Monday, March 2, 2015

Thinking of You


I made this card for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #251 to "use a fence." I've had this MB Arboscello tree die for ages, yet I rarely use it, so I decided to go with a silhouette image, and cut the tree with black card stock. I sponged the background with scarlet, orange and yellow inks, although my photo editing shows it as green on the bottom. The silhouette birds were done with SNSS stamps, while Speedy the cat, and the sentiment were done with MFP stamps. The fence was done with a MS fence punch. This is a total switch from snow or spring-related cards, but I needed an escape from the cold weather, so I went with a warm autumn evening theme :)

Stay warm and have a great week ahead! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I Wheelie Like You!


I followed the OWH sketch challenge #249 to make this card today. I used Lawn Fawn "I Wheelie Like You" stamps and matching dies to create the image panel, coloring with Copics. I found some color-coordinated card stock pieces to match the bitty banners done with a SU! punch and Lawn Fawn dsp. The border was done with a MS arch lattice punch, and the twine is from Lawn Fawn. The little white heart was a random die cut piece I found in my box of hearts.

In addition to the OWH sketch challenge, I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

the Simon Says Wednesday challenge which is anything goes - featuring                                                                   Lawn Fawn products.

the Snippets Playground #166 - which is to use snippets.

the Mod Squad challenge -Spring Forward - use spring-inspired images such as                                         flowers, birds, butterflies, or spring colors)

                                           OWH Sketch 249

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope the spring colors in this card make you feel a tad bit warmer today! We're waiting for yet another snowstorm to start any minute now and last all day............sigh. Can somebody please do something to make mother Nature smile again??? LOL

Carol



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Christmas Puppy


Deedee's digis is sponsoring the Completely Christmas Challenge #52 which is "anything goes with a twist - add texture." I've used Deedee's "Puppy's Christmas" line drawing digi that I colored with Copics. I used one of the fun sentiments included with the set and added a few IO die-cut buttons and a little brad to the present's bow for texture. I shredded some matching green paper and used that to "sew" the buttons on, which are popped up with dimensionals.

I know there are many definitions for texture, so I've made another card with a different type of texture.....


This card was done in colors of lavender and pale aqua, and the background was embossed with a Darice snowflake embossing folder. I used Deedee's digis "Sending My Love" digi set, using the line drawn image and coloring it with Copics. The snowflakes were done with Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes, and I added some tiny Geo Sparkler stickers to the centers. 

Here's a little reminder that Deedee's February progressive challenge is still open and you have one more day to get your cards entered. Play along this month and win March's featured digi completely free! Click here for details.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great weekend!

Carol



Friday, February 27, 2015

Rudolph Days - February


I had this random piece of dsp for a long time and had no clue what to do with it, since it was nothing but words. I decided to cut it into panels and use each one as a focal point, resulting in 3 different Christmas cards. For this one, I matted with dark green cardstock, and embossed the background with a Sizzix ef, adding bits of mirrored and glittered card stock done with SU! mini punches. I suspended the ornaments with twisted silver and white twine.


Here's the 2nd card, using a Tim Holtz ef, and for this one I used a Heartfelt Creations die for the red ornament, adding a SU! punched ornament to the center. I crocheted a chain with gold crochet thread to suspend this ornament and matted with another random piece of dsp.


And here's the 3rd card, using a retired SU! felt snowflake, a snowflake brad from my stash, and a Darice ef.

My designer paper issue is solved, and I have 3 Christmas cards to share with the Rudolph Days - February 2015 challenge - which is to make a Christmas card and post it before the month of February ends!

I'm also sharing these over at the Snippets Playground #165 since so many snippets were used.

Thanks for dropping in for a look and have a very happy Friday!

Carol

Thursday, February 26, 2015

You Color my World!


The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week is "anything goes" and they're featuring Lawn Fawn products. I decided to make a card with this cute little Lawn Fawn stamp set I received free with a recent order. I just love those little crayons and added the fun smiley faces to them, after coloring with Copics and fussy cutting each one. I used a MS goo punch for the border, and colored it to coordinate with the crayon colors just to add more color. I used a Quickutz corner colored with a Copic and added mini brads for some more tiny pops of color. I matted it all on some SSS orange peel cardstock (I love this bright orange color!) I wanted to add some colorful and fun sequins to the white space but cards for kids have to be free of buttons or embellishments that may cause a choking hazard, so the white space will have to stay this way.

That's it for now and as always, thanks for stopping by! Make it a great day!

Carol

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sponged Circles


The MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #250 is "sponged circles only." Yikes! I've never done anything with sponged circles before, and I'm not so sure I met this challenge well, but a challenge just that, so here goes :)

I sponged circles with 5 different shades of blue inks, and used an Inkadinkado stamp set for the sentiment done in Midnight Muse ink. I punched 3 balloons from assorted snippets with a MS punch, embossed each one with a different ef, and lastly added assorted blue gemstones and color-coordinated twines for the tails. I mounted the panel on a piece of midnight muse cardstock and called this one done!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day!

Carol



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Paper Tole Flower


Today I have a card made for the Mod Squad challenge which is "paper tole." Paper tole is to stamp an image 3 times, cut 2 of the images out in smaller sections and layer it for a 3D look. For my card today I used a Hero Arts floral image and colored it with 4 different Copics. I added a small prima flower to the center which was colored with a Copic to match the green Cheery Lynn flourish. I added some tiny pink gemstones randomly to the embossed background as well as one to the flower center. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley (thanks Di!), and the background was done with a Sizzix Winter Berries ef.


Here's a close-up that shows the 3 layers of the floral image.

I'm also sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #165 since I used snippets of white card stock to make the flower.

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

Carol

Monday, February 23, 2015

Warm Thoughts


I haven't played along with the House Mouse challenges in a long time, so this card is for the HMFMC188 - which is "friendship." I colored the cute bunnies with Copics, adding some fluorescent Copic colors to the wings. The card base is PTI Berry Sorbet, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I can almost smell the sweet scent of that flower on this cold winter day.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

Saturday, February 21, 2015

OWH Mid-Month Throwdown


I was just pondering over what card to share with you today, when I got the email from OWH announcing the February Mid-Month Throwdown. They're asking us to make cards for kids, so here is a quick and easy one I'd already had made. I used a free Dustin Pike pre-colored digi image, and added some alpha stickers for the sentiment. The cardbase is Bazzill textured, with a piece of Recollections chevron dsp, and a strip of black, embossed with a SU! dots ef. I matted with a scrap of gold, and added punched stars with geo sparkler stickers in the centers.

Thanks for checking in today and I wish you a great weekend! They're forecasting snow and ice on the way, but for now the sun is shining brightly and I'm going to soak up as much of it as possible before it turns cloudy!

Carol

Friday, February 20, 2015

More Hexes

I love playing with hexagons, so I made another card using those same embossing folders as yesterday's card. I found this fun digital image online (artist unknown), and printed it on a square of white cardstock, doing some piercing around the edges. The lower portion was done with a SU! ef, and all those tiny snippets of cardstock were random bits of black & white dsp I fussy cut and dropped into the embossed sections. I may be crazy, but this technique relaxes me and I love coming up with all the different designs and colors. I added a piece of Lawn Fawn twine and a sentiment from SU! stamp and punches. For someone who's suffered a foot injury or surgical procedure, this should make someone smile :)

I'll share this one with the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to add a little texture.

Thanks for sharing a little part of your day with me today and make it a great Friday!

Carol