Tuesday, April 5, 2011

365 Cards - Day 37 - Pure Contentment & D2D Spotty Dotty

aaaaaaahhhhhh, welcome to another wonderful Wednesday challenge at 365 Cards and D2D!!! My {sigh} is for the first sample which is for today's challenge at 365 Cards. Pam wants to see your images of "pure contentment". This little Asian doll image from Heart Strings was perfect for this!! I colored her with Copics and used Basic Grey Kioshi paper. Blinged it up a bit and finished it off with a white satin ribbon. This is a Tri-Shutter card so here's picture of it opened.
The quote on the inside says, "One good friend is worth a thousand relatives."

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. allsorts challenge blog - bloomin' blossoms
2. BasicGrey Challenges - more than one fold + BG item
3. Card Makin’ Mamas - embellish it
4. Charisma Cardz Challenges! - bling and sparkles
5. Critter Sketch Challenge Blog - fancy folds
6. Dutch Dare Card Challenges - distressing
7. Frosted Designs - use bling
8. Our Creative Corner - "Girl Power!" (use a handmade paper flower, some ribbon, and some bling)
9. Paper Romance Challenges - bling
10. Really Reasonable Ribbon - use dies/punches and ribbon
11. Sassy Studio Designs - fancy fold card
12. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - glitz
13. The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! - pastels
15. The Crafty Pad - flowers
16. The Crazy Challenge - flowers
17. There's Magic In The Air - flowers
18. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
19. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes
20. Digi’s with attitude! Challenge - challenge #20 - anything goes
21. I Did it Creations Challenge - anything goes
22. Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes

Next up is my sample for this week's challenges at Delightful Inspiration and Card Ideas! This week's freebie is for free for EVERYONE until Thursday at midnight EST and you can use it to play in the Card Ideas challenge which is "spotty dotty". Here's what I came up with:

I've been wanting to try a one layer card and this embossed Nestie frame for awhile and this seemed to be good time to do it! Faith has a tutorial on the Delightful Inspiration blog if you want to know how to emboss a Nestie frame.  I kept it really simple for this one...

Other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. CCEE Stampers - BUTTONS, BUCKLES, BOWS, BRADS NOT!!!!! You CANNOT use any of these embellishment, whether faux or real!!!
2. Crafty Sentiments - mother's day
3. Creative Inspirations Challenge - mother's day
4. Delightful challenges - flowers
5. One Stop Craft Challenge - spots and dots
6. PaperPlay Challenges - for mum/mom
7. Stampin' for the Weekend - mum
8. The Creative Cottage Challenge - white/blank spaces
9. Fun at Fairy Knoll - whatever
10. Paper Sundaes - Spring blossoms

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to come by your blogs to see your creations!


marsha said...

Just beautiful and love the tri-shutter card! Your image is adorable and I love the DP you chose. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Critter Sketch Challenge, hope you will come back and play again next week!

Rica said...

Two fabulous cards Kim, love your tri-shutter, great use of the Kioshi paper which are perfect for that sweet image and your details are stunning!!

So glad you could join us at Basic Grey,
Heather xx

Amanda said...

Love the cards!!! The tri shutter card is so cute, you have done these beautifully

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


Love the tri-shutter card, how beautiful it is! It looks so simple until I enlarged it and looked at all the details...the distressing, the flowers, the gemstones, the pearls, and how you coordinated the image and papers. Absolutely stunning!

And my Mother's Day card is perfect!!! Thank you so much! It is a perfect one layer card!

Congrats DD on 2 beautiful cards and your list of challenges! WOW!

brenda said...

Two stunning cards Kim.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!

Dora said...

What a pretty stamp, love your colouring, so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful colors and design! Thanks for playing along at Paper Romance!

Debra said...

Hi Kim
Two beautiful cards! Your tri shutter card is awesome.

Thanks for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you join us again next challenge, and good luck!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

Peggysue said...

Wow, Kim, both cards are super! I have yet to do a tri-shutter. *sigh* I haven't done a frame with a die either! Altho I think it makes a card look so elegant. Maybe I should make a list of types of cards to try...

Kathy said...

Wow Kim, awesome projects. Love the tri shutter card, it's so cool. And your spotty dotty card is a perfect one layer masterpiece.

Cor* said...

Wonderful folds in the first card and great simplicity of the second card! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful mother's day creation with us at Creative Inspirations this time round!

Chris said...

two beautiful cards and such an ambitious cut on the first.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

So beautifully done with all of the folds in your first card. And your second card is equally pretty!Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch Challenge and IDIC this week!

Leah the Orange said...

oh - fantastic! love the funky folded card with that YUMMY Kioshi paper! i SO need to try that technique - thanks for the inspiration, and thanks for playing at Charisma this week! :)

Fiona said...

this is very pretty, clean and simple yet effective. perfect spring flowers. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Hristovica said...

Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite is the one with eastern motifs. Splendid colors and lots of sweet cherry bloom. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge.

Krista said...

Thanks for joing us at the Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Digi's With Attitude Design Team

Krista said...

Thanks for joing us at the Digi's With Attitude Anything Goes Challenge this week!

Digi's With Attitude Design Team

Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)


Lori Apgar said...

Such cute cards!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs for our Bling Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

Both creations are so pretty, but I really adore your tri-shutter creation!! Amazing colors and details!! :) Thanks for joining with us at Inky Impressions!! Smiles, Vicki

Jodie Mackrell said...

awesome cards! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

jaine the basement gal. said...

Oh I love this. I have to have a go at that shape :) Thanks for joining the creative inspirations challeng this week.

laney said...

Two super cards!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time ,hope to see you again

Patsi said...

Lovely card what a sweet image. Thanks fir joining us at OSCC x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Joy said...

cute, thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Debs said...

Beautifully colored image and fabulous on the white, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations

tt.scraps said...

Great card! Love the image and the fold!!! Thanks for joining us on SSDS!

Pat said...

Beautiful one layer card, Kim! Your coloring is as awesome as ever.

CraftinGranny said...

Great cards completed to perfection. Beautifully created! Thanks so much for joining us at PCC this week. Hope to see you back next week! "Hugs" Carol

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous! Love the asian theme! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion in our Anything Goes challenge!

Suzie McFloozy said...

Fab cards - really beautiful x
Thanks for joining in with our last creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Diane Gilbert said...

Beautiful card! Love the layout and the colors are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Sammi said...

Gorgeous creations.. LOVE them!
Thanks for joining in at Inky Impressions for our diecut challenge!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your image and paper match so well. Lovely! Thanks for playing with us at the OCC last week. Sorry I'm visiting so late!