Saturday, August 29, 2015

Good Morning Friends...

Can you believe August is just about gone? We are supposed
 to be cooling down into the low 100's by next weekend, woohoo summer is winding down!
So anyways onto our Friend of Speedy TV Challenge this week. The card 
that none of us really wants to make. A Sympathy Card is this weeks theme.
My friend's son passed away last week so I made two trying to decide
 which one to give her.  The first one I used the image from the
 Oriental Joy Set with a little bit of coloring. I didnt want to use a
 sympathy sentiment so the thinking of you is from the Chrysanthemum Set.

For this card I stamped the tule images from the Marsh Silhouette Set as is the
sentiment attached with a brad.
Stop by and join the Challenge this week!!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Happy Saturday Friends....

Candles is the challenge, cut out, embossed or image.
 Show us a candle on your card for the new Friends of Speedy TV Challenge
 Since I didnt  have an image or folder I have cut my candles 
out of some red paper adding a little shaddowing, drips and flame atop.
 My papers are from Paper Studio Country Christmas Pak. 
After cutting out the candles I punched and die cut the foliage and pinecones with 
Spellbinder dies and Martha Stewart punch. The matted sentiment is from the 
Poinsettia Set. The candles were easy and fun to make and it made a quick 
and easy card.I added a little doodling across the top to go with the hearts.
Stop over for a little jump start on inspiration.
 My teammates have used a variety of ways to make candles.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Its time for a New Challenge

Im excited to share our new challenge with you this week at
Tuesday Throwdown.  Team B is Challenging you to use Texture!
Now with all the different medias available the sky is the limit on this one so join us!!

Our sponsor is Lawn Fawn and they have generously supplied us with a set of our choice.
 I am using the  Cruising Through Life Set. This is the cutest set with lots of fun pieces.
It would be great to use for a friend or mate either one.
 You will want to drop by Lawn Fawn's Shop and pick a few of their awesome sets.
They also have matching dies for some of their sets!
So I first created a background with the gelatos and them added texture with two
 different folders, lines for the grass and swirls for the sky. Next I added clouds and 
used a daisy stencil for the sun.
The flowers are from the set and I added dimensional paint to them.
 I stamped the fun sentiment from the set along the bottom . The bicycle was stamped 
colored with watercolors and some silver sparkle paint. Cut out and attached and the 
whole thing attached to the green base.  I made this to give to my hubby to encourage 
him a bit. He was hurt over two years ago and it has only worsened with time, 
he cant work or do much, so wanted to make him smile a bit!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Saturday Challenge

at Friends of Speedy TV is to make a double punched edge on your card. For my card I started with a piece of pink Bazzill paper and added a MME dp that I punched with a Martha Stewart     punch.
The white center was embossed with a folder and stitched on. The sentiment is from the Celebrate Set and stamped on the Bazzill. It was cut out with a Spellbinder Fancy Label die. The flowers are from the Tiny Flower Set and colored with pencils.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Heat and more heat!

It has been a hot week and I sure will be glad to see fall come bring a bit of cooling for us!
Are you all ready for a new Challenge??
 Today it is an easy one, all you have to do is use some Bakers String!
 Fortunately for me my friend sent me a couple packages a while back
. One was lavender so decided to do a Christmas card using  lavenders.
 My Skate image is from the  Ice Skate Set and the sentiment from the Presents Set.
The Snowflakes were punched with a Martha Steward Punch out  
of vellum and crystal glitter added. The frame is a Spellbinder with more \
crytal glitter on it. The Sentiment was hung with a brad.
Be sure to stop over and share your Bakers Twine creation with us this week!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Good Morning Friends

Hope your week is off to a good start!
  This week at Tuesday Throwdown Team B has a Sketch for you to use.
 Our Sponsor My Grafico has given us a fun Set Pretty Mermaid to use.
 My granddaughter turns 8 Friday so I have made this card for her. They live in Oahu and 
I cant be there for her birthday so Im hoping she will enjoy her card.  I have taken 
quite a bit of liberty with the sketch as you can see. I used the wall of seaweed for the 
strip and the fish for the button. The rest of the seaweed 
 and sweet Mermaid for the second square. After printing
 and coloring all the pieces I cut them out. The base is colored with Gelatos, 
embossed and stitched on the aqua base. After attaching all the pieces I added 
the jewels and stickles to the sentiment.

Check out all the fun ideas my Teamies came up with!!
You have until next Monday eve to join in the fun...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Welcome August....

Another month and the worst of summer will be over!!
Cooler evenings coming, and I can't wait. So here we are another
 new Friends of Speedy TV Challenge. A woven background is the challenge
 this week.My card is a pretty quick cas of sorts. My time has been very limited 
since I'm caring for my friends cat. He has to be fed and medicated 5 times a day. 
Im also taking care of her house, plants and other kitties while she is  gone for surgery. 
The fortunate perk is she is also my boss so I can leave work to do it. I do have 
to say  it  is a blessing to be able to help even if it keeps me extra busy.
I used three different dps in green for the woven part, sort of staggering
 them so they dont make a perfect square.. The Morning Glory image is 
from the Friends Set colored and cut out. The mat is a embossed 
Spellbinder Scalloped Circle. The butterfly was a punched one from a
 friend I embossed and added the antennae.  
The sentiment is from the  Tiger Lilies Set.
Do Stop by and check out all the other beautiful inspiration
my teammates have created!!