Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dancin' & Drivin'


Here's my card for this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #200. I'm using a fun little pre-colored digi from CraftyMoments. Even though these little mice look so happy doing their little jig, I didn't want to wait for St. Patrick's day to use them, so I made a fun card for right now. The sentiment was computer generated and the paper has been in my stash for quite a while. I accented with turquoise snippets and used a MS button punch, adding some twine from Pizzazz Aplenty for the final touch.

Since I used snippets, I'll be taking this card over to the Snippets Playground week #100.

The OWH midweek throwdown was to make a masculine birthday card, but the linky tool never showed up, so I'll share my card here today instead. I used a Tim Holtz image stamped with black onyx versafine ink & embossed it with clear ep. I used a retired SU! flannel background stamp right over the top with some desert sand ink. I die cut the panel with a SB labels 18, edging with a black marker around the inside of the die before cutting. I sponged the panel with pink, blue & green Ranger inks, and added a few mini star brads. The background panels were stamped, sponged, distressed and torn, and the sentiment panel was a pre-printed piece I've had in my stash forever. Looking at an older car like this indicates the changes through the years, so I thought it would make a great birthday card for an elderly relative or friend.

That's all I have for today, so thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week ahead!

Carol

18 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Two more winners from Carol's circle! Those dancin' mice are adorable and it looks like we both went with the same color blue. Tempting Turquoise. Love that paper and button. Your antique car is one that I could love to own. You backed it up beautifully. Wonderful guy card, especially for people in our age group. Wishing you a marvelous afternoon. Are you in withdrawal from NASCAR yet?

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
what a fab card with such a super image. Great designing too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are such great cards for Pixie's and for OWH, Carol! Those dancing Irish meese have me in stitches!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

I don't know which one I like more! I love that cute image on the first card. So fun and a precious card!!
The second one though I think is my favorite. LOVE all the distressed look on this. Great image and a sensational card!
Hope you're staying warm up that way.
Lynn

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Your card is absolutely adorable and I love how all the colors are coordinated so perfectly. Great job!

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol, your sketch card is so cute. Love those dancing mice! The Midweek Throwdown card makes a nice birthday card. I like your idea about the theme of change. I also really like the background stamping with the sponging and tearing. Two great cards!

Benzi said...

Those dancing mice are having way too much fun. Cute, cute card. I love your button.
The masculine card is super. Love those papers and the old car. For sure, things have really changed....some things way too much for my liking.

JD/ Jill said...

Your first card is so cute! And a wonderful masculine card you have created...You are so good at making those...and I find them difficult to make...Great job!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, these are fab - especially the dancers! What a fun card! Great creations. Hugz!

Linda said...

Fun card. Cannot help but smile!

scrappymo! said...

Fun card with the dancers...know just hwho ti make this for so popped right over and picked up one too! Thanks for the heads up!

Your second card is wonderfully inky and lovely. Great image and wonderful inking!

Di said...

Wahoo, LOVE this card Carol - so much so that I just coughed coffee everywhere when I burst out laughing at those little meece dancing a Highland Fling :)

Hugs, Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These cards are just so fantastic! I love the little mice jigging their way toward the holidays!

Vince B said...

Love what you've made using my digi Carol, you've chosen the matching colours perfectly. Thank you for the mention too. :0)

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

really fun cards, love the mice! I wouldn't wait to use these either. Someone is going to have a big smile soon!

Mrs A. said...

I love your meeces to peeces. Just wait till Hettie sees them!! Hugs Mrs A.

Lynn said...

Those dancing mice really look as if they are having fun. I also think your TH card is super. I have that stamp, and must use it again. I really like the layering on the card. Lynn x

Debs Willis said...

Great cards Carol, those mice are a hoot!
Hugs
Debs x