Challenges, Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Teacher Cards

Truly Amazing !

Somewhere last year, the owl’s were leading a riot. Everyone “WAS” crazy about them ! Me ? I still am crazy about them ! They are just so adorable. Perched up on a branch looking down sheepishly at the rest of us, having thoughts and opinions about the whole world ! No wonder so many disney productions portray them as the “Wisdom birds”.

There is another sketch challenge at  krista-kris-challenges: with a similar sketch as my previous sketch from :  Priscilla styles.

Since I loved this entire triangular division look, so much, I decided to make another one in similar design with different images and embellishments.

The pattern papers are new from my “guilt trip” shopping spree. The flowers are also from a new buy. The tiny green flower is diecut with a button over it. There are four glittering brads to go with it.

Imagine, what mom doesnt have her heart all melted up when she receives a card like this ??

Truly amazing !! I like it 🙂

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This card enters the following sketches :

http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html

Belli Challenge    P for pink.
Crafty Creations  birds, polka dots green
http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/    cute,green,brads
Color Throwdown  green, beige pink
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/    animal magic
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/         glitter needed
Fresh Brewed           love or valentines theme
My Grafico                   anything goes
Penny’s Challenges             anything goes
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/  with wings
Southern Girls                     totally loved up
The Pixie Cottage               sketch or who do you love ?
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/            inspiration from candy pic !
Truly Scrumptious     brow, pink, green
AiFactory                         anything goes
Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3   (1 button, 2 patterned paper, 3 styrofoam flower centers !)
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                 anything goes
Glitterbabes             anything with sparkle and pink.
Pixie Dust                   buttons
Simon Says Stamp          bingo post  (Button, flower, glitter)
AiFactory                         anything goes
If the shoe fits…             friendship
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
Paper Cutz                  anything goes
Stamp Something                     Cute something
Basic Grey     flower power
High Hopes challenge        anything goes
BBTB2                     bird or armadillo
EAD Color             green, pink, brown
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots / dots
Inspirational card, Something inbetween

Make Your Happiness !

This next card is something I made purely from experimentation.  Have had this stamp for so long. The image is so versatile. You can use it for male oriented cards, for the elderly , for formal cards like in the office, sympathy cards. It is only limited by our own imagination.

This card is inspired by the challenge over at Little Red Wagon  : to made a single layer card. Instead of using water paints or acrylics which I would generally, I opted for sponging pigments. I wanted to keep it as simple and clean so I have not overwhelmed the image or the background.

 A very inspirational sentiment. ” Make your own happiness ” which again can be interpreted into several thoughts.

I came up with a couple :

Today is precious, Make your own happiness today.

Dont wait for anyone to make it happen, make your own happiness.

Find happiness everywhere in everything …

and ofcourse I’m sure there are many more….. If you do come up with any, please enlighten me too.

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This card enters just a couple of challenges listed below :

http://www.stampinmoments.com/  stamping emboss resist
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/  clear as mud
All Sorts       Boy/male card
Paper Cutz                  anything goes
AiFactory                         anything goes
Little Red Wagon      one layer wonder
My Grafico                anything goes
Penny’s Challenges  anything goes.
 Design Dollies   handdrawn: doodle, drawing, or faux something
Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards, Mother, Proud of You, Teacher Cards

No One Like You.

When I began with the concept of this card, it was really supposed to be something for a friend, perhaps could be used for valentines or just a special reminder to a good friend, neighbour, classmate … but turns out, it could also stand for a mother/daughter card too.

The elephant image is digital stamp and Ohhhh I just love those two cuties, arent they adorable ??  Ofcourse the pattern papers are from my new “guilt trip” buys. There’s some lace sticker, a cutie tag and a few fabric flowers with buttons over them. Doesnt green and pink, just appeal to the eye ? I found them so attractive but not ideal for the male cards. I made a deliberate effort at placing a black and white ribbon dividing the background papers. Just wanted to experiment the look ! 

This card enters several challenges which I have mentioned just after the picture slideshow.

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And here’s the fabulous challenges, this card enters :

Sketch qualifies for both sketch challenges this week !

 

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. & 
 http://krista-kris-challenges.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-challenge-62.html
Belli Challenge   P for pink.
Color Throwdown  green beige pink
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/         animal magic 
Fresh Brewed                 love or valentines theme.
My Grafico                           anthing goes
Penny’s Challenges         anything goes
Southern Girls              totally loved up
The Pixie Cottage          sketch or who do you love ?
http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com/           candy pictures !
AiFactory                         anything goes
Cute Card Thursday           1,2,3 ( 1 tag, 2 patterned paper, 3 flowers )
Aud Sentiments Challenges    sentiment with love theme
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/                     anything goes
Pixie Dust                   buttons
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.com/ flowers
If the shoe fits…             friendship
Inky Impressions Challenges   ribbon
Paper Cutz                  anything goes
Stamp Something                     Cute something
Basic Grey     flower power
High Hopes challenge       ~ anything goes
Secret Crafter      2 peeps in image
Creatalicious Challenge (15th)                         ribbon and love
the beary Sweet   celebrate friendship or love
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.com/            ribbon and lace
Creatalicious challenge          love theme & ribbon
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-124-spots-and-dots.html spots/dots
Friendship cards, Inspirational card

A friend believes in you.

A geometric design and ho boy ! was it fun !! It is such a pretty sketch. I have given it muted colors. rusty and brown. Always works .. ok, not always,  but mostly.

The sketch is from : sketch saturday. 

1) challenge 1 http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-136-jillis-dt-week-sponsored-by.html

2)challenge 2 ~ http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-41-buttons.html

3) challenge 3 ~ http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com/

4) challenge 4 ~ http://www.bloglovin.com/m/1490572/161436239/s/0/aHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRmZyZWVkaWdpdGFsc3RhbXBzLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbSUyRjIwMTElMkYwMSUyRnNwZWNpYWwtZnJlZWJpZS1mb3ItdXMuaHRtbA==

Challenges 2,3,4 are for Buttons.

AND here’s the sketch :

Isnt it a super cute sketch ?

I Had lotsa fun with this sketch. whats even great is that it can have a male or a female recepient !

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Love messages ~ cards

Love Message 4~ with all my heart.

One Card ~ 4 challenges !! wow. thats a first for me 🙂

‘I love you with all my heart’ is a free digi stamp. I know I should start owing up to the digi making blogs owners that really help the likes of me, with all their goody freebies. So from today, I am going to try and find those lovely invisible friends who have so generously donated their digi stamps to us.  I’d really like for them to know how grateful I am for their gorgeous images and fantastic talent. Perhaps I will make a seperate post to name some of their sites once I have located them.

This card is entering 4 card challenges:

1)  http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/challenge-8.html

2) http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/12/mashup-25-sweet-on-hearts.html  ~~ valentine theme with hearts and red/pink/blue/yellow colors.

3) http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-n-stash-challenge-52.html ~~ newest/neglected elements/paper.

Playing with Polka dots is fun but can be challenging especially if its red, which in many cases, it is generally. I have used two cute glittery hearts which I have had for long but used it twice today!  a satin checkered ribbon which has been lying around my stash like forever , and an embossed green base for the sentiment oval. All in all, did not want to experiment much becoz I wished the focus to remain on the sentiment and beside which the polka dots are very dominating in the entire card. So Voila ! 

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The sketch from Crafters Companion is:

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 Shirley is looking for some valentine themed heart cards with the following colors on them.

Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards

Love Message 3 ~ nothing short of my everything !

What a cute sketch and since I am in all that “lovey dovey” mood, I wanted to keep this card all lovey too. A very cute porcupine with a super cute sponge filled fabric polka dot heart, and a heart warming message saying ” your nothing short of my everything” Wow ! How does the recepient respond when he/she receives such a card. I’d be all in tears … but thats just me ! An emotional fool, crying at happy endings and heart ‘burns’ 😉 I have used tiny metal hearts with Love engraved on them, after a very long time and I think, they fit perfectly.

Ok, so this challenge comes from :http://365cards.blogspot.com/2011/01/day-308-super-sketchy-sunday.html

and you’ll be amazed at the kind of fantastic cards the DT came up with for this challenges. Wow, a very creative bunch of gals !

Ok so here’s my card :

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Here’s the sketch :

Challenges, Proud of You

Proud of You.

Again, lucy came up with such a lovely sketch. Here is her site :

http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2011/01/sketch-week-day-2.html

My card is one, I have been wanting to do for a very long time. I feel in all honesty, I have tried to keep the look and ‘feel’ of this card very ‘formal and male oriented’ Dont you agree?

Please leave your feed back about this card.

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Here is the sketch :

Microsoft Word - Sketches

Challenges, Love messages ~ cards

Love Message 1~my heart led me to you.

This card enters two sketch challenges :

1)  From Lucy’s at Hedgehogs and lady birds. She’s hosting a challenge each day and I think What I really liked most is the simplicity of the sketch and the message it spoke of . http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2010/12/sketch-week-day-1.html

2) Shirley at Friday Mashup would like to see some valentine themed cards with Colors in red/pinkor peachish/blue/pastel yellow.

http://fridaymashup.blogspot.com/2010/12/mashup-25-sweet-on-hearts.html

So here’s my take :

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here’s the sketch :

Microsoft Word - Sketches

Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine, Challenges

Cute Mouse Birthday Wishes

 

It was slightly difficult for me to work on what the two colors and card patterns would be. In the end, it is predominantly orange, purple and green.

The digital mouse is super cute. Just love him carrying all those presents.

The sketch is from : card patterns at :

http://cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas-sketch-96.html and the sketch is

Here is my card :

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Baby Arrivals, Challenges

Precious Child

Its been quite some time since I made one of those baby cards that I enjoy making so much so much. Probably the most important period of a woman’s life. And nothing compares to what she feels when she holds those tiny feet in her hands for the very first time. But you all know that already any ways.

So I thought a bright pink and blue in various shades would do some justice to the very cute tiny baby embellishments I have.

The super cute sketch is from : skipping Stones at :

http://skippingstonesdesign.com/ssd-057-happy-tuesday/

The sketch is

My take on this sketch :

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Friendship cards, Inspirational card, Love messages ~ cards

You make me smile.

Such a lovely digi stamp which is so ideal for both genders and loved how this card turned out. I too fancy using lots of 3D embellishments and buttons ofcourse top the list. The criteria in the challenge was to use buttons which is so convenient in any case. I find such sentiments very inspirational and uplifting too.

This gorgeous sketch comes from :http://limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/12/sketch-63-buttons.html. and here’s their sketch :

Birthday Cards, Birthday Cards Feminine, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine

Penguin Birthday Wishes

Another lovely sketch from Sasya sketches at http://sasya-sketches.blogspot.com/2010/12/ss42.html. Here’s the sketch :

My card :