You Can Win!





Hey Karen here and today I am sharing some fun Halloween cards I made with stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace. You can win your choice of the stamps featured on one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog. The simple requirements for a chance at winning this week’s blog candy are below.
But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the cards last Thursday is                           Marilyn!  Here is her winning comment from my blog:  “Fabulous and inventive cards Karen, both gorgeous! 
Marilyn, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.
My cards today are Halloween cards for my kids. I love the joke the first one tells – hope it makes you chuckle too. Other than the Happy Halloween on the inside, these stamps could make a funny card for any time of the year. It features “Slimy” and a piece of popcorn and of course the lol sentiment. 


My second card could be for an older child or even an adult. I love the tree stamp and it could be used (too) for a lovely non-Halloween card. I created an oval frame with my Nestabilities dies and added a spider and spider web in the corner.
So would you like to win the fun stamps featured on one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:

 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here. 

2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the following Wednesday at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me (khasheck@gmail.com) or Crackerbox Palace (crackerbox@crackerboxstamps.com)  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you. If we do not hear from you within two weeks after we announce your win, and we can’t reach you through a blog, your prize will be forfeited.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Eye Think I'll Have Another


I just don't know about the weather here in Janesville, WI. Last week it was in the high 80's and now we are in the 60's. I know fall is coming but it feels like it is 'falling' in fast. I am just glad to have the windows open and the air con off.
So, on to the card...With the Halloween parties coming up I thought I might do a invitation/card.
I stamped the image and cut out the frame with Spellbinders. Before I took the die off, I outlined the inner edge with the black Spica Marker.
The upper card looks kind of light because of the acetate over the glass and the embossed words reflected the flash.
 I stamped the glass on acetate and cut it out.  I colored the glass with Copic markers and covered it with clear lacquer. Then I put the glass I cut out of acetate over the lacquer. It made it look wet under the acetate. I thought I had a tooth pick with the frills on top to put on my card, but I couldn't find it.
There is a fabric mesh over the orange card stock behind the glass.
On the bottom of the card, I stippled black on the green frame I punched with Martha Stewart punches. I stamped the spider webs in the corners and added the Happy Halloween.-
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Lovely Lady Cards and More Blog Candy!



Hey Karen here and today I am sharing some lovely lady cards I made with stamps that are available from Crackerbox Palace. You can win your choice of the stamps featured on one of these cards by leaving a comment at either blog. The simple requirements for a chance at winning this week’s blog candy are below.
But first- the winner of last week’s blog candy of the stamps featured on one of the cards last Thursday is                            Joann Burton!  Here is her winning comment from my blog:  “Hi Karen, I love both of these cards. They are beautiful. joann sassy raggedy
Joann, please send me or Crackerbox Palace your address and your choice of which stamps you want, so we can get you the stamps you have won.  And remember you can win another CBP stamp of your choice simply by posting a card you made with the stamps you won to your blog or Splitcoast Stampers gallery and sending us a link.
My cards today are made with some lovely lady stamps. The first one above is a beautiful Sea Breeze silhouette and I did something different with it. Instead of stamping or embossing in black like I normally would with a silhouette stamp, I embossed in a pink sparkly embossing powder on a white piece of cardstock that I attached in the center of the card. I created a window with a wonky rectangle nestie and embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder around the edge of the front.

My second card features the lovely Lady’s Back stamp and I used my oval diffuser from Tim Holtz to create an unembossed center to stamp her on. The Hexagon Illusion embossing folder is from Craft Concepts and is one of my favorites. I sponged in pink distress ink and layered on a teal card.
 So would you like to win the lovely lady stamps featured on one of today’s cards? Here is how to win our weekly blog candy:
 1.) We have decided that becoming a follower on both blogs is going to be something we would prefer you do but not a requirement.  My blog is here and the Crackerbox Palace blog is here.

 2.) Leave a comment on either my blog or the Crackerbox Palace blog on the Thursday blogpost featuring CBP stamps.  If you leave a comment on BOTH blogs, you will be entered twice in the drawing.   The deadline to leave a comment will be the following Wednesday at Noon CST. Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments and he or she will win the featured stamp(s). You must send me (khasheck@gmail.com) or Crackerbox Palace (crackerbox@crackerboxstamps.com)  an email with your home address so the stamps can be mailed to you. If we do not hear from you within two weeks after we announce your win, and we can’t reach you through a blog, your prize will be forfeited.  And if you post a card to your blog or to Splitcoast Stampers with the stamps you won and send a link to Crackerbox Palace, you will win another Crackerbox Palace stamp of your choice!!

Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


Monday, October 01, 2012

Ghost Go Out

This card is a quick one. I cut the hole in the middle of the card with Spellbinder and used the next size circle to cut out the circle in the printed paper. Stamped the saying cut around it and mounted it with colored card stock.
I stamped the ghost and cut them out and added the saying and it is done!
 
 

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