Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Wednesday Quadruple Play


Since we had a big snowstorm yesterday, I spent lots of time playing with stamps and making cards for challenges. This one is for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #233. I used a MFP image, stamped it in white ink, then added water color pencil colors with stickles on top of that for some sparkle. The sentiment was computer generated.


 This was made for the Shopping our Stash challenge #135 which is winter blues - to use blue as the main color. This isn't a winter scene, but it's all blue! I think the image is from Inky Antics, colored with Copics, and the butterflies were done with a punch-a-bunch and I added little trails with a fine Copic liner. The sentiment is a printed digi from my collection.


 This was made for the Cards in Envy "through the window" challenge which was to make a window card. I used the Lawn Fawn Valentine stamp set for this one. It was hard to photograph the actual window, but I reversed the striped dsp on the inside to give it some definite contrast. I die cut the window with SB circle dies and stamped the little bunny right onto the dsp, coloring with with Copics and a white gel pen for the fluffy tail.

This card is for the Operation Write Home midweek throwdown to make a pastel-colored card. This was made some time ago and never posted, but it works for this challenge, so I'm going to enter it now. The background was embossed with Baroque Motifs in white, then sponged with pale colors of blue, pink and yellow. The panel on the left is actually paper tape that I've had forever. The daisies were done with a die from SSS, and the sentiment is from SU!

I have to go out and shovel snow for a while, so if I've missed any details you need for any of these cards, please email me and I'll get back to you ASAP!

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fantastic day!

Carol

31 comments:

Chana said...

Wow, I can see you are a lady after my own heart. "Never let a good crafting opportunity go to waste!" A four designs are simply gorgeous! Beautifully composed and executed. Great use of line, shapes, space and color in all four projects! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Benzi said...

Carol, you've made a super group of cards. I love the technique you used on those daisies and the bottom card has such a beautiful bg..love that tape, too. The two middle cards are real sweeties with the cute animal images.

Throw some of that snow my way as you shovel. Ha

Sandy Trefger said...

Love all your cards! You had a great creative day! The one for our challenge at Cards in Envy is so cute! Love that little bunny, the hearts and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

Ronni Unger said...

Hi Carol - beautiful cards! I love the doggie stamp - I bought that set last year and love it!

jimlynn said...

You've been super busy creating all these beauties!!! I love that last card - but then all of them are so cute and lovely.
Have fun shoveling snow! UCK!
Lynn

Anne Slattery said...

Love the softness of the OWH card and your techniques are awesome. Read your comment on my blog about L&L stamps in Lancaster. My favorite stamping store is Farmhouse Memories in Paradise. Yes this snowstorm has made for a great creative time. TFS!

StampTramps said...

You had quite the crafty day!!! Don't spend too much time out there shoveling, it's too darn cold!!!

Irish Cherokee said...

As usual excellent job on all four cards.

JD/ Jill said...

Snow! What snow! Is that what all that white stuff out my window is...LOL! You sure put the snowy day to good use...Lots of great card making here...I especially like the first one with the pretty well done flowers, colors and layout!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It is the mother load of creativity! Excellent choices of colors, and techniques, Carol! Yes, the pooch is an Inky Antics from their Delightful Dogs #2 set

Debbie said...

These are all beautiful!! I really admire you using black for the main panel of the first one! That's gorgeous!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Jen M said...

Nice cards, carol! You've been busy! Stay warm!

Donna Hanley said...

Snowy days in Pa, equals tons of great creativity from Carol. YAY for us our here in blog land. All fantastic cards. I really love the OWH pastel one. Such a sweet look. Stay inside and warm. It's terribly cold here and is going to stay that way for a few more days.

Deedee Anderson said...

These are all so wonderful, Carol! I'm especially partial to the doggy card -- he is just too cute! Glad that you found a fun way to spend your snow day.

BobbisTreasure said...

Love your embossing!!

Scrapenabler said...

Great cards! Love your window card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

downrightcrafty said...

such I candy and a lovely selection too
Hugs Kate xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many great cards today! I came by following your dog from SOS. I'm really liking what everyone did with their blues. He's quite the cutie. I like your happy birthday daisies as well. The little Lawn Fawn bunny made me go "Awwwww!" Windows and apertures are hot stuff right now. I like how you changed directions of the stripes to really show off that it is a different layer. I'm really impressed with your pastel card. I'm not that fond of pastel but this card ROCKED. So soft and pretty. Maybe I can like pastels after all.

Susan (rainy) said...

Four fabulous cards.. some playful and some just plain gorgeous. My favorite thing of all though is the little tail trails that you added. Made me giggle... why I don't know, but just love them. lol

Brenda said...

Wow Carol what fabulous cards you have made! I love each and every one of them!!! You are a card making machine. lol

MaryH said...

Wow! I'm impressed. You made all these cards, then went out to shovel snow. Lady, have you got some energy! Each is as lovely as can be, but I'm especially liking your black w/c (#1). Lovin' those pretty die flowers with all the lovely papers & layouts. Then I liked the cute bunny...and then...Oh well, Just say I loved all of 'em! Hope you didn't overdo the shoveling. TFS & Hugs

ThePurplePlace said...

W0weeeeee!! You have had one of the wonderful creative weeks and I'm loving all your amazing cards.

It's very touch to pick a favorite, but I do love the Doogie..of course and also love the Die Cuts flower card done in the pastels. That is one of my favorite dies.

PS: Have to thank you AGAIN for the link to Cards with Envy ...I actually WON the Snow buddy Challenge and was thrilled to pieces.

PPS: Looking forward to doing so SU shopping once the Celebration Sale starts...I have lots of goodies on my WISH LIST and really LOVE so many of the new colors, pretty papers and so much MORE! Heck I seem to want it ALL!!!

Sybrina K said...

Absolutely adore the MWT card -- so lovely!

LisaM said...

All of your cards are fabulous. Love your window! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!

Donna said...

Fantastic cards! I love that doggy image! He looks like he's going to pounce on those butterflies at any minute! Thanks for joining us for the "Winter Blues" challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week :)

Kris B said...

What a fun way to spend a snow day! All your creations are wonderful! Great take on this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketch! Love the watercolor on black! The stickles are a wonderful touch! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Chris D. said...

Wow! You've been busy! Your cards are all so wonderful! What a great card for the Winter Blues challenge! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Melissa Craig said...

You certainly knew how to make the best of the snowstorm! What amazing cards! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Nice job with the card. Love the bunny. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy.

Marilyn Leonard said...

Awww, what a cute little bunny! Adorable! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

wendipooh13 said...

great batch of cards and love your window!! cute lil bunny!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in envy!!!!