Card Recognition

Sunday, November 13, 2011

thanks, warm winter wishes and piggy bank

Grab a cup of coffee and sit down, this is a jam packed post.... since a few of these challenges expire today/tomorrow, I wanted to get this post up before I head to work.




First up we've got the 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday card.  Check out the other fabulous DT cards for some fun inspiration.  I used this week's CR84FN colors and because I've added a little "thanks" tag so I'm going to enter it in the Lawnscaping Challenge.  


 

Next up we've got The Craft's Meow sketch challenge.  Since I was lucky enough to win a set of stamps from the latest release I wanted to play along as my way of saying thanks. And since I opted for a larger tag (and put the sentiment in the, gasp, wrong spot) I want to enter this in this week's CAS-ual Friday "Tag It" challenge.



And for my last crafty project of the day I redecorated the tomato sauce jar into a piggy bank for the LESSology challenge "Jars of Cuteness".  Some of you may remember that our family lived in New Zealand for 5 1/2 years and while we've been back in the US for a little less then a year now I thought that it's probably not a bad time to start a "NZ fund" jar.  So I decorated the jar with some patterned paper with New Zealand images on it and made a fun little decoration on the top out of New Zealand postage stamps (that I have had in my stash since 2004 when I worked a temp job at the Ministry of Health in Dunedin).  The postage stamps are for Yvonne's Do More With Less Challenge.

If you've made this far, well done! 

Materials: Thanks card: Hero Arts classic fabric cling, PTI In Bloom, PTI Tiny Tags stamps and die, PTI Mega Mat Stack 1 die EK Success 1 3/4th inch circle punch, PTI Photo Finishers die, ribbon from stash, water color pencils, Versafine black ink, vellum, cream card stock

Warm Happiness card: The Craft's Meow Vintage snowflakes, Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper, Coredinations card stock, vellum, PTI Tag It #1 die, May Arts burlap string, Stampendous clear and white embossing powder, Versafine black ink, My Favorite Things scallop die, Recollections black rhinestones

Jar: Greener Pastures patterned paper, My Little Bicycle tape, Spellbinders scallop circle die, PTI kraft card stock, New Zealand postage stamps

22 comments:

lynn said...

love the cards and cute piggy bank, erin:)

Karen B. said...

You've got to be one busy lady...The piggy bank is such a fantastic idea! Good luck in filling that up cuz' I can't wait to see more gorgeous pictures from when you do go back to visit. And your cards are just so lovely. The bold background touched up with some dainty pink and the snowflakes on the second are divine!

yyam said...

Oh my! You've been on a productive roll Erin! These are fabulous projects! Love the postage stamps you used on your jar...so cool! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeee your cards and the jar!! Fabulous creations! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful collection of projects Erin! The vellum overlay looks awesome on your entry for CR84FN! Thanks for joining along :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WTG - these are awesome creations and how cool is that jar! Very creative!!! :D

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love your adorable piggy bank...especially the photos of New Zealand. Thanks for playing with us at LESSology. :)

~amy~ said...

Chock full of goodness girlie!!!!!

Trinh said...

wow, you have been productive! I love your CR84FN card & that piggy bank is such a great idea.

Dora said...

Great cards, and love your jar!
Thanks for playing!

Jenny said...

What a great post, love all your crafty makes especially the black,white and pink card.
Great idea for a collecting fund jar...makes saving more fun :)
Jenny x

Debgem said...

So many different projects. I do like the paper and pink flower. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so cool, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

melania deasy said...

So pretty and elegant cards. Thank you for playing at Lawnscaping:)

Jingle said...

Very pretty cards and cute jar!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the unusual colors for your Vintage Snowflake card, and what a great idea to make the tag with vellum!!! Thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Laurel said...

Oh my. I am speechless. Loving the piggy bank. ACK!!!!!!! I love your first card! The black and white with the shot of pink of YUMMY!!!! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! I LOVE the softness that the vellum adds to the designs! And VERY COOL piggy bank!!! New Zealand is definitely on my list of places I want to visit someday!!!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Michele Gross said...

Love love love the vellum!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rose said...

WOW!! all are fantastic and i LOVE your jar with the postage stamps :)

Manoli Navarro said...

Es tan bonita y elegante, me encanta el vellum en la tarjeta.