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Saturday, August 6, 2011

lots of cards - not DT stuff for a change!

hiya! what's cookin', folks?
i'm throwin' up this post 'cuz i haven't done much crafting outside of DT work lately, and i had a bit of downtime last night and this morning, so i was actually playin' along around the rest of the Blogosphere...

how's about a little SOGgy action?

i think '50s Kaylee may be my SECOND fave image from Some Odd Girl (next to the spunky new Punk Kaylee, who will be available to buy on MONDAY!) - she's just one classy chick, with a touch of sass (that hand on hip thing is a dead giveaway, right?!).

see what i mean?

i've also discovered that, while i've only coloured a couple of images in black and white, i think it's one of my fave techniques and it gives a little extra vintage class to any card - even one with lots of poppin' bright colours!

see that fabby felt flower embellie? that's from my girl Diana's etsy shop - i love the way this chick puts together a funky little accent, and her stuff is SO reasonably priced! GO SHOP! and have you noticed that i have a bit of a penchant for baker's twine lately? it's the stuff dreams are made of! i can't get enough of it, and there are SO many gorgeous variations of it, i will never get bored!
so this little lady is for the challenges at:
Papertake Weekly's "anything goes"
(with the option of metal - my flowers have those funky
little wires and i've made 'em all twisty for the occasion)
Stamp Something - use a digi

the following card is a request from my manager; a birthday card for a girl turning 25, whom she's never met. ??? sure, i can do that!

lurrrrrrve the tiny script on that black and white paper, and the gorgeous crocheted flower, sent to me by the lovely Terry O from Tellen's Place!

playing along with this one at:
Colour Create - they're looking for pink, green and white

the next card i made with something particular in mind and did something not within my usual comfort zone (if you know me, you'll understand why):

i absolutely ADORE the Love Balloon image from
so ridiculously versatile!

this one's for challenges over at:
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - their theme is "Friendship"
Cute Card Thursday is looking for no designer papers

and last but not least, this one was for fun... i used the utterly STUNNING Chanter Heartsong by the utterly TALENTED Amy, and put something bright and cheery together:

of all the wonderful Amy Young stamps, i think this one is still my absolute fave!

and i played along at...
ABC Challenge - their theme is A for Auburn hair
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spots and Dots
Sketch & Stash - here's the sketch:

and my neglected stash is those cute stitched K & Company flowers that i've been hording for well over a year. i finally got to toss the package, 'cuz i actually used something up! i don't do that often enough. ;)

SO! i'm gonna do some colouring, eat some Pringles, pick up a few groceries, and hit up A.C. Moore later today to use up the giftcards and coupons i have! hope your day is equally fabby!


  1. Holy wowness, Batman!! LOVE these!!

  2. Wow!! Your cards are all just STUNNING!!

  3. Girl, you're on a roll! Love the SOG one. I still haven't even dare to try black gray coloring like that. Yours is awesome!

  4. Ooh, these are all so pretty!

  5. WOWZERS Leah these are so gorgeous, love your embellishing and fab colour combos
    love tasha xx

  6. Loving these gorgeous creations, my fave is the 50's Kaylee, but I'm also kind of partial to the balloon... very restrained for you ;)
    Hope you're having a fabulous weekend xx

  7. Fabulous image - I love that balloon. Thank you for playing along at SSDS this week.
    Ike xx

  8. All such fab and funky cards!!

  9. this is awesome... I just love the papers & the image... so bright & cheery :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good luck ;)

    Angie xXx

  10. LOVE your work! All the cards are fabulous are you've got some MAD coloring skills! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. I could have swore I was already following you.....oiy.....Kaylee is totally wicked vintage.....holy wow. What wonderful cardz! So nice not to make DT stuffs hey/!!?!

  12. Oh my goodness these are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at SSDS with your wonderful friendship creations. Love all the images!

  13. These are all great cards! I love the hot air balloon one! Fabulous!

  14. Oh wow Leah! All of your cards are gorgeous. Its been a little while since my last visit, but totally worth it :) Stunning work Hun.
    (Thanks for playing at CCT this week).
    Hugs Kylie xx

  15. Wow, lots of gorgeous cards here, thanks for the inspiration & for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend & Good Luck!

  16. Oh my goodness!! So many fantastic cards in different lovely styles!! Great coloring and lovely details!! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  17. oh I like the retro look on the last card.
    Thanks for going Auburn with us at The ABC Challenge.

  18. What gorgeous cards. I love the papers and fab colours. Brilliant use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing at Sketch n Stash this time. x

  19. Beautiful, gorgeous cards.

  20. Wow!!! All the cards are simply stunning!!! Fabulous colouring and great layouts!! Thanks for joining us at SNS this time around, Juliexxx

  21. Wanted to let you know The ABC challenge will be back!!! Check out the blog for the update


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