Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #162 - Sketch Challenge With a Twist

It's Thursday and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge. Our challenge this week is Sketch Challenge with a Twist. What is the twist? You can use any current sketch you find.

For my card, I used the sketch from Just Magnolia.


...and here is my card...


Stamps: Sitting Angel Tilda, Winter Bench
Paper: Ella Blue
Accessories: Hymn music, Roses, Berries, Pearls, Cricut Lacy Labels, Rose leaf punch, Branch Punch, lace, Spellbinders Fancy Tags




Note the music reveal on the bottom of the easel card. 


These lovely roses are from Wild Orchid.


I love to place music on the page as an accent.

I will be entering this card in the following challeges...
Wild Orchid Challenge - White plus two with a twist (add roses)
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Is it Wednesday already?

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is April Showers Bring May Flowers. Your choice, showers or flowers.

Here is my card...



You can find the following items at 7 Kids College Fund...

Stamps: End of Summer (Mo Manning)


 I colored her with distress ink. I figured since she is playing in the field, she might be a little dirty, so I colored her to reflect this.


 The bees are photo corners from Jolees. I just removed the corner and used it as a sticker.


 I used Prima Flowers and used rhinestones for the centers.


For this card, I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday...


Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #161 - No Text

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is No Text. Here is my card...



Stamps: Tilda With Cherries (I turned the cherries into blueberries)
Paper: Moravia (SEI)
Accessories: Flowers, Pearls, Cricut Lacy Labels, charm, ribbon, lace, berries


I colored Tilda with distress inks. I am playing with different styles of coloring hair. I love the result.


I found these adorable berries online. I used pearls to add a different effect of blueberries.


These are technically cherries, but I figured if I colored them blue with alcohol ink, they would become blueberries. 


I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for my card.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest #4

Happy Tuesday! 

I have another card for the Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest.

I originally planned to use this card for #2 - Magnolia Minis Only. Then I realized the house is actually a full-size Magnolia image, so I am entering this under the #4 category.


 Stamps: Tilda With Armful of Tulips (mini), House
Paper: K&Co
Accessories: Ribbon, charm, gold pearls (can you believe it, no flowers).


The scene is pained with distress ink. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Wish me luck!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest

Happy Monday!

Just under the wire...I have a couple projects for the Magnolia-licious Easter/Spring Extravaganza Contest.

My first project is for #3 - Anything but a card. I have wanted to make a birdhouse for a while, and this was the perfect inspiration.



 Stamps: Tilda and Her BunnyTilda With Curls, Tilda's Birds, Big Snail   
Paint/Ink: Benjamin Moore Sampler (green and green mixed with black for accent), Memento, Copics
Paper: Copics X-Press It, SU! paper
Accessories: Flowers, Stickles, Fleur De Lis Pendant,  MS Fence Punch, lace, pearls, Spare Parts, Scallop punch

Here is a variety of pictures of various angles of the birdhouse.








Just for fun, I also entered this in the Our Creative Corner Challenge.

Wish me luck! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #19 - Happy Easter

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge. 
Our challenge this week is Happy Easter - Make a Spring or Easter card. Here is my card...


Stamps: Bunny TildaValentine Bird House (Sugar Creek Hollow)
Paper: Pale Plum and Perfect Plum (SU!), DP from stash. 



I colored Bunny Tilda with Copics, cut her out, and put her on the ledge of the bird house with just her foot longer than the card to give a dimensional feel. 


I embossed my sentiment to make it pop off the black backdrop. I used Stickles to frame the opening.


I needed to change the color of some flowers, so used my Copics Airbrush System.


I hope you will come join us in our  Happy Easter Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #159 - Totally Tropical

Happy Thursday!

Our challenge at Cute Card Thursday this week is Totally Tropical. Here is my Tropical card...


Stamps: Surfing Edwin, Just Beachy (SU!),
Paper: Citrus (DCWV)
Accessories: Shells, Buttons, Ribbon, Ocean of Words Cricut Cartridge


 I was trying to give the feeling of an early morning sunrise on a foggy beach, so the character is backlit with the shadow falling in front of him.


I wanted to add a little something to the button, so I create a spiral with a left over piece of ribbon.


I used my Ocean of Words Cricut cartridge to create some palm trees. I like how these little trees help to create depth in the picture.

I am entering this in the Make It Colourful Bright Colors Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!