April 28, 2013

Fusion challenge #4

For this week's challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge blog, I combined the sketch and the inspiration photo to create my card.  The background paper is an older Bo Bunny paper that I have held on to because I like it so much.  I added some gems, a little woeden butterfly and this is what happened:

The inspiration for my card came from this Fusion inspiration hypothesis #4:
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April 26, 2013

The Wonder of Watercolor

One of the recent trends in card making is "watercolor".  I have always liked to watercolor and have not done it for some time.  The "Wonder of Watercolor" challenge over at Moxie Fab World has inspired me, so I broke out my brushes and watercolors and put together some cards for the challenge:

For the first 2 cards I used one of my favorite Hero Arts flower stamps, stencil flower.  The tuplip card uses a Blockhead tulip stamp stamped multiple times and one of the new Memory Box thank you stamps.
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April 21, 2013

Beautiful Spring.....

The new papers by Graphics 45 "Secret Garden" were a must have for me.  I love the vintage feel of the papers and the images are so very pretty.  Here are my first 2 cards made with this lovely paper, I am adding the top card to the challenge at the Inspirational challenge blog:

 My rose card below is  for the Press the Button challenge going on now at the Beyond Grey challenge blog, please stop by to see all of the DT's lovely inspiration:
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April 16, 2013

Thinking of you today.....

My crafy friend Dorothy and I went shopping this past week-end at our favorite stamp store, Simple Pleasures and I added 2 of the new Memory box stamps to my ever-growing collection. 

The challenge over at the Case Study blog this week is to take our inspiration from this fun card:

The design of the card inspired me to create this little number:
I cannot remember which company this designed paper is from, but I just love it.  The sentiment is one of my new Memory Box stamps and the little wood birds are another of the items I am collecting, have added the birds, butterflies and little wood people so far.
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April 14, 2013

Fusion Challenge #2

I have been so inspired by Jackie and Lesley's Fusion Challenges; take a look at this week's challenge  HERE!

I decided to use both the sketch and the photo, a "fusion" of the 2, for my card:
I do like this new challenge blog, it sure gets the creative mind stirring.
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April 7, 2013

Just Us Girls 183 - Sketch Challenge

I made so many cards this week-end, the challenge blogs I've visited have been so inspiring.  One of my favorite weekly challenges is at Just Us Girls .  The challenge this week is to take inspiration from this sketch (I just love sketch challenges):

I was asked to make a card with Lilacs and when I finished the card I thought it fit this sketch well, so I'm entering it to the challenge this week:
The image is from the Graphics Fairy, added some lace, a little button and background paper from Graphics 45.  Vintage flower images are among my favorites and I too love lilacs :)
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Happy 4th Birthday Simon Says Stamps!

Simon Says stamps are celebrating their 4th birthday and the challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is what else?? Happy Birthday.

A co-worker asked me to make her a card for her little niece who happens to love lady bugs, so here's the card I made for her.  What luck it also fits the challenge this week:

I used watercolor pencils (as always) to color the flowers, leaves and lady bugs.
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Fusion #1

I just love a new challenge blog and the idea behind the new Fusion Card Challenge blog is so refreshing and inspiring.  Take a look at the first challenge inspiration:

I decided to combine both images for my card and here's what I came up with:

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