A Cozy Corner Box , New and True , & Halloween Cards

A Little Book Box...

Catherine has just finsihed this TRUE PLAY OF ART,,,,,,I've found a free template for a book box on By Donovan's site and I had to make one straight away ! It will be just perfect to keep my USB sticks in !

Enjoy this really stunning creation and feel inspired.

Recipe : Papers from my stash - Image from Nicecrane Designs ("Cozy Corner" Collection - The images of this set are gorgeous...) - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - Ribbon fromLive and Love Crafts.

My little box will enter the challenge "Brown" with The Ribbon Girl, the challenge "Anything Goes" with Rhedd and Rosie and the challenge with Bearly Mine as I have used their sketch for the cover of the box, here it is...

Happy Crafting !

A Cozy Corner CS - Click Image to Close

SM #68 - Color Challenge {Certainly Celery, Basic Black & More Mustard}

Directly from Danielle `s Blog "Hello dear friends and followers - so glad that you're here to visit me today! Wow - what a great turn out we had last week for the Make Your Mark Challenge at ATS&M. "

I opted for a very clean design so that the image really took front and center on the card, and added just the "teensiest" touches of color to the image using a blender pen and ink pads. My designer paper is from a retired collection called Spice Cake (Stampin Up!) - loved that paper for its rich fall colors. I have enough still to make a matching envelope too! I think this will make a great Thanksgiving card - or Thank You card. Haven't decided yet which - so I left the inside blank for now.

HERE is the adorable sheet use

New And True DSL - Click Image to Close


Halloween Pumpkins

Monika Skinner was working with my Halloween Pumpkins DSL,,,,to create this unnusual Halloween Card & Tag, I am falling in lovw with these unique and elegant colors,,,,woww,wowww

For this week’s DT piece I went for a Halloween inspired theme, here it is:

For my card this week I used one image from the delightful Halloween Pumpkins and some digital papers called Grunge Fantasy Paper Pack, both from Nicecrane Designs. Both are perfectly suited for making some beautiful cards for this week’s colour challenge … and because I had so much fun making the card … I made a matching tag too!

I coloured my image using Promarkers for skin and shadow and Spectrum Noir pens for the green and mustard touches. I then cut my images out and blended the edges with mustard ink. For the layered background I punched a border using the green paper from the pack, and I also cut a piece of the black/grey and the black/green paper for layering. (My black/green paper looks more black/mustard, but then my magenta ink was close to running out. In fact I had to replace it after the sheet had printed). I also punched a lace border, a flower and some leaves from black card and some more smaller flowers from celery and mustard card. I then distressed the edges of my white base card with some black ink and blended the edges of my papers, but not the border, with black ink too before layering as shown and finishing off by adding some black pearls.

For the tag I cut some black card into a tag shape, layered as shown and added pearls and a length of black distressed celery ribbon to finish.

Halloween Paumpkins Save Pack - Click Image to Close


Florence asked me to alter digitally my original imaves to get a better look, so yes, it sound as a great idera and here is her stunning work: I have altered these digi images a little bit using PSE. They are perfect the way they are but I personally wanted a softer feel to them. That is the beauty of Nicecrane Designs Images, the quality is such that you can manipulate them in so many different ways to suit your own style of cardmaking and crafting. Not only that but they are absolute bargain. Seriously, you have to see for youself.

You can`t miss these Altered Cards(Digitally) by Florence

For my second card I cut the little clown out and decoupaged it up a little. Talking of decoupage….Hello Rita…Hope you are ok. Rita likes decoupage. I made a little white collar just for more depth.

DSC_0043atflo0744BPThis card is dedicated to my lovely blogging friend Cathryn who has been really poorly. Thinking of you Cathryn and take care.

I wanted something a bit quirky with this. I love the surreal artwork. It just fascinates me. Especially the works by artists such as Christian Schloe and Catrin Welz Stein. So, I took inspiration from that style and added the fish swimming in the sky.

And a new Traditional Halloween Card

I love this cheeky little character. I thought, for this one, I would stay traditional and use just black and orange colours. I used Chocolate Baroques Spookylicious rubber stamp to make the embellishment.

And Here is my Spooky Halloween Save Pack


Spooky Halloween Pack - Click Image to Close

My final card for today, and also one that I am entering into the Addicted to Stamps and More colour challenge this week. I was working with "Dolly Dingle Vintage Cards".

I lightened and altered this image. It’s not really a Halloween card but I thought the colours suit the theme and it could easily be altered into a halloween card.I stamped around the edges of my image with a floral florish.
Dolly Dingle Vintage Cards - Click Image to Close

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Halloween my friends


KarinsArtScrap October 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM  

beautiful box, cards and tag are made.

gr karin

Jane October 25, 2013 at 7:42 PM  

Gorgeous creations again from such talented ladies and that book box is fab...I must have a look at those links as I could make something like this for my nearly born grandbaby ;0) Happy weekend x

Anonymous October 25, 2013 at 10:32 PM  

Such a wonderful collection of projects on display.
Some of those cards are most adorable!

misteejay October 26, 2013 at 9:08 AM  

Beautiful creations everyone.

Toni xx

Ira Huberts October 26, 2013 at 9:30 AM  

Oh my word, such a stunningly beautiful array of projects! And all so diverse, too, love the different shapes and all the gorgeous images that have been used! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

brenda October 26, 2013 at 2:43 PM  

Yet more lovely pieces of artwork from everyone and I am loving that sheet Catherine used.

B x

Gail October 27, 2013 at 5:05 AM  

Love that box!

Berina RGA October 27, 2013 at 6:24 PM  

Very beautiful box... lovely images.. thank you for your comment on my blog post.. I'm delighted :) and thank you so much for offering to give me stuff... The problem is I do not have a color printer at home. I'm really honoured but I do not know how to use it.. Sorry!!
Moxie Craftie

Berina RGA October 28, 2013 at 5:03 AM  

btw I'm your newest follower now :) I'm a big fan of your images :)
Moxie Craftie

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles November 9, 2013 at 1:26 AM  

Thanks so much for the link to all those amazing templates. Now it is a matter of finding some time to try one of them! Catherine created such a gorgeous book box.

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