Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring and Bling with a Swiss Pixie and Kitty's Best Day!

Spring is in the Air, the birds are singing and I'm sure I'll hear the familiar roar of thunder soon in the Texas skies! LOL
No, it's not raining yet but when it does I just carry on crafting!
Spring definitely means storms here but I don't let it get me down and it gives me an excuse to stay at the crafting table a little longer.
So that's why there have been new cards on my blog everyday and why today I have two new ones for you!

Here are the challenges with the 1st card:

All That Scraps want Spring and Bling
Anyone for Anya had a Free Week as long as it was a TGF or CC Design image
Crafts and Me want Fairies or Wings
Tuesday Morning Sketches had a lovely Sketch
Lucys Cards had a Photo Inspiration
Kaboodle want a Digi Girl
Pink Elephant want Nature
Pollycraft say Anything Goes!

Card Recipe:
Image - Heidi among the Flowers
Paper - DCWV The Linen Closet and Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Medium - Copic Markers
Border Punches - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Studio G
Flowers - Prima
Fabric Brad - Making Memories
Rhinestones - $1 spot

I really love this image, I won it in a challenge, and am always happy to use it.
Heidi looks so sweet in those flowers and no matter what color you chose it always seems to look right.

Now on to the second one.
I've been a fan of Meljen Designs since using her designs with My Grafico.
Not that's she's branched out on her own I just had to get my hands on some of her new imges and take them for a test drive! LOL
She has a new website with instant downloads and the cutest of images.

I'm trying my hand at the following challenges with this card:
Meljens Designs have an Anything Goes theme
Drunken Stampers want No Designer Paper
Allsorts want No DP either
Crafty Cardmakers wanted you to Challenge Yourself and using no dp for me is a HUGE challenge!
Sweet Sketch Sunday had a Super Sketch
Sweet Stampin want a Card for a Man
Cards For Men want Humor
Stampin B's want a Funny Card
Sophisicats had a Raining Cats and Dogs theme
CCEE want Silly Critters
Charisma want Animal Magic (anyone remember Johnny Morris?)
Magical Crafts want Animal Antics

Card Recipe:
Image: Tom Cat goes Fishing, Meljens Designs Group Freebie
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby
Dewdrops - Robins Nest
Sentiment - Printed
Flower Brad - Queen and Co

I hope you enjoyed my two cards today and when the grey skies come I'll be ready with my scoring board in one hand and my glue gun in another and I'll face it like a woman! LOL


Juls said...

wow Katie, both of these are just brill!!! Hugs Juls

Allison said...

they are both so cute

Cheryl said...

Both cards are great! I love they way you used the ribbon on the Meljen's Designs cat card.

Thank you for joining us for Meljen's Designs first challenge. I hope you will join us again. Good luck!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous image, and yes I suppose patience does need rewarding. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the Challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

Jill said...

All your cards are gorgeous but I love the one you have done for our challenge at Kaboodledoodles, my favourite colours are blue and green! Thanks for joining in. Jill

Unknown said...

Both are so cute and gorgeous Katie.

Thank you for joining us over at Pollycraft with card 1 and Magical Crafts with card 2.


Joanne xx

Lauretta See said...

gorgeous.. love them both :)

Thank you for joining the first MELJENS DESIGN challenge. Good luck!

mudmaven said...

What wonderful cards! Love the girl image you chose for our Kaboodle Doodle challenge - thanks so much for playing along. ~chris

jackiescrafts said...

Great card what a fun image, thanks for joining in at MCFC

Jackie x

Joey said...

Hiya Katie

Hahaha love the sentiment on your kitty card :O)

Your pixie card is absolutley stunning! gorgeous colours and layout.Thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Joey said...

Hiya Katie

Hahaha love the sentiment on your kitty card :O)

Your pixie card is absolutley stunning! gorgeous colours and layout.Thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Sue said...

2 very gorgeous and cute cards,thank you for joining us at pollycraft


Emma said...

Both adorable cards, love the images and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Annie said...

Fabulous cards. Love the C.C. Designs one especially.
Thanks for sharing with us at The Pink Elephant.
Ann xxx

the crafty duck said...

Two fabby cards, love Heidi and your kitty on the 2nd card is so cute and perfect for our challenge!! Great sentiment too!! thanks for playing at MCFC, love Steph

Northern Girl Stamper said...

They are both tooooo cute!!!! Thank you for Joining Meljen's 1st Challenge... Good Luck!

Faye said...

Both your cards are fantastic, I just love them and am so pleased I stopped by. Thanks for playing at Kaboodles. x

Faye said...

Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

merniebug said...

Love that Meljen kitty. Great job on all your cards.

Linda Ledbetter said...

These are fab, and I LOVE that fishing kitty image!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers!

Crafteezee said...

Hi Katie, lucky you, all that extra crafting time. What have you done with the kids? Fab card as always, and agree with you, she is a little cutie with many uses. Thanks for joining us on our first challenge with Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Queen La Rubba said...

Are we allowed to say the card is so super cute when it is for a Man?? Cause' this is way cute! Love the image and the colors!!
Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
I invite you to hop on over and entering my candy give away!!

gina g said...

Gorgeous cards hunny, i must say i had to laugh at the cats cheeky grin. Thanks for joining Crafts and Me for our first challenge. luv gina xx

I have a sweet pea stamp up for grabs on my blog. xx

Julie Riley said...

Gorgeous cards, what a cheeky little cat. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

Sue from Oregon said...

cute, cute,cute, cute, cute...what more can I say!

Debs said...

Hi Katie
Both cards are gorgeous.
I love the ribbon flower and the embissing on the second card. Thanks for taking on my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

wow katie you have been busy, I love your card for SS but the pixie on your Pollycraft card is coloured so beautifully and loving the colour combo too, im really into my blues and greens right now!
Hi, beautiful spring card

Thank you for joining us this week for a Pollycraft & Sweet Stampin challenge, hope you come back again soon
love emma xxx

issy said...

Stunning work, and the image is adorable.

Thanks for playing along with CFM this week


Amy said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

WickedPixie said...

So cute! Thanks for playing in the ATS challenge this week! :-)Traci

Donna C said...

Love your image on the second card ... too cute ! Thanks for joining us at Drunken Stampers this week :-)

Kimberly S said...

Both cards are fabulous! Your Tom Cat fishing is so fun, and I love the layout you used putting him in a circle. Thanks so much for joining us this week for the 1st Meljen's Designs challenge! :)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

These colours are so spring! Together with this image, the pretty borders and flowers it is a lovely card.

Love from AFA?!


Anonymous said...

Your card's are gorgeous, you colour beautifully...

Thank's for challenging yourself with Craftycardmakers this week

Benzi said...

Glad you joined the StampinB this week with your humorous and adorable card. Gave me a smile.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Love them both, your detail is amazing and coloring is perfect!
Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!!
Dee (Spryte)

Julie said...

What a brilliant fun card,I love the cheery colours you've used ! x

CuddlyBunny said...

Great designs! I'm loving the layers of different embossed patters on the second card.

gina g said...

Gorgeous card love the image and colours. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats this week. luv gina xx

Gail said...

sweet image. lovely colors and sketch!! ty for sharing your entr in the DS's no dp.challenge..loves ya

Vixykins said...

Both lovely projects and yes using no dp's can be quite a challenge! Love the heidi image too, fab work hunny x

Wearing 2 hats so thank you for challenging yourself at crafty cardmakers and for joining in crafts and me's 1st challenge x

Lilacanglia said...

Both are great cards,
Loving Heidi in the flowers,
Thanks for joining in at Kaboodle Doodles this week,