Tuesday, July 12, 2011

365 Cards - Day 135 & D2D "European Inspired"

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards and Designed2Delight! Ever wonder why I say "Wednesday" when the day on my post is Tuesday?!? Well, usually by the time I'm writing and posting this it's after midnight (i.e., early Wednesday morning) for half of the US so I figure that's close enough for the rest of you! :) Anyway, back to my post...this week at 365 Cards is "collage week" and Pam's giving us 3 three different things each day to use on our cards. For today, it's Chipboard, Patterned Paper, and Fringe. I think the only thing you may not be able to tell is that my big red flower is covered chipboard and I filled the center in with glassy accents and beads. And here's a {shout out} to my dear mother for the fabulous fringe ribbon! LOVE IT! I also jumped out of my "box" a bit and did "collage stamping" for my image panel. The stamps are an old SU! set, "Natural Beauty" and I'm not sure why I don't use it more! Love it too! I highlighted the bird stamp a bit by coloring it in with ink and a blender pen...the underlying ink actually ran a bit when I did this, hence why the bird ended up with a red wing! Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. By The Cute And Girly - things with wings
2. Craft your passion challenges - just for you
3. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - a vintage look
4. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - custom made bellies: I'm counting my chipboard flower and the crochet flower for this (although I didn't make the crochet flower I did die it to match my card)
5. Digi Doodle Shop's Best - butterflies
6. Do you Stack up - chipboard
7. Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch
8. I Did it Creations Challenge - floral
9. Inky Impression Challenges - distressing: I did both roughing of the paper edges and using ink
10. Just Add Ink - basic black, cherry cobbler, very vanilla, and soft suede
11. My Time To Craft Challenge - bird watcher
12. Paper Romance Challenges - distressing
13. Scrap-Creations - at least 2 different Patterned Papers and at least 2 different embellishments
14. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - flowers
15. Stampin' for the Weekend - wings and things
16. The Friday Mashup! - flowers or vintage or both!

Next up is my sample for this week's D2D/Delightful Inspiration Saturday challenge. Karli wanted to see our "European Inspired" projects. I used Caring Kaela for mine (she reminded me of "Heidi" and that makes me think of Europe!). She's colored with copics and distressed a bit with ink. It's kinda hard to tell in this picture but this is a center step card (find toot on SCS here). The sentiment is from Verve stamps and the inside says a "very happy birthday."
Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - pink and brown
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - more than one fold
3. Challenge up your life - 1 die (mine's the sentiment), 1 lace, and 1 brad (well I got two!)
4. Craft Us Crazy - distressed/vintage
5. Craft Your Days Away Challenge - fancy folds
6. Cute Card Thursday - lace
7. digital tuesday challenge - spellbound (use a die) + digi: see above
8. iCopic color challenge - all about birthdays
9. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - anything goes
10. The Crafty Pad - lots of texture
11. There's Magic In The Air - birthday card

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you can play in this week's challenges too!


Jeanette said...

This is my kind of card. Beautiful colors and that stamp is really nice. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just great hun, love the colours & the stamp in the first one!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this. Beautiful stamped image and great colour combo.
Thanks for playing along with us at DDS Challenges xx

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Your card for the JAI colour challenge is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the flowers and double layer of ribbon. Thanks for playing along.

Michele Spera said...

Very beautiful card:-) Love the added lace:-Thank you for joining us at CCT

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Beautiful card for the Friday Mashup Challenge - love your design and colors! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!


What a perfectly wonderful, gorgeous collage card! Love the color combo and the 'old' SU! Stamp set look so good! Shelli should hire you for a designer! Your chipboard flower is so cool especially with the beads for the center. The vintage feel is something I always appreciate.

Like your take on the D2D European style, that is a hard one for me, I can't get the Eiffel Tower out of my head and I don't have that image!

Sorry posting so late. Storms blew through again last night and made it hard to sleep! Only lost one little tree limb.

Have a great day! Love, SAM aka MOM

Debs said...

Gorgeous creation, my fav colors and love the trim on the sides, adorable image, thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time, good luck
Debs R

WeirdCat said...

These are both gorgeous, I like the way you have the ribbon on the first,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Oh just way to cute, love it!!!

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Holly said...

Your Friday Mashup Vintage card is so pretty! I really like how you distressed the papers and the flowers are perfect. Thanks for joining us this week.

Kate's Makes said...

What gorgeous colours and embellishments, love it :) Thanks for taking part in our 'wings and things' challenge over at SFTW :) Kate x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so very pretty and your coloring is excellent. I love that lace so perfect for the vintage look.
Thanks, so much, for joining us at There's Magic in the Air (Paper Cupcakes) blog.

Sonia said...

Love the cute little girl image. Great colouring... Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
Thanks for joining us at THERE'S MAGIC in the AIR - Paper Cupcakes this week.
Good Luck!!

Dawn said...

Two beautiful creations Kim! Thank you for sharing them with us at The crafty Pad this week for the texture challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

JOAN said...

Wonderful cards! Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kim P said...

Wonderful cards! I love the text for a background, the sponging...the color scheme...thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!!

Miranda said...

very cute Kim, both of them
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Jennifer McGee said...

Kim, I absolutely LOVE both of your cards. Love the Kaela card and all of her bits of trim and lace and you coloring was superb!

Mary C said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous Kim. I love all the details you have on them. Thanks for playing with us this week at going Grey with Scrap-Creations and Good Luck!

carol said...

super cards, wonderful vintage card, thanks for joining our challenge this week at CRAFTYCATZ x carol

Cheryl said...

Oh this is just gorgeous what super detail,
bless you hun for playing at anything goes,challenge,this week,really appreciate your support hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tracy said...

What gorgeous cards Kim! Your entry for this weeks sketch challenge is fantastic. I absolutely love the colors you chose and the beautiful ribbon. Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!

Donna said...

Two fabulous cards, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. Donna x

Karen said...

Love your vintage card. The collage is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup

Chris said...

very pretty card, I love your embellishments. thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Patti J said...

Great cards Kim, as always!!! Love, love love that collage!!! Your momma sure is good to you! I think you will really love your momma's next package! Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see what you post next :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous cards Kim! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


Posh Cat Crafts said...

wonderful card I love the colour scheme and all the added details thank you for joining us at Anything goes

Curlybear said...

OMGosh these are gorgeous I love the colour combos and the designs,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our The Vintage look,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous cards. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time with the second one.


Manuela said...

Two adorable cards! Great job :)
Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life with the second card!

Kasey said...

Hi Kim, sorry this comment comes after the challenge closed on the Friday Mashup. I've been moving house and am just back online.

Your card is lovley with a really nice vintage feel, so glad you found us and decided to join in. Hope to see you playing along again. Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad this week in LETS SEE LOTS OF TEXTURE challenge!

Your creations are stunning.:)


Scrappychick said...

These are both lovely card! I really like the first one, that was one of my fav SU! sets too :) Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!

Made by Mandy said...

Both are fabulous cards :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT, hope you will join us again.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

thescrapmaster said...

Both of your cards here are great. I really love your coloring on the little girl. Thanks so much for playing along with the iCopic challenge.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really beautiful card. Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week.

Wendy -x-

Sarah said...

Stunning cards Kim and yep I think the girl looks like Heidi too! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our fancy folds challenge, good luck x

gerslittlesnippets said...

Thank you for entering your beautiful birdie collage card in the BTC&G "Things with Wings" challenge.

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna