Monday, February 22, 2010

CuppasandCards - Anniversary Challenges 2 & 5

I've been feeling very uncreative and lacking some motivation to make cards since the More Than Scrapbooking forum shut down. I just really enjoy the challenges of a small forum and without it I've had a hard time getting my creative juices flowing. Thankfully I have finally found a new forum to be a part of! I had a friend from Australia (don't you just love the internet) tell me about Cuppas and Cards and I have now registered and started making cards for challenges!

Both of these cards were for challenges for the first anniversary at Cuppas. Challenge 5 (top) was to make an encouragement card using brown and green. Challenge 2 (bottom) was to use a sketch that was provided. I embossed the sentiment in white, and made the image using the faux metal technique.

Card Details:
Top - CS - Bazill, Recollections; Ink - StazOn Timber Brown; Spellbinders Labels 1 and Fancy Tags; Stamp - See D's; Ruban Ribbon; Flowers - Wal-Mart; Brads - Michaels; Platinum Stickles.
Bottom - CS - Bazill, Recollections; Ink - Versamark; Ranger white and silver embossing powders; Stamps - Bitsy (hello), Inkadinkado (flowers); Spellbinders Nesties - circle and scalloped circle.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's A Girl!

Many of you will remember me making cards, invitations, favours etc. for my niece's baby shower back in November. Well I am pleased to say that I am a great aunt again! My niece had her baby 1 week ago today. After waiting in the waiting room for a couple of hours with my sister, the baby's Grandma, I was fortunate to be one of the first to meet Emma Grace! She was 6 lbs. 10 oz, and both mom and baby are doing well. Praise the Lord!

I have put together a gift for the new baby and needed to make a card to go with it. The baby's room has a princess theme that almost perfectly matches the Fairest of Them All Collection by Imaginisce so of course, I had to make a princess card to go with the gift. It didn't turn out quite how I was expecting, but I'm happy enough with the results.

Card Details: Stamps and CS - Fairest of Them All Collection (Imaginisce), Congrats Stamp - Heidi Grace; Solid CS - Recollections; Brads and Flowers - unknown; Bling - Dollar Store; MS Lace Border Punch; Spellbinders Nesties - circle and scalloped circle; Ink - Memories Black Dye, Versamagic - Pink Petunia.
Envelope - Cuddlebug Die Cut and EB Folder (came with CB), Versamark clear ink; Ranger silver EB powder.