Friday, February 28, 2014

Calendar Girls February 2014 Challenge

Hello there, Glad you stopped by... Our hostess this month is Kelly and she gave us a very interesting challenge....this is what she said:

February
Hostess: Kelly

February's Challenge is Fancy Schmancy Fabulous Fabric!

That’s right – we’re getting fancy this month with .... Fabric!
I thought we’d shake things up a bit and try something we haven’t done before and create with fabric – fabric scraps – fabric flowers, panels, and/or the whole card! Think flowers, trees, houses, even holiday ornaments, etc –
the choice is yours BUT ....

You cannot stamp your cards this month!

You may use a sentiment as a compliment to your card but the fabric (or fabric ‘element’) must be the focal point of your card.

You can do this, ladies! No sewing required! Glue, glue dots, Aileens, etc ...
show us your fancy, your schmancy, your fabulous fabric cards!

Let's do this!



Now my brain went round and round and again round and round trying to figure out what to do....so off to my stash I went. I knew I was going to used tulle as I had some left over from the decorations I made for my nieces baby shower but what else???... In digging around I found some fabric dsp with adhesive on the back and pulled it out. I used a white base for the card and adhered the fabric dsp....well that was a start...scrounging around some more I found lace, feathers, a string of beads and some irridescent rhinestones...I made a few vellum flowers and stuck all the components together and this is what I came up with:







I hope this is on the thought wave you were going for Kelly. I had a good time working on this challenge and I';m sure the other Calendar girls have some amazing creations for us to check out. So if you have a bit of time....stop by their blogs and see what they have created...


Thanks for stopping by,
Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Friday, February 21, 2014

Frolicking thru the Forest

Today I am posting the card I made for the card swap my sweet friend Jeanette hosted. I will be mailing them out tomorrow Monday at the latest....but in the meantime, I will post it here. Last night we had a big snow storm....so, I am home from work today as the roads are not good. Here is a picture from my front door...


 


Last night right after supper while watching TV our electricity went out. I was in the process of making my cards, so we found a flashlight and lit some candles and I kept working on them. I was running the tree for my card through the big shot and then removing the excess that was left when I took the paper from the die. Now I wasn't sure who/what frolicking through the forest should be so I chose a fairy image..My little fairy did so much frolicking that she was plumb tired out.  So, she hid and took a little nap.


I took the picture in the sunlight and it is a bit shaded...I do hope you like it. The wings have a little glitter on them and the tree has rhinestones scattered around...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Monday, February 17, 2014

DDD Challenge Feb 2014 "Feel the Love"

Well I finally made it...late but I'm here. It has been a crazy start to the year. This month is the month of Valentines Day and since my dueling mates posted their creations on the day after, our wonderful hostesses' Barb for the Divas and Debbie for the Darlings...chose to continue the love right on into the 15th. Barb sent the Divas a kit that was so full of goodness that it was really hard to pick what I wanted to use...actually I wanted to use it all but the card would have had to been REALLY big or very very full...lol. This is what I chose to make...




My base is real red and I used 3 pieces of the awesome dsp Barb sent in the kit and mounted it on strips of white paper. I then took the beautiful shimmery red ribbon and gathered it into a flower of sorts. I used the pearl for the inside of the flower and the other two pearls sit nicely in the bottom left hand corner. We were to use the sentiment on the card and could add other images if we chose. I chose not to use other images as I liked this as the focal point. I used the heart brad on the sentiment and colored in the little leaves with green colored pencil.

Here is the inside:
Not a good picture at all but I did use the scraps from the front dsp paper and placed the cute little pink flowers from the kit in between the little squares of scrap paper. I will add a white sheet to the inside when I decide what I am going to use the card for.

For the second part of this challenge we are honoring our founders Kelly and Jeanette. I know both of these wonderful gals love the Lord and their coffee (Starbucks to be exact), and their families. They also , love sharing their talent with us in creating new and different challenges for us. Kelly is especially fond of palm trees and sandcastles...(good choices), however, she also likes "SNOW"---go figure...this "love" I don't really understand as I'm not a fan of snow...but...oh well...lol. Jeanette is a fun friend....she loves razzing Barb and can hold her own...lol. She also, likes camel smooches (from the computer) and prizes, prizes, prizes...which can get bot Barb and Jeanette going....they like to duel over who is going to get whose prize. I was a very fortunate girl to meet Jeanette and Barb this past year and I can only say.....what fun...I think we all love fun. I am very fortunate to be able to count  all the awesome duelers as friends. They truly are a blessing in my life.

Please take a bit of time and check out their blogs. I m sure you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol



Sunday, February 2, 2014

Calendar Girls 2014

Once again it is time for our wonderful group of swappers to post the Calendar Girl Challenge. To start us off this year our awesome hostess is Jeanette (I do apologize for posting late). Here is what she said:

January
Hostess: Jeanette

If you’ve ever been any of the swap threads that I participate in, you know that I like holidays, normal ones, weird one, funny ones. EVERY day is worth a celebration. So, for this month’s Calendar Girl challenge, I want you to select a holiday that is CLOSE TO your own birthday and make a card for that holiday. If you need help finding holidays, check out this wonderful site. .

For instance, Barb’s birthday is in October, right? So she could choose to make a Halloween card, since Halloween is close to her birthday. Or… she could choose a lesser known (dare we say quirky) holiday such as National Family Bowling Day (the 11th), National Grouch Day (the 15th) or Dictionary Day (the 16th). Now please don’t feel like you HAVE to make a card that is for that holiday… just one that is inspired by that holiday. For instance, Barb’s Grouch Day could be a “Cheer Up/I Care” sort of card or an “I’m sorry! I really messed up” sort of card. Or the Dictionary Day card could include a flower punched out of the page of an old dictionary.

I hope you’ll have fun with this challenge. I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with when we post on our blogs on January 28th!



Thank you Jeanette for the awesome challenge. I love this site and had some fun checking it out. My birthday is June 15th and rather than go with flag day I chose June 12th red rose day.. I had purchased a rose stamp last year that I hadn't had time to ink up so I used it with this card. I made two as I had taken pictures of the first one...thinking I only had one shot if it I made another to replace it. When taking pics of the new card I discovered I had 2 more pics of the first card so I could show you...uggghh....the new cards pic isn't really great either. I think I need a photo class....



Here is my first card...simple but I kind of liked it...

Here is the second....



The picture isn't the greatest but this is an easel card and the white on the roses is glitter that didn't photo very well..

I again apologize to my fellow calendar girls and Jeanette for being so late..

Thank you for stopping by.....please take some time and check out the creations made by the other gals...I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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Until next time,


Hugs,


Carol