18 April 2010

Two cards

This week none of my photos have been matching any of my patterned papers... what's wrong with me??  It's just not coming together. So... I've done some cards instead.  I grabbed my scraps folders and I've been determined to empty them all out so I have an excuse to go scrap shopping.  Maybe.  Or maybe I'll just pretend to be a cardmaker until my scrap mojo returns.

So... the first card:


# Some Odd Girl ~ Style Challenge ~ sketch
I used the April freebie - Mae's Bouquet
# ABC Challenge ~ S is for ~ sparkle
I used Stickles 'Crystal Ice' on the flowers and Mae's eyes and the embossed dots.
# Kaboodle ~ Challenge 28 ~ digi girl

Other products: MME and Basic Grey papers, Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' EF, Fiskars edge punch and Spellbinder Nestabilities dies, Brilliance ink (gold), Bazzill kraft cardstock

EDITED 24/4/10:
I got a shout-out at Some Odd Girl for my card!! And I get to display this awesome blinkie:

Bit of a story to the next one - I had a lovely scrappy night with this gorgeous girl and this gorgeous girl last night.  I took all night to make just two cards - we did a LOT of chatting and experimenting with some other "creative recipes" (*wink*) so it's no surprise we didn't actually do much scrapping...   But anyway, the Stickles glitter wasn't quite dry when it was time to go home, so I left the cards on the top of my scrapping box so they wouldn't smudge.   And it was raining... and on the way to the car the cards got sploshed... and I didn't notice till I got home that my pirate card got all smudged :(

The art critics here at home tried to placate me and said it still looks okay because pirates get wet all the time; it just looks a bit more distressed than intended.  I'm not so sure. I haven't decided yet if I'll reprint the image and colour again to replace that layer, or just leave it and wallow...   Hmmmm... for the moment, this is the warts-and-all version:


# Pollycraft ~ Challenge 39 ~ pink, brown and yellow
I used 'Ethan Pirate' -  a Friday Freebie from earlier this year
# Simon Says ~ Let's go to the movies
My theme is 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
# Allsorts ~ Week 48 ~ In Stitches


  1. wow karen you are turning into quite the card maker missy!! gorgeous work!

  2. Very cute Karen! Both are awesome! I don't think the smudge looks bad at all! But I am partial to the Mae card :D Love how you put the image in the circle like that! Thanks for playin with us!

  3. Hi I love the pirate card & all the distressing - fab job.
    Thanks for taking part in my first ALLSORTS challenge, Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Just love those colours for our Digi girl challenge, its a really pretty card! Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you again. Jill

  5. Way-cool Pirate!! I really like that the paper he is on is crinkly - it reminds me of a treasure map!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamps Challenge!!!


  6. these cards are wicked awesome, girlfriend! love the little pirate dude, but whoa, you've rocked the sketch with Mae! on KRAFT, no less! a girl after my own heart! :)

    (i SO should have done what you did with the ribbon across the top of the trim, because it looks so much more finished!)

    love 'em, Karen! thanks for playing with the Odd Girls! :D

  7. love the image paper. I'm so glad you joined the Allsorts challenge with this and good luck.

  8. Oh you have to leave the PIrate image as it is - I LOVE the wet/distressed look, it works perfect.

    And I adore your Mae card - she looks so pretty with the twinkles in her eyes

    Thank you so much for joining us at Some Odd Girl

  9. Wow, such fantastic cards, I think my favourite one is the pirate one, I have a soft spot for pirates !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo and the Simon Says Challenge DT x

  10. I love this card!
    Thanks for posting my candy!

  11. You still have your mojo...no worries. Thanks for joining us Odd girls.

  12. you have some fabulous layouts !! love these cards too, thank you for visiting my blog and entering my candy.
    Kate x

  13. Thanks for playing along with the Some Odd Girl challenge! Fantastic cards and I LOVE the patterned papers you have used!


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