Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Joan's Vacation Challenge Earth Girl

Good Morning Ladies,
I have another card for Joan's Vacation Challenge Earth Girl here is the link to the challenge... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-vacation-card.html
This challenge is an anything goes challenge. What fun! Of course don't forget to get on over to http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ and see all of the new product Terri has to offer.
I went and got all the things I needed to build a fairy garden. My sister helped me plant it and put it all together. It is not finished yet.I will post photos when it is complete. If you are wondering why I am telling you this it is because this fairy garden is another really creative thing to do. It has spurred my creative thinking. My card making has been given the uplifting emotion I needed.
Here is my card for today...
This card was created using that mystery glossy cardstock I found in my stash. I stamped the world stamp on it. The world image is from Stampland. It was then colorized with Copic markers. I colorized the background next using Tim Holtz distressed inks using make-up sponges in shades of blue. The little girl image as well as the star image are from a crafty secrets clear stamp set. The stars were stamped using Tim Holtz distressed ink. You can purchase distressed ink from Terri.
This is the inside of the card using the same technique as the front. The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz clear stamp set. I am sure this can be ordered from Terri also.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Monday, July 21, 2014

Action Wobble Floating Cat

Good Morning Ladies,
I can't complain about my weekend. I worked, got some rest, and had some fun. What more could you ask for in a weekend.
My card for today is Action Wobble Floating Cat
This card was created using DCWV water paper to cover the card stock base. Next came the Whimsy image of the cat on the swim ring. He was stamped on Bristol paper with Momento ink. He was then colorized with copic markers, Prisma pencil and Gamsol. He was attached to the card with an Action Wobble. Action Wobbles always make a card so much fun. The fish image is from Viva Las Vegas. This is an unmounted stamp. They were also hand cut and colorized with copic markers. The popped up on the card. The sentiment is from a clear set by CAS-UAL FRIDAYS. 
Showing the action wobble.
The popped up fish.
The inside sentiment is by Whimsical Designs.
This card has stamps from different companies. Now I don't know if companies like it when you mix stamps, but it works for me.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dog Anniversary

Good Morning Ladies,
Today I am headed off to Chesterton Feed and Garden with my sister, my friend, and a new friend I have not met yet. We are going to see about fairy gardens and take a gander at the coy pond. Looks to be a fun day. So I am working hard on laundry so I can head out.
I stayed up way to late last night....So my card for today is Dog Anniversary .
I chose another one of the Doodle Bug triple fold cards. This time in black. I am loving these cards and am wishing I would have ordered more than one pack. My next mission was to pick images. I broke out my unmounted stamps from Viva Las Vegas stamps. Looking through I stamped out a few images. The two dog images looked like fun. These were hand cut. They were colorized using copic markers, and spica pens. The flowers were created using a Cheery Lynn die and a Memory Box die. A black pearl sprig peeks out from behind the flowers. Three pearls in the corner top this card off.
The first fold.
A close-up of the couple.
The card folded all the way out.
A close-up of the sentiment.
Kind of a wacky card. Working late at night creates very different cards.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Flamingo Thank You

Good Morning Ladies,
Last night I went and helped create a card for a young man getting his driver's license for the first time. Of course I forgot to take a photo before I left. It was a fun evening with two friends that I had not spent time with for a long time. I had a good time.
My card for today is Flamingo Thank You
This card started with the flamingo stamp from Whismy Stamps. He is stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with Prisma pencil and Gamsol. The sentiment in the middle of the life preserver is from the Stamps of Life. This was cut with a Sizzix Frame-lits set as well as the pink mat behind it. The flamingo paper that covers my card base is from my stash. This paper works perfect with the flamingo stamp. A pink polka dotted ribbon is tied at the bottom with a starfish flatback to finish this card off.
The inside sentiment using the same products.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Friday, July 18, 2014

Snowy Reindeer

Good Morning Ladies,
Another chilly morning. The dogs have all kinds of energy. Me not so much.
My card for today is Snowy Reindeer
 I created a scene with this card using three elements. The first element is the blue snowflake paper from DCWV. This was cut from a 12 X 12 sheet using the design in the corner. The next element was a mountain stamp from Stampscapes. The mountains were stamped with Tim Holt distressed ink in a blue color. I used E-6000 spray adhesive to add glitter to the mountains. This was an experiment as I have never used E-6000 glue to attach glitter before. But it worked like a dream My third element was a stamp from Whiff of Joy. This little girl riding the reindeer worked perfect for this card. The image is stamped on Bristol paper and colorized with Prisma pencil and Gamsol. The image was then hand cut and popped up on the card scene.
 A close-up of the mountains.
A close-up of the reindeer and rider.
A view to show the popping.
 This is the inside sentiment.
A close-up of the sentiment.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Horses at the Fence

Good Evening Ladies,
I was having some computer problems this morning and then again this afternoon. But I am up and running for now.
My card for today is Horses at the Fence
The stamped image is from the rubber cottage. That's a lot of horses. This image was stamped on the one sided glossy cardstock I found in my stash. It was then colorized with Tim Holtz distressed inks and make-up sponges. The twisting leaves is an image from Stampscapes. Daisy D DSP covers the card base. The horse panel is matted with a piece of tan cardstock. All edges are inked with brown color box cat's eye.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Joan's Touch Challenge Summertime

Good Morning Ladies,
It is a cool 54 degrees here. Great sleeping weather, but I am a little chilly this morning. Once again the dogs are loving it. I have another card for Joan's Touch Challenge Summertime . This is an anything goes challenge. You can see all the wonderful cards and join in the fun here.... http://joanstouch.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-vacation-card.html
Here is my card....
I find stand-up cards delightful since purchasing the Sizzix round top stand up card die. I am sure Terri over at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ can order this for you. The card base was cut from a piece of double sided cardstock from My Minds Eye. The victorian gal is a vintage German embossed cut. I love to work with these also. The flowers were created using the Cheery Lynn black eyed susan die. The leaves were created using a Memory Box leaf die set. Both of these dies were purchased at http://www.atjoansgardens.com/ The sentiment is from TPC. A pearl sprig peeks out from behind the flowers.
A close-up of the gal and the flowers.
The sentiment is popped up.
A view of the side of the card to show the stand-up.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog