Card Gallery (older cards and challenges)

Oct. 11, 2012    Thursday

OK as promised here are the cards I made yesterday.   First I have a card for the Tuesday Color Challenge at Outlawz, that will be going to a friend for her birthday later this month.  The colors choices where awesome this time, let's take a look:

 And the card I made that have these colors and I twist of something to with Travel, I choose a bycycle.  Oh and the pearls are yellow, they look very pale in the picture.

I am also entering this card into the following Challenges:

Tuesday Color Challenge - Outlawz Challenges

Anything Goes - Totally Gorjuss

OK and for my the second card I made. I did this one with the Created with Love Blog Challenge in mind. We had to create a birthday card using Blue & Red. The digi image of the girl is a freebie by Anne Fenton, a member at Outlawz. And this card will be going to another friend with a birthday later this month.  It also fits the rules for a couple other challenges too. So here it is.  I love this paper I used on this card, isn't really retro? I only wish I had more of it :( .  Hope this picture shows all the details and bling.  

This card will be entered into the following  challenges:

Blue & Red Birthday Challenge - Created with Love

Creative Freebie Challenge - Outlawz Challenges 

Flowers Challenge - Delicious Doodles

So that's it for today. I do have a project I am working on but can't show it just yet... but be patient it will be coming soon.  Would love to hear all your comments so leave me some love....have a great night!

Until next time........
By Bye

Oct.  2nd, 2012, Tuesday

 Here is the color challenge for this week over at Outlawz.

And my Card:

That's all for today!

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Evening all, I am back with another Tuesday Color Challenge from the Outlawz Challenge.  This weeks color choices are:
Love these colors, don't you?  And here is my Card for this challenge. It will be going to one of my Aunts.  

I had fun coming up with this card and making it. And I am very pleased with the outcome.  Give me you feed back, I love hearing from you all so very much.   Have a wonderful night................

Until next time
Bye ya'll

Ok only had enough time for 1 of my Card projects today.  To much to do not enough time in a day. Also I probably will not be able post again until Saturday or maybe Sunday. Busy, busy tomorrow and Friday is Convention day for me, woohoo!  But here is the card I made for the Tuesday Color Challenge at Outlaws.  Here are the color combos for this week and then my Card.

 And my Card, it's got texture just can't see it from the picture.

Alrightie, that's all I have time for right now.  See you soon.

Until next time................

 Sept. 18, 2012   Tuesday

 OK here are the cards I made for the CAS (Clean & Simple) Holiday Card swap over at Slpitcoast Stampers.  We had to make 6 cards and you get five back, one stays with the Hostess.  I am mailing them out tomorrow.  I am pretty happy with them actually.  I found it a little hard to think in terms of not using a lot on a card.  But I just took some white card base and with my small Scor-Pal, I embossed 2 lines around all 4 sides of card front only.  Then I found some paper in my stash with snow on it that has a teeny bit of sparkle to it and cut to fit just inside the embossed lines, and glued in place with my Xyron tape runner. I then added a 3-d snowman from Martha Stewart Crafts, they are foam tape backed.  I also added a run on holiday sentiment to the inside of each card. And that's it.  A fun but very fast and easy way to produce several cards at once . So here are a few pics for you to view, so do you think they fit the CAS idea?

Here is a list of all the supplies I used for theses cards:

*  Personalized By you - Rub on Phrases ( on inside of Card)

*  Martha Stewart Crafts - 3-d Snowmen ( I'm a Snowman addict by the way)

*  Me & My Big Ideas Paper Pad - Blue Snowy back ground paper

*  Paper Studio - White Card Base

*  Scor-Pal - small size (to make embossed lines around card front)

*  Xyron Tape Runner

Until next time,
Bye Ya'll

Sept.12, 2012    Wednesday

Hello again peeps.......I found myself with a little free time soooo Of course I had to work on more Challenges.   This one is going to be entered into two Challenges.   I used a digital image from Sandi Huggett, over @ Oultlawz, colored it with Prism Pencils and OMS. Can not remember were the background papers are from since they are scarp pieces. Layered paper to Kraft cad base, added Image with foam tape after adding ribbon from Studio G.  Then I stamped Fall leaf image from Studio G also.  I then added a few bling beads to top corner.  Viola a card.........
Entering this card into the following Challenges:

That's it for today folks, have a good evening.  I hear thunder so maybe we'll see some much needed rain, YAY!  

Until  next time,


Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone.  It's time again for the Tuesday Color Challenge at  Outlawz Challenges.

Here are the color choices we had to work with, I am loving these colors so much. 
 We also had to add brads some where on the item we made.  I had this adorable digital image that was free from one of the Outlawz members who's son creates them and gives them away.  So Cool isn't it.  Just was waiting for the right time to use her. 
Went with a very CAS card this week, but I think it is way cute......Thanks for stopping by to see me.  Off to try to come up with something that fit in to two other challenges.  So that's all for right now.

Until next time.....

Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Good Saturday Afternoon everyone.  I am a little late  in posting this card for the Tuesday Color Challenge this week over on Outlawz Challenges .  But we have had a busy week helping friends move and Pet Sitting.   The colors this week are, I have to show you the design team member's choice because it is so much FUN!!! 

What a nice vision right,LOL.....and it had to be a Masculine Card to boot.  So I have a bit of trouble coming up with Manly cards, but here is my entry anyway!

That's all for now, Have a fun weekend.
Until next time.....................

Sept. 3, 2012   Labor Day Celebrated

Hello and welcome back.  As I said I did finally find a little block of time to get my Challenge card done today. It's made with a digital image by ANNE FENTON,  from the Outlawz Challenges Group, for the Creative Freebie Challenge.  It ends on 9/8.  I rec'd two images from her,  one was a Koi Pond and the other was a gorgeous Dragon fly.  But as Fate would have it my printer just would not print the Dragon fly properly, so I went with the Koi Pond image.  I like how it came out.  I colored the image in with Colored Pencils from Artist Loft and Odorless Mineral Spirits, generic brand from Micheal's.  Added some white Glue around to frame image and then sprinkled some fine green glitter over the Glue.  Added some pretty paper and foam taped image to this it on an angle. Then attached both to Brown Kraft card base with double sided tape.  Added some green bling to opposite corners and that is it, a finished card!  What do you Think??????

Wouldn't it be pretty if these fish really did have purple coloring?  Well that's all from me for today!

Until next time...................

Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012  Labor Day

Happy Labor Day Everyone!  I wanted to share a card I made yesterday for the Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz Challenges.  I used my spellbinders die cutting machine, as this is my favorite tool in my craft area!  Here is a list of everything I used to make this card for the challenge.  

Supplies used: 
 * Spellbinders Grand Caliber Die Cutting Machine
 * Spellbinders - Beaded Oval die, New M-bossibilities Plate in Whimsy side B
                        Craft foil, Edibility's Die

 * Lavender paper, not sure , from my paper stash

 * Xyron Glue runner

 * Studio G purple glitter glue

 * White Card base from Paper Studios

 * Purple - Marvy Brush Marker

 * Small flower stamp & Friend Stamp from Hero Arts

 *  Digital Image from Sugar Nelle Designs

And here is what I came up with, it will be sent off as a RAK to someone, not sure who yet, but it will go to a good home this month!  So what do you think?  I am happy with it!

Until next time.............
Have a safe & fun weekend

It's a wonderful Wednesday here at my house.  The mail lady just delivered  my House Mouse Artsy Summer Card Challenge winnings, woo hoo. The Challenge was over at Paper Craft Planet, I won for July.  Thank You Cathy for the fun goodies pictured below.  If you are a House Mouse fan you should check out this group.  They are a lot of fun, always cracking each other up and creating some darn cool House Mouse cards, tags, ect... on the planet!  You have to be a member of the forum to join in the group challenge, it's way Fun!
and now for my winnings, drum roll please......
Hmmm now what am I going to create with all these goodies.  Thanks again Cathy.....

Until next time...
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's time for another Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz Challenges.  This week it's one of my favorite Colors.  We have to use two shades of purple and white. And this week's twist is to use a letter of the alphabet in your design.  You'll have to check back though to see what I come up with......because I don't have a clue yet what I want to make, LOL...

And now for a tidbit of news.  I have been accepted as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) Member over on Split Coast Stampers.  I am thrilled to be part of this group.  You all know by now how much I adore making cards so  now I have another reason.  And all my challenge cards have a new bunch of homes to get to go to.  

One other Challenge I try to do is the Creative Freebie Challenge again over at Outlawz Challenges.  You get two free digital images sent to you when your a member and you have to use one of them to create your item or make one with each image .  The challenge is for about 2wks.  I haven't decided on exactly what I want to make, but I have an idea in the works.  

Soooooo, now you have a reason to be checking back and commenting too, right! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

That's it for now.

Until next time............

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012

Howdy everyone, it's Saturday and I am feeling much better, YAY! Thought I'd share a card I made for the Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz Challenges.  I think it turned out kinda cute.  I am an Owl person so I had to use a new digital image I had from Clear Dollar Stamps, then I found this cute patterned paper in my stash that had the 3 colors in the challenge (Green, Gold & Orange), paper is from Paper Studio, added a bit of green twine, some bling jewels from Studio G then stamped the words with stamps from Studio G.  It needs something but I just could not come up with anything more so here it is.  Probably not a winner but hey, it's still cute right?  

 Have a fun weekend

Until Next time.........................
Bye y'all

8/23/2012  Thursday

Hi again, I have been working on some very quick and  simple cards to get off to a group that sends cards to Our Troops.  I made 2 casual cards yesterday and sent them off today, what do you think, do they show American Spirit??  

 An now for a birthday card for a dear friend, Anita.  Hubby and I a part of a group that attend Renaissance Faires all around Texas.  And Anita is part of this fun group of friends.  So here is her birthday card that I came up with. I am loving the colors! Tell me what you think, will she like it or not, I hope so (wink)......

 Now it's back to Christmas Cards....having a bit of lost Mojo though, maybe will put them aside for a day or two until my creativity sparks a bit, want them to be fun and full of Christmas Spirit and I am just not feeling today :(

Until next time.

8/20/2012, Monday 

Well, a few days ago I decided it is time to start thinking about Christmas Cards.  I know it's still a stinking hot summer here in Texas, but I hand make all and I mean all of my Christmas Cards.  Friends and Family actually expect to get a new card creation each and every year.  And we all know I really don't mind making them.  It's just the list is getting longer and longer and supplies and postage stamps don't come cheaply theses day.  Might have to be a bit particular about who we send to this year.  Last year's count for handmade cards was 85, I know, I know I'm crazy!  That's why I start on them now.  So I went through all my card stash for Christmas related supplies and boy oh boy, I sure have plenty to get me started.  Here is what I found so far that I have never used on Christmas cards i have made before.  


Guess I don't really need any more Christmas Card supplies!! I find sales every year after Christmas and stock up for the next Christmas' card making.  But darn I have yet to check my card stock and paper stash for Christmas related designs and colored papers.  I'm sure I have some, well I mean I'm sure have a lot of paper, LOL!!   OK off to come up with some ideas for all theses Christmas Cards........

Thanks for stopping by and looking around.

Until next time,

8/17/2012  Friday

 Yay, it's Friday!  Just wanted to pop in and show you what I came up with for another Challenge over at Outlawz.  It's for the Creative Freebie Challenge. You get a digital image from group leader and have to create something for the challenge (card, scrapbook page whatever you decide....) I decided to try an old technique for making a background, shaving cream and alcohol inks.  I like the out come. All you do is put a good amount of shaving cream (not gel) on a paper plate and add drops of the inkers all over the cream.  The I take a plastic fork and swirl the ink colors in the cream.  Don't swirl to much it gets muddy looking.  Then get a piece of glossy paper and lay it on top of this creamy shaving mess.  Press lightly all over, not to hard though. Then lift one corner up and pull off. You will have color and shaving cream every where on the paper.  I then use a piece of sturdy cardboard and scrape off all the shaving cream from the paper.  You should now see a cool marbled looking colorful background.  Just set aside to dry and then use it as you wish for backgrounds or what ever.  I printed the digital image on my background when dry then layered with card stock and flowers and a sentiment, and Voila you have a card!  And here it is.....

 Pretty cool background, I'm happy with it!  

Have a wonderful weekend all.
Until next time...

8/15/2012 Wednesday
OK, so I belong to several different forums for card making.  Outlawz is my most recent to Join.  It is awesome, I am really enjoying the group a lot and meeting some new friends. Here is how to find them, , if you'd like to check them out.   I joined in a group challenge called Tuesday Color, you have to use the colors they pick and this one was to use flowers.  I made two entries and here they are.  Please leave me some comments, I love to hear what others think. Thanks for looking.

 Wish me luck, maybe I'll win something, who knows, even if I don't it was fun making these cards and who knows who I'll be sending them off to.

Ohhh, forgot I have one more card, it's for a monthly card swap in another group, Card Making Friends on yahoo.  Fun group to be in, check them out.  Here is the card I made for my partner this month.

Isn't he just a real hoot, LOL.....
 Until Next Time, Tootles...........

Sunday, 8/12/2012 

Hello there,  just wanted to add some more of my cards for your viewing pleasure.  Please do let me know what you think of them, I love to hear from people.

 Ok that's it all I have for now.  Time to start thinking about dinner.

 Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon and evening.



Well it's a hot Friday afternoon here in Texas and just the perfect weather for some inside crafting.  So I decided I'd get a couple quick cards out for some birthdays.  And of course a fate would have it my sore hands are acting up. So I looked through my stash and I found some stickers I had forgot all about, that would do up some quickie cards.  They need to be in tomorrow's mail.  OK here is what I came up with, what do you think?  For quick cards they turned out cute!  

CMF Group Birthday Card

For Arleen Birthday
Until next time.....................

Hello, I know it's been a while in the making but I am learning how to make this blog stuff work.  And I think I am getting it finally.  

Some of you know I am a House Mouse Fan, and I just had to tell you all that I won my very first ever Challenge. WOOHOO, I know it's nothing big but to me it was awesome.  Paper Craft Planet ran a house mouse design challenge.  Basically you created a card from the sketch design and use house mouse stamps in the card.  And low and behold I won.  I have never ever won a darn tooting thing in my life so this was cool.  Here is the card I made.  
 I am in another challenge with House Mouse that runs thru August.  It's for a Artsy Summer HM Card. Won't know for a while if I won or not.  But I'll be sure to let you all know, LOL. 

OK, I promised to let everyone know if I won for the above card challenge.  Drum roll Pleeaassse, YES I WON!  Can you beleive it.  I am so so happy!  Two wins this week and they are my first ever wins, High Five Pls.....
alright now I have to finish organizing my card stuff to get busy on alot of cards,  Swaps, b-days, Raks and challenges, I love this hobby!!!  

Have nice evening all..
Until next time

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