Saturday, November 27, 2010

Here Comes the Bride...

Hello; my one and only niece was married this last weekend. So I wanted to do a special card for her and her new husband. I've been agonizing over what to do for weeks now. I actually colored two LOTV images as possibilities, but I kept coming back to this one. I colored this with my prismacolors and then used stickles on the veil and dress. The colors for the wedding were light blue and black. I thought an easel card would be something that they could enjoy for some time. Of course, as you can see, I am late getting it to them. Here's a little closer look at the front of the card. And this is a closeup of the LOTV image. I really enjoyed coloring it. And I even gave the horse a star and spots. I know she didn't have pink or red roses, but I had to take a little liberty, since I didn't want the whole thing white.
The papers and buttons came from my stash. I used my nestibilities to make the ovals. The baby bows , as well as the ribbon are some I got online; the white roses are by Recollections; which I also used stickles on. The sentiments and their labels are from the cd "Love and Cherish" by Polka Doodles. (I've put their names on the back of the card, too, using this cd.) The border punch is by MS.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Stamps R Us Challenges - sparkles and scallops
Papertake Weekly - punched out items
Lili of the Valley - sketch and lotv image
Cute Card Thursday - blast from the past #99 - in the name of love
Moving Along With the Times - more than one fold
Delightful Challenges - flower power
Meljen's Design Team - buttons & bows
Thanks for looking, and I hope you will leave me a comment.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Feature Friday - TCC - thank you

Hello everyone. It's so hard to believe that it's almost December. Where has the year gone? I remember when everyone was so worried about what the year 2000 would bring, and now here we are almost in 2011. Well, enough about trivial things, let's get on to the reason you stopped by. LOL!

This is my card for the coming week's challenge at TCC. Fuzz is not a new release, in fact he's a freebie. We all love freebies, don't we? So why don't you hop on over to TCC's Shop, and pick him up, while shopping for other great images?

This is one of the many "thank you" cards I'll be doing to thank all of my wonderful friends who have been and are providing meals, etc., for me and my dh, since I've gotten home from the hospital. (My dh would also have been helping, but he threw his back out, as well as, caught some kind of bug while staying with me in the hospital.) So we're both down.

While this is a fairly simple card, some of the elements are not things that I would have normally used on the card, if it were'nt for some of the challenges I'm entering. Which are as follows:

CES Challenge Blog - lace (raffia lace)

Crazy 4 Challenges - circles

Mark's Finest Papers - circles

CPS - Card Sketches - sketch

Sentimental Sundays - sentiment - thanks

The Crazy Challenge - staples

Stamps R Us - sparkles & scallops

There She Goes Clear Stamps - colors - cherry cobbler, crumb cake and white - (yum!)

Papertake Weekly Challenge - punched shapes or dies cuts

Priscillastyles - sketch

Well, thanks for looking; I hope you've taken the time to go over to TCC and checked out what the rest of the DT have come up with. I would also love for you to leave me a comment.



Sunday, November 21, 2010

I've Got Attitude!

I have attitude? Really? I never would have guessed it. LOL! I received this little award created by Digi's With Attitude before I went in for surgery, but just didn't have time to respond to my new online friend, Linda, who recommended me for this award. Now, I'm supposed to tell three things that make me different from everyone else. Hmmmmm...
1. Well, I don't think it's different than everyone else, but I still love "clean" animated and non-antimated movies. I think movies are so much more enjoyable when you don't have to worry about innuendos, etc. I also prefer the ones that are light, and have some humor in them. (However, I do have some favorite dramas too.)
2. As my children will tell you, I'm not afraid to speak my mind if I think something you buy or food you order, has a problem.
3. I make really "weird" faces when I talk, even though I don't always know it. I'm really glad that faces don't really freeze like you look.
The next thing I'm supposed to do to receive the $5 gift certificate (Oh sorry, I didn't mention there was a reason I was exposing myself, did I? - lol!), is that we are to nominate five other blogs. I don't really have many "personal" blogging friends, or some that I have met over the last year or so, that haven't already been nominated, so I'm nominating some ladies that have inspired me since I've been blogging. Some, all I have to do is see the card, and I know who created it. They are some awesome ladies. I've put them in alphabetical order because I admire them equally. They are:
Now all you ladies need to do is go to Digi's With Attitude and follow their directions.
Whew, I didn't think I'd ever get this posted. Now I'm going to link their award badge to my blog and I'm going back to my recliner. Lol!

I'm back....(well almost)

For my friends, old and new, to my team members, and to ones who might follow me, I just wanted to let you know that the surgery went well. This hernia was a little higher up than the two I had in April. Of course, I'm still not up to par, and I know any card I post, will take me a little longer to put together, but I'm sooooooo happy that it's not going to take me as long to get back into creating cards as it did the last time. Thanks for all of the well wishes. Hugs, dj

Friday, November 19, 2010

Feature Friday for TCC

This is one of the newest releases from The Character Cafe for this month. I cut the image out after coloring it with my Prismacolor pencils, and I had an accident so I had to "fix" the post, since I'm trying to get this ready to be posted before I go in the hospital for surgery, the easiest and quickest thing for me to do was cut out a piece of cardstock and make it look like aged wood.

There are some gorgeous images at TCC this month, as usual. I chose this image because I love Cardinals. The fact that they are one of the birds that mate for life, is so endearing to me. And of course, I love the brilliant color of the male. I used a Spellbinder's nestie that I just purchased. (I have only recently started building a collection because I really love using my Cricut for this type of thing, but it's not always easy to clear the table off to get to it.) I'm also using one of the new Cuttlebug Embossing Plus folders. This one is Fanciful Labels, which has five labels on it. I would have preferred that they give a few more directions as to how it goes through the machine, but with a little trial and error I figured it out. The stiped paper is some I purchased months ago, and pretty much forgot about. It was hiding, for one reason, it is 8-1/2x11" paper instead of 12x12". Oh, I guess you can figure out that I used cotton for the snow. I don't have any of the fancy types that I keep seeing, and I didn't have time to go out and get any. I've put some glitter on to make it sparkle some. The snowflakes are glittered, but for some reason it doesn't show up. I guess it's because I don't usually use my flash when I take my pictures.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Mark's Finest Papers - snowflake

Secret Crafter - sparkle and shine

Sweet Stampin Challenge - snowflakes

The Paper Players - red, green, cream

Wee Memories - patterned paper in stash

Twisted Sketches - sketch

Creative Card Crew - thank you

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - glitter

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything

I hope you enjoy the card and that you will leave a comment for me. Also hop on over to TCC and check out all of their great images.



Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Feature Friday again at TCC

It's hard to believe that it's already Friday again. Unfortunately I didn't get to post a card last week because I was in the hospital. Fortunately they helped me get to a point that I didn't have to have emergency surgery. However, I do have to go back in on Monday. I'm going to try to get a few cards done to post while I'm there, but I'm not moving too fast right now so I don't know how that's going to work out.

The Challenge this week calls for natural colors (blk, brown, navy, kraft or anything similar and something embossed. I'm using Stefan & Katherine that I was to use last week. I thought they were so sweet. As soon as I saw them I knew pretty much what I wanted to do. However, even though I like the way the image turned out, I'm not totally happy with the overall card. It just seems like it's missing something. Also the jute that I used in front of the tent looks more like cheddar cheese. LOL! I will definitely try to fix that before I send it out.

When I think of fall or autumn I think of fairs, carnivals, and circuses. I've made this as an anniversary card for some friends. The sentiment on the front says: "Life Can Be A Circus". On the inside it says: "The Two of You Have Made it Work, Happy Anniversary!" This is something that my dh and I came up with.

The tent was cut at 4" from Create a Critter. I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the bottom half of the tent, and then paper pieced the top with some striped paper. No one would probably be able to guess how I did the lights. The cord is part of the steam rising from the noodles on the same cart. The lights are welded to it and are one of the peanuts on the card. LOL! I colored the image and the lights with my Prismacolor pencils. Then I used stickles on the lights. I really do like the way the brown background paper turned out. It is a cardstock that I got a while back at Joann's that had a lot of texture. I used Vintage Photo distress ink to rub on the paper; I think it makes it look like leather.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch

Catch the Bug Blog - anything

CES Challenges - autumn

Sketch, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - fall

Gingerloft Challenge - buttons

Stamps R Us - buttons & bows

Paper Pretties - embossing

Fairy Tale Challenge Blog - anything

Crafty Cardmakers - dry embossing

Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear any comments you might want to make.