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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Domestic Goddess



1950's Retro

The other day, my son sent me some pictures of a 1953 Coke machine that he bought and rewired to use in his home...and told me this inspired him and his wife to design their kitchen in 50's Retro.  I don't know about you, but I love this style (even though it was before my time) and with all this talk of the 50's...Well, I just had to create a card.

I didn't have any intentions of entering this card in a challenge, but while I was browsing the internet I came across a new blog (to me) that had an active challenge theme of " 20th Century"!  You can create a project that is inspired by 20th century styles, a particular era or even a fond memory...the choices are endless.  So, if there is something that stands out to you, take some time and join in the fun over at the Craft-room challenge.

Now for my card.  I hope you like it.


     Coffee's On
 
For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Suburbia-Vera (pg39), cut at 5 1/2", coffee pot (pg33), cut at 1", stove (pg50), cut at 3 3/4", Goddess (pg77), cut at 1/2" and domestic (pg82), cut at 3/4".
 
This card is 5"x 7"...Cherry patterned paper is cut at 4"x 4 7/8", Maroon paper is cut at 3 1/8"x 4 7/8" and is scored at every 1/8".  The Hunter Green strip is cut at 3/8"x 4 7/8 and the Brown strip is cut at  1/4"x 4 7/8".

For the little extras...I used Glossy Accents for the oven door to give it the look of glass and I placed pop dots on the upper have of the female image to give a little depth.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Thinking of you



Just sitting here...Thinking of You

As I've said in another post, I am wanting to challenge myself by creating cards that I've never tried before and...This time around it is a Clean and Simple card, as well as a sketch.

The card I've made will be entered into the challenge over at CAS-Colours & Sketches  This challenge is a sketch challenge and you must also use a stamp.  There are still a few days left, so if you'd like...think something up and join in on the fun.

Now for my card.  I hope you like it.

 
Donald
 
For this card I used the following cartridge and measurement.  Mickey and Friends-Donald (pg110), cut at 2 1/2".
 
This card measures 5"x 5".  The triangle was cut from a 5"x 3" piece of black card stock, the sentiment was made by using Memento/Tuxedo Black ink and a TPC Studio stamp from the Greetings collection. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie




Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine #2


Valentine for Molly

This Valentine card is for my little "Cricket", Molly Marie. 

I made this card for our "middle" grandbaby...She loves to watch things move about, so I used a wobble on her card to make the little bee dance!

 
  Bee Mine
 
For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Teddy Bear Parade-Bee, cut at 3 3/4" and Plantin School Book-letters, cut at 3/4".
 
This card is 5"x 7"...the first layer (blue) is cut at 4 3/4"x 6 3/4", layer two (green) is cut at 4"x 5 1/2" and is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.
 
For the little extras...I simply used 1/4" ribbon for a trim and made the little pink bow using 1/8" ribbon.
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie
 
 




Monday, February 10, 2014

Something Sweet...



Natures candy...simply sweet

What's sweeter then a fresh piece of fruit that's been left to ripen to perfection...

When I came across the challenge over at Stuck on u Sketches and saw that it was for "Something" sweet, I automatically thought of fruit.  To me, nothing comes close to the sweetness of a perfectly ripe piece of fruit...of any kind...especially when homegrown!

So, with this in mind I set out to create a card that showed what I consider "something" sweet.  I hope you like it.


 
Simply sweet!
 
 
For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Preserves-pear #3 (pg26), cut at 2 3/4", melon #2 (pg41), cut at 3 3/4", melon #3 (pg42), cut at 1 1/4", blueberry #1 (pg50), cut at 2", and raspberry (pg56), cut at 1 1/4".  Plantin School Book-sweet, cut at 3/4" and Graphically Speaking-phrase/simply (pg49), cut at 3/4".
 
This card is 5"x 7"...the first layer (green) is cut at 4 1/4"x 6 1/4", the second layer (orange) is cut at 4"x 6" and the third layer (brown) is cut at 3 1/2"x 5 1/2".
 
The little extras...I couldn't really find the right colors of paper for some of the fruit and resorted to using my Copics to get the colors I wanted...For the raspberries I used G-85, V-93 and RV-34...then for the cantaloupe vine and blueberries I used V-15, 17 and E-15.  I also used 1/8" and 1/4" pop dots to give the card some depth and dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sketch challenge



Panda bear and Blossoms

I don't think I've ever entered a "sketch" challenge before...I truly love coming up with my own ideas, but I'd like to learn how to take someone else's vision and make it my own.  So, my personal goal is to find some of these wonderful sketches and re-create them to fit my style.  It's like someone planting the seed and then I come along and tend it as it grows.

So for my "first" sketch challenge, I went looking at some really great blogs and found the sketch I wanted to try.  I found it over at Die Cuttin' Divas and if you're interested in doing a sketch challenge, whether you're new at it, like me or pro...there's still time!  So head on over and have a look.

Now for my card and my take on the sketch.  I hope you like it.


 
Panda bear and Blossoms
 
 
For this card I used the following cartridges and measurements.  Pagoda-Panda #2 (pg36), cut at 2 1/4", Kanji "happiness" (pg45), cut at 1 1/2" and flower #2 (pg51), cut at 1 1/4", 2" and 2 1/4".  George and Basic Shapes-circle (pg108), cut at 1/4".
 
This card is a 5"x7"...the first layer (cream) is cut at 4 3/4"x 6 3/4", the second layer (burgundy) is cut at 4"x 6 9/16"...and the two squares are cut as follows.  The first layer of the square (light burgundy) is cut at 3"x 3" and the second layer (burgundy) is cut at 2 3/4"x 2 3/4".  The four circles are cut at 1/4".
 
For the little extras...I made the flowers using white card stock and colored them using Copic markers G-85 and R-81...I also used Momento ink Rhubarb for the centers.  I chose to do this since I didn't really have any paper that matched my color choices.  I think I'm pretty happy with the results though.
 
I also used pop dots on two sets of the flowers to add some depth and dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie
 
 
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dreaming of Spring


Koi and water lilies

With all of the sub zero and freezing temperatures, along with lots of snow and ice, my thoughts turn to my flower beds and water garden...I can't help but daydream about warmer weather, flowers blooming and watching my Koi enjoy their awakening from a long cold slumber.

What better to do then to make a card!  So when I sat down to create this card, I was truly inspired by my pond and the Koi that call it home. I'll be entering this card into the challenge over at Crafts 4 Eternity,...for their Oriental theme.  If you have some time on your hands and are looking for a fun challenge, maybe you could head on over and enter...it's not to late.  Now for my card...I hope you like it.


 
Dreamin' of warmer days
 
For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Art Nouveau-water lily #2 (pg37), cut at 3" and Koi (pg59), also cut at 3".
 
This card is a 5"x7 1/2"...the first layer (dark brown) is cut at 4 3/4"x7 1/4", layer two (green) is cut at 4 1/2"x7" and the third layer (blue) is cut at 3"x5".
 
For this card all image pieces were cut using white cardstock and colored with the following Copic markers.  To color the Koi-Y35, Y38 and W7...for the water lily-R20, R22, G82 and G85.
 
I decided to use Copic markers instead of colored cardstock for this card, to give it more of a flowing water color feel...I'm pleased with the results and hope you find it pleasing also.
 
Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie
 
 


Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentine #1

Valentine for Delilah

This is one of two cards I'll be making for our grandbabies this Valentine Day...and since the girls are to young for candies, they'll also be getting a cute little stuffed animal from Nana and Pap. 

I'll be entering this card in the challenge over at the Cut it up challenge blog.  Their challenge this week is "Through the woods", so anything you want to create that is associated with wood, wood grain, woodland creatures, trees...or anything else that comes to mind, go on over and join in.

For this card I decided to go with another Disney character, simply because I think they're all so cute!
I hope you like it.


 
Dale
 
For this card I used the following cartridge and measurements.  Disney Classics-Dale (pg107), cut at 5 1/2" and heart/layer (pg117), cut at 3/4", 1" and 2".
 
Now for the little extras.  For the embossing I used the Tim Holtz folder "wood grain", I also used Glossy Accent for Dales nose and eyes, inked his lighter color fur and large heart with Martha Stewarts brownstone...and lastly, used a Copic marker to make the initials and heart.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look.  Kathie