Saturday, March 30, 2013

Peach and Lace

Here is the card I made for our challenge today at SCS.  The website (in Chinese) had such beautiful Victorian things!  I chose for inspiration a beautiful lace and peach bag.

The image is from Hampton Arts, colored with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Spun Sugar colors.  I added a rust flourish, lace and ribbon from MFP, and a sprig of little peach flowers.  Hope you like it.

Happy Easter tomorrow.  We are off to DD's to join the rest of the family.  I hope you are spending the day with family and friends too.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CCEE1313 Oldies But Goodies

For the last theme of the month our March hostess, Charlene, has asked us to use "An Oldie But Goodie" ( an old stamp that we haven't used in a looooooong time).  Here's what I made:

Of course this card went out for St. Patrick's Day on the 17th, but I saved it for you to see here.

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and check in with me again next week for a new hostess.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How About Some RED???

It's been a while since I posted some RED, so I thought I would treat myself.  This card was made for the sketch challenge at SCS.  It made me  about you???

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Colors! (CHF Challenge below)

My two cards for SCS today use the same colors, but couldn't be more different.  Take a look:

This one is for the color challenge, turquoise, mustard, daffodil.

This one is for the MMTPT Challenge, Tickle a Teapotter.

Please take a gander at my CHF Challenge in pretty greens below before you leave.  Thanks!

CHF23 Pattern Paper

Our hostess at Cornish Heritage Farms this week is Steph.  She has challenged us to create our own patterned paper with CHF stamps.

I used Ornamental Beauty (LL6018) in Spanish Moss, and Haute Couture (5006) in Celery.

The filigree die cut is on top of the cream bg, and the flower is layered with a big pearl on top.  I punched out some flowers in cream, and shaped them with a stylus, then added stickles.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.  You just might win some images from us!  Come back again next week.

Monday, March 25, 2013


My computer guru (whom I LOVE) was just here.  I couldn't get into my blog to post or  do anything else.  How very frustrating!!!!  Now this is the proof it is working. YAY!!!!!!!!!!

So.....I thought I would add the card I made today for SCS.  Here it is:

I kinda like how it turned out.  Hope you do too.  Fussy cutting is still tough with my cast, but I go into a splint on Thursday, so card making will be easier!  Bye for now!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

CCEE1312 Pretty Color Challenge

This week, Charlene challenged us to make a card using Pink Pirouette, Rose RED, River Rock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  Here's what I did with these beautiful colors:

Please join us in making a Pretty Color card, linking it HERE .  Come back next Thursday for another challenge.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHF Sheep

Cornish Heritage Farms has the cutest images.....this one is a digi (1628 Sheep Digi), and is so easy to copy and size to whatever you please!

I used a wonderful bg from CHF as well.

Please check out the site HERE for some really fun images, including Thomas Kinkade.  See you here next week for a challenge.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

CCEE1311 Pencils Only, Please!

Our hostess for March, Charlene Merrick, challenged us to make a card using ONLY colored pencils.....NO markers, crayons, or reinkers.  I don't know about you, but colored pencils are always at the bottom of my list!  I guess that's what makes this a challenge, Right???  Here's what I did:

I love this little Rubbernecker image and sentiment.  I did use Sepia ink on the sentiment, but only on the sentiment!

Please join us, linking your card HERE, and come back next week for another of Charlene's themes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CHF22 Men Only

This week our hostess, Frances, challenged us to make a card for MEN ONLY - for the men in our lives.

This dog (All Ears Dog 582 D) is a digi stamp from Cornish Heritage farms.  The sentiment is computer generated, and the pawprints are markered.

I added spots to the dog, and some pink to his ears.  It's for a great friend who is turning 70.  Inside it says, "Happy Birthday, You Old Dog!"

Please join us at the CHF Blog.  See you in a week.

Friday, March 8, 2013

here it is............

here's my new cast.......and as a background, the t-shirt i received as a surprise from my friend jojot aka joanne grzelak in ct.

do you think she knows me - and that i will stamp no matter what my condition?

i've been stamping for most of the days since my surgery for arthritis in my thumb (arthroplasty), and since this is my 2nd time, it's easier - not less painful, but it's my left hand which doesn't do much anyway.

thanks to all of you for talking me into the red cast again, and for your get well wishes.  hugs.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

CCEE1310 The Eyes Have It!

Our Hostess for the month of March is Charlene Merrick.  Her first challenge for us is to use EYELETS!

I haven't used an eyelet in ages, so I guess this was a good challenge for me.  Here's what I did with four gold ones......
I think this little bee is just the cutest thing.  I hope you can see that his wings are glittered.  I'm glad that I saved the little hole-puncher and eyelet setter I've had for ages, 'cause a punch just wouldn't fit!

Please join us, and link your card HERE.  Check out what the DT has done, and come backk next week!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Week

The images by Thomas Kinkade are amazing.  Here is his stamp called "Cobblestone Bridge".

Please join us at our CHF blog HERE using your TK stamps, and join us next week for another CHF challenge.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

a one-hander

this is my fourth day after surgery to remove a bone from my hand.  i've been going crazy with boredom ...worse than i did the challenge at scs today.

i used my punch and cb...easy peasy.

i get my stitches out on wednesday, then my cast.  after checking with most of you, the consensus was another red one.  three weeks later i'll start with pt.

hugs to you all.  have a great weekend.