Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Crafty Secrets Gala of Cards!

I've done four cards for four different Crafty Secrets Challenges in the past two weeks, but couldn't get around to posting them on my blog until now. So here they are!

The first one is for this week's Crafty Secrets Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We were to make a card using our 'virgin' Crafty Secrets Stamps. I had to chuckle at the use of the word 'virgin'. These images are from the 'Coffee and Tea' set. Although I have used that set quite often, I have never used the sugar cube images before, so they finally got inked up with this challenge! The paper is DCWV 'Nana's Kitchen'. I thought they were very retro looking and suited the images beautifully. The card stock colors are white, Only Orange, and Going Grey. Both the sugar cubes and the main image panel are mounted up on dimensionals. You can see this in the close up picture below.

The second card was made for this week's challenge on Paper Craft Planet. My good friend Darlene was inspired by my garden, and so she created a challenge based on that. Isn't she sweet? The challenge was to use flowers on your card. My card has flowers in the image, on the designer paper, and of course the Primas. The image is from 'Feeling Yucky' and the card stock colors are White, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Wild Wasabi, and Pink Pirouette. The designer paper is Stampin Up! 'Tea Party'. The image is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

The third card was made for both the Paper Craft Planet Sketch Challenge and a Splitcoaststampers Challenge 'Inspired by Nature'. We were to create a card based on something that Nature inspired. Well, right now all the Foxglove is in full bloom in my yard and it looks like a sea of purple and white, so I made a purple and white card. The image is from 'Garden Girls'. The designer paper is unknown. The card stock colors are white, Elegant Eggplant, and Perfect Plum. The image was colored with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol.

And my final card was made for the Paper Craft Planet Challenge to use both a circle and a square on your card. I actually got this sketch from somewhere too, but I don't remember where. Typical of me. LOL! The designer paper is Stampin Up! 'Tea Party'. The image is from 'Bird Notes' and is colored with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol. The card stock colors are white, So Saffron, and Wild Wasabi.
Have a great day. I'm off to work and then time to do the weekly grocery shopping. No crafting for me today. Boo-hoo. Amy


  1. Amy, they are all so wonderful! I just love that style and so wish I had more time to use their products!!

  2. All of these cards are so pretty, Amy! The 'sweet' card touches me with the cube people and fun papers.

  3. They are all wonderful, but I have to agree with Marilyn here! The sugar cube folks are just way too cute plus the dp and the layout is fab! Thanks for sharing ! - Tracy -

  4. Look at all these wonderful cards! I really like those cute images on the first card. That paper is so fun and I really like the color combo.

    How cool that a challenge was chosen based on your garden! You made such a cute card.

    I like all the pretty purples on card three. Those are really neat, vintage, victorian style letters in your sentiment.

    The birds on your 4th card are so pretty.

  5. All awesome! Love that sweet little duck and the blue birds!

  6. Oh, wow, these are all amazing, Amy!!

  7. Gorgeous cards, every on of them. I especially love the little ducky, so cute! Please come to my house and make me a garden like yours!!! A sea of foxglove sounds so breathtaking.

  8. I truly love each and every one of these Crafty Secrets cards!! Awesome work!!

  9. These are all GREAT!!! Wow girl you have been busy!!! Beautiful work on all of them!!! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday!! hugs!


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