Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Some Catch-Up With SSNOTIME56 & House Mouse

Wow! I was so, so happy to see my daughter! She looks beautiful as always, looks very happy, and I can tell she is having the time of her life! Makes it a bit easier for her to be so far away. Vermont was amazing...the turning of the leaves, the B&B we stayed in near the floating bridge. Wonderful. Could not have been a better weekend!
So today I'm playing catch-up, after a day of recovering yesterday from that 3:30 wake-up to catch the 6 a.m. flight on Monday; felt washed out all day yesterday. :)
So first card today is Sharon's challenge but this time she has been hijacked and she is the one being cased. This was somewhat intimidating - casing Sharon - but fun. The card base is kraft CS onto which I attached DP from My Mind's Eye after inking the edges. The lower border is pink CS run through a Cuttlebug Frills border. The main image is Flourishes Mixed Greetings; colored the bowl with chalks, and added some color to the mail with Prismacolor pencils, cut all that out and attached to white CS. The ovals were cut with oval Nestabilities. Used a slot punch and ran the ribbon through it. Have to say, after tying that beige...umm, the card...okay, it's a bow - I have a whole new level of respect for Sharon's bow-tying skills! I thought I was going to have to get a foot involved with this. Not completely happy with the way it turned out, but that is the best I can do with that poor bow. Sentiment from Verve was stamped and cutout with rectangle Nestabilities. Lastly, added some Dew Drops.

Stamps: Flourishes Mixed Greetings, Verve Artful Elegance
Paper: My Mind's Eye DP, The Paper Studio pink CS, Stampin Up! kraft CS.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Prismacolor pencils.
Accessories: Ribbon, slot punch, Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug, chalks, baby oil.

This second card is the House Mouse weekly challenge. I love the sketch! I used a couple of the same papers as in the previous card, since I had them out. :) Kraft CS base and all of the DP is from My Mind's Eye, with the main base DP attached after inking edges. I used the House Mouse Feeling Rosy image, colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil. Added some Stickles to the cup decorations. Chalked around the image after cutting out with circle Nestabilities then attached to base. Sentiment is from My Favorite Things, cut out with Nesties and mounted. The flowers were cut from a Cuttlebug die, curved by pressing in the centers with end of a paint brush, and then added rhinestones to the centers. Added lavender pearls I got from Flourishes, each bordered by tiny rhinestones.

Stamps: House Mouse Feeling Rosy, My Favorite Things Time For the Bubbly.
Paper: Stampin Up! kraft CS, My Mind's Eye DP.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Prismacolor pencils.
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, rhinestones, pearls, Stickles, baby oil.


Els G. said...

Both cards are gorgeous!
I'm always having problems with making bows too, it's a craft on it's own I guess.

Joan Fricker said...

Great cards! I love your colors.


Cindy Haffner said...

Love your colors, so pretty.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous cards!!! I love the delicate colors and the dainty flowers around the HM image. You have created some real beauties here!!! Perfect bow or not, anyone would be thrilled to pieces to receive such wonderful cards:o)
Love them!!!


Gabigabs said...

Beautiful card. I just saw the stamp in my lss the other day. It's so cute. Love your color choice.

Lorraine said...

both of your cards are beautiful!
It must have been so nice to spend time with your daughter. Vermont this time of the year is a fabulous place to visit.
back to your cards....
love the rose hip hm image. your detail on the card makes it totally stunning. tfs

Julie Koerber said...

Your take on Sharon is perfect! The colors are so soft and the ribbon.... to die for! Love it!

Sue said...

Cute cards!

Sassy Crafts said...

Really gorgeous card. Love the papers you have used and the little flowers. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Janneke said...

Your card is beautiful ;)
Thanks for joining in with HM&F

Aija said...

So elegant colours, good combo!
Love that satin bow, it is really stunning! You are so talented Nancy!

Rach said...

two beautiful cards, hugs rachxx

Janine said...

Glad you had a good time with your daughter!! Lovely cards by the way!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful -- and you make me chuckle!!! Your bow is lovely!!! That ribbon is gorgeous!!! I LOVE the set you used, Mixed Greetings!!! Leslie did such a wonderful job designing that set and you showcased it just beautifully!!! And your House Mouse card is darling!!! I am so glad you could play -- thank you so much!!!

eviledna said...

Lovely card, great colour scheme and I really like the inking round the card.
Take care & keep smiling

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

Both cards are just GORGEOUS!

Carmen O. said...

Wow both cards are fabulous! I love the colors and the little flowers cut from a cb folder. Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

WOW, I love both cards! Beautiful your blog too :)

theneon said...

Beautiful job on both cards. Thanks for sharing.