Friday, July 26, 2013

Index card a day for July 20th through 26th

We're nearly at the end of our journey with Tammy at Daisy Yellow and her now famous ICAD project.  I wasn't sure I would finish, because there were days I just didn't want to make one.  But perseverance is the key, right?  And now the finish line is in sight.

The theme of the week was doodles, but anyone who has ever been to my blog knows I don't doodle.  My hand cramps and I can't hold a pen for very long due to a rare form of arthritis which is attributed to a birth defect.  I can't decorate cakes, either, so I definitely know my limits.  So no doodles for me this week, since I'll be striking out on my own.

Day 50
Die cuts I received in a swap were added to a piece of ribbon I sewed to the IC I colored using one of my hand made shimmering mists.

Day 51
Anyone who knows me, knows I couldn't go two complete months without adding a rocking horse into the mix somewhere.  Background from a magazine paired with a stamped rocker.

Day 52
I had this already fussy-cut horse image sitting on my desk, so thought now would be a good time to use it.  More hand made mists.

Day 53
For this one, I swiped some black Staz-on DTP (direct to paper) on the IC, then used magazine images to shape a heart and background.  I printed the sentiment.

Day 54
I found all these "less" words and inked around them.

Day 55
Yes, I agree.  Day 55's IC is a bit lame, but I didn't have much time, so cut a few paint chip samples and sewed them together.

Day 56
A bit of sewing, a bit of scrapbook paper, a bit of paint chips, and a yellow pen that doesn't show the date and names very well.

Please visit Tammy for the links to others who have joined this fun collaboration.  I know they will be happy if you do.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Anonymous said...

horses galore! Love it....xox

Giggles said...

Very nice, hope you have a reprieve with your hand!

Hugs Giggles

Linda said...

These are great! It's a huge challenge for me... and I AM behind! I must catch up... we are almost done!

Miriam said...

I just couldn't see the end when I started either but here we are I don't think I will stop though, I really love making the cards! I love the 1st card this time.

Patricia/NYC said...

Great cards!! I just love that first one. And anything sewn onto a card is just gorgeous! Beautiful!

Joyfulploys said...

Hi...I like all your cards very much...Day 50 is so bright and cheery but I like them all. I'm already thinking, what will I do after ICAD is over? :) I'm thinking maybe go bigger...postcard size. Have a great weekend and I hope your hand gets much better soon.

Prairie Jill said...

Great cards! I think my favourite is the first one - so bright and colourful. Love the horses, too!

linda said...

As always, I love how you think outside the box. I like the sewn ones--one of these days I will unpack the little sewing machine I bought and try that.

Dianne said...

I am surprise you've gone this long before featuring the rocking horse! lovely cards all...I just love stitched cards!

PetraB said...

I like your cards a lot, such a great format. Hope your hand gets better soon!

voodoo vixen said...

Another batch of lovely cards and I am so glad you continued... I would have probably fallen at the wayside long ago!

Natasha said...

The last 2 months have gone so fast, it is hard to believe it is nearly finished! Love your cards. I love the look of stitching.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I am always amazed with the amount of variety you come up with for these ICAD projects!

Thanks for your nice comment on my "stained glass" rose cards. I guess we are always our worse critics. I think I'll start a post called, "What to do with projects that don't turn out like you planned"! :)

Deborah Weber said...

Love seeing your collection of cards, and what a great variety you've created.