Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside Challenge

This month's challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenges is to use hats, gloves, mittens and /or scarves.  I chose a Jolee's hat sticker for my element.  I layered lots of Christmas colored paper and used a crepe paper ribbon border decorated with vintage buttons.  Our sponsor for this month is Marianne's Designs.  Get a jump on your Christmas cards and stop by and show us your creation. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recipe Card Challenge

The new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is to use the recipe "Twine, Buttons & Embossing".  I chose a neutral embossed paper to layer over the old-fashioned floral print card base.  I inked the embossed areas lightly with Tea Dye Distress Ink and added a filigree corner (from Dry Gulch Beads).    The vintage nests and eggs advertisement went beautifullt with the champagne colored crystal bird sticker.  Everycard needs a little lace and that is the base for my twine and the vintage buttons.  Stop by and show us what you can cook up with this recipe.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Easter Cards

I wanted to show off the beautiful cards that I received for Easter this year.  My talented sister Sam and daughter Gianna gave me these pretty creations.  My sister used Inkadinkado stamps to create the background for the bottom card.  I love the embossed cardstock and the little birdie.  Gianna layered papers with flowers and a diecut and finished it off with crystal gems. I love the colors of both of them.  I love it when I receive cards from my family!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Angry Birds with a Sketch

The current challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy challenge Blog is this fun sketch.
I have used an image from Mygrafico's Aeroboy set.  I layered papers with a red background to form the center diamonds.  I added a little sparkle to the aviator glasses and I added a smidge of color to the birds with Distress markers.  Stop by and see what our other design team members have created.  We would love to see your interpretation of this sketch too.  The prize for this challenge is a set of digital stamps from Mygrafico.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vintage Lady Card

The new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is "Ladies".  I chose to use a vintage image of a lady that I found on a Coke calendar magnet.  This calendar was from 1994 and the image looks like it is from a vintage postcard.  I added lace (of course) and red ribbon roses on the side.  The background is a lace diecut layered on green cardstock over black polka dot cardstock.  I finished the card with crystal and pearl gems and felt and crocheted flowers.  These bold tones are not my usual colors, but I enjoyed making it.  Join us at Ruby's and show us your creation.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Card

The new challenge at Alphabet Challenges is "E" for Easter.  I chose a print of a vintage basket of Easter eggs with purple violas.  I added vintage lace and hand-dyed seam binding ribbon.  The pretty swirled 'E' is a rub-on.  I added pearl gems to finish the card.  Pop over to Alphabet Challenges and show us your Easter card.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Seems a Little Sketchy Card

Our new challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy is to use this pretty sketch.
I chose the digital image strawberries from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps who is our sponsor for this challenge.  ROBYN’S FETISH DIGITAL STAMPS AND MORE would like to announce to you that we have a new artist in our store.
To see these new images, just click on either DESIGNERS or the individual categories under DIGITAL STAMPS, for example, flowers, holidays, etc..
We hope that you will stop by our store here and see our latest digital stamps.
I used a beautiful piece of old fashioned lace and added flowers and pearl gems.  Join us at Seems a Little Sketchy to see what the other talented design team members created.  Be sure to show us yours too. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Birds Sharing an Umbrella

Our new challenge at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges is spring inspired.  This time, I am the challenge host and I have chosen umbrellas or raindrops.  In fact, it is raining while I am writing this post.  I found a beautiful vintage postcard image of two birds sharing an umbrella.  I added lace and pink furry trim along with a patinaed metal flower.  Be sure to stop by Ruby's and show us your creation.