Scaredy cat…or, cutie cat?

Scaredy Cat-Card #4 for CDACPC#4

Yep, more Halloween cards!

Well, it is October, after all! This cute little guy is called Scaredy Cat, and was provided to us for CDACPC#4 by Designed to Delight (D2D). (Thanks, Faith!)

He’s so cute, hiding behind that big pumpkin! I hope you like him.

There are still two more cards to come, so please come back, I love having visitors!

Designed2Delight Saturday Designer’s Challenge: Die-cut Divas

I’m a wild and crazy kinda girl!

I'm so excited!

This comical little girl is one of Mo Manning’s fabulous images. She’s just right for this week’s D2D Saturday Designer’s Challenge, which is to use as many die-cuts as possible on a card. This little character inspired me to create a wild and crazy card that could carry off not one, not two, but six die-cuts! I decided to just say “hi” on the front, so that I could use it for anything from a birthday card to a “you did it” card. She’s so funny, with her tutu, undershirt and shining star! Hope you like her!

Thanks, so much, to Faith Skrdla for this great challenge! I love your images, Faith!! Take a minute to drop by Faith’s on-line shop– Designed 2 Delight. You’ll be glad you did!

 

Autumn Harvest

Pumpkins and sunflowers

Pumpkins and postcards!

I fell in love with this beautiful image from Designed2Delight, the minute I saw it. And, yet, I really struggled to make it work. Finally, I started to visualize where I might have seen a cart like this. And then it came to me…in front of an old general store, in a small town or village. You know, the kind of store that sells everything from canned peas to postcards and always has a cart of fresh vegetables sitting on the front porch. In this case, it’s pumpkins and sunflowers. I quickly hunted through my embossing folders for the one called, Postcard.”  Then I ran a yellow ink pad over it to bring the words to life. I used a die cutter to create the scalloped circle and gave it a vintage look with distress ink. A few embellishments and there she be!

Thanks, so much, for stopping by. Please leave a comment so I will know you were here!

 

Apple of my eye!

Apple of my eye

Another K.I.S.S. card

Here, again, is one of my favourite fall images–the basket of luscious apples from Designed2Delight. I decided to abide by the K.I.S.S. principle–Keep It Simple, Silly–and I’m glad I did. I think the green and red, with just a touch of lace on the bottom are all this sweet little image need to create a lovely autumn card.

I used a pretty Cuttlebug folder to create the embossing on the green part, added a red bow and a little green apple. (There’s a story to that apple which I will tell you at the end of this post).

A little bling is a good thing!

I’ve only been  using Copic markers for about six weeks, and at the time I created this card, I had little idea how to create the highlights on the apples (obviously). I’m starting to get better at it now, but I thought I would show you this one so you can see my progress.

I used this same image in another card, on which I managed to create a bit more of a realistic look. Here it is, below, just for comparison purposes.

 

 

I think the highlights on the apples are a bit better this time.

Can you see the highlights on the apples…please say, yes! LOL

The little green button

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story of the little green apple button

One day, back in 1993, my daughter, Angie, and I were shopping in the Byward Market in our home town of Ottawa, Ontario. The marketplace is filled with fresh, locally grown fruits and  veggies, handmade clothes, jewellery and other I-don’t-need-it-but-I-really-want-it treasures. Anyway we came upon a  display of really pretty dresses for little girls. They were made of bright pinks, aquas, reds, blues, yellows and–yes, you guessed it–apple green. Well, we both fell in love with the entire selection, but were somewhat put off by the high prices tags. So I volunteered to make one for our little Lindsay (my granddaughter), who was about two, at the time.

I chose the pattern carefully, trying to come as close to the original design as possible. Then I bought the  pretty bright fabrics and, of course, the little green apple buttons. I worked like crazy on that little dress, but no matter what I did, there was always something about it that was just not right. I never even got to put the buttons on. So, I tucked the buttons away with the thought that one day I would find something to use them on. I never expected it would be a greeting card! You just never know, do you!

Thanks for dropping by. Please leave me a comment so I will know you were here.

Have a happy day,

Gloria

Tea for…me!

 

Tea for...me!

I am so excited about this card because it’s the first one in a set of six for the brand new Crafters’ Digital Art Centre (CDAC) Progressive Freebies Challenge. In this card, I have used two of the images–the cup and the teapot. Four  more images to go to complete all six for this challenge! I’m having so much fun!!

The Progressive Challenge just started this month and there’s still time to get in on it! Visit the CDAC site to learn more and to join the challenge! You really will be glad

A closer look...

you did!

At the end of the six part series of challenges, there is a grand prize of 12 Copic Sketch markers, which will be awarded to one lucky crafter who participated in all six challenges. But, it doesn’t end there…uh, uh…then, it starts all over with another series of six challenges, another grand prize and another winner!

I’m working on another of the six images from this challenge group and will post it as soon as it’s done. As always, I’m still struggling with the lighting, so the photos don’t really show the images to their greatest advantage.

I’m always looking for tips and constructive criticism, so if you have any crafter’s advice, I would love to hear about!

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment so that I’ll know you were here.

Keep on crafting, friends!

Gloria