Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thinking outside of the box

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Hi again,
I already made a post today announcing a blog candy giveaway,
(follow the link at the top of the page),
 but I am home today with a sick daughter and husband so I've had some time this morning to create a few cards. I've got to admit that these are some of my favourite as of recent. I love that the different challenges I participate in, force me to think outisde of my usual creative boundaries and try something new. I love trying new things but ever since I've began blogging the inspiration is endless!!

Okay, well, onto my creations :
Here is a delicate card made to qualify for 2 different challenges
the Mojo Monday sketch and the Color Q challenge this week

I decided to go for the REAL challenge of doing something I don't normally do - a shaped card. The Mojo sketch could either be rectangle or circle and I went for the circle. I love how it turned out.
Here are the colors I used to color this adorable Stampin' Bella girl

This next card was created for the My Grafico challenge. Which was to create a shaped card. I felt like I was already in the swing of things so why not try another. I've wanted to make a card like this for a while but I just never take the time to do it.

It was actually really simple. I just used my cricut to :
 2 - 5" circle from white cardstock
1 - 4 1/2" circle from red cardstock
6 - 1" circles from black cardstock
1 - 2 3/4" circle from black cardstock
and swirly antene from black cardstock

1) I scored the back white piece approx 1/2" from the top
2) I adheared the two white pieces together along the top portion of the score
3) adheared the black 2 3/4" circle to the back side of the red CS
4) adheared the red CS and then black 1" circles
5) I put a strip of tape down the center and used some Ritz black glitter on the strip and the antene.
6) Made a quick hand drawn sentiment and affixed some red jewels and voila.

Simple and cute!!

And last but not least :
(the Jacksonbell challenge was to use unconventional patterned paper)
Hense the fish and fisherboy for a valetine's
But I do love how it came out and I just might give it to my hubby for Valentine's.

Here is the adorable little guy up close :

And the sentiment :

Hope you all enjoyed my latest creations. I know I do!!

Have a great day!!


  1. All your cards are so wonderful I don't know where to start. That lady bug is adorable. I also love how you cut out the little girl and matted her. I am going to have to lift that.

  2. Wow...These are incredible! Thanks for joining us at My Grafico!

  3. ahhh your cards are soooo cute!, just perfect!
    thanks for playing with us this week over at MyGrafico

  4. oh my goodness - both cards are absolutely wonderful! I love the combo of colors and patterns on the first card & that ladybug is the sweetest <- makes me think of the ladybug party just featured on the Hostess with the Mostest blog :) thanks so much for joining us at MyGrafico!!

  5. Oh wow stunning work! I love your coloring :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  6. Cute projects! Love your Copic coloring! Happy you could join us this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

  7. Oh mmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy...I just couldn't love your projects more!!!

  8. I love your circled shape card. What a great Layout! Beautiful!

  9. Oh, these are all so cute!!! Great job with the colorQ colors... love those papers & that cute image! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

  10. Love that butterfly! Such cute cards, you have been busy this week! Your copic coloring is great, I don't have any yet myself.

  11. Gorgeous cards, Alexis:O) Great work!!! I just love the sweet Ladybug, brilliant. Thank you for joining My Grafico, good luck!

  12. Cool cards hun! Love the Ladybird!
    Thanks for sharing at MyGrafico this week.
    Teri x

  13. Love your cards! All beautiful, love thosae polka dots