Monday, July 15, 2013

July Merry Monday: Part 2!

Eve'nin folks...this is the third time trying to post this, so let's try again:  Here is my second card for the Merry Monday anything goes challenge:
ETA:  I finally am able to link back to the MM challenge, thank goodness!  I used the MS fern punch and a circle base to make the wreath, and the cardinal is a doctored-up version of the bird from the Tim Holtz Caged Bird die.  I've been wanting to make this cardinal for the longest time!  A bluebird is on my list too....  :)  Well, goodnight for now!


Take care,


~Marie~

ETA:  This has been recently added to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for July.  Check it out!  :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

All white AND an easel card!

Happy Sunday evening, fellow bloggers!  I am here now to share my very first easel card with you:

I made this for the Winter Wonderland challenge for this week.  I was channeling my inner Kittie Caracciolo with this card, I think.  Now mind you, mine is nowhere NEAR the intricacy of Kittie's cards, but I was thinking of her as I used my stylus on the petals and leaves of the poinsettia.  This time I decided to leave it all white, and in doing so, I knew I needed more texture to define the different areas better.  I hope I have done so effectively!  You can't see it in the pic, but I added some glitter to the center with the pearls.  I was debating whether or not to add more glitter to the flower or around the edges of the card, but I haven't as yet.  Being my first easel card, I kept it pretty simple.  I used Labels Eight as my shape, and the Decorative Swirls ef on the next layer for my texture.  A combination of small and large ovals were used for the sentiment, which is from the Vintage Christmas set from The Paper Company. 
Well, I hope you all enjoy your week!  I go back to work tomorrow, but have off again Tuesday.  See you soon!

~Marie~

ETA:  This has been recently added to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for July.  Go check it out!  :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Christmas in July!

Happy Saturday evening, bloggers!  I am here to share a card I made over last evening and today:

I used the Spellbinders poinsettia die, which is the newest die I've purchased.  I decided I wanted my flower to be bigger, so I cut out 5 of the leaves and used them to "expand" the flower.
This card was going to be all white...that's how I pictured it in my head before I started!  But then I wanted to try some sponging, and this is where it got me!  I like this version too.  :)  I have wanted to try making a paper ribbon using a punch for awhile too, so I did that here.  The punch is from MS, but I'm not sure what it's called.  Swiss Dots ef, The Paper Company sentiment, Tea Dye Distress Ink, and scissors to distress some of the paper edges.  So, this card is going into the following challenges:

               Holly Jolly Christmas:  Something New
           Jingle Belles:  Cardstock Christmas
    Merry Monday:  Anything Goes

One more day of my vacation left...sigh.  I don't wanna go back to work!!!!!  LOL 

Take care,

~Marie~

ETA:  This has been recently added to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra for July.  Go check it out!  :)