Sunday, February 26, 2012

Card-a-Copia: The Luck o' the Irish and a Big Dog

I always wanted to be more Irish than I actually am, and not just so I can legitimately drink green beer on March 17th!  So, to make up for the genetic miscalculation perpetrated by my parents, I make cards for St. Patrick's Day.  This year's offering is based on a digi by Some Odd Girl -Tiny Tia.

Stamp:  Tiny Tia digi stamp (Some Odd Girl), clover in speech bubble (Michaels)
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  Denim Clover, Denim Geometric, Denim Dots, Denim Stripes "Lucky Me" (Yellow Bicycle)
Misc.:  rhinestones (Queen & Co.), clover pin (unknown), ribbon (Artco)

What's not to like about Eat Cake Graphics?  I mean really, those images are just so darned cute and evoke memories we can all identify with.  (Seriously, if you are a cat and haven't actually flown on an extra large flashlight, wouldn't you dream of doing just that?)

Stamps: Sparky's a Big Dog (Eat Cake Graphics) 
Inks:  Copics,  Tea Dye distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Max & Whiskers "Goldie/Max (Basic Grey), black and red (Cor'dinations)
Misc.:  heart brad (unknown), baker's twine (Whisker Graphics), rhinestone (Recollections)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Card-a-Copia: More love crap

Yes, it is a mystery as to why I design well-more Valentine cards than I will ever use.  Thank you for asking.  So, to slip further into the mire of Valentine's Day sweetness, here are a few more cards.

This card is a 5 1/2" square card that will definitely cost more in postage because of that beautiful red heart charm that was originally a pair of earrings.  I bought out nearly all the store had when they were going out of business, so expect to see red, clear and green heart charms embellishing cards for many years to come!

Stamps:  "My Heart" digi (D'Arcy's Diaries)
Ink:  Copics
Paper:  black (Stampin Up!), Persuasion Cut Outs "A Gift of  Love" (Bo Bunny)
Misc.:  ribbon (unknown), rhinestones (Michael's), heart charm (The Dollar Store)

This cute project uses Sophie Willoughby and Her Letter, a wonderful image by Eat Cake Graphics.  I used part of a sticky note to cover the reference to Santa and wrote a Valentine greeting in the resulting empty space.  Inside the tin are envelopes with Valentine coupons.  (This would be a much more meaningful project for me if I actually had a human dude to give it to.  The cats just don't get Valentine's Day...)

Stamps:  Sophie Willoughby and Her Letter (Eat Cake Graphics)
Ink:  Copics
Paper: A Gift of Love "Heart Throb" (Bo-Bunny)
Misc.  ribbon (Stampin' Up!) sticker (Stampendous), computer-generated coupon

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Card-a-Copia: RCC39 and Crafty Contagion Flying Thing

This card is designed for the "flying things" challenge at Crafty Contagion and the "Anything Goes" challenge at Ribbon Carousel Challenge.  The image is a baby angel from LiaStampz.  (Please click on it to see it in much better color!)

Stamps:  Charm (digi stamp from LiaStampz)
Ink: Copics
Paper:  red and green (Core'Dinations),  stars (American Crafts)
Misc.:  ribbon (Michaels), Stickles, stars and sentiment (K & Co.), Nestabilities, baker's twine (Whisker Graphic)