Monday, September 2, 2013

And the Party Continues!

Hello! The OWH VCMP  has been so much fun...the final challenges were posted yesterday. Marlene got the day started with our Sunday sketch- based on a card by Seongsook.
                               188 sketch (Sept 1)

I used papers from a few Christmas 6x6 pads and my image is from Peachy Keen! Love this Santa!

Next challenge: This one almost stumped me.....then I stopped thinking so hard and just had fun! Sybrina K wanted us to make cards for kids....playing tic tac toe to decide what goes on the card!
I went right down the center row- I stamped and colored the Paper Smooches cow and used a sentiment that came with the set....super easy and fun once I stopped stressing-lol! All the papers are DCWV. I love their glitter paper because it does not rub off so it is perfect for OWH! I mounted the cow on an Action Wobble-let's face it- what kid does not like movement! I remember the simple thrill of spinning on a stool at the donut shop as a drove my father crazy! 
(LOL I forgot to insert my image of this card...only realized when I went to post it at Sybrina's link! I guess I am tired or old..or both!) 

Next up- Marilyn challenged us to make a fall card. I made my card based on sketch #179. My papers are scraps from other projects-yeah me!- and the sweet little gnome boy is a digital image-and I have no idea who made him-boo me! I regret that I did not save some of my digital images indicating the artist or the store!

Thia challenged us to create a bee card with a bee sentiment. 
The Stamps of Life stamps  to the rescue-used for the image and the sentiment. I put the bee on an Action Wobble too! Bees very rarely are still...always buzzing around! I used an embossing folder by ProvoCraft to mimic honeycomb!

And our final challenge for the weekend:
Donna inspired us to make a card using the negative of a die or a punch! Loving this! 

This angel is a digital stamp and I know this is from CC Designs- the Meoples line and I am pretty sure the artist is one of my favorites- Amy Young.
I embossed pink cardstock and then cut a circle with a Spellbinders die, then I made a ring from DCWV glitter paper from that circle die and the next size up. I colored the sweetie with Copics and the wings with a Sakura clear star pen. Whenever I use glittery pens-I always use a Sakura clear glaze pen over the glitter- the shimmer shows thru but the glitter is sealed in! I adhered her underneath the circle opening and stamped my sentiment on an EK Success punch. Signo white stitching....and my challenges are complete! 

I have really enjoyed looking at a lot of the cards that have been made for our troops! I am impressed with the talent and creativity and love how everyone is so generous and shares their talent! OWH supporters ROCK!! (like always being on an Action Wobble! lol)

OWH is celebrating their birthday all month long! I am looking forward to more fun and would be great to have some cake and ice cream...some balloons, banners, music...I love parties!
Craft on and thanks for stopping to visit!


  1. Fantastic cards Diane!!! You've been a very busy crafter!!

  2. Diane,

    LOL about you stressing out over my challenge. Sorry about that -- it so wasn't my intention. :)

    Looks like you made quite a few cards 4 kids -- all of them adorable! Great idea to use the Action Wobble.

    Your cards are sure to bring HUGE smiles to their recipients' faces! Thanks so much for playing along this weekend.

  3. OMGosh your cards are adorable! Love the cow one so much and the lil bee, hive you, I love it - thanks for showin them! ~Lo

  4. Okay, so your blog title says all you need is paper and ink... But, how would you feel about a Paper Smooches gift certificate?

    That's right, 32 was the lucky number! (And, how perfect since you used Paper Smooches on your card!))

    I think Paper Smooches can do electronic gift certificates. So, if you'll send me the e-mail address you'd like me to use, I'll see what I can do. (

    Congrats! I'm soooo happy you won! :)

  5. What fun cards you've made for the challenges! I just love the angel image and the negative to frame the cute little image. Thanks for playing along with my challenge. And thanks for supporting OWH!

  6. What sweet cards! Thanks for playing along over the weekend and doing my Fall challenge. It's nice to know elves like Fall too and not just Christmas.

  7. Thank you for playing along with my VCMP challenge! I love your bee sentiment! -Thia


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