Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bird House Flowers

Well it's been raining here all day to-day.  Did get out to golf on Monday morning just 9 holes, and was sure cold by the last two!  But went into the clubhouse and warmed up over coffee.  Had a good time in spite of the weather.  First game this year.

This is a quick card for a friends birthday.  Bird House image from Digi Stamps for Joy.  The bird is also from Digi Stamps for Joy, I just removed the leaves around it.  Coloured with copics with Stickles on the flowers.  The lattice is from a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Nettys Cards and the DP is from my stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody           Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew                 Girly
Creative Moments                    Anything Goes/Spring
Fantastic Tuesday                     Floral

Saturday, April 12, 2014


We have actually had a few days this week, that you didn't mind going outside. The sun was out, warmer, the breeze is still cold but no more snow.  Went to a birthday party tonight for a friend of mine and took this card.  Wish I had checked the pictures that I took a little closer, because they didn't seem to be in focus.
Just checked and the camera is on the setting I usually use, but I did drop it a few weeks ago, so maybe there was some damage or maybe I wasn't holding it very steady.  I always seem to working on something I should have done last week.

The image of the pretty butterflies is from Priscilla Styles, CDAC.  I printed them and then embossed them in gold on Transparency Film. Cut around them and then placed coloured card stock underneath.  I added some lace, some pearls and a sentiment from my stash to the lower part of the card. An popped up the flower that was printed on the top of the DP.  The designer cardstock was all from DCWV.

Had fun at the party with friends I had not seen for quite some time.  The family did all the cooking a beautiful prime rib dinner with all the trimmings and way too much desert!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks    Use Polka Dots
Challenges 4 Everybody   Anything Goes
Fairy Tale                         Butterflies
Natalie and Amy               Embossing
Paper Crafting Journey      For that Special Lady

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fairy Wishes

Few weeks since I last posted.  Our weather is getting better don't mind going outside the last few days.  Hubby managed to fracture two vertebrae in his back a few weeks ago and was in great pain for a couple of weeks, but with medication it is not so bad now, and he has managed to go to Wellness House today.  He usually goes once a week, but had a few weeks off.  Anyway while this was going on I seemed to have lost my mojo.  I did take time most days to stop by quite a few blogs to make comments - I always see such great awesome work from fellow card makers.

Finally got busy and made a card for my sister.  The image is from Fitztown, and I think she is lovely!  I have coloured the background with copics and have paper pieced her dress and wings.  Have added micro sized gold beads to the centres of the yellow flowers and Rock Candy Stickles and glamour dust to her wings.  For embellishments I simply added a velvet ribbon and a small butterfly from my stash. Sentiment computer generated.

I should mention that the large flowers were coloured with pink copics before I decided to paper piece them, they were just too pink and I decided to cover them.  And then it was a toss up a purple dress that I had cut out or the pink one that I ended up with.    Such big decisions!

This is a close up of the image:

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Card Makin Mamas      Photo (flowers & colours) DT pick
Crafting by Design         Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps              Spring Flowers
Hiding in My Craftroom    Anything Goes
Inky Chicks                    Butterflies
The East Wind                Use a Sentiment
Digi Stamps 4 Joy           Add Wings