15 Jan 2011

One Stop Crafts Challenge #114 and Stamping Vacation

Hi all this is always a difficult topic for me even though I have more male siblings and relatives than female but I enjoyed making this card which is for one of my brothers whose birthday is at the end of this month.
Our sponsor this week is 

"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"
The winner will receive the following
Here is my DT card using an image from Stitchy Bear.
I have coloured the image with Copics but kept it pastel, I used Bearlymine Papers, added ribbon, card candy and sentiment.

My next DT card is for this months 
Use an Animal that has Eyebrows
Although I am a big time animal lover I have never actually stopped to think about eyebrows on animals I always look at their eyes.  However when I got my set of stamps from The Stamps Of Life and saw Cookie it looks as if he has eyebrows so I just had to use him for my card. 
I have coloured him with Copics and mounted him onto brown card the check papers is Bearlymine I then mounted that also onto brown card.  I added a ribbon and some heart pearls, I have kept this one quite simple, as I have done for some of the cards that I have been making and that I will be showing soon.
Here is a close up of Cookie. 
Well I do hope that you have enjoyed your visit and that you like my cards I do hope that you will come join us at both 
we so look forward to seeing you.


Dora said...

O wow Lorraine, these are fantastic. The man one is perfect!!! I find these man cards so hard to do and you done a fantastic one. Hugs xxx

Vicky said...

Hi hun these are fabulous the dog brought a smile straight to my face he is sooo cute, do you know I never think of eyebrows either on animals its just eyes & nose lol. I especially love the bike one hun that is an awesome male card hubby commented on it straight away....you know boys & their toys lol. Its fabulous they both are.....sorry for droaning on hun but you will make fabby cards.
Take care shug & have a great weekend.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both are really lovely Hunni. I love your style's whether it is lavish or simple.


Debbie said...

Gorgeous cards Lorraine,the first one is ideal for all those men out there.
Hugs Debbie x

Sassylassy said...

Your male card it perfect!!! Love it.
And those eyebrows are enough to melt your heart. Great job sweetie.
Hugs Bonnie

Dawn said...

Oh I am loving that male card- since I live in the home state of the Harley motorcycle!
I don't get to do a lot of male cards so I always appreciate a good one.
Thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

LOVE LOVE yoru masculine creation, FABULOUS!!! And that puppy is sooo sweet, love how you colored him!! Fantastic work!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Sweetheart, two gorgeous cards Ive an idea of using the motorbike for my grandsons birthday card if it turns out as brilliant as yours, and the little dog is fabulous to, hes so sweet. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

margie c said...

Both cards are so sweet! I do favor the lil pup a lil more since she looks so much like my Miley Rose :)
Thanks for all your sweet comments! I hope your New Year is off to a great start :)
hugs to you!

~Michelle~ said...

oooh, I LOVE the motorcycle card...everything about it...the layout, the colors, the image, the coloring....You nailed it, my friend! :)

Floppy Latte Designs said...

Lorraine, you did simply fab work on the card for the man! I love that it is manly and elegant at the same time!
Thank you for doing a wonderful job with the images from StitchyBear Digital Stamps!

Floppy Latte Designs at the StitchyBear Digital Stamp store.

stitchy said...

Lorraine, your creations always make me smile..that puppy is just adorable and you nailed the "manly" card perfect choice of digi :)...thank you so much for sharing your talent with me once again :), always an honor..


coops said...

fabulous cards lorraine.the bike is a brilliant image for a male card and i love the cute bear.as always hun your colours and layouts are fab :D

xx coops xx

Amy Johnson said...

What great cards! The motorcycle card is the perfect masculine card. Love the trim. And that dog image is just the cutest!

Nikbee said...

Wonderful cards. I love the male one. The image would be fab for my hubby. I must get it. The image is so cute on the second card.

Nikki x

*Vicki* said...

Oh these are so adorable Lorraine!! I really love your coloring and fabulous papers!! :)


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