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Friday, April 30, 2010

New Home

I made this card with one of  Daisy Doodles' cute images for someone who might be celebrating the purchase of a new home.  Moving is such a chore but yet it is so exciting to be in a new house - almost like a new start.  I put a verse inside this card that says:

Enjoy your new home,
and may it be a place
of beautiful memories
for years to come!

By the way, have you entered the challenge at Daisy Doodles yet.  We would love it if you would come on over and show us anything but a card.  It can be an altered item, a gift container, a post-it note holder; the possibilities are as unlimited as your creativity.  The challenge is open for another week so come and play.




I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Something 3D
Die Cut Dreams - Make Your Own Flowers
Quixotic Challenges - How Distressing
The Secret Crafter - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday  - Make Your Own
Stampavie  - Distressing

The image from Daisy Doodles is called Home - Sweet Home and can be purchased here and here.  I have coloured it with a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from Recollections (Michaels), K & Company, DCWV and my stash.  The card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Raffia (my stash), Button (my stash),  and Charm (my stash).

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sympathy Card for Phindy's Challenge

The challenge at Phindy's Place Challenge this week is to use ribbon.  I selected this beautiful image from Phindy thinking it would be perfect for a sympathy card so all I had to figure out was how to use the ribbon tastefully.  By its nature I don't think a sympathy card should be overly embellished so I hope I have accomplished that with this one.  I have put the following verse inside:

Within our hearts
and in our memories
those we love
remain with us
always.

Thinking of you
at this difficult time.




I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Phindy's Place - Ribbon
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something
Stamping Royalty  - Punches
Little Red Wagon  - Sympathy

 The image from Phindy's Place is called Quiet Afternoon and has been coloured with a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons and Mungyo chalk.  The paper is from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and the card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Ribbon (Fabricland), Skeleton Leaf (Graphic Products), Border Punch (Martha Stewart) and Nestabilities (Spellbinder).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You're A Peach & DT Announcement

I am so excited to announce today that I have accepted an invitation to be on the design team for Isabella's Sketchbook and I want you to hop on over to see all the wonderful creations made by the members of the team and get ready to join in on the challenges.  The challenge this week is an open challenge so you can submit any project that you make featuring an image from Isabella's Sketchbook and you have a chance to win 6 digis of your choice from her shop.  Yes, you read it correctly, I did say 6 images.

I have made a little card with one of Isabella's wonderful images that I think would make a terrific thank you card so I put the following verse inside:

You're A Peach
Thanks A Bunch




The image from Isabella's Sketchbook is called Peach Basket Digi Stamp and has been coloured using a combination of prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are a freebie from the Flora Doodles collection at Making Handmade Cards (online) and from my stash.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Pearl Stickers (Recollections from Michaels), Pearl Spray (Michaels), Border Punch and Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Ribbon (my stash), Chalk (Mungyo) and Vintage Photo Distressing Ink (Ranger).

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not A Card for Daisy Doodles

The last challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is now closed so it is time to vote on your favourite card made with pink and one other colour.  The challenge this week for  is to create Anything But A Card.  I hope more of you will jump on board this time and share a creation with us.  You have two weeks to enter your project and it can be a scrapbook page, an altered item, a bookmark, a gift box or holder and the list goes on.

Don't let it stop you if this is a little outside your comfort zone and you have never done this before because aside from cards the only other thing I have done before now is to make a few scrapbook pages.  I had plans for more but the card making addiction took over.  But back to the challenge - if I can do it, I'm sure you can do it and I can't wait to see your awesome projects.

I found a spiral bound journal and decided to alter it.  I didn't want to take the binding out and run the risk of not being able to re-insert it so I included some black in my design to tie everything together.  I recently purchased the Sentimentals cartridge for my Cricut machine and I used it to make the butterfly, the flourishes and the sentiment background.  Note To Self:  Use Cricut more often:)




I thought I would enter my project in the following challenges:

For Fun Challenges - Anything But A Card
AI Factory - Anything But A Card
Simon Says  - Things with Wings
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp  - Flowers
Creative Belli  - Die Cuts
Sew Many Challenges  - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers

The Daisy Doodles image is called Spring Mouse and can be purchased here or here.  Can you see the little mouse hiding in the watering can?  The image has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  Maybe it should be called Summer Mouse since I have coloured the flowers as sunflowers.  It is hard to see but the watering can resembles an old fashioned tin can with metallic gold handles and spout.  The papers are from American Traditional Designs and Basic Grey.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Brads (Making Memories), Chalk (Mungyo), Wire (Artistic Wire), Beads (my stash), Flower Punches (EK Paper Shapers), Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and Sentimentals Cartridge (Cricut).

Summer Swimmer

My three year-old granddaughter is taking swimming lessons and really likes Grandma to be there each week to watch her.  The only problem is that for the first three weeks she did not appear to be paying attention to the instructor.  I believe she really was listening because she would immediately do what she was asked when it was her turn but the rest of the time she was jumping up and down in the water, getting further away from the group, playing with the rings and things on the side of the pool and spitting water - in other words being three.  We had a little conversation and I told her that if she was going to fool around and not try to do her best then I wasn't going to waste my time coming to watch her.  Well I am pleased to announce that there was a huge difference in the lesson last Thursday and she did a great job of listening and trying all the things the instructor asked for.

When I saw this little swimmer, which was a generous freebie from Mo Manning to celebrate her group reaching 1400 on Paper Craft Planet, I decided last night to make a quick card for my granddaughter to tell her how proud I was of her for listening and to encourage her to keep going so she is ready to swim in her friends' pools this summer.  I have put text inside that says all of that.

I pushed myself to try something different and use basically one colour but I still couldn't bring myself to make Bronte blue.  When I started to blend the colour for the bathing suit it just wanted to move around.  I know it is better to have waxier pencil crayons but the amount of wax in this particular colour is overkill.  I solved the problem by removing the colour and I don't mind the result.




I am going to enter the card in the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Challenge - 1 ribbon, 2 buttons or brads, 3 designer papers
Polka Doodles - Monochromatic
Creative Belli  - Die Cuts

The image called Pool Party has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and my stash.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Ribbon (Offray), Sunglasses Button with shank removed (Dress It Up), White button (my stash) and embroidery floss (my stash).

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sassy Sketch

At the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge there is a sketch to play with this week.  I found it to be a nice easy sketch and this card went together pretty quickly and was fun to do.  I even had everything on hand that I needed to make it.  Since I didn't spend any money on supplies, I am going to take $5 and buy a lottery ticket when I go out for a walk today.  The pot is worth $41 million so I am going to give it a try - along with a zillion other people.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's - Sketch
Colour Q - Colour Palette
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday
Digital Tuesday - April Showers or April Flowers
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Happy Birthday
Tanda Stamps - Vivid Color
Fan 'n' Funky - Get It All Out (the paper was in my stash for 5 years - so wasteful)

 The image was a generous freebie from Sassy Cheryl for her group on Paper Craft Planet reaching 500 members.  It has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The paper is from my stash and the cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Buttons (Michaels), Chalk (Mungyo), Flower Pinches (EK Paper Shapers), Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug).

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Phindy's Grande Dame

The new Phindy's Place Challenge Blog was launched last week and the first challenge is very friendly - Anything Goes.  Of course you must use one of Phindy's images on your project but that is easy because there are so many great ones to choose from. 

I am a bit frustrated because the colour on this photo does not do the card justice and no matter how much I played with it in Photoshop I could not make it look the actual card.  The purple rose looks a bit dark but if I lighten it, the mat and image look too light.  I finally gave up and have decided I need to take either photography lessons or Photoshop lessons.  Although come to think of it, the real problem could be my fancy homemade photo booth - a white sheet wrapped around a cookie sheet leaning against the wall on my kitchen counter so I can take advantage of the under cabinet lighting - lol.  Because of the thickness of the lace, everything is popped up and very dimensional.




I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Belli - Die Cuts
Cooking It Up With Katie - Purple and 3 of something (Flowers)
Scrappy Frogs - Pick 3 (Die Cut, Lace, Digi Image)

The image from Phindy's Place is called Grande Dame and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor & Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The paper is from Paper Pizazz.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels) and my stash.  Other supplies used:  Flowers (bridal supply store), Ribbon (Fabricland), Lace (my stash), Pearl Stickers (Recollections from Michaels), Leaf & Branch Punches (Martha Stewart), Chalk (Mungyo) and Die Cut Mat (cut from Cricut Sentimentals cartridge).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty In Pink

The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Challenge is a sketch and I knew exactly which Mo image would be perfect.  I have loved this adorable image since I first saw her, especially those chubby little legs.  This card would be ideal as a baby girl card so I have put a verse inside to congratulate the new parents.



I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Touchy, Feely
Stamp Something - Something Layered
Creative Cottage - Things with Wings
Flutter By Wednesdays - Open (as long as it includes a butterfly, fairy or angel)
Creative Belli - Die Cut Shapes
Penny's Challenges - Open, Anything Goes
Meljens Designs - 3D Elements

The image from Mo's Digital Pencil is called Baby Fairy Flora and was coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from American Traditional Designs, Making Memories and Lasting Impressions.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon (Michaels), Craft Candy (Craftwork Cards), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Flowers (Bridal supply store) and Stardust Stickles (Ranger).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sassy Golfer

When I won the challenge at Sassy Cheryl's last week, I just knew that I just had to purchase the golfer boy image with my prize.  Then to my amazement I discovered that the current challenge requires that you use a boy image from Sassy Cheryl's.  How is that for good timing?  I decided to create a birthday card and have a recipient in mind.

Finding a verse for the inside was a little difficult but I managed to find something that would fit the golf part:

Here's a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game.  It's called an eraser.

And then I added this for the birthday part:

Here's a tip that can take 5 years off anyone's age.  It's called a lie.




I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - Boy image with Blue & Cream
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Quixotic Challenges - Heavy Metal (button)
Little Red Wagon - Embossing
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Happy Birthday

The image from Sassy Cheryl is called Sassy Boy Golfer and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack, Karen Foster Designs and Cuddelbeez A Boy's Life collection (online).  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels and the sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Buttons (my stash), Golf Ball button (Michaels), Chalk (Mungyo), Circle Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Spots & Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug) and silver thread (my stash).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Daisy Doodles Ribbit

Have you entered a card in the current Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges yet?  The challenge is to create a card with pink and one other colour.  If you haven't played yet, hop on over because we would love to see your creations.  Your card doesn't have to feature a Daisy Doodles stamp but if you want to use one they can be purchased here or here.

I don't know why but this week I seemed to be following a less is more approach for my card designs.  I was going that direction on this Daisy Doodles card until I found the gingham flower lurking in a little drawer of bits and pieces.  It was then that I had an ah-ha moment and the card ended up with a few more embellishments than originally planned.   It is hard to see in the photo but the butterfly and the leaves are covered in crystal glitter (and so is my desk).

Inside the card I put the following verse:

Let's get together . . .

Your pad or mine?

When I was showing the card to my husband, I started to tell him what was inside but as soon as I read the sentiment on the front he jumped in with "What happened, did you croak.".  We laughed so hard, we were crying but I didn't use it because I couldn't think of anyone off the top of my head that would not be offended even though I thought it was a great verse for the inside.



I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges;

Stampavie - Butterflies
Flutterby Wednesdays  - Open (as long as it includes a butterfly, fairy or angel)
Creative Cottage - Things with Wings
ABC Challenge  - S is for Sparkle
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Touchy, Feely (e.g. flowers, ribbon, etc.)
Papertake Weekly  - Cutie Pie
Pixie Dust Studios  - Green

The image from Daisy Doodles image is called Ribbit and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and a freebie from the Flora Doodles collection from Making Handmade Cards (online).  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels) and my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Border Punch, Leaf Punch & Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Ribbon (Michaels), Chalk (Mungyo), Crystal Glitter (Stampendous), Gingham Flower (Offray), White Silk Flowers (Leftovers from my daughter's bridal head piece) and Gems (Dollarama).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Birthday Dreams

I have so many things I should be doing today but instead I decided to create a quick birthday card for my niece's husband even though it isn't needed until the end of the month.  The image was purchased by mistake (I clicked on the wrong thing) but I decided it could work for an adult male, especially with the following inside:

Hope you have the birthday
of your dreams.

Enjoy your day!



I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - 1 image, 1 embellishment, 1 designer paper
Creative Cottage - Things with Wings
Stampin' Royalty - Keep It Simple Sweetie
Flutter By Wednesdays - Open (but must include fairy, butterfly or angel)
Kaboodle Doodles  - Digi Girl

The image is from Cute Daisy May and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The designer paper is a generous freebie from the Autumn Memories kit provided by Sweet Tweet Designs.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels) and the sentiment is computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Tag Punch (Martha Stewart), Flower (Prima), Button (my stash) and Chalk (Mungyo).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Looking For Clues

Time is flying and here we go with the start of yet another week but the sun is shining here in Southern Ontario - how lovely is that.  Not so in Saskatchewan apparently.  My aunt just called to tell me they were OK after the major windstorm yesterday.  I felt terrible because I didn't hear about it and it turns out they lost trees, roofs and even a ferry went for a float on its own.  In between loads of laundry yesterday and the dreaded ironing, I made this card for the weekly challenge over at Mo Manning's Challenge Blog.

The challenge was to make a card using black, white and kraft along with one other colour.  Those colours just screamed simple to me and here is the result.  Inside I put the following:

The clue . . . 

Too Many Candles
Too Little Cake!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY



The image was a generous freebie calling Looking For Clues and was coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from Karen Foster Designs and my stash.  The card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment was computer generated.  Other supplies used:  Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Chalk (Mungyo) and Ribbon (Michaels).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In The Pink For Daisy Doodles

I am excited to announce that I have accepted an invitation to be on the Design Team for Daisy Doodle Stamps.  The challenge this week at the Daisy Doodles Callenge Blog was to use pink and one other colour.  I found a pretty pink, green and white striped paper in my stash that I thought would make a great starting point.  Green goes so nicely with pink but then there was this troublesome white stripe.  Oh well we're allowed a little artistic license now and again,aren't we?




I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - Sketch
Cupcake Craft - Make Own Flowers
Inky Impressions - Charm It
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Metal
Paper Cutz - 3 Designer Papers
My Time To Craft - On The Spot

The image from Daisy Doodles is called Feelin' Bad Freddy and Daisy Doodle digital stamps and papers can be purchased here or here.  I coloured Freddy using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack, Making Memories and my stash.  The card stock for the card blank is from Color Mates.  The sentiment is computer generated. Other supplies used:  Ribbon (Michaels), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Beads (my stash), Charm (my stash), Brads (Making Memories) and Branch Punch (Martha Stewart).

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Phindy's New Challenge Blog

I want to remind you that the new Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is set to launch on Monday, April 12th.  For every 50 followers that sign up, Phindy is putting a brand new, unreleased stamp into a draw on opening day.  I just checked and if four more followers sign up there will be three new stamps so if you aren't a follower yet, do not delay.



Now, get ready for lots of fun because the first activity on launch day is a blog hop.  Mark your calendar, make a note, tie a string around your finger but do not forget to visit the new challenge blog on Monday and participate in all the fun.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Funky Sassy Girl

Well our lovely warm weather has officially taken a hike and it is now cold here.  We have one of those programmable thermostats set to lower the temperature during the day, automatically come back up around supper and then go down again during the night.  It feels so cold and damp today that I had to override it and make the furnace come on.  One good thing about a day like this is that it makes you want to craft all day.

The challenge this week over at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog is to use one of Cheryl's girl images with some ribbon.  I decided that I would take a different approach to this card compared to some of the ones I have done in the past and forget about bows and other girlie embellishments but go a little funky and mod.  I hope you like it!




The image is called Gentle Friends and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The paper is from Basic Grey and the card stock is Recollections (Michaels) and Domtar (ordered in from my local printer).  Other supplies used:  Ribbons (Costco & Fabricland) and Buttons (Michaels).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baby Card

It's raining today so that's a great day for crafting.  The last challenge for Phindy's group on Paper Craft Planet before the launch of the New Phindy's Place Challenge Blog was to make a spring baby card.  By the way, if you haven't signed up to be a follower yet, you better head on over.

This card is going off to England where our friend's new grandson was just christened last weekend.  After I got everything cut and ready to go I remembered that I had planned to make my next easel card a bit smaller but I was already committed (or perhaps should be - lol) so I'll try to remember the next time.  I think I will have to adopt some of the techniques I used when I was a working girl to remember important items.  You can get pretty relaxed when you are retired.






I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Pile It On - Easel Card
Meljens Designs - Girlie Colours (Pastels are girlie colours)
Simple Doodles - Layers
Our Creative Corner - Buttons

This sweet image is called Contentment and has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The verse inside is computer generated.  The papers are from a dollar store scrap pack.  The cardstock is from Lasting Impressions and my stash.  Other supplies used:  Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Chalk (Craf-T Products), Buttons (my stash), Embroidery Floss (my stash), Ribbon (Michaels) and Craft Candy (Craftwork Cards).

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Late Bunny

I am finally starting to get back in the swing of things since my trip out west.  I flew out there from a Tuesday to a Tuesday and I can't believe how much I got turned around when it came to figuring out what day it was, especially when there was a long weekend immediately following my return.  Today is the first day in over a week that it actually feels like the day it really is.  Today is Tuesday, isn't it?

The challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog is to use one of her wonderful images with pastel colours and this is my take on it.  While I haven't included a sentiment on the outside, I have put a belated birthday verse on the inside.


The image from Mo Manning is called Late and has been coloured with a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and my stash.  The cardstock is Recollections (Michaels).  Other supplies used:  Chalk (Craf-T-Products), Pearl Spray (Michaels), Ribbon (Kate's Paperie), Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Butterfly Punch (Marvy Uchida), Stickles, Craft Candy (Craftwork Cards).

Monday, April 5, 2010

Phindy's New Challenge Blog

I am a huge fan of Philomena O'Neill and the digital images she creates that can be purchased here.  Over 700 of us are followers of her group on Paper Craft Planet but now we are fortunate to follow her on the new Phindy's Place Challenge Blog

The Design Team will be announced next week and the first challenge will follow.  If you haven't signed up to be a follower on the challenge blog do not delay.  For every 50 followers of the challenge blog, Phindy will put names into a random draw for unreleased stamps - woohoo more quality digis.

In the meantime there is one more challenge on Paper Craft Planet for her followers there and I will be working on my challenge card tomorrow so stay tuned.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Distressed Teddy

Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying your day.  We had brunch at my daughter's house this morning instead of doing a big Easter dinner.  My granddaughter was excited because she got to do an Easter Egg hunt and also received some toys and clothes.  She received a new science set and couldn't wait to show me the marbles that were growing in water - apparently they started out as granules the size of the head of a teeny pin.  My daughter graduated with an Honours Degree in Bio-Medical Sciences so she is anxious to see that her kids get exposed to the sciences as well as other subjects so they can choose which appeals to them.  The baby was just happy to show off his walking skills and play with his new toys.  He is too young for candy.

The challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog requires that you make a distressed card featuring one of Sassy Cheryl's images.  I had never distressed anything but after my disappointment with the Easter cards, I am happy with this one and hope you like it too.



I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Cooking It Up With Kate - Something New (Technique), Something Old (Charm has been in my stash for 6 years) and Something Sweet ( Teddy's are so sweet)
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Scrap It (The only thing that didn't come from my bits and pieces box was the card blank)
S2G Challenges - Anything Goes

The image is called Hanging Out To Dry and was a generous freebie from Cheryl for her group members on Paper Craft Planet and I sure hope he isn't too distressed hanging by one arm!  It has been coloured using a combination of Prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are from Basic Grey and my stash.  The cardstock is from Lasting Impressions and my stash.  Other supplies used:  Ribbon (Michaels), Beads (my stash), Brads (Making Memories), Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Safety Pin (Dollarama), Butterfly Charm (my stash), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers) and Tag Punch (Martha Stewart).

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Card

I'm back - hope you missed me!  I was out in Medicine Hat, Alberta to visit my Mother-in-Law and while I was there we looked at alternative living space for her since she is finding it stressful living alone in her home now that she is 88 and not as well.  We also eliminated as much paperwork as we could so the bills aren't as confusing to her.

After catching up on house cleaning, grocery shopping and a pile of errands I am finally able to craft again and have something to show you.  Since it is Easter weekend, I thought I better tackle a couple cards for my grandchildren.  I am a bit disappointed in them though because I tried a different paper and while I didn't get any smearing, it didn't blend as nicely so I won't be using that again.

This card features an image from Phindy's Place and is one I will be able to use over and over on cards for all ages.  Scroll down to the next post to see the second card I made.




The image is called Easter Tree and has been coloured using a combination of Koh-I-Noor and Prismacolor pencil crayons.  The papers and cardstock are from my stash.  Other supplies used:  Pearl Stickers (Dollarama), Ribbon (Michaels), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Silk Flowers (Michaels), Paper Flowers (Bridal Supply Store), Nestabilities (Spellbinders) and Pearl Ex.

Easter Card No. 2

The second card features a generous freebie image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.   The blending problem is particularly noticeable here and doesn't do the image justice but I don't have time to redo it.  Thankfully my grandchildren are only 1 and 3 1/2 so they won't be critical especially since gifts will accompany the cards.




The image called Bunny Painting has been coloured using a combination of Koh-I-Noor and Prismacolour pencil crayons.  The papers are from a Provo Craft Scrap Pack and the cardstock is from my stash.  Other supplies used:  Flowers (Wal Mart), Brads (Making Memories) and Craft Candy (Craftwork Cards).