Monday, September 21, 2015

Colors of Fall challenge

The new challenge theme at Cards In Envy is "Colors of Fall." Autumn is my favorite season; the warm colors are so beautiful!

Here is my card. I used a masking technique that I learned 'way back in 2010 at a stamping class. The first tiny butterfly (Martha Stewart punch) was added to cover an "oops", then I decided to add two more (gotta follow that Rule of 3)!

Hope you'll join in the "Colors of Fall" fun at Cards In Envy!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Christmas cards for men challenge

The new theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is "For a Man". I immediately thought of the set of Christmas sweater digis I got at Vera Lane Design Studio at Etsy. I was thinking of all the sweaters guys receive on Christmas morning, or the guys who can't wait to bundle up and hit the slopes!

I colored the Vera Lane Studio digi with Copics.
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"Fall Colors 4 KIds" Challenge

I made this card for the "Fall Colors 4 Kids" challenge at the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge blog. I paper-pieced a Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things stamp and used Authentique "Something for All Seasons" 6x6 pad  I also colored with Copics and added a seam binding bow. I really love paper-piecing; it satisfies my inner child that loved paper dolls!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

"Inspired by a Song" Challenge at CIE

My card is for the new challenge at Cards In Envy : "Inspired by a Song". What a fun challenge! Think about some of your favorite songs and look through your stash of images to get inspired! I love this fun digi by Hambo Digital Stamps and it reminded me of the great Motown song, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine!"

 This little Hambo guy, who apparently has gone under cover as a bunch of grapes, looks pretty happy; I hope that means he's heard only good things "through the grapevine"! Here's my card for the challenge:

Colored with Copic Sketch Markers
American Crafts Basics Floral Purple (reverse is gingham) paper (12x12" sheet)
Pop over to Cards In Envy to see the rules for this challenge. I hope you'll join in the fun!  I can't wait to see what song inspires your A2-sized creation!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Birthday Cat Pout" card

This is the other card I made with a digi by From the Heart Digital Stamp that I purchased through a fund raiser that owner Faith Skrdla set up for her daughter's soccer league (link). There are several sentiments with this digi and this one really makes me laugh!

Pouty cat is colored with Copic sketch markers.
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"Spectacular Birdbrain" card

I made this card and the kitty cat card on my next post with digital stamps by Faith Skrdla of From the Heart Digital Stamps. Faith has set up a fund raiser for her daughter's soccer league and this cute "Spectacular Birdbrain" digi is one of the images available through the fund raiser. I love it and couldn't wait to bling up those spectacles! For more information, click here.

Spectacular Birdbrain is colored with Copics and her eyeglasses are blinged up with Stickles, Glossy Accents and rhinestones.
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