Sunday, September 4, 2011

Playing Catch-up Again

I have a few challenges to get caught up on, so here's 3 for starters. First up is the sketch challenge #85 from Stars and Stamps. This is the weekly sketch they post on Sundays, but OWH is also celebrating their 2nd birthday this month with a challenge for each day of September. This card used a free digi image that I d/l and have no idea who to credit for it because there's no name attached to the file. I used the swiss dots and square lattice efs and added some geo sparklers stickers at the bottom just for interest. The sentiment panel was done with petite ovals by Spellbinders.
This card is for challenge#2 of the OWH birthday bash, and this is a case of Ardeth T who has some sample cards right here. I cased one of her cards from the link and used another free digi image I d/l, and again I can't locate the designer. The only name on the file is hobby-palies, so if anyone knows who might have designed this, please leave a comment and I'll give proper credit. I used BoBunny liberty papers, along with navy cardstock. I colored the stars on the sentiment with markers, and added some mini star brads to the corners along with some embossed stars done with a CB ef.
I combined 2 challenges for this card. First is the Sweet Stop Sketch SSS124 as well as another Stars and Stamps birthday bash#3 challenge to use eyelets. I used this cute SNSS digi Berry Sweet Cocoa image and colored him with Copics. I used the square lattice ef again, along with some DCWV glittered green cardstock and edged the white circle with a gold paint pen. The strip across the bottom is just a narrow strip of cardstock that matches the other vertical panel. The dp was a scrap from my stash. I added 3 eyelets to the bottom instead of brads or gemstones.
I hope to get more challenges finished up tomorrow, as it's supposed to rain most of the day and I'll be indoors chilling :)
I hope you're all having a great holiday weekend, and thanks for taking the time to drop by :)

Carol

20 comments:

airbornewife said...

wowzers... all three are awesome! my fav is the Lucky Stars one.. because of the red, white and blue!! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

Joanne (jojot) said...

these are all fabulous....I especially love the last one with that deeeelish strawberry....fabulous work

thanks for your kind words about Pepper.....I am trying to keep busy, but he is in my heart and on my mind....he will be missed

jimlynn said...

Love all of them! Fantastic cards!! (Of course you already know which one I'm liking the best though - Go Cocoa!!!)
Lynn

Lee Mae said...

Your cards are terrific! I am casing the mouse and strawberry card!! Also, on the star card, hobby paleis is the proper credit for the sentiment and is also the name of their blog spot :)

ThePurplePlace said...

You've been busy and every card is wonderful. I especially love the card you created with today's Sketch!

Lots of texture and your make it come out perfect!!

Keep them coming...they'll all awesome!!

Lis

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, All three of these cards are precious. Your colors are great in all three as is your coloring on Cocoa. The two sentiments are wonderful. I don't have the energy to make a card today. Just came in from raking. YUCK!

Julie said...

Cute cards, Carol! I especially love the sentiment on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

You are just a little busy bee! Pretty cards! Love the black and white with a touch of red! Just perfect. Sweet Cocoa is adorable! :o)

Benzi said...

Three awesome cards, Carol! It is nice to be getting caught up, isn't it? I made a couple cards today..for later.
Rain here, thankfully, and lots of it. Yippee!

Paula S. said...

Beautiful group of cards Carol! Wonderful use of embossing in every one of these.

Marianne said...

Carol,
Three beautiful cards. I love how you used your embossing folders on these cards.

Shannon White said...

Miss Carol, these are all Fabulous!! 8-) You sure have been super busy! 8-) We had thunderstorms here today, not the norm for here this time of year at all..lol..just like we've been saying.. lol 8-) Love the embossing and the sentiments on the first two are just wonderful1 And you know I love love your Sweet Cocoa! Wonderful coloring and love your color combo too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Cathymac said...

Love the colors and textures on all three cards! Lovely, Carol...you have been busy! Cocoa is as adorable as ever! Thanks for playing along at The Sweet Stop!

Shelby Goolsby said...

These are all wonderful!! I love all of the texture. Thank you so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

StampTramps said...

Hi Carol! All of these cards are great! I love what you did with the first two because I've got several really nice sentiment stamps that I don't use much because of lack of imagination. Thanks for some great ideas! ~Nancy F.

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Carol, your cards are great! The first one with that striking oval focal point and awesome sentiment is my fave, if I had to choose! It's raining cats & dogs here, too; great for cardmaking!

Janice M said...

Great cards Carol! I LOVE that Cocoa card, he's sooooo sweet! Love the way you used the eyelets, need to use mine more.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Great group of cards, you did an awesome job. I think I am going to case your second one. I have that cuttlebug folder and have only used it once. I love what you did to it and the sentiment is perfect for OWH cards. Thanks for entering the OWH day 2 challenge and the others too!

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Wendy said...

You were on a roll the day you made all these fabulous card! I love each & every one! Terrific card, gf!! :)

JD said...

I love all three of your cards, but Cocoa is my favorite! So adorable.