Sunday, September 25, 2011

No Crows Scarecrow

Happy Fall everyone!  I've been itching to do a Fall card as I just love the colors.  A scarecrow makes me think of Fall for some reason so that is what I have used as my image.  The scarecrow, corn stalks & signs are all from High Hopes which I purchased ages ago.  The leaves & acorns on the inside left are from a SU set called Autumn Splendor.  I stamped the HH images on Manga Artist Paper with Memento Black Ink and then colored them with Copics.  I just received the MS Branch border punch in the mail last week and have been wanting to use it.  My collection of punches is getting very large.  There are just so many of them out there these days and they are so wonderful to use.  Spellbinders dies were used for the ovals and MS maple leaf punches for the corners.  I also had some acorn brads which I have added to the corners.  The Maple Leaf border on the inside is also a MS punch.  Heat embossing was used for the 'No Crows' sign and the leaves & acorns on the inside of my card.  All the paper is from Recollections and is called Spice Market which I purchased at Michaels.

Enjoy whats left of the weekend and thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Birthday Singing Duo

This is my entry for the House Mouse Challenge #104 - Birthday theme with a bunch of flowers.  They are also having a blog hop in celebration of their 3rd anniversary.  Happy 3rd Birthday HM & Friends!  I've had a chance to look at all the DT cards on the HM&F blog and a closer look on their individual blogs and have also checked out some of the other cards that have been submitted.  There are so many wonderful cards and so many talented people out there. 

The name of this HM stamp is Two-Part Harmony.  These 2 little cuties are singing the Happy Birthday song.  I just love the HM images and really enjoy coloring and making cards with them.  These two little singers are colored with copic markers and cut out with a spellbinders die.  The actual card is also cut out with a spellbinders die along with the foliage on the bottom and the tag on the top.  The daisy was made with a MS punch and I added a fancy brad for the centre.  The dp is from stampin up along with the sentiment.  The sparkle around the main image is icicle stickles and I used cotton candy stickles around the sentiment. 

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and taking a look.  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lovin' The Chocolate

This is my card for the HM & Friends Challenge #103 - No Cookin' Recipe Card.  I had a lot of fun with this one and knew exactly which stamp set and recipe I was going to use when I read the challenge on the blog.  I have never made a pocket card before so I found the single pocket card directions in the SCS Resources. 

The HM stamps I used are Chocolate Delight, Jumpin' For Joy & I Love Chocolate.  They were all colored with copic markers.  I used spellbinders dies to cut out the main images and the bg ovals as well.  I sponged SU creamy caramel around the mice, pixie pink around the sentiment with regal rose on the fancy oval behind it & close to cocoa around the recipe.  The dp is from SU along with chocolate chip & pixie pink cs.  The ribbon came from Michaels, I think, and the brown brad is from Bo Bunny.  The recipe I'm sharing is one that I usually make when I'm doing my Xmas baking. 

I've been on vacation for 2 weeks now and have thoroughly enjoyed them.  We have had really nasty weather for the most part over June, July & August and now that Sept. has arrived we are having some really hot and beautiful days.  Maybe this is our summer now?  Anyway, I will enjoy whatever we get even if it is from looking out the office window.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog.