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