Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hugs & Furry Friends


I'm sharing 2 cards today using the same supplies, but with different designs. These were made for Cards for Hospitalized Kids using an Inky Antics image and sentiment. The designer paper was a score from Tuesday Morning and I won the little MB feather dies over at the Snippets Playground. I pulled some matching dsp and card stock snippets from my stash to cut the feathers, and embossed the teal card with a SU! square lattice embossing folder.


I'm entering these at the Tuesday Throwdown 206 - furry friends - as well as the Snippets Playground #138 - use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Two-fer Card


 I combined the OWH Sketch challenge #236 along with the Mid-Month Throwdown - "gratitude" and came up with this card. I used Snippets of 2 shades of grey textured cardstock, along with some pink and cranberry. The large flowers were done with a PB stamp and fussy cut and popped up on the circles. The sentiment is retired SU! and the mini flowers were done with a SU! punch. This went together pretty quickly once I fussy cut the flowers :)

I'm also entering this over at the Snippets Playground #138 since I used snippets to put this together.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Carol

Monday, August 18, 2014

Just Monkeyin' Around


Here's a card I made with the August Digi of the Month from Deedee's Digis called Monkey Business. I used the pre-colored digi from the set, along with a strip of printed banana paper that's also included with this set. The embossed panel was done with a SU! embossing folder, and I added 2 word window punched panels for "tabs" on the side. I added 3 mini brads, and a frog brad to the sentiment just for fun.

Are you playing along with Deedee's August challenge? If not, you still have time to make a card and join in, PLUS you can download a free image from this set right here, so there's no excuse not to play along! Weekly prizes are being awarded this month with a grand prize at the end of the August challenge - all in celebration of Deedee's being back in business for a year! Deedee has a progressive monthly challenge and when you play along, you'll get next month's digi absolutely free! Check all the details here and come play along with us!

Thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by today and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead!



Carol

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Grazing Horses


Here's a card I made for the Mod Squad challenge which this week is a masculine birthday. I've had this image in my digi folder for a long time, but it wasn't named, so if anyone knows who drew it, please leave a comment and I'll edit this post to give the proper credit. I printed it on a piece of vanilla cardstock and added some stamped grass in 3 shades of green The polka dot dsp is a long-retired piece of SU! Apple Cider dsp (yes, I hoarded it all these years! LOL) I added 3 black brads, some black twine and a MS punched arch lattice border with a SNSS birthday sentiment.

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me today and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Carol

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday FWF

Here's my card for the Unity Friday Friends with Flair. The image was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Derwent pencils and an Aquabrush, and I added some glossy accents to the boots and umbrella. I watercolored the background to make sun rays, and then decided to pair it with this cute rainy day chick. The sentiment was made with some very old stickers from my scrapbooking days. The bottom panel was done with turquoise and embossed with a bubble wrap ef by TH, and the ribbon was from my stash. The inside sentiment says "You'll always be my friend." This will be going to cards for hospitalized kids.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Friday!

Carol

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cocoa Beach


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is "summer." Nothing says summer more to me than a trip to the beach. Well here's my favorite little mouse "Cocoa" from SNSS having some fun in the sun. I used a piece of Doodlebug Designs paper that reminded me of water & sand, along with a scrap of orange polka dot paper found in my stash. The green and orange ribbons were also from my stash as well as the mini brads. The image was colored with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful day whatever you're doing!

Carol

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Watercolored Christmas Card


Here's my card for the Tuesday Morning Sketch #262 with a twist of watercolor. This one took a while to put together, but I really had fun with it. The background was done on watercolor paper using watercolor crayons and pencils. I used a ruler, and drew in thick and thin lines in a plaid pattern, then used an aquabrush to soften them and gently spread the colors. After it dried, I embossed the panel with a Sizzix plaid embossing folder. The image panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder on watercolor paper. I colored it with Derwent watercolor pencils and an aquabrush. I used a fine black marker to define the windows and doors on the houses, and added liquid applique for the snow, and silver stickles for the chimney smoke and ground snow. The mat and holly leaves were made with snippets of glittered green cardstock and Heartfelt Creations Holly dies, while the banner on the SU! chocolate striped ribbon was made with vanilla glittered cardstock. The berries are frosted pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty, and the sentiment is retired SU! I know the colors are non-traditional but I'm happy with the finished look.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #137.

Wishing you a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by!

Carol

Monday, August 11, 2014

Back to School Time


Hello and a very happy Monday to you. I know it's hard to imagine, but right smack dab in the middle of summer, lots of kids are heading back to school. As a child, we always returned the Wednesday after Labor day, but things have changed in today's world!
I have a couple cards today made with the newly released Deedee's Digis School Daze set. I used the pre-colored backpack image and pencil and both were fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. A retired SU! spiral punch was used to create the border on the Imaginisce dsp. The chipboard circle and ribbon are both from Imaginisce too. This will be going to one of my DGD's who return to school in just a couple days.


This one will be going to my other DGD and her favorite color is purple, so I colored this one to make it different from the one above since sisters don't want the same things! I used fluorescent Copics on this one, adding a different sentiment and a piece of notebook paper - both from the set. Again, I used Imaginisce dsp, a chipboard apple, and some ribbon underneath the sentiment. The backpack was fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.


If you're not playing along with Deedee's August monthly challenge, you should check it out! She's celebrating her one-year anniversary with weekly prizes and a grand prize at the end of the month. Check the blog here to see if you're the first lucky winner of the weekly prize today!

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great week ahead!

Carol

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Summer Birthday


Mrs A has a new challenge over at the Butterfly Spot #12. This week it's "Summertime Butterflies." I used an I.O. Hollyhock die (thanks M A) with snippets of pink and white cardstock, adding 2 shades of green cardstock for the tall grass with a SNSS die. The butterfly was a snippet of pink with some Pizzazz Aplenty bling and the sentiment was done with a SNSS stamp. I have a fun summertime birthday card to add to my stash, but I should probably use it quickly as summertime is on the downswing already!

I'm also sharing this over at Di's Snippet Playground #137.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Somebody Left the Gate Open!


I found this Darcie stamp set at a stamp convention earlier this year, and just love the sentiment and image! The dog was colored with Copics and I added some clouds to the sky with Tumbled Glass ink, then added lots of grass with 2 different SNSS grass dies and layered them up. The background was a piece of raspberry blue cardstock, embossed with a CB Decorative Rings ef. The little tennis ball was colored with fluorescent Copics.

I'm entering this into the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #14 - "Z is for Zoo" - use an animal or animal print on your card! You've got to check out the DT cards this week for some real fun stuff :)

Have a great open-gate kind of day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol