Monday, January 16, 2012

Today is for Animals...

Good Day.  I hope that today finds you safe and comfortable.  While it is a grey dreary day here, I am blessed to be safe and warm here at home.

Following are two completely adorable cards using digi stamps of animals.  I love the bright warm yellows used with the bird, and the cool comfortable blues used with the donkey.

This first card uses an image from Doodle Pantry.  He is called Happy Bird, and it definitely shows.  He just happens to be one of their free digis.  Go ahead and give him a try.  But be forewarned,  their images are so cute and easy to use, you will be perusing their line  and filling your cart up in no time flat.

I colored this little guy using water color pencils (no water used), and then outlined him with a black marker.  I use an assortment of chalk colors to fill in the back ground and create a nice summer sky effect.  The paper and embellishments are scraps from my stash.  The inside of the card is finished off bright and cheery too.  Definitely makes me want to have a Tweet Day!
Tweet Day - Front-

This little guy is being presented for the following challenges:

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge - Use a Doodle Pantry Image
Alphabet Challenge Blog Y for You can Choose
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog Challenge #56 Let's Think Hot
Simply Create Too Challenge #4 Layers Layers and More Layers
Ginger Snap Creations GC132: Color Challenge - Soft Yellows and White
Ginger Snap Creations GC134: Spicy Supply Challenge - Ribbon
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog  Challenge #50-  Feathered friends

Tweet Day - Inside - 
Tweet - Ribbon

Tweet - Flower

Next up is this adorable little donkey.  He is a digi by Meljen's Designs called Sweet Little Donkey.  He reminds me of a stuffed animal for a baby.  So soft, warm and adorable.  Be sure to check out her site and designs also.   You will not be disappointed as there are so many cute designs to be had.

This little guy is printed on Kraft card stock and then colored with watercolors.  They didn't take too long to dry, and I really like the deep rich feel of chalks it gives.  I outlined him with a black marker so he would stand out against the brown paper.  He looks a little cross-eyed...but not as bad as it could be.  Eyes are not my forte.   The paper edges are inked with Studio g Chalks Ink (a dollar at my local  Michaels store) and the papers are from my scrap stash.  The inside is finished off with the same papers.  The recipient will definitely know that they are cherished, loved and being thought of fondly.
Donkey - Front - Water Colored
I would like to present him for he following challenges:

Meljen's Designs Challenge #92 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant  Challenge TPE131 Favorite Colors (Blues)
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge 24 Out with the old

Donkey - Inside

Donkey - Inside
Donkey - Water Colored

Thank you for stoping by to visit.  I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Thanks for the lovely comments, I enjoy reading them and visiting your sites too.
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stamped Christmas Cards in Reds and Greens...

Good Day,  It has been a while since my last post and I have a lot to share.  It has been so busy here, I feel like I don't know if I am coming or going.  

These are the first Christmas cards I have made for Christmas 2012.  I received a large box of rubber stamps from my mother just before Christmas.  Before she became ill, she had quite a collection of stamps.  She ran a home business making and selling stamps.  So not only were there mounted stamps in the box, she sent a ton of unmounted stamps from all occasions.  I am planning on sorting through them, making sets, and selling them.

I am really happy with the way these cards came out.  They are some of my favorite Christmas cards I have made.  I just love the deep greens and reds in the papers.

These three cards will be presented for the ABC Christmas Challenge - "A" Anything for Christmas.  Be sure to check out their blog if you like challenges.  The best part, by the time Christmas rolls around, you should be more than ready to send your Christmas cards to family and friends.  

Let it Snow Card - Front
Let it Snow Card - Inside

Merry Christmas - Front

Merry Christmas - Inside

Joyous Christmas - Front
Joyous Christmas - Inside
Paper: Recollections All Season Paper Pad
           Red & White Card stock
           Fiskars & Cloud 9 Designs Christmas Kit
           Scraps from my stash

Ink:     Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad
            Impress Black

Ribbons are from my stash no manufacturer listed

Embellishments: Fiskars & Cloud 9 Designs Christmas Kit (stickers)
                           Making Memories (eyelets)

Stamps:   Recollections
                and from my mothers inventory

Thanks again for stoping by to visit. I hope you have enjoyed my cards.  Hope to see you again soon.
Have a wonderful day!