27 March 2012

Carnation Creations

Well the weather has returned to seasonal temperatures, but the sun is nice and warm...maybe you can find a little nook to curl up in with a good book. I am reading 'Catching Fire', the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I really want to see what all the hype is about, so I borrowed the books from my niece. Ummm, I don't really have an opinion yet. I do appreciate the fact that there is no swearing in the books.
Now onto my card. This is the first card I have made using spellbinders Carnation creations dies. The leaves are a sizzlit die. I inked the flowers up a bit, but I think they are supposed to have a more crushed look...more folded upwards. But then how will it fit in an envelope? Oh well, not bad for a first try....maybe a bit too much purple though!?
I picked up some fun 'new-to-me' goodies at the SGD garage sale on Saturday, so off to my craft room I go!

18 March 2012

Owl be missing you!!

This owl punch is so much fun!
I've been making a box of cards for a friend and included these two owl cards along with some of the cards from my last few posts. I know she loves fun cards so I hope she will like these!
I like the 'tree bark' look this embossing folder adds to this first card. It has lots of possibilites on other nature cards and masculine cards as well. She also loves to tease her friends who are older than her by rubbing it in that she will always be younger...so this card is going to make her laugh for sure!! A circle is punched on the front of the card to reveal the owls hidden inside, as show in the second photo.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I love your comments and encouragements.
Until next time....'owl' be seeing you!

14 March 2012

Smilin' House Mouse

First another Upsy Daisy card very smiliar to yesterdays, but this one I used an embossed white background. I think I like this one better. Love this cute little house mouse, happily thinking of someone special! Came across this layout in a stampin up catalogue...well it's kinda sorta the same....mine is angled a bit more. A fun card for a fun friend who always makes me smile!
Enjoy another beautiful day!

13 March 2012

Upsy Daisy spritzed

I have been busily making cards, just never got around to posting any....sorry. This is from the Stampin Up set Upsy Daisy. The flowers are coloured with markers - rose red and old olive, and then spritzed with water before stamping onto white paper. I love the look of the water spritzing technique, just never tried it yet. Add some co-ordinating paper, ribbon and a couple of gems and the card is complete.
Looks like it's going to be a beautiful spring, almost summer like, day! Enjoy!