Friday, September 9, 2011

a few of cards for friday

I haven't been feeling real great so my mojo is down a bit, but here are a couple of cards I've made over the long weekend, and this past week. This first one is going off in the mail to a friend, the next is for OWH. And the last is for fun! HA!

 Apricot Appeal card stock by STAMPIN' UP, orchid and eggplant card stock also from STAMPIN' UP, Markers by STAMPIN' UP. all other papers from stash. Stamps from "Happy Healing" retired STAMPIN' UP, flower punch by STAMPIN' UP, Hand made roses and rosebud, hand cut leaves. Sketch design is a sunburst, altered by me and made my own.
 close-up of 3D roses and flowers, sorry for the bluuuuuur!
 another close-up of the flowers
 entering this card in:
Incy Wincy Designs ...make your own flowers
Hooked on Crafts ...Spring Fling
Craft Your Passion ...anything goes with FLOWERS
Cupcake Craft Challenges ...patchwork
Delicious Doodles ...something new to me... NEW Technique--Make my own roses
Craft Your days Away ...make your own flowers
Order of the Opus Gluei ...roses or rosettes

 This is a "Z" fold card, all card stock by STAMPIN' UP, cheese cloth background stamp (retired--on green) also BY STAMPIN' UP, Cross hairs bkgd. stamp (retired) by STAMPIN' UP on blue card stock (you can't see it though) both border punches by MARTHA STEWART, Markers by STAMPIN' UP, Digi image by SEW MANY CARDS, Digi Sentiment by GINGER HOUSE DESIGNS. Brads-misc.

Like I said, this card is going to Operation Write home, that is why it is sort of plain, and flat.

Entering this card in:
Victorine Stamps ...primary colors
Paper Pretties ...(monday challenge---primary colors)
Creative Stamp Friends for men
Shopping our stash ...anything non-human (here-monkey)
Cards for Men ...G is for--- "Green" and "G I"
Stamping with the Dragon ...Occupations

Card stock and Markers by STAMPIN' UP, Digi image and sentiment by SMEARED INK, brick wall and gears embossing folder by Tim Holtz for SIZZIX. Metal is  (Manco brand-purchased in Walmart) HVAC Industrial strength ALUMINUM FOIL TAPE, it is self-adhesive. I peeled the backing off and applied it to card stock, before using the embossing folder. after embossing, I used a paper towel to dab and smoosh black paint all over it, then I took a new paper towel, wet it, wrang it out, and wiped the paint off lightly. When it was dry I used a sanding block to lightly sand most of the paint off. On the brick wall embossed card stock i used cat eye fluid chalk ink in Chestnut Roan by COLORBOK and wiped on the colored to be picked up by the bricks. Misc. foam dots under the robot, eyelets, gold paint pen, and silver paint pen
I haven't decided but I might send this card to Operation write home also

Entering this card in:
Smudgy Antics ...use metal
Creative Stamp Friends for men
Shopping our Stash ...something non-human (here a robot)
Fab and Funky Challenges ...Funny
Do You Stack Up ...Texture
Delicious Doodles ...something new to me...NEW digi stamp set Bot-bots by Smeared Ink, NEW embossing folder-Brick wall by TH for Sizzix


Toriz said...

*Hugs* (because I think you could probably use some)

Leslie Hanna said...

Whoa, you've been busy! Don't you love long weekends? :) Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

louise said...

Well you have been busy love your cards the patchwork looks great,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week.
Louise xx

downrightcrafty said...

What a beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested :)

Scrap Vamp said...

These are all great cards! The smeared ink card is fabulous! Love the embossed metal!

Liza said...

Great work and a lovely patchwork element. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Kristen said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love these! The colors and quilty look and cheeriness abound here! Thank you so much for playing with us this week in the Rosey challenge at the Opus Gluei!
Hope to see you in the next challenge... posting tomorrow!!! It is a two week challenge, so no rush!

See you around!

Rosemary said...

Loving the dimension on your "rose-y" card! Very happy colors and sweet design!

Thank you so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Anonymous said...

Such great cards.The one for our challenge is so pretty.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

sari said...

Such lovely cards you have made! love the colours! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs anad sunshine!/Sari

Mandy said...

All such beautiful cards..Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked On crafts challenge...
Mandy x

Annette said...

3 fab cards, but I love the flowers on the top one. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!


ike said...

Excellent cards - you have been busy. I love the Bad Hair Day - hahahaha ... priceless. :-)
Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics.
Ike xxxx

Allison said...

lovely cards
thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Dragon Designs.


Sharon said...

What a fabby card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon x

Marcy said...

All your cards are wonderful! You are one busy crafter! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Naomi said...

Three WONDERFUL cards! I ESPECIALLY love the third one..embossing .the silver HVAC tape on cardstock was a BRILLIANT idea! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

kurlygirl said...

These are such sweet cards! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Texture Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


alicaz said...

fun cards - you've been busy!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Kelly said...

Your cards are really creative! I love the flowers in your 'get well' card. The 'bad hair day' card is awesome and I love the metalic look of it.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges!

bastelkueken said...

your cards are wonderful .. like your men card.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamps Friends this week.


Lesley said...

Great cards, lovely flowers on the first one! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Maria Matter said...

fabulous makes Susan!
hope you are well hun!
take care
hugs & blessings