Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sorry to not have posted anything much lately.  My husband is now in home hospise care, so I will try to post whenever I can. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Decided to do a rather simple design.  Used StampinUp paper and stamped leafy design on paper. Using a StampinUp stamp, colored flower with watercolor pencils and highlighted the design with sparkles.  Added a gratitude sign backed in black paper.  Popped up the flower on chiffon ribbon.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I tried something I haven't done before -- making a circular card with three circles that open up one after another.  Although this isn't my favorite card, I will probably try this one again .  I began with the little circle, then created the second circle just a wee bit larger and finally the larger circle.  I tinted around the edges with blue chalk to highlight the circles.

As each circle opens, the message is face up -- not as it looks in the top photo.  I wanted to put "a little birdie told me"  but didn't have any room to add that.  This card is time consuming, but why not give it a try?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

I liked making this card. This was another card for a man.  I didn't want it too complicated.  The background paper is a shiny bronze color which doesn't photograph very well.  I used soft blue chalk around the heart.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

It always seems difficult to find ideas for cards for men.  Either you use a fish, a boat a tool,  or some kind of hunting thing.  But all men are not like that.  So it is difficult to find a card suitable for them.  I came across these little guys sometime ago but don't remember what website.  This is a simple card, but I like the message.  This card is for a friend I have had for over 60 years!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It seems that I send out more birthday cards than anything, so I tend to make most of my cards birthday cards.  This is a cute little girl from Tiddly Inks.  I love the background paper and tried to keep the card relatively simple since the background was so busy.  Just used my copics and my cuttlebug for this little card. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Here's another Sassy Cheryl design. She draws the cutest little girls.  Since most of my cards go to women, I enjoy these little ones.  When younger I used to draw these characters myself, so these appeal to me.  I used my spellbinders for the three circles, colored her in with my copics and highlighted her with a bright ribbon and Prisma paper.  This time I left off the message and figured it was self-explanatory.