Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Pop Up Card

Hi again.....boy 2 posts in one day.... I have been working today. LOL

I wanted to get this card ready for another birthday card that I need for later this month. It has a little surprise when it is opened up as there is a pop up in there. LOL I love making these as they always bring a smile.

I used a lot of different Stamping Up things on this card so I will just list them.

Card base- Certainly Celery
White mat- embossed with Fancy Fan Folder
Certainly Celery die- Apothecary Accents
White die that is stamped-Labels Collection
Small die- Apothecary Accents
Oval- Large Oval
Stamp sets- Bordering on Romance, Petite Pairs & Happiest Birthday Wishes. is the card.

I am entering this at

Spring Flowers will soon be here

Thanks so much for dropping in.....Come and visit for awhile and peek in at the other things I have done.

I made this card for a fellow carders birthday that is coming up soon and I just hope she likes it.

To me this card gives the promise of spring in the air as these are one of the first bulbs to show in my garden....even with some snow still on the ground.

Here is my card.... and I hope you like it too.

I know you have seen this border punch in a lot of my posts lately BUT I am limited with my supplies while down here...... so you may even get to see it again. LOL

I am entering this card in 
Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations #37
Avenue 613 Create  Anything goes #11
Catered Crop  Flower Power
Challenges 4 Everybody  Anything goes #16
Creative Inspirations  Anything goes
Great Impressions  A New Challenge-Use green

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Colours make a difference

Hello my blogging friends, so glad you took the time to check out what I did today.

I just saw this new sketch and just had to give it a try. I played around with two colours and ended up making two cards from them...... so you can see what a difference colour can make.

I made the first one using SU Daffodil Delight as I was thinking Easter card and I think it looks very cheerful and spring like..... and my friends up north sure want spring to come soon. LOL

The second one I did in SU Rose Red .....just because I have been using a soft pink too much lately and I need a change.

I think this makes a clean and simple card too.

Now take a look at both and let me know which one you like the best. I always love the input.

OK here are the cards. Hope you like them....I love this sketch and will use it again for sure.

Yellow first....just because I did this one first.

And now the Rose one.

I hope you are finding something on my little blog to inspire you ...even if it is just a small thing you see that you can use.

Have a happy carding day.

Mark's Finest Papers Sketch with a Twist #38
Make My Monday  Monochromatic
Make it Monday Anything goes
My Graficocrafts Oldie but Goodie Any thing goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Anything goes
Stamp With Fun Anything goes
The Pink Elephant  TPE191 Easter
The Shabby Tea Room #158 Anything goes
There She Goes Again Anything goes
Victorine Originals #55 Any thing Easter
4Crafty Chicks Clean & Simple
Card A Day Easter

Monday, March 18, 2013

Soft colours

Hi there...thanks for dropping in again. Sorry I don't have time to chat as I am trying to get this card in on time for a challenge.

Here is the card I did for Marks Finest Papers.The other one I entered tonight was not for the sketch.....sorry.

Hoe you like this one.

Mark's Finest Paper   Sketch with a twist 

Friday, March 15, 2013

A quick card for birds & flowers challenge

Hello again and thank you for stopping in. I hope you find something here that you fancy. Be sure to take a few minutes to look around.

I saw the stamp set that is being offered at Mark's Finest Papers for a sketch challenge and I just LOVE the scene with the fence sooo I got started and whipped up a card in 20 minutes ONLY to find out that the theme was for birds & flowers...... now I really want this set sooooo back to the drawing board I went. LOL

Here is the second card that I did.....which will qualify.

I used up more of the designer paper.....this sheet is has already done quite a few cards and I still have some left so watch out you are going to see more cards done with this. LOL

Hope you like what you find here and will come back for another little visit soon.

Paper from SU Brights Designer Pack
Stamps from SU Elements of Style
Ink SU Tempting Turquoise & Black
Punch SU Boho Blossoms

Challenge I am entering this card in
Mark's Finest Papers- Sketch with a twist #37

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lots of layers monochromanic

Welcome glad you had time to drop in...please take another minute to leave a comment if you like what you will spur me on to creating another new card to post here LOL and sometimes I do need a little nudge.

Todays card is derived from a layout that my sister drew up..... I looked at all these layers and wondered how I was going to be able to accomplish this.

I am soooo happy that I had some SU sheets from their Brights Designer Pack. Using this easily created a monochromatic  card that I felt was pleasing.

The only thing I might change next time is make the notched strip white instead of the pink.

One of the challenges that I entered calls for a double up soooo my scalloped edge is what I doubled up on.

Here is my creation...... hope you like it.


I think I will enter this here too.
Marks Finest Papers Inspirational #2
Make it Monday Anything goes
Any Thing Goes Double up
Oldie But Goodie Feeling Floral
Crafting For All Seasons #47 Spring into spring
Moving Along With the Times Spring is in the air

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Different Card With A Built In Gift

Hello again and thanks for stoping in for a peek at my creations.....I hope you try this new type of card with a bookmark built right into it, that I did for a challenge over at Mark's Finest Papers. This is such a novel idea and I hope you will try one for yourself.

I used a Goldfinch (canary) stamp that I purchased a few weeks ago. Then 2 weeks ago I found the companion stamp and I almost didn't buy it but now I'm glad I did as it worked out perfectly for the bookmark portion of this card.

I see now that I forgot to put a ribbon at the top for the bookmark but I promise I will...... I noticed it when looking at the photo's that I placed here. I'll just punch a hole at the top and add some nice yellow ribbon to match the Goldfinch.

Here are three photos of the card that I came up with. The side on the right has been perforated so the recipient can tear the bookmark off to use.

Card standing showing front and bookmark.

This photo is showing the card laying open looking at the back.

This one shows the front.

To make one of these you will need an 8 1/2  by 11 piece of card stock.  Measure in along the  8 1/2 in (at the top) and cut at 5 1/2" to form the card base. This will give you a cut piece which is 5 1/2 by 11.

Now place the 11" at the top of your score board and score at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2.

Now you will pierce down the 8 1/2" scored line which will form the 2" bookmark portion. You can place a ruler and pierce or use a piercing pack for accurate measurements.

Now simply decorate.

You can see step by step with photo instruction's here  by Jane, at Mark's Finest Paper's Challenge.

I hope you like what you see here and will come back again for a visit.



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Simply A Tea Pot

First, I want to extend a huge WELCOME to the newest gals that have become followers....thank you for joining in to see what I am doing. I love it when you leave me some comments so I know you have visited.

OK on to the card.......I made this card for a shaped card challenge over at Mark's Finest Paper.

I struggled with what to do for a shaped card....then I went to the net and found a piece of clip art in the shape of a tea pot and I thought piece of cake.

Great....I thought, until I realized that I don't have a printer here that will work with my new computer....sooo I got the image up on my screen then I placed a piece of paper over my screen and traced it out and laid it on my folded piece of card stock and cut the two layers out together. I even added a little drip thing on the end of the tea pot to prevent any little drips when you pour the tea as I hate when it drips. LOL

I had to make a tea pot so I could use that cute little verse....I just love it. Hope you like what I ended up with.

Click to enlarge

I have entered this at

Have a great card making evening.

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Quick Pretty in Pink Card

Hello glad you came for a visit. I hope you will stay for awhile and browse a little to see if there is anything here to inspire you in a small way.

I got a parcel in my mail this afternoon and I just had to get right down to it making a card with the new  die that I got.

I decided that I would make it with some Pretty in Pink card stock that I have on hand then I just used white to keep it simple. It was a quick card to do..... might have taken 45 minutes, because of the colouring.

Here is what I came up with..... for a very quick and simple card.

Challenges I am entering this in,
Make it Monday
A Lotta Rubber ALOTA 102  I am wearing pink & white today
Card Crafter's Circle
Stampin Royalty
Make My Monday
4 Crafty Chicks
Crafting For All Seasons

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lovely Swans

Good evening fellow bloggers....thanks for stopping in to see what I have been doing. It means a lot to me when I see that you took the time to leave a comment....PLUS that way I know you have been here.

This is my card that represents the blocking challenge that I had sent to my girlfriends up in Canada. We do these challenges while I am away and it keeps me from missing them so much.

I love the graceful look of swans swimming so when I saw this stamp at I just had to have it. It is from an old Stampin Up set from 2000. I used paper from a current SU designer pattern pack. I love how their papers match their card stock.

Well here is my card for tonight....... thanks again for stopping in and I hope you liked what I came up with for my card.

I added a couple of conner punches to this one to finish it off a little more. Which way looks better to you?


I am entering this at
Make it Monday
Mark's Finest Papers FOSTV 62

Friday, March 1, 2013

More bright colours

So glad you came back for another visit. Please be sure to take a minute to leave a comment so I know you have popped in for a visit.

Well the card I did in my last post was a real challenge for me. I had a hard time putting those three colours together but once done I got some good reviews from anyone I showed it to soooo I thought I would give it another try.

Just to refresh you....I had to use fushia, yellow and black on a card. This one I will use for a birthday card this summer for one of my grandchildren.

I am entering this one at Mark's Finest Papers too.

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