Thursday, March 31, 2011

Plain & simple man card

First I would like to thank all of you that are leaving me a comment. I really do appreciate when you take the time to do this. It makes me want to keep adding cards.

Well I have done this card up for another challenge and I think it would make a nice card for a man IF I changed the saying to something else other than "Puppy Love". I find it hard to make man cards so maybe that is what I should challenge myself to do more often.

Let me know what you think of this one.

The cardstock I used was Early Expresso and River Rock. I thought the combination looked good together. The ink I use was Soft Suede. The pattern paper was just a piece out of my scrap box. I am getting pretty limited with my supplies down here right now. Still no buttons .... but if you have been following along each day you know why. LOL
This qualifies for challenge at Stamping Vacation sketch therapy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Same card 2 looks

Look at what a few small dots will do.
When I had finished this card and took the photo it just didn't look right to me so I added a few circles to represent buttons, which I will add when I get back home to my craft room.
Boy what a difference this one little addition makes. I am entering the second one in a sketch challenge.

Could you give me some input about the colour layout.....I'm not too sure about this one. I hope you will comment and let me know what you think.

Now here is the one with the fake buttons. LOL But look at the difference those little circles make.

Cardstock: SU Certainly Celery, Really Rust & White.
Paper: Old stuff I had.

Card base is Certainly Celery.
1st mat is Really rust cut 3 3/4  X  5
Pattern paper cut 3 1/2  X  4 3/4
Certainly Celery mat cut 2 1/2  X  4
White to stamp cut 2 1/4  X 3 3/4

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CASED a spring card

Hi everyone:
Yesterday I cased a lovely spring card from a friends magazine done by  Lorna Brinkman and I wanted to share it with you.
I finished it and took the photo only to find out that the stamped background didn't show up soooo I tried restamping the flowers in the background with a darker colour only to find that it was too dark (see the one at the bottom right corner) so the rest of them I inked up and then stamped off first and they turned out better.

I hope you like this card as much as I did. Please leave me a comment so I know you have been looking in. I love hearing from you.

The inner scallop is embossed with dots and the birds wing is embossed with lattice folders. I just used a black marker to put a dot on for the eye.

Cardstock: SU So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla.
Ink: SU Black, Rose Red & River Rock.
Ribbon just some laying around
Punch: SU Designer Lable Large & 2 Step Bird Extra Large.
Stamp:Watercolor Trio (Birthday saying) & Punched Posies (flowers) Plaid.

Cardbase So Saffron
First mat Very Vanilla cut  4 1/8  X  5 3/8
Pink cut 4 X 5 1/4
Green cut 1 1/2  X  4

Monday, March 28, 2011

Clean And Simple

This is a card I made for a challenge.... it had to be clean and simple and the only tool you could use was the cuttlebug.
I stamped the background with Basic Grey then stamped the images with black and of course then I ran it through the cuttlebug.
It sure is a very quick, simple and clean card to make. I think it took me all of 10 or 15 minutes to do. I would have loved to embelish it more but had to quit right there. LOL

Let me know what you think of it. I do love to hear from you.

Cardstock SU Black and white.
Stamps: SU Just Believe & Elements of Style
Inks: SU Basic Grey & Black
Embossing folder: SU Lattice
This qualifies for Clean & Simple at Stamping Vacation

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Girl friends in pinks

As you have seen me say before.... I am not at home with all my stamps and what I have down here is very limited and I know I used this one of the girls before BUT what can I say other than hey, it's a different layout and of course different colours.
You just wait untill I get home and start in with all those lonely stamps that got left at home. I will be sure to put them to good use then.
Anyway, here is my card for today. Hope you like it.

I would love to see some comments so I know someone is peeking in.

Card stock - SU Pretty in Pink and white.
Stamp - SU set - The Nicest Things.
Inks- SU pretty in pink, black and going grey.

Card base cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 then folded in half
The top white mat stamped with stripes is cut 3 X 4
The bottom white stamped with dots is cut 2 X 4
The square pink mat is cut 3 1/4 X 3 1/4
The white stamped with girl is cut 3 X 3

This qualifys for monochromatic pinks challenge at Stamping Vacation.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A simple card with 4 looks

Today is another busy day for me but after I got home from walking my dog I decided to try a very simple card.
This is a layout that I have used for a lot of occasions and have found that it can be dressed up a little more or just left clean and simple.
When I am making a card I lay things out and play with it before I glue anything down.

Now just to let you know I am away from home with all my stamping supplies soooo I just work with what I have and I didn't have any buttons so I just punched out 3 little circles to look like buttons or brad or what ever. It will just give you the idea.

This is the clean and simple look that took all of 5 minutes to do.

Now this next one I added a thin piece acroos the bottom area to ground it.

Then I though ok how about some buttons... which I didn't have so I punched out some circles to represent the buttons.

Now I thought I would try adding the strip back on to see what it would look like.
Well.... that is what I came up with this morning. Hope you enjoyed this.

PLEASE leave me a comment and let me know what you think and which one you like the best.

The white stamped strip is cut 1 3/4 X 5 1/2
The Cajun Craze mat is cut 2 X 5 1/2
The butterfly square is cut 2 1/4 X 2 1/4
The Cajun Craze square is cut 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
The thin strip is 1/4 X 4 1/4

Cardstock, SU River rock, Cajan Craze and white.
Embossed with SU Lattice embossing folder.
Stamps: Elements of Style and Just Believe.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

An older card

I haven't been on here for awhile and decided that I should post something.... even if I made it a month ago. I had been playing with my copics and background stamps.

Right now I am starting to get ready to head back north from the sunny warm climate of Florida. I sure hope it warms up a little before I get back home again.

Well I hope you like the card I am posting tonight. I would love to hear what you think of my work sooo leave me a comment so I know that at least someone is poppin in once in awhile.

Stamp set is SU-The Nicest Things
Punch is SU Modern Label
Cardstock is SU Wild Wasabi
White striped piece is 4 X 5 1/4
Green mat is 2 1/2 X 4 1/2
White with green dots is 2 1/4 X 4 1/4
Green mat is 3 1/4 X 3 1/4
White with girls on is 3 X 3
Green mat for saying is 3/4 X 2 1/4

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another challenge

Here is another challenge card that I submitted. I seem to be running out of time as life always seems to be using up most of it.
I am in a hurry as I am going away for a few days but wanted to get this card in before the deadline so this will be a very short post.

Cardstock- SU Pretty in Pink, white and black
Stamp- Stampavie
Border Punch- Eyelet Lace
Punches- SU Fat oval and Large oval
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