Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quilted Friendship Card and a Sleepy Dog!

Can you believe that I'm back so soon?  I am wanting to create and post more often these days :D  That's a good thing... especially since it's still so HOT!  I have my faithful puppy dog snoozing on the cool floor beside me as I prepare this post.  Ahhhhh... the life of a dog lol!

See that box by his head?  It's full of stamps I need to go through and send as candy to one of my blog friends!!!  Soon.......

He's abandoned his toy after he ate the treat of course... see that white spot in the lower right corner?  That's his paw.  Yes, the floor is much cooler!

Ooops!  My camera was a little too loud lol!  He's not really awake... he just flopped right back where he was (see photo #1) LOL!!!

Are you a 'die-hard' crafter who loves practically every craft?  I couldn't quite put myself in that category, but I do love to have my hands on a wide variety!!!  Quilting is one of them.  I have numerous unfinished quilts waiting for 'someday!'

Today's card is a faux quilt.  Well, ok... not even 'faux' but it was fun to make :D

I've seen the technique I used around blogland (I think some call it Pillow Top).  What I've noticed on mine though, is that the 'seams' were pretty light.  I should have used a darker color!  So to remedy this, I decided that I would 'stitch in the ditch' (a term that refers to quilting following the seams) using my copic multiliner.

This is the cutie-pie I used.  I'm in love with her  She's called Big Hat Peeker by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  She's colored with copics and accented with both Ice Silks and Stickles.  ShinHan Twin Touch Markers can be found HERE.

Challenges Entered:
Totally Papercrafts - Inspired by a Song (Friends by Michael W. Smith)
Allsorts  - Use Metal
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes (Final Challenge!)
Totally Gorgeous -  Strings the Thing
Stamptacular Sunday - Let's Hear it for the Girls
No Matter Which Challenges - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Cute as a Button #156
Mad for Markers - Anything Goes (sorry I didn't write down the colors!)

The tag is a double decker I created using Memory Box Classic Tags.  The distress ink I used to create the background and edge the tag is Weathered Wood.  The pearls were created using Viva Decor Paper Pen in Opal (20% off!).  I just picked up a package of safety pins at my local grocery store for 25 cents!  I thought it would fit in nicely with this theme :D  I used Scrapper's Floss for the thread HERE.  I really like how it doesn't unravel like thread.  It is a bit thicker, but as you can see, it knots up beautifully... AND I need every color LOL!!!

All gluing was done using ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever (my FAVE!!!).  One of the reasons I LOVE it so much is that it's quick and easy adhering paper layers.  Just a little is needed and it's STRONG!  I don't have to try and remember how to reload my ATG again...and again...and again hee hee!

Calling All Paper Addicts!!!
Fabulous new paper pads available NOW.  Here's a few to whet your appetite...
Echo Park 6 x 6 paper stack - Chillingsworth


Carta Bella - All hallow's eve


Echo Park 6 x 6 paper stack - Very Merry Christmas


Even more can be found HERE!  Enjoy!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit!  See you next time : D

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Sandra H said...

Oh your pup is just the cutiest!! great card love that image and the layout and great papers too x

marion said...

What a refreshing card, so lovely and such a briljant card style, gorjuss colouring. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck, Hope to see you back soon in our next challenge, hugs, Marion

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week Lori. Tracy x

brenda said...

Well, it's a really lovely cards you made here but I'm afraid that puppy steals the show, she's absolutely gorgeous.

It's great to see you join us at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much.

B x

Kathy said...

So cute! I've never seen a card quilted like this, love the look, will have to try it. Beautifully colored, too. Thanks for joining us for the "Cute as a Button" challenge on the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lori this is totally gorgeous. I love the image and your colouring is amazing.

Thanks for playing along with our Anything goes challenge this month.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Mad for Markers DT

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Really cute the card.Beautiful colors on card.

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a cute pup!!! LOVE your card, as always. That's a cool technique - will have to give it a go sometime soon!

Hugs from Germany!

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous....Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Wendy xx

Marissa Isabel said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the faux quilt technique!!
Thanks for sharing your project at Allsorts Challenge
marissa Isabel

SuzanneK said...

Wow love the design and your gorgeous image, beautifully coloured too. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges, I do hope you will join us again for our next challenge. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the bright colouring, the pillow top teqnique and the use of string and buttons. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. Bettina xx

paperfun said...

Your card is lovely. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the faux quilting.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Beate said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the faux quilt background.
I also love that Halloween paper. It reminds me of last years pack from Pink Paislee. I will have to get me a stack of that.

Hugs and smiles

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