Wednesday, June 29, 2011

OCL71 Love Birds

 Just another post this week, with a sketch challenge from Our Craft Lounge. I only have 4 stamp sets from OCL and I have managed to use all four this month for their challenges. YEAH me.  Today, I used For the Love of Birds. This was a fun and easy sketch and I am finding that I like following sketches.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Stamp set from Our Craft Lounge : For the Love of Birds
Papers: Gossamer by Memory Box, Hollyhock from CTMH

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

OCL68 CASE Challenge

Amber  Hillman's Card
 This is my second post for today and I have another card for Our Craft Lounge challenge. It is to CASE someone who has used an OCL stamp set, but I am to use a different set. Well, I chose to use Barnyard Banter. I bought this set about 3 months ago and it has yet to be inked before this challenge. So, here is my CASED card. I CASED  Amber Hillman's Feb 14th blog post.
Stamp set: Barnyard Banter, OCL
Ink: CTMH Holiday Red, Cocoa and Distressed Ink Tea Bag and Copic N3
Paper: Crushed Curry SU and CTMH Cocoa

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OCL69 Color Challenge

Over at Our Craft Lounge, they are having a color challenge. As of this post, you still have 7 days to enter.  I love the colors they chose, so here is my entry. I used two different sets to make this card. The first is Build a Bouquet for my flowers. I stamped once on my card and then I added a second layer to the flower. I curled a few of the flower petals for interest. The second set I used is For the Love of Birds. I used the Congratulations sentiment for this card. I love that it is so delicate and has beautiful script. I used the Skor-Buddy to make my two score lines and a Fiskars punch for my card edge. It is a simple and clean card, but I love the fresh look for summer. Thanks for taking a look.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vintage Helping Hand

I had this cute digital image and thought it would make a lovely card. The image came from CreatewithTLC, called vintagehelpinghand., thanks to Paulette. My papers are from a stack that was gifted to me, so I don't know the source. I love working with watercolor pencils, so this was a fun image to color.
Supplies used Spellbinders Standard Circle Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Small, Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils, digital image from CreatewithTLC

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

OCL70 Granny's Truffles

 Over at Our Craft Lounge, they are have a challenge of masking. So, I used Granny's Truffles for my card today. I used Faber-Castell watercolor pencils for my project. The border is cut with an older Fiskar punch. I used Spellbinders die cut for my image and background blue paper. The sentiment is from the Granny's Truffles and I had to use my Place a Stamp tool to get the words to work for the circle. I place the conclusion of the sentiment on the inside. 
Thanks for looking and I hope you visit OCL to see what fun they are up to today.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beary Busy

Okay, you all know that men don't like fuss on their cards, so I made this cute little card so that my son could give it to his dad. My husband is a WHISTLER. He whistles all the time. So, this set from Close to My Heart (Beary Busy) was perfect. It may be a retired set by now, because it has been in my stamp drawer for awhile. The dp is retired from CTMH, also. I colored the image with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils.
On the inside is a quote from Tradefish designs set called Father Quotes.
The quote reads
                       "Any man can be a father,
                        It takes someone special to be a dad."   Author Unknown
So, my lucky husband got 2 special handmade cards( and a store bought one from my daughter). I had made a card at a Stamp'nUp card camp and gave it to my daughter about a week ago. Well, she forgot it at her apartment. Ugh. Okay, so she has one for next year.

Father's Day Card to my husband

Well, Father's Day morning, after church, I rushed to the basement craft area to whip up this little card for my husband. I had already made other Father's Day cards, but I got this set from Tradefish Designs  called TV TIME and just had to use it. Well, this just fits for my house. My hubby has that remote glued to his hand. The sentiment inside says "Because it really is all about who controls the remote." I masked the image of the girl waving, which is from Close To My Heart set Fun Friends. Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just Swinging By....

I've had some spare time to get back into my craft area, so I decide to make a few cards. I am working on using my Copic Markers and developing my own style. I love using watercolor pencils for most of my work, but Copics are also fun and something new for me. So, here is a little card I made. This monkey is so cute and with the upcoming wedding in Hawaii, I was in a tropical mood.  Have a great day.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Father's Day Card

Well, it has been some time since I last posted, but I have been blogging and learning so much from all the sites that I read. So, finally, here is a card I made for Father's Day. I am going to enter this in a few challenges this week. It seems that I make a card that inspires me and then I go find the challenge that it will be accepted. I know, a bit backwards, but I seem to only make cards I really need.
My car image is from Yolanda, a digital,  You can go here to get this antique car.
My papers are a gift ( and a very generous gift) from one of the blog sites that I always read and they came to me in a bundle, so I have no designer name to share with you.
My cardstock and ink is Barn Red from Close to My Heart.
I used watercolor pencils for my image. Faber-Castell #156 teal, Eberhard Faber #849 black, #81 grey
I also used Copic E00, E21, E25.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Large and Standard Circles Large
Embellishment is a ribbon charms from Making Memories
Thanks for looking. Have a happy day.

Challenges that I have entered this card into
Simon Says Stamp Challenge  Father's Day/ Male Card
Scrapalicious #5 Card for a Man
Sweet Stamps Masculine Card
Craft Your Days Away
Fussy and Fancy challenge