Saturday, January 8, 2011

Challenge cards

Hi friends. 
It's been a LONG time since I had time to stamp and post.  I've done a little stamping but mostly finishing up Christmas stuff so it was fun to get back into the rubber room to use some of the new stamps and things I got for Christmas.
 This one is for Gina K's color challenge and the JUGS matching envelope one.  I used stamps from Quite a Catch on the card and Year of Borders on the matching envelope.  The colors were Mango, turquoise and red.  You can't see it in the picture but the starfish was colored with Copics and then coated in Crystal Effects, cut out and mounted on the circle I airbrushed with my Copic. The punch is a Martha one
 This card is also for a Gina K release color challenge, turquoise, chocolate brown and kraft and the I Heart sketch. Which I turned sideways.  The Gina K sets are Mugs and Hugs, Botanicals (background on the turquoise) and Lovely Labels.  I embossed the mug using Walnut Distress Ink with clear powder, cut it out and then stamped lovely labels on my Stamp-ama-jig and lined up the portions I wanted on my mug.  I embossed that the same way.  I used Spellbinders and some unknown DP and it's hard to see but I did use a Cuttlebug folder on the Kraft.

This is a stamp set I've been dying to use to make a card for my daughter.  I used a sketch from Friday Sketches (flipped) and the Dog Hair set from Impression Obsession.  The dog stamped on white, cut out and was colored with Copics and around the rug is some fringy ribbon.  I mounted the dog on mounting tape to pop him up.  The DP is Basic Grey Origins pad.  A Martha punch was used on the border of the black.  The faux stitching is a Hero Arts stamp.  I have a dog print brad in the upper cover a mistake, I stamped the zig zag crooked.  Opps.  :)

Besides stamping today, I cleaned out my closet (it was bad, my dresser and watched some football.  I sure wish I had another day to play.  Tomorrow is a shopping, basic cleaning day and more football


Kathryn B said...

Lovely cards! I just love your fun bright colors on your card and envie for the JUGS challeng! That little starfish is adorable!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

gorgeous cards. L love the one you did for jugs with the seashells and lined paper - adorable. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week - we surely appreciate your support and participation.

Janet S said...

Great cards! Glad you got some time to be creative. I love the starfish one - so clever. :D Don't you love your Nesties! Stay warm-

JP Card Crazy said...

Love all three of your cards!!Each one is so creative.

cockney blonde said...

Fabulous cards Betty. Love them all, x

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful cards! I love the JUGs card...that image just makes me smile and the envie looks fab! The dog card really speaks to me...we have a dog who likes to leave her hair on my black pants (from rubbing against me) and my socks (from leaving her hair on the floor)! LOL!! Thanks for playin our JUGs challenge!