More Joy

I had leftovers cut for my shoebox swap, so I made a few more cards.  When I was coloring one of them, I made a real mess; I couldn't stay inside the lines for anything.  In desperation, I cut the letters out, and decided after I cut them out, I didn't need to glue them on white; Kraft would look just as good.  I also forgot to put brads in the cardstock before I glued it down, so I tucked in a foam snowflake instead.
I might even like this more than the original card I designed!  It was a lot of work, though.  I wouldn't mass-produce this one.

Juliet Arrighi

Xmas shoebox swap

We did a Christmas-themed shoebox swap this time, and our little group has grown to 7 members, so we were instructed to not make the cards too complicated.  Here are the cards - can you guess which one was the one I designed?  (people who were in attendance are not allowed to play)

This is such a great group of ladies!

You will know which one is mine the next time I post - because my next card is one made from leftover scraps from the shoebox.
Juliet Arrighi

Cardinal Necklace

This isn't me, it's a friend of mine.  The cardinal is the mascot for the university where she teaches; I had to make her a school spirit necklace.  I had never done square stitch or a row of fringe before, so it was a lot of fun to make.

I would love to make a spirit necklace for my daughter, but I think a cavalier is a lot harder to bead.

Juliet Arrighi

More Spiders

I love making these spiders!  I made three today - one this morning, that I gave to a friend, and these two.
Juliet Arrighi

A couple of Halloween projects

Bead or make cards?  Bead or make cards?  It's too hard to decide, so I did a little of both.
This little spider was fun to make, and looks great on my red hat.  It's so much more interesting than a flower or ribbon.

It's not a complicated card - some pretty background paper, a couple of punches and die cuts, and a few scraps.

Cheerful Stamp Pad -  Halloween
Dream Valley - Halloween
I Did It Creations - animal
Whimsy Inspiration - punches, diecuts

Juliet Arrighi

Not where I wanted to go

Did you ever program an address into your GPS, then realize that after you arrived where the GPS told you to go, it wasn't really where you wanted to be?  This card is kind of like that.  I bought some of that fancy XpressIt blending card for copics, and thought I would experiment with it by stamping some images and coloring them, for use on cards.  I stamped an old stamp set that I hadn't used in a while, then built up an old background from cardstock that matched the colors I used.  Unfortunately, by the time I got the background together, I realized that the images I stamped were too small to fit nicely in the arrangement, and ended up using an old digi I had colored many moons ago on cheap cardstock.  I have no idea what I will do with the nicely colored ones, but this is not any of them.

Juliet Arrighi

Guess who?

It's funny how the most innocent sentiment can seem sinister on the right card.

If you don't know who this handsome devil is, well, all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't use Lovecraft or Stoker.

Cupcake Crafts - Halloween
Corrosive - Purple plus one other color
Quirky Crafts - Spooky
Stamptacular Sunday - distressing
Crafty Pad - vintage
Secret Crafter - sparkle
Southern Girls - masculine
Crafts and Me - use a digi
Gingersnap Creations - Horror Story (the real horror is having me for a friend!)

You can always find challenges to play in at Feline Playful.

Juliet Arrighi