Sunday, April 21, 2013

Three Cards/Five Challenges

We have had a very busy, very beautiful weekend here. The highlight for us was attending the retirement of our neighbor after twenty years service as a member of the Marine Corps - the day started with a military ceremony on the base parade deck and ended with a Luau at their home. I made this card, using the MFT sketch as my starting point.

I had what I thought were brass star brads in my stash, but when I went to attach them, I discovered they were push pins!?! 

I little muscle and wire clippers removed the pins and Glossy Accents was strong enough to hold the star in place.

For this second card, I used the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch and the CASual Fridays Challenge to make a birthday card.


I had fun making this final card for my daughter's birthday. When I saw the Simon Says Stamp Blog challenge this week is Travel/Cityscapes I knew I was going to use my new Hero Arts Cityscape die and a water colored background. Her really big gift this year is a trip to New York City, but she will be busy writing state tests on her actual birthday and have to wait 47 days for her trip once the school year is finished. 

I punched out all the "windows" on the building die cuts to mimic a sunrise (or sunset) being reflected off the glass.

This last card is also being entered in the Moxie Fab World The Wonder of Watercolor Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Fabulous cityscape card! What a great idea for counting down to a special trip! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  2. What a fab card! I'm sure your daughter loved it!!!

  3. Fabulous card Jacquie :-) What a wonderful gift for your daughter ! I am sure she will love this card, and have a great trip too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  4. Your cards are wonderful gotta say I LOVE those shiny candles.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  5. Wow--three incredible cards. I love them all. The first one is just perfect for a military-man. I love your colorful line up of candles in your second, but my fave--the skyline--I am in love with skylines of all sorts, and your sunset background is just stunning.

  6. Awesome cards all 3 of them!!! I LOVE the candle card best...fabulous!

  7. Great cards - love the simplicity of your birthday candles - fun colours and lovely shiny flames! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  8. I love the star card! Very nice! And love the background on the city card!

  9. Wow! 3 incredible cards! Love the star pins you used on the military card! And the birthday candles are gorgeous! Happy birthday to your daughter! Your skyline card is so beautiful! I bet she will love it - and New York too!

  10. What great cards! You're so talented at different styles! I love those candles and the cool metallic flames! Thanks so much for playing along with our Birthday Bash at CAS-ual Fridays!

  11. What fun, creative cards! Love how you think!

  12. You've been productive, Jacquie! Your watercoloring on the city card is really neat, with the customized sentiment too. So in love with your candles and the gold flames on your birthday card! Very CAS! And the colors are so yummy : ) Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  13. Hey Jacquie! Thanks for linking this up to the Wonder of Watercolor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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