Friday, April 22, 2011

More Butterflies

Here's another quick card. The color scheme -- orange, green and yellow -- is for this week's Magical Monday/Paper Cupcakes challenge. That cute cupcake and butterfly is from Paper Cupcakes -- and wouldn't you like to have pretty cupcakes like that at your Easter get-together? (Be sure to visit the blog -- there's a free sample digi there.)

The orange ribbon was inspired by this week's Etsy Inspired (EIC135) shop, Creating is Fun. This is a shop full of ribbon (including some awesome crocheted stuff) and other items that would make great embellies. I will have to go back and go shopping there.

I used the sketch from this week's SCS Clean and Simple Challenge. The image is paper pieced using various bits of subtly dotted paper from Marcella K. The bottom half of the base card is embossed with the Swiss Dot folder. The ribbon is also from Marcella K, and that's my new McGill butterfly punch I've been showing off.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter fun

Easter is coming so late this year, the weather where I livewill be summer-like rather than spring-like. Here's a quick and simple Easter card.

The design is the current sketch from Card Positoning Systems, (CPS214). The sketch calls for do-dads betwen the diamonds, and it was a perfect chance to pull out my almost-new butterfly punch (rescued from my local Big Lots, where the stamping/scrapping supplies seem to be routinely abused by shoppers so I rarely find anything useful.)

The card was inspired by the current Off The Wall Craftiness (OTWC51) challenge. As you can see from the photo at right, those colorful Peeps are the color inspiration.

Supply list.

Stamps -- bunny from Stampin' Up; sentiment from Purple Onion Designs

Punch -- McGill.

Ink -- I inked the stamps with a marker to match the butterflies.

Have a happy Easter.

Friday, April 15, 2011

May Day

The theme for the card of the month swap I'm in is May Day. Once again, I found myself turning to the trusty "image search" at Yahoo to complete a COTM card. I turned up a sweet line drawing of girls at a May Pole. With a little cropping to focus on the girls in front, I think it makes a pretty good image.

Colors for this card are for Victorine Originals Challenge #11 -- green/purple and white. (Green and purple is my favorite color combo, so that was easy.)

Magical Monday Challenge (Paper Cupcakes) is to incorporate fabric and stitching into the card. The bow is made of tulle and gives the card a light, frilly touch. I put stitching around the purple layer, which actually looks like a fabric print. (True, it's faux stitching, but it looks pretty realistic to me, including the fact I didn't get it straight, just like I never get real seams straight.)

Sketch is this week's SCS sketch challenge layout.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pastel pleasures

I love pastels. They're pretty and easy to work with, so I'm always happy to use them. This three-fer card uses the lovely pastels for this week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challnge (OTWC50) -- see the inspiration photo below.

It's also for this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge (EIC134), Think Fast Designs, a shop that sells both jewelry and fabric items. I loved this vintage-looking quilt that incorporates these pastel spring colors and also features a mix of prints with polka-dots, inspiring my dotted panel.

Finally, this card incorporates this week's Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO186).

Supplies: Stamp by Inkadinkadoo; sentiment computer generated. Striped paper is by Heidi Grace. Yellow ribbon is by Martha Stewart; plaid ribbon is from Michael's. Nesties, Swiss Dot embossing folder and border punch also used.