Saturday, August 7, 2010

Howlin' and Sending Mail

This is the first of two cards I made for challenges today. This is for Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #15, which is to create your own embellishments. I made the sconces you see hanging on the sides of the window, along with the candles and flames. I just love this Southwest Cowboy stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, and it makes the greatest cards for outdoor-type guys! After looking at the finished card, it looks more like the wolf is howling at the sun! LOL Ah well, I'll try this with different colors next time :)
Next up is the QFTD21 challenge which honors Irene aka DandI93 over on SCS. Her gallery is so much fun to browse through, and I chose this card to CASE. I really changed things up from her original card, but this free digi image from SliekjeStamps was a wee bit too big to add a separate sentiment panel. The image pretty much speaks for itself with the mailbox and letter in the cute pup's mouth! I used Kioshi papers from BG along with some Soft Sky and dark green scraps. I made the tiny faux brads and added a swirl cut with a sizzix die and a clip with some soft sky ribbon.
I'm off to a birthday party later this afternoon and it's a gorgeous day here in PA, so I'm going to soak up a little sun! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Carol


Card 1
stamps - MFP southwest cowboy
inks - Ranger vintage photo, antique linen, walnut, colorbox yellow, orange, red, versamark
papers - white, real red
accessories - clear detail ep, word window punch, yellow glaze pen, Fiskars shape cutters (window) Tim Holtz texure fades ef, sponges


Card 2
stamps - digi image from Sliekje Stamps
inks - none
papers - BG Kioshi, white, soft sky, dark green
accessories - paper punch, glossy accents, markers, clip, soft sky ribbon, Sizzix swirls die

20 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Both cards are so great Carol! I saw this little digi on her site and thought it was so darn cute. Love the great design and DP you used. Now I can picture my doggie with the mail...it would be in shreds LOL!

Lynn McAuley said...

Carol, I absolutely LOVE your picture window design!! What awesome work with the wood grain and fun embellishments. You have really done the MFP Southwest Cowboy set proud!!

Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful creation on Speedy the Cat's Friends Blog!!

Lynn McAuley said...

And what a precious card to honor our queen, Irene!! Great job!!

Sliekje said...

Hi,
your card is lovely, great to see my image used this way :-) Thank you for sharing it with me.
greetings Sliekje and cats

Joanne Travis said...

Beautifully done technique with that tri-panel card. It's stunning!!
Thanks for joining in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Silke Ledlow said...

Carol, both cards are beautiful!!! I really like how you sponged the first card...I think it looks perfect!!!

Thanks for you sweet comment yesterday....I'm thrilled to be a *Crazie* now!!! How fun that both of your family members are Chiropractor's....my doc really rejuvenated me...LOL!!! I have another appointment on Monday and I'm so looking forward to it :)!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Lois said...

Love your hand-made sconces! And the sky on that first card is amazing. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

Lois said...

Love your hand-made sconces! And the sky on that first card is amazing. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

Julia Aston said...

How very creative with your window scene and the hand made sconces! love it! thanks for playing with Speedy this week!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful layout with this set! Your embellies are fab! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at these awesome cards! Between my digis and regular stamps, my head is spinning from trying to figure out what to work on. You are just aceing these challenges. Gorgeous work.

JD said...

Great cards...The second one is so cute...I went to a birthday party today too...(WITHOUT A CARD) (Which surprised my family members...smile) Hugs, Jill

Louise Fox said...

Carol, you are so resourceful. I had to go and get that very cute digi before I could even write my comments to you. It is just adorable and your card really shows it off. And how perfect for OWH! And like you, every time I see that Kioshi I am reminded how much I really like it. Thanks for bringing cheer to my day. Blessings

Louise Fox said...

P.S. I also liked your Southwestern colors and the wolf card (a cousin of mine as I am a Fox)! L...

Silli said...

Both cards are very pretty...Love your coloring...HUGS

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Me again! Thanks for hooking up my blog candy, and I enjoyed hearing about your laid back trip. Hope you get to go again real soon!

P.S. I worked in a flag factory too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love what you did with this western set....fabulous.....and I love the background effect you achieved....thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends

and your second creation is entirely precious...soft and sweet

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely stunning card and I love it!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

helloholley said...

Love the window card with the wolf....and the little puppy one is adorable!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!! ;)

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Carol, the first one is fantastic.

Hugs
Anke