Tuesday, October 25, 2011

365 Cards and D2D Combo Sample!

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday! This week I have a combo sample for this week's 365 Cards challenge which is a white space challenge (check out the 365 Cards site for the sketch) and the D2D progressive challenge (it's one of the images from the Lovely Tree set and it's open for another week so stop by!). I colored up that cute little owl with my trusty Copics and made the pennant banner with the SU! Pennant Parade stamp set and coordinating punch. Add a bit of twine through the eyelets and there ya are! As usual, here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - autumn
2. CCEE Stampers - fall scene/something related to fall
3. If The Shoe fits... Scrap It! - Halloween and/or fall
4. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Halloween or fall images
5. Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - something that flies
6. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - flying things
Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see what you come up with!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

D2D Cute Critters

Aloha and welcome to a super cute Saturday with Designed2Delight at Delightful Inspiration! I'm the host for this Saturday's designer challenge which is to "Cute Critters"!! I want to see cute 4-legged critters on your creations. Faith has a lot of options for this and I'm particularly fond of the images with Comet! The image I used is called "Watch Dog" and it just makes me giggle! I printed the image out twice on watercolor paper and used ink and a waterbrush to color it. I cut out the dog and popped it up on the panel. The patterned paper is last year's SU! Christmas DSP and I blinged up the garland a bit with itty bitty red rhinestones. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alota Rubber Stamps - Christmas
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - winter theme
3. I Did it Creations Challenge - If I could talk to the animals
4. Simon Says Challenge - inspired by nursery rhyme or fairy tale: This image always reminds me of "The Night Before Christmas" which is kinda a nursery rhyme in my book :)
5. the sweetest thing... - sketch
6. Winter Wonderland - vintage Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see all your "cute critters"!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

365 Cards - Day 233 - Simply Stamped

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards! This week's challenge is "Simply Stamped"...Pam wants you to use 3 stamps and one embellishment to make your card. I cheated a bit and actually used 4 different stamps (3 for the image and one for the sentiment). Other than that just one lonely rhinestone heart for my embellishment. The stamp set is an old SU! one called..."thanks from the heart." (surprise, I know!!) The colors are Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, and Pool Party. Here's the few other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. clean&simple - sketch
2. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - you choose
3. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - free and easy

Be sure to check in on Saturday to see my sample for this week's Saturday challenge at Delightful Inspirations/D2D!! It's adorable if I do say so myself! ;)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Another Wonderful Wednesday!

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards and Designed2Delight! Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to be inspired by this ads from SeaPinks at Etsy:
I thought these cute little pumpkin pincushions in pink were perfect to inspire both those Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness cards that we all need to make this month! Of course, pink is my favorite color too so I really liked these!
This card also uses this week's progressive freebie from Designed2Delight, Hope Butterfly. It's still free for a day or so, so go get it!

Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Bee Crafty - Bling + digi
2. By The Cute And Girly - anything goes
3. CCEE Stampers - favorite color combo + half circle: Pink, black and white is one of my favorite combos
4. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - things with wings
5. CREATIVE BELLI BLOG - flower soft/felt/glitter
6. Hand Stamped Sentiments - think pink
7. I Did it Creations Challenge - anything goes
8. INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGES - breast cancer awareness and/or monochromatic
9. Lexi's Creations - pink for boobies
10. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - anything goes
11. One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
13. Sassy Studio Designs - lots of pink
14. Saturday Challenge - sparkles
15. Sentimental Sundays - anything goes
16. The ABC Challenge - anything goes
17. The Sweet Stop - sketch
18. Tuesday Throwdown - think pink
19. Link up for Pink - check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have wonderful week!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another combo challenge sample!

Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to "Mix and Match" 3 different paper punches to create one embellishment. I found the idea for this cute punch art spider here. I added a smile using the SU! word window punch so I have the heart punch for the legs, various circle punches for the body and eyes, and the word window punch. This card is also a sample for both of this week's D2D challenges, the progressive challenge using Patches the Ghost and the colored pencil challenge for the Saturday challenge. Of course I couldn't stop there so here's some other challenges that this one was inspired by:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - fancy folds: this is a Joy Fold card
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - die cuts/punches or both
3. Card Makin’ Mamas - folds
4. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
5. Craft your passion challenges - anything goes with ribbon
6. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - anything goes
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge - spooky
8. I Did it Creations Challenge - Halloween
9. i{heart}2stamp - sketch
10. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - Halloween
11. Lollipop Crafts - Halloween
12. One Crazy Stamper - Halloween/Fall
13. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - digi
14. PaperCrafting Journey - die cut/punch
15. Papertake Weekly Challenge - anything goes with optional extra of something punched
16. Phindy’s Friday challenge - Autumn/Fall
17. Really Reasonable Ribbon - Halloween + Ribbon: although you can't see much of it there is a super cute spiderweb ribbon behind the spider and the image panel
18. Saturday Challenge - Halloween
19. Stamp-n-doodle - Fall
20. Stamp with fun - Halloween
21. Stampin' B's Design Team - Halloween
22. The Pink Elephant - Trick or Treat
23. Tuesday Throwdown - Halloween
24. Wags ‘n Whiskers - Handmade: I'm counting the Spider as my handmade embellishment :)

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