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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Another card

Oh my I'm on a roll with creativity lately! Gotta take advantage of this creativity while I have it, because you know I'm likely going to hit a creative block soon. So here is the latest creation. The digi stamp is from Digi Darla Designs.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp #167
Sister Act Challenges #17 - Anything goes
Pile it On #30 - Anything goes
Digi Darla's Challenges #73 - Copy Cat
The Cutie Pie Challenge #49 - Pretty in Pink

Monday, July 29, 2013

Santa Card

I'm on a roll with all these Christmas cards. Looks like I'll have all my designs ready and posted up on Etsy hopefully by the end of next month.

This digi stamp is from Digi Darla Designs.

Sorry the picture isn't so great this time.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Sketch Saturday #269
Pile it on #30 - Anything goes
Polkadoodles and Studio 12 - Week 30 - Christmas in July
Sister Act #17

Time to cool off!

Summer is almost over but it is still soooo hot here in southern Louisiana. This muggy heat from all the rain we've been getting is making me itch for a vacation!

Here is something to help everyone cool off in all this heat. In the picture the colors look orange because of the neon yellow I used for a mat, but I promise it is yellow. After all nothing cools you off like a nice cold glass of fresh lemonade.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - summer food and drink
Play Date Café - Splash of neon yellow
Sister Act Challenge #17 - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges #196 - Picnic
Pile It On #30 - Anything goes

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

Here is a happy birthday card I made using one of the Rick St. Dennis digis I have.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday #279 - by the sea
Sister Act Card Challenge #17 - anything goes
Card Makin' Mamas #72 - Monochromatic (blues)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christmas Note Cards

I must have been really inspired today! Here are two present looking Christmas note cards I made. The bows are made of paper using Kathleen Stamps' tutorial I do not have the Stampin' up products she used so I just used my Cricut to cut out the ovals and swallow tails. I also used my Cricut to cut out the tag. The faux stitching on the paper "ribbons" was made using a white marker, though as I keep looking at them I should have used my stitching runner thingamabob to do real stitching. Maybe on the next ones. The sentiments on the tags are embossed using Snow powder.


Challenges I'd like to enter:
Digi Darla's Challenges #72 - Christmas in July
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #227 - In Stitches
Sister Act Card Challenge #16 - Anything goes

Snuggling Snow-Couple Easel Card

I fell in love with this stamp last year when I saw it on clearance! I'm so excited to have finally made a card with it. I used black detail embossing powder to emboss the stamp on white card stock, then fussy cut it out to add to a 5x5 easel card. I'm also finally being able to use my cricut, though I'm already pouting at the husband to get me a Silhouette Cameo instead, but it will do for now. But back to the card, I cut the inner tag with the cricut basic shapes and used foamies to raise it to hold open the card. The white snowflakes are brads I had from last year that I cut off the brad pieces and just glued them down.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Digi Darla's Challenges #72 - Christmas in July
Sister Act Challenge #16 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quilled Poinsetta Card

In my efforts to be ready for Christmas this year, I'm already designing this years cards I will be selling on etsy. This is what I've come up with today:

I used a faux tile inking technique for the background and simply stamped the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in three different colors (I didn't like the first two). I also quilled the poinsettia in three shades of red to give it some beautiful depth.

Challenges I'd like to enter this into:

ABC Challenge - R for roses are red. It isn't a rose but there is a lot of red going on in this card.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Birdcage and flower card

I finally used the Tim Holtz die I've been having since before Christmas. This is what I came up with:

I made the cloud background myself with a template I cut myself and two different shades of blue ink. I distressed the blue bird die cut with the darker of the two inks I used to make the clouds. And of course the little flower is quilled with a little button center.

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown #250 - 5 Yr. Anniversary
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #225 - Tic Tac Toe - I used Flowers, buttons and distressing.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Everyone Loves Legos!

Yes.. everyone loves legos. Especially my little nephew, though this card is more toward a girl with all the pink.

I used my cricut mini to cut out the birthday tag and letters. I also cheated and used it to cut out the dots for the legos, since I didn't have a 1/2" circle punch.

This was created for Color Throwdown #250 - 5 yr anniversary

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monogram quilled door hanger

I know I haven't been posting or entering any challenges lately but I unfortunately still don't have Internet.

I recently received a custom order for a quilled door hanger. The letter is 9.5" tall and has a mdf base. The customer wanted neon colors, lol the only bad thing was I had the worse headache the entire time I was quilling the colored strips. I think I'm going to add a large quilled butterfly to give it a 3d pop.

Friday, January 25, 2013

CAS Thank you card

Making clean and simple cards can be a challenge considering most of my cards usually have quilled images on it, but I think I managed to do a CAS card. Enjoy!

Challenges entered:
Cardmaking Mamas - CAS
Color Throwdown #226
Simon Says Stamp - Paper piecing

I managed to make a few others just like it but in different colors. Here they are:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Be Mine Valentine Card

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, here is a Valentine card. The teddy image is from Meljen's Designs and I decoupaged it. Decoupaging my digi stamps is alittle new so I just did the best I could. The stamp is set on a lattice background and framed at the bottom with small roses I made with square pieces of paper. The roses are a new technique I was trying out, hope you enjoy them.

Pile it on #3 - Hearts
Dynamic Duos - red and black
Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piecing

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wedding Rings Card

I'd been wanting to make this card for a while but I kept getting sidetracked by all the challenges I keep creating for. So what luck it was for Cute Card Thursday to do a Diamond challenge. For this card I scored the lattice work with my scoring board and then placed tiny adhesive gems at the intersections. The rings are made from metallic gold quilling paper and I used silver glitter glue on the quilled diamond. And for alittle bit of color I added quilled rose vines.

Cute Card Thursday #252 - Diamonds are Forever

Baby Girl Teddy Card

So my mom needed a card for someone having a baby girl. I really loved the baby boy teddy card I made so I modified it to better suit a little girl. Instead of quilled safety pins and rattles I made quilled purple flowers with little button centers.

Play Date Cafe PDCC165 - Plum, mustard, rose

Friday, January 11, 2013

Orchid Wedding Card

I'm still practicing quilling scrolls so the scrolls on this card arent the greatest, but I am loving these quilled orchids. I may have to see about selling them as embellishments in my store soon. The love bird stamp is from Sliekje Digi Stamps.

Challenges Entered:
Pile it on #1 - black, white, and one color
Simon Says Stamp - black, white and splash of color
Cute Card Thursday #251 - Beat the Blues
Also here is a pic of what the card looks like without the digi stamp. It took me forever to decide whether to put the stamp or leave it off, lol.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Orchid Card

YAY, I learned to quill orchids! LOL.

Here is a lovely card that I originally meant for it to be a sympathy card but it can be used for any occasion. The stamp is from Flonzcraft, which I got in today along with a bunch of others I had ordered from them. I love these new stamps! The image is bordered with green quilled scrolls and two orchids. Hope you enjoy it!

Here is the great sketch that I used from Sunday Sketch and Stamp to create this card:

Card Making Mamas - anything goes

Thank You

I've been knocking out cards left and right for all these challenges. I didnt realize how many challenge blogs I'm subscribed to until I was boggling at the list of challenges I hard written down to make cards for. I would like to say I LOVE all these challenges and have so much fun making cards for them. They definitely help with my creativity.

This card is a simple Thank you card. I used on of my new Flonzcraft stamps I got in today!
To accent the simple card I added some quilled bleeding hearts. Hope you enjoy it!

Dynamic Duos #34

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Baby Boy Card

I've been busy today. Not only did I get one card done but I did two! Must have been all that time I went through withdrawals while my crafting room was packed up.

The colors for this card was inspired by the color challenge at Play Date Cafe. I love how they are bright and vibrant. I also used the Recipe from Dutch Dare Card Challenge to make this card. I will say the recipe did make things challenging. I usually dont use ribbons, especially not TWO ribbons on a single card. But I did have alot of fun making this one, mostly because the double card layout is a new one for me.

I used a teddy bear digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs. The patterned papers I purchased the baby boy one from Hobby Lobby and it had been just sitting in my stack of papers for months. The other two believe it or not I got in a huge pack of 12x12 patterned papers from Oriental Trading. To finish off the card I quilled simple rattles and safety pins for embellishments.

Well enough blahing from me.. here is the card!

Challenges entered:
Play Date Cafe #PDCC163
Dutch Dare Card #198
Cute Card Thursday #250

Sexy Valentine Card

Here is a hot Valentine's Day card. It's a simple black and white card with splashes of red. The digi stamp image is from Kenny K Downloads. The curve of the black is where the front of the card ends. The white you see is the inside of the card. To finish off the card I bordered the black with simple quilled hearts.

Challenges entered:
The Sweet Stop sketch #sss192

Pile it on #1 black, white, and 1 other color

Simon Says Stamp - something new


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy birthday card

So I finally have my crafting room together after moving. Which means I finally could get back to creating new cards. I still do not have Internet so I'm having to post from the blogger app on my phone, so excuse the pictures since I'm using my phone instead of my new camera.

My newest creation is a masculine-ish card. I used the colors from the color challenge listed below which are: medium brown, caramel brown, vanilla, and kiwi. (These are not the exact color names but you can find them via link below.)
I used my new happy birthday embossing folder and stitched the monkey from pattern I bought before Christmas. A few quilled leaves and a quilled banana as accents to give it a little 3D affect.

Mojo Monday #284: http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2012/12/mojo-monday-274.html?m=1
The ABC Challenge E for Embossing: http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/2013/01/e-for-embossing.html?m=1
Lia stamps challenge #32: http://liastampz.blogspot.com/2013/01/challenge-32-something-new.html?m=1
Color Throwdown #223: http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2013/01/color-throwdown-223.html?m=1