Sunday, September 18, 2011




Hello again!  What fun things have you been up to this weekend?  Well, yesterday I had the good fortune to spend an evening with some crafting buddies and I also made some new friends in the process.  My friend, Denise, had a card making party at her house and asked me to teach a couple of card projects, which I was more than happy to do.  

We decided on two cards...one a Halloween card, the other a non-traditional Christmas card.  For the Halloween card, I decided to pull out my box of Penny Black "cute" images and see what popped out at me.  Yes, I really do have a whole box devoted to these sweet, quirky Penny Black characters.  I don't get to use them often enough, but they are wonderful and some of my favorites animal themed stamps.  The roly poly tabby is a reoccurring character and I love him because he reminds me of my big, fat fluffy black and white female kitty, Charlie.  She's a tiny young lady clocking in at a youthful 14 years of age and a svelte 18 lbs.  I kid you not, she really looks like this floofy kitty on my card.  She actually waddles when she walks and guess what...her brother is even bigger...LOL!  He is appropriately named Max ;D  

I colored the images with Copics, but tried to keep the colors to a minimum.  I believe I only used 9 or 10 colors on this.  I sponged a little Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans on the die cut panel and grounded everything with some fun orange and black DP.  Pretty simple card.  That yummy twine is by a company called Divine Twine and my mom actually sent me whole spools of this in black, red, and gray.  Yes, that's right.  WHOLE spools!  Am a spoiled brat, or what?  LOL! 

Okay, that's it for card number one.  Pop back in tomorrow and I'll share card number two.  

Until then, stay crafty!   

9 comments:

  1. fabulous card sheryl.


    greetings karin

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  2. Awesome Halloween card Cheryl, the background on the die cut looks great too, I thought you had airbrushed it, it looks that good. And yes you are a spoiled brat.LOL Hope you are keeping well.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  3. This is SO awesome! I LOVE the cute lil' images, the LO, and the graphic DP's you used!

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  4. This card was so fun to make!! The Xmas card was way cool!!!! Thank you again for spending time to teach us some of your awsome card makin' skills XOXO

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  5. Great card. Super cute images, especially that floofy cat.

    Your coloring is fabulous, as usual.

    Your mom is fabulous too for sending you entire spools of that twine, especially the black/white one that you can color with your Copics...

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  6. Love your cute Halloween card! Those PB images are adorable!
    Hugs, Mom

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  7. That card is soooo aweesome !!
    love the coloring !!

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  8. Too cute ... can't wait until tomorrow, I love untraditional ...

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  9. I like the card it is a cute card for halloween. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

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