October 29, 2012

Less Is More - Sketch 7

This week's challenge at Less is More is a sketch.  I enjoy LIM so much as the challenge focus changes each week; here's this week's sketch:

A simple, little sketch it is and here's my card:

I used one of my favorite butterfly stamps from Inky Antics and put a little turn on 2 of the frames.  The cute little thanks stamp is from Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Case Study #114

This is a birthday card for my friend, Therese, who happens to be born on Halloween.  I usually make her a Witch card for her birthday, because witches are her thing.  However, when I saw the card for the case this week over at the Case Study challenge blog I used the card shape for my card.  Not sure how I came up with this for the case, but I did and here it is:

I used Memory Box paper from last year's Halloween paper pack as the background for my card.  The sentiment is a generic stamp I picked up somewhere?  I added a few gems and a rick rack ribbon too.

Thanks for taking a look today :)

Retro Sketches 35

This week is the 35th sketch over at the Retro Sketches blog.  I know I've said this before, but I really like these hand drawn retro sketches.  Here's the sketch we are to use for our card this week:

I used a little tree from Pure Innocense for my card.  Just stamped it a few times, added some designed paper for the hills and a little bird or two from the same set.

Thanks for stopping by today :)

October 16, 2012

LIM - One Layer - Wings

As time goes on I am becoming much more comfortable making one-layer cards and this is thanks in part to Chrissie and Mandi and the Less is More challenges.  Well, this week's challenge  is simply that, make a one-layer card with a "wing" theme.  I chose to use an airplane for my winged object:

But OH NO!! After uploading this photo I realized my card is not in fact one-layer, OH for Heaven's sake.  Well, I'm going to put it into the challenge anyway hoping that someone can get a little inspiration from it.

I used Lawn Fawn Bon Voyage stamps, watercolor pencils and a little bit of gold stickles for the engine lights.

Thanks for stopping by :)

October 14, 2012

A guy's birthday card

I work with a group of great people, really, I like every one of the people I work with.  And, every time one of these lovely people celebrate's a birthday I make them a special birthday card.  It's one of the  guy's birthday's tomorrow and here is the card I made for him:

The man is one of the pictures from Graphic's 45 "A ladies diary", the embossing is a Sizzix folder.  I added some gems and ribbon too.  I'm pretty sure he's going to like this card, I sure hope so :)

Thanks for taking a look today :)

Thinking of you again

Not sure how many thinking of you cards I have made over the years; I'm sure everyone appreciates getting one of these cards though, I know I would be happy to know someone is thinking of me :)  I made this card for the October Hero Arts challenge and will be posting it to the HA Flickr group later today.

I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp, Stampin up flowers and My Mind's Eye Stella Rose paper for this card.

Thanks for stopping by :)

October 7, 2012

LIM - week 88 - Color

I have not used embossing power in a very long time.  I love embosing, was so amazed when I first learned this technique.  I finally re-did my craft room and now have the space to emboss, so this week's challenge at Less is More was welcome, it's a color challenge and the color is Silver.  Here's my card:

I haven't found a real good way to photograph my cards, need to work on that.  The feather and background are Hero Arts stamps, the sentiment is Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by :)

October 2, 2012

Little Ballerina

This cute little ballerina girl is a Lily of the Valley stamp.  I received her from another stamper who I exchanged cards with by the name of Deborah.  I'm going to give her to my cousin, Cynthia as a thank you for the birthday presents she sent me.  Cyn loves ballerinas and I'm pretty sure she will like this card:

I used watercolor pencils, markers, stickles, gems, Memory Box paper, ribbon and Viola!

Hope you're having a good week :)

LIM - Love & Marriage

This week's challenge at Less is More is a Lucky Dip - Love and Marriage.  I know a little bit about this subject as I have been married to Mike, my wonderful husband, 28 years.  The sentiment on this card is special and is fitting for the challenge.

I used Stampin' Up stamps, 2 ribbons, a lacey punch, stickles and pop dots.

Thanks for taking a look today :)

Follow Your Dreams

This is the last week for muse, Torico, over at the Case Study challenge blog.  We have been asked to case this lovely card by Torico:

I was inspired by the design of Torico's pretty card; took another approach with the colors used.  The sentiment stamp is by Stampin' Up and the butterfly die cut by Memory Box, here's my card:

Thanks for stopping by today :)