Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pump with flowers

The top image is my card using the bottom photo as a guide for colors.  The flowers in the wonderful old pail is a free image from Bev Code, Bee Cee Artistic Digital Images which we can use in this challenge.  I have colored the image with pencil crayons.  I used a corner punch from Carla Craft, usually the string would show all around the 4 edges of the card, but I had not left enough room, so I just added the yellow string to the corners.  The dark brown designer paper is from Stemma,- Damask a Scrap pad kit.  The ribbon is from Micheals.  The metal butterfly and colored cardstock from my supplies.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Basket of Flowers

CDAC Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC96 as pictured above Plain or fancy.  My card leans more toward the fancy.  The beautiful Basket of Flowers image is from Karens Doodles.  The chipboard pieces are from K&Company, Brenda Walton.  The flowers have beads glued in the centers and
all the cardstock and the rhinestones are from my supplies.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  This was a fun card to make, but had to keep making my card larger to fit in all the extra pieces.  I don't think this is the best photo I have ever taken, the beads don't show too well.  Will have to work on this.

Think I will stay inside and do some sewing later today.  It is still very cold outside though it is a sunny day. We still have about 4 or 5 inches of snow on the ground.  Suppose to be getting some warmer weather in a few days.  Looking forward to some golf  soon. Our one group has their opening on the 11th of April.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fancy Dress Fairy

This card is to be entered into the CDAC Embellishment Challenge.  The challenge is to use this free digi from Inktegrity or use one purchased from their blog.  The embellishments are to be buttons (at least three).  I have colored the image with copics.  The Designer Cardstock is from DCWV Nana's Kids with glitter.  I used a zig emboss pen to apply the glitter, it goes on blue, but is suppose to be clear.  When I put the white glitter on it the blue color must have been absorbed into the glitter - thus the blue tinge on the wings.  The buttons I chose to use are small fairies, I cut the shank off the back of them and colored two of them with copics.  I used my EK Success punch for the lattice work down the right side.  I think one of my grandaughters will enjoy receiving this card.

The weather is sure cold here, snowed on Wednesday, and it was windy, a real nasty day.  But it did not keep us home from cards on Thursday, two others went in my car to our friends house.  She lives in the country with a long lane. It's about a 40 minute drive to her house.  Not a great drive on the way, but with the sun out the roads were clear when we came home.  Still busy with curling, we are getting into our finals now.  Our competetive team is in the semi finals on Friday and on Tuesday I am in the finals for our Carousel Series - you play on a different team every week.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

In the Kitchen

I usually go from one extreme or another either very bright, or all pastels.  Thought this image from Bugaboo should be in bright colors.  These images are so much fun - hope the recipient enjoys it as much as I do.
 Again, it is going to one of my golfing friends for her birthday - soon we will be out on the links.  The DP is from DCWV a pad called Nana's Kids.  The image is colored with copics.  The picture looks crooked because I put a piece of red cardstock behind it when I took the photo. There really is just a l/4" red border all around the edge.

I have been fighting with my computer for the last few days, first my browser (Firefox)  told me to upgrade to their latest program. Every time I went out of my browser, I had to reboot my computer to get back in.  I had to make a few changes to even see my blog. (What a waste of time!)  I like to use google and couldn't get it, and quite a few other minor problems. I finally got most of that cleared up.  Then last night during the night Windows decided to upgrade my Vista - the result was that when I went on the computer it was like a brand new computer, nothing on it, no pictures, no mail, no documents, nothing.  Thank goodness for the restore program, I was able to restore everything to the time of day before the upgrade was made.

Maybe my computer is trying to tell me I should get rid of some excess I have on this computer and make a back-up disk.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rainy Days

Ever since I got this image from Nana Vic I wanted to use it with this designer paper, but didn't quite know how.  This weeks Midnight Madness sketch challenge is for the front of the card to be divided into two parts.
I chose to do the simple design as there wasn't room for too many embellishments on my card.  The top of the card is DP from Jillibean - Egg Drop Soup.  The large green umberella is in two layers and I have popped up the second one and also an additional pop up in the centre. These don't show in this picture it still looks like one layer.   The lower portion of the card is this sweet digital image from Nana Vic.  I have colored it with copics.

Was going to post this card this morning before we went out for the day, but wouldn't you know it my camera's batteries gave out after I had taken the photo, but before I had uploaded it to my computer.

I thought that we were to have some warmer weather, but did see lots of snowflakes on our drive home from Niagara Falls tonight.  Don't think it should amount to too much though.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Butterflies are always Beautiful

This card is for the Sketch Challenge at CDAC.  The beautiful butterfly image is from Sue, McMahon Five Designs.  The digi is colored with copics and Gelly Roll Pen.  Glitter, Sky Blue & Gun Metal.  DP for the background is from Stamping Up and the Swirls are from a Paper Passport pad by Provo Craft.  Pearls from Dollarama colored with copic marker.

Tonight we start daylight saving time so our clocks are set an hour ahead to-night so hopefully we can sleep in for an extra hour tomorrow morning. 

Purple Lanterns

This card is for the CDAC Color Challenge.  The wonderful purple lantern digi is from Crafty Ann's. The colors we were to use were pink, purple and lilac.   I used Purple Glitter Glue from Gary M. Burlin to decorate the lanterns.  The oriental lady stamp is from Sparkle & Sprinkle.  I think she is very pretty, I like the flowers and other decorations in her hair. Used copics to color her.   Gems and DP are from my stash.

Having a very quiet day to-day.  The rain has stopped a few days of it was enough. The creek that runs behind our townhouse is running very fast, I am glad that there are high walls to keep it enclosed.   Curled on Friday and we won - Yea!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Other Theme Challenge CDAC

This was a fun digi to work with.  It is from Design 2 Delight Digital Stamps.  The challenge was to use 2 or more patterned papers on the card.  I used three patterns from Colorbok.  Colored the image with copics.
The greeting is from Chapel Road Artstamps colored with orange copic.  Kept all the colors very bright.

We still have snow on the ground and very cold.  Managed to do some sewing yesterday, got out my serger and sewed around the edges of four receiving blankets.  Took me as long to thread the machine, (used four different colors,) as it did to do the sewing. They did look nice when they were done.  I'm off to curling in an hour so had better go get ready.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Getting Old

A birthday card for one of my golfing friends.  A very funny digi from Bugaboo Stamps.  The image was colored with copics.  Papers from DCWV.

Went out for dinner last night at the Southwest Grill, about two blocks from where we live.  After dinner, we went to the show, saw True Grit which is rated as a 4 star movie.  It certainly was nothing like the old movie True Grit.  Looked like everyone came out of the theater shaking their heads about what they had just seen.


Happy Anniversary Card

This sweet image from Karens Doodles is for the Midnight Madness Challenge MMSC93.  It is also an Anniversary Card for a relative.  All papers from my stash, colored with copics, pearls from Dollarama,
and greeting from Starform Stickers.  Lots of paper placement on this challenge!

Been a busy week with curling, cards and company.  It rained here the last two days, but this morning we woke up with about 4 to 5 inches of snow covering the ground.  Nice and bright outside, but I will be glad when spring comes.