Jul 4, 2012

A couple of cards/challenges in one post!

It's the 4th of July and this is my 2nd post for the day...I'm just trying to get these posted/entered in time before some of the challenges end, as lately I've made cards and have forgotten to post them for the challenges I made them for...DOH!

I did get the chance to make this card for our niece who turned 12 over the past weekend...don't you just love the sas on TGF's Creeper Leslie! I couldn't believe my luck at how well the birthday brads matched as they've been sitting in my stash for a good couple of years. I'm entering this in the
Anyone For Anya: Just Use It challenge.

My second card had me saying Grrrrrrrr! Have you ever bought a crafting tool and wondered why you bought it?!! That was me while I was trying to get this card finished for an 80th birthday party were heading to in a few hours. I know why I bought my Provocraft Gypsy, but wish I would use it more often so I wouldn't forget the basics on how to use it...such as welding and contour hiding. I had a couple of hours to get this done...simple, right?!! I mean, all I wanted to do was weld 8 and 0 together, and again in Shadow. I sat down to watch a youTube 101 tutorial for the Gypsy and the girl said, "press this pretty little button...." Grrrr! Not what I wanted to hear at the time! All in all....my Gypsy survived my little temper tantrum and I have vowed to use it more frequently from here on out!

The number 80 was cut and pop-dotted a couple of times and the image inside the 0 was stamped and wet embossed. The sentiment says Happy Birthday in Italian...perfect for a man who travels back to visit his relatives in Italy every year. I'm entering this in Here Come the Boys: Metal and/or Embossing challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, it's always fun to hear from those who share my love for ink and paper!


Rachel Parys said...

Oooo, love the colors on the Creeper card! Super cute! Yikes, I haven't colored her in forever!! The 80 was worth the aggravation, it looks very cool! You had a productive 4th of July!!! Awesome job!

Ellis said...

Wonderful cards you've made! =) I like the birthday card, great use of colors! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Unknown said...

Two fab cards The 80's one is a super design with scene in the 0. The top card is fab I like her she is so cool Hugs Elaine

Craftdee Donna said...

Great cards, I feel your pain with craft tools... I have a Silhouette that I HAD to have and have used once! I've put it out in my craft room now to encourage me to use it (still haven't used it yet, oops) Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys Metal and /or Embossing challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW, De! BOTH cards are just FABULOUS! that little Creeper couldn't be cuter and the colors are sooo pretty! You've done a fab job with your G. I don't even know how to turn mine on, LOL. Fortunately I got it free with rewards, but...I'm a DS gal all the way. xxD

eva said...

hi denice! thanks so much for your comment! love both your cards especially the bright TGF one! have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Love the gorgeous colours on the Creeper Leslie card! Thanks for joining in at AFA this week. Hope to see you again soon!

Susan xxox