Sunday, May 15, 2011

Road to Nowhere

Good evening fellow bloggers and anyone else who happens across my little blog.  A fairly productive weekend even with fighting off some bog.  Apparently there is something going around and I was privileged enough to catch it.  Oh least it isn't as bad as the cold I had last December.

I'm trying to get some Father's Day cards done to post at my Etsy shop before the end of the month...can you believe it is already the 15th --- time sure does move fast.  I've been in a retro grungy sort of mood lately (might be because I am under the weather) so some of the latest creations have a 50s feel to them.  The Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge certainly has been very useful and has a ton of images I can't wait to use.  A lot of cool images to cure your retro urges.  I added some pearl glitter to the headlights for a little shimmer.

A close-up of the car and the panels.

A close-up of the greeting.
CPS - Card Sketch Weekly Challenge - CPS 218
I was inspired by CPS-Card Sketches Weekly Challenge - CPS 218.  This blog has one of the best sketch designs I have seen.  They are always coming up with something unique and fabulous.  I had a great time cutting out all of the panels and adding stitching to the borders.  The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Retro Grunge paper and sprockets really added a nice touch to the card.  Have I told you guys I am having a love affair with Tim.  Okay..not really with him...more like all of his products.  I would love to meet him one day to tell him face-to-face how much I love all of his stuff.

Card Challenges Entered:
Card Positioning Systems Weekly Sketch Challenge - CPS 218 
Creative Belli Blog - Challenge 117: Starts with an "S" Challenge (my "S" is sprocket)
Emerald Faerie Garden - First Challenge: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Lothian Crafts Online - Easel Card
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog - Challenge 62: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Challenge 53 Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Old Supplies Challenge (old supplies used: red buttons, sprockets, brad, and glitter)
Wags n' Whiskers Stamps - Challenge 54: Circles 
Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes

Cream Cardstock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Retro Grunge Paper
My Mind's Eye Complete Boy Paper
Red, Black, Silver Cardstock for the Retro Car
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprockets
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Machine Stitching
Embroidary Thread


  1. Love it! Hey, this would be perfect for Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday challenge. You should enter!


  2. Hello.
    Beautiful card. Cool image.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

  3. Awesome card! Thanks so much for your kind words and thanks for joining us at CPS!! :)

  4. Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges

    Hugz, Deb/ Owner

  5. What a sweet card! Great take on the circles challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge! Don't forget about our blog hop and digital stamp release on friday! We hope you can come check it out!
    Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

  6. fabulous Father's Day card Heather! love this design & colors...very cool car too!
    Thank you for sharing with us @ Inspire Me Fridays!
    hugs & blessings!

  7. what a fantastic card ,love all your fab details and great papers
    tracey x

  8. Awesome car, lovin it in red and what a great charm, perfect, thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time
    Debs R

  9. Fab job on the sketch!! Love the design.

  10. That is a great card with a male theme. I hope you are starting to feel better.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  11. Very cool! Fab retro look to it!
    Thanks for playing in the Emerald Faerie Garden. Viv :)

  12. Lovely card I love the shape of the car thanks for joining our challenge.

  13. Wow, Heather! This is what I call a cool card! Love the idea and the layout is simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Emeral Faerie Garden and hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Iulia


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