Saturday, March 5, 2011

Making Do

I'm just making do over here in my corner of the world.  I have to say that it's more than a little frustrating to not be able to get to my craft room when I want to!  We are having electrical issues upstairs.  The issue...we have no power upstairs, which mean I can craft by lantern or headlight or by daylight.  I happen to work days, so today is the first day in better than a week that I have been able to make a card and I think it shows. 

So I made this little number for a few challenges.  First, I wanted to participate in the Verve Fan hop so I pulled out some of my favorite new Verve for this card.  This cute little Emery just begs to be paper pieced, so I was happy to oblige!  That brings me to the next challenge, The Moxie Fab World Paper Piecing Challenge.  I drew in some lines on Emery's feet to do a little more piecing.  (I hope it doesn't offend Julee that I altered her art a bit!)  Finally, I used this week's sketch from the Limelight Papercraft's Sketch and Product Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully, I will get a few more daylight hours in my craft room today to create a bit more.

Details - Stamps: To The Moon (Verve), Emery PJ (Verve); Paper: Whisper White (base), Welcome Neighbor dsp, vellum; Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay; Accessories: Nestabilities, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper snips, white ep, heat tool, stampin' dimensionals, glue pen. 

27 comments:

Marisa said...

Way to persevere in the conditions. I think you card is adorable! The paper on Emery is adorable :) Great card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh Toni! This is so pretty! I am a HUGE fan of elephants and love the patterned paper you selected for this little guy. I like the grass fringe you created and the cloud background DP as well. A terrific card!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like the paper pieced elephant and the kite and the clouds!

Rhonda said...

Gotta love those blue ears!! Very cute. Hope you get power soon.

Tanya said...

Oh this is just darling! I love elephants and this little guy is darling, (he's on my wishlist!) I love that you stamped him on that sweet dp, great job!

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card.

Pam Speidel said...

It looks like you are making the most of your situation! This is ADORABLE!

Joanne Gilch said...

Soooo adorable!! Your paper piecing is wonderfully fun!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is so cute and adorable! Great paper piecing! :)

Heidi said...

cute circle card. I hate when I lose power as well.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a sweet card, Toni! I love how you pieced darling Emery!

Denisse said...

super adorable!!

Tina said...

Such a sweet card. Love the circle shape! Good job!

Karen Day said...

Emery is just darling! Really sweet card :o)

Julie E said...

What sweetness! I love Emery and the little scene you created is so sweet :>)

lauren bergold said...

well OF COURSE i am sorry to hear you've been craftless...been there, (unwillingly) done that! so if by "i think it shows" you mean that due to your enforced absence you had so much creativity and extra inspiration stored up that your card came out particularly ♥FABULOUSLY♥, then YES: it shows!!! :) :) :) (but i hope you have unlimited electricity and time to use it SOON!!!) :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Just love your sweet circle card...Emery is one of my fave animal images!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful baby card and the paper pieced elephant is so cute.

Betty Wright said...

Toni, this is so precious and just beautifully done! Wonderfull papers and detailing! Love the touch of scallop vellum with beading behind Emery! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Verve Fan Hop!

Debbie Carriere said...

Super, super cute!! Love what you have done with Emery & that cute kite. TFS :)

Mary (Happy Now) said...

Lovely! That patterned paper is fantastic, and I love the sweet scallops and pearls behind Emery. Cute!

Mandy said...

What a precious little elephant! Love every element you incorporated here for this cute card! :) Featuring your card tomorrow, Toni! :)

Dani said...

So lovely!!

Heather said...

beautiful card. I love all the piecing you did and of course emory is just the cutest thing ever no matter how he is done, and with these little polka dots he is adorable!

Marsha said...

Very cute. Kite with clouds - great together.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is so cute! Love that sweet little kite!

Cath said...

Hey Toni! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)