Tuesday, January 31, 2012

365 Cards - Day 338 - Brad Bonanza

Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards! Today's challenge is titled "Brad Bonanza"...can you guess what that means?!? Specifically Pam wants to see you use 10 (or more) brads on your project. For my sample I made a "non-traditional" valentine's day card with this super cute Changito stamp and sentiment. He's colored with Copics and yes, those are two brads on the tires! The other brads are pretty obvious across the bottom of the card (that's another 9 for a total of 11 brads). It's kinda hard to see but I (*) embossed a stripped pattern on the brown panel. Here's the other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog - Z for Zoo Animals
2. Anything Goes Challenge Blog - to the one that I love
3. Crafty Sentiments - punches and/or dies: the border is a punch and the image and sentiment were cut with dies
4. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - anything goes
5. Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch
6. Lollipop Crafts - anything goes
7. Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps  - for a loved one
8. Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge - let's go to the zoo
9. Sentimental Sundays - dry embossing (see * above)
10. Stamp-n-doodle - romance, love, and/or valentines
11. Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - anything goes
12. Stampin' for the Weekend - embossing (see * above)
13. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - animals

Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to see your all your brads!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

365 Cards and a so long for now...

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday with 365 Cards and D2D!! Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to make a card with a nautical theme and I thought this image (Quiet Sunset) from Faith at D2D was perfect. I colored it up on watercolor paper with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The DSP is SU! Bella Bleu and the hardware is also SU! The knot is supposed to be a heart...not sure I quite got it there but you can find the tutorial for it here. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. Challenge up your life - thank you
2. Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - thank you
3. Sketches by Carly - sketch
4. The Crafty Pad - something for the boys
5. Totally Stampalicious - Masculine
6. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by again and I also wanted to let you know that this will be my last sample as a member of the D2D team. I love Faith's images and being on the DT has been great but as we all find sometime we need to take a break and recoup...that's where I find myself. I still plan to play along and hopefully will be back on the team some day so it's "so long for now..."


Friday, January 20, 2012

January release at D2D!

Aloha and welcome to the January new release with Designed2Delight (go back there if you get lost or want to start at the beginning)! I used Birdie's Valentine for my sample image and paper pieced it and layered the card up with digital papers from the new release too. Next up in the hop is Katie!

Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - embossing
2. Card Makin’ Mamas - something old: I've had the embossing folder, rhinestone and heart brad for over a 1 year
3. Crafty Creations Challenges - valentine
4. Creative Card Crew - seeing red
5. Do you Stack up - patterns
6. Drunken Stampers - love
7. i{heart}2stamp - sketch
8. Karens Doodles Challenge Blog - paper piecing
9. Paper Issues - all we need is love
10. Really Reasonable Ribbon - valentine's day + ribbon
11. Sentimental Sundays - ribbon + sentiment
12. Simply Create Too - Love is in the air
13. The Crazy Challenge - ribbon, embossing, die cut shape
14. Totally Stampalicious - valentine theme
15. Wags ‘n Whiskers - Valentines/Love

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

365 Cards - Day 324 - Bold Banner

Aloha and welcome to another wonderful Wednesday at 365 Cards! Today's challenge is titled "Bold Banner" and Pam wants to see a banner be the focus of your card and include the sentiment on it. I broke out my super fun pennant punch from SU!, my bright and colorful Big Top Birthday DSP and some sparkly rhinestones to make this card! Not sure I've ever done a card in this color combo (Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight) but I gotta admit that I like it! I'm thinking this would make a wonderful birthday card. Here's some other challenges I was inspired by for this one:
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - metal: got some of those much neglect metal eyelets on this one
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog - Y for You Can Choose
3. Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
4. Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - use a border punch
5. My Time To Craft Challenge - favourite embellishment: right now mine is rhinestones!
6. One Stitch At A Time Challenge - anything goes
7. Papertake Weekly Challenge - Buttons, Bows, Bling, &/or Blooms
8. Saturday Challenge - anything goes with blue
9. SEW MANY CHALLENGES - anything goes
10. Stamp-n-doodle - birthdays
11. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - glitter, bling, shine, sparkle
12. Winter Wonderland - birthday wishes


Monday, January 16, 2012

Playing along...

Aloha! With the holiday weekend I had some time to create a "just for fun" card! Gotta admit I haven't outgrown loving to color images by hand and this "Birthday Fairy Lee" is just so much fun! She's colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Things are glittered up with a Spica clear pen. The patterned paper is SU! Big Top Birthday and I love the bright colors! It ended up looking a bit Fourth of July with the red, white and blue and the stars but I still think it's fun. Here's some challenges I was inspired by for this one:

1. allsorts challenge blog - Celebration of Nations: The red, white and blue, and stars remind me of the US flag
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - celebration
3. Catch The Bug Challenge Blog - birthday
4. Crafty Cardmakers - no floral embellishments
5. Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges - anything goes + digi
6. Digi Doodle Shop 's Best - embossing
7. Eat Sleep Stamp - sketch
8. Flutter By Wednesday's - bright colors (+ fairy)
9. Incy Wincy Designs - bold & brights
10. Mo’s Challenge - clean and simple (+ Mo image)
11. Paper Makeup Stamps - a fairy nice day
12. Scrap-Creations - glitter
13. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - texture please
14. The ABC Challenge - happy birthday
15. Totally Gorjuss - star

Here's hoping you have a wonderful week and see you back on Wednesday for my 365 Cards sample!