Friday, August 6, 2010


This little guy from Lili of The Valley is bushed from all the work he's done. Lol! My DH has been grounded with a bad knee and had to have surgery on it. In the mean time our yard was beginning to look like no one lived here but the pine cones. So a group of our friends got together, came over and picked up pine cones, mowed the weeds and did a little clean-up of dead branches. So I made these thank you cards for them. I know they're a little cutesie for men, but I didn't want to get too serious. I didn't have enough of any one background color, so I did some in each color. Here is the one with the darker background.

This is the one on the lighter background paper.

On both cards I used some Basic Grey paper (the orange) and a neat denim paper by Paper Pizazz. The sentiments are by My Sentiments Exactly, which look better cut out. One card has the "raindrops" (or whatever you call them" and the other, buttons. Now to the "flowers"; the blue things are an attempt to make something that wasn't so girlie, but I'm not entirely thrilled with the way they turned out. But the other ones, I think turned out pretty cool (I'm giving my age away with my adjectives). They started out as poptop can rings. I took some tin snips from my husband and cut them in half and then put drywall tape under them. The large one was to large for a button, so I cut 1" circles out of a soda can, pierced it all over, and then colored it with alcohol inks. The petals on the smaller one were colored with an orange sharpie and topped with a button.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Ellephantastic Challenges - distressing

Basic Grey Challenges - stitching and something BG - orange paper

Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything goes

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - anything goes

Craftalicious Challenges - make your flowers

Scrap Creations - anything goes

Paper Sundaes - stitching

Marks Finest Papers - thank you

The Crafty Pad - ribbon & flowers

Freshly Brewed Designs - thank you

Polka Doodles - coloring contest

Thanks for looking and commenting.



Liz Williams said...

I love this sweet little bear who looks so relaxed and comfortable. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. And good luck in the drawing.

maxine said...

lovely work, I love the flowers thanks for playing along at The crafty pad

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Great flowers! Lovely sweet card. Thank you for playing along this week. Hugs Helen & Elle DT x

Crafteezee said...

Sooooooo cute. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious this week.

Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

Joanne Travis said...

that is the cutest image!!
Thanks for sharing with us and for playing in Speedy's Friends challenge this week!

Dorcas said...

How nice to have some help when you're not well. I know that must ahve made you feel so much better aboput things to look outside and have things in order. I think the friends will love the cards! They're not TOO cutsie (a little but that's ok, who said men have to be macho?)
I like your stitching. It really adds something. :-)
Hugs, Dorcas

alicaz said...

really cool! great flowers and stitching!
Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

fi's cards and crafts said...

pretty the colour combo and great job with the stitching.


Claudine Poch said...

Sweet bear and cards! Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Both are very cute! They have some fun touches on them. Like the flowers!

Suzi said...

Such a sweet card, Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, love your little bear card, great colours and image! Thanks for playing along this week over at Pear Tree Designs, hugs Heidi xx

Heather said...

They are both just so sweet! I love the not so girly flowers (or whatever you would call them ;) that comment made me smile.. you sound like me!!!) I really like the copper one with the large middle.

I hope your husband continues to recover and heal fast. Praise God for friends and neighbors who care and take time to help others. I know they will appreciate these cards.

Thank you for playing along with us at our Freshly Brewed Challenges month long challenge!

Tasha said...

Lovely card, such a cute iamge. Hope hubby gets better soon
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

Peggy said...

Great Thank you cards. Love the orange. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous blog you have! Thank you for your wonderful comment at the FBD blog hop! This is my first stop to your blog and it's just beaming with gorgeous creations! (and I'm dropping my jaw since I've been playing POTOpera for 2 weeks straight now, having seen it recently again on stage - lol!) I'm humming "Think of me" as I type :)

This is just darling - I love the colors of your card, awesome layout and beautiful coloring on the image - just all around cuteness!!

Sue C said...

Hi DJ, just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind words, I love reading all of the comments I receive it makes it all worth while. In answer to your question the stamps that I used for the flowers are by My Minds Eye and are from the Bloom 'n' Grow set.
Your cards are lovely, the bears are so cute !
Sue C x