I have some updates for this post, I will add them as bold print:)
I have a lot to share today and it wouldn’t all fit in the title! I have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, two different challenges, Christmas, images by Fred She Said and SAS4Kids! No time to waste, lets get going! 🙂
I made two cards last night, one for Merry Monday #155 and another for Freshly Made Sketches #183. Merry Monday’s challenge was to use a cat or a dog.
I received an Honorable Mention for this card from Merry Monday #155.
This image is from Fred She Said, and is called Kiss Me Scottie. I also used an embossing folder with Holly (close enough to Mistletoe) Stampin’ Up! Real Red cardstock, and some really pretty washi tape, also Stampin’ Up! that you can get discounted right now, called All is Calm. I used the same layout as the challenge for Freshly Made #183, which is coming up next:)
Yes, I usually stay pretty close to the sketch;)
This image is also by Fred She Said, called Nolan with a Sign/Heart. I love Fred She Said because you can get your digital images colored or b/w so you can color them yourself:) I used Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, and Soft Suede cardstock. I think he’s so darn cute!
Switching gears, we are on to Mother’s Day with a new guest, Mairead Reid (rhymes with parade) Mairead is from Ireland and is a good friend of mine:) She is living in the USA now in the Northwest.
My friend, Mairead, had this to say about the kimono, “A Japanese lady I knew in Atlanta learned that I made cards and gave me a bunch of her old ones for me to “upcycle”. The cards had all Japanese images and of course are very unusual for us here in this part of the world. So I just cut them up and used parts to make new cards. Sometimes I add a border of stitching to make it more authentically mine and more handmade.”
Two different, lovely pinks, the flowers in the first card are also from Fred She Said called Lenten Roses – Hellebores. I was shocked to discover that I don’t own this design from FSS, I thought I had everything Fred She Said! It comes in 8 different colors. A beautiful flower and I love the cut-out design! The kimono is amazing, it appears to be a lazor cut design and it is gorgeous laid over the pink!
Mairead gave me this info regarding the three lovely different colored flowers: “The three stamped flowers are colored with 3-D Ink Glaze pens – it gives an embossed look. The stem was a stencil.”
Both of these cards are beautiful, the flowers in the top one are shiny, I don’t know how she did that. The flowers in the second card also look glossy, and the pink strip is glittery. The kids are going to love giving these to their moms. Oh, dear, I forgot, all Mairead’s cards will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids! But wait, there’s one more! 🙂
Mairead gave me this update on the butterfly: “The butterfly on that last one was the left over (or negative) bits from a peel-off butterfly. There is a technique to pick up all the left over bits, so you don’t waste anything from your peel-off sheet.
Look at this beautiful cut-out! It has a very delicate pattern that is hard to see here. The butterfly is decorated with gold! This card is beautiful in hand, the photo doesn’t do it justice!
Actually, all the cards shown here today will be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids, they have a blog challenge that you can find here.
Be sure to check out the Blog Candy I have coming up in May, you can find it here! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to come by and read my blog today! 🙂 Hope to see you soon with Father’s Day cards and more! 🙂