Tuesday, July 5, 2011

365 Cards - Day 128 & D2D Challenge Reminder

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards and Designed2Delight! Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to use this ad form Pier 1 for inspiration. I got to pick the ad and I thought this one was perfect for the heat of summer which most of us are getting into now!

And here's my card...
My colors are a bit more muted than the inspiration photo but still along the same lines...it's Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird", btw. I was also inspired by that zig-zag pattern on the tablecloth so I re-created that with a border punch I had and layered them on cream cardstock. So how will you be inspired by the ad?!? Oh yeah, here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - food or drink
2. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Get Well/Thinking of you/Just because
3. Crafty Cardmakers - spots and stripes
4. Create4fun Challenge - sketch
5. Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  anything goes
6. My Time To Craft Challenge - A la carte (food of some sort)
7. TotallyPaperCrafts - BINGO (punch/die cuts, embossing, and ribbon)
8. Sentimental Sundays - anything goes + sentiment

Next up is my sample for this week's Saturday challenge at Delightful Inspirations/D2D. It's Debbie F's birthday this week and she challenged to make something for a birthday.

I supersized Faith's "Birthday Brew" image (it's about 5x7" total) and then made a fun pull out with the sentiment! I added a small white card to the back of the mug that says "Make a Wish!" This thing is also glitzed out with glassy accents on the ENTIRE mug (my hand was cramped after that!) and stickles on the foam and candle flame. Oh yeah, it was colored with copics too. Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Digi’s with attitude! Challenge #32 - Anything goes
2. digital tuesday challenge - bling it up + digi: I'm counting my stickles and glassy accents as the bling on this one!
3. Drunken Stampers - grown up drinks
4. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - use a digi
5. Stamp Something - digi something

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to what you come up with for these challenges!


Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous cards Kim, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's again with the first one.
Ann x


I love Wednesday mornings when I can check out what you have been up to in the card making world! Love the bright colors of the ad and the cookies and milk image is making me soooo hungry, it is soooo cute! Love your ho-made chevron pattern, so clever.

And the beer mug is absolutely the best use of a digi that I have seen! I never think to supersize (unless I'm ordering fast food te-hee!) but this shape is perfect and I love the pull tab. How many bottles of glassy accent did you use? I enlarged it to see upclose all your hard work and gotta say it's perfect - don't see one tiny little bubble in that glaze!
Have a good day, Love, SAM aka MOM

Jen said...

Love Cosmo Cricket papers and you have combined them so well here. Super card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's this week.
Jen x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week with the first card.


ahlers5 said...

Beautiful. So nice and bright. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous cards. Love the bright 'hello' one. Great colours.
The mug card is awesome - what a brilliant design.

Thanks for joining our 'Bingo' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Sorry Mr. Linky was playing up!!
Caroline xxx

papertrails leaver said...

what fun cards! Especially love the beer mug one! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Sue said...

Hi ya
two fabulous cards, the beer mug looks brill, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week, and good luck for the prize.
Hugs Nataliya

Wenda said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT tis week.

Hugs Wenda

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous beer mug birthday card! Thankyoy for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Nikki DT

gillyflower said...

what a great card love it thanks for entering it into our challenge at crafty cardmakers and hope you will pop along again very soon gill x

Claire said...

Wow what fab cards, love them both! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx