Sunday, May 17, 2015

Choo Choo

It's Doodle Pantry month over at the Die Cut Divas something yummy to eat.  You can see I'm not going to eat this train, but I couldn't help but print it out and play with it.  Yes, the blocks are not centered, nor are they meant to be center... there, I put your mind at rest.  I thought the shapes called for square framing and no muss or fuss.  The pre-colored train is bright and cheery and I didn't want to add anything to alter the simplicity of the image, so no background noise, if you know what I mean.  I used a red velvet ribbon and oval panels for my sentiment.  

I had to make room for the choo choo of the train whistle inside the card.  


This was certainly a fun card to make and it fits my simple sit back and relax mood today.  
Glad you stopped by.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Little Bit of Everything

Cleaning my desk brought up a die-cut I had cut, but never used.  I figured it was an orange perched on the glass, so I found orange paper to insert into the holes in the orange piece to inlay it.  A piece of paper needed a place and it found its way to a rectangle panel..  The rest fell into place from left-overs.  The strawberry is a Hero Arts stamped and colored berry.  I needed a little more orange, so found a die to say "hello".

This was fun putting together.  It could be an invitation to have a party, celebrate anything or really, just to say HELLO.


Close-up

Hope you like the card.  For some reason, this appeals to me.  Now, no slipping on orange peels.
Arlene

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


This looked so yummy making a card, that I'm going to try a shake for Mother's Day.  I had such a great time using the Doodle Pantry digials that every time I look at the yummy cards, I will to eat or drink something off the card.  Scary!


Close-up of the tag and ribbon

Colored embellishments from a friend in a recent card exchange (thank you)
Rectangle Stax


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CINCO DE MAYO

CINCO DE MAYO - more of an American holiday
To learn some of the history surrounding this holiday, check out an article at 
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

Time for a drink to end the day and play.  I had such fun putting these cards together.  I couldn't believe how many different images were in the Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks set and how many I would definitely use.  Fantastic sentiments to make you smile and have fun.

Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas challenge blog and you'll enjoy the theme this month, well, you will if you like something yummy to eat.

                 New Distress Ink "Cracked Pistachio
                 Distress ink sabby shutters
                                              Spellbinders Labels 8 dies on above cards

                                                                               Dreamweaver Fireworks Embossed panel
QuicKutz Oval die cuts on the two above cards
Copics on glass stem and rim
Doodle Pantry Apple sentiment with the blue tropical drink
Colored Dots from a friend in a recent card exchange (thank you)
Copics on glass stem and rim

Posting the close-ups of each yummy refreshment below.


 I hope you enjoyed these fresh cards and drop by again.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Something Yummy to Eat

Doodle Pantry is the sponsor for Die Cut Divas for May, 2015.  I loved working on this card, just the right pops of color for me.

I  still put nickels in the candy machine on the boss's desk.  I just loved the colors of candies because you can use just about any color to trim, embellish or otherwise decorate this card.  I really think this image would appeal to all ages, young or old, male or female.  

I hid the sentiment slightly under the netting as a sweet little surprise to the recipient.  I couldn't decide what to work on first from the selection of wonderful digital kits.  There are freebies and then again freebies with an order.  How can you beat that?   Hope you find this card sweet too.

Sweet Stuff available with purchase from Doodle Pantry Digital Stamps
Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks sentiment "You are sensational"
Doodle Pantry Apples sentiment - yummy
Die-Namics Rectangle Stitched Stax
I think the "you are sensational" tag is a Spellbinders tag
Red net ribbon saved from a gift

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Bright Flower in the Garden

I've always liked this flower because it is so versatile   I also sent this card to my partner, Lucille through the Card Chain Challenge over at Society of Stampaholics.  Deborah Nolan started this challenge a number of years ago and I love participating.  It's wonderful receiving your own card in the post from fellow crafters.

This is also my sample of the month for the Die Cut Divas' challenge for April.  Save the best for last?  I do love the bright and cheery card.

Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower I can't find the cling version, which is what I have.  There is a wood version at Hero Arts.  This flower is actually stamped three times and cut out to make layers.  Depending on how you stamp this, the flower can be simple to complex.  Using this Hero Arts note card from the boxed cards set, I adhered it to the upper left and stamped "Hello" in the pre-designed space.



Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower
Hero Arts Hello Flowers CL774
Clear sequins in center of flower as well as dotted randomly on the card with dots of Xmas Red Stickles in the centers.
Copic Markers R24, R27 and R29
Obsession Impression butterfly die from a set of 4
Glue-dotted the butterfly to the flower

Close-up

I colored the three layers separately and I really like the depth of color three shades of red markers gives this.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hello Flowers


April has come again and so too has Die Cut Divas' wonderful sponsor Hero Arts!

Hero Arts is always on the cutting edge and I love their flowers.  Here's my sample for the Die Cut Divas blog.
Hero Arts Hello Flowers CL774
Blossom Cuts DI096 
Hero Arts You're a Rainbow OWH CL765
Patterned background
Copic Markers
BoBunny Jewels 

Close up of the die cut flowers
Instead of a single flower, I doubled the flowers and the flower suddenly has a great depth to it and actually makes me think there must be more flowers hiding behind the first flower.
I love the matching dies that go with this stamp set.  I'm not spending so much time cutting out.

Thank you for visiting.