Friday, October 26, 2012

You Float My Boat and Happy Holidays


Hooray! I got my craft on! Tonight I was itching to colour and to make a card! When I saw the sketch at There She Goes, I got out some of my There She Goes Stamp Sets and looked for a fun image to play with. I love my Copics and when I saw the Colours at the Play Date Cafe, I just knew I had to play along! The colour story was so pretty and the coffee napkin had a nautical theme...this inspired me even more!


My card came together quickly, and I cut the strips of designer paper into 1" strips and then spread them out across a white card base. I chose this paper by Bella BLVD because it looked like waves to me. The twine is from Hemptique and had a bit of sheen to it. 


{Supplies Used}
Stamps: There She Goes-Float My Boat
Inks: Copics, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Papers: Bella BLVD, Flourishes White CS, Soft Suede CS
Extras: Hemptique Twine
Technique: Paper Piecing the Flag onto the boat

I also decided to play along with a couple of other challenges as well!

Then I was inspired to play again!

The Retro Sketch this week was a great one, it could be taken in any direction and I wanted to ink up another set from There She Goes called "Snowy Days".  I bought this set a few months ago and I have not had the chance to ink it up! Tonight I pulled out my Memento Ink and my Copics and went to work! This card is clean and simple but will be easy to mail for Christmas!!! I bought this set because the dog reminded me of our dog Cyrus. I love his sweet markings.


{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Snowy Days-There She Goes
Inks: Copics, Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Papers: Gumball Gree, Flourishes White CS, My Mind's Eye
Extras: MFT Medium Scallop Edge
Technique: Dy Embossing

15 comments:

  1. Cute cards! I love the embossed, clean lines of the second card, and your first card is super cute, too. :)

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  2. Two great cards today! I just love the first with such a precious image and sentiment, and the embossing on the 2nd looks so fantastic and festive! Thanks for sharing my happiness in winning the CFC stamps release! I'm beyond excited!!! :)

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  3. Your little boat is SO charming - PERFECT use of the colors and sketch! Then the little conversation between snowman and puppy is so cute!

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  4. These are both super cute Lesley but the little fella in the boat is ADORABLE! Love the colors on that one ;)

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  5. Oh Lesley I love both of your cards, the layouts are fabulous and they're just so cute!

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge this week!

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  6. Very cute cards Lesley, what adorable images on both card. I think though the dog and his little guy are so sweet though.

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  7. Very cute cards! Love your coloring! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

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  8. You've been busy! Both are gorgeous, but I really the coloured guy in his boat - just fabulous!

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  9. OMGosh, these are BOTH ADORABLE!!! Love that TSG sketch and that little image is as sweet as can be!

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  10. Two adorable cards, Lesley! I'm so glad you got some time in the craft room. I just saw your beautiful Santa as a winner on CAS(E) this Sketch! Congratulations!

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  11. Both of these cards are so so cute Lesley!

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  12. Wow!! Beautiful card!
    I saw the first one on TPDCC blog and I had to come see!
    So lovely! Those stamps seem awesome!

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  13. This is so pretty!!

    Thank you for entering our Ribbon or Twine challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  14. These are both lovely! I like the soft blue & brown color combo in your first card and the bright vibrant colors in your second. Thanks for joining us at TSG! Hope you will play along again with us!

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  15. super cards, love the images. thanks for joining Simply Create!!!

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Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)