All supplies are CTMH: Stamp set is Buttoned Together; Cardstock is Desert Sand, Colonial White, Twilight, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf; Inks are Twilight, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Crystal Blue & Sweet Leaf; Autumn Chalks; Martha Stewart Button punch.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This week's Color Throwdown Challenge uses colours close to Twilight/Crystal Blue/Sweet Leaf... so I added in a bit of Desert Sand and pulled out a stamp set that I LOVE but have never used: Buttoned Together. There was a fair bit of cutting involved, but I love the end result, so I think I'll come up with a few different coloured versions in the future.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Here is an upright version of the same card I posted for the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week. I loved the colours together so much that I wanted to make another! So I decided to make this my husband's card for our Anniversary next week (#16!) I thought the Cherish the Moment set worked perfectly. You can't see it too well, but I put a little sparkle next to "anniversary" on the little rectangle. I didn't chalk this one, or distress the cardstock - I like the clean look, too.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Here's my first card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge! This week's colour challenge was to use Purple/Lilac/Lime Green in a card... so I tweaked it a bit with some CTMH colours (they're way prettier in person - I may have to rephotograph it in daylight!):
All supplies are CTMH: Stamp sets are Thoughts of You and Cherish the Moment; Cardstock is Pansy Purple Textured, Petal and White Daisy; Inks are Black, Sweet Leaf, Petal and Pansy Purple; Ribbon is Smokey Plum; Pewter brad; Autumn chalks.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Here is my first attempt at a colour challenge! I've been following the Color Throwdown blog for awhile now, and am thrilled to finally participate :o) This is for challenge #101:
Patterned paper is Basic Grey, Urban Prairie collection; All other supplies are CTMH: stamp set is Somebirdy Loves You; Cardstock is Black, Bamboo, White Daisy; Inks are Bamboo, Black; Black Hemp
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Cards for men are just a little bit harder to make than cards for women... so I was really pleased with how these turned out. I initially bought this stamp set to make cards for our friends who have a store near a campsite/beach - but once I made my first prototype, I knew it was the perfect card for my brother-in-law who is a fisherman. The big one is 5"x6 1/2", the small one is 4 1/4"x5 1/2", you can't really tell from the photo, but I softly sponged Dutch Blue around the sky and water:
All supplies are CTMH: Stamp set - Relax, Patterned paper - Rustic Trails, Cardstock - White Daisy, Black, Garden Green; Inks - Garden Green, Black, Dutch Blue;
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This week's H2H challenge was a sketch - "City Scape" from CTMH's most recent card pattern idea book, "Wishes" (which I love). I chose both a stamp set and paper pack that I've had for a while - this is my current trend, to use up what's sittin' around! This card is typical Karen style - clean lines, simple design, not too fussy :o) If you haven't checked out the H2H blog yet, just click on the link above, and see what everyone's up to!
All supplies CTMH, except the ribbon (recycled!); Stamp set - Goodness of Life; Paper pack - Caprice; Cardstock - Chocolate; Ink - Chocolate; Bigger Brads - Chocolate; Buttons - Neutral and Winter Assortments. Card is 5"x6 1/2".
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I tried hard to do something a little different this week for the Mojo Monday sketch - using products that aren't the norm for me, and minimal stamping. The big flower is pop-dotted. I just couldn't maket the little square on the right of their sketch work for me... so I left that out, but I'm quite happy with the result:
All supplies are CTMH; Patterned paper - Veranda, Key to My Heart; Stamp set is You're Invited; Cardstock is Cocoa; Flowers are Fancy Cuts Botanicals; Ink is Chocolate; Embroidery Floss - Neutral Assortment. Here is the sketch: