Sunday, February 7, 2010

Country Creations Furniture

My husband is just starting to build his inventory, but here are a few examples of his beautiful work. The first is a walnut farm table. This thing weighs a ton and will last for generations.

The other two photos are of some end tables he designed and handcrafted. They are made of air dried cherry wood. They have great character, lots of worm holes. The photos don't do them justice.

Oriental Dreams

This will be my last card for a while. I have purses and Valentine treats to make. My daughter calls this card my prettiest one yet. I designed this for The Play Date Cafe's challenge #15. The image is from a library book that was torn up and being discarded. I hope I didn't ink so much that it drowned the rich colors. The card itself is a very dark green and under the image of the lady and "dream" is teal.


My niece always used the word "Twitterpated" for animals that seemed "in love". Bambi uses the word in the Disney movie. So when I saw this sticker I knew this little bird from Stretch Your Imagination would be a perfect match for it. I made this card for Cricut Cardz challenge #11. It calls for a Valentine's Day card without hearts. I love the way it turned out.

Sweet Baby Girl

I created this card for both the Crafty Creations challenge "Wings" and the Creative Inspirations challenge "Pink and Cream". This is an s-fold card. I stamped the image and colored it with water colors. I love this stamp, I found it at a thrift store for $2!

Bunny Basket - Thinking Spring!

So, we have 8 inches of snow here right now and 6 more one the way. And I'm thinking Spring! I created this for the BB2 challenge using the rabbit from Winter Woodland. I wanted some Easter grass to put in it, but I wasn't going to go out in the storm to search for some. I used an empty herbal tea box for the base. I was hoping for a chocolaty bunny look. And of course he had to have a fuzzy tail.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Magical Fireflies Card

I made this card for The Dutch Dare Card Challenge. The theme this week is Summer in Winter. And, to me, it isn't summer until the fireflies arrive. I'm frustrated with the way my photos are turning out tonight. I may try to get a better photo tomorrow in the daylight. The lid of the jar is painted silver, the "stars" and moon are both very sparkly white glitter. The grass in front of the jar is not as dark as it is showing in the photo. I once saved a beautiful website that had a wonderful poem about fireflies on it. I wanted to put it in this card, but can't locate it right now. I'll post it on here if I come across it. Thanks for looking!

Lavender, green, black and white Valentine Card

This is the card I created for Cricut Cardz Challenge #10. The card had to be a Valentine in lavender, green, black, and white. I think the colors are such a pretty combination. I had a hard time getting the photograph to show the card in the true shade of colors that it is. This is the closest that I could get. This card was really an experiment. I wanted it to look 3-D. I think I succeeded in that, but I ended up with a little bit of wrinkling. I had to do the stitch work to close the edges because the layers of paper were so thick, which is okay with me because I love stitching on paper.