Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #170 - Sketch Challenge

Happy Thursday!

This week at Cute Card Thursday, we have a sketch challenge for you. Here is the sketch...


...and here is my card...


Stamp: Fisher Dad and Daughter (Karen's Doodles), Wonderful Favorites (SU!)
Paper: Paper Pizazz Mixing Masculine
Ink: Ink Jet Printer, Copics
 Accessories: Brads, Fish Button, Hemp Twine


If you saw my post from yesterday, you know that my husband and daughter LOVE to go fishing. I just love this image. It is a true reflection of some recent days on the lake (the difference in the size of the fish - grin). I gave her a red jacket because my daughter always wears her red jacket fishing.


I love these old-fashioned brads that I found at Joann.



The tags pull out to reveal all the great qualities of my hubby! 

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to seeing what you create using this week's sketch.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challege #24 - Make it Fluffy

Happy Wednesday!

Summer is here, and it is hot, hot, hot! I hope you were able to join our summer challenge last week. If not, we have another fun challenge for you this week. Our challenge is "Make it Fluffy." We want you to use flock, suede, flower soft, felt, or something else that makes it fluffy. Use your imagination and show us what you come up with. And don't forget to use a stamp that 7 Kids carries to be eligible for the prize. 

Here is my card...


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




This is a perfect representation of my husband and my daughter. They LOVE to go fishing!!! So, I am in love with these stamps. I am quite certain they will get a lot of use.



This is where my fluffy element comes in. I used flock on my cattails. The cattails are actually made with polymer clay, a toothpick, glue, and brown flock. I mixed them in with some seed grass to give the feel of being at the lake.


What fishing trip is complete without a dragonfly?

I used the June sketch for the CLP Challege and will be entering the card in their challenge.


Thanks for stopping by today. Now, go make it fluffy!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Birthstone

Our Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week is to use your birthstone as inspiration for your card. I am a May baby, so my birthstone is Emerald. Here is my card...


Stamps: Tilda With Cute Skirt, Wonderful Favorites, Vintage Labels (SU!)
Paper: K&Co
Accessories: Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Buttons, Charm, Feathers, Berries, Cricut Lacey Labels


So, this card is for father's day. What do you think, too girlie? My daughter thinks so. Oh, well, it is on its way.


I just got some Perfect Pearls and needed to try some techniques, so I colored some white paper with distress inks and Perfect Pearls. I used this paper for my sentiment.


 I love the look of berries on a card. I have started to play with making my own. The blue berries are a result of that effort. I layered buttons and added feathers for a non-flowery embellishment. 

I used the sketch from Just Magnolia and will be entering the card in that challenge.


A LITTLE EXTRA...
I wanted to share this adorable give my daughter made for me. She loves to draw anime cats. She drew this cat and created a card.


Here is a closeup of the cat she drew...


She used polymer clay to make a cat to match.The cat is holding a cake with a sweet message carved into the top. 


Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #168 - Pins and Pearls

It is Thursday, and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Our challenge this week is to use Pins and Pearls. Here is my card...


Stamps: Princess Tilda, Sentment from SU!
Paper: K&Co, Music, DCWV
Accessories: Wild Orchid Flowers, Lace, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Pearls, Pin with beads, Rose Leaf and Branch Punch,



Princess Tilda is colored with  Distress Ink. You can see my attempt to cast my shadow, keeping the shadow darker closer to Tilda, and fading it out as it moves away from her.

I added a beaded pin and some pearls to my flower bouquet.


I used a banner for the sentiment.

I used the sketch from Wild Orchid for my card...


I will be entering this card in the following challenges...

Wild Orchid - Sketch
TOMIC -  Birthday Card
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Peach, Purple and Cream
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with option of lace
Make it Colourful - Cast Your Shadow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - It's Hot, Hot, Hot

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! Our challenge this week is to make a Hot Summery card using a stamp that 7 Kids carries other than Magnolia. I opted to use a stamp from Belles & Whistles.

 Here is my card...



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

Stamps: Wishes
Accessories: Prima Flowers


I colored Wishes with Distress Ink


I layers some Prima Flowers to create this summery flower.


For my card, I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and will be entering their challenge.



I hope you will come join our Hot Challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cute Card Thursday #167 - Embellish Your Image

It is Thursday, and time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge!

Our challenge this week is to Embellish Your Image. Here is my card....


Paper: K&Co
Accessories: Stickles, Cricut Lacy Labels, Glossy Accents, Lace, Shells, Nellie Snellen Floral Branch Punch 2,  


I colored Little Mermaid Tilda with Distress Ink, and then covered the tail with Stickles. I also added shells for ear rings and a few shells along the bottom of the image.


Here, you can better see the Stickles. I covered the bubbles with Glossy Accents to give the bubble effect. 


I wanted to add some ocean accents, so I added some pearls and shells. 


I added some color to the flowers with distress inks and a blending tool.


I am joining the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week. Here is the sketch...


I hope you will join our challenge this week and embellish your image. We love to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!