Thursday, August 29, 2013

CCEE1335 Cracked Glass on a Vintage Card

For Vicky's last challenge, this time she chose for us to make a vintage card, using the Cracked Glass technique.

As she said, we haven't done this in ages, so it was fun to revisit!!  My card uses a cream parchment bg, sepia ink, scads of layers of Versamark and clear embossing powder, and some lace and ribbons.

Please join us, linking your card HERE.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CHF34 Challenge - Use Some Green

This week I am the challenger at Cornish Heritage Farms, and the theme is Green. (Surprised it isn't RED?)

Here is the digital stamp of an alligator, with a bg of dots.  I ran the green through the Mesh folder to emboss, and painted the slimy guy in peeled paint and tumbled glass.  I finished it off with some punched, ribbon, and a button.

Please join us linking your card to our BLOG, and  you just might win some images of your own!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Road to Recovery

This morning I made a get well card for a friend's sister.  I called it "Road to Recovery", and hope Mary Ellen is on it!  She had back surgery just like my son Paul's (steel rods and a "cage").

This was for both challenges today at SCS, the theme of road trip, and stamping on designer paper.

I hope this brings a smile to Mary Ellen's face as she recuperates and becomes pain free!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CCEE1334 Be An Angel Day

Our hostess Vicky challenged us to make a card using an angel.  I went looking for angel clipart, and found this sweet little one!!

I used an embossing folder and a busy wide punch.  A white ribbon bow at the top almost hides the birdie on the umbrella, but he's still there.
Please feel free to join us.  Link your card HERE, and see what the rest of the team has done with their angels.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CHF Extra!

Here's a card I made using Cornish Heritage Farms set called "Ornamental Beauty".

I love the delicate images in this set.  Go check it out on the site HERE.

See you next week with a CHF challenge.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Honoring Past QFTD at Split Coast

 Today was a day to honor Queens of the past on SCS.  Since I am in full Halloween mode, that's what you get.

This first card is a case of peeps321 (Polly) who does humorous collages.  Obviously this is not a collage, but her card was done in shades of green, and I hope she thinks the saying I chose is funny.

I used crackle and canvas backgrounds, a skeleton from stampers Anonymous, and saying from Art Impressions.
This card is for my friend Karen Saalfield, who recently had a knee replacement (eeewww!).  She and I exchanged commiserations over our surgeries, and cards as well.

Karen was our Queen #29, and her card had two birdies punched out of newsprint.  I changed the theme to Halloween of course, and used ghosts and a punched pumpkin on my Clean And Simple card.

Thanks for joining me here.  Have a great day!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

CCEE1333 Brick Wall

Our hostess Vicky Challenged us to make a BRICK WALL.  There is a tutorial at SCS HERE showing how to do it.

This is actually my second attempt.  The first went right into the trash.  I asked my mother how she liked it, and she just wrinkled her nose.

I wish I had left the mouth alone on the little Magnolia.  She was much better without it, but ah, well.

Please join us this week, and every week, linking your card HERE.  Be sure to check out the whole design teams efforts!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

CHF33 Challenge - Use a Bird

Our hostess Steph challenged us to use a bird this week.  I chose this digital image from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I colored the image with markers, used two nestie shapes, and an embossing folder on the bg.

Please join us, and check out the DT's creations.  Enter your card HERE and you might win some images!  Join us again next weeek!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

CCEE1332 Make Your Own Embellishments

Our Hostess Vicky challenged us to :

Make our own embellishments
   (buttons, flowers, brads, etc.)
   AND - use at least 2 designer papers
        and an embossing folder.

I made my own buttons, something I seldom do, but I love them!!

Please join us, linking your card HERE.  See you next week.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thomas Kinkade Lighthouse

This TK lighthouse was brayered with Kaleidacolor ink in shades of blue.  I think the central portion with the very light blue looks like fog or haze int he morning!!

You can find a collection of Thomas Kinkade images at Cornish Heritage Farms Stamps.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

CCEE1331 Guy Birthday

Our hostess for the month of August is Vicky Gould.  Since it's her son-in-law's birthday, she challenged us to make a masculine birthday card, using brown, tan and green.

It occurred to me after I made a spinner that it could be a little dangerous have a car spin around, but since it's an old car, and there are no occupants, it would be a wild ride!!

Please join us, and link HERE!  See you next Thursday.