Sunday, January 8, 2012

D2D Winter Flowers challenge

Happy Sunday! Here's my sample for this week's D2D challenge that I'm hosting which is "Winter (or any) Flowers"! The image is called "Hand Picked" and I thought it was a poinsettia but now I think it probably is some other kind of flower! Oh well, it was fun to color with those trusty Copics! Almost everything else on this card is from Stampin' Up...the DSP is last year's Candy Cane Christmas, the ribbon is from last year's Christmas bundle and the sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations set (thanks to my FABulous SU! demonstrator, Mom, for all the materials!). Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Thank you
2. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
3. CES challenges - anything goes
4. INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGES - anything goes
5. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - spots and stripes
6. Simply Create Too - Layers, Layers and more Layers
7. Stamps R Us - anything goes (or what you got for Christmas)
8. the sweetest thing... - sketch
9. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - with thanks

Also I thought I post the Christmas card that my mom and I made this year to send to family and friends. Actually in our rush to get them done, we sent them all (40!!) out without taking a picture but I've gotten two back for address issues so I busted one out and took a picture! The palm tree stamp/die, cloud dies, and wave die were all from Taylored Expressions. The Santa and sun is from a D2D stamp (Tropical Christmas). The stocking is a Martha Stewart punch and the sand is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. Oh yeah, the window was cut out and framed with nestabilities. Whew, they were a lot more work then I intended but I love how it turned out...
Thanks Mom for all your help!!
Aloha,

18 comments:

STAMPING SAM said...

Gorgeous colors on the winter flower card. I think you're right, it's a poinsetta. Always like it when you use SU! stuff. BTW - need anything?

And oh that Christmas card is to die for! It is so beautiful, peaceful, serene and an awesome scene of our Christmas vacation! Miss being there with you and Malie. I hope you're feeding her good, she does like my cooking!
Love, SAM aka MOM

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3. Happy New Year!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the LO & the colours are fab!

Just love your Christmas card, very different & just fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

NGCARDS said...

A wonderful card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of 'With Thanks' over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the papers and the image is fab.
Your Christmas card is fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Wow, these are two gorgeous cards. How nice to craft with your mom and it's a good thing you got two back so you could take a pix of one. Love the Hawaiian theme...awesome.

Mona Evy said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at creattive Inspirations Callenge.

Faith S. said...

I think the flower works well as a poinsettia...I actually didn't really have a flower in mind when I drew it. :) Thank you for hosting our challenge this week! I love your beach card, too!! Wow!

Joey said...

Two stunning cards, I love your layouts! the colours on the top card are so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Kerry said...

Love your cards very sweet. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Hugs Kerry

Karen Giron said...

Your cards are adorable! I love the sentiment flag and flower on your first card and the beachy scene in your second card - just fantastic!

Tinkerella said...

Hey there, what a wonderful card you made for this week's CRAFT Challenge!

Thanks for joining us, Hugs Elisa (GDT January)

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Creative & CRAFT this week and good luck

Sheena said...

Beautiful cards - I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Kim: Beautiful winter flower card--wonderful job! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge"--looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges.

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Paul said...

I love your choice of colours. Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this week at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
TFS
Paul
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Paige said...

Beautiful winter flower! Love the colors and patterned papers! thanks for joining us at SRU!

~Michelle~ said...

absolutely love both cards, Kim! that flower one is so eye-catching and the tropical one so fun! :)