Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kraft, Blue, and White...

Woo Hoo - I am so excited because today is Colour Create Day!!! For the last challenge, I was so under-the-weather that I just didn't really get to participate.

For this challenge, Chris has chosen the most lovely colour combo:

Isn't that great! I love those soft colours together! And we have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge:

The Rubber Room is offering a gift certificate as the prize for this challenge. Head over to Colour Create to get the details.

On to my cards:

I have been making lots of Valentines lately, but not using the traditional red and pink colours. For this card, I used the new Tiny Treats: Valentine set from Papertrey Ink. That set contains the cutest little images and sentiments! Stay Tuned because I am working on my kids Valentines for school and I am using that same set for those! I will post those in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, here is a close-up of the little boat image. I sewed the little ruffle so that the thread would look like waves - well that was my intent anyway - ha ha! I am going to enter this card into the Just Us Girls Challenge as well, where the challenge is to use sewing on your project.

Up next, a tribute to one of my favorite beverages... Coffee! Well, I guess this card could apply to tea or latte's or espresso....

I had all kinds of ideas for this card - and it started out completely differently! Then I found this little sentiment on the Cricut Graphically Speaking cartridge, and I just had to use it!

I stamped the little circles with the Papertrey Ink Background Basics Retro set. I inked all of the edges with PTI Dark Chocolate ink.

If you get a chance, please head on over to all of the other design team members blogs. They all have some beautiful creations to share with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

{You Float my Boat Details}
Solid Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock: DCWV
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Valentine set
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI Spring Rain
Embossing with Cuttlebug Swirls folder
Misc: gems

{It does a Body Good Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Background Basics Retro
Ink VersaMagic Sea Breeze, PTI Dark Chocolate
Buttons: PTI Aqua Mist
Cricut cartridges used: Graphically Speaking, Gypsy Wanderings, Don Juan, Beyond Birthdays
Misc: ribbon, Stickles, hemp cord, Whispers Holograph Embossing powder


Di said...

These are just fabulous Deanne!! love how you come up with these ideas! soooclever girl!!
love them!

Hugs Di xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

These are so totally awesome!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, your cards are just stunning Deanne. Your stitching is fantastic in fact, its all fantastic !!!

Love 'n' hugs,

Jo xxx

Robin McK said...

Cute with a capital "C"!

Sharon said...

You amaze me every week Deanne. Such fantastic creations and every time you look at them you notice something else. These cards are no exception. It's great to have you back feeling better too.
Sharon xx

Rica said...

Adorable Deanne, I love how you use cute little images, fantastic ruffling and stitching. Love your little cups and saucers and the sentiment is awesome.
hugs Heather xx

Dena said...

Wow! You are soooo very clever Deanne! These are awesome! I love the ribbon with the wavy stitching! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Dena

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All of these cards are so sweet & adorable Deanne! I especially like the way you made the stitching look like waves under the boat :) Very creative! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique - stitching challenge! Hope you come play on Saturday!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome cards, Deanne
Your details and designs are fabulous, love how you stitched the pleats, looks great!!

Karen x

Chris said...

Beautiful cards Deanne, I adore your style and the wave sewn ruffle is such an amazing detail. I'll email you re SS :D, sorry it's taken me so long. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris