Sunday, March 10, 2013

Weekend Review

Happy Sunday evening! We spent our first weekend of this year at our other property, Baby Creek; our home away from home. The weather was in the 50s both days and at least there was no rain. We didn't see any deer but the redheaded woodpeckers and nuthatches paid us a visit. I so enjoy the birds that come to our feeders. I am looking forward to the hummingbirds return. When we got to the property Friday evening a bird bumped into the door as if to say, "Hey, the bird feeder is empty!" so of course we had to oblige them. I got some much needed time to catch up on a few things and also had some time to play. Here are a couple of my creations.

I am using this as a birthday card. The image and sentiment are from Doodle Pantry called Vintage Bicycle. I added some patterned paper for the background. Otherwise it was just cut with Spellbinders dies: circle, scalloped circle , fluer de lis, and a tag die. I am entering these challenges: Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge: Bingo card; dies, designer paper and ink (hard to tell but the tag is inked on the edges); and Lady Anne's Friday sentiment challenge: anything goes.

My second card features an image by Beccy's Place and the sentiment is from Hero Arts birthday sentiments. I used my Scor-Pal to emboss the lines on top and sponged some inl to spread the light and darlen the other areas. It's difficult to see in the picture but the lamp and ink bottle are popped up. I am entering this card into Beccy's Place challenge for March (use any of her images) and Paper Playtime challenge: anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and a marvelous start to your week! I hope to find out this week if I got the new job I interviewed for. I'm looking forward to finally finding out.



Shelly Schmidt said...

You have been busy- and how fun to be able to have creative time! Love the bike image and the dies you used and color accents. Oh that pen and light with the book is so dang cool! Love the ink you added on the page and how you popped up the image. I'll have to pop over to Beccy's Place...have not been there is a while!

Janis said...

This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Dawn Frost said...

I haven't used the bike yet, I just love it! I really like how you did the soft glow of the lamp too!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Donna, both cards are outstanding.
Love how you framed and colored the vintage bike. Great background paper too.

Love the second image. What a great design. Love the sponging on the base and lamp.

Debbie said...

These are both awesome!! I really love the color/design of the vintage bike card!!

Stef H said...

love that bicycle. both are stunning.

rain with a little snow mix and it's still too cold for me. so i'll hibernate a few more days - LOL.

at least i got my stamp organization done. i'll take a break for a day to give my fingers and shoulders a rest and then play, play, play.

have a great week.

hugs :)

Angelique said...

These are great. Both images are so well coloured and love the paper you've used on the first card.
Thank you for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne.

Huggsss, Angelique

Lorie said...

What super fun crafty time you had! Recently I've been choosing relaxing over crafting. Having a job really crimps my crafting!

Glenda Atkins said...

Two terrific cards Donna, really love the bicycle card with the wonderful background you gave it, great colours and Paper!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - love the bike - and how simple and easy - well sort of - you have to have the idea right??? Waiting here for a bit warmer days to pull our camper out - DH fishes and I "craft" and read.

Susan Sieracki said...

Oh wow...I don't remember seeing that bike and I thought I looked at all the images. That is fantastic and a must have. I love the colors you chose...makes me want to go for a bike ride on a nice Spring day!

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Carolyn King said...

Beautiful cards! Glad you got to escape to nice weather---we filled out birdfeeder on a warm day on the weekend and the birds had eaten all the bird feed in about 10 minutes! ha!

Berni Cuttino said...

Charming, beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Cards By Lady Anne. We look forward to seeing you again.

Beccy said...

Two wonderful cards Donna, great job! I really like how you've used the lamp and quill image, I think keeping the rest of the card simple is exactly what it needs, so well done.

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