Friday, September 23, 2011

Bling Bling

Bling is a new Challenge at Lily Pad Cards, up today.

Here is my card ... I am actually not really a bling person - so my card is a mixture of natural colors and a bit of bling using some Martha Stewart glitter to cover that die cut border and some silver embossing on the christmas trees.

The card base is a white embossed Classic Fabric Design distressed with antique linen at the edges towards the center leaving a bit of white space...

HA stamps: CL540, CG245, CL343
Other: MFT open scallop die, Fiskars punch, MS glitter, twine,
HA gems, HA embossing powders white & silver

When I was in New York a couple of years ago I bought some glittery letters at the Tinsel Trading Company - they were sort of vintage looking and I was inspired by these when I created the border for this card - distressing the edges & adding that piece of lace behind it.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hero Arts Sketch Challenge

Another sketch challenge is up at Lily Pad Cards. Our sponspor is Hero Arts - YAY!!

Here is the sketch...

And here is the card I made using some gorgeous Hero Arts stamps - generously provided by Hero Arts.  I stamped 3 lines of text for the vertical lines of the sketch and used an ornament as the round feature.  

Hero Arts CL551 Decorate your holiday
Distress inks fired brick, walnut stain, Memories dye ink white.
Bazzill kraft, Hero Arts notecard , May Arts Ribbon

Monday, September 12, 2011

shine on kraft

Just a quick share with one of those cards which went through a loong process and ended up entirely different than planned. I actually wanted to make a yellow card - but I had to squeeze in some kraft - you know me ;) I added some shine to that kraft, too, after stamping the background..

Stamps: Hero Arts Live Life, Hero Arts Lotus Background
Paper: MME Darling Deer, Bazzill kraft cs.

The sentiment is from the lovely set Live Life, stamped in Hero Arts Chalk ink latte.

Here you can see some of the shine...

Today Jan & I took the day off and went to a lovely restaurant on board a ship down at the harbor.
We ordered a surprise lunch and look what we got as a starter - my favorite ... scallops!! Yummy!

Eventhough the weather was not the best - they are saying the remaing effect of the hurricane Katia will hit Denmark today ... we still enjoyed the view from the ship. Just look at that old ship sailing through the bridge!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

a lady-like card

This turned out very lady like with that big bow ;) Could be used for a wedding also,  I guess. 
The resist embossed flower is stamped twice for some added dimension in the center.  
I thought the white dots on the background would be a fine match for the dots of the flower...

Hero Arts stamps: 
Basic Grey, Hero Arts notecard, Bazzill kraft cs.
May Arts silk ribbon, embossing powder, foam dots.

Have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another color challenge at Lily Pad Cards...

Sorry for the late post of my latest card for the color challenge at Lily Pads
I was not feeling well yesterday and I missed the date for this....

I love the colors Kathy chose for this one.  The sponsor is A Day for Daisies. They have some really cute images for coloring. You have to check it out ;)

I feel a bit humble showing this amongst such great coloring talent on the Lily Pad Cards blog - I am not any way near the skills those girls have.... 

So here is my inspirational card - I chose an Autumnal image - with some fuzzy flowers.. I thought the birds looked like housemartins ...

A Day for Daisies "Barrell of Blossoms"  
MME paper pad Vanity Fair, Watercolor paper, Copics ,
MS tag punch