Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's been a LONG time...

Well, it's been way too long since I've done any challenges and posted anything here. I've been away from home for several weeks now, and won't be back in town till March 15th. It's a blast spending time with my grandkidlets during the "Winterlude" activities in Ottawa, and I'm really looking forward to spending a couple of weeks in Victoria with my old friend Lesley, but it's been SO hard being away from papercrafting! (lol) So I found a GREAT scrapbooking shop here in Ottawa (The Scrap Box) where Jenn (the very gracious owner) kindly hosts a free crop on Thursday afternoons for old gals. It's been great to meet some kindred spirits/addicts in papercrafting, and it's been so nice using the 'bug and nesties again (lol). So here are some new things for my blog!

This easel card is for the current Saturday Crafters' challenge, which is to use "multifolds." This stamp is one of my old favourites from Paper Bag Studios. In case you can't see the sentiment, it reads "May you love all the days of your life."

"Our Creative Corner" folks want us to use something old that's new, and Theme Thursday's challenge is to use flowers. Like so MANY crafters, I have hundreds of Prima flowers languishing in my Happy Room, so I decided to try to use them! This card uses a stamp from Quietfire Design.

The challenge over at "Finally Friday" is to create a hybrid card. This is a wedding card I did for French friends, with a photo of painting I have, and some computer generated text.

This card will be a "thank you for your friendship" card for a friend of mine. It uses Graphics 45 paper from the Renaissance collection with a stamp from Inkadinkado and a new Martha Stewart border punch. Kerry, over at The Stamping Bug, has a really nice challenge on her blog, and she's offering some freebie stamps for some lucky winners, so toddle on over and join her challenge!

This week's alphabet challenge is "P is for Pink." Here's a summery Happy Birthday card done with some cute DCWV paper from the "Nana's Kids" line and a Hero Arts stamp.

I'd like to end this post with a very special card. The "Lots to do" challenge is "love is in the air;" "One Powerful Hour's" challenge is love; "Cute Card Thursday's" challenge is "In the name of love." This is a "commitment card" for two very dear women friends who are celebrating their recent commitment ceremony with six weeks vacation in Australia and New Zealand. I superimposed the vintage image of the two little kissing girls on one of my own photos of White Point Beach in Nova Scotia, where we've all spent time together during the summer.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today. It's been FUN participating in some challenges again!


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Gorgeous, beautiful image

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Lesley said...

Lots of lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

sam21ski said...

Fabulous set of cards

Glad you've found a crop to go to and met new like minded people

I too love that PBS image of the hand holding, love the colours you've used it with too

Thanks for playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxxx

Helen said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mel X said...

Fabulous set of cards. My favourite is the first one! Its so elegant yet vintage! I love those kind of images but tend to use them on scrapbook papes! You have inspired me to be a bit more adventurous - THANKYOU!

Thanks for joining us again this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

K said...

beautiful cards!

crafty creations said...

Beautiful work !!!

Thanks for joining in with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Irene said...

You sure came back with a bang. Great cards, I particularly like the first one.

StampingbugKerry said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for participating in my challenge and watch my blog for the winners...PS...Thanks too for the promos...


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, they are all just fabulous. I can't even decide which one I like best, but if I had to choose, I think it would be the last one. You must be an ace with Photoshop. I wouldn't even know how to pick up the image of the children without the background so I could layer it over the beach scene, but I think it's brilliant!! That's so nice you were able to hook up with some crafty ladies and do some crafting while traveling! Glad to see you were able to give some love to some older items. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

Unknown said...

These are all so fabulous...I love the one you made for my challenge the most (One Powerful Hour) the colors are perfect and the image you used is just too sweet...I love all things beachy. Wonderful card.

Thanks for joining us this week at One Powerful Hour.

Unknown said...

Fantastic cards! Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Far North said...

YES, you too are missed at your favorite online stomping grounds!
Had to stop in for my fix and glad to see some new pieces!

In the meantime have tons of fun with the kiddos!