Saturday, February 19, 2011

Colds and Cards

Sooo...they put me on a temporary round of steroids for my spine, which seems to have worked nicely, except that the immune suppressing nature of steroids made me super-prone to cold/flu things one of which, I seem to be hosting now. Don't get too close to this post. You might catch it too.
I've been using my convalescence to goof off and make cards, so I have a number of them to show off today. :) First, one I made for my nephew Drew.
Hooray for bunnies! I pulled out some of my dresden, too for that shiny border at the bottom. I adore these vintage-style foil scraps. They're part of what makes those crumbling victorian period cards so charming. Though mass produced, they weren't flat printed plain things that seem to be in style now. Almost all commercial cards then had at least some sort of extra on it...embossed foil, layered scrap, a little lace, etc. One of my biggest pet peeves is people perpetuating the notion that "things were better in the old days" (after all, while they had nice cards then, they also had four year old chimney sweeps and lead-based makeup) but the cards back then deserve some sort of props. :)
I'm entering this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge, since I feel it is sufficiently adorable. :)

I had a request for black and tan doxies in my etsy shop, so I made this card to practice my canine marking skills. I think he turned out to be pretty cute. :) The image is by a digi artist called Sandy, and the challenge at Totally Paper Crafts was to use a digi stamp. So, this should do nicely.
You've seen this stamp in previous posts, but tis time I used Liquid Pearls and some floral paper from Club Scrap's My Funny Valentine line. I'm entering this one in one of my favorite challenges, the Digi Doodle Challenge.

Here's one from a set that I'm uploading to my Etsy shop today. Edcob? Jakward? You needn't choose werewolf or vampire with this guy. He's going into the Pattie's Creations pet challenge.

And here's my card for my design team at For Fun Challenges this week:
Isn't she cute? We used Michelle Perkett's images to say happy birthday to For Fun Challenges, so I'm entering my card in her challenge this week.
That's all for today...more to come!


Michelle said...

Hi Scrappy! Your Cutie Pattotie Birthday Mermaid card is darling! I love your coloring and the pretty water drop crystals! thank you for joining us at MPS this week!



Sandi said...

What a cute Pet image. Hmmm, I better get a rabies shot if he's a Vampire Pup!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Marilyn Webb said...

HI, Super cute card, and lovely colors! Thanks for joining us this week at MPS.
hugs Marilyn

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Tammy said...

Fantastic group of cards! Thanks for joining us this week at MPS!
Tammy x

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Fabulous cards, I hope you are feeling better very soon but happy for you because you have creative time :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio!

Bev said...

really cute cards.. thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations and hope to see you again next week...hugs Bev PT DT

Pauline said...

Hi Veronica... love your birthday mermaid.... to cute! I love the water droplets, and the colours you used are super! Thanks for joining in the MPS challenge! hugs,
Pauline (MPS and For Fun)

Violets Corner said...

Great cards with wonderful images, love the werewolf one, hope you won't catch all bugs and that you'll soon feel better.

Take care,

Cheryl said...

What cute cards!

Jen Leeflang said...

I can see you're a Twilight fan! I love your card!
Thanks for joining us on Pattie's Creations Design Challenge this week.

Scrappy Doo said...

I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a "liebster" award on my blog (last night's posting).
I don't think you're a 'new' blog but I still wanted to bring light to your blog. You have cool cards and images.
(and I adore your animals).

If you'd like it, just cut and paste the image from my site (and then nominate 3-5 blogs on the net that you look at (from newbie bloggers).

all the best!! (and I hope the pain meds help)