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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Caardvarks Kraftin Kimmie and even a Magnolia card

First off, I'd like to say, Happy bitter sweet cold Sunday. And it is really cold here in Charm City. Today was just a lazy day. We finally took down and stored all of our holiday decorations yesterday. And let me tell you, it was such a chore. We have to go up in the attic to store all of the tubs and boxes. It's such a tight fit for 2 pleasantly "phat" people...lol....and I say that in a nice way. Any whoo, onto the cards for today...Enjoy!!!! you can click on the photos for a better view
I made this one for the challenge over at Caardvarks (sketch challenge). If you get some time stop by and take their challenge. They have some really nice candy going on with it. And don't forget to check out the DT's cards and the others that have posted. They are all just so inspiring. All of the product here is out of my "older stash." Anna Griffin papers (at which I just love love love her papers and I have been hoarding them). To make the scallop border I used 3 1" punched circles and used a pencil to trace them, then moved all 3 down the line to make the length of the card and cut them out. I added black stickles with a pearl inside to highlight each scallop. Used a felt flower border, green ribbon and a row of sequins on top with Prima flowers and one of those darling little Junkitz rubbery tag thingies that has been in my stash forever. In the upper left corner I used 2 of the felt flowers added 2 little felt balls with a stick pin with pearl beads to it. There's a better photo below of the stick pin. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the bottom of the pin so it wouldn't prick anyone who gets this card.
and here's the sketch
next up is for a challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps blog. This is my new love for stamps. I have to have "ALL" of them. They just released some new stamps and they are just darling little creatures. You have to pop over and check them out. The challenge is to use metal on your card and you have to use at least one stamp from Kraftin Kimmie. It took me awhile to color and cut Josephine out, but I really love how she turned out. She is just so cute. The metal I used was a metal saying (magic moments--don't remember who made this) brads (Karen Foster) paper clip and stamples (Making Memories). Added some stickles for a little glitz but I don't think it came out in the photo. Fiskars border punch and Prisma pencils with Gamsol. I'm still trying to work on my coloring. So what do you think? Isn't she just a darling little stamp? Pop on over and see what the rest of the girls did with this challenge.
here's the paper clip that I broke in half and used it on the ends to hold the ribbon.
In the photo's below, do you remember.......
this Borderlines victorian edger/ruler from Creative Memories?
or how about this Deluxe Card Template from Deluxe Cuts? I remember I just had to have all of these templates. I bet you did to. They were the hottest thing on the market when they came out. Not to mention the one's for scrapbooking. I had to have all of those as well. So as I was digging through my stash of "dusty tools" I came across these beauties and decided to make a card. Not to mention I dug out a Magolia stamp. I don't know why, but I have been so intimidated with these stamps. I have been a lurker on the Magnolia blog/yahoo group and have so admired everyone's work and wished that I could make something as gorgeous as their cards were. So I decided to give it a try. My card didn't turn out gorgeous, but for my 2nd card of Magnolia stamps I think it turned out ok. What do you think?
I used the ruler on the right border and added some Heidi Swapp chipboard letters to it for the greeting with Making Memories stickers at the top (I'm). Punched a 2 1/2" circle, added a black mat and I have her sitting on top of a string of ribbon that I folded in half. I used the Deluxe Cuts template to make the background. But you really can't see much of it with the circle. Added some Prima flowers and Robins Nest pearls. I know the coloring is just horrible, but I'm trying.
Well that's it for today. I'm off and going to work on dinner. We always eat early so I need to get crackin. Have a blessed week ahead. Hugs from Charm City

19 comments:

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OHMYGOSH!! I canNOT believe you cut Josephine out!! That must have taken you forever!! Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for joining this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Stephanie said...

Awesome creations!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Angelwood said...

Beautiful job on these cards! Especially love your Magnolia. Just lovely. hugs, Angela

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Nancy! Love all three of them! I just recently discovered Kraftin Kimmie too, and am collecting those as well! LOL! Fabulous work as always, my friend! So happy to see you come out of the closet and start participating. LOL! Hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

Nancy, welcome! So glad that you stepped out and decided to go public. Your work is just delightful, and you did a marvelous job on your Tilda. The flower spray is absolutely fantabulous. Please come back and bring your Maggies with you...hugs...Barb

Candy said...

Hello Nancy! I am from Magnolia-licious.
I think all three of your cards are marvelous.
Love how you made the upper right corner with the felt flowers,balls and pearls in the first one - very smart. Your Kraftin Kimmies is adorable! Your Tilda should have come out of the closet long ago. A delightful card - and stop putting your colouring down! You do just great. Love your 'different'ideas.....
Hugs, Candy

Only by His Grace said...

I'm glad you aren't hiding Tilda anymore. she is adorable and there is nothing wrong with this colouring.
lovely cards.
hugs marion

Nancy said...

Hi Nancy,
Your cards are all terrific! I am so glad you decided to share your Maggie cards with us! I think you did a great job with your coloring and your card is adorable! I look forward to seeing many more Maggies from you.
Hugs,
Nancy S.

janet said...

love your cards...very very nice

Patricia Garcia said...

Awesome card, love the pretty colors and the flowers too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Joynana said...

Love the card. How could you say it is horrible. There is nothing horrible about it.

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, great cards Nancy! You sure have lots of crafty stuff. Bet it's fun finding all of your forgotten goodies. I'm with you, those Kraftin'Kimmie stamps are adorable! Gotta go get me some! xxD

Deb said...

Cute cards! Your coloring is just superb!

Scrappy Witch said...

Nancy I love what you did with Josephine! I can't wait to see what you do with the others!! So glad you like them so much!!

Betty

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful job on your cards and love the layout with the Magnolia! Glad you decided to share--you've done a wonderful job on all of these!

hugz,
Suzanne

cabio's craft corner said...

These are fabulous cards. Love those little details and layering work you did. What an eye open treat seeing the awesome cutting job of yours :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Love crafts forever said...

sooooooooooo cute, love it.

colourmehappy said...

Wow, very unique cards!

Jodie from Oz said...

Nancy, So glad you joined us at Magnolia-licious and decided to share. I love this gorgeous card, such a sweet Tilda, and your colours are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such sweet comments. Hugs Jodie from Oz