Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Thursday crafty fun


I have lots of company coming for dinner tonight,so by 7am, I had Chicken Cacciatore bubbling in the crock pot (with a healthy helping of dry red wine), bread rising, lots of garlic peeled and crushed (nothing like the smell of garlic to wake you up first thing in the morning!), a couple of cups of Gruyere Cheese grated at the ready, and pastry made for Lemon Meringue Pie. I don't cook this much in a week! But OOOOHHH the wonderful SMELLS!! Do you enjoy cooking? What's your favourite dish to make?

Well, other than preparing for dinner, I'm doing another favourite thing...happily playing with paper!The Impression Obsession design team's challenge today is to work with our old school colours. Mine were blue and white. I created this birthday card, using some hoarded Anna Griffin paper and a simple Queen Anne's Lace stamp, thermal embossed in white. I stamped the IO sentiment directly on the ribbon. I always enjoy scanning blog challenges to create something to meet other challenges too, so for this one, I followed the Creative Card Crew's challenge (birthdays), Our Creative Corner's challenge (use bows), the Lots to Do challenge (embossing), and the Pick Three challenge (use a die cutting machine, use a leaf, dry emboss). I hope you take a little time to see the other IO designers' wonderful eye candy! Here's the who's who for today:


Don't forget that you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps. Just visit the IO blog for the details; there's a $25 gift certificate for the winner!




This next card was done for a couple of challenges too. Over at the Crafty Secrets section at Split Coast Stampers, their challenge is a card sketch, and over at the Play Date Cafe, their challenge is to do a black and white card with a splash of orange, and the folks at Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger is "Lovely as a Rose." Lucky me! I made up a dozen paper roses just last night!



Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll visit you too if I have a link!

17 comments:

crafty creations said...

Deborah this is such a beautiful sophisticted card - gorgeous

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

dini said...

Blue and White - same as my colors! Love this, so elegant.

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card, Deb. Could you email me with the name or number of the Queen's Lace stamp, I am drawing a blank...Duh Me!

sam21ski said...

Lovely cards - the top one looks very elegant

Thanks for playing along with us over on Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

that vintage pumpkin image is just sooooooooo cute!! and works brilliantly for this week's play date cafe colour challenge - thanks for playing :)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Your cards are both lovely, Deborah! Love the pumpkin! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

really lovely cards!

Denise Clark said...

Just lovely and so classy and elegant. I love the white on black flowers and the half circle. Perfect bow (I'm so jealous!) Wonderful card!

Thank you so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both cards are lovely! Cute vintage image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

LOve your IO card, so beautiful and elegant! The Play Date card is so cute! Love that vintage image you used and your flower is lovely! Glad you played along with us at PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

both cards are so pretty! Love that little flower and orange center! Great idea;) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I love your card, very sophisticated, and I think that flower is stunning. Have a great day, Tracy x (www.craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com)

Ruby said...

Your cards are lovely, and what a lovely way to spend the day.. making cards while dinner cooks! I love the little cat, so cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

PetraB said...

the pumpkin looks great, so sweet

Paula said...

Wow what a beautiful Birthday card so elegant. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Julie Ranae said...

How fun to have a Halloween card for this week's entry....I hoped we would have one or two!

A great interpretation of color splash and a wonderful entry for The PDCC

Denise Clark said...

Both terrific cards, but that first one if just stunning! Love it. The leaves and that entire background are wonderful! Love the colors palette! Great job!

Thanks so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation!