Sunday, January 23, 2011

Balloon Journey / Happy Hoppers - House Mouse

Squeaking in a card at last minute for the weekly challenge over at the CardMakers CardSwap forum. The challenge is to make a square card. Ummmm...judging by my blog of mostly square was an easy challenge to complete. :) Love square cards! I also completed my crafty resolution this month which is to use a stamp each month for this year that I have bought ages ago but never used. Can you believe I let this adorable stamp sit around and collect dust? The image is a Happy Hopper from the House Mouse Stampabilities line. It's called Balloon Journey. I colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I also used the Stardust clear gel pen over the balloons after coloring them to add sparkle. Designer paper is by Basic Grey and cardstock is by Bazzill.

While I have your attention....I would like to let you know about the upcoming crop over at CardMakers in the CardSwap forum. Beat The Blues Crop is February 9th - 12th. Four days of challenges and games to get your mojo juices flowing. Yours truly will be hosting one of the challenges on that Friday. I have picked what I think might be a fun and interesting challenge. So if your looking for some inspiration or maybe you would just like to hang out with others who share your passion of card making / paper crafting...then be sure to check the crop out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Peek A Boo - New Baby Girl

Wow! It's been a month since I last posted. I needed the break though. I have been spending time with family and friends. My son is home for one more week then he heads back to the East coast for school. Things should be settling down then and I can get into the groove and back into crafting. Meanwhile I found some time today to put together this card for some challenges. I had trouble though getting a good photo to show the true color. I usually take my photos in natural sunlight but we were lacking that today. So I am afraid the pinks are not showing the correct shade of pink and the hair on the poor little girl isn't looking as blond as it does in real life.....sorry guys! I enjoyed making the card though. The image is called Peek A Boo Girl and is by Karen's Doodles. I colores the digital image with Prismacolor color pencils. The cardstock is by Bazzill. The inside sentiment reads : Congratulations on your new baby girl!".

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog : Circles
Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog: Monochromatic
Cupcake Craft Challenges : Something new ( mine is new baby)
Crafty Creations Challenge Blog : New Beginnings ( new baby)
Cute Card Thursday : Monochromatic
Stamp Something : Anything Goes
Card Patterns : Sketch - which you can see below

I will be catching up soon with visiting all my favorite blogs. I am anxious to see what all of you have been creating while I was taking a break. Thanks for stopping by and I wish each and everyone of you a safe, healthy and happy new year. May it also be a crafty one!