Sunday, June 10, 2012

Pink, yellow, peach & aqua

I've been busy with little kittens with no Momma for the past few weeks but now that things have settled down (and everyone is using the litter box!) I found some time to get back to some card making.  I saw a techniques somewhere...I honestly can't remember where...of coloring and embossed image with copics so I thought I'd give it a try.  

This is what I came up with.

I'm not really in love with this card.  I think maybe it needs a border around the raised panel in a coordinating color.  Hmm...I wasn't going to try this technique again but now I'm rethinking it.

I'm entering this card the following challenge:
The Color Throwdown #195--Pink, yellow, peach & aqua

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mother's Day Card

I'm pretty sure my Mom doesn't read this blog to it's safe to post a picture of the Mother's day card I made for her :)  I'm venturing into the Copics world.   I've always loved this stamp and while it seemed really intimidating to try and color it, it was actually easier than I thought it would be.  There are lots of little lines to guide where the shading should go.  I think it's a pretty good effect, but I definitely need more practice.  I'm sure my Mom will love it.

I'm entering this card int e following challenges:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pink, Orange & Yellow

The weather is cold and snowy snowy so today is a good day for card making.  CR84FN has a color challenge on using pink, orange and yellow.  They are very festive, spring-like colors so I'm hoping they'll chase away the winter blues.  It is spring after all!

This is the card I created.  It's not what I originally had planned.  I have some paper with pink, orange and yellow flowers in a circle that I planned to use as a jumping off point.  However, when I got the sentiment and background finished I found that the circle was too big and you couldn't see the Thank in the sentiment.  Oh well, I think it still looks OK without the flower.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CR84FN #50-pink, orange, yellow

Say It In....Yellow and White

Annabelle stamps has a color challenge this week...yellow and white.  I really love a lot of the creations that their design team does.  Who knew that so many beautiful cards could be made with using only two colors?  One color really because I never seem to think that white counts :)

 I found it difficult to limit myself to just two colors but I think I did pretty good.  Of course I made a Thank You card.  Actually, I made 4 of them.  Each is slightly different; the pearls were in a different spot and a couple had a different yellow shape.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Say It In....yellow and white

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yellow, Grey, Charcoal Thank You Cards

It's time to get back into making Thank You cards for AARCS.  I've got a litter of 4 newborn kittens right now so I've been busy taking care of staring endlessly at them.  AARCS has recently started rescuing more cats so I might make some cat thank you cards in the future.

The Play Date Cafe has a Charcoal, Ash, Butter color challenge going on this week

I made the following two cards using these colors

I'm entering these cards in the following chellenges:
The Play Date Cafe  PDCC122-Charcoal, Ash, Butter.

EDIT: Oops, I guess I missed the deadline to submit for the Play Date Cafe challenge.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Birthday Card for My Brother

My last brother's birthday is this week.  I'm behind on my card making so this one is likely to arrive late.  I've been thinking that I need to start working on next year's cards now so that my family can finally get a card on time!  I guess it's the thought that counts though right?

This is another fun image from Bugaboo Stamps There are a whole lot of colors going on with this card but I think it looks pretty cheerful.  I added a bit of bling to the penguin's eye and cherry on the cupcake.  I also put some glossy accents on the cupcake icing, but it doesn't show up well in the picture.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges #124

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Birthday Card for My Niece

I've seen lots of very nice cards with a window punch out and the sentiment on the inside of the card but I've never tried one before.  I thought I'd try it when I made a birthday card for my Niece.  I think it's pretty nice for a first try and it's much nicer in real life than in the pic.  I stamped the chartreuse in a circle inside the card and then stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday in silver.  I sprayed the front of the card with glimmer mist and it's very sparkly.

CR84FN has a color challenge on this week and that was the inspiration for the colors

I'm entering this card in the CR84FN Challenge 48. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birthday Card for My Brother

I have a lot of family members that have Birthdays in January and February.  Unfortunately my oldest brother's Birthday is first and inevitably I never had a card for him in time.  By the time I hit the February Birthdays people usually get their card before their birthday.

Although I *did* talk to my brother on his Birthday and wish him a happy one, I still figured a belated Birthday card would be cute.  This is what I came up with.  The inside says "I missed your birthday"

I'm entering the card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug  Stella Says Sketch #104
Annabelle Stamps Blog Say It In...Black, Red, White
Papertake Weekly Challenge Black, White and Red All Over

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Card

I saw this stamp on the Unity website and knew that I had to have it.  I'm not sure what my fascination is with monster stamps but I seem to love them all.  Plus these two are so cute!  I wanted to try a round shaped card and I think this was a pretty good first attempt.  I wish it was a bit bigger, but this is the largest die that will fit in my Cuttlebug.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CR84FN Challenge 47-Red, pink, blue

Birthday Card for My Dad

Today I made a Birthday card for my Dad.  I love the Bugaboo Gus images and thought this one would make a fun card.  He's probably not going to like it as much as I do, but that's OK.  At least I didn't put 'old fart' on it or something like that.

Now that I've uploaded the card I think the front looks like of plain.  I feel t needs a sentiment on there somewhere?  I was just going to write inside but may rethink this.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch #103

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Wedding Card

I made this wedding card for friends.  This is by far the most complicated card I've ever made.  It took me quite some time to figure out what I wanted in all of the numerous spots to fill and how I wanted to personalize it just for them.  Of course I couldn't just take a standard trifold card size either.  A couple of the panels weren't the right size for what I wanted so I adjusted the over all measurements. And the layers!  There's layer upon layer.  The front has eight and a couple are even popped up.  I most like the bride and groom hearts on the front.  It's difficult to tell but they are stamped and heat embossed in a sparkly lace design.  The Celtic crosses are just for me :)

I love how this turned out and they loved it as well.  It's not something I'm going to be doing very often, but I really enjoyed making something so special for such a special occasion

I'm entering this in the following competitions:
Lexi's Creations Fancy Folds
The Secret Crafter Challenge 170 Ribbon
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Diamonds or Pearls.  (Although this card has pearls, I prefer diamonds)
Crazy 4  Challenges C4C121 Layer it On

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Card

I've been busy creating a better crafting area in my house to I haven't had a chance to actually make any cards in the past little while.  Now that I'm (almost) finished I can get back to creating!  There are a lot of birthdays in my family in January and February so that'll be my focus for the next little while.

I created this card for my brother.  It's bright and cheerful, but stills seems gender neutral to me. 

AnnaBelle stamps blog is having a color challenge this week so that's how I decided on the colors.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
AnnaBelle Blog Say It In...Yellow, Lime & Turquoise
Catch the Bug Stella Say Sketch #102

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Card

Wow, its been a long time since I've posted or entered a challenge.  It seems that all of a sudden it was time to make some Christmas cards and tags and now it's January.  Now I'm back to finding challenges to provide some inspiration.  The Catch the Bug blog is still one of my favorites.  I love the Bugaboo images as well.  They had a sale on in December so you'll see a lot more of their images on my cards :)  Today's card has been created with Bugaboo's 3 Hearts digital stamp.  CtB has a sketch challenge and I'm all about Valentine's Day cards right now so this is what I came up with.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Catch the Bug Stella Say Sketch

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