Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bunny for a Baby

This cute little bunny is a digi from Priscilla Styles, CDAC.  I am going to enter this card into the Midnight Madness contest, Priscillas group, CDAC.  Although it could be used for Easter, I am going to use it to welcome a new baby.
Background paper is from Deja Views "Sharon Ann" Collection.  The yellow dp which was cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die is from K&Company, Seasonal Paper.  The bunny was colored with Pencil Crayons.  The Blue wiggly stickers were from Frances Meyer, and the feet embellishment and the Rhinestones were from my stash.

We have a few inches of snow, but it going to rain to-morrow so the snow will soon be gone.  My daughter gave me about half an hours notice that she and three children were going to stop by for dinner -  Thank goodness Chinese take-out is very close by.  It was a good evening, a no stress meal and so great to see the kids.  They didn't stay too late, they still had a 2 hour drive home.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Humming Bird

Love this swirling hummingbird.  It's an Inkadinkado rubber stamp from Hero Arts.  The inner circle cut with Coluzzle and the outer scalloped circle with Spellbinders Nestabilities.  The DP, Flowers, and silk butterflies are from my stash.  The Rhinestones are from Melissa Frances, Vintage Attic Treasures.  Made for a friend in my card group, but she was under the weather with a bad hip so was not at our card day on Thursday, but hopefully will be out next Thursday.

I thought with the snow storm that was forecast for this morning that I would be staying home, but the weather forecasters were wrong again and it did not amount to much.  Just a few inches of snow which had mostly melted by noon.  I curled to-day but sad to say we lost.  We had a good time and a great gab fest over coffee afterwards.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Luck of the Irish

I entered this card in the Sketch Challenge for CDAC hosted by Deedees Digis.  I used the freebie provided by the store.  I followed the sketch just as it was.  Using paper that I had on hand and coloring the wonderful pot of clover with copics.  Trying to match the snail with something I used mauve copic and mauve cardstock at the bottom.  A fun card to make as my husband's birthday is on St.Patrick's Day.

Flower Girl

This is a card I did for the CDAC Embellishment Challenge - you had to use rhinestones and lace and a digital image provided for the challenge or one from the hostesses store.  I used the free image from VN Digital Art and colored her with copics, pink cardstock from Micheals, white cardstock put through the cuttle bug folder, lace from fabricland and rhinestones from my stash.  Keeping the card plain and simple.  A card I will be able to use for one of my grandaughter's birthdays.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Valentine Cards

I don't make or send Valentine Cards myself, even though I had quite a few stamps and paper to do so.

 Last year my grandaughter decided that she would like to make cards for her class, this was early in the evening and she was leaving our house the next day about noon to go home.  I got out valentine papers, stamps, inks, and embellishments.  We decided that a triangular piece of paper on either side of the front of the card, a stamped and coloured image on the other side of the front and some embellishments would work.  On the inside we stamped Happy Valentines Day.  My daughter Cheryl went to bed before Rachel and I had finished working on the cards.  Cheryl was doing some stamping  and Rachel was coloring and putting the embellishments on where we thought they were needed.  We finally finished about 1:30 in the a.m., but we had 28 cards ready to go.

The top pictures are samples of some of the finished cards.  The bottom is Cheryl and Rachel proud of their handiwork from the night before.  I sent most of the stamps and lots of paper and and embellishments home with them.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Black Bear

I have been away from my blog for quite some time.  I have been busy with other things, curling, sewing, and have been trying to get over a sinus infection.  But I am feeling better now and must get back on track.

This is not a very good photo of my card, the glare is caused by the shiny cardstock.  The background is done with alcohol inks. The bear is a rubber stamp from Art Impressions embossed in black.  The tree is a stamp from Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz), stamped with Library Green Archival Ink.  The card was for one of my grandsons.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pretty Bird

This card is for the CDAC Color Challenge this week.  The digi image is from Happi Scrappin Doodles - Leigh Grady.   The bird & flowers are colored with copics.  The background cardstock is from Bisous Zoo, the flower and other papers are from my stash.  This was fun to color and to add the embelishments - pink pearls and white rings of pearls to the flowers.
Went out last night for dinner with my husband and was surprised with another fairly heavy snowfall.  Roads were not too bad when we drove home - but we did have more overnight.  We are so lucky we moved last year to a complex where the road, your driveway and even your front porch and walks are cleared for you.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Figure Skater

The Midnight Madness Challenge for this week at CDAC is based on these two sketches.  I chose to do the plain one this week turning it on its side.  For this card  I used a digi from Gingerloft - by Tami.  I used a black Starform sticker inside the edge of the Oval.  Sticky paper, lace and two colors of glitter, black and white.  The punch is from EK Success.  The papers from my stash.
This card is for my 9 year old grandaughter who competed at the weekend , she earned two medals a gold  a bronze and a fourth place finish.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cards for Men

Always find it hard to design cards for men but enjoyed doing this one  The horse at the top is a stamp from Stamping-Up.
The horses at the bottom are from a Dreamweaver stencil and I used a dark brown paste.  It does appear to be black here. Some dark brown DP and brown brads and it is complete.

Had a great day to-day.  A new Day Ladies curling series started to-day - I got to play with a new team.
It was a good game, we kept alternating getting 1 point each end.  But in the final end we made 5 points to win the game.  This series goes until the end of March and you are on a different team each week, I play lead.
This is my third year to play.  At the end of the series the 10 best skips, vices, seconds and leads will be in teams and  play against each other to become the winners of the series.
Tonight we are waiting for  a  snow storm to descend on us.  We have not had more than a few inches of snow so far this winter.  If we get as much as they say we are to get, we will be staying home to-morrow.