Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monthly Club Cards

Hi Everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend. We've had quite a bit of rain here in my area this month and tomorrow it's supposed to be sunny and no rain. That's great news.

Tonight we had our monthly stamp club meeting and I want to share with you the two cards I made. We always have a challenge, where we have to make something with something we receive. The other card is designed around a theme.

Card #1
OK for my challenge card  I was given a sticker. It was about 3"X4" and the image showed a black cat in a bunch of purple flowers with writing at the bottom.

First I embossed the front of the card. Then I cut the bottom of the sticker off into separate the two areas, I mounted the top image onto a piece of CS that I cut from a gorgeous die and used celery green CS. I added a few shaped purple flowers flowers and I added FlowerSoft to the flower centers. Next I added the cut away piece back to the card under the flowers.After that I added some small branches among the flowers just to add more interest and lastly added a bow. I tied the bow onto the card using a thick purple woven ribbon. Bow made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Stamps:  None
Paper/Card Stock
: Purple CS, Celery Green CS
Ink: None
Dies Used: Ellentina Cutting Dies – Fairytale Rectangle Frame;
Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

This card submitted in the following challenges:

Card #2
For the 2nd card we were given a theme of "flowers". I used a group of tulips and mounted it onto a background designed by using dies from My Favorite Things.

I colored the tulips using Spectrum Noir markers.  And again my bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Floral Inspiration
Paper/Card Stock
: Yellow,CS, Orange CS, DP
Ink: Black Dye Ink,  VersaMark
Dies Used: My Favorite Things - Blue Prints #4
Ribbon, Gold Detail Embossing powder,  Spectrum Noir Markers
Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

Well our club meeting was a blast and we all had a great time.Wish you all could have joined us.

This card submitted in the following challenges:

Cards for next month - theme is showers, and the challenge centers around a little baggie of stickers and a few embellishments. Can't wait to dive into those. You will have to stop back next month to see what I come up with. 

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great week and see you soon.


Bev said...

A lovely bold card & the image you've chosen to enter our 'Animal Magic' challenge over at polkadoodles is just adorable.

tilly said...

beautiful cards, nothing says spring like tulips and daffodils to me.... thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

Pat said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are beautiful and I think you mastered those challenges wonderfully!

PoppyKCrafts said...

lovely card xx thank you for joining in with the Polkadoodles Challenge. Have a great day and Keeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

Anonymous said...

wonderful cards! I love all the flowers. Great job!
thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
Tammy DT

Tammy said...

Fabulous cards, I love the sweet cat on your first card and the gorgeous colors on your second card! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a neat idea to challenge yourself to use something you received at the get-together! How fun! You did a great job with the sticker you received.

Thanks for joining our Easter challenge at Cut it Up!

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

beautiful cards. both really shout Spring!!! Thank you so much for joining us in our Spring Time challenge at Crafty Catz !
Mirella DK
DT Crafty Catz challenge – Cute and Crafty Cards by Mirella

Karon said...

Love your card - that black cat is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles for our Animal Magic challenge.

Shirley said...

I am in love with that cute cat peeking out of the flowers! I love the way you layered everything and the colors are wonderful! A really pretty card, Barb!!

Shirley said...

And Duh Me, here, there is another really beautiful card just below the first one!! LOL I like the design and the colors here too! That bow is just gorgeous and I think only the Craft-Dee Bowz can do that!! The flowers are lovely!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Both cards are lovely - your bows as always - just perfect. Love all the little flowers on the first card.

Donna Maligno said...

These are tow extremely creative cards. I never know what to do with stickers -- you have inspired me! Fabulous bows again using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Great cards, and wonderful colors you used !! Thank you for joining us at Jo's Fun Friday Challenge !! I hope you join us again !

Mayra DTM

Anna Jasiolek said...

You have made an awesome spring creation, perfect for our challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you so much for joining us and don't forget to check the next challenge starting today.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful spring card, love the embossing and the die cut frame.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Kim M said...

Beautiful card, you had me at Meow! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Cut It Up Challenge Blog.

Pixie Flutterby said...

Such a beautiful bow, its a real centre piece
Thank you for joining us in the Craft for the Craic challenge
Pixie (DT member)

Henryka said...

Amazing! Beautiful project! Thank you for playing with us at Craft for the Craic :)

Asha said...

A beautiful project, Barbara. The black cat is perfect for our Animal challenge. Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles.

Ann Strecko Koeman said...

Very nice card! By the way I love the cat one too! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Ann DT

Angie C. D. said...

Sweet card! Love all the details, especially the purple flowers. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D