February 14, 2012

ColourQ #124, CAS-ual Fridays 39, & WMSC 84


Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you're able to spend some time with the ones you love most today!

I've got a new ColourQ palette to share with you, and it was perfect for making a couple of cards for my kids.


I loved the challenge of using vanilla and white together, as I don't usually think of it but love the way it looks on other people's cards.

On my daughter's card, I stamped the frame and bunny image from PTI's Tiny Treats:  Valentine onto a spiral notebook die cut.  I wrapped the panel with cream ribbon, stitched a pink button in place, and popped the panel up on foam dots.

The white card base has a panel of Pool Party cardstock stitched with a strip of patterned paper from PTI's Library Ledger pack, which has those sweet cream dots to match the ribbon.

Two more pink buttons add the final touch.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party), Papertrey Ink (White)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Tiny Treats:  Valentine)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Real Red), Inkadinkadoo (Black), Copic marker
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (spiral notebook die, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  Michaels (ribbon), buttons, DMC floss, thread

My daughter's card was inspired by the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge this week, but since a Waltzingmouse Stamps image is required for the challenge, I made my son's card with the same sketch and the Half Pint Heroes set.  I also used paper piecing, so this qualifies for the current challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.


I just adore how this polka dot car turned out!  I paper pieced the entire car body with PTI's Distressed Dots paper, then pieced the bumpers with Pure Poppy cardstock.  I added a "road" using journaling lines from PTI's Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger.  The hearts are from Tag-its #4 and the sentiment is from Half Pint Heroes.



Isn't this little guy so cute?  My son loves this stamp set!

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party), Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, White)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (Library Ledger, Distressed Dots)
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (Half Pint Heroes), Papertrey Ink (Tag its #4, Scrapbook Series:  Library Ledger)
Ink:  Inkadinkadoo (Black), Stampin' Up! (Pretty in Pink), Copic markers
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (spiral notebook die)
Accessories:  The Twinery (Maraschino baker's twine), thread

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll check out the rest of the samples at the ColourQ blog and share your creation with us this week.

Have a great day!

31 comments:

Aimes said...

Such sweet card, Christina! I love the visual triangle of those buttons on the first and your paper piecing on the second is fabby!
Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

LeAnne said...

You are so creative...these are both sweet as can be! ♥

Cindy Lyles said...

Christina these are sooo adorable!!! I love the bunny one for Valentine's day but boy it would be perfect for Easter too - genius!! Happy Heart Day & best wishes for a great week -

Lynn said...

Christina, love them both...and vanilla and white together. I've never done that but I love it! The second one makes me smile from ear to ear!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is adorable, I cant get over that wee car!!! soooo cute in polka dot!! gorgeous cards!!!

Marisa said...

Love the notebook edges on both cards and that polka dotted bug is beyond cute!! Great job on both :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely fantastic cards!! Love the layout and colors! I still adore that WMS set from when you have use it before!!! I might have to move it to the top of my list - LOL!

Julia Aston said...

Two sweet cards Christina! your dots VW is just adorable! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

I see you are from North of Boston - I am too! (Saugus)

Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness these are super cute!!! And I just love that color combo!!! :)

Shelley Germann said...

How nice they get their own personalized Valentine's. I will admit...I haven't made any for my kids in the past few years. At this age, they don't seem to care.

I love the unique stitching, too!

Karen B. said...

These are super cute! How unique and fun for each of your kids.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love your use of half pint heroes!!!!

Kelly S. said...

Both cards are Char-MING, Christina! I just love how you paper-pieced the car with red dotted paper, and added the bit of sparkle. You stamped the little driver inside just perfectly! Your stitched edges are AMAZING!

JJ Bolton said...

Such sweetness! I love, love, love that little guy in the car:) (That is one of my favoritest, lol, stamp sets ever!) And the stitching is the perfect detail!

Renee said...

They are both fabulous Christina!!
Love the bunny...
love the little guy driving the car...
your paper piecing is awesome...
and the stitching...
do you give sewing lessons?
*giggle*
They are just gorgeous!
And thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC! :)

Stephanie said...

Both adorable, love the composition! x

Teresa Kline said...

these are super sweet, luv this color combo!

enjoy *~*

Vickie Z said...

Are these adorable or what....perfect use of the colors and sketch....girl and boy interpretations!!! Love that "bug"!!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are super sweet! Love them!

Suzanne Bier said...

Both of your cards are super cute! Love them! *hugs*

Lenet said...

Super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at WMSC.

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are darling! Gorgeous layout and presentation.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your take on the sketch this week! Great job!!

Lenet said...

Super cute! Love the polkadot beetle! Thanks for joining us at WMSC

Kim Duran said...

Oh Geez! How cute are these two cards! I love how you've created soft papers to create the focus on your stamped images. Super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats

Lindsay said...

Soooo cute Christina! LOVE the soft colors and that adorable image!

Nerina said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE! I saw this featured on the WMS Sketch blog today, also saw that you were the winner this week - it couldn't have happened to someone nicer or a card that deserved it more ... Just perfection!

Jeanne J said...

What a sweet card! I love the polka dots! Congrats on your win at Waltzingmouse!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Congrats on being a Top Mouse, Christina :-)
Your cards are super cute!
Have a nice day!

Lisa Petrella said...

FABULOUS layouts and super duper cute cards, Christina!!! That polka dotty car is SO FANTASTIC!!! Congrats on your win!!! YAY!

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