Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Ice is Going

 Thankfully the ice is beginning to melt. My van was encased in an armor  of  silvery ice last night and everything was very still here..  This morning it all has started melting so we will be free to come and go.

Last night I made a couple of cards but I also just piddled with my art stuff. It is a great thing to do.  I looked at papers and opened lots of boxes with no idea what I would find inside.  It was peaceful and inspiring and is good thing for any crafter to do once in awhile.

I am revamping my blog but cannot get things to work right. I can't make the left  side of the background move over closer to the center and I can't get the blog title to be in the right space. That is not soothing at all but  I will work on it more later.

Here is my card for the 3-2-1 Challenge over at CDAC.  The image is by Priscilla Styles and she  has some nice ones so check her out. The challenge is to make a card with:
 1 Flower  2 design papes  3 Bling
There are 3 rhinestones on the butterfly.

This card is made for a special little boy who is undergoing Chemo and loves to get mail. Yes it is the same little owl  stamp and paper from their new Happy Days Paper pack at Paperwishes/Hot Off the Press that I just love. I am not usually a big fan of bright colors but this pack is just perfect!. Plus all the papers are double sided.

Well hope everyone has a great and warm weekend. Stay away from ice!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

No, it's not an old post!

From the above card it looks like I am confused as to what month it is. But I am not that confused these days. My second challenge over at CDAC is for a seasonal card and since it is still winter I thought a Christmas card was appropriate. I have been wanting to make a card from this image anyway. I love the kewpies and how cute they are with the reindeer. I think I got this image off a blog but I am not sure which one. I colored them using Tombow markers and a blender pen and a stardust gold pen.

I have begun to make myself do one creative thing a day(which does not include cooking) to train myself to do it naturally again. I have been amazed at how much crafting other people get done and how little I do these days. So I am trying to make it a habit again.  Sometimes I just color digi images but that inspires me to make a card with it the next time. It is important for us to experience creativity of some kind I think. It makes you look at the world differently. It  helps you to calm your mind and be soothed from too much of a technological world.

Anyway this card is for a color challenge over at the Paperwishes message board.  I just got this Hot off the Press owl stamp and I love him.  He will be showing up quite often.

Well I am off to babysit 2 of my granddaughters and of course make crafts with them. The 1 year old made a valentine by putting stickers on a heart. She is well on her way to becoming a great crafter.  Have a great day and stay warm!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I had nearly decided to give up on blogging but I like it too much. I am joining a group that does cardmaking challenges and I am hoping it will keep me focused on crafting.  It is snowing here today, the first snow this season and a really wet one.  I love when the  snow is big and fluffy.
Here is a pic out my window over the computer. I did have to lean out to take it!

The first card is for the CDAC challenge and it is a digi from Shelly.

The second card is just a card I made with Bo Bunny paper that I just got.

The third is using my new bird stamp.

The last one is a baby card made from Paperwishes supplies.

Hope everyone has a great week!