Saturday, March 27, 2010

Birthdays 'n' such...

The "Lots to do" challenge this week is vintage. Here's a piece I did with supplies from Crafty Secrets. I visited a dear friend in Victoria British Columbia earlier this month, and was lucky enough to catch a Scrapbooking Expo out there. Well, Sandy's "Crafty Secrets" booth was absolutely positively enchantingly FABULOUS! Hope I've done some of her beauties justice. I've used Flower Soft and glitters and punches and pearls...well...Victorian vintage is always so over-the-top OPULENT, isn't it!? ;)

Here's the full piece, and I've posted close-ups as well.








My friend's little girl said "It looks just like a playhouse for fairies..."isn't that just the BEST!? I have a feeling that "Crafty Secrets" might well become a bigger part of my paper crafting future!

Here's another vintage piece. I used my Silhouette cutter to create this card, with a vintage ship cutting file I purchased from Mary over at Mamaw's Legacy , and a sentiment stamp from Impression Obsession, paired with the longest Shapeabilities Tags Five label from Spellbinders. I find it such a challenge to create cards for men, so I was really pleased with this one. Mary's cutting files are wonderful! This card also fits with the "Pick Three" challenge. (I used an image that starts with "S," a tool I haven't used in a while [my Silhouette cutter...I've owned it for nearly a year, but this week, I've been cutting up a storm! lol], and a tiny bit of black ribbon)



Over at Moxie Fab World, and at Paper Sundaes, the challenge is paper piecing. This is a card with images I stamped, coloured, and pieced from Hanna Stamps, and sentiments from Stamping Bella. I also used a page from an old French book, brayered with a Kaliedacolour Ink Pad.



The Charisma Cardz challenge this week is "Spring." This card uses the Silhouette lacy butterflies background (cutting file from Quickutz), and a stamp from Hero Arts. The butterflies were punched with a Martha Stewart punch, then glittered with gold Glitter Ritz from Quietfire Design. This card also fits the "spring and new growth" challenge over at Gingersnap Creations.




Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today. I wish you a creative weekend!

24 comments:

crafty creations said...

All your cards are stunning Deborah - I particularly like the man one

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Jennifer said...

Wonderful! Please tell more about the silhouette cutter. I've never heard of such a tool and by your gorgeous examples and samples I want to know more. What is it? How does it work? Is it hand held? Can you give a tutorial? (And yes, I know I'm a pain!)

~Mary said...

All of these cards are so beautiful. You are extremely talented!

mommabear said...

Fabulous work Deborah

HappyCrafter said...

WOW WOW WOW! That top project is beyond description, you should get that published!! As for the card with the paper peircing, very pretty, and great sentiment. Glad you joined us with this weeks Paper Sundaes challenge :-)

Effie said...

Love your enchanted theatre....

Merry said...

Amazing Deborah and very inspiring....I so should dig out my craftrobo....that sailing ship is stunning.

IsaNorris said...

STUNNING cards !!! loooove the first project and love Cr. Secrets too!
hugs,
isa

alicaz said...

great projects, love the sentiment about books. Great job on paper piecing too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

Suzanne C said...

Now look at you creating up a storm!! I could have just sat and looked a the little stage you created with your crafty secrets for a good half hour. Gorgeous! and then you continued on with a lot more goodies. Loved your piecing card, very cute! The ship cut from the silhouette is stunning too.

Terrie B x said...

Oh Wow Deborah..These are Amazing!!Fab work as always..great to catch up..Have a fab Evening:)x

Linda Elbourne said...

That vintage piece at the top is absolutely stunning ... I love all the beads

Julie Mutch said...

Beautiful cards, Deborah - my youngest daughter adores your first project - she said, "Oh, Mama, it looks just like a little playhouse for fairies!"

Fabulous work, thanks for sharing it all with us! :)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Hi Deborah...
Great ideas with your cutting files!! :)
Cheers,
Val

Daphne said...

I love youre fairy 'playground'!!
Stunning!!

Neet said...

Lovely cards but the piece of artwork you made for the Lots to Do Challenge is stunning. Absolutely stunning!

Laura said...

Really enjoyed looking at your creations. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps

BettyBee said...

Deborah, these pieces are just beyond beautiful! I am totally speechless over the Crafty Secrets confection ♥♥♥ Just Love it!!!
Your work is just amazing, and I am so glad you are back :)
BettyBee

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful creations.
Lisa;)

Itzuvit said...

Deborah, you've made such a fab and beautiful card.
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
Hugs Itzuvit xx

debby4000 said...

WOW these are stunning, the first one is a work of art.
luv
Debby

Cath said...

Hey Deborah! Thanks so much for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Maggie Bob said...

These are some stunning cards - well done!

Thank you for playing along at One Stop Craft Challenge.

Maggie
x

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful work! thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!