Sunday, April 24, 2011

Card Cupid's Blog Challenge

Can you use a punch?  I bet you can - that's it, use a punch, so off I go to Card Cupid's Blog.  Come along with me.  And if you want to know where I found this great image, visit Digital Two for Tuesday for this image.
Materials used for this card are listed below:
Hero Arts Envelope Pattern S5507
Digital Two for Tuesday - free digital image
Copic markers - Garnet (R39) and Dark Pink (RV34)
Hero Arts ribbon down left side of card
Distress Inks Frayed Burlap & Worn Lipstick rubbed direct from pad to paper
Nestabilities - Ovals
Gold Stickles on blouse buttons
Cloth buttons on oval edge - cut in ribbon leagth
Martha Stewart punch - right side of card

Friday, April 22, 2011

For Hannah and Die Cut Divas

Uploading for Hannah's 90 minute scramble...... I added ribbon, a die cut tag, inked with distress inks and colored the birds with Copic markers.  There's some bright gold stickles on some of the notes and a nice little pearl for Die Cut Divas challenge too.

Friday, April 15, 2011

OK, I WANT to KEEP this card!

You know how it is when the card you have in mind to create actually happens?  Sometimes cards just happen, the feel, the mojo, the magic, whatever name you want to call it, is THERE and how sometimes, you just have to WORK IT!... Well tonight, picked up a couple of stamped images and digital images and found what I wanted to use almost immediately.

I really liked this sketch and I think it likes me too, so you may want to Get Sketchy too!   AND then the very last hour of the very last day, I FINALLY got busy to make a card for Wee Memories Challenge 51.   Using twine was the only thing I had to do and I found such wonderful examples from the DT member there.  I never would have thought of winding twine on a circle.  How crazy and delicious is that?   This sketch just called for twine and so I'm entering this card in the Get Sketchy and Wee Memories Challenges.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I'm sending this card to ScrappinBari for the Hero Arts Spring or Easter Card swap.  This is the first time I've made a folded badge, or whatever you call it.  It seemed I was all thumbs, but finally made the circle lie flat... just takes practice, more for some than others, I can tell you!

I followed the Hero Arts sketch on this one. The April contest is in high gear and I based this card on the very last sketch.  Since I was going to use this round "thing" I thought the background would be great with this Hero Arts Cling Circle Design (CG219) stamp.  When I showed this off at work, people kept reaching to see what the circle was.  It created such depth on the card. Then, the recycle part - the scalloped oval is yes - a tissue box that went through my Cuttlebug. Love those Nestabilities because they nest so well.  Hope everyone is enjoying their spring weather.  

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Recipe for Success - Die Cut Diva Style

Paula has challenged the flickr group Die Cut Divas to a recipe challenge.  My first thought was I'm not cooking.... second thing I did was read the recipe... all over at the Die Cut Diva flickr group..  Here's the recipe:

Nestie, die cutter of some kind or embossing folder
Ink & lastly
2 embelishments like buttons, flowers etc.

As Paula says "easy peasy".  I used my Nestie, ribbon, inked up a Hero Arts (HA) stamp from "Joy RideCL481, punched a hole at the end of each handle bar to add floss for streamers.  and added a couple of pearls to the wheels.  The bottom layer is stamped with HA "Envelope PatternS5507 to add a bit of texture to that layer.  The other two layers are my recycled tissue boxes.  I've had the stamped image and two die-cuts layered for two months and didn't have a clue how I was going to use them.  Yesterday morning I knew I had to make the card the way you see it.  Sometimes it works and.... well, they always work, don't they?