sabato 1 settembre 2012

September - Cards for Maddy (and Melanie) and prizes!

I just saw this and thought I would share it here in Europe. Maybe Maddie and her sister would be excited to get cards from abroad.

This is the card I have sent.


Simon Says Emboss It Challenge Sept. 19, 2012

The scene was white embossed on black paper and then colored in with Promarkers, colored pencils, pens. The black frame was dry embossed.


Timbroscrapmania  Challenge # 54 – Marrone, turchese e rosso

I love the Sizzix moveable dies to make cards from. This is the 4 window diecut.
I used corregated cardboard for the base, brown distressed parchment paper for the Tim Holtz saying and a "doctored up" scene I found a long time ago and saved because I thought it was so sweet. Luckily it is red, brown and turquoise.

I was having problems stamping on acetate but Snow Cap Adirondack Ink works quite well.
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Nordic Spring, JustRite Elegant fronds
Paper;DCWV textured cards
Inks: Snow Cap Adirondack Ink, Versacolor Charcoal Pigment
green strip from Letraset

Submitted to challenge:

Waltzing Mouse Challenge 115

Heck of a Challenge
 Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #181: LESS Is More!

Sometimes I just like to try new techniques so I have a stash of papers that I made but, alas, do not remember the tools I used, like in the case below. Cardstock: Bazzil, watercolor paper for hexagons, Distress inks.

Enterd in:
§ Simon says stamps challenge We're So TRENDY ,,,, challenge


Christmas Bunnies

Everyone knows about Christmas mice, but why not Christmas bunnies?

As librarian, how can I not adore the House Mouse Tall Tales stamp?

The card comes from DCWV textured cards. Paper, bling and ribbon are from my stash.
The story line is printed on transparent paper.

Entered in the following challenges:

CHNC challenge 89- Christmas card for a child

Book marks for Kenny and Ambrie

entered in:

for Simon says stamp and show "Read all about it"

Let's craft and create challenge 52

 I had help with this one.

The card that I used to put the book marks in:

entered in:
or Simon Says Blog Hop Challenge

entered in :
Waltzing Mouse Challenge 114

Anything goes challenge blog 75 - Early Christmas

Christmas Card

I have already started some Christmas cards as I vowed I would not arrive at the last minute and have to rush to make some.
I was having problems with this bird stamp as it never seemed to ink up completely, but inking it with Promarkers seems to work fine.

materials used: Pefect coloring paper; old green cardstock from stash ; Inkadinado stamp; Promarkers; ribbon from dollar store

Entered in Challenge:
§ Creative Card Crew- Christmas (challenge 18)

§ September Anything Goes at Bugaboo!

§ Just keep on creating - Anything goes Challenge 3

§ I love Promarkers Challenge - Anything goes Challenge 132

33 commenti:

  1. Janet I have seen your message for the Maddy cards, I will make something and send it...Hope this will help to support the girls in some way..

    Great card Janet, clean and simple!!

    Have a great weekend,
    Hugs Blankina

    1. Ciao bella,
      great. glad you liked the card, too.
      you too, have a great weekend.

  2. Lovely cards, the bird is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  3. such a lovely Christmas card, the overall design is just beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along till 30th September 2012

  4. Stunning cards......thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers :)

    Jenny xx

  5. Hi Jan. Love your cards! So pretty ... Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such a nice comment bout my altered journal that is being featured on Simon Says Stamp and Show's Challenge this week! Your thoughts are much appreciated. <3 Candy

  6. Gee, thank YOU! your project is a masterpiece.

  7. Great projects! Love the bookmarks you made and the card you made to go together with them. The photo of your cat with the one bookmark is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  8. Wonderful projects! and great take on the WMSC-sketch -the heart looks fabulous!!!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC, Hugs, Karin

  9. So many pretty cards! I love your little helper - mine just eats all my papers!!

    1. Well, to be honest, her name is pest so you can imagine how much she was helping!

  10. wow, these are all so very awesome...fabulous creations...hope you have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

    1. thank you. i feel like i am still looking for my "voice", so appreciate the encouragement!

  11. Love your little night time winter scene with Nordic Winter! Such beautiful colors on it and love the shading you added to the bird images. How sweet is that rainbow crayon card, TOO?!

    1. Hi Kelly,
      thanks for the encouragement! I am not at all happy about my cards, but keep trying.

  12. so many lovely projects! Your WMS sketch card isso pretty in the blue - love that heart! Thanks for playing this week!

  13. Love your cards including the one for a child - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 89 - hope to see you again soon. x

  14. Love your card fora child - thanks for joining my CHNC challenge 89 - hope to see you again soon x

  15. Some wonderful creations here. Thanks for joining in at CHNC this week. Carol GDT x

  16. Beautiful stunning and very creative.

  17. Wow Jan, you have some terrific techniques going on here a lovely assortment of projects, esp the mice!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!

  18. really stunning
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  19. Great way to show off your diverse style - looks like you can do just about anything from elegant and fancy to fun! Beautiful!

  20. You have some excellent techniques showcased here! Love the colors around the fairy, the elegant black and white of your WMSC card, and the soft pastels on the hexagon card!

    1. Hi Kelly,
      Thank you. The background of the card with the fairy was made from one of my marbled I am glad you noticed it. Again, thanks for the encouragement.

  21. Wow, you've been busy!! My favourite is the acetate card, so pretty!! Thanks for joining us for a Waltzingmouse sketch! xxx

  22. What a lovely set of cards - each so different and interesting!

  23. veramente molto carini tutti i tuoi lavori! grazie di averr partecipato al challenge di TSM, a presto Lina

  24. Very pretty cards! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  25. Gorgeous cards and creations Jan :-) All of them are fabulous !! ,,, but its cheating to have help ,,,, LOL :-) I LOVE the photo of your little helper ,, sooo CUTE :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x x x
    please consider turning off word verification xxxxx :-)

    1. Guilty. Actually I have 2 very active 4 footed helpers. I will look into the word verification--thought it was off!
      Thank you,

  26. Great cards, Jan. I think I need to try making paper. Ha! another hobby, great. :)

    Crystal Light is a low-calorie powdered drink mix. My husband is diabetic and this gives him something 'fun' to drink. It comes in a lot of flavors so he doesn't get bored with it. The container is a hard plastic with lid. Love those containers.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope this answered your question.

    1. Hi Kelly,
      Thank you. I will see who in my family back home uses it and see if they will send me some of those neat containers.
      By the way, i loved your blog...the pic of the newborn piglets is adorable. i used to have a small farm, too and miss it so much.