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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creative Knockoutts #87 ~ Finish The Inside

Hello and welcome blog friends!

When you make a card, do you finish off the inside to match the front of your card?  I really love to do that, but I must admit I don't don't always do it as lavishly as the outside, lol.  Well, here is your chance to do just that - Finish The Inside!  Play along with us at Creative Knockouts.

I used this adorable little guy called "Fishing Peter" from our great sponsor Color Ink.  I used my Copics for the coloring and for my papers I used a new set of printable papers I bought over at Nitwits.  They are called "Gone Fishing" and were perfect for this image.

And here is the inside:

So what do YOU have on the inside of your latest creation?  Join us at Creative Knockouts and show us.  You may even win a great prize for all your effort.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sympathy Card

We lost an old friend very unexpectedly last week.  It's so hard to lose someone you have known for over 30 years, it leaves you shaken and so sad.  The man who passed away was a co-worker from years ago who became a real friend.  He and his family even visited us in Hawaii when we lived there.  His memorial service is today, and I feel so for his wife and 4 children.  His two daughters were adopted from China - they had cleft pallets and were unwanted.  They brought them to the US and they had surgery and are lovely girls, both are very bright.  The family went to China numerous times to teach the girls about their culture.  They even lived there for 2 years and taught english in a small school.  He will be very missed, and he left this world way too soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Garden Fence

Spring is here in a lot of places in the US.  My daughter lives in OR and she has been planning her garden for this year.  I sent her a package full of all kinds of goodies; seeds, bulbs, wind chimes, solar tulips. yes they light up at night, lol!  I did this card for her and included it in the box. All the flowers, fence and the bird house are die cuts.  It was great fun to put this together.

I just had to giggle - i realized that I didn't put any little birds on the birdhouse!  Oh well, too late now!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge #89 ~ Die Cuts

Sorry this post is a bit late.  I am still having quite the time cleaning out the house and looking for a new home.  It is going to take a BIT longer than I had hoped, lol!

ANYHOW, onward to our new challenge at CC&CC.  Our fab sponsor is Rick St Dennis.  We always love using his different and great images.  I chose this adorable cat roasting his mice!  It really made me giggle.  It is called  
Bar B Que.

My die cuts are the frames around the image and also the sentiment.
I hope you come join us for this fun die cut challenge.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creative Knockouts Challenge #85 ~ Texture

Welcome to another challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  How about adding some kind of texture to your card.  It can be through embossing on your paper or maybe you would like to add something that creates texture like I did with glitter.  Our super sponsor is A Day For Daisies, and they will be awarding our lucky winner a great prize.  Their image that I used is called "Cat Fish".  What a cute little kitty mermaid!

 So what will you use to for texture on your card?  Come on and join us and show us your idea!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #88 ~ Use A Doily

Happy Friday.  Time for another 2 week challenge over at CC&CC.  This time we are honoring the Doily!  They are used a lot in all kinds of paper crafting, and especially on cards.  Our sponsor The Paper Shelter will be awarding our lucky winner a $15 gift certificate for use on their site.

For my card I used one on their images called "Summer Attitude".  It is such a fun image and to me just screams SUMMER!  I colored the image with Copics, and used doily layered die cuts.  The flower is also made from die cut pieces.

So pop on over to CC&CC and join us for this great challenge.  Just remember to use a doily on your card.  Have fun and see you there.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Creative Knockouts Challenge #83 Die Cuts/Punch Frenzy

Hello!  Are you all ready for Easter?  I hope that you have a very blessed Easter Sunday.  And in celebration of Easter, I decided to do a gate fold Easter card for this FUN challenge over at Creative Knockouts.  
Our super sponsor is Stitchy Bear, and the image is called "Pick You".

I have to admit, I think I got a bit carried away with all the punches on this one, lol!  But hey, they said a FRENZY!!  ALL of the flowers were made from punches, as was the frame for the image.  My image was colored with Copics. 

On the inside paper edges I used a daisy edge punch.

I really had a LOT of fun making this card!  Won't you come join us and show us your die cuts and punches?!

Happy Crafting!