Friday, April 29, 2016

Daring Cardmakers....Celebrate Love!


This week we’ll celebrate love.
Prince William married his Kate 5 years ago on April 29th 2011.That’s reason enough to make wedding/anniversary
cards for all the lovely couples we know personally.
Or your partner ;-).

With such a lovely and timely theme....and for my last card as Guest Designer at Daring Cardmakers....I chose to make 
                     two amusing wedding cards featuring the paper pieced Penguin Bride, Groom and their little Flower Girls. On the first....the bride and groom are atop their wedding cake. On the second card...the bride is waiting to walk down the aisle with her adorable little flower girls.
                                      Visit the Daring Cardmakers site and take a look at all the amazing cards that the designers have created for this theme....and visit each week for a new challenge!
                                       Thank you Kathy Black for choosing me to be your Guest Designer for March and April and for being so warm and welcoming.....I enjoyed it very much.
                                   

Friday, April 22, 2016

Daring Cardmakers Card For April 22 - "Coffee"

It's April 22nd...time for the Daring Cardmakers Challenge!
The challenge theme for this week is "Coffee".....so make yourself a cup and let us see your take on this most favorite of beverages.Show us your coffee mugs and pots, your espresso and your  cafe au lait!   Post your card on the Daring Cardmakers Blog and then take a look at what the designers have created.  Most of all....have fun with it!

My card for the Coffee Challenge has layered Graphic 45 check, brown Bazzill cardstock and corrugated kraft paper. The "Coffee" words were computer generated and the coffee pot and cup are hand cut.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

April Sampler "Home Is Where Your Heart Is"....

                                             
                                        Here's a look at the April Sampler...."Home Is Where Your Heart Is".   The Sampler features an assortment of homes.  A large single family home, a log cabin, a beach house, a retro trailer, an island hut, a multi family home and even a dog house....because no one's home is exactly like another.
                                                     

Friday, April 15, 2016

Daring Cardmakers Challenge...Back To Basics With Primary Colors

                      The challenge for this week at Daring Cardmakers is to go back to the basics and use only Primary Colors while creating your card.
                      The card that I made for the challenge uses the Primary Colors of Blue, Yellow and Red for matting....and white grid paper for the central mat. The two little birthday birdies are made from oval punches and flower petal wings cut from the Silhouette. The sentiment "Happy Birthday" is a Memory Box Die...the Happy Birthday Garland. I just cut the garland part off of it.. Around the white grid mat, I machine zigzag stitched using varigated thread for added texture.
                        Take a look at the wonderful cards made by the designers at Daring Cardmakers....all in Primary Colors!