Welcome to Hk's Crafts. I'm a housewife with a love for crafting. I make greeting cards as a side income and various other crafts just for fun.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cherry Blossoms and Chinese Lanterns

The following card was inspired by this sketch for the Tuesday Morning Sketches.

This is my card:

For the image I hand embroidered a chinese lantern pattern I bought recently from Stitching Cards. The instructions are easy to follow and with some patience they always come out beautifully.

Then I quilled a cherry blossom branch and flowers in soft pinks to match the flowers in the chinese lantern.

It tooks me about 4 hours to make this card but I believe it was well worth it. Hope you enjoy!

Challenges entered:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - #174
Pile it on - Anything but a Christmas card

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Yay another challenge(s)

So with Christmas getting ever so closer, it looks like everyone is doing winter/christmas themed challenges. I've already been pumping out a ton of Christmas Cards that family and friends have asked me to make so this one was rather easy to come up with something.

So what I did was make an easel card with penguins! I used torn white card stock to make the snow mounds and quilled the penguins and snowman. You can barely see it in the pictures but there are snowflakes embossed along the bottom where the stamped image is. Hope you enjoy it!

Here are a few other pictures.

Challenges entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Snowflakes
Dutch Dare Card - Winter wonderland

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wedding Card

OMG OMG! That is all I've been able to say since I've made this card. Alot of cards I've made, I've been very proud of how they came out, but this one.. I just love it.

This card is a 5x5 black card with gold/black and white/gold patterned paper as ascents. The Congratulations sentiment is printed on pearlized cream colored paper.

The digi stamp of the kissing couple is from The Greeting Farm. I colored it in with color pencils and then surrounded the image with pink and white roses. The larger roses are Prima inspired, handmade roses and the smaller ones are quilled roses.

I hope you enjoy this one!

Challenges entered:
Pile it On - Anything but Christmas
Sweet Stop Sketch - Sketch SSS186

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Baby Girl Card

Today I made a card for a new baby girl. I love this new fold technique! Until today I'd mostly been doing just half fold cards, but I think after today I'm going to explore fancier folds more and more!

The digi stamp I used is called Baby Girl from Saturated Canary. I used pencil colors to color the image and I quilled the border.

I also quilled small flowers with pink bead accents in the lower corners, mostly because I couldnt decide what to put on the lower fold flaps. But I think the flowers are a great touch.

And here is a picture of the card opened.

I'm still very new to card making so feel free to leave and feedback.
Challenges this card was entered into:
Cute Card Thursday - Girls only
Dutch Dare Card - Fancy Fold

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thank You Card

Well I didnt realize how many blogs did card challenges until I really started looking. I had so much fun doing the first one that I couldnt help but make another card for a few other challenges. I have a feeling I'm going to become a card challenge addict.

The challenge(s) for this card was to make an orange, yellow and brown thank you card with at least one stamp and using this sketch:

Here is the what I came up with:

I used some light orange cardstock as the base. I had some yellow patterned paper, that amazingly had specs of orange in it, sitting in my scrap box. I found some brown ribbon in my embellishment drawer and used some new punches I bought at HobbyLobby this weekend to make the flower. (I'm sorry I already chunked the packaging, so I dont remember what brand it was.) I quilled a few orange flowers and stamped the simple "Thanks" sentiment and the butterfly. Believe it or not they were stamps I bought on impulse from Walmart for only 97cents!

These are the challenges that I submitted this card to:

Sunday Sketch and Stamp: The previously mentioned sketch was the focus of this challenge.
Pile it On!: Orange, Yellow, Brown challenge
Card Makin Mamas: Thanksgiving/Thank you challenge

Diamonds and Pearls Challenge from Dutch Dare Card Challenges

This is my first card challenge I've ever participated in! I'm fairly new to card making so I'm constantly trying out new things and when I saw this card challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenge, I decided this one would be a good challenge to start with.

I made the dress out of a paper doily I bought at Walmart in the party supply section. The bells are made of metallic gold quilling paper and I simply just accented the dress and tag with pearl and bling adhesives. OH I almost forgot the belt on the dress is made of silver glitter ribbon.

I hope you like it!

By the way my picture taking skills are not the best. Hopefully I'll get a new camera for christmas.