Tuesday, August 16, 2011

365 Cards - Day 170 & D2D Pink/Black

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards and D2D!! This week at 365 Cards were are sponsored by the super AWEsome, Gloria S!! She's our former teamie and we miss her something awful, but are so THRILLED that she's able to sponsor us again! And she's playing along!! YAY! I love me some Gloria vintage-y creations!! So here's my take on today's "Vintage + Blue" challenge. The image is from D2D and I paper pieced it with some Daisy D's Lullaby Boy paper! The sentiment and its frame are SU! stamps as is the Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon and bashful blue gingham (which I distressed with crumb cake ink). Oh yay, the buttons are SU! too! WHEW! Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - happy birthday/celebration: I'm celebrating someone's baby!
2. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - distressed/shabby chic
3. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Emboss it: I dry embossed the Crumb Cake panel behind the image
4. Do you Stack up - emboss it
5. Sketch for you to Try - sketch
6. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - distress
7. Papertake Weekly Challenge - bingo (buttons, ribbon, free)
8. Phindy’s Friday challenge - vintage
9. pile it on - blue, blue, blue
10. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge: boys will be boys + buttons/brads
11. Pollycraft Monday Challenge - distressing
12. Sassy Studio Designs - distressing
13. Simply Create - time to distress
14. Try it on Tuesday - anything goes
15. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - anything goes

Next up is my sample for this week's Saturday Challenge at D2D. This week we were to use Pink and Black mostly. Well, gotta say I love the combo and used it to make this fun birthday card!
I got the idea for the balloons from Faith's Beach Birthday image but I had this fun punch that I'd used so I busted it out for this one (plus I like the bucket with the hearts!). The paper is from Basic Grey Olivia and reminds me of water drops. Image is colored with Copics and I added a bit of starburst pen in the "ocean". A few rhinestones on the edges finished it off with the ribbon. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. A Spoon Full of Sugar - happy birthday
2. BasicGrey Challenges - sizzling summer
3. Card Makin’ Mamas - birthday cards
4. Craft Your Days Away Challenge - birthdays
5. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - scallops/fancy borders: kinda are to see but the pink strips behind the image panel are edged with a wave dot border punch
6. Crafty Sentiments - punches/die cuts
7. Everybody-Art-Challenge - summer
8. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - use a lot of your favorite embellie: I like rhinestones!
10. Meljens Design Team and Challenge: use black
11. One Crazy Stamper - fun in the sun
12. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - anything goes
13. One Stop Craft Challenge - at the beach
14. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - bling
15. The Deconstructed Sketch - sketch
16. Wags ‘n Whiskers - sparkly

Well, that's it for this week! Hope you get inspired to play along with these challenges! I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Ciska said...

Great idea, those balloons Kim, it is a gorgeous card. I like the pink and black combo too, just never found the right black cardstock to pull it off. But you definately have :) Thanks for sharing with us over at Card Makin' Mamas!

iRene-M said...

These are both super cards, Kim.
Your pink and black is lovely - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


Lovely, lovely cards for this back to school Wednesday! How perfect - a blue vintage baby card! It's so nice to have Gloria visiting 365 Cards this week.(I see you used quite a few SU! gear, I'll be placing on order this week-end. Hint, Hint!) And your pink and black card is such a diva card! Love the DP, so perfect with the sandy beach bucket full of {love}!
Hope your allergies stay away today so you can get through all your meetings on this first day that all the kids come back to my school!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Both of your cards are simply amazing. You are so talented. I love the color combo on the Baby Carriage card it's unique and eye catching. The pink birthday card is fab. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can join us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Janette said...

Hi Kim, Love your cards, they are gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

anne said...

I love combo of Pink and Black.. you have done a fantastic job with this card.. where do I begin...

mforquer said...

Wow - both creations are gorgeous! I love the pink and black together! Thanks for joining us this week at Meljen's Designs!

Cat said...

Your cards are beautiful! LOVE all the embellishments and Vintage look. Thanks for joining the Pixies this week at Pixie Dust Studio!

Miranda said...

gorgeous card kim, great colours
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Clarky J said...

both brilliant cards- gorgeous papers too x thanks for sharing at Tiot x Janet

Winnie and Patty said...

Kim--what a great baby card! Love the colors and your coloring! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Cazro said...

Your pretty distressed card is really cute. Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT. Caz

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is beautiful - love that vintage flower and your distressing..wow!
thanks so much for joining us at Speedy the Cat and Phindy's Place!

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous cards Kim - thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful beautiful cards.

Anne said...

What a lovely vintage card! Great colours on your balloon one too, thanks for playing along at Phindys Place this week, hope to see you again

Julie said...

Beautiful cards, Kim!! Love your papers and colours especially for our Sizzling Summer challenge at Basic Grey - thanks for joining us!! Juliexx

Pat said...

Both of these cards are too cute, Kim!

Annette said...

Both fab cards. Love the 'bucketloads of love'!!! Thanks for joining our 'beach' themed challenge at One Stop Craft this week. Good luck in your challenges. Annette xx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Such a beautiful entry for the Wags'nWhiskers challenge this time! Hope you can join us again tomorrow!
Hugs and Good luck,
Tammy Louise

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable creation, I love the papers and the image is adorable, Fabulous embossing too

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 95 Emboss it

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

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

sgc said...

Cute cards. Love the color combos you used for both. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Hazel said...

Both beautiful cards but the pink and black combo is so striking it catches your eye straight away. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

Lesley said...

Great cards! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Debs said...

Two very gorgeous creations, love the carriage for the baby card and and your color combo for the pink and black is superb, thanks so much for joining our 'anything goes' challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time--Have a great weekend

Chrissy said...

Beautiful pink and black card.Who would not love a bucket of pink hearts, really lovely.
Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’


Made by Mandy said...

Both fabulous cards. Love the pink and black together, looks very dramatic.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Madge H. said...

Love the pink and black - such fun summer colors - thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper for the Aug. fun in the sun challenge
~ rubber hugs ~

ike said...

WoW - awesome colour combo on that baby card. Stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create this time.
Ike xx

ChickieChirps said...

Great cards Kim! Love the blue and vintage one!

Thanks for joining us this week for the 'distressing' challenge at Pollycraft!


Milliesmarvels said...

Love your card! I love the way you have used the ribbon! Thanks for joining us for this week's Pollycraft Challenge!

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create this week

Sue said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Patricia Garcia said...

Love your Fun In The Sun Card!! Thanks for playing this month at OCS!!


jonim52 said...

Love your Fun in the Sun Card, thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.

Dana said...

I am loving all that pink!! Great job and thanks so much for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper for our Fun in the Sun challenge : )

Sweet Fairy said...

This is beautiful. Precious design. I have worked for the Plastic card printing and designing company and this card inspire me so much. I appreciate this.

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