Antique Sheet Music & Flourishes

23 May 2010

Thinking of You

I cannot believe how awesome these colors are together.  Really, I am not a fan of yellow but this Color Q challenge, #33, is stunning.  Go on over and take a look at the beautiful cards the design team put together as well as all the other fabulous creations submitted.  I have just made it in time to post mine.  I actually finished the card about an hour ago but have been fiddling with ribbon ever since!  I just could not find the right one and would have loved to have used some of that gorgeous vintage seam binding I am seeing everywhere.  Unfortunately, I have none so this rather large satin bow will have to do.  The sweet image is from The Graphics Fairy, of course and I used this great sketch from 2S4Y.

21 May 2010

You're so Sweet

Whenever I post a card on my blog and I get all these sweet comments from people all over the world that I have never met it really makes me happy. So thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment on my cards. You're so sweet!

This card almost ended up in my scrap bin.  I am not sure why, but it has lay around on my desk unfinished for the better part of this week. Initially, I was inspired to make the card based on last weeks Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge and this cute digi stamp from Tiffany Doodles.  Anyhow, I missed the PPA challenge but this morning I was determined to finish it.  So, here it is and I am going to submit it to the Cards Blog as they posted a challenge looking for cards with berries on them.  The sketch is from Card Positioning Systems and it is this weeks sketch (#167).

18 May 2010


Today I am sharing this Sail Boat shaped card which I will enter into this weeks Just Us Girls Color Challenge #33.  Although I will not be celebrating Memorial Day I loved the color combination and immediately thought I would go with something nautical.  I have been itching to try one of these shaped cards from The Cutting Cafe and loved this adorable Sail Boat.  My card also qualifies for Challenge #3 over at Sentimental Sundays. The theme is "New Beginnings" and you will also find a free set of digital stamps over at Whimsy Stamps.  This weeks stamp set is designed by Raindrop Echo Designs. 

12 May 2010

Thank You So Much

Just a quick one for the Color Q Challenge #32.  I used a sketch from Card Positioning Systems.  It came together quickly and I was loving the leaves which I have seen on so many cards.  Since I do not have that punch (I think it must be a punch), I cut my own.  I also had to use some initiative on those colors.  Stampin Up is not available in South Africa and I really wish they were.  Anyway, here is what I came up with:
PS:  I have to admit to actually cutting up a full sheet of 12 x 12" last night to make this so I guess I will no longer be able to insist that I am not really a "card maker"!

08 May 2010

Thanks, Owl Owe you One ...

I really enjoyed putting this card together for the Caardvarks May Challenge.  They provided a choice of two sketches designed by one their crew, Heidi van Laar to work with.  This month prize is sponsored by Tiffany Richards over at Tiffany Doodles.  Pop on over and take a look.  She very generously offers a freebie every Thursday so there is no excuse not to try out her awesome stamps.  I have personally never used a digital stamp but found it very convenient and will definitely be going back for more.  I used the Tree Set on this card.  

Three Cheers for Chairs

This card has been created for the Three Cheers for Chairs Challenge over at The Moxie Fab World.  It was quick and easy to put together and I incorporated a great technique using a Memento ink pad and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  If you haven't tried this before then you may want to give it a go.  Just ink up your embossing folder (most inks will wash off no problem after), sandwich your card stock in between and run it through your machine.  Viola, super simple but very effective.  
Right, I have some time so I think I will finish off another card.  My gorgeous man has taken the wee ones with him to the football club and I am cutting paper as fast as I can.  

04 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I made this card for the Pals Paper Arts PPA40-Monochromatic-Blues Challenge and I have to say it really was a bit of a challenge.  I wanted to added a "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment but just could not seem to find the right space for it.  I used a quilting technique, which I keep seeing amongst all of your fabulous creations, to piece the background paper together.
I would have liked to have used a piece of blue ribbon but unfortunately I did not have any on hand.  This was a shock to the system since I have just about every other color under the sun.  Funny how you never have what you need on hand.  Anyway, a very happy Mother's Day to all of you on Sunday.  Personally, I think everyday should be Mother's Day!