Saturday, February 19, 2011

Delightful Saturday!

It's been awhile since I've done a Saturday post and probably even longer since I've done a non-DT post! That's why I love holiday weekends! More time to create! So Faith at Designed2Delight has been cranking out the digis lately and I finally got around to making some things with a couple of them! First up is this week's freebie for those that played along with last week's challenge at Delightful Inspiration. If you didn't get it free, you can pop over to the store, pick it up, and play along to get next week's image for free! What a deal! Anyway, I broke out the Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" papers for this one, along with some SU! patterned paper (the tree trunk), solids (chocolate chip and very vanilla), and ribbon. The felt is some I picked up my local Ben Franklin Craft store, as are those little buttons. Colored the little birdie with copics. Sentiment is a sticker from SRM. And here's the inside...
Here's the challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - embossing: I embossed the very vanilla with a polka dot pattern
2. allsorts challenge blog - inspired by nature
3. Alota Rubber Stamps - use Nestabilities: the image panel and circle behind it are cut with nestabilities
4. Alphabet Challenge Blog - P for Paper Piecing: I paper pieced a bit on this one...the tree trunk, bird, and grass
5. CES challenges - spots and stripes: got spots embossed on the background panel and on the tree trunk, and stripes on the ribbon!
6. Charisma Cardz Challenges! - Spring has Sprung
7. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - felt or fabric
8. digital tuesday challenge - die cuts + digi
9. Drunken Stampers - use die cuts
10. Flourishes - 3 patterned papers
11. If The Shoe fits... Scrap It! - happy birthday
12. INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGES - spots and stripes
13. i{heart}2stamp - sketch
14. Paper Issues - Birds, Bees, or Butterflies
15. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Spring + ribbon
16. Scrap-Creations - Spring Fever

My second creation for today is also using one of Faith's images called "Balancing Act". that I look at it, I think my birdie's a little off balance! hehe...guess I need to focus better when cutting things out with the nesties! Oh well, just tilt your head and he'll look fine :)
Here's the challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Bee Crafty - DOWNLOADS - hearts + digi
2. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - get well: see picture below for this one open, the sentiment is "Hey there, chickadee...hope you're feeling better"
3. Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy cards: got those shiny rhinestone hearts in the 4 corners
4. Delightful challenges - Animals
5. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
6. Dutch Dare Card Challenges - sparkle, glitter or bling
7. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - diamond fold card (find tutorial here)
8. I Did it Creations Challenge - bling it up
9. Papertake Weekly Challenge - putting on the glitz
10. pile it on - love plaid
11. Saturday Challenge - fancy folds
12. The Pixie Cottage - sketch
13. The Res-Q-Challenge - make a project with something that makes you happy: the color PINK and the hearts make me happy!
14. Totally Stampalicious - some bling, glitter or glitz
15. TotallyPaperCrafts - Do it with digi
16. Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog - Paper Piecing

Here's the inside...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Bianca said...

Oh Kim, your diamontfoldcard is so very lovely! I love the hears from patend papers very much! But also the other card is very pritty! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca


WOW, you sure make Faith's images 'shine' under your creative hands! Love both cards very much, but especially the texture of the felt tree and the scrunched ribbon - gorgeous. I just wonder what the little bird is eyeing up in that tree...

Ahhh, the little birdie is on a balancing act, but it is called a balancing act! Great piecing on both projects.

I'm so glad I can enlarge your pics, love to see all the little details that go into the making of your cards.

Till later - Love, SAM aka MOM

Anonymous said...

Hello Kim
.... wooow your card is stunning.
The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.

Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

*psychangel* said...

Two fantastic cards Kim!! I love the colours you've used, and the images are so cute! Thanks for sharing at Dutch Dare, Ang x

Dana said...

I think this is my first time at your gorgeous blog so first off let me say your blog layout is gorgeous!! Second, love both your cards! Great layouts and super fun!! Third (and this is my fav!!!) LOVE your attitude. "tilt your head and it will be just fine"!!! You are a gem!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

jdmommy said...

WOnderful cards! I love the felt tree, of course! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Beth Norman said...

Lovely work. I particularly like your tree card and how you used a digi image. Thank you for playing in this week's Belli Blog Challenge.

leslierahye said...

great cards! Those birds are too fun! Love the fold on the bottom one, would love to know how to do that! is there a tutorial somewhere?
Thank you for joining Delightful Challenges this week! Great work!

Adrina said...

Two great cards!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful creations- I love the felt tree and the ribbon and love the diamond fold card. Thanks for joining the Belli Challenge felt/fabric challenge!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

So pretty!

Thanks for joining our "Fancy Fold" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Denise said...

Fabulous! Love the bright, happy colors! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

Fleur said...

Fab cards, Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 fabulous cards. You little tree is AWESOME! Really creative.
Love your fancy fold card too.. so bright and cheeerful.
Thanks for joining our 'digi' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorouges,love the colurs beautiful detail on this too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great cards! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Joy said...

cute, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim!! WOW!! Such gorgeous creations!! You've done a beautiful job with all of them! Love your take on the spots and stripes challenge at Inky Impressions!! Thanks for playing along with us!!HUGS

Curlybear said...

Wow Kim such amazing creation, and beautiful colours, and I love the image,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 122 Fancy Folds

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Pink Sunshine said...

Beautiful spring cards, thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. x

Thebug415 said...

Oh both cards are very lovely! I love the felt tree. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge.

Helen Ann said...

love the applique effect paper piecing

Thanks for joining us at the alphabet challenge blog

Hel xox

Katie said...

Cute Cards!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage and Piling It On this week :)

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

Cute cards. Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday.

Hugs, Natascha

Kristen said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with scrap-creations!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the felted tree with the buttons. thanks of playing along at Alphabet this week.

Posh Cat Crafts!

Bella76 said...

What a lovely Diamond-Fold-Card. It looks very cute. Thanks for join us at Fairytale Challenge.

Hugs Ela

WeirdCat said...

Great cards,that diamond fold is amazing, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week x.

Helen said...

Fabulous cards!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Lisette Morris said...

WOW! Great card! I especially love the special fold on the second one. thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute card!! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug

lesleyworth said...

a beautiful and warm birthday card! love the use of the papers! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Milliesmarvels said...

I LOVE your card! The papers and ribbon trim are fab! Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

joey said...

Kim these are stunning, I love the ribbon on the top card, thanks for joining us at inky impressions
Joey x

Annette Bowes said...

Amazing diamond fold card! Beautiful creations using Faith's lovely images, love how you have gathered the ribbon, thank you for joining us in our Inky Impressions Spots and Stripes Challenge, take careX:)

mojodawn said...

Absolutely amazing projects here! thanks for linking up at Paper Issues!!

PokSa said...

Your card is so sweet. I love the paper and the image. Your design is fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

Tanya said...

Great cards Kim....I really love the ribbon your first card!

Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week!

Sammi said...

Wow! two awesome cards!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions Challenges!! I love your take on the spots and stripes!!


darling Ho said...

Both 2 cards are so cute!
And What a clever idear to tie the diamond card.:) Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at FTC this week, hope to see you soon. ~~hugs~darling Ho~~