Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Double Your Pleasure

I have TWO cards to show today!  I know, this is just unheard of from me - Right?  But today is a very special day - a card for OWH and one for Dude Time Doodles!

I was asked by Jan to create a card for the Operation Write Home  Mid Week Throw Down with the theme of Thanksgiving.  I know that no one is really thinking about that yet, but yes, it's time to start creating those cards so OWH can send them to our troops overseas.  I've used an older sketch from OWM and an Autumn Days stamp from SU.  This is fairly simple and free of a lot of embellishments as it will be going in my box for OWM.  The wheat under the pheasant is REAL!  A short story here - the guy that has the field next to our house planted some wheat last year and due to it being dry-land farming and no rain, it never got much over about 6 inches high.  It did "head out" though and when he cut it, so much blew into our yard!  I sprayed it with a clear acrylic sealant before placing it on the card so it won't crumble in the mail.  Be sure and check out OWH.  I'll be entering this in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown (animals).
My second card uses another one of those cute, cute images from Boni - and it's a FREEBIE!!!  Check out Dude Time Doodles today and pick up this cute (and FREE) image - then create something using the image for a chance to be the next Guest Designer at Dude Time Doodles!  Also, note that Dude Time Doodles is having a Design Team call ..... get all the details on the blog.   We're a fun bunch of ladies - even if I say so myself.
I'll enter this in the challenges at Fussy and Fancy (for a man or boy) and Woodware USA (masculine).

Thanks for stopping by................
Lynn

31 comments:

Lesley said...

super card - I love the pheasant from Autumn days the colour combo is fantastic - so Autummy and another one for your famous charatcter cards the blue is just gorgeous best wishes Lesley x

Lynn McAuley said...

What wonderful work, Lynn!! I love the wheat on your sensational Thanksgiving design! And that graduation dude is super cute for male graduates everywhere!!

Donna Hanley said...

Both os these cards are terrific. I love the added wheat on your OWH card. It really adds such a special touch. The Dude Time Doodles card is just adorable. Thank you for sharing.
You have a great blog and I am now a follower.

Tammy said...

Fantastic cards Lynn. Great idea to us the wheat on the card, perfect touch for it and of course, Kurt is spectacular!

maryr917 said...

2 great cards lynn-my fave is your thanksgiving card-I love this pheasant iamge and the real wheat is an awesome touch

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow two cards, you go girl!!!! Love them both, what a great fall/Thanksgiving card and will be so appreciated by all. Love the graduation card, isn't that just how they look after walking the stage and looking at their friends. Love it.

Cleota said...

Both cards are excellent! Love the distressing on Kurt and the wheat stalk added to the OWH card.

Anne Temple said...

Both cards are fantastic. How fun to be able to use real wheat on a card. Kurtis is looking good too! What's that die (or is it a punch) that you used behind him? It looks really cool peeking out.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card Lynn, I love the wheat and how you came to have this "embellishment" :) it's perfect for your card. Your Dude Time card is really cute too!

Thanks so much for making the sample Thanksgiving card for Operation Write Home for me too!

E.T said...

The first card is stunning! and look at the teeth on that guy LOL CUTE!

Carol L said...

These cards are both great Lynn! Like everyone else already said, that sprig of wheat is the perfect embellishment to this great image! Your grad card is too fun with that gigantic smile :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, these are fabulous! Your first card is so rich and elegant - perfect for many holidays! And your graduation card is just soooo cute, what a smile :) x0x0

Nana Connie said...

Oh, Lynn, I love your Thanksgiving card for OWH! That wheat is so incredible. And I love Kurtis, the Graduate -- I'm going to be working with him tomorrow night (I hope - if work gives a break.) Love the way you framed him -- I may have to CASE that. :-)

Tip Top said...

Heheh! He is fab!

Babette said...

I absolutely love the wheat. It's a great card. You are brilliant!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Great cards! That's awesome that it's real wheat on the card!! I have to start a new box for OWH! I'm still trying to figure out a time to host a OWH card party!!

What a fun graduation card! He sure looks happy!!!!

Maria

Alissa said...

I LOVE the Thanksgiving card Lynn. The addition of the wheat is fantastic.

Paula S. said...

Gorgeous sample card you've made for OWH. So many nice details! Great job!

Jennipher Lowery said...

These are both great Lynn! I love the graduate...super cute. Thanksgiving card is gorgeous!

Davi said...

A very pretty card...love your pheasant and the wheat!! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Joan Ervin said...

Both your cards are wonderful, Lynn...love how you added the wheat on the first and the flip flops on the graduate cracked me up!!!!

jaydee said...

Lynn, both cards are wonderful. I do love the first one with the wheat.
hugs
jaydee

Monica said...

Love that real wheat... looks BRILLIANT. Adds so much character to the card.

And the second card made me laugh...

xxx Monica

silkeshimazu said...

These are great! Love the real wheat on the first card and the look on the graduate's face on the second one.

Faye said...

Wow. These are both very different. My favourite is the first. I love all the details, they work really well and really pull this wonderful card together. xxx

paperpedaler said...

Both of these cards are so full of inspiration!

jojoscraps said...

Great cards Lynn. Love that grad!
Jo xx

Tammy said...

Awesome cards Lynn! I LOVE the wheat on your OWH card...what a fabulous embellishment!!

Shannon White said...

Lynn these are both fantastic! Love the great young man image of the Graduate card and the Wonderful classic Thanksgiving Card too. Very Classy!

Hugs!
Shannon 8-)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are fabulous, I like the use of the wheat on the first card, and the image on the second.
Kevin xx

Anne Marie said...

Look at you with two cards at once! Both of them are awesome, too! I love the wheat accent on the first card. I never would have thought about spraying it with sealant either. Love the colors on your graduate card! Such a fun image and the scalloped border frames him perfectly. Love it! :)