Friday, October 5, 2012

October Calender Page and a Masculine Birthday

Here's Heidi's October calender page. and it makes me smile every time I look at it! That kitty with the bag on it's head is just too funny, and look at those giant whiskers! I love the googlie eyes on the roof with the felt spider web. Click the photo to enlarge it and you'll see the detail a bit better.

Here's a birthday card I made for a friend of my husband's who loves motorcycles. The "frame" was a leftover piece from die-cutting a top note that I made for another card (which I'll post later.) I used the herringbone technique for that frame using kraft, black & white cardstock and designer papers. The motorcycle is a SU! image, and I added some "dirt" beneath it with a SNSS grunge borders stamp set and some antique linen ink. I "colored" the motorcycle with a black spica pen which looks much better IRL, and finally added some punched stars, mini star brads, and some faux stitching.

Here's wishing you a great Friday - thanks for stopping by :)

Carol

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Another great calendar page! I'm going to hate seeing the year come to an end. Those google eyes are adorable!

LOVE the motorcycle!! WOW! That herringbone technique is perfect for this card! Fantastic and know he'll love it. VERY NICE!

Lynn

Benzi said...

That calendar is waaay too cute. I love the kitty with the bag on its head. Great friend you have to give you those each month.

I love your masculine card and you are the best at making the herringbone pattern. It's a super card.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol (Heidi) outstanding calendar page. Love those eyes and spider (felt is the only kind of spider I can handle-LOL) That cat with the bag is just precious and I love the background paper also. Your motorcycle card is just terrific. I love the kraft/black and white combo. Your "dirt" came out perfect and the stars are a great little addition. Hope you have a great day today.

Renee said...

Love this man card! What a great idea with the frame around it!

downrightcrafty said...

love your awning and what a great image and the masculine card at the bottom a great image and love the shaping of the aperture
Hugs Kate xx

JD said...

That Heidi is something else! Tell her I still miss her blog! Another great page from her. I'm sure this is a calendar to treasure.
I love the motorcylce card. Perfect card for a guy. I really like the look of the herringbone techique, it's on my list to do, I keep believe I haven't tried it yet, the way I like to do IF, it always reminds me of that technique. Hope you have a great weekend...Hugs, Jill

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

HAHAHA....my afternoon laugh with this wonderful Halloween card. The man card is great too!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oops...forgot to ask....what stamp company makes the cat with bag over its head? Thank you celyinscatatt.net

Sue from Oregon said...

Great cards Carol!

Kim S said...

Fantastic. I love that cat's awning! And the motorcycle card is wonderfully decorated with dsp while remaining masculine!

StampTramps said...

Wow! Love the motorcycle card!

Shannon White said...

Oh What an Adorable October Calendar Page! I'm with Lynn, will hate to see the year come to an endAnd the google eyes are too CUTE!! 8-)

LOVE your Awesome Masculine Birthday card!! Super motorcycle image!! and the mix of dp's is just Perfect! Love the herringbone frame!! Your friends husband must have Loved this! Just Super Lady!

Hugs
Shannon