Tuesday, February 8, 2011

365 Cards - Day 346 & D2D Happy Rabbit

Aloha and E Komo Mai (Hello and welcome) to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge at 365 Cards! If you checked out the blog, you heard that Pam is actually visiting my neck of the woods (or I guess it would be "ocean" and not "woods"!) this week as she's vacationing on the Garden Isle of Kauai with her family! Wish I got to see her but I know she'll have a fab time there! So on to this week's challenge which is "Teen Queen"! So think of making a card for a teen girl and frame the card with bling! Well, I gots lots of bling on this one with pearls, glitter papers, and embossed glitter on the background paper! Oh yeah, I also used a starburst pen on the scales of the mermaid and on her eyeshadow! After all that, didn't have room for the sentiment on the front, so on the inside it went...
Hehe, I love puns! Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - The world is our oyster (use pearls)
2. Aly's Sunday Challenge - bling it up
3. Copic Creations - cool colors
4. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes
5. Cute Card Thursday - banish the blues (humor)
6. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - do it with a digi
7. the sweetest thing... - sketch

Also I have a creation for the D2D Card Ideas blog.
This has a bit of a story...I asked Faith if she could create a rabbit image for the Chinese New Year, which this year is the Year of the Rabbit (also my "year" as I born in the year of the rabbit many moons ago). Anyway, she came up this adorable cutie!! Well, last week was the beginning of the Chinese New Year so hopefully I can get these done and out to my friends and family by the end of the celebration (it goes for 15 days!)! We'll see! There are many cultural references here with the rabbit, the red envelop (which holds a quarter), and the color red. I love learning about different cultures! The rabbit is covered with white Fun Flock and the background is embossed with Chinese lanterns. So here's a picture of the inside...
Now if anyone speaks Chinese/Mandarin, they may not appreciate the spelling I used of "Kung Hee Fat Choy". I apologize, but apparently it's a Hawaii version of the traditional saying and what I'm most familiar with. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Charisma Cardz Challenges! - no embellishments
2. Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - critter/animal image
3. Cupcake Craft Challenges - seeing red
4. Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch
5. Pear Tree Designs - free for all
6. Phindy’s Friday challenge - embossing
7. Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Chinese new year
8. Scrap-Creations - animal antics
9. Stampin' Celebration - color inspiration

Thanks for stopping by this Wednesday and I can't wait to see your Teen Queen cards or whatever else you come up with!


Spyder said...

Love the bling on the mermaid lovely card

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the DP & colour combo, your mermaid looks fab!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx


2 Fabbie cards! So glad I can 'click' and enlarge your pics, so many details to look at and appreciate! Love the bling, bling, bling on the teenie bopper card and perfect for any girl living on your island (or anywhere, it's such a happy card!) and the Chinese New Year card is just gorgeous! The rabbit digi Faith drew for your request is just as cute as it can be. Love the happy face and the 'arm' up so it can hold something, maybe a heart, a flower, on and on and on!

Well, another day off of school for snow and very, very cold temps. Good for me since I overslept!

Love, SAM aka MOM

by the way, your midwestern background is showing when you use the phrase, "my neck of the woods"

ElizabethR said...

Fab card love the happy rabbit!! Thanks for joining in Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Elizabeth cold and wet in Wales xxx

Rica said...

Fabulous cards Kim, love your use of the cool colours with those beautiful papers and gorgeous image. Your details are just perfect for the colours and image!!

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
Heather xx

Tine said...

Hi. what a fun card for the Chinese New Year. Love the little envelope and the sentiment is just perfect for your card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Christine said...

Super card and lovely rabbit. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Christine x

Dawn said...

Love the mermaid, beautiful card & thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love both the cards they are super, thanks for pling along on OSAAT and Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

Rainbow Lady said...

Aloha Kim such an adorable and happy rabbit. I also love the embossing in the background. Wonderful. I also love Hawaii - been many times and want to return soon. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Tracy said...

Sooo fabulous Kim!!! This image just made me smile from ear to ear. I love how you used the sketch and the embossing detail is perfect. Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday.

Vanja said...

Fantastic cards! Wonderful images.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Chocolate Orange said...

Gorgeous cards.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our Do it with a digi challenge. Good Luck.

Choccy x

Carolyn V said...

I, too, am lovin' the pearls on your mermaid card. Lovely! I also like the touch of gold on your Chinese NY card...

Faith S. said...

Both cards are beautiful, and I love the inside of the Chinese New Year card! I love learning about other cultures!!

Anonymous said...

Adorable "teen card" I just love the sentiment inside, great job, and thanks for the inspiration!!!

Jen said...

Super new year card, love that rabbit. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Tami said...

What a cute little card thanks for playing at Aly's.

LouDotMac said...

Two gorgeous cards - I love the first one. The large pearls around the die cut are perfect and that image is so dreamy!!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs in our 'Free For All' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Colleen said...

Both cards are cute - love the embossing on the bunny card! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

marsha said...

Great cards! The bunny is just so cute and love your embossing! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, we hope you will come back and play again next week!

Anne-Marije said...

What a nice cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
xxx Anne-Marije

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Stephanie said...

Lovely card! I love the bling. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

Shelly said...

Such a lovely card for our Seeing Red challenge! Great image! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for our Critter Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy