Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Forest's Mystery Image Challenge Swap Card

This card is for a Mystery Swap on SCS.  A group of us are doing a bi-monthly swap where we all use the same mystery image, sent to us by the hostess.  This swap was created by Forest Ranger—Jeanette and she is the first hostess.   The image she sent was from My Favorite Things  ~ Fred Bear Goes Camping.

This card was a lot of fun to create and I can't wait to get the swap cards back to see how everyone else used the same image.  And this week the new image is being sent our way and we get to do it all again! 

Image--My Favorite Things --Fred Bear Goes Camping

Cardstock--Gina K White, Chocolate Kiss, Fresh Asparagus, Bo Bunny Roughing It Road Signs DSP

Ink--Memento Black

Accessories--Nesties, Copics, Brown Brads, Illuminate Smooch (on marshmallow), The Great Outdoors Ribbon

Saturday, October 23, 2010

May The Bounty Thanksgiving Card

This is one of the cards that I made for another swap on SCS.  Viv—Blusky hosts the best swaps and this one was for a Thanksgiving theme. I really, really like the Indian Summer Basic Grey Paper.

Image--Hero Arts May the Bounty

Cardstock--SU Cranberry Crisp, Early Espresso, Gina K Ivory, Basic Grey Indian Summer

Ink--Cranberry Crisp

Accessories--Brown Ribbon, Leaf Brads

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wings, Wings, Anything with Wings, Swap Card

This is one of the cards that I made for karly1020’s swap on SCS.  I have not used my SU markers in such a long time—had to get them out and start huffing……………..

Image--Stampin' Up Touch of Nature

Cardstock---Gina K White, SU Handsome Hunter, Brilliant Blue, SU DSP

Ink--Handsome Hunter, SU Markers—Handsome Hunter, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black 

Accessories--Blue Brads, Dimensionals

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Witch Card for Ghoulfriends Swap

Kate--celestial_stamper on SCS, has an annual Ghoulfriends Swap and just love being a part of it.  I found these great Halloween paper clips at Hobby Lobby and thought it was perfect for this swap.  It is a bit hard to see as it is black with a black witch, but it is on the right side of the image.  The package had two others—a black cat and an orange pumpkin.  They only had three packs—wish there were more as they were half price!  I also used one of the newer Tim Holtz embossing folders—checkerboard.

Image--Stampabilities Flying Witch

Cardstock--Gina K Black, White and Violet

Ink--Palette Black  

Accessories--Sizzix Tim Holtz Checkerboard folder, Purple Ribbon, Halloween Witch Paper Clip

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween Card

This is one of the two cards that I made for mepylant--Melina's Fall/Autumn swap. I have used this image for a couple of swaps this fall and I think it will be one I will use for a bunch of Halloween cards.  I had better get going on them………  I saw a card similar to this in a LSS and love the pumpkin Smooch on the spiders.

Image--Memory box Halloween collage

Cardstock--Gina K Black, White, Orange, Basic Grey DSP

Ink-- Palette Black 

Accessories--Orange Brads, Pumpkin Smooch

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dueling Darling Divas October--Treasured Friend

Here is card #3 for our Battle!

What are the Dueling Darlings?  We are a group of friends that met on SCS, travel in each other's swaps and have taken a new twist on crafting to "duel"!

We, the Dueling Darling Divas, have one image/card kit to work with and the other half, the Dueling Darling Dazzlers, have a different image/card kit with the same theme! The object is to see what we came up with using this theme, what stamp was picked and how the divas/dazzlers created with it!

The theme this month is Treasured Friends.  The hostess this month is Carol, who sent us these great supplies!   There was a twist this month—you had to use a treasured recycled item on the card.  So, my mystery item is the blue binder clip that the ribbon is tied around. (just so you know--this clip is not a treasured item-I missed that part when I got the info-I read recycled and obviously skippd the treasured part--oh well)

Image— Whipper Snapper Ike & Mike go Fishin'

Cardstock—SU Night of Navy, Shimmery White, DSP that Carol sent

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Nesties, Copics, Smooch Iridscent--on noses, White-Lt Blue-Navy Silver Edged Ribbon, Rhinestones-large & small, Scalloped edge punch, Snowflake/Brad, Blue Binder Clip.

Now make sure to stop by to see the other Divas ladies and then your final stop will be a link to take you to see what the Dazzlers created!  We are a big group of 14, so this might take awhile ~ and this is just a friendly joust ~ no winners, certainly no losers! Just a craftin', loveable group of friends taking on a monthly joust at card making!

Barb:  You are Here!

AND--now for the DUEL! Please start here, at Jeanette's blog which will bring you to the 7 Dazzlers' creations.

I hope you enjoy looking at our cards this month!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October Stamp Club Card--Fall Theme

This is the swap card that I made for our monthly stamp club.  The theme was Fall-Halloween-Thanksgiving.  I used my favorite SU set of all time--Lovely as a Tree!

Image— SU Lovely as a Tree, Thank You Kindly

Cardstock-- SU Early Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Sweet Pea DSP

Ink-- Kaledacolor Autumn Leaves, SU Early Espresso    

Accessories-- Nesties Labels 12, Orange Brads, SU Chocolate Chip ribbon, SU Modern Lable Punch, SU textured plate-diamonds

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PTI Four of a Kind Swap Card

Today's post is a swap card for Banu's PTI-Papertrey Ink swap on SCS. I used the free PTI set that I got at CHA in Chicago this summer.  You got it free with a $100 purchase at their booth--not too hard to do with their awesome paper, stamp sets, ribbons and now die.  It was fun to shop there!

Image—PTI Four of a Kind

Cardstock-- PTI Spring Moss, Cream, SU Marigold Morning

Ink--SU Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron

Accessories-- Green Brads, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, PTI Spring Moss Ribbon

Thanks so much to all of you who have commented on my blog--I appreciate all of your encouraging and positive thoughts!  I am sure having fun!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland Card

Since this is my first post to my blog, it would be appropriate to have a card made for my favorite holiday--Christmas. Or maybe it is more of a season card for winter! This is a card that I made for Jen's Baby It's Cold Outside swap on SCS.

I love this stamp--it is one of the new Tim Holtz stamps. I really like the design on the body.

Image--Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection-Snowman

Cardstock--SU Marina Mist, PTI White

Ink--Marina Mist

Accessories--Cuttlebug Snowflake, Let it Snow ribbon, Silver Snowflake brad

I hope you like this card and my blog that finally has something on it. I promise to post regular and there are some special posts coming the end of this week--hope you check back!