Saturday, June 18, 2011

some new cards and other good stuff

I have been very busy with doctor appts and tests, and some bigger art projects that I haven't made any cards lately. I also have not joined any challenges in  a dog's age, I have to remedy that!

Recently I was lucky enjoy to be one of 7 recipients of a bunch of free craft and art supplies from a friend of a friend, who was De-Stashing her craft studio.  She does a lot of sewing and fabric arts so for her Thank you card, I used that theme.
 Head on pic a bit blurry sorry. This is a Gate-Fold card.
 The Card stock is a deep red-orange, not sure of the Brand. the printed papers are from
OCTOBER AFTERNOON- Modern homemaker, The Thrift Shop, and 5 & Dime paper pads, I used embroidery floss and 3 buttons for trim, and a fine tip sharpie for "stitches" on the Hexagons (CREATIVE MEMORIES punches) sentiment by STAMPIN' UP
 The Inside :)
I think she'll like it :)

Here is my first ever "ruffle" card, called such due to the layers of fancy border cuts.

 Card base is pre-made, printed papers are  by PROVO CRAFT and the pink diamond, I do not know the brand. Digi-Stamp by SLEIKJE. Colored with STAMPIN' UP markers. Misc. green ribbon, Half of a border Punch by MARTHA STEWART-Diamond Trim Fence

Then I tried my hand at my first ever "Z" fold card
 All older Card stock, and the matching printed paper is also old by PROVO CRAFT, and the little Bebe critters paper is by PRIMA MARKETING, 3 stamps all by AUTUMN LEAVES. Mini flowers by PRIMA MARKETING, 2 dew drops, and RANGER liquid pearls

Now I want to share with you some pics of the goodies I rec'd in the mail from the above mentioned friend's friend:
 There is SOOO much here, I didn't empty out the bags, which are jam-packed, A wonderful package of mulberry papers (good ones), a container of letters to go (something like over 1500 letters printed on both sides)  a little rabbit doll to dress, a large stamp, ink pad, some EP, lots of little embellishments and doo-dads, even a little mini treasure chest, filled with mini dice and mini sequence and large silver snowflake sequence. A punch, a BN glue runner, a bird chipboard book, fancy tape, mini card decks, lots of sticker sheets etc, etc.   close-up images below

Additionally I recently won blog candy of a Water color Art Journal, and a box of markers to use in it. But Tami (Raeven's Nest) was generous and added in some other goodies. Here is her blog post:
and here is my pic:


Sara said...

Hi Susan, wow you are lucky to have won all those goodies. I love your new cards. We are enjoying our anniversary week. We were going to go to Glastonbury but its festival week and it gets so packed that we decided to leave it til another weekend. Hugs Sara

char52 said...

Thanks for sharing and nice haul!

Linda said...

Hi Susan - you really scored! Wasn't it just like Christmas? My favorite card was the first one very clever. I would have been thrilled and very impressed with acard like that. All of them are nice ... I don't think I would have the patience.
I wanted to let you know I am having another Giveaway and linky party. It is for the entire month of June. I'd love for you to enter the giveaway and/or linky party. Here is a link with all the details. Hope to here from you soon. Blessings, L

Toriz said...

Congrats on winning all the great goodies!

Toriz said...

P.S. Hope your medical appointments went well!

ike said...

Ph my -= what a fabulous amount os stash :-D I love that rag doll Bunny type thingy up there on the right !!
Yours cards are FABBO - love that stitched look one as a thank you for your friend.
Ike xx