Thursday, May 10, 2012


Good Evening my fellow bloggers!
It's a cool evening in N.E. Ohio so I thought I'd share another creation or two with you since I don't feel like doing house work or outside work.  Priorities you know ... LOL!

Card #1 is for this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens.  I just LOVE doing Joan's challenges ... she & Selma come up with some fabulous card creation ideas and a lot of times really makes me think!!  With that being said, here is what's required to make this weeks card:
Use a Garden Theme
Use a Sentiment
Make a flower using Flower Soft or micro beads for the Stamen (center)
Use an Embossed Background

 I only just today, received this new LaBlanche stamp from Joan's Gardens so thought I would work it into my challenge entry. 
I wanted to show you a closeup so you can see the cat's eyes which were created by coloring them with a Prismacolor PM25 spring green marker then a dab of SU Crystal Effects on top (they look so real!).  My flower was created using the PunchBunch Lily punch, conditioned using the PunchBunch Flower making kit,  sponged  the edges with TH Broken China distress ink and added 'toffee' Flower soft for the stamen.  SU watercolor pencils & blender pen were used for my coloring and the embossing folder is Sizzix.

Other qualifying challenges:
Crafting for all Seasons - Handmade Flowers
Crafts and Me - Punches and Dies
The Paper Shelter #63 - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Punches
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Make it Pop - Add Dimension

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The second creation I have to share with you this evening is a tissue box cover and matching card that I made for a friend to give to her sister for her birthday.  Her sister collects 'COW' themed items so she thought she'd get a kick out of having a tissue box cover in that theme.  Here's what I came up with . . .
and the matching card is a 'gate fold' card.

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okay ... ONE more to share!
I saw a card of this style a couple of weeks ago when one of my crafting friends took one of the classes offered during the Adventures in Stamping when it was in town in April.  I thought it was quite clever and asked her if she'd mind sending me a photo so I could case it and have a few in my stash.  What do you think?  Cute huh!
Products used in this creation are:
Spellbinder Classic & Scallop Heart dies ... Cuttlebug Textile EF ... MS Doily Lace border punch ... Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF ... tag punch ... Liquid Pearls ... JoAnn's satin Bow Tie (bridal section)

Well there you have it!  Thanks so much for sticking with me to the end and I hope you have found inspiration in my work.  Have a FABULOUS evening and upcoming weekend!  I'll be seeing you soon!


Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, gorgeous creations once again.
Doing Life

Mrs. Swandog said...

Love your garden card. The eyes on the cat are amazing. Very pretty flower. Awesome!

annie said...

Great cards. Love using the flower soft and I agree Selma's blog is amazing with heaps of things to learn...♥

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gosh what a wonderful collection of goodies. Love your classic style your first card that you have shared with us at Craft-room challenge is utterly delightful. Thank you for joining in with our challenge XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

love the embossed frame on the cat card, and the cats cute too, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Nikki Byrne said...

WOW! Stunning collection of crafting here . Thank you for joining us in our emboss it challenge at craft room challenge. Good luck. Hugs. Nikki dt

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi...I love the card you have entered into the Craft Room challenge. Being a cat lover I think your image is adorable and the whole card has been put together wonderfully. Thank you for entering it into the Craft Room challenge "emboss it" challenge. Suzanne :)

Selma said...

This is such a pretty garden theme card. I like how you stamped inside the embossed oval and what great looking eyes you gave the kitty. Thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens Challenge.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

MichelleO said...

Very pretty card! Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsy Challenge -

Maria said...

A gorgeous collection of creations. I love the embossing on the card you've entered into our challenge, and those eyes on the cat look so real! Thanks for sharing your card with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful Card Darlene. Thanks for joining us this week at Whimsy's Challenge. DT Member Sassy Raggedy

Carol said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Diane said...

Great projects.....and love the cats eyes...they do look real...great new stamp, too!!