Sunday, September 5, 2010

Is It Tea Time or Halloween??!

Hello Stamping Friends! I have two cards to share with you today - both from the weekend challenges over at Split Coast Stampers.
First up - for the Inspiration Challenge - Guest Hostess Anne had a great web store - Elizabeth Embellishments - to inspire us this week (thanks Anne!) I was inspired by this pretty Bird Table ClockI've been wanting to use this fun cuckoo clock from Rubbernecker Stamps and thought here was the perfect opportunity! I added a Spellbinders bird (used the smallest bird as the wing!) and a sentiment from the Rubbernecker Tea Time Set #457. My card is 6"x6"
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Spring Time Pals Cuckoo clock # 304-13, Sentiment - Tea time set #457
Paper: rustic white - unknown, dark chocolate, Library ledger, green boutique - PTI, baja breeze - SU
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: small oval punch - SU, spellbinders bird, brad - Basic Grey, foam dimensionals, sponge and applicator - Inkssentials Ranger

My second card was made CASEing a card by Stampingout (Emily) who was the featured stamper. I have been in her gallery a lot as she participates in many of the same weekly challenges that I do.
I chose this Flower Die Cut card to CASE. I recently unearthed this fun Cosmo Cricket Halloween rub ons set in my craft room - I purchased it last year but 'lost' it in my stack of DP's I guess!!! (Have you ever done that?!) I thought it would work well in my case of Emily's card.
I changed the topic from flowers to Halloween and added a piece to the top right corner. I sponged around all the edges with my trusty Ranger Tea Dye Distress ink (how did I ever live without that?!? LOL!!)
Today is my birthday (!) so Kent and I are off to Gloucester, MA to check out the Cape Ann Museum there and maybe to hike through Dogtown.
Stamps: none
Paper: Kraft - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Rub On's - Haunted, sponge & applicator Inkssentials Ranger, paper piercer


Riet said...

This is so wonderful creations Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Velta said...

I am lovin this Julia! You have so many ways to create a card...I guess I should say you have many styles. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are so cool, but of COURSE I am digging the primitive Halloweeny one the mostest! I LOVE IT! And I just visited WMS...oh no...not a musical sneaky peek...I am beside myself with glee! I can't wait to see a Julia sample with it!!!!!

Sharli said...

Oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julia!!! I hope it was the best ever!! HUGS!

Your cards are darling - the bird and clock are very good - the Halloween card is fun (only a little scary)! Nice!


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a great card -- clean, crisp and fresh. And yes, I always lose stuff in my mountain of supplies, but it is an unexpected pleasure when i finally rediscover my lost and forgotten "treasures"!

Francie G. said...

Love the wonderful clock and the cute bird! Wonderful holloween creation, also!

Happy Birthday!

Bev J. said...

That clock image I really like-neat card as is the Halloween one. Hope your birthday was special for you with many more to come!

LaurieJ said...

Happy Birthday Julia! Hope you had a lovely day yesterday.

Love your cards. The Halloween one is so cute! And you were SO inventive creating the bird's wing from the smaller die. Very clever!

Monique said...

Great cards Julia What a fun Halloween card!!! Love the spider web and goofy pumpkins!! Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful projects, Julia! so pretty!

Peggy said...

Fantastic creations Julia!