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Monday, March 7, 2011

What a Great Weekend

We had a nice weekend!  It rained all weekend, which made it nice for sleeping in and after a few errands in the am, I got to hang out and craft most of the afternoon away.  No inspiration from the lizards...although I did do a "green" card ... which is quite layered and whimsical.  I like it.  I still haven't mastered how to get great photos of my cards.  If you have any suggestions...PLEASE leave me a comment!! It qualifies for "green" at http://www.doyoustackup.blogspot.com/ and for using a digi stamp at http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/ (fairies are my favourite!!) and http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ for "lucky duck"...all about best wishes (did you see the wish stamp in the flowers?) I stuck it there cuz it didn't seem right down at the bottom where I originally was going to put it.
This photo with the flash on shows the true "green"....ya think a good scrapper would know how to photograph paper...

The next card was fun to make but a real challenge to be happy with .... I just couldn't decide what else to add to give it that "woosh" ...so I left it alone.  It's a traditional stampin' up stamp, but I couldn't decide whether to do it horizontal or vertical.  Lots of black and white challenges out there, so this card qualifies for the following: http://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/ and http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/ for black and white and http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ because it is kinda vintage (I think so!) and that ribbon makes it qualify for http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/.  It's also for a birthday, so it can go intohttp://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/.  Here it is:
On Sunday we went to a birthday party for a set of twins....so I made a fun card using one of my favourite traditional stamps -- a cute little house mouse!  The colouring took forever, but I really like this one...too bad I had to give it away!! It just happens to qualify for a few challenges too!
http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ and  http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/ for "animal themes" and http://craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ for another birthday! and just because I like it soo much, it gets to go in "anything goes" at http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/.  HOW Cute is this????
Again...I can't decide how to take the best pics...flash on, flash off?  The ribbon was fun for this one too...although kinda hard to keep stuck in place. *Sigh* it really was a great weekend.

15 comments:

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, love the fairy. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love ALL your creations!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)

Maggie
xx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Fabulous cards! Love the House Mouse image! Thank You so much for joining us at dutch dare this week

Dazie said...

all your cards are fab I love house mouse!

The black and white fits with out theme over at craft your days away perfectly and is lovely!

Thanks for joining craft your days away this time!
Dazie
x

clare brown said...

super cute card, goodluck at charisma this week.You can enter sarah hurley challenges too!!

princesskitten said...

She is lovely - I always struggle to take photos - usually scan mine in if that helps

kitten DYSU team

Denise and Louise said...

Great card - love the fairy. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Lovely cards!

Thanks for sharing them with us at PaperPlay Challenges

Rosie

x

Rebekah said...

Lovely cards esp love the fairy! Thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments this time hugs Rebekah xx

Tracy said...

Pretty script papers to back those lovely flower images on your wonderful black and white creation. :-) Thanks so much for playing our challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Heather said...

Cute cards, and the ribbons on your mouse card look cool!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

Dana said...

Very pretty cards!! I love your black and white card and am so glad you joined in our challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs~
Dana

Marcy said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the angel card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Jóna said...

Great cards you have made.

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best :D Hope to see you again.

All the best to you,
Jóna, DT member at DDSB

A.J. said...

Lovely cards - thanks for joining in with our Black and White challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

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