Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ur so sweet card for YouTube challenge

So today’s post is going to be about a card that I had made for a challenge on YouTube.  The challenge is currently closed, I had really wanted to get this post up a while ago, but it had taken me a little while longer to get the card completed than expected. So for the challenge it was hosted by Vanessa who is 77Butterfly Luv on YouTube.  She had currently reached 500 subscribers and had a giveaway, in order to be enter into the giveaway you had to participate in her challenge.  The rules of the challenge were quite easy, meaning that there were not so many. You either had to do a layout or a card, use Chevron’s, three butterflies, stamps preferably alphabets, and thickers. So for me this was a bit of a challenge because I don’t own anything Chevron or thickers.  But I am very happy that I decided to participate in the challenge, I had a lot of fun making my card and I am very happy with the way my card turned out. Now if you would like you to watch the video below it is just an entry video and it doesn’t go into a lot of detail about the card.  If you would like more information about the card please continue reading this post.
For the card I started out with a black card-based, then I added some purple, Chevron, light blue card stock which are all from the Chevron paper pack from Michael’s and it’s the recollection brand. The butterflies were punched out using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and then I added some diamond stickles to them to make them pop. The stamped image is from The Greeting Farm, stamp set, sweet and toxic. I colored in the girl with my Prisma color pencils, then created a mask and added the blue color behind her. The ribbon is from American crafts and it is just a jute ribbon. The thickers are from American crafts in the fantastic collection. And I just added some white stitch lines using a gel pen. The inside of the card is pretty much set up the same way as the front again with the purple, Chevron, blue card stock. The three butterflies, the skull stamp is from the same stamp set is on the front.  The sweet is from a recollection alphabet stamp set. I had also mentioned that in my video I like to have my envelopes sort of match my card says you can see in the pictures below I had incorporated some butterflies, and on the back flap I had white embossed the skull  from the same set again.

 So thank you so much for checking out my channel I hope you really enjoyed this post. Until next time have a great day.                     Crystal

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


It is a long time since I’ve been able to post here on my blog, and my YouTube channel. I have decided to change the name of my blog from crystals craft and stuff to crystals creative spot. However for the mean time my YouTube channel will remain the same as crystals craft and stuff. I may decide later in time to change my YouTube channel but for now it’s going to stay the same. 

I haven’t been able to post in such a long time when I first started my blog it was something I wanted to do on a daily basis.  But life has thrown me so many curve balls in the last few years that my craftiness has really been put through the ringer. Don’t get me wrong I have been crafting, but not as much as I have been wanting to.  And aside from that I haven’t had the urge to share my projects, layouts, cards. So I do apologize. Not to get into much detail about my personal life, but I’ve had three miscarriages in the past four years, one of my cousins had passed away, and me and my fiancĂ© have bought a house in the past year that we are remodeling. So a lot going on in my life not only emotionally and physically as well.

So it’s our last past few weeks, I’ve been playing around with the layout of my blog and it has been getting me back into my craftiness so to speak.  So I have been doing all these changes with my blog I finally got it looking the way I wanted to and then I realized that Halloween is just around the corner and I will be making more changes with my blog to suit Halloween and then Christmas. I will have a new blog post, here in the next day or maybe today from lucky. On a card that I have made for a challenge on YouTube so hopefully I can get that posted here soon.

I also went to add on a quick note, that a few months back Jason had bought me that Dragon software that writes what you speak. And that is what I am using for this blog post, so if something doesn’t make sense the software probably wrote the wrong thing and I didn’t catch it. So please forgive me in advance for any mistakes, even though I will be proofreading this, it is still 4 clock in the morning for me and I haven’t been to bed yet. That’s all for now and hopefully I will have that post up on here later. Have a great day and until next time bye!!!!!!