Sunday, April 19, 2015

Relaxing Kind of Weekend

Hello!  I did not have lots of plans for this weekend so I was able to read, watch Outlander and create some cards!{Yup, my laundry is still waiting to be done...later, later!}

The Male Room's current challenge is to use letters or numbers on our projects. My Favorite Things recently showed several ways to make shaker cards and that inspired my card. A super simple layout with masculine papers and colors and I am pleased with the results!

And the ladies from Cards 4 Guyz came up with another fun challenge....Challenge # 66 Exotic/Jungle Wildlife

I used an Inky Antics image and colored it with copic markers. What a sweet duo- the hippo and the bird....well- and the stamp and copics too!

Try Stamping on Tuesday has another sketch for us to use:
I do not usually combine challenges but Cards in Envy's challenge is Child's Play -so I decided to use the Penny Black stamp for both challenges.

And I always enjoy the theme at Words to Scrap By and April's theme is The Earth has Music. I combined a few stamps to create the creating to go with the adorable elephant by Avery Elle.  I have a special place in my heart for elephants- as does my niece, Tessa.
So- this one is made with Tessa in my thoughts! She is pure joy to me!

OWH's mid month throwdown is stitching.  So- this is kind of a cheat- but I adore the dies with the stitched the little extra detail.  And the foam finger is on an Action Wobble--so fun!

April Mid-Month Throwdown – Stitching

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  1. Hi from the Male Room, great card and use if the challenge! I have that MFT alphabet die set. A shaker card with it- gotta try that! Thanks for joining us!

  2. Great group of cards as always! I think the last is my fave.

  3. Your entry to our challenge is perfect. I am loving the hippo with the little bird, you have chosen perfect backing paper too. thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  4. My goodness, you've been really busy and all your cards are fab. I think your hello shaker card is a brilliant take on our letters and/or numbers challenge. I think the tape measure paper is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  5. What a great selection of cards. Is it just me or does that hippo look as if he's already been sampling the birthday champagne? Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz

  6. Lots of great cards here! The soccer-playing puppy card is what brought me here. It's darling! Thanks for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy! :) I also love your elephant card - it's so sweet!

  7. A great set of cards. Love the hippo and birdie

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  8. Wow, you sure were able to create a lot of great cards this past weekend! I definitely love the one you made for us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I'm a dog lover and think it's so cute! Thanks for sharing all your fun cards and joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
    Sara H.

  9. great batch of cards!! LOVE the soccer dog!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  10. Great eye candy! LOVE the shaker Hello -Thanks for joining in at TMR~

  11. Diane,

    What a wonderful set of cards! You are so talented. :)

    Love your adorable elephant card! It's absolutely perfect for our The-Earth-Has-Music Words 2 Scrap By Challenge.

    Thanks so much for joining us at W2SB!

  12. OMG! I am a huge Outlander fan, I have lost track of the number of times I have read the books. Love your take on The Earth has Music - a very sweet card!


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