Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stamping again and doing some challenges

 Scoll down for the card challenges....

I am SO HAPPY to finally be healed up and mobile a little. After breaking my wrist and ankle 7 weeks ago it's about time.  To be totally helpless is a terrible feeling, especially when you can't even stamp!  GASP!  At least my husband thinks stamping is great therapy for my right hand so I have been doing quite a bit.  At least hanging out in my stamp room watching what I want on TV instead of his constant channel surfing.  I have to be honest though, he was great taking care of my when I was totally useless.  I mean taking 4 weeks vacation to play CNA really shows he loves me!  In case you ever wondered what they do with people who break and arm and a leg, this is how they fixed me up.  My right elbow is resting on a platform and strapped on.  Oh and that's Doogan laying on the floor...please ignore the fat legs too.

Anyway, I did a couple challenges in one card AGAIN.  I am so proud of myself.
This is for the Whiff of Joy Challenge which was a sketch this week.  This also qualifies for the OCC Corner Spruce Up challenge here to spruce up the corners of your card. 
I used the Willow's Hot Chicken Soup stamp and some K & Company DP and SU mellow moss card stock, Cuttlebug folder and Sissix corner die cut, Spellbinder labels and a couple Martha Steward punches.  I colored Willow with Copics and sponges the edges with brown ink.  For Willows hair barrette I used a brad.  Now someone just has to get sick so I can send it out.  (really I hope not!)

OCC Sketch, CCEE and Flourishes challenge

I really had planned on using Flourishes image for this challenge to use black and white and one other color, I chose rust, but forgot as I wanted to make a card for my brother's birthday and since he just went bear hunting in Canada wanted to use this Dream Impressions bear image.  This is also using the sketch from OCC challenge.
This is qualifies for the CCEE for the males challenge, a card for men.
The DO paper is DCWV Green Stack and I used nesties and some twill ribbon and a Martha Stewart Punch.  It was really pretty easy and I think my brother will like it.
Wow, I actually got THREE challenges in for one card!  I have always been amazed at how people got more than one challenge out of a card and I finally did it too.  LOL

Sunday, June 6, 2010

CCEE Sketch Challenge

My right wrist is FINALLY good enough to do a little stamping.  It is still painful but more so to not stamp! 

I found out today that our dear friends in England's dog, Fennel had to be put down yesterday.  Now we met Fennel and her family 4 years ago when we were visiting our daughter who was studying in Scotland and other friends that live there.  Simon, who worked for my brother was engaged to Lynn Anderson and we were invited to visit them at their farm.  The Anderson's are the sort of people you visit and feel like you have known them for years.  Fennel was an English Yellow Lab (English labs are a little smaller than the US version for some reason).  Anyway. Fennel's favorite treat was pears, she would eat everything but the stem,  so I had to include some pears on the sympathy card to them and since I needed to make a special card figured I might as well try to use the CCEE sketch challenge found here.
My husband bought me an air compressor from Harbor Freight for my birthday a few days ago so I could airbrush with my Copics.  Man is that fun!  I stamped the dog from Eureka colored him with Copics, put some Stickles on the wings and halo and masked him and airbrushed around him after I cut out with oval nestie. I left it on while airbrushing.  Much easier than sponging and I love the results.  I stamped the pears (from Lindy's Stamp Gang) and colored them and airbrushed the edges with yellow without masking.  That worked pretty good since I used the same shade of yellow.   The saying also from Eureka, was stamped and embossed in black on a Spellbinder label and I airbrushed with it kept on too so the edges stay white. I love how that adds the look of another layer.  Everything was layered on white cardbase I ran through with cuttlebug folder. 

Fennel, you will be missed.  Say Hi to Grizzly for us and I hope there are LOTS of pears in Heaven