Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy sunday everyone!

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend! Wow! I can't believe we have had two whole days below 90 degrees! Yesterday we had a little outing with some friends. We drove to a little town in Indiana and enjoyed a delightful lunch and a little sightseeing! Since hubby's eye surgery (detached retina) I have been the chauffeur for the past month. DH won't be able to drive for at least another month! His eye sight is getting better everyday. We are truly thankful for that.

I have been negligent in posting some of my cards. So I thought I would do one big posting today!

My first card is for todays Featured Stamper Sallie (hobbydejour)! A well deserved honor! Sallie has a gorgeous gallery!

Thee lovely Rubbernecker  image was colored using SU markers, spritzed with water and stamped. I then embossed image using a versapen and clear embossing powder! The image was cut out and framed using Spellbinders Nesties. The background was embossed using a Sizzix e/f. The decorative border was done using a Spellbinder's diecut! TFL!

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This was for Jeannie's F4A31 challenge to use scallops!
This was also to honor Carla (cmsuto)! Anne Ryan's QFTD28 Challenge!
Carla is not only a talented stamper, she is one of the sweetest on SCS.

The lovely trees are from Rubbernecker's "Evergreen Tree Set". After stamping trees they were colored using copics and then embossed using a versamark pen and clear embossing powder. The background was stippled and the sun was done using a 3/4" punch to make template. Spellbinder's Nesties were used for scalloped frame and Spellbinder's diecut was used to scallop the border!

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Julia challenged us to create a holiday card! I chose to do a Christmas Card.

I had more fun creating this sweet card. I think it would be perfect for a little one for Christmas!

The cute image is Rubbernecker's  "Elf Train"! I stamped the image twice and colored with copics. I then cut the front of the second stamped train apart an popped it up.

Thanks for stopping by! It's always good to see you! Hugs!


Bonnie McLain said...

Fran these cards are all so very pretty... I am sure that Sallie and Carla loved theirs... they are both magnificent in all ways ... just the way you create cards so very perfectly each time... amazingly perfect.

Donna Heber said...


Stunning cards. I think I am partial to the fall leaves one. Hope your hubby is doing ok.

jdmommy said...

Oh my! What fab cards, Fran! I love the spritzed leaves on the first, the ethereal feeling of the second, and what a cute Christmas card the third is!! WOW, girl, you just ROCK!!

Wanda Cullen said...

You're a card creating machine and all are quite lovely! I commented on SCS but will say again how much I love the colored leaves you made with the spritzing technique!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fran! Totally beautiful cards! That 2nd one is my fav for sure! Great new watermark also!!

maryr917 said...

3 great cards fran-your train card is sooo cute-perfect for a little one for christmas-

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Stunning suite of cards, Fran! Beautiful techniques and designs! Great CASE cards for Sallie and Carla, too! Awesome work!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Fab cards!
I love the plaid BG on the train card, goes so well!
The leaves on the first, oh my what a great job you did there... great layout on this and the 2nd, nicely done!!!!

Peggy said...

WONDERFUL cards! The plaid with the train image is perfection!

Joanne Travis said...

Love all of your cards, especially that elf train. That is so incredibly cute and is at the top of my wish list!

Karen Barber said...

Oh Francie - I LOVE these nature cards you are doing - gorgeous!!!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - three lovely cards Fran! love your coloring on the leaves - those lovely pine trees and the fun Elf train!

Traci S. said...

Hi Fran~

I am just amazed at the wonderful way you decorate nature on a card! The Lord did a great job coloring everything on the earth...and your cards just capture the beauty of nature on the card. I really enjoy looking at your work. I have never seen a Versa Pen. I am curious about what exactly it does. If you find you have a moment, will you please let me know?

Thanks so much!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Those fall cards are beautiful. I love the train, totally cute.