Saturday, January 22, 2011

Some Bunny Loves you for the Prairie Fairy

I created this cute card for a chance at being a design team for The Praire Fairy Designs.  They provided the digital image for us to use and we were to make whatever we wanted with it.  I'm afraid I made a mistake and thought it was due by Saturday night and I spent last night (Friday night) watching my son perform with the Thespian Club at his local high school instead of finishing my card.  He played a part in "Drop Dead Juliet" and ended up having to wear a dress and a wig... he also gets stabbed in this play but he kept UN-dying.  It was quite a comedy!  Last night is the only time they will perform this little play here where I can see it... so I HAD to go.  When I came home and started to put the finishing touches on my card I went to the Praire Fairy site and they had closed the submissions.  I was a little down but you know what?  Making the card was so much fun I'm not even going to let it get me down.  I'm going to email them and just let them know that I did make a card.  I don't expect them to set aside their rules just for me (and there's no guarantee that I would win a design team spot anyway)... I just thought they would like to see the card I made with their image.  So without further adieu, here's my card.

This cute little guy is sending his heart in the mail to his bunny love.  I used copics to color him, added a little shimmer to the heart when I painted the "love" with red shimmerz.  I used SU Real Red ink to sponge the edges of the die using the Spellbinders as a mask.  I ran the brown paper through my Big Shot with Tim Holts "Postcard" embossing folder.  I then used vintage cream ink to highlight the embossed area. I used Tea Dye Distress Ink around the card base which is SU's Kraft. 

I tied a bow with some red shiny ribbon that I had in my stash.  Then I added a Maya Road Transparency Doily behind the bunny.  

You can probably see the doily a little better at a different angle in this photo. 

I then added some flowers...

and fancied up the ribbon.. (yes, it is secured that way)

and put it all together and here's what you have:

I'm also submitting this card for two challenges:
Friday Sketchers - sketch
CR84FN color challenge - red, kraft & brown

Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed your visit.  I truly appreciate every comment left here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Won a Waltzingmouse's Top Mouse Award!

I won a Top Mouse Award for the Sketch Challenge #24 on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge blog  I won that award back in November but with everything going on I either forgot or was too busy to post this award.  I'm so happy that I won it!  Here's the card that I used for that sketch challenge:

Here's the cute award that I get to display on my sidebar.  Cool, huh? 

Top Mouse
Thank you for stopping by!  I truly appreciate your time.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Love You Berry Much

I'm so happy to participate in this month's Taylored Expressions Blast From the Past Blog Hop .  This month we were to create a card featuring any Taylored Expressions Stamps released prior to November 2010! The theme for our January hop is LOVE.  Here's the card I made using TE's Berries and Cherries.  

Thank you for visiting!  Please continue your blog hop by going to the links below!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Gift-giving Tildas

It seems that blogger has "improved" it's program yet it seems to be making it harder for me to post my photos where I want and the way I want them.  hhhmmmm....  more time tryiing to post and less time crafting.  NOT what I really wanted to be doing.  But I do want to share this really cute card so I'm going to muddle through.

Here we have two Tildas - they must be twins - and one is giving the other a very special gift.

 I used the sketch for this card from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Below is this week's sketch. 

I was going to do this card something like the image below except for having Tilda in the center of the doily but then I got the idea to add another Tilda to the inside!

I really like the seeing the cute Tilda on the inside opening her gift.  If I had thought of this before coloring the girls, I would have made sure that the gifts were the same - but oh well!  Live and learn, right?

Here is the inside of the card.  I thought it would be really fun to adhere the circle that I cut out of the purple dotted paper to make the window behind the Tilda opening her gift.

I'm also submitting this card for the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge which is:

*4 Flowers
*3 types of patterned paper 
*2 Magnolia images 
(any image by Magnolia qualifies/ ie. accessory, background, tilda/edwin, animal, sentiment, etc.)
*1 Ribbon


Another challenge I'm submitting this card for is Just Magnolias.
Their challenge is to use a Magnolia stamp and all your favorite things.  Well, I did!  I love Magnolia stamps, ribbon, flowers (the ones I used here are gems), die cuts, copics, sewing machine, a button... I don't know what more I could have added to this card!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your stay.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Santa Edwin

Here is my first Edwin card.  I love his little Santa suit, don't you?  He is sitting on the chimney probably hoping to help Santa with his route.  I made this card for two challlenges.
The first Challenge is the Magnolia-licious  Highlites challenge Blog where they are having a recipe challenge.
So the recipe is:
*4 Flowers - 1 red & 3 small white
*3 types of patterned paper  - green, red and gray
*2 Magnolia images - Edwin and the chimney
*1 Ribbon - red bow
{As always, click to enlarge} 
 The other challenge I made this card for is a sketch challenge over at Wild Orchard Challenge Blog 
The sketch included a sentiment so I added a Merry Christmas ornament.  I used Waltzingmouse Stamps for the image and sentiment (even used a snowflake in yellow for background).  I used the nesties smallest ornament to cut it out.  I used a Quickie glue pan for the sparkle silver by Maya Glitter.  I also used some polar white flower soft for Edwin's hat.  Here's a close-up of the bling and fluffy.  

Here's another angle to give you a bit of depth since there are several layers.  I finally pulled my sewing machine out and did some sewing on the paper.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  I hope to be posting more often.  I actually won a contest and was honored at Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog for a card I made there too.  I've received some beautiful RAKs and want to post them as soon as I can take the photos  I'll be back another time to post them