Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MInnie Mouse with punches

After I made my card I realized the Midweek Throwdown challenge at OWH is Disney birthday cards for kids, so I will stamp Happy Birthday on the inside.  I didn't have any Disney images so, as Sandy suggested, I looked at Pinterest ideas and Disney images and then I decided to try to make something with punches. Here is my Minnie Mouse!

I used a two inch circle for the head; two one-inch circles for the ears; and three punched hearts for the face. I turned them this way and that to resemble Minnie's face. Her bows are made with the Martha Stewart butterfly punch, because I didn't have one nice big butterfly to make her bow with. The "Dream" sticker is from Glitz and remember:
"A dream is a wish your heart makes!"

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fun with OWH Sketch 220

This week's sketch is fun and it was pretty easy once my brain started clicking and I realized I didn't have to cut the paper to the correct angle--just turn it, duh. Here's a card I made for a soldier to send home to a sweetheart:

DP: Authentique
Sentiment: Stampin' Up (I had no luck with my blue pigment ink pad)
 Star brad: BoBunny
Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a good week!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Sugar Creek Hollow challenge today: Easter!

Welcome! As I draft this post a few days ahead, I'm hoping very much that this new Sugar Creek Hollow challenge begins on a beautiful spring day April 12! It was a very long winter for so many people. Now we have this fun two-week challenge at SCH to make vintage or shabby chic Easter cards AND we welcome a Guest Designer, the talented Nicola of Paper Profusion! Be sure to visit her blog and leave her some love; her work is so beautiful.

Vintage Easter images are among my very favorites, how about you?  Here's my card:

Please leave a comment so I'll know you stopped by; thanks! Have fun with your vintage or shabby chic Easter creations!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cora/MWT challenges: Masculine

Hello! I had fun combining a pre-colored Melonheadz Illustrating digi from my stash with the Hero Arts stamp set, Graphic 45's French Country DP, and an OWH sketch from the archive:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An Easter card for Cards In Envy

I made this cute little Easter bunny card for the Cards In Envy challenge.

DP: American Crafts "Dots & Stripes" 6x6
Stamps: Little wooden bunny stamp (I'll go up and see if it has a name) and Inkadinkado
Candi Dots
EK Success border punch
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Card 2: Father's Day

Still working with Sketch 219, the Authentique DP and the Hero Arts OWH fund raiser stamp set, here's the other card I made:

The wildlife stamps in the Hero Arts "What A Guy" set are fantastic, PLUS it's an OWH fund raiser set. The "Happy Father's Day" is a little Inkadinkado stamp I've had forever.

First of two: a card for a guy

I made two cards today using OWH Sketch Challenge #219. Here is a general card for a guy; no sentiment inside so it could be used for love, friendship or even a Father's Day note. The vertical banner was added after a Pearl Pen oops. Note to self: allow Pearl Pen dots to DRY before you rest your hand on them!

Stamps: Eagle and Sentiment: Hero Arts OWH "What a Guy"
DP: Authentique "Something for All Seasons" 6x6 pad
Ranger Broken China distress ink
Pearl Pen