Friday, April 18, 2014

Blowing Bubbles


Here's this weeks Mod Squad Spring Color Challenge where we're supposed to use 3 or more of the selected colors to make a card.

 Here's the card I made and I think I managed to use all of the colors in the challenge! I used a fun pre-colored digi image by Deedee's digis called "Greatest Joy" and enhanced it a bit with Copics, since my printer is running low on ink and it looked a bit washed out. The papers are from Doodlebug and Lawn Fawn, and I used snippets of assorted colors for the flowers. The gems and pearl are from Pizzazz Aplenty, and I used a Cheery Lynn mini fanciful flourish for the vines. The sentiment comes along with the Greatest Joy set, and the butterfly was sitting in a little box of die cut items just waiting to be used. I drew in the butterfly flight pattern and antennae with a fine line marker. You can't see it too clearly, but I added glossy accents to the bubbles.

I'm also entering this into the Snippets Playground #120.

Here's wishing you a wonderful Friday, and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Simon in Ombre


Here's my card for this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - "animal antics." What better animal image to use than the Simon Says Stamp signature image - Simon! I used a piece of Ombre orange/teal dsp, and paper pieced Simon's cool duds with a piece of matching dsp in smaller stars. I added a little bowtie, embossed an orange panel with a Darice tiny stars ef, and added the sentiment on a ticket punch with a hand-cut banner, some ribbon & bling. The expression on Simon's face indicates he might be involved in many animal antics from time to time :) Cute!!

That's all for me for this Thursday, but thank you for dropping by and have yourself a wonderful day!

Carol

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tractor Stamp Done 2 Ways


My sweet friend Mary Anne and I went to a scrapbook convention last week where I bought this Rubbernecker tractor image and the Balzer designs mini dots stencil used for the background. I sponged through the stencil on kraft cardstock with 3 different Ranger inks, and then cut it into a tag. The image was colored with Tombow markers, adding details with a fine line black marker. You can't see it too well, but I stamped some dried grass on the bottom before adding the sentiment. (click photo to enlarge) I found some gears and a photo turn and attached them all with brads, adding my last piece of burlap and a snippet of checkered ribbon. The background was embossed with a clockworks ef by CB. Sentiment stamps are by Clear Art Stamps.
I'm entering this card into the Tuesday Throwdown #191 which is vintage/shabby chic, adding ribbon or fiber.



Here's the same stamp, used on a simple one-layer card - which I rarely ever make! I went from one extreme to another between these two cards! LOL I colored this with Tombow markers, and made the grass with a stamp from "stamps by Judith" (also bought at the convention). I sponged in some sky with tumbled glass ink, and added a little SNSS bird flying in the sky. I added a birthday sentiment and this will go into my next OWH box, as i'm sure there are lots of farmers who will enjoy getting a card like this!
I'm entering this card into the Cardz4Guyz #14 the sky's the limit challenge.

Thanks for checking in to have a look today and I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sending Love to Lauryn


Here's a card I made for Lauryn that will be mailed to her soon. I added a link to my sidebar for the details of this card drive. Lauryn is a 2 year old girl who is battling a life-threatening disease and we're trying to shower her family with cards and love to help her with her battles. Please click the links above or on my sidebar to see how you can help.

I used an inky antics image for this card, adding some pink accents with punched hearts and polka dot ribbon. I added pieces of blue card, and an embossed background done with a Darice ef.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Carol

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter


Here's my card for the Cards in Envy Easter challenge. I kept this one real simple by doing the polka dot theme with SU! papers and a CB swiss dots ef. The image is by SNSS, while the sentiment is by SU!. The rest is pretty much self explanatory, but if you have any questions, feel free to email me!

{Some of you ask questions in comments and I'd love to respond to you, but you leave no contact information. My email is on my sidebar, and I will answer all emails with questions that you might have.}

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Punched Dog Cards


I made a couple cards for the OWH sketch challenge #220 today. No, I'm not a speedy crafter by any means - I made these punched dogs a day ago and just added them to today's easy sketch :) When I first looked at the sketch, I was ready to run for the hills, but a challenge is a challenge, right? I sat down, turned the radio on to listen to Elvis (which is what I do every Sunday morning while I make my OWH sketch card) and this came together easily after I chose the papers! I used the Doodlebug "kraft in color" paper pad for both cards, using the flip sides of each for the narrow strips and embellishments. The sentiment is from Stamps by Judith and the dog was made with SU! punches and some bling. This one is for a boy.....



...and this is the girl's version. I angled this dog differently, and I like the overall look better than having it tilted completely sideways like the card above. The faces were done with a black marker and the muzzle "spots" were done with a "Stamps by Judith" stamp. 

I'm also entering these cards into the Snippets Playground #120.

Have a fantastic Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Laugh at the Rainy Days


Here's my card for the Tuesday Throwdown #190 challenge which is "weather report, and include the elements." I used a Lindy's Stamp gang image and sentiment, adding glossy accents to portions of the image, including the heart-shaped raindrops. I added a clear plastic clip that says "laugh" at the top, and used a SU! border punch along the sentiment panel. The ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty.

That's 2 cards for today, so I'm leaving the craft table for a while now!
Thanks for stopping by as always!

Carol

Clean and Layered Butterfly


I made this butterfly image many moons ago, but finally got around to using it on a card! I'd found a technique way back then to use a magazine page by stamping & embossing on it, so that's how this butterfly image came to be. I don't even know what butterfly stamp I used or if I even still have it. I hand cut it around the edges and adhered it to a gray piece of cardstock, and brushed the edges with a Versamark ink pad and embossed them with matching silver ep too. I used a couple pieces of matching cardstock with some black and mauve ribbon and called this one done!

I'm entering this into the Card Concept challenge #7 which is to use a butterfly. I suppose this could be considered "clean and layered" for the challenge.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and fresh spring air! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hooray for Spring!


I'm sharing some cards with you today that were made from Deedee Anderson's Hello Spring digital stamp set. I've really gotten some mileage from this set, as I shared a few cards from the set earlier, and today I have four more. For this one, I used shades of bluish-purple with random pieces of cardstock and striped dsp. I added a few dragonfly brads to the ribbon panel, glossy accents to the flower, and a retired SU! punch for the corners. The sentiment is included in the stamp set.


 This one uses the same papers as the first, but I added a 2nd sentiment from the stamp set along with some SU! ribbon and flowers from my stash. I added 2 different colored mini brads to the flower centers, and again used glossy accents on the digital flower after adding some Spica glitter pen highlights.


Same image, different sentiment, and this time I added a die cut branch with some tiny flowers done with a SU! punch. The centers of the flowers are punched cardstock in assorted matching colors, and the ribbon is from my stash.



Lastly, I used this adorable bear image along with some Lawn Fawn dsp from the polka dot pad. I die cut the sentiment with my Quickutz and added glossy accents and Spica Glitter pen accents to the flowers and letters. 

You can see how many different cards you can create from one of Deedee's digital stamp sets! Although these cards have all been sent already, I know I'll be making many more for next year!

Click here to see the entire the stamp set. This one even has dsp that I haven't printed yet, so there are endless possibilities for creating! Deedee has so many wonderful digi stamp sets that make wonderful cards and you can find them all right here

Before I go, here's a reminder to play along with Deedee's April challenge. Make a card with this month's featured digi, and you'll be emailed next month's digi completely FREE! If you didn't play along last month, you can buy this months "Under your Wing" set for a reduced price during the month of April by clicking the link above. It's a great set for those last minute Mother's Day cards you're going to need!

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Carol

Simon Says Happy Easter


Here's a card made for the Simon Says Stamp Easter card challenge. This image is from Angel's Landing and it was colored with Copics. I paired it with some lavender and soft green pieces of cardstock from my overflowing stash. I found a piece of darker green that I die cut with a SNSS die, and added some grass. The pretty green gingham ribbon has been in my stash forever, and this is the last precious piece of it. It's always been one of my favorite ribbons. The sentiment is from SU!

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol