Saturday, March 16, 2013

Uh-oh...no more cards...until.....

It's happened.  The day I wasn't ready for....the day that my paper cutter has bit the dust.  I made three cards this morning and the edges are rough....time to go get a new cutter.  I tried changing the blade and that didn't work....there's a wire that guides the cutter and it's starting to shred.  How do I know this?  Because I thought there was just something on it and slid my fingers across it....OUCH!  So today I'm heading to the store to get a new paper cutter. 

In the meantime...those rough edges on these cards....should I tell a little white lie and say I meant for them to be there?  LOL!!  No, can't do that.  These aren't the way I would want them to be - but they are done so I'm posting them.

First up is for 'ABC' Challenges where the theme for the week was chosen by my friend Lela!  Go girl!!  She chose "Spring is 'In The Air'".  Since I've been enjoying hearing all the birds this week when I leave for work in the mornings, it only was fitting to make a bird card.  This card is also for the One Stop Craft Challenge - "Anything Goes".  The image was sent to me so it was already stamped in blue.  I dry embossed the card base using a Cuttlebug and D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  Since the image is so large, there wasn't much room for anything else.  So I matted it using some extra paper from another project.  The bow came off a Christmas gift from Bath & Body Works.  If I think I can use a bow or something else in a project, I save it.  So here's the final project:

 
 
Next up is a card for Inkspirational Challenges where it is photo inspiration week.  I think the photo is just darling!:
 
 
 
Now isn't that little guy cute??  So keeping with the bunny theme, I went through my stash of images and found a bunny with big floppy ears!  I left him white because I love white bunnies and used Bic markers to color the flowers.  The paper and embossed paper were both from my stash of pieces left from past projects.  Add a few buttons and this is what I came up with:
 


 
 
Last, but certainly not least, is a card I'm submitting for two challenges:
I know I'm taking a huge liberty with this card for the Irish Blessing theme...but it does have some green in it and the verse is encouraging so I'm taking the risk and submitting it.  :)  The image is one that came from the stash.  I colored it using my ol' faithful Crayola pencils.  I just love those things!  Swiss Dots embossing folder was used to emboss the base of the card and the verse is actually a sticker.  I dug deep into my embellishment box and found them.  This works out well since I issued a challenge in the blog group Tangled up in Creativity on SCS.  Add a few gems and this is what you get:
 
 
 
Now it's time to head to the store to get a paper cutter....also going to be looking for a printer too.  Enjoy your Saturday!
 

16 comments:

Laura said...

Bummer about your paper trimmer! Mine is a work horse, and I'd be lost without it! Had you not mentioned it, I would have thought you intentionally distressed the edges! :) Your cards are beautiful, Zella! I love the clean and simple designs.

Becky said...

Save the trimmer, you can you it to do shabby chic :)

Wonderful cards, each are so pretty.

Lisbeth K said...

LOL, I have a cutter who does the same good job- distressing the edges without extra work :D Use it! Love your card for us at Inkspiratinal, love the embossing and the cute bunny :) Thank you for joining us this week :)

Pauline said...

Fabulous post Zella... and I love your creation for our Twist of Faith Challenge! I love the scripture you used - it starts one of my favourite benedictions. Thank you for sharing with us this week!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline
(I hope you've seen my email!)

Tammy said...

Great cards! Sorry about your paper cutter, thank goodness they are easy to come by!

Ruth M said...

Your bunny card is adorable Zella, love the bright flowers against the white bunny! Very cheery colour scheme, perfect for Spring!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

Patty Gorka said...

Zella, come look at our ABC challenge blog :) Congrats to you!

jan farnworth said...

fun card love it thanks for sharing at 'abc' challenges.

Vickie ODell said...

I love the image and verse you used for our Twist of Faith challenge and I'm amazed at how well your colored pencils match your paper colors. The embossing was a nice touch, too. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm looking forward to seeing your cards again.

Lela said...

Zella, all of the cards are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenge Blog. You're our Facebook Fave this week, we love the blue bird with the pretty bow,

M said...

Cute, cute rabbit card, love the huge ears. The buttons are the perfect embellishment. I can't see any rough edges! Your other cards are lovely too.
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.I hope you will join us again next week for another challenge.
Marina

Laura said...

Lovely, lovely cards! Thank you for joing us at Twist Of Faith Cards.

Mynnette said...

A fabulous trio of cards. I love that floppy eared bunny!!! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work, Zella!! I'm loving' that gorgeous blue bird!!

Ellen said...

Beautiful cards! The floppy eared bunny is just too cute! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a nice selection of Easter cards. What happened to your paper cutter? What new brand/model did you purchase??