Tuesday, June 28, 2011

365 Cards - Day 121 & D2D Red, White, Blue and/or Christmas too!

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards and Designed2Delight! First up is my creation for this week's 365 Card Challenge which is to make a spinner card. Well, I've made several of these before for graduation cards and another fun one (see here), but Pam gave a link to a slightly different technique that I wanted to try and this is what I came up with (if you want a "traditional" spinner card here's the tutorial to do that from SCS). I used a 1/8" eyelet and a 1/4" brad to make the spinner "parts" which is great because you can use a smaller image (yes, mother, no snowballs necessary!) than if you use a penny or other coin denomination. :) Love it! I know there's a way to combine these pictures into one, but I'm not sure how so you just get three in a row showing the fishy spinning across the "sky"!

The images are a retired Stampin' Up set "Shellebrate." The sentiment is from that set too, but it's really small so I typed it into Word and jazzed it up a bit! My big half circle was traced from my colored pencil tin and for the scallops I used a corner rounder (haven't done that in awhile, see here for a tutorial). Images are colored with Copics and a blinged it up a bit with rhinestones and stickles!! Other challenges I was inspired by for this one include:
1. CardPatterns - sketch
2. Challenge up your life - circles
3. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Christmas in June
4. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - embellishments beginning with letter "G": mine is "glitter" (i.e., stickles)
5. Delightful challenges - fun in the sun
6. I Did it Creations Challenge - Christmas
7. Phindy’s Friday challenge - circles
8. pile it on - circles
9. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - lots of Sparkle
10. Pear Tree Designs - Stamp something
11. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - make a splash
12. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - red
13. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - water
14. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Christmas in June

Next up is my creation sample for this week's D2D Saturday challenge which is "Red, White, Blue and/or Christmas too!" I tried to make it a Christmas card (that's why I choose the God Bless America angel image), but it really just turned into a 4th of July card! Oh well, it was fun to layer all that My Mind's Eye paper up! I also took come "creative license" with the color blue...I wanted to use the paper and it's more a turquoise but I think it still counts!
The "God Bless America" image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. All the layers but the image one are machine stitched. It's hard to tell but the Bermuda Bay panel is embossed with a striped folder and the stars are cut out of the Cuttlebug's stars embossing folder (I saw somebody else do that so I can't take credit for it!) And don'tcha just love a big satiny bow every once in awhile?!? Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Card Makin’ Mamas - Red, White and Blue
2. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - Red, White and Blue and Ribbon
3. Craft Us Crazy - Red, White and Blue and/or Summer
4. Craft your passion challenges - Seeing Red
5. Creative Inspirations Challenge - stitching
6. {Cupcake Inspirations} - inspiration photo (red, white and blue cupcakes, yum!)
7. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - stars and stripes
8. Die cut Dreams Challenge blog - red, white and blue
9. Fairy Tale Challenge blog - America
10. Iris's Spot - layers
11. Paper Issues - red, white and blue
12. Paper Playtime - red, white, and blue and digi too
13. PaperPlay Challenges - stars and stripes
14. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - red, white and blue
15. Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - digi day
16. Saturday Challenge - embossing
17. SEW MANY CHALLENGES - dry embossing
18. Stamp Something - red, white and blue
19. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - stars and stripes
20. The Sweet Stop - sketch
21. Tuesday Throwdown - red, white and blue

Thanks for coming by again and I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous cards Kim - I love the fish in his Santa hat on the spinner card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really cute thanks for joining us at PTD this week.


Imke said...

Beautiful cards ! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge this week.


WOW! I would love to see both cards IRL! I just had to 'click' the pics to enlarge so I could see all the details in your finishing touches.

Your 365 Card is so much fun, much better than just having a snowball roll down a hill, very creative my DD! And your Christmas/4th card is just lovely. How perfect with the cut out stars and the big satin bow!

Another great day for me to start out looking at your creaive cards. Now for a cup of coffee and a little (HA!) yard work and my day will be done! Love, SAM aka MOM

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card Kim... thanks for playing
Love Cynthia x

Lindsay said...

Darling cards Kim! So so cute! Thank you for joining us at Card Patterns!

Joanne Gilch said...

lovin the spinning fish!! What a fun card!!! the stars and stripes are perfect for this challenge at DD. Great image and i love the bow and it's button and stars. Thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Janis said...

Both of these are great! Love the jumping fish. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Courtney said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE Kim!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both of your cards are just fabulous, but I am really in awe of that spinner card-now that is just so darn cute I can hardly stand it. Well done! Thanks so much for playing along in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a delight to visit and see your creation. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Ciska said...

What yummy cards, I would never have thought to use those colours for a Christmas card but they work wonderfully well! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

Mummylade said...

what a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for playing along at Die Cut Dreams and good luck!

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, what a fun snowman image, thanks for sharing this week at Delightful Challenges, hugs Wendy x

Creations by Shirl said...

what a cute snowman..
great card

Curlybear said...

Fabulous embossing and I love the colour theme,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 140 Embossing, I hope you join us again next week,

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

Teresa said...

Wow, what a fabulous Christmas card and so perfect for our "Christmas in June" Challenge! I love those colours, such a great idea for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck! Hugs, Teresa

Hazel said...

Thanks for joining in the layers challenge on Iris spot. You could also enter it into my challenge 26 at craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com - would love to see you there too x

Lori said...

Both of your cards are adorable and I'm in awe of the number of challenges you combined for them! That's amazing. Thanks for making Catch the Bug one of the challenges you played along with. I hope you'll join us again.

Bianca said...

You have made two very lovely cards! I can´t say what´s my fav one! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Iris said...

Love your cards!The sewing is gorgeous and love those stars!

Thanks for playing with us at Iris's SPot!

Winnie and Patty said...

What wonderful cards. You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's challenge this week!

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Phindy`s Place. Hugs...Mona

Janeen said...

what a perfect slider card. i love it. Thanks for playing with the Friends of Speedy the Cat. Good Luck in the drawing this week.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards! Your slider card is just awesome! Great images and colors... The second card is very pretty. Great image... and I the ribbon is gorgeous. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Wonderful cards but I love your surfing Santa! Thank you for playing at IDIC this week!

Tammy L said...

I just love Christmas cards and yours are fabulous!
Thanks for joining our seeing red challenge at Craft your Passion this week.
Tammy GDT

Sammibug said...

Great cards with wonderful colors! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Manuela said...

Haha, what a funny image on the first card =) Like it!
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Rene said...

These are both fantastic! Love the snowman surfing image! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!
Rene :D

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Sheri said...

WOW! BOTH are FABULOUS! Great take on the slider card! Thanks for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy ;-)

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow fantastic cards! both of them! Love the first one especially...I will have to find a tutorial on how to do that...lol! I love them!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

Whimsey said...

Amazing creations; really love the flying fish in the first one - that's a brilliant layout!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!


Francesca said...

Very pretty
Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week

Lola said...

Super cute! I do think that angel works for Christmas too tho! Nice bow and extras. So pretty all around.

Your spinner card is fab! Looks like a LOT of work, but it sure is impressive.

Helen said...

Fab cards!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Really great cards, loving that jumping fish on the top card! Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY this week:)

Julye said...

Different and clever use of RW and B thanks for sharing your fab cards with us all here at Penny's.

Padster said...

Fab cards - love the colours and specially the snowman - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC
Debbie xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Céline said...

wonderful card, love the cute image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline SSC DT

Gry said...

Adorable card! Love the stamp and the colour combo you have used! Great patterned papers and lovely stars!!!

Thanks for joining SSC in our Stars & Stripes Challenge!

Hugs, Gry!

Chris said...

I think both these cards work for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge, and being from Florida I'm kind of partial to a surfing snowman.
I'm glad one of us is getting her holiday cards done, I just wish it was me.
great cards, thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

darling Ho said...

Sorry for late to comment.
Wow~ Both cards are so cute! Love your colors, and cute images, too.
Thanks for sharing it. ~darling Ho~ SMC-DT, FTC-DT

p.s. SEW MANY Challenge has July New Release Blop Hop this time. Welcome to join us.

Ciska said...

Great bow and stars on your second card, I love it! Thanks for playing along with our Red, White and Blue Challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas!

Kathy said...

Great cards Kim, the spinner is really clever. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's place this week.

Mary J said...

Both of these are so fabby Kim! Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J xxx

Lauren said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


PokSa said...

Your work is so beautiful. I love it all.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra