Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cards and Challenges! Warning! Lots of Cards!

Today was a good day for me to create!
I made a few cards for some of the current challenges from different sites.
First- at OWH the OurDaily Bread Design challenge for March--use scallops. This challenge helps get our cards to the troops; ODBD pays for up to 2 boxes to be long as we post our cards for the challenge! Great reason to join this challenge!

Hero Arts stamp
Cricut oval
MFT sentiment
Doodlebug brad
Offray ribbon
white pearls-unknown source

Next, a new challenge site to me is Brown Sugar and the challenge is to use a greeting.

MFT stamps and dies
SU heart punch-5 layers and covered with Crystal Laquer
pattern paper- my stash
Next up- this week at 
Challenge #117 is to use the movie, The Sound of Music as inspiration or use music or instruments on a card.

A few weeks ago, Sheila, at She's a Sassy Lady, shared how she embossed plastic packaging so I decided to try it with the Cuttlebug music notes embossing folder. It looks odd in my picture, but in person, it is an interesting thing to add to a card...nice texture!  The mountains are from Amuse and the sentiment is computer generated and punched with SU punches.

And then just because I was feeling creative-
here are a few more cards:


I used 2 new dies from MFT-I cut the solid buildings die in yellow then the die with the tiny windows- with black. I used some small rhinestones to mimic stars at nite. The front row of buildings is popped up using SU dimensionals.

And then I made another card with my favorite brothers! I printed this digi image from Mo Manning smaller than my card from yesterday and used a different color scheme.

And then 2 more cards with the cutie gal from Mo Manning... she is fun to color and I love her spunkiness!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Take care and craft on,


  1. You've been a busy crafter today, and just look at all those great cards! I really like the city scape with all the lights on in the buildings! Very clever and so pretty! NJ on all of them!

  2. Holy Crow Diane! You've been a busy beaver! Your cards are fantastic! Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers challenge: The Sound of Music!

  3. Phew, I got tired just looking at all those cards you've been making!!! Great work!! I love what you did with the plastic and embossing folder...very creative!! Thanks for playing along the Drunken Stampers this week for the Sound of Music challenge!

  4. Beautiful collection of amazing designs and dazzling embellishments, simply awesome cards. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

  5. Wow! What a great collection of cards. You did a fabulous job coloring the Mo Manning images. And, I love the dimensions of your city buildings and your embossing of plastic packaging. TFS!

  6. Awesome group of cards...I need to try that plastic thing sometime!

  7. Great scalloped card. I love all those colors together.

  8. So many awesome cards! I love Mo Manning's images - my kids loved her books when they were small too :) Embossing the plastic is such a neat look (I imagine a bear to photograph!) and I totally want to try it too! So glad you could come play with us again at *hiccup* Drunken Stampers :)

  9. The card for the scallop challenge is very pretty. I love the scallop die with the openings. Your flowers look very real. Thank you for joining the challenge.

  10. Wow! Every single card is absolutely fabulous...I love the embossed clear cardstock. Great design! Thanks for joining the Drunken Stampers Sound of Music challenge!

  11. Diane, congrats on being picked as Life of the Party for the Drunken Stampers Sound of Music challenge! We hope to see more cards from you!

  12. Congratulations Diane!! The acetate musical window is genius!

    Looking forward to seeing more of your work!




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