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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yet more owls

This uses the Hero Arts stamp I bought a week ago. I like to call him "My Sophisticated Owl". Hero Arts calls him "Big Eyed Owl" and indeed that fits. I think the image is suited towards a little older group of people than a lot of the owl stamps. Perhaps to the teenage kids. The first card uses the front and back of the paper from a K&Co. Confetti pad. Lots of birthday papers in it. I can't remember what paper I used on the second card. I made 4 each for my OWH box.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Swirly bird nest

This is a Stampendous stamp I bought and then wondered whatever was I thinking. It has a rectangular image. When I stamped it it was plain ugly. That was months ago. I had another look at it. I stamped with blue Paris Dusk Memento on lightly patterned paper. I colored the bird with a Copic marker and then added a layer of  Diamond Glaze to make it pop. This time I cut in a circle. I have 8 of these for my OWH box. The one with an overload of pearls I will keep in my personal stash.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lion in recline

This is the first time I have used this huge Magenta stamp. I bought it last summer at a yard sale at my LSS. I paid about $2 for it. I put my paper on the floor and stepped on the stamp. Had to trim it down to fit the base. I colored it with Copics.

I have so many stamps I want to make cards with. I get busy making a dozen at a time and I need to stop doing that I guess. I will be making 4 of these and then I will move on to another stamp.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

OWH Virtual cardmaking Party

Challenge #1
The challenge was to use zig zags on your card. The image is a pre colored digi from Doodle Pantry. The chevron and polka dot papers are K&Co. I used clear glaze on the treasure. The sentiment was done with a no longer available set of Karen Foster snap stamps. I made 12 of these cards.
I want to show the green paper I used as a mat. It is from a DCWV Snack pad. I bought 3 of these pads because it had paper in it that I really wanted. I was left with some pretty interesting paper.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Virtual Cardmaking Making Party-OWH

I hadn't planned on doing any of the challenges for this 3 day weekend VCMP but I kind of got caught up in it. I started with challenge 5 which was to use sketch #63 and use up an entire sheet of 12" paper. I do that all the time so it was no problem. I made 6 of these cards using this sheet of Serendipity Owl Pals. I had 2 sheets so I used some strips from the reverse side to use for the narrow strip. The sentiment is computer generated
This challenge is for things with wings. I used some cute bird paper by 3 Bugs In a Rug that I bought two years ago. How do I know? Because I put the date and the price I paid on the edge of the paper. I will be making 6 of these. The sentiment is computer generated.
The theme of this challenge is All Creatures Great and Small. The paper is by Imaginisce. This paper is one of my more expensive ones at $1.59. It has a lot of the wet look embossing built in. I couldn't bring myself to cover up the design with a sentiment. Hopefully someone will like it because the lace makes it special. I will be making six of these cards.
I am going to have to add a focal point to this card. It is not working

Friday, February 15, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Feb. challenge

The challenge this month was to use fruit on the card.

I love how this card turned out. I have enough paper to make 6 cards. I will use 2 sheets of the bright layers. All of the papers are from K & Company Citronella pad. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these papers when I bought them but I had to have them. I have some other papers from this pad I will also use like this. I used my cheerlylyndesigns button die and tied string from the Walmart Kids craft department in it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Today I am featuring the groups of cards I made with my very old Basic Grey 6" pads. Some of the pads are a good 5 or 6 years old. I wanted to use them all but I am done with them! Maybe I will finish them up later. I probably have the equivalent of 1 pad which is 36 sheets. I am ready to move on to other papers. I made 102 cards and kept 2 of them for my stash. The first group of cards I sent in with my last box. The other groups have all been made in the last 3 weeks.

Click on the first card and you will be able to see all the groups in close up.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

Group 9

Group 10

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Triple layer cards

These are some triple layer cards using my Basic Greay papers.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blast Off

The OWH midweek challenge is for cards with kids. I let the designer paper be the showoff on these cards. On the first card I popped up the words. On the second card I did stamp a rocket ship and sentiment.