Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Halloween Pictures and Cards

Happy Autumn to everyone.
So sorry I have not posted anything for some time.
I have been very busy. So I am trying to play catch up on a few things.

Good news though, I have been asked to create the banner for my wards
Christmas party this year :)
I am Very excited about being able to do that :)

Also I have joined the PTA at my daughters school, and will be helping them with their Christmas fair, they are trying to have more homemade baked goods this year, so I will be doing a lot of baking, as well as helping out on the craft stalls for the kids. So I am going to be busy for the next few weeks :)

Anyways, since I am trying to catch up on projects and cards I have made over the past few months, I thought I would get them all posted today!!!!

So to start things off I thought I would post the pics of my kids at Halloween :)

David, Derek and Emma Halloween 2010
As you can see my oldest son David didnt feel like
dressing up this year :(

This is my beautiful daughter Emma in her very cute witches outfit :) She said "witches have green faces"....so that is what we did...and I dont know if you can tell, but she has a black mole drawn on her face , she said" mommy witches have big black moles by their noses" Can you tell how excited she was :)

And this is my youngest son Derek as a dead school boy hehe had
a lot of fun doing this outfit and his make-up.

Had a very good Halloween, was not too cold this year and it did'nt rain !!!
I made a huge pot of homemade chilli, and when we got home we had that and watched movies :)

Wedding Anniversary Card
This is a card I made for a friend of mine, she wanted male colours but for it to be a bit feminine.
So I did just that :) Used male colours, deep reds and blues and greys, and added flowers and glitter to make it a bit feminine. And she loved it :)

Items used:
Complete Boy paper pack by My Minds Eye...love this paper pack!!!
Sewing Machine
Flower punch and blue gems
White Gelly Roll pen

Stamp by Magnolia:
I used Promarkers on the image.
Skin: Ivory,Vanilla, Saffron
Cheeks:Soft Peach, Coral
Dress and Top: Ivory
Pants: Cool Grey 2 and Black
Roses: Berry Red

Another Wedding Anniversary Card:)
This card I made for another friend of mine, she wanted something a bit cheeky :) So again that is what I did hehe . And she too loved the card:)

Items used:
Penny Lane paper pack
Purple and White cardstock
Ribbon from stash
Border punch from MS

Stamp by TGF
I used promarkers on the image.
Skin and Cheeks: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Coral and Soft Peach
Hair: Pastel Yellow and Buttercup
Dress and Shoes: Mulberry
I did her lips in Red before I stamped , if you do this give it a few minutes to dry, or it could possibly smear when mixing in other colours.

Birthday Card
I got asked to make a birthday card for a woman that was turning 60. I was asked if it could be black and white with pearls. Well I am not used to making
black and white cards period lol.......so this was a bit of a challenge for me!!
But I was up for it!! And it turned out way
better than I thought it would !!
And the woman that asked me to make it, thought it was very elegant:)
Which made me feel very good !!

Items used:
White and Black cardstock
LetterPress with Black ink
Sizzix texture plate
Self Adhesive Pearls
Flowers from stash

Wedding Card
So many people have had babies this year and so many people
have been getting married...am sure its something in the water !!! :)

Items used:
White and Gold cardstock
Peel-off stickers
Roses from stash and I took a Promarker around
the edge of the roses to highlight them.

Stamp by Magnolia
I used Promarkers on the image.
Skin and Cheeks: Ivory, Vanilla, Saffron, Coral, and Soft Peach
Dress, Shirt, Pants and Shoes: Ivory, Cool Grey 2 and Black, Henna
Hair: Cinnamon,Henna
Roses: Burgundy

Going Back to August hehe
This is the card I made for Emmas teacher when they returned to school. She was so excited and nervous at the same time about going back because her brother Derek had left the school and gone into highschool:( Gosh how they grow!!!
So she asked if I would make something for her class and her teacher and this is what I came up with.
Since her teacher this year is a male...I didnt think giving him a card to match her Top-Note basket would be ok lol......so I made him the card above. And he really liked it:)

The Top-Note basket I made on my cricut machine.
I found a design, but it wouldnt work!!
So I sat and sat and sat some more and designed a basket that pretty much matched the one I had tried to use.

The lollipops inside are covered with a strawberry lollipop holder,
that I also cut on my machine.
There was enough in this little basket for 27 kids and 1 teacher :)

Baby Carry All Front View
Told you there was lots of woman having babies this year !! This is one of the Baby Carry Alls I made. Again I had found a cut file to use. But upon opening it, I found out that it was the wrong type of file for my program:(
So again I sat and sat and sat some more and re-designed this file! And came up with this, which is pretty close to the one I tried to use!! So I am happy!!
And my friends that have had babies this past summer have loved them !!

Side View
Another Baby Card
I designed this Baby card for a teacher....she didnt know what she was having and didnt want to find out until the baby was born....didnt think anyone did that anymore hehehe
So I used colours that would be ok for a boy or girl!!

Cri-Kit Gel Pens for the Cricut
Ok so I had not bought any craft stuff for awhile!! Talking like 4-5 months !!! So when I seen these I thought omg how cool are they !! And they are very cool!!

So what do they do ?
Well they are pens that come with a case and are magnetic at one end and fit right into your cricut machine . They allow you to draw the images , or wording!!
And if you have a program like MTC or SCAL not sure if its the same in Cricut design studio....but it allows you to draw and then cut out the image !!!

So that is what I had done above....with the gel pens , it drew the image, and then I change the holder back to the cricut blade and cut the image out on the cricut.

I coloured in the ears, toes and flowers with my Pastel Sakura pens.
They turned out really nice :)

Thanks for looking:)