Tuesday, September 6, 2011

365 Cards - Day 191 & A couple D2D samples

Well, I think Pam is back on her "special coffee" if today's challenge at 365 Cards is any indicator!! So today she wants to see us make a card that is in a style "opposite" of what we typically do...that is "So not me!":...hum...I had to think about this one...I really don't see me having a "style" I just do what I like but I guess in looking at the cards I've done lately, I'm really into cutesy but usually clean cards with Copic colored images...well, mostly but not always! So my opposite is a vintagey collage type. UGH! I'm not in love with what I came up with but I really tried to not leave a blank spot on this card! Oh well, that's why it's called a "challenge!" Most of the images are from a CD of vintage images and I added a bit of rubber stamping here and there. There a tag in the middle and the key charm was just for fun.
Here's some other challenges this one fits:
1. Aly's Sunday Challenge - bows
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - vintage/shabby chic
3. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes with flowers
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge - set 3 (vintage, ribbon, flowers)
5. fun with shapes and more - what you want (+ something punched/cut): the large heart, the tag and the small image on the left middle were all punched out
6. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - vintage
7. Cute Card Thursday - a pinch and a punch

Next up are two cards for Delightful Inspiration/D2D. First is a "just for fun card" and it's my version of Harry Potter using Faith's Abracadabra image.

I erased the puppy and the sparkles from the wand in Paint and then colored him to death with Copics! I love how his hair turned out (check out Jen's site for a tutorial and some inspiration on coloring realistic hair)!! The frames of the eyeglass lenses were made with hole punches and then I drew in the connecting lines. The sentiment is a line from one of the books/movies and I thought it was perfect for a Halloween card! Of course, had to bling him up a bit with rhinestones coming out of his wand! The patterned papers are SU! Cast-a-Spell and the mustard yellow panel is embossed with a spiderweb folder.
Here's some other challenges for this one:
1. Alota Rubber Stamps - green, yellow, orange: well I had to throw in a bit of some other colors but it's mostly the green/orange/(mustard) yellow
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - digital
3. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
4. Craft Us Crazy - autumn colors
5. Crafty Sentiments - Halloween
6. Delightful challenges - Halloween
7. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - Fantasy/Fairytale: HP is a bit of a fantasy to me!
8. Fairy Fun Friday - inspired by a book: Hello? Harry Potter?!? The books are soooo much better than the movies, IMHO
9. i{heart}2stamp - sketch
10. Speedy the Cat’s Friends Challenge - bring on the bling
11. Stamp Something  - digi day
12. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - anything except a birthday card

Lastly is my sample for this week's progressive challenge at D2D. I combined the freebie "Falloween Cat" with the recently released, "Puppy Magic." It just looks like these two friends are so cute, I just imagine they are up to no good, hence the sentiment! :)
As almost always, the images are colored with Copics and there's a bit of dry embossing on the orange layer. And other than the fun spiderweb ribbon, it's pretty simple! Here's some other challenges for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - friends
2. BasicGrey Challenges - celebrations: the patterned paper is from the Eerie pad and we're celebrating Halloween for this one!
3. Bee Crafty - dramatic borders and frames: I thought this super big scallop/hole border punch was pretty dramatic!
4. Crafty Creations Challenges - anything but a square: this card is 9.25x4"
5. Do you Stack up - Friendly Critters
6. One Stitch At A Time Challenge  - use a digi
7. Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes
8. Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - let's emboss
9. Sketches by Carly - sketch: I did move the ribbon element to fit better with my image layout...
10. Stamp-n-doodle - anything goes
11. The Crazy Challenge - spots and/or stripes

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


Winnie and Patty said...

Kim--What a great card!!! Very cute!!!Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!


How exciting to wake up sooo early this Wednesday morning, uhm, night, and see 3 terrific cards! Can't even begin to pick my favorite they are all so tantalizing! The collage is definitely out of the box for you and is very beautiful! Harry is cuter than the real Harry. And now that I see the friends card(cat and dog) I think you should get a cat instead of another puppy to keep Malie company while you're at work! That being said, can't wait till next Wednesday to see your new creations!

Love, SAM aka MOM

KraftyKoolKat said...

A fabulous card sweetie. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.


Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your cards are extraordinary. All beautifully composed and embellished. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy's the Cat's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit your blog and see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and I look forward to you playing again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great selection of cards! love the halloween images!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges & Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

princesskitten said...

Love that Halloween card

kitten dysu team

princesskitten said...

Love that Halloween card

kitten dysu team

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Lovely cards, Kim. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Kozmik said...

Great cards - Thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstamping this week xxkozmikxx

Lori said...

Wow Kim, I love all of the cards. Good for you, making that first one that was totally out of your comfort zone. I would definitely have a hard time making a card like that but you ROCKED it! Love the other two adorable cards too. Thanks for entering the Catch the Bug Challenge this week. Good luck in the prize drawing and please do join us again.

Jen said...

Super cards all. Thank you for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Such lovely cards Kim.. thanks so much for playing this week
Love Cynthia x

Debbie said...

What gorgeous cards, love the halloween one. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin. Debbiexx

Carly said...

Hi Kim!:)
This card is so cute!! I love your dp! Thanks for playin'.


Маги said...

What gorgeous cards!Thank you for playing in our final challenge at Creative Inspirations!

Fiona said...

fab card and I'm sure any Harry Potter fan would love it!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing our challenge this week at OSAAT. Good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Jac said...

all great cards, love the hair on your Harry Potter and his glasses are cool. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Dominique said...

What a wonderful halloween card! Lovely image and great design as well as beautiful colored! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Good luck, Dominique

Wenda said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda

Sharon Caudle said...

They're all fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly! Sure hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Lola said...

Oh it really is hard to create outside your style but I think you pulled it off. And OMG your Harry Potter card is just PERFECT! And combining the cat & dog works perfectly together.

xxxtglxxx said...

Really interesting cards :) Fabulous creations.

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Dora said...

Aww how cute your spooky cards are and the other card is really elegant, love them all. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and at OSAAT this week. Good luck xx

Dora said...

Thank you also for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Good luck xx

Gaynor said...

Fabulous card, absolutely stunning I love the flowers, thanks for sharing with us at Craft your passion and good luck, Gaynor DT :)

Biggan said...

Stunning card!! Love it! Thanks for joining our Alota Rubberstamp´s challenge!


Nikki Byrne said...

brilliant halloween card, Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Good luck. Hugs


Designing with Debbie said...

All three of your cards are great. I love the layout, design and colors. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Stephanie said...

Adorable cards, thanks for playing at Catch-The-Bug.

Brenda said...

Super cute cards!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Helene said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for joining the Alota Rubber Stamps Color Challenge

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kim, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Beccas pysselparadis said...

What a sweet halloween card :) your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

sweet said...

I love how you coordinate all those paper together. Very nice projects!

Creations by Shirl said...

Such great cards Kim, wow you've been very busy... I will be your newest follower so please hop on over and follow me too. TFS!

Notes by Nina said...

All three of these are fabulous.

Biggan said...

Congratulations! You are the winner of the Color Challenge #66 at Alota Rubberstamps blog!!