More of my daughter’s cards

As promised I have some more cards that I made for my daughter. Not a lot of embellishments so she doesn’t have to worry about postage. Here are 3 more cards and the insides. Sorry that some of the pictures are dark, but some colors do not photograph very well and my Autofix does not always correct the brightness.

First Card

inside of card

Stamps: Brush Hello (Stampendous), Ladybug (Rubber Stampede) Paper: orange and blue (not sure as they were in my scrap pile), white, Spring Stack PP (DCWV) Ink: Palette Noir Black, Kaleidacolor Bouquet Accessories: black brads (Pink Hedgehog), Copper Star Gelly Roll, Spica black microflake pen, Designer Label and 1″ circle punches, dimensionals

Next Card

inside of card

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes Paper: gold, red, and vanilla cardstock, circle patterned paper (not sure where any of it came from as it was in my scrap pile) Ink: Ruby Red, Mango Madness (VersaMagic) Accessories: ribbon (Michael’s), photo corner – 1/2″ circle – 5/8″ circle punches,
sticky tape, dimensionals
Last card
inside of card
Stamps: Clear Alphabet (JustRite) Paper: Taken with Teal, white, striped paper (from my scrap pile) Ink: Taken with Teal Accessories: Scallop circle – 1 3/8″ circle – 1 1/4″ circle – Boho Blossoms punches, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, half back pearls (Michael’s), dimensionals
Well I’m off to do some other challenges. I hope to post one of them tonight. Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!

The Race and some cards

I am so excited that the race season has started. I am a huge NASCAR fan. I spending time in my craft room watching the race and making cards. That is what I did today.

My daughter asked me to make her some cards that she could send out. I decided to take some time today and work on some of those cards. Since she will be mailing them I kept the embellishments to a minimun so she wouldn’t have to worry about postage. I was able to take pictures of 2 of the cards I did today before daylight disappeared. Unfortunately they are still a little dark. I am having lots of fun with these and hope you enjoy them.

inside of card

inside of card

Hedgehog Card
Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes Paper: Teal (DCWV), Frutti Fusion (TAC) Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories: Blush Blossom – Chocolate Chip – Pretty in Pink markers, Blue Star & Black Star Gelly Roll pens, ribbon (Pink Hedgehog), crystal effects, sticky tape, dimensionals
Harlequin Card
Stamps: Baroque Motifs Paper: Perfect Plum, Vanilla, Glitter Stack (DCWV) Ink: Perfect Plum Accessories: Photo Corner & Slit punches, ribbon, dimensionals
Well, what do you think? These are pretty easy cards but still have some pop to them. I made several more but ran out of daylight and could not take pictures. Check back later this afternoon as I will take some pictures when the sun comes out. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Loving my punches

I have created quite a few cards using my punches lately. I have also been on a flower kick. Not sure why, maybe I am anxious for Spring. I am also doing a lot of layering. Not sure you can tell from the pictures but there has been a lot of dimension on my cards lately.

Today’s card used the sketch from Our Creative Corner . When I saw the circles I thought it would be fun to make flowers and have butterflies sitting on them. I wanted my flowers to be more than just punched so I used stamps that were outline and stamped them in a darker complimentary color on the cardstock. I wanted the butterflies to have the same effect so I stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl in a darker complimentary color on the cardstock then punched them out. To add some more punch (no pun intended 🙂 ) I used stickles to highlight the butterfly body. I didn’t think that was enough glitter so I used Gelly Roll pens and Spica microflake pens to trace over the stamped image on the flowers. It has just the right amount of bling. Okay I know you are anxious to see my card so here is the sketch, my card, and the inside. Let me know what you think.

inside of card

Stamps: A Beautiful Thing, Delight in Life, Simply Said (all retired), Baroque Motifs, In Full Bloom Paper: Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Le Jardin DS Paper Ink: Always Artichoke, Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: Small and Large oval punches, Martha Stewart rose petal & butterfly & branch punches, ribbon, Orange & Olive Spica microflake pen, Blue Star & Purple Star Gelly Roll pens, sponge dauber, sticky tape, dimensionals
Let me know if you like my creation. Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!

Ladybugs on the move

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I think this card is so cute. I won’t chat much as I need to get going as I am going to a Valentine’s dinner. Sorry the picture is dark, but it is cloudy here today.

Today’s card uses Amy’s Friday sketch. I was looking through my stamps and saw this hedgehog with the ladybug. I then saw my ladybugs on the brick wall and knew I wanted to combine them. I used glittter pens to outline this image so it would not overpower the card. I also had a ladybug border that went also. After I stamped the ladybug brick wall I thought it would be cool to cut out the vine hanging down. I like how it turned out. Here is the sketch and my creation.

inside of card

Stamps: Ladybug ‘n Hedgehog (Penny Black), Ladybugs A-Scuttle (Pez-A-Doodle Designs), Watercolor Garden, Itty Bitty Borders (both retired) Paper: Green Galore, Read Red, white Ink: Palette Noir Black, Green Galore Accessories: Barely Banana – Blush Blossom – Creamy Carmel – Green Galore – Pretty in Pink – Real Red markers, Dark Gray & Silver Gray Marvy Markers, Green Star – Lime Star – Red Star Gelly Roll Pens, Black – Gold – Red Spica microflake pens, Glitter Dots, ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for looking and have a great evening!

A Wonderful Surprise

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so surprised this morning when I went to my blog to post a challenge picture on the appropriate website. I had 5 comments that needed to be posted. When I clicked on them it was a message from Dana at Craft Critique/ saying that 5 of my posts had been included in the Valentine Carnival at Craft Critique. I must have entered but don’t remember.

Craft Critique is a great website. They offers critiques on all kinds of crafts. They present the pros and cons and include the price when possible. They have some great submissions in the Carnival. Head over there and check them out!