Tuesday, March 29, 2011

365 Cards - Day 30 - Mix & Match & D2D Create your own holiday!

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards and D2D Card Ideas! This week's challenges are fun and I hope you play along! First up is my card for 365 Cards. The challenge is to "Mix and Match" 5 different manufacturers on your card. Can you see mine? Here they are just in case:
  • image: digi doodle shop's best
  • coloring: copics (.Too cooperation)
  • paper: Stampin' Up!
  • ribbon: Ribbon Boutique (from Hobby Lobby, I believe)
  • pearls: K&Company
So that's it! I also followed last week's tutorial at SCS on a ruffled ribbon border. I really like how it turned out!

So here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - Easter creations
2. Aly's Sunday Challenge - Spring themed
3. Colour Create Challenge Blog - pastels + easter
4. Delightful challenges - pastels + ribbon
5. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Ribbons & bows: well I stretched this one a bit as I didn't make a bow, but there's one in the image! I thought it would be okay since they're our sponsor this week! :)
6. Fairy Fun Friday - Oh so Spring!
7. Get Sketchy Card Challenges - sketch
8. Iris's Spot - at least 2 patterned papers
9. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - Easter
10. Lexi's Creations - ribbons but no bows or knots
11. Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps - celebrate Spring
12. Paper Playtime - anything goes + digi
13. Sassy Studio Designs - bloomin' beautiful
14. SEW MANY CHALLENGES - spring fling
15. Stamp Something - spring something
16. Stamps R Us - spring theme
17. The Creative Cottage Challenge - spring has sprung
18. There's Magic In The Air - yellow, pink and green
19. Totally Gorjuss - spring
20. Tuesday Throwdown - florals
21. Wags ‘n Whiskers - spring creations

Next up is my "challenge reminder" card for the D2D Card Ideas challenge. This week we were challenged to "make up our own holiday!" How fun!! Well, I also wanted to use this week's freebie from Delightful Inspirations which include another adorable ladybug. Whenever I see ladybugs I think of the nursery rhyme ("Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home, your house is on fire and you're children are alone") which lead me to think of "Flying away home"...so that's my holiday!! It's "Fly Away Home" day! I thought of my mom when I came up with this as she's ALWAYS bugging me to move back home and since I don't wanna do that, I could at least "fly home" for a visit! (which will happen this summer, so I guess the "holiday" isn't until then!)
I also thought this image was a near perfect match for this Cosmo Cricket paper so I used a ton  of it!! Colored the image with ink and waterbrush.
Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - spring has sprung
2. One Crazy Stamper - sketch
3. There She Goes Clear Stamps - no markers
4. Wee Memories - anything goes

Well, I hope you find my creations inspiring and play along with the challenges this week! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

365 Cards - Day 23 - GHI & D2D challenge reminder!

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards...hard to believe were already in week 4! Whew, time flies. Wanted to make a shout out to our new teamies, DeBea, Jennifer and Annie! E komo mai (welcome) to the team ladies...it's going to be fun year!!

So today's ABC's of Crafting are the letters G, H, and I...which stand for grosgrain, hearts and ink. The Hippie Chick image just screamed to me for this one, so here's what I came up with!

(sorry the color is a bit off...I haven't quite figured out PSE 8!!)

Boy was she fun to color! That pink ribbon is grosgrain, hearts are on the paper, and the ink (other than the computer ink to print out the image and to color with copics!) is the two small panels with pink and orange (I brayered those colors on white cs).

And as usual, here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Charisma Cardz Challenges! - To "Die" for - use die cuts
2. Easy Craft Projects - Challenges - For Mum: well it's not a mother's day card but I did think of my mom when coloring this image...it's how I imagine she looked in the 60's! (well except for the bellybutton showin'!)
3. i{heart}2stamp - sketch
4. My Time To Craft Challenge - Ladies day
5. Paper Cutz Challenge - your choice
6. Paper Romance Challenges - COLOR! (as many as possible)
7. The Crafty Pad - use a digi image
8. The Shabby Tea Room - bingo (brads, flowers, ribbon)

Also here's a creation for this week's D2D Card Ideas challenge. This week were were asked to use a "yummy" color challenge! The colors are chocolate, caramel and one other (mine is red!). You have until Friday to play along and you could win a free image! I used the freebie from Delightful Inspiration again. If you didn't get it free, you can buy in the store, play along and get the next one free! I colored it with prismapencils and OMS, then covered in glassy accents, and fussy cut it out. Then made a little tag and attached with twine.

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - get well cards
2. CardPatterns - sketch
3. Do you Stack up - add a bow
4. Freshly Brewed Challenge - spots and dots
5. Incy Wincy Designs - embossing: kinda hard to see but the brown panel is embossed with swiss dots folder
6. Meljens Design Team and Challenge: use dots
7. Paper Sundaes - embossing
8. PaperPlay Challenges - embossing
9. Truly Scrumptious  - tag it

Thanks for stopping by and here's wishing you have a Terrific Thursday!