Thursday, January 29, 2009

3 Cards = 5 Challenges!

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, January 29, 2009
I did it! I dropped Emily off at school, put Bradley in his pack & play and I made a mess of my craft room! But just look what I have to show for it!

This first card is what I am calling a "Double Challenge" card (don't know if anyone has coined that term, yet, so I did!) This is a sketch from Mercy's blog, Lord Have Mercy and it is also a special card for a special someone for the Love Is In The Air challenge at A Spoon Full Of Sugar. (UPDATE!) This card also fits into the Pink Cat Studios L.O.V.E challenge (PCSDTC1) at PaperCraftPlanet! I used Lily & Billy, Old Lace, Valentine and Embellishments!

I have always loved cards that use multiple patterned papers, but I have always been afraid to try it myself. So I am quite proud of this card! I used my new Lily & Billy Sweethearts stamp from Pink Cat Studio and I colored them with my Bic markers and my Skin White Copic. I used Smitten patterned paper and die cut tab from My Mind's Eye. The lace is from my scrap ribbon pile. The eyelets I found in my eyelet caddy with the metal tag and letter u - I don't know who makes them or where they came from! The solid cardstocks are by Coredinations.

This second card is a sketch from Friday Sketchers, I've never done a sketch from them before, but this one called to me! I used my new Foxy stamp from Imaginisce, along with the coordinating Twitterpated paper. I love this paper because parts of it are glossy! Like the fox and the mushrooms. So very cute! My cardstock is Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie. I colored Foxy with Pumpkin Pie and Blush Blossom. The hardware is Stylized Silver by Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up! I also used my Word Window Punch from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from the Small Sayings stamp set.

And this last one is a sketch that I found while surfing Marie's blog, From Combat Boots to Rubber Stamps. She found a new sketch blog called Card Patterns. This was the sketch they posted for Design Team applicants. Since I am too late (and not nearly good enough) to apply for the design team, I did this sketch just for fun! And, because I needed a birthday card for my Best Friend, Kim! I hope she doesn't see this before I mail it! :o) So, here I used my all Stampin' Up! supplies. I used my Crazy For Cupcakes and one of my Happy Birthday stamp sets. I also used Riding Hood Red and Close to Cocoa cardstock and Candy Lane Designer Series paper. My Stampin' Write markers, blender pens, some dimensionals and silver brads added to a few Prima flowers and viola! A cupcake lover's birthday card!

I hope you like my cards! I stepped out of my box a little bit and I am pleased with I came up with!

Thanks for looking, as always, I'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave me some love!

Have a wonderful weekend!

5 stamps of approval:

Unknown said...

these are all simply wonderful! love what you've done with the sketch...sweet valentine's card! love the different patterned papers together!

thanks for playing along with this week's sketch, and i hope to see you again next week!


Callie said...

I love them all! I'm so happy that you got a chance to play!! Good for you! I really like the pp on the fox one. Super cute. I'm going to have to look for that line! Cute cute cute!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh My Oh My Oh My!!!!! I love them all!!!!!!! The first one completely knocks my socks off!!! The image is adorable!!! (so glad you got them!!) the papers are perfect and the way you used the sketch as inspiration is perfect!!! All your papers are yummy!!! I think you rocked all of these challenges! MWAH!

Anonymous said...

All three are great cards, and you know I have to say something about the last one since that's one of my favorite sets!!! I won it at convention so that makes it EVEN better!! I love the card and you did an awesome job cutting out those cupcakes. I'm sure your friend will love it!!

ivy said...

i LOVE that fox! too cute!! he yours?? [hint hint]


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