Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas and a Wedding in July!

Today I was in a Christmas mood and added a wedding card at the request of a co-worker. Not sure she'll like this one but with no inspiration, I really get stuck! So I made this one just to show her something and then maybe she can give me some idea of what else she'd like! ;) The first card is using stamps from the "Tropical Christmas" set from Close to My Heart and "Sunny Season's Greetings" set from SU! on the inside. Card base is SU! Kraft, embossed layer is Bermuda Bay, and the image/sentiment are matted with Pink Passion. Image is colored with Copics.

 Challenges I was inspired by for the card above include:
1.2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Christmas in July
2. Crafty Creations Challenges - Free for All
3. Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
4. Creatalicious Challenges - Christmas in July
5. Drunken Stampers - Christmas card but with a summer/sun/tropical twist
6. Frosted Designs - stamping challenge
7. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - photo inspiration
8. little red wagon - Christmas in July
9. Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July
10. The Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
11. The Pink Elephant - Christmas in July
12. Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in July
13. Tuesday Throwdown - Hot Colors

Next up is the wedding card...I used SU! "Elegant Soiree" DSP, Baja Breeze, and Soft Suede (paper and ink). The butterflies are a SU! Embosslit "Beautiful Wings" and the embossing folder is also SU! (forgot the name but it matches the DSP). The front sentiment is from "Baroque Motifs". For rather "simple" card, it took me forever to put together (I cut 3 different patterned papers before I found one I liked!).

Here's a few challenge inspiration for this one (maybe that's why it was sooooo hard to put together!):
1. Party Time Tuesday - Lets get Punchy: used the die for the butterflies and a border punch on the inside
2. TotallyPaperCrafts - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun x2!

Aloha, everyone! I know much of the mainland is burning up in the heat this summer but I was inspired by all of those beach/fun in the sun challenges for my card(s) this weekend. Same theme for both but different styles kinda. First up is a soft colored beach scene using stamps from a Flourishes set called "Beach Life". The image is colored with copics and the background on the image is done with ink and sponges. The DSP is Bella Blue (Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla). The embossing behind the image is a SU! folder called "Square Lattice". Also got a silver starfish brad and twill ribbon.

 Here's some challenges that this one fits:
1. By The Cute And Girly - A day at...the beach!
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - busting out the rubber (stamps): I'm hoping the clear stamps count for this
3. Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - Anything goes as long as it is a card.
4. Freshly Brewed Challenge - summertime
5. little red wagon - life's a beach!
6. Mojo Monday - sketch
7. Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
8. Crafty Sentiments - summertime
9. TotallyPaperCrafts - here comes summer

The next card is a bright summer card using a CC Designs image "Polka Dot Emma" Her swimsuit and headband are paper pieced with Basic Grey Konnichiwa paper (another pattern from that pack is used on the background too). The rest of her and the backgrounds are colored with copics. The card based in SU! Baja Breeze, which also used for the top layer of wave die cuts with Blue Bayou underneath. The button is also SU! Baja Breeze and tied on with SU! linen thread. The yellow paper is Daffodil Delight from SU! The sentiment is from a little dollar set from Michael's. The cloud and wave dies are from Taylored Expressions. The twill ribbon is from Wally World and the clouds were jazzed up with Diamond Stickles.

Here's the challenges for this one:
1. 365 Cards - Fun in the Sun: my three summer items are the image, the waves and the sentiment!
2. BasicGrey Challenges - Fun in the Sun: the patterned paper is the Konnichiwa pad
3. Bearly Mine Challenges - ribbon(s) and bow(s)
4. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - splashy/water themed
5. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - anything goes
6. Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - paper piecing
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge - fun in the sun with optional sparkle/shine
8. Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - spots: on her swimsuit colored with a white gel pen
10. Cupcake Craft Challenges - bright as a button (bright colors and at least one button)
11. Delicious Doodles challenges - summer holidays
14. Hand Stamped Sentiments - Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight: I got some other colors in there but tried to focus on those
16. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - paper piecing
17. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - summertime girls
19. Totally Stampalicious - bows and ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!