Wednesday, November 21, 2007

It's been a few days, but I'm here now!

Sorry to everyone who has visited lately and not seen anything new. I was waiting for my new Gina K. Designs stamps to arrive. Then, I had to cut four, count 'em, four sets of rubbah! By then, my hands were so sore I had to give them a rest, but I was up bright and early today and ready to play. Here's my first card using Gina K. I love the Gettin' Buggy with It set. It also is yesterday's colour challenge CC141 on SCS.

This is such a sweet set and I wanted it primarily for making cards for the grandsons. Of course, for them, I'd go more blues, but this works well too. The base is Wild Wasabi and the patterned paper is a scrap from the stash. The pink scalloped oval is also of unknown origin, but I can tell you that the white is a shimmery white and the image is stamped with Black StazOn ink. I coloured it using my SU markers and added a little Stickles to the image. Of course, no card is complete without some ribbon and the little dragonfly brad is keeping the knot from coming undone. A little paper piercing on the corners and it was complete.

Next up is a card using the owl from the Caroly King Collection from Gina K. Designs.

This is the exact same sketch that was used in the Bella card shown here, which was a sketch challenge by The Stamp Shack creative team. I just used different colours and image. The base is Summer Sun, the DP is by Basic Grey and the brads are from Archiver's when I went to MOA in September. I think they're adorable and use them fairly frequently. The fibres add a very dramatic touch, as do the green baubles on the eyes of the owl, don't ya think?

And, last, but not least, is a card for the Stamping Bella forum at SCS. It is BSC04 which you can see here. I turned the sketch onto it's side as I think the wide orientation is much more suited to the Sweetybellas. This was a fun card to make! I purchased the little ice cream cones at Ms last week, knowing they would be perfect for Sweetybellas. They are really buttons and I thought it would be easy to remove the back bit, but alas, that's not the case. They sit very 'proud' on the card and if it had to go in an envelope, it would never survive Canada Post, I can tell you. The base is Certainly Celery, the first, yellow layer is Bazzill. Once again, the patterned paper is from the scrap stash and unknown to me. I coloured the image with Tombow markers and added a little Copper Stickles to the hair of the the left Sweetybella. Next came the ribbon and then the Pink Grapefruit baubles, also from Stamping Bella. Very 'sweet', but definitely needs to be hand-delivered!

I'm going to be really busy in the next couple of days. I'm leaving on Tuesday for Toronto and then, on Friday, heading out to Cuba. My DH is staying home because he's not able to travel just now, so I've got to make sure there's enough groceries and stuff for him for 12 days. OMG! I'm going to need a truck to bring home the groceries. However, I'll still want to play and when I do, I'll post here for you to see.


Heather Grow said...

Fun cards today Barb.

Jules said...

I like those new stamps! Happy Thanksgiving! :) Julie

Lesa said...

Great cards. The butterfly and owl cards are A-dorable and love all the embellies on the Bella card.FUN!

All Pink girl said...

Wow fab cards Barbs ,love the bella one best ,Dawnx