Friday, May 28, 2010

Flowers and Coffee Make Me Smile!

3 Cards posted, please scroll down to see deets and challenges, along with pics of cards!

Notice the first picture, the hammer and flower...that's what I used to make my first card...
HAMMERED FLOWER...and this is what I got!
The flower is a Dianthus from my flower bed. I picked the petals off 'carefully' and laid them front side down on a piece of natural white SU! card stock. I placed a sticky tag over it to keep petals in place and then gently hammered over the petals. I repeated it with the leaves from the same plant but they didn't work quite as well as I would have liked. I also played with rose petals which worked well and was able to make a butterfly shape with them. Then I tried my African Violet petals and that did not work at all.
Note: after hammering you will need to brush of the remainder of what is left of the petal, CS will be wet, so lay it flat and let it dry, it will tend to curl, so DS tape it securely

And this is the inside of the card. I used the oval cutout from the front of the card.
I am entering in the following challenges:
(I have been having Internet connection problems this week, swore at my Internet service, then figured out it was my computer [I hope] and fixed it myself. Now we'll see how this works!  Point being, I missed a couple deadlines, but I'm listing them anyway as they were my inspirations for this card)
1. Cas-tastic Challenges   A touch of green
2. Creative Card Crew pink and green
3. ABC Challenge - V is for Vintage
4. Cooking it up with Katie   Recipe: Wings, Petals and Pink
5. Humble Pie Stamps   flowers and lace
6. Sir Stamp a Lot Challenge butterflies and blossoms
7. Totally Gorjuss add bling
8, The Wildflower Patch  distress
9. Flutterby Wednesdays   flower and butterfly
10. A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge     celebration
11. 365 Cards, Day 87    All Natural, hence the hammered flower
12. Little Red Wagon birthday
13.Quixotic Paperie emboss, the pink strip is dry embossed
14. Friday Sketchers great sketch, but too late to enter, darn computer!

The next card is one that I knew I had to do as soon as I saw the sketch 365 Cards, Day 84, Super Sketchy Sunday.  I  bought the Rustic Stack (DCWV) some time ago just because of this one piece of Pattern Paper. When I drink tooooo much coffee, I swear this is how my whole body feels! Then I just spin and spin and get nothing done!
This is what the 'inside' looks like on this easel card.

I am entering this in the following challenges, and if I am tooooo late to enter some challenges, I still want to give credit where credit is due!

1. ColourQ   colors: Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, + kraft
2. Crafty Creations Challenge     use favorite stamp, mmmm, smell the coffee!
3. Tuesday Throwdown    any image you can color
4. Delightful Sketches add texture, coffee spill is Distress stickles
5. Gingersnap Creations use a quote
6. Allsorts Challenge    a tag
8. Rosiedees  Challenge easel card
9. 365 Cards, Day 84, Super Sketchy Sunday.

And the last card is: A SIMPLE SMILE!

Since I have a table that I use in a word document, I could refer to it and make another card while I blamed others for my Internet woes! This card is inspired by the following challenges:

1. 365 Cards, Day 86   KIS(S) Keep it simple, stupid! 
   Although some 'thinks' it means Keep it simple, sweetie!
2. Corrosive Challenge  to keep it clean and simple
3. Cute Card Thursday  no designer paper
4. Simplicity by Late Blossom  CAS card with image and sentiment overlapping
5. Stampin' Royality  colors,  Rich Razzelberry, Certainly Celery, and Pretty in Pink

That's all for today.
Off to mow (wasn't it just yesterday!) and hopefully get some of the housework done.
I know KL, but if I keep saying it I will eventually do it!


Katie said...

3 great cards, I love how you did the flower on the first one!
Thanks for Cooking It Up with Katie :)

Deb Neerman said...

So pretty ... love all the flowers, and bling, and layers, and lace on the pink and green card!


Hi Sally
Three beautiful cards,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches and Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Patti J said...

You just rock. Really!!! Love all of these. I really love pounding on something, so will have to try that technique! Great job, dear friend. Hope you are enjoying your vacation! Give a shout out sometime if you want to do some shopping! We could probably get in some real serious trouble...come go with us Kim!

Kim said...

Awwww! So wonderful, Mother Dear! I knew summer break would be great for you and give us more cards to see that you've had time to create! I love all of the cards, but the one for 365 Cards Day 87 - All Natural stands out the most for me (and not because that's my challenge day!). It's so elegant and creative! Keep it the GREAT work (and I don't mean the cleaning and can do those anytime!). Aloha, KL

Carolyn V said...

FABULOUS!! Love that hammered flower - how clever, unique and utterly wonderful! Great result. Your coffee card is great, too - love that mesmerizing graphic pattern. :)

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

I love what you did with this weeks colour challenge! Thanks so much for playing with us Stampin' Royalty!

Mummylade said...

lovely cards. Thank you so much for joining the tag/ticket challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

Dana said...

Awesome! I love the colorful coffee cup and the hammered flower is incredible. I may have to try that! Thanks for playing along with TT!

Lauren said...

Wow, you've been busy! Three adorable cards, and tons of challenges! Great job! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I hope you will play along again next week!


~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...what EXCELLENT cards...LOVE the technique on the 1st one...very creative and lovely....I "need" to know who makes the coffee stamps in the 2nd rocked that sketch...big time!!! Love your CAS card too!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

All of your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty... you did a great job with the colour combo!

Davi said...

Great Cards, love that dp for the coffee. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Shanda Stirk said...

Very pretty card - nice design for our challenge. Thanks for playing at SR.

Leah said...

Oh my goodness! Love all your cards, but that hammered flower is amazing! Your coffee one is super fun:) Thanks for joining us at TT!

Saskia said...

Lovely cards!!
Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's Challenge! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Susan Raihala said...

Way to go, combining all those challenges into one simple card!!!!! All three cards are lovely!

Lisa said...

wow great cards, thanks for joining us at DS

Tracy said...

Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissie said...

All great cards!
Thanks so much for Cooking it up with Katie!

Sarah Newman said...

Very pretty! I love the technique you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

TesaB said...

Awesome cards!Wow! What a beautiful hammered flower!!! And I totally love your coffe card, such a cool take on the sketch!

Crafteezee said...

You've been busy. Love your idea with the flower. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie this week. Hugs Tracy x

craftyb said...

oh i love all these pretty....thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Rosanne said...

Lovely cards!Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Alanna Harris said...

love your olc for susan's challenge...beautiful scene...

Pam said...

Just another wonderful set of cards! That is so cool how you made use of that flower by hammering it!

Kim said...

All your cards are beautiful. I love the flower hammering idea. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Susan said...

Don't you just love being able to combine 3 challenges into one card! Great job!!!

Rachel said...

Awesome cards! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches & Challenges.

Ceal said...

Love all your cards! especially that hammered flower
thanks for joining our first challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. hope to see you back next week

Toneloni * Tonje said...

WOW the flowers are stuning!!!! Love the colors too

Thanks for playing with us over at A Spoon Full of Sugar

Have a sunny evening


Karen B. said...

What a magnificent idea, and beautiful results! ALL your cards are amazing. Thank you for joining us at CAS-tastic this week!

Sandra Farrell said...

Wow, you did a great job with the colours. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Annie said...

gorgeous cards and I love the hammering idea, not sure the flowers would though!
thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x

SemSee said...

Beautiful trio of cards! Thank you for joining Quixotic Challenge #27! Hugs, Sem x

Angélique said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!


Lisa said...

Super cute card for the sketch challenge and love what you did with your blossom and that hammer! Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!