Playing Catch Up

I've been doing a lot of crafting lately and it seems not a lot of blogging.  My pile of completed cards keeps growing, patiently waiting for me to share their details and file them away to their respective group.

I seem to do this a up a card to go along with several challenges, only to put it to the side and not share it with the world.  Need to stop doing that :)

Here are two of those cards that I've worked on recently and set aside.

This first one will be added to a collection of other cards to be sent out to my dear friend in Washington.  She has offered to help sell my cards through her sons girlfriend, who works at a dog salon.  So I've been working on dog/cat cards a lot lately.
This super cute image is Hanging Around Kitty from Meljen's Designs.  I loved this image as soon as I saw it, so of course it found it's way into my shopping cart.  I've colored the image up with my pencils and added glitter to the hearts and swirls.  I used a couple border punches on the 2 frames and a spellbinders die for the sentiment (which is from Create with TLC).

This was another one of those cards created from random scraps in my pile.  So happy to be getting rid of some of that stuff!  I love my papers, but I also know that I need to use what I have before I can justify buying more :)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafting When We Card #37-For the Boys
    Graphicat Sketches #21
    Stamp n Doodle-Bingo (digi image, ribbon, sentiment)

This next card is another one that I fell in love with right away.
This sweetie is Bugs and Kisses from Tiddly Inks, and is so darn cute!  I purchased her awhile ago and I'm not really sure why it took me so long to put her on a card!  Again, the image is colored with my pencils and detailed with glitter.  I love the black/white/red color combination, and I wasn't really aiming for a Valentine card here...but those colors together at this time of year just lead the mind in that direction.  But I left off any Valentine specific details, so it can still just be a love card any other time of the year :)
I made up a few little stick pins to tuck into the bow and then stamped a few one word sentiments and cut them out with my spellbinders die.  The large scallop frame is cut with my Cameo.  At first it was just the black layer, but after holding it up to the card, the black sort of got lost in the background paper.  So I made a shadow layer in Silhouette Studio (super proud of myself for that!) and cut that out in white to help it stand out.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    A Gem of a Challenge #66-Hearts/Valentines
    DigiStamps4Joy #60-Romance is in the Air
    Divas by Design-Love and Romance
    Sentimental Sunday #141-Love is in the Air
    Sketch Saturday #245
    The Squirrel and the Fox #37-Love
    Tiddly Inks #103-Love is in the Air

Thanks for reading through my lengthy post :)  I'll try to get better at posting my cards more often...maybe say, once I finish them :)


  1. Both the cards are gorgeous and I would like to thank you for sharing the second card with us at Diva's by Design. I love this image and it is beautifully coloured. Love the design and embellishments also.
    Goods Luck
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. Lovely cards, The second image is so cute, and lovely colouring
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

  3. Love the image from Tiddly Inks that you used on the second card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.

  4. Super cute and very beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.
    Hope you join us next time.

    Greetings karin DT member

  5. Beautiful take of the Graphicat Sketch - thank you for playing along.

  6. Such wonderful creations. Love everything about them. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
    Debbie x

  8. These are both gorgeous Emily. Love the little hedgie card :) Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

  9. Love your cute creation, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4Joy

    Alex (DT)

  10. Both cards are just absolutely gorgeous Emily. I have to say I LOVE that you colour with pencils because I do too and it's a rare find!! Thank you so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks for the challenge, I hope to see you there again soon! Xx

  11. Such sweet sweet cards! Awesome coloring... perfect in fact!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

    Sandy S

  12. Cute cards Emily, love the vibrant colours and ribbon on your cat card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  13. Hi, your card is so cute.

    Thanks for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle this week.

    Anne-Marie x x

  14. Two gorgeous card there, both fab images! I particularly love your pins and the colours in the second card. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

  15. Adorable cards, Emily! Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Graphicat Sketches!

  16. A very sweet tiddy card. Love the colours and papers you used. Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly inks challenge.