Saturday, February 9, 2008

Finally, time to craft!

With two days being eaten up with hospital visits for pre-op stuff, I've been missing my crafting time. I finally just said I'm going to my craft room and not getting up until I've had my fill of playing with my goodies. Over the past week I've received new Elzybells stamps and some gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps, too. I'm still waiting on new Hanna Stamps, but I guess Kristi will be mailing out the orders when she returns from CHA. So, Hanna, the Domestic Goddess, will have to wait until I come home. In the meantime, here's this sweet little charmer with her heart in her hands from Elzybells. This card will serve as an entry for two challenges. The colours are for The Stamp Shack Colour Challenge #6. The colours in The Stamp Shack challenge were to use bright pink, bright green and yellow. And, I just happened to have feathers in those colours, too! I love this little "bossy" lady. She reminds me of one of my kids, who is a self-professed 'control freak'. Her words, not mine! I'm just repeating them, I don't necessarily agree with them, Tiffany.

The layout of the card is for the sketch challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner. This was a terrific sketch and I decided to make my card 5-1/2" square. I can't mail it to anyone until I get some 6" x 6" envelopes as I'm all out of that size. Thanks, Kim, I'm going to try to complete a couple of more before Monday, too! They are such fun.

Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Gable Green
DP: CTMH yellow paisley print
Stamps: Elzybells, Stampendous Inspirational Alphabet
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black
Accessories: Feathers, ribbon, brads, giga scalloped circle

Up next is my Knight in Shining Armour! It was so funny because a few weeks ago, I was in the Dollar Store and I found these cute embellishments for knights, dragons and such. I bought two packages and lo and behold, Sugar Nellie comes out with new stamps and one of them is this Knight. Well, I had to have it. Wouldn't you? It was like a message from above saying this is your stamp, go get it girl. Not being one to argue with 'the messenger', I promptly purchased him and now he has a new home. Actually, I'm dedicating this to my DH, John, 'cause he's going to look after my blog while I'm in hospital and give you updates on my progress. Here's to Sir John! Oh, and aren't those Glitter Dots just the cutest. I got them with my last order from Gina K. Designs. Hurry, go get some.

Cardstock: Bordering Blue, So Saffron
DP: Unknown, but it came with Self-Addressed kit
Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Glitter Dots, helmet & axe with shield

And finally, we have this little darling from Sugar Nellie who is carrying around her heart. How sweet is she! On this card, I decided to use my Scor-Pal for the background on the card base. I've been wanting to try this ever-so-easy technique for some time now and today was the day. To the best of my knowledge, this layout is my own. I do not recall seeing anything like it before, but if someone has done it, please accept my apologies for claiming it as my own. I thought it up today. Anyway, after the cross-hatch background was done, I didn't want to cover it completely with patterned paper, but I did want to use something more. So, out with the Two Scoops, the SU photo corner punch, ribbon and a pile of gold brads and here she is, all dressed up and ready to be mailed.

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi
DP: Two Scoops
Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black
Accessories: Ribbon, brads, photo corners

Okay, that's it for today. I'm hoping to get more done tomorrow, but time will tell. See you then.


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Terrific card, Barb!! I'm playin' with my new Elzy today too!! Great job with the sketch!!

Cas... said...

I will say prayers for you while you are in the hospital.

Nice cards! You always do such a terrific job!

Tracy.H said...

Great cards, Barb! Good luck with the surgery and your recovery. We will all be thinkin' about you. :0)

Kathy W said...

Love the coloring on that darling knight stamp. So fun to have special embellies that you find match up with stamps. Very cute card!

Heather Grow said...

I love your knight card. So cute.