Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Crafty Day



I had the entire house to myself all day today, and managed to make 4 cards before needing to dash off to pick my girls up from school.  







My first card is for this week's Make it Monday 111:  Watercoloring Embossed Images, Simon Says Stamp challenge of April Flowers, and this week's Tuesday Trigger of Magical Magnolias.  I embossed the large flower bouquet image from Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, and then watercolor painted the image with PTI reinkers in Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst and Scarlet Jewel.  The card really looks like a burst of springtime, which suits today's weather in San Diego to a 'T'.


Edited to add:  I am linking the next three projects to the The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.







Next up is my entry for this week's 10 Minute Craft Dash #15.  I made this card in 8 minutes 6 seconds, which is actually much longer than I thought it would take, as it is a very simple card.  The most time consuming parts--embossing the front panel, and cutting and applying all the dimensional foam bits to adhere the card front to the base.  The actual stamping part probably took less than 1 minute.  Interesting to see where the time actually goes.










I really liked the look of my simple birthday card, and decided to make another one, this time using the colors of this month's Cards Blog Challenge







My last card is for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch CTS #23.  My youngest daughter loves owls and soccer.  Her dad is taking her to State Cup competition this weekend, while I stay home with our oldest.  I will be tucking this card into her suitcase.  Her team colors are Red, White and Black--Go Lightning!




Supplies Used (PTI):

Celebrate Today

Stamps:  Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, Bountiful Banners
Paper:  White
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Hibiscus Burst, Reinkers:  Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Hibiscus Burst and Scarlet Jewel
Other:  Bountiful Banners Die, White Filigree Embossing Powder

Happy Birthday (2 cards)
Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Think Big Favorites
Paper:  White
Ink:  SU Brocade Blue, Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist or Limeade Ice
Other:  Impression Plate--Linen/Canvas or Sunshine, Ellen Hutson Sequins

Be Your Best
Stamps:  Allstar Additions, Hero Arts Newspaper Owl
Paper:  White, Red
Ink:  Colorbox Dragonfly Black
Other:  Black Embossing Powder, Heart Prints die, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me die, Ranger Crackle Accents


Thanks for Visiting

28 comments :

  1. I love all your cards! But then, I always do ;) How nice for you to have time to do 4 cards today! What a treat!

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  2. You must be in crafting heaven! These are all beauties. Especially the bouquet! You're on a roll!

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  3. Four fantastic cards! Love the Watercolor Wonder projects..... such great color(s), and the pink bouquet is so feminine and pretty!

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  4. Lucky you having all that time to craft. I have been helping my daughter-in-law study for her NCLEX eam this past month (6 hrs a day + 1 hr commuting time)
    Your cards are lovely. I love the colorfulness of those pink flowers. Your watercoloring is gorgeous.

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  5. Have I told you lately how stinkin' talented you are? All of your projects are so fantastic Joyce, your embossing watercolour is my favourite. Must CASE this but need the stamps first. LOL

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  6. Hi Joyce. Thanks for the heads up about "word verification". I am new at blogging and wasn't sure what it was. Now I do ;) (And I've turned it off!)

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  7. These are all fantastic. Your first card is breathtaking. The next two really are making me want to purchase that set. And your owl card is darling.

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  8. What a fun and productive day you had, Joyce. All of the cards are special, but I especially like the tulip bouquet. It is gorgeous. Good luck to your daughter at States.

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  9. Fabulous cards Joyce but my favourite has to be the gorgeous tulips.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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  10. Joyce, you're amazing! That first card is spectacular. Love the banner placement. :-)

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  11. Wonderful encouragement card - love the bold red stripes! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  12. What a great set of cards Joyce and how great to have a whole day to yourself for a change. I absolutely love the first card - spring on a card as far as I'm concerned and we are still waiting for spring to arrive in cold, damp Manchester!

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  13. Beautiful cards...all of them!

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  14. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Dash card Joyce - FAB combo of colours & sequins!
    So glad you joined in the fun at the 10 Minute Craft Dash - hope to see you again soon :)

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  15. LOVE the tulips with the banner - great combination! I recognize the Lightning colors - my son's BFF used to play for them (now plays for the Breakers) - good luck to your daughter this weekend!

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  16. Another round of amazing cards. Your bouquet card is gorgeous!

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  17. Your floral bouquet is gorgeous. Every time you use Watercolor Wonder I keep bumping that set to the top of my wish list, and these two cards are no exception. Your "Be Your Best" is beautifully executed. Great job on all those challenges!

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  18. Oh wow, you have been a busy crafter! Each of these cards are so lovely. I particularly love your Craft Dash entry though- such a perfect way to highlight the three colors!

    Thank you for joining along in the 10 Minute Craft Dash. I hope to see you for the next challenge!

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  19. Joyce all of your cards are just beautiful but that bouquet of tulips is just stunning. They look so real, you are so good at this watercolor thing too. Your 10 minute dash card it pretty cute too, but then I always love your work. I just can't get past that tulip card, just amazing!

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  20. Awesome cards, Joyce! The first one is a real stunner - the watercolouring looks amazing and I love the banner you used for the sentiment. The second and third are so bright and cheery and I especially love the one with the embossed background. And your CTS card is so perfect for your daughter. Love it! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  21. These are all great, Joyce! My favourite though is the one with the tulips-- it's gorgeous, my friend!

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  22. Love them all! Your watercolor tulips are gorgeous! Sound like a fun day!

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  23. More watercolor goodness ... I hope you'll continue with this look! It gives such an artistic flair to your cards! And I do wonder all the time .. where has the time gone?! Especially when I haven't even completed one card to show for my time in the craft room : ) Hope the State Cup is going well!

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  24. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  25. Four cards in one day! I am so jealous, Joyce! I tried to make something tonight but it all ended up in the trash.

    I absolutely love the pattern that you stamped with those envelopes, and the colors in your watercolor cards are perfect & so fun. The sequins look great! The owl is just so cute, too.

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  26. Amazing cards, Joyce! Love them all!

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  27. Those tulips are gorgeous!!

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  28. Hey Joyce! Thanks also for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

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