The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mr Cardmaker Is Such a Challenge...

I am RUSHING to get some things posted, so I can enter a couple of challenges.  I have been on the lean side of posting this week, so sorry about that, but I have lots of things to look at today, so I am hoping to make up for it.

For MOJO MONDAY, I made this--

Bright happy colors, and a sentiment from Wplus9.  I love those transparent sequins, too!
Then, for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger--Scene in Tangerine,  I made this--
 This could be one of my weirdo faves of all time.  I LOVE that Ball jar from Paper Smooches (coated in Glossy Accents), and the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays  kills me dead!!!  I love it in gold!  Oh, the oranges are from GinaK Designs.

I'm also entering this one at simon says stamp and show, the anything goes challenge, and the anything goes challenge at bearly mine, and at crafts and me challenges.

And, since I had the orange stuff out, I made this, too...Not sure I can enter twice, but just in case...

I bought a new Hero Arts set that has lots of splats and swooshes, which I like a LOT.  I doctored it all up with a water brush, and I do love the gold sentiment (Papertrey Ink).  Oh, and the texture is done with clear embossing powder.  Nothing on top of it, just digging the shine.

Then, for me, I made this--

Some of these papers are a bit on the crooked side, but I like the design, so, here it is.  It maybe goes with the crooked letters?  Child-like, let's say...That's it....

So, speaking of the HOME, I have a few details left, and then I can show you what I have been up to.  I am waiting for my new house numbers, which are being custom created by an artist I found on ETSY! I can't WAIT!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep your fingers crossed for me.  The more stuff I win, the more I can create to share with YOU!
All Best-


  1. Dude.....your cards are seriously ROCKIN!!!!!

  2. Wow!Beautiful cards!!!So colorful,love the house!!!Have a good evening!!!

  3. Richard...your cards are awesome. I love your sense of color and design. Each each is so bright and yet all so very different. Great use of die cuts and layering of papers and tape. Love them all! Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. What a wonderful card! Love the freshness of them! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  5. Beautiful cards
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Challenge.
    Hugs Julie x

  6. Oh honey, I'm in love with all of them!! The second and third are my favorites. I love how your mind works. Can't wait to see the house, especially the door. Good luck - win big!

  7. Stunning cards, Richard, just stunning!! That ball jar card blew my head off!!

  8. Holy Smokies!! So much awesomeness in one post!! LOVE that first one. I think it's impossible to make a bad card with that new Wplus9 set. Love how you added sequins in the center of the flowers. The second card, with all it's glossy accent fabulousness! Incredible!!!

  9. Oh WOW!
    I was looking you up to send the link to a friend!
    I'm all about sharing!
    Didn't realize I was behind in the Mr Cardmaker posts!
    These are all awesome!
    Can't wait to see the house pics!
    Good luck in the challenges!

  10. Wow! You have been busy! I love the shiny jar full of orange slices!!

  11. Oh, my! These are just awesome! I am really loving that top card!!!

  12. Beautiful cards, Richard! I love your attention to detail :)
    Sylvia xx

  13. What a wonderful group of cards, I'm particularly fond of the top one. They are all so darn colourful--just my style.

  14. Well someone has been busy! Loving all your cards here. You should consider entering the first one in the Mixey Matchey challenge at MFW. And the second, polaroid-style card is so darn FUN. The plaid with the glossy jar, epoxy dots and of course the gold sentiment is a knock-out!

  15. Hi Richard! Came over to see what you've been up to, and there's lots of eye candy to see! This post is chock full of goodies, my fave being that glossy Ball jar with citrus slices inside. So clever!


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