Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Goodness, Goodness and MORE Goodness

And, most of the goodness comes from sketches but also from some great online challenges. 
To start off my post, I am showing you my Card Positioning Systems blog card for this week. Our sponsor is Paper Pretties and I just fell in love with this adorable little skating girl.  Notice that great embossed cardstock for the card base.  It is Core Impressions by Core'dinations. That means it comes with that embossed design in it already and I slightly sanded it.  They aren't snowflakes but they look like it here.
This set comes with several little snowflakes so I used some of them to create a snow scene.  The girl is colored with Copic makers.  Her handwarmer and ear muffs are accented with Glitter 3-D Fashion paint by Tulip. I love how that is just enough added glitter and bling.
For this card, I started out with the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this week.  Their sponsor is Layers of Color so I used a free digi download from LOC for my card, that is that great sentiment.  The flower is cut out of a piece of SEI patterned paper.  This great, golden orange flower plus the white space for the sentiment made this card fit in with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger for this week and the colors fit with the Colour Q challenge
Once I downloaded the sentiment, I opened a WORD document and inserted it.  From here, I could size this to the exact size I wanted to work with. This download could be printed out just about any size and another great reason to use something like this is that I could make multiple cards by repeatedly printing out the verse. 
And, I also found time to play with the Card Patterns sketch.  This gave me a chance to use my new Wplus9 Designs Studios medallion stamps.  I thought they looked like they could be snowflakes. 
My very newest purchase is this great set of Spellbinder Nestabilities and I thought they were perfect to go along with the sketch.  I kept the Nestabilitie in place once the shape was cut out and embossed and sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist.  I did a little bit of accenting with a matching Copic marker. 
Gotta share some photos from this last week...
This last Saturday was my grandsons last soccer game of this season and in the last quarter he played the position of goalie. You can see by these photos that he really showed them how to do it. Just like this, he stopped the ball several times.
And had great form as he kicked the ball back into the game. 
Here is our little puppy today.  She has grown so much since we got her, she is now 6 months old and just as cute as ever.
I thought you might like to see where you can most often find our kitty cat! She is so intent as she watches anything that moves.
Plus, here is a photo of one of my  new Calla Lillies in our backyard. They are such a dark purple, some of them are almost black!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 192 – WINTER GREETINGS card

Materials:
Stamps courtesy of Paper Pretties
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper - BasicGrey
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear Embossing Powder – Stampendous
Copic Markers
Glitter 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Scallop circle punches and circle punches – PaperShapers
Sandpaper
Foam tape

BLESSED IS THE NATION… card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Moonrise collection/SEI (the flower is cut from one pattern)
Digital stamp for sentiment – Layers of Color
Self adhesive gems – Queen & Co.
Foam tape – 3M
Sandpaper

HAPPY HOLIDAYS card

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Couture and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – BoBunny (both sides)
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories
Border punch – Apron Lace/Fiskars
Snowflake stamp - Mehndi Medallions/Wplus9 Design Studios
Scallop Circle die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Blue Glimmer Mist spray – Tattered Angels
Buttons – PaperTrey, Inc.
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Foam tape – 3M
Sandpaper

25 comments:

Sylvia said...

I love all your cards, but I think my favorite is the one using the Card Patterns sketch. The photo's of the family are wonderful as well! Happy crafting to you tomorrow!

Sylvia said...

Sorry Linda, I missed that this card was entered in the ColourQ Challenge. It is a beautiful card as well and the colors are so nicely done! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Gorgeous cards Linda! I really love your fun take on the Card Patterns sketch. Those medallion stamps looks great!
So glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

E.T said...

wow! these cards are AMAZING! love all of them!

Terrie B x said...

Lots of `Gorgeousness` Linda..love all your cards..love the sentiment on your 2s4y card!!!
That Call Lily is `Beautiful` TFS
Have a fab week:) x

Casey Wright said...

Just beautiful! Your cards are lovely and your pictures are just too sweet :)

Sarah Mullanix said...

absolutely lovely work as always!! :)

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

*Vicki* said...

Linda, your creations are so stunning sweetie!! I love the colors and your take on the sketch for the top card!! Stunning designs on them ALL!! HUGS

whoistracy said...

What wonderful cards! So nice to see people outside enjoying GOOD weather this time of the year when it's just plain cold here. Thanks for joining us on Card Patterns.

Christa said...

Those are such beautiful cards Linda! And great photo of the doggie!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards (and photos)! Love that flower blossom for the Moxie Fab post - just beautiful with your sentiment and design.

Tracey Taylor said...

You much such beautiful cards!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Linda! Love the pics you shared too. Soccer has been done here for a couple of weeks. Miss it already. :)

Marcie said...

Beautiful cards Linda, I especially love the last one!

Malin said...

You are one talented cardmaker your cards look gorgeous!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Linda - your cards are gorgeous - I love the variety!! Your 2S4Y card is gorgeous and fits with the Trigger Tuesday Challenge beautifully - gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely comments on my Blog and congratulations for winning my Blog Candy - cant wait to see you use it! {{{hugs}}

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow, lots happening on your blog today, Linda! Pretty cards!

Diana Queen said...

Linda,
Wow! love your cards and pictures. Its always fun when someone in blogland shares a bit of themselves ;D. Your LOC card is totally luscious...The flower you cut out is divine!
Have a happy day!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards Linda and your photos as always are wonderful!

One4Joy said...

nice use of that pretty paper for your Trigger card. I love the scripture and seeing your cat...so typical is right!

Christina said...

These are all wonderful cards! My favorite is the last one with the Mehndi Medallions snowflakes-I just love that set! I also love how you cut out the big orange flower for the second card. Thanks for sharing with us at the ColourQ!

Renée said...

wow, lots to see in this post! love all your cards :)

Cath said...

Hey Linda! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Linda, your cards are always just perfect! That bloom is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with the colourQ!