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!


Sharon said...

Hi Kim,

I just love the Easter Bonnet image and the ruffled ribbon frame. What a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Pastel Challenge.

Sharon x


I LOVE THIS HOLIDAY! Can't wait for this summer when you make it home for a visit!

Your choice of colors on both cards are perfect for the images and again your coloring is too! Such happy, spring cards. Just gorgeous!

Can't wait to see your DT cards next week and maybe one thrown in just for fun!

Have a great day! Love, SAM aka MOM

Elaine said...

Love your card and the papers are beautiful, fab image and beautifully coloured :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards darling!! Your colouring is just awesome!
Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations

bridget said...

I love your Holiday! It's just perfect for that image. What beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Pretty Easter card.Beautifully coloured image.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Sheng said...

OMG, I love the pink ribbon you used around the image!!! Gorgeous card! thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes.

KelsMakes!!! said...

Love the colours! Thank you for playing along this week at Sew Many Challenges

Faith S. said...

How sweet!! Have a wonderful "holiday" flying away home!! I love the colors of your card--the designer paper is gorgeous!


Hi Kim
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
Hugs Dianne xx

Kari said...

This is wonderful!Lovely Easter colours and the ribbon border is great!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

HUgs,Kari :)

Kat said...

Love your Easter bonnet. Lovely flowers. Love the ruffled ribbon too, really pretty. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Jacilynn said...

Super cute! I love the flower image and your flower embellishments. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow such a lovely card. Perfect for spring. Love your patterned dp choices. Thanks so much for playing along with Iris' Spot!

Iris said...

Love it! The image is amazing and those colors look gorgeous together!! Amazing job!

Thanks for joining us at Iris's Spot!

Stampin Lucy said...

you are uber talented...beautiful coloring, gorgeous cards...thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes, There's magic in the air.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kim

Both cards are gorgeous thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Mami Doodles said...

Great card, lovely papers! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Regan said...

Ooo, these are both so pretty! It's hard to say which one I like best! I do love that ruffled ribbon, though! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Anonymous said...

Your cards are sooo beautiful thank you for playing along with Paper Playtime...

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg such pretty cards thanks so much for playing along with us at Wee memories!!!!

Flutterby Trina said...

Beautiful Cards, love the way you have cut the ribbon out! Thanks for playing with us at theres Magic in the Air with our colour challenge1 hope to see you again soon!

Good Luck


Sammibug said...

Fantastic cards! Love the medallion you made around the image, on the first one. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Iris’ Spot!

Lynne said...

Two beautiful cards!!! but I just love the ladybug one - I LOVE LADYBUGS!!! thanks for sharing it with us at Fairy Fun Friday :)
Lynne xoxo

Dot-scrap said...

Fab. easter card. Love the bright colors.
Thank you so much for joining us at Karens Doodles challenge blog this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Kristine said...

Hi Kim! Both are beautiful!! I absolutely love that ruffled ribbon frame you did on your first card--beautiful! =) I saw that tutorial and am going to try it. And your 2nd card is so cute too--love your papers and your flower embellie is PERFECT with that image! Very well put together =) Have a great day!