Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren

Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Classic

Hi everyone.  Thanks for all your well wishes.  My leg is finally healing good, no more pain when I walk.  It will probably be a few more weeks before it is healed,but I'm on the mend!

I have a masculine card to share with you today.  A co-worker needed a card for her Grandpa. She requested an 'old car' image if I had one because he loves cars.  I knew I had something that would fit her request. 


The stamp set I used is from Justrite called - Going places Vintage labels.   I stamped it on rustic white using black memento.  Coloured the image using copics - R27, R29, E81, E87. I used the custom die to cut it out from the set called Vintage Label & Banner die.

Designer paper is from  Studio Calico - called Classic Calico collection vol.2.  Finished off with a couple of antique gold brads in the center of the wheels and some cream/red ribbon.  Finished size 5.5 x 5.5. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again real soon.

Pauline

Sunday, July 21, 2013

a mishap and a card

Hi.  Hope all is well with all of you.  I have been out of commission for a week or so, I took a terrible fall last saturday while we were at the Cheltenham Badlands.  I lost my footing slid down a cement embankment (it's made up of shale and limestone - so basically it's hard and rough like cement)and litterly tore off the skin on my right lower leg from my shine over about 4 inches wide and 5 inches long, as well as a couple of huge spots down by my ankle. If you look at the link for the badlands the rolling hills don't look that steep, but let me tell you I was a the top and they are much steeper, I'm estimating I slide down about 10-12 ft. I was able to go to work, but found with sitting at my desk job all day long my foot would swell, so at night I elevated and applied ice.  The pain got worse to put any pressure on my shin when I would stand up after sitting for a while or laying down I ended up going to emerg saturday night.  I was given some antibiotics, so today is day one one them, I hope I feel some relieve soon.  It's starting to scab over, but still very tender. I'm sure I have badly traumatized my leg- hence the pain and the swelling. Okay enough about me, lets get on to the real reason for my post. 

I thought I would pop in today to show you a baby card  I made for a gal at work.  It was so simple I ended up doing 5 of them.  If you are a local and would like to see it up close and personal, then stop in at Paper Pickle.  Kim has one in the store on display (or maybe for sale, I'm not sure).


I used white card stock 100lb weight, and these are the dies I used:

Memory Box - baby carriage
Spellbinders - Floral ovals
Justrite dies - vintage label  & banner dies
SU - embossing folder
Verve - small phrases - sentiment

Other supplies - white 1/4" silk ribbon - PTI, pearls, and a small yellow rose.

I used some pop dots to pup up the carriage, just to give it some dimension. For the sentiment, because it is a clear stamp I was able to kind of mold it to the curve I needed to fit in the banner piece.

Now how simple is all this??   

Well that's it for me for this time around.  Off to lay down for a bit and give my leg some ice.  

Thanks for stopping in, and have yourself a wonderful week.

Pauline

 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy anniversary...

Hi everyone!  I just thought I would do a quick post to share a card I did a couple of weeks ago.
I had a request for some Anniversary cards.  Not sure what I really wanted to do for the cards, I searched out Pinterest - WOW you can find anything on there.  I must say I spend many hours looking through all the card galleries.  Lots and lots of talent there for sure.

I came away with quite a few ideas.  This is one that I did.  I should of booked marked the person so i could of given her credit.  Will remember that for next time.

So this is what I came up with,


It was a rather quick card to put together.  Card measures
 5 x 5.  DP is from Kaisercraft - Devonshire Collection. Sentiment is from Verve - Small Phrases.
Dies used are Spellbinders - Floral ovals, and oval, MFT - Fishtale Flag stax, Memory Box - tender leaves, Marianne designs - for the leaves at the top and bottom - sorry no name on the package. Martha Stewart border punch. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts in the UK.

Finished off with some pearls, and I used some glossy accents on the leaves to resemble water droplets.

Thanks for stopping by, see you again real soon.

Pauline