Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New TOYS!!!

Yesterday afternoon, the order from Provo arrived with all kinds of new toys... YEAH!!!!
So I open the box and started to play with the new folders... so very much fun...

I embossed them all in white and played with them... as you can see... Each one a little bit differently.. This one is for the Sketch Challenge today... and the sketch is very simple and nice... so I was able to use one of the folders... as a background and the other as a band going across... The Butterfly folder is 12" long!!!! A new size... great for cards and also for scrapping... I love it... I used a resist pad and then put chalks over the butterflies and also on the background... love the pastel look, yet still a little bit towards the bold side... The background is called Polka dot... which is a little bit larger than the Swiss Dotted one... I love this one and think I will use this a lot... as I love the swiss dotted one so very much...

Another card for the Sketch challenge... but this card is 5.5X8.5... as I wanted to use my Bird cage that I got a few weeks ago... The bird house is a Sizzix by Tim Holtz in the Alterations series... love it.. .I used chalks on that too.. a pewter color... it is swinging in the breeze... Also the bird comes with it... which I put outside of the cage today... and colored it with markers... The background is called 'seeing spots' another new folder... and the band of bird cages is another new folder... 12 " long also...

I made the flower from pages in a book... and added ink on the edges... just to make it a little bit more shabby looking and also give it a rustic attitude!!!!

Now yesterday afternoon, when I did get these... I had all the papers out for the Color challenge... so that is how this next card happened...

I wanted to do this particular style of card... and so here is the front of it...

Nothing really eye popping... nice... but certainly not eye popping... a few flowers made with the spellbinder daisy die... and a panel over the gate way card... created with Martha's punch set... You know I don't know the names of these things... but I do love this one... it is very delicate in mood... love that for this type of card..

I tied it with a pale blue ribbon..

The colors were Bermuda blue, RED and Karft... so where is the RED???

The card above is the inside of the one above that... It is a simple fold... even though it looks complicated... and then it is decorated with all the paper laces created with some of Martha's punches... I love this heart one, and have hardly used it, so I was really happy to use it...

I enlarged this picture... so you can't clearly see the background of the center part... but it is the polka dotted folder... and then I used a spellbinder for the scalloped red layer... and then a spellbinder oval for the black magic panel...

I use a product in a jar by copic... called opaque white... you cna use it with a brush... and paint it onto the black and in a few seconds you have a nice dry white area... I drew these flowers on that balck and then painted it with some pencils, markers and other things like H20's... This other card the oval was done the same way... EXCEPT I did the panel a little bit differently... I cut the scalloped spellbinder out of the scrolled cuddlebug die... and then popped the black oval... added the Martha lace at the bottom and was done after I added a sheer red ribbon...

I really love these two cards that I made yesterday... and will be playing with my new toys to see all the ways to use them.. that is what is so much fun when you do get new things.. and incorporating them into what you already have... Oh so much fun...

I hope you have a fun day... and thanks for taking a look at my cards and blog...
Love, Light and Peace.... Bonnie


  1. Isn't it FUN to get new things to try out Bonnie! Love the new embossing folders - your cards are all so pretty and creative! love the colorful insides of the foldy one!

  2. If I came to live with you, would you share your toys????(LOL) I love the cards you make..they are all so different! Proves you have many facets, GF!! Love all these today!!

  3. Love all you new toys, Bonnie! You have been a busy girl! Love all the pretty creations.

  4. another set of great cards bonnie-its so fun playing with new stuff-my fav is the last one where you drew the flowers-it looks like the black magic technique-so pretty

  5. SERIOUSLY!!! I love that you have new toys, I am feeling them all they way across the ocean!! Love the new textures and cuts and a Bird Cage, love that!

  6. Don't you just love getting new "toys"? You have been busy busy with them!! Love all your cards, Ms Enabler!!

  7. What fun, it's like Christmas morning!! LOVE that new polka dot embossing folder with the larger dots. Definitely getting that one!
    All of your cards are so pretty with so many lovely colors and details. A real treat for the eyes this morning!! Hope you have a wonderful day and you get to spend a lot of it playing with all of your new goodies!!

  8. Stunning suite of amazing and beautifully detailed cards, Bonnie! Stunning stunning work! Wow! LOVE the design and coloring on the CC card! Great look! Beautiful craftwomanship!