Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Face-off and the last of the sneak peeks

I love the bright colors in this kids' playroom. Here's the card it inspired. Have fun! Be sure the put FFIF7 in the key words when you upload!

I made this card for one of my son's birthdays. The only inspiration I took from the room was the colors, which I thought were perfect for a birthday card. I stamped "Sometimes you're the bug" and colored it a great green color with my copics, then added some brightly wrapped gifts in the back with "In the Bug". The card base is a lime green bazzilllayered with black and basic grey dp. The panel is basic grey, which I cuttlebugged with the birthday embossing folder, matted with black, which I cut with some decorative scissors. Finally, I stamped the sentiment on basic grey, matted with black and punched with oval punches and added some more birthday gifts.
Doesn't Charlie Horse make a cute snowman? This is the new "Charlie Snowhorse" available Nov. 1st from Clear Dollar Stamps. I stamped him and then added lots of glitter for the snow and colored his scarf with, yep, you guessed it, copics. I framed him using this SEI frame from years ago and layered it with baja breeze, ridinghood red, and certainly celery. Then I added this great ribbon and cute charm frame, inside which I put a silver snowflake. The card base is ridinghood red, layered with certainly celery and baja breeze.

Here's another one with charlie snowhorse. I stamped Charlie and this time just added accents of blue glitter. I sponged the bg with bayou blue lightly and added bits of white glitter for snow. I used my nesties to cut him into a circle and matted him with a chocolate chip circle. The base of the snow globe is part of a trophy, which I cut with my cricut using the Disney Cars cartridge. The card base is grey layered with this great SU dp from last Christmas and black with another dp from the same set. I corner punched black and sage shadow and added those to the corner with a little gem.
This is another Nov. 1st release, Rodney Deer. I figured most people would use this for Christmas, so I wanted to give another spin on it. Besides, it was my friend, Cathie's birthday! I stamped the cute little guy on this SU dp and then again on white paper. I colored the white one and cut out the body, mounting it over the one on the dp. I used rub ons to write "Happy birthday (deer image) Cathie, Happy birthday to you!" and the presents are also rubons. I layered this with real rust, more dp and stuck it to the wild wasabi card base.
Well, I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks. Be sure to visit again. I'm working on the December projects right now and I'm really proud of how they are turning out!




15 comments:

Angie Williams said...

That charlie Horse is sooo cute!

LLB said...

Nancy, I'm sure that your friend, Cathi loved this little Rodney the deer birthday card! It is soooo cute!

LLB said...

I forgot to add in my last post, how much I love your Charlie cards! So much detail and interest on each one...love your sneak peeks!

Joan Ervin said...

Love all your cards, Nancy....such gorgeous designs!!! I especially love charlie in the snowglobe...such a clever idea!!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What fun creations!!!

:-)

Cook22 said...

Loved this challenge - and they're colours I'd normally steer a mile from. Great card with the Beetle and that perfect bright balloon birthday paper.
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Carmen said...

What a cute Charlie Horse!! What great creations and TFS!

Melissa said...

Wow. When I opened your blog I saw that gorgeous room and said wow!! What a great image to be inspired by

I love clear dollar stamps, I better not look at the new releases, my credit card is on a diet! lol

Nice to meet you..

Melissa Dahan
SCS Blogger 3 Sister

Tori Wild said...

Adorable cards Nancy-- I LOVE the color inspiration room-- those bright color accents on the cards is fantastic.

Stephanie said...

great cards, love them all... Have added you to my blog roll and look forward to getting to know everyone in our group.

Michelle Walpole said...

Well the snowhorse has me in stitches! I have never seen a snowhorse stamp before. Love the card done with him. I DID look after I stopped chortling!

Cheers,
Michelle
(Qld, Australia)
SCS BLogger 3

Jaspere said...

Cute. I love the bright colors and hope to try to complete more challenges.

Kristin said...

Your kids' playroom is awesome and I love the card it inspired... always looking for cards for the birthday parties we attend.

Your other cards are so cute, makes me want to buy more stamps!

Laurie tx stamper said...

So many super cute creations! Wonderful work!

Saxontoy said...

I just love the charlie snowman, great job.