Sunday, July 15, 2012

One More Post

 Greetings friends!  Looks like I have time for just one more post before I leave town today.  So I wanted to brag a little--here are a couple of badges I won this week for cards you have seen this past week:

WMS TM smallThank you so much ladies!  I'm truly honored by your choice of my card.

It looks like the health situation I have been traveling out of town to assist with is coming to a crisis pretty soon, so I don't know when I'll be able to make another card.  My priority is elsewhere right now.  But I'm sure I'll be back when the time is right--thank you for all of your good wishes which many of you have sent my way!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

WMSC105 and CR84FN58

 Hi folks!  This is most likely my last card before leaving town again this weekend, so I tried to make it a good one.  I'll leave that judgement to posterity!  Anyway, I did it for the Waltzingmouse sketch challenge WMSC105 as well as the CR84FN58 (red, yellow, neutral) color challenge.  I always love combinations of red and yellow--they are so cheerful!  Here is the card:

I used Waltzingmouse sets French Country, Chicken Wire, and Off Beat Backgrounds.  The Chicken Wire was stamped with Versamark on glossy white cardstock then colored all over with Wild Honey distress ink (the Versamark acts as a resist).  Trimmed the piece and mounted on SU Real Red cardstock, then added a small checked panel stamped in Barn Door distress ink.  The rooster was also stamped in Barn Door.  The red panel was die cut (Spellbinders Labels 18) from Real Red and embellished with yellow dots using a Sakura Souffle opaque pen.  The button was generously supplied by the Mousetress herself, Claire Brennan (thanks again!).  The sentiment came from a little Inky Antics set called Simple Sentiments.  Inside the card it says "because you can never have too many!"  I really liked that.  There is another one that goes with it that says "you can return it if you like."  Isn't that cute?  A few bits of red/white baker's twine finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a nice day!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Make It Monday 73 and CR84FN 57

 Hello all!  Yet another "thinking of you" type card from me--boy am I glad I bought PTI's Healing Touch Sentiments set, I'm really getting a lot of mileage out of it.  I did this one for the Make It Monday 73 challenge (stamping on patterned paper) and the CR84FN57 challenge (bright pink, tan and neutral).

The patterned paper used for the rose (from PTI's Year Of Flowers: Rose set) is from the 2009 Text Style Bitty Dot Basics collection, and the background tan paper is from DCWV's Linen Closet stack.  The leaves (from PTI's Turning A New Leaf) were stamped in Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I shaded the flower with Copic markers, and added a touch to the leaves with a Sakura Clear Star glitter pen.  And yes, Lisa, I finally tracked down that lace at my local HL--thanks for the tip!  Tiny pearls finish the card.

Thanks for checking it out--have a nice day (we are still in the 100s here for the 6th day in a row--whew!)


Monday, July 2, 2012

Dynamic Duos 9 and CleanAndSimpleStamping 197

 Greetings folks!  Here is another "feel better" card from me (I'm getting to be an expert I think), this time using the sketch from CleanAndSimpleStamping 197 and the colors of Dynamic Duo 9.

I chose a teal color for my second shade.  I don't actually own any Crumb Cake in my stash, so I made do with the caramel color in the patterned paper, and the Frayed Burlap distress ink on the center panel.  The patterned paper came from K & Co (TC Travel).  Before distressing, the white card stock was cut with a Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles - LG die;  after distressing it was matted with Taken With Teal card stock.  The sentiment came from PTI's Healing Touch Sentiments set.  The nautical embellishments were made using my computerized cutter (Roland GX-24), using cut files that came on a CD with the cutter--I just resized them smaller and colored the cut pieces with Broken China distress ink.  After the ink dried I game them a coat of Glossy Accents to give them dimension.  I guess this is not really in the spirit of CAS since it took a while to do it.  But I like the finished result.

Thanks for dropping in, and have a nice day!