Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FUN day!


Aaahh, there's little that makes me more pleased than a whole day in my happy room! I played with inks and pastes and stamps and stencils...retirement is great! I really enjoy making a list of challenges, and creating cards to meet several at a time.

Over at Wendy's blog, there's lots of Dreamweaver goodness going on! She has a two week challenge posted, and she's challenging everyone to use Dreamweaver products and make something amazing. If you link to her blog with your creation before November 4th., you could win FIVE Dreamweaver stencils! Have a look at the other designers' eye candy too; their links are on the sidebar on the right. So here's a card I did with Dreamweaver white matte embossing paste and a Dreamweaver stencil. I sprinkled some clear glitter over the paste while it was still wet. The stamped sentiment is Hero Arts. Creatilicious challenge # 15 is to use white and a little colour. The Crazy Amigo challenge is black and white. The challenge over at Wednesday Stamper is hearts. The challenge over at Our Creative Corner is to use at least three different embellishments. I used an old Making Memories square embellishment, a little heart in the centre of the first paste embossed square, and two crystals.

The Created by Hand challenge this week is music. Here's my entry, using this music stamp from Quietfire Design, stamped on a paper flower paired with a Hero Arts sentiment stamp.



Halloween cards are the challenges at several blog sites: Sisterhood, Creative Cottage, Fab 'n' Funky, One Stop, and Stampin' for the Weekend. I used an Inkadinkado stamp on this wonderful photograph taken by a friend. On the fence, I used a Dreamweaver embossing stencil and black matte paste to do the crows on the fence. The 3 Muses challenge this week is wings.


I did this card to play with the Impression Obsession designers! Their challenge this time is to use a favourite quote. Well, I have so many that I could never choose just one (lol), but since it's fall here in Nova Scotia, I thought I'd use this one by Percy Bysshe Shelley. I used this Impression Obsession cover-a-card "branches" stamp, along with a leaf and the quotation from this clear stamp set. Now don't forget, you could win twenty-five stampin' dollars to the Impression Obsession online store if you'd like to play! Details are right here. I sure hope you can take some time to visit the blogs of the other Impression Obsession designers. Their blogs are listed on my sidebar. They always have such fabulous eye candy to share!

The City Crafter challenge is to use colours of a photo of the Colosseum in Rome, and to create a card with a vintage feel. I was AWE STRUCK when we visited Rome last year, and the Colosseum was one of our very first day long excursions, so thanks for bringing back that memory for me! I stamped the trees with Versafine brown ink, then heat embossed with clear EP. Then I sponged on several Adirondack Inks to get the moon effect. I stamped and clear embossed the sentiment and the leaf, and used a Spellbinders die to cut the shape.

So, that ends my day of play for today. Once I was done, I baked several dozen chocolate cupcakes and decorated them for Halloween for the local sick kids' hospital party tomorrow. Inky play and chocolate...it doesn't get any better! (lol)

Thanks so much for visiting today. I'll visit YOU too if you leave a link. I wish you a wonderful day, doing whatever you love best!

36 comments:

Lori Saul said...

Love your crows- a festive scene! Lots of other beautiful art as well- you have been busy!

Vicky said...

all very nice, especially the halloween one with the crows :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely cards, and great sentiment too! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Hermine said...

They all are beautiful

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very creative, wonderful pieces of art.

Ros said...

So very pretty ... you've done a wonderful job ... Thanks for playing along at CCCB
(p.s. there is no colour challenge this week)
Have a lovely day

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Many artful pieces, I like most the crows and the black-white card.
Hugs Anja

LiveArt said...

Such wonderfully elegant cards!! love the textures :) They're all beautiful!!

Hearts, hugs and smiles,
Linda

NancyB said...

You make such lovely cards! Love crows! :O)

Grannie Annie said...

All your artwork is really lovely...Love the crows and the colors you have chosen...awesome card.

Robyn said...

i like how you stamped the music on the flower. I also thought the autumn card had a musical ring to it.
thanks for sharing with crated byhand

~*~Patty S said...

so many lovely cards Deborah
oxo

Mrs A. said...

A day well spent in your craft room. You deserve a cake! I'm sure one missing won't notice. I have been in my room all day today too but can't show the finished item until Saturday as I'm hand delivering it tomorrow to its new owner.

Jenny Gropp said...

OOOOOHHHHHHHH. I love those trees! I have not used that stamp yet this year. Now I must after seeing your card... Beautifully done!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wow, Deborah...love how you used the crows on the photo by your friend. and the quilt black and white is so elegant. Classy and Sassy...that's you! Glad you're having fun.L

Rosie said...

All cards are very beautiful

Taluula said...

Oh, your things with wings is delicious. Thank you so much for joining in our challenge this week.

Julie Koerber said...

Love ALL of your creations Deborah! You've been busy cranking out those pretty cards! :-)

Charlene said...

Wow...you've been busy! So many beautiful cards.

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Deborah, thanks so much for joining in with our Halloween challenge at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Kathlene said...

Such a trio of beautiful cards. Love your eye for coloring--lucky you to have visited the coliseum. Gorgeous work!

Linda Robinson said...

They are all wonderful.. I just love that tree stamp.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Roberta said...

Very beautiful all cards!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What fabulous creations ... I agree RETIREMENT IS FUN!! I craft everyday of the week and as you can see, have even gotten involved in design teams ...
Thanks for joining the BooRific fun time at The Sisterhood .. we hope to see you again next challenge!

Lisa B said...

Wow..all these are fabulous!

Thanks for joining the Boo-rific challenge over at the Sisterhood with this fantastic project!

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful card! I love the image against the sunset, just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

Ozstuff said...

The crows look very much at home in their Halloween setting! I like crows which makes me stand out like a sore thumb here in my part of the world where they abound and are extremely noisy. No-one else seems to appreciate their less than musical calls!!

Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week.

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are such gorgeous cards! love them so much!thank you for playing along at CCCB

William said...

I've always loved crows. All of your work is wonderful!

Suzanne said...

Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky this week x

Kate's Makes said...

What wonderful cards :o) Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge and good luck :o) Kate x

Shar said...

Gorgeous collection of cards! They are all beautiful!

Sandy Ang said...

Very stylish cards !

Cheryl said...

Beautiful and so elegant!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Bec said...

Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..

Natalie Z. said...

Gorgeous Card!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..
Hugs Natalie xxx