Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Brother's Birthday Cards

Hello from beautiful Vermont!  We just finished a wonderful breakfast prepared by our lovely hostess and inn owner, Jane Doerfer.  We are here to visit my daughter at Norwich University's Parent Weekend, and this is our 7th or 8th stay at the Green Trails Inn.  We have seen quite a bit of the damage from the flood waters hurricane Irene devastated this pretty little state with, and Jane sustained some damage to the inn, but all seems to be getting back to normal as well as it can. 

I have two birthday cards to post that I sent to my brother. This first one is from me, and I am using for the House Mouse Challenge. They are having a big birthday blog hop, and I would love to play along, but time is limited, so I'm just posting my card.  I believe this image stamp is called "Popping Mouse", colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  Did some sponging around the edges, attached over Tuscan papers. The sentiment was printed from my computer, cut/embossed with Spellbinders Ovals.  Added the metal corners after I "aged" them a bit with Copics. 

This next card is the one I made for our mother to give to my brother.  I followed this week's Midnight Madness sketch.  Used the Open Sea set from SU! as well as the nautical SU! papep. Lots of sponging and corner punching.  The compass was embossed with gold EP, cut/dry embossed with Spellbinders Circles. 

Both of these went together pretty quickly, and I really like how they turned out. 

Heading home Monday night, and will be back at the craft table doing wedding decoration stuff for my daughter.  Hope to get able to get more cards in as well. 


nessy said...

both cards are just beautifully made ~your son will love them both!!
vanessa xx

America said...

WOW Nancy!! These are terrific Masculine cards. I love both, but the House-Mouse Birthday one totally Pops, ahh, I mean ROCKS!!! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us this week to help us celebrate. Sooo sorry you couldn't join the hop. We love your work and sure hope to see you again next time! :)

Sue said...

Hi Nancy, sounds like your busy, so we are so glad you had a chance to make a card for our third birthday celebration and Blog Hop, and what a great card it is. Such beautiful coloring! Great card for a celebration. Thanks for sharing it with us at House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


Barb said...

Nancy, both cards are terrific! I love the HM and I LOL when it popped onto the monitor, so to speak! Love your coloring! I spent an hour browsing HS for a new stamp to treat myself but couldn't make up my mind so I left the cart empty. This one would have been in it for sure! Anyhoo, it must be so lovely in Vermont right now -- definitely cooler! Give Shelbie and Ryan big hugs for me! Big hugs to you, too. ;-)

Tracy said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining House Mouse challenge and hop. This is so cute.
Happy crafting
Tracy x
House Mouse GD for September

Anonymous said...

Two fabulous cards here Nancy! :) I adore the HM birthday one and that image is darling!! Thanks so much for helping to celebrate our 3rd birthday with us at House Mouse & Friends! Good luck to you!! I hope you will join us again! HUGS - Vicki HM&F designer


These are both just amazing! Well done!

Linda D said...
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Linda D said...

Both cards are wonderful... Beautiful work.

Sue from Oregon said...

A House Mouse "man" card! I am sure your brother will love it! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

Guro said...

Wow!!! What a party :-) I love this image, perfect for so many occations!
THank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Guro

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. So elegant. I love the blue soft colors. Thanks for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, LindaS/MMSC'DT

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for entering the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge with your vintage style card that would be so great for any male!

luv n huggz

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for playing the MMSC.

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