Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Couple of cards

This blogging group is really making me kick butt on the cards and layouts! I did these two cards the last couple of days and I have a scrapbook page almost done. The first card-I got out my Joy of Cardmaking magazine and just flipped to a page and used that sketch. I then grabbed a stamp set from my 'not used enough yet' pile and came up with with Crab and Company. So I made this crabby birthday card. Cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon from Stampin' Up (remember the old organdy ribbon? I still have a bunch of it). Colored with Copics (still having a hard time keeping the color from bleeding over the edges). Stamps are Crab and Company and Sandy Shells wheel. I had no idea what color a starfish is supposed to be so that's probably the wrong color. Oh well.


This is from Beate's sketch challenge. I didn't get it done in time but that's ok. It made me make a card and that's good. I normally don't post my Christmas cards and probably will not post any more this year until after Christmas. Some of the people on my Christmas card list read my blog and that's why. I'll just be sure to send this one to someone who doesn't read my blog. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up, patterned paper is the Snowy Jo line from Imaginisce (I love this pp-it's so cute and glittery). The stamp is from the So Many Scallops set.

14 comments:

Naomi said...

Gale, I love both of these! However, I have to say the crab card is adorable! The little party hat on top of his eyes...LOL!!! Love the clean layout. The starfish is so cute, and I think you got the color right! I love it!

Jen said...

Love both of your cards! You did a very nice job coloring the crab:)

Loving the simplicity of your weekend sketch card! This is why I love patterned paper. Now, if only I would use it more:)

Beautiful work!

Jennifer said...

Absolutely adorable cards, Gale! I love the crab and the colors used in this card. The Christmas card is so sweet!

Paper and Ink said...

These are just adorable! I love the colors and the layouts! They're perfect!!

Louise, that's me!! said...

Love both!!! I think the paper on the Christmas card is just divine and the layout is great!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Love the Christmas card the most. Don't know how I missed that layout from Beate. Thanks for sharing it.

scrappinmominky said...

I love both cards, especially the crab card. You did an awesome job with the coloring. If it bled over you sure can't tell it from looking.

thescrapmaster said...

CRAB AND CO!!! I am so getting that set on my next order :)

Great crab card and I love the christmas card. That paper coordinates so perfectly.

~Samantha

Traci said...

I love both cards..too cute.

tidymom said...

Gosh Gale, these are GREAT!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Christmas card!!!!

~Tidymom

Heather said...

Both of your cards are great! I love the paper on the Christmas card!

Erin (fishlips) said...

Wow what stunning cards...Love the Christmas card the paper and your layout is just great. Love the birthday card, got to love that crab...Wonderful cards, just wonderful

Liz said...

I love both of these cards! Great job with the Crab & Company stamps!

Sarah Peale said...

I love your crab card! I have such a hard time with that set, but I love the images so much!

You have inspired me to dust it off and give it another go!

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