Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Catching up with OWH challenges

My card is for the Stars & Stamps midweek throwdown, and this week the theme is "Going Dotty." That means use polka dots, DP with dots, embossing with dots, or anything that includes some sort of dots. I made this card for OWH in primary colors, so that some youngster will enjoy it when a loved one sends it home to them. The kite images are from a new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called polka dot silhouettes. I used the SU! slit punch to create the "tails" on the kites, snipping a little piece from the centers. I used 2 Cuttlebug embossing folders for this - seeing spots and swiss dots. The sentiment is by Mark's Finest Papers. The card was made from scraps in my stash. Do you think this card qualifies for having enough dots?!?! LOL
This card is for Sunday's Stars & Stamps sketch challenge #59 found here. I flipped the sketch and added a panel on the right side that was done with an EK punch, along with some knotted gingham ribbon. The image is Love You Bethany Bunny by Sweet'nSassy stamps and it's colored with Copics and matted with scraps of embossed lavender and green. The DP is by DCWV that I've had forever!
Ok, I think I'm caught up for now!
Thanks so much for stopping by today - it's always nice to have company. Have a fabulous Wednesday!

Carol

18 comments:

~ Kathy said...

Cute cards!!! oh the patience for all those ribbons on the kite tails. LOL It was nice to see you again this past weekend!

airbornewife said...

Your cards are adorable!

thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Soooo cute, Carol! Today would have been a good day to fly a kite! Tonight we will be building a boat!

jimlynn said...

Both are adorable! LOVE all the spots and dots on the kite card! So very cute. The ribbon treatment on you second card is just fantastic too.
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

I love this card. I really have to get that ric rac punch. This is two days in a row that I've been impressed with them on your cards. I really like that purple and green combo. I have been using it a lot also. You did a great coloring job. I think I got that stamp this week so I'll have to use it.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Your OWH card is GREAT. I'm sure some little one will be very happy to get this from some one away. I cannot believe you thought to use the SU punch and cut out the centesr for the kites. You are such a smart cookie. I'm going to have to make a list of all your little tricks so I can copy. LOL Yes, I think this card qualifies for the going dotty challenge. I got so busy making card I had in my head that I forgot to make a dotty card. I'll have to get something done tomorrow. Maybe you can row up here to Ma in your ark. hee hee

Benzi said...

In my opinion, you can never have too many dots. I love them and I LOVE your card with the fun kites. Someone lucky child will be delighted to receive this card.

I was just admiring that wonderful paper that you said you've had forever. I love it, too. Carol, these are wonderfully sweet and fun cards.

Yolanda said...

Love your lotsa dots card.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Marlene said...

Both cards are adorable - but I squeaked over the kite card! SO SO CUTE!!! Love it!

Elise said...

THESE are outstanding, my dear! SUCH fun in SUCH a tactile, flawlessly colored "Carol" way! LOVE your work, sweet one!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are so cute and COLORFUL, love them!

JD said...

Both are cute, but I especially like the kites, and all those DOTS! Neat!

Denise Marzec said...

SUPER cute cards!! I love the fun kites with the bows on the first one, and that knotted ribbon on the second is a great idea! Love that look!

Samantha said...

Great cards! I especially like your kite tails!

Wendy said...

Both cards are super cute, Carol! I love what you did with the kites! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are adorable, but the kite card really caught my attention...love how the tails are 'irregular'....gives 'flight' to the kites...fab work

Julie said...

Really cute, Carol! I love how you shifted the panel over to allow for the ribbon detail. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!