Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Encouraging HCCC

August's HCCC was a great one. Unfortunately, August was a crazy busy month and time was not on my side.

Fortunately, I made a card a few weeks ago which I think fits the two-part challenge.

1) I made this card for my friend:

And I think it totally fits in with part #2 of the challenge - it encourages the recipient, and hopefully bolsters their confidence when they are feeling tired, frustrated or just blah. Basically it encourages them to grow in their self-confidence.

I love the orange slice stamp, and using it to create the scalloped edge at the bottom of the card.

When I finished the card, I felt it was missing that little something. Then, I added the three rhinestones, and VOILA! the card was complete.

Hope you enjoyed August's Hazzard County Card Challenge as much as I did. We'll see you in September :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My new toy!

I recently purchased a new toy that I can use to make wonderful card creations with - a Cuttlebug! I had been debating about purchasing one for some time, and finally decided to go for it.

I borrowed an embossing folder from my friend, and started having fun.

Here is the card that I made for my mother's birthday at the end of the month....

Simple, classy and elegant, I think. My mother will be sure to love it.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Return of Mojo!

I'm not going to lie to you, lately I had started to doubt my card-making abilities. I thought I had lost my mojo. Every card I made seemed to be an epic failure. Nothing worked.

Then, all of a sudden a few weeks ago, something just clicked. I was inspired. I felt the creative juices flowing once again. I had my mojo back!

What better way to celebrate the return of my card-making mojo than by participating in the Mojo Monday challenge!

I have a plethora of birthday cards to make, and decided to use this challenge to inspire a birthday card creation. Here's a look at the end result:

I love how all of the elements (colours, embellishments, layout, etc.) combined, and hope this is a sign of good things to come in my future card creations.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Belated Birthday Card

I had a very productive card-making weekend. Finished 3 Christmas cards, and made 4 other wonderful creations.

The first one that I want to share with you is a long-overdue birthday card. Since I knew I had to make this card, I thought I would tie it in with the July HCCC.

I've never tried emboss resist before, and have always wanted to. I borrowed the Upsy Daisy (SU) stamp set from my friend, watched a few YouTube videos to learn the technique, and then set to work.

Here is the result:

I love the end result! I kept walking by the card all evening just so I could look at it :). I hope the recipient likes the card as much as I do!