Sunday, August 19, 2012

Retro Sketch 25

This is Retrosketches challenge for this week:

And here is my take on it:

This is on a whitecardstock base. The pink is a scrap from the cuts my granddaughters made with all of my pink and purple papers. The background circles are a cheapie from Michael's stamped with SU Cherry Cobbler. The Celebrate sentiment is SU. The adorable piggy is from some quilting fabric scraps my neighbor gave me. I cut it with my Creative Memories shape cutters. The ribbon is from my stash. I did an inside sentiment of "Happy Birthday. Go Hog Wild."

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sweet Treat

Well, it is Saturday and I am finally getting around to the challege from this weeks Tuesday Throwdown. It is to make something "sweet".
I have been helping my neighbor get started in this great cardmaking craft. She has been a quilter most of her life and has tons of scrap fabric. She gave me a bunch. One had cute cupcakes printed on it. I think it is a perfect sweet treat. I cut it out and pasted it to white Nesties label and then attached that to the next size Nesties label in a pink.  The background dotted DP reminds me of sprinkles on the icing. The sentiment is from SU and done on a Spellbinder die. The white banner did not show well alone so I did a matching one in the same blue as the background and offset it to the top for emphasis. I traced around the embossed sections of the banner with a silver star gel pen.
Hope you enjoy this yummy card.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Craft Dash

Paulina at Pretty Pink Posh is starting a new challenge

I have never actually timed myself when making a card but do know that sometimes it seems to take forever because I can't decide on whether it looks exactly right. So this time I went with first option on everything. I took me 6 min 24 sec. for this card.

I have had my granddaughters for 2 weeks and they loved playing in my craft room. They left a bunch of scrap cuts so I just opened my scrap file and pulled out some papers. The green is reversible DP from SU. The butterfly strip if from "Butterflies and Blossoms" pack. The butterflies are actually orange and match the orange strip. Don't know why that color doesn't show better. Tied around is green/white twine.  The scallop cut is an EK border punch. Sentiment is SU also. The scallop is cut from the front edge and the polka-dots are on the inside bottom. It also has a butterfly strip border.Here is the inside so you can see how that was done.
I am definitely bookmarking Paulina's site and look forward to more of her challenges.

Monday, August 13, 2012

pink & purple

I  had my granddaughters ages 5 & 8 visiting last week. We had so much fun. They love, love, love, plalying in Nana's craft room. I think they probably cut into every piece of pink and purple papers that I have. And left me with a bunch of scraps. So I decided to use mojo monday sketch and use up a few of the pink and purples. Oh, they also loved playing with the Big Shot so I have several of those pink and purples with different designs and shapes. And I have a bunch of ribbon scraps.
I did have to cut a new piece of white cardstock for the base. Everything else is from the scrap file. The IP on the pink is Cuttlebug. The sentiment is from TAC. The flower is from a package I picked up in the dollar bin at Michael's. The shape die is Spellbinders. I punched our 3 little flowers for the lower left accent.
I think all little girls favorite colors are pink and purple so any little girl who is sick will love getting this card.