Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Batch of Cards

Well, it's just been a busy, busy weekend.  =D  I've got another batch of cards...I hope you enjoy them!


First up, we have an autumn fairy card.  The image is from Saturated Canary.  Isn't she fabulous?!?  She's one of the images I won as part of a blog hop candy from Tracy. Image colored with Copics. The papers are from Bo Bunny.  The leaves and sentiment are from my stash.

Challenges:
Saturated Canary: Autumn Colors


This next card is using the beautiful Louise and Wreath by Guylou's Inimitability.  The papers are from DCWV. Flowers and circle sentiments are from my stash. Image colored with Copics, Stickles added to wreath and outlining most of the papers.

Challenges:
Guylou's Inimitability: Christmas with a Wreath Twist
Papertake Weekly: Christmas Crackers
Crafty Ann's: Sketch



This one is my very first trifold card.  I was so excited how it turned out!  The image is a recent freebie from Tiddly Inks, colored with Copics and stickles added to fur.  The papers are from TPC Studio. The main sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The skates and sentiment are from Dear Lizzy and American Crafts.  The snowflakes and penguin are from my stash.  You can't really see it, but the strips of paper on the top and bottom center say "Let it Snow". 

****************Also, a small tip!*************
 I don't know if you're like me, but I have a TON of scrap paper.  I love it, and still want to be able to use it on cards.  To be able to find what I want quickly, I have three photo boxes that I use for scraps.  I have them separated into warm, cool and neutral colors.  Then I know exactly what box to go to depending on the color scheme of my project!  Eventually I will add boxes for different seasons (i.e. Christmas, Halloween) to be able to find the papers even faster.  =D

Challenges:
Tiddly Inks: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: A Splash of Blue
Crafty Sentiments: Metal (The snowflakes on the front of the closed card are metal.)
Top Tip Tuesday: More than One Fold
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Winter Blues
Charisma Cardz: Snowflakes


This ATC was actually created for the Wicked Wednesday ATC challenge. Unfortunately, silly me didn't pay attention to the TIME of the due date and missed it by a couple of hours.  LOL  Just shows...make sure to PAY ATTENTION to the deadlines!  =D  I thought I would still show it off, though, since I spent so much time on it.  The image and sentiment are stamps by Penny Black.  I just love the Penny Black girls...though Mimi is definitely my favorite.  I won this stamp set as part of the Scrapfest  swag from Archiver's.  I colored it with Copics and glaze pens (for the outside  of the flower wrapper and the flower petals).  The paper is from DCWV, and I colored the flowers using Spica markers.  I then added Stickles to the center of the flowers.  You know me...can't create anything without Stickles! LOL  The ribbon and butterfly punches were from my stash.  I don't really do Thanksgiving cards, but I'm entering this into The Stamping Boutique's Thanksgiving/Give Thanks challenge.  I figure it is still a give thanks project.  If you do not agree, please feel free to remove me from the challenge entries.  =D

Wow, like I said...busy weekend!  Plus there were a few more I finished that you just don't get to see yet...they're part of my DT posts.  Bet you can't wait, huh? LOL  I hope you all have a fabulous week.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

39 comments:

Trina said...

Well, I saw your Tiddly Inks card on the blog and was coming to tell you how great it looks, but now that I see the whole thing, I have to tell you it's awesome! Congrats on your first trifold! (I haven't made it there yet...)

Before I got over here, I read what you said on my blog and was planning to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. So... Happy Thanksgiving!

And now that I'm here, I also noticed your spectacular card for the challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. Thanks for playing!

All of your cards look wonderful!!

LORi said...

Great card...so very cute!! Very happy you shared with SC this week!
Hugs -LORi

Cely said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! :) i love all of them! :) and thanks for the tip with the boxes... i'm using file folders currently, and my scrap papers are outgrowing their folders very quickly! it was either i use them ASAP (yeah, right!) or i find another idea. you're a lifesaver!

Denise and Louise said...

Wow what gorgeous cards and your Splash of Blue is beautiful - great fold.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Hugs
Denise xx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the folding. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

o my! u sure have been busy! these are all absolutely fabulous! FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

FYI... my papers are in a box on wheels and in 12x12 plastic folders (from michaels) and sorted by color. i have a large envelope in each one marked SCRAPS tho i also have a photobox of scraps which i'm very good about cleaning out if they haven't been used in a long time OR if they're just too darn small. there! now we shared! LOL.

have a truly blessed thanksgiving!

hugs :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

An awesome collection of cards sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

mforquer said...

OH what a fabulous set of cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that trifold - I've never tried one - but I think you've inspired me - gorgeous creation and I LOVE the little skates stamp you used! So adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!
Hugs,
M

Joey said...

Starla these are fantastic, love the intensity of the orange on the top card. Thanks for joining us at tiddlyinks. Joey x

Lisa M said...

Congratulations to you on this being your first ever Tri-fold shutter card. You would never know it..it looks like you've been making them forever! The color choices, the images and the DP are perfect. Nicely done and thank you for that most organized tip!
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our challenge.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Ann Whitfield said...

What a fabulous collection of cards! Thank you for joining in with our sketch at Crafty Ann's this time.
Ann x

Arabella said...

Lovely cards Starla! I just love your trifold Tiddly Inks card! It looks amazing!

Thanks for the scrap tip too... I will have to try that out!

Thanks so much for joining in the new Anything Goes challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Arabella

Jac said...

Lovely collection of cards, love your trifold, the image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Starla: Your cards are SO wonderful. You have quite an ecclectic design within your artistic ability...that is so neat to see. I love this little sweetie! the coloring is fabulous. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Divine love, Samara

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie, thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary this week ♥ Pops x

Lau W said...

Wow your trifold is fantastic, and the other cards too of course ! You're busy my friend. Love the colouring of the first, so sweet fairy, love her !
Hugs and kisses my friend !

Kim Kelley said...

DANG girl! You just whipped out the cards! I love them all! But I want to give you a specail thanks for entering our challenge at Guylou's! HUGS!!!

Kim Kelley said...

BTW you rocked the tri-fold card!

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Wow.....when you see the whole thing...just wow! :)

Elaine Stark said...

You have made a beautiful tri-fold card. They are good to used up your scraps of paper. Love your tip, very useful. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Lisa Jane said...

wow fab cards - love the shutter style card
thanks for joining us at LCI this week for our winter blues challenge
Lisa x

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Oh my gosh, what an intricate looking tri-fold card. Wonderful job. Can't believe it was your first, it's so well done.

Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week.

Ribbon Girl said...

You have been busyLove the tri fold card, and your card with wreath. Thanks for joining in with Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

Sara I. said...

Wow gf!! Lovin' the huge slew of creations!! Your Louise card is fabulous with that design! So happy you could play in our challenge at G's! xx

Bettina L. said...

I just love that trishuttercard you've made for christmas. The fold is lovely decorated with beautiful dp's and snowflakes and that teddy is lovely coloured. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tueday for another challenge. Hugs Bettina xx

Pami said...

Great cards! Love the last one, this type of fold is really effective must try one again soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

Annette said...

Great selection of cards. I'm so pleased you tried our tutorial on the tri-fold shutter card. And fab tip too. I have loads of scraps. Thanks for joining us at TTT for our fancy folds week. Annette xx

Amanda R said...

These are all great, you have been really busy! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

Loopylou. said...

hiyah starla!
omgosh hun, no wonder you were so excited about your tri fold tiddly card!! it is stunning. I haven't made a tri fold yet but this one is just so beautiful!
thank you so much for sharing it with us over on tiddly inks
hugs Lou xxx

DesignerDiva said...

WOW you have been busy! Some fabulous work here, I love the fancy fold blue card

Thanks for joining in the Winter Blues at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Star, your ATC is gorgeous! :) I am so sorry you missed the deadline! Don't you just adore those Saturated Canary images? She's having a sale today - check out her blog post for the coupon code - 35% off. I bought 5 new images. LOL
Have a fabulous day, my friend! xo

Samantha said...

fabulous cards, LOVE the tri fold shutter card so much its mega cute, Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our More than 1 fold challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

LaJanette said...

What a great Tri-fold shutter card! So glad that you gave it a try!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week and for sharing you tip too; hope to see you again next challenge:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Dora said...

Awww these are gorgeous, love the images, all so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xxx

Deneen said...

Love your tri-fold shutter card, very wintery:) Thanks for joining the More Than 1 Fold Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

Melissa said...

Oh, your sweet card definitely qualifies for the Thanksgiving challenge! :) How adorable is THAT?! Thanks for playing along over at The Stamping Boutique!

Marlena Peduzzi said...

All of your cards are wonderful but I have to say your fancy folded card is my favorite! So glad you could join us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Nina said...

A really great card with a very cute motiv and gorgeus papers.


Thanks for joining our "SNOWFLAKE" challenge at Charisma Cardz :)
Hugs, Nina.

Guylou said...

I loooooove it! What a wonderful design and your coloring is outstanding!!! Thanks for playing with us and for using one of my digis!
Cheers!
G