Sunday, December 4, 2011

Moxie Fab Challenges (times four!)

D'you ever notice that once you get rolling, you can't stop crafting? It's been a week like that around here. I made 67 cards between Monday and Friday.

67 cards!

And only 12 of those were "sets" - six of one design, and three each of two others. Holy moly. And I'm itching to get back at my desk again, which is good news because the second Midnight Madness is this coming Friday night in Sackville.

Moxie Fab World has challenges galore running right now, and I've had most of them running through my mind as I sit & create. Today I have 4 different challenge entries to show you, all for different challenges going on, so it'll be a long post!

First up is this edition of the Tuesday Trigger: Red and Rustic, which finishes TODAY, so get crackin'!  I found this a really challenging trigger, even though as soon as I saw the photo I thought "red...woodgrain...I think I have a piece of Basic Grey paper left!" Here's the Trigger photo:

...and here's my card:

Supplies: red woodgrain & holly paper from Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses;"
brown woodgrain paper from BG "Life of the Party;"
green paper from scrap stash;
Tattered Angels mist in Bubblegum Pink;
rhinestones & letter beads from stash
I found this tree pattern ages ago online, before I started blogging or keeping track of where I found things. The triangle is scored in alternating measurements of 1/2 and 1/4 inches (so, the first score by the base of the tree is at 1/4 inch, then 1/2 inch from the first score, 1/4 inch from the second score, and so on. Clear as mud? ok.)

Next up I have the project that I sort of sneak-peeked the other day when I posted the pic of my desk.

Supplies: sewing machine pp from MME 'Lost & Found: Sunshine;'
Wilton doily; wooden buttons from Michaels;
scissors button from Dress it Up!;
'thanks' stamp from Studio G; Palette Noir ink;
'much' letters & template for 'sew' from Basic Grey letter stickers;
Fiskars damask stamp & Wild Honey distress ink for envelope

This one is for the Celebrating Hobbies Challenge, which ends on December 12 (my sister's birthday!), to incorporate sewing or its icons into your card. (This challenge also celebrates cameras & books, so there's loads of fun inspiration to be had. Go look!)
To create the sewn letters, I decided to use some Basic Grey letter stickers as a template. I didn't want to try piercing them right on the card since I thought that would perforate  the stickers enough that I wouldn't be able to peel them back off afterwards. I used a piece of scrap paper, stuck the letters to it & pierced them, and then laid the scrap over the actual card to pierce & then sew the letters. Clear as mud again? ok. 
I was going to just lay the piercer down, but it stuck in the mouse pad and I called it good, lol.
When I was done sewing, I thought about sticking the needle in through the doily, and realized I had just enough thread left to keep it all attached. Bingo! I love happy coincidences like that.

Now for the Random Fun Challenge: I have two entries for this one, in two of the different categories. This challenge is to celebrate mustaches (um, what's not to celebrate? mustaches are awesome, except for mine. Thank God for Nair, I say), or buttons, or alcoholic beverages. Woohoo! Random fun, I'm all over it!

Supplies: papers from Prima "North Country;"
chipboard deer from Bo Bunny;
buttons from Basic Grey & stash;
Vintage Photo distress ink; Tonic edge distresser;
sentiment from Kaisercraft
 I love the quilted pattern of this paper, and the colours in the collection are fabulous - red and green, of course, mixed with ice blue, kraft, and a rich brown. *love it!*

And for celebrating alcoholic beverages...something I definitely like to do, I have a card that I make at least one version of every year. The sentiment is handwritten, inspired by one in a Christmas set from My Favorite Things.
Supplies: Dolly Mama stamp;
papers from stash; martini stamp from All Night Media;
Adirondack Citrus ink; Palette Noir ink;
papers from stash;
standard circle Nesties; polka dot embossing folder;
Elf sticker from stash; Basic Grey brad;
lights from Dress it Up!
The Hobbies & Random Fun challenges both end on December 12, so you've got lots of time to link up. And there are currently TEN active challenges over at Moxie Fab World, so scoot over & see what tickles your fancy.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)


Meg said...

Wowzers! 67 cards?!?! I don't think I've made 67 cards this past year! :) Love all of these cards, from the polka dotted fun on the martini card to fun folded tree to the gorgeous deer, but I definitely love the sewing one most of all! It's "sew" clever!

CinnamonSally said...

OMGosh 67 cards thats amazing Jessi. Lots of lovely eye candy here. I love your row of buttons under the Reindeer and your trigger challenge card is fabulous.

Thanks so much for pointing me in the direction of the button challenge at Moxie Fab.

Theresa said...

You've been a busy little woman. I'm lucky if I can make 67 in a year. I totally love how you did the "sew" on your card and I understood the directions. Beautifully done!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome little cache of cards Jessi! Loving the stitching on the 'sew' and that fabulous deer!!

walchowDesign said...

Whaaat! 67 cards! You are amazing, Jessi! Love "SEW" card of how you stitched it - very original approach!

JJ Bolton said...

Do what? 67 cards!!! OMGoodness!

Your cards are so cute! Love the elf and martini one:) And that stitched "SEW" is fabulous! You've really outdone yourself my dear!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks also for linking this up to the Celebrating Hobbies Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks also for linking this up to the Random Fun Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow! What a cool technique! I love your "sew" card !

Jen W. said...

Holy cow! 67 cards?? That awesome! And this is one rockin' post. Brilliant use of the red woodgrain paper on the first one. Love the layering and the stitching on the second one. Totally want that chipboard deer. And the last one is hilarious. And that's really your handwriting?? Can you make it into a font for me? LOL!

lisa arana said...

67 cards!!! I doubt I make that in a year! Ha. Love everything you shared today.