Friday, June 11, 2010

From the Sea to the Mountains!

I have two cards to share with ya'all today.....one for the beach-combers and the other for those who love the wilderness!

The first card I have used many challenges on: the Fun on Friday Challenge over at Christian Paper Crafts is to make an easel card. I used the instructions shown on the Splitcoast Technique Lover's Challenge...see this post. Both the Fab-N-Funky Challenge and the Color Throwdown Challenge #96 is to use Cool Caribbean, Pumpkin Pie, and So Saffron. The Tuesday Throwdown is to use a nautical theme. The Stampin B's Challenge theme is "Seashore". I have used some pearly new designer paper from SEI, called "On The Beach"...it has the turquoise and orange I needed for the color challenges and I sponged So Saffron to complete the colors. The frame around the sentiment was cut with Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities dies; the sentiment is from an Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Friendship". The May Arts satin ribbon was tied with a Bow Easy and the palm charm is another I received from my ODBD DT sister, America! The pearl brad is by Zva Creative....there HAD to be a pearl to go with the sea shells!!!


My second card was for several challenges as well. The Shabby Tea Room Challenge is to make a card for Dad; the Cards For Men Challenge is to make a Father's Day Card; and I totally loved the sketch this week from Card Positioning Systems, CPS170!



I used the Our Daily Bread designs' set, "Dad", along with Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers"designer paper, Basic Grey Brads, May Arts Twill Ribbon, Spellbinders Labels Eight, and an EK Success Alpine Border Punch. This was a little tricky to layer the Labels die, but very fun to make!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!!!!

14 comments:

Sandra said...

WOW! Love them both, thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Angella!

Lauren said...

Beautiful! I love your style! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! I hope you will join us again next week!

Lauren

Debbie said...

Such a wonderful masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the easel card! Great use of the throwdown colors!

Davi said...

Both card are lovely!! I love easel cards and this one is very pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

issy said...

Super cards, I love the shadow effect on the Fathers day card, a lovely design touch.

Thanks for playing along with Cards for Men this week, and good luck in the challenge.

issy

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Angela! Thanks for joining us for the COLOR Throwdown! (Tuesday Throwdown??? What's up with that???)

LeAnne said...

Oh my, these are BOTH awesome...that masculine one is FABULOUS! I just got some Max & Whiskers paper, too---so versatile, I can't wait to play with it some more. Thanks for playing with the CTD girls, too!

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card, love your layout. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Audrey Pettit said...

ooh, both your cards are beautiful! Love the sentiment on both, and they both have such lovely designs. Super, duper masculine card you've created for the Tea Room challenge. Perfect papers. Thanks for playing with us.

The Wired Angel said...

Wow.. what beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration! Peggy x

andrea said...

gorgeous cards,lovely detail,thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky
andrea

Viv said...

Love these cards Angella. They are both absolutely stunning!
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Good luck! Viv xx