Monday, January 31, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge - "Hearts"

Fun card to make and love all "the love" shown by the DT team with all the fun cards with "hearts' on them - follow the link by clicking on the title of this post and see what they have done!! It was good to pull out my House Mouse stamps and see which one I could use for this challenge. The papers are from Bo Bunny the "Crazy Love" collection, the sentiment is from a MFT set and the singing mouse is "Singing in the Rain" (who would have guessed that ...??) I used Spellbinders to cut the scalloped heart and the little ones are Marvy punches. The edge punch is from Martha Stewart. A bit of bling, some ribbon and some Glossy Accents from Ranger to add depth to the rain drops add some fun. Yes I colored the image with a few of my copics!!! Hope you enjoy and have fun making your own card too!!!

Fussy and fancy Friday Challenge - A Valentine Card with No Red and No Pink!!

Oh my goodness ... a rare card for me with no copics used!!! Fun to think a very "male" type Valentine's card but fun because when my husband saw the card I made the other day (previous post) for my brother for his birthday - his comment was "I want that card". So thanks for a challenge that got me thinking ahead of time of what kind of card to make my wonderful man!!
Okay lots of Tim Holtz inks and dies used for this one - the bird cage, the heart with wings, the flourish all his awesome dies cut on my Vagabond (that would be my wonderful husband who hunted it down on ebay for me for Christmas!! The papers are from Kaiser "Le Chateau Collection". Some bling even for a guy card is fun to do!! I used a music background stamp on the heart and a script background stamp for the bird cage.
The sentiment is made up on the computer and suits my guy for sure - this is a second marriage after being through some deep hurts and he has definitely unlocked my heart and let it soar!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Daily Bread Challenge - "The Blues"

Thanks for the fun challenge today!! The challenge was to make a card with lots of blue :)!! And as it is snowing here today and my brother's birthday is coming up ... thought I know just what I want to do for him. You see my brother helps with worship at a church in Denver so this great set from Our Daily Bread called "You will find Refuge" was perfect for him! I had fun teaming up so many wonderful products from Tim Holtz (his great distress inks, the Iron Gate edge die, and the Caged Bird die) to make this card. I did use some of my copics very lightly to color the bird and cut it out and then popped it up. I used a Spellbinder die and stamped it with a music background stamp and inked it up with distress inks to put the bird on. Now if you see the image up close you see a little key chain that says "home sweet home" .... okay a few artistic meanings here - one the bird is not caged just as we are not but can choose to be at home with God and sing to Him - two sometimes we wander away from that friendship with God and then we come back and what a sweet home that is!! Okay a little rambling there - hope you don't mind. The paper is from Bo Bunny the "Mama-Razzi" line.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lily of the Valley Challenge - Anything But a Square

Fun challenge to do!! I cut the shape for my card with my Cricut using the Elegant Cake cartridge and welded the two shapes together with Design Studio. The paper is from a mini pad by My Mind's Eye called "tickled pink". The image of course is Lily of the Valley (they are all so cute!!!) and the sentiment is from a MFT set. I love that the one little girl is more "flamboyant" than the other one but they are good friends!! Yes of course I colored with my copics but I am not listing them all cause I used a "bunch" for these girls!! Thanks for the challenge!! :)
... we are to get a dump of snow today ... time for card making this weekend..????

Thursday, January 27, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Let it Snow

Wow - I have not blogged since before Christmas... anyone miss me?? It was not only Christmas that kept me away from my blog for a time, but unfortunately my mother-in-law has not been doing well since the first day of the year ... so she is a priority and blogging not as much. She is out of hospital but still not doing great but since she is home my days are a bit more regular again.
So needless to say when I saw the challenge and had already colored this sweet Sarah Kay stamp and had not made her into a card ... and seeing as it is to snow again tomorrow ... thanks for the challenge ladies!!!! I am sure I know a friend who could use some "warm thoughts".
Here is what I used:
Sarah Kay stamp from Stampavie "Rose cuddling bunny"
Sentiment is from MFT
DCWV paper pack - Winterr Combo
Cuttlebug snowflake die
Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval
Copic colors: B0000, 12, 41 and BV11, 13 and W00, 1, 4, 6 and E41, 43, 50, 51