Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hits and Misses

Another quick post before I turn in the for evening. As 'they' say..."sometimes you're the pigeon...sometimes you're the statue".

A hit (?) and a miss (?) pair of cards. The first one I am pretty happy with (I could change up a few things) but for the most part I like it. The second one...well...I'll let you be the judge.

Thank You Tulips
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Rustic White cardstock
~Layer of brown cardstock
~Layer of BasicGrey Basics Manilla Paper Pad
~Three metal brads
~Sentiment - stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black
~Digital image (freebie) from A Day for Daisies, colored with Copics, distressed with Distress Ink Old Paper, die cut using Spellbinders Oval Nesties
~Larger oval cut from handmade paper that I made a while back
A Day for Daisies (10) - Organic Soul (handmade paper and twine)
BasicGrey - use BasicGrey/Flower Power
Copic Creations - Copics/Something new (new digital image)
Sweet Stampin' - Clear as Mud

This is one of those - 'it was better in my head than it actually turned out' kind of cards... Ever have one of those card making moments?  I couldn't figure out what to do with this little guy. He looks so forlorn. Maybe he is just tuckered out from Christmas.

Inside the card reads "And may you remember to separate your whites from your reds! Here's to a stress free Christmas!" Poor little guy his green and white stripe socks are now pink and green and his collar and hat cuff turned a girly pink!

Forlorn Freddie
~Base card PaperTrey Ink white cardstock - edges smudged with Stampabilities Cotton Candy
~Base layer of PTI Polka Dot Parade
~Two coordinating layers of PTI Polka Dot Parade, edges smudged with more Cotton Candy and sandwiched between layers of black and red cardstocks
~Assorted ribbons
~Image by Bugaboo, colored with Copics, highlighted with Stickles and Sharpie white poster paint pen
~Bells and belt buckle colored with gold metallic marker
Do You Stack Up - Pink
Meljens - Pink and Red
My Time to Craft - spots and dots
All Sorts - male

All good wishes,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Lovely card, Nancy - love the way you have shown off the image stamp in the oval shape. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  2. Fabulous cards, my fave is the tulip one.

  3. Two fabulous cards, I love the Basic Grey manilla papers and sweet tulip image, wondeerful CAS look.

    Thanks so much for joining us at both Basic Grey and Copic Creations,
    Heather xx

  4. Your cards are beautiful!
    I found you through Feline Playful and I'm now a follower.

  5. What fabulous cards, I love both, and either is just perfect for our Spots and Dots Challenge at MTTC this week!

  6. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Pink & Red Challenge

    ~ Dianna, DT Member

  7. Gorgeous cards, love the one using the BG papers and the image you have used.

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


    Jo x

  8. Hehehe, such a clever card, I just love all of his "pink" :) Great job!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot


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