Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

Roar, Roar Gryffindor!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Gryffindor Card

The current challenge at the Lawnscaping blog is a sketch. I decided to use the Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After set to make a Harry Potter inspired card. In addition the pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricut and the alphabet is CTMH.


Have a Narwhal of a Time

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The challenge this week over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is to use text.

Narwhal Card

I use two Lawn Fawn stamp sets, Critters in the Sea and Critters Ever After. I wanted to turn my cute whale into an even cuter Narwhal (If you don’t know these are whales that have one large spiral horn on the top of their head, I love them) so I added the horn from the unicorn stamp to turn him into one.

narwhal steps

I started by curving the text stamp into a wave shape, I love the flexibility of clear stamps! Then I stamped it repeatedly onto vellum paper and cut it out with a wave shape at the top.

narwhal steps

I then stamped my whale into polka dot pattern paper (My Mind’s Eye) cut it out and inked the edges using a sponge dauber.

narwhal steps

I stamped just the top of the unicorn onto scrap brown paper twice and cut out the horns, layering them to make one longer horn. And glued it to the whale’s head.

I adhered my vellum paper onto striped pattern paper (also My Mind’s Eye) and blue cardstock, putting the adhesive on the vellum where the ribbon would go so it wouldn’t show. Then wrapped the ribbon around adding a knot and button. I adhered those layers to my brown cardstock base.

narwhal closeup

Lastly I stamped stars and colored them with a glitter gel pen and tucked the Narwhal a little under the vellum. I think he turned out so cute!

challenge text logo


Potions Class

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

I envision this scene happening in Snape classroom at Hogwarts :)

The current challenge at Lawnscaping is to make your own pattern paper. I used three different Lawn Fawn sets for my card, the broom from Making Frosty Friends, the witches hat and top hat from Hats off to You and the frog (toad), stars, flames and wand from Critters Ever After. I made two pattern papers, the purple uses stars from the Critters Ever After set and the stone wall paper is made from the top hat from Hats Off to You. I used a post it note to mask off the bottom part of the hat and stamped the top half for my stones (see pics below). Everything is colored with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. The cauldron die cut is from Silhouette.

Potions Class Card

hat stamp:
hat mask

with post it note mask:
hat mask2

This card won a Top Mow It All spot in the challenge, yeah!!

Puff the Magic Dragon

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

This big guy better be careful or he’s going to set his pinwheel on fire!

Dragon Blowing Pinwheel Card

This weeks Lawnscaping Challenge is to use dimension. I just got the Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After set and I ADORE it! I decide to give my card a lot of dimension by making a 3-D pinwheel and adding thick foam dots behind my dragon. All stamps are from Lawn Fawn and the pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket.

LF dimension tag


Keep it Clean and Wipe Your Paws

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Lawnscaping CAS

The theme this go ’round over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog is Clean and Simple. It’s truely a challenge for me since I love to layer, distress, etc. :) But I came up with this card using the dog from Critters in the ‘Burbs, adding some words from CTMH and a paw print punch. I colored the dog with Prisma pencils and added the lines with a thin marker. It’s going to be our Mother’s Day card for my mother in law (who loves dogs and is paws down the best mom in law around!)

Paws Down Card

I’d Like to be Under the Sea…..

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

It felt so good to stamp today! After spending 6 long weeks recovering from surgery it felt so good to sit down and be creative!

I needed to make a couple of birthday cards and the one I made for my mother in law (who loves the sea and anything nautical) fit perfectly with the latest Lawnscaping challenge Stamp a Scene . All the stamps are from Lawn Fawn’s Critters of the Sea set and all the pattern papers are from My Mind’s Eye.

Ocean Birthday Card

Dashing Through the Snow

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Here’s my card for the latest Lawnscaping challenge, the theme this time is embossing.


I chose to do both wet and dry embossing on my card. I embossed the bunny from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Bunny in white on craft cardstock, I love this look, it really pops. I added some subtle color to his scarf and the sled with markers. I also heat embossed some liquid applique on his tail for a little puff. I used the swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the snow and my background paper, adding glitter to the embossed swirl on the snow. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Sea set.



Friday, August 19th, 2011

This card is for the latest challenge over at Lawnscaping. This time around the challenge is a one layer card, wow, that’s a tough one :) I needed to make a card for my stepdad’s birthday so I thought I make this card for him.


I think masking is a good way to add depth without actually adding layers. For my card I used a craft cardstock base and stamped the owl and tree trunk from the Lawn Fawn Critters of the Forest set and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I then used a masking material from Stampendous and die cut a circle and placed that over the owl and then stamped the wood stamp from Stampabilities over top. To add more depth and ground it a bit better I used a thin black marker to go around the opening and edges of the wood design. I also added the sentiment from the same set. It’s a little more clean and simple than I normally do but I think it’s fun and masculine too.


Yeah! This card won an Honorable Gnome mention!

What Big Eyes You Have

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Here’s my latest card for the Lawnscaping challenge. The theme this time around is distressing, right up my alley! I wanted to make a Little Red Ridding Hood card so I used stamps from the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Forest” set, turning the fox into the wolf and Red is from The Greeting Farm. To get my distressed look I inked up the edges of a lot of the paper and stamped images. I also used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the trees and red polka dot paper. The brown background is a white core cardstock that I sanded. I like how this card is a little sinister, the wolf is pining for little Miss Hood. ;)


Party On Wayne!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

This card is for the Wee Memories challenge blog, the theme is Party Time! This little squirrel is ready to party down with his pile of presents and his cute party hat. All supplies used are from Close To My Heart.