Friday, June 25, 2010

Casing Kittie

Today is Friday... and on Fridays at noon, Anne Ryan announces who the Queen for the Day is... or really the week... Kittie was the Queen for the day today... and her gallery was really a lot of fun to gaze through... which I did... in between rain storms etc... and really had a hard time finding which card I wanted to really do... so I limited it down to two... and did them...

This one on the left... I loved, because of the little 'frame' around the picture... Now Kittie had used a vintage stamp of two little girls.. I had to use a photo of me a few years ago.. ahem... a few I said... not how many... a FEW!!!!

Anyway... I made a 5x5 square and punched Martha around the edges... and then folded it... and it became a frame...
I used some dotted swiss (Cuttlebug... what else... ) behind it, as I had on a dotted swiss dress... my mother had made it, and it was also smocked in all white too... oh my goodness patience galore... anyway... I also tried that new kind of punching which you can see in the background... I also think that gives this card a little bit of a vintage look too...
Going into my gallery of flowers .... Pretties by Bonnie I picked out a flower... copied it into different sizes and then using some Shell pink and Old Paper distressing inks I 'colored' the flowers.. then I stacked them... added the pearl in the center... then I felt the card needed some other decorating... so I added pearls around the edge... Also a wide ribbon chiffon bow...

The white papers were altered with old paper and Photo vintage distressing inks... by Ranger...

This card is one that I have seen Kittie do quite a few times and have always loved it... so I felt I HAD to do this one..

A stamp, stamped twice... down the length of the paper... and the punched with martha again... I colored the flowers with colored pencils... but to make the white ones stand out.. I took a light tan pencil and colored in the background... just to make the white pop.. a bow... and a piece of green paper... and DONE!!!

Hope you like these today...
and that you will try something new and a little different too..

Glenn and I are celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary tomorrow... so most likely I will not post... but you never know....

Thanks for stopping by... and drop me a line if you want to chat and can't leave a message on here...

My e-mail is love to hear from you..

Love, Light and Peace... Bonnie


  1. Super sweet and full of vintage love, I love love how you built the background and showcased the main image, lovely lovely Bonnie Bonnie!

  2. I am learning so much from you. As I usually say in all my comments to you, your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing what you do.

  3. AAAAWWW, you were so cute! Love the cards, especially the frame around your picture. Lovely cards as usual!

  4. You always do great work, Bonnie, but must say these 2 cards are really WOW cards!! Using your personal photo from a FEW years back makes it extra special! :-) The tall card is simple but elegant...gonna have to CASE you on that one!

  5. Wonderful vintage look! I love that image in the 2nd card~~

  6. Gorgeous cards Bonnie! Congrats on 42 years! What a wonderful accomplishment! Enjoy your day!

  7. Two gorgeous creations, Bonnie! Love that you used your photo on the first oh so elegant creation! Happy 42nd! Hope your day was special!

  8. very pretty cards for the qftd challenge bonnie-my fav is the first one-with your photo-what is the new punching you tried-you didnt say
    your 2nd card is a bit different for you-but I love how you stamped the image and the cas design

  9. I loved that card of Kittie's and you did it proud with your wonderful rendition with your own sweet picture on it Bonnie! Love the flowered card too - so pretty!

  10. Just gorgeous creations, Bonnie! I really love hte layout and design of the second one. Long and low or tall and narrow cards are a bit of a challenge for me. Your instructions make it sound easy peasy. Both are so elegant! Lovely work!

  11. Oh, this is so beautiful, Bonnie!! Love that photograph of you and all of the surrounding details that showcase it so well. Very nicely done!!